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Wesley Cemetery

Haywood County, Tennessee


Last Name

First/Middle/Maiden

Date of Birth

Date of Death

Notes





One very heavy, three section tombstone fallen face-down, too heavy to raise; From JKT Smith Book




31 Dec 1904

top missing; "Behold the bridegroom cometh, I must go and light the lamp for myself"; From JKT Smith Book

Beard

Richard Lee

1924

1987

From JKT Smith Book

Blair

Mareta Liggins

abt 1923

18 Jan 2005

age 82; w/o Robert Blair; d/o George & Dollie Ann Liggins

Blair

Willie L.

12 Jul 1942

18 Mar 1994

From JKT Smith Book

Boles

Bobbie Jean

2 Sep 1946

29 Jul 1997

From JKT Smith Book

Boyd

Anna L. (Mrs.)

1924

1987

From JKT Smith Book

Boyd

James

1919

16 Dec 1986

age 67; h/o Annie Lou Holloway Boyd; From JKT Smith Book & obit

Brodnax

Charles

1 May 1851

7 Jul 1936

Double Marker W/Martha Brodnax; "father" "Farewell"; From JKT Smith Book

Brodnax

Joe

1886

1953

From JKT Smith Book

Brodnax

Martha

24 Jun 1852

No Date

Double Marker W/Charles Brodnax; "mother" "Farewell"; From JKT Smith Book

Brodnax

Mary Woods

1888

1923

W/O Joe Brodnax; fallen stone; From JKT Smith Book

Burnette

Lawrence

1915

1983

From JKT Smith Book

Cruz

Jo Zell

abt 1955

8 Jan 2003

age 48; d/o Izell Shepard Cruz White

Currie

George

1901

1941

From JKT Smith Book

Currie

Jennie L.



1938 - only date; From JKT Smith Book

Currie

Jessie B.

19 Aug 1929

6 Dec 1988

From JKT Smith Book

Deberry

Gussie Mae

23 Jan 1930

10 Jul 1987

"In loving memory"; From JKT Smith Book

Delk

Earline H.

18 Aug 1920

10 Nov 1994

"Mom we love you"; From JKT Smith Book

Delk

George L.

22 Mar 1940

7 Oct 2003

age 63; h/o Emma J. Delk; s/o Zenar & Ida Delk

Delk

John M.

1874

1948

"At rest"; From JKT Smith Book

Delk

Leslie Sr.

abt 1919

23 Mar 2003

age 84; h/o Florence Sturdivant Delk

Delk

Melvin

abt 1955

27 Nov 2002

age 47

Delk

Thelma

13 Sep 1949

17 Jan 1995

"loving sister"; From JKT Smith Book

Delk

Willie M.

18 Sep 1911

17 Sep 1988

"Dad we love you"; From JKT Smith Book

Ducksworth

Ella S.

1915

1981

From JKT Smith Book

Dye

Ella Mae Miller

abt 1930

age 76


Edwards

R.E.

No Date

No Date

Near 50 Years; S/O R. & M. Edwards; Double Marker W/T. Tyus; "Their memories blest"; From JKT Smith Book

Fawcett

Mary Beshires

abt 1908

Jan 1997

age 89; widow of George Alton Fawcett

Fields

Ethel Brodnax

1890

1923

W/O Willie Fields; From JKT Smith Book

Foster

Jack

abt 1822

11 Sep 1887

Age 65; "Gone but not forgotten"; From JKT Smith Book

Garrett

Ruthy Liggins

abt 1969

29 Jul 2006

age 37; w/o Jason Eric Garrett

Gilliam

Lillie Jo

12 Aug 1928

11 Jul 1990

"beloved mother"; From JKT Smith Book

Gilliam

Lucile

21 Aug 1906

No Date

Double Marker W/Will Gilliam; "Gone but not forgotten"; From JKT Smith Book

Gilliam

Will

18 Oct 1896

5 Mar 1980

Double Marker W/Lucile Gilliam; "Gone but not forgotten"; From JKT Smith Book

Gilliam

Willie Cleveland

8 Aug 1925

10 Oct 1998

age 73; h/o Lillie Jo Miller Gilliam; "beloved father"; From JKT Smith Book & obit

Gilliam

Willie Mae Johnson

25 Jun 1896

7 Mar 1930

no marker; from crgreenwood@yahoo.com

Goodman

Marvin

1943

1996

G. Jones FH marker; From JKT Smith Book

Grandberry

Alberta

1915

27 Sep 1993

FH marker; From JKT Smith Book

Green

Alice

16 Jan 1868

29 Sep 1909

From JKT Smith Book

Green

Athalia

20 Oct 1921

10 Mar 1929

From JKT Smith Book

Green

Mary Hill

25 Dec 1888

9 May 1973

From JKT Smith Book

Green

R.B.

15 Dec 1875

3 Mar 1952

From JKT Smith Book

Hicks

Mary Angeline

19 Mar 1851

1852

(white) D/O John H. & Mary C. Hicks; From JKT Smith Book

Hicks

R.C.

5 May 1855

13 Apr 1856

(white) S/O John H. & Mary C. Hicks; From JKT Smith Book

Hicks

R.G.

5 May 18__


s/o John A. & Mary Hicks

Hill

Abraham

1899

1959

From JKT Smith Book

Hill

Albert

2 Jan 1862

No Date

Double Marker W/Lucy Hill; "father" "At rest"; From JKT Smith Book

Hill

Albert Slay

16 Jul 1899

28 May 1914

s/o W.W. Hill

Hill

Annie M. Burnett

1921

9 Mar 2007

age 86; w/o Fred Hill; Double Marker W/Fred H. Hill; "At rest"; From JKT Smith Book & obit

Hill

Ethel L. (Miss)

11 May 1895

30 Mar 1914

Age 19; D/O A.W. Hill; From JKT Smith Book

Hill

Flossie

1896

1995

Double Marker W/Prentis Hill; From JKT Smith Book

Hill

Fred H.

1914

1994

Double Marker W/Annie M. Hill; "At rest"; From JKT Smith Book

Hill

Lucy

7 Aug 1868

4 May 1945

Double Marker W/Albert Hill; "mother" "At rest"; From JKT Smith Book

Hill

Mary Ageline

19 May 185_

17 ___ 18__


Hill

Mary Lou

14 Jan 1903

20 Nov 1990

From JKT Smith Book; death date 21 Nov?

Hill

Prentis

1885

1961

Double Marker W/Flossie Hill; From JKT Smith Book

Hill

Rufus

15 Jul 1863

14 Dec 1937

Double Marker W/Virgen Hill; From JKT Smith Book; death date 11 Feb 1937?

Hill

Ulysses

1 May 1890

10 June 1957

From JKT Smith Book; death date 10 Jul?

Hill

Virgen (Vinegar/Virginia)

1863

26 Nov 1937

Double Marker W/Rufus Hill; From JKT Smith Book; birth date 13 Jan 1883?

Holmes

Percy L.

1907

1981

From JKT Smith Book

Howard

Will

1907

1998

F. Jones FH marker; From JKT Smith Book

Jackson

Lillie M.

1914

1991

"In loving memory"; From JKT Smith Book

Johnson

Ella Mae (Mrs.)

abt 1935

14 Aug 1991

Age 56; Stephenson-Shaw FH marker; From JKT Smith Book

Johnson

James (Mr.)

19 Jan 1925

2 Jan 1989

FH marker; From JKT Smith Book

Johnson

Leslie L. (I?)

15 Mar 1907

18 Sep 1968

Fenced in; double marker W/Odessa T. Johnson; From JKT Smith Book; birth date 5 May?

Johnson

Morris M.

1 Sep 1969

23 Jun 1986

From JKT Smith Book

Johnson

Ocie

24 Dec 1940

29 Mar 1949


Johnson

Odessa T.

16 Dec 1911

1 Jul 1983

Fenced in; double marker W/Leslie L. Johnson; From JKT Smith Book; w/o Leslie I. Johnson, death year 1968?

Johnson

Robert E.

1959

1989

From JKT Smith Book

Johnson

Will H.

1 Jun 1919

8 Jun 1987


Johnson

Willard Fred

12 Nov 1952

29 Nov 1985

"Always remember, we love you"; From JKT Smith Book

Johnson

Willard L.

4 Sep 1932

24 Jul 1983

"Love you, wife and children"; From JKT Smith Book

Johnson

Willie (Mr.)

1910

1985

From JKT Smith Book

Jones

Bob

abt 1839

17 Jun 1919

age 80

Jones

Paul

25 Sep 1888

9 Mar 1956

From JKT Smith Book

Jones

Rella Marie Nelson

abt 1916

22 Nov 2002

age 86

Jones

Robert L.

1953

1998

G. Jones FH marker; From JKT Smith Book

Koonce

Rosa

No Date

10 Dec 1924

Living Circle 3039 (1039?); From JKT Smith Book

Liggins

Dixie Jr.

No Date

20 Nov 1988

And Children, Alma, Jean, Fredrick, Lamont, Michelle, died in house fire near Stanton; From JKT Smith Book

Liggins

Dixie Sr.

11 May 1911

5 Mar 1989


Liggons

Ida Mae

1932

1998

"Gone but not forgotten"; From JKT Smith Book

Liggons

Sanford (Mr.)

1909

1998

"Gone but not forgotten"; From JKT Smith Book

Macklin

Francis

abt 1891

25 Mar 1919

age 28

Macklin

Katie Hill

abt 1907

17 Apr 2003

age 96; w/o Sam Willie Macklin

Maclin




name on base, top of tombstone missing completely; from JKT Smith book

Maclin

Ada

No Date

No Date

From JKT Smith Book

Maclin

D.A.



no dates

Maclin

Goodlar

1849

26 Apr 1917

age 68

Maclin

Sam Willie

1891

1973

From JKT Smith Book

Maclin

Will Elma

5 Mar 1930

23 Jan 1948


Malone

J.C. Jr.

20 Mar 1946

22 Nov 1963

From JKT Smith Book

Mason

Walter

11 Oct 1911

13 June 1947

"husband"; From JKT Smith Book

Maxwell

Bryant

No Date

No Date

From JKT Smith Book

Middlebrook

Ellen

abt 1832

20 Dec 1917

Age 85; "Asleep in Jesus"; From JKT Smith Book

Middlebrook

Mattie Sue

Aug 1900

Dec 1917


Middlebrook

Monroe

abt 1870

25 Dec 1915

Age 45; From JKT Smith Book

Middlebrook

Robert

1874

1942


Middlebrook

Sandy

1839/1840

6 Aug 1929

3 gr grandfather of crgreenwood@yahoo.com

Miller

Lucille

4 Nov 1928

No Date

Double Marker W/Percy L. Miller Sr.; From JKT Smith Book

Miller

Lucy Mae

12 Nov 1922

No Date

Double Marker W/Philip Miller; From JKT Smith Book

Miller

Percy L. Sr.

6 Jan 1925

28 May 1988

Double Marker W/Lucille Miller; From JKT Smith Book

Miller

Phillip

2 Aug 1922

20 Mar 1987

Double Marker W/Lucy Mae Miller; From JKT Smith Book

Nelson

Archie

1850

1923

"Come Ye Blessed"; From JKT Smith Book; death year 1926?

Nelson

George

1880

1945

"At rest"; From JKT Smith Book

Nelson

John

abt 1844

Jun 1914

age 70

Nelson

Lou Willie

13 Oct 1894

10 Oct 1991

96 yr 11 mo

Nelson

Roberta

1929

1981

From JKT Smith Book

Noel

Darlene Sangster

15 Aug 1933

12 Apr 1969


Owen

Bert

1886

1977

From JKT Smith Book

Owen

Robert

1886

1977


Owen

Tennessee S.

23 Aug 1899

20 Feb 1975

From JKT Smith Book

Peete

Alice Ware

24 Aug 1892

23 Apr 1992

From JKT Smith Book

Peete

James M.

1916

1932

From JKT Smith Book; death year 1982?

Peete

Mariah

19 Sep 1868

16 Mar 1945

From JKT Smith Book; birth year 1869?

Peete

Orange

abt 1853

5 May 1918

Age 65; From JKT Smith Book

Perry

Pearl Broadnax

23 Jun 1897

4 Jul 1988

From JKT Smith Book

Raine

Robert L.


1941


Rivers

Sam



no dates

Robertson

Alice

1888

1935

"mother" "At rest"; From JKT Smith Book

Sanders

Albert

12 Jan 1902

15 Mar 1947


Sanders

Cora W. (M?)

1878

1978

From JKT Smith Book

Sanders

Junus

1881

1963

Double Marker W/Minnie Sanders; From JKT Smith Book

Sanders

Minnie

1892

1966

Double Marker w/Junus Sanders; From JKT Smith Book

Sanders

Willie



25 Feb 1969 - Only Date On Stone; From JKT Smith Book

Sangster

Lucy

1 Jan 1899

10 Nov 1989

age 90; FH marker

Sangster

Sula Mae Williams

abt 1925

23 Dec 2005

age 80; w/o Louis Sangster

Savage

Carrie Sue Leavy

abt 1937

14 Aug 2006

age 69; w/o Thomas Savage

Sellers

Rilla

16 May 1886

15 Apr 1971


Shepard

Israel Jr.

4 Feb 1931

24 June 1963

TN SP3 US Army; From JKT Smith Book

Shepard

Naomi H.

18 Jan 1897

18 Dec 1988

"In loving memory"; From JKT Smith Book

Smith

John Thomas


17 Oct 1939


Starkes

Charlie

4 Mar 1919

Aug 1991

age 72; FH marker

Taylor

John Lewis

abt 1941

13 Jul 2005

age 64

Taylor

Lonnie A.

8 Jan 1938

7 May 1994

"husband, father"; From JKT Smith Book

Taylor

Willie

30 Aug 1920

13 Jun 1948


Taylor

Willie B.

30 Sep 1880

13 Jul 1945

From JKT Smith Book

Taylor

Willie B.

30 Sep 1920

15 Jul 1943

"In memory by mother"; From JKT Smith Book

Terry

Pete

22 Aug 1915

3 Sep 1951

IL S1 USNR WW II; From JKT Smith Book

Thomas

John

No Date

17 Oct 1939

fallen stone; From JKT Smith Book

Thrower

Ella

1881

1928

Double Marker W/Joe Thrower; From JKT Smith Book

Thrower

Joe

1811

1886


Thrower

Joe

1877

No Date

Double Marker W/Ella Thrower; From JKT Smith Book

Thurman

Beatrice Adams

2 Sep 1957

26 Dec 1997

Double Marker W/Paul Thurman; "bel. Mother" "mother of Yolanda, Candra, La Marcus, Andre, Shayla,Briana"; From JKT Smith Book

Thurman

Paul

15 Feb 1956

No Date

Double Marker W/Beatrice Adams Thurman; From JKT Smith Book

Tipton

Barbara Johnson

26 Sep 1967

13 Jun 1987


Truesdale

Reuben

27 May 1892

31 May 1971

GA PVT 51 Co 153(2?) Depot Brig WW I; From JKT Smith Book

Tursdeal

Cora M.

1899

1997

G. Jones FH marker; From JKT Smith Book

Tyus

T. (I?)

No Date

No Date

Near 45 Years; S/O T. & M. Tyus; Double Marker W/R.E. Edwards; "Their memories blest"; From JKT Smith Book

Ware

Dora

13 Oct 1883

16 May 1940


Ware

George

1857

1937

From JKT Smith Book

White

Andrew

1899

1984

FH marker

White

Bertha Mae Peete

abt 1932

20 Mar 2006

age 74; w/o T. J. White Sr.; d/o Aubrey & Alice Peete

White

Bettie Sue

Jan 1903

Jan 1936

Fenced in; "Emanul Marlin Johnson"; From JKT Smith Book

White

Chevalier (Val)

6 Sep 1964

3 Sep 1987

"Seventh son of T.J. and Bertha"; From JKT Smith Book

White

David Louis

1925

26 Oct 1981

From JKT Smith Book; birth date 7 Oct 1927?

White

Ella B.

5 Feb 1921

4 Mar 1991

"beloved wife"; From JKT Smith Book

White

Gregory

abt 1959

5 Aug 2004

age 45; s/o Mr. & Mrs. T. J. White

White

Izell C.

22 Aug 1926

28 Jan 1996

"loving mother"; From JKT Smith Book

White

James (Babbie)

7 Jul 1951

14 Nov 1992

"Jesus was there all the time"; From JKT Smith Book

White

T. J. Sr.

abt 1928

24 Aug 2004

age 76; h/o Bertha Peete

Williams

Douthell (Dauthela?)

1870

No Date

Double Marker W/Willie Williams; "Father & Mother"; From JKT Smith Book; died 1900?

Williams

Mary M.

Nov 1890

13 Feb 1961

"In memory by daughter"; From JKT Smith Book

Williams

Willie

1867

1942

Double Marker W/Douthell Williams; "Father & Mother"; From JKT Smith Book

Directions: Located on the east side of Wesley Road about a mile northwest of Stanton (from JKT Smith book). [35 28’ 18” N & 89 25’ 7” W]

Source: Obituaries and “Tombstone Inscriptions From Black Cemeteries In Haywood County, Tennessee,” by Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1998 (Used with permission).

This is a large burial ground with many unmarked graves. Also called Old Wesley Cemetery. (from JKT Smith book)

Town of Wesley, named for John Wesley, was laid off NW of its Methodist Church in 1829 on Samuel Ashe property. Samuel Ash was a son and grandson of NC Governors. The town was moved and renamed Stanton for Joseph R. Stanton with the coming of the railroad. The cemetery remains with settlers buried in the east part and their slaves in the west.

From WPA cemetery survey (20 Apr 1939):

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30 Oct 2008