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


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January 5, 1889


Mrs. Sally H. Smith.

On December 11 we buried from the home of her only son, Colonel Baxter Smith, this remarkable matriarch, whose life had been almost commensurate with the century. Born in Georgia, reared from a tender age in the home of her father, Jeremiah Baxter, at the Narrows of the Harpeth River, she was personally acquainted with most of the noted events in the history of Nashville and Davidson County. Her father was as eminent for his Christian devotion as for his strong common sense and manly courage. He built a Methodist church on his farm, was the first class-leader and steward, and for years was recording steward of the circuit. The daughter held to the last vivid memories of the early preachers, who were at home in his hospitable house. Out of this soil came this woman, of whom a strong man who had known her long and well said to me: "Take her all in all, she was the best type of woman I ever knew-calm, gentle, strong, unflinching for the right, courteous, unselfish, true to all good."

The prominent facts of her life are found in the accompanying sketch, written and published at the anniversary of her eightieth birthday. At the time of her death she was in her 84th year.

"Mrs. Smith has a vivid recollection of General Jackson and Governor Carroll, having frequently seen both of them on the streets of Nashville. She remembers the embarkation of the soldiers in 1814 on flat-boats hastening to the defense of New Orleans. One of her brothers, James Baxter, then only sixteen years old, was one of the volunteer soldiers under General Carroll on that occasion, and, as is well known, they arrived in time to take part in the battle of New Orleans. Her brother, seven years older than she, is still living in West Tennessee, an active business man at the age of 87. After the battle the soldiers returned home on foot through the Indian Nation. She remembers her father and some of his neighbors took horses, packed with provisions, and went out to meet the soldiers and assist them to get home. Mrs. Smith remembers the arrival of the first steamboat in Nashville. The boat carried a small cannon, which was discharged repeatedly to announce its arrival and departure. The people assembled for miles around on the banks of the river to witness the steamer's arrival and departure.

"She remembers General La Fayette's visit to Nashville, and was present at the ball given in his honor. People came for miles around in every direction—from Franklin, Columbia, Murfreesboro, and in fact all Middle Tennessee and a great portion of Kentucky—to witness his arrival and reception. She remembers how the academy girls scattered flowers in the street in the hero's path. She saw General Jackson and General La Fayette meet, and thought General Jackson's deportment on the occasion very much more elegant than that of General La Fayette."

In her sixteenth year Mrs. Smith connected herself with the Church of her father, and at her death was, with one exception, perhaps, the oldest Methodist in Davidson County. Nearly sixty-eight years she had lived a life admirably described in the appended poem, which she committed to memory in her sixteenth year--lines from which she often adorned her conversation, and which she wrote out from memory two weeks before her death. We give it here as a true picture of her noble life:


While beauty and youth are in their full prime,
And folly and fashion affect our whole time,
O let not such phantoms our wishes engage!
Let us live so in youth that we blush not in age.

The vain and the young may attend us awhile,
But let not their flatt'ry our prudence beguile;
Let us covet those charms that can never decay,
Nor listen to all that deceivers can say

I sigh not for beauty, nor languish for wealth,
But grant me kind Providence, virtue and health
Then richer than kings, and far happier than they
My life shall pass swiftly and sweetly away.

And when I the burden of life shall have borne,
And Death with his sickle shall cut the ripe corn,
What pleasure in beauty or wealth can I find?
My beauty, my wealth, is a sweet peace of mind.

That peace I'll preserve as pure as 'twas given,
It shall last in my bosom an earnest of Heaven;
For virtue and wisdom can warm the cold scene,
And sixty can flourish as gay as sixteen.

And when age steels o'er me, and youth is no more,
And the moralist, Time, shakes his glass at my door,
Re-ascend to my God, without murmur or sigh,
I'll bless the kind summons, and lie down and die.




The wife of the Rev. J. W. CULLOM, "preacher in charge of Concord Circuit, Tennessee Conference" died December 13, 1888; large family. [See January 26 issue]

MARY L. NEWSOM born near Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 28, 1858; daughter of G. S. and S. W. Newsom; married G. A. W. Cage, June 8, 1882; died Los Angeles, California, October 12, 1888.

REBECCA A. GROGAN, nee Waters, wife of Dr. R. L. Grogan, Murray, Ky., born Aug. 5, 1853; died July 30, 1888.

WILLIAM C. SUDBERRY died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Sept. 15, 1888 aged 40 years; surviving were his widow and children.

LUCY O. DAVIS daughter of N.C. and Mollie Davis, Bath Springs, Tenn., born Jan. 4, 1887; died November 15, 1888.


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SALLIE A. KING, nee Ashcraft, born LaRue Co., Ky., Aug. 7, 1848; "of good lineage;" married Rev. G. S. King, Louisville Methodist Conference, Sept. 14, 1872; died typhoid fever, Jeffersontown, Ky., Sept. 9, 1888.

JOHN W. LOONEY oldest son of J. F. and Bettie Looney born Carroll Co., Tenn., Sept. 17, 18[left blank]; died Nov. 5, 1888 from injuries sustained when he was caught in a cotton gin.

SAMUEL LITTLE born N.C., May 4, 1810; died November 19, 1888.

CHARLES D. FLOWERS born Montgomery Co., Miss., Feb. 22, 1868; died at Vanderbilt University, a student, Oct. 12, 1888.

Mrs. E. A. McMILLON born Coffee Co., Tenn., Jan. 22, 1826; married Nelson McMillon, Aug. 16, 1846; died Waxahachie, Texas, October 19, 1888.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. LAMAR BAILEY who died recently, Spring Hill, Tenn.; by a Woman's Missionary Society; undated.

STITH LAMARK HARWELL born Jan. 7, 1857; died July 29, 1888; three of his uncles were Methodist preachers.

J. WALTER DICKEY born Marshall Co., Miss., Sept. 18, 1856; died near Pleasant Hill, Miss., Oct. 5, 1888; son of S. J. and N. L. Dickey; burial beside his young wife.

SAMUEL J. HENRY son of Robert and Nancy Henry born Logan Co., Ky., Oct. 21, 1829; twice married, he left a widow and 8 children; died in county where he had been born, Oct. 16, 1888.

AMERICUS infant son of J. M. and Annie WARR died Nov. 16, 1888 aged 10 months, 8 days old.

MADISON H. ALEXANDER died near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1888 nearly "four-score year."

JOE infant son of J. S. FOSTER, Williamson Co., Tenn., died Sept. 24, 1888 aged 4 months, 24 days. Obituary submitted by "Cousin Jennie."

Rev. DEWITT M. BOOTH born Giles Co., Tenn., Sept. 30, 1846; died Pulaski, Tenn., Sept. 3, 1888; brother of Rev. H. L. Booth, Tennessee Methodist Conference; Confederate veteran; as a Methodist preacher served charges in the Tennessee and No. Ala. conferences; surviving were his widow and children.


January 12, 1889

REBECCA HOBBS, Athens, Ala., widow of Ira E. Hobbs, died recently; daughter of Major Thomas Maclin, Virginian who moved to Alabama; she was a sometime assistant at the Athens Female College.

Mrs. Dr. WHITEFOORD SMITH, So. Carolina Methodist Conference, died recently. [See March 9 issue]

Rev. WILLIAM B. ROWZIE, Virginia Methodist Conference, born Essex Co., Va., Feb. 22, 1806; of Huguenot descent; one of 8 children reared on a farm; entered Methodist ministry early in 1827; a presiding elder for about 20 years; died early June 1888 in residence of his niece, Mrs. Lelia Saunders, Middlesex Co., Va.

HELEN BASKETTE McEWEN wife of John A. McEwen, Nashville, died Dec. 24, 1888 in her 30th year of age, after a brief illness.

EMMA SMOOT died of typhoid fever, Nov. 12, 1888 in the Mt. Holly charge, Louisville circuit.

MARY ALICE BIGGS born Simpson Co., Ky., Sept. 21, 1846; married Dr. J. M. Biggs, Oct. 25, 1864; died near Woodburn, Ky., Nov. 25, 1888.

ELIZABETH A. JOYCE born Nov. 28, 1830; married Anderson Joyce, 1845; died Oct. 5, 1888.

ALLIE ESTELLE daughter of George and Eliza Taylor, born Mar. 27, 1887; died Oct. 18, 1888.

MARTHA S. MAYBERRY born April 8, 1840; mr. G. W. Mayberry, Mar. 16, 1856; died Oct. 14, 1888.


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MAY TILLER GILLESPIE wife of Dr. G. B. Gillespie born Collierville, Tenn., July 15, 1858; died Covington, Tenn., Oct. 29, 1888; only child of Paul H. and Ellen L. Tiller; married Oct. 15, 1874; surviving were her widower and a baby boy.

Dr. THOMAS B. WRIGHT born Warren Co., Ky., June 30, 1806; married Andromache Loving, 1836; medical practitioner; president of Warren Deposit Bank; died October 29, 1888.

ELIZABETH INGRAM, nee Thomson, born Louisa Co., Va., Oct. 7, 1816; married B. F. Ingram, Oct. 17, 1831; died Nov. 21, 1888; 9 children and 24 grandchildren.

Rev. A. N. LOWRY born Dahlonga, Ga., Aug. 21, 1833; died DeKalb Co., Ala., Sept. 5, 1888; moved with family to Cherokee Co., Ala. when about 8 years old; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1862; local preacher until he entered the No. Ala. Conference in 1872.

MARTHA S. MAYBERRY born April 8, 1840; married G. W. Mayberry, Mar. 16, 1856; died Oct. 14, 1888.

MARY E. SMITHSON born Feb. 10, 1860; married E. H. Smithson, Dec. 4, 1879; died Sept. 4, 1888, Mt. Nebo, Maury Co., Tenn.

FELIX G. MILES son of E. F. and E. J. Miles born Logan Co., Ky., Aug. 4, 1854; married E. B. Willoughby, Jan. 12, 1881; died Elkton, Ky., June 4, 1888.

EDGAR McCLURE ROSSER born Evansville, Ala., Feb. 23, 1878; died typhoid fever, Nov. 24, 1888.

HENRY WILLIAMS born Harrison Co., Ky., Aug. 21, 1825; died Nov. 17, 1888; married Lucy Hemphill, Jessamine County, Ky.; burial in Battle Grove Cemetery.

JEREMIAH WEBB born Feb. 22, 1807, N.C.; died Nov. 22, 1888. His wife, RACHEL WEBB, born April 29, 1807; married Sept. 12, 1826; died May 10, 1884.

ANNIE COBB daughter of James W. and Emily Branson born Hopkins Co., Ky., Sept. 20, 1851; died Nov. 23, 1888.

ROSANA R. NEWMAN, nee Welch, wife of Shelby Newman, born Oct. 21, 1813; died June 22, 1888.


January 19, 1889

Mention of Rev. A. C. DEWITT who would be 80 years old in February 1889; joined the Ky. Methodist Conference in 1836; member of the Louisville Conference since its organization in 1846 and for years served as its secretary; blind for nearly twelve years.

Dr. WILLIAM MARTIN died Columbia, S.C., January 10, 1889; burial in Washington Street Churchyard.

Rev. T. S. CAMPBELL, retired N.C. Methodist preacher, died Lexington, N.C., Dec. 28, 1888; joined the N.C. Conference in 1831.

THOMAS McDOUGAL son of Archibald and Nancy McDougal, born N.C.; died near Grand Junction, Tenn., July 23, 1888. His brothers, John McDougal, in his 84th year, lived near Milan, Tenn. and Archibald McDougal lived near Denton, Texas. His "last wife," Meda Dunlap and only child, Robert McDougal surviving, the son near Cairo, Illinois.

ALICE daughter of F. M. WILLIAMS died near Arkabutla, Miss., Oct. 1, 1888 aged 18 years.

SHELLY NEWMAN born Oct. 1880; died April 2, 1888.

GALLANT HARDY son of John and Gincy Hardy born Lincoln Co., Ga., May 25, 1803; married Lucinda Walker, Aug. 5, 1824; moved to Talladega Co., Ala. in 1852; married, secondly, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Robertson, nee Coker and moved to Pike Co., Ark. in 1874 where he died November 22, 1888.

SARAH D. BOYCE daughter of Mrs. M. J. Foster, wife of W. M. Boyce, died Clay Co., Miss., Nov. 19, 1888 aged about 40 years.

GEORGE C. PARKER born June 14, 1852; died Aug. 25, 1888; unmarried.


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THOMAS J. BLACKNALL son of J. Y. and Cynthia Blacknall died Bedford Co., Tenn., Nov. 26, 1888 aged 27 years.

ANN JORDAN born Johnson Co., N.C.; moved to Anson Co., N.C., then to Autauga Co., Ala. in 1817; married Reuben Jordan, 1830 and moved to Coosa Co., Ala. in 1835; he died in 1840 leaving her with 3 children and several stepchildren; died near Kellydon, Ala., Oct. 1, 1888 in residence of her surviving child, Mrs. Alabama Maxwell.

JOSEPH L. CRAIG born April 19, 1863; died Lawrence Co., Tenn., Dec. 6, 1888; burial beside his brother, William, in Summertown cemetery.

REBECCA BIRD, nee Evans, born Aug. 7, 1811; died Aug. 3, 1888, No. Carolina, Wake Co.; only surviving siblings were Willis and Catharine.

MATILDA ARNOLD, nee Bradly, born Sumner Co., Tenn., Sept. 7, 1821; married Dr. W. C. Arnold, Allen Co., Ky., Mar. 16, 1848; died Nov. 23, 1888. Burial in Elmwood Cemetery near Smith's Grove, Ky.

ANN E. PERKINS, nee Mills, born Jan. 12, 1844; married J. H. Perkins, Dec. 4, 1865; died Booneville, Miss., Nov. 25, 1888.

LUCINDA JANE McFERRIN born Mar. 7, 1831; married Rev. David Justice, April 20, 1854; died Nov. 18, 1888 near Booneville, Miss.


January 26, 1888


I should like to inquire through the medium of your paper in regard to the descendants of Col. William Martin, of Virginia. He was a son of Gen. Joseph Martin, of Henry County, Va., and was born November 26, 1765. The father spent much time during the later years of the Revolution fighting the Indians in South-western Virginia, East Tennessee and Kentucky. He rose from major through colonel to the rank or brigadier-general, and died about the beginning of the present century. Col. Martin served in at least one campaign against the Indians, and about 1786 led a company of pioneers to Tennessee. Later he removed to South Carolina, and became a member of the Legislature of that State, but returned to Tennessee in 1798, and served in its Legislature. In 1812-13 he commanded a regiment of volunteers under Jackson in the Creek War; was at the battle of Talladega, and in other engagements. One of the Volunteers serving under him in this campaign was the father of the late Dr. John B. McFerrin. He died in Smith County, Tenn., November 4, 1846. A brother (Bryce) and three half- brothers (Lewis, Thomas, and John) followed him to Tennessee. Lewis finally went on to Missouri. Thomas excepted, they were all military men, and saw more or less of active service.

Descendants of Gen. Martin are now living in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Missouri, one grandson being a member of the North Carolina Conference. I see frequent mention in the ADVOCATE of Rev. George W. Martin, the oldest member of the Tennessee Conference, and as at least five of the grandsons of Gen. Martin are preachers, I am led to believe him of the same family. The founders of Martin College, I think, are also of the same stock.

I am at work on a genealogy of this family, and shall consider it a favor if any connection who may see this note will correspond with me. The record of the family is an honorable one, and should be preserved.

Very truly yours,

Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 4, 1880.


LOUIS LEBARD born Clark Co., Ky., April 9, 1814; died Mt. Sterling, Ky., Dec. 6, 1888; married Elizabeth Scott, Feb. 17, 1847. "As a cabinet-maker he was a master-workman."

GEORGE MAYO born Oct. 20, 182l; died Nov. 6, 1888.

ALDIE WARFIELD, nee Warren, born Dec. 2l, 1856; died Nov. 29, 1888. Free-will Baptist.


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Rev. BENJAMIN R. HESTER born N.C., Nov. 8, 1816; moved with family to Bedford Co., Tenn. in 1822; his father died in 1828; married Margaret daughter of Colonel Moses H. Henry, Sumner Co., Tenn., Dec. 24, 1849; 5 children, 4 surviving him; joined Methodist Church at Salem Church in Sept. 1835 and licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1836; served in numerous charges; died Oct. 4, 1888.

MARY J. MURRELL, nee Davis, born April 3, 1822; died Nov. 15, 1888; joined Methodist Church in 1837; wife of Elijah M. Murrell; 6 children.

Rev. GRANVILLE T. DEAN son of Rev. A. J. and Elizabeth Dean, born Carroll Co., Va., Dec. 21, 1848; died Lee Co., Va., Sept. 17, 1888; joined Methodist Church Jan. 24, 1867; licensed to preach in Methodist Church April 14, 1877; married Eliza Thompson, Aug. 4, 1870; 4 sons, 3 daus.

LOU EMMA HEWLETT born Sept. 3, 1857; married T. P. Hewlett, Nov. 28, 1883; died Nov. 4, 1888; surviving were her widower, two stepchildren and one child of her own, aged 3 months old.

SALLIE S. MOSBY daughter of Jacob and Emma Hare born Fayette Co., Tenn., Mar. 3, 1842; died Marion, Ark., Dec. 1, 1888; married T. O. Mosby, 1865; 1 son, 2 daus. "No one could be despondent around her for her sunny nature would rapidly dispel all gathering clouds" (so wrote Lucie H. Hare).

JOHN L. NELSON died Limestone Co., Ala., Oct. 4, 1888; would have been 85 years old on October 21, 1889.

MARY BOWLEN CULLOM daughter of James and Myra Isom, wife of Rev. J. W. Cullom, Tennessee Methodist Conference, born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Dec. 7, 1839; died near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 13, 1888; married Oct. 13, 1857; 3 sons, 4 daus., the youngest, Nimie, a dau., was aged 4 1/2 years old.

JAMES M. DENNIS born Muhlenburg Co., Ky., Sept. 18, 1815; died Nov. 2, 1888 in residence of son-in-law, J. R. Martin, Greenville, Ky.; married Mary D. Leachman, Nov. 2, 1843; 5 children, those surviving were Rev. George W. Dennis, Louisville Conference; Mrs. T. H. and Mrs. J. R. Martin.

IDA LEE PURYEAR born Ga., July 27, 1867; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., Aug. 18, 1888.

MARY E. METCALF wife of J. C. Rollow, died Oct. 11, 1888; born Montgomery Co., Tenn., July 20, 1862.

AMANDA C. ROSS born Feb. 12, 1866; died Oct. 8, 1888; married "Brother" Ross 4 years ago; 2 children; daughter of Rev. D. C. Clarkson.


February 2, 1889

FRANCES L. WEAVER widow of Dempsey Weaver died Arlington, Tenn., Jan. 25, 1889 [See Feb. 9 issue]

Rev. FREDERICK WEAVER born S.C., Jan. 8, 1808; moved when young to Tenn.; married Rachel Young, Oct. 29, 1829; licensed as a local Methodist preacher April 30, 1836; ordained deacon Nov. 7, 1841; ordained elder Sept. 18, 1848; moved to Coryell Co., Texas in 1870 where he died Dec. 7, 1888.

ELIZA JANE BIGBY, nee McCown, born Tenn., May 19, 1813; moved to Lowndes Co., Miss. when a child; married (1) William Hull, 1827; 7 children (one, William surviving her); her first husband died in 1868; married (2) John W. Bigby; died in residence of son, William Hull, May 23, 1888; a granddaughter, Eliza Jane Duncan mentioned.

MARY A. HARVEY wife of Walter L. Harvey, born Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1853; married Jan. 12, 1882; died Shelby Co., Tenn., Oct. 5, 1888; two children, Willie and Annie Laurie.

A. M. WOODWARD born Lee Co., Va., July 10, 1851; died Dec. 2, 1888.

SUSAN EMORY McCURDY, nee Saunders, born Brunswick Co., Va., Mar. 11, 1815; moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. when young; married Rev. John McCurdy (died 1870), April 30, 1861; died August 12, 1888.


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MARTHA A. AYERS born Daviess Co., Ky., Dec. 14, 1814; died Dec. 1, 1888; daughter of Rev. James Moore, Methodist preacher; married Thomas H. Ayers in 1844; 6 children.

Tribute of Respect for L. D. GILLILAND and Rev. JOHN S. LEWIS who died recently; by Fourth Quarterly Conference, Livingston charge, Lebanon Dist., Tennessee Methodist Conf. Undated.

CONNIE child of Rev. T. J. and Carmazelle RANDOLPH, Tennessee Methodist Conference, born Nov. 25, 1872; died Morganfield, Ky., Dec. 13, 1888.

SARAH F. GOAR daughter of G. W. and Mahala Noran, born in Miss., Dec. 3, 1849; died Atlanta, Miss., Nov. 5, 1888; married Rev. R. P. Goar, No. Miss. Conference, April 12, 1866; 5 children.

HENRY PHILLIPS ACKLEN second son of C. M. and Annie E. Acklen born April 1, 1881; died Jefferson Co., Ala., Nov. 19, 1888.

M. T. LAMAR born Frederick Co., Md., Aug. 27, 1794; died Nov. 20, 1888; married Rebecca Rice, 1815; 8 children, 3 surviving him; one, R. C., a preacher.

ERASMUS D. BEAUCHAMP born Aug. 23, 1809; died Daviess Co., Ky., Nov. 27, 1888; married Caroline Evans (died Oct. 17, 1873), Mar. 4, 1832; 5 surviving children.

MARGARET REBECCA FARRINGTON oldest child of T. N. and M. M. Farrington born Morgan Co., Ala., Jan. 17, 1869; died Nov. 11, 1888.

Mrs. SARAH H. EVANS born Va., Dec. 24, 1824; died Nov. 26, 1888.

JOHN G. CRUTCHFIELD son of Elisha and Parmelia Crutchfield born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Feb. 6, 1830; died Fulton Co., Ky., Dec. 9, 1888.


February 9, 1889

FRANCES L. WEAVER born Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 4, 1823; married Dempsey Weaver, May 16, 1844; died Jan. 25, 1889; granddaughter of Rev. John King, early Methodist preacher; a long eulogy delivered by Dr. O. P. Fitzgerald dated January 27, 1889.

MARY B. BLACKWELL died Jan. 9, 1888; widow of John C. Blackwell, DD, the first graduate of Randolph-Macon College (1834) and long-time president of Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute; sister of Governor John Letcher of Virginia.

Mrs. E. M. JUDKINS died Jan. 10, 1889; wife of William E. Judkins, Va. Conference, pastor of Centenary Methodist Church in Richmond, Va.

Rev. WILLIAM DOSS born Sumner Co., Tenn., Aug. 19, 1819; father died when he was 9 years old; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Nov. 26, 1842; ordained deacon Nov. 8, 1846; ordained elder Nov. 7, 1847; married A. M. Hughes, Oct. 19, 1847; died Dec. 20, 1888. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.

BENJAMIN C. THOMAS son of Samuel and Rachel Thomas born Ky., July 4, 1807; as an infant carried to White Co., Tenn. and at age 13 years to Warren Co., Tenn., where he died Nov. 26, 1888; married Polly Robinson (died 1880), Feb. 22, 1829; Methodist and Democrat.

KITTIE BRAND, nee Link, born Hagerstown, Md., Feb. 3, 1798; married James Brand, July 28, 1825; died Marion Co., Ky., Sept. 28, 1888.

ANN SANDERS born Mar. 30, 1815; married Richard G. Sanders, Mar. 14, 1833; died Dec. 22, 1888; one of the charter members of Friendship Methodist Church (1859).

ANNA B. COLEMAN, nee Rives, born Dec. 13, 1861; married R. E. Coleman, Nov. 19, 1884; died July 16, 1888; one son.

IDA OLA KEMPER daughter of Jim and Bettie Jones, born Robertson Co., Tenn., Aug. 11, 1862; died Dec. 18, 1888; married W. V. Kemper (died June 2, 1888), Apr. 27, 1880; 3 children.

WALTON son of Stephen and Mattie JONES died recently, aged "two short summers."


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MARGARET ISOBAR SIMS born Gibson Co., Tenn., July 31, 1849; died Mason's Grove, Madison Co., Tenn., Dec. 29, 1888; surviving were widower and 4 children.

CALEB McKNIGHT born middle Tenn., April 29, 1820; moved to west Tenn. when about 5 years old; died Chester Co., Tenn., Oct. 23, 1888; married Elizabeth C. Hardage, 1839; 7 children, all deceased.

STEPHEN W. BOWLES son of John and Emily Bowles, born Amherst Co., Va., Aug. 13, 1824; one of 12 children; married (1) Matilda Bowen, Jan. 25, 1846; 4 children, two, John and David, Methodist preachers; (2) Barbara A. Taylor, Dec. 2, 1858; 4 children. Killed "under a falling log", Dec. 23, 1889.

ALFRED SMITH son of Nathan and Elizabeth Smith born Henderson Co., Ky., Feb. 14, 1818; parents were from Va.; married Mary C., daughter of Capt. James M. Edwards, Henderson Co., Ky., Dec. 31, 1844; died June 14, 1888.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. ELLA ELAM who died recently; by Tabernacle Ladies' Aid Society, Tipton Co., Tenn.; undated.

MARY E. BRITTON born May 7, 1843; died Jan. 7, 1889; married J. W. C. Britton, Nov. 22, 1873; a daughter, 12 years old; member of St. Mark's Methodist Church, Dickson, Tenn.

JENNETTE M. ALLEN daughter of Robert and Emily Oakley; born July 11, 1840; married Dr. G. S. Allen, Mar. 18, 1862; died August 17, 1888.

SARAH R. CHAMBERS wife of R. T. Chambers, born Dec. 14, 1852; left an orphan in childhood and reared by her relatives; married June 11, 1878; died Oct. 2, 1888; a stepmother.

FANNIE N. CASEY daughter of W. W. and F. N. Casey, born now-Benton Co., Miss., Sept. 10, 1842; moved to Texas with her brother, A. F. Casey, in 1881; died Cisco, Texas, Nov. 10, 1888.

WILLIAM HENRY STOVALL died Nov. 7, 1888 aged 1 year old. ALBERT STOVALL died Nov. 18, 1888 aged 3 years old. Sons of William T. and Agnes Stovall.


February 16, 1889

Rev. DOYEL PEARSON died 8 miles from Memphis, Tenn., Mar. 10, 1888 aged 73 years, 5 months and 14 days old; native of N.C.; married (1) Elizabeth Holman of N.C.; (2) Mary Goodman, of Va.; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Jan. 22, 1876; ordained deacon Nov. 21, 1880; ordained elder Dec. 12, 1886; "his delivery was not good -was lacking in fluency of speech and he was timid in manners but his sermons were of deep thought and showed that they had been well studied."

VICTORIA oldest daughter of Rev. J. Ed. KING, Hardin Springs, Hardin Co., Ky., and his first wife, Susan (Wilcoxson) King; died Jan. 11, 1889 from severe burns; born Oct. 6, 1875.

ALFRED S. JOHN, esquire, son of Dr. I. G. John, died Beaumont, Texas, Feb. 5, 1889; mayor of this town.

Dr. ALFRED T. MANN, No. Ga. Conference, died Augusta, Ga., Feb. 2, 1889.

MARY ROSS THOMAS daughter of Dr. J. C. Ross and wife, born Harrodsburg, Ky., Feb. 15, 1848; married James Thomas, January 1876; died Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 18, 1888.

BETTIE PATTIE, nee Biles, born Collin Co., Texas, May 1, 1856; married John W. Pattie, Dec. 15, 1875; died Dec. 28, 1888; three sons.

WILLIAM COLLIER born Oct. 7, 1819; died Warren Co., Tenn., Dec. 18, 1888; twice married; his youngest son was Frank Collier.

CALVIN TAYS, McNairy Co., Tenn., born Jan. 7, 1817; married Mar. 5, 1840; died Jan. 8, 1889.

W. RILEY AKIN born Jan. 11, 1827; married Hancock, Dec. 20, 1854; died Nov. 4, 1888.

FRANCES V. HALL born Aug. 6, 1817; died Tate Co., Miss., Dec. 21, 1888; married S. H. Hall, Nov. 27, 1869; 8 children.

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BETTIE BOST daughter of J. M. and Ann McGee; wife of James Bost; died Warren Co., Tenn., Dec. 17, 1888 in her 25th year; surviving were widower and 2 children; member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

FLORENCE NEAFUS born Oct. 22, 1880; mother died when she was 3 weeks old and she was 2 years old when her father died; reared by her grandmother; died Dec. 15, 1888.

SARAH A. CROSS oldest daughter of Thomas Springfield, born N.C., May 21, 1811; married Major R. D. Cross, Feb. 1832; moved to Madison Co., Tenn., thence to Hardeman Co., Tenn.; died Nov. 8, 1888. Children: Mrs. Emily Green, "Puss" Cross, W. T. and N. R. Cross, Mrs. Dr. Rhea and Mrs. Dr. Buchanon.

MARY E. MARTIN dau. of Rev. Ed. A. Martin, MD, Davilla, Texas, born Bowling Green, Ky.; died recently.

JACOB R. HOGAN born Aug. 23, 18[blank]; married Harriet Tallaferro, Oct. 15, 1835; 9 children, 5 surviving; one, Rev. H. C. Hogan, Western Methodist Conference; he died Nov. 3, 1888.

Dr. ERASTUS A. JENNINGS son of Abraham and Louisa Jennings; born Noble Co., Ohio, Dec. 28, 1851; graduate, Miami College, Cincinnati, medical school, 1874; moved to Robertson Co., Tenn. in 1883; married Rosie daughter of James and Elizabeth Browning, Nov. 28, 1883; died Dec. 28, 1888.

MOLLIE S. MORTON daughter of C. J. T. and Matilda Baird, born near Lebanon, Tenn., May 11, 1864; died Dec. 23, 1888.

NICHOLAS WILLIAM BOND born Sept. 24, 1869; married Clara V. Ellis, Nov. 21, 1888; died Jan. 5, 1889; joined Bartlett, Tenn. Methodist Church in August 1888.

THOMAS S. BURDINE son of J. B. and Euphemia Burdine, born Smith Co., Tenn., Oct. 2, 1853; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 16, 1888; he and his aunt, Mrs. Polly Owen died the same day and both were buried in Mill Creek Churchyard.

Mrs. MARY A. OWEN daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Burdine born Smith Co., Tenn., Sept. 17, 1812; married A. Owen, Wilson Co., Tenn., Dec. 24, 1863; he died in 1877; she died in residence of her brother, J. B. Burdine, on Murfreesboro Pike, Oct. 15, 1888; burial in Mill Creek Cem.

MARGARET McKENNIE, nee Roane, born Lincoln Co., Tenn. Dec. 8, 1832; died in same county, Nov. 29, 1888.

W. C. FORD son of Rev. M. H. Ford, No. Miss. Methodist Conference, dec.; born July 22, 1860; died in residence of his sister, Rena Cheairs near Clarksdale, Miss., Sept. 22, 1888.


February 23, 1889

The youngest daughter of Bishop Robert Paine, dec., died Nov. 1888; his son-in-law, Major Pat Hamilton, husband of his oldest daughter was robbed and murdered, Dec. 31, 1888.

MARTHA JANE BRASHEAR died Linden, Tenn., Dec. 5, 1888 aged 53 years, 3 months and 25 days old; native of Perry Co., Tenn.; married Hon. Thomas M. Brashear (died 1882), Aug. 1852; 8 ch.

SARAH AUST born July 6, 1812; died Dec. 4, 1888; married Thomas B. Aust, April 28, 1833.

ELIZA F. N. DEARING born Allen Co., Ky., Sept. 2, 1842; daughter of David and Dosha Walker; married William B. Dearing, Nov. 9, 1870; died Dec. 9, 1888; 2 daus., 2 sons.

W. R. "Bob" JORDAN son of E. F. and Cassandra Jordan born Nov. 6, 1872; died May 10, 1888.

JOSEPH EUGENE son of J. A. and Annie C. THORNTON born Dec. 12, 1881; died of croup, Talladega, Ala., Nov. 15, 1888.

WILLIAM SILAS TAYLOR born N.C., Sept. 11, 1813; died Bethesda, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1888; husband and father.

JOHN FRAZIER born Ky., Feb. 20, 1801; died Montgomery Co., MO, Dec. 12, 1888; a panegyric.


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ARTEMISSA C. HARRIS daughter of W. W. Grinstead, born Warren Co., Ky., Dec. 19, 1843; died Dec. 4, 1888; married "Mr." Harris more than 20 years ago.

SUE ANN BRITT, nee Hunt, born Hickman Co., Tenn., Aug. 8, 1849; married John Britt, Jan. 24, 1860; died Oct. 3, 1888. Beardstown, Tenn.

FRANCIS FOSTER born Worcester, Mass., 1800; died in Warner, Jan. 10, 1889, aged 88 years and 12 days old; his wife died 24 years ago; his son, Francis Foster, died 20 years ago; surviving him were 3 daus., 1 son; died in residence of his son, George and his wife, May.

KATIE LEE JOYNER daughter of W. L. Joyner died Jan. 7, 1889.

Mrs. MARTHA PORTER born Davidson Co., Tenn., Mar. 8, 1820; after burying 6 children and her husband she went with 3 of her surviving 6 children to Nashville where she died Jan. 8, 1889.

EDWARD EVERETT COX born April 5, 1835; died Jan. 11, 1889.

HENRY FRANKLIN WOODALL born June 5, 1864; second son of F. M. Woodall; married Mary, dau. of G. W. Hogan, Nov. 25, 1884; died by accidental gunshot wound, Nov. 21, 1888.

JOHN T. CREWDSON born Lynchburg, Va., Sept. 17, 1850; moved with parents to west Tenn. in 1854; married Mattie Warr, Dec. 9, 1874 and died near Rossville, Tenn., Nov. 9, 1888; 3 children.

FANNIE RIGSBY daughter of William and Lucinda Rigsby, born 1850; died Jan. 11, 1889, near Graysville, Tenn.

HOLLAND NIMMONS McTYEIRE, a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South died Feb. 15, 1889.

Picture of Bishop McTyeire as found on page 580, CYCLOPAEDIA OF METHODISM by Mathew Simpson, Philadelphia, 1880.

His memorial sketch prepared at the General Conference, in May 1890, pages 76-78; of the 1890 CONFERENCE MINUTES:

Your committee tender a brief memoir of Bishop McTyeire, not doubting that in due time a full biography will be written worthy of his name and deeds.

Bishop Holland Nimmons McTyeire was born in Barnwell District, S.C., July 24, 1824. South Carolina has been very prolific of great men, and when McTyeire was born another star was added to the already brilliant galaxy.

He was very fond of the land of his nativity, and often attested this by his pen and his tongue. He had a Methodist parentage, the father having the most exalted admiration for the lamented Bishop Capers, and deeming him the foremost of religious guides. Bishop McTyeire was converted at an early age, he becoming a professor of religion in his thirteenth year. Passing his childhood at home, he went to the higher schools--first at Cokesbury, S.C.; then to Collinsworth Institute, Georgia. By these schools he was prepared for college. He was among the earlier graduates of Randolph-Macon College, Virginia, and this mother college of Methodism has given to the Church and world no son of greater worth and distinction.

Finishing his collegiate course in 1845, already licensed to preach, in November 1845, he was admitted on trial into the Virginia Conference, and began his career at the ancient capital of Williamsburg. After one year's service in Virginia he, was transferred to the Alabama Conference, and was admitted into full connection, in due order of time, in the first of the year 1848. The same year he was transferred to the Louisiana Conference, and he was ordained elder in 1849.

He was editor of the New Orleans Advocate from 1851 to 1858, when he was elected editor of the Nashville Christian Advocate, the central organ of his Church. Interrupted in his editorial career by the misfortunes of war, he entered the pastorate again in the Alabama Conference, serving in the city of Montgomery till his election in 1866 to the episcopal office.


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He was ordained Bishop at New Orleans at the same time with Wightman, Marvin, and Doggett; and all were worthy compeers of their honored predecessors and their colleagues. This quartet was a rare combination of men. The lamented Bishop served long enough in the usual work of the ministry to make high reputation as an able preacher of the gospel. Though he was not by reputation considered an eloquent preacher, he was by all critical minds adjudged an able expounder of the word of God, possessing as he did in high degree a mind critical and analytical in its cast. His words were weighty and powerful, having the condensation of a great hydraulic press. To hear him was to understand him. There was not much of flaming rhetoric, but a more durable impress was made upon the mind by his forceful logic, uttered with thunderous emphasis. The tones of his voice, his slow, cautious speech, his commanding person made him a man of power in the pulpit. As an editor he was pre-eminent. The pages of his paper flashed with wit and burning satire. His sententious, epigrammatic style was rarely excelled. The finish of his leading editorials made them to stand forth as a marble pillar polished to the perfection of a mirror. As a writer, especially as an editor, our Church has never had one to surpass him among all its brilliant minds.

Bishop McTyeire did fine service with his pen in many ways, but he gained lasting distinction by his latest production, the " History of Methodism." This is a ponderous volume, full of facts, and with none of the adornments and illusions of fiction. We are greatly indebted to him for this much needed book. We do not deem it necessary to speak of all his writings. He was the author of the well-known "Manual of the Discipline," a great aid to the ministry in practical administration. By his writings, widely extended, he is destined to a high place in our history and traditions

The Bishop was a model presiding officer. Being a thorough parliamentary lawyer of, acute and analytical mind, prompt and bold in his decisions he ruled an assembly with marked success and ease. His executive ability was of a very high order; he seemed to have been born to command, and to have realized this capacity to control his fellow-men.

Our Bishop was wise in planning and efficient in executing Church work. Nothing will give him more durable honor than the great service rendered in forming and directing Vanderbilt University. His agency in this magnificent enterprise justly entitles to praise. He was the President of its Board of Trust, and as such he had unusual prerogatives. Vanderbilt University is a grand monument to the memory of its founder, and hardly less to the name of McTyeire. The Bishop's impress has been deep on his generation; nor can it soon he erased, if ever, by the wear of time.

He died February 15, 1889, after an illness of several months' duration. Peacefully he left the field of his labors, the high office he filled so well; and his departure was in serene but victorious triumph. The vacancy in our episcopal ranks made by his death is so wide that we may well hesitate to say who can wear the mantle of the ascended lender in our Israel.

Your committee close by offering the following resolutions:

Resolved, That in the death of Bishop Holland N. McTyeire the General Conference and the Church have sustained a loss of an eminent and honored officer whose death we deplore as a sad bereavement.

Resolved, That we record with melancholy feelings our high estimate of his abilities and unsullied character as a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and as a token of the same it is hereby ordered that this memoir be recorded in our Journal.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be furnished the family of the deceased Bishop, as an expression of the sympathy of this Conference in their time of sorrow and bereavement.

Respectfully submitted.
J. W. HINTON, Chairman;
JAMES ATKINS, Secretary.

Numerous encomia were presented in memory of this esteemed churchman, published in this issue and several following.


March 2, 1889


The first Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church west of the Cumberland Mountains was organized by Rev. Wilson Lee, at the house of Mr. Hodges, about a mile from where the Vanderbilt now stands. My information is that there were seven members, but that may not be correct. I know the names of four-- James Robertson and wife (nee Charlotte Reeves), and John Cockrill and wife (nee Ann Robertson, sister of James). I want to get the date of that organization. I have somewhere read or heard it was in 1798; but that, I think, is too late. The family Bible of the Cockrill's is in the possession of their grandson, Hon. Mark S. Cockrill, of Nashville, and the Robertson Bible is owned by the General's great-grandson, Dr. Felix R. Hill, of St. Louis. The former has no entry of the matter referred to. The latter I have not seen. Mrs. Robertson lived to the age of 91, and was buried from McKendree Church in 1842. Maybe some acquaintance or descendant has preserved the date and the names of the others who joined the Church with the four above mentioned. It is a matter of interest to me as a descendant of John Cockrill to hunt up this little incident of Methodist family history.

Spartanburg, S.C., Feb. 12, 1889

Dr. JOHN ROBERT BARR born Henrico Co., Va., Oct. 27, 1842; his father, Matthew Barr, native of Scotland but was brought in childhood to Va. where he married Sarah Denton. Dr. Barr's father died when he was a year old; he moved to Richmond, Va. with family; attended Randolph-Macon College; Confederate veteran; married Lizzie Honister, 1871; died December 24, 1888.


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M. A. RAMSEY born Va., May 8, 1817; died Nov. 18, 1888; married (1) Henry Harkelrood and moved to Ark.; second husband's name not given.

ELIZABETH V. HAYGOOD daughter of George A. and Elizabeth Moore, born Aug. 30, 1859; married T. T. Haygood, Oct. 13, 188l; died Jan. 2, 1889.

M. E. JONES born Va., Jan. 9, 1807; died Dec. 23, 1888; sister of Rev. L. D. Mullins; married Sandy Jones; 10 children, 3 surviving her.

ELIZABETH R. WORD, nee Harris, born Davidson Co., N.C., Oct. 26, 1834; married William A. Word, Mar. 16, 1852; died Dec. 8, 1888; 6 children, 4 surviving her.

JOSEPH W. HUGHES born near Galloway, Tenn., April 21, 1847; died Mason, Tenn., Jan. 17, 1889; married Jane Clayton in his 19th year; 3 children.

DANIEL CRAWFORD PARHAM born Nov. 1, 1883; died Sept. 7, 1888.

ROBERT ELLIS born Sumner Co., Tenn., Dec. 24, 1817; died Simpson Co., Ky. Nov. 25, 1888; married Amanda Lewis, Warren Co., Ky., Dec. 23, 1838; "a man of few words."

MARTHA E. CROCKETT daughter of Samuel and Margaret Bell, born Jan. 15, 1804; died Oct. 23, 1888; sister of Hon. John Bell; married James Crockett, August 1822; 6 children, those surviving: Mrs. James P. Moore, James B. Crockett, Mrs. T. H. Eddings.

ADA RAINS daughter of Samuel L. and Mary F. Rains died Iuka, Miss., July 6, 1888; consumption.

ALICE V. MOORE daughter of the late Rev. Jordan Moore, born Feb. 7, 1858; died Jan. 16, 1889 in residence of her sister, Mrs. J. M. Trotter, Hustburg, Tenn.

SARAH BIGGS HUMPHREYS born Nelson Co., Ky., Feb. 7, 1829; died in same county, Dec. 23, 1888; married William M. Humphreys, Dec. 21, 1848; 10 children, 7 surviving; a son, Rev. A. R. Humphreys, predeceased her.

RICHARD "Dick" SYLVESTER son of W. A. and Belle SCRUGGS born Germantown, Tenn., Jan. 1, 1886; died Dec. 5, 1888.

JOHN F. RAWLINGS born Haywood Co., Tenn., May 3, 185l; died Humboldt, Tenn., Jan. 16, 1889; married Alice Lowe Jeffries, Muhlenburg Co., Ky., June 18, 1873; law graduate, Lebanon, Tenn., 1871; an attorney.

ADAM MOFFITT RHEA born Aug. 2, 1834; died McMinnville, Tenn., Jan. 19, 1889; married Esther C. Webb, Mar. 6, 1856.

Mrs. SALLIE E. SCOTT born La Rue Co., Ky., Jan. 23, 1847; died Oct. 22, 1888; 5 children.

CHARLIE infant son of Randel and Dora MOORE born Nov. 12, 1882; died Dec. 1, 1888.


March 9, 1889

ELIZABETH CATHARINE SMITH, nee Power, wife of Dr. Whitefoord Smith, born Charleston, S.C., Aug. 8, 1815; died Spartanburg, S.C., Dec. 27, 1888.

Rev. JOHN HUGHES died Nashville, Feb. 28, 1889; pneumonia; burial in Columbia, Tenn.

Judge W. N. DOUGHTY died Murfreesboro, Tenn., Mar. 3, 1889 [see Mar. 28 issue.]

DAVID WORTH born Guilford Co., N.C., Oct. 15, 18l0; died Ashe Co., N.C., Dec. 10, 1888; married Elizabeth Thomas, Jan. 1, 1839; 12 children, 3 surviving him; joined Methodist Church in March 1859. Worth Chapel, Methodist, near his own dwelling was built "through liberality" of his brother, Thomas Worth.

REBECCA HOLLOWAY born about 1829; died Jan. 20, 1889; married N. M. Holloway, DeSoto Co., Miss., Feb. 1849.

HERBERT OTEY son of W. D. and W. W. PUGH born Rienzi, Miss., Nov. 1, 1888; died Jan. 7, 1889; burial in Yazoo, Miss.


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LIZZIE MERIWETHER born Aug. 30, 1848; died Dec. 17, 1888; daughter of Matthias and Ann I. DeBerry, granddaughter of Dr. John Igraham [Ingram], Presbyterian, Denmark, Tenn.; married James G. Meriwether, Jan. 21, 1872; 2 children, one, Allie, died in his 7th year of age.

JOHN B. McDANIEL, SR. born Marlborough Dist., S.C., May 15, 1811; moved to Clark Co., Ark. in 1851; married Mary Ann Thomas in 1836; died Ardadelphia, Ark., Jan. 17, 1899; 5 children; 4 surviving. His wife died January 16, 1863.

THOMAS OGBURN died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Jan. 15, 1889 aged 88 years and 11 months old; twice married; 2 children surviving from his first marriage.

WILMER SMITH WEAKS son of W. H. and Margaret C. Weaks, Humphreys Co., Tenn. , born Oct. 19, 1874; died Sept. 20, 1888.

WILLIAM H. PRICE born near Lynchburg, Va., Mar. 10, 1825; died Dec. 8, 1888; son of Joseph H. and Lucy (Stone) Price; married (1) Lou Smith; (2) Mary Shaver (one son, John W.); moved with parents to Kingsport, Tenn.

WILLIE R. INGRAM born DeSoto Co., Miss., Feb. 24, 1863; died Dec. 24, 1888 in residence of her grandfather, Nathan Ingram who had reared her.

S. R. BLANN born Dallas Co., Ala., Sept. 8, 1842; died Sardis, Miss., Jan. 11, 1889; served in "Sardis Blues", 12th Miss. Inf. Reg. during Civil War; county court clerk; left a widow and five children.

RANDELL ASBURY BOWEN, father of Rev. J. A. Bowen, No. Miss. Conference, born Bedford Co., Tenn., Nov. 11, 1813; died Iuka, Miss., Jan. 18, 1889; married Sarah A. Lewis, 1838; 1 son, 3 daus. A brother, John Wesley Bowen, lived in Gordonsville, Tenn.

BEULAH BLANCHE daughter of Rev. W. L. and Jennie Vinson born Navarro Co., Texas, Oct. 27, 1887; died Dawson, Texas, Dec. 15, 1888.

SUSAN MILDRED TATE born Mar. 5, 1813; died Jan. 14, 1889; burial in family cemetery near Bartlett, Tenn.; wife of Z. M. Tate.

ALICE S. TYLER only daughter of Sylvanus and Mollie P. Tyler, born Oct. 25, 1873; died Jan. 26, 1889.

BESSIE THOMAS daughter of Thomas and Ruth WORTH born June 4, 1887; died June 1, 1888.

HENRY A. JONES, JR. son of Henry A. and Nellie H. Jones, born Jan. 8, 1870; died Oct. 18, 1888.

ELIZABETH BROWN wife of Harris Brown, born Mar. 1810; died Jan. 24, 1889 in residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. Walters, Pineville, MO; 4 daus., 1 son survived her.


March 14, 1889

A most Interesting feature of the East Jackson celebration was the historical sketch of the Church, prepared and read Sunday morning by one of the original members, J. T. Beveridge, Esq., well known among us as a most active and useful layman. A summary of this sketch as published in Jackson is worthy of record in the CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE. The East Jackson Church was organized on the third Sunday in February 1869, by Rev. B. A. Hayes, with thirteen members, viz., Rev. G. K. Brooks (now pastor of Mount Zion and Bethuel charge), Rev. Lorenzo Lea (deceased), Rev. N. O. Blake (deceased), Rev. Thomas Taylor (deceased), Messrs. H. C. McCutchen (deceased), Robert Brown, J. T. Beveridge, and John P. Brown, Mrs. Susan R. Garrett and Mrs. A. M. Beveridge, Misses Sarah A. Kershaw, Julia Dodds, and Josie Hinton (deceased). Of the living, two have removed, leaving but six on the roll. Members received since the organization, 646; removed by letter, 201 died, 65; withdrawn, 19; dropped by Church Conference, 89; expelled, 6; now on roll, 266. There have been about 550 conversions, the majority of the converts joining this Church-a number other Churches. The Sunday-school was begun immediately after the organization--the next Sunday; and it is larger now than at any previous period. The pastors: B. A. Hayes, J. T. C. Collins, W. T. Bolling, B. F. Blackmon (two terms), Rev. A. L. Pritchett (two terms), W. M. Patterson, G. K. Brooks, W. C. Sellars, G. W. Wilson, J. H. Roberts. The presiding elders: W. H. Leigh (deceased), W. T. Harris (two terms), A. H. Thomas, J. H. Evans, W. L Duckworth, Warner Moore, A. R. Wilson (two terms). It is remarkable how Methodism has prospered in Jackson. Twenty years ago we had only between 180 and 200 members in the entire city. Now the First Church has about 445 members, East Jackson 266, and West Jackson 60—total 771.


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ALFRED WEBB born London, England, May 3, 1852; died Hamilton Co., Tenn., Jan. 14, 1889; came to U.S. about 20 years ago; employee of Union Iron Works, Chattanooga, Tenn.; married Minnie Cora Bryson, Oct. 2, 1879.

AMANDA O. HODGES born Sept. 25, 1835; died Ft. Smith, Ark., April 8, 1888; married Dr. B. D. Hodges, April 1853.

JANE BUSH born Dec. 31, 1833; died July 23, 1888; daughter of E. H. and Sallie Pursley; married W. L. Bush, Oct. 9, 1852; 9 children, 5 surviving her.

MARSHALL ELLIS DAVIDSON oldest son of Ellis and Josie M. HALE, Centre, Ala., born Aug. 17, 1879; died Jan. 20, 1889.

SAMUEL NEACE son of Hiram and Emily Neace born Jan. 1, 1862; died Sept. 17, 1888.

JOHN ROBERT CONNOR son of A. and Rebecca F. Connor, Graves Co., Ky., born Mar. 9, 1869; died Oct. 31, 1888.

JAMES M. JOHNSON son of John R. and Martha Johnson, born Marion Co., MO, Aug. 10, 1835; died Adair Co., Ky., Feb. 3, 1889; joined Methodist Church at Donaldson's Chapel in Adair Co. in August 1852.

LUCINDA J. BURKHEAD, nee Estes, born McNairy Co., Tenn., Mar. 1, 1839; died Franklin Co., Ark., Jan. 17, 1889; married W. J. Burkhead, Sept. 6, 1859; 8 children, 6 surviving her.

SUSAN SMITH daughter of William K. and Cynthia Smith born Cumberland Co., Ky., Aug. 24, 1827; married Rev. Charles Smith (died Feb. 21, 1887), Nov. 11, 1863; died Oct. 21, 1888; 1 son, 1 son dec.

NANCY R. WALKER, nee Springer, born Richmond, Ind., Oct. 17, 1821; married William W. Walker, Nov. 26, 1840; died Union Co., Ky., Nov. 2, 1888.

SARAH ANN McLEMORE, nee Geren, born Greensboro, N.C., Aug. 9, 1835; moved to Miss in childhood; married Colonel John D. McLemore, Carroll Co., Miss., Jan. 8, 1845; died LeFlore Co., Miss., Jan. 24, 1889.

CARRIE JOHNSON born Plainsburg, California, Dec. 18, 1858; died Henrietta, Texas, Jan. 26, 1889; married A. V. Winter, Sept. 26, 1879; 3 sons.

SUSAN ANN SHODDY daughter of W. R. and Jane Bledsoe, born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Feb. 8, 1848; married John Shoody (died 1878), Nov. 17, 1867; 4 children; died Aug. 16, 1888.

RUTH daughter of H. C. and Minnie E. BOWERS born Feb. 12, 1887; died Jan. 19, 1889.

Colonel JACK W. HARRIS died Russellville, Ky., Feb. 20, 1889; thrice married; colonel of an Alabama Confederate regiment.


Rev. JOHN F. HUGHES (1814-1889)

Was born in Stokes County, N.C., in September 1814, and died at Nashville, Tenn., February 28, 1889. I am Indebted to Rev, P. A. Sowell for the following outline of his long and useful career as minister of the gospel, extending from 1833 to 1889: 1833, admitted on trial, Bishop McKendree present, junior preacher on Hatchee Circuit, F. P. Scruggs, preacher in charge, Memphis District, J. M. Holland, presiding elder; 1834-5, Cumberland Circuit, two hundred and fifty miles from Hatchee; 1835, ordained deacon by Bishop Soule at Florence, Ala; 1835-6, Lebanon Station; 1836-7, Lebanon Circuit; 1837, ordained elder by Bishop Andrew at Somerville, Tenn.; 1837-8, Clarksville Station; 1838-9, Lebanon Station—second time; 1839-41, Montgomery Circuit—two years; 1841-2, supernumerary with Dr. A. R. Erwin; 1842-3, junior preacher, Madison Circuit, in Alabama; 1843-4, Mill Creek Circuit; 1844-5, Stone's River Circuit; 1845, transferred to Alabama; 1846-8, Mt. Pleasant Circuit—two years; 1848-52, Carthage District, presiding elder; 1852-6, Clarksville District, presiding elder; 1856-60, Columbia District, presiding elder; 1860-1, Agent Book and Tract Society; 1861-2, Duck River Circuit; 1862-3, Columbia District, presiding elder; 1863 and again in 1864, no Conference session on account of the war; 1865-9, Columbia District, presiding elder; 1869-70, Pulaski District, presiding elder; 1870-4, Lebanon District, presiding elder; 1874-8, Gallatin District, presiding elder; 1878-9, Franklin District, presiding elder; 1879-81, Murfreesboro District, presiding elder; 1881-2, Greenland Station; 1882-3, Carroll Street Station; 1883-7, Shelbyville District, presiding elder; 1887-9, Nashville City Mission. Presiding elder 33 years, on 9 districts; 9 or 10 years on 7 or 8 circuits, in charge; 2 years on 2 circuits as junior; 5 years in 4 stations, in 3 cities; 1 year agent; 1 year supernumerary; 2 or 3 years without an appointment; 2 years on city mission—56th year of itinerancy.

He was buried at Columbia, Tenn., where rest the remains of other members of that dear family circle. Rev. A. P. McFerrin, Jr., Rev. Wm. M. Green, Dr. J. D. Barbee, and the writer participated in the solemn services.


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March 21, 1889

Rev. JESSE J. ELLIS, Tennessee Methodist Conference, died Wilson Co., Ky., Mar. 16, 1889; burial near Pleasant Grove.

EDWARD HARRIS STEGER son of Peyton and Frances (Jefferson) Steger, born Cumberland Co., Va., Aug. 30, 1809; died Moscow, Tenn., Dec. 29, 1888; moved with parents to Madison Co., Ala.; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn., 1835; married Virginia Allen, 1836; several children, one of whom, Bettie Steger, submitted this obituary.

WILLIAM BRYANT FRY born Sept. 13, 1838; died Chester Co., Tenn., Feb. 6, 1889; married Rebecca W. McGee, Aug. 3, 1865.

JAMES R. GRAY born Washington Co., Tenn., July 17, 1796; died Macon Co., N.C., Jan. 26, 1889; married (1) Miss Erwin; (2) Miss Grant; (3) dau. of Colonel James Lowry.

JENNIE B. ATKINS nee Smith, born Jan. 13, 1842; died McMinn Co., Tenn., Nov. 8, 1888; married B. F. Atkins; 7 children.

Mrs. SUSAN RAMEY, aged 82 years died in residence of her oldest son, Benjamin Ramey [place and date not given].

LEVI MURPHREE born Tenn., Aug. 12, 1817; died Etowah Co., Ala., Feb. 11, 1889; his father was a Primitive Baptist preacher; Levi became a Methodist in 1835; married (1) Mary E. Jordan (died about 1847), Dec. 5, 1839; 4 children, 1 surviving him; (2) Mary Sappington (died about 1862), Aug. 12, 1856; 3 children, 1 dau. surviving him; (3) Lucinda Carlton, Feb. 1, 1885.

SARAH A. F. GRISWOLD, nee Eppes, born Amite Co., Miss., in 1830; parents were early settlers in Caddo Parish, La.; died Feb. 8, 1889.

IDA DARNELL daughter of James and Aurilla Darnell, born Sumner Co., Tenn., July 15, 1857; died Dec. 11, 1888.

MATILDA H. YOUNG, nee Bell, born Feb. 19, 1819; died Feb. 10, 1889.

NANCY GIFFIN born Oct. 20, 1840; married Thomas B. Giffin, Logan Co., Ky., Oct. 22, 1868; died Feb. 2, 1889.

D. F. KEENER born Nov. 9, 1849; married Sarah E. Johnson, Nov. 19, 1870; died Nov. 6, 1888.

Z. R. SMITH born Aug. 27, 1829; died Feb. 2, 1889.

MARY W. SAUNDERS died Lawrence Co., Ala., Feb. 6, 1889 aged 81 years; wife of Colonel James C. Saunders; daughter of Colonel Robert and Prudence Watkins; alumna, Moravian School for Young Ladies, Salem, N.C. and Nashville Female Academy.

GREENUP KIMBERLIN born Sept. 2, 1823; died Union City, Tenn., June 6, 1889; married Martha S. Cox, Graves Co., Ky., April 27, 1853; 4 children, 3 surviving him.

JULIA A. PRIEST died Dec. 20, 1888 aged 47 years, 4 months and 15 days old; married Thomas R. Priest, Nov. 15, 1866; 9 children.

EDWARD GIBBS PAYNE youngest son of Rev. William C. and M. W. Payne, born Vicksburg, Miss., Nov. 5, 1844; his father died when he was a few months old and his mother moved to Grenada, Miss. where she "still lives." Confederate veteran; died Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1888.

MAMIE W. HAWKINS daughter of Hon. Charles and M. W. Bryan, born Chillicothe, Miss., Nov. 6, 1864; moved to MO in 1868; married Dr. A. S. Hawkins, May 2, 1883; died Jan. 14, 1889.

MAGGIE SHIVELY SPURRIER daughter of Rev. Dennis Spurrier, Louisville Conference, born Jefferson Co., Ky., Jan. 16, 1871; died Owensboro, Ky., Jan. 27, 1889.

LILLIE PARKES ANDREWS daughter of J. N. and V. M. Parkes, died Feb. 4, 1889; married M. M. Andrews Nov. 18, 1875; 3 children.

LYDIA MULDER, nee Moore, born Oct. 1, 1858; married W. I. Mulder, 1880; died Dec. 13, 1887.


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ELIZA F. M. DEARING wife of William B. Dearing; daughter of David A. and Dosha Walker, born Sept. 2, 1842; died Dec. 9, 1888.

ADRIAN M. SALLARD died Botetourt Co., Va., Feb. 23, 1889 aged 68 years; burial at Andrew Chapel.

SARAH H. CRICHLOW born Maury Co., Tenn., Oct. 19, 1813; died Bells, Tenn., Jan. 25, 1889; married (1) John Klyce (died Oct. 4, 1868), Oct. 9, 1832; (2) Dr. H. S. Crichlow (died July 1885), Nov. 15, 1870.

T. J. STANTON born Putnam Co., Tenn., Feb. 8, 1856; married Mollie Oliver, April 12, 1881; died April 9, 1888.

HARDIE G. wife of W. M. NOLEN died near Franklin, Tenn., Jan. 17, 1889.

LULA PULLEN daughter of W. W. Alsobrook born July 1, 1887; died Memphis, Nov. 26, 1888.

ALLISON FONTAINE son of M. B. Shelley born Memphis, Tenn., Mar. 10, 1888; died St. Louis, Dec. 2, 1888.


March 28, 1889

Rev. W. L. RICHARDSON born Lexington Dist., S.C., Nov. 28, 1818; died McNairy Co., Tenn., Jan. 10, 1889; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Mar. 1, 1846; ordained deacon Nov. 1850; ordained elder in 1854; served as a local Methodist preacher; married (1) M. L. Canfield, Oct. 8, 1839; 7 children; (2) M. J. Mayfield.

Wife of Rev. EDGAR DUNBAR, San Luis Obispo, Calif., died in childbirth, March 8, 1889.

RUTH A. LINDLEY, nee Bennett, born Ohio Co., Ky., May 15, 1828; died Jan. 11, 1889; married S. L. Lindley (died July 30, 1866), Dec. 23, 1847 and settled on a farm in McLean Co., Ky.; 6 children, 2 reached adulthood, one, a son, deceased, the other living in Utah.

CHARLES M. FAGG born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Nov. 17, 1823; died Henderson Co., Tenn., Jan. 30, 1889.

MARGARET HARRISON born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Dec. 10, 1829; died northeast Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 26, 1888; married W. T. Harrison, Oct. 25, 1848.

CATHARINE A. HAMILTON daughter of Rev. Elam and Lydia Stevenson, born Oct. 2, 1808; died Dec. 2, 1888; married William Hamilton, Dec. 16, 1830; 6 sons, 6 daus.

MARGARET CAMPBELL WINTER died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 19, 1889; native of Wilson Co., Tenn.

MARY N. IRBY, nee Waller, born Sept. 13, 1832; died Jan. 21, 1889; married N. P. Irby, June 30, 1852; 10 children.

MARTHA NEELY GILLIAN born Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 3, 1842; married Edward Gillian, Aug. 1866; 1 child; died Nov. 30, 1888.

JULIA A. MATTHEWS widow of Dr. J. B. Matthews, born Hopkinsville, Ky., 1831; married in 1859; 3 sons, 3 daus.; died January 1, 1889.

ALICE GRAHAM DURR born Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 3, 1859; married Wilbur Durr, 1880; 1 son, 1 dau.; died Nashville, Jan. 18, 1889.

MAGGIE M. RANSOM daughter of Major J. K. and Elizabeth Buchanon; wife of Geo. W. Ransom, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; born Davidson Co., Tenn., May 4, 1842; married Oct. 26, 1869; died Jan. 27, 1889; 8 children.

A. A. HAMER wife of Dr. J. P. Hamer, born Carroll Co., Miss., Feb. 15, 1845; died Montgomery Co., Miss., Jan. 29, 1889; daughter of Henry and E. W. Kaigler; 5 children.


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PHEBE QUIGGINS daughter of Frederick and Mahetabel Tull born Hardin Co., Ky., May 7, 1807; married John Quiggins, July 3, 1827; died Elizabethton, Ky., Feb. 5, 1889; 8 children.

KATIE MELTON, nee Clarke, born near Town Creek, Ala.; died Decatur, Ala., Feb. 19, 1889 in her 39th year of age; 1 son.

LEWIS R. COLE son of John T. and Elizabeth Cole born Cumberland Co., Ky., Feb. 3, 1869; died in the same county, July 11, 1888.

EULA D. GEON born Sept. 28, 1864; died Dec. 15, 1888.

SARAH H. BROWN, nee Gwyn born Wilkes Co., N.C., March 1798; died in same county, in residence of her son-in-law, A. W. Finley, Jan. 6, 1889; married Colonel Nathanael Gordon (died 1829); 4 children, including Confederate General James B. Gordon; (2) Colonel Hamilton Brown, 1833; two sons, Capt. Thomas Brown killed in MO in 1861 and Colonel Allen Brown, Maury Co., Tenn.

ADDIE DUVALL JACKSON daughter of Dr. Agrippa and Mary Duval born June 20, 1855, Henderson Co., Ky.; married W. H. Jackson, Sept. 27, 1877; died Union City, Tenn., Dec. 26, 1888; 2 sons.

Prof. CHARLES H. LEONARD born Memphis, July 1, 1852; graduate, University of Miss., 1875; married Mary E. Crawford, 1880; teacher in Florida; died Feb. 8, 1889.

C. L. STARNES, nee Screven, born Sunbury, Ga., Dec. 7, 1850; married S. W. Starnes, Nov. 27, 1870; died Savannah, Ga., Sept. 27, 1888; 2 adopted children.

HENRY CHAMBERS, Huntingdon, Tenn., son of Robert and Emaline Chambers, born Dec. 10, 1851; died Oct. 9, 1888; married Telula Clark, Oct. 14, 1880; 2 children.

NANCY JANE SMITH daughter of Joseph and Tempy Nash, born Stewart Co., Tenn., Feb. 19, 1841; married Joseph Smith, Aug. 24, 1863; died Jan. 21, 1889; member of Elk Creek Meth. Church.

Rev. G. W. ALLISON son of G. W. and Amanda S. Allison, born Dec. 12, 1862; died Dec. 28, 1888 in residence of father-in-law, J. P. Holder; married Mary Jane Holder, Dec. 27, 1883; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Sept. 16, 1883; a local Methodist preacher.

WILLIAM RIVERS born Tenn., Dec. 1, 1806; moved to Ala., then to Lauderdale Co., Miss. in 1859; about 6 years ago moved to Lexington, Miss. and 3 years ago moved to Carrollton, Miss. where he died Feb. 22, 1889.

HENRY LYLE died Montgomery Co., Tenn., Dec. 5, 1888 just one week before his 75th birthday; married Jane McCorkle.

Tribute of Respect for ABNER AKERS who died recently; by Martin, Tenn. Sunday School, dated Feb. 3, 1889.

GEORGE W. MILNES son of Thomas and Louisa Milnes born Oct. 13, 1864; died Bartholomew Co., Ind., Oct. 19, 1888.

CARRIE E. McCOY, nee Rumpley, born June 7, 1847; married ---McCoy, Sept. 7, 1871; died Baldwyn, Miss., Feb. 5, 1889.

J. K. INMAN born Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 1, 1833; died Feb. 2, 1889; married Eliza J. Hale, 1851 moved to Obion Co., Tenn. in 1850.

IDA N. NOWELL died near Humboldt, Tenn., Feb. 15, 1889 in her 16th year of age.

MARTHA WILSON wife of Robert Wilson, died Burnsville, Miss., Dec. 25, 1888; 12 children.

WILLIAM GARDNER "Willie" HEFLEY son of W. G. and Luella Hefley born Mar. 5. 1887; died Mar. 2, 1889. Died Paris, Tenn.; burial in Mayfield, Ky. [obit. repeat in April 4 issue].

CARL STEPHENS son of Marion and Letha Stephens died New Albany, Miss., Dec. 3l, 1888 aged 7 years, 3 months and 24 days old.


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April 4, 1889

Capt. W. N. DAUGHTY born Winchester, Va., May 28, 1828; married. Sarah J. Abernathy, July 1851; died Murfreesboro, Tenn., Mar. 1, 1889; federal soldier in Civil War.

WILL MORTON died Russellville, Ky., Mar. 13, 1889 nearly 58 years old; attorney.

JOHN BRIGHT, English statesman, died March 27, 1889.

HENRY MARTIN born Green Co., Ky., Mar. 22, 1808; moved to LaRue Co., Ky.; married thrice; father of 13 children, 5 surviving him; died Hodgenville, Ky., Sept. 1, 1888.

MARY ELLA TUCKER, nee Ryers, born Giles Co., Tenn., Jan. 15, 1858; married James E. Tucker, Nov. 25, 1880; died Sept. 26, 1888, typhoid fever.

SARAH MASSIE, nee Upshaw, born Essex Co., Va., May 7, 1794; died Athens, Ala., Feb. 27, 1889; daughter of James Upshaw, a colonel in Revolutionary War who settled in Giles Co., Tenn. in 1817; she married Dr. Willaim Massie (died 1824), Feb. 25, 1817; 3 children; moved to Athens in 1837.

JESSE GODWIN RUSHTON born Oct. 12, 1824; died Santa Fe, Tenn., Feb. 13, 1889; married (1) Sarah Dawson (died May 1885); 5 sons, 1 dau.; (2) Ophelia Foster, Dec. 22, 1886.

HOWELL H. WOODSON born Brunswick Co., Va., Nov. 15, 1802; moved with parents to Robertson Co., Tenn. at the age of six year; married Frances W. Hunt, 1823; died Feb. 16, 1889.

IZMA ESTELLA daughter of Edward F. and Sallie P. CHURCH born Maury Co., Tenn., Sept. l0, 1867; died Dec. 18, 1888.

STERLING DAVIS born Va., May 8, 1812 and moved with parents to Tenn.; married Nancy Pence Oct. 28, 1834; died Oct. 12, 1888. East Nashville, Tenn.

SALLIE J. SIMMONS daughter of John J. and Keturah Simmons born in Ky.; died Feb. 4, 1889.

S. E. MOREMAN daughter of Silas and Lucy Moreman born Hardin Co., Ky., Jan. 27, 1867; married Ar Miner, 1887; died St. Joseph, MO, Jan. 30, 1889.

WILLIAM FUQUA CARTER born Va., Jan. 20, 1806; moved with parents to Williamson Co., Tenn. in 1812 where he died Jan. 7, 1889; married (1) Mrs. Blackwell, June 17, 1852; 4 children; (2) Carrie Owens, Nov. 15, 1866; 4 children.

Dr. G. W. WHITEHEAD born Breckenridge Co., Ky., 1857; married Bettie Dichart, Nov. 8, 1887; died Oct. 26, 1888. Physician.

ALLIE M. LUCAS born Aug. 30, 1869; married Ed C. Lucas, June 8, 1885; died McCracken Co., Ky., Feb. 12, 1889; daughter of Thomas and Parthenia Carter; granddaughter of Kirby Jones.

GEORGE RICHARD GARY born April 5, 1867; died Jan. 9, 1889 from accidental gunshot wound.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. MARY LEACH who died recently; by Haynes Chapel Sunday School dated March 3, 1889.

ANNIE M. WALTON, nee Hicks, born Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 28, 1861; married N. S. Walton, Dec. 12, 1879; died Feb. 22, 1889.

EVELINE E. CLAITOR, nee Daniel, born near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 18, 1839; moved to Attala Co., Miss., 1844 where she died Feb. 27, 1889.

MARY W. GILBERT born Aug. 16, 1808; died Jan. 8, 1889

BRYANT MEDLIN BURNS son of Nathan and Mary Burns (now Mrs. Thompson), born near Middleton, Tenn., Mar. 2, 1853; died Feb. 27, 1889; telegrapher.

SALLIE KATE PIERCE born Attala Co., Miss., Sept. 29, 1867; married Hugh H. Pierce, Dec. 26, 1888; died Feb. 23, 1889; daughter of Hon. F. M. and M. A. Glass.

JAMES H. ARMSTRONG died. Jan. 16, 1889, Upshaw Co., Ga.; born middle Tenn., Oct. 25, 1820.


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PATRICK H. BUTLER born 1859; died Feb. 18, 1889; died at his parents' residence in Decatur Co., Tenn.

GEORGE B. HUMBLE, Huntingdon, Tenn., son of Judge G. W. and Caroline Humble, born April 12, 1868; married Allie Huddleston, Feb. 13, 1887; died Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 27, 1889.

MARY E. COOK daughter of Jesse Wimpy, Presbyterian, born June 15, 1836; died near Marion, Ark., Jan. 28, 1889; pneumonia.

WILBUR only son of T. L. and Rosa YANCY born Jan. 6, 1866, Tate Co., Miss.; died Feb. 23, 1889; father died in 1876; brother-in-law of Dr. J. J. Wilson.

Dr. J. M. McCULLY born Fayette Co., Tenn., Jan. 22, 1835; married (1) Kate McCully, April 5, 1868; (2) Linnie O. Kyle, Nov. 18, 1885; died Fayette Co., Tenn., July 5, 1888.

STELLA BROYLES COPE daughter of John and Florence Cope born White Co., Tenn., Jan. 26, 1877; died Dec. 20, 1888.

WILLIAM G. FRETWELL died Ivy, Va., Dec. 31, 1888 in his 79th year of age; surviving were widow; daughters (2) and a son, John.

JOHN WALLACE LEE born Hardin Co., Ky., July 8, 1847; died Lexington, Va., Feb. 4, 1889; alumnus, Washington-Lee University; graduate, University in Lexington, Ky., 1871; married Mary Cameron daughter of Andrew Cameron; 6 children.

LERA MAYFIELD HYDE daughter of G. W. and Mary Mayfield, wife of James H. Hyde, born Oct. 22, 1868; married April 1888; died Nov. 11, 1888.

ANNIE BRAZIER oldest child of O. D. and Elizabeth Brazier born Aug. 20, 1869; died near Gallatin, Tenn., Oct. 15, 1888.


April 11, 1889


Rev. JESSE ELLIS (1819-1889)

Rev. Jesse J. Ellis, son of James and Susan Ellis, was born in Sumner County, Tenn., March 11, 1819. He professed religion when about 16 years of age, and joined the Methodist Church. He served the Church in the capacity of class-leader and exhorter for some time, and Oct. 3, 1841, at "Old Ebenezer," Wilson County, received from the hands Rev. F. E. Pitts license to preach. In October, 1842, he was received on trial in the Tennessee Conference at Athens, Ala., and was appointed to travel the following Conference year (1842-3) Duck River Circuit; 1843-4, Bedford Circuit; 1844-5, Clarksville Circuit; 1845-7, Red River Circuit; 1847-8, Fountain Head Circuit; 1848-9, Chickasaw Circuit; 1849-50, was supernumerary; 1850-51, was sent again to Clarksville Circuit; 1851-52, Clarksville Circuit; 1852-54, Wartrace Circuit; 1854-5, Short Mountain Circuit; 1855-6, Cumberland Circuit; 1856-7, Tullahoma Circuit; 1857-8, Spruce Street Station; 1858-9, Gallatin Station; 1859-61, Union Circuit; 1861-5, Shady Grove Circuit; 1865-7, Union Circuit. During this last appointment he was married to Miss Bettie Wright, who was a helpmeet indeed, for she filled her station nobly. At the close of this Conference year he located, and remained local for five years. In the fall of 1872 he was re-admitted into the Conference, and was appointed to travel the Cairo Bend Mission. In 1873-4 he traveled Union Circuit, and in the fall of 1874 was granted a supernumerary relation, and continued in that relation until his death, which occurred March 16, 1889, at his own home in Wilson County, Tenn. He died sitting in his chair.

We have before us a journal kept by Brother Ellis. It is remarkably neat and well-kept, showing the different places at which he had preached, the time, and the text from which be preached. This journal shows that he had preached 4,508 times. We have known Brother Ellis intimately for forty-six years--joined Conference the same year, and we lived in about four miles of each other forty-two years. We have labored together a great deal, and I think he was one of the purest men I have ever known. In his younger days he preached with great power, and won many souls to Christ. He was popular and useful in most all of his appointments. He was a good preacher, his sermons well arranged, and his theology unexceptionable. He loved class-meetings and love-feasts. Truly it may be said of him: "He was a Methodist preacher of the old type."

Brother Ellis had been in feeble health for many years, and for two years before his death was scarcely able to attend to the business of his little farm. He was a kind husband, a good neighbor, a burning and shining light in the community in which he lived. As the outward man gave way his faith did not fall, and meeting the last foe, he conquered. When he could no longer speak he gave evidence that all was well. He has left an affectionate, sorrowing wife and one sister, together with many dear friends, to mourn their loss. But he is at rest in the home of the blest. He is no stranger there. Father, mother, brother, and friends, who had passed on before, doubtless met him at the gate of the beautiful city, and welcomed him in. The class of sixteen who joined Conference when he did are nearly all gone—but one that I know of who now belongs to the Conference. "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." Our old preachers are passing away one by one. Thank God they die well! Farewell, dear brother, for a while. I think we will meet again in the bright beyond.

B. F. FERRELL                       


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AMANDA F. ARMSTRONG daughter of Colonel James and Mary R. Allen, born Nelson Co., Ky., Jan. 4, 1817; her grandfather settled at Allendale in Nelson Co. more than a hundred years ago; married Charles Q. Armstrong (died April 17, 1862, Atlanta), Dec. 3, 1844; joined Methodist Church in 1847; 4 daus., 1 son; died Feb. 23, 1889 in residence of her daughter, Mrs. Captain Leathers.

JORDAN ALLEN MALONE born Lincoln Co., Ky., Sept. 15, 1814; died Lowndes Co., Miss., Aug. 23, 1889; married Letitia C. Andrews (died Sept. 18, 1859), Feb. 1, 1838; 13 children; joined Masonic fraternity in Jackson, Tenn. in 1836; his last years spent on a farm near Franklin, Tenn.; two daughters mentioned, Misses Eva and Sallie Malone.

CATHERINE E. MILES, nee Johns, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Dec. 24, 1822; married Colonel T. B. Miles, June 9, 1841; died Murfreesboro, Feb. 4, 1889; joined Methodist Church in Sept. 1847.

J. M. H. GREAVES dau of Rev. John and Judith B. Henning, born Madison Co., Tenn., Oct. 23, 1832; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Oct. 14, 1888; youngest of 11 children; one now surviving, Mrs. Sarah T. Jeffreys of Virginia; she married (1) H. L. Windrow (sons, Frank and John); (2) H. T. Jordan (son, Howel); (3) Rev. H. T. Greaves.

JOHN JARRELL born Humphreys Co., Tenn., June 5, 1863; married Hettie McCauley, Dec. 25, 1888; died of brain fever in two weeks time after marriage.

TENNIE THOMPSON born Sept. 30, 1854, Maury Co., Tenn.; died Dec. 13, 1888 in residence of her father, Moses S. Thompson.

SALLIE BARHAM, nee Carr, born N.C., Mar. 4, 1810; moved to Tenn. in youth; married Thomas N. Barham, 1832 and moved to Macon, Miss., then to Morehouse Parish, La. where she died Feb. 17, 1889; she was a "mute."

CARRIE KNOWLES born Dec. 9, 1869; died March 14, 1889.

MINNIE LOUISE TAYLOR wife of W. A. Crowdus born near Franklin, Ky., Jan. 19, 1863; married Oct. 2l, 1884; died Feb. 24, 1889.

E. A. BRAWLEY born N.C., Dec. 3, 1817; died Waxahachie, Texas, Jan. 22, 1889; married T. J. Brawley.

WILLIE F. GREEN daughter of C. L. and Margaret L. Yelton; wife of Joseph J. Green, born Oct. 29, 1864; died Sept. 5, 1888.

MARTHA A. daughter of Dr. Marcus and Aurelia A. Cook, born Franklin, Tenn., Feb. 22, 1840; married J. W. McKnight, Oct. 1, 1858; died Paducah, Ky., Feb. 25, 1889; 7 children.

MATTIE E. POER born Dec. 25, 1862; died from burn injuries Feb. 24, 1889 near Savannah, Tenn. wife of C. A. Poer; 2 children; Cumberland Presbyterian.

Tribute of Respect for Mr. J. B. LOGAN who died Feb. 2l, 1889; by Saltillo, Tenn. Sunday School; undated.

ROSA BRYANT daughter of John T. and Robbie Annie Hancock born Oct. 19, 1884; died Dec. 14, 1888 at Hampton, Tenn.; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville.

THOMAS PAINE BUCHMAN born Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 1802; died Feb. 4, 1888 in residence of nephew, Rev. Claudius Bachman, Arrington, Tenn.

MARY SCOTT GRIFFITH daughter of David and Ann Griffith, born Boyle Co., Ky., June 12, 1851 died in Illinois, March 3, 1889.

ISABELLA ROGAN born Hawkins Co., Tenn., Dec. 25, 1842; died Bristol, Tenn., Mar. 14, 1889; married John W. Rogan, June 1, 1862; 10 children.

AMANDA A. DYCUS wife of Judge J. W. Dycus, born Oct. 2, 1852; died Mar. 2, 1889.


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ELIZA HANNAH VAUGHAN born Giles Co., Tenn., Mar. 10, 1835; daughter of J. C. and Elizabeth Shores; married (1) E. S. B. Waldron, Feb. 1860 (one daughter); (2) G. W. Vaughan, Mar. 15, 1864 (6 children) ; joined Methodist Church in August 1858; died Mar. 10, 1889.

ALICE E. FERRELL born Smith Co., Tenn., April 8, 1863; died at Elmwood, Jan. 26, 1889; married J. K. Ferrell, Oct. 19, 1884; 3 children.

JOHN A. LOGAN oldest son of Dr. J. H. and S. J. Logan, born July 21, 1854; died Feb. 2, 1889; Saltillo, Tenn.

LUCY MAUD daughter of William H. and Mahaley WOOTEN died Mar. 12, 1889, a week short of her 15th birthday; student at Huntsville, Ala.

MARY McKEE wife of A. J. Dula, born N.C., July 5, 1848; died Mar. 1, 1889; having been the oldest living daughter of Eli McKee; married July 1, 1868; 8 daus., 2 sons.

LITHIA JANE BROOKS born Feb. 24, 1856; died Mar. 8, 1889; married Rev. G. M. Brooks.

JOHN KENNEY born Covington, Ky., Aug. 5, 1803; married Jane G. Douglass, 1833; died Sept. 4, 1888.

GEORGE TIMMONS son of Finis and Edna Timmons born Hopkins Co., Ky., Oct. 17, 1872; died Mar. 13, 1889.

MALINDA ALLFORD born April 11, 1827, Laurens Dist., S.C.; married J. B. Alford, no. Ala., Dec. 2, 1852 and moved to Clark Co., Ark. where she died Feb. 12, 1889; 1 son, 2 daus.

JOHN E. MOORE born Mar. 13, 1819; died Allen Co., Ky., Jan. 16, 1889.

Mrs. ELIZA JOHNS died May 30, 1888.

Mrs. ALICE Y. WILLIAMS died Mar. 7, 1889; surviving were widower and 25 year old dau.


April 18, 1889

JULIA ANN DEWITT daughter of John and Elizabeth C. Markham, born Bedford Co., Va., Sept. 22, 1811; joined Methodist Church in 1824; married Rev. A. C. DeWitt, Louisville Conference, July 21, 1828; moved to Ky. in 1831; died March 17, 1889.

HARRIET NEWELL HART COLLINS widow of Rev. Charles Collins, died in Memphis, Tenn. in the residence of her son-in-law, T. A. Lamb, Mar. 13, 1889; had she lived until August 2, 1889 she would have reached her 69th birthday. Her only brother was Rev. John S. Hart, DD, a faculty member of College of New Jersey; an uncle, Dr. John Stone was for years dean of Cambridge Theological Seminary for Episcopal Church.

DAVID CLAY WRITTEN born Lauderdale Co., Ala., July 127, 1823; spent his life in Wayne Co., Tenn.; died Feb. 20, 1889.

CAROLINA F. STONE, nee Turner, born Va., Nov. 7, 1816; when about 4 years old moved with parents to Maury Co., Tenn.; married Thomas P. Stone, Dec. 23, 1824; died Jan. 11, 1889.

J. W. D. F. ERWIN born White Co., Tenn., April 8, 1818; died in same county, June 25, 1888; married (1) Nancy Allen (died August 1860), Jan. 8, 1840; 7 children; (2) Mary J. Nolen, August 1861; 2 children.

MARY ALICE CERMENATI CARRUTH born Hempstead Co., Ark., June 10, 1842; died Washington, Ark Mar. 25, 1889; married William H. Carruth, Dec. 13, 1860; 4 sons, 5 daus.

J. T. JOHNSON born Tippah Co., Miss., Aug. 8, 1856; married Julia McCorley, Oct. 11, 1887; died New Orleans, March 3, 1889.

BARBARA ANN OWEN born April 29, 1829; died near Nolensville, Tenn., Jan. 21, 1889; married P. A. Owen, January 13, 1852.


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THOMAS LEWIS GORE born Daviess Co., Ky., June 16, 1833; died there, Mar. 8, 1889; youngest child of Thomas and Sabina Gore; married Nannie J. Hollingsworth, Oct. 12, 1857; 2 daus.; active Methodist layman.

JANE SEALES wife of W. M. Seales born Feb. 15, 1828; died Mar. 12, 1889.

MARY P. UMSTED born July 29, 1818; died Jan. 3, 1889 in residence of son-in-law, C. L. McKenzie, Nevada Co., Ark.

T. L. NOLLEY born Paris, Tenn., June 24, 1833; died Arlington, Tenn., Jan. 22, 1889; a tribute by the Sunday School in Arlington.

NANNIE CAROLINE COX daughter of James and Catherine Gower, born Mar. 26, 1863; married William B. Cox, Jan. 28, 1886; a daughter, born July 30, 1887 died 7 months before its mother died Sept. 6, 1888.

SETON T. CALDWELL born middle Tenn., Jan. 1858; died Mar. 18, 1889.

Tribute of Respect for MAGGIE CROWDER who died recently; by a Sunday School; undated.

JANE C. McMEEN daughter of William C. and Dorcas McCormick, born N.C., May 24, 1824; married D. N. McMeen, Jan. 1857; died DeWitt Co., Texas, Nov. 18, 1888; moved to Maury Co., Tenn. when a child.

THOMAS B. McCOLPIN born Feb. 15, 1840; died Feb. 27, 1889; 3 children.

THOMAS J. CHILDRESS born Feb. 25, 1817; moved to Indiana at age 21 years; married Hannah Arnold and moved to Daviess Co., Ky.; died Jan. 22, 1889; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro, Ky., beside wife, son and granddaughter.

SARAH F. RUNYON, nee Thompkins, born Morgan Co., Ky., 1833; father died in her infancy; mother married Rev. R. E. Sidebottom; she married Richard Runyon (died Mar. 9, 1876), Mason Co., Ky., Mar. 21, 1855; 7 children; died in Linn Co., MO, Feb. 18, 1889.

General JAMES G. L. HUEY died near Marion, Ala., Mar. 20, 1889 in his 79th year of age; married (1) Virginia V. Maclin (died March 1859), Oct. 11, 1838; 7 children; a son, Colonel B. M. Huey; (2) Mrs. M. C. Holman, nee King, Jan. 9, 1866. He was a member of the Ala. senate, 1845-1846; a major-general of Ala. state troops in 1862.

JACOB M. MAYO born Fluvanna Co., Va., June 22, 1812; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Mar. 30, 1889; farmer and lumberman; married Mary Ann Holt, 1848; 15 children.

SARAH A. KERSEY, nee Blow, born Giles Co., Tenn., Jan. 28, 1826; died Mar. 6, 1889; wife of William Kersey. A sister, Martha, mentioned.

LIZZIE LEET, nee Ayer, died Feb. 24, 1889; married Addison Leet about 12 months ago.

WILLIE HOLLAND son of William and Martha A. Holland died Bradford, Ark., Feb. 17, 1889 aged 20 years.

BETTIE LEE daughter of J. T. and Mary J. Durham, born Sumner Co., Tenn., Aug. 5, 1871 died April 25, 1888.

S. M. STONE died Obion Co., Tenn., Feb. 25, 1889; married Oct. 17, 1861; 6 children.

B. L. DUNCAN born Daviess Co., Ky., Oct. 11, 1822; died Oct. 11, 1888.

THOMAS M. BELL died near Brentwood, Tenn., Mar. 23, 1889 aged 19 years; employed in law office of Merritt and Acklen, Nashville.

SALLIE ETHEL CANNAN born Sept. 4, 1883; died Feb. 15, 1889.

DORA McANALLY died Waxahachie, Texas, Mar. 23, 1889 aged 17 years, 11 months old.

JIMMIE child of A. A. and Carrie BRADSHAW born Madison Co., Ala., Mar. 28, 1872; died Mar. 15, 1889.


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THORNTON PETERSON MOBLEY son of Thomas F. and Mollie Mobley, born Uniontown, Ky., Aug. 26, 1876; died McCracken Co., Ky., Mar. 23, 1889; grandson of Rev. Pettigrew Wall, Union Co., Ky.

MARY F. LOGGINS daughter of Mitchell and Nancy Trotter born Jan. 15, 1837; married Oct. 5, 1854 to R. B. Loggins; died Mar. 17, 1889.

MARY A. FOSTER daughter of Ephraim and Joicy Stout, born Boyd Co., Ky., Nov. 19, 1825; married R. H. Foster, Dec. 21, 1844; 2 daus., 4 sons; died Feb. 8, 1889.

PLENTY DENTON son of Rev. J. C. Denton born Jan. 30, 1875; died Ill., Nov. 29, 1888.


April 25, 1889

Rev. EDWIN WALTER HALL, AM, born Jefferson Co., N. Y., Mar. 4, 1838; married in South Trowbridge, Aug. 13, 1863; died Greenville, Ky., Feb. 27, 1889; educator; president of Greenville College since 1880.

PAUL AIKEN son of J. N. and Amanda J. Aiken born Charleston, Tenn., May 13, 1867; died Cleveland, Tenn., Mar. 26, 1889; mechanic; died from machine injuries.

HUGH M. BROOKS born Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 20, 1835; moved with parents to Raleigh, Tenn. in 1841; married Martha J. Scott, Jan. 16, 1856; moved to Crittenden Co., Ark. in 1861; died March 9, 1889.

P. R. ANDERSON born Putnam Co., Tenn., Mar. 10, 1861; married Sallie Blair, Sept. 16, 1885; died Mar. 22, 1889.

Tribute of Respect for Mrs. NANNIE J. EVANS who died Mar. 14, 1889; by a Methodist Church Committee; undated.

ROBERT EDWARDS RANDLE son of Judge C. L. and Maggie Randle, born Hickman, Ky., Sept. 18, 1874; died Feb. 14, 1889.

NOTLEY GORE died Feb. 23, 1889; old citizen of Pickens Co., Alabama.

THOMAS B. LEE son of Jackson and Sallie A. Lee, born June 15, 1849; married Parthenia Gibson, April 6, 1871; died Mar. 17, 1889.

WILLIAM M. HAMBLIN born Sept. 5, 1827; died Feb. 10, 1889.

GEORGE WILLIS WILLIAMS son of N. J. and G. T. Williams born May 26, 1876; died Mar. 16, 1889.

LOUVICIE LUSK wife of John D. Lusk born Jan. 18, 1839; died Warren Co., Tenn., Mar. 4, 1889; married Dec. 19, 1866.

MARY A. OSTEEN born Rutherford Co., Tenn., June 11, 1817; married A. C. Osteen, April 1, 1835; died Coldwater, Miss., Mar. 10, 1889; "a helpmeet indeed."

LAURA A. HARRELL daughter of Nace and Parmelia A. Overall, born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Feb. 23, 1859; died Mar. 24, 1889; married L. D. Harrell, Feb. 14, 1888.

WILLIAM GROVER son of F. M. and Jessie ISELY died Jan. 25, 1889 aged 9 months, 5 days old.

SALLIE CAMPBELL daughter of J. D. and Mattie S. Hester born Fayette Co., Tenn., Nov. 22, 1883; died Mar. 10, 1889.

MYRTLE MAY KEMP born June 3, 1888; died Mar. 20, 1889; third dau. of H. P. and N. H. Kemp.

IRA RAINS son of Samuel JR. and Tabbie E. PARNELL b. Jan. 22, 1888; died Mar. 2, 1889.

Rev. ASBURY McKENDREE SMITH son of Levi K. and Martha Smith, born Davy [sic] Co., N.C., Aug. 7, 1828; married (1) Minerva Cornell, Jan. 22, 1852; (2) Susan House, Jan. 18, 1875; (3) M. Camila. Died Weakley Co., Tenn., Jan. 26, 1889; licensed to preach about 1858; local Methodist preacher.

LOUISA FRANCES GARLAND wife of Chanc. L. C. Garland, Vanderbilt, died Apr. 22, 1889 in her 77th year of age.


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May 2, 1889

A notice asking the public to help locate the Rev. NEWTON BERRYMAN YOUNG last heard from about 1872; he was then in charge of Mt. Carmel Circuit in one of the Miss. conferences; relatives in southwest MO wanted to locate him.

MATTIE GRAHAM daughter of Dr. George. H. HUTCHINGS born Logan Co., Ky., May 27, 1855; married T. F. Graham, Nov. 22, 1876; died near Birmingham, Ala., Mar. 6, 1889; 4 children.

NANNIE V. SMITH, nee Flippin, born Fayette Co., Tenn., June 30, 1840; married Dr. Granville F. Smith (died Dec. 1883), Dec. 22, 1864; she died Sept. 16, 1888; 4 sons.

MARY JANE HENRY wife of James Henry, Gibson Co., Tenn., died Nov. 16, 1888 near Reynolds, Tenn. in residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Evans.

JASPEER J. CAMPBELL born Fentress Co., Tenn., Aug. 1, 1834; married Lucinda J. Carpter, Aug. 18, 1860; Confederate veteran; moved to Logan Co., Ky. in 1866; farmer; died from lingering effects of pneumonia, Mar. 9, 1889.

ELIZABETH MONTS born June 18, 1801; married Adam Monts, Feb. 22, 1820; died Mar. 14, 1889; 12 children, 11 of them married, 7 surviving her; 99 grandchildren, 170 great-grand-children and 7 great-great grandchildren.

SARAH J. VEST daughter of J. H. and Sophronia Roberts born White Co., Tenn., June 10, 1860; died Lawrence Co., Ala., April 4, 1889; moved in childhood to Morgan Co., Ala.; married D. W. Vest, Sept. 26, 1883; 2 children.

NANNIE EWING HOWLETT daughter of Dr. J. S. and Bettie A. Howlett born Feb. 18, 1871; joined Methodist Church April 23, 1884; died April 9, 1889.

H. E. DONOVANT born Mecklenburg Co., Va., July 23, 1820; moved with, parents to Tenn. about 1823; married Lucinda Loveless, Nov. 3, 1843; died Lincoln Co., Tenn., Feb. 23, 1889.

TABITHA M. RAY, nee Sharp, born Russell Co., Ala., Sept. 22, 1843; moved to Marion Co., Texas in 1856; married H. T. Ray, July 7, 1872; 1 son, Henry; died Feb. 23, 1889; a widow.

ISABELLA J. YANCY daughter of Joseph and Nancy Anderson born McNairy Co., Tenn., Oct. 31, 1851; married J. L. Yancy, Nov. 10, 1869; died Mar. 14, 1889; orphaned at age 11 years, she lived among her relatives; 1 dau. Her father-in-law, L. N. Yancy was 87 years old.

ELIZABETH A. DUGAN born July 21, 1807; married John Murphy, April 8, 184l; died Mar. 28, 1889 near Glennville, Miss.

LEMUEL W. LEE born Logan Co., Ky., April 12, 1830; died Oct. 17, 1888.

NORMAN son of Isaac Hartman and wife died Feb. 24, 1889 aged 9 months.

Dr. JOHN WESLEY ALLEN son of Rev. E. J. and Elizabeth Allen, born Dec. 29, 1845; died Feb. 6, 1889; graduate, Nashville Medical College, 187l; located in Hillsboro, Tenn. where he fell from his horse in a creekbed and died; unmarried.

Rev. Dr. JOSEPH M. TRIMBLE, Ohio Methodist Conference, preached on April 14, 1889 at Columbus, Ohio; was born April 15, 1807; entered this conference as a Methodist preacher in 1827.


May 9, 1889

JENNIE ELLEN ALLEN wife of Rev. R. I. Allen, youngest daughter of Rev. William Jones, born Grayson Co., Texas, Mar. 12, 1869; married May 31, 1888; died San Luis Obispo, Calif. Mar. 8, 1889.

LIZZIE A. JOHNSTON daughter of Rev. I. L. and Elizabeth R. Murrow, born Gibson Co., Tenn. Jan. 18, 1862; married Rev. F. S. H. Johnston, Ark. Methodist Conference, June 15, 1886; died April 10, 1889.


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Dr. GEORGE R. BROWDER born Logan Co., Ky., June 17, 1857; graduate, Louisville Medical University, 1881; located in Christian Co., Ky. in 1882; died in native county, Feb. 25, 1889; son of Rev. George R. Browder, dec.

LUCRETIA YEAMAN daughter of George Helm and wife, born Hardin Co., Ky., July 20, 1809; died Trinidad, Colorado, Mar. 27, 1889; married Stephen Yeaman, 1826. Sons mentioned: Judge Caldwell Yeaman, George H. Yeaman (New York City) and Judge Malcolm Yeaman (Ky.)

LOUISA FRANCES KEEN daughter of Rev. John F. and Louisa Keen, born Cumberland Co., Ky., Aug. 4, 1863; died Mar. 11, 1889.

A. H. HALTOM died near Tyro, Miss., Dec. 25, 1888 aged 69 years, 3 months and 27 days old.

Dr. W. W. COCHRAN born Baltimore, Md., Oct. 21, 1811; died near Owensboro, Fla., Feb. 23, 1889; moved to Marshall Co., Tenn. about 1835; moved to Culleoka, Tenn. in 1870; druggist; moved to Florida for his health; married (1) Melvina Ewing (3 sons, 1 dau.); (2) Lizzie Dillard (5 daus., 2 sons).

WILLIAM WALLACE RUTLAND son of Allen and Susan Rutland born Jan. 23, 1865, near Copleville, Miss.; died Oct. 23, 1888.

MARY LOW HUTCHINGS daughter of F. Holle, Troup Co., Ga.; wife of W. H. Hutchings, Birmingham, Ala.; born LaGrange, Ga. in 1858; married July 18, 1876; 2 children; died Feb. 14, 1889.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BRADBURN born Simpson Co., Ky., Oct. 12, 1830; died Allen Co., Ky., Aug. 16, 1888; married Isabella A. Allen, June 14, 1850; 10 children.

BETTIE THOMPSON daughter of James and Mary Futrell, wife of W. C. Thompson, born April 19, 1855; died April 3, 1889; she had a "double portion" of the spirit of the Futrells and Hunsakers from whom she descended.

SARAH S. WRIGHT, Sandy Hook, Tenn., daughter of J. S. and M. J. Lenzy, born Maury Co., Tenn., July 12, 1859; married P. H. Wright, Dec. 1883; died April 13, 1889.


May 16, 1889

JONATHAN MORRIS son of Isaac Morris born Morgan Co., Ga., Feb. 18, 1812; died Wheatland, Calif., Dec. 17, 1888; went to Calif. in 1849 returning to his old home for only one visit in 1885.

MARY NOWLIN HENRY wife of James Henry born near Lewisburg, Tenn., Feb. 28, 1831; died Dec. 15, 1888; 7 children.

ILLINOIS H. BROWN wife of Rev. Willis F. Brown, died Lincoln Co., Tenn., April 13, 1889 in her 54th year of age; married Aug. 4, 1856; 9 children.

ELIZABETH C. McKNIGHT, nee Hardage, born May 7, 1818; married Caleb McKnight, Dec. 29, 1839; died Henderson, Tenn., January 27, 1889.

SAMUEL V. DAVIS born Dec. 11, 1841; died Mar. 29, 1889; pneumonia; Confederate veteran; married (1) Caroline Garrison (died January 1882), August 1865; (2) Sallie Haltom, Dec. 1884. Father of eight children.

COLLIN H. ROBERTS born Montgomery Co., Tenn., June 8, 1816; married Mary Parish, 1844; died Christian Co., Ky., Jan. 29, 1889; 1 dau., 3 sons surviving him.

A. C. WILKERSON wife of Robert Wilkerson, daughter of Newton and Sallie Roberts, born Aug. 10, 1842; died Feb. 8, 1889 after a long, painful illness.

MARY L. SMOTHERMAN wife of James T. Smotherman, daughter of James and Margaret Speare, born Bedford Co., Tenn., Dec. 5, 1844; married Oct. 16, 1873; died Independence Co., Ark., April 11, 1889; 7 children.


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E. W. MATTHEWS died Madison Co., Tenn., Mar. 16, 1889; born in Va., Mar. 27, 1802; moved with parents to Rutherford Co., Tenn.; married Mary R. Ralston, Sept. 30, 1824; moved to Madison Co., Tenn. in 1831; 9 children. Died in residence of son, E. S. Matthews.

MARY SHELTON daughter of Frank and Emma Shelton, born Nov. 25, 1886; died Sept. 21, 1888.

MARY ELLEN CARROLL wife of Dr. J. R. Carroll, Henderson, Tenn., born April 3, 1852; married Nov. 7, 1876; died Mar. 25, 1889; 5 children.

SARAH JANE JOHNSON daughter of Stephen and Louise Dyer, born Madison Co., Tenn., Aug. 18, 1849; married James B. Johnson, Jan. 15, 1873; died near Norwood, Tenn., Mar. 26, 1889.

CHARLES V. WILKERSON born Feb. 13, 1862; died Mar. 26, 1889. Baptist; left a widow.

NAT STRANGE son of Robert and Sallie Strange, born April 5, 1868; died near Smith's Grove, Ky., April 21, 1889.

Mrs. MARTHA REEDER died Simpson Co., Ky., Mar. 20, 1889 aged 76 years.

MARCUS BEESON McWHORTER daughter of Dr. H. P. and Ourie McWhorter; died October 2, 1888.


May 23, 1889

Rev. R. B. CRAWFORD, DD, died Eufaula, Ala., May 18, 1889; served on the Methodist Board of Missions.

NANNIE J. EVANS, nee Short, born McLean Co., Ky., Sept. 30, 1842; died Sacramento, Ky., Mar. 14, 1889; married Colonel J. A. Evans, Mar. 14, 1865.

MARETTA HARDIN born Breckenridge Co., Ky., Jan. 14, 1867; died in residence of her uncle, Henry Harned, April 26, 1889.

ROBERT HOLT youngest son of William H. and Margaret S. BOWMER born Cloverport, Ky., Mar. 11, 1885; died April 29, 1889.

CORNELIA F. WHITTEN daughter of George W. and Lucinda Whitten born Wayne Co., Tenn., Aug. 6, 1850; died Jan. 28, 1889.

ELIZABETH B. daughter of John and Elizabeth FISACKERLY, born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Nov. 15 1824; moved with parents to Haywood Co., Tenn.; at age 11 she lost her father in death; married John H. KENT; moved to now-Montgomery Co., Miss. in 1846; died Feb. 23, 1889.

MARY M. JOHNSTON born Jan. 7, 1844; died Dec. 31, 1888.

WOFFORD GATEWOOD died Mar. 16, 1889; a child.

MARY A. WILLIAMS born May 1819; died Mar. 18, 1889.

PARMELIA FRANCES STULL daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Holly, Va., born Nov. 12, 1815; died Scott Co., Ark., Oct. 29, 1888 in residence of son-in-law, James B. Jamieson; married (1) James Foster Gaines (died Oct. 1, 1858), June 18, 1835; moved to Scott Co., Ark.; (2) Judge Stull.

Mrs. JANE POOL born 1806; died Oct. 22, 1888; 8 children.

M. E. BLACKARD, nee McCarley, born Robertson Co., Tenn., April 8, 1849; married J. K. Blackard, 1871; died May 3, 1889.

SALLIE E. BYNUM born DeSoto Co., Miss., Jan. 23, 1848; died Feb. 5, 1889; married L. P. Bynum, 1862.

SUSAN J. INMAN born June 18, 1818; died April 6, 1889.

ELIZABETH J. TILMAN born Williamson Co., Tenn., Jan. 1, 1830; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Feb 23, 1889; married (1) J. L. Robertson; 1 dau.; (2) W. T. Tilman (stepmother of 8 children).

WILLIAM THOMAS HOLLAND son of William P. and Martha Ann Holland, born Independence Co., Ark., Dec. 28, 1868; died White Co., Ark., Feb. 11, 1889.


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LETITIA R. GREEN born Williamson Co., Tenn., Feb. 22, 1822; died Franklin, Ky., Mar. 4, 1889; married Robert M. Green (died Oct. 5, 1841). Brothers, Willis J. Moore and Simon G. Moore, mentioned.

Hon. CHARLES ALEXANDER born Breckenridge Co., Ky., Dec. 3, 1818; died in same county, April 24, 1889; married Susan Butler, Aug. 2, 1841; 2 daus.; one time sheriff and served in state legislature.

WILLIE CLAY DEVER son of W. P. and T. C. Dever, died Washington Co., Texas, April 5, 1889 aged 21 years and 21 days old; meningitis.

Rev. ROMULUS S. SWIFT born Orange Co., N.C., July 13, 1818; moved with an uncle to Giles Co., Tenn. in his childhood; married Sarah S. Paine and moved to Dyer Co., Tenn.; died Henderson Co., Tenn., April 29, 1889; entered Methodist ministry; ordained deacon Oct. 29, 1854; ordained elder Nov. 11, 1860; a "popular preacher" for 35 years; chaplain, 31 Tenn. Inf. Reg., CSA.

VICTOR E. ANDERSON, pupil at Webb School died April 4, 1889; memorial services held for him there.

Mention of Rev. ELIJAH HALE, one of the Methodist "martyrs" who died of yellow fever in New Orleans September 15, 1841.


May 30, 1889

AURORA A. FARRISS RUSSELL wife of Emmett C. Russell, daughter of Dr. W. M. Farriss, born Sept 30, 1868; died April 27, 1889; "sick only a few days;" graduate, Nashville College for Young Ladies, 1886.

JAMES WHITE CRAWFORD born Maury Co.; Tenn., April 23, 1818; died Thompson's Station, Tenn., April 23, 1889; first marriage, 5 daus., 1 son (Sallie and John being deceased).

MARY J. SPARKMAN daughter of William M. and Annie B. Vest, born Morgan Co., Ala., Oct. 3, 1852 married James W. Sparkman, Aug. 3, 1871; 5 children; died May 3, 1889.

HENRY BASCOM McBRIDE youngest son of John and Hannah McBride, born Maury Co., Tenn., Dec. 31, 1851; died in same county, April 2, 1889; married Sue Thompson, Oct. 7, 1879; 2 daus., 1 son joined Methodist Church Sept. 22, 1878; burial services at Mt. Nebo Methodist Church.

HESTER A. MAY, nee Wood, born near Oldham, England, Feb. 8, 1830; moved with family at age 12 years to U.S.; married Horace E. May, Sept. 23, 1852; 10 children, 6 surviving her; died Jan. 10, 1889.

ROGER HENRY KELLIS only son of Dr. W. A. and S. M. Kellis, Winston Co., Miss., died Mar. 25, 1889 aged 3 years, 6 months and 3 days old; left parents and two sisters.

ALEX. W. McANALLY born Lawrence Co. , Tenn., Mar. 17, 1851; moved with family to Texas, then to Ark. and died there in Pope County, Mar. 28, 1889.

JANE A. GROVE born Marshall Co., Tenn., Mar. 9, 1829; married N. H. Grove, July 24, 1850; moved to Ky. in 1851; returned to Marshall Co. in 1860; died May 6, 1889.

M. J. JORDAN, nee Hobson, born no. Ala., 1844; married W. T. Jordan, Nov. 9, 1876; moved with husband to Itawamba County, Miss., to Gibson Co., Tenn.; died near Trenton, Tenn., Jan. 15, 1889.

ADDIE O. DOWELL daughter of James H. Dowell died Mar. 10, 1889.

CHARLES H. BALDWIN died a week before Christmas, 1888.

MARY FLETCHER daughter of R. G. and Lillie ANTHONY, Durhamville, Tenn., born Dec. 23, 1888; died April 9, 1889.

CATHARINE LEAK daughter of Joseph and Melissa Perkins born Burke Co., N.C., June 15, 1810; married William L. Baird, Oct. 8, 1846; moved to Miss.; died Feb. 8, 1889; pneumonia.


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GEORGE CHILDRESS, JR. son of George and Nettie Childress, Columbia, Tenn., died April 27, 1889, "rosey cheeked."

JOHN S. MALONE born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Mar. 16, 1831; died Cadiz, Ky., April 26, 1889; married Nannie C. Johnson, Mar. 2, 1852.

ELIZABETH G. DINWIDDIE daughter of Amos and Nancy Harris, born July 30, 1820; married H. J. Dinwiddie; 4 sons; died Mar. 27, 1889.

ROBERT G. BLACKBURN died Franklin, Tenn., April 29, 1889 aged 56 years, 9 months old.

LINDSEY NICHOL CALLUM son of Dr. J. H. and Bettie V. Callum born Warner, Tenn., Dec. 19, 1887; died April 25, 1889.

RUBY SIMS born Feb. 20, 1889; died April 20, 1889.


June 6, 1889

Rev. BRAXTON CRAVEN, DD, died Dec. 882 in his 61st year of age; licensed to preach Nov. 1840; married Irene Leach, Sept. 1844; 2 sons, 2 daus.; A. M., University of N.C., 1851; D, D, Andrew College, later; LLD, University of Miss., later; helped develop Trinity College in N.C. [later Duke University].

GEORGE WASHINGTON BRATTON born Hickman Co., Tenn., Jan. 2, 1825; died Jan. 16, 1889; married (1) Mrs. Emerentha Spence (died Sept. 7, 1852), Dec. 27, 1847; 2 children; (2) Elizabeth J. Holmes (died Oct. 28, 1885), Feb. 2, 1853; 12 children.

DELIA ANN LYLE, nee Farley, wife of Rev. William H. Lyle, Morgan Co., Ala., died Mar. 20, 1889; born Lunenburg Co., Va., Nov. 3, 1807; moved with family to Madison Co., Ala. in fall of 1815; married May 1825.

ELIZA THORP born Va., Dec. 28, 1805; married O. C. Thorp; moved to west Tenn. in 1856 and to Pontotoc Co., Miss., later, where she died April 29, 1889.

EMMA ODLE daughter of David and Eliza Odle, born Decatur Co., Tenn., Dec. 23, 1868; died Sept 11, 1888.

COZIE C. TUCKER daughter of James and Laura Tucker born Oct. 28, 1879; died April 17, 1889.

LUCY ODLE daughter of R. J. and Sallie Odle, born June 25, 1877; died Sept. 17, 1888.

WILLIAM SWAN KILLOUGH born Livingston Co., Ky., Sept. 21, 1819; moved with parents to Graves Co., Ky. at age 1 year; his father died when he was 13 years old; he died May 14, 1889; surviving were his widow, 4 sons, 2 daus. Burial in Lowe's Cross Roads cemetery.

MAY AYRES, nee Thompson, born May 20, 1857; married E. H. Ayres, Nov. 23, 1876; died May 6, 1889. Dresden, Tenn.

JOSEPH R. MURRAY born New Orleans, 1816; died Aberdeen, Miss., Mar. 8, 1889; married Margaret Adair, January 1846.

JOHN HENRY LANDRUM son of Thomas and Jane Landrum, born Feb. 1835; died Weakley Co., Tenn., April 5, 1889; orphaned at age 5 years and reared by an uncle and aunt; married twice; father of four surviving children.

ELLEN T. BLLINGSLEY daughter of John and Catherine Barton, born Tishomingo Co., Miss., Jan. 17, 1848; married (1) George Frost (died Dec. 6, 1869), June 27, 1867; 1 dau.; (2) J. W. Billingsley, Dec. 29, 1879 in Texas where she had moved in 1877. Died recently.

MARTHA ANN LOCKE wife of Thomas Locke born Feb. 15, 1827; died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 6, 1889; 3 sons; 1 dau.

Mrs. MATTIE FISHER died suddenly, April 5, 1889.


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June 6, 1889

LYDIA W. JOHNSON, nee Cason, born Aug. 11, 1821; died Jan. 16, 1889; married (1) R. M. Hubbard (died Sept. 12, 1856), Dec. l0, 1840; 10 children; (2) J. O. Johnson, Feb. 15, 1859; 3 children; moved "perhaps" from S.C. Webster, Miss. about 1855 where she spent rest of her life.

Major LEONIDAS A. HAWKES son of Chastain and Lucy Hawkes born Henrico Co., Va., Aug. 1, 1823; married Ann Vaughan, Nottoway Co., Va., Aug. 6, 1844; died Feb. 12, 1889.

CHARLES W. son of C. W. and Sue SHORT died Greenville, Ky., Mar. 4, 1889.


June 13, 1889

Rev. WILLIAM H. SANDIFER born Henderson Co., Ky., Dec. 25, 1813; married (1) Parmelia Walker, 1836; (2) Sarah Taylor, 1851; father of eleven children; died Mar. 24, 1889. Methodist preacher for many years.

Mrs. J. P. JEFFERS died Ellis Co., Texas, April 29, 1889; native of Tenn.; reared by a family named Roach; married Jan. 8, 1856.

NANCY E. "Bettie" JACKSON wife of Thomas P. Jackson, daughter of Thomas and Charlotte Allman, born Henry Co., Tenn., Nov. 30, 1838; married Mar. 5, 1856; died Wood Co., Texas, May 13 1889; 9 children, 5 surviving her; moved to Wood Co., Texas Nov. 18, 1887.

MARY D. ALEXANDER born Mar. 11, 1806; died Maury Co., Tenn. in residence of son-in-law, James Howard, April 11, 1889.

JOHN B. REYNOLDS died Clarksville, Tenn., May 9, 1889 aged 36 years; married Mary Holsell, June 1882; 3 children.

Mrs. J. M. H. GREAVES born Madison Co., Tenn., Oct. 23, 1832; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Oct. 14, 1888; daughter of Rev. John G. and Judith Meriwether Henning; married (1) Henry Windrow; 2 sons; (2) Rev. Edwin Greaves; surviving her were three sons.

MARK L. FOWLKES born Mar. 11, 1826; died Humphreys Co., Tenn., April 13, 1889; married (1) Martha S. Foster (died Feb. 1, 1875), Dec. 30, 1845; 13 children; (2) Victoria Martin, June 6, 1875; 4 children; father of 17 children, 15 surviving him; fond of music; successful businessman.

LAIVINIA CASS born Coffee Co., Tenn., Sept. 25, 1813; died Bell Co., Texas, Mar. 30, 1889; daughter of Jonathan Webster; married Madison M. Cass, Feb. l0, 1831.

LUCY ANN ELIZABETH HARRINGTON daughter of T. C. and Mary A. Boucher, born near Buena Vista, Miss., Nov. 14, 1867; died April 27, 1889; married Sept. 29, 1886; 1 child who died at 7 weeks of age.

STEPHEN JOHNSON born Bedford Co., Tenn., Oct. 25, 1811; moved to west Tenn. in 1823; moved to Ark. in 1851; died April 16, 1889.

JAMES GANNAWAY son of Rev. John Gannaway, born Oct. 1, 1836, Breckenridge Co., Ky.; died April 24, 1889. Brother-in-law, Rev. Simeon Bramlett, Cherokee nation, mentioned.

JAMES McGILL born April 20, 1842; married Martha Price, Dec. 6, 1866; died Giles Co., Tenn., May 9, 1889.

SARAH ANN BRATTON wife of B. M. Stratton, daughter of John B. and Chloe R. Drake, born Davidson Co., Tenn., May 7, 1856; died May 5, 1889.

SARAH K. BOUCHER wife of Elisha Boucher born Oct. 8, 1818; died Webster Co., Miss., Oct. 16, 1888.


June 20, 1889

Mrs. A. L. McCULLOCH died near Memphis, Tenn., June 9, 1889 in her 68th year of age; daughter of former Tennessee governor, Newton Cannon; widow of B. W. McCulloch.

Mrs. T. A. WILLIE born S.C., 1813; died near Memphis, Tenn., 1889; mother of 13 children.

WILLIAM R. REDFORD born April 18, 1815; married June 20, 1840; died May 28, 1889.


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BELINDA E. PHILLIPS daughter of Rev. Washington and Elizabeth Hood, born July 9, 1832, Calloway Co., Ky.; died April 16, 1889; married Andrew C. Phillips, Jan. 24, 1856; 8 children.

CAROLINE E. McCLAMROCK, nee Angus, born Giles Co., Tenn., May 6, 1820; moved to Madison Co., Tenn. in 1833; married Harrison McClamrock, Dec. 17, 1844; died Tipton Co., Tenn., May 15, 1889. Her husband died July 1, 1860.

URIAH T. WILSON born Allen Co., Ky., Sept. 8, 1814; died Walnut Ridge, Ark. in residence of Dr. T. J. Wilson, recently; orphaned at age of 15 years and moved to Morgan Co., Ala. in 1830; moved to Madison Co., Ala. where married Elizabeth Garrett, Dec. 1838; moved to Miss. where he died in 1870; 9 children.

LULIE FIGUERS CRUMP youngest daughter of Dr. C. C. Crump, dec. and L. A. Crump, Williamson Co., Tenn., died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 19, 1889.

W. O. MAHAN born Graves Co., Ky., Feb. 13, 1839; died near Mayfield, Ky., Feb. 12, 1889. Cumberland Presbyterian; left widow and 2 daus.

SIDNEY FRANCES KENNEDY wife of Carroll C. Kennedy, daughter of James C. and Frances Mayhew; born July 3, 1853; married Sept. 24, 1871; 6 children; died March 9, 1889.

GEORGE K. SMITH born Brazil, Sept. 10, 1868; died Eclectic, Ala., May 9, 1889; joined Methodist Church at Piracicaba, Brazil, South America, in 1881; moved with parents to Ala. in 1885.

A. B. GALLAHER wife of William Gallaher, youngest daughter of Robert and Letitia Wright, born Jan. 29, 1858; married Nov. 25, 1887; died Feb. 25, 1889.

SCOTT JONES Son of Rev. A. B. and Lucinda Jones born McNairy Co., Tenn., July 6, 1857; died April 19, 1889.

S. F. REDING born May 5, 1831; died Mar. 26, 1889.

TIMIE A. MANGUM born Jan. 28, 1846, Hardin Co., Tenn.; died April 3, 1889; daughter of Browder Brooks; married Roe Mangum, April 18, 1867; 3 sons, 3 daus.

BETTIE J. BRANTLY, nee James, wife of W. A. Brantly, born Sept. 14, 1862; married Dec. 24, 1873; died 8 miles from Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 5, 1889; mother's maiden name Le Fevre.

MARY ELLEN COSTEN, nee Alexander, daughter of Samuel L. and Emily Alexander, born Nov. 9, 1865; married Dec. 15, 1886, Samuel L. Costen; died April 25, 1889.

LOUISA SPRADLIN born Sumner Co., Tenn., Aug. 18, 1819; died Jan. 19, 1889; married R. L. Spradlin, Aug. 29, 1833; died in Union City, Tenn., in residence of daughter, Mrs. Julia Mahon.


June 27, 1889

Rev. JAMES McADEN, oldest member of the Virginia Methodist Conference, died Brunswick Co:, Va., May 30, 1889 aged 93 years, 9 months old; joined Va. Conference in 1844.

Rev. H. N. SNOW, Colored Methodist Church in America, presiding elder of Trenton District West Tenn. Conference, "humble, devout," died [May 13, 1889]. [The CME CHRISTIAN INDEX, May 18, 1889 indicates that Rev. Snow was born June 29, 1845.]

Tribute of Respect for Rev. LEONARD E. AMES, pastor of Stephensport Circuit, who died Mar. 26, 1889; by Third Quarterly Conference, Stephensport Ct., dated June 1, 1889.

SALLIE ANN WALKER daughter of Daniel Walker and Elizabeth Hicks Hardaway Walker, born Brunswick Co., Va., April 10, 1808; married Capt. John J. Taylor (died Feb. 20, 1840), Lunenburg Co., Va., Jan. 11, 1831 (two surviving sons, Dr. T. J. Taylor and Eliza T. Meade, both of Brunswick County); then married Dr. D. J. Claiborne (died Oct. 16, 1871), June 27, 1849; died Brunswick Co. Va., April 29, 1889; her father's family emigrated from Scotland to Va. before the Revolutionary War and her mother was descended from Thomas Hardaway who settled on James River in the 17th century who married Jane Drury.

SALLIE LEE wife of J. T. Lee, daughter of Solomon and Betsy Newsom died Aug. 12, 1888.


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SUSAN H. JARNIGAN, nee Hill, born near Giffin, Ga., Jan. 9, 1801; died Memphis, Tenn., Mar. 15, 1889 in residence of her son, Capt. John H. Jarnigan; married (1) Mr. Williams and moved to Green Co., Ala.; (2) James Jarnigan; until recently lived with son, Capt. Jarnigan in Bolivar Co., Miss. but moved with him and family to Memphis.

JOHN C. McCUTHCHEON son of Macklin M. and Mary McCutcheon born Sept. l0, 1852; died near Larkinsville, Ala., April 21, 1889; married Lillie McBroom, Jan. 8, 1884.

LELA MAY AYRES, nee Thomason, born May 2, 1857; died May 6, 1889; married E. H. Ayres, Nov. 23, 1876; 5 children, the oldest 8 years old, the youngest a few days old.

TINA B. BLAN died Columbus, Ga., May 17, 1889.

THOMAS B. ROBINS born Nov. 12, 1839; died Logan Co., Ky., June 4, 1889; married Elizabeth Robins, Feb. 28, 1861; his wife was buried "only one week before we buried him."

ERMIE NEBLETT daughter of Rev. R. A. and E. A. Neblett born Iuka, Miss., Oct. 21, 1873; died May 29, 1889.

ISABELLA S. CATHEY, nee Lankfort, born Nov. 23, 1833; married Arch Cathey, Feb. 8, 1857; joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, then later the Meth. Church in 1859; died Apr. 30, 1889.

SARAH WHITE, nee Spencer, widow of J. P. G. White (died 1887) born Lincoln Co., N.C., Jan. 4, 1804; died March 16, 1889.

LAURA K. POWERS daughter of A. B. and S. A. Knepper, born Fairfield Co., Ohio, Sept. 1, 1864; died April 13, 1889; married William J. Powers, Dec. 20, 1885; 1 dau, six months old.

SARAH E. EDWARDS born Lincoln Co., Tenn. in 1821; died May 18, 1889; married John C. Edwards, Jan. 1838, Sardis, Miss.

NANCY McELROY born Ga. in 1818; moved to Jefferson Co., Ala. soon after Civil War; died Morgan Co., Ala., May 3, 1889.

IRENE TENNESSEE REAMS wife of Thomas Algernon Reams, daughter of Lewis and Louisa Castleman, born April 7, 1843; died Davidson Co., Tenn., April 12, 1889.

ELIZABETH ANN ROBINS born Overton Co., Tenn., Sept. 20, 1840; married Thomas B. Robins, Feb. 28, 1861; died May 28, 1889.

ROBERT ALLEN DAVIS born Aug. 24, 1887; died Sept. 7, 1888.

RUBIE HILL DAVIS born Mar. 31, 1889; died April 2, 1889. Siblings.

WEEKLY ELLIETT son of Alfred and Mary E. Elliet born Williamson Co., Tenn., May 16, 1849; died Rusk Co., Texas, May 29, 1889.


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