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Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

DeGraffenreid Cemetery

 
 
DeGraffenreid Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
1. DeGraffenreid Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Buried here is one of Franklin's first settlers, Metcalfe DeGraffenreid (1760-1803), a Lunenburg County, Virginia native. Three of his sons, Abram, Metcalfe, Jr., and Matthew Fontaine, were veterans of the War of 1812. One of them, Metcalfe, Jr. is buried here as are a daughter, Susan DeGraffenreid Reese, wife of Beverly Reese; a grandson, Ben DeGraffenreid (1838-1859); a granddaughter, Elizabeth Reese Currin: her husband, John M. Currin; their daughter, Susan; and Katy Ewin (1858-1859) infant daughter of Metcalfe Jr's daughter, Catherine, and her second husband, John H. Ewin. Metcalfe DeGraffenreid's wife, Mary Ann, a sister of Franklin's founder, Abram Maury, is buried in Alabama.
 
Erected 2000 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee – Williamson County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 35° 55.613′ N, 86° 
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53.033′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Glass Lane, 0.1 miles Tennessee Highway 96, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 829 Glass Lane, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles C. Johnson School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hard Bargain (approx. ¼ mile away); Franklin Noon Rotary Rodeo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Breastworks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harpeth Academy (approx. half a mile away); Toussaint L'Ouverture Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Campbell School House (approx. half a mile away); Campbell-Harms House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
DeGraffenreid Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
2. DeGraffenreid Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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