GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS FROM REPORTED DEATHS
THE NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 1905-1907

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

JANUARY-JUNE 1907

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January 4, 1907

Photograph and account regarding the demise of Bishop ALEXANDER COKE SMITH, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, who died in Asheville, N.C., Dec. 27, 1906. He was born in S.C., August 16, 1849; elected to the episcopacy in 1902; cause of death, tuberculosis. (Page 1.) A tribute to his memory written by O. P. Fitzgerald appeared on page 19.

ELIZABETH WHITE, nee Snodgrass born Dec. 9, 1856; married Caleb White, Sept. 6, 1877; 2 sons [death date not provided].

Dr. DAVID DAVISON born Breckinridge Co., Ky., Aug. 1, 1818; died Hancock Co., Ky., Dec. 5, 1906; graduate, Cincinnati College of Medicine, May 1839; married twice, the first wife bearing children.

Mrs. F. M. TARVER daughter of Meshack and Frances Turner, born Monroe Co., Ga., Aug. 8, o825; moved with parents near to Auburn, Ala. in 1838; married Dr. H. Tarver, Oct. 26, 1845; died Dec. 9, 1906.

 

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REBECCA H. DAY, nee Williams, born Bedford Co., Tenn., July l3, 18l7; died Sherman, Texas in residence of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Chapin; buried Dec. 4, 1906; married Rev. J. G. Ray (died Oct. 5, 1896), 1836; 3 daus. 6 sons; among the living children were Rev. James H. Ray, Mrs. Chapin, Mrs. Mattie Earles.

 

January 11, 1907

F. E. H. STEGER died in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 3, 1907 in the 97th year of his age; a son mentioned, Captain T. M. Steger.

Rev. JOHN W. HANNER, Tennessee Methodist Conference, died Franklin, Tenn., Jan. 5, 1907; born Lawrence Co., Ala., Feb. 10, 1840; son of Rev. John W. Hanner, DD; admitted to the Tennessee Conference in 1870.

JOHN RUTH, dec. was born in Shelbyville, Tenn. 67 years ago.

JOANNA RACHEL HORTON, nee Yeargin, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 28, 1837; married Henry Hollis Horton, Oct. 1, 1857; died West Harpeth, Tenn., Oct. 21, 1906; a widow more than 25 years. Burial in Franklin, Tenn.

AILEEN CRAFTON daughter of John F. and Leila A. Coppedge; wife of Eugene Crafton, born Stanton, Tenn., Oct. 6, 1883; died Nov. 3, 1906; married January 3, 1906.

SUSAN M. JENKINS wife of Elias Jenkins, born Dorchester Co., Maryland, March 16, 1828; died Aberdeen, Miss., Dec. 1, 1906 in residence of her daughter, Mrs. H. M. Williams.

 

January 18, 1907

Photograph of General ROBERT EDWARD LEE astride his celebrated horse, Traveler, page 1. General Lee was born at Stratford, Westmoreland Co., Va., Jan. 19, 1807; married Mary Custis, granddaughter of Mrs. George Washington; died as president of Washington and Lee University (as now known), Oct. 15, 1870. Tributes to his memory, pages 3-4; 9-11.

A. F. DAVIS died Fayette, MO, Jan. 4, 1901; septic poisoning; mayor of this town; president of Farmers' and Merchants' Bank; for years treasurer of Central College.

Colonel ASA H. BRADFORD born East Feliciana Parish, La., Oct. 26, 1882 [1822]; moved with parents to Brownsville, Tenn. [1825]; one-time president of Brownsville, Ohio and Holly Springs Railroad; married Mary Ellen Wilson, 1846; 3 sons (Miles, Hiram, Alsey F.) and one daughter, Laura. He was colonel of the 31st Tenn. Inf. Reg., CSA; active Methodist layman; died August 6; 1906. [Alsey High Bradford was a son of Hiram and Emily Allen Bradford. Colonel Bradford was a prominent resident of Brownsville, Tenn.; the entry of his family in the 1900 U.S. Census, Haywood Co., Tenn., ED 70, sheet 14:

Data on the census form:
Names, relationships, color, gender, birth date, numerical age, married/single, years married, no. of children women had and how many of them are still living; other data is listed further to the right on the census page, including place of birth.

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COLONEL BRADFORD [Courtesy of Reese Jacocks Moses]

 

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January 18, 1907 continued

Rev. LEWIS WESLEY GRIMES born Mar. 1, 1819; died Nov. 11, 1906; local Methodist preacher; married (1) Harriet Blackwood, Nov. 22, 1841; 12 children; (2) Eliza P. Burnett; 1 child, dec.; burial in Pisgah Cemetery.

PENELOPE BYRD died on Panther Creek in the residence of Riley Byrd, Nov. 2l, 1906 aged 71 years [no more specific geographic location provided].

Rev. J. G. HINSON born Dickson Co., Tenn., May 31, 1835; joined Methodist Church, July 1858; entered Tennessee Methodist Conference in October 1860; died Houston Co., Tenn., Dec. 9, 1906; his wife died early leaving him to rear several children (Alice, Eunice and Tom).

KITTIE ROSS NICHOLS born Wilson Co., Tenn., Nov. 18, 1844; daughter of Samuel N. and Susan Ross; married Rev. Jasper Nichols, Mar. 3, 1838; 9 children; died Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 22, 1906; burial in Wilson Co., Tenn.

MARY ELIZABETH FRAZIER HEFLIN born Granville Co., N.C., Dec. 20, 1828; moved with parents to Tenn. in 1854; married Isaac G. Frazier, Dec. 15, 1857; 4 children; moved with married daughter to MO in March 1904 where she died Nov. 28, 1906; burial in Exeter, MO.

KATHERINE MOORE daughter of A. B. and Lila Wright died Fayetteville, Tenn., Dec. 6, 1906 aged 6 years.

P. A. McFARLAND, nee Dungan, wife of Judge W. I. McFarland, born Madison Co., Tenn., Nov. 2, 1839; died Humboldt, Tenn., Nov. 6, 1906; married Dec. 25, 1856; daughter, Mrs. Mary D. Sharp (granddaughter, Ada Sharp).

Rev. J. A. BRIDGES son of Marian P. and Mary Bridges born Bedford Co., Tenn., Jan. 29, 1853; died Ethridge, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1906; admitted to Tennessee Methodist Conference in 1890; ordained deacon, Oct. 1893; ordained elder, Oct. l896; married Tennie S. Reagor, Jan. 15, 1888. Burial in Cornersville, Tenn.

Photograph of ROBERT BOBBINGTON, Methodist layman, Franklinton, La. who had donated $1000 to the retired preachers' endowment fund.

 

January 25, 1907

Photograph of Rev. J. D. BARBEE, dec.; page 6.

This issue carried historical account of the Methodist Publishing Company, Nashville, Tenn.

JOHN WESLEY HANNER born Courtland, Ala., Feb. 10, 1840; son of Rev. John W. and Elizabeth Henrietta Park Hanner; admitted to Tennessee Methodist Conference in 1870; ordained deacon, 1871; ordained elder, 1873; died Franklin, Tenn., January 4, 1907.

 

February 1, 1907

Photograph of Rev. A. F. WATKINS, field agent of preachers' endowment fund; page 30.

 

February 8, 1907

MUZAFFER-ed-DIN, Shah of Persia, died in Teheran, January 8, 1907 aged 42 years.

SARAH S. MITCHELL died Jan. 26, 1907 in residence of her daughter, Mrs. Beulah Campbell, Iuka, Miss.; widow of Rev. W. B. Mitchell. Four of their sons, James, Robert P., John H. and Walter W. and a grandson, J. B. Mitchell, were Methodist preachers.

JOSIAH FLYNT WILLARD, nephew of Frances E. Willard, reformer, died Chicago, Ill., Jan. 20, 1907; graduate, University of Berlin, 1895; world traveler and wrote popularly about transients.

MARY C. WOODS HARRIS "a woman of quiet, retiring disposition" born Ala., Oct. 13, 1841; moved with parents to La. in 1845 and to Lavaca Co., Texas in 1853; married (1) Dr. John Sutton, 1861, who was killed as a Confederate surgeon; (2) Rev. Buckner Harris, Mar. 18, 1873. Died San Antonio Texas, Oct. 16, 1906. Children, Mrs. John M. Moore, Dr. A. B.; Frank C.

 

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DAVID D. JAMES born near Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 26, 18l9; died near Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Aug. 25, 1906, youngest of 12 children and 7th son; married Angie M. Love (died Nov. 30, 1904 aged 74 years), Dec. 7, 1853; 7 children.

The following article illustrates well the enriched and vivid vocabulary of many old-time blacks; this articulation is sometimes held in contempt, now, both by black and white. It was humorous, one of its strong points, to better educated people, great numbers of whom dearly enjoyed the creative expressions of an illiterate but intelligent folk.

DEATH AND BURIAL OF MAUMA.
BY JAMES T. BACON.

        Mammy is dead and, buried, as I have already narrated.
        In those plantation days the negroes always buried their dead at extreme sunset, or at night by torchlight. They preferred the torchlight. It was a principle with their owners never to interfere with the religious beliefs or ceremonies of the slaves, except now and then when their ceremonies became too wild and "voodooish." They were always allowed to have their own negro preachers, generally aged men, superstitious to the last degree. Would you like to hear one of their sermons? Five or six years after Mammy died, Mauma followed her to the grave. Mauma was a native of Africa, and her name was "Minty Marjuly." Mauma was reputed to have been born with, the "caul over her eyes"---another superstition, by virtue of which she could see spirits, as she expressed it, and "ghoses," and by virtue of which, like the witch of Endor, whom poor old trembling Saul went to consult, she had a "familiar spirit," and could not only foretell future events, but could call up the dead from their graves. Among the many, gross, weird, and absurd superstitions of the old-time negroes, this one about the caul was perhaps the strongest and most powerful. A person reputed to have been born "wid de caul ober de eye" was regarded by the negroes with unbounded awe, reverence, and fear, The person born "wid de caul ober de eye" was invariably a woman, and an aged woman. We never remember hearing of a man born "wid de caul," In those days, as in these, men could see spirits without the aid of the caul.
        But let us get back to Mauma's funeral. On the brow of a thickly wooded hill, a half mile in the rear of the "big house" (the negroes always spoke of the family mansion as "the big house"), was the negro burying ground. Every large plantation had its own negro burying ground. It is a strange and startling fact that ninety-nine out of every hundred of these negro burying grounds throughout the South are now utterly lost to sight and to knowledge; no trace of them exists. In the great day of general resurrection the negroes will rise to be judged in millions of strange and unexpected places. The whites will rise to be judged alike from their organized cemeteries, but the negroes will rise from hundreds of now cultivated fields, and from thousands of wild places in deep, dark valleys and upon everlasting hills. Like that of Moses, the burying places of millions and millions of negroes are not known to-day.
        We stand now around the open grave of Mauma. Unker Isaac-not uncle, but unker-seventy years old, tall and gaunt and grim and gray, is telling the story of the five foolish virgins. Unker Isaac's pet disease was what he called "a cowbunker' on the naik," which means a carbuncle on the neck. For twenty years he had daily dressed and cherished this "cowbunker." In reality, however, he had no "cowbunker" at all. Unker Isaac had no name except Isaac, Mammy had no name except, Rachel, Mauma had no name except Minty Marjuly, the dairy woman had no name except Mirandy, and the driver had no name except Watt. In those days the negroes had no surnames.
        At the time of Mauma's death I was old enough to write well, and I wrote down Unker Isaac's sermon because it not only amused but interested and impressed me: "Now, my bredderin and my sisterin" cried Unker Isaac in tones that might well have aroused Mauma from the dead. "dis here good sister a-layin' here, she warn't no foolish virgin. She ain't bin no sacrimentious nigger; she ain't bin no obstropulous 'oman: she ain't bit no 'oman to forgit her Gawd. She bin born wid de caul ober her eye, and she bin like de witch er Ender. She bin hab her ile ready all de time-and good ile, too! She bin stand on her own bottom all truout life. She ain't a-cryin' out for ile about dis time and a-howlin' and a gnasherin of her teet in outen darkness. You see, dem foolish virgins, dey bin went to sleep; and when dey wake up, dar was de lamps, and de wick was dar and dey bin hab match and dey bin t'ink eberyt'ing was ready to de hand. But 'fore Gawd, all of a suddent dey hear de voice of de bridegroom, and den dey hop up and dey scrimmage and dey scrummage round fer de lamps. But 'fore Gawd dey bin fine out dey hab no ile. Dey bin hab wick and dey bin hab match; but, Jesus Marster, dey ain't bin hab nary drap of ile. Dar was a heap of trouble den, my, bredderin and my sisterin--a heap er trouble den. Dese foolish virgins, dey all run about er-crying and a-screamin and a-rentin' dere garments and a-castin dere pearls before de swine; but it warn't no use, my bredderin and my sisterin, it warn't no use, 'case de bridegroom he was dar. Marse Edmund, he speak in de 'cademy, and he say: 'My kingdom come, my kingdom come, fer a horse!' But in dis here case, my bredderin and my sisterin, it warn't no big t'ing like a horse. It were jess a leetle drap er ile-jess nuff, 'fore Gawd, to make her flicker. But Sister Minty lamp, it bin runnin' ober wid ile-and good ile, too ! And she bin run forward to meet de bridegroom; and she bin hole up her lamp in de bridegroom face, and she bin say: 'I'se ready, my Jesus! I'se ready, my Jesus! I'se ready! I'se ready!' "
        At this juncture an aged negress, a leading sister, took: up the refrain, "I'se ready, my Jesus," and was followed quickly almost frantically by the whole assembly, Unker Isaac's sermon ending in a great, resounding, tumultuous chorus.
        That was Unker Isaac's sermon. The congregation swayed and moaned and groaned, and wept aloud, and the gloomy pines above moaned, also and seemed to weep. I stood there, the only white person among these trembling and weeping negroes ( I was the only white person on the plantation except the old grandmother), and watched them as they lowered Mauma's pine coffin into its last resting place. Never shall I forget that wild, peculiar scene of my early boyhood all those eager, excited black faces with their staring white eyes gazing fearfully in the flashing torchlight; the weird music of their funeral chant; and the moans, lamentations, and strange cries of the whole assembly as the red clay was thrown in upon Mauma, whose lamp had burned so brightly.
        Then Unker Isaac broke out again with redoubled vehemence and cried: "But don't you cry no more, my childern don't you cry no more; but sing, 'How Furrum a Foundation', softly and sweetly as Sister Minty is a-singin' it dis berry minit wid de angels in hebben."
        And I left the scene, the strains of "How Furrum a Foundation" growing fainter and fainter as I came up under the old grape arbor and entered the back piazza of the big house.

 

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February 8, 1907 continued

VIRGINIA CALLIE MORRIS born Wayne Co., Tenn., Sept. 13, 1847; died Jan. 5, 1907; married (1) Charles Morehead (died Oct. 27, 1884), Dec. 29, 1871; (2) Henry Morris, Jan. 5, 1886; mother and stepmother.

FRANCIS MARK DAVIS born Robertson Co., N.C., May 24, 1829; died Trinity, Ala., Nov. 27, 1906; moved to north Alabama in 1849; graduate, LaGrange College, A. M., June 1852; married Celia oldest daughter of Colonel James Fennell; 7 children.

 

February 15, 1907

Rev. J. P. DE PASS, Florida Methodist Conference, died Miami, Florida, Jan. 29, 1907; cerebral hemorrhage; member of this conference for forty years.

Article by Reverend E. B. CHAPPELL, "The Religious Education Association," pages 18-19. Chappell was a frequent writer/contributor to the ADVOCATE during this period, a prominent Methodist clergyman and editor of the Sunday School literature. [Edwin Barfield Chappell, 1853-1936, was a native of Perry Co., Tenn., son of William B. and Elizabeth Chappell; graduate, Vanderbilt University, 1879; pastored churches in Texas, MO and Tenn. He was Sunday School editor of the church, 1906-1930. ]

ELLA FAYETTE WINSTON GRANBERY daughter of Dr. Fayette and Martha (Dix) Winston who moved from Va. to MO where she was born, in Franklin, May 24, 1837 (had an older sister, Lucy); her father died in a steamboat fire; her mother returned with two daughters to Va. where she taught school in Goochland County; daughters graduated from Buckingham Female Institute; Ella taught school there and married J. C. Granbery, Nov. 17, 1862; followed her husband in his educational roles. She died from a stroke, Nov. 1, 1906. Surviving children were Rev. J. C., Jr.; Winston Henry.

PAULINA C. STAVELY died Mar. 11, 1905 in the 74th year of her age; one daughter was the wife of Rev. G. H. Largent; among her grandchildren were James R. Largent, born Dec. 4, 1876; died Oct. 16, 1897; H. L. Stavely, born Feb. 7, 1897; died Sept. 7, 1904; Effie D. Stavely, born June 7, 1884; died Mar. 17, 1906.

MATTIE WILSON died Dec. 14, 1906; spent many years as a widow.

S. A. EPPERSON died "a short time" ago, Williamson Co., Tenn.; married (1) Miss Henry; (2) Mrs. Ray. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.

 

February 22, 1907

Photograph of Dr. JOSIAH STRONG, secretary of the Evangelical Alliance of New York; page 15. He was born Jan. 19, 1847; graduate, Western Reserve College, 1869; a Congregationalist.

 

March 1, 1907

Rev. J. M. BOLAND, DD, born Ala., July l2, 1835; died North Point Pleasant, W. Va., Feb. 3, 1907; his library was presented to Vanderbilt University.

AMANDA E. HARRISON wife of Rev. J. E. Harrison and sister of Rev. J. W. Register, died Dickson Co., Tenn., Feb. 4, 1907 in her 67th year of life; 3 daus., 6 sons.

H. D. FEATHERSTONE born N.C., 184 years ago and moved with family to Tenn. when 5 years old; died Greenville, Ala., Feb. 9, 1907.

PHOEBE J. RONEY, nee Booth, born Aug. 24, 1834; died Feb. 13, 1907; married James Roney, Oct. 14, 1852; 5 children: B. H., merchant; James; Mrs. R. L. Lovell; Mrs. N. G. Griffin; Miss Minnie. Fountain Head, Tennessee.

 

March 8, 1907

Photograph of Rev. THOMAS STRINGFIELD, first editor of the NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE; page 1.

This issue carried photographs of all agents, through E. E. HOSS, of the ADVOCATE and of Bishop O. P. FITZGERALD, editor of the ADVOCATE, 1878-1890.

 

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The Christian Advocate.

        This special number of the ADVOCATE, for which we have gathered up all the available pictures of the men who have been its editors, has occasioned some examination of the early history of the paper. Our readers will perhaps be interested in a summary of that history,
        In the year 1833, encouraged thereto--as they announce in their opening number-by the leading laymen and preachers of Nashville and vicinity, Rev. Lewis Garrett and Rev. John Newland Maffit began to issue "The Western Methodist." The enterprise was purely a private one, though the paper was designed, as the name indicates, to stand in a close and special relation to the Methodist Church. After some months the attention of the Tennessee Conference was drawn to the enterprise, and a committee presented for the approval of the Conference an elaborate report on the subject of adopting the paper officially. This document, which authorized the preachers to act as agents in securing subscribers but expressly provided that the Conference assume no financial responsibility of any kind, was adopted.
          The General Conference of 1836 decided to establish in Nashville an official paper to be called "The Southwestern Christian Advocate." (The Western Christian Advocate had already been begun at Cincinnati.) Rev. Thomas Stringfield was made editor of the new Advocate. Messrs. Garrett and Maffit had found the "Western Methodist" a bad investment financially, and were very glad to sell its subscription list and good will to the Publishing Agents of the Church. From that time to the present the ADVOCATE has been under the care of the General Conference.
        Rev. Thomas Stringfield was assisted the latter part of his quadrennium by the Rev. John W. Hanner, of the Tennessee Conference. Mr. Stringfield was a member of the Holston Conference, and was glad to give up the onerous labor which fell to him as both editor and publisher at the end of one quadrennium. The General Conference of 1840 elected to take his place the Rev. John B. McFerrin, of the Tennessee Conference, who then began the long and honorable connection with the publishing interests of his Church which, with brief interruptions, continued to the time of his death, more than forty years afterwards.
        His term as editor of the ADVOCATE was longer than has been that of any of his successors, lasting till 1858. During these eighteen years he had at different times as assistants Rev. Moses Henkle, Rev. C. B. Parsons, and perhaps others. In 1858 Rev. Holland N. McTveire-at the time editor of the New Orleans Christian Advocate-was elected to take the place of Dr. McFerrin, who became Publishing Agent. Dr. McTyeire's term continued for eight years, though during a part of that time the publication of the paper was interrupted by the war. In 1866 he was elected one of the bishops of his Church, and Dr. Thomas O. Summers was made editor in his place. He served twelve years, giving place in 1878 to Dr. O. P. Fitzgerald, who also served twelve years and was then elected to the episcopacy. In 1890 Dr. E. E. Hoss began his editorial labors, which, like those of his two immediate predecessors, covered a period of twelve years.

 

Photograph and sketch of/about Rev. JOHN H. NICHOLS born Sept. 23, 1840 in now-Putnam Co., Tenn.; son of David H. and Betsy Nichols; faithful preacher in Tennessee Methodist Conference, now retired; page 32.

Page 12. Photographs of Methodist churchmen, contributors of articles appearing in this issue, their pictures identified numerically:
1. G. B. WINSTON
2. D. W. BATSON
3. JOHN W. BOSWELL
4. JOHN M. MOORE
5. JAMES A. BURROW
6. S. M. GODBEY
7. JAMES A. ANDERSON
8. H. M. BLAIR
9. GROSS ALEXANDER
10. W. E. VAUGHAN
11. JAMES CANNON, JR.
12. H. C. MILLER

Page 13. DITTO:
1. P. R. EAGLEBARGER
2. S. A. NETTLES
3. FREDERICK SASCO
4. G. C. RANKIN
5. E. B. CHAPPELL
6. C. C. WOODS
7. W. C. LOVETT
8. H. M. DUBOSE
9. W. B. PALMORE
10. M. J. COFER
11. THOMAS N. IVEY
12. J. S. CHADWICK
13. F. S. PARKER

 

March 15, 1907

Photograph of 77 members of the Bible Class of Vanderbilt University, each identified by an assigned number; page 1.

Photograph and sketch of/about Rev. WILLIAM R. GARDNER, born Robertson Co., Tenn., October 12, 1828; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in October 1857; a retired preacher who labored in several conferences.

 

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March 22, 1907

SUSAN R. FRAZIER widow of Robert Frazier, born Giles Co., Tenn., Jan. 7, 1831; died Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 22, l906. Five children.

NOEL DAVID BURNETT born Iredell Co., N.C., Feb. 4, 1849; moved with parents to Fayette Co., Tenn.; married Sarah E. Morton, Jan. 17, 1878; 8 children, all living except for Jesse who died about 6 years ago. He died of cancer, Jan. 22, 1907; burial at Jones' Chapel.

L. H. MONTGOMERY born Summerfield, Ala., May 26, 1848; died West Green, Ala., Dec. 30, 1906; married Anna John, Selma, Ala., Oct. 22, 1872; 3 daus., 3 sons. Merchant.

ADLAI BURREL BIFFLE son of William and Frances Biffle born Maury Co., Tenn., Nov. 11, 1834; died Nov. 12, 1906; married Sallie Shelton, Wayne Co., Tenn., Jan. 3, 1860; one son, dec. He was captain in the 9th Tenn. Inf. Reg., CSA.

GEORGE BURTON WHEELER born Wythe Co., Va., Dec. 2, 1877; died near Morristown, Tenn., Feb. 12, 1907; married daughter of Charles Ninny. Russellville, Tenn.

JULIA FRANCES JONES wife of Adolphus G. Jones, Cary, N.C., born July 7, 1831; died Jan. 28, 1907.

 

March 29, 1907

MARGARET GREGORY, nee Robinson, born Tishomingo Co., Miss., March 31, l837; married W. W. Gregory, July 29, l873; moved to Lone Oak, Ark. in 1900; died Ft. Chadbourne, Texas, Jan. 29, 1907.

VIRGINIA RATHER MEGGINSON born June 1, l837; died Dec. 6, 1906; reared in Holly Springs, Miss.; graduate, Franklin Female College; married Henry Parsons Megginson, Dec. 1, 1857; 7 children.

THOMAS W. CROWDER died Burnsville, Tenn., Feb. 18, 1907 aged 64 years; Confederate veteran; active Methodist layman; wife had predeceased him.

In an "ad" for Epworth Piano firm, Chicago, Ill., there is a photograph of J. W. WILLIAMS, founder; ditto, H. B. WILLIAMS, sales manager; ditto, CARL S. WILLIAMS, mgf. manager; ditto, E. O. EXCELL, publisher, Sunday School music; ditto, CHARLES H. GARLAND, composer, "Glory Song"; ditto, Rev. H. M. DUBOSE of the Epworth League; page 32.

 

April 5, 1907

Bishop JOHN COWPER GRANBERY born Norfolk, Va., Dec. 5, 1829; graduate, Randolph-Macon College, 1848; long-time Methodist preacher; elected bishop in Methodist Episcopal Church, South in l882; died Ashland, Va., April 1, 1907. [Photograph of him, page 1, April 12, 1907 issue]

SUE A. MORRISON widow of Rev. Dr. A. A. Morrison, once president of Central College, died Mar. 18, 1907 aged 80 years; burial beside husband in Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.

R. K. BROWN died Canton, MO, Mar. 27, 1907 aged 74 years.

Rev. JOHN BROOKS, Western N.C. Conference, died Wilson, N.C., Mar. 25, 1907; pneumonia.

Rev. J. H. BOYD, Baltimore Conference, died March 27, 1907.

 

April 12, 1907

Photograph of/about Dr. PAUL WHITEHEAD born Sept. 13, 1830; died April 3, 1907; secretary of the Virginia Conference since l860; had attended most church general conferences since 1866; musician, hymnologist, botanist and scholar; pages 18-19.

Photograph of/about Bishop JAMES N. FITZGERALD who died in Hongkong, China, April 4, 1907; born in New Jersey, 1837; elected bishop in Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1888; his mother, Ossee Matilda Fitzgerald died recently aged 92 years; page 19.

BESSIE TRAVIS GUTHRIE third daughter of Henry C. and Laura S. Guthrie born Davidson Co., Tenn., May 17, 1888; died Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 5, 1907.

MARGARET ELIZABETH BROWN wife of Stanley E. Brown born Louisville, Ky., July 17, 1851; died Oct. 17, 1906; wife and mother.

 

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Judge JOHN W. FLOYD born Smith Co., Tenn., May 19, 1827; died Bentonville, Ark., Feb. 24, 1907; married Eliza J. Snodgrass, Sept. 23, 1854; 7 children; Confederate veteran; moved to Bentonville in 1869.

SALLIE WRIGHT PRINE youngest daughter of Rev. W. W. and Alice Prine born Larne Co., Ky., Feb. 21, 1890; died McLean Co., Ky., Feb. 12, 1907.

Miss MABEL SHERMAN BROWN daughter of Stanley E. and Margaret E. Brown born Mar. 14, 1884; died May 25, 1906 (both events in Louisville, Ky.)

SARAH PAGE BAYLESS daughter of Rev. Gabriel F. and Matilda Page born southwest Virginia, Aug. 31, 1840; married Reuben Moon Bayless, Dec. 1879; died Nov. 27, 1906; no children.

JOHN ALBERT SPAIN son of John Hartwell and Mary Rains Spain, grandson of Rev. John Spain; born Nashville, Tenn., May 6, 1848; married Clara K. Corbett; died Nashville, Mar. 21, 1907; 1 dau., Helen K. Spain.

ROBERT W. HARALSON born Haywood Co., Tenn., Aug. 20, 1845; died Dec. 21, 1906; married Sarah Barcroft, Dec. 15, 1870.

Mrs. PAULINE M. WARD born Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 10, 1832; died in same city, Dec. 19, 1906.

Dr. ROBERT KING BROWN son of Barton B. and Elizabeth Brown born near Tuscumbia, Ala., April 27, 1835; admitted to Tennessee Methodist Conference, Oct. 1859; now retired, he had labored long as a Methodist preacher.

 

April 19, 1907

Rev. PAUL WHITEHEAD born Nelson Co., Va., Sept. 13, 1830; licensed to practice law but chose instead the Methodist ministry; licensed as such August 1853; ordained deacon, 1855; in 1856 his parents and twin brother died; married Virgilia Timberlake, Albemarle Co., Va., Dec. 8, 1859; 8 years president of Wesleyan Female College, N.C.; opened a college for young ladies in Farmville, Va. in 1873; retired there, 1881 and for rest of his life served as a presiding elder in several districts in the Virginia Conference; trustee of Randolph- Macon College; died Richmond, Va., April 3, 1907; burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va.

 

April 26, 1907

In 1834 exhausted with excessive labor, the first apostle to China died at Canton and was laid to rest in the cemetery at Macao. On his modest tomb is this simple inscription:

Sacred to the memory of
ROBERT MORRISON, D.D.
The First Protestant Missionary
To China
Where after a service of twenty-seven years cheerfully
spent in extending the kingdom of the blessed Re-
deemer, during which period he compiled
and published
A Dictionary of the Chinese language,
founded the Anglo-Chinese College at Malacca,
and for several years labored alone on a Chinese version of
The Holy Scriptures,
which he was spared to see completed and widely circulated
among those for whom it was destined,
he sweetly slept in Jesus.
He was born at Morpeth, Northumberland,
January 5, 1782; was sent to China by the London Missionary
Society in 1807;
was for twenty-five years Chinese translator in the employ of
The East India Company;
and died at Canton August 1, 1834.

 

Rev. G. T. SULLIVAN, Paris, Tenn., had issued, a pamphlet about the life of his itinerant-preacher-father, Rev. NATHAN SULLIVAN, born Sept. 16, 1811 near Franklin, Tenn.; died June 14, 1879.

L. N. DANTZLER born Green Co., Miss., Dec. 31, 1833; died Moss Point, Miss., Dec. 11, 1906; married Miss Griffin, Nov. 18, 1857; 3 daus., 4 sons; served in the 21st Ala. Inf. Reg. CSA (wounded at Shiloh April 1862). Formerly merchant in Mobile, Ala., after Civil War had a prosperous lumber business at Moss Point.

AMANDA OWEN daughter of John and Susan Hardy, one of fifteen children; born no. Ala., May 22, 1817; married and had 4 daus., 2 sons.

Mrs. M. E. MURCHINSON born May 18 1838; died Mar. 17, 1907; "happily married three times."

 

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NANNIE BULLOCK daughter of Colonel Charles Bullock of Dalark, Ark.; died Prescott City, March 13, 1907.

W. S. FLOYD born Rutherford Co., Tenn., April 18, 1825; died Kenton, Tenn., Oct. 3, 1906; last of 6 children of Richard and Lucile Floyd; married (1) Elizabeth Woosley, 1846; (2) Mary Watts, 1869; Confederate veteran.

 

May 3, 1907

Rev. JAMES O. ANDREW, DD, Alabama Methodist Conference, son of Bishop James O. Andrew, died Gadsden, Ala., April 28, 1907 in the 66th year of his age.

Photograph and sketch of/about Professor WILLIAM ALEXANDER WEBB recently elected to presidency of Central College, Fayette, MO; born Durham, N.C., July 30, 1867; son of Rev. Richard Stanford Webb, Western N.C. Conference and brother of Professors W. R. and John M. Webb of the Webb School, Bellbuckle, Tenn.; graduate, Vanderbilt University, 1881; studied 2 years in University of Leipzig; married Mary Clary, Jan. 31, 1899; 3 children; page 19.

E. A. FARLEY born Madison Co., Ala., June 25, 1842; married Clara Elizabeth Wert; 2 daus., 6 sons Birmingham, Ala. [death date not provided].

CAROLINE T. YOUNG born in Ga., Dec. 8, 1819; died San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 13, 1907; married Rev. T. R. Young, Dec. 25, 1844; 8 children.

 

May 10, 1907

MARY WELBURN widow of Rev. Drummond Welburn, Kentucky Methodist Conference, died Orlando, Fla., May 5, 1907 in the 85th year of her age.

HENRY MARTIN HOBBIE, wealthy resident of Montgomery, Ala., died there, October 1906.

PAUL A. LLOYD fifth son of Dr. W. F. Lloyd died Kenna, New Mexico, April 12, 1907 in the 19th year of his age; tuberculosis.

 

May 17, 1907

Photograph and sketch of/about Rev. E. M. CROWE born Allen Co., Ky., Oct. 15, 1829; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, July 29, 1855; labored in the Louisville Methodist Conference for many years; now retired.

 

May 24, 1907

CHARLES LOUIS STORY born Dixon, Calif., April 7, 1878; died Palo Alto, California, Mar. 24, 1907; graduate; Pacific Methodist college, 1897; "given" B. A., Leland Stanford University, 1899 and the M. A. by same institution in 1900; had taught and traveled until his death, March 24, 1907.

Rev. DONACIANO PAZ son of Francisco and Guadalupe Alfaro Paz of Chuvincio, Michoacan, Mexico; abandoned Catholicism and joined Methodist church and licensed in that church to preach; ordained deacon, 1885; ordained elder, 1887; died April 2, 1907; surviving were his widow and daughters, Amanda and Emily.

 

May 31, 1907

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF BISHOP ROBERT PAINE.
BY W. THOMAS CARDEN

        For many years Esquire James Paine, the honored father of Bishop Robert Paine, bore a conspicuous part in affairs generally, especially religiously and materially, in Giles County, Tenn. He was an influential citizen, a loyal Methodist, and a splendid business man. He acquired considerable property, and was a devout, charitable, affable Christian gentleman. His house was noted as a stopping place for Methodist preachers. His ancestors were of English-Welsh descent, having emigrated from Normandy with William the Conqueror in the eleventh century. Two of the Paine ancestry were knighted for bravery on the field of battle. In 1699 James Paine, M/ D. (who had been educated in London, where he practiced his profession), grandfather of James Paine, the father of Robert Paine, came to the United States and settled in Massachusetts. After a short residence in New England, Dr. Paine moved South and settled in North Carolina, near the town of Oxford. In 1814 James Paine, the grandson, removed to Giles County, Tenn., near the present site of Pisgah, because he believed that a new country afforded more promise for his large and growing family than the older settlements. It is pretty well established that he was a justice of the peace in North Carolina, and he served in that capacity in Giles County. As a member of the County Court he used

 

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that diplomacy and statecraft which effected a stable local government second to none in the State of Tennessee; and the foresightedness and wisdom of Justice Paine is evinced in the history of Giles County even unto this day. Esquire Paine's chirography was beautiful, and documents which he wrote are now held as models in penmanship and neatness in the records of the court. His farm near Pisgah was called "Cherry Flat," and is now known by that name. Near the house, under some cedar trees, is the old Paine burying ground, where James Paine and most of his family are interred. The slabs that mark the graves, though hoary with age, are well preserved, being old-fashioned sandstone. The inscription upon the tombstone of James Paine reads: "In Memory of James Paine; born in Person County, N.C., March 18, 1776; Died 19th August, 1840, in Full Assurance of Eternal Life, Through Jesus Christ. Integrity and Consistency of Character were Blended in Him, Combined with Piety and Usefulness."
        James Paine helped build Bethesda Methodist Church, and was a regular camper at the old Pisgah Camp Meeting. At these meetings he often entertained a hundred, and his tent was one of the largest on the grounds. He generally spent over one hundred dollars in providing for the tent, besides caring for the guests at his home. He was twice married, but only the given names of his wives are inscribed on the tombstone. His first wife was named Mary A. Paine. She died November 10, 1815, aged thirty-three years, eleven months, and eleven days. His second wife was named Elizabeth; who was born February 8, 1791; and died July 18, 1834. Martha W., daughter of James and Mary A. Paine, is buried with her parents. She was born May 29, 1807. She was married to W. W. Rivers January 12, 1831. Her husband, William W. Rivers, was born November 22, 1803; and died April 2, 1836. He is buried by her side. She married Thomas E. Abernathy on June 7, 1838. Her death occurred on June 22, 1891. Several of her descendants live at present in Giles County. Mary W., daughter of James and Mary A. Paine, was born September 26, 1825; and died in November, 1827. Elizabeth M., daughter of James and Mary Paine and consort of William R Brown, was born June 26, 1802; and died August 10, 1826. Rowena, another daughter, married Col. Robert Dickson. She was born December 29, 1810; and died July 19, 1855. Colonel Dickson is buried by her. He was born January 10, 1810; and died November 9, 1873. Colonel Dickson was a prominent planter of near Pulaski. John H., son of James and Elizabeth Paine, was born May 26, 1832; and died October 27, 1832. Elizabeth A., daughter of the above couple, was born August 5, 1829; and died December 8, 1829. Elizabeth Mary, another daughter, died February 24, 1835; aged seven months and twenty-one days. It is noted that three children are named Elizabeth, but they died young. Lucius Paine was born October 5, 1826; and died January 14, 1827. Erasmus S. Paine was born May 1, 1821; and died January 7, 1822. Erskine F. Paine was born January 14, 1820; and died August 4, 1828. Caroline C. Paine was born November 3, 1822; and died October 5, 1826. Several of Esquire Paine's children, as above stated, died in infancy. There was a son named James Milton Paine, and another named Junius. I have no record of Junius. Milton Paine married Maria D. Abernathy, and they moved to West Tennessee. He died during the Civil War. Another son, Thomas G. Paine, was a local Methodist preacher. He went to Texas. The most talented child of James Paine was Robert. If there were other children, I have not learned of them. Esquire Paine's children were honorable and respectable.
        Robert Paine, son of James and Mary A. Paine, was born in Person County, N.C., November 12, 1799; and came to Giles County, Tenn., with his parents in 1814. He secured the best education the neighborhood schools could bestow. Possessing a remarkably precocious mind, by diligence and application he attained a polish and refinement rarely accomplished by one under similar limitations. The late W. P. Harrison, a scholar of wide repute, said among other things, in speaking of him: "Among those men who became the chief factors in the sum of intellectual progress in the nineteenth century, no name stands higher than Robert Paine." He attended a private school near Culleoka, Tenn., and boarded with a Dr. Rutledge, who was a pious physician. Some of Paine's classmates procured some of Voltaire's works on infidelity, and Paine began reading one of the volumes and was soon deeply absorbed in its contents. The sophistry and well-deducted, though pernicious, reasoning of the book appealed to his imagination and tender mind. Dr. Rutledge, in passing through the room one day, saw Paine reading the nefarious writings and, without saying a word, he took the book from Paine's hands and laid it upon the coals. Bishop Paine often spoke of this incident, and was ever grateful that he was never permitted to finish the book. He taught school at Bethany (now Bryson), in Giles County.
        In 1817 he was converted at the camp meeting held at Pisgah under a large poplar tree on the west side of the hill, and joined the Methodist Church. Some, however, say that he was converted at a cottage prayer meeting held in the neighborhood. Rev. Thomas L. Douglass was the presiding elder of the Nashville District at that time, and was present at this camp meeting. Paine's conversion was under his ministry. Douglass later introduced Paine into the ministry, evidently noting "the diamond in the rough" of this young convert. Paine's conversion was bright, and his call to preach was clear. At Franklin, in 1817 (October 30 to November 8), he attended the Tennessee Annual Conference and became the colleague of Miles Harper, with T. L. Douglass presiding elder. He was timid and felt the cross so heavy that he was sorely tempted to quit. However, perseverance and consecration bore him up, and he was tided over the treacherous shoals. October 1, 1818, he was admitted on trial into the Tennessee Conference at Nashville, Bishops McKendree and George presiding. It was then and there his acquaintance began with Bishop McKendree, which ripened into a brotherly fellowship or more fitly expressed as a father and son or St. Paul and Timothy.
        There were nineteen in the class with Robert Paine-to wit: Joshua Boucher, Jr., John Brooks, Samuel B. Harwell, Obadiah Freeman, Samuel D. Sansom, Anchil Richardson, Hartwell H. Brown, Sterling C. Brown, George Locke, Thomas Maddin, Robert Hooper, Daniel Adams, Abraham Still, Lewis S. Marshall, George Brown, and a Mr. Kesterson. I do not learn the names of the other two. Several of this class became distinguished. S. B. Harwell, H. H. Brown, S. C. Brown, and Robert Paine came from the Pisgah section. Some of the class afterwards rode the Richland Circuit. Robert Paine's first charge was Flint River work, Tennessee District, under Thomas D. Porter, presiding elder. In 1819 he was sent to Tuscaloosa, in the Tennessee River District, under the same presiding elder. The country about Tuscaloosa was a wilderness at that time, and Paine was a missionary. He was sent to Murfreesboro and Shelbyville in 1820-21. In 1822 he was at Franklin and Lebanon. In 1823 he succeeded Lewis Garrett on the Forked Deer District.

 

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        He was preacher, in charge of Nashville Town in 1824 and 1825. In 1824 he was Assistant Secretary of the Conference. He was a member of every General Conference from 1824 to 1844, at which session the Church was provisionally divided. In March, 1824, he rode to Baltimore, the seat of the General Conference, in company with Bishop McKendree (who traveled in a barouche, owing to his frail health), Thomas L. Douglass and wife, and a servant named Aaron. They went up the Cumberland River, recrossed the stream at the mouth of Caney Fork, where Carthage, the county seat of Smith County, is now located, and struck an old trail for the Cumberland Mountains. They crossed over the mountains, crossed Clinch River, proceeded through Knoxville to Strawberry Plains, and near Jonesboro encountered the Alleghany Mountains, which they crossed, and passed over the Yadkin River to Wilkesboro, N.C., to Huntsville; on to Salem, old Guilford C. H., and to Petersburg, finally reaching Baltimore April 28. In 1826-29 Robert Paine was the presiding elder of the Nashville District. This was his last pastoral work.
        In 1829 he was appointed superintendent of a college and lived at Tuscumbia, Ala. La Grange College, of which he was President seventeen years, was in Franklin County, Ala. When he took charge, it was a young school with no endowment. Under Paine's skillful management it soon became a very popular educational institution, and many claim it as their Alma Mater; and it prospered until it burned during the Civil War. In the General Conference of 1844 he was chairman of the committee who reported the Plan of Separation. He transferred to the Louisville Conference in 1845.
        The General Conference of 1846 met in May of that year at Petersburg, Va. It was the first quadrennial session of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and attracted widespread attention. William Capers, D.D., and Robert Paine, D.D.; were elected to the episcopacy. Several years prior to his election as bishop the degree of Doctor of Divinity had been conferred upon him, but it is not learned by what college. He was ordained bishop by Bishops Soule and Andrew.
        At La Grange he was assisted in the college work by Professors Simmes, Ellison, of South Carolina, Tutwiler and Barbour, of Virginia, and Elliott, a graduate of Augusta College. He was succeeded by Dr. Wadsworth and Professor Hardy. The :General Conference held at Columbus, Ga., in May, 1854, requested Bishop Paine to write the life of Bishop William McKendree. Bishop Paine was intimately associated with Bishop McKendree for many years. He traveled thousands of miles with him, frequently heard him preach, assisted him in the preparation of his addresses to the General and Annual Conferences and other important papers; in fact, he was McKendree's traveling companion and amanuensis for several months at a time. Paine was familiar with McKendree's views of the constitution and polity of the Methodist Episcopal Church and gave them his cordial indorsement. He was, though comparatively young, the particular friend of the Bishop, and entertained for him a most devoted affection and veneration, and cherished for his memory the most profound regard as a son in the gospel. By short stages these two passed through Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, over several battlefields of the Revolution, visiting the vicinity of Mount Vernon, talking occasionally about McKendree's recollections of Washington and the War of Independence, sitting together in Washington's family pew, which had the initials of his name still upon the door. Therefore the compilation of the life and works of the saintly pioneer Bishop could not have been committed into more capable hands; and the biography attests Paine's faithful discharge of duty and love in one of the most succinct, clearly depicted, carefully delineated, simple but tersely written biographies ever penned. In 1828, while Paine was presiding elder of the Nashville District, Bishop McKendree preached for him September 7 at eleven o'clock, at Douglass's Camp Meeting, to six thousand people. That year he visited Pisgah with Robert Paine, and spent a few days with Esquire James Paine. In 1829 Paine presided at the sessions of the Tennessee Conference held at Huntsville, Ala., until Bishop R. R. Roberts arrived. Bishop Roberts also visited Paine's father, with the son. At the session held at Pulaski November 6, 1833, Bishop McKendree was too feeble to attend to his duties. T. L. Douglass presided, and Lewis Garrett and Robert 'Paine did the cabinet work. In 1847, 1848, 1851, 1854, 1867, and 1869 Bishop Paine wielded the gavel over the deliberations of the Tennessee Conference. Bishop Paine was distinctively a Tennessee Bishop, and was highly esteemed as a favorite son among Methodists.
        The noted Philip Bruce, after he became superannuated, came to Giles County, and died and is buried there. He baptized, married, and buried several of James Paine's family. Bishop Paine wrote that he knew him well, and revered and loved him greatly.
        In appearance Bishop Paine was a splendid-looking man robust, stalwart, with a patrician face and a Roman senator-like head. He had all the courtly graces of a Christian knight. None knew better than he how to wield the sword of the Spirit in defense of his most holy faith. The whole congregation moved as one at his preaching. The greatest effort of his life was the funeral sermon of Rev. Lorenzo D. Overall, by request of the dead preacher, at Lebanon, November, 1854, before the Conference body, from the text: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ." His entire ministry was signalized with wonderful results, and his preaching was pregnant with unction from on high. In the fall of 1846 Bishop Paine moved to Aberdeen, Miss., where he lived until October 19, 1882, when he died. For some time before his death he was the senior living bishop of the Southern Methodist Church. His wife died at Aberdeen January 3, 1904. The following children at the Bishop's death survived him: Mrs. J. H. Scruggs, Mrs. S. F. Hamilton, Dr. William M. Paine, and George C, Paine, attorney and counselor at law.
Pulaski, Tenn.

 

June 7, 1907

JOHN H. ROGERS born Giles Co., Tenn., Mar. 9, 1854 married Adelia Boisseau Abernathy, Jan. 17, 1893; 3 daus., 1 son; died near Buford, Tenn., August 13, 1907.

 

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Major FELIX G. BUCHANAN born Mar. 23, 1838; died March 16, 1907; youngest son of Andrew and Methia Buchanan, pioneers of Lincoln Co., Tenn., the father having come there to settle on land granted his father, Matthew Buchanan, for Revolutionary War service. Major Buchanan lived on this place, near Fayetteville, Tenn. until shortly before he died; married Kate McClellan, Athens, Ala., May 19, 1847; 2 daus., 3 sons; served in the 1st Tenn. Inf. Reg., CSA; burial in Rose Rill Cemetery.

ELENORA BELKNAP WOOLLARD born Tuscumbia, Ala., Mar. 4, 1828; died Senatobia, Miss., Feb. 11, 1901; married George B. Woollard (died 1876), in Ala., 1847; moved to DeSoto Co., Miss. and in 1858 located in Senatobia; 7 children, of whom: Rev. W. W., present mayor of Senatobia; P. B. and Miss Snowdy.

J. T. DICKERSON born April 7, 1822; married Martha A. Thomas, Oct. 26, 1848; died Mar. 23, 1907.

FREDERICK BERNARD HUNTER son of Dr. R. H. and Bernice Hunter born in Texas, Mar. 5, 1906; died April 17, 1907.

ROBERT NEELLY son of John and Cynthie Neelly, born near College Grove, Tenn., June 24, 1886; died Oct. 25, 1906.

MARY ALEXANDER wife of W. P. Alexander, formerly of McKenzie, Tenn., now of Vernon, Texas, "has departed this life."

LULIE ERMINE BOYER wife of W. D. Boyer, died Feb. 23, 1907; daughter of William B. and Mary Hughes, born Logan Co., Ky., Sept. 5, 1859; wife and mother.

 

June 14, 1907

Colonel THOMAS DUNCAN FITE son of Leonard and Elizabeth Fite born Round Top, Tenn., 83 years ago; wholesale merchant; married Laura Green; died Nashville, Tenn., June 4, 1907.

Judge JOHN P. STROTHER died Fresno, Calif., May 1907; born Ky., Feb. 16, 1837; moved to Calif. from MO in 1892; burial in Marshall, MO.

 

June 21, 1907

U.S. Senator, JOHN T. MORGAN born June 20, 1824; died Washington, D.C., June 11, 1907.

EMELINE GIST BOYLE widow of Rev. Joseph Boyle (died 1872), died in St. Louis, MO, June 11, 1907 aged about 94 years old.

MAMIE DECKER wife of Dr. Charles M. Decker, born Pettis Co., MO, Jan. 24, 1869; died San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 4, 1906; daughter of David and Sarah Godbey Shy; married Nov. 7, 1889; 1 dau., 1 son.

EIRE B. JORDAN, nee Currie, born near Henning, Tenn., Jan. 22, 1863; died there, Mar. 24, 1907; married Howell W. Jordan, Feb. 25, 1886.

ANN ELIZABETH TUGGLE born Moulton, Ala., Jan. 12, 1827; died Whiteville, Tenn., Feb. 22, 1907; moved with father, Dr. Jonathan Burford and family from Ala. to near Whiteville in 1830; married Thomas R. Tuggle (died May 8, 1877), Oct. 15, 1846; helped to rear orphaned children of her sister, Mrs. John Narment.

HELEN ALLEN daughter of Thomas Wynn and Martha Sowell born Maury Co., Tenn., Aug. 31, 1834; married Dr. James McHenry Rucker, Aug. 16, 1853; children, Cassa Clifton and Pattie Bell. Dr. Rucker died Nov. 27, 1859 and she married Lycurgus Collins, July 28, 1864; 1 child, Lycurgus Collins. The second husband died Nov. 5, 1864 and she married Josiah A. Wade, Feb. 6, 1873; 3 children, Kittie, Maury Augustus and Pleasant Callicutt; died Springville, Tenn., May 23, 1907.

HENRY L. HERRINGTON died Tryus, Miss., May 6, 1907 aged 34 years.

STELLA LEE STEEL, nee Adams, born Sept. 11, 1889; died May 18, 1907; married briefly.

Rev. ZINAMON DOWLING died May 1, 1907 aged 82 years; 9 children.

 

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June 28, 1907

Rev. J. O. KNOTT, Baltimore Methodist Conference, graduate W & L University, June 12, 1907; in the Baltimore SUN he is said to have been a descendant of the Knutes of Denmark, from members of which long resident in England came to Virginia in 1617; he was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, 1884; pastor, Methodist Church in Covington, Virginia.

 

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