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January 10, 1840

THOMAS E. WOLDRIDGE died Williamson Co., Tenn., January 2, 1840 aged 36 years.

Mrs. M. NUNN died Williamson Co., Tenn., December 24, 1839 "upwards of 80 years" of age. Presbyterian.


January 17, 1840

MARTHA S. REEDER died Franklin, Tenn., January 13, 1840.

FREDERICK BRADFORD married ELIZABETH VIRGINIA daughter of A. DEMOSS, Davidson Co., Tenn., January 7, 1840.


January 31, 1840

Dr. WILLIAM WEBB died Williamson Co., Tenn., recently, aged 32 years.

WILLIAM LEATON, an "old man," died Williamson Co., Tenn., January 17, 1840.

PRESLEY DODSON died Williamson Co., Tenn., January 12, 1840 aged about 46 years.


February 7, 1840

LYMAN T. GUNN married CAROLINE M. MOREHEAD, Nashville, Tenn., January 22, 1840.

SAMUEL THOMPSON married ELIZA M. daughter of JOHN HICKERSON, Coffee Co., Tenn., Jan. 16, 1840.


February 14, 1840

SARAH wife of ANGUS McPHAIL died near Franklin, Tenn., February 10, 1840.

Colonel JOHN WEATHERSPOON died Wayne Co., Tenn., January 14, 1840 aged 79 years; fought at King's Mountain [October 7, 1780] during Revolutionary War.

Major JOHN P. HICKMAN died near Nashville, recently.


February 21, 1840

PETER PINKSTON died Williamson Co., Tenn., February 6, 1840 aged 78/80 years old.

ELIZA J. wife of THOMAS C. CASEY died Williamson Co., Tenn., recently, aged 39 years, 11 mos.

ISAAC N. SHORT, Williamson Co., Tenn. married MARTHA MOORE, Madison Co., Tenn., in Carroll Co., Tenn., January 28, 1840.

THOMAS SHUTE married TENNESSEE daughter of ABRAHAM DEMOSS, Davidson Co., Tenn., Feb. 6, 1840.

JORDAN STOKES, Tennessee legislator, married PENELOPE daughter of Hon. NATHANIEL W. WILLIAMS, Smith Co., Tenn., February 11, 1840.


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March 20, 1840

SENA ELLEN daughter of Mrs. NANCY MONTGOMERY died March 5, 1840; "girl."

JOSEPH HENLY married ELIZABETH ROBINSON, Bedford Co., Tenn., March 9, 1840.


March 27, 1840

WILLIAM E. BROWN, editor of the Trenton POLAR STAR married TENNESSEE O. HAMILTON, Carroll Co., Tenn., March 10, 1840.


April 3, 1840

HENRY C. STEVENS died Williamson Co., Tenn., March 26, 1840.

Miss O., daughter of EVAN BATEMAN died Williamson Co., Tenn., March 27, 1840.


April 10, 1840

AMELIA daughter of Dr. JOHN L. and AMELIA HADLY died April 4, 1840 in her 17th year of age.

JOHN LISCOMB died near Franklin, Tenn., April 2, 1840 aged about 56 years.

EDWARD HOOD died Williamson Co., Tenn., April 4, 1840 aged about 60 years.

THOMAS H. GOODRUM married POLLY DIXON, April 2, 1840.


April 17, 1840

Hon. HUGH L. WHITE died Knoxville, Tenn., April 10, 1840. [In a tribute to Judge WHITE, May 27, 1840 issue, it is mentioned that he was born in Iredell Co., N.C., 1773; served in several distinguished offices, including the U.S. Senate. Died Knoxville, Apr. 10, 1840.]

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-l974, Washington, D.C., 1974, page 1910.

WHITE, Hugh Lawson, a Senator from Tennessee; born in Iredell County, N.C., October 30, 1773; moved with his parents in 1785 to that part of North Carolina which now is Knox County, Tenn.; participated in the expedition against the Cherokees under General Sevier; pursued classical studies in Philadelphia, Pa., and studied law in Lancaster, Pa.; was admitted to the bar in 1796 and commenced practice in Knoxville, Tenn.; private secretary to Governor Blount; judge of the State supreme court 1801-1807; served in the State senate 1807-1809; appointed United States district attorney in 1808; judge of the supreme court 1809-1815; chosen president of the State bank in 1815; again a member of the State senate 1817-1825; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Andrew Jackson; reelected in 1829 and 1835 and served from October 28, 1825, to January 13, 1840, when he resigned because he could not conscientiously obey the instructions of his constituents; chosen President pro tempore of the Senate December 3, 1832; received the electoral votes of Tennessee and Georgia in 1836 for President of the United States; died in Knoxville, Tenn., April 10, 1840; interment in First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


M. MATTOCKS, Maury Co., Tenn., working for WILEY BEASLEY, Lick Creek, Williamson Co., Tenn., who was a farmer, was felled by a falling tree and died as a result, March 28, 1840.


May 1, 1840

MARY HARDEN wife of NICHOLAS PERKINS, Franklin, Tenn., died April 23, 1840.

MARTHA ELIZABETH daughter of Dr. F. T. REID, Franklin, Tenn., died April 25, 1840 aged 6 years and 6 months old.

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON infant son of THOMAS E. HALL, Franklin, Tenn. died April 25, 1840.

JOHN H. RODGERS married NANCY C. MILLER, Maury Co., Tenn., April 23, 1840.


May 8, 1840

FRANCIS GUNTER died Franklin, Tenn., May 3, 1840; "old man."

JAMES W. C. PARKER, Franklin, Tenn., died May 6, 1840; "dropped dead."

JAMES B. MORE married ANGELINE PENNY, Lancaster, Pa., April 27, 1840.


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May 15, 1840

JAMES COWLES, Virginia, committed suicide by cutting his throat in Baltimore, Maryland, April 13, 1840.


May 22, 1840

PHILIP MAURY died near Franklin, Tenn., March 20, 1840; "old citizen."

JAMES W. BLAKESLEY died Hickman Co., Tenn., May 4, 1840.

SAMUEL HOUSTON, Texas, married MARGARET LEA, Marion, Ala., May 8, 1840.


May 29, 1840

STANFORD BURNEY infant son of WILLIAM D. and MARY E. FISHER, Franklin, Tenn., died May 22, 1840.


June 5, 1840

Colonel SOLOMON B. ISAACS, district attorney of the Marshall Judicial District, was murdered in Holly Springs, Miss. by THOMAS WESTBROOKS in May 1840. ISAACS was formerly of Lincoln County, Tennessee.

DANIEL HAMER died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 30, 1840 aged 46 years.

SHERWOOD GREEN, SR. died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 2, 1840; "old citizen."

ROBERT W. son of Colonel COTTON died when thrown from his horse in LaGrange, Tenn., May 24, 1840.


June 12, 1840

JOHN D. TRIMBLE, Washington, Alabama, married ACIDELIA NEAL, Franklin, Tenn., June 7, 1840.


June 26, 1840

JANE wife of the Rev. JAMES WHITSITT, Davidson Co., Tenn. died June 16, 1840.

Mrs. MARY NORTH died near Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 14, 1840.

REUBEN P. HAYS married LOUISA THOMAS, Franklin, Tenn., June 18, 1840.


July 3, 1840

JAMES ALLEN died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 16, 1840 aged about 52 years.

Judge WILLIAM SMITH, Huntsville, Ala., died June 26, 1840 aged 78 years.


August 21, 1840

GEORGE W. BEECH died White Co., ILL., July 19, 1840 aged 21 years; reared near Franklin, Tenn.

JOHN McKINNEY, Davidson Co., Tenn., died in residence of W. S. WEBB, Williamson Co., Tenn., June 22, 1840.


August 28, 1840

JAMES JACKSON, Lauderdale Co., Ala., "on Cypress Creek," died August 17, 1840.

ORLANDO DAVIS, Ripley, Miss., married MARTHA McGEE, Williamson Co., Tenn., August 12, 1840.


September 4, 1840

WILLIAM BROWN, SR. died in Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 20, 1840 aged 97/100 years old.

TALITHA daughter of JAMES KIDD died Williamson Co., Tenn., April 22, 1840 aged about 14 years old.

JANE wife of WILLIAM HARRISON, died August 22, 1840.

NEAL HOPKINS, Hickman Co., Ky., died recently, aged about 46 years.


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September 11, 1840

RACHAEL wife of LEMUEL FARMER died Williamson Co., Tenn., September 3, 1840.

Mrs. MEDY HAMER died August 16, 1840. Methodist.

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

ISAAC son of GREEN PRIMM died August 23, 1840 aged 14/15 years old.

Mrs. E. OLDHAM died Williamson Co., Tenn., August 28, 1840.

WILLIAM WHITE married MARY ANN BENNETT, September 10, 1840.

JOEL F. RIVERS married SARAH B. BAYNE, September 10, 1840.

REUBEN YOUNG, aged 82 years, veteran of the Revolutionary War, married SARAH REINOFF, aged 25 years, August 10, 1840, at Mahon, Nova Scotia.


September 25, 1840

Mrs. FRANCES ECHOLS died September 12, 1840.

WILLIAM SHAW died Williamson Co., Tenn., September 22, 1840.

Infant of WILLIAM BINGHAM died Williamson Co., Tenn., September 15, 1840.

MARY widow of JOSIAH GILES died Peytonville, Tenn., September 19, 1840 in the 57th year of her age.

Mrs. MARTHA wife of ALEXANDER P. McCLARAN, born September 13, 1813; moved with her father to "this country, " 1823; died September 13, 1840.

Mrs. MARY STONE died September 11, 1840. Presbyterian.

NICHOLAS HUGHES died [August?] 26, 1840.


October 2, 1840

JOSEPH PEWITT died September 23, 1840 aged about 30 years.

WILLIAM son of JAMES HUGHES died Williamson Co., Tenn., August 22, 1840 aged about 12 years.

Mrs. MARY STANLEY died Franklin, Tenn., September 24, 1840 in the 74th year of her age.

ELIZABETH EDMONDSON infant daughter of JOHN H. CROCKETT died Williamson Co., Tenn., September 18, 1840 aged 1 month and 24 days old.


October 9, 1840

JAMES D. CAROTHERS, Williamson Co., Tenn. died in Giles Co., Tenn., October 6, 1840.

THEODOCIA HOLLAND, aged 75 years, died September 15, 1840. Baptist.

THOMAS H. JONES died Williamson Co., Tenn., September 26, 1840 aged 24 years.

JAMES G. son of GEORGE G. BOYD died September 27, 1840 aged 16 years.

Colonel BALDWIN TALIAFERRO died Williamson Co., Tenn., September 29, 1840.


October 16, 1840

Mrs. TEMPERANCE LITTLE, born Jones Co., North Carolina, 1776; moved with parents to Williamson Co., Tenn. when young; died September 19, 1840; had six sons, ten daughters, sixty grandchildren. Methodist. [October 23 issue of the REVIEW corrected she had been a Baptist!]

MARTHA H. wife of JOHN H. STONE died Williamson Co., Tenn., September 5, 1840.

MARY P. S. daughter of GEORGE BROOKS, dec., died Williamson Co., Tenn., October 1, 1840.

DAVID WENDEL died Murfreesboro, Tenn., October 15, 1840.


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November 6, 1840

BALDWIN TALIAFERRO, native of Virginia, died in Williamson Co., Tenn., September 29, 1840 in the 63/64 year of his age.

WILLIAM C. CORE, aged 22 years, died Williamson Co., Tenn., October 30, 1840.

DENNIS MAUM died Williamson Co., Tenn., November 1, 1840 aged 76 years.

ULYSSES FITTS died Madison Co., Miss., November 3, 1840.

ELIZABETH wife of T. W. WELLER, Smithland, Ky., died October 12, 1840.


November 13, 1840

Miss ELIZA RIPLEY, Boston, Mass., died near Franklin, Tenn. in the residence of Major WILLIAM MANEY, November 6, 1840; she had been a teacher in a female academy. [Additional obituary, November 20 issue of the REVIEW indicates that she was born in Boston, Mass.]

W. W. PARKER, mayor of St. Augustine, Texas, died in September 1840 aged about 30 years.

J. J. FARRIS married BETHENIA E. BOND, November 12, 1840.

ELIAS D. PORTER married MINERVA J. HODGE, November 6, 1840.

JOHN P. ERLE married MARY ANN STINGER, Vernon, New York, October 19, 1840.

STARLING C. MURPHY, printer, married SUSAN E. daughter of Mrs. EMLY H. ATKINS, Knoxville, Tenn., November 8, 1840.


November 20, 1840

IRA C. GOFF married NANCY L. SWANSON, November 20, 1840.


December 4, 1840

EPHRAIM BROWN died Williamson Co., Tenn., November 6, 1840 aged 78 years; "early settler."

DANIEL DYER, aged 67 years, died Louisville, Ky., recently; formerly of Franklin, Tenn.

ANDREW B. CALDWELL married NANCY ANN WALLER, December 1, 1840.


December 18, 1840

BARTON W. STONE died December 10, 1840 aged 23 years.

Infant of JAMES and HARRIETT N. ANDERSON died Franklin, Tenn., December 14, 1840 aged 1 month and 4 days old.

J. N. MOFFATT, JR., U.S. Navy married MARY FLORENCE MURRELL, Mobile City, Ala., Nov. 18, 1840.


Estate of Ephraim Brown, deceased.
The subscriber having qualified at the December term, 1840, of the Williamson county court, as administrator on the estate of Ephraim Brown, dec'd. requests all persons indebted to said estate to make payment, and those having claims to present them legally authenticated within the time prescribed by law or this notice will be pleaded in bar against them.
December 11, 1840 3t.


Administrators Notice.
The subscriber having qualified at the November term, 1840, of the Williamson county court, as administrator of Edward Swanson, dec'd., requests all persons to make payment without delay, and those having claims against the estate to present them duly authenticated within the time prescribed by law, or this notice will be pleaded in bar against them.
December 11, 1840 3t


December 23, 1840

JOSEPH EDMUND son of B. S. and M. TAPPAN, Vicksburg, Miss., died November 22, 1840 aged 1 year, two months and 22 days old [born September 22, 1838].


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