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



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January 1, 1857

SARAH BUFORD DUNAVANT w/o Maj. Leonard Dunavant, Lauderdale Co., Tenn.; d/o Alex. Reid, a native of Scotland; died Oct. 20, 1856 in her 54th year; joined MEC 1832.

WILLIAM HUME DUNAVANT s/o Leonard and Sarah B. Dunavant, died Oct. 18, 1856 aged 23 years.

JAMES F. DUNAVANT s/o Leonard and Sarah B. Dunavant, died Nov. 12, 1856 aged 26 years.

MICAH THOMAS, nee Ballow, born Buckingham Co., Va., August 3, 1769; died near Nashville, Dec. 11, 1856; md Jesse Wood Thomas 1790 and moved to Cumberland Co., Va. and moved in 1804 to Davidson Co., Tenn.; her husband died in 1816 and since 1838 she had lived with a son, Jesse Thomas; joined Presbyterian Church 1816.

MARIA NICHOLS youngest d/o J. N. and Polly T. (Cross) Barker, died Nov. 29, 1856 at residence of brother-in-law, G. M. McKoin, Clarksville, Tenn.

REBECCA JANE SURRATT d/o John and Sarah Linsy; w/o John M. Surratt; died August 19, 1856 aged 20 years, 8 months.

Mrs. ANN J. ROBERTS died Butler Co., Ky. Dec. 16, 1856 in her 65th year, at the residence of her son, J. R. McDowell.

PETER LAIRD died November 2, 1856.

ELIZABETH KINCAID w/o John Kincaid; died Campbell Co., Tenn., Nov. 9, 1856 in her 43rd year; joined Baptist church 1848.


January 9, 1857

Mrs. ELIZABETH WESTFIELD, nee Mahan, born Mercer Co., Ky. died Nov. 24, 1856; her husband died in 1851.

Dr. SAMUEL A. McKNIGHT died nr. Irving College, Warren Co., Tenn., November 25, 1856.

Mrs. ELIZABETH JO /faded/, born 1815; died Louisville, Ky., Dec. 10, 1856.

Rev. JOHN WESLEY RHODES born S.C., March 1, 1815; joined MEC 1835; moved to Ky. 1837; licensed to preach, Louisville Conf., Sept. 12, 1845; filled several appointments; died Sept. 6, 1856 and buried in Cleveland, Tenn. with Masonic honors.

MARY C. TUCKER w/o M. P. Tucker; d/o Rev. Thomas F. and Sarah K. McGehee, born Dec. 17, 1831; died consumption, Nov. 17, 1856 in Meriwether Co., Ga.

THOMAS PREWITT died Perryville, Boyle Co., Ky., Sept. 2, 1856 in his 58th year; md Catharine Buckley 1824 whom he survived by about 11 months.


January 15, 1857

ANN D. TINNIN w/o William A. Tinnin; d/o John and Elizabeth Wade, born abt. 1796; native of Md.; moved with parents to Rutherford Co., Tenn.; md 1817; moved to Marshall Co., Ky. 1845; died December 2, 1856.

Miss ERIXNIA BARNET died Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 6, 1856 after an illness of seven years; joined MEC September 1841.

CYRENA NEWELL w/o Hardin Newell; d/o Samuel and Nancy Kelly; born March 6, 1816; md August 25, 1836; died December 18, 1856.

FRANCES ESTES, widow of Benjamin Estes, born Halifax Co., Va., Dec. 1, 1783; died Wilson Co., Tenn., Dec. 1, 1856.


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WILLIAM FINELL born Rockingham Co., Va.; moved as a youth to Russell Co., Va. and then to Tenn.; md Elizabeth Lawson of Hawkins Co., Tenn.; moved to Bradley Co., Tenn. where he died October 25, 1856.

JONAH E. FOSTER died Harrisonville, Mo., Nov. 21, 1856.

ELIZABETH LUTRELL born Cumberland Co., Ky., April 28, 1817; died Clinton Co., Ky., Oct. 16, 1856; d/o John and Nancy Thomas; md Richard Lutrell May 25, 1840.

BARBARY COX w/o Col. Phineas Cox, died Warren Co., Ky. recently; "last child" of Capt. Frederick Stump; aged about 96 years. A widow.

ELIZABETH M. HOPKINS w/o Joseph Hopkins; died Christian Co., Ky., Nov. 15, 1856; born Culpeper Co., Va., Nov. 21, 1805 and moved to Cumberland Co., Ky. with her parents Oliver and Frances Garrett.

SAMUEL R. HEAD died Jefferson, Ky. Oct. 3, 1856; born Jefferson Co., Ky., Feb. 6, 1831; joined MECS 1848.

SUSAN T. DISMUKES d/o John T. and Ann L. Dismukes died Dec. 27, 1856.

IDA HERBERT d/o Dr. Calvin L. and Nancy Herbert died Hardin Co., Tenn., Dec. 19, 1856 aged 11 months, 10 days.

Resolutions of Respect for DRURY MAYES who died recently; by Courtland Lodge #37, Master Masons, Dec. 19, 1856. Also, one for him by the Royal Arch Masons, Dec. 19, 1856.


January 22, 1859

REBECCA BULLINGTON born Feb. 15, 1827; md James Bullington, Nov. 21, 1849; died Calhoun Co., Miss., Nov. 21, 1856 at residence of her brother-in-law, Rev. H. L. Holliday; her husband died in 1852 leaving her with an infant about ten months old.

JOHN W. REINHARDT oldest s/o Ephraim and Julia Reinhardt died Columbiana, Ala., Nov. 26, 1856 aged 21 years.

EUNICE OVERSTREET died Pembrook, Christian Co., Ky., Dec. 13, 1856, pneumonia; in her 71st year; widow of Rev. James H. Overstreet; born and md in Richmond, Va.

LEATHA JOSEPHINE McCARVER w/o Leonidas McCarver; d/o Edward and Jane Mercer; born April 6, 1832; md 1858; died Jackson Co., Tenn., Oct. 1, 1856.

ARTEMA H. RECTER born Wayne Co., Ky., Feb. 19, 1832; died August 12, 1856; d/o Wesley and Harriet Huffaker; joined MECS 1848; md James Recter 1851.

JANE C. BOLLINGER d/o William and Jane Bennett; born DeKalb Co., Tenn., April 3, 1833; died Dec. 15, 1856; md Henry Bollinger, March 17, 1854.

MARIETTA T. LOGAN d/o William M. Logan, formerly of Augusta Co., Va.; died Sept. 25, 1856 at residence of James Hoge, Wythe Co., Va., aged 16 years, 23 days.

Miss CYNTHIA McGEE died Dover, Tenn., Dec. 13, 1856 aged nearly 40 years, at residence of brother, W. C. McGee; d/o William and Frances McGee.

ANN BROOKS widow of William Brooks, died Davidson Co., Tenn., Dec. 8, 1856 in her 8Oth year.

WILLIAM BUCKLEY s/o W. W. and Frances Buckley, born March 4, 1854; died Oct. 29, 1856.


January 29, 1857

WILLIAM LYTLE BALDWIN, third s/o Rev. S. D. and E. C. Baldwin, died Jan. 21, 1857 aged 4 years, 4 months.


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Rev. SAMUEL GILLILAND born Dec. 12, 1804; died Dec. 21, 1856; MECS preacher.

MARY K. JAGGERS d/o Richard and Mary Vance of Hart Co., Ky.; w/o Lorenzo D. Jaggers; born Feb. 24, 1831, Green Co., Ky.; md Nov. 30, 1854; died aged 24 years, 9 months, 22 days (no death date given).

Mrs. MELISSA GREEN died Nov. 15, 1856 in her 25th year; d/o John and Nancy Benson.

Dr. JOHN R. MOORE born Stokes Co., N.C., April 25, 1816; died Pleasant Grove, Maury Co., Tenn., August 21, 1856.

MARY JANE TRANSOU w/o E. T. Transou; second d/o H. J. and M. W. Pearson, died Mason's Grove, Tenn., Dec. 27, 1856. /This is now in Crockett Co., Tenn./

Mrs. NANCY ELY born N.C., March 3, 1792; died Claiborne Co., Tenn., Dec. 10, 1856.

Rev. NATHANIEL PARKER died Jan. 15, 1857, Sumner Co., Tenn.; had he lived until March he would have reached his 82nd birthday.

JOEL PITTS BOYD s/o Joel and Eliza Boyd, died July 25, 1856 aged 2 year, 1 month, 11 days. Stewart Co., Tenn.


February 5, 1857

Rev. JESSE COLE born Mecklenburg Co., N.C., Dec. 20, 1775; died Nov. 25, 1856; licensed to preach, MEC, 1797; traveled Raleigh, N.C. circuit; moved to Knox Co., Tenn. about 11; moved to Bledsoe Co., Tenn. about 1819; moved to Overton Co., Tenn. about 1824; then to Robertson Co., Tenn.; then to Logan Co., Ky.; then to White Co., Tenn.; then to Cherokee Co., N.C. "where he preached as long as he could sit on a chair."

DRURY MAYES died December 18, 1856; bilious pneumonia.

NANCY W. MANSON died Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 13, 1856; born Brunswick Co., Va., July 11, 1797; md Capt. Edward Manson Dec. 13, 1815; he died in 1833; moved in 1836 to Williamson Co., Tenn.


February 12, 1857

REBECCA J. REDFORD d/o George Adamson; w/o Rev. A. H. Redford, born Germantown, Ky., July 23, 1839; md August 16, 1855; died Jefferson, Ky., Jan. 22, 1857; joined MEC at age 13.

SAMUEL W. SWOOPE only s/o Rev. E. M. and Elmira C. Swoop, born Courtland, Sept. 23, 1832; died Jan. 8, 1857.

ALFRED M. KEETON born Iredell Co., N.C., June 1811; died Livingston, Tenn., Jan. 12, 1857; lived in Overton Co., Tenn.; left widow and children.

NANCY E. HANKS born Anderson District, S.C., Sept. 30, 1827; died Nov. 6, 1856; moved with parents to Cass Co., Ga.; md Matthew E. Hanks, June 2, 1846; moved to Crittenden Co., Ky., 1848, where she died.

MALISSA A. SCOTT d/o Leander and Dorcas Scott of Wilson Co., Tenn., born Nov. 2O, 1834; died Jan. 6, 1857; joined MECS October 1848.

REBECCA ANDREWS w/o Gray Andrews; d/o John and Ann Walker; born Davidson Co., Tenn., August 16, 1791; md 1807; settled in Wilson Co., Tenn. where she died December 16, 1856.

ALTAMOND THOMPSON born April 7, 1810; md Dec. 30, 1830; died Lauderdale Co., Ala., December 21, 1856.

SAMUEL WALKER d/o Hugh and Margaret Walker, born N.C., Sept. 17, 1817; died Yazoo Co., Miss., January 6, 1857.

CHARLES T. BOOTH died Giles Co., Tenn., Jan. 14, 1857; left widow, 6 children.

LINABELLE MOORE d/o Dr. John R. and Mary E. Moore, late of Maury Co., Tenn., died December 18, 1856 aged about 4 years old.


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February 19, 1857

CYNTHIA C. McCLANNAHAN w/o William S. McClannahan, died nr. Courtland, Ala., Nov. 12, 1856 aged 24 years; joined MECS 1847.

H. H. JACKSON died October 17, 1856 Bowling Green, Ky.

HENRY HART born Davidson Co., Tenn., June 22, 1792; md J. T. Pickering, 1813; died Dec. 24, 1856.

WILLIAM P. THARP died Lincoln Co., Tenn., January 25, 1857.

ZULEIKA BRADLEY d/o Hugh Bradley, died Jan. 28, 1857.


February 26, 1857

ROSAN WILSON born Ireland 1791; died Jan. 16, 1857; came to U. S. about 37 years ago; lived in Baltimore, Md. where her husband died; moved later to Hodgenville, Ky.

BERTIE ROBB d/o Rev. W. W. Robb, born July 3, 1833; joined MECS 1853; died January 27, 1857.

CATHARINE IVEY born Mecklenburg Co., Va., but was in Brunswick Co., Va.; moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. where she died January 13, 1857.

JAMES C. BALCH died Sparta Factory, Tenn., Feb. 7, 1857; pneumonia; buried with Masonic honors.

HARDIN STEPHENS born Va., Feb. 1, 1830; died Jan. 10, 1857; s/o William A. Stephens; joined MECS 1848.

SARAH M. BELL w/o J. B. Bell; d/o Seth and Margaret Outlaw, born Stewart Co., Tenn., August 19, 1834; md May 21, 1854; died Humphreys Co., Tenn., December 25, 1856.

MARTIN LAIRD born Stokes Co., N.C., Feb. 14, 1800; moved with father, John Laird, to Giles Co., Tenn. 1809; died Nov. 30, 1856.

Rev. A. C. KEATHLY born Sept. 13, 1816; died Jan. 31, 1857; licensed to preach, MECS, Sept. 14, 1846. Sparta Circuit, Tenn.

SARAH B. WOOD w/o Rev. Peter S. Wood; d/o James Seal; born March 6, 1806; md Wilson Co., Tenn.; moved to Jackson Co., Ala. where she joined the MEC Sept. 1826; moved to Marshall Co., Ala. where she died Jan. 13, 1857.

THOMAS E. BONNER died Lebanon, Tenn., Jan. 17, 1857 in his 55th year.

CELIA LEDBETTER born Jan. 8, 1775; md Gray Ledbetter, Montgomery Co., N.C., Dec. 22, 1799; joined MEC 1803; died Lowndes Co., Miss., Oct. 25, 1856.

M. P. JONES w/o T. C. B. Jones; d/o James and Mary Watson; died nr. Lexington, Henderson Co., Tenn., Nov. 16, 1856, about 25 years old; md December 1848.

WILLIAM C. DEAVENPORT born July 1832; joined MECS August 25, 1855; died Jan. 26, 1857. Resolutions of Respect for him by Sabbath School, Corners Tenn., dated Feb. 1, 1857.

LYDIA A. PIERCE born Sevier Co., Tenn., Oct. 11, 1815; raised in McMinn Co., Tenn.; died Polk Co., Tenn., Feb. 8, 1857; md William Pierce at age 19.

SARAH S. SHERRILL w/o Joshua Sherrill; d/o George A. and Frances P. Swift, born Oct. 18, 1829; died Giles Co., Tenn., Dec. 18, 1856.

WILLIAM P. SWIFT s/o George A. and Frances P. Swift, born Nov. 20, 1826; died Giles Co., Tenn., Jan. 11, 1857.

SALLIE HARRIS STEELE d/o Dr. John T. and J. C. Steele of Giles Co., Tenn.; died Jan. 25, 1857 aged 2 months, 29 days.

FRANCES GREEN RICHARDSON d/o Oliver and Mary Richardson; born Aug. 7, 1843; joined MECS August 6, 1856; died Dec. 9, 1856, Smith Co., Tenn.


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JAMES PINKNEY PARKER s/o C. M. and J. M. Parker, born Nov. 16, 1849; died November 16, 1856.


March 5, 1857

Dr. JACK SHACKLEFORD born Richmond, Va., March 20, 1790; md Maria d/o Rev. S. W. Yongue, pastor of Presbyterian Church, Winnsboro, S.C., Jan. 2, 1812; moved to Shelby, Ala., 1819/20; moved to Courtland, Ala. 1829; md secondly to Mrs. Martha W. Chardavoyne, Dec. 20, 1843; died Courtland, Ala. Jan. 27, 1857; veteran of War of 1812; severely wounded at Charleston, S.C.; served in the Alabama legislature.

Resolutions of Respect for Dr. JACK SHACKLEFORD who died recently; by Sunday School, Courtland, Ala., not dated. Same for SAMUEL W. SWOOPE.

GUSTAVUS HODGE born June 3, 1837; died Columbia, Tenn., Dec. 15, 1856.

JOHN GARDNER born Va., March 9, 1772; moved to Ky. when young; md. Nancy Noland of Madison Co., Ky. 1795; moved to Clarke Co., Ky.; joined MEC 1802; died Jan. 5, 1857.

Resolutions of Respect for C. P. BURTON who died in Nashville, Tenn. recently; by La Guardo Lodge #237, Ancient York Masons, not dated.

MARGARET JANE BALDOCK w/o James J. Baldock; d/o James and Margaret Wallace; born July 30, 1824; died Madison Co., Ky., Feb. 6, 1857; md James P. Baldock, October 19, 1853.

SARAH M. KINCHENS d/o James and Mary Brazier; born N.C., April 5, 1803; moved to Tenn. about 1815; md Green B. Kinchens, Feb. 28, 1827; died Franklin Co., Tenn., Nov. 15, 1856.

JOHN PEATER died Floyd Co., Ky., Dec. 26, 1856 in his 72nd year.

MARY EDITH BRYAN d/o Dr. T. L. and Mary M. Bryan, born Dec. 6, 1854; died Shelbyville, Tenn., Feb. 16, 1857.

WILLIAM ATMORE BADGER s/o William W. and Mary A. Badger; died Hawesville, Ky., Jan. 11, 1857 aged 15 months.


March 12, 1857

Rev. JOSEPH B. SMITH born Feb. 13, 1838; joined MECS Feb. 19, 1855; licensed to preach, MECS, Sept. 15, 1855; died Feb. 7, 1857.

ELIZABETH CROWNOVER d/o William and Elizabeth Williams, died Monroe Co., Tenn. Feb. 22, 1857 in her 70th year.

ELIZABETH TALLANT d/o William and Malinda Tallant, died Bradley Co., Tenn., October 14, 1856.

NANCY G. BRADLEY w/o Samuel Bradley, esq.; d/o Thomas and Mary Cardwell; born Granville Co., N.C., May 24, 1797; moved to Sumner Co., Tenn. 1807; md 1811; died Macon Co., Tenn., June 24, 1856; cancer.

SARAH E. NEAL d/o late Col. William D. Neal and Grace Neal; born Nov. 1827; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Jan. 28, 1857.

STATIRA D. SUTTON d/o John and Elizabeth Sutton; born March 3, 1843; died Bedford Co., Tenn., Feb. 18, 1857.

SAMUEL WESLEY BISHOP s/o Samuel and Elizabeth R. Bishop; born Union Dist., S.C., July 26, 1846; died Franklin Co., Ala., Feb. 10, 1857.


March 19, 1857

Rev. JAMES KING born Prince William Co., Va., Sept. 4, 1806; moved with parents to Ross Co., Ohio; became a tanner; moved to Mercer Co., Ky.; filled numerous appointments as MECS preacher; died Oct. 22, 1856. Resolutions of Respect for him by Quarterly Conf., Glasgow Circuit, Ky., dated Feb. 28, 1857.


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JOHN ORR McFERRIN born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Nov. 19, 1820; died Cass Co., Mo., Feb. 8, 1857; joined MEC 1841; md Myra Gilliland, Sept. 22, 1842. His widow died Feb. 13, 1857 aged 33 years; d/o James and Semma Gilliland.

RACHEL EVELINE McHEFNER d/o William S. and Rachel McHefner, died of roseola, Feb. 19, 1857 aged 6 years, 3 months, 6 days; the next day, Feb. 20, 1857, her sister, H. M. Elizabeth McHefner, died, aged 8 years, 4 months, 7 days. Braxton Co., Va.

PHERIBY PIPKIN w/o Martin Pipkin; died Lafayette Co., Ark., Jan. 31, 1857 aged 57 years; d/o Charles and Sarah Beasly.

Mrs. SARAH S. HOBBS born July 4, 1822; died January 1857, Bedford Co., Tenn.

THOMAS O. FOUST died Hamilton Co., Tenn., Jan. 8, 1857 in his 34th year.

JENNETT A. POTTS w/o Jesse C. Potts, died New Roe, Allen Co., Ky., Feb. 17, 1857 in her 24th year.

PLEASANT M. MARTIN born Amherst Co., Va., Sept. 15, 1795; md Rebecca Preston, June 24, 1817; moved to Allen Co., Ky. 1837; joined MECS 1847; died Dec. 25, 1856.

MARY DANIEL d/o Henry and Anna Randle, born N.C., June 29, 1804; died Stewart Co., Tenn., Feb. 11, 1857; moved to Montgomery Co., Tenn.; md Daniel Dawson; then David Daniel. First md Thomas Lightfood; md thrice. Baptist.


March 26, 1857

ADOLPHUS C. GRUBBS s/o Thomas W. and Lucy D. Grubbs, born Giles Co., Tenn., Nov. 7, 1821; md Martha J. Mullins, Oct. 25, 1848; died Franklin Co., Ala., Jan. 31, 1857, pneumonia.

MAHALA F. CRAWFORD w/o Cyrus Crawford; d/o Harrison Walker of Boyle Co., Ky., born April 1, 1811; died Murfreesboro, Tenn., Jan. 22, 1857.

THOMAS PREWITT died Boyle co., Ky., Sept. 2, 1856 in his 58th year; md Catharine Buckley in 1824; had six living children.

ARNOLD BRUCE born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Dec. 10, 1816; died Yell Co., Ark., Jan. 15, 1857; moved from Tenn. to Panola Co., Miss., then to Ark.; nephew of Philip Bruce early Tenn. MEC preacher.

MARY JANE WALKER d/o J. W. Walker died Carrolton, Miss., Dec. 28, 1857 in her 15th year.

THOMAS DANIEL died Daviess Co., Ky., Dec. 21, 1856 in his 67th year; born in Virginia.

Mrs. MARY M. ELLIS d/o Rev. Hiram Kallam died Daviess Co., Ky., March 2, 1857 in her 33rd year.

MARY HARLAN w/o John Harlan; d/o M. and Maria Walker, died Jan. 8, 1857 aged 21 years.

ELIZABETH ADAMS w/o Rev. W. H. Adams; only d/o John and Jane Kirby, died Jackson Co., Ala., Feb. 27, 1857 in her 28th year; left widower, 3 children.

ROMANIA HOCKERSMITH w/o Edward Hockersmith; died Jeffersontown, Ky., Feb. 19, 1857 in her 27th year.

JUDITH CAROLINE GAREE w/o Eli Garee; d/o John and Elizabeth Johnston; born Henderson Co., N.C., Nov. 6, 1822; died Lafayette, Ga., Feb. 22, 1857; md Feb. 22, 1844.

JAMES McGHEE died Louisville, Ky., Jan. 30, 1857; born Louisa Co., Va.; joined MEC 1809.

ADELINE RAWLEY w/o R. G. Rawley; died Round Rock, Texas, Feb. 21, 1857, after a "stay" in Texas of one year.


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MARTHA LOVE born S.C., Nov. 22, 1806; d/o William and Martha Colvin; moved to Green Co., Ala. 1830; md Jan. 22, 1833. Tribute of Respect for her by Chesterville Lodge #9, Knights of Jericho, dated Feb. 6, 1857.


Apri1 2, 1857

MARY MURPHEY w/o Rev. A. Murphey; d/o Abner and Mary Walker; born Caswell Co., N.C., July 1802; md George Walker but he died July 16, 1833 leaving her a widow with five children; md Rev. Abraham Murphey March 1839; moved to Johnson Co., Tenn., where she died Oct. 14, 1856; joined MEC 1842.

THIRZA C. WADE d/o Charles and Martha Taylor; born Glasgow, Ky., August 7, 1835; md Sydney Wade, May 30, 1850 who died March 1852; joined MECS 1853; died Glasgow, Ky., March 10, 1857.

SUSAN THOMPSON d/o Archibland and Elizabeth Thompson born Macon Co., Tenn., April 8, 1837; died March 10, 1857.

JOHN B. SHIVELY died nr. Louisville, Ky., March 9, 1857 in his 58th year; stomach cancer.

ROBERT SHANKLAND born Va., Oct. 15, 1792; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Dec. 16,


WILLIAM S. GODBEY born Sept. 1834; died Lawrence Co., Ala., Feb. 12, 1857.


Apri1 9, 1857

MASON ARMSTRONG, SR. died Martin Co., Ky., March 4, 1857 at residence of son-in-law, Watson Lane; born Fauquier Co., Va. 1791; moved to Madison Co., Ky. when young; served in War of 1812.

SUSAN P. CHAPPEL w/o Dickie Chappel, born Hanover Co., Va., March 20, 1798; md July 1818; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn., then to Maury Co., Tenn., in 1821, where she died December 6, 1856.

JANE VINSON w/o Eliab Vinson; d/o William and Mary Crawson; born Sevier Co., Tenn. about 1795; moved to Giles Co., Tenn. 1808; md March 19, 1815; died Jan. 28, 1857.

JOSEPH ORMAN born May 3, 1796; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn.; died March 1, 1857.

ELIZABETH A. McKINNEY, nee Smeathers, w/o James McKinney; born Ky., March 25, 1826; died Feb. 17, 1857; md at age 32.

HUBBARD WYATT died Dinwiddie Co., Va., Jan. 23, 1857 in his 79th year.


April 16, 1857

SARAH THEODOCIA VAUGHAN d/o Hiram Vaughan; died from burn wounds, April 8, 1857, a little over 8 years old.

Rev. THOMAS LASLEY born Va., March 31, 1782; died McMinnville, Tenn., Jan. 20, 1857 at residence of son-in-law, M. McMillen; moved to Ky. 1795; licensed to preach, MEC, June 12, 1804; filled numerous appointments; md Susan d/o Ambrose and Rhoda Nelson 1810; she died August 16, 1853; one of his children was Mrs. Mary Henry of McKinney, Texas.

JOSEPH M. PEYTON died Lebanon, Tenn., March 17, 1857; his daughter, MANNIE, died March 27, 1857.

FRANCES J. PITMAN born Rivanna Co., Va.; died Paulding Co., Ga., Jan. 28, 1857 in her 57th year; moved to Clark Co., Ga.

RACHEL FRANCES STEPHENS d/o Samuel and Isabella Wilson, born Hickman Co., Ky.; md Isaac N. Stephens, Nov. 26, 1855; death date not given.


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WILLIAM BALLOWE born Buckingham Co., Va. 1791; moved to Nashville, Tenn. 1824, then to Benton Co., Tenn.; in 1848 moved to Paducah, Ky. where he died recently.

LAURA HUSBANDS eldest child of Rev. W. R. J. and Christian B. Husbands, born Nov. 20, 1848; died March 28, 1857.

BENJAMIN T. and LUELLA DAVIS children of Arthur and Eliza Davis, Muhlenburg Co., Ky. died November 1856; one aged 3 years; one aged 11 months.

CAROLINE GILL w/o Dr. W. G. Gill of Somerville, Ala., died April 1, 1857.


Apri1 23, 1857

E. C. HAMMER w/o Dr. J. M. Hammer; d/o Maj. Henry and Sarah Thomas, died March 23, 1857.

ALEX JOHNSON, Esquire, born Rockingham Co., N.C., April 14, 1782; md Mary Ballantfont, August 6, 1805; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn. 1809; then to Maury Co., in 1820 where he joined the MEC May 1830; died Maury Co., Tenn., Feb. 27, 1857.

RACHEL CATHARINE GILL w/o Dr. W. G. Gill of Somerville, Ala., died April 1, 1857 in her 27th year; md Nov. 1845; left 6 children; joined MECS 1846.

Rev. NATHANIEL PARKER born Va., March 1775; moved to Sumner Co., Tenn.; md Lucretia Penny 1797; licensed to preach, MEC, Sept. 22, 1810; ordained deacon Oct. 13, 1825; died January 15, 1857.

R. A. F. DUNCAN died nr. Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., March 28, 1857 in his 26th year; md Martha Grandberry, July 24, 1856; lawyer in Memphis 3-4 years.

Rev. ROBERT DAVIS born Va., Sept. 27, 1771; died Franklin Co., Tenn., March 26, 1857.


Apri1 30, 1858

WILLIAM PRICE born Mecklenburg Co., N.C., May 24, 1776; died Lauderdale Co., Ala., March 5, 1857; father, Isaac Price, was a gunsmith; md Miss Baldridge; moved to Nashville, then in 1810 to Giles Co., Tenn. and then in 1823 to Lauderdale Co., Ala.

JOSEPH FOSTER, JR. born Allen Co., Ky., Sept. 2, 1828; died August 26, 1856.

JOHN M. BRYAN of Tank, Tenn., born May 18, 1805; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Nov. 6, 1856.

ELIZABETH SMISER born Goochland Co., Ga., Dec. 3, 1782; moved to Ky. 1803; md M. Smiser 1804; died April 4, 1857, Oldham Co., Ky.

Miss SARAH MARIA MARSHALL born Sumter Dist., S.C. 1838; died Clinton, Tenn. Apri1 2, 1857.

ANGELINA DAVIS w/o William Davis, born May 1816; died March 25, 1857.

THOMAS LOWERY born Goochland Co., Va., March 14, 1804; died Bradley Co., Tenn., Oct. 12, 1856; md April 26, 1826; moved to Tenn. 1839.

MARY LEFTWICH, nee Thorp, w/o Joel Leftwich, born Bedford Co., Va., May 17, 1809; died Maury Co., Tenn., April 7, 1857; md Nov. 22, 1825; moved to Maury Co. in 1833.

NANCY ISABELLA ELLIOTT w/o J. L. Elliott, born Jan. 10, 1838; died Stewart Co., Tenn., Dec. 8, 1856.

EDWARD P. LANE, grandson of Col. Isaac Lane; posthumous son of Ed. P. and Mary A. Lane, died Franklin Co., Ala., April 9, 1857 having "entered his fifth year."


May 7, 1857

ELIZABETH R. SCALES widow of Rev. T. H. P. Scales of Ala. Conf., died Fayette Co., Texas, Jan. 2, 1857; d/o Gordon and Sallie Ridout; born Mecklenburg Co., Va., March 17, 1803; moved to Tenn.; md 1818; moved to Alabama 1834.


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MARY ANN MATTHEWS w/o Rev. Jacob Matthews, died nr. Sharon, Miss., April 4, 1857 in her 43rd year; with father, Joseph May, moved to Autauga Co., Ala. where she md 1836; moved to Winston Co., Miss. and then in 1848 to where she died.

JOHN WOODALL born Ga.; moved to Morgan Co., Ala. and died there April 18, 1857 aged about 60 years.

NICHOLAS JOHNSON BREEDLOVE s/o William and Mary Breed1ove, died Morgan Co., Ala., March 28, 1857 aged 16 years.

MARTHA ANN BREEDLOVE died March 29, 1857 aged 10 years.

JAMES WESLEY BREEDLOVE s/o James R. and Mary Ann Breedlove died Morgan Co., Ala., March 29, 1857 aged 20 years.

NANCY L. P. BREEDLOVE d/o James R. and Mary Ann Breedlove, died Morgan Co., Ala., March 29, 1857 in her 13th year.

PHILIP INLOW s/o J. B. and M. A. Inlow, died April 13, 1857 in his 15th year.

SARAH T. MASON d/o D. G. and Hannah Mason, born Dec. 6, 1806; md T. M. Gomer, August 19, 1829; moved from N.C. to Smith Co., Tenn. 1836; he died August 1, 1843 and she md Arthur Bransford after being a widow for 7 years; died April 5, 1857.

WILLIAM L. CARTY born Carter Co., Tenn., Nov. 26, 1830; moved to Lincoln Co., Tenn., 1851; md Sarah Jane Moore, Nov. 27, 1855; died consumption, April 8, 1857.

MARTHA W. BLANKENSHIP d/o D. M. and M. A. Blankenship, died Wilson Co., Tenn., March 9, 1857.

SAMUEL JAMES CLARKSON born Sept. 25, 1832; died Jan. 28, 1857; md Elizabeth Jane Cheeny, March 18, 1853.

MARTHA ANDERSON d/o Thomas and Elizabeth Chappell, born Sussex Co., Va., June l5, 1779; died Athens, Ala., April 6, 1857.

GEORGE DUNCAN died Lauderdale Co., Ala., April 4, 1857 in his 48th year.

MARY JANE GILES w/o Isham Giles; d/o W. O. and Lucy Smithson; born May 15, 1838; md Nov. 12, 1856; died April 2, 1857, bronchitis.

JACOB WHITE died Estill Co., Ky., April 16, 1857 in his 50th year.

JOHN HENRY NIXON born Hinds Co., Miss., Sept. ll, 1828; md Margaret Browning Jan. 8, 1851; died April 7, 1857.

AMERICA CAPERTON w/o G. W. Caperton; died nr. Stevenson, Ala., April 4, 1857.

MARY L. MARTIN w/o Lewis Martin; d/o Josiah and Mary Morton, born Va., Feb. 18, 179O; md Jan. 3, 1811; moved to Sumner Co., Tenn. 1832 where she died Jan. 26, 1857; joined Baptist Church 1826.


May 14, 1857

Rev. JOHN McCAULEY born Tyrone Co., Ireland, Feb. 6, 1779; died Madison Co., Miss., April 12, 1857; came to U. S. 1804; last ten years spent as missionary to blacks in Madison County.

JOHN MORGAN born March 18, 1816; died April 8, 1857.

ANN HOGAN d/o James H. and Frances Hogan; died nr. Keysburg, Ky., April 21, 1857 aged 15 years.

MARY ELLA GARRISON died Calhoun Co., Ky., April 5, 1857 in her 6th year.


May 21, 1857

JOHN HIRAM BOWLING died Carrolton, Ky., Feb. 28, 1857 aged 18 years, 5 months, 3 days.


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RUTH ROOT d/o John W. and Sarah Root, died Carrolton, Ky., March 29, 1857 aged 21 years, 5 months.

Mrs. A. M. OGLE died Carrolton, Ky., April 11, 1857.

FRANCES J. TAYLOR w/o Rev. G. W. Taylor; d/o Charles and Frances Jones; born Bedford Co., Va., April 19, 1791; died Adair Co., Ky., Jan. 28, 1857; md Feb. 24, 1813.

SUSAN MARIAN RANDOLPH w/o J. T. Randolph, died Lowndes Co., Miss., April 27, 1857; born Lauderdale Co., Ala., Oct. 14, 1827; md Sept. 1, 1842 in Lawrence Co., Ala.

ELIZABETH A. COUTS w/o John F. Couts; d/o Rev. George McNelley, born Oct. 25, 1825; died March 22, 1857.

BENETER ANDREWS w/o Asa Andrews, born N.C. about 1778; died Wilson Co., Tenn., March 28, 1857.

JOHN E. KINGER died Maury Co., Tenn., Feb. 8, 1857 in his 22nd year; alumnus of Jackson College.

PAULINA GIST w/o R. R. Gist; d/o Beriah and Barbara Frazier, died Rhea Co., Tenn., April 29, 1857 aged 46 years; joined MEC August 1826; left widower, 7 children.


May 28, 1857

CHARLES JACKSON born Ky., Feb. 9, 1804; moved to Sumner Co., Tenn.; md Elizabeth Barham Dec. 22, 1825; died April 11, 1857.

HARRIET W. SHIRLEY w/o John B. Shirley; d/o James B. and Margaret E. Craig, born June 24, 1836; died May 1, 1857.

HENRY E. NIXON s/o Henry and Cordelia Nixon, born August 26, 1832; died Centreville, Tenn., Apri1 9, 1857.

JANE VIRGINIA PARKER born Va., Nov. 14, 1822; died April 28, 1857, Yell Co., Ark.

Resolutions of Respect for Rev. JOHN McCAULEY, MECS preacher who died recently; by 2nd Quarterly Conf., Camden Circuit, Miss. Conf., dated May 2, 1857.

GEORGE W. WRIGHT died Maury Co., Tenn., aged 21 years, 7 months, 29 days; no death date. Also, CHARLES W. WRIGHT, died Feb. 13, 1857 aged 18 years, 1 month, 23 days.

MARTHA JANE GILES w/o Isam Giles; d/o William O. and Lucy Smithson; born Williamson Co., Tenn., May 15, 1838; md Nov. 12, 1856; died April 1, 1857.

LEVI BLAYLOCK born nr. Hillsboro, N.C. 1813; died April 22, 1857; moved to Tenn., then to Illinois; moved to Graves Co., Ky. where he died April 22, 1857.

MICHAEL F. FARLEY died Madison Co., Ala., May 8, 1857 aged 36 years.

ELIZABETH MOORE died McLean Co., Ky., in her 29th year; no date given.

MARTHA ANN MURRAY w/o Philip T. Murray; died Larkinsville, Ala., March 28, 1857 in her 21st year; d/o J. B. and Mary Wright of Jackson Co., Ala.

CALANTHA J. WOODRUM born Wilson Co., Tenn., Dec. 17, 1836; died March 5, 1857.

SARAH E. MONDY d/o Thomas and Jane E. Mondy, died April 10, 1857 aged 5 years, 3 months.

DANIEL J. DIXON died December 30, 1856 aged 1 year, 2 months, 28 days.

ALICE A. SPEARS died Allen Co., Ky., April 19, 1857 aged 7 years, 7 months, 1 day.


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WILLIAM CRAIG EMBRY s/o Alex. S. and Louisa Embry; died Winchester, Tenn., May 2, 1857 aged 7 months.


June 4, 1857

Rev. MORGAN WILLIAMS born Md., Nov. 1, 1765; died Mayfield, Ky., Feb. 8, 1857; his first and second wives died; he md thirdly, Sept. 17, 1812 and she died July 7, 1842 (no names of wives given).

SARAH E. THOMSON w/o Rev. J. C. C. Thomson of the Ky. Conf., born March 24, 1824; md Nov. 2, 1840; died Christianburg, Ky., April 26, 1857.

WILLIAM SMITH born S.C., Jan. 8, 1777; moved to Tenn. 1821; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., April 16, 1857.

SARAH ANN SMITH d/o John and Elizabeth Martin; md Dr. William Ticer who died 1844; md Mr. Smith 1848; died Wayne Co., Tenn., March 22, 1857.

ELLEN NEAL STUART oldest child and only d/o Hon. James and Mary Stuart of Bradenburg, Ky., alumna of Goshen Academy, died May 10, 1857.

DILLARD G. STONE died McMinnville, Tenn., April 27, 1857 about 37 years old.

M. C. HOLLAN d/o W. and R. C. Miles; w/o W. T. Hollan; born Union Dist., S.C. Oct. 4, 1834; moved to Fayette Co., Ala. 1846; md Dec. 25, 1853; died Fayetteville, Ala., Apri1 8, 1857.

MARY ANN TARPLEY w/o James M. Tarpley; only d/o E. L. and Lavinia Jones, died Tullahoma, Tenn., May 9, 1857 in her 17th year; md June 12, 1856.

ROBERT OWEN died Ala., March 8, 1857 aged 60 years, 2 months, 26 days.

MARY J. NAPIER died Nashville, Tenn., May 7, 1857 of consumption, in her 34th year.

LUCRETIA WINN born Md., Jan. 14, 1773; d/o Thomas and Mary Posey; moved, to Virginia when she was about 7 years old and to Abbeville Dist., S.C. when she was about 12 years old; joined MEC 1787; md Jan. 7, 1790 to Abner Winn; moved to Jackson Co., Ga. 1803, then to Perry Co., Ala. 1822; then in 1835 to Tuscaloosa Co., Ala. where he died Dec. 23, 1836 and where she died April 19, 1857.

SAMUEL T. VESTAL born Jackson Co., Ala., Nov. 27, 1824; died Blount Co., Ala., April 26, 1857.

WILLIAM H. WILSON born Henderson Co., Tenn., Jan. 2, 1822; died April 27, 1857, Haywood Co., Tenn.

J. B. AYRES born Greenville Dist., S.C., April 27, 1800; moved to Jefferson Co., Ala. 1819 where he died May 3, 1857.

WILLIAM BECKHAM s/o N.C. and Cynthia Beckham died Spencer Co., Ky., March 22, 1857 aged 3 years, 24 days. His sister, ALICE, died March 28, 1857 aged 7 years, 7 months; both of scarlet fever.

WILLIAM D. E. NEELY s/o John B. and Jane Neely, died Cornersville, Tenn., May 14, 1857 aged 7 years, 2 months, 2 days.


June 11, 1857

Miss KATE SIBLY died at her father's residence, Trimble Co., Ky., April 17, 1857 aged 21 years.

MARTHA CAROLINE BLAIR d/o William and Catharine Rowell; born Feb. 22, 1822; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., May 1, 1857.

Mrs. SANDAL L. CLIFTON died Itawamba Co., Miss., May 8, 1857; born June 8, 1804.

MARTHA FORD only child of William and Ann Kersey, born Garrard Co., Ky., June 6, 1831; died May 14, 1857.


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Rev. ROBERT McCORKLE born S.C., June 5, 1779; died Henderson Co., Tenn., Jan. 5, 1857; md Mary D. Crocket, Feb. 22, 1803; moved to Tenn. 1806; local MECS preacher.

ELIZA ANN ANDREWS d/o Davis and Martha Brown; born Brunswick Co., Va. 1798; to Giles Co., Tenn. 1814; died Giles Co., Tenn., April 15, 1857.

JAMES A. STEEL s/o Joseph and Elizabeth Steel, died Nashville, May 11, 1857 aged 24 years.

MOLLIE NUNNALLY d/o B. S. and E. C. Nunnally, died Maysville, Ala., May 15, 1857 aged 1 year, 8 months.

FANNIE ELLA RUSSELL d/o R. F. and M. A. Russell died Maysville, Ala., May 23, 1857 aged 6 months, 3 days.


June 18, 1857

ELIZABETH DAUGHERTY w/o John Daugherty, eldest d/o Charles C. and Mary M. Porter of Harrison Co., Ky., died Winston, Ky., May 22, 1857 in her 45th year.

ELIZABETH A. BOWEN w/o M. Bowen; d/o Henry and Mary Good, died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Nov. 25, 1856.

MARTHA ANN PICKET w/o Rev. J. J. Picket of Ala. Conf., born Charlotte Co., Va., Nov. 27. 1808; died B1ount Co., Ala., March 12, 1857.

MARY DOWNING born Chester Dist., S.C., July 6, 1791; died April 21, 1857, unmarried.

MARY E. MOORE died Limestone Co., Ala., May 21, 1857 in her 46th year.

HENRY C. ROBERTSON died Stewart Co., Tenn., May 2, 1857 in his 24th year.

CHARLES CRAYCRAFT born Berkeley Co., Va., 1783; moved to Ky. 1800; md Sarah Stevenson Dec. 1809; joined MEC 1816; died Greenup Co., Ky., May 7, 1857.

CATHARINE HENDERLITER w/o Benjamin Henderliter, born June 1806; died Smythe Co., Va., April 10, 1857.


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June 25, 1857

SAMUEL ALLEN born and raised in Christian Co., Ky.; died May 11, 1857, Cass Co., Texas.

ANDREW W. ALEXANDER born N.C., 1797; moved to Ky.; joined MEC April 1819; no death date given.

ELIZABETH A. WAIR born Hawkins Co., Tenn., March 7, 1821; d/o Lewis and Mary Lawson; died Bradley Co., Tenn., May 17, 1857; md James Wair, May 17, 1840; joined MEC 1841.

ANDERSON S. HAYSE born Oct. 14, 1791; died Benton Co., Ala., April 26, 1857; lived in Marshall Co., Tenn.; died on visit to relatives in White Plains.

"Brother" CHAPMAN born Prince Edward Co., Va., Feb. 28, 1793; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn. 1823; in 1832 to Marshall Co., Ky. where he died March 26, 1857.

JANE GILLELAND born Northumberland Co., Va., 1785; d/o Richard and Mary Haney; with parents moved to Cocke Co.; md Harvey Gilleland in 1804 and moved to St. Clair Co., Ala. where he died in 1824; she died Feb. 23, 1857.

SOLOMON HARDY died Logan Co., Ky., Jan. 24, 1857, aged 72 years; native of Md.; lived in Ky. 26 years.

ELIZABETH PALMER w/o S. M. Palmer; died May 7, 1857.



The CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, Nashville, January 11, 1873


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