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


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January 6, 1872

HENRY OVERTON WELLS of Bristol, England, died Nov. 23, 1871; born 1800. "He laid the foundation of thirty chapels." Left twelve sons, two daughters.

Rev. ROBERT J. BRECKINRIDGE, D.D., died Danville, Ky., Dec. 27, 1871; professor of Exegetic, Didactic and Polemic Theology in a theological seminary; born in Ky., March 8, 1800.

Mrs. MARY ANN RENCHER w/o James H. Rencher, died Ft. Deposit, Ala. Nov. 22, 1871; d/o James and Elizabeth J. R. McCall; born Bibb Co., Ala. May 28, 1833; md July 22, 1847.

LOUISA WELLER d/o G. C. and E. Weller, died Sept. 4, 1871 aged 17 years, 9 months, 19 days old; joined Baptist Church at Little Union August 1869.

BENJAMIN WESLEY DUNN s/o George and Dicy Dunn; born Garrard Co., Ky. Dec. 2, 1831; died Lincoln County, Ky. Oct. 3, 1871; in 1853 moved to Huntsville, Alabama; in Feb. 1856 moved to Danville; the next year moved to Stanford, all of which time he was a merchant until 1863 when he was elected as sheriff and then cashier of the Bank of Stanford; md Fannie McKinney, October 25, 1864; left widow and three children.

Mrs. BOURCHETT HESTER, nee House, born Granville Co., N.C. Sept. 22, 1774; died November 6, 1871; her mother died when she was an infant and she was raised by an uncle, William House who died in 1840 near Petersburg in his 98th year; md Benjamin Hester 1796; in 1822 moved to Bedford Co., Tenn.; he died August 18, 1828; had ten children, eight surviving her; member of Primitive Baptist Church for over 60 years.

LOU CARROL w/o Richard Carrol; d/o Altimont and Sarah R. Thompson of Lauderdale County, Ala.; died August 10, 1871 in her 25th year; joined MECS 1864.


January 12, 1872

MELISSA FRANCES HUDSON w/o John McFerrin Hudson; born Sumner Co., Tenn. July 20, 1841; died North Edgefield, Tenn. Dec. 31, 1871; joined Second Presbyterian Church 1857.

NANNIE ELLEN McFERRIN w/o Rev. T. McFerrin; d/o E. L. and D. A. Crocker; died Dec. 30, 1871.

Miss NANCY REED, aged 103, died Hart Co., Ky., Nov. 22, 1871; she lived in the family of the late Littleberry Carter during the life of his first wife.

GRANVILLE HUFFAKER s/o Rev. Jacob and Mary Huffaker; born Knox Co., Tenn. and raised there; died Dec. 21, 1871 in his 23rd year.

ORLANDO E. MALONE eldest s/o W. H. Malone, died Marion, McDowell Co., N.C. Dec. 20, 1871 aged 18 years, 1 month, 23 days old.

WILLIAM HUGHES born Patrick Co., Va. August 13, 1795; died October 10, 1871; moved to Maury Co., Tenn. about 45 years ago and settled on Duck River near Cedar Spring where he lived about ten years; then moved to Bedford Co., Tenn. and lived there 25 years; then moved back to Maury Co. about 14 years ago where he died.

ALEXANDER WHELENS died New Orleans, La. Dec. 3, 1871 in his 45th year; moved to New Orleans several years ago; had lived primarily in Nashville, Tenn.; left a widow and children.

MATTIE J. LEWIS d/o Dr. John W. Sisk of Greene Co., Tenn. but now of Smythe Co., Va.; w/o John H. Lewis; born Sept. 14, 1828; died Tazewell Co., Va. Dec. 9, 1871; md November 29, 1870.

LUCY BOOTH consort of Charles Booth, born Va. 1785; died Oct. 2, 1871; md and moved to Giles Co., Tenn., then to Limestone Co. Ala. and lived until his death about 20 years ago; then went to live with son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Emeline Booth; had four sons, three daughters.


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JENNIE LANE, nee Sims, born Dec. 18, 1852; died Hart Co., Ky. Nov. 26, 1871; md Sidney Lane, February 10, 1870.

ELIZABETH J. GARDNER w/o Colonel Robert D. Gardner; died Newbern, Va. Nov. 26, 1871 aged 40 years, 5 months, 13 days old; joined MECS 1859.

JOSHUA A. BROWN died near Hurricane Springs, Franklin Co., Tenn. Oct. 9, 1871 aged about 25 years; joined MECS 1866.


January 20, 1872

Mrs. MARY HELM died Dec. 20, 1871 in her 95th year in residence of her son, H. B. Helm, esquire; d/o Benjamin Edwards of Montgomery Co., Md., a member of the U.S. Congress; md 1803 to Benjamin Helm, a Kentucky pioneer, who died in his 91st year; their grandson, Rev. Benjamin Helm, was a missionary to China; another grandson, Benjamin Bristow, was solicitor-general of U.S.; a son, Henry B. Helm.

Rev. C. B. PARSONS, D. D., born Enfield, Conn. July 23, 1805; died Louisville, Ky. Dec. 8, 1871; md Emily C. Oldham October 7, 1830; joined MEC March 1839; licensed to preach the same year; stricken with paralysis 2-3 years ago.

MARY C. EASTERLY d/o Noah W. Easterly and granddaughter of Jacob Easterly, born Cocke Co., Tenn. July 24, 1848; died December 23, 1871.

MARY R. WEAVER d/o Willis and Lotty Weaver, formerly of Ky.; died St. Louis, Mo. October 16, 1871; 27 years a faithful member of Centenary Church; her mother, blind, survived.

Mrs. SOPHIA HOUSER of Botetourt Co., Va., born 1823; died Oct. 3, 1871; joined MEC at age 15.

L. B. KNOTT born Oct. 23, 1810; died Shelbyville, Tenn. October 2, 1871.

JAMES H. YOUNG of Green River Soc., No. Bowling Green Circuit, Kentucky Conference "is dead" (no death date given); left widow, 9 or 10 children.

SARAH GEORGE w/o Robert George, died at home, Stewart Co., Tenn. Jan. 2, 1872; born in Pittsylvania Co., Va.; md 1819; a Free-will Baptist.

M. F. SHEFFIELD d/o Col. Thomas Simmons; w/o P. H. Sheffield, born March 4, 1816; died Perry Co., Tenn. Dec. 18, 1871; joined MECS August 1867.


January 27, 1872

Rev. SAMUEL LESLIE ORMAN born Williamson Co., Tenn. March 22, 1838; joined MECS 1859; assisted Methodist minister until he joined the Tennessee Conference Oct. 1866; brother of Rev. J. A. Orman; a Master Mason; died Dec. 25, 1871; transcript of Masonic tribute to his memory, the W. S. Lodge #9, Springfield, Tenn. dated December 26, 1871.

JOHN S. ODELL born Sept. 27, 1847; died Mossy Creek, Tenn. Jan. 14, 1871; s/o Samuel Odell; joined MECS January 1867.

FANNIE M. TINSLEY d/o L. D. and Mary E. Cooper; born March 23, 1845; died Ohio Co., Ky., Dec. 14, 1871; joined MECS in 14th year; md Monroe Tinsley, January 1866; buried in New Bethel Churchyard.

JAMES BLANFORD born 1807; died Taylor Co., Ky. Dec. 26, 1871; left a widow, two sons, two daughters.

MARY C. BRAGG d/o J. S. and M. A. Bragg, died Campbellsville, Ky. July 1, 1871 aged 2 years, 13 days old.


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JOHN IRVIN SMITH "died more than a year ago"; youngest delegate at church conference at Murfreesboro, Tenn. 1870; his mother was a d/o Rev. George Dye and sister of Rev. William T. Dye; others who had died in past year: Rebecca Reeves, Sue Payne, "Sister" Council, Dr. K. S. Campbell.

NANCY JOHNSON died January 1, 1872; md at age 15 to William Johnson of Va.; both joined MEC that year; he was long deceased; had large family of children and grandchildren; lived many years in Logan Co., Kentucky.

Rev. R. W. COLEMAN born Livingstone Co., Ky. June 19, 1822; died Smithland, Ky., Nov. 16, 1871; md Martha Green, June 10, 1847; licensed to preach, MECS, July 1856; left a widow and eight children.

P. L. MASSIE s/o Rev. J. H. Massie, formerly of Hanover Co., N.C. but "now" of Tennessee, died November 27, 1871.


February 3, 1872

Rev. GEORGE O. HILTON, native of Illinois, was about 35 years old when he died Dec. 23, 1871, from injury received while cutting fire-wood.

CATHARINE ELIZABETH COLQUITT d/o A. B. and Margaret Colquitt, born Oct. 5, 1845; died Clay Co., Ala. Dec. 18, 1871; pulmonary disease.

DANIEL SMITH died Gosport, Ind., January 15, 1872; born Montgomery Co., Ky. July 7, 1801; moved with parents to Clark Co., Ky. when a boy; md there to Eliza A. d/o Thomas G. Gardner, January 15, 1824; he was raised in the Baptist Church but joined MEC July 23, 1825; moved to Trimble Co., Ky. 1833 and was lay leader in Mt. Nego church; sold his farm in Nov. 1870 and went to live with his son, Dr. John W. Smith of Gosport.

LOUISA M. JACKSON d/o Rev. Caswell Carter, Simpson Co., Ky.; born May 9, 1829; died Jan. 16, 1872; md John E. Jackson, April 12, 1849; joined MEC 1844.

WILLIAM HOUSE born Bertie Co., N.C. May 9, 1792; died near Gallatin, Tenn. Dec. 20, 1871; joined MEC 1838; died in presence of a brother and children. ROBRAY s/o T. P. and L. Cooper born March 22, 1862; died Dec. 26, 1871.

DAVID HUNTER s/o Elijah and Sarah Hunter, born Williamson Co., Tenn. Sept. 18, 1808; died Dec. 23, 1871; md Mary B. Claygett, January 8, 1832, Hickman Co., Tenn.; joined MECS at Mt. Pleasant, Centerville Circuit 1857.

ANN CARBON d/o W. and F. A. Carnohan, born Spotsylvania Co., Va. Nov. 15, 1832; died Madisonville, Ky., Dec. 15, 1871; md (1) James Hand, Lexington, Mo., January 10, 1853; (2) James Carbon, So. Carrolton, Ky., September 28, 1865.

JOHN SPENCER PICKERING born Montgomery Co., Tenn. June 13, 1847; died Dec. 20, 187l; baptized at Mt. Carmel MECS summer 1864; md Lizzie Duerson, Jan. 20, 1868.

MARTHA O. FLOURNOY consort of James Flournoy, born May 3, 1790; died near Maxville, Ky., Dec. 15, 1871.

EDNA PICKERING d/o John Spencer and Lizzie Pickering, born Feb. 15, 1870; died April 9, 1871.

EDWARD H. McCORMICK died Shepherdsville, Ky. Dec. 24, 1871. "He leaves an affectionate wife and two nice little Sabbath-school boys."

JOHN ROACH died January 22, 1872 at residence of elder son, John M. Roach; member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


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February 10, 1872

FANNIE D. WYATT born Feb. 1, 1865; died December 9, 1871.

Rev. S. HARGISS of Western Virginia Conference, born Burke Co., N.C. March 5, 1805; died Catlettsburg, Ky. August 27, 1864; joined MEC at age 20; became local preacher 1845; licensed as traveling preacher 1852; in 1858-1859 he was presiding elder in the Greenbrier District.

SHADRACH TENISON buried January 25, 1872; died in his 86th year; born Amherst Co., Va.; moved to Ky. 1820.

JOHN SHELTON born Patrick Co., Va. May 11, 1811; died Rutherford Co., Tenn. Jan. 6, 1872; twice married; first wife was the eldest and second wife the youngest d/o Thomas Bennett.

EMMA W. ANDREW widow of late Bishop J. O. Andrew, died at home of her only son, Col. B. M. Woolsey, Selma, Alabama, January 24, 1872; called, familiarly, "Aunt Emma."

Major JOHN SANDERS died Tazewell Co., Va. Dec. 26, 1871; left widow.

JAMES PORTER BELL, esquire, born Madison Co., Ala. Dec. 22, 1818; died Cherokee, Ala. Jan. 22, 1872 "while sitting in his chair"; member of Masonic order.

PURLINA CHAPPELL died Dec. 10, 1871 aged 59 years; d/o Ballard S. Chappell.

MARY CALHOUN BRIDGES born April 15, 1841; died January 9, 1872.

JOHN R. PARKER, Sumner Co., Tenn., died Dec. 31, 1871; joined MECS 1858.

THOMAS J. DAVIS infant s/o J. T. W. and M. E. Davis, died Jan. 13, 1872 aged 3 years, 7 months old.


February 17, 1872

ELIZA A. EDGE, nee Stubbs, born Franklin Co., Ga. Aug. 23, 1832; died Cherokee Co., Ala. Dec. 19, 1871; md Hugh Edge 1852.

LUCINDA WEST died Mercer Co., Ky. April 2, 1871 after long illness; born Feb. 15, 1805; md May 12, 1831.

W. A. SUMMERS s/o J. F. and T. P. Summers, born Stewart Co., Tenn. June 23, 1849; died Humphreys Co., Tenn. Oct. 30, 187l; joined MECS 1866.

LAURA E. BOWMAN infant d/o Samuel G. and Bettie Bowman, died Jan. 27, 1872 aged 10 months, 6 days old.

EMMA LEE EDELMAN infant d/o George W. and Nancy P. Edelman, born Rutherford Co., Tenn. Dec. 24, 1870; died Tipton Co., Tenn. Feb. 8, 1872.

WILLIAM H. HARDAWAY born Campbell Co., Va. March 13, 1800; d. Dec. 5, 1871; moved to Kentucky 1811.

LETTIE REED d/o Rev. J. A. and M. M. Henderson, died Georgetown, Ky. Feb. 7, 1872 aged 3 years.

AMANDA M. BAKER w/o H. C. Baker; d/o M. K. and Mary Young, died Nov. 28, 1871 aged 30 years.

MARY FOSTER d/o James and Rachel King; w/o Rev. Anthony Foster, born Spartenburg Dist., S.C. 1815; died near Fayette Court House, Ala. Dec. 8, 1871; mother of twelve children.

MARY SEWARD born Va. Sept. 17, 1791; died Warren Co., Ky. Oct. 11, 1871 at residence of son-in-law, Robert Goodrum; md Joseph Seward at age 21.

FRANCIS M. FENNIL born Jan. 30, 1816; died Jackson Co., Ala. Feb. 1, 1872.

CATHARINE A. BARRICKMAN w/o Isaac Barrickman; born Henry Co., Ky. April 21, 1839; died Jan. 23, 1872; md March 6, 1856; d/o Benjamin F. and Louisa Spurgin.


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SARAH JANE BOTTORFF w/o A. F. Bottorff; d/o W. and Rebecca Shrader, born Oct. 20, 1832; md February 26, 1850; died Feb. 6, 1872; joined MECS 1849; left widower and several children.

PERMELIA PITMAN died suddenly, Laurel Co., Ky. Jan. 25, 1872; lacked eight days of reaching age 69; md October 47 years ago to Fielding Pitman.

MARGARET L. POLLITT w/o Rev. R. J. Pollitt of Kentucky Conference; d/o late Hon. James LeCompte, Henry Co., Ky.; died at residence of father-in-law, Samuel Pollitt, Lewis Co., Ky. Jan. 24, 1872; md Sept. 29, 1870; born July 31, 1841; joined MECS 1860.


February 24, 1872

Rev. ZECHARIAH MITCHELL born Montgomery, now Pulaski Co., Va. Dec. 18, 1791; died January 18, 1872; licensed to preach, MEC, July 4, 1812; preached in the mountains of western and southwestern Va.; one of original trustees of Asbury Cripple Creek Campground.

Tribute of Respect for JOHN REED who died recently; by Quarterly Conference,

Washington, Ky., January 27, 1872.

Miss NANNIE M. AULL born Bardstown, Ky. Nov. 12, 1835; died in same place, Feb. 14, 1872; two years a teacher after graduating from Bardstown Female Institute; joined MEC at age 8.

NANCY BREWER d/o Grovener and Jane Stewart; w/o Joseph Brewer, born Oct. 8, 1801; died Feb. 11, 1872; md July 6, 1831; left two sons.

SOLOMON WISE, eminent layman, born Jefferson Co., Ky. June 27, 1830; died Jan. 19, 1872 from an accidental pistol wound; member of Masonic order; left widow and six children.

MARGARET E. HENDERSON w/of John A. Henderson; d/o widow Cassena McCown; born Lincoln Co., Tenn. Dec. 30, 1846; died Dec. 6, 1871; md Dec. 30, 1846; left widower and one child.

STERLING OWEN s/o Richard and Mary Owen, died Oct. 14, 1871.

CLAUDY McINTOSH s/o John and Laura McIntosh, died near Triana, Ala. Oct. 31, 1871.

EMMA LEE EDELMAN infant d/o George W. and Nancy Edelman, died Feb. 8, 1872 near Covington, Tenn., aged 1 year, 1 month, 15 days old; cholera morbus.

THOMAS EARNEST BOWMAN s/o Rev. J. W. and S. A. Bowman of Holston Conference, born Oct. 7, 1868; died January 21, 1872; croup.


March 2, 1872

LUCY HOBSON died Greensburg, Ky. Feb. 18, 1872 at residence of son-in-law, Charles Allen; born Va. Nov. 8, 1793; moved to Green Co., Ky. as a child; md "Mr." Hobson March 15, 1814 (he was now deceased).

ROBERT A. TRAVIS, brother of Rev. Thomas R. Travis, late of Louisville Conference, born April 13, 1813; died Princeton, Ky., Dec. 23, 1871.

LEWIS ASHBY born April 16, 1807; died Jan. 4, 1872, Hopkins Co., Ky.; twice md; large family of children with first wife; a child, a boy, with second wife.

NANCY E. HINDS d/o C. W. and Angeline Hinds, died Marshall Co., Ala. Feb. 7, 1872 aged nearly 17 years old.

SALLIE A. WEBB, nee Edwards, born March 26, 1842; died Jan. 30, 1872; md Jan. 29, 1862; little son, Jimmie, recently died; joined MECS April 1858.


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MARY MITCHELL w/o William J. Mitchell, dec., born Franklin Co., Va. Oct. 31, 1799; died Feb. 11, 1872; mother of seven children.

JOHN EMORY MOSER born Wilson Co., Tenn. June 4, 1837; died Feb. 12, 1872; md Julia Ann DeWitt d/o Rev. A. C. DeWitt, Sept. 2, 1858; moved to Muhlenburg Co., Ky. 1853.

Tribute of Respect for J. O. HUBBARD who died September 1871; by "Lodge".

Tribute of Respect for JAMES H. WILSON who died Feb. 6, 1872; by Quarterly Meeting, Bush Grove, Goodlettsville Circuit, February 17, 1872.


March 9, 1872

VIRGINIA G. MUNSEY d/o Rev. T. K. Munsey of Holston Conference, died Feb. 26, 1872; cousin of Dr. William E. Munsey, Baltimore Conference; taught in Calhoun Masonic Institute.

ELIZABETH RICE WELCH died at residence of her son, Samuel R. Welch, Jessamine Co., Ky., Feb. 1872, aged 73 years; w/o John Welch, esq.; member of Presbyterian Church.

JAMES H. WILSON born Petersburg, Va. Oct. 5, 1813; died Feb. 6, 1872; "of Scotch

Descent"; md Ann Camp, April 27, 1837; joined MEC 1838.


March 16, 1872

ROBERT D. GEOGHEGAN born Oct. 22, 1821; died August 1, 1871; md Lizzie Park; member of Masonic order.

ASA McNEAL born Prince Edward Co., Va. Sept. 7, 1806; died Jan. 4, 1872; joined MEC 1843.

ELIZABETH SMITH, nee Garrett, died Henry Co., Ky. Feb. 10, 1872; born August 27, 1812; md J. C. Bowne, Dec. 16, 1830 and he died Dec. 10, 1835, leaving her with three children; md Franklin Smith, Henry Co., Ky., June 20, 1839 and he died April 16, 1843.

ELIZABETH EASLEY d/o James S. and Catherine Warren, born Robertson Co., Tenn. Feb. 28, 1806; died Jan. 31, 1872; md Major James D. Easley, Jan. 24, 1846; had eleven children, six having predeceased her; joined MECS 1847.

Mrs. ELIZA SHEPARD, born Maysville, Ky.; died New Orleans, La. Feb. 27, 1872, aged 72 years.

WILLIAM DENMAN FOSTER s/o William B. and Bethany Foster, born Morgan Co., Miss. March 21, 1845; died Cannon Co., Tenn. Jan. 29, 1872; joined MECS 1855.

Dr. SAMUEL B. ROBISON born N.C. 1803; died near Center, Ala., Oct. 23, 1871; moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. 1819; md 1832; practiced medicine.

MARTHA W. MIDDLETON d/o Asa and Lucy A. P. McNeal, born Sept. 3, 1836; died May 9, 1870, Christian Co., Ill.; joined MECS 1850; buried beside "her three little babes."

Mrs. JANE H. JOHNSON died at residence of son-in-law, M. Hartman, Dec. 26, 1871 in her 74th year; d/o Howell and Senith Moss of Granville Co., N.C.; md Thomas Johnson, Jan. 12, 1819 and in 1844 moved to Montgomery Co., Tenn.; he died July 24, 1847.

ELIZABETH WELLS w/o Henry Wells, died Jan. 24, 1872 in her 81st year.

SARAH J. CROOK d/o John and Elizabeth Kemmer and sister of Mrs. Young, w/o Rev. R. A. Young; born Sept. 7, 1835; died Feb. 6, 1872; md C. B. Crook, March 3, 1858; left widower and five children.


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CELESTIA S. GASTON w/o J. D. Gaston; d/o Henry and Maria L. Holston, born Sept. 12, 1834; died January 27, 1872.

MARY M. TAYLOR d/o Rev. B. T. and Sarah Taylor, born Grayson Co., Ky. Oct. 20, 1851; died in same county, January 16, 1872.

ARABEL HOWELL w/o Dr. W. H. Howell, Gadsden, Ala., died recently.

WILLIAM PETERS, a veteran who was in the battle of Trafalgar in Admiral Nelson's fleet, died recently in Jersey (British Isles) at age 93.


March 23, 1872

Rev. WILLIAM H. JORDAN, died Dec. 25, 1871. "He rose from his bed in apparently good health and enjoyed the happy rejoicings of his children over their presents which Santa Claus had brought them. In about an hour afterward he was attacked with colic and in half an hour was a corpse." A member of the Tennessee Conference; md "Miss" Smith 1846; d/o Hon. H. D. Smith; burial in Florence, Alabama.

Rev. JOHN A. JONES, chiefly a tribute to his supposed virtues with but one date given, 1861, the year he was appointed to Union Circuit, Tennessee Conference.

LYDIA STEVENSON w/o Rev. Elam Stevenson of Giles Co., Tenn.; d/o William and Catharine Payne, born Burke (now Caldwell) Co., N.C., Aug. 16, 1787; died at home, March 6, 1872; md Jan. 14, 1808; had eleven children, ten surviving her; among living and deceased they had 90 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren; joined MEC 1802. Her son, Rev. J. B. Stevenson wrote, "My mother was a shouting Methodist."

OCTAVIA FREDERICA PARK d/o Rev. Archibald and Hester Crockett, born July 3, 1844; died Houston, Miss., Feb. 3, 1872; md A. A. Park, Jan. 19, 1860 and had four children, the youngest born four days before her death.

HARDEN DURHAM died Robertson Co., Tenn. Nov. 20, 1871; md Mattie Sadler 1848; joined the MECS, at Salem, the same year; in July 1868 his only surviving child, THOMAS DURHAM, was killed by lightning.

GEORGE FLETCHER CANNON s/o Alexander and Lydia Cannon, born Georgetown, Ky., Oct. 17, 1829; died in same place, March 6, 1872; joined MECS 1864; buried "on the hill that overlooks the town."

MARTHA E. PRICE d/o Henry and Sarah Ebean, born Baltimore, Md. Sept. 12, 1839; died March 1, 1872; md Joseph A. Price, Aug. 9, 1860 and moved to Lewis Co., Ky. at the close of the war /Civil War/.

ELIZABETH RICE born Ga. Nov. 13, 1805; died Florence, Ala. Feb. 28, 1872 at residence of son-in-law, Z. Willet.


March 30, 1872

NANCY E. ROSE d/o Sanford and Mary E. Rose, died Sept. 8, 1871 aged 15 years, 12 days old.

ISAAC T. FONDREN died at residence of his father in Washington, Rhea Co., Tenn., Nov. 16, 1871; consumptive; born Feb. 28, 1847; joined MECS Aug. 1865.

MARY A. SPARKS w/o Isaac Sparks, born Va. 1809; died near Nicholasville, Ky. Jan. 24, 1872; member of MECS 41 years.

ELIZABETH BURGE born Brunswick Co., Va. May 12, 1796; died Warren Co., Ky. March 5, 1872.

JULIUS C. WYLLIE born Jan. 9, 1844; died Sumner Co., Tenn. Nov. 10, 1871; veteran of Confederate army.


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ELIZA JANE KEITH d/o John and Mary Jack of Rhea Co., Tenn., born March 7, 1815; died Jan. 28, 1872; md Nicholas Keith, May 9, 1844; joined MECS at Richland Campground about 1848.

EARNI C. REESE died at his father's residence, Carrolton, Ga. March 7, 1872 aged 18 years; during last year of his life he was organist at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

MARY H. TRAVIS d/o I. and C. P. Price, born Feb. 16, 1815; died Feb. 8, 1872; md I. C. Travis 1835; funeral preached in Franklin, Ky.; left an aged mother, widower and five children.

ELLEN M. GARNER d/o Dorcas Wilson, born York Dist., S.C. about 1853; died Nov. 18, 1871; wife of W. J. Garner.

EUGENIA BROWDER youngest d/o John N. and Olivia S. Browder, died Montgomery Ala. Feb. 27, 1872 aged 5 years, 1 month, 18 days old.

OLIVIA J. LESTER d/o William L. and Angelina M. Crawford, born Fayette Co., Tenn. Sept. 29, 1834; died near Pulaski, Tenn., March 2, 1872; attended Female Institute, Columbia, Tenn.; md James H. Lester, De Soto Co., Miss., Oct. 31, 1860. "A figure, tall, erect and well-proportioned." Confined to bed for several years with consumption.

JOHN A. RAY born Feb. 24, 1804; died Nov. 21, 1871; joined MEC 1826; left a widow.

HENRY STEELE s/o Rev. Reuben and Elizabeth Steele, died Scott Co., Va. Feb. 2, 1872. "He was a good, obedient boy from his infancy."

MARTHA ROWE, nee Charlton, born Cumberland Co., Va. June 20, 1796; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Feb. 16, 1872; md Lawrence Rowe, Sumner Co., Tenn., Jan. 8, 1818; joined Baptist Church at McCrory's Creek, May 1829; had two children.

THOMAS KELSEY born Chester Dist., S.C. Aug. 17, 1790; died Lawrence Co., Tenn. Feb. 28, 1872; moved in early life to Henry Co., Tenn. and professed religion at old Hebron Church about 40 years ago (MECS).


Apri1 6, 1872

CORNELIA TAYLOR d/o Claiborne Taylor, born Maury Co., Tenn. Jan. 30, 1857; died Feb. 25, 1872; joined MECS 1868.

ANN M. M. TYUS w/o Thomas W. Tyus, born S.C. June 8, 1815; died Brownsville, Tenn. Feb. 15, 1872; mother of thirteen children, five surviving her.

WILLIAM R. PEEBLES born Va. March 15, 1789; died March 7, 1872; md Oct. 14, 1817 (spouse's name not given); first burial in new churchyard of Triana Methodist Church.

ANNA E. SLAUGHTER born Jan. 6, 1847; died Feb. 7, 1872; md Dr. J. C. Slaughter, Dec. 22, 1865; joined Baptist Church July 1865.

ELIZABETH BURTS died March l4, 1872; w/o Major J. L. Burts; lived 5 miles east of Jonesboro, Washington Co., Tenn.; d/o Joseph Young; born April 1801; md 1823; one of her daughters was wife of Rev. W. H. Bates, a MECS preacher.

G. W. MANNING born March 12, 1838; died Feb. 12, 1872; lived and died in Stewart Co., Tenn.; left three children "in the care of kind relatives."

W. W. SCOTT living near Davisville, Calhoun Co., Ala., was kicked by a horse March 2, 1872 and soon died; born Ga. Sept. 20, 1835; joined MECS at age 18; member of Masonic order.

ASA C. PHILLIPS was shot March 26, 1872 and died the next day near Winchester, Tenn.; killed by Joel Branch.


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Tribute of Respect for HARDY C. DRAUGHON who had died recently; by Thomas McCulloch Lodge #3O1, Masonic order, Cedar Hill, Tenn., March 18, 1872.


April 13, 1872

JAMES B. SHARPE born Rockbridge Co., Va. and moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. as a child; joined MEC 1841; died Memphis, Tenn. March 13, 1872; md Miranda Horton d/o late Rev. Henry C. Horton; moved in 1848 to Panola Co., Miss; in 1855 moved to Memphis.

in /Martin ?/ GARDNER (male), died LaFayette, Ky. March 1, 1872; born Pittsylvania Co., Va.; aged about 75 years at death. (The newspaper page is creased so as to obscure most of given name.)

CHARLOTTE WILCOX w/o John D. Wilcox of New Albany, Indiana, born Pa. June 14 1821; died March 28, 1872; left widower and three daughters, one son.

SALLIE E. JOHNSON of Somerville Circuit, No. Ala. Conference, died Feb. 17, 1872; born Ga. June 22, 1837; md David B. Johnson; left widower and three children.

ELLEN McCANLASS born July 28, 1845; died Mossy Creek, Tenn. Jan. 9, 1872; md N. L. McCanlass Nov. 21, 1867.

JOSEPH J. BROYLES s/o John and Nancy Broyles, born Madison Co., Ala. Sept. 13, 1848; died accidental gunshot wound, March 11, 1872; moved to Fannin Co., Texas Feb. 1871; his mother died in Alabama 1866.

KATIE BARTLETT d/o James and Sallie Bartlett, born July 13, 1850; died March 9, 1872. Her last words were, reportedly, "Papa, your Hattie will soon be gone, I am perfectly willing to go"; had a brother, Johnnie.

HATTIE J. MILLER died January 24, 1872; joined MECS Aug. 1857. Cynthiana, Ky. /One wonders if editor mistakenly put part of her deathbed dialogue in Katie Bartlett's obituary or mistakenly called Katie, Hattie in the dialogue given in the former's obituary./

JOHN CLARK PROCTOR was killed by gunshot near Corinth, Miss. Feb. 9, 1872, aged nearly 66 years. "He was killed for money no doubt as his pockets were robbed." Son of William Proctor.

FRANCES LANGLEY w/o O. B. Langley, born Aug. 20, 1803; died St. Clair Co., Ala. Jan. 31, 1872; md December 14, 1824.

OSWELL B. LANGLEY s/o John and Euphemia Langley, born July 28, 1803; died Nov. 4, 1871; md Frances d/o John and Fannie Edwards, Dec. 14, 1824.

WILLIAM C. SHELBY born April 12, 1825; died Christian Co., Ky. Feb. 27, 1872; md Frances Chilton who died about six years later leaving two daughters, one son; md N. J. Oliver April 1865 and had two sons; children of first marriage were raised by their uncles, James and Dr. Robert Chilton; joined MEC 1844.

NANCY C. DUNN w/o G. L. Dunn, born Trimble Co., Ky. Feb. 19, 1827; died in same county, March 11, 1872; md October 1847.

MATILDA STEWART, born April 11, 1811; died Feb. 7, 1872; unmarried.

JOHN WESLEY JOHNSON s/o Job Johnson, died Garrard Co., Ky. Dec. 19, 1871 in his 86th year.

Rev. SAMUEL SHEPPARD born March 27, 1803; died Wirt Co., West Va., March 10, 1872; md Amelia Fall, Oct. 26, 1823; ordained deacon 1844; ordained elder Sept. 1859; served in stage legislature 1871.


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Mrs. MARY DYER died Wythe Co., Va. March 24, 1872 in her 45th year; niece of Rev. William Hicks of the Holston Conference.

IRVINE R. BROWN born Oct. 22, 1815; died Jan. 23, 1872; joined MEC 1828.

"Sister" WINSETT w/o Rev. R. W. Winsett, died Sept. 1, 1872; born Rutherford Co., Tenn. Dec. 10, 1836; md 1864 and moved to Christian Co., Ky. where she died; left widower and two children.

CHARLOTTE DENTON d/o Benjamin V. McCarty of Bradley Co., Tenn.; w/o G. J. Denton, died Washington Co., Ark. March 12, 1872.

HARRIET E. PRESSWOOD died Calhoun Co., Ala. (no date given), aged 65 years.

Miss LULA KELLY died Bardstown, Ky. March 19, 1872.

JOHN E. BENNETT born Feb. 20, 1825; died March 12, 1872; became a Mason 1864; a tribute of respect from a Masonic lodge.

Tribute of Respect for Professor S. F. B. (Samuel Finley Breese) MORSE, died April 2, 1872; by Telegraphic Fraternity of Nashville, Tenn., April 4, 1872.


Apri1 20, 1872

FANNY BUTT d/o Carey W. Butt, Mobile, Ala., died March 27, 1872 in her 16th year.

Rev. JOSEPH MAYLE of Nashville was killed by a fall from his horse near Hartsville, April 3, 1872; came from England two years ago; a Baptist; left widow and daughter.

MARGARET TARPLY w/o J. W. Tarply; d/o Joseph and Lucinda Larue, died Feb. 19, 1872.

CATHERINE S. STEELE died St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 28, 1872, aged 72 years; eldest d/o Charles and Mary Railey; born Woodford Co., Ky. January 1800; md. John Steele; had a daughter who married Thomas E. Thornton who in turn left a daughter who became Mrs. Sandy Brown of St. Louis, where Mrs. Catherine Steele died; her father was a first cousin to Thomas Jefferson "and bore a striking resemblance to his person."

WILLIAM H. FOSTER born S.C. Sept. 12, 1803; died Greene Co., Ala. March 16, 1872; his mother died when he was 12 years old; his wife died 1847 leaving a large family of children.

MARY C. SMITH w/o Ruff Smith; d/o John R. and Martha S. Hatcher, born March 2, 1845; died March 23, 1872.

MARY E. SMOTHERS born Wythe Co., Va. June 28, 1850; died Waynesville, N.C. March 25, 1872; md J. L. Smothers July 1870; joined MECS 1866.

Rev. ROBERT BLASSINGAME born Madison Co., Ala. Feb. 2, 1827; died Hartford, Ark. Feb. 12, 1872; moved to Lawrence Co., Ala. where he md Malinda J. Martin a d/o James R. and Drucena Martin, July 25, 1850; became Methodist preacher in 1865.

AMANDA MELVINA POWELL w/o E. A. Powell of Northport, Ala. died March 9, 1872 aged about 48 years.

MARY ANN WOOD w/o D. A. T. Wood, Guadaloupe Co., Texas; born Mercer Co., Ky. Feb. 15, 1832; died March 16, 1812; moved to the locality of her death 1854; md August 1, 1850.

NANNIE WHITNER d/o Thomas and Susan Whitner, died near Sacramento, Ky. March 13, 1872 aged 18 years, 11 months, 10 days old; consumptive; member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


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ELLEN NORA EARICK born Oct. 10, 1829; died April 1, 1872.

NANNIE HAVNOR born Dec. 16, 1863; died March 30, 1872; d/o Obadiah Havnor who was a local MECS preacher and Mattie C. Havnor (now wife of Rev. W. B. McKelvey).


Apri1 27, 1872

NANCY DORSEY died near Paris, Ky. March 10, 1872 in her 78th year; left two sisters, including "Aunt Polly" Stockton of Maysville, Kentucky.

JENNIE WOOD w/o Ben S. Wood of Cleveland, Tenn., born Aug. 4, 1848; died Bradley Co., Tenn., Feb. 13, 1872; consumptive; joined MECS Sept. 1866; left widower and "little" girl.

Mrs. KLINE w/o J. N. Kline died Cheatham Co., Tenn. March 17, 1872 aged 20 years, 2 months, 23 days old; born Trumbull co., Ohio; md March 1868; moved to Tenn. Nov. 1869; joined MECS Feb. 10, 1869.

Rev. ANDREW FAIRES born June 21, 1817; died Lauderdale Co, Ala. Feb. 27, 1872; s/o Rev. Alexander Faires "who was killed at the raising of a log house by one of the logs falling on him in 1828"; joined MEC 1830; licensed to preach, MECS, July 8, 1843; ordained deacon Nov. 7, 1847; ordained elder Oct. 17, 1852; left widow and several children.

Rev. P. E. FOUST, local preacher, MECS, born Sullivan co., Tenn. July 23, 1798; died Blount Co., Ala. Dec. 6, 1871; in 1806 moved with parents to Smith Co., Tenn.; veteran of War of 1812, served in battle of New Orleans; at age 17 md Mary Roe and moved to Blount Co., Ala.; she died 1840 leaving four children; he md Malinda Gilbreth 1842 and had three daughters and one son; licensed to preach 1841; ordained deacon 1856.

MARY H. YARBROUGH d/o John and Mary Williamson, born Giles Co., Tenn. March 15, 1820; died March 6, 1872; md at age 17 to David Yarbrough and moved to Alabama; had several children.

SARAH E. CHURCH d/o William and Mary Ann Oakley, born Nov. 14, 1850; died Feb 22, 1872; measles; md R. C. Church April 17, 1870; lived in Santa Fe, Tennessee near which place she was raised by relatives after her parents died when she was a child; left a baby, few months old.

ELIZABETH SAMPSON died Giles Co., Tenn. April 4, 1872 aged about 80 years; had moved to Giles Co. about 25 years before, bringing to live with her the children of her deceased sister, Mrs. Thompson.

HANNAH MILNER relict of James Milner; d/o Isaac Wilkerson, born Pudsey, Yorkshire, England, 1786; died in Bailey's Springs, Ala. March 13, 1872; she, her husband and family moved to U.S. in 1840s and moved to Ala.; one of her sons was Rev. Isaac Milner of the Tennessee Conference.

STONEWALL JACKSON TRACEY s/o N. F. and M. E. Tracey, born May 21, 1870; died Jan. 18, 1872.


May 4, 1872

Rev. JAMES B. DODD, born Loudon Co., Va. April 3, 1807; died Greensburg, Ky. March 27, 1872; paralysis; joined MEC at age 26; several years was professor of math and natural philosophy at Centenary College and later president of college of same name in La.; then taught at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; had several children, including Lidie, seven or eight years old and Prof. William Dodd, teaching in Shelbyville, Ky. and Rev. Thomas J. Dodd of Frankfort, Ky.

MARY W. ELBERT born Jessamine Co., Ky. Jan. 30, 1829; died April 10, 1872; md second husband, Theo Elbert, March 8, 1855; 14 years a widow; left a daughter, Mrs. Alice Price; joined MEC 1842.


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FANNIE A. GARRETSON w/o Isaac C. Garretson, born Fauquier Co., Va. Oct. 6, 1805; died Sept. 15, 1872; joined MEC 1830; moved with her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Wharton, to Warren Co., Tenn. 1831 where she md April 24, 1834; she had four children, two of whom and her widower survived her.

ANN PENN w/o Thomas Penn, born Va. Feb. 11, 1799; died Mansville /Maysville?/, Ky., April 9, 1872; left widower and five children.

Mrs. MARGARET SCOTT born Wythe Co., Va. Aug. 2, 1795; died July 17, 1871.

RHODA J. STEVENS born Hillsville, Va. Jan. 11, 1842; died there, Feb. 24, 1872; md Rev. W. H. Stevens of Holston Conference, Sept. 29, 1863; left widower, a widowed mother, a sister, but no children.

SUSAN M. DURHAM d/o Thomas and Mildred Durham, born Sept. 27, 1842; died March 23, 1872; joined MECS 1860.

MARY ISABELLA MEANS died Hawesville, Ky. March 9, 1872 aged 18 years, 9 months old; joined MECS 1871.

HENRY KINZER born Bedford Co., Va. Jan. 30, 1798; died Jan. 6, 1872; md Jane Stockard, Robertson Co., Tenn. 1821; joined MEC at Hebron, Maury Co., Tenn., after called Mt. Nebo.

ROBERT A. HAIL born Lawrence Co., Tenn. June 8, 1835; died Aug. 29, 1871; joined MECS 1860; a member of West Point Lodge #279, Masonic order; left widow and three children.

J. R. M. HAIL born Lawrence Co., Tenn. Dec. 14, 1867; died Jan. 12, 1872; only son of his widowed mother.

MARY ANN HAIL w/o William Hail; d/o Thomas and Mary Ann Vaughn, born Tenn. May 3, 1830; died July 15, 1855; joined MECS 1855; left widower and six children.


May 11, 1872

AILCY ABRAMS consort of Thomas Abrams, born Nov. 11, 1802; died dropsy of heart, at residence of her son, William Abrams, Hardin Co., Tenn., Feb. 3, 1872; md T. d. Robison, Spartanburgh Dist., S.C. Aug. 27, 1819; moved from there to Lauderdale Co., Ala. where he later died; she md Thomas Abrams, Feb. 28, 1837; joined MEC at age 23.

E. W. PHILLIPS eldest s/o F. G. and F. M. Phillips, born June 17, 1840; died March 31, 1872; left his parents and siblings.

R. W. FOWLKS born April 11, 1824; died March 20, 1872; was a steward at Liberty Church in Liberty/Ebenezer Circuit, Tennessee conference.

INEZ ADELIA SMITH d/o W. B. and Mary I. Smith, born Madisonville, Ky. July 29, 1854; died Sept. 19, 1871; educated at Greenville, Ky.

EPHRAIM MERRIOTT born Md. Dec. 1809; moved to Ky. when young; md Artemesia Hardin d/o Col. Martin Hardin, Oct. 1838; a daughter, Rosey Merriott predeceased him, among others; no death date given.

WILLIAM MONTGOMERY born Jackson Co., Ga. Dec. 20, 1807; died Talladega Co., Ala. March 11, 1872; moved to Jackson Co. in 1835; left widow and two sons; had five sons of his first marriage (three in Texas, one in Miss., one in Alabama).

MARTHA (Mattie) CARROLL consort of Rev. James Carroll, died April 8, 1872 aged 86 years; her husband donated land on which church was built, Lebanon, Va. and also site of parsonage.


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LUCINDA CARPENTER d/o Thomas and Frances Chambers, born N.C. Sept. 1, 1805; died Simpson Co., Ky. Feb. 12, 1872; md Frederick A. Carpenter, Jan. 14, 1822; left six children.

CREED H. DOWDY s/o Albert T. and Elizabeth Dowdy, born Wilkinson Co., Miss. March 6, 1842; died Elkton, Ky. April 1, 1872; smallpox; moved to Todd Co., Ky. as a child; Confederate veteran; POW, Camp Chase during war.

ALMEDA HUTCHINGS born Dinwiddie Co., Va. Oct. 6, 1797; died April 19, 1872; md Robert Hutchings, June 1818; died a residence of son-in-law, Charles M. Warfield, Montgomery Co., Tenn.

Rev. JOHN D. HAZARD born N.C. June 3, 1811; died Jan. 18, 1872; licensed to preach, MECS, 7 years before his death and served locally as preacher, particularly at Mt. Olivet Church.

BENJAMIN SPEER born N.C. Feb. 4, 1784; died Sept. 13, 1871; family moved to Cumberland Co., Ky.; md Naomi Crabtree with whom he had six children; md Elizabeth Wells and she predeceased him; three of his children predeceased him with three surviving.

WILLIAM B. HUBBARD born Sept. 1845; drowned in Cumberland River, April 9, 1872.

MARY E. SMITH, nee Green, born Feb. 17, 1840; died Henry Co., Ky. April 3, 1872; md Alfred Smith, Feb. 14, 1860; joined MECS 1868.


May 18, 1872

JOHN GRAY died Christian Co., Ky. April 14, 1872 aged 48 years; joined MECS 1858; buried "with the rites of Masonry."

Major JAMES B. LOCKHART born Northampton Co., N.C. April 25, 1782; died Athens, Ala. April 25, 1872, on his 90th birthday, at residence of niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Lockhart Coleman.

SIRE HOLLIS died March 29, 1872 in 78th year.

ELIZA CAMPBELL died April 12, 1872 aged 55 years.

Mrs. LUCY A TARPLEY died April 27, 1872; left widower and one child.

THOMAS J. POOL born Nelson Co., Ky. July 30, 1820; died Henderson Co., Ky., March 2, 1872; had moved to that county in 1826; joined MECS 1848; left widow and eleven children.

BIRD GRIFFIN born Halifax Co, Va. June 13, 1793; died LaFayette, Ky. April 20, 1872; md Ann Northington, Mecklenburg Co., Va., Oct. 20, 1820, who had survived him as well as seven children.

MARTHA E. SPEIGHT of Dickson Co., Tenn., born Jan. 22, 1844; died April 25, 1872; left widower, Wesley Speight, and two children and her mother.

Miss MARTHA A. EDGE died Cherokee Co., Ala. Jan. 26, 1872, aged 18 years, 7 months, 19 days old; joined MECS 1867.

JESSE NICHOLS born Smith Co., Tenn. March 7, 1826; died same county, April 19, 1872; joined MECS 1848; a Mason; one of the firm, Warren, Nichols & Co., dry-goods merchants; left widow and three children.

WILLIAM S. SWANN born Lincoln Co., N.C. April 23, 1801; died Warren Co., Tenn. April 27, 1872; moved to Wilson Co., Tenn. Oct. 1811; joined MEC 1818; md Sarah M. Spears Dec. 28, 1836; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn. 1855.

SALLIE ELIZA SIBLEY d/o Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson of Madison Co., Ala.; died April 1, 1872; just recently married.


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PHILIP T. RAWLINGS of Rhea Co., Tenn., born Nov. 2, 1826; died March 14, 1872; consumptive; joined MECS 1855; member of Masonic order. "He was one of our most scientific farmers. As a hotel-keeper he gave great satisfaction." Left widow and niece.

MARY E. BARNETT d/o A. J. and M. J. Barnett, born June 8, 1851; died Humphreys Co., Tenn., April 3, 1872; her father and three of his children had predeceased her; she left mother and three brothers.

MARTHA G. CORNETT d/o Jacob and Esther Wampler of Wythe Co., Va., died Grayson Co., Va. April 16, 1872; md Stephen B. Cornett, Dec. 2, 1851; left widower, two daughters, one son.

BENNIE WILBURN s/o Major William A. and Mary A. Wilburn, died Clarenton, Ark., April 2, 1872; cerebro-spinal meningitis; aged nearly 6 years old.

Tribute of Respect for N. C. HOOPER who died recently at age 58; by N.C. Lodge #283, F.&A.M. (no date given).


May 25, 1872

Rev. J. B. WALLACE s/o Rev. Robert Wallace of Irish Conference, died of smallpox, April 3, 1872 aged 27 years; educated in Dublin, Ireland; became a MECS preacher.

HENRY R. B. BASCOM s/of Bishop H. B. Bascom, died Lexington, Ky. May 10, 1872 aged 29 years; unmarried.

Rev. E. B. MORTON of No. Ala. Conference buried May 15, 1872; left widow and seven children. Born Borbour Co., Ala. March 15, 1836; joined MECS 1847; licensed to preach 1857; ordained deacon 1859; ordained elder 1861; md Lucinda Story, Aug. 9, 1858; md R. F. Slaughter sister of Dr. T. J. Slaughter, Oct. 15, 1862.

ELIZABETH DIXON born Rockingham Co., N.C. Aug. 10, 1789; died near Prattville,

Ala. April 10, 1872; d/o Col. Samuel Henderson, who was "one of the heroes who captured the daughter of Daniel Boone and two other young ladies who had been gathering wild flowers near Ft. Boonesboro," one of whom, Elizabeth Callaway md Samuel Henderson; parents of the deceased. Hendersons moved back to N.C.; Elizabeth md Matthew L. Dixon 1816; joined MEC 1826; moved to Talladega Co., Ala. 1835; one of her children, Mrs. W. K. Simpson.

ANNA BLACKBURN w/o Joel Blackburn, born Anderson Co., Tenn. Dec. 25, 1796; died April 1, 1872; md August 16, 1814; moved to Blount Co., Ala. Nov. 1816; member of MECS 60 years; two of her sons, three sons-in-law and two grandsons were MECS preachers.

ELIZABETH E. B. CULPEPPER born May 25, 1835; died Nov. 3, 1871 at residence of her brother, K. L. Haralson; consumptive; left a son; husband and daughter had predeceased her.

ELIZABETH F. CUTTER born Logan Co., Ohio May 23, 1844; died New Albany, Ind., April 29, 1872; joined MECS 1872; left widower and two daughters.

MARTHA BEVERLEY, nee Hand, born Livingston Co., Ky. June 20, 1824; died Feb. 10, 1872.

SUSAN JARRATT born Nov. 3, 1794; died Rutherford Co., Tenn. April 27, 1872; md. Robert May, May 1814; stricken blind, he later died; her son, John, "was bereft of reason but after suffering a few years was released by death."

OLA EUGENIA d/o K. L. and Mary R. HARALSON, died Nov. 26, 1871 aged 8 months, 1 day old.


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MINERVA E. HAMILTON d/o Rev. Eli and Elizabeth Thompson, born Lawrence Co., Ala. July 1, 1829; died Sanford, Ala., Jan. 28, 1872; md Matthew Hamilton April 29, 1847; joined MECS 1852.

MILLIE MARCUM born Ark. 1842; died Feb. 8, 1872; md John R. Marcum, Dec. 16, 1861 and moved to Green Co., Ky.

ROLLAND BRYANT died (no date given) and resolutions of respect for him were presented by Pleasant Grove Sunday School.

MARVIN BASKETTE infant s/o John H. and Tilla D. Baskette, Nashville, Tenn., born April 28, 1871; died May 3, 1872.

MADISON WALCH, recently deceased; the Sunday School passed resolutions of respect for him.


June 1, 1872

SARAH E. JOHNSON d/o William and Sarah King of Williamson Co., Tenn., born Sept. 2, 1814; died Franklin, Tenn., April 15, 1872; md Major William Johnson, May 4, 1837.

WILLIAM EDWARDS born Nov. 12, 1843; died May 11, 1872; consumptive; joined MECS at Zion, Wilson Co., Tenn. 1864; buried in Lebanon, Tenn.; left parents, wife and one child.

JAMES KOGER born Va. May 4, 18OO; died near Manchester, Tenn. May 2, 1872.

PARTHENIA SHAPARD born Person Co., N.C. Jan. 12, 18O9; d/o William and Elizabeth Mitchell; died Shelbyville, Tenn. April 27, 1872; md Robert P. Shapard Nov. 12, 1829 who died 7 months before she died; family had moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. when she was young; joined MEC 1831.

SETH S. JONES born Bedford Co., Va. Aug. 20, 1799; died Cave Springs, Warren Co., Ky. May 12, 1872; moved to Ky. 1836; buried Fairview cemetery, Bowling Green, Ky.

PHEBE JANE GODSEY born Scott Co., Va. April 7, 1818; died May 3, 1872; md Dr. H. F. Strong, Nov. 30, 1841.

JOSEPH STERLE born Allen Co., Ky. March 13, 1805; died Sept. 2O, 1871, leaving widow and five children; settled in Nashville, Tenn. 183O; md Elizabeth A. Marlin, May 11, 1832; joined MEC 1838.

JOHN W. STEELE killed Jan. 4, 1872 in explosion of 1 and N Railroad train; had served as a soldier in Civil War.

MATILDA MOORE d/o David and Rachel John, w/o Robert A. Moore, born Chesterfield Dist., S.C. Sept. l0, 1840; died April 4, 1872; joined MECS 1858.

ADAM SHAVER died Smythe Co., Va. Feb. 4, 1872 in his 82nd year; native of same county and "died within ten miles of the place of his birth." Left widow and other kindred.

Tribute of Respect for JESSE NICHOLS, born Smith Co., Tenn. March 26, 1826; died April 26, 1872; member of MECS for 6 years; by Snow Creek Lodge #346, Masonic order (no date given).


June 8, 1872

MARY JANE THOMAS w/o Archie Thomas, born Davidson Co., Tenn. Jan. 3, 1842; died April 18, 1872; md senior editor of the SPRINGFIELD RECORD, July 21, 1859; left widower and five children.

LYDIA ANN WATKINS w/o W. Watkins, died Nashville, Tenn. May 25, 1872; born May 15, 1831; d/o Col. Blackburn Hays of Davidson County; md 1848.


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MARIA G. JONES d/o Thomas and Tabitha Williamson, born Robertson Co., Tenn. June 22, 1838; died April 5, 1872; md A. M. Jones, May 26, 1858.

MARY ROBERTS w/o Richard Roberts, born Anderson Co., Tenn. Oct. 1, 1802; died DeKalb Co., Ala. Nov. 22, 1871; moved with family to Jackson Co., Ala. where she md; die from injuries sustained in fall from a horse.

ADELIA H. PUTNAM born Jan. 21, 1830; died May 4, 1872; md John J. Putnam, Sept. 26, 1852; joined MEC 1843; left widower, daughter and one son.

JUDITH ANN COOPER born Tenn. May 20, 1833; died April 13, 1872; md in 1849 and moved to Arkansas.

JOHN E. HOLDING born Eastern shore of Md., August 8, 1789, but raised chiefly in Scott Co., Ky.; died April 8, 1872; md Eliza Price, sister of Col. Thomas K. Price of New Orleans, Dec. 25, 1812; she died Feb. 18, 1860.

MINERVA McFARLAND w/o J. M. McFarland, born June 4, 1811; died March 22, 1872; left widower and children.

ELIZABETH E. EVERETT born Knox Co., Tenn. May 7, 1814; died April 28, 1872; md William H. Everett, Feb. 25, 1844; moved to DeKalb Co., Ala. 1847; joined MEC 1839; left widower and six children and other relatives.

LUCINDA WOODSON, nee Hanner, born Dec. 7, 1803; died Sumner Co., Tenn. May 8, 1872; md Rev. L. M. Woodson, Oct. 29, 1829.

NANCY A. YORK d/o John and Lavinia Ridley, died Henderson Co., Tenn., April 27, 1872; md James york, Dec. 12, 1865; joined MECS 1869; left widow and three children.

MARTHA CRAMP /Crump/ died Spring Hill, Tenn., May 11, 1872; born N.C. Jan. 12, 1784; d/o Rev. John Pope; moved with family to Williamson Co., Tenn. 1808; md Findall /Fendall/ Cramp 1814 and he died 1823 leaving four sons and one daughter; two sons survived her. /Obit., with surname rendered CRUMP appeared in June 22, 1872 issue. The editor noted about corrections, "Dr. Green's handwriting is not so very plain."/

Mrs. NANCY COOK SHROPSHIRE died near Gravestown, Tenn. May 16, 1872 aged 50 years.


June 15, 1872

WILLIAM H. SIMS born Va. Sept. 6, 1816; died Madison Co., Ala. May 25, 1872; moved with family to Franklin Co., Tenn. about age 11; two wives and five children predeceased him; three sons, three daughters survived him.

Dr. WILLIAM ALEXANDER RUSSWURM born Williamson Co., Tenn. Feb. 26, 1824; died De Soto Co., Miss. May 5, 1872; md Martha M. Harris of the latter county, Dec. 19, 1850; left widow and nine children.

SUSANNA GRISSOM w/o Willis Grissom died March 17, 1872 aged 65 years; born Bedford Co., Va.; after marriage moved to Metcalf Co., Ky.

ELIZA ROBIN, nee Lomax, native of S.C., died Cherokee Co., Ala. Feb. 17, 1872 in her 74th year; md David Robin at age 21.

EDWARD H. EAST, SR. (father of Hon. E. H. East of Nashville, Tenn.), died May 22, 1872, Davidson Co., Tenn., aged 83 years, 2 months, 26 days old.

REBECCA McGEE died Stewart Co., Tenn. May 8, 1872 in her 66th year; left widower, four children and grandchildren.

Rev. DAVID L. STATON died Dadeville, Ark. March 10, 1872; born Jones Co., Ga. 1818; left widow and two children.


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LUCINDA WILLIAMS born Jefferson Co., Ky. 1800; died Henderson Co., Ky. May 30, 1872; md 3 times; in 1865 to William Sanders who died leaving her with five children; "Mr." Jones; Benjamin Williams who died April 1871.

Mrs. HOLLAND L. WAGGONER died Humphreys Co., Tenn. Oct. 19, 1871 aged 68 years, 6 months, 1 day old.


June 22, 1872

Rev. ISAAC MILER of Tennessee Conference, died suddenly in Columbia, Tenn., June 16, 1872. "He was found lying on a sofa, sleep the sleep of death."

SUSAN FRANCES BLEDSOE d/o Hillsman and Martha H. Bledsoe died May 12, 1872 aged 16 years.

DAVID T. MOSS of Maury Co., Tenn. born N.C. Oct. 30, 1805; died April 14, 1872; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn. 1825; md Mary W. Gliddens; joined MEC 1830.

THOMAS A. SYDNOR born July 26, 1823; died May 19, 1872; md Sarah A. E. Walthall, June 28, 1849; related to the Browders of Logan Co., Kentucky.

JOHN S. CARR born Nov. 30, 1800; died Sumner Co., Tenn., May 21, 1872; md Martha Hanner Oct. 9, 1823; s/o John Carr, author of EARLY TIMES IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE; cousin of Rev. Elisha Carr, dec.

PATSEY LEACH WEEMS born Wilks Co., Ga. July 7, 1807; died Cherokee Co., Ala. March 29, 1872; md Joel Weems, Franklin Co., Ga., Oct. 1, 1826.

ELLEN SPENCER died April 28, 1872 in her 70th year.

Expression of sympathy for friends of the late Major THOMAS H. BOSTICK, s/o Hardin P. Bostick, dec., of Nashville, who had died June 11, 1872 and was buried in the city cemetery June 13; died at residence of brother-in-law, John Early, Nashville.

Rev. NORMAN McLEOD died June 17, 1872; a leader in the Broad Church in Scotland and editor of GOOD WORKS.


June 29, 1872

ALICE JONES d/o Hugh Jones, died Shelbyville, Tenn. June 2, 1871, aged 19 years.

MALINDA CONNELL born Shelby Co., Ky.; d/o John and Rebecca Messick; died Trimble Co., Ky. April 14, 1872, aged 55 years and 21 days old; md James H. Connell; buried in Corn Creek Baptist churchyard.

ELIZABETH STERNES d/o William and Ann Benton and widow of George W. Cotten, born Morgan Co., Ga. Oct. 24, 1809; md Harris Sternes, Dec. 28, 1837; died Wetumpka, Ala. May 30, 1872.

THOMAS G. IVIE born Rutherford Co., Tenn. 1837; died Murfreesboro, Tenn. March 13, 1872; md Sallie J. Lawing December 1870.

NANCY BROWN, widow of Darius Q. Brown, born S.C., Nov. 14, 1795; died Wilson Co., Tenn., at home of her son, J. S. Brown, May 24, 1872.


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