By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2000


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July 6, 1878

Mrs. JAMES RAGLAND, nee Clark, Wilson Co., Tenn., born Nov. 1852; married Aug. 1870; died April 12, 1878.

MARY ANN ELIZABETH BROWN, nee Primm, dau of H. Clagett and Nancy Jane Primm; born May 11, 1858; married William Thomas Brown, June 2, 1875. "The death of this lovely little woman occurred May 6."

HENRY D. BASHAM born Bedford Co., Va., July 25, 1800; moved to Breckinridge Co., Ky. 1808 where he died June 9, 1878; married Cassandra Hardin 1829 and had 15 children, 10 surviving him.

FANNIE JOHNSON, nee Nolan, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 8, 1799; died June 29, 1878 in Nashville, Tenn. where she had lived for years; married James Johnson, June 11, 1820 (he died April 1863).

Mrs. SARAH J. SMITH born Giles Co., Tenn., Dec. 2, 1830; died May 10, 1878, Pulaski, Tennessee.

JOHN SUMMERFIELD born Smith Co., Tenn., Mar. 8, 1845; died Mar. 4, 1878.

SALLIE M. SPRATT born Mar. 20, 1831; died May 1, 1878; married W. H. Spratt, Mar. 1, 1852; joined Methodist Church 1869.

Tribute of Respect to B. W. GOODRICH who died Oak Hill, Tenn., May 7, 1878; by 3rd Quarterly Conf., Fayetteville Circuit, dated June 22, 1878.

MERCEDES, Queen of Spain, died June 27, 1878.


July 13, 1878

ITTIA CHRISTIE born Halifax Co., No. Carolina, 1806; he moved to Wayne Co., Tenn. where he died June 12, 1878.

JOHN CALVIN AUSTIN born Stewart Co., Tenn., July 1854; died June 17, 1878.

Mrs. LIZZIE JAMISON died June 14, 1878.

SARAH A. BOOTH wife of J. B. Booth, dau of David and Juliet L. Hardin, born Lowndes Co., Miss., Mar. 14, 1836; married April 1877; died June 16, 1878; lived in LaGrange, Tennessee.

MARGARET E. WILLIAMS died Opelika, Ala., June 9, 1878.

SAMUEL BLAKE born St. Helena, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, Jan. 5, 1818; came to U. S. 1841 and settled in Washington Co., Ark. on June 26, that year; married Martha J. Pyeatt, January 1, 1845; died May 21, 1878.


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Mrs. JANE M. NORWOOD born Hart Co., Ky., Nov. 27, 1814; died Morgan Co., Ala., May 21, 1878.

TENA A. LANDERS wife of F. W. Landers, dau of D. J. and R. F. Weller, born Bullitt Co., Ky., Jan. 28, 1859; died April 4, 1878.

Rev. CHARLES D. NICHOLSON s/o W. R. and J. Nicholson, born Pickens Dist., So. Carolina, Feb. 12, 1830; died Clearwater Harbor, Florida, April 25, 1878; joined Methodist Church, Sept. 15, 1848; moved from Ala. to Fla. in 1867.

WILLIAM "Uncle Billy" COWDEN born So. Carolina, 1782; died May 6, 1878; moved to Jackson Co. in same year and in 1811 moved to Bedford Co., Tenn.; married Catherine Yates 1812 (died 1860) and moved to Jefferson Co., Ala. in 1817; had 3 sons, 5 daughters; two of the sons died in the Confederate Army.

AGNES CHAPMAN dau of John and Harriet Chapman, died Warren Co., Tenn., June 25, 1878 aged nearly 20 years.

Tribute of Respect to Colonel B. D. OVERALL; born Rutherford Co., Tenn., July 2, 1819; married Martha A. Kirby, Mar. 12, 1842 and later to Mrs. Lucinda Roberson, Oct. 8, 1872; he died May 17, 1878; by Milton Lodge 88, I. O. O. F., dated June 13, 1878.


July 20, 1878

VIRGINIA LEE MADISON oldest dau of M. J. and M. A. Madison, died Maury Co., Tenn. July 2, 1878 in her 15th year of age.

WILLIE H. DAVIE born Montgomery Co., Tenn., July 8, 1857; died Mar. 2, 1878.

HARRIET POPE, nee Hunt, born June 25, 1849; married D. Fagg Pope; she died June 16, 1878.

ELIZABETH ANN HAGAWOOD dau of N. P. and Mary Hagawood, born Cheatham Co., Tenn., Mar. 1, 1853; died April 28, 1878; Free-will Baptist.

DOLLY D. GREEN born Nov. 21, 1802; married Thomas Green, Aug. 20, 1835. /Death date not given/

ANNA W. HATCHER born Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 6, 1855; died April 11, 1878; dau of John R. and Matilda S. Hatcher.

ADDIE R. RAGSDALE, nee Bennett, born Brunswick Co., Va., Dec. 26, 1829; died Christian Co., Ky., June 3, 1878.

SARA E. RODAN dau of Alfred and Mary Rodan, born Dec. 3, (year not given); in Talladega Co., Ala. and died Oxford, Ala., June 15, 1878.

WILLIE B. MANCK died suddenly June 14, 1878 aged 20 years, Selma, Ala.; former home was in Page Co., Va.


July 27, 1878

ROSALINE HARWELL dau of Thomas G. and Elizabeth A. Paine, born Feb. 8, 1857; married William B. Harwell, Nov. 25, 1875; died May 1, 1878.

MARTHA J. CRUMP wife of Rev. William N. Crump, Blount Co., Ala., born June 3, 1817; died June 28, 1878.

SAREPTA LLOYD CURTIS born Clark Co., Ga., April 15, 1809; married Thomas G. Curtis, Feb. 15, 1825; died Denton Co., Texas, June 4, 1878.

HELEN P. DEAN born Nov. 27, 1847; died June 30, 1878 in residence of brother, Dr. W. C. Wheeler.

Rev. HENRY B. NORTH died Franklin, Tenn., June 23, 1878 in his 73rd year of age; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, April 9, 1825; ordained deacon, Nov. 25, 1827; ordained elder, Nov. 26, 1829; traveled as preacher until Nov. 1831 when he "located", re-admitted to active ministry 1869 in Tenn. Conf.; surviving were widow, 2 sons, 2 daughters and a stepson.


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JOHN CUMMINGS HENDERSON s/o John and Emeline Henderson; born Giles Co., Tenn., Nov. 11, 1831; married Rena E. Harris, Maury Co., Tenn., July 12, 1865; died July 1, 1878 and buried in the old churchyard at Elk Ridge where his parents, 4 brothers and a sister were buried.

MARVIN BRANSFORD s/o Thomas L. and Emma Bransford died Union City, Tenn., June 1, 1878.

PAUL BRANSFORD AYRES s/o E. H. and Mary T. Ayres died Dresden, Tenn., June 10, 1878.


August 3, 1878

Rev. MATTHEW BANKS died July 15, 1878 in the 81st year of his age and 52nd year of his Methodist ministry. Bridlington, England.

Hon. MARTIN HARDIN MARROTT born Hardin Co., Ky., Nov. 27, 1844; his mother was a Hardin of Huguenot descent; married Emma Helen dau of Governor Helm; sometime member of Kentucky legislature; died March 24, 1878.

MARGARET EUDORA DUNBAR wife of Samuel Dunbar, died July 13, 1878; dau of Rev. J. P. Bellamy.

A. L. THORNTON born July 8, 1817 and died July 8, 1878; married Jaunette C. Markham, Sept. 21, 1840. "He was anxious to die without struggling and God heard his prayer."

Rev. JORDAN BANKS died Washington Co., Ark., July 8, 1878; born Warren Co., Tenn. 1816; moved to Ark. 1833; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, 1841; ordained deacon 1852; ordained elder 1855; served in the Arkansas Conference.

ANNIE R. CUNDIFF dau of Rev. B. A. and M. M. Cundiff, Louisville Conf., born Jan. 25, 1871; died July 12, 1878 from burn injuries.

JAMES POYNTER s/o William and Margaret Poynter, born Montgomery Co., Ky., May 23, 18l6; died July 7, 1878; married Narcissa Bowman, Feb. 22, 1844 and had 2 children; wife died July 6, 1853; he married Elizabeth P. Hickman, July 10, 1856. August 10th issue, memorial to his memory by Quarterly Conference, Bardstown, Ky., dated July 23, 1878.

Capt. EDWARD TARRANT died near Tuscaloosa, Ala., June 19, 1878, two weeks shy of his 59th birthday; his mother died when he was a child and he was raised by an aunt, Mary Walker; volunteered for service in Seminole War; married Permelia A. Vanzandt of Elyton, Ala. and began teaching at age 21 years which he continued to do life-long; served in Confederate Army.


August 10, 1878

THOMAS KELSO, Barbour, Maryland, died recently.

ROBERT BROOKES, near Grenada, Miss., born Person Co., No. Carolina, May 22, 1800; died July 20, 1878.

PETER D. GREEN born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Mar. 5, 1798; to Henderson Co., Ky. 1808, married Milly Ann Williams, Jan. 16, 1832; died Oct. 11, 1877.

LIZZIE HARRISON KNOX wife of Samuel Y. Knox, born Aug. 27, 1854; died Pine Bluff, Ark., July 3, 1878 of "fibrous tumor."

ALFRED H. ELLETT, aged 71 years, died recently.

MARY D. TILLER wife of Hiram Tiller, dau of Abraham and Nancy Garreton, born May 10, 1821; died Mercer Co., West Va., Mar. 10, 1878; mother of 5 children

JOHN McDERMOTT born Antrim, Ire., Aug. 20, 1816; came to U. S. 1831; to Murfreesboro, Tenn. 1835; married Eveline Boring, April 1840; died July 21, 1878.

Rev. WILLIAM G. GUINN born No. Carolina, Aug. 15, 1795; died June 16, 1878; license to preach, Methodist Church, 1824; ordained deacon 1828; ordained elder 1834.


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ALICE REBECCA EZELL dau of Raleigh and Rebecca Brewer, born near Memphis, Ala., Feb. 25, 1854; died Carrollton, Ala., June 17, 1878.

CORDELIA A. CARROLL dau of Joseph B. and Anna M. Carroll, born Oct. 16, 1855; died Springfield, Tenn., July 18, 1878.

Colonel A. UMBARGER's wife died July 23, 1878; member of Lutheran Church.

B. W. GOODRICH born Sussex Co., Va., Dec. 25, 1809; moved to Lincoln Co., Tenn., 1820; married Mary B. Jones, May 30, 1833; died May 7, 1878, Oak Hill, Tenn. Tribute to him by Quarterly Conference, Fayetteville Circuit, Tenn. Conf., dated June 22, 1878.


August 17, 1878

Rev. O. BROCKMAN born Nov. 15, 1824; died June 28, 1878, near Elkton, Ky.; long on panegyric, short on life facts, written by W. Alexander.

WILLIAM P. CLEMENTS born Granville Co., No. Carolina, Aug. 12, 1814; moved to west Tenn., then to Carroll Co., Miss. where he died Dec. 8, 1877. Methodist and Freemason.

SALLIE STEGER dau of Andrew Yow and wife of J. P. Steger, died near Corinth, Miss., July 6, 1878 in her 32nd year of age.

CHARLES B. MURRAY s/o Dr. J. F. and L. E. Murray, Caseyville, Ky., died June 19, 1878; "a quiet, manly little boy."

Mrs. MASSEY ROOT, sister of Henry Van Pelt, once editor of the MEMPHIS APPEAL, wife of Charles C. Root; born Mar. 22, 1795; died July 18, 1878.

NANCY M. HORGOOD born Mar. 3, 1809; married Robert J. Horgood, Feb. 4, 1834; died Jefferson Co., Ala., June 3, 1878.

EDDIE HOWE s/o Uriah and Libbie Howe, born Oct. 26, 1877; died July 17, 1878. Waldron, Indiana.

MARY ANN WALKER, nee McOwen, born Dalton, Ga., Jan. 1846; died July 10, 1878, Atlanta, Ga.; buried in Dalton beside her parents; married Dr. J. B. Walker and he survived with a 13 month old infant also.

NELSON WHITSETT born Nov. 18, 1808; died June 20, 1878. Waterloo Circuit, Ala.

ELIZABETH A. KEELIN died Daviess Co., Ky., May 31, 1878 in her 21st year; surviving were her mother and her young husband.

LUCINDA PIERCE CARR born Christian Co., Ky., Aug. 16, 1823; died July 19, 1878.

SUSAN POWE youngest dau of Dr. J. W. and Hattie J. Brand, died Randolph, Ala., August 1, 1878.

VIRGINIUS McKENNIE born Nashville, Tenn., April 1, 1839; died Dyer Co., Tenn., April 6, 1878 from an accident resulting from rolling logs.


August 24, 1878

ELIZA FLORENCE LEWIS dau of Martin V. and Susan Lewis, born Mar. 19, 1862; died July 3, 1878. "Pa, I can't stay much longer; do you think I can?"

CATHARINE NASSAUER, nee McGrew, born Bedford Co., Tenn., May 28, 1841; died Pulaski, Tenn., Feb. 18, 1878.

ELIZABETH GATEWOOD dau of Nathan and Mary Hall, born Va., August 1, 1775; died Bedford, Ky., July 24, 1878; married Reuben Gatewood, 1802 and in 1811 moved near to Bedford, Ky.; her husband died in 1852 and only 3 of her 10 children survived her.

MARY ELIZABETH BUNGER wife of Samuel N. Bunger, born Nov. 29, 1831; died Meade Co., Ky., August 1, 1878.

VARNEY C. EDWARDS born Jan. 13, 1860; died May 24, 1878.


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MERTIE J. PRICE infant dau of Daniel D. and Nannie A. Price, Logan Co., Ky., born July 8, 1877; died May 22, 1878.

LOLA JONES dau of A. J. and M. J. Jones, Midway, Ala., born Mar. 16, 1875; died June 3, 1878.

MARGARET M. BRANTLY died Montgomery Co., ---, July 26, 1878 aged 64 years, 5 months and 13 days.

THOMAS B. RAWLINGS died July 24, 1878 aged 29 years, 5 months and 13 days; married Eudora Fletcher, Feb. 27, 1872 who died April 9, 1875 leaving an infant child.

IDA BEATTY dau of H. M. and Ella Beatty, died near Elkton, Tenn., July 13, 1878; born Dec. 24, 1875.

PEARL JACKSON dau of T. N. and Mary Jackson, died Rutherford Co., Tenn., July 26, 1878 aged 1 year, 3 months and 6 days.

A. B. NEWSOM s/o Dr. M. M. and Mollie B. Newsom, born Oct. 26, 1861; died near Bell- buckle, Tenn., July 5, 1878; went to Texas 1873.

MARY ANN BATEMAN born Humphreys Co., Tenn., Dec. 12, 1825; died Houston Co., Tenn., Dec. 22, 1877.

NARCISSA HODGE dau of S. and Killie D. Hodge, Marion, Ky., born May 12, 1865; died July 23, 1878.

OTHELLO CLARENCE CALVERT s/o James F. and Sarah A. Calvert, born Allen Co., Ky., Feb. 12, 1858; died January 23, 1877 in residence of grandfather, R. W. Calvert.

GEORGE W. BATEMAN born Humphreys Co., Tenn., Nov. 22, 1841; died near Erin, Tenn., May 7, 1878.

MARGARET F. HUTCHENS BORN May 23, 1848; died March 10, 1878.


August 31, 1878

SUSAN H. STUM wife of Alney Stum, born Muhlenburg Co., Ky., Jan. 22, 1830; died Aug. 1, 1878; married May 10, 1849.

SALLIE M. WELCH dau of Dr. T. H. and Fannie Welch, born Mar. 4, 1850; married George B. Catlett, Mar. 20, 1867 and died in Union Co., Ky., June 25, 1878.

WILLIAM LEWIS NEELY born Nov. 7, 1804; married Elizabeth Blackwell, March 1832; died near Chapel Hill, Tenn., July 30, 1878.

JANE R. SPEAR, nee Williams, wife of Jesse Spear, died July 12, 1878 in the 80 year of her age; married in 1830.

JOHN J. RANSOM born Halifax Co., Va., Feb. 8, 1802; died Trigg Co., Ky., Aug. 8, 1878; married Mrs. Martha C. Ricks, nee Carloss, Nov. 4, 1859; "a well-wisher to religion" but a member of no church.

W. P. ROBERTS died Colbert Co., Ala., Aug. 11, 1878 aged about 32 years old.

JOHN H. PRICE born No. Carolina, Aug. 19, 1809; died Aug. 10, 1878; married Adaline R. Henry, Sept. 15, 1830; moved to Falls Co., Texas in 1856.

FRANCES CAROLINE SIMPSON died Huntsville, Ala., July 10, 1878; married James Simpson; dau of Jacob Screws; among survivors, husband and 4 children.


September 7, 1878

M. A. EELBECK wife of Frank Eelbeck, died Nashville, Tenn., July 28, 1878; dau of Lewis R. Davis of Ala.

NANCY E. WILSON born Jan. 14, 1855; died Oct. 17, 1877.

"SISTER BETTIE" born Sept. 4, 1808; died June 24, 1878.

NANCY JANE DOSS dau of James and Ma1inda Doss, Lawrence Co., Ala., born Oct. 5, 1855; died August 6, 1878.

SARAH T. HART born near Danville, Va., 1806; married Capt. Moses Hart, 1830; died August 14, 1878.


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Many people reported dying of yellow fever in Memphis, Tenn.; one by name, WALTER C. WILLS (born Dec. 25, 1853), who died recently.


September 14, 1878

KATIE E. WALKER born Cherokee Co., Ala., Feb. 28, 1847; married Rev. John G. Walker, Nov. 30, 1870; died Tuscumbia, Ala., August 19, 1878.

MARY WALKER dau of Dr. J. B. Walker, was buried August 15, 1878; had buried his wife (Mary McOwen) a month previously.

MARY A. PORTER born Warren Co., Va., Sept. 6, 1829; died Columbus, Ky., July 23, 1878; married J. T. Porter, 1858 and moved to Hickman Co., Ky. same year; he died in 1873 leaving her with 4 children.

FRANK C. HUGHES youngest s/o Rev. John F. Hughes, born Columbia, Tenn., July 31 1859; died Sept. 2, 1878.

WESLEY J. TUCKER born Feb. 1, 1801; died in Tenn., Aug. 2, 1878; surviving were widow, 5 daughters, 4 sons ("two of whom are afflicted").

ALBERT CUNNINGHAM SCUDDER infant s/o Rhodin H. and Mary C. Scudder, died St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 26, 1878 aged 21 months and 11 days.


September 21, 1878

MARTHA LOUISA FOUST wife of Rev. John E. Foust, Ala. Conference, dau of Thomas H. and M. A. Dixon, born Noxubee Co., Miss., Nov. 17, 1846; died near Brookville, Miss., Sept. 2, 1878.

NELLIE NOLAND dau of J. B. and Mary B. Noland died Independence, Mo., August 21, 1878.

LEON F. GORBY born Morgan Co., Ohio, Aug. 3, 1849; died June 25, 1878.

WILLIAM O. WATSON born Giles Co., Tenn., Jan. 10, 1848; married Martha Bass, August 10, 1871; died August 25, 1878.


September 28, 1878

Rev. HENRY B. NORTH died recently; a tribute by Quarterly Conference, Douglas Circuit, Tenn. Conference, undated.

GRANDISON GREENWOOD died in Ala., August 20, 1878.

CLARA DICKSON dau of James A. and Ella L. Dickson, born Mar. 29, 1872; died July 12, 1878. LINNIE dau of Richmond and Bettie V. McCauley born Dec. 30, 1872 and died August 1, 1878; these two were cousins and grandchildren of Rev. Jordan Moore, Tennessee Conference.

Rev. JAMES ARMSTRONG, president-elect of Grenada Female College, died of yellow fever, August 28, 1878; oldest of 8 sons of Harold and Mary (King) Armstrong both of whom were still living in Hale Co., Ala. Born Conecuh Co., Ala., November 1824. Through beneficence of Capt. J. A. Tait, Wilcox Co., Ala. he was able to obtain an education at University of Ala., where he graduated in 1844; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, the next year; a local preacher; taught in several schools; married Lucy Bondurant.

VIRGINIA M. BOXLEY died Gibson Co., Tenn., June 1, 1877; youngest dau of John W. Boxley of Williamson Co., Tenn. Her twin, Eugenia, died at age 8 years.

KATE FLOWERS wife of J. J. Flowers, Greenville, Ala., born Mason Co., Ga., Apr. 1, 1812; died July 11, 1878.


October 5, 1878

ELLA BELL COOPER dau of J. O. and Hattie Cooper, Hopkinsville, Ky., born Oct. 13, 1865; died of heart disease, August 25, 1878.

ANNA C. SKINNER dau of J. T. and Mary S. Wade, born Ala., Nov. 17, 1854; died Hill

Co., Texas, June 19, 1878; married Walton H. Skinner, February 1874.

N. W. GROSWOULD died Sept. 5, 1878 in his 48th year of age, McMinnville, Tenn.; surviving were widow and 6 children.


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JANE CAIN born 1820; died Florence, Ala., Sept. 6, 1878.

PETER C. BYRNE died Baldwin Co., Ala., Aug. 25, 1878 aged 69 years.

WILLIAM BENJAMIN CRAIG died Cherokee Co., Ala., Aug. 26, 1878 aged 9 years, 9 months and 8 days old.

JOSEPH S. BOXLEY oldest s/o the late John J. Boxley, born Aug. 2, 1843; died Gibson Co., Tenn., Aug. 11, 1878; married Maggie Neal, Oct. 26, 1871 and she died in 1874 leaving a son; married Mrs. Jennie Tatum. A Confederate veteran.

HENRY W. KIMBALL born Warren Co., No. Carolina, Feb. 21, 1815; died near Mooreville, Ala., July 6, 1878.

CHARLES W. PATTERSON youngest s/o James M. and M. J. Patterson, born March 14, 1859; died September 1, 1878.

Miss HIXIE COOK, Wilson Co., Tenn., died Sept. 6, 1878; tribute to her by Sunday

School, dated September 12, 1878.

MARY TINDELL died Cedar Hill, Tenn., June 18, 1878; born Sept. 1855; she had separated from her husband.

Tribute to EMMA C. WALKER born Feb. 28, 1847; died recently; married Rev. J. G.

Walker, Nov. 30, 1870; by congregation of Tuscumbia, Ala. Methodist Church dated August 25, 1878.

Tribute of Respect to Mrs. JANE SIMMONS who died recently; by Simpson Church, Giles Circuit dated August 12, 1878.


October 12, 1878

JULIA REEVES McANALLY dau of William P. and Polly Reeves, born Washington Co., Tenn., 1833; married Dr McAnally, 1812. /Death date not given/

SYDNEY MITCHELL WILHOITE born Mar. 14, 1841; died Shelbyville, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1878.

PRISCILLA ASBURY oldest dau of Joseph M. and Mary Hauser, born Davie Co., No. Carolina, Sept. 22, 1817; married Basil G. Jones, Apri1 13, 1837; died Hardeeville, So. Caro1ina, Mar. 22, 1878; surviving were husband and 5 children.

MARY JANE SHARP born Barren Co., Ky., Jan. 25, 1803; died Shelbyville, Tenn., September 13, 1878.

MARY BURTON born Aug. 22, 1799; died Mar. 7, 1878; a son, John R. Burton.

SALLIE C. OWENS dau of Dr. R. D. Owens, Howard Co., Ark., died Sept. 1878 in her 18th year of age; her mother predeceased her by several months.

THOMAS B. LAIRD died Shelbyville, Tenn., aged 19 years, 5 months, 4 days; no date given.

E. A. McTUNEY wife of A. B. McTuney, born 1826; died Cherokee Co., Ala., June 25, 1878.

MARTHA SLATER wife of T. P. Slater, born Dec. 18, 1832; died Sept. 16, 1878. Lonoke Arkansas.

MAUDE M. LOVELL dau of W. H. and M. A. Love11, born Feb. 26, 1873; died Sept. 7, 1878, diphtheria.

BELLE ARMSTRONG infant dau of J. F. Armstrong died September 12, 1878.

ERMA EWING dau of Nannie E. and C. Moorman, died Shelbyville, Tenn., Sept. 21,

1878 aged 6 years, 9 months and 26 days.

OLLIE THOMAS second s/o Rev. O. P. and Hollie B. Thomas, born Aug. 3, 1874; died Kaufman, Texas, September 19, 1878.


October 19, 1878

LUCY Q. HEREFORD born Va., July 16, 1791; died Madison Co., Ala., Sept. 9, 1878; dau of John Paten Powell who had died leaving his wife with 5 children; married Theodoric M. Hereford, Sept. 20, 1836 and was stepmother of his children; lived with surviving daughter, Mrs. Lucy T. Turner.


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WILLIS GIBSON died Sept. 23, 1878 aged 5 years; s/o John G. Gibson, no. Ala.

ELIZA SMITH wife of Joshua Smith, born Ireland, Jan. 1806; died Sept. 7, 1878.

JAMES COX, aged 73 years, died F1orence, A1a., September 9, 1878.

HENRY BASCOM SOMERS s/o Rev. John B. and Marabba Somers, born Nov. 17, 1858; died January 21, 1878.

W. HARRIS GLASS infant s/o John V. and Adel Glass, died Robertson Co., Texas, Sept. 11, 1878 aged 5 1/2 months.

RUFUS L. NEELY born Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 6, 1851; died Marshall Co., Tenn., August 21, 1878.

SARAH ALBERTINE ERWIN dau of James H. and Antonette P. Erwin, born Jan. 15, 1857; graduate, Wesleyan Female College, Macon, Ga., 1874; died Ope1ika, A1a., July 19, 1878.

ANN EDWARDS, nee Fentress, born Hanover Co., No. Carolina /Virginia?/, April 2O, 1786; died August 26, 1878; married Joseph B. Edwards, August 14, 1806.

L. PARKER BACON infant s/o Dr. Thomas L. and Bettie Bacon, died Cadiz, Ky., September 24, 1878.

ADA EDLA SUTTON infant dau of E. A. and Lulu B. Sutton, born Aug. 6 and died September 22, 1878.


October 26, 1878

JANE CAMPBELL BERRY McFERRIN dau of John and Jane (Campbell) Berry, Washington Co., Va., born Mar. 1786; married James McFerrin, 1804 and moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. Died Sept. 28, 1878, Cross Co., Arkansas.

HELEN CASH wife of Burnell Cash, born Ca1dwell Co., Ky., Nov. 14, 1827; married Dec. 14, 1847; died August 27, 1878.

MARY FRANCES FROST wife of Rev. W. H. Frost, born Smith Co., Tenn., Dec. 8, 1848; dau of Dr. A. O. Flippen and great-granddaughter of Rev. John Page, old Methodist pioneer preacher in middle Tennessee; moved to Benton, Ark.; married June 27, 1877. /Death date not given/

MARGARET BARNES, nee Thomas, widow of Warren B. Barnes, Yallabusha Co., Miss., born Edgecombe Co., No. Caro1ina, May 2, 1812; died Grenada, Miss., July 25, 1878.

MARY A. BAIRD dau of Henry and Judith Hart, wife of D. G. Baird, born Robertson Co., Tenn., July 27, 1816; died Sept. 16, 1878.

PHEBE ROCHELLE born Montgomery Co., Tenn., 1815; died Stewart Co., Tenn., Aug. 28, 1878; dau of Timothy and Jane Anderson, Virginians.

Mrs. MIRIAM PATTERSON died October 12, 1878 aged 22 years.


November 2, 1878

GEORGE W. BRIGGS born Green Co., Ala., Mar. 26, 1828; died Selma, Ala., Sept. 24, 1878; married (1) Eliza Lee who died after ten years; (2) Ida Scaffe; volunteer in Mexican War.

MARY ANN HALL widow of Lawrence Hall; dau of Nathaniel Terry, born Halifax Co., Va., 18O9; married 1832; in 1861 moved to Shelby Co., Tenn. where she died August 28, 1878.

BETTIE M. TAYLOR, nee Goodrich, born Jan. 25, 1825; died Sept. 10, 1878; married John Taylor, March 3, 1856.

SALLIE TENNESSEE McCORD dau of John and Telith C. Haley, wife of W. A. McCord, born Nov. 15, 1850; died near College Grove, Tenn., June 3, 1878; married Dec. 16, 1875.

JOHN W. ROBEY born Lincoln Co., No. Carolina, Feb. 8, 1808; died Franklin, Ky., May 13, 1878.


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ADALINE WEEKLEY born Sept. 28, 1856; dau of William C. and Mary Weekley; died Sept. 24, 1878; member of Tarsus Methodist Church.

SARAH A. COCHRAN wife of Dr. F. A. Cochran, dau of Samuel and Delilah Lawry, born Union Co., So. Carolina, Mar. 24, 1833; died Fairview Co., Texas, Sept. 21, 1878.

Rev. N. W. PATTILLO born Green Co., Ga., May 20, 1817; died Lee Co., Ala., Oct. 3, 1878; joined Methodist Church 1826; married Eliza Hightower, Jan. 25, 1838; licensed to preach 1852; ordained deacon 1856; ordained elder 1856. His wife died May 30, 1860. He married Rebecca G. Allen, Dec. 31, 1861; had a son and 7 daughters in first marriage; a dau and a son nearly 11 years old in second marriage.

EMMA S. JINKINS born Dec. 18, 1849; died Ralston, Tenn., Oct. 14, 1878; dau of Pleasant and S. J. Walker; wife of W. T. C. Jinkins whom she married Dec. 19, 1866, who survived her with 4 children.

MARGARET R. MITCHELL wife of P. A. Mitchell, Marion Co., Tenn., died Sept. 26, 1878 aged 45 years, 11 months and 19 days.

CHARLIE WILLIAMS infant s/o Rev. Jere S. and Annie Williams, Ala. Conference, buried Union Springs, Ala. on October 14, 1878.

FRANKLIN COLLINS s/o George W. and Margaret Collins, born Shelby Co., Ky., May l2, (year blank); died Union Co., Ky., Sept. 2, 1878 at residence of uncle, William Gregg.

MELISSA HARRIS born Wilson Co., Tenn., Mar. 4, 1833; died Aug. 22, 1878, at her mother, Mrs. Jennings' residence.

WALLACE LOVELACE s/o Dr. L. M. and Susan C. Lovelace, born Mar. 187l; died diphtheria Lemoore, California, Sept. 27, 1878.

GEORGE DAVIS youngest s/o Francis M. and Celia Davis, died Sept. 26, 1878 aged 3 years.


November 9, 1878

Rev. ERASTUS B. DUNCAN born Sept. 6, 1813; died Lawtey, Fla., Sept. 29, 1878; a panegyric by J. R. Plummer, Clarksville, Tenn., dated October 30, 1878.

LUCILLA FLOID born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Mar. 20, 1801; married Richard Floid, 1816; died September 19, 1878.

C. H. STEDMAN born June 11, 1805; married Rebecca Griffin, Sept. 13, 1829; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., Sept. 14, 1878; buried "at the old family graveyard." "Brother Stedman was a good man."

MARY "Aunt Polly" MILUS FOX dau of Joseph and Margaret Wakefield, born Maury Co., Tenn., Mar. 5, 1813; married Jan. 28, 1834; mother of 5 children, 4 surviving; member of Greenbrier Methodist Church for 47 years; died Sept. 18, 1878; "her husband was there, her children and her children's children were there, and best of all, God was with her"; buried in the Greenbrier Churchyard.

MOLLIE TRAMMELL wife of Will O. Trammel, died Oct. 3, 1878 aged about 19 years dau of Dr. McElhaney of Auburn, Ala. Husband graduated from M & A College of Ala., Auburn, July 1877; married January 1, 1878.

ELIZABETH OPHELIA TURNER wife of Major W. P. Turner, dau of M. T. and Martha H. Cartwright; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1878.

GEORGE CAMP WILSON born June 8, 1839; died Sept. 30, 1878; married Mary R. dau of D. P. McFerrin, November 28, 1865.

MARVIN GURLEY infant s/o W. C. and Annie E. McCoy, born Blount Co., Ala., Aug. 18, 1876; died Jefferson Co., Ala., October 15, 1878.

WILLIS MOORE WESLEY GIBSON s/o John G. and Sallie A. Gibson, died Sept. 23, 1878, Oxford, Alabama.


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SALLIE O. WILLIAMS wife of C. S. Williams, dau of Jesse A. and Elizabeth Gibbs, born Sumter Co., Ala., Oct. 14, 1846; joined Baptist Church Sept. 1864; married Oct. 18, 1871; died August 18, 1878.

JANE TARRANT widow of Rev. Leonard Tarrant, died Ta11adega Co., Ala., Sept. 23, 1878 aged 83 years, 2 months and 1 day.

WILLIAM FITZ JAMES GADDIS oldest s/o B. L. and M. S. Gaddis, born Dec. 17, 1870; died diphtheria, October 16, 1878.

LAVINIA VICTORIA "Vickie" SIMMONS dau of J. M. and Mary A. Simmons, born July 1 1875; died Sept. 6, 1878.

THOMAS ESTES born Aug. 5, 1810; died near Columbia, Tenn., August 9, 1878.

ANNA SUE METHENY infant dau of Rev. William H. and Mattie A. Metheny, Ark. Conference, born Nov. 9, 1877; died Sept. 29, 1878.

WILLIAM BENNIE ROLLOW infant s/o Archie and Maggie Rollow, Dover, Ark., born Aug. 10, 1877; died Oct. 1, 1878; buried in Dover Cemetery.

LYDIA CATHARINE GILL dau of R. C. T. and Agnes E. Gill, Jackson Co., Ala., born Sept. 15, 1861; died Sept. 17, 1878.

ANNA MARY AUSTIN born Nov. 22, 1805; died Sept. 10, 1878.

EARNEST CANTRELL s/o Jerome and Sarah A. Turner, born Dec. 9, 1875; died Oct. 12, 1878.


November 16, 1878

Rev. JOEL W. WHITTEN died of yellow fever, Decatur, Ala., Oct. 20, 1878, who would have had his 55th birthday in December; born Newberry Dist., So. Carolina; son of Mason and Nancy (Hair) Whitten. Licensed to preach, Methodist Church, Aug. 27, 1840 at the age of 16 years, 8 months; preached in Tenn. Conference, the various charges detailed in this obituary; married (1) Miss McDaniel; (2) Miss Mercer, both wives of Jackson Co., Tenn.; surviving him was second wife and one son. He died Sept. 28, 1878.

J. B. KINGINS, Tobaccoport, Tenn., born May 23, 1826; died May 16, 1878.

A. J. KINGINS, Tobaccoport, Tenn., born July 15, 1839; died Dec. 4, 1877.

MARY F. HILL dau of L. D. and Hannah Cade, born Catoosa Co., Ga., April 12, 1845; married J. A. Hill, Nov. 7, 1872; moved to Fannin Co., Texas where she died July 26, 1878.

LENA MOORE infant dau of Michael and Mary Moore, born Nov. 13, 1877; died Oct. 13, 1878.

BEULAH J. BYNUM born Jan. 3, 1876; died Walnut Grove, Ala., Oct. 18, 1878.

CHARLES ROLLIN HAYNES s/o the late Matthew T. and Kate Haynes, died Blountville, Tenn., Aug. 8, 1878 aged 18 years, lacking 11 days.

MARY E. TEAGUE dau of William and Ann Baker, wife of J. A. J. Teague, who died in Confederate Army; born Shelby Co., Ala., Nov. 2, 1826; died Sept. 8, 1878; surviving were 4 sons, 3 daughters.

THOMAS ABRAM MABRY died Gadsden, Ala., Oct. 16, 1878 aged 1 year, 3 months and 11 days; and his brother, JOHN MAURY MABRY died Oct. 25, 1878 aged 2 years, 1 month and 9 days; sons of Rev. W. E. Mabry.

FLORA ESTELLE GADDIS youngest child of B. L. and M. S. Gaddis, born Nov. 19, 1876; died Coosa Co., Ala., Sept. 21, 1878.

Rev. ROBERT G. RAGAN, No. Alabama Conference, died November 1, 1878.


November 23, 1878

SARAH ELIZABETH CAMP, nee Rives, wife of Dr. William F. Camp, born No. Carolina, may 19, 1830; died Windsor, Mo., Oct. 10, 1878; married Sept. 19, 1850; mother of 4 sons, 7 daughters; buried beside two infants in Lexington, Mo.


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MARY K. SAMUEL wife of B. H. Samuel, dau of Judge John M. McClanahan, born Oct. 11, 1845; died near Harpersville, Ala., Aug. 23, 1878; surviving were husband and 2 children.

PLEASANT A. CUNDIFF born Bedford Co., Va., Sept. 18, 1794; moved to Ky.; married Barbara Row, Muhlenburg Co., Ky. and moved in 1829 to Hardin Co., Ky.; died Aug. 29, 1878; joined Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Oct. 1856; had 5 sons, 4 daus, all living.

A. J. GOODRUM born May 5, 1813; died Sept. 15, 1878; married Matilda Cooper, Jan. 2, 1834.

ANNIE L. TOLBERT TANKERSLEY dau of Jerry and Maranda To1bert, born Grenada, Miss., Oct. 16, 1836; married Dr. William Tankersley, Jan. 2, 1866; died Tishomingo Co., Miss., October 21, 1878.

ANN JONES wife of Isaac Jones, born Mar. 22, 1811; died near Harpersville, Ala. Oct. 25, 1878 aged 67 years, 7 months and 3 days.

MARTHA C. RAYBURN born near Beech Grove, Tenn., Jan. 1, 1840; dau of Adam and Sallie Rayburn; died in Texas, on a visit, October 23, 1878.

LEILA ADA ELLIS dau of T. B. and Mary J. Ellis and granddaughter of A. H. Coppedge, born Jan. 2, 1867; died Sept. 28, 1878.

FLORIE M. CASTLEBERRY dau of A. T. and H. S. Matthews, wife of R. Castleberry, born Florence, Ala., Mar. 8, 1850; died Oct. 20, 1878. Iuka, Miss.

Mrs. R. O. ELLETT died Sept. 14, 1878; "a Carolinian by birth." Madison Co., Ala.

THOMAS L. DOWNARD born Newport, Ky., Aug. 24, 1819; died Hardin Co., Ky., May 24, 1878. Tribute to him by Quarterly Conference /place not specified or dated/

FRANCES SHRIVER wife of Abraham Shriver, dau of John and Eleanor Moore, born Roane /Rowan/ Co., No. Caro1ina, Nov. 7, 1795; moved to Smith Co., Tenn., thence to Bedford Co., Tenn. about 1806; joined Mt. Moriah Methodist Church about 1813; died October 23, 1878.

ZEDDIE BARRIGER infant s/o William and Lucy Barriger, born Mar. 19, 1878; died August 10, 1878, cholera.


November 30, 1878

Rev. ROBERT GEORGE RAGAN born Orange Co., Va., July 27, 1826; moved to Talladega Co., Ala. 1845; married Mary Ann Easley, Sept. 26, 1849; parents of 11 children, 6 surviving; died Nov. 1, 1878. Licensed to preach, Methodist Church, Aug. 26, 1854 and was a local preacher for years and from 1870 entered regular ministry of the church in the No. Alabama Conference.

J. C. KITTRELL, Winona, Miss., had died of yellow fever, recently.

EDWARD FORD BRYAN s/o Rev. L. C. Bryan, Tenn. Conference, born Nashville, Tenn., June 13, 1850; died Oct. 4, 1878; married Mary Ruth Tanner, Jan. 26, 1875 who survived him with 2 children.

FRANK H. SMITH died Nov. 4, 1878. Covington, Ky.

LOUIS KING born Fayette Co., Ga., Feb. 22, 1854; died Oct. 25, 1878; moved to Ala. 1858.

ANNIE LIGHTFOOT dau of Dr. Nat. Lightfoot, Hebardsville, Ky., born Feb. 25, 1859; died November 6, 1878.

PHILIP HENSHAW born Greene Co., Tenn., July 19, 1816; died Lamar Co., Texas, September 17, 1878.


December 7, 1878

Rev. BANNISTER FITZGERALD, born No. Carolina, 1801; died Caswell Co., No. Carolina November 17, 1878.

MARY L. McWHIRTER dau of Reuben and Jane McWhirter, born Montgomery Co., Tenn. May 11, 1845; died Stewart Co., Tenn., September 2, 1878.


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CATHERINE C. PARRISH born near Richmond, Va., July 6, 1796; died Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 6, 1878; husband, Jolly Parrish, died 40 years ago; mother of fifteen children, six surviving her.

SARAH J. SADLER wife of W. G. Sadler, born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Oct. 15, 1849; died Edgefield, Tenn., Aug. 17, 1878; surviving were husband and 5 children.

MARY MATTHEWS born Accomac Co., Va., Jan. 14, 1791; moved with William and Sarah Watson, her brother and sister to Davidson Co., Tenn. in 1820; in 1833 moved to Perry Co., Tenn. where she died July 3, 1878.

SADIE MAY PRICE infant dau of Robert C. and Bettie T. Price, died near Beverly, Ky., Sept. 7, 1878; born Feb. 7, 1878.

RACHEL STEARNES born Madison Co., Ala., May 10, 1808; died DeKalb Co., Ala., July 7, 1878.

HANNAH E. JEFFRIES born Hardin Co., Ky., Dec. 10, 1839; died Aug. 10, 1878; first husband killed in railroad accident; then married James M. Jeffries who survived her with a daughter.

SARAH E. WOODWARD, nee Yeager, born Sept. 29, 1824; married Finis E. Woodward and had 2 sons; burial in Red Mills Cemetery (Ky.)

MARY ELLEN CRAIG born July 31, 1813; died Colbert Co., Ala., Nov. 14, 1878; married in 1870 and husband died 9 months before she did; her first-born child died at age 3 years.

Tribute of Respect to ALLEN O. BATTLE, teacher in Fayetteville Sunday school, died recently; by Sunday School dated November 18, 1878.

DAVID GRANT born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Feb. 13, 1813; died in same county, November 16, 1878.


December 14, 1878

Rev. MARK L. ANDREWS died 2 miles west of Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 16, 1878 aged 81 years, 11 months and 14 days. Rev. Andrews was buried in Mt. Hope Cem. A statement from the decedent before his demise, "My parents were born and raised in the State of Virginia, married and moved to Kentucky in the latter part of the year 1795. I was born on the 2d day of December, 1796, between Lexington and Richmond, Ky. In October 1810, my father, George Andrews, moved to Williamson Co., Tenn. On the 16th day of May 1816 I was married to Eliza Dean and, we have lived together in great pleasure to the present time. In the fall of 1819 I became impressed religiously and sought for and found pardon and joined the M. E. Church, Nov. 1819 and was licensed as a local preacher on the 22d of September 1822. I was ordained a deacon in 1826 by Bishop Soule. In 1836 I was ordained an elder at Columbus by Bishop Roberts. In the economy of the church, there being no provision made to support her local ministers, I was forced to look to other sources for employment … in March 1840 I was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of Williamson County and reelected thereafter from time to time and served as such continually until September 1874; my health declining at that time I withdrew from any further wish to serve the public and retired… I wish my coffin to be peculiarly plain and of sound wood. I want my grave dug a little deeper than usual. I shall ever feel grateful for the attention, affection and care that my children have ever exercised for me and are still bestowing upon me… I pray Heaven that they may find a full reward… " "Upto the closing hours of his death his mind was clear and active… With his own hand he closed his mouth and eyes and asked his son to turn his face to the wall and died."

WILLIAM H. FOY born Mar. 6, 1813; died Eufaula, Ala., Oct. 11, 1878; native of So. Carolina; married Mary Wilson, June 28, 1849 and moved to Barbour Co., Ala. 1850; later moved to Eufaula; a dry-goods merchant.

JETER JOHNSON s/o Rev. Joseph F. Thompson, died Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Nov. 1, 1878 aged 3 months and 1 week.


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December 21, 1878

ANN P. REDDICK born Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 18, 1835; died Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 28, 1878; married Charles P. Reddick, 1865; member of Elm Street Methodist Church.

SARAH MORGAN wife of Rev. T. G. Morgan, born Montgomeryshire, Great Britain, Aug. 6, 1825; died Downey City, California, Aug. 30, 1878; married in 1840.

JOHN COLEMAN McDANIEL s/o Charles B. and Louisa McDaniel, born June 3, 1846; died November 7, 1878. Fayetteville, Tenn.

WILLIAM G. "Willie" DICKENSON s/o Charles H. and Nancy C. Dickenson, born Nov. 22, 1855; died Russell Co., Ky., Oct. 16, 1878; native of Greenup Co., Ky.

THOMAS P. HARWELL born Giles Co., Tenn., April 23, 1827; died Oct. 25, 1878. Bradshaw, Tennessee.

ARTEMUS JENNING COX died Tibbee, Miss., Oct. 8, 1878 in his 52nd year of age; native of Perry Co., Miss.; married Sallie dau of Colonel Mims.

MATILDA HARDIN wife of Ben Hardin, born near Amor, Indiana, June 9, 1849; died near Big Spring, Ky., Sept. 18, 1878; dau of Peter Allen; surviving were husband and 7 children.

MOLLIE E. MORGAN wife of W. T. Morgan, died Greenville, Ky., Sept. 23, 1878; born Sept. 27, 1853; married Sept. 27, 1876.

MARY H. HARMON wife of J. C. Harmon, dau of J. W. G. and Helen J. Jones, born Dec. 9, 1856; married Dec. 20, 1876; died Nov. 4, 1878. "And kissing her babe a last adieu, she sweetly fell asleep in Jesus."

N. H. HICKS died Nov. 14, 1878; born Ga., 1802. San Jose.


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