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.
OLD LIBERTY GROVE CEMETERY
Located about one mile east of the present city limits of Jackson, Tennessee via Harts Bridge Road and Roberts Lane. Situated on east side of a farm lane, about 200 feet behind (south) of a metal shop on Mr. Glenn Cooper's homeplace on Roberts Lane. This was the former burial ground for members of Liberty Grove Baptist Church. Many unmarked graves here.
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ANNIE, Daug. of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. COBB
Born Dec. 15, 1901
Died Jan. 4, 1902
Sleep on sweet babe & take thy rest. God calls when he thinks best.
Buried within a metal fence enclosure:
south to north:
Come Ye Blessed
Born Nov. 7, 1891
Died Feb. 3, 1908
Come Ye Blessed
Died Jan. 8, 1909
Aged About 80 Yrs.
MINNIE BROWN, Dau. of Emma Jinkins
Our loved one are /sic/ gone
Come Ye Blessed
Son of C. W. & N. M. Maison
Born Aug. 4, 1904
Died July 26, 1913
There is a vaken place in our home wich cannot be filled.
/Spelling as on tombstone/
EARNEST, Son of James & Charity RICE
Born Sept. 24, 1897
Died Nov. 10, 1913
Our loved one hath gone to rest.
1865-1928, At Rest
(a fallen stone)
HENRY, husband of Kittie GRANT
Died June 24, 1918 At Rest*
EMMA, wife of John HAMPTON
Died 1916 (a broken stone)
Gone but not forgotten **
Co. I 54 Ill. Inf.
(This is a government marker)
MOLLIE, Dau. of Susan JENKINS
Died 1907 At Rest
NORA, Grand Dau. of Susan JENKINS***
Died 1920 At Rest
Died Aug. 19, 1906
A loving husband, a father dear, a faithful friend lies buried here.
EARLINE McFADDEN, Age 8, 1917-1925
ELCA McFADDEN, Age 2, 1923-1925
CHARITY, wife of J. R. RICE
Died Nov. 17, 1916 At Rest
(a broken stone) ****
RILDA, wife of Perry THOMAS
Asleep in Jesus (a fallen stone)
Mar. 8, 1917-July 15, 1919 At Rest
*His official death certificate states that Henry Grant was born May 14, 1831 and died June 24,1918. Son of Ben Grant.
**Her official death certificate states that Emma Hampton was born in 1865 and died June 5, 1916. Dau. of Perry Thomas and Marrilda Dye Thomas.
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***Her official death certificate states that Charity Rice was born in 1863 and died November 17,1915. Daughter of Willis and Harriet Hayes.
****1900 U.S. Census, Civil District 8, Madison County, shows that Susan Jenkins was the wife of Carroll Jenkins who was born in May 1844; she was the mother of 13 children, 7 of whom were still living.
OTHER PERSONS BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL DEATH CERTIFICATES, MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, 1914-1924
JANE OUTLAW, died Dec. 26, 1914, aged about 65 years
LILLIAN CROOM, 1889-May 2, 1915. Dau. of Lum Ozier and Mary Collier; married
LILLIE JACKSON, 1885-Nov. 10, 1915. Dau. of Jeff Jones and Elvira Jones
WILLIE WHITE, Sept. 27, 1888-Dec. 6, 1915. Dau. of A. S.White and Ailsie Jackson
JOHN WHITE, July 20, 1891-June 5, 1916. Son of A. S. White and Ailsey Jackson
CATHERINE HALL, Feb. 5, 1915-June 25, 1916. Dau. of Martin Hall and Elnora Ward
Infant Daughter of Ruby WHITE, Sept. 15, 1916-Sept. 15, 1916; lived 12 hrs.
Infant Son of Frank and Mary WILSON, Sept. 8-Sept. 18, 1916
MARY McGEE, died March 23, 1917. Dau. of Andrew Boling; married
CAMILLE HERSEY, March 15, 1896-May 25, 1917
SAMUEL BURDAIN, 1907-Dec. 18, 1917. Son of Samuel and Mittie Burdain
FLEMILEE JENKINS, Dec. 1, 1917-Jan. 11, 1915. Dau. of Charley Jenkins and Agnes Price
MARGARET JACKSON, 1915-Feb. 12, 1918. Dau. of Jesse Jackson and Marrie Smith
RUBE HALL, May 14, 1863-Feb. l3, 1919. Child of Rub_ Hall
SADDIE NORMAN, July 7, 1890-Dec. 31, 1919. Dau. of Oscar Norman and Elvira Martin
BESSIE COLLINS, Nov. 6, 1889-Feb.18, 1920; single
VIOLA PEARSON, Jan. 1, 1900-Feb. 2, 1920. Dau. of Tom Curry and Jane Kelley
ANNIE MAY PERSON, March 9, 1920-April 13, 1920. Dau. of Forest Night and Mardella Person
MACK PRICE, Aug. 7, 1905-Aug. 7, 1915. Born Whiteville, Tenn. Son of F. Price and Lizzie (Brown) Price
MARIA COBB, Nov. 27, 1865-Jan. 20, 1923. Dau. of Amos Long, born in N.C.
Mrs. MATTIE HAMLETT, died July 12, 1921, aged about 71 years. Dau. of J .J. Cox and S. Marchbanks Cox
ADDIE G. WILLIAMS, Aug. 21, 1916-Sept. 19, 1921. Dau. of Bob Williams and Martha Hall Williams
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