Occupations of Some of Those Buried at City Cemetery

ID Number Name Obit.
     
Artist    
110028 West, William Edward 1857
 
 
Attorneys. Davidson County, TennesseeLegal Symbolism
110044 Castleman, Robert Bell  
No ID # Charles Dickinson. (Re-interment and Replacement Tombstone 2010)  
260042 Erskene, Thomas W. 1849
No ID # Erwin, John Patton (Replacement Tombstone 2010)  
110056 Farrell, Louis, Jr.  
40061 Fogg, Francis B.  
290006 Foster, Ephraim H. 1854
40057 Reese, William B.  
40065 Rutledge, Henry Middleton  
 
 
Bankers
   
280278 Foster, Anthony 1825
250100 Horton, Joseph W. 1846
280171 Nichol, Josiah 1833 & 1833
280806 Sommerville, John 1846
110025 Woods, Joseph  
 
 
Barber    
No ID # Parrish, Frank (Replacement tombstone in planning)  
 
 
Business & Merchants
110047 Allison, Alexander  
280966 Ewell, Lizinka Campbell Brown  
80013 Ewing, Orville 1876
250072 Hall, Elihu S.  
280854 Irwin, David  
40022 Johnson, W. A.  
30028 Kendrick, James H.  
80021 Kezer,Timothy 1845
280073 Litton, Joseph  
280632 McAlister, James A. 1904
280637 McAlister, William K.  
280819 Spence, John  
 
 
Carriage Driver
310001 Porterfield, Jerry  
 
 
Chancellor of Chancery Court, Davidson County
150091 Cahal, Terry H. (1846-1851)  
 
 
Children of Signers of Declaration of Independence
40065 Rutledge, Henry Middleton  
40065 Rutledge, Septima Sexta Middleton (Mrs. Henry) 1865
 
 
Clerks of Davidson County Court
80017 Ewing, Andrew (1783-1813)  
80020 Ewing, Nathan (1813-1830)  
110044 Castleman, Robert B. (1840-1850)  
 
 
EducatorsBook Symbol
280664 Bowen, George Thomas - University of Nashville  
290067 Cockrill. Ann Robertson - Pioneer school teacher  
280201 Crutcher, Thomas - Trustee Nashville Female Academy 1844
110126 Elliott, Collins D. - President, Nashville Female Academy  
40061 Fogg, Francis B. - Trustee University of Nashville  
280957 Hume, Alfred - Father of Nashville public school system 1853 & 1853
280949 Hume, William, Rev. - President, Nashville Female Academy  
120017 Johnson, Bushrod R. - Western Military Academy  
180056 Kirk, Parmelia A. - Primary school teacher  
280272 Parmantier, Nicholas S. - University of Nashville 1835
280870 Stephens, Abednego, Rev. - University of Nashville 1841 & 1841
290148 Troost, Gerald, PhD. - Univ. of Nashville. First Geologist of Tenn. 1850
50029 Whyte, Robert - first president Trustees, Nashville Female Academy 1844 & 1844 & 1844
 
 
Firemen in Nashville Fire Companies
280777 Brown, Alex C. 1839
110135 Porterfield, Robert R. 1846
280447 Vester, A. Wellington  
 
 
Fisk Jubilee Singers
300009 Imes, Mabel Lewis  
280007 Moore, Ella Sheppard  
 
 
Governor of Tennessee
120016 Carroll, William (1821-1835, except not in 1828) 1844 & 1844
 
 
Grand Masters of Masons Masonic Key
70032 Claiborne, Thomas 1856
160079 Norvell, Joseph  
280622 Stevens, Moses 1841
280083 Tannehill, Wilkins 1858
 
 

Industry

250121 Bass, Peter - Tannery  
70023 Baxter, Robert - Founder Cumberland Iron Furnace  
120016 Carroll, William - Nail factory 1844 & 1844
250092 Hynes, Andrew - Coopersmith 1849
280905 Napier, Richard Claiborne - Iron Master  
No ID # Wetmore, Moses W. - Mining Polk Co. (Replacement Tombstone in planning)  
No ID # Wetmore, W. H. - Mining Polk Co. (Replacement Tombstone in planning)  
110046 Woods, James - Iron Industry  
 
 
International Public Service
280138 Armstrong, Robert - Consul at Liverpool  
280964 Campbell, George Washington - Minister to Russia 1848
No ID # Marling, John - Minister to Guatemala (Replacement tombstone in planning)  
 
 
I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows)
280716 Forsyth, George R. - First Grand Treasurer 1844
280876 Jonte, Peter - First IOOF member to die in Nashville  
80021 Kezer, Timothy - First Grand Master 1845
110026 Trabue, Charles Clay - First Deputy Grand Sir  
 
 
Judges
280964 Campbell, George Washington (Court of Errors & Appeals TN. 1809-1811) 1848
280838 McNairy, John (Superior Court Tennessee 1796-1797) 1837
110052 Porter, Alexander (Superior Court Judge Louisiana 1821-1833) 1844
40057 Reese, William B. (Supreme Court Tennessee 1835-1847)  
150067 Tatum, Howell (Superior Court Tennessee 1797-1798) 1822
50029 Whyte, Robert (Court of Errors & Appeals Tennessee (1816-1834) 1844 & 1844 & 1844
 
 
Land Developer
No ID # Wetmore, Moses W. (Replacement Tombstone in planning)  
 
 
Laundress
No ID # Sally Thomas (Replacement Tombstone 2009)  
 
 
Medical SchoolsMortar and Pestle
280043 Robertson, Felix, Dr. - University of Nashville 1865
270060 Shelby, Dr. John - Shelby Medical College 1859 & 1859
80089 Winston, Dr. Charles K. - University of Nashville  
 
 
Newspaper Editors & Publishers
280271 Hunt, William G. - National Banner & Nashville Whig 1833 & 1833
160079 Norvell, Joseph - Nashville Whig  
160078 Norvell, Moses - Nashville Whig 1853
110174 Wilson, George, Col. - Nashville Gazette 1848
200063 Zollicoffer, Felix K. - Republican Banner 1862 & 1862
 
 
Nurse of Children
280055 Porter, Cynthia  
 
 
Nurse. Volunteer in Nashville during the Civil War
280958 Hume, Louisa Bradford - Her sister Evalina Bradford Nichol, who also served, was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 1861
 
 
“Old Glory” American Flag named by Captain Driver
200116 Driver, William, Captain  
 
 
Philanthropists
280587 Bedford, Lucinda, Mrs.  
280780 Robertson, Duncan 1833
 
 
PhysiciansMedical Symbolism
290032 Dickinson, William G., Dr. 1844
200127 Dorris, William, Dr.  
60022 Harsh, Philip, Dr. 1870
170019 Hogg, Samuel E., Dr. 1842
280881 Lawrence, Wm. Pitt, Dr.  
280647 Luster, T. J., Dr.  
80036 Marshall, John Luther, Dr. 1857
110146 Oney, John Henry, Dr.  
280891 Pugsley, Charles, Dr.  
280043 Robertson, Felix, Dr.  
270060 Shelby, John, Dr. 1859 & 1859
80089 Winston, Charles K., Dr.  
 
 
Pioneer Settlers at the Bluffs (1779-1780) Nashville Today
290067 Cockrill, Ann Robertson Johnston  
290066 Cockrill, John  
80017 Ewing, Andrew  
280044 Robertson, James  
280045 Robertson, Charlotte Reeves  
 
 
Poets
280207 Cole, Clara C.  
 
 
Preachers & MinistersBell - Religious Symbol
280003 Dabbs. Richard - Baptist 1825
110126 Elliott, Collins D. - Methodist  
250078 Garrett, William, Rev.  
280949 Hume, William - Presbyterian  
280740 Jennings, Obadiah - Presbyterian 1832
No ID # Pinchum, John - Methodist (Replacement tombstone in planning)  
250001 Rains, John - Methodist  
280870 Stephens, Abednego, Rev. - Episcopal 1841 & 1841
30020 Stewart, M. S., Rev.  
190074 Winbourne, Alexander - Methodist 1840
 
 
Sexton at City Cemetery
280240 Kingsley, Alpha., Capt. - First Sexton 1821-1846  
 
 
South Nashville Mayor
270016 Paul, Isaac  
 
 
Steamboat Companies & Steamboatmen
160120 Bellsnyder, Thomas, Captain  
280435 Harman, W. J., Captain  
110074 Miller, Joseph, Captain  
180012 Rayburn, J. K., Major  
280614 Smith, Joseph, Captain 1837
110046 Woods, James  
 
 
U.S. Postmaster in Nashville
280753 Currey, Robert Brownlee  
 
 
U. S. Senators from Tennessee
280964 Campbell, George Washington (1811-1819) 1848
290006 Foster, Ephraim H. (1843-1845) 1854
 
 
Woodman of the Worldwoodmen symbolism
280462 Howell, James L.  
 
 
WritersWriter's symbolism
200061 Bond, Octavia Zollicoffer  
110122 Elliott, Elizabeth P. (Lizzie P.)  
260042 Erskene, Thomas W. 1849
40061 Fogg, Mary Rutledge  
40076 Ramsey, W. B. A.  
280083 Tannehill, Wilkins 1858
290148 Troost, Gerald, PhD. 1850
 
 

List prepared by Fletch Coke 11-1-2010 - Images courtesy of graveaddiction.com

This is a sampling of types of occupations for a few individuals buried at City Cemetery. Additions to this list are welcome. Please, email any information you might have to info@thenashvillecitycemetery.org


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