POOR HOUSE CEMETERY
|From Henderson County, Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions, R. H. Harris, Memphis, 1976, pp. 315. No copyright. The original is now in possession of the Clerk and Master, Henderson County Courthouse.|
Researched by: Linda Hale
Location: 1/4 mile W. of Junction of Highway 22 & 22A, south one mile, turn left on Poor House Road owned by M. H. Stewart.
|Submitted by: David Donahue firstname.lastname@example.org|
Nov. 8, 1797-Mar. 21, 1872
MELTON, WILLIAM ERNEST
HOY, W. M.
BIRD, MARTHA E.
ROGERS, JOHN J.
ELKINS, NANNIE S.
MELTON, A. G.
MELTON, E. A.
MELTON, JOHN REED
MELTON, LUDA ELENDER
2003 comment by David Donahue, host of the
Henderson County Cemeteries web site:
|Note: Here is David's
explanation for his conclusion.
"As happened in adjacent Madison County, this cemetery probably was on the property several decades before the poor house was established. The fact that families burying here are using carved markers in the antebellum period, when such markers did not become common in this part of Tennessee until the 1870s, suggests that the families using this cemetery were moderately well off or better. The people listed on the markers are unlikely to have been poor house residents."