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


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January 1, 1887

General JOHN A. LOGAN born Jackson County, Illinois, February 9, 1826; died Washington, D.C. December 26, 1886; lawyer; veteran of the Mexican War; served in Congress; member of the United States Senate.

LOGAN, John Alexander, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Murphysboro, Jackson County, Ill., on February 9, 1826; attended the common schools and was graduated from the University of Louisville; served in the war with Mexico; second lieutenant in the First Illinois Infantry May, 10, 1847; honorably mustered out October 16, 1848; returned to Illinois; clerk of the Jackson County Court in 1849; studied law and was graduated from the law department of the University of Louisville in 1851; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and practiced; member of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1852, 1853, 1856, and 1857; prosecuting attorney for the third judicial district of Illinois 1853-1857; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Buchanan and Breckinridge in 1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty- seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1859, until April 2, 1862, when he resigned and entered the Union Army; during the Civil War was commissioned colonel of the Thirty- first Illinois Infantry September 18, 1861; brigadier general of Volunteers March 21, 1862; major general of Volunteers November 29, 1862, and served until August 17, 1865; appointed Minister to Mexico in 1865, but declined; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1867, until his resignation on March 3, 1871, at the end of the Forty-first Congress, having been elected Senator; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1868 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Andrew Johnson, President of the United States; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1871, to March 3, 1877; resumed the practice of law in Chicago; again elected to the United States Senate in 1879; reelected, and served from March 4, 1879, until his death; was the Republican nominee for Vice President on the ticket with James G. Blaine in 1884; died in Washington, D.C., December 26 1886; interment in a tomb in the National Cemetery, Soldiers', Home, Washington, D.C.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1971, Washington, D.C., 1971, page 1302

EMILY A. ROBISON wife of Col. Joel W. Robison, born Christian Co., Ky., June 25, 1821 and moved with father, Samuel Alexander and family to Texas in 1832, to the Rock House settlement, five years before Fayette Co. was organized which included this settlement. Colonel Robison was active in the struggle for Texas independence; his wife's only brother, Jerome Alexander, fell fighting under command of Dawson near San Antonio in 1842. The Robisons had 3 sons, 4 daughters She died near Warrenton, Texas, Nov. 19, 1886 and was buried in the "old Florida Chapel" cemetery.

SOLOMON B. GARDNER born Marion Co., Ky., Oct. 23, 1815; married Nancy Smith, Mar. 23, 1836; died Loretto, Nov. 8, 1886.

GEORGE MORTIMER, 4 year old son of James M. and Sallie BOWLING died of croup Clarksville, Tenn., Dec. 6, 1886.

ELIZABETH D. MOORE wife of Merrit Moore born in Tenn., June 3, 1810; moved to Burtow, Fla., October 1885 and died there Sept. 17, 1886. Her husband, MERRIT MOORE born May 18, 1800, Sumter District, South Carolina, moved to Miss. about 1836; to Bartow, Fla., Oct. 1885 and died there Sept. 8, 1886; 1 daughter.

SUSIE BELLE MOORE died of diphtheria, Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 14, 1887 aged 8 years; her sister, Etna, mentioned by name.

MARY BROWN REEVES daughter of A. J. and Loidusca Brown, niece of the late Dr. Ignatius A. Few, former president of Oxford (Ga.) College; died San Saba Co., Texas, Dec. 6, 1886 in the 54th year of her age.

Miss RABY WILSON born Oct. 1858; died October 29, 1886.

NELLIE DALE daughter of A. C. and Mary Dale born Nov. 5, 1885; died Nov. 14, 1886.

GEORGE B. McCLELLAN only son of Daniel G. and Susan McClellan born June 15, 1862; died Oct. 7, 1886; joined Methodist Church in 1876; graduate, law dept., Vanderbilt University, 1884; married Lizzie Spurrier, June 15, 1885; 1 child; editor of the Elkton PROGRESS the last 15 months of his life; a "very busy bright and hopeful life."

Mrs. SARAH ELIZABETH CANNON born Scott Co., Y., May 9, 1826; died Cynthiana, Ky., June 10, 1886.

Mrs. MARY T. WEST born June 18, 1808; died August 15, 1886.

W. J. WRIGHT born Warren Co., Ky., Mar. 11, 1812; moved to Graves Co., Ky. where he died July 13, 1886.


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CYNTHIA A. SHELTON wife of Miles M. Shelton, daughter of Russell and Elizabeth Whiteside; born Todd Co., Ky., Feb. 8, 1851; died Nov. 22, 1886.

Mrs. NANNIE THOM wife of James Thom; daughter of Gen. H. S. Emerson; married April 1872; died Manchester, Tenn., Dec. 6, 1886 in her 45th year of age.

KENDALL ADAIR son of Rev. H. R. Tucker, just past his 5th birthday was buried Oct. 15, 1886.

RHODA OSELLA COLEMAN daughter of Ed. and Mary Coleman, born Aug. 18, 1856; married Alexander Coleman, Nov. 17, 1874; died Nov. 17, 1886.


January 8, 1887

MARY JANE PICKETT TURNER born in N.C., June 3, 1845; married Rev. W. A. Turner, Tenn. Methodist Conference, Oct. 16, 1865; 11 children. The writer got so wound up in his eulogy he failed to give this estimable lady's death date!

Tribute of Respect for NANNIE McMILLIN FRATER who died Dec. 4, 1886, 5 weeks after her marriage to J. J. Frater; by the Centenary Methodist Sunday School, Chattanooga, Tenn.; dated Dec. 12, 1886.

JANE BRANSON born Logan Co. Ky., April 4, 1820; died Russellville, Ky., Jan. 25, 1886 in residence of her only child, Mrs. Clark Bibb; daughter of Clark and Mary Hardison.

MARY daughter of W. S. and J. A. Whitemer born Tippath Co., Miss., Dec. 31, 1874; died Nov. 14, 1886.

MOLLIE F. SCARBOROUGH daughter of Dr. J. H. and M. E. Scarborough, born July 2, 1862; died Dover, Tenn., Nov. 11, 1886; married A. R. Scarborough, August 1879.

NANCY BRYANT daughter of Joseph and Nancy Linder, born Jan. 25, 1818; married Thomas Bryant, about 1834; moved to Jackson Town, Tenn. in 1842; her husband died about 3 years before she died; she died Nov. 29, 1886.

FRANK M. ALLEN died Gibson Co., Tenn., September 1886; born Williamson Co., Tenn.; orphaned and reared by his grandmother who moved to Gibson Co when he was a "little boy."

ELIZABETH SLAGLE wife of R. E. Slagle died Upshur Co., Texas, Dec. 15, 1886 aged 62 years.

JAMES S. WYNN born Attala Co., Miss., April 19, 1857; died Brown Co., Texas, July 10, 1886.

LENA BELL BROOKS daughter of J. W. and Nannie Bonds, born Fayette Co., Tenn.; reared in Lonoke Co., Ark. and died in Collinsville, Texas, Dec. 12, 1886.

JAMES T. YATES died Dec. 12, 1886, as noted by a sibling, C. H. Yates of Water Valley, Miss.

JO. C. HOLLIS son of J. M. D. and Elizabeth Hollis, born Cannon Co., Tenn., Sept. 5, 1851; died McLennan Co., Texas, Dec. 14, 1886.

ELIZABETH W. WILLIAMSON born Southampton Co., Va., April l7, 1827; died DeSoto Co., Miss., Nov. 28, 1886.

LEONA daughter of James and Annie KIMBELL born June 14, 1884; died Nov. 26, 1886.

FREDDIE C. SPREWELL son of T. F. and Jennie Sprewell born Aug. 17, 1882; died Oct. 2, 1886.

STELLA REID BOURLAND daughter of C. A. and Dora Bourland born Sept. 20, 1885; died Oct. 4, 1886.

Miss SALLIE LESTER died in residence of her mother, Mrs. R. L. Lester, Nov. 18, 1886.


January 15, 1887

Miss ADA HUGHES died Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 17, 1886. [A personal tribute to her memory published in Feb. 12 issue; mention that she died in residence of her sister, Mrs. Silas Hine]


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Captain W. H. CHAPPELL died near Thompson's Station, Tenn., Sept. 26, 1886; born Baltimore, Maryland, June 30, 1828; moved to Beres, Ohio when you and attended Baldwin University; a printer; moved to Mobile, Ala.; served in the Army of Northern Va., C. S. A. but in 1864 transferred to Hood's army and was "desperately wounded" in the battle at Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 16, necessitating the amputation of his left leg above the knee; after the war was employed as typographer in the Methodist Publishing House in Nashville; member of McKendree Methodist Church; married Martha Moss in 1874; burial in Moss cemetery at Thompson's Station.

ROBERT CRAVENS born Rockingham Co., Va., May 5, 1805; died on Lookout Mt., Tenn., near Chattanooga, Dec. 8, 1886; his family moved from Va. to Greene Co., Tenn., then to Selma, Ala.; had an iron business in Rhea Co., Tenn.; married (1) Catherine Roddy (died Sept. 28, 1845); (2) Caroline Cunnyngham, Dec. 1846. In 1839 established the Old Eagle Furnace; in 1850 moved to Chattanooga and organized the East Tenn. Iron Mfg. Co.; the Civil War battle "above the clouds" was fought in what was later in yard and orchard.

Major WILLIAM BARNETT born Louisa Co., Va., Jan. 25, 1793; his wife, LUCY, born Danville, Va., Oct. 15, 1794; married in May 1816. He was a veteran of the War of 1812 for which he drew a federal pension; moved to Rockingham Co., N.C. and then to Russell Co., Ala. in 1837 where he was a cotton planter; served in the state legislature; sold out and moved to Newton Co., Miss. in 1860; the war "stripped him." She died Oct. 29, 1886 and he died Oct. 31, 1886 in Newton Co., Miss.

ROBERT W. WELCH born Madison Co., Tenn., 1825; moved to Henry Co., Tenn. at the age of 12 years and later to Weakley Co., Tenn.; about 20 years ago moved to Paris, Tenn. where he died December 6, 1886.

SALLIE McCAMPBELL daughter of James Parks, born Warren Co., Tenn., Feb. 26, 1842; married Oct. 15, 1868; moved to Texas in 1873; died Oct. 3, 1886.

Major ALEXANDER B. STEVENS born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Oct. 1802; moved with parents to Ga.; married and moved to Noxubee Co., Miss. in 1834 where he died Dec. 17, 1886.

Dr. ABNER LEWIS LOGAN born Madison Co., Ala., Sept. 1, 1821; married Nancy Campbell, Dec. 11, 1850 and died Dec. 8, 1886.

LILLIAN ROSELL wife of T. D. Thurman, Germantown, Tenn., died near Austin, Miss., Dec. 16, 1886 in residence of her brother, T. N. Rhodes, in her 26th year of age; married Jan. 28, 1879.

Miss IRENE JONES born Madison Co., Ala., Oct. 1865; died Dec. 23, 1886 in residence of son-in-law, Rev. R. T. Blackwell in the same county.

A. W. PARKER born Giles Co., Tenn., Aug. 27, 1810; died Nov. 27, 1886; a tribute by the Salem Church and Conference of which he had been a useful member.

MALINDA POWER born Hall Co., Ga., Dec. 31, 1825; died Madison Co., Ala., Dec. 6, 1886.

MARVIN son of B. Frank BUICE and wife, died Cerulean Springs, Ky., Aug. 10, 1886 scarcely 15 months of age.

LOUISA ARMISTEAD born Oct. 2, 1848, Smith Co., Tenn.; married Jesse Armistead, Nov. 11, 1866; died Dec. 22, 1886.

MARTHA F. ADAMS wife of C. F. Adams daughter of Rev. S. F. Brandon, born May 10, 1837; died Oct. 23, 1886.

SUSIE BUCHANAN daughter of W. B. and W. W. Matthews died 2 miles east of Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1886 aged 1 year, 5 months.

JOHN ALBERT WASHINGTON son of G. W. and Mary Webster born Dec. 21, 1882; died Oct. 31, 1886.

BETTIE daughter of J. W. and M. E. JAMIESON died Union Co., Miss., Dec. 24, 1886 aged 18 months.


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January 22, 1887

PARK STREET born Lunenburg Co., Va., August 3, 1807; married Mary Jane Smith, 1828; moved to Bedford Co., Tenn., then to Maury Co., Tenn., then to Williamson Co., Tenn. in 1850 where he died Dec. 9, 1886; married thrice, the last time to Tennie Barner; 4 children survived him; he was a justice of the peace for about forty years.

NANCY WICHE TUCKER, nee Turney, wife of Capt. C. G. Tucker, died October 6, 1886.

VIRGINIA A. D. RAMSEY wife of W. A. Ramsey, daughter of Judge John C. Sneed died Augusta, Ga., Sept. 11, 1886 in her 59th year of age.

CHARLES LYNN died Hickory Withe, Tenn., Oct. 8, 1886; served in the Tennessee legislature; born near Jackson, Tenn. but reared in Tipton Co., Tenn. where he joined the Presbyterian Church. [BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, edited by R. M. McBride, volume 2, 1979, page 548, notes that Lynn was born January 1, 1822 and served in the House, 1871-1873.]

SALLIE JONES born Weakley Co., Tenn., July 27, 1839; married Feb. 14, 1876; died Cass Co., Texas, Dec. 12, 1886.

DAVID HERFF CAMERON born Sept. 17, 1880; died Dec. 9, 1886.

WILLIE T. HUGHES son of Matt R. and Susie Hughes born Oct. 6, 1875; died Aug. 16, 1886.

LUTITIA C. TRENT wife of Rev. Josiah Trent, dec., born Oct. 27, 1848 near Farmington, Ark.; died Jan. 1, 1887.

JOHN GINGRY born Dec. 20, 1801; died Dec. 5, 1886. His sister, "Aunt Dilla" survived him.

LEMIRA STANFILL, nee Kennedy, born Maury Co., Tenn., Oct. 16, 1797; married Jonathan J. Stanfill, Oct. 8, 1812; died Maury Co., Tenn., Dec. 30, 1886 in residence of her grandson, A. F. Sowell.

CHANITA A. LACY daughter of Milton and Elizabeth Draper born Caldwell Co., Ky., Oct. 14, 1867; married Very Lacy, Dec. 24, 1885; died Dec. 4, 1886.

ACHILLES DAVID HARANAY died near Rogersville, Ala., Dec. 13, 1886 aged 16 years.

SUSANNAH JOHNSTON wife of J. H. Johnston born Shelby Co., Tenn., 1846; died Fayette Co., Tenn., Dec. 7, 1886.

ANNIE B. FRASER wife or C. B. Fraser, daughter of Edward and Jane Brame, born Christian Co., Ky., Oct. 12, 1860; married March 28, 1880; died LaFayette, Ky., Oct. 7, 1886.

Tribute of Respect for A. L. LOGAN who died Dec. 8, 1886; by YMCA, Lebanon, Ala; undated.

J. N. MATTHEWS wife of Dr. W. F. Matthews, daughter of W. F. and Jane Carter, born Williamson Co., Tenn.; died Oct. 4, 1886; married Oct. 26, 1880.

MAURICE son of Wesley and Lizzie PITCOCK born Oct. 9, 1885; died Oct. 10, 1885.

DORA RANKIN died Dec. 10, 1886 at Trinity House, Shanghai, China; a Methodist missionary. [a further tribute to her published in the January 29 issue]

MATTIE B. MORTON wife of Thomas B. Morton, died Dec. 31, 1886; daughter of H. G. Petrie, Elkton, Ky.

Hon. JAMES JACKSON, Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, died Jan. 13, 1887; born in Athens, Ga. 74 years ago; had a distinguished public career.


January 29, 1887

Prof. JAMES WILLIAM DODD, LLD; a tediously long panegyric devoid of any meaningful biographical details written by a pompous ass trying to show his erudition. One gathers this man died fairly recently.

Judge J. B. BARBOUR born Springfield, Ky., Dec. 27, 1810; died suddenly, Dec. 30, 1886; married Martha Bosley, April 1835; 12 children.


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ANNIE HAMPTON, nee Enochs, married George Hampton (died Oct. 2, 1880), Ec. 24, 1875; died Coffee Co., Tenn., Nov. 6, 1886.

MARY E. DUNAVANT wife of Alonzo Dunavant, oldest daughter of Zachariah and Minerva Mitchell, born middle Tenn., Jan. 2, 1882; died Jan. 1, 1887.

REBECCA P. LANDER born Breckenridge Co., Ky., 1805; died Nov. 17, 1886; married Charles V. Lander about 62 years ago; 4 children.

HENRY P. MAY born Franklin Co., N.C., Mar. 24, 1843; married Elizabeth Walton, Sept. 29, 1869, Randolph Co., N.C.; moved to Washington Co., Ark. two years later where he died Dec. 24, 1886 from injuries sustained from a falling tree.

SAMUEL F. COLE born Feb. 3, 1852; died Gibson Co., Tenn., Oct. 19, 1886.

W. J. PARCHMAN born Robertson Co., Tenn., Oct. 30, 1814; at age 22 years he married and with his father, Jesse Parchman and family, moved near to Marshall, Texas in 1841; died Dec. 30, 1886.

NANNIE WARREN, nee Bostick, born Sept. 1, 1863; died Triune, Tenn., Nov. 4, 1886; married Nathaniel Warren, Sept. 23, 1886.

LORENA LEFTWICH daughter of John Lusk, married Capt. Jefferson Leftwich in 1858; died Dec. 22, 1886 aged about 60 years.

NANCY ASHBY born Hopkins Co., Ky., Dec. 18, 1848; married Charles Ashby, Dec. 18, 1867; died Jan. 3, 1887.

JOHN HOLLAND died Cocke Co., Tenn., Sept. 2, 1886 aged 50 years, 4 months and 5 days old; married Sallie Easterly, Mar. 6, 1870; 4 sons.

JOSEPH E. CRITCHLOW born Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 11, 1813; died Oct. 6, 1886.

FONG YU HING died Denver, Col., Jan. 5, 1887; he had a wife and aged mother living in China.

SALLIE PROCTOR born N.C., Aug. 1800; died Wilson Co., Tenn., Nov. 28, 1886; came to Tenn. in 1812.

PAUL son of Rev. J. A. and M. D. McFERRIN born Dec. 26, 1886; died Jan. 1, 1887.


February 5, 1887

Rev. JORDAN MOORE died January 2, 1887, Tennessee Methodist Conference

Father expressed a desire that you should write his obituary for the ADVOCATE. I give you the following information which I get from papers I find in his private drawer at home. He was born in Montgomery County, Tenn., Dec. 28, 1811; professed religion and joined the Methodist Church, April, 1830; was licensed to exhort April 23, 1832; was licensed to preach Sept. 7, 1833; was received into the Tennessee Conference in the fall of 1834; was ordained deacon by Bishop Morris, Oct. 9, 1836; was ordained elder by Bishop Andrew, Oct. 13, 1839. He was married to Sarah D. Viser, of Tusumbia, Ala., Jan. 17, 1839. He died at his home at Hustburgh, Tenn., Jan. 2, 1887, aged seventy-five years and five days. For more than fifty years he has been a member of the Tennessee Conference, preaching the gospel in its purity and doing good. The world has been made better by his having lived in it. Ten children were born to him - two sons and eight daughters - all living. Mother and father are the first to go; they lived to see all their children converted to God, and all members of the Methodist Church. Thus at the end of a long and useful life our parents lay their armor by and go home to rest.

Pray for his children, dear Doctor, that they may all hold out faithful, and finally be gathered home in heaven.

Your loving friend,
John D. Moore


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Dr. FESTUS W. SPILLMAN born Allen Co., Ky., Feb. 21, 1852; son of T. B. and Ellen Spillman; graduate, medical dept., Vanderbilt University, 1880; married Laura Martin, Scottsville, Ky.; 2 children; moved to Dallas, Texas in 1884; died August 28, 1886.

MOLLIE B. BLYTHE MURREY born Aug. 3, 1860; married Rev. Thomas P. Murrey, Oct. 2, 1884; died Lewisville, Texas, Oct. 18, 1886.

HENRY KELLY born 1796; veteran of War of 1812; died Jan. 2, 1887.

HENRIETTA CORNELIA MEEK daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hines, born Greene Co., Ga., Feb. 1, 1847; moved with widowed mother to Attala Co., Miss. in Dec. 1852; married Hiram Meek, 1866; died Montgomery Co., Miss., Dec. 16, 1886.

T. W. ROYSTER born Henderson Co., Ky., Feb. 1, 1848; died Jan. 4, 1887; married Lucy A. Lisles, Oct. 9, 1867; died Jan. 4, 1887; active Methodist layman.

JENNIE L. LOGSDON daughter of John John C. and Elvira Babage; born Oct. 25, 1864, Breckenridge Co., Ky.; died Rockport, Indiana, Nov. 25, 1886; married Feb. 17, 1886.

EDNA P. LEWIS daughter of J. W. Hancock, born Oct. 13, 1858; died Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 28, 1886; married Robert J. Lewis, Jan. 3, 1877.

Mrs. SARAH VOSS born in Tenn., Sept. 1802; died Oct. 27, 1886.

FLORENCE NOTIE PARHAM daughter of W. N. and T. V. Parham, died near Smithville, Miss., Dec. 22, 1886 aged 11 months, 22 days.

MARY L. BISHOP born Halifax Co., N.C., 1812; married thrice; no children but reared 6 children of Ezekiel Humphrey, her second husband; moved to Hardeman Co., Tenn. in 1837; died Sept. 24, 1886.

MARTHA P. BRANNON wife of Noah Brannon, died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Dec. 2, 1886 in 38th year.

E. R. HORNBEAK born May 19, 1810; married Pleasant M. Hornbeak, Dec. 31, 1828; died Jan. 7, 1887 in residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sallie Gray in Gray's Bend.

HERSCHEL McCORMICK son of J. D. and Lizzie McCormick died near Danville, Ky., Dec. 9, 1886 in his 9th year of age.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. J. R. KENNEDY who died recently; by Tuscaloosa, Ala. Auxiliary to Woman's Missionary Society; undated.

ROSS CAMP son of Taylor and Fannie Camp, died Allenville, Ky., Nov. 8, 1886, almost ten years old; croup.

NANCY BURBON RUSSELL ESTES born Sept. 9, 1825; died near Columbia, Tenn., Oct. 30, 1886; married Daniel J. Estes, Jan. 18, 1843.

Miss NEWT TANKERSLEY daughter of Dr. O. D. and S. E. Tankersley; born Johnson Co., Ark.; died Clarksville, Sept. 9, 1886 in her 19th year of age.

NORA CLEGGET HUNTER born Oct. 15, 1867; died Aug. 15, 1886.

CHARITY FLORENCE RUSSELL daughter of L. M. and S. E. Russell, born Jackson Co., Ind., April 2, 1884; died Albany, Ky., Nov. 6, 1886.

VINNY WOFFORD born Aug. 16, 1816; married J. D. Phillips in 1835 and he died in August 1853; married James Wofford who died in 1873; she died Dec. 13, 1886.


February 12, 1887

Rev. ASHLEY B. ROZELL born N.C., June 11, 1802; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 24, 1886; began Methodist ministry in 1822, Tenn. Methodist Conference; quit itinerant ministry and settled on a farm in 1833; prospered. His father, Solomon Rozell, was an early west Tenn. settler.

FLORA A. K. LOOSER, nee Bibby, born Dec. 22, 1841; married J. F. Looser; died Oct. 17. 1886.


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THOMAS JAY MAY son of Rev. Samuel and Mary May, born Pike Co., Ky., April 19, 1855; married Jennie Booten, 1878; died Prestonburg, Ky., Oct. 26, 1886; a freemason.

JULIA D. McDONALD, nee Davis, born near Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 8, 1827; graduate, Nashville Female Academy, 1843; married J. G. McDonald, Feb. 13, 1851; moved to Texas in spring of 1851; died Anderson, Texas, Oct. 29, 1886.

BYRON R. FREEMAN born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Dec. 22, 1818; died Milan, Tenn., Oct. 8, 1886; married McCurdy, Oct. 10, 1850; moved to Haywood Co., Tenn. when a boy.

STANTON R. WHITE born in 1849; died Dec. 17, 1886; married Mattie Baley, 1874.

ELIZABETH THARP LONG widow of Willis Long, Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., died Dec. 12, 1886 in her 54th year of age.

NATHANIEL LAW born Feb. 4, 1797; died Trousdale Co., Tenn., Jan. 4, 1887 in residence of grandson, S. S. Davis; he lived to see great-great grandchildren.

Rev. GEORGE SIMS died San Jose, California, January 26, 1887.

JAMES HENRY THURSTON son of Hon. William H. and E. E. Thurston born Tallapoosa Co., Ala., Sept. 1, 1849; moved with family to Talladega, Ala. in 1856; married Alice Donohoo, Nov. 10, 1874; died of typhoid fever at Talladega, December 24, 1886.

XENOPHON E. WIGLESWORTH died near Rossville, Tenn., Jan. 1, 1887 aged 22 years, 11 months and 27 days old; married Mattie Farley, June 8, 1886.

BESSIE WRAY daughter of William F. and E. O. PENNER born Warren Co., Ky., June 4, 1881; died of diphtheria, Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 17, 1886.

ARTHUR THOMAS YATES son of Houston A. and Emma Yates born Jan. 17, 1882; died of diphtheria, Nov. 21, 1886.

RACHEL SHANKLE born Nov. 16, 1858; died recently.

JOHN GUTHRIE born April 8, 1861; died Dec. 7, 1886; surviving were widow and 2 children, the oldest being a mute.

MARY ELIZABETH BLANE, nee Smith, born Wilson Co., Tenn., Oct. 6, 1833; moved with father, P. D. Smith and family to Trigg Co., Ky.; married W. G. Blane, Jan. 16, 1856; died Dec. 30, 1886.

SUSAN ELENORA RENSHAW wife of Rev. J. S. Renshaw, Memphis Tenn. Conference, daughter of Joseph and Ann Smith, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 25, 1852; married Oct. 12, 1871; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Dec. 15, 1886.

ABIGAIL MASON wife of Rev. F. M. Mason, Arlington, Ky., born May 15, 1815; died Dec. 9, 1886.

MARY ELLEN GREEN daughter of George and Lucy Green, born Dec. 17, 1884; died July 23, 1886. Her sister, LAURA FRANCES GREEN, born Nov. 17, 1881; died August 2, 1886.


February 19, 1887

GEORGE W. HOBBS born Nelson Co., Ky., Oct. 31, 1801; married Ellen Davis, April 7, 1825; died Bardstown, Ky., Dec. 12, 1886; when 12 years old moved with family to Grayson Co., Ky. where he remained until death of his mother when he returned to Nelson County. The man who wrote the obituary, J. W. Hughes, appended to it the statement that his own daughter, CLORA WESLEY HUGHES, aged 4 years, 4 months old, had died while he was writing this obituary.

MARY A. POPE daughter of William M. and E. Pope, born April 24, 1839; married Jester Hedge, Dec. 25, 1856 and died Mar. 21, 1886. Mobile, Alabama.

Tribute of Respect for JAMES D. MOORE, born in Va.; married Sallie Jackson; 5 children; died Nov. 13, 1886.

WILSON S. MILLER, born in Warren Co., Tenn.; married Tabitha Phillips, Nov. 20, 1859; died Nov. 16, 1886. By 4th Quarterly Conf., Greenleaf Church, Cockrum Ct., Sardis Dist., No. Miss. Methodist Conf., dated Nov. 27, 1886.


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MARTHA CUNNINGHAM, nee Eichelberger, wife of George Cunningham, born Oct. 1, 1854; died near Oxford Church, Dec. 19, 1886.

JOANNA ROSAMOND MILNER KENNEDY born Moore Co., N.C., June 22, 1828 and moved soon to near Holly Springs, Miss.; married Rev. Isaac Milner in her 18th year of age; he had just come from Leeds, England; he died June 16, 1872; she married John L. Kennedy, Nov. 1874; died Nov. 16, 1886. Her grandchildren named were Cooper, Rosie and Willie Milner.

CLARA WESLEY HUGHES daughter of Rev. J. W. and Mary Hughes, died Jan. 7, 1887 aged 4 years, 4 months and 2 days old.

FREDRIC CHRISTLY born Feb. 5, 1821; died Nov. 1, 1885.

GEORGE H. VAUGHAN son of John A. and Matilda Vaughan, died Dec. 14, 1886; grandson of B. Vaughan, merchant in Gallatin, Tenn.; of his family only a sister survived him.

JOHN GRIFFITH born Nov. 23, 1834, Paulding Co., Ga.; moved to Miss. in 1858; married Mary J. Wood; died January 8, 1887.

JOHN D. WARREN born N.C., July 6, 1794; died Oct. 16, 1885.

JAMES PAINE second son of the late Bishop Robert Paine, born Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 27, 1829; died Social Circle, Ga., Jan. 4, 1886 [1887?]; his mother was a daughter of John E. Becks, lawyer; his wife was a daughter of General James and Charlotte Robertson [Beck's wife]; he married Fanny Graves and subsequently lived in Miss. and Ga. where he died. [CHILDREN OF NASHVILLE, by Sarah Foster Kelley, 1973, pages 216, 224 records that John Everett Beck Jr. [Beck, not Becks] married Lavinia, youngest daughter of James and Charlotte Robertson; their daughter, Susannah Charlotte Beck (1809-1836) married Robert Paine, November 5, 1824; parents of James Gardner Paine (1829-1887) who married Fanny Graves and had seven children.]

Colonel WALLACE WAIR born Dec. 27, 1818; died Redfield, Ark., Oct. 1886. His brother, WILLIAM KING WAIR, born Jan. 25, 1806; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Feb. 5, 1887. Their sister, Mrs. M. A. Moorman, survived them.

LEIGHMAN C. REYNOLDS born Obion Co., Tenn., Sept. 2, 1868; moved with his parents, A. J. and Nancy Reynolds to Webster Co., Ky. when he was three years old; he moved to Welaka, Fla. where he died Dec. 1, 1886.

SHIRLEY STINSON SLEDGE son of James A. and Cynthia Elizabeth Sledge born Troup Co., Ga. April 11, 1850; died Union Co., Ark., January 15, 1887.


February 26, 1887

ALBERT GALLATIN GOODLOE son of David S. and Mary Hill Goodloe born N.C., April 13, 1812; died near Barton, Ala., Jan. 1, 1887 in residence of his daughter, Mrs. H. C. Barton; married Susan Mattison, April 23, 1833; moved to Texas in 1855; his wife died Nov. 6, 1886.

AMERICA W. GRAVES wife of Rev. R. E. Graves born Lexington, Ky., Dec. 18, 1803; married Mar. 22, 1837; died Jan. 11, 1887.

Rev. THOMAS CLARK STRINGFIELD son of Alford M. and Amelia Stringfield born McLean Co., Ill., Jan. 9, 1834; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1855 and joined the Ill. Methodist Conference; ordained deacon 1860; ordained elder in 1869; died Dec. 2l, 1886.

ELIZABETH H. CULBRETH born Halifax Co., Va., Dec. 15, 1806; married W. E. Culbreth, Jan. 20, 1830; moved to middle Tenn., then to Tipton Co., Tenn. where he died at age 76 years and she died Dec. 24, 1886 in residence of her son, Jackson Culbreth.

Rev. BENJAMIN M. WILLIAMS born Raleigh, N.C., 1820; entered N.C. Methodist Conference in 1840; ordained deacon in 1842; ordained elder in 1844; eventually retired and moved to Texas in 1859; died Grayson Co., Texas, November 27, 1886.

ALFRED PORTER YANCY born Sept. 13, 1837; died Dec. 24, 1886; married Emma J. Ragan, Aug. 15, 1859.


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Major ROBERT A. HATCHER born Buckingham Co, Va.; moved from Va. to Ky. in 1848; died Charleston, Missouri, Dec. 3, 1886 aged 67 years; served in legislature of Kentucky and in the U.S. Congress.

BIOGRAPHIGAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774 -1971, Washington, 1971, page 1086:

HATCHER, Robert Anthony, a Representative from Missouri; born in Buckingham County, Va., February 24, 1819; attended private schools in Lynchburg, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Kentucky and commenced practice at New Madrid, Mo., in 1847; circuit attorney for several years; member of the State house of representatives 1850 and 1851; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army and attained the rank of major; delegate to the State convention in 1862: member of the Confederate Congress 1864 and 1865; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); resumed the practice of law; died in Charleston, Mo., December 4, 1886; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

HENRY P. MEGGINSON born Montgomery Co., N.C., April 2, 1828; died Marshall Co., Miss., Nov. 20, 1886; surviving were his widow, three sons, one daughter.

MARY E. M. COWLEY, nee Graham, born Morgan Co., Ala., Mar. 29, 1832; married J. L. Cowley, July 1 1851; died Boonsboro, Ark., January 6, 1887.

ELLEN HOPKINS daughter of John and Nancy Handley born Davidson Co., Tenn., Feb. 21, 1814; moved with parents to Graves Co., Ky. in 1824; married Robert Hopkins in 1832; died Nov. 16, 1886; 6 sons.

J. P. LEEK born near Oxford, Ga., January 1846; moved to Sebastian Co., Ark. in 1876; married Matilda Burton; died Dec. 27, 1886.

HOMER CLIFTON EDGAR son of J. A. and Mary Edgar, born Aug. 12, 1885; died Sept. 12, 1885. Another son, JAMES LESLIE EDGAR, born Oct. 4, 1886; died November 10, 1886.

THOMAS B. REECE, JR. son of T. B. and Mary Reece, born June 26, 1886; died recently.


March 5, 1887

LULA WYNN daughter of J. G. McLin and wife; wife of J. H. Wynn, Atlanta, Ga., born Sept. 18, 1859; married Dec. 9, 1885; died Nov. 22, 1886.

THOMAS A. NELSON born Nashville, Tenn., 1819; died Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 11, 1887; reared in Athens, Ala.; moved to Memphis in 1856; cotton/commission merchant.

ANNIE LILIAN BOHNING daughter of D. W. and Jennie Glover, married George H. Bohning, Dec. 31, 1885; died Eastland Co., Texas, Sept. 16, 1886.

ANNIE LAURA TATE born in Ky., Mar. 10, 1865; died Breckenridge Co., Ky., Jan. 12, 1887 in residence of her parents, Caleb and Inaphine Tate.

EILY J. BAKER, nee Woolsey, born Edmonson Co., Ky. April 20, 1858; married Dr. Joseph T. Baker Dec. 14, 1873; died Dec. 17, 1886.

JULIA TUCKER wife of Dr. R. M. Tucker, daughter of John and Mary Cotter, born Edgefield Dist. S.C., Dec. 15, 1837; at age 6 years moved with parents to Chambers Co., Ala.; married 1858; died Helena, Ark., Dec. 24, 1886.

FRANCES ELIZABETH BRANSCUM daughter of E. W. and Nancy Daffron, born Wayne Co., Ky.; May 3, 1868; died Montgomery Co., Kansas, Dec. 29, 1886; married John H. Branscum, May 19, 1886.

CALLIE BIZWELL wife of James H. Bizwell, born July 7, 1855; married Jan. 25, 1872; died Oct. 28, 1886.

VIRGINIA ELLIS daughter of W. H. and Varina Hamblin, born Aug. 17, 1832; died Jan. 17, 1887; married Julius D. Ellis, Mar. 9, 1846.

CLARENCE WILLAMS TAYLOR died Dec. 10, 1886 aged 18 years, 5 months and 2 days old. Nolensville, Tenn.

JIMMIE EASON (male) died Bedford Co.. Tenn., Oct. 7. 1886 aged 18 years and 7 months old.


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ELLA LOGWOOD, Athens, Ala.; graduate, Ward's Seminary, 1885; died of typhoid fever, recently.

Mrs. WESLEY OWEN died Athens, Ala. January 17, 1887.

EDNA VIOLA LAWRENCE daughter of I. H. and Mollie Lawrence born Hickman Co., Ky., Aug. 7, 1885; died Aug. 19, 1886.

ALBERT SIDNEY NORFLEET son of Joseph N. Norf1eet and wife, born Nov. 25, 1877; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Nov. 25, 1886.

JAMIE B. FUNK daughter of M. B. and W. S. Funk born May 12, 1884; died October 19, 1886.


March 12, 1887

JAMES L. CHILDRESS son of T. J. and Hannah Childress born Oct. 4, 1847; died Dec. 24, 1886; joined Methodist Church in 1864.

ELLEN E. PITTMAN wife of Rev. John W. Pittman, daughter of Rev. George S. Bradford and wife, Cumberland Presbyterians, born Haywood Co., Tenn., Aug. 22, 1845; moved with parents to Carroll Co., Tenn. in 1849; married Dec. 20, 1866; died Webster Co., Miss., Jan. 20, 1887; 9 children, 7 surviving her.

WILLIAM T. son of David and Theresa CARMACK born Davidson Co., Tenn., Nov. 29, 1824; moved to Shelby Co., Tenn. in Feb. 1848; married Sarah A. Kelley, Feb. 13, 1856; captain, Company B, 12 Regiment, Tenn. Cavalry; transferred to General Forrest's command in 1864; was captain of Co. I at close of the Civil War; joined Methodist Church in 1871.

JAMES HARVEY TUCKER born in Va., May 18, 1805; died Jan. 17, 1887; as an infant taken to Wilson Co., Tenn.; "in early manhood he had a strong, sweet voice."

WILLIE HENLY ROACH wife of George M. Roach died Walnut Bend, Ark., Dec. 10, 1886.

Tribute of Respect for JOSEPH H. MURPHY born Mar. 2, 1862; died Sept. 16, 1886. ROBERT L. MURPHY born Jan. 20, 1866; died Oct. 3, 1886. Brothers; had a sister, Nannie.

ELIZABETH H. BRADSHAW born Franklin Co., Tenn., April 22, 1822; married (1) S. D. Prescott, June 4, 1843; (2) W. H. Bradshaw, July 16, 1854; died Dec. 13, 1886.

SUSAN ANN WATKINS wife of S. M. Watkins, born Oct. 21, 1856; married Oct. 15, 1874; died Trigg Co., Ky., Oct. 5, 1886.

LUCIAN BROWN CLARK son of Rev. R. S. and Martha (Farmer) Clark, born Crittenden Co., Ky., Oct. 21, 1869; died Jan. 20, 1887.

MARTHA E. WHITNEL born Weakley Co., Tenn., Nov. 1, 1832; married John W. Whitnel, Aug. 18, 1853; died Jan. 13, 1887; he was the son of the Rev. Robert Whitnel.

ED. P. PECK born Feb. 8, 1861; married Sarah Mitchell, Oct. 9, 1884; died Jan. 15, 1887.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. LIZZIE WOODS who died recently; by a Sunday School group.

KITTIE T. MASON daughter of W. D. and Amanda Austin, wife of Rev. R. J. Mason, died Nov. 15, 1886 in the 54th year of her age.

LENA WHITE daughter of G. B. and Mollie Waite died Tate Co., Miss., July 27, 1885 in her 13th year of age.

ANNIE HAMPTON died Coffee Co., Tenn., November 6, 1886.

LUCY EVILINE McDONALD daughter of Dr. J. W. and Parthenia McDonald, born Hickman Co., Ky., Aug. 6, 1866; died Sept. 11, 1886.

EFFIE PERKINS daughter of Spencer and Allie Perkins, died Jan. 18, 1887; diphtheria.


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March 19, 1887

MARMADUKE MORTON died Russellville, Ky., March 11, 1887.

WILLIAM LUCIUS eldest son of William C. and Zoe MANSFIELD born Marietta, Ga., Feb. 16, 1879; died Cleveland, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1886.

LUCINDA PYLE daughter of Isaac and Susan Henderson, born Christian Co., Ky., April 13, 1810; married Thomas Pyle in 1829; moved to Cedar Co., Missouri, 1855; he died Oct. 4, 1856 leaving her with 7 children; died Dec. 25, 1886.

MINOR L. M. EDENTON born Spottsylvania Co., Va., Oct. 8, 1811; died Macon, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1887.

Miss E. M. STANDIFER born in 1861; died Hamilton Co., Tenn., Dec. 24, 1886; daughter of William and Sarah Standifer. Cumberland Presbyterian.

MARTHA A. HUNTER born Giles Co., Tenn., June 2, 1855; daughter of John H. and Nancy Loyd; married W. J. Hunter, Dec. 23, 1875; died October 1886.

ED. HANSBERY born "I suppose" in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 19, 1832; moved to Wilson Co., Tenn. about 30 years ago; married Martha Gentry, Jan. 19, 1871; died Feb. 8, 1887.

SARAH MINERVA GALEY born Nov. 15, 1815; died Town Creek, Ala., Nov. 14, 1886; wife and mother.

LIZZIE WRIGHT only child of J. W. and Sallie Wright, born Aug. 12, 1866; died Feb. 1, 1887. Livingston, Tenn.

FAYETTE F. SMITH son of T. P. and S. E. Smith born Warren Co., Ky., Mar. 21, 1847; died Oct. 11, 1886; joined Methodist Church at Union Grove, Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 30, 1868; his mother died when he was a child but he had a loving stepmother; moved near to Sherman, Texas in 1880 and later to Bluff Springs; left a 13 year old son.

Miss KATIE WINGO born Tishomingo Co., Miss., April 1, 1868; moved with parents to Hardin Co., Tenn., then to Ark. and finally to Navarro Co., Texas where she died February 7, 1887.

PATTIE PURSLEY, nee Snodgrass, wife of Robert Pursley, died near Echo, Tenn., Jan. 12, 1887 in her 276h year.

Tribute of Respect for W. R. TICKLE who died January 9, 1887; by the Friendship Sunday School, dated January 26, 1887.

Mrs. R. W. TURBIVILL born Brunswick Co., Va., 1816; moved to Shelby Co.; Tenn. when young; died there January 24, 1887.

COURTNEY HOLT son of Oscar and Josie Holt born Oct. 6, 1869; died Dec. 30, 1886.

IRVINE daughter of Mrs. Della REID, Clinton, Ky., died January 18, 1887 aged 11 months.


March 26, 1887

Dr. JAMES S. "Jimmie" PETRIE son of Rev. J. C. Petrie and wife, Louisville Methodist Conf., born Elkton, Ky., Oct. 13, 1863; died Elkton, Ky., Feb. 3, 1887; graduate, Vanderbilt University, 1886.

JULIA A. H. BYRN daughter of James and Sarah Rounds, born Vermont, Mar. 29, 1828; married W. T Byrn, April 1854; died Oct. 14, 1886.

CATHARINE ADKINS daughter of Francis and Isabella Fennell, wife of Dr. C. W. Adkins, born Nov. 17, 1843; married Nov. 24, 1868; died Jan. 29, 1887.

Tribute of Respect for ELLA CURD wife of Dr. J. N. Curd, daughter of Dr. A. J. Winter and wife, formerly of Leeville and died Jan. 31, 1887; by her former Sunday School members.

MATTIE C. CONNERLY daughter of Henry and Mattie Connerly, born Pickens Co., Ala., Jan. 13, 1872; died Jan. 26, 1887.

SARAH A. ALLEN, nee Howard, born Feb. 14, 1829; died Oct. 27, 1886.


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WILLIAM WALTON WATKINS born in Va., 1809; moved with parents to Kentucky, then to Tenn., then to Madison Co., Ala.; married (1) Hulda Landrum; (2) Martha Rowe, 1857; died Jan. 21, 1887.

GEORGE WASHINGTON ABEL son of J. R. and M. L. Abel, born near Dayton, Tenn., Mar. 12, 1861; died Yazoo Co., Miss., Oct. 7, 1886.

HARRIET GARRETT born Jan. 3, 1822; married James Garrett, May 15, 1845; died near Looxahoma, Miss., April 20, 1886 in residence of her son, Captain Tom Garrett.

WILLIAM O. HULL born Jan. 24, 1854; died Jan. 10, 1887; son of Rev. Rowland Hull, a Baptist preacher.

SARAH M. SMITH born Stewart Co., Tenn., Sept. 29, 1810; died Bartlett, Tn., Feb. 3, 1887 in residence of her son, Rev. W. E. Smith.

MARTHA ELLEN PENN daughter of Thomas and Martha Henden, born Ballard Co., Ky.; married S. B. Penn about 1864; died Dec. 26, 1886.

NANCY ELIZABETH POSEY wife of B. F. Posey, Brooks Station, Ga., born Fayette Co., Ga., Dec. 8, 1855; married Dec. 24, 1884; died Oct. 16, 1886.

ROSA B. SEAY born Amherst Co., Va. (now Nelson Co.), Oct. 3, 1784; died Tallapoosa Co., Ala., Jan. 28, 1887 in residence of her son, Rev. J. L. Seay; her husband entered the regular U.S. army in 1811; daughter of Capt. George Loving; had 9 children; migrated with her "entire" family to Franklin Co., Tenn. in 1829.

BERINTHIA M. McMURRY born Prince Edward Co., Va., May 15, 1802; died in Miss., Jan. 15, 1887; sister of Gen. W. S. Featherston, Holly Springs, Miss.; married (1) David Harris; 3 ch.; (2) Colonel John McMurry, Oct. 8, 1853; 5 children.

HENRY CRAGE ANDERSON born Nov. 1, 1811; married August 23, 1838; died Dec. 19, 1886.

W. H. CLEMENTS born Oct. 15, 1860; died Paris, Tenn., Nov. 10, 1886; married in 1880; 1 son.

NETTIE daughter of M. P. and Mollie BILES died Henry Co., Tenn., Feb. 9, 1887 aged about 3 yrs.


April 2, 1887

Rev. DANIEL S. BARKSDALE born Wilson Co., Tenn., May 14, 1812; died Feb. 2, 1887, Fleming Co., Ky. in residence of his son, W. H. Barksdale; for many years a Methodist preacher.

MARTHA RUDDLESTONE STEBBINS daughter of James and Mary Ann Gill, born near Chester, S.C., Sept. 14, 1804; moved with parents to Ala. in 1818; married John A. Stebbins in 1827; they moved to Louisville, Miss. in 1837; he died in 1847; she made a home with her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Kirkpatrick where she died Feb. 7, 1887.

Rev. GOODSON McDANIEL born Warren Co., Tenn., Aug. 19, 1803; died there, Jan. 23, 1887. Methodist preacher.

PETER BERRY WALLER born Union Co., Ky., Sept. 15, 1859; died there, Feb. 14, 1887.

LUCINDA THORNTON wife of James M. Thornton, born DeKalb Co., Ala.; married April 23, 1844; died in her 60th year of age.

NELLIE BARNES, Simpson Co., Ky., born Bedford Co., Va., Nov. 14, 1799; married Stephen Barnes, Dec. 20, 1821; died Feb. 5, 1887.

AMERICA JOSEPHINE GILLISPIE married James B. Gillispie, Mar. 8, 1866; died Humboldt, Tenn., Feb. 17, 1887 aged 40 years, 5 days old; daughter of Hon. Milton H. Johnson.

Mrs. J. A. MOODY born Jan. 19, 1862; died Jan. 15, 1887.

CAROLINE EUGENE ETHEREDGE born Charleston, S.C., Mar. 24, 1810; moved in early life to Tuscaloosa, Ala., then to Macon, Miss. in 1856 where she died January 12, 1887.


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LUCINDA CATHERINE WOODARD, nee Abernethy, born Dec. 23, 1818; married Moses C. Woodard, 1836; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., Jan. 19, 1887.

SARAH E. YATES wife of Robert Yates, born in Va., March 1831; moved to Sangamon Co., Ill. in 1882 and died January 9, 1887.

SARAH LUCINDA BREWER, nee Manning, wife of Morgan Brewer, born Oct. 7, 1863; died Feb. 21, 1887.

LOUIS GREEN CRENSHAW son of Dabney and Sue Crenshaw born April 3, 1884; died Feb. 6, 1887.

Colonel R. M. BUGG son of John and Sallie (Malone) Bugg born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Jan. 20, 1805; reared in Brunswick Co., Va.; moved with parents to Williamson Co., Tenn. when 19 years old; joined Primitive Baptist Church; moved to Giles Co., Tenn.; married Mrs. Martha Laird McEwin daughter of John Laird; member of state legislature, 1851-1852; elected to Congress in 1853; state senate, 1871-1872.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1971, Washington, D.C., 1971, page 664:

BUGG. Robert Malone. a Representative from Tennessee; born in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Va., January 20, 1805; attended the public schools; moved to Tennessee and settled in Williamson County in 1825, where he taught school for several years; moved to Giles County and engaged in agricultural pursuits; justice of the peace in 1840; member of the State house of representatives in 1851 and 1852; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed agricultural pursuits; served in the State senate in 1871 and 1872; died in Lynnville, Giles County, Tenn., February 18, 1887; interment in McLaurine Cemetery, near Lynnville, Tenn.

SALLIE J. RICHARDSON wife of J. W. Richardson born Nov. 12, 1844; died Columbus, Ky., Jan. 24, 1887.

Tribute of Respect for JOSEPH B. MEADORS born Mar. 14, 1871; died Jan. 15, 1887; by the McKenzie, Tenn. Sunday School; undated.

MARTHA JOSEPHINE MARTIN, nee Inman, born Monroe Co., Tenn., Aug. 22, 1859; died Conway Co., Ark., Jan. 17, 1887; orphaned in infancy; married D. S. Martin, June 16, 1876.

SALLIE ANN WOFFORD wife of Wesley Wofford, born Oct. 25, 1823; died Stewart Co., Tenn., Jan. 26, 1887.


April 9, 1887

Miss JULIA TOWLER; a long-time teacher who died in December 1886.

IDA wife of R. L. CRENSHAW died Lincoln Co., Tenn., Feb. 17, 1887.

SALLIE L. BYARS born Shelby Co., Ky., Sept. 27, 1836; died Feb. 10, 1887.

JANE ELIZA DISON wife of D. D. Dison, Allen Co., Ky., daughter of J. R. and Susan Seay, born Pittsylvania Co., Va., Nov. 11, 1824; married Dec. 16, 1847; died Jan. 12, 1887.

MARY E. WHITFIELD born June 7, 1850; died Dickson Co., Tenn., Jan. 28, 1887; married Rev. T. H. Whitfield, Mar. 10, 1867.

HATTIE TENNESSEE daughter of M. C. and M. E. STEPHENS born June 17, 1876; died Aug. 25, 1886.

CARRIE PRUET, sister of Hattie Tennessee STEPHENS born Jan. 31, 1883; died Sept. 10, 1886.

WILLIAM DUDLEY GRILLS born Knox Co., Tenn., Nov. 24, 1801; married Hulda Julian, 1836; moved to Wright Co., Missouri in 1841; moved to Izard Co., Ark. where he died Aug. 30, 1886.

MARY J. CRAWFORD, nee Lovelace, born 1862; died Feb. 2, 1887 in residence of her stepfather K. L. Haralson near Cusseta, Ala.; married Dr. Crawford, June 1881.

NANCY FOSTER daughter of Rev. Stephen and Sarah Tunnell, born in Ky., June 1, 1811; moved to Tenn., then to Marion Co., Ark.; married M. D. Foster, 1832; died recently.

Mrs. ELIZABETH BOYNER died January 4, 1887.


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SADIE HUNTER daughter of Manoah and Elizabeth Myers born Feb. 9, 1884; died Jan. 22, 1881.

ELI WALTERS born Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 27, 1846; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. in 1871; married Nannie Stephens, Oct. 15, 1873; died near Macon, Tenn., Jan. 18, 1887.

MINNIE M. FAIR wife of Rev. A. P. born near Nash., April 15, 1859; died Feb. 12, 1887.

JAMES CALHOUN PURSLEY born Nov. 15, 1868; died Feb. 25, 1887 near Union City, Tenn.

MARY TOMMIE CAMPBELL daughter of Jesse A. Pate born Oct. 7, 1852; died New Albany, Miss., January 25, 1887.

ABRAHAM HARTMAN born Lancaster Co., Pa., May 13, 1813; died Nov. 24, 1886; married Charity McCartney; moved to Nashville, Tenn. in 1865.

LUCILLA M. FOSTER born Oct. 16, 1857; died Nov. 2, 1886.

JAMES MORROW born Mar. 15, 1796; married Nancy Lockheart, York Dist., S.C., 1834 and moved to Monroe Co., Miss. the same year; died Jan. 12, 1887.


April 16, 1887

Mrs. MARY C. TARVIN born Mason Co., Ky., May 4, 1806; died Covington, Ky., Feb. 1, 1887.

MARTIN T. JOHNSON born McNairy Co., Tenn., 1845; moved to Tipton Co., Tenn. in 1865; married Sue Adams, 1865; died November 1886.

ELIZABETH R. ELLIS, nee Price, born Ga., Feb. 7, 1809; married Rev. Reuben Ellis, May 1848; died January 9, 1887.

WILLIS A. BAKER born in 1834; died Dec. 25, 1886.

WILLIAM S. POWELL son of Thomas T. and Jane Powell, born Bedford Co., Tenn., April 25, 1836; married Mildred J. Richardson, Aug. 5, 1858; died Jan. 13, 1887; moved to Izard Co., Ark. in 1857.

CARRIE BAGWELL, nee Mays, wife of Dr. Bagwell, born Jan. 21, 1844; died near Kingston Sprs., Tenn., Feb. 10, 1887.

ROBERT CRUTCHFIELD born Spottsylvania Co., Va., Mar. 11, 1845; died Fayetteville, Tenn. Feb. 23, 1887; married M. E. Monday, Mar. 13, 1879.

WILLIAM A. DIXON son of Augustus and Elizabeth J. Dixon born Izard Co., Ark., June 25, 1880; died Jan. 25, 1887.

GEORGE W. McKELVEY son of J. W. and Betsy McKelvey died Feb. 15, 1887 aged 22 years.

LISSIE STOWE born March 2, 1865; died February 13, 1887.

SALLIE JANE SHOCKLEY, nee Smith, born Van Buren Co., Tenn., Feb. 4, 1854; married Wainright Shockley, Mar. 24, 1875; died White Co., Tenn., Feb. 22, 1887.

Judge JAMES A. DAWSON, Denver, Col., born in Ky., April 12, 1834; died Jan. 16, 1887.

FLAVELLA E. ROBERTSON child of D. S. and N. R. Robertson, born Mar. 15, 1859; died Jan. 26, 1887.

ROBENA CAMPBELL born Jan. 1873; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Feb. 19, 1887.

VELORA JEROME CASON born Nov. 20, 1830; married Sarah Brown, April 9, 1859; died Christian Co., Ky., Jan. 24, 1887.

NANCY CHOATE daughter of James and Margaret Pike, born Robertson Co., Tenn., April 14, 1800; died Franklin Co., Ark., Jan. 10, 1887; married James Choate at age 17 years.

WILLIE P. GRAVES son of W. W. and Julia Graves born May 28, 1862; died Feb. 20, 1887; bookkeeper.

JULIA A. HUNDLEY wife of A. B. Hundley died January 28, 1887.


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JOHN ELIJAH BANKS born Smith Co., Tenn., Oct. 5, 1849; moved to Gibson Co., Tenn. in 1855; died Feb. 19, 1887.

OLIN BOYD son of Rev. George F. and Lou Boyd, born Dec. 20, 1885; died Dec. 24, 1886.

DAVID ALONZO DYER son of W. H. Dyer and wife, born Nov. 25, 1885; died Feb. 17, 1887.

WILLIAM G. CLAYTON died Feb. 4, 1887 near Cornersville, Tennessee.


April 23, 1887

DAVID ADKISSON born Halifax Co., Va., Oct. 22, 1796; died Wayland Springs, Tenn., Dec. 13, 1886; moved to Smith Co., Tenn., Wayland Springs, in 1821., He served in the War of 1812; married Bidsey Stephens, November 15, 1815.

MINERVA B. ANDERSON AYERS born Sept. 19, 1819; married Martin Ayers; moved to Alcorn Co., Miss.; l dau., 7 sons; died March 4, 1887.

C. S. HARWELL wife of E. T. Harwell died December 25, 1886.

MYRA WRIGHT ROBINSON, nee Boyd, born April 11, 1813; died Jan. 28, 1887; daughter of John and Rebecca Boyd; married John H. Robinson, November 1, 1835.

JAMES D. MALONE son of Lewis and Margaret Malone, born Marshall Co., Miss., Sept. 20, 1842; married Frances Humphreys, April 7, 1868; died DeSoto Co., Miss., Dec. 8, 1886.

W. G. CLAYTON born Nov. 6, 1817; died Marshall Co., Tenn., Feb. 4, 1887.

ALEXANDER WINBURN son of Rev. Henry Winburn and wife, born Feb. 28, 1840; died Lonoke Co., Ark., Feb. 4, 1887.

CORA W. McKERNAN daughter of James A. and Eugenie Bell, born Robertson Co., Tenn., Oct. 4, 1865; married F. L. McKernan, May 1884; died Dec. 22, 1886.

KATIE LOUISE BLUE daughter of Rev. Henry B. Blue and wife, born Madison, Tenn., July 22, 1884; died Goliad, Texas, Feb. 22, 1887.

JAMES L. WRITE born Dec. 11, 1865; died Feb. 22, 1887.

PETER LOWERY born Franklin' Co., Va., Mar. 13, 1807; married Sallie Smith, Aug. 25, 1825; died Choctaw Co., Miss., August 28, 1886.

Dr. FERDINAND PETWAY GROSS son of Rev. J. M. Gross and wife, born Sept. 3, 1862; died Elkmont, Ala., March 9, 1887.

EARNEST WILSON HEAD son of M. W. and Ella T. Head born Feb. 15, 1886; died Obion Co., Tenn., Dec. 4, 1886; his mother died June 24, 1886.

L. R. HANNA died February 20, 1887.

REBECCA STANTON wife of Milton Stanton born Nov. 6, 1829; died near Granville, Tenn., Jan. 31, 1887.

J. P. WILKES died near Ripley, Tenn., Jan. 23, 1887 aged 21 years, 6 months and 15 days old.

JOHN CAST born Hopkins Co., Ky.; moved to Lee Co., Miss., then to Milam Co., Texas where he died February 23, 1887.

CORNELIUS CECIL WIGGINS son of W. M. and N. M. Wiggins, born Nov. 26, 1881; died June 23, 1884.

WOODIE B. ALLEN son David and E. J. Allen, Moore Co., Tenn., born Oct. 30, 1870; died Dec. 11, 1886.

JAMES S. ZUCCARELLO died Oct. 1, 1886 aged 25 years, 11 months and 24 days old.

LILA DUNN daughter of C. D. and Maria Dunn died Hendersonville, Tenn., Mar. 8, 1887 aged 1 year and 8 months old.

CLARENCE WHITTEN ALEXANDER son of S. P. and E. E. Alexander, born Weakley Co., Tenn., Sept. 11, 1885; died Feb. 25, 1887 "by falling in a tub of water."


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HEUBORN JACKSON son of J. K. P. and Anna Jackson, born April 30, 1863; died Clinton, Ky., Jan. 9, 1887.


April 30, 1887

Mrs. ANN M. SAUNDERS died April 23, 1887 in the 82 year of her age.

NANNIE LIVELY CAMPBELL daughter of Dr. James W. Lively and wife died Dec. 10, 1886; wife of Rev. D. S. Campbell.

CAROLINE F. HAUGHTON daughter of Thomas and Eliza Brandon, born Huntsville, Ala., Feb. 25, 1822; married James H. Haughton, Oct. 20, 1836; moved to Aberdeen, Miss. in 1843 where she died March 4, 1887.

VIRGINIA M. ABSTON daughter of Merry and Mary Ann Abston born Dec. 9, 1841; died Aug. 28, 1886.

Miss BLANCHE RHODES died Oct. 10, 1886 aged 22 years.

Rev. SAMUEL A. NICHOLSON born Shelby Co., Tenn., Feb. 17, 1820; licensed to preach in the Methodist Church Oct. 18, 1853; lived for years in Miss., then moved to Ark. in 1834 where he died Oct. 25, 1886.

Mrs. E. N. MARSHALL, nee Richardson, born Bladen Co., N.C., Oct. 30, 1804; died Oct. 30, 1886.

Tribute of Respect for JOSEPH A. BLYTHE born July 28, 1814; died April 6, 1886; by Marshall Masonic Lodge #109; undated.

Tribute of Respect for Miss MOLLIE BARHAM who died recently; by Saltillo, Tenn. Sunday School, dated February 27, 1887.

LULIE AKINS only child of Mrs. Addie Akin died Dec. 14, 1885 aged 12 years.

KESIAH CHANDLER daughter of Jacob Belsher, born in 1789; married Spencer G. Chandler, 1812 and moved to Wilson Co., Tenn. in 1833, then to Nashville, then to Logan Co., Ky. where she died July 27, 1886.

H. L. P. JACKSON, nee Joslin, born Dickson Co., Tenn., Jan. 24, 1820; died Humphreys Co., Tenn., Mar. 8, 1887; married Green Jackson, 1837; 10 children, all predeceased her. Her, husband, GREEN JACKSON born in Tenn., Dec. 28,. 1808: died March 28, 1872.

WILLIE ELOISE NANCE daughter of J. W. and Mary Nance, born April 4, 1864; died Mar. 15, 1887; graduate, Martin College, 1881.

EDWARD S. MORTON son of Joseph and Elizabeth Morton, born Mar. 17, 1862 near Brownsville, Tenn.; died Feb. 14, 1887.

MARTHA SWIFT wife of H. L. Swift, Overton Co., Tenn., born June 12, 1852; died Jan. 17, 1887.

SARAH R. DUNVILLE, nee Slaton, wife of Charles P. Dunville, born Hopkins Co., Ky., Mar. 27, 1852; died Jan. 14, 1887.

THOMAS JEFFERSON HYDE born July 24, 1830; married Elizabeth Drake, 1861; died Feb. 15, 1887.

MARY A. GREEN born Dec. 24, 1829; married Oct. 9, 1851; died Jan. 25, 1887.

MANGO P. APPLE son of Leroy B. and Fannie Apple, born Dec. 15, 1881; died Mar. 12, 1887.

Rev. BENAJAH BENJAMIN BROWN born Buckingham Co., Va., Jan. 20, 1822; moved to Marshall Co., Miss. in. 1845; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in April 1849; ordained deacon Nov. 16, 1851; ordained elder Oct. 29, 1854; died near Batesville, Miss., Sept. 6, 1886. Methodist preacher for many years.


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May 7, 1887

LUCY W. EDWARDS daughter of John and Barbary Boswell born Lunenburg Co., Va., Nov. 1, 1805; joined Methodist Church at Mt. Zion, Mecklenburg Co., Va., Oct. 13, 1823; married Nicholas M. Edwards, Nov. 2, 1823 and moved to Christian Co., Ky. in the fall of 1828; died Trigg Co., Ky., Jan. 14, 1887 in residence of son-in-law, Dr. T. L. Bacon.

JOSEPH CLIFTON born N.C., Oct. 19, 1812; moved to Greene Co., Tenn. when he was 3 years old with his parents; in 1855 moved to Montgomery Co., Ind., then to Ill.; in 1883 he settled in Davidson Co. where he died Feb. 18, 1887; married Anna Heath in 1840; 8 children.

VIRGINIA WILKINSON daughter of Alexander Cruse and wife, born April 1844; married Edward T. Wilkinson, Feb. 1862; died in residence of her brother, Samuel Cruse, near Madison Station, March 3, 1887.

GEORGE W. RAITT born Frederick Co., Md., Oct. 26, 1817; died Mar. 1, 1887, Lewisville, Ky.

MARY ANN GRAY daughter of William and Mary Winburn, born April 22, 1830; married Dr. W. F. Gray, Dec. 15, 1847; died March 8, 1887.

LOUISA JANE SYLENDER wife of James H. Sylender, born Williamson Co., Tenn., May 7, 1842; daughter of Elisha K. and Rebecca O'Neal; when about ten years old moved with parents to Todd Co., Ky., married Nov. 26, 1868; died Paducah, Ky., Jan. 27, 1887.

MARY J. COLEMAN, nee Carter, born in Ala., May 26, 1828; died Feb. 7, 1887.

JAMES S. DOWNARD son of Rev. H. F. and Elizabeth Downard born Sept. 23, 1859; died near Bryan, Texas, Mar. 8, 1887; married J. H. Mitchell, Feb. 3, 1881.

NORMAN LANDON DELAP died near Humboldt, Tenn., Mar. 29, 1887 aged 16, years, 6 months, 14 days.

RUTH LENOIR NEBLET born Byhalia, Miss., Sept. 12, 1864; died Iuka, Miss., Mar. 12, 1887; daughter of Rev. Robert A. Neblet.

JAMES M. COCHRAN born in S.C., April 30, 1809; moved to Jefferson Co., Ala. when a boy, then to Fayette Co. where he married Martha Moore, Jan. 14, 1840; died Feb. 7, 1887.

MARY ANN OWENS, nee Perdue, born April 4,. 1855; died Jan. 1887; married Lewis M. Brumley, Dec. 28, 1874; he died Jan. 28, 1881; she married John Owens, May 1885.

SUSAN DAVIS, nee Tichenor, born Ohio Co., Ky., Dec. 16, 1857; married James H. Davis, Sept. 4, 1876; daughter of Rev. L. C. Tichenor of Henderson Co., Ky.; she died recently.

SARAH A. CARTER, nee Wright, born Sept. 20, 1840; died Mar. 10, 1887.

BETTIE SHELTON, nee Armstrong, wife of J. W. Shelton, died Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 15, 1886; she lived in Texas and died while on a visit in Tennessee.

JAMES T. CHILDERS born near Childersburg, 1864; died near the same, Jan. 27, 1887; married Mrs. Ophelia Griffin, 1884.

THOMAS ROBERT BELL son of Rev. J. W. Bell, born Oct. 22, 1886; died Tate Co., Miss., Mar. 6, 1887.

JANE P. LAMBERT, nee Haskins, born April 4, 1838; married W. T. Moorfield, Mar. 18, 1854, then Thomas Lambert, Mar. 10, 1885; died Uniontown, Ky., Mar. 1887.

MARTHA A. TAYLOR born Giles Co., Tenn. Oct. 6, 1830; married William J. Barnett, Mar. 5, 1848; died March 13, 1887.

J. M. SHARPE, Lewis Co., Tenn., born Jan. 10, 1807; died Mar. 5, 1887.

BARNABAS GROSS died Feb. 27, 1886 aged about 77 years old.

LENA MAY EDWARDS died Nov. 18, 1886 aged 5 years, 5 months and 17 days old.

L. M. FOSTER, nee Speer, born Nov. 30, 1853; married T. W. Foster, Jan. 9, 1873; died Jan. 4, 1887.


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May 14, 1887

ROSAMOND CAMPBELL, nee Adams, born Logan Co., Ky., April 12, 1810; married William A. Campbell, August 9, 1832; died March 26, 1886.

Rev. JACOB HUFFAKER born Knox Co., Tenn., Mar. 20, 1814; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Aug. 18, 1848; ordained deacon Oct. 14, 1849; ordained elder Oct. 19, 1870; married Mary Sherrer, Mar. 4, 1841, daughters, Mrs. Robert Trent and Mrs. John Ray; died of blood poisoning, Jan. 12, 1887.

JOHN P. CANTERBURY born Lauderdale Co., Ala., May 21, 1835; died in Ark., Mar. 13, 1887; married (1) Lucy Brewster, 1855; moved to Ark. in 1855; his wife died Aug. 15, 1872.

ANNA CARPENTER born Rutherford Co., N.C., Sept. 25, 1785; died in the same county, Feb. 28, 1887; 8 children.

ANNIE SHRIVER born May 16, 1797; died Feb. 21, 1887.

MAHALA BIRCHETT widow of Rev. Dennis Birchett, died Mar. 18, 1881 aged 67 years.

LEWIS C. TAYLOR born Jefferson Co., Ala., April 16, 1831; died Jan. 24, 1887.

WATLIE LEE BELCHER son of Benjamin and Susan Belcher born Ala., Feb. 16, 1872; died Rains Co., Texas, Feb. 22, 1887.

MINNIE LEE MOORE daughter of D. T. and Paralee Moore born April 9, 1886; died Mar. 21, 1887.

MARY G. KING, nee Russell, born Columbia, Ky., Jan. 4, 1837; married J. W. King, Oct. 25, 1855; died Cleburne, Texas, Feb. 26, 1887.

EMILY McKEE daughter of Alvin and Susan Cullom born Overton Co., Tenn., Mar. 19, 1841; died near Lebanon, Tenn., Mar. 27, 1887; married Rev. J. P. McKee, June 29, 1859.

STATIA ELLIS daughter of Benjamin and Roda Atkins, born in S.C., Mar. 27, 1822; married Rev. Enoch Ellis, Oct. 8, 1831; moved to Ala. in 1851; died Attala Co., Miss., Jan. 8, 1887.

NORA GRIZZARD, formerly of Dyersburg, Tenn., died Mar. 17, 1887; surviving were widower and two children.

SARAH W. EVANS, nee West, born Wayne Co., Ky., Oct. 14, 1812; died Johnson City, Ark., June 12, 1886.

ELIZABETH A. BALL wife of C. M. Ball, born in Ky., Feb. 27,. 1858; married Cyrus M. Ball, June 8, 1884; died Crawford Co., Ark., March 3, 1887.

EUNICE PEARL LESTER daughter of W. P. and M. A. Lester born Feb. 20, 1883; died Knoxville, Ark., June 10, 1886.

Tribute of Respect for WILLIAM G. CLAYTON who died Feb. 4, 1887; by Second Quarterly Conf., Petersburg Circuit, Tennessee Methodist Conference; undated.

ELIZABETH F. MARBUT daughter of John and Kissiah Sanders born Newberry Dist., S.C., Dec. 23, 1828; died Giles Co., Tenn. Mar. 4, 1887; married Rev. John A. Marbut in 1873.

SARAH BARKER SCARBOROUGH daughter of W. G. and Mary Jenkins, born Coffee Co., Tenn., Sept. 8, 1842; died in Milburn, Ky., Feb. 18, 1887; married W. H. Scarborough, Aug. 20, 1867.

LIZZIE SANDERS daughter of Elizabeth Sanders died Mar. 24, 1887 aged 16 years.

JAMES BOLAND MILLER born Aug. 10, 1875; died Mar. 8, 1887.

AURORA SCOTT daughter of Thomas D. Scott and wife born Nov. 9, 1885; died Mar. 24, 1887.

LELA MARY BERRY daughter of A. S. and Leona Berry born June 22, 1883; died Mar. 12, 1887.

ORA THRASHER died Gainesville, Texas, March 1887.

CHARLES CLAYTON EDWARDS son of H. B. and Mary Edwards, born Feb. 3, 1857; died Feb. 22, 1887.


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May 21, 1887

Salients from the funeral sermon of Rev. JOHN BERRY McFERRIN (1807-1887), comments made by Bishop Holland N. McTyeire. [Another tribute to McFerrin in the June 4 issue.]

John Berry McFerrin was born in Rutherford County, Tenn., June 15, 1807, and "fell on sleep" at his home in Nashville, in the bosom of a loved and loving family, at 12:55 o'clock A. M., May 10, 1887. He was of Scotch-Irish descent. His grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier, and his father, James McFerrin, served well under Gen. Jackson in the War of 1812. Converted about the same time with his son, James McFerrin became a minister and a member of the Tennessee Annual Conference two years before him; and after efficient service died in the prime of life. His mother, to whom he owed, and delighted to acknowledge, much, died a few years ago at the advanced age of ninety-three.

By request of the Conference, Dr. McFerrin preached, October 1875, a semi-centennial sermon during the session at Shelbyville, where, in 1825, he had been admitted on trial. The beginning of his spiritual life, and its principal stages of activity were thus stated by himself in that discourse:

On the 20th of August, 1820, I was converted at a Methodist prayer meeting in Rutherford County, Tenn. Two weeks afterward, in company with my father and mother, I united with the Methodists. This was a surprise to our neighbors, for they regarded the family as Presbyterian. Soon after we connected ourselves with the Methodists I was called upon to pray in public. When about sixteen years of age I was appointed a class-leader. My father having removed to Alabama, and erected a meeting house and camp-ground on his land, a large society was soon raised up, and I was put in charge as the principal leader. Aug. 1, 1824, I was licensed to exhort by William McMahon, presiding elder of the Huntsville District, my father being the preacher in charge of the circuit. On Oct. 8, 1825, I was licensed to preach. The next month I was received on probation into the Tennessee Conference , which convened in Shelbyville, Bishops Roberts and Soule presiding. I was appointed with Finch P. Scruggs, to a circuit embracing Tuscumbia, Russellville, and the counties adjacent. (The Tennessee Conference then extended into North Alabama.) My second year was to the Lawrence Circuit, embracing Courtland, Moulton, Decatur, Somerville, and the counties around-Alexander Sale being my senior. At the end of this year I was ordained deacon by Bishop Soule. My third and fourth years were devoted to missionary work in the Cherokee Nation. At the end of my fourth year I was ordained elder by Bishop Roberts and appointed, with W. L. McAlister, to the Limestone Circuit, embracing the county west of Huntsville, in Madison County, and the whole of Limestone County, Ala. My sixth year I was appointed to the Huntsville Station; my seventh year (1831) I labored in the Nashville Station, as the colleague of L. D. Overall. My eighth year I was Agent for La Grange College. In 1833 I was sent to Pulaski Station where I remained two years. I was then returned to Nashville; then to the Florence District; then two years to the Cumberland District, embracing Gallatin and Clarksville; back again to Nashville; and in the autumn of 1840 I was elected Editor of the CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE. In that office I was to continued till May, 1858, when I was elected Book Agent. This office, with the appointment of Missionary to the Army of Tennessee, I held eight years. Since 1866 I have been Secretary of the Board of Missions. Thus, three years on circuits, two years among the Indians, six years in stations, three years presiding elder, nearly eighteen years Editor, eight years Book Agent and Missionary to the Army, and nearly nine years secretary, make out my fifty years.

The Lord blessed his servant in his homelife. In 1833 he was married to Miss Probart. Their married life was blessed with six children, three of whom survive. Mrs. McFerrin died while her husband was attending the session of the General Conference in Columbus, Ga., May 1854.

He was again married to Miss McGavock, a member of the family of McGavocks so well known in Virginia and Middle Tennessee. Of this marriage were born two daughters. These five children, with nineteen grandchildren, made his domestic life complete. In 1880 the oldest son, James W., was suddenly killed in a railroad accident. He was a noble young man. The father was visiting a Conference in Texas when the sad news reached him. The "stroke was heavier than his complaint." In the last few delirious days he was overheard talking with " Jimmy." All his children and grandchildren of 12 years and upward are members of the Methodist Church. Wife and children, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law within the fold; all his business wound up and papers signed; the new church under roof where his family worship; the Publishing House safe; and 75,000 members added to the Church this year - he was ready to say with Simeon: " Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace."

That John B. McFerrin was an important factor in the moral and material development of his native State none will question.


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MARGARET L. MORROW COGDELL born Henderson Co., Tenn., July 22, 1816; married David Cogdell 1836 and moved to Tishomingo Co., Miss. in 1838; 10 children, of whom Daniel and David were Methodist preachers; she died March 29, 1887.

JOE BLEDSOE born near Ghent, Ky., Sept. 25, 1816; died near Austin, Texas, Mar. 26, 1887; graduate, Botanical Medical College, Memphis, Tenn.; a business entrepreneur.

ALEXANDER FRANKLIN ROACH son of Edmond and Margaret Roach, born Dec. 16, 1861; died Jan. 41, 1887. Alabama.

MARY A. P. C. HUTCHISON born April 11, 1866; died April 2, 1887.

JOHN HOLLAND born Cocke Co., Tenn., April 28, 1836; died Sept. 2, 1886; husband and father.

ANN E. HOUSTON wife of J. W. C. Houston born Union Co., Ky., Oct. 15, 1819; died April 6, 1887; daughter of Rev. Claiburn Duval; married (1) John Gale, Nov. 27, 1839; (2) Houston on April 27, 1865.

EZEKIEL BROWN born in S.C., Jan. 19, 1834; moved to Dickson Co., Tenn. when young, then to Ky., in Hickman Co., where he died Jan. 3, 1887.

JACKSON ZOLLICOFFER EVANS born Oct. 28, 1861; died April 4, 1887.

WILLIAM PILLOW MURRAY born Williamson Co., Tenn., April 28, 1820; married (1) Sarah Ann Allen (died 1845), 1841; (2) Catharine Elizabeth Early, Nov. 29, 1847; died Ft.. Worth, Texas, Feb. 11, 1887 and his body was returned for burial at Mt. Zion in Williamson County.

ADELL H. HICKMAN born June 3, 1858; died Mar. 21, 1887; married Dr. J. H. Hickman, Oct. 1, 1887.

Tribute of Respect for GEORGE W. FOWLER who died Feb. 14, 1887; by Second Quarterly Conference, Wingo Circuit; undated.

BEDEE ANN NESBETT, nee Neblett, born in Tenn., Nov. 15, 1815; died Mar. 12, 1887; married Allen Nesbett.

MINTIE BYRON daughter of Joseph and Nannie Rogers; wife of Dr. Roe Byron, Franklin Co., Tenn.; died Mar. 11, 1887.

ARIA A. TURBIVILLE widow of Wilson Turbiville, born Brunswick Co., Va., 1817; married in 1840; moved to Tenn. in 1845; died near Germantown, Tenn., recently.

ELIZABETH HUDSON daughter of John and Mary Reaves, born in N.C., July 22, 1824; moved with parents to Hardeman Co., Tenn. in 1836; died Feb. 22, 1887.

HELI PETER born Washington Co., Ky., Oct. 5, 1805; died Shelbyville, Ky., April 3, 1887.

NANCY ELIZABETH PIGG HUTCHISON born May 16, 1846; married W. H. Hutchison, Jan. 25, 1865; died March 28, 1887.

FANNIE B. JACKSON wife of James F. Jackson, died Jackson, Tenn., Mar. 19, 1887 aged 37 years; her husband's brother, Judge Howell Jackson had come from Nashville for her funeral.

MARTHA ADEL SAVANNAH HUTCHERSON born Maury Co., Tenn., May 23, 1866; died Jan. 29, 1887.

MARY JANE MARTIN HUBBARD born Gibson Co., Tenn., Dec. 19, 1809 [This place of birth is assuredly in error; that area was still Indian territory in 1809.]; died Mar. 23, 1887; married Rev. Benjamin Harrison Hubbard, Jan. 30, 1834.

MARY E. HALL born Sept. 2, 1854; died Hillsboro, Tenn., Mar. 17, 1887.

WILLIE OPHELIA STILL daughter of James H. and Elizabeth Still born April 6, 1878; died Feb. 28, 1887. Looxahoma, Mississippi.

ROBERT WESLEY DENKINS son of Matthew and Roxey Denkins, born Jan. 20, 1882; died Jan. 31, 1887


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May 27, 1887

Rev. LEWIS H. DAVIS born in S.C., Feb. 2, 1808; for years a local Methodist preacher he was admitted to the Memphis Methodist Conference and although he was blind he filled "many of the most important posts" in the conference; on organization of the No. Miss. Conference he "fell into this area" and so served until he retired in 1871; he died March 15, 1887.

ELIZABETH ECKFORD, nee Fisher, born Lancaster Co., Pa., Mar. 20, 1797; died Minneola, Texas, Mar. 2, 1877 [1887?]; married John Eckford in 1816; first moved from Ala. to Tipton Co. Tenn. Her husband died in 1833.

MARY FRANK CROWDER daughter of Prof. T. W. and Mary Crowder died Brownsville, Tenn., Mar. 16, 1887 aged 10 years, 2 months and 6 days old.

MARY ELEANOR KING daughter of Pentecost and Sallie Faul, wife of John P. King, born Mar. 22, 1827; died Nov. 6, 1886.

JAMES MONROE WAGGONER born Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 5, 1851; moved with parents to Gibson Co., Tenn. in 1860 but he returned to Williamson Co. to attend school there; married Queen Victoria Fleming, Nov. 13, 1879; died Bells, Tenn., Dec. 6, 1886.

ELEANOR SULLIVAN, nee Tinder, born Sept. 5, 1861; married Dr. G. H. Sullivan, Jan. 20, 1881; died Feb. 15, 1887, Mason's Grove, Crockett Co., Tenn.

MARY T. OWENS, nee Perry; married W. T. Owens, Aug. 15, 1886; died Jan. 1887 aged 20 years.

HARRY WOOD CRADDOCK son of Col. William and Mary Craddock died April 9, 1887 aged 11 years, 6 months and 4 days old.

HELEN SCHURER born Nov. 21, 1823; married Dr. Charles Schurer, Nov. 3; 1846; died Mar. 18, 1887.

NANCY C. CARTMELL, nee Eatherly, born Dec. 18, 1846; married William Cartmell; died Dec. 16, 1886.

JANIE M. SULLIVAN, nee Randle, died March 29, 1887.

Dr. WILLIAM ALEXANDER NICHOLS born Maury Co., Tenn., Aug. 25, 1857; died Maury Co., Tenn., April 6, 1887; graduate, Vanderbilt University (medical dept.), 1880.

WILLIAM S. VARDAMAN born Copiah Co., Miss., Dec. 3, 1826; died Greenwood, Miss., Apr. 13, 1887.

VIRGINIA R. VANCE born Henry Co., Ky., April 30, 1827; died Feb. 22, 1887; married R. W. Vance, Sr.

TABITHA BEASLEY born Warren Co., N.C., Jan. 28, 1809; died Maury Co., Tenn., Jan. 15, 1887.

BETTIE EWING born Oct. 9, 1841; married John F. Ewing, April 12, 1862; died Mar. 23, 1887.

MATILDA E. DUNNVILLE, nee Tooms, born Henderson Co., Ky.; moved with parents to Hopkins Co., Ky.; married Richard Dunnville, Mar. 18, 1886; died April 11, 1887; left a "little babe."

ANNIE S. BURROW daughter of R. F. and M. E. Burrow, born Feb. 28, 1876; died April 6, 1887.

LEE G. ROBY born Oct. 13, 1854; died Mar. 10, 1887.

FANNIE ORA LONG daughter of J. T. and S. E. Long, born Giles Co., Tenn., Aug. 27, 1862; died Maury Co., Tenn., Jan. 30, 1887.

POLLY ANN MOORE born Spartanburg; S.C., May 2, 1820; died Giles Co., Tenn., Jan. 29, 1887.

CATHERINE OGlE CANNON born April 11, 1814; married William Cannon, 1837; died Feb. 5, 1887.

REBECCA C. McCORMACK daughter of T. H. and M. M. McCormack, born Smith Co., Tenn., June 8, 1859; died April 6, 1887.

JO ALLEN JONES son of George and Bettie Jones; grandson of Thomas Jones; died near Rock Island, Tenn., April 3, 1887 nearly two years old.


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June 4, 1887

MARY A. CLARK born Hickman Co., Ky., Jan. 21, 1861; married John W. Clark, Dec. 19, 1883; daughter of Thomas and Nancy Ringo; a tribute by the Union Grange #1569, Graves Co., Ky.; undated.

EVA CHAMBERS daughter of W. W. and Jane Gibbs; wife of H. C. Chambers, born Macon Co., Tenn., Nov. 11, 1857; married Nov. 20, 1879; died April 6, 1887.

JENNIE S. ADAMS daughter of Theo. and Elizabeth Webb; wife of J. J. R. Adams, born April 1, 1846; married July 2, 1873; died April. 10, 1887; graduate, Memphis Conference Female Institute, Jackson, Tenn., 1867; lived in Humboldt, Tenn.

FERRABIE T. CARTER born Greene Co., Ga., Oct. 7, 1811; moved to Madison Co., Ala. when young; married Charles Carter, Dec. 15, 1827; moved to Talladega Co., Ala. in 1833; there she died March 12, 1887.

ELIZABETH ANN BLACK, nee Trimble, born Franklin Co., Ga., May 10, 1810; married Samuel Black, Oct. 6, 1826; moved to Upson Co., Ga., then to Ala., then to Texas where she died April 12, 1887.

FANNIE KATE BUCK daughter of Rev. J. E. and Kittie Buck born Chester, Miss., Jan. 10, 1884; died Dec. 7, 1886.

MIAH BATTS died Cedar Hill, Dec. 29, 1886 in his 83rd year of age.

JULIA SUMMERS, nee Boales, born Nov. 21, 1855; married William D. Summers, 1876; died March 19, 1887. Christian Co., Kentucky.

MARTHA D. NELSON born Scott Co., Va., Sept. 15, 1808; died Everett, Mo., April 6, 1887.

G. C. P. BAKER born Logan Co., Ky., Jan. 15, 1811; married Alice Jolly, Sept. 11, 1835; died Hardinsburg, Ky., April 15, 1887 in residence of Dr. J. T. Baker.

CAROLINE M. LANDY, nee King, born July 3, 1820; married Edward Landy, Sept. 10, 1834; died April 11, 1887.

NANNIE D. THOMPSON daughter of B. G. and Sallie Thompson born Smith Co., Tenn., Feb. 1, 1877; died April 15, 1887.

EDA MELISSA CRENSHAW daughter of Robert T. and R. R. Crenshaw born Nashville, Tenn., July 20 1853; died near Kelso, Tenn., Feb. 17, 1887.

CHARLOTT CRABTREE wife of James Crabtree, born Aug. 14, 1843; died Hopkins Co., Ky., April 9, 1887.

MARY ELLIS born Caswell Co., N.C., July 17, 1800; daughter of Sterling and Mary Gunn; moved to Ky. with husband, Nicholas M. Ellis in 1829; died Hopkinsville, Ky., Feb. 26, 1887.

NANCY A. REAGAN born June 23, 1821; died Dec. 5, 1886.

KATE RIVERS HARRISON daughter of William C. and Gissie Harrison, born Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 21, 1886; died Orlando, Fla., March 31, 1887.

MARY A. CORNELIUS, nee Suggs, born Fayette Co., Ala., Dec. 26, 1855; married Jan. 16, 1876; moved to Alcorn Co., Miss. in 1876; died April 11, 1887.

THOMAS WILEY RIGGS son of William A. and Bettie Riggs, died Warren Co., Tenn., Aug. 26, 1886 aged 2 years, 2 days old.

JIMMIE REAGAN HARPER son of A. K. and Dora Harper, born Maryville, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1882; died Dec. 2, 1886.


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June 11, 1887

Rev. JOHN F. TRUSLOW, retired preacher, North Mississippi Methodist Conference, born Lynchburg, Va., Feb. 15, 1815; died Memphis, Tenn., April 8, 1887; licensed to preach in Methodist Church August 26, 1836; ordained deacon Oct. 25, 1840; ordained elder Oct. 23, 1842; served in Indiana, Arkansas and St. Louis conferences.

KATE M. MEWBORN daughter of Dr. Edward G. and Harriet Ann Riddick, born Feb. 5, 1858; married J. W. Mewborn, Dec. 14, 1882; died April 7, 1887.

MONA GREER daughter of Hugh W. Greer; died April 17, 1887; a child.

Tribute of Respect for Rev. B. G. FERRELL who died April 22, 1887; by Alexandria Sunday School, dated May 8, 1887.

CHARLIE HAMER, nee Wilburn, wife of Arthur H. Hamer, died Benton Co., Miss., April 22, 1887 in her 25th year of age.

H. H. HADEN born Fluvanna Co., Va., Sept. 22, 1821; married L. Jenkins, Oct. 15, 1846; died Madison Co., Ala., April 15, 1887.

SALLIE P. BAILEY, nee Beasley, born Granville Co., N.C., July 6, 1820; married William Yancy Bailey, Nov. 27, 1842; died Bartlett, Tenn., March 29, 1887 in residence of son-in-law, G. W. Gates (his wife, Sallie).

MATTIE ECKLES died March 1887 aged 63 years.

DEBBIE RAY born Paris, Tenn., March 3, 1869; died March 29, 1887.

ROBERT A. OGLESBY born Nov. 23, 1870; died April 14, 1887.

J. R. LUNSFORD married Sopha Spillman, March 29, 1882; died near Hickman, Ky., Jan. 29, 1887 aged 29 years, 11 months and 15 days old.

PERNECI MONTGOMERY wife of W. B. Montgomery, born Bertie Co., N.C., about 1834; died Sept. 23, 1886.

MAGGIE F. BAKER daughter of G. P. C. and Alice Baker, born Hancock Co., Ky., Aug. 23, 1861; died March 15, 1887.

MARY A. COBB daughter of J. S. and M. M. Hunter, born Dec. 21, 1854; died April 18, 1887.

ELLEN JANE HUNKAPILLER, nee Smith, died April 7, 1887 nearly 64 years old; obituary submitted by A. B. L. Hunkapiller.

KATIE GILBERT, nee Bicknell, born Feb. 18, 1853; married W. J. Gilbert, Nov. 30, 1879; died April 6, 1887.

ELIZABETH STRATTON born in Tenn., July 10, 1810; died Feb. 4, 1887.

DANIEL HOLLAND EARNHEART son of D. A. and S. M. Earnheart born Feb. 24, 1862; died Mar. 1, 1887.

MARGARET ANN EPPIHIMER daughter of Rev. T. F. Vanmeter, Ky. Methodist Conf., born Sardis, Ky., Mar. 2, 1857; married William H. Eppihimer, April 11, 1878; died Louisville, Ky., May 1, 1887.

JAMES M. TININ son of John and Jemima Tinin, born Perry Co., Tenn., Sept. 17, 1854; died Oct. 26, 1884; married M. J. Horner, Dec. 26, 1879.

MARY S. WIRTH born in Germany, 1816; came to U.S. "Jan. 1, 1851," and died Apr. 17, 1887.

JOHN N. PACE born Nov. 15, 1838; married Nancy Howard, Mar. 10, 1864; died April 29, 1887.

GRACY JOSEPHINE STOCKARD daughter of Samuel and Josephine Stockard born Clifton, Tenn., April 13, 1886; died April 9, 1887.

BERTIE F. DILLON daughter of William J. and Laura Dillon, born June 21, 1885; died Apr. 26, 1887


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June 18, 1887

Rev. BURKET GALLATIN FERRELL (1841-1887) [See June 25, 1887 issue.]

Rev. Burket Gallatin Ferrel is dead. I wish to drop this small tribute on the grave of one whom I loved as a brother.

He was born June 30, 1841, and died April 22, 1887. He professed religion October 1860 and joined the M. E. Church, South. He was licensed to preach in 1865, by Rev. G. L. Staley, P. E.; joined the Tennessee Conference at Edgefield, October, 1865; was ordained deacon by Bishop Paine October, 1867, and was ordained elder by Bishop Paine in October, 1869. Brother Ferrell was a member of the Tennessee Conference nearly twenty-two years, and though a man of rather delicate constitution he had regular work every year, and never failed to go to the work to which he was assigned. He traveled the following works in the order given: Carthage and Wartrace Circuits (J. B. Jordan was his colleague this year); Carthage and Alexandria Station, one year; Shady Grove Circuit, two years; New Market and Maysville, Ala., one year; New Providence, two years; Bethphage and Trinity, two years; Spring Hill Circuit, one year; Goose Creek Circuit, four years; Sumner Circuit, two years; Bethphage and Trinity, one year; Goodlettsville and Midway, one year; Presiding Elder of the Carthage District, two years; Alexandria Circuit, one year and seven months, on which work he closed his labors for, the Master, and went to his reward on high. He filled his appointments till within a short time before his death. His great desire was to work as long as he lived, and this desire was realized. He had but one business in life, and that was to preach the gospel. I heard him preach a sermon in which he emphasized the importance of a preacher being a man of one business. His was a consecrated ministry. All his time, talent, and energy were devoted to that one great cause. His faith in God and the Church was unfaltering. He loved his Church, and believed and strongly advocated her doctrines. He was not sectarian, yet he loved his own Church and was ever ready to defend her doctrines and polity, always giving reason for the hope that was in him.

Rev. BENJAMIN BLANTON PARKER born Elbert Co., Ga., Oct. 3, 1800; died April 9, 1887; son of Joseph Parker, from Va., settler in Elbert (now Hart Co.) Co. as early as 1796, where he reared 6 sons, 2 daughters; long member of Providence Church. Rev. Parker married (1) Sarah Wilson (died 1835), 1834; one son; (2) Letitia Glenn (died Feb. 1847), 1838; four daughters; (3) Jane Tyler (died August 1870), Nov. 1848; one son and two daughters were living at his demise; licensed to preach in Methodist Church September 15, 1840; local preacher for many years.

M. R. C. HANK son of Dr. J. W. Hank born Hardin Co., Tenn., Oct. 10, 1875; died Freestone Co., Texas, April 12, 1887.

WILEY NEWSUM son of W. H. and Emma Newsum, born April 19, 1868; died April 14, 1887.

ANNIE LAURIE wife of Dr. W. S. Laurie, born Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 1808; daughter of Commodore Tarbell, U.S. Navy; lived in Paducah, Ky. for many years but visited daughters Ella and Annie in Bells, Tenn. and on visiting with son in Little Rock, Ark. she died there April 8, 1887.

HANNAH CARLISLE born Abingdon, Va., 1808; moved to Smith Co., Tenn. with her parents in 1817; married Rev. Wesley Carlisle, Nov. 15, 1832; died recently.

ALMIRA CANTRELL wife of Darley Cantrell; daughter of William and Elizabeth Gillespie, born in Tenn., Dec. 11, 1810; died April 23, 1886.

NATHANIEL OWENS died April 18, 1887 aged 38 years.

SARAH B. ALDERSON born in N.C., Aug. 10, 1807; moved with parents to Maury Co., Tenn. when young; married Jeremiah Alderson, Feb. 27, 1827 and to Miss., then Lawrence Co., Tenn. where he died March 11, 1887.

GEORGIA ANN ELIZABETH CROWLEY wife of James G. Crowley; daughter of Rev. George McDonald, Whitefield Co., Ga.; born June 14, 1854; married Aug. 28, 1873; died April 22, 1887.

VERNIA AGNES JARED daughter of Moses E. and Fannie Jared, born Oct. 23, 1870; died Mar. 16, 1887.


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MARY SAMS born Dec. 12, 1835; died Jan. 1, 1887.

MARY A. ALLEN daughter of Jerry and Rebecca Bowen, born March 12, 1857; died May 1, 1887; married Eugene Allen, July 11, 1879.

SALLIE WILKINSON VADEN born Dec. 17, 1849; died Smith Co., Tenn., April 5, 1887; married W. W. Vaden, Jan. 29, 1874.

JOSIA MILLS died Limestone Co., Ala., March 24, 1887.

LOUISA SCARBROUGH born Maury Co., Tenn.; died Henry Co., Tenn. in 1887.

CHESTER BRUCE TININ son of J. T. and Mary Tinin born Nov. 29, 1886; died May 1, 1882.

JOHN SEAY MARTIN son of J. D. and Victoria Martin born June 4, 1886; died Kellyton, Ala., April 14, 1887.

THERESSA KNOWLES, nee Monts, wife of George Knowles, born Sept. 22, 1855; died May 6, 1887.

JAMES T. COX born Adair Co., Ky., June 20, 1819; died there, March 8, 1887; married (1) Appy Jackson (died Mar. 6, 1876), Feb. 27, 1840; 7 children; (2) Harriet Wilson, Oct. 30, 1878.

ETER STANTON APPLE child of S. S. and Ruth Stanton Apple born Jan. 9, 1873; died Feb. 22, 1887

G. W. SWINDELL born July 17, 1836; died April 30, 1887.

B. F. BRIGANCE born Dec. 8, 1846; died May 6, 1887 near Olive Branch.

Miss. JANE CROWDER born in Va., Sept. 2, 1850; died May 14, 1887.

JESSIE C. CANTRELL daughter of Isaac and Annie Cantrell born Nov. 25, 1864; died August 5, 1886.


June 25, 1887

Mrs. V. B. CRAIG, mother of Rev. R. J. Craig, wife of Rev. W. T. Rowland died Pulaski, Tenn., June 10, 1887.

Mrs. W. H. METHENY wife of Rev. W. H. Metheny, Ark. Methodist Conference, buried June 2, 1887.

Dr. SAMUEL Y. BIGHAM born Madison Co., Ky., Oct. 20, 1800; moved with parents to then Caldwell Co., Ky. in 1816; "read medicine" for several years; moved to McLemoresville, Tenn. in 1830 and practiced medicine; married (1) Mary L. Mitchum, 1835; 10 children; (2) Maggie Morris, May 16, 1860; 3 children; died April 22, 1887; ruling elder in Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

JOSEPH L. HENDREN born Tipton Co., Tenn., Aug. 10, 1825; married Dilitia Rainey; died April 7, 1887.

Tribute of Respect for Rev. BURKIT G. FERRELL born June 20, 1841; died Alexandria, Tenn., April 27, 1887; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1865, Tennessee Conference; filled several charges (long-listed); by Carthage District Conference; undated.

ARIZONA MOBLEY wife of R. F. Mobley; daughter of W. A. and Lydia Gossum, born Hickman Co., Ky., March 6, 1841; married July 16, 1884; died May 2, 1887, Graves Co., Ky.

MAY OWEN daughter of Jesse and Lou Bennett Owen born May 14, 1868; died July 20, 1886.

ROBERT A. TAYLOR born Jan. 13, 1845; married Janie More, Jan. 10, 1867; died Calhoun Co., Miss., April 13, 1887.

CORDELIA E. GRAY wife of F. C. Gray, born Stewart Co., Tenn., Aug. 18, 1849; died April 25, 1887.

Dr. ELBERT A. WHITE born in Ala., Oct. 22, 1824; died May 3, 1887, Memphis, Tenn.

Tribute of Respect for SALLIE GALLOWAY who died recently; by Woman's Missionary Society, Chapel Hill, Ark., dated May 7, 1887.

LOUIS WILLIAM ROBERTSON born N.C., Nov. 13, 1805; died Wilson Co., Tenn., May 11, 1887.


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W. R. HARRIS son of W. M. and T. L. Harris born July 28, 1865; died May 6, 1887.

JAMES HAMLETT born Warren Co., N.C., Dec. 2, 1795; died Clarksville, Tenn., May 1, 1887

FANNIE IRVINE born April 6, 1861; married 1883; died April 17, 1887.


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