GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS FROM REPORTED DEATHS
THE NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 1890-1893
By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2002
July 6, 1893
THOMAS H. YOUNG born in S.C., Feb. 15, 1807; when about a year and a half old he moved with his parents to what is now Trigg Co., Ky.; married Lucinda Jones, Feb. 25, 1829; 4 daus., 4 sons; his wife, two sons, 1 daughter predeceased him; died April 25, 1893 in residence of son, John W. Young, Paducah, Ky.
KATE SOUTHGATE wife of J. H. Southgate died Durham, N.C., Feb. 18, 1893.
ELIZABETH G. THOMAS born Leitchfield, Ky., Nov. 17, 1816; married Evans Rogers, July 7, 1836; died April 14, 1893.
WALTER C. BRYANT born Feb. 8, 1892; died Mar. 24, 1893.
CALLIE MATHEWS second daughter of James F. Mathews, Tulip, Ark., born Mar. 7, 1874; died Apr. 27, 1893. "Her mother asked her if she was afraid to die." ‘No Mamma but I want to live’".
ADELINE SARVER born Feb. 25, 1818; died in residence of son, Alfred Sarver near Pondville, Tenn., Dec. 11, 1892; a grandniece of Bishop McKendree; married A. A. Sarver; surviving children were Mrs. Dr. Anthony, Mrs. John Gleaves, Alfred Sarver. Burial in Sarver graveyard
CLARA C. PERRY daughter of Dr. Eli and Mary Perry born Mar. 27, 1878; died Waverly, Tenn., Mar. 27, 1893.
MARY ELIZA YATES born Grayson Co., Ky., June 24, 1841; married Samuel L. Wortham, Sept. 10, 1868; died April. 23, 1893.
DOUGLAS S. GREEVER son of Gen. J. S. and Mary S. Greever, Chilhowie, Va., born June 15, 1890; died March 5, 1893.
July 13, 1893
LAURA GREEN FITE born Nashville, Tenn., June 8, 1834; died June 22, 1893; oldest child of Dr. A. L. P. Green; married T. D. Fite, June 8, 1853; 8 children.
Hon. WASHINGTON B. RUSSELL born Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 2, 1814; died Hickman Co., Tenn., Feb. 24, 1893; married (1) Charity M. Jones, Feb. 27, 1838; (2) Catharine B. Walker, Nov. 14, 1852; served in state legislature in 1872; a justice of the peace for years; 8 children from his marriages.
ANGELINE O'REILLY EDMONDSON born Nov. 12, 1821; married James Edmondson, Dec. 7, 1837; died Jan. 14, 1893; married at age 16, widowed before she was 20 years old.
JAMES HARVEY MITCHELL born Bourbon Co., Ky., May 8, 1811; about 2 years old when his father died; moved to Pike Co., Mo; married Harriet Hendrix in 1834; 2 sons, 4 daughters. He died April 19, 1893.
MORDULAR MAYES born Sumner Co., Tenn., May 1, 1875; died April 12, 1893.
BESSIE V. BROCK daughter of J. N. and Sallie J. Brock born Mar. 20, 1886; died Mar. 24, 1893.
LEROY CLEVELAND PLANT only son of T. G. and Mary E. Plant born Humphreys Co., Tenn., Dec. 24, 1884; died Mar. 9, 1893.
July 20, 1893
THERE WERE NO OBITUARIES PUBLISHED IN THIS ISSUE OF THE PERIODICAL.
July 27, 1893
JULIET E. GOODING oldest child of the Rev. William L. and Cassander (Phillips) FARROW, born Mason Co., Ky., Dec. 5, 1827; died St. Joseph, Mo., May 2, 1893; married John Gooding.
JOEL D. McCORMICK born. Jan. 20, 1837, Buckingham Co., Va.; died Feb. 11, 1893; married Mary Gibson, 1868.
J. W. CONDREY born in Va., 1815; moved to Grenada, Miss. in 1836; married in 1844; died recently.
MAGGIE I. FERGUSON daughter of John K. and Eliza Ferguson, Louisville, Ky., died Mar. 17, 1893; married Thomas D. Geoghegan, Sept. 21, 1884; 4 children.
Mrs. HARRIET HOGAN died Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 14, 1892 in her 75th year of age; married Jacob E. Hogan, Oct. 15, 1835; 9 children.
Mrs. FANNIE HARGROVE died May 14, 1893 in the 53rd year of her age.
JESSIE B. JENKINS born Halifax Co., N.C., 1815; joined Methodist Church in 1839; moved to Hardeman Co., Tenn. in 1847 where he ever afterwards lived; raised three families of children; died Feb. 13, 1893.
ELMINA DRUMMOND born Mar. 3, 1823; died Waverly, Tenn., April 8, 1893; married (1) Urich H. Sykes, Jan. 3, 1838; (2) Harvey Nichols (died May 20, 1855), June 30, 1844; (3) Rev. Zaccheus Drummond, Dec. 21, 1860. "Indeed she was acquainted with grief."
MARY M. MYRICK born Haywood Co., Tenn., Mar. 9, 1860; married Samuel T. Myrick, Dec. 28, 1876; died Martin, Tenn., May 28, 1893.
LAVINIA MURRELL, nee Naylor, born Adair Co., Ky., Aug. 1, 1833; died in same county, May 22, 1893; married Anderson Murrell (died June 1, 1883), Feb. 9, 1893; ten children.
SOPHRONIA A. WOLFE daughter of Lafarch and Louisa Dew, born Todd Co., Ky., Aug. 25, 1847; married Valentine Wolfe, Feb. 3, 1867; died Sharon Grove, Ky., May 26, 1893; 8 children, all living.
E. M. DAVIS oldest daughter of S. T. and C. M. Lane born near Vicksburg, Miss., June 12, 1836; moved to Carroll Co., Miss.; married Dr. J. J. Davis, June 21, 1853; died Montgomery Co., Miss., May 25, 1893.
ELIZA ALLEN, nee Gottie, born Aug. 12, 1816; married George H. Allen, Dec. 23, 1834; died 8 miles no. of Mulberry, Tenn., July 11, 1893; left widower and 4 children.
LAURA S. HARWELL born May 25, 1863, Roane Co., Tenn.; died Tarrant Co., Texas, April 13, 1893; moved with widowed mother to Texas in 1892.
CLARA BELL ADAMS daughter of B. F. and Pearl Adams born Apr. 23, 1893; died July 13, 1893.
Dr. A. W. COLE born Limestone Co., Ala., Apr. 18, 1837; died Arlington, Tenn., May 13, 1893; married Mary C. Hatcher, Feb. 5, 1867; 3 daughters, 1 son.
JAMES H. LOCKE born Mar. 4, 1817; died Apr. 5, 1893; married Isabella Thompson, Dec. 16, 1841; several children.
MARY KILPATRICK oldest daughter of William C. and Elizabeth Stewart, born near Carrollton. Ala., Aug. 28, 1860; married Oscar T. Kilpatrick, Dec. 6, 1882; died San Antonio, Texas, Mar. 10, 1893.
Rev. GEORGE W. GRAVES, Georgetown, Texas, died June 11, 1893.
LIZZIE M. BRADLEY, nee Deeds, born Todd Co., Ky., Nov. 4, 1858; died in same county, May 3, 1893; married O. Perry Bradley, July 8, 1884; 2 sons, 2 daughters.
CHARLES WATKINS only son of Jesse C. and Eliza D. GILLESPIE born Sumner Co., Tenn., July 15, 1874; died March 30, 1893.
FANNIE O. CUMMINGS born April 29, 1877; died DeSoto Co., Miss., Mar. 5, 1893.
LULA VAUGHAN daughter of W. H. and Lucy Mitchell, born April 8, 1869; married Shanon Vaughan, Nov. 28, 1888; died May 14, 1893.
WILLIAM SPIKES born Edgefield Dist., S.C., May 25, 1828; married Ellen P. Medow, Nov. 7, 1850; died Obion Co., Tenn., April 4, 1893.
Mrs. J. W. HARRIS daughter of Matthew and Lucy Weaver born Pittsylvania Co., Va., Dec. 19, 1802; married H. H. Harris, Madison Co., Ala., Mar. 1819; moved to DeSoto Co., Miss. in 1838; died January 13, 1893.
MARGARET S. BAILEY, nee Grigsby, born Feb. 16, 1862; died Mar. 16, 1893; married Oct. 15, 1884; 5 children.
ELIZABETH O. BURT, nee Neville widow of John Lockhart Burt, died Morgan Co., Ala., June 16, 1893 aged 71 years, 8 months and 4 days old; 2 sons, 3 daughters.
NANCY J. ELLIOTT wife of J. P. Elliott born Stewart Co., Tenn., May 23, 1827; died Nov. 19, 1892.
JOHN C. RAY born Bedford Co., Tenn., Nov. 29, 1828; married Jane Rengor, Nov. 4, 1855; died May 5, 1893.
HARRIET H. BAYLIES wife of Judge Nicholas Baylies, born Lyndon, Vermont, Nov. 8, 1832; daughter of General William Cahoon, a sometime lieutenant-governor of Vermont; married in 1842; her husband was of Montpelier, Vt. but then living in Louisiana; first ten years of marriage spent in the South; 8 children. Died Des Moine, Iowa, Jan. 1, 1893.
Miss MARY P. WEAVER daughter of Hugh and Matilda Weaver born Monroe Co., Miss. June 1859; died July 1892.
ANDREW J. EVANS born Sept. 19, 1855; died May 25, 1893.
CLARA B. ROANE born Calhoun Co., Miss., July 1, 1868; married J. A. Roane, Nov. 13, 1891; died Grenada, Miss., April 2, 1893.
Dr. JOSEPH N. JOHNSON born Madison, Ga., Oct. 16, 1833; died Talladega, Ala., May 5, 1893 graduate, Philadelphia Medical College; specialized working with the deaf; left widow and 2 sons and 2 daughters.
MAGGIE SMART "is dead."
ELIZABETH G. KNOX born Sept. 9, 1831; died Bedford Co., Tenn., Mar. 17, 1893; married W. F. Knox, Sept. 23, 1855; settled in Wilson Co., Tenn.; he died in military service, Civil War.
KATIE MARIE daughter of L. G. DANIEL died Tuscaloosa, Ala. June 29, 1893 aged 22 months.
SUSAN C. ROBERSON, nee Black, widow of John P. Roberson, born Cleburne co., Ala., Dec. 17, 1833[?]; married Oct. 23, 1862; died near Seddon, Ala., June 7, 1893; 2 children.
DESDEMON HOLLAND wife of Wiley Holland born Mar. 29, 1810; died Robertson Co., Tenn., Mar. 10, 1893; mother of 13 children, 7 having predeceased her.
SORENA RICE wife of J. M. Rice died June 8, 1893 in her 65th year of age.
JOHN W. DANDA born Jan. 10, 1830; died Mt. Washington, Ky., Feb. 5, 1893; married Sallie A. Hough, Oct. 28, 1856.
Mrs. C. JEWELL died Memphis, Tenn., July 9, 1893 aged 79 years, 4 months.
Tribute of Respect for Mrs. VINIE LOWE who died recently; by Sunday School, Wesley Methodist Church; undated.
BESSIE LEIPER daughter of James A. Leiper, Murfreesboro, Tenn. died recently aged 19 years
Rev. JAMES YOUNGE born Bedford Co., Tenn., Nov. 16, 1820; died Webster, Florida, May 21, 1893; member Sons of Temperance.
MINNIE LEE daughter of Lee PYLANT born Jan. 11, 1890; died Mar. 3, 1893.
ROBERT BOND born Aug. 24, 1878; drowned in Cumberland River, June 15, 1893.
MEDIS J. ROBERTS born Claiborne Co., Miss., 1822; moved in youth to Trigg Co., Ky.; daughter of Mahala and Rebecca Ingram; died April 7, 1893; married (1)--- Nelson; 1 son, William; (2) William Roberts, 1871.
WILLIAM C. WYNN born in Ga., Aug. 18, 1818; died Attala Co., Miss. Feb. 12, 1893; married (1) Mary J. McGee, Feb. 15, 1842 and she died three years later leaving 2 children; (2) Matilda Weatherby (died 1877), Dec. 1846.
MARTHA CHAMBERS daughter of F. M. and M. A. Johns, wife of M. L. Chambers, born Obion Co., Tenn. Aug. 16, 1850; died May 26, 1893.
THOMAS McNIELLY STARK CUNNINGHAM son of Elijah W. and Harriet N. Cunningham, born Dickson Co., Tenn., Dec. 26, 1868, youngest of 9 children; died Clarksville, Tenn., April 26, 1893.
L. EDGAR REESE born Mar. 7, 1860; died Mar. 17, 1893; married Lucy Marks, Oct. 17, 1882.
MARSHALL W. LIGON son of the Rev. J. C. and F. C. Ligon born Lincoln Co., Ark., Sept. 1, 1871; died in same county at Star City, Jan. 23, 1893; burial in Greenmount Cemetery.
ELIZABETH L. PARKER, nee Faver, born Marshall Co., Miss., Nov. 13, 1856; graduate, Franklin Female College, Holly Springs, Miss., 1874; married Horace B. Parker, Byhalia, Miss., Oct. 30, 1879; died Little Rock, Ark., Mar. 3, 1893; left widower and five children.
Tribute of Respect for Miss CONNIE FARMER by Martin Chapel Sunday School; undated.
MARY M. MORRISON born Fairview, Ky., Aug. 27, 1860; died near Pembroke, Ky., July 17, 1893; daughter of C. W. and Annie Morrison.
Tribute of Respect for Miss JOSIE McCLANAHAN who died May 8, 1893; by Class #5, school officials; undated.
ALLINE daughter of John and Willard MARKS born July 28, 1890; died from burn injuries, Dec. 26, 1892.
VIRGINIA G. WEAVER, nee Anderson, born Shelby Co., Tenn., April 30, 1849; married J. L. Weaver when 20 years old; moved to Grayson Co., Texas and 9 years later moved to Pinson, Tenn.; died in Camden, Tenn., April 13, 1893. Husband was Methodist preacher in Memphis Conf.
HARRIET B. JENKINS daughter of George and Jane Charlton born Oct. 23, 1832; married C. T. Jenkins, Oct. 3, 1858; died April 16, 1893.
Colonel W. [William] P. [Pitts] MORRIS born Sumner Co., Tenn., Jan. 12, 1817; married Elvira J. Johnson, Aug. 3, 1838 and moved to Camden, Tenn. where he died April 22, 1893; successful merchant, sometime county court clerk; served twice in the state senate. Rev. J. L. Weaver wrote, "I had to leave him to be done a few days, he said, 'I don't know that I will be here when you come back, but if I am not, you know where to find me. Just keep in the track and come on over. It will not be long."
OLIVE WALKER COLE, Gibson Co., Tenn., born Orange Co., N.C., Mar. 19, 1812; died May 23, 1893; married Samuel F. Cole, Nov. 17, 1831 and moved to west Tenn. in the fall of 1832; devout Methodist.
MARY F. HERRELD born Jan. 10, 1856; married John M. Herrald, May 12, 1889; died recently.
WILLIAM PORTER GASTON, 5 year old son of William H. and Anna Gaston died April 24, 1893; his siblings: Spencer, Martha, Chiever, Katharine and Langdon.
WILLIAM M. ROSE born Brunswick Co., Va., Dec. 11, 1804; died Nashville, Tenn., May 28, 1893; moved to Giles Co., Tenn. with family in 1811; married Valerie V. Cockrill, Aug. 15, 1832; daughter of Major John Cockrill, Tuscumbia, Ala.; she died in 1848 leaving 8 children and he married Louisa Tipton daughter of General Ed Tipton, Bedford Co., Tenn., Jan. 22, 1850; 2 children surviving from this marriage.
R. B. LOFTIN born Williamson Co., Tenn., June 1, 1819; died Yazoo Co., Miss., April 4, 193; moved to this county in 1844; married Mary Bell; one daughter.
SALLIE J. BROCK, nee Weigart, born Deadham, Texas, May 27, 1857; married James N. Brock, Sept. 1, 1872 and settled near Sharon, Tenn.; died March 26, 1893 leaving widower and 5 sons.
August 3, 1893
JOHN CALHOUN born Cumberland Co., N.C., Jan. 6, 1814; died Clarke Co., Ala., Mar. 17, 1893; of Scots derivation; married Sallie McLeod, Dec. 27, 1838; 14 children, 3 sons, 2 daughters surviving him. Two sons, Revs. Charles W. and Stewart Calhoun, Ala. Methodist Conference predeceased him. Burial in Old Union Cemetery beside his wife.
R. C. GREGORY born Union Dist., S.C., Nov. 27, 1827; moved to Lawrence Co., Tenn. in 1830; to Shelby Co., Tenn. in 1851 where he died Dec. 1, 1892; married Sarah Jane Newton, Dec. 10, 1851; surviving were 2 sons and his widow.
ELIZABETH G. WHITESIDE daughter of Moses H. and Jane Henry, born Sumner Co., Tenn., Nov. 12, 1814; married Russell Whiteside, Feb. 17, 1831; died Sharon Grove, Ky., Feb. 14, 1893; surviving were her 86 year old widower, 4 children and several grandchildren.
ROGER LEWIS son of R. M. and Sallie LATIMER, Guntown, Miss., born Apr. 8, 1892; died May 11, 1893.
August 10, 1893
MARY WINTERSMITH daughter of Richard and Emma (Hughes) Wintersmith, deceased, Logan Co., Ky., born Nov. 19, 1872; died April 2, 1893.
SUSAN PETERS CHEAIRS wife of Major N. F. Cheairs, daughter of Colonel William and Jannet McKissick, born Roxboro, N.C., Nov. 30, 1821; moved with parents to Spring Hill, Tenn. about 1832; married September 2, 1841.
LEE LEWIS daughter of R. H. and M. E. ALLEY, born Davidson Co., Tenn., Dec. 8, 1865; married R. F. Lewis, April 6, 1886; died Mar. 15, 1893; 3 children, 1 surviving her.
R. K. HARWELL born Feb. 21, 1855; died April 30, 1893; surviving were widow and several children.
MARY FRANCES GRIFFITH daughter of Benjamin F. and Margaret Griffith born Sept. 17, 1879; died September 28, 1892.
SARAH A. TUCKER, nee Bishop, wife of J. J. Tucker, born May 21, 1825; married in 1854; died July 8, 1893. Mulberry, Tennessee.
CALMA STAMPER WINN wife of the Rev. George W. Winn, Tennessee Methodist Conference died in Nashville, Tenn., August 4, 1893 in her 72nd year of age. An obituary written by William M. Green appeared in the December 21, 1893 issue of the ADVOCATE. It is reproduced on page 138.
From the August 10, 1893 issue concerning the recent death of Calma Stamper Winn; the obituary published in the December 21, 1893 issue:
MRS. CALMA CARLYLE WINN.
Mrs. Calma Carlyle Winn, the beloved wife of Rev. Geo. W. Winn, an esteemed member of the Tennessee Annual Conference, was born in Granville County, N.C., August 8, 1821; and died at her home in West End, Nashville, August 4, 1893. She was the eldest of nine children -the daughter of Jno. W. D. and Sarah B. Stamper. Her father was a highly educated man, especially gifted in elocution and mathematics. He was a relative of Rev. Jonathan Stamper, a very popular and widely known Methodist preacher of Kentucky. Mr. Stamper was a man of wealth and reared his family in affluence. It is said that the oldest daughter (Calma) resembled her gifted father in physique and mental endowment. Mrs. Winn possessed up to the hour of her death an evenness of temper and suavity of manner that could only be evolved from the cultus of heredity. Her maternal grandfather was a soldier of the Revolution, losing an eye in the defense of liberty.
Mr. Stamper removed to Tennessee in 1829, selecting Franklin County as a place of residence, because of the resemblance to the Old North State in qualities of health and soil. Quite a number of superior families settled thereabouts at the same time. All the members of the Stamper family (Miss Calma having the honor of being first) professed faith in Christ shortly after their arrival in Tennessee. Miss Calma was quite young at the time of her conversion, which memorable event occurred at the old Farris Camp ground, near Winchester, Tenn. Like an old Methodist, never did she forget the date and circumstances of her spiritual espousal.
Rev. Geo. W. Winn had been a traveling preacher for four years, and filled four appointments, when he met, loved, and wedded the fairest of women, which happy marriage occurred February 22, 1844. Nearly fifty years they itinerated in Middle Tennessee and North Alabama. The waves of blessed influence which they set in motion during these years of toil for the Master will only be measured when the Books are opened, and they stand in the presence of the King in his beauty. A Methodist itinerant and his faithful wife—two and two—that is the apostolic plan. Mrs. Winn was delicate all her life, but claimed no indulgence on that account. She never opened her lips against an appointment, believing that they came from God, and were for the best. Her husband says that she was the most radical itinerant he ever saw. While her home and children were never neglected, she was active in the Sunday school and in charitable work. Her servants were devoted to her, because of the interest she took in their welfare and in her just dealing with them. She adhered to certain old Methodist habits, e. g. arising at 4 A. M. for prayer and the reading of the Scriptures.
She had four children. George, her oldest, was a Confederate soldier in Gen. Bate’s regiment. He fell in the battle of Peach-tree Creek, Georgia, in 1863. Sallie, who married Mr. J. W. Turner, of Sumner County, Tenn., died 1867. Two who love the memory of their mother remain: Robert Soule Winn, a much-esteemed citizen of Dallas vicinity, Tex., and Mrs. Susie Washington, wife of an intelligent farmer, Mr. W. D. Shute, of Davidson County. It cannot be estimated, except by an angel mathematician; the amount of blessedness this good daughter was to her mother during her long illness, and now she is the same inestimable blessing to her father. It was not an idle remark that fell from parental lips: "What could I do now without Susie?"
The death of Mrs. Winn was a benison. She had been waiting for years the coming of the Master. Without pain, without a regret, without a shadow resting upon her spirit, she passed from a circle of loving friends to another circle that shall never be broken. We buried her on the east side of Mount Olivet, on a grassy slope kissed by the first rays of the sun and vocal with the earliest songs of the birds.
WM. M. GREEN.
August 17, 1893
MARTHA A. TURNER, nee Shirley, born Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 18, 1805; died Carrollton, Miss., July 10, 1893; moved with her father, Thomas Shirley and family to Barren Co., Ky. in 1807; married John Snoddy, Feb. 26, 1824 and he died May 30, 1830 leaving her with one son, John T. Snoddy who died Jan. 3, 1879 in his 56th year of age. In 1831 they moved to Howard Co., Mo. to live with her brother, Major James A. Shirley. She married Edward W. Turner, Sept. 24, 1834 and had 6 children, those surviving: James A., Georgia T. Smith, Pauline Dickson and Laura Summers. They moved to a farm in Carroll Co., Mo. in April
1842 and in 1875 moved to Carrollton with her widowed daughter, Mrs. Dickson and her five children. Ed W. Turner died March 17, 1879.
LOVICK PIERCE, a biographical sketch:
LOVICK PIERCE: HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT.
From May, 1812, till November, 1879, few names were oftener seen in Methodist papers than the name of the "old man eloquent," Lovick Pierce. He was a member of the first delegated General Conference that met in New York, May; 1812, and except 1816 and 1820-during his temporary location on account of family necessities—he was a member of every one following, down to 1878.
He was a great preacher; all in all, it may be doubted if any in our Church surpassed him. He was a vigorous, thinker, till he was a very old man. Some days since, in looking over Bishop Haygood's memorial, address, delivered in; Oxford, Ga., a few days after the great old man left the field of his lifelong labors, we, were much impressed with some statements concerning his youth, and first years as a preacher. Bishop Haygood had access to a fragmentary autobiographical sketch, written by Dr. Pierce, in his eighty-fifth year, at the request of the late Dr. E. H. Myers, long editor of the Southern Christian Advocate. A much fuller sketch by his own hand, of his "Life and Times," was destroyed in the Publishing House fire of 1872. Of his first days he tells us:
I was born in Halifax County, N. C, March 24, 1785, but brought to South Carolina, I think, in 1788, and brought up in Barnwell District, on Tinker’s Creek, twenty-three miles northeast of Augusta, Ga. I came of good human stock.
It seems so; for Captain Pierce and his wife brought up ten children with "never a case of sickness except three agues" that Lovick had. Nor was there a death among them, nor a dose of medicine taken! They were hard working farmers. None of the family ever attended a Methodist meeting till August, 1801 He says: " I joined the Church in the summer of 1802, and was converted in August, 1803." But in those days, when one joined as a "seeker," preachers, exhorters, class leaders, stewards, all kept him seeking till he found his peace.
What sort of a preacher could we grow up nowadays with the start and chance Lovick Pierce had? The prevalent belief was "Hard-shell" Calvinism: "If I am to be saved, I will be." Dr. Pierce's people were moral, not religious. They stopped work on Sunday, but the boys were free to go fishing or rabbit hunting.
When he was converted the call came loudly to him that be must preach. Then he "resisted for nearly two years, till his religious life and peace disappeared, very much like a process of drying up." His own meditation on his state of mind at this time is pregnant with meaning for us all:
I simply felt as if it were a punishment for disobedience. And yet, in my defense of myself, I went upon the ground of not knowing whether I was called or not, foolishly asking for a "sign." And then, again, taking the ground that, even if I was called, I was too ignorant to preach, and could not undertake it. I now think that my idea of ignorance then arose chiefly from my illiterate condition. It never entered into my mind that a call to preach was, of course, a call to prepare for it. This was then a sort of ingrained error in American Methodists, to wit: That a man was emphatically called to preach just as the Lord might lay hands on him. I say this was an error of American Methodists; I do not think that English Methodists were ever much, if at all, affected with this low-bred enthusiasm.
This vigorous language expresses the deliberate judgment of such a man as Lovick Pierce, after such an experience, with right to opinions on such matters as few men in any age of the Church ever had. The fright and nervous perturbation on the occasion of his first effort nearly made an end of him. Let timid young preachers take courage. This country boy " rolled on the clean grass" and sobbed like a child when he cried to God for help. A boy may have too much composure. The reaction mixed with "satanic suggestions," tossed his soul for days after. But at his second effort an old-fashioned revival began, and he was delivered for good and all of "doubts about his call."
He was at Marietta, Ga., at the North Georgia Conference, Dec. 1, 1878, when, as is remembered, he preached his last sermon. From the first to that last (as he told his friend, now Bishop Haygood, who had been junior preacher to him his first year, 1860, in Columbus, Ga.), he "estimated that he preached twelve thousand sermons." And they were gospel sermons; he had no respect for any other sort.
Reverend LOVICK PIERCE, 1785-1879
Major BENJAMIN W. WILLIAMSON died July 28, 1893 in his 65th year of age in the residence of his nephew, Lewis W. Cherry, Little Rock, Arkansas.
CARRIE AIKEN, nee Webb, born Aug. 13, 1867; died April 27, 1893 in residence of father, John Webb, Knoxville, Tenn.; married S. S. Aiken, December 24, 1889.
Tribute of Respect for the Rev. A. N. ANTHONY who died recently; by committee from Green Grove Methodist Church; undated.
LUTHER STERLING son of Deforest A. and Martha J. CLOWDER born June 4, 1891; died July 17, 1893.
JOHN PEPPER DOBYNS born Mason Co., Ky., 1804; died Louisville, Ky., June 19, 1893; married Sallie Pepper; 5 daughters, 2 sons.
August 24, 1893
D. ABERNATHY McKNIGHT, Giles Co., Tenn., born Dec. 29, 1839; died June 9, 1893; married Emma Spiller, Jan. 23, 1870.
SALLIE S. WADE daughter of Ingram and Elizabeth Alexander born Henry Co., Va., Dec. 18, 1800; died Cumberland Co., Ky., June 25, 1893 in residence of son-in-law, E. B. Pace; moved with parents from Va. to Cumberland County in 1813; married Jeremiah Wade in 1821; 8 children. Husband died in 1838.
HANNAH GAUSE born Williamsburg, S.C., Feb. 18, 1816; died Ripley, Tenn., April 10, 1893 in residence of granddaughter, Mrs. R. D. Jenkins; married J. P. Gause, Feb. 21, 1833; 6 children, surviving were Thompson Gause of Ripley and Lawrence Gause of Covington, Tenn.
OLIVE E. COLE, nee Walker, born Orange Co., N.C., Mar. 19, 1812; died Gibson Co., Tenn., May 23, 1893; married Samuel F. Cole, Nov. 17, 1831; in the fall of 1831 they moved to Gibson Co., locating near Zion Church.
M. J. FLOWERS born Edgecombe Co., N.C., Mar. 8, 1811; died Tipton Co., Tenn., May 11, 1893; daughter of Henry and Sophia Cotton; married John Flowers in 1830; he was from Bladen Co., N.C.; they lived in Haywood Co., Tenn., then moved to Tipton Co., Tenn.
DRUSILLA B. STOVALL, nee Orandorff born Logan Co., Ky., April 10, 1849; died June 28, 1893; married Henry G. Stovall, Sept. 15, 1870.
ELIZABETH STONE, nee Knowles, born Itawamba Co., Miss., April 7, 1860; married N. J. Stone, Oct. 18, 1862; 4 daughters; died March 20, 1893.
MICHAEL WERT born Harrisburg, Pa., May 1815; when young moved to Lawrence Co., Ala.; he died in Petersburg, Tenn., July 5, 1893.
SARAH H. WELCH, principal of Welch High School, born Sept. 29, 1835; died Fulton, Ky., Dec. 26, 1892; married R. W. Welch, Dec. 23, 1852; he died Dec. 8, 1886; began teaching 30 years ago. Two sisters were Mrs. T. D. Martin and Mrs. Tharp of Martin, Tenn.
JAMES S. COWDEN born April 17, 1826; married Fanny Peebles, Jan. 12, 1854; died near Culleoka, Tenn., June 15, 1893 of a brief but painful illness; only surviving child was Mrs. Irene, wife of the Rev. D. F. Osteen.
August 31, 1893
JEREMIAH BURNETT born Spartanburg Co., S.C., Sept. 18, 1807; died Fayette Co., Tenn., July 14, 1893; moved from S.C. to Iredell Co., N.C. in 1830; married there to Mary F. Ellis in 1831 and moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. in 1849 where he died; "connected" with the Methodist Church in 1857; he and wife "had a grand time in the celebration of their golden wedding [anniversary]." 7 children, 6 surviving him.
MOLLIE GRAHAM, nee Hannah, wife of the Rev. E. B. Graham, died in parsonage, Germantown, Tenn., Aug. 2, 1893 aged 24 years and 6 months; eight months previously she had married Edward G. Graham.
Miss KATE COLES born Wilson Co., Tenn., Oct. 17, 1866; died June 23, 1893.
NANCY GILLOCH, nee Applegate, born Dec. 6, 1823; died in residence of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Snipes, Lula, Miss., May 10, 1893; married Michael Gilloch in 1840; 12 children, only 4 surviving her.
ELIZABETH daughter of Samuel and Ella Kirley died July 17, 1893, a little over 2 yrs. Old.
Tribute of Respect for FLORENCE HOCKETTE who died recently, a "much loved teacher" in the Wilkesboro Methodist Sunday School; by this group; undated.
NANNIE HAZEL BERRY daughter of W. C. and Ella Berry born Jan. 8, 1891; died Aug. 5, 1893.
Professor J. B. POWELL died June 8, 1893, a tribute by the Lascasses Sunday School; undated.
R. J. JARBOE born Marion Co., Ky., Feb. 22, 1866; died typhoid fever, Bowling Green, Ky., Aug. 3, 1893; married Birdie Strange, June 7, 1893.
JOHN S. WILLIS born Davidson Co., Tenn., Dec. 26, 1833; killed when thrown from a wagon, Aug. 7, 1893; joined Methodist Church at Bethlehem, Logan Co., Ky. in 1856; trustee at Bell's Chapel on Elkton Circuit; married Susan A., daughter of Rev. T. G. Reese, Sept. 6, 1866.
JESSE P. WALTON born Person Co., N.C., Nov. 11, 1814; moved to DeSoto Co., Miss. in 1845; married Martha A. Futrell, February 1846; she died in 1885; he died in residence of his daughter, Mrs. L. A. Carter, Senatobia, Miss., July 19, 1893.
SAMUEL JAMES WHITE, Kellyville, Texas, died July 19, 1893; born near Athens, Ala., Oct. 27, 1830 moved to Marion County, Texas in 1857; married (1) Carrie E. White (died Dec. 21, 1878), June 1, 1859; (2) Mrs. A. V. Foscus, 1880. He had six children.
SUSIE V. HENDON daughter of Hon. Jacob and Sallie Leech, born Charlotte, Tenn., Aug. 31, 1864; died Mineola, Texas, June 12, 1893; married (1) Watson B. Dismukes of Chatham Co., N.C.; one son; (2) G. P. Hendon of Mineola, Texas. Her brother, Daniel; her sister, Mrs. Leona Redding; her sister, Susie had all died within the last two years.
September 7, 1893
MARTHA ANN CHAMBERS born July 28, 1823; married the Rev. A. B. Rozell, July 15, 1846; died Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 3l, 1893. "A member of the writer's family called her a beautiful old woman. Like a crumbling palace it has beauty still, its outlines have loveliness; its tottering columns have grandeur."
Hon. A. T. FIELDER born Caswell Co., N.C., Mar. 3, 1814; married Isabella Tate, Nov. 29, 1832; moved to what is now Crockett Co., Tenn. in 1836-7; sometime member of the state legislature and served in the Constitutional Convention of 1870. "As a stump speaker he had few equals;" active Methodist layman. Died at Friendship, Tenn., August 1, 1893.
W. H. WALLACE died near Memphis, Tenn., July 27, 1893; member of Buntyn Methodist Church; twice married he had no children.
MOLLIE JONES, nee Flynt born Greenbrier, Miss., April 14, 1858; married T. W. Jones, Oct. 4, 1892; died July 18, 1893.
JAMES D. HUBBARD born Caswell Co., N.C., May 10, 1809; died Dec. 5, 1892; family moved to and settled near Nashville, Tenn.; he moved to Lauderdale Co., Tenn.; married February 18, 185l; his wife died April 21, 1888. [Her name is not given.]
HANNAH W. COLLETT daughter of John and Elizabeth Perry, born Russellville, Ky., Aug. 1, 1817; married Hiram Collett, June 2, 1836; died April 2, 1893; moved to Bowling Green, Ky. in 1842 and joined "the [Methodist] Church the first Sunday after her arrival."
Mrs. C. H. PATRICK died July 15, 1893 aged 77 years; married (1) William Sanford; (2) Daniel D. Patrick, a widower with 3 children whom she reared; no children of her own.
JOSEPH CARTER STARK son of Judge Jo. C. and L. A. Stark, born Springfield, Tenn., Dec. 23, 1859; married Miss Conn; 2 children, one, a boy, still living; he died Chocho, Ky., June 21, 1893.
September 14, 1893
JAMES HENRY EDWARDS son of Dr. E. B. and Sarah Edwards, born Todd Co., Ky., Aug. 22, 1850; joined Christian Church in May 1871; married Emma, only daughter of Rev. David Morton, Dec. 21, 1882; died July 24, 1893; a son, Morton Edwards, died 4 months before he died.
Dr. JOHN WELLS VANDIVER son of John Vandiver, born Spartanburg Co., S.C., Jan. 15, 1821; studied medicine; married Martha E. Weaver, second daughter of Rev. M. M. and Jane E. Weaver, 1853; moved to Hendersonville, N.C. but moved to Spartanburg in 1862 and in 1871 to Weaverville, N.C. where he died June 30, 1893.
HUGH THOMPSON born Sept. 6, 1806; married Mary H. Blackwell, June 23, 1825; 8 children, the oldest and youngest still living; died August 10, 1892.
Rev. WILLIAM QUIMBY SEWELL born Moore Co., N.C., May 11, 1819; died Morgan Co., Ala., July 30, 1893; his parents moved family to Hall Co., Ga. in 1823; he became a Methodist preacher in 1858; ordained deacon Oct. 28, 866; ordained elder July 30, 1871; a Royal Arch Mason; married (1) Sarah F. Kimbell; 1 son, 7 daus.; (2) Margaret Ann daughter of John F. Banks, Nov. 24, 1859; 6 sons, 1 daughter. He was the oldest of sixteen children.
Miss ELLEN C. MITCHELL born Aug. 11,. 1853; died near Sadlersville, Tenn., July 1, 1893; joined Methodist Church in July 1871.
CHARLES BROWN second son of Charles C. and Martha L. CLARK born Sumner Co., Tenn., Apr. 27, 1871; drowned Station Camp Creek, June 5, 1893; nephew of R. K. Brown.
M. A. SULLIVAN daughter of William D. and Elizabeth Reggan born Warren Co., N.C., Sept. 18, 1832; moved to Miss. at age 11 years; married P. O. Sullivan when 21 years old; 9 children, 8 surviving her. She died recently.
September 21, 1893
CORA OWENS daughter of J. A. and E. A. Owens, born McMinn Co., Tenn., Dec. 5, 1868; died Parker Co., Texas, July 23, 1893; burial at Wade's Chapel.
SAMUEL R. HOPKINS born Rutherford Co., Tenn., July 11, 1857; died in residence of father-in-law, J. P. Ogilvie, Marshall Co., Tenn., July 29, 1893; married Mary Ogilvie, Dec. 28, 1892; buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
EDDIE PAYNE son of R. A. and Sue Payne born Mar. 16, 1874; died Marshall, Miss., Feb. l0, 1893; assistant secretary of YMCA for more than a year.
ROSALINDE LUCAS born Aug. 20, 1827; married John Lucas, Nov. 27, 1857; 4 children; died Muhlenburg Co., Ky., Aug. 24, 1893.
DORA WADE, nee King, born July 28, 1839; died Decatur, Alabama, Aug. 12, 1893; married M. C. Wade, Oct. 11, 1860; 3 sons, 1 surviving her; joined Methodist Church in 1854.
JAMES N. COOK died in August 1893, Lisbon, Louisiana.
CLARA HOLT daughter of S. T. Holt, born Feb. 12, 1889; died Hays Mill, Ala., June 22, 1893.
SUSIE H. WILLIAMS only child of William and Loulie (Hyde) Williams, died Davidson Co., Tenn., Sept. l0, 1893 in residence of grandfather, Wellington H. Hyde, Sept. 11, 1893.
NOVELLA P. daughter of W. J. and E. A. ROBERTS, born near Sparta, Tenn., Oct. 18, 1872; moved to Danville, Ala. in 1878; married William J. Poteed, June 9, 1889 and moved to Alvarado, Texas in April 1893; died there August 7, 1893.
PHILIP POINTER born Lincoln Co., N.C., May 29, 1837; moved to Marshall Co., Miss. in 1845; married Lizzie McClure in 1859; became a resident of Como, Miss. in 1880; died Aug. 17, 1893.
REBECCA ROGERS daughter of William and Mary Bishop died Wilson Co., Tenn., Aug. 4, 1893; married A. R. Rogers; two children.
CARRIE GREER born in Texas, July 15, 1855; died Bowling Green, Ky., Aug. 19, 1893 in residence of brother, Lee Greer.
ALBERT POYNER died Aug. 15, 1893 aged 43 years, 7 months, 23 days; members of Bowen's Chapel (Methodist).
Rev. A. D. McVAY, JR. born Selma, Ala., Jan. 7, 1868; died Mansfield, La., Aug. 15, 1893; had a. "young wife." Methodist preacher.
Rev. JOSEPH CROSS, DD, LLD, died in Downer's Grove, Ill., Sept. 5, 1893 in his 81st year of age and in his 65th year of Methodist ministry.
NATHANIEL H. ROBERTSON born N.C., April 24, 1816; died Nashville, June 29, 1893; married Sarah Grubbs, Oct. 23, 1851; she died about 6 years ago in residence of their son, Prof. R. D. S. Robertson in Columbia, Tennessee.
September 28, 1893
Rev. J. M. OWENS, pastor of Bolton Circuit, No. Georgia Methodist Conference died near Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 13, 1893; burial in Covington, Ga.
JAMES T. BALLARD born LaGrange, Ala.; died when thrown from runaway carriage-team, Aug. 29, 1893 aged 53 years of age.
Dr. J. A. APPLEWHITE born Marion Co., Miss., Jan. 15, 1824; moved with parents to Carroll Co. in 1835 where he ever afterwards lived; married Sarah F. Watson, Dec. 8, 1847; died June 8, 1893; studied medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.
MARY E. SWINDELL born Apr. 30, 1872; died June 27, 1893; a wife and mother.
MARIA STOLLENWERCK born Greensboro, Ala., May 26, 1863; died Bayou La Batre, June 3, 1893; daughter of Henry A. and Maria (Drake) Stollenwerck.
MABRY third son of William H. and Sallie LYLE died Sept. 8, 1893; born in Morgan Co., September 23, 1875.
WILLIAM A. JORDAN born March 3, 1841; died July 23, 1893; married Susan J. Churm, Dec. 12, 1866.
ALICE E. BUCKLEY wife of J. P. Buckley, Wilson Co., Tenn., born May 22, 1855; died June 17, 1893; 6 children; had married in April 1876.
NANCY MORTON McCLELLAND born Iredell Co., N.C., Jan. 17, 1806; married Capt. John McClelland; moved to Bradley Co., Tenn. in 1827; died June 1893.
S. A. SMOTHERMAN oldest son of the Rev. I. G. and C. A. Smotherman born Dec. 28, 1848; died July 18, 1893.
SUSAN PORTER MARTIN born Smith Co., Tenn. in 1829; moved to Maury Co., Tenn.; married Dr. John B. Copeland in 1854; died Jan. 1, 1893 in south Nashville, Tenn.
ELIZA S. WYATT daughter of William and Jane Mathews born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Mar. 20, 1845; married James Wyatt, Nov. 23, 1864; died June 22, 1893; 6 children.
ISAAC LOVE born in 1827; died Aug. 4, 1893; married Nannie W. DeWitt in 1849; 9 children; moved to Fannin Co., Texas in 1870.
MARY J. AUSTIN born July 27, 1820; died in residence of son, James Austin, Henderson Co., Tenn., Aug. 20, 1893.
Tribute of Respect for Mrs. PATTIE CHAMBERS who died recently; by Chapel Hill Methodist Sunday School; undated.
LAURA ELLEN BLACKWOOD daughter of Rev. J. G. and Eliza Blackwood born Apr. 30, 1891; died Bakersville, Tenn., June 5, 1893.
ESTHER ANN HUMPHRIES born Guilford Co., N.C., May 6, 1810; died Sept. 11, 1893.
October 5, 1893
HUGH S. CRAWFORD born Aug. 29, 1809; died Wadesboro, N.C., March 1, 1893.
ESTHER E. LEGG, nee Persinger, born North Port, La., June 10, 1865; married Geo. C. Legg, Buford, Ga., Dec. 8, 1891; died in Ga., Sept. 2, 1893; only sister of Rev. J. C. Persinger.
INEZ E. HUGHES daughter of Thomas and Susan A. Powers, born Oct. 12, 1873; married Dr. Porter Hughes, Jan. 1891; died Aug. 30, 1893 in her father's residence, Gilbertsboro, Ala.
M. J. H. BROWN born July 23, 1830; died April 3, 1893.
MATTIE B. DUNCAN daughter of Robert and Nellie Lemond, born Sept. l0, 1840; married F. W. Duncan, Aug. 18, 1862; he died in 1878; she died June 18, 1893; burial at Neal's Chapel.
Tribute of Respect for GRACIE MORELAND who died recently; by Y. P. S. C. E., Rowland, Ala., of which organization she had been secretary; dated Sept. 17, 1893.
NATHAN MAR born in S.C., 1797; died Jan. 8, 1893; moved to DeKab Co., Ala. and in 1851 to Pontotoc Co., Miss.; married (1) Miss Smith; second wife's name not given; had 6 sons, 6 daughters.
October 12, 1893
MINERVA B. MILES daughter of Hon. Jesse and Mary Croones, Spencer Co., Ky., married Geo. W. Miles, Sept. 22, 1848; died Aug. 15, 1893 aged 73 years, 7 months and 3 days; burial in Mt. Holly Cemetery.
JANE PARKINSON born Nov. 12, 1820, Lincoln Co., Tenn.; moved to Panola Co., Miss. with parents; married George Parkinson, Feb. 24, 1853; died August 5, 1893.
MAGGIE L. WILLIAMS, nee Wylie, born Jan. 19, 1868; married Thomas Williams, Aug. 19, 1886; died Aug. 29, 1893; 2 children. Texas.
NATHANIEL ROBERTSON born in N.C. about 1808; moved to Tenn. with parents when he was four years old; married Nancy C. Padgett, July 21, 1836; she died Aug. 26, 1871 and he married Susan C. Stovall, Oct. 29, 1873; he died near Castalian Springs, Tenn., Sept. 3, 1893; had ten children from the first marriage.
JOSEPH CLEMENTS born Henry Co., Ky., Aug. 19, 1846; died Aug. 27, 1893; left his widow.
MARY J. RUSHING youngest child of the Rev. J. T. Rushing, born Owensboro, Ky., Aug. 11, 1880; died Elkton, Ky., September 24, 1893.
WILLIAM HENRY youngest son of Louis M. and M. E. SCALES died August 29, 1893.
October 19, 1893
ANNIE GARLAND FULTON daughter of Chancellor Landon C. Garland, Vanderbilt University, born Tuscaloosa, Ala., Feb. 7, 1849; married Robert Burwell Fulton, Dec. 20, 1871, professor, now chancellor of University of Mississippi; 7 children, 4 sons, 1 daughter surviving her. She died August 15, 1893. A long panegyric written by William Rice Sims.
JAMES B. DUNAGAN born Dickson Co., Tenn., Nov. 10, 1826 and died there Sept. 13, 1893; married a daughter of Solomon and Jerusha Petty; a daughter, Mrs. Louise V. McMahon.
T. W. ADAMS son of J. M. and N. H. Adams, born McNairy Co., Tenn., June 21, 1846; married Willie Watkins, Eddyville, Ky., Oct. 25, 1882; died Aug. 10, 1893.
S. A. CROSS, nee Parr, born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Oct. 29, 1815; married Francis M. Cross, June 5, 1834; moved to Ouachita Co., Ark. in 1844 and died there July 20, 1893.
LAURA G. FITE wife of Thomas D. Fite, daughter of Dr. A. L. P. and Mary (Eliston) Green; died June 22, 1893, Nashville, Tenn.
JAMES E. DINWIDDIE son of James L. and L. C. Dinwiddie, born May 1, 1888; died Sept. 28, 1893.
IDA FLEMING, nee King, born 1865 in Marshall Co., Tenn.; married William Fleming, May 10, 1883; died Sept. 7, 1893.
October 26, 1893
NANCY COLLIER daughter of Robert and Nancy Oates, wife of Matthew Collier, born Lincoln (now Cleveland) Co., N.C., Jan. 18, 1816; died Waynesboro, Tenn., May 3, 1893; married Feb. 9, 1837.
N. A. E. JOHNSON, nee Hillard, born Mar. 5, 1823; married James P. Johnson; died Trezevant, Tenn., Sept. 12, 1893; 6 sons, 1 daughter.
MOLLIE PEEBLES died Cornersville, Tenn., Aug. 18, 1893; had one son.
ROBERT E. LEE PHELPS son of W. J. and Lou M: Phelps, grandson of Rev. Elisha and Cynthia Luter, born Dec. 23, 1863, Marshall Co., Ky.; he was 18 years old when his father died; he died August 24, 1893.
J. F. BRIGGS born Hickman Co., Tenn., Jan. 9, 1843; died Wartrace, Tenn., Aug. 17, 1893.
November 2, 1893
Rev. W. R. KIRK, pastor of Avondale Methodist Church, died Jacksonville, Ala., Sept. 28, 1893.
FANNIE E. HAYES born Russell Co., Ala., Aug. 31, 1840; daughter of Dr. J. H. and Sarah Thomas; married Dr. J. A. Hayes (died Feb. 10, 1883), Nov. 29, 1865; 7 children, 5 surviving her; died Sept. 15, 1893, having moved to Cotton Plant, Ark. in 1888.
MARGARETTE P. WEEMS, nee Graham, born July 6, 1809; married Allen Weems, Feb. l0, 1835; died Cherokee Co., Ala., Sept. 4, 1893.
ELVIRA A. McCARROLL daughter of Nicholas M. Ellis, born Pittsylvania Co., Va., Mar. 6, 1825; married Charles A. McCarroll, Apr. 6, 1847; a son and daughter; died May 29, 1893.
MARY E. WYATT born Dec. 6, 1860; married (1) Jesse M. Hall, Oct. 28, 1873; 4 children; (2) J. T. Hall, June 26, 1890; she died Sept. 9, 1893.
SUSAN STEPHENS born Dec. 19, 1844; died July 23, 1893; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Meeks, Dickson, Tenn.
RAY B. HOLT son of A. D. and Bessie Holt, born near Milan, Tenn., Sept. 1, 1891; died Aug. 2, 1893.
November 9, 1893
MARY BLACK wife of the Rev. W. S. BLACK, died Oxford, N.C., October 29, 1893.
ELIZA M. BRODIE born Sumner Co., Tenn., Jan. 9, 1814; moved with family to Montgomery Co., Tenn. in 1824 where she died July 7, 1893; at 17 years old married James Brodie who died 10 years before she died.
SARAH B. BYRNE born Marion Dist., S.C., Nov. 4, 1821; died Bay Minette, Ala., Sept. 25, 1893; married Peter Byrne in 1857; reared her stepchildren.
VIRGINIA daughter of C. L. and D. A. HOWERTON born Jan. 14, 1860; died June 19, 1893; married Dr. F. M. Ferris, Jan. 12, 1881; 2 children.
Miss JODIE PIERCE died recently.
Tribute of Respect for WILLIE MARTIN who died Sept. 28, 1893; by friends at New Hope Academy; undated.
MARTHA WEATHERLY, nee Ball, born Madison Co., Ala., Mar. 11, 1808; married Martin Weatherly, Jan. 15, 1828; died Talladega Co., Ala., Aug. 4, 1893.
WILLIAM T. HARDY died June 15, 1893 aged 36 years, 9 months; married a Miss Fly; one child.
CATHARINE LAURENCE, nee Refroe, born Ala., 1824; married Henry N. Laurence in 1848; died Lowndes Co., Miss., Sept. 20, 1893.
SAMUEL M. McCRACKEN born April 22, 1817; married (1) Eliza A. Payne, Nov. 19, 1849; (2) Margaret K. Rogers, July 28, 1868; a Cumberland Presbyterian; moved to Christmasville, Carroll Co., Tenn. and joined Missionary Baptist Church but later the Methodist Church; died Oct. 10, 1893.
THOMAS S. SMITH born Cumberland Co., Ky., Dec. 30, 1823; married Mary J. Miller, Sept. 22, 1853; joined Methodist Church at Pleasant Valley, Weakley Co., Tenn. in August 1866; died in McKenzie, Tenn., January 26, 1893.
MARY L. LURRY died Bartlett, Tenn., Sept. 9, 1883 aged 42 years, 7 months; surviving were her widower and a daughter.
CARRIE daughter of J. G. and Sallie YARBROUGH born July 31, 1888; died Sept. 23, 1893.
HARRIET NO. CUNNINGHAM, nee Talley, born Warren Co., N.C., May 20, 1821; moved to Tenn. in 1842; married Dr. E. W. Cunningham, Dec. 18, 1849; he died in 1869 leaving her with 8 sons, 1 daughter; died Clarksville, Tenn., October 10, 1893.
ALBERT H. LEMAY son of A. H. and Pattie Lemay, grandson of Rev. W. R. Lemay, Lawrence Co., Ala.; born Navarro Co., Texas, Sept. 21, 1890; died Aug. 7, 1893.
MARTHA BELL born New Madrid, Mo., 1811; died in residence of her daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Spicer, Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 11, 1893.
MARY FLORENCE BOYD born Logan Co., Ky., Mar. 19, 1872; died October 9, 1893.
November 16, 1893
Rev. SAMUEL CHANDLER died Breathitt Co., Ky., October 21, 1893.
M. B. HARDY wife of Rev. John C. Hardy, Kentucky Methodist Conference, died Tollsboro, Ky., Oct. 24, 1893.
Dr. W. C. ROBERSON born Mar. 15, 1866; married Lizzie Payne, Nov. 4, 1888; graduate, Vanderbilt University, 1893; died Montague, Texas, Sept. 16, 1893.
ADDIE LOU daughter of T. P. Burney died Lee Co., Miss. Sept. l0, 1893 aged "ten summers."
KIRBY son of S. H. and B. B. RICKS died Como, Miss., Sept. 15, 1893 aged 2 years, 3 months, 15 days.
MARY S. CHARLTON born Apr. 17, 1815; joined Methodist Church 1852; died Mar. 23, 1893.
JOHN WHITELEY born Grayson Co., Ky., 1826; died in same neighborhood, May 20, 1893; married (1) Louise Spurrier; 8 children; (2) Mrs. C. C. Denizen; 10 children.
MARTHA COHRON [as spelled] born Nov. 5, 1855; married William Cohron, Jan. 1, 1886; died near Sugar Grove, Ky., July 4, 1893; daughter of John and Malinda Githens.
WILLIS L. CHARLTON born Dec. 6, 1817; died Oct. 15, 1893.
WILLIE E. FAIRCLOTH son of H. L. and S. C. Faircloth, born July 19, 1891; died May 16, 1892.
November 23, 1893
HENRY W. HOOD, Haynes Circuit, Ark., died November 2, 1893.
Dr. A. E. McCLOTHLIN born Sumner Co., Tenn., Jan. 23, 1857; married (1) Nannie R. Johnson (died Dec. 15, 1878), July 20, 1876; (2) Tennessee Gaither, Sept. l0, 1883.
NANCY J. SHINE, nee Roberts, born Halifax Co., N.C., Mar. 5, 1810; died Tuscumbia, Ala., Sept. 8, 1893; when young moved to no. Ala.; married Capt. John G. Shine; a son (died young); a daughter, Mrs. John W. Cooper died April 7, 1888.
Tribute of Respect for GEORGE W. KILSEY who died recently; by a committee; undated.
LESSA IDELIA HINTON born Union Co., S.C., June 26, 1888; died Eldorado, Ark., June 16, 1893.
LEVI B. WHITE born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Feb. 18, 1813; died 5 miles north of Lavergne, Tenn., Oct. 11, 1893; married (1) Eliza, daughter of Rev. J. M. Holland, Tenn. Conference; 3 sons, 2 daughters; (2) Mrs. Katie Mays, youngest daughter of Rev. J. M. Holland.
JAMES W. DODD born April 23, 1852; died June 28, 1893; left a widow and 5 children.
T. C. PRIDGEN born in Ga. about 71 years ago; died recently.
TALMAGE son of A. B. and Martha A. YORK born Limestone Co., Ala., Aug. 12, 1889; died Oct. 8, 1893.
Mrs. MARTHA A. TURNER born Nov. 16, 1827; died Sept. 27, 1893. Arkansas.
JOHN DEERING son of Thomas RUFFINS, Covington, Tenn., died Sept. 22, 1893; born Dec. 24, 1892.
Mrs. W. S. "Aunt Mary" BLACK died Oct. 29, 1893; active in Woman's Missionary Society, a tribute by this group dated Nov. 15, 1893.
WILLIE McCALL child of Dr. R. B. and M. E. CARR born Feb. 25, 1891; died Aug. 21, 1893.
JAMES A. WHITESIDE born Oct. 14, 1872; died Morristown, Tenn., Oct. 15, 1893.
CHARLES W. son of John L. and Sallie J. RANDLES died June 15, 1893 aged abt. 18 years.
SAMUEL STOKES born Hopkins Co., Ky., Sept. 18, 1822; moved to Graves Co., Ky. with family when he was six months old; married Emeline Crutchfield; died July 5, 1893, leaving his widow, children and grandchildren.
MALINDA PEDEN, nee Harrison born Barren Co., Ky., Sept. 20, 1812; died Nov. 6, 1893: married Benjamin Peden, 1833; 3 children. Cincinnati, Arkansas.
GEORGE M. TURNER born Oct. 30, 1824; died Jan. 9, 1893. Miller Co., Ark.; 5 daus., 3 sons.
December 7, 1893
SALLIE M. SANDERS born no. Ala.; died near Grenada, Miss., Aug. 27, 1893; married W. B. Sanders, Mar. 1, 1876; 7 children, 5 surviving her. "She was conscious to the last."
SARAH E. MANN wife of the Rev. John H. Mann; daughter of Capt. John White; born White Co., Tenn., Aug. l0, 1810; died Stone Co., Ark., Sept. 22, 1893 in residence of son-in-law, Rev. W. H. H. Oyler; married May 1, 1838.
MARY F. LOLLER born April 15, 1834; died Neapolis, Tenn., Nov. 5, 1893; daughter of Thomas and Mary Dells; large family of children.
H. R. VICK died Marshall Co., Miss., Nov. 4, 1893.
ETHEL T. McCUTCHON died Aug. 15, 1893, a child.
JOSIAH SOMERVILLE born Graves Co. Ky., July 17, 1829; married (1) Eliza Coplen (died Dec. 25, 1865) in 1855; (2)Mrs. Eliza A. Bradshaw, Dec. 11, 1866; moved near to Knoxville, Tenn. in 1881 where he died Oct. 15, 1893.
JOHN ROBERT USSERY born July 3, 1826; married America Smith, Nov. 23, 1852; died Sept. 8, 1893.
Tribute of Respect for A. G. McVOY, JR. who died recently; by 4th Quarterly Conference, Texarkana Charges; undated.
December 14, 1893
WILLIAM P. POSEY born Union Dist., S.C., July 31, 1817 died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Oct. 27, 1893; moved to the latter county in 1835; active Methodist layman; married Mary E. Lackey, Rutherford Co., Tenn., Jan. 20, 1848; 3 daughters.
WILLIAM McGHEE born Washington Co., Tenn., March 1818; moved to Cherokee Co., Ala. in 1837; married Nancy Sandlin in 1849; died Oct. 14, 1893.
WILLIAM PAYNE born Christian Co., Ky., April 20, 1819; died in Hopkinsville, Ky., in residence of nephew, James Payne, Oct. 3, 1893; married Sarah E. Landers, Nov. 5, 1840; one son died aged 13 years.
THOMAS W. BROWNING born June 22, 1816; died Nov. 8, 1893; married Mary E. Carter, Dec. 17, 1846.
WILLIE GLEAVES wife of Joseph Gleaves, steward at Dodson Chapel, Hermitage, Tenn.; born May 1, 1864; died Oct. 31, 1893; married Nov. 28, 1883; a son, 8 years old; a daughter, 4 years old.
LAURA DEMOSS STATON youngest child of Rev. G. W. DEMOSS born Dec. 16, 1866; died Sept. 23, 1893.
December 21, 1893
Rev. Dr. W. A. WADE died December 4, 1893.
Miss ELIZA HICKS born Mar. 31, 1858; died Oct. 2, 1893.
ARSENITH J. STEVENSON, nee Gaultney, born Alexander Co., N.C., Sept. 20, 1847; married Elam F. Stevenson, Aug. 30, 1864; died in Tenn., June 30, 1893.
RUFUS H. BROWN son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Brown born Hawkins Co., Tenn., Nov. 3, 1848; married Cynthia J. Scherer, Dec. 24, 1879 in Marion, Va.; died Nov. 6, 1893; graduate, Roanoke College, 1872; teacher in Jacksboro and Ooltewah, Tenn.; died Marion, Va.
ELIZA J. GIBSON BOLAND, nee Poytress, born in N.C., Sept. 10, 18l2; married (1) Mr. Treewalla and moved to Charleston, Miss. in 1836; (2) Mr. Walton (died 1882); (3) William Boland, Sept. 8, 1869; she died Oct. 22, 1893.
SARAH E. PHILPOTT BURTON born Rutherford Co., Tenn., April l5, 1842; married D. W. Burton, Dec. 20, 1866; died Bedford Co., Tenn., Oct. 27, 1893.
NINNIE I. DIXON born Mar. 24, 1866; married Sidney C. Smith, June l6, 1867; died Nov. 9, 1893; 1 child.
LUTIE C. APPLEWHITE daughter of F. D. and Arie Anderson, born Carroll Co., Miss., June 29, 1860; married L. C. Applewhite, Oct. 29, 1879; died Nov. 4, 1893.
W. W. CROCKETT born Williamson Co., Tenn.; died Triune, Tenn., Aug. 24, 1893; married (1) Sallie E. Haynes, 1853; (2) Sophia A. Overall, Mar. 15, 1872; joined Methodist Church Nov. 8, 1874; one daughter.
December 28, 1893
IDA MAY wife of N. P. MOSS born Oct. 25, 1844; died Clinton, Ky., Dec. 10, 1893; maiden name: Sample; married Nov. 7, 1871. Her maternal kindred were the Brandenburgs of Germany. Her grandfather, Solomon Bradenburg settled the town bearing his name, the county seat of Meade Co., Ky. Two of her sisters were wives of Hon. William Lyndsey, U.S. senator from Ky. An uncle, James Sample, was U.S. senator from Illinois.
C. E. W. CRAVENS widow of Robert Cravens, Chattanooga, Tenn. died there Dec. 22, 1893; daughter of the Rev. Jesse Cunnyngham.
NANCY ELIZABETH "Lizzie" BATSON, nee Harris born July 8, 1863; married Samuel C. Batson, Jan. 13, 1884; he predeceased her by 14 months and 9 days; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Sept. 25, 1893
A. CLAUDE OVERALL son of the Rev. A. D. and Lucy Overall born Wilson Co., Tenn., Apr. 11, 1851; died Franklin, Tenn., June 28, 1893.
Rev. JAMES W. HALL, local Methodist deacon born Mar. 1, 1823; married Nancy Smith daughter of Ralph and Sarah Smith, Oct. 8, 1845; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn. in 1862; licensed to preach in 1873; ordained deacon May 18, 1879; 2 sons, 5 daus.; died September 18, 1893.
MATTIE RANSON died Davidson Co., Tenn., June 17, 1893 aged 1 year, 9 months, 7 days. THOMAS ALLEN RANSON died in same place, Oct. 20, 1893 aged 8 years, 9 months, 10 days. Children of James L. and Mary (Morris) Ranson; burial in Charlotte, Tenn. cemetery.
CATHERINE BRIDGES born in N.C., Aug. 1817; died Okolona, Miss., June 2, 1893 in residence of daughter, Mrs. R. M. Buchanan.
RALPH E. BOGER son of D. W. and Mattie P. Boger born March 11, 1892; died Nov. 5, 1893.
JOE son of Richard and Ida HICKEY born Lucas, Texas, Dec. 21, 1891; died Sept. 16, 1893.
Miss MARY PRUITT died New Providence, Tennessee, September 8, 1893.
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