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.

INGRAM CEMETERY

Located in west-central Madison County just southeast of Providence. Situated at the end of a fieldroad .3 mile from Howell Buntin Road from which it joins S. Taylor Road .9 mile to the west. There are many unmarked graves here. Reputedly, this cemetery began as a slave burial ground on one of the Dr. Thomas Ingram (1805-1875) plantation tracts in old civil district seven.

 

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Double tombstone: Rev. WM. SHAW, 1847-1918\MARY E.SHAW,1852-no date

JOHN H.INGRAM (Masonic emblem), Born 1893, Died 1921, Safe in the arms of Jesus (Tombstone broken into 3 pieces)

Double tombstone: Father, CASS INGRAM, 1835-1895\Mother, RETTA INGRAM, 1837-1903 (This is a large fallen tombstone.)

Note: Death certificate of Rev. William Shaw, Madison County, records that he was born in 1862 and died Oct. l, 1918; his motherís name was Hogan Shaw. He died suddenly. An A. Ingram of Denmark furnished this information.

The 1900 Census, Madison Co., Civil District 7:
Billy Shaw, born August 1844

Mary E. Shaw, born August 1863; married 15 years; l child Mary J.Shaw, born August 1883

1910 Census, Madison County, Civil District 7:
Wm. Shaw, age 50,born Tenn.; minister (denomination not furnished)
Mary E. Shaw, age 52, born Tenn.; married 25 years; l child

1920 Census, Madison Co., Civil District 2:
Ruffin Ingram, age 53, born Tenn.; farmer
Mary E.

Madison County Marriage Book I, page 160. William Shaw married Mary E. Ingram, March 20, 1884

1880 Census, Madison County, Civil District 7:
Listed in family of Casteel Ingram and wife Ridda were Mary Ingram, age 18; Ruffin Ingram, age 17; their children.

 

Death certificates indicate others buried here:

WILLIAM SHAW, 1913-April 19,1917

NEORA INGRAM, Nov. 4, 1893-May 2, 1917; d/o Eli and Mary Ingram

VIRGINIA BOND, died Jan. 9, 1919, aged 44 years

CORA INGRAM, 1872-January 26, 1919

OSCA BOND, male, Dec. 31, 1918-Mar. 13, 1919, s/o Nathan and Laurie Chapman Bond

OSCAR BONDS, April 29,1898-May 6, 1923; s/o Raf Bonds and Lucy Bonds

LIZZIE MAY WOOD, February 23, 1922-June 27,1923; d/o Lee Wood and Josie Weddle

EMLETT BOYD, May 10, 80 years old-Sept.5, 1923

IKE INGRAM, died March 9,1924, age 67 years

MAUDE SPRINGFIELD, Dec.5,1897-Dec. 16, 1923

(Mr. Travis Ingram, aged black man, told Jonathan Smith, Aug.14, 1996 that he remembered this ladyís death; that she died near his present home just west of the Huntersville-Denmark Road, near its junction with Highway 70.)

 

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