CEMETERIES WITH NO MARKERS

From Henderson County, Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions (R. H. Harris, Memphis, Tennessee, 1976), pp.701-706.

(Page 701)

CAMPBELL

First District
Researched by: Joe Murphy
Location: Rock Springs Road between property of Murphy and Seats.

CAMPBELL, PARALEE
(Unmarked Grave)

TWIN INDIAN SISTERS
(Unmarked Graves)

 

[HTML editor's note: I have always doubled any claims about Indian graves. My grandmother thought most fieldstone-marked graves were Indian graves. Some Indian burial were dug/plowed out from mounds in the Beech River bottom but I know of no other Indian burials.]

 

KIZER

First District
Researched by: Sammie Lewis
Location: Near Kizer Cemetery at Wildersville.

Located here are several sandrocks which are believed to be an old graveyard.

 

MEALS CEMETERY

First District
Researched by: Mrs. Beulah Milam
Location: Just off 104N, near Mt. Gilead Baptist Church on the Billy Meals Farm.

There are three or four graves once marked by sandstones on land owned by Thomas Burchet before 1900.

 

RUE HAMNER

First District
Researched by: Frances Tucker
Location: Four miles West of Rock Springs, just off the Wildersville-Trenton Rd.

Across the road from Bible Hill Baptist Church in the woods is the site of Old Rue Hamner Church and cemetery. The cemetery with many unmarked graves was abandoned when the congregation moved to Smith School House site around 1900.

 

KIRK CEMETERY

First District
Researched by: Brenda Fiddler
Location: Located on Bee Kirk Farm about mile from the Henderson-Carroll County line just off Highway 104 N.

KIRK, STEPHEN
Apr. 11, 1807 - Aug. 26, 1877
(Unmarked Grave)

KIRK, DELILIA KATES
(Wife of Stephen)
(Unmarked Grave)

 

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STARK, NELLIE
(Infant Dau. of Pal)
(Grandaughter of Stephen)
(Unmarked Grave)

BLACKWELL, SAM
(Unmarked Grave)

BLACKWELL, RILES
(Unmarked Grave)

BLACKWELL, _________
(Wife of Riles)
(Unmarked Grave)

BLACKWELL, CALVIN
(Unmarked Grave)

BLACKWELL, _________
(Infant)
(Unmarked Grave)

 

JOHNSON CEMETERY

Second District
Researched by: Danny Flanagan
Location: Glenn Blankenship's Farm, Route 1, Lexington; within 2 miles of West-Over School.

Two graves, at least 50 yrs. old, are believed to be that of a Johnson woman and baby.

 

FLOWERS FAMILY CEMETERY

Second District
Researched by: R. E. White
Location: By side of road leading fron Highway 20 to Independence on the south side of the road.

This Cemetery in 1975 could not be located. In 1965, one foot marker "C. F." was found in a plot which appeared to have 12 to 15 graves.

 

COGDELL CEMETERY

Second District
Researched by: Wilma Sutton Cogdell
Location: Behind Bobby Cogdell's house on Highway 20 W., east of Blue Goose.

There are no markers, but it is believed that L. Franklin Cogdell's first wife's sister, Mary Anderson Hart and her mother are buried here.

 

SHERROD or SHEARD CEMETERY

Second District
Researched by: Stacy Hopper
Location: In the edge of woods on the J. C. Hopper farm in the Juno Community on Poplar Springs Road.

ARMSTRONG, HENRY
Died Jan. 6, 1892
(Unmarked Grave)

PARHAM, ADDlE
Died at 6 mos.
(Unmarked Grave)

 

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PARHAM, VILO
(Unmarked Grave)

PARHAM, LONEY
(Unmarked Grave)

FRANCIS, JOHN
(Unmarked Grave)

PARHAM, DAVE
(Unmarked Grave)

SHEARD, HENRY
(Unmarked Grave)

SHEARD, ANNA
(Unmarked Grave)

"At least 7 other Unmarked Graves"

 

BEECHAM CEMETERY

Third District
Researched by: Anita Webb, Alicia Adcox, and Mr. Elbert Beecham
Location: On the East side of the "West Center Hill-Center Point Road" north of Middleton Creek.

There are several graves with no markers in this old cemetery.

 

WRIGHT CEMETERY

Third District
Researched by: Mr. Travis Wright
Location: Cemetery is on John Wylie Wright Farm in the Center Hill Community.

Elderly members of the Wright Family know that several Wrights are buried here.

 

ESSARY CEMETERY

Third District
Researched by: Cova Lewis
Location: Northwest of Cedar Lake on land now owned by TVA.

Members of the Dan Essary family are buried in unmarked graves on a ridge near cleared land called "Essary Field."

 

GARNER CEMETERY

Fifth District
Researched by: Bert Garner
Location: 1 mite South of Life-Chapel Hill Community; South of Life-Mifflin Road.

This cemetery has been plowed under on the old Webb farm once owned by Bert Garner. There are a few sandstones and at least 4 tombstones with family names of Carvers, Flakes, and Garners.

 

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RICE CEMETERY

Fifth District
Researched by: Beth Burnine
Location: mile on 22A, turn on Life Road, go 1 miles, turn left on Mullins Road, 1 mile to Railroad. Cemetery located on John Troy Young's Farm.

ROSS, _________
(Wife of Will)
(Unmarked Grave)

PRIDDY' S
(Unmarked Graves)

 

FULLER CEMETERY

Fifth District
Researched by: Anita Webb, Alicia Adcox, Johnny Moffitt, and Sammy and Frances Moffitt
Location: On land now owned by the Beech River Watershed, which was previously owned by Clem Jowers.

It is believed that several graves were once marked by wooden markers, and that Fullers, Timberlakes, and Kizers are buried here.

 

BECKY BEVILL GRAVE

Sixth District
Researched by: Robert A. Lewis
Location: About 1 mile south of Natchez Trace Park Headquarters, near the head of Brown's Creek (near Myracle Cemetery.)

BEVILL, BECKY
(Unmarked Grave)

 

 

LOVELL CEMETERY

Sixth District
Researched by: Betsy Patterson
Location: On Wildersville-Chesterfield Road, 7 miles north of Chesterfield; within Natchez Trace State Park.

Unmarked Graves

 

HENSLEY CEMETERY

Sixth District
Researched by: Anita Webb, Alicia Adcox, and Mrs. Nettie Chumney
Location: Middleburg Community near Mrs. Nettie Chumney's Home.

Several Unmarked Graves in the woods near Mrs. Chumney's home.

 

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GIBSON CEMETERY

Sixth District
Researched by: Mrs. Audrey Tolley
Location: About one mile east of Decatur County line, behind the old Jim Maxwell Home.

Members of the Gibson family were buried here in unmarked graves before 1900.

 

ALTOM CEMETERY

Sixth District
Researched by: Cova Lewis
Location: About 1 miles south of Natchez Trace store near the forks of Brown's Creek Lake.

The Maness school house was built directly over several graves in the 1920's. It is believed that the graves are Altom's.

 

ROBERTSON CEMETERY

Sixth District
Researched by: Cova Lewis
Location: About 1 miles south of Natchez Trace Store near the forks of Brown's Creek Lake.

In the 1920's, Maness School was located across the road from the graveyard which consisted of 4 or 5 graves. It is believed that a Robertson family once owned this land and that Robertsons are buried here.

 

WALLACE CEMETERY

Sixth District
Researched by: Brenda Fiddler
Location:

About 1910 - 1920 six to eight graves were located near a spring on the Wallace Farm in the Safford Community where Dr. John W. Hendrix lived and practiced medicine.

 

GRICE CEMETERY

Sixth District
Researched by: Laura Waddle
Location: In the Middleburg Community, near Bud Power's home, just south of Judson Church.

 

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GRICE, WILLIAM
1839 - 1903
(Unmarked Grave)

GRICE, MARTHA LEWIS
(Wife of William)
1840 - ?

(Unmarked Grave)

GRICE, SOL
(Son of William & Martha)
(Unmarked Grave)

GRICE, ANICE
(Dau. of William & Martha)
(Unmarked Grave)

GRICE, BECK
(Dau. of William & Martha)
(Unmarked Grave)

GRICE, MOLLY
(Dau. of William & Martha)
(Unmarked Grave)

GRICE, WILLIAM WESLEY
(Grandchild of William & Martha)
Lived 8 days between 1892 - 1895
(Unmarked Grave)

GRICE, NANCY
(Sister of William)
(Unmarked Grave)

GRICE, ________
(Children of Nancy)
(Unmarked Graves)

 

MACADONIA

Fifth District
Researched by: Cratis Wadley
Location: Highway 22 A - 1 miles, turn left on Poor House Road. Go 2 miles south to Winston Little's farm, turn east mile.

Many unmarked graves and several graves with sandstone markers are located here.

 

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