(Moore Chapel Cemetery)

            Jeanette Cemetery is a black cemetery located between the new and old rights of way for State Highway 69 at Gibson Road, about a half mile south of the community of Jeanette. It is called Moore Chapel Cem. on the U.S.G.S. Jeanette quadrangle (1986). I have been told another name for this cemetery but cannot remember it. The cemetery is not maintained. David Donahue recorded this cemetery December 27, 1996 and checked and updated it October 29, 2003. On both visits the cemetery was too overgrown to estimate the number of unmarked graves. There were three burials (one is unidentified) since 1996.

            Blanche Tuten and Margarett Alexander recorded this cemetery on June 10, 1976. Their record appears under the name "Jeanette Negro Cemetery" in Decatur County, Tennessee Cemetery Records published by the Captain Nathaniel A. Wesson Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Parsons, Tennessee, 1984, 286-287. Reference is made to their work where appropriate. Alexander and Tuten note "about 70 unmarked graves."


Booty, Ludie, June 20, 1888-____
Booty, W. H., Mar. 25, 1885-May 5, 1929

Harrell, Tom, , May 10, 1856-Oct. 8, 1921, "Husband of A. C. Harrell"

Jennings, J., no dates, military marker "Co. A. 61st U.S.C.T."

Jennings, James, 1859-1931 [replacement]

Jennings, Mattie, 1881-____, "Wife" footstone [ground disturbance suggests she is buried here
Jennings, Albert, 1880-1919, "Husband" [Masonic symbol]

Jones, Gwendolyn(?), Mrs., June 6, 1927-June 1, 1999, temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home, Jackson, Tennessee, 2 yards east of partially buried military marker for William Mays, Jr.

King, Curtis, d. Nov. 14, 1969, "Aged 66 Years 4 Months 27 Days," temporary marker, Parham Mortuary, northern of two brick bordered graves about 9 yards west of military marker for Albert Harles Mays

Mays, Albert Harles, Mar. 17, 1925-May 25, 2002, military marker

Mays, Charles William, Mar. 27, 1940-Feb. 20, 1960, military marker "Tennessee AB US Air Force"

Mays, George H., 1887-1928
Mays, Anne E., 1887-1971 [as reported in UDC transcription d. Mar. 18, 1971, "Age 84 yrs, 1 mo, 1 day"]

Mays, Herbert Hoover, 1930-1993, temporary marker, Parham, 2 yards east-southeast of military marker for James D. Mays

Mays, James D., Dec. 2, 1920-Aug. 26, 1990, military marker "Cpl US Army World War II"

Mays, John H., Feb. 17, 1916-July 25, 1949, military marker "Tennessee Pvt 597 QM Laundry Co World War II"

Mays, Will, d. May 23, 1964, "age 73" [not found in 1996; from UDC transcription]

Mays, William, Jr., Nov. 19, 1932-May 5, 1957, military marker "Tennessee PFC 826 Engr Avn Bn" (military marker was partially buried in 2003)

Moore, Carrie Bell, d. 1965 (homemade) [shares homemade concrete triple marker with F. B. Parsons and Tennessee Parsons]

Parsons, F. B., d. 1918
Parsons, Tennessee, b. 1881 (homemade) [birth year for Tennessee is from UDC transcription; share homemade concrete triple marker with Carrie Bell Moore]

Powers, Ollive Winfield, d. Feb. 21, 1954 [not found in 1996; from UDC transcription]

Seals, Rosetta, d. Sept. 11, 1916, "21 Ys 2 Ms 29 Ds" "Dau. of Mollie Seals"

Walker, Bonnie May, 1911-1986

Walker, H. D., 1868-1941, temporary marker, 5 yards north of marker for Bonnie Mae Walker [replacement]

Walker, Infant, d. Oct. 8, 1971 [not found in 1996 or 2003; from UDC transcription]

Walker, James, Jan. 13, 1922-June 7, 1974, temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home, 1 yard south of military marker for R. T. Walker

Walker, James Ralph, Oct. 10, 1933-Oct. 24, 1990, military marker "AB US Air Force Korea"

Walker, Martin V., Oct. 10, 1903-Sept. 3, 1973 [names as "Martin Van Buren Walker" on temporary marker recorded in 1976]
Walker, Odia K., Mar. 14, 1916-____ [buried before 1996 visit]

Walker, R. T., 1923-1984, military marker "PFC US Army World War II"

Williams, Mary Ree, Jan. 29, 1921-Dec. 12, 1994, "Beautiful mother, sister, aunt & best friend"

Winfield, Ollive [see Powers, Ollive Winfield]



Mattie C. H_____, d. Feb. 7, 1973, "Aged 50 Years 11 Months 12 Days," temporary marker, 3 yards south-southwest of military marker for James Ralph Walker


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