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From Tennessean.com, posted Jan. 23, 2006:

Sprawling communities swallow family cemeteries

Historians fear area's past may disappear


By CLAY CAREY
Staff Writer

BRENTWOOD — The Daniel family cemetery holds many stories. Bill Daniel knows them all.

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But one story that many of the cemetery's visitors who don't go by the last name Daniel find more intriguing is the tale of how the decades-old little graveyard that once sat on the edge of a plum orchard ended up only paces away from the Hilton Suites in Brentwood.

"The question I get asked a lot of times is how did your family get buried in the lawn of the Hilton," Daniel, 75, said. "The real question is, how'd the Hilton end up in my family's graveyard?"

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