From Family Findings
Vol. XXIX, No. 1, January 1997, pp. 17
Copyright, Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society, 1997
Appears on this web site by permission


The white burial ground at Blair Chapel is much neglected, most of the several tombstones having fallen and been broken, the inscriptions from which were copied by the present writer, November 30, 1996. [The person who recorded this cemetery is not listed but it probably was Jonathan K. T. Smith who also recorded the much larger black cemetery here.]


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Sacred to the memory of Sarah S. BOND born in Hertford County, N.C. March 10, 1788, died in Madison County, Tenn. July 9, 1841 Footstone S.S.B.

W. M. M. SEETON born Jan.17, 1794 died Aug. 1, 1838. "He was a Christian and died in the hope of a glorious resurrection."

James A. son of G. & A. R. WILLIAMSON died July 10, 1846 Aged 5 mo. & 22 days

Sacred to the memory of John BLAIR born in Gilford County, N.C. October 22nd 1767 Departed this life in Madison Co. Tenn December 18th 1844 Remaining fragment of epitaph: "Hope of resurrection." Footstone: J.B.

John H. HASKINS born July 21, 1832 died June 25, 1853

Our little Tommy infant son of A.B. & R.V. LANGFORD died June 17, 1861 aged 8 days

Martha BLAIR born Gilford County, N.Carolina Feb 12th 1771 died in Madison Co., Tenn. January 10th 1853

James BLAIR born Nov. 23, 1810 died Dec. 24, 1871 Footstone: J.B.

John E. MCLEOD born in Fayette Co., Tenn. May 25, 1838 died in Madison Co., Tenn. Mar. 3, 1855 "He died a true penitent."

REB (Chipped) A.V./Rebecca V./ wife of A. B. LANGFORD died June 29, 1861 aged 18 yrs. 6 mos. 3 ds. "Farewell my friends, weep not for me we soon shall meet in eternity." Footstone: R.V.L.

Nancy W. wife of Thompson CARTER born in Virginia April 6, 1805 died Nov. 12, 1858

Thompson CARTER born Pennsylvania Co., Va. Aug. 8, 1808 died May 5, 1857 Footstone: T.C.

James V. HASKINS born Powhatan Co., VA. December 8, 1795 died Madison Co., Tenn. June 9, 1869 Aged 73 yrs. 6 mos. & 1 day. "He that doeth the will of God abideth forever." Footstone: J.V.H.

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. A. C. NEWBERN consort of Dr. D. D. NEWBERN born Aug. 16, 1825 died May 24, 1849. Aged 23 y's 9 m's 8 d's (This slab tombstone is broken in the middle and obviously off its grave.)

John HENNING born April 21, 1781 died Sept. 26, 1853. "In God We Trust."

To the memory of Mrs. Judith B. HENNING who was born in Wilkes Co., GA Nov. 11th 1791. Moved to Tennessee, 1830 and died Novr. 5th 1847 Aged 56 years 11 months & 4 days. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from hence forth; yea saith the spirit that they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them."

Sacred to the memory of Frances Ann HENNING who was born February 19th 1822 and departed this life July 26th 1839 "In certain hope of a glorious resurrection." Footstone: FAH

Francis Asberry HENNING was born Dec. 23rd 1823 in Clark County, Georgia and departed this life Nov. 23rd 1849 Aged 25 years & 11 months. "Dried be fathers tear-the sisters grief Oh! cease they sorrow all was done by love and that same hand that chastens brings relief by pointing to the meeting place above." Footstone: FAH

William J. son of E. A. & E. LACKIE born Oct. 26, 1857 died June 9, 1862 "Thou art gone little Willie sweet child of our love from earth's fairy strand to bright mansions above"


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