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



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July 6, 1854

MILDRED RICHARDS w/o William D. Richards, Nashville, Tenn., died June 28, 1854 in her 57th year.

ELLA GRAY d/o Dr. William F. Gray, died Davidson Co., Tenn., June 30, 1854 in her 6th year.

MARY WOODS HART d/o Moses and Sarah Hart, born Bedford Co., Tenn., Oct. 31, 1832; died June 30, 1854.

MARY E. ROBINS w/o Samuel Robins, died May 6, 1854; born Shelby Co., Ky., 1820; d/o William and Eleanor Smith; moved from Ky. to Pulaski Co., Ark. where she joined the MEC March 1842; her husband was a MECS preacher.

MARY RATHBURN born Rockbridge Co., Va., Nov. 29, 1786; died Gallia Co., Ohio, April 6, 1854; d/o Rev. Elijah Vansandt of the MEC and moved from Va. to Ohio in 1806 and settled in Gallia County; md James Bing, March 31, 1808 and he died March 7, 1822 in his 40th year; md Rev. S. A. Rathburn, June 26, 1827. Her daughter, ELEANOR V. BING, died August 3, 1827; her son, JAMES BING, died November 14, 1845 in his 18th year. Other children were J. H. Bing; Eliza W. Castle; Matilda Y. Mills; Mary A. Byars.

ARAMINTA ADELLA ANDERSON d/o James P. and Eliza Anderson, died April 29, 1854.


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July 13, 1854

THOMAS STRATTON died in Sumner Co., Tenn., July 1, 1854 and his wife died the following day.

Mrs. FREDERICK WATKINS died; no details.

ALETHIA ALLEN d/o Hon. Robert Allen, died July 6, 1854.

ELEANOR HENRIETTA NICHOL d/o James Nichol, died July 7, 1854.

LAURA WHITAKER, w/o Thomas Whitaker, Jr., died Madison Co., Ala., June 24, 1854.

VIRGINIA REBECCA RIDLEY d/o B. L. Ridley, died LaGrange, Ga., July 2, 1854; a pupil in the So. Female College, LaGrange and would have graduated there on June 4 but had been stricken ill and later died.

SARAH M. WELLS w/o Jesse I. Wells died July 24, 1854.

Miss SUSAN CURRIN died Davidson Co., Tenn., July 8, 1854; "an elderly lady."

WILLIAM McNEIL died July 7, 1854 in his 18th year.

Dr. JAMES W. COOPER born Sept. 22, 1829; s/o Lewis Cooper; joined MEC August 1845; graduated from New School Medical College, Louisville, Ky., 1853 and had begun the practice of medicine; died Feb. 16, 1854.

JOSHUA J. GEE, born Lunenburg Co., Va., March 8, 1831; moved with parents to Tenn. in 1837; then in 1843 they moved to Carroll Co., Miss.; studied medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. but he became ill and died June 5, 1854.

Rev. WILLIAM WHEAT died Copiah Co., Miss., July 12, 1854 aged 26 years, 3 months and 3 days; alumnus, Hanover College, Indiana; entered MEC ministry October 1853.

SAMUEL RICHARDSON born Goochland Co., Va., August 22, 1777; md Elizabeth T. Hopkins; moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. and later to Gibson Co., Tenn. where he died May 24, 1854.

Miss LOUISA MATILDA JONES born April 12, 1834; died July 20, 1854; aluma of the Tenn. Female Institute.

WILLIAM EDWARD VAUGHT born May 8, 1839; died April 19, 1854; ADAM DALE VAUGHT, born March 4, 1836; died May 18, 1854; sons of Nathan and Sarah H. Vaught, Columbia, Tennessee.

ELIZABETH W. FLOURNOY of Caddo Parish, La., died on the steam Nashville near Memphis, Tenn., June 4, 1854; burial in Randolph, Tenn.

NANCY L. BLAKE w/o N. O. Blake; died Gallatin, Tenn., June 25, 1854, of consumption, in her 26th year.

WILLIAM C. CROGG died from cancer, May 25, 1854; born Pulaski Co., Ky., March 5, 1834; s/o Elisha and Elizabeth Crogg; joined MECS 1848.

JOEL LEA JOHNSON s/o William and Celia C. Johnson, died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 25, 1854 aged 16 years.

JAMES H. ARMSTRONG died in the residence of J. M. Peyton, Lebanon, Tenn., of cholera, June 13, 1854; native of N. Y.; had some of his writings published in the "Southern Lady's Companion" under the signature of "Omicron."

NANCY WALTER w/o William Walter; d/o David Black; they moved to Maury Co., Tenn., then to Bedford Co., Tenn. where he died in 1838; she lived with her son, Thomas Walter, and died in Napoleon, Ark., May 12, 1854 in her 90th year.

MARGARET SHY born Clinton Co., Ky., Nov. 18, 1807; md McCampbell Shy, March 12, 1832; died April 23, 1854.


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July 20, 1854

LYDIA CATHARINE STEVENSON d/o William McKendree and Eliza T. Stevenson, born Jan. 7, 1843; died June 20, 1854.

C. C. JONES died Livingston Co., Ky., June 19, 1854 in his 12th year.

LOUISA JETT w/o Alfred Jett died Montgomery Co., Tenn., June 20, 1854 in her 47th year.

JOHN OGBURN died Montgomery Co., Tenn., June 26, 1854 in his 60th year.

LYDIA McWILLIAMS w/o William McWilliams; d/o John M. and Elizabeth Lessley born March 25, 1831; md March 23, 1854; died June 28, 1854.

THOMAS W. HARDCASTLE s/o P. F. and Minerva Hardcastle, born April 2, 1840; died July 1, 1854.

FRANCES M. BOOTHE d/o James and Frances Clardy, born March 13, 1821; md J. B. Boothe, Oct. 28, 1838; died March 30, 1854.

MARY FRANCES WEBB d/o Dr. John A. and Susanna F. Webb, born June 17, 1849; died June 18, 1854; flux.

SOPHIA WINN d/o Thomas and Priscilla Primrose, born Granville Co., N.C., May 3, 1815; md E. P. Winn, Feb. 2, 1841; died Bedford Co., Tenn., May 15, 1854.

H. O. T. HEALD died DeKalb Co., Tenn., June 19, 1854 aged about 67 years.

SARAH B. CECIL d/o William J. and Elizabeth Cecil, born August 16, 1837; died April 23, 1854.

JULIET EMMA CECIL d/o William J. and E. Cecil, born June 26, 1853; died June 17, 1854.

SARAH HOGLAN w/o L. Hoglan born Jefferson Co., Ky., July 26, 1808; died of cholera, Shepherdsville, Ky., June 29, 1854.

MARGARET E. APPLEGATE w/o William T. Applegate, born Bullitt Co., Ky., Dec. 18, 1831; died Shepherdsville, Ky., June 28, 1854.


July 27, 1854

LUCY P. GAINES w/o Thomas L. Gaines died Davidson Co., Tenn., July 24, 1854; "an aged lady."

Mrs. THOMAS J. STONE died in Texas, recently; d/o Col. R. A. L. Wilkes.

BETTIE McFERRIN second d/o Rev. D. McFerrin died July 20, 1854 aged 3 years, 7 months and 6 days.

ELIZABETH CROSS widow of Shedrick Cross died Giles Co., Tenn., July 2, 1854; d/o Rolly and Sarah Harwell; born N.C., October 27, 1791.

NANCY E. WISEMAN d/o Thomas and Sarah E. Wiseman died Lincoln Co., Tenn., Feb. 19, 1854 aged 19 years, 5 months and 9 days.

MARTHA ANN AUSTIN w/o Anderson Austin; died Choctaw Co., Miss., June 18, 1854; native of Greenville Dist., S.C.

JOSEPH HICKS born March 1, 1771; md Elizabeth Fuller, Jan. 1794; both of Permelia Co., Va. /There is no such county in Virginia; perhaps Amelia Co. is meant./ He died June 18, 1854.

FRANCES NICHOLSON youngest child of J. W. and Virginia Nicholson; died Black Hawk, Miss., July 2, 1854 aged 17 months.

JOHN R. ARMSTRONG s/o William and Martha Armstrong, born March 17, 1836; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., June 21, 1854.

HULDAH J. GAMBLE w/o Capt. James H. Gamble, died near Mooresville, Ala., July 7, 1855; born Va., May 25, 1802.

HARRIET HOGUE born in Va., April 17, 1802; d/o William B. and Elizabeth Carter; orphaned, she lived with her brother, L. T. Waugh, living in Independence Co., Ark.; died May 20, 1854.


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ELIZABETH MOORE w/o Rev. Richard Moore died Paris, Tenn., July 3, 1854; born Va. about 1780; md March 6, 1806; buried beside her only child, a son, who died at the age of 18.

Dr. J. L. HEISTAN born Green Co., Ky., August 2, 1802; died Grayson Co., Texas, April 28, 1854.


August 3, 1854

Tribute of Respect for Rev. JOHN ROBERTS, local MECS preacher who died July 8, 1854; by Quarterly Mtg. Conf., Crab Orchard Circuit, Ky. Conf., dated July 15, 1854.

LUCY E. A. JONES only d/o John B. and Mary B. Jones died Clarke Co., Ala., July 1, 1854 aged 2 years, 4 months.

VENEZUELA SMITH d/o W. R. and Elizabeth Smith died July 26, 1854 aged 3 years, 2 months, 12 days.

MARY A. STOCK died June 1854 in her 41st year; her grandson, WILLIAM G. EDMONDSON, died aged 7 months, 9 days; her son-in-law, SAMUEL EDMONDSON in his 27th year; all of cholera; also her daughter, MARGARET F. EDMONDSON in her 21st year died July 11, 1854. Also in their listing was chronicled the death of MARY A. STEELE an only child of William and Florence Timmons who had died.

AMY W. LANIER, nee Goodrich, w/o Rev. Edmund Lanier, died Nashville, Tenn., May 21, 1854 in her 84th year; born Brunswick Co., Va.; joined MEC 1787.

WALTER SCOTT TUCK s/o Dr. D. G. and E. M. Tuck, formerly of Halifax Co., Va., died Christian Co., Ky.; no death date given.

GEORGE FOWLER s/o George W. and Margaret Fowler, died July 2, 1854 aged 1 year, 2 months, 8 days.

JAMES SHANKS born Muhlenburg Co., Ky., Sept. 6, 1827; died April 19, 1854.

MARTHA E. PARHAM d/o M. T. and Mary E. Parham died Giles Co., Tenn., June 11, 1854 aged 1 year, 1 month.

ALBERT C. JOHNSON s/o George W. and Harriet E. Johnson, born Dec. 19, 1846; drowned June 30, 1854.

MARY C. ALLEN w/o Col. Jeremiah Allen; d/o Dixon and Hannah Ferguson, born Jan. 8, 1818; died July 2, 1854.

PERNEACY HUTCHISON died Grayson Co., Texas, May 14, 1854; d/o Capt. Abram and Nancy Young; born August 1, 1804; md Wilson Hutchison, Sept. 1830.

SAMUEL WOODSON died Hopkins Co., Ky., July 10, 1854 in his 67th year; born Goochland Co., Va.; after formation of Hopkins Co., Ky. in 1807 he was appointed clerk of the county courts and served until 1851; md Nancy H. Allen d/o Major Thomas Allen, Dec. 1807; she died in 1833 and he then md Miss Ware d/o the late Col. Thomas Ware of Bourbon Co., Ky.

THOMAS W. BERRY died Robertson Co., Tenn., June 26, 1854 in his 21st year.

JASON WINSETT born N.C.; died Bedford Co., Tenn., May 16, 1854 in his 60th year.


August 10, 1854

LUCY PENDLETON w/o Thomas L. Gaines, born Aug. 6, 1780; died July 24, 1854.

MARY A. EAVES w/o G. W. Eaves; d/o Du Bartis and Mary A. Dempsy; born Leeksville, N.C., May 26, 1823; md Oct. 1, 1848; died July 10, 1854.

ANDREW C. ALLEN s/o Rev. John N. Allen of Tenn. Conf., died July 3, 1854 aged about 11 months old.

ELIZABETH FREEMAN w/o Dorrell Freeman, born Oct. 1, 1804; md Jan. 28, 1830; died June 23, 1854.


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STEPHEN GARDNER born Martin Co., N.C., Oct. 25, 1780; moved with parents to Orange Co., N.C., then to Clark Co., Ga., then he moved to Tenn.; died Stewart Co., Tenn., June 29, 1854.

THOMAS N. COTTON born Davidson Co., Tenn., Feb. 12, 1808; died April 3, 1854.

JOHN MARSHALL EAVES s/o G. W. and Mary A. Eaves born June 22, 1852; died July 14, 1854.

JOHN G. BUMPASS born April 1, 1810; died west Nashville, July 26, 1854; his oldest son, Abram, is mentioned.

LORENA L. WALSTON died July 18, 1854; w/o James Walston.

CEALIA C. BURCHAM of Stewart Co., Tenn.; d/o John Andrews, born March 2, 1822; died May 27, 1854.

ANN ELIZA STONE w/o Thomas J. Stone; d/o Col. R. A. S. Wilkes; born Sept. 5, 1825; md June 27, 1850; moved to Texas, returned to Maury Co., Tenn. for visit with relatives but became ill with cholera and died July 14, 1854.

Tribute of Respect for Rev. DAVID W. GEORGE who died recently; by Quarterly Mtg. Conf., Richland Circuit, Tenn. Conference, dated July 22, 1854.


August 17, 1854

Rev. SAMUEL DUNWODY of S.C. Conference, died July 9, 1854 nearly 74 years old.

ELIZABETH WARREN w/o Rev. William R. Warren of the Tenn. Conf.; died in Nashville, Tenn., August 6, 1854; md August 1852; her little son died a few months before his mother. Tribute of Respect for her by Finn Social Degree #l, Temple of Honor, dated August 7, 1854.

JOSEPH C. DOBSON, JR. s/o Joseph C. and Mary N. Dobson, born Nov. 26, 1831; no death date given.

GRACY JOHNSON w/o James Johnson, Maury Co., Tenn., died June 6, 1854 aged 33 years, 6 months. Her son, DAVID WESLEY JONES, died July 25, 1854 aged 2 months, 3 days.

MARGARET ANN LUTON died July 8, 1854 in her 20th year.

E. A. WILLIAMS w/o William Williams died Hancock Co., Ky., June 22, 1854.

MARTHA CHAMBERS died in June 1854.

MARY LOGAN w/o Rev. James Logan of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, born Blount Co., Tenn., July 13, 1806; md Dec. 30, 1830; died June 29, 1854.

WILLIAM BROWN, native of Virginia, moved to Johnson Co., Tenn., 1853; no death date given.

CAROLINE P. BETTESWORTH died Bowling Green, Ky., June 25, 1854 aged about 28 years.

ANGELINE REESE died near Bowling Green, Ky., June 29, 1854 aged 42 years.

NANCY D. WILLIAMS w/o Rev. Gray Williams died Robertson Co., Tenn., June 30, 1854; born Feb. 20, 1792; d/o Ferguson and Sally Taylor of Powhatan Co., Va.

SARAH MERIETTA WELLS w/o Jesse J. Wells; died Trenton, Tenn., June 27, 1854 in her 32nd year; d/o James and Charlotte Grayar.

MARY SKEEN died July 8, 1854 aged 33 years.

JOSEPH R. BRINKER s/o Isaac and Phebe Brinker died Shelby Co., Ala., May 22, 1854 in his 29th year.

JOHN L. HUGHES "commonly called Linch Hughes" died June 21, 1854 in his 49th year.


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ELIZA JANE McCORKLE widow of William McCorkle died August 12, 1854.

JOHN SOX died in the residence of Z. T. Crim near Waverly, Tenn., August 1, 1854 aged 47 years, 1 month, 2 days; native of Northampton Co., Pa.; moved to Tenn. 1830 and employed in manufacture of iron in Montgomery Co., Tenn.


August 24, 1854

JAMES ANDERSON s/o Dr. John and Eliza Koen born Sept. 23, 1853; died July 18, 1854.

ELI MORRIS died in south Nashville, June 25, 1854 in his 41st year; was for years a merchant in that city.

GEORGE EDWARD WHEAT s/o Andrew J. and Rebecca Wheat, died May 6, 1854 aged 2 years, 6 months, 10 days.

ELIZABETH W. DAMOSS w/o Capt. John Damoss died Saline Co., May 27, 1854; born S.C., May 29, 1791; moved near to Nashville, Tenn., 1803; joined MEC 1808; moved to Mo., 1825.

ELIZA CLARKE w/o Cary L. Clarke died Georgetown, Ky., August 3, 1854 in her 77th year; native of Manchester, England.

FANNIE BACON infant d/o Richard and Ellen Bacon, died August 2, 1854.

E. B. NOKES born Bullitt Co., Ky., Oct. 17, 1819; died Nashville, Tenn., July 14, 1854; moved from Ky. to Sparta, Tenn., 1839; md L. W. Colley; moved to Wilson Co., Tenn. where he joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

OBEDIAH HOLLOWAY born Edgefield Dist., S.C., July 24, 1807; died July 29, 1854.

CYNTHIA S. MANEES d/o Major Benjamin and Eliza Manees of Davidson Co., Tenn., died August 11, 1854.

MARY GARDINER died Marion Co., Ky., June 25, 1854 aged about 60 years.

MARTHA E. REASOR w/o William Reasor; d/o Rev. Jeremiah and Hannah Adams, born Graves Co., Ky., June 25, 1825; md 1850; moved to Miss. Co., Miss.; died May 30, 1854; body returned to the homestead of her father, Rev. J. M. Adams, to be buried there.

NANCY SWINNEY w/o James Swinney; d/o Levi and Margaret Collins, born Shelby Co., Ky., May 24, 1834; died July 2, 1854; joined MECS 1846.

MARTHA EDWARDS w/o Alfed Edwards d/o William and Mary Robbins, born August 27, 1814; md Feb. 13, 1834; died July 30, 1854.

Col. WILLIAM F. WHITE died Montgomery Co., Ky., July 15, 1854 in his 55th year; md twice; first wife was a daughter of General White, the second wife was Nannie Berkley.

SARAH P. JOHNSON d/o William B. and Delia C. Johnson, died July 18, 1854 aged 3 years, 4 months.


August 31, 1854

FRANCIS ELIZABETH HUNTER w/o E. J. Hunter; d/o John Fisher, born Dec. 2, 1834; joined MECS 1847; md Jan. 31, 1854; died June 12, 1854.

MARY MOORE second d/o John Moore died August 6, 1854 aged 22 years.

BOYD DAVIS s/o R. A. and A. Davis died August 14, 1854 aged 1 year, 26 days.

MARTHA E. WRIGHT widow of Joshua Wright; d/o William and Lucy S. Kittrell, Granville Co., N.C., born April 4, 1809; died July 31, 1854, Maury Co., Tenn.

ELIZABETH BRENTS, nee Marshal, died June 14, 1854; born in Virginia.

JANE DAVIS born Oct. 5, 1829; died July 31, 1854, Bedford Co., Tenn.


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LUCINDA ERWIN w/o Joseph Erwin, Giles Co., Tenn., born Oct. 22, 1811; died July 31, 1854; mother of ten children, one, LAVINIA JANE ERWIN, born August 11, 1836, died August 4, 1854.

NANCY E. ENNIS w/o James Ennis; born Union Dist., S.C.; d/o William and Jane Holingsworth; left an orphan at age of 12 weeks; raised by her grandparents; moved with her husband to Ala. in 1834; died April 17, 1854 in Cherokee Co., Ala.


September 7, 1854

JOHN M. TAYLOR s/o John M. and Caroline E. Taylor of Madison Parish, La., died August 2, 1854.

MARY DICKSON had died recently; no details given.

CHARLES W. TAYLOR died Lansing, Iowa, July 4, 1854 in his 35th year on his way to Minnesota to bring a widowed sister to Kentucky.

DIANA ROOKER d/o Col. Benjamin Joslin, born Davidson Co., Tenn., Jan. 26, 1801; md Caleb Rucker, May 21, 1818; died Dickson Co., Tenn., June 19, 1854.

ELIZABETH H. WOODSON w/o Dr. T. M. Woodson, died Sumner Co., Tenn., August 19, 1854; born 1832.

MARY E. MOORE second d/o John and Sarah Moore, born Feb. 22, 1831; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., August 6, 1854; joined MECS 1846.

ELIZA ANN NEBLETT w/o John E. Neblett born Jan. 22, 1812; died Clarksville, Tenn., July 16, 1854.

REBECCA G. BREWER w/o Dr. James M. Brewer, died August 9, 1854 in her 41st year, Gibson Co., Tenn.; born Rutherford Co., Tenn., April 14, 1814; moved with father to the latter county in 1827; her father died May 4, 1854; she md Oct. 7, 1835.

Mrs. MARY E. STAGGS died Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 29, 1853 in her 54th year.

JOHN MORGAN died Shelbyville, Tenn., July 20, 1854 in his 55th year; born Rockbridge Co., Va.; moved to Bedford Co., Tenn. at age 16; md Martha Cates in 1820 and she died 4 months later; md to Mary Stephens in 1825.

Tribute of Respect for JEPTHA MOSELEY and J. C. DOBSON, both of whom had died recently; by Elysian Grove Temple of Honor #20, dated July 7, 1854.

HORATIO NELSON TOLLE s/o William and Martha Tolle, born Jan. 24, 1830; died July 23, 1854.

CORDELLA WILLIAMS w/o Samuel H. Williams; d/o John and Margaret Pavatt; born Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 12, 1812; with her father moved to Humphreys Co., Tenn. where she md Henry Nixon, June 1829; he died Dec. 13, 1853 /a mistake/; she md Williams, Sept. 1848; mother of 8 children, 5 surviving; she died August 3, 1854.


September 14, 1854

Hon. EPHRAIM H. FOSTER died in residence of William Nichol, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1854; had "occupied a conspicuous position before the public" for many years.

SALLIE J. ROANE d/o Madison R. and Sallie S. Hughes died Marshall Co., Tenn. July 10, 1854 aged nearly 20 years; md W. H. Roane, Bedford Co., Tenn., 1852.

MARY BIRDSONG d/o William and Lavinia House; w/o Henry Birdsong; born Brunswick Co., Va., Sept. 8, 1781; moved to Giles Co., Tenn. where she died August 13, 1854; joined MEC Jan. 1824.

MARY M. LOVE d/o James Love, died Springfield, Tenn., July 12, 1854.

Col. SAMUEL PEAY born Nov. 24, 1803; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 22, 1854.


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PERMELIA FURNACE w/o Thomas Furnace died August 16, 1854 in her 37th year; left widower and 6 children; 2 children had predeceased her.

JUDAH SUSAN COLE d/o John and Jane Cole, born Allen Co., Ky., Oct. 4, 1839; died May 18, 1854.

ELVIRA ANN PULLIM d/o Jesse and Delila Pullim born Trigg Co., Ky. March 8, 1830; died Edmondson Co., Ky., July 10, 1854.

CHARLIE WALL DRAKE infant s/o Rev. R. N. Drake of the Tenn. Conf., died September 26, 1854.


September 21, 1854

MARY REAVES THOM w/o Rev. A. E. Thom, died Huntsville, Texas, August 26, 1854.

Mrs. ANN BOND died in residence of her father, George W. Martin, near Columbia, Tenn., Sept. 18, 1854.

Rev. P. C. BROWDER born Iredell Co., N.C., Sept. 2, 1824; s/o Rev. Thomas Browder; a MECS preacher; md M. E. Watts; died Hardin Co., Ky., July 31, 1854.

ELIZABETH A. TALLEY w/o William Talley; d/o William and Lucinda Butler; born Boyle Co., Ky., Oct. 29, 1822; md August 28, 1838; died Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, March 5, 1854; left widower, 8 children.

E. A. CORLEY died June 17, 1854 and his wife, ELIZABETH CORLEY, died June 18, 1854; both in the 56th year; in Humphreys Co., Tenn. He was a local MECS preacher.

Rev. DAVID W. GEORGE born Nova Scotia, Sept. 28, 1792; moved to Iredell Co., N.C. where he joined the MEC; moved to Lincoln Co., Tenn.; licensed to preach in 1850; died July 18, 1854.

MARGARET FRANCES PORTER w/o William T. Porter; d/o Dr. James C. Oreilly, dec.; died August 18, 1854 aged 23 years, 9 months.

FRANCIS M. BURRUS s/o Frederic and Eliza Burrus, died Rutherford Co., Tenn., July 3, 1854 in his 16th year.

MARTHA T. PARRISH w/o M. C. Parrish; died Yellow Creek, Dickson Co., Tenn., Sept. 9, 1854; born Feb. 2l, 1827 "near where she died"; d/o Ranson Ellis; md September 21, 1852.

AMANDA C. ADAMS d/o S. P. Adams born Winchester, Tenn., April 4, 1833; died Gallatin, Tenn., August 24, 1854.

GEORGE WALES PEAK s/o J. P. and Miranda H. Peak died Sept. 1, 1854 aged 3 months, 22 days.


September 28, 1854

ALICE RUTLEDGE d/o Frederick and Henrietta Rutledge of Charleston, S.C. and granddaughter of Major Henry M. Rutledge of Nashville, Tenn.; died August 26, 1854 in her 17th year; a long poem entitled "Alice" accompanies the obituary for her.

P. H. BRADEN died August 14, 1854 aged about 28 years; s/o John Braden; his mother, Rachel Brade, died Aug. 26, 1854 in her 42nd year.

JOHN W. STEVENSON died Lewis Co., Ky., August 7, 1854 lacking a few days before his 33rd birthday.

ELAM R. STEVENSON s/o William P. and Malinda Stevenson, died August 2, 1854 aged 18 years, 10 months, 15 days. Giles Co., Tenn. His brother, WILLIAM BENJAMIN STEVENSON, born Jan. 19, 1853; died August 19, 1854.

MALINDA JANE WELLS d/o Hiram Kallam; w/o Luther Wells, died August 3, 1854.

SARAH PETER w/o William Peter died near Maxville, Ky., August 6, 1854 aged about 82 years; also, in the same vicinity, RICHARD PETER s/o William and Sarah Peter, died August 18, 1854 in his 56th year.


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MARY JANE DAWSON w/o Dr. B. F. Dawson; d/o Canty L. and Mary L. C. Nixon, died Sept. 4, 1854, Wayne Co., Tenn.

LUCINDA ATKINS w/o Thomas M. Atkins; d/o William and Mary Cook, born Dec. 24, 1828; md 1850; died Dover, Tenn., August 2, 1854.

MARY JANE CROMWELL w/o John F. Cromwell died Union Co., Ky., August 4, 1854 aged 31 years, 5 months, 13 days; joined MEC 1841.

THOMAS F. CRIDER s/o Elijah and Elizabeth Crider, born May 5, 1832; died August 17, 1854.

JOHN BAYNHAM died near Lafayette, Ky., August 31, 1854 in his 47th year; born Halifax Co., Va., May 1808; moved to Tenn. in 1834.

HARRISON D. HART s/o Caleb and Gracy Hart, born Bedford Co., Tenn., May 8, 1817; died Giles Co., Tenn., August 21, 1854.

JOHN POTTER SMITH died Sept. 5, 1854 near Murfreesboro, Tenn.; s/o Benjamin and Ann Smith; born Williamsboro, N.C., June 2, 1827; moved to Murfreesboro in 1833; md America Johnson in 1850; joined Presbyterian Church, Feb. 1846.

NANCY MORRISON died near Maysville, Ky., July 20, 1854 aged about 57 years.

SUSAN H. WALKER d/o Rev. Ephraim McLean of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, born April 5, 1803; at age 17 md Col. J. V. Walker, Logan Co., Ky.; had 4 sons and 1 daughter; died August 24, 1854.

SUSAN RICE w/o James W. Rice; d/o Amanda Hutson Martin, died Muhlenburg Co., Ky., Sept. 4, 1854.

RUTH EMILINE HORTEN d/o James and Mary M. Horten born Feb. 3, 1831; died June 25, 1854; flux.

PENELOPE ASHWORTH died Lincoln Co., Tenn., July 17, 1854; w/o William Ashworth; born Feb. 20, 1828; md November 7, 1847.

MARINDA INGERHAM w/o John Ingerham; died Williamson Co., Tenn., August 22, 1854 in her 34th year.

MARY ELIZABETH THOMAS d/o Jonathan and Lucinda Thomas, born Jan. 17, 1839; no death date given.

JAMES DUKE TURNER born Mercer Co., Ky., April 27, 1829; died July 24, 1854.

NANCY CONNELL w/o E. B. Connell; d/o Isaac and Catharine Walter, born Feb. 2, 1792; died August 28, 1854.

APPHIA ADELAIDE GREEN born N.C., Sept. 25, 1831; moved to Miss. in 1835; died Carroll Co., Miss., August 7, 1854.

Miss MARGARET JOHNSON died Shelby Co., August 2, 1854.

SARAH SAPESAN w/o Isaac Sapesan, Dyersburg, Tenn., born near Louisville, Ky., March 8, 1818; moved with parents to Dyer Co., Tenn. where she md; died July 15, 1854.

MARGARET T. JENNINGS d/o W. J. and Julia Jennings; died near Green Hill, Tenn., August 7, 1854 aged 1 year, 1 month, 25 days.

MARY CATHARINE WILLS d/o Eli B. and Mary Wills died July 31, 1854 aged 1 year, 9 months.


October 5, 1854

NANCY L. ELLIS only d/o Thomas and Mary Lightfoot; born Stewart Co., Tenn., June 5, 1823; md Rev. F. A. Ellis and moved to Robertson Co., Tenn.; moved later to Callaway Co., Ky. where she died August 28, 1854.

LEMUEL BANKS, native of Elbert Co., Ga., died near Hernando, Miss., Sept. 10, 1854 in his 47th year.

SUSAN ELLIOTT HURT born Halifax Co., Va., Sept. 15, 1791; md the late Bird S. Hurt, Nov. 3, 1812; died Maury Co., Tenn., Sept. 4, 1854.


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FRANCIS M. HICKS died in residence of his mother, Susan A. Hicks, August 25, 1854 in his 24th year.

MARY E. SPEARS w/o Charles A. Spears, died August 30, 1854.

ROBERT DIXON born Jan. 8, 1822; died Bedford Co., Tenn., July 1854.

SELAH FOUST w/o Rev. William Foust; d/o Daniel and Sarah Murphy; born Pendleton Dist., S.C., Feb. 143, 1811; died Blount Co., Ala., Sept. 10, 1854.

SUSAN W. BROADDIE, nee Thrashley, born Fayette Co., Ky., March 23, 1802; md Dr. D. Broaddie, Hopkinsville, Ky., March 23, 1825; died Clarksville, Tenn., August 22, 1854.

Dr. LEWIS W. KING died Sept. 18, 1854 aged about 60 years; Clarksville, Tenn.

JAMES S. PETTUS born August 7, 1822; died June 26, 1854.

ROBERT McREYNOLDS died Allen Co., Ky., Sept. 21, 1854 aged 84 years lacking 3 months.


October 12, 1854

SPENCER CLACK died near Pulaski, Tenn., Oct. 1854.

ISAIAH HUDSON born Elbert Co., Ga.; died Rush Co., Texas, July 5, 1854 in his 67th year; md Hannah Davis in 1810 and moved to Shelby Co., Ala.; moved to Jackson Co., Ark. in 1835; last move was to Texas where he died July 5, 1854.

LOUI. WHEAT d/o Oatha Wheat born Columbia, Ky., May 20, 1830; died Green Co., Ky., July 4, 1854.

MARY M. ASPLEY w/o William P. Aspley; d/o George Bell; md August 19, 1851; died August 31, 1854.

Dr. ROBERT C. TULLOSS born June 4, 1822; died 3 1/2 miles north of Franklin, Tenn., August 25, 1854; studied medicine in Philadelphia where he graduated in 1849.

LEWIS TOWLAR s/o William and Fereba Towlar, born N.C.; died Rudolph Co., Ala., Sept. 15, 1854.

Resolutions of Respect for JOHN ROWLAND who had graduated from LaGrange College, Ala. last July; by Dialectical Society of that college, dated Sept. 27, 1854.

ALFRED BALLARD born Oct. 4, 1813; died Bedford Co., Tenn., July 17, 1854; md Sarah Comer in 1837.

MALINDA SCHOLES w/o Allen Scholes; d/o George and Sarah Browning, born Robertson Co., Tenn., March 6, 18O6; died Sept. 14, 1854, Humphreys Co., Tenn.

Mrs. CHERRY FINKLEE died Monroe Co., Ala., July 10, 1854 in her 51st year.


October 19, 1854

MARTHA FURGERSON d/o Joseph and Mary Scott; born in Ireland, 1772; md John Furgerson and moved to Frederick Co., VA.; died Sept. 1, 1853, Mercer Co., Ky.

NANCY ELENOR MURRAY d/o R. I. Murray, died Sept. 6, 1854 in her 16th year.

HANNAH G. DAVIS w/o Henry L. Davis of Maysville, Ky.; born Adams Co., Pa., a granddaughter of Judge Richard McAllister of Hanover, Pa.; md 1820 and moved to Maysville in 1829; no death date given.

FRANCES E. ARMSTRONG w/o B. F. Armstrong; d/o Enoch and Nancy Holden; born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Feb. 12, 1827; died August 15, 1854.

MARY ANN STEWART w/o W. R. Stewart; d/o Thomas and Hannah Nash, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., August 13, 1811; died August 27, 1854; md August 7, 1828.


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EMILY TABELER, aged 16 years; d/o William and Ann Tabeler; no death date given.

POLLY ANN WILSON d/o Godfrey and Clara Fowler, born Caldwell Co., Ky., April 28, 1814; md Thomas Wilson, Dec. 2, 1830; d. Trigg Co., Ky., Sept. 6, 1854.

SARAH HANNAH ELIZABETH MOSS d/o Rev. George and Ann Moss, died Sept. 14, 1854 aged 14 days. Shelby Co., Ky.


October 26, 1854

MARTHA JANE LANIER d/o Church and Martha Ann Lanier, died Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 11, 1854 aged 3 years, 6 months.

BELL PETER d/o Heli and Dorothy Peter, died Sept. 17, 1854 in her 17th year, Washington Co., Ky.

WILLIAM FINY born Oct. 12, 1793; died August 25, 1854; md Ruth Penn.

CELIA DAVISON widow of William Davison; youngest d/o William and Winny Ann Hardin; born Hardinsburg, Ky., Feb. 22, 1794; died August 13, 1854; md June 10, 1810.

CYNTHIA L. LOUIS w/o Robert Louis; d/o the late Rev. Fleming Cayce, born April 20, 1838; md Dec. 22, 1853; died Oct. 4, 1854.

JAMES H. RUPARD s/o John and Louisa Rupard, born Hickman Co., Ky., March 24, 1833; died Sept. 8, 1854.

ELIZABETH BRADFORD w/o H. J. Bradford; d/o Solomon and Lucinda Williams; died Henry Co., Tenn., Sept. 9, 1854 in her 30th year; md July 11, 1845.

VIRGINIA M. DORSEY born Mt. Sterling, Ky., Feb. 24, 1824; md Oswell B. Dorsey, May 13, 1845; died Sept. 28, 1854.

MARTHA E. COLLINS w/o Caleb Collins; md August 17, 1853; died Decatur, Ala., Sept. 24, 1854 in her 25th year.

LYDIA FLORENCE CASSON d/o John E. and Emily E. Casson, died Somerset, Ky., August 16, 1854 aged 3 years, 5 months, 21 days. Her sister, WILLIE ANN BRUCE CASSON, died August 25, 1854 aged 1 year, 5 months, 24 days.

WILLIAM ALEXANDER EMERSON s/o Thomas F. and Lucy M. Emerson died Aug. 22, 1854 aged 1 year, 26 days; his sister, HARRIET ANGELETTA EMERSON, died August 30, 1854 aged 5 years, 3 months, 8 days.

DAVID YOUNG RIDLEY s/o R. R. and Catharine M. Ridley, Brazoria, Texas, died August 8, 1854; born Jan. 1848.

JOHN JACKSON DERRICK born Madison Co., Ala., Nov. 17, 1818 but moved to Jackson Co., Ala. and md 1846; died Sept. 4, 1854 leaving a widow and 4 sons.

LUCINDA CASBEER w/o John Casbeer, born August 20, 1809; died Sept. 8, 1854.

JAMES CALVIN McGUIRE s/o William Harvy and L. A. McGuire, died Sept. 28, 1854 aged 11 months, 12 days.


November 2, 1854

JANE BOND w/o Page Bond; d/o Kemp Holland, dec.; born Halifax Co., Va., Feb. 22, 1797; moved to Tenn. in 1804; md in 1819; joined MEC in 1820; sister of the late Rev. John M. Holland of the Tenn. Conf.; died Sept. 24, 1854.

Resolutions of Respect for BENJAMIN A. PHILLIPS, JR. who died Oct. 14, 1854 in his 21st year; by Tennessee Temple of Honor #5, dated Oct. 20, 1854.

Resolutions of Respect for ELIZABETH H. WOODSON who died recently; by United Sisters of Temperance; not dated.

THOMAS YANCY s/o Thomas L. and Sarah A. Yancy; died Sept. 23, 1854 aged 16 months.

PHEBE STANLEY w/o Meredith Stanley, Simpson Co., Ky., died Sept. 23, 1854 in her 50th year.


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JOSEPH M. FLOOD died Logan Co., Ky., August 12, 1854 aged 20 years, 5 months, 12 days.

HUGH JOHNSTON died Giles Co., Va., Sept. 19, 1854 in his 58th year; md Nancy Johnson, Sept. 1819.

MARY M. LOVE second d/o James M. and Elizabeth Love, died July 12, 1854 aged 24 years.

MARGARET ANGELINE WHITTEN, nee McGlamery, w/o George W. Whitten; died July 5, 1854 in her 20th year.

HANNAH M. COMBS died Bullitt Co., Ky., Sept. 25, 1854 aged 33 years.


November 9, 1854

FRANCIS MARION BURRUS, Rutherford Co., Tenn., born July 25, 1838; died July 3, 1854. His father, Lafayette Burrus, born Amherst Co., Va., Nov. 12, 1799; died Oct. 7, 1854.

ELIZABETH M. COWDEN died Sept. 18, 1854 in her 65th year.

MILDRED P. REDFORD w/o Rev. A. H. Redford, died Louisville, Ky., Sept. 23, 1854; born Oldham Co., Ky., Jan. 11, 1823; d/o Daniel and Mary P. Goslee; md April 14, 1840.

HARRIET C. FROGGE born Fentress Co., Tenn., July 5, 1825; md Rev. T. C. Frogge, Jan. 7, 1847; died Hartford, Ky., Sept. 6, 1854.

SARAH ANN PHIPPS youngest d/o Rev. John and Ann Phipps born Hartford, Ky. Jan. 8, 1837; died Sept. 5, 1854.

JAMES HICKLEN born Nov. 15, 1798; died Hopkins Co., Ky., Oct. 12, 1854.

SUSANNAH HENINGTON d/o J. and Elizabeth Nesom, born Sept. 16, 1805; moved to Ala. in 1817; md Henry Henington, August 2, 1819; joined MEC in 1820; moved to Topiah Co. in 1829; died Sept. 1, 1854.

CONSTANTINE A. TALLEY born Charlotte Co., Va., Jan. 1830; died Barren Co., Ky., Oct. 1, 1854.

PRATHER ASHBY died Hopkins Co., Ky., Oct. 10, 1859 in his 52nd year.


November 16, 1854

ROBERT G. SMILEY died in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 6, 1854 in his 34th year.

ELIZABETH HARLAN died Hawkins Co., Tenn., Sept. 23, 1854 in her 81st year.

LUKE WILCOX born Onodagua Co., N. Y., Dec. 6, 1795; moved to Champaign Co., Ohio in 1811; he moved to Kanawha Co., Va. where he md Pinkston Kenner, Jan. 6, 1820; died July 7, 1854.

CAROLINE C. HINES d/o A. T. and Sarah Mitchell; w/o Thomas Hines. Warren Co., Ky.; no death date given.

SALLIE ANN BEALL w/o James M. Beall, Russellville, Ky.; d/o Isaac B. and Mildred McCurdy; born Aug. 10, 1830; died Oct. 24, 1854.

MARGARET JANE MOORE d/o Col. Robert P. and Mary Ann Moore, died Oct. 27, 1854 aged 8 years, 9 months, 13 days.

WILLIAM FREEMAN s/o Allen and Ruthy Freeman, born Ga., April 4, 1826; died Morgan Co., Ala., October 1854.

COPELAND FREEMAN infant s/o John and Louisa Freeman died Sept. 1854.

Major EDMUND WALTON born Greenville City /County?/, Nov. 17, 1798; died Oct. 30, 1854. Mooresville, Alabama.

Resolutions of Respect for JOHN H. LIVELY who died recently; by Millerstown Division #273, Sons of Temperance, dated October 26, 1854.


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EASTER A. BROWN born Greensburg, Ky., July 14, 1817; died Sept. 27, 1854; md Dr. E. O. Brown in 1838.

Col. JOHN J. JONES born Va., 1784; moved to Ala. in 1815; and to Limestone Co., Ala. in 1819; no death date given.

HANNAH C. PERKINS, nee Burch, died Warren Co., Ky., August 26, 1854 aged 73 years, 10 months, 8 days; moved to Ky. from Virginia.

MARTHA MIRANNE MOORE d/o Col. Robert P. and Mary E. Moore, Rutledge, Tenn., died Oct. 11, 1854 aged 2 years, 1 month, 2 days.

ELIZABETH M. BECKET d/o James M. and Martha C. Becket, died Oct. 10, 1854, aged 2 years, 11 months, 26 days in Maury Co., Tenn.

JOHN M. PEMBERTON born April 19, 1811; died June 15, 1854.

MALICIA POWELL widow of John Powell, Robertson Co., Tenn.; d/o John McIntosh; died Sept. 5, 1854.


November 23, 1854

THOMAS BARRY, JR. s/o Thomas and Sally Barry, Sumner Co., Tenn.; died Oct. 11, 1854; reached age 14 last February; nicknamed "Boney."

ELIZABETH GRIFFIN w/o W. T. Griffin; died Aug. 28, 1854 in her 32nd year; born Washita Parish, La., Jan. 3, 1823; joined MEC April 1837.

MARTHA M. RIVERS d/o James C. and E. H. Fennell; born Greenville Co., Va., July 21, 1804; moved to Madison Co., Ala. in 1817; md Eldridge K. Rivers in 1822; died Oct. 18, 1854.

MARTHA A. E. LOVE died Gallatin Landing, Tenn., Oct. 24, 1854 in her 17th year.

JAMES M. SEDBERRY s/o Merritt and Nancy Sedberry, born Maury Co., Tenn., March 14, 1829; died Sept. 18, 1854; graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University.

ABSALOM BLANCHARD died 12 miles west of Aberdeen, Miss., Nov. 11, 1854; born Richland Dist., S.C., Nov. 14, 1771; only s/o Josiah Blanchard; descended from Huguenots; his father died when he was an infant; his mother remd to a Mr. Tucker who was executed by the British; he served in the War of 1812; moved to Miss. in 1823.

JOHN WALLIS, JR. died Lawrence Co., Ala., Oct. 3, 1854; born Smith Co., Tenn., Jan. 3, 1811; md Henrietta Jarman, April 25, 1833; moved to Ala. in 1821.

ELIZABETH K. RICE w/o Rev. Henry Rice of McMinn Co., Tenn.; d/o Steven W. and Elizabeth Senter; born Grainger Co., Tenn., Feb. 1, 1816; md July 16, 1833; died Sept. 12, 1854.

ROBERT W. HEREFORD born Madison Co., Ala., Sept. 29, 1830; md Cornelia J. Dement, Sept. 3, 1851; died October 18, 1854.

JOHN MURRY died Wilson Co., Tenn., Nov. 2, 1854 aged 49 years.

ELIZABETH D. FOSTER w/o Rev. Enas E. Foster of Cumberland Presbyterian Church; born August 17, 1826; d/o Greene and Ann Prymm; md Jan. 15, 1854 and moved to Lewis Co.; Tenn. where she died October 28, 1854.

RACHEL ANGELINE MOSIER d/o Jacob and Jane Mosier of Monroe Co., Tenn., died Oct. 20, 1854 in her 9th year.


November 30, 1854

DAVID CAMPBELL s/o former governor, William B. Campbell, Wilson Co., Tenn., died Nov. 9, 1854 aged 5 years, 10 months.

ANNY HAYS born Robinson/Robeson?/ Co., N.C.; died Sept. 21, 1854, Smith Co., Tenn.


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ELSEY GREENFIELD, nee Bonham, died August 26, 1854 aged 81 years; md Thomas G. Greenfield.

MARIA A. ANDERSON w/o Bradley W. Anderson; d/o Jeremiah and Isabella Smith, died Barbourville, Ky., Nov. 1, 1854; md Jan. 25, 1842; had 6 children.

WARREN DIXON PARKER born July 19, 1822; died November 5, 1854.


December 7, 1854

HESTER ANN GOODING born July 12, 1821; died Fleming Co., Ky., Oct. 24, 1854.

SUSAN H. RATHER w/o Capt. John T. Rather, died in Somerville, Ala., Sept. 23, 1854 in her 49th year; d/o Philagaetius and Margaret Roberts of Culpeper Co., Va.; md Oct. 29, 1830.

JAMES DALEY SWISHER s/o William T. and Elizabeth Swisher, died Nov. 1, 1854 aged 2 years, 10 months.

JOHN ASTON born Cookstown, Ireland, May 8, 1788; died Rogersville, Tenn., Nov. 8, 1854; came to U.S. in 1795, to Philadelphia; md Margaret C. Black in 1816.

JOHN MELTON PARTLOW s/o Samuel and Maria Partlow, died Vermillion Co., Ill., Sept. 8, 1854 aged 35 years. His mother, MARIA PARTLOW died in the same place, Oct. 6, 1854 aged 51 years; born Nelson Co., Va.; md Samuel Partlow in 1818 and moved to Ill. in 1830.

CARRIE LONG died Lexington, Ky., Nov. 9, 1854 aged 19 years.

HOLMAN R. FOWLER born June 11, 1783, Amelia Co., Va.; died Nov. 15, 1854; moved to Tenn. in 1811.

MARTHA H. VAUGHAN w/o H. Vaughan; d/o James and Martha Goodner, born May 7, 1818; md Mathew T. Cartwright in 1833 who died in 1843; md Vaughan Dec. 15, 1847; died Nov. 23, 1854.

MARGARET C. NICHOL w/o Alexander B. Nichol, died Sevier Co., Tenn., Oct. 28, 1854 in her 27th year.

RICHARD OLDHAM died Montgomery Co., Ky., Sept. 14, 1854 aged 41 years.

FRANCES MARY FLOYD d/o William and Julia Floyd, died Nov. 17, 1854 in 14 years, 1 day old.

SARAH A. NUNN w/o A. J. Nunn; d/o Francis and Susan Wisdom, died Barren Co., Ky., Sept. 20, 1854 in her 47th year.

Rev. WILLIAM BROWN of Hancock Co., Ky., born Bedford Co., Va., 1796; died August 22, 1854.

CATHARINE DAVIS w/o Col. Jonathan Davis, died Allen Co., Ky., Sept. 14, 1854 in her 61st year.

SAMUEL W. AKIN born Jan. 12, 1799; died Maury Co., Tenn., Oct. 28, 1854.

MARTHA L. FINNEY w/o W. P. Finney, died Fayette Co., Tenn., Nov. 6, 1854.

ALEXANDER HOOD died Fayette Co., Tenn., Nov. 3, 1854 in his 71st year; native of S.C.

DESDEMONA SWOPE born Feb. 25, 1806; died Oct. 31, 1854; md John Swope, Dec. 8, 1837.

MARY BUTLER widow of Capt. John Butler, died Giles Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1854 aged about 82 years.

BASCOM EUGENUS ESPAGE s/o Robert and Mary Espage born Oct. 11, 1853; died October 11, 1854.


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December 14, 1854

MALISSA ANN BASKETTE w/o Dr. William T. Baskette, died Dec. 7, 1854 aged 31 year, 22 days.

NANCY JOHNSON died Sept. 11, 1854 in her 50th year.

MARY E. CALOWAY d/o James and Tidia Caloway, died Houston, Texas, Nov. 17, 1854, of yellow fever.

ELIZABETH A. DAVIS w/o Dr. J. H. Davis; d/o William and Mary Villiars, died Nov. 16, 1854 aged 27 years, 8 months, 16 days.

MARY HELM FARMER died in Kentucky, Sept. 1854 in her 19th year.

JOHN T. PRIM born Hickman Co., Tenn., Oct. 25, 1821; died Oct. 19, 1854 md Malinda Gray in 1846.

NORFLEET DORTCH died Nov. 2, 1854 in his 37th year in Dickson Co., Tenn.

MARGARET ELIZA KENNEDY w/o Prior Kennedy; d/o William and Catharine Latimer of Robertson Co., Tenn., born Nov. 1826; md Chapman Bigbee and then in 1846 to Kennedy.

AARON V. GRUBBS s/o Thomas and Lucy Grubbs died Giles Co., Tenn., August 21, 1854 aged 18 years.

JAMES R. PLUMMER CRUTCHFIELD s/o H. M. and Mary Frances Crutchfield died Weakley Co., Tenn., Sept. 30, 1854 aged 11 months.

ABIGAIL CHARLES w/o Rev. James Charles, died Tazewell Co., November 19, 1854 in her 60th year.

SALLIE ANN BAKER d/o William C. and Mary Baker, died Morgan Co., Ala., Oct. 2, 1854 aged 2 months, 5 days.

MALINDA JANE ADINGTON d/o James and Matilda Cox; born Franklin Co., Tenn., 1818; md Dr. James D. Adington in 1841; joined MECS in 1852; died Somerville, Ala., Nov. 1854.


December 21, 1854

MARY FRANCES GRAHAM only d/o Lucien Graham, died Leake Co., Miss., Nov. 8, 1854 in her 8th year.

RESTER ANN BROWN d/o Burton and Anna Brown, born Allen Co., Ky., Nov. 4, 1837; died Dec. 1, 1854.

THOMAS OWENS born Wythe Co., Va.; md Mary Ann Harris at age 19; moved in 1814 to Ky.; died Sept. 26, 1854.

SARAH ELIZABETH MOORE w/o Joseph G. Moore died Nov. 14, 1854 in her 22nd year.

ELBERTON F. DEMENT died Madison Co., Ala., Nov. 23, 1854 in his 23rd year.

JAMES CULBERTSON born June 6, 1808; died Robertson Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1854.

ELIZABETH COLEMAN w/o J. T. Coleman born Sept. 2, 1825; died Nov. 8, 1854.

SARAH BASKETT w/o William W. Baskett, formerly residents of Sullivan Co., Tenn.; she went to live with her son, James A. Baskett in Roane Co., Tenn.; died Oct. 1854 aged 78 years.

ELIZABETH KNOTTE of Bedford Co., Tenn., born August 24, 1784; died Oct. 21, 1854.

JAMES HENRY McQUOWN s/o Edward Y. and Rachel Ann McQuown born Nov. 16, 1852; died August 18, 1854.

SARAH E. CHRISP born Feb. 6, 1838; d/o William and Mary Chrisp, died Gibson Co., Tenn., November 1854.


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ELIZABETH DICKARD w/o C. C. Dickard; d/o John and Mary Kibler; born Newberry Dist., S.C., Nov. 13, 1823; md 1844; moved to Texas 1850; died Oct. 15, 1854, Harrison Co., Texas.

SUSAN ELIZABETH CHEEK died Shelby Co., state not given, Nov. 19, 1854 aged 20 years.

WILLIAM G. ROWELL s/o Samuel M. and Matilda W. Rowell, born August 30, 1841; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., November 24, 1854.



JULY 13, 1854

For the Advocate

            It becomes my duty to announce, through your columns, the death of our venerable father and friend, Samuel Richardson, of Gibson county, Tenn. Brother Richardson was a native of Virginia, born in Couchland county, August 22, 1777, and grew up a young man of virtuous habits, and marked circumspection of life, and was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth T. Hopkins, who proved herself in all respects to be worthy of such a man, (and is now with God.) Soon after his marriage, he removed to Rutherford county, Tenn., and in a short time was happily converted to God, and united himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and from that hour to the day of his death, was received as a most exemplary member of the church.

            At an early date he pioneered with his family to the Western District of Tennessee, then a wild, unbroken forest and settled in Gibson county; and as soon as his rude cabins were reared, and in a condition to receive and shelter his family from the blasts of winter, his next thoughts were to the homeless missionaries of the cross, who had also pioneered into that almost pathless desert, and were wearily wandering from settlement to settlement in search of souls for whom Christ died. They ? at once introduced to his humble dwelling, in which ? found a cordial Christian welcome, and were persuaded to offer their message of mercy, and very soon a small society was formed in his house. A few years more, and a large and comfortable house of worship was erected on his land, and then a large and beautiful camp ground was reared up in the same neighborhood, at which hallowed place many have dated their conviction of sin, and their spiritual birth unto righteousness. At this sacred encampment, our venerable father Richardson always kept up a large tent, where the hospitalities of his table, like the richer and loftier provisions of the Spirit, were open and free to all that would partake. In this neighborhood he reared and educated a large and respectable family, and lived to see them all, with perhaps one or two exceptions, converted to God, and members of the church of his choice. But some are fallen asleep, and have been gathered into the garner of God. One of the departed was a Methodist preacher of hopeful promise, and the lamented Benjamin H. Hubbard, D.D., late of the Memphis Conference, was also his son-in-law, whose stricken widow and orphan children present strong claims to the prayers and sympathies of the church.

            Brother Richardson closed his earthly pilgrimage on the 24th of May last, in the 77th year of his age, in full assurance of hope, having been a Methodist about fifty years. "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace." The disease that was commissioned to sever the cords that bound him to the earth, was inflammatory pleurisy, which, after a few days of most acute pain, put a period to his earthly sufferings, but not until he had given the most satisfactory assurance that all was well, exclaiming, just before his departure, "Death has no terrors to me."

            His remains were committed to the dust in the family graveyard, amid the tears and sympathies of his children, and a numerous circle of friends, with whom he had long lived in the bonds of Christian fellowship, there to rest until called forth by Him to whom he had "committed himself in well-doing as unto a faithful Creator," at whose bidding he shall once more appear, all glorious and divine.

G. W. D. Harris
Jackson, June 16, 1854



For the Advocate

            Another patriarch is fallen, Joshua McQueen was born in Baltimore county, Md., Oct. 15, 1746, and died, at his residence in Franklin county, Ky., April 17, 1853, and was, consequently, in the 107th year of his age.

            He was the son of Thomas and Jane McQueen, and the first-born of five children; and as he was the latest survivor of his father’s family, that Scripture was literally fulfilled which says, "The first shall be last, and last first." And as an evidence that he honored his parents, he lived long on the earth.

            Father McQueen enjoyed no educational advantages in his youth; but being endowed with a strong mind and retentive memory, he learned to read the Bible, which became the man of his council. He made his living by hunting, until 1775, when he enlisted in the service of his country for the space of seven years, or during the war. Soon after he joined the army, he was appointed Orderly Sergent, which office he held until the war closed. He was in seven regular battles, among which were Germantown, Monmouth, Brandywine, and the siege of the Black-horse, and also in many skirmishes with the Indians during a tour to the West under Macentosh. 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. Green.

            When the noise of the battle was hushed, and the war-cry was no longer heard in the colonies — when independence was established, and the war-worn veteran was permitted to return to the embrace of his family and friends, brother McQueen returned to his home in Baltimore county, where he soon after joined in marriage to Miss Margaret Baxter. Eleven children were the fruits of their union, the most of which joined the church, and lived pious men and women. Five of them have gone to their reward, and six survive their aged father.

            About the year 1790, father McQueen emigrated to Kentucky, and settled in what is now Madison county. Here again he was called upon to enlist in a warfare, the weapons of which were "not carnal, but spiritual," mighty to the pulling down of the strong holds of Satan. He was deeply convicted of sin, and received into the M. E. Church about the tear 1792 or ’93, by the Rev. John Pacy, one of the early pioneers of Methodism in Kentucky. From that time until death summoned him to his final reward, he lived an exemplary member of the church of Christ.

            Early in the present century, (the time not known,) it pleased God to take from him his companion. She died of consumption, after a protracted illness. Some time in 1810, he married a Miss Jemima Cornelison, daughter of John and Mary Cornelison, of Kentucky, who lived and died in the Baptist faith. His second wife became the mother of one son and four daughters. The daughters have all died in the faith, with their crowns in full view; and the son and mother are on their way to heaven with hopes full of immortality and everlasting life.

            Father McQueen was generally beloved by all who knew him. As a father and husband he was kind and affectionate; as a neighbor, he was peaceable and obliging; as a Christian, he was humble, pious, and devoted, ever letting his "light shine" under whatever circumstances he was placed. He retained his mental and physical powers to a remarkable degree, to the close of life. For many years past, he did little but read his Bible; and seldom was any visitor allowed to leave his house without hearing him read at least one of his favorite chapters. He spoke with great confidence of his religious estate, and a home in heaven.—With the aid of glasses, he could read ordinary print, until the last few years of his life, when he was almost entirely deprived of this privilege. But when he could no longer read, he spent his time, when alone, in prayer and meditation, and when in company, by religious conversation.

            In 1832, he removed to Franklin county, and settled on the Kentucky river, five miles above Frankfort, from which place he again removed in 1842, and settled three miles below Frankfort, where he ended his pilgrimage. His last illness was an injury in the hip and knee, received by a fall; and after lingering for six weeks, he died in great peace. His last words were, "I am ready, waiting, and willing," "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord; yea, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." His funeral was preached on the 24th of July last, by the undersigned, at the Glen’s Creek Republican meetinghouse, from the 15th verse of the 17th Psalm: "As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in thy likeness."

"E’en down to old age, all thy people shall prove,
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne."

W. J. Shively
Franklin county, Ky., Aug. 11, 1853
From the Memphis Christian Advocate


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