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


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Addendum for 1847

Additional death notice entries overlooked in initial search in the NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE for this year.

January 8, 1847

Captain JOSEPH MILLER, Nashville, "one of the oldest steamboat masters on the western waters," died December 31, 1846 from a pistol shot wound of two weeks duration.


January 15, 1847

WILLIAM FORREST, a Tennessee volunteer [Mexican War] was shot by a tavern-keeper in Monterey [Monterrey], Mexico, November 28, 1846; son of Martha W. Forrest, Nashville.

Remains of JAMES ALLISON "who fell in the battle of Monterey [Monterrey]" [Sept. 24, 1846] were returned to Nashville, Tenn. for burial.


April 2, 1847

Communique. Among the soldiers killed at the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico, Feb. 22- 23, 1847, were:
Captain LINCOLN, Ass't. Adj. General, U.S. Army;
Colonel [Archibald] YELL, Arkansas;
Captain MOORE and Adjutant VAUGHAN;
Colonel McKEE and Lt.-Colonel CLAY;
Captain WILLIS, 2nd Kentucky Infantry;
Colonel HARDIN and Major GAMON, Illinois Brigade.


April 30, 1847

Editor(s) of the ADVOCATE attended the funeral of Mrs. SIMPKINS at Zion Methodist Church, six miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee.


July 30, 1847

MARTHA ASHBY wife of the Rev. Benjamin Ashby, Cariton Co., MO, died June 25, 1847.


October 15, 1847

MELISSA JANE ROBERSON daughter of Judge Bennett Roberson died July 17, 1847 in the 14th year of her age.

HARRIET HORINE wife of Dr. H. P. Horine, died Green Co., Ky., July 31, 1847 after an illness of more than six years.

JOHN HENRY DOYEL son of Dr. Jacob G. and Hannah Doyel, died Moneteau Co., MO, June 17, 1847 in the 35th year of his age; husband and father (3 children).


December 17, 1847

A. D. OVERALL born Rutherford Co., Tenn., October 9, 1824; joined Methodist Church, 1837; Methodist preacher-Arkansas Conference; died of congestive chill, recently, while going home to visit his father.


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Addenda for 1848

Additional death notice entries overlooked in initial search in the NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE for this year.

January 21, 1848

Rev. BURWELL B. ABERNATHY, Methodist preacher, Wartrace circuit, Tennessee Conference; died Jackson Co., Tennessee, December 29, 1847.


February 4, 1848

RICHARD H. BEAL, graduate of Randolph-Macon College, Virginia, advertised that he was willing "to take charge of a school in a good neighborhood." Address him at Franklin, Tennessee.


February 11, 1848

ELIZA JANE LUTON wife of Andrew J. Luton; daughter of Rev. Allen and Peggy Elliott; died Stewart County, Tenn., December 25, 1847.


February 18, 1848

WILLIAM WICKERHAM died Crawford Co., MO, December 23, 1847 aged between 55-60 years old.


March 31, 1848

WILLIAM WHITMAN HEARN son of Whitman Hill and Aurilia Hearn, Madison County, Tenn., born October 31, 1847; died February 26, 1848.


April 7, 1848

WILEY JONES and his family left Brunswick Co., Va. about 15/18 years ago; if they would write to the clerk of Brunswick County "they will hear something to their interest."


April 21, 1848

THOMAS WILLIAM HOLT born McMinn Co., Tenn., April 2, 1824; died Ft. Scott, MO, Dec. 24, 1847; husband and father (2 children).


May 26, 1848

JULIUS A. JACKSON died Shelby Co., MO, March 20, 1848 in the 56th year of his age.


June 2, 1848

LUCY D. BILES wife of Rev. M. H. Biles; born North Carolina; moved to Smith Co., Tenn.; died DeKalb Co., Tenn., March 1, 1848.


July 7, 1848

THOMAS CRUTCHER, native of Virginia, died Carrollton, Miss., June 7, 1848 in the 78th year of his age. "With John Taylor of Caroline and Patrick Henry he was personally acquainted."


July 14, 1848

ETHELDRED WILLIAMS born Halifax Co., N.C., 1792; moved to Nashville, Tenn., 1809; an alderman, Nashville; freemason; died July 8, 1848.


August 4, 1848

GARRY SIMS, Eutaw, Green Co., Ala., wrote on July 21, 1848 that he was searching for the children of LEWIS BURNNUM who moved from his home county about 5 years ago, supposedly settling in Mississippi. Their names were WILSON, GARRY, BENJAMIN and EADY (daughter) BURNNUM; they had a small legacy from their grandfather BAIN in North Carolina.


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August 11, 1848

Tribute of Respect for Rev. JAMES C. MAHAN, a Methodist circuit preacher who died July 1, 1848; by the Quarterly Conference, Murry Circuit, Memphis Conference, dated July 22, 1848.


September 1, 1848

JOHN B. RICE born Sumner Co., Tenn.; died there, July 2, 1848 in the 48th year of his age.


October 13, 1848

DAVID SORRELLS born Burke Co., N.C., 1775; moved to Bedford Co., Tenn. when about 25/26 years old; later moved to Perry County and in 1840 to Henderson County, Tennessee where he died August 16, 1848; active Methodist layman.


October 20, 1848

REBECCA C. OWEN wife of Rev. B. H. Owen; daughter of Benjamin West; born Mecklenburg Co., N.C., July 25, 1811; died June 30, 1848.

DELILAH SLOVER daughter of James and Jane Gilbreth; born in Illinois; married Rev. Calvin M. Slover, Oct. 20, 1846; died Sept. 5, 1848, Union Co., Arkansas.


November 17, 1848

J. R. WESLEY CONNERLY, native of Newberry Dist., S.C., moved, to Pickens Co., Ala., 1835 where he died Oct. 7, 1848; husband and father (3 children).

Hon. DIXON H. LEWIS, United States Senator from Alabama died in New York, October 25, 1848 aged 46 years, 2 months and 15 days old [August 10, 1802].

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1974, Washington, D.C., 1974, pages 1286-1287:

LEWIS, Dixon Hall, a Representative and a Senator from Alabama; born on Bothwick plantation, Dinwiddie County, Va., August 10, 1802; moved to Hancock County, Ga., with his parents in 1806; was graduated from Mount Zion Academy and from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1822; moved to Autauga County, Ala., the same year; was admitted to the bar in 1823 and commenced the practice of law in Montgomery, Ala.; member of the State house of representatives 1825-1827; elected as a State Rights Democrat to the Twenty-first and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, to April 22, 1844, when he resigned, having been appointed Senator; appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William R. King; reelected in 1847 and served from April 22, 1844, until his death in New York City October 25, 1848; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.


December l5, 1848

SUSAN AMANDA GARNER daughter of Lewis and Louisa Garner, Rutherford Co., Tenn., died October 3, 1848 aged 10 years, 10 months and 11 days. [November 27, 1837].


Addenda for 1849

January 19, 1849

MARY CAMPBELL KELLEY daughter of Rev. John and M. L. Kelley; born July 30, 1839; baptized May 16, 1841; joined Methodist Church, Jan. 19, 1848; died sometime before December 28, 1848 when her obituary was written by James R. Plummer.

Deaths from Cholera in Nashville:
ELIZABETH SATTERFIELD, aged 46 years, February 2, 1849;
AMANDA STROWDER, aged 18 years, died February 2, 1849;
VIOLET, free black woman, aged 60, died February 1/2, 1849;
ISAM, black slave, aged 35, died February 5, 1849;
SAMUEL HODGE, aged 27, died February 5, 1849;
BENJAMIN KING, aged 12 years, died February 5, 1849;
CATHERINE M. CULLY, aged 30 year, died February 5, 1849


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March 16, 1849

INFORMATION WANTED. WEST T. JOHNSON left Jackson, Madison Co., Tenn., 8/10 years ago; Berry Davis, Medon, Tennessee wants to know his present whereabouts.


May 18, 1849

MARY D. FOWLER wife of Cyrus Fowler; daughter of Rev. M. L. Eads; died Canton, Miss., Dec. 23, 1848 aged about 22 years.

Major T. D. CONNELL died Bossier Parish, La., March 28, 1849; cholera.


June 8, 1849

LEASURE COX, nee Pace born Halifax Co., Va.; married Tunstall Cox (died 1809); moved to Bourbon Co., Ky., then to Frankfort, Ky., 1807; moved to Hardinsburg, Ky., 1831; died February 22, 1849.

WILLIAM A. PRATT died DeKalb Co., Tenn., May 12, 1849 in the 39th year of his age.


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