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History of Flat Creek
Everyone who has relatives buried at Flat Creek would like to know just how old the cemetery is. We have not yet been able to determine this yet. If anyone knows about the history, please email me.

We know that the cemetery at Flat Creek has been in use since at least 1806 because the tomb- stone of  William M. Bourland shows he was born in 1765 and died July 6, 1806. This would mean that William M. Bourland died in Henderson County since the land that is now Hopkins County was still a part of Henderson County in 1806.

The next earliest stone that can still be read at Flat Creek is Solomon Todd who was born October 24, 1801 and died February 21, 1808. Certainly there were other burials between these two, but the markers are either broken, or are so worn they can no longer be read.

The table below lists the tombstones from 1806 to 1829 which could still be read when the cemetery was surveyed in the summer of 2002.

First Name
Last Name
Year Born
Year Died
William M.
Bourland
1765
1806
Solomon
Todd
1801
1808
Rebbeca
Julien

1820
M. E.
Page
1814
1822
Brodie
Umstead
1822
1823
Susan
Browning
1823
1823
Luravia
Julien

1825
John H.
Young
1824
1825
J.
Todd

1826
Jo
Todd

1826
?
Sisk

1827
Mattie J.
Young
1826
1827
Rachel
Sisk
1804
1828
James
Oldham

1829