Martha Ann Virginia Gleaves Jenkins Cemetery

Mt. Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee


  • From Nashville go east on I-40 to exit 226A in Wilson County, TN
  • Turn right (south) onto Mt. Juliet Road.
  • Go 0.2 miles and turn right onto Adams Lane.
  • Go 0.9 mile to Central Pike and go straight across Central Pike where Adams Lane will become John Hager Road.
  • Go 0.2 mile and turn onto Guill Road.
  • Go 0.5 mile and turn left onto Austin Way.
  • Go to 804 Austin Way.  The graves are in the backyard surrounded by a small rock fence.  




Birth Date

Death Date


Jenkins, Henry Thomas



Husband of Martha Ann Virginia Gleaves

Jenkins, Martha Ann Virginia Gleaves

16 Oct 1832

3 Jan 1882

Wife of Henry Jenkins; daughter of James Robertson & Eliza Wood Gleaves



Henry Thomas Jenkins (b Dec 1827 – d. 1879) married Martha Ann Virginia Gleaves on Dec 27, 1853.  He purchased his farm on Jan 1, 1855 from Sam Huguley in the 25th District of Wilson for $1000.00 consisting of 102 acres.  (Book A-2 page 350, recorded Jan 1, 1855)

“Beg. At a sycamore tree in the N. branch of Suggs Creek in William Jenkins’ line, thence W. 97 poles to a stake in Joseph Rutland’s and Isaac Carver line thence N. 137 poles….thence E. to center of the creek…following center of creek to beginning.”

They apparently lived on this farm the remainder of their lives.  He died before Martha Ann Virginia and was buried in an area between their home and a public road on the West.  Upon her death in 1882 Martha Ann was buried beside him.  In later years all that remained were a tree and a few broken white marble stones.  Beginning with that in 1995 Matthew E. Shreeve, son of Bill & Peggy Shreeve and stepson of Houston Hagar, began his quest to become an Eagle Scout. (Houston is a great grandson of Henry Thomas and Martha Ann Virginia Gleaves Jenkins). He secured the services of a dowser with a divining rod (Mr. Marchetti to pinpoint the exact grave location.  Mr. Marchetti works with the Mt. Juliet Funeral Home digging graves). The fence rock was hauled from the Hagar farm to the gravesite.  Monument pieces were then embedded in cement.

On June 12, 1995, the Hagar family held a dedication ceremony, crediting the Eagle Scout leadership project (Troop #263).  Matt Shreeve attained his Eagle Scout Badge on Dec 16, 1995.  Tragically Matt was killed on Interstate 40 in Putnam County while returning home from College in Nov 1997. 

By 2007 the rock fence had been damaged by vandals or children’s play.  Hilda H. Barnes, a great-granddaughter then installed a black metal fence along with a small informational marker in the center.

This small cemetery is located within an upscale sub-division at 804 Austin Way just off Guill Road, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.  An ingress and egress easement to the cemetery is registered in the Office of the Register in Lebanon, Tennessee in Deed Book 147, page 367.  Also see Deed Book 870, p. 2311 Mark T. Brown Construction Inc. to Imran H. Rahmani & wife.


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