By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2003


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January 5, 1844

ALFRED MOORE, JR. born August 25, 1825; died in residence of his father, Dr. Alfred Moore, Limestone Co., Ala., Nov. 16, 1843; was a senior at LaGrange College, Alabama.

ELIZABETH HARRIS daughter of Matthew and Frances Galaspy, Abbeville, S.C. and moved with husband, James Harris, to Ky., then to Bedford Co., Tenn.; died Choctaw Co., Miss., Nov. 15, 1843 aged 61 years.

NANCY WITTEN daughter of John and Ruth Hayes; born Newberry Dist., S.C., May 14, 1820; died Wayne Co., Tenn., Dec. 1, 1843.

DAVID M. STAMPER son of J. W. D. and S. B. Stamper, born May 26, 1823; joined Methodist Church, Oct. 1842; died Franklin Co., Tenn., September 22, 1843.


January 12, 1844

WILLIAM C. MOORE died in the City Hotel, Nashville, Tenn., January 7, 1843.


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Reverend ARTHUR McKINNE fifth son of William and Elizabeth McKinne; born Wayne Co., N.C., July 16, 1811; married H. D. Leigh, March 26, 1833; Methodist preacher; died October 1843.

EUCLACT COMPTON EARNEST son of Aaron and America A. Earnest; born Oct. 6, 1838; died Madison Co., Ala., Oct. 10, 1843.

MARTHA MARIA LESSLEY stepdaughter of William H. Robertson, Madison County, Alabama; born there, July 1, 1829; died October 10, 1843.

LURETTA EVANS wife of Rev. Wesley G. Evans; born. Marion Co., Miss., Oct. 17, 1819; married Harrison Co., Miss., February 1842; died in that county, October 29, 1843.

ELIZABETH HARRIS wife of Charles T. Harris; died Johnson Co., MO, Jan. 7, 1844 in the 32d year of her age.

MARY ANN NELSON born Louisa Co., Va., January 1, 1811; moved to Alabama, 1817; to Shelby Co., Tenn., 1837; died December 11, 1843.

FRANCES ELLETT wife of John P. Ellett; born King William Co., Va., August 28, 1781 married Jan. 21, 1802; moved to Tennessee, 1810; died Maury Co., Tenn., Nov. 26, 1843; four children.

ELMIRA BROWNLEE wife of Alexander Brownlee, Pickens Co., Ala., died Nov. 15, 1843 aged 27 years, 10 months [January 1816]. Born Pike Co., Miss.; moved to Holmes Co., Miss. where she married May 1, 1833; moved to Pickens County in 1841 where she died Nov. 15, 1843. Her son, JOHN OLIVER BROWNLEE, died Dec. 11, 1843 aged 5 years, 10 months [February 1838].

HARRISON OWENS born Va., Oct. 4, 1786; died Madison Co., Ala., November 22, 1843.

WILLIAM BOLLS died Oct. 29, 1843 aged 60 years; moved to Hempstead Co., Ark., 1835 where he later died.


January 19, 1844

MARY B. JONES wife of Robert Jones, died Hinds Co., Miss., Dec. 18, 1843 in the 35th year of her age.

ELIZABETH MULLIN died Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 5, 1843 in the 57th year of her age.

JOHN W. FINNIE son of Benjamin W. and Martha L. Finnie, died Carroll Co., Miss., Nov. 9, 1843 aged 17 years.

EMELINE HUBBARD daughter of Charles N. and Mary Blackmore; wife of A. B. Hubbard; born Sumner Co., Tenn., Sept. 27, 1818; moved with parents to Ark., 1828; died Dec. 23, 1843.

ELIZABETH RODGERS daughter of John and Lucy Sanford; born April 19, 1813; married Ebenezer Rodgers, Nov. 10, 1837; died Ft. Pickering, Tennessee [now part of Memphis], November 21, 1843. Her brother, JOHN SANFORD, died in the same place, November 21, 1843.


January 26, 1844

Reverend CHARLES LEDBETTER born Jan. 4, 1771; married Frances Johnston, 1800; moved to Smith Co., Tenn. about 1802; died Dec. 22, 1843. After an itinerant ministry of a few years he located and served thereafter as a Methodist local preacher; 3 daus.; 3 sons.

MARY JANE WESTER married Dr. J. W. Wester, March 25, 1835; died Roane Co., Tenn., Dec. 24, 1843 in the 29th year of her age.


February 2, 1844

REBECCA SADLER wife of James Sadler, died Nashville, Tenn., January 24, 1844.

SALLY HINTON wife of Jeremiah Hinton, born Sept. 1773; died two miles from Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 25, 1844; numerous progeny.


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JOSEPH T. DWYER, native of Ireland, long a resident of Nashville, Tenn., died Jan. 31, 1844.

SARAH P. McNIEL wife of Dr. William McNiel, died Jan. 27, 1844 in the 50th year of her age.


February 9, 1844

MARY M. ALLEY daughter of William and Mary Shaw; died Robertson Co., Tenn., Dec. 31, 1843 in the 24th year of her age; wife of Robert H. Alley; her children, JAMES ARTHUR ALLEY, died August 25, 1840; her daughter, SARAH ELIZABETH ALLEY, died February 2, 1843.

ELIZABETH WOODWARD, nee Smyth; born N.C., May 1, 1778; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn.; married Pitt Woodward, Nov. 19, 1795 and settled about 8 miles from Nashville, Tenn.; moved to MO, 1836, finally settling in Polk County where she died November 22, 1843.

RICHARD FEATHERS HARWELL born Lincoln Co., N.C. and moved to Tenn. about 1813; died Giles Co., Tenn., Nov. 28, 1843 aged 50 years, 2 months, 11 days [September 17, 1793].

MARY E. WOOD "an amiable woman" died Spring Hill, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1844 aged 23 years, 11 months, 3 days [February 3, 1820].

SARAH ELIZABETH WELCHER wife of B. F. Welcher; daughter of General James H. Reagan; married Jan. 17, 1843; died Roane Co., Tenn., Jan. 5, 1844; no children.

NANCY E. HENDON daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Hendon, Pickens Co., Ala., born St. Clair Co., Ala., July 26, 1825; died January 3, 1844.

WILLIAM T. PARKER infant son of D. A. J. PARKER died Trinity Circuit, La., November 1, 1843.


February 16, 1844

MARY ELIZA THOMPSON daughter of John Thompson, near Nashville, Tenn., died Feb. 8, 1844 in the 18th year of her age.

MARY JANE CAIN daughter of Mrs. Mary Ann Cain, formerly of Clarksville, Tenn., died in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 13, 1844 in the 7th year of her age.

ESTHER DARDEN widow of Jonathan Darden; died Robertson Co., Tenn., Jan. 10, 1844 in the 75th year of her age.

BENJAMIN BENORD died Randolph, Tenn., Jan. 15, 1844 aged 31 years, 11 mos. [Feb. 15, 1812]

JAMES KENNEBROUGH born Va.; reared in Caswell Co., N.C.; moved to Alabama about 1820; died Washington Co., Ala., Dec. 9, 1843 in the 52d year of her age.

ANN ELIZA PIERCY daughter of William and Nancy Piercy, Cherokee Co., N.C.; died Jan. 19, 1844 aged 21 years.

SARAH C. GOLD daughter of William and Mary Collins; born Granville Co., N.C., 1800; married John Gold, November 1819; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., November 23, 1843.

LEWIS HAZARD born Northumberland Co., Va., Sept. 17, 1779; moved to Smith Co., Tenn., 1820; died January 4, 1844.

JAMES B. GRIGGS son of John Griggs; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 28, 1843 in the 23rd year of his age.


February 23, 1844

ELIZABETH WHITSETT wife of Elder James Whitsett; died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 13, 1844. Baptist.

PAMELIA J. ROBINSON wife of Rev. J. T. Robinson; daughter of Rev. John T. Nelson; born Madison Co., Ala., Jan. 26, 1820; moved to west Tenn., 1837; died Shelby Co., Tenn., Jan. 20, 1844.

JOHN STONE born Bucks Co., Pa.; moved with parents to Lancaster Co., Pa.; veteran of Revolutionary War; a POW for ten months, ten days; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Jan. 11, 1844 in the 94th year of his age.


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SUSAN L. STEWART daughter of Willis Wray; born Wilson Co., Tenn., Oct. 4, 1822; died recently; buried with remains of her only infant child.

AMOS TEMPLETON died Scott Co., Va., January 28, 1844 in the 48th year of his age.


March 1, 1844

SARAH A. SMITH wife of Dewitt C. Smith; daughter of William and Elizabeth Eubank; died January 6, 1844 in the 31st year of her age. Kentucky.

MARY ANN JONES wife of Simon J. Jones; daughter of Simon and Mary Nobles; born Pitt Co., N.C., Feb. 16, 1809; died Feb. 1, 1844; eight children.


March 8, 1844

On January 28, 1844 a large party of prominent citizens were aboard the steamer, Princeton, on the Potomac River, when it a big gun was fired, exploding, killing Governor [Thomas] Gilmer; Judge [Abel] Upshur, Commodore [Beverly] Kennon, Colonel [David] Gardiner, Virgil Maxey and "several others."

MARINDA BROWN died Monroe Co., Tenn., Jan. 15, 1844 aged 36 years; wife of Dr. Thomas Brown.

ELIZABETH J. THOMPSON had lived in Caswell Co., N.C.; moved to LaGrange, Tenn. where she died January 10, 1844; three sons.

NICHOLAS BIDDLE, former president of the United States Bank, died in Philadelphia, Pa., February 27, 1844.


March 15, 1844

M. BLUFORD GARRETT son of Martin Garrett; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Mar. 10, 1844 in the 22nd year of his age.

THOMAS CRUTCHER died Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 8, 1844 in the 85th year of his age; buried in Nashville city cemetery [now known as the old city cemetery].

MARTHA HERNDON wife of Joseph Herndon, esq., died Columbia, Tenn., Feb. 25, 1844.

SAMUEL KING died DeSoto Co., Miss., Feb. 10, 1844 in the 49th year of his age.

Mrs. NANGY CRAWFORD died Columbia, Tenn., February 20, 1844.

REBEKA WAMBLE wife of Reading Wamble, died Feb. 17, 1844 in the 65th year of her age.

ELIZABETH R. JONES daughter of Rev. R. B. Jones, born July 25, 1826; died Henderson Co., Tenn., January 7, 1844.

SARAH P. HAMPTON wife of Herbart T. Hampton, died March 11, 1844.

MARY JANE EVANS wife of Robert T. Evans; died Feb. 28, 1844 in the 25th year of her age; daughter of Rev. John P. and Ann W. Jones. Kentucky.


March 22, 1844

ROBERT R. MOORE son of W. H. Moore died Nashville, Tenn., March 13, 1844.

MARY B. SLADER wife of A. B. Slader died Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 14, 1844 in the 24th year of her age.

NANCY COOK wife of Valentine Cook; daughter of Rev. Abram and Jane O. Martin; born Mar. 4, 1811; married May 25, 1830; died January 20, 1844.

Colonel JOHN H. DEW "is no more." [Columbia, Tenn. ?]

MARIA A. THOMPSON died January 25, 1844 in the 37th year of her age.


March 29, 1844

Mrs. MARY HARMAN died Nashville, Tenn., March 21, 1844 aged 72 years.

ELIZABETH WOODS wife of James Woods, died Mar. 22, 1844 in the 41st year of her age.


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General WILLIAM CARROLL died Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 22, 1844 aged 56 years; buried with military honors in the city cemetery [now known as the old city cemetery]. Native of Pennsylvania, he served in the War of 1812 with rank of major-general; served twelve years as governor of Tennessee. [William Carroll was born near Pittsburg, Pa., 1788; moved to Nashville, Tenn., 1810, where he became a prominent businessman; he played a conspicuous role in the American military campaigns in the South, including the War of 1812; Governor of Tennessee, 1821-1827; 1829-1835. He died in Nashville, March 12, 1844.]

Dr. WILLIAM McNEIL died Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 28, 1844 in the 79th year of his age.


April 5, 1844

COLEMAN ESTES, formerly of Albemarle Co., Va., died Lincoln Co., Ill., Mar. 21, 1844.

FRANCIS ASBURY TURNER born Miss., Aug. 6, 1810; died Feb. 5, 1844.

Dr. GEORGE WASHINGTON CRENSHAW son of W. T. Crenshaw; born Davidson Co., Tenn., Feb. 24, 1813; died Mar. 10, 1844, Davidson Co., Tenn.

Mrs. MARY ANN HILL died Feb. 16, 1844; surviving was an infant child.

ROBERT FARQUHAR, Henderson Co., Tenn., died March 22, 1844 in the 37th year of his age.

Rev. THOMAS S. SMITH died Williamson Co., Tenn., Mar. 22, 1844 aged about 50 years old.

GEORGEANNA HARRIS daughter of Henry and J. W. Harris, died DeSoto Co., Miss., Mar. 13, 1844 aged 4 years, 5 months, 28 days [September 15, 1839].

NANCY H. MARTIN wife of John B. Martin, died Holly Springs, Miss., Mar. 6, 1844 in the 48th year of her age; native of Montgomery Co., North Carolina.

CELISTIA A. HARRIS wife of Elisha W. Harris, died Fayette Co., Tenn., Feb. 27, 1844; native of Prince George County, Maryland; moved to Ala., later to Fayette Co., Tenn.


April 12, 1844

ANN C. JONES widow of Amzi Jones died Nashville, Tenn., April 6, 1844, consumption.

ANNA TARKINGTON wife of William Tarkington; born Bertie Co., N.C.; moved to Hickman Co., Tenn., 1837; died January 31, 1844.

Rev. ANDREW P. HARRIS, Methodist preacher, Alabama Conference, born Morgan Co., Ala., July 24, 1812; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, September 1834; filled several appointments; died Henry Co., Ala., January 12, 1844.

CAROLINE A. BURKHEAD daughter of Nehemiah Burkhead, born April 13, 1828; died McNairy Co., Tenn., March 9, 1844.


April 19, 1844

MARY EVANS wife of William P. Evans, died Wilson Co., Tenn., February 15, 1844.

JAMES HAY born Wythe Co., Va., April 1814; had lived some time in household of his brother, Dr. John Hay in Williamson Co., Tenn.; died March 19, 1844.

JOHN L. KIRK died March 7, 1844 in the 20th year of his age.

JAMES HAYNES died February 14, 1844.

PAUL WILLIAMSON, Wilcox Co., Ala., born Scriven Co., Ga.; moved to Alabama, 1836; died March 9, 1844 in the 43rd year of his age; husband and father (2 children).

MARY J. DEASON wife of Robert C. Deason died Mar. 12, 1844. Conway Co., Ark.

ELIZA PENNINGTON wife of Jacob Pennington; daughter of Davy and Elizabeth Dane; died Lawrence Co., Tenn., Feb. 26, 1844 in the 21st year of her age.

Son of H. T. CONNEY, Paris, Tenn., aged abt. 15 years, killed by his own gun, near Paris, April 2, 1844.


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April 26, 1844

ABEL H. POPE died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., January 23, 1844.

CORNELIA BOWERS only daughter of Lemuel G. and Mary G. Bowers, Monroe Co., Miss; died March 31, 1844.

WILLIAM H. ELAM born Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 29, 1815; died Stewart Co., Tenn., April 3, 1844.

MATILDA THAYER died suddenly.

ELIZABETH BRIGHAM born in Maryland but moved to Tennessee about 1796; married David Brigham; moved to Ouachita Parish, La. about six years ago; died Monroe, La., Mar. 26, 1844 in the 75th year of her age.

ELIZABETH T. BENNITT wife of Thomas Bennitt; daughter of Anderson and Sarah Paschall; born Mar. 29, 1796; married Jan. 9, 1819; formerly of Orange Co., N.C.; died Mar. 27, 1844.

WILLIAM T. GREGORY died March 22, 1844 aged 21 years; both he and his wife, MARTHA, died on the same day.

SOPHIA W. PUTTIS died March 31, 1844 aged 16 years.

RACHAEL D. ALDERSON daughter of Josiah Alderson died Waynesboro, April 7, 1844. Born Maury Co., Tenn., July 17, 1816.

MARTIN GARRETT died Davidson Co., Tenn., Mar. 20, 1844 in the 71st year of his age.


May 3, 1844

PENELOPE HURT wife of William Hurt, Nashville, Tenn., died April 27, 1844.

Mrs. LAURA M. DONELSON daughter of Dr. William P. Lawrence, Nashville; died Shelby County, Tenn., April 4, 1844.

ELIZABETH HOBBS wife of Colonel David S. Hubbs, died Waterford, Miss., April 3, 1844.

Mrs. R. R. BURTS died March 11, 1844; native of Connecticut.

MARTHA DOWDLE died near Lamar, Miss., April 7, 1844 in the 17th year of her age.

MARTHA M. PIRTLE wife of John Pirtle, esq., born Russellville, Ky., July 22, 1811; died near Nashville, Tenn., April 15, 1844 aged 32 years, 9 months [July 1811]; one daughter, aged about four years.


May 10, 1844

JAMES NORMAN died Davidson Co., Tenn., April 27, 1844 in the 76th year of his age.

JAMES H. BRYAN died Robertson Co., Tenn., Mar. 22, 1844 in the 75th year of his age.

CATHARINE GREEN daughter of Abraham Morfield; born Va., 1760; moved to Ga., 1798; married Joseph Green, Warren, N.C., 1809; husband died in 1863. She died on a visit to her daughter, living in Stewart Co., Tenn., Jan. 11, 1844 in the 84th year of her age; five children; numerous progeny.

ELIZABETH GRAHAM was "from" South Carolina; died March 30, 1844.

MARTHA DOWDLE daughter of Allen and Martha Dowdle, S.C.; moved in 1839 to Marshall Co., Miss.; died April 7, 1844.

MARY F. LIVELY daughter of Dr. Samuel Dodson who moved from Hart Co., Ky. to Ballard Co., Ky., 1838; died in latter county, March 22, 1844.

LEONARD RUSH born Lancaster Dist., S.C., Jan. 9, 1772; moved to south Alabama, 1819; died Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, April 2, 1844.


May 14, 1844

ELIZA HARWELL widow of Richard F. Harwell, born Davidson Co., Tenn., Nov. 15, 1809; died Gibson Co., Tenn., February 14, 1844.


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Rev. Dr. W. W. PHILIPS born S.C., 1895 [1795]; died Paducah, Ky., April 13, 1844; moved with parents to Lawrence Co., Tenn., then to Lauderdale Co., Ala.; entered Methodist ministry in 1829, Tennessee Conference; located to practice medicine in Paducah, 1839; continued as a Methodist local preacher.

NANCY ROSHELL wife of Wilie Roshell died Hardin Co., Tenn., April 4, 1844, cancer, in the 56th year of her age.

MARGARET BETTY wife of William K. Betty; daughter of Lemuel and Elizabeth Corwick; born Prince Ann Co., Va.; moved to Smith Co., Tenn., with her sister, in 1816; she was wife and mother (3 sons); died Smith Co., Tenn., February 21, 1844.

SARAH ELIZABETH LOVE oldest daughter of James M. and Eliza B. Love; born Mar. 8, 1828; died Clinton, Miss., on her birthday, 1844; a long poem in her memory, by S. M. B., dated April 25, 1844.


May 24, 1844

WILLIAM J. REYNOLDS son of George Reynolds, formerly of Oglethorpe Co., Ga.; died March 4, 1844 aged 29 years in residence of sister, Mrs. Phebe Starr, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.


May 31, 1844

PRISCILLA COTTON was left a widow with two daughters and six sons; "lived till within a few weeks of ninety three years old"; Sumner Co., Tenn.

WESLEY MALONE, Methodist and freemason, died Jan. 8, 1844; one daughter, three sons.

ELIZABETH DAVIS wife of Henry Davis, born Marion Dist., S.C.; moved to Alabama in 1827; died Baldwin Co., Ala., April 24, 1844 in the 66th year of her age.

Rev. DAVID HODGES died Tishomingo Co., Miss., April 23, 1844 in the 76th year of his age.

DAVID KIZER born Pennsylvania, January 29, 1786; moved from there to Montgomery Co., Tenn. in his 17th year; then moved to Henderson Co., Tenn., where he died in the spring of 1844.

ELIZABETH A. BOWEN died Knoxville, Tenn., May 3, 1844 in the 21st year of her age.

Mrs. MARY J. JORDON died Knoxville, Tenn., May 8, 1844 in the 27th year of her age.

AMANDA CHAMP wife of A. K. Champ died Knoxville, Tenn., Mar. 27, 1844 in the 24th year of her age.

EMELINE NEAL wife of Thomas Neal; daughter of Daniel and Sarah Brown; died Lauderdale Co., Ala., May 3, 1844.

ANN MARIA DAMERON wife of Samuel D. Dameron; daughter of Daniel and Mary Baldwin, New York; died Shreveport, La., April 21, 1844 in the 35th year of her age.

SAMUEL COOPER born Richmond Co., N.C., Feb. 22, 1813; married Nancy Pankey and moved to Miss., 1839; died April 23, 1844.

SABRINA A. YOUNG wife of Dr. Thomas T. Young; died April 29, 1844 in the 34th year of her age.


June 7, 1844

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


June 14, 1844

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


June 21, 1844

JOHN W. WRIGHT son of Preston and Mary H. Wright, died Obion Co., Tenn., April 16, 1844.

MARY J. BRYANT daughter of Robertson and Nancy Bryant, Maury Co., Tenn.; born Oct. 10, 1820 married Milton B. Nolen, Aug. 27, 1843; died Williamson Co., Tenn., April 29, 1844.


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FRANCES ANN HASTINGS wife of George W. Hastings; daughter of James Joseph and Mary Dickson; died near Bentonville, Ark., May 3, 1844 aged 22 years, l month, 28 days [March 5, 1822].

SUSAN A. ALEXANDER wife of Dr. James Alexander; born Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 12, 1821; daughter of Federic Mitchel, Smith Co., Tenn.; married June 30, 1841; died May 26, 1844; one child, Richard Alexander.


June 28, 1844

$50 REWARD offered for apprehension of the slave, BERRY, a dark mulatto, about 22 years old, 5'10" tall; left in presence of a white man about 25 years old. Signed, Martin New.


July 5, 1844

DANIEL PEEL died Tishomingo Co., Miss., June 5, 1844 in the 69th year of his age.

JOHANNAH ALKER died Henry Co., Tenn., May 24, 1844 in the 84th year of her age.

MARY H. DAVIDSON wife of Rev. S. R. Davidson; died Holly Springs, Miss., Mar. 29, 1844 in the 39th year of her age.

MARTHA W. BURRUS wife of General B. J. Burrus, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., April 13, 1810; died Yazoo Co., Miss., May 7, 1844.

NANCY CROCKETT died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 12, 1844 aged 63 years.

UNICY NORRID wife of Jeremiah Norrid, born N.C., about 1773; married in 1794; died May 10, 1844, Dresden Circuit, Memphis Conference.

ELIZABETH B. CROSS died Maury Co., Tenn., April 27, 1869 in the 15th year of her age.

NANCY JANE WALKER daughter of Thomas and M. E. Walker, born 1832; died April 17, 1844.

JOHN COOPER born east Tennessee; moved to Smith Co., Tenn., 1802; died April 27, 1844 aged 72 years; family man.


July 5, 1844

SARAH B. FLOYD born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Mar. 4, 1791; daughter of Nicholas and Martha Lawier [Lanier?]; married Drewry Floyd, Brunswick Co., Va., 1811 and moved to Williamson Co., Tennessee; died April 24, 1844; seven children.

Dr. JOHN M. SHARPE, native of Mercer Co., Ky.; died Holmes Co., Miss., April 24, 1844 in the 31st year of his age.

LOUISA WASHINGTON daughter of Rev. Wilson L. and Lucinda Gower; died Robertson Co., Tenn., April 12, 1844 in the 17th year of her age.

Mrs. M. A. R. KIRKLAND died Meridianville, Ala., May 20, 1844 in the 41st year of her age.

ELIZABETH GOODE wife of Robert Goode died Chickasaw Co., Miss., April 1, 1844.


July 12, 1844

MARGARET J. M. JORDON wife of Colonel Blount Jordon; daughter of M. N. and Margaret Hughes; died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 31, 1844 in the 25th year of her age.

DANIEL R. BILES born Wilson Co., Tenn., May 18, 1802; died Giles Co., Tenn., April 12, 1844.

MARY WALKER died Wilcox Co., Ala., May 28, 1844 in the 69th year of her age.

SARAH WADE wife of Micajah Wade; oldest daughter of James and Dorcas McCormick; born Stokes Co., N.C., Oct. 1, 1785; died recently, Holmes Co., Miss.

MOSES McWHIRTER, Lawrence Co., Tenn., died Mar. 16, 1844 aged 73 years; native of Mecklenburg Co., N.C.; married Ann Jones.

Colonel WILLIAM HOPKINS son of Robert and Elizabeth Hopkins; born Adair Co., Ky., Aug. 27, 1799; died Feb. 24, 1844, consumption.


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July 19, 1844

ALBERT AMONETT son of Elijah and Martha Amonett, born Madison Co., Ala., Nov. 13, 1826; shot by Richard Wallace, March 19, 1844.

SARAH LUCE wife of Stephen Luce; native of N.C.; died Yazoo Co., Miss., June 7, 1844 in the 30th year of her age.

ELIZA WILLEY daughter of W. and M. Willey, Dickson Co., Tenn., born Jan. 16, 1821; died spring 1844.

DAVID AUGUSTUS VORIAN ATLEE son of William L. and Sarah Atlee, died Athens, Tenn., May 8, 1844 aged 5 years, 6 months, 8 days [November 8, 1838]; his brother, GEORGE WILLIAM ATLEE, died May 10, 1844 aged 1 year, 2 months, 6 days [Match 7, 1843]. Both died from scarlet fever.

RICHARD D. JONES died Robertson Co., Tenn., March 10, 1844 in the 82d year of his age.

JOSEPH ALFRED HUDDLESTON, native of Jones Co., Ga.; died Holmes Co., Miss., July 3, 1844 in the 30th year of his age; husband and father.

MARTHA GADIE died Green Co., Ala., May 25, 1844 in the 22d year of her age.

JANE YOUNG wife of Nathan Young in S.C. whence she had moved in October 1765; died Marion Co., Ala., May 23, 1844 aged 102 years.


July 26, 1844

RHODY PITCHTYNN wife of Colonel P. P. Pitchtynn, Choctaw Nation, Ark., died recently.

Tribute of respect for JAMES H. BALDWIN, former student at LaGrange College, Alabama, who died in Noxubee Co., Miss., June 10, 1844; by the Dialectal Society, LaGrange College dated July 10, 1844.

SAMUEL D. WILSON, Marshall Co., Tenn., died Memphis, Tenn., May 20, 1844 aged about 50 years.

EBENEZER HEARN born Montgomery Co., N.C., March 13, 1782; died Wilson Co., Tenn., April 27, 1844.

MARANDA B. ANDERSON wife of Napoleon B. Anderson, died Hopkinsville, Ky., July 3, 1844 in the 23rd year of her age.

ANN E. MASON died June 12, 1844; daughter of Thomas E. Abernathy. Her daughter, MARTHA, died a few weeks before her mother died.

EMELINE C. L. C. JELKS wife of Major John R. Jelks; daughter of Ely and Mary Boykin; died Madison Co., Tenn., April 18, 1844.

POLLY P. SLATTER died near Wincheser, Tenn., June 26, 1844 in the 54th year of her age.

NANCY W. BOSTICK wife of James A. Bostick, Williamson Co., Tenn.; daughter of William and Sally King; born Brunswick Co., Va., May 13, 1807; died June 16, 1844.

SUSAN ANN HANNA daughter of Abner L. and Mary Jane Hanna, born Aug. 22, 1838; died July 4, 1844.

MARTHA T. B. KITTRELL died Maury Co., Tenn., June 7, 1844, scarlet fever, in the 18th year of her age.

MILTON G. FISHER son of Larkin D. and Martha A. Fisher; born Mar. 23, 1842; died June 11, 1844.

WILLIAM ALEXANDER COLE born Robertson Co. Tenn., March 25, 1833; son of Stephen Cole, Sr., the only child with this man's "last wife." Died January 19, 1844.


August 2, 1844

HENRY DANIEL SEMPKINS son of Dr. James L. and Eliza D. Sempkins; died June 11, 1844 aged 11 months, 27 days [June 14, 1843].

Mrs. D. H. BELL died St. Francis Co., Ark., June 10, 1844 aged 17 years; her stepson, THOMAS LOVET BELL, died June 2, 1844 in the 12th year of his age.


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ELIZABETH ANDERSON daughter of M. A. and Elizabeth Trice, died McNairy Co., Tenn., July 10, 1844 aged 4 years, 23 days [June 17, 1840].

REUBEN BEASLEY born S.C.; died in residence of his son, Isam Beasley, Copiah Co., Miss., April 16, 1844.

DANIEL NORMAN died Copiah Co., Miss., July 17, 1844 aged 48 years; married Elizabeth Catchings, 1829 and settled in that county.

Dr. JEPTHA L. WILLIAMS died in Benton Co., Tenn., May 2, 1844 in the 28th year of his age.

TIMOTHY CONDITT born Morris Co., N. J., Oct. 25, 1764; died June 15, 1844; married Elizabeth Spangler, Jefferson Co., Ky., June 15, 1794; moved to Ohio Co., Ky., 1808 where he farmed until his death.

AMANDA G. RAINS daughter of John and Frances Rains, born Sept. 25, 1826; died Davidson Co. Tenn., June 18, 1844.


August 9, 1844

AMANDA M. HARWELL wife of Wesley Harwell; daughter of William and Sarah Caruthers; died Giles Co., Tenn., July 13, 1844 in the 29th year of her age.

JOHN B. RUDDER died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 28, 1844 aged 20 years. His brother, MANOAH RUDDER, died July 17, 1844 aged 18 years. Sons of Richard Rudder, Williamson Co., Tenn.

PAULINA B. MULL born March 27, 1821; died May 10, 1844. Mississippi.

MARY CODY born N.C., 1806; died June 5, 1844; "a child of affliction."


August 16, 1844

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


August 23, 1844

Reverend MARSHALL BANNISTER, formerly of Ontario Co., New York, died in residence of Thomas S. King, six miles from Nashville, Tenn., August 16, 1844.

Mrs. ELIZABETH R. CLAYTON died Haywood Co., Tenn., August 7, 1844.

SALLY HESS second daughter of M. G. Spriggs, Madison Co., Ala.; granddaughter of J. D. Hess, Bolivar, Miss.; died June 13, 1844 aged 2 years, 11 months and 19 days [June 24, 1841].

PEYTON COX only son of Peyton and Emma Cox, died Grenada, Miss., July 9, 1844 aged 1 year, 5 months, 17 days [January 22, 1843].

JAMES GUNN wrote from Robertson Co., Tenn., August 3, 1844, that his daughter, SUSAN, was born Feb. 15, 1817; joined Methodist Church, April 9, 1840; married Richard W. Bell who had two children from a former marriage; died July 17, 1844.

"Sister" ALLEN, nee Day, wife of William Allen, died May 24, 1844 in the 29th year of her age.

ANN J. WEAVER daughter of David and Margaret Harkey; wife of Charles M. Weaver, born April 2, 1819; died July 29, 1844.

MARGARET FRANCIS WEAVER daughter of Charles M. and Ann J. Weaver, born Feb. 2, 1842; died July 24, 1844.

ALBERT J. MOSES, esq., died Brownsville, Tenn., July 22, 1844 in the 35th year of his age; native of Virginia.

MARGARET M. CUMMING wife of Rev. D. B. Cumming, Ark. Conference; daughter Colonel Samuel Wear, Sevier Co., Tenn.; died Newton Co., Miss., June 14, 1844 in the 32d year of her age; married in 1835; had an eleven year old son.


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August 30, 1844

CATHARINE A. POWELL wife of Ephraim M. Powell; daughter of Elisha Paine; born July 4, 1814; died July 17, 1844.

MARY MALINDA OLIVER daughter of Judge Dionesus Oliver, died July 21, 1844 in the 15th year of her age; born Elbert Co., Ga.; moved with parents to Panola Co., Miss. in 1839.

MARTHA JANE HENNANT daughter of Stephen Hennant, died July 18, 1844 in the 18th year of her age. DeSoto Co., Miss.

AMELIA DOULSON wife of Rev. David Coulson, born Warren Co., Tenn., Oct. 19, 1823; died July 1, 1844; two children.

AMY STANFORD died Marion Co., Tenn., August 11, 1844.

LETTITIA DICKEY wife of David H. Dickey, died Roane Co., Tenn., August 13, 1844 in the 42d year of her age.

MARTHA CAROLINE PENDARIS died Smith Co., Tenn., recently, aged 22 years.


September 6, 1844

Rev. WILLIE LEDBETTER Son of Charles and Frances Ledbetter; born July 31, 1805; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1821; moved to Tishomingo Co., Miss., 1842. His Son, WILLIAM CHARLES, aged 19 years, died August 16, 1844. Reverend Willie died August 17, 1844.

MARGARET S. PEAY wife of Thomas T. Peay; daughter of James Kelton, Rutherford Co., Tenn., died August 9, 1844 in the 27th year of her age; married in 1836.

MARY MILLER wife of Oliver C. Miller, died July 7, 1844 in the 33rd year of her age.

THOMAS WILSON born Franklin Co., Tenn.; died Marshall Co., Miss., July 29, 1844 aged about 33 years.

LUCRETIA P. COVEY daughter of William Covey, Hardin Co., Tenn., died June 1844 aged 17 years

EMELY C. FULLER stepdaughter of William Covey died in Hardin Co., Tenn., June 1844 aged 10 years.

FANNY PAGE COLEMAN daughter of Dr. James R. and Jane Maria Coleman, died Hinds Co., Miss., July 16, 1844 aged 7 year, 4 months and 15 days [March 1, 1837].

Colonel ROBERT ALLEN, former Congressman, member of the 1834 Constitutional Convention, State of Tennessee, died Smith Co., Tenn., August 19, 1844 in the 67th year of his age. [Born June 19, 1778]

Dr. JOEL WALKER, Williamson Co., Tenn., member of state legislature died recently [August 29, 1844. He served in the state Senate, 1821-1823; 1825-1831; state House, 1843-1845]


September 13, 1844

GEORGE H. HARRISON son of Edmund Harrison, born August 25, 1823; died July 6, 1844.

WILLIAM L. WALTON son of Rev. James Walton, Miss. Conference, died June 9, 1844 in the 16 year of his age.

Mrs. SARAH E. QUINECHET died Shelby Co., Tenn., July 23, 1844 in the 50th year of his age.

MARTHA TAYLOR born Henrico Co., Va., 1771; married Charles Faris and moved to Franklin Co., Tenn.; a widow, she remarried; died June 17, 1844; at least one child, Rev. C. B. Faris, Tennessee Conference.

MARY POWELL wife of W. F. Powell, died Tallahatchie Co., Miss., July 26, 1844.

HARRIET STEAGALL, nee Hadon, wife of Rev. B. C. Steagall, born near Covington, La.; married (1) Mr. Hide and had one dau. and two sons; married Steagall, November 19, 1843; died Franklin Co., Tenn., recently.


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JUDITH ANN DUKE daughter of Thomas D. and Jane Elvira Duke, died McNairy Co., Tenn., ostensibly August 1844 aged 12 years, 2 days old.

ANDREW MURRY son of Robert C. and Laura M. Turner, died McNairy Co., Tenn., recently, aged 9 years, 4 months and 21 days.

THOMAS SPRAWLS born Richmond Co., N.C., Sept. 1810; moved to Miss, Dec. 1833, residing in Yazoo and Holmes counties, dying in the latter county, July 27, 1844 aged 34 years.

ASBURY COLE oldest son of Rev. Caleb Cole, Calloway Co., Ky.; born Knox Co., Tenn.; died in Texas, March 14, 1844.

WILLIAM S. JONES son of Benjamin and Malinda Jones, formerly of Abbeville Dist. S.C.; born Jan. 14, 1813; died August 5, 1844, St. Clair County, Alabama.

MARTHA C. BOSTICK wife of Major Ferdinand Bostick; born Tuscumbia, Ala., Dec. 25, 1822; joined Methodist Church in November 1841; two of her children, Catharine and John, predeceased her. She died near Benton, Miss., July 27, 1844, leaving an infant.

JONATHAN WHITE, Russell Co., Alabama, born Brunswick Co., Va., July 17, 1789; moved with parents to S.C.; then to Alabama; left the latter place, June 21, 1844 to visit possible Miss. tracts when he was taken ill in Russell Co., Ala., and died July 17, 1844; burial in family graveyard, Salem, Alabama.


September 20, 1844

Tribute of respect for A. F. BERRY, dec.; by Memphis Lodge #6, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Sept. 4, 1844, lamenting this member's demise.

Rev. ENOCH BOUTON, pastor, Presbyterian Church, Goshen, Indiana, died there, Sept. 3, 1844 in the 48th year of his age; had been in the ministry for twenty-four years.

NANCY SEALE, wife of John Seale, Jr.; born Sept. 22, 1823; died Winston County, Miss., June 24, 1844. Lowndes Co., Miss.

HIRAM K. CAMPBELL died Hickman Co., Ky., Aug. 18, 1844; had come there from Pa. about three years ago.

Tribute of respect for ANDREW J. KERR who died September 12, 1844, extolling his high professional standards; by the Nashville Bar dated September 13, 1844.


September 27, 1844

Reverend SOLOMON HOSFORD, Methodist preacher, Osceola Circuit, Arkansas Conference, died recently.


October 4, 1844

LUCKETT DAVIS, Rutherford Co., Tenn., died Sept. 23, 1844 in the 76th year of his age.

JOSEPH P. WILKINS, Wilson Co., Tenn., died Davidson Co., Tenn., Sept. 2l, 1844.

JAMES McKINNEY, native of Christian Co., Ky., died Murfreesboro, Tenn., Sept. 21, 1844 aged 36 years.

ENOCH GEORGE ELY son of Samuel and Mary Ely, born Richmond Co., N.C.; died Carroll Co Miss., Aug. 9, 1844 aged 23 years.

FREDERICK aged 2 years; LAURA aged 6 months; children of a couple named CAMPBELL, Clarke Co., Ala.; died August 29, 1844.

JOSHUA WILSON born N.C., 1760; moved to Alabama, 1817; died Clarke Co., Ala., Sept. 4, 1844.

ELIZABETH COFFEE wife of John Coffee, died Henderson Co., Tenn., Sept. 1, 1844 aged 60 years, lacking a few days; moved to this county in 1820 and was one of the first members of the Olive Branch Methodist Church.


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JEREMIAH F. BAXTER died Marshall Co., Tenn., Sept. 16, 1844 aged 20 years, 8 months, 22 days [August 24, 1824].

JOHN MAULDIN died July 19, 1844 aged 27 years. Yalobusha Co., Miss.

THOMAS BALLARD HOLMES son of John B. and Ann E. Holmes; died Shelby Co., Tenn., Sept. 4, 1844 aged 17 years, 6 months and 24 days [February 10, 1827].

JOHN WESLEY TURNLEY son of Temple and Macca B. Turnley, died Lauderdale Co., Alabama, recently, aged 23 years and 8 months old.

WILLIAM C. EVANS born Russell Co., Va., May 29, 1797; died Lawrence Co., Tenn., Aug. 14, 1844; moved to Tenn., 1832.

FRANCES SCOTT BANKS only child of Willis and Mary Banks; died Tuscaloosa, Ala., August 16, 1844 in the 19th year of her age.


October 11, 1844

Reverend S. B. SAWYER, Alabama Conference, died Sept. 24, 1844 aged about 35 years.

Reverend E. J. FITZGERALD, Grenada, Miss., died Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 8, 1844 at the insane asylum.

ROBERT C. FOSTER, SR. died September 27, 1844.

ALEXANDER CARSON, Baptist Church, Ireland, died August 1844.

JULIET ERWIN daughter of James Erwin; died Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 6, 1844 aged 5 years.

ORVILLE SOMMERFIELD SYKES youngest son of Dr. George A. and Mary A. Sykes, died Carroll Co., Miss., Sept. 4, 1844 aged 18 months, 21 days.

JOHN JAMES CROOK son of Thomas G. and Sarah A. Crook, died Henderson Co., Tenn., July 11, 1844 aged 1 year, 9 months and 24 days [September 17, 1843].

Reverend JOHN C. BASKETT died Roane Co., Tenn., Aug. 27, 1844 in the 31st year of his age.

Reverend IRA FALLS died about two months ago (as of September 23, 1844).

MARTHA R. SPAIN daughter of John and Nancy Jones, Nottoway Co., Va., born 1797; moved to Robertson Co., Tenn., 1832; married Thomas W. Spain; died Aug. 18, 1844; one daughter.

JOHN DUNCAN died Warren Co., Tenn., July 28, 1844 in the 49th year of his age.

GREEN W. HUNT born Mar. 1, 1807; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 11, 1844.

SUSANAH WHITE wife of Elijah White, born Caroline Co., Va., Oct. 3, 1763; joined Methodist Church, 1785; died June 9, 1844.

ELIZABETH P. MOSBY wife of James C. Mosby; daughter of Rev. James Gunn; married Oct. 11, 1832; died Warren Co., Miss., Sept. 11, 1844 aged 32 years.

LUISA ELIZABETH JONES daughter of Joshua J. Jones, born Warren Co., Tenn. (whence her father had come from Virginia); moved to Panola Co., Miss.; died latter place, Sept. 12, 1844 in the 17th year of her age.

ADALAID F. SMITH wife of William W. Smith, died Noxubee Co., Miss., Sept. 10, 1844 in the 31st year of her age.

Hon. ISAAC R. NICHOLSON born Pendleton Dist., S.C.; moved to Miss., 1815, where he practiced law; married America Gilmer, 1820; served in Miss. legislature nine sessions; a judge for 12 years; died near Clinton, Miss., August 28, 1844 in the 55th year of his age.


October 18, 1844

SARAH JOSEPHINE WATKINS daughter of Rev. William Hamilton and Margaret Watkins; died Sept 22, 1844 aged 10 months and 22 days [Nov. 22, 1843] [Obit repeated in Oct. 25, 1844 issue]


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VIRGINIA ARCHER HOLMES daughter of John B. and Ann E. Holmes; died of measles, Sept. 19, 1844 aged 12 years. Shelby Co., Tennessee.

ELIZA R. F. JONES widow of Dr. William M. Jones; daughter of George and Sarah Cooper; born Craven Co., N.C., April 26, 1816; died Haywood Co., Tenn., September 20, 1844.

MARY G. BOWERS daughter of Joshua W. and Sarah Kilpatrick; born Oct. 6, 1823; married Lemuel G. Bowers, Jan. 9, 1840; died August 13, 1844.

JANE JONSTON wife of Abel Jonston. Cumberland Presbyterians. She died Sept. 19, 1844 in the 46th year of her age; eight children.

Rev. JAMES A. SHOCKLEY died Jasper Co., Miss., Sept. 16, 1844 in the 33rd year of his age. Methodist preacher; husband and father (3 children).

DAVID PHILIPS born in Pa., July 11, 1773; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., May 8, 1844.

FRANCES DAVIES, Noxubee Co., Miss., died December 1843.

JOHN McFARLAND born Orange Co., N.C., December 1778; moved to Maury Co., Tenn., 1818; to Madison Co., Tenn., 1821, where he died September 3, 1844.


October 25, 1844

JAMES D. MOORE died in Ark., Sept. 16, 1844; four children.

Mrs. J. A. WAIR, formerly of Davidson Co., Tenn.; died Hernando, Miss., Sept. 10, 1844.

JAMES JOSEPH ALLEN son of Rev. D. J. Allen, died Paducah, Ky., Oct. 9, 1844 aged 6 days.

ALLEN H. KEMP born Ga., Oct. 20, 1797; married Madison Co., Ala., Aug. 28, 1816; moved to McNairy Co., Tenn.; died Sept. 3, 1844.

MARY J. BICKNELL daughter of James and Frances Bicknell; born Jefferson Co., Tenn., Dec. 4, 1829; died Blount Co., Ala., August 31, 1844.

WILLIAM L. HENDERSON son of Littleton and Nancy Henderson, Shelby Co., Tenn.; born Memphis, Feb. 21, 1828; died Washington Co., Va., Sept. 10, 1844; member of the senior class, Emory- Henry College.

A. L. V. B. McKENZIE son of Rev. J. W. P. and Matilda McKenzie, formerly of Tenn.; died Red River Co., Texas, recently, aged 13 years, 10 months and 14 days old.


November 1, 1844

JOHN N. TODD died Nashville, Tenn., October 28, 1844.

SARAH C. EAST wife of William A. East; daughter of Nathaniel Carter (Wilson Co., Tenn.); died Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 14, 1844 in the 18th year of her age.

On October 23, 1844 the steamboat, Lucy Walker, left Louisville, Ky. for New Orleans; about four miles below New Albany, Indiana, while the engine was being worked on, the three boilers exploded, destroying the boat and killing many people. Among the dead were: General J. W. PEGRAM, Richmond, Va.; SAMUEL M. BROWN, Lexington, Ky.; J. R. CORMICK, Virginia; CHARLES DONNE, Louisville; PHILLIP WALLIS, formerly of Baltimore; REBECCA, wife of A. J. FOSTER, Greenville, Va.; JAMES VANDERBERG, Louisville; Mr. HUGHES, formerly of Lexington, Ky.; Mr. Matlock, New Albany; NICHOLAS FORD, formerly of Nashville; DAVID VANN, the boat captain; MOSES KIRBY, boat pilot; and other boat crew members and four black firemen.

MARTHA GORDON wife of Davis Gordon; daughter of J. B. and E. Eppes; born Newberry Dist., S.C.; died Hinds Co., Miss., Sept. 5, 1844 aged 37 years.

Reverend WILLIAM ROWEL born S.C., 1772; moved to Tenn., 1809; licensed to preach in the Methodist Church, 1813; died Sept. 11, 1844. His son, JOHN W. ROWEL, died a week before his father died.

MARY ANDREWS wife of William B. Andrews; daughter of Isham and Mary B. Matthews, Williamson Co., Tenn.; died July. 25, 1844 aged 32 years; four children.


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SARAH A. DAVIS born Abbeville Dist., S.C., Oct. 22, 1819; died Pontotoc Co., Miss., Sept. 24, 1844 in the 25th year of her age.


November 8, 1844

ELLEN FOGG daughter of Godfrey M. Fogg, died Nashville, November 7, 1844.

WILLIAM B. DUNKIN born east Tenn.; moved to Marshall Co., Miss. where he lived until he moved to Hempstead Co., Ark., 1842, where he died Aug. 11, 1844 in the 41st year of his age.

SARAH ELIZABETH TROUSDALE daughter of John and Mary Trousdale, died Marshall Co., Miss., Sept. 11, 1844 aged 4 years, l month, 12 days [July 29, 1840].

Dr. JAMES H. JOHNSON oldest son of Robert and Bersheba Johnson; born in Maryland; graduate, Medical College, Baltimore; died Holmes Co., Miss., Sept. 24, 1844; married Nancy N. Doxey, 1836 and moved to Holmes Co., Miss.

WILLIAM COWDEN born Iredell Co., N.C., Sept. 10, 1776; died Marshall Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1844; joined Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1801; joined Methodist Church, 1821.

ELIZABETH ANN CILKEE wife of Charles Cilkee; daughter Benjamin Stith (Hardin Co., Ky.); died Mt. Sterling, Ky., Sept. 12, 1844; one dau., one son.

Major THOMAS R. BROWN born Brunswick Co., Va., Jan. 22, 1800; died Oct. 14, 1844; husband and father (6 children).

SARAH S. LOWE wife of General B. M. Lowe; only daughter of Dr. James (dec) and Sophie Manning; born Petersburg, Ga., March 4, 1807; educated at Nashville Female Seminary; married in 1823; died Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 14, 1844; ten children.


November 15, 1844

Dr. WILLIAM G. DICKINSON born Charlestown, New Hampshire, Aug. 4, 1791; moved to Franklin, Tenn. about thirty-two years ago; then moved to Columbia, Tenn.; died Nashville, Nov. l1, 1844.

ELIHU C. BLAKLY son of John and Keziah Blakely; born Laurens Dist., S.C., July 26, 1810; moved with parents to Blount Co., Ala., 1822; married Eliza McDaniel; moved to Tishomingo Co., Miss., 1839; died Aug. 24, 1844; buried in Hopewell Church graveyard, Tishomingo County.

ROBERT W. CLEVELAND, clerk of the court, Coosa Co., Ala, died Sept. 6, 1844 aged 33 years; husband and father (2 children).

WILBUR FISK PURNELL son of Dr. H. H. and Margarett Purnell, born Leon Co., Fla.; died Calloway Co., Ky., Aug. 23, 1844 aged 9 years, 17 days [August 6, 1835].

Reverend ALVIS TURRENTINE died Oct. 28, 1844 aged about 21 years. Methodist preacher.

MARY WOOD daughter of Robert and Mary Gordon, Giles Co., Tenn.; born Nov. 12, 1804; died Oct. 21, 1844.

JOHN NASH BARKSDALE, lawyer, Columbus, Miss.; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Oct. 27, 1844 in the 26th year of his age.


November 22, 1844

JOHN A. MURRELL, notorious land pirate, died Pikeville, Bledsoe Co., Tenn., Nov. 1, 1844; having admitted to many of his crimes but denied he had ever murdered anyone, as was announced in the McMinnville, Tennessee GAZETTE.

JESSE L. CRAVENS, sixth child of William and Mary Cravens (from Virginia); born Christian Co., Ky., March 31, 1799; his father died Feb. 7, 1832 aged 67 years; his mother died Feb. 5, 1832 aged 65 years (leaving five daus., five sons). Jesse married Martha Logan, Feb. 22, 1821 and moved to now-Johnson Co., Ark.; died Sept. 10, 1844.

MARY HALL died August 23, 1844 aged about 22 years; her mother died July 27, 1843.

SUSAN WARFIELD daughter of Colonel Jacob Waters, Maryland; born Mar. 22, 1802; married in 1827; died of strangulated hernia, October 28, 1844.


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THOMAS A. BASS son of William J. and Lucinda T. Bass; died Shelby Co., Tenn., August 31, 1844 aged 3 years, 6 months, 24 days [Feb. 7, 1841].

MARY JANE DUNCAN wife of John P. Duncan; died near Russellville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1844; three children.


November 29, 1844

MARTHA L. BRISCOE wife of John Briscoe, Maury Co., Tenn.; died Oct. 27, 1844 in the 34th year of her age.

CASSANDRA BROWN daughter of Colonel Robert Paine; died Haywood Co., Tenn., Oct. 18, 1844; born December 12, 1822.

BENJAMIN REZIN REDMAN son of Rev. William W. and Mary Ann Matilda Redman; died St. Louis, MO, Nov. 9, 1844 aged 7 months, 11 days [March 28, 1844].

Reverend JOHN HARVEY born Orange Co., Va., Dec. 7, 1758; moved with parents to N.C., 1766; served in the Revolutionary War; moved to Smith Co., Tenn., 1800; in 1821 to Lawrence Co., Ala., where he died October 23, 1844.


December 6, 1844

ELIZABETH BRAME died Nov. 8, 1844 in the 73rd year of her age. Baptist. Cumberland Co., Tenn.

BENJAMIN C. RANSOM born Franklin Co., N.C., May 1777; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1844.

The poet, THOMAS CAMPBELL, especially noted for his poem "Gertrude", died June 15, 1844 aged 67 years.

HANNAH DICKSON born Maury Co., Tenn., Dec. 24, 1807; died Lewis Co., Tenn., Nov. 19, 1844; wife of A. R. Dickson.

Reverend WILLIAM JOHNSON son of Charles and Martha Johnson; born east Tenn., Oct. 19, 1800; Methodist local preacher; married Susannah Rebecca Frierson, Dec. 2, 1824. Died Oct. 16, 1844; four children.


December 13, 1844

LUCY BARNEY wife of David Barney; died Oct. 10, 1844; her son, SIMON, died Sept. 11, 1844.

Reverend WILLIAM WINANS OAKCHI died Ft. Smith, Ark., Oct. 31, 1844; a native Choctaw Indian.

MARY CRUTCHFIELD DILLARD born July 5, 1812; died Jan. 14, 1844; 6 children. Her mother, CELIA PAGE, daughter of Elmore and Elizabeth Douglass, born Dec. 7, 1779; died Sept. 9, 1844, leaving her widower, J. Page, 78 years old.

Reverend BENJAMIN C. SCOTT died Macon Co., Ala., Sept. 17, 1844 in the 53rd year of his age Methodist preacher.


December 20, 1844

ROBERT WILLIAMS youngest son of John Williams (dec), Nashville, Tenn.; died New Orleans, Dec. 4, 1844 aged 20 years, 6 months [June 4, 1824].

MARY M. MITCHELL wife of Colonel G. D. Mitchell; daughter of Robert and Frances Wood; born N.C., 1806; died Madison Co., Miss., Oct. 6, 1844.

SOPHRONIA G., aged 3 years; G. DANIEL BOOTH, aged l month; died Nov. 8, 1844 within fifteen minutes of one another; children of W. and R. Daniel. [The son's name as given in the obit.]

WILLIAM LAMB died Green Co., Ark., Nov. 10, 1844 in the 53rd year of his age.


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