GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS FROM THE DEED BOOKS 10 THROUGH 19,
1845-1857, MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
By Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1995
MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE DEED BOOK FOURTEEN ITEM
WILLIAM CROOM, Madison County, Tennessee sold to A. H. POE, 205 acres for $1250; "excepting now and forever one acre . . . to be laid off in a square, immediately around my grave yard." Nov. 5, 1850.
Early in 1995 this long-forgotten graveyard, consisting of several graves, was rediscovered during some grading work. It is located on a slight rise several hundred feet behind the Salem C. M. E. Church, Ashport Road in northern Madison County. Jack D. Wood, Librarian, Tennessee Room, Jackson-Madison County Librarian, told Jonathan Smith about this "discovery" and he made an on-site visit there and copied the one intact tombstone there:
JACKEY ANN CROOM
Daughter of WM.
CROOM was born March
15th 1845. Died Sept.