TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS FROM BLACK CEMETERIES IN MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, compiled by Jonathan K. T. Smith
COPYRIGHT, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1995
Special thanks go to Jonathan K. T. Smith for his work to preserve and share this information about black cemeteries in Madison County and for giving permission to convert this work to web pages.
Located in west-central Madison County just southeast of Providence. Situated at the end of a fieldroad .3 mile from Howell Buntin Road from which it joins S. Taylor Road .9 mile to the west. There are many unmarked graves here. Reputedly, this cemetery began as a slave burial ground on one of the Dr. Thomas Ingram (1805-1875) plantation tracts in old civil district seven.
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Double tombstone: Rev. WM. SHAW, 1847-1918\MARY E.SHAW,1852-no date
JOHN H.INGRAM (Masonic emblem), Born 1893, Died 1921, Safe in the arms of Jesus (Tombstone broken into 3 pieces)
Double tombstone: Father, CASS INGRAM, 1835-1895\Mother, RETTA INGRAM, 1837-1903 (This is a large fallen tombstone.)
Note: Death certificate of Rev. William Shaw, Madison County, records that he was born in 1862 and died Oct. l, 1918; his motherís name was Hogan Shaw. He died suddenly. An A. Ingram of Denmark furnished this information.
The 1900 Census, Madison Co., Civil District 7:
Billy Shaw, born August 1844
Mary E. Shaw, born August 1863; married 15 years; l child Mary J.Shaw, born August 1883
1910 Census, Madison County, Civil District 7:
Wm. Shaw, age 50,born Tenn.; minister (denomination not furnished)
Mary E. Shaw, age 52, born Tenn.; married 25 years; l child
1920 Census, Madison Co., Civil District 2:
Ruffin Ingram, age 53, born Tenn.; farmer
Madison County Marriage Book I, page 160. William Shaw married Mary E. Ingram, March 20, 1884
1880 Census, Madison County, Civil District 7:
Listed in family of Casteel Ingram and wife Ridda were Mary Ingram, age 18; Ruffin Ingram, age 17; their children.
Death certificates indicate others buried here:
WILLIAM SHAW, 1913-April 19,1917
NEORA INGRAM, Nov. 4, 1893-May 2, 1917; d/o Eli and Mary Ingram
VIRGINIA BOND, died Jan. 9, 1919, aged 44 years
CORA INGRAM, 1872-January 26, 1919
OSCA BOND, male, Dec. 31, 1918-Mar. 13, 1919, s/o Nathan and Laurie Chapman Bond
OSCAR BONDS, April 29,1898-May 6, 1923; s/o Raf Bonds and Lucy Bonds
LIZZIE MAY WOOD, February 23, 1922-June 27,1923; d/o Lee Wood and Josie Weddle
EMLETT BOYD, May 10, 80 years old-Sept.5, 1923
IKE INGRAM, died March 9,1924, age 67 years
MAUDE SPRINGFIELD, Dec.5,1897-Dec. 16, 1923
(Mr. Travis Ingram, aged black man, told Jonathan Smith, Aug.14, 1996 that he remembered this ladyís death; that she died near his present home just west of the Huntersville-Denmark Road, near its junction with Highway 70.)
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