A Trip Through New Chapel Cemetery – Hickman County

I haven’t written about Hickman County since our trip to the Jackson Purchase.  Hickman County was established in 1821, and named for Captain Paschal Hickman, who died in the infamous River Raisin massacre during the early stages of the War of 1812.  Travel south from Carlisle County on US51 and turn right onto Hwy 1540 to reach the cemetery.  This was another cemetery found by Ritchey’s search for geocaches.  It was a glorious day, lovely sunshine, blue skies, white wispy clouds – but chilly.

When we arrived, I was surprised at how small the cemetery is, but size isn’t everything.  The gravestones are spread intermittently throughout the cemetery – I’m sure more people are buried here than those marked with stones.

S. A. Hurd, December 9, 1851 – June 25, 1898.  J. V. Hurd, April 7, 1845 – April 16, 1923.

M. E. and Nancy Bugg Harper

Nancy R. Bugg, wife of M. E. Harper, born August 27, 1858, died January 26, 1906, aged 47 years, 4 months and 29 days.  ‘Here lies one who in this life was a kind mother, a true wife.  She was by many ways blest and piety among the best.’

M. E. Harper, born February 22, 1855, died September 2, 1910.

John W., son of G. L. and Sarah C. Britt, born May 4, 1861, died September 23, 1865.

Sallie E. Stephens, 1861-1938.  John E. Stephens, 1857-1927.

S. B. Stephens, born February 28, 1861, died August 31, 1903.  Aged 42 years, 6 months, 3 days. 

W. M. Ringo, born October 19, 1833, died July 1, 1892.

Elvira S., wife of Andrew Featherstone, died May 22, 1884, aged 56 years, 11 months, 4 days.

Martha G., wife of J. A. Stephens, April 22, 1857 – December 13, 1890.

Matilda Winchester, born 1831, died 1903.  T. J. Winchester, born 1853, died 1911.  Mother and son.

These fabulous trees stand as sentinels guarding the cemetery.

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