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Waite-Friendship Cemetery
This cemetery is located on Hwy. 64 about 1.5 miles from Wartrace (on the left as you go toward Beech Grove).   For more information go to the USGS mapping site at http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:1319546 and choose "GNIS in Google Map" on the right side of the screen.

It was discovered by accident while some bulldozing was being done to clear the land. Most of the stones are broken, and there are many unmarked field stones which may or may not be markers. Some headstones may be buried. An unofficial report says that there are unmarked slave graves. There are also 3 piles of rocks which may have been part of a stone wall or may have been grave markers (stones piled up to make sides, then with large flat stones laid across the top). The entire cemetery is in complete disrepair, but the current owner is taking care to protect what is left.

Proverbs 22:1 - "A good name is to be more desired than great riches."

The inventory of this cemetery is a family and homeschool project by David & Jenny Calvin with their children Charity, Julian, & Lauren. If you find some of your family in this cemetery, we'd love to hear from you!
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You can contact me at jennycalvin0828[at]gmail[dot]com.
SACRED
to the memory of
inestimable worth
Wm G. WOOD
a minister of the gospel
& pastor of the Baptist
Church at Rowsville who
departed this life Febr. the
8  1815 in the 48 Year of
His age
(there is a fancy but unengraved footstone with this marker)

SACRED
In Memory of
[A]nne C Galbreath
Who Departed this
Life [the?] 16 of July
AD 1833 Aged 7 Month
28 Days

MARY JANE
STOKES
Erected by
Va[rnie?] Warren

Broken piece of stone - "Finch"

ROXANNA F
Wife of R. L. LOVEL
Born Sept. 11, 1856
Died
Oct 2[8?], 1882
Gone but not forgotten
(this marker is leaning against a rock, not placed.  Elsewhere in the cemetery is an unpright footstone which reads "R.F.L.")

In
memory of Willi-
am Waite was born
Nov. the 4th 1786
& departed this life
Aug. the 6th 1845

In
memory of M.
H. Waite was [bo-]
rn Oct. the 21st
1799. & departed
this life Dec. the
[?]0th 1835
(this stone is in several pieces)

According to Millie Harris Crownover (milliecrownover@bellsouth.net) in January 2011, John Harris is also buried in this cemetery.  She supplied the following information about him:

John Harris Baptist clergyman was born 1801 Buncombe Co. N. C. He came to Warren Co. Tn. around the age of eight.  Listed in Warren Co. Tn. 1830, Cannon Co. 1840, Rutherford Co. Tn 1850, and Marshall Co. Ms. 1860, and Bedford Co. Tn. in 1870.  He died May 3, 1876 Wartrace, Tn. Bedford Co. Tn.