By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2002


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July 7, 1888

SUSAN STITH KAVANAUGH daughter of Richard M. and Frances Stith born Hardin Co., Ky., Nov. 1837; soon moved to Jackson Co., MO, where her mother died leaving her and a sister, Edna; father remarried to Harriet Ferguson, sister of her mother and had more children. Teacher; married (1) William Barre, 1 child born in 1871; (2) Rev. B. T. Kavanaugh, June 16, 1881; died June 11, 1888; burial in Macpelah cemetery.

Miss LIZZIE BOSLEY died Mar. 25, 1888; her sister, Julia, married James Marshall. Nelson Co., Tenn.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. MATTIE PONTON who died May 13, 1888; by Woman's Missionary Society, Gonzales, Texas; undated.

RICHARD THOMAS HASELWOOD born Jan. 8, 1883; died April 11, 1888.


July 14, 1888

Rev. YOUNG EWING, veteran Indian missionary, died June 23, 1888.

Mrs. J. C. COUNTS, South Carolina Conference, died June 23, 1889.

EDDIE LEE child of Rev. E. K. Denton died July 4, 1888.

Rev. THOMAS H. DEAVENPORT, No. Alabama Methodist Conference, died June 30, 1888.

MARY A. TUCKER wife of W. P. Tucker, born Cynthiana, Ky., Mar. 2, 1820; married Nov. 30, 1837; died April 29, 1888.

RANSOM H. HAFLEY born Blount Co., Tenn.; died Mooresville, Ala., May 3, 1888.

SUSAN JANE SPENCER, nee Batte, born Rankin Co., Miss., Nov. 1, 1841; married R. W. Spencer, Jan. 25, 1839; died near Forest Hill, Tenn., May 31, 1888.

Tribute of Respect for LIZZIE W. ALLEN who died May 19, 1888; by Duck River and Woman's Missionary Society, Methodists, dated June 1, 1888.

ABRAM L. SMITH born Logan Co., Ky., Oct. 30, 1820; married (1) Mary Long (died 1877), Mar. 8, 1842; 9 children; (2) Juliet Smith, 1880; died March 18, 1887.

ELIZA S. JOHNS wife of Bluford Johns born Oct. 10, 1854; died May 31, 1888, Rutherford Co., Tennessee.

Dr. G. J. DEBUSK born Abingdon, Va., Nov. 3, 1826; married Elizabeth Crawford, Mar. 11, 1852; moved to Greene Co., Tenn. in 1849; died Washington Co., Ark., May 24, 1888.

Mrs. MARTBA SKIDMORE wife of N. G. Skidmore born Blount Co., Ala., 1838; died Mar. 13, 1888.

Tribute of Respect for Rev. E. T. HART who died recently; by Quarterly Conf., McKenzie District, Memphis Methodist Conference, Benton, Kentucky dated May 12, 1888.


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ALLISON McCAMROCK born middle Tenn., Jan. 13, 1824; moved to Bolivar, Tenn. but in 1852 moved to Kossuth, Miss. where he died April 17, 1888; married Elizabeth daughter of Peyton Jones, June 2, 1853; "a good provider."

CHARLES A. A. BACHMAN son of J. B. and E. C. Bachman born Austin Co., Texas, Feb. 20, 1859; died Mason Co., Texas, April 18, 1888.

WILLIAM A. HOWARD born Coffee Co., Tenn., April 4, 1836; died Fayetteville, Tenn., April 16, 1888.

TURRENTINE WILLIAMS son of M. F. Williams born Bedford Co., Tenn., May 26, 1854; died April. 14, 1888.

ELIZABETH BENTON, nee Groom born Caswell Co., N.C., 1802; died Scott Co., Va., Mar. 11, 1888; mother of fourteen children.


July 21, 1888

ANTHONY BOSSELL HUNDLEY son of Sherwood and Julia Hindley born Washington Co., Ky., Nov. 24, 1815; married Susan Sarah Dorsey (died Oct. 14, 1844), Dec. 15, 1835; (2) Mrs. Julia A. Dorsey (died Jan. 28, 1887), July 9, 1857; he died May 18, 1888.

Dr. R. L. HESTON born Campbell Co., Va., May 23, 1821; moved with parents to Cloverport, Ky. in 1837; married Martha Thomas, Dec. 25, 1852; 3 children. Leitchfield, Ky.; died May 31, 1888.

WILLIAM L. MISER born Blount Co., Tenn., Oct. 5, 1862; died Sept. 24, 1887.

ADDIE JOHNSON, nee Julian, wife of Dr. M. L., Johnson, born Marshall Co., Ala., Jan. 25, 1833; married Feb. 21, 1852; 3 daughters; died recently.

ELIZABETH H. MILTON born Jan. 28, 1797, Berkeley Co., West Va.; moved with parents to Nelson Co., Ky. in 1811; married John Milton, Jan. 20, 1824; he died July 6; 1848; 7 sons, 2 daughters -all according to a memoir she had written. She died in Oplelousas, La., Feb. 29, 1888 to which place she had moved in January with her son, John Z. Milton.

Miss NANCY T. BRYAN daughter of Asa and Edith Bryan born Jan. 2, 1797; died May 16, 1887; had resided for some time with a niece, Mrs. Smith.

CLARY WESTON BROTHERS son of Rev. Charles C. and Mollie Brothers born Elizabeth City, N.C., Nov. 20, 1885; died June 2, 1888.

W. V. KEMPER son of J. J. and Elizabeth Kemper born Jan. 6, 1859; died June 2, 1888; married Ida Jones, April 27, 1880; 4 children.

STATYRA J. OSBORNE daughter of J. H. and Sallie Adams, born Haywood Co., Tenn., Nov. 24, 1846; married J. T. Osborne, Dec. 13, 1865; died near Henning, Tenn., Mar. 28, 1888; had moved with parents to Lauderdale Co., Tenn. in December 1864.

JOHN J. CHISM son of R. H. and E. V. Chism born Monroe Co., Ky., Feb. 12, 1861 moved with parents to Metcalfe Co., Ky. in 1870; moved to Sumner Co., Kans. in 1884; then homesteading in Stevens Co., Kans. three years later; died May 6; 1888.

Dr. B. T. PHIPPS born Brunswick Co., Va.; moved to west Tenn.; graduate, Memphis Medical College, 1849; located in Mooresville, Miss.; died there April 24, 1888 in his 68th year.

MANDER J. LADEN son of Richard and Mary Laden born Jan. 31, 1865; died Hardin Co., Tenn., Feb. 4, 1888.

MARY JENETTE CALDWELL daughter of Sterling F. and Mary Barnes born Marshall Co., Tenn., May 26, 1854; married A. F. Caldwell, Sept. 24, 1874; died Mar. 30, 1888.

JOHN MORESON PERKINS only child of D. L. and M. J. Perkins born Sept. 3, 1886; died April 10 1888, Forest Hill, Tenn.

Tribute of Respect for MrS.C. H. HILL; by Ladies' Aid Society, Tabernacle Meth. Church; undtd.


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GRANVILLE GLEN CLEMENT son of Allen M. and Mollie Clement, grandson of Rev. T. D. Clement, born near Como, Tenn., Nov. 15, 1886; died April 29, 1888.

LURY A. PARKET, nee Harris, wife of John Parket, born Tenn., Dec. 26, 1832; died Manor, Texas, May 27, 1888; 4 children.

LOUISIANA ASKEW born Phillips Co., Ark.; died Austin, Miss., April 21, 1888; 1 daughter.

NORA MANDANA GRAMMER daughter of William H. and Mattie Grammer born June 30, 1887; died April 27, 1888.

PAT HERMON born Dec. 1887; died recently.


July 28, 1888

Dr. HENRY M. COLQUITT born Hancock Co., Ga., July 17, 1824; died Hill Co., Texas, April 10, 1888; moved from Ga. to Overton Co., Tenn. in 1846 where he practiced medicine 40 years; represented the county in state legislature, 1854-1855; 1870-1871; state senate, 1883; a freemason; joined Methodist Church in 1878; went to Texas in search of health in Nov. 1886; "taken" with cancer in the mouth that led to his demise; husband and father.

JULIA OSGOOD BOSWELL daughter of L. S. and M. A. Gash born April 12, 1854; died June 9, 1888; married Thomas Boswell, Nov. 20, 1884.

Rev. WILLIAM DORRIS, aged 26 years, died May 31, 1888, Robertson Co., Tenn.; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in August 1887; preached until illness prevented him doing so.

SAMUEL H. JONES born Hart Co., Ky., Mar. 7, 1823; died Feb. 15, 1888.

ANNIE W. McCLARY daughter of D. R. and S. F. McClary died Columbus, Miss., June 10, 1888 aged 14 years, 2 months and 7 days old.

ELIZABETH BYNUM, nee Murphree born Pickens Dist., S.C., Sept. 3, 1818; moved with parents to Blount Co., Ala.; married Daniel Bynum, Sept. 3, 1838; died April 24, 1888.

Dr. W. D. CARTER born Dickson Co., Tenn. about 1817; moved to Ripley, Miss. about 1840; died May 24, 1888.

GEORGE GRAY MORRIS born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Mar. 23, 1839; moved with family to Ky.; married M. F. Grist, Sept. 6, 1874; died Idlewild, Tenn., May 18, 1888.

WESLEY THURMAN born Bledsoe Co., Tenn., Sept. 18, 1821; married (1) Malinda Hicks (died 1862) 1840; (2) Mrs. Ellen Tatum, Dec. 4, 1870; he died April 22, 1888.

AMANDA J. BYNUM daughter of Elijah and Louisa Majoors born Blount Co., Ala., Sept. 2, 1850; died June 9, 1888; married Uriah D. Bynum, November 26, 1868.

G. W. "Willie" SWIFT born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Nov. 16, 1847; died May 29, 1888.

JESSE PAFFORD born Aug. 7, 1875; died May 10, 1888.

WALLACE NORTHERN, JR. son of Wallace and Lannie Pride Northern, died Nashville, Tenn., June 26, 1888 aged 22 months.

WILLIAM T. SWANN son of John and Puggy Swann born Wilson Co., Tenn. Aug. 10, 1836; died Feb. 25, 1888; a tribute by his fellow freemasons in Ezell Lodge #381.

CYNTHIA A. SENTER wife of Matthew F. Senter died McDonald Co., MO, April 16, 1888; born Graves Co., Ky., May 20, 1845; in 1879 with husband and. 4 children moved near to Rocky Mount, MO.

E. R. DENT born Oct. 4, 1841; died April 20, 1888; married M. A. Chambers, Oct. 3, 1866; 6 children.

LUCY A. BRADSHAW born West Pt., Ark., Aug. 14, 1855; died June 13, 1889, Des Arc, Arkansas.

EMMA GRACE HUGHES daughter of F. M. and M. E. Hughes born Shelby Co., Tenn., Oct. 1, 1878; died Arlington, Tenn., August 28, 1888.

MINERVA WEBB daughter of Elias and Polly Moore, born Feb. 7, 1830; married J. W. Webb, at age 16 years; died Carlisle, Ky., June 11, 1888.


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August 4, 1888

Dr. WYATT SLAUGHTER born Pitt Co., N.C., Feb. 23, 1826; died Ft. Smith, Ark., June 9, 1888; moved with parents to Tipton Co., Tenn.; married Mary A. Fleming, Chapel Hill, Tenn., July 7, 1847; joined Methodist Church in 1844; graduate, Botanico Medical College, Memphis, 1856; most of his years of medical practice spent in Tipton Co.; afterwards for his health eventually settled in Ft. Smith, Ark.

WILLIAM A. WHERRY born Sumner Co., Tenn., Oct. 8, 1808; married Narcissa Cain, Nov. 27, 1833 and in 1836 moved to Nashville, Tenn.; member of McKendree Methodist Church; a hatter by trade; died May 25, 1888; 6 children, 3 surviving him -Mrs. W. A. Benson, W. A. Wherry, Jr. (Chicago); Mrs. G. A. Ligon, Clarksville, Tenn.

MARY SOPHIA McDONNELL, nee Jones, born June 24, 1824; died near Huntsville, Ala., May 6, 1888; married Archie McDonnell, Mar. 1846; 8 children.

EMILY McBROOM wife of Stephen McBroom born Brunswick Co., Va., Jan. 25, 1818; married Nov. 28, 1848; died Nov. 21, 1886; 4 children; widowed she successfully reared her children.

KITTIE A. LOGAN, nee Sandusky, born Washington Co., Ky., Dec. 12, 1821; daughter of Rev. John Sandusky; her husband and only child, Mrs. Ray, predeceased her; she died Aug. 14, 1887.

BESSIE daughter of E. P. and Laura REED, granddaughter of F. M. and Mary Roberts, died June 2, 1888 aged twenty-one months.

JOHN MICHAEL WEBER born Heddesbach, Baden, Germany, Mar. 21, 1830; left native land Mar. 28, 1852 and arrived in New Orleans, July 4, 1853; died Washington Co., Ark., May 22, 1888.

Mrs. SALLIE F. PALMER, nee Parsons born Logan Co., Ky., July 29, 1853; died in that county in residence of her father, Joshua Parsons, May 5, 1888.

L. D. GILLILAND died Overton Co., Tenn., May 6, 1888. His wife, ETTIE, daughter of Anson Christian, died May 18, 1888; one daughter.

JANE VAUGHN born Aug. 25, 1806; died June 11, 1888; 2 children, 9 grandchildren, 17 great- grandchildren.

E. J. POWELL born Dec. 19, 1840; died April 20, 1888; married Austin Powell.

DICY RANDALL daughter of Stephen and Jane McReynolds, born Bledsoe Co., Tenn., Jan. l0, 1811; died April 28, 1888; 8 children.

FRANCES A. McKAMIE daughter of Wilson A. and Jane Carr; granddaughter of Jack Carr; born May 25, 1827; married William McKamie, Jan. 19, 1847; died 5 miles east of Gallatin, Tenn., Jan. 16, 1888.

NETTIE MAY WYATT daughter of William R. and Cornelia Wyatt born Toledo, Ark., Feb. 20, 1876; died Arlington, Tenn., Jan. 7, 1888.

MARY RATCHFORD, nee Beard, born June 13, 1821; married R. K. Ratchford, Jan. 1, 1851; died May 7, 1887.

JULIA N. DUNCAN born June 10, 1859; died May 1, 1888.

Mrs. M. R. BARTON, nee McDaniel, born Dec. 30, 1868; died Nov. 3, 1887.


August 11, 1888

Rev. EDWARD T. JONES son of John and Martha Jones, born Limestone Co., Ala., June 24, 1824; died Woodruff Co., Ark., May 28, 1888; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1854; ordained deacon in 1856; ordained elder in 1858; served as circuit and station preacher, presiding elder and member of General Conference; married four times, the last time, Mar. 20, 1855 to Henrietta daughter of Rev. Burwell Lee; left 2 daus., 1 son, surviving.

JESSIE ERENE HILL daughter of George and Hallie Hill born Oct. 3, 1885; died May 4, 1888.

SUSAN E. JOHNSON wife of B. P. Johnson died Feb. 10, 1888 aged 44 years.


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SHELLEY COLUMBUS GOOCH born Robertson Co., Tenn., Sept. 16, 1841; taught school in early adulthood; married Buena Vista Tyson, 1866; druggist and merchant; died June 18, 1888.

NANCY TURNER born 1834; married F. M. Turner, 1850; joined Methodist Church at Baker's Chapel, Benton Co., Tenn.; died Feb. 20, 1888; 11 children.

BETTIE A. RAMSEY wife of Rev. Thomas P. Ramsey, Memphis Methodist Conference, born Hardeman Co., Tenn., Sept. 6, 1834; married Oct. 11, 1854; died Bolivar, Tenn., June 13, 1888; cancer.

THAD T. ADAMS born McNairy Co., Tenn., Jan. 18, 1829; married M. E. Randolph, Sept. 5, 1853; joined Methodist Church Sept. 12, 1853; died Corinth, Miss., June 16, 1888.

JAMES BECKETT born Mecklenburg Co., N.C., Sept. 10, 1820; moved to Tenn. in boyhood; married Martha Perry, July 25, 1850; died near Bigbyville, Tenn., Jan. 26, 1888.

STEPHEN BEASLEY born Granville Co., N.C., Sept. 26, 1804; died Graves Co., Ky., Dec. 3, 1887; surviving 1 son, 4 daughters.

P. R. STUART born Montgomery Co., N.C., Jan. 12, 1828; died Chester Co., Tenn., April 21, 1888; married Julia A. Ramsey, Dec. 8, 1852; 7 children.

Mrs. MARY DAVIS born Russell Co., Ky., 1834; died there June 15, 1888.

MARTHA ELLEN COLEY wife of W. M. Coley, daughter of W. M. and M. A. Givens, born Feb. 11, 1862; married Aug. 27, 1877; died April 30, 1888.

DOUGLAS CAMPBELL BROYLES son of D. W. and P. M. Broyles born April 8, 1886; died June 4, 1888.

ELIZABETH BARNETT BREEDING wife of Rev. James Breeding, mother of Rev. S. K. Breeding, Louisville Conference, born Adair Co., Ky., Jan. 13, 1807; married Oct. 14, 1824; joined Methodist Church June 1829; died April 20, 1888.

ELIZA A. HOLMAN daughter of Elias and Mary Button, born Barren Co., Ky., July 16, 1814; died there, June 18, 1888; married 1837; husband died Sept. 15, 1883; 10 children.

GEORGE W. STAMPER son of Dewitt Stamper and wife, born Franklin Co., Tenn., Jan. 31, 1863; died Winchester, Tenn., May 10, 1888; married Susie Alford, 1881; 1 child.

Mrs. SALLIE DRAKE born N.C., Nov. 18, 1809; died Dickson Co., Tenn., May 19, 1888; moved with parents to Dickson Co. when she was two years old; married Dec. 29, 1825; 10 children.

IRENE GAULT wife of William Milton Gault died Gadsden, Ala., June 15, 1888 aged 19 years.

FRANCIS D. FERGUSON daughter of J. D. and Francis Ferguson died April 25, 1888.

HOMER G. son of Z. H. and Mattie WILLIS born July 29, 1884; died June 18, 1888. "Homer was the pet of the family."


August 18, 1888

MARY ROGERS widow of Dr. Lewis Rogers, mother of Mrs. B. M. Messick, died Louisville, Ky., August 2, 1888.

LUDWELL H. ESTES born Columbia, Tenn., July 18, 1801; his father, Dr. L. Estes, died young; he learned the trade of a tailor; married Ann Nea; 9 children; died Huntsville, Ala., October 23, 1887.

WILLIAM A. PAINE born Bledsoe Co., Tenn., Feb. 17, 1850; married in 1873; died June 27, 1888.

ROBERT NATHANIEL HERBERT died in residence of son-in-law, G. L. Carmichael, June 3, 1888 in his 77th year of age [born Aug. 4, 1811]; married Elizabeth Cummings, Nov. 4, 1831; 9 ch.

MARY ANN FERRELL born Amelia Co., Va., Feb. 2, 1832; daughter of John and Matilda Frith; married A. B. Ferrell, Sept. 1879; died Panola Co., Miss., March 29, 1888.

MOSCO GARNETT son of James and Polly Garnett born Oct. 8, 1829; died June 18, 1888, Trigg Co., Ky.


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Dr. JOHN SATCHELL MARTIN born Alexandria, Va., Sept. 7, 1815; his father was of Scots descent; his mother was a daughter of Robert Lamphier of Huguenot descent; he was licensed to preach in 1834; married Susan Ruff, Rockbridge Co., Va., Feb. 1838; died July 8, 1888. "His hair was but slightly turned [graying], his face was smooth-shaven and free from the deep corrugations which mark advancing age and his eyes never accepted artificial aids." His appointments:

The appointments or his ministry were: 1835-36, junior preacher on Lexington Circuit; 1837, Staunton Station; 1838-9, Botetourt Circuit; 1840, Lewistown Station, Pa.; 1841, Lewisburg Circuit; 1842, Winchester Circuit; 1843, Front Royal Circuit; 1844, Baltimore City Station; 1845-6, Leesburg Station; 1847-8, North Baltimore Station; 1849-50, East Baltimore Station; 1851, Jefferson Circuit; 1852-3, Winchester Station; 1854, Loudoun Circuit; 1855-6, Exeter Station, Baltimore; 1857, Fayette Street Station, Baltimore; 1858-9, presiding elder Roanoke District; 1860-1, Charles Street Station, Baltimore. In 1861 Dr. Martin left Baltimore for Virginia, where he served through the years of the war. In 1862, he preached in Lexington, Va., and throughout Rockbridge County; 1863-5, preached in Lexington one Sabbath, and on the alternate Sabbath on Lexington District, with ten pastoral charges, serving without temporal support. At the close of the war it was his privilege to participate in the good work by which the Lexington Stations of the Baltimore and Virginia Conferences were happily united. In October, 1865, Dr. Martin went to Baltimore to open Eutaw Hall as a place of worship for Central Station. He was urgently requested to take charge of the newly-domiciled Church. But this call he felt constrained to decline. To his ear there was another call, louder and more earnest. This was to serve the impoverished Churches near Lexington. To this work he had been appointed, and to it he felt that his labor was due, though, so far as money was concerned, his services must be unrequited.

In February, 1866, the Conference met in Alexandria, and he formally united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He was then appointed presiding elder of the Washington District. He found seven pastoral charges. The work of reorganization was before him. He served four years, and at the expiration of his term reported twenty appointments.

In March, 1870 he was appointed presiding elder to the Baltimore District, where he served four years; and in 1874 he was appointed to the Rockingham District, whence he was removed after one year’s service, and appointed to Staunton Station. The years 1875-8-years of notable prosperity –were spent in Staunton Station. The congregation increased until every part of the spacious house of worship was filled. The word was in demonstration of the spirit and of power, and many souls were added to the Church of those "being saved." In March, 1879, he was sent to the Rockingham District, which he served four years. Three years were then spent in the Winchester Station, two subsequently as presiding elder of the Winchester District; and then, in March, 1888, he was appointed to St. Paul, in the city of Baltimore, where his work ended; ended so we say, but it will still be prosecuted through the many agencies which, by the blessing of God, he was enabled to fit and inspire for holy service.


WILLIAM D. "Willie" MATTHEWS, JR. son of Rev. W. D. and Nannie Matthews, Ark. Conference, born LaFayette Co., Miss., Feb. 16, 1871; drowned in Spadra Creek, Clarksville, Ark., June 29, 1888.

NANCY EMILY LATIMER daughter of Rev. William B. and N. D. Ramsey, born Gibson Co., Tenn., Mar. 5, 1852; died June 25 1888; married Thomas J. Latimer June 3, 1879; moved to Union City, Tenn.; died June 25, 1888; 2 ch., 4 stepchildren.

Miss BETTY RYE born near Smithville, Miss., 1867; died May 5, 1888.

Mrs. E. R. STRICKLIN daughter of William and Lucretia Ann Jones, born Sept. 18, 1842; died April 10, 1888; 6 children, 5 surviving her.

GEORGE W. HEARN born April 30, 1818; married Mary Price, Oct. 1, 1850; died May 8, 1888.

ALLEN SAMUEL RICHESON son of G. W. L. and Martha Richeson, born Warren Co., Ky., Aug. 10, 1856, died Mar. 7, 1888.

EMILY CRAWLEY, nee Shelley, born June 23, 1834; died June 3, 1834; died June 2, 1888; daughter o f Daniel and Margaret Shelley, one of ten children.

Dr. MILTON Y. HEISKELL born Lee Co., Va., Aug. 11, 1821; died Knoxville, Tenn., May 17, 1888; graduate, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., and in 1855 settled in Abingdon, Va., in 1881 moved to Concord, Tenn. but moved on to Knox Co. where he died; surviving his widow and three children.

LIZETTA C. HOCKER daughter of Joseph and Altha Leach, born Sept. 2, 1826; died June 22, 1888; married J. W. Hocker, Dec. 2, 1851.

JULIA A. KELLY born April 10, 1838; married W. J. Black, Jan. 18 1873; died July 7 1888.

FREDDY son of W. J. and S. A. KINARD died recently aged 11 months.

MARY MORTON daughter of John and Cora JOHNSON died June 23, 1888 aged 19 days.


August 25, 1888

JOSEPH DASHIELL EVANS son of Rev. J. H. Evans born Jackson, Tenn., May 10, 1868; formerly of Dyersburg, moved to Jackson last Feb. where he died June 8, 1888.

MORRIS LINDLEY son of John and Mary Lindley born Mar. 14, 1882; died May 14, 1888.


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MARY KIRKPATRICK WILSON wife of Dr. Robert M. Wilson youngest daughter of Rev. J. M. and N. W. Kirkpatrick, died June 21, 1888; married Dec. 24, 1884.

FLORENCE A. TURNAGE daughter of Rev. H. J. Turner, Memphis Methodist Conference, born Oct. 10, 1866; died in Memphis, Tenn., June 14, 1888; wife of C. H. Turnage.

WILLIAM PORTER CECIL eldest son of Lloyd and Jenny (Porter) Cecil, born near Lipscomb, Tenn., July 27, 1870; died Feb. 29, 1888.

ELIZABTH FOSTER GASH daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Weaver born June 26, 1817; died May 1, 1888; married Burdet S. Gash, Nov. 30, 1843.

N. G. GIBSON married H. L. Ownby, Aug. 15, 1857; died Carroll Co., Tenn., June 14, 1888 aged 58 years.

CAROLINA NORWOOD died in residence of son-in-law, J. W. Hartsell, June 22, 1888 in her 76th year of age.

JOHN WILLIAM AKIN son of John and Catherine Akin born Maury Co., Tenn., Feb. 21, 1836; died same county, May 29, 1888; married (1) Mary Ann Gaines, Aug. 27, 1856; children, Ann and George Gant Akin, both of whom had died; (2) Virginia English, Nov. 30, 1865; 6 children.

SYL VINA MILLER born Orangeburg Dist., S.C., Sept. 4, 1804; died Clay Co., Miss., June 8, 1888; married Alexander Miller and moved to Chickasaw Co., Miss. in 1845.

VENA OWEN daughter of Lee and Carrie Owen born Sept. 27, 1886; died Sept. 5, 1887.

Rev. M. H. FIELDING born Dec. 6, 1826; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1854; ordained deacon in 1857; ordained elder 1859; married Mary Olive, Lauderdale Co., Ala.; died recently.

MARGARET MARBRY, nee Burr, born N.C., Sept. 14, 1811; married Rev. W. H. Mabry, Aug. 26, 1833; died Jan. 11, 1888. Husband died May 19, 1852 leaving 4 sons, 1 daughter.

JAMES M. PORTERFIELD, "our attorney-general", born Hardin Co., Tenn., Mar. 1, 1839; died Mar. 13, 1888; married (1) Mary Reeder, Jan. 13, 1869; 5 sons, 2 daus.; (2) Mary Wood, April 14, 1887; 1 child, born a month after he died.

B. M. BALDWIN born Jan. 31, 1823; married Fannie Sanford; moved to Harrison Co., Texas in 1851; wife died Aug. 31, 1865; he married Mrs. Dora Newell, Oct. 23, 1870; he died June 17, 1888.

JOHN WESLEY son of J. W. and J. F. MCCASKEY born Mar. l0, 1887; died Camden, Ala., June 27, 1888.


September 1, 1888

THOMAS SUMNER McFERRIN born Williamson co., Tenn., Mar. 31, 1847; died Bedford Co., Tenn., August 18, 1888; a "preacher son" of A. P. McFerrin; surviving were widow and 5 children.

THOMAS WOLDRIDGE BULLOCK born Franklin, Tenn., Mar. 21, 1836; died Washington, D. C., June 23, 1888; attorney; represented Williamson Co., Tenn. in the House of Representatives, Tenn., 1882-1883; a newspaper correspondent (''as a writer he was clear, explicit and painstaking as to detail"); married Alice Wharton, 1868; daughters, Amanda, Annie Mary, Bessie.

SARAH MATILDA WILKINS, nee Jones, born Sumter Co., Ga., April 15, 1823; died Corvallis, Oregon, June 25, 1888; at age 22 went to live in Eufaula, Ala.; married W. L. Wilkins; moved to Choctaw Co., Ala. in 1856 and to Panola Co., Miss. in 1866 and then on to Oregon; 13 ch.

DONNIE SHARP son of S. F. and Mary Sharp, died June 19, 1888 in residence of grandfather, James M. Medlin, Jackson, Tenn., aged 14 years.

HENRY VIVIAN son of Dr. J. K. and Sallie BARLOW died June 4, 1888, Savannah, Tennessee.

THOMAS JEFFERSON PENN, SR. born Dec. 8, 1810; died Patrick Co., Va., July 2, 1888; cousin of Rev. Abraham Penny, Virginia Methodist Conference.


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Hon. WILLIAM H. THORNTON born Wilkes Co., Ga., January 1, 1815; died Talladega, Ala., May 17, 1888; merchant; several-terms probate judge of Talladega Co., Ala.; married Emeline White, April 1837.

J. W. SMITH son of Rufus and Martha Smith died Lincoln Co., Tenn., June 29, 1888.

GEORGIA VIOLA HALL born Nov. 1, 1876; died Henderson, Ky., June 27, 1888.

JOHN F. STEWART born Nov. 11, 1834; died Nov. 11, 1887; married Nancy Dunn; 1 son, 1 dau.

ANNIE KENNEDY, Columbus, Miss., married Dr. J. O. Kennedy, Dec. 9, 1887; died July 8, 1888.

M. L. BURR widow of Rev. William Burr, Tennessee Methodist Conference, died Franklin, Tenn., June 4, 1888; 1 dau., deceased; a stepson survived her.

MINNIE H. BASS daughter of F. H. and Mary Bass born Aug. 7, 1880; died Mar. 9, 1888.

RACHEL WYATT JONES wife of Kirby Jones died McCracken Co., Ky., July 9, 1888 in her 85th year of age; native of Rowan Co., N.C.

MARYETTA BALLEW BROWN daughter of Thomas and Nancy J. Ballew, born Clinton Co., Ky., Oct. 20, 1870; married Joseph Brown, July 30, 1885; died May 25, 1888.

Mrs. N. M. WOOSLEY daughter of J. B. and Sarah Johnson, born Jan. 7, 1839; died June 20, 1888.

ROSE ANN STALIENS daughter of R. W. and G. W. Cook, born July 14, 1866; married Ezekiel Staliens, Jan. 11, 1882; died May 11, 1888; three daughters.

EDDIE LEE daughter of Rev. E. K. and Mattie Lee DENTON died July 4, 1888 aged 3 months.

BETTIE PITT EASON daughter of Thomas and Sallie Eason born Sept. 12, 1883; died June 12, 1888

JIMMIE HENRY son of J. S. and E. A. Martin born Jan. 14 and died June 29, 1888.


September 8, 1888

Miss ELIZABETH CAMERON born Pickens Co., Ala., April 8, 1838; died Corinth, Miss., June 30, 1888; three brothers were Methodist preachers, William Cameron, dec.; J. D. Cameron and Thomas Cameron.

Mrs. REBECCA RUTHAR born Pickens Co., Ala., Aug. 30, 1854; died West Pt., Miss., May 20, 1888.

ELBERT EARLY son of J. M. and Sallie FULTON born Nov. 5, 1886; died July 11, 1888.

HARRIET MOORE BEASLEY born July 4, 1822; married Sept. 20, 1843; died June 15, 1888.

RICHARD S. SUBLETT born May 30, 1843; son of Rev. William Sublett and wife, died July 10, 1888.

CANTlE JONES LINTEN born Marshall Co., Ky., Nov. 29, 1860; married D. A. Linten, Feb. 12, 1884; died Fulton Co., Ky., July 7, 1888; 2 children, 1 deceased.

GEORGE THOMAS son of Francis and Fannie HALEY died July 10, 1888 aged 2 years, 7 months and 28 days.

Mrs. M. J. GREER, Bethel congregation in Memphis Conference, died near Memphis, May 15, 1888; born Roane Co., Tenn., 1815; came with parents to west Tenn. in 1826; married D. S. Greer, Paris, Tenn., 1835 and moved to north Miss. in 1836; moved to Memphis in 1842 and in 1848 to Buntyn Station.

SARAH HENDERSON, nee Seybold, died August 1, 1888 in her 55th year of age; married (1) James White; (2) George A. Anderson, Mt. Carmel, Ky.; no children.

ANNA VICTORIA PINSON daughter of James and Savannah Eatherly, born Jan. 15, 1852; married Feb. 17, 1870; 9 children; died Jan. 26, 1888.

MARY ELIZABETH GARRISON, nee Callahan, born Marshall Co., Miss., Nov. 19, 1852; died Weakley Co., Tenn., June 12, 1888; married A. J. Garrison in 1875.

EARNEST son of Wesley and Lizzie PITCOCK born June 22, 1888; died June 23, 1888.


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ROSE ANNA daughter of G. W. and Mary Cook born Bedford Co., Tenn., July 14, 1866; married Ezekiel Stallings, Jan. 11, 1882; died May 11, 1888.

LULA B. McCLUNG, nee Ballatine, born Dyer Co., Tenn., May 25, 1861; married Ed McClung, Arkadelphia, Ark., Feb. 25, 1884; 1 child; died June 26, 1888.

MALCOLM EVERETT ROGUE only son of James A. and Nellie Rogue died Paris, Texas, June 22, 1887 aged 14 months and 16 days old.

Major SMITH CARNEY born Nov. 20, 1804; died Jan. 30, 1888.

Mrs. MARY A. STONER born Oct. 9, 1815; married Nov. 6, 1834; died July 14, 1888; mother of John B. and Mary Morrison, wife of Rev. A. C. Morrison.

ANN SMITHSON daughter of William and Mary Cheatham; married T. S. Smithson, Mar. 27, 1823; died May 17, 1888 aged 84 years and 14 days old.

ADOLPHUS "Dolph" S. RUTHERFORD 'son of Augustus and Elizabeth Rutherford, born Sept. 1, 1874; died Russell Co., Ala., June 29, 1888.

FANNIE BILLUPS WATSON daughter of Wheeler and Alice Watson died July 24, 1888 aged 6 years, 4 months and 5 days old.

Major WILLIAM S. HURT died Maury Co., Tenn., July 14, 1888 aged 67 years; married Mary Foglemann; 8 children.

J. RUFUS BOYD son of Rev. J. Marion Boyd, S.C. Methodist Conference, born Newberry, S.C.; died Charleston, S.C., aged 22 years, 4 months and 21 days old.

ANN CALLAWAY daughter of Rev. Elisha Callaway, born S.C.; died Mason, Miss., April 24, 1888.

Rev. JOSEPH "Joe" L. GREGORY born Jan. 16, 1816; died near Sacramento, Ky., April 28, 1888; married Emily Washington, Oct. 6, 1836; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1859.

LEILA PAGE daughter of Edmund Yeargin, Rutherford Co., Tenn.; born Feb. 26, 1861; married Robert J. Page, Nov. 12, 1880; 1 son, 8 months old who died a week before she died; she died July 6, 1888.

WILLIAM MONROE BAIRD born Barren Co., Ky., Jan. 29, 1876; died June 23, 1888. LaRue Co., Ky.

Tribute of Respect for WILLIAM MONROE BAIRD who died recently [June 23, 1888]; by a Methodist Church group; undated.

MARY FANNIE MATHEWS born July 21, 1841; married W. H. Mathews, Sept. 28, 1865; died recently.

MAGGIE MYRTLE BRADFORD daughter of Samuel A. and Bettie Bradford died July 11, 1888 aged 6 months, 2 weeks old.

MARIA C. FANT daughter of Bernard and Sarah Barber born Stafford Co., Va., Mar. 23, 1841; married E. T. Fant, Dec. 22, 1870; died Holly Springs, Miss., July 12, 1888.

SARAH BROWN, wife of J. L. Brown, born June 16, 1809; died June 27, 1888.

AGNES JOHNSON daughter of J. F. Johnson and wife, born June 9, 1884; died Aug. 18, 1885; her mother died June 15, 1888 leaving an infant.

WILLIAM COCHRAN born Pasco Co., Fla., Sept. 1, 1887 in residence of grandfather, Dr. W. W. Cochran; died Clarksville, Tenn., July 28, 1888.

JOHN W. SHERRELL born Wilson Co., Tenn., June 16, 1837; moved to Madison Co., Tenn. when young ; married Sallie Robbinson, Aug. 7, 1867; 10 children; died Madison Co., Tenn. July 3, 1888.

ANN GREEN wife of Frank Green born Sept. 13, 1845; died Feb. 14, 1888.

J. W. D. F. ERWIN born April 18, 1818; died June 25, 1888; "a good father."

JOHN GIROD WEIR son of W. H. and Sophie Weir born Mar. 27, 1887; died July 9, 1888.


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PHILIP S. son of F. S. and Jennie GRAY born Aug. 16, 1884; died July 8, 1888.

ELIZA (Brown) JESSEE born Nov. 5, 1859; died May 25, 1888; surviving was an "irreligious husband."

GROVER CLEVELAND COLLIER son of D. D. and Lucy Collier. born Mar. 21, 1884; died near Waverly Tenn., May 25, 1888.

HENRY MAYBERRY born May 30, 1808; married Dotia Ellen Kinser, Dec. 25, 1827; died Sawdust Valley, Tenn., July 16, 1888.

FLORENCE daughter of John T. and Bobbie HANCOCK born Dec. 4, 1886; died Aug. 27, 1888. Her sister, RUTH, born Dec. 11, 1887; died June 28, 1888.

CLARA V. only child of J. L. and Addie SIMS born Feb. 3, 1888; died May 21, 1888.


September 15, 1888

Rev. G. M. G. DUNKIN, preacher in charge of the Moulton Circuit, Alabama, died Aug. 7, 1888.

WILLIAM NIXON WILLIAMS born Dickson Co., Tenn., Mar. 28, 1852; died Mar. 24, 1888.

LUCY FRANCES KINDRICK wife of R. D. Kindrick, daughter of R. W. and Martha Wray, born Dyer Co., Tenn., Oct. 6, 1863; died McNairy Co., Tenn., Aug. 7, 1888.

NANCY FROGGE born Mar. 1, 1823; died May 25, 1888; married John W. Frogge, Mar. 3, 1850; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

MARY RANKIN BARBEE daughter of J. D. Barbee, DD, and Margaret Rankin Barbee born Oct. 17, 1875; died Aug. 3, 1888.

FANNIE McKELVEY wife of Banks McKelvey, daughter of W. T. Muse, Henderson, Tenn., born Nov. 27, 1866; died Aug. 4, 1888; married Nov. 10, 1886; surviving was an infant son.

CHARLES BURTON CANFIELD born N.C., 1829; moved with parents to Lowndes Co., Ala. in 1837; married Eliza Lenoir, 1882; died June 23, 1888.

MATILDA SMITH, nee Gillispie born Wayne Co., Ky., Feb. 1, 1843; married W. G. Smith, Dec. 5, 1867; moved to Russell Co., Ky.; died July 17, 1888; 4 sons, 4 daus.

A. M. CONNALLY died near Bazette, Texas, June 19, 1888; born Marshall Co., Ala.; married Nannie Davis, 1862; 6 children.

FERDIE HAZE LAMB child of A. H. and Maggie Lamb born June 11, 1888; died June 30, 1888.

ELLEN B. GREEN died June 30, 1888 in her 68th year of age.

REBECCA W. SCHROCK born Scott Co., Ky., April 30, 1818; died Denver, Col., July 5, 1888; husband, Thomas P. Schrock died Sept. 1884; 1 son.

LAVINIA daughter of Thomas and Lou Mendenall born April 17, 1873; died Shelby Co., Tenn., July 12, 1888.

SAMANTHA E. JONES daughter of W. B. and Matilda Spruiell, wife of Dr. G. M. Jones, born Aug. 21, 1854; married April 28, 1874; died St. Clair Co., Ala., Apr. 13, 1888; 6 children, 4 surv. her.

ADELINE JONES born Aug. 23, 1836; died May 17, 1888.

MARY E. BARKER, nee Chapell born Daviess Co., Ky., June 25, 1826; married Reuben N. Barker, June 26, 1845; died June 11, 1888; 1 daughter.

NOE DILLS died Aug. 18, 1888.

CHUMLEY BOURDAN CANNON son of Charles and Mary A. Cannon born Nov. 23, 1864; died July 13, 1888.

LENNIE J. THOMPSON son of Willie and Susie Thompson died Cheatham Co., Tenn., Aug. 5, 1888 aged 19 years.


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LABAN BECRAFT son of Aquila and Mariah Becraft born Md., Sept. 2, 1818; died April 30, 1888; married (1) Miss Parker; 5 sons, 2 daus.; (2) Mahala Heathman, Oct. 18, 1876.

NANCY ELENOR BELLEW born Nov. 24, 1831; married Giles Bellew, Mar. 11, 1847; died June 25, 1888.

FRANCES ELIZABETH FARMER, nee Heflin, born July 23, 1846; married John C. H. Farmer, Mar. 31, 1864; died May 24, 1888.

ABBIE DYE daughter of M. and Jane Dye died Feb. 20, 1888 aged 13 years, 2 months old.

FANNIE LAWRENCE born June 17, 1848; married T. Lawrence, Feb. 18, 1868; died Jan. 18, 1888.

Dr. JOHN W. CLARY born N.C., July 28, 1821; moved to Tenn. in 1850 near Unionville where he died June 26, 1888.

Dr. B. F. WILKINS born Mar. 6, 1829; died Humboldt, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1888; married Sallie E. Mason, Feb. 22, 1860; 4 children.

OVID TASO FEATHERSTONE born near Greenfield, Tenn., Nov. 4, 1870; died July 23, 1888; oldest child of T. J. and A. E. Featherstone.

Rev. W. J. H. MARTIN born Ga., Jan. 28, 1813; moved with parents to Lincoln Co., Tenn. in 1818; moved to Carroll Co., Ark. in 1848; to Fulton Co., Ark. about 1855 where he died Dec. 23, 1887.

SUSIE HERRIN daughter of W. G. and Mary Meadows; married Herman E. Herrin, Mar. 10, 1886; died July 2, 1888.

A. SUMMERFIELD ALEXANDER son of Rev. William and Mary (Davis) Alexander died near Dayton, Tenn., July 5, 1888.

MAY E. DYKE born Feb. 26, 1862; died Marshall Co., Ky., July 26, 1888.

GEORGE FOSTER son of Samuel and E. Mills born Sept. 15, 1884; died July 31, 1888.

MURTIE KINDRICK daughter of R. D. and Lucy Kindrick born McNairy Co., Tenn., Sept. 8, 1887; died Oct. 27, 1887.


September 22, 1888

Rev. WILLIAM McDOWELL ABBOTT, 59 years old, Methodist preacher, died May 11, 1888.

JOSHUA SOULE WATERFIELD son of Dr. A. P. and Isabella Waterfield, born Calloway Co., Ky., Jan. 24, 1861; died Union City, Tenn., July 31, 1888; married Lila Stanbrough, Nov. 5, 1888.

JANE W. BECKETT daughter of Bunna and Sarah Gresham born July 9, 1832; married A. S. Bryant, Jan. 11, 1855 but he was killed at Perryville battle, Oct. 8, 1862; 4 children; married J. W. Beckett, Feb. 21, 1871; died Mar. 29, 1888.

HARDIN S. PEACH born Williamson Co., Tenn., Mar. 9, 1817; died Nashville, Tenn., June 2, 1888; married Mary Seaberry, April 2, 1845; 7 children, 1 surviving him.

ISABELLA McQUEEN, nee McTaggert, born Argyleshire, Scotland, Aug. 20, 1805; died ten miles west of Nashville, Tenn., May 16, 1888; married Angus McQueen, Dec. 15, 1835; 5 sons; oldest son, Alexander, died in 1881; came from Scotland to Canada in 1849 and then to Davidson Co., Tenn. in 1865.

ALICE LUMPKIN born Austin, Ky., Aug. 30, 1855; married J. A. Lumpkin, Dec. 10, 1874; moved to Dresden, Tenn. and Later to Fayetteville, Tenn. where she died July 29, 1888; 6 children.

Mrs. ANNIE ARMSTRONG HOUSE died July 26, 1888, Columbia, Tenn.

LIZZIE MAY WEBB daughter of W. H. and E. C. Webb born Fayetteville, Tenn., Aug. 1874; died Aug. 16, 1888.

ANDREW COLE died near Ralston, Tenn., April 18, 1888 aged 95 years.

WILLIAM EDWARD RUCKER son of John W. and Tennessee Rucker, born Apr. 30, 1869; died Mar. 25, 1888


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MARGARET POLEMMA PATRICK born Jan. 12, 1858; died July 31, 1888.

CHARLES A. FRENCH born Baltimore, Md., Feb. 16, 1814; married Feb. 12, 1835; died Aug. 6, 1888.

JOHN H. KIRK son of W. H. and M. S. Kirk born Hartsville, Ala.; died in Tenn. [no date given].

ELBRIDGE H. BARTLEY born Tenn., Jan. 24, 1842; died Aug. 7, 1888.

PERCIVAL T. GREEN son of Joseph T. and Ann Green born Haywood Co., Tenn., Sept. 4, 1850; moved with parents to Phillips Co., Ark.; married Lizzie Green, Nov. 7, 1883; 1 dau.; Grandson of Richard Taylor of Tabernacle, Haywood Co.; at his death, August 3, 1888, his body was returned for burial in the Tabernacle cemetery.

JOHN CHRISTIAN RAY born Murfreesboro, Tenn., Oct. 23, 1853; married Esora Lee Ellis, Nov. 16, 1884; died near Fayetteville, Tenn., July 28, 1888.

KATE C. STEARMAN daughter of George R. and Virginia Cowherd; wife of R. A. Stearman, born Aug. 13, 1858; died Taylor Co., Ky., April 16, 1888.

MARVIN CLINTON SMITH son of Richard and Jane Smith born Jan. 29, 1888; died July 4, 1888.

NANCY HUNTER KRUSE wife of George J. Kruse, oldest child of Peter and Agnes Hunter, born Wayne Co., Ky., Jan. 22, 1824; married Oct. 3, 1865; died Chicot Co., Ark., Aug. 2, 1888.

KINCHEN LEE HARALSON born Troup Co., Ga., Dec. 1, 1831; died Chambers Co., Ala., July 23, 1888.

JOHN MORGAN SUMMERS born Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 14, 1879; died in residence of maternal grandfather, Irby Morgan, June 26, 1888.

JOHN F. BLAKEMORE born near Ralston, Tenn., Mar. 23, 1868; died Aug. 9; 1888.

HELEN ALLEN daughter of James and Ella Applewhite, Cross Co., Ark., born July 17, 1874; died July 29, 1888.

WILLIAM McBURNEY born Pa., Feb. 12, 1809; moved to Ky. in 1828; died Carroll Co., Ky., July 29, 1888; married Catharine Mitchell, Jan. 16, 1834.

SOPHIA JANE GILES born July 12, 1860; married John F. Giles, Sept. 22, 1880; died Bethesda, Tenn., July 26, 1888; 2 children; one deceased, the other a five year old son; when she was too weak to speak, "she by signs called him to her bedside and had him kiss her goodbye."

SARAH E. DYCUS wife of S. L. Dycus born Aug. 12, 1853; died June 15, 1888; married July 6, 1881.

HALBERT COMER GRAHAM son of W. J. and M. J. Graham died near Irene, Texas, Aug. 4, 1888 aged 13 years, 2 months and 18 days old.


September 29, 1888

General GEORGE GIBBS DIBRELL born April 12, 1822; died May 9, 1888; farming, merchandizing, county affairs filled his days until the Civil War when he gave a noteworthy account of himself in military service. Served in the U.S. Senate for ten years.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1971, Washington, D. C., 1971, page 856:

DIBRELL, George Gibbs, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Sparta, White County, Tenn., April 12, 1822; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the East Tennessee University, Knoxville, Tenn., in 1843; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and practiced; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits; justice of the peace and county court clerk of White County, Tenn., for many years; during the Civil War volunteered in the Confederate Army and served from 1861 to 1865; rose from private to lieutenant colonel of Infantry and colonel of Cavalry, and was discharged as brigadier general; delegate to the State's constitutional convention in 1870; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1885) ; was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed agricultural and mercantile pursuits; died in Sparta, Tenn., May 9, 1888; interment in the Old Sparta Cemetery.


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Rev. S. J. HAWKINS son of John M. and Polly Hawkins, born Carroll Co., Tenn., Aug. 21, 1830; licensed to preach in the Methodist Church at age 21 years; ordained deacon in 1854; ordained elder in 1857; served in the Memphis Methodist Conference 3 years; Louisiana Conference 11 years; No. Texas Conference nearly 21 years; married (1) Mildred Trotter (died 1862), 1855; a daughter, Mrs. Palmer; (2) Emeline Burke. "The ministry was his loved employ, his life work, his heart-work… He could become so abstracted in thought as to appear almost absent-minded and somewhat eccentric."

J. L. DE YAMPERT born Abbeville Dist., S.C., Jan. 7, 1838; died April 1, 1888; of French descent; his grandfather was a surgeon in the Revolutionary War and nine of his brothers were killed in that struggle; married Ann Judson King; moved to Ashley Co., Ark. about 1858.

Rev. ALBERT J. ALLEN born Warren Co., N.C. July 5, 1803; died near Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 18, 1888; licensed to preach in the Methodist Church Oct. 17, 1829; served in the Tennessee Conference; later gave up itinerancy and preached locally; married Elizabeth Jenkins Bradly (died Nov. 3, 1880), Oct. 16, 1833; 6 sons, 2 daughters.

Dr. JOHN H. CRISP born Caswell Co., N.C., 1799; died near Santa Barbara, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 7, 1888; graduate in medicine in Philadelphia [Jefferson Medical College], 1825 and moved to Maury Co., Tenn.; in 1857 he moved to Texas and later to Brazil; last five years of his life he was confined to bed with rheumatism; a freemason.

Rev. E. G. WILLIAMS died Williston, Tenn., Jan. 23, 1888 aged 89 years.

HOWELL ARTHUR WOODSON son of H. H. and F. W. Woodson born Jan. 5, 1854; died in an "insane hospital" in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 15, 1888; he was dumb and of unsound mind; after his mother's death in 1882 his father tried to keep him at home but in 1887 had to take him to the hospital in Nashville.

LEE CAMERON WEST son of Rev. S. P. West and wife born May 13, 1887; died Aug. 27, 1888.

SARAH E. CHAPPELL wife of John W. Chappell, born Sumner Co., Tenn., Aug. l0, 1828; died Aug. 22, 1888.

WILLIE STOKELY PAGE died Aug. 14, 1888 aged 17 months.

BELL HARRISON daughter of Benjamin and America Bruton, born Sept. 8, 1862; died July 8, 1888; 3 children.

Rev. JOHN F. KELSO born Maury Co., Tenn., July 1821; died Haywood Co., Tenn. Sept. 1887; came to that county when he was 12 years old; married (1) Henrietta Etheriddge; (2) Margaret Thompson; had 8 children.

SALLIE McCORMACK, nee Newton, born Dec. 29, 1838; married John McCormack, Oct. 16, 1856; died June 29, 1888.

SARAH JONES, nee Matthews, born April 5, 1805; died July 19, 1888; married (1) S. T. Edmonds, at age 14, in 1819; (2) Hollon Jones, Dec. 20, 1841.

WALTER SETTLE died Denton Co., Texas, July 7, 1888.

JOE E. THOMAS born Jan. 5, 1865; died Aug. 1, 1888.

SUSAN JANE BLACKWELL, nee McClanahan, wife of Thomas H. Blackwell, born Morgan Co., Ala., Mar. 17, 1830; married Mar. 21, 1849; 1 son, 4 daus; died Washington Co., Ark., July 24, 1888.

H. H. LAURENCE born Madison Co., Ky., Aug. 16, 1813; moved with parents to Clark County; married Elizabeth Garner, Sept. 1, 1835; moved to Henderson Co. in 1868 where he died Aug. 15, 1888; 4 children; one killed in battle of Lexington, July 16, 1862 and one died June 19, 1881.

WILLIAM MARVIN GRAVES son of W. W. and Annie Graves born Maury Co., Tenn., Dec. 30, 1874; died DeKalb Co., Tenn., Aug. 21, 1888.


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NANCY JANE GIBSON born Dec. 1828; married W. B. McConnell, Oct. 25, 1866; died July 23, 1888, Ky.

MARY ALLEN RAY daughter of J. A. and Mary Osburn, born Oct. 2, 1866; died June 10, 1888.

ELIZABETH HARRIET LOWMAN BOSWELL born S.C., moved to Ga., then to Ala., lastly to Texas; married William H. Boswell; died recently aged 62 years and 5 months old.

JAMES M. BENNETT killed by a train near Fulton, Ky., June 2, 1888 in his 76th year of age.

FRANCES E. McCULLUM daughter of William and Sarah Roberts, born Dec. 2, 1863; married Joseph McCullum, 1881; died recently.

WILLIE DUKE son of W. B. Hayes born Aug. 7, 1887; died Aug. 11, 1888; burial in Beech Hill cemetery, Giles Co., Tenn.

Mrs. J. P. GIPSON daughter of Calvin Tays born April 10, 1843; died May 10, 1888.

Dr. WILLIAM WALLACE CHRISTIAN born Oct. 22, 1857; graduate, Vanderbilt University; practiced medicine Fayetteville, Tenn.; married Valley Cathey, June 27, 1888; died Aug. 28, 1888.

LUCY EDWARDS, nee Bays, born April 13, 1824; died Giles Co., Tenn., July 4, 1888; married E. E. Edwards, Sept. 6, 1848; 7 children.

ALEXANDER H. GRIMES born Aug. 18, 1849; died Tipton Co., Tenn., June 24, 1888.

Tribute of Respect for THOMAS S. McFERRIN who died Aug. 18, 1888; by Fourth Quarterly Conf. Concord Circuit, Tennessee Conference, dated Sept. 1, 1888.

TINIE MAY RUTLEDGE only child of J. M. and Addie Rutledge born Dec. 28, 1887; died Aug. 22, 1888.

GILES EARL SULLIVAN son of James and Bunch Sullivan born April 11, 1887; died July 2, 1888.


October 6, 1888

SARAH A. ROBERTSON died April 9, 1888 aged 58 years, 9 months and 19 days old; a panegyric.

SUSAN and MOLLIE PORTER daus. of Elias and Kitty Ann Porter, Barren Co., Ky., had died; Susan died June 19, 1888; Mollie died July 5, 1888.

JENNIE MARTIN married W. B. Martin, Jan. 10, 1888; died Rhea Co., Tenn., Aug. 26, 1888.

Dr. L. L. GREGORY born Jefferson Co., Ky.; son of William Gregory and wife; died July 22, 1888 in Hawesville, Kentucky.

J. N. HUNTER born Mecklenburg Co., N.C., May 6, 1806; died Chester Co., Tenn., Sept. 6, 1888.

ELEANOR WHITE BLACK DOUGLASS born near Pittsburg, Va., Oct. 19, 1805; married Thomas T. Douglass (died 1866), 1822; died Madison, Ala., July 29, 1888.

COMMIE daughter of T. S. and M. M. WILLIFORD born Tenn., Oct. 9, 1882; died Aug. 12, 1888.

ANN ELIZABETH ABERNATHY wife of Sterling Abernathy born Va., Nov. 20, 1811; died July 31, 1888; her father, William Owen, moved from Va. to Giles Co., Tenn. in 1814.

CHARLES L. COGDELL, son of Thomas B. Cogdell born McNairy Co., Tenn., May 1, 1862; died Alcorn Co., Miss., August 26, 1888.

MALINDA HALTOM born N.C., Dec. 27, 1812; married Feb. 26, 1832 and moved to Madison Co., Tenn.; died Pinson, Tenn., Mar. 31, 1888 in residence of son, E. S. Haltom; burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery beside her husband.*

CHARLOTTE WRIGHT wife of R. F. Wright born Itawamba Co., Miss., June 23, 1844; died July 10, 1888; 1 son, 2 daughters, one, Martha Lou, a child of about ten years.

MARY P. OSBURN wife of J. A. Osburn, daughter of Sterling and Ann Abernathy, born Oct. 3, 1842; died near Pisgah, Tenn., January 16, 1888.


*Buried with tombstones in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, northeast Chester Co., Tenn.: MALINDA HALTOM, Dec. 27, 1812-Mar. 31, 1888. NATHAN HALTOM, Mar. 12, 1808-May 10, 1869


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MARTHA McCOOL, nee Stanley, wife of Martin McCool, born Logan Co., Ky., April 30, 1823; moved with parents to Haywood Co., Tenn. in 1829; married Feb. 7, 1844; died April 3, 1888.

WILLIAM B. CALDWELL born Grundy Co., Tenn., Jan. 13, 1861; died June 30, 1888.

STELLA TURNER oldest daughter of Rev. W. A. Turner died at Tenn. Female College, Franklin, Tenn., a teacher of vocal music, Sept. 26, 1888.


October 13, 1888

Rev. DANIEL GEORGE BROWDER DEMAREE, Kentucky Methodist Conference, born Mercer Co., Ky., Nov. 24, 1824; married (1) Elizabeth Edwards (died July 9, 1849), June 20, 1848; (2) Abigail Ransdell, Dec. 23, 1851; 7 sons, 4 daus.; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1860; ordained deacon Oct. 10, 1866; ordained elder Sept. 20, 1874; served in itinerant ministry for years; in 1879 moved to Millersburg in order to better educate his children; died March 3, 1888.

THOMAS P. BOYD born Oct. 5, 1833, Monroe Co., Ky.; died Ashland, Oregon, Aug. 10, 1888; married Mary Greenup, 1858; 6 children; lived in Hart Co., Ky. for 18 years.

Capt. JOHN DEARING born Giles Co., Tenn., Feb. 14, 1820; died Independence Co., Ark., July 28, 1888; moved with parents to Haywood Co., Tenn. when he was 7 years old; married Eliza Clark; 2 daus., 3 sons; burial in Covington, Tenn. cemetery.

JENNIE HAMILTON died near Roaring Spring, Ky., June 10, 1888.

WESLEY MILLER son of George and Sally Miller born Oct. 24, 1887; died Sept. 3, 1888.

MARY JACKSON daughter of Rev. J. P. and Mary Walker born Aug. 24, 1887; died Bartlett, Tenn., Aug. 20, 1888.

ELLA DESHA daughter of Nathaniel M. and Mary Mims born DeSoto Co., Miss., Jan. 15, 1849; her father died Aug. 15, 1851 and her mother married Dr. Albert G. Sandridge, May 15, 1854; she married James D. Baker, Nov. 1, 1871.

LOCKIE BUCHANAN born Washington Co., Ark., June 11, 1872; died April 12, 1888; daughter of William and Mary Buchanan, near Scottsville, Virginia.

JONAS SUTTON son of Joshua and Mary Sutton born Ky., Oct. 24, 1811; died May 12, 1888; had moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. when young.

INA PEARL BAZZELL died Wingo, Ky., Aug. 30, 1888 aged 11 years, 6 months old.

JAMES THOMPSON born Barren Co., Ky., Sept. 1810; married (1) Sarah Bucks; (2) Maria Everett; died Glasgow, Ky., July 14, 1888.

Rev. GEORGE M. FOSTER born Henry Co., Tenn., April 28, 1843; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Oct. 1, 1881; died McKenzie, Tenn., May 13, 1888; local Methodist preacher; 4 children.

S. G. HUGHES born Rockport, Ind., Nov. 23, 1838; died Aug. 5, 1888.

WILLIAM JOHN GOODRUM born June 3, 1852; married Ella Sims, Dec. 1, 1880; died May 21, 1888; 1 ch.

SUMNER WRIGHT MONROE born Nov. 20, 1867; died Aug. 25, 1888.

WILLIAM B. SUTTON born July 12, 1834; died Aug. 12, 1888; twice married.

EMILY JANE wife of Thomas W. MAYES born Page Co., Va., April 21, 1839; married May 5, 1866; moved to MO in 1853; died Albany, MO, Sept. 2, 1888.

EMMA L. daughter of A. B. H. and M. D. Allen born Maury Co., Tenn., Nov. 15, 1887; died Sept. 13, 1888.

EUGENIA "Jennie" LAWRENCE "is dead."

Mrs. ROSA S. HARWELL born 1847; died Fayette Co., Tenn. Sept. 21, 1888.

NANCY GODFREE DOUGLAS born N.C.; married (1) Robert Falls; (2) Rev. Sam'l. S. Douglas; died Sept. 12, 1888.


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Miss VIRGIE ROSS died Clinton, Ky., August 31, 1888.

SAMUEL BENJAMIN EUGENE son of S. S. and Rachel HAYNES born Feb. 28, 1875; died Aug. 21, 1888.

HENRY WITT son of T. R. and Eudora STONE died near Clinton, Ky., Sept. 4, 1888 aged 3 months, 26 days.

ELLA MOORE daughter of J. W. and M. M. Moore born, Sept. 9, 1874; died Sept. 10, 1888.

NELLIE daughter of R. A. and M. E. SMITH born June 26, 1872; died Shady Grove, July 31, 1888.

MARY PRESCOTT, nee Ferguson, born Butler Co., Ky.; died recently.

NANCY ELEANOR ATKINS daughter of John M. and Ruth Atkins born McNairy Co., Tenn., Oct. 2, 1856; died Fayetteville, Ark., Aug. 6, 1888.

ROBERT HESS ABERNETHY son of Jesse and Caledonia Abernethy born Jan. 7, 1888; died Aug. 16, 1888

WILLIAM ELLLIOTT ROBERTSON born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Feb. 28, 1839; died July 22, 1888, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; father predeceased him by ten years.


October 20, 1888

MAGGIE wife of Robert P. Houston born Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 22, 1853; daughter of Rev. W. W. Hendrix; died July 15, 1888; married June 28, 1882; 1 child; graduate, Bethel College, McKenzie, Tenn., 1875. Batesville, Miss.

ED CRUMP oldest son of J. G. and Eliza WATSON born Jan. 13, 1816; died Aug. 14, 1888.

Rev. N. W. OVERALL born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Mar. 5, 1823; died Gibson Co., Tenn., April 17, 1888; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Mar. 16, 1844; served in the Tenn. Conference; "located" in 1856, settling on a farm near Yorkville, Tenn.; married (1) Miss Kelly; (2) M. E. McKinza.

Capt. A. D. HURT and wife, FANNIE HURT, died recently, she a few weeks ago, about ten days after her husband's body was "borne from the mountains of east Tennessee" to be buried in Riverside Cemetery in Jackson, Tenn. For years they were members of First Methodist Church in that city; had one daughter.

[Their Riverside Cemetery tombstone reads: ABSALOM DEBERRY HURT, father, March 3, 1844- July 30, 1888. FANNIE GUTHRIE HURT, mother, March 18, 1844-August 15, 1888. ]

M. E. CONATSER born Aug. 11, 1826; died Hickory Plains, Ark., Sept. 1, 1888; married Troy S. Broom, Feb. 16, 1842; 10 children; he died Mar. 31, 1872; she married J. H. Conatser; Feb. 13, 1882; spent much of her life in Centerville, Tennessee.

TALITHA M. McCLELLAN daughter of William S. Hailey, born April 2, 1857; married Eugene W. McClellan, Dec. 1881; died Jan. 7, 1888 in Smith Co., Tenn.

LOUISE SIMPSON born Oct. 14, 1862; married John Harlan, Jan. 5, 1881; died Jacksonport, Ark., July 16, 1888.

FRANCES ANN McMURRY, nee Gordon, born Sumner Co., Tenn., May 24, 1816; married Capt. John McMurry, Dec. 17, 1835; died June 24, 1888.

PHEBE ADDIE CROW born Allen Co., Ky., Feb. 5, 1854; died in same county, Jan. 22, 1888; married M. B. Crow, Feb. 11, 1873; 3 children.

MIRA DORA HUNTER born June 9, 1887; died Aug. 14, 1888.

CATHARINE "Katie" ANDERSON born Aug. 7, 1799; died Allen Co., Ky., Nov. 8, 1887.

ANDREW ANDERSON born Mar. 18, 1821; died Allen Co., Ky., July 15, 1887; married Luvina Estes, June 14, 1843; 4 children.

SUSAN P. CLARK daughter of Andrew J. Clark, wife of Sidney W. Dobbs, born Tenn., Mar. 1, 1836; died Allen Co., Ky., July 27, 1888.


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ALMA McKERNAN born Feb. 2, 1877; died Columbia, Tenn., Aug. 1, 1888.

WILLIAM M. SANDERS born Fayette Co., Ala., Nov. 5, 1817; died Pontotoc Co., Miss., Mar. 9, 1888.

THOMAS BILES son of Rev. Thomas and Jane Biles, born Wilson Co., Tenn., Oct. 4, 1813; married Priscilla Arrington, 1839 and moved to Red River Co., Texas in 1848; in six years they moved to Collin Co., Texas where he died Sept. 15, 1888; his wife died Dec. 30, 1877 and he married Mrs. Ellen Weatherford. He had four children.

NANCY ELNORAH GUFFEY, nee Cornefix, born Feb. 19, 1856; died Aug. 16, 1888; daughter of William and Martha Cornefix, youngest of 11 children; she had 5 sons and 1 daughter, Martha Anna, who died a few weeks before its mother aged about three months old.

ADA SMITH daughter of W. M. and Susan Smith, formerly of Cumberland Co., died Clinton Co., Ky., Aug. 23, 1888 aged 12 years, 6 months and 17 days old.

ALICE BETTIE SEAY daughter of Dr. W. H. and Zillie Seay, died Fountain Run, Ky., Jan. 12, 1887; diphtheria; born Jan. 13, 1884.

NANCY J. JOHNSTON daughter of Thomas and Nancy Morrison, born Hawkins Co., Tenn., April 9, 1812; died Fayette, MO, July 16, 1888; married William Johnston Dec. 1833 and settled in Tenn.; 3 daus., the oldest having died in Jackson Co., MO, in 1868. They moved to Kansas territory in 1854 but lived there only four years; moved to Jackson Co., MO.

MADGIE BOULDIN MITCHELL oldest daughter of Wylie and Laura Bouldin, born Morgan Co., Ala., May 25, 1857; died there, Sept. 2, 1888; married W. H. Mitchell, Jan. 16, 1883.

GABRIELLA GREEN born Gainesville, Ga., Mar. 21, 1886; died Sheffield, Ala., Sept. 18, 1888; daughter of M. G. and Ella Green.

SALLIE C. LOVE daughter of William R. and S. E. Lane, wife of Berry Love, born Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 27, 1856; died July 3, 1888.

AUSBORN A. HARWELL son of Rev. William M. Harwell and wife, born Aug. 27, 1850; died near Bunker Hill, Tenn., Aug. 3, 1888, from injuries of a horse kick; a husband and father.

NANCY LOCKART HOUSE, nee Lovel, born Feb. 8, 1815; married Rasa House, May 15, 1837; joined Methodist Church Sept. 20, 1863; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Sept. 24, 1888; 14 children, 7 surviving her.

NELLIE GLENN daughter of Rev. George M. and Ella HILL born July 11, 1888; died Aug. 26, 1888.

SOULE WATERFIELD CRITTENDEN son of W. S. and Mary Crittenden, born Union City, Tenn., Dec. 1, 1886; died June 22, 1888.

WILLIAM C. LEMMOND born Mecklenburg Co., N.C., July 19, 1832; moved to Morgan Co., Ala. in 1846; married Sarah Spain in 1865; died July 6, 1888; 8 children.

BEDFORD HERSHELL POOL son of John and M. J. Pool born Dec. 24, 1868; died Sept. 7, 1888.

THOMAS BAKER born N.C., Mar. 7, 1828; married Nancy Ivy, May 19, 1852; died July 12, 1888; 2 daus.

MARY EFFIE GOSSMER daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Gossmer born Sept. 3, 1886; died Aug. 26, 1888.

KATE BROWN wife of James E. Brown born Oct. 7, 1856; died in residence of her father, Wesley Hicklin, Hopkins Co., Ky., June 15, 1888.

IDA JANE daughter of Thomas and Margaret BROWN born Fayette Co., Tenn., Oct. 19, 1877; died Sept. 12, 1888.

MATTIE BELL WELLS daughter of M. N. and N. P. Wells born April 15, 1885; died Aug. 20, 1888.


October 27 1888

ELLEN E. BAIN oldest child of Rev. Zebedee and Susan Bain, born Feb. 17, 1869; died Aug. 23, 1888.


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SARAH PRITCHARD MACPHERSON SIMMONS daughter of Joseph and Mary MacPherson, born in Williamson Co., Tenn., June 21, 1815; married Jeremiah Ellington, Oct. 8, 1835 and moved to Choctaw Co., Miss., then to Attala Co., Miss. and Madison and Hinds counties; he died May 1843 and in 1847 she married John I. Simmons of Hinds Co., Miss.; 2 children of first marriage, 3 of second; she died in residence of her son, Webster Simmons, Hinds Co., Sept. 5, 1888. She attended Lapsley's Female Academy in Nashville when a girl.

MARY C. ABNEY daughter of Thomas H. and Mary Abney, born Richmond, Va., Oct. 23, 1818; died Aug. 23, 1888.

FLOETTA JANE LAWRENCE daughter of B. F. and Luvica Samson, born Smith Co., Tenn., March 22, 1869; moved with parents to Ky. in 1881; married M. F. Lawrence, Oct. 15, 1887; died Oct. 2, 1888

EMILY ROGERS PEGUES wife of M. C. Pegues, Marshall Co., Miss.; died July 2, 1888; born and reared in that county; married (1) William Hodge; (2) M. C. Pegues.

SALLIE GRAHAM wife of Thomas Graham, dec.; died Thompson's Station, Tenn., July 2, 1888.

Mrs. ANN JORDAN died October 1, 1888.

MAMIE E. MOORE wife of Isaac Moore, daughter of W. C. and Martha Miller, born Cumberland Co. Ky., Dec. 21, 1850; married Aug. 8, 1867; 10 children; died Sept. 30, 1888.

ROLAND MOORE died Webster Co., Ky., Sept. 23, 1888 in his 18th year of age.

EZEKIEL COLE born Crittenden Co., Ky., Jan. 27, 1807; died April 1, 1888; surviving were his widow and four sons.

LINDA COLEMAN daughter of G. F. and R. Coleman died June 5, 1888 aged 21 months, 3 days.

SAMUEL SCRUGGS son of Walter and Addie KENNEDY born Dec. 22, 1887; died Sept. 24, 1888.

AMBROSE E. HARLAND born Mar. 21, 1845; died Sept. 26, 1888.


November 3, 1888

LILLIE HORNBEAK daughter of Dr. J. W. and Emma Hornbeak born Hickman Co., Tenn., Feb. 4, 1864; died in Obion Co., Tenn., in her parents' residence, Jan. 22, 1888.

ROXANNA BROOKS daughter of Anderson J. and Nancy Akin, wife of John B. Brooks, born Maury Co., Tenn., Mar. 25, 1856; died in same county, Aug. 8, 1888; married Sept. 9, 1879.

JAMES COLLINS born Ga., Aug. 12, 1811 and moved to Ala. in early life; married C. Cameron; farmer; died Aug. 22, 1888; 6 living children.

FRANCES EMILY THOMAS, nee Hatfield, wife of William E. Thomas, born Tenn., May 24, 1857; married Jan. 5, 1873; 7 children; moved to Texas in 1874; died Dallas Co., Tex., Apr. 29, 1888.

Miss MAY PHILP born May 19, 1868; died Humboldt, Tenn., Sept. 26, 1888.

ELIZABETH INGRAM, nee Price, born Newberry Dist., S.C., Mar. l0, 1812; married John Ingram, Jan. 7, 1838; died Sept. 22, 1888.

MARY JANE wife of Rev. C. C. H. Burton; daughter of Edward and Charlotte Freeman, born Wilson Co., Tenn., Oct. 15, 1832; died Aug. 15, 1888; married Dec. 23, 1852; 10 children.

SARAH C. OWEN wife of Rev. S. W. Owen, born Williamson Co., Tenn., April 3, 1816; married Feb. 23, 1831; husband died in 1845; she died in residence of her son, Dr. Richard W. Owen, near Austin, Miss., July 17, 1888.

LUCY HENDRICK COBBS, nee Young, born Mar. 19, 1824; married Edwin H. Cobbs, Dec. 16, 1845; died Tipton Co., Tenn., Oct. 9, 1888; 3 sons.

GEORGE CLARENCE son of J. A. and Z. A. CAMPBELL born Panola Co., Miss., Dec. 7, 1885; died Oct. 8, 1888.


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ELIJAH ASHWORTH born Oct. 2, 1813; died from injuries in a runaway team, near Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 3, 1888; survived were his widow and six children.

MARY HELEN SPARKMAN oldest child of D. N. and J. C. McMen, born Maury Co., Tenn., Dec. 13, 1859; married Sidney W. Sparkman, Sept. 6, 1883; moved to DeWitt Co., Texas in Dec. 1885; died Sept. 15, 1888.

SARAH ISABEL McNELLY daughter of Colonel W. B. and P. A. Stokes born DeKalb Co., Tenn., Aug. 28, 1848; died Alexandria, Tenn., Sept. 21, 1888; married George D. McNelly, Dec. 24, 1872.

ORA BOND daughter of Peter N. and Olivia Bond born Shelby Co., Tenn., 1874; died Sept. 23, 1888.

EDISON POWELL son of G. C. Powell, Kenton, Tenn., died July 3, 1888.

ABBOT son of W. H. and Lizzie PHILLIPS died Oct. 7, 1888 aged 7 months.

CHARLES HUGHES DEAN son of Richard and Amanda Dean born Sept. 30, 1887; died Aug. 6, 1888.

JAMES NEWSOM ARRINGTON son of J. G. and Martha Arrington born Winston Co., Miss., Dec. 16, 1876; died Oct. 1, 1888.


November 10, 1888

Judge JOHN N. MALONE born Sussex Co., Va., Mar. 12, 1817; died Athens, Ala., Oct. 3, 1888; moved to Athens when about 18 years old; clerked; attended LaGrange College, graduating with honors; began practice of law in 1841; elected to state senate in 1851 which office he held for six years; five years as probate judge. Burial beside his sister, Miss Sallie Malone, in Athens cemetery.

LAURA BELLE BURDINE daughter of W. M. and Georgia Burdine born Verona, Miss., June 20, 1872; died August 9, 1888.

SAMUEL PARKS born near Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 22, 1810; died Fayette Co., Tenn., Aug. 13, 1888; married Penelope Hainie, Anson Co., N.C., Sept. 19, 1831; 10 children, 2 surviving him.

ELIZABETH SULLIVAN wife of I. M. Sullivan died Columbia, Tenn. [no date given]

MARY BROWN RHODES, nee Wicks born Newbern, N.C., Oct. 31, 1828; died Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 8, 1888; married in 1844; husband died in 1865; in 1866 she moved to Tenn. and reared her family there.

T. C. COPPEDGE born Dickson Co., Tenn., Aug. 10, 1824; died Haywood Co., Tenn., Aug. 23, 1888; son of J. J. Coppedge; a husband and father.

ELIZABETH FULLER daughter of James and Mary Gill born Smith Co., Tenn., Sept. 13, 1833; married Thomas Fuller, Jan. 29, 1868; died July 13, 1888; no children.

B. B. SMITH born Rutherfordton, N.C., Mar. 17, 1820; died DeWitt Co., Texas, Sept. 29, 1888; moved to Tenn. when a child and to Texas in 1881; surviving were his widow and 7 children.

MARY EDITH OWEN oldest child of Richard O. and P. Owen, born Franklin, Tenn., Jan. 2, 1878; died Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., Sept. 28, 1888.

JOHN J. BURROW born N.C., Nov. 22, 1806; died Dec. 24, 1887; married Eliza Snell, Mar. 14, 1832; 16 children, only 1 now living; died Carroll Co., Tenn., Oct. 1888; his father, Banks Burrow, was a Methodist preacher.

RACHEL MOODY, nee Poyner born June 5, 1812; died February 27, 1888.

EDWIN M. DUNCAN born Dec. 26, 1836; married E. M. Kelzer, Mar. 20, 1862; died Fulton Co., Ky., July 26, 1888.

MARGARET EMILY RODDY born Aug. 25, 1873; died Oct. 20, 1888.

Rev. ISHAM HICKS died Aug. 20, 1888; spent most of his life in Ga.; had 6 living children.


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November 17, 1888

L. V. PITTMAN born near Brownsville, Tenn., Dec. 1, 1831; married Robert R. Pittman, Aug. 8, 1849; 4 children; died Williamston, S.C., April 29, 1888 where her daughter taught music in college.

J. MACK BROWN born Humphreys Co., Tenn., April 2, 1858; murdered in train station, Memphis, on his way to Hot Springs, Ark., August 21, 1888.

PARTHENIA E. ALLEN, nee Winton, born Aug. 27, 1849; married James M. Allen, Mar. 9, 1874; died Sept. 9, 1888.

FRANK W. HUDSON son of John M. and Melissa Hudson born Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 18, 1870; died Oct. 25, 1888.

NANCY MOORMAN widow of James V. Moorman, sister of Rev. J. C. Berryman, St. Louis Conference, born Nelson Co., Ky., Oct. 4, 1801; married in 1823; died Hardinsburg, Ky., Oct. 2, 1888.

M. A. SOMERVILLE widow of Thomas Somerville born Chatham Co., N.C., May 4, 1822; died Tipton Co., Tenn., Oct. 21, 1888; burial in Trinity cemetery [near Mason, Tennessee].

HENRY MAYBERRY born Maury Co., Tenn., May 30, 1808; died in same county, July 6, 1888; married Docia Ellen Kinser, Dec. 25, 1827; joined Methodist Church August 25, 1825.

STELLA TURNER oldest daughter of Rev. W. A. Turner, born Dickson Co., Tenn. Nov. 18, 1868; died Tennessee Female College, Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 26, 1888; graduate, Nashville College for Young Ladies, 1887 and was a vocal music instructor in the Franklin college.

WILLIAM W. McMANN, Robertson Co., Tenn., died Oct. 20, 1888 aged 77 years.

EVALINE PEYTON EVERETT wife of Thomas E. Everett born Sumner Co., Tenn., April 9, 1820; married Mar. 2, 1842; died Sept. 26, 1888.

M. L. CRAWFORD wife of W. A. Crawford died Queen City, Texas, Sept. 25, 1888 aged 68 years, 5 months old; born Wilkes Co., Ga.; maiden name Starr.

REBECCA A. NICHOLSON wife of M. M. Nicholson, daughter of Ely and M. Bynum, born Calhoun Co., Ala., Dec. 7, 1841; died DeKalb Co., Ala., Aug. 16, 1888.

WILLIE LEE GASTON born July 13, 1887; died Aug. 7, 1888.

EARNEST RUCKER son of R. H. and Nannie Rucker born Dec. 28, 1887; died July 31, 1888.

HAZEL ALEXANDER WEBB son of John M. and Lily Shipp Webb, Bellbuckle, Tenn., born July 1, 1886; died Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 22, 1888.


November 24, 1888

SARAH ELIZABETH PEEBLES daughter of B. and Jency Bynum born Greenville Co., Va., April 1, 1819; married William Holidy Peebles, Mar. 16, 1836; died near Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 27, 1887; moved to Miss. in 1844; the Civil War devastated their farming operation; the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 killed her son, Berlin Peebles. Burial in Hines Chapel-yard.

MAUD HAZLEWOOD oldest daughter of Lee Hazlewood, Cherokee, Ala., died Oct. 23, 1888 aged 7 years and 6 months old.

MARY ELIZABETH SHREVE born Sept. 8, 1881; died Oct. 8, 1888.

E. A. LIVINGSTON daughter of Adam and Elizabeth Mants, born Sept. 10, 1824, married J. H. Livingston, 1844; died Itawamba Co., Miss., June 8, 1888.

SARAH H. BOUCHER, nee Gordon, born Edgefield Dist., S.C., Oct. 8, 1818; died Oct. 16, 1888.

Hon. S. W. COCHRAN born Portage Co., Ohio, Mar. 20, 1808; died Troy, Tenn., Oct. 14, 1888; worked as a miller in youth; began study of the law; licensed to practice law in 1835; moved to Henry Co., Tenn. in 1840 where he taught school; in 1842 moved to Troy where he practiced law until he retired in 1882; appointed brigadier-general in 186l; married (1) Olive Riley, Dec, 28, 1834; one son that died in 1843; (2) Ruth Wilson, 1861; 3 children: Walter, Laura and Samuel D.


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BARNEY S. TRICE born Roane Co., Tenn., May 24, 1818; married Emily Lee, May 4, 1842; died Lee Co., Miss., Aug. 20, 1888; royal arch mason and a Knight Templar.

MARIA LOUISE STOKES died Macon, Miss., Mar. 12, 1888.

F. F. CURTIS wife of A. O. Curtis, daughter of Rev. Oracio and Sarah Flint, born Oct. 1857; died Sept. 15, 1888.

CARRIE HINTON second daughter of Samuel Hinton died Sept. 30, 1888 aged 13 years, 2 months and 5 days old.

ARCHY ROBINSON GANAWAY born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Jan. 8, 1817; died Oct. 8, 1888; married Fannie Westervelt, 1846; 7 children.

NANNIE LOU HOLLOWELL born Rutherford Co., Tenn., June 10, 1867; died Aug. 20, 1888; her parents died in 1872.


December 1, 1888

Colonel ROBERT A. BROWN, Cass Co., MO, born Roane Co., Tenn., 1808; died Sept. 7, 1888 in residence of son-in-law, H. C. Daniel, Harrisonville, MO; son of General John Brown, native of N. G. who moved to Tenn. in early life; he and wife, Mary, had children, William G., Robert A., Jr., Samuel E., Lizzie G., Daniel and Walter R. Brown.

WILLIAM HENRY YOUNG born Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 26, 1813; married Sarah Wilson and moved to Shelby Co., Tenn., then to Marshall Co., Miss. where his children, 4 daus., 2 sons, were reared; died Sweet Water, Fla., Feb. 10, 1888.

MARY J. DOOLEY daughter of Alfred and Margaret Hambrick, born Madison Co., Ala., April 3, 1837; married (1) Colonel Joseph C. Bohanon (died April 18, 1870), Sept. 20, 1855; 3 daus., one the wife of Rev. J. W. Grimes; (2) W. A. Dooley (died Jan. 18, 1878), Dec. 18, 1872; moved to Memphis, Tenn. in 1875; died Sept. 30, 1888.

WALTER T. ELLIOTT born April 27, 1863, Christian Co., Ky.; died Oct. 1, 1888; his sister, JOSIE, died in January 1888.

Mrs. JENNIE ABEL MARTIN daughter of J. R. and P. M. Abel, died Rhea Co., Tenn., Aug. 25, 1888; her brother, George, died in 1886.

ELLEN McCLURE, nee McFarland, born May 13, 1860; died Jan. 15, 1888; married John McClure, Jan. 16, 1879; 2 children.

MARTHA ADAMS SCIPLE died Macon, Miss., July 22, 1888 aged 24 years, 6 months and 14 days.

SARAH A. E. YANCY, nee Wingate, wife of James H. Yancy, born Nov. 3, 1837; married Nov. 4, 1856; died Sept. 17, 1888.

Tribute of Respect for SARAH A. HAYS who died Aug. 11, 1888; by Woman's Missionary Society, First Methodist Church, Jackson, Tennessee; undated.

[Her tombstone in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, states that SARAH BALLOU HAYS died Aug. 11, 1888 aged 61 years.]

SARAH A. BRYANT born Anderson Dist., S.C., Mar. 30, 1836; died near Kosse, Texas, Oct. 5, 1888; daughter of Colonel James Liddell who moved his family to Tippah Co., Miss. where Sarah married Isaac Bryant, Jan. 3, 1861; moved to Texas in 1884.

PHIL son of Mrs. Jenny GRAY, "a sweet bud," 3 years old, died recently.

LIZZIE MINGO HARDAWAY born Marshall Co., Miss., Nov. 1, 1869; son of M. B. and A. E. Hardaway; died in residence of her grandfather, Dr. T. E. Moore, Bolivar, Tenn., Oct. 22, 1888; joined Methodist Church Sept. 16, 1885; she was engaged to be married in November 1888.

WILLIAM PAINE born Jan. 11, 1804; died Dyer Co., Tenn., Sept. 10, 1888; his wife, SARAH PAINE, born Dec. 10, 1804; died August 16, 1886; married December 4, 1828.


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SARAH E. COTTON, nee Harrell, born Sumner Co., Tenn., June 7, 1835; died Dyer Co., Tenn., Feb. 19, 1888; married Thomas Cotton, Oct. 21, 1856; graduate, Edgefield Female Institute, Nashville, Tenn., June 1854; 5 children, all deceased.

CYNTHIA HIATT HORNER born Fayette Co., Ky., Nov. 29, 1829; died Cynthiana, Ky., Oct. 28, 1888.

CHARLES A. HASKELL son of H. N. and E. A. Haskell born Columbus, Texas, Nov. 16, 1863; died Dallas, Texas, Nov. 1, 1888; law officer in Dallas until he became ill.

Rev. WILLIAM "Willie" F. HABERN son of B. F. and M. E. Habern born Lee Co., Va., Oct. 12, 1865; moved to Texas in Nov. 1885; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1887; taught school; died Oct. 27, 1888.

ELIZ PERRY MOREHEAD wife of Rev. H. C. Morehead, daughter of L. W. and Mary Hill Fowler, born Oct. 8, 1851; married Feb. 5, 1873; died Grenada, Miss., Oct. 21, 1888.

VERGE GARRISON son of Washington and Martha Garrison died Sept. 27, 1818; a young man.

WILLIAM SHELTON born Nov. 29, 1809; married Sarah Ann Cates, Dec. 9, 1852; died July 30, 1888.

BENJAMIN C. RUSHING brother of Rev. J. T. Rushing, Louisville Methodist Conference, died Daviess Co., Ky., July 28, 1888 aged 25 years. Burial in Pleasant Grove cemetery.

ZURIAH FRAZER born Fayette Co., Ky., April 2, 1803; died Shady Grove, Ky., July 28, 1888 in her youngest son's residence. Her brother, John C. Atchison and another brother, Dr. T. A. Atchison are mentioned.

LAFAYETTE S. HARWELL born Jan. 3, 1849; died Oct. 21, 1888. JAMES F. HARWELL born May 17, 1851; died Aug. 11, 1888.

ANNIE CATHERINE BOYD daughter of Robert and Leona Boyd born April 17, 1887; died Oct. 14, 1888.


December 8, 1888

Rev. C. A. GROTE born Mackenbruck, Germany, Nov. 10, 1819; migrated to Galveston, Texas in June 1845; a Methodist preacher, Texas Conference; died Mason Co., Texas, Nov. 18, 1887.

ROXIE daughter of Rev. J. T. and Lestie CHERRY born Sept. 17, 1882; died Oct. 16, 1888.

NANCY K. ARRINGTON born near Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 22, 1809; died August 12, 1888; her sons, W. J. and Dr. J. I. Arrington were placing a memorial window in her memory in McFerrin Memorial Church.

BETTIE S. ROBY born Tenn., July 9, 1847; died Logan Co., Ky., Nov. 3, 1888; surviving were her widower and 3 children.

L. BEAUMONT HUGHES born Clarksville, Tenn.; died Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 8, 1888, typhoid fever in residence of brother, Dr. J. W. Hughes. Son of Rev. John L. Hughes, Tennessee Conference, who was with him the last ten days of his illness.

Rev. RICHARD I. WYNN born Oct. 5, 1805; died Oct. 26, 1888; began career as Methodist preacher in 1827; ordained deacon Feb. 1, 1829; ordained elder Jan. 8, 1832; married Oct. 1834.

JAMES T. BELL born Oct. 16, 1816; died Nov. 1, 1888; a tribute by the Landrum Masonic Lodge dated Nov. 2, 1888.

J. D. KERFOOT born Nov. 21, 1861; died Sept. 29, 1888; his sister, NANNIE, aged 15 years, died soon afterwards.

MARY ELMIRA LEWIS, nee Beasley, married S. B. Lewis, July 30, 1857; 6 children; died Pike Co., Ala., September 29, 1888.

LEROY B. APPLE born Aug. 21, 1821; died Smith Co., Tenn., Nov. 6, 1887; married (1) Sarah Timberlake, Jan. 20, 1848; (2) Mrs. Fannie Simpson, Oct. 20, 1873.


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THOMAS McGEE born Sumner Co., Tenn., Mar. 30, 1803; died Nov. 7, 1888.

PAUL GROOMES son of Ed. and Hallie Groomes born Sept. 4, 1888; died Sept. 26, 1888.

SAM BROWN son of J. T. and Lucy PATTON born Nov. 27, 1886; died July 4, 1888.


December 15, 1888

WILL McKINDLY son of John T. McKindley, Murfreesboro, Tenn., born Mar. 11, 1871; died of yellow fever, Oct. 4, 1888, having been working as a printer in Decatur, Alabama.

CHARITY W. CARR born Oct. 20, 1802; died Oct. 22, 1888; 9 children, 8 surviving her as well as 36 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

ALVENA OWEN daughter of Benjamin and Susan Johnson, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 26, 1832; died Sept. 28, 1888; married William H. Owen, Oct. 12, 1852.

ANSON E. B. CHRISTIAN, Overton Co., Tenn., born Jan. 31, 1821; married Eliza J. Williamson, Jan. 20, 1846; 2 daus., 4 sons; died Sept. 18, 1888.

R. K. HODGES born Sumner Co., Tenn., May 23, 1856; married Alice Durham, Bethphage, Dec. 24, 1879; died Sept. 7, 1888.

Colonel ROBERT S. CHURCH, SR., born Washington Co., Va., Aug. 16, 1815; moved with parents, Jonathan M. and Arianna Church, to Blount Co., Tenn. where he married Susan Cochran, April 10, 1845; 1 dau., 4 sons; died June 9, 1888.

ELIZA HARDIN oldest daughter of David and Juliet Hardin born Jan. 28, 1826; died April 2, 1888.

LIZZIE WOODWARD born Franklin Co., Tenn., Mar. 9, 1852; died July 31, 1888; married William B. Woodward.

JOHN JAMES CROWDER born Lunenburg Co., Va., Nov. 20, 1820; moved to Tenn. in 1836; married Lavenia Low, July 28, 1858; died Nov. 5, 1888.

AMANDA SUSAN McGLASSON daughter of Thomas H. and Jane McGlasson born Cumberland Co., Ky. April 5, 1838; died Sept. 7, 1888.

SARAH ELIZABETH INMAN wife of H. Clay Inman born Dec. 4, 1864; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 11, 1888.

MINNIE PRICE MITCHELL daughter of W. A. and Nancy Mitchell born Jan. 21, 1875; died Grayson Co., Texas, Sept. 29, 1888.

KATE KERR RICHMAN born Dec. 22, 1869; died July 15, 1888.


December 22, 1888

Dr. WILLIAM G. GILL, Decatur, Alabama, born April 24, 1819; died Oct. 6, 1888, yellow fever; married (1) Catherine Kobb, 1845; she died April 1, 1857; (2) Eliza Evans (died 1878), Dec. 11, 1857 and moved to Decatur in 1872.

Resolutions of Respect for REBECCA E. HOBBS in a memorial meeting, Methodist Church in Athens, Ala., Nov. 11, 1888; she having been one of the oldest members of the congregation before her recent demise.

NARCISSA D. BRUMLEY, nee Reeves, born July 29, 1825; married James M. Brumley, 1846; died Monroe Co., Miss., May 27, 1888.

SUSAN CHURCH wife of Colonel R. S. Church born Edgefield Dist., S.C.; died July 3, 1888.

THOMAS JEFFERSON FULLILOVE born Oglethorpe Co., Ga., Aug. 20, 1807; died Carroll Co., Miss., Oct. 21, 1888; his grandfather came from England and settled in Georgia.

SARAH J. SQUIRES born Pittsfield, Mass., Oct. 14, 1830; married Dr. A. P. Squires at the age of 22 years; died Kattawa, Ky., Nov. 8, 1888.


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ADA TAPSCOTT daughter of N. B. and Sarah Tapscott born Oct. 15, 187l; died near Paducah, Ky., Aug. 10, 1888.

EUNICE LEE PATTON born Waco, Texas, Sept. 26, 1885; died Austin, Texas, Aug. 7, 1888; her brother Willie, died three years previously.

Mr. U. A. DAVIE born June 22, 1840; died in Texas, Dec. 1, 1888.

MARTHA Q. STERNES daughter of Rev. Samuel and Sarah Lane, born Pike Co., Ga., 1812; married Rev. P. F. Sternes, Alabama Methodist Conference, 1834; died Choctaw Co., Ala., Aug. 26, 1888.

CARLTON MATHIS born N.C. and came as youth to middle Tenn., then to Madison Co., Tenn. and in 1828 to Gibson Co., Tenn.; died Nov. 8, 1888.

INFANT SON of Robert and Norwood DANIEL born Aug. 4, 1880; died Sept. 22, 1888.

WILEY WALTER JONES son of S. H. and Mattie Jones, born May 3l, 1886; died Oct. 9, 1888.


December 29, 1888

ELIJAH HARRISON IKARD died April 19, 1888; born Aug. 21, 1861; his brother, ANDREW J. IKARD, born Sept. 23, 1853; died May 13, 1888. It was mentioned in this obituary that "old Mr. LYNCH", living near the Ikards, died July 12, 1888.

SUSAN A. G. BOEHM widow of W. G. D. Boehm born Mar. 5, 1829; died Hickman Co., Tenn., Oct. l0, 1888; daughter of Richard and Sarah Beale, Williamson Co., Tenn.

ELLEN STOVALL daughter of E. O. and Sallie Pursley born Sumner Co., Tenn., Nov. 29, 1831; married A. F. Stovall, Aug. 26, 1850; 8 children; died Obion Co., Tenn., Oct. 28, 1888.

MELVINA R. HUNTER, nee Dickason, born Sumner Co., Tenn., June 23, 1829; married Dr. W. G. J. Hunter, Sept. 3, 1845; died Oct. 15, 1888.

JOHNNY DURRETT, JR. sort of John W. and Aurelia Durrett born Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 13, 1874; died Cross Plains, Tenn., November 11, 1888.

Rev. EDWARD H. ARNN born Va., May 8, 1833; died Union City, Tenn., Aug. 6, 1888.

LOU WATERS born April 13, 1838; died Aug. 26, 1888.

IDA WARREN born Mar. 24, 1861; died Sept. 3, 1888; left widower and 1 child.

LELA RUDOLPH CARNELL wife of D. C. Carnell born May 5, 1851; died Waverly, Tenn., Oct. 3, 1888; 4 children.

JAMES GIFT son of James and Elizabeth Gift born Feb. 18, 1848; died Oct. 17, 1888; the last of six brothers, leaving his mother and two sisters surviving.

BEULAH ALEXANDER FOSTER wife of Joe S. Foster, Thompson's Station, Tenn., died June 12, 1888 aged 21 years, 3 months and 22 days old.

MATTIE TOM WOODWARD daughter of Rev. T. H. and Lizzie Woodward born Oct. 15, 1880; died Nov. 23, 1888.

DANIEL A. JOHNSTON died Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 20, 1888 aged 67 years; veteran of the Mexican War.


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