CEMETERIES of HENDERSON COUNTY


* DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS FAMILY CEMETERY *

This cemetery more properly should be named Douglass Cemetery as the two-S Douglass spelling is used on all except two markers replaced after 1976. Douglas Cemetery is located in the Union Cross community. Turn east on Palmer Road from State Highway 104. The cemetery is located at the end of Douglas Cemetery Road, less than 2 miles from 104. The first impression a visitor will have of the cemetery is of vandalism — many markers are toppled. But the cemetery has not been vandalized, merely neglected. A large percentage of the marked burials here occurred between 1895 and the 1920, then most of the families using the cemetery seem to have abandoned it. Over time the graves sunk in and no one filled them. The markers settled down into the depressions and toppled. At present the cemetery probably gets cut once a year. Grass was about 2-3 feet tall when David Donahue recorded this cemetery in November 2001.

Brenda Fiddler and Marie and Jim Pierce recorded this cemetery circa 1976. Their record appears in Henderson County, Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions ( Memphis, R. H. Harris, 1976), Vol. I, p. 27. They noted "at least 40 unmarked graves."

NAME BIRTH DEATH SPOUSE PARENTS
BIRCHETT, Thelma 1911 1912    
DOUGLAS, Harriette E.   29 Dec 1922    
DOUGLAS, James A. 1845 06 Jan 1926 Catherine Samirah Singleton
Harriett Emily Braye
Patrick Henry & Emily C. (Gooch) Douglas
DOUGLASS, Charles A.
Obituary
01 Sep 1888 30 May 1911   William H. "Dutch" & Sarah A. Douglass
DOUGLASS, Catherine Samirah 30 Nov 1843 30 Nov 1871 James A. Douglas  
DOUGLASS, Darrel       W.H. & S.A. Douglass
DOUGLASS, Emily C. (Gooch) 22 Mar 1822 08 Apr 1901 Patrick Henry Douglass  
DOUGLASS, John B. Jun 1849 08 Jul 1850    
DOUGLASS, Lydia E. 30 Apr 1874 20 Sep 1880   W.H. & Sarah A. Douglass
DOUGLASS, Mary M. 22 Jun 1871 22 May 1892   W.H. Douglass
DOUGLASS, Patrick Henry 30 Jun 1822 22 Apr 1900 Emily C. Gooch Bryant & Rhoda (Johnson) Douglas
DOUGLASS, Raymond Odell 12 Jul 1915 29 Jan 1916    
DOUGLASS, Sarah A. 07 Jul 1853 25 May 1903 Wm. H. Douglass  
DOUGLASS, W.H. 18 Dec 1847 26 Dec 1932    
HALE, John Van   Feb 1950    
HARRIS, Caroline 03 Oct 1834 05 Oct 1907    
HARRIS, G.H. 19 Nov 1840 08 Aug 1913    
HARRIS, Mellie 01 Jul 1875 04 Jul 1891    
HARRIS, Sallie 30 Jul 1861 23 Mar 1916    
McCOY?, Essie M.   1901    
McCOY, Hester 1904 1904   11 days old
McCOY, Martha L. 05 Dec 1878 17 Aug 1905 B.F. McCoy  
McCOY, Mary Frances 01 Apr 1879 15 Feb 1899    
McCOY, Milton Henry 28 Jun 1874 11 May 1876    
PIERCE, Mamey E.L. 11 Jun 1909 11 Jul 1909    
RICHARDSON, John William 1873 1935 Nancy Ellen Douglas (m 24 Nov 1899)  
RICHARDSON, Lester F. 1897 1900    
RICHARDSON, Joseph E. 1875 1901    
RICHARDSON, Vera 29 Jun 1900 08 Jun 1901    
SMITH, Mary Richardson 1877 1956    
THOMPSON, Esther Marie 09 Jul 1914 06 APr 1917   W.G. & Ollie Thompson
THOMPSON, Ollie Ester (Douglas) 06 Oct 1887 06 Apr 1918 Will Gaston Thompson William Henley & Frances Rachel (Taylor) Douglas
THOMPSON, Willie Will 14 Mar 1909 14 Mar 1909   Daughter of W.G. & Ollie Thompson
WILSON, Charlie H. 15 Dec 1859 22 Feb 1927    
WILSON, James F. 26 Feb 1895 22 Aug 1899    
WILLIAMS, Rhoda J. 12 Jan 1868 07 Sep 1952    
WILSON, Jennie 14 Jan 1872 30 Jul 1904    
WILSON, Julia 10 Aug 1876 15 Mar 1903    
WILSON, Mary 03 Jun 1868 08 Nov 1895    
WILSON, Sarah 1840 1924    
WILSON, T.H. 21 Sep 1835 25 Feb 1910    
WILSON, Walter 12 Jun 1878 17 Mar 1910    

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