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.

DENMARK C.M.E. CHURCH CEMETERY

            Located about 11 miles southwest of present Jackson city limits. Turn due south from Jackson-Denmark Road, in Denmark, onto Britton Lane Road and at .4 mile turn southwest onto Denmark C.M.E. Church Road; go .2 mile to the church and adjoining cemetery. Many unmarked graves; numerous funeral home markers with missing information.

 

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Double tombstone: GEORGE W. WILLIAMSON, Mar. 2, 1900-June 29, 1975\ANNESIA S. WILLIAMSON, Nov. 3, 1899-Feb. 24, 1963, In my fatherís house are many mansions. Thy will be done.

Double tombstone: ISAAC WILLIAMSON, 1890-1951\MYRTLE G. WILLIAMSON, 1904-1955

Double tombstone: SAMUEL H. WILLIAMSON, Dec. 28, 1898-May 14, 1964\CARRIE B. WILLIAMSON, Sept. 24, 1898-____, grave filled but no death date inscribed

BRENDA GAYLE WILLIAMSON, Jan. 3, 1947-Jan. 27, 1970

Double tombstone: OBURLA HENNING, Feb. 6, 1920-Dec. 19, 1989\CARLOS HENNING, Mar. 6, 1916-____, married Feb. 14, 1938

ANGELIN D. HENNING, Aug. 29, 1968-Mar. 19, 1975, Dau. of Mack & Betty Henning

ROBERT L. FRENCH, Feb. 7, 1906-May 3, 1965

Miss LEOLA FRENCH, Born 11-11-1904, Died 1-12-1992, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

E. H. MITCHELL, Feb. 8, 1905-Jan. 5, 1969, Masonic Emblem, The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.

BETHEL JAMES BOND, MATT3 Us Army, World War II, Aug. 21, l910-Jan. 8, 1978, Beloved Father

Double tombstone: BERTHA L. LOVE, May 18, 1923-____\SILAS LOVE, Jan. 12, 1917-May 12, 1980

ISAAC N. WILLIAMSON, JR., 1918-1950

Double tombstone:  VIOLA WILLIAMSON, Apr. 22, 1900-Aug. 25, 1947\PETER D. WILLIAMSON, Apr. 12, 1887-no death date

Double tombstone:  ALMA CRYMES, Nov. 7, 1927-____\SAVANNAH W. CRYMES, Oct. 16, 1921-Nov. 11, 1987, (md.) June 6, 1945

WILLIAM H. NEWSOME, JR., May 6, 1954-Feb. 16, 1981, "Mohawk"

Double tombstone: WILLIE MAE WILLIAMSON, Feb 28, 1898-Jan. 17, 1979\FRENCHY JEFF WILLIAMSON, Oct. 28, 1895-Apr. 13, 1956, Gone but not forgotten

PAMELA N. WILLIAMSON, Feb. 19, 1962-Feb. 22, 1962

CLAUDE V. FRENCH, Oct. 4, 1897-Aug. 3, 1984

ODELL FRENCH, Aug. 9, 1920-Mar. 24, 1970

Double tombstone: ROBERT FRENCH, 1876-1964\ILULA FRENCH, 1878-1962

ROBERT L. FRENCH, Feb. 7, 1906-May 3, 1965

MOSIE MAE BOND, Feb. 10, 1911-Apr. 27, 1969, Beloved Mother

 

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FRED D. FRENCH, Dec. 17, 1898-Nov. 6, 1956

MURK D. FRENCH, Tennessee PVT 2 Development BN, World War I, April 9, 1896-March 14, 1919

MARY COLE WILLIAMSON, Mar. (no day)1877-Jan. 23, 1941

Double tombstone: MAGGIE, wife of Sam WILLIAMSON, May 5, 1873-June 28, 1907\SAM WILLIAMSON, Dec. 18, 1862-no death date

Double tombstone: PETER T. WILLIAMSON, 1854-1938\RENA E. WILLIAMSON, 1876-1951, On west side of tombstone: THE P. T. WILLIAMSON FAMILY

ANNA GRIMES, Feb. 9, 1880-Mar. 19, 1932

COOPER WILLIAMSON, Father, Mar. 28, 1905-Jan. 18, 1958

INFANT DAU. of Savanah & Alma WILLIAMSON, June 17, 1940

MARY WARD, July 4, 1992, Mercer Bros. Funeral Home Marker

WILLIE JONES ROBERTSON, Jan. 25, 1892-July 8, 1968, Mother. In Loving Memory

LEE COMPTON, Feb. 4, 1856-Feb. 20, 1942

TOMMIE L. MERRIWEATHER, PFC US Army, World War II, Dec. 3, 1916-Jan. 27, 1993

Double tombstone: ROSA BURTON, Feb. 1, 1891-Mar. 27, 1956\JASPER BURTON, May 15, 1892-no death date, Government Marker: JASPER MILTON BURTON, Tennessee, PFC Co. L., 368 Infantry, World War I, May 15, 1892-June 22, 1957

JAUNITA F. MITCHELL, Mar. 20, 1900-Aug. 15, 1944

THEODORE ROOSEVELT WILLIAMSON, Oct. 27, 1901-Mar. 9, 1919

Double tombstone: SYLVESTER STRAYHORN, Feb. 28, 1892-no death date\NEELY STRAYHORN, Mar. 5, 1885-Jan. 22, 1958, Our Father who art in Heaven Hallowed be Thy Name.

INFANT DAU. OF P. T. & REANER WILLIAMSON, Apr. 18, 1906, Gone to be an Angel

Double tombstone: ANTHONY WILLIAMSON, 1865-1938\LIZZIE WILLIAMSON, 1874-1947

JAMES (Jim) GRIMES, Feb. 2, 1873-Mar. 24, 1956

ROSE, Mother of Will WILLIAMSON, Born Apr. 3, 1843, Died Sept. 8, 1907, She died as she lived, trusting in God

ALBERTA REAVES, 1911-1951

ANTHONY WILLIAMSON, 1895-1956

ROBERT H. REAVES, Illinois PFC HQ Co. 1620 SVC Unit World War II, Dec. 14, 1907-Jan. 30, 1964

Double tombstone: ELLA L. JONES, Apr. 3, 1925-____\RUMSEY E. JONES, Apr. 11, 1910-Jan. 27, 1982

Double tombstone: ROBERT E. DENWIDDIE, Father, 1886-1961\JODIE N. DENWIDDIE, Mother, 1893-1983

IDA THEUS, 1883-1955

 

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Double tombstone: AMELIA BURTON, Mother, Born in 1853, Died 1921\JAMES BURTON, Father, Born 1828, Died 1911, They died as they lived, trusting in God.

CLARENCE J. UTLEY, Mar. 30, 1927-Oct. 15, 1985, Our Beloved Father

COY WILLIAMSON, Born 1917, Died 1985, Gone Home

HOLSEY WILLIAMSON, 1880-1965, In Memory of our Dad

Mr. JOE NEELY MERRIWEATHER, Aug. 2, 1915-Sept. 6, 1941

Double tombstone: MARY LOU BIVENS, Feb. 17, 1904-____\SAM A. BIVENS, Aug. 25, 1901-March 13, 1989

MATTHEW BIVENS, July 23, 1983, Mercer Bros. Funeral Home Marker

ALLEN GLIDWELL, Tennessee PVT US Army, World War I, June 25, 1897-January 20, 1965

 

Buried in southeast part of this cemetery:

NATHANIEL BIVENS, TD PVT QM DET 570 SVC, W. W. II, Mar. 5, 1904-Feb. 9, 1958

BOB MERIWETHER, Nov. 10, 1859-Dec. 26, 1907

HENRY THEUS, Dec. 20, 1868-Dec. 19, 1906

MARTHA, wife of J. J. UTLEY, 1847-1911

Double tombstone: JOHN A. JOHNSON, Nov. 10, 1870-Mar. 13, 1926\SYLVIA M. JOHNSON, Oct. 27, 1871-Jan. 20, 1948

FRED MERRIWETHER, Nov. 5, 1895-Aug. 8, 1945

NELLIE wife of LOUIS WILLIAMSON, Oct. 27, 186 3-Dec. 26, 1908

SYLVANUS UTLEY, Tenn. PVT U. S. Army W. W. I, Oct. 21, 1886-Aug. 13, 1959 (a fallen tombstone)

HATTIE MERRIWEATHER, Jan. 6, 1996, Mercer Bros. Fun. Home Marker

TOM, husband of INDEPENDENCE THEUS, Born Oct. 8, 1865, Died Jan. 22, 1908

MACNORA dau. of B. J. & DORA WILLIAMSON, June 16, 1886-Nov. 9, 1908

JOBE UTLEY, 1833-1918

JAMES H. JOHNSON, Feb. 23, 1903-Oct. 5, 1968

IOLA D. JOHNSON, Aug. 25, 1905-Mar. 1, 1926

LOLA M. JOHNSON, Dec. 8, 1908-June 25, 1925

JOE HUNTER, Illinois, 802 Pioneer Inf. W. W. I, (died) Jan. 3, 1941

L. C. WILLIAMSON, Feb. 15, 1880-Oct. 13, 1916

Rev. HENRY MERRIWETHER, died August 11, 19 (date smeared), Aged 75 years, A funeral home marker

 

Unmarked grave:

LUCINDA SANGSTER, died June 25, 1953, aged 111 years

 

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