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Allred Family Cemetery
Take HWY 52 east from Livingston, then follow HWY 85 south to the community
of Allred. Don't blink - you'll miss it!! The cemetery is directly across
the street from the Allred Post Office. For
further information about this cemetery, contact Charlotte
A short narrative by Charles
"In 1944, I was in Allred, Tennessee and had a very good dinner and
breakfast with a Tim Allred. Before going there I had a very strange
dream. In my dream, I saw a path going across a field on a hillside and a
bunch of bushy trees. I went across the field, upon parting the brush I
saw a small graveyard with a fence around it. On the other side of the
grave yard was a pond of water for cattle. There was something strange
about this family cemetery. The tombs were all above ground, level, with a
head stone next to each.
This dream came true in 1944. After receiving an honorable medical
discharge from the US Navy a few months later, I found myself in Allred,
TN. My heart did pound as this dream was fulfilled there and then!
I was able to make out the name and date on 24 of the headstones. Several
others were unreadable and some falling in. I sent a copy to Archibald F.
Bennett (his mother is an Allred). He later wrote a book and published by
story on page 96 "A Guide of Genealogical Research".
Tim Allred and his wife were very good to me. She is a very good Southern
Cook. They were the postmasters in Allred, Tennessee and lived in a log
house. She could spit across the room and his a hot stove and hear it
sizzle under the lid without a miss.
Several connections have been made because of this dream."
Allred 8/18/1843 - 12/12/1878
(Copeland) Allred 1/10/1810 - 12/3/1885
Allred 1/15/1806 - 8/11/1869
Allred 3/5/1857 - 4/5/1930
Allred 9/24/1852 - 2/23/1935 "A man beloved by the entire
M. (Pierson Mansfield) Allred 11/25/1858 - 1/28/1924
Speck, Consort of C. M. Allred, 2/3/1814 - 10/9/1849
E. Allred, Wife of C. M. Allred, 3/29/1831 - 7/28/1895
K. Allred Poteet, 10/24/1850 - 1/19/1849
(Walker) Allred, 3/22/1785 - 4/13/1860 The
unmarked grave next to Nancy is suppose to be her husband, Jonathan Allred.
The unmarked grave directly behind Nancy is suppose to be Jonathan's mother,
Margaret Chaney Allred. This info per family still living in the area.
Allred, 3/2/1851 - 2/15/1862
Allred, 8/30/1830 - 8/27/1853
Ruben Walker, died 4/18/1876 Nancy Walker Allred's