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 about 2.8 miles southeast of Upton's store in Medon, Tennessee via Highway 18 and Swink-King roads. Just barely in Hardeman County, south of that county and Madison County's boundary line. Situated on the south side of an old-abandoned road, several hundred feet east of King Road on a rise overlooking Clover Creek bottom. There are two adjoining burial sections in this cemetery, separate by fencing and each with its own gate. The black cemetery is on the south side and the white cemetery is on its north.
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ISOM SAVAGE, Sept.18, 1857-June 23, 1940
ELREE SAVAGE, Sept.1, 1904-Aug. 18, 1905
JASPER SAVAGE, Tennessee Corp.804 Pioneer Inf. , Died July 12, 1935 [Veterans records show that he was born Feb. 27, 1895]
Double tombstone: SARAH J. SAVAGE, Born 1827, Died 1911\HARK SAVAGE, Born 1813, Died 1883, At rest
There are many unmarked graves here, a few marked with rusted funeral home markers.
Double tombstone: REBECCA THOMAS, 1860-1931\JOHN J. THOMAS, 1846-1929
MATILDA A., Dau.of J. C.& L. SAVAGE, Aug.30, 1852-Nov. 6,1857
DAUGHTER (no name) of MRS. W. T. VILES, Borned July 26,1942
AMANDA A., Dau.of J. C.& L. SAVAGE, Mar. 30,1847-Nov. 2,1857
EVALINE M., Dau.of L. & R. SAVAGE, Mar.31, 1851-Apr. 22,1851
There are many unmarked graves here; some graves marked with clay pipes.*
*Also buried in Parlow Cem., according to their death certificates, twins: Unnamed male child of Roscoe Newsome and Nora Fuller, Jan.11-Jan.12, 1918. Unnamed female child of same couple, Jan.11-Jan.13, 1918.
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