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From: "Molly J. Welch" <>
Subject: TN Cemetery Project
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 1997 09:02:36 -0800

I am forwarding this message that came to me from the Williams mail
list. Thought it might be of interest to fellow Graham searchers:

Subject:Fwd: Cemetery Project (fwd)
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 20:25:43 -0600 (CST)
From: "Tanica C. Willis Campbell" <>
To: "WILLIAMS family genealogy list" <>

I thought this might be helpful information for someone.

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> I thought this may be of interest to this list.
> My 8th grade history class does a unique project each year.
> We clean up, restore, repair, and photograph one old abandoned and
> destroyed cemetery in the area each school year. About 120 students take
> part in this project.
> The students write a book with a picture of each tombstone in the
> cemetery. They research and write a resume with a picture of the
> tombstone of each
> person buried there. We then publish a book on the cemetery that is
> indexed and includes photos.
> We have done seven of these projects and the tombstones are now back up
> and the broken stones repaired. They even fenced one cemetery to protect
> it from roaming cattle.
> This year (1997), on March 14, we are going to restore the CARDEN
> CEMETERY in Coffee County, Tennessee. Students have already begun to
> write their book.
> Cemeteries that we have done in the past are:
> Shofner Cemetery in Bedfprd County, Tennessee
> Couch/Patton Cemetery in Bedfprd County, Tennessee
> Keller Cemetery in Bedford County, Tennessee
> Pioneer Cemetery in Moore County, Tennessee
> Mount Moriah Cemetery in Lincoln County, Tennessee
> Cash Robinson Cemetery in Coffee County, Tennessee
> Citizens Cemetery in Tullahoma, Coffee County, Tennessee
> abandoned
> African American Cemetery with only about 25 tombstones but students
> identified over 500 burials unmarked by going through death
> certificates from 1914 to 1939 and wrote short resumes of these people.
> They even discovered the long forgotten name of this old cemetery.
> I am not trying to sell books but we still have copies of these at $5.00
> each if one is interested. plus $1.50 postage.
> Contact me if you are interested.
> All proceeds go to repair and restore another cemetery each year.
> Tommy Allen

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