By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1997



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January 5, 1854

ELIZABETH NEW d/o the late Robert New; died Louisville, Ky., Dec. 6, 1853.

Mrs. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS died Jefferson Co., Ky., Nov. 13, 1853 in her 23rd year.

AMERICA ANGELINE BRYANT d/o Peter and Ann Bryant, born May 2, 1839; died October 20, 1853.

JULIA A. JACKSON died Bowling Green, Ky., Dec. 3, 1853; born Warren Co., Ky.

Resolutions of Respect for REUBEN F. WHEAT, late student of Asbury University, formerly of Hanover College who had died; by Philolathean Society, Hanover College, Dec. 3, 1853.

MARY S. HOLLIDAY d/o John C. and Sarah Holliday; born Williamson Co., Tenn. Jan. 19, 1832; died Chickasaw Co., Miss., November 2, 1853.

RACHEL STEVENSON d/o Nathan and Mary Stevenson, born Mason Co., Ky., Nov. 26, 1790; died Marshall Co., Ill., October 12, 1853.

JOHN GRAY born Ky., August 10, 1811; died Barren Co., Ky., Nov. 15, 1853.


January 12, 1854

LESTER MORRIS born July 5, 1757; died Giles Co., Tenn., Dec. 25, 1853.

LUCY ANN LEDBETTER d/o Ira and Lucy Ledbetter; died St. Clair Co., Mo., Nov. 31, 1853 aged 13 years, 11 months.

JOHN D. READ s/o John and Dicy Read, born Montgomery Co., Tenn., May 1, 1810; died Dec. 13, 1853.

FRANCES J. CLARK, nee Carithers, born Elyton, Ala., Sept. 17, 1831; died Nov. 10, 1853.

CORA CRAIN d/o H. S. and Frances Crain of Dixon's Springs, Tenn., died Oct. 11, 1853 aged 3 years, 7 days.

ELIZA HENRIETTA HUGGINS w/o Dr. W. Huggins; d/o late John Horace and Lucy E. Upshaw; born Essex Co., Va., Jan. 8, 1812; moved to Ky., 1837; died August 19, 1853.

MARY and MARTHA AYRES, twin sisters, daughters of Margaret Ayres, born Dec. 6, 1837; Mary died Sept. 21, 1854; Agnes died Nov. 15, 1853; Lincoln Co., Tenn.

SUSAN E. WADLEY d/o Moses and Rebecca Wadley of Bedford Co., Tenn., born Nov. 17, 1835; died Nov. 6, 1853.

Resolutions of Respect for Rev. JOHN BROWN who died recently; by Quarterly Mtg. Conf., Lancaster Circuit, Garrard Co., Ky., dated Nov. 12, 1853.


January 19, 1854

WALTER B. MORRIS died Shelby Co., Tenn. recently; had gone there from Sumner Co., Tenn.

Rev. BENJAMIN NORTHCOTT died Jan. 3, 1854 in his 84th year; Fleming Co., Ky.

JOHN SUMMERFIELD MAGRUDER ROGERS s/o Rev. Green B. Rogers; died Nov. 13, 1853. Resolutions of Respect for him by the students of Madison College dated Nov. 13, 1853.

ELIZABETH M. NELSON born Louisa Co., Va., Sept. 11, 1783; widow of Rev. John T. Nelson, March 20, 1854 /an obvious error/; died Shelby Co., Tenn., Dec. 27, 1853; d/o John and Agnes Hester; moved from Va. in 1817 to Madison Co., Ala. and in 1837 moved to Shelby Co., Tenn., where he died in 1845.


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ARMSTEAD TAYLOR s/o Tapley and Levina Taylor, born Harrison Co., Ky., August 10, 1810; died in same county, Nov. 3, 1853; md Rebecca W. Shanks, Oct. 3, 1835.

SALLY S. LAIR d/o John and Sally Fraze, born Harrison Co., Ky., August 7, 1803; md J. C. Lair, Sept. 9, 1824; died Talmouth, Ky., Dec. 15, 1853; joined MEC 1838.

MARY HAMMOND DAY w/o Benjamin C. Day of Harrison Co., Ky.; second d/o Richard and Delia Keene of Scott Co., Ky., born April 21, 1808; died Nov. 1, 1853; md September 1, 1825.

EMMER LAVINIA LAWRENCE d/o Edward and Mary J. Lawrence, born August 5, 1850; died Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 3, 1854.


February 2, 1854

Mrs. A. F. SOLLERS died August 23, 1853 in her 28th year.

Rev. JAMES LAWRENCE s/o Capt. John and Elizabeth Lawrence; born Richmond, Ky., March 12, 1821; md Kate d/o Mr. Allen of Scott Co., Ky., March 1, 1848; licensed as a local MEC preacher, 1844; went into itinerant ministry in 1848 and was ordained deacon; ordained elder 1851; moved to Texas in 1852 but returned home and died October 16, 1853.

ELIZABETH SHARP d/o Luban /Laban?/ and Mary Jones; born Baltimore Co., Md., March 31, 1762; md William Sharp, Sept. 13, 1782; moved from Md. to Lincoln Co., Ky. 1789 and in 1794 moved to farm they afterwards lived upon in Casey Co., Ky.; husband died in 1830; she died Dec. 17, 1853; five of her ten children survived her.


February 9, 1854

Resolutions of Respect for MARTHA PEARSON aged 15 years who died recently; by pupils of Monroe Female Institute, Jan. 6, 1854.

MELISSA E. SADLER d/o Mrs. E. P. Sadler, died near Russellville, Ala., Nov. 5, 1853.

ADROMACHE RYAN died Nashville, Tenn., no death date given.

JOHN HIGH s/o Winston and Margaret High, born Smith Co., Tenn., May 27, 1815; died Jan. 7, 1854 in the same county.

THOMAS A. LANSFORD died Lauderdale Co., Ala., Jan. 13, 1854 aged about 45 years; left widow and 2 sons.

JOHN VINCENT died Marshall Co., Tenn., Nov. 25, 1853 in his 57th year.

HARRIET HOLDEN STELFAX born Manchester, England, June 25, 1814; died Jan. 3, 1854.

Resolutions of Respect for THOMAS HUBBARD LINDSY who died recently; by Richmond Division #80, Sons of Temperance dated Oct. 12, 1853.

Resolutions of Respect for Rev. JOSIAH B. DAUGHTRY who died Jan. 3, 1854; by Good Hope Lodge #171 /Masons?/, dated Jan. 12, 1854.

Col. BENJAMIN R. MONTGOMERY born Campbell Co., Tenn. 1806; died Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 5, 1854.

GIDEON B. McMURRY born Smith Co., Tenn., August 3, 1838; died Obion Co., Tenn., Oct. 19, 1853.

JOHN MADISON WHITFIELD s/o John and Martha Whitfield; grandson of Rev. Henry M. Hutten; born Hickman Co., Tenn., Aug. 17, 1839; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 19, 1853.

MARTHA E. BOWMAN d/o Rev. W. G. Bowman of Grayson Co., Ky., born Dec. 27, 1837; died Dec. 16, 1853.


February 16, 1854

SARAH C. LANSDEN d/o Rev. J. H. and Jane Lansden of Jackson Co.; died Jan. 11, 1854 aged 6 years, 9 months, 11 days.


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Rev. WILLIAM H. BATES died Jan. 15, 1854 in his 26th year; moved to Miss. about 1851; licensed to preach, MECS in Memphis Conference, 1852.

JULIETTE A. THOMASON w/o Rev. M. D. Thomason, died Toulminville, Ala., Jan. 13, 1854 aged 24 years, 6 days.

MARTHA CYRENA WILLIAMS w/o Dr. James B. Williams; d/o Elza and Mary West; died Morgan Co., Ala., Dec. 25, 1853 in her 26th year.

JANE P. HAMILTON w/o James Hamilton; d/o Thomas and Ann Cropper; born Warrington, England, Feb. 10, 1804; came to U.S. about 18717; md June 13, 1822; died Lexington, Ky., Dec. 21, 1853.

ELIZA CATHARINE BOND died Hinds Co., Miss., Jan. 5, 1854; d/o Lewis and Catharine Bond; born Hinds Co., Miss., July 30, 1833.

ELIZABETH GOYER died Jan. 26, 1854; md Samuel D. Gover, Dec. 30, 1834.

ELIZABETH LOUISA CRUMP w/o Dr. Charles Crump; d/o Major Benjamin and Martha Wright; born Jan. 22, 1825; died Nov. 10, 1853 in Williamson Co., Tenn.

Capt. P. B. NOLIN died Stewart Co., Tenn., Dec. 4, 1853 in his 57th year; his son, Dr. J. L. Nolin, attended him in his last illness.

SARAH CHAMBERS d/o Francis and Mary Brandon, born March 18, 1801, Halifax Co., VA.; md James Chambers, Jan. 7, 1821; moved to Wilson Co., Tenn., Jan. 1823 and that fall moved to Bedford Co., Tenn. and in Jan. 1831 moved to Madison Co., Tenn. where she died Oct. 30, 1853; flux. Her daughter, MARTHA SCOTT CHAMBERS, born Madison Co., Tenn., July 17, 1834; died Oct. 19, 1853.

JAMES WETHERSPOON born Oct. 15, 1790; died Dec. 3, 1853; served in War of 1812; md Nancy Coleman, Ky.

MARY MOORE w/o James H. Moore; d/o George and Elizabeth Mattocks died Hickman Co., Tenn., Jan. 1, 1854; joined MECS 1851.

Where flesh and blood hath never been,
Where mortal eye hath never seen,
A mental sphere ó a flood of light,
A sea of glory, dazzling bright.

LUCINDA C. GRISHAM d/o Rev. David Grisham, born Sept. 4, 1834; died Nov. 7, 1853.


February 23, 1854

MARY A. MAYFIELD w/o John W. Mayfield; d/o Elisha and Elizabeth Copeland, died Smith Co., Nov. 23, 1853; born Jackson Co., Ala.; family moved from the latter place to Fayette Co., Tenn. in 1842 and in 1846 moved to Texas; md Nov. 11, 1852; joined MECS 1849; left widower and an infant child.

NANCY SAPP born Claiborne Co., Va., Jan. 1, 1797; died Oct. 26, 1853; md Benj. Sapp, April 26, 1820; joined MEC August 1824.

ELEANOR E. FONYILLE d/o F. F. Fonville died Dec. 4, 1853 aged about age 16.

WILLIAM S. GAINES, Tellico Plains, Tenn., died Jan. 29, 1854 in his 20th year.

LEWALLEN CLARK SHELTON oldest s/o John and Elizabeth Shelton, Rutherford Co., Tenn., died Oct. 17, 1853 aged 5 years, 10 months, 22 days; a pole had fallen across his neck inflicting "Dock" a mortal injury.

HANNAH HUFFAKER d/o Rev. Thomas and Sarah Brooks, born Sept. 5, 1811; md Wesley Huffaker, Dec. 10, 1828; died Dec. 3, 1853; mention made of her son, Jeptha Huffaker.

WILLIAM C. FINNIE died Carroll Co., died Jan. 17, 1854 in his 29th year.

ELIZA J. LEPSCOMB, nee Parker, died Dec. 20, 1853 in her 32nd year; md Wm. B. Lepscomb, Dec. 22, 1842.


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Col. SAMUEL GLENN died Lyon Co., Ky., Jan. 21, 1854 in his 79th year; native of Ga. and moved to Ky. 47 years ago; clerk of the elections 43 years in succession; left 10 children, 55 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and from among the total number of progeny, 21 had died, making a total of 105 descendants; his wife died a week after his demise.

JOHN L. WEBB s/o William and Elizabeth Webb, died Lafayette Co., Miss., Jan. 15, 1854 in his 25th year; joined MECS 1847.

MARY HALL HICKS d/o Rev. Dr. L. G. and Ellen D. Hicks, died Bethel, Bath Co., Ky., Feb. 1, 1854 aged "near" 4 years.


March 2, 1854

SALLY S. LAIR died of congestive fever, Falmouth, Ky., Dec. 18, 1853; d/o John and Sally Frazer; born Harrison Co., Ky., August 7, 1803; md P. C. Lair, Sept. 9, 1824; joined MEC 1838.

SUSAN TURPIN w/o W. P. and Maria L. Turpin, born Jan. 3, 1851; died Dec. 29, 1853.

Rev. BENJAMIN NORTHCOTT born N.C., Jan. 16, 1770; moved to Ky., 1788; died Fleming Co., Ky., Jan. 13, 1854; principally a local MECS preacher. "In 1800, he was extensively engaged in what is known as the great Kentucky revival."

MARTHA H. BELL d/o Capt. John and Ann Talieferra, born Madison Co., Va., Jan. 12, 1789; md Jacob Bell, 1808; died at residence of her son-in-law, John Griffin, Graves Co., Ky., Jan. 22, 1854.

MARY ADALINE FALKNER w/o Rev. Robert P. Falkner; d/o Isaac and Mary Hunter, Davidson Co., Tenn.; born Jan. 22, 1824; md July 16, 1846; joined Cumberland Presbyterian Church and moved to Greene Co., Mo. where she joined the MECS; died Jan. 25, 1854.

GEORGE T. ELEY born Jan. 16, 1830; operated a store, Waverly, Tenn.; on a business trip, on the steamer Cherokee, he became ill and died Jan. 29, 1854.

ZERAH HARRIS d/o Col. Fielding Jones; w/o Aaron Harris; born Feb. 1818; joined MECS 1847; died Jan. 24, 1854.

THOMAS MALONE DEWS s/o William and Mary Dews; born Nashville, Tenn., March 27, 1853; died January 27, 1854.


March 9, 1854

WASHINGTON JEFFERS born Henry Co., Va., Dec. 10, 1810; died Dec. 25, 1853; md Eliza Ann Kerlin; joined MEC 1842. "His house was the home for the toil worn minister of the cross and many a cheerful hour have they spent with him and his pleasant family around his cheerful fireside."

Dr. WILLIAM B. BALL, native of Baldwin Co., Ga., died Carroll Co., Miss., Jan. 19, 1854 in his 49th year.

MARTHA BOLDING w/o Rev. James Bolding, Franklin Co., Ala., died Dec. 20, 1853; "aged."

JOANNAH T. LAWRENCE born Caroline Co., Va., 1799; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Oct. 18, 1853.


March 16, 1854

SARAH PARKER born Fairfield, S.C., March 12, 1787; died Holmes Co., Miss., Feb. 17, 1854; md William West, 1803 who died in 1809; md Judge William E. Parker, 1810 and he died in 1835; joined MEC 1830; mother of the Rev. James R. West.

SARAH ENGLISH w/o William H. English; born Clarke Co., Ky., May 15, 1817; died Madison Co., Ky., Jan. 18, 1854; joined MEC 1837.


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NANNIE FERREE d/o Rev. James I. and Margaret Ferree, died Union Co., Ky., Feb. 3, 1854 aged 5 years, 8 months, 10 days.

MARIA L. RUCKER born Greenville, Ky.; died Livingston Co., Ky., Jan. 19, 1854.

BARRET H. WAKEFIELD born Burke Co., N.C., March 24, 1793; died Franklin Co., Tenn., Nov. 28, 1853.

JAMES C. HINDS born Overton Co., Tenn., Sept. 28, 18l3; died Itawamba Co., Miss., Dec. 28, 1853.

"Sister" WELLS of Shelbyville, born Sept. 3, 1809; joined MEC Sept. 1829; died Dec. 15, 1853; left widower.

WILLIAM CROPPER died Wilson Co., Tenn., Jan. 20, 1854 in his 79th year; born and raised in Md.; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn. about 50 years ago.

MARY G. BAIRD born Wilson Co., Tenn., May 15, 1835; md William Baird, Feb. 10, l852; joined MECS 1848; died in residence of step-father, Robert Bell, Wilson Co., Tenn., January 1, 1854.


March 23, 1854

MARY T. EDGAR w/o Rev. John T. Edgar, D. D., died Nashville, Tenn., March 17, 1854.

Mrs. SUSAN MOORE born Orange Co., Va., 1782; died March 16, 1854; had 10 children, 4 surviving her - 3 daughters, 1 son; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn. in 1827.

MARY JANE FORSHAND third d/o Jasper N. and Mary Ann Forshand, born Oct. 20, 1836; died March 2, 1854, Wayne Co., Tenn.; died from cranial and other wounds she received when rescuing a child from a rolling log.

GIDEON RATCLIFFE died March 3, 1854 aged 69 years in Williamsburg; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn. in 1826.

CALVIN SCOTT, aged 24 years, died March 7, 1854 in residence of his father-in-law, E. Yarborough.


March 30, 1854

SARAH D. F. BONNER d/o Thomas E. and Maria S. Bonner, Lebanon, Tenn., died Feb. 22, 1854 aged about 4 years; she was the 6th of their children to die; only one surviving of those born to them.

Rev. WILLIAM GARRETT born Orange Co., N.C., Dec. 10, 1774; died Coosa Co., Ala., Nov. 20, 1853; moved when young to Ky.; moved in 1794 to east Tenn. and studied law under supervision of Col. Joseph Hamilton of Jefferson Co.; he practiced law, was attorney general for the eastern division of Tenn.; md Elizabeth d/o Col. Thomas Gray, Oct. 31, 1799; entered MEC ministry, 1822; his wife died in July 1850 and he went to live in the residence of his son, William, in June 1851 where he died later.

JOHN ALBERT SHALL s/o Jacob and Anne Shall, born Pulaski, Jan. 15, 1830; died March 5, 1854; attended Emory-Henry College in Va.; in 1851 he went to Texas and was connected with the Texas rangers for about a year, but his health failed and he returned home where he died of consumption.

MARTHA FANNIE MAUDLEBAUM w/o Henry Maudlebaum; d/o Wilson and Martha Shores; born Fluvanna Co., Va., Nov. 10, 1827; md Oct. 2, 1849; moved to DeKalb Co., Tenn., 1852; died Gainesboro, Jackson Co., Tenn., March 10, 1854; mother of 2 children, a son and daughter; the latter died when about 9 months old; the son was 3 months old the day his mother died.

Tribute of Respect for JAMES BLACKWELL who died Feb. 25, 1854; by Smithville Division #91, Sons of Temperance, dated Feb. 26, 1854.


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Tribute of Respect for KENDAL DAZEY who died recently; by Chapel Hill Lodge #160, Masons, dated March 2, 1854.

JOHN CLARK MARSHALL s/o G. M. Marshall, born Nov. 18, 1834; died Jan. 4, 1854.

SARAH ANN CAMPBELL oldest d/o M. H. and Ann Campbell of Goliad, Texas; died Oct. 25, 1853. Her sister, MARY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, died Oct. 5, 1854 aged 7 years.

MARGARET J. MOSS w/o J. L. Moss; d/o James Pennae; died March 1, 1854 in her 29th year; joined MECS 1847.

MATTIE ROSALINE ROGERS d/o Col. G. W. A. and C. V. Rogers, died March 12, 1854 near Decatur, Ala., aged 1 year, 10 months, 14 days.


April 6, 1854

Mrs. M. E. TARVER died Woodville, Tenn., March 10, 1854 in the residence of E. Bowers, Esq.

Mrs. T. C. WITT born Nov. 18, 1832; died Maury Co., Tenn., March 12, 1854.

Mrs. KEATHLEY d/o John and Margaret Webster; born and raised in Maryland; moved with parents to Hawkins Co., Tenn. and md Jesse Keath1ey and she died March 5, 1854.

IDA SOUTHWORTH w/o Isaac Southworth; d/o Major William Smith; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., March 25, 1854; her father, a native of Va., moved to Tenn. in 1793 and lived on White's Creek in Davidson Co. where Ida was born Jan. 12, 1799; moved in spring of 1805 to Lincoln Co., Tenn.

CAROLINE AMANDA NEBLETT d/o Rev. J. T. and E. N. Neblett, born Montgomery Co., Tenn., June 6, 1833; died Haywood Co., Tenn., March 1, 1854; joined MEC 1845.


April 13, 1854

WILLIAM STRICKLAND, architect of the Tennessee capitol, died Nashville, April 7, 1854.

Mrs. NANNIE W. HAMILTON born Wilson Co., Tenn., Feb. 27, 1825; alumna of Abbe Female Institute in Lebanon, Tenn., from which she graduated June 9, 1841; d/o William and Nancy E. Seawell; md Rev. A. L. Hamilton, Osceola, Mo., April 14, 1853; moved to Trenton, Tenn., May 1853 and died there March 2, 1854.

SARAH ALDERSON, native of Lunenburg Co., Va., moved to Maury Co., Tenn. in 1812; died Columbia, Tenn., March 5, 1854 aged 85 years, 3 months; joined Presbyterian Church.

CHARLES WHITE died Feb. 13, 1854 in his 69th year in residence of his son, Hardy H. White, Nacogdoches Co., Texas; born Franklin Co., N.C.; moved to Wilson Co., Tenn., then to Haywood Co., Tenn. and in 1837 moved to Texas; veteran of the Creek War.

SAMUEL WADLEY died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Feb. 23, 1854 aged about 70 years.

MARTHA JANE GORD born Claiborne Co., Miss., August 6, 1834; moved to Carroll Co., Miss. the next year; died Jan. 23, 1854; typhoid fever.

FRANK C. McHENRY s/o Spencer and Elizabeth McHenry, died March 5, 1854 aged 7 months, 7 days. Livingston, Tenn.


April 20, 1854

LUCINDA GREEN died Laurel Co., Ky., Feb. 25, 1854 aged 33 years; joined MEC 1835.

FRANCES LAMIRA RIVERS w/o G. W. Rivers; died Humphreys Co., Tenn., March 4, 1854; born Nov. 8, 1831; d/o Daniel and Lucy Draper; md March 14, 1852; left widower and an infant child.

HELEN OLDHAM d/o Abram and Hannah Oldham, died Madison Co., Ky., April 3, 1854 in her 33rd year.

Rev. JAMES DONALDSON born Withe Co., Va., Feb. 15, 1791; died Knox Co., Ky., Feb. 6, 1854; local MECS preacher.


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ELIZABETH BAGWELL, nee Leffler, w/o Willie Bagwell, born Montgomery Co., Va., Oct. 29, 1800; md Boone Co., Miss., June 28, 1821 and moved to Montgomery Co., Tenn. where she joined the MEC in 1834; died April 5, 1854.

Miss MARY BLANE died Davidson Co., Tenn., March 23, 1854 in her 21st year of phthysis pulmonalis.

Miss MARTHA A. R. ELLIS died March 25, 1854 in Madison Co., Alabama.


April 27, 1854

ELIZABETH M. NELSON born Louisa Co., Va., Sept. 11, 1783; d/o John and Agnes Hester; md Rev. John T. Nelson, March 1804 and moved from Va. to Madison Co., Ala. in the fall of 1817 and moved to Shelby Co., Tenn. later where she died Dec. 27, 1853; her husband had died in 1845.

FRANCIS HENRY SPRAGGINS s/o Rev. Francis C. and Margaret A. Spraggins, born Feb. 4, 1833; died March 23, 1854; joined MECS 1850. Russellís Valley, Ala.

Tribute of Respect for JOHN L. FINGER, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., August 27, 1820; died Dec. 10, 1853; joined MEC at Mt. Zion, Wayne Co., Tenn. 1841; md Malinda W. Comer, January 1843 and had 3 children; by Quarterly Mtg. Conf., Hickory Oak Circuit, Bascom Chapel, dated Jan. 18, 1854.

ELEANOR H. ESSLINGER d/o William and Martha Esslinger had died.

MARTHA URSULA DICKSON died at age 12; no death date given.

SUSAN J. IRVIN oldest d/o Rev. Samuel D. and Phebe R. McMahon; born Maury Co., Tenn., Sept. 6, 1817; moved to Texas with parents, 1832; md Rev. James T. P. Irvine, June 25, 1833; joined MEC 1834; died Dec. 22, 1853.

Tribute of Respect for JUNIUS J. FLEWELLEN who died recently; by Dialectical Society, Lagrange College, Ala., dated April 12, 1854.

SUSAN C. BRITNELL w/o James M. Britnell; d/o Jesse and Esther Counts; born Oct. 29, 1832; died Feb. 25, 1854.

FANNY E. MORTON w/o John W. Morton, Yazoo Co., Miss., born Wilson Co., Tenn., April 19, 1830; d/o Major W. B. D. Fips; moved to Miss., 1846; no death date.

NANCY GINGRY d/o Henry and Catharine Gingry; born Davidson Co., Tenn., April 20, 1804; died April 9, 1854.

JAMES MAXFIELD died Feb. 17, 1854 in his 78th year; Overton Co., Tenn.

L. M. GRUBBS born Nov. 18, 1850; died Leighton, Ala., March 11, 1854.


May 4, 1854

GEORGE L. SWANN, aged 60 years, died in Nashville, Tenn., April 28, 1854.

FRANCIS CARTER died August 30, 1851 aged 74 years, 3 months, 18 days; submitted by Rev. John Rains who preached his funeral sermon.

MARY EMILY ALLEN died June 12, 1852 aged 41 years.

CORNELIA ANN NEWSOM died April 10, 1854 aged 32 years, 8 months, 6 days; left a son and daughter.

Dr. SAMUEL GOSLIE born Somerset Co., Md., Nov. 3, 1780; moved to Jefferson Co., Ky. when a young man; practiced medicine; md twice; died in residence of his son, Capt. James Goslie about 12 miles east of Louisville, Ky.; no death date given.

SARAH JANE MEWBORN d/o Charlton and Mary J. Mewborn, died March 14, 1854 in her 18th year, Brownsville, Tenn., of typhoid fever.

MARY A. HAWKINS w/o Rev. Hinson Hawkins; d/o George and Lydia Cannon, born Robertson Co., Tenn., Feb. 10, 1835; moved to Miss., 1843; joined Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1851; after her marriage joined the MECS.

ELIZABETH JANE DAVIDSON d/o Stephen and Elizabeth Terry, born Bedford Co., Va., May 30, 1815; moved from Va. to Madison Co., Ala., where she was married; later moved to Haywood Co., Tenn.; md Thos. P. Davidson, July 1830.


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ELIZABETH McCORMICK died March 1854.

JAMES W. PATTON died Panola Co., Miss., April 9, 1854 in his 69th year; native of Jefferson Co., Tenn.; moved to Miss.

SARAH J. FIELDING born May 6, 1834; died April 10, 1854; md Matthew H. Fielding, Feb. l0, 1853.

THEOPHILUS CASE, Esq., died Owingsville, Ky., Feb. 22, 1854 in his 38th year.

Dr. JESSE S. DAVIS s/o David and Henrietta Davis, born Nov. 1, 1825; died April 5, 1854; began practice of medicine, Salsbury, Tenn. in 1851.


May 11, 1854

C. ELIZABETH STEPHENSON w/o William Stephenson; d/o Dr. Joshua and Martha Scurlock; died April 15, 1854; typhoid fever; in her 36th year; moved to Itawamba Co., Miss., 1845; md Nov. 18, 1851; left widower and an infant.

JANE BABB w/o Joel B. Babb; died Cherokee Co., Texas, March 8, 1854; born Madison Co., Ala., Sept. 25, 1825; d/o David and Katharine Daniel; md Nov. 26, 1840.

EUNICE HENDERSON d/o Joseph and Martha Brown; born Buckingham Co., Va., July 5, 1802; md Claiborne Henderson, 1821; moved to Barren Co., Ky., 1828; joined MEC 1833; died Feb. 12, 1854.


May 18, 1854

Rev. THOMAS C. LEWIS died Dec. 28, 1853; born Quachita Parish, La., March 3, 1809; md 1830; moved to Claiborne Parish, La., 1836; itinerant MEC preacher until he located in 1849.

WILEY ALFORD born Robeson Co., N.C.; md Dec. 31, 1805 to the sister of B. M. Drake; moved to Wilson Co., Tenn., 1809; joined MEC 1841; died Wilson Co., Tenn., March 2, 1854 aged about 72 years.


May 25, 1854

MARTHA JANE GOZA born Claiborne Co., Miss., August 6, 1834; moved to Carroll Co., Miss. the next year; died January 29, 1854, typhoid fever.

MARILDA H. BROSSWELL died March 27, 1854 in her 23rd year; native of Smith Co., Tenn.

ISAAC POMROY born Franklin Co., Pa., June 3, 1781; died Shelby Co. Ky., April 29, 1854; joined MEC about March 1, 1812.

MATILDA JANE GRISSOM born Nov. 20, 1837; died Feb. 12, 1854; d/o William and Kitty Ann Grissom, Adair Co., Ky.

PETER I. WADE died March 1, 1854 in his 25th year, Trigg Co., Ky.

MARY DOUGLASS died March 14, 1854 in her 46th year; native of Virginia.

JOHN JAMES POYNER oldest s/o James and Jane Poyner, born Sept. 7, 1831 and died April 6, 1854, Humphreys Co., Tenn.

MARTHA JANE BABER w/o W. L. Baber, Sumner Co., Tenn., died April 22, 1854 in the residence of her father, Thos. K. Price; born and educated in Nashville, Tenn.; left widower and 3 children.


June 1, 1854

Rev. JOSEPH SAWYER died recently in Westchester Co., New Jersey. "He was, it is said, the oldest Methodist preacher in that state."

SARAH A. THOMPSON w/o Oliver Thompson, Harrison Co., Texas; born in Va., August 10, 18O5; died May 2, 1854

MARTHA ANN HUDSON born Bedford Co., Tenn., Sept. 10, 1819; d/o Thomas and Eleanor Blair; md H. B. Hudson, May 10, 1838; died Tensas Parish, La., April 5, 1854.


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REBECCA BOYD born Terry /Tyrrell?/ Co., N.C., Jan. 1, 1772; moved to Bedford Co., Tenn. 1811; died in residence of her son, Joseph Boyd in Marshall Co., Tenn., Feb. 5, 1854.

ELIZABETH MOORE w/o Rev. Aaron Moore of Louisville Conf.; d/o Jasper and Frances Shotwell; born Brown Co., Ohio, May 15, 1814; died May 6, 1854.

Mrs. MARGARET ULIN d/o William and Margaret Philips, died Marion Co., Ky., April 15, 1854 aged 49 years, 10 months, 10 days; her husband died in 1845.

ANN ELIZA SHERMAN w/o William Sherman; d/o James and Elizabeth Selby of Ky., born Augusta, Ky., August 8, 1818; died April 18, 1854.

MARY CLARKE born Westham, Henrico Co., Va.; md Richard Clarke, 1799 and moved to Ky. in the fall of 1816; joined MEC 1816; died Shelby Co., Ky. April 21, 1854 in her 78th year.

ELIZABETH HARRISON born Moore Co., N.C., Jan. 1, 1799; died Lauderdale Co., Ala., April 27, 1854; joined MEC 1815; md Hugh Hamill, 1818; moved to Ala., 1836; md Luke Harrison, 1849.


June 8, 1854

NANCY W. MILES w/o C. M. Miles; d/o Thomas and Elizabeth Gentry, born Jan. 27, 1826; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., April 8, 1854.

Rev. JOHN L. BENNETT born Breckinridge Co., Ky., June 15, 1815; md Lucinda Lyon d/o William and Susan Lyon, August 1, 1833; joined MECS 1847; licensed to preach, MECS, August 1851; died Breckinridge Co., Ky., April 6, 1854.

CATHARINE DAVIS born N.C., July 20, 1792; moved to Christian Co., Ky., 1802; md W. M. Davis, 1813; died in Christian Co., Ky., April 25, 1854.

JOHN WESLEY HALL born Clark Co., Ky., May 21, 1822; died March 26, 1854; moved to Shelby Co., Ky. in 1852.

Rev. FRANCIS S. PERRY born Wake Co., N.C.; s/o William and Elizabeth Perry; died Giles Co., Tenn., May 1, 1854 aged 61 years, 2 months, 26 days; MECS preacher. A brother, Simpson Perry of Maury Co., Tenn. mentioned.

WILLIAM G. SIMPSON died Parkersburg, Va., April 24, 1854; born Wood Co., Va., Sept. 18, 1811; md Harriet Lucinda Fitzhugh, Oct. 6, 1836; joined MEC 1840.

CATHARINE HAWKINS CAMPBELL born July 1756; joined MEC 1788; in 1789 her parents settled in Jessamine Co., Ky.; she md Robert Campbell, Nov. 3, 1807; died in her 89th year; no death date given.

ELIZABETH D. BURNS d/o George and Juda Green and sister of Rev. A. L. P. Green of the Tenn. Conf., died April 1854, Itawamba Co., Miss., aged over 70 years.

MARTHA ALLISON w/o Col. R. D. Allison, died Pitman Co., May 22. 1854.


June 15, 1854

Daughters of H. J. Perry, El Dorado, Arkansas had died:

LAURA WASHINGTON PERRY died May 23, 1854; HESTER JANE PERRY, aged 16 years, 1 day, died May 23, 1854; ANN ELIZA PERRY, aged 18 years, lacking six days, died May 23, 1854; all from burns from an accidental explosion; their parents were away from home, traveling his circuit at the time.

AMY W. LANIER w/o Rev. Edmund Lanier, died May 21, 1854; native of Brunswick Co., Va.; resident of Nashville, Tenn. 34 years; member of MECS 67 years.

MARGARET JANE BROWN w/o William A. Brown, born Va., August 11, 1823; died Collin Co., Texas, Feb. 20, 1854; moved to Princeton, Mercer Co., Ky., 1840; moved to Astoria, Ill., 1844 and there a son died in 1849 aged 13 months, 11 days; in June 1849 moved to Collin Co., Texas where she died.

NANCY BYARS w/o James D. Byars; d/o George and Nancy Boyce, born Bedford Co., Sept. 1, 1799; md Feb. 12, 1822; joined MEC April 1826; died April 20, 1854.


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MARTHA COCKREHAM w/o David Cockreham; died April 26, 1854; her husband had died some 24 years previously.

EWEL NOEL, native of Virginia, died Haywood Co., Tenn., May 14, 1854 in his 72nd year.

Tribute of Respect for DARIAS OGDEN who had died recently; by Alexandria Division #184, Sons of Temperance dated May 20, 1854.

ANN WARRINGTON w/o John Warrington, born Blount Co., Tenn., 1809; joined Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1829; md 1833; moved to Pontotoc Co., Miss. where she later died, April 9, 1854.

D. A. LAWSON youngest s/o Solomon and Rachel Dawson, born April 13, 1819; died Panther Creek, Stewart Co., Tenn., March 8, 1854.

CARY T. KELLY born N.C.; died May 1, 1854 in his 63rd year, Marshall Co., Tennessee.

ELEANOR MILAM, nee Pigum, w/o Stephen Milam, born N.C.; moved with family east Tenn. in 1803, then to Stewart Co., Tenn. where she joined the MEC 1819; md 1820; moved to Henderson Co., Tenn. in 1835 and joined the Olive Branch MEC there; died in the latter county, May 5, 1854.

DANIEL A. CHERRY s/o Rev. John M. and Sarah H. Cherry, born Athens, Ala., Nov. 1, 1830; died in the lunatic asylum, Nashville, Feb. 27, 1854; md Martha A. Goldsberry, Giles Co., Tenn., April 13, 1850. "Last fall, it was discovered that he had become insane from some unknown cause" and he was placed in the asylum; left a widow and 2 children and other relatives.

WILLIAM WOODSON died Rutherford Co., Tenn., April 29, 1854 in his 72nd year; native of Goochland Co., Va.; moved to Ky. when a boy, then to Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

JOHN M. WOODSON s/o Rev. L. M. Woodson of Sumner Co., Tenn., died May 7, 1854 aged 18 years, 4 months and a few days.

SOPHRONIA E. PEDAGON died Henderson Co., Ky., March 9, 1854 aged 16 years.

DANIEL NASH died Marion Co., Ky., Jan. 13, 1854 in her 69th year; born Amherst Co., Va.; moved to Ky. in 1837.

ELIZA J. BICKERS d/o Uriah and Deborah Bickers, sister of Rev. William Bickers of the Western Virginia Conference; died May 17, 1854 in her 19th year.


June 22, 1854

Mrs. M. P. H. BELLSNYDER, Nashville, Tenn., died June 17, 1854 of cholera.

CHRISTOPHER BROOKS, aged man, died Nashville, Tenn., June 19, 1854.

JAMES H. ARMSTRONG died Lebanon, Tenn., cholera, June 13 1854; member of the business firm, Armstrong & Company.

Tribute of Respect for JESSE S. DAVIS who died April 5, 1854; by Martin Lodge #141, Masons, Smith Co., Tenn., dated June 3, 1854.

CALEB J. DICKERSON, Esq., born Edwards Co., Ill., Nov. 21, 1820; died Columbia, Tenn., March 9, 1854; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery; three children had predeceased him.

CHARLOTTE LANE EVANS w/o Dr. Holden G. Evans, died Rankin Co., Miss., March 14, 1854; born near Winchester, Tenn., May 27, 1805; joined MEC, 1823; md Nov. 5, 1829 and had lived in Winston and Neshoba counties, Miss. and Claiborne and Washita parishes, La.

JANE M. HUTCHISON w/o James Hutchison, Jr., d/o Capt. Harry and Jane Hamilton, died May 21, 1854 aged 27 years, 7 day; burial in Beech Cumberland Presbyterian churchyard, Sevier Co., Tenn. Tribute of respect for her by Beech Division #315, Sons of Temperance, dated May 27, 1854.


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INDIANA E. HOBBS w/o Thomas H. Hobbs, died Athens, Ala., May 17, 1854; born Amelia Co., Va., Oct. 2, 1828; md August 4, 1852.

SUSAN E. BRYANT d/o Richard and Mary Joslin; born Davidson Co., Tenn., July 4, 1825; md Rev. N. A. D. Bryant, Nov. 24, 1845; died of consumption; no death date given.

FRANCES B. PEAY d/o Samuel and Eliza Peay; died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 10, 1854 aged 17 years, 5 months and 11 days.


June 29, 1854

Tribute of Respect for J. F. PERKINS who had died recently; by Powhatan Lodge, Powhatan, Ark., Masons, dated June 15, 1854.

MARTHA H. PRIDDY w/o John Priddy; d/o Nelson Tucker, Pittsylvania Co., Va., died in Henderson Co., Tenn., May 24, 1854 in her 58th year.

MARY FANNIE STEGER died April 30, 1854 aged 4 years; SALLIE FELICIA STEGER died May 25, 1854 aged 6 years; daughters of Dr. F. E. H. and Mary E. M. Steger, Maysville, Madison Co., Alabama.

MARY A. E. WINGO w/o Rev. G. L. Wingo; died Franklin Co., Ala., April 24, 1854 aged 28 years.

CASSALANDER JERNIGAN w/o W. M. Jernigan; d/o John and Mary Gilbert; born Nov. 1, 1819; died Robertson Co., Tenn., May 23, 1854.

KINDAL DAZEY s/o Joseph and Mary Dazey, born Nicholas Co., Ky., May 13, 1810; moved to Tenn., 1829; md Frances M. d/o George and Mary Allen, Marshall Co., Tenn., July 23, 1835; joined MEC 1838; died March 1, 1854, Marshall Co., Tenn.

MARY MEUX born Madison Co., Ala., Nov. 1834; moved to Miss., 1836; joined MECS April 23, 1854; died May 14, 1854.

ROBERT J. WHITE born Davidson Co., Tenn., 1816; died 1854; s/o Winnerford White.

Dr. NELSON McINTOSH born N.C., August 15, 1808; moved near to Triana, Ala. where he died Jan. 13, 1854. His last words, reportedly, were, "There is not a cloud between me and my Saviour."


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