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Pictures of the Boren Cemetery Clean-Up


The Past

Boren Cemetery Clean-Up on 4/18/98

H. D. Dudley and Pam Tekell

Cutting away the briars.

Jimmie Simmons cutting away briars.

The large headstone is William Melton Boren

June 20, 1829-April 30, 1899

William fought in 2 wars, the Mex-American and the Civil War.



The Present Day Look of the Cemetery

You can see all  the way to the back...down to

Waxahachie Creek. Also, the Cemetery has been









James W. Bell's Headstone

An affidavit in Bell's pension application by one Alex Rogers states as follows: "I knew J. W. Bell in Jefferson Co. Tenn, long before the war. I belonged to Co. A 1st E. Tennessee Cav. in 1862. We were at Knoxville, Perryville & Chickamauga when I was captured. I personally know he served till Sept '63. I saw him almost every day up to that time. He was a good soldier, never deserted or abandoned his post."




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