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


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July 2, 1896

Rev. JOHN B. WARDLAW, South Georgia Methodist Conference, born near Lawrenceville, Ga., 1816; licensed to preach in Methodist Church June 17, 1842; married Martha Eliza Goodall in 1845; retired in 1889; died Murfreesboro, Tenn., May 9, 1896; burial in Christianburg, Virginia beside his son, John B. Wardlaw who died fifteen years ago.

JOHN M. SIMMONS born Fayette Co., Tenn., Nov. 18, 1836; died Vanndale, Ark., April 3, 1896; married Victoria E. Douglas, Dec. 28, 1858; four children.

THOMAS R. EASON died Miller, Mo., May 1, 1896; left widow and three children.

IDA GERTRUDE CHURCH born Hamilton Co., Tenn., Feb. 12, 1870; married Frank G. Church, Nov. 9, 1890; died Catoosa Co., Ga., May 30, 1896.


July 9, 1896

Rev. W. W. A. McMILLAN born Nov. 15, 1837; died Decaturville, Tenn., April 29, 1896.

CLARENCE LADELLE THOMPSON, grandson of B. T. and Rebecca Moore, born August 3, 1875; died May 6, 1896.

R. J. HOWARD born March 16, 1839; died October 26, 1895; "buried two wives" had three daughters, one son. Perry County, Tennessee.

THOMAS D. STARNS born Marshall Co., Tenn., August 7, 1836; married Eliza J. Parks, Nov. 2, 1859; merchant, Scottsboro; died May 13, 1896.

SARAH A. SMOCK born Washington Co., Ky., Jan. 17, 1822; married William Smock, March 10, 1841; died Marion Co., Ky., June 5, 1896; fifteen children.

WILLIAM EDWARD HUGHLETT son of R. W. and M. F. Hughlett, born Obion Co., Tenn., April 13, 1866; died Jan. 18, 1896; burial in family graveyard.


July 16, 1896

Capt. JULIUS G. GIBBS born Paris, Tenn., June 27, 1826; died Jackson, Miss., May 25, 1896; captain, Company I, 30 Miss Inf, CSA; 1861-1863; taken prisoner at Chickamauga; married Mary T. Pulliam, Jan. 19, 1847 near Oxford, Miss.; nine children.

MOLLIE SAXON daughter of the Rev. Charles and Mary A. Saxon, born near Guntersville, Ala., January 7, 1863; died June 8, 1896.

JOHN J. DAVIS born in Illinois, 68 years ago; died Los Angeles, California, May 9, 1896; burial near Downey, California.


July 23, 1896

RICHARD ABERNETHEY FLOYD son of Prof. J. W. E. and Fannie Floyd, born Dec. 26, 1891; died Oct. 1, 1895.

Mrs. J. W. SETTLE daughter of J. C. and Sarah Walton, born March 23, 1853; married May 29, 1879; died April 10, 1896.

IDA GRACE daughter of Robert F. and Mary Mountain, born Limestone Co., Ala., March 8, 1881; died Hillsboro Co., Florida, April 2, 1896.


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RICHARD HUBERT son of W. D. and A. L. SMITH, born near Pleasant Valley Church, Giles Co., Tenn., February 20, 1895; died May 28, 1896.

DIXIE daughter of W. T. HANCOCK died June 15, 1896 aged 3 years, 10 months old.


July 30, 1896

Rev. WILLIAM MILTON VOORHIES born near Spring Hill, Tennessee, September 14, 1815; died Columbia, Tenn., June 25, 1896; Methodist preacher, Royal Arch freemason; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery; married (1) Robina Gant; five children; (2) Kate Roy; five children.

Mrs. MACON PLUMMER CROCKETT born May 30, 1874; died June 5, 1896; married R. P. Crockett, Jr. November 1894.

Dr. T. H. DINWIDDIE born Madison Co., Ky., February 9, 1821; two years later his parents took him with them to their new home in Henry Co., Tenn.; married Nancy H. Nowlin, Feb. 12, 1846; six children; only one, Mrs. C. N. White, survived him. He died in McKenzie, Tennessee, May 25, 1896.

Mrs. LEBELLA LYONS wife of the Rev. James A. Lyons died in Knoxville, Tenn., July 13, 1895.

VIRGINIA HELEN TERRELL born DeSoto County, Miss., January 27, 1848; married Jeremiah Terrell, 1866; daughter of Robert and Catherine Jackson. She died July 6, 1896.

ROBERT J. COOPER born Cumberland Co., Virginia, Dec. 10, 1822; died LaFayette Co., Ky., June 23, 1896; moved to LaFayette County in 1847; merchant; married Lucy A. Rysdale, Dec. 20, 1860; four children.


August 6, 1896

Rev. ROBERT BELL McCOWN born Muhlenburg Co., Ky., January 3, 1821; died Trenton, Ky., June 14, 1896; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1846; filled numerous charges in the Louisville Conference; ordained deacon in 1849; ordained elder in 1851; married Malverna McDowell Bennett in 1857.

MARY E. SYDNOR daughter of David Sydnor born April 20, 1839; married William R. Browder, November 24, 1864; died June 10, 1896.

JAMES M. PATTERSON born Adair Co., Ky., November 17, 1827; died Cumberland Co., Ky., July 5, 1896; married (1) Martha McGlasson, Sept. 1849; seven children; (2) Lizzie I. Wade.

ANNIE ADDISON WALKER born in South Carolina, April 24, 1847; married Dr. Allen Walker, April 26, 1866; died Dickson, Tenn., July 9, 1896.

WILLIAM COOK born in South Carolina about 1849; moved to Mississippi in 1836; died Potts Camp, Miss., June 29, 1896; left a "large family."


August 13, 1896

Tribute of Respect for the Rev. WELLBORN DAVIES KIRKLAND, DD, who died May 31, 1896; by Sunday School Board of Methodist Episcopal Church, South; undated.

WILLIAM M. COOPER son of John and Mary M. Cooper born Feb. 12, 1832; died March 7, 1896; married E. M. Lawrence in 1854 and moved to Texas in 1879.

Mrs. JUDA H. HUNNEL born in Virginia October 26, 1798; brought to Tennessee as a child of a year old; died June 15, 1896; lived most of her life in Overton and Clay counties in Tennessee; two sons.

DANIEL ASBURY JERNIGAN son of the Rev. David and Mercer Benson Jernigan, born Robertson Co., Tenn., Oct. 4, 1819; died Sumner Co., Tenn., July 13, 1896; married (1) Ann Latimer (died 1884); (2) Mrs. Jane Zarecor Davis.

Mrs. N. C. COLLIER daughter of William and Nancy Rowe, born Madison Co., Ala., Sept. 4, 1837; married N. C. Collier, June 11, 1857; died July 5, 1896.


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MARIA E. WILSON daughter of R. A. and Nellie Walker, born Crittenden Co., Ky., March 12, 1841; married W. F. Wilson (died Dec. 8, 1882), Marion, Ky., July 8, 1866; three daughters; died June 28, 1896.

JANE E. RICHMOND born near Huntsville, Alabama, Feb. 1, 1852; daughter of William McClanahan who left Alabama and moved to DeSoto Co., Miss.; married (1) William Doggett; (2) Dr. D. S. Richmond, March 2, 1882; she died June 21, 1896.

LUCILE MADELINE SWEENEY only child of Charles H. and Willie E. Sweeney, born Feb. 20, 1894; died June 12, 1896.

MARY SUSAN LASSITER born Cannon Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1859; died near Chico, Texas, July 5, 1896.


August 20, 1896

Rev. CARROL C. MAYHEW died July 4, 1896; burial in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; born Lawrence Co., Tenn., May 4, 1823; married (1) Paulina C. Conn (died 1873), daughter of Dr. George A. Conn; one child, Dr. J. R. Mayhew; (2) Mrs. Terrie E. Litton.

Rev. EDMON CHARLES CASTLEBERRY born White Co., Ga., May 1, 1812; moved to Fulton Co., Ark.; licensed to preach in the Methodist Church in 1878; transferred to the Florida Conference in 1885; back to White River Conference, Arkansas in 1887; married Cora Dement, August 3, 1891; he died July 2, 1896.

M. M. HALL wife of John I. Hall, daughter of W. R. and E. M. Lackey, died May 19, 1896 "with shouts of joy and gladness on her lips her pure soul took its flight into the realms of bliss."

JOHN A. COLLIER born June 21, 1823; died Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 20, 1896; joined Methodist Church in 1841.

M. F. SMITH daughter of R. J. and M. P. Martin; born in Alabama 38 years ago; mother of ten children; died recently.


August 27, 1896

Rev. EDWARD LIVINGSTON SPRAGINS born Madison Co., Ala., August 20, 1855; moved to Chickasaw Co., Miss.; Methodist preacher; ordained deacon in 1881; ordained elder in 1883; married Minnie Dora Collins, November 25, 1884; two sons, 2 daughters.

ELIZABETH GARNER wife of Judge J. E. Garner, died Springfield, Tenn., June 12, 1896; daughter of Dr. Thomas. Surviving children were Mrs. A. J. Warren, Nashville; Mrs. Roe Harris, Erin, Tenn.; Hon. A. E. Garner and Mrs. Hart of Springfield, Tenn.

Colonel O. J. MOORE died Winona, Miss., August 22, 1896.


September 3, 1896

NANCY HAMILTON FAIR daughter of Stephen and Hannah Easley, born Sullivan Co., Tenn., Feb. 10, 1812; married Ellis Fair at the age of 23 years; seven sons, two daughters. Her husband was murdered by Cherokee Indians May 7, 1864; she died February 2, 1896.

THOMAS WEST born in Lawrence [Laurens] District, South Carolina, Nov. 13, 1813; married Melinda Murff; seven children; died July 15, 1896. Calhoun Co., Miss.

LELIA HARRIS BREWER born Dec. 3, 1862; married W. H. Brewer, Nov. 30, 1886; died July 30, 1896.

WILLIAM EMMON TURNER son of John and Nancy Turner born Smith Co., Tenn., July 9, 1837; died Verona, Miss., June 7, 1896; left his widow and seven children.

NANCY C. PAYNE, nee Boone, born Davidson Co., Tenn., Dec. 11, 1828; died Paducah, Ky., June 9, 1896; descendant of Daniel Boone; married (1)William B. Stanfield and had two children, Daniel Boone and Virginia; (2)Dr. S. T. Payne, March 4, 1886.


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J. S. CHILDERS born Pulaski Tenn., April 28, 1846; died there, July 5, 1896; married Ada Pullen, April 28, 1868; a son, Ben.

MARY EVELYN RICE born January 15, 1870; died July 17, 1896; daughter of B. D. and Mary Walker; married W. G. L. Rice, February 5, 1890.

PINK GRAVES daughter of Frank and Lucy V. Meriwether, born Oglethorpe Co., Ga., Nov. 20, 1842; married Frank Y. Graves and moved to Miss.; died in residence of Henry Banks, Memphis, Tenn., July 27, 1896.

Mrs. ADALINE WATKINS died July 19, 1896 aged 81 years. Rutherford Co., Tennessee.


September 10, 1896

Rev. A. J. JARRELL who died recently; a tribute by Board of Stewards, First Methodist Church, St. Louis, Mo., dated August 12, 1896.

COLEMAN ADAMS McDANIEL born Lincoln Co., Tenn. in 1823; a tall, slender "rather delicate- looking" man; colonel, 44th Tenn. Inf. Reg., CSA; wounded at Shiloh in 1862.

HENRY KILLMAN born Clay Co., Tenn., Dec. 7, 1826; moved to Taney Co., Mo. about 1873 and died July 30, 1896; left a half-sister, Sarah Jenings and a brother, Calvin Killman in Cumberland Co., Ky.; a widow and three children.

JENNIE McCREARY dau of J. G. and Bettie Plant, born Sept. 27, 1870; married Dr. W. N. McCreary, Sept. 4, 1892; died July 23, 1896. Hustburg Circuit, Tennessee Conference.

JAMES HANCOCK SMITH born in Ga., Jan. 14, 1818; married Sarah Lipscomb in 1852; died near Hot Springs, Ark., July 23, 1896.

EDGAR EMMET PURYEAR born Sept. 20, 1869; died January 15, 1896.

REBECKAH J. ALLEN daughter of John and Tebith Cornelious; born Lincoln Co., N.C., Feb. 14, 1813; moved to Kentucky at the age of two years; married James M. Allen, Jan. 7, 1830; he died in 1877; she died July 18, 1896.

NANNIE COX, nee Caldwell, born Polk Co., Ga., 1859; married J. S. Cox, January 2, 1895; died July 4, 1896.

Tribute of Respect for HIRAM E. FLOYD who died July 20, 1896; by Oak Grove Sunday School, undated.


September 17, 1896

MARY ANN CLARY born September 14, 1816 in Alabama; married Joseph R. Brown, May 23, 1834; moved to Bedford Co., Tenn. where she died August 1, 1896; twelve children.

MARY E. daughter of J. C. and M. M. MANN, born Bolivar Co., Miss., October 3, 1855; died Crittenden Co., Ark., June 4, 1896; married J. H. Mann, Nov. l0, 1872; four children.

LUCY ANN LACKEY born Logan Co., Ky., Nov. 25, 1825; died Canton, Ky., August l2, 1896; married E. A. Lackey, Dec. 17, 1847; here sister, Mrs. Carrie V. Fuqua died twelve hours before she died.

MARY ANN ROSS wife of James G. Ross, daughter of James T. and Susan Ellis, born Sept. 4, 1831.; married March 15, 1849; died in Nashville, Tenn., June 20, 1896.

LEATHEY WILSON daughter of Yancy and Mary Turner, born in Tenn., Dec. 22, 1814; died Allen Co., Ky., May 11, 1896; married the Rev. B. P. Wilson, March 1, 1830.

HENRY SIMMONS WHITMORE son of David H. and Kate Whitmore born Nov. 7, 1895; died August 7, 1896.

CLARENCE LADELLE THOMPSON son of A. J. and Adelia Moore Thompson, grandson of B. F. and Ann R. Moore, Giles Co., Tenn., born August 3, 1875; died May 6, 1896.

CARRIE V. FUQUA born Logan Co., Ky., April 20, 1831; died Canton, Ky., August 12, 1896; married W. J. Fuqua, Nov. 29, 1859.


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ELIZA A. CHURCH widow of Dr. J. D. Church died Charleston, Mo., July 24, 1896.


September 24, 1896

MARY DICKEY McCLELLAND died east Nashville, Tenn., August 17, 1896; a long-time teacher in Nashville.

BENJAMIN GAYLE KYLE oldest son of Thomas A. and Martha G. Kyle, born near Covington, Tenn., April 11, 1861; married Kate Blanton Sherrell, Jan. 7, 1885; three sons, two daughters; died Trenton, Tenn., July 4, 1896.

BESSIE ASBURY LANIER born Tipton Co., Tenn., Oct. 7, 1870; died Humboldt, Tenn., August 16, 1896; daughter of the Rev. R. A. Umstead; married C. E. Lanier, Dec. 30, 1890, son of the Rev. W. O. Lanier, Memphis Conference; three children.

JAMES C. HANNAH born in Tenn., July 10, 1824; died August 24, 1896; married (1) Antoinette Christian, Nov. 30, 1851; (2) Mrs. Susan Winter, November 25, 1894.

SUSAN ONIE HICKMAN wife of W. S. Hickman, Pocola, Indian Territory [Oklahoma], daughter of Bettie Folsom, step-daughter of the Rev. W. F. Folsom; her father, Wat Plaxco died years ago. Born September 16, 1867; married Feb. 22, 1882; died August 22, 1896.

SUSIE MARTIN, nee La Hiet, died Cloverport, Ky. on her 45th birthday, June 23, 1896; wife of C. C. Martin.

SAMUEL T. SCOTT born Leavenworth, Indiana, August 9, 1834; died Louisville, Ky., August 6, 1896; graduate, Ann Arbor University; teacher; married Mary B. Simpson in 1867.

SAMMIE BRYANT son of Jesse and Nellie Galbreath, a child, died recently.

HENRIETTA BAKER, nee Crutcher, born in North Carolina, April 21, 1819; her parents died when she was a child; reared by an aunt, Mrs. Mary Hancock; married German Baker, in Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1854; died Hernando, Miss., August 2, 1896.

Tribute of Respect for ELIZABETH ANN GALMOTH; by a committee, undated.

Tribute of Respect for TOMMIE McCOMMICO who died recently; by Lebanon Sunday School, undated.


October 1, 1896

Rev. JAMES RICE born McMinnville, Tenn., Feb. l0, 1823; married (1) a daughter of Dr. Rumsey, 1849; two daughters, one son (who died in Little Rock when young); the daughters were Mrs. W. H. Henderson, Lampasas; Mrs. M. T. Hearne, San Antonio, Texas. He married (2) Maggie Moore. He died in Lampasas, Texas, July 24, 1896.

ADALINE WATSON WATKINS nee House, born Brunswick Co., Virginia, March 6, 1815; moved with parents to Rutherford Co., Tenn. when two years old; married (1) Hubbard Wilkinson; four children; (2) Colonel W. L. Watkins in 1855; two children. She died July 9, 1896.

JAMES McFERRIN GILLILAND born Tipton Co., Tenn., Dec. 14, 1844; died Nettleton, Ark., Dec. 24 1895; son of the Rev. Samuel Gilliland; grandson of the Rev. James McFerrin; married Annie Davis in 1873; five daughters, one son.

LEONIDAS POLK COWELL son of C. G. and M. A. Cowell, born Benton Co., Tenn., Dec. 26, 1872; moved to Fulton, Ky. in 1884; died July 23, 1896.

WALTER GOODLOE died near Gallatin, Tenn., July 29, 1896; son of the Rev. A. T. and Sallie L. Goodloe, "a model young man."

JOHN L. FOLKS born September 27, 1872; died March 22, 1896.


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October 8, 1896

ANN FRAZIER ALLEN born Knox Co., Tenn., Nov. 21, 1814; died Dayton, Tenn., Oct. 18, 1895; married Voluntine Allen, Jan. 19, 1836.

WILLIAM GREEN FULLER born Rutherford Co., Tenn., June 30, 1828; moved to Weakley Co., Tenn. about 1831; married (1) Piety C. Roffe, 1851; eight children; (2) Mrs. S. W. Cook in 1871; three children. First wife died in 1863. He died July 2, 1896.

CORAH B. HENDERSON, nee Loftin, born Bastrop Co., Texas, Feb. 18, 1858; married James E. Henderson, Feb. 18, 1878; died Vigo, Texas, August 24, 1896.

Miss ANNA daughter of Thomas and Alice CUNNINGHAM died July 1896 of "brain trouble."

NANCY SKILLMAN born in Virginia, July 5, 1803; moved to Kentucky in 1806; married Richard Skillman (died 1857); died Cloverport, Kentucky, January 29, 1896.

REBECCA JANE BARNWELL wife of Joseph Barnwell, born Bledsoe Co., Tenn., June 16, 1830; died Chester Co., Tenn., August 7, 1896.

ELIZABETH VINCENHELLER, nee Jean, born Henry Co., Ky., 1819; died Fayetteville, Ark., Dec. 26, 1895.

J. H. HOUSTON, SR. died recently.

Dr. ROBERT JAMES DODD born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Dec. l3, 1817; married Susan Elizabeth Woods, May 25, 1836; he married May 21, 1855; ten children; he died recently.

MATTIE BROYLES KIMBEL daughter of L. H. and Elizabeth Broyles, born Savannah, Tenn., Nov. 19, 1861; married R. A. Kimbel in 1890; died Linden, Tenn., September 9, 1896.


October 15, 1896

FELIX R. McGAUGH born May 30, 1813; died Marshall Co., Tenn., July 25, 1896; Methodist preacher; ordained deacon in 1865; ordained elder in 1870.

CHARLES ELLIOT BODDIE son of Elijah and Maria Boddie, born Sumner Co., Tenn., August 14, 1818; died June 20, 1896; graduated from the University of Nashville in his 18th year of age; married (1) Evalina Douglass, January 1839; seven children; (2) Susan W. Maney (died June 1881), February 1858; six daughters. First wife died in 1854.

ARCHIBALD BUCHANAN born Henry Co., Ky., February 25, 1827; died near Tecumseh, Oklahoma territory, June 24, 1896; married Margaret A. Geala, March 7, 1848; four sons, one daughter; moved to Texas in 1849 and to Oklahoma in 1890.

L. K. FEATHERSTUN son of Lewis and Sarah Featherstun born Franklin Co., Ala., Sept. 1, 1821; died Shelby Co., Tenn., June 6, 1896; married (1) Malvina Porter, Dec. 9, 1845; (2) Sarah L. Felts, Oct. 16, 1856; three sons; burial at Bethlehem.

ESTHER LONG MILLER born in Nashville, Tenn., June 2, 1840; died Sept. 11, 1896; married James Miller, April 18, 1861; nine children.

RALPH HALL born June 10, 1860; married Lulie Ackerman, Dec. 1, 1887; died July 18, 1896; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.

MARY T. TILFORD, nee Cannon, born Bedford Co., Tenn., Nov. 25, 1859; died Sept. 15, 1896; married W. H. Tilford, July 13, 1883; three sons, one daughter.

MARY WALKUP born Wilson Co., Tenn., February 5, 1838; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., July 6, 1896; daughter of the Rev. William Swan.

Dr. A. P. SHORT born Patrick Co., Virginia, April 16, 1829; son of Obadiah and Leona Short; married Emily C. Evans, October 1853; moved to McClennon Co., Texas in 1875; ten children; died Waco, Texas, August 28, 1896. A Royal Arch and Council Freemason.

M. T. ARMISTEAD, nee Hall, born Jackson Co., Tenn., Nov. 20, 1823; died Tallahassee, Florida, Sept. 8, 1896; married T. F. Armistead, March 6, 1865.


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GENEVA OLENA daughter of C. L. and Mattie L. JONES born August 24, 1894; died June 20, 1896.

Tribute of Respect for Miss CATHERINE WINGFIELD BROWN; by Woman's Missionary Society, 24 West Methodist Church, Austin, Texas dated July 16, 1896.


October 22, 1896

Rev. JOHN T. CROOKS born West Virginia, January 15, 1857; died Pilger, Nebraska, Sept. 10, 1896; son of the Rev. C. F. Crooks, Western Virginia Methodist Conference; married Mary A. Ghent, August 11, 1878; three daughters.

GEORGE WASHINGTON POLLARD born Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 7, 1815; died June 21, 1896; married Mary F. Tindall (died July 9, 1839); seven children; (2) Martha E. McLane, 1842; four daughters; she died Nov. 11, 1890; (3) Sarah Ann Shannon, August 16, 1892.

ISAAC L. LOVE born Hardin Co., Ky., Feb. 15, 1866; moved to Texas in 1870; married Lottie L. Bond, November 28, 1889; died Dallas, Texas, December 29, 1895.

R. L. McCLARREN died mid-May 1896 having observed his 70th birthday on May l.

THOMAS WEST born in South Carolina, Nov. 13, 1813, married Malinda Murff; five sons, three daughters; in 1845 moved from S.C. to Monroe Co., Miss.; then to Calhoun Co., Miss. where he died July 15, 1896. [Repeat obituary from September 3 issue]

MATTIE BAXTER, nee Durham, born July 12, 1860, Hickman, Ky.; married E. E. Baxter, Dec. 27, 1888; three daughters; died August 7, 1896.

Hon. THEODORE TURNBULL born Leon Co., Florida, Sept. 6, 1842; died Sept. 9, 1896; married Mary A. Simpson, March 26, 1862; three children. A Confederate veteran.

ROBERTA LEE McNISH born Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 22, 1866; married Evan S. Matthews, June 4, 1885; died Nashville, Sept. 15, 1896; four children.

A. J. TRANBARGER died near Cedar City, Mo., August 17, 1896 aged about 78 years; born in Washington Co., Virginia; moved to Buncombe Co., North Carolina; married Eliza J. Baily, Sept. 5, 1846; moved to Texas in 1852 and in 1853 to Missouri.

INSERT FROM September 10, 1896 issue:


BY Rev. T. J. DODD, D.D.

W. T. Poynter was born in Montgomery County, Ky., on the 14th of August, 1838, the son of Thomas and Angeline Poynter. While he was yet a child his parents removed to Franklin County, near Frankfort, the capitol of the State, where he grew up a strong, vigorous, and industrious boy. He was educated at Frankfort by Mr. B. B. Sayre, one of the most distinguished educators of the country – leaving school at the age of seventeen, and two years afterwards marrying Miss Pattie Poston, of Winchester, Ky. At the time of his marriage he was Principal of the Winchester Academy, one of the oldest institutions in the State, and by his thoroughness in discipline and instruction had made for himself, even at that early age, a reputation which most men acquire only after years of patient and laborious effort. After marriage he became an officer in the banking house of Mr. Henry G. Poston, the father of his wife, which position he resigned at the beginning of the war for an office in the Quartermaster general’s Department in the United States Army. This office he retained until the establishment of peace in 1865, when he became Cashier of the National Bank In Winchester, of which he himself had been the chief organizer.

These different offices he discharged with fidelity and success -- but during the greater part of the time his mind was greatly exercised as to the ministry of the gospel. Trained by religious parents, he had early become a member of the Methodist Church, and very soon the idea of preaching took possession of his heart. Of this he said but little, but just so soon as he saw his way clear, or rather could make his way clear to the relinquishment of business, he resigned his pleasant and lucrative position, and in 1867 connected himself with the Kentucky Conference. So highly had he commended himself, by the sterling character he had shown, to the brethren of the Church and to the citizens of the community that when it became known that he proposed entering the ministry he was immediately requested to become pastor of the Church In Winchester, and so urgent was the appeal and so fitting appeared to be the appointment that the bishop yielded to the importunity of


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his brethren, and thus the first appointment that was assigned him was in charge of the people who had known him best, among whom his character had been tried, and in whose service he had displayed that energy and fidelity for which he was then and ever afterwards distinguished.

Four years at Winchester, four years at Millersburg, four at Paris, and a single year at Carrollton completed that portion of his life which was devoted to the pastoral work, It was while al Carrollton that he made the purchase of the famous Science Hill Female College, which, under the fifty years of the presidency of Mrs. Julia A. Tevis, had become one of the most prominent educational institutions of the country.

In the intervening years his first wife had died, and he had married again-first, Miss Kate Winn, of Winchester, and several years after the death of the second wife, Miss Clara D. Martin, of Paris, Ky. Of the first marriage were born a daughter and two sons, Miss Anna, and Meesrs. Henry Poston and Taylor Fletcher Poynter. There was no issue by the second marriage. By the third he was the father of two daughters and a son. Misses Juliet and Hattie, and Mr. Horace Poynter, all of whom have remained at home and were with their father when he died.

His death-of diabetes-occurred on Thursday, July 30. Funeral services were held Saturday morning in the chapel of the college, conducted by Revs. W. F. Taylor, John R. Deering, Victor Savage, and T. J. Dodd, the latter of whom preached the funeral discourse.

October 29, 1896

Tribute of Respect for the Rev. W. L. ALLBRIGHT who died July 27, 1896; by the Los Angeles Methodist Conference; undated.

JAMES FIELDEN WHITAKER son of I. B. and Mary Lou Whitaker, born Jan. 31, 1892; died Sept. 25, 1896.

AMELIA only child of EDMOND P. and Augusta B. GARRETT, died Belle Mina, Alabama, Oct. 12, 1896 aged four years, two months and twelve days old.

ROBERTA MOONEY BROWN daughter of the Rev. Wellborn and Sue F. Mooney, born Edgefield, Tennessee, Dec. 13, 1869; married W. W. Brown, June 12, 1890; died Allapaka, Ga., Sept. 13, 1896.

JAMES G. TUCKER born Nottoway Co., Virginia, September 14, 1822; died near Newbern, Tenn., Feb. 1, 1896; married Holley Tucker, March 8, 1848; five children.

MARY JANE RICHARDSON, nee McAdams, born Weakley Co., Tenn., 1858; married J. W. Richardson, April 19, 1876; died near Alvarado, Texas, October 6, 1896.

ALEXANDER B. McCORKLE born Dec. 2, 1839; died Green Co., Ky., March 20, 1896.

JOHN D. McDOUGAL born Wayne Co., Tenn., June 14, 1848; died Savannah, Tenn., Sept. 13, 1896; married Mattie Settle, September 2, 1874.

OSCAR J. TRICE only child of Oscar and Ida W. Trice, born Okolona, Miss., Sept. 10, 1889; died September 23, 1896.

NATHANIEL C. ALMAN born Pulaski, Tenn., Oct. 3, 1821; moved to Moulton, Ala. in youth; five children; wife died six years ago.

HARRIET M. daughter or William and Sallie O’Howell Adcock, wife of Joseph Davis, born Sept. 16, 1832; died Thorn Grove, Tenn., Sept. 20, 1896.

JOHN C. KNIGHT, Jonesboro, Ark. died Oct. 6, 1896 aged 48 years.

Tribute of Respect for WALTER son of Rev. A. T. GOODLOE who died July 29, 1896; by Douglas Chapel Sunday School, undated.


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November 5, 1896

SUSAN L. COLLINS widow of William Collins, daughter of Eldridge and Siney Phipps, born near Nashville, Tenn., August 20, 1828; married in Clinton, Ky., January l2, 1858; five children; died August 11, 1896.

W. G. PARKER born Bartee [Bertie] County, North Carolina, August 1, 1860; died in a runaway horse-buggy accident, Clay Co., Tenn., September 14, 1896; left widow and three children.

WALTER BROWN son of H. C. and L. J. Brown, born Hopkins Co., Ky., January 3, 1870; died Wise Co., Texas, October 4, 1896; married I. B. Russell, November 2, 1890; three children.

JULIA BIRD BAILEY daughter of Cullen and Mattie Bailey, born March 5, 1892; died Sept. 27, 1896 in residence of her grandfather, J. P. Franklin, Marshall Co., Mississippi.

ANN MARGARET MITCHEL, nee Payne, born Marion Co., Ky., October 11, 1818; married Dr. W. K. Mitchel, April 18, 1837; died near Raywick, Kentucky, October 14, 1896.

ROXANA WEATHERS PERKINS niece of E. W. Weathers, wife of Hon. Ben T. Perkins, Jr., born April 5, 1847; married October 31, 1867; died September 11, 1896.

JENNIE SANDERS, nee Scott, born McNairy Co., Tenn., November 17, 1852; died July 31, 1896; married Dr. W. M. Sanders in January 1876.

ROBERTA POTEET only child of David B. and Jennie Poteet, born July 29, 1893; died August 22, 1896.

Tribute of Respect for SUE COLEMAN who died recently; by Lebanon, Tenn. Methodist Sunday School, undated.


November 12, 1896

SUSIE CLARK ELKIN only daughter of B. T. and Laura A. Clark born Verona, Miss., Feb. 4, 1876; died June 21, 1896.

J. B. RAND born Leighton, Alabama. August 5, 1857; died September 30, 1896.

MALINDA M. CALVERT born Allen Co., Ky., June 13, 1836; died August 12, 1896; wife of the Rev. T. M. Calvert.

MATTIE E. McGLATHENY, nee Mercer, born May 14, 1850; died Mercer, Tenn., October 4, 1896; married F. M. McGlatheny, May 1, 1872.

ELI H. SIVELEY born Rockingham County, Virginia, May 31, 1814; moved to Christian Co., Ky. in 1816; married (1) Sarah Ann Holcomb (died April 18, 1845), April 11, 1840; three children; (2) Sophia Emily Bostick; five children. He died October 13, 1896.

HENRY COTTON son of John and Tempa Forsam Cotton, born Northampton Co., North Carolina, February 4, 1804; his father died when he was two years old and rest of family moved to Williamson Co., Tenn.; married Susan Denton who died in 1858; married Frances Collier; three children. He died September 19, 1896.

RUBY LEE SNOW daughter of James and Oma Snow born Graves Co., Ky., Dec. 5, 1891; died Carlisle Co., Ky., January 2, 1896.

SUSAN M. BALLARD born August 4, 1855; died October 15, 1896.

FREDERIC EUGENE McMILLAN son of the Rev. W. G. and Susie McMillan died September 28, 1896 aged one year, one month and nine days old.

OLA GERTRUDE SNOW infant daughter of James and Oma Snow born Graves Co., Ky., June 8, 1894; died September 27, 1896.


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November 19, 1896

ALFRED A. TAYLOR born Crittendon Co., Ky., August 25, 1843; died Sept. 25, 1896.

Rev. JONAH CARNEAL born Caroline Co., Va., Sept. 23, 1810; moved to Ky. in 1828; thrice married; twelve children; died recently.

Rev. H. M. CRYER born Sumner Co., Tenn., Nov. 24, 1848; graduate, Cumberland University law school; moved to Ark. in 1870; practiced law until 1886 when he entered the Methodist ministry; married Annie Webber in 1882; three children, along with sons Thomas C. and William L. from former marriage.

WILLIAM A. TURNER born Walker Co., Ala., April 25, 1831; died Sept. 2, 1896.

ELLA MAY STEVENSON infant daughter of J. B. and Mattie Stevenson, born Nov. 17, 1893; died October 23, 1896.

T. S. RICHMOND born Caswell Co., North Carolina, March 14, 1834; died Sept. 27, 1896.

JENNIE MALLONER, nee Proffer, wife of Joe Malloner, born Dunklin Co., Mo., November 1, 1873; married November 26, 1893; died Malden, Mo., Oct. 29, 1896.

ELIZA J. HOGE, nee Anderson, born Sept. 27, 1831; married Daniel Hoge, April 1, 1847; died August 27, 1896.

KITTIE BOUCHER daughter of T. C. and Mary A. Boucher died Hattiesburg, Miss. September 9, 1896.

ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, nee Pennington, born Lawrence Co., Tenn., Sept. 20, 1821; died Humphreys Co., Tenn., May 26, 1896; married A. C. Williams; fourteen children.

MATILDA T. GRIGSBY for about 68 years ago; married Benjamin Grigsby, Jan. 6, 1859; died June 27, 1896; daughter of Cordy and Mary Nicholson.


November 26, 1896

Rev. BOYD WADE FIELDER born Grayson Co., Virginia, March 4, 1855; his grandfather, Dennis Fielder "did honorable service for the cause of American independence" and he was himself a member of the Sons of the American Revolution serving as a sometime chaplain in that order; licensed to preach in the Methodist Church March 30, 1878; Holston Conference; ordained deacon October 30, 188l; married Elizabeth Davis of Wytheville, Virginia, in 1883; three children; died September 22, 1896. More details about his ministerial career:

At the solicitation of two of the Bishops he was transferred from Holston Conference in 1888 and stationed at Atchison in the Western Conference. He continued in charge here two years, completing the new church that had been projected some time before. In the fall of 1890 he was transferred by Bishop Key to the Missouri Conference and stationed at Monroe City. Here his labors were eminently successful. At the close of a two-years’ pastorate he had a new church building well under way and almost money enough subscribed to finish it. From this he went to the larger appointments and filled some of the most important stations in the Conference.


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Rev. W. L. VINSON son of the Rev. W. D. and Eliza A. Vinson, born Giles Co., Tenn., August 20, 1852; moved to Tishomingo Co., Miss. in January 1856; married Jane Gable; September 12, 1872; licensed to preach in the Methodist Church November 6; 1875; ordained deacon Oct. 11, 1880; ordained elder Nov. 3, 1890; died Navarro Co., Texas, September 22, 1896.

THOMAS RICHMOND EASON born DeSoto Co., Miss., January 3, 1867; married Effie G. Sharp, September 23, 1890; died Mills Station, Miss., May 1, 1896.

Dr. PETER WARREN DUPREE born Granville [Greenville?] County, Virginia, March 3, 1811; moved to Tennessee in 1838; married Rebecca Washington, Oct. 24, 1840. She died Dec. 18, 1885 after which time Dr. Dupree made a home with his daughter, the wife of James A. Flippin. He died near Oakland, October 15, 1896.

Miss ALICE WORTS born April 29, 1875; died November 1, 1896.

LEONARD MORGAN WEST born December 27, 1820; died Simpson Co., Ky., Nov. 9,1896 "surrounded by his wife and children."


December 3, 1896

Rev. BERRY MERCHANT son of Edward A. Merchant, born Williamson Co., Tenn., November 7, 1819 moved to Shelby Co., Texas in 1832; his father fought in the cause of Texas independence from Mexico. Berry Merchant was a teenage participant in this conflict and served in the battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836; married Nancy Phillips (died 1856), September 22, 1837; five sons, five daughters; entered the Methodist ministry in 1840; ordained deacon in 1854; ordained elder in 1869; moved to Titus Co., Texas in 1858; married the daughter of Thomas Bennett, September 1856 and moved to Bee Co., Texas in 1860; moved to Rockport, Texas in 1871. He died October 12, 1896.

MARGARET ANN WALKER wife of the Rev. T. W. Walker, daughter of William Nichols, Sr., Alcorn Co., Miss., born November 1829; died of cancer, September 26, 1896; married in 1874.

WALTER CECIL WILLIS son of J. H. and N. E. Willis born Tipton Co., Tenn., Feb. 12, 1889; died October 2, 1896.

DOROTHY DEMOTT born Mercer Co., Ky., November 1805; married Heli Peter, January 14, 1830; died September 14, 1896.

E. S. HASTON born September 11, 1850; married Maggie Cummings, November 28, 1880; died White Co., Tenn., August 31, 1896.

MARY A. GARNER born September 1, 1821; married W. M. Garner; died September 15, 1896.

ELIZABETH HOOVER POTTS born Jessamine Co., Ky., December 29, 1819; died November 8, 1896; married William N. Potts in 1840 who died four previously to her death.


December 10, 1896

Rev. WILLIAM P. HAGLER oldest son of the Rev. J. L. and Elizabeth Hagler born Jan. 12, 1866; died September 22, 1896.

LOU E. BLACK born Wake County, North Carolina, April 6, 1823; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. in 1845 where she died recently; married (1) Dr. J. G. Walker; four children; (2) Neander Black; five children.

EULA VICK BRIGHT born June 15, 1871; died October 26, 1896; married T. M. Bright, June 17, 1891. "Eula was not very demonstrative about her religion but was quiet, gentle and sensible."

Dr. O. R. HATCHER born Williamson Co., Tenn., August 30,1846; died near Petersburg, Tenn., August 23, 1896; a "faithful husband and a devoted father."


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Colonel AARON S. GODWIN died Columbia, Tenn., September 19, 1896 aged 74 years.

GEORGE S. CHILDRESS born June 10, 1867; married Carrie Franklin, March 16, 1893; one child; died October 18, 1896.


December 17, 1896

MARTHA JOSEPHINE SPEARS daughter of Allen L. and Hannah A. Pitts, born Bledsoe Co., Tenn. May 18, 1846; died Jasper, Tenn., November 23, 1896; joined Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1869; joined the Methodist Church in 1875; married Colonel A. L. Spears, April 9, 1873 and moved to Jasper in November 1874.

MARGARET ELLEN STODGHILL daughter of John and Sarah Thomson born Hopkins Co., Ky., Feb. 23, 1839; died September 15, 1896; married November 8, 1855; six sons, seven daughters.

RACHEL ELIZABETH ALLISON wife of Dr. A. N. Allison, Edna, Texas, born Elizabethtown, Ky., July 17, 1854; died Waxahachie, Texas, October 17, 1896; married J. L. Finnegan, Dec. 7, 1887; married Dr. Allison, January 2, 1890; no children but reared three orphans.

MIRIAM ATKINS PRATT wife of Joseph H. C. Pratt, editor of the COMMERCIAL died Leesburg, Florida, November 11, 1896; daughter of Hon. Hugh A. and Susan. L. Corley; born Tallahassee, Florida, October 21, 1865; married Feb. 10, 1885; four children; burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.

PAXTON WOODS only son of Mrs. Mary E. Woods, Las Vegas, California; grandson of Dr. R. L. Butt, Midway, Alabama; died November 18, 1896 of typhoid fever in the fourteenth year of his age; his father had been dead for eleven years.

ELIZABETH PATTERSON, nee Moser, born Wilson Co., Tenn., Oct. 13, 1823; married A. J. Patterson April 1855; died June 14, 1896.

Tribute of Respect for the Rev. JOHN G. RAY who died recently; by Masonic Bethpage Lodge 521, undated.


December 24, 1896

Rev. J. H. WADE, a retired Methodist preacher, died recently; this is a lament written by his widow, Henrietta Wade, void of vital stats.

MARY ELIZABETH OWEN widow of Thomas J. Owen, Madison Co., Alabama, daughter of the Rev. Joshua Boucher, born Dec. 9, 1812; died October 29, 1896.

LOUISE TEVIS infant daughter of Harry Tevis and wife, died Dec. 13, 1896 aged 7 months; she "left an aroma of sweetness."

MARY ELIZABETH GILL daughter of John W. and Sarah E. Chappell, born Cadiz, Trigg Co., Texas, May 31, 1858; married James P. Gill, January 31, 1878; died November 28, 1896.


December 31, 1896

MARY ELIZABETH WEBB wife of Dr. T. I. Webb, Nashville, Tenn., daughter of David P. Williams, Haywood Co., Tenn., educated at Memphis Conference Female Institute, Jackson, Tenn.; no vital stats given.

FLAURA WHITE, nee Robertson, born November 23, 1867, Wilson Co., Tenn.; died August 26, 1896; her mother died when she was an infant and her grandparents, the Rev. M. A. and Lou Byers, reared her; married J. H. White.

ISAAC WINSTON died Winston, Virginia, December 13, 1896 in his 71st year of age; served in U.S. government posts; when consul in Jamaica his health was ruined by cholera and yellow fever.

BARBARA STACKY MITCHELL born Jefferson Co., Ky., Oct. 21, 1838; died Louisville, Ky., Nov. 10, 1896; her husband was killed in the Civil War.

EMELINE HOLLEMON born Smith Co., Tenn., Jan. 28, 1813; died DeKalb Co., Alabama, Nov. 10, 1896; married the Rev. William Holleman, Feb. 10, 1831; daughter of Capt. Joseph Davenport.


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