Crowder Family Cemetery
Corntassel, Monroe County, Tennessee

Thomas Crowder came to Monroe County, Tennessee from Montgomery County, North Carolina around 1823 after being recently widowed. He purchased land on Notchey Creek in 1839 where he erected a large grist mill and saw mill called "Crowder's Mill" or "Hopewell Mill." This stayed in the family until the late 1890's. Thomas and his second wife Mary S. Gharner died only 16 hours apart, Mary on Aug. 27, 1868 and Thomas on Aug. 28, 1868. Thomas was 77 years old. Thomas and Mary along with their son Uriah A. Crowder are buried in the family cemetery, "Crowder Family Cemetery," which in on a bluff overlooking the mill site in the Corntassel Community on Monroe County, Tennessee. The cemetery also contains about 15 fieldstones, one of which says "F.L. Two of the graves marked with fieldstones now have new markers. "

Transcribed By: Cory D. Mills in March 2003

Notice: Two unknown graves in the Crowder Family Cemetery have been identified! They are the graves of brothers Robert & Henry Williams. They were the sons of Joe & Janie Williams. The graves were identified by the aunt of Bonnie McLemore Joyner. Thanks for letting me know Bonnie!

Thomas Crowder
Jan. 9, 1791 - Aug. 28, 1868
NOTE: Thomas and his second wife died 16 hours apart, Mary on Aug 27, 1868 and Thomas on Aug 28, 1868.

Mary S. Crowder
Dec 23, 1803 - Aug 27. 1868
NOTE: Mary's last name was Gharner.

Uriah A. Crowder
Oct. 9, 1828 - Feb. 2, 1896
NOTE: Uriah H. Crowder was a lawyer and never married. His original stone has his death date as Feb. 2, 1896 and his new stone has the date as Feb. 22, 1896
Robert Williams
Son of Joe & Janie Williams
Henry Williams
Son of Joe & Janie Williams


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