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Bransford-Baird Cemetery
This cemetery has been restored by the landowner the new pictures that follow uploaded May 17, 2007.
The original photos at the end and house picture above uploaded June 25, 2000.

The Bransford-Baird Cemetery is located at # 72 Dry Fork Road about 100 yards N of the historic
Hughes-Ward home. This house built ca.1825 was the Littleberry Hughes home and later the home of
their daughter and son-in-law Lucy Lea and Nathan Ward. Nathan and Lucy's son William Walker Ward,
who lived in this house from age 12, gained fame as a Col. under John Hunt Morgan during the War
between the States. This house is now owned by Charles McKinney.

Had the top portion of the Bransford stone not fell it would have been one of the
tallest in the county at approx 12 feet tall. (Now restored)

Baird, Robert M 2 June 1860 - 16 Nov 1932
Baird, Bettie C. 15 Nov 1860 - 17 Mar 1926
Armistead, Robert Beasley 25 Nov 1923 - 27 Nov 1926 s/o Zack & Nellie
Baird, Mary Knight 8 Sept 1919 - 14 Dec 1938 ( Moved to Smith Co. Memorial Garden)
Ashley, Mattie Johnson 1869 - 1952
Johnson, John Ward 28 Apr 1859 - 25 Apr 1952
Harrison, N.B. 18 Sept 1874 - 28 Aug 1922
Harrison, Mace Paris 9 Apr 1884 - 21 July 1928 w/o N.B.
Bransford, Robert 5 July 1786 - 14 Dec 1829
Bransford, Jane 10 Nov 1794 - 2 Dec 1875 w/o Robert
Bransford, W.G. 30 Nov 1848 - 30 June 1922
Johnson, Albert Sidney 29 Aug 1862 - 8 Aug 1865
Johnson, William J. 6 Feb 1820 - 15 June 1901
Johnson, Hallie M. 27 Dec 1829 - 25 July 1908
Johnson, Inf 13 Feb-18 Feb 1871 s/o T.T. & Lucy
Johnson, William E. 22 Aug 1863 - 9 Oct 1932
Ward, Henry Died 11 Aug 1904 (engraved fieldstone).

NOTE: Evidence was discovered that a rock wall next to this cemetery had
been destroyed, nothing but 1/2 footstone was found, it is beleived that
these were the graves of Littlleberry Hughes and wife.

For more information on this house and the families that lived here read:
Several articles in the Smith County History.1986
"Hughes Family and Connections" by W.J.L. Hughes. 1911
"For the Sake of My Country" Diary of W.W. Ward by R.B. Rosenburg, Editor-1992

( Names and dates from Smith County Cemeteries - South of the Cumberland River Page 171.)
36-10-09N 85-59-26W

___________________ June 25, 2000 ________________________


View Of Cemetery From The Hughes-Ward House.

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