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 5 miles northwest from city limits of Jackson, Tennessee via the Old Bells Highway and Adair Road. Cemetery situated on southeast corner of Adair Road and Bascomb Road. Originally the burial ground of a white family of McClellans and several other white families. Black persons also buried here for many years. Those black persons with tombstones identified by Mrs. Iona Cole who was raised in that area. There are doubtless other black persons without tombstones buried here or not positively identified as black with tombstones.
Supplement, Page 13
Rev. JOHN McCLELLAN, husband of Caroline, Born 1849, Died Mar. 31, 1931
NELSON McCLELLAN, 1848-1931, At Rest
MARK, husband of CANDIS GLEEN, Born 1844, Died Jan. 30, 1908, Gone but not forgotten
NEELY, wife of Isam PATRICK, Born 1869, Died Aug. 8, 1909, Gone but not forgotten
SID McCLELLAN, Died Mar. 22, 1924, Red Elm Temple 786 Bells, Tenn. [His death certificate has McClellan born June 22, 1849 and died March 22, 1924. Son of Simon McClellan.]
MAMMY LETTICE (a small stone in extreme NE section of cemetery; no dates)
Also buried here without tombstone, according to death certificate:
GREEN JOHNSON, died July 15, 1916, aged 38 years
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