Joseph Woods McEwen – Tombstone Inscriptions

McEwen, Joseph Woods, Dr.
Section 27
ID # 270065

Dr. Joseph Woods
Son of Joseph H.
& Sophia McEwen
Born Aug. 6, 1823
Died Oct. 18, 1863
Nashville, TN.

Erected 2016

1908 Plat: Dr. J.W. McEwen (1826-1863)
       Section 27 EP Lot 8
       Lot owner J.H. McEwen
Smith (1908): Dr. J.W. McEwen
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 (photograph)

       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.

History provided by Thomas B. Rowan 4-20-2015.

At the beginning of the Civil War he served as Acting Assistant Surgeon at the Anderson Hospital, Nashville. On 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.

Anderson Hospital, serving Confederate soldiers, was located in Nashville from November 1861 until the occupation of Nashville in February 1862.

Curry and Marshall Burials Index
To see a list of 269 Confederates who died in Nashville at Anderson Hospital and at other local hospitals and private homes between November 6, 1861-January 21, 1862, visit the Military History page on the Metro Nashville Archives Website. On the page, scroll to “Curry and Marshall Burials Index.” These veterans were buried by Curry and Marshall, Nashville Undertakers.

Prepared by Fletch Coke 10-8-2016

Tombstone of Dr. Joseph Woods McEwen
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