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


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January 2, 1846

WILLIAM FARQUEHER, aged 79 years, died Henderson Co., Tenn., Oct. 11, 1845; two of his sons had migrated to Texas.

WILLIAM HOWARD died Dec. 4, 1845. Madison Circuit, Memphis Conference.

JAMES WATKINS born Va., Sept. 11, 1788; moved to N.C., then in the fall of 1824 to Henry Co., Tenn., where he died Sept. 29, 1845.

WESLEY NORVELL son of James and Polly Norvell, Trimble Co., Ky.; born July 30, 1824; died Sept. 12, 1845.

SARAH MATILDA BRUCE wife of Thomas A. Bruce; daughter of Major James M. and Ann Wilson; born Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 2, 1821; moved with parents to Sumner Co., Tenn., 1832; moved to Henry Co., Tenn., 1842, where she died September 14, 1845.


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ELIZABETH B. WILLEFORD died Lafayette Co., Miss., Sept. 3, 1845 in the 42nd year of her age; wife of Britton Willeford; born Franklin Co., Ga.; daughter of John and Hannah Hunter; eight children.


January 9, 1846

ELIZABETH VAWTER wife of John Vawter; died Tishomingo Co., Miss., Nov. 18, 1845.

WILLIAM L. BRYAN died White Co., Tenn., Oct. 3, 1845 aged 19 years, 7 months and 2 days [March 1, 1826].

SARAH ELIZABETH WALKER daughter of William S. and Sarah B. Walker; died Springfield, Tenn., Oct. 26, 1845 aged 3 years, 8 months [February 1842].

MARTHA D. HOUSE daughter of Randall and Elizabeth Rawlings; wife of Isaac House; born Brunswick Co., Va., June 6, 1806; married Dec. 2, 1828; moved to Marengo Co., Ala., 1834; died there, Nov. 11, 1845.

Rev. THOMAS W. GARY born Nashville, Tenn., May 10, 1818; died Maury Co., Tenn., Nov. 15, 1845.

EMILY C. PAYNE daughter of Adam and Dorothea Payne died Illinoistown, Ill., Nov. 3, 1845 aged about 20 years.

Mrs. MARGARET COTTEN born Hude Co., N.C., Feb. 1, 1775; died Talladega, Ala., Oct. 28, 1845.

WILLIAM BROWN born Norfolk, Va., 1790; moved to Yazoo Co., Miss. and in 1843 to three miles from Natchez, Miss., where he died Dec. 4, 1845.

MARY ANN RIVERS born Sept. 28, 1826; died Dec. 21, 1845; wife of R. H. Rivers; one daughter.

REBECCA D. LANE wife of Thomas Lane; daughter of Joel and Elizabeth Riggs; born April 14, 1824; died Marshall Co., Tenn., Sept. 22, 1845.

JOSEPH MADISON HOLLAND son of James H. and Polly A. Holland; died Robertson Co., Tenn., Dec. 11, 1845 aged 11 years, l day [December 14, 1834].

MARTHA MOORE daughter of George and Rosannah Pirtle; born Davidson Co., Tenn., Dec. 30, 1792; died Dec. 15, 1845; married Sept. 28, 1813.

HENRY FORD died Cannon Co., Tenn., Nov. 11, 1845 aged 77 years, 8 months, 27 days [Dec. 23, 1767]; native of N.C.; moved to what is now Cannon Co., Tenn.

MARTHA ALLEN wife of John Allen; died Mason Co., Ky., Sept. 24, 1845 aged 45 years.

SOPHIAH DANFORTH wife of T. B. Danforth, DeSoto Co., Miss; died Sept. 18, 1845 in the 40th year of her age.

ELIZABETH PEARCE wife of Simon Pearce, DeSoto Co., Miss; died Sept. 22, 1845 in the 36th year of her age.

AMELIA M. HATCH born June 22, 1814; died probably in Hickman Co., Ky., Nov. 12, 1845; five children.


January 16, 1846

SARAH A. JONES wife of Dr. H. L. Jones, Paducah, Ky.; died Dec. 14, 1845 in the 42 year of her age.

Reverend JOHN WESLEY RIGGIN born Maryland, August 26, 1794; moved with parents to Mason Co., Ky.; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1823, as a Methodist local preacher; took up itinerant ministry, Kentucky Conference, until 1831. Died Fleming Co., Ky., Sept. 30, 1845.

HARBERT COLLIER, Henry Co., Tenn., died June 11, 1845 aged 71 years, 9 months and 9 days [July 2, 1773]. His wife, MAHALA COLLIER, died Sept. 17, 1845 aged 71 years, 9 months and 5 days [September 12, 1774].

LUCY MILLER wife of Dr. Beverly Miller, Henderson Co., Ky.; born Fayette Co., Ky., 1802; died Sept. 19, 1845.

DUDLEY HAMMOND born S.C., Jan. 1, 1806; died Oct. 7, 1845.


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MARY ROBINSON daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Burney; reared in Georgia; married John Robinson who moved to Miss. in 1836 and he died in the 66th year of his age [date not provided]; she died Rankin Co., Miss., Nov. 24, 1845. Both buried in Pearl Valley, Neshoba Co., Miss.


January 23, 1846

JOHN ATKINS born Jan. 28, 1788; died Dec. 30, 1845. Paris, Tennessee.

AFFICH W. SUBLETT son of J. and S. Sublett, Clinton, Ky., born Oct. 27, 1822; died Oct. 15, 1845.

JUDITH W. PALMER daughter of Paul M. and Sally Palmer, Hardeman Co., Tenn.; died Nov. 19, 1845 in the 17th year of her age.

SARAH JANE EVANS died Oct. 18, 1845 aged 19 years. Her sister, MARY ANN EVANS, died Nov. 19, 1845 aged about 17 years old. Their father, WILLIAM O. EVANS, died Dec. 7, 1845. His wife, ELIZABETH EVANS, died Dec. 11, 1845.

MILDRED MAXEY daughter of Richard and Frances Meux; born Pittsylvania Co., Va., Jan. 28, 1811; moved with parents to Madison Co., Ala., then to Haywood Co., Tenn. where she married Thomas E. Maxey; 3 children. Died November 11, 1845.

MARY S. C. COLBURN wife of S. S. Colburn, MO Conference, died recently, in the 20th year of her age; mother of two infant sons.


January 30, 1846

MARY MALINDA MARTIN wife of Dr. Robert Martin; daughter of Rev. Isaac and Mary Conger; native of Tenn.; died Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 17, 1846 in the 43rd year of her age.

ALLEN RATCLIFF, native of Miss., died Natchitoches Parish, La., Nov. 24, 1845 aged 37 years.

ROBERT G. McQUIGG died Giles Co., Tenn., Dec. 11, 1845 in 45th year of his age; native of New York state; husband and father.

Colonel ZILMAN JONES son of Thomas Jones; born Rockingham Co., N.C.; moved to Miss., 1837; died Nov. 9, 1845 in the 31st year of his age.

Rev. ELIJAH EMBREY, Monroe Co., Miss., died Nov. 11, 1845 in 27th year of his age. Methodist local preacher.

JAMES HARVEY CANTERBURY son of Jeremiah and Catharine Canterbury; died Nov. 14, 1845 aged 1 year, 2 months, 5 days old [Sept. 9, 1844]; lived in Liberty, Greenup Co., Kentucky.

ROBERT TURNER GREGORY son of Robert Gregory; died Graves Co., Ky., June 3, 1846 aged 3 years, 9 months, 10 days [March 23, 1842].

DANIEL JAMES ORR died Dec. 16, 1845 aged 16 years, 11 months, 25 days [Nov. 21, 1829]. Jefferson Co., Miss.


February 6, 1846

NANCY COVINGTON wife of Wesley Covington; born Bourbon Co., Ky., May 16, 1816; died Dec. 22, 1845.

ROBERT LEWIS PULLIAM eldest son of Theophilus W. (dec) and Elizabeth Pulliam, Oxford, Miss.; died Dec. l5, 1845 in the 17th year of his age. His sister, CAROLINE N., died Oct. 6, 1845 in the 5th year of her age.

WILLIS MORLAND died Phillips Co., Ark., Jan. 10, 1846 aged 52 years.

LUCY CASS born Wilkes Co., N.C., July 1768; died Coffee Co., Tenn., Jan. 23, 1846.

EDWARD NEBLETT born Lunenburg Co., Va., Aug. 9, 1779; married Dec. 5, 1806; moved to Tenn., 1807; died Oct. 14, 1845; thirteen children.

JEMIMA ELIZABETH THOMPSON daughter of Simon and Margaret Thompson, Simpson Co., Ky., born Oct. 5, 1834; died Hickory Co., MO, November 30, 1845.


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WILLIAM W. DOROUGH died Dec. 5, 1845 in the 53rd year of his age. Coahoma Co., Miss.

NANCY GRAHAM wife of Captain William Graham; born Feb. 8, 1792; married Jan. 16, 1815; died Nelson Co., Ky., Jan. 4, 1846; fourteen children.

AMANDA A. COOK died Coahoma Co., Miss., Dec. 18, 1845 in the 20th year of her age.

Rev. ABEL HUTSON died White Co., Tenn., Nov. 7, 1845; moved to that county in 1806; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1809, as a Methodist local preacher.

JOHN WILSON son of John W. and Elizabeth Lumpkin died Panola Co., Miss., Dec. 17, 1845 aged 2 years, 4 months, 17 days [July 20, 1843].

ANN MORGAN daughter of Rev. Arthur and Priscilla Davis; died Haywood Co., Tenn., Jan. 13, 1846 aged 5 years, 5 months, 19 days old [July 24, 1840].

GEORGE P. LOVIC born Lenon [Lenoir?] Co., N.C., Mar. 10, 1794; died Nov. 4, 1845.

SOPHIA ANN NUNNALLY born Charlotte Co., Va., Mar. 14, 1799; died Pulaski, Tenn., Jan. 19, 1846.


February 13, 1846

On January 23, 1846, so the New Orleans DELTA reported, JESSE KIRTLAND, successful candidate for clerk of the district court shot and killed C. Y. KIMBALL, a local hotel operator in self-defense in Covington, La.

Rev. HARDY M. CRYER died Sumner Co., Tenn., Feb. 7, 1846. [see March 6, 1846 issue.]


February 20, 1846

JULIAN PLINN PARSONS son of Rev. C. B. and Emily C. Parsons died St. Louis, MO, Jan. 24, 1846 aged 22 mos., 6 days old.

MARY ANN MATILDA REDMAN wife of Rev. W. W. Redman, presiding elder, St. Louis District, MO Conference; daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Burckhart; born near Louisville, Ky., Dec. 19, 1800; moved with parents to St. Louis, MO; married Oct. 9, 1823; died Jan. 17, 1846.

SYLVESTER P. DAVIS son of William Davis, formerly of Franklin, Tenn., died Nashville, Jan. 29, 1846 in the 22nd year of his age.

SAMUEL WATSON born Maryland, 1761; married in Va., Mary Strother (died 1821); secondly to Mrs. Reynolds and moved to Giles Co., Tenn.; died July 29, 1845.

SARAH W. CHERRY wife of Franklin Cherry; daughter of William and Mary Jacobs; died Clarke Co., Ala., Dec. 27, 1845 in the 27th year of her age.

RICHARD T. CHAMBERS died Smith Co., Tenn., Nov. 27, 1845 aged 19 years, l mo. [Oct. 1826].

JOHN G. LEACH died Copiah Co., Miss., Dec. 1, 1845; husband and father (4 children).

ZIAS DAVIS died Copiah Co., Miss., Dec. 5, 1845; husband and father (8 children).

SAMUEL YOUNG born Mecklenburg Co., Va., June 4, 1804; moved to Tenn., 1833; died Nov. 12, 1845; his wife died February 1, 1845.

SARAH EDNEY wife of John D. Edney died Jan. 15, 1846 in the 42d year of her age; she was the daughter of Stephen and Nancy Childress; born Williamson Co., Tenn.; moved to Haywood Co., Tenn., 1825; to Lauderdale County, 1828 where she later died.

Rev. CHRISTOPHER PRITCHITT born Halifax Co., N.C., Nov. 14, 1786; died Clarke Co., Ala., Jan. 10, 1846; married Ann M. Ezell, 1819 and moved to Clarke County, 1821. Methodist preacher.

SARAH ANN TIPTON born August 17, 1823; died Montgomery Co., Ky., Nov. 26, 1845.

STEPHEN T. DAVIDSON son of Rev. Thomas P. and Elizabeth Davidson; died near Grenada, Miss., Jan. 4, 1846 aged 10 years and nearly 6 months.

MARINA SKINNER wife of Nathan Skinner, died near Dover, Tenn., Dec. 19, 1845 in the 40th year of her age.


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February 27, 1846

BENJAMIN SMITH, aged 44 years, died Jan. 23, 1846; joined Methodist Church, 1837. His oldest son, TIMOTHY SMITH, died January 13, 1846.

GEORGE BAYNE died Shelby Co., Ky., Dec. 20, 1845 in the 80th year of his age; native of Bedford Co., Virginia.

Rev. JOHN T. NELSON born Spotsylvania Co., Va., June 21, 1778; died Shelby Co., Tenn., Nov. 19, 1845; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1805; moved to Madison Co., Ala., 1817 and to Shelby Co., Tenn., 1837; Methodist local preacher for many years.

ELIZABETH M. TRICE daughter of Rev. John T. (dec) and Elizabeth M. Nelson; born Dec. 21, 1812; married John D. Trice, Jan. 6, 1842; died Dec. 8, 1845.

ISAAC B. GILLESPIE died near Mobile, Ala., Jan. 9, 1846 in the 21st year of his age.

Tribute of respect for Rev. LUKE P. ALLEN, dec.; by Quarterly Conference, Scottsville Circuit, dated Jan. 10, 1846. He was the son of Woodson and Ann Allen; born in Va., August 1, 1795; reared in Georgia; entered Methodist ministry, 1831; married Margaret Parker, Sumner Co., Tenn., August 30, 1825; labored in several circuits, Kentucky Conference; his wife died March 22, 1839. He married Aramitta D. Perkins, Logan Co., Ky., Oct. 5, 1841 (3 children). Died Allen Co., Ky., Dec. 10, 1845.

MARY ANN JONES daughter of Israel Jones, Weakley Co., Tenn., born Henry Co., Ky., Aug. 13, 1814; died Dec. 11, 1845.

SARAH H. CAWTHON wife of William F. Cawthon, Green Co., Ala.; died Feb. 4, 1806; 8 children.

MARY PUKITE died Yazoo Co., Miss., June 11, 1846; born S.C., April 5, 1774; moved to Miss., 1807; husband was William Pukite.

ELIZABETH R. OWEN oldest daughter of Captain Richard and Sarah N. Putmy; born Northampton Co., N.C., August l802; married Capt. F. Owen, 1819; died Dec. 24, 1845.

MARY ELIZABETH FAIRLEIGH wife of James L. Fairleigh; daughter of John and Martha C. Murry; born Breckenridge Co., Ky., Oct. 24, 182l; died Jan. 27, 1846.

JAMES McCORMACK born Shelby Co., Ky., Mar. 11, 1792; married Susan Wines (died Jan. 16, 18l9), July 26, 1809; married Margaret McMullin, Nov. 26, 1822; died Jefferson Co., Ala., Jan. 19, 1846.

JAMES WILBURN born in Va., Jan. 10, 1789; moved to Madison Co., Ala. where he spent his life; died Jan. 29, 1846; six children.

MARY TAYLOR NEBLETT daughter of A. and M. Brodie; born Jan. 14, 1825; married John N. Neblett, Sept. 10, 1844; died Jan. 18, 1846.


March 6, 1846

ELIZABETH ELLISTON wife of Joseph T. Elliston, died near Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 25, 1846. [See March 20, 1846 issue for further comments.]

Reverend HARDY MURFEE CRYER only child of James and Mary (Cotton) Cryer, Hertford Co., N.C.; his father was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and moved his family to Sumner Co., Tenn. soon after Hardy was born. His grandfather, John Cotton, was also a veteran of the Revolutionary War. His mother lived to be quite old, died just two weeks before his own death. His wife, Martha, predeceased him by eighteen months. He died Feb. 7, 1845. [His father served in the Tennessee legislature, 1807-1809; 1815-1816. He died March 12, 1816.]

Rev. GRIGSBY RUSH died Logan Co., Ky., Dec. 19, 1845 in the 65th year of his age. Born, reared and married in N.C.; moved to Maury Co., Tenn., 1809; to Logan Co., Ky., 1812; licensed to preach, Methodist Church, 1809; his wife died June 28, 1842 in the 63rd year of her age.

SARAH E. H. MERICK daughter of Joseph and Mary Merideth; born Mecklenburg Co., Va., 1816; moved with parents to Haywood Co., Tenn.; to Hempstead Co., Ark, 1833, where she died Sept. 12, 1845.


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Rev. WESLEY CARSON died Pulaski Co., Ky., January 17, 1846; during his final illness he had a son who died at age 23 years and a daughter who died at age 20 years.

ISAAC WINSTON born Buckingham Co., Va., Nov. 18, 1773; moved to Tenn., 1806; active Methodist layman; died Wilson Co., Tenn., November 2, 1845.

GREENBERRY WILLIAMS son of Edmond and E. K. Williams, died Maury Co., Tenn., Feb. 16, 1846 in the 22d year of his age.

JOEL JOHNSON born Brunswick Co., Va., Nov. 16, 1783; died Jan. 28, 1846; moved to Tenn., 1812.

GEORGE M. DAVIDSON born Iredell Co., N.C., April 30, 1805; died Coahoma Co., Miss., Dec. 29, 1845.

ADALINE JACKSON wife of Jezah Rittenhouse Jackson, Tippah Co., Miss., died Feb. 8, 1846.

RACHAEL EDMONSTON wife of John W. Edmonston; daughter of Aaron and Nancy Crockett; born Dec. 11, 1812; died Millspoint, Ky., Dec. 19, 1845; five children.

SARAH JANE McBRIDE daughter of John and Margaret McBride, died Greene Co., Tenn., Nov. 28, 1845 in the 20th year of her age.

LUCY ANN LEE DUGGAR wife of E. Duggar; daughter of Rev. John Pritchett; died January 27, 1846 in the 35th year of her age (several miles from Paris, Tennessee).

ELIZABETH McCLANAHAN wife of Job McClanahan; daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Berry; born Jefferson Co., Tenn., 1788/9; moved to MO, 1816; died Dec. 29, 1845.

ELMINA CHAPEL wife of John Chappel, died Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 5, 1846 in the 31st year of her age; native of Humphreys Co., Tenn.; moved to Little Rock in 1844.


March 13, 1846

WILLIAM WEATHERS born Va., May 31, 1788; died Nelson Co., Ky., Jan. 11, 1846.

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS, JR. died Clarke Co., Ala., Feb. 5, 1846 in the 33rd year of his age.

ELIZA WILLIAMSON widow of Paul Williamson, died Wilcox Co., Ala., Jan. 6, 1846 in the 24th year of her age.

FRANCES COLBURN wife of Rev. R. F. Colburn, Tennessee Conference, died Johnson Co., MO, Jan. 3, 1846; four children.

MARTHA WILLIAMS born Orange Co., Va., April 4, 1771; married Sept. 1, 1782; joined Methodist Church, Oct. 1794; moved to Pulaski Co., Ky.; to Maury Co., Tenn., fall 1815 where she died January 24, 1846; cancer.


March 20, 1846

ELIZABETH ELLISTON wife of Joseph T. Elliston, died Feb. 24, 1846 in the 68th year of her age. Their home was always open and welcoming to Methodist preachers.

Miss M. E. WEST died Decatur, Ala., Nov. 28, 1845 in the 26th year of her age; daughter of Elzy and Mary West, Morgan Co., Alabama.

ELIZABETH W. FERRELL daughter of Edmond and Mary Taylor; died Jan. 2l, li46 in the 47th year of her age; six children.

ALMA MATILDA ANNIS daughter of Rev. Jerome B. and Laura Annis; born Chautauqua, New York, Nov. 15, 1829; moved with parents to Arkansas about l836. Died Dec. 3, 1845.

ELIZABETH GATEWOOD born Culpeper Co., Va., 1780; moved with her father, James Slaughter, and family to Mercer Co., Ky. about l793; married Thomas Feland of Harrodsburg, Ky., who died leaving her with a daughter; she then married Fleming Gatewood with whom she had several children, including E. B. Gatewood in whose residence in Limestone Co., Ala. she died Feb. 13, 1846.


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NANCY M. STILLWELL wife of A. H. Stillwell; daughter of John M. and Olivet Shultz; died Arkansas County, Ark., November 15, 1845 in the 22nd year of her age; moved with parents to Ark. in 1837; married in 1844; Her infant son, LEWIS A., died recently aged about two months.

ELIZABETH W. SCALES, daughter of James Scales (dec); died in Wilson Co., Tenn., Feb. 28, 1846 in the residence of her mother, Mrs. Peyton, Wilson County, Tenn.

NIMROD MAXWELL born N.C., July 4, 1804; moved with parents to Orange Co., Iowa, then in 1837 to Ark. County, Ark.; died January 31, 1846; husband and father (6 children).

Rev. W. C. PAYNE died Vicksburg, Miss., Feb. 25, 1846; had labored as a Methodist preacher in the Tennessee and Mississippi conferences.

FRANKLIN COLE son of Rev. Joshua E. Cole died January 31, 1846 in the residence of his uncle, Rev. Caleb Cole [location not provided].


March 27, 1846

ELLEN SWASEY FREON daughter of Josef and Catharine E. Freson; died Columbus, Ohio, March 11, 1846 aged 6 months and about 7 days old.

Captain WILLIAM GORDON born Va., March 25, 1790; died Nelson Co., Ky., Feb. 4, 1846; moved with parents to Nelson County when he was a boy.

FRANCES HENREY wife of T. W. Henrey; joined Methodist Church, 1819; six children; died Marshall Co., Miss., Dec. 11, 1845.

THOMAS WILLIAMS died Hardeman Co., Tenn., Jan. 30, 1846; formerly resident of Chatham Co., NC., moved to Tenn., 1837; to Miss., 1842.

NEWSOM PIERCE born Nottoway Co., Va., Jan. 6, 1792; died Feb. 28, 1846; joined Methodist Church, 1831.

JUDITH GREEN widow of George Green, mother of Dr. Alexander L. P. Green, died in Nashville, Tenn., March 18, 1846; born Albemarle Co., Va., 1761; married in 1776; thirteen children.


April 3, 1846

Rev. WILLIAM B. SANDERS son of Shepherd B. and Nancy V. Sanders died Bourbon Co., Ky., Dec. 16, 1845.

WESLEY MADIN RICHERSON son of Wesley B. R. and E. Richerson, Itawamba Co., Miss., died Dec. 24, 1845 aged 18 months and 17 days.

ALFORD GORE son of Rev. J. C. Gore, Pine Bluff, Ark., died March 4, 1846 in the 23rd year of his age.

Miss S. B. HILDRETH, principal of a female seminary in Placquemine, died Feb. 25, 1846.

CHARLOTTE M. RUBB born Va., Nov. 20, 1815; married Rev. Thomas B. Rubb, Sept. 6, 1833; died Van Buren Co., Ark., December 10, 1845.

CYRUS MITCHEL died Stewart Co., Tenn., Dec. 22, 1845 in the 32d year of his age.

FRANCES H. HANCOCK daughter of L. M. Hancock; born Sept. 24, 1827; died Mar. 9, 1846. Middle Tenn.

ELIZABETH HANNER HAMILTON only child of James W. and Mary E. Hamilton died Murfreesboro, Tenn., March 9, 1846 aged 5 years and 4 months [September 1840].


April 17, 1846

ISABEL H. STAFFORD born Montgomery Co., Ky., July 7, 1806; daughter of James and Hannah Elliott; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. in 1833 and married Rev. James Stafford, Presbyterian preacher. She died of winter fever in Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, Feb. 13, 1846.

MARGARET TAYLOR born 1784; member of Methodist Church for 46 years; died a mile west of Gallatin, Tenn., March 25, 1846.


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INFORMATION WANTED. JAMES G. HEFFINGTON was reared in Sumner Co., Tenn. by the Rev. James Gwinn and when last heard from he was in Jackson, Miss. His brother, ISAAC HEFFINGTON was reared in Giles Co., Tenn. and moved to Lauderdale Co., Ala. where he lived until about 1834 when he left with the intention of finding his brother, James G. Neither of the brothers had been heard from for many years. Their brother, John L. Heffington and Joseph Bond, living in Polk Co., MO wanted to know their present whereabouts.

ALEXANDER M. MONTGOMERY died Pikeville, Tenn., March 17, 1846.

MARY STORRS SMITH born Caroline Co., Va., 1782 and with husband, John Smith, moved to Henry Co., Ky. many years ago; died March 9, 1846; six sons.

POLLY ANN PEEK daughter of John and Amelia Pertle, born Washington Co., Ky., August 1795; her father was a Methodist local preacher; married George Peek, 1820; died Feb. 11, 1846; eight children.


April 24, 1846

ANDREW BROWN died Feb. 16, 1846 aged 48 years; seven children. Arkansas.

ELIZABETH J. McCLELIN daughter of Nicholas and Mary Gainestaff, Monroe Co., Ky.; born Carter Co., Tenn., Jan. 24, 1819; married Samuel McClelin, November 26, 1841; died Mar. 29, 1846.

SALLY COOPER wife of William H. Cooper; daughter of Andrew and Franky Field, died Feb. 14, 1846 aged 29 years. Cumberland Presbyterian.

ELISHA T. BOND died January 5, 1846 in residence of his father, Elisha Bond, Henderson Co., Tenn. in the 20th year of his age.

MARTHA BELL JONES died in residence of her mother, Mrs. Mary Jones, Bowling Green, Ky., Feb. 23, 1846 in the 21st year of her age; consumption.

MARY AGNES COX wife of Henry Cox, Warren Co., Ky.; daughter of Mrs. Mary B. Bacon; died of measles in Bowling Green, Ky., Jan. 2, 1847 in the 21st year of her age.

CHARLES HOLLAND born in Pennsylvania; at age of 15 years he moved with his parents to Abbeville District, S.C. (before the American Revolution); when the revolution broke out he enlisted and served for seven years; after the war he returned to S.C., married and farmed; moved to Miss., 1811; died in Choctaw Co., Miss., Feb. 22, 1846 aged 98 years and 10 months old [April 22, 1747]. [His pension application, S7027, bears his birthdate as April 2, 1758.]

NEEDHAM RAIFORD born Johnson Co., N.C., Feb. 3, 1787; moved to Hardeman Co., Tenn., then to McNairy Co., Tenn. where he died recently.

MARTHA E. BIRKHEAD died Dec. 6, 1845 in the 17th year of her age.

Rev. JOHNSON B. FIELDS, a member of the Indian Mission Conference died Feb. 9, 1846.

MARY CAROLINE CUMMINGS died Feb. 22, 1846 aged 7 years, 5 months [September 22, 1838].

MARY JANE BATEY wife of George W. Batey died in Huntsville, Texas, March 1, 1846 aged 24 years; had moved about six years ago from Rutherford Co., Tenn. to Texas; two children.

THOMAS WILKS died Feb. 19, 1846, in his grandson, Thomas Wilks, Jr. 's house, Monroe Co., Miss. in his 89th year of age; born Richmond, Va., 1787 [1757]; moved after participating in the American Revolution to Laurens Dist., S.C.; to Monroe Co., Miss., 1840 where he died. [His pension application, S7927, reveals that he was born in Charlotte Co., Va., 1759 and lived and made the various moves mentioned in his obituary.]


May 1, 1846

JAMES HENNESSEE born Warren Co., Tenn., July 25, 1811; died White Co., Tenn., Feb. 16, 1846.

VASHTI RIGGS wife of Silas Riggs; died Kenton Co., Ky., Feb. 7, 1846; born Va., Aug. 2l, 177l moved with parents to Pennsylvania where she married and then moved to Kentucky.


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CATHARINE GREEN wife of Nathaniel Green; daughter of Amariah and Catharine Chapin; born Feb. 3, 1827; died Boone Co., Ky., January 28, 1846.

BARTLETT HILLIARD born New Kent Co., Va., Feb. 28, 1770; he was an infant when his father died. He married a daughter of David Moss and moved to Mercer Co., Ky.; then to Green Co., Ky. about 1797; he died of erysipelas, Dec. 6, 1845.

HENRIETTA S. ROZELL wife of Ashley B. Rozell; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., March 25, 1846 in the 36th year of her age; five children.


May 8, 1846

FRANCES JOHNSTON wife of D. C. Johnston; daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Porter; born Caswell Co., N.C., Feb. 8, 1787; her parents died in 1800 and she grew up among "respectable families", eventually moving with a sister to their brother's home in Robertson Co., Tenn. (1816). She died March 20, 1846; one daughter.

ELIZABETH K. MOORE, nee Alstin; born Sept. 20, 1803; married William Moore, 1821; moved to Tenn., October 1839; died Lauderdale Co., Tenn., Feb. 18, 1846; several daughters.

NANCY ACKERSON died Logan Co., Ky., April 15, 1846 in the 66th year of her age.

CATHARINE MAWDSLEY died St. Louis, MO, March 15, 1846 aged 18 years; member of Wesley Methodist Chapel, there.

MARGARET C. LINEBAUGH born Russellville, Ky., Dec. 23, 1815; married R. B. Mitchell, Robertson Co., Tenn., Oct. 13, 1825 and died April 15, 1846; four children.

JANE HAMEL wife of Charles Hamel, DeSoto Co.; Miss.; died Feb. 3, 1836 in the 59th year of her age.

Rev. JOHN A. KINGSLEY born Hampshire Co., Mass.; moved with parents to Ashtabula Co., Ohio, then to Jefferson Co., Ky. where he taught school; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1844; died Raymond, Hinds Co., Miss., Feb. 7, 1846 aged 33 years; he was buried in that town.

BIRD KENNEDY died Neshoba Co., Miss., March 7, 1846 in the 27th year of his age; native of Georgia and moved to Mississippi 1840/1; husband and father (4 children).

EDMUND T. GREEN born Mecklenburg Co., Va., July 31, 1808; moved to Tenn., 1831; died Haywood Co., Tenn., March 25, 1846.

MARY E. McKIBBEN stepdaughter of J. McKelvey; died March 27, 1846 aged 16 years. Duck River Circuit, Tennessee Conference.

JOSIAH HOWELL died Oregon Co., MO, March 21, 1846. Born Bertie Co., N.C., 1763; moved to Tenn. 1795; to MO, 1838. One son mentioned was Wilie Howell. [The given name, Wilie, was generally pronounced as Y-ly, not Willie, at this period in time.]


May 15, 1846

ANN ELLEN RUST died Lexington, Ky., March 23, 1846.

SIBBY ELIZABETH FINDLEY wife of James F. Findley; died Pickens Co., Ala., in residence of her father, Rev. R. Shockley, April. 9, 1846 in the 21st year of her age.

EMILY ELIZABETH BOWDON, nee Cooper, wife of William Bowdon, born Orangeburg, S.C., June 20, 1809; moved to Montgomery Co., Ala.; died Autauga Co., Ala., March 30, 1846.

EMIRA JANE CASON wife of William R. Cason; daughter of Dickey and Susan P. Chapel; died April 9, 1846; left an infant son.

SARAH G. KILPATRICK wife of Dr. T. J. Kilpatrick died April 15, 1846; two children.

TABITHA THURMAN wife of William Thurman, Giles Co., Tenn.; born Bedford Co., Va., 1787; died March 27, 1846.

SARAH ANN BRIDGES dau. of Dr. Edward Jones; died Hinds Co., Miss., Apr. 4, 1846 aged 18 years.


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MARY ZINN wife of Jacob Zinn; died Pontotoc Co., Miss., Feb. 24, 1846 in the 65th year of her age.


May 22, 1846

Persons killed in the tornado that devastated Grenada, Miss., May 8, 1846: James, son of Dr. S. Whitsett; two children of E. Rosser; one daughter of J. Snyder; one son of R. Coffman; Mr. Plumer; a son of Mr. Kirwin; David Robinson, wife and his father; only son of Mr. J. A. Williamson; Baugh and child; William Eubanks; one son of Rev. Boswell; Henry Allen; two blacks belonging to S. Caldwell; two or three blacks belonging to J. Balfour.

JOSEPH KORNEGAY son of John Kornegay died March 1, 1846 in his 20th year; Memphis.

LYDIA KIMBROUGH born Wake Co., N.C.; died in residence of her son, James Kimbrough, Memphis, May 3, 1846 in the 67th year of her age.

Rev. JOHN L. ABEL died April 23, 1846 in the 54th year of his age; married Elizabeth B., daughter of Rev. Coleman Carlisle, 1818; moved to Hardin Co., Tenn., 1831; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1828.

JERUSHA McDANIEL born N.C.; moved to Tenn., Nov. 1837; to Ark., 1838; died Miss. Co., Ark., Feb. 29, 1846; four children.

L. D. GENTRY born Wilkes Co., N.C.; moved to Marshall Co., Miss., 1838/9 where he died April 29, 1846 in the 30th year of his age.

NANCY WILLIAMSON wife of Robert Williamson; born Nash County, North Carolina, June 13, 1810 moved with her widowed mother to Ga., later to Ala., where in Wilcox County she died April 8, 1846; six children.

MARY WEBB wife of B. R. Webb, formerly of Alabama; died Pontotoc Co., Miss., April 13, 1846 aged 30 years, 8 months and 27 days [July 26, 1815].

THOMAS A. WHITE, SR. born Jefferson Co., Va.; moved to Columbia, Tenn., 1814; to Shelbyville, Tenn., 1825, where he died April 26, 1846 lacking a few days of his 66th birthday.

MILES E. BRADFORD died recently in Brownsville, Tennessee.


May 29, 1846

JANE DASHIELL wife of Captain Dashiell died Nashville, Tenn., May 13, 1846.

SAMUEL McCLELLAN son of Samuel A. McClellan; died Nashville, May 14, 1846 aged 2 years, 8 months and 9 days [September 5, 1843].

AARON DAY born N. J., June 7, 1784; married Martha Garrett, Sept. 3, 1812; died Tuscumbia, Ala., April 29, 1846.

CLARISSA B. PIRTLE wife of John Pirtle, died Ohio Co., Ky., April 12, 1846 in the 40th year of her age.

NANCY WALKER wife of H. W. Walker; born Oct. 12, 1820; died May 9, 1846. Henry Co., Tennessee.

BELINDA C. FLOYD wife of A. W. Floyd, died Jan. 31, 1846 in the 31st year of her age. Talladega Co., Alabama.

B. A. FRANCES PHILLIPS wife of Dr. J. W. Phillips; daughter of General J. N. and Ann Phifer; born Carbarrus Co., N.C., Jan. 20, 1828; died Sharon, Miss., March 4, 1846.

ELIZABETH HOLMES widow of Ahab Holmes; daughter of Robert Ford, Adams Co., Miss.; died Wilkinson Co., Miss., March 8, 1846. Her daughter-in-law, MARY HOLMES, nee Kersey, widow of James Holmes died March 29, 1846.

JOHN HOUSE born Edgecombe Co., N.C., July 29, 1779; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn.; to Sumner Co., Tenn.; to Carroll Co., Tenn. where he died April 6, 1846.

RACHAEL McCARROLL wife of Colonel Israel McCarroll died May 1, 1846 in the 44th year of her age; three sons.


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June 5, 1846

SARAH KYLE wife of Harvey Kyle; daughter of Robert Tapscot (dec), Alabama; died Copiah Co., Miss., March 1846 aged 33 years.

JOHN DRAKE died Mar. 21, 1846 about 50 years old; east Tennessee.

ELIZABETH W. MITCHELL wife of L. E. Mitchell, died Carthage, Tenn., April 30, 1846 in the 30th year of her age; four children.

EUGENIA PULLIAM daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Pulliam (widow), died Oxford, Miss., April 25, 1846 in the 3rd year of her age.

RICHARD GOODWIN son of A. G. and Maria A. Goodwin, died Panola Co., Miss., March 26, 1846 in the 15th year of his age.

A. W. BOON son of Benjamin and Ann Boon, born Feb. 14, 1814; died Madison Co., Tenn., April 26, 1846.

MARIANA THOMAS wife of J. P. Thomas; sister of A. W. Boon, born Feb. 9, 1812; married Dec. 23, 1828; died April 15, 1846.

Rev. ADAM G. MASSENGALE died Walker Co., Ga., Mar. 23, 1846 aged 34 years, 5 days [March 8, 1812]; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, August 1845; Holston Conference.

PERMELIA LARANCE died Marion Co., Ky., March 19, 1846 aged 36 years.

SOPHIA WHITE daughter of Mrs. Winfred White, Davidson Co., Tenn., died Mar. 19, 1846 in the 20th year of her age.

MARY METCALF daughter of John and Elizabeth Garaway; died Feb. 28, 1846 in the 23rd year of her age.

NANCY RAMSEY wife of Rev. Hardy B. Ramsey; daughter of John and Mary Barber and native of Rutherford Co., Tenn.; died Marshall Co., Miss., April 27, 1846 in the 29th year of her age.

JOHN D. HAWKINGS son of Rev. John and Elizabeth Hawkings; died Barren Co., Ky., of consumption Feb. 24, 1846; husband and father (3 children).


June 12, 1846

MARY A. WATKINS died near Meridianville, May 10, 1846 aged 63 years.

JAMES BASCOM PIPKIN son of A. P. and J. F. Pipkin, born Conecah Co., Ala. and died there, April 26, 1846; buried under an oak tree ten miles west of Camden, Alabama.

MARTHA H. BLANCHARD wife of Wilson Blanchard; died Hinds Co., Miss., May 20, 1846 in the 28th year of her age.

JANE BLOODWORTH wife of Jesse Bloodworth died May 23, 1846 in the 44th year of her age.

MARY JACKSON daughter of William and Mary Griffeth; born Sussex Co., Delaware, July 26, 1808; died Shelby Co., MO, Feb. 9, 1846.


June 19, 1846

Rev. LITTLETON FOWLER fifth son of Godfrey and Clora Fowler; born Smith Co., Tenn., Sept. 12, 1802; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, Sept. 30, 1826 labored in the Kentucky and Tennessee conferences; served awhile as a missionary in Texas; delegate to the General Conference of the church and the Convention of Louisville, 1845; died Jan. 27, 1846.

BENJAMIN SYKES, native of Greenville Co., Va.; born 1800; moved to Ala., 1820; entered Methodist ministry in 1825 in which he labored until his death, November 1845.

LYDIA HARKEY wife of Rev. D. Harkey; daughter of John and Sussnnah Burdine; died April 20, 1846.


June 26, 1846

HUGH LOVE born Madison Co., Ala., Nov. 15, 1819; died Rutherford Co., Tenn., May 21, 1846.


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General GEORGE WHITFIELD TERRELL born Nelson Co., Ky., 1803; when he was young, his father, Colonel James Terrell, moved his family to Tennessee. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1827; in 1828 he was appointed district attorney which office he held until he moved to Mississippi in 1836; in the spring of 1840 he moved to Texas and was appointed district judge, including San Augustine and held this post for several years; appointed an Indian commissioner, 1842-1844; went as minister to England for the Republic of Texas in December 1844; on his return to Austin, Texas it was apparent that he was seriously ill with consumption to which he succumbed, May 13, 1846; husband and father (2 children).

MARY ANN EVERETT wife of John Everett, Jr., Washington Co., Ala.; daughter of Josiah and Sarah Rodgers; born Putnam Co., Ga., Jan. 29, 1814; moved to Ala., 1829; died Mar. 27, 1846.

CHARLES YOUNG died Wilson Co., Tenn., Feb. 5, 1846 in 95th year of his age; born and reared in an English village, Mackley. Methodist.

MARY McCULLOUGH born Jessamine Co., Ky., May 12, 1808; married Daniel McCullough, Feb. 1832; died April 28, 1846.

MAHALA OREAR born Boonsboro, Madison Co., Ky., Oct. 23, 1798; died May 17, 1846; married Daniel Orear, 1819.

HIRAM HOLT born Orange Co., N.C.; died Prairie Bluff, Ala., May 5, 1846; spent several years in Bedford Co., Tenn. but moved to Alabama in 1840.

WILLIS HOLDER died Jasper Co., Miss., April 30, 1846 aged 57 years; born Laurens District, S.C., where he married Elizabeth Lantrip and moved to Jackson Co., Miss. where they lived for 26 years, then moved to Jasper County.


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