Wayne County, Tennessee
Death Records 1881 - 1883

These records are found in a bound volume in the County Clerk's Office in the courthouse in Waynesboro. The records were kept as a result of an act of the Legislature in 1880. It appears that some counties kept the records, while others ignored the law. Wayne County is lucky to have these records, although they do not record the deaths of all the people who died in the county for the years covered.

The headings at the top of the pages are as follows: No., Date of Death, Full Name of Deceased, Sex, Color, Married or Single, Age, Place of Death, Disease or Cause of Death, Nativity, Occupation, Name and Residence of Parents, Relationship of Parents if any, and the date the notice was recorded. For the purpose of this book only the following heading have been extracted. Date of Death, Full Name of Deceased, Sex, Color, Married or Single, Age, Place of Death, Nativity, Occupation, Name of Parents. Abbreviations are used for Sex, Color and marital status. Ages are given in years-months-days.

FITES, Mary L., died 30 Aug 1881, F-W-S, 0-4-5, died Wayne Co. TN, born Wayne Co. TN, John & Margaret A. FITES, Wayne County, TN

STAGGS, Infant, died 02 Aug 1881, M-W-S, no age, died 14th District, Wayne Co. TN, born Wayne Co. TN, G.W. & Sarah E. STAGGS

GOBBLE, Emma, 02 Sep 1881, F-W-S, 2-9-0, 14th District, Wayne Co. TN, born TN., Harrison and Sarah E. GOBBLE.

POAGUE, Infant, died 31 Aug 1881, F-W-S, 0-0-6, 14th District, Wayne Co. TN, born TN, James & Laura POAGUE.

HENSLEY, Henry R., died 27 Oct 1881, M-W-S, 3-16-13, died Wayne Co. TN, born TN, Taylor HENSLEY, Wayne Co., Martha L. HENSLEY.

SHULL, Edward F., died 28 Sep 1881, M-W-S, 4-4-12, died 8th District, born TN, Parents: B H & Elizabeth SHULL.

FOWLER, Amanda, died 25 Aug 1881, F-W-S, 13-10-11, died Wayne Co. TN, born Wayne Co. TN, Parents: John and Clemy FOWLER. Occupation: Seamtress.

WALLACE, Martha, died 10 Oct 1881 , F-W-S, 30-5-13, died Wayne Co. TN, born Wayne Co. TN, Parents: Jacksom & Elizabeth WALLACE.

COPAS, Mahala M., died 12 Nov 1881, F-W-S, 1-11-23, died Victory, TN, born TN, Parents: William & Sarah COPAS.

PIGG, James Henry, died 09 Jul 1881, M-W-S, 0-0-7, died 10th District, born TN, parents names not given.

PIGG, John A. , died 15 Aug 1881, M-W-S, 0-0-17, died 10th District, born TN, parents names not given.

SCOTT, Charlie, died 01 Oct 1881, M-W-S, 1-11-2, died 10th District, born TN, parents names not given.

HUNT, John, died 27 Sep 1881, M-W-S, not given, died 10th District, born TN, Parents: John and Martha HUNT.

WALLACE, Elizabeth, died 21 Jul 1881, F-W-S, 0-4-11, died Wayne Co. TN, born TN, Parents: Isom & Laney WALLACE.

FOWLER, Pashcal, died 06 Jan 1882, M-W-S, 25-2-22, died Wayne Co. TN, born TN, Farmer, Parents: John & Hannah FOWLER.

PERRY, Nancy E., died 17 Aug 1881, F-W-M, 56-0-0, died Martin Mills, born AL, Housekeeper. Parents: J. L. & N. NICHOLS.

PACK, Alex J., died 30 Aug 1881, M-C-S, 1-4-0, died Martin Mills, born TN, Parents: Monroe & Belle PACK

PORTER, Mahala, died 25 Aug 1881, F-C-S, 3-0-0, died Houston, born TN, Parent: Emily PORTER.

KOUNTS, Thomas, died 12 Oct 1881, M-C-M, 26-2-2, died Martins Mills, born AL, Parents: Richard & Susan P. KOUNTS.

MAJORS, Markwell H., died 20 Sep 1881, F-W-S, 2-7-4, died Martin Mills, born TN, Parents: J. M. & M. MAJORS.

ATKISSON, Infant, died 13 Jan 1882, F-W-S, born dead, not given, not given, Parents: James P & Rachel E. ATKISSON.

EDMISTON, Eli, died 06 Jun 1881, M-W-S, 71-0-0, died Clifton, born not given, Farmer, parents not given.

_________, infant, died 10 Aug 1881, M-W-S. 0-3-10, died Eagle Creek, nothing else listed except that parents lived on Eagle Creek.

JOHNSON, Dorca, died 25 Aug 1881, F-W-S, 12-0-0, died Eagle Creek, place of birth and parents not given.

MIDDLETON, Jack, died 04 Sep 1881, F-W-S, not given, died Clifton, TN place of birth and parents not given.

WILLSON, ________, died 14 Sep 1881, F-W-S, 1-0-0, place of death and birth, names of parents not given.

JUSTER, _________, died 14 Sep 1881, F-W-S, 1-6-0, place of death, birth and names of parents not given.

WOLF, Julie, died 01 Sep 1882(1?), F-W-S, 18-0-0, died Clifton, place of birth and names of parents not given.

HOBS,________, died 02 Sep 1882(1?), M-W-S, age not given, died Tennessee River, place of birth and names of parents not given.

SCOTT, Sallie, died 01 Mar 1882, F-W-M, 67-0-0, died 14th District, born TN Parents: John & Pollie JACKSON.

HUGHLING, John G., died 11 Mar 1882, M-W-M, 72-0-0, died Martins Mills, born not given, Farmer, parents not given.

PACK, Augustus, died 13 Feb 1882, M-C-S, 20-2-23, died Martins Mills, born TN, Farmer, parents names not given.

GRIMES, Charlotte, died 30 Apr 1882, F-C-M, 23-0-0, died Houston, born TN, Keeping House, Parents: Willis & Mahala SESSUM.

DUREN, Porter, died 07 Jul 1881?, M-W-S, 29-10-24, died 6th District, born U.S., Laborer, parents unknown.

CRAIG, T. D., died 16 Feb 1882, M-W-S, 0-3-21, died 6th District, born U.S., parents not given.

THORNTON, M. P., died 11 Mar 1882, M-W-S, 20-2-3, died Houston, born TN, Farmer, Parents: J. W. & E. J. THORNTON.

SYNCLAIR, H. J., died 13 Mar 1882, F-W-S, 48-11-1, died at M. H. SYNCLAIR's, born AL, Keeping House, Parents: George & Louisa ROACH.

RUTLEDGE, John C., died 22 Jun 1882, M-W-M, 58-6-17, died 5th District, born not given, Farmer, parents not given.

MORROW, Elias W., died 02 Jun 1882, M-W-___, 52-0-0, died 5th District, born TN, Farmer, parents not given.

EVANS, Irena, died 22 Dec 1881, F-__-S, age not given, died 5th District, place of birth and parents not given.

DIXON, John B., died 06 Aug 1882, M-___-S, 26-2-20, died 12th District, born TN, Farmer, Parents: Fountain DIXON.

DIXON, Rebecha, died 11 may 1882, F-____-M, 48-8-15, died 12th District, born IL, Keeping House, parents not given.

GALLAHER, Joseph G., died 17 May 1882, M-___-M, 52-8-0, died 12th District, born TN, Farmer, Parents: John & Ibie GALLAHER.

GALLAHER, Emly, died 27 May 1882, F-___-M, 41-8-20, died 12th District, born TN, Keeping House, Parents: William BARNETT.

HARDIN, Manny A., died 26 Aug 1882, F-?-?, not given, died 12th District, born not given, Parents: Joel John & Sarah L? HARDIN.

STOOKSBERRY, Sophrona, died 14 Aug 1882, F-W-M, 23-10-14, died Victory, born TN, parents not given.

CURTIS, George T., died 18 Jul 1882, M-W-S, 2-1-15, died Victory, born TN, Parents: W. H. & S. C. CURTIS.

WEAVER, Jane, died 07 Aug 1882, F-W-M, 64-5-25, died Victory, born TN, parents not given.

SCOTT, Sallie, died 01 Mar 1882, F-W-S, 67-0-0, died 14th District, born TN, parents not given. [This appears to be a second entry for this death.]

ACKLIN, James Madison, died 05 Aug 1882, M-W-S, 13-5-7, died 14th District, born AL, parents not given.

TOLLE, Elizabeth, died 11 Aug 1882, F-W-?, 1-1-21, died 14th District, born TN, parents not given.

SHIPMAN, Eula, died 12 Aug 1882, F-W-S, 5-7-7, died 2nd District, born TN, Parents: David H. & M. E. SHIPMAN.

PAWLEY, M. S., died 18 Sep 1882, M-W-M, 64-?-?, died 12th District, born TN, Mechanic, parents not given.

MILLER, Harry, died 13 Sep 1882, M-W-?, 3-?-?, died 2nd District, born TN, Parents: R. & Mishey MILLER , Cousins.

WOLF, W. P. M., died 23 Aug 1882, M-W-M, 45-?-?, died 2nd District, born not given, Physician, parents not given.

SMITH, Peggie, died 22 Aug 1882, F-W-M, 67-?-?, died Hardins Creek, place of birth and parents not given.

THONBURGH, S. M., died 25 Sep 1882, M-W-S, 34-9-14, died Eagle Creek, born GA, occupation Farmer, parents not given.

OAKLEY, William E., died 12 Sep 1882, M-W-S, 0-10-0, died Eagle Creek, born TN, farmer ??, Parents: W. S. & Mary OAKLEY, Eagle Creek.

MOSER, Elizabeth, died 31 Aug 1882, F-W-M, 88-1-12, died Victory, born TN, parents not given.

PARKER, E. J., died 20 Oct 1882, F-W-M, 37-11-5, died Houston, born TN, parents not given.

CORBIN, Bell, died 27 Sep 1882, F-W-?, ?-11-20, died Victory, born TN, parents not given.

STRIBLING, Elizabeth, died 1882, F-W-M, age not given, died at Joseph STRIBLING's, born TN, Keeping House, Parents??: Benjamin & Sarah G.? NOWLING.

NOWLING, Angela, died 07 Sep 1882, F-W-S, 3-3-?, died at James BEKHAM's, born TN, parents not given. [believe parents for this child are listed as parents of Elizabeth STRIBLING.]

NOWLIN, Sarah, died 20 Oct 1882, F-W-M, 24-0-0, died at James BEKHAM's, born TN, parents not given.

RILEY, A. M., died 01 Nov 1882, F-W-M, 40-6-23, died Wayne Co. TN, place of birth and parents not given.

OWEN, William, died 07 Oct 1882, M-M-M, 25-?-?, died near Clifton, born TN, parents not known.

CRISTON, James, died 06 Jan 1883, M-W-S, 54-?-?, died 2nd District, born TN, Farmer, parents not known.

HORTON, Sarah J., died 07 Dec 1882, F-W-S, ?-?-17, died Victor, TN, born TN, Parents: Sarah J. HORTON, Victor, TN.

LAWSON, Martha, died 08 Feb 1882, F-W-S, 2-6-?, died Waynesboro, born ??, Parents: Joseph & Mary LAWSON.

CLAYTON, Misses M., died 02 Aug 1882, F-W-S, 3-3-?, died at D. S. CLAYTON's, place of birth not given, Parents: D. S. & Minerva?? CLAYTON.

BRADY, Antonetta, died 03 Aug 1882, F-W-S, 0-3-17, place of death and birth not given, Parents: Jack & Elvira BRADY.

CUMMINGS, Mary, date of death not given, F-W-S, 21-?-?, place of death and birth not given, Parents: Jerry & ______? CUMMINGS.

HUCKUBA, _________?, died 05 Jan 1883, born dead, place of death and birth not given, Parents: B. G. & Eliza HUCKUBA.

HUCKABA, Robert, died 01 Jan 1883, M-W-S, 0-0-4, died Waynesboro, born TN, Parents: T. J. & M. S. HUCKABA, Waynesboro, TN.

This is the last entry in the book. The remainder of the pages are blank.

Transcribed by Edgar D. Byler, III , input by John H. Scott, III

Previously published in Wayne County, Tennessee Cemetery and Death Records 1987 The Wayne County Historical Society and The Byler Press.


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