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


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January 5, 1893

Rev. MARSHALL O. LIGON was crushed under a falling awning and died from his injuries Friday (as of December 26, 1892).

HELEN C. M. SHARP daughter of James B. and Florence Sharp born Dec. 25, 1869; joined Methodist Church in her 12th year; died Sept. 11, 1892, five miles from Pulaski, Tenn.

Dr. W. L. HOLLIS born Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 14, 1823; died Scottsville, Ky., Oct. 1, 1892; married Mary Hatter, May 1, 1843; joined Methodist Church August 1871.

BURRELL WOOD born Randolph Co., N.C., Mar. 30, 1810; married Miranda Burkhead, Nov. 17, 1829; died Tullahoma, Tenn., Oct. 13, 1892; moved to Tullahoma from N.C. after the Civil War; left widow, 3 sons, 4 daughters.

MARTHA L. BLACKMAN [BLACKBURN] only daughter of T. M. and A. L. Blackburn, born Gibson Co., Tenn., June 24, 1868; died Feb. 17, 1892; burial in Rutherford, Tenn. cemetery.

ALICE ROBINS, nee Bearly, born Paris, Tenn., Mar. 27, 1844; died Manleyville, Tenn., Nov. 1, 1892; joined Methodist Church in 1864.

WILLIAM H. STILL born Bedford Co., Va., Nov. 17, 1805; died Sept. 8, 1891; left widow and 7 children.


January 12, 1893

Rev. J. G. SMITHSON died Madison, Ga., Jan. 3, 1893 aged 72 years; burial Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, Tenn. [See January 19, 1893 issue.]

Prof. E. N. HORSFORD, eminent scientist, born Moscow, N. Y., July 27, 1818; died Jan. 1, 1893, Cambridge, Mass. Professor of Chemistry, Harvard University for more than a generation.


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FANNIE B. HOWELL born Wilkerson Co., Ga., Feb. 1838; married Joseph L. Howell, May 1863; 7 children, 3 surviving her; joined Methodist Church in 1866; died Woodruff Co., Ark., October 2, 1892.

THOMAS W. COLE born Jan. 26, 1824; died near Germantown, Tenn., Sept. 24, 1892; married Eliza Jane Choate, Oct. 7, 1849; 10 children, 6 surviving.

GIBIE ALEXANDER wife of D. M. Alexander, daughter of T. G. Pate, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 13, 1868; died Ennis, Texas, Sept. 2, 1892.

ELLIE CAPEL died Sept. 29, 1892, a tribute by her Sunday School teacher, Mrs. Ware and the class, in a Methodist Church, Memphis, Tenn.; undated.

Miss EMILY MADDING born Maury Co., Tenn., Mar. 11, 1854; died Arkansas Co., Ark., Sept. 25, 1892; joined Methodist Church in 1869.

A tribute by the Board of Emory and Henry College, Virginia; undated:

WILLIAM ALEXANDER STUART second son of Hon. Archibald and Elizabeth (Letcher) Stuart, born Laurel Hill, Patrick Co., Virginia, May 2, 1826; died in the Girard House, Philadelphia Pa., February 6, 1892. His brothers: David Pannil Stuart, dec., lawyer, Christianburg, Va.; Dr. John Dabney Stuart, dec., Wythe Co., Va.; General James Ewel Brown Stuart, a Confederate cavalier who was wounded at Yellow Tavern, May 6 and died May 10, 1864. Sisters: Mrs. Price, dec., Pulaski, Va.; Mrs. Chevalier, Mrs. Heyden, Floyd Co., Va.; Mrs. Hairston, Davie Co., N.C. Converted at old Thorn Spring Campground in his sixteenth year of age; sometime deputy clerk in county and circuit courts, Wythe County; married when about 23 years old to Mary Taylor Carter daughter of Hon. Dale and Eliza Carter, Russell Co., Va. Five children, surviving were Henry C. and Dale C. Stuart, Russell Co., Va.; John J. Stuart, Abingdon, Va. Entered mercantile business; after wife's death he married Ellen Brown, widow of Alexander Brown and daughter of W. H. Spiller. He owned a controlling interest in the White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier Co., Va.; became a trustee of Emory and Henry College in 1872 and a sometime member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia.


January 19, 1893

Rev. J. G. SMITHSON son of Hezekiah P. and Henrietta Smithson, born Danville, Va., June 10, 1820; moved to Jefferson Co., Tenn. in 1830; then to Williamson Co., Tenn. in 1832; married Ann V. Ladd in 1840; fifteen children, thirteen surviving; moved to Lexington, Ala. in January 1852; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in the fall of 1855; moved to Giles Co., Tenn. later; ordained elder in 1872. His wife died in 1886; he married again [name not given] in 1888. He died Madison, Ga., Jan. 2, 1893. A master mason.

JOHN LAURENCE YOUNG born Craggie Hope, Texas, July 1, 1860; died in his father's residence there, Sept. 21, 1892. "Born and reared among the hills of Turnbull." He married Ida, daughter of Martin Tacker.

MARY C. LEE, nee Wheelese, born Montgomery Co., Tenn., May 15, 1852; died Orlando, Florida, Oct. 10, 1892; married J. J. Lee, Ashland City, Tenn., Dec. 10, 1870; 5 children.

Professor WILLIAM BOLIVAR SMITH born Giles Co., Tenn., Aug. 8, 1827; married Fannie Dean, Feb. 27, 1873; a teacher, some of the time in Clifton, Tenn.; died from a stroke, Oct. 8, 1892.

EDWARD D. BROWN son of John E. and Margaret Brown born Allen Co., Ky., July 24, 1869; died Feb. 19, 1892.

JAMES T. PAYNE son of Simpson and Elizabeth Payne, born June 14, 1857; married Della Milam, Nov. 1889; died near Alexandria, La., Oct. 11, 1892; left widow and 5 children.

Tribute of Respect for BESSIE MERCHANT, member of Miss. Ave. Methodist Church, Memphis, who died Sept. 25, 1892; by her teacher named Williams.

Mrs. L. W. BROOKS, aged 68 years, died Nov. 21, 1892 near Jackson, Tenn.; daughter of Rev. Jacob Watson, a pioneer Methodist preacher; married Gen. J. J. Brooks; surviving were a son and 2 daughters, one the wife of Rev. G. K. Brooks of Memphis Conference. Grandchildren, Fountain and Rubie were her "daily companions."


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VAN son of J. M. and N. E. NICHOLSON born Mar. 25, 1892; died August 25, 1892.


January 26, 1893

Rev. B. F. SEDWICK, next to oldest member of the Kentucky Methodist Conference died in Cynthiana, Ky., Jan. 20, 1893 after a ministry of 63 years.

RUTHERFORD B. HAYES, former president of the United States died Fremont, Ohio, January 17, 1893; had been in retirement since March 1881.

JAMES L. BEARD died in S.C., January 16, 1893.

Rev. NATHANIEL R. SCOTT born Jan. 3, 1816; married a daughter of Morgan Wells in 1843; died Hickory Flat, Miss., Oct. 23, 1892; long-time Methodist preacher.

Rev. GEORGE LAWSON RODGERS born in Va., April 30, 1793; moved with parents to Bullitt Co., Ky. when he was ten years old; licensed to preach in Methodist Church August 21, 1819; ordained deacon Sept. 15, 1826; ordained elder Oct. 26, 1836; local Methodist preacher; died Dec. 19, 1892; he was the father of nineteen children.

LIZZIE L. POTTER daughter of John W. and M. E. Hall, born Lawrence Co., Ala., Sept. 6, 1858; married George H. Potter, Dec. 25, 1882; died Oct. 22, 1892; educated in Tenn. Female College, Franklin, Tenn.; no children but surviving were her widower, mother and siblings.

EMILY F. McRAE, nee Edding born Todd Co., Ky., Aug. 28, 1830; joined Baptist Church then the Methodist Church in 1854; married William H. McRae, May 6, 1862; 5 children, 2 surviving her. She died February 3, 1892.

JOHN P. WIL. LS son of E. W. and Harriet Wills, born Haywood Co., Tenn., June 11, 1837; joined Methodist Church in 1860; married Cordelia Southall, Sept. 25, 1865; moved to Texas in March 1891; died in Weatherford, Texas, Sept. 24, 1892. Confederate veteran.

Mrs. MARY Y. DOUGLASS born Aug. 7, 1826; died 2 miles west of Conyersville, Tenn., Oct. 22, 1892

LINDSEY DURHAM born Orange Co., N.C., Mar. 22, 1818; died Montgomery Co., Miss., Aug. 18, 1892; joined Methodist Church in 1834; married Lucy W. Holmes in 1836 and settled in 1846 where he died; large family of children.

JOHN R. MIZE son of Capt. John P. Mize, born Logan Co., Ky., Jan. 7, 1846; died Oct. 15, 1892; married Olive Herndon, Cave Springs, Ky., Mar. 7, 1876; an "affectionate father."

ROY ERNEST son of T. J. and S. W. HUNTER born Oct. 5, 1880; died Sardis, Miss., Sept. 19, 1892, congestion.

JENNIE L. BARTLETT daughter of Robert and Rosa Bartlett born Jan. 11, 1891; died Oct. 23, 1892; buried in "old family graveyard."


February 2, 1893

Rev. ISAAC SCOGGIN, old landmark in Bell Co., Texas died recently.

The wife of the Rev. M. B. HILL, Shanghai, China, missionary, died from smallpox Dec. 24, 1892.

SARAH CREGOR daughter of Caleb and Polly Hedges born Washington Co., Ky., Feb. 5, 1811; married Thomas Cregor, Oct. 7, 1830; died Jan. 12, 1891; spent life in Washington Co., Ky.; fifteen children, twelve of whom reached adulthood.

MARY E. FREEMAN daughter of Rev. B. F. Wells, No. Ga. Methodist Conference, born Jackson Co., Ga., Jan. 4, 1847; died near Sharon, Tenn., Aug. 28, 1892; married C. B. Freeman son of the Rev. A. Freeman, No. Miss. Methodist Conference.

SALLIE LIGON, nee Waits, born Mar. 11, 1852; died Sept. 4, 1892; married Sept. 1, 1870; a son and daughter surviving.


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ANNIE E. SCAIFE daughter of J. H. and Annie Scaife, Memphis, Tenn., died Oct. 29, 1892 aged 6 years, 1 month; diphtheria.

SUSIE MAY ABERNATHY only child of Liles E. and Alice R. Abernathy, born April 20, 1865; married James H. Lightfoot, Dec. 13, 1883; died Oct. 30, 1892.

AMANDA C. ROBERTSON daughter of the Rev. W. A. and O. F. Robertson, born Feb. 6, 1873; died Dec. 7, 1892.

E. G. MILLER wife of Clayton Miller, Adair Co., Ky., born 1806; died Oct. 25, 1892 in residence of her sister, Parmelia Parish in Howard's Bottom, Cumberland Co., Ky.

MARY A. HAZLEWOOD born Maury Co., Tenn., Oct. 23, 1817; died in residence of son-in-law, H. F. Spencer, Martin, Texas, Oct. 24, 1892; youngest child of James and Elizabeth Doty and sister of the Rev. William E. Doty and N. H. Hazlewood of Raleigh, Tenn.; married Jan. 29, 1838; 3 children surviving her was one child, Mrs. Annie E. Spencer.

RACHEL L. GODWIN, nee Church wife of J. J. L. Godwin, Union City, Tenn., where she died Sept. 9, 1892; burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

The wife [Virena] of John CHARLES born Warren Co., Tenn. about 182l, died in Coffee Co., Tenn., July 22, 1892; burial in Mt. Pleasant Churchyard.


February 9, 1893

Colonel E. A. POWELL born in S.C., May 27, 1817; moved with parents to Fayette Co., Ala. in 1830; married (1) A. M. Lee, Dec. 22, 1846; 7 children; (2) Mrs. R. C. Murry, Aug. 27, 1873; sometime member of Alabama legislature. He died in September 1892.

MARY E. HEARN born Wilson Co., Tenn., Oct. 13, 1846; married R. W. Andrews, Jan. 6, 1881; died Newnan, Ga., Nov. 11, 1892.

ROBERT C. "Bob" SANDERS son of A. D. Sanders, born Pickens Co., Ala., Nov. 10, 1870; died July 17, 1892; married Gussie Coleman, Nov. 13, 1889; left a little daughter.

J. M. HARDWICK born Hawkins Co., Tenn., July 11, 1849; married Mary E. McCarty, Feb. 11, 1880; joined Methodist Church Sept. 1883; died Sept. 16, 1892.

Capt. J. W. M. MURPHY born in Tenn.; died San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 7, 1892; lived for years in Pine Bluff, Ark. His daughter, Mrs. Jodie McCoy, wife of the Rev. J. N. McCoy, died a few months ago.

NANNIE CARRINGTON wife of R. P. Carrington, daughter of J. F. and Mary E. Moffatt, born April 1862; married Jan. 3, 1882; died Nov. 2, 1892.

WILLIAM EDMONDSON born Mar. 10, 1821; married Caroline V. Neblett daughter of Dr. Josiah Neblett, Dec. 23, 1846; joined Methodist Church at Antioch August 187l; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., October 15, 1892.

L. DOUGLASS WILSON son of J. T. Wilson, born Cheatham Co., Tenn., Nov. 7, 1870; died Sept. 21, 1892; member of Pleasant View Methodist Church.

LINNIE JOHNSON born Nov. 10, 1882; died Nov. 11, 1892; daughter of James B. and S. J. Johnson; burial in cemetery at "old" Pleasant Hill Church.


February 16, 1893

Rev. J. B. ROBINS, pastor of First Methodist Church, Atlanta, Ga. died Feb. 7, 1893.

M. J. DALE born Smith Co., Tenn., April 1811; died Columbia, Tenn., Oct. 20, 1892; moved to Columbia at the age of 12 years; a merchant.

Mrs. M. M. IVY born Jan. 13, 1834; married J. W. Ivy, 1853; died December 6, 1892.

MARTHA W. HANCOCK wife of John Hancock died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Sept. 8, 1892; married (1) John Wilson, one daughter, Mrs. J. A. Johnston; (2) John Hancock, Dec. 29, 1850; 7 children, 5 surviving her.


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In honor of his sister, SOPHIA A. RICHMOND, her sister, Willie Lea, wrote that she was born in Boydton, Va., Sept. 10, 1838; died Shelby Co., Tenn., Nov. 7, 1892; daughter of the Rev. Solomon and Sophia Lea; spent childhood in Leasburg, N.C., her father's home, where he established a school. She married Dr. Leon Richmond of Marshall Co., Miss., April 4, 1859; burial in Mt. Moriah cemetery.

JOSIE L. SPEEGLES, nee Mann, born Cave Springs, Ga., April 16, 1817; died Cullman, Ala., Nov. 29, 1892; married John D. Speegles, April 29, 1891; 1 child.

CLIFTON "Cliffee" daughter of James A. and Lillie TILMAN died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Oct. 26, 1892 of membranous group in her fourth year of age.


February 23, 1893

MINERVA S. DOUB widow of the Rev. John B. Doub, born 1826; married in 1847; died Feb. 3, 1893 North Carolina.

MALINDA DICKEY born Fleming Co., Ky., June 27, 1809; died Nicholas Co., Ky., Nov. 27, 1892; married William Dickey, Feb. 24, 1831; several children. He died May 6, 1849.

SARAH F. HOOKS born July 14, 1845; died Aug. 13, 1892; married J. H. Hooks, Sept. 18, 1888; several children; member of New Salem Methodist Church.

SIDNEY M. LEECH born Lowndes Co., Miss., Feb. 2, 1862; died Denton, Texas, Nov. 27, 1892; remains returned "home" for burial.

Rev. W. A. YANCY, local elder of Methodist Church, born Crockett Co., Tenn., Feb. 26, 1831; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., July 20, 1892; licensed to preach in Methodist Church about 1856; married Jane, sister of the Rev. A. J. Mahon, 1855.

ROBERT BELL born Nov. 15, 1805; died Sept. 1, 1892; active Methodist layman.

VIOLET L. daughter of Asop and Elizabeth Jetton, wife of A. C. WILKINS, born Sept. 9, 1822; died Nov. 17, 1892; 4 sons, 5 daughters.

JOHN W. KEYES born Athens, Ala., Nov. 25, 1825; died near Wewahitcha, Florida, Nov. 27, 1892; lived for years in Montgomery, Ala.

Tribute of Respect for STELLA CUTEN, child, who died recently; by School School; undated.

WILLIAM P. BURRUS son of Lucien B. and Mattie E. Burrus, died Sept. 3, 1892 in residence of sister, Mrs. E. S. Alexander, Rutherford Co., Tenn.; his home was in Phillips Co., Arkansas.

M. P. COLLINS daughter of J. B. and W. Henning, born Dec. 31, 1840; married W. P. Meriwether (died 1877), 1859; 3 children; (2) M. P. Collins, 1881. Died Nov. 7, 1892. Her youngest child, ETTA, died 25 days before she died.


March 2, 1893

Rev. JOHN A. ELLIS died Moss Point, Miss., Jan. 16, 1893.

HARRIET J. BALDWIN, nee Blackstock, widow of the Rev. John D. Baldwin, Holston Methodist Conference, born near Asheville, N.C., Nov. 21, 1828; married Sept. 16, 1856; 6 children, one, Cora, died 3 years before her father died. She died near Sneedville, Tenn., Sept. 28, 1892.

MARY DOWELL STITH born Meade Co., Ky., May 28, 1826; married Edman J. Stith (died April 1860), August 1844; 7 children; moved from Ky. to Grayson Co., Texas in 1875 where she died July 13, 1892 from cancer of the throat.

REUBEN EDMONSTON born Christian Co., Ky., Dec. 1, 1802; moved with parents to Weakley Co., Tenn. in the fall of 1819; married (1) Parmelia Glasgow, Mar. 1, 1825; (2) Mary B. White, 1840; a founder of Mt. Vernon Methodist Church; moved 6 miles so. of Darden, Tenn. in 1841 where he died recently; active there in Liberty Methodist Church.


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ANNIE S. MARTIN daughter of H. Clagett, born Centerville, Tenn., Feb. 15, 1857; married M. P. Martin, Oct. 14, 1880; died Sept. 21, 1892.

JOHN H. WILLIAMS born Jan. 7, 1812; died April 4, 1892, having come in from the farm "took the baby, his pet grandchild in his arms and lay upon the bed to rest a short bit" and died. Member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows and a freemason.

DANIEL J. CARDWELL born Granville Co., N.C., April 25, 1809; moved to Tenn. about the age of 21 years; died Oct. 6, 1892, cancer; twice married; had ten children.


March 9, 1893

LEROY R. TURNER ten-year-old son of W. A. Turner; died in residence of Samuel Butler near Pulaski, Tenn., Feb. 22, 1893.

Rev. JAMES H. CORDON, Oxford, N.C. died from lockjaw, Feb. 22, 1893.

Rev. ROBERT M. FOSTER son of Robert and Martha W. Foster, born Abbeville Dist., S.C., Dec. 29, 1815; moved with parents to Maury Co., Tenn. in 1829; married Hannah F. Cochran, Feb. 21, 1837 and settled in Lewis Co., Tenn. where he served as a magistrate for 17 years; moved to Hardin County in 1861; died Oct. 2, 1892; 6 children.

THOMAS OSCAR ABERNATHY born Giles Co., Tenn., Feb. 17, 1842; died near Olivet, July 13, 1892; burial in Maplewood Cemetery; left a widow and 4 children.

JOHN A. SAVERY born Talladega, Ala., Feb. 4, 1849; died there Nov. 9, 1892; married Laura C. Carroll, May 11, 1871; had a brother, Joe; a sister, Sophia.

DORCAS STEVENSON, nee Jackson, born Oct. 14, 1832; married Coleman L. Stevenson, Feb. 5, 1857; died Oct. 11, 1892.

CORNELIA F. ENNIS born Unionville, S.C., May 1835; died Madison Station, Ala., Nov. 5, 1892; married R. P. Ennis in 1857; 6 children.

MURRY P. BURKHEAD born Jackson Co., Ark., April 17, 1872; died Franklin Co., Ark., Dec. 19, 1892; buried beside his mother.

LUCY RANSOM only child of Arthur S. and Lerida G. Ransom, born June 24, 189l; died Oct. 30, 1892; "before she was twelve months of age [she] could sing and carry tunes by herself." Her paternal grandfather was a Cumberland Presbyterian preacher; maternal grandfather a Methodist preacher.

L. N. YANCY, member of Morris Chapel Methodist Church, Lexington District, Tenn., died Nov. 27, 1892 in his 91st year of age. "Grandpa Young has gone to meet his son John who died a few years ago and a sainted wife;" left 2 sons and 1 daughters.

LENA ELIZABETH HARRALSON died Nov. 9, 1892; a tribute by Brownsville Auxiliary of Woman's Missionary Society; undated.

BENNIE little daughter of W. J. FOWLER, Eve Mills, died Oct. 24, 1892.

JANE CUNNINGHAM born Giles Co., Tenn., Oct. 15, 1820; moved in youth to Hardin Co., Tenn.; married David Cunningham, Dec. 8, 1840; died Sept. 25, 1892; 6 sons, 3 daughters.

W. W. PATTERSON born in east Tenn., Dec. 21, 1824; died Woodson Co., Kansas, Jan. 1, 1893; moved from Tenn. to Iowa in 1861 and then in 1866 to Kansas. Left his widow and 3 daughters, 1 son; the oldest daughter died May 31, 1884.

J. T. GIBSON died Wilson Co., Tenn., Dec. 3, 1892 aged 69 years; left widow and 2 children.

WILLIAM M. HASELWOOD infant son of William and Jennie Haselwood born Jan. 18, 1892; died Sept. 23, 1892.

EUERTT [as spelled in obituary] son of A. A. and Mattie J. FLYNT born Tishomingo Co., Miss., Feb. 1, 1891; died Aug. 31, 1892.


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HENRIETTA B. RIDDLE daughter of R. G. and Nancy Belcher born May 24, 1858; married W. M. Riddle, Oct. 7, 1883; died in Warren Co., Tenn., August 7, 1892.

Tribute of Respect for HATTIE MURRILL, member of Oakland Sunday School; by this group; undated, and further location not given.


March 16, 1893

Rev. J. A. RUSSELL died Sherman, Texas, Feb. 19, 1893.

JAMES RUFFIN WIGGINS born April 15, 1833; died Dec. 20, 1892; reared in Fayette Co., Tenn.

OPHELIA H. THEUS born Dec. 22, 1869; died Sept. 10, 1892, Jackson, Tenn.; married John W. Theus, June 4, 1889; they were Presbyterians.

ELIJAH T. GRAVES born Marshall Co., Tenn., Jan. 17, 1830; died Flatwoods, Tenn., May 28, 1892; married Susan Hickerson, Aug. 8, 1848; 6 children.

VIRGINIA G. BARCLAY daughter of Hugh and Luann L. Barclay, born Russellville, Ky., Sept. 17, 1850; graduate, Science Hill Academy, June 1868; married Dr. A. C. Wright, Bowling Green, Ky., May 28, 1874; died Oct. 20, 1892.

GEORGE T. PRICE born Feb. 18, 1836; died Dec. 23, 1892, Tenn., pneumonia; joined Methodist Church in 1860; left widow and sons and daughters.

LUCINDA HARMAN, nee Gann, born Washington Co., Tenn., Mar. 18, 1807; married Jacob Harmon in 1823; died near Lincoln, Ala., Nov. 28, 1892.

E. M. KITTRELL, nee Cain, born Abbeville Dist., S.C., Dec. 1, 1819; reared in Tuscaloosa Co., Ala. where she married William J. Kittrell, Feb. 5, 1835. Died Black Hawk, Miss., Dec. 20, 1892; had resided with son, Dr. B. F. Kittrell for years.

Dr. ROBERT W. RANKIN born Clark Co., Ky., June 10, 1870; son of John and Ella K. Rankkin; died Dec. 1, 1892; graduate in medicine, University of Louisville, Ky., 1892.

MORTON OLIVER born Caldwell Co., Ky., April 8, 1817; died Aug. 17, 1892; married Mary R. Thornton, 1839.

JOHN EDWARD son of W. E. and Mary BOYD born Mar. 18, 1892; died Nov. 10, 1893.

SALLIE F. daughter of William R. and E. V. CHISM born Monroe Co., Ky., July 28, 1872; died Aug. 27, 1892. Obituary submitted by Kittie and Phebe.

HENRIETTA MURRELL, nee Austin, born Casey Co., Ky., April 28, 1860; married Howard A. Murrell, Dec. 27, 1883; 5 children; died Adair Co., Ky., Nov. 3, 1892. Obituary submitted by Jesse Murrell.


March 23, 1893

Rev. Dr. ANDREW P. PEABODY, Unitarian, professor, Harvard University died Mar. 10, 1893.

OSMOND SUMMERS BARBEE son of Dr. Barbee died in Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 13, 1893 "a bright and lovable young man."

ELIZA LEWIS CARTER HARRISON, widow of Dr. Gessner Harrison died in Richmond, Va., Mar. 16, 1893 in the 84th year of her age.

Hon. JOHN LELLYETT, lawyer and member of McKendree Methodist Church, Nashville, Tenn., died March 19, 1893.

ALMA P. NORWOOD wrote that her mother, SARAH E. PENN, died in Georgetown, Tenn., Dec. 20, 1892, pneumonia; her husband's father, WILLIAM J. NORWOOD died in Texas, Dec. 31, 1892, pneumonia.

GEORGE J. EDRINGTON son of William and Sallie Edrington born Green Co., Ky., June 28, 1813; died Taylor Co., Ky., Oct. 5, 1892; married (1) Brazilla Brown (died Aug. 1871), Feb. 1835; 10 children, including the Rev. James L. Edrington, Louisville Conference; (2) Ruhama Robinson, 1875; joined Methodist Church in 1836.


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WILLIAM McCLANAHAN born Morgan Co., Ala., Feb. 19, 1830; married Carolina McGathery (died April 29; 1885), at the age of 20 years; married secondly to Mrs. Tatum in 1888. He died in residence of his daughter, Mrs. D. S. Richmond, DeSoto Co., Miss., Dec. 23, 1892; 4 children.

O. B. RICHARDSON born Smith Co., Texas, Mar. 21, 1847; married Sarah J. Duke, 1866; moved to Prentiss Co., Miss. in 1881 where he died Oct. 29, 1892.

Mr. [ ] HOWARD born Coosa Co., Ala., 1866; died of typhoid fever, Nov. 13, 1892; had been a student at A & M College, Auburn, Ala.

BETTIE MORGAN born McLean Co., Ky., Dec. 31, 1870; died Muhlenburg Co., Ky., July 15, 1892; married Guy C. Morgan, May 30, 1889.

EDDIE P. McDONALD only child of Jesse and Mollie J. McDonald born Mar. 11, 1887; died Nov. 26, 1892.

MABLE K. infant daughter of John B. and S. Keturah SANDERS born Feb. 17, 1892; died Booneville, Miss., Dec. 7, 1892; croup.

ADDIEL E. TRENT born Rock Mills, Ala., Dec. 14, 1890; died May 24, 1892; son of Dr. P. Glover and Ida Trent; grandson of Dr. P. Green Trent.

Dr. JAMES M. SHIVERS, JR. son of J. M. and Sallie Shivers, born Goodlettsville, Tenn., Feb. 12, 1864; graduate, medical department, Vanderbilt University; married Ellen daughter of Dr. B. F. Kittrell, Black Hawk, Miss.; he died in Black Hawk of typhoid fever, Oct. 10, 1892.

NEIL McLEOD born Moore Co., N.C., July 22, 1811; moved to Tenn. in 1833; married M. L. Pope, Sept. 10, 1844; she died Sept. 17, 1875. He died Sept. 25, 1892. "In his last hours all his children were at his bedside."


March 30, 1893

ELIZABETH OWEN widow of the Rev. F. A. Owen, mother of Mrs. D. H. McGavrock, died Mar. 27, 1892; burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.

SARAH PETRIE FORGY daughter of Judge Hazel G. Petrie and wife of S. Walton Forgy, born Sept. 15, 1865; graduate, Nashville College for Young Ladies, June 1886; married in 1889; died Nov. 8, 1892; a long panegyric written by Gross Alexander.

Rev. ALANSON C. DEWITT son of James and Dorcas Dewitt, born Bedford Co., Va., Feb. 23, 1809; joined Methodist Church in 1825; married Julia Ann Markham, July 21, 1829; entered on ministry in Kentucky Methodist Conference in 1836; died Gordonsville, Ky., Dec. 10, 1892.

MARY E. JONES, nee Walker, born July 11, 1852; married W. C. Jones, March 7, 1867; joined Methodist Church in Sept. 1885; died Jan. 31, 1893; 4 children, the youngest 3 weeks old.

SUSAN RICHARDSON widow of Quinton Richardson, formerly of Greene Co., Tenn., born Oct. 27, 1818; died in Howell Co., Mo., Dec. 24, 1892; burial in Willow Springs Cemetery, Howell Co.

SUSAN A. BEASLEY born Clark Co., Ga. about 1812; died in residence of her son, Charlie Beasley, Tipton Co., Tenn., Oct. 12, 1892.

MARTHA J. LACY only child of John J. and Martha E. Boon, born near Jackson, Tenn., June 23, 1852; completed education in Salem, N.C.; married H. R. Lacy in 1873; moved to Woodruff Co., Ark. in 1887 where she died Jan. 24, 1893; pneumonia; 5 children.


April 6, 1893

M. F. COWDEN daughter of William R. and Susan C. Peebles born Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 15, 1827; married James S. Cowden, Jan. 12, 1854; 5 children, among them, Irene, wife of Rev. D. F. Osteen. Died Feb. 1, 1893.

JESSE I. WELLS born Caswell Co., N.C., Nov. 15, 1816; died Dec. 4, 1892; moved in youth to Tenn., eventually to Haywood Co., Tenn.; a druggist; moved to Jackson, Tenn. from Trenton about three years ago.


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J. T. GIBSON born Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 13, 1823; died near Lebanon, Tenn., Dec. 3, 1892; only child of William and Rebecca Gibson; his father died when he was 4 years old (in Nashville) and his mother died April 20, 1852. He married Mary Ida Horn, Oct. 24, 1883; 2 children. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

CAROLINE H. ROWSE NOEL born Lexington, Ky., Sept. 26, 1807; one of the first graduates of Science Hill Academy, Shelbyville, Ky.; married Garnet B. Noel, a native of Frankfort, Ky., July 13, 1826; moved to Logan Co., Ky. in 1837; 12 children, 1 surviving. Her husband died April 16, 1859; she died January 17, 1893.

SALLIE LEWIS SPEIGHT born Robertson Co., Tenn., March [day smeared] 1810; died in the residence of son-in-law, Dr. J. B. Smith, Ashland City, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1892; daughter of Asa and Edith Bryan; married Jesse M. Speight; "robust" in body and mind.

MARTHA C. ESSLINGER, nee Neel, born Madison Co., Ala., Oct. 6, 1821; died Jan. 11, 1893; married William W. Esslinger, June 8, 1843; he died Sept. 17, 1889; 8 sons, 4 daughters.

HENRY W. CARSON born Maury Co., Tenn., Jan. 20, 1865; died Florence, Ala., Jan. 1, 1893; buried in Florence; joined Methodist Church in 1891.

MAGGIE daughter of W. W. and M. ESSLINGER born Oct. 15, 1883; died Jan. 24, 1893. "Maggie was a good little girl."


April 13, 1893

WILLIAM M. WALKER born Feb. 19, 1825, Haywood Co., Tenn.; died in residence of youngest son, R. E. Walker, Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Nov. 15, 1892; married Sarah F. Davis; 7 children, one daughter died when she was about two years old.

JAMES W. SWINDLE born near Sparta, Tenn., April 18, 1847; died Danville, Ala., Jan. 7, 1893, pneumonia; married Elizabeth K. Roberts in 1869; she died July 1891; 4 children.

MARGUERETTE LYLE born Montgomery Co., Tenn., April 28, 1807; married Thomas Lyle, April 4, 1827; 4 sons, 4 daughters. Died Aug. 29, 1892. Burial in Stanton, Tennessee cemetery.

CHARLES T. SWIGGERT son of Judge W. H. and M. Swiggert born Jan. 16, 1879; killed in an excursion train accident, June 24, 1892.

Tribute of Respect for R. T. CONLY who died recently; by Munford, Ala. Methodist Sunday School; undated.

FANNIE C. ATCHISON daughter of William and Ann Atchison, born Nov. 23, 1889; died of croup, Nov. 2, 1892; baptized September 3, 1890.

L. R. KITTLE son of Louis R. and Elizabeth Kittle, born Henderson, N.C., Oct. 23, 1846; married Emily Barton, Nov. 2, 1876; several children, all living; died recently.

LULA D. MADISON born May 3, 1873, Pulaski, Tenn.; died Lynville, Tenn., Dec. 19, 1892 of a "protracted illness."

FLORENCE A. BROWN daughter of the Rev. Willis J. Brown, born June 28, 1869; died Nov. 3, 1892, typhoid fever. Her brother, WILLIAM W. BROWN, died of the same disease, Sept. 19, 1892.

Miss LUCY A. KEETON born Decatur Co., Tenn., Feb. 3, 1861; died Dec. 20, 1892.

ADA SAWYER daughter of Lee Sawyer died Jan. 26, 1893 aged 24 years.

CLARA MAY infant daughter of the Rev. J. G. and Ella JONES born Sept. 21, 1891; died Sept. 29 1892.

JESSICA infant daughter of F. R. and Beulah HESTER born Dec. 8, 1892; died Jan. 24, 1893.

BYRON HASTINGS adopted son of J. T. and E. Hastings born May 2, 1888; died near Tabernacle, Tenn., Oct. 23, 1892.


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FANNIE RAWLS daughter of John W. and S. F. Black born near Athens, Ala., Jan. 27, 1869; married Robert M. Rawls, editor of the ALABAMA COURIER, Dec. 18, 1883; died Jan. 10, 1893; had a son aged 6 years; a daughter aged 8 years.

Capt. J. W. THOMPSON born Feb. 19, 1836; died 6 miles south of Iuka, Miss., Jan. 6, 1893; his mother, Eusebia Thompson, born Jan. 22, 1812; married J. M. Thompson, July 31, 1832; died Nov. 8, 1891.

MILDRED daughter of N. and Bettie H. ROTHROCK born Mar. 9, 1892; died Missouri City, Mo., Oct. 18, 1892.

ELLEN POWELL, nee Hancock, born Wilson Co., Tenn., April 11, 1860; married Dr. C. S. Powell, April 9, 1886; died Dec. 25, 1892.

JONATHAN H. McCRAW born in N.C., Feb. 26, 1820; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. in 1836; married (1) Mary B. Jackson (died Feb. 6, 1850), Oct. 18, 1843; 3 children, all deceased; (2) Elizabeth Harris, Jan. 5, 1851; 12 children, 8 surviving. He died Dec. 3, 1892.

WILLIAM DOWNING born Hardin Co., Tenn., Oct. 11, 1842; died Jan. 16, 1893; married Mary J. Richardson, Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Feb. 8, 1866; moved to Carroll Co., Tenn. in 1866, near Lavinia; member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.

THOMAS C. STANFIELD born Aug. 30, 1830; married Dec. 4, 1855; died Oct. 2, 1892; member of Cedar Grove Methodist Church.

DAVID S. GLASS born Cherokee Co., Texas, July 16, 1848; died Attala Co., Miss., Aug. 19, 1892; married Sallie Sweeney in 1873; 2 sons, 4 daughters.

G. O. ERWIN died Iuka, Miss., June 13, 1892 aged 39 years; left 2 sons, 2 daughters.

GLADYS infant daughter of James and Annie C. DEERY, Shelbyville, Tenn., died Dec. 16, 1892.


April 20, 1893

NANCY FLOYD PHELPS daughter of the Rev. George L. Rogers, a local Methodist preacher, born Bullitt Co., Ky.; her mother was a Miss Floyd; married (1) Thomas Phelps and moved to Miss.; after three years returned to Bullitt Co. where he died in 1851 and she married Judge Wesley Phelps a cousin of her late husband; had no children. She died March 21, 1892.

BETTIE HOLMAN, nee Dranghon, wife of William Holman, Robertson Co., Tenn., died Dec. 4, 1892; married Nov. 1, 1882.

Tribute of Respect for TURNER G. MORGAN, born Mar. 9, 1827; died Sept. 18, 1892; by Quarterly Conference, Brookville Circuit, Columbus Dist., No. Miss. Methodist Conference; undated.

ELIZABETH A. COPELAND, nee King born Anderson Dist., S.C., Oct. 25, 1825; died recently; married J. W. Copeland, Dec. 4, 1844; 12 children, 6 surviving her.

ELMORE H. C. SARVER born Fountain Head, Tenn., July 29, 1827; died Feb. 1893, consumption.

REBECCA BOWERS, nee Adams, born in Ill., Jan. 1811; moved to Ky., then to Darden, Tenn.; married Giles Bowers about 1831. 13 children. Died Clinton, Ky., Feb. 18, 1893.

LAURA SHARMAN daughter of Robert and Nannie Sharman born Goderick, Ontario, Canada, June 15, 1878; died Hardinsburg, Ky., Sept. 20, 1892; her father and brother Eddie predeceased her.

ELIZABETH ORR, nee Griffith, born Boyle Co., Ky., Oct. 11, 1847; died Princeton, Ky., Dec. 19, 1892; daughter of David and Ann Griffith; married B. F. Orr, Feb. 13, 1873; 7 children.


April 27, 1893

MATTIE L. CROSS daughter of B. J. Cross born Mar. 27, 1891; died Dec. 28, 1892.

MARY A. PYLE infant daughter and only child of J. A. E. and Abie (Hyatt)Pyle, born Aug. 13, 1891; died Jan. 10, 1893.


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OSMOND SUMMERS BARBEE born June, 1873; son of Dr. Barbee; died Mar. 13, 1893; never physically robust; his brothers, Jimmie, Memphis and Rankin, Emory and Henry College, arrived to see him before he died. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.

Rev. WILLIAM J. CROW son of John W. and Nancy Crow born Allen Co., Ky., Feb. 8, 1828; married Sarah E. Hinton, 1850; 9 children; Methodist preacher. His brother, Rev. ENOCH M. CROW, Vernon, Texas, died August 6, 1892.

HENRY R. SHERROD son of Irvin R. and Eliza Sherrod, born Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Aug. 27, 1827; moved to Tipton Co., Tenn. in 1830; married (1) Fannie Scales, 1854; 6 children; (2) Lillie Sayers; 2 children; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. where he died January 9, 1893.

T. F. GRAHAM died July 1, 1892, an employee of the L & N Railroad, Bessemer, Alabama; died accidentally under the wheels of a train; aged about 45 years. Mattie was his deceased wife.

SABRA B. FRANCIS born Northampton Co., N.C., Dec. 26, 1811; died Feb. 6, 1893 in residence of daughter, Mrs. C. F. Warfield near Columbia, Tennessee.

SALINA GOOD wrote that her "dear mother," N. S. GOOD, born in Tenn., May 26, 1842; daughter of Brinkley Lasiter, married J. F. Good, 1857; moved to Texas in Oct. 1891, died May 8, 1892; 10 children, 8 surviving her.

J. H. CARSON born in east Tenn. in 1848; moved with parents to north Miss.; died Okolona, Miss., Feb. 23, 1892; his wife predeceased him.

LUCY A. LARKINS, nee Wilcox, born Union Co., Ky., Dec. 20, 1828; father died when she was 3 years old and she moved with mother to Logan Co., Ky. and married Henry Larkins, Trigg Co., Ky., July 4, 1850; died Dec. 18, 1892.

MARY E. PORTER wife of James P. Porter, died Clinton, Ky., Jan. 31, 1893; 6 children, 1 predeceased her.

HENRY A. RIVES born Warren Co., N.C., Dec. 26, 1816; at age of 16 years moved to Montgomery Co., Tenn.; married (1) Eleanor P. Tillotson, 1836; (2) Bessie C. Atkinson; he died recently.


May 4, 1893

EMMA JOHNSON HUME wife of John Knox Hume, a talented singer, died young, recently.

MARTHA LEE, Louisville, Ky., born Hardin Co., Ky., Feb. 18, 1823, daughter of Josiah E. and Eleanor Best; married Dr. Samuel Lee (died March 18, 1873), Hardin Co., May 23, 1841; died Jan. 27, 1893 in residence of son-in-law, Judge J. Q. Slaughter in Hardin County.

MARGARET E. ROSS daughter of Eli and Cynthia Cherry, born Hardin Co., Tenn., May 31, 1836; attended Tenn. Conference Female College, Columbia, Tenn.; married Isaac W. Ross, April 14, 1867; 6 children, 4 surviving her.

Hon. J. C. APPLE born Smith Co., Tenn., Aug. 26, 1825; died near Chestnut Mound, Tenn., April 1, 1892; farmer; justice of the peace for forty years; one time sheriff of Jackson County, etc

JOSEPHUS A. ADAMS born Macon Co., Tenn., Aug. 15, 1834; died Warren Co., Ky., Dec. 15, 1892; married (1) Lucy A. Jenkins; 4 children; (2) Mary E. Patton.

OZELLA M. SMITH daughter of R. M. and M. H. Smith born Smith Co., Tenn., Sept. 22, 1876; died Jan. 14, 1893; surviving were parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Tribute of Respect for GEORGIE PEAY, member of Goodlettsville Methodist Sunday School, who died Feb. 9, 1893; by her classmates; undated.

SALLIE S. LEWIS youngest daughter of James M. Lewis, born Rodney, Miss., June 30, 1868; died Feb. 19, 1893.

Tribute of Respect for ABBIE SCARBROUGH member of Class #7 in a school; died recently; by school personnel; undated.


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ELIKA ANN DISHEROON born Floyd Co., Ga., May 23, 1850; died near Hot Springs, Ark. Feb. 12, 1893; 7 children, 6 surviving her.

SARAH J. BENNETT, nee Adams, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Mar. 22, 1828; moved to Ky. in the spring of 1845; married Henry Bennett, May 24, 1853; died July 23, 1892; one of the oldest members of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church. Sister of the Rev. S. B. Adams, Memphis Methodist Conference.


May 11, 1893

Dr. WHITEFOORD SMITH born Charleston, S.C., Nov. 7, 1812; son of Whitefoord Smith, Sr. of Scots descent; his mother was a sister of the Rev. Peter Shand, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbia, S.C.; educated for the law but chose to enter the Methodist ministry; he served the church in S.C. and Ga.; died in April 1893.

SEPTIMUS P. RICE son of James and Mary Rice, born Northumberland Co., Va., Nov. 29, 1818; died Tuscumbia, Ala., Feb. 3, 1893; married Maria E. Wood, July 17, 1856, Florence, Ala.; 3 sons, 6 daughters; graduate, LaGrange College, Alabama; elected president of State Normal College, Florence, Ala. in 1872; was president of Deshler Female Institute, Tuscumbia when he died.

AUSTIN CORNELIUS born Logan Co., Ky., Aug. 1, 1835; died Jan. 22, 1893; married Sarah V. Gloss, Mar. 16, 1869; 7 children, 6 surviving him.

THOMAS B. WILKINS born Todd Co., Ky., Oct. 1, 1832; married Annie Shaw, Feb. 2, 1858; 3 sons; died Feb. 26, 1893.

ELIZABETH STEVENS, nee Dunn, born Caldwell Co., Ky., 1820; married Elijah Stevens, August 20, 1842; joined Methodist Church in 1858; died April 30, 1892.

ADA PETUS, nee Taylor, born Perry Co., Tenn., April 6, 1869; died Gleason, Tenn., Feb. 16, 1893; married H. A. Petus, Dec. 19, 1884.

Tribute of Respect for the Rev. GEORGE S. INGE, evangelist, native of Miss., who died recently in Memphis, Tenn.; by group in revival, Ripley, Miss.; undated.

ALLIE A. TRICE born June 30, 1817; joined Methodist Church in 1834; married N. F. Trice, Feb. 4, 1841; he died Mar. 2, 1858. She died Jan. 24, 1893; burial in New Providence, Tenn.

GOLDIA F. daughter of Julia HENRY born Aug. 29, 1889; died Jan. 5, 1893.

NANNIE MARY daughter of Forrest and Juliette PEEPLES born Gardner, Tenn., Jan. 16, 1892; died there August 10, 1892.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. R. B. ADKINS who died recently, a member of a Sunday School memorializing her; undated.

Mrs. MARY E. EDWARDS, oldest member of Coal Creek Methodist Church, died Feb. 23, 1893 after a "long life."


May 18, 1893

MARGARET C. DENNY wife of William R. Denny died in residence of son, Rev. Collins Denny, on Vanderbilt University campus, May 5, 1893; burial in Winchester, Virginia.

Rev. W. A. ANDERSON, DD, died Carlisle, Ky., May 1, 1893; minister for nearly fifty years.

ELIJAH "Lige" STEVENS born Obion Co., Tenn., July 22, 1820; joined Methodist Church Nov. 7, 1873; died June 26, 1892; he "lived in sin till he was fifty-three years old", went to California in search of gold in early 1850s; became a religious Methodist.

Professor BEN F. ROE born Dale Co., Ala., April 10, 1860; son of Martin Roe, one of 9 children; married Mary Phipps, Hickman Co., Ky., 1888; died Dade City, Fl., Feb. 2, 1893.


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A. B. C. DICKINSON born Albemarle Co., Va., May 12, 1817; at age of 18 months moved with parents to Sumner Co., Tenn. where he ever afterwards lived; married Susan daughter of Ephraim Pursley, Dec. 1846; 5 children, 3 surviving him; he was a farmer; active Methodist layman; died near Castalian Springs, Tenn., February 27, 1893.

SARAH E. HESTON born Leitchfield, Ky., Sept. 19, 1852; died in the same place in her mother's residence, Jan. 4, 1893; an invalid.

ROBERT BOYD born Davidson Co., Tenn., Mar. 26, 1817; died Logan Co., Ky., Mar. 4, 1893; burial beside his wife in the family graveyard.

FLORENCE E. TRAHERN daughter of James M. and Lorena J. Crabtree, born Hopkinsville, Ky., Oct. 11, 1849; when a few months old moved with parents to New Providence, Tenn. where she married J. B. Trahern, Jan. 9, 1873; 2 sons, one predeceased her, Joseph Bowling Trahern. The other, Elwyn Baxter Trahern survived her. She died February 19, 1893.

GRACY BOYNTON died Feb. 17, 1893; married twice, first, Mr. Cain, then J. W. Boynton in Dec. 1891.


May 25, 1893

MARY T. KING daughter of Samuel and Lucy Howard both Smith Co., Tenn., Sept. 9, 1818; her father was a teacher; she married Dr. A. H. King, April 14, 1836; 7 children, 2 surviving her; died Feb. 28, 1893.

E. WESLEY ADAMS born Williamson Co., Tenn., April 26, 1815; moved to Bedford Co., Tenn. with parents when an infant; married Jan. 20, 1857; died Feb. 7, 1893; left widow, 1 dau., 2 sons.

REBECCA A. GRAY wife of John V. Gray, Centerville, Tenn., born Hickman Co., Tenn., Sept. 22, 1845; died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 14, 1893; married Sept. 26, 1866.

MARY GARWOOD HOUSE wife of James House, Gallatin, Tenn., born in west Tenn., July 17, 1836; died Jan. 17, 1893; married (1) Rev. Charles L. Hamill; (2) F. A. Schluster, 1865; (3) James House, 1889.

LOUIS CLINTON son of W. J. and Sophia A. MORPHY born Sulphur Springs, Texas, Nov. 7, 1883; died Seattle, Washington, Feb. 18, 1893.

R. A. E. BEAUCHAMP born Jacksonville, Florida, Nov. 5, 1827; died Columbus, Miss., Feb. 24, 1893; moved with parents to Miss. about 1836; married Judge John J. Beauchamp, Mar. 1, 1843; daughter of the Rev. Elisha Callaway, Methodist preacher for more than fifty years.

J. J. D. R. SHUMATE born Oct. 1, 1815; died Mar. 17, 1893; married Mary Warmoth.

JAMES C. DOUGLAS born Holmes Co., Miss., Oct. 19, 1861 and lived his life there, moving to Navarro Co., Texas last Nov. for his health; he died in Corsicana, Feb. 10, 1893; married Pearl Griffin, Dec. 22, 1887; 1 daughter.


June 1, 1893

Rev. MICAJAH SOUTHARD born Burke Co., N.C., July 24, 1812; died Franklin Co., Ark., March 17, 1893; moved to Ark. in 1857; married (1) Miss Patillo; 1 daughter; (2) Sarah A. Murrell, July 15, 1845; several children. Methodist preacher for many years.

Dr. JOHN STERLING CHERRY son of the Rev. W. D. and Sallie E. Cherry, born at Pegram's Station, middle Tenn., Oct. 6, 1868; moved with parents nearer to Nashville in 1880 and into Nashville in 1882; graduate, Edgewood Normal College, 1888; Tenn. Medical College, Feb. 1891 "with honors"; he practiced medicine in several places but being ill he returned to his parents home in Dickson, Tenn. where he died Mar. 13, 1893. His uncle, Tom Hutton, mentioned; his sister, Willie, also mentioned.

Mrs. MARTHA C. COLE died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 6, 1893.


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HUGH NEAL son of Dr. P. and Elizabeth McCULLAR, born Oct. 12, 1870, McNairy Co., Tenn.; married Lula Bigham, Tishomingo Co., Miss. in the fall of 1891; died Tupelo, Miss., Jan. 18, 1893; reared in Alcorn Co., Miss.

CAROLINE H. NOEL, nee House, born Lexington, Ky., Sept. 26, 1807, married Garrett B. Noel, July 13, 1826; died Jan. 17, 1893; 11 children; one of the first graduates of Science Hill Academy. She had 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The Noels moved from Shelbyville, Ky. to Logan Co., Ky. in the fall of 1837 where they spent the rest of their married life. He died September 16, 1859. She wanted to remain in her old home. "It is desirable with the old people to keep the old home as a place where the children may congregate once in awhile." Her death was quiet; asked if she were ill, she replied, "No, only tired." Buried in the old Pleasant Run Churchyard.

MARTHA CRAWFORD widow of John M. Crawford, Loachapoka, Ala., died March 6, 1893; daughter of the Rev. Michael and Elizabeth Dunn; born Jasper Co., Ga., Nov. 17, 1819; married in 1832; 7 children.

SALLIE BAKER daughter of James and Martha Holloway, born Dec. 24, 1853; married Andrew J. Baker, Nov. 27, 1877; died near Antioch, Tenn., Feb. 15, 1893; 5 children.

HARRIETT H. LAMOND, nee White, born Carroll Co., Ky., Nov. 23, 1814; married J. J. Lamond, Nov. 3, 1843; died Union Co., Ky., Jan. 23, 1893.

THOMAS HARDIN PRIEST born Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 19, 1812; married (1) Nancy Merritt; (2) Julia A. Garner; died in the county of his birth, Jan. 31, 1893; burial at Spring Hill, Maury Co., Tenn.

RUFUS FRANK HARWELL born Sept. 16, 1824; died Crockett Co., Tenn., Mar. 7, 1893; surviving were several children.


June 8, 1893

D. CAL. McMILLIN son of James P. and Nannie J. McMillin born Chattanooga, Tenn., June 10, 1859; died Tampa, Florida, Mar. 23, 1893; three years a student at Emory and Henry College and a graduate of Vanderbilt University; he left a widow and 2 children.

MATTIE P. WADDY, nee Parham, born in N.C. June 28, 1845; married Dr. David T. Waddy, Oct. 9, 1864; died in Collierville, Tenn., Mar. 13, 1893; active in Woman's Missionary Society and Ladies' Aid Society in local Methodist Church.

Dr. DAVID Z. WADDY son of Colonel Samuel and M. H. Waddy, born Paris, Tenn., June 19, 1828; died Nov. 20, 1892; studied medicine; practiced medicine in Lovelaceville, Ky.; married Mattie Parham, Oct. 9, 1864; 4 children.

MARTHA A. LOVE daughter of David B. and Amelia Love, born Davidson Co., Tenn., April 10, 1815; died Polk Co., Mo., Feb. 19, 1893; married the Rev. A. Mathews in 1852. "We shall see her no more this side the flood."

MARIA A. HUDSON, nee Jones, born in middle Tenn., Oct. 30, 1840; died Prairie Co., Ark., Mar. 13, 1893; moved with parents to Prairie County in 1854; joined Methodist Church in 1863; married Giles J. Branch; he died leaving her with 2 children. She married A. B. Hudson in November 1830; 4 children, 2 surviving her.

LUCY A. SMITH daughter of the Rev. A. C. Smith; wife of Mina E. Smith of Trezevant, Tenn., born Sept. 19, 1870; married Jan. 22, 1891; died Mar. 22, 1893.

HUGHES A. COBB born near Big Rock, Tenn., Dec. 25, 1874; died Feb. 11, 1893.

MARY A. ALLEN, nee Cummins born Lyon Co., Ky., Oct. 19, 1862; married Dr. F. L. Allen, Aug. 15, 1888; Lamasco, Kentucky; died Mar. 19, 1893.

VALLIE NICHOLS, nee Balthrop born Nov. 21, 1869; died Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 18, 1893; an uncle, Dr. W. H. Crouch of Cumberland Furnace mentioned.


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Rev. PETER I. KELSEY born Mar. 29, 1822; died Mar. 7, 1893. Born and reared in Maury Co., Tenn.; joined the Memphis Methodist Conference as a preacher in 1846; ordained deacon in 1848; ordained elder in 1850; married Sarah O. Ellis, May l3, 1850; twenty-seven years an itinerant preacher; twenty-one in the "local ranks." Had nine children.

SARAH J. HARRELL born Monroe Co., Miss., Sept. 11, 1840; married M. D. Harrell, Dec. 14, 1870; died Mar. 26, 1893; of several children, one was a daughter, Annie.

MARY B. FRENCH daughter of Dr. Allen and Polly Caldwell born Woodford Co., Ky., Sept. 8, 1820; died Mar. 2l, 1893; married D. O. French, Hickman Co., Ky., Jan. 20, 1842; 4 children.

NANCY WILLIAMS COMER daughter of Richard and Nancy Parker, born July 9, 1822; married Abner L. Comer, Oct. 20, 1844; died Dec. 24, 1892.


June 15, 1893

Rev. J. H. BROOKS, retired Methodist preacher, No. Miss. Methodist Conference, died near Wall Hill, Tate Co., Miss., June 4, 1893.

Professor [ ] WILEY entered Emory and Henry College as a staff member and continued until his death March 14, 1893; married Lizzie Reeves; 8 children.

MARY HAMSLEY died Jan. 22, 1893; one of the oldest members of Chestnut Street Methodist Church.

Mrs. MELISA H. ROBERTSON born Union Dist., S.C., Feb. 25, 1809; died Triune, Tenn., Sept. 3, 1892.

SOPHIA A. HOOKER born near Lexington, Ky., Mar. 11, 1839; daughter of David Logan; married (1) I. N. Steele (died Sept. 8, 1872), Feb. 9, 1864; one son; (2) Dr. B. P. Booker, Mar. 28, 1876; one daughter; died March 27, 1893; burial in Red Oak Cemetery.

HARRIET B. MOORER born Camden, S.C., 1814; died in residence of son-in-law, Benjamin D. Walker, Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Jan. 5, 1893; moved with husband, William A. Moorer, in 1847, to county where she spent the rest of her life.

ELIZA J. McMILLAN born Autauga Co., Ala., May 17, 1808; moved to Coosa Co., Ala. about 1837; married Samuel Bryan, Oct. 12, 1843; died near Kellyton, Dec. 4, 1892; first a Presbyterian, then a Cumberland Presbyterian.

DAVID CHAMBLISS died April 1, 1893 aged about 71 years.

MARTHA A. LASSITER, nee Bowen, born in Ala., June 10, 1826; died Coleman Co., Texas, in residence of son-in-law, William Webb, Mar. 3, 1893; married William G. Lassiter, Nov. 11, 1851; 6 children, 4 surviving her.

Tribute of Respect for J. S. HALEY who died March 11, 1893 former superintendent of the Mt. Olivet Sunday School, Tennessee Methodist Conference; by the members of this group; undated.

JESSE TROTTER born Sevier Co., Tenn., Nov. 15, 1832; died Dalton, Ga., Feb. 5, 1893; much of his life "was of intense suffering."

WILLIAM T. BRADSHAW so of W. T. and E. A. Bradshaw born Graves Co., Ky., Sept. 17, 1862; died Parker Co., Texas, Mar. 18, 1893; left widow and 3 children. "I had rather live to raise my children but if I must die I am ready. "

WILMA daughter of Bettie GREGORY died August 10, 1892.

EDDIE SUE daughter of C. H. and Bettie GREGORY born Sept. 26, 1892; died Mar. 18, 1893.


June 22, 1893

WILLIAM R. CLARK born in N.C., Aug. 28, 1815; moved with parents to Maury Co., Tenn. in 1820-21; married Frances O. Blackburn in 1837-38; moved to Texas in 1851; died Belton, Texas, Mar. 4, 1893.


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Mrs. J. B. BITTNER, nee Clark, died April 16, 1893.

RACHEL POWELL born Jan. 16, 1804; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Feb. 14, 1893; ten children; her husband and 2 children predeceased her.

ALICE infant daughter of Lloyd and Lizzie CARTER born Apr. 30, 1892; died Apr. 5, 1893.

ANNA W. THOMAS GRIFFIN oldest daughter of the Rev. A. H. and E. G. Thomas, born Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 23, 1860; died Feb. 15, 1893; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis; during the Civil War her family lived in no. Miss. but in 1865 returned to Memphis; graduate, Higbee School, 1878 and State Female College, 1879; teacher; married H. S. Griffin, Arlington, Tenn., 1888; one child.

DANIEL L. BRUNER born Monroe Co., Ind., Aug. 1, 1841; moved with parents to Ill. in 1850 and in 1853 to Texas; served in the Confederate army; in 1868 located in Benton Co., Ark.; married Penelope Litteral, 1870; died Feb. 25, 1893.

JAMIE T. CARGILL son of William T. and Birdie [Bertie] Cargill born Mar. 21, 1887; died Fayette Co., Tenn., Nov. 6, 1891; croup.

CHARLES A. BAILEY born Lynchburg, Va., May 18, 1825; son of Vincent Shelton Bailey and Martha (Anderson) Bailey; his parents were married by Bishop Early on Dec. 23, 1823; his father died and his mother moved to Clarksville, Tenn. His mother married Rev. Henry B. North, Tenn. Methodist Conference, Jan. 4, 1832 and moved to Williamson Co., Tenn. where he ever afterwards lived. He married Sarah E. Hodge, May 30, 1861; died Franklin, Tenn., Oct. 10, 1892; 2 daughters.

SARAH E. GLASSCOCK born Nov. 7, 1829, Trenton, Ky.; married James Glasscock, Mar. 22, 1845; died Feb. 27, 1893; 11 children, 8 surviving her.

Miss TOMMIE A. GOSSETT born Aug. 17, 1875; died Mar. 30, 1893.

FANNIE C. CARPENTER born Nov. 22, 1877; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 27, 1893.

DELIA daughter of O. M. MITCHELL, near Bunker Hill, Tenn.; born Dec. 29, 1892; died Jan. 5, 1893.

Miss LINA J. JONES daughter of Manson Jones, dec., Savannah, Ga., died April 5, 1893; she was a teacher.


June 29, 1893

MARY CHAPPELL POLK born Maury Co., Tenn., Jan. 22, 1813; died Columbia, Tenn., April 18, 1893 in residence of son-in-law, W. W. Cherry; married (1) John White; 2 children; (2) Gideon B. Polk, Jan. 17, 1837; 4 children, 2 surviving her, Mrs. W. W. Cherry and Mrs. W. C. Aydelott, both of Columbia; a grandson, J. Polk Cherry, employed by Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tenn.

THEOPHILUS T. BOND born Mar. 17, 1825; joined Methodist Church in 1852; married Laura Warlick, April 1, 1852; died Madison Co., Tenn., April 20, 1893, suddenly, on returning home from his garden; left widow and 8 children.

MAGGIE M. COWHERD daughter of George A. and Anna Cowherd born Nov. 29, 1874; died Dec. 1, 1892; joined Methodist Church October 29, 1883.

Dr. WILLIAM A. EALEY born Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 8, 1830; died Somerville, Tenn., Mar. 9, 1893; graduate, Louisville Medical College, 1849; married Lucy Carpenter, 1852; became a master mason in 1853.

ARTEMUS M. TRIMBLE born Halifax Co., Va., Feb. 22, 1821; died Mar. 31, 1893; moved with family to Thompson's Station, Tenn. where in 1841 she married J. D. Trimble; they moved to Crockett Co., Tenn. in 1867, moving to Ripley, Tenn. in 1880.

EDNA G. STRATON daughter of Robert H. and Florence Straton born Nov. 27, 1890; died April 24, 1893.


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In this issue a lengthy biographical detail was furnished about LANDON CABELL GARLAND, whose death on February 12, 1895 was mentioned in the ADVOCATE, February 25, 1895 issue:

He was born in Nelson County, Va., March 21, 1810. His parents, Spottswood Garland and Mrs. Lucinda R. Garland, were related by affinity or consanguinity to most of the noted families in that State. They were also stanch Methodists, the mother in particular being an ardent and exemplary Christian. Graduating at Hampden-Sidney College in 1829, young Garland was at once elected Professor of Chemistry in Washington College, since Washington and Lee University. His experimental lectures were a great curiosity, and were attended by many citizens of Lexington and the surrounding country. When Randolph-Macon College was organized by the Virginia Methodists in 1833, he was asked to take the department of the sciences, and accepted the invitation, though there, as well as at Washington College, he taught a great variety of subjects. Two years later, being then less than twenty-six years of age, he succeeded Dr. Stephen Olin in the Presidency of the Institution, and filled it with distinguished success till 1846, when he resigned and returned to Nelson County with a view to entering upon the practice of law. Within less than twelve months, however, he was elected to the Presidency of William and Mary College, Virginia, and also to a Professorship in the University of Alabama. The opening in Alabama attracted him, and he spent the next nineteen years of his life in that State. For the first eight he discharged the duties of the chair of Physics and Astronomy. Then, being granted a leave of absence for two years, he was President of the Northeastern and Southwestern Railroad-since the A. G. S. R. R.- and raised large subscriptions for its construction. In 1856 he became President of the University, and till 1865 lectured on Psychology, Ethics, and Logic, subjects for which be had a natural aptitude, and in which he took a great delight. At the close of the Civil War he was offered the chair of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Mississippi, and continued to hold that position till he was, in 1875, elected Chancellor of Vanderbilt University. The first duty which he accomplished for the new school was to visit Europe and purchase $30,000 worth of apparatus in physics and chemistry. From that time till the present he has met all his obligations both as an instructor and as an executive officer with distinguished dignity and success. Of the amplest cultivation, with singular lucidity of thought and utterance, he has been an easy favorite in the class room. On the platform few men have equaled him. His lay sermons have always always attracted large audiences, and have been listened to with delight. For loftiness of character he has had no superior. Truth and honor are native to him. His piety is profound and simple. No little child surpasses him in sincerity of belief. Not obtrusive nor immodest, he is yet always ready to declare the faith that is in him.


MARY E. POLK born near Nolensville, Tenn., 1850; married William Polk, Mar. 3l, 1872; died recently:

JESSIE ERLE only child of Samuel A. and Octavia Knobles Crawford, State Line, Miss born Aug. 30, 189l; died Jan. 28, 1893.


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Rev. J. A. RUSSELL born Hardin Co., Tenn., April 4, 1827; died Sherman, Texas, Feb. 19, 1893; married (1) Jennette R. Smith (died Oct. 30, 1876), Oct. 1848; 5 sons, 1 daughter; (2) Mattie E. Merryman daughter of Rev. D. H. Merryman, Tenn. Conference, Dec. 3, 1886; served four years in Confederate army; admitted as Methodist preacher in Memphis Methodist Conference in 1874 and retired in 1891.

HARDY son of Kemp H. and Charlotte E. HIGGINBOTHAM born June 21, 1891; died Jan. 10, 1893; typhoid fever.

EDWARD only son of Edward J. and Lina M. O'BEIRNE died Dalton, Texas, Mar. 24, 1893 aged 3 years and ten days old.

Tribute of Respect for S. W. SHACKLEFORD who died recently; by Courtland (Ala.) Masonic Lodge #37; undated.


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