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


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January 3, 1845

Reverend BARTON W. STONE, a prominent clergyman; died Hannibal, Mo, Nov. 8, 1844 in the 72d year of his age. [A "frontier evangelist", Stone was born December 24, 1772.]

Y. A. EDWARDS died Monroe Co., Tenn., Oct. 7, 1844. Missionary Baptist.

THOMAS M. DANIEL died Monroe Co., Tenn., Dec. 4, 1844 "near 70" years old.


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MARY ANN KIMBLE daughter of Henry W. and Ann Eliza Kimble, born Mar. 23, 1843; died Dec. 2, 1844.

CAROLINE J. THACKER daughter of Rev. E. J. and Elizabeth Dotson; born Madison Co. Ala, July 23, 1822; died Marshall Co., Tenn., Dec. 9, 1844.


January 10, 1845

PERKIN DALTON CURTIS son of A. B. and Ann Curtis; died Hempstead Co., Ark., Oct. 8, 1844 in the 17th year of his age.

THOMAS D. SHROUD died Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 6, 1844.

HARRIET G. MOORE wife of James Moore; daughter of Green and Delphy R. Davidson; born Montgomery Co., N.C., Oct. 1, 1804; died Yalobusha Co., Miss., Sept. 15, 1844; 6 children.

GREEN M. DAVIDSON son of Alexander A. and Eliza J. Davidson; died Coffeeville, Miss., August 31, 1844 aged 1 year, 8 months, 8 days [August 23, 1843].

LAWRENCE MOORE son of James and Harriet Moore; died at her uncle, A. H. Davidson's residence, Coffeeville, Miss., Nov. 19, 1844 aged 1 year.

JOHN GILMORE died Oct. 20, 1844; his wife died two days previously; he was licensed to preach as Methodist local preacher, 1813; joined itinerant ministry, Alabama Conference, 1837; filled several appointments thereafter in this conference.

ADELINE BURDINE wife of Rev. John Burdine; died Dec. 15, 1844.

MALVINA McDONALD daughter of James and Jane McDonald; born Feb. 8, 1825; died Giles Co., Tenn. November 28, 1844.

SARAH JANE DRAKE wife of Edmund B. Drake; died Lebanon, Tenn., Dec. 25, 1844 aged about 20 year

JOSEPH CRAWFORD BILES son of Jonathan and Mary Biles; born Warren Co., Tenn., June 3, 1812; died there, Sept. 21, 1844. His and Elizabeth Biles' daughter, VICTORIA JANE, born June 29, 1841; died November 15, 1844.

A. T. SADLER died November 26, 1844; three children.

STERLING NEBLETT born Lunenburg Co., Va., Oct. 19, 1776; married Nancy Daley, Mecklenburg Co., Va., Oct. 11, 1798; moved to Montgomery Co., Tenn., spring 1807, where he died Oct. 3, 1844. [This man was a brother of Edward Neblett who is mentioned on page 68. They are treated in SOME NEBLETTS IN AMERICA, by Dorothy N. Perkins, 1994: Edward, pages 246-288; Sterling, pages 423-487.]

JAMES S. LONG son of Rev. W. A. and Elizabeth Long born July 18, 1843; died Dec. 1, 1844.


January 17, 1845

THOMAS H. FLETCHER, prominent member of the Nashville, Tenn. Bar and resident there about 35 years; died Jan. 12, 1844; stroke.

THOMAS K. RHODES died Macon, Fayette Co., Tenn., Dec. 6, 1844 in the 35th year of his age.

Reverend OLIVER H. P. PRIMM, Methodist preacher, Tennessee Conference, died Dec. 22, 1844 in the 26th year of his age, of consumption.

WILLIS IRVIN WILLINGHAM born Sept. 26, 1834; died Dec. 25, 1844 after his right arm was crushed in the running gear of a cotton gin.

NEWTON ELLIOTT BROWN born Wilson Co., Tenn., Jan. 11, 1817; moved with parents to Franklin Co., Ala., then to Tuscaloosa Co., Ala.; died October 31, 1844.

MARY SCOTT wife of Rev. James Scott; born Culpeper Co., Va.; died Trenton, Tenn., Dec. 16, 1844 in the 44th year of his age; joined Methodist Church, 1836.

Hon. ROGER MINOT SHERMAN, who filled several important political offices in his state Connecticut, died in Fairfield, that state, December 30, 1844 in the 72nd year of his age.


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January 24, 1845

PAGE TALLY born Warren Co., N.C., 1812; moved to Madison Co., Tenn., 1837; husband and father (1 son); died recently.

JOHN BLAIR born Guilford Co., N.C., 1792; moved to tract on Mill Creek, three miles above Nashville, Tenn. and lived there for 17 years; moved on to Bedford Co., Tenn. where he lived 12 years; moved on to vicinity of Denmark, Tenn. where he died Dec. 18, 1844; husband and father (7 children). [His tombstone, as read by the present writer, in the Blair cemetery near Denmark, "Sacred to the memory of JOHN BLAIR born in Gilford [sic] County, N.C., October 22d 1767. Departed this life in Madison Co., Tenn., December 18th 1844 in hope of resurrection."]

WILLIAM R. KELTON son of James Kelton, esq., Rutherford Co., Tenn., died Nov. 28, 1844 aged 25 years; the oldest daughter of James Kelton, Mrs. MARTHA VAUGHAN, died August 1843.


January 31, 1845

ELIZA PLUMMER wife of James R. Plummer, born Va., Nov. 1802; died January 14, 1845.

WILLIAM WHITESIDES, SR. died October 1844.

WILLIAM CHANDLER died Overton Co., Tenn., Dec. 2, 1844 aged 24 years, 5 mos. [July 1820]

Mrs. ELENOR G. HART died Henderson Co., Tenn., Nov. 22, 1844 aged 30 years. Her sister, SALLY A. PARKER, died Dec. 29, 1844 aged 28 years; both daughters of John and Elizabeth Coffee.

GEORGE G. HICKS son of George and Julia A. Hicks; died Leake Co., Miss., Dec. 20, 1844. His sister, MARTHA ANN, died March 17, 1844 aged 6 years; another sister, CORNELIA ADELADE, died March 22, 1844 aged 4 years.

WILLIAM McMAHON wrote that his mother [unnamed] died January 7, 1845 in the 95th year of her age; daughter of John Ratcliff, Maryland; reared mostly in Virginia; had seven children and a numerous progeny. "I have had a mother to pray for me every day and night for 58 years until last Tuesday."

MARY WILSON wife of Joab Wilson, esq., Haywood Co., Tenn., died Jan. 5, 1845 in the 48th year of her age; five children. Buried in Denmark, Tennessee. [Buried in the Baptist graveyard in Denmark is Joab Wilson with a tombstone inscribed, "JOAB WILSON died Oct. 1, 1846 aged 60 years, 8 days [September 23, 1786]. He sleeps by the side of son and wife whom he dearly loved through life."]


February 7, 1845

JAMES WARD, native of Suffolk County, England; married Sarah Diggons, 1772; came to the U.S., 1805; died of painful illness, Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 2, 1845 in the 79th year of his age.

CHARLOTTE R. WILKINSON daughter of William H. and Georgetta Wilkinson; died Hendersonville, Tenn., Jan. 19, 1845 aged 6 years, 2 months, 1 day [September 18, 1838].

LOUISA GERMANY daughter of James O. and Margaret Cosby; born Ebert Co., Ga., Nov. 30, 1810; moved with parents to Wilkinson Co., Miss.; married Robert Germany, March 5, 1829; died Amite Co., Miss., December 16, 1844.

JOHN WESLEY COWLES son of John and Mary Cowles, died Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 5, 1845 in the 6th year of his age.

RUBEN TOLBERT, Graves Co., Ky., while hunting on December 23, 1844 was thrown from his horse and soon died from resulting injuries. Born Montgomery Co., Ky., June 14, 1817; joined Methodist Church, August 1842.

Reverend RICHMOND T. SHELTON died Stewart Co., Tenn., Dec. 29, 1844 in the 37th year of his age; a few months of his life were spent as a Methodist local preacher.

Reverend HAYMAN BAILEY born Maury Co., Tenn., 1810; moved to McMinn Co., Tenn. and married; moved to Cherokee Co., Ala. and preached as Methodist itinerant until his death, Jan. 12, 1845.


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February 14, 1845

JOHN HUDSON born Feb. 13, 1787; died Yalobusha Co., Miss., Dec. 29, 1844.

THOMAS LOGAN DOUGLASS died Marshall Co., Miss., Nov. 25, 1844 in the 38th year of his age.

NANCY FARMER, nee Robertson, born Robertson Co., Tenn., Dec. 19, 1812; married Captain John Farmer, 1831; died Logan Co., Ky., Jan. 28, 1845; mother of nine children, before completing her 32nd year of life.

REBECCA GULLICK wife of Benjamin D. Gullick, died Jan. 21, 1845 in the 68th year of her age.

PEACHEY T. POSEY wife of David P. Posey born Laurens Dist., S.C., 1785; married in 1804; moved to Tennessee, spring 1832; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., January 20, 1845.

JUDETH MASSEE born New Kent Co., Va., March 27, 1772; died Limestone Co., Ala., Jan. 22, 1845.

THOMAS JOLLY, oldest preacher in Scotland, having preached at the Dunnet Church for abt. 65 years; died in Caithness, Scotland, Dec. 2, 1845 aged 91 years.


February 21, 1845

Colonel ROBERT WEAKLEY born Halifax Co., Va., July 2, 1764; married August 11, 1791; died February 4, 1845; his ancestors were Welshmen; his grandfather came to America before the Revolution with sons, William remained in Pennsylvania; Robert, about ten years old, who moved to Virginia and married Jane Stewart and became parents of Robert Weakley. He and his brother, Thomas, fought in the Revolution, at Alamance and Guilford Courthouse; he moved to Davidson Co., Tenn. about 1783 and worked as a surveyor; taught school too. He was a sometime member of the Tennessee legislature. His wife, Jane, daughter of General Matthew Locke, Roane Co., Tenn., died in September 1838. His older daughter married General Brehan and died leaving seven children. His other surviving children were Robert Locke Weakley, Narcissa, wife of Major J. P. Hickman and Jane, wife of J. L. Brown; from whom he had a numerous progeny. He was described as tall and erect; high forehead.

CATHARINE ROWELL born N.C.; died Jan. 20, 1845 in the 55th year of her age. Her husband, William Rowell, died October 1844.

DAVID JAMES ROWELL born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Sept. 21, 1829; died Jan. 5, 1845; husband and father (8 children).

LOUISA FIELDS youngest daughter of Bartholomew Fields, a Revolutionary War veteran; died Dale Co., Ala., Dec. 14, 1844 in the 46th year of her age.


February 28, 1845

BENJAMIN ALLEN GANT son of Rev. Benjamin Gant, born April 22, 1838; died Feb. 14, 1845.

JOHN MICHAEL HINTON oldest son of Harrison B. Hinton, Davidson Co., Tenn.; died Feb. 1, 1845 aged 11 years, 9 months and 11 days [March 8, 1833].

Mrs. CHERRY HORN, formerly of Virginia, died Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 8, 1845 in the 53rd year of her age; 6 children.

ELIZABETH McQUIG wife of Robert G. McQuig, Giles Co., Tenn., born Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 16, 1805; died Nov. 12, 1844; nine children.

ELZINA BUCKHANNON wife of James Buckhannon; died Sept. 24, 1844; gave instructions that her newly-born son was to be baptized and named Milton Andrew Buckhannon.

PHEBY PAMPHLIN died Nov. 1, 1844; eleven children; daughter of Bejamin Ramy and sister of Rev. Milton Ramy.

JAMES McGOWAN born Nov. 10, 1790; died January 3, 1845; one of his children was named John S. McGowan. West Tennessee.

MARY P. DICKENS wife of Samuel B. Dickens; daughter of Edward Davis; born N.C.; moved to Madison Co., Tenn. and later to Panola Co., Miss.; her oldest son, EDWARD, died about two previously to her own death.


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CAROLINE E. R. ELLIS born near Shelbyville, Tenn., June 25, 1821; died Dec. 20, 1844; daughter of Littleberry and Frances Greene; married L. W. Ellis, Nov. 14, 1839; three sons. Hempstead Co., Ark.

On February 14, 1845 a farmer, Captain DAVID REED, near Swanzey, New Hampshire, hitched his cattle to a log, which, on starting, had rolled and caught him by the leg and broke it. Unable to extricate himself, "he lay helpless and had froze to death when found the next day." Left a widow and several children.


March 7, 1845

ROBERT M. HOLMAN born January 8, 1805; died Wilson Co., Tenn., Oct. 3, 1844.

Mrs. EUNICE HAWTHORN died Jan. 10, 1845 in the residence of her son-in-law, Allen Pages, Conecuh Co., Ala., aged 68 years.

MARY BATES, SR. died in residence of her daughter, Margaret Rucker, Bradley Co., Tenn., Jan. 30, 1845 in the 79th year of her age; member of Methodist Church for 56 years.

LEVI DAVIS died Trigg Co., Ky., Jan. 3, 1845 in the 60th year of his age.

WILLIAM WOFFORD born eastern shore, Maryland, Sept. 16, 1776; at age of four years moved with parents to Rockingham Co., N.C. and lived there until he was 22 years old and married Sarah Yerkis, two years after which they moved to Guilford Co., N.C., living there 18 years, then moving on to Stewart Co., Tenn. for three years, then to Henry Co., Tenn. where he died January 16, 1845.

JAMES D. ELLET died Lawrence Co., Tenn., Feb. 19, 1845 in the 37th year of his age; buried in his family graveyard.

JOHN HUDSON born Feb. 13, 1781; died Yalobusha Co., Miss., June 5, 1845.

HARRY and GILPHA PITT, husband and wife, were members of the Baptist Church in N.C., then in Tenn.; he was a Revolutionary War veteran; she died Feb. 9, 1845 one month shy of 85 years; he died Feb. 13, 1845 within months of 85 years. Sumner County, Tennessee. (Henry "Harry" Pitt born Isle of Wight Co., Va., 1760. See pension #S3689.]


March 14, 1845

JOHN R. JEFFERSON died Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 9, 1845 aged 28 years.

TIMOTHY KEZER, native of Maine, merchant in hat and fur business, Nashville, Tenn., died there, March 9, 1845.

JOSEPH H. MIDDLETON born April 9, 1827; died Feb. 16, 1845. Middle Tennessee.

Reverend S. W. OWEN, Williamson Co., Tenn.; died February 26, 1845.


March 21, 1845

Mrs. NANCY BRANCH died Davidson Co., Tenn., Mar. 5, 1845 aged about 84 years.

MARY M. ORTON wife of Rhea S. Orton, died Nashville, March 16, 1845.

SARAH ANN WALKER wife of John W. Walker; daughter of Dr. Young A. Gray (dec), Florence, Ala.; died March 16, 1845 aged 28 years.

EWING F. CALHOUN died Columbus, Miss., Feb. 24, 1845 in the 35th year of his age; native of Wilson Co., Tenn.; son of Rev. Thomas Calhoun.

MARY NEWBERRY born Stewart Co., Tenn., Dec. 23, 1808; died Feb. 14, 1845. Weakley Co., Tennessee.

Reverend STERLING WILLIAMSON OWEN died near Spring Hill, Tenn., Feb. 26, 1845 in the 32d year of his age; husband and father (4 children). "He spoke whatever he thought. There was no guile or deceit in his heart."


March 28, 1845

DANIEL SANFORD, Ballard Co., Ky., born Sept. 9, 1809; died February 19, 1845.


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Hon. ISAAC C. BATES, United States Senator from Mass., died recently. [Isaac Chapman Bates Jan. 23, 1779-March 16, 1845, served in Congress, 1827-1835; U.S. Senator, from 1841 until his demise]

ELIZABETH ECHOLS daughter of Seth and Elizabeth Maberry; widow of Joel Echols; born N.C.; reared in Sumner Co., Tenn.; died Jan. 10, 1845 in the 54th year of her age.

Reverend EPHRAIM W. DUNBAR, Methodist preacher, died Giles Co., Tenn. in residence of his father-in-law, Lewis Neel, Dec. 17, 1844 aged 21 years about 9 months; consumption.

MARY L. WALKER, wife of Thomas Walker; daughter of Daniel and Nancy McFall, Wayne Co., Tenn.; died Jan. 28, 1845; four children. Buried in Lauderdale Co., Alabama.

NANCY A. FIELD daughter of Thomas H. Field; died recently, aged 13 years, 7 months. Starkville, Miss.

REBECCA BRANDON wife of Rev. Lemuel Brandon; daughter of Benjamin and Leah Burgin; born Burke Co., N.C., Jan. 30, 1798; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., March 7, 1845.


April 4, 1845

MARY ANGELINE YATES daughter of James and Mary J. Yates, Robertson Co., Tenn.; died March 7, 1845 aged 15 years, 2 mos. [January 1830].

LUCINDA A. FORD wife of Rev. Washington Ford, native of La.; died Madison Co., Miss., Feb. 17, 1845 in the 28th year of her age.

ELIZABETH B. DAWSON daughter of Martin and Sarah Dawson, St. Francis Co., Ark., died Jan. 12, 1845 in the 9th year of her age.

HENRY COOK, St. Francis Co., Ark., died Jan. 1845; one child.

RHODY DUGLASS [Douglass], St. Francis Co., Ark., died. Feb. 10, 1845; widow with children.

PLEASANT RAY, St. Francis Co., Ark., died Feb. 18, 1845; husband and father.

ELISHA FRANKS, St. Francis Co., Ark., died Mar. 6, 1845; county judge, a former member of the Arkansas legislature.

ROSANNA AVERY wife of Rev. Alexander Avery; daughter of Rev. Joseph and Lodernia Reed; born MO, 1817; moved with parents to Hempstead Co., Ark.; died Feb. 12, 1845.

Reverend HENRY F. HILL, Methodist preacher, Alabama Conference, son of John O. and Margaret Hill; born Union District, S.C., Sept. 8, 1812; licensed to preach in Methodist Church as local preacher, 1839; admitted as itinerant preacher in Ala. Conference in December 1840 and labored in several of its circuits before he died near Aberdeen, Miss., Feb. 12, 1845.

MARY ANN NICHOLAS daughter of Edward and Mary Goode; born Ky., June 6, 1814; moved to Panola Co., Miss., January 1845; weak, she fell into "the fire", suffering extensive burn wounds from which she died after horrible pain, March 21, 1845.

ABRAHAM WEAVER died Madison Co., Tenn., Feb. 14, 1845 in the 49th year of his age. "His house was a home for preachers."

WILLIAM CHRISTIAN HOLLAND son of J. C. and Rebecca T. Holland, recently of Holly Springs, Miss died Fulton, Feb. 22, 1845 aged 3 years, l month, 17 days [January 5, 1842].


April 11, 1845

ELIZABETH SCALES died Talladega Co., Ala., Jan. 29, 1845. Baptist.

JESSE REEVE born Prince William Co., Va., Sept. 28, 1768; died Greene Co., Tenn., July 17, 1841; moved to Cocke Co., Tenn., 1800. His wife, ANN REEVE, born Charles County, Md., Sept. 27, 1772; died Feb. 19, 1845.

AMANDA MALISSA PROCISE wife of George Procise; daughter of Solomon and Mary Paine; born 1821; died February 29, 1845.


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MARTHA S. THOMPSON, native of Virginia, moved to north Alabama, then in 1837 to Miss., where, in Lowndes Co., she died March 16, 1845 in the 51st year of her age.


April 18, 1845

JAMES MONROE SHOTWELL son of Rev. William H. and N. D. Shotwell; died March 31, 1845 aged 10 years, 11 months and 7 days [April 24, 1834]. St. Clair Co., Alabama.

SARAH J. FENNEL wife of Henry Fennel, Morgan Co., Alabama; daughter of Captain Edward and Margaret Delaney; died March 29, 1845 in the 27th year of her age. Her infant son [unnamed] died April 2, 1845 aged 12 mos., 20 days [March 12, 1844].

Reverend EDWARD DROMGOOLE SIMS, professor of English literature, University of Alabama, died April 13, 1845.


April 25, 1845

LAURA W. POTTER wife of Rev. William Potter, died Columbia, Tenn., April 19, 1845. 1845; husband and father.

ROBERT SLAUGHTER BELL, Barren Co., Ky., died April 21, 1845.

Dr. SEWELL died Washington, D. C., April 10, 1845.

Reverend JAMES MILNOR, DD, died New York City, April 8, 1845.

Reverend WILLIAM T. BRANTLEY, pastor, First Baptist Church, Charleston, S.C., died in Augusta., Georgia, April 18, 1845.

BENJAMIN BURKE died Greensboro, Vt., native of old Swansea, Mass., died April 21, 1845 aged 115 years (according to the VERMONT WATCHMAN).


May 2, 1845

Hon. DAVID W. DICKINSON died Williamson Co., Tenn., April 27, 1845.

LEMUEL HUTCHINGS only son of Samuel N. and Catharine Martin died Marshall Co., Miss., Feb. 17, 1845 aged 2 years, 22 days [January 1843].

MARY EMMA ELEANORA HANKINS daughter of Rev. Edmund and Mary Jane Hankins, died Tippah Co., Miss., on their way from Memphis to Fulton, Miss., March 29, 1845 aged 4 mos, 5 days [Nov. 24, 1844].


May 9, 1845

Dr. WILLIAM READ, member of General George Washington's military staff, Revolutionary War, with rank of lieutenant-colonel; died near Charleston, S.C., April 20, 1845 aged 91 years.

SARAH ANN LOCKERT daughter of Duncan and Matilda N. Livingston, born Campbell Co., Va., 1823; died Logan Co., Ky., March 26, 1845.

Reverend JOSEPH PROCTOR born Rowan Co., N.C.; died Estill Co., Ky., Dec. 2, 1844 in the 90th year of his age; served in Revolutionary War for four years; was at Fort Boonesborough when it was beseiged by Indians. A Methodist local preacher for more than half a century.

ELIZABETH ROBB daughter of James and Elizabeth Standifer; wife of Henry Robb, Jefferson Co., Ky.; born Feb. 28, 1788; married April 27, 1809; died January 31, 1845.

SARAH H. PURSLY wife of Elisha Pursly, born Nov. 27, 1807; died March 1, 1845.

MARY ELIZA HARE daughter of John and Mary Askew, Bertie Co., N.C., where he married Starkey S. Hare, March 7, 1833 and soon moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. where she died Mar. 23, 1845 in the 33rd year of her age.

JAMES GAMBLE KIMBLE son of H. W. and Ann E. Kimble; died at his grandfather's, Captain James Kimble's residence, Limestone Co., Ala., recently, aged e years, 8 months.


May 16, 1845

ELIZABETH BURROW wife of Rev. Barnaby Burrow; born Ky., Dec. 13, 1802; moved with parents to Tenn.; died April 13, 1845. Grundy Co., Tennessee.


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ELIZABETH HANNAH GREEN daughter of Benjamin H. and Elizabeth Holmes, given as 15 years old, died in Lauderdale Co., Tenn., April 14, 1845.

Reverend HENRY S. PAYTON, Lauderdale Co., Tenn., died in the residence of his father-in- law, J. P. Littlejohn, Fayette Co., Tenn., March 7, 1845 in the 40th year of his age. He was a Methodist local preacher and preacher ''as much as he could consistently." He married Mrs. Laurence, January 1845.

LEVI W. MOORE died Arkansas County, Ark., March 18, 1845; native of Kentucky; moved to Illinois and married there to Margaret Vertrees; returned to Ky., then returned to Ark. in 1840 where he died aged 37 years, 3 months and some days.

NANCY LAVENDER wife of Nelson Lavender, born Amherst Co., Va., August 13, 1786 and moved to Williamson Co., Tenn., 1803; died of congestive fever, April 26, 1845.

JUDITH M. T. YOUNG wife of Samuel Young; daughter of Dr. Amasa and Judith Palmer; born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Sept. 25, 1805; married Jan. 9, 1823; moved to Henry Co., Tenn., 1833; to Fayette Co., Tenn., 1836 where she died February 1, 1845.


May 23, 1845

WILLIAM H. CUNNYNGHAM born in Pa., July 3, 1765, shortly after his parents arrived in the U.S. [from whence they came is not provided]; apprenticed to a coppersmith. After his father's death in the Shenandoah Valley he with his widowed mother and family moved to Jefferson Co., Tenn.; he settled in McMinn Co., Tenn., 1826; active Methodist layman. Died Feb. 12, 1845.

JOSEPH A. NEWTON son of James W. Newton, born May 4, 1830; died Mar. 13, 1845.

HENRY SCALES born Rockingham Co., N.C., April 2, 1791; died at home, three miles southwest of Nashville, Tenn., April 23, 1845; four daughters and two sons.

DOROTHY ANN USTICK wife of Edward H. Ustick; born and reared in Mercer Co., Ky.; died Sumter Co., Ala., April 18, 1845; two children.

DEVEREUX JARRATT born Franklin Co., Tenn., Jan. 18, 1777; moved to Wilson Co., Tenn., 1806, where he died March 10, 1845; three sons.

ADAM S. PAYNE died Illinois Town, April 6, 1845; a daughter, Mary, mentioned.


May 30, 1845

JOHN LOTSPACH died Monroe Co., Tenn., April 19, 1845 in the 63rd year of his age.

MARY ANN FOX daughter of Jacob and Barbara Waggoner; wife of John Fox; born March 3, 1824; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., March 15, 1845. Born Richland District, S.C.

MARY C. HENDRIX daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Porter; born May 18, 1789; moved with parents to Ala., 1818 and married Hendrix, December 19, 1819; died Jan. 27, 1845.

JOSEPH FULFORD born Carter Co., N.C., where he lived until 1833 when he moved to Dallas Co., Ala., where he died, recently, aged 72 years.

SARAH CHANCERY wife of William Chancey, died in Ark., May 3, 1845.

Reverend ISAAC BROOKFIELD died Poinsett Co., Ark., Feb. 27, 1845 in the 47th year of his age; six children. Began as Methodist itinerant preacher but located and filled the role of local preacher.


June 6, 1845

LUCY ANNE HURT wife of F. O. Hurt died Nashville, Tenn., June 4, 1845.

Major GEORGE W. CURRIN born Davidson Co., Tenn.; youngest son of widowed mother, Bethsheba Currin; died Clarke Co., Ala., April 18, 1845 aged about 29 years.

GEORGE M. PORTER, native of Frankfort, Ky., graduate, University of Nashville; practiced law for a time in Lexington, Ky.; died Paris, Tenn., May 10, 1845 aged 30 years. Three children.


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JOHN YOUNG born Dinwiddie Co., Va.; moved to Logan Co., Ky., where he died April 12, 1845.

TERMATIA DAVIS wife of Peter C. Davis; daughter of William and Eliza G. Peterson; moved from Va. to Tenn., then to Miss., 1839; joined Methodist Church near Mt. Pinson, Madison Co., Tenn., 1835; died Panola Co., Miss., August 3, 1845; three children.

ELIZA JANE RAINY died April 17, 1845 in the 16th year of her age. Arkansas.

DANIEL MOONEY died in residence of father-in-law, Abner Boice, Weakley Co., Tenn., May 13 1845. Methodist preacher. His only child, WATSON McKENDREE MOONEY, died a few days before he himself died.

WESLEY TAYLOR died May 7, 1845 in the 46th year of his age; labored as a Methodist local preacher at age 17 years before entering the itinerant ministry; husband and father (13 children).

SARAH CAROLINE HUNT son of Absolom and Martha W. Hunt; born Green Co., Ala., Oct. 23, 1824; died Chicot Co., Ark., April 30, 1845.

SION HUNT born Franklin Co., N.C., March 15, 1770; married in 1792; died Christian Co., Ky., May 18, 1845.


June 13, 1845

"Death of General Jackson. " ANDREW JACKSON died at his home, the Hermitage, Davidson Co., Tenn., June 8, 1845; his life events so well known, the article dealt strictly with his overall achievement as a public character and describes the multitude that attended the old gentleman's funeral.

MARY ROSS wife of James Ross, Anderson Co., Tenn.; daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Slover; born March 31, 1794; married May 6, 1813; died May 15, 1845.

LUCY ANN WELLS HURT born Va., Nov. 15, 1824; married May 23, 1844; died June 4, 1845.

NANCY W. PAYNE wife of Dr. H. C. Payne, DeSoto Co., Miss.; died March 7, 1845 in the 52nd year of her age.

HUGH HAYS died Wilson Co., Tenn., May 23, 1845 aged 56 years, 5 months [May 23, 1789]; born Davidson Co., Tenn.; moved to Wilson Co., Tenn., 1822; his father, Samuel Hays, was killed by Cherokee Indians near the Hermitage, when he was a boy; he himself fought in the War of 1812, was wounded December 23, 1814 in the fighting around New Orleans with the British. He married and had three children. The article states that he died in Wilson Co., Tenn.


June 20, 1845

Reverend WILLIAM M. SMITH born Wake Co., N.C., 1803; moved to Bedford Co., Tenn., 1817; entered the Methodist ministry; died Graves Co., Ky., July 27, 1830; he was buried in Mobley's campground, Graves Co., Ky.; inquiries had been made about ministers buried there. Anyone wishing more particulars were to write to Smith's father, Harford Smith in Shelbyville, Tenn.

LUCRETIA MORRIS widow of Thomas Morris, Davidson Co., Tenn.; died Nashville, June 15, 1845 aged about 50 years. Baptist.

ELIZABETH CHEATHAM, wife of John Cheatham, born N.C., Jan. 15, 1806; died May 11, 1845; 13 children.

HENRY LLOYD born Brunswick Co., Va., Oct. 30, 1770; died Marshall Co., Miss., April 19, 1845; moved west in 1805 with the Browns, Harrells, Abernathys to Giles Co., Tenn.; thence to Marshall Co., Miss.

SARAH OWIN daughter of Francis and Margaret Hatton, Norfolk Co., Va.; married John Owin (died 1826) when 19 years old and settled in Newberry Dist., S.C. where they reared children; as widow moved to Shelby Co., Tenn.; died March 6, 1845 aged 76 years. One of her children was Rev. Travis Owin.


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HARPER D. GWIN born Dickson Co., Tenn., Mar. 18, 1818; died Pontotoc Co., Miss., March 4, 1845; joined Methodist Church in Weakley Co., Tenn.; moved to Pontotoc in 1837.

WILLIAM BOWEN born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Oct. 9, 1795; died Cannon Co., Tenn., Mar. 13, 1845; moved with parents to Tenn.; husband and father (9 children).

LUCY A. ANDERSON died Smithland, Ky., April 23, 1845 in the 20th year of her age.


June 27, 1845

MARY CATHARINE McNAIRY daughter of William H. and Elizabeth P. McNairy; died June 22, 1845 aged 1 year, 7 months, 20 days [ September 2, 1843]; "a fair flower."

WILLIAM M. HIGGINBOTHAM died East Feliciana, La., May 30, 1845.

BETTY GREEN daughter of David and Elizabeth E. Brouder; died very recently aged "scarcely" two years old.

RHODA LANCASTER formerly lived in Smith Co., Tenn. but recently moved to Monroe Co., Miss. where she died April 3, 1845 in the 78th year of her age.

LEVI RUTRIDGE TURNER son of John C. and Martha Ann Turner; died Hinds Co., Miss., June 17, 1845 aged 3 months, 26 days [April 22, 1845]. His sister, MARTH ALEXANDRIANNA TURNER, died June 20, 1845 aged 7 year, 11 months and 18 days [July 2, 1837].

WILLIAM T. HUGHES died Lowndes Co., Miss., April 20, 1845 in the 30th year of his age.

MARGARET WATTS daughter of Hon. John Watts, Georgia; married William Kendrick (died Feb. 1837), 1804 and moved from Ga. to St. Helene Parish, La., 1818; moved to Livingston Parish, La., where she died March 29, 1845.

ALEXANDER W. HINES born N.C.; moved to Miss., to Starkville, Miss. specifically, 7 years ago; lawyer; died May 24, 1845.

Miss VICY WELLS died Calloway Co., Ky., March 1845 in the 30th year of her age.

NANCY WELLS youngest daughter of John and Mary Wellbs died April 21, 1845. Memphis Conference.

MARTHA ANN WILKINSON daughter of Daniel and Sarah Bowie; born Dec. 24, 1802; married H. Wilkinson when 19 years old; died May 19, 1845.

CARDINAL McDONALD HARGIS died in Ky., April 28, 1845 in the 17th year of his age.

JOHN HILL died May 8, 1845, Henry Co., Tenn., aged 37 years, 9 months [July 1817]; husband and father (4 children).

Miss E. J. CARTER daughter of John and Sarah Carter died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 30, 1845 aged 16 years.


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