Ebenezer Cemetery lies near the end of Ebenezer Road, west of State Highway 138, in western Madison County. There are white and black sections. The white section of the cemetery is the former location of Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church and contains many antebellum markers. The church was built prior to the Civil War, and there was a balcony for the slaves to attend the services (very similar Denmark Presbyterian Church.). The black section of Ebenezer Cemetery, begun as a burial place for the slaves of church members.
The black section of Ebenezer Cemetery is mown occasionally but is not maintained. There are several hundred unmarked graves here. For some of the newest burials the cemetery's center is being reused.
David Donahue recorded this cemetery September 14, 2003 based on earlier work by Jonathan K. T. Smith. Mr. Smith's 1995 record appears in his Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Madison County, Tennessee and a 2000 update appears in his Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Madison County, Tennessee, Volume 2. These works are referred to collectively as Smith in the notes below. Mr. Smith called the cemetery Whitehall Pentecostal Church Cemetery
Banks, Julia, d. may 6, 1962, temporary marker, Rogers Funeral Home, in far northeast corner, 8 feet north-northeast of marker for Anna B. Taylor
Batchelor, Dave, 1859-1937
Batchelor, William, d. April 9, 1964, Age 53, temporary marker, Ford Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]
Bond, Daisy Lee, no dates (homemade marker, 7 feet south of homemade marker for Lillie Young)
Bond, Kice, no dates (homemade marker, 4 feet south of homemade marker for Lillie Young)
Brook, Henrietta, Apr. 19, 187l-May 29, 1947 (homemade) [in 2003 this marker was under a fallen tree limb; dates are those reported by Smith in 1995]
Burton, Thomas, Feb. 7, 1916-May 21, 1974
Carter, Brady, Sept. 17, 1922-Apr. 6, 1994; also military marker "tec 5 US Army World War II"
Carter, Mattie, Nov. 25, 1925-____ [she had been buries here, possibly in 2003]
Chapel Malone, Sr. Jan. 17, 1913-Dec. 13, 1987 (homemade)
Chatman, Tempie Lee, Mar. 18, 1873-Mar. 20, 1948
Clark, Jerry, July 1, 1969-Sept. 8, 2001
Clark, Robert, May 1905-Apr. 17, 1957 (fallen)
Clark, Sarah [see Taylor, Sarah Clark]
Clary, Emma Lee, Jan. 25, 1937-Oct. 28, 1975, "Mother" (sunken)
Cooper, Ida, 1872-1934 [replacement]
Darden, Edward, Feb. 8, 1924-Jan. 5, 1961, military marker "Tennessee Pvt Co C 1311 Engr GS Regt World War II (improperly mounted, dates buried) [dates are those reported by Smith in 1995]
Forrest, Milton, Dec. 13, 1892-May 2, 1991, temporary marker [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]
Fuller, Classie, Mother, Mar. 10, 1887-May 6, 1960, "Mother" [adjacent to marker for J. C. Fuller]
Fuller, Estelle, d. Jan. 30, 2000 [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 2000]
Fuller, J. C., Dec. 17, 1873-Dec. 5, 1974, "Father"
Fuller, John Alvin, Jan. 14, 1903-Feb. 23, 1990, temporary marker, Rogers Funeral Home [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]
Fuller, John, d. Mar. 14, 1999, temporary marker, Mercer brothers, 5 feet south of marker for Willie A. Fuller
Fuller, O. B., Mar. 27, 1902-July 10, 1944
Fuller, Paul, Feb. 17, 1938-Oct. 29, 1980, military marker "US Army"
Fuller, Thomas, Aug. 14, 1907-____, also temporary marker, Stephenson Shaw Funeral Home, d. Mar. 8, 1995
Fuller, Cora Ethel, Sept. 15, 1915-May 25, 1997 (disintegrating homemade marker)
[The entire plastic panel for Thomas Fuller had fallen off and was missing in 2003; his name and birth date are those reported by Smith in 1995]
Fuller, Timothy, Sept. 14, 1894-Nov. 11, 1968, military marker, "Tennessee Cp Co L 368 Inf World War I" (sunken into grave) [death date cannot be read in 2003 and is that reported by Smith in 1995]
Fuller, Willie A., Nov. 24, 1898-Apr. 8, 1971
Graves, Stephen, d. July 19, 1936, military marker, "Tennessee Pvt 159 Depot Brig [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995 who noted it to be "a fallen stone"]
Hankins-McKinney, Stephanie, Mrs., Sept. 11, 1974-July 15, 2002, temporary marker, Bledsoe Funeral Home, 5 yards north of marker for Mary Ollie Wilson
Hill, ______, no dates, 75 Years Old, "Rev. Dr."
Hill, William, 1874-1942
Hill, Susie, 1876-1944
Hinds, Mattie Lue Walker, Feb. 15, 1897-Nov. 5, 1963
Hines, Alberta, Jan. 2, 1912-Jan. 9, 1998
Hines, Kinneth, Dec. 12, 1960-Aug. 22, 1975
Hines, Vernon Lee "Wayne," Aug. 13, 1953-Dec. 27, 2002, temporary marker, Curries Funeral Home, Henning, Tennessee, 9 feet west of marker for Cora Ethel Fuller
James, Kate, no dates [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]
James, Samuel, Mar. 20, 1914-Aug. 23, 1973 [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]
King, Hilda Virginia, July 7, 1943-June 15, 1978
King, Willie Roy, Oct. 18, 1949-Nov. 10, 1984
Lee, Jack, d. Mar. 29, 1964, Age 67, temporary marker, Rawls Funeral Home, Brownsville, Tenn., 4 yards south-southwest of marker for Idella Snipes
Lee, Kenneth W., Oct. 21, 1960-Jan. 4, 1995, "Father"
Malone, Minnie, d. Nov. 5, 2002, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, 3 feet south of homemade marker for Chapel Malone, Sr.
Meriwther, Callie, 1976-1962 [last name as spelled on marker; it looks as if they dropped a letter to fit the name after starting with a font point size which was too large]
Merriweather, Ada, d. Dec. 7, 2001, temporary marker, Mercer Brothers, approx. 7 yards south-southeast of homemade marker for Tempie Lee Chatman and Approx. 8 yards west of marker for Edward Darden
Morgan, Georgia, Sept. 10, 1906-July 27, 1984, temporary marker, Rawls Mortuaries [not found in 2003; reported by Smith in 1995]
Morgan, Jack, June 5, 1887-June 11, 1964, military marker "Tennessee Pvt US Army World War I"
Pewitt, Ernest C., no dates, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw, 4 yards north of marker for Clyde W. Walker
Snipes, Charlie, Aug. 15, 1916-Sept. 22, 1994 (homemade)
Snipes, Dorothy M., Jan. 23, 1923-Dec. 21, 1996
Snipes, Willie C., May 1, 1920-Nov. 16, 1986, military marker as footstone "Pvt US Army World War II"
Snipes, Idella, d. Aug. 26, 1950, Age 17
Taylor, Anna B., Apr. 13, 1954-June 16, 1979
Taylor, Sarah Clark, Jan. 25, 1941-Aug. 24, 2002
Thompson, Ella L. [see Walker, Ella L. Thompson]
Walker, Aubery, June 17, 1913-Dec. 23, 1967
Walker, Cleo, Nov. 17, 1929-____
Walker, Willie J., July 11, 1929-May 16, 1976
Walker, Clyde W., Feb. 7, 1920-June 17, 1977
Walker, Dosie C., Apr. 10, 1886-Jan. 15, 1968 (fallen)
Walker, Ella L. Thompson, May 15, 1894-Oct. 8, 1881 (off base, dates buried) [Eastern Star symbol; dates are those reported by Smith in 1995]
Walker, James W., July 18, 1931-____
Walker, Mary L., May 26, 1933-Jan. 5, 2001 [compare her with Mary Louise Walker, a temporary marker on a grave 10 yards away]
Walker, Mary Louise, 1933-2001, temporary marker, Rawls Funeral Home, 3 yards west of marker for Aubery Walker
Walker, Mattie Lou [see Hinds, Mattie Lou Walker]
Walker, Vernite, 1956-2002, temporary marker, Rawls Funeral Home, brownsville, TN, 5 feet south of double marker for James W. and Mary L. Walker]
Weddle, Gertrude, 1910-1943
Wilkes, Jinnie, d. 1933
Wilkes, John, d. 1934
Williamson, Dockslean, June 5, 1900-May 9, 1976 (fallen)
Williamson, Isaac, May 23, 1922-Apr. 25, 1971, military marker "Tennessee Tec5 3872 QM Trk Co World War II"
Willingham, Lottie, Sept. 25, 1886-May 25, 1955
Wilson, ______, no dates (homemade marker, 4 yards south of homemade marker for Lillie Young)
Wilson, Golee, no dates, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw, 6 feet north of marker for Mary Ollie Wilson
Wilson, James, 1903-1972
Wilson, Leroy "Dit," 1920-1997, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw, 8 feet north of marker for Mary Ollie Wilson [nickname and dates are missing in 2003 but were reported by Smith in 2000]
Wilson, Mary Ollie, 1860-1982
Wilson, Pauline, no dates, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw, 4 feet north of marker for Mary Ollie Wilson
Wilson, Rachel, no dates, temporary marker, Stephenson-Shaw, 3 feet south of marker for Mary Ollie Wilson
Wilson, Willie, no dates (homemade marker, 6 yards south of homemade marker for Lillie Young)
Young, Lillie, June 6, 1891-Apr. 24, 1977, "Mrs." (homemade)
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