Genealogica1 Abstracts from Reported Deaths
The Nashvi11e Christian Advocate 1850-1851

By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2003

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January 16, 1851

Rev. SAMUEL P. V. GILLESPIE died Gilmer County, Virginia, October 17, 1850 at residence of his nephew, James W. Tallman. Buried in Glennville, Virginia.


February 6, 1851

Mrs. NANCY STULL "died in her old family mansion," 2 1/2 miles from Nashville, Tenn., Jan 26, 1851 aged beyond her 80th year; her husband died in 1819 and she lived near her son, George Stull. Methodist.

Reverend HENRY WARREN, a local Methodist preacher, died in Fayette Co., Tenn., December 20, 1850.


March 27, 1851

Rev. JOHN CRAWFORD, Methodist preacher, New York Conference, died at West Camp, Ulster Co., N. Y., March 7, 1851 in the 91st year of his age; entered the Methodist itinerant ministry in 1789; "the oldest Methodist" preacher in America.


April 24, 1851

HAMPTON BOONE, newspaper editor, died in Fayette, MO, March 25, 1851.


May 8, 1851

A marriage mentioned in this issue and noted here, as the marriage records of Humphreys County, Tenn. for this period have been destroyed. EDMUND U. BROWN was married to CAROLINE M. MERRILL, before the Rev. J. B. Putnam in Ezekiel Brown's dwelling in Humphreys County, Tenn., April 17, 1851.


June 19, 1851

REBECCA BOWEN wife of Thomas Bowen; daughter of William and Hannah Walkup; born Mecklenburg Co., N. C., May 24, 1801; married Oct. 18, 1821; died March 26, 1851; breast cancer.

ADDISON J. H. COWGILL born Rockingham Co., NC, Dec. 17, 1824; died Little Rock, Ark., May 13, 1851.

JOSEPH WAKEFIELD son of Joseph and Margaret Wakefield; died Williamson Co., Tennessee, April 3, 1851.

ROBERT WHITEHEAD died in Franklin Parish, La., May 8, 1851 aged about 60 years.

NANCY W. CHAPLINE daughter of William and Elizabeth Chapline; born Warren Co., Ky., Oct. 9, 1802; died Somerset, Ky., May 18, 1851.


October 30, 1851

Rev. HAMILTON WILSON, Holston Conference; died in Charles' Rice's house, McMinn Co., Tenn., October 16, 1851.


November 27, 1851

The MEMPHIS CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE had announced the death of Major JOHN HARMAN of Henderson Co., Tenn.; an "aged and respectable man . . . among the early settlers in west Tennessee. " [This man's tombstone in the Harmon Cemetery, on the Natchez Trace Road, about 4.5 miles north of Lexington, Tenn., reads: Sacred to the memory of JOHN HARMON Departed this life Oct. 3, 1851 age the age of 71 yrs. 2 ms. 18 ds. (July 25, 1780)].


December 25, 1851

MARY SMALLEY wife of Joseph Smalley; daughter of James and Ann Fleming; born Pendleton Dist., S. C.; married in 1803; died October 26, 1851.


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