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

McEwen Cemetery

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 12, 2021
1. McEwen Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  David and William McEwen were two of the first white settlers with families in this area. They set aside this family cemetery on land acquired by William in 1789 and David in 1800. William, born in Scotland 1744, emigrated with his family to Penn. where David was born in 1756. William served in the American Revolution in a Penn. company. A sword he wore in the Battle of Brandywine is in the Tennessee State Museum. The family moved to Rowan Co., N.C., then near Danville, KY until about 1796, then spent about 2 years at Ft. Nashboro before settling in Williamson Co. about 1798. William died in l816 & David in 1821. Buried here are William, David & his wife, children & spouses. William's wife died 1851, buried in La Fayette Co., MS. with sons Cyrus and Ephraim. William's twin brother, James, settled in Rutherford Co., TN about 1809.
 
Erected 2003 by Williamson County Historical Society, in memory of David McEwen Descendant, Davis Hill.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location.
McEwen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 12, 2021
2. McEwen Cemetery Marker
35° 56.868′ N, 86° 50.246′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Wyndchase Circle just west of Aspen Grove Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21307 Wyndchase Cir, Franklin TN 37067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roper's Knob in the Civil War / The Union Fortification of Roper's Knob (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Franklin Interurban (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mallory Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Glen Echo (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle Ground Academy (approx. 1.2 miles away); Legacy Walk (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle Ground Academy (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
McEwen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 12, 2021
3. McEwen Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Last updated on February 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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