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.

BASCOM CHAPEL C.M.E. CEMETERY

            Located about 4 miles northwest of present Jackson, Tennessee city limits via Windy City, McClellan and John Smith Roads. Church and cemetery are situated on the west side of John Smith Road, .4 mile north of its juncture with McClellan Road. Bascom Chapel was organized July 29, 1872. There are many unmarked graves here.

 

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Master MICHAEL W. GLENN, Feb. 6, 1948-Jan. 22, 1958

HAROLD MOTEN LOT (so designated)

NEWTOY, dau. of Andrew & Genevra WADE, Born April 22, 1907, Died July 14, 1915

VONNIE RELL MOTEN, TEC3 US Army, World War II, 1915-1980

Rev. S. D., husband of Mahalie HILL, Born 1856, Died Dec. 21, 1912, The just shall be made perfect

ANIE MAY HILL, Born May 2, 1906, Died Oct. 13, 1931, Daughter of Robert and Lillie Hill, She is gone but not forgotten

LILLIE HILL, Born 1883, Died July 8, 1915, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn. (a fallen stone)

MARY M. DAVIS, 10-14-1921-11-29-1982

Mrs. IONE HILL, Died Sept. 7, 1987. Aged 88 Yrs., Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

JOHN A. GLENN, Tennessee Cpl US Army, World War I, Nov. 12, 1893-Aug. 15, 1947

HERBERT WOMACK, TN TEC5, 217 Port Co. TC World War II, December 12, 1902-June 4, 1963

SALLIE GLEEN, Born 1865, Died Dec. 28, 1918

WINSTON BROOKS, PFC US Army, world War II, 1924-1986

JOHNNY RAY GLENN, Oct. 6, 1947-Aug. 22, 1971

CLAY, husband of MARY SCRUGGS, Born 1837, Died July 27, 1910, Gone but not forgotten

JIM SMITH, Age 43, At Rest

HATTIE H. BOWERS, 1902-1982

ROBERT HILL, 1880-1962

ROBERT HILL, Ohio Cpl 811 Engr AVN BN World War II, March 5, 1927-July 13, 1961

BISHOP, son of Robert & Sallie HILL, Born June 29, 1813, Died July 30, 1916, With the angels

JOHN ALLEN GLENN, Died May 28, 1908

JOHN B. GLENN, Co A 63 US Cld Inf., Born Dec. 25, 1842, Died July 8, 1930, He died as he lived a Christian (a fallen stone)

JOSHUA HILL, 12-11-1988, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

STEPHEN OFFICE, Tennessee PVT 305 AAF TNG CP World War II, July 31, 1924-July 6, 1948

PATTIE SMITH, Died June 5, 1915, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

Mr. ALEX SCUGGR /Scruggs?/, Born 12-26-1881, Died 3-3-1918

JOHN GILL, Oct. 27, 1912-Aug. 21, 1983 (Masonic Emblem)

 

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BERTHA MORE, Born Feb. 22, 1889, Died July 25, 1915, Age 26

CLIMMIE, son of Obie & Mary DAVIS, Born Oct. 31, 1905, Died Jan. (no day) 1916, Gone but not forgotten

AUGUSTA FLAKES, Died Jan. 20, 1919, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

Mrs. ETTER CLEGGETT, Born 7-26-1906, Died 7-7-1946

LEE HENRY JOHNSON, STM1 US Navy, World War II, 1919-1974

MATTIE FOWLER, Died Feb. 28, 1928, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

TOMMIE DAVIS, May 9, 1909-Apr. 9, 1987

MAE DAVIS, May 14, 1992, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

ODIE HAYNES, Tennessee PVT 1CL 412 Service Co., May 4, 1925

MARTHA SCRUGGS, Born Nov. 18, 1885, Died Dec. 6, 1948, At Rest

SALLIE FLAKES, Born, left blank, Died Apr. 9, 1921, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

FANNIE PERRY, 1905-1946

LAUDELL FLAKE, Born Nov. 8, 1895, Died July 24, 1916, Wades Chapel Chamber 823, Jackson, Tenn.

Mrs. MARY J. TYCE, Born 1-29-1906, Died 9-6-1984, Age 77, Rawls-Baskerville Fun. Home Marker

Mrs LESSIE B. YARBROUGH, Born 8-15-1902, Died 8-25-1972, Age 90, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

KATHERINE CUMBY, Died 1925

Double tombstone: ISHOM MORE, Born Mar. 1850, Died Sept. 17, 1915, Age 65\LEAT MORE, Born Sept. 15, 1856, Died July 25, 1921, Age64

OFFIE FLAKES, Father

Mr. RUFUS WARLICK, Born Feb. 17, 1881, Died Oct. 28, 1964

Mrs. CORINE W. SPAN, Born June 18, 1923, Died Oct. 4, 1941

Mrs. ODDIE BELL CROSS LYONS, Died Jan. 4, 1990, Aged 65 Years, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

BESSIE MARTIN, Born 1903, Died May 11, 1954

NORMAN DAVIS, Sept. 14, 1915-Sept. 27, 1978

JENNIE MARTIN, 1855-1920, Age 75, At Rest

HENRY FLAKE, Born July 22, 1889, Died Mar. 20, 1916, Wades Chapel Chamber 823, Jackson, Tenn.

ZEPORE, dau. of E. &L. FLAKE, Born Oct. 10, 1919, Died Oct. 17, 1919, At Rest

RICHARD FLAKE, July 20, 1861-Nov. 14, 1933, At Rest

BETTIE LOU PERRY, 1919-1935

WILLIE C. PERRY, June 30, 1947-Nov. 28, 1965

JOHNNIE P. MARTIN, Father, Mar. 12, 1892-June 17, 1964, Rest in Peac

EDWARD BOYKIN, 1924-1940, At Rest

Mr. IRA TICE, Born June 1, 1904, Died Sept. 14, 1989, Age 75, Baskerville Fun. Home Marker

Double tombstone: RUBY LEE GLENN, May 8, 1918-June 28, 1988\WILLIE T. GLENN, May 11, 1910-June 24, 1964

 

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Double tombstone: LIZZIE GLEEN, Wife, Born April 5, 1878-no death date\HENRY, husband of Lizzie GLEEN, Born September 16, 1873, Died Sept. 5, 1918

JULIA, wife of J. GLEEN, Born 1879, Died March 1919, Her mission on earth ended. God in his mercy has taken her to Heaven.

HARRIS, son of George CURTIS, Sr., Aug. 6, 1942-Jan. 14, 1987, Thatís what friends are for

Brother WINSTON BROOKS, July 14, 1924-Feb. 25, 1986 (He also has a service marker.)

ROSIE E. SCRUGGS, 1909-1988

ARTENSIE HILL FLOYD, Nov. 25, 1899-Jan. 22, 1933

NORA J. FLOYD, May 30, 1871-April 29, 1966 (a stone off its base)

ELIZABETH PEARSON, 1866-1953

REUBEN PEARSON, Born Aug. 15, 1862, Died July 26, 1918, Wades Chapel Chamber 823, Jackson, Tenn.

HENRY, husband of Renner TIMBERLAKE, Born 1842, Died Sept. 29, 1912, Our dear one has gone before to greet us on the blissful shore.

BALARD SCRUGS, Died Feb. 1922, Aged 18 Yrs.

ROBERT PEARSON, 1881-1961

LOUELLA JONES, May 18, 1908-May 28, 1946

MAMIE, dau. of A. HUNT, Born 1890, Died Jan. 16th 1910, Gone but not forgotten

GEORGE WEATHERS, Born 1847, Died Mar. 18, 1912, Asleep in Jesus

Mrs. GLADYS GLEEN, Born 2-5-1914, Died 4-13-1993, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

JIM ISABELL, Jan. 8, 1907-Feb. 16, 1989, married Dec. 21, 1930, a double marker but his name only one inscribed on this tombstone

SAM GLEEN, Born 1875, Died Oct. 8, 1917, Wades Chapel Chamber 823, Jackson, Tenn. (a stone off its base)

FRED B. DAVIS, PFC US Army World War II, Oct. 1, 1922-Mar. 29, 1986

BETTIE HUNT, Died Apr. 5, 1920, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

GROVER, son of Richard & Nora FLOYD, Born July 22, 1901, Died Jan. 15, 1917, At Rest

FRAZEE HUNT, Born 1903, Died Mar. 17, 1925, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

Double tombstone: MINNIE CARRETHERS, Born Oct. 11, 1884, Died Jan. 25, 1913\SUSIE, dau. of Harry & Lurecy GOOCH, Born Aug. 18, 1899, Died July 26, 1911, When God calls we must go

LIZZIE SANDERS, Born Apr. 20, 1896, Died Feb. 15, 1917, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

IDA PEARSON, 1887-1933, We loved you Mother, but God loved you best

J. L., son of J. C. &C. W. WEITHERS, Born Apr. 5th 1912, Died June 18th 1917, Gone but not forgotten

RENA J. SHIVERS, 1878-1935, Thou have been faithful over a few things. I will make thee ruler over many.

 

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Mrs. RUBIE TURNER, Died Jan. 31, 1976, Age 43, Rawls-Baskerville Fun. Home Marker

Double tombstone: ELICK HICKS, Father, 1876-1940\MARY HICKS, Mother, 1874-1930, At Rest

ANNIE F. GLENN, Mar. 21, 1871-Nov. 7, 1965

ANICA, wife of Jessie DEBOZ, Born Apr. 13, 1849, no death date (a fallen stone)

SULER, dau. of Jim & Kitty PERRY, Born 1907, Died Sept. 3, 1916, At Rest

TIMOTHY D. McCLELLAN, Feb. 29, 1886-Dec. 5, 1922, Gone but not forgotten (a fallen stone)

Double tombstone: GLADYS C. NELSON, Apr. 16, 1902-no death date\JOE NELSON, June 22, 1888-Aug. 3, 1973

Rev. ALEXANDER E. GLENN, JR., Died June 6, 1993, Ford Funeral Home Marker

JAMES EDWARD ISABELL, PVT US Army, Korea, 1933-1979

HASTY GILL, Born 1854, Died Mar. 15, 1911, Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God

NOLEN, son of John H. & Narcisus DAVIS, Born Dec. 20, 1897, Died July 19, 1912, Too good for earth, gone to Heaven

LULA MAE KEY, Born Mar. 5, 1919, Died Mar. 17, 1955, At Rest

EDGAR LEE WALKER, US Navy, World War II, Dec. 3, 1925-Jul. 5, 1984

FAITHY TALLEY, Died Nov. 1, 1923, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

FAITH ANN BUFFINGTON, nee SMITH, 1905-1975, Smile

ANNEKA DEBOSE, Died Sept. 18, 1919, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

BETSEY SCURLOCK, Born 1840, Died January 10, 1914, Gone but not forgotten

JUDIE HUNT, 1893-1931, Gone but not forgotten

GEORGE ELAM, Died Jan. 30, 1918, Wade Chapel Chamber 823, Jackson, Tenn

LILLIE B. HUNT, Feb. 17, 1917-Nov. 23, 1964

1 stone: JEFFRIES HOYEL, JR., 1945-1953\FLORA B., 1947-1953\JOHN C., 1949-1953\JOSEPH E., 1951-1953

JOE NELSON, JR., Tennessee PVT US Army, World War I, June 22, 1888-Aug. 3, 1973

NATT HICKS, Born 1892, Died Jan. 7, 1921, Wade Chapel Chamber 823, Jackson, Tenn.

1 stone: Rev. GEORGE W. HILL, 1883-1952\ALICE HILL, 1888-1930\Rev. SANDY HILL, 1906-1958\WILLIE MAY HILL, 1908-1978

HENRY ETHER, dau of ? & ? DAVIS, Born May 1916, Died May 6, 1916, Gone to Heaven (a broken stone)

EARL ISAAC COKER, Tennessee PFC US Army, World War II, July 24, 1919-April 10, 1956

JIMMY PERRY, Apr. 3, 1928-Apr. 6, 1963

Double tombstone: CLEM MARTIN, Mar. 9, 1910-May 18, 1985\LESSIE MARTIN, Sept. 15, 1903-July 9, 1993

 

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Mr. HAL YARBROUGH, Died Aug.____; cannot read year but a recent interment, Age 86. Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

JAKE YARBROUGH, Tennessee PVT Co 1 368 Inf. World War I, Sept. 30, 1894-Jan. 8, 1957

WILLIAM BROOKS, Tennessee PVT 813 Pioneer Inf. World War I, October 22, 1889-September 7, 1945

EDDIE ISABELL, Tennessee PVT US Army, World War I, January 19, 1896-April 10, 1965

MATILDA ISABELL MAYS, Mar. 12, 1909-Dec. 19, 1987, Gone but not forgotten

Double tombstone: GILL CAMPBELL, Father, 1869-1958\EMMA CAMPBELL, Mother, 1868-1957

ROBERT L. BIRDEYE, Oct. 17, 1906-Aug. 23, 1970

JOHN W. COLE, California TEC5 US Army, World War II, September 4, 1926-November 18, 1972

JOHN H. MOTTON, Aug. 22, 1902-Nov. 22, 1958

CLEVELAND SMITH, Tennessee PVT US Army, World War I, November 17, 1885-December 12, 1972

SAMUEL SMITH, Born 6-20-1900, Died 7-24-1989, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

WILLIAM H. ISABELL, SFC US Army, Sept. 25, 1935-Apr. 20, 1974

FRANCIS BROOKS, Dec. 7, 1928-Aug. 8, 19?? (in ground)

JACK YARBROUGH, Tennessee FC 867 Port Co. TC World War II, Sept. 28, 1920-April 15, 1971

MOSE BOYKIN, Apr. 5, 1897-May 23, 1957 (a stone off its base)

GEORGE ALLEN YARBROOUGH, Cpl Co A 9 Engr. BN MAR DIV Vietnam, January 30, 1948-September 17, 1968

Double tombstone: EDDIE COLLINS, Jan. 17, 1906-Apr. 16, 1978\MAGGIE COLLINS, Mar. 28, 1902-Feb. 21, 1979

J. H. SCRUGGS LOT (so designated)

Mr. LONSIE SANDERS, Died May 3, 1966, Age 71

JESSICA L. HARRIS, Feb. 8, 1983-Feb. 8, 1990, Our Little Darling

Mrs. NETTIE SCRUGGS, Pass May 2, 1958, Born Nov. 29, 1916, Age 42

EDDIE LEE PRICE, Oct. 23, 1938-Jan. 20, 1959

MARION Y. ROGERS, Aug. 8, 1957-Apr. 8, 1978

CHARLIE IVY SMITH, May 22, 1888-Mar. 15, 1967

LENA M. SMITH PEARSON, Daughter, Dec. 15, 1928-July 4, 1965

NATHANIEL PRICE, Arkansas PVT 4524 QM SVC Co. World War II, Mar. 1, 1920-Oct. 28, 1971

JOHN H. MOTEN, Born Aug. 22, 1902, Died Nov. 22, 1958, At Rest

HOWARD C. YARBROUGH, PFC US Army, World War II, 1922-1986

Mrs. SAMATHA WOODS, Born 10-25-1908, Died 2-15-1994, Baskerville Funeral Home Marker

FLOYD SCRUGGS, April 28, 1926-April 18, 1993

Mrs. EMMIE PERRY, Born Jan. 8, 1882, no death date

ANDREW MAYS, Nov. 9, 1880-Feb. 24, 1963

 

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Little TRACY ANN MONROE, June 23, 1950-Oct. 19, 1952 (a fallen stone)

FRANKIE WEATHERS SMITH, Mother, Dec. 25, 1903-Feb. 15, 1976, Weíll see you in the rapture, Daughters & Grandchildren

GEORGIA ANN GLENN, Born Dec. 8, 1866, Died Apr. 13, 1915, Winfred Chamber 2004, Bells, Tenn.

MARY SMITH, Born July 4, 1886, Died Feb. 12, 1915, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

WILL GUNN, Born 1889, Died May 2, 1962, At Rest

The Rising Sun, SYLVIA HUNT, whatever dates there may be are buried deep in ground

ANNA HENNINGS, Born 1880, Died Apr. 29, 1920, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

MARY LUSTER, Died Feb. 7, 1928, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

CAROLINE WITHERS, Faithful member of St. John Circle 127, Died Nov. 4, 1918 (a fallen stone)

ALEX SCRUGGS, Father, Sept. 20, 1916-June 1, 1994, To Our Loving Father

PHATTIE WISDOM, Born Feb. 16, 1876, Died July 6, 1927, Poynts Star Chamber 927, Gadsden, Tenn.

T. WILLIE JENKINS, Tennessee PVT 802 Pioneer Inf., April 1, 1926

OCIE B. COVINGTON, Feb. 29, 1908-May 1, 1983, In Godís Loving Care

Name chipped from stone, perhaps BROOKS, Born and Died 1926\HARDY, Born and Died 1928, At Rest

WADE COKER, Died Nov. 12, 1925, Wades Chapel Chamber 823, Jackson, Tenn. (a fallen stone)

WILLIE B. BLOCKETT, PVT US Army, World War II, May 25, 1907-Jul. 2, 1986

MARY LEE TRIPLET, Oct. 7, 1909-Apr. 5, 1987, Faithful to her trust, even unto death

BEN SMITH, Born 1887, Died May 4, 1917, Wades Chapel Chamber 823, Jackson, Tenn.

ADRON, wife of Jacob CUTWRIGHT, Born 1834, Died Sept. 25, 1917, There is rest in Heaven

JACOB, husband of Adron CUTWRIGHT, Born 1832, Died April 22, 1919, At. Rest

FLORA TIMBERLAKE, Born May 17, 1868, Died May 17, 1921

SHEPARD HOMER, Died Jan. 19, 1919, Red Elm Temple 786, Bells, Tenn. (a fallen stone)

HENRY, husband of Betsy A. HUNT, Born 1867, Died Jan. 9, 1916, At Rest

ANGELA L. SCRUGGS, Apr. 28, 1970-Apr. 15, 1982

SCOTT WISDOM, Born Mar. 12, 1870, Died Mar. 6, 1923, Walkers Temple 1035, Bells, Tenn.

SUSIE HUNT, Born May 22, 1880, Died Sept. 11, 1920, Magnolia Chamber 794, Jackson, Tenn.

DORA YARBROUGH, Born 1883, Died Oct. 19, 1920, Withers Chamber 2008, Jackson, Tenn.

SPENCER YARBROUGH, 3-3-1896-9-9-19(50?)

 

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LOUHOZA, dau. of M & Martha TALLEY, Born May 1916, Died July 10, 1917, Gone home to Jesus (a fallen stone)

Mr. CHESTER FLOYD, Born April 9, 1896, Died June 30, 1971, Aged 76

Mrs. LILLIAN HICKS ACHAELS, Died Nov. 23, 1988, Age 88 Years, Stephenson-Shaw Fun. Home Marker

Mrs. FLORRIE PUCKETT, Born 10-5-1901, Died 7-30-1987, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

SARAH MAYS COLE, Nov. 9, 1903-Sept. 20, 1971

JOHN YARBROUGH, US Army, World War II, 1895-1992

ALICE HOLMES, Jan. 5, 1914-Jufle 17, 1980, In Loving Memory

WATSON TRICE, SR., PVT US Army, World War II, Dec. 13, 1924-Jan. 7, 1968

Mrs. ADA SMITH, Feb. 15, 1878-Jan. 31, 1969, In Loving Memory

Mr. ALLEN GLENN, Died 7-25-1973, Aged 72, Rawis-Baskerville Fun. Home Marker

JOHN A. FOWLER, Born 10-17-1908, Died 5-2-1993, Bledsoe Funeral Home Marker

WILLIE MAE RANDALL, May 23, 1949-Feb. 28, 1983

WILLIE F. OFFICE, SR., Aug. 22, 1898-Apr. 9, 1976

FRED B. DAVIS, PFC US Army, World War II, Oct. 1, 1922-Mar. 29, 1986

HENRY YARBROUGH, 1967 (a fallen stone)

JOHN H. MERCER, Sept. 2, 1919-Oct. 15, 1936, We will meet again

One large stone, overturned, face-down near the Talley tombstones

In Loving Memory, CARDA M. FLOYD, Feb. 20, 1899-Sept. 12, 1980

Mrs. SALLIE WARLICK, Born Feb. 22, 1896, Died June 18, 1966

CLYDE YARBROUGH, 1898-1986, Mercer Funeral Home Marker

MARY BROOKS MAYS, June 30, 1883-Aug. 18, 1968

WILLIE DAN MAYS, Nov. 20, 1922-Sept. 5, 1984

MARY GLENN, 1896-1978, In Loving Memory

LOTTIE SMITH, Sept. 22, 1914-July 5, 1981, In Loving Memory

CHARLIE SMITH, Oct. 15, 1901-Feb. 22, 1980, In Loving Memory

ALLEN GLENN, Father, July 7, 1880-July 1, 1955

EVA BARNETT GLENN, Mother, June 10, 1882-Dec. 24, 1965

HATTIE M. FOWLER BATES, June 15, 1912-Feb. 17, 1983

SIMIA YARBROUGH, Mar. 20, 1902-Oct. 9, 1990

LEON YARBROUGH, June 9, 1945-Oct. 17, 1987

ANNIE OFFICE, 1898-1981

ALEXANDER GLENN, SR., 1868-1945, At Rest

IOWA B. GLENN, 1900-1952, Rest in Peace

Mr. W. T. GLENN, 6-21-1964

 

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