Lamb Cemetery East Side Versailles Knob

Versailles Tennessee

09/22/2004

Revised

12/05/2005

Note: There are many Lamb Cousins in several states that are interested in the outcome of this situation.

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Lamb Cemetery Near extinction. 

This page is intended for the many families out there that are caught up in the Red Tape of trying to save their ancestors resting place. Below you will find some of the steps taken in an effort to save one of our Lamb Family Cemeteries. There are Cemetery Laws in the State of Tennessee, but when it comes to enforcing them, where do you turn? I have turned to what I thought were the right departments to seek help, but no one seems to have jurisdiction to handle the problem. If you are a Lamb Cousin or Interested Party or know of anything that might help us save our Family Resting Place,

Place please contact us @:  Contact Bizboro or (615) 330-5668 


Click link to open a file that has the Tennessee Cemetery Laws.

http://davidsoncocemeterysurvey.com/Tennessee%20Cemetery.pdf


Compile as much information as possible to document the facts concerning the Cemetery.

http://www.savinggraves.org/education/bookshelf/steps.html#ACCUMULATING%20EVIDENCE


Email to Lamb Cousins 

Greetings Lamb Cousins,
This is concerning the Lamb Cemetery on the East Side Versailles Knob referred to in the book entitled The History Of Versailles The Tenth District And Its People (1983) published by the Rutherford County Historical Society PO Box 906 Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130. On page 156 The Lamb Family compiled by Anne Hatcher refers to the Lamb Cemetery.

"Thomas Lamb died in 1816. He and his wife, Katherine, are buried in the Lamb Cemetery, on the east side of the Versailles Knob, a few yards south of the Garrett Cemetery. The Lamb Cemetery had 25-30 graves, but only a few can still be found. His will was probated July 1821. It named his wife, Katherine, and his children, Jonathan, Robert, William, Thomas, Joseph, David, John, James, Elizabeth Mary, Alice, and Sarah"
The purpose of the email is to inform you that there was a meeting with David Lamb, Bill Lamb, Thomas Lamb, of the Lamb Family of course and Mr. & Mrs. Richard Debow on Sunday September 12, 2004 @ 1:30 p.m. After a couple of hours talking and walking around the Lamb Cemetery and documenting at least six stones still in place we said our goodbyes to the Debows. It is to be noted that the next step in pursuing the boundaries of the cemetery, David Lamb would personally to come up at his leisure and rake over the Cemetery and reveal all existing stones so as to get a better idea of the boundaries. The meeting went well and there were no harsh words of any kind. It was to our surprise on Friday September 17, I received a registered letter from the Debows disputing the existence of the Lamb Cemetery. Please be advised that the Debows do intend to build a house as close to or even on top of our ancestors. A roadway has already gone over the Cemetery just lately. The Tennessee Cemetery laws are in effect here I'm sure. I would urge each of you to join me in the effort to stop this rape of our ancestry. Below please find a copy of the letter that was sent to me. I can be reached @ (615) 330-5668 or by email click here. I believe that between the documentation that I have accumulated and some of the other Lamb researchers we can stop this desecration. Thanks for any help in this matter that you can offer. Please pass this info to any other Lamb Cousins that you might be aware of. My immediate response to this situation will be to approach Rutherford County Building Codes and inform them of the situation and also to write a response to Mr. Debow. Any experience or advice in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
David


Mr. Debow is employed  at MTSU in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interesting web page @ MTSU below.

http://www.mtsu.edu/%7Ekesmith/TNARCH/

Below is the Certified Letter to David Lamb that threatens me with Trespassing if I enter land to establish boundaries and revive the Lamb Cemetery.

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I was informed 09/22/2004 the Debows had also contacted the State Archeologist ???

This could explain why the state cannot help us.


Email to Lamb Cousins

09/20/2004
Greetings Lamb Cousins,
I have been to the Rutherford County Building Codes Department and spoke with Mr. David Jones. He was very considerate of the Lamb Cemetery situation and looked over the information I had. He made a copy of a plat that I furnished him of the property that does show a Cemetery listed on it. I simply requested him to make note of property and consider the cemetery before issuing any building permits. He agreed to do this. He also stated as he read the following law I had in my folder that his office didn't prosecute class e felony that I should approach the state. In the Tennessee Cemetery & Burial Site Laws 46-2105 Crimes & Offenses" (a) No person shall willfully destroy, deface, or injure any monument, tomb, gravestone, or other structure placed in a cemetery, or any roadway, walk, fence or enclosure in or around the same, or injure any tree, plant or shrub therein, or hunt or shoot therein, play at any game or amusement therein, or loiter for lascivious or lewd purposes therein, or interfere, by words or actions, with any funeral procession or any religious exercises. (b) A violation of this section is a Class E felony.
I spoke with the state and they said at the request of building codes that they would take a look at the situation. I will keep you posted on any new developments.
Best Regards,
Cousin David


Conversations with Building Codes & State Archeologist

A few short minutes after speaking with Mr. David Jones I spoke with Mr. Nick Fielder   http://www.state.tn.us/environment/arch/ director of Tennessee State Division of Archaeology (615) 741-1588 ext. 13. I explained the situation concerning the Lamb Cemetery and told him of our need to establish a boundaries of the cemetery and had been directed to him. He responded that he could not do it for the Lamb Family but he could do it if requested by Rutherford County Building Codes. I in turn re contacted Mr. David Jones and told him what the State Director told me. Mr. Jones was going to cal Mr. Fielder at this point. I awaited a call form either Jones or Fielder the following day, no response. I finally got Mr. Jones again on Wednesday 09/22/2004. He stated that the State Archeologist wouldn't inspect the site unless there was a building permit being sought by someone. After some discussion with Mr. Jones I called Mr. Fielder again. He stated this time that if he had permission form the owners of the property a request from Rutherford County Building Codes or a request from The Rutherford County Health/Environment department, then he would examine the site and mark the boundaries of the desecrated Lamb Cemetery. I informed the Rutherford County Building Codes that the cemetery existed with 25-30 graves along with some other documentation. They seem to have their hands tied. I notified the State Archeologists of the Cemetery and the upper soil site for a septic tank and lines on the east side of Versailles Knob a few yards southwest of the Garrett/Smotherman Cemetery and also let him know that there was a 98% chance that the soil site included a portion of the desecrated cemetery. With all the evidence that I have I seem to still be at a dead end. They both advised me to seek a attorney for access to the Lamb Cemetery. I am not a lawyer but it seems to me that the Tennessee Supreme Court Decision "Walter Hines v. State 149 SW 1058-1060 (1911) allows interested persons 46-4-102.access to any Cemetery at reasonable   times and in a reasonable manner. The above letter that was sent to me Registered Mail threatens me as a interested person of the Lamb Cemetery of charges of Trespassing. The below link will carry you to a pdf file of the Tennessee Cemetery & Burial Site Laws.

Tennessee Cemetery Laws.

http://davidsoncocemeterysurvey.com/Tennessee%20Cemetery.pdf

(Limited Response)

(No Help)


Email to News 2 Nashville Tennessee 

09/22/2004

news2whistleblower@wkrn.com

Greetings,
I'm David Lamb in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. My family settled in the early 1800's in Versailles Tn. a small community 12 miles west of Murfreesboro. My situation is like many others in the state of Tennessee. I was doing my family heritage research in the last 4 years and discovered what is known as Lamb Cemetery on the east side of Versailles Knob. There was 25-30 graves in the cemetery. The desecration of the cemetery began long ago. The stones were removed over the years. I have several documents that prove the location and facts of the cemetery. This has not done our family and cousins any good in our effort to establish the boundaries of cemetery and protect it from total extinction and further damage. As of last week I met with the owners of the property and attempted to notify them of the facts of the cemetery and establish the cemetery boundaries with the help of the state archeologist if necessary. The meeting went very well and to my surprise a few days later I received a registered letter telling me not to come back on the property as it was invasion of their rights and I would be considered trespassing. To make a long story short I have a web page with facts concerning our effort to protect and to preserve our ancestors resting place. We need your help. Please look at the website and consider contacting me and hopefully my ancestors will rest there in peace. With the proper help and public becoming informed maybe we in Tennessee can save many of the forgotten Old Family Cemeteries. I have approached Rutherford County Building Codes, Tennessee State Archeology, and just keep hitting dead ends. No help. There are several Lamb Cousins that are very concerned and believe that we will get no help from the Government bureaucracy unless we have the help of someone like you. I f you possibly can help I have more documentation of our efforts and failures.
Thanks for your consideration.
David Lamb

http://bizboro.com/thomas2.html

(No Response)


Email to News Channel 5

9/28/04 5:24 PM

Mr. Williams,
Please find a copy of email I sent to news2whistleblower@wkrn.com last week .
I didn't receive any reply from them as yet. I suppose that is another brick in our wall in attempts to get help concerning our issue. I will add an additional web page that has been started since I emailed News Channel 2 so you can review our concerns and let us know if you would be interested in helping us. We have three Lamb Cemeteries within a 5 mile radius that are near extinction and we would like to be able to identify the boundaries of each with the help of the Tennessee State archaeologists or other agencies of the State that can help, that has turned away our request for help along with Rutherford County Building Codes. It seems that neither office has the authority to help us without the request of the other. Hum?? Our goal is to protect our Family Cemeteries from total extinction and further damage to vandals and property owners with no concern for those buried on their property. We would like to document, and legally fence in the areas of these cemeteries mentioned without threat of arrest for trespassing, to protect from extinction, cattle and other destruction our heritage. Thanks for your consideration. I will continue to post the avenues that we taken to get these issues resolved. Be sure to read the email I sent below to News Channel 2. In researching the area cemeteries for the last 4-5 years I have found many many cemeteries that have had no attention for years. This shows me a problem that we all have right now with many area families. Some large real estate developers simply can just look the other way while a small family cemetery disappears forever under the tracks of a bull dozers. The state laws concerning the cemetery issues may need to be looked at so to better preserve the Burial plots of our ancestors in our state and aid in the preservation of uncared cemeteries. My family is not Indian nor black but should be protected from the destruction of progress and unprincipled people, should be protected by the Tennessee State Laws that would help when a family tries to save their heritage. One cemetery that needs immediate attention is a very large black cemetery in Murfreesboro, right beside the viaduct overpass on South Church Street. It is a terrible shame that this kind of disregard for our ancestors is accepted in our society of today. We need help from the State Agencies that can and will determine the boundaries of those buried in the Lamb Cemeteries in and around Versailles, Tennessee. No matter the era, race, or condition of a cemetery in the State of Tennessee we should all pitch in and save our Heritage before its to late. Because the ball was dropped by our Lamb Family in the past 50-75 years (Shame On Them), that charges the Lambs and the Laws of today with protecting and preserving our ancestors. Please Help.
Thanks,
David Lamb

http://bizboro.com/lambcemeteryactions.html


Greetings,
I'm David Lamb in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. My family settled in the early 1800's in Versailles Tn. a small community 12 miles west of Murfreesboro. My situation is like many others in the state of Tennessee. I was doing my family heritage research in the last 4 years and discovered what is known as Lamb Cemetery on the east side of Versailles Knob. There was 25-30 graves in the cemetery. The desecration of the cemetery began long ago. The stones were removed over the years. I have several documents that prove the location and facts of the cemetery. This has not done our family and cousins any good in our effort to establish the boundaries of cemetery and protect it from total extinction and further damage. As of last week I met with the owners of the property and attempted to notify them of the facts of the cemetery and establish the cemetery boundaries with the help of the state archeologist if necessary. The meeting went very well and to my surprise a few days later I received a registered letter telling me not to come back on the property as it was invasion of their rights and I would be considered trespassing. To make a long story short I have a web page with facts concerning our effort to protect and to preserve our ancestors resting place. We need your help. Please look at the website and consider contacting me and hopefully my ancestors will rest there in peace. With the proper help and public becoming informed maybe we in Tennessee can save many of the forgotten Old Family Cemeteries. I have approached Rutherford County Building Codes, Tennessee State Archeology, and just keep hitting dead ends. No help. There are several Lamb Cousins that are very concerned and believe that we will get no help from the Government bureaucracy unless we have the help of someone like you. I f you possibly can help I have more documentation of our efforts and failures.
Thanks for your consideration.
David Lamb



http://bizboro.com/thomas2.html



(No Response)


10/08/2004

I was doing some banking downtown Murfreesboro today and I ran into State Representative John Hood. I approached Mr. Hood and introduced myself to him. I quickly ran the Lamb Cemetery situation by him and gave him my business card. He stated that he would take a look at this web page. I completed my banking and went about my day. About 4 hours later there was a phone call. It was State Representative John Hood. He was very kind and stated that he had spoken with the State Archeologists Mr. Nick Fielder. He Mr. Hood said that I should expect a call the first of next week from Mr. Fielder and that we should be able to get this situation resolved. I thanked Mr. Hood and stated that if for some reason I didn't hear from Mr. Fielder that I would re contact him and he agreed. Hats off to Mr. John Hood. 

(Immediate Response)


10/19/2004

I expected and awaited the call from State Archeologists Mr. Nick Fielder. You guessed it. NO CALL from Mr. Fielder as of today Tuesday 10/19/2004.

The squeaky door gets greased :):)


10/19/2004

Honorable Congressman Bart Gordon Office

I called Mr. Gordon's office @ 3:00 p.m. Tuesday 10/19/2004. I spoke with Mr. Joe Patterson (615) 896-1986. I briefly ran the Lamb cemetery situation by Mr. Patterson. I was put on hold a couple of times during the conversation while Mr. Patterson was looking into our situtation. Mr. Patterson was very kind and understanding as I told him of the dead ends and directions I have sought for help. I stated that it was pretty easy to talk of a matter on the phone and simply pass it off to another office, as per our experience. He agreed. I was referred to Senator Larry Trails office, (615) 741-1066 to address the Tennessee Cemetery Laws. Mr. Patterson was kind enough to call Kim Glassman @ the State Archeologists office. She was going to take a look into it. Thanks Mr. Joe Patterson for your Immediate Response.

Immediate Response

No Help 10/20/2004


10/20/2004 Mr. Nick Fielder of the Tennessee State Archeologists Office called me and set an appointment to meet the Lamb Cousins @ the Lamb Cemetery on Thursday October 21, 2004 @ 10:00 a.m. Below is a copy of the email I sent to him for directions.


nick.fielder@state.tn.us

Mr. Fielder,
The Cemetery is on the corner of Versailles Road and Panther Creek Road. At the crossroads 4 way stop in the heart of Versailles marked with the red star in photo #1 & 2 you will need to go south hwy 269 to a right turn on Longview/Versailles road, at this intersection on your left there is a cemetery up to your left just before the turn. You are close at this point. I will meet you at the intersection there at 10:00 am.We are just a few hundred feet from the cemetery at this point. Or if your prefer I will meet you at exit 81A on Interstate 24 in Murfreesboro at 9:30 and we can go from there. Just give me a call if you would prefer that and we will make arrangements. If you have any questions or problems please call David @ (615) 330-5668. I appreciate your call and look forward to resolving this matter. In behalf of the Lamb Cousins, Thank you.

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The squeaky door gets greased :):) AGAIN

10/20/2004 9:10 a.m. Reply from Mr. Fielder

I will met you at the intersection. I will be in a white state Explorer 
my cell number is ***-****


10/20/2004 9:13 a.m.

Please bring any deed records, maps or other information that will be helpful. Does the property owner know we will be there? If not please advise him of my visit.

Nick


10/20/2004 11:46 a.m. 

Mr. Lamb

I was called by Mr. Rick Debow, the owner iof the property in question this morning and was informed that you did not have permission for me to inspect the cemetery. Consequently I cannot visit the cemetery without the owner's permission. I suggest that you take up the matter with Mr. Debow and his attorney.

Nick Fielder


 

Mr. Joe Patterson (Bart Gordon's Office) called :10:32 a.m. phone call from (615) 896-7759 he called to let me know that he had been informed that Mr. Fielder would either be calling me today or yesterday. I thanked him for his help.


10:39 a.m. phone call from (615) 532-4823 Mr. Nick Fielder called me and stated that for some reason he was under the impression that I had told him I had permission from the property owner to go to the site on Thursday morning. He then stated that he might be confused with some other cemetery. He proceeded to tell me that Mr. Debow phoned him this morning (Wednesday 10/20/2004) and told him that he did not have permission to go onto the property and perform his duties. I asked Mr. Fielder if I had the Rutherford County Sheriff as an escort would he go? He replied with the question "Are there any markers in this cemetery" I stated that there were at least six (6) he then asked if they had any markings? My reply was no. I mentioned the Tennessee State Cemetery Laws and the right to go into any cemetery. He said that if you were related you had a right. I relayed that I was related. I apologized for the precarious situation Mr. Fielder has found himself in and asked him point blank if the right occasion arises will he be willing to help with this situation? He replied YES. He told me that I should seek Legal Action. I assured him that I would do just that and would request his assistance in staking the boundaries of the Lamb Cemetery. I questioned the existence of other Archaeologists and he assured me that there were Private Archaeologists available. He asked me if I had received his email this morning and I assured him that I had not yet. 

Note: Mr. Fielder's 10:39 a.m. phone call preceded his 11:46 a.m email above.


The Lamb Cousins have tried to do what is right in this situation and are left with no alternative other than taking Legal Action. Hope to see you all in COURT.

Looking for Sympathetic Attorney & Private Archaeologists


Letter From Interested Person  10/24/2004

Dear Mr. Lamb,

I'm very sorry to hear about the problems you are having about your family cemetery. But this is something that the organization I'm a member of deals with on a daily basis. I'm one of the board members of the "ALLIANCE FOR NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN RIGHT " based in Middle-Tennessee. >From what I have read and saw on your website, sound alot like what "We" the "Alliance" has been fighting for years, here in Tennessee. 

I will tell you this. That I will talk with the "ALLIANCE" with the hopes that "We" can only "Advise" you in what would help you.

On the other hand. The grave marker look very similar to "Native American Indian" graves. In which "We" the "Alliance" will be "WATCHING" !!!

Please keep me informed. And I will be in contract with you.

Sincerely,

Robert Burden

R53D57@aol.com


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GRADUATION
Rick DeBow, rdebow@mtsu.edu
Assistant Director for Graduation
615-898-5926

Various photos of Mr. Rick Debow (owner of property) pointing out existing field stones in the Lamb Cemetery 09/12/2004 With little effort these two stones were discovered along with other known grave stones away from the fence.

Notice how close these stones are to the fence. Does this suggest that the fence was built long after the stones were in place? The opening behind Mr. Debow is the area that has been given a perk soil site marked on the plat beside the Cemetery also marked on the plat. This suggest that a building cannot be built upon the soil site. The ground quickly begins to fall off all around this little knoll. A photo below reveals the Beautiful Area the Lamb's chose for their Final Resting Place.

Hard to deny the Lamb Cemetery or any other Cemetery is Here "I don't Understand"


Tennessee Archaeology Statutes

2# "Burial Grounds" means a place used for or to be used for human burials. "Burial grounds" does not include an individual urn or other container for ashes of a person who has been lawfully cremated. The fact that any tract of land has been set apart for burial purposes, or that a part or all of the grounds have been used for burial purposes, shall be evidence that such grounds were set aside for burial purposes. The fact that graves are not visible on any part of the grounds shall not be construed as evidence that such grounds were not set aside and used for burial purposes. 



Tennessee Code
Title 11 Natural Areas and Recreation
Chapter 6 Archaeology       http://www.mtsu.edu/~kesmith/TNARCH/Title11Chapter6.html


46-4-102. "Interested Persons" defined.

"Interested persons," as used in this chapter, means any and all persons who have any right or easement or other right in, or incident or appurtenant to, a burial ground as such, including the surviving husband, wife and children, or if no surviving husband, wife or children, the nearest relative or relatives by consanguinity of any one or more deceased whose remains are buried in any burial ground.

[Acts 1949, ch. 15, 2; C. Supp. 1950, 5379.2 (Williams, 9720.2); modified; T.C.A. (orig. ed.); 46-402.]


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Dsc01536.jpg (359363 bytes)   Photo of a bone that was placed on a grave stone by David Lamb previous the driveway cut across the Lamb Cemetery. This bone was discovered in the pile of brush moved by Mr. Debow to construct the driveway. The bone was compared to a photo that David had in his booklet that very day. David discovered the bone and recognized it as the one in the photo he had taken previously. It was laid along side the photo and the unique bend was a perfect match. It was pointed out to Mr. Debow and shown to him that day.

Dsc01368.jpg (61956 bytes) This is the photo taken 05/31/2001 @ 11:07 a.m. Photo mentioned above.

Dsc01537.jpg (360092 bytes) 09/12/2004 Notice the large tree that Mr. Debow said he was going to have cut down. I did advise Mr. Debow  in the presence of Mr. Thomas Lamb in photo that it was my opinion that the tree didn't belong to him it actually belonged to the Lamb Cemetery and that he should not destroy the tree until this matter was resolved concerning the boundaries of the cemetery. 

Dsc01362.jpg (95364 bytes) Photo taken 05/31/2001 @ 11:05 a.m. This Beautiful opening I'm, 98% sure is the remainder of the Lamb Cemetery. The stones laying on the opposite side of the fence were tossed thru the years in order to reclaim the beautiful land as you can see. No wonder the Lamb's chose this as their final resting place. I almost feel as though it is a sin to disturb this sacred ground.

Dsc01363.jpg (98231 bytes) Photo taken 05/31/2001 This photo reveals a large stone that was piled near the fence. Note: These stones here and in the photo's below were still in the fence row during  our visit with Mr. Debow 09/12/2004. 

Dsc01364.jpg (96969 bytes)  Photo taken 05/31/2001 This photo reveals the pile of stones. (several) Notice the fence top edge.

Dsc01365.jpg (62638 bytes)  Photo taken 05/31/2001 This photo reveals at least 15 stones piled near fence. The light in the background is coming from the east. Just to the left of this light is the Garrett/Smotherman Cemetery just about 50 yards.

Dsc01366.jpg (104255 bytes)     Dsc01367.jpg (107873 bytes)     These two photos were taken 05/31/2001 reveals the huge old trees that are characteristic of old cemeteries.

Dsc01280.jpg (62457 bytes) This photo reveals a portion of the Garrett/Smotherman Cemetery only 50 yards away from the Lamb Cemetery. Photo was taken 05/31/2001


 

Deed of Catherine & Jonathon Lamb

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Portion Of Will 

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Photo's of Thomas & Catherine  Lamb's Tombstone before they were stolen.

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Affidavit by Ladies that have visited and researched the Lamb Cemetery many years ago.

I have a signed affidavit from two reputable ladies, one of which has publishing's in the Rutherford County Historical Society book The History of Versailles, The Tenth District and its People, on page 156 published in 1983 These Fine Southern Ladies of the Versailles area  have in the past researched and visited the Lamb Cemetery in question. This was read to Mr. David Jones of the Rutherford County Building Codes Wednesday 09/22/2004.

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The History Of Versailles, The Tenth District And Its People pg.156

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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/6038/Versaille_Tenth_District.html

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/6038/Lamb.html


Photo of Gate Installed Since My Visit With Mr. Debow 09/12/2004

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Dsc01879.jpg (361444 bytes) Restricting Access to known cemetery? Dsc01880.jpg (367458 bytes)     


lambmapeastsideversaillesknob.jpg (1108925 bytes) Map of existing Lamb Cemetery with our beliefs and concerns marked in different colors.


Dsc01883.jpg (1069461 bytes) Plat of the property Lamb Cemetery is on.

Note: The Cemetery is marked on the plat. Also note that the northern most perk area is just a few feet from the grave stones that still exist in the fence row. These markers are within inches of the existing fence. It is obvious by the photos of Mr. Debow pointing out these stones above that the fence was built on top of the Lamb Cemetery. It is probable and only logical that the perked area has been recaptured thru the years for farming. The stones mentioned above were thrown over the fence as the perked area was reclaimed. This is where the State or private Archaeologists will be needed to establish the true boundaries of our Ancestors. Our sole intent is to re establish the proper boundries and fence the area and place appropriate markers so our Ancestors final resting place can remain un disturbed and protected from future desecration and extinction.


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Date: 31 Oct 2004
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This is being done in every county in Tennessee.


Date: 01 Nov 2004
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My name is Lynn Lamb, like the Lambs buried in the Lamb Cemetery on Versallies Knob I am a decendant of Thomas Lamb(1690). I am sure that when the Lambs picked Versallies Knob as the final resting place for themselves and their loved ones they never imagined that years later their resting place would be in danger of being destroyed. I do not understand why this is happening, I have seen the laws that are supposed to protect these cemeteries. Why is there a question of wheather this cemetery will be saved or not? It should be in the interest of any person regardless if they have a ancestor buried in this cemetery or not, because if this cemetery is destroyed it will not be a matter of if their families cemtery is destroyed it will be a matter when it will be destroyed. This cemetery should be considered a sacred place just as we consider Arlington National Cemetery a sacred place. Would we let someone destroy Arlington National Cemetery be destroyed? I hope not. I hope that anyone who may read this be inspired to help in this fight. Thanks in advance for your help. Lynn Lamb


Date: 06 Nov 2004
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Deo Vindice


Date: 12 Nov 2004
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Although the Lamb Family neglected this cemetery for many years it is a very welcomed attempt to save this from extinction. We will be with you in every attempt to solve this situtation. The Lamb Cemetery is as important to us as was stated above the Arlington National Cemetery. Lamb Cousin


Date: 04 Dec 2004
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poij35poj1


Date: 04 Dec 2004
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I would not want to live on top of a Cemetery no matter the name.


Date: 04 Nov 2004
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Well said Mr. Lynn lamb. Im a Lamb cousin also. Descended from Thomas 1745.


Date: 16 Nov 2005
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As of last week the fence has been uncompleted and the gate and lock remain. It seems to be growing up with little or no attention to the property. Wonder what's going on? Do you suppose these folks think that if they wait a couple years we Lambs will forget about the Lamb Cemetery? Well if we haven't forgotten sine 1817 I doubt we will any time soon. David