Roney Cemetery

Contributed by Sara Edwards
© 1969

Location: RONEY CEMETERY, Northeast Corner, intersection of Hwy 25 and 31W, on bluff. Transcribed by Sara E. Edwards on October 19, 1969. The cemetery is walled with a stone wall and divided by a wall down the center, separating the older and newer sections. When I played there as a child, it was covered with lilies of the valley in spring. In 1969 it was overgrown with weeds and trees. The older headstones were not all legible. Some had weathered smooth, and one had a tree grown through it, holding it face down so it could not be read. Following are the legible stones:


W. H. RONEY, died March 30, 1845

CATHARINE RONEY, died April 11, 1840

JAMES RONEY, died November 21, 1844

JOSEPH CAVITT, departed this life the 30 Sept 1832, aged 56 years


W. J. Gilbert: July 27, 1856 - January 4, 1933
Sarah J. Gilbert: Dec. 23, 1854 - Feb. 24, 1922

Elizabeth B. Roney: Feb. 3, 1847 - Oct. 4, 1912
John Henry Roney: Jan. 17, 1845 - Nov. 26, 1916

BENJAMIN F. RONEY, Born Dec. 10, 1812 - Died Dec 17, 1900

In memory of BEN DOLLEY, daughter of J. A. and M. DINNING, born April 20, 1869; died March 7, 1870

BENNETTE J. GILBERT, Consort of J. W. GILBERT, and daughter of BENJAMIN & DOROTHA RONEY Born Aug. 19, 1835, and whose cord of life was broken Apr. 23, 1860, In the 25 yr of her age, whose loss was deeply lamented by her family and friends.

DOROTHA RONEY, Consort of BENJAMIN RONEY, who was born the 25 of March 1815, and whose cord of life was broken Feb 18, 1860, In the 45 year of her life. Deeply lamented by her friends to whome this monument is erected as a tribute of respect to departed worth by the Cherry Mound Lodge No. 22 of F&A Masons to whome she was much endeared from many deeds of uniform kindness.

("whome" is the spelling on the stone.)

Note from Diane Payne:
In the book Sumner County, Tennessee Cemetery Records, compiled by Margaret Cummings Snider and Joan Hollis Yorgason, 1981, they have the following:

Roney, W. F. B & D April 1840
Morris, Susan died 18 Aug 1848 Aged 27 years
C. R.

Note from Larry Gilbert Hallstrom at
John Benjamin Gilbert was buried there on 5 May 1918, but a headstone was not used.
I submit the following from his death certificate as proof:
Died at Central Hospital of epilepsy. Death Certificate 326 on file.
Date of birth: 1855 Date of death: 4 May 1918 Date of burial: 5 May 1918 Place of burial: Cherry Mound Undertaker: Henry & Bell Place of death: Central Hospital in Davidson Co., Tn

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