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James Mast Cemetery
Forge Creek, Johnson County, Tennessee
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Located in Forge Creek, Johnson County, Tennessee.
Access from Forge Creek Road, going East, turn in at last brick house prior to Brown Road on right, go through gap behind turnaround and follow field down hill to two tall Eastern White Cedars in a wooden-fenced cemetery plot.
See the views below.
These pictures were taken at James Mast Cemetery in Forge Creek, Johnson County, Tennessee on 28 May 2003 by John B. Rochelle and he is the owner of all images unless otherwise noted.
Sources of Names Listed
The listing that follows is derived from the readings by and photographs taken by John B. Rochelle on 28 May 2003. We have used an alphabetical listing by last name.
This is a complete listing as of that date.
Information in brackets [sample] was provided by John B. Rochelle unless indicated otherwise.
Views of James Mast Cemetery
The views are noted with the approximate location in the cemetery.
View of cemetery and cedar trees
View of James and Eliza Mast markers
View with Danford Mast Potter marker in center
Some listings offer more than one picture. Most are marked with "alt view" as the link to the additional pictures.
James Mast Cemetery Marker Photos
Mast, David S
- Mast, David S.
27 Aug 1857-04 Jul 1935
[John David Smith Mast
s/o James Hamilton Mast & Elizabeth Barbara Vaught
Not in Nikazy
Md. Deborah P. Sharp 06 Nov 1898 JCT]
Mast, Eliza B
- Mast, Eliza
21 Nov 1835-09 Feb 1917
age 81 y 2m 19d
"There are no partings in heaven"
[Elizabeth Barbara Vaught
d/o John Smith Vaught & Rebecca Shoun
w/o James Hamilton Mast]
#Eliza B. Mast, widow
21 Nov 1835-09 Feb 1917
d/o John S. Vaught & Mary Shoun
c.o.d. Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Informant C. R. Potter (Shouns)
No cemetery listed
1917 # 135
Mast, Gilbert S
- Mast, Gilbert S.
27 Mar 1919-12 Mar 1920
[Not in Nikazy]
(Currently not identified)
Mast, James H
- Mast, James H.
17 Aug 1833-05 Jul 1912
"Our father has gone to a mansion of rest
In My father's house are many mansions"
[James Hamilton “Ham” Mast
s/o Joseph C. Mast & Celia _____
Not in Nikazy
Married Elizabeth Barbara Vaught]
Potter, Danford Mast
- Potter, Danford Mast
15 May 1871-15 Dec 1947
[Sarah Danford Mast
d/o James Hamilton Mast & Elizabeth Barbara Vaught
2nd w/o Charles Ruffin Potter]
Mrs. Danford M. Potter was born May 7, 1871 and died Dec. 15, 1947 at the age of 76 years. She was married to C. R. Potter who preceded her in death about three years ago.
Mrs. Potter is survived by one brother, J. N. Mast of Shouns, a number of step children, nieces and nephews. She was a member of Roans Creek Baptist Church. She moved her membership to Nelson’s Chapel Baptist Church a short time ago.
Funeral service was held Dec. 17 at 2:00 pm from the Nelson’s Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Clarence Nelson and Rev. Arthur Roberts officiating. Burial in the Mast Cemetery
(Johnson County News, Thursday, Dec. 25, 1947, p. 2)
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This page added 2 September 2003 and last updated 2 September 2003.
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