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Bear Creek Cemetery

GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) Coordinates - N36 14.446   W085 25.950


Recorded by the Overton County Historical Society

Note: One of the earliest graves has a burial date of 1857 and this cemetery includes some tent graves

Legend:
SSDI
- Social Security Death Index
Obit - obituary
VDTR - Very Difficult to read
o/s/s - on same stone
d/o - daughter of
s/o - son of
w/o - wife of
h/o - husband of


Last Name First Name Birth Date Death Date Obit Notes
Boatman Beulah September 7, 1896 August 6, 1901   d/o Ellie and John Bowman
Boatman Ellie Harp July 27, 1860 October 22, 1914   d/o Wm Marion Harp
Brown Faney Louminey Urnistine January 26, 1872 November 12, 1876    
Brown Winnie L. January 27, 1875 October 11, 1896    
Craft S.A. March 4, 1840 August 9, 1873    
Davis           
Gillem Jane August 4, 1828 May 31, 1873    
Gilliam James M. May 11, 1852 October 12, 1881    
Gilliam Marvin W. June 29, 1886 August 26, 1887    
Green Cass August 30, 1882 June 6, 1962    
Green Lou Annie March 30, 1885 July 22, 1952    
Greenwood Baby No Dates      
Greenwood R.D. Dcember 2, 1881 May 11, 1917    
Harp Dora Stockton December 17, 1883 November 24, 1954   2nd w/o Marion Harp - d/o Bethel and Kate Stockton
Harp Linnie May February 10, 1912 July 9, 1912   d/o Z.R. and A.M. Harp
Harp Marion August 15, 1874 July 15, 1937    
Harp Mary Stockton January 20, 1878 August 18, 1903   1st w/o Marion Harp - d/o Bethel and Kate Stockton
Harp Mirty Clara June 23, 1894 August 18, 1902   Drowned in Bear Creek on her way home from school during a flash flood
Harp Rosy December 1, 1904 January 14, 1908    
Judd Ben No Dates     Veteran of the Civil War
Judd Burris July 15, 1897 July 20, 1955   Carver Funeral Home records state that he was born September 15, 1897 and died July 20, 1953 - s/o Jeff and Margrite Alice Craft Judd
Judd Elba July 31, 1896 May 26, 1913   d/o J.D. and M.D. Judd
Judd Jackson B. October 27, 1925 October 2, 1952   Carver Funeral Home Records: s/o Burris and Nellie Poston Judd
Judd Jeff Davis July 1, 1862 February 4, 1942    
Judd Joe August 4, 1904 February 28, 1983    
Judd Margaret Ollie Craft June 4, 1864 October 6, 1927    
Judd Myrtle Webb June 17, 1920 August 13, 2001

X
d/o Sammie and Chancie Mae Peterman Webb - w/o Joe Judd
Judd Nellie December 30, 1896 No Death Date    
Judd Patsy No Dates      
Norris Lowery D. January 7, 1875 July 11, 1950    
Norris Scytha E. Stockton January 6, 1888 February 7, 1973   d/o Bethel and Kate Stockton
Peek Wm. Cook February 21, 1859 October 3, 1860    
Randolph Joseph Winchester October 7, 1885 January 8, 1951   Carver Funeral Home records have date of death as January 8, 1950, s/o Gilbert and Rebecca Jane Conley Randolph
Randolph Nola Judd May 1, 1900 March 8, 1963    
Read Catherine April 3, 1818 October 15, 1904   w/o Rev. W.J. Read
Read W.J., Rev. March 9, 1820 February 18, 1862    
Smith G.T. May 3, 1868 May 1, 1887    
Stockton A.O. October 22, 1822 November 22, 1914    
Stockton B.C. "Bethel" May 9, 1826 November 7, 1894    
Stockton Judie Catherine "Kate" June 11, 1840 October 21, 1921    
Thompson Bob March 22, 1905 No Death Date    
Thompson Clara B. October 3, 1909 July 25, 1976    
Waites Fannie E. Wells November 29, 1846 November 6, 1933    
Waites John R. January 15, 1841 July 10, 1912    
Waites Sarah Hyder August 13, 1838 September 30, 1861   Married November 29, 1860
Welch J.H. June 8, 1837 May 6, 1874   Age 36 yrs 11 mo
Welch Lorinna 1829 1885    
Welch Nancy Hyder March 7, 1807 January 2, 1878   age 70 yr 10 mo 14 dys
Welch Poshie No Dates      
Welch S.D. (or J.D.) No Dates      
Welch Samuel October 4, 1802 October 10, 1874   age 72 yr 6 dys
Welch Sarah Hyder May 13, 1834 April 18, 1875   Age 40 yrs 11 mo 5 dys
Williams Catherine September 28, 1828 October 18, 1857   age 29 yr 20 dys
Wilmouth John R. 1792 1866   Was the father of 11 children: Robert, Sarah, Martha, George, John Lafayette, Jeramiah Marion, Isaac Franklin "Frank", Samuel A., Nancy Ann, William Dillon "Dock", Jacob Lavender - He lived about 1 mile to the north of this cemetery, near where Bear Creek runs into Spring Creek
Wilmouth W.E. February 1, 1884 August 26, 1884    
Wright Lebert Paul March 20, 1909 July 30, 1910   s/o R.C. and F.L. Wright

 

Harp Family about 1902

 Front Row
_____ Harp
_____ Harp
Matthew Harp
Marion Harp
Vallie Harp
Virgie Harp
Mary Stockton Harp
Clara Harp
Erbie Harp
Judie Catherine "Kate" Stockton

 Back Row
_____
Julie A. Moore Harp
_____ Harp
Dora Susan Stockton Harp
_____
_____
Martha Stockton Brown
_____
Clara Harp
Bertie Ann Harp

Virgie and Vallie Harp

Judie Catherine "Kate" Stockton and Grandaughter, Katie Norris
Kate was the wife of Bethel Stockton. She was born June 11, 1840
and died October 31, 1921. She was buried in Bear Creek Cemetery
in Putnam County, Tennessee. Katie Norris was the daughter of
Lowery D. and Scytha Stockton Norris


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