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.
UNION HILL CEMETERY
Located about 7 miles east of Jackson, Tennessee, just off U. S. Highway 412-E; adjacent the Brown’s United Methodist Church and the white Brown’s Cemetery. Undetermined number, but many unmarked graves here.
East Half of Cemetery
EMMA WILLIS, Born Mar. 23, 1875, Died Aug. 8, 1899, Gone but not forgotten
I. V. JONES, Mar. 26, 1924-Aug. 7, 1945
GENIE NORMAN, Tennessee, PVT Co. L, 809 Pioneer Inf., World War I, November 26, 1896-December 27, 1965
LENNIE BUTLER, Born Dec. 5, 1873, Died Mar. 14, 1923, Pettigrews Rising Star Chamber 2680 Jackson, Tenn.
EDDIE FRANK GODWIN, SR., Born Nov. 20, 1940, Died April 1, 1993, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker, Jackson, Tennessee
JAMES J. BROWN Co. E, 113 U.S. Cld. Inf., no dates
MABLE BOLTON, 1902-1942, At Rest
O. B. PUCKETT and Infant, Born Mar. 26, 1901, Died Dec. 30, 1901
ROBERT FINGER, 1885-1955, Love Never Dies
LEN, Husband of MARY TOMLINSON, Born 1882, Died Apr. 16, 1906, Earth has no Sorrows that Heaven cannot heal.
Double tombstone: MUSIE SYKES, Feb. 8, 1877-Sept. 6, 1963\Rev. TOM SYKES, Mar. 3, 1871-Sept. 24, 1956
FRANK H. RODGERS, Tennessee STM 1, U.S. Navy, World War II, Feb. 27, 1909-Aug. 17, 1971
NANCY BLACKMON, 1877-1960
DANNY LOUIS STARK, Sept. 28, 1981-Apr. 9, 1989, Rest in Peace
West side of tombstone: SERVANER, Born Mar. 6, 1880, Died Nov. 7, 1901\FOLCIE, Born May 7, 1882, Died Oct. 12, 1901, Children of Jim J. & Sallie BROWN\East side of tombstone: SALLIE, Born May 6, 1900, Died April 6, 1905\VELMER, Born June 4, 1897, Died Aug. 22, 1910
LEROY LANCASTER, Nov. 19, 1935-May 2, 1943, Age 8 Yrs.
Double tombstone: LINIOUS PUCKETT, 1868-1930\LORENA PUCKETT, 1867-1955, In Loving Memory
GEORGE R. CONLEY, 1861-1929, Gone but not forgotten (Masonic Emblem)
Double tombstone: TOM BROWN, June 15, 1855-July 6, 1934\NETTIE, his wife, March 12, 1865-April 18, 1908, Love made us one
CLARA HAMILTON, Apr. 16, 1904-Apr. 24, 1952
SALLIE CALDWELL, Dau. of Alex NORMAN, Born May 25, 1884, Died Feb. 9, 1910
JOE SMITH, Born Sept. 29, 1909, Died June 28, 1910, Sleep on Sweet Babe, take thy rest. God takes away when He thinks best. (middle initial illegible)
Mr. J. W. WILLIAMS, Died March 8, 1994, Aged 76 Years, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home Marker, Jackson
AURELIA CAWTHON, 1912-1976
LULADALE HUTCHERSON, Born Apr. 25, 1898, Died July 23, 1910, Earth has one pure spirit less, Heaven one inmate more.
WILLIE SYKES DANTZLER, Sept. 17, 1910-Mar. 6, 1962 (a fallen stone)
Prof. P. R. LITTLE, Died Nov. 27, 1907, Gone but not forgotten (a broken stone)
JIM JORDAN, Mar. 16, 1871-Feb. 23, 1943, Rest in Peace
ELLEN JORDAN, Died Nov. 13, 1918, Pettigrews Rising Star Chamber 2680, Jackson, Tenn.
MINNIE L. ROGERS, 1880-1932
CURTIS WILLIAMS, 1906
JASPER HUTCHERSON, Born May 3, 1874, Died Mar. 15, 1908
SHEDROCK HUTCHERSON, Born June 1, 1884, Died Oct. 7, 1884
West Half of Cemetery
Double tombstone: JOHN HENRY WILLIS, 1897-1978\CARRIE FENNER WILLIS, 1902-1977
SHARLET, wife of Price P. PUCKETT, Born 1865, Died Aug. 6, 1896, In Life Beloved. In Death Lamented. (a fallen stone)
One stone: JIMMIE PEARSON, At Rest (east side)\EVA MAY PEARSON, At Rest (no. side)\L. B. PEARSON, At Rest (south side)
WILLIE BROOKS SYKES, Tennessee PVT 16 Co. 158 Depot Brig. World War I, Feb. 2, 1887-Oct. 25, 1953
MARY ANN, wife of Shedrack FENNER, Born April 6, 1834, Died Apr. 26, 1904, The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Gone but not forgotten.
SHEDRICK FENNER, Born 1826, Died in 1896, Aged 70 Years, The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Gone but not forgotten.
EDWARD PEARSON, Tennessee PFC Co H, 4 Engr GS Regt World War II, January 27, 1917-November 2, 1965
EMMA SYKES, no dates
ALEX WATSON, Born 1863, Died Dec. 17, 1916, Union Temple 1003, Jackson, Tenn.
Enter Unto Eternal Life CHARLIE, Son of Liney BAINES, Died Oct. 4, 1913, Jesus Lover of my Soul Let me to thy bosom fly.
WILL, Husband of Sallie MATHIS, Born 1868, Died 1892, Earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal.
Mr. JONOR BRAY, Died December 20, 1989, Aged 70 Years, Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home Marker, Jackson
GERMAN PORTER JORDAN, Feb. 14, 1915-Oct. 25, 1951, At Rest
E. D. JONES, Born Feb. 6, 1864, Died May 11, 1904, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord
Our Mother MADIE BROWN BRAY, June 5, 1893-Dec. 7, 1955, Mother of Arch, Alberta, Mayo, Della Mae, Tom Jr., Tildy Ann, Dave, Jonah, Joe H., Eula Mae, Neal, Raymond R. and Clyde.
DICK WALDON, Died June 13, 1878, Aged 80 Years
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