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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tombstone Thursday - Flatt


Riggsby Cemetery
7/10 Mile South of Apline Branch Road
On Rueben Jernigan's Farm
Sumner County, Tennessee
Annie Lee Flatt
Wife of David Flatt
09 Feb 1840
14 Jul 1924

This small cemetery in the middle of a hay field is grown up some from last year's cleaning. There are 14 markers (two are fallen over, but face up). A lot of the ivy or vines is poison ivy. We had to ford the Apline Branch of Red River to get to the hay field... only a few inches of water was flowing in this waterway, but far too muddy to cross by car. You can get a better image by clicking on the photos to enlarge them.
I accidently found this grave listed on Find-A-Grave (no photo) on Sunday 12 Jun 2011, found and photographed on 13 Jun 2011 after searching for my Great, Great Grandmother for over 50 years!!! She & her son Roe Tilden Flatt are buried in the smaller chain-link fenced area just right of the oak tree in center of photo. I lost track of her in the 1910 Federal Census of Christian County, KY where my family has lived from about 1810 or so. Roe married Johnnie Ettie Hall in Sumner County in 1907... there double headstone is next to Annie's. Annie is also known as LeeAnne. I suspect that Annie moved sometime after 1910 to live with her son & his family. She has a death certificate in Tennessee and I have the Volume & page number. I have the form to order it from Nashville. The cemetery is south of Bowling Green, KY near Interstate 65. As a genealogist, I can not express my excitement adequately!

- Photo taken by JGWest

[Tombstone Thursday is dedicated in memory of Donald G. West 1952-2000]

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