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The Burford Cemetery
The Burford Cemetery aka Corley Graveyard is in an area of Trousdale Co that was Smith Co.
during the lifetime of several people buried here. This cemetery is located on Ted Hadjian
Lane near the Hartsville Nuclear Plant. The cemetery is strewn with trash, grown up in weeds
and briars, and most of tombstones are down.
GPS 36-21-830N - 86-06-040W

Shaw, Phil D. 17 Jul 1870-29 Mar 1941
Shaw, Jerry F. 12 Oct 1844-23 Oct 1922
Married to Mary M. Burford Dec.15,1867
Shaw, Mary M. Burford 17 Feb 1847- 7 Nov 1907
Married to Jerry F. Shaw Dec.15,1867
Shaw, Bernard O. 7 Mar 1881-30 Jul 1905
"Longer here he could not stay. He has
reached a fairer region far away, far away."
Burford, Joyce 7 Nov 1814-19 May 1891 W/O B. W. Burford
"One of earth purest and best."
Barksdale, Bettie 20 Apr 1866-15 Oct 1867
Baby of H.& Nan Barksdale.
Burford, Maj. John H. 26 May 1795- 7 Feb 1863
Footstone marked "F B"
Tombstone fragment appears to be Nancy Burford
born ---0 - died 1845.
Possible 50 plus graves unmarked and marked by fieldstones.

Copied by Retta Waggoner 19 Mar 2005.
Listed in Smith County Tennessee Cemeteries-North of the Cumberland River page 100.
Cemeteries of Trousdale County, Tennessee page 65.

For additional information on Major John H. Burford see
Trousdale County History (Allen) 1991 page 218.

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