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.
Located about 2-1/2 miles north of the junction of Interstate Highway 40 with Highway 45-North; situated on a wooded rise about 2000 feet north of the Alfred Jaquet, Sr. residence which is located on the north side of Ashport Road about .7 of a mile east of this road's juncture with Highway 45-N. The old-time course of Ashport Road once ran beside this cemetery. There are many unmarked graves here, indicated by sunken graves.
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JEFFREY LEE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekial YOUNG, 1959-1960
CORA, wife of JUDGE GILL, Born 1885, Died Nov. 5, 1916, Gone but not forgotten
NANCY, wife of Henry HOWARD, Born 1852, Died 1891, Age 39 Yrs., Done by her son Frank, Gone but not forgotten
MARY HICKS, Born 1884, Died Nov. 8, 1922, Mt. Pleasant Israelite Chamber 3005 Jackson, Tenn., Come Ye Blessed
SALLIE ANN, wife of Bryant GILL, Born 1832, Died June 28, 1907
Death certificates indicate burial here also of:
BRYANT GILL, "mulatto," Dec. 15, 1837-Dec. 15, 1914. Noted that his father was a "white man." M. V. B. Exum, informant.
TONA CHURCH, Aug. 8, 1893-March 8, 1915. Parents: Fox Pearson-Maria Cathey
WILMER WASHINGTON, male, Feb. 17, 1907-Aug. 11, 1916
EARLY GILL, Dec.1894-Oct. 29, 1914. Parents: Charley Gill-Maria Cathey
DAVID GREEN, JR., Aug. 29, 1915-Nov. 13, 1915. Parents: David Green-Susie Jenkins
LAURA MURPHY, Aug. 15, 1870-Mar. 16, 1917. Parents: Geo.Patrick-Dorcas Joyner
J. F. FOWLER, Jan. 28, 1918-Oct. 28, 1919. Parents: Frank Fowler-Florence Brown
RUFUS MATHIS, Oct. 25, 1904-Aug. 29, 1922. Parents: Rufus Mathis-Willie Washington
JERRY WASHINGTON, April 28, 1909-July 30, 1917. Parents: Frank Washington-Ida Thomas
MARY HICKS (has a stone), 1868-Nov. 8, 1922. Birth date different from what is on her tombstone (see above)
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