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Gallatin Burial near Bridgeville

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Re: Gallatin Burial near Bridgeville

Posted: 1487886350000
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Thank you, Judy. Thomas Otho Adkins, died 21 May 1882, was buried on 25 May 1882 "about 7 miles above Bridgeville" on the Jefferson River. {Source: Adkins Family Bible, http://www.adkins.ws/AdkinsFamilyBible.htm ]
My error was looking north or downriver, as about 7 miles upriver is Mount Green (or Willow Creek) Cemetery, one of the two viable cemeteries believed in use at that time. According to historical account, "Mount Green Cemetery had its beginning on December 31, 1864, in a howling blizzard. A lone man, struggling through the storm toward Willow Creek, made it to the hill, where the cemetery is now located, when he fell exhausted and froze to death about halfway between the James Green and McGaugh cabins. The next morning members of the McGaugh family found him and he was buried unidentified at the point where he was found. James Green later donated sufficient land for a community cemetery there." [Source: Headwater Heritage Museum, http://www.tfhistory.org/history%20WC%2001.html ]
I have left a message for George Reich, the Mount Green Committee Chairman, but will keep your link as a backup.
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