Posted by: smyrnatnhistory | January 18, 2009

Thompson Cemetery

Thompson Cemetery

Originally uploaded by lorbsel

Nestled in the side yard of a home in the Thompson Woods subdivision is the Thompson Cemetery. It is the final resting spot of Dr. Nimrod Whitfield Thompson Sr., his daughter Annie and son William. According to the 1975 Cemetery books, it is also the location of the unmarked graves of his sons George and Joe and a child of George and his wife Ada.

Dr. Thompson was born in 1811 in Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee. According to the Rutherford County Marriage Records, he married Nancy Alford on November 1, 1848. In the Nashville Christian Advocate, we find an obituary for Nancy. She died of consumption on February 7, 1860, at the home of her father, Capt. William Alford. Her only child, a son, died a few days before she did. She was the first known burial in the Alford Cemetery. 

In 1861, Dr. Thompson married Musidora Drake. To this union were born 5 known children: William, George, Joseph, Annie and Nimrod Jr.

Dr. Thompson died February 1, 1895.



  1. I added your blog to mine at That’s my personal blog.

    Thanks for the link to the cemeteries site. That ones mine too. Can’t wait to read all your blog.

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