DIED — In this place, on Sabbath night last, James I. HENRY, at the residence of his father, Jacob HENRY. He had Consumption near twelve months, and finally the monster, death, came to his relief. He was a consistent member of the A.M.E. Zion Sabbath School and was a useful
Category Archives: African American
At a meeting of the colored citizens of Maryville, on Thursday night last, my name was presented as a candidate for Justice of the Peace for the Taxing District of Maryville. Upon taking a vote I received a majority of votes, after which my nomination was made unanimous. I hereby
Charles Boyd, better known in Maryville as ‘Uncle Charlie’ died at his home on Cemetery street last Wednesday night. Uncle Charlie was 86 years old. He had been in feeble health for several months and the end was not unexpected. Born in slavery, Charlie was taken into the civil war
Rev. J.M. HALL, a well known and highly respected colored Presbyterian minister, was ordained last Sunday night at the New Providence Church. Mr. HALL will go to Africa as a Missionary, and will leave on the 15th inst. Source: Blount County democrat. (Maryville, Tenn.), 03 Sept. 1881. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib.
Dr. Benjamin Emerson Washington was Blount County’s first African-American physician. A graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, he practiced there his entire life – serving the Oldfield Community in Alcoa Hall. He was born in 1883 in Natchez, Mississippi and married wife Lula in 1918 in McMinnville, Warren
Maryville Shooting Affray A fatal shooting affray occurred at Maryville last evening among some negroes in which Joseph GEORGE was killed and John MCCLURE was probably fatally injured. The deed was done by Wallace BARGER who, in trying to kill John MCCLURE, accidentally shot Joe GEORGE in the eye. George