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 8.5 miles north of Interstate 40, at the Highway 45 Bypass, via the latter highway, Passmore Lane and Old Humboldt Highway. Situated on the south side of Old Humboldt Highway, about .1 mile east of the W. G. "Sonny" Dement residence (part of the old-time white DeLoach lands). There is evidence of numerous graves in this burial ground but there is only one tombstone at the site and it is off its proper grave site, fallen and at the foot of a tree.
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JESSE, son of Harsh & Lizzie TOMLIN, Born Sept.1905, Died Feb.1906, Budded on earth to bloom in heaven
A few of the other persons buried here, according to their Madison County death certificates:
Infant Daughter of Spencer YAREROUGH and Marinda DUNGAN, born and died Jan. 8, 1914, having lived about 30 minutes
Stillborn Son of S. YARBRO and Rena JOHNSON, December 29, 1915
GREEN GILL, died April 12, 1917, aged 5 days
EVERLEAN LYONS, married lady, 1902-March 23, 1921, Dau.of Andrew Hughes
JIM SHELL, died May 20, 1924, aged about 60 years; born in Mississippi
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