Taken from the Cemetery Records of Stewart County, Tennessee
Published by The Stewart County Historical Society, Dover, Tennessee, 1983.
Used by Permission
Cooley Cemetery. Located on right hand side of Highway 79 two miles north of Dover on hill in front of Swift's Meat Market District # 5 (*Note: Information dates from 1983).
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Informant: Irene Earhart. She played there 70 years ago (1911) as a child. She cannot recall the names on the four tombstones. It was known as the Morgan Place when she was young.
Informant: Walter Brigham. Cooleys were surveying the property line. One told the other not to put his mark on the tree. He did and the other one shot him dead on the spot. It is thought that Cooleys are buried there.
Informant: John Green. Two Cooley brothers are buried there. One brother was bitten through the boot by a rattlesnake. The fang was left in the boot. The other brother put the boots on and was scratched by the fang and also died.
4 UNKNOWNS (rock markers)
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