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Mayes Family Cemetery
Sumner County, Tennessee

Contributed by J. G. Mayes, Oct 17, 2000 [jgmayes2@aol.com]. Total records = 15.

The Mayes family cemetery is located in northern Sumner County, Tennessee south of Franklin, Kentucky, on the Snider Perry farm at 245 Snider Perry Road, Portland Tennessee. Directions are as follows: From Interstate 65 at Franklin, Kentucky, take Highway 100 west (Exit 6). Go west one mile to Highway 73. Go south (left) 7.6 miles to Snider Perry (Lear) Road. Turn left (east) to dead end. The road dead ends at the Snider Perry Home (old Mayes cabin). The cemetery is about 100 yards due east of the house.

The cemetery was last visited and cleaned by Ron, Jason and Lucy Mayes in June 2000.

In this cemetery lies the oldest known members of the Mayes family, which include the following:

BOYD, Nobie, b. Mar. 6, 1884, d. Jan. 25, 1903
HINTON, Lila Mai, b. May 22, 1919, d. Jan. 21, 1933 (relationship unknown)
MAYES, Bessie I., b. Mar. 16, 1885, d. Mar. 16, 1920
MAYES, Emily, b. Apr. 17, 1853, d. Feb. 5, 1927
MAYES, Frank M., b. Sep. 16, 1850, d. Jan. 15, 1924
MAYES, George, b. Oct. 17, 1877, d. Dec. 19, 1932
MAYES, James Rufus, b. Sep. 3, 1884, d. May 24, 1921
MAYES, Nancy, b. Oct. 11, 1813, d. Nov. 1, 1907
MAYES, Odie, b. Sep. 1, 1900, d. Mar. 25, 1917
MAYES, Virgil Goodman, b. Apr.5, 1876, d. Mar. 2, 1931 (no marker)
MAYES, Virtie, b. Dec. 26, 1902, d. Jan. 14, 1904
MAYES, William, b. Oct. 31, 1776, d. Nov. 18, 1861
STEPHENS, Edgar B., b. Sep. 13, 1891, d. May 21, 1907
STEPHENS, James, b. Oct. 29, 1886, d. ? Dec. ?
STEWART, E. E., b. Sep. 20, 1874, d. May 18, 1896

Note: The cemetery also includes two unmarked stones, and most likely other bodies unknown.

 

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