Dr. Joseph Woods McEwen- Tombstone Inscription

Dr. Joseph Woods McEwen
Born August 6, 1823
Died October 18, 1863
Nashville Physician

1908 Plat: Dr. J. W. McEwen 1826-1863
           Section 27 EP Lot 8
          Lot owner J.H. McEwen
Smith (1908): Dr. J. W. McEwen
          1826 – 1863
Garrett (1971): Same as Smith (1908)

Interment: October 28, 1863
          Dr. Joseph McEwin [sic]
          Residence: City
          Disease: Typhoid fever

Visit to McEwen grave site 5-6-2015:
          Only Base of original tombstone

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Visit #270065 Replacement Tombstone for
Dr. Joseph Woods McEwen. Erected 2016


Joseph Woods McEwen, son of Sophia Coleman and Joseph Harvey McEwen, graduated from the University of Nashville Medical College on February 25, 1858.

He was married to Julia Story of Shelbyville. Dr. McEwen served as an Alderman for the City of South Nashville from 1852 -1854.  At the beginning of the Civil War he served as Acting Assistant Surgeon at the Anderson Hospital, Nashville. In April 17, 1862, he was appointed Assistant Surgeon for the CSA. He died of typhoid fever in Nashville on October 18, 1863 and was buried at City Cemetery.
History provided by descendant Thomas B. Rowan 4-20-2015

Prepared by Fletch Coke 10-8-2016