OLD NEW HOPE
Located northwest of Ripley, off New Hope Road
All visible markers in this cemetery were recorded. Evidence of numerous unmarked graves exists.
Updated July 5, 2015
located on New Hope Road, Ripley, Lauderdale County,
Edited by Kate Johnston Peters, 1957 --
These earlier settlers of our community did not have the modern conveniences which we have today. They traveled to church in ox wagons or walked -- many times barefooted until they neared church, so as to conserve their shoes. On "wash day" the wash block and battling stick were much in use. The clothes were stirred in hot water, placed on wash block and beaten with paddles called battling sticks. Soap was made from grease and lye from ashes. Cooking was done on an open fire with old iron skillets and dutch ovens. Men hewed the logs to build their houses. The houses had no glass windows. The doors or shutters could be opened for light. Grease lamps were also used.
pioneer days school was taught in
Some of the elderly people recall that there
was at one time a county home for the poor on the McKeever
land, on top of the hill from old
North East Section of Cemetery
BYRN, Claudius E.,
(Triple stone with Presley Byrn and Minnie A. Byrn)
BYRN, F. R., May 29, 1867 - Dec 12, 1902 (Felix R., son of George W. and Hannah Byrn) (see obit)
BYRN, Hannah M. (Lunsford), Jul 29, 1842 - Feb 2, 1912, Wife of G.W. Byrn (dau of William & Mariah Lunsford) (obit)
BYRN, Mary Allie (Johnson), Aug 16, 1874 - Apr 25, 1906, Wife of J. G. Byrn (James Green Byrn)
(Triple stone with Presley Byrn and Clement V. Byrn)
(Triple stone with Clement V. Byrn and Minnie A. Byrn)
BYRN, William Green Sr., Apr 4, 1853 - Oct 2, 1898 (son of Rezin D. Byrn & Mahala Miller, husband of Sarah Eliza Meacham, unmarked grave) (obit)
DENNIE, Charles Alic, May 6, 1873 - Aug 8, 1909, Father (son of David Dennie & Elizabeth Byrn)
David, died Oct 15, 1901, Age 68 yr, 7 mos, CSA-Co.
(Second Stone - born Apr 16, 1837 - died Oct 15, 1901 - son of Alfred Dennie)
DENNIE, Dora A., Dec 2, 1877 - Dec 24, 1943, Mother (Dora A. Garrett, wife of Charles Alic Dennie)
LUNSFORD, W. P., Apr 9, 1889 - Oct 4, 1916 (Presley, son of Joseph Wyatt and Emma Byrn Lunsford)
STEWART, A.W., Jan 10, 1882 - Jan 25, 1882, Infant, Son of J. A. & F.E. Stewart
STEWART, J. A., Mar 5, 1861 - Apr 12, 1894 (John A. Stewart, husband of Francis E. Byrn)
THOMPSON, ?????, ??? 27, 1864?, ??? of G. A. & A. S. Thompson
THOMPSON ??lie, Son of G. A. & A. S.
THOMPSON, Albert S., Jan 27, 1867 -
THOMPSON, Five Children of J.G. and Isabell J. Thompson
THOMPSON, Isabell J., Oct 30, 1839 - Sep 23, 1912, Age 72 yr, 10 mo, 7 da (see obit)
THOMPSON, John G, Sep 30, 1833 -
Center Section of Cemetery
CASTELLAW, Wm D.,
South West Section of Cemetery
AKIN, H.B., Sep 1853 -
AKIN, Octavia, 1858 - 1944, Mother
BRASFIELD, Bessie Newman,
E., TN Sgt
BRASFIELD, Luther Guy,
BRASFIELD, Rebecca I.,
BRASFIELD, W. D., born and died 1927, 9 months old
BROWN, Ezell Langley,
BROWN, Solon A., 1908 - 1943, "At Rest"
FARMER, John H.,
GRAMMER, Infant Son, 1922
GRAMMER, Keltner, 1911 -1912
HERRON, John Ed, 1902 - 1936, Father, "At Rest"
KELTNER, Elma (included on stone of Jacob Green Keltner)
KELTNER, Green, Oct 7, 1849 - Jun 11, 1908 (Jacob Green, son of James S. Keltner & Priscilla Jennings) obit
KELTNER, James (included on stone of Jacob Green Keltner)
KELTNER, Minnie (included on stone of Jacob Green Keltner)
KELTNER, Okley (included on stone of Jacob Green Keltner)
KELTNER, Sophronia E. Osteen, Apr 9, 1854 - Aug 1, 1915, Wife of J.G. Keltner (dau of Joseph Lafater Osteen & Amanda Lunsford) see obit
KELTNER, Walter (included on stone of Jacob Green Keltner)
LUNSFORD, Bertha, Jun 7, 1884 -
LUNSFORD, Dora, Apr 3, 1875 -
LUNSFORD, G.C. (Green C.),
LUNSFORD, Mariah (Norris),
LUNSFORD, Mariah L., Apr 9, 1843 - Oct 21, 1917, Wife of G.C. Lunsford (Mariah Louise, daughter of Robert Thompson and Emily Norris)
W.R. (William Robert),
Children of G.C. and M. L. Lunsford (grandson of William & Mariah Norris Lunsford) see obit
LUNSFORD, William, Oct 8, 1805 - Apr 27, 1884 (Husband of Mariah Norris Lunsford) see genealogy
LUNSFORD, William G. (Green),
MILLER, Jno W., Apr 19, 1852 - May 8, 1888, 36 yr, 19 da
MILLER, John G.,
MILLER, Margaret, Jun 1826 - Jan ????, Wife of
W. Miller, Born in
MILLER, Mattie (Florence) Osteen, Jul 8, 1886 - Jan 22, 1975 (daughter of Greenberry (Green B.) Osteen and Louella Jasonia Thompson, mother of John Green Miller, Frances W. Miller, and Montell E. Miller. Died in Shelby County.)
MILLER, Napoleon F. (Polie), Oct 10, 1881 - Sep 6, 1945 (son of John W. Miller and Emily Frances Thompson. Husband of Mattie Florence Osteen Miller. He died at his residence at 630 Mosby, Memphis, of Arteriosclerosis. He had worked as a night watchman for Southern Truck Co. in Memphis. He was buried at New Hope Cemetery in Ripley on Sep 9, 1945 by Spencer Sturla Co. of Memphis. He was age 63, was married to Mrs. Mattie Osteen Miller at the time of his death and had been a resident of the community for 15 years.)
MOORE, Alice B., (Mar 12) 1869 – (Jun 29) 1934, Wife of J.W. Moore (Alice Bell Lunsford, wife of John Wesley Moore, daughter of Green C. Lunsford and Mariah Thompson)
NEWMAN, Robert Wallace,
STEWART, Ella R.,
STEWART, Elizabeth A.,
TURNER, Rosa L., May 25, 1873 - May 6, 1901, Wife of W.L. Turner, "Gone but not forgotten"
Burials from Burgess Funeral Home Records, various, incomplete, no stones
BROWN, Ruby, Aug 28, 1931 - Feb 7, 1932,
parents - Solon Brown and
DUVALL, Mrs. Josie, Feb 7, 1852 - Jun 16, 1932, sons - Mack Duvall, Jack Duvall, Guy Duvall
HERON, Infant Daughter, Nov 22, 1931, parents - John E. Heron and Mary Langley Heron, Stillborn
HERON, James Lewis, Jun 22, 1929 - Oct 4, 1933, parents - J.E. Heron and Mary Langley
WILSON, Rebecca Ann (Stewart),
Burials from Lauderdale County Enterprise Obituaries, various, incomplete, no markers
ADKERSON, William A., died Apr 8, 1925 see obit
BYRN, Miss Cora, died Aug 1911, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Byrn (John William Byrn & Byrdie Hobson) obit
BURNHAM, John, died Nov 1900 (brother of W. R. Burnham)
BURNHAM, Lucinda Meadows, wife of W. R. Burnham (buried left of C. M. Burnham marked grave) obit
BURNHAM, W. R., born 1832, died 1915 see obit
DUVALL, Mrs. Maude, died Jan 4, 1903 see obit
GRAMMER, Infant of Edward L. and Irene (Keltner), died Feb 1921 see obit
HAISLIP, Mrs. J. G., died Wednesday, Sep 25, 1912 see obit
HALFACRE, Sarah (Farmer), born Oct 5, 1857, died May 29, 1921 see obit
HARRISON, Dr. W. D., born Dec 23, 1874, died Friday, Oct 18, 1912 see obit
HARRISON, Emily, died Saturday, Dec 15, 1916 see obit
HAYNES, Andrew, born Jan 17, 1854, died Apr 14, 1918 (son of John E. Haynes & Mary Youngblood) obit
HAYNES, John, died
JORDAN, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Gus Jordan,
JORDAN, Mrs. Dee, died Thursday, Jan 12, 1911 see obit
LANGLEY, Child of Edgar Langley, born Aug 1912, died Jan 1915 (Lauderdale County Enterprise, 15-Jan-1915)
LANGLEY, J. W. Jr., died Sep 15, 1925, age 24 yr, 11 mo, 12 day, parents - Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie Langley
LANGLEY, Mrs. William, died Jul 19, 1904, sister of W. T. Andrews
LEDBETTER, Mrs. Charles (Norah J.), born abt.
LUCAS, John, died Dec 1915 at the home of Dan Underwood, age 84 see obit
MILLER, Mrs. Frank, died about May 29, 1897 see obit
PIERCY, Nettie Meadows, died Jan 18, 1908 see obit
RICHARDSON, Clara Barton, buried Sep 11, 1908 see obit
WARREN, Andrew J., died Aug 13, 1910, age 42 see obit
WARREN, Mrs. Matt, died May 27, 1911, 72 yrs old (first wife of Jesse Thompson, 10 children, 4 surviving -
Mr. Gordon Thompson, Mrs. Virgie Turner, Mrs. Ben Osteen, Mrs. Bud Osteen) see obit
Other Burials from family submissions, no markers
Burials from Death Certificates, no markers
BYRN, James Green, born Dec 19, 1864 in Lauderdale County, TN, died Feb 4, 1946 at St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis, TN. Parents not stated, but he was the son of George W. Byrn and Hannah M. Lunsford of Ripley. He was a farmer, age 81, married, and was living in rural Qulin, Butler County, Missouri. His wife, the informant on the death certificate, was Mrs. Alcie Byrn, age 44, of Qulin, MO. (This would have been his third wife). He was a patient at the hospital for 3 weeks and died of lobar pneumonia, left lower lobe. He had been operated on for Prostatic hypertrophy, benign with retention. Other conditions were myocardial disease. He was buried at Ripley on Feb 4, 1946 by Ripley Funeral Home, cemetery not stated. Unknown if he was buried at New Hope Cemetery or Grace Baptist Church Cemetery.
MANERS, John I.,
born Jan 7, 1883 in Madison County, TN, died Aug 10, 1944 at home, 1392 Latham
Lauderdale County Enterprise - 10 April 1925 – Mr. Wm. Adkerson was found dead in bed at his home near Central Wednesday morning when his wife went to awake him for breakfast. He had not been well for some time, but his condition was not considered serious. He was 63 years of age and is survived by his widow, four sons and three daughters.
17 Apr – We wish to thank our many friends for their kindness and sympathy shown us in the sudden death of our darling husband and father; especially do we thank Dr. Joe B. Lackey. /s/ Mrs. W. A. Adkerson and family.
BURNHAM, Lucinda Meadows
Lauderdale County Enterprise - 30 Jun 1915 -
Mrs. W. R. Burnham died Saturday in Yarbro,
Lauderdale County Enterprise - 7 July 1916 -
Mrs. L. M. Burnham, wife of late W. R. Burnham, was born in Middle Tennessee
February 20, 1837, and died June 24, 1916...she was first married to Mr. Nathan
Grear, and both of her husbands were Confederate
soldiers. For about 40 years she had been a member of the Methodist church
at New Hope where she still retained her membership at the time of her death
and it was here she was laid to rest by the side of her late husband who
preceded her to glory land only eight months...Mother liked old time singing,
old time preaching and old time shouting. "Jesus Lover of My Soul"
was her favorite song, and the one she requested to be sung at her
funeral....She is survived by four children, G. N. Grear,
J. D. and R. I. Burnham, and Mrs. T. N. Lott and one brother, Mr. Jones Meaders.....It was the wish of mother that she be brought
back to be laid to rest in New Hope cemetery. Rev. Kelly attended the
burial, as did also a large assemblage of friends and relatives.....T. N. and
M. W. Lott,
BURNHAM, WILLIAM RILEY
County Enterprise - 29 Oct 1915 - Mr. W.
R. Burnham died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. N. Lott, in Yarbro,
County Enterprise - 5 Nov 1915 - W. R. Burnham was born in 1832 and died Oct.
24, 1915, at the home of Rev. T. N. Lott in Yarbro,
Lauderdale County Enterprise - 11 Aug 1911 -
Miss Cora Byrn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Byrn, died at her home four miles north of Ripley Tuesday
afternoon of typhoid fever. She was
Lauderdale County Enterprise -
12 Dec 1902 - Mr. Felix Byrn, age 34, died at home 3
miles north of Ripley of typhoid fever after an illness of 5 weeks. He was buried at
Lauderdale County Enterprise – 07 Oct 1898 - Flippin - Green Byrn, Sr. died last Sunday (Oct 2) at home near this place; leaves his wife (Sarah Eliza Meacham Byrn).
October 2, 1898, Green Byrn Estate, ordered a coffin (6'3"), from Johnson Brothers Undertakers.
DUVALL, MRS. MAUDE
DUVALL, MRS. MAUDE
HARRISON, DR. W. D.
County Enterprise – 26 April 1918 - In Loving Memory of Mr. Andy Haynes - Mr.
Haynes was born Jan. 17, 1854, and died April 14, 1918. The remains were laid
to rest the following day at
JORDAN, MRS. DEE
Lauderdale County Enterprise - 04 Jun 1897 – Rev. G. W. Evans preached Mrs. Frank Miller’s funeral at New Hope last Sunday (30 May 1897).
Note: Musadora Harrison, born 1852 in Madison County, daughter of Andrew J. Harrison and Eliza Jane Graves, married James Hill, Dec 22, 1870 in Lauderdale County. They had children; Daisy (Mrs. Joseph Franklin Caldwell) Hill and John Andrew Hill. Musadora Harrison married 2nd, Frank P. Miller, Dec 15, 1880 in Lauderdale County. They had children; Edgar, Walter, Vassie, and Viola Miller. After the death of Musadora in 1897, Frank Miller married Josephine A. Hill, widow of William F. Hill, and mother of Dora (Mrs. Robert Byrn) Hill, William Alf Hill, and Mamie (Mrs. Shannon Carney) Hill)
MILLER, MRS IDA
Lauderdale County Enterprise - 04 Mar 1904 –
New Hope – Mrs. Ida Miller, wife of Jessie Miller, died at her home near
PIERCY, NETTIE MEADOWS
RICHARSON, CLARA BARTON
THOMPSON, ISABEL JANE MONETTE
Lauderdale County Enterprise, September 27, 1912 - Mrs. J.
G. Thompson, Sr. died at her home near Curve Monday night after a brief illness
of congestion. She was as well as usual
on Sunday and attended church. In the
afternoon she ate some watermelon, was taken ill that night, and died 24 hours
later. She was a Methodist ... is
survived by her husband and three sons. She was about 70 years of age. Her remains were laid to rest in
THOMPSON, JOHN G.
Lauderdale County Enterprise -
3 Dec 1915 - Curve - Early last Friday morning death removed from our community
one of our oldest and best citizens, Mr. J. G. Thompson, in his 82nd year. Impaired in mind, and his body racked with
pain, the last months of his life had been full of suffering .... He had lived
many years in Curve .... Mr. Thompson was a Confederate soldier and moved here
from McNairy county just after the war.
He was a member of the Methodist church holding his membership at
WARREN, MRS. MATT (FORMER MRS. JESSE THOMPSON)
Lauderdale County Enterprise - 4 Aug 1911 -
Mrs. Matt Warren died May 27, 1911, and was buried the following day at
WILSON, EDDIE MILLER
Lauderdale County Enterprise - 30 Mar 1917 –
On March 22, little Eddie Miller Wilson, seven month old son of Mr. and Mrs.
George Wilson, died after more than two weeks suffering with pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted at
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