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Allen Cemetery
The Allen Cemetery is located 60 feet behind an old log cabin on a private farm
at the end of Luther Allen Lane. This lane turns off Gordonsville Road (Hwy 25)
beside the TNT Market and continues 8/10 mile to the cemetery. The cabin was the
home of Burton Allen (1866-1908) and wife Mahala Orange Allen (1872-1942).

The cabin has not been occupied since her death. There is another similar log
cabin on this farm. There are approx. 15 graves of the Allen family marked with
fieldstones. The one marked tombstone was broken and the top half was found
buried about five inches deep.
GPS 36-12-110N 85-58-109W

Allen, J. F. 22 Feb 1836 - 9 Mar 1897
"God gave-He Took-He will restore-He doeth all things well"

Names from Allen family bible are listed in Smith County Tennessee Cemeteries-South of the
Cumberland River page 2. The above tombstone of the father of J. Burton Allen is not listed.
Information on the Allen family can be found in History of Smith County, Tennessee page 336.
Photographed and copied by John & Retta Waggoner 31 Oct 2005.

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