MY RIVERSIDE CEMETERY TOMBSTONE
INSCRIPTIONS SCRAPBOOK PART III
By Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1992
NOTES BY LOT
LOT 432B, RAWLINGS
A lone tombstone, located just south of the BECK lot, is that of C. H. RAWLINGS. I reported this stone in MY RIVERSIDE CEMETERY TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS SCRAPBOOK, Part II. (Jackson, 1992), page 3. His death month appeared to be Nov., but enhanced photography shows that he was both born & died in the month of AUGUST. The tombstone should read, then:
C. H. RAWLINGS
B/Aug. 6, 1818
D/Aug. 9, 1870
in the 53 yr. of his/age
About 30 years a consistent
member of the Christian Church.
LOT 397A, COFFMAN
Just north of the Crail stone is a small tombstone, the lettering on which has worn terribly. One may read clearly the names: LESTER LEE OLIVE, son of ALICE COFFMAN. The birth and death dates APPEAR to be June 20, 1881-Oct. 19, 1883. In the JACKSON SEMI-WEEKLY, WEST TENN. WHIG, March 30, 1887 is mention that in McNairy Co., John Coffman had shot and wounded his son-in-law. "Mr." Olive last Sunday. Perhaps there is a connection.
LOT 409A, CHESTER
This is an elaboration about Col. Robt. I. Chester's family, given in part one of this "scrapbook." Taken from page 21, SKETCHES OF PROMINENT TENNESSEANS, by Wm. S. Speer (Nashville, 1899), R. I. Chester.
Colonel Robt. I. Chester md. Elizabeth Hays, Jan. 20, 1825. Ch:
1. Mary Jane Chester, died Dec. 1846, md. Geo. W. Bond and had son, Chester Geo. Bond.
2. John Chester, b. May 18, 1827; md. Aphia Taylor, 1848; several children.
3. Robt. Hays Chester, b. April 27, 1829: md. Mary Long; several ch.
4. Martha Butler Chester, b. June 3, 1832; md. Dr. L. Battle, 5 ch.
5. Wm. Butler Chester, b. Aug. 10, 1834; md. L. O'Connor; several ch.
6. Andrew Jackson Chester, b. May 29, 1836, d. Oct. 8, 1856.
7. Samuel Hays Chester, b. Feb. 24, 1840; md. Ella Ragland; children.
Col. Chester md. (2) Jane P. Donelson (b. Apr. l0, 1812), Jan. 22, 1855; dau. of David Royster of Campbell Co., Va.
Not listed by Ingram James are inscriptions on two large tombstones in extreme south-east corner of cemetery:
J. M. CRAWLEY
March 29, 1830-Oct. 10, 1884
On east side: To My Husband
Without tombstone. MRS. E. A. CRAWLEY, d. May 3, 1886, Union City, Tn; returned to Riverside for burial. JACKSON SEMI-WEEKLY WEST TENN. WHIG. 5-8-'86
Born Jan. 5, 1855
Died Jan. 24, 1886
JUST SOUTH OF LOT 442B MCCABE
GEORGE E. WILLEY
LOT 164 EAST, PERKINS
TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, July 28, 1876
Obit. NEWTON C. PERKINS. Died in this city on the night of 13th of July 1876, at the hands of an assassin and while in the discharge of his official duty . . . age 40 years. (He) was born in Giles county, Tennessee, on the 3d of March, 1830. At the age of ten years he came to Madison county, Tenn., where he lived up to a few years before the war. "He served in the Confd. Army; made his home afterwards in Jackson; a "baby boy" died two days before he did.
[Handwritten Note: See also: Tribune-Sun, July 13, 1877 for circumstances surrounding the killing.]
LOT 183, GREER
Burled in the John A. Greer lot north to south are:
Aged 19 Years
(TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, March 13, 1879. Died, Feb. 27, at age 19, Ingram Johnston at home of his uncle, J. A. Greer)
Died Sept. 11, 1882
LYDIA, wife of JAMES
A JOHNSTON, DAU. OF
DR. JOHN INGRAM OF
DIED Mar. 22, 1891
Wife of JOHN A. GREER
Born In North Carolina,
1832. Died 1900.
JOHN A. GREER
B/Feb. 25, 1827
D/Feb. 7, 1903
wife of/Dr. John INGRAM
B/(July) 20, 1808
D/June 11, 1883
(Inscription on this stone is steadily dissolving)
Wife of REV. S. C.
B/July 26, 1853
D/June 25, 1880
(TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, July 1, 1880. Died. Fannie, wife of Rev. S. C. Caldwell, sister of Dr. John I. Taylor; died June 25)
1850 (Sept. 10) Census, Madison Co., Tenn., C. D. 3, page 249:
John Ingram, 48, N.C.
Lydia Ingram, 40, N.C.
Louisa Ingram, 18, N.C.
Thomas Ingram, 16, Tenn.
John Ingram, 14, Tenn.
Lydia Ingram, 12, Tenn.
William Ingram, 8, Tenn.
Ann Deberry, 20, N.C.
Elizabeth Deberry, 3, Tenn.
Ann M. Deberry, 4 mos., Tenn.
LOUISA INGRAM. 1832-1900, md. John Alvis Greer, May 22, 1859.
ANN INGRAM, md. Matthias Deberry, Jr., November 3, 1847.
1860 (July 9) Census, Madison Co., Tenn., D. C. 3, page 249:
Lidia Ingraham, 54, N.C.
John Ingraham, 23, Tenn. (medical student)
Willie Ingraham, 17, Tenn.
Ann Deberry, 29, N. C.
Annie Deberry, 10, Tenn.
Mattie Deberry, 8, Tenn.
John Greer, 33, Tenn.
Louisa Greer, 28, N.C.
1880 (Jun. 19) Census, Jackson, Tenn., page 50:
John A. Greer, 53, ret. Farmer, Tenn.
Louisa Greer, 45, wife, N.C.
John I. Taylor, 23, boarder, phys., Tn.
Lidia Ingram, 72, m-in-law, N.C.
Lidia Johnson, 38, s-in-law, Tenn.
John Johnson, 18, nephew, Tenn.
Lela Johnson, 14, niece, Tenn.
Presbyterian Cemetery, Denmark, Madison Co., Tenn.:
Oct. 15, 1803-April 5, 1853
(WEST TENN. WHIG, Jackson, April 7, 1853. Died. Dr. John Ingram at Estanaula, Tenn., April 6, pneum., a physician in county over 20 yrs.)
HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, MADISON CO. EDITION (Nashville, Tenn., 1887), page 864:
John A. Greer, of this city (Jackson), was born in Tennessee in 1827, and is the son of Alexander and Margaret (Spratt) Greer, the parents are natives of Mecklenburg County, N.C., and came to Tennessee in 1819. He lived in different counties until 1822, when he moved to Madison. He was a prosperous farmer and owned considerable real estate and slaves. Nine children were born to their union, six of whom lived to become grown and two only are living at present. The mother died in 1841, the father following in death in 1858. Our subject spent his boyhood days on the farm and received his education in the common country schools. At the age of seventeen he came to this city and spent two years clerking for Childs & Person; then, on account of ill health, returned to his father's farm, and after a vacation of about one year, he took a trip west, spending three months and returned to receive a gift of 1000 acres of land from his father, in the southwestern portion of the county, which he at once located on, remaining until 1854, when he began merchandising in the village of Denmark, this county, and continued until 1859, when he married and returned to his farm. His bride, Miss Louisa Ingram, was born in 1832 and is the daughter of dr. John and Lydia (McMillan) Ingram. He remained on the farm until 1871 and then moved to this city, yet retaining possession and control of his farm. He is one of the directors in the First National Bank. He and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a member of the Masonic order and also the K. of T. In politics he is strictly democratic.
DR. JOHN INGRAM, JR.
D/Feb. 8, 1876,
Aged 41 Years
(THE JACKSON SUN, Feb. 11, 1876, Died. Dr. John Ingram, Feb. 8, at state asylum, Nashville; native of this county.)
JOHN INGRAM of Denmark, Tenn. was an officer in the "Danes" company of the Sixth Tenn. Inf., CSA, and later became a member of General Frank Cheatham's military staff. Fonville Neville wrote of him, "A biouac of Confederate veterans at Jackson after the (Civil) war was named for him. He sleeps in the Presbyterian Cemetery." (From "The Oldest Town, Denmark," notes of Fonville Neville in collection in his name, box 18, Union University Library, Jackson)
Of Dr. John Ingram, Sr., it was written, "Dr. John Ingram was greatly interested in building the levees across Hatchie Bottom and while at Estenaula was taken sick with pneumonia and died at the hotel there. He was... greatly revered and beloved... At that time [early settlement of Denmark] Dr. John Ingram lived on the hill just behind the Presbyterian Church as it now stands. He moved away & built a new home on the western edge of the town." From the original letter of JOHN JOHNSTON, attorney-at-law, Memphis, Tenn., written in 191? to the late Fonville Neville of Denmark: in the collection of papers of the latter in the library of Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.
JOHN JOHNSTON (March 11, 1842- May 7, 1928), a son of James Johnston and Emily (Alston) Johnston, was born and raised near Denmark. He attended Center College, Danville, Ky.; volunteered for service, Co. K. 6th Tenn. Inf., CSA and later with 7th Tenn. Cavalry, CSA; moved to Memphis, 1865, to practice law, where he became one of the most highly regarded citizens of that city. He was a Ruling Elder of the Second Presbyterian Church; a scholarly man, twice married and among his children was Addison Caldwell Johnston of Jackson. John Johnston was a member of the Howard Association from 1873. (BENCH AND BAR OF MEMPHIS, Volume One, pages 277-279) Johnston's memoirs and recollections about Denmark are the most reliable sources for the early history of Denmark and that part of Madison County.
LOT 434-A, THE HARRISON FAMILY LOT
It was through the courtesy of Mr. William Edward Terry (born July 1916), now a retired banker (formerly with First National Bank of Jackson, 1939-1983), that I was able to locate the family burial lot in Riverside of the Reverend John A. Harrison. It is a large lot, located just to the east of the Howlett lot on the south side of 8th Street in the cemetery. There is not a single tombstone on this lot and there appears never to have been one placed here. The Reverend John A. Harrison is buried here with several other members of his immediate family. Among them are his wife, and their sons: Charles M., who died Feb. 6, 1862; Philip M., who died Oct. 19, 1855; the Rev'd. William Clement Harrison, who died July 12, 1879, aged 23 years. More particulars about the sons' graves will be found in MY RIVERSIDE CEMETERY TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS SCRAPBOOK, Part II. (Jackson, 1992), page 10.
TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Dec. 2, 1880
With deep regret we announce that the Rev. Jno. A. Harrison, D. D. has accepted a call from Trinity Church, Demopolis, Alabama. We understand that he will depart for his new charge shortly after the holidays. Dr. Harrison has been rector of St. Luke's church, this city, for over a quarter of a century. He came here in the prime of a vigorous manhood. His children were born here and his loved ones dead sleep in our beautiful Riverside. Most of those noble churchmen and women, those strong and sweet characters that made St. Luke's parish, in old days, prominent in all good works and at whose bidding he came and upon whose kindly Christian arms he leaned never in vain, are silent sleepers amid the falling leaves of our city of the dead. Great changes have taken place in Jackson since he came among us twenty-seven years ago. Few old men and women then are living now.... War (Civil War) with its blight, has passed over the land.... His church was ever open and through him the prayers of the church, with its beautiful ritual, found ever faithful voice.... In all the changes of time and fortune he has been brave and kind and true, the one common friend in whose great heart all griefs found tenderest sympathy.... Many of the poor in Jackson will sadly miss him. In works of charity he was ever foremost. He was active in looking up the poverty-stricken. He frequently impoverished himself to help others... He is an able preacher. The matter of his sermons are of the highest order of merit. He is a master of the purest English. He is not an orator and yet sometimes he is most eloquent. All his sermons would read well in print. All in all, he is a noble, kind and true Christian minister. . . .
"St. John's, A Plantation Church of the Old South," by T. P. Yeatman, Jr. TENNESSEE HISTORICAL QUARTERLY, volume 10, #4, December 1951. This is St. John's Episcopal Church near Columbia, Tenn. It was consecrated in the summer of 1842. On page 337, mention of John Harrison who became its rector, 1847; page 339, ditto, back in 1854. This is the ASHWOOD, TENNESSEE referred to in Charles B. Roberts' letter to Jonathan Smith, June 22, 1992.
John Alexander Harrison
LOT 336, DASHIELL
Buried, with tombstones, north to south:
Jan. 14, 1855-Nov. 7, 1923
A. T. DASHIELL
ELIZA JANE/wife of
DR. R. R. DASHIELL
B/Oct. 2, 1826
D/June 26, 1894
Aug. 16, 1816-May 17, 1907
Dec. 21, 1852-Dec. 20, 1924
In the genealogy entitled, DASHIELL FAMILY RECORDS, by Benj. J. Dashiell, three vols., 1929, the above family is accounted for in the following manner. Dr. Richard R. Dashiell died at age 96; md. (1) Louisa Kizer, 1841; she d. 1846, leaving a child. Emily, who md. R. H. Thorne. (2) Eliza Jane Taylor, died 1894; with whom, children: George, died 1893, unmd.; Ann; Richard T. (actually, Richard Henry, d. 1923); Alfred, d. unmd.
Dr. R. R. Dashiell was one of the large family born to the Rev. Alfred Henry Dashiell (Aug. 2, 1793, Somerset Co., Md.-March 18, 1811, Brooklyn. N.Y.), and his wife, Ann Ridgely Dashiell (1794-1888). The father was a Presbyterian clergyman in Tennessee.
A brother of Dr. R. R. Dashiell named Wickliffe Bond Dashiell (1835-1910) was married in 1871 to Marianna Jones (July 27, 1847-June 29, 1927), a dau. of the Rev. A. W. Jones of Jackson, Tenn. They lived in Kaufman, Texas.
SKETCHES OF PROMINENT TENNESSEANS, by Wm. S. Speer (Nashville, 1899), page 232:
Dr. RICHARD R. DASHIELL.
Dr. Dashiell, son of Alfred H. Dashiell and wife, Ann Ridgely Dashiell. The father born Baltimore, Md. 1794; Episcopalian/Presbyterian minister; died 1882, Brooklyn. N. Y. Dr. R. R. Dashiell born Aug. 16, 1816; graduate of Amherst College, Mass., 1833; also. Un. of Pennsylvania (medical), 1837. Md. Jan. 15, 1850, Eliza Jane Taylor, dau. of Col. Richard Taylor; her mother was a dau. of Philip Alston. Their children:
1. Geo. T. Dashiell, lived in Kaufman, TX;
2. Annie Ridgely Dashiell;
3. Richard H. Dashiell, merchant;
4. Alfred T. Dashiell, d. age 21.
A single grave, just north of the Horace Bledsoe lot, with tombstone inscribed:
In Memory of
Born the 22nd Feb. 1825
Died April 8, 1848
Aged 23 years 1 month
& 16 days
Wife of/Dr. R. R. DASHIELL
LOTS 422-B AND 442-B, COLLINS
A long lot, stone border enclosure. Family of Samuel L. Collins (1834-1903) and his two wives and their relatives. Ingram James noted the stones for "Kit died 1865" and "William died 1858." These probably are the sons of Samuel L. and Eliza Ann McCabe Collins. Theirs is a small triangular shaped stone. On the NE side is WILLIAM, Oct. 31, 1858-Aug. 1, 1863. On the SE side: KIT, the dates having dissolved.
There is a tribute from their parents inscribed on the west side of the tombstone. It is interesting that one of the few Douglas Fir trees to be found in this region stands on this lot.
LOT 283½ SOUTH, JANES
east side of JT Johnson lot
D. A. JANES
D/Jan. 16, 1903
Aged 65 Years
(This is David A. Janes, a local carpenter.)
D. A. JANES
B/Aug. 31, 1841
D/Oct. 26, 1878
(Her death notice in the TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Nov. 1, 1878, states that she died "yesterday" of typhoid fever.
son of D. A. &. F. E.
B/Jan. __, 18__
D/ Sept. __, 1873
Tombstone missing; base left
son of/ D. A. &. F. E. JANES
David A. Janes married Mrs. L. B. Barr, Madison Co., May 17, 1879.
1880 Census, Jackson (Sharp), page 32. June 12:
David Jaynes, 36, Ark., carpenter
Lottie Jaynes, wife, 34, Miss.
Mary Jaynes, dau., 11, Tenn.
E. Jaynes, 8, Tenn.
Otto Jaynes, 4, Tenn.
Carrie Jaynes, 2, Tenn.
Baby male Jaynes, born in May.
LOT 289 UMPHLETT, COLLINS
In MY RIVERSIDE CEMETERY TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS SCRAPBOOK, part one, page eight, I reported what I could read of the inscription on a large, upright tombstone on this lot, in the name of Henry D. Collins. I have been better able to read it:
(top: Masonic emblem)
HENRY D. COLLINS
B/ Oct._4, 1799
D/ Jan. 24, 1866
The little verse beneath the vital stats unreadable.
COMMENTS CONCERNING TOMBSTONES SOUTH Of EIGHTH STREET AND NEAR THE CONFEDERATE GRAVES ON THE SOUTH SLOPE
1. In 1937, Ingram James was able to read the tombstone inscription:
W. B. MARSHALL, DIED IN MAY 1863, Aged 63 YEARS.
All that is left of this once substantial stone is its base and lower north portion on which is inscribed. italic style. "Aged." A bush has helped in the destruction of this stone. It is just south of the tombstone of Will P. Clark, 1885-1942. This must be the Wm. B. Marshall in the June 4, 1860 Census, Jackson, page 212, he was aged 40 (whereas James copied down 63), with an estate valuation of $63,000. Vocation, "gentleman."
2. Evidently nearby was the stone for ALBERT SEARCY, who "Died a Confederate Soldier during the late war." So copied by Ingram James in 1937. This stone is gone: appears not to be covered with a grassy mat. It was next to or a part of the Confederate graves layout.
3. The JOYCE markers, that of Mary Ann and Sarah, children of Patrick and Hannah Joyce, and that of HANNAH JOYCE, who died Oct. 1896, Ingram James copied in 1937, are probably the two fragmented stones by the big tree and Just to the NE of the Confederate graves.
4. E. M. NICHOLS, 1821-1875, according to Ingram James' reading in 1937. All that is left of this stone is its base. It is just north of the stone for Dr. R. H. Cartmell, 1856-1923. It is very close to the (eighth) street, which probably contributed to its destruction.
LOT 172, DELANEY (originally)
Wife of William Delaney
Died __ __, 1872
William Delaney was an employee of one of the railroad companies. He was married locally to Mara Fitzmorris, Feb. 18, 1871. Her obituary in the WHIG- TRIBUNE, Jackson, Nov. 2, 1872, Died, "In this city, on Sunday, the 20th inst. (October), Mrs. Mary Delaney, wife of Wm. Delaney, in the 27th year of her age. Mrs. D. was born in Roscommon county, Ireland and emigrated to this country with her parents at an early age. She was a strict member of the Catholic church. . . . To her distressed husband and weeping friends we render our sympathies. . . ."
LOT 296, CAMPBELL
In part one of my scrapbook, I supplied biographical details for John W. Campbell (1799-1874) and his son, Gen. Alexander W. Campbell (1828-1893). Here I will comment on several of the tombstone inscriptions in this lot and make genealogical remarks about their families.
John W. Campbell (d. 1874) was married (1) June 13, 1827, Jane Eliza Porter; (2) April 27, 1852, Louisa Allen. The latter was the widow of Dixon Allen of middle Tennessee. The children of J. W. and Jane E. Campbell were (with ages given in the 1850 census):
1) Susan Ann Campbell, 19, she died in 1912, unmarried.
2) Ann Matilda Campbell, 17, who died unmarried. Her tombstone on this lot is simply inscribed. "A. M. Campbell."
3) Penelope P. Campbell, 15. She married Robert Sterling, June 5, 1856 and according to their tombstones, she died August 19, 1873 and he died October 6, 1864. They had two daughters, Caroline (Carrie) M. and Jane Porter Sterling, the latter the wife of Dr. I. M. Buddeke. Her tombstones dates: Mar. 25, 1857-Nov. 23, 1883. Their had an only child, as stated on the child's tombstone, Penelope M. Buddeke, who died Feb. 24, 1884, having been born in 1880.
4) Jane Eliza Campbell, l3. She was married to Preston B. Scott. Nov. 13, 1861. They have a child on this lot, infant who died in May 1863. 5) Cynthia R. "Berta" Campbell, 10, who never married.
6) Mary M. Campbell, 8, who never married.
7) John J. Campbell, 6, died young.
8) Robert P. Campbell, 4, died young.
9) Allison Campbell, 1, died young.
Insert, originally appearing between Page 22 and Page 23
JACKSON/MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY
433 EAST LAFAYETTE- JACKSON- TENNESSEE 38301- 901423 0225
RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, Jackson, TN
Addition to Jonathan K. T. Smith, My Riverside Scrapbook, Vol 3, p. 23.
In reference to Campbell Lot.
Cynthia Roberta (Berta) Campbell
b. November 18, 1839
d. July 31, 1918
Source: Death Certificate, TN
The Jackson Sun, August 29, 1928.
Abstract of obit.
"Died, in Washington, D.C. August 16, 1928, Miss Mary M., youngest daughter of John W. Campbell and Jane Porter Campbell. Lived in D.C. the last five years. Buried in Campbell Lot in Riverside."
Additions provided by Jonathan Smith, 10/1992
Page 29 (continued)
John W. and Jane Eliza Campbell's oldest child, ALEXANDER W. CAMPBELL (1828-1893), was married to Anne Dixon Allen (1833-1916), a daughter of Dixon and Louisa Allen, January 12, 1852. Hence, he (AWC) was both son-in-law and stepson of Louisa A. Campbell, whose tombstone states that: In Memory of/ My Good Mother LOUISA A. CAMPBELL, April 12, 1811- July 25, 1892.
A. W. and Anne Dixon Campbell had six children.
1) Infant son, whose tombstone I could not find, but Ingram James noted it, and its death date: Mar. 5, 1853.
2) Louisa J. Campbell, born about 1857. She died when a young woman. "Lou's" tombstone is a lovely large cross, with only her name discernible -the rest dissolved. [LOUISE (Lula) CAMPBELL md. Sam'l B. Cary, Jun. 13, 1876 and she died Jan. 15, 1877, age 20.]
3) Annie Allen Campbell, born April 12, 1860; married Wiley Robert McIntosh and had several children. She, husband and several children are buried on this lot. The stone for little Louisa McIntosh, who died at 3 weeks, March 6, 1882 is missing and the same is true for Kate Preston McIntosh, 1882-1883.
4) John W. Campbell, born about 1866.
5) Katie T. Campbell.
6) Alexander W. Campbell, Jr. whose correct tombstone dates: July 5, 1874-Feb. 19, l907. The dates James supplied for Caro Madaline McIntosh (Jan. 12, 1890-Feb. 9, 1895) are correct.
Record in Madison Co. deed book 43, page 531 (dated 1887) illuminates the family relationships of the J. W. Campbell family, as does also deed book 23, page 365 (dated 1865). The LWT of Louisa A. Campbell, proven Sept. 1892, named her daughter, Annie D. Campbell and living grandchildren: Annie Allen McIntosh, John W. Campbell, Kate Turner Campbell, Alex. W. Campbell Jr. (Madison County will book A, page 442)
The slab inscription for Jane E Campbell, read in its entirety:
As she had lived a most exemplary, intelligent & devoted Christian so she died with that unshaken, living faith in her Savior's love which deprived death of his terror and his sting and enabled her to say Blessed Jesus I will fear no evil for thou art with me, thy rod & thy staff shall comfort me. Oh! What a great salvation.
The stone-cutter: Tarr of Philad (Philadelphia, Pa.)
NOTE: Louisa Gibbs Campbell
Louisa Gibbs married: 1. William Little Brown (1789-1830), Oct. 30, 1828, no ch; 2. Dixon Tillman Allen (1808-1834), Sept. 26, 1832, one child, Anne Dixon Allen; 3. John W. Campbell, 1852, no children.
LOT 204½, HAYNES
Only one tombstone on this lot:
1 Lt. ROBERT W. HAYNES
Adjt / 62 N.C. Inf.
CSA / 1840-l905
Robert Walter Haynes, Aug. 21, 1840-Apr. 6, 1905, was a distinguished Tennessean; alumnus of Emory-Henry and University of North Carolina; veteran of Civil War (CSA); after some time as an attorney in Memphis, he moved to Jackson where he afterwards lived. Nephew of Robert L. Taylor, Governor of Tennessee. BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ed. by Robert M. McBride, vol. 2 (Nashville, 1979), pages 398-399.
It is presumed that his father, Landon Carter Haynes (Dec. 2, 1816-Feb. 17, 1875), is buried here also, his remains having been brought from Memphis in 1902. Landon C. Haynes, descendant of Robert Y. Haynes, governor of South Carolina; attorney in East Tennessee; moved to Memphis, where he died. IBID., vol. 1, pages 348-349 (Nashville, 1975).
The entry for Haynes in the Elmwood Cemetery records, Memphis (which indicates that he was buried in the South Grove section of Elmwood, February 18, 1875; aged 58, died of a stroke (apoplexy), and his remains were removed to Jackson, March 27, 1902):
LOT 240½ FRY
Buried just north of Barney M. FRYE:
south to north:
dau. of J. W. & M. A. FOSTER
Dec. 26, 1860-____
(St. Luke's Episcopal Church burial register states that this child, Mary Louisa Foster, died May 18, 1862. This stone is broken. )
dau. of J. W. & M. A. FOSTER
(The dates on this stone have completely dissolved. Ingram James has the death date: Jan. 18, 1869. St. Luke's burial register has record of Elizabeth Foster, dau. of J. W. and M. A. Foster, died May 18, 1862.)
son of J. W. & M. A. FOSTER
Died Oct. 9, 1869.
(This is the child's death date as I have read it. The stone is broken.)
LOT 110½, TENAIN
One tombstone; on top of which reads:
SARAH JANE, RELICT OF JOHN J. TENAIN & DAU. OF THE LATE SAM'L. D. LEGRAND OF BALTIMORE, MD. DIED July 30, 1897.
Below, south: J. J. TENAIN, BORN RICHMOND, VA. DIED MAR. 1875.
Below, north: ADDIE V., DAU. OF J. J. & S. J. TENAIN, DIED 1883.
1880 Census, Jackson (McAlexander), page 45:
S. J. Tenain, female, 45, born Maryland; father, born France; mother born Maryland.
Adaline V. Tenain, her daughter, 22, born Mo.; father born Va. and mother in Maryland.
LOT 181, EPPINGER
ROSA BARBARA EPPINGER
B/June 4, 1842
At Notzingin, Wurttemburg, Germany
D/ NOV. 2, 1902
in Jackson, Tenn.
In her LWT, 1902, Miss Eppinger mentions her orchard in Notzingin, Wurtemburg, Germany (Madison Co. Will Book B, page 152)
Perhaps this is NOTTIGEN now in Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany, located nr the Black Forest.
LOT 29, LYON, MURDOCK
Buried south to north:
WADE W. LYON
March 9, 183_ (not given)
April 3, 188_(not given)
wife of/ WADE W. LYON
Died Feb. 1, 1905
This is Miss May Lyon, no dates on tombstone; she died March 5, 1966, an aged person. "Last descendant" of this branch of the Lyon family. Her sister, Lelia Lyon Byrd, died in Charlotte, N.C., Dec. 25, 1949.
JENNIE LYON MURDOCH
No dates on tombstone; she was the wife of Jno. T. Murdoch (1853-1922), a Jackson grocer, many yrs. older than she; he's buried in Okolona, Ms. They had no children. Mrs. Murdoch died April 2, 1962. She and her sister, Miss May Lyon, paid to have the brick wall built around the western and southern boundaries of Riverside Cemetery.
The Lyon sisters had the wall built in June of 1953.
ATWELL THOMPSON'S obituary states that he was born May 14, 1864, Granard, Longford, Ire. and died in Jackson, Jan. 20, 1912. All his family except his wife were residents of Longford when he died. He was a professional road builder, city engineer of Jackson at his death. No children.
CHARLES L(ucien) BURNLEY
Dec. 10, 1909-(June 14, 1973)
Burnley, a native of Bardwell, Ky., was a Jackson florist from 1929 until his death. He never married; a dear friend of the Lyon sisters. He left a trust which has benefitted numerous persons and local institutions.
LOT 352B, P. MILLER LOT
In the late summer of 1992 I cleaned the four stones now on this lot, with a better reading resulting than I reported in part one of this scrapbook. The data I could not read I place here in parens, from the Stephens-Overlander BLOUNT FAMILY OF NORTH CAROLINA AND ALLIED FAMILIES.
north to south:
son of/P. M. & M. L. MILLER
Born March 14, 1827
Died (Oct. 30) 1855.
(This is a broken stone.)
son of/P. M. & M. L. MILLER
Died September 1836
Aged 17 Years
Daughter of Wm. BLOUNT
Pleasant M. MILLER
Died Feb. (14), 1847
By far the worst for wear is this tombstone:
Daughter of/P. M. & M. L. MILLER
(Born Jan. 15, 1802)
(Died January 1836)
LOT 440A, LYON/CISCO
MRS. M. D. LYON
Sept. 15, 1805-July 1, 1886
WEST TENNESSEE WHIG, Jackson, July 3, 1886. Died. Mrs. M. D. (MARTHA) Lyon, Born Jackson Co., Tenn., Sept. 15, 1805; married March 24, 1824 (to James S. Lyon); moved to Jackson, March 1825; was a Methodist for over 50 years. Died July 1, 1886.
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, volume 8, #1 (January 1903), page 34:
James S. Lyon came to this county from Jackson County, March 24, 1825, and soon thereafter bought a large tract of land about three miles northwest of Jackson on which he settled.
Mr. Lyon was a man of wealth. Besides the place in question he owned large bodies of land in various parts of the State.
He was sheriff of Madison County in 1842-4, but before that period was a deputy sheriff, and as such, had charge of the infamous John A. Murrell, the land pirate, whom he carried to the penitentiary of this State in Nashville after the later had been convicted in the Circuit Court of this county. He was selected for that important mission because it was thought that the friends of Murrell might attempt his rescue, and Mr. Lyon being a brave and fearless man, the belief was he would allow no interference with his duty. Besides holding the positions mentioned, Mr. Lyon was a member of the State Legislature of this county.
Before coming to West Tennessee Mr. Lyon married a Miss Woodfolk, of Nashville, a sister of the late General Woodfolk. She survived her husband twenty-two years, and died in 1886, at the ripe age of eighty-one years, beloved and honored by a large circle of friends. She was an educated, cultured and refined woman, a strict member of the M. E. Church, South, and belonged to that class of noble matrons for which the South was in ante bellum times so justly celebrated
LOT 193, ATKINS (originally)
This broken tombstone marks a single grave on this part of Lot 193. In the July 24, 1939 "Index to Lot Owners, Riverside Cemetery," Jackson City Hall, this is listed as the R. E. Atkins lot. ATKINS is readily read as the surname on this tombstone but the given name is too faded to read. The tombstone:
Jan. ?? 187?
??-Yrs. ? Mos. 22 ds
At the time of this burial, the boundary line of the old cemetery and the 1878/79 addition to the cemetery, ran roughly on the NORTH side of what is now 5th street in the cemetery. John MAGDA bought this eastern side of Lot 193 and his daughter, Mary Magdalene (born in Sept. 1889), who died Dec. 1, 1891 was buried there, but circa 1902 her remains were removed to the MAGDA lot in Calvary Cemetery where a tombstone marks her grave. Several of the Magdas are buried in Calvary.
LOT 50, FARISS
Two small stones
W. H & Bettie A. FARISS
died Mar. 6, 1890
Aged 11 yrs. 4 mos. 28 days
W. H. & Bettie A. FARISS
died Sept. 21, 1889
Aged 8 yrs. 5 mos and 21 das.
PHILIP YONTZ DEPOYSTER
Paradise, Muhlenberg Co. Ky.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1942
P. Y. Dupoyster,
Dies Here Today
Lived In Jackson 23 Years;
Funeral Will Be Held
P. Y. Dupoyster, for the past 15 years a member of the Jackson police force, died this morning at 6:15 o'clock in Fitts-White Clinic after being in ill health since January. He was 67.
Born near Greenville, Ky., he moved to Jackson 23 years age and was employed as a conductor on the Illinois Central Railroad. Several years after he joined the police force and remained in active service until his health failed in January, 1942.
Mr. Dupoyster was a member of the local Elks Lodge, Woodmen of the World, and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He resided at 233 Morgan.
Surviving are his wife, Nellie Derden; one son, P. Y. Dupoyster, Jr., of Springfield, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. Albert Herring of Columbus, Miss.; one brother, Elbert Dupoyster, of Cairo, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Pittman, of Greenville and Mrs. R. F. Sweat of Hattiesburg, Miss., one grandson, Albert P. Herring, Jr., of Columbus; one niece, Mrs. Frank Rogers of Jackson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. in the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home, with the Rev. T. S. Daniel, pastor of Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.
The following active pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 2:15 o'clock: N. B. Barfield, Police Chief Tip Taylor, Hugh Hicks, Neil Johnson, Commissioner Perry Callahan, and Dr. R. B. White. Members of the police force will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The body will be at the funeral home until the hour of services.
GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME BURIAL REGISTER, 1939-1944, page 338. PHILLIP YONTZ DEPOYSTER, b. August 3, 1874; d. March 17, 1942 Parents: George and Frances Yontz DePoyster. Retired policeman. Buried Riverside.
LOT 252½, CONGER
ROBERT D. CONGER
JACKSON SUN, May 20, 1948
ROBERT D. CONGER PASSES AWAY
Robert d. Conger, 68, senior member of the building supply firm of Conger and Parker, died in his sleep at noon today at his home, 126 East King St., following an illness which had kept him confined for several weeks. . . . He was born and reared in Jackson, the son of the late James D. and Jennie Williams Conger. He was educated in the public schools and at Union University. He was engaged in railroad work for a time, later becoming secretary of the Elks Lodge. Within a few years he and Clyde Yandell organized the Yandell-Conger Lumber co. Later this partnership was dissolved and J. D. Parker entered into partnership with Mr. Conger. He was past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge, past district deputy of the Elks, past president of the Chamber of Commerce Retail Credit Bureau, Rotary Club, Shrine Club, was a director of the First National Bank and had served a president of the local chapter of the American Red Cross for several years. He was a 32d degree mason. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Knights of Pythias. Surviving are a brother, Fenner Conger, a son, Robert D. Conger, Jr. and a niece, Mrs. Louis Robinson. He was married to Miss Topie Landsden of this city. She died 12 years ago.
Smith Funeral Home records show that Robert Drew Conger was born Dec. 20, 1879 and died May 20, 1948.
LOT 262. PEGUES/NICHOLS/THOMPSON
This was originally the burial lot of D. C. Hall, a child of whom is buried in the lot with a tombstone. The family of A. T. Pegues, d. 1911, acquired the lot later. On the extreme NW edge of this lot is a small tombstone, almost totally unreadable; it can be determined to mark the grave of a child of __ & L. A. NICHOLS, who died seemingly in the 1880s, age__. Buried on the south side of this lot is Sarah Pegues Thompson (1896-1991), for many years an active member/officer of the Riverside Cemetery Improvement Association.
LOT 279, PEGUES
CAROLINE S. HEWITT
B/July 5, 1805
D/Aug. 29, 1848
This person's given name was misspelled by Ingram James as "Carolyn D." Her name is distinctly CAROLINE. The two vertical lines in the "n" are weakly seen. The "4" in 1848 is also weak, making it seem almost as if she had died in 1818.
Caroline Hewitt was the wife of HAZAEL HEWITT, born Nov. 3, 1793; he was an early political figure in Madison County.
Hazael Hewitt was married in Davidson Co., Tenn. to Caroline Newsom. Dec. 21, 1820. They had one surviving child, Mary Ann Hewitt, who married Asbury Travis Pegues, Feb. 1, 1843. Hazael Hewitt executed his LWT, Apr. 9, 1857, with a codicil, Oct. 28, 1859, in the latter of which he left their town residence to his wife, Malinda C., whom he married Dec. 25, 1849. (She later md. Phineas T. Scruggs, May 23, 1861.) Hewitt left his 1000 acre plantation, "on which I live" (1857), to his namesake grandson, Hazael Hewitt Pegues and 193 acres to granddau., Caroline Pegues; etc. (Madison Co. Will Book 7, page 57; Minute Bk. 8, page 582, showing the LWT was proven Dec. 5, 1859). Hewitt probably lies in an unmarked grave beside Caroline; he died late (prob. November) 1859.
In his LWT, Hewitt refers to his daughter, Mary Ann Pegues' grandfather, Frank Newsome.
In a letter from John Johnston (1842-1928) to Fonville Neville, dated 191? (which letter is now in the Neville papers, Union University library, Jackson), he recalled from his early life in and near Denmark, about Hazael Hewitt, "As far back as I can remember the female academy was located on the slope of the hill a little east of where the Methodist Church now stands - a foot bridge spanned the ravine in front of it and over it a pathway led up to the town. The school was taught then by two ladies, I believe from New England or possibly from Salem, N.C., Misses Emma & Malinda Senseman. . . . One of them afterwards married Mr. Hewit(t) who lived out on the road leading north from Huntersville in the old Witherspoon neighborhood."
The Madison County marriage recs. show that Hazael Hewitt was md. to Malinda C. Senseman in 1849.
LOT 212W, EPPERSON
In Sacred Memory of
ELIZABETH H. EPPERSON
Born in Davidson Co.,
Tenn. January 1, 1821.
Died in Jackson, Tenn.
Sept. 12, 1870
As Elizabeth Hall, she was married to Samuel Epperson, Nov. 18, 1844.
LOT 40, L. BROWN
B/Sept. 23, 1822
D/April 19, 1880
Madison Co. Court Minute Book 15. Lock Brown, citizen of Madison Co., departed this life "on the 19th day of April 1880 intestate."
R. H. Cartmell, Diary 4, page 142, April 19, 1880. "Locke Brown, an old bachelor and long a citizen of Jackson died this evening." Had been a clerk in Ham King's Palace Saloon. Natty dresser; to Jackson from Miss. about 1850; had a farm near Jackson.
LOT 44S, LYALLS
MARY ADA LYALLS
Born in/Gallatin, Miss.
Oct. 24, 1853
Died/Apr. 19, 1892
Erected in loving/remembrance by the First/Methodist Episcopal/ Sunday School South
OUR BELOVED TEACHER HAS GONE/TO REST
LOT 238½, ULRICH
Buried on the west section of this lot, sharing a brick lined enclosure with Kate Marks Bradley (d. 1879), with a tombstone:
Beloved Wife of
W. A. ULRICH
Died Oct. 31 (1891?)
Madison Co. marriage records show that Werner A. ULRICH married Mrs. Ann NEAL, Dec. 2, 1871. They are listed in the 1880 Census, Jackson:
Werner Ulrich, aged 43, born in Prussia; a machinist.
Annie, his wife, aged 33.
An aside, JACKSON SEMI-WEEKLY WEST TENN. WHIG, July 7, 1886. Died, in Goslar, Germany, WILLIAM ULRICH, June 15, age 84, father of W. H. Ulrich of Jackson.
Annie Ulrich, nee Marks, had md. (1) D. C. Neal, June 26, 1867. One child, a dau.
LOT 324, TOMLIN
JOHN L. H. TOMLIN
D/Washington, D. C.
May 16, 1910
JOHN L. H. TOMLIN
1900 Census, Jackson, page 288:
JOHN L. TOMLIN, born Sept. 1827, Tennessee, lawyer;
ELVIRA BRUCE TOMLIN, his wife, born Sept. 1834; married 36 years (and she had one child, still living).
Madison Co. Court Minute Book 25, page 94. Court session of June 25, 1905, noted that John L. H Tomlin had died in Madison Co., June 1905; widow, Elvira B. Tomlin
HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, MADISON CO. EDITION (Nashville, 1887), pages 908-909:
John L. H. Tomlin, Attorney at Law of Jackson, Tenn., was born in Isle of Wight County, Va., September 5, 1826, and is the son of Matthew and Frances (Holcombe) Tomlin, both natives of the Old Dominion State. The father removed to Tennessee after the mother's death about 1828. He located in Madison County, where he conducted a plantation successfully until his death, August 12, 1862. Our subject was reared to manhood in this county, securing a good education in the common schools and West Tennessee College of this city. In his nineteenth year he began the study of law with a view to making it a profession for life. So he accordingly entered the law office of J. D. McClellan of Jackson, with whom he read law and finally entered into practice with him in 1845, and continued until Mr. McClellan's death. Mr. Tomlin has ever since been engaged in the practice at Jackson, having met with more than ordinary and well deserved success. May 19, 1846, he married Amanda C. Elder of Gibson County, Tenn., who died in November 1852, leaving four children: Ella F., the widow of R. S. Lindsey; Horace W.; Eliza, the wife of J. T. Botts and Mary L., the wife of James M. Houston of St. Louis. July 5, 1866, he was married in Mobile, Ala. to Miss Elvira B. Hurt. They have one child, Sarah Eunice. Mr. Tomlin is a conservative democrat in his political views but was formerly an old line Whig. He never aspired to political prominence. He was united states pension agent under President Fillmore, and made the race for the chancery court judgeship in 1878. He has been Mayor of Jackson several terms and altogether has taken an active and leading interest in all public and private enterprises. He has also been city attorney of Jackson, Tenn. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. (encampment), himself and wife are leading members of the Presbyterian church, of which he is an elder. He has also been the efficient superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday-School for the past thirty years in this city.
Box-vault tombstone. Judge Hewitt P. Tomlin. Jr., greatgrandson of Amanda Caroline Tomlin, had the top slab of this vault replaced some yrs. ago. He told me (JS), Sept. 24, 1992, that the "L." in John Tomlin's name in the inscription was inadvertently left off the re-newed inscription:
Beneath/This Tomb/Repose all/
That could die of/
wife of/John H. TOMLIN
and dau. of/ Benj. & Eliza ELDER
Born Dec. 11, **; Married May
19, 1846/ & Died Nov. 1, 1853.
**Ingram James read, in 1937, this birth-year as 1827.
LOT 247, McCutchen
Ingram James noted on this lot a tombstone for Anne Bess, dau. of J. M. & Minnie McCutchen, d. 1886, aged 5 years. The JACKSON SEMI-WEEKLY WEST TENNESSE WHIG, March 1886, notes that Annie Bess, dau. of J. W. McCutchen died March 9, 1886.
LOT 82, WAGNER/GAUSMAN MAUSOLEUM
One of the two mausoleums in Riverside Cemetery and much the best repaired. The two stone doors have been permanently sealed. In an opening in each door, one can see, on the east, upper "drawer", burial niche is inscribed: James A, Wagner, 1871-1899; on the west, upper "drawer" is inscribed: Francis D. Gausman, 1863-1940. The arrangement of the other four "drawers" cannot be seen.
Persons buried there, from public records, are:
LEE J. WAGNER, b. April 1840, d. circa 1902
MARY J. (RUSH) WAGNER, his wife, b. Jan. 1848, d. June 30, 1916
JAMES A. WAGNER, their son, b. Dec. 1871, d. Dec. 22, 1899
MARY OLLIE (WAGNER) GAUSMAN, their dau., b. Sept. 26, 1874, d. Feb. 16, 1941
FRANK D. GAUSMAN, her husband, b. Feb. 8, 1863, d. Jan. 20, 1940
(James A. Wagner's widow, Gertrude Matthews Wagner, may be buried there, accounting for the sixth and unknown burial. There are six drawers or niches for burials in this mausoleum.)
The Wagners were associated with the railroads in Jackson. Lee J. Wagner was a locomotive engineer. Frank Gausman was a railroad mail clerk. His widow, Mary O. Gausman, in her LWT, Nov. 30, 1940 (proven March 4, 1941), left her home and lot on North Royal, where the two families had lived together, to Lancelot Lodge 13, Knights of Pythias in memory of her husband, Frank Gausman. (Will Book E, page 222) This family is extinct. Some of their Rush kinsfolk may still have descendants living.
LOT 23, MARTIN/BLEDSOE
dau. of/ G. _ & _ A. /MARTIN
B/ Feb. 4, 1883
D/June 18, 1883
LOT 255-B, MANORS AND OTHERS
Between 6th and 7th streets, near B. H. Hubbard grave:
Ingram James read this tombstone in 1937, noting that it was for Charles Suthers and added the date: 1853. The name portion of this stone is now missing and only the death date March 1853 may be deciphered. The epitaph beneath the death date is totally dissolved. In the Madison Co. Court Minute Book 7, page 86, is noted under August 2, 1853, that John Irwin was appt'd. adm. of estate of Charles C. Suthers.
LOT 229, O'CONNOR
Baileyhogue, Wexford Co.
Ireland/March 14, 1818
D/May 21, 1877
WEST TENNESSEE WHIG, Jackson, May 25, 1887
Hon. James O'Connor Dead.
A general feeling of sadness and sorrow spread over the city Sunday when it became known that ex-mayor James O'Connor, one of Jackson's most esteemed citizens, had died suddenly between 11 and 12 o'clock on Saturday night.
Mr. O'Connor had been suffering with bronchial affection and had been in somewhat feeble health the past two years, he was, however, up and was on the street Saturday.
He was sitting up in the library late, reading a temperance paper, as was his custom on Saturday nights.
Mrs. O'Connor was in her room adjoining and had fallen asleep. She awoke from some noise and through the door saw and heard Mr. O'Connor coughing. She noticed from his actions that something had happened to him and getting up went to him at once. He had a hemorrhage of the lungs and had ruptured an artery. He died in five minutes and before a physician could arrive.
Mr. O'Connor was 69 years old the 14th of March, this year. He was born in Ireland but came to this country early in life and settled at St. Louis.
He learned the boot and shoe business from the bench and made for his employer a pair of boots which took the premium. Eighteen years afterward and while Mr. O'Connor was in Jackson, his former employer presented them to him and they are still in possession of his family... In 1849 Mr. O'Connor, who was then an employer himself and rapidly gaining affluence, sold out his business, expecting to go to California. Instead of going to the land of gold he came to Tennessee, settled in Jackson, and lived here ever since.
He had a tannery here some years and merchandised a number of years. In 1879 he was mayor of the city and in that position as in all others he did his duty conscientiously and faithfully. He was one of the main founders of the present system of public schools of the city, was a trustee of the board of education, and a trustee and treasurer of the executive board of the S. W. B. University. He was a strong temperance advocate, a prominent Mason and Knight Templar. . . .
IBID., June 1, 1887
Tribute of Respect from Jackson Lodge No. 45, F. A. M. James O'Connor was born in Bollyhogue, Wexford Co. Ireland, March 14, 1818, emigrated to England in 1824, to America in 1838 and located in Jackson, Tennessee Dec. 1848 and died May 21st 1887. He was made a Master Mason in Jackson Lodge, March 27, 1863. He served with great ability and success in several offices of this Lodge, especially discharging the duties of Master of Lodge with great fidelity. . . .
LOT 196, HALL
Robert W. Hall's tombstone, on lot 196, records that he was born March 10, 1813 and died October 4, 1890. In HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, Henderson Co. edition (Nashville: Goodspeed, 1887), pages 848-849, there is a biographical sketch of one of Hall's sons, J. N. Hall, Lexington druggist, in which some biographical details are given about his parents. He was a son of Robert W. and Martha (Thomas) Hall. Scot-Irish. The father was born in Huntsville, Ala., 1813; moved at about age 26 to Reynoldsburg, Tenn., a clerk, overseer, etc. for years. In 1843, moved to Lexington, Tenn. and engaged in mercantile business; successful. In 1860, moved to a farm about 2½ miles out from Lexington; moved in 1866 to Jackson and resumed merchandizing. Retired 1883. He married Martha Thomas (January 10, 1843) at Paris, Tenn. She was born in 1826 of Scots-French descent. They had eleven children. Joseph N. Hall, born in 1844, subject of the Goodspeed sketch, was the eldest child.
LOT 182, CHILES & OTHERS
[LOT 201 in Tombstons Inscriptions]
On the southern line of lot 182 is a lovely relic of a tombstone, for:
dau. of J. S. & Hattie CHILES
Born May 12, 1872
Died Jan. 9, 1878
Just north of little Virgie's tombstone is that of her mother's, the inscription of which is now very difficult to read and can be so only to a point:
. . . Wife of
J. S. CHILES
D/Dec. _, 1880
*Hattie's age given as 29, in June 1880 Census, Jackson (McAlex.), page 47. She was given as born in Missouri and her parents in Virginia. Her surviving children, both born in Tennessee: Samuel Chiles, 5, Edith Chiles, 1. Her husband, J. S. Chiles was given as age 43, born in Alabama; his father in Virginia; his mother in So. Car. They were boarding in the household of Mrs. L. A. (Laura) McClanahan.
Capt. John S. Chiles was for some years an associate in the McKee leather business in Jackson.
This lot was later acquired by John A. Greer and members of a Taylor family.
LOT 53, KIMBROUGH
ROBERT A. KIMBROUGH
May 7, 1869-Nov. 14, 1945
JACKSON SUN, Jackson, Nov. 14, 1945
Dr. Robert A. Kimbrough, former president of Union University and retired Baptist minister, died at his home, 400 West Grand, this afternoon at 12: 45 o'clock after an illness of seven months. He was born in Cornersville, Tenn., May 7, 1869, the son of Duke Love and Sallie Polk Bryant Kimbrough, was educated at Southwestern Baptist University (now Union), taking the A. M. degree in 1895, then finishing at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1902. Dr. Kimbrough married Miss Annie Donaldson of Brazil, Tenn. in 1895, her death following in 1897. He married Miss Martha Conn of Corinth, Miss., August 3, 1898. He was ordained a minister in the Baptist Church in 1892 and was pastor of rural churches for seven years. He became professor of Latin and Greek in 1895 and served until 1899. He was principal of Union Academy at Murfreesboro for one year, later filling pastorates at Shelbyville, Tenn., Tupelo, Miss., Blue Mountain, Miss. He became president of Union in 1911 and served until 1913. He then became pastor at Abilene, Tex. and also did evangelistic work. Later he served at Vicksburg and Blue Mountain until 1920. He was enlistment missionary in North Mississippi from 1920 to 1923, later serving pastorates at Charleston, Miss. and Luxora, Ark. He was president of Mississippi Baptist Convention in 1927. He also served as a trustee of Blue Mountain (Miss.) College and Simmons College at Abilene. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, was a Mason and Knight of Pythias. He has resided in Jackson since 1932 and was a member of the First Baptist Church. . . .
LOT 331, SCURLOCK
Hardly anything else I have been able to do at Riverside has given me as much satisfaction as being able to clean, first, then decipher with certainty the three tombstones now on this lot. I could only do what I could in part one of my scrapbook, with the Scurlocks.
These were fine stones but are now in wretched condition. After cleaning the stones as best I knew how in the summer of 1992, I will report: north to south:
1. Tombstone One.
T. P. Scurlock bought this lot in 1856. Buried on the northwest corner is MARTHA E. SCURLOCK, who according to St. Luke Episcopal Church's burial register died at age twelve, May 30, 1860. This is a tall stone, most of the face having "slaked off". Martha was inscribed in a semi-circle at the top of the stone. The "E." after Martha is decipherable just as that, "E." Of the dates I can only read "60" on the right side of the tombstone, the only remaining part that hasn't disintegrated. The tombstone bore a several-lines epitaph.
2. Tombstone Two.
TIMOTHY P. SCURLOCK
D/May 20, 186_
There is a long epitaph on the lower portion of this tombstone which cannot be read in its entirety. Fortunately, this prominent attorney's death date can be ascertained. In Madison County Court Minute Book 10, page 525. Under Sept. 3, 1867, noted that "on the 20 day of May 1867 Timothy P. Scurlock departed this life." His wife had qualified as executor of his LWT. (See ditto, pages 474, 505, 545, 538)
3. Tombstone Three.
(In Memory of?)
ANNE H. SCURLOCK
B/Oct. 25, 18__
D/May 10, 18_2
This is a beautiful tombstone, fashioned as a prie-dieu. The death DAY on the stone is definitely 10, although the St. Luke's burial register states that she died May 12, 1882, age 58.
I am not satisfied that the present location of this stone is actually where it was placed originally; for some reason it may have been moved. It is close to the old stone lot pole inscribed "S" on southwest corner of the lot.
Anne Huntsman had married T. P. Scurlock in 1840. She was a daughter of one of Madison County's most colorful pioneers and political figures, Adam Huntsman (1786-1849). In a ltr. from Huntsman to Jas. K. Polk, from Jackson. Sept. 30, 1841, he mentions, "My son-in-law T. P. Scurlock will be a candidate for the appointment of Solicitor . . ." "Letters of Adam Huntsman to James K. Polk." ed. by Emma I. Williams, TENNESSEE HISTORICAL QUARTERLY, vol. 6, Dec. 1947, #4, page 354.
The little grandau. of Anne H. Scurlock, Annie Long, dau. of Kate and W. D. Clark, d. July 14, 1874, age 12 months; prob. buried here.
LOT 84, BOND/KELLY
There are two tombstones on this lot, both of which are large and ornamental, ruined by the elements but still attractive. The inscriptions on each are almost dissolved. On the south tombstone is inscribed:
(E. H.) KELLY
(July 26, 1886)
Adjoining this grave and 'stone, to the north is the other tombstone:
E. V. BOND
died Mar. 28, 1890,
Aged 22 years)
Annie Gridley, born about 1847, native Tennessean, married Edward H. Kelley, a watchmaker, in Haywood Co., Tenn., 1866; they moved to Jackson where he became a jeweler. Their children were Mamie J., Edward M. and Guy B. Kelly.
WEST TENNESSEE WHIG, Jackson, July 28, 1886. Died. Mrs. Annie Kelly, at home, July 26, 1886. Episcopalian; left husband and three children." A large concourse of friends followed the body to lovely Riverside where it was laid beneath the roses." (St. Luke's Episcopal Church burial register noted her death.)
Mamie J. Kelly married Everett V. Bond, December 26, 1889. She died several months later, her burial handled by Griffin Fun. Home. Edward H. Kelly died in the summer of 1895; his son, G. B. had died previously; surviving was a son, Edward M. Kelly; in his LWT, E. H. Kelly appointed his former son-in-law, E. V. Bond, his executor. See, Madison Co. Court Minute Book 19, pages 633-634.
LOT 217E, MOFFITT [Lot 217 west in Tombstone Inscriptions]
The south part of the Hildebrand lot (No. 217) was bought by Edward M. Moffitt when his little daughter died and she is buried there; her dates: Sept. 12- Sept. 20,1894. Her father, Edward Martin Moffitt, April 11, 1858-Feb. 28, 1914, is also buried in this lot, although his death certificate indicated that he would be buried in Calvary Cem., Jackson the records of which show that his body was not interred there. His wife and the mother of the daughter, above, was Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Moffitt, 1866-Dec. 28, l906, and they had been married Dec. 12, 1893. She is buried in Lot 15, Section 3 of Calvary Cemetery, a lone Moffitt grave. Three graves are unmarked but laid-off in concrete enclosures, occupant of the third grave is unknown.
(Madison Co. Deed Bk. 52, page 437. For $50, W. D. Robinson sold to Edw. M. Moffitt. "a certain lot of ground in the Caruthers Division of Riverside Cemetery in the city of Jackson Tenn. being part of the east half of Lot 217. Said lot of ground hereby conveyed being 10 x 21 feet off of the south end of said east half of said lot no. 217." Nov. 17, 1894. Registered Nov. 19, 1894.)
W. D. Robinson's first wife, SARAH, aged 45 in the 1870 census of Madison County, died in the 1880s and he was remarried to Lou C. Gray, June 21, 1886. Sarah Robinson may be buried on the old Hildebrand lot. W. D. Robinson's daughter, Jenny, had married Henry K. Hildebrand.
LOT 291, RUSSELL
I want to comment about a few of the older stones on this lot:
"To Our Mother"
SARAH T. /wife of/
B/Feb. 1, 1847
D/Sept. 7, 1892
The middle initial on this stone is "T."
B/Nov. 15, 1831
D/May 10, 1898
This stone is broken.
LAYTON son of
L. T. & Pearl RUSSELL
B/Oct. 20, 1908
D/Nov. 4, 1908
Ingram James reported a stone, "Martha J. wife of J. Russell. Jr. died 1852." In 1860, Jesse Russell. Jr. was aged 26, a single man. He married in Madison Co. to Sarah T. Teague, 4-22-'68. Perhaps J. R. Jr. remarried to a Martha __ and it is her stone base-that one sees on this lot, but she didn't die in 1852!
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LOT 174, WALSH
On the south end of this lot is a tombstone for Martin Walsh and perhaps his wife, Kate C. Walsh. Inscribed on the west side of the base: WALSH. Details too worn.
1870 Census of Jackson:
M. Walsh, male, 52, Ireland
K. Walsh, female, 32, Ireland
T. Walsh, male, 3, Tenn.
J. H. Negley, 29, N.Y.
Madison Co. Court Minute Book 12, page 288, Feb. 8, 1872, noted that Martin Walsh was deceased; wife, Kate C. Walsh.
Madison Co. Will Bk. A, page 127, LWT of Martin Walsh, Jan. 5, 1872; proven Feb. 1872. Left all to wife, Kate C. Walsh.
WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Feb. 10, 1872. Died. February 6, 1872, at his residence, Martin Walsh, aged about 53 years: wholesale and retail grocer until recently. "He was a good merchant and universally liked."
Only other tombstone on this lot is that for THOMAS F. WALSH, July 4, 1867-March 10, 1911. Presumably he is the "T." male in Walsh household, aged 3, in 1870.
Buried on this lot, without tombstone is Lucy, daughter of Martin and Kate Walsh. She died June 10, 1872. (WHIG- TRIBUNE, Jackson, June 15, 1872)
This child, Lucy Walsh, was baptized April 9, 1871, according to St. Mary's Roman Catholic baptismal register, a daughter of Martin Walsh and wife, Catherine O'Rourke Walsh. The burial register also shows that the mother, Katherine (Kate) Walsh aged 70, died Aug. 3, 1906 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery.
The 1900 Census, Jackson, indicates that Kate C. Walsh was born in November 1839.
LOT 136S, NEWBY/GOOKIN
PLEASANT DANIEL WILLIAMS
Born Mar. 27, 1837
Died Mar. 23, 1876
WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Mar. 25, 1876. Died. March 23, 1876, P. D. Williams after a "protracted illness."
LOT 228A, COZART
There are three small tombstones now on this lot. The southernmost stone cannot be certainly read by me. The inscription on its direct north neighbor stone is for a Cozart (name distinct) child, born in July 1872 and died in the same year. It may be that this child was a twin of the child for whom the next stone reads:
SAMUEL C. /son of/J. B. & I. COZART
B/July _, 1872
D/July 1?, 1873
WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Sept. 9, 1871. Married Sept. 6, 1871, Irene, eldest daughter of Samuel Brown, to James B. Cozart.
Buried in the Samuel and Matilda Brown lot, 292, is, "Mother, Irene Cozort" without any dates whatever on her stone.
LOT 22, HILL
ROBERT NOBLE HILL
B/A.D. 1825/In Co. Westmeath/
IRELAND/Died Aug. 7, 1883,
Aged 58 years
On the east side of Hill's tombstone is inscribed:
"In Memory /of/ My Beloved/HUSBAND"
In 1880 Census, Jackson, Robt. N. Hill given as a bookkeeper, born Ireland; md, with children.
Ingram James copied a small stone on this lot, Lena May Hill, July 13, 1865-Aug. 1, 1886. Only its base stone stub remains.
LOT 245, CHRISTIAN
MRS. ELLEN M.
wife of G. I. CHRISTIAN
D/Sept. 12, 1862
Aged 31 Years
EMILY, wife of/Rev.
A. R. WILSON
B/Feb. 28, 1832
D/Mar. 23, 1895
G. I. CHRISTIAN
B/Jan. 29, 1813
D/Oct. 23, 1886
There is only a fragment of a small stone, to the south of Ellen's stone, Perhaps it marks the grave of G. I. Christian's second wife, Sally, who died July 1, 1877.
Christian and his third wife, Mrs. Emily Goodwin, were married September 4, 1879.
1880 Census, Jackson (Sharp), page 10, gives Gilbert I. Christian, aged 61 and his wife as Emily G.
Madison Co. Court Min. Bk. 17, page 243, Gideon I. Christian died Oct. 1886 and his LWT was proven, exec. being wife, Emily G. (Ibid., Will Book A, page 354: LWT, G. I. Christian, dated Jan. 9, 1885: everything to wife, Emily G.)
TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, July 5, 1877, Obituary. Died in this city early in the morning of the 1st inst., MRS. SALLY CHRISTIAN, beloved wife of G. I. Christian, Esq. and daughter of the late Wm. and the late Catharine Snodgrass, aged 38 years. She was born in White County, Tenn., July 20th, 1838; was baptized in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, this city... and was married April 11th, 1866.
LOT 203, ANDERSON-DUNAWAY
Just north of obelisk of Wm. T. and Mahala Anderson:
PATTIE MAHALA ANDERSON
D/July 23, 1872
Aged/ 1 Yr, 1 mo & 16 days
Dau. of T. B. & Mattie ANDERSON
(Notice of her death appeared in WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, July 27, 1872)
There appears not to be a tombstone remaining for another child of T. B. & Mattie Anderson: EDDIE LEE, died June 29, 1873, about fifteen months old. (WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, July 5, 1873)
LOT 238½ (ORIGINALLY 239) ULRICH & OTHERS
Mr. Jack D. Wood, Jackson, pieced together this 3-piece puzzle. One of the pieces being a fine sculpted cross. Inscription:
wife of Wm. BRADLEY
& Dau. of J. A. & M. C. MARKS
B/Mar. 28, 1853
D/Nov. 16, 1879
TRIBUNE-SUN, NOV. 20, 1879. Died. Kate, wife of William Bradley, aged abt. 26 yrs, Nov. 16, at home of her mother, Mrs. M. C. Marks, leaving two children, one a newborn infant.
1880 Census, Madison Co. Mortality Schedule: Kate BRADLEY, died Nov. 1879, age 26, childbed fever.
Madison Co. Marriages: William Bradley to Kate Marks, March 9, 1870
In 1860 Census, Madison Co., Kate Marks is given as age 7 in household of James A. Marks. (The Madison Co. marriages: James A. Marks to Margaret C. Russell, June 19, 1845)
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TRIBUNE-SUN, May 29, 1879. Md., Maggie Marks to Wm. H. Mayo, May 28, in home of her mother, Mrs. M. C. Marks in Jackson
1880 Census, Jackson (McAlex.), page 27, June 11.
M. C. Marks, female, 54, TN NC TN
Wm. A. Marks, son, 28, TN IRE TN
Mollie Marks, dau., 23, TN IRE TN
Lizzie Marks, dau., 18, TN IRE TN
Maggie Maya, dau., 20, TN IRE TN
Wm. H. Mayo, s-in-law, 25, TN SC TN
W. M. Bradley, gr'sn. 8, TN GA TN
W. U. Bradley, gr'sn, 7 mos TN GA TN
LOT 182, CONGER
S. R. & A. CONGER
B/Dec. 20, 1879
D/Nov. 9, 1881
LOT 138, HIRSCH
In Loving Memory
JACOB HENRY HIRSH
Born in Louisville, Ky.
Nov. 7, 1839/Died suddenly
in Hot Springs (Ark.), June
JACKSON SUN, OCTOBER 18, 1945
In an article about several of Jackson's mayors, Miss Grace Everett wrote concerning J. H. Hirsch:
Mayor J. H. Hirsch was what the columnists of today would describe as a unique character. In stature he was tall and thin. By nature, he was exceedingly dignified. When he walked along the street, he is said seldom to have spoken to anybody, and, when making a political race, he is said to have observed the same demeanor. The sketch written of him in 1916 at the time of his death in Hot Springs, Arkansas, reads, in part, as follows, 'Jacob H. Hirsch, for 48 years a citizen of Jackson, for several terms mayor, an elder in the First Presbyterian Church, for 35 years president of the Jackson Building and Loan Association, died Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 in his apartment at a hotel in Hot Springs, Ark., where he, with his wife, had gone for the benefit of the latter's health. His death was sudden. . . . Born in Louisville, Ky., November 7, 1839, of German parentage, Mr. Hirsch came to Jackson in 1869. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Ada Byron Kelly of Hopkinsville, Ky. Their marriage took place in Clarksville, Tenn. Their children were Walter, Edwin, Mai, wife of J. D. Hunt, Alfred Zelner and Herman. Only one of the children born of this union is now living, Mr. Herman Hirsch of Atlanta, Ga. Walter died in infancy and Edwin died when a child of nine. Mrs. Hunt died some years ago, so did her brother Alfred. Mayor Hirsch's second wife was Mrs. Rowena Rivers of Paducah, Ky. Mr. Hirsch enlisted in the Confederate army and served throughout the war. His duties in the Civil War included the making of saddles. Later in life, to reminisce, he used to tell his grandchildren, when news came that General Lee had surrendered, he unhitched his wagon, used for smuggling saddles and leaving the wagon, with its supplies, got on his horse and rode home. He lived during the last year of his life, in his home on Highland Avenue.
Mr. Hirsch was mayor of Jackson, 1887-1889.
The WEST TENNESSEE WHIG, Jackson, Jan. 5, 1887, "Mr. J. H. Hirsch, a solid business man and a good citizen, was elected mayor" in municipal election a few days before." This comment was made by Louis J. Brooks, editor of the newspaper.
LOT 124, CAVINESS AND OTHERS
On one tombstone:
JOHN T. CAVINESS
Aged/About 76 Years
SUE E. HALE
Aged/About 50 Years
CHARLIE A. NEBLETT
1880 Census, Jackson (McAlexander) page 15, June 7,
John T. Cavaniss, 70, N.C.; hotel op.
Mary Cavaniss, wife, 64, N.C.
Mollie Christian, dau, 35, Tenn.
Polka B. Neblett, dau., 18, Ms
Charley Neblett, s-in-law, 25, Tenn.
Madison Co. Court Minute Book 16, page 287: C. A. Neblett died Feb. 1883; bro-in-law, John Y. Keith, qualified as adm. on his estate. J. T. Cavaniss one of his sureties.
LOT 112½, OWEN
B/ Aug. 7, 1841
D/ July 15, 1877
Just north of her, a small stone: INFANT, son of C. & E. K. OWEN, no dates.
Owen, a brickmason, remarried.
LOT 276, LANCASTER
NAT E. LANCASTER
WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Aug. 3, 1872:
July 27, 1872, about two o'clock p. m., NATHANIEL EDWARDS LANCASTER, eldest son of John L. Lancaster and Mary Jane Edwards. He was born August 30th 1847 in Christian Co., Ky. It is a bright record that we pen of this noble life brought to its sudden, painful close on the threshold of a most promising career of usefulness. Taught by his father from his earliest infancy, the principles that constitute true manhood, he was able to be left while still a youth the sole protector of his stepmother and a helpless family at his father's home, Chattawa, Miss. during his absence in the Confederate services. Upon his father's return on furlough, though not seventeen years of age, he insisted upon enlisting in the same cause, saying that he was so large for his age that others would think him older. His comrades best know his firm adherence to his principles amid the temptations of camp-life and his fidelity to the service of his country. Soon after the close of the war, at the baptism of his present mother, he professed conversion under the ministry of Rev. J. R. Graves. He was baptized into the membership of the church, August 1865, in the same beautiful waters of the Minnehaha near Magnolia, Miss. In October following, he removed with his father's family to Jackson, Tenn. and united with the church here. His noble impulses, self-sacrificing devotion to principle... are too well known to need comment. Always first in the hour of need, he sacrificed his life in a noble effort to rescue a little boy, unknown to himself, about to be drowned in the Forked-deer river, at DeBerry's mill. The boy was saved but his preserver sank to rise no more, except in the arms of his dear Redeemer. After five hours search . . . his body was recovered and taken . . . to the home of his childhood, seven miles distant. The last solemn rites were administered by his beloved I.O.O.F. . . .
LOTS 412-414, McCLANAHAN
Large, unnumbered McClanahan lot along eighth street
wife of/C. E. McCLANAHAN
Jas. & M. J. CLIFT
B/May 3, 1868
D/Apr. 2, 1886
WEST TENN. WHIG, Jackson. April 3, 1886. Died, Eva D., wife of Chas. E. McClanahan, dau. of Mrs. M. J. Clift, on April 2, aged 17 years; had been married only a few weeks.
LOT 267½, SMALLEY
This child's tombstone is in the form of a cross, firmly stationed on a base. The child's name, which appears to be BERTIE, is inscribed on a small panel on the cross. The other lettering is on the base: SMALLEY, Died Feb. 1, 1878, Aged 9 ys 1 mo 21 ds
LOT 284, MASON
Sacred/to the memory
of HENRY D. MASON
who was born/March 29, 1813
Died/May 3, 1852
He was the poor man's friend
This man was a son of Colonel Daniel Mason, who, in 1819, along with others of his family moved from Northampton County, N.C. to Humphreys County, Tenn., settling on a farm located on the east bank of the Tennessee River. As early as August 1801, Mason had acquired a large part of a Rev. War grant at this place (as shown in Humphreys County deed book K, page 535). The Masons sold their 900 acre plantation in Northampton Co. in July 1822. (Ibid., deed book C, page 71) In January 1820, Mason acquired other adjoining tracts on White Oak Creek, opposite Little Crooked Creek on the west bank (as shown in ditto, deed book B, page 330). There, along the Tennessee River, Mason developed a highly successful ferry and mercantile business called POINT MASON. He eventually acquired over 1200 acres of land on the WEST bank of the river (in what became Benton Co.), completing his control of ferry operations at that point (as shown in ditto, deed book E, page 107). Pt. Mason was one of the busiest steamboat landings in antebellum times.
Daniel Mason died on his Humphreys County farm, April 13, 1832, leaving a considerable landed estate and "one of the best stock farms in the state." (NATIONAL BANNER-NASHVILLE DAILY ADVERTISER, April 23, 1832). He was buried on this homeplace, altho' he and family had lived for several years in Paris in nearby Henry Co., Tennessee.
Colonel Daniel Mason was married to Susan Binford in Northampton Co., N.C., November 10, 1801. (THE RALEIGH REGISTER, Nov. 17, 1801) She died, December 25, 1806 (Ibid., Jan. 5, 1807). He remarried to Dorothea, daughter of Col. Lawrence Smith of Northampton, April 12, 1808. (Ibid., May 5, 1808) He was spoken of as Daniel Mason, Esq., lately a member of the N.C. legislature from Halifax Co., N.C.
Colonel Daniel and Dorothea L. D. Mason had children (as shown in Humphreys Co. deed book E, pages 583, 586, 588 and 591): Henry D. Mason; Rebecca, wife of Francis Dancy; Mary Jane, wife of William Stoddert; Lawrence S. Mason; and Joseph D. Mason. The latter, as Dr. Joseph D. Mason, inherited and sold historic Point Mason, Jan. 1, 1846. to Wm. McCutchen for $1600. (Benton Co. deed book E, page 107) Dr. Mason was a prominent citizen and physician of Madison Co., Tenn. William McCutchen's descendants were long prominent in the affairs of Jackson and Madison County also.
Mary Jane Mason married William Stoddert (1796-1839), in Paris, Tenn. in the summer of 1830. (WESTERN MERCURY, Columbia, Tenn., July 20, 1830) Stoddert was an early lawyer of Jackson, Tenn. (AMERICAN HISTORY MAGAZINE, 1903, vol. 8, page 47)
Late in September 1824, Colonel Daniel Mason of Paris and Humphreys County, bought 640 acres in Madison County for $2240. (Madison Co. deed book 1, page 237) On Jan. 31, 1831, Colonel Mason deeded this tract of land to his daughter, Mary Jane Stoddert and her husband William Stoddert, out of "love and affection." (Ibid., deed bk. 2, page 485)
LOT 76, GOODE
H. C. GOODE
B/July 10, 1847
D/Sept. 8, 1885
WEST TENNESSEE WHIG, Jackson, Sept. 9, 1885. Died. H. C. GOODE, Sept. 8; born Richmond, Va. 1847; railroad employee; settled in Jackson permanently March 1884; left wife and two children.
LOT 106½, MOFFAT
KEITH MOFFAT, SR.
"MOTHER" (MARGE MOFFAT)
"SISTER" (LAURA E. MOFFAT)
LAURA ANN MOFFAT
1880 census, Jackson, Tenn.:
Marge Moffat, 46, Florida, Ga, Fla.
Keith Moffat, 24, Fla. Scotland Fla.
Laura Moffat, 21, Fla, Scotland Fla.
1900 census, Jackson, Tenn.:
K. S. Moffatt, born August 1851 in Florida;
Sister, Laura Moffat, born Nov. 1860 in same;
parents born in Scotland and Florida.
1910 census, Jackson, Tenn.:
Keith Moffat, 52, Fla.
Laura Moffat, wife, 42, Tenn.
Alexander Moffat, son, 25, Tenn.
Edd Moffat, son, 24, Tenn.
Keith Moffat, son, 18, Tenn.
Robert Moffat, son, 13, Tenn.
Death Cert. for K. S. MOFFAT, reveals that he was born Aug. 4, 1855 in Fla.; died March 24, 1921; son of W. A. and Margie Singleton Moffat. RR engineer.
Keith S. Moffat, a prominent grocer of this city, was born in Florida in 1854, and is the son of Alexander and Margie A. (Singletary) Moffat. The father was born in Scotland and came to Florida, where he married. He was a carpenter by trade and had a family of four children. The father died in 1865. The mother lives in this city. Our subject was reared to manhood in Florida, having come to this place in 1878. After coming to the city he was employed on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, which engagement continued until December, 1885, when he opened a family grocery in East Jackson, and in October, 1886, moved to his present location on Market Street, where he is receiving a fair share of deserved patronage. Mr. Moffat began life poor, his possessions being gained by his own honesty and fair dealing. December 6, 1882, he married Laura Estes, of this city. She was born in this county in 1867, and is the mother of three children: Alexander, Nellie and Edward A. He and wife are members of the Baptist Church. He is a member of the Locomotive Brotherhood and in politics is a Democrat.
LOT 182, CONGER
CORA C. /Dau. of P. D. W. &
B. J. CONGER and wife of
A. E. LANGFORD, B/Aug. 4, 1844
D/ April 26, 1883
To the north is a broken stone, showing only, died July 17, 1873. This is the tombstone of ENNA, daughter of A. B. and Cora Langford, died July 17, 1873, aged 2 years, 3 months. WHIG-TRIB, Jackson, July 19, 1873.
LOT 200½, PHILLIPS
JAS. T. PHILLIPS
B/Feb. 24, 1863
D/Sept. 7, 1880
LOT 291½, WADLEY
D. B. WADLEY
B/July 16, 1854
D/Oct. 1, 1886
(This tombstone has fallen.)
In WEST TENN. WHIG, Jackson, Oct. 6, 1886. Died. D. B. WADLEY, died in home on Chester St., age, abt. 28. Born Henderson Co., Tenn., but lived in Jackson several yrs.; left widow.
LOT 235, WOMACK & OTHERS
DR. JAMES G. WOMACK
County, N.C./July 25, 1818-
Dec. 26, 1874.
To the north:
wife of/Dr. J. G. WOMACK
Born October 3, 1821
Died Nov. 14, 1867
LOT 289, UMPHLETT
The following is an elaboration concerning this Umphlett person, found in part one of MY RIVERSIDE CEMETERY TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS SCRAPBOOK, page 8:
HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, Madison Co. Edition (Nashville, 1887), page 910:
Job Umphlett, undertaker and dealer in furniture, at Jackson, Tenn., was born in Gates County, NC., February 21, 1827; son of Lewis and Mahala (Russell) Umphlett, who were born in North Carolina and Virginia, respectively. Job Umphlett was reared and educated in his native state and spent one year in the Mexican war under Jefferson Davis, in company K, Tombigee volunteers. In 1853 he came to Jackson, where he was engaged in the manufacture of carriages until the breaking out of the war. He then organized Company C, Thirty-Eighth regiment, Confederate Infantry, and served as captain of his company until the reorganization of the army in 1862. He was rendered unfit for military duty for about one year, owing to sickness and then attached himself to Forrest's cavalry and served until the close of the war. He then farmed successfully in Madison County until 1872 and the following four years was (spent) in the lumber business. From that time until October 1886 he was in the undertaking business with W. D. Robinson. In September 1885, he had started the furniture business and has conducted these combined enterprises very successfully. October 11, 1855, he married Mirham S. Collins of Henderson County, Tenn. They have one child living, Lewis C. Mr. Umphlett is a democrat in politics and is a royal arch mason and is a member of the K. of H. and K. G. R. He and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
CAPT. JOB UMPHLETT
JACKSON SUN, May 20, 1926
B/June 7, 1851
D/June 16, 1886
WEST TENNESSE WHIG, January 20, 1886
THE SAD ACCIDENT
The following particulars of the shocking death of Mr. Rudolph Hafeli, whose family reside in this city, are taken from last Sunday's Vicksburg (Mississippi) Commercial Herald. The regular south bound freight train due to leave this city Friday night at or about 9 o'clock, on the L. N. O. & T. railroad reached Yokena station about 11 o'clock. It was drawn by engine No. 51. Engineer Rudolph Hafeli being in charge (this being the engine and driver which but a few weeks since accomplished the remarkable feat of pulling 150 loaded cars from Wilson to La Peace, a distance of 12 miles). As the train neared the station, Mr. Hafeli shut off his steam and the train slackened down to a slow rate of speed and as he started into the switches he applied his steam again to give the train headway to go through. As he did this a cow jumped upon the track ahead of the engine which struck it causing the trucks of the engine to leave the track. Mr. Hafeli seeing that a wreck was bound to ensue jumped from the engine to one side of the track and the engine passed on a car length and turned on its side throwing a number of cars of cotton off with it. The first car being a load of compressed cotton, caught Mr. Hafeli and buried him beneath it. No others of the train men were hurt, the foreman and front brakeman jumping to the other side. Owing to the exact location of the body not being known, it was some time before he was recovered, when he was found mangled and mashed almost beyond recognition. Capt. Ed. Anderson went down in person and brought the body to this city, where under the auspices of the Masonic Fraternity, Mr. Frank Fisher took charge of, dressed it and placed it in a casket, when it was returned to the depot and placed in an extra baggage car which was lighted for the occasion, where it remained until 2 o'clock a. m., when it was shipped by master mechanic Ed. Anderson, under escort of engineers John McKay and Alex. Tichie, to Jackson, Tenn., his home, where lives his wife and two children. He was about 34 years of age, was a member of Jackson Commandery and was accounted one of the best engineers. Deceased was well and favorably known in this city and the news of his terrible death caused much pain and regret among his large circle of friends and acquaintances. He was a skillful and safe engineer, a good citizen, an affectionate husband and a devoted father. The funeral services took place from the First Presbyterian Church Monday evening. . . . He was a member of Jackson Commandery No. l3, Knights Templar, this city and he was buried by that commandery.
TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson. May 31, 1878. In the Baptist Church, Jackson (May 30), Rudolph Hafeli was married to Jannie Goodrich. He was a Knight Templar.
LOT 276, LANCASTER
In Ruth H. Early's CAMPBELL CHRONICLES (1927), page 457, she notes that Col. Charles Lynch married Anna Terrell; he died in Virginia, 1796. His son, John Lynch, born 1767, was called "Staunton John" Lynch; died in 1840: moved to Madison Co., Tennessee.
Before this tombstone, a long elevated slab stone, was cleaned, it was surmised that this might be a Snider 'stone. The portion of the inscription now readable:
TO THE (MEMORY OF)
YOUNG (EST SON OF )
JOHN (& ANNA LYNCH)
9th OCT (OBER 1809)
5th (DECEMBER 1849)
WEST TENNESSEE WHIG, Jackson, December 7, 1849. Died, JOHN LYNCH, age 40, on Dec. 5, 1849; youngest son of Capt. John Lynch. Came from Campbell Co., Va. to Jackson when 22 yrs. old.
Although there appears to be no existing tombstone for the following child, she most certainly is buried near Lynch, in the Lancaster lot. The same newspaper as above, November 15, 1861 issue announced death of ANNIE LYNCH, daughter of Edwin and Susan B. LANCASTER, April 2, 1855-November 8, 1861.
LOT 381-A, GRAY
8th Street, East Area
Brick-enclosed lot, with a step-stone bearing the inscription: B. E. GRAY. Ingram James copied the stones on this lot, April 1937, north to south:
G. E. MACON, May 27, 1850-April 11, 1881
JOHN W. GRAY, July 17, 1854-Aug. 18, 1895
S. B. DAVIDSON, Jan. 22, 1852-Jan. 2, 1870
Only portions of the Macon and Gray inscriptions are now readable. The Davidson stone is broken and only part of death date readable. B. E. and Anna D. Gray died sometime between 1906-1911. As there is no evidence of their burials in this lot, they may have left Jackson to live with one of their daughters. Madison Co. Deed Book 84, page 203, records deed of May 4, 1911 in which their living heirs were: Ethel Gray, wife of Bernard B. Jones; Lilla Bell, wife of Carl McDowell; Ann Cheatham Gray noted as deceased; J. A. Thompson, whose relationship is undefined.
TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, April 15, 1881, noted that CLARENCE MASON, nephew of B. E. Gray, a young man aged about 18, formerly of Water Valley, Miss., a railroad brakeman, had been killed April 14, when by accident he had fallen under an engine, by which his body was severed. Hence, the G. E. Macon, listed by James was in fact, C. E. Mason, and his death date was April 14, 1881.
THE JACKSON SUN, June 2, 1876 and the WHIG-TRIBUNE, June 10, 1876, both Jacksons papers, noted death of Samuel (Sammy) C. Davidson, age 23 years, June 2, 1876. Hence, his tombstone actually states that he died JUNE 2, 1879.
HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, Madison County Edition, Weston A. Goodspeed Company, Nashville, Tenn., 1887, page 863:
BALYS E. GRAY, a prominent and substantial citizen of this city, was born in Charlotte, N.C. in 1844 and in 1852 went to Holly springs, Miss., where he was reared to manhood. He is the son of E. D. and Sarah E. (Withers) Gray. The parents are natives of North Carolina. The father was a farmer by occupation, was prosperous in early life but later met with reverses that incumbered him financially. Five children blessed their union, three of whom are yet living. The father died in Holly Springs in 1856, his widow followed him in 1862. In 1861 our subject enlisted in the Confederate service, Seventeenth Mississippi Regiment, and remained with them until the close of the war. In 1872 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Davidson of Holly Springs and daughter of S. M. and Matilda (Cheatham) Davidson. She was born in Mississippi in 1850 and is the mother of four children, three of whom are yet living. In 1874 he moved to this city and engaged in the liquor trade, and continues it up to the present time. Mr. Gray began life poor, his possessions being gained by his own honesty, energy and perseverance. His politics are strictly Democratic. His wife and family are members of the Episcopal Church.
LOT 296½, JACKSON
A distinguished citizen of Jackson, Dr. ALEXANDER JACKSON, lies buried on a part of the large Campbell Lot 296. His ornate tombstone there reads: (with JACKSON inscribed boldly on the base)
DR. ALEXANDER JACKSON
B/Feb. 22, 1805
D/Jan. 20, 1879
We Will Meet Again
In MY RIVERSIDE CEMETERY TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS SCRAPBOOK (Jackson, 1992), page 10, I have supplied more information about this interesting person.
Although her grave is unmarked, his third wife, Eunice (Hugh) Fenner Jackson, was returned for burial at this place. The JACKSON SUN, June 17, 1897, announced her death in Dyersburg, Tenn., June 16, aged about 80 years; widow of Dr. Alexr. Jackson; body being returned for burial in Jackson, etc.
On July 25, 1844, in Madison Co., Eunice B. Hugh was married to John M. Fenner. (He was recent widower of Miriam Williams Fenner.) John M. Fenner executed his LWT, April 27, 1847 and it was proven in June, thereafter, so he died in 1847. He left most of estate to his wife, Eunice. (Will Book 5, page 39) Eunice B. Fenner was remarried, to Dr. Alexander Jackson, locally, October 22, 1850. They lived together for many years. (Madison Co. Court Minute Bk. 5, page 449, shows that Dr. Jackson was appointed guardian of his children, William Howell and Mary, with his security being Robert B. Hurt. They would inherit property from their late mother, Dr. Jackson's first wife. Date of this instrument: Jan. 6, 1846.)
It appeared that Dr. Alexander Jackson and his third wife were buried on the west side of the Campbell lot but in fact they are buried on the small lot numbered 296½.
LOT 39-N, ANGEL
A modified obelisk.
On the north side:
D/Feb. 21, 1880
On the west side:
B/Jan. 1, 1847
D/Dec. 7, 1880
TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Feb. 26, 1880. Died. William Angel; on Feb. 20, at residence of brother, Geo. W. Angel.
LOT 441-A, CLARK-PATTERSON-MARKS
A large, rectangular tombstone, with a lovely floral-ribbony design; broken in-two, reads:
In Memory Of
MOSES E. PRATT
Died Sept. 23, 1869
Aged 24 yrs ? mos. & 2 _ days
She was a true Christian.
Just to the north of her grave is one with a small Pratt stone, almost totally unreadable; perhaps this was Mary's infant child.
Md. in Madison Co., Dec. 24, 1867, Moses E. Pratt to Mary M. McCabe. He remd., Sept. 10, 1871 to Mary Jane Oliver.
One other tombstone in Riverside, that of Elizabeth EPPERSON, d. 1870, has this particular design. The only other such design I recall seeing on a tombstone in a Madison County cemetery is that of Martha Ann Clark, who died Aug. 7, 1869 and is buried in Brown's Church Cemetery about 7 miles east of Jackson. Perhaps if other tombstones were cleaned in Riverside this design would show up several times.
LOT 213, REAVIS
Members of the several branches are buried on this large lot. In the Robert A. Reavis section, south to north:
LOUISE REAVIS COUGHLIN
FANNIE E. REAVIS
ROBERT A. REAVIS
Sept. 30, 1849-May 1, 1912
MAGGIE M. JACKSON
dau. of/ R. A. & F. E. REAVIS
Sep. 30, 1875-May 10, 1906
ROBERT/son of/ R. A. & F. E.
REAVIS; Died Feb. 15, 1896
Aged/18 Yrs. 3 Ms. 14 Ds
dau. of R. A. & F. E. REAVIS
(The only date readable, to me, on this stone, indicates that this child died in 1880.)
dau. of R. A. & F. E. REAVIS
B/Mar. 27, 1869
D/Oct. 5, 1871
dau. of/ R. A. & F. E. REAVIS
(Only death yr. readable: 1878)*
*TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Sept. 23, 1878. Died. Infant Dau. of R. E. and F. E. Reavis, Aug. 16, 1878. Age. 2 weeks.
1900 Census, Jackson, for R. A. Reavis has him born Dec. 1843, and this is probably correct. In his parents' (Thomas and Alice) household in 1850, he is given as age 7; in 1860, age 16.
The death certificate of Fannie Reavis, i.e. Francis Reavis, states that she was born a Williams, Dec. 19, 1850 and died Nov. 11, 1922. Informant, Clay Reavis.
These two tombstones were placed years after the Reavises died, hence likelihood of errors in the dates of birth for them.
LOT 158, COOK GRAVES
P. D. COOK
Died Sept. 17, 1882
Age 45 Years
A Tribute of Love
THE MEMPHIS WEEKLY APPEAL, September 27, 1882. Died. PETER COOK, Sept. 17, from injuries sustained by having fire engine pass over his body after he fell from it the day before. Boiler-maker on the Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans R. R. Left wife and several children.
LOT 222A, YOUNG
B/Jan. 22, 1825
(no death date)
B/Dec. 28, 1825
D/Sept. 20, 1884
dau. of J. &M. J. YOUNG
B/April 29, 1855
D/Jul y 2_, 1881
This stone was mis-read by both Ingram James and myself. The J. in M. J. Young's name seemed to be the left side of Vann (James) or Mann (my mistake) Cleaning reveals:
John & M. J. YOUNG
B/May 10, 1866
D/October 13, 1871
J. B. (or R.) & Ella YOUNG
B __ _, 1880
D: __ 6, 1880
LOT 174½N, BURNELL
Three small stones, south to north:
LOTTIE, daughter of H. D. &
Maggie BURNELL, B/Aug. 19,
1871. D/Sep. 8, 1872.
MINNIE, dau. of H. D. & Maggie
BURNELL, B/Sept. 30, 1867
D/June 17(?), 1878.
HARRY, son of H. D. & Maggie
BURNELL; dates close to
ground, have dissolved.
Ingram James listed these children as Mackies. It is an understandable error, due to poor condition of the stone inscriptions and the long name "Maggie" inscribed.
WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Sept. 14, 1872. Died. On the 8th, Lottie, infant daughter of H. D. and Maggie Burnell, aged a little over a year.
1880 Census, Jackson, page 54:
H. D. Burnell, 36, blacksmith, born in Ireland;
wife, Margaret, 33, born in Ireland;
several children (none of three, above)
and his mother-in-law, Mary Dalton, 67, born in England.
In April 1884, Henry D. Burnell purchased lot 12, Sec. 7, Calvary Cemetery, Jackson. He died May 24, 1926, age 82. Tombstone dates: 1843-1926. His wife, Margaret Dalton Burnell, died March 8, 1923. Tombstone dates: 1846-1923. Several of their children are also buried on this lot, including the last family survivor, Miss Margaret Burnell (Aug. 23, 1878-Dec. 14, 1966), for over 40 years a Jackson city school teacher
Lot 240½, Frye
Ingram James gives this as the tombstone of Barney M. Fryer. Actually, the tombstone reads:
BARNEY M. FRYE
B/Aug. 9, 1856
D/Aug. 27, 1880
erected by his Wife
An article regarding the death of Barney FRY appeared in the TRIBUNE-SUN, JACKSON, Sept. 2, 1880. It disclosed the information that this young man, about age 24, distraught, had shot himself in the chest several days earlier, from which wound he died. His death was ruled by the authorities as a suicide. The article made even more public what seems to have been general knowledge among the acquaintance of Fry and his wife, Mollie, that theirs was a shaky marriage. He was given as a son of a prominent person, John L. Fry_.
JOHN L. FRY is probably buried on this same lot. He died, aged about 66 years, November 16, 1877, and it was said of him, "He lived a peaceful life and died a peaceful death. Peace to his ashes."
Had held several local public jobs (TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Nov. 23, 1877)
LOT 179½, McCLARAN
James Walsh/ McClaran
Smith Funeral Home record shows that Dr. McClaran was born Oct. 9, 1888 and died December 27, 1945.
THE JACKSON SUN, December 28, 1945
Dr. J. W. McClaran, Prominent Surgeon, Dies Suddenly Today
Dr James W. McClaran, 56, prominent local surgeon, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered about 11 o'clock this morning.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hilda Godwin McClaran; two daughters, Miss Hilda McClaran, who is engaged in Red Cross work in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Roger McCormick of Peoria, Ill.; a granddaughter, Charlotte McCormick; and two sisters, Miss Annette McClaran and Miss Jane McClaran of Jackson.
Arrangements for funeral services, which probably will be held Saturday, are incomplete pending arrival of her daughters.
The son of the late Robert S. and Annette Walsh McClaran, Dr. McClaran was graduated from Vanderbilt University where he became affiliated with the Sigma Chi fraternity.
He served four years with the French Army during World War I and was decorated by the French government. After the United States entered the conflict, he was transferred to the American Army.
Following the end of the war, he was returned to his native Jackson to enter the practice of medicine.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LOT 389A, THEUS
ROW ONE, burials south to north:
1. Marker, bearing no inscription
2. Lenud, dau. of F. D. & L. A. Theus, aged 10 years
3. Fannie Theus, 1858-1878
4. F. D. Theus, 1819-1888
5. Lucy A. Theus, 1884-1893
6. Mamie Theus, wife of T. J. Dupree, Jr., March 19, 1871-Sept. 7, 1896
7. Base only left, no stone
ROW TWO, burials north to south:
8. Dr. Henry L. Theus, Died 1868, Aged 60 years
9. Eliza Womack, dau. of James G. & Eliza Womack
Died Dec. 7, 1845, Aged 2 years, 26 days
10. Edward Croft Theus, Died Jan. 19, 1846, Aged 21 yrs. 10 mos. & 1 day
This monument is erected by his MOTHER.
Perhaps later a slab tombstone was placed over his grave, the long flat base of which is in place, while the top portion, inscribed, lays some feet away, bearing the same information as on the upright tombstone.
11. On a single, shaft tombstone, bearing the names only of most Eliza Love Theus' children:
William R. Theus
Eliza L. Theus
J. Maxcy Theus
Lost At Sea
F. D. Theus
Lucy A. Theus
Dr. Henry Theus
12. Little Maxcy, son of F. D. & L. A. Theus, aged 2 years
13. Eliza Lenud Campbell
D/ July 21, 1854
Aged 11 years
This monument is erected by her Grandmother, E. L. Theus.
14. Eliza Love Theus
Born in Charleston, S.C.
Sept. 2, 1792
Died In Jackson, Tenn.
Aug. 14, 1868
ROW THREE, burials north to south:
15. Eliza Lenud
daughter of E. S. &. Ann D.
Campbell, July 8, 1840-
Mar. 3, 1841
(This child's death DAY is Mar. 3, not 30th as I have seen in one or two sources.)
16. A large upright stone, now fallen/ broken:
Consort of E. S. Campbell,
M. D., March 19, 1817-
Feb. 7. 1842
Diary, 1874-1883 of Rev. A. W. Jones (Lambuth University archives), page 64, May 29, 1876. About 10 days ago Frank Theus was taken to the asylum in melancholy derangement, produced by pecuniary losses and failures in business. This is the second time he has been taken to the asylum in Nashville. He has a large and interesting family of children and a most excellent wife, the half-sister of my former wife.
THE JACKSON DAILY SUN, Sunday, May 31, 1903
Half a century ago east main street, which is now one of the best and most substantially built up parts of our city, could boast of comparitively few residences, however most of them were the dwellings of people whose names and families are intimately associated with the history of Jackson.
Mr. Lightfoot, a jeweler, built a large two-story frame house on what is now the N. S. White property, 594 E. Main Street, and moved into his house in 1855 or '56. Although it was still unfinished, he only lived in it about three months. The tragic death of a little 3-year old child, who fell in the well and was not only killed but dreadfully mutilated, caused Mrs. Lightfoot, the child's mother, to conceive such an aversion to the place that he sold it to Mrs. Eliza Love Theus, and moved to Bolivar where some of his family still live.
Mrs. Theus finished the house, and made it her home. In 1859 she sold it to her son-in-law, Dr. James C. Womack, the father of Mrs. N. S. White, with whom she continued to live until the day of her death. Mrs. Theus, who is well remembered both in the city and county was a woman of much force and individuality as well as originality of character. She was born in Charleston. S.C., In 1793, and came of the French Huguenots, who form such a large percent of the old families of that state as did also the family of her husband. Her people were all old time patriots in the revolutionary war and her mother, who was Mrs. Croft at the time, was quite a prominent figure during the war and is mentioned in highly complimentary terms in the history of the times. After the death of Col. Croft, she married Mr. Henry Love Lenud, Mrs. Theus' father.
While quite a young woman, Mrs. Theus was left a widow and with her family, four sons and three daughters, came to Tennessee, buying property near Denmark. Dr. Henry Theus, her eldest son, married and moved to Alabama where he died some years later. Mr. F. D. Theus, her second son, was the father of Mr. Wm. R. Theus, of the First National Bank, this city; Mrs. John Baugh of Washington. D.C. and Mr. James Theus of Memphis, who are the only survivors of his large family. Her two eldest daughters married messrs. Frank W. and Sydenham Campbell, who were respectively the son and the brother of Dr. Alexander Campbell, the first Presbyterian minister of this place and Mrs. Frank W. Campbell was the mother of our esteemed fellow citizen, Mr. Frank W. Campbell and of Judge William Theus Campbell of Arkansas. Miss Elizabeth Leger Theus, her youngest daughter, married Dr. James G. Womack in 1844 and she was the mother of Mrs. N. S. White, the present owner of the residence in question and of Mrs. David Ray, now of Nashville. Mrs. Theus' two youncest sons, Edward and Maxwell, both volunteered for the Mexican war and both died of fever, one in New Orleans and one in Mexico.
Mrs. Theus was a devoted member of the Baptist church and her name will go down in the annals of that church here as one of its staunchest supporters. As before remarked, she was a woman of great individuality and although her forefathers came to this country in the reign of Louis XIV when the edict of Nantest was revoked, no born daughter of France ever had more markedly the characteristics of that country and her servant maid had almost as much French mannerism as her mistress. Her dignified old coachman, Uncle Moses, who never drove her carriage horses out of a walk through the town, was a strange mixture of French and African. He had been bought fresh from a slaver and while an excellent and courtly old servant, he retained to the last many of his native words and Mrs. White relates that as far back as her memory goes, Uncle Moses called her banky Mary for Miss Mary. Mrs. Theus died in 1868 and though 75 years of age was as active on her feet as a girl of 16 and about three months before her death she danced the minuet for her granddaughter to show her, she said, how to dance, for she did not think the younger generation understood much about it. Dr. Womack, her son-in-law, to whom she sold the property was also a representative citizen of Madison County and of Jackson. He came from Pittsboro, N.C. and was a graduate of the then famous Chapel Hill College. He came to Tennessee in the forties and settled in the Denmark neighborhood, where he practiced medicine until 1859 when he moved to Jackson and continued the active practice of his profession until about a year before his death in 1873, when his health failed him and in 1874 he died. In 1884 Mr. N. S. White remodeled and added to house. . . . When the present house was built it was the last residence on the south side of Main Street this side of the Mcree place and there were no houses on the opposite side higher up than the place where col. Thos. Polk's residence now is, we make no apology for the long digression from the house itself to the people who lived in it, for after all a house is the family who build and occupy it, at least so far as its human interest go, and the most lovely marble halls have a soulless interest without human association.
Lot 298. HALE & OTHERS
This is an elaboration concerning the HALE family found in part one of MY RIVERSIDE CEMETERY TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS SCRAPBOOK, page 28:
Regarding the ancestry of Wiley P. Hale, as given in ROOTS IN VIRGINIA, by Nathaniel C. Hale (Philadelphia, Pa., 1948):
page 42. Wiley P. Hale, born Sept. 25, 1820, Rocky Mount, Va.; 1st Lt., 2nd Regt. Tenn. Infy., June 1846. Adj.; wounded at Cerro Gordo, April 18, 1847 and died April 26, 1847.
page 33. Thomas Hale, father of Wiley P. Hale, born Sept. 2, 1799, Franklin Co., Va.; moved to Tenn.; died in Memphis, May 16, 1838; married Harriet A. Woods, sister of Wiley P. Woods, in Franklin Co., December 20, 1819.
page 29. John Hale, father of Thomas Hale, born July 29, 1765, Augusta Co., Va. and died Dec. 31, 1815. Ensign, Rev. War. Lived at home, "Liberty Hall" in Franklin Co., Va.; married Theodosia Saunders, Sept. 25, 1792. A daughter of Col. Peter Hyde, she was born Oct. 2, 1769 and died in 1842.
page 29. Thomas Hale, father of John Hale, born 1742, died 1812; married Jane Armstrong, 1764 Franklin County, Virginia.
DISTRICT TELEGRAPH and STATE SENTINEL, Jackson, May 25, 1838. Died. May 16, Col. Thomas Hale, May 16, in Memphis, Tenn. on return from trip to New Orleans; in his 38th year; born in Franklin Co., Va.; went to live in Jackson in spring of spring of 1835. Buried in Memphis.
LOT 255B, HAMLINE/MANOR
On north side of this lot, close by 6th str., under a grave-length slab, non-inscribed, with only base of a tree-shaped headstone left, apparently the grave identified in 1937 by Ingram James as that of: DEB LAW, Sterling, Scotland, 1810-1876.
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