From Family Findings, Vol. IX, 1977
Copyright, Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society, 1977
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From Family Findings, Vol. IX, No. 3, July 1977, p. 6

Mrs. A. K. Douglass

(From Jackson Sun, November 27, 1926)

Mrs. A. K. Douglass, beloved wife of' A. K. Douglass of' this city, passed away suddenly Saturday night at her home 221 Belmont, Although Mrs. Douglass had been in had health for some time, it was not felt by her family that her condition was serious and her passing away Saturday night at 11:58 came as a great shock to them and to her many friends. She had lived in Jackson for many years and took a very active part in the affairs of the Trinity Methodist church of which she was a devoted member. She was especially well known and loved in her immediate neighborhood and her passing will bring much sorrow to her wide circle of friends.

Besides her husband, she is survived by five sons, D. P. T., J. A. and R. D. Douglass of Jackson; H. G. Douglass of' Memphis and John N, Douglass of' Yonkers, N.Y.; five daughters, Mrs. E. B. Gowan, Mrs. Lewis Baker and Miss Ida Douglass of this city, Mrs. .J. B. Wood of' Beech Bluff and Mrs. George Jones of Humboldt; two sisters, Mrs. R. F. Carney and Mrs. John Proctor, both of Nashville. Eighteen grandchildren also survive.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Trinity Methodist church by Rev. C. L. Smith of Huntingdon, assisted by Rev. B. J. Russell and Rev. J. M. Pickens and interment will follow in Hollywood cemetery. The following pallbearers are requested to meet tomorrow afternoon at 2:15 o'clock at the chapel in the Ewing Griffin funeral home:
Honorary - J. T. Phillips, Samuel Stacks, W. S. McMillan, W. L. Bumpus, J. T. Naylor and A. R. Hester.
Active - John Lee Parham, H. B. Hutcherson, G. C. McGee, R. N. Fisher, W. H. Drummond and J. Luther Parham.



From Family Findings, Vol. IX, No. 3, July 1977, p. 32

John R. Graves

(Obituary printed in the June 9 1859 Memphis, Arkansas and Ouachita Christian Advocate. Submitted by Mrs. J. V. Butler, 702 N. Central Ave., Humboldt, Tn. 34383)

John R. Graves was born in Abbeville District, South Carolina September 3, 1791; died in Madison County, Tennessee, May 22, 1859. Brother Graves came with his parents to Middle Tennessee in 1804, where he, in September 1811, was united in marriage to Miss Agness Noe; moved to Madison County, Tennessee some twenty or thirty years since. Brother Graves was baptized by Rev. Learner Blackman, July 22, 1811, and joined the Church as a seeker, August 1st of the same year, and was converted to God at a prayer meeting on the same night. He was no meager, dwarfish Christian, but was a warm-hearted earnest Christian. He loved God and loved the Church. He had a noble soul and endeavored to promote the interest of the Church in every way possible. He had served the Church as exhorter, leader, and steward for a number of years with fidelity and usefulness.--

He was an ardent, earnest man: what he did, he did with all his might. It was my privelege to see him repeatedly during the last winter and spring. I always found him in a happy frame of mind. His disease was Dropsy. He had suffered much for the last eighteen months or two years, but was resigned and patiently bore his afflictions. He often spoke of his approaching dissolution, with that confidence in the truth and power of our holy religion, that only characterizes the true Christian. He was ready. He was a noble man, and the Church has lost a useful member. His family are bereaved indeed and the community has lost a valuable citizen. He leaves wife, some eight children to mourn, and they mourn as those bereaved. May the blessings of the Most High rest upon them.



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John R. Graves and his wife Agness Noe are buried in the old Cobb Cemetery near Medon; Tenn. below Jackson, Tenn. Their tombstones are standing today. He came as a young man of fourteen with an oxe drawn wagon train from S. C. made up of pioneers from N. C. and S. C. The Neo's , Cobb's, Kelley's, Watson's, Harrison's and Freeman's were some of the families that traveled with the Graves. A living descendant of James Kelley married to Samantha Graves keeps the family graveyard. She and her husband aren't in the best of health and we wish others, who have loved ones buried there would endeavor to get in touch for the annual spring clean up.


Mrs. A. E. Landy
1427 S. Madison
San Angelo, Texas 76901



From Family Findings, Vol. IX, No. 4, October 1977, p. 25

William Houston Harris

Taken from the Union City, Tennessee Commercial, sent in by Mrs. Charles Lee Harris, 2351 Chere Carol Rd., Humboldt, Tennessee 38343.

Mr. William Houston Harris died (August 2 1918) at his home in Humboldt Sunday morning at about 10 o'clock. He was born in Wilson County, near Lebanon, May 6, 1830. With his family he moved to Humboldt soon after the close of the Civil War. He leaves a widow, his second wife, and six grown children, W. H. Harris, Jr. of Jackson, Miss., A. J. Harris of Memphis, L. J. Harris of Humboldt, Mrs. John L. Witt, of Montgomery, Ala., Mrs. Novella Parsons, of Jackson, and Mrs. John Baird, this city.

He was a Confederate Veteran and for seventy-five years a member of the Methodist Church, took great interest in church work. He like to talk of church affairs and to mingle with Godís people. His was a life of a Christian, long in years and ripe in experience, ready to go and receive his reward.

He often visited in Union City and was well known by many of our citizens. The body was buried at Humboldt.