Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Madison County, Tennessee, Volume Two
Compiled by Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2000


Located about 2 miles south of the present Clover Creek Baptist Church in Medon on Highway 18. Situated at the end of a field road .1 mile south of Jared Lane about .2 mile west of Highway 18. This was the former location of Clover Creek Baptist Church which was organized in 1826 and is actually located in Hardeman County about 2 mile south of the border of that county arid Madison County. The congregation moved into Medon in 1914. Area blacks buried their dead on the north side of this predominantly white cemetery.


ANDREW C., s/o A. J. & T. R. HOPKINS, Mar. 13, 1892-May 15,1905, Sleep on dear child and take thy rest in Jesusí arms forever blest.

MARY JANE REID, Jan. 3, 1885-Oct. 26, 1901, Gone Home

ETHER S. dau. of J. H. & Frances GALE, Feb. 21, 1895-Mar. 23, 1915, Our darling one hath gone before to greet us on the blissful shore.

ANNIE LEE dau. of J. H.& Frances GALE, Sept. 3, 1902-Feb. 25,1912, Budded on earth to bloom in heaven

LOUIS H. son of J. H. & Frances GALE, Apr.12, 1890-May 5, 1911, Safely anchored in the harbor of eternal rest

GEORGE B. REID, May 3, 1826-Sept. 25, 1891, Rest, father, rest in quiet sleep while friends in sorrow o'er thee weep.

LILLIE BELL REID, Mar. 14, 1880-July 9, 1901, At Rest

LOYD son of J. H. & Frances GALE, Apr. 28, 1893-Apr. 12, 1913, Too good for earth, God called him home.

WALTER H. son of J. H.& Frances GALE, Aug. 13, 1887-Jan. 21, 1910, A precious one from us is gone, a voice we loved is still, a place is vacant in our home which never can be filled. Safe in the arms of Jesus. Safe on his gentle breast thar by his love . . . sweetly; my soul may rest.


Death Certificates indicate also buried here:

JEFFERSON HARPER, Dec . 22, 1890-Jan. 9, 1919

WILL BILLS, Born Hickory Valley, Tn., Nov. 29, 1869. Died Dec. l, 1919. Son of Ward Bills.

SARY MAYS, Died July 27, 1923, aged 68 years

Stillborn son of Elmer Gale and E. Savage Gale, February 23, 1921

ANNA REID, May 14,1839-August 9, 1919

IVY GALE, April 12, 1890-March 6, 1920

BILL SPENCE, Died Sept. 13, 1920, no age given

MARIAH REAVES, Died August 24, 1923, no age given

WARD BILLS, Died June 15,1919, aged about 70 years; born in Hardeman Co., Tenn.; son of Coman Bills


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