Salley – Tombstone Inscription

Buried Negro lot in 1862

Interment Book:
        23 Years Female Black
        Residence: Country
        Buried on Negro lot
        Servant to Col. Joseph A. S. Acklen

Note: During the Civil War when Nashville was occupied by the Federal Army, the Sexton recorded the names of “slaves” as “servants’ in the Interment Books.

From Mark Brown, Director Belmont Mansion
Historic Home of Adelicia & Joseph Acklen “Salley was living at Belmont in 1862, the Acklens’ country home.”

Report March 2013