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Primitive Baptist Church Cades Cove, Smoky Mountain National Park

Primitive Baptist Church
Latitude: N 3536'07.7"
Longitude: W 8348'49.2"
Elevation: 1860'


Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church
Photo by Todd Ratermann

Cades Cove  Primitive Baptist Church was organized in 1827. This is the oldest established church in Cades Cove and was originally in a log building until 1887. Names from most of the families who first settled in the cove can be found in The graveyard behind the church; Oliver, Gregory's, Shields and more. Noticing the dates infants deaths were not uncommon reminding us of some of the difficulties of living in those times.
 

The following is a partial list of people who are buried in the cemetery behind Primitive Baptist Church. If you know of any additional names or have any additional details about those already listed here please let us know.
Last Name First, M Date 0f Birth Date 0f Death
Birchfield Rutha Oliver Gregory 1833 1891
Brown J.R. 3/17/1897 10/18/1905
Ditmore Virginia 8/23/1861 9/22/1864
Gregory Carl? 9/29/1907 1/14/1933
Gregory Catherine 8/3/1858 7/30/??
Gregory Celia 11/30/1830 3/20/1906
Gregory Charles 5/23/1823 5/16/1900
Gregory Josie    
Gregory Russell 1795 1864
Gregory Ruth 12/28/1852 6/11/1927
Gregory Susan Hill 1796 1880
Hamby William (NC Militia, Revolutionary war) 1744 1840
Infant Son of Mr. & Mrs. Pearlie Anthony 6/7/1932 6/7/1932
Lawson D.J. 2/14/1860 12/28/1931
Leadbetter J.A. 1/30/1851 9/2/1914
Leadbetter Caroline (daughter of J.A. & Angeline) 1882 1893
Ledbetter Bettie Jane 3/5/1883 1/25/1904
Ledbetter John H. 11/18/1900 10/24/1907
Lequire Fred 7/10/1897 6/20/19??
Lequire Willie 5/16/1898  
Lequire      
Moody R.M.    
Myers Lurena 4/11/1809 11/23/1898
Oliver Twin daughter of John W. & Nancy Ann 8/8/1912 8/8/1912
Oliver John 1793 1864
Oliver Frona Mae (daughter of J.W. & N.A.) 5/18/1903 5/30/1903
Oliver Irene Ryan (daughter of J.W. & N.A.) 2/7/1905 9/22/1907
Oliver Author J. (son of Anne Boring Gregory Oliver) 1907 1985
Oliver Anne Boring Gregory (Wife of John B Oliver) 1888 1907
Oliver Lazarus 1827 1902
Oliver Lurena Frazier 1795 1888
Oliver Martha Brickey 1838 1887
Oliver Martha (wife of John) 1846 19??
Oliver Sara E. 9/4/1888 8/26/1960
Quitett      
Roberts Samuel H. 3/1/1887 10/10/1890
Shields Willie Fay 3/2/1919 8/19/1919
Shields Robert 1784 1850
Shields William 1/23/1859 5/20/1902
Sands Anderson   8/2/1871
Shields Matilda 7/1842 1/23/1924
Shields   5/1867 1947
Shields Marry Polly Oliver 1817 1892
Shields Frederick 1813 1885
Sparks James A. 10/20/1853 3/28/1907
Sprinkle Hazel Ann Whitehead 5/23/1907 6/29/1995
Tipton Harriet 12/22/1853 9/17/1929
Tipton John 6/17/1855 8/10/1902
White Mollie E. Frady    
Whitehead Mary J. 7/24/1853?  
Whitehead Isacc 12/?/1860 2/1940
Wilson Lucretia Whitehead Potter 01/08/1849 12/08/1916
       
       
       
       
 

Related Links & Resources:
Smoky Mountain Historical Pictures
Cades Cove Preservation
Smoky Mountain N.P. Bird Checklist
● Burchfield Cemetery - Cades Cove

 

 
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