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

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January 10, 1851

JOHN WESLEY son of Thomas JONES, Dresden, Tenn., was caught between the cogwheel and the trundlehead of a cotton gin and was crushed to death on December 16, 1850.

JOHN K. CHESTER, Memphis, Tenn. city recorder, was shot and killed by a "bright [skinned] mulatto," very recently; though jailed a mob took the black man and hanged him.

JOHN GORDON, formerly of Peytonville, Tenn., died Gibson Co., Tenn., Dec. 8, 1850 in the 44th year of his age.

[Although his death is not chronicled in the REVIEW, the Susie Gentry record of his tombstone in the Frost burial ground near Brentwood indicates that MOSES R. LINDSEY was born May 1, 1760 and died Dec. 18, 1850. He served in the American Revolution.]


January 24, 1851

WILLIAM K. LAYNE died Civil District 13, Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 22, 1851 aged about 65 years; husband and father.


February 7, 1851

SUSAN A. wife of James COX died Franklin, Tenn., Jan. 30, 1851.

LUCRETIA RICHARDSON advertised that on Nov. 26, 1850 FRANCIS P. RICHARDSON, aged 41 years, a heavy-built man, 190 lbs., with dark complexion, hair and eyes, left Nashville, Tenn. on the Louisville, Ky. Stage; nothing had been heard of him since then; feared that he had been killed as on his person he had carried several thousand dollars in Tenn. and New Orleans bills, some gold, a gold watch and a gold ring.

NANCY widow of Robert WHITE, dec., died near Triune, Tenn., Feb. 8, 1851.


March 7, 1851

DAVID PINKSTON, SR. died Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 24, 1851 in 79th year of his age.

SUSAN A. widow of Abram WHITE died near Franklin, Tenn., March 3, 1851.

SARAH VIRGINIA second daughter of L. H. WOLDRIDGE died Franklin, Tenn., Mar. 1, 1851 aged about 10 years.


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WILLIAM BYERS died Williamson Co., Tenn., Mar. 2, 1851; "aged and respectable."


March 21, 1851

Encomium to the memory of GEORGE son of Thomas GILES, Williamson Co., Tenn.; paneygric rather than biographical.


April 11, 1851

Z. M. ZACHARY died Williamson Co., Tenn., Mar. 21, 1851 aged about 28 years.


May 2, 1851

JOSEPH son of Joseph and Margaret WAKEFIELD died Williamson Co., Tenn., April 3, 1851 in the 27th year of his age.


May 16, 1851

Miss MARGARET L. BOND died Williamson Co., Tenn., Apr. 15, 1851. Presbyterian.

Major ERASTUS T. COLLINS, formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn., died Washington City [D.C.], April 18, 1851 aged about 58 years.


May 23, 1851

JAMES only son of James and Mary McKIBBEN died May 9, 1851 aged 2 years, 4 mos., 9 days [born January 9, 1849].


May 30, 1851

Major ERASTUS T. COLLINS died Washington City [D.C.], Apr. 18, 1851 in 58th year of his age.


June 6, 1851

Judge WILLIAM B. TURLEY, Memphis, died recently. [William B. Turley, lawyer; member of Tenn. Supreme Court, 1835-1850; died May 27, 1851]


June 27, 1851

WILLIAM SHIELDS son of Colonel W. P. and Martha WINDER, Louisiana, died in residence of Colonel John McGavock, Franklin, Tenn., June 21, 1851.


July 4, 1851

WILLIAM A. HOGAN died in residence of his grandmother, Mary Atkinson, Williamson Co., Tenn., June 20, 1851 in the 24th year of his age.

SAMUEL WINSTEAD died 2 1/4 miles from Franklin, Tenn., July 1, 1851 aged about 73 years.

HENRY youngest and only surviving child of Henry KIRKPATRICK died Franklin, Tenn., July 2, 1851 aged about 23 years.


July 18, 1851

LUCRETIA wife of Thomas HARDEMAN born Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 5, 1812; married in 1832; died Yallobusha Co., Miss., June 11, 1851.

WALTER ROCKWOOD, bookbinder, died Nashville, Tenn., July 13, 1851.

ELIZABETH SCOVILLE wife of the Rev. William MACK died Columbia, Tenn., July 7, 1851 aged in her 31st year.

SUSAN infant daughter of Edward L. and Martha H. JORDAN died Memphis, July 11, 1851.

Colonel BLUNT JORDAN, Rutherford Co., Tenn., died July 6, 1851.


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August 8, 1851

SARAH widow of William McEWEN died in residence of her son, Cyrus M. McEwen near Oxford, Miss., July 5, 1851 aged about 94 years. Presbyterian.


August 22, 1851

Captain JOHN WATSON died six miles west of Franklin, Tenn., Aug. 16, 1851; "old citizen."

JOHN SCRUGGS died about ten miles SE of Franklin, Tenn., Aug. 17, 1851.

FRANCES ADALINE daughter of S. W. and Sarah H. PIERCE died Franklin, Tenn., Aug. 9, 1851.

JOHN W. W. infant son of James and Henrietta N. ANDERSON died Waynesboro, Tenn., Aug. 14, 1851 aged 11 months and 14 days [born in November 1850].


August 29, 1851

ELIJAH J. son of J. A. and L. C. MALONE died Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 20, 1851 aged 10 months and 28 days [born in September 1850].

CHARITY L. P. CRUTCHER born Nov. 28, 1818; married William H. Crutcher, Mar. 12, 1839; joined Methodist Church, 1843; died August 22, 1851.


September 19, 1851

Sgt. E. T. COLLINS, JR., son of Major Erastus T. Collins, LaGrange, Tenn., native of Williamson Co., Tenn., was shot and killed in Havana, Cuba, Aug. 16, 1851 in the 22nd year of his age.


September 26, 1851

JAMES HOGAN, former editor of the WESTERN WEEKLY REVIEW died at Beech's Hotel [operated by John B. Beech and wife, Pamelia], three miles north of Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 25, 1851 of consumption.

JAMES HOGAN, September 2, 1810-September 25, 1851 [an effort was made to locate a tombstone for him in the old city cemetery, Franklin, but if there is one there still, it has become so deteriorated it could not be deciphered by the present compiler. Later local historians and genealogists owe this man a singular tribute for the information he has provided them in his newspaper.]

A tribute to his memory was published in the Oct. 3, 1851 issue of the REVIEW:

James Hogan, Jr.

        After our paper had gone to press last week, and a portion of our issue worked of, we stopped the press to announce the death of our much loved friend, and late co-editor, JAMES HOGAN, Jr. We are sure that his decease, though long looked for, and daily expected, has penetrated many hearts with deep and sincere regret; for he had as many and devoted personal friends as any man that ever lived in Williamson county.
        To us, who knew him so intimately and so long, his death is a sad bereavement; and we are pierced with sincere sorrow that death could lay his icy hand upon one who had many excellencies of character. His was a kindly and genial temper; his heart was a well spring of benevolent and charitable feelings, and he delighted above all earthly things, to render all with whom he came in contact happy.
        Mr. Hogan was one of the founders of this paper, and for many years its editor, and those who have been its constant readers for a number of years remember the peculiar talent he possessed for pleasing all tastes, while he never violated the strictest rules of delicacy. As a racy and vigorous paragraph writer, he was undoubtedly superior to any man who has been connected with the Tennessee press for the last twenty years.
        He was twice elected a member of the State Legislature from this county and represented the people with ability and honor, and could have continued to represent them head he so desired, but in consequence of difficulties which overtook him in 1839 he voluntarily retired from the canvass of that year, when he had no opposition. No man in this county ever enjoyed a higher degree of popular favor, and no one ever more richly deserved it.
        For about ten years past, he has been deeply afflicted, never having enjoyed, in all that time a day of good health. For about nine years he suffered all the horrors of that dreadful disease dyspepsia, and about a year


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ago, his disease settled upon his lungs and at last he died of that most fatal and terrible disease, pulmonary consumption. About eighteen months since his health became so feeble as to forbid his attempt to give any attention to business, and finding that death was inevitable, he sold his interest in this office, and retired to await the slow but certain approach of the grim monster Death; with calm philosophy and resignation to the will of God. He had his house in order, and his lamp trimmed and burning. "He was a sincere and ardent Christian, adorning by a meek and quiet walk and a Godly conversation, and acts of Christian benevolence, the doctrine which he professed.
        His reputation as a ready and graceful writer is co-extensive with the Union. In his manners he was a simple, sincere, and unpretending as a child, yet his mind was far above mediocrity. He was a diligent student and carefully improved every opportunity of informing his mind upon all subjects upon which he was called to act. He was an inflexibly honest man ?? between man and his fellow man, and truly honest in the things that pertain to the life beyond the grave.
        He died in full possession of his mental faculties, at Beech's Hotel, three miles North of Franklin, at ten minutes past nine o'clock, on Thursday morning, September 25th, 1851, aged 41 years, 9 months and twenty three days.



[JAMES HOGAN had sold his interest in the REVIEW early in 1850.]

OCTAVIA youngest daughter of Hon. A. P. MAURY, dec. died Sept. 18, 1851 aged about 8 years.

WILLIAM P. HORNE, formerly editor of the MIDDLE TENNESSEAN died Lawrence Co., Tenn. Sept. 20, 1851. Methodist.


October 3, 1851

Dr. LIVINGSTONE C. BEALE, formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn., died Rally Hill, Maury Co., Tenn., Sept. 29, 1851.


October 10, 1851

JAMES HUGHLET, aged about 8 years, residing with his grandfather, Thomas Porter, two miles NE of Springfield, Tenn., was run over and killed by a cart of wood on a recent Saturday evening.


October 24, 1851

SAMUEL CHUNN, resident of western Hardeman Co., Tenn., was kicked by a horse and died almost immediately, a few days ago, aged about 22 years. [This man's tombstone in the Somerville, Tenn. cemetery reveals that he died October 11, 1851 aged 24 years, 10 mos., 1 day [born October 10, 1827].


October 31, 1851

MARY wife of J. L. DRAKE; daughter of Andrew and Sarah McCartney, dec., born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Nov. 24, 181l; married Nov. 10, 1831; died Oct. 19, 1851; surviving were her widower and six children.

Miss PEGGY TOON died Oct. 30, 1851 "near" 80 years old. Baptist.


November 7, 1851

Dr. G. M. COX, Eagleville, Tenn., died Nov. 2, 1851. [Nov. 14 issue carried his obit., noting that Dr. GARNER M. COX, practicing medicine since 1847, died Nov. 2, 1851 aged nearly 30 years.]

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Resolutions of respect in memory of JAMES M. CRITZ who had died recently; by fellow members of O. H. Lodge freemasons, at Owen's Hill, Williamson Co., Tenn., dated Nov. 3, 1851. Condolences to his widow and children.


November 28, 1851

MATILDA HUME youngest daughter of Thomas M. and Susan D. PETWAY died Nov. 20, 1851 of flux, aged 1 year, 1 month and 20 days [born in October 1850].

MARY wife of Eli McGAW died Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1851 aged about 71 years.


December 5, 1851

JANE daughter of George W. MAYBERRY; wife of William CUMMINS; died Williamson Co., Tenn., November 28, 1851.


December 19, 1851

VIRGINIA wife of William E. HUGHES died Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 14, 1851 in the 30th year of his age; member of the Christian Church.

MARTHA wife of William Harrison, Jr., died Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 16, 1851 aged about 31 years. Methodist.

HENRY GUTHRIE died Davidson Co., Tenn., Dec. 3, 1851 in the 49th year of his age.


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