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Vernon Cemetery

Submitted by Bill Perry and pictures by the late Herman Belcher, unless otherwise noted.

Vernon Cemetery, Nov 2001 (USGenWeb Archives Project link, this file provides detailed directions to the cemetery)

Located in Vernon Town. Readings taken November 2, 2001 by Bill Perry. After alphabetical listing is a listing in "cemetery order" (by location).

NAME, DATES, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

1 adult grave, Unknown; Metal sign marked "PERRY"

1 adult grave, New; Not yet marked - on the east side of the cemetery road.

1 adult grave, Unknown; Unmarked

1 adult grave, Unknown; Unmarked

1 adult grave?, Unknown; Unable to read marker. Marker sets outside the cemetery fence, boundary

2 adult graves, Unknown; Unmarked

2 adult graves or 4 child graves, Unknown; Unable to read markers

3 adult graves, Unknown; Unable to read headstones

4 adult graves, Unknown; Unmarked

7 small graves in a bed, Unknown; Surrounded by a low concrete sill - children's graves?

Allen, Charlie Robert, 1905

Allen, Dorthy Jean, 1931 - 1937

Allen, T. A., Unable to read

Champion, Emma Zackie, Jul 15, 1876 - Aug 6, 1942

Champion, Peter Crawford, Feb 26, 1861 - Jan 5, 1931

Champion, Robert, Apr 4, 1906 - Aug 21, 1926

Darden, Maggie M., Oct 4, 1892 - Dec 17, 1937

Dennis, Betty Kimbrell, 1875 - 1924; Wife of T Dennis? Shares same headstone.

Dennis, Thomas, 1869 - 1905

Fortenberry, Emmitt Eugene, Mar 20, 1932 - Feb 8, 1994; US Army marker. Grave sets in northeast corner of the cemetery.

Fortenberry, Sandra Gail, Sep 14, 1946 - Aug 28, 1996; Double headstone - husband not present (alive?). Grave sets on east side of cemetery road.

Higginbotham, Harold H., Jan 31, 1924 - Mar 10, 1924; "Son of M.W. Higginbotham". Grandson of WB and JJ Perry by dau. Lennie Perry

Higginbotham, Infant, "Son of M.W. Higginbotham", Grandson of WB and JJ Perry by dau. Lennie Perry.

Holder, Luther C. "Bud", age 76, died Sept. 29, 2007; Burial on Oct. 2, 2007 (Ref: Centreville Press, Oct. 10, 2007, p. 2B; Centreville Press, Nov. 14, 2007, p. 2B [age listed as 77 in this edition])

Hughes, Arominta, Apr 24, 1867 - Apr 8, 1941; Dau. of WB and SF Perry. JD Allen was her first husband. Huey Hughes was her second husband.

Jones, James Erwin; July 1926 - ?

Jones, Joseph; 1877 - 1938

Kimble, J. B., 1850 - 1930

Kimble, Lucy, 1864 - 1956; Wife of JB Kimble?

Kimble, Sarah Amanda "(Bunn)", Unknown;

Lawrence, Adeline, 1831 - 1920; In-laws of GS Perry who was a son of WB and JJ Perry.

Lawrence, L. N., Mar 1, 1858 - Sep 26, 1930; In-laws of GS Perry who was a son of WB and JJ Perry

Lawrence, Luther, 1873 - 1920; In-laws of GS Perry who was a son of WB and JJ Perry

Little, R. L., Dec 17, 1856 - Sep 5, 1891

Lumpis, Joseph, Mar 11, 1891 - Sep 4, 1923; Grave sets off from others in the southwest corner of cemetery.

McElroy, Maggie A., Jan 26, 1845 - Apr 2, 1900; Wife of H McElroy. Margaret Amelia Vernon - dau. of ND (Sr.) and AP Vernon.

McKleroy, Wm. H., Jan 24, 1841 - May 5, 1889; Last name should be spelled "McElroy". William Henry McElroy

Mink, John M., Sep 18, 1883 - Apr 17, 1921;

Mize, Charity M. E., Oct 24, 1858 - Jan 4, 1945; Wife of John H. Mize

Mize, James Calvin, Oct 22, 1880 - Dec 25, 1889; Son of JH and CME Mize

Mize, John H. Sov., Mar 2, 1861 - Feb 6, 1920; "Sov." - a title?

Moore, Lucinda, Dec 25, 1856 - Dec 25, 1899;

Morse, Annie B., Apr 23, 1878 - Jul 3, 1896; Wife of JW Morse. Dau. of WB and SF Perry.

Perry, Anner, Sep 8, 1887 - Mar 24, 1965; Wife of WB Perry, Jr.

Perry, Annie Revertie (sp?), Sep 5, 1898 - Mar 2, 1899; Dau. of JL and MM Perry

Perry, Bryant, Apr 9, 1884 - Aug 12, 1952; "Little Bryant" - Wm. Bryant Perry, Jr.

Perry, Charity (Massey), Apr 15, 1810 - Mar 3, 1879; Wife of Enos Perry. Grave to the left of headstone - detail (inscription) on reverse of headstone.

Perry, E. Claude, Oct. 1905 - Jun 19, 1925; Son of Thomas and Brittann (Thames) Perry. Buried in grave to the left of Ruth (looking at headstone) - marked with small stones at head and foot of grave)

Perry, Enos, Feb 15, 1813 - Nov 23, 1895

Perry, Felix W., Mar 8, 1902 - Aug 23, 1984

Perry, Infant, Son of JC and Etta Perry

Perry, Infant, Apr 27, 1899 - May 15, 1899; Son of WB and JJ Perry

Perry, Infant, Jan 24, 1889 - Jan 25, 1889, Dau. of WB and JJ Perry

Perry, J. Levin, Mar 22, 1873 - Sep 12, 1930

Perry, Jennie (J. Dennis), Jul 29, 1868 - Aug 6, 1902; Second wife of WB Perry

Perry, Lester, Apr 2, 1926 - Jun 1927

Perry, Milton Robert Sr., 1870 - 1931

Perry, N. D., Jan 23, 1872 - Feb 8, 1872; Son of WB and SF Perry

Perry, Nancy Jane, 1887 - 1946

Perry, Ruth Vernon, Jul 11, 1911 - Jul 4, 1915; Dau. of Thomas and Brittann (Thames) Perry

Perry, S. F. (Sarah F. Vernon), Mar 24, 1842 - Jun 22, 1884; First wife of WB Perry, Sr. Family and census records indicate birth year should be 1847.

Perry, Thomas Walter Jr., Unknown; Infant son of Thomas and Brittann (Thames) Perry. Buried in unmarked grave to the right of Ruth (looking at headstone).

Perry, W B., Mar 2, 1844 - Nov 28, 1922; Wm. Bryant Perry, Sr. Son of Enos and Charity Perry

Perry, William, Feb 21, 1890 - Jun 20, 1894; Son of WB and JJ Perry

Powell, Nancy Caroline, Unknown; Marked "84 years and 4 months". Related to Lawrence family

Rice, ___, Unknown

Smith, Mary C., Feb 1, 1803-Sep 18, 1889, Wife of Thomas Smith (who's grave I have seen, but cannot remember which cemetery). This entry is Herman Belcher's entry, her name does not show in the list Bill sent.

Stevens, Allie Mrs., Mar 28, 1866 - Apr 11, 1914; Wife of RD Stevens (?)

Stevens, Callies, Oct 31, 1889 - Aug 30, 1908; Son of RD and A Stevens

Stevens, J. C., Sep 12, 1897 - Apr 2, 1917

Tibbs, James P., Sep 22, 1905 - May 2, 1969; "Jack"

Tibbs, John A., Aug 7, 1866 - Nov 4, 1923

Tibbs, Lillian L., Jan 8, 1915 - Sep 5, 1987; "Meeme"

Tibbs, Mary Ila, May 2, 1878 - Apr 2, 1954

Tude; 1857 - 1944, Former slave of and life-long wet nurse, nanny for Vernon family children.

Unknown, Unknown; Unable to read headstone.

Vernon, Arominta (Phumphery), Mar 26, 1817 - Mar 30, 1872; First wife of ND Vernon, Sr.

Vernon, Della Vernon, 1866 - 1922

Vernon, N. D., Sep 9, 1809 - Dec 1, 1884; Nihumiah P. Vernon, Sr.

Vernon, N. D., Dec 17, 1856 - Apr 18, 1918; Nihumiah P. Vernon, Jr.

Warren, Agnes, Oct 27, 1901 - Sep 11, 1950

Warren, Frank T., Jun 15, 1894 - Dec 28, 1977; Pvt. WWI US Army

Warren, Genette, Jun 8, 1902 - Nov 17, 1984; Wife of FT Warren - shares headstone.

West, Nancy Lawrence, 1850 - 1912; Shares plot fenced in by a low wrought iron fence with either 2 other adult graves or 4 other child graves.

White, Annie V., Sep 6, 1885 - Dec 15, 1944

White, Aro. Maud. (Arominta White, Maude ?), 1870 -1873; Dau. of JA and TA White

White, James A. Nov 10, 1846-May 5, 1921, shares stone with Teresa

White, Minnie, 1880 - 1950

White, Theresa A. White, Aug 20, 1849 - May 5, 1922; Wife of JA White - shares headstone. Theresa Ann Vernon - dau. of ND (Sr.) and AP Vernon

White, Willie White, 1872; Infant dau. of JA and TA White. Headstone says "2 days".

Wright, Clare Vernon, Jul 11, 1873 - May 12, 1949; Clarra (sp?) B Vernon - dau. of ND Vernon, Sr. and his second wife (Mary ES Vernon). Spelling here taken from ND Vernon Will. Wife of JB Wright.

Wright, Elizabeth, Jan 27, 1839 - Mar 6, 1908; Wife of WA Wright

Wright, Joseph B., Jul 18, 1874 - Dec 22, 1954; Son of WA and E Wright?

Wright, WA, Jun 5, 1839 - Feb 11, 1915

Yeager, Annie Keadle, Unknown; Inscribed "mother"

Yeager, George, Unknown; Inscribed "father"

Yeager, Martha Jane, 1868 - 1894; Headstone inscribed "Wife of Eustace P. Bert"


Markers in Cemetery order. Order presented is generally from north to south with gate entrance being the north end of the cemetery.

James Erwin Jones

___ Rice

Sandra Gail Fortenberry

Emmitt Eugene Fortenberry

Emma Zackie Champion

Robert Champion

Peter Crawford Champion

Harold H. Higginbotham

Infant Higginbotham

Tude

Lillian L. Tibbs

James P. Tibbs

Mary Ila Tibbs

John A. Tibbs

Annie V. White

John M. Mink

Ruth Vernon Perry

Thomas Walter Perry, Jr.

E. Claude Perry

L. N. Lawrence

Luther Lawrence

Adeline Lawrence

Nancy Caroline Powell

7 small graves in a bed

Lester Perry

Infant Perry

Bryant Perry

Anner Perry

1 adult grave

WB Perry

Jennie (J. Dennis) Perry

Infant Perry

1 adult grave

Clare Vernon Wright

Joseph B. Wright

Wm. H. McKleroy

WA Wright

Elizabeth Wright

Annie B. Morse

Maggie A. McElroy

James Calvin Mize

William Perry

Infant Perry

Enos Perry

Charity (Massey) Perry

ND Vernon

Arominta (Phumphery) Vernon

ND Vernon

Mrs. Allie Stevens

Callies Stevens

JC Stevens

SF (Sarah F. Vernon) Perry

Charity ME Mize

Sov. John H. Mize

Lucinda Moore

Unknown

James A. White

Theresa A. White

ND Perry

Della Vernon

Joseph Jones

Minnie White

Frank T. Warren

Genette Warren

Annie Revertie (sp?) Perry

Felix W. Perry

J. Levin Perry

Aro. Maud. (Arominta Maude ?) White

Willie White

1 adult grave

Arominta Hughes

TA Allen

Charlie Robert Allen

Dorthy Jean Allen

Maggie M. Darden

Milton Robert Perry, Sr.

Nancy Jane Perry

Martha Jane Yeager

Annie Keadle Yeager

George Yeager

3 adult graves

RL Little

2 adult graves

Agnes Warren

Thomas Dennis

Betty Kimbrell Dennis

1 adult grave

Sarah Amanda "(Bunn)" Kimble

JB Kimble

Lucy Kimble

4 adult graves

Nancy Lawrence West

2 adult graves or 4 child graves

1 adult grave?

Joseph Lumpis

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