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Hermitage in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Jackson Family Cemetery

 
 
The Jackson Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
1. The Jackson Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Andrew Jackson's strong sense of family extended beyond those he embraced during his lifetime.

Reaching into the future to touch generations yet to come, he deeded a small portion of the garden in trust to serve as a family cemetery. Stones mark the graves of sixteen family members, and one family friend. This diagram shows the stones in the same order as they stand before you.
 
Location. 36° 12.881′ N, 86° 36.724′ W. Marker is in Hermitage, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from Rachels Lane 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in The Hermitage garden in front of the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4580 Rachels Lane, Hermitage TN 37076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “A Being so Gentle And Yet So Virtuous” (a few steps from this marker); The Architectural Evolution Of The Hermitage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Garden Privy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hermitage Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Explore The Hermitage Grounds (about 300 feet away,
Rachel Jackson Lawrence, 1832-1923 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
2. Rachel Jackson Lawrence, 1832-1923
The oldest of Jackson's grandchildren, Rachel or "my pet" as Jackson called her, provided much of the information we have about the Jackson family during Andrew Jackson's retirement and after his death. She married Dr. John Marshall Lawrence in 1853, and they had nine children.
measured in a direct line); A Landscape Of Inequality (about 300 feet away); Alfred’s Cabin (about 400 feet away); The Work Yard (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hermitage.
 
Also see . . .  The Hermitage, The Home of President Andrew Jackson. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Captain Samuel Jackson, 1837-1863 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
3. Captain Samuel Jackson, 1837-1863
The youngest of Jackson's grandchildren who survived infancy, Samuel attended the Western Military Institute in Sumner County, Tennessee. He died of injuries suffered at the Battle of Chickamauga while serving in the Confederate Army.
Andrew Jackson III, 1834-1906 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
4. Andrew Jackson III, 1834-1906
Andrew Jackson III, graduated from West Point in 1857 and fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. After the war, he returned to The Hermitage and lived with his mother, Sarah. He married Amy Rich in 1885, with whom he had two children. He and his family were the last people to live in the Hermitage mansion before it became a museum.
The Jackson Family Cemetery Markers/Tombstones image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
5. The Jackson Family Cemetery Markers/Tombstones
1. Sazie Lawrence Winn Great Granddaughter, 1854-1882.
2. Annie Laurie Lawrence Smith Great Granddaughter, 1855-1937.
3. Thomas Donelson Lawrence Great Grandson, 1869-1942.
4. Marion Yorke Symmes Great Granddaughter, 1870-1971.
5. Dr. John M. Lawrence Husband of Granddaughter Rachel, 1823-1882.
6. Rachel Jackson Lawrence Granddaughter, 1832-1923.
7. John Marshall Lawrence Great Grandson, 1859-1926.
8. Ralph E.W. Earl Artist and Family Friend, c1788-1838.
9. Captain Samuel Jackson Grandson, 1837-1863.
10. Andrew Jackson III Grandson, 1834-1906.
11. Amy Rich Jackson Wife of Grandson, 1851-1921.
12. Robert Armstrong Jackson Grandson, Grandson, 1843 and Thomas Jefferson Jackson Grandson, 1841.
13. Sarah Yorke Jackson, 1805-1887, and Andrew Jackson Jr., 1808-1865, Daughter-in-law and Adopted Son.
14. Marion Yorke Adams Sister of Sarah Yorke Jackson, 1801-1877.
15. Andrew Jackson IV Great Grandson, 1886-1953.
The Jackson Family Cemetery Marker & Tombstones image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
6. The Jackson Family Cemetery Marker & Tombstones
Monument Boxes image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
7. Monument Boxes
These boxes are covering the shared monument form Andrew Jackson Jr. and his wife Sarah and the monument for Ralph Earl. Both monuments are made from limestone. In nature, limestone layers run horizontally, but when these stones were cut and laid for monuments the layers were turned up vertically. Over time, water penetrated through the vertical grain damaging the stone through erosion and the freeze thaw cycle. While The Hermitage raised funds to repair these monuments, the boxes will protect them from further damages. If you would like to make a donation to this work contact The Hermitage at 615-889-2941 ext 203 or you can leave a donation in the Rachel's Garden Fund box near the Tomb.
Wide view of The Jackson Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2015
8. Wide view of The Jackson Family Cemetery Marker
Note that the protective boxes have been removed (see earlier photo).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on July 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 8, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   8. submitted on July 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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