TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS FROM BLACK CEMETERIES IN MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, compiled by Jonathan K. T. Smith
COPYRIGHT, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1995
Special thanks go to Jonathan K. T. Smith for his work to preserve and share this information about black cemeteries in Madison County and for giving permission to convert this work to web pages.
OLD CLOVER CREEK CEMETERY
Located about 2 miles south of the present Clover Creek Baptist Church in Medon on Highway 18. Situated at the end of a fieldroad .1 mile south of Jared Lane about .2 mile west of Highway 18. This was the former location of Clover Creek Baptist Church which was organized in 1826 and is actually located in Hardeman County about .2 mile south of the border of that county and Madison County. The congregation moved into Medon in 1914. Area blacks buried their dead on the north side of this mostly white cemetery. There are numerous unmarked graves in this part of the cemetery.
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ANDREW C., s/o A. J. & T. R. HOPKINS, Mar. 13, 1892-May 15, 1905, Sleep on dear child and take thy rest in Jesus’ arms forever blest.
MARY JANE REID, Born Jan. 3, 1885, Died Oct. 26, 1901, Gone Home
ETHER S., dau. of J. H. & Frances GALE, Feb. 21, 1895-Mar. 23, 1915, Our darling one bath gone before to greet us on the blissful shore.
ANNIE LEE, dau. of J. H. & Frances GALE, Sept. 3, 1902-Feb. 25, 1912, Budded on earth to bloom in heaven
LOUIS H. son of J. H. & Frances GALE, Apr. 12, 1890-May 5, 1911, Safely anchored in the harbor of eternal rest
GEORGE B. REID, Born May 3, 1826, Died Sept. 25, 1891, Rest, father, rest in quiet sleep while friends in sorrow o’er thee weep.
LILLIE BELL REID, Born Mar. 14, 1880, Died July 9, 1901, At Rest
LOYD, son of J. H. & Frances GALE, Apr. 28, 1893-Apr. 12, 1913, Too good for earth, God called him home.
WALTER H., son of J. H. & Frances GALE, Born Aug. 13, 1887, Died Jan. 21, 1910, A precious one from us is gone, a voice we loved is still, a place is vacant in our home which never can be filled. Safe in the arms of Jesus. Safe on his gentle breast thar by his love. . . sweetly; my soul may rest.
Death Certificates indicate also buried here:
JEFFERSON HARPER, Dec. 22, 1890-Jan. 9, 1919
WILL BILLS, Born Hickory Valley, Tn., Nov. 29, 1869, Died Dec. l, 1919, Son of Ward Bills.
SARY MAYS, Died July 27, 1923, aged 68 years
Stillborn son of Elmer Gale and E. Savage Gale, February 23, 1921
ANNA REID, May 14, 1839-August 19, 1919
IVY GALE, April 12, 1890-March 6, 1920
BILL SPENCE, Died Sept. 13, 1920, no age given
MARIAN REAVES, Died August 24, 1923, no age given
WARD BILLS, Died June 15, 1919, aged about 70 years; born in Hardeman Co., Tenn.; son of Coman Bills
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