The Old Jordan Cemetery is located at Triune, Williamson County, Tennessee. Triune is an unincorporated community in eastern Williamson County, Tennessee, approximately halfway between Franklin and Murfreesboro. The community is located along the Wilson Branch of the Harpeth River. The intersection of former local roads State Route 96 (Murfreesboro Road) and the concurrency of U.S. Routes 31A and 41A (Nolensville Road) is here. The community is located just north of these roads interchange with Interstate 840. Many of my Jordan ancestors are buried here.
From the Old Jordan Cemetery FindAGrave page:
Transcription for the Old Jordan Cemetery was recorded by Mr. Walter Jordan and son Lee Jordan, and is available in Burials, Volume I, published by the Williamson County Historical Society, 1973. Also available from that organization are two additional volumes, including corrections and addenda.
The cemetery is on private property southeast of Triune, TN. It dates from the 1832 burial of Elizabeth Walker Jordan, wife of Archer Jordan.
William Jordan, a Revolutionary War soldier, and wife Sally Wood moved with their famiily from Virginia to what is now Triune, Williamson County, TN, and settled on part of the land grant of Major John Nelson. After William’s death in 1822, son Archer Jordan bought the Jordan home place at the estate sale. William Jordan’s brick house burned in the 1830’s, and descendants Newton and Mary Jordan built a new one about 1840. The cemetery is located to the west of that house.
The New Jordan Cemetery
There is also a new Jordan Cemetery, located in nearby Eagleville, at 379 Rocky Glade Road, Rutherford County, Tennessee. See its FindAGrave page here.
A brochure of cemeteries in Rutherford County says the following:
“The Jordan Cemetery dates from at least the 1830s when it started as the Jordan family burial ground. Its size would suggest it is more than just a family cemetery, and it may have served the local community as well. The cemetery contains exquisite headstones and excellent examples of box tombs toward the back.”
I’ve requested photos from FindAGrave.com for the markers of my ancestors and I’d also love some shots of the overall cemetery. If you have any to share, please leave a comment below, thanks!