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


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January 3, 1901

General JACKSON PRYOR born Marion Co., Tenn., Jan. 15, 1816; farmed but began selling mercantile goods in Jasper in 1838 which business he sold in 1857; died in Jasper, Nov. 16, 1900; chief founder of the Pryor Institute, a school in Jasper.

BETTIE MARTIN wife of Rev. J. F. Martin; born May 23, 1845; joined Methodist Church, Bascom Chapel at Vervilla, Tenn., Aug. 28, 1884; died Warren Co., Tenn., Nov. 17, 1899; had 1 son, 3 daus. one of the latter, JOSIE, born Sept. 13, 1883; died August 22, 1900.

LAURA McCRARY born Feb. 26, 1890; died Nov. 25, 1900; daughter of William and Alice McCrary.


January 10, 1901

SAMUEL H. WELLS born Greene Co., Tenn., Feb. 17, 1844 and died there, Aug. 14, 1900; survived by his widow and 9 daughters.

Mrs. W. M. CHEAIRS daughter of Captain Sam Pointer; married William Cheairs son of Major N. F Cheairs of Spring Hill, Tenn.; 5 surviving children, Mrs. Lou Greenlow, Mrs. Hughes, Nat, Will and Henry; she died Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 17, 1900 in her 49th year of age.

A double funeral was held March 9, 1900 for JOHN HALEY, SR. and his wife, NANNIE; she died March 7, 1900 and he died March 8, 1900 aged "little More" than 94 years old. College Grove, Tennessee.

BATTLE MALONE BASKERVILL youngest son of Rev. G. B. and Sallie Lewis Baskervill; died Nov. 18 1900 aged 17 years, near Stanton, Tenn.

BUDDIE RAGLE son of W. T. and Mattie Ragle; born Aug. 27, 1900; died Nov. 14, 1900; pneumonia.


January 17, 1901

Miss MOLLIE G. POYNER died Shelbyville, Ky., July 1900.

ELIZABETH FUNK wife of Samuel Funk; born Shenandoah Co., VA., April 5, 1825; died Shelby Co., Tenn., Oct. 2, 1900; her father, John Pennywitt was a grandson of John Pennywitt who came to this country from France in 1740 and settled in the Shenandoah Valley; moved from Va. to east Tenn. just before the Civil War and afterwards to Shelby County. She had 11 children, 3 having died in infancy.

JOHN DAVID "Dave" SMITH born in Ga., Oct. 17, 1828; died Aug. 31, 1900; married Mary Oliver and moved to Clark Co., Miss.; 5 children.

CORA LEE HARDY born Dec. 2, 1881; died Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 21, 1900.

LAURA MAY TUCK daughter of William and Emily Tuck, granddaughter of Nowell White; born May 1, 1894; died Sept. 29, 1900; burial in Decaturville, Tenn.

JOHN B. CRICHLOW born Aug. 5, 1820; died near College Grove, Tenn., February 17, 1900.

GEORGE W. MARTIN SON OF John and Rebecca Martin; died Oct. 3, 1900 aged 22 years, 6 months and 18 days [June 26, 1878].


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January 24, 1901

MARY PORTER WEAKLEY mother of Rev. Wickliff Weakley, Tennessee Conference and Major T. P. Weakley, Nashville; died in that city, January 10, 1901 aged fourscore years.

MARGARET KING NEWBERRY daughter of Rev. W. White Newberry and wife; born Mt. City, Tenn., May 7, 1899; died July 28, 1900.

MALINDA WALLIS, nee Elliott; born Louisa Co., Iowa, February 28, 1844; married James I. Wallis, Sept. 15, 1862; died November 22, 1900.

MARY S. STEWART, nee Vane; born Sumner Co., Tenn., Oct. 26, 1822; died near Henderson, Tenn., Nov. 26, 1900; married Martin Stewart when 18 years old; 5 children, only one, Kittie, survived her

ELLEN BOOTH wife of Thomas Booth; born England, Dec. 5, 1827; died McDowell, W. Virginia, Sept. 24, 1900; burial in Cooper, W. Virginia.

ALFRED JOSEPH JONES son of Asbury and Emeline D. Jones; born Salke Natchie, S. C., Oct. 6, 1875; died Dixie, Ga., Oct. 20, 1900.

MATTIE REBECCA JOHNSON daughter of Walter Johnson, Decaturville, Tenn., born Feb. 24, 1896; died Sept. 21, 1900.

Miss ANNIE P. BAXTER born Jan. 18, 1875; died July 2, 1900.

JOHN J. CONDER born Oct. 8, 1824; married Elizabeth Hastings, Dec. 29, 1849; 7 children; died recently.

PEARL LERBLANCE daughter of Judge L. H. Lerblance; born Mar. 11, 1898; died Nov. 1, 1900.

Tribute of Respect for Miss MAGGIE SMITH who died Nov. 15, 1900; by a Sunday School in Memphis, Tenn.; undated. [Obituary abstracts, in this publication, in Feb. 28, 1901 issue]

Tribute of Respect for JOHN T. BASSETT, now deceased; by Board of Stewards, Iuka Methodist Church (Miss.); undated.


January 31, 1901

LUTHER WOOD McCORD born Moulton, Alabama, Oct. 3, 1835; died Buffalo, New York, Sept. 6, 1900; began THE PULASKI CITIZEN in Pulaski, Tenn. in 1855; married Martha Shapard in 1859.

THOMAS O. "Tom" FRANK son of Rev. J. P. Frank; born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Aug. 5, 1872; served in Co. A, 10th Inf. U.S. Cavalry during Spanish-American War; died of fever at Santiago de Cuba, November 25, 1900.

Tribute of Respect for Miss BROOKS CARWILE who died Dec. 21, 1900 aged 19 years, an orphan who was reared by an uncle, E. S. Abernathy; by Bethlehem Sunday School; undated.

MARTHA ANN WHITE, nee Downing; born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Dec. 22, 1826; married Parker White and settled in Calloway Co., Ky. where she died Nov. 27, 1900; burial in Temple Hill Cemetery; 5 children.

MARY E. MORGAN widow of William K. Morgan, Greenville, Ky.; daughter of Michael Lovell, Muhlenburg Co., Ky.; born Feb. 15, 1823; married Dec. 23, 1840; died Dec. 31, 1900; 12 children.

LOCKEY DAVIS daughter of Francis L. and Isabella Adams; born Wilson Co., Tenn., Aug. 5, 1802; married Felix Wood, Feb. 5, 1818; joined Methodist Church January 12, 1819; husband died August 1837 leaving her with 9 children; married James Davis (died 1861) in March 1843; one daughter, Mrs. V. O. Hawkins; she died June 9, 1900; burial in Pine Grove Churchyard near her old home in Miss. where her family settled in 1830.

JULIA A. WRIGHT, nee Brown; born near Water Valley, Miss., Mar. 8, 1873; died Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 3, 1900; married Edwin M. Wright, Oct. 6, 1896; 1 daughter.


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February 7, 1901

Rev. DANIEL A. PATRICK, South Carolina Conference; died Gaffney, S. C., Jan. 9, 1901.

Rev. J. G. BURKS died Jan. 24, 1901; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Humboldt, Tenn.; surviving were his widow and a daughter named Jessie.

MARTHA H. MOORE died Ft. Worth, Texas, Jan. 12, 1901 in her 89th year of age; native of Tenn. where she spent most of her life; twice married; mother and grandmother.

MARY ELIZABETH WEAKLY born Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 22, 1821; daughter of Rev. Thomas D. and Mary E. Porter; married Rev. B. F. Weakley in 1838, a local Methodist preacher and doctor of east Nashville, Tenn.; her sister, Minerva, married Rev. A. P. McFerrin; the Weaklys and McFerrins moved to Edgefield, near Nashville, in 1848; member of Hobson Methodist Church. She died Jan. 10, 1901; 11 children.

KATE COSBY wife of L. T. Cosby married June 15, 1876; died Dec. 28, 1900.

Hon. RICHARD H. BROWNING born Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 16, 1835; married (1) Margaret J. Wright; 6 children; (2) M. L. Tilmon; 3 children; Confederate veteran; farmer in Lauderdale Co., Tenn.; died August 31, 1900.

ELIZABETH DORSEY born Alabama, Feb. 11, 1837; married Walter Dorsey in 1856; died Sept. 24, 1900; for years a Baptist she joined the Methodist Church in 1879.

FANNIE OWEN, nee Halifield; born Mar. 7, 1847; died Dec. 14, 1900; daughter of Rev. N. G. Halifield.


February 14, 1901

JOHN T. BARNETT born Giles Co., Tenn., Dec. 1, 1842; died Iuka, Miss., Nov. 22, 1900; served in 26 Miss. Inf. Reg., CSA; wounded in his right arm, crippling it; married Sallie H. daughter of Dr. J. S. Davis, Iuka, Miss., in 1867.

CARMILLA MILES daughter of Thomas G. and E. A. Miles; born July 19, 1891; died Jan. 4, 1901.

SALLIE WILLIAMSON GRANBERRY born Dinwiddie Co., Va., Feb. 6, 1842; moved with parents to Tenn. married Capt. J. L. Granverry, Oct. 12, 1865; died Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 1900; burial in Collierville, Tenn.

Rev. M. T. C. ELLINGTON born west Tenn., June 30, 1829; died near Iuka, Miss., April 28, 1900; married Mattie Kirk.

ANNA BLACKBURN HILL born Feb. 3, 1839 near Holly Springs, Miss.; died Dec. 22, 1900; married W. G. Hill, April 1, 1879 and moved to Panola Co., Mississippi.


February 21, 1901

Rev. JOHN THOMAS WIGGINS son of W. R. and Susan I. Wiggins; born Henry Co., Tenn., Jan. 23, 1855; died Raleigh, Tenn., of consumption, Dec. 16, 1900; educated at McTyeire Institute, McKenzie, Tenn.; taught school for a few years and then entered the Methodist ministry; married Eva Clark in 1880; 3 daus., 2 sons. [Buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie, Tenn. with a tombstone reading: J. T. Wiggins, Jan. 23, 1855-Dec. 16, 1900.]

MARGARET JACKSON ABERNATHY daughter of James E. and Rebecca Abernathy; born Giles Co., Tenn., Mar. 8, 1872; died Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 9, 1901.

MARY J. STOVALL, nee McLees, wife of D. L. Stovall; born Tuscaloosa, Ala., April 23, 1849; died Jasper, Ala., Dec. 27, 1900; 4. children.

MARGARET LEMONDS youngest child of William and Polly Wheeler; born near Kossuth, Miss., Feb. 17, 1843; married Robert Lemonds, Mar. 3, 1874; died Dec. 24, 1900; 3 children.

ROBERT EVEN STRATTON son of James H. and Mary Stratton; born July 16, 1899; died Dec. 27, 1900.


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February 28, 1901

A jury found SHELL COCHRAN, a white man, guilty of having murdered STERLING THOMPSON, an aged black-man, on January 3, 1901, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Georgia.

MAGGIE SMITH born Nov. 27, 1879; died Memphis, Tenn. in residence of her aunt, Mary Searcy, Nov. 14, 1900; a Sunday School teacher and a public school teacher in Shelby Co., Tenn.

MARY CASEY BUTLER wife of Dr. H. T. Butler, Union City, Tenn.; daughter of W. W. and J. N. Casey born Perry Co., Tenn., April 19, 1867; married Butler of Giles Co., Tenn., 1888; died Dec. 30, 1900.

MYRA MAY HARRIS daughter of Rev. E. S. Harris; died Whiteville, Tenn., Nov. 15, 1900 aged 17 months.

MARY P. CARSON, nee Griffin; born White Co., Ark., Oct. 1854; died Mar. 29, 1900; married R. N. Carson in 1873 and moved to Monroe Co., Miss. in 1876; 5 children.

LILLIAN MULKEY child of M. P. and Mamie Mulkey; born Feb. 3, 1897; died Nov. 13, 1900.

JOHN H. STEEN TATE son of Zachariah and Margarette Steen Tate; born Union Dist., S. C., May 3, 1829; moved with parents to Union co., Miss.; married Amanda Ticer in 1858; died; Dec 6, 1900.

SARAH D. HEROD, nee Balkely; born Maury Co., Tenn., Nov. 30, 1817; died near Eureka Springs, Miss. in residence of son, S. T. Herod, January 24, 1901; married John P. Herod in 1837; 8 ch.

Tribute of Respect for JOSEPH NEWTON McCLURE who died January 8, 1901; by Woman's Home Mission Society, Highland Methodist Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico; dated Jan. 9, 1901.


March 7, 1901

Rev. PETER A. HEARD, No. Ga. Conference, died College Park, Ga., Feb. 22, 1901; an itinerant Methodist preacher for 37 years.

Rev. S. W. SPEERE, DD, born Davidson Co., Tenn., Aug. 9, 1815; died Jessamine Co., Ky., Oct. 5, 1900; joined Tenn. Conference as a Methodist preacher in 1832 when only 17 years old; ordained deacon in 1834; ordained elder in 1836; served charges in the La. and Miss. conferences; at his death the last surviving delegate to the 1845 conference held in Louisville, Ky. to organize the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Rev. ALEXANDER B. WINFIELD born Sussex Co., Va., Nov. 25, 1824; moved with family to west Tenn.; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in Holly Springs, Miss. in Nov. 1846; Memphis Conference; transferred to Arkansas Conference in 1852; retired in 1877; died Okolona, Ark., Dec. 9, 1900; not as versatile or popular as his brother, the Rev. Augustus R. Winfield, he "was a fine preacher and eminently useful man."

MORELLA C. WATSON, nee Cross, born Lauderdale Co., Ala., Aug. 4, 1854; died Iuka, Miss., Nov. 14, 1900.

MARCUS L. CORBAN born Wayne Co., Tenn., Nov. 12, 1846; Confederate veteran; moved to Hopkins Co., Ky. in 1870; married Mary S. Cates, Nebo, Ky., Dec. 11, 1872; died Feb. 13, 1901; 13 children.


March 14, 1901

MAURICE THOMPSON born Fairfield, Maryland in 1844; son of a Baptist preacher; reared in north Georgia; served in Confederate army; moved to Indiana; civil engineer; served in the state legislature; wrote historical romance; died Crawfordsville, Ind., Feb. 15, 1901.

CHARITY ALSTON OLIVER, nee Chambers; born Elbert Co., Ga., Sept. 20, 1817; died Chattanooga, Tenn., recently; married James O. Oliver, Dec. 24, 1833; 5 surviving children.

HENRY D. LOWRY son of William B. and Sallie Lowry; born Ga., Dec. 13, 1847; died Smyrna, Tenn., March 3l, 1900; married Dora White, July 2, 1871; 7 children. Farmer.


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Dr. DAVID SMITH MILLS born middle Tenn., June 23, 1829; moved to Haywood Co., Tenn. as an adult; son of Rev. David and Jane R. Mills; alumnus, Memphis Medical College; practiced medicine in Pine Bluff, Ark., where he died August 3, 1900; a freemason; married (1) Emma Allis; (2) Martha Andrews; no children but stepfather of second wife's five children.

M. E. MAYES wife of Rev. J. L. Mayes; born S. C., Sept. 14, 1830; moved with parents to Alabama when she was two years old; married Jan. 3, 1850; died Llano Co., Texas, Dec. 27, 1900.

MARY JANE WILSON daughter of Rev. Joshua Coffee, a local Methodist preacher; born Smith Co., Tenn., June 12, 1824; married Tennison J. Wilson, Jan. 3, 1849; died Tullahoma, Tenn., Dec. 13, 1900.

E. A. WALLER wrote that her husband [name not given] died January 3, 1901 in his 81st year of age; two years before his death their son, James "Jimmy" had married; his wife and infant child died April 4, 1901; another son was named Joseph Waller.

SETH R. KITTRELL son of H. G. and Mollie McGride Kittrell; died Dec. 24, 1900, Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.


March 21, 1901

Rev. WILLIAM ARTHUR born in Ireland [born County Antrim, Ireland, Feb. 3, 1819]; educated at Horton College; sent to India as a Methodist missionary; thereafter active in the British Conference; died at Cannes, France, March 9, 1901 in his 83rd year of age. [A biographical sketch and picture of this talented clergyman appear on pages 145-146 on THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD METHODISM, edited by Nolan B. Harmon, Nashville, 1974, volume one.]

MOLLIE S. REID born Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 6, 1850; daughter of J. D. and Kate Robinson; married Judge H. P. Reid in 1869; 6 children, 3 surviving her; one son, Alexander Martin Reid, died year before last; died Friar's Point, Miss., Dec. 1, 1900.

LAWRENCE EVANS HANNA son of Dr. James D. Hanna, Bethpage, Tenn.; born Oct. 17, 1876; died Oct. 31, 1900.

THESSY ANN PIRTLE born July 3, 1827; died Graves Co., Ky. in residence of W. W. Pirtle, her son, Nov. 2, 1900; married Rev. James G. Pirtle, Memphis Conference; 9 children.

OVERTON W. CROCKETT born near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Feb. 4, 1825; died in residence of son, James Crockett, Navarro Co., Texas, Jan. 13, 1901; married E. C. Ransom (died Mar. 14, 1869), Aug. 29, 1487; 3 daus., 6 sons; moved to Chatfield, Texas in January 1860.

HAMILTON A. CAMPBELL son of W. B. and Eulalia Campbell; born near Carthage, Tenn., Jan. 13, 1881; orphaned, he was reared by his grandparents, Dr. W. S. and Isabella Findlay, Sparta, Tenn., where he died Feb. 7, 1901.

Mrs. S. F. DORR born in France, June 5, 1821; married L. A. Dorr, also a native of France, in Mobile, Ala., June 9, 1841; 12 children; died near Sardis, Miss., Jan. 10, 1901.

MARTHA E. AUSTIN daughter of Rev. R. S. Swift; born Scott's Hill, Tenn., Jan. 22, 1855; died Jan. 9, 1901; married A. F. Austin, Oct. 24, 1875; 8 children.

ESTHER I. WINSETT daughter of E. A. and M. E. Winsett; born El Reno, Oklahoma, Oct. 3, 1897; died Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 13, 1901; diphtheria.

FREELAN A. and GEORGE THOMAS sons of W. H. and Fannie TEDFORD, Bethel Springs, Tenn.; the former was born Sept. 12, 1891 and died Aug. 28, 1900; the latter born Aug. 8, 1897 and died Nov. 5, 1900. Freelan died of typhoid fever and George of croup.


March 28, 1901

Dr. ARTHUR EDWARDS died in Chicago, Ill., Mar. 21, 1901; editor of the NORTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE for about thirty-five years.


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KATE ELLIS EDMONSON daughter of W. K. and Martha Green; wife of Starns Edmonson; born Nolensville, Tenn., June 7, 1867; died Dec. 9, 1900.

N. J. PAYNE born Oct. 7, 1818; died Dyer Co., Tenn., Jan. 27, 1901; daughter of William P. Peper of N.C.; married James W. Payne, March 6, 1846; 5 children.

MATTIE ELIZABETH TURNER born Carroll Co., Miss., June 9, 1844; daughter of Colonel C. P. and Lucretia Newell; married J. G. P. Turner at the age of 18 years; 7 children; died Dec. 29, 1900; buried in Eden, Miss.

SARAH E. SADLER widow of Jesse Saddler; born Robertson Co., Tenn., May 31, 1823; died near Sadlersville, Tenn., Dec. 10, 1900.

R. B. BLACKBURN born Aug. 18, 1847; married Medora Swift about Dec. 1, 1874; died Greenbrier, Tenn., August 15, 1900.

EARNEST N. COLEMAN son of J. H. and Lavinia Coleman; born May 6, 1884; died Feb. 2, 1901.

RACHEL SIMS COPE born Jan. 18, 1840; died near Cassville, Feb. 26, 1901.

SARAH ADAMS daughter of W. C. and Rice Adams; born Oct. 19, 1898; died Jan. 18, 1901.

EMMA McCAIN daughter of S. H. and. Dolly Russell; born Nov. 14, 1866; married W. F. McCain, Oct. 16, 1887; 6 children; died Feb. 9, 1901; pneumonia.

MARY ANDERSON daughter of James and Annie Anderson; born April 26, 1896; died Sept. 11, 1900.


April 4, 1901

Rev. MOSES B. HILL, a retired Methodist preacher, missionary to China, died Brownsville, Tenn., March 7, 1901. [Abstract of his obituary, in this publication, April 11, 1901]

JAMES A. LOWRY born Chesterfield Dist., S. C., April 22, 1816; married Missouri Ann Williamson, July 23, 1842; 7 children; those living, Mrs. Carrie McGee, Mrs. Julia C. English, Rev. John P. Lowry, Albert G. Lowry; moved to Raleigh, Miss. and Brandon, Miss.; merchanted; moved to Hempstead Co., Ark. in 1856; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Oct. 24, 1857; ordained deacon Oct. 27, 1861; ordained elder Dec. 2, 1870; moved to Hope, Ark. in Jan. 1882 where he died Feb. 21, 1901. "Thus ends a long and useful life."

HARRIET A. ANTHONY SUMMERS born Sumner Co., Tenn., Aug. 16, 1809; joined Methodist Church Sept. 5, 1825; she was an "old-time Methodist of the shouting type"; married William A. Summers (died April 27, 1857), Nov. 22, 1827; lived on a farm in Christian Co., Ky. where she died Jan. 15, 1901; 6 daus., 3 sons.

WILLIAM CONNELL born July 23, 1820; died Feb. 13, 1901; joined Methodist Church in 1858; 42 years a member of Connell's Chapel in Goodlettsville, Tenn.; husband and father.

PATRA WHITE daughter of R. Henry and Frances White; born Smyrna, Tenn., May 30, 1848; died Sept. 21, 1900; unmarried.

Tribute of Respect for Prof. A. G. MURPHY, now deceased; by Board of Trustees of Logan Female College of which he had long been president; undated.

JOSEPH BOYCE RANDOLPH born Jackson Co., Ga., Dec. 17, 1826; died Prentiss Co., Miss., Dec. 23, 1900; married (1) Mary J. Asbill; 6 children, among them John A. Randolph, army chaplain in Philippine Islands and Joseph B. Randolph, pastor of New Albany, Miss. circuit; (2) Mrs. Risner; 5 children; Confederate veteran (26 Miss. Inf. Reg.); lost his right arm in the war.

Mrs. SUSAN McGHEE born July 3, 1824; died Dec. 18, 1900.

ADALINE JACKSON, nee Ezell; born Weakley Co., Tenn., Aug. 23, 1837; died Feb. 20, 1901; married Nathan R. Jackson in 1854 or '55; 11 children; joined Methodist Church Oct. 1869 at old Mt. Vernon Church.


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April 11, 1901

Rev. MOSES B. HILL, missionary of Methodist Church to China; died in Brownsville, Tenn. in the residence of his father-in-law, Dr. J. W. Kerr, Mar. 8, 1901 and buried in Oakwood Cemetery in that town; son of Moses B. and Elizabeth Hill; born Center Point, Ark., Nov. 24, 1859; educated at Vanderbilt University; went to China in 1888 and was particularly active in Nantziang vicinity; six years the presiding elder of the Shanghai District; married Emma Kerr, a missionary also, in 1894; suffered a stroke in July 1896; returned to the States, to Brownsville, Tenn. in Nov. 1899 where he died, a husband and father.

Rev. JESSE GREEN BURKS born McNairy Co., Tenn., Feb. 3, 1847; son of Rev. Joseph Burks who died when this son was 5 years old; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Sept. 30, 1871; ordained deacon Nov. 21, 1880; ordained elder Dec. 13, 1885; married Willie A. Kent, Oct. 16, 1884; 2 daus., one of whom died in infancy. He died from pneumonia, Jan. 24 1901; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Humboldt, Tenn. Among his charges:

"Our brother was constantly on the effective list and served the following charges in order and for the time here, given: Scott's Hill Mission, two years; Purdy Circuit, two years; Saltillo Circuit, one year; Lynnville Circuit, four years; Hollow Rock Circuit, one year: Pryorsburg Circuit, two years; Wingo Circuit, one year; Columbus Station, one year; Embury Circuit, one year; Belmont Circuit, one year; Humboldt Circuit, three years. At the time of his death he was in charge of Alamo Circuit where he had been cordially received, and had made a promising beginning.

In every relationship of life, Rev. J. G. Burks feared God and worked righteousness. As a gentleman he was worthy of imitation. His speech was chaste his conduct exemplary his manner exceptionally gentle, there being scarcely a trace of the obtrusive."

Rev. BENJAMIN F. WALLACE born Oct. 15, 1826; married Jane Norwood in Hardin Co., Tenn., Mar. 7, 1850; died Dec. 10, 1900; a licensed Methodist preacher; ordained deacon Nov. 18, 1866; ordained elder July 21, 1872; widow and daughter reside in Jackson, Tennessee.

JAMES F. WARNER son of John T. and A. D. Warner; born Murfreesboro, Tenn., Nov. 7, 1854; one of ten children; in infancy moved with parents to Gibson Co., Tenn. where he spent his life; married, Ollie Killion, daughter of Capt. G. H. Killion of Augusta Co., Va., Oct. 10, 1889; died Humboldt, Tenn., Feb. 2, 1901; several years notary public; city magistrate and clerk of special law court of the town; suffered terribly for years rheumatism.

THOMAS CLIFFORD LEECH son of T. M. and Emma Leech; died Charlotte, Tenn., Feb. 15, 1901 aged 1 year, 7 months and 3 days old [July 12, 1899].

Mention of General James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785) and an old Indian chief in Savannah, Georgia:

          We went first of all, to see the river and the "bluff" on which General Oglethorpe and his party of emigrants landed. The country at that time was densely wooded. "The landscape," says Oglethorpe, "is very agreeable-the stream being wide and bounded with high woods on both sides." The river is still the same, but everything else has changed. At the northern end of the "bluff" they found a trading house and an Indian village called Yamaeraw. The chief was Tomo-chi-chi, and the trader's name was Musgrove. In the woods were the various Indian tribes so graphically described in Wesley's Journal. In his effort to reach the Indians he had frequent interviews with Tomo-chi-chi, and urged him to become a Christian. The old man scornfully replied: "Why, these are Christians at Savannah! Those are Christians at Frederica! Christians drink! Christians beat men! Christians tell lies! Me no Christian!" On another occasion, when Wesley asked him what he was made for, he replied: "He that is above knows what he made us for. We know nothing. We are in the dark. White men know much, and yet white men build great houses, as if they were to live forever. But white men cannot live forever. In a little while white men will be dust as well as I." The old chief was a noble character-far superior to many of the early settlers. He did much by his influence with the other chiefs to secure the establishment of the colony. When he visited England, accompanied by his wife, every attention was shown them, and they were presented at court clothed in scarlet. It is said that General Oglethorpe had considerable difficulty in preventing Tomo-chi-chi from presenting himself in Kensington in a costume which would have caused considerable sensation.
            The old Indian chief, who did so much to countenance and support the colony, died on October 5, 17?9, and by his desire he was buried among the English. His body was brought down the river in a canoe, and was met at the foot of the bluff by General Oglethorpe and the civil authorities, who carried it to Percival Square, where he was interred.


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            A large block of granite marks the grave, bearing the following inscription:

In memory of
The Mico of the Yamacraws,
The companion of Oglethorpe,
And the friend and ally of the
Colony of Georgia

            The old chief was nearly a hundred years old when he died. It is said that when John Wesley asked him if it was not time for him to prepare for another world the chief replied: "Not until I have killed some more of my enemies." Perhaps he thought when he had killed some more that "the beloved ones" would then grant the peace among the Indian tribes which he said was necessary before the gospel could be successfully preached to them.


April 18, 1901

MARTHA CAROLINE FLOWERS, nee Williams; wife of Rev. Thomas Flowers, born Franklin Co., Miss., 1821; first married to H. Crabtree and had a son who was killed in the battle of Franklin, Tenn. in Civil War in 1863 [This battle was actually fought Nov. 30, 1864.] She married Flowers in 1863, living in Miss. but in 1871 moved to Montana where she died in Victor, March 3, 1901.

MARY E. TERRY widow of Colonel John T. Terry; daughter of Dr. John C. Taylor, born Marvin, Ala., Oct. 1, 1843; married May 28, 1874; one son, Benjamin Taylor Terry, graduated from Vanderbilt University and at her death was studying medicine at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore; died Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 17, 1901. Sister of Mrs. D. C. B. Connerly, Mrs. L. A. Cockrell and Mrs. J. V. Glass.

ELIZABETH JOHN SESSLER born Roanoke Co., Va., July 30, 1827; died Botetourt Co., Va., Feb. 12, 1901; the second of seven daughters of James and Anna Myers John; married John Brown Sessler in 1854.

IMA ORR wife of Calvin Orr; born 1869; died Jan. 21, 190l; wife and mother of Maud and Delena Orr.


April 25, 1901

Rev. J. W. VEST, W. Texas Conference, died San Marcos, Texas, April 12, 1901.

Rev. JAMES HAMMOND, W. Texas Conference, died Llano, Texas, April 10, 1901.

RALSTON R. THOGMORTON born McKenzie, Tenn., April 3, 1885; son of Rev. P. G. Thogmorton; died Martin, Tenn., Mar. 13, 1901; buried beside his mother at Shiloh Church, Mansfield, Henry Co., Tenn.

SALLIE OWEN MARIS born near Franklin, Tenn., July 6, 1821; died Somerville, Tenn., recently; married (1) G. T. Wainwright; 2 children, one died in infancy, the other, Mrs. Williams, died in Forrest City, Ark., July 16, 1900; (2) William Maris (died April 3, 1886), in 1855; 4 children, the oldest died young and Annie Elise died in Dec. 1896; two survived her, Mrs. Fannie Patrick, Arlington, Tenn. and Miss Lucy Maris of Forrest City, Arkansas.

JOHN J. WHEAT son of A. J. and R. S. Wheat and nephew of Rev. J. J. Wheat; born Miss., Dec. 6, 1865; died Pine Bluff, Ark., Jan. 16, 1901; among his survivors were his widow and 1 child. His sister, Mrs. Quattlebaum, died several months ago.

LILLIE ALEXANDER born Madison Co., Tenn., Feb. 10, 1884; died Mar. 20, 1901.

Mrs. R. J. BIGHAM born in Tenn. in 1828; moved to Miss. in 1842; married S. B. Bigham, Mar. 28, 1844; died Pontotoc Co., Miss., Aug. 31, 1900; 1 son, 5 daus.

THOMAS BRUCE BELL son of Luther and Lula Bell; born July 28, 1899; died Oct. 15, 1900.

Capt. W. G. JOHNSON son of Wiley and Harriet Johnson; born Covington Co., Miss., May 1, 1836; died Orlando, Fla., Mar. 9, 1901; moved from Miss. to Fla. in 1884; Confederate veteran (Sgt. /Capt., Co. C, 18 Miss. Inf. Reg.); captured in 1863 and held prisoner for several years; married (1) M. E. Finley (died 1869); (2) Mamie McKee in 1871; two sons survived him, W. Hamilton Johnston, assistant city engineer, Jackson, Miss. and R. Dudley Johnson, Orlando, Florida.


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May 2, 1901

Rev. PETER S. TWITTY, retired Methodist preacher, So. Ga. Conference, died Dublin, Georgia, April 15, 1901; had been severely wounded while serving in the Confederate army.

TOMMIE HARDY, nee Smith; born Lamar Co., Texas, August 10, 1870; daughter of Rev. Thomas M. Smith, No. Texas Conference who died when she was a child; her mother then married T. B. Yarbrough. She married Rev. James C. Hardy, a member of Vanderbilt University faculty, May 4, 1899; died Feb. 18, 1901; 1 child.

JOHN JEFFERSON CHAPPELL born Cadiz, Ky., Dec. 16, 1855; died Hopkinsville, Ky., Aug. 11, 1900; married Ida only daughter of Colonel J. O. Cooper, March 11, 1884; 2 daus. who were killed in the September 1908 Galveston, Texas storm. A successful businessman.

[THE CHAPPELL, DICKIE AND OTHER KINDRED FAMILIES, by Phil E. Chappell, Kansas City, 1900, pages 281-284, state that John Jefferson Chappell had two children, James and Sarah; that he was a son of John Wesley Chappell, 1824-1895 and Sarah Jefferson Chappell; grandson of Dickie Chappell, 1782-1870, a member of the Halifax Co., Va. Chappell family.]

Tribute of Respect for FLORA LEE daughter of H. A. Dillon and wife who died recently; by a Sunday School; undated.

Dr. ORVILLE RIEVES EARLY son of Bishop Early; born Lynchburg, Va.; graduate, Transylvania University and was elected dean of Memphis Medical College; married Mary E. Chevis in 1872 and moved to Ky. where he was a member of the state board of health; a Confederate veteran (a major in rank); died Dec. 11, 1900.

KATE DALTON born Mooreville, Ala.; died Shannon, Ga., Feb. 13, 1901.


May 9, 1901

Rev. WILLIAM H. THOMAS, So. Georgia Conference; born Jan. 13, 1810; joined Ga. Conference in 1849 and in 1866 the So. Ga. Conference; died Waycross, Ga., April 25, 1901.

Rev. W. B. HINES, Miss. Conference; died at Summit, Miss., April 24, 1901 in his 83rd year of age.

Rev. DANIEL TREADWELL SHERMAN third son of David and Sylvia Sherman; born Oneida Co., N. Y., March 21, 1816; moved with family to St. Charles, MO when he was about five years old; in 1822 moved to Warren and in May 1826 to Hickory Grove; licensed to preach in the Methodist Church August 29, 1836; married (1) Mrs. Sylvia Bewley, widow of Rev. Nelson Bewley, Jan. 11, 1838; two surviving children, Mrs. Eliza Worthington of Winlock, Washington and J. M. Sherman of Defiance, MO; (2) Clara Howard, Oct. 25, 1849; surviving children, Mrs. Sylvia Bangs, Eagle Grove, Iowa; Dr. George H. Sherman, Eads, Col.; Mrs. Mary Brown and Miss Ella Sherman of Dalton, Ga. A list of Reverend Sherman's charges:

I here summarize as briefly as possible his official relations to the Church for the last sixty- five years of his life: Local preacher and exhorter, nineteen years; traveling preacher in Missouri Conference, twenty years, with the following charges: Bowling Green, Richmond, Columbia, 1837- 40; local, 1840-45; Danville Circuit, two years; Bowling Green, St. Charles Circuit, two years; Warrenton, two years; Savannah Circuit, two years; Hannibal Station, 1845-66, local. Illinois Conference, M. E. Church, South, five years: Canton Station and Springfield District, Peoria District, two years; Marietta and Midway, supernumerary, two years. Missouri Conference: Kahoka, Old Alexandria, Ashley, Frankfort, Santa Fe, Vandalia, superannuated, 1881-1900.


FRANCIS CATHERINE GARVIN, nee Marshall; born Green Co., Ky., Nov. 19, 1828; daughter of Samuel Brents and Sallie Richardson Marshall; married William V. Garvin of Woodsonville, Ky. in 1847; died April 6, 1901.

MARY SAMUELLA ROSS BANDY born Wilson Co., Tenn., Nov. 1, 1842; died April 12, 1901; married Jonathan Bandy, Dec. 21, 1865; 5 children.


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May 16, 1901

Rev. W. H. METHENY, pastor at Berryville, Ark. Methodist Church, left the parsonage to feed his horses in a mile-away pasture on the evening of May 2, 1901; not returning, a search was made for him and it was soon discovered that he had apparently died suddenly.

Rev. JOSEPH SYKES OAKLEY born Sheffield, England, Nov. 1, 1852; son of Charles and Margaret Oakley; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in June 1871 and in Sept. 1872 came to the U.S.; resumed ministry in Corinth Conference; married Eliza J. Harrison, Dec. 11, 1873; 6 children; died Mar. 7, 1901.

JOSEPH J. CALLAWAY son of Rev. Elisha Callaway; born Noxubee Co., Miss., Oct. 5, 1845; died near Brooksville, Miss., Mar. 26, 1901.

JAMES SIDNEY MORING born Wake Co., N.C., Oct. 4, 1821; moved to Miss. in 1860; died Tate Co., Miss., Jan. 12, 1901; 5 daus., 2 sons.

Mrs. M. K. HORD born May 21, 1827; died Winchester, Ky., Feb. 21, 1901; daughter of Dr. S. D. Martin, Clarke Co., Ky.; married F. P. Hord; her last years were spent in San Antonio, Texas.

LINNIE ELMIRA DUNN, nee Witten; born Tazewell Co., Va., Dec. 26, 1841; daughter of J. M. and C. C. Witten; married F. S. Dunn in 1859; died Brambleton, Texas, Feb. 23, 1901; wife and mother.


May 23, 1901

Dr. WILLIAM H. MORGAN, DDS, born Logan Co., Ky.; graduate, Baltimore College of Dental Surgeons and soon moved to Nashville, Tenn., where he practiced dentistry; for several years was dean of dental department at Vanderbilt University; active Methodist layman; his funeral was held May 17, 1901. His picture accompanies this sketch.

ROBERT PAINE NANCE born near Nashville, Tenn., 1814; as a child moved with parents to Henry Co., Tenn. and in adulthood moved near to Fulton, Ky. where he died at the age of 86 years; married Mary Jane Phelps; 3 daus. (all deceased), 5 sons.

Rev. WARWICK BRISCOE died April 5, 1901 aged 82 years; admitted to Kentucky Conference as Methodist preacher in 1849 and was a charter member of Western Va. Conference (1850); he preached the first sermon of the Charleston, W. Virginia Methodist Church; surviving were his widow and 5 children.

LETITIA J. SMITH born in N.C., Jan. 28, 1823; died Crawford, Miss., Mar. 4, 1901; married Jesse Smith in 1842; 10 children, 5 surviving her.

Dr. JOHN DORSON SALE born near Huntsville, Ala., Mar. 10, 1819; died Collierville, Tenn., Feb. 25, 1901. His father, Capt. Dudley Sale, moved to north Alabama from Ga. soon after the War of 1812 and reared 12 children of which Dr. John was the last-born; educated at Louisville Medical College; married (1) Susan Martin; 2 children and moved to Tenn. in 1841 but soon moved to Mt. Pleasant, Miss.; married (2) Mrs. lea Street in 1869; 3 daughters.

LOUISA AUGUSTA DAVIS, nee McDonnell; born near Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 6, 1855; died near Decatur, Ala., Mar. 20, 1901; married Major William H. Davis in 1886 and lived in Pine Bluff, Ark.; no children.

Capt. JOHN D. WHEELER died Mar. 18, 1901; born April 27, 1827; married (1) Mary Tennessee West, Dec. 19, 1849; (2) Drusilla Seay, Dec. 18, 1879; Confederate veteran; freemason.

EDGAR BIRCHFIELD son of S. H. Birchfield and wife; died Dec. 14, 1900; a youth.


May 30, 1901

Rev. J. W. SOLOMON died Seale, Alabama, May 16, 1901; ministry in Alabama.

Professor A. G. MURPHEY born Ohio, Oct. 18, 1831; graduate, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1855; school teacher; one of the first faculty members of Ky. Wesleyan College in 1866; taught in other schools as well; married (1) Susan Emily Savage, mother of his children; (2) Mary Williams; died Feb. 25, 1901; burial in Millersburg, Ky.


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HARRIET CLAPP HARPER daughter of Greenville and Eliza Bennett; born Morgan Co., Ala., April 28, 1827; moved to Monroe Co., Miss. in 1840; married (1) Dr. S. P. Clapp, Dec. 21, 1848; moved to Iuka, Miss. in 1870; married (2) Rev. R. L. Harper and lived in South Carolina until 1878 and returned to Iuka; spent last years in residence of a niece in West Point, Miss., and died Feb. 16, 1901.

Tribute of Respect for Mr. T. C. FARRAR who died April 13, 1901; by Sunday School of which he had been superintendent; undated.

MARTHA JEWEL GARRET born Laurens Dist., S. C., Mar. 22, 1819; married Capt. John Garret (died 1865); a daughter, Mrs. Cordie Nance in whose residence she died in or near Clarksville, Texas, Feb. 28, 1901.

ABNER PERRY McCLESKEY born Hall Co., Ga., Oct. 29, 1836; died Huffman, Ala., Nov. 24, 1900; twice married and father of ten children.

IRENE V. HOOPER, nee Hicks; born Holly Springs, Miss., Aug. 15, 1839; married Major John A. Hooper, April 18, 1864; died Sardis, Miss., Mar. 19, 1901.

MAGGIE H. HIGGINS, nee McLamara; born Dorchester Co., Maryland, May 14, 1840; moved to Miss. when fifteen years old; died Duck Hill, Miss., Mar. 25, 1901.

SUSAN REBECCA ABERNATHY, nee Denty; born Giles Co., Tenn., Dec. 9, 1833; married James E. Abernathy, Oct. 5, 1852; died on the same premises on which she had been born and where all her 12 children had been born [death date not given].


June 6, 1901

Hon. J. A. MANSON born McDonough, Ga., July 28, 1842; died Saulsburg, Tenn., Jan. 24, 1901.

Hon. J. A. MANSON was born in McDonough, Ga., July 28, 1842; and died at Saulsbury, Tenn., where he had long been a resident and a faithful member of the Methodist Church, January 24, 1901. This is the earthly close of an honorable and influential life. The principal dates chronicled below are taken from the Historical Record of Hardeman County; "His parents were Dr. F. E. and Mary (Bethune) Manson; the father was born March 19, 1800, in Virginia, and emigrated to Georgia about 1820, where he was prominently connected with the political affairs of that day. He was a member of the Legislature a number of times, being a Representative at the time Georgia seceded. His mother was born in Georgia in 1810. She was a sister of the distinguished gen. James Bethune, of Pennsylvania." Mr. Manson was educated at Emory College. He was in the midst of his college course when the Civil War broke out; leaving college, "he entered Company A, Cobbs, Ga., as a private. In 1863 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant; April 6, 1865, he was captured and imprisoned at Johnson's Island. After his release he resumed his studies at college, graduating in 1867. In 1873 was conferred upon him the degree of Master of Arts." About this time he moved to west Tennessee, and settled in Hardeman County, at Saulsbury. Here, at Bolivar, and at La Grange he was engaged in teaching school, more or less continuously, until 1880. Quoting again from the Record: "He was elected to represent Hardeman County in the Legislature in 1876. He served with so much credit and distinction that he was elected each succeeding term until 1884. In 1885 he became Speaker of the House. July 9 of the same year he was appointed deputy revenue collector... Mr. Manson was blessed in his parentage, and was himself richly endowed by nature. Coming of hardy stock, he was however, always stronger in mind than in body. His first battle in life was for the privilege of living at all. The value he put upon this first blessing was fundamental in his character. His education he attained in a constant struggle against his bodily weakness, but he prosecuted his studies in spite of it, and of the great war through which he served, until he had won his master's degree. He was well qualified for the work of teaching, to which he gave a large part of his life. Himself well educated, his methods were educative; while his life, for its cleanness and its victory, was a constant inspiration to his pupils. His natural genius, however, led him into the larger field of political debate. He was saturated with the best traditions of the Southern political domination. His devotion to the South and her principles, and her party were deep and constant. The easy "give and take" debate, with its effective argumentum ad hominem, came naturally to him, while his mind was stored with a rich treasury of information. Plain and unassuming in dress and manner, without the backing of large capital or influential interests, his prominence in the party councils of his State was due to true merit and mental power. His were the alternate successes and failures characteristic of American public life.


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June 6, 1901

MARY MATILDA MAY born about a mile from where the Bluefield, Va. depot "now stands," Dec. 16, 1831; daughter of Samuel P. and Judith Davidson who moved to Floyd Co., Ky. about 1833; she married Colonel Andrew J. May, April 25, 1855 and after several moves settled in Tazewell, Va. in 1863 where she died Mar. 17, 1901. Her husband was colonel of the 5th Kentucky Cavalry.

ELIZABETH HOWELL, nee Tatum; born Gibson Co., Tenn., May 13, 1829; married F. Henry Howell in 1849; moved to Dancyville, Tenn. in 1860; 6 sons; in 1882 they moved to Dyersburg, Tenn. where he died in 1895; she died Mar. 8, 1901. [Her obituary was republished in June 13, 1901 issue in which her birth date was given as May 11, 1829; marriage as having occurred May 1, 1851.]

C. J. T. BAIRD born near Lebanon, Tenn., June 9, 1826; died near there, Feb. 6, 1901; husband and father.

FINETTIE TENNESEE BUCKLEY, nee Howard; born Bedford Co., Tenn., Dec. 5, 1861; died Mar. 27, 1901; moved with parents to Washington Co., Ark. in 1878; married W. L. Buckley in 1881; 3 children.


June 13, 1901

MARY JANE WATERS wife of Rev. John T. Waters, Florida Conference; daughter of Rev. Dandridge C. and Susan Jane Walton; born Barren Co., Ky., Sept. 25, 1836; hers was "an old line Methodist family"; married Aug. 16, 1860; 4 children; died Viola, Tenn., Mar. 20, 1901; burial in Bascom Chapel Cemetery in Warren Co., Tenn.

M. L. SHAW born Fulton Co., Ky., Oct. 12, 1848; died Hickman Co., Ky., Jan. 13, 1901; husband and father.

C. M. BROWN born Sumner Co., Tenn., July 8, 1846; died Mar. 15, 1901; married Sarah Adams of Tipton Co., Tenn., Feb. 13, 1872 and moved to that county; 1 dau., 2 sons.

HERBERT LEE BUGG, local Methodist preacher, White River Conference (Ark.); died Walnut Ridge, Ark., Jan. 15, 1901 in his 36th year of age; grandson of Rev. George W. Nolley of the Va. Conference.

GEORGE A. BARBEE son of H. G. and A. M. Barbee; born near Clarksville, Tenn., in 1825; died Mar. 23, 1901, Iuka, Miss.; married Virginia Harrison in 1851; one son.

HATTIE R. DOUGHORTY wife of Thomas H. Doughorty; daughter of Capt. E. G. Sexton; born Stewart Co., Tenn., Feb. 12, 186; died in same county, Mar. 9, 1901; 2 children.

ELIZABETH FORMAN MARSHALL daughter of William and Phoebe Forman; born Feb. 2, 1834; married Robert M. Marshall, May 21, 1856; 1 dau., 8 sons; died near Sardis, Ky., April 10, 1901.

ELBERT SMOCK born Marion Co., Ky., Dec. 29, 1823; died Jan. 6, 1901; husband and father (1 dau., 2 sons).


June 20, 1901

SUSAN VIRGINIA BROWDER, nee Warfield; born Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, June 12, 1834; moved with parents to Montgomery Co., Tenn.; married Thomas E. Browder, Dec. 23, 1856; moved to New Orleans and then in 1860 to Tenn. but finally settled in Logan Co., Ky. where she died April 19, 1901; 5 surviving daughters; burial in Russellville, Ky.

ISAAC GRIZZELL born Cannon Co., Tenn., Feb. 6, 1827; married Elizabeth Jones, Nov. 20, 1847; 1 dau., 7 sons; died Warren Co., Tenn., Jan. 3, 1901; joined Methodist Church in 1872.

HIRAM BUCKLEY born Aug. 16, 1819; died Jan. 2, 1901; married (1) Mary Ann Lockhart of Simpson Co., Ky., Feb. 2, 1844; 2 sons; (2) Mrs. Jane Crowe, Nov. 6, 1884.

Tribute of Respect for Miss KATE WILSON who died from an accidental injury sustained at Mullins Church, Shelby Co., Tenn., Mar. 17, 1901; by Sunday School at Mullins Ch.; undated.

FANNIE E. KING born Mar. 4, 1864; died Oct. 2, 1900; wife and mother (6 children)


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W. J. SAMFORD, Governor of Alabama, died at Tuscaloosa, Ala., June 11, 1901 aged 56 years; former attorney; served in the state legislature and the U.S. Congress.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1971, Washington, D.C., 1971, page 1651:

SAMFORD, William James, a Representative from Alabama; born In Greenville, Meriwether County, Ga., September 16, 1844; moved in early childhood with his parents to Chambers County, Ala.; attended a private school in Auburn, Ala., and the University of Georgia at Athens in 1860; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862 as a private in the Forty-sixth Alabama Regiment; promoted to first lieutenant and was in command of a company at the close of the war; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Opelika, Lee County, Ala., in 1867; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Greeley and Brown in 1872 and of Tilden and Hendricks in 1876; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1875; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March. 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination m 1880; again resumed the practice of his profession; member of the State house of representatives in 1882; served in the State senate 1884-1886 and in 1892 and was its president in 1886; Governor; of Alabama in 1900 and 1901; president of the board of trustees of the University of Alabama; died in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., June 11, 1901; interment in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Ala.


GEORGE H. HOLDER married Mary Flatt, Feb. 18, 1861; 10 children; died near Newbern, Tenn., Feb. 21, 1901 aged 61 years.

MARY PARKES born Staffordshire, England, Oct. 24, 1855; died near Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 26, 1901; married J. Y. Lucas, Jan. 1, 1860.

TELITHA FRANCIS BEASLEY daughter of Simson and Mariah Mixon; wife of Ira P. Beasley; died Jan. 13, 1901 in her 73rd year of age; an invalid for many years; 1 dau., several sons. [Additional obituary in which her name is spelled Frances and her mother's as Maria; written by John Ritchey, in Sept. 5, 1901 issue]

Mrs. G. M. PARDUE daughter of Charles and Mary Ann Parham; born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Nov. 30, 1845; married Capt. G. M. Pardue, October 16 [1872]; 6 children; died March 24, 1901; burial in Sadlersville, Tennessee. [U.S. Census, 1900, June 12. Robertson Co., Tenn., Civil District 17, page 59A: G. M. Pardue, born July 1839; his wife, CHARLIE D., born Nov. 1845; married 27 years; 6 children; 4 living. Burial in the Sadlersville cemetery: Charlie D., wife of G. M. Pardue, Nov. 30, 1845-Mar. 24, 1901. His birth and death years are given as 1839 and 1917 on George M. Pardue's tombstone.]


June 27, 1901

MARY ELLA KIKER daughter of Rev. Calvin J. and Mary Cocke; born July 31, 1869; died Ft. Worth, Texas, Mar. 24, 1901 from surgical complications; graduate, Coronal Institute, San Marcos, Texas, 1887; organist for years at First Methodist Church in Ft. Worth; taught music; married Rev. O. P. Kiker, Nov. 12, 1896; 2 sons, Calvin aged 5 years, 8 months and George aged; 1 year and 3 months.

EDWARD J. McKINNEY born Marshall Co., Miss., Mar. 24, 1844; died Cooper, Texas, Jan. 4,1901; husband and father.

JOHN BUSH MOONEY second son of Thomas S. and Henrietta Mooney; died Hickman Co, Ky., May 4, 1901 just past his 17th birthday.

MARY C. COOPER, nee Finch; born Carroll Co., Tenn., April 15, 1836; married John A. Cooper (died 1893) in 1856; died June 3, 1901; 1 dau. Batesville, Miss.

VIRGINIA LOUISA WHISNER daughter of Nathan and Mary Childs; wife of Rev. P. H. Whisner; born Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, June 17, 1840; died Louisville, Ky., April 13, 1901; married April. 14, 1874; a measured but heartfelt obituary penned by her widower.

ANNIE WILMA MOORE daughter of E. J. and E. C. Moore; born Aug. 14, 1894; died Feb. 7, 1901.


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