CEMETERIES
of
HENDERSON COUNTY

* Prospect Cemetery *
Black Bottom Creek
Hwy 104 Abandoned

Photos by Roger Gant see Find-A-Grave

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 35.69703, Longitude: -88.43668
See website of Tim Childress
Prospect is an abandoned cemetery in the woods east of Black Bottom Creek. To reach it drive North on 104 and turn right on Black Bottom Road. Drive across Beech Lake, and up the hill. Look for a pulloff which may be hard to spot because in 2004 tree debris was piled there. Park and follow the path, once an old road, through the woods to the cemetery. There may be several dozen unmarked and unidentified burials here. Several large trees came down in the cemetery in the May 2003 storm. One fell among the concentration of Wilson, Ballard, and Cunningham markers, though amazingly did not actually break any. The fallen tree does block access to the only marker found in 2004 which was not recorded in 1976.
David Donahue recorded Prospect Cemetery March 3, 2004. Beth White and Wilma Bolen recorded Prospect cemetery in 1976. Their record appears in Henderson County, Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions (R. H. Harris, Memphis, Tennessee, 1976), Vol. III, p. 606. They note that there was a Methodist Church by this cemetery which served as a school house. It burned in 1925.

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NAME BIRTH DEATH SPOUSE PARENTS
BALLARD, Elizabeth H.
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19 Sep 1880 26 Jan 1881   W.E. & A.E. Ballard
BALLARD, Margie
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23 Apr 1834 29 Oct 1911 Zediah B. Ballard Mother "His Wife" - Easter Star symbol
BALLARD, W.B.
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05 Nov 1860 27 Nov 1892    
BALLARD, Zediah B.
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22 Apr 1830 20 Nov 1911 Margie Drury & Marcella Ballard
CUNNINGHAM, E. A.
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24 Feb 1864 24 Mar 1885   Elijah Whitt & Hattie E. Cunningham
CUNNINGHAM, Elijah Whitt
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02 Apr 1834 14 Sep 1884 Hattie E. Ransom and Sarah E. Cunningham
CUNNINGHAM, Infant
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      R.B. and N.A. Cunningham
CUNNINGHAM, J.A.
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30 Mar 1861 08 Aug 1862   Elijah Whitt & Hattie E. Cunningham
CUNNINGHAM, J.E.
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02 Nov 1862 05 Sep 1865   Elijah Whitt & Hattie E. Cunningham
CUNNINGHAM, Sarah W. (Rice)
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13 Nov 1803 23 May 1862 Ransom Cunningham  
FESMIRE, John Wesley
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08 Mar 1843 Feb 1892 Frances Ellen Douglas Thomas Elijah & Malona Margaret(Dunn) Fesmire
"Co H 27 Regt Tenn Inf CSA"
PHILLIPS, Addie (Ringold)
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1873 1905 John Phillips  
RINGOLD, Allen Thomas
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06 Jan 1845 12 Sep 1924 Liddie Frances Pirtle
Samantha
Morgan & Eliza (Azbill) Ringold
WILSON, James
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50y 2m 27d   M.J. Wilson W.E. & A.E. Ballard
WILSON, Martha D. (Cunningham)
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05 Aug 1835 04 May 1862 Samuel N. Wilson Ransom & Sarah (Rice) Cunningham



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