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



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July 3, 1856

REBECCA SULLINS w/o Nathan Sullins; d/o Rev. Morris Mitchell, died May 27, 1856 in her 68th year; born Knox Co., Tenn.

MARTHA E. GATLIN w/o E. C. Gatlin; d/o William and Maria Williams; died Stewart Co., Tenn., March 30, 1856 in her 29th year; joined MEC 1842; md 1843.

ELIZABETH BYBUS died Warren Co., Tenn., April 24, 1856; born Va., Nov. 1, 1814; md Rev. Joseph Bybus 1836.

PERLIMNEY G. KEMBLE born Feb. 21, 1813; died Morgan Co., Ala., May 25, 1856 at residence of brother-in-law, Rev. John P. Mosely.

LUCINDA D. BOURNE died April 16, 1856 leaving widower, 6 children.

EGBERT N. NORTHINGTON died May 20, 1856 in 21st year; s/o David Northington. His cousin, FELIX NORTHINGTON, s/o Michael Northington, died May 20, 1856; had been an orphan from childhood; he had a brother, Samuel Northington.

ROBERT GRIMES died Jan. 7, 1856; middle-aged man. Leitchfield, Ky.

PERMELIA F. FORT w/o Hilliard Fort; died Carroll Co., Tenn., April 15, 1856 in her 26th year.

ELIZABETH WIGGS w/o Needham Wiggs; d/o Jesse and Hannah Radford, born March 11, 1815; died May 21, 1856, Marshall Co., Tenn.


July 10, 1856

Rev. ELIJAH HOWARD born Washington Co., Md., Feb. 10, 1770; died Covington, Ky., April 24, 1856; moved to Bourbon Co., Ky. 1791; md Elizabeth Smith 1797; buried beside wife in Covington, Ky. cemetery.

MARY P. HENDERSON d/o William and Eleanor Henderson, born April 15, 1821; died June 4, 1856. Giles Co., Tenn.

MARTHA E. ANDERSON d/o Samson and Elizabeth Anderson, died May 3, 1856, Allen Co., Ky.; born Oct. 24, 1832; joined MECS 1852.

ISAAC SKILLMAN died Scott Co., Ky., March 8, 1856; born Loudon Co., Va., Oct. 14, 1772; md Nancy Whitely; moved to Bourbon Co., Ky. 1816; wife died 1831 and 3 years later he md Patsy Crawford; moved from Bourbon Co. to Scott Co., Ky.


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MALINDA LEGRAND w/o John Legrand, died Warren Co., Ky., May 3, 1856 in her 27th year.

ABRAHAM HEWLEY born Fairfax Co., Va., August 16, 1775; died Wilson Co., Tenn., May 27, 1856; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn. 1818; then to Wilson Co. in 1814.

Rev. JAMES T. SAWRIE born S.C.; raised in Sumner Co., Tenn.; moved to Ark. 1854; died June 13, 1856; a MECS preacher.

NANCY STALLINGS d/o Rev. Edward and Elizabeth Osteen; born Sept. 11, 1836; died May 23, 1856.

LUCY J. CARR d/o Turner and Barbara Margraves, born Dec. 5, 1829; died April 11, 1856.

Miss MARY ANN BURTON born April 24, 1834; died Feb. 22, 1856; joined MECS 1852. Scotsville, Ky.

LORRIMER S. P. BURGESS born April 8, 1851; died June 11, 1856. Giles Co., Tenn.


July 17, 1856

MELISSA PEARSALL d/o Burnett and Lucy Bruce; born Clark Co., Ky., Oct. 7, 1810; md Isaac Pearsall Nov. 27, 1827; died April 26, 1856. Winchester, Ky.

JOHN EDWARD OSTEEN died May 26, 1856 at age 16 years; ELIZABETH JENNINGS OSTEEN died June 20, 1856, aged 13 years, 10 months, 20 days; children of William J. and Minerva Osteen. Bedford Co., Tenn.

Resolutions of Respect for GEORGE L. WARE who died June 15, 1856 aged 19 years; by order of W. P. and R. S., Spenceburg Division, #144, dated June 16, 1856.

ELIZABETH CURFMAN w/o John Curfman of Davidson Co., Tenn., died Dickson Co., Tenn., June 22, 1856 aged 56 years.

Dr. ROBERT R. YOUNG born Castlefin, Donegal Co., Ireland, July 16, 1785; died Monroe Co., Tenn., May 13, 1856; came to U.S. when young; medical practitioner.

ELIZABETH H. GAYLE w/o John Gayle; died So. Frankfort, Ky., June 28, 1856; born King and Queen Co., Va., August 27, 1803; moved to Ky. in 1811; joined MEC 1826.

JAMES HAISLIP born Granville Co., N.C., April 11, 1788; served in War of 1812; died June 9, 1856.

JOHN H. CURETON s/o Rev. William and Mary Cureton, born Cocke Co., Tenn., May 24, 1842; died June 18, 1856.

ROSA A. DANIEL born 1824; died April 12, 1856.

CYNTHA ANN PEARSALL d/o John and Nancy Pearsall; born Clark Co., Ky., Feb. 28. 1815; died April 1856.

JOHN McLIN HAYES born March 11, 1810; died Marshall Co., Tenn., June 8, 1856.

WILLIAM H. BOISSEAU born Dinwiddie Co., Va., April 1, 1805; moved to Ky. 1836; died Robertson Co., Tenn., May 4, 1856, leaving widow, 8 children.

ISAAC N. NORRIS s/o James and Nancy Hatcher Norris born Jan. 11, 1834; died Hunt Co., Texas, June 5, 1856.


July 24, 1856

LUCY C. BLANTON d/o Thomas and Elizabeth Wakefield; md J. S. Blanton 1852; died April 6, 1856. Franklin Co., Tenn.

MINERVA J. PHILIPS died May 30, 1856 aged 25 years.


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Resolutions of Respect for JOSEPH O. NELSON, born Orange Co., N.C.; moved to Ky. 1805; died June 24, 1856, Adair Co., Ky.; by Gradyville Lodge #251, Masons, dated July 5, 1856.

JOHN H. WRIGHT s/o John O. and Amanda Wright died Edgefield, Tenn., July 6, 1856 aged about 6 years.


July 31, 1856

JUDITH E. HARRIS w/o John W. Harris; born Madison Co., Ala., June 19, 1806; died Franklin Co., Ala., July 26, 1856.

Rev. JOEL TATUM born Halifax Co., N.C., Nov. 19, 1782; md Nancy Denson 1803; joined MEC 1800; moved to Jackson Co., Tenn. 1808; thence to Madison Co., Ala. 1820; to Morgan Co., Ala. 1848 where he died March 20, 1856; veteran of the War of 1812.

NANCY D. EVANS d/o Daniel D. and Ally Evans, born Feb. 27, 1831; died May 18, 1851.

REBECCA P. EVANS d/o Daniel D. and Ally Evans; w/o Porter Hughart, born Sept. 2, 1834; md Feb. 1, 1855; died April 12, 1856.

ALBERT BOOKER died June 25, 1856 aged about 36 years; nr. Columbia, Tenn.

NANCY SMITH d/o Jesse and Patience Watkins, born Sept. 27, 1779; joined MEC 1812; died April 18, 1856.

THOMAS J. CAMERON died Smithville Hotel, July 15, 1856 in his 30th year.

BENJAMIN C. THOMPSON died July 6, 1856 aged 22 years.

RICE F. ROSS born Wilkes Co., Ga., Dec. 3, 1776; died Floyd Co., Ga., April 8, 1856; joined MEC 1835.


August 7, 1856

MARY A. MOORE w/o D. S. B. Moore, born April 12, 1815; md May 14, 1835; died Centreville, Tenn., July 5, 1856.

GROSS SCRUGGS born Bedford Co., Va.; moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. about 1804; then to Ala. in 1811; died July 20, 1856.

DRUCILLA Y. RICHEY, nee Abernathy, w/o W. A. Richey, md Jan. 25, 1855; died Lawrence Co., Tenn., June 24, 1856.

OPHELIA MARIA PALMER w/o Joseph B. Palmer; d/o Lafayette and Eliza Burrus; born April 7, 1835; died July 8, 1856; joined MECS 1846.

MARY MUNSEY w/o Rev. David Munsey born Russell Co., Va., Oct. 1, 1784; died in same, May 29, 1856.

JOHN W. WHILHITE died Greene Co., Tenn., July 13, 1856 in his 58th year.

JAMES A. TAYLOR born March 1, 1822; md Sophia C. Babb, Oct. 5, 1843; died Wilson Co., Tenn., May 22, 1856.

TAZEWELL S. DILLON died Columbia, Tenn., May 4, 1856 in his 34th year.


August 14, 1856

ROBERT H. ABERNATHY died Pulaski, Tenn., Feb. 8, 1856 in his 23rd year; s/o William D. Abernathy, dec.; member of firm, Stacy, Roy & Co., Pulaski.

ELIZABETH GREEN w/o Robert Green, died July 28, 1856 nr. Springfield, Tenn.

ELIZA A. D. JACKSON w/o Dr. James M. Jackson; died at residence of her mother, Martha A. Price, Somerville, Ala., July 26, 1856; md Nov. 6, 1850; born Dec. 8, 1826.

JAMES F. LOVELESS born Nov. 11, 1829; joined MEC 1842; died typhoid fever, June 9, 1856.


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MARY P. JONES d/o John and Nancy Jones died Springfield, Tenn., June 29 1856 in her 63rd year.

MARY BOY died Sullivan Co., Tenn., July 24, 1856 in her 80th year.


August 21, 1856

JULIET SPURRIER born nr. Baltimore, Md., July 6, 1793; died July 20, 1856.

Rev. JOHN H. WASHINGTON born Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 29, 1836; licensed to preach, MECS, 1856; died July 23, 1856, from injury in falling from his horse.

MARY A. FULLILOVE w/o T. J. Fullilove, died May 30, 1856 in her 35th year.

ELIZABETH EELBECK w/o Henry Eelbeck, born Va.; md August 20, 1838; died Franklin, Tenn., July 31, 1856 in her 54th year.

NANCY P. CALDWELL born Dinwiddie Co., Va., Feb. 8, 1773; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., July 22, 1856; moved to Robertson Co., Tenn. 1809.

Miss MARY E. FERGUSON died July 30, 1856 aged 22 years.

MARY ARNOLD w/o Henry R. Arnold died Rutherford Co., Tenn., July 5, 1856.


August 26, 1856

JOSEPHINE RALSTON w/o Rev. T. N. Ralston of the Ky. Conference; d/o Arthur and Martha Thompson; born Danville, Ky., March 10, 1808; md April 21, 1830; died nr. Lexington, Ky., August 6, 1856.

MARY ELIZA HARNEY widow of Major Robert B. Harney; only d/o Jacob Miller; died nr. Elkton, Tenn., July 17, 1856. Born Brunswick Co., Va., August 1802; moved to Giles Co., Tenn. 1828; md 1831.

MARY ELIZABETH MARKS w/o Carroll M. Marks; d/o Nathaniel and Martha Graves, born Giles Co., Tenn., Feb. 11, 1828; died July 26, 1856, flux.

EDMUND SHOCKENEY died Henry Co., Ky., in 28th year; no death date given.

Dr. THEODORICK M. HERRIFORD born Va., April 3, 1824; md A. E. Chamblis 1852; joined MEC 1842; died August 2, 1856, Madison Co., Ala.

JOHN CAMERON s/o John and Mary Cameron, born Cumberland Co., N.C., Aug. 8, 1804; moved to Ala. at age 17; died Feb. 27, 1856 nr. Gordo, Alabama.

ESTHER SMILEY widow of Daniel Smiley; d/o William and Elizabeth Richey, died April 16, 1856 in her 84th year; moved from Va. to Marrowbone, Ky. 1800.


September 4, 1856

ELIZABETH TUCKER MALONE born Sussex Co., Va., Dec. 23, 1798; d/o Thomas and Mary Malone; died Limestone Co., Ala., August 11, 1856; md Thomas Hill Malone, Nov. 21, 1815.

Rev. ROBERT McCOLLUM born S.C., March 1, 1779; died Dycusburg, Ky., April 26, 1856; licensed to preach, MEC, Nov. 7, 1812; ordained deacon, Nov. 2, 1823; ordained elder, Oct. 20, 1830.

Resolutions of Respect for DOROTHY S. PETER who died July 31, 1856 in her 16th year of typhoid flux; d/o Heli and Dorothy Peter; by Maxville Division, #168, Sons of Temperance, Maxville, Ky., dated August 9, 1856.

CHARLOTTE BROCK w/o Martin Brock; died Clarke Co., Ky., August 9, 1856 aged 34 years.

JOHN D. BEASLEY s/o Liberty and Mary W. Beasley, born Feb. 10, 1827; md Mary d/o William Hunter, Marshall Co., Tenn., about 18 months ago; died April 8, 1856.

WILBUR M. F. DIVINE s/o Kinsman and Elizabeth Divine, died Madison Co., Miss., August 9, 1856 aged 17 years.


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PETTIE B. GILL youngest d/o T. O. and Maria B. Gill, born Jan. 26, 1835; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., June 14, 1856; joined MECS August 6, 1853.

SUSAN ANN ELIZABETH REED d/o late John Reed, born Nov. 1, 1834; died July 27, 1856.

CAROLINE M. DAVIS born July 28, 1822; died July 2, 1856. McMinnville, Tenn.


September 11, 1856

SARAH NORTON w/o John Norton of Lexington, Ky., died July 25, 1856; joined MEC York, Pa.; md June 1807 and settled in Lexington, Ky.

PHOEBE BRINKER w/o James Brinker, born Logan Co., Ky., Feb. 8, 1796; d/o Joseph and Margaret Morgan; moved to west Tenn. 1814; she and husband moved hence to Ala. where she joined MEC 1826; moved to Miss. 1846; died Chickasaw, Miss., July 21, 1856.

R. A. DAVIS died August 26, 1856; he was a mason and was given a Masonic funeral. Resolutions of Respect for him, who died "this morning", August 26, 1856, in his 33rd year; by Western Star Lodge, #9, Springfield, Tenn., dated August 26, 1856.

SUSAN B. DAY d/o James O. and Sarah Day; died nr. Knoxville, Tenn., July 26 1856 aged 12 years.

CLEMENTINE JANE EDDE d/o William and Sarah Edde, born August 8, 1845; died August 6, 1856.

MARTHA ADALINE JACKSON w/o Gen. George W. Jackson, born Sept. 1, 1826; md July 17, 1845; died July 15, 1856.

EFFIE ANN SMALL died August 2, 1856 in her 25th year, Mason Co., Ky.

Resolutions of Respect for ELIZABETH MOODY, w/o William Moody who died recently; by Sandy Hill Division, #106, Sons of Temperance, dated August 9, 1856.

CAROLINE TROTT w/o Pinkney Trott, died Knox Co., Tenn., August 5, 1856 aged about 26 years.

ANDREW J. MASSENGALE born Wrightsboro, Ga., Dec. 12, 1817; moved to Augusta 1838; joined MEC August 1840; died on Lookout Mountain, August 16, 1856; consumption.

Mrs. MARTHA COMBS WEBB born Charlotte Co., Va. 1806; died in Ark. July 7, 1856.

MARY HARRIS born Grainger Co., Tenn., 1818; died July 15, 1856; d/o Leroy and Rebecca Pullen; raised and educated by her aunt and uncle, Jane and John Ogle; md Rice Harris who died in 1850 leaving her with 5 children.


September 18, 1856

SAMUEL H. ELLSWORTH died East Windsor, Conn., where he had been born, July 31, 1856 in his 23rd year; had lived in Forsyth, Georgia.

Rev. J. J. JONES died Chattanooga, Tenn., August 27, 1856; born Sullivan Co., Tenn.; licensed to preach, MEC, 1844; ordained deacon 1850; ordained elder 1854.

Resolutions of Respect for JAMES W. BRITTAIN who died August 12, 1856; by Caney Spring Lodge #94, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, dated Sept. 1, 1856.

REBECCA R. MALONE w/o Robert N. Malone of Limestone Co., Ala. died July 20, 1856.


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NANCY W. DUFFEL w/o Rev. T. S. Duffel; d/o James and Sarah Dilday of Humphreys Co., Tenn., born S.C., Feb. 13, 1828; md April 14, 1853; died Stewart Co., Tenn., July 15, 1856.

MARTHA ELLEN LIDDON d/o Benjamin F. and Mary Ann Liddon, died nr. Danville, Miss., August 23, 1856 aged 14 years.

WILLIAM HULL, aged 53 years, died July 17, 1856. Lockport, Ky.

MARY H. RAIFORD d/o Maurice and Patience Raiford, died nr. Cataula, Ga., August 17, 1856 aged about 18 years.

LAURA ELENORA CALDWELL only d/o Robert and Martha Caldwell, died Charlotte, Tenn., July 30, 1856 in her 14th year.

WILBER VESTAL s/o James Vestal, died Oct. 27, 1852 aged 22 months; HORTENSE VESTAL d/o of same, died July 16, 1852 aged 10 days old.

NANCY G. HINSON d/o H. B. and Emily Hinson, died DeSoto Co., Miss., no death date given; born March 2, 1827.

MARY ELIZABETH HUGHES second d/o L. D. and Drucilla M. Hughes, born Smith Co., Tenn., Jan. 18. 1848; died Butler Co., Ky., August 29, 1856.

PERLINA ELIZA DOTSON d/o E. B. and Angeline Dotson of Clifton, Tenn., born Sept. 17, 1851; died August 19, 1856.

JAMES JOHNSON s/o Isaac Johnson, died McLean Co., Ky., August 12, 1856 aged 7 years.


September 25, 1856

EUGENIA ANN ALLMAN w/o Major G. T. Allman; died at residence of her father, Dr. T. J. Kennedy in Cornersville, Tenn., August 9, 1856 in her 24th year.

IDELLA CATHARINE SAWRIE w/o Rev. W. D. F. Sawrie of Huntsville Dist.; d/o John W. and Mary Hulett; born June 12, 1824, Madison Co., Ala.; md Sept. 12, 1842; died Sept. 3, 1856; left widower, 6 children.

ABRAHAM HEWGLEY born Fairfax Co., Va., August 16, 1775; died Wilson Co., Tenn., May 27, 1856; moved to Tenn. 1813; first settled in Davidson Co. and then in 1814 moved to Wilson Co., Tenn. where he died; burial in family graveyard.

SUSAN R. BLACK d/o Thomas W. and Lucy D. Grubbs; born Giles Co., Tenn., April 23, 1827; died August 23, 1856, flux.

LUCINDA CRITTENDON w/o James G. Crittendon, died Florence, Ala., Sept. 9, 1856 in her 38th year.

AMERICA TADLOCK w/o John B. Tadlock of Boyle Co., Ky., d/o Dr. Joseph B. Stockton of Barren Co., Ky.; died August 30, 1856 in her 31st year.

THERASY HORN born Grayson Co., Ky., March 11, 1841; died August 23, 1856.

THOMAS F. SWIFT s/o T. J. and Emily C. Swift, Montgomery Co., Tenn., died August 15, 1856 aged 3 years, 10 months, 16 days. Burton's Creek, Tenn.

REBECCA E. CLARK born Ky.; died August 12, 1856 aged 56 years.

J. B. NEELY, JR. s/o J. B. and Jane Neely, born April 22, 1855; died July 15, 1856.


October 2, 1856

ENOCH PRINCE ROSS born Caldwell Co., Ky., Dec. 22, 1805; moved to Livingston Co., Ky. when young; died Smithland, Ky., September 12, 1856.


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LUCY B. HAGEY second d/o George W. and Julia Hagey, died Sept. l2, 1856 aged about 12 years.

JAMES MONROE CARPENTER s/o William and Abigail Carpenter, died Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 15, 1856 aged 15 years, 6 months, 23 days.

ELIZABETH KELLY born Allen Co., Ky., March 19, 1815; died Sept. 2, 1856. Her daughter, MARTHA ELIZABETH KELLY, aged 9 years, died Mar. 23, 1856.

FRANCES M. NESMITH w/o John N. Nesmith, born Sevier Co., Tenn., Oct. 4, 1813; died Blount Co., Ala., Sept. 4, 1856; md April 1847.

MARGARET SMITH born Fayette Co., Ky., March 9, 1791; died Warren Co., Ky., August 20, 1856; md Isaac Smith, May 10, 1815.

JULIA STRATTON d/o Thomas J. Stratton, Lebanon, Tenn., died recently.

ELIZABETH SWAN d/o James and Hannah Dagby, born Campbell Co., Tenn., Feb. 26, 1802; md Moses H. Swan, Nov. 22, 1819; moved to Lawrence Co., Ark., 1849; died August 31, 1856.

WILLIAM ANDREW CLARK infant s/o Thomas and Josephine Clark, died Sept. 10, 1856, Winchester, Tenn., aged 9 months.


October 9, 1856

CATHERINE GODFREY died Louisville, Ky., July 26, 1856 in her 82nd year. Born Alsace Province, France, March 9, 1775; came to U.S. about 1800 and located in Baltimore, Md.; in May 1855 moved to Louisville, Ky.

THOMAS F. CLAY died nr. Courtland, Ala., Sept. 12, 1856; born in the "same neighborhood", Feb. 5, 1825; settled nr. Aberdeen, Miss.

ELIZABETH HAWKINS born Dinwiddie Co., Va.; died Greensburg, Ky., July 17, 1856 aged about 86 years.

NANCY ANN LAVINIA FAULKENBURY eldest child of J. A. and E. J. Faulkenbury, Williamson Co., Tenn., died Jan. 31, 1856 aged 23 years. Her brother, WILLIAM JAMES FAULKENBURY, died August 24, 1856 aged 21 years.

SAMUEL GREENE died Hamilton Co., Tenn., Sept. 16, 1856 aged 68 years; born Knox Co., Tenn.; local MECS preacher; licensed to preach in 1845 or '46.

Dr. CHARLES W. DIXON died nr. Gallatin, Tenn., Sept. 3, 1856 aged 31 years.

MARY McQUOWN w/o Thomas McQuown, born Washington Co., Va., August 1793; md Jan. 26, 1815; died May 24, 1856.

JULIA BERGE PARRISH d/o N.C. Parrish of Dover, Tenn., died Dickson Co., Tenn., Sept. 19, 1856 aged 3 years, 2 months, 14 days.


October 16, 1856

DAVID HERAN born Lexington, Ky., Feb. 22, 1800; md Melville Mason d/o Benj. Mason of Shelby CO., Ky., Feb. 10, 1825; they joined MEC Dec. 28, 1829; died Estil Springs, Ky., Sept. 26, 1856.

JULIA R. CANNON w/o William H. Cannon d/o Wesley and Frances G. Huffaker; died Sevier Co., Tenn., Sept. 2, 1856 in her 23rd year.

Rev. NOAH PARKER of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., died Sept. 13, 1856 in his 69th year. Resolutions of Respect for him, who had died Sept. 13, 1856; by Quarterly Meeting for Pleasant Grove Circuit, Pleasant Hill Campground, dated Sept. 29, 1856.

JANE V. TURNER w/o John T. Turner, born Sept. 11, 1811; md Sept. 11, 1827; died Carroll Co., Miss., August 6, 1856; member of the Baptist church.

ANNA NUTTER widow of Clement Nutter, born Feb. 5, 1794; died Sept. 9, 1856.

ANN M. CANTRELL w/o Z. P. Cantrell died Sumner Co., Tenn., Aug. 3, 1856.


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MARGARET BELL w/o John G. Bell, born Warren Co., N.C., Nov. 13, 1804; md August 21, 1823; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn. 1824; moved to Dyer Co., Tenn. 1853; died August 26, 1856.

EMELINE A. BEELER died at residence of her father, John Dean, Breckinridge Co., Ky., Sept. 19, 1856 aged about 23 years; md Dorsey Beeler, June 7, 1855.

SARAH E. MARTIN step-daughter of Rev. Dr. J. M. Self, died Harrison, Tenn., Sept. l0, 1856 in her 14th year.

ROBERT ELIZA HEREFORD d/o Robert and Cornelia J. Hereford, died Madison Co., Ala., August 19, 1856 aged 23 years.

ELEANORA CALDWELL d/o Robert and Martha Caldwell died Charlotte, Tenn., July 23, 1856 aged 13 years, 8 months.


October 23, 1856

EMILY J. WEEKS died Casey Co., Ky., Sept. 9, 1856 in her 34th year; md William T. Weeks, August 8, 1842.

NANCY C. MARTIN born N.C., Feb. 21, 1826; died Marshall Co., Tenn., August 30, 1856; md James M. Martin, Jan. 2, 1845.

NANCY MOSLEY d/o Hezekiah Faris, born Franklin Co., Tenn., April 17, 1827; md John Mosley, May 13, 1847; died August 24, 1856.

SARAH S. BLYTHE died Williamson Co., Tenn., July 6, 1856; d/o E. P. Scales; md Dr. David M. Blythe, 1855.

FLORENCE CROOK d/o C. B. and Sarah Crook, died Sept. 20, 1856 aged 2 years and some months.

ROBERT WILLIS LANKFORD s/o Rev. T. N. and P. J. Lankford, born Jan. 13, 1856; died October 9, 1856.


October 30, 1856

ROBERT OWEN born Montgomery Co., Md., March 12, 1777; died Bourbon Co., Ky., at residence of his son, George, September 27, 1856.

WILLIE RICE s/o late Rev. A. H. Rice, born Oct. 9, 1843, Grayson Co., Ky., died Sept. 4, 1856.

SARAH T. DUNCAN d/o William R. and Elizabeth Duncan, born May 31, 1834; died Oct. 25, 1852; typhoid fever.

NANCY A. COCKRUM born Nov. 18, 1838; died Sept. 10, 1856.

BENJAMIN H. FREY s/o Rev. W. J. and Melissa A. Frey, born April 9, 1852; died Sept. 28, 1856. Greenville, Ky.


November 6, 1856

Rev. JAMES KING died Barren Co., Ky., Oct. 22, 1856; MECS preacher, Louisville Conference.

MATILDA McLAUGHLIN WADE d/o John T. and Mary S. Wade, died Oct. 19, 1856 nearly 7 months old.

WILLIAM OWEN born Prince Edward Co., Va., 1776; moved to Jefferson Co., Ky. 1784; md Susana Cardwell, August 29, 1797; died Shelbyville, Ky., Sept. 27, 1856.

RAWLEIGH H. BROWN s/o William R. and Abigail J. Brown, born Feb. 13, 1834; died Sept. 11, 1856.

EMILY C. SCHOLES born Robertson Co., Tenn., Sept. 19, 1823; d/o John and Juda Pace; md Feb. 16, 1856; died Sept. 6, 1856. Humphreys Co., Tenn.

JOHN LITTON BOSTICK FARMER s/o Dr. W. H. Farmer, died Oct. 19, 1856 not quite a year old. Springfield, Tenn.


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Nov. 13, 1856

CAMILLA E. MOORE w/o John L. Moore, died nr. Olive Branch, Miss., Oct. 12, 1856.

GEORGE CASWELL WOOD s/o William and Jane Wood of Bradley Co., Tenn., born Jefferson, Tenn., Feb. 8, 1833; died August 31, 1856, Riddle’s Springs, Tenn.

ELIZA VIRGINIA SPRINDLE only d/o Dr. J. P. and A. S. Sprindle, died Oct. 10, 1856 aged 10 years, 6 months, 3 days.

MARY BETHNY McADAMS, born Sept. 25, 1832; died August 11, 1856.

SARAH ANN GUNN w/o John D. Gunn, died Sept. 17, 1856 in her 18th year; Cherokee Co., Ala.

Rev. ALEXANDER C. CHISHOLM died nr. Pontotoc, Miss., Oct. 2, 1856.

JAMES ALEXANDER WOOD s/o William and Jane Wood, born Dec. 27, 1852; died September 20, 1856.

ALICE NIXON d/o Wesley and Martha Nixon, died Maury Co., Tenn., Oct. 17, 1856 aged 4 years.

NANCY LANE born March 28, 1841; died Sept. 1, 1856.


November 20, 1856

MARY BARNES w/o George M. Barnes, died Rockbridge Alum Springs, Va., August 14, 1856 in her 41st year; lived in Mississippi.


November 27, 1856

J. B. C. HENDRICKS died Jackson Co., Ala., Nov. 3, 1856 in his 28th year.

AURELIUS ORPHEUS HARRIS died Pike Co., Ark., Nov. 4, 1856 in his 22nd year; moved to Ark. 1853; md Jan. 9, 1856.

LEVI REEVES born Orange Co., N.C., Sept. 22, 1794; moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. 1806; in 1814 settled in Murfreesboro, Tenn. where he died Oct. 30, 1856; veteran of the War of 1812.

RACHEL L. BAIN d/o Franklin and Easter Bain of Maury Co., Tenn., where she was born Jan. 22, 1840; died June 2, 1856.

LOUISA ENSOR d/o John and Nancy Neilson; born Culpeper Co., Va., Sept. 18, 1775; md George Ensor, May 12, 1812; moved to Covington Co., Ky., 1813; ten years later to Bath Co., Ky.

BENJAMIN F. HERNDON born Maury Co., Tenn., May 28, 1808; md Caroline M. Yates, May 23, 1838; died Oct. 23, 1856; lived in Columbia, Tenn. until 1843 when he moved to Grenada, Miss.

BLANCHE S. GIBSON d/o David and Jane Gibson, died Murfreesboro, Tenn., Sept. 8, 1856 aged about 18 years; educated at Soule Female College; lived near Vicksburg, Miss.

Rev. WILLIAM PRIDDY, born Va., Sept. 31, 1781; died Shelby Co., Tenn., August 1, 1856; licensed to preach, MEC, 1821; moved to west Tenn. in 1835.

MARY C. DECKER w/o William H. Decker, died Owensboro, Ky., Oct. 11, 1856 aged 23 years.

LUCY R. HARRIS d/o Charles and Elizabeth Harris; born Wilson Co., Tenn., Sept. 25, 1847; died Giles Co., Tenn., Oct. 1, 1856.

ELIZABETH SIMPSON w/o R. S. Simpson of Ky., died Nov. 4, 1856.

WILLIAM S. WILSON born Feb. 17, 1824; died Oct. 15, 1856.

WILLIE W. CABLER, youngest s/o Capt. C. G. and S. E. Cabler, died Nov. 10, 1856, aged 14 years, 3 months, 20 days.


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December 4, 1856

Rev. Dr. HERRINGTON STEVENS died Crittenden Co., Ky., August 26, 1856; born Caldwell Co., Ky., Sept. 10, 1809; joined MEC August 1828; md Mahala A. Stemmons of Logan Co., Ky., Nov. 19, 1834; licensed to preach but practiced medicine and served as a local preacher.

THOMAS A. R. FRASER born Cumberland Co., Ky., Sept. 1822; md Jemima S. Harban 1818; d/o Rev. George B. Harban of Monroe Co., Ky.; he died Sept. 2, 1856, typhoid fever.

SARAH A. T. LESTER w/o James H. Lester died Pulaski, Tenn., Oct. 27, 1856; born Williamson Co., Tenn., April 4, 1832; joined MEC 1814; graduate, Tenn. Conference Female College in Columbia, Tenn., 1850; md Feb. 26, 1851.

WILLIAM FRASER born Fairfax Co., Va., March 3, 1787; md Sarah Hipkins d/o Andrew Hipkins, same county, Apri1 3, 1817 and moved to Ky. 1818; died Nov. 2, 1856.

Miss NANCY C. RAGSDALE died Oct. 7, 1856 aged 17 years, 5 months. Tullahoma Tenn.

Resolutions of Respect for THOMAS B. RUDOLPH who died Oct. 31, 1856; by Fredonia Lodge #225, Masons, dated November 1, 1856.

WILLIAM R. BOWEN died McLennon Co., Texas, Nov. 3, 1856, formerly of Sumner Co., Tenn., aged 70 years; fought in "the battles of Texas in early times" for its independence from Mexico.


December 11, 1856

LOUISA. E. BROWN youngest d/o Gervais Russell, Frankfort, Ky.; md Dr. E. O. Brown of Brandenburg, Ky., March 20, 1856; he had just finished a stint in the state legislature as representative from Mead Co.; when they married; she died of lung disease, November 2, 1856.

SUSANNAH JARRATT widow of Thomas Jarratt, born Goochland Co., Va., March 22, 1770; md 1788; moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. 1806; died there Sept. 4, 1856.

ISABELLA LYLES w/o Dr. John M. Lyles; d/o John L. and Jane B. Campbell; died August 24, 1856 aged 22 years. Hartford, Miss.

MARIA S. MILLER w/o Dr. E. S. Miller; oldest d/o late Rev. J. J. James; born Washington Co., Tenn., August 20, 1829; died Nov. 19, 1856; joined MEC 1842; md December 1846; mother of 3 children.

VIRGINIA SHREWSBURY d/o Simeon and Catharine Shrewsbury, died Nov. 16, 1856. Big Spring, Ky.

Resolutions of Respect for Rev. E. C. THORNTON, presiding elder of the Parkersburg District; no death date given; by Williamsport Quarterly Meeting, Williamstown, Va., dated Nov. 17, 1856.

ADOLPHUS BARTEE s/o Jesse W. and Lucy Bartee, born May 24, 1856; died November 8, 1856.


December 18 1856

MARTHA ANN ROBINSON of Grayson Co., Ky., died Nov. 27, 1856; d/o Reuben and Susan Turner; born Culpeper Co., Va. 1812; moved to Ky. 1817; md George Robinson; joined MEC 1829.

MARTHA DYER w/o Dr. James S. Dyer; d/o Major William Hallum of Carthage, Tenn.; died Hartsville, Tenn., Nov. 2, 1856; born S.C., Feb. 14, 1808; md Dec. 10, 1828; joined MEC 1830.

WILLIAM ALLEN CLARDY third s/o Richardson and Adaline M. Clardy died Nov. 14, 1856 aged 16 years. Unionville, Tenn.


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ELIZABETH J. HITE born January 14, 1833; joined MEC at age 12; md James Hite, August 30, 1855; died Nov. 7, 1856 at residence of her father, Thomas B. Stearman in Green Co., Ky. Resolutions of Respect for her by Union Hall Division #330, Sons of Temperance dated November 29, 1856.

MARIAN L. BROYLES died Bradley Co., Tenn., aged 7 years, 5 months; no death date given; d/o late Rev. Amos B. and Clamenga L. Broyles.

AMANDA L. P. TUCKER d/o J. J. and E. H. Tucker, died Nov. 25, 1856 aged 8 years, 1 month, 5 days; bilious fever.

BENJAMIN T. DAVIS born Oct. 26, 1853; died Nov. 14, 1856. LETITIA F. DAVIS born Jan. 18, 1850; died November 14, 1856.

RICHARDSON d/o Joseph and Mary Peters; w/o F. Richards; born June 3, 1837; md Jan. 13, 1853; died Nov. 25, 1856. Submitted by her husband who failed to give her given name(s). Jacksboro, Tenn.


December 25, 1856

Dr. G. J. JACKSON died Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 18, 1856 in his 36th year.

SUSAN M. WALTON w/o Dr. Timothy Walton, formerly of Smith Co., Tenn., d/o Rev. John McGee, well-known early MEC preacher; died Nov. 12, 1856 in her 54th year.

LEONIDAS LAFAYETTE APPLEWHITE born Feb. 16, 1839; died August 24, 1856; joined MECS 1853.

Miss RUTH MOORE died Nov. 17, 1856 in her 21st year.

JAMES ALEXANDER BALDRIGE born Dec. 17, 1853; died Lauderdale Co., Ala., Oct. 6, 1856; croup.


CYCLOPAEDIA OF METHODISM, by Mathew Simpson (Philadelphia, Pa., 1880), page 638.

Nashville, Tenn. (pop. 25,865), is the capital of the State, situated on the Cumberland River. It is the seat of the Vanderbilt University, the most flourishing institution of the M. E. Church South, and of the Central Tennessee College, established for the education of the colored youth, under the care of the M. E. Church. It was early visited by the Methodist preachers. In 1787, Benjamin Ogden was appointed missionary to the Cumberland circuit, which then embraced the whole region around Nashville and Carlton. Among the first fruits of Methodism were Isaac Lindsay, William McElroy, and Lewis Graham. The first Methodist church edifice was built of stone, in 1789 or 1790, and stood near the present public square. The first church completed on the north side of the Cumberland River was four miles north of Nashville, called "Hooper's Chapel." In 1801, William McKendree was presiding elder, and in 1802 reports from Nashville and Red River circuit show 742 white and 106 colored members. That year a separate work, called Nashville, was formed, which reported the following year 637 white and 87 colored members. The growth of Methodism surpassed that of the population, and the Nashville Christian Advocate was published several years before the separation of the church. In 1845, in common with the State of Tennessee, it united with the Southern Church, and so remained until during the Civil War. Since that period other branches of Methodism have been established. The Church South, however, has a very large membership and wealth, and has its publishing house in this place.


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