AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY CEMETERIES
DANCYVILLE, TENNESSEE AREA
THOMAS FAMILY CEMETERY
Location: Roughly, 100 yards behind the
Dancyville United Methodist Church, on a hill. It is some what
between the Methodist Church and the C.M.E. Church. Not easy to reach if a person has physical limitations.
We feel certain this is a Negro cemetery because one stone has the inscription, "Dancyville Chapel CME Church."
Also because of the location and "old timers", in the area, remember Negro funeral possessions going to this area.
|JOE THOMAS||1887 - 1938||Father|
|JOHN THOMAS||1868 - 1940|
|JOHN HENRY THOMAS||Sep 17, 1912 - June 14, 1954||Tennessee PFC 589 QM Laundry Co|
|ALICE THOMAS||May 3, 1860 - July 14, 1922|
|GEORGE W. NEWSOM||May 28, 1886 - June 29, 1913|
|W(?) M. THOMAS||Aug 1896 - Aug 1918||Son of MM & JW Thomas - Dancyville Chapel CME Church|
The Following are individual graves, not
adjacent to each other, roughly 50 yards from the Dancyville Methodist Church and believed
also be Negro graves for the same reasons as indicated for the Thomas graves.
|WILLIE SHAW||June 10, 1935||PVT 568 INF 92 DIV|
The Preceding 7 graves read October 2000 by Mary
Kay Dancy Smith & Jim Dancy
|GENEVA CARNEY||1916 - 1941|
This grave read June 27, 2001 by Mrs. Alvis Bond and Rev. Cleavon Meabon, Pastor of Dancyville C.M.E. Church
Location: Roughly, 100 yards behind the Dancyville United
Methodist Church, on a hill. It is some what between the Methodist Church and the C.M.E.
Church. Not easy to reach if a person has physical limitations. We feel certain this is a
African American cemetery because of the location and "old timers", in the area,
remember Negro funeral possessions going to this area. Also, the death certificate of
Dave Archbell/Archable lists his race as Negro.
Note: This burial area is close to the Thomas Family Graves but further North and more on top of the hill. It is also very close to the high chain link fence that encloses the "Trials" property.
Cemetery Read by Mary Kay Dancy Smith & Kenny Smith - March 27, 2001
|NAMES||DATES||INSCRIPTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS|
|DAVE ARCHBELL||May 27, 1851 - March 17, 1925||*** See Note 1 - Below|
|LOUISE MABEN||10/16/1869 - 6/27/1893||Wife of Walter Maben (inscription)|
|* NO NAME *||3/26/1866 - 4/29/1893||No name on this broken stone, only dates|
|EDMON MABEN||6/4/1827 - 10/6/1899|
|NANNIE J. MABEN||6/17/1875 - 6/18/1905|
|EDMOND N. MABEN||8/10/1878 - 2/22/1908||Note different spelling of this second Edmond|
|FANNIE MABEN||11/1/1872 - 4/30/1902|
|JANE JONES||Died Easter 1919||Age 70 (inscription)|
|ALBERT CAMPBELL||12/20/1832 - 6/8/1897||Note: the '3' in 1832 is questionable|
|SALLIE SHAW||3/12/1864 - 8/22/1899|
|ORANGE¹ JONES||4/5/1919 Death Date - 77 Years||¹Name verified - was male gender|
Following listing in 1925 Haywood County Death Certificates:
Dave Archable - Obviously same person but note different surname spelling.
Male - Married - Farm Worker
b. 5/12/1851 in Tennessee - d. 3/12/25 - in district 2 - of influenza
Buried - Danceyville - Information from - Dave Archable Jr.
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Posted March 28, 2001
Updated June 27, 2001