By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2000


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July 7, 1877

Rev. BURWELL LEE, White River Conference, born Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 20, 1809 and died Batesville, Ark., May 28, 1877; raised a Presbyterian, "he cast his lot with the Methodists"; licensed to preach July 18, 1828; carried ministry to Ark. in 1830; two years a chaplain in the late war; married Ann Smith who later died; married Susan S. Brownfield who survived him along with four children of his first marriage, one being the wife of Rev. Ed. T. Jones; two younger children of second marriage. Died May 28, 1877.

ELIZABETH BAKER born Trenton Co., Ky., 1820; died Newport, Ky., June 1877; dau of Rev. Moses Vickers, a Baptist preacher; when she was 9 years old her mother died; married; lived to see 38 grandchildren; her youngest daughter was Miss Hattie Cornelius.

MARY EMMA NAVE oldest dau of Thomas W. and Lucretia M. Nave, born Knoxville Tenn., June 5, 1859; died Chickasaw, Ala., April 25, 1877; joined Methodist Church 1871.

FRANCES E. PEMPLETON dau of Joseph and Mary A. Duckworth; wife of John W. Pempleton, born Monroe Co., Miss., Sept. 27, 1853; died near Lewisburg, Ark., Nov. 30, 1876; married March 17, 1872; among survivors were husband and two children.

CORDELIA C. LEATHERWOOD born Oct. 10, 1850; died at residence of mother, Mrs. Nancy Leatherwood, May 15, 1877.

MOLLIE EPPERSON dau of Smith and Lucinda Epperson, born Missouri, May 12, 1858; died near Epperson Springs, Tenn., May 18, 1877.

Mrs. DINAH CURRY born Leeds, England, November 1801; moved to U. S. at age of 14 years; settled in Kentucky; died May 13, 1877.


July 14, 1877

SAMUEL McCLELLAN born Sullivan Co., Tenn., Sept. 1, 1805; died Christian Co., Ky., June 25, 1877 to which county he had moved at age 5 years, with his parents; married (l) Elizabeth Campbell with whom there was a son who died young; (2) Susan B. Vass and had 7 children, three surviving; (3) Sarah J. Donoho who survived him.

MARY F. EZEL dau of James and Emily McMurry of Dixon Springs, Smith Co., Tenn., died May 21, 1877; wife of Frank Ezel.

ADALINE BUCHANAN wife of William R. Buchanan, born 1853; died Meigs Co., Tenn., June 20, 1877; married April 2, 1874.


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FRANCES HARLOW born Va., August 15, 1804; died Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 19, 1876.

JOHN McREYNOLDS died June 4, 1877 in his 80th year of age; married Aholibamah /as spelled in obit!/ Wagner, Dec. 9, 1819. Allen County, Kentucky.

CORNELIA ALICE MILLER born July 4, 1854; died March 18, 1877; joined the Methodist Church 1873.

CATHARINE COCKERILL born Fairfax Co., Va., March 16, 1795; died Nashville, Tenn., July 5, 1877 at residence of granddaughter, Mrs. J. R. Harwell; married Nathaniel Cockerill, Jan. 9, 1810 and he died at age 24 years leaving her with five children, one surviving her.

WILLIE A. RICKEY born Green Co., Mo., Dec. 3, 1856; died Waco, Texas, June 10, 1877; single woman who was raised in Giles Co., Tenn.

LUCY M. GOVER, nee Weaver, born Wayne Co., Ky., Jan. 28, 1832; died May 18, 1877; married William J. Gover; left large family.

ASA THOMPSON born York Dist., No. Carolina /So. Carolina?/, April 16, 1798; married Caroline Caruthers, Sept. 18, 1825; died Hickman Co., Tenn., April 22, 1877; professed religion May 26, 1826.

ALICE ANN KEMPER born Culpeper Co., Va., March 22, 1810; moved to Tenn. 1858; died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 16, 1877.

ELI WOODSIDE, known as "Toobie", youngest s/o L. N. and T. Woodside, born Sept. 9, 1869; died by accidental drowning July 2, 1877.

MARGARET POTTS, nee Houston, died Cherokee, Ala., June 6, 1877 in her 70th year of age; born in Cabarrus Co., No. Carolina and married there; moved to no. Alabama; married and had 4 daughters, 5 sons, one of the sons died in the late war; her husband died in 1858.

Rev. GEORGE J. INGRAM died Caldwell Co., Ky., June 8, 1877; a Methodist deacon.

MALISSA F. HIGDON, nee Blevins, born Meigs Co., Tenn., Aug. 10, 1830; married E. L. Higdon (died Oct. 1871), Jan. 31, 1855; died in Meigs Co., March 14, 1877.


July 21, 1877

JOHN McGAVOCK born Max meadows, Wythe Co., Va., Jan. 30, 1792; s/o David and Elizabeth McGavock who moved to Tenn. in 1796, settling in no. Nashville; there were 8 brothers and 1 sister in this family circle -James, John, Randle, Frank, Lysander, Hugh, David, Albert and the late Mrs. Joseph L. Ewing. "These brothers were remarkable for their fine physical development - tall, large and robust and men of unusual enterprise." He served in Gen. Andrew Jackson's forces in the War of 1812, against the Creek Indians. Died recently "in sight of his early home*" Only three children survived him, one the wife of Dr. J. B. McFerrin in whose residence he died.

[From sources in the Tenn. State Library, Mrs. Genella Olker found that John McGavock died July 7, 1877. See page 100.]

LOUISA FOSTER died June 26, 1877, Florence, Ala. in her 74th year of age; widow of Robert C. Foster (married 1819; he died Dec. 21, 1873); dau of Rev. Turner Sanders; born 1803; mother of sixteen children; stricken with blindness four years ago; went to live in home of dau, Mrs. John W. McAlister

Dr. NEILL H. BAKER of Scottish heritage, born Fayetteville, No. Carolina, Jan. 3, 1823; died Coosa Co., Ala., April 22, 1877 "after a painful illness of thirteen months"; moved to Ala. 1841; graduate, University of New York, 1849; joined Methodist Church 1859. Surviving were widow and 6 children.

A. C. W. WHITE born Oct. 10, 1806; died near Pulaski, Tenn., June 29, 1877.


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ANN SMITH FORD born Cumberland Co., Va., Sept. 6, 1806; died May 31, 1877; dau of John Jefferson "and related to Thomas Jefferson of Monticello"; after father's death she moved with her mother to Sumner Co., Tenn. and married Dr. John P. Ford, March 6, 1832 and then moved to Huntsville, Ala. and on to Nashville, Tenn. in 1842 where he died August 17, 1865. "Sister Ford was possessed of a fine form and a face which beamed with intelligence." Her only children, Mrs. Callender and Mrs. Jones. She died June 1, 1877.

J. LANIER HUTSON born Nov. 1, 1847; died May 27, 1877; father and husband survived her.

HENRY M. SMITH born April 7, 1849; died June 11, 1877; joined Methodist Church at Cove Chapel in 1871; moved to Mo. when young; married and returned for visit to White Co., Tenn. where he died, leaving wife Angeline and one child in Southwest City, Mo.; one child predeceased him.

ELLEN J. AMENT born Dec. 10, 1831; died June 7, 1877; married S. M. Ament, Oct. 3, 1852 and he survived her as well as 6 children.

Dr. THOMAS B. SPRINGS died Warren Co., Tenn., June 17, 1877 in his 69th year of age; joined Baptist Church shortly before his demise.

DELILAH J. JONES born May 21, 1848; died May 1, 1877; surviving were parents A. S. and Delilah Rogers and husband and three small children.


July 28, 1877

Rev. THOMAS E. HUTSON born White Co., Tenn., May 1, 1813; died in same county, July 12, 1877; local Methodist preacher, Sparta Circuit, Tenn. Conference; licensed to preach in 1837; in late war he was chaplain in 28th Tenn. Regiment /CSA/; ordained deacon in 1844; ordained elder in 1848; married (l) Parmelia dau of Rev. Jeremiah Webb and had 9 children; (2) Lucinda Rounds of Putnam Co., Tenn. who survived him.

VIRGINIA ALICE EDWARDS born July 20, 1850; died July 1, 1877; joined Methodist Church Oct. 1865; married Rev. P. A. Edwards, Louisville Conference, Sept. 17, 1867; children -Hattie, Elourd /as in obit. / and Claudie.

MARIA C. MORGAN born Jefferson Co., Ky., Mar. 8, 1830; married Springer H. Morgan, May 17, 1849; died July 1, 1877; member of Salem Society, Caseyville Circuit, Louisville Conference, Union Co., Kentucky.

LIZZIE WOOD dau of Dr. J. A. Wood, born Dallas Co., Ala.; died Summerfield, Ala.; no dates given.

ELIZABETH H. HAWKINS wife of Rev. John D. Hawkins, born Charleston, So. Carolina Dec. 16, 1788; her father, Joseph Obanion, was a captain and surgeon in the Revolutionary War and moved to Ky. when she was a child; married June 26, 1808, Barren Co., Ky., "I think" (Jas. W. Burton); died June 16, 1877.

A. M. CALLAHAN born Augusta, Maine 51 years ago; died Van Buren, Ark. June 26, 1877 to which place he had moved in 1859 where he operated a cotton factory that burned last year. A tribute to him by Sabbath School of the Methodist congregation to which he belonged.

SARAH C. WAMOCK died May 18, 1877 aged about 68 years in residence of son-in-law, J. H. Napper.

DANIEL MOORE born Jan. 8, 1800; died near Marshall, Texas, May 12, 1877 at residence of son-in-law, D. Baldwin; moved to Texas 1858; his wife died in Paris, Texas in 1869.

Miss ELIZA TURLEY died December 1876; survived by a sister and two brothers.

Miss SARAH JANE SMITH born Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 6, 1824; joined Methodist Church at Frank1in, Tenn., Sept. 3, 1876 and died July 11, 1877.


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MALINDA H. BRIANT dau of John H. and Elizabeth Briant, born March 9, 1871 and died January 22, 1874. ANNIE BRIANT, another dau, born June 1, 1876 and died June 9, 1875. A son, JOHN M. BRIANT, born Dec. 1, 1872 and died Sept. 18, 1876. A son, VIRGIL BRIANT, born August 20, 1876 and died Sept. 21, 1876. Louisville Conference, Kentucky.

SARAH J. DUVALL widow of B. G. Duvall, dau of Robert and Nancy Henry, born Logan Co., Ky., Sept. 21, 1826 and died November 17, 1876.


August 4, 1877

SUSAN HUMPHREY born Richmond, Va., 1813 and at age 5 years moved to Ala.; married Boyle P. Humphrey and had several children; joined Methodist Church August 1856; moved to Limestone Co., Ala. 1858 and to Madison Co., Ala. 1870; died January 13, 1877.

Mrs. THOMAS J. JAMAR born June 27, 1826, dau. of William and Martha Quincy of Marengo Co., Ala.; married Thomas Jamar, Dec. 2, 1844; died Madison Co., Ala., June 30, 1877.

Mrs. SARAH BUTLER born June 6, 1810; died June 19, 1877.

Miss ELIZA LULA BRITT born Mar. 17, 1861; died July 9, 1877, Montgomery Co., Tenn.

JANE J. COLMAN widow of Larkin P. Colman, Warren Co., Ky., born May 18, 1808; died in same county, July 4, 1877; member of Locust Grove Methodist Church.

MARY BOYD dau of Joel and Nancy Algood and wife of Hon. H. S. Boyd, Cookville, Tenn., born Nov. 30, 1857; died June 28, 1877; married Nov. 30, 1876.

RUFUS W. TURNER died June 18, 1877 in his 24th year of age; had been a steward at Zion Methodist Church in Wilson Co., Tenn.

MARY P. WILLIAMS dau of Simon and Mary Turner, born Greenville Co., Va., June 7, 1818; orphaned, she was raised by her uncle and aunt, Colonel Howell and Hannah Peebles, near Weldon, No. Carolina; married Rev. John S. Williams, Tennessee Conference, Sept. 2, 1847; died June 22, 1877.

SALLIE R. SCOBEE wife of Rezin R. Scobee; dau of John King; died July 22, 1877; burial in Winchester, Kentucky.


August 11, 1877

NEIL BLUE, Montgomery, Ala., father of Rev. O. R. Blue, Ala. Conference, born of Scottish parentage, Richmond Co., No. Carolina, Dec. 9, 1793; married Eliza dau of Matthew and Olive R. Powers, Robison Co., No. Carolina, Jan. 8, 1818; settled in Montgomery, Ala. March 15, 1819; died June 24, 1877. "He lived and moved in the happy medium between rashness & timidity."

LIZZIE W. MILLER married John A. Miller, May 13, 1869; born Logan Co., Ky., Nov. 14, 1843 and died June 28, 1877.

MARTHA VESSELS wife of James Vessels, born So. Carolina, March 15, 1815; married 1833; died Talladega Co., Ala., July 13, 1877. A son, Rev. William A. Vessels, died Culleoka, Tenn., August 1873 while a student there.

LULA LOONEY dau of Noah and Emily Looney died July 24, 1877.

J. C. MARSHMAN died July 13, 1877 in his 84th year of age.


August 18, 1877

Judge ALVAN CULLOM born Sept. 4, 1797; died near Livingston, Tenn., July 20, 1877; a lawyer; was serving as judge of circuit court.

OSCAR TIMMONS STEWART infant s/o Benton T. and Mollie C. Stewart, born Mar. 7, 1877 and died August 1, 1877.


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J. T. ROSSEE s/o Mrs. R. J. Rossee, Putnam Co., Ga., died Jan. 4, 1877 aged 22 years; pneumonia; his father, L. D. Rossee, died in late war leaving his widow with 6 children, the deceased being her oldest child; member of Good Templars order; married Ellen Hammond, January 1876.

RAY McCLURE OWEN infant s/o William H. and Mollie Owen, born Sept. 4, 1875 and died April 17, 1877.

STEPHEN A. FARMER went to bed June 9, 1877 at ten o'clock and had died by two in the morning afterwards; native of Wilson Co., Tenn.; married Rebecca Allison 1840; member of Baptist Church.

ROBERT GIDDENS BLAYLOCK s/o Capt. M. E. and Mary Blaylock, died Newton, Miss., July 28, 1877, cholera infantum, aged 6 months.

MARIA J. REEVES born Pa., Feb. 12, 1825; died Louisville, Ky., April 10, 1877.

Mrs. EMILY FIELD FLEMING, nee Goddard, born Flemingsburg, Ky., Jan. 2, 1808; died Fleming Co., Ky., July 8, 1877.

ANNA COTTON dau of E. H. and Adelia Cotton, born Henry Co., Ala., May 27, 1857 and died in same county, August 1, 1877.

CORA LEAN dau of W. E. and Martha Lean, born Sept. 23, 1868 and died July 2, 1877. Winchester, Kentucky.

EUPHEMIA E. TULL died Jefferstown, Ky., July 25, 1877 in her 20th year of age, consumption.

ELLA CUNNINGHAM wife of N. Cunningham, died near Goodlettsville, Tenn., June 5, 1877 in her 22nd year of age; dau of Rev. T. P. Crittenden and granddaughter of Rev. Isaac Lindsay.


August 25, 1877

AMELIA BAKER dau of William I. and Eliza M. Baker, died Mobile, Ala., July 18, 1877.

MARIA ANN JOHNSTON wife of G. B. P. Johnston, born Jefferson Co., Ky., Oct. 29,

1815; married August 11, 1831; died Meade Co., Ky., May 10, 1877, pneumonia; joined Brook-street Methodist Church, Louisville, Nov. 19, 1838. Surviving were husband and 5 children.

NANNIE W. FRAZIER dau of Charles S. and Mollie A. Frazier, born Dec. 29, 1876 and died July 27, 1877.

WILLIAM D. M. SLAYTON, born what is "now" Hopkins Co., Ky., Mar. 14, 1807; died July 22, 1877; joined Methodist Church in 1833.

VIRGINIA ANGELINE PHILLIPS wife of William Phillips died San Augustin, Texas, July 6, 1877 in the 50th year of her age.

BROOKS SMITH born No. Carolina in 1796 of Irish and English descent; family moved to Jackson Co., Ala., then to Cherokee Nation in 1829; married Tabitha Jones 1820 and had 9 children; married secondly Mrs. Annie Henry; he died July 31, 1877.

WILLIE HUNTER second s/o Thomas and Myra Hunter, died Murfreesboro, Tenn., August 5, 1877 aged seventeen months and one day old.

MARY E. WILSON dau of Alfred and E. P. More, born Wilson Co., Tenn., May 20, 1832; married Dr. A. R. Wilson, Oct. 20, 1858; moved to Cottage Grove, Henry Co., Tenn. Nov. 25, 1858 where she died July 26, 1877.

CALEB F. STONE s/o Chesley and Amelia Ann Stone born Oct. 9, 1853, Ky.; died Clark Co., Ark., June 24, 1877; parents were natives of Kentucky.

FRANCES ASBURY PATY born Feb. 7, 1809; married John W. Paty and died Warren Co., Tenn., August 7, 1877.


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JAMES FOX died July 29, 1877 aged ten years; his father was accidentally killed in September 1870; raised by uncle and aunt, John and H. E. Fox, being an "obedient child."

WILLIAM J. MOSS s/o William H. and Sallie J. Moss, died June 23, 1877 aged 18 years, 11 months and 7 days; joined Methodist Church at age 15 years.

WILLIAM BURKS TOLIM born Lumpkin Co., Ga., Oct. 25, 1844; moved to Nashville, Tenn. where he died August 8, 1877.

P. M. WYNN wife of W. C. Wynn, dau of Septimus and Harriet Weatherly, born Jan. 10, 1820; died Attala Co., Miss., July 11, 1877, consumption.

RACHEL ELSIE SWORMSTEDT, widow of Rev. Leroy Swormstedt, died July 23, 1877 aged nearly 72 years; married 1833.

MAURICE CONN ROWLAND only child of Rev. W. T. and Mary E. Rowland, died Aug. 5, 1877 at residence of grandfather, Dr. J. V. Conn, Carroll Co., Ky., aged 9 months, 7 days old.

ELLA O. PERRY born Maury Co., Tenn., Feb. 25, 1856; died Fayette Co., Tenn., July 18, 1877; burial in family graveyard.

Tribute of Respect for MARY W. WILLIAMS who died in Bell Co., Texas, July 31, 1877; dau of J. H. and Mary W. Williams; by a Council, dated August 2, 1877.


September 1, 1877

Colonel WATSON M. COOKE born Jackson Co., Tenn., Sept. 23, 1817; married Maria Ann Shores, Nov. 2, 1841; merchant in Gainesboro, Tenn., 1836-1857 and then move to Nashville (Cooke, Bailey & Co.) "He was a merchant prince…of commanding presence and robust health. "He died August 23, 1877. His only son, Thomas, was killed in the army; a daughter, Dora wife of James W. McFerrin, died April 1875; surviving dau, Pattie wife of Major Lewis.

Rev. Dr. A. B. DUVAL born Buckingham Co., Va., Nov. 6, 1799; raised by grand-father, Samuel Duval and moved with him to Logan Co., Ky. about 1810; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, Aug. 24, 1822; ordained deacon Dec. 29, 1827; ordained elder Nov. 9, 1834; left active ministry for medical practice; remained a local preacher; his wife died in 1860 and he resumed active ministry in Texas Conference in 1860; left Texas Dec. 1871, returned to Fayetteville, Tenn. and in 1876 moved to Sequin, Texas where he died in residence of son-in-law, Capt. Ben F. McCulloch, July 22, 1877.

WILLEY ELLIS born Mar. 1, 1813; joined Methodist Church 1836; died Aug. 10, 1877

FANNIE J. SHELTON dau of Dr. Henry and Frances M. Shelton, born Pickens Co., Ala. June 10, 1844; died of enteric fever, August 2, 1877, Morgan Co., Alabama.

MYRTLE GREEN JENKINS dau of Elihu C. Jenkins, Louisville, Ky., born Feb. 17, 1860; died August 8, 1877; surviving were father and a sister.

SARAH ANN HAVNER born Sept. 5, 1850; died May 16, 1877; married Obadiah Havner, 1872; dau of Rev. Hezekiah Harrison.

ROSAMOND CORINNA COWLES wife of William H. H. Cowles, dau of David and Elizabeth Worth, born Jan. 3, 1849 and died Ashe Co., No. Carolina, July 17, 1877 after a some 6 month illness.

Rev. WILLIAM HORTON born Tenn., May 8, 1810; died from fall from a wagon, July 20, 1877; licensed to preach in Methodist Church 1861; "a great lover of class meetings." Surviving were widow and several children.

M. A. BURCHFIELD dau of Rev. D. V. Crider, born Cleburne Co., Ala., Feb. 23, 1851; wife of William M. Burchfield; died April 19, 1877 leaving a husband and 5 children and her parents.

WILLIAM INGRAM CECIL, native of Pulaski Co., Va., died Maury Co., Tenn., June 28, 1877 in his 69th year of age. Several children, one, James Harvey Cecil, died August 20, 1877 in his 32nd year of age.


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ETHEL STRICKLER KING only dau of Rev. G. S. King, Louisville Conference, died Hardin Co., Ky., August 21, 1877 aged 1 year and 10 months.


September 8, 1877

ZACHARIAH SMITH born Hanover Co., Va., June 20, 1795; married June 20, 1827, to "my mother" (J. T. Smith); moved to Todd Co., Ky. 1841 and later to Christian Co., Ky. where he died August 16, 1877; veteran of War of 1812, having served in the unit of Capt. Nathaniel Bowe at Norfolk, Va. in 1813; raised 3 sons, 2 daughters.

AMANDA JANE GIDDENS dau of William and Elzana Giddens, born Talladega Co., Ala., Jan. 7, 1853; died May 19, 1877; joined Methodist Church 1865.

HARVEY W. McCORMACK s/o William H. and M. J. McCormack, born Ralls Co., Mo., May 28, 1860 and died Shelbyville, Ky., of erysipelas, August 16, 1877.

EDWARD LEE WARD s/o James and Mary Ward, born Aug. 29, 1873 and died Aug. 6, 1877.

REUBEN GOODRICH born Feb. 20, 1824 and died March 2, 1875. His wife, Lupenia Goodrich, born Dec. 23, 1824 and died July 31, 1877.

REUBEN A. FOUST died near Summitt, Ala., March 1, 1877.

ANN GREEN widow of Hon. Willy Green, died Grayson Co., Ky., March 28, 1877 in her 84th year of age.

MATTHEW F. CHAPPELL s/o Ballard and Sarah Chappell, born Casey Co., Ky., Mar. 3, 1817; died Bullitt Co., Ky., May 24, 1877; joined Methodist Church in August 1841.

ROSANNAH E. TOWNSEND dau of Alfred and Elizabeth Birk, born Franklin Co., Tenn., Oct. 15, 1845; died August 8, 1877; by first marriage had 2 sons; married secondly to Parks Townsend, Jan. 18, 1870; her little daughter, Rosannah Elizabeth Townsend, born Feb. 8, 1877, died August 8, 1877.

MOLLIE HAMILTON wife of G. W. Hamilton, died Limestone Co., Ala., July 25, 1877; born Pontotoc Co., Miss., Oct. 19, 1852; married February 3, 1876.

RACHEL OLIVER died Tallapoosa Co., Ala. in residence of son-in-law, James Kelley, May 27, 1877 aged 70 years; dau of Jonathan and Bethena Ward, Greene Co., Ga.; married William Sayers and he died leaving her with 3 children; married Rev. Matthew Oliver and had 2 more children.

MARY ELLEN HILL born DeKalb Co., Ala. Feb. 24, 1857; dau of W. J. Roberts; married O. L. Hill, August 17, 1875 and died July 19, 1877 from burn injuries.

MARTHA BALLARD dau of James C. and Ruth Ballard, died August 17, 1877 in her 17th year of age.

VIOLA "Dixie" CALLIS, aged "six summers" died diphtheria, Aug. 19, 1877.


September 15, 1877

MYRTLE G. JENKINS, aged 17 years, 5 months and 21 days, died recently.

Major M. L. STRONG born Oglethorpe Co., Ga., May 14, 1831; died Aberdeen, Miss., Aug. 13, 1877; "a dutiful son, an indulgent husband, fond father, kind neighbor"; served in command of Gen. Reuben Davis in late war. Tribute to him by Sabbath School of which his daughter Sallie was a member, undated.

JOSEPH A. BREWER s/o Merida and Elizabeth Brewer of No. Carolina, where he was born; moved to Christian Co., Ky. 1808; died Hopkinsville, Ky., Feb. 22, 1877 in his 70th year of age. His mother was Elizabeth Stuart; his grandfather Brewer was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, killed at Guilford Courthouse (battle) and buried in Hillsborough. J. A. Brewer, a mechanic.

MARY JANE MITCHELL born Bledsoe Co., Tenn., Feb. 9, 1844; dau of R. H. and E. F. Hudson, granddaughter of John Henninger, member of Holston Conference; married A. P. Mitchell, July 13, 1876 and she died August 22, 1877.


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CHARLES F. READ born May 24, 1826; died August 27, 1877.

MARY LOUISA OFFICER wife of James T. Officer, only dau of George G. and Mary Dibrell, born June 30, 1850; died Aug. 19, 1877; parents and 7 siblings were among her survivors.

MARTHA L. CORLEW died August 28, 1877 aged 51 years, 10 days.

LUELLA EVANS dau of J. L. and Elizabeth Haynes, died near Dercherd, Tenn., August 20, 1877 aged 12 years, 8 months, 7 days.

ROBERT EARNEST McCAULEY infant s/o Richman and Bettie McCauley and grandson of Rev. Jordan Moore, born Mar. ll, 1877 and died July 30, 1877. Montgomery Co., Tenn.

MALINDA ANN SMITH wife of Isaac C. Smith, dau of William Cunningham, died near Viola, Tenn., July 27, 1877 aged 26 years, 5 months, from injuries received in a storm that struck Hickory Creek Valley.


September 22, 1877

Rev. JOHN McELRAY died Frederick, Md., Sept. 12, 1877; ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1817 and when he died he was the oldest Roman Catholic "divine" in the United States.

ISAAC N. EARNEST born Greene Co., Tenn., Oct. 17, 1828; died there Aug. 12, 1877; married M. Victorine Burts, Washington Co., Tenn., Oct. 8, 1862; she and four children survived him but one of them, Lynn, died Sept. 2, 1877. Cemetery where he was buried contained remains of five generations of Earnest family, beginning with Henry Earnest, grandfather of the deceased, who was buried there in 1809.

SARAH H. HASLAM wife of William H. Haslam, born Marshall Co., Tenn., Jan. 13, 1810; died Nashville, Tenn., August 30, 1877.

SARAH CHRISTIAN born July 25, 1802; married Nicholas Christian 1821; died July 29, 1877.

HUGH A. DIXON born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Dec. 6, 1835; married Annie E. Mitchell 1868 and moved to Brownsville, Tenn. in June 1872; died August 25, 1877.

JOHN S. PIERCE born Ga., August 25, 1833; died Mar. 24, 1877; member of Freemasonry. His father, John M. W. Pierce, moved to Ala. in 1837 and relocated in 1840 to Mason Co., Ala. Husband and father.

DELILAH POWEL ROACH born June 5, 1809; married David Roach, 1844; joined Methodist Church 1853; died August 21, 1877. David Roark's house was "ever the preacher's house."

MARY JANE PAGE born Dec. 30, 1824; married Jan. 26, 1843; joined Methodist Church 1845; died Williamson Co., Tenn., August 10, 1877.

WILLIAM HONNOLL born Ga., Dec. 27, 1808; died Feb. 25, 1877.

ELLA FENN, nee Cotton, wife of William Fenn, born Henry Co., Ala., Jan. 1, 1851; married 1874; died August 17, 1877 near Lawrenceville, Ala.; buried beside her sister, Annie Cotton who was buried August 3, 1877.

JOHNNIE J. CANADY only s/o Capt. A. A. and Addie C. Canady, born May 18, 1876; baptized Sept. 6, 1876; died Sept. 3, 1877.

MARGARET CALDWELL died Meade Co., Ky., Sept. 6, 1877 aged 70 years.

Tribute of Respect for Rev. GEORGE J. INGRAM who died recently; by 4th Quarterly Conference, Louisville Conf., Mt. Carmel, dated August 18, 1877.


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September 29, 1877

Rev. DAWSON PRELPS born Tyrrel Co., No. Carolina, March 14, 1806; a preacher in No. Carolina but joined Tenn. Conference 1834 until 1850 when he located /left traveling ministry/ but remained a local Methodist preacher; re-admitted as traveling preacher in 1871 in No. Ala. Conference; died Sept. 4, 1877.

WILLIAM H. PORTER married Pauline Herrill of Todd Co., Ky. where he settled in 1848. born Warren Co., Ky., May 10, 18737; died Bowling-green, Ky., Sept. 5, 1877.

ELIZABETH M. PECK widow of Jacob Peck; dau of Robert and Christiana Harnsberger and sister of Stephen Harnsberger; born Augusta Co., Va., May 5, 1790; died near Fisherville, Ky., July 5, 1877.

Mrs. MORGAN C. TURRENTINE whose husband was of Ala. Conference, died Sept. 14, 1877. Born Brunswick Co., Va., 1818; married 1849; moved to Ala. 1856; surviving were husband and 3 children.

CHARLOTTE SMITH widow of Joel M. Smith, died Sept. 18, 1877 aged about 70 years. Tullahoma, Tenn.; died at residence of son, Joel B. Smith; senior member of McKendree Methodist Church, Nashville.

JAMES M. BUCKNER born McMinn Co., Tenn., Oct. 8, 1842; served in the Confederate Army; married Rosey R. King, Sept. 14, 1864; moved to Parker Co., Texas 1869; he and son, William H. Buckner, aged 9 years, were drowned while trying to cross Brazos River, May 12, 1877. Burial at Ward's Chapel.

ROBERT S. OVERALL, lawyer, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., August 12, 1848; died near Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 2, 1877; graduate, Lebanon Law School, 1871; married dau of Peter Cartwright, Oct. 6, 1874 and she and child survived him.

NANCY G. STEAGALL born Dec. 1, 1806; died March 17, 1877.

ADRIAN FRYAR LOVELL s/o B. F. and Mattie Lovell died Sept. 22, 1877 aged 18 months. Edgefield, Tenn.

Tribute of Respect to HALSEY HARWOOD s/o James Harwood, born March 1872 and died Sept. 6, 1877, diphtheria; by Arlington Sunday School where he was enrolled.

Tribute of Respect to ROBERT L. BUMPUS, born Hanover Co., Va., Jan. 6, 1818; died Sumner Co., Tenn., June 3, 1877; married M. A. Tipton; by Quarterly Conference, Mt. Carmel, dated September 8, 1877.


October 6, 1877

Rev. Dr. JAMES DUNCAN died Sept. 24, 1877 in Ashland, Va.; president of Randolph Macon College. Son of Professor David Duncan of Wofford College, So. Carolina, who was in his 84th year, surviving his son. Dr. James Duncan was born in Norfolk, Va. in 1830.

A long poem in memory of Mrs. CALLIE L. SMITH, Greensboro, Ala., by A. Means dated Oxford, Ga., September 25, 1877. Her obituary showed she was wife of Rev. Luther M. Smith, Chancellor of Southern University, Greensboro; born Oxford, Ga., Aug. 3, 1843; died July 13, 1877.

SARAH J. MIZE dau of Alfred and Angeline Miller, born McLean Co., Ky., Dec. 17, 1839; married Milton W. Mize, May 28, 1862; died August 9, 1877.

MUNSEY L. BYRNE s/o G. L. and Mary Byrne, born July 30, 1870 and died Sept. 2, 1877. Another son, BRICE BYRNE, born Feb. 15, 1876 and died Feb. 18, 1876.

ERBE HARGROVE s/o K. R. and Katie Plummer died Sept. 4, 1877.

MARY BARBARA COSBY OSBORN wife of William A. Osborn, dau of Thomas and Rebecca White, died near Palmetto, Ga., Aug. 10, 1877; graduate, Madison Female Co1lege, 1854. "Death had no terrors for her."

MARY ANN KING born Aug. 29, 1814; died Barren Co. Ky., Aug. 30, 1877; married Rev. James King, Mar. 28, 1837; he died Oct. 22, 1856. Surviving, five sons.


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MARVIN HAYES GRIFFIN s/o Rev. Benjamin D. and Sallie J. Griffin, born Lane Co., Ky., Aug. 16, 1876; died McLean Co., Ky., August 26, 1877.

MARY A. WILKES born Maryland, Jan. 13, 1795; died near Harrodsburg, Ky., Sept. 9, 1877; joined Methodist Church, Lexington, Ky., 1837.

CARRIE ROWENA TRUETT dau of Ed. C. and Mary White Truett, died of diphtheria, near Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 23, 1877 aged 3 years, 9 months, 23 days; the only child of her parents.

ELLEN L. BOSBY born Mercer Co., Ky., July 21, 1823; died Uniontown, Ky., Sept. 12, 1877; made home with her sister, Mrs. A. C. Sugg from 1848.

MARIA C. WILLIAMS, "my wife's mother" (S. P. Whitten), born Knox Co., Tenn., Dec. 1, 1803 and moved with family of her father, Thomas Buckingham, to Stewart Co., Tenn. when she was young; married William Williams 1821; died on Bear Creek, Stewart Co., Tenn., September 3, 1877.


October 13, 1877

Miss LULY C. PETWAY died August 16, 1877. Tribute of respect for her by Sunday School, McKendree Methodist Church, Nashville, dated Sept. 30, 1877.

JOHN WINFIELD PENNINGTON born Davidson Co., Tenn., May 23, 1804; died Aug. 25, 1877.

Miss MARGARET A. BURFIELD died Franklin Co., Ala., June 14, 1877 in her 23rd year of age.

LAVINIA HASSELL, Hickman Co., Tenn., dau of William and Mahuldy Gravett, born Aug. 22, 1842; married Joseph B. Hassell, April 4, 1858; death date not given.

SALLIE TITTLE born Smith Co., Tenn., Dec. 14, 1815; married George Tittle (died 1867), 1837; moved to Dade Co., Ga. 1839 where she died June 20, 1877.

ROBERT RAGAN born Va., 1793; died Tullahoma, Tenn., Sept. 1, 1877 in the resident of son, J. R. Ragan.

SARAH MALLARD born Aug. 15, 1816; died Humphreys Co., Tenn., Aug. 13, 1877; married Alfred Mallard 1833.

JAMES RAPHAEL GRIFFIN s/o Rev. B. D. and Sallie J. Griffin, born Sept. 6, 1877 and "lived but a few hours."

HATTIE O. JOHNSON born Nov. 7, 1872 and died Oct. 10, 1876. ANNIE L. JOHNSON born Aug. 13, 1874 and died Oct. 15, 1876; children of John and Mary I. Johnson.

MARTHA TIDWELL wife of William Tidwell died Blount Co., Ala., June 4, 1877 in her 49th year of age.

MARTHA TAYLOR born May 7, 1841; married Thomas B. Prichard, Mar. 13, 1859; he died in Confederate service, May 1863; married John Taylor, April 2, 1865; sister of Rev. James A. Orman; she died Sept. 23, 1877 and was buried in Hickman, Tenn. /Perhaps Hickman COUNTY is meant./

HOLLIE T. FALKENBERRY dau of M. C. and Elizabeth Taylor, born Jan. 31, 1839; married Henry H. Falkenberry, Oct. 2, 1862; died Hickman Co., Tenn., Apr. 16, 1877

LIZZIE McKINNEY, nee Weeks, born Stewart Co., Tenn., March 5, 1854; married James McKinney, Jan. 4, 1874; died Roaring Springs, Ky., July 11, 1877.

Tribute of Respect to Rev. JAMES A. DUNCAN by Franklin Literary Society, R. M. College, dated Sept. 21, 1877. Also one by Washington Literary Society, R. M. College, dated Oct. 2, 1877. /This is Randolph Macon College./


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October 20, 1877

Indian Mission Memoir:
Rev. JOHN HARRELL died Vinita, Creek Nation, December 8, 1876; born Perquimans Co., No. Carolina, Oct. 21, 1806; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, 1823; made ministerial career in service to the Indian mission; married Eliza Williams 1832 and had 9 children, 2 daughters surviving him.

Rev. JAMES ARCHELAUS BABB s/o Matthew J. and Sarah J. Babb, born Alcorn Co., Miss., May 4, 1848; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, 1873; ordained deacon Nov. 1876; married Mary C. Morrison, Aug. 30, 1877 and died Oct. 2, 1877.

SARAH LETITIA DALE born May 27, 1851; married Dr. C. T. Dale, April 24, 1875; died Mortonsville, Ky., September 29, 1877.

Rev. JEREMIAH WILLIAMS born Pulaski Co., Ky., Aug. 2, 1807; died Shelby Co., Tenn., Aug. 3, 1877; converted at Snow Creek Campground, Maury Co., Tenn., Sept. 5, 1825 and joined Methodist Church next day; served in the Tenn. Conference; married Mary A. Watson, Feb. 13, 1840; moved to Shelby Co. in 1842 and a few years later resumed active ministry in the Memphis Conference.

H. E. GENTRY died June 19, 1877; born June 18, 1855; married T. H. Gentry, Dec. 1, 1876.

THOMAS J. YOUNG died Aug. 15, 1877 aged nearly 68 years of age; married Millie A. Winn and settled in Miss.; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, 1855; his wife died in 1856; a devoted father.

ELLA G. MYERS died near Byhalia, Miss., Sept. 23, 1877 in her 20th year of age.

WILKERSON C. BOWEN born Franklin Co., Ala., Feb. 28, 1817; married Mary Devaney, Jan. 19, 1843; died Aug. 29, 1877.

STEPHEN JOHNSEY born Grayson Co., Ky., Sept. 19, 1811; died Sept. 30, 1877 in Breckinridge Co., Ky.

WILLIAM McKENDREE COCHRAN born So. Carolina, Dec. 8, 1823; moved with family to no. Mississippi 1838; married P. J. Canfield 1850; moved to Delta Co., Texas 1872; died July 14, 1877.

DAVID J. VANN s/o Joel R. and Elizabeth Vann, aged 16 years, 11 months, 16 days, died Jefferson Co., Ark., October 4, 1877. Tribute to him in Oct. 27 issue, by Committee at Oak Grove Methodist Church dated Oct. 12, 1877.

NORA LEE FREEMAN infant s/o Rev. Carna and Susan M. Freeman, died Hyde's Ferry, Oct. 12, 1877; their third child to die.


October 27, 1877

Rev. GEORGE W. SMITH, native of Ohio, born Mar. 29, 1838; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, at 17 years of age; married J. P. McIntyre who survived him; he died Mar. 19, 1877; his son, Eli, died last winter.

GEORGE W. MILLER born Bourbon Co., Ky.; died Talladega Co., Ala., Sept. 13, 1877; orphaned, raised by an uncle; served in U. S. Army against the Indians.

LAURENCE MALONE s/o N. D. and Laura B. Malone, died Oct. 3, 1877.

CLAUDIA EDWARDS dau of Rev. P. A. Edwards, died Sept. 29, 1877 aged about 3 year of age.

NANCY TURNER dau of Rev. David and Nancy Hodges, born Smith Co., Tenn., Mar. 2, 1806; married John Turner, 1824 and died in Verona, Miss., July 23, 1877; husband had died in 1846.

NANCY T. C. ECHOLS dau of Samuel M. and Martha Echols, born Chambers Co., Ala. July 26, 1856; died Madison Co., Ala., August 25, 1877.


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SALLIE McLEAN ROACH infant dau of Charles W. and Helen B. Roach, granddaughter of Rev. George R. Browder, Louisville Conference, died Oct. 8, 1877 aged 6 months. Olmstead, Kentucky.

LUCINDA W. REEVES, nee Thomas, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 12, 1839; married Edmund H. Reeves, April 2, 1854; died September 1, 1877.

LOUISA A. HALLMARK widow of Mynett Hallmark, dau of Rev. Majors Self, died January 1, 1877; mother of 6 children, 2 surviving her.

LITTLETON OWEN born Henry Co., Ky., Dec. 7, 1800; married Maria C. Clement, Mar. 12, 1822; moved to Ft. Worth, Texas Nov. 1, 1876; then, Dec. 1876 to Jasper Co., Mo. where he died August 12, 1877.

WILLIAM G. BANKHEAD born 1805; died Noxubee Co., Miss., September 13, 1877.

WILLIAM H. BRADSHAW s/o Asure and Polly Bradshaw, born Adair Co., Ky., Dec. 3O, 1844; died Grayson Co., Ky., Sept. 12, 1877; surviving were widow and 4 children, the oldest being John Asure Bradshaw.


November 3, 1877

Dr. WILLIAM E. MUNSY died Jonesboro, Tenn., October 23, 1877.

Poem by Jennie Lowe Holmes dated Oct. 12, 1877 from Ladonia, Texas in memory of her father, Rev. Golman Green, Tennessee Conference.

SARAH McGRATH born Charlotte Co., Va., January 21, 1787; died. Shelbyville, Ky., Oct. 10, 1877 in residence of her dau, Mrs. Mary A. Owen; came to Ky. with her parents, George and Sarah Cardwell in 1796; married Robert McGrath, 1812.

M. J. TATE born Knox Co., Tenn., June 1, 1842; died Jacksonville, Ala., Oct. 5, 1877.

ELIZABETH HOOD BORDEN died Hale Co., Ala., Sept. 11, 1877 just past her 55th birthday; dau of John Marrast, Tuscaloosa, Ala. and granddaughter of Dr. Samuel K. Jennings, formerly of Baltimore; married I. Pennington Borden, 1842.

LUTIE C. PETWAY died Sept. 16, 1877, whose "nature was cheerful and cheering."

MARY ANN WADE WATKINS born 1820; married Samuel B. Watkins, Dec. 22, 1842; died September 8, 1877.

NANNIE ELLEN GREEN born Aug. 25, 1861; died DeKalb Co., Ala., Sept. 29, 1877 at residence of her father, Dr. A. B. Green.

SARAH A. ROSS born June 24, 1828; died Sept. 3, 1877.

MARY LOU BROWNING dau of John A. and Sallie Browning, Christian Co., Ky., born Dec. 2, 1876 and died August 12, 1877.

CHARLES WESLEY EDGER s/o A. A. and Sarah Edger, born Aug. 12, 1857, Butler Co., Ala.; died Delta Co., Texas, October 3, 1877.

RIVERS de YAMPERT third s/o W. B. and Emma de Yampert, died Oct. 5, 1877, a child of "six summers"; three children of this couple were deceased and three were surviving.


November 10, 1877

MARGARET LAVINIA KELLY, mother of Rev. David C. Kelly, pastor of McKendree Methodist Church, died Oct. 29, 1877. Born in east Tenn.; father, Colonel David Campbell, veteran of Revolutionary War; her mother was Jane Montgomery a dau of Col. Hugh Montgomery of Salisbury, No. Carolina; married Rev. John Kelly, 1832.

Rev. WILLIAM SUBLETT born Campbell Co., Va., Nov. 17, 1801; with parents moved to Warren Co., Ky. 1803; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, Aug. 4, 1821; ordained deacon Dec. 3, 1826; ordained elder Oct. 20, 1839; a local preacher for 55 years; died October 17, 1877.


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SARAH LOUISA WINLOCK dau of George and Anna Adams; granddaughter of Presley and Sarah Lane; died Oct. 15, 1877. Born Fairfax Co., Va., Oct. 1, 1813; married Dr. R. B. Winlock, May 5, 1836.

MARGARET FREER BROWN dau of Benjamin and Susan M. Sewell, born Franklin Co., No. Carolina, April 1, 1794; died Jackson, Tenn., Oct. 1, 1877; moved with parents to Davidson Co., Tenn.; married Dr. John Brown in Wilson Co., Tenn., 1817. /She died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee./

WILLIAM GUPTON died Sept. 28, 1877 aged 24 years, 4 months, 7 days leaving a widow and a little son.

GEORGE GABRIEL GODBY born Oct. 11, 1872; died Oct. 12, 1877.

Tribute of Respect to ARTHUR H. CHILTON who died recently; by Young Men's Prayer Meeting, Alexander City, Alabama, undated.

Tribute of Respect to WILLIAM A. ARMSTRONG who died recently; by Quarterly Conference of Rushville Circuit, Miss., dated August 28, 1877.

Tribute of Respect to MOLLIE CATES dau of Green and Henrietta Cates, who died Sept. 19, 1877 aged 15 years; by Sunday School where she was enrolled, undated.


November 17, 1877

Rev. JOHN MOSS born Wilson Co., Tenn., March 23, 1825; died Oct. 21, 1877; a panegyric from the WESTERN METHODIST, November 3, 1877 issue. He had been presiding elder of the Memphis Conference.

M. R. HUGHES died Marshall Co., Tenn., Oct. 27, 1877 aged nearly 90 years.

WESLEY PEARCE born near Evansville, Va., Mar. 8, 1805, of Scottish descent; his great-grandfather, Mark Pearce, was a Scots Dissenter, 1680-90 and was exiled to France; died Ripley, Ohio, Aug. 20, 1877; married Rachel Woods, 1829 and had 3 daughters and 1 son, E. H. Pearce.

MARY P. WALTON born near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Mar. 29, 1834; died Sept. 23, 1877

SARAH ANN DODSON dau of James and Ruth Peery, born Hickman Co., Tenn., Jan. 23, 1846; married Thomas H. Dodson, July 30, 1865; died Newton Co., Miss., Oct. 13, 1877; joined Methodist Church 1871.

LIZZIE FARIS wife of R. W. Faris, dau of Nathan and Indiana Jackson, born March 20, 1844; married Sept. 24, 1865; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Oct. 10, 1877.

CATHARINE DUNCAN wife of A. N. Duncan, died near Manchester, Tenn., Aug. 8, 1877 in her 64th year of age.

NANCY J. COCHRAN died Dallas Co., Texas, October 13, 1877.

Tribute of Respect to Miss MARY A. McNEMARA who died recently; by Sycamore Lodge 321, undated.


November 24, 1877

R. L. McCORD died near Cornersville, Tenn., Sept. 20, 1877. Tribute to him by 4th Quaterly Conference, Giles Circuit, dated Sept. 22, 1877 from Forest Grove, Giles Co., Tenn.

LEWIS McCONN born Feb. 6, 1864; married Sidonia Shaw and later to Malvinie Fentress; died Oct. 1, 1877.

CALLIE POWELL dau of Austin Powell, born Marshall Co., Tenn., April 22, 1862; died Sept. 25, 1877.

ELIZABETH ANN JOB born Va., 1845; married James S. Job, Oct. 27, 1870; died Christian Co., Ky., October 26, 1877.

ALECK RUSHER only s/o William R. and Elizabeth Rusher, died Sept. 23, 1877 at residence of his grandfather, Rev. Alexander Smith, Lincoln Co., Tenn.


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JOHNNIE B. BRADBURN born May 31, 1865; died August 28, 1877.

Miss ELIZABETH KELLAM died Covington, Ky., October 22, 1877.

NANCY C. CLIFTON born Clark Co., Ga., April 14, 1832; died Cherokee Co., Ala., July 25, 1877.

EMMA LU DALTON dau of Rev. Daniel and Nancy Dalton, born Allen Co., Ky., Feb. 20, 1860; died in same place, September 6, 1877.

IDELLA A. ARMSTRONG born Sept. 15, 1862; died Oct. 19, 1877 and buried at Hill's Chapel.

SARAH JANE FORD born Franklin Co., Ala., Jan. 28, 1848; married W. F. Ford, Dec. 21, 1865; joined Methodist Church 1865; died Sept. 3O, 1877, consumption.

Miss MARY A. KINZER born Harrison Co., Ind., Oct. 18, 1835; died Cloverport, Ky., June 7, 1877.

Tribute of Respect for MADISON R. HUGHES who died recently; by G. K. Denton, a friend, dated November 17, 1877./His obit. appeared in the Nov. 17 issue./


December 1, 1877

JAMES EMMERSON FLYNN, steward, died October 28, 1877, Nashville, Tenn.

Rev. WILLIAM JENKINS born Fredericksburg, Maryland, 1802; moved to Bedford Co., Tenn. where he died Oct. 27, 1877; a long panegyric.

SALLY KILPATRICK, nee Hobson, born Cumberland Co., Va., Oct. 19, 1788; died Verona, Miss., Sept. 16, 1877; joined Methodist Church Feb. 2, 1804; married Rev. Joshua W. Kilpatrick, Jan. 9, 1809 and about 1812 moved to Maury Co., Tenn.

ANN HUTTON born Dickson Co., Tenn., July 3, 1818; married Rev. Henry Hutton, April 20, 1840. Sister of Rev. Z. Drummonds. Died October 18, 1877.

NANCY E. FOUST born Blount Co., Ala., June 26, 1829; died at residence of her father, William S. Foust, July 24, 1877.

WAYNE G. SALE s/o James S. and Bettie Sale, Morganfield, Ky., died Sept. 28, 1877 aged about 7 years.

JENNIE ISABELLA RICHARD born Hickman Co., Tenn., 1857; died there, Oct. 12, 1877; joined Methodist Church Oct. 3, 1876.

THURSTON FALL McDUFFIE only child of John and Emma McDuffie, died Sept. 9, 1877 aged 2 years, 2 months and 18 days old, of croup; Talladega Co., Ala.

JOHN PHILIP HOWARD s/o John G. and Sarah L. Howard, Coffee Co., Tenn., born June 11, 1876 and died November 3, 1877.

Tribute of Respect to ELBERT J. DRIVER who died recently; by Sunday School, Alexander City, Ala., dated Nov. 8, 1877.

Tribute of Respect to JESSE D. WILLIAMS who died recently; by official members of the Laurel Hill Station Church, Tenn. Conference, dated Nov. 15, 1877.


December 8, 1877

Various tributes and accounts of Bishop Marvin. /Enoch M. Marvin, D. D., June 12, 1823-Nov. 26, 1877; elected Bishop in 1866./

Rev. THOMAS P. DAVIDSON died near Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1877 in his 76th year of age; began ministry in 1824; one of oldest members of the Memphis Conference./Born Iredell C., No. Carolina, July 15, 1802/

Rev. RICHARD W. FALLIN died Webster Co., Ky., July 5, 1877 in his 65th year of age. Born Prince Edward Co., Va., Jan. 1, 1812; married Lizzie W. Garrett, Jan. 20, 1834; joined Methodist Church May 1831; moved to Henderson Co., Ky. Nov. 1832; licensed to preach August 1835; wife died Oct. 29, 1872 and he married Mrs. Mary Evison, Mt. Vernon, Ind., July 5, 1874.


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Rev. DEWITT C. MILES born Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 14, 1826; died Robertson Co., Tenn., Nov. 4, 1877; served in First Artillery Regt. of Tenn. in late war; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, Dover, Tenn., Dec. 21, 1867; ordained deacon Oct. 9, 1870; located /left traveling ministry/ 1873; married Bettie Wafford who survived with 2 children.

SAMUEL A. MEANS born Christian Co., Ky., March 13, 1806; died Hopkinsville, Ky., Aug. 16, 1877; married Sarah A. Phaup, July 1, 1830 and later to S. J. Brown, March 1, 1853.

MARTHA JANE REAMS dau of Samuel E. and Hannah B. Burger, born Short Mt., Tenn., Dec. 7, 1830; died Sept. 10, 1877; married Rev. A. H. Reams, Jan. 4, 1853; mother of eight children.

POSTON COUTS born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Mar. 23, 1844; died Clarksville, Tenn. at residence of father, John F. Couts, November 9, 1877.

ELBERT J. DRIVER, JR. s/o Dr. J. E. Driver of Opelika, Ala.; born July 24, 1855; died Alexander City, November 9, 1877.


December 15, 1877

Rev. GREENBERRY KELLY born Maryland, Dec. 13, 1781; s/o Benjamin Kelly and Louisa Green Kelly; moved to Robertson Co., Tenn., 1811; veteran War of 1812; first wife died in 1817 and he married Mary Hamilton who survived him; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, 1826, Kentucky Conference; two sons, Jepthah Kelly, retired Methodist minister and William Kelly, aged 56 years, local Methodist preacher. He died Nov. 9, 1877. "He retained his mind to the last."

JOHN J. JOHNSON born Shelby Co., Ala., Aug. 8, 1834; s/o William and Margaret Johnson; married Martha Strain; died Sept. 31, 1877.

MARTHA M. LOWE wife of J. W. Lowe of Bellbuckle, Tenn.; died Oct. 10, 1877 in her 39th year of age.

JESSIE LEE DAWSON 3rd dau of Rev. Dr. Reuben Kemper and Mary S. Dawson, born Hickman Co., Tenn., Dec. 31, 1870; died Sept. 7, 1877, Maury Co., Tenn.

SARAH ELIZABETH GRAHAM born Tenn., Jan. 7, 1822; eldest dau of Jonathan and Deborah Core; married Thomas H. Graham, Mar. 25, 1877; surviving were husband and four daughters.

OLIN STEVENSON PERKINS infant s/o Rev. Joseph B. and Hibernia M. Perkins of Columbia; born Coos Co., Oregon, Aug. 12, 1876; died Oct. 28, 1877.

ELIA BAKER HUNTER dau of H. G. and J. N. Baker, born Sept. 10, 1838; married T. H. M. Hunter, Feb. 14, 1870; died Nov. 17, 1877; member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

FREDONIA NEAL died October 11, 1877 in her 50th year of age.

Rev. WILLIAM TIMMONS born Hancock Co., Ga., Jan. 18, 1799; died Cave Spring, Ga., Sept. 18, 1877; married (1) Mrs. P. A. Alford; (2) Mrs. M. B. Ellison; three children predeceased him, including a grown son, one of six sons, five being ministers.

ANN HENDERSON died Blanco Co., Texas, Nov. 8, 1877; born Barren Co., Ky., 1801; moved to Illinois 1829 and then to Texas in 1871.

Mrs. MARTHA AMANDA HOWARD born Davie Co., No. Carolina, July 31, 1823; died Mocksville, No. Carolina, Sept. 19, 1877.

CALLIE C. PHILLIPS dau of R. W. and Nancy Phillips died Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 2, 1877.

ANNA PARALEE TURRENTINE dau of Rev. A. D. and Fannie E. Turner, died Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 14, 1877 aged 4 years, 11 months and 6 days.

Tribute of Respect to J. EGBERT JONES who died recently; by law class, Cumberland University, dated Nov. 15, 1877, Lebanon, Tenn. Two of his classmates accompanied his remains home to Arkansas.


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December 22, 1877

Memorial mention for Bishop Enoch M. Marvin who died in St. Louis, Mo., November 26, 1877 in his 55th year of age.

KETURAH MOORE KAVANAUGH wife of Bishop /Hubbard/Kavanaugh, born nr. Huntsville

Ala., Feb. 10, 1810 and died Glasgow, Mo., Nov. 22, 1877; moved to Mo. in 1858; surviving were 6 children from her two marriages.

ALICE B. HARP dau of E. F. and Lizzie Harp, born Overton Co., Tenn., Sept. 26, 1860; died near Parsons, Kansas, September 28, 1877.

OTHO COLES s/o G. W. and Nannie Coles, born June 9, 1875; died Oct. 2_, 1877. CATHARINE C. ALEXANDER wife of Madison H. Alexander, born Prince William Co., Va., May 1, 1809; married M. H. Alexander, May 26, 1835; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., November 23, 1877.

TABITHA H. ARMSTRONG wife of Levi Armstrong, dau of Hardy S. and Sarah A. Nelson, born Feb. 12, 1853; married July 8, 1875; died Columbiana, Ala., Nov. 6, 1877.

JOHN DUPREE born No. Carolina, 1794; died Russell Co., Ark., Nov. 4, 1877.

SALLIE BELL BEDWELL born January 6, 1876; died November 24, 1877.

SARAH LITTLEWOOD WALKER born Selby, Yorkshire, England, June 26, 1805; died Frankfort, Ky., Oct. 20, 1877; married John Walker.

MARGARET ELLEN WOOD dau of John P. and Martha C. Wood, born Nov. 26, 1862 and died November 18, 1877.

ANNIE E. DARNELL wife of Rev. T. S. Darnell, dau of J. W. and Louisa Massey, born Nov. 30, 1846; married Dec. 19, 1867; died Oct. 30, 1877; surviving were husband and three daughters.

VERNON BRIGGS s/o Dr. J. M. and Alice Briggs, born Sept. 13, 1869; died Sept. 16, 1877; the only son in a family of five children.

FANNIE ELEANORE JUDD second dau of Thomas C. and Mary K. Judd, died Wilson Co., Tenn., Nov. 17, 1877 aged about four years old.

Rev. GEORGE W. COLEMAN born Ky., Oct. 10, 1837; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn.; mother died and father turned him over to Creale Shelton who raised him; married Emily Browning, Jan. 2, 1856 and had 7 children; died Oct. 26, 1877.

MARY JANE WRITMER born Muhlenburg Co., Ky., Oct. 20, 1816; died in same, Nov. 23, 1877.

SUSAN H. PEARSON born Wilkes Co., Ga., Aug. 26, 1806; married Thomas G. Pearson, June 16, 1825; died Tallapoosa Co., Ala., at residence of dau-in-law, Mrs. Amanda Pearson, Oct. 14, 1877; her husband died in 1855 and 6 of her 12 children predeceased her.


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