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


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July 2, 1847

According to the Maysville, Ky. EAGLE, a farmer named THOMAS HELM had a man named WADE WILLOUGHBY farming with him on shares, who also boarded with Helm as did Willoughby's 14 year old son. Helm hired another worker to assist on the farm, angering Willoughby, who beat up the man. On June 24, 1847 Helm told Willoughby to leave his place, threatening to shoot him if he and his son didn't leave in five months. He followed through on his threat but mis-aimed and killed the boy instead and Helm took a knife to kill the father who wrested it away from him and killed his attacker instead. "Both parties were under the influence of liquor at the time."

THOMAS M. KING, older local Methodist preacher, wrote from Larkinsville, Ala., to the ADVOCATE's editors that he was still preaching regularly with "a good deal of the missionary fire about me. "

INFORMATION WANTED. THOMAS T. McCASLAND who left his family at home in Claibourne Parish, La. about Dec. 5, 1846, to visit his father, 18 miles from Nashville, Tenn. (with intentions of returning home in two months); nothing had been heard from him since then to his wife's dismay. Anyone knowing McCasland's whereabouts write to Rev. J. B. Eddins, Athens, Ala.

JOHN DERDEN, SR. born N.C., Dec. 27, 1769; married Obedience Taylor, Anson Co., N.C.; died in residence of his son, John Derden, Jr., Yalobusha Co., Miss., May 20, 1847.

HARRIET CLINGERSMITH born Washington Co., Ky., April 8, 1802; died. Hardin Co., Ky., April 29, 1847.

CHARLOTTE TARPLEY wife of James Tarpley; daughter of Cader Derment; born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Jan. 8, 1807; married Dec. 12, 1812; joined Methodist Church, August 1833; died Rutherford Co., May 25, 1847.


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MARGARET J. D. REES daughter of J. S. and Matilda Hitt, Bourbon Co., Ky.; wife of Winchester Rees, Maysville, Ky.; died June 12, 1847 in the 20th year of her age; married in 1846.

Rev. KI-TAW-BI (pronounced Cut-ta-thaw), a native Shawnee Indian, died in the Indian Mission Conference, May 15, 1847; Methodist preacher among his people the last 6 years.

MARTHA G. BOVARD born Feb. 21, 1809; died Benton, Miss., Jan. 3, 1847; wife and mother.

EZEKIEL MIXER, JR. son of Ezekiel and Sarah Mixer, born St. Landry, La., Aug. 9, 1824; died Mar. 2, 1847.

NANCY C. PATTEN daughter of Robert B. and Melinda Shocklee; born Pittsylvania Co., Va., June 10, 1814; moved with parents to Coffee Co., Tenn., 1827; married Colonel Jonathan Webster (died 1842), 1835; then married Major Thomas J. Patten, Nov. 1844; she died Feb. 20, 1847.

SALLY SMALL died May 14, 1847 aged 45 years; wife, mother, grandmother. Holding her orphaned granddaughter she said, "And what shall I say to you, my dear? The Lord bless my child. God will take care of you. " [Shannon, Ky.?]

JAMES POLK GORIN son of Dr. H. and Almira Gorin, born June 12, 1838; died April 12, 1847.

STERLING MILLS RAMSEY son of R. W. and Eliza Ramsey, Collierville, Tenn., died April 9, 1847 aged 11 months and a few days.

JAMES W. HEARNE died Franklin Co., Ala., May 12, 1847 aged about 21 years.

JOHN W. SHANNON son of James and Jane Shannon, born Nov. 24, 1820; died April 29, 1847.


July 9, 1847

Dr. CHALMERS, Edinburgh, Scotland, was found dead in his bed on the morning of May 31, 1847 in the 69th or 70th year of his age.

REUBEN G. BEASLY, American consul at Havre, France, died July 1, 1847.

Prince JEROME BONAPARTE, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte died in Florence, Italy from spinal disease, recently. [JEROME, 1814-1847, son of Jerome, King of Westphalia]

THOMAS H. WILLIAMS and DAVID WATSON, working on a local road, were killed by lightning while standing under a hickory bush, Fayette Co., Tenn., about July 2, 1847.

ELIZABETH FINLEY wife of Dr. William M. Finley, Clarksville, Tenn., died June 16, 1847 having just completed her 21st year of her age.

BENJAMIN FRANK PETWAY died near Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 30, 1846; born Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 18, 1822.

Rev. WILLIAM M. CRAWFORD born Georgetown, Ky., Feb. 17, 1811; died Hannibal, MO, May 31, 1847; businessman, as well as preacher.

BENJAMIN DURHAM died Boyle Co., Ky., June 5, 1847 in the 70th year of his age; active Methodist layman.

JUDITH W. D. LANGLEY daughter of Leonard S. and Sarah M. N. Langley, Fayette Co., Tenn., died June 8, 1847 in the 14th year of her age; she "rests sweetly in the orchard at White Hall."

SARAH R. PAYNE daughter of James and Mary Armstrong; wife of J. M. Payne; born Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 13, 1824; married April 17, 1842; died April 19, 1847, Marshall Co., Tenn.

MARY JANE DARK daughter of James Dark; died Marshall Co., Tenn., May 12, 1847 aged 23 years, 7 months and 21 days [September 21, 1823]; "blessed with a very pleasant temper."

JOHN R. WILSON and FRANCIS K. DABNEY, students at LaGrange College, Ala., died recently; a tribute by their fellow students; undated.


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July 16, 1847

WILLIAM C. MALONE son of William and Maria J. Malone, born Nov. 27, 1829; died June 17, 1847 Rutherford Co., Tenn.

WILLIAM F. BLANKENSHIP died Nashville, Tenn., April 18, 1847 in the 37th year of his age.

MERRYMAN M. FEATHERSTON son of Jesse and Levisa Featherston born Bedford Co., Tenn., June 2, 1822; died Benton Co., Ark., June 9, 1847.

MARY HOLEMAN wife of William Holeman, born Logan Co., Ky., 1787; moved to Ballard Co., Ky., about 25 years ago, where she died June 7, 1841.

ELIZABETH PERRY daughter of John B. and Frances Shaw; born Wake Co., N.C.; married William Perry (died Feb. 1822), May 1, 1792; moved to Tennessee about 1800; died Maury Co., Tenn., May 19, 1847; wife and mother (11 children, including F. S. Perry, Giles Co., Tenn.).

DANIEL PENROD, Decatur, Ala., died June 7, 1847 in the 49th year of his age.

LOUISA RAY wife of John Ray, born July 17, 1805; died Jackson Co., Tenn., June 16, 1847; wife and mother (8 children).

Rev. B. A. BASHAM born in Virginia, 1800; moved with parents to Breckenridge Co., Ky., 1808; married Nancy Davidson; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1830; ordained deacon, 1836; ordained elder, 1842; died in Breckenridge County, April 19, 1847; buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

MARY JANE WEBBER died Rutherford Co., Tenn., April [18?] 1847 in the 24th year of her age

JULIA A. MATTHEWS daughter of John and Bathsheba Curren; wife of John Matthews; born and reared in Davidson Co., Tenn.; married Oct. 23, 1834; died Madison Co., Tenn., June 5, 1847.

Rev. JAMES JOHNSON died Feb. 27, 1847; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1842. Missouri Conference.

MARTHA SPAIN wife of Francis Spain; born Nottoway Co., Va., Mar. 11, 1813; married Oct. 16, 1831; moved to Tennessee in 1837; died Tipton Co., Tenn., June 11, 1847 aged 34 years and 3 months old [March 1813]; wife and mother.

HANNAH ROGERS daughter of Samuel Cozby; born Marion Co., Tenn., Jan. 2, 1823; married Ruben B. Rogers, 1842; moved to Green Co. MO, 1845 where she died May 12, 1847.

BENJAMIN WARE born Wayne Co., N.C., Feb. 14, 1783; moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. about 1805; died there, June 12, 1847; husband and father (13 children).

FRANKEY TRIGG daughter of Haiden Trigg; died Franklin Co., Tenn., May 11, 1847 in the 18th year of her age.


July 23, 1847

Miss ELIZA C. RAMSEY died Davidson Co., Tenn., July 16, 1847 in the 15th year of her age.

AGNESS WALPOOL daughter of H. and A. Freeman; joined Methodist Church, 1809; died recently in Monroe Co., Miss. in the 68th year of her age.

CATHARINE WALKER daughter of King and Caroline Luton; wife of Edward Walker; born Sumner Co., Tenn.; died in Huston [Houston?], Texas, June 17, 1847 aged "near" 23 years; moved to Texas with her husband in 1846.

WILLIAM WILLIAMS born in Pennsylvania, 1794; died 6 miles from Dover, Tenn., June 20, 1847; husband and father (8 children).

ABRAHAM McFADDEN died Oldham Co., Ky., June 8, 1847 in the 22nd year of his age.

ESTHER A. FOWLER wife of Hon. W. P. Fowler; born near Smithland, Ky., July 22, 1810; married in her 17th year; joined Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1832; joined Methodist Church, 1842; died near Smithland, Ky., July 1, 1847; wife and mother.


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REBECCA YOUNG born Montgomery Co., Maryland; married John Young and moved to Hardin Co., Ky., where she died June 21, 1847 in the 62nd year of her age.

Tribute of Respect for R. S. FOSTER, recently deceased; by students at Franklin College; dated July 6, 1847, where he had also been a student.


July 30, 1847

MARY ANN GILLESPIE wife of D. H. Gillespie; daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Harrison; born Claiborne Co., Tenn.; moved with parents to McMinn Co., Tenn., thence to Conway Co., Ark. in 1834; there she died June 21, 1847 in the 27th year of her age.

SAMUEL WILSON BRANSFORD youngest son of Rev. John Bransford (dec.); born Nov. 22, 1826; died near Nashville, Tenn., July 16, 1847.

JANE WALKER wife of Rev. Samuel Walker, died Catahoula Parish, La., June 25, 1847 in the 35th year of her age; wife and mother (4 children).

JOHN MILLER born in Maryland, 1774; his father died in the Revolutionary War and his mother moved with her family to Virginia; he moved later to Mason Co., Ky.; married Eleanor Highfield; moved to Fleming Co., Ky. and to Platt Co., MO in 1842 where he died June 22, 1847 aged 72 years and 7 months old [September 1774].

Miss. LAVINA R. BANKS died Smith Co., Tennessee, April 28, 1847.

LUCRETIA T. BOHANNON died June 4, 1847 [Marengo Co., Ala.?]

BENJAMIN P. FERRIL born Mecklenburg Co., Va., April 8, 1804; died St. Charles Co., MO, May 11, 1847; moved to MO in the fall of 1832 and and was among the founding members of Zion Methodist Church; husband and father (3 children).

V. HOBBS died Howard Co., MO, April 26, 1847 in 72nd year of age; joined Methodist Church in Kentucky; husband and father (grown children).

JOHN FRANKS died recently. Alabama.

CLARISSA M. HULL daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Hull, died Russellville, Ky., July 8, 1847 aged 17 years.

SARAH M. WELLS daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Runerson, born April 3, 1829; married Rev. Thomas Wells, Aug. 8, 1844; joined Methodist Church, Sept. 1, 1844; died June 26, 1847 [Pike Co. MO?].

JOANNA WEBB wife of Isaac Webb; daughter of Jubel and Mary Anderson; born Jackson co., Tenn., Aug. 10, 1821; died July 4, 1847.

DORCAS MOORE daughter of Rev. A. J. and Rachel Moore, died Hardeman Co., Tenn., June 22, 1847 aged 2 years, 6 months and 3 days old [June 19, 1845].


August 6, 1847

The wife [REBECCA GREENLEAF] of Noah WEBSTER, American lexicographer, died June 25, 1847 aged 81 years [born May 27, 1766].

ROBERT GREEN son of Jonathan Green, died Nashville, Tenn., July 27, 1847 aged 11 years, 5 days old [July 19, 1836].

Tribute of Respect for ROMULUS S. HARRISON, Nashville, Tenn. printer, who died July 27, 1847; by his fellow printers, dated July 28, 1847.

JOHN T. DAVIS died recently; a tribute by his fellow freemasons, Western Star Lodge #9, dated July 4, 1847. His obituary states that he died in Springfield, Tenn., July 7, 1847 in the 29th year of his age; oldest son of John Davis who moved as a young man from Southampton Co., Va. to Robertson Co., Tenn.


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JANE REBECCA BAYLESS wife of T. H. Bayless; born Gates Co., N.C., Mar. 10, 1818; died Oakland, Fayette Co., Tenn., July 1847; daughter of William and Jane Cleaves.

HORACE N. SULLIVAN son of William and Ann Sullivan, died Smith Co., Tenn., May 10, 1847 in the 25th year of his age.

LEAH ANN HOPSON wife of Joshua Hopson; daughter of Hampton and Jane Wade; born Halifax Co., Va.; moved to Trigg Co., Ky. when young; died April 29, 1847.

ELIZABETH WARD died Maury Co., Tenn., close to July 19, 1847 aged 44 years, 10 months and 1 day old.

ROBERT W. ORTON died in residence of brother-in-law, Jacob F. Guthrey, Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., June 17, 1847 in the 34th year of his age.

ROBERT H. MAJORS died July 9, 1847 aged about 45 years. Buried in Salem Cemetery near Shelbyville, Tennessee.

ELIZABETH WITHERS wife. of Sterling Withers, formerly of Sussex Co., Va., died Marshall Co., Miss., July 9, 1847 in the 64th year of her age; moved to Ala., 1835 and settled in 1838 in Marshall County, Miss.; wife and mother.


August 13, 1847

GEORGE C. BOYD died Springfield, Tenn., August 1, 1847; lawyer.

MARY HICKMAN born N.C.; married Joshua Hickman; moved to Ky., then to Franklin Co., Tenn. where her husband died April 1829 and she died April 30, 1847.

CATHARINE MOORE born Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 22, 1812; married Hugh Moore, 1834; died Huntsville Ala., July 23, 1847.

ELIZABETH BURT wife of H. H. Burt; daughter of Drury and Mary Finnie, Halifax Co., N.C., where she was born in 1804; joined Methodist Church, 1820; married in 1822; in 1825 moved to Madison Co., Ala. and in 1837 to Carroll Co., Miss. where she died June 15, 1847 aged 42 years, 3 months and 10 months old [March 5, 1803]; wife and mother (6 children).

CHARLES DANIEL died Grant Co., Ky., July 18, 1847 in the 81st year of his age.

THOMAS PAYTON died Wilson Co., Tenn., July 7, 1847; had studied medicine in Lexington, Ky. last winter.

HANNAH HALL NIXON wife of Rev. F. P. Nixon; daughter of Patrick and Alice Garvin; died June 14, 1847, in Cincinnati, Ohio, aged 26 years, 11 months and 14 days old [July 1820]. Her son, GEORGE FREDERICK NIXON, died Cincinnati, Ohio, June 23, 1847 aged 10 months and 3 days old [August 20, 1846].


August 20, 1847

PRISCILLA W. LOTT born Sept. 20, 1825; died Coahoma Co., Miss., May 25, 1847; wife and mother

JOHN S. BROOKS born near Nashville, Tenn.; married Sarah W. Patton and moved to Alabama; died Bluntsville, Ala., July 24, 1847 in the 46th year of his age.

MARY JANE BARLOW wife of Rev. Benjamin D. Barlow, died Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 25, 1847; wife and mother (3 children).

SARAH H. SMITH born in Virginia, 1788; moved to Alabama, 1818 where she died July 24, 1847.

CORNELIUS M. SHANNON died Tazewell Co., Va. May 9, 1847; husband and father.

Rev. THOMAS EVANS born Eltham, Kent Co., England; married and moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, then to London, England; migrated to New Orleans, La. where he was licensed to preach in Methodist Church; sometime later moved to Henderson, Ky.; died May 26, 1847 in the 67th year of his age; husband and father (6 children).


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DANIEL TUCKER born 1802; died June 10, 1847 [Green Co., Ky.?].

MARTHA ANN BLACK wife of Lunsford P. Black, died July 1847, near Murfreesboro, Tenn.

WILLIAM N. MALONE born Feb. 10, 1803; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., July 13, 1847; husband and father (6 children).

MARY MOTHERAL daughter of James and Margaret Motheral, born Wilson Co., Tenn., Dec. 1, 1822; died Obion Co., Tenn.; June 21, 1847.

GEORGE DIRKER died recently in New Orleans, La. in "manhood’s prime."

JOHN BRYAN son of Nicholas and. Elizabeth Bryan, Jackson Parish, La., died July 20, 1847 in the 19th year of his age.

MARY THOMAS SAYERS wife of Dr. David Sayers, formerly of Wythe Co., Va., now of Charleston, Miss.; daughter of Dr. Thomas Peete; born Northampton Co., N.C., Jan. 17, 1821; married Nov. 5, 1840; died July 24, 1847.


August 27, 1847

HARTWELL BASS son of William and Lucinda Bass, formerly of Rutherford Co., Tenn.; died Shelby Co., Tenn., July 23, 1847 aged 2 years and 3 1/2 months old.

JOHN A. McMICHAEL son of William and Sophronia McMichael, died Coffee Co., Tenn., August 3,. 1847 aged 8 years and 8 months old [August 1839].

FARMAN H. TAYLOR son of Samuel and Elizabeth Taylor, died recently aged 19 years, 11 months and 11 days old. Arkansas.

ELIZA ANN HUDGENS daughter of David and Ella A. Erwin, born Stewart Co., Tenn.; moved with parents to Jefferson Co., Ark.; died Pine Bluff, Ark., June 27, 1847 in the 28th year of her age; wife and mother (2 children);

C. F. LEDBETTER died August 3, 1847 aged "near" 31 years.

ROBERT MAJORS [or Major] born Lancaster Co., Maryland; moved at age 3 years with parents to Stokes Co., N.C.; entered Revolutionary army at age 16 years; married Huldah Lad; moved to Bedford Co., Tenn., 1806 where he died April 29, 1847 in the 87th year of his age. [His pension application, S2002, suggests that he was born March 14, 1761; served in the North Carolina Line; moved from Surry Co., N.C. to Bedford Co., Tenn. in 1806.]

EMILY DUKE widow of Rev. Henry S. Duke (died May 1836) died Lexington, Ky. in residence of her brother-in-law, Rev. T. N. Ralston, June 26, 1847 in the 45th year of her age.

ADALINE A. BROOKS wife of Rev. John Brooks; daughter of J. A. and V. P. Wilson, formerly of Warren Co., Tenn.; born Oct. 12, 1813; married April 12, 1831; died Lexington, Tenn., July 14, 1847.

GEORGE C. BOYD died August 1, 1847; his and wife, Virginia's daughter, MILDRED BOYD, died July 30, 1847 (Springfield, Tenn.)

Tribute of Respect by "C." for his slave, DANIEL, who was said to have been a faithful Christian servant. Died on a Sunday.

Misses SALLY JANE PALMER (daughter of Paul S. Palmer, Hardeman Co., Tenn.) and MARY E. WILLIAMSON (daughter of Benjamin Williamson, Fayette Co., Tenn.); CAROLINE S. YOUNG (daughter of Dr. John Y. Young, Marshall, Miss.) died in Jackson, Tenn., at school, recently from dysentery. [This would have been the Memphis Conference Female Institute.]

ELIZABETH FRANCES and MARTHA S. THOMPSON born Barren Co., Ky., Sept. 20, 1837, died in a wagon accident, May 16, 1847. Franklin Co., MO.


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September 3, 1847

SAMUEL R. A. COLE, aged 22 years, died near Nashville, Tenn., April 28, 1847; typhoid fever.

Mrs. ELIZABETH GRIFFIN died of consumption, July 15, 1847 aged 66 years, 3 months and 13 days old [April 2, 1781]; a Methodist for fifty-two years.

WASHINGTON BOYD died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 30, 1847; husband and father (5 children).

JAMES M. DOTY son of Samuel F. and Mary Ann Doty, born Maury Co., Tenn., Oct. 10, 1823; died Caddo Parish, La., July 12, 1841; orphaned, he was reared by an uncle, Rev. William E. Doty; had been trained to practice law.

MARY MAYHEW daughter of John and Mary McClarra; born Livingston Co., Ky., Jan. 1, 1822; married John L. W. Mayhew; moved to Cape Girardeau, MO, then to Dunklin Co., MO where she died June 15, 1847.

MARY CLEMENTS wife of Calvin C. Clements; born Jan. 26, 1821; died May 28, 1847. Trenton Circuit, Memphis Conference.

ROBERT P. PAINE born Franklin Co., Ga., Dec. 30, 1808; moved to Callaway Co., MO, 1839; died July 5, 1847.

ALBERT RAGEN born Madison Co., Ala., 1812; married Barsheba Massengale, 1836; died Chickasaw Co., Miss., August 6, 1847; husband and father (4 children).

POLLY WISE died Hardeman Co., Tenn., June 14, 1847 aged about 17 years.

JESSE ASBURY BAKER infant son of Rev. J. S. and Levinia Baker died July l7, 1847. DeSoto Co., Mississippi.

EMILY HALBROOK wife of James Halbrook, formerly of Bedford Co., Tenn.; daughter of Benjamin and Martha Wise; died Henderson Co., Tenn., Aug. 4, 1847 in the 44th year of her age. She was a Methodist and her husband was a predestinarian Baptist; wife and mother (6 children)


September 10, 1847

EDITH GRAVES daughter of John T. Smith, formerly of Nashville, Tenn.; died Henry Co., Tenn. Sept. 2, 1847 in the 11th year of her age.

CATHARINE A. TUCKER wife of Robert Tucker; daughter of Andrew and Margaret Stewart; formerly of Anderson Co., Tenn.; married July 13, 1843; came to Tenn. at behest of her brother, Rev. D. G. W. Stewart, with her mother and sister, in 1842. Died August 10, 1847.

WILLIAM S. T. CLARK born in Maryland, Jan. 9, 1807; moved to Sumner Co., Tenn., 1820 where he died August 16, 1847; Methodist preacher; husband and father.

REBECCA JANE HAWKINS wife of Ruben T. Hawkins, Madison Co., Ala., died July 22, 1847 aged 33 years.

FRANCES FALISTINE SAUNDERS daughter of Dr. D. L. and C. C. Saunders, died Huntsville, Ala., July 23, 1847 aged ten years.

ROBERT BODDIE MADDIN son of Rev. Thomas Madden, presiding elder of Florence District, died Tuscumbia, Ala., Aug. 23, 1847 aged 9 years, 7 months [January 1838].

SARAH ANN WISEMAN daughter of Charles and Mary Busey; wife of Rev. R. W. Washam; born Caswell Co., N.C.; her youngest child died sometime after her death, which occurred June 17, 1847 in the 29th year of her age.

JANE McLELLAND daughter of David and Ruth McLelland; born Sullivan Co., Tenn., Feb. 27, 1809; moved with parents to Christian Co., Ky., 1811; died July 21, 1847.

THOMAS JOHNSON born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Dec. 23, 1785; died July 24, 1847; converted at protracted meeting in Granville Co., N.C., 1843 and soon moved to Tenn. where she lived 2 years before moving in 1847 to Montgomery Co., Tenn. where he died.


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KITURAH SLOVER wife of Elbert Slover; died Madison Co., Ala., July 26, 1847.

MARY JANE McGEE daughter of E. N. and M. McGee, died August 21, 1847 [Shelbyville, Tenn.?]


September 17, 1847

Rev. I. T. HINTON, native of England, who migrated to the United States 12 years ago; Baptist preacher in Richmond and Norfolk, Va.; eventually moved to New Orleans, La.; died August 30, 1847 aged 48 years.

PHEBE NIXON wife of Joseph Nixon, died Bledsoe Co., Tenn., July 28, 1847 in the 48th year of her age.

WILSON CAGE died July 31, 1847, Sumner Co., Tenn., in 77th year of his age; husband and father.

MALINDA JANE STEWART born Pickens Co., Ala., July, 22, 1832; died Itawamba Co., Miss., July 28 1847.

JOHN ANDERSON MEANS son of Ormond and Mary Means died Morgan Co., Ala., July 9, 1847. His father was an old-school Presbyterian.

PETER WOODSON born Cumberland Co., Va., Dec. 27, 1770; married Elizabeth, daughter of Howell Hobbs, 1789; moved to Robertson Co., Tenn., 1805 where he died June 30, 1847; husband and father.

CANDACE B. PEAKE daughter of John and Fanny Shaw; born Wake Co., N.C., Feb. 3, 1804; married S. H. Peake, Oct. 30, 1822 and moved from N.C. to Maury Co., Tenn.; moved to Shelby Co., Tenn., 1837; moved to Bolivar Co., Miss., 1846 where she died Aug. 4, 1847 leaving 9 children, the youngest eight months old.


September 24, 1847

MARY CALLENDER wife of Thomas Callender died Nashville, Tenn., September 15, 1847 in the 43rd year of her age.

SAMUEL WILSON BRANSFORD died in July 1847; the notice carried a long poem he had written on his deathbed.

Rev. RICHARD SHOCKLEY born S.C.; died Pickens Co., Ala., Aug. 4, 1847 in the 64th year of his age.

ELEANOR B. KELLEY widow of G. B. Kelley; daughter of Walter and Eleanor Clopton, died Aug. 8, 1847 aged 48 years, Wilson. Co., Tenn.; school-teacher.

CHARLES ROBINSON died Aug. 10, 1847 of malignant tumor, aged 62 years. [Lexington, Ky.?]

ROSANNA CRAIG died August 12, 1847; Kentucky.

JUDITH YANDELL wife of Dr. John Yandell; born Essex Co., Va.; moved with her father, Lunsford Pitts and family to Sumner Co., Tenn. about 1799; married in 1808; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., August 30, 1847.

MARY MILDRED OLIVER daughter of Simon Oliver, died DeSoto Co., Miss., June 21, 1847 in the 24th year of her age. Ostensibly her sister, LUCY JANE OLIVER, died in same county, Aug. 2, 1847 in the 18th year of her age.

JOSEPH JACKSON died New Orleans, La., Aug. 29, 1847 with yellow fever; born in Wilson Co., Tenn.; reared in Robertson Co., Tenn.; went to N. O. to take charge of the steamboat, Duck River.

ANN THORPE, native of England, died Elizabethtown, Ky., Aug. 21, 1847 in 53rd year of her age


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October 1, 1847

Hon. GEORGE H. PROFFIT, Evansville, Indiana, died September 7, 1847.

Rev. WILLIAM HINDS arrived ill in Donaldsville, La., August 25, 1847; he died from yellow fever, August 31, 1847 in the 30th year of his age; Methodist preacher in Louisville Conference.

EVELINE SMITH wife of Thomas J. Smith; daughter of Edmund and Nancy Corley; born Hancock Co., Ga., May 25, 1806; died June 27, 1847; Raymond; Miss.

ELIZABETH C. REED daughter of Epps and Nancy Gibbons; born Overton Co., Tenn.; died Lamar Co Texas, July 26, 1847; married M. N. B. Reed, April 8, 1847.

WILLIAM H. ELLIOTT died August 15, 1847 aged about 34 years; young Methodist preacher.

Dr. ALDEN SPRAGUE born New Bedford, New Hampshire, Feb. 3, 1800; graduate, Dartmouth College; moved to Little Rock, Ark., in 1831; died April 26, 1847; husband and father.

SAMUEL W. MAGET born Southampton, Va.; school teacher for several years; died in residence of his uncle, John D. Maget, Fayette Co., Tenn., July 15, 1847 aged about 22 years.

ELIZABETH HUBBARD wife of Joseph Hubbard; born Person Co., N.C., Feb. 7, 1785; married Dec. 1, 1807; died DeSoto Co., Miss., Aug. 13, 1847; wife and mother (one child being Rev. B. H. Hubbard).

NANCY KEARBY born June 25, 1828; died August 13, 1847; daughter of H. M. Kearby, Fulton Co., Ky.

SARAH HARRISON wife of G. C. Harrison, Illinois; died Sept. 1, 1847 aged 26 years and 6 months old [March 1821]; native of Rockingham Co., N.C.

POLLY C. WILLIAMS wife of Frederick S. Williams, formerly of Bradley Co., Tenn.; died Navarro Co., Texas, July 6, 1847; born April 27, 1799.

MARIA LUISA GALLAWAY daughter of Alexander and Mary Noo; born July 26, 1826; died May 16, 1847.

PEMBERTON McDANIEL, native of N.C., died August 22, 1847 in the 73rd year of his age.

LOUISA ELLEN LEE died Yazoo Co., Miss., Aug. 30, 1847 aged 5/6 years old.


October 8, 1847

Captain ROBERT FENNER, aged 54 years, Ass't. Commissary, U. S. Army., died in New Orleans, La., Sept. 19, 1847; former resident of Courtland, Alabama.

Rev. Dr. WILLIAM WHITMEL WILLIAMS son of William and Elizabeth Williams; born Martin Co., N.C., March 1, 1799; alumnus, University of North Carolina; entered Methodist ministry in 1817; ordained deacon, 1822; ordained elder, 1827; he wrote a small book about the life and death of his daughter, Elizabeth Williams, the year she died (1841); he died June 22, 1847 in LaGrange, Tennessee.

ANN D. McGOWAN born Sept. 26, 1831; died Hardeman Co., Tenn., Sept. 8, 1847; congestive chill.

FREDERICK RANDLE, JR., born Sept. 16, 1833; died July 7, 1847; son of O. F. and Sarah Randle.

JOSEPH T. HODGSON, native of Richmond, Va.; moved when young to Lexington, Ky.; his mother, native of England, was a Methodist; he died July 16, 1847 in the 63rd year of his age; afflicted late in life with a "severe nervous disease."

MARTHA S. PITTMAN wife of William Pittman; daughter of Anthony H. and Prudence J. Womack; born Campbell Co., Va., May 9, 1813; married Dec. 20, 1832; died Tuscumbia, Ala., Sept. 12, 1847; wife and mother (5 sons).

GEORGE BOYD born Va., 1808; moved with parents to Christian Co., Ky., 1820; graduate of Transylvania University; a successful lawyer; married Virginia C., dau. of G. C. Conrad, July 1842; husband and father; died August 1, 1847.


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MILDRED DABNEY BOYD daughter of George and Virginia C. Boyd, died July 30, 1847; buried near her father in Clarksville, Tennessee,

Children of the MARSDEN couple, natives of England who eventually settled in Cincinnati Ohio: JOSHUA, born March 17, 1840; died May 28, 1847; EMMA, born Feb. 1, 1838; died June 1, 1847; HANNAH, born May 15, 1842; died June 2, 1847; HENRY, born Dec. 22, 1835; died June 4, 1847; DAVID, born Feb. 17, 1845; died June 6, 1847. Four children survived.

ROSANA B. SHAW wife of William Shaw.; died Marion Co.; MO, July 31, 1847; born Scott Co. Ky., March 18, 1827; moved to MO, fall 1838; married Dec. 1846.

MARY A. SCALES wife of Robert W. Scales; born Brunswick Co., Va.; moved with her mother to Tennessee; married March 1832 and moved to Lowndes Co., Miss., where she died July 20, 1847 aged 31 years, 9 months and 9 days old [October 11, 1815].


October 15, 1847

Rev. JAMES D. HOLDING born Scott Co., Ky., June 18, 1810; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, August 1834; Louisville Conference; ordained deacon, Oct. 1836; ordained elder, 1838; died August 29, 1847; buried under pulpit window of Rockbridge Methodist Church, Shelby County, Kentucky, 6 miles south of Shelbyville.

FELICIA HEMANS CROSS oldest daughter of Rev. Joseph Cross, Louisville Conference; died Covington, La., Sept. 13, 1841 aged 11 years.

JOHN T. SMITH died Lafayette, La., Aug. 26, 1847, yellow fever; born Vermont, July 4, 1804; resident of Batesville, Ark. for 12 years but for 16 months resident of New Orleans; husband and father (1 child).

ELIZA W. JACKSON daughter of Julius A. and Mary Jackson, died Shelby Co., Ms., Sept. 3, 1847 aged 16 years, 3 months and 6 days old. [May 27, 1831]; moved with parents from Kent Co., Delaware to Shelby County, Miss. in the fall of 1831.

JANE RITCHEY daughter of Bates and Mary Smithwick; wife of James Ritchey; born Bedford Co., Tenn., 1822; moved with parents to Madison Co., Tenn., 1826; moved to Hardeman Co., Tenn., 1840, where she died August 12, 1847.

BENNETT ROBBERSON died July 19, 1847; born in Georgia, Feb. 8, 1804; moved with parents to middle Tenn.; married Elva Sims and in a few years moved to Greene Co., MO.

HANNAH DOYEL, nee Woods, wife of Dr. Jacob G. Doyel, Moneteau Co., MO; died Aug. 25, 1847. Her father was a resident of New Jersey. Her son, JOHN HENRY DOYEL, died Moneteau Co., MO, June 17, 1847 in the 35th year of his age; husband and father (3 children).

MALVINA E. WHITESIDE daughter of Rev. John H. Henry; wife of William Whiteside; all residents of Sumner Co., Tenn.; she died June 1847 in the 25th year of her age.

Dr. JOSEPH P. STIGER son of Benjamin and Agnes H. Stiger, Madison Co., Ala., died Vera Cruz, Mexico, July 27, 1847 in the 24th year of his age; studied medicine in New Orleans.

Rev. JAMES D. HOLDING, Methodist preacher, Kentucky Conference, died August 29, 1847; born Scott Co., Ky., June 18, 1810.

Rev. A. D. OVERALL, Methodist preacher, Arkansas Conference, died in Dickson Co., Tenn. while visiting in Tennessee, October 1, 1847. [Obituary repeated, Dec. 17, 1847 issue, noting his birth in Rutherford Co., Tenn., October 9, 1824]

ANNA OVERALL born in Virginia, 1767; married Nathaniel Overall (died Rutherford Co., Tenn., 1835) when about 20 years old; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn.; he helped to build the first fort at Nashville; moved to a place on Dry Creek, 8 miles from Nashville; had been confined to her bed the last 2 1/2 years of her life; died July 28, 1847.

ALEXANDER MARTIN died Chariton Co., MO, Aug. 28, 1847; grandparents were Irish immigrants; parents moved to Tenn., 1783 where he was born Jan. 27, 1787; moved from Madison Co., Tenn. to Chariton County in 1827.


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Tribute of Respect for WILLIAM C. WALLACE, 2nd Mississippi Regiment, recently deceased by the LaFayette Society, LaGrange College, Ala., dated Sept. 25, 1847, of which he had once been a member.


October 22, 1847

Rev. N. B. LEWIS, Louisville Conference, died Keysburg, Ky., Oct. 11, 1847.

HOWARD BRIEN son of Colonel J. S. Brien, died Lebanon, Tenn., Oct. l4, 1847 aged about 15 mos.

Dr. HADEN LEAVEL had died in mid-September 1847; a long encomium, void of biographical details.

NANCY E. SMITH daughter of James and Susan Miller; wife of John L. P. Smith; born Oct. 4, 1826; died Sept. 4, 1847. MO.

THORNTON MONROE OLIVER born in middle Tennessee, Feb. 13, 1819; moved to west Tenn., then to Miss.; married Mary J. McPhaill; died Sept. 26, 1847.

E. H. GARDNER daughter of Major John Thomas, Jr., formerly of S.C.; wife of Dr. R. W. Gardner; died Sept. 5, 1847 in the 40th year of her age.

FAYETTE HENRY HINES only child of James and Caroline B. Hines; born Campbell Court House, Va., August 27, 1806; moved with parents to Warren Co., Ky., Nov. 1816; died Aug. 27, 1847.

ELIAS HAWKINS GLASSGOW born Wake Co., N.C., Nov. 11, 1821; moved with parents to Weakley Co., Tenn., 1826; joined Methodist Church, 1840; married Mar. 15, 1846; died from bilious fever, Sept. 13, 1847.

DAVID ROBINSON died Hardin Co., Tenn., Sept. 2, 1847 aged 68 years and 9 months [1779]; professed religion at Mt. Pisgah, Giles Co., Tenn., 1822.

MARY E. W. HILL wife of George W. Hill; daughter of Thomas and Mary Bonner; died Madison Co., Tenn., Aug. 27, 1847 in the 26th year of her age; consumption.

CAROLINE M. BROWN wife of Dr. A. T. Brown, Madison Co., Tenn.; daughter of Dr. A. D. Noble who died in Pitt Co., N.C.; moved to Tenn. in the fall of 1844; married Nov. 1846; died Sept. 1, 1847.

MACCA B. TURNLEY daughter of Charles and Dolley Harris; wife of Temple Turnley; born Greenville Co., Va., Feb. 15, 1800; married in Sumner Co., Tenn., Dec. 27, 1819; moved to Lauderdale Co., Ala., 1832 where she died August 23, 1847; wife and mother.

MARTHA P. CRAFTS aged about 50 years, died Travis Co., Ky., August 24, 1847.

FRANCIS A. HANKINS, wife of Henry Hankins; daughter of M. B. and Mary Sherman; born Madison Co., Ala.; died Crittenden Co., Ark., August 11, 1847 aged 23 years; wife and mother (2 children, one about 3 years old, the other about ten hours old).


October 29, 1847

WALKER WEAVER son of Dempsey and Frances Weaver, died Nashville. Tenn., Oct. 25, 1847 aged 18 months.

GEORGE W. EVANS died Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 6, 1847 in the 19th year of his age; formerly of Lawrence Co., Tenn.; a clerk.

MARIA LOUISA VANDYKE widow of Rev. Henry N. Vandyke; daughter of Bishop Joshua Soule, died Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 15, 1847.

ELIZABETH BRIGGS daughter of Charles and Mary Morehead; born Fauquier Co., Va., Nov. 1774; died in residence of daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Curd, near Bowling Green, Ky., July 17, 1847.

JOHN HOWARD, SR. died Fayette Co., Ala., Sept. 22, 1847 in the 79th year of his age.


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ELIZABETH CAROLINA STRANGE daughter of T. Early and Mary Ann Strange, died Bowling Green, Ky., August 1, 1847 aged 14 years, 1 month and 7 days old [July 24, 1833].

ISAAC WHITAKER, probably born in Jefferson Co., Miss.; died Sept. 29, 1847 in the 32nd year of his age; fatally wounded by accidental gunshot by his brother; husband and father (2 children with first wife).

ISABELLA SARRETT daughter of Robert and Isabella Stevenson; born Pendleton District, S.C., 1793 and moved with parents to west Tennessee in 1822; married Wilson M. Sarrett, Oct. 7, 1824 and died in Benton Co., Tenn., July 18, 1847; wife and mother (2 daughters, 1 son).

JAMES HUNTER born Washington Co., Pa., July 2, 1795; died Westport, Ky., Sept. 19, 1847; moved to Kentucky, 1820/21; Shelby Co., Ky.; husband and father (3 sons).

JULIAN JAMES son of Rev. William James, Methodist preacher; died Westport, Ky., recently.

NANCY J. MOSELY daughter of Thomas and Mary Jones; born Rockingham Co., N.C., Feb. 10, 1826; died DeSoto Co., Miss., August 26, 1847.

SUSAN HIGHTOWER THOMASON daughter of Peter and Lucy Givan, Montgomery Co., Tennessee; born Montgomery Co., Tenn., May 5, 1812; married Dec. 18, 1832 and settled in Williamson Co., Tenn.; moved to Perry Co., Ala., 1840, where she died Oct. 3, 1847; wife and mother (4 sons, 4 stepchildren).

Rev. WILLIAM HINDS died of yellow fever, Donaldsville, La., August 31, 1847. Methodist preacher in the Louisville Conference.

SUSANA PETERSON wife of Rev. N. B. Peterson, St. Louis Conference; born Lincoln Co., N.C.; daughter of Daniel and Bernice Abernathy; died Sept. 18, 1847.

MARY JANE DUNN daughter of James and Patsy Dunn, died near Warsaw, MO, August 10, 1847 in the 24th year of her age.

VIOLET NAIL daughter of Thomas and Mary Jones; born Rockingham Co., N.C., May 1, 1818; died DeSoto Co., Miss., August 14, 1847.

JOSHUA JENKINS, native of Dinwiddie Co., Va.; died Madison Co., Ala., Sept. 6, 1847 aged 62 years.


November 5, 1847

Miss ELIZA G. McGEE died Bear Spring Furnace, October 15, 1847.

ALEXANDER RICHEY born Guilford Co., N.C., Oct. 22, 1771; "after many ups and downs" he settled in Pontotoc Co., Miss., where he died August 26, 1847 after sixteen days of intense suffering; husband and father.

PRISCELLA ELLIOTT died in the residence of her son, George W. Elliott, Camden, Ark., Sept. 25, 1847; born N.C., Nov. 1, 1763; moved to Greene Co., Georgia.

JOSEPH C. GEE born Madison Co., Va., Aug. 8, 1801; married Sarah A. B. Newman, Aug. 13, 1829 and moved some years later to Davidson Co., Tenn. where he died Oct. 20, 1847.

SUSAN A. MANSON born Brunswick Co., Va., June 1, 1825; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 30 1847; consumption.

ELIZABETH McCAWLEY wife of Ezekiel McCawley; daughter of Thomas and Nancy Jernigan; born July 7, 1824; died Sept. 14, 1847; wife and mother (2 children).


November 12, 1847

SAMUEL A. BELL born Wilson Co., Tenn., July 24, 18_0; married Elizabeth Ceison, Nov. 6, 1833 and moved to Bedford Co., Tenn., 1835, where he died Sept. 10, 1847; husband and father (2 daughters).


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CATHARINE FREEMAN wife of William B. Freeman; daughter of Manly and Sarah Files; born Tenn., Feb. 13, 1818; moved with parents to Fayette Co., Ala. where she joined the Methodist Church, 1837; died near St. Stephens, Ala., Sept. 4, 1847; wife and mother (3 children).

FLEMING OLIVER PATRICK born Floyd Co., Ky., Mar. 8, 1829; died Lafayette Co., Miss., Sept. 6, 1847.

ARMISTEAD ROGERS died Sept. 27, 1847 in the 52nd year of his age; husband and father.

PATSEY CATHARINE HASTINGS wife of Samuel Hastings; died in residence of her father, Windsor Rawlins [probably in Georgetown, Ky. ], October 2, 1847 in the 21st year of her age; joined Methodist Church, Sept. 20, 1840.

WILLIAM P. SOWELL son of Charles and Mary Sowell; born March 21, 1804; died Maury Co.; Tenn., Sept. 28, 1847.

JOHN OREAR born in Virginia, Oct. 12, 1765; son of Jeremiah and Sarah Orear, once Baptists but joined Methodist Church; moved to Boonesborough, Ky., 1795; married Tamar, daughter of William and Sarah Calk, May 28, 1795; moved to Montgomery Co., Ky., 1798 where he died August 28, 1847.

JOHN CHAPMAN son of Rev. G. W. and Mary Chapman, born in Ky., Sept. 14, 1831; died of yellow fever, Donaldsville, La., Sept. 27, 1847. His mother, MARY CHAPMAN, born Winchester, Virginia, July 20, 1813; married August 14, 1828; died Donaldsville, Oct. 4, 1847 (five children).

CAROLINE BATES wife of Rev. J. W. Bates, Memphis Conference; daughter of Richard and Mary Moore; born Oct. 16, 1828; died Yalobusha Co., Miss., Sept. 26, 1847.

WILLIAM FRANCIS son of George Francis; died Morgan Co., Ala., Sept. 20, 1847 in the 20th year of his age.

MARY ADELAIDE GREAVES daughter of Andrew J. and Sophronia Greaves, died Haywood co., Tenn., Sept. 21, 1847 aged 18 months.

ROBERT BROOKING, native of Amelia Co., Va.; moved to Ky. about forty years ago; died in Gallatin Co., Ky., in residence of son-in-law, Parker Hawkins, August 9, 1847 in the 63rd year of his age.

ELIZABETH P. STEGER, wife of John J. Steger; died Marshall Co., Miss., July 8, 1847; measles.

ANNA M. RUTHERFORD daughter of Booker and Constance Parish; born Goochland Co., Va., Nov. 3, 1766; died Hardeman Co., Tenn., July 29, 1847; numerous progeny.

JOSEPH MOORE born Somerset Co., Maryland, 1775; married 1803; moved to Ky. in 1817 and in 1831 to MO where he died July 24, 1847.

ALAMINTA BOND wife of Richard Bond, died Cannon Co., Tenn., Sept. 6, 1847 aged 31/32 years old; wife and mother (3 small children).

SIBBINA K. ASBURY wife of Nelson T. Asbury; joined Methodist Church, July 26, 1826; died Oct 15, 1847.

ANN ELIZABETH FORSYTHE daughter of Rev. James L. and M. J. Forsythe, died Sept. 20, 1847 aged 16 months and 3 days [Clinton, Tenn.?]

Among American casualties in Mexico recently; in the 14th Infantry Regiment: BENJAMIN HALL, ROBERT ARNOLD, H. R. MANNING, JAMES M. MONEYPENNY; all privates.


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November 19, 1847

ELIZABETH McDONALD died Sept. 27, 1847 aged 65 years, 3 months [June 1782]; married (1) Major Quin Morton; (2) Rev. Alexander McDonald; had 8 children, all of whom predeceased her.

WILLIAM J. ALLEN son of D. R. and S. R. Allen, Hancock Co., Miss., died Sept. 10, 1847 in the 22nd year of his age.

WILLIAM Mc. CLARY died Morgan Co., Ala., Sept. 10, 1847 aged 32 years; reared in Campbell Co., Tenn.; moved to Morgan Co., Ala., 1844; husband and father (4 children).

MATTHEW WOODSON born Goochland Co., Va., but reared in Hanover Co., Va.; moved to west Tenn. in 1832; to Huntsville, Ala., staying there a year before returning to Tennessee; married in 1837 and settled in Fayette Co., Tenn.; served in American forces, Mexican War; died recently.

DANIEL THOMPSON HARRIS son of Kennon and Frances Harris; born Tishomingo Co., Miss., Jan. 14, 1846; died October 16, 1847.

MARGARET CHILDS wife of Richard Childs; born in Virginia, Dec. 21, 1810; married Feb. 2, 1832; moved to MO, 1845; died Callaway Co., MO, Oct. 7, 1847; wife and mother (5 children).

ANN LEE BRANSFORD daughter of James and Fanny Sneddy; wife of Thomas Bransford; born Buckingham Co., Va., Nov. 12, 1773; married Nov. 3, 1789; joined Methodist Church, 1803; died Barren Co., Ky., July 20, 1847; wife and mother.

DANIEL ANDERSON died Aug. 15, 1847; his wife, JULIA A. C. ANDERSON, daughter of George Turnley, Jefferson Co., Tenn., died Sept. 6, 1847; four children; had migrated from Tenn. to Texas; were visiting her brothers, G. W. and William H. Turnley, when they became ill and died; their children remained with relatives in Louisiana.

HENRY FRANCIS ASBURY OWEN son of John and Sarah P. Owen; born Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 28, 1828; joined Methodist Church, August 12, 1845; died October 10, 1847.

ANNA REBECCA THOMAS daughter of Benjamin B. and Ann M. Thomas, died Stewart Co., Tenn., Nov. 2, 1847 aged 1 year, 6 months and 27 days [April 5, 1846].


November 26, 1847

Mrs. MARGARET A. LOWERY third daughter of A. D. and Margaret Duval; died "on" Mississippi River, Essequinal County [as given], October 20, 1847; congestive fever.

HENRY B. LAUDERDALE died Sumner Co., Tenn., Oct. l7, 1847 in the 38th year of his age.

MARTHA BROWN daughter of Rev. H. H. and Ann Brown, died Decatur, Alabama, Sept. 1847 in the 22nd year of her age. Her sister, ELIZABETH BROWN, aged 16 years, died about ten days after Martha.

Dr. G. Y. HOLMAN son of T. P. and Ann Holman, Williamson Co., Tenn., born Feb. 20, 1807; married Marcia B. Owen, Sept. 27, 1837; died Sept. 7, 1847.

LAWRENCE C. THOMPSON born Aug. l5; 1807; died Sept. 8, 1847; husband and father (9 children).

MARY JANE KAYS born Hickman Co., Ky., Nov. 28, 1828; died October 25, 1847, Miss. Co., Missouri.


December 3, 1847

CHARLES P. LEMONS born Rockingham Co., N.C., Sept. 18, 1806; moved with parents to Williamson Co., Tenn., 1812; to Fayette Co., Tenn. about 1830; married Susan Buford (died 1842), 1840; died Oct. 15, 1847; one daughter.

JOHN ALVS [Alves?], ROBERT PATTERSON and JOHN BRADFORD died on a construction job, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 1847.

ZILLA CRUMBAUGH daughter of John and Jane Hall; wife of Rev. G. W. Crumbaugh; born Bullitt Co., Ky., Feb. 2, 1813; married Nov. 4, 1830; died Nov. 5, 1847; wife and mother (2 sons).


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MARTHA HAYNES wife of Colonel Thomas S. Haynes; daughter of George and Hannah Karnes; born Hawkins Co., Tenn., 1810; moved with parents to now-Franklin Co., Ark., in 1832, where she married Colonel Haynes, Feb. 7, 1837; died Conway Co., Ark., Oct. 8, 1847; wife and mother (2 children).

JUDITH HENNING daughter of General David and Frances Meriwether; wife of Rev. John Henning; born Wilkes Co., Ga., 1791; married in 1810 and moved in 1830 to Madison Co., Tenn., where she died November 5, 1847. [Judith Henning, Nov. 11, 1791-Nov. 5, 1847]

MARY GLOVER born Edgefield District, S.C.; moved with father, William Ren and family to Alabama; married Benjamin Glover, Monroe Co., Ala., 1820; died June 30, 1847.

JAMES GEORGE, Union Co., Ark., died, Oct. 3, 1847; born S.C., 1761.

PAMELA JANE CALDWELL wife of John H. Caldwell, Danville, Ky.; daughter of Dr. John and Elizabeth Fleece; died Nov. 17, 1847 in the 32nd year of her age.

HARRIET ANN BURKS daughter of Robert Irvine, Botetourt Co., Va.; wife of Colonel Matthew H. Burks; died Wayne Co., Tenn., Sept. 7, 1847.


December 10, 1847

CATHERINE R. FLY daughter of Enoch Fly, died Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 5, 1847.

GEORGE EDWARD RAINS infant son of Rev. John Rains died December 6, 1847.

Judge THOMAS A. WILLIS born Lumberton, N.C., Feb. 22; l795; moved with parents to Natchez, Miss., 1800; died Hancock Co., Miss., Sept. 25, 1847; husband and father (3 daus., 2 sons).

SUSAN C. SUTTON, native of New Jersey; moved in youth to vicinity of Lexington, Ky.; joined Methodist Church, April 26, 182l; died Phillips Co., Ark., Dec. 2, 1847 in the 63rd year of her age.

MATILDA T. CAMPBELL died Warren Co., Tenn., Sept. 23, 1847 in the 16th year of her age.

JOHN CLARKE BRYANT son of Rev. N. A. D. and Susan E, Bryant, died Dickson Co., Tenn., recently, aged 9 months and 18 days old.

Tribute of Respect for Rev. JESSE GREENE and Rev. JOHN GLANVILLE, Methodist preachers in the St. Louis Conference, who died recently; by the Elders' meeting; undated.

MARK HARDEN MOSS son of Frederick and Ellen Moss; born Nov. 8, 1845; died Aug. 5, 1847. Green Co., Ky.


December 17, 1847

JAMES DENTON PATTON son of General James and Rebecca H. Patton, born May 10, 1827; died Perry Co., Ala., Oct. 17, 1847. His brother, THOS. WILLIAM CREAGH PATTON, born July 11, 1828; died November 11, 1847. Their father, General Patton, died Wayne Co., Miss., May 3, 1831 leaving his widow with four children.

"My Mother, "an obituary written by D. R. Martin for ANN MARTIN, wife of Alexander Martin born in Tenn., March 21, 1800; died Chariton Co., MO, Oct. 10, 1847. Her oldest daughter, PENELOPE B. ANDERSON, born Madison Co., Tenn., March 9, 1819; died Oct. 22, 1847.

CYNTHIA MURRELL daughter of Benjamin Bowmax; wife of Capt. James Murrell, Columbia, Ky.; died Nov. 4, 1847 in the 41st year of her age; wife and mother (8 children, the oldest a soldier in Mexico, the youngest about ten months old).

JOHN R. S. McVAY, native of Alabama; died in Oktibbeha Co., Miss., Sept. 15, 1847 in the 18th year of his age.

MARGARET ROGERS daughter of Abishai and Elizabeth Gunn; wife of Josiah Rogers; born Dickson Co., Tenn., June 2, 1809; died Wayne Co., Miss., Oct. 22, 1847.

LLOYED RAY MOORE youngest son of J. W. and Nellie Moore; died Nov. 23, 1847 aged 3 years, 9 months old [February 1844].


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MARIA REBECCA CHENOWETH, daughter of Dr. J. W. and Frances Chenoweth, born Madison Co., Ill., June 20, 1832; died Greenfield, MO, August 18, 1847.


December 24, 1847

ATTWOOD LOVE PLUMMER son of James R. and Elizabeth Plummer, died Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 14, 1847 aged 6 months, 14 days old [June 1847].

JOSHUA PEARRE born Montgomery Co., Maryland, Nov. 22, 1756; veteran of the Revolutionary War; moved to Tennessee about 1813; died October 1847.

ELIZABETH DEMPSEY wife of Colonel John Dempsey, died in Elyton, Ala., Nov. 18, 1847 in the 49th year of her age; had "large family of children."

ANDREW J. COPE born White Co., Tenn., July 12, 1823; died there, Sept. 8, 1847; husband and father (1 child).

GEORGE F. JOHNSON son of William Johnson (dec.); died Hardeman Co., Tenn., Nov. 10, 1847 in the 18th year of his age.

MARY ANN WALDEN daughter of A. H. Walden, died Monroe Co., MO, Nov. 25, 1847 in the 11th year of her age.

Rev. SAMUEL LEEPER died Oct. 10, 1847; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1846; labored as itinerant preacher in MO Conference.

WILLIAM BLAKE born Middlesex Co., Va., 1783; moved to Madison Co., Miss., 1818, then to Carroll Co., Miss. where he died Nov. 14, 1847.

POLLY MARKWOOD wife of David Markwood, died Oct. 1847 aged 36 years; born Athens County, Ohio, from which she moved in 1846 to Atchison Co., Mo.

SARAH SIMPSON born in Virginia, 1784; died Nov. 5, 1847. Buried near Salem Campground, Green Co., Arkansas.

MARY JANE WALDEN, native of Virginia, wife of R. H. Walden; moved from Rappahannock Co., Va. to Palmyra, MO, later to Monroe Co., MO, where she died Oct. 4, 1847 in the 35th year of her age.

ANNA B. DUDLEY born Prince George Co., Va., Dec. 2l, 1763; moved with parents to North Carolina; married Colonel Guilford Dudley, Halifax Co., N.C., May 23, 1784; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn., 1807, then to Franklin, Tenn., 1825. Her husband died Feb. 3, 1833. She died in Franklin, Dec. 6, 1847.


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