By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1997



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January 6, 1853

EMILY F. PARKER of Athens, Ala., born Lewisburg Co., Va. /There is no such county; Lewisburg is a city now in West Virginia and so placed since the establishing of that state during the Civil War./, November 10, 1822; died Nov. 17, 1852; d/o Edward Freeman of Maury Co., Tenn.

BENJAMIN P. STOUT died Danville, Ky., Oct. 16, 1852 aged about 21 years.

REBECCA HOOKER d/o Solomon and Mourning Guise; born Buncombe Co., N.C., Nov. 28, 1815; moved to Lawrence Co., Ala., 1826; md James N. Hooker, Franklin Co., Ala. at age 19; died September 23, 1852.

ELIZABETH MOORES w/o James Moores, Tishomingo Co., Miss.; born 1802 in Davidson Co., Tenn.; d/o Edward and Margaret Hardin; md 1823; moved to Miss. 1842; died October 7, 1852.

HENRY W. PEERY died Grundy Co., Mo., Oct. 10, 1852; born Tazewell Co., Va.; left widow, Mary L. Peery.

MARY WALKER born Virginia, March 10, 1770; moved to Ky. 1805; died Boyle Co., Ky., Oct. 28, 1852.

DISORE M. WALKER d/o Joseph and Nancy White; born Granville Co., N.C., Aug. 5, 1805; md A. H. Walker, Dec. 14, 1830; died Weakley Co., Tenn., Sept. 4, 1852; joined MEC 1824.

WILLIAM C. BROWN s/o Rev. Allen E. and Morgan Brown; born Montgomery Co., Tenn., April 19, 1833; joined MECS 1848; died December 7, 1852.

ALFORD T. WAGGONER died Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 10, 1852 in his 22nd year His father, VALENTINE WAGGONER, died Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 8, 1852 in his 66th year. A brother, JAMES M. WAGGONER died in Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 5, 1852 in his 28th year; left a widow and 2 children.

ZELIA F. WARD w/o J. Ward; died Dickson Co., Tenn., Nov. 22, 1852.


January 13, 1853

LUCY BRIEN youngest d/o Hon. John S. and Rochie M. Brien; died Nashville, Tenn. January 8, 1853.

MARY SOPPHIRA CORN d/o Benjamin and Elizabeth Corn, died Dec. 24, 1852 aged about 10 months old.

NELSON TALLEY died Davidson Co., Tenn., Dec. 8, 1854; had passed his 70th year.

Rev. JOHN DAVIESS died Nov. 17, 1852 in the residence of son-in-law, Dr. S. F. Ogden; moved to Ohio Co., Ky., 1802; a practicing attorney; left that profession in 1807 and had become a local MEC preacher.

Rev. SAMUEL B. WHITE, a local MECS preacher, born Caroline Co., Va., Sept. 17, 1790; died May 31, 1852; licensed to preach 1812; moved to Franklin Co., Ala. 1818.

JOHN POWER born Granville Co., N.C., March 6, 1828; died Marshall Co., Miss., August 3, 1852.

EMILY JANE FOGLE d/o Joel and Obedience Sweeney; born Liberty, Cass Co., Ky., June 4, 1821; md Daniel Fogle, Feb. 17, 1841; no death date given.

MARTHA CAROLINE BAIN d/o Thomas J. and Elizabeth Bain, died Nov. 26, 1852, Lagrange, aged 12 years, 3 months, 21 days.

NANCY P. ELLIOTT w/o E. Elliott, died Nov. 2, 1852 in her 57th year; Miss.


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NANCY ANN SMITH d/o John and Rebecca Smith of Maury Co., Tenn., born August 28, 1835; died in the Tenn. Conference Female College, Columbia, Tenn., Dec. 21, 1853.

FRANCES NIX w/o Rev. James E. Nix, born N.C., August 26, 1816; md Oct. 5, 1835; died Lagrange, Ky., Dec. 13, 1852; joined MEC 1833.

NANCY G. PORTER d/o Peter and Ann Porter, born Smith Co., Tenn., March 22, 1831; died Oct. 6, 1852; moved to Pettis Co., Mo. in 1851 where she died.

LUCY ANN E. BELLEMY died in residence of her grandfather, Peter Givens, Montgomery Co., Tenn., Dec. 21, 1852 aged 24 years; joined MEC 1837.

WESLEY SINGLETERY born June 2, 1843; died Nov. 23, 1852.


January 20, 1853

Two boys, sons of JOHN LIABLE and DAVID SMITH, Nashville, Tenn., drowned Jan. 19, 1853 in the clay pits on Elm Street.

Mrs. SLATER w/o Rev. E. C. Slater died "yesterday."

Rev. PARKER W. ROBERTSON of Louisville Conf., died Dec. 28, 1852; a young MECS preacher.

MARY WALKER born Va., March 10, 1770; moved to Ky., 1805; md thrice and died a widow; joined MEC 1828; died Boyle Co., Ky., Oct. 28, 1852.

LEAH JANE COX w/o Preston Cox and d/o Peter Demaree, died Mercer Co., Ky., Dec. 8, 1852 in her 31st year; joined MEC 1841.

SARAH OWENS w/o Thomas Owens died Dallas Co., Mo., Oct. 20, 1852; born Knox Co., Tenn., March 17, 1805; d/o Solomon and Elizabeth Tevebough; left widower and 7 children.

JOHN ANTHONY DIBRELL, Montgomery Co., and MARY E. DIBRELL, born Feb. 4, 1836, died Jackson Co., Tenn., Dec. 31, 1852.

CATHARINE LINDSEY born 1817; joined MEC 1834; md William H. Lindsay, March 6, 1836; died Dec. 24, 1852.

AMELIA HIGHLAND born Md.; died Bourbon Co., Ky., Dec. 7, 1852 in her 79th year.

NANCY CASH born Va., 1792; d/o William and Nancy Breedlove; md Willis Cash at age 19; moved to Ky.; died Simpson Co., Ky., Nov. 6, 1852.

DENTON S. PORTER died Allen Co., Ky., Dec. 23, 1852; born Montgomery Co., Md., Oct. 19, 1781.

HARRIS ADAM died Sumner Co., Tenn., Dec. 24, 1852 in his 54th year; "born upon the same plantation on which he died."

MARY E. LEVY d/o Turner Williams; w/o Thomas P. Levy of Davidson Co., Tenn., born Oct. 4, 1832; died Dec. 21, 1852; left widower and 2 children.

JOHN CHANDLER, Esq., born Halifax Co., Va., Jan. 8, 1799; died Bedford Co., Tenn., Nov. 19, 1852, dying from injuries received when he was thrown from a mule he had been riding.

CINTHIA JANE MOFFET w/o Newton J. M. Moffet; d/o James and Sarah S. Boyers; died Franklin Co., Ark., Dec. 2O, 1852, aged 24 years, 10 months, 18 days; born Carroll Co., Tenn.; moved to Ark. 1838; her infant son, WILLIAM NEWTON MOFFET, died Dec. 12, 1852.


January 27, 1853

LUCRETIA GHOLSTON died Dec. 25, 1852 in her 80th year; born in Ky. and moved to Tenn. in 1824.

JOHN BROOKS born June 6, 18O2; died Maury Co., Tenn., Nov. 21, 1852.


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Rev. JAMES HILL died Lauderdale Co., Ala., Jan. 7, 1853 in his 42nd year; typhoid fever; traveled in the Cypress mission during the past year.

Rev. JOHN W. SPEARMAN born S.C., May 10, 1813; licensed to preach, MEC, 1838 or 1839; ordained deacon 1843 and later ordained an elder; died Franklin Co., Tenn., Dec. 9, 1852.

JUDITH A. HANKINS w/o Elisha Hanks died Westport, Ky., Dec. 22, 1852 in her 32nd year.

MARTHA JANE NEAL born Brunswick Co., Va., July 9, 1818; d/o Capt. Edward and Nancy W. Manson; md John Henry Neal, August 30, 1837; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. l0, 1853.

Dr. B. H. JOHNSON died Smithville, Ark., Nov. 6, 1852 in his 41st year.

MARTHA W. GLOVER d/o James and Mary Glover, died Marshall Co., Miss., Nov. 12, 1852 in her 18th year.

FRANCIS E. HART d/o John Hart, died Overton Co., Tenn., Jan. 7, 1853 aged 9 months.

SARAH BIBB born Nelson Co., Va., April 13, 1802; died June 25, 1852.

ELIZABETH RAY widow of Benjamin Ray, died Dec. 8, 1852 in her 82nd year, in residence of son-in-law, Richard Peter, Washington Co., Ky.

REUBEN D. PETER born Nov. 14, 1801; died Oct. 29, 1852. Kentucky.

ELIZA ISOM w/o John Isom, born Sumner Co., Tenn., 1800; moved to Marshall Co., Miss., 1835, where she died January 6, 1853.


February 3, 1853

Dr. WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE died Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 30, 1853 in his 68th year.

ANN ELIZA SLATER d/o Thomas and Mary Linster, born Maury Co., Tenn., May 2, 1824; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Jan. l0, 1853; md Oct. 17, 1843, Rev. E. C. Slater.

VIRGINIA J. HARRISON w/o Rev. John C. Harrison of the Ky. Conf., died Dec. 28, 1852; born Nelson Co., Va.; d/o Thomas and Esther Coke.

OLEVIA M. COLLINS w/o William Collins; d/o John and Alcy McFall, born March 10, 1810; died Oct. 8, 1852; to her children she said, "John, my dear child, your ma is almost gone. John, get religion." To son, Jeremiah, "Jeremiah, you have been a good boy, get religion." Her daughter, Alcy lived in La., but her mother left word for her, "Poor Alcy, tell her to seek religion and meet her ma in heaven."

DENICY ELIZABETH McNEILL, nee Rogers, w/o John A. McNeill, died Grimes Co., Ky., Dec. 25, 1852; md Sept. 22, 1850; moved to Graves Co. in 1851; born and raised in Madison Co., Tenn.

LARRAH JANE HANLEY d/o Thomas and Martha Hanley, died Dec. 26, 1852 aged 7 years, 5 months.

JAMES H. PEYTON, Esq., born Wilson Co., Tenn., Oct. 12, 1812; md Nancy McFarland, Dec. 13, 1832; they had 7 children; died Dec. 7, 1852. Resolutions of Respect for him by the stewards of Lebanon Circuit, Tenn. Conf., dated Jan. 18, 1853.

ELIZABETH HALL born Somerset Co., Md., Oct. 19, 1757; joined MEC at age 18; md Rev. John Hall; no death date given.

SARAH E. A. HUDDLESTON d/o Reaves A. and Adaline Huddleston, died Dec. 28, 1852 aged 19 years, 3 months, 21 days; Centreville, Tenn.

Mrs. RACHEL JACKSON died Boyle Co., Ky., Jan. 1, 1853 "in a good old age."


February 10, 1853

JOHN NICHOL died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 4, 1853.


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MARY RUSSELL born Sept. 14, 1796; md William Akers, Dec. 14, 18l4; he died August l6, 18l5; joined MEC 1816; md Joseph Russell, Oct. 16, 182l; died Spencer Co., Ky., Nov. 4, 1852, typhoid fever.

DAVID WILSON born Greenbriar Co., Va., 1792; md July l5, 1818; died Smithland, Ky., Nov. 17, 1852.

STEPHEN MOORE died DeKalb Co., Tenn., Oct. 18, 1852; moved to Tenn. from Ky.

THOMAS H. B. BEACHAMP died Lamar Co., Texas, Aug. 24, 1852 in his 18th year.

JAMES M. NABORS s/o John and Nancy Nabors of Lawrence Dist., S.C., died Shelby Co., Ala., Nov. 3, 1852.

SARAH VITULAH OVERALL youngest d/o Rev. Nace and Amelia H. Overall, born Nov. 3, 1836; died Dec. 17, 1852; "obtained religion", Sept. 30, 1848 and joined the MECS.

Rev. JACOB WATSON s/o John Watson; born Albemarle Co., Va., 1775; died Phillips Co., Ark., Nov. 6, 1852; became a MEC preacher; ordained deacon 1803; ordained elder 1805; located in 1808 and taught school; md Elizabeth Ward 1810, of Albemarle Co. and fathered 15 children, 10 surviving; dedicated his life "to the work of teaching school and preaching the gospel."

SARAH W. SHACKLEFORD, nee Dorsey, born Hardin Co., Ky., April 16, 1804; md Ambrose G. Shackleford, March 2, 1826; died January 14, 1853.


February 17, 1853

CULLEN CURLEE died Tippah Co., Miss., Jan. 21, 1853 aged 67 years; lived formerly in Rutherford Co., Tenn.

MARGARET PAYNE w/o William Payne died Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 4, 1853.

MARY QUARLES WILKERSON d/o James and Maria Hillyard, born King William Co., Va., March 1, 1813; md William D. Wilkerson, Nov. 7, 1833, Montgomery Co., Tenn.; died July 3, 1852; had given birth "to a fine son", April 2, 1853 that had died at the age of 6 weeks.

ALLY GILMER w/o Horace M. Gilmer died Dec. 20, 1852, Copiah Co., Miss.; d/o Seth and Jane Granberry; born Ga., Jan. 4, 1814; md Oct. 13, 1831.

ANDREW JACKSON SCURLOCK s/o Dr. Joshua and Martha Scurlock, died in Ill., Nov. 17, 1852 aged 16 years, 13 days.

MARY H. J. TALBOTT d/o Rev. N. M. and Sarah Talbott, died New Hope Academy, Choctaw Nation, Dec. 3, 1852 in her 21st year; she was a teacher in this school.

JOHN D. SHARP born Bedford Co., Tenn., June 6, 1835; died Oct. 10, 1852.

MARY A. PULLER, nee Hall, w/o W. M. P. Puller, died Madison Co., Miss., Jan. 9, 1853 in his 38th year; born in N.C. but raised near Lagrange, Ala.; md April 11, 1833; joined MEC 1838.

WILLIAM JACKSON s/o Henry and Nancy Jackson, born Williamson Co., Tenn., 1827; died Dec. 15, 1852.

M. A. TENNESSEE DANIEL d/o R. T. and Narcissa Daniel, born Jan. 14, 1840; died Dec. 17, 1852. Dover, Tennessee.

Tribute of Respect for Rev. THOMAS GIBSON who died Lawrence Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1852 in his 39th year; by St. James Lodge #223, Masons, Oct. 27, 1852.

SARAH F. HUNT w/o Rev. Bazle Hunt of Poplar Plains, Ky., died Jan. 11, 1853 in her 58th year.

SARAH A. NEVILL born Morgan Co., Ala., July 21, 1821 /should read 1823 as it remarks that she was aged 29 years, 5 months, 10 days old at death/; she died Dec. 31, 1852; md Sterling M. Nevill, Jan. 22, 1852.

C. ADALINE KURTZ d/o H. A. and Elizabeth Kurtz, born Nov. 17, 1829; died Jan. 21 1853.


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MARY GOODJION w/o Rev. A. W. Goodjion /Can this really have been someone's surname?/; d/o John and Nancy Stone, born April 3, 1821; died Titus Co., Texas, Dec. 2O, 1852.


February 24, 1853

RICHARD J. LITTON died near Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 17, 1853; "young man."

MARY A. CARUTHERS d/o Hon. Abram Caruthers, died Lebanon, Tenn., Feb. 13, 1853 in her 21st year.

Rev. S. B. F. CRAIN died Montgomery Co., Ky., Jan. 12, 1813 in his 3_/faded out/ year; native of Ky.; left widow and 3 children.

REBECCA WILLIAMS MENEES w/o B. W. Menees, died Robertson Co., Tenn., Jan. 22, 1853 in her 26th year; a 3-verse poem accompanies the obituary.

Rev. JAMES H. SAVAGE died near Plattsburg, Mo., Nov. 8, 1852; native of Ky.; MECS preacher.

JOHN FLETCHER GREATHOUSE born Ky., May 8, 1830; died Hancock Co., Ky., Nov. 11, 1852; md Louisa P. Greathouse, Dec. 1 /faded out/, 1851.

WILLIAM DAVIS born N.C.; died Lincoln Co., Ala., Nov. 9, 1852 in his 77th year; md Mary A. H. McCurdy and moved to Franklin Co., Tenn. and about 1816/17 moved to Limestone Co., Ala.

Mrs. ANN TUCKER died Dec. 28, 1852, Tensaw /Tensas/, La.; a widow, without "relations or property" but lived long in the family of William Bantz.

THOMAS BRANSFORD born Chesterfield Co., Va., April 5, 1767 but raised in Buckingham Co., Va., from which he moved to Barren Co., Ky. in the fall of 1817; died Glasgow, Ky., Jan. 25, 1853; "has left numerous descendants in the states of Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri."


March 3, 1853

/GIDEON JOHNSTON/ born Lawrence Co., S.C., June 4, 1801; died Hinds Co., Miss., Oct. 22, 1852; with widowed mother moved to Ky., then to Miss. by the age of 11 years; md Bulah Gilbert, Claiborne Co., Miss.

DANIEL B. JOHNSTON s/o Gideon and Bulah Johnston born Claiborne Co., Miss., Sept. 25, 1824; died May 10, 1852; md Catharine Davis, Sept. 17, 1851.

ELIZA CALDWELL born Dickson Co., Tenn., Oct. 21, 1836; joined MECS 1850; died Jan. 18, 1853 Williamson Co., Tenn.; graduated June 1852 from the Tenn. Conf. Female College, Columbia, Tenn.

Rev. JAMES SMITH born Greenville Dist., S.C., August 7, 1792; died Jan. 24, 1853;

moved to Ky., then to Madison Co., Ala.; md Nancy Mullins; moved to Franklin Co., Ala. 1817; MECS preacher for many years.

W. L. MARMON born Hardeman Co., Tenn., Feb. 12, 1826; died Sept. 19, 1852; "a young

man of fine education and talents, elegant and commanding in his person and manners." He was stabbed to death at his residence in DeSoto Co., Miss. by a man named Green. Son of Joseph Marmon of Tippah Co., Miss.

SARAH JANE CRIGHTEN d/o Alexander and Nancy McCowen; w/o A. C. Crighton; born Williamson Co., Tenn., June 1, 1824; moved to Nashville 1847; md August 23, 1848; died January 27, 1853.

Capt. GARLAND BROWN, formerly of Physic Spring, Buckingham Co., Va.; died in Marshall Co., Miss., Feb. 11, 1853 in his 78th year; left widow and by second marriage "a large family of children and grandchildren."

"Sister" WILLIAMS died near Lebanon "a few weeks ago."

MARTHA BLAIR born Guilford Co., N.C. 1771; md 1790; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn. then to Madison Co., Tenn. where she died January 10, 1853.

MARTHA ETHEREDGE w/o J. W. Etheredge, died Lawrence Co., Ala. Dec. 2, 1852 aged 24 years.


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FRANCES Macgowan w/o Rev. Ebenezer Macgowan, born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Oct. 6, 1781; died Oct. 5, 1852; md August 1791.


March 10, 1853

Judge MORGAN W. BROWN died Nashville, Tenn., March 7, 1853.

Mrs. STEVENSON w/o Col. V. K. Stevenson d/o Judge Morgan W. Brown died March 7, 1853.

PARMELIA SNYDER died in residence of her father, Rev. Alfred E. Chambers, Boone Co., Ky., Dec. 21, 1852 aged 22 years, 7 days; md William L. Snyder, Feb. 19, 1852; joined MECS 1851.

VIRGINIA CLARK born August 15, 1837; died Feb. 8, 1853; d/o Marshal P. and Julia A. B. Clark.

MARY A. SAGE born Lawrence Co., Ala., Jan. 16, 1832; died Jan. 29, 1853; joined MECS 1847.

AMANDA J. P. BINKLY died in residence of James Yearbrough, Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 4, 1853 in her 22nd year of age; d/o J. and M. Yearbrough.

A. J. VONELL died near Rockport, Ark., Feb. 6, 1853 aged about 37 years; native of Ga. but had lived last 12 years in Ark.; left widow and a ten-year-old son.

SARAH MYRICK w/o Walter Myrick, died Livingston Co., Ky., Jan. 6, 1853; born in Va.; her father was Tarpley; moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. where she md and then moved to Hardin Co., Ky., then to Livingston Co., Ky.

SALLIE SMITH youngest child of the late Rev. James and Nancy Smith, died Jan. 29, 1853; born Oct. 20, 1840, Franklin, Ala.

MARTHA J. JACKSON, nee Jones, born Jan. 17, 1827; md Thomas H. Jackson of Clarksville, Tenn., Sept. 20, 1849 and died Nov. 9, 1852; her son, THOMAS B. JACKSON, aged 4 months, died July 23, 1852.


March 17, 1853

Col. RANDAL M. EWING for 50 years a citizen of Davidson Co., Tenn.; went to California 3 years ago where he died, at Quartz Hill, January 11, 1853.

MARTHA McCOWN, nee Shapard, w/o J. W. McCown, died Houston, Texas, Feb. 23, 1853.

WALLACE W. BROWN infant s/o Rev. T. S. and Emily Brown of the Western Va. Conf., died Jan. 29, 1853.

LORETTO ZIMERMAN died Franklin Co., Miss., Feb. 9, 1853 aged about 22 years; born Jefferson Co., Miss.; raised by her uncle, Edward Forman - she and her three brothers were raised by him until his death, then she was raised by Ranson Bunckley; md Thomas M. Zimerman.

GEORGE W. HAMILTON born July 3, 1824; died August 26, 1852, Marshall Co., Tenn.

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS died Robertson Co., Tenn., Dec. 17, 1852 aged about 72 years; his wife, LUCY, died about 4 months previously in her 65th year.

LUCINDA JANE SPENCER BALLARD died Smithville, Miss., Dec. 26, 1852 in her 9th year.

CABRELLA MAYNARD died Jan. 15, 1853 in her 42nd year; joined MEC at age 16.

MARY FRANCES OVERALL d/o Rev. Nace and Amelia H. Overall, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., July 17, 1827; joined MEC 1841; died Jan. 18, 1853.

MARY ELIZABETH BLUNTON d/o William H. and Matilda Blunton, born Maury Co., Tenn., May 5, 1836; died near Spring Hill, Tenn., January 19, 1853.

WILLIAM H. MARSHALL died Spring Hill, Tenn. in his 25th year; no death date.

Miss FANNIE BAILY died Spring Hill, Tenn., Feb. 7, 1853; born Nov. 5, 1837.

NANCY MABERRY d/o Henry and Docia Maberry, born Jan. 20, 1831; died Nov. 7, 1852.


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MARY E. GODLET d/o Dr. E. E. and Eliza Godlet, died Simpson Co., Ky., Dec. 31, 1852 in her 12th year of "putrid sore throat."

JANE CLARKE w/o Joseph S. Clarke, Lincoln Co., Tenn., died Feb. 18, 1853; d/o Thomas and Mary Rogers; born Dinwiddie Co., Va., Dec. 23, 1799; md Oct. 18, 1816; moved to Huntsville, Ala., June 1819; joined MEC 1825.

VALENTINE PRESLEY born N.C., April 1, 1794; moved to Smith Co., Tenn.; moved to Clay Co., Ill. in April 1852 where he died July 28, 1852.

MARTHA SCURLOCK w/o Dr. J. Scurlock died Ill., Feb. 23, 1853 aged 56 years, 7 months; native of Laurens Dist., S.C.; moved from S.C. to no. Ala., then to no. Miss., then to Ill.

SARAH ELIZABETH LATIMER d/o Oliver J. and Caroline Latimer, born May 30, 1845; died March 2, 1853.

ELIZABETH LINTON born Camden Co., N.C., 1798; md Griffin Wilkins, June 3, 1822 and he later died; md Miles Linton, Dec. 31, 1832; died Lauderdale Co., Miss., Feb. 18, 1853.

LANFORD W. JONES, junior MECS preacher on the Helena Circuit, was accidentally shot, Feb. 25, 1853. "He and a young man were trying to shoot a squirrel, when brother Jones' gun (a shot gun) went off and the whole load of duck shot went in under his chin, right up into his head and he died almost without a groan."


March 31, 1853

WILLIAM AUSTAIN REED s/o James B. and Virginia Reed, died Feb. 21, 1853 aged 9 months, 25 days.

ELIZABETH STEWART died Jefferson Co., Ky., Feb. 16, 1853 in her 81st year.

Mrs. ELLEN KOLB, nee Francis, born in Ireland, Oct. 7, 1830; came to U.S. as a child; md James L. Kolb, 1850; died Feb. 23, 1853.

THOMAS H. FARMER born Feb. 13, 1818; md Catharine d/o Rev. Thomas Martin, August 22, 1839; no death date given.

SARAH ELIZABETH CASSITY second d/o Levi Cassity of Florence, Ala., died Feb. 19, 1853 aged 16 years, 6 months.

CATHARINE WELCH w/o Samuel R. Welch of Jessamine, Ky., died Dec. 19, 1852 aged 27 years.

NELLY S. PITMAN born Woodford Co., Ky., Sept. 4, 1797; md Col. Lot Pitman, May 17, 1816; he died several years ago and she died Laurel Co., Ky., March 7, 1853.

WILLIAM TOTTEN born Roane Co., Tenn., Dec. 15, 1830; moved to Marshall Co., Ala.; died Feb. 6, 1853.

ELIZA E. ALVIS d/o Reuben and Frances Crenshaw born Va., Oct. 1, 1798; md Robert Alvis, Oct. 7, 1818; in 1829 they settled in Rutherford Co., Tenn., moving later to Wilson Co., Tenn. where she died March 7, 1853.

CATHARINE HAYES died Smith Co., Tenn., Jan. 9, 1853 in her 77th year.

ELIZA C. GRIFFITH d/o Allen Strawd; w/o William Griffith, born 1822; died Dec. 23, 1852.

NANCY JANE RAY died Wayne Co., Tenn., Feb. 24, 1853 in her 19th year.

JOSIAH HALLUM DYER s/o Dr. James S. and Martha Dyer died Feb. 24, 1853 aged 1 year, 5 months, 4 days.

SILLER MIDKIFF d/o Robert and Polly Childers, born Pittsylvania Co., Va., April 20, 1800; md Rev. William Bias but he died and she md John Midkiff and she died Kanawha Co. in western Va., Feb. 21, 1853.


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April 7, 1853

WILLIE BET CLARK died March 25, 1853; JEMIMA CLARK died March 25, 1853 aged 5 years; JOSEPHINE CLARK died March 27, 1853 aged 3 years; all from measles; children of Rev. William and Anna Beck Clark.

Rev. TURNER SAUNDERS born Brunswick Co., Va., Jan. 3, 1782; md Frances Dunn; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn., then to Franklin, Tenn. and in 1822 moved near to Courtland, Ala. and in 1844 moved to Aberdeen, Miss. where he died March 9, 1854; his first wife died in 1824; he md Mrs. H. M. Millwater, 1826; ten children also survived him; president of the board of trustees of Lagrange College, Ala., 1829-1844.

R. A. HICKMAN, junior MECS preacher on Lincoln Circuit, Tenn. Conf., died March 24, 1853 in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Resolutions of Respect for Col. RANDAL M. EWING who died Jan. 11, 1853 in his 54th year; by White's Creek Division #207, Sons of Temperance, Mar. 26, 1853.

HARRIET C. WATSON born Washington Co., Mo., Jan. 21, 1823; died March 8, 1853; md Robert W. Watson; two of their children had died; one in 1848. Batesville, Ark.

LAVENIA P. BENNETT d/o Elisha and Pemecia Crutchfield, born Sept. 16, 1827; died Weakley Co., Tenn., March 14, 1853; md Samuel W. Bennett, June 21, 1849.

ELLISON HINES s/o Thomas Hines, Franklin, Tenn., brother-in-law of Rev. S. Yarbrough; died Jan. 3, 1853.

Miss PRISCILLA BROWN born August 1838; died Feb. 7, 1853.

PRISCILLA BRISCOE died Highland Co., Va., Feb. 16, 1853.

ELIZA S. BROWN w/o Joseph Brown; d/o John Y. and Mary Vestal; born Nov. 10, 1833; md May 20, 1852; died Maury Co., Tenn., Feb. 22, 1853.


April 14, 1853

MOSES NORVELL died near Nashville, Tenn., April 10, 1853 aged 66 years, 5 months.

EDWARD WHITSITT PORTER s/o Rees W. and Elizabeth L. Porter, died April 10, 1853 aged about 14 months.

RHODA ANN WILLIAMS w/o G. W. Williams; d/o Rev. J. B. and Laura Annis, born Dec. 27, 1827; died Nov. 21, 1852.

Rev. ROBERT LAWRENCE, native of Somersetshire, England, died March 30, 1853 in his 62nd year; a MECS preacher.

JOHN R. TILLER died Feb. 26, 1853, Vernon, Miss.

JULIA S. HOUSTON w/o Moses W. Houston, died Columbia, Tenn. March 10, 1853.

MARY KIMBRO w/o Thomas S. Kimbro died Independence, Texas, Feb. 1, 1853; left 2 month old daughter.

DELANEY WASHBURN died Jefferson Co., Ky., Jan. 28, 1853.

CATHARINE REBECCA COMPTON w/o James W. Compton; d/o James and Rebecca Gocie, died March 7, 1853 in her 30th year.

Mrs. FRANCES SMITH died Clinton, Ga., March 11, 1853.

DARTHENA MILLER s/o Terry and Nancy Dalton, born May 25, 1822; md Kedar Miller, Oct. 9, 1838; died Tishomingo, Miss., March 8, 1853.

Rev. JOHN TRAVIS died Nov. 11, 1852; born S.C., Nov. 3, 1778; moved to Crittenden Co., Ky.; became MEC preacher in 1806.

ELIZABETH VAUGHAN died Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 26, 1853; born Wilson Co., Tenn., April 18, 1818; d/o Willis B. and Ann Wray; md H. Vaughan, Feb. 20, 1834 and he later died leaving her with 4 children to raise.

SAMUEL McGOWEN died Liberty Co., Texas, Feb. 3, 1852 aged 63 years, 1 day; born and raised in Elbert Co., Ga.; moved to Lowndes Co., Miss. 1819; joined MEC 1830; moved to Polk Co., Texas 1852.

GEORGE HAYNIE born Sumner Co., Tenn., June 5, 1799; md August 11, 1825; died Limestone Co., Texas, Dec. 10, 1852.


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April 21, 1853

CATHERINE A. VAUGHAN w/o Hiram Vaughan, died near Nashville, Tenn., April 11, 1853 in her 23rd year.

SARAH C. McKEE w/o J. W. McKee, Smithland, Ky., died near Nashville, Tenn., April 15, 1853.

ISAAC R. SOUTHWORTH, JR., accidentally shot himself and he died in the Nashville Inn, April 2, 1853, aged 22 years.

MARY PIPES, nee Taylor, died Adams Co., Miss., Jan. 31, 1853 in her 73rd year; born in Pa.; md John Pipes; had a large family of children.

MARY MALOAN w/o Jonathan Maloan, formerly of Montgomery Co., Ky., born N.C. 1757; died Feb. 15, 1853 in the residence of her son-in-law, James Caseldine near New Castle, Ky.

KENAN B. KENDRICK born Putnam Co., Ga., Oct. 8, 1853; died March 7, 1853; he left a widow and 6 children. /The birth year is certainly incorrect./

MARTHA A. KERR w/o J. H. Kerr; d/o Henry L. and Rebecca McDaniel, born Johnson Co., Tenn., Feb. 26, 1832; md Jan. 1, 1852; died Feb. 15, 1853.

MARY MARABLE w/o Dr. James P. Marable; d/o Major Thomas Ogburn; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., April 5, 1853 in her 24th year.

MERRILL J. C. SIMMONS s/o Merrill and Jane Simmons of Giles Co., Tenn., born Nov. 14, 1830; died March 20, 1853.

MARY ANN SIMPSON w/o James Simpson; d/o George W. and Sarah J. Foster, born Oct. 16, 1830; died March 30, 1853.

JANE EVELINE PORTER w/o James W. Porter; d/o Burton L. and Nancy C. McFerrin, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., May 26, 1816; md Sept. 12, 1833; moved to Mo. 1833; joined MEC 1841; died Cass Co., Mo., March 4, 1853.


April 28, 1853

WILLIAM RUFUS KING, Vice-President of the United States, died in Dallas Co., Ala., April 18, 1853.

Dr. L. F. GOWER died 8 miles from Nashville, Tenn., April 20, 1853 in the residence of his father-in-law, John Webb; s/o Rev. William Gower.

ALEXANDER ASTON died April 22, 1853, Wilson Co., Tenn., in his 89th year. WILLIAM COLLY of the same county died, aged 101 years, both were Revolutionary War veterans.

Rev. BENJAMIN BLANKENSHIP s/o Nathaniel and Lucy Blankenship, born in Cumberland Co., Va., March 14, 1785; moved to Tenn. 1814; md 1808; joined MEC 1809; died Bedford Co., Tenn., March 13, 1853; MECS preacher; ordained deacon Nov. 23, 1829; ordained elder Nov. 10, 1838.

Mrs STATELER w/o Rev. Ignatius Pigman died, an aged person.

CATHARINE A. VAUGHAN d/o Collin S. and Theodocia Hobbs, born April 26, 1830, Nashville, Tenn.; md Feb. 2, 1848; died April 14, 1853; left widower, 3 children.

MARGARET SMITH born Bedford Co., Va., March 15, 1777; died March 28, 1853; joined MEC 1829; about a year before she died her house burned, destroying most of her personal property.

WIATT RANDLE born Brunswick Co., Va., Sept. 8, 1785; md Sarah Tomlinson, Jan. 5, 18O6, Montgomery Co., N.C.; moved in 1835 to Lowndes Co., Miss. where he died March 24, 1853.

GEORGE FRASHURE born Calaway Co., Va. and moved to Clay Co., Ky. in 1808; died March 20, 1853. /There is no Callaway Co., Va.; perhaps that county in Kentucky was meant./

SARAH BABER born near Withe Town, Va.; died Wilson Co., Tenn., Feb. 21, 1853 in her 43rd year.


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ABRAM HARVELL LEDBETTER born Lincoln Co., Tenn., August 3, 1825; moved to Wayne Co., Tenn. 1837; died Perry Co., Tenn., Jan. 30, 1853.

Rev. FREDERICK WEAVER s/o Hartwell and Lucy Weaver, born Feb. 9, 1796; died Jan. 26, 1853; had lived in Texas a year.

JUDITH BLOUNT d/o Sion and Elizabeth Rogers, born Charlotte Co., N.C., June 12, 18O7; moved with parents to Maury Co., Tenn. 1815; then to Carroll Co., Tenn. 1820; md B. B. Blount, 1825; moved to Miss. 1836; died Tippah Co., Miss., March 17, 1853.


May 5, 1853

CATHARINE W. CABANESS7 born Scott Co., Ky., April 2, 1816; md George S. Cabaness; joined MEC in Elkton, Ky., 1826; died Jan. 19, 1853.

ELIZABETH FRANCES HURT d/o Thomas and Nancy Hurt; died Simpson Co., Ky., March 3, 1853 in her 23rd year.

SUMMERFIELD BATTLE died Pulaski, Tenn., April 12, 1853 aged 19 years, 2 months; killed accidentally by pistol wound from a bullet discharged from the coat pocket of a man descending the steps of a church - having rubbed against solid part of the building made the pistol discharge. Son of Thomas S. Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Tribute of Respect for him, noting that he was born in Giles Co., Tenn., Feb. 24, 1824; died in Pulaski, Tenn., April 12, 1853; by Pulaski Division #9, Sons of Temperance dated April 13, 1853.

SARAH B. THOMAS w/o Stanley Thomas, sheriff of Trigg Co., Ky.; d/o James and Sarah Thompson of Butler Co., Ky.; died in Cadiz, Ky., April 11, 1853 aged 47 years old.

MARY L. DUNCAN d/o Ambers Duncan, died Coffee Co., Tenn., April 9, 1853.

RIPLY R. ROSE born Copiah Co., Miss., Dec. 11, 1828; moved to Texas 1840; md P. Taylor in 1849, d/o Joseph M. and Matilda Taylor; died Harrison Co., Texas, Feb. 27, 1853.

MARY J. MYLES, d/o John and Abiga1 Harvy; w/o James G. Myles; died Carroll Co., Ark., Feb. 28, 1853 in her 24th year; born in east Tennessee.

SARAH E. JETTON d/o Josephus and Caroline Coun; w/o Granville Jetton; born Sept. 14, 1833; died April 11, 1853.

LETITIA LUCAS w/o John Lucas, died Grant Co., Ky., March 21, 1853.

JANE CAMPBELL died Lenox Co., Ky., April 8, 1853 in her 39th year.

MATILDA DRIVER w/o Giles Driver died March 29, 1853 aged 56 years.

ELIZABETH P. HALLUM died Carthage, Tenn., in the residence of her uncle, W. R. Hallum, March 16, 1853 in her 18th year.

Tribute of Respect for MARTHA E. DUNAWAY who died recently; by fellow pupils in the Ewing Female Academy, April 4, 1853.

DELINDA P. SEPLING died Fayette Co., Tenn., March 25, 1853.

JANE GARRARD w/o Rev. D. W. Garrard, born Madison Co., Ala., Sept. 12, 1826; moved to Athens, Ala. as a child; she was about 18 years old when her father died and she helped to support the family by teaching; in Dec. 1849 she moved to Batesville, Ark. where she taught in the Soulesbury Seminary; md May 22, 1850; moved to Memphis the following January (1851).

DAVID J. QUALLS died Weakley Co., Tenn., March 18, 1853 in his 24th year.


May 12, 1853

MATTIE LOU HATCHER d/o Mrs. Louisa C., widow of Rev. E. H. Hatcher; died May 4, 1853, Columbia, Tenn.

JOHN J. WHITAKER of Lincoln Co., Tenn. was killed May 8, 1853 when he was thrown from his horse; appears to have had multiple injuries including a fractured neck.


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MARY ANN METCALF born Carrollton, Ky., March 4, 1820; older d/o Thomas Metcalf; died April 13, 1853.

CATHARINE D. BROOKING w/o Rev. J. H. Brooking; d/o Rev. Isaac Collard of the Ky. Conf.; born Cincinnati, Ohio, August 7, 1819; md Jan. 5, 1836, Logan Co., Ky.; died Belleview, Ky., February 11, 1853.

MARY ROBINSON born Mercer Co., Ky., July 14, 1781; d/o Jonathan and Jane McNeill; md Thomas Robinson, 1807; died April 17, 1853.

ELIZABETH CANTERBURY CLAYFORD died in the residence of Rev. Milton Canterbury, Lawrence Co., Ky., April 2, 1853 aged about 28 years.

MARY K. WALKER d/o Rev. Peter Caughran, born Dec. 26, 1828; died Wayne Co., Ky., March 26, 1853 leaving 2 sons and an 8 day old daughter; md George W. Walker, May 18, 1848.

MARY ALICE ROWEL d/o Samuel M. and Matilda Rowel died Lincoln Co., Tenn., April 27, 1853 aged 1 year, 4 months, 17 days.

JESSE SAMPLE died March 25, 1853 aged 94 years, 1 month, 22 days; s/o John and Elizabeth Sample of S.C., formerly of Md.; his father was murdered by the British during the Revolutionary War and Jesse joined, even if young, with the forces of Francis Marion and served until the end of this war for American independence; moved to Tenn., then to Georgia.

Tribute of Respect for SUMMERFIELD BATTLE who died recently; by Dialectical Society of Lagrange College, Ala., dated April 28, 1853.

THOMAS LAY left home in Lincoln Co., Tenn. last Dec. for Florida "to recover his health", suffering from consumption, but he died in Madison, Florida; no death date given; born Oglethorpe Co., Ga., Oct. 30, 1824; moved some years later to Lincoln Co., Tenn.

Rev. J. M. WINBORN of the Miss. Conf. died March 29, 1853 and his daughter, an only child, died March 30, 1853; both from measles.

MAHALA B. RAMSEY d/o Tarlton and Mary Drake; w/o Booker Ramsey; died Warren Co., Ky., March 25, 1853; md May 1, 1834.

THOMAS SHARP, Grainger Co., Tenn., born July 28, 1803, died Decatur, Ala., April 12, 1853; joined MEC 1819.

MARY ANN MATHEWS d/o Washington and Ann Mathews died recently aged 3 years, 6 months.


May 19, 1853

ELIZABETH FOX, nee Mallory, Robertson Co., Tenn., died April 27, 1853 and was supposedly 103 years old; born in Virginia; moved to Halifax Co., N.C. where she md Zenas Fox with whom she came to Tenn. in 1806.

ISABELLA LEAH HADREN d/o William and Elizabeth Hadren, born Franklin Co., Ala., Jan. 13, 1833; died there, April 8, 1853.

SARAH SANDERS w/o S. R. Sanders of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died May 2, 1853; born Dec. 29, 1820; left widower and 2 children.

Tribute of Respect for Dr. LEONIDAS F. GOWER who died April 19, 1853 in his 28th year; by Washington Division #l, Sons of Temperance dated April 28, 1853.

MARY ANN COOK w/o Green B. Cook, died Wilson Co., Tenn., Feb. 26, 1853 in her 61st year; joined MEC in North Carolina at age 12.

JOHN SHERWOOD GREEN s/o Edward J. and Mary L. Green, died Nolensville, Tenn., April 26, 1853 aged 6 months and a few days.


May 26, 1853

Rev. JOHN WHIPPO of the Erie Conf., died from effects of chloroform in being prepared for surgery, Youngstown, Ohio, May 5, 1853.


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JOANNA L. WALTON born Cumberland Co., Va., Oct. 9, 1779; d/o William and Nancy Hobson; md Jesse Walton Dec. 1795; moved to Maury Co., Tenn. 1815, then in 1821/22 to Cotton Gin Port, Miss.; died Pontotoc Co., Miss., Nov. 22, 1852.

SALLIE McLEAN GWYNNE MINOR d/o John and Mary B. Minor of Cincinnati, Ohio; died recently aged 5 years.

LUCY S. HENKLE w/o George D. Henkle, born Feb. 2, 1825; md Dec. 14, 1843; died May 1, 1853.

ELIZABETH RICHARDSON d/o James and Ann Rice, born Va., Jan. 25, 1794; moved to Ky.; md John Richardson, April 1, 1817; died May 8, 1853.

FRANCIS ANN ELIZA GREER d/o David and F. D. Greer, born March 8, 1845; died Shelby Co., Texas, April 7, 1853.

CAROLINE R. HAYES w/o Col. William D. Hayes, died Athens, Ala., May 7, 1853 in her 40th year.

MARY ANN SCOTT w/o J. Scott died Lexington, Ky., May 1, 1853 in her 30th year.

FRANCIS B. DRAKE born Caroline Co., Va., August 9, 1818; died 2 miles from Nashville, Tenn., May 14, 1853; he had been gate-keeper on the White's Creek Pike "near" 7 years.

NANCY HAY CRICHLOW d/o Rev. Henry and Martha Crichlow, born Dec. 9, 1848; died April 28, 1853.

MARY DAVIS died Blackhawk, Miss., May 12, 1853; d/o Hon. Daniel Williams, once secretary of state for Miss. Territory; widow of Samuel Davis of La.; mother of 6 children; only one, Richard, survived her.


June 2, 1853

MAGGIE CURRIN d/o R. P. Currin died Nashville, Tenn., May 27, 1853 in her 20th year.

MARY ELMIRA SAWRIE d/o Rev. W. O. F. and Idelia Sawrie died Huntsville, Ala., May 22, 1853.

JOHN McIVER, Davidson Co., Tenn., died May 30, 1853.

SARAH RANDLE w/o Frederick Randle, born Bladen Co., N.C., Oct. 28, 1801; died Lowndes Co., Miss., March 31, 1853; md April 18, 1822.

ARTHUR LOVE born S.C., Jan. 15, 1785; md May 2, 1816; died Crittenden Co., Ky., Feb. 11, 1853; left a large family.

MARY E. HOGARD d/o William Hogard died Crittenden Co., Ky., March 29, 1853 in her 22nd year.

HARRIET MEDALINE CLEMENT w/o Egbert N. Clement; d/o J. H. and Mary Reeves, born Bedford Co., Tenn., Oct. 31, 1833; died Red River Co., Texas, Dec. 15, 1852; her infant son, JOHN SIMEON CLEMENT, died Jan. 5, 1853 aged 31 days old, of croup.

RACHAEL H. NORRIS w/o Ezekiel B. Norris, born and raised in Maury Co., Tenn.; md at age 20; moved to no. Ala. where she died in Madison Co., April 30, 1853 in her 41st year.

SARAH B. CHAPPELL d/o Philip and Susan Payton, born Oldham Co., Ky., May 15, 1820; md Steward Chappell, April 1839; died April 26, 1853.

MARTHA E. THOMPSON d/o Altimont and Sarah Thompson died near Florence, Ala., May 2, 1853 aged 20 years, 3 months, 16 days.

THOMAS B. SANDFORD s/o Lawrence and Apphia Sandford, born Stafford Co., Va., June 9, 1822; moved to Cannon Co., Tenn. 1848; joined MECS May 1852; died Woodbury, Tenn., May 9, 1853.

Resolutions of Respect for ALEXANDER C. YOWELL who died Jan. 3, 1853; by Camdenville Division #5 of Sons of Temperance, Anderson Co., Ky., dated Jan. 8, 1853.


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HANNAH JOANNA GRISOM born Dec. 27, 1836; died May 3, 1853.

JESSE WILLIAMSON born Dar1ington Dist., S.C., August 23, 1776; moved to N.C.; md Kisiah D. Bullard, Sept. 27, 1804; returned to S.C. and in 1819 moved to Clark Co., Ala., then in 1836 to Newton Co., Miss. where he died March 21, 1853; left 8 children.

MARY ANN SIMS d/o John and Nancy Wall; w/o James R. Sims; born Perry Co., Miss., Dec. 2, 1825; md Feb. 29, 1844; died Newton Co., Miss., May 3, 1853.

WILLIAM THOMAS CHANCE only child of Robert and Nancy Chance, born Stewart Co., Tenn., Feb. 22, 1829; died near Charleston, Miss., April 18, 1853; moved to Miss. in 1839; md Rebecca Wamble, Feb. 6, 1851.

GEORGE W. MARTIN s/o Pleasant M. and Rebecca Martin died Allen Co., Ky., April 29, 1853 in his 27th year.

SARAH CALEDONIA THOMPSON d/o A. and Mary J. Thompson died May 12, 1853 aged 8 years, 2 months, 4 days.


June 9, 1853

SARAH EDWIN CHISHOLM only child of James E. R. and Sarah L. McIntosh Chisholm, died May 15, 1853 in New Orleans, La. aged 6 months, 13 days.

Resolutions of Respect for JOHN D. BRUCE who died recently in Marshall Co., Tenn. (May 2, 1853); by Chapel Hill Lodge #160, Masons, May 21, 1853.

Rev. T. H. P. SCALES of the Ala. Conf., born April 9, 1797; joined MEC 1820; licensed to preach, he filled numerous appointments; ordained deacon 1840; ordained elder 1843; died near Talladega, Ala., April 2, 1853.

IZORA C. WEST w/o Wilson B. West; d/o Rev. John B. and Sarah Ann Hamilton, died Columbia, Tenn., May 16, 1853 in her 22nd year; her infant son died after 12 hours of life soon after her own death.

GEORGE H. STARR born Middletown, Conn. in 1827/28; moved to Ohio when young; md 1847; moved to Nashville, Tenn., 1850; died March 4, 1853 leaving widow and one son.

CYNTHIA HAMPTON w/o W. B. Hampton died Murfreesboro, Tenn., May 21, 1853.

ELIZABETH O. DUNAWAY born Lancaster Co., Va., Sept. 29, 1806; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn. 1816; md John Page 1825; he died in 1838; joined MEC 1842; she md J. P. Hamilton, August 2, 1842; moved to Madison Co., Tenn. where she died April 29, 1853.

Rev. WILLIAM HUGHES born June 3, 1811; died May 9, 1853; born and raised in Overton Co., Tenn.; a MECS preacher.

CYNTHIA KING died May 7, 1853.

SUSAN SHAW w/o Henderson Shaw; d/o Rev. James and Theodocia Gains; born Pickens Dist., S.C.; died Laurens Co., Ala., Sept. 2, 1853.

SARAH E. JONES born Lexington, Ky., May 20, 1813; died Bourbon Co., Ky., March 30, 1853; md R. W. Jones, Sept. 1, 1828 in Mt. Sterling, Ky.

JAMES R. HOOD born 1833; died Callaway Co., Ky., March 5, 1853; s/o Rev. Washington Hood.

Major NATHAN BIFFLE died Wayne Co., Tenn., May 3, 1853; born Haywood Co., N.C., March 1792; md Ursula Isom, 1815.

Tribute of Respect for JOHN A. SKILLERN of Bledsoe Co., Tenn.; by fellow members of the Philomathesien Society, Burritt College dated May 21, 1853.


June 16, 1853

MARTHA HODGES born Spotsylvania Co., Va., Jan. 26, 1789; oldest child of Thomas and Mary Shirley; moved to Ky. about 1805; md Samuel Hodges of Mercer Co., Ky., Nov. 17, 1807; member of Baptist Church but differing from its tenets in several ways she joined the MEC 1840; died May 16, 1853.


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JOHN DENSON born Va., Feb. 22, 1761; s/o Thomas Denson; moved to N.C.; veteran of Revolutionary War, serving 18 months in the American army; moved to Franklin Co., Tenn. 1809; joined MEC 1815; died 2 1/2 miles west of Winchester, Tenn., April 28, 1853.

LOUISA HARWELL born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Feb. 25, 1819; md William M. Harwell, Feb. 19, 1839; d/o Travice C. and Joanna Nash; died Limestone Co., Ala., April 30, 1853.

WILLIAM B. HARRIS died Wilson Co., Tenn., Feb. 23, 1853 in his 33rd year.

ELEANOR CHRISTEE was widowed at age 36 with 6 children to raise; died Taylor Co., Ky., April 25, 1853 in her 88th year.

GEORGE D. SCRUGGS born Va.; died Giles Co., Tenn., April 18, 1853 aged 48 years.

ELIZABETH BRANDON McNAIRY died Ocala, Florida, April 17, 1853 in her 22nd year; d/o Col. John F. and Caledonia Mills; born in Huntsville, Ala.; moved to Aberdeen, Miss. where she md Philip J. McNairy.

Resolutions of Respect for WILEY K. HENRY died April 26, 1853 in his 30th year; by Willow Grove Division, Sons of Temperance, not dated.

MARGARET ANN HOPE d/o Blackman and Ann Bird, moved to Obion Co., Tenn. at "an early day"; md Edward Hope of Miss.; died April 24, 1853.

ALEXANDER McCONNELL was killed by lightning, April 27, 1853; a son of his had died December 5, 1852.

MARTHA A. WARNER w/o Thomas C. Warner; d/o Jose and Sarah Sims of East Feliciana Parish, La., died Washington Parish, La., April 16, 1853 aged 42 years.


June 23, 1853

AMERICA W. CARTER w/o James G. Carter; youngest d/o Mrs. Rosa C. James, died Franklin, Ky., May 29, 1853 in her 24th year.

MARY B. WILSON d/o William and Elizabeth Webb; w/o Thomas Wilson, born March 4, 1825; died Lafayette Co., Miss., May 22, 1853.

EDWARD G. RUNNELS s/o James Runnels, born Oct. 10, 1830; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., June 1, 1853; left widow, 2 children.

RICHARD FLOYD born 1792; died May 8, 1853; joined MEC 1823.

BURNETT HICKMAN w/o Dr. William A. Hickman, born Washington Co., Ky., Nov. 25, 1827; died Bardstown, Ky., May 16, 1853.

GEORGE H. WAKEFIELD s/o Thomas and Elizabeth Wakefield, born Sept. 6, 1831; died Jan. 1, 1853, typhoid fever.

RHODA ANN WEBSTER w/o B. N. Webster, died Richmond, Ky., May 26, 1853; born Oct. 15, 1827.

SARAH J. REED born Va.; md Lemuel Reed, March 28, 1815, Cannon Co., Tenn.; died March 3, 1853 in her 57th year.

ARCHIBALD SHELTON born S.C., 1777; md Sarah Brown, March 6, 1800; moved to Dickson Co., Tenn., 1807; died there, May 6, 1853.


June 30, 1853

BENJAMIN S. WILLIAMS s/o Turner Williams died Davidson Co., Tenn., June 19, 1853 in his 13th year.

Rev. BENJAMIN HARRISON HUBBARD died at the Memphis Conference Female Institute, Jackson, Tennessee, May 2, 1853 in his 42nd year; md Mary J. M. Richardson, Jan. 30, 1847; licensed to preach, MEC, 1835; filled numerous appointments; became a teacher at the MCFI in 1853 and soon died of pneumonia. SARAH E. OVERALL born June 26, 1834; died May 16, 1853.

MARTHA WHITE w/o John White; d/o Martin Key of Albemarle Co., Va.; born 1760; md 1793; moved to Ky.; died in residence of her son, Col. William F. White, April 16, 1853.


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MARGARET SUSAN YAGER d/o Rev. E. B. and Susan McKoy; died recently, in her 20th year.

VOLEMMIA VIOLA WITHERSPOON died Copiah Co., Miss., May 16, 1853 aged 11 years, 4 months.

PRENTISS P. WITHERSPOON, aged 13 years, 6 months, died Copiah Co., Miss., June 5, 1853.

MILTON J. WOODYARD died Louisville, Ky., May 20, 1853 in his 31st year; born and educated in Cynthiana, Ky.

MARY MEDFORD, nee Goodlow, md John Harris, then Henry Medford; died June 1, 1853.

JESSE H. COBB, JR. s/o Jesse Cobb, died Tippah Co., Miss., May 24, 1853 aged 3 years, 6 months, 16 days.


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