Tombstone Inscriptions, Et Cetera from the Black Cemeteries of Chester County, Tennessee
By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2000

HART CEMETERY

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            On Highway 100, about 2.6 miles west of Jacks Creek, turn south onto Spears road and drive about .7 mile to this old cemetery situated on the south side of the road. This black-white cemetery served pioneer white families including the Muses and Harts, with an old slave graveyard included and in which later some blacks buried their dead.

           The only relevant tombstone found in the cemetery:

WILLIE dau of M. & M. McCORCUL, Died October 16, 1886, aged 1 yr & 11 dís

            In the 1880 U.S. Census, June 10, Henderson Co., Tenn., Civil District 4, page 327 (in that part of Henderson County that became part of Chester County in 1882), the parents of this child are listed:

(In the 1900 Census of Chester County, Martha McCorkle, a widow, is given as born in August 1842.)

            Among others buried here, according to their death certificates:

GEORGE LONG, Died March 8, 1916, aged about 64 years

DAZY OLMAN, April 1898-September 8, 1919; dau of John Olman and Cassie White

HECKIE YOUNG, Died April 2, 1920, aged about 75 years; dau of Charles Gentry (born Miss.) and Mary Long

 

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