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

Moses Steele Cemetery

 
 
Moses Steele Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
1. Moses Steele Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

This historic cemetery is the resting place for an impressive number of Revolutionary War soldiers. Thought to be buried here are the remains of these patriots who fought in our War of Independence: David Gillespie (1761-1835) of N.C., Thomas Gillespie (1755-1830) of N.C., Issac Gillespie (1750-1826) of N.C., Bennett Hargrove (1764-1842) of Va., Laban Hartley (1742-1843) of Md., Sherwood Smith (1761-1851) of Va., Zachariah Smith (1757-1840) of N.C., and Moses Steele (17 -1844). In 1808, Steele, a Mecklenberg County, N.C. planter, bought 225 acres of the 4,000 acre land grant of Thomas Gillespie. Steele gave part of that land for this cemetery.
 
Erected 1998 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 35° 42.968′ N, 86° 45.504′ W. Marker is in College Grove, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Flat Creek Road, on the left when traveling
Moses Steele Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
2. Moses Steele Cemetery Marker
west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6779 Flat Creek Road, College Grove TN 37046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Reed’s Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edwards Grove Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cross Keys (approx. 2.6 miles away); In Memory of Gideon Riggs 1790-1871 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Riggs Cross Roads (approx. 3.4 miles away); Marshall County / Williamson County (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Cove (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bethesda (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Grove.
 
Also see . . .  . Some additional information about Laban Hartley, his service and his grave cairn. (Submitted on January 16, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.) 
 
Moses Steele Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
3. Moses Steele Cemetery
Laban Hartley’s grave image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
4. Laban Hartley’s grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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