Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Jellico Cemetery, Jellico, Campbell, Tennessee

Jellico Cemetery is in the little town of Jellico, Tennessee, just south of the Kentucky state line.  A number of my ancestors are buried here; many Stanfills, Perkins, Lays and Bairds were laid to rest here, including the unfortunate Squire Perkins, who was murdered by bushwackers during the Civil War for being a Union sympathizer.

Squire is buried next to Simon Snyder, his brother-in-law, who was also killed that day.  Squire's mother, Cintha Stanfill, and her husband William Perkins, are buried next to Squire.  Their stones are propped up against a tree next to his grave; presumably they had fallen and were left there. 

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