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 a mile and a half west of the present Jackson, Tennessee city limits. Situated on the northeast side of the driveway of the Crossett residence at 7 O'Keena Vista, less than .1 of a mile from the driveway's opening onto O'Keena Vista and about .3 of a mile from the juncture of O'Keena Vista with the Old Bells Highway Road. There are a number of unmarked graves at this location; one tombstone is missing with only its base in situ.
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ANKIE, wife of Eddie BARNETT, Born Dec.24, 1883, Died Oct.17, 1902, It was an angel that visited the earth and took the flower away.
OSIE BELLE, wife of John BUMPIS, Born Oct.28, 1887, Died Oct. 28, 1907, She died as she lived, trusting in God
W. T., son of Henry & Lizzie GLEWN, Born July 24, 1906, Died May 23, 1907, Budded on earth to bloom in heaven
INFANT DAUGHTER of Ben & Virginia PATTERSON, Born and Died Apr.3, 1909, Budded on earth to bloom in heaven
WILLIS, husband of Jennie MARTIN, Born June 1832, Died Apr. 3, 1912, Gone to rest
ADA M., dau. of Willis & Mary MARTIN, Born 1902, Died 1905, Budded on earth to bloom in heaven
WILLIE, dau. of Henry & Lizzie GLEWN, Born Aug. 7, 1902, Died May 20, 1907, Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal
HOLSEY, son of Tobe* & Annie GLENN, Born Dec. 4, 1891, Died Oct. 24, 1904, He is not dead but sleepeth /He/ Shall never wake to weep
RUFUS GLENN, died Nov. 30, 1916, aged 36 years; s/o Frank Glen
Also, BALLARD YARBROUGH, Mar. 24, 1914-Apr. 5, 1914; s/o John and Cora Glenn Yarbrough
*In the June 1900 U.S. Census, Madison Co., Tenn., Civil Dist. 10, Tobe Glenn, born March 1850 and wife, Annie, born March 1855, have five children listed, including "Holsie" born May 1889 (which is at variance with tombstone date)
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