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


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January 7, 1904

W. H. IRBY died in Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 23, 1903; burial in Collierville, Tenn.; large family.

Miss MARY ELBERTA TRAWICK daughter of Dr. A. M. Trawick, Nashville, died there, Dec. 3, 1903.

ANN C. WILSON daughter of W. E. and Phoebe Hall born Amelia Co., Va., Mar. 6, 1827; died Brownsville, Tenn., July 12, 1903; married James Wilson in 1852; Fayette Co., Tenn.; only one child survived her, William Wilson.

Rev. RICHARD M. MANLY son of Rev. James M. and Mary A. Manly born near Petersburg, Va., April 4, 1831; died Brinkley, Ark., Oct. 2, 1903; reared in Fayette Co., Tenn.; married Margaret G. Durham (died May 13, 1892), Sept. 7, 1854; 5 children of whom Bascom and Brownlow had died; the others were Mrs. Maggie Folsom, C. Boswell Manly, Rev. I. B. Manly. He had been a Methodist preacher since early 1880s. White River Conference; died Sept. 2, 1903.

CAROLINE WERT, nee Cowan, born Mar. 6, 1820; married Michael Wert, Moulton, Ala. merchant; died Oct. 22, 1903; of her children, 2 sons and 4 daus. had predeceased her.

I. G. JACKSON born Wilson Co., Tenn., Jan. 5, 1831; married Alice Gray, Mar. 16, 1858; died Muhlenburg, Ky., Oct. 4, 1903; 6 children.


January 14, 1904

JOHN T. CALLOM son of Rev. T. S. Callom died west Nashville, Jan. 3, 1904 aged 31 years.

General JAMES B. LONGSTREET, celebrated Confederate officer, died Gainesville, Ga., Jan. 2, 1904 aged 84 years.

ARCHELAUS H. MITCHELL, DD, born about one mile from Athens, Ga., Oct. 15, 1807; died Summerfield, Ala., Oct. 2, 1903; graduate, University of Ga., 1828; began active Methodist ministry in 1831 and so acted until his retirement in 1890; labored in Ga., S.C., Fla. and Alabama; became president of Centenary College in Summerfield in 1843 and was so for fourteen years and later when the college failed he helped to convert it into an orphanage.

MARY BARCLAY RIZER, nee Harrison, born Texas, April 20, 1826; married E. R. Rizer (died July 29, 1889), Nov. 4, 1845; 1 son, 10 daus.; died Russellville, Ky., Dec. 16, 1903.


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Dr. RICHARD W. S. MARTIN son of William C. and Charlotte R. Martin born Chesterfield Co., Va., July 25, 1841; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., July 16, 1903; graduate, University of Virginia; served in Confederate army; married M. V. Posey only child of William and Mary Posey. Surviving were his widow and daughter, Mrs. J. B. Alston and granddaughter, Virginia Alston.

IRVIN JONES son of Enoch and Mary Jones born Warren Co., Tenn., Nov. 29, 1825; entered the Methodist ministry; ordained deacon, Oct. 27, 1850; ordained elder, Oct. 17, 1852; married Elizabeth E. Price (died April 24, 1886), July 12, 1852 and moved to Texas in 1854; most subsequent years were spent in Utopia, Texas. Children: Sarah M., Charles S., Mary E., George W. and Thomas E. He died Sept. 20, 1903.

FRANCES BULLOCK born Logan Co., Ky., Mar. 13, 1817; married (1) S. F. Morse (died June 26, 1863), June 19, 1838; (2) J. W. Bullock (died Sept. 12, 1900), Nov. 11, 1867; died July 23, 1903 in Mayfield, Ky.

ELIZABETH HOPKINS widow of G. A. Hopkins born Feb. 27, 1822; died Dec. 19, 1903; married Dec. 19, 1838.


January 21, 1904

Reverend BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WHITE, Little Rock Methodist Conference, native of Franklin, Tenn., died in Alexandria, La., Jan. 6, 1904; burial in Pineville Cemetery,; served in Mexican War; entered the Methodist ministry in Tennessee; transferred to Louisiana in 1857; was frequently a presiding elder; married three times. Children were Horace H. White and Sallie Wynn White of Alexandria. Brothers were Dr. Thomas B. White and Henry O. White. Sister, Mrs. M. M. Harper, Opelousas.

GEORGE T. HOAGLAND born Elizabeth, New Jersey, Feb. 14, 1814; died St. Joseph, MO, Oct. 30, 1903; moved to Boonville, MO about 1838; moved to St. Joseph in 1852; married Nannie Gale, Feb. 2, 1842; contributor to Central College.

KATIE MAY HEARON born Oct. 12, 1894; died July 23, 1903. ORRIN GLADSTONE HEARON born July 27, 1898; died Aug. 4, 1903. GLADIS HAMILTON HEARON born Nov. 14, 1896; died Aug. 27, 1903; children of Luther and Bettie Hearon of Montgomery Co., Mississippi.

MATILDA J. CARRICK born July 1826; died Sparta, Tenn., Dec. 7, 1903 in residence of son-in-law, Dr. Snodgrass.

TOBIE LESTER MARTIN son of Rev. B. T. and Dora B. Martin died Dec. 21, 1903 aged 7 years; burial at Glen's Chapel.

ALICE ARDELL HOGE daughter of J. K. P. and Rebecca Barron born Turkey Cove, Lee Co., Va., Nov. 21, 1876; married L. L. Hoge, June 29, 1893 and moved to Austin, Texas; children were Lillian Loraine, Welton Barron, dec., Willie Hampton. She died Feb. 2, 1903.

Reverend ANGUS DOWLING died Daleville, Ala., Jan. 8, 1904; married Nov. 7, 1865; 9 children, 7 surviving him: Dr. Oscar, Bascom, Marvin, Mattie, Annie, Noel and Gussie. Died in Ozark, Ala.

MATTIE M. ABSTON wife of Henry L. Abston born near the Hermitage [home of Andrew Jackson], Oct. 30, 1847; died Ft. Worth, Texas, Dec. 18, 1903; married August 29, 1867; Presbyterian; 4 daus., 1 son.

CHARLES EDGAR MECOY son of Rev. W. J. and Maggie MeCoy born Huntingdon, Tenn., Oct. 22, 1889; died Union City, Tenn., Nov. 9, 1903.

FIDELIA CAROLINE MOORE daughter of James and Fidelia Forgey born Maury Co., Tenn., Sept. 25 1829; died Williamsport, Tenn., Dec. 28, 1903; married R. H. Moore, Dec. 23, 1855; 3 daus., 3 sons.

SUSAN EMMA GREEN born Aug. 30, 1898; died from severe burn injuries, Nov. 19, 1903; daughter of A. H. Green, a son of John T. Green and a grandson of Jimmie Green.

FRONIE MAY LANE daughter of George and Mattie Anderson died Dec. 13, 1903 of scarlet fever in Kingston Springs, Tenn.


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January 28, 1904

ELLA CULLOM BOOTH wife of Rev. H. L. Booth, No. Ala. Methodist Conference, mother of Rev. Cullom Booth, West Texas Methodist Conference, died Florence, Ala., Jan. 11, 1904. [See April 7 issue.]

Mrs. MARY MOODY, mother of Rev. Jesse Moody, dec., North Miss. Methodist Conference and others, including Mrs. J. W. Dorman; died in Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 15, 1904.

EMMA CRAVEN PEGRAM wife of Prof. W. H. Pegram, Trinity College and daughter of Dr. Braxton Craven, dec., of Trinity College; died Durham, N.C., Jan. 10, 1903 in the 59th year of her age.

E. A. YATES wife of Reverend E. A. Yates, N.C. Methodist Conference, died Morganton, N.C., Jan. 9, 1904.

ELIZA J., WHITEFIELD, nee Price, born Montgomery Co., Tenn., June 18, 1833; married L. S. Whitefield, Nov. 27, 1857; one son, Dr. T. A. Whitefield, New Providence, Tenn.; died Dec. 13, 1903.

FANNIE ELIZABETH LONG born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Mar. 29, 1835; married Thomas Leonard Cooke, Feb. 22, 1859; two sons, dec.; daughters, Mrs. W. B. Edwards and Mrs. E. C. Harrelson. She died Dec. 22, 1903.

STELLA HICKS PARK daughter of Joseph Hicks born Searcy, Ark., Nov. 17, 1875; married S. P. Park, 1899; died Sept. 20, 1903.

ROBERT EARLE BLACK born Stanton, Tenn., July 4, 1877; died Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 9, 1903 son of W. F. and Sallie Coppedge Black; married Louise Miller, May 3, 1900; 1 dau., 2 years old.

MARY B. SMITH, nee Alexander born near Macon, Tenn., Nov. 15, 1840; married John P. Smith, Mar. 29, 1865; 3 daus., 2 sons; died Dec. 10, 1903.

MARGARET BILES, nee Looney born Henry Co., Tenn. Aug. 8, 1827; died Dec. 14, 1903; married Thomas L. Biles, June 10, 1846; 11 children.

NETTIE JONES daughter of Lovic and Martha Jones, Haywood Co., Tenn., died recently.


February 4, 1904

Dr. LYCURGUS DICKSON died Desha, Ark., Jan. 14, 1904 aged 76 years; native of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; reared by his grandfather, Hon. Thomas Lannom; graduate, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; surviving were his widow and 6 children; burial in Batesville, Ark.

Mrs. MARGARET JONES HELSABACK died Dec. 18, 1903 aged nearly 96 years; nearly 57 years wife of Rev. S. W. Helsaback, Western N.C. Methodist Conference.

Dr. D. W. BARTON died Bamberg, S.C., January 20, 1904.

Bishop THOMAS UNDERWOOD DUDLEY, Leeville, Ky., Episcopalian, died in New York, Jan. 23, 1904.

MARY ROBINSON McAFFEE, nee Tarver, born Richmond Co., Ga., 1835; oldest daughter of Judge Etheldred Tarver; moved with parents near to Dalton, Ga.; married Dr. J. R. McAffee, May 1853; lived in Dalton; she and her son both died Dec. 31, 1903; a daughter, May, survived.

MARY ELIZA PAINE born Huntsville, Ala., Jan. 4, 1820; daughter of Dr. Millwater, first president of LaGrange College; married Rev. Robert Paine, later a Bishop of the Methodist Church; moved about 1848 to Aberdeen, Miss.; died Jan. 2, 1904; 2 daus., 2 sons.

MATTIE LEE HARGIS, nee Smith, born Jackson Co., Tenn., Mar. 28, 1874; married John H. Hargis, Jan. 13, 1892; died near Granville, Tenn., Dec. 21, 1903.

MARTHA ANN BUSBY daughter of J. H. and Malinda Busby born Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 7, 1841; married W. W. Austin, Jan. 14, 1858; wife and mother; died Jan. 18, 1904.

SALLIE E. CARTER, nee Edwards, born Perry Co., Tenn., Dec. 6, 1853; died Waverly, Tenn., Nov. 2, 1903; daughter of T. W. Edwards; married H. C. Carter, Dec. 1874; 3 daus., 1 son.

SUSAN BROOME BRANDON born Snowhill, S.C., Jan. 18, 1820; married George Brandon, May 11, 1842; died Stewart Co., Tenn., Jan. 15, 1904; 5 children, one being Rev. J. C. Brandon.


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February 11, 1904

Mrs. E. B. SLIGH, mother of Thomas S. Sligh, president of Mansfield College, La. and N. B. Sligh of Pine Bluff, Ark., died in residence of her grandson, James Pittman, Claibourne Parish, La.; burial in Minden, La. cemetery on January 27, 1904.

Mrs. VIRGINIA F. GABER died recently at Williston, Tenn.; burial in Old Bethlehem Cemetery.

LEAH HUNTER GILLILAND, nee Norfleet, born July 12, 1835; married F. M. Gilliland, Aug. 19, 1856; 4 children; died Jan. 4, 1904; burial in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn. [Her death mentioned briefly in January 21 issue, page 7.]

ANDREW GREGORY GANAWAY born Wythe Co., Va., Dec. 29, 1825; died Florence, Texas, Nov. 6, 1903; moved with parents to Talladega Co., Ala. in 1827; served in the Mexican War; married Margaret O. Whittenburg, Jan. 27, 1852 and moved the next fall to Texas; 5 children survived him; two others, Norvel and Susan Ella had predeceased him.

SALLIE ALLEN ROGERS born near Iuka, Miss., Aug. 3, 1846; daughter of Nat Allen; married John Jameson Rogers, Nov. 18, 1868; wife and mother; Tupelo, Miss.; died Oct. 11, 1903.

MARGARET F. MINER born Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 14, 1841; died Buntyn, Tenn., Dec. 27, 1903; her surviving children were Mrs. G. A. Kain in whose residence she died; Edward D., Frank T. and J. Howard Miner.


February 18, 1904

PRESLEY MEGUIAR born Robertson Co., Tenn., April 25, 1847; became a druggist in 1847; a Confederate veteran; later senior member of Meguiar and Harris Co., tobacco warehousers, Louisville, Ky.; married (1) Miss Curd (died 1873); (2) Mrs. Mary Ray White; he died Feb. 12, 1904. [Obituary re-appeared in March 24 issue, noting additionally that Meguiar had married Mrs. Mary White, Feb. 3, 1876; reference to beautiful residence he had built in Mt. Sterling, Ky.]

MAMIE HERBERT daughter of D. C. Herbert born Nov. 11, 1882; died Oct. 22, 1903.

BLANCHE ROBBINS HOLCOMB daughter of Major W. M. Robbins, born Statesville, N.C.; educated in Salem, N.C.; married Rev. Walter Holcomb, Dec. 3, 1902; a son, born Dec. 27, 1903 only lived a few days; she died in January 1904.

ROBERT B. CLARK born Dec. 11, 1828; married Harriett E. Owen, Dec. 19, 1850; 11 children; died Jan 29, 1904. Weakley Co., Tenn.; burial in Everett's Chapel graveyard.


February 25, 1904

Mrs. ELIZABETH ELLISTON died in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 16, 1904 in the 84th year of her age.

Captain WILLIAM R. GARRETT, Nashville, died Feb. 12, 1904.

J. T. WALKUP born Rutherford Co., Tenn., June 7, 1826; died Jan. 8, 1904; son of Rev. James A. Walkup, Tenn. Methodist Conference; married (1) Mrs. Eliza Jones, 1856; (2) Mary E. Swan, 1858 (7 children).

DAVID S. MOODY born May 19, 1826; married (1) Eleanor Mydgette, Dec. 21, 1848; (2) Caroline Mydgette; died Oct. 26, 1903; had 2 daus. and one son, Rev. J. A. Moody.

OLIVIA (Ollie) CONNELL daughter of Isaac Walton, born May 19, 1806; married William Connell April 1826; died Feb. 6, 1904.

SARAH E. KALTON wife of Thomas E. Kalton, deceased for 24 years; born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Aug. 30, 1826; moved to Texas in 1885; died Jan. 11, 1904; 5 children.

GANAWAY PARKS ADDINGTON, SR. son of Moses H. and Mary Addington, born Anderson Co., Texas, Jan. 18, 1877; married Effie Mae Robertson, Dallas, May 19, 1901; died Dec. 17, 1903; one son, G. P. Addington, Jr.


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March 3, 1904

SALLIE V., nee Dunbar, born June 26, 1842; married R. E. Thomas, Nov. 8, 1860; died Feb. 14, 1904.

Captain B. F. BINKLEY, head of the Nashville Title Company, recording steward of Ela Street Methodist Church for 26 years died Dec. 17, 1903.

FANNIE KATHLEEN SURFACE daughter of Rev. F. D. Surface, born Montgomery Co., Va., Sept. 28, 1884; died Blacksburg, Va., Jan. 3, 1904; joined Methodist Church in 1894.

JOHN ESTES born Mar. 2, 1837; died Robertson Co., Tenn., Dec. 30, 1903.


March 10, 1904

Notice given that pictures of all BISHOPS of the Methodist Episcopal Church, had appeared recently in the NORTHWESTERN CHURCH ADVOCATE.

Reverend WILLIAM TGGARD MELOG, DD, Presbyterian, died Chicago, Ill., Feb. 20, 1904 in the 67th year of his age.

H. T. WARTMANN, Citra, Fla., died February 27, 1904; native of Virginia.

Miss ELIZABETH MORGAN born in Wales; came with family to Syracus, New York in childhood; about 1855 she moved south and taught school; most of her teaching was in east Tenn. but she had also taught in Columbia and Nashville, Tennessee; died in Knoxville, Tenn., January 4, 1904.

JOHN HARRISON RUCKER one of seventeen children of Benjamin A. and Mary Rucker, Wilson Co., Tenn.; born Oct. 24, 1846; died Jan. 10, 1904. Confederate veteran.


March 17, 1904

Reverend GEORGE JOHNSTON born Orange Co., N.C., Dec. 2, 182l; died Ripley, Tenn., Feb. 5, 1904; his father died at the age of 35 years leaving a widow with 4 children who moved to Saline Co., Ark. where she died at the age of 86 years; he married (1) Elizabeth Lindsey (died 1878), N.C. (children John Anderson, Mrs. T. H. Graves, Mrs. T. D. Cobb, T. L., Mrs. Ben Hart, George M. and Rev. H. B. Johnston; (2) Mrs. Pauline Smith (died 1884), 1879; a local Methodist preacher; died Feb. 5, 1904.

ANNIE ELIZA HARWELL AYMETT daughter of Rev. Logan Harwell and wife, born Sept. 23, 1848; married John M. Aymett, Jan. 1, 1868; died Jan. l4, 1904; one child, Mrs. Lilly Loyd of Pulaski, Tenn.

MARY MILDRED CLARK TERRY widow of Captain James Terry, died Campbell Co., Va., Feb. 23, 1904 aged 80 years; 4 daus., 10 sons, including Rev. Howson B. Terry, Memphis Methodist Conference and Rev. Henry L. Terry, Red River Texas Methodist Conference.

EMMA PATE wife of Rev. E. E. Pate died Smith Mills, Ky., Feb. 25, 1904; 4 sons.


March 24, 1904

Mrs. B. M. MESSICK died in Louisville, Ky., March 11, 1904

Reverend JOHN W. BIRD, retired, Western N.C. Methodist Conference, died Feb. 29, 1904.

JOHN SQUIRES born Adair Co., Ky., Mar. 12, 1829; moved with parents to Carroll Co., MO in 1841 married Sarah Jane Hensley, 1852; 10 children; veteran of Mexican and civil wars; died Dec. 31, 1903, Jennings, Kansas; husband and father; one child, J. E. Squires, wrote his obituary.

TERESSE ELIZABETH HITT born Scott Co., Ill., Nov. 22, 1879; died recently aged 64 years and 3 months old; married (1) John W. Letton (died 1873); 7 children; (2) Rev. C. C. Mayhew, 1877; died Dec. 25, 1903.


March 31,1904

SARAH ELIZABETH COOKE HAYES born Gloucester Co., Va., Dec. 19, 1835; died Greenville, Ky., Mar. 14, 1904; married Jesse Henry Hayes (died Mar. 29, 1853), Oct. 23, 1834 and soon moved to Breckinridge Co., Ky.; 5 daus., 2 sons. [One, W. C. Hayes, wrote her obituary.]


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Reverend S. A. ELLIS born Mar. 3, 1824; died Potts Camp, Miss., Dec. 8, 1903; entered the Methodist ministry in 1868; transferred to Miss. Methodist Conference in 1875; later retired.

FANNIE HOLDER wife of W. A. Holder born Oct. 8, 1850; died of pneumonia, near Gallatin, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1903; married Feb. 23, 1873; 3 daus., 3 sons survived her. Alice, Frank and Mrs. Edward Moore predeceased her.

MARTHA A. BLAYLOCK, nee Newton, born Weakley Co., Tenn., July 17, 1843; married David Blaylock, Oct. 10, 1865; 5 children; died near Maynard, Ark., February 26, 1904.

GEORGIE COX FERRELL daughter of Thomas and Sarah Rebecca Cox born Bedford Co., Tenn.; died Granbury, Texas, Feb. 3, 1904; married S. B. Ferrell, Aug. 20, 1901; stepmother.

MARGARET A. WHITE born in Ky., June 7, 1826; died Feb. 29, 1904, Pueblo, Colorado in the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George T. Cully.


April 7, 1904

Hon. CHARLES DENBY, formerly U.S. Minister to China, died in Jamestown, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1904; had been helpful to Christian missionaries in China.

Colonel J. W. GANT died in Knoxville, Tenn., March 26, 1904.

ELLA CULLOM BOOTH born Carthage, Tenn., Jan. 9, 1854; daughter of General William and Virginia A. Cullom; educated at Nazareth, Ky.; married Rev. H. L. Booth, Oct. 6, 1873, of the Tennessee Methodist Conference; died Florence, Ala., Jan. 11, 1904; oldest son, Rev. Cullom H. Booth, graduate of Vanderbilt University, lived in Austin, Texas; other son, Leslie and dau., Virginia, a teacher in Florence.

LUCY CARR BEALL daughter of Elias and Emeline Carr born Logan Co., Ky., Jan. 8, 1846; died Russellville, Ky., Feb. 26, 1904; married her cousin, George R. Beall (died 1879), 1868; no children.

ELIZABETH A. MUNSEY born Monroe Co., West Virginia, Jan. 23, 1853; died Saguache, Col., [ ] 28, 1903; married Dr. J. D. Z. Munsey, May 14, 1876; daughter of Thornton and Sarah Munsey Warren; three children, Rev. W. F. P., Ingersoll, Ok.; Grace and Ruth S. Munsey.

THOMAS N. HUGHES born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Oct. 12, 1832; died Dancyville, Tenn., Mar. 4, 1904; moved to Shelby Co., Tenn. in 1854; married Mary P. Gillium, Feb. 12, 1868; later lived in Dancyville for many years. Sons, Allen T., Ark.; Wightman, Fla.


April 14, 1904

JAMES A. McALISTER, member of McKendree Methodist Church, Nashville, since 1833, died April 4, 1904 aged 91 years; had been a resident of that city since 1829; a merchant.

Mrs. MARY CONWELL TEAGUE died on the Vanderbilt University campus, Feb. 25, 1904; a granddaughter of Bishop Soule.

FRANK ADAMS son of Joseph and Sophronia Adams born Union Co., Ala.; died Magnet, Ark., Dec. 24, 1903 aged nearly 37 years old.

ELIZABETH J. WEAVER, nee Parker, born Haywood Co., Tenn., May 24, 1836; died there, Jan. 4, 1904; married J. L. Weaver, Sept. 16, 1852; 10 children, 28 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

MARY ELIZABETH SANDERS wife of Drewry S. Sanders born Simpson Co., Ky., Sept. 11, 1827; died Franklin, Ky., Mar. 5, 1904; daughter of Stephen T. Barnes and wife; married Nov. 16, 1848.

JOHN ANDERSON JOHNSTON born N.C., Aug. 4, 1843 and moved with his parents to Ripley, Tenn. in 1849; son of Rev. George L. Johnston; married M. L. Wilson; 9 children. Steward in Ripley Methodist Church for many years.

THERESSA SMITH daughter of G. E. Smith born Sept. 6, 1884; died Dec. 27, 1903.

MARTHA A. TAYLOR daughter of Dr. Allen and Susan Y. Barbee, born Haywood Co., Tenn., Aug. 30, 1832; died Jan. 15, 1904; married J. L. Taylor (died 1867), July 1851; 5 children.


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LURENDA POWELL HART daughter of J. F. and Mary Brown born in Ala., Mar. 21, 1834; married James A. Hart, May 27, 1856; he died Nov. 1864; died Collierville, Tenn., Aug. 17, 1903; 4 daus., 1 son. Her youngest daughter, MATILDA JAMES HART born Sept. 21, 1862; died near Cordova, Tenn., Feb. 19, 1904.

SALLIE E. SULLIVAN born near Collierville, Tenn., Aug. 31, 1850; married James C. Mewborn, Oct. 16, 1872; 7 children; moved to Kansas City, MO about Dec. 1, 1903 but she died in Feb. 1904.

VIRGINIA IVEY born Logan Co., Ky., Oct. 26, 1826; daughter of Captain David A. and M. Ivey; died Feb. 7, 1904.

MARY A. GURLEY daughter of J. H. and Lou Milford born Oct. 12, 1875; died near Dorsey, Miss., Feb. 27, 1904; married John W. Gurley, Sept. 3, 1892; 4 children.

GEORGE H. PIKE, Winfall, N.C., died Feb. 21, 1904 aged 57 years.


April 21, 1904

MIDDLETON SPICER died in Memphis, Tenn., April 1, 1904; active Methodist layman.

LUCINDA LOVELESS DUNNAVANT born Feb. 18, 1820; died Jan. 18, 1904; married H. E. Dunnavant, Nov. 3, 1840; 5 children.

ELISHA HOUSTON THORNTON died Feb. 23, 1904 aged 75 years; native of Wilson Co., Tenn.; married Harriett Spinks in 1853; 4 daus., one surviving, Mrs. W. T. Davis.

WILLIAM R. BROWDER born Logan Co., Ky., May 26, 1831; died Jan. 24, 1904; married (1) Helen Jones; (2) Mary E. Sydnor; a daughter survived, Mrs. Fannie Bailey (and her dau., Anna Bailey).

SOLOMON A. ARNOLD born Yazoo Co., Miss., Nov. 14, 1829; died Jan. 17, 1904; wife predeceased him and he was survived by two daughters, Fannie and Ora.

SUE E. MOORE daughter of Harvey Minner, born Crittenden Co., Ky., Sept. 11, 1839; married Robert D. Moore, Sept. 28, 1858; 10 children, 6 living: Richard E., Harvey J., Robert C., Mary E., Nannie R. and Sue; died Marion, Ky., August 2, 1903.

Reverend THOMAS JEFFERSON DUNCAN born Montgomery Co., Tenn., May 27, 1839; died Jan. 27, 1904; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1864; among his appointments were Dover, Bethel, Oliver, Pulaski and Columbia.

Prof. B. R. MORRISON born Tishomingo Co., Miss., June 5, 1859; graduate, Emory-Henry College, BA; taught school for years; married Addie Wyatt, Dec. 31, 1891; died Dec. 10, 1903 on his farm near Lone Oak, Texas.

ALICE MONTGOMERY born Wayne Co., Tenn., Dec. 21, 1855; married R. A. Montgomery in 1872; died Centerville, Tenn., Sept. 26, 1903; daughter of Dr. W. E. Whitson; 5 children.

CORA GORMAN, nee Wood, died Nov. 25, 1903 aged 32 years.


April 28, 1904

ROBERT WASHINGTON NANCE son of James F. and Sarah Vance born Jackson Co., Ark., Nov. 10, 1902; died April 8, 1904.

MARY E. SHELLEY daughter of Rev. Absalom and Allie Davis born Clinton Co., Ky., April 12, 1843; married Rev. Lewis S. Shelley (died June 13, 1895), Jan. 27, 1878; she died Albany, Ky., Dec. 24, 1903; stepmother.

NANCY BASS KELLY wife of Rev. W. B. Kelly, born Stewart Co., Tenn., Sept. 3, 1821; married Sept. 24, 1846; 10 children; died March 21, 1904.


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Mrs. J. S. EVANS born Morehouse Parish, La., Nov. 20, 1840; married G. W. Evans, Nov. 12, 1857; died Greenwood, Ark., Feb. 20, 1904; daughter of Rev. Jephthah Hughes; granddaughter of Rev. Ashley Hewitt; 10 children, those surviving were Jepthah H., George S., Mrs. Ella Ellington, Mrs. Lillie Simmons and Mrs. Daisy Duncan.

WINNIE DIGGS born Anson Co., N.C., Aug. 10, 1825; married Captain H. M. Diggs, Feb. 18, 1857; moved from N.C. to Va.; died near Abingdon, Va., Mar. 30, 1904. Daus., Mrs. J. Frank Gray and Mrs. Anne Spencer.

SARAH EMILY HILL wife of Captain A. T. Hill died New Waverly, Texas, Feb. 19, 1904 aged 63 years; 5 daus., 4 sons.

JOHN W. BLANTON born Va., Mar. 16, 1812; died DeSoto Co., Miss., Sept. 13, 1903; lived in Athens, Ala. in youth but moved to Miss. in Dec. 1845; twice married; father of 8 children.


May 5, 1904

Dr. D. R. LEECH, Charlotte, Tenn., died April 23, 1904 aged 69 years; active Methodist layman.

BETTIE LOONEY McCALL, nee Curtis, born Henry Co., Tenn., Dec. 15, 1851; died at her home, The Oaks, 5. 5 miles SW of Paris, Tenn., April 2, 1904; married T. C. McCall, Dec. 15, 1880; 4 children.

ELIZA CAROLINE NICHOLS, nee McCown, born Sevier Co., Tenn., April 22, 1820; married Joshua Nichols, Dec. 22, 1841; died Dec. 6, 1903.

D. W. WAITE died April 1, 1904. "He was a devoted and considerate husband, a kind parent, a charitable neighbor."

EUGENIA McGEHEE, native of Ga., died in Memphis, Tenn., Mar. 27, 1904; had lived there since 1890; had lived formerly at her homeplace, Ivy Cottage, in Panola Co., Miss.


May 12, 1904

THOMAS B. SMITH died Marshall Co., Ala., Mar. 26, 1830; moved to Miss. when young, then to Hardeman Co., Tenn. in 1880 and died there June 30, 1903; married (1) Eliza McCoy, 1851 (two sons, one, Charles, was deceased); (2) Hester McCoy (4 children).

JAMES E. SLOAN born of Irish parents in New Jersey, Nov. 23, 1840; married Ann Batie Allen, Mar. 29, 1866; 9 children; served in the Second Tenn. Inf. Reg., CSA; died April 7, 1904.

FINLEY J. BRADUCK born Morgan Co., Ohio, April 9, 1852; died Feb. 21, 1904; married Alice Summers, Dec. 1881; 4 children.

Sir HENRY MORTON STANLY, famed African explorer, died of pleurisy and heart trouble, May 10, 1904; he wanted to be buried at his homeplace, Furze Hill in Surry, England but because of his celebrity he was to be buried in Westminster Abbey in London. His parentage and birthplace were unknown; had worked himself to an elevated place in society through his natural talents and energy.

Miss MYRTLE PHILLIPS daughter of Mrs. G. W. Tucker born near Brentwood, Tenn., Dec. 27, 1881; died in west Nashville, Tenn., April 17, 1904.

MARIA ELIZABETH ELLIOTT wife of Thomas H. Elliott, Lafayette, Ky., died April 16, 1904; daughter of Dr. D. G. and Elizabeth Tuck; had been married 48 years.

Dr. H. M. ROGERS died Waynesville, N.C., Mar. 13, 1904.

ELMIRA HELEN POWELL born Raleigh, N.C., Aug. 29, 1826; died Nashville, April 14, 1904; married Isaac M. Powell, Sept. 28, 1843; married for 58 years.

BLANCHE BRODIE COLGAN died Louisville, Ky., April 21, 1904 in residence of her father, F. G. Brodie; born July 14, 1877.


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May 26, 1904

MITTIE SOLINGER, nee Deaver, born Giles Co., Tenn., April 23, 1846; died April 6, 1904.

Her sister, DOVIE J. WHITFIELD born near Pulaski, Tenn., April 27, 1850; died Feb. 29, 1904. The Deavers had moved to Ark. in 1861.

ROBERT ALEXANDER WYNN born Benton Co., Ark., Sept. 21, 1864; married Lucy Harwell, LaGrange, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1889; 6 sons; died May 3, 1904.

JOHN CARL LIVINGSTON son of James C. and Julie Sevier Livingston born Feb. 7, 1901; died April 23, 1904.


June 2, 1904

LOUISA RAY CLARK wife of Rev. W. F. Clark, North Texas Methodist Conference, born Augusta, Ga., 1836; daughter of Dr. John Sharp and wife; married Mar. 5, 1855; moved to La.; after the Civil War moved to Ark.; died Feb. 20, 1904.

Reverend COURTLAND PRENTISS SMITH born Boyd Co., Ky., March 1, 1870; oldest child of Rev. Joseph and Virginia William Smith; his paternal ancestors came to American on the Hopewell in 1634; his father moved to West Va. in 1873; he married Frances Griffith, May 9, 1900; one child, Prentiss Lanier Smith; he was a Methodist preacher; died Clarendon, Ark., April 13, 1904; burial in Minden, La.


June 9, 1904

WILLIAM IRA PRICHETT son of Henry and Martha Prichett, Warren Co., MO, born Pittsylvania Co., Va., Dec. 12, 1827 and was named for a maternal uncle, Dr. William Ira Waller; moved to MO in Oct. 1835; married Martha Ann Hubbard, Sept. 18, 185l; died Austin, Texas, Feb. 23, 1904. Children: John Edward and Henry Carr (twins), Ida, wife of Rev. Joshua Harrison; Joseph Lucien; Jessie Lee, wife of Prof. H. W. South; he moved to Texas in 1884. Siblings were Rev. Joseph H. Prichett, MO Conference; Mrs. Julia Williams, Mrs. Martha Ewin and Carr Waller Prichett (who was the oldest of ten children).


June 16, 1904

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. EMMA KIMBROUGH who died April 25, 1904; by a Ladies' Aid Society; undated.

RUTH SMITH born Curry Co., N.C., a granddaughter of Governor Franklin of that state; moved to Miss. in 1849 and in 1851 married Harrison Smith; died Feb. 23, 1904 in residence of her son, Frank Smith.

SUSAN ELIZABETH FINLEY daughter of Rev. J. M. and Nannie Rogers Pirtle, wife of Ref. J. F. G. Finley, born Clarksville, Tenn., Jan. 9, 1860; died Phoeniz, Arizona, Mar. 30, 1904; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Cal.; moved to California in 1885 and married in 1889.


June 23, 1904

Reverend Z. T. GREEN born Sumner Co., Tenn., Dec. 22, 1837; married (1) Elizabeth Parker, 1857 (4 children, Mrs. C. W. Gray surviving); (2) Sophia Bell, 1882 (1 dau., 4 sons) ; served in 40th Inf. Reg., CSA [state not provided]; farmer, licensed as a local Methodist preacher; died recently.

EUGENE R. SKIPWORTH born Jackson Co. [Parish?], La., Nov. 7, 1858; died Eugene, Oregon, May 29, 1904; moved with parents to Oregon in 1874; admitted to the bar in 1881; married Anne Willet, 1882; children, Mary E. and Marvin W.

VIVIAN JEWELL daughter of Rev. S. L. Jewell born Oct. 1900; died April 19, 1904 from burn injuries.

EDWIN HEATH son of T. E. Heath, Grenada, Miss., born Mar. 10, 1897; died Memphis, May 14, 1904.

BERTHA NEBLETT daughter of J. R. and Mattie Neblett born Sept. 10, 1885; died May 13, 1904.


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WESLEY SHARROCK wife of N. J. Howard born Grayson Co., Texas, Feb. 15, 1874; died near Spanish Fort, Texas, May 10, 1904; 6 children.

AUGUSTUS DELMEIR BAILEY son of James A. and Martha Bailey born Robertson Co., Tenn., Aug. 17, 1883; died Nashville, Tenn., June 2, 1904 from surgical complications.

JONATHAN LAFAYETTE WEAVER born Haywood Co., Tenn., Nov. 12, 1832; died April 18, 1904; married Elizabeth Parker, Sept. 16, 1852 who died 3 months and 12 days before he died 10 children.


June 30, 1904

Reverend WILLIAM B. McFARLAND, retired member of SW MO Methodist Conference, died in residence of son, Samuel, Lewiston, Iado, June 8, 1904 "not far from 85 years."

Reverend DANIEL TOOLE born Christianburg, Ky., 1822; moved with parents to Alston, Ill. and then to Andrew Co., MO; he went to Oregon; married Lyda Rockwood, 1851; moved to Bloomington, MO in 1868 where he died May 20, 1904.

MILTON AKIN born Maury Co., Tenn., nearly 70 years ago; married Harriet Groomes, 1852 and moved to Louisville, Ky.; moved to Texas in 1893; died there, in Oak Cliff, Mar. 11, 1904. Son, Rev. F. L. Akin and another son, J. W. Akin. Daus., Mrs. T. F. Edminston and Mrs. J. M. Mosley.


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