By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2002


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July 4, 1885

Rev. STERLING BREWER long a resident of Montgomery Co., Tenn. died recently.

PRISCILLA M. ROOKER wife of Rev. John W. Rooker, born Bedford Co., Tenn., April 7, 1842; and moved with parents to Humphreys Co., Tenn. when she was 12 years old; married in 1875; died Feb. 15, 1885.


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NANNIE V. NORTHCUTT wife of George E. Northcutt, Callaway Co., MO, born May 25, 1837; married Oct. 23, 1867; died April 11, 1885.

LUCINDA HARRIS wife of Giles Harris, second daughter of Joseph Ballew; died McDowell Co., N.C., Mar. 21, 1885 aged over 80 years of age; 10 children, 5 surviving her.

JOSEPH F. LYNCH born Collierville, Tenn., Nov. 19, 1856; died in same town, Jan. 15, 1885; married Katie Webb, June 20, 1877.

G. W. LOURANCE born Lincoln Co., N.C., Feb. 23, 1809; moved to Madison Co., Tenn., in 1836; then to Bolivar, Tenn.; returned to Madison County in 1838; moved in 1883 to Durant, Miss.; married E. L. Woodson, May 27, 1847; died Jan. 21, 1885.

MARY TEASLEY, S.C. born, moved with parents when nine years old to Cheatham Co., Tenn.; married John Teasley; 13 children; died recently, aged 93 years, 8 months and 3 days old; surviving her were 1 dau. and 2 sons.

JOHN HARRIS born Wilson Co., Tenn., Dec. 27, 1809; died Guadalupe Co., Tex. in residence of son, John Wesley Harris, Dec. 20, 1885; moved to Texas in 1851; married Laura Adams, Dec. 12, 1832.

RACHEL ELIZABETH COLLINS wife of Mitchell T. Collins, daughter of Daniel and Mary Phillips; born July 24, 1850; died LaFayette Co., Miss., Mar. 11, 1885; 4 children; obituary signed by "Cousin Martha."

ANNIE E. LAMBETH died April 3, 1885 aged 16 years, 3 months and 9 days near Aberdeen, Miss.

THOMAS W. SMITH born Culpeper Co., Va., Jan. 30, 1828; died Sumter Co., Ala., Sept. 3, 1884; surviving were widow, 1 dau., 3 sons.

GEORGE HUMPHREYS son of B. S. and Sallie Humphreys, born Crockett Co., Tenn., April 16, 1884; died April 3, 1885.

NANCY KELLY died Marshall Co., Tenn., April 8, 1885 aged 86 years.

CHARLES WESLEY PEARCE son of Rev. E. H. and Annie Pearce died April 7, 1885, Danville, Ky.

ELLA SOMERS wife of Dr. W. D. Somers, died Collierville, Tenn., April 13, 1885 aged 35 years.

LUCY M. SMITHSON wife of S. C. Smithson, daughter of S. H. and Susan Easly, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 19, 1847; died Mar. 20, 1885; married Nov. 15, 1865; her maternal grandfather was William Hatcher.

SALLIE L. WILLIAMS daughter of James S. and Mary F. Williams born Nov. 2, 1849; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Feb. 1, 1885.

SARAH L. PASCHALL born Madison Co., Ala., April 12, 1813; died Oregon Co., MO, March 5, 1885; 2 daus., 1 son, Rev. W. H. Paschall, White River Methodist Conference.

SARAH ANN DOUGAN daughter of Nimrod and Susana Johnson, born Oct. 1833; married Dougan, Jan. 14, 1851; died Mar. 18, 1885; burial in Providence Cemetery.


July 11, 1885

E. D. HOSS born Washington Co., Tenn., Aug. 10, 1807; died Johnson City, Tenn., Mar. 9, 1885; married (1) Penelope Massengill, 1833; 2 daus., one, Alice, still living; (2) Lucinda Smith, 1850; 4 daus.; owner of Hoss House, a hotel in Jonesboro, Tenn.

Rev. HEZEKIAH HIGHFILL born S.C., May 4, 1807; settled in Greene Co., Ark. in 1857; died April 17, 1885 in residence of daughter, Mrs. Sarah Word near Bethel; husband and father.

MAGGIE RANSON youngest child of George W. and Maggie R. Ranson, Murfreesboro, Tenn., died April 9, 1885 aged 19 months, of pneumonia.

BELINDA THOMPSON, nee Rice, born Ga., Jan. 15, 1824; moved in childhood to Tishomingo Co., Miss.; married Archibald Thompson, July 4, 1844; moved to Crockett Co., Tenn. in 1881; died Feb. 15, 1885.


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ROBERT L. BRUSTER son of John F. and Amanda Bruster, White Co., Tenn., born June 16, 1868; died April 17, 1885; pneumonia.

Rev. J. M. HICKMAN born Hardeman Go., Tenn., Feb. 9, 1848; he was an infant when his father died; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1873; married Mary Malone, April 1879; 3 children, one, a son, surviving him; he died recently.

SIBBEE HAMILTON wife of Millard F. Hamilton, born Tenn., Feb. 8, 1864; married Dec. 22, 1880; died March 1885.

EVA GILLILAND daughter of J. F. and H. E. Gilliland born Nov. l4, 1875; died Coldwater, Miss., Jan. 27, 1885.

JAMES S. RUSSELL died Mayfield, Ky., Mar. 29, 1885 aged 38 years, 6 months old; surviving were his widow, 3 daus. and his aged mother.

ANNIE LOU BYERS daughter of Anson O. Byers died recently.

WILLIAM SHANON born Jan. 6, 1797; died Jan. 25, 1885; his granddaughter, Mrs. G. K. Webb, mentioned, in whose residence he died.

NANCY H. CARLISLE wife of James G. Carlisle, died July 8, 1884 aged 85 years, 3 months and 10 days old.

JOHN C. HEIST born Berks Co., Pa., Oct. 27, 1811; a resident of Cloverport, Ky. from 1828-29 until he died August 13, 1884.

ALICE VERNAN HAWK daughter of J. M. and M. E. Hawk, born Jan. 10, 1885; died April 21, 1885.

Dr. JOHN C. SIMS born Ala., Nov. 16, 1820; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., April 3, 1885; married Matilda Montgomery, Fayette Co., Tenn.; moved to Ark. in 1849; "commenced practice of medicine" in 1863.

J. E. HUDSON son of W. A. Hudson born Olden [Oldham] Co., Ky., Sept. 2, 1858; died Webster Co., Ky., April 10, 1885.

ARMATA LOVELACE born N.C., Nov. 23, 1868; died Christian Co., Ky., April 2, 1885.

WILLIAM MARSHALL son of Prof. James L. and Novilla BRITTAIN, No. Ala. Conference, born Jan. 10, 1879; died Birmingham, Ala., April 6, 1885.

LIZZIE LOVE born Muhlenburg Co., Ky., Aug. 30, 1855; died Mar. 29, 1885; wife of John G. Love.

SUSAN MILES born Ky., Jan. 27, 1869; died Mar. 3, 1885.

JOHN G. MAPLES born Feb. 12, 1849; died Limestone Co., Ala., April 22, 1885.

SOLOMON J. WYATT born Jefferson Co., Tenn., 1815; died Gordon Co., Ga., Feb. 16, 1885; married Rachel M. Fanshire, Sept. 20, 1844.

WILLIAM ALEXANDER COTTEN son of Rev. F. C. and Etta STEPHENSON born Oct. 19, 1882; died Feb. 19, 1885.


July 18, 1885

Rev. THOMAS D. LEWIS, Louisville Methodist Conference, died Auburn, Ky., April 30, 1885; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1854; ordained deacon, 1857; ordained elder, 1859; married (1) Mary Ellen Chambers (died April 1859), May 30, 1858; (2) Margaret Smith, Nov. 1, 1861.

JULIA C. BREEDING wife of Rev. S. R. Breeding, Louisville Methodist Conference, died Auburn, Ky., April 9, 1885 aged about 38 years.

JOHN N. BIBB only son of A. P. Bibb died Hartselle, Ala., Feb. 2, 1885 in his 52nd year; married Tabitha Freeman, residing on her family's old farm; he, a merchant in Hartselle.


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MARTHA A. SANGSTER wife of William Sangster, Brownsville, Tenn., died April 21, 1885; pneumonia; born Wake Co., N.C., June 6, 1812; daughter of James B. and Chloe Lee; her mother was a sister of Josiah Crudup, Baptist preacher in N.C.; moved with widowed mother to Smith Co., Tenn.; married (1) John Shepherd, 1835; one child, dec.; (2) Sangster, Nov. 29, 1849.

Hon. HOUSTON LETCHER BLACKWELL son of J. C. Blackwell, DD, Buckingham Co., Va.; last fall elected to state senate of Tennessee; Confederate veteran when surrendered at Appomattox; died Covington, Tenn., Jan. 2, 1885. Quoting NASHVILLE AMERICAN, stated that he was born in Buckingham Co., Va.; died aged about 39 years old; a nephew of John Letcher, war-time governor of Virginia; he was a lawyer.

Rev. JACOB F. MARTIN born Paulding Co., Ga., Oct. 5, 1814; married (1) Caroline Clayton (died May 1862), Mar. 3, 1836; 10 children; (2) Mrs. Sarah Dunn, June 29, 1862; one son; moved from Ga. to Itawamba Co., Miss. in 1840; a freemason since 1854; died August 26, 1883.

SARAH ALLEN MITCHELL widow of Philip H. Mitchell, born Manchester, England, Sept. 15, 1809; died six miles from Nashville, Tenn., April 28, 1885; moved with parents to U.S. when a child.

FRANCES B. KENNEDY daughter of J. W. and Mary Ann Harrell, born Chickasaw Co., Miss., May 4, 1855; married J. L. Kennedy in 1879; died Chickasaw Co., Miss., Mar. 15, 1885 in residence of father-in-law, Rev. R. H. Kennedy.

G. W. BALLENTINE born Giles Co., Tenn., Nov. 19, 1828; died Sardis, Miss., Mar. 5, 1885; moved to Miss. in 1852; one of the largest planters in his county.

WILLIAM M. MANSKER born Robertson Co., Tenn., Mar. 26, 1857; moved to Graves Co., Ky. in 1870; died Feb. 14, 1885; pneumonia.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. MARY LOVE who died Feb. 20, 1885; by Concord Methodist Sunday School; undated.

EVA CAMPBELL CRAIG daughter of S. A. and E. A. Craig born Feb. 27, 1883; died Mar. 22, 1885.

EDWARD HARRIS WARE died Mar. 29, 1885; born Louisa Co., Va., June 20, 1810; married (1) Susan J. Ware, 1833; moved to Maury Co., Tenn. about 1835; (2) Nancy McCain Rudgers; 4 children; his first wife and their children died. Burial at Mt. Carmel.

MARTHA A. HALE, nee Smith, born Nov. 27, 1862; died Liberty, Tenn., April 6, 1885; married H. L. Hale, August 21, 1876.

LENORA NICHOLS died Cheatham Co., Tenn., Dec. 17, 1884; typhoid fever; her brother, DAVID NICHOLS, died of same, Oct. 17, 1884.

ORMAN JACKSON son of J. S. and Linna LAYTON born May 1, 1884; died Mar. 27, 1885.

WILLIAM JACOB COWLEY born Hardin Co., Ky., Nov. 10, 1846; died Louisville, Ky., April 23, 1885; only his mother survived him.


July 25, 1885

Rev. JAMES K. [Knox] P. [Polk] BALL born McMinn Co., Tenn., May 21, 1844; Confederate veteran; freemason; licensed to preach in Methodist Church May 15, 1869; preached until his health compromised his work and he turned to teaching school; died April 17, 1885; 1 dau., 1 son.

Rev. PERRY WILSON COZBY born Jefferson Co., Ala., Feb. 10, 1852; joined Presbyterian Church at age of 16 years; moved to Hunt Co., Tex. in 1873 where he married that year, Dec. 17, to Mary V. Hargins; joined Methodist Church and licensed to preach therein, in 1881; No. Texas Conference and Indian Mission Conference; he had a speech impediment; died June 6, 1885.

MARY CATHERINE CUNNINGHAM daughter of Enoch and Sarah Ann Cunningham born Davidson Co., Tenn., Mar. 20, 1859; died March 8, 1885.

MARY WRIGHT died Sept. 10, 1884; her husband, John Wright, born Va., Feb. 1, 1815; married Mary Williams in 1837 and died in Decatur Co., Tenn., Apr. 29, 1885; ran a mill; 6 of 11 children survived them.


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Rev. T. F. ELLIOTT born Va., April 18, 1817; moved to Stewart Co., Tenn. in 1820; died in same latter county, April 9, 1885.

ROSEY BELL BERRY daughter of Ira and Harriet Berry, born Pulaski Co., Ark., Sept. 11, 1872; died July 17, 1884.

MOLLIE POWELL died Uniontown, Ky., April 6, 1885 in her 33rd year of age; married Dr. Tom Powell, Oct. 26, 1875; wife and mother.

IDA B. DAVIS, nee Murray; wife of W. T. Eavis, born Oct. 15, 1853; died Overton Co., Tenn., Feb. 5, 1885.

NEMA WEST daughter of Dr. R. B. West died April 14, 1885 aged 28 months.

WILLIE LEE SMITHSON born July 24, 1882; died Jan. 23, 1885. WALTER NORRIS SMITHSON born Jan. 19, 1884; died Jan. 20, 1885. Sons of James D. and Alice Land Smithson.

HARRIET M. WOODS born Mar. 27, 1840; died Mar. 31, 1885; married W. L. Woods, Oct. 18, 1863.

NANNIE S. DODSON wife of Prof. P. W. Dodson, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 8, 1834; died Smithville, Tenn., May 5, 1885; married Oct. 24, 1854; joined Baptist Church in 1856.

ELIZABETH BRAME FRASER born Va., July 30, 1823; daughter of John and Lillie Brame; moved with parents to Ky.; married A. J. Fraser. Dec. 27, 1842; died Feb. 8, 1885; one of children, Rev. J. D. Fraser, mentioned.

STEPHEN C. BUTLER born Lincoln Co., Tenn., July 21, 1824; married Elizabeth Lackey, Oct. 1, 1844; moved to Weakley Co.. Tenn. in 1869 but a year ago moved for health reasons to Eastland, Texas where he died March 17, 1885.

EMELINE AMANDA HOUSE born Ga., April 27, 1833; died McNairy Co., Tenn., Sept. 21, 1884.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. SAVANNA HALSTON GILBREATH who died April 28, 1885; by Ebenezer Methodist Sunday School; undated.

T. M. ROLLINS born June 2, 1824; died April 26, 1885.

Mrs. FRANCES LOUISA STEVENS daughter of Allen T. Nolen, dec., born Feb. 17, 1825; died Apr. 15, 1885.

BESSIE HUGHES daughter of Thomas and Sarah Hughes died April 8, 1885 aged 10 years old.

MARVIN HOLLIDAY son of J. T. and S. M. Holliday died April 17, 1885; born April 28, 1884.


August 1, 1885

Rev. WILLIAM CARTER born Pittsylvania Co., Va., Mar. 30, 1803; married Sarah Ann Morris, Henry Co., Va., 1831; he joined the Virginia Methodist Conference as a preacher in 1836; lived in several locations, finally at Durham, N.C. where he died May 4, 1885; burial in Boydton, Va.

CAMEO: Rev. PETER DOUB born Mar. 12, 1796; his father, native of Germany, migrated to Pa., then to N.C. "at the base of the Blue Ridge;" he was youngest of 9 children; served as a Methodist preacher in Virginia Conference for many years; died Greensboro, N.C., Aug. 24, 1869.

CAMEO: Judge EDWARD McGEHEE born Oglethorpe Co., Ga., Nov. 8, 1796; cotton planter; owned a 1000 slaves in Miss.; benefactor of Centenary College, La.; died Woodville, Miss., Oct. 1, 1880.

CAMEO: Rev. SAMUEL ANTHONY born S.C., 1808; moved when young to Ga.; became a well-known Methodist preacher in Ga. Conference; 6'2" tall, long-limbed, large-boned, a nose slightly Roman. [He died March 1, 1880.]

Rev. Dr. SAMUEL IRENAEUS PRIME, senior editor of the New York OBSERVER, died Manchester, Vt., July 18, 1885.

Mrs. EVALINE W. ADAMS died near Farmington, Tenn., July 20, 1885 in her 72nd year of age.


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Rev. WILLIAM P. SWINDELL born Jan. 6, 1861; licensed to preach in Methodist Church May 22, 1880; Tennessee Methodist Conference; died recently.

Judge J. F. CARR born Stokes Co., N.C., Nov. 5, 1804; married S. H. Dearing, Rockingham Co., N.C., May 24, 1827; moved to Lowndes Co., Miss. in 1835; died Crawford, Miss., April 23, 1885.

ADA COLEMAN CARR born near Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 25, 1860; married John W. Carr, April 11, 1883; died Crawford, Miss., April 10, 1885.

FANNIE R. CAMPBELL daughter of Samuel J. and Georgiana Baily, born Chickasaw Co., Miss., Jan. 14, 1863; died Clay Co., Miss., April 13, 1885.

JOHN G. PETTICE son of R. E. and P. C. Alley, born Oct. 29, 1883; died Mar. 13, 1885.

JANE CROCKETT WILKES wife of W. L. J. Wilkes, daughter of John D. and Susanna Love, born Dec. 28, 1826; married July 25, 1844; died near Culleoka, Tenn., April 22, 1885.

M. E. TUCKER daughter of William Lanier, wife of George R. Tucker, born Nov. 11, 1837; married Nov. 10, 1859; died March 16, 1885.

MAHALA ROBERTS daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Copeland, born White Co., Tenn., July 3, 1932; died Morgan Co., Ala., Feb. 4, 1885.

MARY POGUE born Nov. 18, 1819; died March 1, 1885; a wife and mother.

SARAH ELIZABETH ROBERTS daughter of William and Mahala Roberts, born White Co., Tenn., Oct. 1, 1854; died Morgan Co., Ala., Feb. 8, 1885; married William Roberts, Jr.

C. H. HAMER wife of Dr. J. P. Hamer, daughter of Dr. H. P. and E. B. Turner, born Hinds Co., Miss., Nov. 8, 1842; died Montgomery Co., Miss., Mar. 30, 1885. Her daughter, VIRGIE A. HAMER, born April 5, 1870; died at school, Oxford, Miss., March 29, 1885.

MARGARET A. COPELAND daughter of William and Nancy Adair, born Tenn., Sept. 27, 1805; died Morgan Co., Ala., April 15, 1885.

ALICE SNOW daughter of Council Peacock, born Nov. 26, 1858; married John B. Snow, Feb. 22, 1882; died Feb. 27, 1885; 2 children.

WILLIS E. MASON son of James and Sarah Mason born S.C., Nov. 20, 1869; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., April 26, 1885; burial in old Robertson graveyard.

JOHNNIE LEIGH HOLLEY son of P. W. and Clara Holley, born Sept. 10, 1882; died July 30, 1884.

Mrs. MILDRED KIRKPATRICK born Halifax Co., Va., 1802; died at "Stormy Castle", her family home in Cheatham Co., Tenn., July l7, 1885; twice married; buried 7 of her 8 children; still "she was naturally hopeful and cheerful."

MARGARET DONELSON DUNN, nee Watson, wife of John G. Dunn, born Feb. 27, 1834; died Sumner Co., Tenn., July 20, 1885; a wife and mother.

M. D. CANON died July 29, 1885 in his 83rd year of age. Perry Co., Alabama.

LULA B. WATERS, nee Wright, wife of Rev. W. C. Waters, Memphis Methodist Conference, born Calloway Co., Ky., April 7, 1861; married Feb. 20, 1884; died Milan, Tenn., May 11, 1885.

ROBERT A. LAMPKIN, SR. born Washington Co., Tenn., Nov. 30, 1809; died Starkville, Miss., April 17, 1885; moved with parents to Madison Co., Ala. when a year old; moved to Oktibbeha Co., Miss. in 1833; gave land the county seat was upon to the county and was first sheriff of the county; married (1) Samantha Rand, mother of his children; (2) Mary Heath; active Methodist layman.

Rev. JESSE HARRIS, M. D., born August 18l0; died Alamo, Tenn., April 14, 1885; in which town he settled in 1848 or '49 when it was called Cageville; local Methodist preacher.


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August 8, 1885

W. C. HICKS born in 1819; died November 24, 1884.

EMMA HANES daughter of J. N. and Bettie Marsh born Macon Co., Tenn., Aug. 14, 1866; married T. J. Hanes, Aug. 24, 1882; died April 14, 1885; one child, nearly two years old.

LUCINDA PYRON daughter of William and Dorcas Brewer, born Fayette Co., Ala., June 11, 1811; married Thomas H. Pyron, Jan. 3, 1828; died March 14, 1885.

CORDELIA MAHALA DEBERRY wife of Columbus Deberry, daughter of Moses and Mahala Pedon, born Sumner Co., Tenn., July 15, 1846; moved to Allen Co., Ky. in Nov. 1860; married August 13, 1863; died March 12, 1885.

WILBURN EWELL BUFORD died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 8, 1885 in his 22nd year; married Julia McCrosky.

MARTHA SAMANTHA HEATH born Habersham Co., Ga., Jan. 3, 1823; daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Clark; married H. G. Heath, Mar. 3, 1847; died Benton Co., Miss., Dec. 14, 1884; 6 children, 3 surviving her; moved to Miss. in 1856.

MATTIE M. WILLIFORD born Gibson Co., Tenn., April 10, 1858; died Fairfield, Texas, May 10, 1885; surviving were her widower and one daughter.

NANCY JANE MARTIN, nee Hickerson, born Sept. 2, 1855; died Coffee Co., Tenn., May 10, 1885; surviving were her widower and 2 children.

HERBERT DEXTER CHENNAULT son of G. H. and M. E. Chennault, born Giles Co., Tenn., Feb. 12, 1884; died Dec. 23, 1884.

MARY B. FREEMAN, nee Crowe, born Oct. 30, 1807; joined Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Logan Co., Ky. in 1824; then joined the Methodist Church; married Mike Harry Freeman, June 30, 1825; he died Sept. 15, 1861; 6 children, 1 surviving her. She died recently.

CASSIE PRIEST, nee Robbins, born Wilson Co., Tenn., Jan. 6, 1860; moved to Gibson Co., Tenn. in 1869; then to Obion Co., Tenn. in 1870; married D. B. Priest, Dec. 12, 1878; died April 9, 1885; a wife and mother.

REBECCA HATLY born April 18, 1800; died April 28, 1885. White Bluff, Dickson Co., Tenn.

HARRIET PRICE born Feb. 23, 1814, Washington Co., Tenn.; married John T. Price, 1837; moved to Ark. in 1851; died Crawford Co., Ark., Feb. 11, 1885.

ALICE BELLE born Sept. 9, 1853; married John Belle, Feb. 12, 1880; died Talladega Co., Ala., May 1, 1885.

FED COLLINS died April 16, 1885 aged nearly a century old.


August 15, 1885

HENRY HOSS died Jonesboro, Tenn., Aug. 7, 1885; father of Prof. E. E. Hoss, president of Emory and Henry College.

Rev. JAMES P. STEPHENSON son of William and Jane Stephenson, died Stephens Co., Tex., July 11, 1885 in his 78th year of age; married (1) Tabitha Robbins (died 1860); (2) Mrs. Locky Nealey; a Methodist preacher for many years; a freemason.

Rev. ABRAM B. DAVIDSON born Pendleton Dist., S.C., Mar. 28, 1813; died Morgan Co., Ala., Mar. 31, 1885; reared in Habersham Co., Ga.; married Lucinda Harben (died May 1874), Feb. 1836; 8 children; local Methodist preacher. Burial in Blount Co., Alabama.

C. B. STEWART, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence [from Mexico] died Montgomery, Texas, July 28, 1885 aged 81 years.

MILES R. HUDSON born Mecklenburg Co., N.C., May 25, 1812; moved with parents to Williamson Co., Tenn. in 1816; married Mary J. Shaw, Feb. 4, 1847; died May 9, 1885.

LONNIE TUTTLE died Greenville, Ky., Jan. 22, 1885 aged 18 years, 1 month, 24 days; son of J. F. and Fannie Tuttle; Daviess Co., Ky.


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CHARLES BURTON KING born Sumner Co., Tenn., April 22, 1808; died Gallatin, Tenn., May 9, 1885; "a man of tender and delicate feeling."

MARY E. DUNCAN born Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 5, 1820; died Hickman, Ky., April 2, 1885 in residence of son-in-law, John W. Cowgill; lived and married in New Orleans, La.; then moved to Carrollton, Ky.

JAMES M. HOUSE son of Wilson and Cynthia House, born Hardin Co., Tenn., June 1, 1866; died April 27, 1885.

MARY ELVIRA BIVENS daughter of J. T. and M. A. Austin, born Hardin Co., Tenn., 1868; died April 26, 1885; joined Methodist Church Sept. 18, 1883.

JUAN F. PYRON son of Thomas H. and Lucinda Pyron, born Jan. 18, 1855; died Dec. 11, 1884.

HENRY ANN DEWITT, nee Markham, born Bedford Co., Va., Mar. 22, 1809; married Nelson C. Dewitt, Sept. 7, 1828; died Hart Co., Ky., May 5, 1885; a wife and mother.

ANNIE D. BROWN daughter of Rev. William S. and Nancy Brown, born Grundy Co., Tenn., Mar. 28, 1864; died Nov. 28, 1884.

EDWARD J. HATCHER born Cumberland Co., Va., April 3, 1833; died Harpersville, Ala., Apr. 11, 1885.

J. K. P. MILLER born Sept. 14, 1848; died Etowah Co., Ala., May 4, 1885.

ELIZA G. McCOUGHTRY born Jefferson Co., Va., Aug. 1, 1809; moved. with family to Union Co., Ky. in 1818, close to where she died April 27, 1885.

JAMES HOLLAND McCOY born N.C., Mar. 22, 1792; moved to Tenn. in 1802; married in Sumner Co., Tenn. in 1813; moved to Hickman Co., Tenn. in 1845; died Feb. 4, 1885.


August 22, 1885

SALLIE M. SNEED wife of John R. Sneed, a Nashville merchant, born May 14, 1846; died August 3, 1885; a wife and mother.

MARTHA A. BROTHERTON wife of Rev. Levi Brotherton, born near Asheville, N.C.; married in 1850; died Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1885 in her 64th year of age; burial at her old home in Dalton, Ga.

CAROLINE GARRETT wife of Rev. J. B. Garrett, daughter of William and Caroline King; born April 6, 1822; married Feb. 14, 1844; died Crittenden Co., Ky., July 28, 1885.

MARY A. GREENFIELD, nee Frost, born near Marshall, Tenn., Oct. 25, 1800; died Madisonville, Ky., April 27, 1885; married Capt. Burgiss Greenfield, 1817; a wife and mother.

Rev. ALFRED FREEMAN, Marshall Co., Miss., native of N.C. died Feb. 9, 1885 aged 79 years.

WILLIAM ELLIOTT born Dec. 13, 1828; died Dec. 7, 1884; married (1) A. F. Jenkins, Oct. 1, 1853; 1 son and a dau., Sarah. His wife died Dec. 16, 1865; he married (2) E. C. Jenkins, Feb. 3, 1867.

WILLIAM GWYNN LAXSON born Sept. 19, 1819; died Madison Co., Ala., May 20, 1885; married Ellen Whitman, June 17, 1847; 2 daus., 3 sons, all living.

SARAH C. WRIGHT daughter of Ambrose P. and Lavinia Fields, born Fulton Co., Ky., Sept. 13, 1848; died Feb. 24, 1805; married J. M. Wright, September 8, 1870.

SAMUEL EALY born Rockingham Co., Va., Jan. 7, 1797; died May 14, 1885; moved to Bradley Co., Tenn., then to Murray Co., Ga.; survived by his widow.

JOHN A. MOORE born Newberry Dist., S.C., Sept. 16, 1840; died Moscow, Ky., May 15, 1885; served in Confederate army; married Virginia Petree, July 7, 1868; burial in Oak Wood Cemetery.

ELIZA M. STEGAR daughter of Robert B. and Hannah Stegar, born July 18, 1868; died May 16, 1885.

NANCY SHARP, nee Hensley, born in 1811; died Mar. 20, 1885; a wife and mother.


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BURT B. SMITH born now-Crockett Co., Tenn., Mar. 9, 1844; moved to Gibson Co., Tenn., where he died May 4, 1885; his wife and children predeceased him.

CARRIE ANDERSON PORTER daughter of Joseph B. and Georgie Porter, born May 26, 1884; died April 16, 1885.

Tribute of Respect for J. J. DOWNING who had died; by Lavinia Masonic Lodge #174; undated.

LINDAY CAMPBELL, nee Burnant, born 1855; died April 23, 1885; surviving were widower, 5 ch.

D. R. H. McFARLAND died near Fulton, Ky., May 14, 1885 in his 71st year of age.

SARAH HUTCHINS daughter of Samuel and Susanna Ralston, born Jan. 10, 1825; married Thomas Hutchins, Sept. 28, 1842; died Jan. 28, 1885; a wife and mother.


August 29, 1885

"Letter from Bishop Capers to his Daughter"

[Bishop WILLIAM CAPERS, son of Major William Capers of this article, was born January 26, 1790 in South Carolina; a prominent Methodist churchman, he was elected to the office of Bishop long before his death January 29, 1855. CYCLOPAEDIA OF METHODISM, by Matthew Simpson, Philadelphia, Pa., 1880, pages 165-166]

My DEAR DAUGHTER: -Your grandfather, Maj. Wm. Capers, was born Oct. 13, 1758. Entered the army as a lieutenant of the Second Regiment of what was called "the Continental Army" the same in which General Marion was a Major, and which he left (after that great patriot obtained a commission as a partisan general) to share with him the duties and perils of the war. He commanded a company of mounted infantry under General M. to the close of the war. Your grandfather and grandmother were among the first who united themselves with the Methodists on their first coming to the low country of South Carolina; and besides his support of them in his own parish he was one of the trustees for both Trinity and Cumberland Churches when they were first erected. The instrument of his conversion., was the Rev. Henry Willis, of blessed memory. His death took place at his residence in Sumter District, S.C., Dec. 12, 1812; and the particulars you wish me to put down here transpired, as follows: I was watching with him alone about midnight; and he was asleep, seemingly in as comfortable condition as for a long time before; when awaking as if by some sudden cause, he began praising God aloud and on my going to him he told me he was about to leave us-God had showed it to him, he said, and he would soon be in glory. Finding his pulse low, I asked him if he would take something for me. "Any thing you please, my son," was his answer, "but doubt not what I have told you." He took the medicine, still praising God with joy unspeakable; and afterward, told me along with much else respecting the wonderful things done for his soul, that he should see some of his departed friends before he should yet have left the body. His very words were: "Yes, my son, and I have confidence in God that I shall see His glory before I depart hence; and I shall see some of my dear friends who have gone before me, particularly my brother and my last wife." After a short pause he fell asleep, and I awoke your Uncle Gabriel, who was to watch during the after-part of the night, and told him what had transpired. We both concluded it was proper to wake up the family, and let our particular friends in the neighborhood know that we believed our father was dying. He slept a short time sweetly, his breathing soft, and his countenance inexpressibly serene; when waking, and seeing us about him, he repeated to us all what he had before told me, except the matter of the vision he was to be favored with. At his bidding we sang and prayed again and again, and in all he appeared perfectly happy, praising God, repeating emphatic words of the hymns and prayers, commending us to God, en-


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couraging us to duty, and blessing us. The early morning brought our friends to his bedside; and he hailed them as they severally came as one on the verge of glory, who, while he saw his own crown ready to be put on his head, seemed to be inspired with a supernatural faith for them also. I believe I was but once absent from his bedside during that morning. It was near midday, and it was at this time and just before he lost consciousness to earthly things; that the heavenly vision was afforded him. Strange to tell, he died in convulsions, and that face, which I had seen to shine, and which for all the morning was like the face of an angel for its sweetness and unearthly satisfaction, became so much distorted that I could not look upon it till the death was done, and it was dressed again in smiles for the grave.
            I was sitting in the parlor with your Aunt Glenn, old Aunt Humphries, and one or two more, during that dreadful hour, when it occurred to me to inquire if, during the short time I had been out of the room, before the convulsions came on, any thing uncommon had transpired. It was my dear sister, Mrs. Glenn, who then said that while they were looking at him the glow which I had several times seen upon his face seemed to kindle till his face was glorious to look upon, his eyes being fixed intensely upward with an expression of indescribable eagerness, and they were about to ask him what he saw, when, reaching his hands upward, he slowly and distinctly uttered, "See, see! Mary, Gabriel, and William's mother; my brother; my other dear wife, too; my six dear little children. How they beckon me away to yon bright place."
            I told them what he had said in the night. Our father was dying, and never was father more beloved, or for better reasons, but we felt awfully and joyfully that God was there, and could only exclaim, what hath God wrought! What my sister said was fully confirmed by many witnesses.
Sept. 20, 1843

[Bishop Capers wrote this account of his father's death in his daughter's album.]


D. W. BROWN son of John M. and Jane Brown, born Jennings Co. Indiana, August 30, 1835; married Nellie Buckley, Sept. 30, 1861; died Obion Co., Tenn., April 22, 1885.

SARAH A. HASCAL wife of Rev. C. H. Hascal, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Beasley, born Granville Co., N.C., Jan. 18, 1843; moved with parents to Graves Co., Ky.; married Jan. 1, 1867; died May 20, 1885.

JOHN H. KNOWLES born Gibson Co., Indiana, Dec. 15, 1829; died near Booneville, Ark., May 9, 1885; moved to Ark. in December 1866; married a distant cousin, M. J. Knowles, Smith Co., Texas, 1853; 6 children.

JOHN HENRY HUTTON born June 11, 1837; married Maggie Hows, Dec. 15, 1859; joined Methodist Church April 18, 1885; died May 20, 1885; all in Davidson Co., Tenn. W. D. Clary, who wrote the obituary, married Hutton's sister, Sally, October 20, 1867.

RICHARD H. CROSS born in N.C., 1801; when he was in his 11th year, his father died; moved with an uncle to Tenn.; moved to Ala.; a carpenter; married (1) Elizabeth Jane Hall (died 1874), April 15, 1828; (2) Julia Merriwether, Nov. 1876; died April 22, 1885.

TAMBERLIN J. BROWN born Ga., Sept. 14, 1814; married Mary A. McGee, Nov. 1, 1866; died May 14, 1885.

B. J. PEEBLES died Prince George Co., Va., May 27, 1885, aged 50 years; widow and 7 children survived him.


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COLUMBUS MARION STEPHENS born Sept. 15, 1854; died May 20, 1885.

FRANCES ISABELLA REEVES born Franklin Co., Tenn., June 2, 1823; married Major Croom, May 22, 1851; died near Medon, Tenn., May 16, 1885.

Tribute of Respect for W. C. HICKS who died November 24, 1884 aged about 65 years; by Quarterly Conference, Mifflin Circuit, Memphis Methodist Conference; undated.

JIMMIE GIBSON, Henderson Co., Ky., born Caswell Co., N.C., Feb. 18, 1810; died May 27, 1885; married (1) Mary Watson, Dec. 16, 1830; (2) Mary Royster.

MARY CUNNINGHAM daughter of W. L. and Sarah Sweeney, born St. Francis Co., MO, April 22, 1855; died Fremont Co., Ohio, March 7, 1885.

SARAH ANN BOOKER, nee Bullock, born Clark Co., Indiana, Nov. 14, 1819; married Richard M. Booker, Mar. 8, 1838; died Louisville, Ky., April 7, 1885.


September 5, 1885

G. H. CROSS born Hanover Co., Va., Nov. 29, 1822. married Columbia Vest, Oct. 11, 1848; died April 5, 1885.

T. W. TARPLEY born Feb. 16, 1836; died Mar. 26, 1885; spent most of adult life in Wartrace, Tenn.; married N. E. Holt, Nov. 27, 1859; one child, Arthur B.; served in Company A, 44 Tenn. Inf. Regt., CSA; participant in battles at Shiloh and Chickamauga, etc.

JOHN T. GARDNER son of William H. and Harriet Gardner, born Robertson Co., Tenn., 1834; moved with parents to Humphreys Co., Tenn. in 1837; died May 14, 1885; married Sarah Luton, May 19, 1853; 2 daus., 1 son; lived near Dancyville, Tenn., then moved to Carroll Co., Tenn., then to Huntingdon, Tenn. where he died.

CYNTHIA PAIN wife of Thomas C. Pain, born about 1816; died Nov. 26, 1884 in residence of son, Lewis Pain. Her husband, THOMAS C. PAIN, born July 12, 1815; died April 6, 188l, cancer; 1 dau., 1 son.

EDMUND "Ed" COOPER GWINN born Dec. 10, 1865; died April 23, 1885.

CHARLES H. SELBY son of George W. and Martha Selby, born Oct. 25, 1865; died Mar. 28, 1885; pneumonia.

P. R. CURTIS born Franklin Co., Tenn., Feb. 22, 1847; married Mary Wilkinson, Oct. 22, 1873; died Winchester, Tenn., May 29, 1885.

JIMMIE WATSON oldest child of M. L. and Mollie Watson, died Summer Shade, Ky., May 25, 1885 aged 8 years.

N. A. WINNINGHAM born April 13, 1844; died Feb. 12, 1885.

MARTHA A. WORLEY married A. B. Worley, Mar. 14, 1862; 2 sons, 10 daus.; died Crittenden Co., Ky., Mar. 27, 1885, consumption.

MARY J. MANN born Powelton, Ga., Dec. 28, 1802; married Rev. J. D. Mann, Oct. 14, 1823; moved to Rogersville, Tenn. and lived among two of her married granddaughters, where she died, May 15, 1885.

W. M. CLAYHORN born July 7, 1848; married S. E. Prillaman, Aug. 29, 1869; died May 1, 1885.


September 12, 1885

MATILDA MOORE ADAMS daughter of George and Mary Moore, born Cavan, Ireland, Oct. 8, 1812; married George F. Adams, Nov. 23, 1836 and moved to U.S. in July 1844, locating in Logan Co., Ky. where she lived until Dec. 1856 when moved to Port Royal, Tenn.; in old age moved to Cedar Hill, Tenn. where she died May 30, 1885.

WILLIAM H. CHERRY, esquire, died Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 5, 1885; successful businessman.


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Rev. R. M. CROWSON born Madison Co., Ala., December 20, 1814; he was fourteen years old when his father died; entered Alabama Methodist Conference as a preacher in Dec. 1833; married (1) Frances A. McGowen, Nov. 1836; 2 daus., 2 sons; this wife died in 1850; (2) E. A. Wilson; 1 dau., 3 sons; died April 27, 1885.

MARTHA E. HURT daughter of Chapple and Mary Cain, wife of M. S. Hurt, born Aug. 4, 1831; married Dec. 22, 1852; died Nevada Co., Ark., May 25, 1885; 3 children, Mrs. W. M. P. Mitchell, Mrs. L. C. Steele and a son [unnamed].

HUGH DOUGLASS born Smith Co., Tenn., Nov. 17, 1799; died Capleville, Tenn., Mar. 20, 1885; twice married; large family.

ALDEN BYRON born near Knoxville, Tenn., Mar. 21, 1804; moved with parents to Madison Co., Ala.; married Talitha Cowen, Aug. 7, 1823; served in Creek War in 1836 and the Florida [Seminole] War in 1837-1838; moved to Tishomingo Co., Miss. in 1843; then to DeSoto Co., Miss. in 1850; then to Izard Co., Ark. in 1860 where his wife died April 12, 1863; 2 daus; married Miranda Brown, July 14, 1867. He died March 4, 1885.

JOHN A. CRAFT born Cumberland Co., Ky., Oct. 3, 1800; died Oct. 2, 1884; lived and died in the county where he was born; buried in Rose of Sharon Cemetery about a half mile from where he was born; married (1) Hilpa Brison; 5 children; (2) Sarah Brake; 10 children.

MARGARET COOK nee Ditterline, born Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 18, 1794; oldest of 10 children; moved to Princeton, Ky. where she married John Cook, Aug. 1814; moved to Pope Co., Ill., then to Graves Co., Ky.; died recently in residence of son, G. W. Cook.

LUTIE A. HURST born Lauderdale Co., Ala., May 19, 1860; married J. P. Hurst, Nov. 29, 1883; died near Oakland, Ala., May 16, 1885; daughter of Rev. James and Harriet Walston.

CHARLOTTE RUSSELL, nee Kinzer, wife of James H. Russell; born Jan. 10, 1810; married Oct. 12, 1827; died Maury Co., Tenn., Dec. 12, 1884; a wife and mother.

SALLIE L. WILLIAMS daughter of James S. and Mary Williams died Feb. 1, 1885.

ELIZABETH A. CROW born Jessamine Co., Ky., May 24, 1819; married A. R. Crow, Oct. 21, 1841; died Nicholasville, Ky., May 24, 1885.

OCTAVIA R. ANDERSON, nee Brown, born Powhatan Co., Va., Aug. 26, 1808; died Tuscumbia, Ala., May 20, 1885; moved from native state to Ala. in 1837; a wife and mother.

ROBERT ALONZO BAILEY son of James and Jane Bailey born Dec. 28, 1880; died May 31, 1885.

JOSEPH H. DAVIE son of J. N. and Mary Davie, born Weakley Co., Tenn., Nov. 18, 1867; died May 14, 1885.

IVA GARRARD KING daughter of John I. and Lou King, Danville, Ky., born May 7, 1884; died May 21, 1885.

ALICE A. REAR HARTZELL born Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 20, 1850; married W. J. Hartzell, Aug. 14, 1872; died May 27, 1885.

ANN ELIZABETH SULLIVAN born Overton Co., Tenn., Feb. 26, 1824; died Nov. 13, 1883; surviving were her widower and 7 children.

Tribute of Respect for Rev. A. M. CAMPBELL who died recently; by Ladies' Aid Society, Los Angeles, California; undated.


September 19, 1885

ALEXANDER H. BURNS son of Roland and Caroline Burns, born Pike Co., Ky., July 27, 1862; moved with parents to Louisa, Ky.; attended Vanderbilt University two years; worked in a mercantile store in Cincinnati until he died May 21, 1885.

WILLIAM STODDARD PORTER son of R. S. and A. M. Porter, born Maury Co., Tenn., Nov. 3, 1868; died September 10, 1883.


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EMILY J. GREGORY born Christian Co., Ky., April 5, 1833; died in same county, May 28, 1885.

DANIEL LOVE born Shelby Co., Ky., Oct. 20, 1810; married Mary Vanneter, July 19, 1842; joined Methodist Church in June 1851; died May 8, 1885.

MOLLIE BIRMINGHAM married Mar. 5, 1869; daughter of U. S. and Moriah Oakley; married C. A. Birmingham, Mar. 5, 1869; died Decatur Co., Tenn., June 3, 1885.

WILLIAM M. REED born S.C., Aug. 3, 1841; died May 30, 1885; married Mary Graves, 1860; a husband and father.

C. C. RUDDLE born Woodford Co., Ky., June 22, 1818; died recently.

SARAH ANN SHORT born Brunswick Co., Va., Oct. 26, 1826; married W. B. Wilkes, Giles Co., Tenn., Jan. 3, 1844; died Maury Co., Tenn., May 6, 1885; a wife and mother.

ROBERT W. FOSTER born Maury Co., Tenn., Oct. 3, 1840; moved to Hardin Co., Tenn. in 1861; married Hannah Stratton, Jan. 23, 1868; died May 20, 1885.

HENRY CLAY LAZENBY son of John Lazenby died recently.

E. H. PURNELL, nee Roe, wife of I. B. Purnell, born May 17, 1827; died near Rome, Tenn., April 10, 1885.

WILLIAM P. WINN born June 2, 1828; married Sarah Fry, Jan. 1, 1855; 1 dau., 1 son; died near Cedar Hill, Tenn., April 4, 1885.

JOHN W. SAIN son of G. T. Sain, Rutherford Co., Tenn., died from accidental pistol shot wound, May 29, 1885 aged 18 years.

MARY ANN STEPHENSON died Poinsett Co., Ark., May 25, 1885 aged 75 years; had buried two husbands and all her children but one.

ANNIE BOOTH TIMMONS daughter of Rev. T. H. and Mary B. Timmons (dec.); born Sparta, Ga., April 6, 1885; died there, June 6, 1885.


September 26, 1885

Major AARON STAFFORD, last surviving officer of the War of 1812, died Waterville, New York, Sept. 6, 1885 in the 99th year of his age "having retained his mental faculties to the last."

EMMA BELL MOORE, nee Williams, born Cheatham Co., Tenn., April 28, 1851; married Col. William Moore, Jan. 30, 1872; died east Nashville, Tenn., July 31, 1885; 6 children and 3 step-children.

LIZZIE N. EARLY wife of E. E. Early; youngest daughter of Scott Newman, Sr.; married Oct. 1876; died Barren Co., Ky., May 26, 1885.

RACHEL GENTRY wife of Madison Gentry; daughter of Jerry and Rebecca Dickins; born 1817; died Mar. 27, 1885; a wife and mother.

Rev. JAMES ANDREW NORTH son of Anthony North, born June 17, 1847; married Nannie Williamson, 1869 who survived along with a son aged about 6 years old; died Nov. 29, 1884.

THOMAS STEVENSON "Tommie" HAMILTON born Lauderdale Co., Ala., Oct. 2, 1879; died New Hope, Ala., June 16, 1885.

GEORGE W. ATKERSON born Mar. 22, 1818; married Perlina Snider, Mar. 6, 1845; 2 daus., 4 sons; died Feb. 28, 1885; a tribute by Quarterly Conference, State Line Methodist Church dated June 6, 1885.

ALICE G. HATCHER born June 6, 1848; died April 14, 1885.

ALBERT GOODLOE BARTON only son of Henry C. and Emma Barton, born Aug. 19, 1866; died Colbert Co., Ala., April 23, 1885.


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SAMUEL M. COWAN died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 11, 1885 aged about 55 years; surviving were his widow and 3 children.

LULIE M. SALE wife of W. B. Sale, daughter of W. H. Robertson; born Franklin, Tenn., July 3, 1859; died Paducah, Ky., June 13, 1885; married Dec. 28, 1876; 3 children.

LORENZO DOW GOWER, JR. born Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 3, 1842; died near Nashville, Tenn., May 30, 1885; married Mary Virginia Ragan, Dec. 15, 1870; a husband and father.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. MARY A. HOGARD who died Mar. 11, 1885; by Lewisburg Woman's Missionary Society; undated.

ELLA GLASSCOCK daughter of Bob and Annie Glasscock died Breckinridge Co., Ky., April 1885 aged about 16 years old.

MARTIN ELIAS KENNEDY son of S. P. and Elizabeth Kennedy, Clay Co., Ala., born January 19, 1875; died Dec. 30, 1877. HERBERT P., another son, born Jan. 1, 1885; died May 31, 1885.

GEORGE W. BOLINGER born Va., July 3, 1781; moved to Mayfield, Ky. in 1839 where he died May 18, 1885; married Lucinda Wingo in 1825; 6 children survived him.

SULTANA JOSEPHINE LUNSFORD daughter of Ex. and Dullie Lunsford, born Dec. 29, 1868; died Jan. 28, 1885.

MARY V. McCOMMON daughter of C. W. and C. McCommon, born Sept. 16, 1866; died Benton Co., Ark., June 15, 1885. Her sister, ALICE M. McCOMMON, born Oct. 8, 1868; died May 28, 1885.

MOLLIE DOHERTY died Camden, Tenn., Jan. 28, 1885 aged 24 years.

LOLA HOUSE daughter of Rev. W. J. and S. J. House, born Milan, Tenn., Feb. 26, 1883; died April 7, 1885.

THOMAS TENNY COOK daughter of Thomas and Josephine Cook, born Oct. 25, 1882; died Sept. 15, 1884.


October 3, 1885

KATE BRUSH NEWTON wife of Rev. Silas Newton, Louisville Methodist Conference, died Brandenburg, Ky., Sept. 22, 1885.

Mrs. LUTIE C. HARRIS, president of Woman's Missionary Society in Lexington, Ky., born Nov. 3, 1844; died May 23, 1885.

SAMUEL THOMAS WYATT oldest son of Dr. R. C. and Jennie Wyatt, born Oct. 5, 1863; died Feb. 6, 1885.

LOUMIA SHEALEY born Feb. 11, 1862; died April 12, 1885; he "was retiring and modest."

WEBB WOOD, Selma, Ala., died Mar. 5, 1885 aged 27 years; oldest son of Judge P. G. and Kate (Webb) Wood; graduate, Vanderbilt. University; had been married four months.

WILLIAM T. BOLTON born Nov. 7, 1813; died Humphreys Co., Tenn., June 3, 1885; freemason; a son, Rev. J. G. Bolton, mentioned.

JOHN R. WRIGHT son of Richard and Mary Wright, born Ballard Co., Ky., Sept. 7, 1865; died Feb. 22, 1885.

A. J. HOYLE son of Levi and Martha Hoyle, born Pontotoc Co., Miss., Jan. 16, 1846; married Sallie Dixon, April 27, 1868; died Lee Co., Miss., January 1885.

KITTIE MALONE wife of James N. Malone, born N.C., 1806; died Sumner Co., Tenn., Dec. 31, 1884; Soon after her birth, her father, James Hanna and family moved to Sumner Co., Tenn.; married October 1838; 3 daus., 2 sons.

ELMORE GUICE son of James A. Guice, born Franklin Co., Miss., Nov. 7, 1868; moved with parents to Bradley Co., Ark. in 1883 and then to Ouchita Parish, La. where he died April 22, 1885.


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Tribute of Respect for E. D. HAGANS, born Jan. 12, 1831; married M. M. Strain, Nov. 2, 1858; died Mar. 6, 1885; survived by widow and 4 children; by Quarterly Conference, State Line Methodist Church; dated June 6, 1885.

A. J. WALTERS son of Thomas and Mary Walters born May 14, 1849; died May 25, 1885; married Nora Moore, Carroll Co., Tenn.; 4 children.

SUSAN W. MALERY daughter of Ephraim and M. C. Malery, born Allen Co., Ky., Jan. 3, 1862; died Jan. 7, 1885; a brother, Rev. Columbus Malery, mentioned.


October 10, 1885

Rev. EDWARD "Ned" FLINN ENGLISH born Sumter Co., S.C., June 17, 1799; moved to Maury Co., Tenn. when 9 years old; married Mary Ann Harris, October 1821; moved to Ark. in 1855; refugeed to Texas during Civil War but returned to Ark. in 1873; died near Williamsport, Tenn., April 6, 1885 in residence of his daughter, Mrs. William Tomlinson. A Methodist preacher.

Rev. ENOCH ELLIS died Etowah Co., Ala., Sept. 2, 1885 in his 72 year of age; married Stalio Atkins, Oct. 8, 1837; survived by widow and 8 adult daughters; Methodist preacher; ordained deacon, Dec. 1852; ordained elder, 1867.

MAHALA SHAW wife of Rev. W. M. Shaw, born Jan. 15, 1809; died July 31, 1885. Unionville.

DOSHA BURGIE daughter of B. C. Burgie died Sept. 6, 1885, Dyersburg, Tenn.

ALICE KEATHLY wife of Rev. Isaac W. Keathly, Tenn. Methodist Conference, born Feb. 28, 1858; died Sept. 25, 1885; daughter of A. O. Williams, Lawrence Co., Tennessee.

LIZZIE E. ELLZEY died May 26, 1885 in her 32nd year of life; wife of Dr. Ellzey.

SAMUEL MYERS born in Maryland about 71 years ago; moved with family to Pa., then to Nashville, Tenn.; married (1) Julia Cabler, July 1, 1838; 3 children; (2) Sarah Taylor; 7 children; died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 25, 1885.

SUSANNA ELIZABETH DODD, nee Woods, born Florence, Ala., April 16, 1822; married Dr. R. J. Dodd, May 25, 1837; died Exter City, MO, May 21, 1885.

ELLEN L. LESLIE daughter of Rev. Turner F. and Caroline Jack, born Pulaski, Tenn., Sept. 22, 1830; married Dr. James L. Leslie, May 2, 1848; moved to Texas in 1850; died Van Alystyne, Texas, June 23, 1885; 4 children.

EDITH SPEIGHT born June 16, 1845; died May 7, 1885.

G. W. ORTON born Jan. 5, 1846; married Nannie Smith, Dec. 22, 1870; died Hopkins Co., Ky., April 14, 1885.

OLIVER PERRY HOBBS born Nelson Co., Ky., May 12, 1816; died June 24, 1885; lived several years in Hart Co., Ky.

JOHN R. WARREN died Miss. Co., Ark., May 11, 1885 aged 25 years; pneumonia; a tribute by a Sunday School; undated.

SARAH WHITE reared in N.C.; married David Haney at age 16 years; 9 children, 4 surviving her; married Joe White; died Decatur Co., Tenn., May 10, 1885.

M. E. B. HOMITER, nee Conly, born Newberry Dist., S.C., Feb. 9, 1825; married W. S. Homiter, Nov. 28, 1845; died April 25, 1885.

JOHN R. MITCHELL born May 16, 1831, Halifax Co., Va.; married (1) Sarah Ray; 1 child; (2) Sarah Perry; 2 children; (3) Martha White; 5 children; died May 5, 1885 of dropsy.

WILLIAM GEORGE WALKER son of Eli and Elvira Walker, born Jan. 31, 1873; died June 10, 1885.

JOHNNIE GODWIN RUSHTON born Oct. 16, 1880; died Mar. 19, 1885; only daughter of Will J. and Jennie Rushton.


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LOIS O. GILLHAM daughter of J. A. and C. V. Gillham, born Mar. 22, 1871; died Dec. 13, 1884

LEWIS MINOR born Jan. 1, 1865; died June 12, 1885.

INFANT SON of John S. and Ruth Ann WOOLDRIDGE died May 14, 1885 aged 1 month.


October 17, 1885

Rev. RICHARD A. UMSTEAD, Memphis Methodist Conference, died Humboldt, Tenn., Sept. 28, 1885 in his 54th year of age.

Mrs. NANCY F. IRWIN died Savannah, Tenn. "last week"; mother-in-law of Wm. H. Cherry, dec.

PAUL NEWMAN son of Rev. J. W. Newman, No. Alabama Methodist Conference, died Oct. 5, 1885.

MALCOLM TRIMBLE Son of James and Mary Trimble, born Prestonburg, Ky., July 17, 1860; died Jan. 20, 1885; when he was two years old his father died; early life spent in MO but when he was 20 his mother died and he returned to Prestonburg and lived with his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, until his demise.

JAMES G. HINSON born N.C., May 19, 1805; died May 20, 1885; moved with parents to Tenn.; a sometime magistrate.

MARY ANN ERANNA WILKERSON daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Martin, wife of William A. Wilkerson, born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Sept. 23, 1838; married Sept. 5, 1867; died Haywood Co., Tenn., July 1, 1885.

LUINDAH HIX, nee Morgan, born Christian Co., Ky., Jan. 1810; died Wayne Co., Ky., June 15, 1885.

INDIANA COPELAND wife of J. C. Copeland, daughter of Daniel Murrey; born Franklin Parish, La., Jan. 31, 1845; married 1854, Ellis Co., Texas; moved to Erath Co., Tex. in 1877 where she died May 24, 1885; 5 children.

MARY E. RUSSELL born Oct. 23, 1860; died Weakley Co., Tenn., Dec. 7, 1884; daughter of Thomas and Frances Stofle; married John B. Russell at age 21 years; 1 dau., 1 Son.

HENRY LAWRENCE WEBSTER Son of J. S. and S. A. Webster, born Jan. 8, 1884; died June 25, 1885.

HUGH GWYN, SR. born May 3, 1804; died Surry Co., N.C., June 5, 1885; married Rosamond Dickenson, Dec. 28, 1828, Grayson Co., Va.; a husband and father.

MARY WILKINSON, nee Devers, born Giles Co., Tenn., Dec. 22, 1806; married John Wilkinson, 1824; moved to Texas; died June 18, 1885.

WILLIAM MAY, SR. born Daviess Co., Ky., Jan. 1, 1803; died June 3, 1885.

MARTHA MANEY HOGAN, nee Rodgers, wife of Thomas M. Hogan, Water Valley, Tenn., born Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 25, 1837; died Feb. 3, 1885; reared by an aunt, Bettie North; married May 14, 1866 in residence of her father, Andrew Rodgers, Williamson County; 4 daus., 2 sons.

MARY HENDRIX, nee White, born Guilford Co., N.C., Dec. 19, 1828; died June 11, 1885; married R. K. Hendrix, Jan. 21, 1847; moved to McNairy Co., Tenn.

MATTHEW WHITE born Jackson Co., Tenn., Dec. 22, 1845; died Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 10, 1884 in residence of father-in-law, Clayton Rogers; married Mrs. Tennie Wolf, Feb. 23, 1881; husband and father.

NETTIE ETHLA BAZZELL daughter of W. J. and Addie Bazzell, born Nov. 28, 1877; died May 28, 1885.

EMMA JANE DICKERSON born Mar. 30, 1856; died Rocky Hill, Ky., April 29, 1885.

THOMAS EDGER PATTERSON Son of J. W. and Susan Patterson, born Jan. 28, 1884; died June 5, 1885.

L. E. WEBB, Leesburg, Fla., died April 25, 1885.


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October 24, 1885

Rev. ABEL WALKER died near Burnside, Miss., Sept. 12, 1885; born Jan. 19, 1806; married (1) Phebe Ann Flott, Feb. 22, 1829; (2) Mrs. Epsey Jane Jenkins, April 15, 1878; had two children. A local Methodist preacher.

LUCY JOANNA WILSON daughter of Rev. A. R. Wilson, born Sept. 3, 1860; died Oct. 2, 1885, Brownsville, Tenn.

Rev. GEORGE W. MERRITT died Sept. 25, 1885, Anchorage, Ky.

FRANKLIN M. WOODALL died near Nashville, Tenn., April 25, 1885 in his 49th year of age; sometime sheriff of Davidson Co., Tenn.; four sons with first wife; second wife, Bettie, survived with a small son.

CLARISSA ANN HARWEL born Jan. 10, 1850; married J. H. Harwel, April 1881; died Mar. 22, 1885; two daughters.

SARAH AMANDA STEINHEIMER, nee Posey, born Jan. 25, 1846; married Abraham Steinheimer, Feb. 23, 1868; died April 26, 1885.

HARRISON FULLER born Washington Co., N. Y., Sept. 14, 1817; died Grayson Co., Ky., June 30, 1885; moved with parents to Pa. and afterwards moved to Ky.; a husband and father.

JARRELL BURROW born Sept. 19, 1801; married Lucy Troxler, April 17, 1823; died Carroll Co., Tenn., Oct. 27, 1884. [Jarrel Burrow, (1801-1884) was an early settler of Carroll County; he and his wife, Lucy, are buried in Shiloh Methodist Churchyard at Whitthorne in Carroll County.]

IDA MINOR daughter of J. P. and S. O. Bramley, born Jan. 31, 1856; died Carroll Co., Tenn., Mar. 5, 1885; surviving were her widower and 3 children.

R. F. GAINES son of Rev. Henry and Susan Gaines, born April 8, 1809; died Jan. 17, 1885; 9 ch., 6 surviving him.

ELIZA JANE HARRISON wife of A. J. Harrison, daughter of J. R. and Agnes Graves, born May 16, 1825; died April 28, 1885.

Dr. J. E. D. SCOTT son of William D. and Eliza Scott, born Gibson Co., Tenn., Oct. 18, 1844; died Humboldt, Tenn., June 26, 1885; graduate, University of Nashville, Feb. 25, 1868; married N. E. Jeffress, Virginia, Oct. 5, 1869; a husband and father.

HELEN E. MIMS wife of W. A. Mims, born Monticello, Ark., Oct. 18, 1857; died June 23, 1885; moved to Texas with her parents in 1872; married June 18, 1884.

MARTHA COOPER oldest child of Henry W. and Nancy Williams, born Hancock Co., Ky., Aug. 27, 1829; married Wayman Cooper, Jan. 8, 1845; died June 17, 1885. Her daughter, ANNA, born April 19, 1865; married R. R. Johnson, Sept. 22, 1884; died April 2, 1885.

SARAH JANE ELLEN KELLY, nee Fowler, born near Cornersville, Tenn., Mar. 12, 1856; died there, July 7, 1885; married W. D. Kelly, Dec. 2, 1882; 1 child.

ANDREW WADDELL JOHNSON son of Rev. R. J. Johnson, born Sumner Co., Tenn., May 4, 1805; married Susan Ellis, Sept. 4, 1838; died Marshall Co., Tenn., April 13, 1885.

JAMES WILSON FRANK born Mar. 23, 1843; married Mary Jane Bailey, Dec. 16, 1868; died Chester Co., Tenn., Jan. 21, 1885; surviving were his widow and 6 children.

JOE ELLA ALICE WOODARD daughter of William J. and Rachel Woodard, born Aug. 21, 1858; died April 4, 1885.

PRESS JAMERSON born Sept. 28, 1836; died April 7, 1885; surviving were his widow and 3 ch.

LIZZIE ZACHARY daughter of L. E. and J. Zachary, born Mar. 5, 1883; died of measles, Corinth, Miss., April 19, 1885.


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October 31, 1885

MARY BELL OWENS daughter of N. B. S. Owings, was buried Oct. 23, 1885; died of congestive chill, aged 14 years. Pleasant Valley Circuit.

Miss ANGIE PRICE died Oct. 24, 1885, Nashville, Tenn.; daughter of Dr. G. W. F. Price, president of Nashville College for Young Ladies; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.

SAMPSON ST. JOHN DAVIS born June 5, 1820; died Macon Co., Tenn., July 1, 1885; a husband and father (4 children).

LUCY W. BIVINS born near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Mar. 20, 1826; married Silas A. Bivins, Dec. 15, 1845; died Feb. 25, 1885.

EVALINE P. JOHNSON born Tenn., April 19, 1820; orphaned she was reared by a grandmother; married Dick Young, Feb. 18, 1849; moved to Texas in 1859; died in Texas, June 22, 1885.

ARCHIE M. WOODS born Nov. 17, 1860; died June 23, 1885, Yallobusha Co., Miss.

EFFIE COX wife of Sam. Cox, born Hickman, Ky., 1858; married Feb. 12, 1879; died Rutherford, Tenn., June 17, 1885; a wife and mother.

Miss LEE RICKETTS died June 25, 1885 in her 25th year of age.

JOHN R. JOHNSTON died near Hickory Withe, Tenn., May 24, 1884; a husband and father.

HELEN JAMISON, born May 9, 1845; died July 10, 1885. Her husband, PRESTON JAMISON, born Sept. 24, 1836; died April 7, 1885.

ALICE A. HARTZEL daughter of William and Lucinda Rear; born Mar. 20, 1850; died May 27, 1885; married W. I. Hartzel, May 14, 1872; a wife and mother.

SARAH T. HOLMES daughter of Abel and Mary Robbins, born Henry Co., Ky., Feb. 21, 1819; died Jefferson Co., Ky., May 21, 1885; surviving were her widower and adopted daughter, Lula.

DRUSILLA ANN TAYLOR wife of Joseph B. Taylor, Hickman Co., Ky., daughter of E. T. and Sarah Ann Allender, born Aug. 11, 1857; died May 13, 1885; a wife and mother.

BENJAMIN B. D. WILSON born Jakcson Co., Ga., Mar. 7, 1812; died LaFayette Co., Miss., Mar. 28, 1885; married (1) Anna Burrow (died Oct. 16, 1839), October 1835; (2) Elizabeth Hudson (died 1856), Oct. 7, 1840; 6 children; (3) Virginia Ellen Hillard, Feb. 8, 1859; 4 children, including Mrs. Ella P. Hill.

ALFRED CATES born Jan. 4, 1827; died Mar. 8, 1885, Hopkins Co., Ky.; married Clementine Crow, Nov. 13, 1850; 12 children.

OWEN ALPHEUS WILSON HILL only child of Rev. George M. and Ella P. Hill, born Jackson Co., Ark., Sept. 3, 1883; died Lee Co., Ark., August 26, 1884.

LUCINDA KEATHLY daughter of Jesse and A. Keathly, born Oct. 1, 1820; married Andrew Cope (died Sept. 8, 1847), Jan. 1, 1846; one daughter; died June 15, 1885.

JOHN W. COPE son of John W. and Sally Cope born Sept. 21, 1848; married Florence Broyels, Dec. 28, 1871; died May 16, 1885; surviving were his widow and 3 children, his mother and 3 sisters.

WALTER LEE DANIEL, a child, died recently.


November 7, 1885

Rev. JOHN T. PITTMAN born Dec. 2, 1850; died Aug. 26, 1885; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1874; preached for two years, then attended Vanderbilt University two years, then entered Indian Mission Conference and in a year transferred to Tenn. Conference; then moved and "located." Surviving were his widow and several children.

Rev. J. P. STANFIELD, McKenzie, Tenn., died October 8, 1885.


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Rev. E. E. VINSON born Sumner Co., Tenn., April 28, 1813; moved to Henry Co., Tenn. at the age of ten years; married in 1834; Methodist preacher; died August 20, 1885.

Dr. ALLEN WALKER born near Centerville, Tenn., June 23, 1832; died near Bakerville, Tenn., June 6, 1885; married Annie Addison in 1866; 6 children.

LULA GALE daughter of H. E. and Abbie Pease, wife of Rev. Robert Gale, born Troy, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1851; moved with parents to Mobile, Ala. in 1860; married Sept. 16, 1873; died Yazoo Co., Miss., April 1, 1885.

JOSEPH CONSTANTINE LADD born June 17, 1864; killed by a runaway team of horses, Dec. 15, 1884.

JOHN SUMNER HAM born Dec. 1, 1818; died Feb. 27, 1885; a husband and father.

M. E. BLACKWELL born Clarendon Co., S.C., Dec. 15, 1815; married E. B. Blackwell, July 31, 1832; died Tippah Co., Miss., May 11, 1885; 10 children; in 1857 moved to Miss. to be near a brother of her husband, Rev. M. J. Blackwell.

WILLIAM HANDLEY died recently in Hickman Co., Ky. aged about 63 years.

GEORGE T. PLUMMER died July 15, 1885; surviving were his widow and one daughter.

C. B. TROTTER wife of J. K. Trotter, died July 12, 1885 in her 41st year of age; Erin, Tenn.

ANDREW C. PRUITT son of M. J. and Adella Pruitt, born Aug. 5, 1884; died July 2, 1885.

ELLEN F. WAGGENER wife of W. M. Waggener, born Feb. 21, 1825; died July 7, 1885: a wife and mother.

MITTIE ANN GOOCH wife of Caswell Gooch, died Cheatham's Ferry, Ala., July 14, 1885 aged 41 years, less one month.

MARTHA L. WALKER daughter of J. W. P. and Keziah McDowell, born Hickman Co., Ky., Oct. 4, 1854; married O. C. Walker; died "a short time ago."

JOHN T. J. WHEELER born Monroe Co., Ga., Aug. 12, 1870; son of J. W. E. and Mary E. Wheeler; moved with parents to Humphreys Co., Tenn.; died Dec. 11, 1883.

SARAH FLETCHER daughter of William and Anna Webster, born Stewart Co., Tenn., Oct. 21, 1823; married Nathan J. Fletcher, Jan. 5, 1851; moved to Texas in 1870; died Vanzandt Co., Tex., July 5, 1885; a wife and mother.

JOSEPH BENJAMIN NANCE born Sept. l0, 1881; son of Rev. W. H. and Alice Nance, Hickman Co., Ky.; died recently.

EUDORA E. WILLIAMS daughter of General William D. and Sallie Williams, born Maury Co., Tenn., Aug. 31, 1853; married John H. Estes, Nov. 27, 1873; died April 9, 1885.

G. S. HOLLOWELL died June 13, 1885 in residence of Mr. W. P. Dickey, Dayton, Tenn., aged 23 years; resident of Murfreesboro., Tenn.

ALICE ROWLES, nee Harwood, born in England and came to U.S. as a child; orphaned she lived with a caregiver in Maryland; married James T. Rowles in 1847; moved to Washington, D.C.; she suffered from rheumatism; finally moved to Hot Springs, Ark. but even so she died June 11, 1885.

ROBERT BELL BENNETT born Feb. 26, 1866; died July 12, 1885.

ANNIE P. FORD daughter of Benjamin H. and Eliza Ford died June 2, 1885 aged 5 months at Marshulaville, Miss.


November 14, 1885

PAULINA T. OWEN, nee Ratliffe, born Shelby Co., Ky., Aug. 17, 1807; died in same county, May 26, 1885; married Robert Owen, March 1840; a wife and mother.

ELIZABETH BRENT METCALF, nee Fishback, born Jessamine Co., Ky., Feb. 23, 1805; married Henry Metcalf, Feb. 17, 1825; he was son of Rev. John Metcalf who came from Va. to Ky. in 1794; joined Methodist Church, Dec. 31, 1827; he died Jan. 18, 1879 and she died July 23, 1885; 11 children, 7 surviving her.


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MALINDA McDONALD, nee Grubbs, born Blount Co., Tenn., Aug. 20, 1821; moved to Cherokee Co., Ala. with her father, David Grubbs and family; married Rev. W. A. McDonald, Sept. 21, 1846; moved to Morgan Co., Ala. in 1860; then to Cullman Co., Ala. in 1881 where she died Mar. 15, 1885; surviving were her widower and 5 children.

NEWTON E. MYERS oldest son of J. and Octave Myers; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., recently, aged 26 years.

WILLIAM M. GIVENS "Mack", born Aug. 29, 1861; died June 28, 1885.

CHARLES NEWTON HUNT son of Thomas A. and Sallie Hunt, born Nov. 20, 1874; died Ripley, Miss., June 20, 1885.

ALICE E. RANSOM, nee Vance, wife of W. M. Ransom, born June 20, 1840; married Dec. 2, 1857; died May 2, 1885.

INDIANA H. McKINNEY wife of W. P. McKinney, daughter of William L. and Harriet B. Jackson (now Mrs. H. B. Stinchcomb, Parkersburg, W. Va.); born Clarksburg, Va., Aug. 25, 1824; married June 14, 1849; died Belpre, Ohio, May 29, 1885; 1 dau., 1 son. Sister of Judge William L. Jackson, Louisville, Ky. and of Colonel George Jackson, dec, of Parkersburg.

MAGGIE SETTLE wife of J. Rufus Settle; daughter of Daniel and Mary McDougle, died near Danville, Miss., July 5, 1885; born Mar. 26, 1856; married March 26, 1878.

NANNIE BOYD daughter of Leroy and Susan Boyd, born Lamar Co., Ala., Aug. 15, 1866; died in same county, July 9, 1885.

RACHEL BLAND HARDIN wife of Benona Hardin, died May 19, 1885 aged about 98 years.

IDA MARY BACHMAN daughter of Rev. G. W. and E. S. Bachman, born Panola Co., Miss., Jan. 14, 1868; died July 21, 1885.

E. W. LISENBY, nee Moore, born Christian Co., Ky., Aug. 30, 1810; married O. W. Lisenby, Sept. 23, 1841; 2 daus., 2 sons; one son by name, J. W. Lisenby, Ballard Co., Ky.; one daughter, Mrs. Mollie Lawrence lived in east Tenn.; she lived with the other daughter, Mrs. Nannie Elliett, Graves Co., Ky. but died in the residence of her son named above, June 27, 1885; her husband was thrown from a horse and killed April 27, 1875. Baptist.

CELIA JANE BETHAE died Clark Co., Ark., April 7, 1885.

KENNER LEGG son of Gustavus and W. A. Legg, born Oct. 11, 1884; died June 30, 1885; "afflicted from first to last."

FLORENCE E. McKINLEY daughter of J. J. and Elizabeth McKinley, born Sevier Co., Ark., Sept. 18, 1883; died July 3, 1885; "sprightly little child."

ANNIE OLIVE DANIEL daughter of Rev. M. F. and P. F. E. Daniel died Chambers Co., Ala., July 7, 1885.


November 21, 1885

Rev. THOMAS M. PENICK born Jessamine Co., Ky., May 30, 1814; died Carrollton, Ky., Sept. 24, 1885; married (1) Eliza Moore; (2) M. Banes; (3) Mrs. Josephine Thompson; had gone to Texas when a young man but returned to Ky.; Confederate veteran; died July 3, 1883. Retired Methodist preacher.

MARGARET COAKER born Green Co., Miss., June 15, 1829; married M. R. Knobles, Nov. 18, 1846; died July 10, 1885, State Line, Miss.; a wife and mother.

ANNA BALL, nee Dunn, widow of Col. B. B. Ball, born Bullitt Co., Ky., June 17, 1811; died June 28, 1885; moved to Conway Co., Ark.

ADA K. COPPEDGE daughter of S. N. and Lizzie Coppedge, born Haywood Co., Tenn., June 10, 1871; died July 30, 1885.


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NANCY SEVIER IRWIN (1810-1885), page 7:

Mrs. Nancy Sevier Irwin, daughter of John Sevier and Susannah Conway, was born on Chucky River, near Warrensburg, Greene county, East Tennessee, Oct. 30, 1810.
            Her father was a nephew of John Sevier, the first Governor of Tennessee, and gave his life to his country in the War of 1814-15.
            Her paternal grandfather was Valentine Sevier, a colonel in the Revolutionary war. His wife was Naomi Douglass. Her maternal grandfather was Harry Conway; a colonel in the Revolutionary war. His wife was Sarah Hundley, of Virginia.
            She had three brothers and three sisters. Her sister, Mrs. Sallie Smith, and her half- brother William Maloney, died in Greene county, East Tennessee. Her sisters, Mrs. Narcissa Herring and Mrs. Maria Broyles, died in Hardin county, Tenn. Her brother, Henry Sevier, settled in Missouri, and died there a number of years ago. Her brother, Ambrose Hundley Sevier, was for a number of years United States Senator from Arkansas, and was sent to Mexico by President Polk as peace commissioner after the war in 1846.
            Mrs. Irwin professed religion and joined the Methodist Church in East Tennessee when a little girl fourteen years of age, and connected herself with the Methodist Church at the old Turkey Creek Camp-ground in Hardin county, Tennessee, about 1826.
            She married James Irwin, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 18, 1828, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. L. H. Broyles, in Hardinsville, now known as Old Town, then the county seat of Hardin county, Tennessee. They moved from Murfreesboro to McMinnville about 1830, and from McMinnville to Savannah about 1831.
            She lived an honored and consistent member of the Methodist Church to the end of her life, and after an illness of about two and a half days, died at her home in Savannah, Tenn., on Wednesday, October 7, at 3 P. M. 1885, aged 74 years, 11 months and 7 days. She died in the midst of her children and friends, and in the same room in which her husband died twenty-seven years before.
            Her life was a beautiful exemplification of the Christian's faith, full of acts of charity and deeds of benevolence. She was a prominent member in the Church and a modest leader in every good work. She was the oldest member of her Church in Savannah, and always claimed the privilege of preparing the bread- which she had done for fifty years-for celebrating the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. When she was at home no one else thought of doing so.
            Her home was a home for the preachers, and Methodist circuit riders for fifty years have here found a welcome and hospitable entertainment. She had ten children, all of whom, except her youngest, Hundley Sevier, lived to be grown. Her fourth daughter, Juliet, died March 22, 1861, Her remaining children, all living, are Mrs. W. H. Cherry and Mrs. Dr. Harding, Nashville; Mrs. Edgar Cherry, Mrs. D. A. Welch, Miss Sue Irwin, John S. Irwin, and Dr. L. B. Irwin, Savannah, Tenn., and Capt. James W. Irwin, McMinnville.
            Her children loved her with an almost idolatrous devotion. All of them were present at her death except Mrs. Hettie Hardin and Capt. J. W. Irwin. They were telegraphed for but did not arrive in time.
            She talked to her children and friends about dying, called them to her bed and told them to kiss her good-by, and asked them to meet her in heaven. For her absent children, calling them by name, she left the same message, and added: "Tell all my children to meet me in heaven, I want us to form an unbroken circle there." When asked by one of her friends, in reference to the outlook, she replied: "All is bright, there are no clouds." When one of her weeping daughters repeated, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me," she responded "Blessed hope." When almost gone her eldest son said: "Mother, you are nearly gone; tell us now how you feel as you are near the brink." She replied:. "All is well." Thus, in glorious triumph, she swept through the uplifted gates into heaven.
            She was certainly one of the most devoted and most exemplary Christians, and one of the most unselfish and self-sacrificing who ever lived. She was abundantly benevolent and unselfishly generous, and "went about doing good." To her friends her presence was esteemed a benediction. She did not hesitate to sacrifice her comfort for that of others, and was always kind to the poor. Everybody loved her. Her former servants loved and respected her, and a number of them who were present she bade good-by, telling them to meet her in heaven.
            A number of her expressions recently in reference to death indicate that she felt she was nearing life's close. In her exemplary Christian life and her triumphant Christian death she has left to her children and the world a priceless heritage.
            The burial service was conducted by Dr. L. E. Covey, assisted by Mr. Milton Smith, and Mr. J. W. Cherry.
            All the business houses and shops in town were closed, the school suspended, and the largest concourse of people ever seen in this cemetery, followed her to the grave.


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Tribute of Respect for ISAAC ALFONSO BOWERS who had died; by Carroll Street Sunday School, dated August 2, 1885; he had been an active member of this Sunday School.

AGNES AUGUSTA STOTT youngest daughter of LaFayette and Eliza Stott, died July 20, 1885.

G. W. GRESHAM born Pickens Co., Ala., 1848; married (1) Caroline Reynolds; (2) Mattie Harington; 2 children; died May 3, 1885.

SOPHIA P. FINCH, nee Moore, widow of Henry Finch; born Albemarle Co., Va., June 18, 1807; a Cumberland Presbyterian; died east Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1885. Children: Major James R. Finch, Nashville; W. H. Finch, Texas; Mrs. Huggins, Nashville; Mrs. Rayburn, Ky.; Mrs. Timmons, Ala.; 27 living grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

ELIZA JANE CLARK wife of J. M. Clark, died July 7, 1885 aged 49 years, 6 months; wife and mother.

A. W. WINN born Maury Co., Tenn., Feb. 26, 1847; moved to Ellis Co., Tex. about 1868 where he died Aug. 13, 1885; surviving were several children.

SUSAN WILLIAMS daughter of Rev. J. C. Mials born Nov. 22, 1863; married W. H. Williams, Aug. 24, 1882; died in Ark., June 6, 1885; 1 child.

WILLIAM SNODDY born Aug. 10, 1809; married (1) Miss Toile, 1828; (2) Annie Tolle; died Barren Co., Ky., Sept. 22, 1884.

EDMOND WILLIS WILLS born Nottoway Co., Va., July 9, 1805; died four and a half miles west of Brownsville, Tenn., June 5, 1885; married (1) Sallie Mann, 1832; 2 children; (2) Harriet Yancey, 1836; 2 daus., 2 sons; one daughter being Mrs. Watson Fleming.

JOELLA ALICE WOODARD daughter of W. J. and Rachel Woodard born Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Aug. 21, 1858; died in same county, April 26, 1885.

ANNA MINNIE HODGE daughter of Rev. G. H. and Eva Hodge, born Mar. 10, 1884; died July 1, 1885.

SUSIE McCLANAHAN, nee Marshall, born Feb. 3, 1865; died Aug. 8, 1885; wife of J. McClanahan.

NANCY BOLLING died Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 7, 1885 in her 66th year of age; lived in Holly Springs, Miss.

LILIAN JOLLEY daughter of W. J. and Emma Jolley, granddaughter of T. Y. and Sarah Blanks, died July 26, 1885 aged 3 years, 5 months and 6 days old.


November 28, 1885

ANN JUDSON KING born Perry Co., Ala.; married J. L. De Yampert, June 1854; died Ashley Co., Ark., Sept. 19, 1885a very long account dealing chiefly with her benevolence shown towards others.

Rev. HENRY BASCOM COVINGTON born Marlboro Dist., S.C., about 1832; reared among his two sets of grandparents; admitted as Methodist preacher into Memphis Conference in 1855; married Martha Fryar, May 12, 1853; 4 children; died Ralston, Tenn., Oct. 2, 1885.

MARY LEE SHIRLEY born Va., July 31, 1804; died Richmond, Va., June 8, 1885; married to a Russellville, Ky. merchant who died in 1866; a wife and mother.

ELIZABETH CRAWFORD born N.C., Oct. 23, 1802; moved with father, Robert Wilkins and family to Williamson County, Tenn. when she was three years old; married Benoni Crawford, Sept. 12, 1818; moved to Trenton, Tenn. in 1825 where she died July 17, 1885.

SAMUEL GIDEON WILCOX born Sept. 5, 1880; died Aug. 20, 1885; son of R. C. and Lorena Wilcox.

MARY A. SAMONS daughter of Paul H. and Jane Samons, born May 25, 1861; died Feb. 2, 1885.

WILLIAM LUTON "Billie" JOLLEY son of Abraham and Jane Jolley, born Jan. 20, 1851; died April 6, 1885.

CHARLES S. McCAIN son of Frank and Mary McCain, Clay Co., Ala., born Mar. 21, 1873; died July 2, 1885.


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MARY J. McGEHEE, nee McNeil, born Sept. 17, 1820; married Samuel C. McGehee, June 1, 1841; died August 5, 1885, Clay Co., Miss.

Mrs. J. C. BOSTICK died in June 1884.

FOSTER NICHOLSON daughter of Dion and Ann Nicholson born May 17, 1885; died July 3, 1885.

FANNIE BALLARD, nee Nichols, born Wake Co, N.C., 1812; married W. P. Ballard in Gibson Co., Tenn., 1842; died Haywood Co., Tenn., July 15, 1885.

NARCISSA E. BOWDEN daughter of R. S. and Eveline Becoly; born Pope Co., Ark., Jan. 4, 1834; married Rev. J. J. Bowden, Aug. 12, 1852; died Aug. 4, 1885; 1 dau., 6 sons.

MOSES COLLINS DRAKE born Robeson Co., N.C., May 5, 1795; son of Albritton and Ruth (Collins) Drake; died April 14, 1885; married Lurena Wills in 1816; 12 children, 8 surviving him.

SUSAN WHEELER, nee Harper, born Sangamon Co., Ill., Feb. 27, 1858; moved with parents to Jessamine Co., Ky.; married W. Wheeler; died Aug. 17, 1885.

GEORGE TAFFOON born Brunswick Co., Va., June 30, 1816; married Elvira Ellington, Dec. 17, 1869; moved to Tishomingo Co., Miss. in fall of 1869; died May 11, 1884; twin sons, 6 years old.

J. H. SYNGER and wife had died. She was born April 1, 1839; he was born July 20, 1819. She died July 27, 1885; he died June 10, 1885; lived most of their lives in Bolivar Co., Miss.

JOHN E. YOST born Pettis Co., MO, Aug. 8, 1860; died May 14, 1885; married Mary Irvine, Dec. 24, 1884.

DANIEL BOONE PEASTER son of J. B. and Ella Peaster died State Line, Miss., May 28, 1885 aged 1 year, 7 months.

ANNIE KELSEY daughter of Watson and Hardie Kelsey, born May 12, 1883; died near Early Grove, Miss., July 1, 1885.

ISAAC T. MARTIN born Warren Co., Tenn., Nov. 22, 1838; married Mary Hawes; several children; died Nov. 1, 1884.

Mrs. RUDICK born Jefferson Co., Va., Dec. 4, 1814; died Union Co., Ky., July 12, 1885; married Thomas Rudick, April 9, 1840.

MAGGIE BELLE WILLIAMS daughter of William and Ann Williams, died Aug. 14, 1885 aged 7 months, 8 days old.


December 5, 1885

Mrs. VIRGINIA BAKER wife of Rev. W. Baker who was editor of WAY OF HOLINESS, born Botetourt Co., Va., May 1, 1848; died Lookout Mt., Tenn., Oct. 5, 1885; married April 29, 1883; 2 children.

JAMES SYKES born Va., Oct. 10, 1810; married M. W. Lanier, April 8, 1829; moved to Ala. in 1832; moved to Lowndes Co., Miss. in 1844; died Aug. 19, 1885; a prosperous man.

A. R. JACKSON born Dickson Co., Tenn., Aug. 21, 1833; married Martha A. Moss, Jan. 4, 1851; moved from Tenn. to White Co., Ark. in 1870; died Aug. 9, 1885; 4 children.

Rev. ELISHA LUTER born Robertson Co., Tenn., Oct. 21, 1803; married Cynthia Woodward, Jan. 21, 1831; licensed to preach in Methodist Church about 1842; ordained deacon, 1846; father of 13 children, 4 sons, 5 daus. still living; moved to Marshall Co., Ky. in 1858, where he died June 25, 1885.

SUSAN E. CULBREATH daughter of A. and M. Slaughter, born Tipton Co., Tenn., Oct. 6, 1833; married J. J. Culbreath, Jane 22, 1851; died June 28, 1885; 11 children, 3 surviving her.

MARGARET M. OSBORN widow of James Osborn; born N.C.; died Aug. 25, 1885 aged 81 years; large progeny.

SALLIE ELIZABETH PIERCE daughter of William F. and Addie Pierce, died Sandersville, Tenn., August 3, 1885 aged 16 months.


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HUNT M. SMITH son of Hon. W. M. and Julia Smith of Memphis, Tenn., died Fayette Co., Tenn., July 4, 1885 aged 25 years.

DAVID M. KINNARD born Williamson Co., Tenn., May 29, 1826; died Maury Co., Tenn., Aug. 3, 1885; son of Marshall and Adeline Kinnard; married Ophelia E. Polk, Sept. 9, 1847; 10 children, 3 living.

JOHN P. WHITE born Feb. 4, 1811; died near Senatobia, Miss., July 17, 1885; married Virginia Ballthorpe; large family.

Tribute of Respect for LEWIS M. BAKER, born Sept. 30, 1843; died June 28, 1885; by the Sunday School of which he had been a member; undated.

MARY L. McDANIEL widow of Rev. Gideon McDaniel, native of Virginia; a niece of Bishop John Early; died Warren Co., Ky., Aug. 18, 1885 in her 81st year of age.

DUNCAN M. SULLIVAN born Ala., Dec. 15, 1857; died Phillips Co., Ark., Aug. 23, 1885; unmarried man.

NANNIE CASHMAN daughter of Rev. M. F. and Mary Cashman died Kattawa, Ky., Aug. 5, 1885 aged 20 years, 7 days old.

INFANT DAUGHTER of William and Barbara LEMONS died Aug. 14, 1885 aged 1 year, 10 months.

Dr. RICHARD E. SANDERS born June 1858; died June 29, 1885; surviving were his widow and 4 children.

MARY B. NORTON, nee Davis, born Hartford, Ky., June 25, 1850; married Robert Norton, Dec. 14, 1881; 2 children; died recently.

SUSAN M. ARMSTRONG, nee Curthirds, born June 23, 186l; married G. M. Armstrong, 1882; died Aug. 4, 1885, Pittsboro, Miss.

ANNIE ALLINE COPPEDGE daughter of J. Milton and Ida Coppedge, born Haywood Co., Tenn., Aug. 20, 1883; died Aug. 5, 1885.

Mrs. MARY LOU BRENT daughter of Dr. D. D. Sanders, granddaughter of Colonel James E. Sanders; died Frostburg, Maryland, Aug. 8, 1885; had a baby son; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis.

MELINDA WINCHESTER born Mar. 19, 1820; died Aug. 11, 1885; surviving were her widower, Lemuel Winchester and 5 of 10 children.

EFFIE BEASLEY daughter of M. L. and F. M. Beasley, born Lamar Co., Ala., April 27, 1878; died there, June 25, 1883.


December 12, 1885

DANIEL HIVELY, a local Methodist preacher, died Benton Co. Ark. Oct. 13, 1885 aged nearly 90 years old, native of Pa.; had 10 children and a numerous progeny.

Rev. GEORGE W. MERRITT born Botetourt Co., Va., April 17, 1809; died Louisville, Ky., Sept. 25, 1885; a Methodist preacher who filled many charges; married Harriet Anderson, Jan. 6, 1828.

In 1833, having removed to Lexington, he was, by order of the Quarterly Conference of our Church in that city, licensed to preach by Rev. Wm. Gunn. In the spring of 1834 he was sent by Rev. William Adams to Madison Circuit.

At Mount Sterling, in October, 1831, he was received on trial by the Kentucky Annual Conference, and was sent back to the Madison Circuit and from that time, without the loss of a single year, received the following appointments: 1835, Shelby Circuit; '36, Mt. Sterling; '37, Fleming; '38 Danville; '39, Cynthiana; '40, 41, Paris; '42, Carrollton Station; '43-'44, Louisville, at Eighth-street Station; '45, Middletown Circuit; '46, Louisville, at Fourth Street Station; '47, Logan Circuit; '48, Middletown Circuit; '49-'50, Louisville Circuit;. '51, transferred to Kentucky Conference and sent to Maysville Station; '52-'53, Simpsonville Circuit; '54, Taylorsville; '55, Simpsonville; '56, Taylorsville; '57, Presiding Elder of Harrodsburg District; '58-'59, Danville Station; '60, Lexington, Second Charge; '61, Harrodsburg Station; '62, Perryville and White Chapel; '63-'64, Presiding Elder of Shelbyville District: '65-'66, Frankfort Station; '67, Presiding Elder of Harrodsburg District; '68-70, Presiding Elder of Lexington District; '71-'73, Floydsburg Circuit; '74-75, Presiding Elder of Shelbyville District; '76-'78 Presiding Elder of Lexington District. In 1879 he was transferred to the Louisville Conference, and during the years '79-'82, was appointed to the Chestnut-Street Station as a supernumerary.


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LAFAYETTE "Fate" McLANE NICHOLS died Nov. 17, 1885, Giles Co., Tenn.

JOHN RAMSEY DENTY born Ga., Aug. 24, 1807; moved with parents to Madison Co., Ala.; merchant in Athens, Ala.; thrice married; left two children, N. W. Denty and Marie S. Nesbit.

HARRIET MOSS wife of Henry Moss, daughter of B. J. and Leathy Burnett, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., June 18, 1831; died Graves Co., Tenn. [Kentucky?], Aug. 23, 1885.

THOMAS B. HOY son of David and Ann Hoy, born Dinwiddie Co., Va., Aug. 26, 1826; died Mill Brook, Ark., July 31, 1885; married Ann J. Osburn in 1848 and moved to Ark. in 1850.

SARAH E. LIGGETT daughter of William and Sarah (Wallace) McCarrol, born Portsmouth, Ohio, June 1, 18[left blank]; died Louisville, Ky., June 7, 1885; married John T. Liggett in 1881; an advocate of temperance.

RICHARD GWYN son of N. H. and M. M. Gwyn, born Patterson, N.C., May 25, 1881; died Granite, N.C., July 27, 1883.

MARY A. WILLIAMS daughter of R. A. and Hannah Smith, born Mar. 29, 1832; died Feb. 2, 1885; married Rev. J. R. Williams in 1873.

KAVANAUGH ROSCOE DERRICK son of Rev. W. S. and M. E. Derrick, born July 27, 1881; died Indian Territory, Aug. 20, 1885; burial beside his sister, Bessie, who died a year ago.

MINNIE ALEXANDER born Hardin Co., Tenn., 1866; died April 1885.

Mrs. SARAH STOVALL died Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 13, 1885 in her 49th year of age; 3 sons.

CYNTHIA A. McFARLAND daughter of Hiram and Jane Grider, born Oct. 21, 1866, Russell Co., Ky.; and JACOB D. McFARLAND, her child, born Jan. 8, 1885; died July 18, 1885.

FRANCES BROCK wife of T. G. Brock, born Feb. 15, 1829; died Mar. 24, 1885.

GEORGE HERBERT NELL son of Dr. E. M. and Amanda Nell, born Adair Co., Ky., Feb. 6, 1885; died August 23, 1885.

Rev. ABRAM B. DAVIDSON born Pendleton Dist., S.C., Mar. 28, 1813; died Morgan Co., Ala., Mar. 31, 1885; married Lucinda Hardin (died May 1871), Feb. 1836; local Methodist preacher, tribute by a Quarterly Conference; undated.

ALVIN W. MOODY born Wake Co., N.C., Oct. 11, 1818; moved to Gibson Co., Tenn. in 1853; died July 25, 1885.

MARIA S. KENDRICK widow of William Kendrick, died August 27, 1885.

DELPHIA ELIZABETH SIMMONS born Jan. 1, 1842; married W. W. Simmons, November 1865; died Aug. 1, 1885.

JESSE WARMATH, aged 17 years, was buried Sept. 4, 1885 at Antioch in Gibson Co., Tenn. [Burial in Antioch Cemetery, MADISON Co., Tenn.: JESSE W., son of R. H. and A. S. WARMATH, born Aug. 19, 1869; died Sep. 4, 1885. A little time on earth he spent till God for him his angel sent and then he gently closed his eyes to take him to glory in the skies. (He was a son of Robert H. and America Susan (Clement) Warmath.)]


December 19, 1885

MARTHA E. MANN, nee Hightower, born Nottoway Co., Va., May 23, 1803; moved to Caswell Co., N.C. in 1816; married John Mann (aged Aug. 2, 1860), Oct. 1853; died August 28, 1885.

LUCY A. VANCLEAVE daughter of Thomas P. and Fannie Knott, born Marion Co., Ky., July 8, 1835; married J. B. Vancleave, Sept. 14, 1858; died August 31, 1885.

SARAH W. RUSHTON born Maury Co., Tenn., 1826; married Jesse G. Rushton, 1845; 6 children; died May 10, 1885.

CASSIE VAUGHN OWEN daughter of C. Wesley and Willie Owen, born April 15, 1884; died August 14, 1885.

F. C. STEPHENSON born Lawrence Co., Ala., April 1826; married Emily Germany, Dec. 25, 1849; died in the summer of 1885.


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MR. EDITOR: -- On the 30th of this month a death occurred in the country that glorified God and magnified the grace of Jesus Christ. Mrs. Emma Harris Walker, beloved wife of the Rev. J. P. Walker, of the Memphis Conference, and daughter and only child of the Rev. R. S. Harris and wife, was born at Dyersburg, Tenn., Aug. 23, 1855. She was converted to God and joined his Church in 1867, and was married to the bereaved husband Oct. 29, 1873. She died in glorious triumph (or rather was translated to heaven) at their residence in Bartlett, near Memphis, Oct. 30, 1885, and the remains were laid by loving hands to rest in the Asbury Cemetery near Somerville, Fayette county, Tenn., Sunday, Nov. 1, 1885. The writer was well acquainted with Sister Walker, hence knows whereof he speaks. For seven years he has enjoyed very intimate association with the ascended and the bereaved. From first to last she ever impressed us with her sweetness of spirit, intelligence, and deep piety. No itinerant's home is made more pleasant and more congenial than was that of our ascended Sister Walker. I suppose no one ever heard fall from her lips, or discerned in action, one word of murmuring or feeling of hardship, as with her most faithful and dutiful husband she beat the path of itinerant pilgrimage. Bright, cheerful, happy, helpmate indeed, and faithful, loving mother, she has well performed her part and gone to a glorious reward. Thank God for the many happy hours spent in her genial home! She was the granddaughter of the lamented George W. D. Harris, D. D., and an eminently worthy descendant of such a man. When the message came, "Come and bury my beloved wife," we thought how strange the providence of God! But when we met the funeral-train and took the weeping but happy husband in our arms, heart and soul embracing each other there, tears flowed freely down, and. sorrow was keenly felt, but grief, through faith kindled into a blaze of joy, and there was tear drying, soul-pervading peace. It was the sweetest sadness we ever experienced. The large concourse of friends though bereft of a dear one, seemed to acquiesce in the will of God. The grace of God shone that day. We have never seen it more beautifully illustrated than in the cheerful and happy submission of our brother to the stroke that falls so heavily. Sister Walker had for months a premonition of her approaching death, and all that loving hands could do for the surviving she did. The winter clothing for her husband and four little children, and her well-filled pantry to-day, verify the oft-repeated words, " You and the children will need them." She suffered for three weeks, and much, but was doubtless as happy a sufferer as ever died in the western district. Her mind was clear till near death. She most composedly talked to her husband, father, mother, and little children, impressing all with life's lesson and urging them to meet her on high. She shouted, and sung, and talked, smiling upon Death and bidding defiance to his menacing presence, saying, "Sweet sufferings," "There's a light in the valley," "No evil will I fear while my Saviour is so near," and many other things strongly illustrating her faith in Jesus and readiness to depart. She spoke touchingly of meeting her angel baby, sent messages of love to many friends, remembering the writer and his wife, bade good-by to the world, and closed her eyes on earth to wake up in heaven.

Dancyville, Tenn., Nov. 6, 1885.

Accompanying this obituary are two tributes of respect; one by the church membership, noting her death Oct. 31, 1885; the other offered by the Fourth Quarterly Conference, Bartlett Circuit, Memphis Conference, dated, November 7, 1885, commiserating with Pastor Walker on the loss of his wife.


Rev. Junius Pulliam "June" Walker, son of Jacob and Louisa Walker, born Fayette Co., Tenn., Feb. 1, 1849; died Bonham, Texas, Feb. 3, 1894; married, first, Emma Harris; second, Mary Jackson. See, NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, May 31, 1894.

LYDIA ANN JACKSON born June 26, 1851; died Arlington, Ky., Sept. 3, 1885; wife and mother (5 children).

MARTHA TAYLOR JONES born Sept. 9, 1869; died near Milan, Tenn., Aug. 27, 1885; daughter of Rev. John W. and Matilda Jones.

ENNIS EARL AIRHEART son of J. B. and Cora Airheart, Victoria, Texas, born Dec. 26, 1884; died August 26, 1885.

PIETY FRANCES KILLINGWORTH daughter of Freeman and Mary Killingworth, born Wayne Co., N.C., 1814; married Jesse Applewhite in 1843; 2 sons, one killed at battle of Perryville in 1862; other still living. Died July 27, 1885.


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JEFFERSON H. DAVIS son of J. C. and. E. F. Davis, born July 14, 1853; died Prentiss Co., Miss., July 22, 1885.

MOSES HODGES born in 1821; died 4 miles west of Collierville, Tenn., July 8, 1885; twice married.

AMANDA V. TODD daughter of Joshua and Peggy Davis, born Jan. 9, 1830; died July 31, 1885; married Joseph R. Dodd, Nov. 28, 1854; a wife and mother.

CLARA LEE PLUMMER daughter of A. L. and Ada Plummer, Nashville, Tenn., died Wytheville, Va., Sept. 9, 1885 aged 4 years, 6 months.

Dr. JOHN E. D. SCOTT son of Rev. W. D. Scott, born Gibson Co., Tenn., Oct. 15, 1845; died Humboldt, Tenn., July 1885.

MAGGIE ANNA IRENE BATES born Robertson Co., Tenn., Mar. 6, 1882; died July 26, 1885.

NATHANIEL HOBBS born N.C., July 17, 1827; moved with parents to Lincoln Co., Tenn. when he was five years old; died July 21, 1885; a husband and father.

HENRY ANN DEWITT second daughter of John and Catharine Markham, born Bedford Co., Va., Mar. 22, 1809; died Hart Co., Ky., May 5, 1885; married Nelson C. DeWitt, Sept. 7, 1828; 10 children, 8 surviving her, including Sallie N. Bryant.

FRANK B. SMITH died near Waxahachie, Texas, August 11, 1885.


December 26, 1885

LAURA A. DOBBS wife of Rev. S. L. Dobbs, North Alabama Methodist Conference, died in Insane Asylum/Hospital, Sept. 5, 1885 in her 37th year of age; 4 children; with lack of emotional control she was confined in the hospital as of July 11, 1885.

ANN E. LYLE daughter of Robert and Catharine Cravens, born Roane Co., Tenn., Nov. 7, 1834; married George W. Lyle, Nov. 2, 1854; died Lookout Mt., Tenn., August 25, 1885.


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