Shipp Family Cemetery -
Also known as "First Settlers Cemetery" and
"The Chamberlayne Jones Family Cemetery"
Located on Famers Road (Northwest Perimeter Road) of Naval Support Activity - Midsouth (formerly Naval Support Activity-Memphis or Naval Air Station -
Memphis). The cemetary was entrusted to the United States Navy upon grant of land for the
military installation currently located in Millington, Tennessee, Shelby County.
The cemetery is located at the very end of Farmer's Road past the archery range. It is
surrounded by chainlink fencing. The area is approximately 25 x 25. There are 9 graves
and a tall square central marker.
The central marker reads:
Sacred to the memory of the Children of Gnl. Chamberlayne and Ann Jones of Amelia County,
Virginia. Who were:
Ann Eliza. Lafayette Berthier
Chamberlayne Caesar Augustus Jones
Cornelius T. Achilles
Sarah W. and Mary Indiana
The first settlers of this place in 1829.
Graves are located 4 graves to the west of the marker, and 5 graves to the east.
Born March 15, 1808
Died April 30, 1837
Caesar Augustus Jones
Born February 29, 1812
Died December 8, 1849
Born May 1, 1817
Died September 6,1841
Mary Indiana Boyce
Born March 18, 1827
Died October 9, 1842
Wm. Williams (no dates on stone)
Ann Jones Shipp
Born November 19, 1821
Died October 18, 1896
Born April 26, 1809
Died January 18, 1869
J. W. Shipp
Born July 10, 1827
Died September 16, 1899
Born November 9, 1790
Died August 22, 1866