Abstracted by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2004

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January 6, 1832

WILLIAM SMITH, esquire, died Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 25, 1831 in the 56th year of his age; clerk of the Williamson County Circuit Court.

The residence of JAMES C. HILL, dec. was available for this year's rent.

OBADIAH FITZGERALD advertised for all persons with claims against the estate of SMITH MAYES, dec. to file same with him promptly.


January 13, 1832

Colonel JOHN N. WRIGHT, Cotton Port, married JULIA ANN BIBB, Davidson Co., Tenn., Jan. 8, 1832.

SARAH GREEN TENISON wife of JOSEPH TENISON died Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1831; wife and mother (two of her children had predeceased her).

Mrs. SUSAN DENNIS, formerly of James City County, Va., died Franklin, Tenn., Jan. 5, 1832 in the 54th year of her age; just recently moved to Franklin because her son lived there; widow of the Rev. Mr. DENNIS, Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Virginia.

JAMES PIKE died in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 7, 1832 in the 43rd year of his age; a "lottery manager."


January 20, 1832

CAROLINE E. daughter of Colonel GUILFORD DUDLEY died Jan. 13, 1832 in the 30th year of her age; presumably in Williamson County, Tenn.


January 27, 1832

JAMES BYRD advertised for persons with claims against the estate of BAYLER BYRD file same with him promptly.

ROSALIE oldest daughter of CHARLES PRUDHOMME, Mobile, Ala., died in Demopolis, Ala., Dec. 19, 1831 from fatal burn injuries.


February 3, 1832

JOHN MIMMS froze to death, recently; once an able lawyer, he had become an alcoholic; drank too much the day of the night he died "in" the Baptist Church, where he had sought refuge (as announced in the Tennessee BEACON).

JOSEPH F. McMAHON married JANE L. GOFF, both of Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 2, 1832.


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February 10, 1832

WILLIAM B. DUTY married SARAH daughter of JAMES WILKINS, February 9, 1832.

Mrs. LUCY CANNON died January 31, 1832 in the 56th year of her age; a Methodist for about forty years; wife and mother.


February 24, 1832

JAMES SANDERS, living near Rockingham Court House, North Carolina, aged 107 years, was "too old to perform military duty in the [American] Revolution"; could read without spectacles; his hair, formerly gray, had turned dark; had an 80 year old son.


March 30, 1832

From the Knoxville REPUBLICAN, February 29, 1832. On Sunday, March 19, 1832 several men, near Elizabethtown, Tenn., decided to go on a fox hunt; they pursued a fox into a cave where four of the men died of mysterious cause, WILLIAM BOYD, WILLIAM GUINN, SAMUEL McKEEHAN and JAMES HUMPHREYS.

General WILLIAM WALLACE, Warren Co., North Carolina, died March 5, 1832; "public spirited citizen."

Deaths of ALEXANDER EVERYT [sic] and ABRAHAM PEEPLES [Original manuscript contains a copy of the article which is very difficult to read. I have attempted to transcribe it –please check the original newspaper article if this interests you—LB]:

ANOTHER REVOLUTIONARY WORTHY GONE! –Died, lately in Johnson county, in the 94th year of his age, Alexander Everyt, Esq. who, with Colonel Phienon Hawkins, of Warren (still living) and Charles Bruce of Guliford, whose death is announced below, were the last surviving members of Congress at Halifax in 1776, which formed the excellent and venerable Constitution of North Carolina. He possessed a sound understanding, which he retained unimpaired to the last, and was emphatically a good man and a useful citizen. During the course of his long and active, and at times exposed life, he never was bled or took medicine; abstinence from food, and drinking warm water, were his remedies for every complaint – diseases he had none. He was of a thin habit of body, ever had a feeble constitution and was extremely temperate in his passions and enjoyments. His immortal spirit was at last parted from its frail tenement, without the intervention of pain or sickness, by the mere exhaustion of his physical powers.

Died at the house of his son-in-law, Maj. Alexander Peeples, in Guilford County, on the 21st of January inst, Charles Bruce Esq., aged 90 years and ten days. Mr. Bruce was a native of Westmoreland County, Va. Whence he emigrated, to N. Carolina, and in the year 1769 settled in Guilford County, at a place which he called Summerfield, where he has resided ever since. He was a member of the Convention that formed the state constitution in 1776; for several years, about the close of the Revolutionary War, a member of the State Legislature, and for the last thirty years, a member of the Baptist Church, in which connection he died. He possessed in an eminent degree the esteem and confidence of all who knew him.


April 6, 1832

PEGGY S. MALLORY, administratrix of THOMAS G. MALLORY's estate, advertised for persons with claims against this estate file same promptly. Also, his perishable estate would be sold at his "late residence," April 20; his cotton crop weighing 10,000 pounds was to be sold at the WOOD warehouse in Nashville, April 30, 1832.

THOMAS MILLER, Franklin, Tenn. married Mrs. NANCY B. MOORE, Columbia, Tenn., April 5, 1832.


April 20, 1832

SHADRICK CAYCEY, formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn., died near Lawrenceburg, Tenn., April 13, 1832 aged about 57 years.

ISAAC HILLIARD died near Franklin, Tenn., Apr. 18, 1832.

MICHAEL LONG, an old citizen of Williamson Co., Tenn., died April 18, 1832.


April 27, 1832

Mrs. BELINDA DICKINSON died Charleston, New Hampshire, April 4, 1832 aged 72 years.


May 18, 1832

NANCY L. daughter of HENRY WALKER died near Franklin, Tenn., May 11, 1832 aged 16 years.


June 15, 1832

ALEXANDER WILLIS married DELANY ANDERSON, Franklin Co., Tenn., June 12, 1832

Honorable JOHN RHEA died Sullivan Co., Tenn., May 27, 1832 aged 79 years; a distinguished lawyer; a representative from Tennessee when it was a territory, in the legislature of North Carolina; served many years as member of the national House of Representatives. [See page 5.]


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DEPARTED this life on Sunday morning the 27th of May last, at half past 8 o'clock, in Sullivan county, the Hon. JOHN RHEA, at the age of seventy nine years. He came to this country at an early period and was a distinguished lawyer in his day. He was a representative from this State when it was a territory, in the legislature of North Carolina--was a member of the convention that formed the constitution of Tennessee, and besides other stations of honor which he held, was the representative in Congress of the district in which he resided for a period of about twenty years. In these various situations he discharged his public duties with honor to himself and advantage to his country. He was a republican in principle and practice, devoted to the popular interest and never deserted the cause of democracy. In private life he was as conspicuous for honesty that was never suspected, and an integrity of conduct that was never stained, as in his public deportment he had adhered with a devoted and uncompromising fidelity, to the wishes and interest of his constituents. In his individual transactions he was not only fair but liberal, and often manifested the philanthropy of his heart by his munificence to public institutions. Upon the whole, East Tennessee has lost an individual who was highly useful and conspicuous in his day; in private life, unsuspecting, ingenuous and liberal; a statesman firm, well informed, perspicacious and intrepid, a republican of the Jeffersonian stamp; a devoted patriot and an honest man. -- [RUSSELVILLE REGISTER]


BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1974, Washington, D.C., 1974, page 1601:

RHEA, John, a Representative from Tennessee; born in the parish of Langhorn, County Londonderry, Ireland, in 1753; immigrated to the United States in 1769 with his parents, who settled in Philadelphia, Pa.; moved to Piney Creek, Md., in 1771 and to eastern Tennessee in 1778; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Princeton College in 1780; member of the Patriot force in the Battle of King's Mountain in October 1780; clerk of the Sullivan County Court in the proposed State of Franklin and subsequently in North Carolina 1785-1790; member of the House of Commons of North Carolina; was a delegate to the State convention that ratified the Federal Constitution in 1789; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1789; delegate to the constitutional convention of Tennessee in 1796; attorney general of Greene County, Tenn., in 1796; member of the State house of representatives in 1796 and 1797; elected as a Democrat to the Eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1815); appointed United States commissioner to treat with the Choctaw Nation in 1816; elected to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1823); actively connected with higher education in Tennessee; retired from active pursuits and resided on the Rhea plantation near Blountville, Sullivan County, Tenn., where he died May 27, 1832; interment in the Blountville Cemetery.


June 22, 1832

By a committee a memorial in honor of Dr. WILLIAM McGEE who died in Williamson Co., Tenn., June 15, 1832; surviving were his widow and seven children.

LEMUEL DONELSON died near Franklin, Tenn., June 20, 1832 aged about 42 years.

GEN. THOMAS SUMTER died on Friday last, after a very short illness. The whole State will deplore his loss, and do honor to his memory.

Of this celebrated warrior and patriot, it were needless for us to attempt to give, at any length, our poor eulogium. His name has long filled a broad and bright page in the annals of the Revolution, beside those of Green and Marion and Morgan; and to the last hour of his protracted career he continued to be the enthusiastic champion of the Whig principles which animated the heroes of that day. Dying in the 97th year of his age, in his fate nothing can he found to lament, except that the Providence which made him, in his manhood, one of the chief instruments of giving freedom to his country, allowed him to live so long as, in his old age, to see her again enslaved -- but did not spare him a few months more, to behold the second deliverance, which, we trust in that Providence, now speedily awaits her. He will be remembered with pride and admiration, until that freedom is totally lost and forgotten -- and to his name shall be given all the immortality which the history and gratitude of his country can bestow. --Columbia Telescope, June 5.


June 29, 1832

Miss ELIZABETH HAMILTON died near Franklin, Tenn., June 26, 1832 aged 15 years.

Dr. JAMES MADISON PERKINS, Williamson Co., Tenn. married SUSANNA E. CURRY, Davidson Co., Tenn., near Nashville (June 21, 1832].

TATE MORTON, Bedford Co., Tenn. married NANCY [sic] HANCOCK, Maury Co., Tenn., June 21, 1832.


July 6, 1832

STEPHEN HANCOCK married EMELINE LANE; both of Maury Co., Tenn., June 28, 1832.

JOSIAH T. MORTON, Bedford Co., Tenn. married LUCINDA HANCOCK, Maury Co., Tenn., June 21, 1832.


July 27, 1832

Captain E. S. TAPPAN, Brownsville, Tenn. merchant married SARAH JANE WILLIAMSON, Somerville, July 4, 1832.


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August 3, 1832

ELIZABETH wife of ARCHER JORDAN, esquire, Williamson Co., Tenn., born January 13, 1774; married Sept. 28, 1795; died July 10, 1832; had "numerous family of children and grandchildren"; agreeable in her deportment.


August 24, 1832

WILLIAM NEAL died Franklin, Tenn., August 19, 1832 in 62nd year of his age.


August 31, 1832

DAVID BALLOU, aged 85 years, was traveling from Ohio to his native town, Cumberland, Rhode Island; on a stagecoach near Providence, R. I. he became ill and the other passengers were afraid he had cholera and he was put off the coach; no one would approach him. He paid someone to carry him to his brother's home in Cumberland where he was placed in a barn and a doctor called upon to attend him, but before the latter could arrive, the old man died, recently. [Cholera, a great scourge of the time, was raging over the United States at the time.]

JOHN M. HUTTON died near Franklin, Tenn., Aug. 31, 1832 in the 65th year of his age; had immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland in 1784.

WILLIAM WHITE advertised he would sell the slaves of JOSEPH WALLACE for debt, in Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 15, 1832. They were GILES, aged about 45 years; CHARLES, aged 25 years; LEWIS, aged 10 years; BILL, aged 6 years; ELLICK, aged 6 years; MYRA, aged 8 years; CLARISSA, aged 4 years; SYLVA, aged 25 years and her infant about eight months old.


September 7, 1832

SMITH CRIDDLE, Davidson Co., Tenn. married LUCINDA daughter of H. WHITFIELD, Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 6, 1832.


October 12, 1832

Tribute to the memory of NICHOLAS P. SMITH, attorney, who died near Franklin, Tenn., October 10, 1832; by the Williamson County Court dated Oct. 10, 1832; ditto, by the Bar, dated Oct. 10, 1832; ditto, by the citizens of Franklin, dated Oct. 10, 1832.

G. MARSHALL, administrator of DAVID H. GUTHRIE's estate advertised that he would sell the perishables of this estate, at the decedent's late residence, November 1, 1832.


October 19, 1832

Dying of cholera, Cincinnati, Ohio: JOHN COONSE, Sept. 30; Mr. MILHOLLAND, Oct. l; SUSAN HATION [sic], black, Oct. l; RACHEL BROWN, black, Oct. 4; DANIEL UNDERWOOD, black, Oct. 5; JAMES PRICE, black, Oct. 5; RUTH HAMILTON, black, Oct. 5; Mr. CARLEY, Oct. 5; DAVID FODER, Oct. 5; JAMES TURNER, black, Oct. 6; MARY COLLINS, black, Oct. 6; Mr. NELSON, Oct. 6; NANCY HALL, Oct. 7; JAMES SHARE, Oct. 7; JOSEPH McINTYRE, Oct. 7.

JOSEPH F. CAYCE married ISABELLA R. WHITE, in Nashville, Tenn., October 17, 1832.

JAMES S. and JAMES WILLIAMS, executors of JAMES WILLIAMS' will advertised for persons with claims against the estate to file same promptly.


November 2, 1832

WILLIAM E. ANDERSON, esquire, died near Franklin, Tenn., November 1, 1832 in 29th year of his age; lawyer. [Tribute of respect, in his memory, by the local BAR, November 3, 1832, appeared in the November 9, 1832 issue of the REVIEW]


November 9, 1832

OWEN T. WATKINS, esquire, died near Franklin, Tenn., November 7, 1832 in 51st year of his age; husband and father.


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November 30, 1832

Dr. GASPARD SPURZHEIM, phrenologist, died Boston, Mass., of typhus fever, earlier this month. Born near Treves, 1776; studied medicine in Vienna, Austria; arrived in Boston in recent months.

The venerable CHARLES CARROLL of Carrollton, Maryland, died November 14, 1832, the last of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence to die. Born Sept. 20 [19] 1737, Annapolis, Maryland; of Irish ancestry. Maryland U.S. Senator, 1789 until he retired in 1801. Tribute of respect by mayor and city council of Baltimore, Maryland.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-l974, Washington, D.C., 1974, page 710:

CARROLL, Charles (of Carrollton) (cousin of Charles Carroll, "Barrister," and Daniel Carroll), a Delegate and a Senator from Maryland; born in Annapolis, Md., September 19, 1737; attended the Jesuits' College of Bohemia at Hermans Manor, Md., and the College of St. Omer in France; studied civil law at the College of Louis le Grand in Rheims, and common law in London; returned to Annapolis, Md., in 1765; delegate to the revolutionary convention of Maryland in 1775; Continental commissioner to Canada in 1776; member of the Board of War 1776-1777; elected as a Delegate to the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, and served until November 15, 1776; again elected on February 15, 1777, and served until 1778, when he resigned; again elected to the Continental Congress in 1780, but declined to serve; member of the State senate of Maryland 1777 to 1800; was a signer of the Declaration of Independence; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate; reelected in 1791 and served from March 4, 1789, to November 30, 1792, when, preferring to remain a State senator, he resigned because of a law passed by the Maryland Legislature disqualifying the members of the State senate who held seats in Congress; retired to private life in 1801; set the stone marking the beginning of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company on July 4, 1828; died in Baltimore, Md., November 14, 1832; at the time of his death was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence; interment in the chapel of Doughoregan Manor, near Ellicott City, Howard County, Md.


December 7, 1832

WILLIAM, H. GROUCH, Franklin, Tenn. married ELIZABETH STONE, Williamson Co., Tenn., December 5, 1832.


December 14, 1832

HUGH McCABE, formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn. died Mt. Pleasant, Maury Co., Tenn., December 5, 1832.

Mrs. E. DONELSON widow of LEMUEL DONELSON died Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 6, 1832.

ELIZABETH wife of CHARLES G. OLMSTED died December 9, 1832.


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