The grave of S.L. Lovelady, born
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Additional information: Mt. Bethel Methodist Church was established at this location in 1836. The church continued in existence until 1892 when the congregation split. One group joined the Pleasant Point (Whitten’s Crossroads) Methodist Church about 2 ½ miles to the north while the remainder of the congregation moved south about 2 ½ miles and founded Pleasant Springs (Railroad) Methodist Church. The old log church building stood for many years and was last used as a barn. A cemetery trust fund for the care of this cemetery was established in 1986. (Information from Edgar D. Byler III)
To reach the Whitten’s Chapel Cemetery from Collinwood, Tennessee, travel Tennessee Highway 13 south for approximately 11 miles. Turn right (west) onto Wilson Road and travel about .6 miles. There is a Whitten’s Chapel Cemetery sign on the side of the road. Turn right (north) on a narrow dirt road into the woods and go about 75 yards to the cemetery.
This cemetery is in a wooded area. The cemetery has at least 47 graves marked only with fieldstone. One grave is marked with a large stack of rocks. It has an inscription on one rock but it is nearly impossible to read. This cemetery has large trees grown up in it. One stone is leaning due to a tree growing beside it. Mr. C.E. “Jeff” Whitten, who lives near, told me that there was once a church nearby. It was built of logs with no windows, only shutters to open or close over the openings. It decayed away many years ago.
Burnes, Carline; b. 1850, d. 1934
Donnelly, James; no dates, Co. “B” 2 TN Mtd. Inf. CSA
Elizabeth; b. 14 Feb 1854, d. 02 Oct 1895. Wife of
Fowler, Emeline M.; b. 21 Mar 1887, d. 16 Jul, daughter of G.& E.
Leandr; b. 31 Aug 1873, d.
Haddock, Acenah; b. 21 Nov 1796, d. 28 Jan 1862, wife of J.
Acenith Permelia; b. Oct 1839, d.
Homer H.; b. 04 Jan 1898, d. 31 Jul 1899, son of W.R. &
I.N.; b. 11 May 1839, d.
infant; b. 23 Aug 1900, d. 15 Sep 1900, son of W.R. &
James; b. 02 Feb 1795, d.
Soville A.; b. 26 Dec 1869, d.
Haddock, W.G.; b. 29 Oct 1884, d. 23 May 1886, child of W.A. & N.M.
Kelley, Mary C.; b. 08 Aug 1842, d. 12 Jul 1877, wife of S.S.
Linville, Lodaskey; b. 16 Jan 1816, d. 07 Nov 1885, wife of G.W.
Lovelady, S.L.; b. 02 Dec 1800, d. 06 May 1885, his grave is that of photo at top of page
Jane (Welch); b. 1817, d.
Phillips, M.S.P.; b. 1842, d. 1851
Phillips, Margaret Alice; b. 19 Jul 1860, d. 19 Jun 1862
Plyler, E.S.; b. Oct 1813, d. 04 Jan 1894
Plyler, Elizebeth; b. Mar 1819, d. 04 Aug 1885
Stults, C.D.; b. 01 Sep 1871, d. 07 Feb 1915
Stults, Nancy; b. 15 Jun 1885, d. 13 Jun 1929, wife of Oscar
Stults, Noah; b. 17 Oct 1850, d. 19 Jan 1925
Stults, Rebecca; b. 1840, d. 1929
Whitten, dates and names not legible
Whitten, Elisabeth; b. 1788, d. 04 Aug 1853, wife of George
Whitten, George; b. 22 Jan 1787, d. 26 Apr 1856, husband of Elisabeth
Whitten, Jonathan M. Rev.; b. 17 Feb 1819, d. 20 Jan 1882
Whitten, Mary C.; b. 14 Jul 1862, d. 27 Aug 1883, wife of M.W.
Whitten, Oscar R.; b. 06 Aug 1869, d. 16 May 1873, son of D.H. & N.J.
Graves listed from an earlier enumeration:
_______ (Elizabeth?) wife of S. Lovelady, b. 9 Dec 1800, d.
Haddock, N.M., b. 5 Mar 1844, d. 7 Aug 1878 (Fieldstone difficult to read)
W.J., b. 18 Jan 1818, d.
F., b. 18 Oct 1813, d.
Phillips, Luiza M., no dates readable
Also buried here with only fieldstone markers:
Stults, Alexander “Sandy” Wesley, b. about 1815, d. 1883
Stults, Mary “Polly” (Baskin), b. about 1815, d. 1885
Stults, George, b. 1783, d. between 1850 and 1860
Stults, Hannah (Forkum), b. 1790, d. between 1860 and 1870
Whitten, Charles, b. about 1750-1760, d. about 1840-1850, Revolutionary War Soldier from South Carolina.
Whitten, Mrs. Charles (given name unknown) b. ca. 1760, d. between 1850 and 1860