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


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January 4, 1840

WILLIAM H. SCALES died Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 19, 1839; son of Jo. G. Scales. A brother, Absalom, was a merchant. WHS was aged 19 years, 8 months, 19 days [April 19, 1820].

LUCY JOHNSON wife of Rev. Richard Johnson, died Sumner Co., Tenn., Dec. 23, 1839 aged 76 years, l month [November 1763].

TAPLY BYNUM son of Bradford and Levina Bynum, died Calloway Co., Ky., Oct. 1839 aged 14 yrs.

PENALTON SETTLE died from injuries received while cleaning a well, near Dover, Tenn., Nov. 10, 1839; a young man.


January 11, 1840

PETER D. WARE, Spring Hill, Tenn., (whence he had moved from Va. in 1839) died Dec. 21, 1839.

CATHARINE A. HOUSE born Williamson Co., Tenn., August 3, 1821; died in her father, Major Alexander Balston's house, Weakley Co., Tenn., Dec. 22, 1839; married John House, May 6, 1837; an infant son.


January 18, 1840

MARY MONTGOMERY, Roane Co., Tenn., daughter of Rev. John and Arrabella Winton, married William Montgomery, May 15, 1810; died November 21, 1839.

Major JOSHUA HOLT born Orange Co., N.C., from which he moved in 1810 to Bedford Co., Tenn. where he died Oct. 12, 1839. Methodist.


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AUGUSTINE W. COOKE, resident of Franklin, Texas, born Maury Co., Tenn., and moved to Texas about 1835; died of yellow fever fifty miles from Houston, Texas, Nov, 2, 1839.


January 25, 1840

BOYD McALISTER son of Rev. W. L. McAlister, died from typhus fever, near Salem, Miss., Dec. 23, 1839 in the 18th year of his age.

JAMES BERTON RAMSEY only child of John G. and Margrett Ramsey, died Clinton, Ky., Dec. 17, 1839.


February 1, 1840

JOHN WESLEY SCANLON born July 28, 1817; died Marion Co., Ky., Oct. 30, 1839.

ELIZABETH COX, native of New Jersey, died near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1839.

MARTHA P. YOUNG wife of William Young, born Feb. 4, 1767; died Maury Co., Tenn., Jan. 7, 1840; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Burnay, mentioned.

SAMUEL G. WOFFORD son of James and Elizabeth Wofford, born and reared in Stewart Co., Tenn.; died Dec. 29, 1839.

ARCHABALD HORTON died Jan. 13, 1840 in the 52nd year of his age; husband and father (10 children).

Major W. W. WOODS died Nov. 16, 1839 aged 52 years. Hickman Co., Ky. Son-in-law of Silas Bennett.


February 8, 1840

Colonel JOHN P. HICKMAN died near Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 5, 1840; husband and father (1 son ).

NANCY ANTHONY, widow (with several children) died Crittenden Co., Ark., Jan. 3, 1840.

PIERCY YELL, native of Jefferson Co., Tenn., moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. in 1828 where he died January 16, 1840.

JORDAN MORGAN born and reared in Simpson Co., Ky., Jan. 21, 1840 aged 51 years, 10 months [March 21, 1788].

ROBERT LACNEY, native of Pittsylvania Co., Va., died Cass Co., Ga., Dec. 15, 1839 in the 63rd year of her age.


February 15, 1840

WILLIAM IVENS, Green Co., Tenn., died Nov. 13, 1839 in the 50th year of his age.

JOHN AUSTIN died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 14, 1840 in the 42nd year of his age. [A tribute to his memory published in February 22, 1840 issue]

DAVID DICKERSON JOHNSON son of James Johnson, died Feb. 5, 1840.

WILLIAM WEBB son of Dr. W. S. Webb, died Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 16, 1840 in the 29th year of his age; a husband (no children).


February 22, 1840

A poem in memory of "little" DAVID D. JOHNSON.

LOUESA COOK died in residence of her father, Colonel A. Overall, DeKalb Co., Tenn., Feb. 1, 1840 in the 28th year of her age; four children.

HIRAM BOURLAND died Calloway Co., Ky., Dec. 12, 1839 aged 31 years, 11 days [Nov. 23, 1798].

FRANCES T. McLARAN, near Winchester, Tenn., died Jan. 21, 1840 aged 25 years; one daughter.


February 28, 1840

A poetic tribute to memory of JULIA ADELAIDE CARTER daughter of Hon. William B. and Elizabeth Carter, Carter Co., Tenn.; dated Feb. 1840.


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March 7, 1840

N. POWEL wife of James Powel, daughter of John and Isabela McLeod, born Montgomery Co., N. C died Haywood Co., Tenn., Dec. 13, 1839 in the 37th year of her age. Presbyterian.

ELIZA H. A. BOND daughter of Thomas B. Bond died Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 17, 1840 aged 26 years.


March 14, 1840

SUSAN CRENSHAW wife of G. C. Crenshaw, died Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 17, 1840 aged 40 years.

JOHN P. COLE died Giles Co., Tenn., Jan. 18, 1840 aged 25 years.

ELIZABETH JOHNSON daughter of John and Nancy Johnson, died Smith Co., Tenn., recently, aged 18 years.


March 21, 1840

EDWARD HARRIS, esq., born Montgomery Co., N.C., May 8, 1774; died Wilson Co., Tenn., Feb. 9, 1840.

PERNINA RUSHIAN [Rushing] wife of Philip Rushian born Anson Co., N.C.; married there; died Stewart Co., Tenn., Feb. 10, 1849.

HANAH E. DODD died Cannon Co., Tenn., Feb. 27, 1840 aged 19 years, 2 months and 13 days [Feb. 14, 1821].

JOHN BLYTHE died Henry Co., Tenn., recently, in the 56th year of his age; migrated to Tenn. from Southhampton Co., Va., 1827.

MARY ANN PATTERSON, daughter of Allen and Disey Sexton, wife of William A. Patterson, died Carroll Co., Tenn., Feb. 21, 1830 [1840].

SUSAN CRENSHAW wife of G. C. Crenshaw died Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 17, 1840.

SUSAN A. LANGHAM daughter of Thomas Armstrong; wife of Lewis Langham, born Conecuh Co., Ala., Mar. 20, 1820; died Wilcox Co., Ga., January 25, 1840.

PENELOPE ELLIS wife of Rev. Reuben Eillis, Tennessee Conference, born Sampson Co., N.C., 1792; married in 1816; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., Feb. 16, 1840.

G. W. SHINAUTT, nephew of John Shinautt, formerly of Shelby Co., Tenn. and Walter Shinautt, Fayette Co., Tenn., was in a small boat on the Mississippi River, February 25, 1840, when waves from a steamboat overturned it, to which he clung until he couldn't and was drowned.


March 28, 1840

MILLY M. DOSS youngest daughter of Mathew and Anny Doss, died Robertson Co., Tenn., March 9, 1840 aged 12 years, 4 months, 15 days [Oct. 24, 1827].

WILLIAM JUSTICE died Carroll Co., Tenn., March 1, 1840 in the 27th year of his age.


April 4, 1840

Reverend WILLIAM M. KENNEDY died Newberry Dist., S.C., February 22, 1840.


April 11, 1840

SAMUEL T. COKER just appointed postmaster at Carthage in Smith County, Tennessee.


April 18, 1840

PRISCILLA WYATT wife of Thomas Wyatt, native of Lunenburg Co., Va. died in Montgomery Co., Tenn., Feb. 11, 1840 in the 53rd year of her age; five children.

PERMELIA SCRUGGS died nine miles from Huntsville, Ala., April 4, 1840 in the 35th year of her age.


April 25, 1840

Mrs. S. W. ABERNATHY died April 10, 1840 in the 40th year of her age.


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INFORMATION WANTED. ABRAM BEACHY, Lebanon, Ohio wanted to know about the present whereabouts of his uncle, FELINE BEACHY, a millwright, who had left Lancaster Co., Pa. about 45 years ago "for Virginia", Rockingham County; he would be about 70 years old and might have moved to Tennessee.

Reverend G. M. McNELLY born now-Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 15, 1793; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, August 14, 1814; a retired Methodist preacher in Ky. Conference; died Springfield, Tenn., April 14, 1840; ordained deacon, Oct. 25, 1816; ordained elder, Oct. 4, 1818.

ELIZABETH BROWN, Warren Co., Tenn., died Warren Co., Tenn., January 29, 1840.


May 2, 1840

A newly-married couple, CHARLES CISNEY and wife were drowned in Point Creek, Ohio, when accidentally thrown from their wagon, April 25, 1840. "They both sank, clasped in each otherís arms."

MARY DENSON wife of Wiley Denson, daughter of H. and N. Faris, died April 12, 1840 in the 36th year of her age.

S. CLARK wife of Major John Clark; daughter of John Henderson; born Albemarle Co., Va., April 6, 1775; died March 9, 1840.


May 9, 1840

DIXON C. McLEODE, presiding elder, Memphis District, Memphis Conference, died recently; a Methodist itinerant preach for fifteen years.

M. J. GORIN wife of G. W. Gorin; daughter of B. and E. Howard, died Perry Co., Tenn., Mar. 19, 1840.


May 10, 1840

HARVEY CURRIER, Warner, died April 10, 1840 having frozen to death, probably while in an intoxicated state.

WILLIAM JUSTICE died Carroll Co., Tenn., Mar. 1, 1840 in the 27th year of his age.


May 23, 1840

SARAH A. JEFFREYS wife of Simon Jeffreys; daughter of George Whitson (dec), Davidson Co Tenn.; died Pontotoc Co., Miss., May 7, 1840 aged 24 years.

JESSEE SEARCY born Granville Co., N.C., August 1, 1784; died Huntsville, Ala., May 8, 1840.

MARY DENSON wife of Wiley Denson; daughter of Hezekiah and Mary Faris; died April 12, 1840 in the 36th year of her age; moved with family from Virginia to Franklin Co., Tenn.; nine children.

T. HARRIET COLE wife of C. T. Cole, died Robertson Co., Tenn., April 11, 1840 aged 31 years three children.

Miss H. A. CARROL died Hardin Co., Tenn., May 1, 1840 in the 10th year of her age.


May 30, 1840

Funeral of Hon. THADDEUS BETTS, U. S. Senator from Connecticut was held in Washington, D. C., April 8, 1840 [Betts, born Feb. 4, 1789, died April 7, 1840, served in U. S. Senate, March 4, 1839 until his demise.]

INFORMATION WANTED. WILLIAM MEADOR moved from Morgan Co., Ga. to Tenn., fall 1823; his wife, Jane or Jincey, died the following winter. Meador left his children, John T. and Elizabeth Meador, with relatives and moved to Dallas Co., Ala. where he died August 1824. The children's grandfather, John Meador, had died leaving them "a share in his estate" and their present whereabouts were needed. Contact, Ira Meador, Liberty Hill, Ala.


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June 6, 1840

W. H. ATKINS son of William R. and Sileme Atkins, died Stewart Co., Tenn., April 18, 1840 in the 23rd year of his age.


June 13, 1840

MARTHA McGEE, widow of Rev. John McGee, died Smith Co., Tenn., May 17, 1840 in the 73rd year of her age.

SARAH WALTON, widow, died Smith Co., Tenn., May 31, 1840 aged about 80 years.

DANIEL H. HAMER born Aug. 26, 1804; died May 31, 1840; 1 child.

MARY JANE HARRIS, Madison Co., Ala., died May 30, 1840.


June 20, 1840

JOHN LAYN, formerly of New Providence, Tenn., died Montgomery Co., Tenn., June 11, 1840. Baptist.

MARTHA M. THACKER wife of Richard B. Thacker; born Amelia Co., Va., July 5, 1804; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., May 13, 1840; six children.

WILLIAM COLTART, a young man living in Franklin, Tenn. was wounded "in open day" on Shelbyville and Winchester Road by ZEBULON PAYNE, Bedford Co., Tenn., June 14, 1840; his throat had been cut for his money. He was a stepson of Daniel Cameron.


June 27, 1840

The WIFE of WILLIAM BROWN, farmer Huntington Co., Pa., their daughter and four sons were found dead, murdered, on the farm "a few days ago." Brown was a suspect in these terrible murders.


July 4, 1840

MARGARET THORNTON died Madison Co., Tenn., June 16, 1840.

SOPHIA E. PEACOCK daughter of Burrel and Henrietta Fetherston, wife of William J. Peacock, died Bedford Co., Tenn., May 24, 1840 aged 24 years, 8 months, 14 days [Sept. 10, 1815]; four children, the youngest born May 7, 1840.


July 11, 1840

Judge SMITH, Huntsville, Ala. died recently after a severe illness.


July 18, 1840

EUGENIA CATHARINE SALE daughter of Rev. Alexander and Sarah Sale, died June 2, 1840 aged 12 years, 5 months [January 2, 1828].

Reverend SAMUEL LOTSPEICH was killed by lightning, east Tenn., June 27, 1840.


July 25, 1840

Hon. THOMAS SUMTER son of General Thomas Sumter and father of Hon. Thomas D. Sumter, U. S. Representative; a former member of Congress; died near Statesburg, S.C., June 1, 1840 in the 72d year of his age. [Sumter, August 14, 1734-June 1, 1840, served in the U. S. Congress, from S.C., 1789-1793; 1797-1801; U. S. Senate, 1801-1810]

SHERWOOD GREEN, esq., died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 1, 1840 in the 53rd year of his age.

CHRISTOPHER IRVIN born in Ireland, 1776; migrated to Pa. about 1794; moved to Norfolk, Va., then to Richmond, Va. about 1825 and onto Maury Co., Tenn., where he died June 18, 1840.

SARAH ANNE JOHNSON, tall and slender, married L. D. Baker, July 18, 1837; two children; died July 18, 1840. Nashville, Tennessee.

SARAH FEATHERSTONE wife of Lewis Featherston, Fayette Co., Tenn., died June 29, 1840 in the 52nd year of her age.


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August 1, 1840

SUSANNA CRENSHAW wife of W. T. Crenshaw died July 24, 1840 in the 50th year of her age. Nashville, Tenn.

Reverend ALEXANDER WINBOURNE born Rowan Co., N.C., May 12, 1811; died July 25, 1840; licensed as a Methodist local preacher, August 27, 1831; entered the itinerant ministry, Tennessee Conference, 1833; ordained deacon, Nov. 1, 1835; ordained elder, Oct. 15, 1837; he filled appointments in several circuits and in Clarksville, Columbia and Nashville; had answered the call to preach in the Alabama Conference in 1838.


August 8, 1840

MARTHA CHARLOCK wife of James Charlock; daughter of Rev. William Burgess, Holston Conference; born Sept. 26, 1802; died Marion Co., Tenn., July 26, 1840; six children.

Colonel CHARLES DIBRELL, native of Va., died Obion Co., Tenn., July 15, 1840 aged 84 years; veteran of Revolutionary War. Methodist.

CATHARINE STEARNS, formerly of Watertown, Mass., died Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 3, 1840.

CATHARINE H. SEVIER wife of Colonel George W. Sevier, died recently. [Catharine Heatherley Chambers, born Aug. 26, 1788; the wife of George Washington Sevier; she died August 3, 1840 about four miles from Nashville, Tennessee]


August 15, 1840

FRANCIS DAVIS youngest son of Rev. Charles A. Davis, died recently.

WILLIAM G. EVANS died July 25, 1840 aged about 64 years; his wife, Mayr [probably Mary] Evans died July 20, 1840 aged about 54 years. Davidson Co., Tenn.

WILLIAM GLASCOW JAMISON second son of Jeremiah and Aletha Jamison died August 1, 1840 aged 7 years and a few months.

FROTILLA HARTSFIELD wife of Major William Hartsfield died August 10, 1840 in the 19th year of her age.

DANIEL WHEELER, a philanthropic Quaker, died New York City, July 12, 1840.

ANN B. DISMUKES wife of J. D. Dismukes, died Sumner Co., Tenn., July 16, 1840 in the 35th year of her age.

SAMUEL R. BOYD born Maury Co., Tenn.; moved to Henry Co., Tenn., 1824 where he died July 22, 1840.


August 22, 1840

Mrs. ANN WINSTON died Wilson Co., Tenn., July 14, 1840 aged 93 years "and some months."

SARAH GRIMES wife of Major G. Grimes; daughter of Rev. John Nixon; died Aug. 7, 1840 in the 37th year of her age.


August 29, 1840

Reverend JAMES WOOD, oldest Methodist preacher in the world, in the 89th year of his age, died at Kingswood, England, June 17, 1840; entered the Methodist ministry in 1772; retired fourteen years ago.

THOMAS KILLIN, Union Co., Ark., died July 10, 1840, having come there from Lauderdale, Ala. about five years ago.

ELIZABETH C. WOODS wife of Charles E. Woods; daughter of John and Elizabeth McLeary; born Ga.; moved with parents to Tenn.; married in 1823; died Marshall Co., Tenn., Aug. 9, 1840.

MARY M. NEWTON daughter of James and Sarah P. Sample; granddaughter of Major Hugh McVay; born April 15, 1820; joined Methodist Church, 1834; died August 31, 1840; her child died May 16, 1840.

ISAAC N. BAKER died Hardeman Co., Tenn., August 17, 1840 in the 27th year of his age.


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ALEXANDER BABER, native of Virginia, died Aug. 3, 1840 in the 32nd year of his age.

FIELDING McDANIEL fourth son and sixth child of Fielding and Lucy McDaniel, born Feb. 18, 1817; died July 24, 1840; school teacher.


September 5, 1840

Dr. JAMES A. L. PURDOM was awarded the Master of Arts degree from LaGrange College, Ala recently.


September 19, 1840

JAMES McFERRIN born Washington Co., Va., March 22, 1784; married Jane Berry, March 21, 1804; moved that year to Rutherford Co., Tenn.; served in the Creek war and the War of 1812; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, Sept. 14, 1831 [1821]. as a Methodist local preacher; entered the itinerant ministry in November 1823 and filled several appointments; moved to Tipton Co., Tenn. in fall 1823; off and on itinerant, he located in 1840. He had written, "Up to October 15th 1839 I have preached 2088 sermons, baptized 573 adult persons, 814 infants..." He died September 3, 1840.

A. L. LAMB born Dinwiddie Co., Va., June 10, 1796; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn., 1820; died Franklin, Tenn., August 23, 1840.

JOSEPHUS NICHOLS COWDEN son of William and Elizabeth Cowden, Marshall Co., Tenn., died August 2, 1840 aged nearly 22 years.

RODHAM TULLOSS died Williamson Co., Tenn., August 30, 1840.

JAMES CREIGHTON died Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 1840.

MARY OSBORN wife of John Osborn, died Catahula Parish, La., July 14, 1840 in the 26th year of his age; married in 1827; seven children.

JOHN B. PARKS died near Shelbyville, Tenn., Aug. 24, 1840 in the 27th year of his age.

WILLIAM WORD born Pasquotank Co., N.C., April 1, 1782; died July 30, 1840.

SAMAPL GRAFF, native of Berks Co., Pa., died DeKalb Co., Tenn., recently, in his 31st year.

Mrs. MILDRED ATKINS died Giles Co., Tenn., August 15, 1840.

PHILLIP JOHNSTON died Lauderdale Co., Ala., July 12, 1840 in the 43rd year of his age.

SEABOURN JONES, Talladega, Ala., died Aug. 17, 1840; middle-aged; three children.

GEORGE STOVEALL died Weakley Co., Tenn., Sept. 4, 1840.

J. EVANS wife of J. W. Evans died Marion Parish, La., Sept. 14, 1840 in the 38th year of her age.

THOMAS WESLEY McKNIGHT son of William and Elvira D. McKnight, born Oct. 5, 1837; died Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Aug. 11, 1840.

MARY H. S. GREEN wife of Simon W. Green, Hardeman Co., Tenn.; born Warren Co., N.C., July 31, 1810; died August 30, 1840; son, Joseph.

THOMAS W. MULLINS son of James and Rebecca Mullins, born Lawrence Co., Ala., Mar. 28, 1841; died of typhus fever, August 25, 1840.


September 26, 1840

CAROLINE CLAYTON wife of David Clayton; daughter of John and Sophia Mason; died Columbia, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1840 in the 24th year of her age.

SUSAN SHAW daughter of Thomas T. Shaw, died Davidson Co., Tenn., Aug. 30, 1840 in the 17th year of her age.

MAT. J. HORN died Wilson Co., Tenn., July 28, 1840 in the 20th year of his age.

WILLIAM WILKERSON WINFORD son of Benj. and Elizabeth Winford, died Sept. 6, 1840 in 36th year.


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THOMAS PITTS NEAL son of John H. and Martha J. Neal, died Aug. 24, 1840 aged 2 year, l month 18 days [July 6, 1838]


October 3, 1840

MARGARET ALMENA REEVES died St. Clair Co., Ala., Aug. 24, 1840 in the 20th year of her age

SARAH D. SELF daughter of Robert and Rachael Sadler, Amelia Co., Va., born Dec. 14, 1798; married William E. Self, June 1814; died Aug. 17, 1840.

AMANDA McGOODWIN wife of Major James K. McGoodwin, daughter of Isaac Baker and wife, died Sumner Co., Tenn., Sept. 23, 1840 in the 31st year of her age.

Reverend SAMUEL K. HODGES died Columbus, Ga., September 8, 1840.

ANN RICHMOND daughter of George and Frances Connelly; wife of Joseph Richmond; born Caswell Co., N.C. and died in Hickman Co., Ky., Sept. 10, 1840 in the 55th year of her age.


[HERE THERE IS A LARGE GAP IN TIME, WITH ISSUES MISSING FOR latter part of 1840, all of 1841 and most of 1842.]


November 4, 1842

Dr. W. WOMBLE born Edgecombe Co., N.C., Mar. 15, 1800; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Dec. 22, 1832; died Shelby Co., Tenn., July 17, 1842. Moved to the latter county in 1836.

Colonel JOHN R. ADAMS, formerly of Bedford Co., Va., died in Purdy, Tennessee, August 27, 1842 aged 32 years; surviving were his widow and two children.

PRESLEY HASSELL born Sumner Co., Tenn.; died Gibson Co., Tenn., Aug. 31, 1840 in 43rd year.

SUSAN MURRAY died Hickman Co., Tenn., August 14, 1840.

JOHN WILLIAM HARGIS died Fayette Co., Tenn., Sept. 27, 1840 aged about 24 years.

ELOUISE R. BOOTH daughter of William and Eliza Booth, died Fayette Co., Tenn., Oct. 11, 1842 aged 14 years, 10 months, 14 days [November 27, 1827].


November 11, 1842

SARAH WILLIS daughter of W. L. Willis, died October 14, 1842.


November 18, 1842

SALLY CORNELIA ROGERS born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Nov. 10, 1827; died Sept. 16, 1840.

Mrs. MARY RICHMAN died Sept. 29, 1842 in the 54th year of her age.


November 25, 1842

Captain FLEMING BATES died Fayette Co., Tenn., Oct. 20, 1842 in the 64th year of his age; includes a long poem in his memory, by Mrs. Anna A. Hurt, Fayette Co., October 1842.

NANCY M. HURT died Elbert Co., Ga., Nov. 18, 1842 in the 75th year of her age.

GEORGE McFERRIN SANFORD son of Robert W. and Frances D. Sanford; born June 6, 1841; died Oct. 13, 1842. Tipton, Tenn.

CATHARINE KESTERSON wife of Rev. J. K. Kesterson died Oct. 20, 1842.

Reverend JOSHUA HOLBERT, Baptist preacher, died recently, aged 56 years, 18 days old.

NANCY ALSTON HARRIS died Sept. 16, 1842 in the 46th year of her age; moved to Tenn. from North Carolina in 1823.

MARTHA ELIZABETH GREGORY daughter of Robert Gregory, died Sevier Co., Ark., Oct. 23, 1842.

LUCY JANE HEARSEY daughter of Mrs. C. A. Tate, born June 22, 1833; died Covington, Tenn., Oct 16, 1842.


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December 2, 1842

WILLIAM G. DAVIDSON born N.C. about 1829; moved to Tenn.; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1840 and labored in the Tennessee Conference where he died recently; a tribute to his memory by a group of Methodist preachers dated November 4, 1842.

SAMUEL L. WALKER born Bibb Co., Ala., but reared in Shelby Co., Ala.; died Bibb Co., Ala., Sept. 27, 1842 aged 23 years.

SALENDO A. BUGG born July 25, 1818; died Oct. 1, 1842.

ELICH NICHOL born Davidson Co., Tenn., 1805; Moscow, Ky. merchant; married in 1836; died in Moscow, November 1, 1842.

ALMON HERRING died Nov. 5, 1842 in the 35th year of his age.

COSA EARNEST wife of Sartain Earnest; daughter of John and Nancy McWilliams; born Warren Co., Ky., 1805; moved with parents to north Alabama; moved to Lowndes Co., Miss. and in 1838 to Choctaw Co., Miss. where she died Aug. 28, 1842.

Reverend WILLIAM WHITNEY, Mississippi Conference, died October 6, 1842.


December 9, 1842

MARY CULBERTSON died Robertson Co., Tenn., Oct. 30, 1842 in the 75th year of her age; daughter of Thomas and Harriet Farmer; wife of James B. Culbertson.

SARAH T. ELLIOTT daughter of Rev. Thomas S. Elliott, died Stewart Co., Tenn., Nov. 5, 1842 aged 17 years, 11 months [1825].

MARTHA ANN WADE born Oct. 24, 1829; died Spring Hill, Maury Co., Tenn., Nov. 18, 1842.


December 16, 1842

LUCINDA C. GRANT daughter of Hiram and Elizabeth Bobo; born May l3, 1823; married David Grant, July 2l, 1840; died Sept. 5, 1842, consumption.

RACHEL C. WHITE died Jackson, Tenn., Nov. 22, 1842 in the 22nd year of her age.


December 23, 1842

WINNEYFRED MOORES born Camden, S.C., 1768/69; daughter of William Whitaker; moved to Ky., thence to Smith Co., Tenn., 1800; her husband died in 1812 leaving her with nine children. She died Dec. 3, 1842; buried in Nashville, Tenn.

JOHN HARVEY RICE youngest son of John and Nancy Rice; born Wilson Co., Tenn., April 17, 1819; died Dec. 6, 1842.

PATIENCE H. RICE daughter of John and Nancy Rice, born Wilson Co., Tenn., Mar. 19, 1811; married James Rice, August 30, 1829; died Sept. 30, 1842; six children.

"My Mother" (so wrote Joseph Carl), PHEBE CURL wife of Jacob Curl, died Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 12, 1842 in the 74th year of her age.

Reverend J. B. GOODBY, native of western Va.; moved to Wayne Co., Tenn., 1817; a Methodist preacher who died in Fayette Co., Tenn., Oct. 3, 1842.

THOMAS CARTER born Va., Mar. 15, 1766; died Oct. 16, 1842.

ELIZABETH MINSKEPE born Pa.; moved to western Va., 1832; died Oct. 4, 1842 aged 101 years.

ELIZABETH M. WILSON only daughter of Richard Herbert (dec), Williamson Co., Tenn.; married S. D. Wilson, 1828; moved to Texas, 1840, where she died Sept. 1, 1842. Her daughter, MARGARET REBECCA, died Oct. 1, 1842 aged 5 years. Her son, CHARLES, died Oct. 10, 1842 in the 13th year of his age.


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