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

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January 4, 1839

JOHN S. son of L. O'BEECH, Williamson Co., Tenn. died Dec. 31, 1838 in the 16th year of his age.

Dr. JOHN NEWNAN, one of the oldest physicians in Nashville, Tenn. died there, Dec. 30, 1838.

Colonel JOHN PURDY died Henderson County, Tenn. died recently; member of the Tennessee Constitutional Convention, 1834. [His tombstone in Chester Co., Tenn. reads that Colonel PURDY died, December 4, 1838 aged 40 years and 7 months old.]


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THOMAS M. JONES, Giles Co., Tenn. married MARIETTA PERKINS, Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 25, 1838.

JEREMIAH HILL married MATILDA FLY, December 26, 1838.

M. W. LINDSEY married VIRGINIA PERKINS, Tuscaloosa, Ala., December 13, 1838.

THOMAS G. CLEMSON, Philadelphia, married ANNA daughter of Hon. JOHN C. CALHOUN, Ft. Hill, South Carolina, December 12, 1838.

JOSEPH C. THOMPSON, Davidson Co., Tenn. married BETHEYNIA PATTON, Williamson Co., Tenn., January 3, 1839.

URICH CRAIG married MARY ANN TILETT, January 3, 1839.

WEST H. HUMPHREYS, lawyer, Somerville, Tenn. married AMANDA PILLOW, Nashville, Tenn. [January 1, 1839].

Major ABRAHAM VAN BUREN, oldest son of President MARTIN VAN BUREN, married SARAH ANGELICA daughter of RICHARD SINGLETON, Sumpter District, S.C., November 27, 1838.


January 11, 1839

MARY ANN wife of JAMES W. FELTS, Franklin, Tenn., born Williamson Co., Tenn., October 1, 1809; died January 5, 1839.

Mrs. MARTHA B. CATOR died January 4, 1839 aged about 55 years.

OPHELIA wife of ISAAC ENGLISH, Franklin, Tenn., died January 5, 1839.

ELIZABETH wife of WILLIAM MEADOWS, JR. died Giles Co., Tenn., January 4, 1839.

RACHAEL widow of JAMES GIBSON, Williamson Co., Tenn. died December 9, 1838 in the 65th year of her age. Presbyterian.

HENRY B. BRICKLE married ELIZABETH P. SMITH, January 10, 1839.


January 18, 1839

Captain JOHN STUART, 7th U.S. Infantry, died in the Cherokee Nation, December 8, 1838.

VIRGIN [VIRGINIA?] daughter of JOHN M. HUTTON died Franklin, Tenn., January 12, 1839.

JOHN LARKINS married ELEANOR SCOTT, Davidson Co., Tenn., January 10, 1839.


January 25, 1839

GEORGE WHITE, formerly of Franklin, Tenn. died in Columbus, Miss., Dec. 25, 1838.

WILLIAM LYTLE, aged 60 years, died Nashville [on January 1839], formerly member of the Tennessee legislature. [House of Representatives, 1823-1827; Senate, 1827-1833]

WASHINGTON B. COOPER, portrait painter married ANN LITTON, Williamson Co., Tenn., January 17, 1839.


February 1, 1839

MARY HUNT infant daughter of JOHN NICHOLS, Franklin, Tenn., died January 26, 1838.


February 8, 1839

Miss JANE HAYS died Williamson Co., Tenn., February 2, 1839 in the 39th year of her age.

JAMES N. HAMILTON married CAROLINE TENNESSEE BOYD, Franklin, Tenn., Feb. 1, 1839.

"Old TOFF HARRIS," aged 75 years married DOLLY CAPHART, 80 years, Bacon Quarter Branch, January 4, 1839.


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February 15, 1839

SUSAN BARSHEBA wife of JOHN M. CURRIN, Franklin, Tenn. died February 10, 1839.

JOHN MADISON son of JAMES POTEETE died January 27, 1839 in the 5th year of his age.

WILLIAM YOUNG died Williamson Co., Tenn., January 21, 1839.

Captain DANIEL J. HUMPHRIES died Mason's Grove, Madison Co., Tenn., January 29, 1839 aged 44 years; reared principally in Williamson Co., Tenn.; veteran of the Creek War.

Mrs. ELIZABETH SMITHSON died Williamson Co., Tenn., January 29, 1839. Baptist.


February 22, 1839

LUCY ANN wife of T. S. MAYFIELD; daughter of WILLIAM REAMES, died Feb. 15, 1839 "in the very bloom of life."

EVELINA daughter of JOHN L. and AMELIA HADLEY died February 12, 1839 in her 10th year.

DAVID BOWMAN died Rutherford Co., Tenn., February 3, 1839.

SUMNER N. SHARP died Hinds Co., Miss., Feb. 12, 1839 aged about 34 years.


March 1, 1839

REBECCA WOOD died Williamson Co., Tenn., February 21, 1839 aged 18 years.

GREEN H. SCONCE died near Nolensville, Tenn., February 23, 1839 aged about 34 years.

NELSON FIELD died near Nolensville, Tenn., February 17, 1839 aged about 70 years.

ALLEN LEEPER died Marshall Co., Tenn., recently, aged 65 years.

Hon. P. W. HUMPHREYS died Hernando, Miss., recently; formerly resident of Tennessee. [This was PARRY WAYNE HUMPHREYS who died January 19, 1839.]


March 15, 1839

REBECCA GWIN wife of G. McC. JORDAN died Williamson Co., Tenn., February 12, 1839; surviving were her widower and eight children.

LEVI CROSBY, formerly of South Carolina, died Williamson Co., Tenn., recently aged about 45 years.

AMELIA wife of EVAN BATEMAN died Williamson Co., Tenn., February 25, 1839 in the 65th year of her age.


March 29, 1839

Judge WILLIAM T. BROWN "late of Nashville" married Mrs. PRISCILLA P. BOYLAN, Fayette Co., Tenn., March 14, 1839.

HIRAM DILL, aged 14 years, married MARGARET ANN LAGLEY [sic], aged 13 years, both of Greenville District, S.C., February 7, 1839.


April 5, 1839

JOHN WALLER infant son of JOHN T. SEAY died Williamson Co., Tenn., March 9, 1839.

CAROLINE VIRGINIA infant daughter of THOMAS S. MAYFIELD died March 28, 1839.

Hon. SHELBY CORZINE, native of North Carolina, moved to Tennessee when young; lawyer; migrated to Texas in 1835 and fought for its independence from Mexico; sometime judge of the First Judicial District of Texas; husband and father. Died early in February 1839.

HENRY STEWART married ANN WILSON, March 26, 1839.


April 12, 1839

Miss JANE A. CAMPBELL died in residence of JOHN MARSHALL, Franklin, Tenn., April 4, 1839 aged about 18 years.


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April 19, 1839

Hon. JOHN TIPTON, formerly U.S. Senator from Indiana died Logansport, April 5, 1839.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1974, Washington, D.C., 1974, pages 1820-1821:

TIPTON, John, a Senator from Indiana; born near Sevierville, Sevier County, Tenn., August 14, 1786; received a limited schooling; moved to Harrison County, Ind., in 1807 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; served with the "Yellow Jackets" in the Tippecanoe campaign and subsequently attained the rank of brigadier general of militia; served as sheriff of Harrison County, Ind., 1815-1819; member of the State house of representatives 1819-1823; one of the commissioners to select a site for a new capital for Indiana in 1820; commissioner to determine the boundary line between Indiana and Illinois; appointed United States Indian agent for the Pottawatamie and Miami tribes in March 1823; laid out the city of Logansport, Ind., April 10, 1828; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on December 9, 1831, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Noble; reelected in 1832 and served from January 3, 1832, to March 3, 1839; due to poor health declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1838, died in Logansport, Cass County, Ind., on April 5, 1839; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.


HUGH DEMPSEY, Franklin, Tenn., married CATHARINE B. BOND, April 17, 1839.

WILLIAM C. PORTER married MARTHA RAY, Williamson Co., Tenn., April 18, 1839.

J. W. WHITEFIELD married CATHARINE E. DANSAY [sic], Maury Co., Tenn., April 16, 1839. [DAMSBEE]

EWAS CAMERON, JR. married CLARISSA BLAKEY, Bowling Green, Ky., April 11, 1839.

ALEXANDER THOMPSON married LUCY P. JEFFREYS, Maury Co., Tenn., April 16, 1839.


April 12, 1839

ELIZA C. PINKARD, nee JOHNSON, died April 13, 1839 aged 31 years and 20 days [born in March 1808]; married M. P. PINKARD, July 7, 1831; four children, two surviving her; joined Methodist Church, August 1829.

JACOB FLIPPIN, veteran of the Revolutionary War, died Williamson Co., Tenn., April 16, 1839.

MARY daughter of JAMES WILKINS died April 20, 1839.

SARAH wife of AUSTIN DENTON died Williamson Co., Tenn., recently.

SARAH widow of WILSON DAVIS died recently; wife and mother.

JOSEPH L. CLARK, aged about 14 years, died recently.


May 3, 1839

JAMES PERCY BROWN, Miss., married LINSINKA daughter of GEORGE WASHINGTON CAMPBELL, Nashville, Tenn., April 25, 1839.


May 10, 1839

JOHN STACEY died Maury Co., Tenn., April 26, 1839 aged about 50 years; husband and father.

WILLIAM PANFRY died Buckingham Co., Va., April 7, 1839 in the 44th year of his age; surviving were his widow and one child.

ABNER VAUGHAN, aged about 60 years, died Davidson Co., Tenn., April 21, 1839.

JOHN DECKER died Nashville, Tenn., May 6, 1839 in the 72nd year of his age.

JAMES McCOUN TILFORD died in Georgia, April 25, 1839; had served in the legislature of that state.

FELIX G. GUNTER married MARY ANN DUFFY, May 3, 1839. [Williamson Co., Tenn.]


May 17, 1839

ELIZABETH RUTH daughter of SAMUEL BOEHMS, Franklin, Tenn., died May 10, 1839 aged about 20 years.

CLOE R. widow of ALEXANDER C. EWING died May 12, 1839. Methodist.

Major-General E. P. GAINES, U.S. Army, married Mrs. MYRA CLARK WHITNEY, nee CLARK, New Orleans, April 17, 1839.


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JAMES McMAHON, aged 63 years, married Miss NELLY WILSON, aged 61 years, in Yancy Co., N.C., April 5, 1839.


In Chancery at Franklin

Daniel Baugh, Executor of Nathaniel Griffin, dec. vs. Samuel Griffin, William Bailey & his wife, Amanda Bailey, William Barham and his wife, Amazia Barham, Nicholas Griffin, Jos. Griffin, Mary W. Griffin, Wright W. Griffin, Sabat Griffin, John Griffin, Sarah Griffin, Jane Griffin and Geo. Griffin.

Original Bill filed 11th May, 1839

It appearing by affidavit that all the above named defendants in this cause are not residents of the state of Tennessee, so that the process of this court cannot be served upon them: it is ordered that publication be made for three successive weeks in the Western Weekly Review, a newspaper published in the town of Franklin, requiring said defendants to appear at the next term of this court at the court house in the town of Franklin, requiring said defendants to appear at the next term of this court at the court house in the town of Franklin, on the 4th Monday in October next, then and there to plead, answer or demur to complainant’s bill, or the same will be taken for confessed as to them, and set for hearing ex parte.

Attest.—BENJ. LITTON, C. & M.


The bill states, that complainant at April session 1837 of Williamson county court, qualified as executor of the will of Nathaniel Griffin, dec'd.; and as such executor, has proceeded to pay the debts due from, and to collect those owing to said estate: he has also paid over the specific legacies mentioned in the will; that on settlement with the clerk of the county court, a balance is found in his hands of five thousand nine hundred and eleven dollars eighty three cents. This sum by the will is to be divided among the brothers and sisters of testator; -- that complainant has been informed that defendants are the brothers and sisters of testator, or the legal representatives of such brothers and sisters, but knows nothing of his own knowledge; -- and prays that defendants may interplead and establish their claims in this court. In order that complainant may pay the funds in his hands to those entitled; -- that an account be taken of his administration and complainant discharged from the trusts of the will, &c.

May 17th, 1839 – 3t – Prs fee $12


May 24, 1839

Noted that in a General ANDREW JACKSON political rally held in Williamson County, Tenn., in June 1832 two Revolutionary War veterans were present; they were WILLIAM HOPE and THOMAS SCOTT (now deceased). [See page 73.]

THOMAS REYNOLDS, Franklin, Tenn., died May 21, 1839; husband and father.

EMILY BUFORD died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 12, 1839 aged about 18 years.

MATILDA E. wife of JAMES LONG, Williamson Co., Tenn., died April 29, 1839.

ABRAM M. WHITE died near Franklin, Tenn., May 22, 1839.

JAMES ROBISON, Spring Hill, Tenn. married ELIZABETH A. daughter of JESSE BUMPASS, Williamson Co., Tenn., May 21, 1839.


May 31, 1839

GEORGE R. COX, aged about 24 years, died in residence of mother-in-law, Mrs. REYNOLDS, Williamson Co., Tenn., May 26, 1839.


June 7, 1839

JOHN D. GREENE, Franklin, Tenn., died June 3, 1839 aged about 30 years; native of Washington City [D.C.]; boot and shoemaker.

HENRY WILSON married SARAH McCRORY HITER, Franklin, Tenn., June 4, 1839.

WILLIAM W. DABNEY, Tippah Co., Miss., married MARY ANN INGRAM, McNairy Co., Tenn., May 30, 1839.


June 14, 1839

GEORGE W. REYNOLDS died Columbus, Miss., April 20, 1839 aged about 20 years; son of REUBEN REYNOLDS of Williamson Co., Tenn.


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Colonel PHILIP DIXON, aged 45 years, and General SILAS BROWN, Jackson, Miss., died May 25 and May 28, respectively.

JOSEPH TATE, mayor of Richmond, Virginia, died "last Monday."


June 28, 1839

ALBERT H. BAILEY married LOUISA FIGUERS, Franklin, Tenn., May 27, 1839.


July 5, 1839

PENELOPE wife of JAMES CAROTHERS, near Franklin, Tenn., died June 30, 1839.

MEREDITH P. THEODORIC son of H. WINSETT, Franklin, Tenn., died July 3, 1839.


July 12, 1839

ISAAC M. PHILLIPS died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 17, 1839 aged about 26 years. Cumberland Presbyterian.

ANN ELIZA MEACHAM daughter of Capt. BENNETT and JANE FOSTER, Williamson Co., Tenn., died July 2, 1839 aged 14 years.

AUGUSTUS FAUST, aged about 23 years, died Yazoo Co., Miss., in June 1839.


July 19, 1839

PAMELA wife of JOSEPH PEETE died Haywood Co., Tenn., July 5, 1839; daughter of JOSHUA FARRINGTON, Haywood County, formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn.


July 26, 1839

E. P. WHITE, administrator of Dr. REESE CORZINE's estate (so appointed May 1839) advertised that persons with claims against this estate file same promptly.

SAMUEL D. SMITH married MARGARET JANE WILLIAMSON, Williamson Co., Tenn., July 23, 1839.


July 31 [rather than August 2], 1839

JOHN W. MOORE, editor of RED RIVER WHIG, La., was murdered (shot) by KING HOLSTEIN, July 2, 1839.

NANCY wife of Colonel NICHOLAS T. PERKINS died Williamson Co., Tenn., July 27, 1839. [Her death notice in August 9 issue of the REVIEW states that she was a Baptist.]

SARAH LOUISA infant daughter of Major WILLIAM JOHNSON died Williamson Co., Tenn., July 29, 1839.

ANDREW J. PILLOW, recently of Davidson Co., Tenn. died Houston, Texas, May 24, 1839.

DR. R. P. ALLISON married ALETHIA daughter of JAMES SAUNDERS, dec., Sumner Co., Tenn., July 4, 1839.


August 9, 1839

JOHN EDMONDSON shot and killed by SPENCER BARTON in China Grove, Gibson Co., Tenn. "this week" as noted in the Trenton POLAR STAR, August 4th issue.

ELIZA wife of ROBERT TAYLOR, JR. died July 31, 1839 aged about 52 years.

JAMES HOGAN son of HUGH A. FOX, Williamson Co., Tenn. died July 28, 1839.

DECATUR HANSBROUGH married MARGARET JANE CAMERON, Franklin, in Canton, Miss., July 25, 1839.


August 16, 1839

ROBERT McDANIEL infant son of ALFRED McGAN died Franklin, Tenn., August 13, 1839.

WILLIAM H. SMITH, Columbus, Miss. married ELIZA ANN first dau. of REUBEN LITTLETON, Aug. 6, 1839.


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August 23, 1839

JOHN CHERRY was accidentally shot and killed by a friend of his, CHURCHILL PERKINS, Pactolus, Pitt Co., North Carolina, in August 1839.

WILLIAM ROY, Williamson Co., Tenn. committed suicide, August 10, 1839; cut his throat with a razor.

MARTHA ANN daughter of LOVING H. WOLDRIDGE, Franklin, Tenn. died August 19, 1839 in the 15th year of her age.

Infant Child of R. B. BEECH, Williamson Co., Tenn. died August 20, 1839.

Mrs. ELIZABETH PEEBLES, aged 31 years, daughter of JOSHUA FARRINGTON, Brownsville, Tenn., died there, August 4, 1839.

WILLIAM SANDY was bludgeoned to death by WILLIAM G. HARRISON, Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 19, 1839.


August 30, 1839

METCALFE DEGRAFFENREID died near Franklin, Tenn., August 23, 1839; freemason.

AUGUSTUS N. ELLIS died Maury Co., Tenn., August 23, 1839; "young man."

VIRGINIA infant daughter of JARED W. BOXLEY, Williamson Co., Tenn., died August 26, 1839.

Mr. [ ] HUNTLEY died Hartford, Conn., August 14, 1839 aged nearly 90 years.

ZEBEDEE KENDALL died Dunstable, Mass., on a recent Wednesday, aged 84 years.

JOHN T. JONES, lawyer, Washington, Ark. married SARAH CAROLINE daughter of Colonel R. H. McEWEN, Nashville, Tenn., August 13, 1839.

THOMAS BUFORD married MARY ANN daughter of Colonel THOMAS GORDON, Giles Co., Tenn., August 6, 1839.


September 6, 1839

JAMES CLARK, Governor of Kentucky, died July 27, 1839 according to the Louisville GAZETTE, August 24, 1839; elected to office in August 1836.

WILLIAM GEORGE infant son of Capt. WILLIAM T. and ANN MARIA MACLIN died August 17, 1839.

Mrs. TABITHA CHARTER died Maury Co., Tenn., August 29, 1839 in the 79th year of her age. Commodore DANIEL T. PATTERSON, U.S. Navy, died Washington, D.C., August 25, 1839.

HENRY LESTER, administrator of JAMES SHELBURNE's estate advertised the sale of the deceased's personalty, September 22, 1839.


September 13, 1839

Miss MARY ANN ELLIS died Maury Co., Tenn., September 9, 1839; school teacher in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

ROBERT CARTER, Franklin, Tenn. died September 5, 1839 in the 69th year of his age; native of Virginia.


September 20, 1839

LUCINDA MAYO wife of LEMUEL B. McCONNICO, Williamson Co., Tenn. died September 15, 1839 aged 36 years. Baptist.

JAMES T. son of HUGH THOMPSON died September 9, 1839 aged 13 years, 2 months and 11 days old [born June 28, 1826].

JOHN DILLON married JANE GRAHAM, September 15, 1839. [Williamson Co., Tenn.]


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September 27, 1839

DANIEL M. BOONE son of DANIEL BOONE, famed frontiersman, died near West Port, Missouri, September 13, 1839 aged 72 years.

THOMAS THOMPSON died September 16, 1839 aged 49 years.

JOHN RUSSELL died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 17, 1839; husband and father. Baptist.


October 4, 1839

THEODOCIA wife of WILLIAM G. CLAGETT; daughter of WILKINS WHITFIELD, died Williamson Co., Tenn., October 1, 1839.

ELI A. FISHER died Franklin, Tenn., September 28, 1839. Cumberland Presbyterian.


October 11, 1839

JOHN PATRICK infant son of H. H. HOBBS, Franklin, Tenn., died October 1, 1839.

EUDORA MALVINA daughter of JOHN PAGE died Williamson Co., Tenn., September 27, 1839 in the 9th year of her age.


October 18, 1839

DAVID NOLEN died near Nolensville, Tenn., October 12, 1839; "old settler."

C. C. SHACKELFORD, editor of the MADISON WHIG ADVOCATE, married FRANCES IRWIN, Carroll Co., Tenn., September 24, 1839.

HENRY FULKS, Centerville, Tenn. married S. RUSSELL, Hickman Co., Tenn., October 15, 1839.


October 25, 1839

HANNAH wife of ARTHUR SCOTT died in Franklin, Tenn., Oct. 3, 1839 aged about 50 years.


November 1, 1839

ELIZABETH wife of JOHN O. CRUMP died Wayne Co., Tennessee, October 7, 1839.

ROBERT McCUTCHEN died opposite Fort Mason, Tennessee River, October 12, 1839 aged about 47 years.


November 8, 1839

JAMES TOPP, Williamson Co., Tenn. was thrown from his horse near Hopkinsville, Ky., October 16, 1839 and died in about an hour of his injuries.

Dr. JOHN H. BAILEY died Brownsville, Tenn., October 26, 1839 aged 26 years; native of Virginia; graduate of University of Virginia and took medical training in Philadelphia, Pa.

S. R. SUDBURY married SUSAN PAYNE, October 31, 1839.

L. B. McCONNICO married Mrs. FRANCES W. CLARDY, Williamson Co., Tenn., November 6, 1839.

JOHN GEE died October 22, 1839 aged 97 years; veteran of the Revolutionary War.


November 15, 1839

Miss SUSAN DOOLIN died Williamson Co., Tenn., October 23, 1839.

NEWSOM BARKER died Williamson Co., Tenn., October 24, 1839 aged 78 years.

JOHN HOGELAND, Philadelphia, died Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 30, 1839 aged about 30 years.

MARTIN ADAMS died Williamson Co., Tenn., November 9, 1839 aged about 6 years.

JANE wife of EDWIN A. REAMES, Williamson Co., Tenn. died November 10, 1839.

SAMUEL BARCLIFT married NANCY ALBINA DAVIS, Williamson Co., Tenn., November 6, 1839.


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November 22, 1839

RACHEL wife of MOSES STEELE died Williamson Co., Tenn., congestive fever, Nov. 12, 1839.


November 29, 1839

WILLIAM H. WISENER married H. P. WHITNEY, Shelbyville, Tenn., November 24, 1839.


December 13, 1839

MARIAH M. wife of THOMAS STUART died Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 10, 1839 aged about 34 years.


December 20, 1839

ROBERT WHITE died December 13, 1839 aged about 60 years; "early settler" of Williamson Co., Tenn.


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