Williamson Cemetery

Dalton Quadrangle -- Latitude 37.15'29"N Longitude 87.50'47"W

293 N from Princeton 13 mi, left on hwy 70 abt 2 mi, on right near Williamson Spring.

I have wonderful childhood memories of going to this cemetery every year.
There was a graveyard cleaning and a potluck dinner with cousins, aunts,
uncles, my parents and grandparents.

All of the children played, some of us sliding down the bank from the cemetery
to the spring area on a broken down cardboard box, laughing and squealing with delight.

I can still recall the smell of the wild peppermint growing around the spring.
I have some peppermint growing in my yard and I can pinch off a piece and instantly
I am back at the graveyard cleanings at Williamson Cemetery.

All of the men young and old would work cutting the briars and weeds away from the graves.
The women stayed busy getting the dinner set out and keeping an eye on the children.
There would be fried chicken, country ham, all kinds of vegatables and pies and cakes
of every description.

I think this tradition is mostly a thing of the past and it is a shame.
It seemed to make families closer and stronger.
Most of all I feel the graveyard cleanings gave children a respect for their ancestors
and the cemeteries, and a better sense of who they were and where they came from.
That special connection we are all looking for.

Flavy A. Williamson White was my great-grandmother.
William Austin Williamson & Willia Victoria (Blackburn) Williamson,
my g-g-grandparents.
If you would like more information on this family please email me.
Peggy D. Gilkey

John P. Cook
b. 1840     d. (April 4,)1934
md. Sept. 28, 1864 Caldwell Co., Ky.
Zidia (Phelps)Cook his wife
b. 1841     d. (Nov. 8, 1938)

Wm. James Robinson
Feb. 7, 1954    3 days old

Agnes wife of
William H.(Henderson) Williamson
b. Feb. 8, 1803     d. June 19, 1881
(md. Dec. 8, 1835 Wilson Co., Tn.)
(William Henderson Williamson is thought to be buried here also.)

Willie V. (Willa Victoria) Williamson
b. Sept. 24, 1857    d. Oct. 6, 1949
(dau. of James Mansfield Blackburn & Minerva Adaline Crisp)
(md. Nov. 3, 1880 Caldwell Co., Ky.)
William A. (Austin) Williamson
b. Mar. 25, 1852   d. Oct. 9, 1900
son of William Henderson & Agnes (Gothard) Williamson)

Bessie R. dau. of
J.W. & O. B. Horning
Aug. 26, 1898  d. Sept. 10, 1899

C. N. Creasey
b. Oct. 3, 1821    d. Mar. 20, 1862

Parlee dau. of
R. H. & E. M. Towery
b. Jan. 26, 1867   d. Sept. 25, 1874

Infant dau. of
R. H. & E. M. Towery
b & d Oct. 26, 1865

Joel H. Beckner son of
A. M. & N. M.
b. Dec. 15, 1865    d. Sept. 19, 1889
(md. Mar. 18, 1885 Caldwell Co., Ky. to)
Virginia (Kennaday) Beckner
b. Jan. 6, 1866    d. Nov. 6, 1924

Fannie Hill
d. Feb. 27, 1948    77 yrs.

Z. (Zachariah) Williamson
b. Sept. 20, 1839     d. June 11, 1881
(son of William Henderson Williamson & Agnes Gothard)

Flavy A. (Williamson) White
Nov. 4, 1882    d. Feb. 12, 1908
(dau. of Willie & Wm. A. Williamson)
(md. Sept. 25, 1898 Caldwell Co., Ky.)
(to Thomas James White)
(b. Mar. 29, 1877     d. Dec. 6, 1966)
(Thomas James White is buried at Princeton Memorial Gardens)

Rosa Lee Horning
b. Nov. 12, 1884   d. Mar. 6, 1897

Martha A. wife of
J. (James) R. Towery
b. Sept. 29, 1882    d. Nov. 14, 1883
(md. July 18, 1867 Caldwell Co., Ky.)

Elizabeth M. wife of
R. H. Towery
b. Feb. 4, 1835     d. Jan. 12, 1869

Callohill Beckner
b. Sept. 26, 1826     d. Mar. 23, 1864

Elizabeth wife of
Jacob Beckner
b. Aug. 17, 1794     d. May 9, 1858

Mary C. Hodges
b. Apr. 4, 1831     d. Dec. 4, 1891

At least twelve unmarked graves


Buried with no stone

Thomas J. Williamson
(b. abt. 1843)  d. Nov. 3, 1920
(son of Wm. Henderson Williamson & Agnes (Gothard) Williamson)