Evans is a mixed-race cemetery about five miles north of Darden on the Darden-Christian Chapel Road. The cemetery is full. There are about a dozen fieldstone-marked graves.

            David Donahue recorded Evans Cemetery May 3, 1992 and checked and updated it December 2003. Jonathan K. T. Smith visited Evans Cemetery in 1995, shortly after the current fence was erected. His record of the cemetery appears in his Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Henderson County, Tennessee. Charles and Brenda Fiddler recorded this cemetery circa 1976. Their record appears in Henderson County, Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions (R. H. Harris, Memphis, Tennessee,1976), Vol. III, pp. 600-601. This earlier record is referred to as "Fiddlers" in the notes below.


Black Burials

Johnson, Sarah, d. Feb. 11, 1901, Aged 56 Ys., 7 Ms.,"Wife of Thomas Johnson"

Johnson, Thomas, no dates, military marker "Co. H. 3 U.S.C.H.A."


Note: The Johnsons were blacks, former slaves of the Evans family. They were buried outside the original fence of the cemetery to the north. When the new fence was erected in the 1990s, the black burials were included within the cemetery. Jonathan Smith noted "eight other adjoining graves marked with white crosses which may 'mark' black graves."


White Burials

Arnold, Arbelle, Feb. 26, 1865-____, "Mother"
Arnold, Monroe, Mar. 16, 1865-Apr. 2, 1926

Arnold, Infant, born & died May 7, 1911, "Infant dau. of J. W. & J. N. Arnold"

Arnold, Merlissy, Oct. 8, 1889-Oct. 1899, "Dau. of Monroe & R. B. Arnold"

Arnold, Narcissus T., d. Oct. 13, 1864, Aged 7 years, "Daughter of T. & R. Arnold"

Arnold note: There are four fieldstone-marked graves in the Arnold row.

Bullion, Jos., no dates, military marker "Co. A. 7 Tenn. Cav."

Bullion, Joe, 1822-May 8, 1889, "Husband of Sarah F. Bullion"

Evans, A. C., Sept. 7, 1849-Feb. 10, 1880, "Wife of W. W. Evans" (eroded) [listed as A. G. Evans by the Fiddlers]

Evans, Alabama, 1881-1881
Evans, Richard, 1884-1898
Evans, Nettie, 1893-1895
Evans, Hubert, 1887-1890 [replacement]

Evans, Dossie, d. Dec. 13, 1894, Aged 70 Ys. 6 Ms. & 16 Ds., "Husband of Mary L. Evans"
Evans, Mary L., July 5, 1862-____, "Wife of Dossie Evans"

Evans, Drew, no dates, military marker "Co. C. 7 Tenn. Cav."

Evans, Frances, d. May 21, 1912, Aged 53 Ys, "Wife of W. D. Evans" "The mother of six children"

Evans, Louisa, d. Sept. 3, 1888, Aged 88 Y's. 11 M's. & 22 Days, "Wife of Thomas Evans"

Evans, John A., July 27, 1855-Sept. 1864, "Son of Wiley & Sarah Evans"

Evans, Margaret Ann, Mar. 27, 1827-Oct. 31, 1886, "Wife of J. D. Evans"

Evans, Martha C., d. Sept. 20, 1863, Aged 9 y'rs 7 mo's 22 d's, "Daughter of J. D. & P. Evans"

Evans, Mary A., d. Sept. 15, 1863, Aged 6 y'rs 9 m's 25 d's, "Dau. of J. D. & P. Evans" (eroded) [relationship information as reported by Fiddlers]

Evans, Sarah, May 27, 1830-May 23, 1905, "Wife of Wiley Evans"

Evans, Sarah E., Dec. 14, 1856-Sept. 1864, "Dau. of Wiley & Sarah Evans"

Evans, Thomas, d. Oct. 7, 1865, Aged 68 Years (fallen)

Evans, W. D., Dec. 13, 1863-Apr. 29, 1950

Evans, Will L., 1883-1961

McComic, E. T., d. July 21, 1898, Aged 39 Ys., 7 Ms., & 1 Da., "Wife of J. T. McComic"

McComic, H. T., d. July 28, 1898, Aged 43 Days, "Son of J. T. & E. T. McComic"

McComic, J. T., Aug. 7, 1856-Apr. 20, 1938

Moore, Elvina, June 21, 1898-Nov. 22, 1898, "Dau. of J. T. & E. A. Moore"

Moore, Infant, Mar. 1, 1887-Mar. 6, 1887, "Infant son of J. T. & E. A. Moore"

Moore, Leo, Jan. 2, 1884-July 29, 1884, "Son of I. P. & M. L. Moore" (fallen)

Renshaw, Isabelle, Feb. 26, 1865-Sept. 1, 1929

Taylor, Kate, Dec. 24, 1861-Oct. 9, 1932, "Wife of Elex Taylor"

Whitehead, Ellis E., 1888-1896
Whitehead, Carl G., 1892-1896 [replacement]

Whitehead, Infant, b. Feb. 21, 1887, "Infant son of E. G. & Vinie Whitehead"

Whitehead, James R., May 9, 1884-Feb. 26, 1887, "Son of E. G. & Vinie Whitehead"

Whitehead, Lula, Nov. 20, 1882-Aug. 19, 1888, "Dau. of E. G. & Vinie Whitehead"

Whitehead, Maggie L., May 7, 1881-May 9, 1881, "Dau. of E. G. & Vinie Whitehead"


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