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Piper aka The Coons Cemetery
The Piper Cemetery aka Coons Cemetery is located on the hill behind the old house
of Clarence and Annie Hackett at #437 Pleasant Shade Highway in Graveltown.
GPS 36-20-623N 85-58-025W

Oldham, Viana 30 May 1858 - 10 Mar 1883 W/O James Oldham
"A faithful wife and Mother dear in sweet respose is sleeping here-
Her painful loss we deeply feel but God can our sorrow heal"
Cleveland, Cynthia H. 7 Mar 1849 - 30 Apr 1864
"Her trust was in God"

The above two tombstone were buried and were dug out.
Two other tombstones listed in the cemetery book were not found.
They are"
Piper,James --- 1804---
Piper, Nancy --- 1883---

A few years ago a metal sign was placed at this cemetery entitled "Coons Cemetery".
There are several graves marked by fieldstones.
Approx. 100 yards north in same field is another small cemetery with several
unknown graves marked by fieldstones. Property owner stated these were reported
to be graves of Afro-Americans.
GPS 36-20-675N 85-58-054W

Listed in Smith County Tennessee Cemeteries-North of the Cumberland River page 119.
Copied by Retta Waggoner & Melissa Rose March 29, 2006


Cemetery of Afro Americans up the hill from Piper Aka Coons Cemetery

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