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



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January 4, 1855

HARRIET H. SCRUGGS d/o Jackey S. and Matilda Hitt; born Bourbon Co., Ky. July 19, 1820; md Rev. A. F. Scruggs of the Ky. Conference, Nov. 16, 1837; died November 10, 1854; left widower, aged mother and 3 daughters.

WILLIM HOOLY, aged 31 years, died at the residence of his uncle, Samuel Haslam, Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 20, 1854; had just arrived from Fall River, Mass.; left widow and 2 small children.

ROSALTHA AMELIA ERCANBRACK only d/o Rev. L. Ercanbrock; died Oct. 26, 1854, Middleton, Miss. aged 9 months, 11 days.

ELIZABETH ELLEN MATTHEWS w/o P. H. Matthews; d/o William and Susannah McNickle, formerly of Stewart Co., Tenn.; died Tenn., Dec. 2, 1854.

Mrs. MARY ELROD born Orange Co., N.C., March 22, 1784; died Oct. 3, 1854, Putnam Co., Tenn.

Resolutions of Respect for JAMES E. BELCHER who died in Wilson Co., Tenn., Dec. 5, 1854 aged 32 years; by Campbell Lodge #28, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

GABRIEL STITH s/o Richard W. and Elizabeth B. Stith; died Sept. 29, 1854; born Hardin Co., Ky., Nov. 16, 1835; joined MECS August 1852.

E. T. TAYLOR s/o William Taylor, Franklin Co., Tenn., died Sept. 22, 1856 aged 24 years, 14 months, 14 days. Manchester, Tenn.

MARY APPLE w/o George Apple; d/o William and Elizabeth McDowell; died Putnam Co., Tenn., Nov. 9, 1854 aged about 62 years; born nr. Station Camp, Sumner Co., Tenn.; md Jan. 6, 1811; mother of 13 children.

LOUISA JANE WRIGHT d/o William H. and Mary B. Wright, died Davidson Co., Tenn., Nov. 8, 1854 in her 9th year.

JOHN NEELY died Oct. 20, 1856 aged about 20 years.


January 11, 1855

MARY L. A. PRICE d/o Col. M. A. and Mary Price, Lebanon, Tenn., born June 19, 1834; died November 26, 1854.

ALBINAH EMERSON d/o Rev. John and Margaret Cosson; born Washington Co., Tenn., 1789; md Col. W. Emerson of Wayne Co., Ky., Sept. 19, 1816; died Dec. 12, 1854.

Rev. WARRICK BRISTO born N.C., Feb. 1, 1767; at beginning of the Revolutionary War the family moved to Buckingham Co., Va. where he remained until the close of the war, going then to Greenville Dist., S.C.; md Mary Estes 1790; licensed to preach, MEC, about 1794; moved to Roane Co., Tenn. 1808; then in 1817 moved to Marshall Co., Ala. on the Warrior River at Bristo's Cove; moved in 1831 to DeKalb Co., where he died August 15, 1854.

RACHEL ALICE BROWDER d/o James M. and Parthenia Browder, died Oct. 5, 1854 aged 1 year, 10 months. Her brother, JAMES EDWARD BROWDER, died Oct. 11, 1854 aged 1 month. Their mother, BROWDER, died Oct. 12, 1854 from typhoid fever; born Greenville, Ky., May 13, 1827; md James M. Browder, Dec. 10, 1844; d/o Joseph L. and Margaret McIntire. Her husband failed to give her given name(s) when he submitted this obituary.

GEORGE KINCANNON s/o Dr. A. H. and Mary Kincannon, Smythe Co., Va., died Sept. 17, 1851 aged about 8 years, l month.

MARY H. V. WINNIFORD oldest d/o William and Esther Winniford of Smythe Co., Va., died Oct. 1854 aged 9 years and "perhaps" 2 months.


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MARY ANN C. PARISH w/o Allen H. Parish; d/o Wilie and Elizabeth Bagwell of Montgomery Co., Tenn.; born in that county, Sept. 15, 1832; md Sept. 23, 1852; died December 4, 1854.

LUCY CLINE w/o Capt. J. G. Cline, Bedford Co., Ky., born Henry Co., Ky., 1806; md 1827; died December 9, 1854. La Grange, Ky.

Col. JOHN B. GEORGE born July 30, 1795; died Tazewell, Va., Nov. l0, 1854.

Rev. JOHN LANE died Gibson Co., Tenn., Dec. 16, 1854; spent most of his life in Rutherford Co., Tenn.; moved to Gibson Co. in 1851.

Rev. WILLIAM C. BOOTH of the Miss. Conference, died Jackson, La., Dec. 16, 1856; born Covington Co., Miss.; began his ministry, MEC, at age 23; ordained deacon 1853; health failed.

MARY A. MANIRE died Dec. 23, 1852 in her 24th year; md Benjamin F. Manire. Cotton Gin Port, Miss.

ABNER POWELL s/o William W. and Ann Robb, born Nov. 27, 1841; died Nov. 14, 1854.


January 18, 1855

Mrs. McKinney, wife of B. R. McKinney, editor of the NASHVILLE TRUE WHIG, died January 15, 1855.

MARANDA LEVI w/o James Levi, born Danville, Ill., April 16, 1828; died Louisville, Ky., Oct. 4, 1854; md May 1846.

SARAH HESTER EASTERLY youngest d/o Jacob and Margaret Easterly; born Green Co., Tenn., July 13, 1834; died in same county, Nov. 9, 1854.

CATHARINE DRAIN born March 11, 1832; died Nov. 23, 1854.

Resolutions of Respect for E. A. STILWELL who died recently; by Dillahunty Lodge #112, Masons, dated December 25, 1854.

HENRY M. YARBROUGH died Dec. 14, 1854 in his 70th year, leaving widow and children and grandchildren; born Franklin Co., N.C.; settled in Limestone Co., Ala. in 1819.

ELVIRA R. ANGLEN CRAWFORD d/o Philip and Eveline Anglen; born Robertson Co., Tenn., August 1, 1842; md C. W. Crawford, August 27, 1854; died Nov. 6, 1854, dysentery.

Rev. JOHN GROSS died Hancock Co., Ala., Dec. 2, 1854; s/o George Gross of Marshall Co., Ala.; licensed to preach, MEC, 1852; filled appointments in the Tenn. and Alabama conferences.

JAMES GRIFFITH died Owsley Co., Ky., November 4, 1854.

Miss MARY HORTON died November 17, 1854 in her 21st year; flux.

Mrs. DEICE LUCK died Hopkinsville, Ky., Dec. 27, 1854; born Halifax Co., Va., Nov. 23, 1776; moved to Christian Co., Ky. 1830; joined MEC 1841.

WILLIAM T. TERRY died Logan Co., Ky., Nov. 22, 1854 in his 74th year; md Elizabeth Washington in Halifax Co., Va. in 1806 and moved to Ky. in 1823.

ALBERT D. BROWDER s/o David and Mary Browder born Fulton Co., Ky., June 29, 1833; died Sept. 6, 1854. Weakley Co., Tenn.

ELEANOR RUSSELL d/o G. W. and Winfred M. Russell, died Cadiz, Ky., August 22, 1854 aged 5 months, 11 days.


January 25, 1855

PETER B. MORRIS died Nashville, Tenn., January 18, 1855.

ELIZABETH GILLENWATERS w/o William T. Gillenwaters; d/o Joseph Campbell, died Hancock Co., Tenn., Dec. 9, 1854 in her 29th year.


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MARTHA S. SEWARD d/o William and Catharine Warren; w/o W. B. Seward, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Jan. 12, 1830; died Gibson Co., Tenn., Dec. 6, 1854; left widower, 2 children.

E. A. STILWELL died Marshall Co., Tenn., Dec. 124, 1854 in his 33rd year; consumption.

Resolutions of Respect for Col. C. E. WATSON who died August 31, 1854; by Line Port Lodge #207, Masons, dated December 16, 1854.

PETER CLEAR born Pa., September 1781; joined MEC 1826; died Anderson Co., Tenn., December 18, 1854.

MATILDA WASH d/o Jacob and Rebecca Sharp; w/o M. V. Wash; born Campbell Co., Tenn., Jan. 20, 1833; md July 24, 1851; died Sept. 14, 1854.

ELIZABETH McGRAW w/o Cornelius McGraw, born Va.; died Lafayette Co. Miss., Sept. 29, 1854 in her 68th year.

MARY JANE GRAVES d/o William and Mary Graves, died Dec. 1, 1854 aged 10 years, 8 months, 10 days. Pine Ridge, Miss.

WILLIAM TOWNS HALL s/o A. D. Hall, recording steward of Wartrace Circuit; died Nov. 14, 1854.


February 1, 1855

RICHARD B. PURDOM died Washington, Hempstead Co., Ark., Dec. 24, 1854 aged 63 years; many years a resident of Huntsville, Ala.

STEPHEN PORTER died Marshall Co., Tenn., Dec. 29, 1854 in his 66th year.

Rev. PERRINE CARDWELL s/o Richard and Letitia Cardwell, born Powhatan Co. Va., 1761; veteran of Revolutionary War; md Elizabeth Worsham, Amelia Co., Va. at the age of 22 years; moved to Grainger Co., Tenn. in 1812 where he lived five years; licensed to preach, MEC 1812; died December 2, 1854.

MARTHA DUFFY d/o James B. and Jane Duffy, died Jan. 6, 1855 aged about 7 years, 3 months.

JANE GRAVES w/o Henry Graves and her son, CREED F. GRAVES had died. She died Dec. 7, 1854 and Creed died Dec. 18, 1854 in his 13th year. She was born in Knox Co., Tenn., Nov. 15, 1811; md Sept. 13, 1835; maiden name: Damewood.

DULCENA M. CHARLES died Oct. 14, 1854 aged 5 years, 9 months, 3 days; MARY DORCAS CHARLES died Nov. 29, 1854 aged 12 years, 17 days; MATILDA H. CHARLES died Dec. 2, 1854 aged 4 years, 6 months, 17 days; JAMES H. CHARLES died Jan. 10, 1855 aged 9 years, 3 months, 20 days; children of John P. and Virinda Charles of Hawkins Co., Tenn.; all died of scarlet fever.

MARGARET L. H. BILLINGSLEY w/o B. F. Billingsley; d/o Findley and Spicey Orr of Madisonville, Tenn., died Roane Co., Tenn., Dec. 1854 aged 21 years, 4 months, 4 days; md Feb. 8, 1854.

ELIJAH G. SWINNEY s/o William and Susan Swinney; died Oct. 27, 1854 in his 14th year.

NANCY A. SWINNEY d/o Wiley and Mahala Swinney, died Tishomingo Co., Miss., Dec. 30, 1854 aged 13 years, 4 months, 23 days.

SAMUEL W. KELLY of the business firm Kelly and Tomlinson, died Dover, Tenn., September 8, 1854.

GEORGE N. WINNIFORD died Cocke Co., Tenn., Nov. 5, 1854 aged 20 years, 11 months, 23 days. JEFFRY R. G. WINNIFORD aged 18 years, 3 months, 5 days, died Dec. 3, 1853. Brothers.

MARY E. H. V. WINNIFORD died Smith Co., Va., Oct. 19, 1854 aged 9 years.

ANN M. W. ALSTON w/o John Alston; died Nov. 28, 1854; born May 26, 1820; d/o Rodham and Mary Tulloss.


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MARY F. RICKETS d/o D. C. Rickets, born Louisville, Ky., Feb. 10, 1836; died Dec. 27, 1854; joined MECS September 1849.

BENJAMIN D. LANKFORD born N.C., 1795; died Warren Co., Tenn., Dec. 10, 1854 leaving a widow and 6 children.

JOHN TAYLOR CARDWELL s/o John W. and Sophia B. Cardwell of Harrodsburg, Ky., died Davidson Co., Tenn., Jan. 7, 1855 aged 22 years, 9 months, 12 days.


February 8, 1855

ARCHIBALD LYTLE born Orange Co., N.C., Jan. 4, 1778; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 12, 1855; his father was killed in the American army at the battle of Brandywine in Sept. 1777; his mother remd, to John Nichols; family moved west; graduate, University of North Carolina; md Martha Duke; in 1803 moved to Williamson Co.; his wife died 1820; he md Elizabeth Cole in 1821.

SUSAN LAWSON d/o Charles and Julie Golaba, born Prince Edward Co., Va., August 9, 1782; moved to Hawkins Co., Tenn. 1796; md Elijah Lawson 1802 and he died in 1832, leaving her with 10 children; she died Nov. 6, 1854.

MARGARET L. PITTS, widow of James G. Pitts, died at the residence of Joseph Work, Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 13, 1855; d/o Samuel and Ann G. McDowell; born in Kentucky.

Miss MARY HINKLE died Bourbon Co., Ky., Jan. 11, 1855 in her 20th year; joined MECS August 1853.

Rev. WILLIAM L. YOUNG born Trigg Co., Ky. 1829; died McCracken Co., Ky., Dec. 23, 1854; had been connected briefly with the Memphis Conference as a MECS preacher.

Rev. BEVERLY ALLEN died Woodford Co., Ky., Dec. 24, 1854; born Culpeper Co., Va., March 10, 1786; moved to Fayette Co., Ky. when young; licensed May 6, 1854 as a local MECS preacher.

JAMES R. WILSON born Dec. 9, 18--/not given in original/; died Stewart Co., Tenn., January 2, 1855.

MARY JANE STROUD w/o B. P. Stroud; d/o J. W. D. and Sarah B. Stamper, born Franklin Co., Tenn., Oct. 14, 1832; md 1847; joined MECS 1847; left a widower, 2 daughters; no death date given.

Dr. BENJAMIN GREEN BAILEY second s/o Rev. P. B. and Maria T. Bailey, born Madison Co., Ala., Dec. 24, 1828; died Hopkins Co., Texas, Dec. 17, 1854.

Resolutions of Respect for G. W. BRIGGS who died recently; by "Committee" dated Alexandria, January 20, 1855.

SUSAN A. IVEY d/o Jaratt and Elizabeth Ivey died Logan Co., Ky., Dec. 24, 1854.

JAMES E. HOLLAND died Oct. 21, 1854 in his 14th year; typhoid fever. His grandmother, ELIZABETH IVEY w/o Jaratt Ivey, died Dec. 6, 1854. Logan Co., Ky. in her 61st year.

ABIGAIL RICE w/o Rev. Joseph R. Rice, a local MECS preacher, born Halifax Co., N.C., 1803; joined MEC June 1820; md 1819; died Taylor Co., Ky., Dec. 7, 1854.

JOHN C. MOSELY s/o William and Harriet Mosely born March 4, 1830; died October 23, 1854.

SARAH ELIZABETH MIDYETT died Graves Co., Ky., aged 17 years, 4 months, 22 days; no death date given.

ARCHIBALD W. BRIDGES s/o Nevils H. and Lucy Bridges died Jackson Co., Ala., Jan. 11, 1855 aged 1 year, 8 months, l day. "Archy."


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WILLIAM L. CURRIN s/o David and Selina Currin, born 1837; died Dec. 24, 1854.

Mrs. NANCY KIMPALL died Morgan Co., Ala., January 4, 1855.


February 15, 1855

JOSEPH LEWIS KAVANAUGH s/o Rev. W. B. and Susan Kavanaugh, died scarlet fever, Jan. 27, 1855 aged 2 years, 10 months, 10 days. Newport, Ky.

ELIZABETH A. CARR w/o Jonathan Carr, Todd Co., Ky., died Dec. 25, 1854 in her 41st year; native of Sumner Co., Tenn.; d/o John McLinn; md June 13, 1839 and moved to Todd Co., Ky. in 1841.

ELIZABETH B. CAGE w/o Edward Cage of Montgomery Co., Tenn.; d/o late Nathaniel Jarratt of N.C.; born Franklin Co., N.C., Feb. 24, 1782; md Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 12, 1801; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Dec. 18, 1854.

Rev. CHARLES MANN died Todd Co., Ky., Dec. 12, 1854; born Buckingham Co., Va., August 1786; he was orphaned, raised by a sister; md Nancy J. Penn, Feb. 10, 1810 and moved to Todd Co., Ky. in 1819; a local MECS preacher.

Rev. FRANCIS MONTGOMERY born Caldwell Co., Ky., April 1830; died Jan. 23, 1855.

GREEN W. LEE oldest s/o Joshua and Sarah A. Lee, born Madison Co., Ala., Jan. 14, 1839; died October 31, 1854.

Miss M. F. FRANKLIN died Dec. 16, 1854 at the residence of her father, Dr. W. Franklin.

MARY E. GUNN w/o William J. Dunn; only d/o Josiah and Nancy Lawrence, born July 10, 1829; died nr. Red River, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1855 in her 26th year, leaving widower and 3 children.

WILLIAM ROZELL died Dec. 14, 1854 aged 83 years; born Md., 1772.

ROBERT DOAK JONES s/o Rev. J. W. Jones born Dec. 2, 1832; died Jan. 17, 1854. Gibson Co., Tenn.

"Little" BENJAMIN TAZWELL GRAVES s/o H. A. Graves died scarlet fever, Jan. 29, 1855.

ELI SHELBY born Mecklenburg Co., N.C.; moved to Maury Co., Tenn., then to Hardin Co., Tenn. where he md Rebecca White, d/o John and Rebecca White, July 26, 1821; died November 26, 1854.

FRANCIS LEANOR STRONG d/o J. F. and Mary Strong died Jan. 5, 1855, McMinn Co., Tenn., aged 7 years, 5 months, 13 days.


February 22, 1855

JOHN T. NICHOLSON died Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 8, 1855; formerly of the business firm, Nicholson & Bro., Nashville, Tenn.

ISABELLA FRANCIS BAKER youngest d/o Alexander Baker, died Feb. 6, 1855 aged 18 years, 2 months. Hickman Co., Tenn.

JULIA ANN MALONE w/o Thomas J. Malone, died Feb. 9, 1855, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; buried beside her infant son, Tommy.

ELIZABETH H. GARDNER died Dresden, Tenn., Feb. 5, 1855 in her 39th year; w/o Jeptha Gardner.

MARGARET J. WHALEY d/o William and Nancy Whaley, died Dec. 27, 1854 aged 21 years, 7 months, 6 days; mention of her sister, Mary Hazlewood.

MARTHA S. EASON died January 5, 1855; d/o George A. and Elizabeth Duncan; born Nov. 23, 1826; joined MEC 1843; md 1851 to Alexander Eason.

WILLIAM B. MOORE died DeKalb Co., Tenn., Dec. 21, 1854; s/o Lemuel and Katharine Moore; born Dec. 2, 1822. Smith's Fork, Tenn.


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JONATHAN W. BUTLER born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Jan. 22, 1821; md Rosaline M. Ayres, d/o B. W. Ayres, July 2O, 1842; moved to Carroll Co., Ark. where he died Dec. 7, 1854.

ELIZA ANN CARDWELL widow of Z. W. Cardwell; d/o John and Sarah Doak, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Jan. 31, 1825; died Red River Co., Texas, Jan. 5, 1855; moved to Texas in 1848; a baby of hers died in 1850 and in a few months her husband and two sons died.

MARY HERON w/o Andrew Heron died Hamilton Co., Tenn., Jan. 27, 1855 aged 54 years.

WILLIAM S. TOMLINSON died Stewart Co., Tenn., Jan. 24, 1855 aged 28 years, 3 months, 12 days; a resolution of respect by New Portland Lodge #208, Masons, not dated.

PATSY G. GARDNER d/o Robert and Patsy Carter, born Chester Dist., S.C. July 9, 18-4 /third numeral completely faded out/; moved to Carroll Co., Tenn. 1830; md William A. Gardner, July 28, 1831; died Nov. 26, 1854.

ELIZABETH POWELL w/o Elias Powell born Feb. 25, 1773; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 15, 1854.

ELIZABETH JANE NOLAN d/o William M. and Mildred Nolan, died Shelby Co., Ky., in her 10th year; no death date given.

SARAH RINER born Brunswick Co., Va., 1797; md Jacob Riner, 1814; moved in 1835 to Giles Co., Va.; died Nov. 17, 1854.


March 1, 1855

JULIA B. BRIGGS w/o W. M. Briggs, died Tyree Springs, Tenn., July 31, 1851, aged about 44 years; left widower, 6 children.

LOVY LEWIS infant d/o Rev. Dixon W. and Nancy Lewis, died Washington City D. C., Jan. 5, 1855.

THEOPHALUS MOORE SHELTON s/o William and Sarah A. Shelton, born Dec. 1, 1853; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Feb. 4, 1855.

HARRIET DORSEY d/o John H. and Harriet Dorsey, born Baltimore, Md., Feb. 23, 1828; died New Orleans, La., Jan. 12, 1855.

RICHARD HUGHES s/o Col. R. E. and Amanda M. Hughes died recently. Col. R. E. HUGHES s/o Elijah and Frances Hughes, born Robertson Co., Tenn., Sept. 25, 1805; died Turnersville, Tenn., Jan. 24, 1855; typhoid fever.

JOSEPH M. FLOOD died Logan Co., Ky., August 12, 1854 in her 21st year.

NANCY MAGOWAN d/o Dominick and Elizabeth Harrison; w/o Abram Magowan, born Frederick Co., Va., April 12, 1801; md at age 18; died Murfreesboro, Tenn., September 11, 1854.

ELIZABETH JANE DABNEY widow of Dr. Samuel Dabney, died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Jan. 14, 1855. Maiden name, Harrison.

DIANNA McKEE, nee Winter, born London, March 20, 1816; moved to Pendleton Dist., S.C.; md Thomas J. McKee, Dec. 18, 1836; moved to Randolph Co., Ala. in 1842, then to Newton Co., Miss., Jan. 1852 where she died Dec. 11, 1854.

ADALINE T. GLEAVES w/o John Gleaves died Wilson Co., Tenn., Dec. 19, 1854; born Feb. 5, 1826.

JAMES KIRKPATRICK died Montgomery Co., Ky., Oct. 1, 1854 in his 63rd year.

MARTHA ELLEN HOOSER d/o Daniel and Margaret Hooser, died Feb. 7, 1855 aged not quite 11 years old. Todd Co., Ky.

JOHN T. NICHOLSON died at residence of his father, Cordy Nicholson, Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 8, 1855, in his 26th year.


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Mrs. HANNAH IREDELL died Dec. 1, 1854 at residence of her son-in-law, Pleasant Maynor; born Va.; lived last 35-40 years nr. Nashville, Tenn.

GINNETTEE GRIFFIN d/o Thomas and Charlotte Shurly, born Jan. 3, 1800; md John Griffin, Sept. 1822; died Jan. 1, 1855.

LAURA CROCKRELL only d/o her parents /names not given/, born August 31, 1853; died Feb. 6, 1855.


March 8, 1855

NANCY E. S. CLARDY d/o R. and T. H. Clardy, born June 7, 1828; md W. B. Norville, Feb. 3, 1852; joined MEC 1843; died Nov. 21, 1854. Bedford Co., Tenn.

LOUISA R. FINCH d/o J. Huggins; born Feb. 29, 1833; md J. R. Finch, Feb. 2, 1853; died Feb. 14, 1855.

RICHARD GREEN died Horny /Horry/Dist., S.C., Jan. 11, 1855 aged 76 years; served under command of Francis Marion in the Revolutionary War.

Resolutions of Respect for Rev. JOHN LANE who died Dec. 17, 1854; by Shiloh Lodge #202, Masons, dated Feb. 19, 1855.

AMANDA SIMMONS d/o Merrill and Jane Simmons born Giles Co., Tenn., May 9, 1839; died Dec. 25, 1854.

ABRAHAM PHILLIPS died Lagrange Furnace, Stewart Co., Tenn., Jan. 27, 1855 in his 83rd year. Born in Hamburg, Germany; came to U.S. at age 19 and settled at first in New Jersey; moved to Pa., and md there to Abigal Warden who was born May 18, 1783 and who died Sept. 24, 1854.

SALLY COFFMAN died Hopkins Co., Ky., Dec. 16, 1854 in her 78th year; born in Pa.; moved to Shelby Co., Ky. at age of 7 years; md Henry Coffman in 1802.

JAMES L. TERRENCE born March 28, 1834; died Feb. 7, 1855; s/o Adam and Grizzell Terrence of Lawrence Co., Ala.

Mrs. JUDITH M. BURCH died at residence of B. M. Burch, Pulaski, Tenn., Feb. 14, 1855 aged 76 years.

E. S. NORVELL w/o W. B. Norvell; d/o T. H. Clark, born June 7, 1828.

MINERVA R. MURRELL w/o G. M. Murrell of Tahlequah Dist., Cherokee Nation, born Cherokee Agency, east Tenn., Jan. 26, 1818; died Jan. 14, 1855.

MARGARET F. SPENCER d/o Rev. Thomas C. Spencer of Charlotte Co., Va. and granddaughter of Capt. John Fennell of same county, born Jan. 19, 1833 and died Feb. 5, 1855; typhoid fever.

MAHALA C. REAVES w/o William R. Reaves died Jan. 30, 1855 aged about 34 years. Maury Co., Tenn.

Dr. THOMAS N. LOVE died Columbus, Miss., Jan. 23, 1855 after an illness of nearly 5 months; left wife and other relatives.

ISAAC FOSTER s/o William S. and Nancy Foster, died Dec. 14, 1854, aged 18 years, l month, 22 days, of typhoid fever. His sister, NANCY JANE FOSTER, died Jan. 2, 1855 aged 21 years, 5 months.

DELIA A. WILLIAMS w/o E. C. Williams; d/o Isaac and Lavinia Holeman died Gilmer, Texas, Jan. 18, 1855 aged 19 years, l month; born Lincoln Co., Tenn.; md Feb. 2, 1854.

W. K. PICKENS died Cleveland, Tenn., Jan. 2, 1855 in his 42nd year; joined MECS Jan. 2, 1848; left widow, 4 children and aged mother.

ELIZABETH ANN STRAYHORN w/o Isaac N. Strayhorn; d/o Samuel and Isabella Wilson, born Hickman Co., Ky., Nov. 7, 1833; md Feb. 9, 1854; died Dec. 30, 1854.


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Mrs. MINA WILLIAMSON born Smithland, Ky., died Feb. 6, 1855; md G. D. Williamson 1850 whom she left with two small children.

J. B. SMITH died Smithland, Ky., Feb. 6, 1855; s/o J. H. and Rhoda Smith, formerly of Virginia; left widow, aged parents.

LUCY MARGARET SETTLE d/o Hamilton and Lockey Settle; died Lick Creek, Stewart Co., Tenn., Jan. 7, 1855 aged 16 years, 11 months, 18 days.

NANCY MARY BROWDER d/o James M. and Parthenia Browder, born July 10, 1849 and died January 21, 1855.


March 15, 1855

G. P. PARKS died Jackson Co., Ala., Dec. 9, 1854; also, R. C. PARKS who died Dec. 17, 1854 aged 3 years, 6 months; son of Robert and Clarinda Parks.

EUGENIA PICKERING d/o William T. and Nancy L. Pickering; died Feb. 13, 1855, Williamson Co., Tenn., aged 14 months "wanting one day."

MARY ELIZABETH BEVARLY d/o Wm. H. and A. B. Bevarly, died Grant Co., Ky., Dec. 29, 1854 aged 3 years, 9 months, 9 days.

MINERVA JONES w/o Dr. J. M. Jones; d/o George C. Conrad; md 1847; died Springfield, Tenn., Feb. 17, 1855 leaving widower and a son and daughter.

Colonel SAMUEL MARTIN died Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 21, 1855 in his 71st year.

WYATT ELLIS born Brunswick Co., Va., 1802; md Emily Hampton, 1830; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn. 1832; died there, Feb. 7, 1855.

PETER CHEATHAM born Amelia Co., Va., April 25, 1779; died Jan. 14, 1855 nr. Holly Springs, Miss. at residence of son-in-law, Rev. Samuel Davidson.

ELIZABETH ROBERTS d/o Elijah and Sarah Denton; died White Co., Tenn., Jan. 11, 1855; born White Co., Tenn., March 12, 1832; md July 12, 1848.

SOPHIA ANN HOLMAN w/o William S. Holman; d/o William and Nancy Robb of Rutherford Co., Tenn., born July 15, 1816; died Feb. 5, 1855.

STERLING PHILIPS born Brunswick Co., Va., Jan. 1772; md Mary Williams and moved to S.C.; then to Ala.; died Jan. 12, 1855.

ELIZABETH SUTTLE w/o William Suttle, born Fairfax Co., Va., March 7, 1777; md at age 20; moved to Giles Co., Tenn. 1828 and in 1849 to Robertson Co., Tenn.; died Feb. 20, 1855.

JOHN McWHORTER s/o Moses and Margaret McWhorter, born Anderson Co., Tenn.; at age 18 fought Seminole Indians; settled in Genesee Valley, Ala.; moved to Warsaw, Ala., then to Monroe Co., Miss., then to Itawamba Co., Miss. where he died Feb. 10, 1855.

MARTHA ELLEN HOOSER d/o Daniel and Margaret Hooser, born August 26, 1843; died Feb. 7, 1855. "Little Mattie."

REBECCA CAROLINE GOZA w/o Rev. George W. Goza; d/o James and Penelepa Walker; died Copiah Co., Miss., Jan. 21, 1855 in her 39th year; born Ala.

JOSEPH F. HARD died Nashville, Tenn. in his 42nd year; no death date given; left widow and 7 children.

NONA STANFILL w/o John F. Stanfill; d/o Major James D. and Elizabeth Easley, died Centreville, Tenn., Jan. 13, 1855 in her 27th year.

Rev. MICHAEL HOLT born Orange Co., N.C., August 1, 1790; died Feb. 18, 1855; local MECS preacher.

NANCY CRUMLEY d/o C. and E. Crumley; born Sullivan Co., Tenn.; died Feb. 18, 1855.

JAMES GARDNER oldest s/o Rev. James L. and Eliza Gardner; died DeKalb Co., Ala., Feb. 16, 1855 aged about 7 years.


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March 22, 1855

MARGARET ALEXANDER died Allen Co., Ky., Feb. 12, 1855. Born Montgomery Co., Va., June 22, 1788; d/o Adam and Mary Wygal; moved to Ky., 18l0; md Maben Alexander 1812.

ELIZABETH CROZIER d/o Roger and Margaret Barton; w/o Col. Arthur Crozier; died suddenly near White Plains, Benton Co., Ala., Feb. 18, 1855; native of Frederick Co., Va.; lived in Anderson Co., Tenn. for 30 years but moved to Benton County in 1836.

MOLLY MORRISON w/o Capt. George Morrison died Sullivan Co., Tenn., Jan. 21, 1855 in her 75th year.

ELIZABETH B. MOORE HOGE d/o James Moore, Jr., a lineal descendant of Rev. Samuel Rutherford of Scotland whose family were captured by Indians in 1784; born Feb. 25, 1818; md Rev. Dr. John B. Hoge, Dec. 1, 1836; died Russell Co., Va., January 20, 1855.

BURTON BROWN born Wake Co., N.C., Nov. 25, 1801; died Feb. 27, 1855; moved to east Tenn. but in a year moved to Allen Co., Ky. where he lived and died; left widow, 7 children.

NANCY H. PERRY d/o Eli and Sarah L. White; w/o Eli Perry; all of Humphreys Co., Tenn.; born April 2, 1833; md Sept. 20, 1850; died Jan. 10, 1855.

LOUIS LUTTRELL died Knox Co., Tenn., Feb. 5, 1855; born Ambrose Co., Va.; his parents and family moved to Tenn. when he was ten years old and settled in Knox County. "By his industry and good economy he accumulated a comfortable living."

JOHN REAVES died Grayson Co., Va., Sept. 9, 1854 in his 26th year, leaving a widow and 4 children.

THOMAS NEWTON MARKHAM born Bedford Co., Va., July 1826; moved to Ky. 1832; "killed while assisting in turning a flat-bottom boat," Feb. 13, 1855 in Muhlenburg Co., Ky.

Miss POLLY DILS born Jan. 17, 1807; died Feb. 5, 1855; d/o Harman and Elizabeth Dils.

JOHN EASTERLY born Va., Nov. 18, 1785; died Grainger Co., Tenn., March 1, 1855; moved to east Tenn. when about 9 years old and settled in Greene Co. where he lived and died.

NANCY CAMPBELL died Kingsport, Tenn., Dec. 29, 1854 in her 15th year.

JAMES R. WILSON s/o John and Louisa Wilson, born Dec. 9, 1832; died on White Oak Creek, Stewart Co., Tenn., January 2, 1855.

JOHN CALLOWAY TAYLOR COOPER s/o widow, Sarah Cooper; grandson of Dr. M. and Caroline D. E. M. Reid; died March 3, 1855, a few weeks after his father had died. Long Run, Jefferson Co., Ky.

JESSE E. ELLIS, Esq., died Robertson Co., Tenn., Jan. 29, 1855 in his 52nd year.

AGNES C. JONES died DeKalb Co., Tenn., Nov. 25, 1854 in her 42nd year; md James C. Jones, Dec. 22, 1832; mother of 13 children.

SERIAH MARGARET NORWOOD d/o S.C. and Jane Norwood, died Bledsoe Co., Tenn., Feb. 23, 1855 aged 7 years; scarlet fever.

MARY G. KIRKPATRICK oldest d/o Samuel and Susan Kirkpatrick, born Oct. 21, 1836; died Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 16, 1855; had been a member of the MECS but in September 1854 became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

JAMES B. HOWARD s/o J. P. and Sarah Howard; born Coffee Co., Tenn., Sept. 21, 1831; died Dec. 4, 1854.


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SARAH HOWARD widow of William Howard, born Rowan Co., N.C., Sept. 18, 1774; died Nov. 22, 1854; moved to Tenn. with husband in 1813 and settled in Lincoln Co. and later moved to Coffee Co. and settled on Elk Creek where she lived and died.


March 29, 1855

SARAH CATHARINE BELL w/o John W. Bell, Todd Co., Ky., d/o W. C. and S. B. Browder of Logan Co., Ky.; died Feb. 15, 1855.

Mrs. SWITZER of Christian Co., Ky., born Va., May 16, 1836; moved to Christian Co., Ky. 1852; died January 18, 1855.

ELIZABETH McCARDY d/o T. and S. Swift; w/o L. C. McCardy, died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Jan. 21, 1855 in her 35th year.

JOHN NICHOLAS DRUMGOOLE s/o Edward and Mary Frances Drumgoole, the latter given as Mary Frances Nolley, presumably her maiden name; born Northampton Co., N.C., Dec. 10, 1831; died New Orleans, Dec. 26, 1854.

MARGARET ALLEN w/o Capt. John F. Allen, Morgan Co., Ala., born May 27, 1814; died March 5, 1855; md twice; first to a Mr. Love, secondly to Allen, Dec. 19, 1833. Her maiden name: Fennel.

ELIZABETH MERCER w/o Daniel Mercer; d/o William and Elizabeth Fields; died Abingdon, Va., Jan. 17, 1855 in her 37th year.

SALLIE J. H. SCRUGGS oldest d/o A. F. Scruggs died Nelson Co., Ky., Dec. 22, 1854 in her 17th year; typhoid fever.


April 5, 1855

Resolutions of Respect for JOHN A. INGRAM who died Muhlenburg Co., Ky., March 11, 1855 aged 35 years; by Muhlenburg Division #29, Sons of Temperance; not dated.

Mrs. WALKER w/o Richard Walker, only surviving brother of Rev. James Walker; died Rhea Co., Tenn., Jan. 21, 1855 in her 55th year.

HANNAH WATSON w/o Hugh Watson, died March 7, 1855; mother-in-law of Rev. E. Hogue; born York Dist., S.C., 1774; moved to Tenn., then to Miss., then back to Tenn., then to Saline Co., Ark., on Lost Creek, where she died.

Mrs. A. M. F. G. SQUIRES d/o Joseph and Sarah Willis, born abt. 1828 in Barren Co., Ky.; md Uriah E. Squires 1846 and moved to Marshall Co., Tenn.; died Jan. 7, 1855; left widower and "two dear little boys."

MARY FRANCES JACKSON w/o D. C. Jackson; d/o T. and M. M. Rodes, born Nelson Co., Ky., Dec. 22, 1829; md April 18, 1852; died Coffee Co., Tenn., Jan. 31, 1855.


April 12, 1855

LUCY A. JORDAN d/o Dennis and Nancy Kendrick; w/o Howell T. Jordan, born Granville Co., N.C., July 22, 1824; md Oct. 28, 1841; died Mar. 19, 1855.

ELIZABETH GILBERT d/o Jesse and Elizabeth Gilbert, died August 24, 1854 in her 24th year; joined MECS at New Hope Church in Franklin Co., Tenn., August 17, 1847.

ELISHA M. JONES born Louisa Co., Va., Oct. 23, 1809; moved to Franklin Co., Tenn. 1829; died Dec. 25, 1854 "after a long, lingering consumption."

RICHMOND T. HARRIS, grandson of T. W. Atkinson of New Providence, Tenn., died at Sailors' Rest, March 18, 1855; born Feb. 23, 1834; joined MECS 1853.

MARY RUTH McLENDON d/o Henry Ware and Sarah E. McLendon, died Henry Co., Ga., Nov. 1, 1854 in her 4th year; her father predeceased her; surviving were her mother and two brothers.


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FRANCIS T. NUNN died Barron Co., Ky., Nov. 1, 1854 aged 26 years.


April 19, 1855

SILAS G. CLARK died Dec. 16, 1854 in his 27th year; joined MECS 1852.

Rev. GERARD VAN BUREN born Hackensack, New Jersey, July 24, 1793; moved at about age 14 to Ky.; md Sarah Elford, 1814 who died 1819 leaving him with 3 children; md Mrs. Mary Paine, 1832; licensed to preach, MEC, 1822; member of the Tenn. and Memphis conferences; located in 1846 and served as presiding elder on the Brownsville circuit, Memphis Conference, 1847; died Haywood Co., Tenn., March 17, 1855.


April 26, 1855

Rev. THOMAS CALHOUN, a Cumberland Presbyterian preacher, died recently in Wilson Co., Tenn.

Rev. WILSON HEARNE of Wilson Co., Tenn. died in Nashville, Tenn., April 18, 1855.

ELIZABETH C. LENOIR w/o W. F. Lenoir, died of consumption, Philadelphia, Tenn., Jan. 10, 1855 in her 35th year; d/o Thornton and Mary Goddard of McMinn Co., Tenn.; md 1841; one of her children, JOHN ALBERT LENOIR, died of scarlet fever, February 26, 1855.

GEORGE ANN SEXTON d/o Peter and Aphia M. Sexton, died Stewart Co., Tenn. April 6, 1855 aged 3 years, l month and 13 days.

WILLIAM C. DANIEL, Boston, Texas, died Nov. 3, 1854 aged about 35 years; native of Tenn. but lived in Bowie Co., Texas for last twelve years.

MATILDA NASH w/o M. V. Nash; d/o Jacob and Rebecca Sharp, Campbell Co., Tenn., died Sept. 14, 1854; born Jan. 20, 1832; md July 24, 1851; one of her children died October 11, 1853.


May 3, 1855

MARGARET DURHAM died Boyle Co., Ky., Feb. 25, 1855 in her 73rd year; widow of Benjamin Durham; hospitable to Methodist preachers.

SARAH COLLIER died Jan. 28, 1855 in her 56th year, of pneumonia; md V. L. Collier in 1818.

MICHAEL SMISER born Feb. 8, 1774; died April 8, 1855; lived a long time in Oldham Co., Ky. where he died.

W. B. CRAIG died Perry Co., Tenn. of consumption, Feb. 1, 1855 in his 72nd year.

MARTHA A. FORD only d/o James and Elizabeth Green; born Montgomery Co., N.C., March 24, 1830; moved to Marshall Co., Ky.; joined MECS, August 2, 1846; md J. A. C. Ford, March 1847; died Macon Co., Ill., Jan. 30, 1855, leaving widower, 4 children.

THOMAS BARRETT died Hawkins Co., Tenn., Jan. 7, 1855 aged about 84 years.

MARY JANE STEPHENSON w/o E. G. Stephenson; d/o William H. and Martha M. Hudgens, died Lovelaceville, Ky., April 19, 1855 in her 19th year.

ELIZA ANN LACKEY w/o T. S. Lackey, died Canton, Ky., March 1855.

Mrs. CARLESS w/o Thomas Carless died April 17, 1855.

ELIZA BRIDGES w/o J. L. Bridges; d/o James Gettys, died Athens, April 12, 1855; consumption; born April 12, 1831; member of Presbyterian Church.


May 10, 1855

MAGGIE SCOBEE d/o S. S. Scobee, born July 11, 1851; died Feb. 22, 1855; accompanied by a 4 verse poem entitled "Maggie."

ISAAC WORTHINGTON born Muhlenburg Co., Ky.; died Washington Co., Miss., March 28, 1855 nearly 63 years old; left widow, 8 children.


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ROBERT RUCKLE born Dublin, Ireland, July 16, 1795; died Nashville, Tenn., April l5, 1855; came to U.S. with father's family; to Baltimore; he went to Pittsburg, Pa., then to Cincinnati where he died.

Of the twin sons of Rev. H. Y. and Eliza Garrison, JIMMIE, died aged 14 months, 5 days; no death date given.

MARY ROACH died Grainger Co., Tenn., March 6, 1855 in her 38th year; d/o John T. and Susanne Curl; w/o William Roach; left widower and 4 small children.

DAVID APPLE died Jackson Co., Tenn., Feb. 14, 1855 aged 75 years.

WILLIAM CAPERS RHODES s/o Rev. J. W. and Laurinda M. Rhodes, died Monticello, Florida, April 1, 1855 aged 11 months, 16 days.

JANE BLAKE w/o M. W. Blake, died Humphreys Co., Tenn., April 9, 1855 aged about 31 years.


May 17, 1855

SAMUEL SALE died April 19, 1855; one of 11 children.

Resolutions of Respect for Rev. JOSEPH FOSHEE who died in Monroe Co., Tenn., April 2, 1855, a member of the board of trustees of Hiwassee College; by staff of this college, dated April 3, 1855.

BETTIE WHITE WEBSTER w/o Richard A. Webster, Taylor Co., Ky.; d/o Francis and Judith Cowherd, born Jan. 25, 1832; died March 21, 1855.

ELIZA BOARD d/o Noah and Ann Morrison and sister of Rev. William H. Morrison of the Louisville Conference, born Fayette Co., Pa., 1833; moved to Ky. about 2 years ago; md Joel Board, April 18, 1854 and died Feb. 25, 1855.

ELIZABETH E. OUTLAW w/o George W. Outlaw; d/o Seth and Margaret Outlaw; born Stewart Co., Tenn., March 26, 1826; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., March 12, 1855; left widower, 3 children.

MARY VIRGINIA COXE d/o Richard and Amelia D. Coxe, born Louisville, Ky., Sept. 16, 1848; died Jefferson Co., Ky., March 26, 1855.

SARAH Y. MOORE w/o D. C. Moore; d/o Samuel Phillips; born Bedford Co., Tenn., Nov. 19, 1811; died Randolph Co., Ark., March 11, 1855; leaving widower, 8 children.

ELIZABETH J. ROW w/o Com. P. Row, born Bowling Green, Ky., Sept. 10, 1828; died Butler Co., Ky., January 31, 1855.

JAMES A. SHIELDS born Buckingham Co., Va., May 29, 183O; died Warren Co., Ky., Feb. 19, 1855.

SUSANNAH VAUGHT w/o Andrew Vaught; d/o George and Catharine Kisling; sister of Rev. John Kisling of the Indiana Conference; born Wythe Co., Va., Nov. 19, 1798; md at age 17; in 1827 moved to Indiana and the next spring moved to Pulaski Co., Ky. where she lived and died Nov. 19, 1854.

FRANCES JOSEPHINE SCHONBRUN w/o Morris Schonbrun, Newport, Ky., died March 26, 1855 in her 21st year.

Resolutions of Respect for CAROLINE M. A. WALL who died recently; by Eureka Lodge #34, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, dated April 5, 1855.

JAMES GAY s/o Samuel Gay, died Jackson Co., Ala., March 11, 1855.

MARY JANE CHAMBERLIN d/o George W. and Martha A. T. Chamberlin, Sullivan Co., Tenn., granddaughter of Major John and Jane Fleming and grand niece of Rev. David Fleming of the Holston Conf.; she died March 26, 1855.

Dr. THOMAS B. TROTMAN, Franklin Co., Tenn., died March 19, 1855 aged about 33 years, of diabetes; s/o Thomas Trotman of Noxubee Co., Miss.


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VIOLET HAMILTON d/o John Hamilton (deceased) and Eliza Hamilton; died April 25, 1855 in her 17th year.

JOHN M. LOVELL born Halifax Co., N.C.; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn. about 1804; died there April 21, 1855 in his 78th year.

SARAH COLLIER born Feb. 6, 1799; md V. S. Collier 1818; died Jan. 28, 1855.

LOGAN J. PUCKETT s/o Charles R. and Elizabeth Puckett of Wilson Co., Tenn., died Oct. 17, 1854 in his 29th year.

JANE M. HUCKABEE d/o Major Joseph and Delilah Huckabee, died March 3, 1855 aged 14 years, 11 months, 26 days.


May 24, 1855

CAROLINE M. A. WALL w/o Dr. Alexander S. Wall, born Fayette Co., Ga., Dec. 14, 1832; moved to Texas in 1851, soon after their marriage.

Rev. WILSON HEARNE died April 17, 1855 aged 66 years, nearly 50 of which years he had lived on a farm 6 miles east of Lebanon, Tenn.; left widow and children.

WASHINGTON HOOD born Sumner Co., Tenn., Nov. 12, 1808; moved to Ky.; md Elizabeth Martin 1830; died April 13, 1855.

Rev. JOSEPH FOSHEE died April 2, 1855 aged 54 years; his widow, ELENOR FOSHEE, died and was buried 10 days after his demise.

Resolutions for Respect for THOMAS E. HALE who died March 12, 1855; by Shiloh Lodge, #202, Masons, dated April 14, 1855.

SAMUEL W. HARPER born Sumner Co., Tenn., Jan. 1, 1803; died Gibson Co., Tenn., April 5, 1855; md Jane Tinsly.

BARBARA J. HAGGARD w/o Rev. R. M. Haggard, died Tullahoma, Tenn., March 25, 1855; born Sept. 11, 1820; joined MEC 1841.

WILLIAM WESLEY EVANS born Lawrence Co., Tenn., Oct. 10, 1836; died "Pleasant Retreat", the family residence, March 30, 1855; s/o William W. and Cynthia Evans.

SOPHIA SUSAN WALKER w/o Lawrence W. Walker, Noxubee Co., Miss., died March 27, 1855; d/o Drury B. and Sarah Cade; born Wilkes Co., Ga., June 22, 1813; md Greene Co., Ala., Dec. 20, 1827.

ANN ELIZA WILLIAMS d/o S.C. and Mary Williams, born August 5, 1854; died March 27, 1855.

ELIZABETH E. ROBY died Fleming Co., Ky., March 17, 1855 aged 18 years, l month, 13 days.

ELMIRA J. BELL w/o Francis H. Bell, died March 14, 1855.

THOMAS McBROOM died DeKalb Co., Ala., March 28, 1855 in his 78th year; of a "nervous affection."

FRANCES CAMPBELL d/o Joseph and Frances Campbell, died Feb. 28, 1855 aged 8 years, 3 months, 23 days.

FANNIE SWEET d/o S. M. Sweet, died March 29, 1855.

Mrs. MARTHA SIMPSON died Smithland, Ky., April 1855.

HENRY WELLINGTON WOFFORD s/o James and Mary E. Wofford, died in Stewart Co., Tenn.; no death date given.

MARY ELIZABETH THOMAS d/o William L. and Minerva Thomas, died aged 2 months, 15 days; no death date given.


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May 31, 1855

Rev. PHILIP LINDSLEY died Nashville, Tenn., May 25, 1855; born nr. Morristown, New Jersey, November 1786; graduate of Princeton College and was a professor there 12 years; became president of Nashville University in 1824.

WILLIAM BURR RAWLEY only child of Rev. R. Rawley, died Nashville, Tenn., May 23, 1855 aged about 15 months.

ELIZABETH ANN HASWELL w/o J. G. Haswell; d/o John and Ann Bowden, died Hardinsburg, Ky., Feb. 18, 1855 in her 33rd year.

SARAH L. PELHAM d/o Thomas and Catharine Eubank; w/o Col. C. H. Pelham; born Clark Co., Ky., Sept. 9, 1798; md April 1, 1814; joined MEC, Jan. 1821; moved to Batesville, Ark. 1825, where she died Feb. 28, 1855.

Resolutions of Respect for ANDREW JACKSON TITUS, past high priest of the order honoring him, Harmony Chapter #15, Masons, Clarksville, Texas, dated April 13, 1855.

JAMES ALFRED PRUNNER s/o George A. and Catharine Prunner, died Russell Co., Va., April 28, 1855 in his 15th year.

SARAH ELIZABETH ELLIS d/o Hardy and Martha D. Ellis, born Nov. 2, 1835; died May 26, 1855. Kentucky.

SUSAN MARGARET ROBERTS w/o W. Roberts, born May 13, 1831; died May 2, 1855 near Cleveland, Tenn.

JOSEPH HOSEA MARTIN NORTHCOTT only s/o B. F. and Mary R. Northcott, died March 1, 1855 aged eight and 1/2 months. Gibson Co., Tenn.


June 7, 1855

Rev. ROBERT DONNELL "one of the fathers and founders of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church", died Athens, Ala., May 24, 1855.

PREWETTINA PARKER d/o Taylor T. and Castina A. Parker, died Aberdeen, Miss., May 25, 1855 aged 1 year, 12 days.

PLEASANT LEIPER died Cleveland, Tenn., April 28, 1855 in his 36th year.

WILLIAM R. BROWN "more familiarly called good Billy Brown", died April 26, 1855; s/o Raleigh and Nancy Brown; born 1799, Brunswick Co., Va.; joined MEC 1816; md 1827.

MARY M. PARKS born Jan. 12, 1821; died April 9, 1855, Jackson Co., Ala.

MARY E. BABER died. Davidson Co., Tenn. in residence of R. A. Rozelle, May 13, 1855; born Wilson Co., Tenn., March 13, 1835; an orphan.

SARAH BLOCKER d/o John H. and Susannah Cole; born Robertson Co., Tenn., March 16, 1813; died January 8, 1855.

MARMADUKE LAMB born Nov. 20, 1790; died Greene Co., Tenn., March 3, 1855.


June 14, 1855

ELIZABETH GRUBS died Greene Co., Tenn., Feb. 22, 1855 in her 79th year.

GREEN B. WILLIAMS died May 22, 1855.

Rev. N.C. EDMUNDSON born Anderson Co., Tenn., 1829; father died when he was young; md E. Griffith d/o W. S. Griffith of Jasper, 1851; died Mar. 25, 1855.

PEARCY DUNCAN w/o John Duncan; d/o Groves and Mary Sharp; born Williamson Co., Tenn., May 17, 1805; died Hardin Co., Tenn., May 11, 1855.

Col. WILLIAM FLY born Northampton Co., N.C., Sept. 11, 1794; moved with father, John Fly, and family in 1796 to Williamson Co., Tenn.; then moved to Maury Co., Tenn.; md Mary d/o Andrew Mitchell, 1810; moved to Yalobusha Co., Miss. 1833; in 1836 moved to Madison Co., then in 1853 moved to Brazoria, Texas; died Feb. 28, 1855.


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Resolutions of Respect for WASHINGTON HOOD, minister, who died in Callaway Co., Ky., April 18, 1855 and for 13 years pastor in "this" quarterly conference; by Quarterly Conf. of Murray Circuit, April 21, 1855.

ELIZA A. McBRIDE d/o John and Hannah E. W. McBride, died April 4, 1855 in her 17th year; joined MECS at Mt. Nebo, Maury Co., Tenn., about 6 years ago.

MARY W. APPLE w/o G. W. Apple; d/o Henry L. and Rebecca McDaniel, born Jackson Co., Tenn., Dec. 15, 1824; md Dec. 12, 1839; joined MEC Oct. 1841; died May 21, 1855; mother of 5 children, the oldest having died in infancy.

Mrs. JUDITH JOHNSON born and raised in Virginia; moved to Daviess Co., Ky. about 15 years ago; died of a stroke, McLean Co., Ky., April 30, 1855.

EMELINE BOARD w/o Nathan Board, died near Hardinsburg, Ky., May 22, 1855; left widower, 5 or 6 children.

ELLEN REED infant d/o W. A. and M. A. Reid, Murfreesboro, Tenn., died May 22, 1855.

MARTHA J. GILMER w/o Francis M. Gilmer, Sr., born Nov. 26, 1790; joined MEC 1809; moved from Broad River in Virginia to Montgomery Co., Ala. 1818 where she lived and died May 20, 1855.

JANE BYRON WRIGHT d/o James C. and Rebecca L. Wright, died April 6, 1855 in her 8th year.

Miss MARY CULLOM died Livingston, Tenn., recently, in her 20th year.


June 21, 1855

WILLIAM R. TADLOCK drowned in the Cumberland River when the wire bridge collapsed June 16, 1855; employee of the Methodist Publishing House. Another person, son of Mrs. Bradshaw, drowned at the same time.

NANCY BLANKENSHIP w/o Abel Blankenship, born Prince Edward Co., Va., Sept. 16, 1770; died Wilson Co., Tenn., April 4, 1855.

Dr. THOMAS T. TAYLOR s/o Rev. George Taylor of the Louisville Conf., born April 6, 1829; died Adair Co., Ky., May 10, 1855.

GRACE WHEAT w/o John Wheat, Copiah Co., Miss., born Feb. 17, 1779; died April 12, 1855.

CYNTHIA MARGARET COBB born Dec. 24, 1833; died May 24, 1855; d/o William and Mary Scott; md March 26, 1852.

WILLIAM A. SHORT born Northampton Co., N.C., Nov. 17, 1821; died May 16, 1855

SUSANNAH B. DAVIS d/o William and Sarah Davis, born Overton Co., Tenn., April 23, 1834; died in same county, Jan. 26, 1855.

BETHIRE L. DAVIS d/o M. and Sarah Davis, born Jan. 26, 1833; died Overton Co., Tenn., May 10, 1855.

ELIZABETH ROBINSON d/o John and Sarah Whillock, born Pittsylvania Co., Va., Dec. 16, 1777; died May 7, 1855; md Jacob Robinson of Washington Co., Tenn., August 7, 1794; mother of 14 children, 2 of whom died in infancy.

MAHALA S. CARDWELL died May 22, 1855 in her 55th year; md Thomas Cardwell Feb. 8, 1826.

MARY CARDWELL d/o Rev. Parren Cardwell, died Hopkins Co., Ky., May 30, 1855 in her 60th year.

SARAH EMILY SCARBOROUGH d/o John and Emily Scarborough, born Aug. 26, 1849; died May 30, 1855; scarlet fever.


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FREDERICA ALEXANDER McBROOM d/o E. C. and M. J. L. McBroom died Cherokee Ala., May 31, 1855 aged 3 years, 4 months, 20 days.


June 28, 1855

PREWITTINA BARKER d/o Baylor T. and Castina A. Barker died Aberdeen, Miss. May 25, 1855 aged 1 year, 12 days; a corrected obituary.

CAROLINE M. CHRISTIAN w/o Thomas T. Christian of Cave Spring Circuit, Ga. Conference; d/o Noah Roberts; died May 25, 1855; born Salisbury, N.C., August 13, 1832; md Oct. 10, 1850.

JOSHUA JEFFREYS s/o John J. and Mary Jeffreys died Greenville, Ky., June 7, 1855 in his 17th year; Baptist.

JACOB KILLINGSWORTH HILL s/o John and Sarah Hill; born Richland Dist., S.C., Jan. 9, 1795; moved to Jefferson Co., Miss. 1801; md Rebecca G. Sims, May 16, 1816; joined MEC in fall of 1817; moved to Copiah Co., Miss. Dec. 1823; died May 17, 1855.

Resolutions of Respect for THOMAS P. KNOTT who died Marion Co., Ky., May 5, 1855 aged 56 years, 8 months, 13 days; by fellow members of the Raywick Division #45, sons of Temperance; not dated.

GEORGE WASHINGTON McBEATH born Wayne Co., Ky., March 10, 1811; md Dorinda T. Price, Jan. 22, 1837; died Adair Co., Ky., Feb. 24, 1855.

O. SUMMERFIELD s/o Dr. George A. and Mary Sykes died recently aged 9 years, 10 months.

Mrs. SARAH BOYCE died May 31, 1855 in her 73rd year.

FRANCES JOYNER d/o Ephraim and Sarah Stanfield; w/o Alfred B. Joyner; born August 25, 1813; md March 17, 1836; died June 6, 1855, Haywood Co., Tenn.

ANDREW J. HILL s/o John and Sarah Hill; born Jefferson Co., Miss., April 14, 1814; md E. B. Jinkins, Dec. 11, 1834; died May 8, 1855.

TABITHA ELLEN WALTON d/o Willis R. and Mary P. Walton, born Nov. 9, 1854; died May 28, 1855.

HANNAH M. HAYS w/o Asa Hays; d/o Richard and Milley Gott; died Feb. 16, 1855 aged 30 years.

JOHN W. ALLEN s/o Rev. J. N. and Nancy Allen of Livingston Circuit, Tenn. Conf., died Feb. 28, 1855 aged 1 month, 9 days.


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