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Cotter Cemetery

Haywood County, Tennessee


Last Name

First/Middle/Maiden

Date of Birth

Date of Death

Notes





The Base of a Missing Tombstone beside that of Ben Anderson's; From JKT Smith Book

Anderson

Ben

1855

1906

"The Memory of The Just Is Blessed"; From JKT Smith Book

Anderson

Emma Lee

abt 1886

7 Feb 1951

Age 65; Rawls FH records; From JKT Smith Book

Anderson

Myra



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Bond

Ora Lee



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Claybrook

Etta Lee



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Claybrooks

Joe

25 Apr 1889

23 Mar 1952

Rawls FH records; From JKT Smith Book

Kelly

Mary Frances Lee



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Lee

Charles



H/O Rozena Lee; From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Lee

Charlie



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Lee

Rozena



W/O Charles Lee; From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Pender

Tom Jr.



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Pender

Tom Sr.



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Ross

Jeff



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Ross

Sue



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Shipp

King



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Shipp

Mickey Lee



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Shipp

Thomas Melvin


30 Nov 1943

Rawls FH records; From JKT Smith Book

Springfield

Johnson



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Springfield

Mable



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Springfield

Rosie Lee



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Thompson

Minnie Lee



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Washburne

Milton

abt 1862

4 Apr 1918

Age 56; Taken From Old Death Certificate; From JKT Smith Book

Whitelow

Blanche Lee



From Mrs. Elene Bond; From JKT Smith Book

Whitlow

Sarah

1860

27 Aug 1915

Taken From Old Death Certificate; From JKT Smith Book

Williamster

John

abt 1854

6 Mar 1914

Age 60; Taken From Old Death Certificate; From JKT Smith Book

Wright

Luke

1895

28 Jul 1917

Taken From Old Death Certificate; From JKT Smith Book

Directions: Located almost directly across the road from the Beech Grove Church of Christ on the south side of Beech Grove Road. It is presently difficult of access being in a wooded area surrounded by a cotton field. (from JKT Smith book)

Source: “Tombstone Inscriptions From Black Cemeteries In Haywood County, Tennessee,” by Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1998 (used with permission from the author).

Note: Initially called the Cotter Cemetery for a black family of this neighborhood, the name has evolved to Carter and most people called the cemetery by this name. As the original name was Cotter, the present writer chose to list it in that manner. A Shed Cotter was one of the early preahers of Beech Grove Church of Christ. Taken from Tombstones, Funeral Home records, old Death Certificates and Mrs. Elene Bond, a long time resident of this area. (from JKT Smith book)

From WPA cemetery survey (20 Apr 1939):

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2 Oct 2007