WAYNE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
MELSON CEMETERY
# 50

Enumerated by David and Martha Montgomery

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Current September 9, 2009

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 35 10΄ 46˝N, Lon: 87 53΄ 29.4˝W

 

To reach the Melson Cemetery, travel Bear Creek Rd. (highway #203) west off Tennessee Highway #13. Bear Creek Rd. is south of Collinwood, Tennessee. Travel #203 for 5.2 miles to the Cromwell Crossroads community. Turn right at the Cromwell Crossroads Church onto Pea Ridge Road. This road will change to Rayburn Creek Rd. Travel 5.4 miles and after going down a steep hill turn left about 140 yards after crossing a bridge. This will be a dirt road. Travel .7 miles crossing a small wood bridge. Turn right at the Melson Cemetery sign. This road is also dirt and narrow. This enumerator suggests the use of a truck due to the road having ruts and very rough. There is a small stream to cross, however, this enumerator successfully made the journey in an automobile. Travel .4 miles after turning at the sign. There is one residence on this road and an attempt was made to ask about going there just as an act of simple courtesy, but no one answered. In all probability this road is on private property, so for courtesy’s sake, attempt to ask.

 

This cemetery apparently has a decoration day sometime during the year and the grass is mowed. There are approximately 20 unknown graves in this cemetery.

 

Atkinson, A.H.; b. & d. 21 Jun 1895, son of J.T. & M.L.

Atkinson, Mary T.; b. 20 May 1872, d. 12 Jul 1923, wife of J.T.

Atkinson, Tom; b. 1868, d. 1944

Brown, Annie; b. 1903, d. 1932

Brown, Ruby Myrtle; b. Jan 1932, d. Oct 1932

Franks, Mattie; b. 1893, d. 1924

Grimes, R.M.; b. 13 Jun 1880, d. 17 Jun 1902, son of J.T. & M.E.

Horton, Bonnie J.; b. 26 Jun 1929, d. 27 Jun 1929, daughter of Joe D. & Dora

Horton, Homer; b. 15 Sep 1901, d. 21 Dec 1901

Horton, infants of Mr. & Mrs. Lee W. Horton, dates on the marker were 1933, & 1932

Horton, JAS.; Sgt. Co. “F” 8th TN Cav.

Horton, Joe D.; b. 22 Feb 1874, d. 19 Apr 1958, erected by Dora Horton, second wife of Joe D.

Horton, Lizzie; b. 30 Oct 1874, d. 14 Feb 1928, 1st wife of Joe D.

Horton, Myrtle Balentine; b. 14 Jan 1910, d. 26 Oct 1925, adopted daughter of Joe D. & Lizzie

Horton, P.A.; b. 19 Mar 1878, d. 29 Jul 1907

Martin, Alfred A. Taylor; b. 05 Apr 1887, d. 17 Feb 1888, son of D.H. & M.J.

Martin, Effie V.; b. 18 Jun 1900, d. 17 Jul 1900, daughter of L.J. & T.A.

Martin, infant; b. & d. 24 Jul 1898, daughter of L.J. & T.A.

Martin, Jessie M.; b. 20 Jan 1901, d. 28 Jan 1901, son of D.H. & M.L.

Martin, John R.; b. 10 Jan 1875, d. 08 Aug 1875, son of D.H. & M.J.

Martin, Louisa J.; b. 24 Sep 1878, d. 05 Jul 1900, wife of T.A.

Martin, Mary E.; b. 08 Apr 1897, d. 24 Apr 1897, daughter of D.H. & M.L.

Martin, Maudy Belle; b. 16 Apr 18??, (may be 1867), d. 16 Aug 1886, daughter of D.H. & M.J.

Martin, Melissa J.; b. 26 Jul 1852, d. 08 Mar 1890, wife of D.H.

Martin, William Samuel; b. 05 Aug 1873, d. 29 Sep 1875, son of D.H. & M.J.

Melson, Billy K.; b. 28 Sep 1939, d. 31 Aug 1940

Melson, Callie; b. 29 Jan 1901, d. 25 Sep 1901

Melson, Christine; b. 09 Feb 1929, d. 19 Feb 1929

Melson, Emma; b. 15 Nov 1855, d. 07 Feb 1929

Melson, Emma; b. 30 Aug 1880, d. 01 Nov 1972

Melson, Flora A.; b. 20 Apr 1891, d. 08 Oct 1896, daughter of P.D. & R.E.

Melson, Frank Norman; b. 03 Mar 1935, d. 06 Jun 1936

Melson, Grady P.; b. 13 May 1917, d. 23 Feb 1918, son of P.N. & Lizzie, twin of Graford

Melson, Graford G.; b. 13 May 1917, d. 05 Dec 1917, son of P.N. & Lizzie

Melson, Hershel; b. 14 May 1914, d. 1927

Melson, J.A.J.; b. 1868, d. 1949

Melson, Jimmie; b. 09 Jan 1872, d. 22 Jul 1932

Melson, John; b. 14 Dec 1822, d. 23 Feb 1904

Melson, Josephine; b. 17 Mar 1931, d. 21 Apr 1938, daughter of Joe & Sula

Melson, Lillie B.; b. 21 Jun 1897, d. 30 Sep 1071

Melson, Linard; b. 02 Nov 1917, d. 22 Mar 1920

Melson, Lizzie; b. 18 May 1931, d. 08 Dec 1954

Melson, Margaret A.; b. 08 Nov 1848, d. 20 May 1909, wife of W.R., daughter of A.J. & R. Martin

Melson, Mary A.; b. 09 Apr 1935, d. 03 Dec 1940

Melson, Monroe; b. 15 Nov 1922, d. 03 Sep 1924

Melson, P.N.; b. 11 Aug 1882, d. 01 Oct 1918, married Lizzie Rich, 03 Dec 1909

Melson, Peter; b. 11 Mar 1848, d. 27 Nov 1920

Melson, Pony; b. 1912, d. 1997

Melson, Rachel E.; b. 1867, d. 1935

Melson, Rachel; b. 1912, d. 1974

Melson, Rebecca; d. 05 Jun 1888, wife of John, about 70 years of age

Melson, Rebekah M.; b. 01 Feb 1876, d. 08 Feb 1876, daughter of P.D. & R.E.

Melson, Seley; b. 07 Jun 1877, d. 10 Oct 1903, daughter of W.R. & M.A.

Melson, Vada E.; b. 08 Mar 1911, d. 30 Sep 1911, daughter of P.N. & Lizzie

Melson, Virgil C.; b. 16 Jul 1938, d. 29 Jul 1938

Melson, William H.; b. 13 Sep 1890, d. 22 Feb 1969

Melson, William R.; b. 12 May 1842, d. 09 Mar 1913, husband of M.A.

Miller, Lenorah; b. 25 May 1878, d. 12 Feb 1899, wife of G.G.

Sandusky, Clide; b. 30 Oct 1896, d. 15 Aug 1899

Sandusky, M.E.; b. 02 May 1888, d. 30 Jul 1888

Sandusky, Oliver; b. 08 Jul 1900, d. 25 Aug 1900

Sandusky, Rebeca; b. 17 Sep 1873, d. 13 Mar 1901

White, Lourine; b. 30 Jan 1923, d. 17 Feb 1923

White, Loyd; b. & d. 25 Apr 1931

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