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 5-1/2 miles northwest from city limits of Jackson, Tennessee via the old Bells Highway and Adair Road. Cemetery situated on a wooded rise about a half-mile north from Adair Road about .2 mile west from this road's juncture with Midyett Road. No longer a road to the cemetery; approach is by following fencerow and then diverting to northeast to the cemetery. There are many unmarked graves here. No Epperson tombstones were found; that was the surname of persons who owned the farm on which the cemetery was located years ago. Some whites buried here; cemetery apparently an outgrowth of farm/plantation "graveyard."


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LOUIS MAHONE, Jan. 8, 1842-Oct. 31, 1914, Asleep in Jesus, Blessed sleep [His death certificate states that he was born in Tolbert County, Georgia]

ALLEN, husband of Judie BARNETT, Born 1854, Died July 2, 1909, He died as he lived, trusting in God

HARRIET, wife of I. H. HOLMES, Born Feb. 1, 1848, Died June 23, 1905

PEARLINE BARNETT, Died July 7, 1906, Aged 14 Years, At Rest

ROBERT MAHONE, Born Oct. 5, 1820, Died Aug. 15, 1893

FONZA, son of B. J. & Ida COLE, Born Feb. 14, 1885, Died Feb. 13, 1901, Gone but not forgotten

DINISHA, dau. of Tomlin & Alice COLE, Born Sept. 7, 1911, Died July 9, 1912

SOFA, wife of Thomas RANDOLPH, dau. of Wash & Lou HUDLESTON, Born July 5, 1892, Died April 18, 1913, At Rest

COUNTEE, son of Adam & Mollie VANN, Born April 15, 1892, Died July 12, 1912, Gone but not forgotten

JOSIE GLENN, Died Nov. 26, 1918, Winfred Chamber 2004 Bells, Tenn.

AMMA, wife of Milton BUMPIS, Born 1837, Died Aug. 11, 1917, At Rest

ETHER MAHOME (not Mahone), Born Nov. 19, 1888, Died Jan. 20, 1918, At Rest

I. H. HOLMES, Born Dec. 15, 1846, Died May 3, 1909, Gone but not forgotten

DAN, husband of Henrietta HOLMES, Born Oct. 2, 1865, Died Sept. 21, 1908

LUCY ANN BARNETT, Born Mar. 26, 1898, Died Aug. 4, 1903

MARTHA, wife of L. P. PATRICK, Born 1862, Died 1902

FRANK, husband of Amanda AYDLOTT, Born 1831, Died Oct. 16, 1901

ADALINE, wife of Jack WOODS, Born 1848, Died Dec. 7, 1906, Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God

RENA, dau. of Jas. & Hattie WEATHERS, Born 1887, Died 1911

NANNIE BROOKS, Died Nov. 18, 1915, Winford Chamber 2004 Bells, Tenn.

LEE LUNITAN, son of Adam & Mollie VANN, Born 1904, Died Mar. 1905, It is not dead but asleep (Second given name as on tombstone)

SALLIE, dau. of Ned & Julian WOOD, Born May 29, 1912, Died Nov. 14, 1916, At Rest


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LUCHES LEE, son of Michael & Mary McCLELLAN, Born 1915, Died July 12, 1916, With the angels

JIMMY, son of Sam & ____ Lacy, Born May 7, 1873, Died Aug. 30, 1912, Gone to rest (stone broken) [Mrs. Iona Cole says that Jimmy Lacy's mother was named TINA LACY.]

MARY COLE, wife of B. C. COLE, Born June 17, 1878, Died Jan. 7, 1915

Double tombstone (fallen): SULER, wife of James BROOKS, Born 1848, Died 1902\JAMES, husband of Suler BROOKS, Born 1838, Died 1907

OBYE, son of Henry & Emer PERRY, Born Dec. 28, 1907, Died Apr. 27, 1909

BOOZ, son of C. C. & S. D. HUDDLESTON, Born Dec. 17, 1908, Died Nov. 12, 1907, God blesses an early death and takes the infant unto himself

CLIDE, son of Frank & Amma MATTHEWS, Born 1897, Died 1911

RHODENEAL, son of Spence & Clodie WALKER, Born Sept. 2, 1911, Died Nov. 30, 1911, Our darling has gone before

Double tombstone of a white couple: ALBERT PERRY, Born Apr. 26, 1788, Died Apr. 9, 1835\SUSAN B. PERRY, Born June 8, 1795, Died Mar. 25, 1857, Awaiting the Resurrection

CALLIE CLAYTON, Died Aug. 15, 1918, Withers Chamber 2008 Jackson, Tenn.

HATTIE HOBSON, Born March 5, 1870, Died Sep. 22, 1890 (a fallen stone)

CURRENTER, dau. of P. & Currenter COLE, Born 1890, Died 1902, In life beloved, in death lamented

SAM, son of Shep & Judie MALONE, Born 1898, Died 1915, Gone to rest

TRAVIS, son of Stephen & Gertrude MAHONE, Born Sept. 22, 1915, Died Oct. 29, 1916, Budded on earth to bloom in heaven

ALEX, son of Frank & Amma MATTHEWS, Born 1895, Died 1907

RACHEL, wife of Nels BROOKS, Born 1868, Died Mar. 6, 1905

INFANT DAU. of John & Lue COLE, B.& D. Mar. 1910

INFANT DAU. of John & Lue COLE, B.& D. Mar. 1911

FANNIE, dau.of Oliver & Rosie WALKER, Born June 3, 1909, Died Oct. 17, 1917

RACHEL, dau. of Roed & Catherine WALKER, Born Jan. 8, 1905, Died Jan. 23, 1905, Gone but not forgotten

EMER, dau. of Sam & Tennier LACY, Born Aug. 11, 1892, Died Feb. 10, 1911

SUSAN, wife of E. N. SHEPARD, Born Nov. 27, 1857, Died Mar. 12, 1913, Gone but not forgotten

HATHORN, son of Andrew & Ethel MAHONE, Born Dec. 6, 1906, Died July 14, 1907, There is no parting in heaven

MATILDA, dau. of Turnner & Isabell YARBROUGH, Born 1866, Died Oct. 2, 1918, At Rest

THEARESA, wife of John JAMES, Born June 16, 1887, Died Sept. 12, 1910, There will be no parting in heaven (a fallen stone)


Death Certificate

JOHN MAHOMES, Born 1841, Died May 3, 1914. Son of Robert Long Mahomes and Emily Mahomes. All born in Ga.


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