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



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January 3, 1856

Mrs. A. E. SMITH w/o Rev. James T. Smith of the Holston Conference; died at the residence of her father, Col. A. D. Smith, Johnson Co., Tenn., Dec. 4, 1855; born Jan. 11, 1834; md Oct. 6, 1853. Submitted by James Keys, Taylorsville, Tenn.

TABITHA WARNER d/o C. and Sarah Cargill; born Lawrence Dist., S.C., Oct. 1776; moved with husband, Thomas Warner, to Louisiana in 1804.

JOHN C. EDMONDSON born Nottoway Co., Va., Dec. 26, 1806; died Tishomingo Co., Miss., Oct. 16, 1855; md March 3, 1835 at his wife's parents', Daniel T. and Julia Coleman; joined MECS 1852. Submitted by his wife, Polly S. Edmondson.

SUSAN PERRY w/o James Perry; d/o William and Nancy Hamilton; born Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 10, 1835; md Jan. 26, 1853; died November 11, 1855.

JOHN M. ELAM born Nov. 10, 1813; md Ann N. Evans, Oct. 20, 1842; no death date. Resolutions of Respect for him by Montgomery Circuit, MECS, Tenn. Conference, dated Dec. 15, 1855.

ELIZABETH EDMONDSON d/o Charles H. and Louisa Edmondson died Fayetteville, Tenn., typhoid fever, aged 13 years; no death date given.

POLLEY TARPLEY, aged 68 or 70 years, died Dec. 5, 1855 at the residence of her brother, James A. Tarpley.

SARAH MATILDA WATTS d/o the late Rev. James Watson of the Miss. Conf.; w/o Josiah Watts; died Claiborne Parish, La., Sept. 23, 1855 aged 30 years.

JAMES A. M. McDOUGAL infant s/o Daniel and Mary A. McDougal; died Tishomingo Co., Miss., Oct. 22, 1855 aged 10 months, 5 days.


January 10, 1856

Dr. R. Y. REYNOLDS died Oct. 1855 in his 51st year; native of Ga.; moved to Miss. 1836 and resident of Monroe Co. for nearly 20 years; medical practitioner.

W. W. MORRIS born Breckinridge Co., Ky., Nov. 30, 1815; died Dec. 2, 1855. Resolutions of Respect for him by Big Spring Lodge #118, Masons, dated Dec. 18, 1855.

LUCY MARY GRISSOME born Adair Co., Ky., May 19, 1834; died Oct. 12, 1855.

SARAH T. CUNDIFF born Bedford Co., Va., Dec. 31, 1797; died Oct. 5, 1855; md Jonathan E. Cundiff, May 25, 1815. Her husband, JONATHAN E. CUNDIFF, born Bedford Co., Va., Feb. 18, 1788; died Duck River, Maury Co., Tenn., Oct. 17, 1855; moved to Tenn. 1838 and to Maury Co., Tenn. in 1840.

IDELLA NORTH d/o Rev. Henry B. and Martha North; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 21, 1855 in her 8th year.

ARCHER LOOMIS s/o Mrs. Nannie Loomis died Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 19, 1855 aged 4 years, 7 months.

LUCY HAMILTON d/o Rev. D. W. and M. M. Thompson born Sept. 17, 1854; died Sept. 10, 1855.

ALICE BLANCH THOMPSON d/o S. S. and J. E. Thompson born August 1, 1854; died Nov. 23, 1855.


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January 17, 1856

MALINDA HAYS d/o John and Mary Fritze; born 1809; md H. B. Hays, Oct. 15, 1830; died November 24, 1855, Johnson Co., Ark.

MARY JANE HUDSON w/o James W. Hudson, died Columbia, Tenn., Dec. 22, 1855 in her 22nd year.

ELIZABETH MARTIN widow of John Martin, Lauderdale Co., Ala., born Union Dist., S.C., July 5, 1787; died December 10, 1855.

MARY ELLEN PARKER d/o Dr. Robert Parker, Rutherford Co., Tenn., born Nov. 9, 1854; died tonsillitis, Dec. 12, 1855.


January 24, 1856

ELIZABETH DUVALL of Muhlenburg Co., Ky., no death date; from Laurette Boggers, Greenville, Ky., January 1856.

MARGARET EMELINE EASTERLY d/o Jacob and Margaret Easterly, born Greene Co., Tenn., Nov. 15, 1831; died Oct. 25, 1855.

HENRIETTA BLAKEMORE oldest d/o Thomas Blakemore died (no death date given); submitted by B. T. Crouch, Sr., LaGrange, Ky., January 9, 1856.

MARY K. WILKES w/o William H. Wilkes, died Dec. 27, 1855; alumna of Tenn. Conf. Female College; left widower, 3 daughters. Columbia, Tenn.

MARGARET ROBERTS died Daviess Co., Ky., December 13, 1855.

LUCINDA C. GOODRICH w/o Dr. E. W. Goodrich died Chestnut Grove, Tenn., Nov. 19, 1855 in her 30th year; left widower, 4 children.


January 31, 1856

Mrs. MARIAH A. ROBB died Shelby Co., Tenn., January 7, 1856.

SARAH FOWLER born Cumberland Co., Va., May 6, 1789; died Dec. 30, 1855; md Holeman R. Fowler; moved to Giles Co., Tenn. in 1811.

JANE MEALOR died Dec. 13, 1856; she was 68 years old last Christmas Day. Cornersville, Tenn.

REUBEN YARBROUGH born Mecklenburg Co., N.C., 1767; died Marshall Co., Tenn. Oct. 29, 1855; moved to Bedford Co., Tenn. 1819; son, George, mentioned.

STITH H. ANDREWS born Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 1819; died Dec. 20, 1855 in the county in which he was born.

JOHN W. RYAN died Jan. 13, 1856 in Springfield, Tenn.

VIRGINIA S. MILLER w/o A. Miller of Logan Co., Ky.; d/o Anderson Miller; born Jan. 3, 1813; joined MEC Sept. 1, 1832; md --19, 1833; died Nov. 9, 1855.

JANE ANN WATSON w/o Thaddeus C. Watson died Jan. 7, 1856; joined MECS at Pleasant Valley in 1849.

WILLIAM FLETCHER MILLER s/o A. and Virginia S. Miller born Oct. 5, 1834; joined MECS Nov. 12, 1854; died Sept. 8, 1855. Logan Co., Ky.

PARMELIA CAROLINE ALLSOBROOT died Franklin Co., Ala., Jan. 4, 1856 aged 33 years; d/o John Allen, Pontotoc Co., Miss.; md Thomas Bride; md William B. Allsobroot; left 2 children by first marriage; five by last marriage.

ANN FINLEY w/o Robert H. Green, died Jefferson Co., Ala.; born nr. Danville, Ky. 1801; moved to Abbeville Dist., S.C. 1827; md Jan. 15, 1828; moved then to Jefferson Co. Ala.; died August 13, 1855.


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February 7, 1856

JOHN SMITH died Overton Co., Tenn., September 25, 1855.

JANE ELROD w/o Adam Elrod; d/o Samuel and Isabella Laving; born Cannon Co., Tenn., June 27, 1818; died in that county, Dec. 29, 1855; left widower and 8 children.

ELIZABETH CLARDY SR. died Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 20, 1856 aged 66 years

ELIZA TENNESSEE PEAY born Nov. 24, 1840; died Jan. 8, 1856 from severe burn injuries; Williamson Co., Tenn.

ROBERT TUCKER born Va., 1800; died Giles Co., Tenn., Oct. 10, 1855; moved to Giles Co., Tenn. and md Jane Isaacs in 1846.

Dr. ALFRED MOORE born Brunswick Co., Va., Sept. 11, 1791; died Limestone Co., Ala., Jan. 7, 1856. "During the war of 1812 he served in the army in the capacity of surgeon with great credit."

COMFORT HICKS w/o Tolbert Hicks, died Madisonville, Tenn., Jan. 8, 1856 in her 48th year; md at age 16.

ELIZABETH ROSS w/o Daniel Ross; d/o John and Margaret Wooton; born Warren Co., Tenn., May 23, 1817; joined MEC August 1834; md Feb. 12, 1835; died November 1, 1855.


February 14, 1856

EVALINE HUNT w/o Franklin Hunt; d/o Thomas Vincent; born April 24, 1828; died Sullivan Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1855.

Resolutions of Respect for LEMUEL S. HOUSE who died recently; by Methodist Episcopal School, Clarksville, Tenn., dated Jan. 13, 1856.

CATHARINE A. HILLIARD w/o David M. Hilliard; died Jan. 25, 1856 aged 35 years; d/o William and Keziah Embry.

SALLY M. WILSON died Davidson Co., Tenn. at residence of her son-in-law, N. P. Gee, Jan. 13, 1856 in her 73rd year; born Dinwiddie Co., Va.; md Petersburg, Va. 1811; moved to Davidson Co. in 1835; her husband died in 1815.

THOLLY JONES of Henry Co., Tenn., died Dec. 20, 1855.

JOHN WALKER of Danville, Ky., died Jan. 17, 1856 from a fall in which he fractured a hip. "His sufferings were intense." Sexton of the church for nearly 14 years.

BENJAMIN SIMS born Va., 1776; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., Sept. 6, 1855.

WILLIAM LAY born Orange Co., Va., Feb. 19, 1777; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., Dec. 15, 1855; joined MEC 1813.

SAMUEL WILLIAM ALEXANDER GILLILAND s/o S. M. and Julia A. E. Gilliland, born Oct. 24, 1852; died Dec. 12, 1855. Big Creek, Miss.

WILLIAM McCOGY NEAL s/o H. and Nancy Neal died Giles Co., Va., Dec. 31, 1855 in his 22nd year.

HENRIETTA ANN ROZELL d/o Rev. A. B. and Ann Rozell; died Nov. 9, 1855 aged nearly five years.

THEOPHILUS FULGHUM died Davidson Co., Tenn., Jan. 13, 1856 aged 75 years.


February 21, 1856

CARTER LIVSY died March 25, 1855 in his 67th year; native of Franklin Co., Va.; moved with father, John Livsy, to Maury Co., Tenn., settling on Snow Creek; md Elizabeth Wright; moved in 1830 to Washington Co., Ill. where he died.


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ROBERT LIVSY died Oct. 14, 1855 in his 58th year; md Lida d/o Edmond Fitzgerald; about 25 years ago moved to Ill., a neighbor to his brother, Carter Livsy.

AMANDA M. CONNER w/o Samuel Conner; d/o Henry and Elizabeth Powell; born Nov. 23, 1822; md April 9, 1840; died Oct. 17, 1855. A. L. Conner also wrote that his father, ROBERT P. CONNER, died December 2, 1855.

ELIZABETH A. WALSTON w/o Turner Walston; died nr. Florence, Ala., aged about 63 years; no death date given. Submitted by John Walston, Oakland, Jan. 14, 1856.

SARAH PALMER w/o J. G. Palmer; d/o William and Elizabeth Sharp, Claiborne Co., Tenn.; died Feb. 25, 1856; born Dec. 16, 1816; joined MEC Dec. 1841; md Jan. 19, 1843.

Rev. JACOB A. BROWNING died Henry Co., Miss., Dec. 20, 1855.

CHARLOTTE BRASHEAR born 1787; md John Claycomb who died; in 1819 she md Joseph Brashear; died November 22, 1855.


February 28, 1856

Rev. RICHARD J. DUNGAN of Ky. Conference; died Feb. 9, 1856 in his 56th year; burial in Mt. Olivet Churchyard Feb. 10, 1856; began itinerant ministry, MEC, 1823; filled numerous appointments.

JAMES B. CRAWFORD born Montgomery Co., Md., Jan. 27, 1777; moved to Ky. and settled in Georgetown about 1800; md Mary Miller; died Dec. 27, 1855.

MARTHA JANE MALONE d/o J. A. and L. C. Malone, born Williamson Co., Tenn., March 29, 1839; died Feb. 4, 1856; joined MECS 1852.

JOHN KELLY born Simpson Co., Ky., Nov. 5, 1815; died Jan. 21, 1856; joined MEC 1833.

SUSANNAH CATHARINE SWIFT only d/o Thos. J. and E. C. Swift; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Jan. 24, 1856 aged 6 years, 6 months, 16 days. Also, EVIN A. L. SWIFT died Jan. 30, 1856 aged about 5 years.


March 6, 1856

NANCY DANLEY born Dec. 9, 1789; d/o Joshua and Jane Stamper; died Nov. 2, 1855.

ELIAS KINCHELOE, SR. died Jan. 22, 1856 in his 80th year; member of Chaplin Church, Nelson Co., Ky. for more than 40 years.

THOMAS C. LADD born May 17, 1832; died from accidental gunshot wound, Feb. 8, 1856. Titus Co., Texas.

ARAMINTA T. BENTLEY w/o L. M. Bentley; d/o Samuel L. Arrington; died Jan. 27, 1856 in her 32nd year.

FRANCIS ADAMS s/o John and Jane Adams; born York Dist., S.C., March 5, 1797; moved to Jefferson Co., Ala. 1818; joined MEC 1825; moved to Green Co., Ala. where he md Elizabeth McShann, March 27, 1828; died Itawamba Co., Miss., Oct. 23, 1855.

ANN ELIZA JANE ADAMS d/o Francis and Elizabeth Adams, born Green Co., Ala., Nov. 26, 1836; died Nov. 16, 1855; joined MECS 1849.

SUSANNAH E. SWENNEY w/o William Swenney; d/o John and Hannah Hunter; died Tishomingo Co., Miss., Jan. 1, 1856 in her 42nd year.

ELIZABETH A. WINFREE d/o John and Ann Jared; born July 18, 1837; died Feb. 4, 1856; joined MECS 1852.

MARTHA BALL w/o L. L. Ball, born Jan. 15, 1802; md Dec. 7, 1820; died Sept. 20, 1844.


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Rev. THOMAS BILBO died Rehoboth, Ala., Jan. 9, 1856 in his 52nd year; born N.C., Sept. 7, 1804; joined Tenn. Conf., 1823 as MEC preacher; filled several appointments; supernumerary 1831; re-admitted to Ala. Conf. 1847.


March 13, 1856

JOHN E. ALLMAN born Stewart Co., Tenn., Oct. 11, 1828; md Mary Ann Newberry of Weakley Co., Tenn., Jan. 1855; died nr. Bowling Green, Tenn., Dec. 20, 1855.

ELIZABETH JANE WELLS d/o Silas and Polly Wells, died Dec. 16, 1855 in her 22nd year; Centre Point, Ky.

SARAH E. REED d/o Thos. J. and Mary Reed, born Sept. 13, 1835; died Dec. 18, 1855, Calloway Co., Ky.; joined MECS 1852.

ANN ELIZABETH MORGAN d/o Randal and Naomi Morgan, born Blount Co., Ala., June 26, 1832; died at residence of uncle, Z. Berry, Marshall Co., Ala., Dec. 18, 1855 from an accidental gunshot discharge from the gun of her cousin, William Berry.

NANCY ANN BANKS w/o Thomas Banks; d/o William and Frances McGee, died Cumberland Iron Works, Stewart Co., Tenn., Feb. 27, 1856 aged 36 years.

MARGARET VIRGINIA EVANS w/o John L. Evans of Tazewell, Tenn., died Jan. 13, 1856 aged 23 years; d/o Benjamin and Ann Jane Sewell.

ANN JANE EVANS d/o John L. and Margaret Evans died scarlet fever, Jan. 24, 1856 aged 2 years, 7 months, 20 days.


March 20, 1856

SUSANNAH BEELER w/o A. Beeler; d/o Col. Samuel and Jane Estell of Ky., born Oct. 10, 1792; md Dec. 1, 1807; joined MEC April 1813; mother of 13 children; died Carroll Co., Miss., Dec. 24, 1855; her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Gambel of east Tenn. mentioned.

Dr. H. W. LEE died Stewart Co., Tenn., Dec. 31, 1855 in his 30 or 31 year.

JOHN LLOYD VANHOOK HOLLIDAY s/o Dr. James L. and Caroline J. Holliday; born St. Louis Co., Mo., Feb. 22, 1847; died November 7, 1855.

CORNELIA ANN ELMIRA WEBB d/o Peter and Sarah C. Gilpin; born Henry Co., Ala., March 4, 1838; moved with parents to north Ala. 1848 and then to Lafayette Co., Miss.; md Samuel Webb of Iredell Co., N.C., Feb. 8, 1855; died December 27, 1856.

MILTON CHAPPELL born 1834; died Bullitt Co., Ky., Dec. 28, 1855, consumption.

LOUISA STEVENSON d/o B. and Nancy Jackson; born and raised in Giles Co., Tenn.; md Coleman L. Stevenson, Jan. 28, 1855; died Feb. 1, 1856.

MARY ELLEN STEVENSON d/o W. M. and E. T. Stevenson, died Feb. 15, 1856 aged 2 years, 11 months. Shelbyville, Tenn.

WILLIE and MATTIE, children of N. R. and M. C. HOLDEN, died scarlet fever; one on Jan. 10, 1856; the other Jan. 26, 1856; Willie was nearly 6 years old; Mattie was nearly 3 years old.

SARAH AN POLK STEVENSON only d/o William P. and Malinda Stevenson, born March 3, 1850; died Feb. 10, 1856.

JONAS McDONALD died Montgomery Co., Va., Feb. 6, 1856 aged 85 years.

MARGARET ANN FONVILLE w/o F. F. Fonville, born Feb. 18, 1816; died Feb. 4, 1856.


March 27, 1856

WILLIAM ODELL, SR. born Washington Co., Tenn., March 29, 1795; died Cocke Co. Tenn., Jan. 18, 1856; joined MEC 1840. His wife, MARGARET ODELL, born Va., May 3, 1801; died Jan. 20, 1856, typhoid fever.

JOSEPH HARDISON died Stewart Co., Tenn., Jan. 28, 1856 about age 55.


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MARGARET ANN HOLT w/o Andrew J. Holt; d/o Eli and Rebecca Shelby, born Nov. 22, 1829; died Feb. 2, 1856.


April 3, 1856

Rev. LEWIS WILLS, native of Va., moved in youth to Johnson Co., Tenn.; died July 29, 1855 aged 71 years, 3 months, 28 days; MECS preacher.

SARAH CALDWELL w/o Col. R. D. Caldwell of Henry Co., Tenn.; d/o widow, Nancy Dupree; died Feb. 20, 1856; md Graves Co., Ky. 1833.

MARY PURYEAR d/o Dr. James S. and Martha Dyer, born Jackson Co., Tenn., Oct. 8, 1832; md Thomas Puryear, Sept. 13, 1855; died Feb. 18, 1856, Hartsville, Tenn.

SARAH W. HARRIS w/o John T. Harris; d/o William and Elizabeth Brown of Williamson Co., Tenn., born March 9, 1806; md Nov. 1, 1834; died Marshall Co., Tenn., Feb. 15, 1856.

HENRY MUSSELMAN born Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 14, 1791; moved to Lauderdale Co., Ala. 1823; joined MECS 1847; died Franklin Co., Ala., Jan. 14, 1856.

ELIZABETH J. BYERS d/o David and Rebecca Parks; born Pa.; moved to Ohio Co., Ky. 1836; md Anderson B. Byers 1845; died Dec. 11, 1855.

JOHN B. PERCISE, oldest citizen of Springfield, Tenn., died Feb. 14, 1856 "upwards" of 60 years.

DICKIE CHAPPELL born Halifax Co., Va., Feb. 19, 1790; md Susannah P. Tinsley 1818; moved to Maury Co., Tenn. 1821 where he died Feb. 26, 1856.

EVELINE E. JACKSON w/o N. G. Jackson; died nr. Lebanon, Tenn., Feb. 29, 1856; born April 19, 1829.

JOHN B. BLOUNT born Canada, May 8, 1808; came to U.S. when young; moved to Owingshide, Ky., 1840 where he died January 7, 1856.

CALVIN ELLA STRAIN d/o J. N. and K. F. Strain of Shelbyville, Ky., born April 26, 1852; died Jan. 29, 1856 at residence of Mrs. M. A. Price, Somerville, Ala.


April 10, 1856

ELIZABETH L. SHORT d/o Joseph and Louisa T. Lykes, died nr. Columbus, March 14, 1856; husband had died less than a year ago.

HANNAH ADELIA BATES youngest d/o Ezekial Bates; died Sevier Co., Tenn., March 17, 1856 in her 20th year in residence of W. Huffaker. "Delia."

AGNES BLAKE died Byhalia, Marshall Co., Miss., Jan. 18, 1856 in her 70th year; born in Va.; md William Blake 1808 and in 1818 moved to Madison Co., Ala.; in 1844 moved to Holmes Co., Miss.; after death of her husband she moved to Byhalia and lived with family of son-in-law, Isaac C. Foster; d/o Edmund and Jane Sale.


April 17, 1856

THOMAS K. LANKFORD born Oct. 17, 1836; died March 20, 1856. Columbia, Tenn.

FRANCIS BUTLER died March 22, 1856 in his 45th year; consumption.

JOHN WESLEY BEEKLEY born Md.; moved to Va.; died March 23, 1856 in his 79th year. Daviess Co., Ky.

JEMIMA M. RENFRO w/o Rev. Peter A. J. Renfro; born August 27, 1819; md April 22, 1844; died Blount Co., Ala., March 24, 1856.


April 24, 1856

F. R. GARRETT born Loudon Co., Va., 1803; died Harrison Co., Texas, March 8, 1856; moved to Texas in 1852.

RICHARD B. HARRIS born Powhatan Co., Va., 1806; moved to Ala. about 1810; in 1850 moved to Jackson Co., Ala. where he died March 11, 1856.

CATHARINE C. BINGHAM w/o Robert L. Bingham of Carrollton, Miss., died March 24, 1856 in her 28th year.


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May 1, 1856

ELIZA A. MILWARD d/o Joseph Milward, Sr.; d/o Leving and Elizabeth Ann Young; born Lexington, Ky., Jan. 10, 1808; md Jan. 11, 1826; they joined MEC Feb. 2, 1834. Died December 9, 1855.

ELIZABETH CALLAWAY died Hopkinsville, Ky., April 12, 1856 in her 83rd year; born Mecklenburg Co., Va., March 3, 1773; moved to Christian Co., Ky. 1818.

Tribute of Respect for EDWIN ADAMS who died March 23, 1856; by Paducah Temple of Honor, #9, Paducah, Ky., March 25, 1856.

Resolutions of Respect for Rev. JOHN MILLER who had died recently; he was a teacher in the Millersburg, Ky. male and female seminary; by the pupils of this school, dated March 18, 1856.

SARAH ANN DALTON w/o Andrew J. Dalton; born April 4, 1827; died Dec. 21, 1854.

MAHALA T. BUTLER born Dec. 23, 1829; joined MECS 1849; died Nov. 15, 1855.

ELIZABETH BELL died Robertson Co., Tenn., March 6, 1856 in her 50th year; d/o Rev. Thomas Gunn; w/o John Bell.

MARTHA J. NOLEN born Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 5, 1816; joined MEC 1835; md H. Webb who died; md W. M. Nolen; no death date given.

SUSAN JANE RANEY d/o Thomas and Ann Raney, died Montgomery Co., Tenn., March 27, 1856 in her 25th year.

HENRIETTA P. STEPHENSON w/o William J. Stephenson; d/o Robert A. and Mary J. Thompson, born Morgan Co., Ala., July 13, 1837; joined MECS Sept. 1851; md Oct. 12, 1853; died March 21, 1856.

MARY BALL born Fairfax Co., Va., May 4, 1788; md John Ball Sept. 1805; died Feb. 11, 1856.

CAROLINE A. STEPHENSON died Oct. 4, 1855.

MARGARET ANN RUTLAND w/o J. W. Rutland, born Anderson Co., Tenn., May 7, 1813; died Oct. 3, 1855. Franklin Co., Ala.

WILLIAM F. GUTHRIE died Henry Co., Tenn., Oct. 10, 1855 in his 70th year; native of Lancaster Co., S.C.

WILSON BRUCE of Montgomery Co., Tenn., born Raleigh, N.C. Dec. 25, 1777; joined MEC 1801; died Oct. 19, 1855.

B. MOSLEY died Henderson Co., Ky., March 12, 1856; moved from Chesterfield Co., Va. to Henderson Co., Ky. in 1811.

Dr. SAMUEL C. McWHIRTER died Rutherford Co., Tenn., April 2, 1856.

MATTIE R. KING w/o Rev. E. King, born Centreville, Bibb Co., Ala., March 9, 1835; died Sparta, Tenn., April 8, 1856.

RACHEL MATHENY died March 19, 1856 aged 74 years.

DOSHEA ANN PANDORA ELENOR SPENCER only child of Dr. E. B. and Elizabeth Spencer of Lee Co., Va., died Jan. 5, 1856 aged about 23 months.


May 8, 1856

ANN ELIZA BARNES w/o Robert A. Barnes, died Nashville, Tenn., April 19, 1856.

REBECCA MESSICK w/o John Messick, born 1791; md 1809; joined MEC 1821; died Shelby Co., Ky., April 17, 1856.

NANCY SPARKS born N.C.; moved to Tenn.; md Oct. 7, 1802; died Wilson Co., Tenn., April 7, 1856 in her 79th year.

CHARLOTTE L. LEWIS died Madison Co., Ala., Jan. 20, 1856 in her 41st year.


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RICHARD S. OWEN born Shelby Co., Ky., Nov. 18, 1798; joined MEC Oct. 11, 1819; md Myrtilla Brooking, April 3, 1823; died April 13, 1856.


May 15, 1856

SARAH DRUCILLA GILLESPIE d/o Samuel and Mary Hodge, formerly of Ga., died Pine Bluff, Ark., April 8, 1856 in her 28th year.

NANCY G. MAYFIELD d/o George Mayfield; d/o James and Sarah Hensley; died Jan. 7, 1856 in her 19th year.

NANCY TEMPLE born Bedford Co., Tenn., Dec. 31, 1832; md Robert Temple, Nov. 14, 1856; died March 5, 1856, Marshall Co., Tenn.; d/o R. Steagall.

SIBBELLAR FOWLKES d/o Richard and Jane Harrison; md George T. Fowlkes, July 1844; died nr. Goodlettsville, Tenn., March 21, 1856.

Mrs. SARAH F. MOORE died Robertson Co., Tenn., April 25, 1856 in her 29th year.

CHARLES RHOTON FLEMING died April 26, 1856, Kingston, Tenn., in his 19th year.

CORNELIA S. JACKSON w/o Abraham Jackson, died Wilson Co., Tenn., April 27, 1856 aged about 26 years.

JOHN FRANCIS RONALA second and youngest s/o G. J. and Lucy E. Ronola; born Dec. 7, 1854; died April 16, 1856.


May 22, 1856

Mrs. GABRELLIA PEARSON died Caseyville, Ky., March 29, 1856 aged 18 years.

GEORGE WHITTEN died Wayne Co., Tenn., April 27, 1856; born S.C., 1787.

Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH EVANS died Nashville, Tenn., May 10, 1856 in her 35th year; d/o Moses and Sabra Odom; md Thomas W. Evans 1840; an uncle, Joseph T. Elliston mentioned; she had lost her child, a "lovely little daughter."

GEORGE W. ADAMS born Sept. 23, 1830; died Weakley Co., Tenn., March 29, 1856.

Rev. WILLIAM C. REYNOLDS born 1800; family settled in Hawkins Co., Tenn. 1806; licensed to preach, MEC; died Polk Co., Tenn., April 3, 1856.

SUSAN G. STONE w/o Rev. John J. Stone, born Abbeville Dist., S.C., March 21, 1809; died March 25, 1856; cancer. Pontotoc Co., Miss.

PHILIP BROWN died Jan. 6, 1856 in his 45th year, Gallatin, Tenn.; had once lived in "wicked" Memphis, Tenn.

ZILLAH E. OFFICER born April 16, 1831; she died April 16, 1856.

CHARLES HARRIS died scarlet fever, April 27, 1856 aged 4 years; JENNIE HARRIS died scarlet fever, April 29, 1856, aged 12 years; children of John H. Harris. Courtland, Ala.

JACOB McCRAW born Surry Co., N.C. 1823; moved to Overton Co., Tenn.; md Nancy Davis; no death date given.

NATHANIEL OVERALL died Dyer Co., Tenn., April 3, 1856.


May 29, 1856

JAMES C. TARRANT, local MECS preacher, born S.C., June 14, 1807; died Oct. 23, 1855, typhoid fever; md a daughter of W. Sharp.

JOSHUA G. HICKERSON born Wilkes Co., N.C., July 11, 1794; moved to Davidson Co. Tenn. when young; died April 25, 1856.

MARY JANE GILL died May 6, 1856 nr. Somerville, Ala. in her 20th year.

ALICE VIRGINIA SPEIGHT died Charlotte, Tenn., April 12, 1856, nearly 11 years old.


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ELIZABETH MEDORA McCURDY d/o, T. S. and Martha A. J. McCurdy, died Montgomery Co., Tenn., March 24, 1856 aged 9 years, l5 days.


June 5, 1856

Mrs. LAURA VIRGINIA CROUCH born Louisville, Ky., Feb. 25, 1834; md N. A. Crouch, Feb. 27, 1855; died May 7, 1856; her sister and she had died within 36 hours of one another; daughters of John H. Applegate, Bardstown, Ky.

CHARLES E. RAND of Boston, Mass., died May 26, 1856; drowned in the Cumberland River. Resolutions of Respect for him by Young Men's Lyceum, no date given.

Dr. WILLIAM PEYTON HART died Columbia, Tenn., Nov. 15, 1855 in his 36th year; formerly of Ky.; graduate of Louisville Medical Institute; moved to Columbia, Tenn. 1849 where he died.

MOSES CURTIS died Cherokee Co., N.C., May 9, 1856 aged 46 years; md Harriet Huckby.

ELIZABETH LOUISA REED d/o Rev. William McD. Abbott, born Carrolton, Sept. 10, 1836; md John Reed, Nov. 23, 1854; died Covington, Ky., May 13, 1856.

MARTHA ANN BOWEN w/o James A. Bowen, born Dec. 20, 1831; died April 29, 1856; d/o James R. and Susan Wood, formerly of Anson Co., N.C.

KENNETH L. McELWRATH born Bedford Co., Jan. 7, 1830; md Elizabeth Thompson, May 31, 1855; died April 8, 1856; joined MECS 1848. Shelbyville, Tenn.

LUTHER ELLIS died Daviess Co., Ky., March 14, 1856.


June 12, 1856

NANCY JONES w/o George W. Jones of Buncombe Co., N.C., born Wilkes Co., N.C., March 29, 1789; md March 11, 1811; died May 22, 1856; joined MEC August 1824; burial at Old Sardis Meetinghouse cemetery.

Mrs. MARY JANE PEEBLES died Williamson Co., Tenn., March 1, 1856 in her 32nd year.

MARTHA ANN BENNETT MALOCH d/o J. H. and W. J. Maloch of Tishomingo, Miss., died May 19, 1856 aged 12 years, 9 months.

EMMA ELIZA ELLIS w/o Joseph F. Ellis; born Lawrence Dist., S.C., 1833; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. at age 10; md 1852; died Madison Co., Ala., April 12, 1856; joined MECS 1852.


June 19, 1856

IRENE RANDOLPH, nee Downard, w/o Rev. William Randolph of Louisville Conf., born Campbell Co., Ky., Jan. 6, 1832; md 1850; died April 12, 1856.

LUCINDA BOLINGER born Halifax Co., Va., 1804; died May 13, 1856.

ESTHER ELLIOTT born middle Tenn.; died nr. Athens, Ala., May 27, 1856 in her 47th year; d/o William and Sarah Brown; md John H. Elliott, Dec. 1825 and moved to Limestone Co., Ala. where she died.

Rev. DANIEL LYLE born Jefferson Co., Tenn., Feb. 3, 1791; died "near the spot of his nativity," May 13, 1856; local MECS preacher.

JOHN HUNT, Esq. born Franklin Co., N.C., 1781; moved to Tenn., 1796; died May 2, 1856.

MARTHA R. HARRIS w/o Isaac W. Harris; d/o Jennett and Jane Hassell; died Sumner Co., Tenn., May 15, 1856 aged 37 years, 11 months, 13 days. Born June 3, 1818; md March 12, 1839; joined MEC in her 17th year.

MARY ALICE REED w/o R. D. Reed of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; d/o Rev. Benjamin Peoples, died Feb. 7, 1856.

ELIZA E. ELY w/o William S. Ely, died Walnut Hill, Va., April 6, 1856 in her 22nd year.


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June 26, 1856

MARTHA F. PARKER w/o Wiley A. Parker, died Austin Co., Texas, May 27, 1856 aged 24 years; born Sumter Co., Ala.; with parents, Stephen and Ann H. Burt, moved to Lowndes Co., Miss.; md July 19, 1855, Carroll Co., Miss. and in same year moved to Austin Co., Texas.

SUSAN CHESNUTT w/o Samuel Chesnutt, died St. Clair, Hawkins Co., Tenn., May l2, 1856 in her 54th Year.

SAMUEL JAMES McBRIDE born Maury Co., Tenn., July 3l, 1831; died in same, June 7, 1856; joined MECS September 1854.

JANE HARKREADER born Davidson Co., Tenn., 1817; md Sylvanus Harkreader 1836; died Wilson Co., Tenn., April 7, 1856.

JULIA ANN D. CHOATE w/o William Choate; d/o James and Olive Mathews, born August 14, 1830; md 1854; died May 14, 1856.

JOHN McCLAIN, Esq. died Blount Co., Tenn., April 22, 1856 in his 46th year.

MITCHEL JOHNSTON died Clinton Co., Ky., May 31, 1856; born Oct. 26, 1802; joined MECS August 1854.


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