Cemeteries of Henry County Tennessee
 
Old Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
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Access to this cemetery may be best in a four-wheel drive or similiar vehicle.

From Paris Court Square, take 641N/54 North toward Puryear for approximately 4 miles. Turn right (East) on Rowe School Road and follow for less than 1/2 mile where the road will "T". Continue on Rowe School Road by turning left (North). After just less than a mile, turn right (East) on Shankle Road. This road is gravel and appears to be seasonally graded, so be careful in rainy or muddy conditions. After about 200 yards, a left turn will become possible on a dirt (and possibly not graded) road. Take the time to judge whether this dirt road is passable before driving it. The cemetery is about 20 yards from this intersection.

Travel time from Paris Court Square is approximately 15-20 minutes.
 

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The Old Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery sits extremely removed from society in a wooded area near the old Paris- Murray Road. The author is not aware of any details regarding the church but is aware that the location was heavily surrounded by many long-time Henry County families such as Conyers, McConnell, McCutcheon, McFarland, Pillow, Terry and a few others. This would have been a meeting place for a large number of them and, for one, it is quite a shame to see the area as badly treated as it is today.

Frankly there are hardly any structures along Shankle Road at present. Probably due to its VERY remote nature, some people treat the road's surrounds as a place to dump trash and other unwanted material.

The cemetery itself is spared from any large amount of dumping, but trash can be readily spotted in its vicinity. Descendants of the McFarland and Pillow families have placed stones at several graves in the past few decades, so there is proof of some recent sympathetic treatment of the site. It seems that the cemetery can be divided into two sections, the older portion to the left (if facing the cemetery from the south) and a newer section to the right. In the older section are predominantly the Howard, Jobe, McConnell and Terry names and in the newer section are predominantly the Aycock, McFarland and Pillow names. A small amount of broomsage and leaves obscure the ground in the newer section, and groundcover almost obscures the entirety of the older section. The author woefully admits that the groundcover may have even obscured some broken stones from sight altogether in the older section.

There are a lot of broken stones, that is, more than comfortably seen in a cemetery of this size. We can only say this is due to age so much - but it is this author's opinion that some of these broken stones may be due to human negligence or intent. Overall, the cemetery is just too remote and therefore forgotten to benefit from its deserved upkeep.

Cemeteries such as this are the reason we do what we do.



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Earliest birth date: James Howard, born 12 MAR 1786. Names listed in Compendium: 57
Earliest death date: J. P. Terry, died 13 AUG 1854. Names evident on records as of January 8, 2007: 73
Prevalent names seen: Pillow: 13; Terry: 16
Photos archived here: 64



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Photographs taken January 8, 2006.
 
 
Name Photos Birth Death Notes Marriage
Aycock, Claud D. 005 10 Jun 1897 16 Sep 1897
Aycock, Donna D. 005 27 Feb 1885 10 Jun 1887
Aycock, L. G. 007 12 Aug 1862 24 May 1914
Aycock, Lois Franklin 15 Oct 1905 06 Dec 1905
Aycock, Lonnie L. 26 Apr 1894 23 Jan 1919
Aycock, Pocah 007 28 Jul 1865 06 Jun 1900 Wife of L.G. Aycock
Collins, Anjaline Aycock 012 04 Dec 1843 07 Feb 1882 Wife of Richard D. Collins
Collins, Ernest D. 013/a 08 Apr 1877 26 Sep 1896
Collins, Infant 014 Children of Richard D. & Anjaline A. Collins
Collins, Infant
Collins, Infant
Collins, Richard D. 015 28 Apr 1836 16 Dec 1926
Conyers, E. ? James 017 26 Dec 1855 Aged 69y 5m
Freeland, Eula Mae 019/a 24 May 1920 04 Jul 1921
Freeland, Lillie M. 020/a 26 Nov 1894 01 Sep 1935 "Mother"
Freeland, Sadie Mae 021/a 20 Apr 1926 05 Jul 1926
Griffin, Mary Smith 023 1842 1924 Wife of W. N. Griffin
Griffin, W. N. 023 1848 1924
Griffin, William N. 025 24 Mar 1818 04 Jan 1871
Halstead, F. R. 24 May 1852 22 Jul 1892
Hinchey, Abdell 029 18 Dec 1882 12 Jan 1919
Howard, James 031 12 Mar 1786 20 Apr 1868
Howard, Martha A. Sallil 032/a 07 Apr 1837 10 Nov 1913 Wife of William O. Griffin; Aged 76y 7m 3d
Howard, William O. 033 20 Apr 1819 10 Aug 1896 Aged 77y 3m 20d
Huse, Eugene W. 035 18 Dec 1868 08 Feb 1870
Jobe, D. S. 037 05 Mar 1865 16 Feb 1872 Son of B. A. & J. A. Jobe
Jobe, Elizabeth J. 038 15 Sep 1850 22 Jul 1865 Dau of R. M. & L. Jobe
McConnell, Catherine 040 1820 18 Jul 1885 Sarah˚ Catherine McConnell, Wife of Frances R. McConnell
McConnell, F. M. 041 27 Sep 1847 17 Sep 1902
McConnell, Margaret T. 042 13 Mar 1843 15 Dec 1876 Dau of Frances R. & Sarah Catherine McConnell
McConnell, Robert 040 04 Feb 1818 29 Sep 1890 Frances Robert McConnell
McConnell, Ruff 044 1861 12 Jul 1888
McConnell, Sarah Alice 26 Aug 1853 25 Jul 1871 Dau of Frances R. & Sarah Catherine McConnell
McConnell, Tyrecy 044 18 Dec 1801 13 Feb 1878
McConnell, William Walton 047 02 May 1845 04 Jan 1925
McCutcheon, Susan A. Howard 049 03 Sep 1837 08 Oct 1860 Wife of Robert A. McCutcheon
McFarland, Alice 051/a 06 Jun 1868 ?2 Aug 1957 Mary Alice (Pillow˚) McFarland; Wife of Edward N. McFarland 25 Aug 1886
McFarland, Edd 051/a 19 Jun 1867 21 Aug 1937 Edward Newton McFarland˚; Son of Andrew Jackson & Martha T. (Winders) McFarland˚ 25 Aug 1886
McFarland, J. W. 054 12 Sep 1924 11 May 1933
McFarland, Jack 052/a/b 05 Jul 1892 05 Oct 1960 Andrew Jackson "A. J.", "Jack" McFarland˚; "Tennessee Pvt. Co.K 45 Infantry, World War I" 23 Mar 1918
McFarland, Letha 052/a 21 Sep 1900 14 Nov 1925 Wife of Andrew Jackson "Jack" McFarland˚ 23 Mar 1918
McFarland, Mary E. 056 12 Nov 1906 31 Oct 1924
McFarland, Mattie 057 ?2 Jan 1897 ?8 Aug 1897
Pierce, Joseph M. ?7 May 1812 20 Dec 1859
Pillow, Alonzo 061/a 05 Feb 1845 18 Jun 1869 Aged 24y 4m 13d; Son of John B. & Mary P. Pillow
Pillow, B. F. 21 May 1829 13 Feb 1911 Benjamin Franklin "Doc" Pillow˚
Pillow, Guy 063 1902 1911 Son of B. F. "Doc" & Susan Pillow˚
Pillow, John B. 31 Dec 1817 Son of Joseph B. & Martha Taylor (Smith) Pillow˚
Pillow, Laura A. 065 30 Jun 1854 29 Jan 1862 Dau of John B. & Mary P. Pillow
Pillow, Margaret E. 066 05 Mar 1865 02 Jan 1922 Margaret Ellen (McFarland˚) Pillow; 1st Wife of Samuel Gideon Pillow˚
Pillow, Mary P. Jobe 067/a 29 Feb 1824 Mary Pitt˚ (Jobe) Pillow; Wife of J. B. Pillow
Pillow, Mate 068 1877 1931 Mate Adeline (Davidson˚) Pillow; Wife of Benjamin Quitman Pillow˚
Pillow, Paul 069 26 Aug 1948 13 Oct 1996 S Sgt. U.S. Army, 108th Support Battalion
Pillow, Quitman 068 1879 1952 Benjamin Quitman Pillow˚; Son of B. F. "Doc" & Susan Pillow˚
Pillow, S. Herbert 071 08 Jan 1900 29 Mar 1984 Son of B. Quitman & Mate Pillow˚
Pillow, Samuel G. 066 26 Jun 1865 09 Jul 1945 Samuel Gideon˚ Pillow; Son of B. F. "Doc" & Susan Pillow˚
Pillow, Susan McFadden 073/a 15 Sep 1841 14 Feb 1907 Susan (McFadden˚) Pillow; Wife of Benjamin Franklin "Doc"˚ Pillow
Terry, Elizabeth 075 03 Sep 1875 19 Oct 1902 Wife of R. M. Terry
Terry, E. J. 087/a ?? Oct 1863 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, G. A. 087/a 25 Sep 1869 23 Sep 1876 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, G. R. 090 04 Jul 1878 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, J. C. 086 02 Apr 1856 07 Feb 1875 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, J. H. 086 10 Apr 1860 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, J. P. 086 25 Jan 1854 13 Aug 1854 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, M. ? 090 28 Aug 1871 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, Mary E. 083/087/a 22 Oct 1865 29 Jul 1867 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, N. E. 090 24 Feb 1876 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, R. M. 087/a 22 Sep 1867 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, T. G. 086 11 Jun 1835 17 Aug 1878 Wife of W. W. Terry
Terry, T. J. 087/a 04 Feb 1862 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, Toney Ottis 088 1898 1968
Terry, W. T. 086 25 Sep 1858 24 Jul 1860 Child of W. W. & T. G. Terry
Terry, W. W. 090 11 May 1832 29 Jul 1905
Walker, Bertie 092/a 29 May 1932 17 Nov 1932 Dau of Dewey & Sudie Bell (McFarland˚) Walker
Walker, Dorris 092/093 30 Jun 1933 Dau of Dewey & Sudie Bell (McFarland˚) Walker
Unknown, Infant ukwn1 Stone Bears "Baby" Only

References
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