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 north Henderson County. About 2.8 miles west of the juncture of Hugh McCullough and Rue Hamner Roads; approach about .1 mile south of Road, this portion of the road also being called Hart Cemetery Rd.

Rev. ENOCH DOUGLAS Col. /Colored/
Born Apr. 20, 1813
Died Sept. 20, 1883
Resting in hope of a glorious
resurrection. Gone Home.

Double tombstone:
HAZIE WHITE 1878-1943
_ARLEA WHITE 1880-19__
[first letter lost to punch hole in copy used for scanning]

Oct. 28, 1892-Nov. 18, 1913
In after time we’ll meet her

L. H. McVay
Died Nov. 1, 1922
Aged 74 yrs. 11 mos.
Gone to rest

D. E. , wife of Ellick WHITE
Born July 27, 1843
Died Apr. 9, 1891
She was a tender mother here and in
her life the Lord did fear

1874-1955 At Rest

Gone but not forgotten

Born Apr. 15, 1879
Died Aug. 5, 1900
He died as he lived trusting in God


NOTE: Mr. Thomas Rufus McCullough (born July 1914), life-long resident of this area told the present compiler that also buried here are Texie White and Harrison White. Also, that his aunt, Miss Martha White, is buried in an unmarked grave in the nearby White family graveyard, this having been a white family.

There are many unmarked graves in the Smith-Hart Cemetery; some graves are "marked" by sandstones.

Those names and dates listed in the first volume of the HENDERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS (1976) that the present compiler could not find in this cemetery, probably having been funeral home markers now lost or missing information panels:

page 110:
MARY MOFFITT, died, aged 67 yrs., 10 mos. , 24 das. (no date given)
B. J. MOFFITT, died Dec. 15, 1929, aged 65 yrs.
CHESTER MOFFITT, died Jan. 25, 1954, aged 56 yrs.
ROSIE McCLERKIN, died 1957
______ BUCKLEY, aged 18 yrs. (no date given)



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Burial Locations from Death Certificates


JAKE BOSWELL, died Jan. 22, 1914, aged about 90 years
ARZELL PEARSON, Sept. 3, 1914-Apri. 10, l9l5. Father: John Pearson. Mother: Dora Frame


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