Old Collier Farm Cemetery

Submitted by Jean Caddel

In 1999, this cemetery was located on the Walter Upchurch land.  east of Italy.  Drive 2 miles east on Hwy 34 to a light brick home on the left. You need to stop here and ask for permission to enter the cemetery. Go across the road and down a trail  which leads to the barns - the cemetery is behind the barns..  You may drive all the way except in wet weather.  There is no fence and the cemetery is covered with brush and weeds - no maintenance has been done for many years.  At the time of this reading, a large tree limb had fallen across a part of the cemetery so only three stones were visible.  The man who showed us the way stated there were five additional stones and he was very interested in seeing the cemetery restored.

The only stones found were those of  J. W. and Sarah Collier and three children .

J. W. Collier      b. ? 18?  d. Feb. 10, 1855  [stone buried but  inscribed  Mason"]

Sarah Collier   Oct. 31, 1828 - Jan. 26, 1855   Our Mother [broken]

Eliza J. Moor      d. Aug. 15, 1868 aged 8 yrs & 2 nms

.dau. of J. &  E. H. [broken]

Rachel Tenery          Apr. 30, 1863 - Aug 12, 1868  under tree limb

Infant Windham        b. & d. Sept. 3, 1895      son L. M. & s. G.


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