Kelly's Ferry
Cemetery

Survey completed May 20, 2001 by Dennis C. Wilson
dcwilson@hctgs.org

Kelly's Ferry Cemetery is located in Marion County, TN, approximately 7/10 of a mile across the Hamilton County line on Highway 41. Some of the people buried in this cemetery lived in Hamilton County.
From downtown Chattanooga, take Interstate 24 west toward Nashville. Take the Highway 41, Cummings Highway exit and turn right. Travel 2.8 miles west on Cummings Highway and turn right onto a gravel road just before the Kelly's Ferry Church of God. The cemetery lies in a wooded area behind the church. The gravel road is rough but accessible. The cemetery appeared to have been recently cleaned prior to this survey. There are numerous unmarked graves and many that are marked only with rocks. Since the cemetery was not laid out in rows, the survey was done more or less in groups to help preserve family relationships. Use your browser's "find" feature to help locate surnames. The use of "DM" indicates a double marker. The individual named following the "DM" was in most cases the previous individual's spouse.
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Names of individuals in this cemetery were recorded as they appeared on the tombstones. No attempt was made to correct obvious errors or differences in spelling. Every attempt has been made to record this information correctly. However, mistakes are possible.  The information on this page may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other person or organization without the written consent of the contributor, the legal representative of the submitter, or The Hamilton County Tennessee Genealogy Society.

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Deceased Born Died Notes
Newson, Lavanda McKinley 4/24/1897 3/5/1971  
Newson, Susie McGaha 9/27/1897 3/11/1988  
Newsom, Isiah 1836 1916 DM
Newsom, Julia Ann 1855 1945  
Newsom, Mamie Elnora 12/16/1888 9/3/1969  
Newsom, Dorothy Mae     DM
Newsom, George Kelly 6/20/1911 2/17/1955  
Fryar, Ellen Edna 12/30/1875 6/11/1947 DM
Fryar, Joseph 12/22/1873 7/30/1953  
Newsom, Zora W 9/5/1874 2/15/1959  
Newsom, James 11/20/1882 10/1/1965  
Newsom, Louise Imogene 12/11/1926 10/9/1930 D/O LM & Susie Newsom
Hicks, Anderson 11/6/1894 1/1/1953 TN Pvt Co D 17 INF 11 Div WWI
Massey, Mary E 1898 1911  
McNabb, Addie S 2/26/1904 1/2/1972  
McNabb, Luther J 8/24/1898 5/5/1956  
Hartman, Johnny 4/22/1877 9/6/1880 S/O Wm & Virginia Hartman
Hartman, Josephine 5/21/1888 10/21/1888 D/O Wm & Virginia Hartman
Hartman, William B 1847 1905 DM
Hartman, Virginia M 1853 1933  
Redmon, Ronnie Eugene 7/26/1951 12/11/1954  
McNabb, Mae 1/11/1907 9/26/1938  
Cummings, Calla 8/14/1872 11/17/1872 D/O John & Rebecca Cummings
Hall, James 1/4/1825 9/7/1855 Aged 30 Yr, 8Mo, 3Days
Hall, Rebecca 10/1822 8/25/1854  
Hall, Nancy 11/5/1820 6/25/1852  
Hall, Ignatius 6/6/1794 September ? Stone Broken
Hall, Ester C 9/26/1799 1/12/1888 W/O Ignatius Hall Aged 88y,3m,16d
Nowlin, John A 2/23/1820 12/4/1856  
Nowlin, Adeline Hall 11/22/1826 11/3/1884  
Foster, James A 11/10/1878 11/5/1911 Son
Foster, Jessie C 4/1894 2/1917 Daughter
Foster, Ester Nowlin 1/21/1855 5/17/1917 Mother
Foster, J Carroll 9/26/1853 12/19/1927 Father
McNabb, Curry 1869 1953  
Massey, Mary 6/9/1898    
Sexton, John 10/3/1843 3/1/1914 Age 70y,4m,25d Pvt Co A 4 Clinchs GA Cav CSA
Sexton, Mary Ellen 2/11/1874 9/4/1898  
Sexton, Jimmie 7/25/1872 8/16/1875  
Sexton, Sammie 12/11/1877 4/22/1878  
Hartman, Mary 12/28/1838 10/27/1908  
Sexton, Billie 10/11/1868 9/9/1870 Same marker as Mary Hartman
Sexton, George 6/9/1870 11/2/1875 Same marker
Kelly, John   11/26/1845 Age 66 y, 5m, 24d
Kelly, James Mayo   2/4/1841 Age 60y
Kelly, Margaret M   10/25/1838 Age 18y, 1m, 10d Youngest D/O John & Nancy Kelly
Hartman, John 1845 1913  
Hartman, Sarah Cummings 1843 1895  
Nichols, Earl C 11/1/1912 4/14/1986  
Nichols, Mamie B 3/24/1900 1/1/1972  
Moore, Fred 1948 1948  
Moore, Minnie Bell 12/7/1906 7/17/1949  
Nichols, Ella R 5/1/1897 7/11/1972 DM
Nichols, William C 4/15/1882 1/5/1963  
Sexton, Zora Anderson 7/18/1902 5/2/1923 W/O Luther Sexton
Sexton, Rev. Ernest S 9/25/1898 4/24/1957  
Sexton, Mollie Harwood 7/26/1880 12/22/1941  
Sexton, Grady 8/20/1936 1/9/1943 S/O Mr & Mrs Gordon Sexton
Sexton, Thomas J 12/8/1875 6/10/1953  
Hicks, G Al 2/15/1870 9/23/1916  
Hartman, Rhody 4/13/1860 2/23/1905 Age 44y, 10m, 10d
Hartman, Ida 1891 1951  
Hartman, Martin 1851 1926  
Hartman, Rhody E 1860 1905  
Miller, Nellie Hartman 10/6/1883 4/7/1928  
Anderson, Beatrice Hartman 6/6/1891 7/28/1929  
Anderson, GW 8/27/1926 8/30/1926  
Anderson, John Franklin 9/8/1880 4/27/1949  
Anderson, Smith 4/12/1882 5/5/1936  
Anderson, Walter V 6/30/1918 3/21/1942  
Anderson, Jessie   5/3/1937 TN Pvt Army Service Coprs
Anderson, Mat 1859 1936 DM
Anderson, Judy 1861 1927  
Tydings, Carey C 2/3/1873 2/16/1942 DM
Tydings, Nancy E 10/13/1882 4/14/1967  
McNabb, Jerry Lee 1/7/1957 1/9/1957 S/O Edna & Glenn McNabb
Harwood, Joe Wheeler 5/12/1897 12/8/1923 Co D 62nd Pionier Inft in Worlds War
Cordell, Eva Harwood Snyder 2/26/1890 3/17/1925 W/O Abner D Cordell
Anderson, Alex 3/14/1889   DM
Anderson, Sallie B 9/25/1882 5/27/1962  
McElhaney, Loyde E 1925 1969 DM
McElhaney, R Marie 1933   Married 6/29/1957
Anderson, Silas 2/15/1879 4/9/1953 DM
Anderson, Celia Ann 2/22/1883 1/29/1955  
Wilcox, Grady A 9/4/1938 4/11/1968  
Wilcox, Birdie Mae 1913 1962  
McNabb, Charlie 10/23/1906 8/12/1933 DM
McNabb, A Joe 10/24/1908 5/12/1928  
McNabb, Mary W 10/17/1886 9/22/1960 DM
McNabb, Silas W 2/11/1874 8/23/1963 Married 5/5/1904
McElhaney, Joseph A 1/21/1958 1/29/1958  
Wilcox, Hattie L 9/21/1904 9/6/1973 DM
Wilcox, Hiram E 4/19/1908 10/23/1941  
Wilcox, William "Bill" 8/29/1865 7/18/1959  
Wilcox, Jennie B 9/13/1885 6/15/1959  
Hick, Mrs. Rachel
4/18/1957 Aged 76Y Funeral Home Marker
Anderson, Franklin Delaney   6/22/1957 Aged 24y Funeral Home Marker
Anderson, Geneva 3/9/1915 9/22/1924  
Powers, James A 11/9/1898 6/10/1926 DM
Powers, Mattie A 5/8/1906 9/1/1924  
Powers, Jessie C 11/9/1898 3/6/1927  
Powers, Celia Ann 1876 4/16/1934  
Powers, William 3/2/1868 6/1937  
Powers, Tommy 5/10/1907 3/27/1932  
Nichols, Hattie Elizabeth Prince 11/26/1882 2/24/1974 W/O James Perry Nichols. Unmarked. Info from Martha Ladd.
Nichols, James Perry "Jim" 10/29/1884 6/22/1945 H/O Hattie Elizabeth Prince Nichols. Unmarked. Info from Martha Ladd.