MY RIVERSIDE CEMETERY TOMBSTONE
INSCRIPTIONS SCRAPBOOK

By Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1992

NOTES BY LOT

(Page 35)

ALEX. A. CAMPBELL LOT,
South of 8th Street

[Lot 410-A in Tombstone Inscriptions]

Sacred
to the memory of
ALEXANDER A. CAMPBELL
who was born
in Amherst Co.Va.
Dec. 20, 1769
After a Life
of labor & usefulness
in his Master's service,
he departed this life,
in Jackson, Tenn.,
May 27, 1846

MRS. SARAH
Wife of
the late
Dr. A. A. CAMPBELL
Born
March 1, 1792
Died
Dec. 6, 1858
Aged 66 years, 9 months,
& 10 days

 

L. M. CAMPBELL
Born
in Huntsville, Ala.
Dec. 11, 1820
Died
in Pensacola, Florida
April 22, 1859
(Masonic emblem)

This is Lysander M. Campbell, who is given as having died April 23, 1859.in Madison Co. Chancery Crt. Minute Bk. 3, page 175. Widow, Annie R.; left no children; several brother and sisters and nephews and nieces.

Sacred
to the memory of
Rev'd. Geo. Alx. CAMPBELL
youngest son of
Rev. A. A. Campbell MD
Born May 29, 1827
Died May 10, 1852

Robert H. Cartmell, in his diary 1,under date of May 13, 1852, remarked "G. A. Campbell was buried at Jackson graveyard last Friday. he was the youngest son of the late Alex. Campbell, Pastor of Presbyterian Church in Jackson. he was a young preacher. I went to school with him."

 

[Lot 411-A]

Sacred
to the
memory
of C. C. A. MURRELL
Wife of John Murrell
Born May 16, 1830
Died July 19, 1854

Supposedly this array of names: CASANDRA CAROLINE ALETURA

This young lady with the LONG name vas married to John Murrell, Nov. 5, 1850. The 1850 census of Madison Co., page 441: Sarah Campbell, 56.Va.; George A. Campbell, 24; Lethea C. Campbell, 20.

 

ROBERT BROWN LOT, NO. 222
[Lot 222, east in Tombstone Inscriptions]

RODERT BROWN
Born
Mar. 25, 1804
Died
Jan. 7, 1892

SUSAN BROWN
Born Jan. 23, 1806
Died May 29, 1896

I found also buried on the Robt.-Susan Drown lot: their sons, Elijah W. Brovn, Oct. 28, 1851-Nov.17, 1876; Elisha W. Brown, Nov. 10, 1845-April 7, 1868; William F. Brown, b. Oct. 10, 1843; dau. Sarah M. Brown (1856-1900). Buried also at Riverside, a dau Martha J. Brown, who md. Thos. H. Garrett, Oct. 29, 1856. Her dates: Feb. 12, 1831-June 9, 1858. Others of this large family are buried in Riverside Cemetery.

Robert Brown had married Susan BROWN in Madison Co., March 25, 1826.

Three small, thoroughly readable tombstones of children of Robert and Susan L. Brown are located in Old salem Cemetery near Jackson. Each is emblemed with a small singing bird in flight.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BROWN
Son of
Robert & Susan L. BROWN
Born may 14, 1848
Died July 7, 1848
Sleep on sweet babe
and take thy rest.
God called thee home,
he thought it best.

INFANT
Daughter of
Robert & Susan L. BROWN
Born dead
Oct. 13, 1841
Budded on earth
to bloom in heaven

MARY A BROWN
Daughter of
Robert & Susan L. BROWN
Born
September 6, 1836
Died
Mar. 18, 1839
It was an angel that visited
the green earth and took
a flower away.

 

STEPHENS LOT, NO. 406A

To
the memory of
SARAH ELIZA
Wife of Daniel M. STEPHENS
daughter of
Wm. B. & Eliza A. Miller
Born Dec. 2, 1837
Died May 15, 1872

 

M. BROWN LOT, NO. 266

MILTON BROWN
Born
Feb. 28, 1804
Died
May 13, 1883

SARAH E.
Beloved Wife of
Hon. MILTON BROWN
Born
Dec. 22,1819
Died
May 10, .1876
After a happy union this life of 41 years and 110 days we part on earth to meet above and part no more.

THE JACKSON SUN, May 12, 1876:
Sarah F., wife of Hon. Hilton Brown, died May 10, 59th year of age. Born Halifax Co.,Va., educated at Salem, N.C. and in Nashville, Tn.; married Jan. 21, 1835; had 7 children. A son, Col. A. J. Brown, died as a Confederate soldier and Wm. Stoddert, another son, died at age 2. "Mrs. Brown's watchword was duty."

 

GUTHRIE LOT, NO. 306

SACRED
to
the memory of
ANDREW GUTHRIE
Who Died
Feb. 25, 1856
in the
44th year of his age

 

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AMOS W. JONES LOT, NO. 278

(north side)
They that turn many to righteousness shall shine as the stars forever and ever.

REV. A. W. JONES DD
Born
Dec. 28, 1815
Franklin, N.C.
Died Sept. 13, 1892
Jackson, Tena.

A name familiar as a household word in the homes and hearts of thousands. For nearly 60 years, he was an educator of women, training them for this life and for that which is to come. To men of the present century (he) is more closely identified (and) will be more clearly remembered by the people whom he served.

(south side)
peace on earth and good will. Souls that are gentle and still hear the first song of the far-off, infinite bliss.

(east side, below a stone shelf of books)
WM St. Johns Lodge No.332
EHP Clinton Chapter No.9
Order of High Priesthood
TIM Jackson Council No.13
EMC Jackson Commandery No.13
"In Hoc Signo Vinces"

(west side)
after he had served his own generation, by the will of god, he fell on sleep.

East view of the tombstone
of Rev. A. W. Jones

 

GOODSPEED'S HISTORY OF TENNESSEE (MADISON COUNTY EDITION, 1887, page 878:

Amos W. Jones, A.M., D.D., president of the Memphis Conference Female Institute, is the ninth of a family of six sons and six daughters born to Amos and Mary (Myrick) Jones. He was born December 28, 1815, in Franklin County, N.C., this being the native county also of both the parents, where they were married, lived, farmed, and died, their deaths occurring at the birthplace (and where the father lived during his whole life) the mother when our subject was young, and the father in 1848. The father was a natural mechanic, but devoted most of his attention to agricultural pursuits. He was also local minister in the Methodist Church many years. Our subject entered Randolph-Macon College, Virginia, at the age of sixteen, graduating in 1839. He then spent four years as traveling minister, and accepted a professorship in the institute, of which he became president in 1853, which position he has since occupied. In 1841 he married Caroline Blanch, to which union one child was born, Amos B., president of Huntsville Female College. The mother of this child died December 10, 1841. In 1843 he married Mary E. Wamack [Womack], to which union seven children were born, the survivors being Dr. James T. Jones, of Jackson, and Mrs. Mary Anna Dashiell, of Terrell, Tex. The mother of these children died in 1853, and in 1857 Mr. Jones married Amanda C. Bigelow, five children being born, George C. and Ammatilla surviving, the former being professor and secretary of the institute faculty and the latter a student By this marriage was born Miss Ida V., who was for several years one of the prominent instructors of the institute, and whose death occurred while visiting at Chautauqua, N.Y., August 16, 1884. The mother of these children died June 5, 1886. He fills the appointment at the institute for the Memphis Conference, to which he was admitted in 1845. . . .

 

SKETCHES OF PROMINENT TENNESSEANS, by William S. Speer (Nashville, 1888), page 517, of Dr. Jones' third wife: "Dr. Jones third marriage occurred at Jackson, Tennessee, April 2, 1857 to Miss Amanda Childs Bigelow, .who was born in that city, daughter of Elijah Bigelow of Massachusetts, one of the earliest settlers of Jackson, a teacher and a lawyer. Her mother, also a native of Massachusetts, was originally Miss Marie O. Childs, daughter of Amarish Childs and his wife, Ruth, nee Larkin, of Lynn, Massachusetts. Mrs. Jones' mother taught school in Jackson forty years teaching thee generations. She was a highly educated lady and a devoted Presbyterian.

MEMPHIS CONFERENCE MINUTES OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH, 1892, page 586, of the Reverend Amos Wesley Jones, "died in the city of Jackson, Tenn., after an illness of several weeks, September l3th, 1892, hawing lived a life on earth of 76 years, 8 months and 16 days." This memoir mentions that he had married a fourth wife who survived him.

EDDIE C.
son of
Amos W. & Amanda C. JONES
Died October 11, 1866
Aged 2 Yrs. 5 Mos. 17 Da's
At the right lies his infant brother of 5 days They sleep in Jesus.

 

[Lot 281]

[Amos W. Jones'] son, the Rev. AMOS BLANCH JONES and family are in nearby Lot. No. 281.

MINUTES OF THE MEMPHIS CONFERENCE, Methodist, 1924, pages 109-111, bio. sketch for Amos Blanch Jones, born Dec. 4, 1841 and died July 17, 1924: an affable man and sometime president of the Memphis Conference Female college.(He and his wife are buried under large stone slabs, sans inscriptions, as appears also one of their children.)

 

(Page 37)

JAMES S. LYON LOT, NO. 440
[Lots 439-A and 440-A in Tombstone Inscriptions]

JAMES SUMTER LYON
Born Scotland
1798
Died Jackson, Tenn.
1863

This tombstone replaced an older, difficult to read one marking Lyons grave. Incorrect information slipped in. The 1850 and 1860 censuses give Lyon's birthplace as Tenn. Also, the death date is incorrect. Re executed his LWT, Nov. 1864 and it was proven in August 1865. (Madison Co. Will book A, page 10). R.H. Cartmell in his diary (volume 2, page 92), under date of Nov. 21, 1864, "Jas. S. Lyon Esq. of Jackson died this morning. He had been sick but a few days. . . . He was an old citizen, 66 years . . . a man of . . . considerable influence."

MRS .M. D. LYON
Sept.15, 1805-July 1, 1886

R. H. Cartmell's diary, volume 6, page 34, July 1, 1886, "Mrs. Lyon, widow of Jas. S. Lyon decd. died in Jackson today, an old lady."

"Madison County," by Jay G. Cisco, THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, volume 6 (January 1903), #l, .page 34:

James S. Lyon came to this county from Jackson County, March 24, 1825 and soon thereafter bought a large tract of land about three miles northwest of Jackson on which he settled. Mr. Lyon was a man of wealth. Besides the place in question he owned large bodies of land in various parts of the state. He was sheriff of Madison County in 1842-4,but before that period was a deputy sheriff and as such, had charge of the infamous John A Murrell, the land pirate, whom he carried to the penitentiary of this state in Nashville after the latter had been convicted in the circuit court of this county. . . . Besides holding the positions mentioned, Mr. Lyon was a member of the State Legislature from this county. Before coming to West Tennessee Mr. Lyon married a Miss Woodfolk of Nashville, a sister of the late General Woodfork. She survived her husband twenty-two years and died in 1886 at the ripe age of eighty-one years. . . .

 

SAMUEL W. LYON
Born Sept. 9, 1828
Died May 31, 1872

A large shaft monument:
Sacred
to the memory of
ELIZA H. LYON
Born Jan. 17, 1826
Died March 7, 1846

 

SYPERT AND MANN LOT, NO. 230

STEPHEN SYPERT
Born June 13, 1793
Died Jan. 22, 1862

R. H.Cartmell's Diary, volume 2, page 146, Jan. 22.1862, ". . . was most of the evening at Mr.Sypert's, he has been sick some 4 or 5 weeks. He died about past 1 o'clock this evening. He was an old citizen, came to Jackson I think in 1822. Leaves a widow, no children (living).

Sypert's widow, Mary, .is probably buried in this lot without a tombstone.

MINNIE C.ANDERSON
Aged 22 years (no dates)

ROBERT MANN

On one tombstone:
south:
HORACE HORATIO CURTISS
Born Mar. 16, 1827
Died May 26, 1902
east:
MARY SYPERT
wife of H. H. CURTISS
Died Nov. 6, 1888
Aged 53 Yrs, 11 Mos. & 3 Days
west:
CHARLES CURTISS
Died Mar. 20, 1885
Aged 26 Years 2 Mos.
north:
MARY CURTISS
wife of W. T. ANDERSON
Born Feb. 2?, 1868
Died Apr. ??, 1890

Horace H. Curtiss married Mary Sypert, August 31, 1853.
W. T.Anderson married Mary Curtiss, Dec. 22, 1887.

1880 Census, Madison Co., Tenn. CD 15:
H. H. Curtiss, 51, born New York;
Mary L. Curtiss, wife, 46, born Tenn.
Children: Charles S. Curtiss, 22; Ed. B. Curtiss, 20; Mellie I. Curtiss, 16; Minnie Curtiss, 12; Robert Mann, 36, s-in-law; Mary J. MANN, 25.daughter.

 

MORRILL LOT, NO. 248

J. McDONALD MORRILL
Born Apr. 21, 1827
Died Sept. 30, 1862

 

(Page 38)

PEGUES LOT, NO. 261
[Lot 262 in Tombstone Inscriptions]

In extreme NW corner of this lot are two small stones, one totally unreadable. The other reads: LILLIE, daughter of D. C. & F. A. HALL, Born Jan. 30, 1858, Died Nov. 28, 1862, Aged 4 Y, 9 M & 26 Ds

 

HAMPTON LOT, NO. 325

GALBRAITH FLOURNOY
Son of
D. M. and M. J. HAMPTON
Born August 22, 1870
Died March 13, 1886

(parents: David and Mattie Hampton)

 

ANDERSON AND DUNAWAY LOT, NO. 203

Sacred to the memory of
REV. WILLIAM N. DUNAWAY
Born
In Lancaster Co.Va., Jan. 24, 1811
Died
Aug 22, 1872
(on east side, "As a citizen he was enterprising and liberal. As a Mason and Odd Fellow eminently bright and true to every obligation. As a Christian deeply pious and exemplary. As a minister, faithfull and efficient. Loved by all, his death is mourned as an irreparable loss. Let me die the death of the righteous, let my last end be like his.)

Same monument:
SARAH, wife of Rev. William M.
DUNAWAY
Born Mar.3, 1817
Died Mar. 1, 1874

WHIG AND TRIBUNE, Jackson, Aug. 24, 1872:
Death of Rev./Col. W. M. Dunavay, mayor-elect of Jackson, Aug. 22, in home of s-in-law, James V. Anderson, Jackson. Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Tenn. (Masons).

 

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