I visited this cemetery for the first time in April and was accompanied by my friend and fellow cemetery enthusiast, Leann. My mom also went along but did not feel up to walking the cemetery. Leann served as official trip photographer and the accompanying photographs are used with her permission. The first burial at the cemetery took place in 1842; John McDonald Ross was laid to rest on the hilltop, his grave marked by a rather elaborate marker. I thought it was interesting that he was "A Graduate of the College at Princeton, N. J."
His uncle was John Ross, who served as the principal chief of the Cherokee Indians for nearly forty years. Chief Ross attempted to prevent the removal of the Cherokees from the southeastern
Another interesting marker:
And, because of my interest in astronomy, I can’t resist mentioning Mary Golda Ross. As a young woman, she was employed by Lockheed where she worked on the Agena rocket project and then went on to work on projects involving fly-bys of Venus and Mars.