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.
JOHNSON GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY
Located in west Madison County about 3½ miles southeast of Providence via Providence Road and Wellwood Road, being at the end of the latter road and situated on the north side of the church. Gate to cemetery kept locked. "OK" to enter cemetery to copy inscriptions was given by elderly black man with relatives buried here. A well-kept cemetery.
PHILLIP TAYLOR, Aug. 28, 1903-Nov. 5, 1959
ANDERSON INGRAM, 1874-1947
MATTIE LEE HENNING NEWBERN, Mother, July 30, 1898-July 1, 1991
Double tombstone: LEONARD H. HENNING, 1851-1936\MARY E. HENNING, 1858-1935, In Loving Memory
RUBIE W. INGRAM, Born 6-6-1918-22-1984, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker
LEE WOODS, Jan. 30, 1894-Oct. 29, 1943
NANNIE N. INGRAM, Apr. 10, 1930-Nov. (no day) 1936
ALICE B. INGRAM, 1910-1942
BEN FIELD INGRAM, July 22, 1908-May 24, 1978, In Loving Memory
MARY RUSSELL, Oct. 12, 1872-July 7, 1964, Gone but not forgotten
ETHEL INGRAM JONES, Aug. 13, 1932 (Order of Eastern Star emblem)
LEROY COLE, SR., Dec. 6, 1885-Sept. 12, 1941
ERNEST LEE WATKINS, US Navy World War II, Apr. 23, 1925-Mar. 21, 1976
Double tombstone: FRANK BRANCH, SR., Father, Mar. 31, 1877-Apr. 18, 1975\LEE ANNA BRANCH, Mother, June 30, 1881-June 25, 1961
VIRGIE INGRAM, Jan. 7, 1907-Sept. 21, 1951
ALFRED S. INGRAM, Apr. 30, 1946
JESSE L. GOOCH, Tennessee PVT 423 Res. Labor BN, July 24, 1934
WINNIE CARTER INGRAM BELL, June 30, 1886-June 12, 1976, Gone but not forgotten
CORNELIA INGRAM SHAW CARUTHERS, July 2, 1924-Feb. 6, 1993, Thy life was beauty, truth, goodness and love.
JOSIE WOODS, June 10, 1898-Dec. 11, 1977
JERRY B. INGRAM TROTTER, Born 1852, Died 1937
JAMES D. INGRAM, 9-3-1930, Age 8 Mo.
Double tombstone: MARY B. INGRAM, 1888-1973\JOE HENRY INGRAM, 1882-1963
Double tombstone: JENNIE B. INGRAM, Jan. 16, 1914-____\SUDIE M. INGRAM, July 18, 1920-Mar. 1, 1990
Mrs. JOANN BOND, Died Jan. 9, 1994, Aged 88 Yrs., Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home Marker
Double tombstone: ALICE B. WATKINS, 2-11-1904-2-29-1984\WILLIE B. WATKINS, 1-28-1901-11-27-1977
JAMES W. GRAVES, 1914-1982
ROGER LEE GRAVES, Feb. 19, 1944-Mar. 6, 1974, Husband of Emma Lou Graves; Their Children: Michael, Vernedelle, Willie, Roger, Jr., Brerlda, Leisa arid Garrett
ROBERT L. BRANCH, Mar. 11, 1923-Apr. 2, 1988
CHARLIE R. COLE, May 9, 1952-June 23, 1977, In Loving Memory
CLEOPHIA INGRAM, Mar. 27, 1919-Sept. 11, 1970, Wife — Hattie, Children — Lonell, Lois, Curtis, Savannah, Barbara, Carolyn, Velma
LYDIA B. INGRAM BOND, July 26, 1896-Feb. 25, 1978
STEPHEN W. INGRAM, Tennessee PVT 43 Co 11 TNGBN World War I, January 23, 1894-January 25, 1954
MICHAEL L. ROSS, June 12, 1992, Mercer Funeral Home Marker
ARLANDA T. BURNETT, SR., Apr. 2, 1955-Jan. 5, 1978, Beloved Father of Desean Maurice Burnett, Fraternity Organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha, Beta Pi Chapter; Kappa Kappa PS1, Band; Phi Beta Lambda-Business.
LESSIE MAE BRANCH SYKES, Sept. 5, 1991, Age 77 Yrs., Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home Marker
MALCOLM A. INGRAM, May 10, 1969-May 27, 1988
FRANK J. INGRAM, Oct. 13, 1890-Dec. 14, 1938, Be still sad heart, and cease repining; behind the darkest cloud the sun is still shining.
THOMAS J. INGRAM, Died Nov. 13, 1974, Aged 73 Yrs., a funeral home marker
JACK C. COLE, PVT US Army, Jun. 23, 1894-Oct. S, 1974
Mrs. LESSIE T. COLE, Died Dec. 28, 1994, Age 105 Years, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker
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