By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2003


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January 8, 1847

Reverend GEORGE PICKERING, Methodist preacher, New England Conference, died December 8, 1846, Waltham, Massachusetts; an itinerant preacher for 57 years; born Talbot Co., Md., 1769; possibly oldest "effective" Methodist preacher "in the world."

Reverend H. F. GAREY "has established" an academy; the Henry Institute in New Castle, Henry County, Kentucky.

Reverend ROBERT W. COLE born in east Tennessee, 1818; entered Methodist ministry at the age of 18 years; labored in the Tennessee, Arkansas and Memphis conferences; "located" in 1843 but re-entered the Memphis Conference in 1847, serving in the Fayette Co., Tenn. area; died Oct. 8, 1846.

ADALINE T. POSTON daughter of James R. and Elizabeth Bosley, Davidson Co., Tenn.; born December 24, 1817; married A. H. Poston, August 15, 1837; joined Methodist Church, 1841; died Cadiz, Ky., Nov. 20, 1846; burial in Clarksville, Tenn. in a graveyard set apart by her father-in-law, John H. Poston, for his relatives.

KING PARKER born Hertford Co., N.C., Jan. 12, 1775; moved to Tenn. in 1817; died Sumner Co., Tenn., Nov. 19, 1846; husband and father.

THOMAS G. CARDWELL died Davidson Co., Tenn., Sept. 30, 1846 in the 28th year of his age; a Methodist since the age of 17 years.

NANCY EASTERWOOD daughter of John and Jemima Kirby, born and reared in Halifax Co., Va.; moved with parents to Union District, S.C.; married Simeon Easterwood and moved to Clark Co., Ga.; died Aug. 11, 1846 in the 86th year of her age.

NANCY McKENDREE EASTERWOOD, daughter of Jeremiah and Louisa H. Easterwood, died August 16, 1846 aged 1 year, 1 day [August 15, 1845]; granddaughter of Nancy Kirby Easterwood.

JESSE F. MARTIN son of John and Mary Martin, born Montgomery Co., Tenn. and moved with parents to Haywood Co., Tenn., 1834; joined Methodist Church, 1838; died Nov. 17, 1846 in the 26th year of his age; husband and father (two children).

DRUCILLA BAILEY died in her father's residence in Hardin Co., Ky., Nov. 30, 1846 aged about 14 years old.

ROBERT HILL born Frederick Co., Md., June 1, 1764; moved to Mason Co., Ky., 1797 where he died Nov. 12, 1846; husband and father (two of his sons were local Methodist preachers).

GEORGE W. WILLIAMS son of Lewis and Sarah Williams died at the Pleasant Hill (Ala.) Campground, Oct. 29, 1846 in the 8th year of his age.

Colonel JOHN ORMOND born Mecklenburg Co., N.C., Nov. 8, 1803; moved to Tenn. when young; died Jan. 3, 1847; husband and father (5 children).


January 15, 1847

Tribute of Respect for Major JOSEPH NORVELL who died Jan. 9, 1847, who with his brother, Moses Norvell, established the NASHVILLE WHIG in 1812, which they sold in 1819; subsequently edited this newspaper but relinquished that job after four years; presented by the Journeymen Printers and Nashville Press, January 9, 1847.

WILLIAM HIGGINS, born Alabama, a law student, Transylvania College, Kentucky; died Lexington, Ky., Jan. 1, 1847.

MARY A. HAY daughter of Allen and Mary Johnson, born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Aug. 29, 1807; moved with parents to Tennessee; married Dr. John Hay, Dec. 23, 1828; joined Methodist Church, 1830; died recently; wife and mother (8 children, 5 surviving her).

NANCY W. MORAN died Mason Co., Ky., recently, aged 33 years and 5 months old. Her sister, LETTICE M. MORAN died. Nov. 11, 1846 aged 44 yrs., 11 mos.; both from pulmonary disease.


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JAMES DOTY born Onslow Co., N.C., Feb. 10, 1778; "embraced religion", Maury Co., Tenn., 1810; died Oct. 7, 1846; left widow and several grandchildren.

HENRY FANCY born France, Oct. 15, 1774; came to America when about thirty years old; settled in Georgia where he married in November 1812; moved to Franklin Co., Tenn. where his wife died and he remarried Dec. 31, 1821; died Nov. 20, 1846 in the residence of John Ransom, Rutherford Co., Tenn., on his return from the Methodist Conference in Nashville.

NANCY HUGHES died Jefferson Co., Ky., Jan. 4, 1847 in the 63rd year of her age.

ELIZABETH H. HUBBARD, a young woman, died in Athens, Tenn., recently.

THOMAS BLAIR died Coffee Co., Tenn., Nov. 8, 1846 aged 73 years 7 mos. [1773]

ELIZABETH STARKES wife of Colonel L. R. Starkes, oldest child of Ezekial and Nancy Lindsey, born Sumner Co., Tenn., July 5, 1794; died Nov. 12, 1846; wife and mother (8 children)

LYDIA MOOREHEAD born March 3, 1775; married Joseph Moorehead, Sr., Jan. 3, 1793; died Dec. 24, 1846; a Baptist she was excommunicated in 1838 for having attended a Cumberland Presbyterian camp-meeting and joined the Methodist Church.

ARCHIBALD PEAVY died in residence of his father, Rev. Joshua Peavy, Wilcox Co., Ala., Oct. 27, 1846.

LUCY ANN B. ROBERTS, nee Poindexter, wife of Henry Roberts, died Dec. 10, 1846 aged 24 years.

AMANDA S. LANE wife of D. J. Lane, Fayette Co., Tenn., died Dec. 8, 1846 in the 38th year of her age; wife and mother (4 children).

ELIZABETH J. BAIN wife of Thomas J. Bain, daughter of John and Elizabeth Poague, died Trimble Co., Ky., Dec. 4, 1846 in the 28th year of her age.


January 22, 1847

BENJAMIN S. WALKER died Sept. 18, 1846 aged 8 years. His mother, WINNEY WALKER, died Nov. 2, 1846, Tishomingo Co., Miss.

Honorable URIAH MILLSAPS, native of Tennessee, died Jasper Co., Miss., Dec. 9, 1846.

MARTHA A. HARRIS daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Harris died Madison Co., Tenn., Oct. 20, 1846 in the 17th year of her age.

PHOEBE E. MURRELL wife of Z. H. Murrell died Franklin Co., Tenn., Dec. 5, 1846 in the 40th year of her age; Presbyterian (Cumberland).

THEOPHILUS C. REED son of Rev. S. Reed, Kentucky Conference, died in residence of his uncle, D. Dheals, Winchester, Va., Oct. 3, 1846 aged 10 years.

AMANDA S. LANE daughter of Marcus and Martha T. Roby died Fayette Co., Tenn., Dec. 8, 1846; wife and mother (10 children, 5 surviving her).

Mrs. ELIZABETH BLAGG died in residence of Rev. A. Graham, Jackson Co., Ark., Dec. 9, 1846 aged 80 years.

Mrs. ANN L. JORDAN wife of Samuel Jordan; daughter of Rev. Howell Taylor, died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Oct. 2, 1846 in the 64th year of her age.

JANE SPILLMAN wife of James H. Spillman died Keysburg, Ky., Dec. 3, 1846.

GLADY HANEY wife of James Haney died Sept. 15, 1846 in the 57th year of her age; moved from Lawrence Co., Ala. to Ittawamba Co., Mississippi.

MARY FRANCES WALTON wife of Thomas T. Walton died Greenville, Ky., Nov. 9, 1846 aged 21 years and 10 months old. [Oct. 19, 1825].

SARAH ANN ROBINSON dau Jesse and Arvenia Robinson; died McNairy Co., Tenn., Dec. 5, 1846.

SUSAN FRANCES RANSOM wife of William Ransom; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Dec. 10, 1846 in the 23rd year of her age.


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LUCRETIA A. YOUNG wife of Colonel J. L. Young, Bolivar Co., MO, daughter of A. Williams (dec.), Carter Co., Tenn.; died Nov. 15, 1846.

WILLIAM C. LUCAS, native of Madison Co., Ala., died Union Co., Ark., Nov. 15, 1846 in the 33rd year of his age.

WILLIAM BEASLEY died Oct. 1846, Rutherford Co., Tenn. in the 35th year of his age.

MARY B. ELLIS daughter of Capt. J. Greer, wife of H. L. Ellis, born Tenn., Feb. 24, 1824; died Upshur Co., Texas, Nov. 4, 1846.

NANCY D. SENSABAUGH wife of, Michael Sensabaugh born Franklin Co., N.C., Feb. 22, 1817; died Decatur, Ala., Nov. 25, 1846.

REBECCA HICKMAN wife of U. R. Hickman died Giles Co., Tenn., recently.

MATILDA POWEL wife of John Powel; daughter of John Joyner, Southampton Co., Va.; Haywood Co., Tenn.; born 1797; married 1815; died Oct. 31, 1846; wife and mother (8 children).

ADAM TEAL died Jackson Co., Tenn., Nov. 10, 1846 in the 78th year of his age; a widower for two years; sixteen children.

PETER BARRETT, esq., died Harrison Co., Ky., Dec. 5, 1846 in the 72nd year of his age; moved to Ky.; magistrate and sheriff of Harrison Co. and served in the Kentucky legislature.

Rev. RICHARD R. BRIDGES born York District, S.C., June 20, 1800; oldest child of James and Nancy Bridges; educated in Mt. Vernon Academy in S.C.; when he was 16 years old his father died and he moved with his mother to Lawrence Co., Miss.; entered Methodist ministry; died "about" December 1, 1846.


January 29, 1847

FRANKLIN C. HEARD, Mobile, Ala., died Dec. 13, 1846; "esteemed gentleman."

"Brother" BRICHWEDEL, German missionary of Carrollton, Missouri, died of consumption, Jan. 1, 1847; born in Germany and came to U. S. when about 6 years old; entered Methodist ministry; a married man.

EMILY A. DRUMMOND died in residence of Reuben Reid, Sumpter Co., Ala., Dec. 29, 1846 aged 18 years, 5 months and 1 day old [July 28, 1828].

ELIZABETH COOPER oldest daughter of Win and Elizabeth Johnson, born Hinds Co., Miss., Nov. 23, 1829; married Kenneth Cooper, Aug. 19, 1846; died Dec. 22, 1846.

MINERVA DUNN daughter of George and Sarah Hays, Cape Girardeau, MO; wife of William Dunn; died in Shelby Co., Tenn., Dec. 5, 1846; wife and mother.

EMILY E. HARRIS daughter of Henry H. and Lucinda Harris, died Dec. 30, 1846 aged 11 months, 26 days [January 4, 1846]. Giles Co., Tenn.

JESSE BARNES died Benton Co., Tenn., Dec. 6, 1846.

LAYTON YANCY TEAGUE son of Abner and Martha C. Teague born Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 15, 1834; died Nov. 25, 1846, Jackson, Tenn.; "embraced" religion at Salem [Methodist Church and campground, Madison Co., Tennessee] last July.


February 5, 1847

Mrs. FELIX GRUNDY, widow, died Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 28, 1847.

CHARLOTTE GRIZZARD wife of James Grizzard died of a stroke, Jan. 30, 1847 in the 52nd year of her age; wife and mother.

AIME GUILLET, old resident of New Orleans, a former soldier under command of N. Bonaparte, died of "false pleurisy" "last week."


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ELIZABETH P. RICHARDSON daughter of John and Mary Hopkins; born Goochland Co., Va.; married Samuel Richardson and moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. in 1808; then to Gibson Co., Tenn. where she died Nov. 4, 1846 in the 61st year of her age. Joined Methodist Church in 1812.

NANCY JOHNSON wife of Colonel William Johnson, formerly of Rhea Co., Tenn., died near Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 25, 1847 in the 79th year of her age.

ELIZABETH COOPER born Sept. 16, 1747 or '48; brought up in the Church of England; married before the Revolutionary War; died Oct. 7, 1846 in Hickory Co., MO to which she had moved with her grandchildren from Simpson Co., Ky. about six years ago.

NATHAN SKINNER born Chowan Co., N.C., Jan. 29, 1779; married Nancy Pratt, 1803 and moved to Davidson Co., Tenn., in 1804; thence to Stewart Co., Tenn. where he died Oct. 28, 1846 of congestive fever; joined Methodist Church in 1836.

WILLIAM SEYMOUR, native of Monaghan Co., Ireland; took allegiance to U. S., Nov. 9, 1808; died Sumpter Co., Ala., Nov. 6, 1846 in the 87th year of his age. A Methodist before coming to America; had at least one son.

MARY JANE HUNTER daughter of Capt. William Bradford; wife of Silas Mercer Hunter, formerly of Sumner Co., Tenn.; died near Lexington, Miss., Nov. 29, 1846 in the 27th year of her age.

JAMES H. M. BARRINGTON, native of Rutherford co., Tenn., moved to Haywood Co., Tenn., then to Washington Co., Ark.; died [December] 1846 in 29th year of his age.

MILFORD W. FERGUSON born Jan. 17, 1819; died Nov. 6, 1846.

JUDITH C. MERRIWETHER wife of Joseph Merriwether, both natives of Virginia; died Bradley Co., Ark., Nov. 10, 1846 in 36th year of her age; wife and mother.

ANNA SCHROEDER wife of Charles H. Schroeder, St. Louis, MO; daughter of Dr. H. Y. Carter, Philadelphia; died [Dec.] 1846 aged 46 years.

Tribute of Respect for FRANCIS DABNEY who died in Clarksville, Tenn., Jan. 1, 1847; by his fellow member of the Dialectal Society, LaGrange College, Ala., dated Jan. 6, 1847.

RICHARD C. KEARBY son of H. M. and Susan Kearby, Fulton Co., Ky.; died recently, aged 10 years.


February 12, 1847

ELIZA FLY wife of Rev. A. T. M. Fly, presiding elder, Sharon District, born Chatham Co., N.C., Nov. 28, 1813; daughter of Willis Jones; moved with family to Maury Co., Tenn., fall of 1819; married March 24, 1831; experienced the hardships of being a preacher's wife; had one child, an infant. Died Sharon, Madison Co., Miss., Dec. 15, 1846.

LOUISIANA T. MILLER wife of Moses T. Miller; daughter of John S. and Mary Ferguson; born Nov. 26, 1817; died Calloway Co., MO, Jan. 5, 1847.

CHARLES LUCIAN TURNER son of Daniel B. Turner, formerly of Huntsville, Ala., died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 6, 1847 in the 18th year of his age.

MARY ANN GIFFIN wf. of Wade Giffin; died Sevier Co., Ark., Nov. 7, 1846 aged 23 years; daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Westbrook, formerly of Pike Co., Ark.

SUSAN AGNES FULLER daughter of Capt. James Fuller; died from household accident, Jan. 25, 1847.


February 19, 1847

LAVINIA R. TERRASS wife of John W. Terrass; daughter of John T. Hill; died Nashville, Tenn. Feb, 15, 1847 in the 18th year of her age; wife and mother (infant child).

MARY ANN ELIZA McGEHEE, Panola Co., Miss., born Fayetteville, N.C., June 15, 1847; the only child of Joseph Travis; died Jan. 28, 1847.


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JANE EVALINE PHILLIPS daughter of Benjamin Fisher; born Lunenburg Co., Va., Nov. 19, 1808; married Dr. D. P. Phillips, March 8, 1828; joined Methodist. Church, 1832; seven children; died Jan. 15, 1847. [Grenada, Miss.]

ANN R. HOLLOWELL wife of Miles Hollowell; born Martin Co., N.C., Dec. 25, 1773; joined Methodist Church, 1811; died Trigg Co., Ky., Oct. 7, 1846.

SARAH E. GEORGE wife of James George; died Monroe Co., Miss., Dec. 8, 1846 aged 21 years; wife and mother (3 children).

MARGARET A. McDANIEL daughter of John and Mary A. Brittenham; born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Nov. 27, 1826 but reared mostly in Gibson Co., Tenn., from which her parents moved to Osage Co., MO in the spring of 1842; married Preston McDaniel, Feb. 29, 1844. Died Oct. 27, 1846; left a son [unnamed] who was born November 14, 1846. Osage County, Missouri.

THOMAS F. BARNETT born Dec. 23, 1800; married Sarah S. Cox. Warren Co., Ky. when 23 years old; died. Dec. 11, 1846; not member of any church; surviving was his widow.

MARY BURGESS wife of Rev. William Burgess; born east Tenn. (county not known), March 10, 1771; married in 1804; moved to Ray Co., MO in 1839 where she died Oct. 31, 1846; seven children.

Colonel ROBERT PAINE, Tipton Co., Tenn., born May 17, 1785; died Jan. 13, 1847. His son, ROBERT PAINE, JR.; died Jan. 16, 1847 in the 16th year of his age.

ANNA RANDLE wife of Henry Randle died Stewart Co., Tenn., Oct. 21, 1846.

WILLIAM R. ALEXANDER born Union District, S.C., Dec. 10, 1821; died Weakley Co., Tenn., Nov. 22, 1846; moved with parents to Bedford Co., Tenn., 1830; then to Weakley County; joined Methodist Church, May 10, 1840; married Emaline J. Newman, Jan. 22, 1842; died Sept. 10, 1846.

THOMAS C. YANCY died in residence of Abner Teague, Jackson, Tenn., Jan. 21, 1847; a resident of Calloway Co, MO where his wife and two children lived; he died of pneumonia while on a business trip.

RHODA RICHARDSON wife of Benjamin Richardson died Jackson Co., Tenn., December 1846.


February 26, 1847

JULIA WHITESIDES died Charitan Co., MO, January 1, 1847 aged 25 years.

WILLIAM DILLON, aged 84 years, died in residence of his son-in-law, Hugh R. Bradley, near Dixon's Springs, Tenn., Jan. 16, 1847; became a Christian in Caroline Co., Va. and joined the Baptist Church; survived by widow and their progeny.

CALEB BRASSFIELD born Granville Co., N.C., March 10, 1799; died Weakley Co., Tenn., Dec. 19, 1846; active Methodist layman.

DIANA SPEARS daughter of William and Sarah Keys of the Cherokee Nation, died Dec. 5, 1846 aged about 28 years; her father died about 7 years ago; her firstborn son died about 2 years ago; in January 1846 her sisters, Mary and Angeline, also died.

MARTHA GUNTER daughter of Rev. Edward Gunter (who died April 17, 1842), died in the residence of her brother-in-law, Judge Riley Keys, Cherokee Nation, Nov. 17, 1846 aged 11 years and 6 months old.

MARTHA COLLIER wife of S. M. Collier; daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Sugg; died Carroll Co., Ark., Oct. 30, 1846 aged 17 years, 8 months, 22 days [February 8, 1829].

ANN ELIZA BIBB wife of James Bibb; daughter of Thomas and Martha Anderson; born Chesterfield Co., Va., Nov. 18, 1811; died December 1846.

SOPHIA J. WRIGHT wife of Rev. D. W. Wright; died Navarro Co., Texas, Nov. 12, 1846; professed religion in Giles Co., Tenn. in the 14th year of her age; wife and mother (3 children).

ELIZABETH J. CHANDLER wife of John W. Chandler; died December 29, 1846; one child.


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URETHA ANN MOTT, Holly Springs, Mississippi, died January 25, 1847


March 5, 1847

THOMAS BURGESS son of Ira E. Burgess, Athens, Miss., died New Orleans, La., Jan. 23, 1847; a volunteer soldier from Monroe Co., Miss. under command of Capt. J. M. Aiker, on the way to war in Mexico.

BENJAMIN G. DURANT died of scarlet fever, Jan. 27, 1847 aged 11 years. [Lauderdale Co., Tenn.]

JOHN BUCHANAN born 1801; joined Methodist Church, Sept. 1827; moved from east Tenn. to Ark. in 1830 where he died, Washington County, January 9, 1847.

REBECCA EVANS wife of George M. Evans, born Rockingham Co., N.C., May 5, 1813; married Mar. 13, 1833; moved to Benton Co., Tenn., 1845 and died Jan. 31, 1847; wife and mother (4 children)

WILLIAM LYON died December 12, 1846 in 50th year of his age. Methodist. [Henry Co., Tenn.] [Captain William Lyon, born in Maryland, Nov. 1791, moved from Granville Co., N.C. to Henry Co., Tenn., 1824; militia captain, 1827-1832, and farmer; member of Walnut Fork Methodist Church; his widow, Martha Turner Lyon, died in 1847. See, LYON MEMORIAL IV., edited by Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1976, pages 38-44. ]

ELIZA JANE SEWEL died in December 1846; joined Methodist Church at campmeeting, Henry Co., Tenn.

JOHN C. BENNATT son of William T. and Kitty C. Bennatt, born Feb. 22, 1823; married Nancy Holladay, 1843; died Nov. 5, 1846; husband and father (1 child).

MARTHA CAMPBELL daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Hardaway, wife of James N. Campbell; born Nottoway Co., Va., Jan. 27, 1818; died Coffee Co., Tenn., Dec. 11, 1846; wife and mother (5 children). Her last words were, "Thank God I am not afraid to die." Married July 18, 1838

JACOB GROVE born Lancaster Co., Pa., April 30, 1803; moved to Kentucky, 1813; to Montgomery Co., Tenn., 1815; in 1834 to Hardeman Co., Tenn.; joined Methodist Church, 1836; died Jan. 12, 1847 having suffered from "liver complaint" for twenty years.

AGNESS CLARDY daughter of John and Mary Booth; born Amelia Co., Va., Nov. 17, 1755; married Benjamin Clardy, June 25, 1771; joined Methodist Church summer of 1776; moved to Bedford Co., Va., then to Laurens District, S.C., then to Pendleton District, S.C., and in 1816 to Franklin Co., Tenn. where her husband died in 1823. She died Jan. 17, 1847; her children and "connection are numerous."

The mother of B. A. HAYES, Trenton, Tenn., died February 2, 1847.


March 12, 1847

SUSAN B. POOR wife of William Poor; died Logan Co., Ky., Dec. 26, 1846 in the 45th year of her age and 28th year as a Methodist.

SUSAN D. BARNHILL daughter of James and Susan Hart, born July 28, 1830; married John B, Barnhill, Sept. 24, 1846; died Henderson Co., Tenn., Dec, 25, 1846; no children.

WILLIAM C. BROWDER born in Va., 1800; joined Methodist Church, 1818; died Logan Co., Ky., Feb. 9, 1847.

Rev. JOHN GLANVILLE, native of England, St. Louis Conference, died Feb. 4, 1847; Methodist preacher; husband and father (10 children).

DAVID ROBERTSON born Prince Edward Co., Va., June 27, 1767; joined Methodist Church, 1838; died Jan. 22, 1847; had moved to Camden Co., MO, 1839. "His prospects were not as brilliant as could have been wished but he died in peace and in hope of heaven."

SARAH ROBERTSON born Sumner Co., Tenn., May 21, 1803; married Rev. John Robertson, July 4, 1833; died Jan. 30, 1847; wife and mother (3 children); moved to MO in 1839.


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Colonel H. S. HOLT, native of Surry Co., Va.; married Abagail A. Simpson daughter of William and Sarah Simpson; died January 8, 1847.

WASHINGTON J. SIMPSON born Giles Co., Tenn., March 29, 1816; died Jan. 21, 1847. Green Co., Ark.


March 19, 1847

Reported in the NORTH CAROLINA NEWBERNIAN that MORTIMER BRIGHT, esq., married Rebecca Simpson, Pensacola, Florida, in the morning of Nov. 11, 1846 and he died early that evening, aged 42 years and 5 months [June 1804].

Rev. G. KELLY, Kentucky Conference, died March 6, 1847; husband and father (4 children).

Colonel BENJAMIN SHERROD born Halifax Co., N.C.; educated at William and Mary College; had lived in Georgia but the last 20 years had lived near Courtland, Alabama; died Feb. 24, 1847 in the 71st year of his age. During the War of 1812 he was a supply contractor for the U. S. Army.

PARTHENA H. TARVER wife of Nelson Tarver; daughter of Abram and Margaret Mason; born Williamson Co., Tenn., July 22, 1801; married Dec. 20, 1847; moved to west Tenn., 1829, then to Chickasaw Co., Miss. where he she died. December 20, 1846.

Mrs. SARAH RILEY died Jan. 30, 1847 in her 61st year [Richmond, Ky. ?]

WINCHESTER H. DOOLITTLE, Frederick Co., Ohio, died Moorefield, Ky., recently, aged 23 years and 10 months old.

NANCY MANOR died in residence of brother-in-law, Jeptha Minter, Rutherford Co., Tenn., Dec. 20, 1846 in the 44th year of her age.

ELIJAH BRAZIER born N.C. about 1773; moved to Tenn., 1819, settling eventually in Lincoln Co., Tenn. where he died Dec. 15, 1846.

HENRIETTA NEELY wife of Rev. P. P. Neely, Tennessee Conference, died Columbia, Tenn., Mar. 6, 1847.

J. V. J. GOODWIN died near Nashville, Tenn., March 5, 1847 in the 25th year of his age.

ANN WILLIAMS dau of John and Bathsheba Currin; wife of T. Williams; born Davidson Co., Tenn., August 27, 1797; married May 21, 1817; joined Methodist Church, 1820; died in middle Tenn., March 3, 1847.

Rev. EZEKIAL COOPER, Philadelphia Conference, born Caroline Co., Maryland, Feb. 22, 1763; died March 15, 1847; entered Methodist ministry in 1784.


March 26, 1847

HENRIETTA PARK NEELY born Williamson Co., Tenn., July 10, 1823; married Rev. P. P. Neely, Tennessee Conference, Oct. 20, 1840; died March 6, 1847.

MARIAH DYSON daughter of John and Ann Gatewood; wife of David D. Dyson; born Franklin Co., Ga., April 4, 1799; died March 1, 1847; migrated with parents to Ky. in 1811.

SARAH ANN RAWLINGS wife of Ephraim J. Rawlings, formerly of Brunswick Co., Va., died Fayette Co., Tenn., Feb. 15, 1847 in the 32nd year of her age, in the residence, Woodlawn, of her mother, Mrs. Martha Winfield; wife and mother (1 child).

JANE McCLARTY oldest child of Joseph and Margaret Allen; born Jan. 1, 1804; married Joseph McClarty, Mar. 22, 1821; died Feb. 4, 1847. Hardinsburg, Kentucky.

SARAH FOUST daughter of Jesse and Nancy Bynum, born Pendleton Dist., S.C., Oct. 3, 1810; moved with family to Blount Co., Ala.; married Rev. William S. Foust, April 3, 1828; died Blount Co., Ala., Feb. 22, 1847.

TALITHA ASHWORTH dau. Martin and Loadica Cagle; born Nov. 21, 1814; died Feb. 1, 1847; native of Moore Co., N.C.


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PLEASANT NELSON WALKER son of Joseph A. and Adeline A. E. Walker, died in residence of Pleasant Nelson, esq., Columbia, Tenn., Feb. 13, 1847 aged 14 months.

DAVIS EVANS died 7 miles NE of Jackson, Miss., of cancer, Jan. 2, 1847 aged 75 years.


April 2, 1847

SARAH HUNT widow of Sion Hunt; born Franklin Co., N.C.; moved to Sumner Co., Tenn., 1804; moved to Ky. in 1829 or '30; died Christian Co., Ky., Jan. 28, 1847 in the 71st year of her age.

OSCAR GRISSOM son of John Grissom, died Adair Co., Ky., March 2, 1847 in the 27th year of his age; lung disease; deaf, and dumb; educated in Danville, Ky.

WILLIS LEE died China Grove [Miss.], recently, in 60th year of his age; husband and father (8 children).

SOPHIA BUSBY died Richmond, Ky., March 5, 1847 in the 38th year of her age.

MARGARET B. RULE wife of Harrison B. Rule, born Jan. 16, 1814; died Jan. 3, 1847. [Johnson Co., Ky. ?]

SARAH CONRAD widow of Peter Conrad, native of N.C.; died Cape Girardeau, MO, in residence of son-in-law, J. B. Millers, Jan. 14, 1847 aged about 66 years.

MARTHA A. HARRIS daughter of David and Elizabeth Harris; died Madison Co., Tenn., Oct. 20, 1846 aged 16 years, 11 months, 20 days [November 1830]; converted at Clover Creek Chapel a few months before she died; since her death her parents had "lost" two other daughters and a little son.

"Sister" KERNACHAN born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Nov. 3, 1791; died March 1, 1847; moved to Tenn. in 1818; married Abram Kernachan (died March 12, 1833), 1820, and settled in Lauderdale Co., Ala. the same year; four daughters and one son. She married, as a widow, to Robert Kernachan, May 1834.

Rev. T. C. TINDER son of Ephraim and Martha B. Tinder, born June 2, 1820 (in Va. or Tenn.); reared in Hardin Co., Tenn.; his mother died and he was reared by an uncle and aunt, the Lobells; began his Methodist ministry in 1841; labored in the Memphis and Ark. conferences; married in 1844; died in La., Feb. 17, 1847.

Mrs. MARY ANN HILL, Montgomery Co., Tenn., died of consumption, Mar. 15, 1847 aged 24 years.


April 9, 1847

Miss HARRIET E. HURT died Nashville, Tenn., March 31, 1847 in the 23rd year of her age.

JAMES TAYLOR born N.C.; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 25, 1847 aged 70 years and 17 days [January 8, 1777]; "plain, old-fashioned Methodist." Migrated to Tenn. in 1820.

ELIZA ANDERSON wife of Solomon Anderson, born Washington Co., Ala., June 1818; died there, Feb. 24, 1847; wife and mother (6 children).

JOHN W. HARRIS born Guilford Co., N.C., Oct. 21, 1793; moved to Madison Co., Tenn., 1836; married Nancy Moore, Dec. 17, 1816; died Dec. 31, 1846.

Rev. ALEXANDER M. WILLIAMS, Obion Co., Tenn.; died Gibson Co., Tenn., Jan. 12, 1847 in the 53rd year of his age, in residence of his father-in-law, Thomas Jones; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1823; ordained deacon, 1828; ordained elder, 1836; wife survived him.


April 16, 1847

ISABELLA K. SMITH daughter of Rev. John Smith, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, died Nashville, Tenn., April 9, 1847 in the 14th year of her age.

MARY MATHEWS wife of Samuel Mathews died Mar. 17, 1847 in 47th year of her age; wife and mother (9 children).


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MARTHA K. RAMEY, formerly of Maury Co., Tenn., died of typhus, in residence of her brother-in- law, Thomas D. Cheairs, near Lamon, Miss., March 7, 1847 "near" 21 years of age. T. D. Cheairs' father, NATHANIEL CHEAIRS, died last fall, aged 80 years. His own daughter, SARAH, aged about two years, died recently.

HANNAH PEEBLES wife of Rev. Howell Peebles, died Mar. 19, 1847 in the 76th year of her age; wife, mother, stepmother.

WILLIAM ROBERTSON son of W. P. and Fanny Robertson, Jackson Co., Ala., died in residence of his grandfather, Colonel R. Callaway, Franklin Co., Miss., Mar. 26, 1847 in the 21st year of his age.

M. SPENCE born Ireland, May 5, 1798; came with parents to Baltimore, Maryland, 1810; moved to Ohio and on his own to Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1816; died there, Feb. 24, 1847; left "a very large family." [Given name thought to have been Michael.]

JOHN FUNK born Washington Co., Ky., July 14, 1795; married H. Bosley, 1826; died Marion Co., Ky., Dec. 20, 1846.

WILLIAM L. HENDERSON died Williamson Co., Tenn., Mar. 8, 1847 in the 30th year of his age; husband and father (2 children).

RICHARD E. HAY died Eldorado, Union Co., Ark., Mar. 2, 1847; a native of Va.; a single man.

JOHN M. DITZLER son of George Y. and Mary J. Ditzler, died Oldham Co., Ky., Dec. 13, 1846 aged 25 years, 9 months, 11 days [March 2, 1821].

LEILA HAMILTON daughter of Dr. O. and S. M. Hamilton, died Clinton, Miss., Mar. 3, 1847 aged 18 months and 13 days.


April 23, 1847

INFORMATION WANTED. BUSHROD W. MUSGROVE left his parental home in Jasper, Walker Co., Ala. 7 years ago. Anyone knowing his whereabouts write to E. G. Musgrove in Jasper.

JAMES WILLIAM MORGAN, a native of Va. and resident of Lynchburg, Va., died on a passenger car of the Macon and Atlanta Railroad, Georgia, Mar. 31, 1847 in the 44th year of his age. Brother of W. H. Morgan of Nashville; husband and father (3 children).

JOHN COBBS born Halifax Co., Va., April 16, 1795; married Elizabeth Haskins, Mecklenburg Co., Va., Feb. 25, 1816; moved to Henry Co., Tenn., 1833; the next year to Fayette Co., Tenn., where he died March 28, 1847; joined Methodist Church, 1837.

MARTHA T. BROVARD born Feb. 21, 1809; died Jan. 3, 1847. Miss.

WILLIAM E. HEWLETT died near Nashville, Tenn., April 18, 1847; family man.

JOSEPH NEELY, Crittenden Co., Ark., died January 13, 1847.

TENNESSEE JANE COPELAND daughter of Col. F. M. and Elizabeth V. Copeland, died April 16, 1847 aged 2 years, 4 months old. Izard County, Arkansas.

JAMES ALLISON RUTLEDGE drowned when a boat he was in, overturned, Mar. 12, 1847 in the 23rd year of his age, in Jefferson Co., Ark.; his body had been retrieved Mar. 28 and buried March 29th.

ELIZABETH L. ACREE wife of Nathaniel B. Acree; daughter of Berry and Sarah Hamilton; born, Aug. 21, 18l9; died Mar. 12, 1847; wife and mother (3 children).

MARY NORTH DOBSON wife of Joseph C. Dobson; daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Tweedy; born Campbell Co., Va., April 17, 1807; moved with parents to Tenn., 1809; then to Miss. where her father died; moved with mother to Rutherford Co., Tenn. where she married. Died March 17, 1847.


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MARTHA PATTON DODSON daughter of Abram and Martha Walker; born Williamson Co., Tenn., August 12, 1806; wife of William H. Dodson; moved to west Tenn. in 1831. Died Fayette Co., Tenn., Feb. 2, 1847; consumption.

THEOPHILUS K. MILES died near Murfreesboro, Tenn., in residence of his father, Patterson Miles, Jan. 22, 1847 in the 21st year of his age; an "afflicted; dutiful son."

ELIZABETH TUCKER wife of Zachariah Tucker, died Campbell Co., Ky., Mar. 22, 1847; born Prince George Co., Maryland, Jan. l9, 1777; moved with her husband to Barbour Co., Ky., 1810; to Campbell Co., 1816; wife and mother.

Colonel JOHN K. WYNNE died Wilson Co., Tenn., Jan. 7, 1847; officer in Creek War and served in Tennessee legislature; settler in Wilson County. [JOHN KNIBB WYNNE, born Jan. 16, 1765; married Lucy Mabry, Sept. 29, 1789; 9 children; colonel, Tenn. militia, War of 1812; served in the Tennessee House of Representatives, 1803-1805. Died Wilson Co., Tenn., Jan. 7, 1847.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, edited by Richard M. McBride, Nashville, volume 1, 1975, pages 824-825]

MARY A. REID daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth Brooks, Baptists; died Spencer Co., Ky., Feb. 22, 1847; wife of John M. Reid; wife and mother ( 2 children). Died March 2, 1847.

ADELINE N. COUTES daughter of John H. and Nancy L. Poston; born Clarksville, Tenn., Nov. 14, 1823; died there, Jan. 23, 1847; wife of John F. Coutes.

ANN EPPS MAHON PEARSON daughter of Rev. William Pearson (dec.) died Mar. 30, 1847 aged 8 months, ostensibly near Mt. Pleasant, Miss. [Repeated in May 7, 1847 issue]


April 30, 1847

TABITHA BAKER died Dunklin Co., MO, Feb. 16, 1847 aged about 22 years; had suffered excruciating pain in her final illness.

THOMAS BRYARS died Hickman Co., Ky., Mar. 29, 1847 aged about 45 years, shortly after a tree had fallen on him, inflicting cranial injuries; husband and father.

Rev. JOHN PRITCHETT born Dinwiddie Co., Va., about 1763; for fifty years a local Methodist preacher. Died in Henry County, Tennessee, March 18, 1847.

WILLIAM STRINGFELLOW died Davidson Co., Tenn., Jan. 12, 1847 in the 55th year of his age; husband and father.

BENNET A. WOOD died Jackson, Tenn., April 10, 1847 aged 24 years, 6 months and 9 days old [October 1, 1822]; husband and father (2 sons).

Rev. SAMUEL W. McCONNELL, Methodist preacher, St. Louis Conference, died March 7, 1847 in the 26th year of his age; "of slender constitution and the manner of his voice hard."


May 7, 1847

ALICE E. WEBB daughter of Isaac B. and Mary H. Webb, died Dallas Co., Texas, Jan. 29, 1847 aged 7 years, 6 months and 19 days [January 10, 1839].

Rev. J. GREENE, Methodist preacher, St. Louis Conference, died April 18, 1847. [The May 14, 1847 issue noted that Rev. JESSE GREENE, presiding elder, Lexington District, St. Louis Conference, died April 18, 1847.]

EMILY T. MILLER daughter of Henry and Karen H. [probably Karenhappuck] Miller; born Henry Co., Tenn., Nov. 13, 1826; died Marshall Co., Miss., March 28, 1847.

HENRY SHIVELEY died Jefferson Co., Ky., March 25, 1847 in the 56th year of his age.

JOSEPH T. ALLEN died Sevier Co., Ark., Jan. 10, 1847 aged 38 years; husband and father.


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ELIZABETH J. COOPER wife of Bedford Cooper; daughter of William A. and Ann D. Tinnin; born Sumner Co., Tenn.; married August 30, 1836; died Marshall Co., Ky., April 4, 1847; joined Methodist Church, Dec. 8, 1846.

CHRISTIAN SHIVELEY died Mar. 24, 1847 in the 27th year of his age. "I shall die first but I wish to buried in the same grave with my father. " [Obituary implies that he was the son of Henry Shiveley who died March 25, 1847]

DELIA VAUGHAN wife of H. B. Vaughan, Gallatin, Tenn.; born Sumner Co., Tenn., Mar. 12, 1804; joined Methodist Church, Oct. 9, 1828; died March 21, 1847.

WILLIAM B. PORTER born Dec. 15, 1818; died. Pendleton Co., Miss., Jan. 15, 1847; husband and father (3 children).

WILLIAM C. CUMPTON died Jan. 7, 1847 aged 48 years; 7 children. [Sevier Co., Ark. ?]

TOM, a black slave of R. Abbey, Yazoo Co.; Miss., a common fieldhand, died April 7, 1847 aged about 30 years old. Religious.


May 14, 1847

SARAH LOGSTON, native of Franklin Co., Va., moved to Tenn., 1803; died Overton Co., Tenn., March 21, 1847 in the 50th year of her age; a member of the Reformed Church, she joined the Methodist Church in 1846.

MALINDA CAROLINE NORMAN daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Norman, died Mar. 30, 1847 aged 7 years, 2 days [March 28, 1840]; her mother died Oct. 16, 1846.

W. H. C. WHEELER, native of Prince Edward Co., Va., died Mar. 26, 1847. His daughter, MARY JANE, born January 4, 1830; died March 4, 1847. Both in Marshall Co., Mississippi.

Rev. GILBY KELLEY born Jan. 18, 1812; joined Methodist Church, June 15, 1827; entered the Methodist ministry in October 1832; married Eleanor C. Goddards, Sept. 15, 1835; died March 6, 1847; "... he seemed only to forget to breathe." Four children. Covington, Kentucky.

JOHN C. KING son of William F. King (dec.) died Feb. 2, 1847 aged 28 years, 2 months, 17 days [November 15, 1818]. Breckenridge, Co., Kentucky.

MARY SIMMONS wife of Thomas Simmons, Haywood Co., Tenn., born January 1780; moved to Nashville, Tenn., 1798; died March 18, 1847.

STANFORD COOK, Overton Co., Tenn., died Feb. 25, 1847 in the 31st year of his age; husband, and father.

JAMES FERGUSON died in residence of his son, F. G. Ferguson, Macon, Miss., April 18, 1847 aged 65 years; native of Chester District, S.C.; had lived in Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas.


May 21, 1847

Prince CHARLES NAPOLEON ACHILLE MURAT son of Joachim and Caroline Bonaparte Murat, monarchs of Naples, Italy, died Jefferson Co., Florida, May 15, 1847.

WILLIAM ROBERTSON son of William P. and Fanny Robertson, born August 21, 1826; died in residence of his grandfather, Colonel Richard Callaway, Franklin Co., Tenn., March 26, 1847; pneumonia.

JOHN AGEN, native of Tennessee, moved to Illinois with his parents; then he moved to MO where he died, Boon County, March 28, 1847 in the 36th year of his age; husband and father (4 children).

JOHN GLASS, Pontotoc Co., Miss., died on a trip to Mobile, Ala., Feb. 19, 1847 in the 57th year of his age; husband and father.

Rev. NATHANIEL HALLEY born Prince George Co., Md.; died Pike Co., Ala., Feb. 15, 1847 in the 72nd year of his age. Methodist preacher.


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In a report dated April 19, 1847, from Plan de Rio, Mexico, General Winfield Scott noted to the Washington authorities that in battle the day before, F. P. NELSON and 2 Lt. C. G. GILL, 2 Tennessee Infantry, were killed and Lt. [THOMAS] EWELL had been severely wounded [and later died from his wounds.]



S. W. Lauderdale, killed.
Major Farquharson, severely wounded.
Ad't. Heiman, very slightly wounded
J. W. Garrett, wounded.

W. McCrory, wounded.

I. G. Stearns, wounded.



COMPANY A. Capt. McCowan.
Lieut. Col. Cummings wounded.
Adj't Hale, wounded.
Samuel Floid, killed.
Serg't Andrew Curson, wounded
Aaron Dockery, wounded
Henry Mousery, wounded
Peter Wheeler, wounded
L. G. Williams, wounded
Aaron Caps, wounded

Thomas Griffin, killed.
E. Price, killed
F. Miller, killed
Robt. Carman, killed.
Oliver Striplin, killed
John Boros, wounded.
Jas. Whittington, wounded.
Alonzo White, wounded
Geo. A. Smith, wounded
Berry Fussell, wounded
J. Burns, wounded

G. W. Kenney, killed.
W. England, killed.
Lieut. T. R. Bradley, wounded.
E. H. McAdoo, slightly wounded.
Wm. Bennett, wounded.
Lewis Jones, wounded.
Samuel Davis, wounded.
J. N. Graham, wounded.

Lieut. __ Nelson killed.
F. Stanback, killed.
T. Goodwin, killed.
Chs. Sampson, killed.
J. Prescott, wounded.
Charles Ross, wounded
Benj. O. Bannan, wounded.

Lieut. C. C. Gill, killed.
Serg't H. L. Bynam, killed.
H. L. Bohanan, killed.
J. G. Gunter, killed.
Burton Blunkett, wounded.
John P. Isler, wounded.
A. Gregory, wounded.
John Gregory, wounded
E. Y. Robertson, wounded.

W. F. Brown, killed.
Lieut. Wm. Yearwood, mortally wounded.
James Forrest, wounded.
James Wood, wounded
J. Darnan, wounded

There was a company of Kentuckians attached to this Regiment who lost 3 killed and 8 wounded; making the total loss 19 killed and 45 wounded total 64.


Rev. ISAAC CONGER born Rowan Co., N.C., Nov. 8, 1779; moved to Lincoln Co., Tenn., 1799; joined Methodist Church, 1804; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1810; ordained deacon, 1814; ordained elder, 1821; local preacher;. he "left" $500 to the American Bible Society. Died March 30, 1847.

Miss ELIZABETH M. ADAMS born and reared in Bedford Co., Tenn.; died in. that county, April 1, 1847 in the 26th year of her age.

WILLIAM M. S. OVERALL son of Rev. A. Overall, Tennessee Conference, born May 15, 1837; died April 8, 1847. Rutherford Co., Tenn.

HARRIET S. POSEY wife of Albert Posey, died Dec. 14, 1846; wife and mother.

STEPHEN McPHERSON, Ralls Co., MO, born Loudon Co., Va., Jan. 3, 1789 and moved to MO in 1835. Died March 30, 1847. His son-in-law, JAMES SMITH, died September 6, 1846 (6 children); a daughter, EMILY JANE McMURTRY, died March 9, 1847 (4 children).

FRANCIS ASBURY POWELL son of Rev. Henry Powell born Chatham Co., N.C., Oct. 11, 1824; died in his father's residence, Greene Co., Ark., February 25, 1847.

JAMES TILEY, Madison Co., Ky., died March 7, 1847 in the 50th year of his age.

MATILDA DAVIS wife of D. H. Davis, Jackson, MO, died Mar. 24, 1847; wife and mother (6 children)


May 28, 1847

ELENOR WADSWORTH died at LaGrange College, Ala., of which her father was president, May 14, 1847 aged 6 mos., 14 days [November 1846].


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MARY G. CAIN died April 24, 1847; wife and mother (5 or 6 children)

NATHAN GRAY died March 1847, evidently in Morgan Co., Alabama.

NANCY E. PAYNE daughter of Newel and Elizabeth Crain; married Thomas Payne, Dec. 13, 1840; died Mar. 18, 1847 aged 26 years; wife and mother (2 sons).

KEZIAH SMITH wife of George D. Smith; died Somerville, Tenn., April 7, 1847; born Rowan Co., N.C., Oct. 23, 1807; wife. and mother (8 children).

ELIZABETH MARY BOSTON daughter of Thomas W. and Amelia Boston, died April 15, 1847 aged 11 years, 5 months and 14 days old [Nov. 1, 1835]. [Barren Co., Ky. ?]

ELIZABETH GRIFFIN McEWIN daughter of John and Elizabeth Felder, formerly of Barnwell District, S.C., who moved to Pike Co., Miss.; died Mar. 31, 1847 aged 29 years, 1 month and 29 days [February 2, 1818]; wife and mother (2 children).

ELEANOR ROBERTSON daughter of John and Elizabeth Moorhead, born Pa., Jan. 9, 1765; shortly after her birth her parents moved to S.C. where she married Abner Robertson, Jan. 3, 1787; they moved to Warren Co., Ky.; later to Limestone Co., Ala. where she died March 6, 1847; (several children, including W. H. Robertson).

ANNA W. MAXWELL daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth Hammack, died Jan. 30, 1847 in the 33rd year of her age; married James W. Maxwell at age of 22 years; wife and mother.


June 4, 1847

RUFFIN COLEMAN son of Judge Daniel Coleman, died in Miss., April 4, 1847 in the 15th year of his age.

ANN DOWNING born N.C., July 30, 1799; died April 8, 1847. Clarke Co., MO.

ELIZABETH T. HOBBS daughter of Wiley. A. and Margie A. Hobbs, died April 23, 1847 aged 6 years 4 months and 3 months old [April 30, 1841]. Middle Tennessee.

MILLEY BAKER daughter of William Rosebrough; born in Kentucky; moved with parents to Elk River area in Tennessee, 1809; married. (1) Joseph Whittenberg; (2) Charles Barker; died April 27, 1847 in 55th or 56th year of her age.

LEMUEL A. WELSH son of W. M. Welsh, born, Farquier Co., Va., March 9, 1822; died Troy, MO, April 21, 1847; husband and father (1 child). Also, a tribute of respect in his memory, by the Bar, Lincoln Co., MO, dated May 3, 1847; he had been a lawyer.

ENOCH G. SEALE born in Georgia, Oct. 27, 1798; died near Columbus, Miss., Feb. 26, 1847; had moved to Lowndes Co., Miss., 1818; joined Methodist Church, 1827.

Dr. WILLIAM. WILLIAMSON, Benton Co., Alabama, born Newberry District, S.C., Dec. 28, 1800; moved to White Plains, Ala., 1838; physician; died April 21, 1847; husband and father (4 or 5 children).

Captain JEREMIAH ADAMS died McNairy Co., Tenn., April 25, 1847 in the 72nd year of his age; left "a large family."

NANCY TAYLOR; wife of Hon. John Taylor; died near Columbia, Ala., April 3, 1847 aged 59 years, 1 month and 16 days old; native of Prince William Co., Virginia.


June 11, 1847

W. O. SMITH, druggist, Utica, New York, died from collapse of a bridge on the Mohawk River; May 9, 1847.

MARTIN BARROW [Burrow], Carroll Co., Tenn., born May 26, 1804; died Feb. 11, 1847; joined Methodist Church, 1827.

Dr. JOSEPH L. WHISTLER, New Madrid Co., MO., died from gunshot wounds, Scott Co., MO, May 18, 1847.

ALEXANDER C. BARNES born Carroll Co., Tenn., Nov. 2, 1827; died Feb. 1847; a single man.


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JOHN H. HAWKINS son of W. M. and Rebecca Hawkins born Harrison Co., Ky.; died close to May 1, 1847 in the 20th year of his age.

ELIZABETH HAWKINS GLASSGOW born Granville Co., N.C., Nov. 14, 1823; moved with parents to Weakley Co., Tenn.; married Elias Hawkins Glassgow, March l5, 1846; died March 13, 1847; wife and mother (1 infant).

MARGARET J. SMITH wife of Major Thomas M. Smith, died Union Parish, La., April 24, 1847 in the 36th year of her age; native of Woodford Co., Ky.; wife and mother (4 children).

SOPHRONIA F. PROCTOR wife of Dr. William Proctor; daughter of Elijah and Mary Maughs; born Fleming Co., Ky., 1803; moved to St. Louis, MO, 1821; died Macon Co., MO, Mar. 25, 1847.

DRUCILLA GOODMAN died Allen Co., Ky., Jan. 22, 1847 aged 63 years; consumption.

JEREMIAH ADAMS died McNairy Co., Tenn., April 24, 1847 in the 73rd year of his age; moved from Bedford Co., Va., to McNairy County in 1834; husband and father (8 children).

JOSIAH P. ECHOLS wife of Rev. William R. Echols; born Union Co., Ill., May 20, 1825; died Hot Springs Co., Ark., March 14, 1847.

JEREMIAH CORNWELL, born Hartford Co.; Ky.; died Independence Co., Ark., April 18, 1847 in the 53rd year of his age; husband and father (4 children).

JASON NEELY died of congestive chills, Franklin, Ky., April 19, 1847 aged 23 years, 2 months [February 1824].

Dr. GEORGE WESLEY WILKERSON born Montgomery Co., Tenn., July 20, 1812; moved to Somerville, Tenn., 1835; Cumberland Presbyterian; married Mrs. Sarah B. Wood, Whiteville, Tenn., Nov. 20, 1843; died Mar. 21, 1847; husband and father (1 son).

ELIZABETH GOODMAN died Feb. 30, 1847, Allen Co., Ky.; aged 26 years.


June 18, 1847

INFORMATION WANTED. FRANKLIN PORTMAN, aged about 19 years, son of George Portman, who married a Miss Whiton and moved to La. about 25 years ago (both of whom died of cholera); last heard of Franklin was that he was in St. Helene Parish, La. His grandfather, John Portman, Bellefontaine, Miss. wanted to know of his whereabouts.

JAMES L. JACKSON born Nottoway Co., Va., Aug. 4, 1811; died Fayette Co., Tenn., April 10, 1847.

RUTH DRAKE widow of Albrittain Drake, died Mar. 4, 1847 aged more than-threescore years. Muhlenburg Co., Ky.

GEORGE A. HOUSE son of Isaac and Elizabeth M. House, Williamson Co., Tenn., died April 7, 1847 in the 30th year of his age; husband and father (2 children).

NANCY C. PATTON wife of Major Thomas J. Patton; daughter of Robert B. and Malinda Shocklee; born Pittsylvania Co., Va.; moved to Tenn. in 1827; died Coffee Co., Tenn., Feb. 20, 1847.

LUCY WALKER widow of George R. Walker, born in Va., 1773; moved to Johnson Co., Ky., 1830; died April 29, 1847; wife and mother (1 son).

ARMISTEAD BARTON son of Hugh and Mary Barton, born Knox Co., Tenn., Oct. 2, 1800; died Franklin Co., Ala., May 19, 1847; given as a wealthy man.

ELIZABETH GUTRIDG daughter of John and Suannah Harbert, born Licking Co., Ohio, June 26, [1816]; married P. Gutridg, 1833 and moved to Vanburen Co., MO, 1840; died Mar. 19, 1847.

LUCY ANN ELIZABETH BRUSTER only daughter of J. D. and Sarah Bruster died Fayette Co., Tenn., May 16, 1847 aged 7 months, 24 days [September 22, 1846 ].

JAMES E. WELLER son of Rev. C. G. Weller, died Nashville, Tenn., June 14, 1846 aged 8 years.


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June 25, 1847

The steamboat, Edna, blew up, June 4, 1847, opposite Columbia, killing Hon. G. MAYO, L. M. DOTY, A. G. HILL and JAMES POOLE.

SUSAN STARKS McFARLAND daughter of Rev. Benjamin and Winifred Watson, died Hudsonville, Miss., June 9, 1847 aged 2 years, 14 days [May 25, 1845].

CATHARINE McCRORY, Davidson Co., Tennessee, died, May 24, 1847.

MARY ANN SIMS daughter of William and Elizabeth Sims, Lafayette Co., Miss., died May 31, 1847 aged 22 years, 3 months, 23 days [February 8, 1825].

RICHARD FOWLER died Madison Co., Ky., May 11, 1847 in the 47th year of his age.

SARAH FERRELL, Jackson Co., Miss., died Mar. 29, 1847 in the 68th/69th year of her age; wife and mother.

Major JOHN L. SEHON, native of Lancaster Co., Va., moved to Clarksburg, Va., 1812; sometime clerk of the chancery court; died May 17, 1847 in the 77th year of his age; husband and father (one of his sons was named Rev. E. W. Sehon).

LETHA HEATH wife of David M. Heath; daughter of Elisha and Amy McComas; born Va., May 23, 1818; married Oct. 4, 1838; moved to MO, 1840; died there, Platte City, April 27, 1847.

ABRAHAM SHOCKEY died April 3, 1847 aged 31 years. [Minerva, Ky. ?]

ESTHER A. SEE died Marion Co., MO, May 27, 1847 in her 26th year; wife and mother (4 children).

HENRY BIRDSONG born Brunswick Co., Va., May 19, 1786; married Mary Howge [Howze?], 1811 and in 1817 moved to Giles Co., Tenn.; died recently; husband and father.

MARY MATHIS wife of E. Mathis; daughter of T. Neale; died Oldham Co., Ky., recently.

NANCY H. SALE wife of Capt. Dudley Sale; native of Elbert Co., Ga.; died May 1, 1847 in the 58th year of her age.

Rev. JACOB FISHBACK PRINCE, Woodford Co., Ky., died on a recent Thursday.


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