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


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July 6, 1849

ALBERT H. WYNNE born and reared in Wilson Co., Tenn.; a resident of Nashville for several years; prominent businessman of this city; official in the McKendree Methodist Church. Died Dec. 29, 1849; cholera.

Students participating in commencement exercises, LaGrange College, Alabama, June 7, 1849:
WILLIAM A. DUNKLIN, Burnsville, Ala.;
S. K. F. SCRUGGS, Athens, Ala.;
JESSE W. GARTH, Decatur, Ala.;
P. N. G. RENCH, Franklin Co., Ala.;
ANDREW J. SYKES, Lawrence Co., Ala.;
SAMUEL K. LILE, Monroe Co., Miss.;
D. L. WILSON, Leighton, Ala.;
THOMAS C. WEIR, Columbus, Miss.;
N. G. AUGUSTUS, Noxubee Co., Miss.;
THOMAS G. RICE, Florence, Alabama.

SARAH CONN died Coffee Co., Tenn., Jan. 8, 1849 aged 75 years; native of Maryland; came to Tennessee about 1810; wife of Richard J. Conn.

JOHN SLATER born Claiborne Co., Miss., Jan. 21, 1830; joined Methodist Church August 1848; died Yazoo Co., Miss., Dec. 3, 1848.


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E. O. CHAMBERS born April 4, 1776; moved to Person Co., N.C., 1796, where he lived for 12 years; then to Giles Co., Tenn. where he lived 7 years; then to Lauderdale Co., Ala. and lived there 12 years; then to Tipton Co., Tenn. where he died May 9, 1849.

MARGARET LEMONS died in the residence of her father, Malcom Lemons, Yazoo County, Miss., May 4, 1849 in the 19th year of her age.

RACHEL JANE HAYS daughter of Harmon (dec.) and Elizabeth Hays; died in the residence of R. H. Cage, Yazoo County, Miss., May 22, 1849 aged about 22 years.

MARY McCARY daughter of Matthew and Rachel Hubbard; wife of Josiah McCary; died May 4, 1849; buried in Rock Hill Churchyard, Missouri.

SAMUEL H. SEARS born Simpson Co., Ky., Dec. 22, 1815; died May 16, 1849. [Jackson Co., MO?]

MARY EVELINE WESTMORELAND daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Westmoreland died Giles Co., Tenn., May 19, 1849 aged 22 years, 7 months and 10 days old [October 9, 1826].

ELIZABETH PARKER SURRATT born July 8, 1823; married William W. Sarratt, Jan. 20, 1847; died recently in Mississippi.

Tribute of Respect for JAMES K. POLK, early member of Columbia, Tennessee Masonic Lodge #31; by Cornersville Masonic Lodge #126, dated June 21, 1849.


July 13, 1849

CAROLINE J. POLK daughter of R. and J. [Joyce] B. Polk, died Columbia, Tenn., April 9, 1849 aged 3 months and 9 days old [January 1, 1849].

WILLIAM McGHEE born Prince Edward Co., Va., 1788; moved to Henry Co., Tenn., 1842; died June 18, 1849.

JAMES R. APPLING died Montgomery Co., MO, April 29, 1849 in the 27th year of his age.

NICHOLAS MORGAN ELLIS oldest of the two sons of Rev. Ira and Mary Ellis; born Granville [Greenville?] Co., Va., Sept. 1, 1796; married Mary, daughter of Starling Gunn, Caswell Co., N.C., Sept. 1, 1819; lived in Pittsylvania Co., Va. until he moved in 1829 to Christian Co., Ky., where he died April 24, 1849. His brother, Ira I. Ellis, submitted his obituary.

MARTHA SCOTT wife of Major Chasteen Scott, Boon Co., Ky., died May 30, 1849.

CHARLES R. KINCHELOE son of Elias Kincheloe, Nelson Co., Ky., born there, Nov. 23, 1811; died Henry Co., Ky., May 28, 1849.

CATHARINE CARNEAL wife of Josiah Carneal died Chambers Co., Ky., June 8, 1849 in the 39th year of her age.

ELIZABETH E. SAMUEL wife of Edward M. Samuel; daughter of Jesse and David (sic) Garner; died Clay Co., MO, May 17, 1849 in the 28th year of her age.

JAMES ELIZABETH [sic] WESSON son of John and Sarah Wesson born Feb. 7, 1849; died Mar. 28, 1849.

SARAH JAMES PHILIPS wife of Sterling Philips died June 13, 1849 in the 37th year of her age.

RACHEL HILL wife of Thomas Hill, born Posey Co., Indiana, Jan. 7, 179_; daughter of John and Permelia Burlison; moved to Kentucky in 1832; to Arkansas in 1837; died Fulton Co., Ky., June 1, 1849.

P. ECHOLS [male] born May 20, 1825; died March 13, 1849.

MARY A. E. BALLENTINE daughter of Wilson M. and Affey Ballentine, died Dyer Co., Tenn., May 14, 1849 in the 18th year of her age.

BRUNETTA W. KINSWORTHY daughter of David and Sarah Props; born Smith Co., Tenn., Oct. 9, 1812; married Ezekiel Kinsworthy, 1838; died Hempstead Co., Ark., May 25, 1849.


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July 20, 1849

GEORGE N. NELLS and Mrs. MARY A. BARNETT (aged 38 years), on their way to visit MARIA LOUISA ROBERTS, ill in Pike Co., MO, while riding a buggy were struck and killed by lightning, June 14, 1849. Miss Roberts died that same day in the 19th year of her age.

ELIZA GILES wife of Robert Giles; daughter of R. M. and Caroline Spicer, died Holly Springs, Miss., June 14, 1849 aged 19 years and 3 months old [March 1830].

EMMA FRANCES HENDERSON inft. dau. of Rev. S. J. Henderson, Memphis, Tenn.; died June 29, 1849.

MARY BELCHER wife of Freeman Belcher, Lovelaceville, Ky., died June 1, 1849; native of Framingham, Mass.; married in 1834.

MERTISAN VIRGINIA DIXON daughter of John L. and Nancy Dixon born Sept. 26, 1845; died June 30, 1849. Madison Co., Alabama.

EMALY McGEHEE wife of A. McGehee, Bolivar Co., Miss., died June 5, 1849 in the 19th year of her age; dropsy.

Judge FREDERICK B. NELSON died Athens, Ala., June 30, 1849 in the 59th year of his age; surviving were his second wife, two daughters, several sons, including Thomas H. He settled in Limestone County, Ala. in 1819 (and was judge of its county court for about nine years).

EPHRAIM SHERRILL born Lincoln Co., N.C., Oct. 15, 1797; died Robertson Co., Tenn., June 18, 1849; cholera.

WILLIAM J. WANN, student, LaGrange College, Alabama, died in July 1849.

Rev. WILLIAM LASLEY died Bowling Green, Ky., July 1, 1849.


July 27, 1849

SARAH E. AUSTIN died near Nashville, Tenn., July 9, 1849.

Mrs. SOPHIA C. CHILDRESS died there, July 18, 1849.

HARRIET H. WRIGHT daughter of John O. Wright died near Nashville, Tenn., July 13, 1849 aged 6 years.

GEORGE R. HUNDLEY son of T. N. and Martha Hundley died Nashville, Tenn., June 28, 1849; whooping cough; aged about 3 months.

ROBERT S. TODD, esq., Kentucky, died July 16, 1849.

Dr. BENJAMIN B. FISHER born in Virginia, Oct. 22, 1815; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., May 16, 1849; had been a resident of Louisiana and served in its legislature.

SARAH DAVIS daughter of William and Mary North; wife of Young Davis; died May 22, 1849 in the 43rd year of her age; two daughters.

MARTHA ANN ATKINS wife of A. G. Atkins, born in MO, April 18, 1830; died Ft. Gibson, Cherokee Nation, April 3, 1849; married August 17, 1847.

SUSANNAH JOHNSTON daughter of Henry and Catharine Peters, born Sevier Co., Tenn., May 22, 1802; moved with parents to Jackson Co., Ala., 1823; married Michael Johnston, Jan. 20, 1825; moved to Crawford Co., Ark., 1834 where she died April 23, 1849. Baptist. Twelve children.

MARGARET O. TAYLOR oldest daughter of David and Rebecca Brandon; born Halifax Co., Va., Nov. 1, 1801; married Charles D. Taylor, Dec. 18, 1821 and moved to Madison Co., Tenn., 1831 where he died Dec. 7, 1846 and she died April 22, 1849.

NANCY WILSON born Orange Co., N.C., Jan. 7, 1784; daughter of Edward and Mary Wortham; married John Wilson, Aug. 12, 1802; he died about 1812 and she moved to Bedford Co., Tenn. about 1820; died May 22, 1849.

JOHN WRIGHT born Brunswick Co., Va., May 1, 1770; died Allen Co., Ky., March 14, 1849; moved to Allen Co. in 1805; husband and father (5 daus., 7 sons).


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AMANDA BROOKS died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 10, 1849 in the 20th year of her age.

TERRY W. STARK born June. l3, 1807; died Logan Co., Ky., July 11, 1849; husband and father (8 children).

ALBERT H. MILLER son of Samuel and Polly A. Miller; born Dec. 21, 1826; died May 24, 1849.

MAGARET MOORES wife of Rev. Josiah Moores; born N.C., 1774; married in 1795; joined Methodist Church, 1822; died Ouachita Co., Ark., April 10, 1849; among her children was Rev. William Moore, presiding elder, Washington District, Arkansas Conference.

WILSON ORR, native of Louisa Co., Va.; died Jefferson Co., Tenn., April 27, 1849 in the 63rd year of his age.


August 3, 1849

Mrs. ELIZABETH JAMES daughter of John Duke; born Wake Co., N.C., 1770; moved with parents to Tennessee in 1793; married Thoma James, 1796. Her daughter, MARY T. JONES; born in 1801. Her daughter-in-law, MARY E., wife of John D. Jones and daughter of Samuel Scott, Jefferson Co., Miss., born 1829. All three women died recently of cholera.

HARRIET FRANCES PORTER daughter of Nathaniel and Ann Porter; born April 23, 1845; died May 26, 1849. Bedford Co., Tennessee.

SARAH E. AUSTIN, died Nashville, Tenn., July 9, 1849 in the 23rd year of her age.

SOPHIA C. CHILDRESS died [July 18, 1849] near Nashville, Tenn. in the 23rd year of her age.

SUSAN H. BASS wife of Augustine Bass died in the residence of her brother, Major J. W. Hurlton, near Nashville, Tenn., June 9, 1849 in the 28th year of her age.

JESSE DAZEY died in residence of his son, Kendall Dazey, Marshall Co., Tenn., June 30, 1849 in the 70th year of his age.

JANE TRINDLE wife of John Trindle, Ray Co., MO, died June 7, 1839 in the 20th year of her age.

Rev. JACOB ARNOLD died July 27, 1849 nearly 24 years old; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, Oct. 25, 1844; local Methodist preacher; alumnus, Augusta College.

WILLIAM NEW born Patrick Co., Va., April 20, 1820; died May 23, 1849. Died St. Louis Co., MO; lived in Carrollton, MO.

MARY ANN LEWIS daughter of Joel Payne; wife of Dr. William G. Lewis; died Jacksonport, Ark., June 11, 1849 in the 25th year of her age; two children.

SUSAN F. FLOWERRY daughter of Benjamin and Margaret F. Glasscock; born in Virginia; moved with parents to MO and married John Richard Flowerry, Oct. 12, 1839; died May 27, 1849; consumption; five children.


August 10, 1849

SARAH CLEMENTS wife of Major Benjamin Clements died in residence of her son, Jesse B. Clements, near Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 4, 1849; born near Guilford, N.C., March 15, 1784.

THOMAS CLAIBORNE SAUNDERS born Madison Co., Ala., Feb. 28, 1816; died Chicot Co., Ark., June, 21, 1849; graduate of LaGrange College, Ala., 1837; moved to Harrison Co., Texas in 1838; married a daughter of John Webster; she soon died, leaving an infant son, Webster, twelve days old; moved to Ark. in 1839; married a daughter of Major Pettit, Jan. 28, 1849; died of cholera.

THOMAS CHURCH born Oct. 11, 1766; died May 25, 1849. Williamson Co., Tenn.

JOHN H. BALLEW born Jan. 3, 1817; died Jan. 21, 1849, Henderson Co., Tennessee.

CALEB MAXEY born Buckingham Co., Va., April 16, 1767; died Cumberland Co., Ky., May 6, 1849.


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SALLY CARMAN daughter of Charles and Jane McMurry; wife of John Carman; died June 21, 1849 in the 56th year of her age. Smith County, Tennessee.

ELLA J. ALMAND daughter of T. S. and M. A. Almand, born Oct. 1, 1847; died July 20, 1849 at the Nashville campground.

PRIESTLY MAULDING, native of Russellville, Ky., moved to. Tenn., 1821; married Catharine Poor, 1823; moved to Bowie Co., Texas, 1836, where he died April 16, 1849; pneumonia; 8 children.

MARTHA C. MARTIN, Robertson Co., Tennessee, daughter of Rev. Thomas and Nancy Martin, born Sept. 29, 1828; died June 14, 1849.

ELENORA and EUDORA McGEE, sisters and children of Luton and Clementine McGee, born Feb. 19, 1849; the former died June 25, 1849; the latter died June 30, 1849.


August 17, 1849

Colonel BURCHETT DOUGLASS son of Elmore Douglass; born Sumner Co., Tenn.; served in War of 1812; served in the state legislature; moved to Somerville, Tenn., 1836 and served in the state legislature again; president of the Branch Bank of Tennessee; died recently. [BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, edited by R. M. McBride, volume 1, 1975, pages 210-211. Burchett Douglass born Oct. 6, 1793. Died Fayette Co., Tenn., July 31, 1849. Also, the present writer checked the dates on Douglass' tombstone in the Dancyville Methodist Churchyard and found them agree with those in the BDTG. ]

Rev. JACOB BROWN EBEY born Franklin Co., Ohio, Jan. 12, 1828; licensed to preach in the Methodist Church, Nov. 1846; entered itinerant ministry, Rochester mission but his health failed; he died Adair Co., MO, in residence of his father, Jacob Ebey, May 10, 1849.

HENRY E. JONES died Sumner Co., Tenn., April 30, 1849 in the 61st year of his age; read the Bible 23 times in 24 years.

BOLIVAR E. PHARES son of John C. and Elizabeth Phares born Greene Co., Ala., Mar. 10, 1825; joined Methodist Church, Dec. 1839; graduate, LaGrange College, Ala., June 1845; died Manattee, Florida, April 6, 1849.

MAHALA Y. CAPLINGER dau. of David Caplinger, Trible Co., Ky.; born Nov. 6, 1831; died July 23, 1849. Baptist.

ELIZA JANE BARKSDALE son of Samuel and Jane B. Crain; born Fleming Co., Ky., Sept. 23, 1821; married Rev. Daniel S. Barksdale, Feb. 2, 1841; died Fleming Co., Ky., July 10, 1849.

Rev. JOHN W. HANEY son of J. W. and M. S. Haney; born Herculunian, Maine, Oct. 27, 1821; married Ellen C. Geiger, 1842; local Methodist preacher; died Jefferson Co., MO, July 8, 1849.

MARY ANN STANFORD, nee McNeill, wife of James Stanford, Haywood Co., Tenn.; born N.C., Nov. 11, 1815; married Nov. 17, 1841; died April 22, 1849.

ROBERT JARVIS born in N.C., Dec. 10, 1805; moved to Miss., 1828; married Fidelia Church, July 5, 1832; died Tunica Co., Miss., June 22, 1849; six children.

Miss FONTAINE WATSON daughter of Mrs. Susan Leigh, died LaGrange, Ky., Aug. 1, 1849 aged 10 yrs.

WILLIAM TULLY CUNNINGHAM born Lauderdale Co., Ala., May 23, 1820; died March 16, 1849.

Masonic Tribute to Rev. J. D. W. RHODES who died June 12, 1849; by Masonic Lodge in Carrollville, Miss., dated June 13, 1849, of which lodge he had once been a member.


August 24, 1849

GREENWOOD PAYNE died near Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 21, 1849 aged about 27 years.

Dr. JOHN S. McNAIRY, superintendent of the Tennessee lunatic asylum, died Aug. 18, 1849.

Mrs. PHEBE PLAXCO died Tishomingo Co., Miss., June 9, 1849 aged 31 years, 10 months old [August 1818].


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Rev. WILLIAM LASLEY, Louisville Conference, son of Rev. Thomas Lasley; born Jan. 2, 1820; entered itinerant Methodist ministry in the' Kentucky Conference, 1840. Died Bowling Green, Ky., July 1, 1849. His son, FIELDING THOMAS LASLEY died July 12, 1849 aged 18 months and 19 days old [January 23, 1848].

WYAT BINGHAM born Hanover Co., Va., June 10, 1792; died May 23, 1849, Saline Co., MO.

MARY JORDEN wife of Hiram Jorden, died Talladega Co., Ala., July 14, 1849 in the 23rd year of her age.

SARAH KEARNES wife of Mounteville Kearnes, died Franklin Co., Ky., July 25, 1849 in the 48th year of her age,

EIZA NANCY FRALEY daughter of J. M. and A. M. Fraley, born Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 20, 1848; died June 20, 1849.


August 31, 1849

WILLIAM THOMAS BAIRD son of Charles Baird, Fayette Co., Tenn., died Aug. 7, 1849 in the 21st year of his age.

SARAH ELIZABETH STONE daughter of Rev. P. P. and Rebecca Stone, Tippah Co., Miss., died July 5, 1849 aged 2 months and 10 days old [April 25, 1849].

SUSAN MATILDA EVANS daughter of Dr. H. G. and Charlotte Evans died Neshoba Co., Miss., June 18, 1849 in the 19th year of her age.

LUCRETIA HILL wife of Harris Hill; born Jefferson Co., Miss.; died in same county, July 19, 1849 in the 48th year of her age.

FRANCES T. LEE wife of John A. Lee, born Stewart Co., Tenn.; died there, July 16, 1849; married Dec. 7, 1829; eight children.

SAMUEL WELLS was injured while working on a public road and died August 2, 1849, Maury Co., Tenn.; husband and father (1 child).

Colonel RICHARD CALLAWAY, Salem, Franklin Co., Tenn.; born 1771; married Margaret Wills, 1791; an early resident of Kentucky; served in the that state's legislature; moved to Franklin Co., Tenn., 1805; fought in War of 1821; died June 4, 1849. Baptist.

ANN DIEFFENWIERTH wife of Rev. P. H. Dieffenwierth died July 14, 1849. Louisiana.

WILLIAM E. MOORMAN son of Charles W. and Maria A. Moorman, died Aug. 9, 1849 aged 5 years, 5 months and 7 days old [March 2, 1844].

SARAH L. CHRISTISON daughter of Joseph and Nancy Tippet; born Lawrence Co., Tenn., May 4, 1822; moved with parents to Pulaski Co., MO, 1831; married William Vann, 1836; moved to Bates Co., MO, 1842 where her husband died; returned to Pulaski County and married Josiah Christison, June 4, 1848; died April 21, 1849.

WILLIAM V. NORTON son of William Norton; born Marion Dist., S.C., May 6, 1807; moved with parents to Alabama in 1826; died Barbour Co., Ala., June 12, 1849; husband and father (8 ch.)

SAMUEL DOWNARD father of Rev. Hiram T. Downard, Louisville Conference; born Fayette Co., Pa., Feb. 24, 1785; moved with parents to Pendleton Co., Ky.; married Hannah T., widow of Thomas Walton; moved to Campbell Co., Ky., 1837; died August 1, 1849.

Rev. RICHARD JOHNSON died Sumner Co., Tenn., June 22, 1849 in the 90th year of his age. Revolutionary War veteran; well-known Methodist preacher in Va., Tenn. and Ky. conferences; ordained deacon, Sept. 1799; ordained elder, Nov. 1812. "His zeal for the cause of God and the salvation of the human race did not abate as age crept on but he preached the last Sabbath he was able to ride on horseback."[In his pension application S2664, dated August 1832, Johnson stated that he served in the Virginia Line when he lived in Hanover County, Virginia. He was living in Sumner Co., Tenn. in 1832.]


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JOHN WILSON, Revolutionary War veteran, born in Virginia, Nov. 18, 1763; married in N.C., Feb. 28, 1783; entered Methodist ministry in Ky.; settled in Barren Co., Ky. where he died recently.

"Sister" NUNN wife of Hugh Nunn; born Henderson Co., Ky., Nov. 11, 1813; married Feb. 8, 1838; joined Methodist Church, Feb. 1843; died April 23, 1849.

WILLIE BILBO JOSLIN son of Lewis and Delia M. Joslin, died August 5, 1849 aged 3 years, 8 months and 5 days old.


September 7, 1849

LAURA ANN ROGERS oldest daughter of Michael W. and Eliza A. Rogers, formerly of Coosa Co., Ala.; died Harrison Co., Texas, July 27, 1849 aged 8 years and 3 days old [July 24, 1841].

MARGARET PILES wife of William Piles, Daviess Co., MO, died April 2, 1849; native of Va.; moved with parents to Monroe Co., Ohio where she married; moved on to Missouri.

ISABELLA McCOLLOCK wife of John A. McKendree, died Fayette Co., Tenn.; recently, in the 36th year of her age; daughter of Joseph and Rose [ ]ving.

CHARLOTTY MITCHEL wife of William Mitchel, Poinsett Co., Ark., died June 25, 1849; daughter of Robert and Elizabeth McALISTER; born Cape Girardeau, MO, Jan. 27, 1815; married July 1, 1831; ten children, five surviving her.

GRAY B. MEDLIN born Franklin Co., N.C., Jan. 30, 1803; moved to Wilson Co., Tenn., 1822, then to west Tennessee, to Madison County, 1833, where he died July 24, 1849.

ELIZABETH GRACE wife of W. D. Grace died Canton, Ky., July 6, 1849.

MARY DAVENPORT born Franklin Co., Va., Mar. 31, 1788; married Joseph Davenport, April 12, 1812; died August 6, 1849.

SIMON HANCOCK born June 6, 1717; died four miles from Lebanon, Tenn. August 4, 1849; cholera.


September 14, 1849

NANCY HUFFAKER wife of M. Huffaker; born Fentress Co., Tenn., Jan. 21, 1816; died Wayne Co., Ky., August 6, 1849; married July 14, 1831 and moved to Wayne County; two daughters.

JAMES McCASLAND born Jefferson Co., Ky., Oct. 17, 1791; when young went to live in Louisville, Ky. and later lived in Newcastle, Ky. where he died July 20, 1849; he and his wife had a son (died of cholera, 1833) and a daughter.

MARTHA COOPER wife of George Cooper; native of Craven Co., N.C.; a resident of Haywood County, Tenn., 1835-1845; died Newbern, N.C., Aug. 15, 1849 in the 63rd year of her age.

BENJAMIN ROGGERS son of Matthew and Rebecca Roggers died in 25th year of his age, June 1849, while in a group traveling to California.

MARY JANE P. FERRIL born St. Charles Co., Maryland, Nov. 1, 1833; died in same county, Aug. 5, 1849. A tribute in her memory by staff of Meadow Dale Sunday School in which she had taught; dated August 10, 1849.

KINCHEN W. MOORE born May 4, 1824; died Sumner Co., Tenn. July 20, 1849.

JOYCE B. POLK born Abbeville Dist., S.C., July 10, 1818; died Columbia, Tenn., July 28, 1849; wife and mother (2 children).

MARY COLMS daughter of Stephen H. and Harriet Colms died Aug. 29, 1849 aged 5 years and about 2 months old.


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September 21, 1849

SARAH FRANCES WRIGHT daughter of John O. and Amanda Wright, died Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 1849 aged 1 year and 11 days old [September 6, 1848].

LEVI CASSITY of the firm, Martin, Cassity and &., a cotton factory near Florence, Ala., died 2.5 miles from Florence, Sept. 3, 1849. Born Bath Co., Ky., Mar. 21, 1798; four children.

JOHN WALKER died in Ky., Aug. 18, 1849, aged 68 years; born in Maryland; moved. to Woodford Co., Ky. where he much later died; husband and father (2 daughters).

F. N. M. DRAKE, merchant, Lebanon, Tenn., died August 4, 1849. His wife, MARTHA DRAKE, died two days later. Also, from Lebanon, JOHN KELLY PEYTON son of Joseph M. and Elizabeth Peyton, died August 6, 1849 aged 4 years and a few months old.

MARY M. PALMER wife of W. E. Palmer, Fayette Co., Tenn.; born Dinwiddie Co., Va., Mar. 17, 1822; moved with parents to Tennessee; died in residence of her father, Thomas H. Manson, Montgomery Co., Tenn., July 25, 1849.

SUSAN H. BOLLING wife of John L. Bolling; daughter of J. P. Mitchell, Boyle Co., Ky.; died July 27, 1849 aged about 28 years.

REBECCA WELBOURNE PETTUS wife of William R. Pettus; daughter of John and Elizabeth Love; born Southampton Co., Va., April 27, 1812; died August 29, 1849.

MARTHA F. OSBORN daughter of Robert M. and Parmelia G. Osborn; died Wesley, Haywood Co., Tenn., July 1, 1849 aged 17 years, 3 months and 3 days old [March 28, 1832].

CHARLES J. LENEAR born in Virginia, Oct. 15, 1813; moved to Tennessee in 1836; died Carroll Co., Tenn., August 22, 1849. [This name is properly spelled LANIER.]

SUSANNAH B. KING daughter of Edward E. and Elizabeth Traylor; wife of Hugh S. King; died Denmark, Tenn., June 18, 1849 aged 30 years and 8 months old [October 18, 1818].

SALLY F. STEPHENS, nee Stacy, wife of William A. Stephens, born March 22, 1804; married Nov. 11, 1823; died Marshall Co., Tenn., July 5, 1849.

JOSEPHINE AMELIA SOMERVILLE daughter of William A. and Helen R. Somerville, born April 24, 1848; died Tipton Co., Tenn., August 19, 1849.

MARIAH CHARLOTTE HAWKINS daughter of John L. and Sarah E. Hawkins, formerly of Giles Co., Tenn.; died Ashley Co., Ark., July 14, 1849.


September 28, 1849

Rev. BOOTH MALONE son of William and Lucretia Malone; born Dinwiddie Co., Va., June 6, 1779; married Peggy Norsworthy, March 19, 1801; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1804; ordained deacon, 1815; moved to Wilson Co., Tenn., 1810; on September 22, 1846 he was dragged in an accident by his horse, breaking a thigh bone. He died in Tippah Co., Miss., in residence of his son-in-law, Colonel F. T. Leake, June 14, 1849.

Rev. E. W. RHODES, Methodist preacher; labored long in the Memphis Conference. His brother, JAMES D. RHODES, also reported to have died recently, "stricken by lightning."

SAMUEL C. WILLIAMS born Jan. 6, 1814; married June 7, 1838; died Shelby Co., Tenn., July 13, 1849.

RICHARDSON P. HIGGERSON son of Samuel and Sally Higgerson born Louisa Co., Va., Nov. 26, 1786; died in Sumner Co., Tenn., May 21, 1849; married Jane Malory, Robertson Co., Tenn., March 16, 1810.

LUCINDA SUSAN CARR daughter of R. D. C. and E. A. Carr, died Nov. 7, 1848 aged 3 years, 7 months and 19 days old [March 18, 1846].

NARCISSA M. NEWBY born 1824; died July 29, 1849. Warren Co., Tennessee.

EMMA CAROLINE WHITE daughter of Dr. James B. and Susan White; born April 21, 1847; died Columbia, Ky., August 5, 1849.


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T. J. BAILEY born Charlotte Co., Va., April 7, 1816; his wife, ELIZABETH O. BAILEY, born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Oct. 12, 1822; they married October 12, 1842 and moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. in the fall of 1848; their son, WILLIAM BAILEY, died June 18, 1849 aged 1 year and 4 months old. She died of bilious fever, July 11, 1849; he died July 22, 1849.

LOUISA JANE ARNOLD daughter of Rev. William B. and Lucinda Arnold; born Dec. 11, 1833; died Hempstead Co., Ark., June 6, 1849.

JOHN RANSOM died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Sept. 9., 1849 in the 57th year of his age; native of North Carolina.

ANNA SMITH wife of A. W. Smith, born Nov. 19, 1791; married Dec. 20, 1809; died Maury Co., Tenn., August 3, 1849. Their daughter, HARRIET A. SMITH, born Dec. 6, 1831; died August 11, 1849.

HANNAH J. CRUMP died near Gallatin, Tenn., August 31, 1849 in the 19th year of her age.

JOHN B. COLE died Fayette Co., Ala., Aug. 30, 1849 aged 46 years; husband and father (8 ch.)

MARTHA A. ATKINS daughter of Hugh G. and Eliza J. Atkins, died Columbia, Ky., July 3, 1849 in the 10th year of her age. Her sister, Ermine H., born June 27, 1848; died July 17, 1849.


October 5, 1849

Rev. A. J. CRANDALL died St. Louis, MO, September 12, 1849.

LUCY FRAZIER died Montgomery Co., Tenn., June 7, 1849 aged 21 years.

ALPINE ELIZABETH HILL daughter of Rev. W. B. and Matilda W. Hill died Shelby Co., Tenn., July 7, 1849.

ALFRED W. DOUGLASS died recently; refers readers to his obituary found in the TRUE WHIG, September 11, 1849 issue.

TENNESSEE YEATS died July 14, 1849 aged 17 years, 4 months and 14 days [March 14, 1832]; her sister, AMY FRANCES YEATS, died July 11, 1849 aged 2 months and 21 days old [April 20, 1849]. Children of John Yeats and wife. Shelby County, Tennessee.

ALBERT H. WYNN, esq., died June 29, 1849 in the 49th year of his age; lawyer, farmer, planter, successful businessman. Nashville, Tennessee. Born Wilson Co., Tenn.

ADALINE CURRIE daughter of Abram and Frances Whitaker; wife of William C. Currie; born Jefferson Co., Miss.; married April 14, 1836; died near Pecan Grove, La., August 28, 1849; typhoid fever.

CYNTHIA SHUMATE wife of Rev. George Shumate; daughter of Rev. William and Nancy Winds; died Camden Co., MO, July 16, 1849 in the 34th year of her age.

JOHN W. CECIL born Montgomery, Va., May 10, 1810; died June 15, 1849. His brother, SHELBY W. CECIL, died June 23, 1849 aged 25 years. Maury Co., Tennessee.

WILLIAM McCARSON died DeSoto Co., Miss., September 1, 1849 in the 60th year of his age.


October 12, 1849

ELANOR MOODY, nee Midgett, born Oct. 7, 1830; married David S. Moody, Dec. 21, 1848; died recently.

JOHN WINSTANDLEY born in Maryland, 1777; moved to Baltimore in 16th year; married in 1800; died Louisville, Ky., Sept. 15, 1849.

JAMES BACON died near Manchester, Tenn., Sept. 10, 1849 in the 61st year of his age.

ELIZABETH PHILLIPS born Nottoway Co., Va., Jan. 11, 1788; married William Phillips, 1808; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn., 1839 and in 2 years moved to Marshall Co., Miss. where she died July 7, 1849.

MARTHA JOHNSON wife of Matthew Johnson born Jan. 19, 1786; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 24, 1849.


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V. JONES ATKINSON died Yalobusha Co., Miss., Sept. 17, 1849 in the 20th year of his age.

RICHARD FORD born Lancaster Co., Va., July 4, 1778; died Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 6, 1849; moved to N.C., 1803; married Elizabeth Flowers, 1804; moved to Madison Co., Ala., 1812; moved to Mississippi in 1842.

MICAJAH T. PARNELL died ten miles west of Knoxville, Tenn., August 26, 1849 aged 49 years; was on his way to North Carolina to place his two daughters and a son in school.


October 19, 1849

ELIZABETH RICE, nee Organ, wife of Colonel John B. Rice, died Sumner Co., Tenn., August 21, 1849; her second son [unnamed] died Oct. 17, 1849 aged 23 years.

SILAS HESTON, JR. born Campbell Co., Va., Sept. 25, 1819; moved to Breckenridge Co., Ky., Nov. 1837, where he died Sept. 19, 1849.

REBECCA CASTELBERRY born March 16, 1800; died Tishomingo Co., Miss., Sept. 17, 1849.

HARRIETT HUTCHINSON wife of Samuel Hutchinson, Haywood Co., Tenn., born Wilson Co., Tenn., Sept. 5, 1807; moved with parents to Haywood County in 1827; married in 1837; died July 12, 1849. Daughter of Joshua and Susan Kelley.

JERUSHA WILSON wife of Thomas Wilson; daughter of John and Jerusha Vaughn; born in Va. about 1795; died Fayette Co., Tenn., Sept. 25, 1849.

GEORGE A. PERSINGER son of Elias and Louisa Persinger, died Northport, Ala., Sept. 20, 1849 in the 8th year of his age.

ZANE BOSON, a full-blooded Creek Indian woman, died recently.

REBECCA DUPREE daughter of Samuel and Sarah Francis, Southampton Co., Va.; died Fayette Co., Tenn., August 8, 1849 in the 62nd year of her age; she and her husband, Henry Dupree, had moved to Fayette County about ten years ago.

JAMES K. ROGERS died Paris, Tenn., Sept. 17, 1849 aged about 30 years; native of Dickson Co. Tennessee.

MARTHA FRANCES BYRD, youngest daughter of William S. and Martha Byrd, died July 4, 1849 in the 16th year of her age.

ROBERT ROBINSON born in Ireland, Feb. 3, 1796; migrated to U.S., April 1819; married Ann Eliza Goodall, Oct. 31, 182_; died Camden, Ark., August 24, 1849.

STEPHEN SADDLER died Camden, Ark., Sept. 10, 1849 aged 23 or 24 years old.

AMANDA M. KEELER wife of Oscar T. Keeler, born Aug. 23, 1829; died on her birthday, Aug. 23, 1849 in residence of her father, B. G. Hendrick.

SARAH POTTER wife of William W. Potter, died Sept. 16, 1849. Giles Co., Tennessee.


October 26, 1849

SARAH KING wife of William King, Williamson Co., Tenn.; born July 12, 1783; died August 22, 1849.

MARY A. COOKE wife of William B. Cooke, formerly of Hickman Co., Tenn.; died Beardstown, Tenn., Sept. 22, 1849; born Jan. 26, 1811.

ANN TENISON wife of Rev. Rutherford Tenison; born Burke Co., N.C., Sept. 25, 1808; married in 1832; moved to Ark., April 1849; died August 28, 1849. Her husband moved to Carroll Co., Ark. where he could be contacted.

EDWARD B. TURNER, native of Tennessee, moved with parents to Miss.; he moved to Texas, 1840; he died in Tyler, Texas July 19, 1849.

SARAH M. P. TULLOSS died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 11, 1849 in 19th year of her age.


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Colonel JAMES FENNEL died Morgan Co., Ala., July 8, 1849 in the 47th year of his age; husband and father (5 children).

OSCAR LEE CHAMBERS son of William C. and Sarah C. Chambers died Sept. 26, 1849 aged 3 years and 10 months old [November 1835].

ELIZA E. WILLETH died August 16, 1849 in the 17th year of her age. [Washington Co., Ark.?]

JACOB W. HATCHER died Bedford Co., Va., Sept. 23, 1849 in the 27th year of his age; husband and father (3 children).


November 2, 1849

ERVIN BELL born Smith Co., Tenn., Dec. 3, 1809; married Elizabeth G. Swan, Dec. 23, 1830; died Sept. 5, 1849.

HELEN JONES wife of Alfred Jones, Spring Creek, Madison Co., Tenn., born S.C., 1819; moved with parents to Madison Co., Tenn.; died Sept. 8, 1849.

TILMOND STONE born Spartanburg Dist., S.C., 1816; moved to Carroll Co., Tenn., 1830; to Jasper Co., Ala., 1840; to Monroe Co., Miss., 1844 where he died Sept. 17, 1849; husband and father (9 children).

BENJAMIN B. LANIER born Mecklenburg Co., Va., March 23, 1797; died Sept. 14, 1849. He and his wife, Mary's child, SARAH A. M. LANIER, born Dec. 30, 1847; died June 11, 1849.

ELIZABETH LUSK born Chester Dist., S.C., Aug. 9, 1783; daughter of Edward and Jane Lacey; moved with parents to Kentucky, 1799; married George V. Lusk; they moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1816; moved to Texas, 1835; she died Leon Co., Texas in residence of son, Colonel Robert O. Lusk, August 26, 1849.

WILLIAM C. MAY born Wake Co., N.C., 1796; moved to Sumner Co., Tenn., 1805; died Aug. 9, 1849.

ELIZA W. KENNEDAY daughter of John W. and Nancy A. Harris; born Randolph Co., N.C., Dec. 8, 1819; moved to Guilford Co., N.C. when young; moved again with parents to Madison Co., Tenn., 1836; married D. J. Kenneday, March 8, 1838; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. and then in August 1839 to Lafayette Co., Miss. where she died August 24, 1849.

ALPHA CATHARINE CUMMINS born Nov. 27, 1843; died Sept. 14, 1849. SAMUEL FLAKE CUMMINS born March 27, 1849; died Oct. 9, 1849; children of David and Elizabeth Cummins, Monroe Co., Mississippi.

FRANCIS IVY wife of Burrel Ivy died Sept. 22, 1849 aged about 65 years; near Aberdeen, Miss.

EMILY D. MICKELBERY born Wilson Co., Tenn., Mar. 21, 1807; daughter of William and Margaret Harris; married Robet Mickelbery, Oct. 23, 1823; died Miss. Co., Ark., July 13, 1849.

Tribute of Respect for WILLIAM R. ALEXANDER, dec.; by Milton Division #147, Sons of Temperance, dated October 15, 1849.


November 16, 1849

Rev. MESHACK BOYCE died Sept. 29, 1849 aged 68 years; admitted as Methodist preacher to South Carolina Conference in 1802; an itinerant preacher until he moved to Gates Co., Tenn. and afterwards was a local preacher; married Sarah Paine.

WILLIAM T. VAN, Talladega, Ala., born N.C., Oct. 12, 1812; moved with parents to Jefferson Co., Ala.; moved as an adult to Talladega; married Martha A., daughter of Charles and Feriba Carter, Feb. 1844; died August 18, 1849.

WILLIAM H. EVINS died Marshall Co., Tenn., Oct. 6, 1849.

HARRIET G. SMITH wife of J. E. Smith; daughter of Lemuel and Martha Bullock, formerly of Sabine Co., Texas; died Vermillion Parish, La., Sept. 21, 1849; two children.

CAESAR ASHNER McLAWKLIN born "on the very spot where he breathed his last," Ouachita Parish, La., May 20, 1801; died Oct. 9, 1849; moved to Louisiana, 1794; two children.


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NANCY A. FINLEY born Overton Co., Tennessee, March 5, 1829; died September 29, 1849

FRANCES ROBERTSON died Robertson Co., Tenn. in the residence of her mother, Lucy Elliott, August 30, 1849 in the 17th year of her age; wife of William Robertson.

ELVIRA BELL STITH daughter of Buckner J. and Mary Stith, died Sept. 10, 1849 aged 1 year and 8 months old [January 1848] [Flint Island, Kentucky?]

MARY FRANCES ALEXANDER daughter of Dr. J. T. and M. K. Alexander, died Oct. 5, 1849 aged 8 years.

JOHN WESLEY TAYLOR died Sept. 30, 1849 aged 2 years, 6 months and 17 days old [March 13, 1847]. "Our Son" as signed by Thomas D. Harwell, Pulaski, Tennessee.


November 23, 1849

ELIZA J. MALONE wife of Dr. T. Stith Malone, daughter of Captain Nicholas Davis; died Athens, Ala., November 3, 1849 in the 27th year of her age; 5 daus., 1 son.

ELIZABETH MIZELS born Greenville Co., Va., Sept. 3, 1815; moved with parents to Benton Co., Tenn.; joined Methodist Church there, at Lick Creek; married William Mizels, 1835; died October 6, 1849; six children.

LUCY McGINNES born Woodford Co.; Ky., Feb. 7, 1813; died Sept. 4, 1849.

REBECCA WHITE born Hardin Co., Tenn., Mar. 3, 1832; died in residence of George White, Lawrence Co., MO, Aug. 14, 1849; moved with parents to MO when young.

RUBEN REID died Sumter Co., Ala., Nov. 16, 1849 in the 44th year of his age.


November 30, 1849

ELIZABETH W. HUGHES died Obion Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1849 in the 19th year of her age.

JUDITH ANN DAVIDSON wife of O. J. W. Davidson, Obion Co., Tenn.; died Oct. 22, 1849 in the 25th year of her age.

SUSANNAH MURRAY, nee Sweezy, died Jackson Co., Tenn., Sept. 14, 1849 in the 66th year of her age.

WILMOTH YOUNG daughter of David and Elizabeth Austin; died Drew Co., Ark., Oct. 14, 1849:

SAMUEL BAKER born Buckingham Co., Va., July 18, 177_; moved with parents to Botetourt Co., Va. and from there to Jackson Co., Tenn., 1837 where he died Oct. 12, 1849.

JANE H. KELLEY wife of Colonel Russell J. Kelley, Madison Co., Ala.; died Oct. 28, 1849 in the 29th year of her age.


December 7, 1849

CLAIBOURNE SAUNDERS son of C. W. Saunders, Chicot Co., Ark.; died Oct. 20, 1849 in the 19th year of his age.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR widow of Colonel George Taylor, died LaGrange, Ky., Oct. 21, 1849.

ELIZABETH HUGHS died Fayette Co., Tenn., Oct. 29, 1849; born Sussex Co., Va., Oct. 31, 1810; married Henry Hughs, Jan. 18, 1831; moved to Fayette County in 1837.

MAHALA LAVANDER daughter of John and Sarah Allen, born Mar. 5, 1818; married Joseph Lavander July 14, 1836; died October 5, 1849.

ABIGAIL FLETCHER daughter of Zachariah and Elizabeth Dixon; died Gibson Co., Tenn., Nov. 1, 1849 aged 70 years, 4 months and 2 days [June 29, 1779]; married William Fletcher, Jan. 8, 1801; moved from Franklin Co., N.C. to Moore Co., N.C., 1817 and then to Gibson Co. in Dec. 1831.

JAMES D. HORTON born Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 16, 1828; died there, Oct. 12, 1849; member of Sons of Temperance.


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MARY TULLOSS born Warren Co., Ga., 1790; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn.; died Nov. 4, 1849.

Rev. W. W. REDMAN died, recently in Missouri.

SUSAN OGDEN wife of Dr. John D. Ogden died Hancock Co., Ky., Dec. 3, 1849 in the 17th year of her age.

ANN DELOACH died Holmes Co., Miss., Sept. 5, 1849 aged 55 years.

Tribute of Respect for GEORGE C. CONRAD, dec.; by Springfield Division #48 of Sons of Temperance; undated. He died Robertson Co., Tenn., Nov. 15, 1849 in the 51st year of his age; freemason and Son of Temperance.


December 14, 1849

ELIZABETH HUNTER daughter of James and Rebecca Moody; wife of Matthew Hunter; died Robertson Co., Tenn., Oct. 21, 1849 in the 36th year of her age.

JAMES HENRY ALLEN son of Rev. James W. Allen, Tennessee Conference, died Nov. 21, 1849 in the 19th year of his age.

ARCHIBALD MAGRUDER born Aug. 13, 1800; married Linea Swearingen, May 13, 1824; died Oct. 2 1849. Kentucky.

JOHN L. HARDY died Fayette Co., Tenn., Nov. 16, 1849 in the 18th year of his age; native of Nottoway Co., Va.; son of Larkin and Ann M. Hardy.

SARAH ADAMS wife of L. P. Adams, native of Kentucky; moved with parents, George and Margaret Uselton, to Rutherford Co., Tenn.; died Nov. 11, 1849; six children.

W. M. YOUNG born Greenbrier Co., Va., 1802; moved with parents to Kentucky; moved to Missouri in 1829; moved to Bowie Co., Texas in 1837; died Sept. 24, 1849.


December 21, 1849

Rev. THOMAS LLOYD, native of Dinwiddie Co., Va.; died Sumner Co., Tenn., Nov. 12, 1849 in the 44th year of his age; moved with parents to Williamson Co., Tenn.; married Charlotte Chambers, Mar. 27, 1836; itinerant Methodist preacher.

ALEXANDER McDONALD died Chickasaw Co., Miss., Oct. 25, 1849 aged 36 years, 6 months and 15 days old [April 10, 1813].

CADER DEMENT died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Sept. 9, 1849 in the 72nd year of his age.

ELIZABETH HOVEY daughter of Thomas and Pamelia Phillips; wife of Daniel Hovey; moved to Louisiana, January 1838; died Concordia Parish, La., Sept. 21, 1849.

THOMAS S. BAINS son of Samuel C. and Mary Bains, born Suffolk Co., Va., July 30, 1828; died Vienna, Ala., Nov. 19, 1849, the eighth of their parents' children to die, with only two daughters yet living.

MELITA HALTOM daughter of Jacob and Deborah Runnells; born Montgomery Co., N.C., Oct. 1804; married Elisha Haltom, 1829 and soon moved to Madison Co., Tenn. where she died Oct. 8, 1849

Hon. WILLIAM L. HUNTER, LLD, died Dec. 3, 1849; served in the U.S. Senate from Rhode Island for 9 years from 1811.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1974, Washington, D.C., 1974, page. 1165:

HUNTER, William, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Newport, R.I., November 26, 1774; attended Rogers School in Newport and was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I. in 1791; went abroad and studied law at the Inner Temple, London; returned to Newport, R.I.; was admitted to the bar in 1796 and commenced practice in Newport; member of the State house of representatives 1799-1811; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Christopher G. Champlin; reelected and served from October 28, 1811, to March 3, 1821; again a member of the State house of representatives 1822-1826; resumed the practice of his profession in Newport; appointed by President Jackson Charge d'Affaires to Brazil June 28, 1834, and by President Tyler Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 13, 1841; served until December 9, 1843; died in Newport, R.I. December 3, 1849; interment in Trinity Church Graveyard.


(Dec. 29, 1849 issue missing)


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