Location:The Lovelady Cemetery is located in the southern portion of Putnam County. From Highway 136 heading south (towards White County) turn right on Lovelady Road (approximately 5 miles south of the intersection of I-40 and Highway 136; about 1/2 north of where Highway 136 and Highway 111 merge). Go about 1 mile to 1.5 up Lovelady Road. The cemetery is mostly on the left, but there are a few graves to the right of the road.

Sign identifying the cemetery says: "Lovelady Cemetery Donated by the Nichols Family"

This cemetery was originally transcribed in the 1930s as part of the Works Progress Project.

Mrs. Pat Franklin, the Putnam County Historian, surveyed the cemetery on Nov 18 1968.

Using her listing, I surveyed the cemetery during October 1998 and then again in April 1999. Many of the tombstone inscriptions have eroded since earlier transcriptions. Many tombstones are either gone, sunken in the ground, or broken. Mrs. Franklin gave me permission to use her listing.

The information in the [ ] was entered by me. It contains the state of the stone as of 1998-1999 or family information that I am aware of.

** - indications a shared tombstone

Graves were read from left to right

  • Row 1
    • Tenn. Dearin [Information is no longer visible]
    • Eliz. Yount dec 8 May 1846, age 73 [Information is no longer visible.
    • Two unmarked graves.
  • Row 2
    • Four unmarked graves.
  • Row 3
    • Three unmarked graves [One stone gone. One stone broken]
  • Row 4
    • Johnie F. Wiggins, born 14 Jan. 1889, died 20 Sept. 1901
    • Ellie V. Wiggins, born 25 Oct. 1902, died 13 May 1908
    • **Elizabeth Van Wiggins, born 23 Feb. 1861, died 14 Feb. 1944
    • **Dolphus A. Wiggins, born 23 Oct. Died 25 Dec. 1929
  • Row 5
    • J F W [Information is no longer visible]
    • W. H. Slagle, born 19 Oct. 1828, died 4 March 1911 [Information is no longer visible]
  • Row 6
    • Three unmarked graves
  • Row 7
    • **Sarah Breeding, born 30 March 1828, died 30 March 1909 [d/o Jeremiah Whitson & Catherine Bray]
    • **Joseph Breeding, born 31 Jan. 1822, died 3 Oct. 1897
    • J. C. Watson, born 23 Nov. 1855, Died 6 Nov. 1931 [Jane Catherine Breeding Watson w/o Jackson Randolph Watson d/o Joseph H. & Sarah (Whitson) Breeding]
    • Cansada Messinger, born 3 June 1853, died 14 April 1933 [3rd w/o Samuel M. Messenger d/o Joseph H. & Sarah (Whitson) Breeding]
    • J. C. Messinger, born 1853, died 1935. (stone gone now)
    • One unmarked grave
  • Row 8
    • One unmarked grave
  • Row 9
    • Avo Poston born 31 Mar 1894, died 16 Jan 1895
    • Frank C. Poston, born 11 May 1898, died 11 June 1899
    • Mattie Poston, born 2 Oct. 1882, died 16 Jan. 1897
  • Row 10

    • Lucetta, wife of P. H. Dalton, born 8 Sept. 1842, died 7 Nov. 1869 [Stone Broken]
    • Sarah A. Sherrell, wife of Jacob Sherrell, born 1817, died 19 Oct. 1883, age 66
    • J. S. Sherrell, born 26 Oct. 1819, died 26 Apr 1886 (stone broken)
    • A. P. Mackie, born 8 Dec. 1818, died 29 April 1896
  • Row 11
    • Three unmarked graves [One stone broken]
  • Row 12
    • Six unmarked graves
  • Row 13
    • James R. Rhea, born 16 Dec. 1859, died 19 Aug. 1865, brother
    • William C. Rhea, born 1 July 1847, died 28 June 1875, brother
    • James W. Rhea, born 18 Dec. 1821, died 23 Dec. 1876, father
    • Mary M. Mills Rhea, born 11 Jan. 1823, died 31 March 1879, Mother
    • Amos Rhea, born 16 Dec. 1859, died 19 Aug. 1865 [Stone Gone]
    • **Mary Farris, born 27 May 1830, died 22 Sept. 1915 [d/o Joseph H. & Sarah (Whitson) Breeding]
    • **John Farris, born 20 Feb. 1828, died 14 April 1914
  • Row 14
    • Martha A. Maxwell, died 20 Sept. 1888, age 23
    • Nancy M. Crawley, died 19 April 1887, age 20
    • Permelia J. Maxwell, died 21 Feb. 1886, age 35, We loved her, yes we loved her, but Angels loved her more.
    • Mary H. Maxwell, died 15 Jan. 1886, age 17, Like the Dove to the Ark, thou hast flown to thy rest.
    • Infant of David and Nancy Maxwell
  • Row 15
    • Frankie Maxwell Long, born 1854, died 1903
    • John L. Long, born 1856, died 1939
  • Row 16
    • Nancy M. Maxwell, born 29 March 1828, died 10 April 1909 [Stone Gone]
  • Row 17
    • Ettie Maude Mooneyham, born 10 Jan. 1874, died 1 Aug. 1888
    • Jesse Mooneyham, born 7 March 1835, died 30 Aug/ 1881
    • Eliza J. Monneyham, born 26 July 1844, died 22 Aug. 1878
    • Mattie A. Mooneyham, born 9 Sept. 1876, died 23 June 1878
    • Jemima Mooneyham, born 1797, died 1855
    • Daniel Mooneyham, born 1796, died 1865
  • Row 18
    • Six unmarked graves
  • Row 19
    • Isaac C. Graham, born 14 May 1830, died 29 Feb. 1885
    • Frankey Graham, born 9 March 1806, died 24 Sept. 1878
  • Row 20
    • Five unmarked graves [Tombstones have sunken in]
    • Mary Mills, born 1785, 26 Sept. 1966
    • William Mills, born 1787, died 8 Dec. 1864
    • One unmarked grave.
  • Row 21
    • Henrey C. Graham, born 13 April 1851, died 3 Sept. 1867
    • Joseph M. Graham, born 1 Aug. 1832, died 11 March 1858
    • Jessy Graham, born 11 Nov. 1837, died 10 Sept. 1838
    • Francies C. Graham, born 2 April 1842, died 30 Aug. 1850 [Information is no longer visible]
    • One unmarked grave
    • Lettia M. Burgess, born 25 Nov 1856, died 16 Feb 1862 [Stone gone]
    • Jefferson B. Burgess, born 1861, died 1862? [Stone gone]
    • One unmarked grave.
    • Thomas N. Burgess born 13 Feb 1836, died 1838
    • Joel P. Burgess, born 22 Jan. 1938, died 1838
    • John B. Burgess, born 15 April 1829, died Nov. 1842
    • Three unmarked graves
    • T. G. Bradford, died 18 Nov. 1849, age 29 years
    • One unmarked grave
  • Row 23
    • S. A. H. Price, died 5 July 1826, age 28 years [Stone gone]
    • Shadrach Price, died 16 May 1852, age 61 years [Stone gone]
    • Seven unmarked graves
    • Letty F. Burgess, born 12 Aug. 1838, died 15 March 1864
    • One unmarked grave
    • Russell Moore, born 30 June 1828, died 17 July 1867
  • Row 24
    • Eight unmarked graves
    • Polley Moore, no dates
    • Rozy Sliger, born 25 Dec. 1851, died 26 Sept. 1869
  • Row 25
    • Three unmarked graves
    • Margaret E., wife of J. F. Slagle, born 29 Feb. 1856, died 5 Dec. ? [Stone gone]
    • One unmarked grave
    • Tem Mackie, born 1861, died 4 Dec. 1937
    • Catherine Mansell, born 25 Dec. 1819, died 28 March 1879
    • S. M. Mackie, Co. K. Tenn Mtd. Inf. No dates
  • Row 26
    • two unmarked graves
    • Elizabeth, wife of M. H. Wallace, died 20 Aug. 1843, age 43
    • Four unmarked graves
    • R. M. Mansell, born 2 Nov 1859, died 5 Oct 1861
    • One unmarked grave
    • David Mansell born 2 Mar 1808, died 14 Jan 1861 [Stone gone]
    • Five unmarked graves
    • Anna Mary Hoffman, born 2 July 1868, died 2 March 1870, age 20 months [Stone gone]
    • a pile of stones surround the above grave [No longer there]
  • Row 27
    • four unmarked graves
    • Mary Crook, 1816, age 66 years. (Cannot read other inscription)
    • One unmarked grave.
    • One unmarked grave
  • Row 29
    • two unmarked graves
    • C. M. Huddleston
    • F. M. Yount, died 8 Dec. 1833, age 1 year
    • Two unmarked graves
    • A large stone with lettering but cannot read
  • Row 30
    • two unmarked graves
    • Deceased March 9, 1837 (no name) [Stone gone]
  • Row 31
    • two unmarked graves
    • J. Huddleston, deceased 2 Jan. 1842
    • Three unmarked graves
    • William Beasley, died 26 July 1843, age 66 years
    • A. J. Maden, dc 8 Aug. 1837 (practically erased) [Information is no longer visible.
  • Across the Road:
    • **D. B. Burgess, born 25 Dec. 1880, died 6 Dec. 1931
    • **Etta Burgess, born 24 Oct. 1888, died 7 Oct. 1941
    • J. M. Nickles, born 29 June 1838, died 26 Dec. 1925
    • Minervia Nickles, born 12 Aug. 1840, died 20 Sept. 1920
    • **Norman Nickles, son of T. P. & Mag Nickles, born 17 June 1892, died 17 May 1894
    • **T. P. Nickles, born 18 Jan. 1861, died 23 April 1921
    • **Mag Nicles, born 22 Jan. 1870, died 7 Sept. 1947
    • Infant son of D. B. & H. B. Farris, born & Died 14 Oct. 1903

  • The following graves were listed in a copy made of the cemetery previously, they cannot be found.
    • I.S. Huddleston, died 20 Nov. 1843
    • T. H. Hunter------Ellis----Abe, died 19 Nov. 1814
    • T. G. Price, died 1 April 1842, age 19 years
  • The following graves were not found in the original listings but were found 1998-1999:
    • A.D. s/o Mr. & Mrs. Claude Boulden born 21 Jan 1925, died 5 Apr 1933