W.A. Johnson – Tombstone Inscription

W. A. Johnson Mausoleum.

Nashville City Cemetery
Section 4 ID # 40022 (2005)
Section 4 Lot 11 Location: Gulley & Elm (1908 Plat)

City Cemetery Lot Card for Section 4 Lot 11
Size.: 25×40.. Deed 214. Deed Book 11.
Sold Oct. 30, 1851
Lot owner: William A. Johnson.

Johnson Vault was identified on Charles Marlin’s 1914 List.

City Cemetery Interment Books (1846-1979)
City Cemetery opened 1822. Burial records begin 1846.

Those identified as interred in the W. A. Johnson lot & vault from the Interment records:

1858, April 5. W. D. Brown 23 City
Remarks: William Johnsons Lot
Obituary: William D. Brown

1861, April 9. Mrs. Ellen R. Johnson Age: 38
Residence: New Orleans
Remarks: Lot (Gulley Avenue). Wife of W. A. Johnson

After 2009 Restoration

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1863, April 29. James Johnson, Esq. Age: 66
Residence: Edgefield
Remarks: Lot (Gulley Avenue)

1864, Nov. 5. S. G. Moore Age: 19 Residence: City
Remarks: Johnson Vault

1865, Aug. 15. John N. Hobbs Age: 41 Residence: City
Remarks: In Johnsons Vault
Obituary: John N. Hobbs

1867, March 28. Miss Mary R. Claiborn Age: 14 Res: City
Remarks: daughter of H. L. Claiborn. In Johnsons Vault
Obituary: Mary Ramage Claiborne

1875, Feb. 21. Infant Daughter Residence: Davidson County
Remarks: Johnsons Vault. Child of Hiram Vaughn

1878, June 30. Mrs. Fannie Johnston[sic] Age: 80
Residence: County
Remarks: deposited in W. A. Johnson family Vault

1891, Nov. 4. W. A. Johnson Age: 70 Residence: City
Remarks: Placed in W. A. Johnson Vault

1900, Oct. 27. Jas.. E. Woolwine Age: 58 Residence: City
Remarks: Deposited in Johnsons Vault

1901, March 15. S. S. Woolwine, Prof. Age: 56
Residence: City
Remarks: Deposited in Johnsons Vault

1901, April 2. Lieut. Charles M. McLester Age: 26 Residence: City
Remarks: Johnson Vault. Was a gallant soldier in the war with Spain

1904, Aug. 9. Mrs. Sallie S. Woolwine Age: 57
Residence: City
Remarks; Deposited in Johnsons Vault. Wife of Prof. S.S. Woolwine, dec’d

Note on Interment Records: There are gaps in what can be learned from the City Cemetery Interment Books. The Interment Books did not record removals from the City Cemetery nor the re-burials from family graveyards to the City Cemetery. And some interments were not listed in the Interment Books, especially during times of epidemics when there were many daily burials. Other sources, such as church funeral registers, family Bible records and obituaries can be helpful.

CLICK HERE to view the Interment Book records hosted by Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.

Persons with family history, records and obituaries are encouraged to email the City Cemetery at info@thenashvillecitycemetery.org.

Report: 1-15-2010