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Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

Sunday, June 14, 2015

We visited Greenwood Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee as some of my Polk cousins are buried there, including the parents and siblings of President James Knox Polk.  What I got to first, though, were all these really terrific monuments with the ornate shapes and 'shoulders':
Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

This monument from 1844 mentions that Martha Jennings departed this life age 76 years, 6 months, and 16 days:

Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

from the 1820s:
Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

1854, with weeping willow motif and the interesting flower shapes at the top:
Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

1862, with the female and male clasped hands, inscription at the bottom: 'There is no parting in Heaven':
Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

1849:
Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

These next three monuments have been taken over by nature:
Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

Symbols (Masonic? Someone please identify and let me know - thanks!) on both long sides of this one:
Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

The Polk section:
Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

Major Samuel Polk (War of 1812) and his wife, Jane, who were the parents of James (President), Jane, Marshall, Naomi, Ophelia, William, and Samuel:
Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia TN

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