Researched and Compiled by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2003








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September 6, 1876


D. B. Gulley, Grand Dictator of the state Knights of Honor, would institute a lodge at

Goodlettsville tonight, another on White's Creek, Saturday and soon one at Gallatin, Tennessee. A lodge was instituted at Smithville last week and at Memphis Monday night. The order was established in Nashville a little over two years ago; its insurance feature was popular. There were now fifty-five lodges in Tennessee.


September 7, 1876


The Tennessee Historical Society had received from Hon. James McCallum of Pulaski, Tenn.

“A twelve pound cannon ball, found in a canebrake in the northeast part of Giles County in 1812, found near a noted spring called the Panter spring on the old McCutcheon Trace, three-fourths of a mile northwest of Cornersville. It was kept in the family of Ephraim Patrick since 1818 and is now presented by his daughter, Mrs. Mary Moffett of Cornersville.”


September 8, 1876


Ida L., wife of Joel E. Horn, died in Greenville, Ill., Sept. 6, 1876 aged 20 years; funeral services in Greenville, today.


Mrs. Cecilia Kulm died in Nashville, Sept. 7, 1876; funeral today.


September 9, 1876


Mary Louise Jackson, daughter of William C. and Sallie Jackson, Nashville, died Sept. 8, 1876, aged 2 years and 5 days; funeral today.


Jennie Lawson Tillman adopted child of J. D. and M. F. Tillman, Fayetteville, Tenn., died Sept. 5, 1876.


September 10, 1876


William S. Alexander, prominent citizen of Smith Co., Tenn., died at home in Dixon Springs,

Tenn., Sept. 5, 1876 aged 67 years. [September 12, 1876 issue, page 1, carried his obituary.

He was one of the five children born to Richard and Nancy Alexander; born at Bledsoeboro,

Cumberland River, November 26, 1809; his oldest sibling, Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of Major David

Burford, and the youngest, Dr. James Alexander, Smith County, survived him. His brother,

Richard Alexander, who died Sept. 5, 1871, was his partner in mercantile business. A sister,

Mrs. Mary Mentlo, died in Sumner County in 1866. Their father was a native of North Carolina and a direct descendant of the Mecklenburg Alexanders. W. S. Alexander's wife died in 1857 leaving him with two sons and five daughters. His oldest son was killed at the battle of Shiloh [April 1862]. He gathered his children and their families for a reunion once a year in his residence. “He was a resolute, determined character and never easily turned from his purpose when convinced he was right.”]


September 11, 1876


Missing issue


September 12, 1876


Colonel Duncan K. McRae, formerly of Memphis, Tennessee, “is now” a resident of Chicago, Ill.


September 13, 1876


James A. Ambrose died in the residence of his grandfather, James McKeand [sic], west Nashville, Sept. 12, 1876, aged 4 years, 3 days; funeral today.


Robert Ernest Olwill, son of Philip and Ellen Olwill, aged 6 years, died Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 12, 1876; funeral today.



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September 14, 1876

Mrs. Catherine Clark, Manchester, Tenn., formerly of Nashville, died Sept. 10, 1876 aged 86 years; member of the Christian Church upwards of 60 years.

Lyt Jones, black barber, 67 North Cherry Street, Nashville, tried to organize a Tilden-Hendricks political [Democratic] club last week but several black Republicans broke up the meeting.

September 15, 1876

Mrs. Catharine Mahoney, wife of T. T. Mahoney, died at home, Nashville, Sept.14, 1876 in the 47th year of her age; funeral today.

September 16, 1876

General Henry A. Wise "calmly and peacefully" died in his residence in Richmond, Va., Sept. 15, 1876; a former governor of Virginia. His last words were to his son, John. “Take hold, John, of the biggest knots in life and try to untie them. Try to be worthy of man's highest estate. Have high, noble, manly honor. . . . “

September 17, 1876

Somerville, Tennessee, FALCON reported, “A few days ago, W. E. Holloway, who lives near Bartlett, Tenn., was engaged in burning logs in a clearing”; he was struck in the head by a large limb that killed him instantly.

September 19, 1876

Huntingdon, Tennessee, REPUBLICAN reported that W. J. McDonald Hamilton who lived seven miles east of Huntingdon, was waylaid, along with his brother, Sam Hamilton, and shot and killed September 11, 1876; his brother survived his wounds. They had been to the well for water when two assailants shot at them from “the weeds.”

Eva Lesueur Brent, daughter of A. A. and Lucy Brent, Edgefield, Tenn., died Sept. 17, 1876.  

Mrs. L. Brown died in Nashville, September 16, 1876.

Infant Son of R. J. and Annie J. White died at A. J. Goodbar's residence, Edgefield, Tenn.,  Sept. 17, 1876; funeral today.

September 20, 1876

Fanny Harlow, widow of A. H. Harlow, Nashville, died Sept. 19, 1876 in the 74th year of her age; funeral today.

George Kane, black, died of suspicious gunshot wound at the Order of the Immaculate Lodge, Nashville, September 19, 1876.

Page 4:                                                 BASE BALL

Where the Ruling Passion Found Vent Yesterday and Who Got “Flaxed”

   The match game yesterday between the North Nashville and the Henry Drexler clubs was witnessed by a large crowd.  The Drexlers winning the toss, sent their opponents to the bat.  They opened the game with a will, but after having scored three runs, the Drexlers put a stop to their fun, and took the bat only to return to the field again with a “goose egg” on the score book for their first and second inning.  They failed to put in a blank for the North Nashville boys, but kept the score down pretty well until the ninth inning of the North Nashvilles, when that club, to make things sure, put in nine runs, five being earned.  Their short-stop, McNealy, who has recently come among our players from Evansvillle, displayed great activity in playing in every part of the field.

   Much dissatisfaction existed on the part of the Drexlers when the umpire allowed Forbes to come home on a passed ball, which struck in the crowd to the left of the catcher, but after discussion it was fixed to the satisfaction of both clubs.

   The North Nashvilles won by a score of 39 to 10, the game lasting two hours and thirty-five minutes.

   The W. T. Lincks and the North Nashvilles are to have a game Friday.

   The Frenchs beat the Boys of Nashville by a score of 12 to 4.

   The M. Considines beat the E. Willards by a score of 17 to 6.  They challenge the Burgesses for a game on the McCall grounds Saturday.


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To the American:

     Saundersville, Texas, Sept. 16 – This afternoon I witnessed a match game between the Ottenvilles, of this place and the Rogan Reserves, of Castalian Springs, in which the former club was victorious, beating the latter by seven runs.  The Ottenvilles played a rather loose game until the sixth inning, when they showed the Rogan Reserves that they meant business, giving them three goose eggs in succession.  The Rogans were in full trim, and it was evident, from the way they handled the bat, that they were no green hands.  It was also evident, from the most excellent dinner given to the Ottenvilles, that the ladies of that vicinity were not behind times in good edibles.


     The “Tilden and Hendricks” Club will lock horns with the North Nashville Club, on the latter’s grounds, to-morrow afternoon.  This is a new club, composed of nine good players.


September 21, 1876


Mrs. Joanna M. Ellis, youngest daughter of David Craighead, dec., died in residence of James B. Craighead, Stonewall, Ark., Sept. 18, 1876, funeral held in Nashville, Friday.


Maggie A. Apppleby, wife of John W. Appleby, formerly of Nashville, died Baltimore, Maryland, September 14, 1876.


September 22, 1876


Election Notice

Whereas in Accordance with Law there will be held in the ten wards of the city of Nashville,

On Saturday, Sept. 30, 1876,

an election for five Aldermen and ten Councilmen.

     By a resolution adopted by the Board of Aldermen Sept. 12 and approved by his Honor, the Mayor, Sept. 14, the following named persons were appointed Judges, Receivers, Clerks, and Magistrates, to open and hold said election at the places hereinafter designated; and the City Council having passed a resolution submitting to the voters the question as to whether there shall be purchased a new engine for the Water works, therefore those desiring the purchase of said engine will have written or printed on the ballot the words “New Engine,’ and those opposed, the word “No Engine.”

FIRST WARD – Stockell Engine House, College street

            Receiver – Isaac Hirshberg

            Clerks – L. Bloomenthal and Raf. Levy

            Judges – Larry Ryan, Jonas Taylor, and Fletch Horn

            Magistrate – John H. Baskette

SECOND WARD – N. J. Dodson’s Stable, Market street

            Receiver – Joe. Hyronemus

            Clerks – H. Fritze and D. A. Alexander

            Judges – Ras. Goodbar, John W. Coleman, and Barney Higgins

            Magistrate – D. N. Neylan

THIRD WARD – Hook and Ladder House, Summer street

            Receiver – James Hickman

            Clerks – Jno. L. Gunn and Jno. Coleman

            Judges – Jno. H. Currey, Jefferson Page, and Pitt. Hurley

            Magistrate – Chas. B. Hall

FOURTH WARD – Mess House, Summer street

            Receiver – Wm. Singleton

            Clerks – J. K. Huvely and R. Harris

            Judges – L. C. Rose, L. D. Hogle, L. C. Halle

            Magistrate – A. D. Creighton

FIFTH WARD – Corner of Broad and Sprice streets

            Receiver – A. S. Camp

            Clerks – Thos. Crawfore and H. H. Jones

            Judges – C. E. H. Martin, H. U. Fletcher, and Wm. Almison

            Magistrate – J. Bailey Brown

SIXTH WARD – Corner Cherry street and Lincoln alley

            Receiver – Jacob. B. Fisher

            Clerks – M. J. McKee and M. J. Allen

            Judges – V. A. Baugh, R. B. Pittman, and F. Ottenville

            Magistrate – James Hanie

SEVENTH WARD – Elkin’s Store, corner Carroll and University streets

            Receiver – Henry Craft

            Clerks – Wm Kerr and Jno. Corbitt

            Judges – Jno. Stewart, Jas. Curtis, Sr., and Jas. Phillips, Sr.

            Magistrate – Jno. S. Dashiells

EIGHTH WARD – Corner Cherry and Mulberry streets

            Receiver – Jas. Patton

            Clerks – Alex. Pile and Chas. Ham

            Judges – W. W. Allen, J. M. Davis, and S. Kline

            Magistrate – James Everett

NINTH WARD – Corner Cherry and Jefferson streets

            Receiver – Jacob Geiger

            Clerks – Wm. Forbes and Jas. Petrie

            Judges – W. A. Jackson, M. J. Grun, and Phil. Huser

            Magistrate – W. H. Ambrose

TENTH WARD – Corner Broad and McNairy streets

            Receiver – A. J. Law

            Clerks – Jno. E. Duling and W. E. Baskette

            Judges – T. B. Spain, M. Kirfman, and James Fielding

            Magistrate – S. A. Duling

     The Judges, Clerks, Receivers, and Magistrates, as above appointed, will meet at the places above designated, on Saturday, Sept. 30, 1876, at 9 o’clock A. M. to open and hold said election.

                                                            D. H. PITTMAN, City Marshall


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September 23, 1876


John J. Freeman and Lulie C. Daniel were married in Hicholasville, Ky., Sept. 14, 1876.


September 24, 1876


Dr. J. R. Harwell had been appointed by the Grand Lodge of the U. S. Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) to write a history of the Tennessee order.


September 25, 1876


Missing issue


September 26, 1876


John and Mary Hendricks, in the process of getting a divorce got into an argument about their two children, on “the street,” September 23, 1876, when he threw her down and kicked her for which he was fined ten dollars.


September 27, 1876


Judge Samuel Watson born Barrington, Rhode Island, 1807; graduate, Brown University, 1827; studied law and moved to Nashville to practice law in 1827; served as a member of the state legislature; acquired the Sycamore Mills where powder, cotton yarns and cloth were manufactured; a member of the Peabody Board of Trust. Died Sept. 26, 1876. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.


September 28, 1876


Thomas Jefferson Mitchell, son of T. J. and F. S. Mitchel1, Edgefield, Tenn., died Sept. 27, 1876, diptheria, aged 5 years, 2 months and 20 days [July 7, 1871]; funeral today.


September 29, 1876


Ellen Kelly, daughter of James and Ellen Kelly, Nashville, died Sept. 28, 1876 aged 1 year, 2 days.


James W. Fife, Hendersonville, N. C. and Marion Fletcher, Edgefield, were married in the Edgefield Baptist Church, Sept. 27, 1876.


September 30, 1876


Lula Wells, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. J. Wells, Hendersonville, Tenn., died Sept. 28, 1876, aged

4 years, 8 months.


Lottie Kendrick, daughter of James H. and Jennie F. Kendrick, Nashville, died Sept. 19, 1876, aged 2 years, 2 months.


October 1, 1876


Amelia Hamilton, wife of A. Hamilton, Nashville, died Sept. 30, 1876; funeral today.


October 2, 1876


Missing issue


October 3, 1876


Thomas T. Lathrope died in Nashville, Oct. 2, 1876.


John Cox died in Civil District 18, Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 2, 1876 aged 22 years; funeral in Edgefield, today.


J. Mike Hamilton, son of James W. Hamilton and wife, died near Nashville, Oct. 2, 1876 in the 28th year of his age; funeral today.


Tribute of respect for George Sneed who died Sept. 19, 1876; by Pamphylia Lodge #9, Independent Order of Immaculates; undated.



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