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Cavender Cemetery

Harbison Township

(Condition of Cemetery: Mowed, but stones broken;once a farmer many years ago tried plowing it under and was stopped; several rocks as markers, several places where markers no longer exist)

1st Row

S. S. Brattain

Born ?

Died: Oct. 3, 1850

(Stone Broken)

John C.

Son of of S. & S. Brittain

Born: Feb. 25, 1845

Elizabeth Thomas

Born: July 2, 1825

Died: Feb. 22, 1839

(Stone Broken)

Gone Home

Reuben Mathis

Died: Oct. 1, 1870

2nd Row


Dau. Of ? ? Wender ?

Died: Feb. 1, 1861?

Aged: 1 yr 1 mo. 17 ds


Dau. Of ? Mathis

Died: Jan. 29, 1841

Aged: 10 years 10 mo. 3 Dys?

S. M.

(Initials Only on Small Stone)


(Initials Only on Small Stone)

Margaret W.

Wife of T. M. Horton

Born: July 9, 1811

Died: Aug. 2, 1853

(Stone is off foundation, flat on ground)

3rd Row

(Rock as a Marker)

(Rock as a Marker)

(Broken Pile of old Grave Stone)

Newton Cavender

Co. E

58 Ind. Inf.

(Flag on Gravesite)


Son of A. & T. Cavender

Died: (Stone Broke in Half here)

Aged: 23 yrs 1 mo 4 ds

(Remember me as you pass

As you are now, I once was__ I

You may be __ __ in death and follow me.

(Couldn’t make it all out)


(Stone Broken)


Son of A. & T. Cavender

Departed His Life

Dec. 6, 1854

Aged: 21 years 6 mo’s


(Stone has broken at this point;

rest laying on the ground)

Son of A. & T. Cavender

Died: Feb. 8, 1856

Aged: 17 y’s

R. M.

(Broken piece of Grave Stone)


(Stone broken under name thru some info)


Mar. 30, 1806

Died: June 27, 1869?

4th Row

(Foundation Only)

Eliza J. Thomas

Born: Mar. 27, 1840

Died: July 11, 1851

Aged: 8 yrs 3 m’s 14 d’s

(Stone Broken off of Foundation)


Son of J. & S. Cavender

Died: Nov. 23, 1866

Aged: 2 y 2 m

(Stone Broken off of Foundation)

F. B. T.

(Small Stone Marker)

Frances B. Thomas

Born: Feb. 13, 1829

Died: Apr. 20, 1852

Aged: 23 y 2 m 7 d

5th Row

J. Hyde

(Broken Piece of Stone)

In Memory of

Nathaniel H. Thomas

Son of ???

Died: June 1, 1861

Aged: 27 years 10 months 22 days

(Foundation Only)


Wife of ? Nollon

Born: May 7, 1841

Died: Feb. 24, 1862

Aged: 26 ys 5 m’s 17 d’s

(Stone Broken)

(Pile of Broken Grave Marker)

(Tiny Stone Marker)

John L. Thomas

Born: Feb. 3, 1802

Died: May 2?, 1854

52 y’s 5 m’s 26 d’s

(Part of Stone Broken Off

& Laying on the Ground)

6th Row

(Small Stone Marker)

N. H. T.

(Small Stone Marker)

(Last half of cemetery has

no markers; was it plowed

under; or never used?)

  This cemetery page is the work of Karolyn Rae Roberts. Our thanks for allowing its use on     this web page. 

Submitted by Karolyn Roberts