Reuben Lindsay Cave
Reuben Lindsay Cave was born in
Orange County, Virginia in June, 1845. He was married to Sarah Francis
Hopson, the daughter of Winthrop Hartley Hopson.
She was born in March, 1849, and died in Missouri November 8, 1902.
R. Lin, as he was called, graduated from the
University of Kentucky. He entered the C.S.A. in 1861 and served under
"Stonewall" Jackson until Jackson's death. Then he served under
Robert E. Lee until the surrender at Appomattox in 1865. He studied for
the ministry. He preached at Clintonville and Leesburg, Kentucky. He
served as president of Christian University (Now
Culver-Stockton College, Canton,
Missouri) from 1877-1881. While there he served as Professor of Sacred
History, Moral Philosophy and Christian Evidences.
state of Virginia he preached at Gordonsville, Macedonia and Gilboa. He
served the Vine St./Church Street congregation in Nashville, Tennessee until 1899. He served for a
while at West End Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. He served as professor of
English and was three years the president of Christian University, Canton,
Missouri. He was president of Kentucky University from 1897-1900. He
preached for the Christian Church in Independence, Missouri. He served as
chaplain of the Tennessee Division of Confederate Veterans for six years,
also serving as Vice President during that time.
He died as a result of a cerebral
hemorrhage, only days after his 79th birthday, and was buried on July 1, 1924 in
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee. The family had no markers for the six
family members buried in the plot. See instructions below.
R. Lin Cave was the brother of Robert
C. Cave of St. Louis, Missouri.
Location Of The Grave Of R.
After a visit trip to Mt.
Olivet, a mystery was solved for me as I had been trying to find the grave
markers for the Cave family. In the plot are the graves of at least six Cave
family members. They are as follows:
R. Lin Cave - Died - July 1, 1924
Mrs. Sarah H. Cave - Died Nov. 10, 1902
Alex Perry Cave - Died Nov. 10, 1904
South C. Cave - Died Dec. 3, 1928
Powell Cave (Infant) Died Nov. 3, 1909
Lindsey P. Cave - Died Sept. 12, 1920
The mystery was solved as I
came to find out that the family requested that no markers be placed in their
plot. So, none of the above graves have markers of any kind.
Cave is buried in the northern corner
of Section 2 in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. It is in
Tennessee, and is located at 1101 Lebanon Pike, Southeast of downtown Nashville.
Click over to Mt. Olivet for map and location of the grave in the
cemetery. To find the grave location, find the Eugene C. Lewis Crypt,
which is a stone in the shape of a pyramid. The Lewis Crypt is Tour Stop 11 on
the Mt. Olivet Tour of famous citizens of Tennessee buried at Mt. Olivet. (Find
more info on tour in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery office). Just to the right of the
Lewis Crypt it is the Cave plot. It is just across the drive from the grave of
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Accuracy To Within 15'
Sect. 2 Lot NC Pt. 219
Six People Are Buried In This Plot:
Lindsley P. Cave (9/12/1920); Infant Powell Cave (11/3/1909); South C. Cave
(12/3/1928); Alex Perry Cave (11/10/1904); Mrs. Sadie H. Cave (11/10/1910); R.
Lin Cave (7/01/1924)