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SALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

An Afro American Church and Cemetery


Recorded by John A. Scruggs  August 2000



This cemetery is located next to the Salem Missionary Baptist Church, which is located at 202 Leslie Scruggs Rd., Gibson Co., TN.

 

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This is the church that was burned in Dec. 1995, and on which President Clinton and Vice-President Gore worked in Aug. 1996.

The land for the church was sold to the trustees in April 1872, and registered in July 1872, by N. A. Coleman and Ann Eliza Coleman - his wife.

Later, according to the church history, more land was purchased for the cemetery.


Tom Caldwell - ( PFC-388 Engr-Gen Svc Regt-WWII ) 8-17-1914 - 12-15-1953

Ada L. Lacey 10-31-1877 - 11-18-1945

William Washington Lacey 7-4-1869 - 8-27-1929

Ether V. Lacey 1897 - 1949

Rev. J. B. Outlaw 9-19-1899 - 4-5-1996

Eva Mae Outlaw 1902 - 1978

Chester A. Booth - ( Pvt-US Army-WWI ) 3-3-1893 - 7-15-1977

Albert Booth 1-10-1853 - 2-3-1925

Garrett Herron 1883 - 1956 Nora Herron 1886 - 1956

Bennie Thomas 10-12-1897 - 1-3-1898

Patsy Skinner 1862 - 1948 Jesse Skinner 1863 - 1937

Bettie Randolph 1874 - 1954

Wallace Lewis 1875 - 1940

George Lewis 1873 - 1921

Clarence E. Lewis 1893 - 1926

Tommie J. Lewis 1886 - 1928

John V. Lewis 1899 - 1930

Mattie Thomas Lewis 1875 - 1939

John A. Lewis 1867 - 1941

L. B. Bursey 1850 - 1938

Isaac Sims 1854 - 1928 Jane Sims 1863 - 1930

Rittie Exum 3-25-1882 - 11-13-1924

William Davis 8-12-1893 - 1-12-1941

Annie Davis 8-12-1898 - 2-9-1925

Homer - son of Phelan and Mattie Davis 10-13-1800 - 10-11-1918

Haywood Burrow 1862 - 1924 Sallie Burrow 4-15-1861 -

Ann Ellis - mother of Rev. P. A. Ellis 1827 - 1887

Margaret Blakemore 1829 - 7-1868

Emily Blakemore 5-15-1883 - 1-16-1902

Wilson Blakemore 11-2-1871 - 9-29-1887

Susie M. Lewis 1905 - 1922

Luther Lewis 1915 - 1918

Susie Anna Lewis - Mother 1868 - 1906 Lillie D. Lewis - Sister 1891 - 1920

Annie Sims 1863 - 1896

Luther Donaldson 1879 - 1963 Rosia Donaldson 1889 -

Harry W. Johnson 11-7-1937 - 5-25-1969

Sylvester Harrell 9-18-1894 - 3-5-1971

Acie Simpson 1891 - 1971

Lillie Mae Jones 2-3-1902 - 1-3-1987

Bessie Bonds 1898 - 1957

Emma Gertrude Boyd 1895 - 1951

Howard Bardwell 11-1-1910 - 8-7-1989 Beulah Bardwell 12-7-1910 - 3-5-1993

Norman Williams - ( Pvt-US Army-WWII ) 3-11-1910 - 9-8-1981

Virginia Sims Williams 12-28-1899 - 6-19-1988

Arthur W. Sims - ( Pvt-US Army-WWI ) 11-30-1892 - 6-20-1979

Henry S. Sims 1890 - 1973 Pearl E. Sims 1892 - 1984

Enid Anitia Sims 9-7-1911 -

Rachel E. Sims 10-28-1885 - 5-19-1975

Ben F. Sims 12-11-1886 - 1-21-1969

Tee Skinner - ( US Army-WWI ) 1894 - 1981

Martha Davis 2-24-1896 - 12-8-1985

Arneta F. Davis 2-22-1918 - 8-23-1998

Alphonso Booth 1898 - 1975 Lizzie Booth 1900 -

Louvenia Nash 9-8-1903 - 10-11-1982

Sarah L. Donaldson James L. Donaldson 8-2-1923 - 12-24-1980

Thomas R. Booth 1919 - 1989

Theodore R. Booth 10-24-1917 - 10-6-1997

Henry Lee Dance 9-19-1937 - 1-11-2000

Robert Lee Crawford 2-8-1939 - 7-23-1984

Allgee (Algie) Lowery 4-24-1933 - 11-26-1976

Luther Carter, Sr. 2-9-1910 - 10-31-1982

Erica Denise Peoples 6-26-1978 - 7-29-1997

Bessie Grandberry Cleaves 11-6-1906 - 4-6-1985

Annie Mae Grandberry Brown 9-14-1902 - 8-30-1988

Margie Johnson 2-10-1914 - 8-5-1945

James Fly - no stone

Odom Fly - no stone

3 that were unreadable
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