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Shelandra Y. Ford
Historical Markers of Shelby County

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Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery was established on August 28, 1852. Buried here are Memphis pioneer families; 14 Confederate generals; victims of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878; Governors Isham G. Harris and James C. Jones; U.S. Senators Kenneth D. McKellar, Thomas B. Turley, and Stephen Adams, who succeeded Jefferson Davis in the Senate; E.H. Crump, prominent political leader for decades, along with 21 other mayors of Memphis; and Robert Church, the south's first black millionaire