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


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January 8, 1841

PATRICK KENNEDY died Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 31, 1840; native of Ireland.

JOSEPH JOHN FARMER, Williamson Co., Tenn., died Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 9, 1840; a "young man."

SUSAN wife of John H. HILL, Williamson Co., Tenn., died Dec. 22, 1840.


January 15, 1841

SAMUEL BARBER, aged 77 years, veteran of Revolutionary War, died Shelbyville, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1841.

ENOCH DICKSON died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Jan. 12, 1841 aged 65 years.

MARGARET daughter of Colonel Andrew Hynes; wife of Andrew EWING, esq., died Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 7, 1841.

WILLIAM WATKINS died January 5, 1841 aged 85 years; veteran of the Revolutionary War. [His war service pension application, S3464, reveals that he was born in Chester Co., Pa., 1755.]


January 29, 1841

WILLIAM GARRETT, recently elected Secretary of State for Alabama; native of Tenn. and brother of Lewis A. and G. Garrett of Claibourne Co., Tenn.

Mrs. MIRIAM PORTER, aged about 60 years, died Jan. 25, 1841; Baptist.

EPHRAIM C. LAMBERT, formerly editor of the Brownsville, Tenn. HERALD died Trenton, Tenn., Jan. 8, 1841 aged about 25 years; recently proprietor of the newspaper SOLAR STAR.


February 5, 1841

JOEL FERGUSON died Jan. 30, 1841.

Dr. REUBEN A. GENTRY died Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 3, 1841.

MARTHA C. daughter of William HOUSE, Williamson Co., Tenn., died Jan. 21, 1841. Methodist.

JOHN STEVENSON, veteran of the Revolutionary War, died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Jan. 18, 1841 aged 90 years.

HIRAM HAINES, editor of the Petersburg, Va. STAR died "on Friday evening last" [as from another newspaper, so this was a recent death].


February 26, 1841

FLEM, a "bright" mulatto, aged about 16 years, 5 foot, 4 to 6 inches tall, ran away from J. H. Dollis, Louisville, Ky., Feb. 6, 1841. Reward for his capture and return to Dollis.


March 5, 1841

Dr. JOHN BRICKLE died Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 25, 1841 aged 76 years; formerly of Columbia, So. Carolina.

RACHEL ELIZABETH wife of the Rev. JOHN W. HANNER, Methodist Episcopal Church, born Jan. 31, 1814; married May 27, 1834; died Feb. 18, 1841; surviving were her widower and four young children.

Rev. ABEDNEGO STEPHENS son of the Rev. Daniel Stephen, Bolivar, Tenn. and son-in-law of Dr. William P. Lawrence, died in the latter's residence, Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 27, 1841 in his 28th year of age.

Hon. R. H. MENIFEE died in Lexington, Ky., recently.


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March 26, 1841

FRANCIS CARTER, aged 69 years, died Franklin, Tenn., Mar. 20, 1841.

PRESTON YEATMAN died Huntsville, Ala., Mar. 10, 1841.

F. W. CROOK died Pulaski Co., Ark., in residence of A. G. Baker, Mar. 12, 1841 aged 24 years; native of Henry Co., Tenn.

Hon. J. W. SMITH, chief justice of Travis Co., Texas, was killed by Indians, recently.


April 16, 1841

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, President of the United States, died in Washington City [D.C.] in the early morning of April 4, 1841 of pneumonia. [William Henry Harrison, Feb. 9, 1773-April 4, 1841; ninth president of the U.S.]

ISAAC WEST, native of Orange Co., N.C. died Williamson Co., Tenn., Mar. 20, 1841 from kidney disease; surviving were his aged widow and five children.

NANCY D. infant daughter of Michael DOYLE died Franklin, Tenn., April l, 1841.

MARY MILES infant daughter of E. F. O'NEALL died Williamson Co., Tenn., Apr. 12, 1841.

JOSEPH POLLARD, "old and respectable citizen," died Williamson Co., Tenn., Mar. 23, 1841.

WILLIAM THOMAS, aged 70 years, died Williamson Co., Tenn., April 8, 1841.

DANIEL PRICE PERKINS, formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn., died Canton, Miss., Mar. 16, 1841.

General WILLIAM B. MILLER died Jackson, Tenn., Mar. 13, 1841 aged about 33 years.

BENJAMIN DRAKE died Cincinnati, Ohio, April 1, 1841.

Sir ASTLEY COOPER BART, eminent surgeon, died London, England, Feb. 12, 1841 aged 72 years.

JAMES D. WESTCOTT, Secretary of State, New Jersey, died Trenton, N. J., Apr. 3, 1841.

NATHANIEL GARROW, marshal of the northern district of New York, died in Auburn, April 3, 1841.

NATHAN HALEY, U.S. consul, Nantz, France, died Jan. 3, 1841 in the 75th year of his age.

REZIN P. BOWIE, father of the "Bowie knife, "died in New Orleans, La., Jan. 17, 1841 aged 48 years.

HERMAN LE ROY, father-in-law of Hon. Daniel Webster, died Mar. 31, 1842 in the 84th year of his age.


April 23, 1841

WILLIAM THOMAS born Nottoway Co., Va., July 10, 1772; moved to Nashville, Tenn., 1796; settled in Williamson Co., Tenn., 1808; died there, April 7, 1841; joined Baptist Church at Big Harpeth, May 1814.


April 30, 1841

WILKINS WHITFIELD died Williamson Co., Tenn., Apr. 24, 1841 aged about 60 years.

GEORGE BURCH died Williamson Co., Tenn., Apr. 8, 1841 aged 76 years; veteran of the Revolutionary War.

WILLIAM REAMES died Williamson Co., Tenn., Apr. 25, 1841 aged 53 years.

MARY wife of Lewis GREENE born Williamson Co., Tenn., May 10, 1816; married July 31, 1835; moved to Miss. but made a long visit to her Tenn. relatives in 1840; died recently.


May 7, 1841

INFANT SON of William BINGHAM died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 1, 1841.


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May 14, 1841

Hon. PATRICK H. POPE died Louisville, Ky., May 4, 1841 aged 35 years; formerly a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1971, Washington, D.C., 1971, page 1557:

POPE, Patrick Hamilton, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Louisville, Ky., March 17, 1806; attended the common schools and was graduated from St. Joseph College, Bardstown, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Louisville; declined the position of secretary of state tendered by Gov. John Breathitt in 1832; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834; elected a member of the State house of representatives in 1836; resumed the practice of law; died in Louisville, Ky., May 4, 1841; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery.


May 21, 1841

THOMAS A. CROUCH died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 14, 1841 aged 27 years.


June 4, 1841

JOHN B. CHICK, aged 27 years, died Nashville, Tenn., of a pistol shot wound, June 2, 1841.


June 11, 1841

Colonel JOSEPH McBRIDE died in residence of Henry Halfacre, Williamson Co., Tenn., June 8, 1841.

Mrs. SARAH A. STONE died Maury Co., Tenn., May 20, 1841 aged about 21 years [born April 2, 1819].


June 25, 1841

VIRGINIA daughter of General John S. Russwurm: wife of Major W. B. Gordon, Texas, died in her father's residence, Rutherford Co., Tenn., June 13, 1841 aged 23 years; survived by her widower and two children.

SARAH wife of Hon. L. M. BRAMLETT died Pulaski, Tenn. [about two weeks previously] in the 42nd year of her age.

JAMES BELL, formerly a Nashville, Tenn. merchant, drowned from "on board the steamboat New Orleans, a short distance above Helena, Ark., June 13, 1841; burial in Memphis, Tenn.


July 2, 1841

ELEAZAR HARDEMAN, early Williamson Co., Tenn. settler, died there, June 26, 1841 in the 62nd year of his age.

MARY JANE daughter of Samuel Boehms, Franklin, Tenn.; wife of James M. GAULT died near Franklin, Tenn., June 26, 1841.


July 9, 1841

ELIZABETH daughter of Dr. George Bennett; wife of James KENNEDY died in residence of Thompson Cunningham, Williamson Co., Tenn., June 23, 1841 in the 23rd year of her age.

MARY ELIZA wife of Felix R. RAINS died Davidson Co., Tenn., June 27, 1841 aged 30 years.

W. HASELL HUNT died Nashville, Tenn., July 3, 1841; native of Manchester, Tenn.; an associate editor of the Nashville BANNER.

Major RICHARD G. DUNLAP, native of Tenn., died New Orleans, La., recently; formerly Texas Minister to U.S.; aged 45 years. [Richard Gilliam Dunlap, Nov. 5, 1795-June 22, 1841; moved to Texas, 1837; Minister from Texas to U.S., 1839]


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July 16, 1841

Mrs. ELEANOR GAULT died Williamson Co., Tenn., July 10, 1841 aged about 60 years.

ANN B. wife of Williamson JORDAN died July 6, 1841 in the 27th year of her age.

JOHN HAGEY, native of Germany, aged 93 years, died Nashville, Tenn., July 13, 1841; one of the "band" accompanying Lafayette to assist Americans in the Revolutionary War.

ROBERT M. WILLIAMSON, Maury Co., Tenn., died Lafayette, La., June 14, 1841 in the 21st year of his age.

Hon. JOSEPH F. CLEVELAND, former Congressman from Georgia, died June 22, 1841.

WILLIAM BALLINGER, Smith Co., Tenn., was killed with an axe by one of his slaves and his body thrown in Cumberland River, June 28, 1841.


July 30, 1841

MARY CHARLOTTE wife of James RIGGS, Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of R. C. Napier, dec., died Nashville, Tenn., July 25, 1841.

FREDERICK D. PAGE, student at the University of Nashville, Tenn., drowned in Cumberland River, July 20, 1841; from Williamson Co., Tenn.

Dr. JOHN B. COPELAND, graduate of Pennsylvania University, set up his medical practice in Franklin, Tenn., July 1841 [abstracted as valued, bit of information about this man].


August 6, 1841

ROBERT RAYMOND REID, former governor of Florida, died Tallahassee, Fla., Aug. l, 1841.

THOMAS RODHAM youngest son of Mrs. Mary TULLOSS died July 11, 1841 aged 9 years.

CALEB GARRETT died Franklin, Tenn., July 30, 1841.

ANDREW J., son of Archibald LYTLE died July 28, 1841 in, the 13th year of his age.


August 13, 1841

DR. M. FIGUERS permanently located to practice medicine on Main Street, Franklin, Tenn. [abstracted as valued bit of information about this man].

JAMES C. HILLIARD died Franklin, Tenn., Aug. 5, 1841 aged about 26 years.

MARIETTA T. daughter of Jordan R. H. PURYEAR died Aug. 5, 1841 aged 2 years and 6 months [born in February 1839].

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WHITE died Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 10, 1841 in 27th year of his age.

JAMES G. HILL died Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 11, 1841 in the 23rd year of his age.

ELVIRA wife of General James J. GUY, Marshall Co., Miss., died July 18, 1841 in 22nd year of her age; native of Williamson Co., Tenn.

Colonel ISAAC A. COLES, Virginia delegate from Albemarle Co., Va. died recently.


August 20, 1841

Surgeon Dentist,

          INFORMS the citizens of Franklin and its vicinity that he is at CARTERS HOTEL, and will be happy to render his services to ?? who may need them.
          Dr. D's method of treating the teeth has received the sanction of the most eminent Physicians and surgeons. He has a splendid collection of premium


          Which never decay or change their color, and, which he will insert without inflicting any serious pain; and in such a way that they will not only look natural and beautiful, but be useful, for all the purposes of natural teeth. And he wishes to have it distinctly understood, that if they do not give perfect satisfaction in every respect he will receive no compensation.
          Teeth cleaned and plugged Children's Teeth regulated, and all the ordinary and extraordinary operations of Dentistry performed in a neat and durable manner.
          Prices moderate, Examinations and advice gratis. Ladies waited on at their dwellings without any additional charge.
          Dr. D. intends to make Franklin his residence a part of every year.

Dr. A. B. Ewing,
Dr. Samuel Crookett.
July 9th, 1841.


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JAMES GREEN son of the Rev. Joshua HILL, dec., died Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 11, 1841 aged 22 years and 1 month [born in June 1819].

LAURA WINBURN daughter of S. H. HAMNER died Columbia, Tenn., Aug. 6, 1841 aged 2 years and 3 months [born in May 1839].

HIRAM S. MORGAN, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Bastrop, Texas, July 9, 1841 aged about 36 years. Cumberland Presbyterian.

[Death unannounced of NANCY, consort of John McDANIEL; born in Va., April 11, 1796. Died Sept. 2, 1841; burial in old city cemetery, Franklin; her data taken from her tombstone by the compiler, noting that the tombstone was inscribed, "erected by an only son"]


September 10, 1841

WILLIAM P. EDDS died Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 19, 1841 in the 54th year of his age, of dropsy; surviving were his widow and eleven children.

JAMES MONROE second son of Eli and Elizabeth DODSON, died 9 miles south of Franklin, Tenn., Aug. 10, 1841 in 13th year of his age, from a severe fever.

Colonel JOSEPH M. LONGWELL, native of Maryland, died Somerville, Tenn., Aug. 21, 1841 in the 28th year of his age; member of the Whig Party.

HENRY BREVOORT, one of New York City's wealthiest men, died there recently, aged nearly 100 years; began his career as a market gardener.


September 17, 1841

The funeral of Miss LAVINIA HODGE would be held in the Franklin, Tenn. Methodist Church on September 26, 1841.


October 1, 1841

Mrs. ELIZA ANN RICHARDSON died Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 26, 1841 in the 32nd year of her age; surviving were her widower and six small children. Methodist.

GEORGE G. BOYD died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 27, 1841 aged about 40 years.

GEORGE H. FLOOD, late U.S. charge de affairs in Texas died Galveston, Texas, Sept. 7, 1841 of congestive fever.

Funeral of former Tennessee governor, NEWTON CANNON, to be held in Methodist Church, Nashville, Tenn. on October 3, 1841. [Newton Cannon, May 22, 1781-Sept. 16, 1841; governor of Tennessee, 1835-1839]


October 15, 1841

LODWICK B. BEECH died Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. l, 1841; born Chesterfield Co., Va.; "one of the life guards of General [George] Washington during the war of the revolution"; in his 85th year of age. [His war service pension application, R706, reveals that Beech was born in Chesterfield Co., Va., Jan. 28, 1758; after various moves, he located in Williamson Co. in 1821. Name spelled LODOWICK in this document. ]

MILDRED L. OTEY daughter of Major Isaac Otey, dec.; wife of John Hopkins Otey, Franklin, Tenn. died Aug. 30, 1841 aged 35 years; her father lived in Bedford Co., Tenn. when he was living.


October 22, 1841

Hon. JOHN MURPHY, former governor of Alabama, died Clarke Co., Ala., Sept. 21, 1841 in the 56th year of his age.


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Judge WILLIAM E. ANDERSON, Vicksburg, Miss., died of yellow fever at Bolivar, Miss., Oct. 8, 1841; native of Tennessee; served in Tennessee Senate from Davidson County. [W. E. Anderson, 1791-1841; served in Tenn. House, 1833-1835; Senate, 1837-1839]


November 12, 1841

RICHARD BULLOCK was shot and killed in Granville Co., No. Carolina while standing near the piano his daughter was playing, according to the Oxford, N.C. MERCURY (Oct. 12, 1841), on the evening on October 12, 1841.


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