Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries
in Henderson County, Tennessee
Compiled by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1995

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Located in extreme southwest Henderson County. South of Lexington via Highway 22-A, Highway 200, Brown School Road and Truett School House Road about 12 miles. Situated at the end of a dirt-gravel road about .6 mile from Truett School House Road (also called Old Huron Road on some maps).

Moffitt-Casey Funeral Home Marker

ELZIE C. MEADOWS 1901-1939
Casey Funeral Home Marker

R. D. CAWTHON 1899-1916
Casey Funeral Home Marker

Parham Mortuary Marker

Died Jan. 15, 19(missing)
funeral home marker

Died May 29, 1969
Aged 74 ys 11 mos 28 days

Feb. 6, 1919-July 11, 1994
Parham Mortuary Marker


Mr. Nathaniel Parham, Jr. pointed out (to the present compiler) the unmarked grave of AL PARKER who died in the 1980s in his twenties.

Those names and dates listed in the second volume of the HENDERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS (1976) that the present compiler could not find in this cemetery:

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CLAY CROOK, first person to be buried here; unmarked grave
ANN CROOK, wife of Clay; unmarked grave
JOHN CROOK, son of Clay and Ann Crook; unmarked grave
MARY CROOK, died Aug. 30, 1969, aged 92 years
JAMES T. CROOK, died Feb. 8, 1972, aged 84 years, 10 mos. 29 days
Mrs. EVIE COWTHON, died July 5, 1965, aged 86 years
CAROL PHELPS, died Dec. 26, 1941, aged 36 years
____ HUNT, a baby girl, died Dec. 7, 1970

Mr. Robert D. Taylor, Jr., Tennessee Room Librarian, Jackson-Madison County Library, Jackson, Tennessee has called the compiler's attention to a publication in this library's collection entitled, CROOKS OF OLD HENDERSON COUNTY, written by Clay Crook (1979), in which it is noted that the freedman, Clay Crook, established this cemetery where he and several of his family have buried over the generations.


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Burial Locations from Death Certificates


ODERS ELTON WILLIAMS, July 23, 1922-January 15, 1923. .Father: Albert Williams Mother: E Cawthon


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