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African American Tombstones - Recorded in 1908 & 1971

African-Americans Interred in Nashville City Cemetery that had visible tombstones in 1908 and 1971 that were not found in the 2005 cemetery survey.
 

Name Sec/Lot Interment Record Inscriptions in 1908 & 1971 Interment Notes
Baptise, Nancy 29WP/41 12-3-1908 Nancy Babtise 67 Years Nancy Baptise (1911 Supplement Index) Black  Battise lot
Bass, Fannie 28A 1-22-1869 Fanny Bass Fannie Bass Black Stillborn
Bradshaw, Elizabeth 30 7-16-1865 Laura Bradshaw Elizabeth Bradshaw Age 13 f.w.c. Age 14
Brady, Angeline* 31 6-30-1853 Angeline Angeline Brady Wife of Montreville 1827-1853 Slave of Alex. Allison
Brown, Sallie Mrs. WES Oak 4-4-1909 Mrs. Sallie Brown 65 Years Sallie Brown 1844-1909 Black  Brown lot
Bust, Peter 16NP/59 9-6-1865 Peter Bus Peter Bust Black 37
Campbell, Emmer 24WP/4 12-20-1864 Emmer Campbell Faney Campbell (on 1908 Plat Map) f.w.c Age 7
Campbell, William 24WP/4 12-28-1864 William L. Campbell Wm. W. Campbell Died 1864 f.m.c. Age 18
Collins, Lydia 30 12-27-1849 Liddia  60 Years Lydia Collins Died Dec. 28, 1849 Age 58 A Good and Pious woman Slave of J. Collins
Douglass, Porter 32 2-23-1859 Stephen Douglass Porter Douglass 1805-1859 f.m.c. A hackman
Doxey, Amanda 30/Doxey 3-6-1898 Amanda H. Doxey A.D. initials Section 30 on 1908 Plat Map Black Age 64
Doxey, Thomas 30/Doxey 12-2-1906 Thomas Doxey T.D. Initials Section 30 on 1908 Plat Map Black Age 34
Finley, George 29WP/41 10-23-1908 George Finley 55 Years George  Finley (1911 Supplement Index) Black Battise lot
Fogg, James 31 3-26-1849 James 12 Years James Fogg 1837-1849 Slave of Andrew Ewing
Hadley, Isaac 32 12-12-1858 Isaac Hadley Isaac Hadley Died Dec. 11, 1858 Age 48 f.m.c. Methodist preacher
Hawkins, Geo. K. 23/41 12-2-1863 Geo. W. Hawkins Geo. K. Hawkins 1806-1863 f.m.c. Age 59
Hill. Polly 30 11-7-1849  Polly 68 Years Polly Hill Mother of Sarah Estell  Died Nov. 6, 1849 Slave of H.R.W. Hill
Hopkins, A., daughter 28 D 12-3-1866 female child of Andrew Hopkins A. Hopkins., daughter f.c.c. No Age
Howard, Susan 28A 7-5-1868 Susan Howard Mrs. Susan Howard Died July 4, 1868 Black Age 60
James, Dice 32 7-6-1858 Dilsy (Female) Dice James Died 1858 Slave of W.A. James
Johnson, Moses R., Rev. 23/27 5-2-1877 M. R. Johnson Rev. Moses R. Johnson Born May 22, 1845 in Beaver County, PA.  Died April 30, 1877 in Nashville Black Age 35
King, Mary E. 30 10-18-1848 Mary E. King Mary E. King 1835-1848 Daughter of Anne Granger f.g.c. Age 12
Lawrence, Granson Negro lot 9-6-1867 Granson Lawrance 74 Yrs, Granson Lawrence [wife Catherine d. 1838] Black  Grave with wife
Lewis, Augustus 30 4-2-1860 Augustus Lewis Augustus Lewis Aoril 3,1826-March 31, 1860 f.m.c.
Lindsley, Hannah 31 9-17-1846 Hannah Hannah Lindsley Age 56 Died Sept. 17, 1846 Slave of Rev. P. Lindsley
Littlefield, Sampson 32 12-24-1862 Sampson Littlefield S. Littlefield 1808-1862 f.m.c. Age 53
Lockalier, Jeffrey, Maj. 28B Burial prior to 1846, first Interment Book Major Jeffrey Lockalier Died Sept. 23, 1830 f.m.c. Obituary
Mandley, Nancy 31 1-6-1853 Nancy Manly Nancy Mandley f.w.c. Age 49
Martin, Peter 28A 9-17-1867 Peter Martin Peter Martin Died 1867 f.m.c. Age 38
McDaniel, Charles 23/1 4-19-1857 Charles McDaniel Charles McDaniel Died April 18, 1857 Age 55 Slave of A. McDaniel
McDaniel, Ellen 23/1 3-7-1858 Ellen Ellen McDaniel 1818-1858 Slave of A. McDaniel
McDaniel, John 23/1 John H. McDaniel (Secton 23 1908 Map) John H. McDaniel 1853-1854 Slave of A. McDaniel
McDaniel, Margaret 23/1 12-6-1867 Margaret McDaniel Margaret McDaniel 1833-1857 Slave of A. McDaniel
McDaniel, Patience 23/1 5-22-1854 Patience Patience McDaniel 1804-1854 Slave of A. McDaniel
McGavock, Hester 30/6 11-26-1852 Hester Ann Hester McGavock Died Nov. 21, 1852 Wife of Nelson and slave of W. T. Berry
McGavock, Margaret 31 2-26-1862 Margaret 12 Years Margaret McGavock Died 1862 (1908 Plat Map) Slave of Alexander March
McGowan, Maria 28D 4-1-1858 Mariah McGowan Maria McGowan  Wife of Jordan McGowan f.w.c. Age 42
Moore, Elizabeth 32/Moore Elizabeth Moore (Section 32 1908 Map) Elizabeth Moore Kin of Rice Moore
Moore, Isaac 31 5-27-1864 Isaac Moor Isaac Moore Died May 17, 1864 Age 58 yrs. 6 mo. f.m.c. Age 60
Moore, Rice 32/Moore 10-21-1894 Rice Moore Rice Moore Black Age 67
Moore, Susan 32/Moore Susan Moore (Section 32 1908 Map) Susan Moore Kin of Rice Moore
Moore, T. P. 32/Moore T.P.M. (Section 32 1908 Map) T. P. Moore Kin of Rice Moore
Napier, William 31 5-29-1865 William Napier William Napier Age 42 Years 2 Months f.m.c. Age 42
Parrish, Fanny 31 1-6-1846 Mrs. Parrish Wife of Frank Parrish Fanny Parrish Age 39 Fond Wife of Frank Parrish Female Black
Parrish, James 31 10-4-1857 Horris Parrish 19 Years James Parrish Age 19 Son of Frank Parrish f.m.c. Age 19
Parrish, Mary 31 4-5-1869 Mary Parrish (Black) Mary Parrish Sister of Frank Parrish
Pearl, Clara 30 7-14-1861 Clancy 21 Years Clara Pearl Age 21 Slave of Dyer Pearl
Person, Alicia 30/Person 7-1-1860 Lishy Person Alicia Person Died June 30, 1860 f.w.c. Age 65
Person, William 30/Person 5-5-1899 Wm. Person W.P. initials Section 30 on 1908 Plat Map Black Age 61
Pillow, Louise 31 6-25-1865 Luseaser Pillow Louise Pillow 1846-1865 f.w.c. Age 19
Pincham, John 32 11-10-1855 John Pincham John Pincham Died Nov. 17, 1855 Age 75 f.m.c. Methodist preacher
Ransom, Agnes 30 4-6-1858 Agnes Ferguson Agnes Ransom Died April 6, 1858 Age 53  and 6 months.  Erected by her sister Sarah Player f.w.c.
Ransom, Hulday 30 5-28-1857 Huldy Ransom Hulday Ransom Died May 25, 1857 Age 90 f.w.c
Robb, Elnora D., Mrs. 30/Doxey 3-22-1896 Mrs. Elnora D. Robb E.D. initials Section 30 on 1908 Plat Map Black Age 33
Robinson, Catherine 31 1-15-1863 Cathran L. Robinson Catherine Robinson Daughter of Millie Smith Dec. 11, 1842-Jan 14. 1862 f.w.c. Age 20
Robinson, Ishmael 31 1-4-1847 Ishmeal Ishmael Robinson Died Jan. 3, 1847 Age 39 Slave of Widow Robertson
Sanders, Margaret 30 Burial prior to 1846, first Interment Book Margaret Sanders 1831-1840 1909 Index/colored
Thomas, Sally* 31 Sally Thomas (Section 31 1908 Map) Sally Thomas 1787-1850 Age 63 Interm.record not located
Trabue, Wesley Foote 30 10-15-1861 26 Years Wesley Foote Trabue Died Oct. 14, 1861 Slave of A. E. Trabue
Vance, Betty 30 12-20-1863 Betty (Female Black) "Jerry" Vance 1863 (1908 Inscription) Slave of Vance Thompson
Vanleer, Jerry Negro Lot 4-19-1862 Jerry Vanleer 75 Years Jerry Vanleer Slave of Saml. Vanleer
Waggoner, Veria 31 1-24-1858 Vina 60 Years Veria Waggoner Died 1858 Slave of Miss Elizabeth Collins
Watson, Elsey 28D 9-27-1866 Ellizabeth Watson Elsey Watson 1786-1866 f.w.c. Age 80
Wells. Walter 31 3-15-1857 Infant Male Black Walter Wells 1855-1857 Slave of Dr. Thos Wells
White, Eva 30/Doxey 12-1-1901 Miss Eva W. White E,W, initials Section 30 on 1908 Plat Map Black Age 19
White, Maria 2/Lot 27 8-21-1908 Maria White Maria White 1851-1908 Black 57
Williams, Isaac 23/Lot 3 11-27-1850 Isaac Williams Isaac Williams Died Nov. 27, 1850 Age 60 Husband of Maria Black Age 57
Wilson, Cresa 30/Lot 5 12-6-1859 Crissa Wilson Wife of James Wilson Cresa Wilson Jan. 8, 1839-Dec. 3, 1859 f.w.c.
Woods, Henry 28D 3-6-1862 Henry Henry Woods 1824-1862 Slave of James Woods

prepared by Fletch Coke 6-4-2009

Note to Readers.
This listing was prepared from many research resources. Visit the Tutorial to learn more about these resources which can be accessed on the NCCA web site. There are undoubtedly other African Americans who had tombstones in 1908.  Spellings of names and differences of ages often appear between the tombstone inscriptions and the interment records. The City Cemetery Interment Books, which begin in 1846, list race as well as list "slave" and "free of color" before the end of the Civil War. Persons with additional information are encouraged to send an email to the NCCA web site.

*Tombstone Updates 2009

Angeline Brady A replacement tombstone was dedicated to Angeline Brady at a ceremony conducted by the Nashville City Cemetery Association on May 16, 2009.
Sally Thomas A replacement tombstone was dedicated to Sally Thomas at a ceremony conducted by the Nashville City Cemetery Association on May 16, 2009.
 

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