FERGUSON – GRAHAM CEMETERY

 

This cemetery is located on the right side of route 1083 north of the Cane Ridge turnoff which is approximately 2 miles north of the intersection of routes 1083 & 626 E.   Enter the field over a culvert on the right (east) side of the road and drive straight to the tree line (about 1/8 mile).  Follow the tree line left (north) for about 100 feet.  This fenced cemetery is a few yards to the right into the woods.

 

For ease of reference the graves are listed below in alphabetical order.  However, to look at a plot map and genealogical connections known for these family members see the link provided. There are fieldstone markers as evidence of several other graves besides those listed. Also see note* at the end of this page.

 

Photo of cemetery

Surveyed by Norm and Marsha Graham Strader on 3/11/2003.

 

 

CAUSEY

………..ANN ELIZA – DAUGHTER OF T S AND MARY CAUSEY

                        11/12/1851 – 4/16/1874

                        HER LIFE WAS LIKE A HALF BLOWN ROSE

CLOSE ERE THE SHADES OF EVE

                                HER DEATH THE DAWN OF BLOOMING

THEY OPE THE GATES OF HEAVEN

 

………CLARA – DAUGHTER OF G.W. AND M. E. CAUSEY

                        6/9/1888 – 3/29/1907

                        SLEEP ON DEAR AND TAKE THY REST

                                IN JESUS ARMS FOREVER BLEST

 

………JAMES A. – SON OF A. M. AND PAULINE CAUSEY

                        12/16/1845 – 1/25/1876         

                        Masonic Emblem

 

………..MARY – WIFE OF THOMAS S.

                        12/12/1817 – 2/8/1905

 

…….….PAULINA J. – CONSORT OF A. M. CAUSEY

                        12/2/1826 – 10/1/1855

 

……….THOMAS S.

                        6/6/1824 – 1/18/1906

Thomas & Mary share a double stone with the inscription “Gone but not forgotten”

 

COLEMAN

            ELIZA J. – DAUGHTER OF L. B. AND J. A. COLEMAN

6/30/1867 – 10/16/1868

 

COMER

……….ELLEN H.

                        10/14/1871 – 2/17/1873

 

 

FERGUSON

…………ADA    M. – DAUGHTER OF J.D. AND EMELINE

                        6/14/1869 - 8/1/1906

                        IN LOVE SHE LIVED, IN PEACE SHE DIED

                              HER LIFE WAS CRAVED, BUT GOD DENIED

 

…………AMANTHUS D.

                        12/22/1860 – 5/26/1914

 

…………ELIZABETH - WIFE OF JONATHAN

                        DIED 7/2/1853– AGE 76 YRS.

                        SWEET BE THY SLEEP, DEAR MOTHER

 

…………EMELINE – WIFE OF J. D.

                        6/15/1836 – 6/25/1913

                        WE TRUST IN GOD TO MEET AGAIN

 

……….…J. D. H.

                        1/6/1830 -8/7/1871

                        MASONIC EMBLEM

 

………….JAMES G.

                        4/28/1801 – 9/10/1840

 

…………..JAMES M

                        6/6/1859 – 3/1/1860

 

………….JOHN

                        12/22/1796 - 9/21/1847

 

………….In memory of Lt. JOHN G.

                        3/8/1837 – 9/22/1863

 

………….JOHN G. –SON OF J.P AND MARTHA M.

                        8/5/1851 – 12/5/1853

           

……….…JONATHAN

                        DIED 3/16/1860 – AGE 88 YEARS

 

………….JONATHAN P.

5/10/1813 – 5/7/1869

Masonic Emblem

 

………….MARTHA M. – WIFE OF J P FERGUSON

5/12/1820 - 12/7/1883

REST MOTHER, REST IN QUIET SLEEP

WHILE FRIENDS IN SORROW O’ER THEE WEEP

AND HERE THEIR HEARTFULT OFFERINGS BRING

AND NEAR THY GRAVE THEY REQUIEM SING

 

………… MARTHA M.

                        7/25/1869 – 4/3/1882

                        HER LIFE WAS LIKE A HELF BLOWN ROSE

CLOSED ERE THE SHADES OF EVEN

HER DEATH THE ____ , THE BLUSHING HOUR

THAT OPES THE GATES TO HEAVEN

 

…………..NANCY J.

                        1/9/1844 – 4/3/1881

                        OH CEASE DEAR PARENTS CEASE YOUR WEEPING

ABOVE THE SPOT WHERE I LIE SLEEPING. 

MY TIME WAS SHORT AND BLESSED BE HE

THAT CALLED ME TO ETERNITY

 

………….NANNIE C.          

                        2/21/1864 – 1/20/1865

 

……………….. PAULINA E.   DAUGHTER OF J P & M M

                        4/13/1855 – 12/5/1856

 

….………ROBERT G.

                        11/10/1866 – 2/14/1867

 

…….……ROBERT J. – HUSBAND OF AMANTHUS

                        10/10/1849 – 2/17/1932

                        GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

 

…….……W. R. – Husband of N. E. FERGUSON

                        2/27/1841 – 1/12/1871

 

………….INFANT OF W.R. & N. E. FERGUSON

8/20/1868 – 8/21/1868

 

….………WILLIAM J.

10/31/1872 – 4/14/1882

 

 

GRAHAM

…………ALONZO R.   SON OF GG & SP GRAHAM

 

…………ANNIE A.   DAU OF GG & SP GRAHAM

                        BORN & DIED 2/9/1861

 

…………GARRETT

                        2/18/1836 – 8/25/1909

                        IT WAS AN ANGEL THAT VISITED THE GREEN EARTH AND TOOK THE FLOWER AWAY.

                                G.A.R. EMBLEM

 

….……..JANE – WIFE OF JAMES GRAHAM

                        8/10/1803 – 11/20/1887

                        PAUSE NOT TO MOURN FOR HER, UP AND BE DOING

                                FOLLOW THE PATH THAT SHE TROD BEFORE

                                HOURLY AND DAILY HER LIFE WORK RENEWING

                                SPEAK  PEACE TO THE TROUBLED .  GIVE BREAD TO THE POOR.

 

…….…..L. A.

                        1/15/1872 – 5/10/1893

                        OUR DARLING ONE HATH GONE BEFORE TO GREET US ON THE BLISSFUL SHORE

 

……….……MARY J. DAU. OF GG & SP GRAHAM

                        3/19/1859 – 1/4/1861

 

……….SERRILDA P. – HIS WIFE  (double stone with Garrett Graham)

                        2/22/1840 -1/20/1916

                        SHE IS NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPING

 

……….SUSAN C.

                        2/22/1862 – 4/9/1881

                        BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD

 

………..ORA V.

                        4/2/1888 – 1/20/1919

                        THE LOVELY FLOWER HAS FADED

 

McKAY

………MARTHA A.

                        1863-1898

 

SIMES

……….VIRGINIA

                        11/4/1864 – 5/2/1886

                        THE CIRCLE IS BROKEN ONE SEAT IS FORSAKEN

                                ONE BUD FROM THE TREE OF OUR FRIENDSHIP IS SHAKEN

 

STEWART

………..MARGARET A. – WIFE OF JOHN S. STEWART

                        8/23/1844 – 7/16/1890

 

THOMPSON

…………MARY E. – WIFE OF N. H.

                        11/10/1866 – 11/30/1884 

 

*Note:  We did not observe the marker for Lydia Ferguson or Paul Ferguson but those markers were reportedly visible to surveyors in the past.

 

 

 


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