OF PERRY COUNTY
From The Perry County Quarterly 3(2), June 1997, pp. 1-2
Copyright, The Perry County Historical Society, 1997
Special thanks to the Society and Mary Bowen for permission to reproduce these cemeteries.
Perry County has over two hundred cemeteries. Some of them are large but the majority are small family plots. As the older members of the family dies and the younger members move away, the family plot becomes overgrown and forgotten. Sometimes the land where the cemetery is located is sold and the new owners put the land to different uses. Several cemeteries have been relocated. Cemetery Records are one way of keeping the memory of our ancestors alive.
Cotham, Dickson (Blackburn), Gray, Hickerson/Ary, Unmarked, Warren-King,
Webb, Webb/Dodson, Whitaker
WHITAKER CEMETERY. Located on Possum Creek, near Flatwoods. Travel Hwy 13S from Flatwoods, turn 1st road to left, about 1/2 mile off Hwy 13, cemetery is on right in an overgrown field, copied 30 Jan 1982 by Jessie R Tiller.
Whitaker, Eli B. 6 May 1801-28 May 1852
Whitaker, Eliza M. wife of E.B. Whitaker 22 July 1806-2 Feb 1895
Appears to be 3 unmarked graves.
COTHAM CEMETERY. Located near Pineview at the division of Owl Hollow & Deer Creek Road, on hillside, just off Owl Hollow road, on right. Copied 14 October 1979 by Billy & Jessie R. Tiller.
Cotham, Nancy J. wife of T. J. Cotham 20 July 1844-28 Oct 1887
Also known to be buried here is T. J. Cotham, husband of Nancy J. Cothan. No grave stone found as cattle have been in this area.
Information given by Argus Homer, grandson of T.J. & Nancy Cotham.
DICKSON CEMETERY. Correction to page 76 in Cemetery Record Vol 1.
Also known as the BLACKBURN CEMETERY. Two box graves . . . one box grave thought to be that of William Young, Revolutionary War soldier who lived in that section of Perry County.
Three graves are marked in the section across the road (cemetery cut into sections by road).
Young, Susan Allice 28 Nov 1905-20 Sept 1924
Warren, Elvie Dealie dau of G. W. & L. Warren 20 Aug 1910-8 Apr 1923
Waldrip, Gladis O. dau of E. J. & C. P. Waldrip 7 Mar 1910-6 July 1911 (1910 Census of Perry County lists Elisha J. Waltrip Age 21, farmer, Cleo, age 23, wife, Gladis O. daughter.)
GRAY CEMETERY. Located on hill overlooking Hwy 13 north of Lobelville, on east side of hwy. Copied 9 March 1985 by Mary Ferguson & Jessie R. Tiller.
1. Gray, Martin Jackson 1 June 1813-14 August 1884 Age 71 yrs 2 mo 13 ds.
2. Gray, Louisa Williams, wife of Martin J. Gray 30 Oct 1815-14 Mar 1884 Age 68 yrs 4 mos 14 days.
3. Gray, Roena Louisa, dau of Joe. M. & Susan Gray 7 Dec 1872-17 Oct 1873 Age 10 mos & 10 days.
4. Gray, Frederick, son of W. F. & E. E. Gray 3 Jan 1893-14 Feb 1893
5. Gray, Mary Emily, dau of Dr M. J. & Sophronia Gray 28 July 1889-25 Aug 1889 Age 27 days. (Sophronia Gray was the daughter of Russell & Martha Ann Horner)
6. Gray, Elmer Jesse, son of W. F. & Ann Gray 25 Aug 1887-7 Oct 1887
7. Gray, Powell Franklin 9 May 1849 in Stewart Co. TN. died 7 March 1881 Age 31 yrs 10 mo 4 days.
8. Gray, Virginia Elizabeth 18 Sept 1839 in Stewart Co. Tn died 9 Aug 1851 Age 14 yrs 10 mo 21 days.
9. Gray, Keturah Ann wife of W. F. Gray 7 Aug 1856-17 Sept 1887.
10. Homer, Lee S. son of J.P. & MR. Homer 28 Dec 1880-26 Jan 1881. (Jesse P. Horner & Margaret Gray married 28 Oct 1872. Marriage Bond 1872 p21).
11. Gray, Bertie Ellen, dau of Dr M. J. & Sophronia Gray 10 June 1886-21 July 1889 Age 3 yrs 1 mo 2 days.
12. Gray, Edward Martin, son of Dr M. J. & Sophronia Gray 18 Jan 1879-10 Aug 1889 Age 10 yrs 5 mo 22 days.
13. Gray, Gertrude Polina, dau of Dr M. J. & Sophronia Gray 1 Aug 1882-31 July 1889. Age 6 yrs 11 ma 30 days.
14. Gray, Myrtle dau of W. F. & E. E. Gray 28 Jan 1891-19 Feb 1893.
15. Gray, Louisiana Wright, wife of John T. Smith 29 Dec 1844-8 July 1876. Aged 31 yrs 8 ma 17 days.
16. Robbins, Michal 22 Dec 1820-9 Mar 1885 Age 64 yrs 2 mo 17 days.
Footstone found for which there was no matching headstone: EEG
HICKERSON/ARY CEMETERY. Copied 13 Feb 1977 by Billy & Jessie B.. Tiller.
Earey, Jacob 21 June 1803-_______1854 (hand lettered on limestone slab marker. Jacob Ary on 1850 census 47 years of age, occupation-gunsmith.
Flat marker with a metal plate with lettering "John Hickerson & Wila Sam. Bab died"
1 stone covered "box" grave: work of skilled stone mason-no names found.
Hand lettered on field stone: M.C. Rawdon 3 May 1862.
UNMARKED CEMETERY. Located behind Johnson Products in Linden, on property belonging to Ben Ashley. Three known graves, marked only by a stone. This cemetery was near the site of Holly Methodist Church.
Known to be buried in the three graves:
Miriam Woods Rosenkrans (no dates) (She was the mother of Rev Charles I Rosenkrans and wife of James Rasenkrans who originated the U.B. Church of Lick Creek in July of 1902)
Addie Goss Rosenkrans died 1906 Age 21 years.
Infant, Marion, dau of Charles & Addie Rosenkrans, died January 1901.
WEBB CEMETERY. Copied 25 Feb 1977 by Jessie R. Tiller.
Two graves across the road and behind the house of Frank & Lena Virginia Horner. Main cemetery is on the edge of road on "Sycamore Circle" in city limits of Linden.
Harris, Mary Rebecca, dau of G. L & Addie Harris 8 Nov 1872-29 May 1876 Age 3 yrs 6 mo 21 days.
Webb, Webster, son of W. C. & M. M. Webb 2 Dec 1875 Age 1 yr 2 ma 29 days.
WEBB/DODSON. Located in Bethel community, past Bethel Cemetery on old Hwy 13, turn right off main road, to the old Dodson place. Copied 21 February 1982 by Billy & Jessie Ruth Tiller.
Webb, Willie H. died 20 July 1864 Age 1 yr 2 mo 25 days.
Webb, John M. died 16 July 1864 Age 2 yr 11 mo 24 days. Children of W. C. & M. A. Webb (This is a double marker)
Webb, Charlie son of J. M. & M. I. Webb 10 Dec 1876-20 Jan 1890 Age 13 yr 1 mo 10 days.
In memory of John L Webb born in NC 1 May 1811, died 12 Jan 1884 Age 72 yr 8 mo 11 days.
Guthrie, Mollie A. dau of R. A. & N. J. Guthrie 1 Oct 1875-18 Apr 1876.
Dodson, Dr. A. W. died 22 July 1868 Age 35 years (Masonic Emblem).
Dotson, Infant son of A. W. Dotson & N. J. Dotson (no dates)
Guthrie, Nannie J. wife of Robert A. Guthrie 5 Aug 1836-1 Feb 1880.
Gutlirie, J. Mac husband of Sallie 11 Sept 1870-22 Feb 1900 Age 29 yr 5 mo 11 days.
In memory of J. M. Webb, husband of M. J. Webb 24 Oct 1848-30 Dec 1884 Age 36 yr 2 mo 6 days.
WARREN-KING CEMETERY. Located off Hwy 412 a short distance from the intersection of Hwy 100 & Hwy 412. The cemetery is located across Coon Creek on a hill. There is no direct access. Copied Jan 1997 by Kenneth Barber.
1 Warren, Margaret (Westbrooks), 1st wife of A.R. Warren 28 Feb 1866-2 Aug 1919. (dau of Mary E. Tucker Halbrooks Westbrooks)
2 Warren, Alvin Ross 26 June 1862-7 Aug 1941, (son of Alvin and Mary Barber Dowdy Warren).
3 Warren, Eliza 2nd wife of A. R. 14 Feb 1873-3 May 1953 (Eliza married three times, 1st to James Akin Bromley on 13 Jan 1889, 2nd Dr James T. Cook, and 3rd Alvin Ross Warren)
4 King, Louise & Lois (twins) b&d 1924 Children of B. Clyde & Mary Lee Bromley King
5 Rodgers, Kile David 1927-1928
6 Rodgers, Manuel C. 1937-1937 (Kile & Manuel are GrGr children of G. T. & Sara Rodgers.)
7 Warren, Billy Tom Jr. Inf.son of Billy & Kitty 22 July 1945
8 Rodgers, G. T. 30 Apr 1856-24 Mar 1939
9 Rogers, Sara Jane Barber 1850-1944 (wife of G.T.)
10 King, B. Clyde 17 Dec 1884-4 Feb 1967 Mary L. (Bromley) 7 Oct 1889-16 Aug 1965
11 Barber, James Levi 6 Sept 1915-7 Aug 1931
12 QuaIls, Martha (No marker)
13 Sharp, Opal Inez 12 July 1924 dau of George Washington & Ethel Sharp.
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