New Lebanon Cemetery

New Lebanon Cemetery

Greene County, Tennessee

Charter Members

Asa Bowlin -26
Asa was born in Virginia on January 8, 1830, and was 18 years old when New Lebanon received its charter. In 1850 he was living with Hiram Smith and his family, probably as a farm laborer. On December 23, 1851 he married Mary Ann Mays, daughter of Jesse Mays and Lydia Smith. By 1860 he and Mary have three children Lydia Ann, Nancy Ann and Jesse M. They are farming very close to the church, living between John E. McNeese and James C. Bruner. Asa joined Company C of the 4th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment (USA), enrolling at Greeneville on May 26, 1863. He served with the 4th during many engagements, and was captured on October 3, 1863 in McMinnville, Tennessee. He was paroled in February 1864, and was discharged on August 2, 1865. In 1870 he was farming in the 17th district, living between James Rogers and Nathaniel Smith. He and Mary had two additional sons, Robert and Andrew Jackson. Asa died on November 1, 1879 and is buried in New Lebanon Cemetery.

Albert S Campbell
Albert was born July 12,, 1830 in Greene County and died April 9, 1898 in Livingston County, Missouri. He married Mary Jane McAmis on November 24 1847. In the 1850’s he was a store clerk. About 1860 he and his family moved to Livingston County, Missouri. He died in Livingston County on April 9, 1898.

Sarah Jane Cradick
Sarah was born on September 25 1827. She was the daughter of William Cradick and Rebecca Drain and married Anthony Thomason on Feb 12, 1849. This family moved to Crawford County, Missouri between 1852 and 1854, and ended up in Wolfe City, Hunt County, Texas. She died on November 14, 1891.
John Graham
John was born in 1828 in Tennessee; he was 20 years old when the church was formed. He was a school teacher and in 1850 was living with the John English Sr. family in the 17th District.

Henry Hawkins
Henry Hawkins was born ca 1828 in Tennessee. He was the son of Samuel Spears Hawkins and Nancy Caties Linebaugh. He was living with his parents in 1850. His mother died before 1860, and he was living with his father and sister Rachael in the 16th district.

Julia Ann King
Julia was born in 1822 in Tennessee. Her husband died before 1850, she was living with her 4 children in the Jerolstown area in 1850.

Jessie Mays -8
Jesse was born on Sep 28, 1802 in Amherst County, Virginia and died on March 11, 1864 in Greene County. He was the son of John Mays and Malinda Rippeto. He married Lydia Smith on March 21, 1821. Jesse was born in Amherst County, Virginia and came to Tennessee before 1820. He was one of the first Trustees of the Church. He served with the 8th Tennessee Infantry during the Civil War. He is buried in the cemetery.

Peter Mays
Peter was born on March 11, 1797 in Greene County and died about 1858. . He was the son of John Mays and Malinda Rippeto. Peter was born in Amherst County, Virginia and came to Tennessee before 1820. He married Honor Smith.

Nancy Mays
Nancy was born on April 27, 1826 in Greene County, and died on April 5, 1886 in Jefferson County. She married Robert C Gray on Dec 16, 1847. She was the daughter of Jesse Mays and Lydia Smith.

Mary Ann Mays
Mary was born in 1828 and died ca 1890-1900. She was the daughter of Jesse Mays and Lydia Smith. She married Asa Bowlin on December 23, 1851.

John McAmis
John was born in 1811. He was the son of Thomas McAmis and Jane Wilson. He married Sarah "Sallie" Hill on August 12, 1829. He was one of the first Trustees of the Church.

Mary Ann McAmis
Mary Ann was born in 1831 and was the daughter of John McAmis and Sarah Hill.

James C McFarland
James was born in 1827 and died Nov 4 1891 in Burns Mill, Roane County, Tennessee. He married Hannah McNeese on Dec 12, 1844. She was the daughter of Samuel McNeese and sister to Marmanduke McNeese.

Hannah E. McFarland
Hannah was born in 1828 and died Aug 6, 1877 probably in Roane County, Tennessee. She was the daughter Samuel McNeese. Samuel was the son of Marmaduke and Charity Beals.

Thomas Harrison McLain
Thomas was born in 1834 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He enlisted in I-Company 8th TN Cavalry Regiment (Union) on September 20, 1863 in Jonesboro, at the age of 28. He had a fair completion, gray eyes, and light hair. He was shot in an engagement near Morristown on Dec 1, 1864 and died on Dec 5 in Knoxville. He was the son of John H McLain and Elizabeth Starnes. He was the grandson of Thomas McLain and Elizabeth Duff, the matriarchs of a lot of the McLain families of Northern Greene County and Hawkins County. He married Hulda McNeese on August 23 1855. She died just a few months before he was killed, leaving their sons George M and Benjamin Franklin orphans. They were raised by their grandparents. He is buried in the National Cemetery in Knoxville.

Catherine McNeese
Catherine was born on Feb 27, 1827and died on Aug 15, 1905. She was the daughter of
Marmaduke McNeese and Charity Beals. She never married, and is buried in Pleasant Vale Cemetery.

Elihu McNeese
Elihu was born in 1820 in Greene County and died ca 1890 in Bradley County, Tennessee. He was the son of Marmaduke McNeese and Charity Beals. He married Rebecca McNeese on Sep 9, 1840, daughter of Jonas McNeese and Elizabeth Phillips. He served in Company M of the 1st Tennessee Calvary. Sometime after the Civil War he moved to Bradley County. His brother Eden married Rebecca’s sister, Elizabeth, on the same day.

Hulda McNeese
Hulda was born in 1831 and died on Aug 4, 1864 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, just four months before her husband would be killed. She was the daughter off Jonas McNeese and Ruth Babb. She married Thomas Harrison McLain on Aug 23, 1855.

John E. McNeese -14
John was born on Nov 8, 1826 in Jefferson County, Tennessee and died on Feb 4, 1870. He was the son of Jonas McNeese and Elizabeth Phillips. He married Rebecca Justis on Nov 4, 1847. John was 22 at the time he gave the land to the church, and it was what he had inherited from his father Jonas who had died in 1845. This is part of the 300 acres purchase in 1840 by Jonas from Henry Monteith. He is buried in the cemetery.

Melinda McNeese
Melinda was born in 1833. She married Elliot Williams in 1850. She was the daughter of Jonas McNeese and Ruth Babb. He was a cabinet maker. Nothing is known of them after 1866 when she was mentioned in her mother’s will.

Rebecca McNeese - 57
Rebecca Justis was born on Nov 5, 1828 and died Aug 17, 1894. She was the daughter of Isaac Justis and Mary (Polly) Wolt. On Nov 4, 1847 she married John E. McNeese. She is buried in the cemetery.

Samuel W McNeese
Samuel was born in 1835 in Greene County and died during the Civil War. He was the son of Jonas McNeese and Ruth Babb, and half-brother to John E. McNeese. He married Margaret Freeman ca. 1858-1859.

Joseph Rogers - 2
Joseph was born on May 20, 1817 in Greene County, and died on October 24, 1857. He was the son of John M Rogers and Margaret Caldwell. He married Nancy Ann McAmis on May 13, 1839. He is buried in the cemetery.

Nancy Ann Rogers
Nancy Ann McAmis was born ca 1820. On May 13, 1839 she married Joseph Rogers. She died sometime after 1860

Rebecca Shanks
Rebecca was born in 1829 in Tennessee, and was the daughter James Shanks and Malinda Mays.

Melissa Thompson
Nothing is known of Melissa Thompson