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.

MONTGOMERY CEMETERY

            Located about 2 miles north of present Jackson, Tennessee city limits, on a wooded rise, on the east side of Old Medina Road. There are many unmarked graves here.

 

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MARY MONTGOMERY, 1841-1911, At Rest

Double tombstone: JAMES ANDERSON, Nov. 13, 1909-May 15, 1984\VIRCLE ANDERSON, Apr. 11, 1912-May 15, 1989

PHILIP GREER, Born Mar. 15, 1879, Died Sep. 5, 1905, Weep not for me Papa and Mama for I am waiting in heaven for thee

Double tombstone: CLIFFORD CARTER, Jan. 6, 1908-____\LIZZIE B. CARTER, Dec. 25, 1915-Aug. 2, 1989

FOUNT CARTER, Born 1845, Died Feb. 13, 1916, At Rest

LUEDELL BROWN, Born Aug. 4, 1906, Died Sep. 22, 1910

IDA, wife of Andy HOPPER, Born Mar. 10, 1868, Died June 7, 1918, She died as she lived, trusting in God

FRANK T. CREWS, PVT US Army, Korea, Jun. 6, 1926-Dec. 25, 1977

GUSSIE BARNES, Dec. 22, 1898-Oct. 30, 1964

HELEN JONES PASTEL, Died Feb. 11, 1959, Age 38

MAGNOLIA MATHIS, Born 1901, Died Mar. 1961

LILLIAN JONES, Aug. 4, 1904-May 16, 1984, Loving Mother and Grandmother

MINOR POPE, 5-1-94, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

Mrs. MAGGIE GOYER, Died Nov. 1994, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

BEN LUKE, Tennessee MECH 833 TRANS CORPS, November 9, 1925

Double tombstone: CHARLIE LUKE, no dates\EDNA LUKE, no dates

JULIA LUKE, 1887-1912

WILLIE (Red) ANDERSON, 1-10-1905-4-3-1985, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

CORDELIA GREER, Born Dec. 1892, Died Jan. 22, 1923, Pettigrew Rising Star Chamber 2680, Jackson, Tenn.

GRANT LEE, Born Sept. 8, 1862, Died July 4, 1923, Pettigrews Burning Bush Temple 1075, Jackson, Tenn.

LESTER SIMS, Died Sept. 6, 1994, Age 55, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

MATTIE and HORACE GREER, no dates

ANDREW LEDEETTER, Tennessee STM1 USNR World War II, June 13, 1917-February 20, 1955

Mrs. EVA D. DANIELS, 2-12-1916-1-29-1991, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

JAMES ELIJAH WATSON, Died Dec. 29, 1994, Age 76, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home Marker

MINNIE SIMS, 4-8-1902-11-20-1976

LIZZIE KOONCE, Mar. 8, 1905-Feb. 9, 1942 At Rest

ROBERT LEE BOND, 3-27-1959-4-4-1984

EARL VANTRESE, PFC US Army, World War II, 1912-1981

THOMAS LEE GOYER, Son, Nov. 13, 1943-June 7, 1968, In Loving Memory

 

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Double tombstone: MOSE VANTREESE, Mar. 29, 1884-June 30, 1978

TEXAS VANTREESE, June 30, 1886-Aug. 21, 1953

Double tombstone: GRACE BUTLER, 1927-1938\FAY BUTLER, 1932-1938

Double tombstone: VIOLA ANDERSON, Sept. 11, 1902-Jan. 10, 1986\J. B. ANDERSON, Nov. 13, 1899-Sept. 12, 1969

THURMAN HOLLAND, Father, Sept. 13, 1925-July 30, 1975, Precious Memories

WILLIE HILL, Died Jan. 14, 199(4?), Age 73, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

CAROLYN JEAN LOVE, Mother, Dec. 25, 1948-June 3, 1979

JAMES E. ROBINSON, Sept. 15, 1921-June 21, 1981, In Loving Memory

MOSE ROBINSON, June 15, 1923-Feb. 7, 1986, Our Loved One

LEE ANDERSON, SR., Nov. 13, 1903-May 27, 1957

Double tombstone: CALENDER CATHEY, Father, Aug. 13, 1899-Dec. 30, 1959\NETTIE CATHEY, Mother, Apr. 15, 1892-Mar. 22, 1988

KENNETH LONG, Died January 6, 1995, Age 39, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

Double tombstone: CHARLIE VANTREESE, Mar. 29, 1884-Jan. 20, 1981\JULIA ANN VANTREESE, Mar. 15, 1885-Nov. 15, 1937

CLARA JONES, Aug. 8, 1902-Feb. 4, 1971

MINNIE LEE BEARD, Sept. 1, 1940-Sept. 24, 1970, In Loving Memory

DOROTHY M. ANDERSON, Mother Sept. 7, 1926-Mar. 10, 1993

JASMINE LONG, 3-30-1991-5-15-91, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

GENIE WILLIE TOMLINSON, US Navy, Mar. 21, 1923-Oct. 12, 1984

Ms. DOROTHY HILL, Died May 11, 1992, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

ARTHUR LEE LOVE, May 14, 1954-June 12, 1981

TOM ROBINSON, Dec. 26, 1880-Feb. 18, 1983, Lord take my hand

Double tombstone: MATTIE CATHEY HAMLETT, Aug. 29, 1924-____\WILLIE TIMOTHY HAMLETT, Mar. 29, 1913-Apr. 17, 1992

Double tombstone: MOSE ROBERTSON, Mar. 31, 1930\LUCINDA ROBERTSON, May 20, 1945

 

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