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.
HOPE HILL CEMETERY
About 4.5 miles northeast of the present business district of Medina, Gibson Co., Tennessee via Highway 43 and Hope Hill Cemetery Road. Former location of Hope Hill C.M.E. Church. Situated about .1 mile north of Hope Hill Cemetery Road. Close to border between Gibson and Madison counties.
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JULIA ANN FLY, Born Mar. 27, 1882, Died June 16, 1908, How Many Hopes Lie Buried Here
Double tombstone: MINNIE B.MOORE, May 11, 1928-August 18, 1991\JOHN F.MOORE, June 5, 1926-____, My Trust in God
DEXTER MASSEY, 1902-1929, Age 27, At Rest
Double tombstone: L. E. HAMILTON, Jan. 28, 1893-Jan. 19, 1900\W. E. HAMILTON, Jan. 15, 1898-Nov. 19, 1900
Double tombstone: MARY H. ATCHISON, 1866-1919\NED ATCHISON, 1857-1928, Age 71, At Rest
Miss DEBORAH ANN WEBB, Died Jan. 12, 1974, Age 1_, Funeral Home Marker
HALL WASBORN, Born June the 28, 1878, Died July the 9, 1908
One tombstone: LOUIS HAMILTON, 1855-1923\JOHN P. HAMILTON, 1896-1917\OZZIE HAMILTON, 1901-1924
MARY D.MASSEY, May 21, 1891-May 19, 1916
W. T. MASSEY, August 6, 1886-August 19, 1922, At Rest
BEN STURDIVANT, Tennessee PVT 350 Labor BN, March 18, 1888- August 15, 1945
Mrs. WALLACE STURDIVANT, Died Feb. 11, 1963, Aged 80 years, Rawis-Baskerville Fun. Home Marker
Double tombstone: R. L. HAMILTON, Mar. 1, 1884-Oct. 13, 1899\J. A. HAMILTON, Mar. 12, 1887-Jan. 29, 1895
Tombstone broken off close to base, with a footstone with initials P.W. The last line of inscription on broken tombstone, "put in this place"
IRENE G. ROGERS, Apr.24, 1899-Sept. 31, 1927
Double tombstone: B. A. RICHARDSON, Died, Age ?? Years, Asleep in Jesus\W. B. RICHARDSON, Born Nov. 1834, Died February 18, 1901
There are many unmarked graves in this cemetery; numerous graves marked with funeral home markers, rusted and missing their information panels.
Death certificate indicates burial here:
Stillborn child of Sherman Perkins and wife, Pearline Strayhorn Perkins, May 15,1914
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Death certificate data:
TOM MASSEY, died August 19, 1922, aged 34 years. Parents: Eli and Lula Massey
ELIZA COOK, May 20, 1864-April 19, 1923. Mother: Missouri Sturdivant
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