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



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July 7, 1853

REUBEN S. PAYNE died Springfield, Tenn., June 30, 1853 in his 34th year.

SAMUEL G. McGOWAN s/o Rev. Ebenezer McGowan, born Mecklenburg Co., Va., August 10, 1815; md Rebecca J. Batte, April 20, 1836; joined MEC 1837; died Bedford Co., Tenn., April 15, 1853.

ANN ELIZA ROSSON w/o F. B. Rosson; d/o John B. and Jane Neely; died Giles Co., Tenn., May 28, 1853 in her 20th year.

SARAH EPPS, nee Finch, born S.C., August 2, 1779; md James B. Epps, Oct. 25, 1798; moved to Amite Co., Miss. 1820, then to Franklin Co. where her husband died in 1834; died Yazoo Co., Miss. in residence of son-in-law, Rev. P. Cooper, April 13, 1853.

ERASTUS WEATHERS s/o James E. and Mary Jane Weathers, born Jan. 18, 1845; died at residence of his grandfather, John P. Weathers, Carroll Co., Tenn., June 8, 1853.

JESSE WILLIAMS, JR. died May 30, 1853; born July 19, 1816.

MARY SMITH w/o Andrew Smith, native of Va., died Black Hawk, Miss., May 12, 1853 in her 61st year.

NANCY H. NORRIS w/o Stephen N. Norris, Phillips Co., Ark.; died May 10, 1853; born May 9, 1811.

ELIJAH HUNTER s/o David and Mary Hunter died May 8, 1853 aged 9 months, 8 days.

ELIZABETH ASBURY w/o Jeremiah Asbury died Nicholas Co., Ky., June 8, 1853; left widower, 8 children.


July 14, 1853

Capt. HENRY YEAKEY born Pa., Sept. 11, 1773; moved to Ky. when young; joined Baptist Church in Barren Co., Ky. 1813; died Crittenden Co., Ky., April 25, 1853.

JANE P. HUGHES w/o B. A. Hughes died Choctaw Co., Miss., June 8, 1853 in her 53rd year; born Lunenburg Co., Va.; d/o John and Dicey Hodson; joined the Presbyterian Church 1834.

NANCY A. NORTON w/o Rev. John W. Norton; d/o Lewis D. and Charity Phillips, died Bourbon Co., Ky., June 8, 1853 in her 51st year; md at age 17.

MARTHA ANN FISHER w/o Col. L. D. Fisher, died Lockheart, Texas, June 1, 1853 in her 37th year.


July 21, 1853

TERRESSA MARIA SHUMAKER born Fayette Co., Ala., Oct. 28, 1834; moved with parents to Winston Co., Miss. 1839 where she died June 26, 1853.

MARY C. THORP w/o William S. Thorp; d/o John and Tabitha Johnson, born May 11, 1825; died Lewis Co., Tenn., May 27, 1853.


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CATHARINE GUTHERY w/o Nelson Guthery, born Md., June 4, 1789; died May 26, 1853 ; moved with parents to Rockingham Co., N.C. and when about 18 years old moved to Lincoln Co., N.C. where she married.

SUSANNAH D. MILES died near Murfreesboro, Tenn., May 1, 1853.

NANCY LIVONIA RANSOM w/o Benjamin Ransom; d/o Thomas Jordan, born July 5, 1832; died Bedford Co., Tenn., June 29, 1853.

LOUISA BIGGERS, native of Scott Co., Ky. died recently.

THOMAS LINTHICUM born Ann Arundel Co., Md., July 7, 1763; moved to Bullitt Co., Ky., 1818 where he lived until shortly before he died when he went to Hardin Co., Ky. where he died June 7, 1853.

BAILESS YOUNG s/o Solomon and Peggy Young died Pulaski, Tenn., April 18, 1853 in his 25th year.

ALEXANDER BURR McCOWN s/o George W. and Mary E. McCown died Nashville, Tenn., July 9, 1853 aged 14 months, 24 days.

SUSAN HAYNES w/o Thomas Haynes died near Franklin, Tenn., June 30, 1853 in her 63rd year.


July 28, 1853

REUBEN CAGE born Culpeper Co., Va., Jan. 22, 1772; s/o William and Elizabeth Cage; moved with parents to Sumner Co., Tenn. 1790; took part in the struggle with the Indians; wife, Polly, died long ago; he died June 30, 1853.

MARY ELIZA RUCKER d/o Rev. Benjamin Rucker of Rutherford Co., Tenn. died in the Nashville Female Academy, June 17, 1853.

WILEY BODDIE FRANCIS only s/o John M. and Sabra B. Francis died near Columbia Tenn., July 7, 1853 aged 16 years, 10 months, 10 days.

JESSE B. ROSS died Wayne Co., June 22, 1853 aged 51 years, 1 month.

JOHN PUTNAM born Granville Co., N.C., Dec. 24, 1784; raised in Rutherford Co., Tenn.; md Lucy Covington 1808; moved to no. Ala. Jan. 1, 1817; died Lawrence Co., Ala., June 28, 1853.

MARTHA A. WOODSON died Warren Co., Miss., June 19, 1853 aged 28 years, 5 months, 17 days; d/o W. W. Neely.

SOPHRONIA E. McCORSTIN oldest d/o Col. J. P. and A. F. Tarkington; born Giles Co., Tenn., March 24, 1831; md July 10, 1849; moved near to Florence, Ala. and died in the residence of her father in Lawrence Co., Ala., April 30, 1853.


August 4, 1853

JOHN WESLEY BOND s/o T. B. Bond died Maury Co., Tenn., July 21, 1853 aged 21 months, 18 days.

WILLIAM G. KING died New Orleans, La., July 27, 1853 of yellow fever.

VIRGINIA AUGUSTA CAMPBELL second d/o Gov. W. B. and Fanny J. Campbell, died near Carthage, Tenn., July 23, 1853 aged 12 years, 1 month, 23 days.

PETER DEMAREE born near site of Harrodsburg, Ky., Oct. 20, 1784; moved to Mercer Co., Ky. where he lived and died May 21, 1853.

ANN P. JONES w/o James H. Jones; d/o Capt. Thomas Jones and Rebecca Mitchell /so cited/, born Sussex Co., Va., Jan. 8, 1807; md Dec. 2, 1830; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. 1835; moved to Calhoun Co., Miss. where she died June 8, 1853.

MARY McTEE w/o Elisha McTee; d/o Rev. Alfred and Mary Tinsly; died Knox Co., Ky., June 21, 1853.

Major JAMES H. DEAVER died Giles Co., Tenn., June 15, 1853 aged 49 years.

ANSELEM CHILTON BAYLISS s/o Joel and Mary Bayliss, born April 29, 1852; died July 9, 1853.


August 11, 1853

LUCY MOREMEN d/o Alanson and Rachel Moremen died June 17, 1853 aged 10 years, 5 months, near Brandenburg, Kentucky.


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MARGARET E. AKIN died Spring Hill, Tenn., July 13, 1853 in her 19th year.

RICHARD RICE born Bertie Co., N.C.; died near Florence, Ala., June 30, 1853 in his 60th year.

SARAH THRASHER w/o Thomas Thrasher; d/o Richard and Elizabeth Rice, died July 14, 1853 in her 28th year.

JAMES CARY BISHOP died recently in Marshall Co., Ky. aged 18 years.

WILLIAM McKEE s/o John and Ann McKee died Rutherford Co., Tenn., July 18, 1853 aged about 23 years and 10 months old.

JAMES S. LEWIS of Triana, Ala., died June 1, 1853.


August 18, 1853

WILY D. CROOK born Chester Dist., S.C. 1804; moved to western district of Tenn. 1825; died Drew Co., Ark., July 17, 1853.

JOHN HAMER died Lewis Co., Tenn., July 26, 1853 aged about 83 years.

ELIZABETH A. INMAN w/o Joseph C. Inman died Giles Co., Tenn., June 28, 1853.

MARY MATILDA PARKER d/o John C. and Jane V. Parker died July 16, 1853 aged 5 years, 4 months.


August 25, 1853

CORNELIA MORRIS d/o Henry B. Morris, died near Nashville, Tenn.

BENJAMIN F. RHODES died in Centre Point, Sevier Co., Tenn., July 31, 1853.

SUSAN L. FOSTER w/o W. L. Foster of Nashville, Tenn., died August 16, 1853; d/o late Richard Cheatham.

REBECCA CRAYCROFT d/o Wilford and Rebecca Lee; born Nov. 21, 1817; died Louisville, Ky., Ju1y 20, 1853; md Henry J. Craycroft, Dec. 23, 1833.

EDMUND SEHON MERRIWETHER s/o William H. and Emily Merriwether died near Louisville, Ky., July 12, 1853 aged 2 years. Their daughter, ANNA, died July 21, 1853 in her 4th year.

LEWIS M. MOORE s/o James W. and Eleanor Moore died June 21, 1853 aged 25. Franklin, Ala.

HUGH ALEXANDER LOWE s/o Marvel and Henrietta Lowe died July 7, 1853.

Tribute of Respect for WALTER W. CARROOTH who died July 24, 1853 in his 34th year; by Friendship Division #232, Sons of Temperance dated July 30, 1853. Haywood Co., Tenn.

Dr. GEORGE FELIX MANNING died Aberdeen, Miss., July 31, 1853 in his 40th year; s/o Dr. James and Sophia Manning; born Madison Co., Ala., Nov. 6, 1813; graduate, Medical University of Pa., 1836; md Sarah F. Millwater, d/o the late William T. Sanders, Sept. 28, 1836.

ELIZABETH W. HUGGINS w/o J. Huggins, born Hawkins Co., Tenn., Jan. 31, 1800; died August 7, 1853; md Feb. 3, 1820; d/o William and Elizabeth Smith.

MAHALA GRIFFIN w/o Josiah Griffin, died Wilson Co., Tenn., July 5, 1853 aged 37 years.

HENRIETTA DAVIS w/o John T. Davis died Shelby Co., Ky., July 3, 1853 in her 35th year; consumption; d/o Maxwell and Mildred Chambers; left widower, 3 children.


September 1, 1853

Dr. GEORGE M. WHARTON died Hernando, Miss., July 28, 1853, yellow fever; had left New Orleans to attend an ill brother in Hernando.

WILLIAM L. B. HAGAN infant s/o John and Mary Hagan; grandson of W. L. and Nancy Barry of Nashville; died St. Louis, Missouri, July 9, 1853.


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JOSHUA McQUEEN born Baltimore. Co., Md., Oct. 15, 1746; died Franklin Co., Ky., April 17, 1853 in his 107th year; s/o Thomas and Jane McQueen; firstborn of five children; enlisted in American army and served 7 years during the Revolutionary War; among battles he was in: Germantown, Monmouth, Brandywine. "At Valley Forge, he was one of the sufferers in that memorable winter, when the fidelity of the soldier was thoroughly tested" during which time he was servant to Gen. /Nathanael/Green(e); md Margaret Baxter; had 11 children; about 1790 moved to Madison Co., Ky.; joined MEC 1792/93; wife died and he md Jemima Cornelison d/o John and Elizabeth Cornelison of Ky. who was a Baptist; moved to Franklin Co., Ky. 1832; to three miles below Frankfort, Ky. in 1842 where he died.

Rev. DAVID O. ANDREW, preacher in charge of the Panola Circuit, Memphis Conference, died Panola Co., Miss., July 14, 1853; born Stewart Co., Tenn., June 4, 1819; joined MEC and was licensed to preach, April 1844; ordained deacon 1846; ordained elder 1848; his ninth and last appointment was to Panola Circuit; md Minerva A. Horton 1841 who survived as well as an infant son.

C. WHEELER born Overton Co., Ky., Oct. 13, 1799; died June 21, 1853; md Simon Wheeler, August 17, 1826; mother of 7 children, 2 surviving.

MARIAH ANN WAKEFIELD born Oct. 29, 1815; d/o Rev. William and Catharine Rowel of Lincoln Co., Ky.; md Joseph N. Wakefield, Dec. 19, 1833; died July 10, 1853.

LUCY WYNNE born N.C., Oct. 13, 1777; md Col. John K. Wynne, Sept. 29, 1789; moved to Tenn., 1797; joined MEC 1825; her husband died Jan. 1846; she died in Wilson Co., Tenn., June 29, 1853.

JOHN MORELAND s/o William and Sarah Moreland born March 1, 1772; died August 10, 1853; md Surry Co., N.C., Jan. 8, 1801; settled in Jackson Co., Tenn., 1808. His wife, EVE MORELAND, d/o Adam and Mary Spoon; born Sept. 7, 1775; died August 14, 1853.

Mrs. ANN A. HINDS d/o Samuel and Elizabeth Kerr; born Anson Co., N.C., March 3, 1804; died August 7, 1853; educated in a seminary.

HANNAH WALKER died June 23, 1853 aged some 60 years; near Mt. Hope, Ala.

ELIZA K. DIXON d/o of B. B. and S. G. Bashaw of Davidson Co., Tenn., died July 15, 1853; member of the Baptist Church.

SOPHRONIA BACON w/o Dr. George W. Bacon; d/o William and Jane G. Brown; died Shelbyville, June 30, 1853 aged 21 years, 4 months, 13 days.

MARY ELIZABETH HOOKER d/o David R. and Eliza Hooker, died in Shelbyville, Tenn., July 24, 1853 aged 1 year, 10 months.

MARTHA S. ALVIS d/o Robert and Eliza E. Alvis, born Goochland Co., Va., May 20, 1828; died Wilson Co., Tenn., July 26, 1853, congestive fever; joined MEC 1842.

MARY LUCINDA FORD d/o Rev. M. and Mary R. Ford, died July 3, 1853 aged 5 years, 2 months, 7 days.

Miss AMERICA PALMER died July 10, 1853 at age 22; consumption.


September 8, 1853

Rev. CARTER JONES, "familiarly known as Col. Carter Jones," died Warren Co., Miss., July 31, 1853 in his 66th year; born Northampton Co., N.C., but moved to Miss. in 1837; fought in struggle for Texas independence; joined MEC 1820; was a local MECS preacher.

JAMES W. HAMILTON born Wythe Co., Va., April 26, 1770; died near Nashville, Tenn., August 22, 1853.

REBECCA L. BOSWORTH w/o Major W. Bosworth of Ft. Pike, La., died near Mobile, A1a., June 30, 1853.


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MARTHA CORNELIA DIXON died July 29, 1853 in her 19th year; w/o Col. Nixon, Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.

ADAM M. CRAIG born Prince William Co., Va., Nov. 22, 1822; moved with parents to Hickman Co., Ky. in 1835 where he md Edith Davis 1849; joined MECS Oct. 20, 1852; died August 13, 1853.

JOHN P. TIPTON of Kentucky died August 15, 1853 in his 70th year.

JAMES MARION VICK youngest s/o Ransom and Elizabeth Vick of Marshall Co., Miss., died August 11, 1853 aged 2 years, 5 months, 3 days.

A. J. MATTHEWS born Dixon /Dickson/ Co., Tenn., June 26, 1810; died Christian Co., Miss., July 28, 1853; joined MEC in Perry Co., Ala.

ELIZABETH ANN BURKS w/o Seaton B. Burks of Haywood Co., Tenn., died June 30, 1853 in her 31st year; joined MEC 1839.


September 15, 1853

ELIZABETH CONN d/o Richard J. and Sarah Conn died Sept. 13, 1853.

STEPHEN M. DANCE born Mecklenburg Co., Va., 1788; moved to Lincoln Co., Tenn. 1826; died in same county, Lincoln, August 26, 1853; joined MEC 1812; submitted by son, S. E. H. Dance.

TABITHA T. SLOSS born Warren Co., Ky., Sept. l0, 1815; tenth and last child of Thomas L. and Tabitha C. Sloss; died August 4, 1853, flux.

MARY J. MOORE second d/o J. C. and Prudence A. Moore of Franklin, Simpson Co., Ky., in residence of grandson, Tabitha C. Sloss, Warren Co., Ky., August 3, 1853 aged 1 year, 8 months, 13 days.

JEMIMA MALONE w/o J. N. Malone of Fayette Co., Tenn.; md Madison Co., Ala., Jan. 8, 1839; born Dec. 26, 1804; no death date given; died from consumption.

JACOB CLARK OWEN s/o Richard S. and Myrtilla B. Owen, Shelby Co., Ky., died August 16, 1853 aged 10 years, 2 months, 16 days.

TABITHA WILLIAMS w/o Benjamin Williams, formerly of Kershaw Dist., S.C., died Yallobusha Co., Miss., August 15, 1853 aged 56 years.

MARY S. ELLIS d/o Wiley and Sarah H. Ellis, born April 4, 1840; died August 7, 1853, Bedford Co., Tenn.; joined MECS June 1853.

JOHN MORRIS died Neshoba, Miss., July 4, 1853 in his 73rd year; born Abbeville Dist., S.C. and moved with parents to Pendleton Dist. from which he moved to Miss. in 1836.


September 22, 1853

MARIAH BAUKMAN FERRELL d/o Isaac E. and Rhoda Ferrell; died Jackson Co., Tenn., May , 1853 aged about 17 years; the first of her parents 12 children to die.

Resolutions of Respect for Rev. WILLIAM GUNN, presiding elder of the Lexington Dist., Ky. Conference, who had died recently; by Georgetown Station Meeting, Sept. 5, 1853.

ASAETTA infant d/o Jesse and Sarah L. SPEIGHT died June 8, 1853 in Dickson Co., Tenn.

HENRY MATHEW HARE s/o R. B. and Margaret Hare died Woodsville, Ky., Aug. l0, 1853 aged 5 years, 4 months, 10 days.

POLLY GRAHAM, nee Jordan, born July 28, 1785; died August 12, 1853; md William B. Stith; joined MEC Oct. 28, 1811; he died and she md John Graham, Hardin Co. Ky.

WILLIAM CROSS, native of England, died Tenn. Rolling Works, August 28, 1853 aged 43 years; came to U.S. some 20 years ago; settled in Pittsburg, Pa. and came to where he died some six years before; member of Sons Temperance.


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JOHN A. MERRITT born Williamson Co., Tenn., May 3, 1806; died July 23, 1853, killed by lightning during a storm.

SAMUEL JAMES CAMERON born Franklin Co., Miss., May 16, 1825; s/o Hugh and Amy Cameron; joined MECS, June 25, 1853, Madisonville, Miss.; md Ellen E. Evans of Madison Co., Ala.; died July 19, 1853 from lingering illness caused by measles.

MARY ANN BAIRD d/o David and Winifred Baird born Ky., 1834; died Lamar Co., Texas, June 2, 1853.

MARY JANE FAIRCHILD third d/o William M. Fairchild of Hinds Co., Miss., born Oct. 28, 1835; died Monticello, Drew Co., Ark., July 30, 1853 in residence of brother-in-law, W. M. Harrison.

SARAH WYATT w/o L. J. Wyatt died Smith Co., Tenn., Sept. 2, 1853 in her 25th year.

NANCY REES d/o John and Nancy Hale; w/o John Rees; born Bedford Co., Va.; in the fall of 1816 her family moved to Lincoln Co., Tenn. where she later died August 9, 1853.

ARCHIBALD C. McBEATH s/o Archibald C. and Margaret McBeath, died August 3, 1853 aged 6 months.

ANDREW J. MATTHEWS died Choctaw Co., Miss.; no death date given; in his 43rd year "I think." Submitted, W. P. Dickinson stated the "I think."

HARRIET WILMOT d/o Henry and Elizabeth Everett; born Laurel Co., Ky., April 6, 1827; moved with parents to Rochester Co.; md Miles H. Wilmot, June 21, 1846; joined MECS October 1852 and moved to Christian Co., Ill., where she died July 29, 1853.

SIMWAL BEAL born Jan. 8, 1824; died August 8, 1853. See, Simeon Beal, below.

JONATHAN CLENNY native of Va.; moved to White Co., Tenn. 1820; died there, August 9, 1853 in his 88th year. His wife, JANE CLENNY, died August 22, 1853.

WILLIAM WOODALL, an old Methodist preacher, died Sumner Co., Tenn., August 28, 1853; born 1777; a local MECS preacher for 45 years.


September 29, 1853

Resolutions of Respect for SIMEON BEAL who died Mifflin, Henderson Co., Tenn., Aug. 8, 1853; by Mifflin Division #89, Sons of Temperance, August 13, 1853.

A. A. WESTMORELAND born July 12, 1810; died Sept. 1853, Launderdale Co., Ala.

ANNA MARIA HAMILTON only child of J. M. and Harriet Hamilton born Jan. 7, 1852; died July 27, 1853.

MARTHA B. BOYER w/o James A. Boyer; d/o Rev. A. B. Duval; died consumption, Volney, Logan Co., Ky., August 29, 1853; born May 15, 1825; md April 20, 1852.

JANE G. FRASIER d/o Stephen and Jane Frazier, born Lincoln Co., Ga., Jan. 20, 1810; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn. 1819; died in residence of brother, Thomas G. Frasier, Warrior Stand, Macon Co., Ala., Sept. 8, 1853.

Miss NANCY T. ESTES died July 13, 1853 in her 14th year. ERVIN T. ESTES died Maury Co., Tenn., July 22, 1853; born Oct. 20, 1831; md Hester Jane Tosson a few months before he died. Both were children of T. A. and S. E. Estes of Maury Co., Tenn.

R. W. PLUMMER s/o Jesse and Lucy Plummer born Feb. 8, 1831; died Hardin Co., Tenn., August 9, 1853; typhoid fever.

Mrs. LUCY PLUMMER died August 19, 1853, typhoid fever; born June 1, 1793.

Rev. RICHARD JONES born Warren Co., N.C., Sept. 27, 1776; md Elizabeth Truelove, March 20, 1803; moved to Tenn. 1811; died Maury Co., Tenn., July 27, 1853; joined MEC 1803.

MARY MATTHEWS w/o David Matthews, died Maury Co., Tenn., Aug. 20, 1853 aged about 75 years.


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OTHO KING s/o Elias King, died Haywood Co., Tenn., Sept. l0, 1853 aged 23 years, 1 months, 4 days; joined MECS 1847.

DELIA BUFORD died Sept. 9, 1853 leaving husband, Albert Buford and 5 children.


October 6, 1853

Mrs. HIBBS, with a child in her arms, jumped into Cumberland River, Nashville, Tenn. and both were drowned, July 29, 1853.

SARAH PARKER w/o Rev. L. L. Parker; d/o Alexander Sale of Lawrence Co., died near New Orleans, Sept. 13, 1853, yellow fever.

JAMES SNEED born Va.; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Sept. 20, 1853 in his 89th year; raised a large family.

HANNAH ANN RUTH w/o Robert Ruth, died Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 28, 1853 in her 30th year.

JOHN McCORMICK born Va., on banks of Potomac River, Oct. 1, 1776; died Ohio Co., Ky., August 30, 1853; md Elizabeth Cundiff of Prince William Co., Va., Nov. 9, 1797 who died Jan. 28, 1853; moved to Nelson Co., Ky., 1803; then in 2 years moved to Ohio County where he lived and later died.

ELIZABETH SISK d/o Joseph Davis; born Abbeville Dist., S.C., April 15, 1812; md George Roberts about 1829 with whom she moved to Monroe Co., Miss. in 1837; he died in 1842; she md G. W. Sisk, 1848; died June 30, 1853.

Rev. CHARLES McDONALD s/o Rev. Alexander and Susannah McDonald, died Chickasaw Co., Miss., Sept. 8, 1853; born Sept. 14, 1806, Giles Co., Tenn.; joined MEC; licensed to preach, Sept. 7, 1839; ordained deacon November 1843.

SUSAN SOLOMON w/o W. C. Solomon died Sept. 3, 1853, Lincoln Co., Ky., leaving widower, 5 children, the youngest being five days old.

MARGARET M. SMITH died Lincoln Co., Tenn., July 28, 1853 in residence of her brother-in-law, Dr. Reaves; joined MEC July 18, 1842, at Bethel, Sumner Co., Tenn.; left parents and 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

MARTHA L. J. STEPHENSON d/o Thomas C. and Elizabeth Stephenson, born Madison Co., Tenn., Sept. 20, 1832; died Harrison Co., Texas, July 6, 1853; joined MECS 1849 and soon moved with parents to Texas.

SARAH B. JENKINS w/o P. H. Jenkins, Spring Hill, Tenn., died August 22, 1853 in her 44th year.

JOHN H. SEWELL born Hall Co., Ga., May 19, 1829; died Sept. 4, 1853.

Rev. JOHN BROWN born Amherst Co., Va., Dec. 28, 1777; died Garrard Co., Ky., August 19, 1853; licensed as MEC preacher, Jan. 20, 1810; moved to Garrard Co., Ky. 1817 where his wife died in less than 2 years, with whom he had a son, surviving; md again /no name given/ and had one daughter, surviving.

Tribute of Respect for JAMES O. WILLIAMS who died recently; by Dialectical Society, LeGrange College, Ala., Sept. 13, 1853.

Miss MARY J. DINWIDDIE died Todd Co., Ky., June 22, 1853 in her 21st year.

JAMES ISON born Nov. 1772; died Garrard Co., Ky., July 1853; left widow and several children.

ELIZABETH A. OGILVIE w/o George W. Ogilvie; d/o George and Mary Allen, born Feb. 16, 1812; died Marshall Co., Miss., July 16, 1853.

AIRY WHITE w/o Thomas A. White, born Bedford Co., Tenn., March 15, 1826; md Dec. 16, 1841; died July 12, 1853.

ELIZABETH ANDREWS w/o Col. Alfonso Andrews died August 20, 1853 aged 19 years.

NARCISSA L. POYNTER w/o James Poynter; d/o Rev. Dr. E. W. and Sarah Bowman; died in New Castle, July 6, 1853 in her 28th year.


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October 13, 1853

SARAH NEW w/o Dr. C. B. New; d/o Dr. Rush Nutt; died Aug. 29, 1853 in her 34th year; buried in the old graveyard at Laurel Hill near Rodney.

SUSAN M. TIMBERLAKE d/o John and Elizabeth Timberlake, died Smith Co., Tenn. Aug. 20, 1853 in her 20th year; joined MECS 1851.

EUGENE B. WILLIAMS died Dickson Co., Tenn., June 15, 1853 aged 23 years.

RUTHIE ANN BELL died Tishomingo Co., Miss., August 25, 1853; only d/o Edward and Ruth Young; born Dec. 28, 1827; md John Bell, 1832, with whom she had 4 children.

JOHN E. MEADOR youngest s/o Rev. C. V. and Susan Meador, died July 26, 1853 aged 12 years, 3 months, 25 days; member of Pleasant Hill Sabbath school.

LORUHANNAH HOUSE d/o Racy and Nancy House of Davidson Co., Tenn., died Aug. 1, 1853 in her 16th year.

GEORGE SHARPE s/o the late John Sharpe died Madison Co., Ala., Sept. 7, 1853 aged about 21 years.

DU ANN LILE d/o Thomas and America Lile, died Aug. 12, 1853 aged 20 years, 10 days.


October 20, 1853

Maj. JOHN K. RAYBURN, formerly of Nashville, Tenn., but for years a resident of New Orleans, died there Oct. 4, 1853.

GEORGIANA DORSEY d/o Mrs. Harriet Dorsey of Louisville, Ky., died Sept. 27, 1853 in her 20th year.

JOHN C. SCHWING, JR. s/o J. C. Schwing of Louisville, Ky., died in New Orleans, La., Sept. 21, 1853 of yellow fever; "a young man."

Resolutions of Respect for Rev. J. F. TINNIN, died June 17, 1853; by 4th Quarterly Mtg. Conf. near Cypress Creek Campground, Cypress Circuit, Tenn. Conf., dated September 17, 1853.

BENJAMIN ELLIS born Sussex Co., Va., May 2, 1784; moved to Madison Co., Ala.; died Sept. 30, 1853 at Madison Cross Roads, Ala.; left widow, children and grandchildren.

JOHN F. BOOT died recently, a minister among the Cherokee Nation at the Canadian Post; from L. B. Duncan, Creek Nation, Sept. 7, 1853.

Rev. GEORGE STEVENS born Louisa Co., Va., 1795; died Sept. 6, 1853; sometime MECS preacher in the Ky. and Tenn. conferences; md Susan P. Richardson of Caswell Co., N.C. and moved to Christian Co., Ky. 1836.

Dr. HENRY H. SHROPSHIRE died of pneumonia, Aberdeen, Miss., June 7, 1853 in his 46th year.

Mrs. SARAH WEAST died Washington, Miss., March 21, 1853 in her 69th year.

JESSE PARRISH, SR. died Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 1853; born Lewis Co., Va., May 6, 1792; moved to Sumner Co., Tenn. in 1821 and then to Nashville; md Martha C. Murry, Oct. 5, 1820; joined MEC 1832.

JARIUS K. JOHNSON died Napoleon, Ark., Sept. 15, 1852; left widow and a daughter.


October 27, 1853

VIRGINIA G. TURLEY died Houston, Texas, Sept. 27, 1853 in her 28th year; d/o George Smith of Davidson Co., Tenn.; moved 4 years ago to Texas.

THOMPSON TREZVANT PLAYER, native of Charleston, S.C., died Miss. City, Oct. 12, 1853, yellow fever, in Nashville, Tenn. where he had lived for 6 years.

AMANDA F. SOLLERS w/o Rev. A. B. Sollers of Ky. Conf.; born Clermont Co., Ohio, Jan. 27, 1825; d/o Levi and Lydia Moss; died Warsaw, Ky., August 23, 1853; md at age 19.


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HENRY G. PAGETT born Amherst Co., Va., Feb. 1, 1796; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 4, 1853; md Mary Andrews 1821 and settled in Williamson Co.; left widow and 10 children.

MARTHA J. TRIBLE w/o George C. Trible of Warren Co., Miss., died Sept. 13, 1853; born Jefferson Co., Miss., Nov. 13, 1819; joined MECS September 1848.

MELEENA MATILDA BARROW oldest s/o Thomas and Eliza D. Coleman; born Warren Co., Ky., July 21, 1827; moved to Madison Co., Miss. 1831; sent to school in Rutherford Co., Tenn. in her teens; joined MECS 1848; md Henry Barrow, Feb. 28, 1849; died Smith Co., Miss., Sept. 17, 1853.

MARTHA MARKS widow of Thomas Marks born Va., Aug. 18, 1777; moved with husband to Tenn. 1809 and settled near Nashville, but in a year moved to Giles Co., Tenn., where she lived and later died, September 10, 1853.

SUSAN ANN BENTON d/o N. and Eliza Benton, Clark Co., Ky., died Oct. 3, 1853 in her 19th year.

THOMAS H. MILLER, foreman of foundry, Nashville Manufacturing Co., Nashville, Tenn., died Sept. 27, 1853; left widow, 3 children.

MARTHA H. FISK d/o Rev. Robert and Rebecca M. Fisk died Oct. 5, 1853 aged 2 months; she was the second child of this couple that had died while the father had been attending the Limestone Conference.

MARTHA F. A. RIVERS d/o W. E. and Levina N. Rivers, died in Ala., Sept. 22, 1853 aged about 4 months, 14 days.


November 3, 1853

ELIZA JANE WILLKINGS w/o John A. Willkings; d/o Peter and Sarah Gause, born Brunswick Co., N.C., Jan. 6, 1817; md June 12, 1835; moved to Grenada, Miss., 1837; died Chicago, Ill., Aug. 17, 1853. /There is no Brunswick Co., N.C.; perhaps Brunswick Co., Va. was intended./

Resolutions of Respect for Rev. STEPHEN M. DANCE, a local MECS preacher who died Aug. 26, 1853; by 4th Quarterly Mtg. Conf., Lincoln Circuit, Tenn. Con., dated October 3, 1853.

MARY HOLLINS d/o Reuben and Mary Edwards, born Louisa Co., Va., May 20, 1779; md George Hollins 1807 and moved to Sumner Co., Tenn.; died Sept. 21, 1853.

ELIZABETH WHITTEN died in residence of her son, David C. Whitten, August 4, 1853 in her 66th year; native of S.C.; md George Whitten, May 26, 1808; moved to Wayne Co., Tenn. 1818.

LEWALLEN CLARK SHELTON s/o John Shelton "was suddenly killed by the falling of a pole from the fence" hitting him across the back and neck, Oct. 17, 1853.


Nov. 10, 1853

Resolutions of Respect for THOMAS C. SALE who had died recently; by Courtland Lodge #37, Oct. 25, 1853.

Mrs. ANTHONY w/o Joseph G. Anthony of Allen Co., Ky.; d/o J. W. and Ellen Moore, Fulton Co., Ky.; died Aug. 6, 1853 in her 21st year; flux.

HARRIET ROBBERTSON w/o James Robbertson died Todd Co., Ky., Sept. 28, 1853 in her 43rd year.

Rev. LYTLE POWELL died Marengo Co., Ala., Sept. 18, 1853; long a local MECS preacher.

Tribute of Respect for MOSES L. JONES who died recently; by Bethe Lodge #194, Masons, Oct. 17, 1853.

MARY J. FOSTER w/o Iredell W. Foster, born Allen Co., Ky., Feb. 3, 1841; died April 12, 1853.


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MARY WESTERN MATHEWS only d/o T. W. L. and Origen N. Mathews, died Marengo Co., Ala., Oct. 18, 1853 aged 3 years, 1 month, 18 days.

EUGENE SUMMERFIELD MATHEWS only s/o T. W. L. and Origen N. Mathews, died near Mobile, Ala., Sept. 5, 1853 aged 1 year, 8 months, 5 days.

NANCY REES d/o William H. and Mary Rees, died Lincoln Co., Tenn., flux, Oct. 10, 1853; born Sept. 1, 1847.


November 17, 1853

REZIA C. CHAPMAN w/o Dr. R. W. Chapman d/o Col. William Rucker of Rutherford Co., Tenn., died July 26, 1853 aged 25 years, 3 months, 20 days; moved to Cherokee Co., Texas 1850.

JULIANA ELIZABETH ANN WILKINS d/o David A. and Judy J. Wilkins, Robertson Co., Tenn.; died Madisonville, Ky., Oct. 13, 1853 aged about 1 year.

FREDERIC P. WILLIAMS s/o John and Jane Williams died of convulsive fits, Oct. 13, 1853 in his 17th year, Smith Co., Tenn.

WILLIAM CURRY born N.C., 1817; died September 14, 1853.

JAMES WILLIAMS, Esq., of Montgomery Co., Tenn., died Oct. 20, 1853 in his 53rd year.


November 24, 1853

FREDERICK SLOAN, on board ship, H. L. Bradley, died Nov. 2, 1853, aged 47 years; carriage builder of Nashville, Tenn.

Resolutions of Respect for ROBERT F. WHEAT who died recently; by fellow students at Asbury University, Indiana; not dated.

JESSE GIBSON died Selma, Ala., Oct. 30, 1853 in his 50th year; native of Smith Co., Tenn.; moved to Greensboro, Ala. in 1834; md Susan T. Holman who died; md Hannah Dougherty of Bedford Co., Tenn.; had children from both marriages.

ANN H. I. ROLFE d/o Rev. Samuel B. and Amelia A. White, born April 22, 1825; md Oscar A. Rolfe, May 21, 1844; moved 3 miles from Decatur, Ala. 1845; died Sept. 6, 1853.

MARY GLOWER born Pa., 1774; md Jonathan Glower, Oct. 25, 1791; died Drew Co., Ark., September 26, 1853.


December 1, 1853

MARCUS W. CAGE born Wilson Co., Tenn.; moved to Columbus, Miss. in 1845; died Sept. 8, 1853 in his 42nd year; left widow and 3 children.

SARAH E. F. PARKER, w/o Rev. Linus Parker, died Louisburg, La., Sept. 13, 1853; youngest d/o Rev. Alexander Sale, Lawrence Co., Ala.

THOMAS A. C. SALE s/o Rev. Alexander Sale, born Oct. 1, 1823; died Courtland, Ala., Oct. 25, 1853; joined MECS 1849.

AMELIA TENNESSEE BATTE w/o Augustine A. Batte; died Pulaski, Tenn., Oct. 13, 1853 aged 20 years.

NANCY ADALADE TUCKER died Oct. 3, 1853; her brother, JOSEPH GREEN BERRY TUCKER, died Oct. 20, 1853 aged 8 years, 24 days; children of W. J. Tucker, Beech Creek, Williamson Co., Tenn.

ELLEN JORDAN d/o Edwin and Nancy Garland, born Maury Co., Tenn., 1829; md John Y. Jordan, Dec. 8, 1852; died Nov. 5, 1853.

WILLIAM C. REDING of Choctaw, Miss., died Sept. 27, 1853 aged 18 years; his father, JAMES R. REDING, was buried 4 weeks from the day of his son's death and rested in a grave beside him; died in his 44th year.

REBECCA McREYNOLDS w/o Samuel McReynolds; d/o Daniel C. and Martha Cockreham; died Allen Co., Ky., Oct. 26, 1853 aged 33 years, 10 months; consumption; joined MEC 1837.


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Mrs. FLORENCE born Prince George's Co., Md., Oct. 11, 1790; died Oct. 7, 1853; joined MEC 1824, Lawrence Co., Ala.

JOHN W. JACKSON born Allen Co., Ky., November 26, 1821; died Aug. 14, 1853 near Franklin, Ky.; flux.

PHEBE WHITE d/o John and Elizabeth Downing; w/o William White; born Queen Anne's Co., Md., Feb. 9, 1827; moved to Louisville, Ky., May 1838; joined MEC 1843; md Feb. 27, 1844; died Oct. 21, 1853.

SARAH COVEY widow of Rev. L. L. Covey; born N.C., March 24, 1778; md 1796; died Hardin Co., Ky., Oct. 15, 1853.

ALICE T. C. PEAY d/o Thomas T. and Nancy Peay died Oct. 26, 1853 aged 1 year, 1 month, 24 days.


December 8, 1853

MOSES E. CATO of Williamson Co., Tenn. died Oct. 1, 1853 in his 85th year.

EUDROA E. A., KITTRELL d/o M. J. and Nancy Kittrell died near Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., Oct. 9, 1853 in her 20th year.

SAMUEL McCLELLIN born Smith Co., Tenn.; died near Gallatin, Tenn., Sept. 23, 1853 in his 56th year; md (1) Susan Williams, she died leaving three sons and one daughter; (2) Elizabeth Grindstaff who died leaving 3 daughters; (3) Mrs. Elizabeth Hanckcock; "all three good, religious women." He moved to Ark. on the White River 2 years before he died; on a visit he died 35 miles from his old home; while his body was being taken for burial in his father's graveyard, his son, about 6 months old, also died; both buried beside one another there.

MARY L. STRADER d/o Joseph and Susan Nelson; w/o Louis Strader, born Adair Co., Ky., Oct. 31, 1813; joined MEC 1829; md Feb. 11, 1836; died Green Co., Ky., Sept. 28, 1853.

EMILY LYLE w/o Joel Irvin Lyle; d/o Samuel and Patsy Raily, died Woodford Co., Ky. in residence of her uncle, Milton Rowland, Nov. 11, 1853; and at age 21 years; her husband was a grandson of Rev. John Lyle of the Presbyterian Church, who lived in Paris, Ky. for many years.

DANIEL MARTIN died Sept. 10, 1853 aged 82 years; born N.C.; orphaned; moved to Georgia where he md in 1802; in 1811 moved to Mississippi.

GRACE S. CALLAWAY died McMinn Co., Tenn., Nov. 1, 1853 aged 46 years.

JANE LANCASTER d/o Nicholas and Lucy Edwards, born Halifax Co., Va. 1825; moved to Tenn. when young; died Christian Co., Ky., Oct. 24; 1853.

SARAH BURK w/o Thomas Burk, born Feb. 13, 1792; md Pulaski Co., Ky., July 11, 1811; joined MEC 1818; died Oct. 26, 1853.

HESTER S. SEALY w/o E. J. Sealy; d/o John and Martha Estes; died Maury Co., Tenn., July 20, 1853 in her 47th year.

THOMAS EDWARD DOYLE s/o J. V. and S.C. Doyle, born July 25, 1852; died Oct. 25, 1853. Dover, Tenn.

MARTHA BURTON w/o Coleman Burton; d/o Robert Mann of Montgomery Co., Tenn., born August 30, 1798; md March 22, 1822; joined MEC 1843; died Oct. 6, 1853.


December 15, 1853

MARY HAMER widow of John Hamer died Tenn., Dec. 6, 1853 aged about 75 years; her husband died July 26, 1853.

F. B. WEST born Simpson Co., Ky., Oct. 9, 1799; died Sept. 14, 1853.

SARAH JOSEPH TOOL w/o Col. G. E. Tool; d/o Col. John H. and Mary Ann Horne of Wayne Co., Miss., died Sept. 11, 1853, Hinds Co., Miss.; born Sept. 1, 1819.


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ANN MARIA HUNTER w/o A. J. Hunter; d/o Rev. Jacob Hare of Fayette Co., Tenn., born N.C., April 15, 1830; died Oct. 15, 1853; funeral preached at Oakland, Tenn., Oct. 23, 1853.

MATILDA D. BOARD w/o H. S. Board, died Oct. 20, 1853 in her 38th year.

STEPHEN EWING DRAKE died Chickasaw Co., Miss., Nov. 19, 1853 on his 19th birthday.

JOHN NEEL died Madison Co., Ala., Oct. 15, 1853 in his 75th year.

JOHN RANDOLPH NEAL oldest s/o Col. William Neal of Rutherford Co., Tenn., born May 10, 1830; died Sept. 24, 1853; "the pride of his father's family."

VIRGINIA FLETCHER only child of J. Harvy and Martha A. Kerr; born Jackson Co., Tenn., Oct. 24, 1852; died Nov. 8, 1853.

BRIGHTBERRY B. BROWN born Albemarle Co., Va., Nov. 17, 1794; moved to Marshall Co., Miss., 1847; joined MEC 1822; died August 30, 1853.

MARY ADELINE TUCKER d/o William A. and Susan C. Tucker, died Williamson Co. Tenn., pneumonia, Nov. 26, 1853 aged 3 years and one month short of 3 days.


December 22, 1853

MARY D. FRAZOR died Sumner Co., Tenn., Nov. 26, 1853 in residence of William Frazor in her 42nd year.

NANCY BOWHANNON w/o Richard Bowhannon, Madison Co., Ala., died Oct. 18, 1853 in her 52nd year.

SAMUEL B. HUGHES died Smith Co., Tenn., Oct. 23, 1853 aged about 36 years.

Miss LUCY KERLEY died Mechanicsville, Tenn., Nov. 16, 1853.

LEVI SHERRILL died Giles Co., Nov. 15, 1853 aged 76 years.



September 8, 1853

GEORGE WESLEY FARISH born Edmondson Co., Ky., May 7, 1832; third child of Edmund and Lucy Jane Farish; md Elizabeth Bennet, May 20, 1853; died July 27, 1853; flux.


June 29, 1854

ELI MORRIS died so. Nashville, Tenn., June 25, 1854 in his 40th year.

Mrs. SOPHIA ROLLINS, nee Carr, died Sumner Co., Tenn., June 20; 1854 in her 22nd year.

JOHN LYNCH HUGHES, Nashville, Tenn., died June 21, 1854 aged 49 years, 11 days old.


May 18, 1854

Mrs. ALMYRA A. McFERRIN w/o Rev. J. B. McFerrin, died May 11, 1854, nearly 41 years old; left widower and 5 children.


March 9, 1854

Mrs. N. W. HAMILTON w/o Prof. Alexander L. Hamilton, president of Andrew College, Trenton, Tenn., died March 1, 1854.


July 20, 1854

JAMES M. GREEN died Neely's Bend, 9 miles from Nashville, Tenn., July 12, 1854.

Mrs. JUDITH AMENT died July 11, 1854 in her 56th year, in Nashville, Tenn., in residence of her son-in-law, Thomas Graham.

MARY ANDERSON w/o General Samuel R. Anderson, born Feb. 4, 1812; died July 13, 1854.

JONATHAN GARRETT died Davidson Co., Tenn., July 11, 1854 in his 54th year; raised 5 sons, 2 daughters.


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