By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2002


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July 4, 1901

Rev. CLAYTON JARVIS MAULDIN born Limestone Co., Ala., April 5, 1827; moved with parents to Pontotoc Co., Miss.; forty-six years an itinerant Methodist preacher; married Sarah Whitaker, Sept. 5, 1859; 8 children; died Kenton, Tenn., Jan. 21, 1901; burial in Rutherford, Tenn.


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Major P. G. GARRISON born Franklin Co., Ga., August 28, 1819; married Mary Ann Curtiss, Nov. 1839; 3 children, Mrs. J. C. Hickey, Texas; Mrs. S. M. Ainsworth, Austin, Texas; Dr. George P. Garrison, faculty member at the University of Texas; moved from Ga. to Texas in 1881 and engaged in business; died Henderson, Texas, April 27, 1901.

F. W. PAYNE born Va., June 11, 1831; died Newbern, Tenn., July 8, 1900; moved with parents to Wilson Co., Tenn., then to MO, back to Dyer Co., Tenn.; married (1) Mallie Miller; (2) Susan Adams; 1 dau., 2 sons.


July 11, 1901

HARRIET TURNER GOODLOE daughter of Sugres and Rebecca DeLoney Turner; born Madison Co., Ala., Mar. 21, 1821; married John Calvin Goodloe of Tuscumbia, Ala., Nov. 1, 1832 in Huntsville, Ala.; 4 daus., 7 sons; died west Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 12, 1900; moved from near Tuscumbia to Nashville to reside with son, W. H. Goodloe in March 1897.

JAMES H. TUCKER son of William H. and Anne Tucker; born Williamson Co., Tenn., June 13, 1824; married Annie Golsby, Dec. 17, 1849; several children, including John W. Tucker; died Feb. 22, 1901.

MARY CAROLINE KING born Nov. 17, 1825; married M. T. Tucker in 1845; moved to Miss. in 1860; died Feb. 14, 1901; wife and mother.

MARY L. MALONE, nee Hardin; born near Athens, Ala., Feb. 12, 1824; married Dr. Franklin J. Malone, July 15, 1841; moved with husband to DeSoto Co., Miss. in 1859 where she ever afterwards lived and died recently. Her children: Emma, died age 9 years; Mattie who died aged 16 years; Miss. A. B. Ellis; John T. Malone; James H. Malone; Robert F. Malone; Ferdinand M. Malone; Ella Malone; Walter Malone who was a well known Memphis lawyer.

SALLIE SMITH, nee Crowder; born Nottaway Co., Va., April 23, 1834; married William Smith, Oct. 22, 1863; died Whiteville, Tenn., May 7, 1901; a daughter, Mrs. Warner Newsome mentioned.

EMILY SPRAGGS born July 29, 1820; died June 7, 1901.


July 18, 1901

JOHN T. McTYEIRE son of Bishop Holland N. McTyeire; died Nashville, Tenn., July 13, 1901 in his 52nd year of age; graduate, Emory-Henry College, 1871; employed at Burgess and Co., cotton merchants, Mobile, Ala.; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.

MARTHA JOHNSON PATTERSON last surviving child of former U.S. president, Andrew Johnson, died Greeneville, Tenn., July 10, 1901 aged 73 years; wife of Hon. David T. Patterson. [July 25, 1901 issue contained more about her; that she was born Oct. 25, 1828; had siblings Charles, Robert, Mary and Andrew Johnson; married David Patterson, Dec. 13, 1855 and had a son, Andrew and a daughter, Belle who died ten years ago; joined Methodist Church Sept. 24, 1899]

LONNIE HARRIS only child of Mrs. Sallie Harris, wife of Thomas H. Peebles; born Cornersville, Tenn., June 26, 1876; married Sept. 1, 1897; died March 14, 1901.

GEORGIA STRONG SYKES born Monroe Co., Miss., in 1843; married Dr. R. L. Sykes; died Columbus, Miss., June 6, 1901; a daughter, Mrs. Annie S. Rice of Atlanta, Georgia.

LETTY SELAN McFALL daughter of George and Polly Belew; born Indiana, Aug. 15, 1812; moved with parents to Wayne Co., Tenn.; married William M. McFall; they lived in McNairy Co., Tenn.; 10 children; she d. April 26, 1901.

ELIZABETH PAGE widow of Andrew G. Page; daughter of John B. and Kittie Mosely; born Feb. 25, 1828; died near Belleview, Tenn., Mar. 30, 1901; 5 children, two surviving her, Felix G. Page and Fannie, wife of Rev. John R. Reagin, Tennessee Conference.

JOHN GILL ANDERSON born June 11, 1827; married R. J. Spence, Oct. 2, 1849; died Oct. 24, 1900.


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PAUL D. CUNNINGHAM son of S. A. Cunningham, editor of the CONFEDERATE VETERAN, drowned in the Rio Grande River, July 13, 1901 aged 31 years; a civil engineer. [Editor Samuel A. Cunningham published a forgivably effusive account of his son's demise, funeral and a variety of encomia, among the salients:

CONFEDERATE VETERAN, volume 9, #7, July 1901, page 294:

Friends of the VETERAN, of its founder and editor will read with sympathetic interest the tragic story of Paul Davis Cunningham's death, and of his magnificent earthly career.

He was Consulting Engineer of the International Boundary Commission, and the Chief Engineer in charge of an expedition on the Rio Grand river from San Marcial, N. Mex., to the mouth. He had made good progress, when, on the night of June 22, he was awakened by the crawling over him of a large snake -water moccasin or copperhead. He lay still until the reptile had gotten off of him, and then sprang to the camp fire, when the snake buried its fangs in his left foot. Promptly one of the men who had served under him in Cuba sucked from the wound what he could of the poison. Then he was given whisky, and as soon as practicable he took the train at Langtry for El Paso, where he received medical treatment and in a few days had sufficiently recovered to return to his work. See VETERAN for May, page 231; and for June, page 279.

He wrote and telegraphed his father on July 4 that he expected to be at Eagle Pass by the 15th, but the work progressed so well that he reached there on the 12th.

The telegraph of Sunday, July 14. brought intelligence of his tragic death, which called forth widespread expressions of sorrow.

Mr. J. D. Dillard, assistant Engineer, wrote from El Paso, on July 18, to Mr. S. A. Cunningham:

"Your son Paul's death has cast a shadow over the entire party of which he was chief. It was an accident that could have easily befallen any member of the party. We had more than a thousand miles of river that was considered dangerous.

"Presuming he had advised you from time to time of the progress and general details of the trip from San Marcial, New Mexico to Eagle Pass, I shall go only into the details of the last twenty-four hours.

"The evening of the 12th we camped at Eagle Pass and after reading, our mail and making reply to some letters we went to the camp ground and spent a very enjoyable evening discussing in general the good luck and progress, wherein we were doing better than we even hoped to do.

"The morning of the 13th our negro cook complained or being sick and unable to proceed further on the trip, so we were delayed in getting away from Eagle Pass, some two hours. Finally not being able to secure a camp cook, Paul arranged with one of the Mexican boatmen to do the cooking.

"We started out, Paul and two Mexican boatmen in one boat. D. Griggs, two Mexican boatmen, and I in the other. During the day's travel we encountered good river until a few minutes to six in the afternoon. Our boats were drifting side by side. Paul and I talked of the progress of the day, he remarking that our day's travel was equally as good as on previous days.

"Soon thereafter we came to a long, wide stretch of rock-strewn channel. His boat entered the swift water first, and for more than one thousand yards we traveled over this dangerous channel. At the lower end of it rock reefs ran out to near midstream from either side, thus confining the river in a very narrow, bowlder-strewn channel. His boat, on entering the channel, lodged or grounded on a rock reef that was near water surface, and the swift water soon threw the boat broadside to the current, and in going off the reef was carried broadside on to a bowlder that caused his boat to cant, throwing the stern under water. Griggs and I ran our boat just below him and in getting broadside to the channel it was lodged against a projecting bowlder and capsized. A few seconds before our boat capsized I was looking toward Paul, and the last I saw of him he was out of the boat holding to the side. As soon as we were thrown into the water I lost sight of every one for a few seconds, but lodged myself against a large projecting rock in midstream some one hundred feet below where we were capsized. On gaining a hold, I turned to look for the rest of the party, and was horror-stricken to find Paul missing.

"Mr. Griggs and I feel his loss keenly, and extend to you our most heartfelt sympathies in your sad bereavement. My associations for the past ten months as his assistant engineer had endeared him greatly to me."

Later: In an interview with Mr. Dillard by the El Paso Herald he states: '"At luncheon that day Mr. Cunningham spent his spare time in getting up his notes. He talked but little, and ate very little. When we struck the rough water we were some fifty yards behind Mr. Cunningham. We got through the rough water about a half-mile when we came to a narrow chute where the water was not more than forty feet wide, but some twenty feet deep. He adds that Mr. Cunningham's boat got near the Texas side and struck a boulder. "I steered my boat, and got just below him, where I might render any assistance possible; but as I turned around I saw the boat going down the river and his hat floating by itself."

Mr. Griggs reported to Mrs. Josephine Sparks, at Eagle Pass, that Paul was handicapped in trying to save his papers and instruments. He evidently made a desperate effort to do that.

The body arrived at Nashville Thursday evening, July 18.


IBID., page 302 :

Paul Davis Cunningham was born November 27, 1869, on the third anniversary of the wedding day of his parents, S. A. Cunningham and Laura N. Davis.

Paul was the first-born and only son of his parents. A sister, Mary, was born a little more than three years later, and died at the early age of two years and seven months. His mother died in October, 1879, before he was ten years old. His boyhood home thereafter was with her parents, W. B. Davis and wife, near Forsyth, Ga., until he entered college. The home of his father and mother for a long time comprised every earthly wish of the now sole survivor of that little but very happy family.

From his last photo. Made in Havana, 1900.


PERMELIA N. APPLEBERY born Feb. 12, 1827; died Feb. 3, 1901 [apparently born in Nelson Co., Va. and died in Shelby Co., Tenn.]; married W. A. Applebery, Dec. 14, 1846; 7 children.

EMMA J. PURVIS born London, England, Dec. 1816; came with her parents to the U.S.; died near Statesville, N.C., Mar. 2, 1901; married Rev. Purvis in 1837; 5 children; the only surviving child being Elizabeth, wife of Hon. A. H. Merrit, Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

Rev. F. C. MANLEY born Feb. 1, 1844; died in residence of W. T. Bonds [Bond], Bartlett, Tenn., Nov. 6, 1899; licensed to preach in 1876, Memphis Conference.

FATA MAY THOMPSON died near Wheel, Tenn., Mar. 20, 1901 aged 14 years, 8 months and 2 days [July 18, 1886].


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July 25, 1901

The black man, ALEXANDER HERMAN, who confessed to having murdered SALLIE SWOPE on July 13, 1901 was taken from law officers near Courtland, Alabama by a mob of his own race and riddled with bullets on May 15, 1901.

ANNA BROWINSKI WRIGHT born Carrollton, Ky., Sept. 21, 1860; died Louisville, Ky., May 7, 1901; married Rev. Julius Edwin Wright, Feb. 6, 1889.

MARY WIGHTMAN REID born S. C., April 25, 1855; married Rev. C. F. Reid, May 1, 1877; 7 children; died May 17, 1901; daughter of Rev. James Wesley Wightman of N.C.; graduate, Science Hill Academy, Shelbyville, Ky.; labored with her husband as missionaries in China, then in Korea after which they had returned to the States.

WILLIAM A. KEISER born Augusta Co., Va., Jan. 26, 1841; died Union City, Tenn., June 17, 1901; married Fannie Shumaker in 1868; several children. He served in Co. E, 1st Va. Cavalry during the Civil War.

ELLA PORTER McCAUGHEY OWEN born near Mt. Hope, Ala., June 7, 1862; daughter of James H. and Fanny Helen (Baldridge) McCaughey; granddaughter of Rev. W. H. Baldridge who lent towards the building of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the first of that denomination in Nashville as well as preached there; she moved with parents to Erath Co., then to Waco, Texas where her father died in 1883. She married B. D. Owen, April 18, 1888; several children; died Vernon, Texas, May 18, 1901; after her marriage she had joined the Methodist Church; had been a Cumberland Presbyterian.

MARY ELIZABETH SILER daughter of Capt. J. G. and V. A. Crawford; born Feb. 25, 1865; died May 19, 1901; married Rev. Frank Siler, Oct. 10, 1888; towards the close of her life she returned to Franklin, N.C., her former home, where she died.

LUCY ROBERTS wife of J. A. Roberts; born Christian Co., Ky., Feb. 18, 1826; married Nov. 25, 1846; died Fulton, Ky., June 28, 1901.


August 1, 1901

Rev. ROBERT H. McADEN, pastor of Blandford Methodist Church, Petersburg, Va., died July 14, 1901 of typhoid fever.

JANE APPLEWHITE, nee McFerrin; born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Aug. 3, 1821; died Memphis, Tenn. in residence of her son, James Applewhite, June 11, 1901; youngest child of Rev. James McFerrin and sister of Revs. J. B., William M. and A. P. McFerrin; married John Applewhite, Feb. 18, 1841; 10 children, 4 survived her.

MOSES MARSHALL born Shelbyville, Tenn., Jan. 28, 1811; died Mar. 2,. 1901; a grandfather fought under command of General George Washington; his father fought under command of General Andrew Jackson at Horsebend [Horseshoe Bend], etc.; lived his long life within three miles of his birthplace.

JOSEPH WATSON born Horton, Northumberland, England, Dec. 26, 1813; died Whiteside, Tenn., May 25, 1901; came to U.S. from Pelton Fell, Durham Co., England; his wife predeceased him; children named were William (Michigan) , Robert and Miss Lizzie Watson.

WILLIAM D. ROBERTSON born Cumberland Co., Va., Dec. 15, 1816; moved to Nashville, Tenn. vicinity with his parents when he was two years old and died there, June 24, 1901; married (1) Frances Yarbrough; (2) to her sister, Tennie Yarbrough; no children but adopted his youngest sister, Mrs. R. G. Maddux's two year old son named Charles D. Robertson who lived in Oklahoma. Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.

JOHN M. ELDRIDGE born June 10, 1811; died Huntsville, Ala., Mar. 19, 1901; moved from Goochland Co., Va. to Ala. in 1818; married Frances daughter of Capt. Peyton Powell in 1835; 6 children, those surviving were Mrs. Sallie and Mollie Jones. He had lived in Madison Co., Alabama.


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Tribute of Respect for Mrs. SUSAN RUTLAND who died April 9, 1901; by Mt. Moriah Methodist Church, Capleville, Tenn.; undated.

SARAH ELLEN HENSLEY daughter of Rev. John Will Hensley, Tennessee Conference; born Nov. 14, 1900; died July 10, 1901.


August 8, 1901

MARTHA BOWEN, nee Gaither; born N.C., Oct. 30, 1824; moved with parents, Vincen and Polly Gaither, near to Readyville, Tenn.; married Abner B. Bowen and moved to Ark. in 1851; died Attica, Ark., June 27, 1901; 8 children, those surviving Rev. T. A. Bowen, Attica, Ark.; Rufus Bowen, Ravenden Springs, Ark.; Mrs. Margaret Beard, Ravenden.

SUSAN C. RUTLAND born July 23, 1826; died April 9, 1901; most of her life was spent in Shelby Co., Tenn.

RILEY W. TUCKER born Crawford Co., Tenn. [no such county existed or exists in Tennessee], Nov. 20, 1825; died Jackson, Tenn. in residence of daughter, Mrs. Florence Gilliam, Feb. 22, 1901; married Laura Able; 14 children; after the Civil War he and his family moved to Memphis, Tenn. [There is a Crawford County in Arkansas; was this intended?]

ABRAHAM K. COLEMAN born in Va., Dec. 12, 1818; married Francis M. Lee of Stewart Co., Tenn., in 1844; 2 children, M. B. Coleman, Clarksville, Tenn. and Mrs. Laura Herndon, Paducah, Ky.; died July 3, 1901; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Tenn.

AVERY NORRIS son of F. L. and Dixie Norris, Milburn, Ky., died Mar. 9, 1901 aged 3 years and 1 month[February 1898].

ANNA COX daughter of Mrs. Mollie Cox died Middleton, Tenn., July 3, 1901 aged 17 years, 10 months and 20 days [August 13, 1884].

WILLIAM HARRISON STEPHENS son of Joseph L. and Lucy (Garrard) Stephens; born Ruddell's Mills, Ky., Dec. 15, 1813; died Bath Springs, Tenn., Oct. 26, 1900; married (1) Elizabeth Tharp Garrard (died May 26, 1862) , daughter of General William W. Garrard of Florence, Ala., Feb. 12, 1840 and lived in Savannah, Tenn.; 5 daus., 3 sons; (2) Mrs. Tennie (Roach) Thompson (died Dec. 3, 1886) ; 2 daus., 3 sons; (3) Mrs. Susan Hughes (died 1891) , in 1888; after the latter's death he made a home with his daughter, Mollie, the youngest daughter of his first marriage and her husband, Nathan Davis. Burial at Center Church in Decatur Co., Tenn.

EMMA MOSBY born Marshall Co., Miss.; daughter of John and Lucy Kelsey; married (1) James M. Stewart in 1891; (2) M. W. Mosby, Feb. 22, 1900; she died Collierville, Tenn., June 8, 1901 and was buried at Wesley Chapel.

MARY JANE LONG born Granville [Greenville?] Co., Va., Dec. 15, 1819; moved when about 2 years old with parents to Rutherford Co., Tenn. where she died June 24, 1901; married (1) Mr. Parsley in 1839; (2) Mr. Long (died 1860).

LOLA FEATHERSTON born Sept. 16, 1898; died April 3, 1901.

ALVIN HARWELL born Dec. 11, 1869; died Mar. 30, 1901. Giles Co., Tenn.


August 15, 1901

LILLIAN A. SMITH daughter of Dr. Leon Richmond; born Shelby Co., Tenn., July 18, 1867; married Frank Smith, May 28, 1891; died near Capleville, Tenn., June 3, 1901.

SARAH JANE HOUSE, nee Walker; born Jan. 30, 1845; married Rev. W. J. House, April 11, 1860; died Fowlkes, Tenn., June 14, 1901.

MARY T. HALL daughter of Rev. Thomas E. and Anna Hall; born Dec. 16, 1849; died Union City, Tenn., April 26, 1901; never married.

MALINDA LOWE, nee Appleberry, wife of J. A. Lowe; born Oct. 11, 1846; died June 7, 1901; 3 daus.


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Tribute of Respect for JOHNNIE HAMMEL who died June 22, 1901; by the Sunday School of which he had been a member; undated.


August 22, 1901

LOU S. MURRELL born Franklin Co., Tenn., May 31, 1836; died Winchester, Tenn., May 11, 1901; married Dr. T. C. Murrell; children, Mary E., wife of Rev. Arthur Biddle (she died March 16, 1882) and Belle, wife of Rev. W. W. Pinson; Dr. W. E. Murrell, Winchester, Tenn.

NANCY L. GODWIN wife of Dr. S. W. Godwin; born near Florence, Ala., June 26, 1837; daughter of David and Elizabeth Littleton; married Sept. 20, 1859 and went to live in Maury Co., Tenn. but moved to Union City, Tenn. in 1870 where she died June 23, 1901; no children.

W. T. THORNTON, JR. born Talladega, Ala., July 28, 1871; died June 29, 1901, Atlanta, Ga.

SIDNEY W. HALL son of Rev. Thomas E. and Susan Hall; born Weakley Co., Tenn., July 1, 1868; after the death of his mother he lived with the family of an uncle, Dr. W. W. Hall, Union City, Tenn.; he was a druggist; married Lizzie Hotchkiss of Brownsville, Tenn.; he died June 20, 1901.

FRANKIE PRIDE, nee Rutland; born Colbert Co., Ala., Jan. 21, 1842; died Cherokee, Ala., May 17, 1901 having lived all her life in the same community; daughter of J. W. Rutland; married Goodloe Pride, Nov. 28, 1865; 5 children.

SARAH E. KOSURE, nee Lucas; born Lawrence Co., Tenn., Dec. 31, 1822; married James B. Kosure, March 1839; died Greenbrier, Tenn., May 7, 1901.

PAULINE HARREL PORTER born in MO, Jan. 20, 1836; at about age three years she moved with parents to Todd Co., Ky.; married William H. Porter of Warren Co., Ky., Oct. 20, 1858; 5 children, those surviving were Jennie, Frank and Harrel; died Bessemer, Ala., May 30, 1901; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ky.


August 29, 1901

Rev. W. M. LEFTWICH died Los Angeles, California, Aug. 20, 1901; "a writer and author of no mean rank." [Further mention of his death in August 12, 1901 issue]

Judge JOHN WESLEY DYCUS born Edmondson Co., Ky., Mar. 16, 1830; moved with parents to Marshall Co., Ky. in 1831 where he lived until he died in Benton, June 24, 1901; served in the Ky. legislature in 1878; president of the Bank of Benton; sometime judge of Marshall County Court; husband and father.

JOHN ADDISON DYCUS born Oct. 28, 1826; married Sarah Parlee Johnson, Nov. 20, 1849; died July 10, 1901; husband and father.

MARY BOND DUNHAM born Jan. 17, 1822; died Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., June 2, 1901; married Thomas Dunham (died 1853) in 1838; 6 children; two sons died in Confederate army including the Rev. Charles Dunham.

ANNIE WHITSON daughter of Dr. S. A. Whitson and wife died June 4, 1901 aged 4 years.

Rev. C. C. EDINGTON, retired Methodist preacher, died July 25, 1901, Roanoke, Va., having served in the New Mexico Conference.

CLEO RODDY daughter of T. B. and Lottie Roddy, born Mar. 13, 1885; died June 21, 1901.

JANE E. DORAN, nee Conn; born in Va., Mar. 11, 1819; married James L. Doran, April 18, 1839; died April 25, 1901.

Mrs. RACHEL HOWARD died near Wheel, Tenn., April 1, 1901 aged 76 years.

Miss DELLA WITHERSPOON, Waterloo, Ala., died August 4, 1901.

MATTIE DARNALL wife of Dr. Darnall, daughter of T. J. Ogilvie, died July 7, 1901.


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BUFORD A. MANLEY son of Rev. F. C. Manley; born Sept. 18, 1896; died near Arlington, Tenn., Sept. 15, 1899.


September 5, 1901

ELIZABETH PIERCE GRAY born Aug. 22, 1851; died May 31, 1901; married W. A. Gray of Sumner Co., Tenn., Dec. 8, 1885; one daughter.

Mrs. H. A. CHEAIRS wife of Thomas D. Cheairs; born Maury Co., Tenn., Mar. 19, 1817; married Feb. 16, 1837; moved to Marshall Co., Miss. thereafter; died June 27, 1901.

MARTHA TENNESSEE NANCE, nee Davis; born May 15, 1839; married P. H. Nance, Oct. 9, 1864; died Aug. 4, 1901.

ETTA HALEY born Dec. 2, 1878; died June 10, 1901.

Tribute of Respect for Miss JESSIE WILLIAMS who died June 28, 1901; by Germantown, Tenn. Sunday School; undated.

DERICA PERRY born Eutrect, Holland, July 6, 1835; came to U.S. when about 14 years old; married William T. Perry in W. Virginia, Sept. 9, 1858; died Ellis Co., Texas, June 17, 1901.

JAMES PATRICK BREWER born Nov. 4, 1881; died April 29, 1901.

SALLIE WILFORD daughter of J. L. and Jennis Sims; wife of R. H. Wilford; born Aug. 31, 1880; died Aug. 3, 1901; one child.


September 12, 1901

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MOORE born Feb. 26, 1823; married Anne R. Portress, Aug. 19, 1847; children were Adella, wife of Jeff Thompson and died young; Alice, Florence (died young) and Morris. He died Giles Co., Tenn., May 16, 1901.

BESSIE ADAMS daughter of Emily Adams, Paducah, Ky., born Graves Co., Ky., Oct. 8, 1873; died June 24, 1901.

Rev. Dr. W. M. LEFTWICH died August 21, 1901, Los Angeles, California from a stroke; burial in Nashville, Tenn. Also, a tribute to his memory by Board of Steward, Trinity Methodist Church in Los Angeles dated August 26, 1901. [A tribute to his memory by Rev. R. A. Young published in Sept. 26, 1901 issue, page 9, in which his work as an evangelist was highlighted.]

Tribute of Respect for ANNIE BEVEL who died July 19, 1901; by Germantown, Tenn. Sunday School; undated.


September 19, 1901

HALLIE HESTER daughter of E. Brady; born Fountain Head Station, Nov. 17, 1878; died Edgefield, Tenn., April 15, 1901; graduate, Howard College, Gallatin, Tenn., 1894; married Will Hester, Sept. 10, 1894; died in April 1901.

PAUL C. LANDRUM, Abingdon, Va., married Theodosia Mitchell in 1867; died August 9, 1901.

MAGGIE McDANIEL WYATT born May 9, 1858; married B. B. Wyatt, Dec. 2, 1884; died June 19, 1901; 4 children.

SARAH VIRGINIA CARRE widow of Robert Bouton Carre and mother of Lilbern H., Alice U., Robert B., Jennie May, William U. Carre; born Livingston, Ala., April 5, 1839; died Anniston, Ala., Mar. 21, 1901; daughter of W. K. and Lydia Ustick; married Feb. 28, 1866.

SIMON W. FIZER born Robertson Co., Tenn., Dec. 8, 1830; died there, Aug. 24, 1901; married Frances Morris of Cheatham Co., Tenn., Jan. 7, 1872; had a daughter who died the same day she was born, Aug. 30, 1874; served in 6th MO Inf. Reg; wounded at Corinth, Miss; once a prisoner of John Brown the "brigand chieftain" in Kansas.


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September 26, 1901

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. A. P. PARKER engaged in missionary work in Soochow and Shanghai, China, as helpmate for her husband, Rev. A. P. Parker, president of Buffington College, Soochow and later to Anglo-Chinese College in Shanghai; by Woman's Board of Foreign Missions; undated.

ESTHER ELIZABETH CARBAUGH born Giles Co., Va., April 9, 1836; moved with parents to Mercer Co., W. Virginia; married William T. Carbaugh in 1867; 5 children; died July 27, 1901.

ELIJAH ALFRED WINSETT born near Unionville, Tenn., Nov. 22, 1850; died Texarkana, Ark., August 26, 1901; married Maggie Gannaway in 1872; 6 children.

Tribute of Respect for I. M. POWELL who died Sept. 12, 1901; by Board of Stewards, South Columbia Methodist Church of which he had been a member; undated.

A. M. CARLISLE daughter of John and Christine Hutsell; born near Wytheville, Va., Jan. 25, 1818; married John B. Carlisle, Oct. 4, 1836; 8 children; died April 12, 1901; burial in New Providence, Tenn.

NANCY ANN BENNINGTON, nee Vandergriff; born Jan. 15, 1848; died Aug. 7, 1901; married John Bennington, Sept. 18, 1866; moved to Raxton, Texas about 13 years ago; died in Tenn. on a visit.

JOE EVANS SPENCER son of Rev. J. W. and L. O. Spencer; born May 26, 1892; died Mumford, Tenn., July 30, 1901.

LOU L. SWAIM, nee Kiklin; born Marion Co., Tenn., May 2, 1840; died near Morristown, Tenn., Aug. 28, 1901; married Rev. Mitchell P. Swaim, Holston Conference, April 26, 1859.

IKE G. MARTIN born Aug. 24, 1842; died Sept. 6, 1901, Robertson Co., Tenn.; his wife died last winter; 4 children; Confederate veteran (Co. A, 30th Tenn. Inf. Reg.)


October 3, 1901

JESSE THOMAS PERRY born Chatham Co., N.C. Feb. 2, 1844; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. with his parents where he lived until he died Sept; 4, 1901; married Cornelia Crowder, Nov. 27, 1872; 4 children.

MARIA T. MORGAN daughter of William K. and Rachel Galloway; born Baltimore Co., Md., Jan. 23, 1820; married J. M. Morgan, Mar. 15, 1842; died California, Ky., June 3, 1901; of the $7000 she left, $225 went to relatives, $500 to Orphans' Home in Louisville and the remainder after paying expenses went for missionary causes.

T. D. MENDENALL, a tribute of respect for whom, who died Shelby Co., Tenn., August 3, 1901; by Mullins Sunday School; undated.

Mrs. J. H. THOMAS died Ranger, Tenn., Aug. 22, 1901 aged 56 years, 6 months and 17 days [Feb. 5, 1845]; 3 daus., 6 sons. Cumberland Presbyterian.

NANNIE HURT daughter of J. D. and Elizabeth Hurt died of typhoid fever, recently.

ROBERTA LOUISE JORDAN daughter of R. L. Jordan and wife; granddaughter of Dr. R. A. Hardin; born Oct. 23, 1894; died Savannah, Tenn., July 9, 1901.

J. R. HEARTSILL, Marshall, Texas, died Sept. 12, 1901 aged 53 years.


October 10, 1901

Mrs. VIRGINIA WINTON GRISLY died in San Luis Petosi, Mexico, Sept. 28, 190l.

J. B. RIGHARDS born Stewart Co., Tenn., Feb. 27, 1862; died N. Y. City, Mar. 26, 190l; married Sallie McDaniel, Dec. 23, 1885; "manager of the largest and handsomest enterprise in western Kentucky."

Dr. G. F. COX born Aug. 7, 1852; died July 9, 190l; husband and father.


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JOHN R. ABEL, SR. born Rhea Co., Tenn., Sept. 20, 1816; married Mary Alexander, Oct. 18, 1849; Confederate veteran; died Dec. 20, 1900; 7 children; his wife and 4 children predeceased him.

Tribute of Respect for ADDIE PADGETT wife of Rev. G. R. Padgett who died at Baker's Station, July 15, 1901; wife and mother (4 sons); by a committee; undated.

SAM P. GLASS born April 25, 1853; died Mar. 5, 1900; married (1) Nancy Hightower at the age of 19 years; (2) Dollie Tracy; had two sons.

Rev. MANARING B. TOWERY born May 26, 1824; licensed to preach in Methodist Church August 15, 1876; ordained deacon Nov. 23, 1879; ordained elder Nov. 20, 1881; died Calloway Co., Ky., June 11, 1901.

RACHEL ELIZABETH BERRY daughter of William Browning; born April 9, 1866; died Sept. 14, 1901; married but had no children.


October 17, 1901

Rev. JOHN LELAND CLARKE died Oct. 8, 1901 in his 81st year of age; Methodist preacher for 53 years most of it in the Shenandoah and James valleys.

Dr. W. T. HARRIS died Jackson, Tenn., Oct. 13, 1901; son of Dr. George W. D. Harris and nephew of former N.C. Senator, Isham G. Harris.

Rev. T. P. ROBERTS, No. Ala. Conference; born Va., Sept. 26, 1826; died Columbiana, Ala., August 26, 1901; moved with parents to Tenn.; moved to Marion, Ala. and took up the saddler's trade; his work as an itinerant preacher began in the winter of 1863; charter member of the No. Alabama Conference.

Rev. JAMES MORRILL FOLLANSBEE born Washington, D.C., May 31, 1823; died Glade Springs, Va., Jan. 12, 1900; his maternal grandmother, a Miss Thomas, born in 1770 "we think" was a member of what was organized as the Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore in 1784; graduate, Dickinson College at Carlisle, Pa., 1844; graduate, University of Maryland medical school; he "drifted out" to San Antonio, Texas about the close of 1847; he entered the Methodist ministry; in 1867 transferred to the Baltimore Conference.

Tribute of Respect for CHARLES F. BAILEY who died Covington, Tenn., Sept. 27, 1901; by Covington Sunday School; undated.

BEADIE LEE TRAVIS born Sept. 22, 1883; died Sept. 26, 190;; burial in Sharon Cemetery.

JANE B. STEWART daughter of B. and Elizabeth Bennett; wife of Rev. A. D. Stewart; born Nov. 27, 1841; married (1) John McCulloh, Ga., one daughter, Mrs. J. S. Rogers, Dunlap, Tenn.; (2) Stewart, Feb. 1, 1866; 4 daus., 3 sons. Died Dunlap, Tenn., Sept. 20, 1901.


October 24, 1901

Rev. CROCKETT GODBEY born in Va., May 23, 1818; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in Dec. 1845, Holston Conference; ordained deacon in 1847; ordained elder in 1849; joined the No. Ala. Conference in 1873; died Madison Co., Ala., Sept. 20, 1901; husband and father (of Edward Godbey, Rev. C. C. Godbey, Mrs. Laura Godbey Ward).

SALLIE C. JACKSON daughter of Rev. William G. Dorriss, born Florence, Ala., April 5, 1840; married (1) A. J. Blackman (died 1858), Jan. 21, 1858; (2) Thomas H. Jackson, Sept. 4, 1862; died Clarksville, Tenn., August 28, 1901.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. C. W. BRANDON, now deceased; by Woman's Board of Foreign Missions; undated.

Mrs. E. H. HEMLEY daughter of Capt. John Blackburn whose wife was a Miss Churchwell; died Lenoir Co., N.C., Aug. 10, 1901. Burial at Ebenezer Church on Swan Creek.


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WILLIAM E. CAMPBELL born Haywood Co., Tenn., May 23, 1872; died Stanton, Tenn., Aug. 18, 1901; son of W. J. Campbell; married Fanny McMahen, Jan. 10, 1894; husband and father.


October 31, 1901

CAROLYN WOODWARD BRANDON wife of Rev. F. T. J. Brandon, No. Ala. Conference; born Jacksville, Ala., Sept. 3, 1841; died Gaylesville, Ala., Oct. 1, 1901; graduate, Tuskegee Female College, June 30, 1858; married August 22, 1867; 6 children.

Miss MARTHA HIGHTOWER born June 27, 1869; died April 19, 1901.

LESSIE WINSLOW, nee White; born July 16, 1881; died Oct. 7, 1901; surviving were her parents and widower.

Dr. THOMAS FLETCHER WEAVER born Forsyth Co., N.C., Feb. 17, 1842; died June 20, 1901.

DENNIS NORMAN CROWDER born Obion Co., Tenn., April 3, 1895; died August 30, 1901.

Tribute of Respect for ANNIE FARRAR daughter of G. W. and Jennie Farrar who died in Macon, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1901 aged 19 years; by a Sunday School; undated.

HANNA CATHERINE ARCHER born Marion Co., Ala., June 5, 1844; married David F. Archer, Dec. 22, 1875; lived in Lauderdale Co., Miss but moved to Poplarville, Miss. in 1889 where she died Oct. 12, 1901.


November 7, 1901

There were no formal obituaries in this issue.


November 14, 1901

CORNELIA FLORA STACEY, nee Gillespie; born Charlotte, N.C., Dec. 5, 1826; married Rev. A. G. Stacey; 8 children (3 surviving, W. H., George P. and Madge, wife of J. W. Spivey); died June 27, 1901.

SARAH R. WILLIAMS, nee McCullough; born Ga., Oct. 30, 1815; married Warner Williams (died 1861) at the age of 17 years; moved to Smith Co., Texas in 1854; moved to Austin, Texas in 1874. Children: George M.; Eugenia, wife of E. S. Gills; Duff G. (died 1860), Dr. William O.; Eliza Clay (died age 4 years) ; David C. (died 1888) ; Mattie A., Mrs. Callahan who died in 1894; Philip (died 1865) ; Jodie, Mrs. Noble; Warner (died 1865) ; Sallie C., Mrs. Woods. She died October 28, 1901.

MAGGIE TURNER daughter of W. L. and Jennie McCutchen; born Hickman, Ky., April 23, 1876; died Luxora, Ark., Oct. 28, 1901; married P. D. Turner, June 29, 1898.

BAKER A. WIER son of Dr. T. C. Wier, No. Miss. Conference; born Verona, Miss., Nov. 14, 1872; died Ft. Smith, Ark., Oct. 24, 1901.

ISAAC E. CLARK born in N.C., Jan. 10, 1810; moved with parents to north Alabama, then to Madison Co., Tenn.; married Mary McLeary; 3 daus., 5 sons; died Tipton Co., Tenn., Oct. 9, 1901. [A daughter submitted more information in the Nov. 21, 1901 issue; that he was born in Rowan Co., N.C., Jan. 20, 1810; married Mrs. E. W. Gober in 1864; married Mrs. Martha Hays, 1875; elected sheriff of Tipton Co., Tenn. in 1844; farmer; buried at Leigh's Chapel.]

HELEN LEE WILSON daughter of Rev. W. A. and Mary Wilson; born Kobe, Japan, Nov. 14, 1900; died Sutherland, N.C., Oct. 1, 1901.


November 21, 1901

Rev. JOHN WESLEY born April 10, 1839; died Sept. 12, 190l; a Methodist preacher.

R. HARVEY CAMPBELL son of J. R. and N. E. Campbell; born April l7, 1872; died West Pt., Miss., Oct 7, 190l; veteran of Spanish-American War.


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HALLIE V. McCONNELL daughter of John W. McConnell, Birmingham, Ala., died Asheville, N.C., Sept. 27, 1901.

JULIA ELIZABETH PEEBLES married J. C. Peebles, Oct. 28, 1868; 1 dau., 1 son; died in Kentucky, July 13, 1901 aged 64 years; daughter of John and Margaret Ashbrook.

Colonel R. H. HUTCHINSON died Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 1, 1901; born Marshall Co., Tenn., June 28, 1860; president of National Sick and Accidental Association; husband and father.

JAMES E. ABERNATHY born Brunswick Co., Va., Nov. 6, 1828; moved to Tenn. when young; married Rebecca Denty, Oct. 5, 1852; died June 3, 1901.


November 28, 1901

Rev. DANIEL HADEN LINEBAUGH born Greene Co., Tenn., Feb. 14, 1831; died Mt. Pleasant, Texas, July 29, 1901; married Margaret Sweets, July 27, 1857; 9 children; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1861; served in the Louisville, Little Rock and Texas conferences.

DERA SMITH oldest daughter of William M. and Mattie Foster; born Chickasaw Co., Miss., Aug. 17, 1867; moved to Texas in 1888; married S. L. Smith, April 10, 1889; died Ryan, Indian Territory, Sept. 16, 1901.


December 5, 1901

There were no formal obituaries in this issue. The following did appear, page seven:


The following is a sketch full of touching interest of a bit of a ragged newsboy who had lost his mother. In the tenderness of his affection for her he was determined that he would raise a stone to her memory. His mother and he had kept together, and they had been all to each other, but now she was taken, and the little fellow's loss was irreparable. But getting a stone was no easy task, for his earnings were small. But love is strong. Going to a cutter's yard and finding that even the cheaper class of stones were far too much for him, he at length fixed upon a broken shaft of marble, part of the remains of an accident in the yard, and which the proprietor kindly named at such a low figure that it came within his means. There was much yet to be done, but the brave little chap was equal to it. Next day he conveyed the stone away on a little four-wheeled cart, and managed to have it put in position. The narrator, curious to know the last of the stone, visited the cemetery one afternoon, and he thus describes what he saw and learned: "Here it is', said the man in charge; and sure enough, there was our monument, at the head of one of the larger graves. I knew it at once. Just as it was when it left our yard, I was going to say, until I got a little nearer to it and saw what the little chap had done. I tell you, boys, when I saw it there was something blurred my eyes, so's I couldn't read it at first. The little man had tried to keep the lines straight, and evidently thought that capitals would make it look better and bigger, for nearly every letter was a capital. I copied it, and here it is; but you want to see it on the stone to appreciate it:


And, here, boys, the lettering stopped. After awhile I went back to the man in charge, and asked him what further he knew of the little fellow who brought the stone.

"'Not much,' he said, 'not much. Didn't you notice a fresh little grave near the one with the stone? Well, that's where he is. He came here every afternoon for some time, working away at that stone, and one day I missed him, and then


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for several days. Then the man came out from that church, that had buried the mother, and ordered the grave dug by her side. I asked if it was for the little chap. He said it was. He had sold his papers all out one day, and was hurrying along the street out this way. There was a runaway team just about the crossing, and -well--he was run over, and didn't live but a day or two. He had in his hand when he was picked up an old file, sharpened down to a point, that he did all the lettering with. They said he seemed to be thinking only of that until he died, for he kept saying: "I didn't get it done; but she'll know I meant to finish it, won't she? I'll tell her so, for she'll be waiting for me;" and, boys, he died with those words on his lips."

When the men in the cutter's yard heard the story of the boy the next day they clubbed together, got a good stone, inscribed upon it the name of the boy, which they succeeded in getting from the superintendent of the Sunday school, which the little newsman attended, and underneath it the touching, expressive words: "He loved his mother." When the stone was put up, the little fellow's Sunday school mates as well as others were present, and the superintendent, in speaking to them, told them how the little fellow had loved Jesus and tried to please him, and gave utterance to this high encomium: "Children," said he "I would rather be that brave, loving little newsboy, and lie there with that on my tombstone, than be king of the world, and not love and respect my mother." That little newsman has left a lesson to the world. New York City Mission Monthly.


December 12, 1901

There were no formal obituaries in this issue.


December 19, 1901

There were no formal obituaries in this issue.


December 26, 1901

Dr. ARTHUR F. HUDSON son of John M. Hudson, Nashville, Tenn.; died Ecuador, South America, Nov 25, 1901; dental graduate, University of Tennessee; practiced his profession in S. A.; on Dec. 27, 1899 he married in Guayaquil; surviving him were his widow and one daughter.

B. W. BLANTON, Wartrace, Tenn., born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Nov. 22, 1835; married Fannie Bray, Dec. 15, 1870; died Oct. 8, 1901; moved to Wartrace in 1873.

Miss JESSIE L. TAYLOR born Stanton, Tenn., April 13, 1869; died Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 8, 1901.

MARY McRAE DRANE, wife of Wesley Drane; born Dec. 18, 1859; reared in Clarksville, Tenn.; married May 1885; 5 children; died October 29, 1901.

ELIZABETH "Betty" ALLEN McNABB born Cocke Co., Tenn., May 24, 1815; married (1) George Easterly, Dec. 24, 1837; 1 dau., 1 son, both now deceased; (2) Malcolm McNabb (died June 1897) in 1864. Buried beside first husband in the old Oven Cemetery.


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