By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2002


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January 7, 1888

Dr. A. R. WINFIELD, editor of the ARKANSAS METHODIST, died in Little Rock, Ar., Dec. 26, 1887.

JOSEPH BINKLEY born Davidson Co., Tenn., Nov. 19, 1810; married (1) Martha Buchanan Steele (died July 28, 1859), July 18, 1833; 12 children, 6 surviving him; (2) Elizabeth Holland (died 1879), Feb. 20, 1860; 1 child; (3) Mrs. Hettie Young, October 1880; he died near the "Hermitage," August 21, 1887.

MARTHA A. SHELTON widow of Rev. John W. Shelton died Fayette Co., Tenn., Nov. 5, 1887; born Hertford Co., N.C., July 11, 1829; daughter of Reddick and Elizabeth Cross and moved with them to west Tennessee.

CHARLES N. BENNETT born Ohio Co., Ky., June 23, 1811; died Aug. 8, 1887; married Martha Lindley, Dec. 24, 1835; 3 children, one, the Rev. R. D. Bennett, Louisville Methodist Conference.

STEPHEN B. LOVELL son of John and Priscilla Lovell born near Greenville, Ky., Jan. 22, 1866; died Crofton, Ky., Oct. 19, 1887; teacher.

REBECCA HURT HARDAWAY born Hancock Co., Ga., Nov. 12, 1837; died Gainesville, Ga., Sept. 17, 1887; married Robert A. Hardaway of the University of Ala.; daughter of William and Elizabeth (Bass) Hart.

MARTHA BODDIE born Jan. 27, 1827; died Christian Co., Ky., July 29, 1887; daughter of Malcom McNeill, Christian County and Martha (Rivers) McNeill, an aunt of Dr. R. H. Rives, a prominent Methodist; married Willy P. Boddie, 1848.

LEMUEL M. DIXON born Elbert Co., Ga., Feb. 7, 1813; died Oct. 25, 1887; orphaned he was reared by an aunt, Elizabeth Evans; at the age of 16 years he went to live with another aunt, Kate Courey; went to Memphis, Tenn. in 1849; married Mrs. E. C. Robinson, July 27, 1851; moved to DeSoto Co., Miss. in 1862 and in 2 years moved to Shelby Co., Tenn. and late in 1876 moved to Sharpe Co., Ark. where he died.

JAMES D. STEWART born Hardeman Co., Tenn., June 7, 1861; died Harrison, Ark. Sept. 20, 1887.

MATTIE GARRETT daughter of G. H. and N. L. Garrett born May 25, 1863; died Oct. 25, 1887; her mother died when she was two years old. "A broken shaft should mark her resting place and close to it should grow the evergreen."

MATILDA BLANTON wife of W. H. Blanton, born N.C., July 9, 1806; died near Blanton's Chapel, Tenn., Aug. 27, 1887.

ALBERT GROVES son of C. C. Groves died Sept. 23, 1887.

JAMES MORTON born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Feb. 11, 1813; died Columbus, Ky., Nov. 3, 1887.

MARY JANE POYNER, nee Steptoe, born Sept. 7, 1851; died Humphreys Co., Tenn., recently.

MARY J. OMAN, nee Green, born Dec. 6, 1824; married George Loman, 1840; died Aug. 2, 1887, having given "her husband full directions about the distribution of her effects among her children."


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Rev. JAMES B. RICHMOND born Dec. 25, 1857; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Dec. 23, 1882; married Henrietta Gray, Feb. 17, 1885; died Oct. 7, 1887.

ETHEL ANDERSON daughter of P. Anderson born Nov. 16, 1877; died Oct. 11, 1887.

JAMES S. ALEXANDER died Sept. 10, 1887; member of Beech Grove Methodist Church.

MARY JAN GARLAN daughter of L. F. and Sarah Garlan born Nov. 26, 1873; died Aug. 11, 1887.

EWEN WILLIAMS son of G. M. and M. J. Williams born May 6, 1885; died August 2, 1887.


January 14, 1888

Rev. Dr. W. R. HUMPHREY died Dec. 9, 1887 in residence of his son, Alex. P. Humphrey, Louisville, Ky.; born Fairfield, Conn., Jan. 8, 1809; his own father was a Presbyterian minister and president of Amherst College; he had been licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1833.

CARRIE E. COUTS wife of John F. Couts born July 18, 1842; died Clarksville, Tenn. Nov. 12, 1887; five years president of the Woman's Missionary Society.

Mrs. FRANCIS BURNET born Va., July 26, 1801; moved to Tenn. 12 years ago; died Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., Sept. 26, 1887; 16 children, 75 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren survived her.

GUY PATTERSON MITCHELL son of Rev. J. W. and G. E. Mitchell born Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 28, 1866; died Oct. 25, 1887.

Dr. C. C. GILLESPIE born Tuscaloosa Co., Ala., Aug 21, 1822; died Dallas, Texas, Oct. 12, 1887. His children were Charles B., Willie K., Connie and Zillah Gillespie.

SARAH F. BROWNLEE daughter of Robert and Sallie Spillman born Green Co., Ky., Oct. 6, 1831; married John A. Brownlee, August 30, 1849; 6 sons; died Nov. 6, 1887.

MARTHA SHELTON born Va., Feb. 19, 1831; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. with her father, Colonel Robert Tucker and family when she was young; married Colonel E. O. Shelton, Oct. 17, 1850; 5 children; died July 2, 1887.

Mrs. J. E. (Nadine) SCALES married Feb. 28, 1875; died recently in Texas.

CHARLES FILLMORE PATTEN born June 5, 1856; died Freestone Co., Texas, Nov. 5, 1887. His daughter, DAISY KELLEY PATTEN born Mar. 2, 1887; died Oct. 16, 1887.

FRANK GRIFFITH ORR son of Rev. B. F. Orr, Louisville Methodist Conference, died Nov. 4, 1887; was two years old as of August 6, 1887.

ELIZABETH Z. ALLEN oldest child of L. B. and M. J. Allen, born Giles Co., Tenn., July 18, 1867; died July 17, 1887.

E. N. NEBLETT, nee Wyatt, born Va., Sept. 3, 1806; married Rev. John T. Neblett, Dec. 7, 1826; moved to Haywood Co., Tenn. in 1835; 13 children; died August 23, 1887.

SARAH J. LASSITER born Jan. 25, 1843; died Oct. 28, 1887; married Dr. E. D. Lassiter, Sept. 2, 1858.

MOLLIE A. BLANTON daughter of W. M. and Maggie Dunson, born Travis Co., Texas, Nov. 1, 1866; died Mar. 5, 1888 [1887]; married Thomas N. Blanton, Nov. 3, 1866.

CHARLES GILIAM born Nov. 23, 1859; died Nov. 2, 1887.


January 21, 1888

ESTELLE LITTLEJOHN COOK wife of W. H. Cook, Smith's Grove, Ky.; daughter of James L. and Ann Maria Riser, Russellville, Ky.; great-granddaughter of Rev. John Littlejohn, a pioneer Methodist preacher; died Jan. 3, 1888, ten days short of her 35th birthday.

THOMAS SEAY born Wilson Co., Tenn., June 9, 1841; married Lelia V. Harris, Feb. 28, 1861; married Feb. 28, 1861; educated at Cumberland University, Lebanon; died November 30, 1887.


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JORDAN BAILEY born Va., Nov. 15, 1786; twice married; moved to Miss. in 1835; died Holmes Co., Miss., May 30, 1887.

AMANDA WEIR born Jan. 14, 1817; died in residence of son-in-law, Capt. T. M. East, Nov. 23, 1887.

HARRIET T. GARDNER, nee Young, born Robertson Co., Tenn., May 6, 1808; married William H. Gardner, Oct. 25, 1827; died Nov. 30, 1887; burial in Huntingdon cemetery.

DORA FARRIS youngest child of Mrs. Josie Farris, born April 20, 1874; died Sept. 16, 1887; pupil in Rockvale Academy.

KIRK HUBBARD CHILCOAT born Feb. 18, 1822; married Mollie Brown, 1862; died June 20, 1887.

CHARLIE TAYLOR born Oct. 12, 1842; died July 28, 1887.

ELIZABETH McCULLOUGH born July 9, 1806; died Nov. 6, 1887.

NORVELLE SCARBROUGH born Savannah, Ga., July 1, 1865; moved to Memphis, Tenn. in 1871; son of A. M. and L. J. Scarbrough; B. A., Kentucky Military Institute; died Sept. l0, 1887.

LULA HULETT daughter of Capt. A. W. and Clarisa Hulett, died Pottsboro, Texas, Nov. 13, 1887 in her 20th year of age.

BARBARA INMAN wife of Granville Inman, daughter of James B. and Catherine Pewitt, born Feb. 9, 1814; died Oct. 19, 1887; 12 children.

NANCY J. COOK, nee Barksdale, born Feb. 6, 1814; died Stewart Co., Tenn., Nov. 30, 1887.

MARY ANN MASON born Aug. 22, 1824; died Aug. 14, 1887.

Tribute of Respect for JAMES H. COLLOM, old steward; by Fourth Quarterly Conference, Mt. View Circuit, White River Conference, at Marcella, Ark., Nov. 19, 1887.

GRANVILLE GOODLOE HARPER son of W. T. and Lila Harper born Dec. 2, 1882; died Nov. 4, 1887.

IRWIN NICHOLS born Jan. 1, 1850; died Nov. 6, 1887.

LEANDER BERRYHILL born near Mansfield, Tenn., Jan. 18, 1866; died Graves Co., Ky., Sept. 11, 1887; son of W. J. and Jerlean Berryhill.

Rev. W. B. HARPER born Miss., Nov. 20, 1805; died Pineville, La., June 10, 1887; married Louisa Spurlock, Feb. 4, 1858; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1857.

CATHARINE RUST wife of Abraham Rust, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Daine, born Oct. 19, 1813; died Nov. 11, 1887.

ARTHUR THACKER son of James and Mattie Thacker born Dec. 24, 1883; died Nov. 14, 1887.

STELLA THACKER born Feb. 20, 1887; died July 17, 1887. Siblings. Obit submitted by their grandfather, W. T. Martin.

LENA BLALOCK daughter of James and Lula Blalock born May 22, 1882; died Aug. 21, 1887.


January 28, 1888

Rev. JOHN H. L. DAVIS, North Alabama Methodist Conference, died Lincoln, Ala., Jan. 5, 1888; graduate, Vanderbilt University.

Dr. S. T. WILLIAMS born Giles Co., Tenn., Aug. 15, 1881 [an obvious error] ; died Nov. 2, 1887; graduate, Cumberland University, 1874; Vanderbilt, 1877; married Bettie Winford, 1878; moved to Indian Territory where became ill with malaria.

M. L. THRASHER, nee Anderson, born Dec. 28, 1847; died Sept. 24, 1887; married W. T. Thrasher, in her 24th year of age.

LELA B. FORD born Polk Co., Ga., Aug. 7, 1887; died Nov. 5, 1887.


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RUTH NABORS born Laurens Dist., S.C., 1812; moved with parents, Joshua and Ellen Teague, to Shelby Co., Ala. in 1832; married H. V. Nabors in 1830; 9 children; died Cumbiana, Ala., Oct. 30, 1887.

WILLIAM M. "Billy" BURNS died in residence of parents, D. C. Thompson and wife, near Middleton, Tenn., Nov. 20, 1887 aged 37 years; married daughter of J. J. Murry, 1875; two children.

LUCY BELL FRENCH born Hickman. Co., Ky., Mar. 27, 1850; died Nov. 22, 1887.

JESE R. JOHNSON youngest son of Richard and Louisa Johnson, born Robertson Co., Tenn., May 27, 1858; died Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 27, 1887; orphaned, he was reared by his uncle, Jesse Sadler and wife, Lizzie.

JIMMIE HATTON AKIN son of J. H. and Marinda Akin born Maury Co., Tenn., Feb. 12, 1862; died Oct. 22, 1887.

JODIE RUTH GREGORY, nee Rives, born July 17, 1863; married Andrew Gregory, Oct. 15, 1885; died Dec. 6, 1887.

SALLY F. BOYD, nee Rives, born July 22, 1867; married Wallace F. Boyd, July 29, 1886; died May 28, 1887.

BENJAMIN ADAMS born N.C., 1812; died Tipton Co., Tenn., June 28, 1887; 5 daughters.

JULIA A. MANSON, nee Walker, born Dinwiddie Co., Va., Mar. 7, 1807; married Thomas H. Manson, Dec. 28, 1824; died Nov. 10, 1887, New Providence, Tenn.

HETTIE CLEVELAND WEBB daughter of Ira E. and Virgie Webb born July 19, 1884; died Aug. 23, 1887.

JOHN F. STEWART born Nov. 10, 1834; died Nov. 11, 1887.

VIRGIL HYDE son of Everett and Effie Hyde died Nov. 22, 1887.

CAROLINE COCK, nee Moody, born Dec. 22, 1839; died recently.

WILLIE and ALEX. ORR sons of J. K. and Clay Orr died Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. Willie, age 6, Sept. 8; Alex., age 4 years, Sept. 10, 1887.

ELLEN MAY TUCKER daughter of W. N. and Carrie Tucker born Spring Hill, Tenn., Aug. 20, 1881; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 26, 1887.


February 4, 1888

MARY A. HOBBS wife of C. D. Hobbs, Anchorage, Ky., died Jan. 14, 1888; it was in her residence that Fountain P. Pitts died during the General Conference in Louisville, Ky. in 1874. Pitts was a renowned Methodist "divine."

JOHN R. HOLLEY born Yallobusha Co., Miss., Mar. 27, 1855; married Mary A. Rose; moved to Coffeeville, Miss and served as circuit court clerk for 8 years; died Oct. 23, 1887.

MARGARET ANN GOULD daughter of Dr. Washington and N. J. Bond, born Shelby Co., Tenn., Dec. 14, 1839; married Major J. W. Gould, Sept. 20, 1865; died Shelby Co., Tenn., Dec. 3, 1887.

JESSE COX born May 18, 1858; married Catherine Dillian, April 5, 1882; died Dec. 17, 1887.

MINNIE CALDWELL died June 19, 1887; a child.

MARY E. MYERS wife of H. W. Myers, born Allen Co., Ky., Mar. 3, 1834; died Scottsville, Ky., July 24, 1887.

HELEN J. LYTLE second daughter of Colonel James M. and Martha King, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Oct. 10, 1828; married John Lytle, April 2, 1848; died Oct. 8, 1887.

MARY RATCLIFFE SCALES wife of Dr. P. D. Scales, Bethesda, Tenn., born Mar. 14, 1852; died Nov. 18, 1887.


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B. A. REEVES, aged 25 years, 2 months, 24 days old, died near Corinth, Miss., Nov. 6, 1887.

EDWIN NATHAN GAMBLE KIMBELL born Morgan Co., Ala., Sept. 26, 1826; died Nov. 14, 1887.

Rev. JOSEPH BYBEE born Aug. 29, 1816; died Warren Co., Tenn., July 28, 1887; licensed to preach in Methodist Church April 11, 1846.

MATTIE GILLIAM NEWMAN died Windsor Hotel, Chicago, Ill., Nov. 2, 1887; born Nov. 28, 1865; married Dewitt C. Newman.

Tribute of Respect for Capt. T. J. GRAY, model teacher who died recently; by Sunday School at Fayetteville, Tenn.; undated.

SUSAN POWERS daughter of Elijah and Rebecca Martin, born Mar. 7, 1813; married B. C. Powers Sept. 2, 1841; died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Oct. 12, 1887.

ALGIA B. SMITH son of R. F. Smith and wife, born Maury Co., Tenn., Aug. 31, 1880; died Nov. 5, 1887.

MARY EMMA WATLINGTON born Dec. 13, 1874; died Dec. 10, 1887.

LIZZIE F. THOMAS wife of J. R. Thomas, daughter of G. S. and M. F. Gardner, born Jan. 23, 1868; died Carroll Co., Tenn., Nov. 4, 1887.

ALICE CAMP CONLEY daughter of J..R. and Sallie Conley, born Jan. 27, 1884; died Nov. 15, 1887.

ELIZABETH A. ADAMS born Pickens Co., Ala., Mar. 5, 1842; died West Point, Miss., Nov. 29, 1887.

DENNIS McNAIL son of Dr. J. F. McNail, grandson of Rev. Benjamin McNail, died Nov. 28, 1887.

WILLIE A. CROW son of M. B. and Addie Crow, born Allen Co., Ky., Sept. 15, 1880; died April 9, 1887.

PURNIE LOU CROW daughter of Wesley W. and Lucinda Crow born Allen Co., Ky., Oct. 31, 1885; died July 14, 1887.

LAZARUS BIVIAN INMAN born Aug. 27, 1882; died Nov. 21, 1887.

SARAH BRIDGES born Jan. 1800; died Benton Co., Tenn., Nov. 30, 1887; member of Cowell's Chapel Methodist congregation.

CHARLIE YOUNG son of Robert and Dora Young died Nov. 18, 1887 aged 2 years, 6 months.


February 11, 1888

Mrs. ELIZABETH S. JACKSON died Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 26, 1887 in residence of her son-in-law, F. A. Butler; married A. G. Jackson, Mar. 4, 1844; 10 children.

Mrs. MARY BURNS STEEL born Petersburg, Va., Oct. 31, 1853; daughter of John and Sarah Burns; married Rev. S. A. Steel, Nov. 5, 1874, chaplain of University of Va.; teacher of vocal music in Martha Washington College in Abingdon, Va.; died Dec. 4, 1887; 4 children.

WILLIAM BECKS SAWYER born Pasquotank Co., N.C., April 20, 1805; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., April 30, 1887; went to Ohio in his mid-twenties, then to Indiana, Illinois, eventually back to N.C.; married Charlotie Williams; moved to Tenn., settling on a farm in Lauderdale County; married Fanny Wright in 1838; justice of the peace several years; freemason.

RANDOLPH MILLS born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Jan. 10, 1820; married Rebecca Moore, Jan. 10, 1843; died Dec. 11, 1887.

SARAH H. DOWDELL born Merriwether Co., Ga., Dec. 13, 1822; died Opelika, Ala., Nov. 30, 1887; married James F. Dowdell, June 23, 1842.

THOMAS WEST born Cannon Co., Tenn., Nov. 7, 1816; died Alexandria, Tenn., Nov. 14, 1887; married Martha Allen, Mar. 28, 1838; active Methodist layman.


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SUSAN P. CORLEW born July 4, 1821; married T. W. Corlew, Oct. 3, 1844; died Dec. 5, 1887.

KATE HART wife of W. C. Hart died July 27, 1887; 5 children.

ELIZABETH RAY, nee Henderson, born Jan. 4, 1802; died near Oakland, Ala., Nov. 10, 1887; 7 sons; husband experienced financial ruin by his going security for someone's debts.

PRISCILLA BUFORD CARTWRIGHT widow of Albert Cartwright, died near Collierville, Tenn., Nov. 15, 1887 in 70th year of her age; married in 1835; moved to Shelby Co., Tenn. in 1856 and husband died there in 1863; 9 children.

MILTON McCOWN WOODS son of W. K. and Anne Woods born Dec. 2, 1886; died Oct. 26, 1887.

SARAH HENRY HILL, nee Phillips, widow of Albert A. Hill, born Cumberland Co., Va., Mar. 4, 1817; died Fayette Co., Tenn., Oct. 29, 1887; married in 1835; 7 children; moved from Va. to Fayette County.

RHODA BROWN born Marion Co., Ky., Dec. 13, 1873; died Nov. 23, 1887.

NOVELLA LILES daughter of James F. and Alley Liles born Ballard Co., Ky., Nov. 11, 1866; died Gadsden, Tenn., Dec. 23, 1887.

Mrs. NANCY BURN died Dec. 4, 1887; an aged woman.

LENA BOWERS daughter of William and Mary Sheely born Mar. 12, 1872; died Dec. 9, 1887.

EDDIE PORTER son of James R. and Margaret Porter born Dec. 24, 1864; died Oct. 15, 1887; married Fannie Tolin, Mar. 6, 1884.

JOHN RUFUS JEFFERSON PORTER born July 25, 1862; died Sept. 23, 1887.


February 18, 1888

Rev. WILEY LEWIS born Hickman Co., Tenn., Jan. 28, 1809; died near Double Springs, Miss., Dec. 12, 1887; began preaching at the age of 22 years; ordained deacon Jan. 3, 1841; ordained elder Aug. 5, 1860. "He preached a great deal and with power."

LILLIE L. ARMSTRONG born Monroe Co., Miss., May 31, 1864; died Chickasaw Co., Miss., Nov. 9, 1887.

ELLA WHEELER FLOYD born Nov. 16, 1862; married R. B. Floyd, June 26, 1884; died Dec. 2, 1887.

Rev. JOHN C. STONE born May 1, 1825; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in the 1860s; died Feb. 21, 1887.

GEORGE W. LOMAN died Nov. 20, 1887 aged 64 years; married Mary J. daughter of John W. Green, 1843, and moved to Independence, Ark. His wife, MARY J., born Lauderdale Co., Ala., Dec. 6, 1824; her funeral was delivered on the fourth Sunday in October 1887.

WILLIAM H. FLOWERS born Mar. 17, 1872. SANDERS FLOWERS born Mar. 18, 1875; these were sons of John and Rebecca Flowers, Lauderdale Co., Tenn., who were drowned in Hatchie River, June 23, 1887.

WILLIAM OWEN born Sussex Co., Va., May 29, 1813; moved to Limestone Co., Ala. in 1818; died near Athens, Ala., Oct. 1, 1887.

MATTHEW L. EDWARDS born Lyon Co., Ky., April 1834; married Kate Stubbs, Jan. 8, 1858; died Princeton, Ky., Nov. 10, 1887.

GEORGE HAMMONDS SHRADER born Warren Co., Tenn., Sept. 11, 1825; died Collin Co., Texas, Oct. 25, 1887; married Mary Gibbs, Dec. 25, 1847.

JOSEPH A. RANSOM born Dec. 27, 1853; married Mary B. Lillard, Dec. 16, 1885; died Oct. 5, 1887; a son, Charley.

BEADY SMITH child of Rev. S. S. and Eliza Smith, born Nov. 12, 1871; died Sept. 22, 1887.

Judge GEORGE W. RUDY born Oct. 30, 1850; married Lizzie Huston, Oct. 30, 1878; died Calhoun, Ky., Nov. 6, 1887.


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FRANCES J. WOOD daughter of William and Elizabeth Cooper, wife of W. H. Wood, born Maury Co., Tenn., Jan. 24, 1831; died Pontotoc Co., Miss., Nov. 17, 1887.

AMANDA F. FRENCH born Mar. 7, 1849; died Nov. 20, 1887; married Rev. M. F. French, Jan. 8, 1874.

FREDDY KELTON son of S. H. and Rebecca Kelton, born Dec. 18, 1871; died Abilene, Kans., July 31, 1887.

ANNIE OLIVIA PEACOCK, nee Knox, born Nov. 30, 1847; married L. P. Peacock, Jr., Feb. 16, 1870; died Sunflower Co., Miss., Nov. 26, 1887.

IDA IOLA HILL daughter of James W. Hill and wife, died Gadsden, Ala., recently, aged 5 years.

Mrs. DRUSELLA CLENDENIN born May 1, 1832; died Sept. 30, 1887.

MARION WESLEY GORE born Feb. 24, 1879; died July 29, 1887, having fallen from a tree.

RUSSELL BINKLEY son of J. R. and C. V. Binkley born Jan. 1887; died Oct. 29, 1887.

TENNIE M. FROST died Dec. 21, 1887 aged 20 years, 11 months old.


February 25, 1888

Dr. A. W. HAWKINS, late commissioner of agriculture, State of Tennessee, died Huntingdon, Tenn., Feb. 9, 1888.

NANCY ANN RICHIE born Mar. 16, 1787; died Aug. 10, 1887; joined Methodist Church in 1796; her funeral sermon preached at Hale Chapel in Cole City by Rev. C. M. Campbell the fourth Sunday in September 1887.

ELIZA JANE PICKERING born April 22, 1844; died Carthage, Tenn., Jan. 28, 1888; married William B. Pickering, July 1, 1865.

JOSIAH FARMER born Robertson Co., Tenn., Aug. 11, 1826; married Nancy Long, Aug. 11, 1850; died Jan. 23, 1888.

RUTH J. McFADDEN died Henry Co., Tenn., Oct. 15, 1887 aged 33 years, 9 months and 10 days old; married J. P. McFadden, Dec. 17, 1874.

WILLIAM ADOLPHUS HILL born Grayson Co., Texas, June 12, 1857; died Moody, Texas, Jan. 3, 1888; married Lizzie Conn; 4 children.

SALLIE F. PARSLEY wife of J. W. Parsley, Ft. Worth, Texas, born Columbus, Miss.; died May 4, 1887.

ELLA BELL CROCKETT daughter of D. M. and Lucetta Crockett born Aug. 10, 1861; died Oct. 17, 1887.

MARGARET E. JONES daughter of George D. Young and wife, Statesville, Tenn., born Aug. 15, 1852; died Sept. 29, 1887.

ELIZABETH BLACKBURN born Montgomery Co., N.C., Aug. 9, 1797; married Curtis Blackburn, 1856; moved to Miss. in 1837; died recently aged 88 years, 4 months and 22 days old.

SARAH O. HALL, nee Legrand, born N.C. Aug. 7, 1805; died Lawrence Co., Ala., Dec. 27, 1887; married Rev. W. B. Hall, 1825 and moved to Tenn. and about 30 years later moved to Lawrence Co., Ala.

H. RILEY died So. Carrollton, Ky., Oct. 31, 1887 aged 64 years, 2 months old; married Sarah E. Barnard, 1842.

MARIETTA C. RALSTON wife of John Ralston, dec., daughter of John and Susan Lee, born Feb. 17, 1813; died Jan. 21, 1888; moved with parents from Ga. to Tennessee.

WILLIAM THOMAS BAIRD son of Rev. R. H. and M. Baird, Newcastle, Tenn., born Mar. 15, 1869; died Hickory Valley, Tenn., Jan. 10, 1888 in residence of uncle, Dr. W. L. Baird.

CAROLINE SCHROADER wife of O. A. Shroader, Murray, Ky., born Sept. 9, 1832; died Nov. 4, 1887.

ALFRED WAYLAND YOUNG son of W. A. and Anna Young, born Marshall Co., Miss., May 30, 1868; died January 16, 1888.


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JOHN TANKSLEY born Giles Co., Tenn., Feb. 15, 1816; died Oct. 11, 1888.

ELIZABETH S. STONE daughter of Dr. William and Mary Morris, born July 11, 1838; died Madisonville, Ky., Feb. 3, 1888.

SAMUEL ELZA HINTON son of William and Lizzie Hinton died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Nov. 11, 1887 aged 5 months and 15 days old.


March 3, 1888

Hon. JOHN HUNTER, brother of Dr. Andrew Hunter, died Alliance, Ohio, Feb. 5, 1888 in his 70th year of age.

JOHN B. HICKS born Williamson Co., Tenn., Mar. 15, 1811; died Sept. 25, 1887 in residence of son-in-law, R. G. Kirby near Conyersville, Tenn.; married Virginia Hatchell.

MARGARET COWAN born Abbeville Dist., S.C., Dec. 23, 1796; died Etowah Co., Ala., June 6, 1887; married Hiram Cowan, 1816; 13 children.

E. C. SMITH born Shelby Co., Ala., Mar. 15, 1838; married (1) Gabriel Sprouse, 1860, who was killed in the Civil War; (2) Amos Smith, 1865; died Clay Co., Miss., Nov. 5, 1887.

LIZZIE BRUER KEMPER daughter of W. V. and Ida Kemper born Aug. 22, 1887; died Feb. 8, 1888.

MARIA ELIZABETH GRIFFIS born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Aug. 9, 1846; married Capt. T. D. Griffis, July 1866; died Feb. 2, 1888.

JOHN YEARGIN died near Greenville, Ky., Jan. 22, 1888 aged 91 years; native of Brunswick Co., Va.; moved with widowed mother to Tenn.

F. M. MEACHAM born Meriwether Co., Ga., Jan. 17, 1846; married L. C. Rosser, Oct. 5, 1865; moved to Tallapoosa Co., Ala. in 1878; died Feb. 3, 1888.

ELIZA S. JACKSON born Sept. 12, 1811; married N. R. Jackson, Aug. 11, 1830; died Jan. 14, 1888 in Cloverport, Ky. in residence of son, G. A. Jackson.

W. T. FILGO born Dec. 24, 1820; died Lee Co., Miss., Oct. 9, 1887.

WILLIAM M. MOODY Son of Dr. R. L. and Mary Moody, born Gordon Co., Ga., Oct. 24, 1859; died DeSoto Co., Miss., Nov. 12, 1887.

SOPHRONIA A. SMITH born Sept. 13, 1850; died Jan. 28, 1888.

HATTIE and CLUFF HOOD children of Watson and Alice Hood; the former died several years before the son, aged nearly 2 years old when he died Dec. 4, 1887.

WILLIS R. WALTON born Jan. 2l, 1826; married Mary Ellis, Feb. 28, 1854; died Cornersville, Tenn., Jan. 2l, 1888.

NARCISSA E. NOLEN, nee Parish, wife of B. P. Nolen, died Franklin, Tenn., Jan. 27, 1888 aged 57 years, 3 months and 7 days; no children.

WILLIE HOWARD CRAMER Son of H. B. and S. S. Cramer, born Ft. Worth, Texas, Dec. 5, 1887; died Jan. 24, 1888.

Mrs. E. V. McCAUL born Williamson Co., Tenn., June 9, 185l; married Jan. 31, 1868; moved to Giles Co., Tenn. in January 1869; daughter of John and Elizabeth Beatty; died Lynnville, Tenn., Feb. 7, 1888. Presbyterian.

ERNEST LEE ANDREWS second Son of Mark L. and Sarah Andrews born Oct. 12, 187l; died Franklin, Tenn., Jan. 23, 1888.

Mrs. ANNA BUNCH born Sept. 15, 1801; died Feb. 9, 1888.

MOLLIE WATT wife of S. M. Watt, daughter of B. R. Foster died Feb. 11, 1888 aged 25 years; 3 ch.

SARAH HELEN HUTSON widow of Isaiah Hutson, born Sept. 26, 1844; died Feb. 6, 1888.


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MELVINA HOLLANDSWORTH born May 12, 1866; married E. A. Hollandsworth, Dec. 29, 1886; died Dec. 22, 1887.

MYRTIS HOLLANDSWORTH daughter of Bob and Lillie Hollandsworth died Jan. 12, 1888 aged 4 yrs

JOHN H. BUGHANAN son of G. H. and Maggie Buchanan died Bryan, Texas, Dec. 23, 1887 aged 1 year, 2 months old.

"Aunt" SUSAN HUDSON, native of Va., was 95 years old the fifth of last June [born June 5, 1792]; now lives in Madison Co., Tennessee and is "hale and hearty."


March 10, 1888

DAVID F. BATES born Wayne Co., Tenn., 1812; married M. A. Vaughn, 1848; died Jan. 7, 1888.

Tribute of Respect for WILLIAM L. FARIS, youngest steward; by Second Quarterly Conference, Salem Circuit, Tennessee Methodist Conference; undated.

Tribute of Respect for W. H. NOAH, trustee of Walnut Grove Methodist Church who died recently; by Second Quarterly Conference, Salem Circuit, Tennessee Methodist Conf.; undated.

M. L. HUBBARD born April 25, 1811; died Jan. 28, 1888.

NETTIE ELIZABETH MOORE daughter of Jacob C. and Cynthia Moore born Lake City, Fla., July 14, 1867; graduate, Martha Washington College, Abingdon, Va., June 1884 with highest honors; her step-father, Dr. William Hawkins a help to her; died Rossville, Ga., Sept. 11, 1887.

SARAH R. CLEAVES born Dec. 17, 1823; died Covington, Tenn., Jan. 25, 1888; married William A. Cleaves, Nov. 28, 1843.

Mrs. MARTHA A. JOHNSON born Feb. 2, 1834; died Maury Co., Tenn., Jan. 21, 1888.

GRIEF E. PYPKIN born June 10, 1819; died Maury Co., Tenn., Jan. 8, 1888; married (1) Diana Sargent (died Oct. 1, 1885), April 25, 1840; 2 daughters; (2) Mrs. Adline Carigan, Aug. 25, 1887.

H. F. STEAGAL, native of N.C., died near Santa Barbara, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jan. 4, 1888 in his 66th year of age; married Delia Peck; moved to Tenn., then to Texas and to Brazil in 1868.

MARY S. SIMS widow of Thomas Sims; daughter of Bartlett and Mary Yeargan, Williamson Co., Tenn., born Nov. 13, 1817; died Nov. 28, 1887.

MAGGIE LEE KING, nee Cheatham, born Walker Co., Ala., Feb. 27, 1869; died there, Feb. 15, 1888; married William R. King, Jr.

CATHARINE LITSEY, nee Day, born Grayson Co., Ky., Nov. 2, 1803; died there, Nov. 26, 1887; married Henry Litsey, April 22, 1823.

B. S. HARPER, SR. born March 12, 1801; died Feb. 1, 1888; member of Willow Grove Methodist Church.

EPPA BRYANT wife of W. E. Bryant born Oct. 25, 1853; died Dec. 23, 1887.

JENNIE JOHNSON wife of C. C. Johnson, born Jackson Co., Tenn., Nov. 11, 1854; married Nov. 23, 1873; moved to Fulton, Ky. where she died Nov. 15, 1887.

MOLLIE A. POWELL daughter of W. D. and N. J. Powell born Jan. 20, 1884; died Dec. 28, 1887 from burn injuries.

JAMES Z. ALLEN son of Eugene and Amanda Allen died Aug. 23, 1887 aged 9 months old.

MARY GIBBS BALCH, nee Hudson, died Jan. 3, 1888 aged 40 years.

WALKER E. TOWNSEND only child of J. B. and Electra Townsend born Feb. 16, 1887; died Tipton Co., Tenn., January 4, 1888.

JAMES HERVEY KLYCE born June 9, 1887 in Texas; died Jan. 16, 1888, Bellbuckle, Tenn.


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DORA A. GILBRETH daughter of J. L. Gi1breth and wife, born Feb. 19, 1883; died Jan. 2, 1888


March 17, 1888

A. F. EARLY died Nelson, California, Feb. 16, 1888 in his 31st year of age; formerly a student at Vanderbilt University.

Mrs. SPURRIER, nee Bradshaw, died April 17, 1887; born Aug. 30, 1834; married April 8, 1862.

RICHARD AKIN OGILVIE born Maury Co., Tenn., June 20, 1847; died in residence of his father, R. H. Ogilvie near Columbia, Tenn., Dec. 11, 1887; president of Second National Bank; primarily a merchant and trader; married (1) Mattie Woods; 2 children; (2) Florence Flower.

Tribute of Respect for S. S. MORTON by Shelbyville Methodist Church dated Feb. 1, 1888.

EDWARD S. FARLEY born Lunenburg Co., Va., Sept. 29, 1814; moved with family at age four to Madison Co., Ala.; died Jan. 30, 1888; married Emaline Garrison; made several moves, finally to Hillsboro, Ala. where he died Jan. 30, 1888.

JOHN GARRETT POWELL born April 25, 1816; died near Lebanon, Tenn., Feb. 15, 1888.

SARAH RESTER GRAINGER only daughter of Richard A. and Lively Grainger, born Henry Co., Tenn., Dec. 26, 1887 [birth year surely incorrect]; died in Paris, Tenn. in residence of her brother, Dr. R. A. Grainger, Feb. 25, 1888.

EVELINA M. WEBB daughter of S. S. and Frances Carroll, born Va., Aug. 12, 1806; moved at age two years with family to Rutherford Co., Tenn.; married Rev. L. D. Webb, June 14, 1846; died near Austin, Ark., Dec. 19, 1887.

ALBERT CLARK COOPER born Maury Co., Tenn., May 31, 1859; married Etta Spain, Nov. 16, 1881; died Oct. 14, 1887; 3 children.

JAMES H. COOPER born Maury Co., Tenn., June 25, 1861; married Mattie King, Feb. 22, 1883; died Aug. 18, 1887.

LUCINDA ANGELINE RANDALS, nee Moberly, born Ala., Nov. 25, 1819; married James Randols, June 10, 1837; moved to Callahan Co., Texas in 1875 where she died Dec. 31, 1887.

CHARLEY BOB BEASLEY son of Johnson and Eliza Beasley, born Nov. 17, 1882; died Smith Co., Tenn., January 19, 1888.

MARY D. TANSIL wife of B. A. Tansil, daughter of Thomas and Malissa Glass, born Oct. 16, 1842; married Jan. 8, 1863; died Feb. 23, 1888.

JAMES M. REMLEY born Lowndes Co., Ala., April 29, 1846; married Mary Hyatt, Dec. 18, 1878; died Monticello, September 24, 1887.

JANIE WATSON died Franklin, Tenn., Feb. 26, 1888 in residence of mother, Mrs. S.C. Watson, aged 28 years.

Rev. W. P. COOP born Cumberland Co., Ky., Feb. 1, 1863; licensed to preach in the Methodist Church in 1885; married Cynthia Hicks, Sept. 4, 1886; died Feb. 26, 1888, Canton, Ky.

H. V. CHILDRESS born Logan Co., Ky., April 1, 1860; died Keysburg, Ky., Feb. 13, 1888.

NANNIE KENNEDY born Aug. 9, 1863; married John W. Gill, Nov. l0, 1881; died Jan. 25, 1888.

ALICE T. SEITZ, nee Denton, born Henderson Co., Ky., April 16, 1849; married Willaim A. Seitz, Nov. l0, 1875; died Feb. 25, 1888.

LOUISA SUSAN RUCKER wife of W. M. Rucker, born Abbeville Dist., S.C., July 5, 1834; died Collin Co., Texas, Nov. 24, 1887; 3 sons.

SUSIE M. KING born Maury Co., Tenn., July 22, 1859; died Sept. 20, 1887 while attending a school for the deaf and dumb in Knoxville, Tenn.


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MYRTIE TRUAX born Owen Co., Ind., April 10, 1883; died Nov. 5, 1886.

ELIZABETH T. WALL widow of Charles Wall, died Franklin, Tenn., February 12, 1888 aged 59 years, 10 months old.


March 24, 1888

MARY SHEPHERD wife of B. A. Shepherd, president of First National Bank, Houston, Texas, died Feb. 20, 1888; born Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 21, 1821; daughter of John Hobson; married in 1840 and moved to Houston, Texas.

Dr. MADISON GRIGGS GREEN born Nolensville, Tenn., Sept. 21, 1854; married Cora Haley, May 29, 1879; 2 children; graduate, Vanderbilt University (medical dept.), 1876; died Jan. 13, 1888.

ETTA REAMES daughter of Thomas R. and Martha Moore, born Alamance Co., N.C., Feb. 25, 1862; died Fayette Co., Tenn., Jan. 26, 1888; married George H. Reames, September 7, 1880.

MARY FRANCES DUNN, nee Gunn, born Robertson Co., Tenn., Feb. 3, 1837; married John H. Dunn, Oct. 21, 1852; died Feb. 23, 1888.

SARAH M. STROUD wife of Mark Stroud born Morgan Co., Ga., Oct. 4, 1814; married Oct. 4, 1832; died Rusk Co., Texas, Feb. 23, 1888.

MINNIE RIGGS, nee Curtis, born Bedford Co., Tenn., May 7, 1858; married W. H. Riggs, Dec. 14, 1881; died Jan. 4, 1888.

LOU S. SCOAT daughter of Rev. B. F. Biggs, born May 26, 1859; married J. E. Scoat, Oct. 26, 1875; died Feb. 19, 1888.

MATILDA NELSON wife of B. F. Nelson born Iredell Co., N.C., Nov. 24, 1812; married (1) Charles Churchill (died Fayette Co., Tenn., Jan. 29, 1845), Sept. 11, 1828; (2) Barnabas Nelson, Jan. 30, 1849; moved to Independence Co., Ark. in 1852; died July 23, 1887.

ADDIE CROSSNOE daughter of John and Malinda Crossnoe born Dec. 15, 1871; died Jan. 12, 1888.

AZARIAH MOSS born Tenn., May 30, 1816; married (1) Adaline Alford, Dec. 20, 1837; (2) Christian Watson, July 3, 1849; joined Methodist Church August 1853; died Feb. 17, 1888.

Rev. ISAAC C. FOSTER born Dec. 1, 1811; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Mar. 1, 1834; ordained deacon Oct. 15, 1837; ordained elder Nov. 7, 1841; died Feb. 24, 1888.

ESTELLE CHOATE daughter of William and Laretta Choate born July 15, 1882; died Feb. 22, 1888

ELIZA H. McFERRIN born Mar. 27, 1815; died Jan. 24, 1888; married A. F. McFerrin, June 11, 1835; a son of Rev. John B. McFerrin.

AMERICA PAINTER MARLIN born Coffee Co., Tenn., Feb. 14, 1851; married Thomas C. Marlin, Dec. 14, 1865; moved to Sharp Co., Ark. in 1872; died May 30, 1874 [date furnished].

MARY LOUISA OVERALL only child of William and Elizabeth Jetton born Rutherford Co., Tenn. June 13, 1847; died Sept. 5, 1887.

EMILY BRANSON, nee Cardwell, married James W. Branson, 1847; died Jan. 14, 1888.

SUSAN L. JONES, nee Waller, born Sussex Co., Va., Jan. 17, 1818; died Benton Co., Miss., Jan. 16, 1888; married James Jones, Jan. 2, 1850; several sons.

ANN MORGAN SCOTT born Nov. 6, 1843; married George W. Scott, Nov. 4, 1868; died Oct. 30, 1887.

GEORGE SAMUEL WHITEHORN died McKenzie, Tenn., Feb. 24, 1888 aged 11 years, 10 mos., 2 days.

MARY E. W. SLONE, nee Crane, born Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1827; married Fletcher Slone, 1856; moved to Bolivar in 1868; died Feb. 5, 1888.

EFFIE PEARL McNICHOLS born Tipton Co., Ind., Oct. 22, 1833; died April 2, 1887.

HORACE ANDREWS son of T. E. and Mary Andrews died Franklin, Tenn., Feb. 20, 1888.


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March 31, 1888

"Aunt" TEMPIE INGRAM, now living in Sacramento Circuit, Louisville Methodist Conference, reached her 94th birthday on February 3, 1888 [born Feb. 3, 1794]; born in Va.; moved with parents to Logan Co., Ky. when she was ten years old; a Methodist about 77 years.

SEABORN ROU son of Charles B. Rou of Walton Co., Ga., went to Ark. about 17 years ago; if living he would be about 50 years old; his last letter was received about 6 years ago. His father would like to know if he is living or deceased.

DOCIA ELIZABETH TAYLOR born Lamar Co., Ala., Nov. 11, 1871; daughter of John T. and Mary Taylor; moved to Shelby Co., Tenn. in Dec. 1877; died Feb. 2, 1888.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. MARIA ELIZABETH GRIFFIS who died Feb. 2, 1888; by Blanche, Tenn. Sunday School; undated.

MARGARET BELL, nee Jones, born Logan Co., Ky., Sept. 3, 1827; died there, Sept. 9, 1887; daughter of Isaac and Eliza Jones; married Benjamin E. Proctor, 1846; several children; (2) John Bell, 1857.

MATTIE TARVER daughter of John and Lucy Tarver born July 2, 1863; died Nov. 10, 1887; graduate Greenwood Seminary near Lebanon, Tenn.

JOHN T. BILES son of T. L. and Margaret Biles born March 2, 1848; died Feb. 10, 1888; merchant.

JOHN R. T. WILSON born Marshall Co., Tenn.; died March 24, 1877 [date as furnished].

ADDIE E. BAILEY daughter of John G. and Sallie Bailey; died near Arlington, Tenn., Dec. 9, 1887 aged 13 years, 7 months and 18 days old.

JOHN ISAHM MATTHEWS born Sept. 27, 1850; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 4, 1888; husband and father.

J. C. RAY married Adaline Wells, 1846; died Horse Cave, Ky., Feb. 24, 1888 aged 65 years, l month and a few days old.

ROSA JONES daughter of H. A. and N. H. Jones, formerly of S.C., died Mineral Springs, Ark., Feb. 18, 1888.

Judge W. W. JENKINS born Mar. 20, 1846; died Blandville, Ky., Feb. 9, 1888.

WALTER D. CLARK only son of W. F. and E. L. Clark, born May 7, 1867; died Feb. 25, 1888, Lincoln Co., Tenn.

ROSCHE ROBERTS widow of Dr. Richard R. Roberts born Feb. 12, 1834; married Nov. 20, 1857; died Pulaski, Tenn., Feb. 13, 1888.

JOHN WESLEY THOMPSON died Mar. 9, 1888 aged 74 years, 6 months and 13 days old; son of Rev. David Thompson.

MARY ANGELINE ROMINE daughter of Dr. Pascal and Elizabeth McCullor; born Dec. 17, 1854; died Jan. 7, 1888.

ALICE M. RUSSELL daughter of Robert and Mary Russell born Hardin Co., Tenn., July 5, 1851; died Feb. 23, 1888.

WILLIAM L. FARIS son of Littleton and Margaret Faris, born Franklin Co., Tenn., Sept. 20, 1862; died Jan. 31, 1888.

THOMAS G. HARDIN born Dec. 16, 1859; died Jan. 2, 1888.

HARTWELL COLEMAN THOMASSON born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Feb. 3, 1885; died Jan. 2, 1888.

EFFIE BRANTLEY daughter of Rev. William and Bettie Brantley died Feb. 15, 1888.

Mr. WELTON "an elderly gentleman" died near Dover, Tenn., Jan. 24, 1888.

SALLIE MAYS daughter of J. R. and P. Mays died Feb. 28, 1888 aged 2 years, 24 days old.


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JOSEPHINE GRAVES died Oct. 12, 1887. CHARLES L. GRAVES died Oct. 24, 1887. Children of B. B. and Margaret Graves.

MARTHA EDWARD BRITT daughter of Ephraim and Nancy Britt died Feb. 8, 1888 aged 3 years and 6 months old.


April 7, 1888

RICHARD HODGES son of David Hodges, local Methodist preacher, born Smith Co., Tenn., June 22, 1808; died Delta Co., Texas, Feb. 7, 1887.

E. B. FAVER daughter of Charles and Sallie Lewis born Va., Nov. 11, 1804; died DeSoto Co., Miss., Nov. 2, 1887; married Dr. John Faver, 1819. [First given name, Esther]

ELIZABETH GREEN daughter of Robert and Mollie Taylor, born Carroll Co., Ga., Oct. 4, 1859; moved with parents to Wood County, Texas; married Henry R. Green, Nov. 29, 1874; died Jan. 26, 1888

MATTIE GILL SUMMERS married J. E. Summers, Cadiz, Ky., in Sept. 1870; died recently.

W. L. OLIVER born Aug. 7, 1849; died Nov. 26, 1887; married Oct. 22, 1877.

MINNIE G. BLADES wife of W. C. Blades, Covington, Ky., died Mar. 16, 1888.

LIZZIE HARRIS, nee Welles, wife of J. C. Harris, Waverly, Tenn., died Mar. 18, 1888 in her 24th year of age; married Feb. 9, 1887.

Tribute of Respect for Miss LOUISE STOKES, church member; by Macon, Miss. Sunday School; dated March 18, 1888.

BRANCH R. DRINKARD born Halifax Co., Va., June 14, 1814; married Felicia Baynham, Dec. 24, 1833; died Jan. 31, 1888.

WILLIAM MILES EVANS born Dixon [Dickson] Co., Tenn., June 2, 1821; married M. J. Fowlkes, July 15, 1844; died Jan. 22, 1888; moved to Hickman Co., Ky. in December 1857.

WILLIAM N. WYATT born Oct. 25, 1851; died Dec. 31, 1886. His wife, MARY L., born May 4, 186l; died Nov. 12, 1887. Marshall Co., Ky.

LINNIE E. MURRELL daughter of J. W. and Julia Murrell born Fayette Co., Tenn., Aug. 22, 1870; died near Kelly, Miss., Mar. 2, 1888.

T. M. THOMPSON born Aug. 11, 1853; died Marshall Co., Ky., Oct. 6, 1887. His wife, MARTHA D., died January 25, 1888.

J. A. HARMON born April 23, 1836; died Maury Co., Tenn., March 6, 1888.

NANCY J. WISEMAN born June 12, 1849; married James H. Wiseman, Aug. 13, 1868; died Mar. 15, 1888; 6 children.

MYRTLE JOHNSON daughter of J. F. Johnson and wife died Aug. 24, 1885 aged 3 years, 3 months and 2 days old.

Rev. WILLIAM H. LEIGH died Paducah, Ky., Mar. 13, 1888 in his 64th year of age; married Mary Brocks, Weakley Co., Tenn., 1852.


April 14, 1888

Major WILLIAM JOHNSON, now in his 93rd year of age, a Virginian, moved to Tennessee in boyhood; became a Methodist in November 1817.

ROBERT A. CARTER only son of John A. and A. C. Carter died Louisville, Ky., Aug. 5, 1887.

HARRIET BYRON THEOBALD born Greensboro, Ga., April 17, 1798; dau. of Capt. John McAlister who was an officer in the British army during the Revolutionary War; married W. B. Blanton, March 1818 and in 1828 moved to Blantonia plantation near the site of Greenville; he died in 1838 and she married Dr. Samuel Theobald in 1841; he was of Lexington, Ky.; died in 1867. She died Greenville, Ky., Jan. 23, 1888.


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Wedding Anniversary of Robert B. Alexander and Sarah Taylor Alexander

A golden wedding, with a reunion of sons and daughters under the family roof-tree — the very same to which the groom brought his young bride fifty years ago, and where all their children were born and reared — well deserves mention in these "Notes." The event occurred in the vicinity of Holly Springs, Miss., but four families, children of "the happy, happy pair," reside in these bounds, also a large number of relatives, who are readers of the CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE. We refer to the semi-centennial celebration of the marriage of Robert B. Alexander of Marshall County Miss., to Sarah Madison, eldest daughter of Edmund Taylor, of Fayette County, Tenn., March 29, 1838-1888. Their eight living children were in attendance, except one, prevented by rain and flood; also a number of specially invited guests. The happiness of the occasion was well-nigh perfect, marred only by the thoughts of loved ones gone before, who were the joy and the hope of a charmed circle — thoughts, though, for which there was relief in the anticipation of another and better reunion. The wedding-feast was elegant and bountiful. The golden presents were appropriate and highly appreciated as tokens of love. There was no need of a marriage ceremony to bind hearts and hands bound in one fifty years ago. But there was an impressive religious service, Rev. John Barcroft, presiding elder of Holly Springs District, making a happy address, and offering a fervent prayer for the divine blessing upon husband and wife, and upon their children and children’s children. Mr. Alexander is a Methodist of the Methodists, son of parents celebrated for their devotion through life to Christ and his cause, as Methodists of the old type, early settlers in Mississippi, previously residents of Maury County, Tenn., and worshippers at Mt. Nebo, where perhaps not one remains to recall them, though they were pillars in the Church. Mrs. Alexander, whom St, John, if alive and among us, would call an "elect lady," is one of the old Taylor stock, formerly of Virginia and later of West Tennessee, whose youngest descendants now in the Church can trace their ancestry along an unbroken line of Methodists for seven generations to the days of Francis Asbury. The little boy on whose head one hand rests while the other makes this interesting record was present with his mother, and eyes, ears, and mouth wide open, "took in" the golden wedding of his grandparents. May he and his generation follow them as they followed Christ!

GEORGE A. MOORE born March 16, 1828; married Elizabeth Corlew, Jan. 11, 1849; died March 9, 1888.

HARRIET S. WOOD born Feb. 15, 1871; died June 16, 1887.

J. K. DIMON born Jasper Co., Ga., 1833; died July 22, 1887; his youngest daughter, Mrs. Fannie Hearn, mentioned.

Mrs. MARTHA A. JOHNSON born Marshall Co., Tenn., Feb. 2, 1834; died Jan. 21, 1888.

JAMES EMERS0N born Moore Co., N.C., July 2, 1821; moved to Madison Co. , Tenn. with parents in 1824; in 1832 settled in now-Crockett Co., Tenn.; married Sallie Bolton, Dec. 1846; died March 10, 1888.

JOSEPH J. WEATHERLY born Ga., Feb. 18, 1813; died Mar. 24, 1888.

Rev. JUDGE JACKSON born Jan. 30, 1812; married (1) Mary Rooker (died Dec. 13, 1868), June 5, 1838; (2) Emily J. Mitchell, Mar. 27, 1870; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Sept. 8, 1870; died Jan. 25, 1888; for many years a Methodist preacher.

HENRY AMES born Blandford, Dorsetshire, England, Aug. 25, 1805; died in New Mexico, Mar. 22, 1888; in early life spent several years in France; migrated to Canada, then had spent last four years in New Mexico in residence of his son, Dr. T. G. Ames.

JOHN CAIN born and reared in Meade Co., Ky.; son of John and Olive Cain; married Elizabeth Coleman, 1851; died Nov. 18, 1887.

EMELINE ROCHELLE died Hickman Co., Tenn., Jan. 2, 1888.

ANNIE OLIVE SHUMATE born Oct. 16, 1886; died Mar. 13, 1888.

BENJAMIN B. WRIGHT born Jan. 7, 1859; died March 17, 1888, Tipton Co., Tenn.

JESSE LITTLE born Pitt Co., N.C., July 10, 1819; moved to Ark. in 1838; married (1) Jane Wealthy; (2) M. E. Taylor, July 10, 1845; died September 9, 1887.


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J. J. THOMAS born N.C., Mar. 11, 1821; moved with parents when about ten years old to now- Crockett Co., Tenn.; married Sarah Jane McIver, Dec. 9, 1845; died Mar. 8, 1888.

SALLIE MARTHA GARDNER daughter of James and Abbie Gardner born Mar. 10, 1871; died recently.

ALMA MARY COLE daughter of Rev. J. H. and Martha Cole, born May 1, 1887; died Mar. 9, 1888.

Capt. OWEN J. BAILEY born Nov. 30, 1831; died Moore Co., Tenn., April 2, 1884.


April 21, 1888

WILLIAM POYNTER son of William and Margaret (Jones) Poynter born Montgomery Co., Ky., Feb. 4, 1810; his father was brought from Va. to Ky. when an infant; William Poynter married (1) Mary (died Dec. 2, 1844), daughter of Jonathan Taylor, Sept. 30, 1835; 2 sons, 2 daughters; (2) Elizabeth Evans, June 7, 1851; a son, Henry Poynter; she died April 10, 1855; (3) Mary Riggs; he died March 22, 1887.

MARY POYNTER KAVANAUGH daughter of William and Mary (Taylor) Poynter born Montgomery Co., Ky., Feb. 20, 1844; died August 16, 1887.

ELLEN LODUSCA TILLER, nee Jones, born Abbeville Dist., S.C., Nov. 30, 1831; married Paul Tiller, May 21, 1849; died Arlington, Tenn., Oct. 9, 1887.

JOHN W. RATCLIFFE born Williamsburg, Va., Jan. 8, 1820; moved with parents to Franklin, Tenn. in 1826; married Sarah Reams, Oct. 4, 1845; 8 children. A resolution of respect in his memory by St. Paul's Methodist Church, dated December 31, 1887.

WILLIAM P. RATCLIFFE son of John W. and Sarah Ratcliffe died in Denver, Col., Nov. 25, 1887.

SAMANTHA S. HYSMITH daughter of Alexander H. and Emeline Coppedge, born Sept. 7, 1849; died Nov. 7, 1887; married Samuel J. Hysmith, Sept. 28, 1865.

ELLEN VICTORIA APPERSON, nee Hull, born near Marion, Va., Jan. l2, 1840; married Dr. J. S. Apperson, Feb. 20, 1868; died Marion, Va., Nov. 14, 1887; joined Methodist Church in 1860.

WILLIAM HENRY KIESER born May 4, 1861; died Osceola, Ark., Nov. 11, 1887.

NELSON GREY ALEXANDER son of Amzi G. and Elizabeth Alexander, born Allen Co., Ky., Feb. 2, 1825; died Scottsville, Ky., Oct. 21, 1887; married Nancy Gatewood, Sept. 21, 1848; 6 children; a sometime civil magistrate.

Major W. G. PEGRAM born Dinwiddie Co., Va., June 4, 1822; died April 29, 1887; resident of Benton Co., Miss.; lawyer; entered Confederate service as a captain; attained rank of colonel and was wounded; served in the Miss. senate one term.

LEWIS MADISON LAWSHE born Macon, Ga., 1822; died Water Valley, Miss., Jan. 3, 1888; active Methodist layman.

ARCHIBALD HEGGIE born in N.C., April 23, 1811; married Nancy Love, Sept. 24, 1835; moved to Benton Co., Tenn. in 1846; then in 1873 moved to Miss. Co., MO, where he died Dec. 25, 1887; a freemason.

LUCY C. RANEY wife of Walter A. Raney, daughter of R. C. and Jane Harper, born Nashoba Co., Miss., Mar. 7, 1863; died Coahoma Co., Miss., June 22, 1887.

MARY LENA HOPKINS only daughter of P. M. and M. J. Hopkins, died Jan. 31, 1888 aged 23 years, 6 months old.

NARCISSA BUGG STURGIS daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Bugg, born Columbia Co., Ga., July 17, 1838; moved with parents to Claiborne Parish, La., in May 1858; married J. M. D. Sturgis, March 20, 1859; joined Methodist Church August 1865. Several sons.

WILLIAM OSCAR WALKER son of J. R. and Ellen Walker, stepson of John H. Smith, born May 22, 1873; died Dec. 8, 1887.


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HENNIE ADAMS born Enniskillen, Ireland, Dec. 14, 1840; daughter of John and Alice Adams; moved to U.S. when she was an infant; lived in Russellville, Ky. where she died Jan. 8, 1888; among her teaching positions was that of seven years in Clarksville, Tenn.

NETTIE HARRIS PARKER daughter of Colonel O. C. and Eliza J. Gibson, Griffin, Ga., born Sept. 23, 1857; married William H. Parker, July 18, 1876; died Fayetteville, Ga., Oct. 1, 1887.

ROBERT P. ASHCROFT son of H. C. and Mattie Ashcroft, died of gunshot wound received during hunting, Dec. 28, 1887 aged 15 years.

JOHN TERRELL TISDALE born Va., July 13, 1829; moved to Simpson Co., Ky. with parents when young, where he died Jan. 9, 1888; married Keren Harris, April 3, 1862.

LEROY FOGLEMAN son of G. A. and Annie Fogleman born Dec. 1, 1878; died Sept. 25, 1887; his mother was a daughter of J. W. Dicky [Dickey] of Bartlett, Tenn. and Leroy was her only child as she died when he was an infant.

WILLIAM MOORE born May 15, 1814; married Mary Lewis, April 30, 1814 [an obvious error in birth/marriage dating]; joined Methodist Church in 1835; died Jan. 16, 1881.

MARY MOORE widow of William Moore born Nov. 23, 1814; died Oct. 3, 1884.

MATTIE FULLER daughter of W. G. and P. C. Fuller born Oct. 2, 1864; died Oct. 30, 1887.

Mrs. SUSAN STEPHENSON born May 17, 1833; died McNairy Co., Tenn., Dec. 24, 1887 in residence of her nephew, Sam Chambers.

JULIA ANN WRAY born Feb. 16, 1838; joined Methodist Church Oct. 1878; died Dec. 18, 1887; wife and mother.

JOSEPH W. WRAY born Feb. 22, 1863; died Nov. 14, 1887.

DAVID WILLIAMS born 1814; died Sept. 28, 1887. Bedford Co., Tenn.

CHARLES W. RYNE died Nov. 25, 1887; a young man.

ELIZA HIX McFERRIN born Mar. 27, 1815; died near Woodbury, Tenn., Jan. 24, 1888; married A. F. McFerrin, a cousin of John B. McFerrin, June 11, 1835.

MARTHA SELLARS, nee Ritchey, born Dec. 25, 1810; died Dec. 4, 1887 in Spokane Co., Washington; married Matthew Sellars, Mar. 7, 1832.

L. G. DANCY wife of John Dancy, daughter of Francis and Ann Kerr, born Nov. 5, 1834; married in 1856; died Haywood Co., Tenn., July 25, 1887.

ROBERT PURDY ASHCROFT, aged 13 years, son of H. C. and Mattie Ashcroft, died from gunshot wound while bird-hunting, Dec. 27, 1881 [somewhat of a repeat of his death notice under this date].

Mrs. EVA BARKSDALE born April 10, 1839; died Attala Co., Miss., Jan. 17, 1888; 6 daus., l son.

CHRISTOPHER WICKER died Murray Co., Ky., Dec. 6, 1887 in his 17th year of age.

E. J. WILLIS died Hamilton Co., Texas, Jan. 1, 1888.

MARILER DICY HUNT daughter of J. B. Hunt, niece of G. W. and J. A. Shaw, grandniece of Rev. L. C. Bryan; born Oct. 26, 1884, five days after which her mother died; she died aged 3 years, 1 month and 14 days old in December 1887.

HARRY SHIVERS PENNUEL son of J. N. and Mary Pennuel born Jan. 1, 1885; died Jan. 4, 1888, Nashville, Tenn.

ANNIE E. FRINK died Humboldt, Tenn., Jan. 19, 1888 aged about 18 years.

WILLIAM COATS born Wilkes Co., Ga., Mar. 19, 1801; died Jan. 12, 1888; married Sarah Partridge, 1824.


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MARION E. RUSSELL born Ballard Co., Ky., Nov. 3, 1842; died recently; married Feb. 8, 1863.

CARRIE LEE BENNETTE daughter of J. C. and Leah Bennette born Feb. 8, 1882; died Jan. 5, 1888.

LAURA P. WARREN wife of J. W. Warren, Kirkwood, Ga., died Jan. 13, 1888.

MARY A. W. BRADFORD born Nov. 29, 1808; died Brownsville, Tenn., Jan. 17, 1888; daughter of Peter Cheatham; married Miles H. Bradford (died 1846), 1830; 5 children.

IDA M. SCOTT wife of G. C. Scott, died summer 1887.

ELIZA JANE ANDREWS daughter of Henry and Jane Wooten; wife of John C. Andrews; born Raleigh, N.C.; died Panola Co., Miss., Dec. 7, 1887; married in 1838; 9 children.

JOSEPH R. TAYLOR born Aug. 16, 1819; married Mary E. Claiborne, Feb. 27, 1843; died Dec. 25, 1887.

GARRETT VOORHEES BRYAN son of Rev. L. C. and Sallie Bryan, born Aug. 11, 1846; died suddenly, Sept. 9, 1887.

GEORGE W. SHREVE son of George W. and Matilda Shreve, native of Va., died Alameda, Calif., Dec. 31, 1887 aged 6 years, 3 months and 14 days old.

MAGGIE BATTS, nee Long, born Robertson Co., Tenn., June 5, 1854; married W. J. Batts, Feb. 9, 1887; died Jan. 8, 1888.

ANN ELIZA HILLIARD wife of David M. Hilliard, Jr.; daughter of Hercules and Ann Hays, born Mar. 26, 1855; died Hickman Co., Ky., Nov. 30, 1887; joined Methodist Church in 1876.

M. G. KIMBALL, member of Bethel Methodist Church, Memphis Conference, died Jan. 14, 1888; had been married 45 years to W. H. Kimball.

Dr. ZACHARIAH W. FRAZER born Simpson Co., Ky., Jan. 1, 1818; died Lawrence Co., Ark., Nov. 30, 1887; moved to Wilson Co., Tenn. in 1829 and in 1874 moved to Ark.; married Frances Harris, 1850; she died in 1851 and he never remarried; served in Tenn. House of Representatives from Wilson Co., Tenn. in 1857 and in state senate in 1865.

Tribute of Respect for ABSALOM MILLER who died Sept. 12, 1887; by Quarterly Conference, Adairville Circuit, Tennessee Methodist Conference; undated.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. J. H. TODD who died recently; by Carthage Methodist Sunday School (Tenn.); undated.

MALINDA STEVENSON wife of William P. Stevenson, Giles Co., Tenn., born S.C., Oct. 15, 1810; married Oct. 14, 1830; died Jan. 21, 1888.

BETTIE E. ARNOLD wife of Dr. W. W. Arnold (married Jan. 3, 1887); daughter of Harmon T. and Nancy Bass; died Jan. 12, 1888.

MARGARET ELLEN CHARLTON born Davidson Co., Tenn., Mar. 27, 1843; married William T. Lane, Jan. 19, 1860; died Wilson Co., Tenn., Jan. 18, 1888; wife and mother.

JANE D. EVANS daughter of Benjamin and Susan Anderton, born Halifax Co., Va., Oct. 30, 1800; moved to Tennessee; married (1) Fleming Franklin who died after 18 months; (2) Elisha Evans who died about 1861; she died August 1887; moved to Miss. in 1877. Baptist.

MARY LANE MONROE wife of George W. Monroe, born Macon Co., MO, Feb. 24, 1847; reared near Auburn, Ky.; moved to Barren Co., Ky. about 1860; died Nov. 21, 1887.

CHESTER B. ROACH died Hickman Co., Ky., Nov. 10, 1887 aged 8 years, 10 months, 5 days old.

EDWARD MORTON KING son of William and Addie King, Nolensville, died Dec. 22, 1887 aged 1 year, 10 months and 29 days old.

ELLEN HARPER wife of J. J. M. Harper, born MO., 1846; married 1865; died Denton Co., Texas, August 26, 1887.


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Rev. ROBERT A. HUGHY born Nelson Co., Ky., Oct. 28, 1856; married Anna Beam, Dec. 23, 1880; died Oct. 5, 1887; 2 children.

CLARA EUNICE THOMPSON daughter of Wesley and Susan Thompson born Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 2, 1874; died Texarkana, Texas, Oct. 10, 1887.

MATILDA S. KINNAIRD daughter of Thomas L. and Lucinda Bransford; wife of Russell M. Kinnaird; born Nov. 17, 1828; died Nov. 25, 1887.

Rev. WILLIAM B. MITCHELL born Davidson Co., Tenn., Sept. 8, 1819; moved to Yallobusha Co., Miss. in 1839; married. Sarah S. Ward, May 20, 1840; moved to Oxford, Miss. Jan. 1850; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1851; ordained deacon 1855; ordained elder 1859; entered No. Miss. Methodist Conference in 1871 and 5 years later "located", moving to Iuka, Miss. in January 1887 where he died Dec. 12, 1887.

MARTHA McANALLY wife of Rev. W. J. McAnally, Arkansas Methodist Conference, born Winchester, Tenn., Aug. 17, 1848; died Pope Co., Ark., Dec. 21, 1887.

ALFONSO LEE WOODS son of W. R. and Anna Woods, born June 17, 1865; died Dec. 19, 1887.

ELIZABETH I. COFFMAN born Hopkins Co., Ky., Dec. l0, 1813; married John Coffman, Aug. 22, 1831; died Jan. 8, 1888 in residence of her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Slaton.

RICHARD R. STONE born Feb. 5, 1855; married Mollie Hargrove, about 1884; died Sept. l0, 1887.

MARCHIE STURGIS only daughter of Rev. J. M. D. and Narcissus Sturgis, born Claiborne Parish, La., March 12, 1865; died Drew Co., Ark., July 11, 1887.

CAROLINE O. WALLACE, nee Seay, born June 3, 1829; died Lebanon, Tenn., Sept. 26, 1887; left several daughters.

WILLIAM H. FITZGERALD born Pittsylvania Co., Va., April 12, 1806; died Monroe Co., Miss., Nov. 22, 1887; married Jane S. Calland, Sept. 27, 1832; moved from Va. to Monroe Co., Miss.

GEORGIA FEARS daughter of T. J. and H. E. Adams, born Monroe Co., Miss., April 14, 1867; died Oct. 18, 1887; joined Methodist Church Oct. 4, 1880.

HARRIET P. GUNN born Dec. 7, 1814; died Robertson Co., Tenn., Nov. 2, 1887; married James T. Gunn, 1832.

HOWELL H. MAHON brother of W. J. Mahon, Pacific Conference and uncle of Rev. R. H. Mahon, Memphis Conference; died Alamo, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1888 in his 64th year of age.

MARK PLUMER TURNER son of J. T. and L. Turner, born Dec. 25, 1886; died Dec. 27, 1887.

STEPHEN THOMAS son of James and Malinda BAGGLEY, born Marion Co., Ky., Dec. 3, 1844; died in 1887; never married.

Dr. MATTHEW J. CARPENTER born Davidson Co., Tenn. in 1851; died Comanche Co., Texas, Oct. 30, 1887; an orphan; graduate, Vanderbilt University, 1879; moved to Texas in 1879; married Susie Weatherford in 1882.

WILLIAM RILEY AKIN son of A. J. and Nancy Akin, born Oct. 9, 1852; died Maury Co., Tenn., July 17, 1887 in residence of his son-in-law, J. B. Brooks (wife, Roxie).

ANNIE FRANCES CAWTHON daughter of William and Fannie Cawthon born Oct. 23, 1813; died Tullahoma, Tenn., Aug. l0, 1887.

SARAH MOORE, nee Davis, born Stokes Co., N.C., 1799; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., Oct. 30, 1887 in residence of son-in-law, Worley Blair; married John Moore, N.C. and moved to Lincoln Co.; 10 children, 4 surviving her.


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MARY R. CRAIG oldest daughter of J. M. and Sallie McGuire, born Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Oct. 4, 1863; married Luther J. Craig, Sept. 6, 1871; died Jan. 2, 1888.

BIRDIE ORA BRADSHAW daughter of James Samuel and Sallie Bradshaw, died Wise Co., Texas, Nov. 5, 1887 aged 3 years, 9 months and 19 days old.

HATTIE HOOD daughter of Watson and Alice Hood born Jan. 19, 1883; died Sept. 26, 1883. CLUFF HOOD, another child, born March 18, 1886; died Dec. 4, 1887. [a repeat notice]

MINTY DILLIN born Jackson Co., Tenn., Aug. 9, 1804; married William Birdwell, Dec. 1824; moved to Montgomery Co., Tenn. in 1829; died Dec. 31, 1887.

EDGAR HATFIELD born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Nov. 17, 1886; died July 8, 1887; his twin, EDDIE, died three weeks later.

CLIFFORD MANLY HARRIS son of Malvern and Lizzie Harris, born Oct. 2, 1886; died Aug. 11, 1887.

HOWELL H. MAHON son of William and Martha Mahon born Person Co., N.C. Oct. 7, 1823; died Alamo, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1888; moved with widowed mother to now-Crockett Co., Tenn. in 1828; a lawyer.

MARY A. HOBBS born Jan. 21, 1820; married E. D. Hobbs, Oct. 8, 1839; died Jan. 14, 1888; 9 children.

MARGARET McEACHIN daughter of Rev. A. A. and M. E. Houston, born Lafayette Co., Miss., June 30, 1848; died recently.

MARY PRICE CAMP born May 15, 1826; died Jefferson Co., Ky., Jan. 13, 1888.

ELVIRA WOODBURY BOWLES, nee Montague, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Aug. 15, 1823; married Feb. 20, 1845 and that day moved to Memphis, Tenn. where she died January 7, 1888.

CATHERINE "Kate" DOTSON born Calhoun Co., Ala., Oct. 13, 1838; daughter of Elias and Catherine Teague, died Nov. 11, 1887; married J. C. Watson, Jan. 20, 1859; 9 children, the oldest, CHARLIE, died at age 2 years.

THOMAS A. GRAHAM born N.C.; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn. when young; died near West Harpeth, Tenn., Dec. 8, 1887 aged 75 years, 7 months and 4 days old.

Dr. R. S. REEVES died Jan. 20, 1888 aged 34 years, 5 months and 4 days old; son of Rev. W. J. Reeves, No. Miss. Methodist Conference.

ALSTON BASCOM ESTES born Columbia, Tenn., 1808; son of Dr. Lidwell B. Estes and his wife, formerly Miss Hunter; her mother was an Alston of Warren Co., N.C.; married Virginia, daughter of Colonel Lewis Brown of Giles Co., Tenn.; died near Williamsboro, N.C., Jan. 7, 1888.

MOSES BENNET died Oct. 2, 1887 in his 78th year of age; native of Va.; came when young to Kentucky; married Mrs. Wrather; 9 children.

EMELINE ROCHELL died Hickman Co., Tenn., Jan. 2, 1888.

NANNIE BURKE RICE daughter of Rev. J. G. Rice and wife, Tennessee Methodist Conference, born Dec. 15, 1871; died Jan. 28, 1888.

NANCY YARBROUGH born Sumner Co., Tenn., Sept. 16, 1819; joined Methodist Church in 1842; married J. E. Yarbrough, Feb. 6, 1840; moved from Tenn. to Miss. in 1848 and to Ark. in 1857; died Dec. 16, 1887.

EDWARD GRAHAM WORRELL son of B. A. and Julia Worrell, Fayette Co., Tenn., died Dec. 31, 1887 in his third year of life.

JAMES HENRY MURPHY born Nov. 24, 1825; died near Springfield, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1887; married Mary Binkley, Dec. 4, 1851; 7 children.

MARY F. TILGHMAN daughter of John A. and Mary Carrington, born June 16, 1827; died Marshall Co., Miss., Oct. 5, 1887; married S. Tilghman, 1844.


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MARY DUVALL ADAMS born April 17, 1870; died Nov. 6, 1887.

NANNIE ETHEL RICHARDS daughter of William and Pattie Richards, died Brownsville, Tenn., Nov. 16, 1887 aged 16 years.

THOMAS BYRD died Sept. 13, 1887 near Paint Rock, Tenn. aged 18 years.

WALTER LEE WEAVER born Johnson Co., Texas, Dec. 5, 1872; died Santa Barbara, Calif., Jan. 22, 1888; moved to latter place with parents, J. L. and A. M. Weaver last October.

WILLIAM THOMAS BAIRD son of R. H. and M. F. Baird, Newcastle, Tenn., born Mar. 15, 1869; died Hickory Valley, Tenn., Jan. l0, 1888.

ORA DINWIDDIE daughter of James L. and Lavinia Dinwiddie, born Feb. 20, 1884; died Jan. 7, 1888.

COLEMAN H. THOMASON son of Edwin M. and Ora Thomason born Feb. 3, 1885; died Jan. 2, 1888.

LORENA WOLFORD born Louisville, Ky., April 25, 1862; married Henry O. Wolford, Oct. 4, 1880; died Arrow head Springs, Col., Feb. 16, 1888.

Dr. SAMUEL A. BRASFIELD, native of Miss., died Dyersburg, Tenn., Feb. 1, 1888 aged 38 years.

MARY A. FERGUSON daughter of J. N. and Sarah Smith, born Weakley Co., Tenn., Set. 29, 1858; died Yell Co., Ark., Dec. 31, 1887; married O. S. Ferguson, Sept. 23, 1879.

CLAUDIUS C. THOMPSON son of R. W. and Mary Thompson died Water Valley, Miss., Feb. 5, 1888 aged 1 year, 5 months and 19 days old.

MADISON DAVIS born Hawkins Co., Tenn., May 15, 1812; married Priscilla Amy, Sept. 29, 1834; died Jan. 28, 1888.

CATHERINE WINSETT born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Jan. 21, 1830; married D. G. Winsett, May 23, 1856; died Aug. 13, 1887.

Tribute of Respect for Dr. M. G. GREEN who died Jan. 13, 1888; by Mt. Olivet Methodist Sunday School; undated.

WILLIAM H. CRADDOCK born Sampson Co., N.C., Jan. 14, 1824; died Tipton Co., Tenn., Jan. 1, 1888; married (1) A. B. Cox, Feb. 17, 1847 and moved to Tenn. in 1848; (2) M. H. Bass.

JOHN MORRIS, native of Tenn., died Franklin Co., Tenn., Feb. 6, 1888; married Mattie Shasteen about 1869; 2 children.

MARTHA LOUISA REECE, nee Carr, born July 11, 1855; married Marion Reece, Nov. 5, 1884; died July 29, 1887.

W. L. BRANSON died Jan. 2, 1888 in his 48th year of age.

JACQUELINE ELLIOTT youngest daughter of Thomas H. and Bettie Elliott died Jan. 26, 1888 aged 19 years.

MARY M. McMINN wife of G. L. McMinn, daughter of John M. and Tryphenia Watt, born Gibson Co., Tenn., Jan. 11, 1860; moved with husband and two children to Ark. in Dec. 1886; her three children died within a year's time and she died Yell Co., Ark. Nov. 21, 1887.

THOMAS BARR born Sept. 24, 1862; died Dec. 21, 1887.

J. A. HARMON born April 23, 1836; died Mar. 6, 1888; husband and father.

MARY ANGELINE ROMINE daughter of Dr. Pasca1 and Elizabeth McCullar, born Dec. 17, 1854; died Jan. 7, 188; married W. J. Romine, 1879.

DAISY ALLEINE GRAY daughter of J. P. and M. E. Gray, Vi1onia, Ark., born July 10, 1884; died April 25, 1887.


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HOMER NANCE SNEED born Jones Co., Ga., Mar. 25, 1823; married Martha Ann Hollis, Mar. 17, 1847; died Tyler, Texas, Jan. 26, 1888; only child, Dr. J. S. Sneed lived in Hill Co., Texas.

AGNES VIANNA TATE born Monroe Co., Miss., July 10, 1859; died Union, Miss., Feb. 9, 1888.

MARSHALL J. FERGUSON born near Spring Hill, Tenn., Aug. 9, 1827; died Franklin, Tenn., Mar. 8, 1888.

MARY REECE, nee Robinson, born Mar. 27, 1816; married Rev. J. H. Reece, July 11, 1838; died Aug. 2, 1887.

THOMAS G. HARDIN born Dec. 16, 1859; died Jan. 2, 1888.

EURA DARNALL born Nov. 19, 1864; died Paris, Tenn., Jan. 12, 1888.

SALLIE BAKER FISER wife of Joseph H. Fiser, Robertson Co., Tenn., born July 12, 1814; married July 5, 1840; died Sept. 2, 1887; 2 surviving children.

CHARLOTTE ZINK born Nov. 10, 1855; died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 10, 1888; married John Zink, May 6, 1877.

DANNIE ROBERT FRENCH son of D. A. and L. M. French, died Jan. 14, 1888.

EUNICE BETTISON WELBURN wife of Edwin H. Welburn, daughter of Dr. J. R. and A. E. Bettison, born Louisville, Ky., Feb. 18, 1853; died Orlando, Fla., Nov. 18, 1887; married Dec. 23, 1879.

JAMES P. "Jimmie" MILFORD born Tishomingo Co., Miss., Feb. 16, 1859; died Nov. 30, 1887.

ELIZABETH LANDER wife of R. B. Lander, nee Dunnington, born Woodford Co., Ky., Nov. 6, 1820; died Paducah, Ky., April 3, 1888; married Oct. 13, 1836.

MARTHA CROWDER wife of A. W. Crowder; daughter of Richard and Grace Dalby, born Nottoway Co., Va., Dec. 31, 1809; died Fayette Co., Tenn., Mar. 18, 1888.

RUTH ANN WILSON, nee Aikin, born near Abingdon, Va., May 11, 1815; moved with parents to Hardin Co., Ky.; married J. W. Wilson Feb. 28, 1836; moved to Holly Springs, Miss. in 1836; moved to Aberdeen, Miss. in 1846; died Feb. 5, 1888.

WINAFORD HARDY, nee Reeves, born July 17, 1807; married Barnet Hardy, Feb. 17, 1828; died Marshall Co., Miss., Feb. 29, 1888.

MARTHA ELIZABETH BIRDSONG, nee Johnson, born Franklin Co., Tenn., June 14, 1828; married Rev. John H. Birdsong, Oct. 16, 1848; 5 sons, 4 daus.; died Feb. 15, 1888.

SAMUEL M. GRAHAM born Dec. 29, 1821; died Feb. 15, 1888.

J. S. L. BALLANTINE born Crockett Co., Tenn., Nov. 17, 1868; died Mar. 8, 1888; a tribute to his memory by a Sunday School group; undated.

GEORGE W. RAMSEY son of S. W. and Ann Ramsey born DeKalb Co., Ala., Sept. 11, 185l; died Shelby Co., Texas, Mar. 5, 1888; married Sarah McBrayer, Sept. 1871.

ADAM WINLOCK MOORE son of Charles and Maria Moore, grandson of Adam Winlock, died near Russellville, Ky., Mar. 24, 1888 aged 6 years and 10 months old.

WILLIAM WALLACE BADGER born June 20, 1817, Saxony, Kingdom of Prussia, died Mar. 20, 1888.

ANN FOREST WOODSON born July 3, 1887; died Mar. 9, 1888.

PAULINE JOHNSON daughter of John and Pauline Johnson born Mar. 4, 1887; died April 3, 1888.


April 28, 1888

MINNIE BLADES wife of W. C. Blades, Nashville, born Bracken Co., Ky., Mar. 4, 1862; died Mar. 16, 1888; strong Methodist heritage in her maternal ancestry.


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Mrs. LOU A. SMITH born Hall Co., Ga., Sept. 27, 1831; died LaGrange, Ark., Jan. 19, 1888; when about six months old she moved with family to northwest Ga.; married Thomas Smith, Sept. 30, 1851; 4 children; he died in the second year of the Civil War and she moved to Ark. Obituary submitted by her brother, W. J. Cotter.

WILLIE D. MOSS son of J. M. and Georgia Moss, Water Valley, Miss., born May 4, 1887; died March 11, 1888.

ALZIE JOHNSON son of W. T. and Cornelius Johnson died March 27, 1888.

C. J. COTTER, age 22 years, youngest son of Rev. W. J. Cotter died Feb. 20, 1888, Granville, Ga.

I. J. C. HAYNES born Sampson Co., N.C., June 19, 1816; died near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1887 ; moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. with widowed mother in 1823; married (1) Eliza Fletcher, April 29, 1839; 7 children, 4 surviving him; (2) Sallie Warren, 1860; (3) Mrs. Martha Settle, 1878; all wives predeceased him; joined Methodist Church in 1835.

RACHEL M. JOHNSON, nee Cazine, born Jan. 3, 1812; married Gregory Johnson, 1832; died Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 6, 1888; 3 daughters, 5 sons; 50 living grandchildren.

HATTIE STEMMONS McDONALD wife of William L. McDonald, daughter of Colonel John M. and R. S. Stemmons, born Mo., Sept. 2, 1863; died Dallas, Texas, Feb. 22, 1888; married Oct. 26, 1887; graduate, Dallas Female College, 1882; took post-graduate course at Millersburg Female College.

NANCY J. ASHBROOK daughter of Elisa and Mary J. Allen, born Casey Co., Ky., Jan. 18, 1848; married J. W. Coffey (died June 23, 1874), Jan. 12, 1868; (2) Rev. S. F. Asbbrook, Sept. 6, 1875; died Jan. 27, 1888.

MARY ADALINE SIMMONS, nee Buffington, born Hall Co., Ga., Sept. 22, 1825; married R. O. Simmons, Mar. 11, 1853; moved to Marshall Co., Miss. in 1866; died Feb. 21, 1888.

MARY A. JACKSON wife of Newton Jackson, daughter of Rev. E. W. Hendrix, dec.; married Dec. 17, 1851; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Feb. 21, 1888.

MARY SUMNER SIMS, aged 70 years, died near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Nov. 22, 1887; daughter of Bartlett Yeargin, Williamson Co., Tenn.; married Thomas Sims, youngest son of Dr. Swepson Sims, in 1832; 12 children, 6 surviving her.

R. A. RUTLEDGE, aged 67 years and his son, D. EDWARD RUTLEDGE, aged 24 years, were pistol shot and killed by J. A. Bailey; the father died instantly Feb. 27, 1888 and the son, the next day; incident occurring in Rome schoolhouse, Monroe Co., Miss.; burial in Cunningham cemetery. The father was a member of the Farmers Alliance.

ELIZABETH EDENS, nee Robertson, died near Lynchburg, Tenn., Dec. 6, 1887 aged 37 years, l month, 10 days old; married August 17, 1876 [husband's name not given]

DECOLAR EDWARDS oldest son of Rev. A. and Lucy Edwards, born Webster Co., Ky., July 15, 1857; joined Methodist Church Mar. 14, 1888; died in his father's residence, near Sebree, Ky., Mar. 15, 1888; "left off his bad habits and virtually reformed his life for about sixteen months before his death."

CARRIE L. SIMMONS born Kenton Co., Ky.; died Mar. 2, 1888 of consumption.

SARAH J. CONOVER wife of Samuel B. Conover born July 2, 1849; married Dec. 18, 1872; died Adair Co., Ky., Dec. 30, 1887.

ADO Reynolds, nee Jones, born Nov. 15, 1860; married Dr. T. C. Reynolds, Dec. 15, 1880; died Dickson Co., Tenn., Feb. 22, 1888.

C. C. BAILEY born now-Crockett Co., Tenn., Jan. 28, 1854; died July 5, 1887; married Nannie Thomas, Dec. 10, 1875; 6 children.


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MAGGIE DAVIS daughter of Rev. R. P. Davis died recently; her mother predeceased her.

Miss S. F. McCLURE died in parsonage of South Memphis Methodist Church, Tenn., Mar. 22, 1888 aged 52 years.

Mrs. VIRGINIA KIRKLAND, nee Galluahat, mother of Prof. J. H. Kirkland died on the Vanderbilt University campus, Nashville, Tenn., April 18, 1888; burial beside her husband in Spartanburg, S.C.; nearly 67 years old; of French descent.


May 5, 1888

HENRY BERGH founder and first president of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals died in New York City, Mar. 12, 1888 in his 65th year of age; born in 1823; founded the society in 1866.

SALLIE KEELING PHILLIPS born Davidson Co., Tenn., Nov. 22, 1829; married Capt. M. Phillips, April. 26, 1846; 5 sons, 6 daughters; died April 3, 1888.

MATILDA WHITFIELD MARTIN daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Whitfield born Putnam Co., Ga., 1809; married John Martin, July 26, 1827; died Columbus, Miss., Jan. 30, 1888.

BETTIE L. REAVES wife of James A. Reaves, daughter of Jefferson O. and Catharine Brown, born Jan. 6, 1860; died Jackson Co., Ala., Mar. 28, 1888.

GEORGE W. WASHBURN born Tishomingo Co., Miss., July 20, 1845; married Renie Harrison, Nov. 12, 1868; moved to Ark. in 1872 and 3 years later to Navarro Co., Texas where he died Feb. 13, 1888; his youngest son, MARVIN, died Jan. 13, 1888 aged 8 years.

WILLIAM DELANEY PARKS born east Tenn., Jan. 22, 1812; died Scottsboro, Jackson Co., Ala., April 5, 1888; married (1) Lucinda A. Kirby (died Oct. 8, 1876), Dec. 5, 1832; (2) Mrs. Addie Turner, August 26, 1877.

MINNIE PARSONS daughter of V. S. and Hattie Parsons born Aug. 18, 1878; died Sept. 20, 1887.

JENNIE M. NEVILL wife of Capt. W. N. Nevill, born Brunswick Co., Va., 1844; came as a child to Tenn.; died near Bailey, Tenn., Feb. 3, 1888.

MARY F. RHODES daughter of Rev. J. J. Ruddell, Louisville Methodist Conference, born Logan Co., Ky., Oct. 21, 1851; married Albert J. Rhodes, Mar. 3, 1872; died Barren Co., Ky., Mar. 28, 1888.

ISABEL CROCKETT BLYTHE daughter of Allen B. and Lou Crockett born Murfreesboro, Tenn., Sept. 15, 1859; married R. C. Blythe, Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 29, 1883; died San Diego, California, Feb. 26, 1888.

Rev. PETERSON HALL son of Benjamin and Mary Wall born Henderson Co., Ky., Dec. 12, 1812; died Union Co., Ky., Mar. 16, 1888; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Aug. 1, 1835; ordained deacon Oct. 20, 1839; ordained elder Sept. 17, 1843; for more than 50 years a local Methodist preacher; married Sarah A. Sale, Dec. 15, 1837; 10 children, 4 surviving him.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. CORA HUGHES who died April 1, 1888; by Ladies' Aid Society, Sadlersville, Tenn.; undated.

MARY PORTER daughter of Rev. James and Mallie Porter, No. Miss. Meth. Conference born Jan. 12, 1883; died Mar. 2, 1888.

Dr. W. W. HART born Tenn.; brother of Rev. Edwin Hart, dec., Tenn. Methodist Conference; moved to Carrollton, Miss. in early life; practiced medicine; died "last of May 1887."

Miss JANE SPEAR born Gallatin Co., Ill., Aug. 23, 1840; moved with parents to Howell Co., MO. in 1867; died March 9, 1888.

MARY JANE MONROE wife of George W. Monroe, born Mason Co., MO, Feb. 24, 1847; taken as an infant to Auburn, Ky.; married May 30, 1867; died Nov. 21, 1887.

Mrs. P. H. JOHNSON, Graves Co., Ky., died April 5, 1888 in her 37th year of age. Obituary submitted by her brother, C. H. Yates.


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MARY E. SURATT daughter of David and Margaret Cogdell born April 5, 1840; died Mar. 14, 1888; married John M. Suratt, April 22, 1860; 7 children. Two of her brothers, David and Daniel Cogdell were preachers in No. Miss. Methodist Conference.

SARAH E. POWELL born 1823; died Marshall Co., Miss., Mar. 23, 1888.


May 12, 1888

Miss SALLIE LAMBUTH died recently; burial in Pearl River Churchyard.

Rev. NEIL M. RAY born Robeson Co., N.C., Mar. 19, 1828; died Gibson, N.C., April 16, 1888; last years spent in Marlboro Co., S.C.; graduate, Trinity College, 1858 and began his teaching career in addition to a ministerial career.

CLARA H. SPILLMAN born Louisville, Ky., April 9, 1864; daughter of Edward and Mary Jewell; married J. J. Spillman, Clinton, Ky., Sept. 16, 1883; joined Methodist Church in Oct. 1882; died Fulton Co., Ky., April 13, 1888.

LENA BUCK SEARIGHT born Feb. 23, 1867; died April 2, 1888; married Frank Searight, Oct. 1884.

Mrs. S. A. EARLE born London, England, Dec. 4, 1819; came with family from England to N.C. in 1833; soon afterwards her parents and three brothers died; married (1) Y. T. Newsum, May 13, 1835; 2 sons; he died and she moved from Holly Springs, Miss. to Pontotoc Co., Miss. in 1846 and taught music until she married (2) B. C. Earle in 1847; she died in residence of her son, W. H. Newsum, June 2, 1887. Episcopalian. Obituary submitted by granddaughter, Mamie Gates.

MINERVA CLARK, nee Story, born Nov. 23, 1833; died April 14, 1888, Trousdale Co., Tenn.; married Hezekiah Clark, Dec. 22, 1842 [her birth year or marriage year must be in error!]

AGNES ARAMINTA DUNCAN daughter of Rev. John T. and Agnes Duncan born Mar. 4, 1886; died April 8, 1888.

SHADRACH KIMBROUGH born Putnam Co., Ga., Oct. 7, 1805; died Tallapoosa Co., Ala., May 30, 1887; obituary submitted by daughter, E. F. Brogdon.

Dr. ANDREW GALBREATH born Hopkins Co., Ky., Dec. 6, 1832; died Galbreath's Springs, Tenn. Jan. 14, 1888; oldest son of John M. Galbreath; surviving were widow and 2 children.

DEWITT FRANKLIN McLAURINE son of Franklin and Ann McLaurine born Feb. 2, 1848; died April 4, 1888, Lynnville, Tenn.; married youngest daughter of Rev. R. T. Heflin, Nov. 19, 1874.

FRANK DEMARIAN PHIPPS son of John and Lavinia Phipps born Davidson Co., Tenn., Feb. 20, 1866; died Mar. 19, 1888.

JAMES HENRY NUNN son of Joel and Elizabeth Nunn born Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 6, 1826; married (1) Eleanor A. Burke, 1851; (2) Mary Perry, 1871; died Dyer Co., Tenn., Mar. 10, 1888.

ALICE LOAMMA CANNON daughter of John R. and Malissa Cannon born Knox Co., Tenn., Feb. 15, 1872; died Nov. 28, 1887.

LETITIA WATSON wife of Will J. Watson, daughter of Thomas W. and Martha Lee (now Mrs. Parkhill), died Savannah, Tenn., Mar. 27, 1887, one day shy of her 26th birthday; 3 children.

JESSE SHAW born N.C., Aug. 8, 1798; moved with family to Henderson Co., Tenn., then to Marshall Co., Miss. in 1850 where he died Mar. 19, 1888.

SARAH PARLEE CAMPBELL daughter of Joseph Campbell born Benton Co., Tenn., Aug. 4, 1848; died April 13, 1888.

ISAAC J. RANDELL born near Saw, Maine, Oct. 27, 1834; died East Cairo, Ill., April 2, 1888; surviving were widow, l son, 1 daughter.

W. F. FINGER died Rutherford Co., Tenn., April 11, 1888 aged 71 years; widow and 4 children.


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May 19, 1888

Rev. GUILFORD JONES, DD, born Isle of Wight Co., Va., July 29, 1812; son of Hardy Jones; nearly "all" his ancestors were Baptists. Rev. William Jones came from England in 1727 and settled in Isle of Wight County, a Baptist preacher. Guilford Jones moved with family to Smith Co., Tenn. in 1845; educated at Clinton College in Smith County; he surveyed boundaries of DeKalb County when it was established and laid out; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1834; ordained deacon in 1839; ordained elder in 1843; a local Methodist preacher until 1846 when he became an itinerant in the Memphis Meth. Conference; a school teacher, county officer, editor of the HOLLY SPRINGS (Miss.) GAZETTE, president of Andrew College. Trenton, Tenn., 1854-1859; moved to Ripley, Tenn.; attended the general conferences of the church in 1858, 1866, 1870 and 1882. Died in Memphis, Tenn., May 4, 1888.

[Additional comments about him appear in the June 2 issue. In the June 16 issue William Moores stated that Jones got his education in Porter's Hill Academy (3 years) NEAR Clinton College.]

STERLING P. BEAUMONT born Lynchburg, Va., Nov. 29, 1828; son of Rev. Henry F. Beaumont, a native of Halifax, Yorkshire, England who came to the U.S. in early life, to Lynchburg, Va., married Sarah Anderson and had 7 sons, 2 daughters. Sterling was their third child and moved with family to Clarksville, Tenn.; educated at LaGrange College, Ala.; married Mattie Conrad in 1853; 4 daughters, l son; president of First National Bank of Clarksville; died recently, suddenly.

SETH R. KITTRELL, Sr. born Granville, N.C., Dec. 31, 1800; died near Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., Aug. 7, 1887; moved to Tennessee in 1820; married Eliza Hinton Hunter (died 1851), June 1, 1826, Maury Co., Tenn.; 6 children, one the wife of Rev. W. H. Hughes, Dallas, Texas; joined Methodist Church September 1883.

WILLIAM FRANCIS BUTLER son of Mary Catharine Butler born Perry Co., Tenn., Aug. 12, 1872; died Oct. 30, 1887.

J. M. PEARSON born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Nov. 11, 1845; married Sallie daughter of Rev. W. A. Gill, Sept. 28, 1867; died Madison Co., Ala., Feb. 17, 1888.

MARY LIZZIE PAYTON wife of S. M. Payton born Hart Co., Ky., Mar. 8, 1859; died Hart Co., Ky., Dec. 25, 1887; educated at Science Hill Academy, Shelbyville, Ky.; obituary submitted by her parents, Dr. C. J. and N. E. Walton.

ELISHA R. LUSK born Hamilton Co., Tenn., Jan. 7, 1844; died Nashville, Tenn., April 13, 1888; joined No. High Street Methodist Church June 5, 1855.

AUGUSTA HAWKINS oldest daughter of Dr. Frederick Jones, born nearly 70 years ago; married (1) Henry Ward; (2) Judge Wiley Hawkins, Florence, Ala.; after death of second husband taught school; died Madison Co., Ala. recently. Among her siblings were Dr. Albert Jones, Thomas Jones, Felix Jones, John Jones, Dallas Jones and Mrs. McDonnell.

Tribute of Respect for Rev. TABOR F. HARDIN who died recently; by Wesley Methodist Church, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; undated.

MOLLIE LUCINDA JONES daughter of B. W. and M. J. Travis, born Nov. 20, 1854; died Mar. 8, 1888; married E. L. Jones, Nov. 20, 1874; 3 children.

Rev. WILLIAM D. SHEFFIELD born Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 26, 1826; died near Cooper, Texas, Mar. 20, 1888; a Methodist preacher; ordained deacon Oct. 11, 1857; ordained elder Oct. 13, 1867.

ALBERT W. POSEY born Laurens Co., S.C., Sept. 29, 1819; moved with father, D. P. Perry and family to now-Lauderdale Co., Tenn. in 1832; died Feb. 9, 1888.

JOHN ERVIN THOMAS died April 11, 1888 aged 2 years, 7 months. HOWARD OVERTON THOMAS died April 19, 1888 aged 1 year, l month; sons of Rev. J. E. Thomas, Grenada, Miss.


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MARY A. COOK daughter of Archie and Elizabeth Clay, born N.C., Dec. 9, 1811; moved with parents to Wilson Co., Tenn.; married Jesse Cook, July 29, 1829; he died July 22, 1868; she moved to Logan Co., Ky. in 1878; died Dec. 17, 1887; her daughter, Miss MARTHA COOK, died December 12, 1887.

FANNIE McCLELLAND TAYLOR, Kaufman, Texas, second daughter of Dr. Thomas G. McClelland Summerville [Somerville?], Tenn.; graduate, Logan Female College, 1869; taught music at Martin College in Pulaski, Tenn.; married Capt. B. F. Taylor, Lauderdale Co., Tenn.; moved to Dallas, Texas where she died recently. [See June 2 issue for clarifications.]

ANNA L. ROBERSON daughter of J. W. and Mary (Wheatley) Roberson died New Albany, Miss., April 1, 1888 nearly 19 years old.

JAMES F. WILLS born Oct. 6, 1831; died Jan. 26, 1888.

IDA HAMM wife of Charlie Hamm, daughter of M. J. and P. H. Settle, born Mar. 5, 1865; died Stewart Co., Tenn. in father's residence, Aug. 5, 1887.

MARY BARTON PALMER born Gainesville, Ga., Oct. 26, 1834; died near Palatka, Fla., May 1, 1888; married Lewis D. Palmer, June 19, 1854; 4 sons, 2 daus.; her grandmother was a daughter of Stith Mead of Virginia.


May 26, 1888

Rev. ROBERT HIXON BELVIN, retired Methodist preacher, West Texas Methodist Conference, born Sumter Dist., S.C., Oct. 12, 1820; moved to Texas in 1845 and licensed to preach in the Methodist Church about the same time; after long ministerial career, retired in 1879; died San Marcos, Texas, April 13, 1888; married Carolina Mitchell, Jan. 27, 1848; 5 children

MARY L. KING, nee Patton, born Madison Co., Ga., Oct. 4, 1827; married William R. King, Sept. 13, 1848; moved to Walker Co., Ala. where she died Mar. 17, 1888.

MARY E. TARPLEY born Aug. 18, 1818; died April 1, 1888; married (1) William Mosely; l son; (2) James Tarpley.

Tribute of Respect for D. F. McLAURIN who died April 4, 1888; by Lynnville, Tenn. Sunday School; undated.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. E. J. POWELL who died recently; by Caney Springs, Tenn. Sunday School; undated.

ROBERT WILSON STRATTON son of Henry W. and Martha Stratton born Hardin Co., Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863; died Mar. 11, 1888.

MARY LEE, widow of Michael Lee, died Union Co., S.C., Mar. 31, 1888 aged 75 years; 9 daus., 3 sons; burial at Bryansville.

Tribute of Respect for Rev. N. W. OVERALL who died April 17, 1888; by Hopewell Sunday School dated April 22, 1888. [See June 2 issue.]

MARY ANN YOUNGBLOOD daughter of Samuel and Mary Anderson, born Abbeville Dist., S.C., Aug. 9, 1814; married G. W. Youngblood, Mar. 24, 1836; died Mar. 22, 1888. Pickens Co., Ala.

ADDIE JOHNSON wife of Dr. M. C. Johnson, born Jan. 25, 1862; died Oleander, Ala., Mar. 3l, 1888; her daughters were Olive and Jennie.

FLORA WAKEFIELD PARKS wife of Robert C. Parks born April 22, 1805; died July 3, 1887.

CHARLES D. SMITH born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Jan. 26, 1829; married Julia McCracken, Nov. 18, 1856; died Mar. 4, 1888.

MARIND RUSHING wife of John Rushing born Aug. 18, 1843; died Bertrand, MO, April 13, 1888.

A. A. KENNEDY born Wilson Co., Tenn., Jan. 26, 1820; died near Lebanon, Tenn., April 14, 1888.


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SUE V. NEWSOM daughter of Hardeman and Bettie Bishop born Hardeman Co., Tenn., July 16, 1861; married W. D. Newsom, Jan. 11, 1882; died April 8, 1888.

MARTHA YOUNG BAILEY born Rockingham Co., N.C., Mar. 1, 1806; married A. P. Bailey, Dec. 20, 1836; died recently.

LUCY A. HARRINGTON daughter of T. C. and May Boucher born near Buena Vista, Miss., Nov. 14, 1867; died April 27, 1888.

JOHN P. MILLS died Sept. 16, 1888.

JAMES SKILLERN SHACKELFORD died June 27, 1887 aged 7 weeks old.


June 2, 1888

Tribute of Respect for JOHN H. L. DAVIS who died Jan. 5, 1888; by fellow freemasons, Ragan Lodge #341, Davisville, Ala. dated April 21, 1888.

THOMAS CLAYTON JOPLING born Bedford Co., Va., June 22, 1861; died in residence of his father, W. W. Jopling, near Liberty, April 19, 1888.

Rev. N. W. OVERALL died August 31, 1887.

FANNIE M. TAYLOR wife of Capt. B. F. Taylor, daughter of Thomas and F. C. McClellan, Somerville, Tenn., born Oct. 24, 1852; died Kaufman, Texas, April 5, 1888; graduate, Russellville (Ky.) Female Institute.

THOMAS WATKINS NORTON born Oxford, Ala., April 22, 1870; died April 11, 1888.

OLIVIA S. BROWDER daughter of Neil and Eliza Blue born Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 15, 1834; married John N. Browder, Sept. 1, 1857; died Mar. 27, 1888.

PHILIPPA McDOWELL youngest daughter of A. and Mary McDowell born Madison Co., Ala., June 4, 1866; died Sept. 28, 1887; graduate, Huntsville Female College, 1883.

JOHN W. THOMPSON son of Rev. David Thompson born Madison Co., Ala., Aug. 25, 1813; married Martha Henderson, Limestone Co., Ala., Dec. 18, 1836; died Mar. 9, 1888 in residence of his son-in-law, R. H. Harlow.

EDMUND SCARBROUGH born N.C., Nov. 28, 1800; married Wincey Tarbutton, Oct. 30, 1820; moved to Madison Co., Tenn. in April 1822; joined Methodist Church at Wood's Campground, July 24, 1824; died Mar. 18, 1888.

JAMES K. WHEATLEY born Oct. 5, 1830; died April 2, 1888; in 1886 served in state legislature from Benton Co., Tenn.; surviving were widow and 7 children.

GEORGE BROWN CLARK born now-Crittenden Co., Ky., Aug. 9, 1814; son of Thomas and Susan (Stephenson) Clark who moved to Ky. "from the Carolinas. " He married I. B. Moore, Sept. 14, 1842; 6 children; one, Rev. R. S. Clark a local Methodist preacher. He died Feb. 29, 1888.

ANDREW A. MURRAY, nee Brown, born St. Clare Co., Ala., May 28, 1839; died April 27, 1888. [Name given as listed]

LOVIE A. WEST daughter of Thomas and Lucy Stringer born Mar. 24, 1862; died April 12, 1888; married D. A. West, Dec. 25, 1884.

Miss SARAH J. HATCHER born Nov. 11, 1847; died Feb. 24, 1888.

MARY E. BEVERLY daughter of G. W. and Martha Beverly born Smithland, Ky., Feb. 26, 1856; died August 24, 1888.

MARTHA CRAWFORD born Aug. 3, 1884; died Fayette Co., Tenn., March 17, 1888.

FELIX GRANVILLE REAGAN son of Rev. John R. Reagan born Jan. 30, 1888; died Apr. 23, 1888.


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WILLIAM FLETCHER BOWEN son of John and Martha Bowen born Nov. 7, 1877; died Mar. 8, 1888.


June 9, 1888

Colonel ANTHONY W. JOHNSON born New Hampshire, July 10, 1797; youngest of ten children of Oliver and Hannah (George) Johnson who moved to Tenn. about 1801; he was a merchant, Democrat, freemason, Methodist; president of banks, state senator, president of Nashville Insurance Company; married (1) Elizabeth Hobson (died 1837), 1823; (2) Mary Cheney, 1838; died at Edgewood, his residence on Gallatin Pike near Nashville, Tenn., May 15, 1888.

ADALINE COVINGTON SPILLERS born Sumner Co., Tenn., 1815; married John C. Spillers, 1831; died Gallatin, Tenn., May 19, 1888; 11 children, 6 surviving her; two mentioned, Robert and David.

ANDREW JACKSON "Jack" BERRY born Washington Co., Tenn., May 1, 1815; moved as a youth with parents to Jefferson Co., Ala.; married Winifred Ward, April 26, 1835; 6 children; died March 13, 1888.

MARGARET BINKLEY born April 10, 1805; died Robertson Co., Tenn., Feb. 17, 1888; left a widow with 8 children in 1836.

ALBERT LUCIAN CARSON died Monroe Co., Miss., May 1, 1888 aged 2 years, 5 months, 20 days old.

MARY A. WHITE born Washington Co., Va., June 7, 1826; married Hugh L. White, May 18, 1847; died Somerset, Ky., June 24, 1887.

LILLIAN ADELIA NANCE daughter of James W. and Mary Nance born Cornersville, Tenn., Sept. 13, 1866; died in California, Mar. 13, 1888; graduate, Martin College.

MARTHA L. WATSON, widow of Edward Watson born Hickman Co., Tenn., Dec. 29, 1840; died Apr. 5, 1888

MYRTLE RAY youngest daughter of J. C. and J. Ray, Bedford Co., Tenn., born June 9, 1870; died Mar. 10, 1888.

HATTIE BAILEY daughter of l. T. and J. M. Bailey died Todd Co., Ky., April 3, 1888 aged 19 months and 24 days.

DANIEL B. JOHNSON died suddenly Mar. 20, 1888; son of Rev. Daniel Johnson; born Cheraw Hill, S.C., Sept. 17, 1833; married Sallie Julian, Oct. 5, 1856; she died Feb. 17, 1872 and he married Elizabeth Miller, Nov. 5, 1872; moved from Maury Co. to Morgan Co., Ala. in 1858.

SAMUEL O. JOHNSON born Ky., June 18, 1824; died Florence, Ala., April 8, 1888.

JOHN KING, Lake Co., Tenn., died April 5, 1888 being 50 years old the day he was buried, April 7, 1888; son of Harvey King; married Miss Henry in 1861.

MARY LIZZIE MEADOR daughter of Joseph and Eliza Meador born Calloway Co., Ky., Sept. 18, 1865; died Dec. 20, 1887.

MELINDA SEXTON wife of P. G. Sexton born Aug. 30, 1823; died April 26, 1888.

ZEMULEY LOUISE JEMISON, nee McClesky, wife of J. T. Jemison, born Marshall Co., Ala., Dec. 14, 1861; died Rains Co., Texas, Jan. 1, 1888; moved to Texas in 1868.

THOMAS J. SCOTT born Warren Co., Ga., Aug. 3, 1852; died Johnson Co., Ark. April 17, 1888; married Mattie Johnston, Jan. 17, 1875.

J. A. TYNER son of Simeon and Hester A. Tyner died Levy Co., Fla., April 8, 1888; born Mason Co., Ga., 1840; married a Miss Journigan, 1865; 7 sons.

MARY B. ROOT born Panola Co., Miss., May 18, 1840; married Thomas J. Root, May 17, 1860; died May 3, 1888.

MARCIA WATKINS daughter of J. T. and M. J. Watkins born Anderson Co., S.C., May 7, 1880; died Memphis, Tenn., April 16, 1888.


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JESSE LEE SHELTON son of James H. and Mary Shelton born Nov. 22, 1887; died April 26, 1888.


June 16, 1888

JAMES BALAAM EZELL born July 15, 1841; died Mar. 19, 1888; a businessman.

Rev. JAMES M. CUNNINGHAM born McNairy Co., Tenn., Mar. 19, 1848; died Henderson, Tenn., Mar. 20, 1888; married Anna Perkins, Oct. 3, 1872; 3 children; a teacher-preacher.

SUSAN WILLIAMS BROWDER daughter of Rev. S. Williams, Presbyterian preacher; born July 12, 1864; married Rev. R. W. Browder, April 26, 1887; burial May 13, 1888.

HANNAH M. CHILDRESS born Sept. 5, 1818; married Thomas J. Childress, Dec. 5, 1839; died Mar. 20, 1888.

Miss ELLEN M. RUSSELL born Blount Co., Tenn., 1809; died in residence of her sister, Mrs. John Wyly, Waverly, Tenn., Dec. 16, 1881.

Mrs. HELEN GILLIAM married T. B. Gilliam, Feb. 6, 1867; died in residence of her father, W. J. Madison, Campbellsville, Tenn., May 5, 1888 aged 22 years and 8 months old.

LAWRENCE BRUCE TAYLOR oldest child of H. K. Taylor and wife, president of Logan Female College; born Danville, Ky., July 20, 1801; died Russellville, Ky., April 10, 1888.

ELIZABETH J. SLAGLE died Nov. 1887; native of Tenn. but moved to Texas when young.

F. J. HOCUTT born Tuscaloosa Co., Ala., Jan. 11, 1832; died Smith Co., Texas, April 16, 1888; married Sarah Clements, Nov. 4, 1855; 4 children; Confederate veteran, 41st Ala. Inf. Reg., serving in Virginia; Missionary Baptist.

LUCY COBB WAYLAND born Martin Co., N.C.; married F. M. Wayland, Powhatan, Ark., June 1883; died Lawrence Co., Ark., April 5, 1888.

Mrs. MAGGIE M. PORTER born DeKalb Co., Ala., Dec. 1860; died May 10, 1888.

Tribute of Respect for J. L. DEYAMPERT who died Easter Sunday, April 1, 1888; by District Conference, Monticello Dist., Little Rock Methodist Conference at Arkansas City, Ark. dated May 1888.

Tribute of Respect for THOMAS J. SCOTT who died recently; by Hartman, Ark. Sunday School; dated April 1888.

AMELIA C. ISAACS, nee McKoy, born Richmond Co., N.C., July 1, 1828; married Dr. Isaacs in Ark.; moved to Tarrant Co., Texas and died there April 12, 1888.

Capt. SAMUEL SIMMONS born Mecklenburg Co., Va., April 19, 1799; died Logan Co., Ky. in residence of son, Samuel Simmons, May 6, 1888.

BLANCHE RHODES died Oct. 9, 1886 in her 23rd year of age.

MARGARET J. CARTER died Franklin, Tenn. in residence of son, W. A. J. Carter, May 3, 1888 in her 50th year of age.


June 23, 1888

Remark that in the Dyersburg, Tenn. cemetery there is a tombstone that reads, "To the memory of father and mother. Rev. G. W. D. HARRIS, DD, born January 25, 1797; died December 9, 1872. ELIZABETH, wife of Rev. G. W. D. HARRIS, born January 20, 1801; died December 10, 1872."

TABOR FLEMING HARDIN born Auburn, Ala., Nov. 21, 1863; graduate, Ala. Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1884; entered Methodist ministry; died April 4, 1888.

WILLIAM DAVID ALGEE born Hardinsburg, Ky., April 26, 1830; died Ousley, West Va., April 17, 1888; married Amazetta Swan, Oct. 17, 1858 and settled in Cabell Co., W. Va.; teacher.

WILLIS D. HUNTER born Marshall Co., Tenn., Sept. 26, 1840; since 1845 had lived in Panola County, Miss. where he died Mar. 11, 1888. Issue, July 21, states that he was Willis 0. not Willis D. Hunter.


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JOHN C. HARDWICK born Webster Co., Ky., Sept. 23, 1861; died Corydon, Ky., May 5, 1888; a druggist and postmaster at Corydon.

LOUVICY LEWIS, nee Allsbrook, wife of D. L. Lewis, born Houston Co., Tenn., Mar. 16, 1833; married May 15, 1861; died Van Alstyne, Texas, May 15, 1888.

JOSEPH T. HUFFMAN son of J. T. T. and Mary Huffman born July 17, 1867; died Metcalfe Co., Ky. in residence of his uncle, Simpson Bartley, Mar. 30, 1888.

Rev. A. I. COX son of A. W. and Jane Cox, born Jan. 9, 1848; died Dec. 29, 1877 [1887?]; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1879.

Tribute of Respect for JOSEPH R. TAYLOR who died recently by Brownsville Station Church; undated.

VIRGINIA L. KIRKLAND, nee Gallichat born 1820; died April 18, 1888 in residence of youngest son, Dr. J. H. Kirkland, Vanderbilt University. [This is a repeat notice, with, evidently correct spelling of her maiden name.]

JAMES FRANCIS FINDLEY died near Allsboro, Ala. in residence of parents, J. C. and Hettie Findley, Dec. 31, 1887 in his 18th year of age.

MARY A. CONNOR, nee Terrell, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 1, 1860; married J. M. Connor, Graves Co., Ky., Dec. 11, 1879; died Mar. 8, 1888. [obituary repeated in July 14 issue]

GEORGE STANFORD GRIMES born Perry Co., Tenn., Dec. 15, 1834; died January 8, 1888.


June 30, 1888

MAMIE L. HARRELL, nee Clay, born Fayette Co., Tenn., Feb. 19, 1858; married Walter M. Harrell, Feb. 14, 1878; died Dyer Co., Tenn., Feb. 7, 1888.

WILLIE PEARSON BELL son of Rev. L. R. and Victoria Bell, born LaFayette Co., Ala., June 18, 1874; died April 14, 1888.

WILLIAM N. HEARN born Henderson Co., Tenn., July 10, 1820; died Dec. 9, 1887; married Harriet Elizabeth Hudson, Dec. 23, 1846; he was "always ready to weep with those who wept and to rejoice with those that rejoiced."

Mrs. VIRGINIA ANNETTE CALDWELL wife of John W. Caldwell, Shelby Co., Tenn., born Fayette Co., Tenn., Nov. 30, 1849. died April 13, 1888.

ALTIE PEARL LAWRENCE daughter of C. B. and Maggie Lawrence born Mar. 20, 1886; died May 10, 1888.

MARY JANE LADEN daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Moore, born Madison Co., Ala., Jan. 24, 1828; moved with parents to Hardin Co., Tenn. in 1834; married J. R. Laden, Dec. 8, 1846; died May 20, 1888.

ELIZ N. NICHOLSON MOORE daughter of John James Fletcher; wife of John Milton Moore, died June 18, 1888, Madison.

ANNIE ELIZABETH TAYLOR, nee Goodrum, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 14, 1855; died May 18, 1888, Crockett Co., Tenn. daughter of Thomas and Mary Goodrum; married John C. Taylor, Dec. 22, 1883.

CATHERINE J. BROOK oldest daughter of Z. P. Ford and wife, born July 23, 1852; married M. I. Brook, Jan. 9, 1873; died April 13, 1888.

MARY HETTIE BUCKNER daughter of R. H. and R. A. Buckner, born Hardin Co., Tenn., April 15, 1873; died March 6, 1888.

WALTER J. MEASCO son of W. C. and A. H. Menasco died near Egypt, Miss., May 24, 1888 aged 14 yrs


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WILLIAM MORRISON BYERS died Blanels, Tenn., Feb. 12, 1888; born S.C., Jan. 18, 1810; moved with parents to Williamson Co., Tenn.; later moved to Lincoln Co., Tenn. where he married Malina McCown, March 1, 1836.

HENRY HAILEY oldest son of Thomas and Amanda Hailey died Obion Co., Tenn. recently.

NORMAN J. FINCH son of John and Nancy Finch died Feb. 20, 1888 aged 11 years, 10 months and 12 days old.

MATTIE S. HALE daughter of Thomas A. and Jane Goodman, born Va., Dec. 25, 1842; moved to Tenn. in 1867, then to Marshall Co., Miss.; married. J. Louis Hale, Nov. 18, 1868; died Apr. 20, 1888.

WILLIE son of William J. and Mary GILBERT born Nov. 25, 1887, Nashville, Tenn.; died May 29, 1888.

TEMPY INGRAM born Brunswick Co., Va., Feb. 5, 1794; died Muhlenburg Co., Ky., May 5, 1888.


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