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



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July 1, 1852

WILLIAM J. PERSON died Edgefield, Tenn., June 24, 1852 in his 28th year.

Mrs. FRANCES LOVE DOUGLASS died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 22, 1852; w/o Rev. Thomas L. Douglass.

MARTHA JANE MILLER died St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 25, 1852; d/o Richard and Rachel P. Woodson, Prince Edward Co., Va.; born Charlton Co., Mo., Sept. 20, 1818; md James Miller, Sept. 18, 1839.

SARAH GRAHAM w/o James Graham; born Jefferson Co., Tenn., Jan. 6, 1780; md March 10, 1814; moved to Giles Co., Tenn. 1815; moved to Hardin Co., Tenn. 1821; died June 15, 1852.


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Mrs. ABIGAIL ECHOLS died Jackson, May 2, 1852 in her 56th year.

AMANDA CAROLINE CONWAY w/o Dr. William Conway, Todd Co., Ky., died April 11, 1852 in her 26th year; d/o Berry T. and Mary Lewis, Washington Co., Ky.

Mrs. SARAH D. RICE born Ky., Sept. 23, 1798; moved to Fulton, Mo. 1839; died there, Oct. 2, 1851.

JOHN DENLEY s/o Samuel and Mary Denley, born Warren Co., Tenn., Jan. 20, 1828; joined MECS August 1849; died April 15, 1852.

SOPHIA W. WEVILLE w/o Hilman H. Weville, born Halifax Co., N.C., 1808; moved to no. Ala. 1835; died Wilcox Co., Ala., April 25, 1852; left widower, 7 children.


July 8, 1852

ELLER S. HERMAN only child of Dr. C. A. and Ann J. Herman died Nashville, Tenn., June 29, 1852 aged 20 months, 2 days; having choked to death on an apple.

MALCOM GRAHAM born Richmond Co., N.C. July 2, 1815; died Monroe Co., Miss., June 15, 1852; left widower, 2 children.

KISIAH WILLIAMSON, nee Bullard, born Robinson /Robeson?/Co., N.C., Jan. 1787; md Jesse Williamson 1804; moved to S.C. 1809; then to Marengo Co., Ala. 1819; to Newton Co., Miss. 1836; all her children were grown; died May 14, 1852.

ELIZABETH MARTHA SMITH d/o Capt. C. N. and Martha W. Dorsey; w/o F. A. Smith, born Feb. 21, 1819; md Oct. 20, 1836, Henry Co., Tenn.; died May 29, 1852.

WEST HARRIS died Wilson Co., Tenn., July 9, 1851 in his 40th year.

EDETH DANNEL w/o William W. Dannel; d/o Edward and Frances R. Harris; born Wilson Co., Tenn.; moved to Hickman Co., Tenn. 1849; died Oct. 3, 1851.

SUTTON E. B. ELLIS died Wilson Co., Tenn., April 20, 1852 in his 27th year.

W. W. JONES s/o James and Martha Jones born Anson Co., N.C.; moved to Dallas Co. Ala. at age 22; md Eliza C. Knight; moved to Cherokee Co., Ala.; moved to Yallobusha Co., Miss.; died April 13, 1852.

JAMES HERVEY ENSLEY s/o Enouch Ensley, born May 8, 1831; died June 18, 1852.

HENRIETTA ADALINE PENNINGTON w/o John W. Pennington; d/o William and Margaret Maxey, born Davidson Co., Tenn., May 5, 1812; died June 19, 1852; left widower, 2 daughters and 1 step-daughter.


July 15, 1852

CAROLINE S. BOWMAN d/o George Daugherty of Adams Co., Miss.; but "now" of Texas; grand niece of Rev. George Daugherty of the S.C. Conf.; died Tensaw /Tensas/ Parish La., May 12, 1852 aged 35 years. Her daughter, LAURA JANE BOWMAN, aged 13 years, died April 23, 1852. Her son, WILLIAM GEORGE BOWMAN, aged 11 years, died May 18, 1852. Her daughter, ANN ELIZA BOWMAN, aged 7 years, died May 5, 1852; all died from dysentery.

SARAH ELIZABETH HILL d/o Pierce and Elizabeth A. Waller, died June 2, 1852 aged 5 years, 3 months, 7 days.

ELIZABETH THEOBALD born Oct. 12, 1781; moved to Bourbon Co., Ky. at the age of 4 years; md Hosier Durbin, father of Rev. John P. Durbin and Rev. H. J. Durbin, but he died and in 1817 she md Clement Theobald of Grant Co., Ky.; she died Kenton Co., Ky., April 20, 1852.

SAMUEL WAGONER died May 14, 1852 by accidental gun-shot; born Bedford Co., Va., Oct. 10, 1801; s/o Peter Wagoner who moved to Ky. in 1835.

JAMES J. BOWLDS died May 2, 1852 aged 37 years. Kentucky.


July 22, 1852

ELIZABETH C. PETER born Washington Co., Ky., Dec. 7, 1810; d/o Alexander and Elizabeth McDonald; md Samuel Peter, March 15, 1830; died Washington Co., Ky. June 15, 1852.


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PAUL JONES TUCK s/o Powell and Edney Tuck, born Bedford Co., Tenn., May 26, 1826; died Butler Co., Ky., April 9, 1852.

WILLIAM J. COBB s/o Jesse B. and Lucy A. Cobb, died Tippah Co., Miss., June 5, 1852 aged 1 year, 3 months, 13 days.

JESSE M. SPEIGHT died May 19, 1852 in his 47th year, Dickson Co., Tenn.; left widow — sister of Rev. L. C. Bryan of Tenn. Conf. — and 9 children.

ELIZABETH S. JOYNER born August 4, 1822; died June 15, 1852.

SUSANNAH NEWSOM w/o John S. Newsom; d/o Wiley V. Harper, born Halifax Co., N.C., 1812; moved to Hickman Co., Tenn.; md 1830; moved to Panola Co., Miss. where she died Feb. 1, 1852; consumption.

ALBERT ERVIN WELLS s/o William T. and Mary M. Wells, Born Aug. 1, 1833; died Shelbyville, Tenn., June 19, 1852.

ROBERTS WARREN s/o Isaac Warren, Sumner Co., Tenn., died June 17, 1852; born March 1831.

WILLIAM W. DOBB, late of Tenn. Rolling Works, died St. Louis, Mo., June 18, 1852; born in England, March 22, 1823; left widow and 2 children, one of whom had died since its father died.

CHARLES M. KEITH s/o William and M. E. Keith, died Ohio Co., Ky., June 17, 1852 aged 1 year, 8 months.

LUCY WALKER, nee Wilkinson, born Davidson Co., Tenn., March 1799; md James Gibson; died June 14, 1852.

JANE ELLIS w/o Peter Ellis; d/o William Cooper; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., May 21, 1852 aged about 42 years.


July 29, 1852

NANCY GARDNER w/o John Gardner, born Frederick Co., Va., Oct. 1776; moved to Ky. with her parents, Phillip and Jane Noland 1794; md Madison Co., Ky. July 1796; moved to Clark Co., Ky. where she died Nov. 11, 1851.

HONNORO R. EWING w/o William Ewing; d/o Abel and Mary Robbins; born Henry Co., Ky.; md Jan. 21, 1835; died Gentry Co., Mo. April 30, 1852 in her 35th year. MARTHA CORNELIA HAMBRICK d/o Joseph and Mary A. R. Hambrick, died June 17, 1852 aged 13 months, 15 days.

VIRGINIA ANN NANCE d/o Theodorick M. and Eliza W. Herriford, born Loudon Co., Va., April 25, 1796; moved to Madison Co., Ala. where she died (no death date given); md R. R. Nance, Dec. 6, 1848.

URIAH YOUNG born Dinwiddie Co., Va., May 22, 1802; md Martha A. Thacker; moved to Logan Co., Ky.; md Eliza J. McElwain who with 7 children survived him; he died June 27, 1852.

JOHN A. M. JEFFREYS born Smith Co., Tenn.; died April 26, 1852, consumption; moved to Lexington, Tenn.; md E. R. Smith, Oct. 9, 1844; moved to Yallobusha Co., Miss.

SARAH H. GROGAN w/o L. B. Grogan, born June 17, 1808; md James H. Abell, Dec. 23, 1828; md Grogan, Jan. 10, 1841; died Hardin Co., Tenn., May 20, 1852; left widower, one infant child.

MARGARET CHRISMAN w/o Gen. Henry Chrisman died near Nicholasville, Ky., May 22, 1852.


August 5, 1852

FRANCES JOHNSON NIX d/o Rev. James E. and Frances J. Nix, died Lagrange, Ky., July 9, 1852.

ELIZA OWENS d/o Col. Whitington, born Woodford Co., Ky., August 22, 1797; md S. Owens of Henry Co., Ky., April 1, 1841; died July 20, 1852.


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MARY D. ANDREWS born S.C., Oct. 2, 1817; moved to Tenn. with her father, Rev. Henry Horton; md Rev. Robert L. Andrews, March 25, 1835; moved to Panola Co., Miss. 1847 where she died June 30, 1852.

MARY M. NEWTON w/o Draper Newton; d/o A. and E. Gorden, died May 21, 1852 in her 34th year.

MARY ANN BINGHAM d/o Peter M. and Elizabeth Bingham born Oct. 20, 1831; died July 23, 1852.

CAROLINE R. R. HAGY w/o George W. Hagy; d/o William and Sarah Cain, died Brazos, Texas, May 5, 1852 aged 34 years, 7 months, 17 days.

MARY B. BETTERSWORTH died Bowling Green, Ky., June 29, 1852 aged 22 years.

MARY ANN M. OAKLEY d/o William and Elizabeth Younger; died Maury Co., Tenn., June 8, 1852 in her 21st year, leaving two children, one of whom, MARY ANN TURNER OAKLEY has since died. Her own mother, ELIZABETH YOUNGER, died a month and 2 days after Mary Ann Oakley died.

MARY WILLIAMS w/o Henry Williams died Montgomery Co., Tenn., July 18, 1852 in her 78th year.


August 19, 1852

WILLIAM HENRY HAYNES s/o James L. and Sarah G. Haynes died Franklin, Tenn., August 6, 1852 in his 2nd year.

Mrs. MARY B. BRETT died recently.

JOSEPH M. McFERRIN s/o Alexander F. and Eliza McFerrin of Cannon Co., Tenn., born June 12, 1836; died July 4, 1852, typhoid fever.

PATIENCE STEELE died Davidson Co., Tenn., June 4, 1852 in her 65th year; d/o Morris and Phebe Shane. Her sister, REBECCA B. SHANE, died June 6, 1852; MALVINA BINKLEY d/o Joseph and Martha B. Binkley, died June 12, 1852 aged 13 months; MARTHA B. BINKLEY died June 18, 1852 aged 2 years, 3 months; all members of the "same family."

ANN E. PEEBLES w/o R. A. Peebles, died Robertson Co., Tenn., July 23, 1852.

FRANCES LOVE born 1795, N.C.; died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 22, 1852; md Rev. Thomas Douglass, Nov. 21, 1815; he died in 1845 and she md Joseph Love.

EMMA SHEMWELL d/o A. J. Shemwell died July 22, 1852 in her 9th year.

FANNY CARTER TEMPLE d/o Rev. J. N. Temple died June 26, 1852 aged 6 years, 26 days.

Mrs. NANCY BROOKS w/o Moses T. Brooks, Davidson Co., Tenn., died July 23, 1852.

OCTAVIA BROWN w/o Richard Brown, died Bolivar Co., Miss., June 12, 1852, cholera; d/o James and Ann Deale; left widower and 2 children.


August 26, 1852

EUDOCIA PARKER died Florence, Ala., July 16, 1852 in her 29th year; born Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 28, 1826.

MARY ANN HANDY d/o Noah Handy, died Miss. Co., Mo., June 20, 1852 in her 20th year.

NANCY JANE NIX born Franklin Co., Tenn., July 3, 1834; died Tishomingo Co., Miss., June 21, 1852; md June 26, 1851.

ANDERSON G. LAWRENCE infant s/o J. W. and C. C. Lawrence died June 1852, Ballard Co., Ky., about a year old.

MARTHA LANDES w/o Rev. John Landes, local elder of Lafayette Circuit, died Macon Co., Tenn., May 16, 1852, in her 75th year; d/o John Meadow; born Bedford Co., Va.; moved to "west" Tenn. 1812.

RICHARD WILKINS of Madisonville, Ky., died of cholera, May 1852 on his way to California; buried on the plains.


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WILLIAM HERRING of Madisonville, Ky., died recently, aged about 21 years; Cumberland Presbyterian.

McKENDREE G. LENSING born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Nov. 5, 1809; moved to Dickson Co., Tenn. 1823; md Drusilla B. Powell, May 25, 1837; died Dickson Co., Tenn., June 17, 1852.

JAMES W. ALLEN s/o Felix A. and Elizabeth Ann Allen, born March 2, 1841; died July 5, 1852.

AMANDA C. CONWAY w/o Rev. William Conway, M. D., died April 10, 1852 in her 26th year; d/o B. T. and Mary Lewis, Washington Co., Ky.; md January 9, 1847 and soon moved to Todd Co., Ky. where she died.

EMILY DON CARLOS d/o Arehelaus and Elizabeth Don Carlos, born Knox Co., Tenn., Oct. 2, 1827; died near Monterey, Iowa, April 17, 1852; lung fever.

MILES B. ARRINGTON died near Spring Place, Davidson Co., Tenn., June 14, 1852 in his 31st year; joined MEC 1845; left widow, 5 children.

NANCY T. MARTIN STOVALL born Sept. 5, 1830, Halifax Co., Va.; moved to Weakley Co., Tenn.; md H. D. Stovall, Nov. 25, 1847; died July 9, 1852.


September 2, 1852

W. P. McCLAIN, Esq., postmaster in Lebanon, Tenn., died August 29, 1852.

JOHN L. FORD of Nashville died Bailey's Springs, Ala., Aug. 19, 1852 aged 22 years.

HARRIET L. WIGGINS d/o W. H. and Nancy Ann Payne, born Bedford Co., Tenn., May 9, 1831; died April 22, 1852; joined MEC 1843.

GREENWOOD ROLLINS, native of Bellegrade, Maine, md Frances J. M. Hussey of Hollowell, Maine, June 1842; moved to Richmond, Ky. 1846, where he opened a female school; moved to Cynthiana, Ky., and taught there 3 1/2 years, then moved in 1851 to Lexington, Ky., and "took charge" of the Lexington Female Collegiate High School; died July 2, 1852.

CHARITY BERRY w/o T. W. Berry, born Va., Aug. 6, 1799; died July 9, 1852, Grenada, Miss.

ESTHER GRANT w/o John Grant, joined MEC in N.C.; died July 9, 1852, Shelby Co., Tenn.; her husband was in his 85th year.

SARAH A. H. ALEXANDER d/o Mayben and Margaret Alexander, born Nov. 19, 1823; joined MEC 1839; died Scottsville, Ky., June 14, 1852.

BARBARY HAM died July 29, 1852, flux; md Daniel Ham.

Miss MARTHA AUSTIN born May 17, 1833; died June 18, 1852.

WILLIAM GIBSON born Shippensburg, Pa., March 3, 1796; died Maysville, Ky., April 9, 1852 from injuries received when he fell through a roof he was repairing.

THOMAS MURRY born Washington Co., Tenn., Feb. 14, 1789; moved to Jackson Co., Tenn. 1814/15; md Margaret Mercer and she died; md Nancy Butler and she died; md Mrs. Susan Sweezy; died August 9, 1852.


September 9, 1852

ALEXANDER MELVIN s/o Philip and Mary Melvin, died Pulaski, August 29, 1852 aged 2 years, 8 months, 29 days.

MARY E. HAMBRICK w/o Thomas C. Hambrick, died July 27, 1852; d/o Samuel and Mary Conner; born Madison Co., Ala. "where she lived and died."

HARRIET MILTON WILLIAMS w/o Capt. Harry H. Williams, died Shelby Co., Ky., August 14, 1852; youngest d/o Capt. Jesse Davis of Nelson Co., Ky.; born January 22, 1802.

ELIZABETH P. BUFORD d/o Henry and Sally Buford, born Lawrenceburg Co., Va., April 1, 1803 and died Lowndes Co., Miss. in residence of her brother, Larkin W. Buford, June 11, 1852; "embrace religion" in Brunswick Co., Va., in 1831/32.


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STARLING CENTER died Allen Co., Ky., August 8, 1852; born Ga., Dec. 25, 1809; moved with father, Willie Center, to Ky. 1812; joined MECS at Pleasant Valley, last December; left widow and 4 children.

WILLIAM SAMUEL SAMPLE s/o Dr. John and Frances C. Sample, born March 2, 1844; died July 16, 1852, inflammation of bowels.

MARY EMILY DAVIS d/o Rev. William R. and Lucy Davis; died June 30, 1852 aged 3 years; their only child; their other child, LUCY BETTA, died a few months ago.

WILLIAM McDADE born and raised in Orange Co., N.C.; moved to Tenn. 1812; then to Athens, Ala. and then in 1837 to Marshall Co., Miss. and later to DeSoto Co., Miss. (1847); joined MECS 1851; died May 30, 1852 aged 68 years, 5 months, 14 days.

JAMES D. McDADE s/o William and Ann McDade, born Athens, Ala., Jan. 24, 1821; died DeSoto Co., Miss., July 9, 1852.

"Sister" M. HAM died Fleming Co., Ky., recently. "She was one of the old-fashioned shouting Methodists."

JOSEPHINE ELIZA HUDSON d/o B. F. and Rebecca J. Hudson, died Lincoln Co., Tenn., July 28, 1852 aged 2 years, 1 month, 10 days.

ALLA DAVIS youngest d/o Daniel and Sarah A. Davis, died Marshall Co., Ala., June 12, 1852 aged 6 months, 2 weeks, 8 days.


September 16, 1852

Major MOSES J. BERNARD died Portland, Oregon, July 4, 1852 aged about 33 years; veteran of Mexican War; wounded in the battle of Chapultepec.

Tribute of Respect for Rev. WILLIAM M. GRUBBS, presiding elder of Covington Dist., Ky. Conf., who died recently; by 4th Crittenden Quarterly Conf., not dated, from Grant Co., Ky., August 21, 1852.

REBECCA LYLES w/o John H. Lyles died Allen Co., Ky., August 18, 1852 in her 25th year.

Rev. WILLIAM FROST born Pendleton Dist., S.C., June 14, 1806; moved to Warren Co., Ky. 1807; licensed, as a local preacher, MEC, 1842; ordained deacon 1846; died Allen Co., Ky., July 4, 1852; twice md and left a widow and "a large family of children."

Rev. S. H. ELLIS s/o Rev. Ruben Ellis formerly of Tenn. Conf., born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Nov. 21, 1829; joined MEC; licensed to preach, Oct. 29, 1849; filled appointments in the Memphis Conference; died July 12, 1852.

SARAH PHILLIPS, nee Durbin, widow of Gabriel Phillips, born Hartford Co., Md., August 11, 1772; md August 7, 1792, Bourbon Co., Ky., from whence they moved to Mason Co., Ky.; died Sept. 10, 1852.

MERIAN DOWNS born Md., Nov. 14, 1782; moved to Rowan Co., N.C.; md Edward R. Downs, Feb. 28, 1805; in 1811 they moved to the Miss. Territory; he died July 3, 1819; she moved to so. Ala.; in 1848 she and most of her children moved to Harrison Co., Texas where she died July 6, 1852.

SARAH ANN E. McALISTER w/o Rev. J. S. McAlister; d/o Rev. N. M. Talbott of the Indian Mission Conf., died Elm Spring, Ark., August 4, 1852 in her 23rd year; she was two years principal and teacher in the Elm Spring Female Academy.

PATSY TURNEY w/o Maj. Henry Turner; d/o William and Gemima Sanderson; born Cumberland Co., Va., Aug. 4, 1789; moved to Maury Co., Tenn.; md June 3, 1817; moved to Texas 1844; joined MECS 1848; died Panola Co., Texas, July 28, 1852.

CALEB WORLDLY died Franklin Co., Miss., Aug. 7, 1852 aged about 88 years.

NANCY JANE DUNCAN d/o Alexander Duncan, died Madison Co., Ky., March 22, 1852 aged 9 years, 11 months, 5 days.


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September 23, 1852

Mrs. J. W. ALEXANDER died Princeton, N. J., Sept. 7, 1852.

VALENTINE DAY died Red River Co., Texas, July 28, 1852; md Minerva Oaks, Dec. 1837; moved to Texas from Mo., 1846; left widow, 6 children.

MARTHA H. COLE w/o William J. Cole; d/o Joseph and Elizabeth Farrar; born June 25, 1836; died August 29, 1852.

CLABORN C. HORTON died near Franklin, Tenn., August 21, 1852 in his 18th year.

JAMES C. ANDERSON born 1809; died May 16, 1852.

THOMAS ALFRED MAYS only child of R. and Rebecca Mays, born March 10, 1851; died Sept. 2, 1852.

ELIZABETH ANN FARRAR died Aug. 8, 1852 aged 6 years, 1 day.

SUSAN TINNIN d/o James C. and Winny Crasway; w/o John H. Tinnin; died July 14, 1852, Davidson Co., Tenn.

ELIZABETH MOORE died Smith Co., Tenn., Aug. 13, 1852 in her 64th year.

Mrs. M. H. TUREMAN w/o Zac Tureman; d/o Rev. Dobson, formerly of Tenn. Conf., died Gainesville, Ala., Aug. 8, 1852 in her 42nd year.

Rev. PATRICK MARTIN born Augusta Co., Va., July 7, 1772; died Robertson Co., Tenn., July 20, 1852; moved to Robertson Co., Tenn.; md Mary Hicks, March 16, l796; local MECS preacher.

ELIZABETH D. MARSHALL w/o D. J. H. Marshall; d/o Dabney and Elizabeth Ware, born Amherst Co., Va., Sept. 16, 1818; md 1844; died Marshall Co., Miss., Aug. 14, 1852.


September 30, 1852

REBECCA WILKINSON w/o John Wilkinson, died near Florence, Ala., Sept. 16, 1852 in her 53rd year; sister of Rev. Solomon Yarbrough of Tenn. Conference.

MALINDA C. TUNE died July 20, 1852 aged 19 years. CHARLES TUNE died July 21, 1852 aged about 26 years. MARY TUNE died August 19, 1852 aged about 55 years; all of flux; mother and children. Mary Tune was w/o John Tune. Missionary Baptists.

HORALIA C. MULLINS d/o Rev. William and Harriet Mullins, born June 28, 1851 and died August 10, 1852.

MARY ANN PICKENS w/o William Pickens; d/o Rev. Reuben Ellis; born Iredell Co., N.C., Oct. 9, 1817; died August 18, 1852; md 1839 and moved with husband from Tenn. to Tishomingo Co., Miss., where she died August 18, 1852.

GEORGE BREWER died Wayne Co., Tenn., July 15, 1852; born N.C., 1802 and moved to Wayne Co. when young.

LUCY C. COMPLIN w/o John S. Complin, died Bath Co., Ky., August 17, 1852.

WILLIAM SMITH died Montgomery CO., Tenn., July 14, 1852 in his 20th year; joined MEC 1839.

MARY N. BUCEY widow of S. Bucey; born Pittsylvania Co., Va., March 13, 1782; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. 1833 and died there in residence of Major Isaac F. Bucey, August 27, 1852.

SARAH DILWORTH d/o James and Mary Suitor; born Jones Co., Ga., Sept. 2, 1824; died Tishomingo Co., Miss., Aug. 24, 1852.

Rev. SHELBY USSERY of Tishomingo Co., Miss., died recently; soon followed by his wife, MARTHA USSERY who died of flux.

NANNIE M. POPE w/o Drew H. Pope; d/o late Walter L. Buster; died DeSoto Co., Miss., August 23, 1852 in her 20th year.

LUCY HUDSON died July 20, 1852 aged 3 years, 1 month, 4 days. BENJAMIN R. HUDSON died July 21, 1852 aged 1 year, 7 months, 21 days; children of Benjamin and Lucy F. Hudson.


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ELIZA JANE TAYLOR born Madison Co., Ala., June 25, 1830; md J. E. Taylor Dec. 1850; died Yazoo Co., Miss., June 29, 1852; d/o P. B. Bailey.


October 7, 1852

Dr. S. H. and N.C. McWHIRTER of Lynchburg, Tenn. "lost" children:

NANCY CAROLINE born April 7, 1852; died congestion of lungs, July 5, 1852;

SAMUEL TYREE born Jan. 5, 1849; died Aug. 3, 1852 of mucus enteritis;

GEORGE MARLIN born Dec. 5, 1850; died Sept. 23, 1852 of mucus enteritis.

Resolutions of Respect for Rev. HARRIS TAYLOR who died Aug. 21, 1852 in his 46th year; moved when young to Bledsoe Co., Tenn., then to Jefferson Co., Ala.; md Francis Self; moved to Benton Co., where he died; by 3rd Quarterly Conf., not dated.

HENRY WILLIAM S. CONLY s/o Rev. Andrew and Juliet C. Conly, died Stewart Co., Tenn., Sept. 7, 1852 in his 2nd year.

SARAH PAYNE d/o John and Ann Steward; born Westmoreland Co., Va., 1788; moved to Washington (now Marion) Co., Ky., 1815; died there, June 4, 1852; md Meredith Payne.

THOMAS ROBERDS born 1808; died July 7, 1852.

ALEATHA SHARP d/o William and Isabella Sharp, born Bedford Co., Tenn., Feb. 18, 1818; died July 24, 1852.

DASHA LEDBETTER d/o Henry and Ann Ledbetter; born Anson Co., N.C., 1815; moved to Lincoln Co., Tenn. 1818; to Perry Co., Tenn. 1837 where she died August 13, 1852.

Resolutions of Respect for LAWSON H. RICKMAN who died Marshall Co., Tenn., Sept. 15, 1852; by Chapel Hill Lodge #160, Masons, Sept. 23, 1852.

LUCY ELENOR JOHNSON died Tipton Co., Tenn., July 30, 1852, typhoid fever, in her 26th year; d/o James and Ann Smith; formerly of Franklin Co., Ala.; at the time of her death, step-daughter of Burton L. Smith of Tippah Co., Miss.; md Samuel Johnson of Fayette Co., Feb. 29, 1844 and he died in 1845.

MARY BAKER, nee Keyser, w/o Rev. GERMAN BAKER, born Germantown, Pa.; in 1828 moved to Tenn. as a teacher and resided in the family of Gov. /Newton/ Cannon; in 1835 moved to Holly Springs, then to DeSoto Co., Miss. where she died Sept. 6, 1852.


October 14, 1852

MARY A. V. TARPLY d/o Mrs. E. R. Tarply; died Columbia, Tenn., July 14, 1852 in her 17th year.

VIRGINIA DYER w/o Dr. C. C. Dyer, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 19, 1811; died Tallahatchie Co., Miss., Sept. 1, 1852; left widower and children.

MILES WALTON W. W. born Maury Co., Tenn., Nov. 12, 1846; died Lawrence Co., April 6, 1811 aged 4 months, 24 days; JOSIAH DUBOSE born Lawrence Co., Aug. 3, 1849 and died Sept. 13, 1852; WILLIAM OLIVER I., born Shelby County, Jan. 21, 1845; died Sept. 24, 1852; sons of Isa. and L. W. Perry.

CATHARINE P. BONDURANT w/o Dr. J. C. Bondurant; d/o James and Harriet Taliaferro, born Nov. 5, 1829; died Oldham Co., Ky., Aug. 8, 1852.

HARRIET E. E. HARGISS born Feb. 14, 1827; md Rev. S. Hargiss, May 21, 1851; died Franklin, Ky., Sept. 5, 1852.

CLARISSA RITTER died Red River Co., Texas, Sept. 14, 1852 aged 27 years, 3 months; md G. W. Ritter 1840; moved to Texas 1846.

JANE BAKER widow of Capt. William Baker, Madison Co., Ala., died August 30, 1852 aged 59 years, 22 days; moved from Va. to Madison Co., Ala.; moved to Monroe Co., Miss. 1842. Cumberland Presbyterian.

SAMUEL SCOTT born Chester Co., Pa., 1777; moved when young where he md Margaret Steele, 1798; joined MEC 1809; moved to Ohio, then Mo., then to Hickman Co., Ky. where he died Aug. 31, 1852, cholera.


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SARAH MILLS d/o Samuel and Margaret Scott, born Va., 1802; died Aug. 29, 1852, cholera; md Henry Mills who died in 1841 leaving her with three children. Her sister, SUSANNA RODMAN, born Ohio, 1808; md John Rodman 1844; died September 1, 1852; mother of five children.

ROBERT H. CLARK died Sept. 19, 1852 in his 19th year.

Resolutions of Respect for WILLIAM SHAW "a young man of fair abilities"; by Appolonian Society, dated Sept. 25, 1852.

WILLIAM WASHINGTON SETTLE s/o George W. and Heland Settle; died Benton Co., Tenn., Sept. 2O, 1852 aged about 2 years.

JOHN EDWARD ROUNTREE s/o James and Martha Rountree, died Tippah Co., Miss., Sept. 5, 1852 aged 1 year, 8 months.


October 21, 1852

Resolutions of Respect for P. G. BUFORD who died Aug. 20, 1852; by Eureka Lodge #40, Masons, Monticello, Ark., August 1852.

EMILY MILLS BURBERRY, nee Kennerly, native of Winchester, Ky., died Sept. 7, 1852; w/o David Burberry; aged 25 years, 3 months. Their son, DAVID, died 13 days before she died.

MARY E. ADAMS, nee Macan, w/o Howel Adams, born Halifax Co., N.C., 1813; md Dec. 24, 1840; died Aug. 21, 1852, cholera morbus; moved to Lowndes Co., Miss. 1841; joined MEC 1841.

MARY MOORE w/o Rev. John B. Moore; d/o Nehemiah and Kesiah McAshan; died March 29, 1852 in her 77th year; Baptist.

NANCY CLAGETT d/o David and Sarah Rice, born Green Co., Ky., July 12, 1818; md John G. Clagett, Nov. 1, 1846; died July 6, 1852.

ROBERT J. DOUGLASS born Va.; lived from early boyhood in Smith Co., Tenn.; in 1848/49 moved to Ark. Co., Ark. where he died Aug. 29, 1852 in his 43rd year; congestive fever.

Two brothers had died:
GEORGE W. FLY born Sept. 29, 1811; died Aug. 14, 1852; left 8 children, three others had predeceased him. CALEB FLY born Dec. 30, 1812; no death date given; left 5 children, 3 others had predeceased him. These brothers had lived as neighbors in Maury Co., Tenn.

NANCY GRANADE w/o Hervey S. Granade, died recently in Green Bottom, Shelby Co., Tenn.; d/o Isaac Swan, formerly of Wilson Co., Tenn.

ROBERT SHOTWELL died Pickensville, June 30, 1852 in his 21st year.


October 28, 1852

ELLEN W. MATHEWS born Green Co., Ky., Oct. 14, 1810; moved to Huntsville, Ala. with her mother, Mrs. Coyle; md William Blake 1826 and moved to Marengo Co., Ala.; he died in 1842 and she moved to Marshall Co., Miss. where she lived until 1849 when she md Maj. J. W. Mathews of Shelby Co., whence she moved and died Sept. 10, 1852.

WILLIAM G. GARDINER born June 19, 1841; died July 9, 1852. EASTER E. GARDINER born Oct. 6, 1848; died July 15, 1852; children of William A. Gardiner of Carroll Co., Tenn.

ELIZA GARDINER d/o Moses M. Gardiner, born Dec. 28, 1830; died Aug. 3, 1852.

MARTHA ELIZABETH IVY, born N.C.; moved to Tenn.; born May 11, 1826; joined MEC 1839; died Aug. 30, 1852.

JOSEPHINE WELLS died Logan Co., Ky., Sept. 18, 1852 in her 23rd year.

THEOPHILUS H. WILLIAMS, JR. died Monroe Co., Ala., Sept. 21, 1852 aged 21 years; his brother-in-law, John Marshall, mentioned.


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LOUISA J. PARKER d/o Wiley and Mary L. Jackson; born Amite Co., Miss., Jan. 5, 1818; md Peter A. Parker, June 30, 1835; joined MEC May 1836; died Holmes Co., Miss., July 25, 1852.

THOMAS D. MOCHBEE born Ky., Feb. 24, 1803; moved to Tenn. 1805; md Elizabeth Taylor, July 18, 1833; died Stewart Co., Tenn., July 4, 1852.

MARY G. SWEENY w/o Jordan W. Sweeny; d/o John T. and Nancy Tinsley; born Ky., 1824 ; moved to Texas 1846; md 1851; died July 1852.

MARY SAGE d/o John and Margaret Nash, died Marshall Co., Miss., Aug. 3, 1852; born N.C., March 3, 1769.

MARY JANE SUTTLE d/o Strother P. Suttle; born Sumner Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1828; died Gibson Co., Tenn., Sept. 19, 1852; typhoid fever.

Mrs. MARTHA PAGE died in her 76th year, recently; born Stokes Co., N.C.

ELLEN MONTGOMERY d/o John Gill now living in Maury Co., Tenn.; w/o Allen V. Montgomery; born York Dist., S.C., Dec. 5, 1808; died October 4, 1852.

NATHAN THOMAS born Richmond Co., N.C., Feb. 5, 1772; moved to Ky. 1807; joined MEC 1809; died Stewart Co., Tenn., September 26, 1852.

JAMES J. JOHNSON born Oct. 1, 1760; died Sept. 18, 1852, Ky.


November 4, 1852

ELIZABETH DUNN w/o Dr. B. B. Poellnitz d/o James Sanders; died near Courtland, Ala., Oct. 5, 1852.

MARY S. WRIGHT d/o Samuel and Patience Steel, born Nov. 25, 1809; md William R. Wright, Sept. 1824; died Sept. 14, 1852; mother of 14 children, the youngest one having died.

WILLIAM H. LAY s/o William and Elizabeth Lay, born Oglethorpe Co., Ga., April 21, 1821; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., August 1852, consumption.

WILLIAM TIMMINS born Va., 1787; died near Fayetteville, Tenn., Sept. 25, 1852.

JOSEPH LEDBETTER born Dinwiddie Co., Va., 1772; died Fayetteville, Tenn., Oct. 5, 1852.

ELIZABETH HARRIS w/o G. W. Harris; d/o Benjamin E. Cook; died Warrenton, N.C., Oct. 29, 1852 in her 29th year.

WILLIAM W. OLD died Wayne Co., Tenn., Sept. 11, 1852 in his 29th year; s/o Henry S. and Eglantine L. Old; his younger brother, JEFFERSON OLD, aged about 18 years, died August 1852.

HARDAWAY ABERNATHY died Giles Co., Tenn., Sept. 28, 1852; born May 2, 1806.

LUCY McKAYE d/o Robert and Elizabeth Rawlings; w/o Dr. James H. McKaye, Hardin Co., Ky., died Nov. 19, 1852; left widower and an infant child.

MARY JULIA SWEET died Sept. 2l, 1852 aged 5 years, 7 months; d/o S. M. Sweet, Lauderdale Co., Tenn.

MARTHA ANN HESTER d/o Robert Jones; w/o Hinton G. Hester; born Granville Co., N.C., April 27, 18l2; died Oct. 8, 1852.

SARAH A. BROYLES born March 23, 1820; died Hardin Co., Tenn., Aug. 17, 1852; d/o John S. Broyles.


November 11, 1852

JANE W. BROWN w/o George B. Brown; d/o Robert F. Williams of Hardeman Co., Tenn., born Aug. 10, 1828; died Oct. 26, 1852.

Tribute of Respect for JOHN B. GILLIAM who died recently; by Bastrop Royal Arch Chapter #23, Sept. 24, 1852.

ELIZABETH HIGHTOWER SENSING d/o William and Susan Sensing, Haywood Co., Tenn., died Sept. 16, 1852, congestive fever, aged 1 year, 7 months, 16 days.


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ALFRED M. WEDGWORTH s/o James and Jane Wedgworth, died Aug. 31, 1852 in his uncle, Stephen Wedgworth's residence, Green Co., Ala.

JULIA HOLMES, nee Hockersmith, died Oldham Co., Ky., July 27, 1852 in her 19th year; md William Holmes October 1851.

SUSAN J. BRADFORD d/o Dr. E. Davie, died Oct. 18, 1852 aged 19 years, 11 months; w/o Hiram S. Bradford.

ELLEN HILL sister of Caleb T. Hill, died Sept. 16, 1852 in her 34th year.


November 18 1852

WILLIAM VESTAL s/o Dr. John M. and Fannie Vestal; born Dec. 28, 1850; died Santa Fe, Tenn., Oct. 27, 1852, flux.

WILLIAM DICKSON, JR. died Buzzard Roost, Ala., Oct. 1, 1852 aged 13 years, 11 months.

FRANCES ELENORA HARGISS infant d/o Rev. S. and H. HARGISS died Franklin, Ky., Sept. 30, 1852.

LUCY D. GRUBBS widow of Thomas M. Grubbs, born Brunswick Co., Va., March 20, 1794; died Giles Co., Tenn., recently.

MARY SUSAN STANFORD w/o John Stanford; d/o Mrs. Rosa Jones, died Franklin, Ky., Nov. 3, 1852 aged 27 years.

MARGERY ARRANAK HOBBS born Iredell Co., N.C., Oct. 27, 1816 and moved to Tenn. in about a year with parents; md Wiley Hobbs, Jan. 18, 1838; died near Lynchburg, Tenn., Aug. 29, 1852; d/o John A. and Margaret Allen.

FRANCES M. WYNN w/o Maj. John H. J. Wynn of Limestone Co., Ala., born Petersburg, Va., Dec. 25, 1804; md Dec. 25, 1821; moved to Limestone Co., Ala. on Dec. 23, 1830 where she died Oct. 10, 1852; typhoid fever.

ALEXANDER RALSTON oldest s/o Edward W. and Mary R. MATHEWS born Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 26, 1825; moved to Poplar Corner, Madison Co., Tenn. when he was small; died Sept. 14, 1852; due to illness he made his home with his grandfather, Alexander Ralston.

LOUISA ELLISTON d/o Joseph Elliston died near Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 20, 1852 aged 19 years.

WASHINGTON L. SIMMONS s/o George and Ann Simmons born Lauderdale Co., Ala., July 13, 1827; joined MECS 1849; died Sumpter Co., Ala., Sept. 2, 1852.

MARK HOLLIMAN born Wake Co., N.C., 1768; moved to Jackson Co., Tenn. 1810 where he died Aug. 23, 1852; at his own expense built a meetinghouse for the Methodists and Sons of Temperance.

DAVID A. McBRIDE born Oct. 17, 1828; died Aug. 16, 1852.

GEORGE H. KING s/o William G. and Elizabeth G. King, born Wilson Co., Tenn., May 24, 1825; moved to Ala. 1825 where he died, Choctaw Co., Oct. 3, 1852; joined MECS 1851.


November 25, 1854

REBECCA M. HOWARD d/o late Daniel Harris, died May 21, 1852 aged about 27 years leaving one child.

CAROLINE ROBUTA ROBERSON d/o William and Sarah Cain; w/o George W. Hogg; born Petersburg, Va., Sept. 18, 1817; moved to Aberdeen, Miss. 1844; no death date given.

MARTHA ANN MILLER s/o Isaac and Sarah Miller died Trigg Co., Ky., Oct. 25, 1852 in her 19th year.

NANCY PATRICK, nee Brown, w/o Nathan Patrick, died Aug. 11, 1852; born N.C., 1783.


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HESTER C. WILLIAMS w/o David Williams; d/o John and Elizabeth Martin, Iredell Co., N.C., died Aug. 26, 1852.

MARY J. A. NEELY w/o James A. Neely; d/o G. W. Long; born Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 13, 1824; died Sept. 27, 1852.

WILLIAM SCRUGGS s/o John Scruggs, born Lawrence Co., Ala., Dec. 10, 1832; died Sept. 16, 1852.

MARY BARNES, nee Mapps, w/o Asa Barnes, died Perry Co., Ala., May 4, 1852 aged about 22 years.

JAMES AINSWORTH born S.C., 1785; died Copiah Co., Miss., Aug. 25, 1852.

JOANNAH E. THORNTON died Marion Co., Ky., Aug. 5, 1852, consumption; md G. Thornton, 1845.

ELIZABETH GILLIAM w/o F. Gilliam, died Todd Co., Ky., Sept. 19, 1852 in her 32/33rd year.

MARY M. ALLEN PETTIFOR only d/o William and Nancy Pettifor, born July 10, 1849; died Sept. 24, 1852.


December 2, 1852

Tribute of Respect for RICHARD A. BEATH, junior warden; by a Masonic lodge in Giles Co., Tenn. dated November 13, 1852.

Resolutions of Respect for EDWARD H. KING; by Alumni Society, Lagrange College, Ala., dated June 9, 1852.

MARTHA M. GAMMON born May 16, 1798; died Greenup Co., Ky., Oct. 27, 1852.

JAMES S. MATHEWS born Nov. 10, 1788; joined MEC 1826; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 28, 1852.

HUGH J. DOUGLAS s/o Hugh Douglas of Maury Co., Tenn., born March 10, 1822; md Mary B. Perkins, Fayette Co., Tenn., Sept. 6, 1843 and moved to Yallobusha Co., Miss. and joined the Missionary Baptist Church, Aug. 7, 1848; died Sept. 10, 1852, congestive fever.

RICE McGEHEE died West Port, Ky., Nov. 2, 1852 in his 53rd year; typhoid fever.

SAMUEL KNIGHT born Ala., Dec. 25, 1824; died Sept. 20, 1852.

DAVID TALLY died Sumner Co., Tenn., Nov. 21, 1852 in his 64th year; raised a large family.

PETER ALLEN died Sept. 30, 1852 in his 67th year.

BENJAMIN SHACKLEFORD DELLAM s/o Dr. F. H. Dellam, born April 8, 1836; died Oct. 25, 1852.

POLLY WYATT w/o Hayden Wyatt, died Montgomery Co., Ky., Aug. 22, 1852; born 1803; md November 1822.


December 9, 1852

GEORGE W. LOWREY youngest s/o Mrs. Jane Lowrey of Sumner Co., Tenn., born Oct. 10, 1841; died Sept. 20, 1852. Her oldest son, JOHN F. LOWREY, born May 13, 1833, died October 3, 1852.

ELLEN FRANCES TRUE w/o L. W. True, born Hollowell, Maine, March 29, 1825; md Litchfield, Maine, Jan. 1, 1852; moved to Tenn. March 1852; died Shelbyville, Tenn., Oct. 25, 1852.

ELEANOR TUCKER born Md., 1769; joined MEC 1777; died Louisville, Ky., Sept. 13, 1852.

ADALINE A. MARTIN w/o Jesse Martin, born Aug. 1, 1813; died Nov. 3, 1852.

PATCY POLLARD widow of Joseph Pollard, Williamson Co., Tenn., died Nov. 10, 1852.

Rev. ELIJAH W. KEEN born Cumberland Co., Ky., Nov. 29, 1815; s/o Sampson Keen; licensed to preach, MEC, July 15, 1843; ordained deacon 1850; died Cumberland Co., Ky., Oct. 11, 1852, congestive fever; left widow, 3 children.


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MARY ANN WALKUP w/o William J. Walkup; d/o David and Elizabeth Hollis, died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Oct. 7, 1852 aged 38/39 years. Her daughter, JOSEPHINE, died Oct. 19, 1852 aged nearly 6 months. William J. Walkup had buried a wife and 6 children, leaving him a widower with 4 living children to raise.

Col. PRESLEY DAVIS died Shelby Co., Ky., Nov. 9, 1852 in his 67th year.

WILLIAM SEETEN born Warren Co., Tenn., Oct. 1812; moved to Lincoln Co., Tenn., 1834; to Franklin Co., 1840, where he died October 1852.

SAMUEL D. D. PRICE born Aug. 31, 1828; md Sept. 16, 1849; died Nov. 24, 1852.


December 16, 1852

MARIA EASTLAND w/o Charles Cooper, died New Orleans, La., Nov. 27, 1852.

MARY E. McMURRY w/o James W. McMurry, died Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 11, 1852 in her 22nd year; d/o Thomas Morgan, dec.; born Davidson Co., Tenn., the oldest child of her widowed mother.

Mrs. MARY LOCKE died near Shelbyville, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1852 of typhoid flux; born Greenville Co., Va., Aug. 6, 1775.

Resolutions of Respect for WILLIAM H. HOLOMON who died April 19, 1852; by Sulphur Springs Division #179, Sons of Temperance; not dated.

EDITHA J. HARSTON born Tenn., Sept. 24, 1800; died Ark., Sept. 19, 1852, typhoid fever.


December 23, 1852

Miss SARAH THOMPSON, Countess Runsford, died Concord, N.H., Dec. 2, 1852 aged about 70 years; d/o Benjamin Thompson who was ennobled as a count by the King of Bavaria for services rendered.

GEORGE CRUMBAUGH CATES s/o Alfred and Clemantine Cates died Aug. 1852 aged 11 months and a few days.

GEORGE WILIE B. JOHNSON died Robertson Co., Tenn., Dec. 20, 1852.

SARAH PHILPOT, born England, July 3, 1829, died Nov. 7, 1852; d/o Rev. John Dicken.

ELIZABETH JANE DAVIS w/o William R. Davis, died Oct. 13, 1852 aged about 37 years.

ELIZA JANE STONE, nee Moore, w/o John Stone, born March 2, 1825; md Oct. 22, 1842; died Lowndes Co., Miss., Oct. 2, 1852. Her daughter, MARY LOUISA STONE, born Oct. 27, 1844, died September 26, 1852.

ANNA DAUGHERTY born Pa., 1785; moved to western Va. 1818; md James Daugherty who died in 1823 leaving her to raise 8 children.

L. C. Q. QUIN died Franklin Co., Ark., Aug. 23, 1852.

ANN PHILEDA KIDD w/o John W. Ridd of Shelby Co., Ala., died Sept. 13, 1852; d/o Rev. Nathaniel Allen of Ga.; aged 64 years, 3 months, 1 day.

DAVID HOOSER died Nov. 23, 1852 in his 82nd year; born N.C.; moved to Todd Co., Ky., 1800, where he died many years later.

VIRGINIA A. CARDWELL d/o Thomas G. and Martha W. Cardwell, Calloway Co., Ky., died Oct. 14, 1852 in her 6th year.

ELIZABETH D. MICHEAUX died Moulton, Ala., Sept. 10, 1852 aged 37 years.

GEORGE ARNETT s/o George K. and Nancy Arnett, died Henderson Co., Ky., Sept. 27, 1852, flux; aged 4 years, 2 months.


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ROSCOE LOVE MOORE only s/o Rev. Thomas J. and E. Moore, died Bradfordsville, Ky., Nov. 28, 1852 aged 2 years, 2 months, 20 days.

ALFRED P. WALL s/o A. M. and M. J. Wall, born August 26, 1839; died by accidental gunshot wound, November 3, 1852.

JAMES A. CHARLES s/o William C. Charles, died Oct. 6, 1852 aged 7 months, Coffee Co., Tennessee.




May 26, 1856


            Departed this life in Caseyville, Ky., March 29, 1856, Miss Gabrellia Pearson, aged eighteen years with hopes blooming and bright for a blissful immortality beyond the dark empire of the tomb. Miss G. suffered much and long; but, thank God, her death was triumphant, exit peaceful, last and "long home’ happy, eternal, and divine.

            Standing on the borders of the land of ?, she looked back to the blood of the slaughtered Lamb of God, and from thence forward to the opening scenes of the resurrection morn, and said, "My flesh shall rest in hope;" and thus while she gazed away to the City of God and streets of gold, I heard her midnight prayer going up to heaven, "Oh, Jesus, help me over Jordan!" I ask her if the dying hour and its last moments were clothed with any fearful apprehensions. She answered, "None," "But," said she "the cross of Jesus Christ seems to be lifting me in the neighborhood of the throne of God and I now see the land that is afar off, and the King in his beauty."

            I then asked her which she would prefer, to suffer on till after Sabbath next or "depart and be with Christ." She answered, "Let me go, the day is breaking," "let me spend my next Sabbath with Leright and Susan in Heaven. I am now dying, and if this is death, Oh, how sweet to die! I wish I could die all night."

            "Brother Henderson," said she, "when you arise to preach next Sabbath morning, think of me; I shall be in Heaven; it will be my first Sunday there; Jesus will be our preacher; so inform your congregation." Then bidding her relatives and friends "farewell," till the great judgment day, she plucked a rosebud from its stem, and handing it to a schoolmate, she said "Ellen, this is the last rosebud I shall ever pluck in this world of fading flowers; but I am going to the land where the rosebud never withers and flowers never fade."

            And thus, with Heaven in full view, and music from the sky filling the gangway of the grave, sister Gabrellia passed on in holy triumph to her crown in Heaven, giving strong manifestation that light from the highest heavens was shining down and all around.

            And as I witnessed the agony of many bursting hearts around her bed, as the daughter of our local preacher came down to the brink of Jordan, and the dark waters of death closed over her sainted form for ever, then and there I promised God to be a better man and Christian. May this vow never be written by the angel---broken! But when I start home, and stand on the hill that overlooks the Jordan, may all be bright and calm, and thus passing away to my "long home," may it be as painless as the falling of the ? of autumn.

J. A. Henderson
Henderson, Ky.


January 4, 1855


            Died, at Sailor’s Rest Furnace, Montgomery county, Tenn., on the 2nd of December, 1854, of typhoid fever, sister Elizabeth Ellen, wife of P. H. Matthews, and daughter of Wm and Susannah McNickle, formerly of Stewart county, Tenn., aged about twenty-three years.

            Sister Matthews embraced religion in the year 1846, and soon after became a member of the M. E. Church, in which she lived an humble, pious, and devoted member, until death came as a messenger of peace, to bear her triumphantly away to the land of eternal felicity.

            In the death of sister Matthews, the church has lost one of its brightest ornaments, and one of its most exemplary members and her disconsolate husband has lost a kind and affectionate wife, and her children a loving and tender mother.

            Sister Matthews bore her affliction with Christian patience and resignation; and when she became convinced that she must soon die, she requested that her friends should be assembled in the room, and engage in prayer. She said that she wanted to be made shouting happy; and during the prayer meeting, she raised herself up, and praised God by clapping her hands, and no doubt felt that

Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel soft as downy pillows are.

            Previous to her last expiring moment, she called her affectionate husband to her bed-side, and told him that she was not going to die, but that she was going to sleep; that she soon expected to be shouting with the redeemed millions around the great white throne. She told him to raise up her children, and try to teach them how to serve God, and meet her in heaven. She then calmly fell asleep in the arms of Jesus, and no doubt was escorted by a convoy of angels to a land of pure delight—

"Where sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and feared no more."

Sailor’s Rest, Tenn., Dec. 15, 1854.
Banner of Peace, please copy.
H. C. L.


            Died in Putnam county, Tenn., Mrs. Mary Elrod. She was born in Orange county, N.C., March 22, 1784, and died, Oct. 3, 1851, in the triumph of the Christian faith.

            She was a member of the M. E. Church for about thirty years and adorned her profession as a follower of the meek and lowly Savior. Her house was long a home for the preachers, for she delighted to administer to their wants and did all in her power to advance the Redeemer’s kingdom. Her sufferings were severe, but she bore them with Christian fortitude and patience. She was interrogated a few moments before her exit from time to eternity, relative to her prospects beyond the grave. She told her friends that her way was clear — death to her had no terrors; for she had fought a good fight, had kept the faith, and henceforth there remained a crown of righteousness; and when the messenger came, her house was in order, she yielded up her spirit and was doubtless wafted to the paradise of God, to swell the song of redeeming grace and dying love.

            She has left a numerous family and friends to mourn their loss. May they meet again, where

Sickness, sorrow, pain, and death,
Are felt and feared no more.

December 6, 1854.


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