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 central Henderson County about 3 miles southeast of Lexington via Highway 104 and Neisler Road. Situated on the north side of Neisler Road just west of its juncture with Shady Hill Road. This is an old black burial ground with numerous graves, only three of which are marked.

Born Apr. 15, 1836
Died Dec. 25, 1887
Though lost to sight, to memory dear

PADRA JONES Colard (colored)
Born Aug. 15, 1828
Died April 1. 1895
A loved one is gone from our circle, a voice we loved is still, a place is vacant in our home which never can be filled
(Masonic emblem)

TOM BUCKLEY Colard (colored)
Born Aug. 11, 1819
Died Aug. 14, 1891
His spirit smiles from that bright shore and softly whispers weep no more
(Masonic emblem)


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Death certificates indicate the burial of these persons buried in the old piney Cemetery:

BESSIE LOWERY, born July 19, 1900; died July 24, 1916
EMLEY McHANEY, born September 1885; died September 25, 1915
LERLA MAY TIMBERLAKE, Oct. 1, 1915-Oct. 6, 1915; child of Henry Timberlake and wife, Lizzie Phelps Timberlake
GEORGE RILEY PHELPS, September 23, 1907-Sept. 25, 1917; child of Henry Phelps and wife, Mollie Trice Phelps
ADDIE PHELPS, died June 9, 1918; child of Henry Phelps and wife, Mollie Trice Phelps
ADDIE MEADOWS, died October 24, 1918, aged 25
WILLIS BOREN, September 21, 1918-September 27, 1918; child of Jessie and Lerrie Boren
MARY JONES, died July 5, 1919, aged about 47
SUSIE JONES, died October 11, 1920, aged 18
CALLIE DICKERSON, died October 14, 1922, aged 60
DAISY DICKERSON, March 4, 1906-December 20, 1923
Z. P. DICKERSON, July 24, 1922-October 24, 1922
RUFOID JONES, May 8, 1923-June 27, 1923
WILLIAM McHANEY, Feb. 1, 1897-Sept. 1, 1914
Infant Son of STEVE BUCK, December 22-December 25, 1915


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