COTTON GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

            This cemetery is located at Cotton Grove Baptist Church at the intersection of Cotton Grove Road and Liberty Road. It is well maintained. As the cemetery clearly predates the 1840s when many West Tennessee churches were formed (see Anna Boon), it probably dates to the 1820s. Like most early- to mid-nineteenth century cemeteries still in use, fieldstones marking most early burials have been removed. Probably less than half of all burials are marked. Recorded by David Donahue October 7, 2001; update July 8, 2003.

            An earlier record of this cemetery appears in Madison County, Tennessee Cemetery Records, Volume IIóNorth Half of the County, published by the Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society. This is referred to as MWTGS in notes below.

 

Alexander, Vader, Dec. 5, 1900-Jan. 30, 1987 [Eastern Star symbol]
Alexander, Charles N., Aug. 12, 1886-Jan. 14, 1987 [Masonic symbol]
Alexander, Sattie, Aug. 2, 1890-Dec. 5, 1938 [Eastern Star symbol]

Allridge, Ida [see Replogle, Ida Allridge]

Bailey, Infant, Feb. 20, 1936, "Infant dau. of Mr. Mrs. B. A. Bailey"

Bailey, W. M., Aug. 28, 1858-Mar. 15, 1913
Bailey, Alice, Sept. 26, 1861-Dec. 6, 1940, "His Wife"

Beech, Ella Charlene, Aug. 16, 1928-Jan. 30, 2002
Beech, Rex Ray, Feb. 13, 1920-____, "Wed Apr. 20, 1946"

Blick, Emett, 1894-1899 (dates buried) [dates from MWTGS]

Blick, J. Walter, Feb. 2, 1884-Jan. 20, 1954

Blick, Walter J., Dec. 14, 1836-Feb. 12, 1927, "Father"
Blick, Lula A., Mar. 14, 1859-Jan. 19, 1928, "Mother"

Blick, William Eugene, June 16, 1877-May 14, 1951
Blick, Ollie Meeks, Nov. 4, 1889-Feb. 13, 1961

Boon, Anna, May 22, 1791-Jan. 3, 1832, "Consort of Benjamin Boon"

Boon, Benjamin, Nov. 25, 1783-Nov. 26, 1865, "Maj." "Born Franklin Co. N.C."

Boon, James B., Apr. 23, 1849-Apr. 30, 1850, "Son of J. B. & E. L. Boon"

Britt, Charles V., June 14, 1917-Mar. 12, 1968, military marker "Tennessee Cox USNR World War II"

Britt, Mary Bell, May 15, 1908-Jan. 1, 1985

Bumpas, Maggie W., June 23, 1838-Jan. 30, 1890
Bumpas, Robert, Nov. 11, 1874-Feb. 20, 1890

Bumpas, Ruth Elise [see Johnson, Ruth Elise Bumpas]

Bumpass, Nathaniel C., Feb. 9, 1871-Dec. 13, 1871, "Son of J. D. & M. E. Bumpass"

Chapman, Mary Coates, Apr. 23, 1899-Oct. 10, 1993

Clark, Bobby R., Apr. 21, 1930-Nov. 19, 1953

Clark, William T., July 26, 1906-Nov. 15, 1973, military marker "Michigan Pvt US Army World War II"

Coates, Bessie P., 1875-1954 [adjacent to marker for Edward B. Coates]

Coates, Edward B., 1872-1936

Coates, George R., Nov. 14, 1907-Apr. 16, 1994, military marker as footstone "George Raymond Coates" "PFC US Army World War II"
Coates, lola E., June 8, 1919-Apr. 9, 1988

Coates, J. D., Sept. 23, 1909-Sept. 14, 1951

Coates, Jimmy Donald, Feb. 23, 1952

Coates, Mary [see Chapman, Mary Coates]

Coates, Myrtie E., Sept. 12, 1912-Feb. 9, 1991, "Mother" footstone

Davidson, Ocy, May 22, 1918-____
Davidson, Aug. 6, 1916-____ [she may have been buried before 2001 as dirt from a recent burial had been spread here in a rectangle as if to fill a sunken spot]

Dunbar, Everett E., Feb. 6, 1905-Apr. 23, 1975
Dunbar, Mary E., Mar. 15, 1909-May 15, 1963

Fogg, Eliza E., Sept. 7, 1811-Sept. 4, 1844, "Wife of J. Fogg" (broken, fallen, eroded) [dates unreadable in 2001 and come from MWTGS]

Fogg, Joseph, Dec. 25, 1803-May 3, 1859

Giles, Calven N., 1846-1912, "Father"
Giles, Sarah H., 1860-1931, "Mother"

Giles, Floyd, Jan. 10, 1893-Jan. 27, 1918 [American Legion flag holder at grave]

Gilley, Ada I., Apr. 11, 1862-June 15, 1915 [Woodmen Circle symbol; adjacent to marker for John B. Gilley]

Gilley, John B., 1852-1936 [replacement]

Gilley, Mary [see Usery, Mary Gilley]

Harris, W. L., July 15, 1848-May 6, 1900 [Masonic symbol]
Harris, Alice, Mar. 6, 1861-Apr. 16, 1926, "His wife"

Harris, W. Warner, Oct. 4, 1887-July 26, 1905

Herron, Emily [see Rushing, Emily Herron]

Holder, Wayne, d. Nov. 9, 1960

Hopper, Harriet, 1844-1914

Hopper, Margaret, 1824-1914

Hopper, Noel, 1859-1917, "Father"
Hopper, Minerva, 1865-1939, "His Wife" "Mother"

House, D. E., Mar. 3, 1898-Nov. 13, 1979
House, Grace, Sept. 6, 1902-Feb. 12, 1979

Joens, Martha J., June 23, 1830-Apr. 17, 1858, "Daughter of Alexander & M. Stewart"

Johnson, Ruth Elise Bumpas, May 1, 1902-July 5, 1985

Kelley, Jimmie, Aug. 21, 1879-Aug. 6, 1949

Kelley, Willie Joe, June 28, 1912-Apr. 4, 1980

Lewis, Betty Louise, Feb. 13, 1936, "Infant" [probably daughter of Herman Lee and Lillie Pearl Lewis, whose double marker is adjacent]

Lewis, Herman Lee, Oct. 31, 1903-Feb. 25, 1971
Lewis, Lillie Pearl, Apr. 10, 1902-Apr. 5, 1975

Matlock, Infant, no dates, Infant son of C. N. & L. C. Matlock"

Matlock, Mollie, Feb. 8, 1869-Sept. 4, 1889, "Dau. of Henry & C. E. Matlock" (broken)

Matlock, Mollie, July 8, 1869-Sept. 4, 1889, "Dau. of Henry & C. E. Matlock"

McClerkin, Harold Wayne, Mar. 7, 1943-Nov. 8, 1949

McClerkin, Mattie Mae, Aug. 23, 1895-Aug. 6, 1942

McClerkin, Sam Abe, Mar. 7, 1882-Aug. 1, 1961

McLeary, Tabitha [see Phillips, Tabitha McLeary]

Meeks, Ollie [see Blick, Ollie Meeks]

Mills, Nathan, 1935-1936 [replacement]

Moore, David N., May 15, 1959-Feb. 29, 1960, "Son" footstone
Moore, Loran R., Aug. 23, 1909-Aug. 22, 1985, military marker as footstone "US Army"
Moore, Jewell D., Jan. 31, 1928-Aug. 14, 1998, "Mother" footstone

Page, Aileen L. [see Stanfill, Aileen L. Page]

Page, Corilla Pardue, 1876-1948

Page, Dianne, Jan. 15, 1942-Sept. 26, 1942, "Dau. of Mr. & Mrs. L. J. Page"

Page, Frank W., July 25, 1915-Apr. 6, 1950

Page, Henry Ellis, Aug. 6, 1900-Jan. 10, 1965, military marker "Tennessee CWO US Navy World War I&II"

Page, Henry Horace, 1871-1932
Page, Drucilla Pardue, 1876-1948

Page, Mary Ann, Nov. 14, 1934-Dec. 3, 1936

Page, Norman R., Apr. 25, 1903-Nov. 26, 1975
Page, Jessie Fay, May 20, 1915-____

Page, W. T., 1920-1935, "Son"

Pardue, Artie F., Sept. 12, 1882-June 8, 1956

Pardue, Corilla [see Page, Corilla Pardue]

Pardue, Drucilla [see Page, Drucilla Pardue]

Pennington, Edna, 1827-4/2/1892 [in far northeast corner; MWTGS notes "stone was moved from orig. location by vandals"; for more information see Edna Pennington Tombstone; recorded in 1998 by Robert Nolen and Howard E. Johnson at original Potts Chapel Road location as Pennington Cemetery]

Person, Ann, July 3, 1791-Apr. 20, 1869

Person, Benj., d. Dec. 5, 1839, "Aged 61 years 1 m 24 ds"

Person, Tabitha Ann, d. Sept. 5, 1851, "Aged 26 yrs." "Wife of Thos. J. Person"

Phillips, James Albert, Aug. 9, 1863-May 25, 1947
Phillips, Tabitha McLeary, Oct. 5, 1861-Aug. 29, 1932

Phillips, Mary, 1855-1873 [replacement]

Phillips, Sarah, 1853-1873 [replacement]

Phillips, Swayne, 1851-1873 [replacement]

Phillips, Virginia C., 1855-1948
Phillips, James L., 1829-1899
Phillips, Emily E., 1822-1873 [replacement]

Phillips, Willie, May 28, 1878-Sept. 4, 1879, "Son of Mr. & Mrs. T. L. Phillips"

Pope, Barbara J., Jan. 29, 1951-Jan. 8, 2003

Replogle, Phillip M., Sept. 26, 1876-Oct. 5, 1965
Replogle, Ida Allridge, Mar. 13, 1880-Mar. 3, 1946

Rushing, Abel, Jan. 6, 1937-Sept. 16, 1915

Rushing, Elizabeth, Nov. 1831-Oct. 1853, "Daughter" [dates in MWTGS: Nov. 24, 1832-Oct. 31, 1852]
Rushing, Emily Herron, Feb. 1809-Sept. 1857, "Mother" [dates in MWTGS: Feb. 3, 1809-Sept. 9, 1857]
Rushing, Joel T, July 1810-June 1892, "Father" [dates in MWTGS: July 10, 1810-June 29, 1892] [replacement]

Rushing, Lela, 1888-1938, also temporary marker "Mrs. Lela Mae Rushing"
Rushing, Allen, 1883-1943

Rushing, Mary, 1839-1921 [replacement; adjacent to marker for Abel Rushing]

Rushing, Robert A., 1869-1939
Rushing, Katie B., 1878-1940

Stanfill, Aileen L. Page, Mar. 14, 1912-Aug. 4, 1994, "Beloved mother of Kathy"

Stanfill, Dossie Edward, Sept. 10, 1923-May 26, 1952, military marker as footstone "Tennessee PFC Co F 379 Inf 95 Inf Div"

Stanfill, Hallie D., Aug. 25, 1915-Aug. 26, 1997, military marker as footstone "US Army World War II"
Stanfill, Marie D., Mar. 5, 1916-____, "Married Nov. 24, 1934"

Stanfill, James F., 1875-1959, "Father" footstone
Stanfill, Fronie V., 1876-1965

Stanfill, James Ottis, June 29, 1916-Oct. 27, 1976, military marker as footstone "GM1 US Navy World War II"
Stanfill, Anna Mariona, Oct. 14, 1912-Sept. 22, 2000, "Married Dec. 16, 1944"

Stewart, Martha J. [see Joens, Martha J.]

Thomas, Marina, Feb. 9, 1812-Apr. 5, 1946, "Consort of J. P. Thomas"
Thomas, D. R., no dates, "Infant Son"

Thompson, Bertha, Jan. 16, 1910-Feb. 10, 1993

Towater, Charlotte Lynn, Jan. 7, 1941-Apr. 8, 1941 [replacement]

Usery, Frank Bailey, Mar. 15, 1906-Nov. 24, 1978

Usery, Rufe Neaful, 1868-1942
Usery, Mary Gilley, 1889-1977, also temporary marker, George A. Smith & Sons "Aged 85 Ys. 4 Mos. 17 Days"

Weaver, Larry P., 1951-2001, temporary marker, Arrington, 7 feet south of triple marker for David N, Loran R, and Jewell D. Moore

Williams, Ester, May 9, 1826-Mar. 13, 1871, "Wife of W. J. Williams" (eroded) [identifiable but not readable in 2001; dates from MWTGS]

Williams, Lee A., Apr. 17, 1866-May 9, 1950

Woolfolk, Almira J., May 17, 1819-Dec. 11, 1858, "Wife of J. R. Woolfolk" (headstone and footstone now stand side by side)

Wooten, Neely Ann, 1863-1954, "Wife of Calvin W. Wooten"