A GENEALOGICAL MISCELLANY, MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
By Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1996

DEATHS NOTED
IN MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
COURT MINUTE BOOKS 10-16

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Foreword

In older Madison County court minute books the death dates of persons who died intestate (without leaving will) were generally given inthe record when administrators were appointed for their estates. The death dates of persons who died leaving wills are seldom given; generally if dates are noted in the records of probate these are the dates the wills were executed (made). Hence death dates taken from the minute books covered in this publication are mostly from the records of persons who died intestate; some few are from records of persons who died testate. Along with the death date data are mentions of other transactions of the county court covering persons who have lived in Madison County. (Genealogical data has been abstracted and published by the present writer, in four publications, taken from the Madison County will books, 1821-1914.)

DIRECTIONS: GIVEN FIRST IS THE PAGE IN THE MINUTE BOOK IN WHICH RECORD IS FOUND, FOLLOWED BY DATE THE CASE APPEARED IN COURT, THEN THE DECEDENT'S NAME, FOLLOWED BY DATE OF DEATH AND OTHER COMMENTS.

 

Madison County, Tennessee
County Court Minute Book Ten,
October 1865-April 1868

1. October 4, 1865. DAVID O. MARCH died June 27, 1862.

2. October 4, 1865. ROBERT S. REEVES died about October 7, 1862.

7. October 4, 1865. JOFiN B. BOYKIN died July 4, 1865; lived near Gadsden's Station, Madison County. Page 364. Death date given as July 13, 1865.

14. October 6, 1865. GILBERT COZART executed (made) his will "on the 12th day of July 1860 and soon thereafter died without revoking the same."

17. October 6, 1865. SETH Q. WADDELL died in 1862.

17. October 6, 1865. JOHN M. EXUM died June 10, 1864. /Killed, battle of Tishomingo/

18. October 6, 1865. ALFRED JONES died September 1863.

18. October 6, 1865. BATTLE ROBERTSON "killed in the battle of Perryville, Kentucky, which occurred sometime in the fall of 1863."
/Robertson was a private in Co. G, 6th Tenn. Inf. Reg., CSA and was killed at Perryville, October 8, 1862, according to Compiled Military Service Record, Confederate, National Archives./

19. October 6, 1865. SAMUEL S. SYKES died July 1865. Restated on page 361.

19. October 6, 1865. BENJAMIN R. LEWIS died February 1865.

20. October 6, 1865. JAMES M. THOMAS "recently departed this life in Madison County."

21. October 6, 1865. JAMES H. BOON died October 16, 1865.

21. October 6, 1865. AUGUSTUS C. DOWNING "recently departed this life in Madison County."

21-22. October 6, 1865. CALVIN J. BOON died February 1863.

23. October 6, 1865. FRANCIS M. MADDOX "has recently departed this life in Madison County."

23. October 6, 1865. JOHN W. ROWSEY died in 1862.

23. October 6, 1865. ELISHA RAINS died in 1862.

24. October 6, 1865. LEWELYN STATON died June 1864.
/Compiled Military Service Record, Confederate, National Archives, shows that Leweling Staton enlisted in Co. K, 6th Tenn. Inf. Reg., May 15, 1861. Reported killed at battle of Shiloh but actually wounded and captured by Federals and sent to their hospitals. Sent home wounded, August 27, 1863 and subsequently died./

25. October 6, 1865. HUGH HENDERSON died December 1862.

 

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27. October 6, 1865. NATHANIEL MADDOX appointed guardian of his children Margaret E., Martha V. and Nathaniel B. Maddox.

30. November 7, 1865. MIMS C. ADAMS died in 1862.

33. November 7, 1865. JOHN CARTER died September 1865.

40. November 8, 1865. HENDERSON G. DUFFY died January 22, 1865.

41. November 8, 1865. MATTHEW TOMLIN died August 9, 1862.

41. November 8, 1865. PHILIP WHITWORTH died October 9, 1864.

42. November 8, 1865. ROBERT STERLING died in Mobile, Alabama, October 6, 1864.
/His tombstone in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn., bears the death date October 6, 1864. Minute Book 11, page 287, January 4, 1870. Jane Porter Sterling, age about 12; Carrie M. Sterling, age about 9, heirs of Robert Sterling. Their uncle, Alex W. Campbell appt'd. their guardian./

42. November 8, 1865. JAMES W. NANNY died October 19, 1865.

44. November 9, 1865. WILLIAM HARDY died September 1865.

49. December 4, 1865. DAVID NAYS died September 1862.

50. December 4, 1865. ANDREW WILEY died about October 20, 1865.

50. December 4, 1865. BENJAMIN BOON "recently departed this life."

50. December 4, 1865. JESSE BUMPASS died January 1863.

51. December 4, 1865. MICAJAH FLY died May 9, 1864. Page 349, his death is stated to have been May 8, 1864.

52. December 4, 1865. MASLIN GREEN died June 9, 1862.

52. December 4, 1865. HENRY BUTLER died July 12, 1862. Page 3, his death is stated to have been in 1863.

/Minute Book ll, page 127, Jan. 4, 1869. Hi5 widow, HANNAH, died in 1868./

53. December 4, 1865. WILLIAM J. BLYTHE "departed this life. . . sometime in the year of 1863."

53. December 4, 1865. WILLIAM R. BARTON died April 1862.

57. December 4, 1865. SARAH J. ELROD, resident of Madison Co., Tenn. died in Nashville, Tenn. in September 1862.

61. December 5, 1865. GEORGE M. TOMLIN and wife, CORNELIA A. v JOHN J. BOON who was administrator of JOEL MAYO and THOMAS H. MAYO. CORNELIA A. TOMLIN was awarded dower "out of the real estate of JOEL MAYO her deceased husband." One-third of his real estate.

70. December 6, 1865. B. F. STEGALL died "sometime in the year 1864."

83. December 9, 1865. C. W. BARTHOLOMEW died in August 1864.

89. January 2, 1866. WILLIAM J. MADDOX died in 1862.

91. January 2, 1866. WILLIAM H. STONE died January 1864.

94. January 3, 1866. HENDERSON DUFFEY died January 3, 1864.

95. January 3, 1866. ARAMINTA FITZHUGH died summer of 1860.

97. January 3, 1866. R. J. LOCKE died in 1864.

101. January 4, 1866. JOHN A. VINCENT died December 27, 1865.

104. January 5, 1866. FREDERICK R. G. C. REPLOGLE died intestate; no date; settlement of estate complete except for division of land.
/His tombstone in the Old Bethlehem Campground Cemetery, near Claybrook, bears the death date September 16, 1857./

107-108. January 5, 1866. Negroes: JOSEPH, age 12 and ALEXANDER, age 10, minors with no one "to protect and support them" were apprenticed until age 21 to their former master, John Irvin.

 

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111. January 6, 1866. Negroes: SUSAN, age 13 and POLLY, age 11, were bound over by their father, JARRETT, to their former owner, Milton Brown, to serve an apprenticeship until age 21. Page 301, September 5, 1866. The Freedmen's Bureau opined that the county court didn't have jurisdiction allowing such indentures so that they girls were returned to their father.

116. February 5, 1866. Negroes: ELIJAH, age about 14, SILAS, age about 13, PAUL, age about 9, HARRIET, age about 7, orphans, were apprenticed until age 21 to their former owner, Alexander Jackson. Page 302, September 5, 1866. The Freedmen's Bureau opined that the county court didn't have jurisdiction allowing such indentures so that the apprenticeship of these children was cancelled.

THERE ARE SEVERAL RECORDED INSTANCES IN WHICH MINOR BLACKS WERE APPRENTICED TO FORMER OWNERS. THIS PRACTICE WAS NATURALLY RESISTED BY THE FREEDMEN'S BUREAU AS IT APPEARED TO BE VIRTUAL IF NOT IN FACT, SLAVERY. THE BUREAU OVERSAW WORK CONTRACTS MADE AMONG WHITE FARMERS AND BLACK FREEDPERSONS AFTER THE CIVIL WAR. THERE WERE MANY SUCH CONTRACTS MADE, BEARING VALUABLE GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION (FAMILY UNITS, AGES OF INDIVIDUALS) WHICH ARE ON MICROFILM "SELECT RECORDS OF THE TENNESSEE FIELD OFFICE OF THE BUREAU OF REFUGEES, FREEDMEN AND ABANDONED LANDS," NATIONAL ARCHIVES, MICROCOPY T-142, ROLL

69. SEE PAGE 42 FOR SEVERAL OTHER RECORDS INCLUDED ON THIS ROLL.

120. February 6, 1866. ADOLPHUS McADOO died May 29, 1862.

125. February 7, 1866. GEORGE G. PERSON died April 6, 1862.
/Person was captain of Co. G, 6th Tenn. Inf. Reg, CSA, killed in the battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862./

141. February 8, 1866. JOHN M. JOHNSON "late of the State of Arkansas has departed this life intestate, leaving an estate in Madison County"; personalty worth $3000. Archibald S. Rogers, administrator.

151. February 10, 1866. WHALEY CASH died October 16, 1863.

172. March 7, 1866. MATILDA McIVER died in 1856.

178. March 8, 1866. CHARLES W. SWEENY died November 1861.

210. April 5, 1866. JAMES W. CARUTHERS died March 1862 leaving 300 acres "in the forks of the forked deer river", Civil District 17, Madison County.

216. April 6, 1866. JOHN NELSON died in 1856.

228. May 7, 1866. JONES ANDREWS, free person of color, minor, bound over as apprentice until age 21 to Andrew Cain.

242. June 4, 1866. ELIZABETH BRYAN died April 22, 1866.

244. June 4, 1866. JAMES T. EMERSON died April 1862.

259. July 2, 1866. WILLIAM ALEXANDER, FELIX RUTHERFORD, JOHN IRVIN, RADFORD WITHERS, HOWELL H. WOODSON, JOEL R. CHAPPELL appointed commissioners "to select a site for the erection of a 'Poor House' and its cost. " To report to next term of court.
/For more about the "Poor House" see pages 24-29./

278. August 7, 1866. REDMOND MAYO died in Arkansas, 1862.

291. September 3, 1866. SANDFORD R. SHOCKLIE "recently died in Madison County."

294. September 3, 1866. PALINA UTLEY died in 1859.

297. September 4, 1866. DAVID C. EWING died in 1858, whose widow, SOPHIA, remarrie to C. W. Davis.

302. September 6, 1866. SAMUEL W. ELROD died in Texas, leaving a will probated there, leaving property in Madison County. James K. Stephens appointed administrator for this particular part of Elrod's estate.

 

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329. November 6, 1866. DAVID WATFORD died in 1865, leaving about 1700 acres. Real estate divided into 3 shares: 1. MARTHA A. ASKEW, Watford's dau. and wife of Alexander Askew. 2. MARY P. ASKEW, Watford's dau. and wife of Aaron O. Askew. 3. Heirs/children (JOHN C., WILLIAM, HENRIETTA, wife of James N. Greer; MARIETTA E. ASKEW, JENNIE ASKEW, THOMAS ASKEW, ALEXANDER W. ASKEW. Also, VIVIAN ASKEW, son of DAVID ASKEW, dec. Also, children of RACHEL, dec.) of ELIZABETH ANN ASKEW, Watford's dau. and wife of AUGUSTUS ASKEW. Children of RACHEL TOMLINSON, dec. dau. of ELIZABETH ANN ASKEW, were THOMAS, JAMES, GEORGIE ANN and WYATT R. TOMLINSON. See page 5.
/Minute Book 11, page 34, June 2, 1868. VIVIAN AUGUSTUS ASKEW, minor, had benefit from estate of his great-grandfather, DAVID WATFORD. His mother, Virginia Askew was appointed his guardian. She was widow of David Askew./

347. November 8, 1866. NANCY GREEN died November 1865.

357. December 4, 1866. JOHN V. CURLIN married daughter of A. G. BEATY in 1846; she is deceased leaving one child. A. G. BEATY died in May/June 1861.
/Her tombstone in Old Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, reads: AMANDA H., w/o J. V. CURLIN, Dau. of A. G. & ELVIRA BEATY, Oct. 18, 1828-Sept. 16. 1854. Also. MARY E., June 24, 1852-July 25, 1853. ELVIRA V, Sept. 6. 1854-Oct. 12, 1854. Children of J. V. & A. CURLIN. One footstone for all three: A. R. C., M. E. C., E. V. C. Tombstone broken into three pieces. One other tombstone: Wm. A., s of J. V. & A. CURLIN, died May 25. 1850, aged 6 mos. 21 ds.

358. December 5, 1866. SARAH B. STRAYHORN died in 1866.
/Her tombstone in Old Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, north of Mercer, Tenn. bears information that she was wife of DAVID STRAYHORN, and she died July 9, 1866, aged 65 years./

401. January 11, 1867. JOHN F. CLARK died January 19, 1867.
/His tombstone at Brown's Cemetery of f Highway 412 bears only his death year, 1867./

462. May 6, 1867. TILDA GREER "a colored orphan and minor" was placed by her uncle under the charge of John W. Gates and he requests to keep her until she reached age 21; allowed by county court.

485. July 2, 1867. WILLIAM HARBERT, late of Texas "has departed this life." Left large personal estate in Madison County worth two to three thousand dollars. Son-in-law, B. A. Hicks, appointed administrator.

502. August 5, 1867. MARTHA B. EPPS died in Virginia leaving a will probated in that state. Edmond W. Hubard appointed executor in Tenn. as well.

504. August 5, 1867. MARTIN MERIWETHER "a free boy of color", minor, then living with H. A. Meriwether, was apprenticed to him until age 21.

525. September 3, 1867. TIMOTHY P. SCURLOCK died May 20, 1867. Page 538:Widow, ANN H. SCURLOCK. Children: JOSEPH W., KATE L., FANNIE B., CLARENCE, ANN F. SCURLOCK.

536. October 8, 1867. JoHN WATSON died in 1861.

564. December 2, 1867. ANDREW CAIN died December 29, 1867.

594. January 9, 1868. CHARLES C. GATTIS died November 8, 1862; widow, MARTHA A., had remarried to R. W. Fisher.
/Madison County marriage records show that Richard W. Fisher married Martha A. Gattis, December 11, 1866./

599. February 3, 1868. MAHALA F. HALLINGSFORD died November 13, 1866.

622. March 4, 1868. JOHN R. WOOLFOLK had "departed this life" no date.
/His tombstone in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. :JOHN R. WOOLFOLK, Born in Spotsylvania Co., Va. Aug. 9, 1819. Died Feb. 8, 1867. Minute Book 10, page 500, July 6, 1867:J. R. Woolfolk was a "law student", over age 21; "a gentleman of good moral character' so that the court approved of the county court clerk providing him with a certificate of character, needed in his application for a license to practice law. Uhquote. J. R. Woolfolk married Julia Preston, June 18, 1861./

 

Madison County, Tennessee
County Court Minute Book Eleven,
April 1868-Dec. 1870

15. April 11, 1868. GEORGE W. HARRIS was paid $25 by county "for the relief and removal of MARY H. SPENCER, to her relatives in Arkansas."

30. June 1, 1868. DANIEL CHAPMAN, "a colored man," had died leaving personal estate worth about $200. George J. Chapman, administrator.

43. July 7, 1868. THOMAS N. BUTLER was deceased. His father, WILLIAM BUTLER, appointed administrator of his estate.

67. September 7, 1868. JAMES HUNTER died June 1865.

76. October 5, 1868. SALLY LUCKEY, colored minor about 7 yrs. old with no relations to care for her was apprenticed to Thomas L. Carter.

78. October 6, 1868. WILLIAM D. BRIGANCE died August 1868.

89. October 9, 1868. WILLIAM ALEXANDER, coroner, paid $10 by county "for holding inquest on JOHN BOYKIN Aug. 25th 1868."

91. October 9, 1868. JAS. F. HADAWAY paid $8 by county "for making coffin, digging grave and hauling corpse of JIM SMITH, colored pauper."

97. November 2, 1868. TYSON G. MARCH died October 1868.

108. December 8, 1868. JOHN A. CAUDLE died September 1868.

109. December 811868. R. W. HUDSON died February 1851, leaving widow, MARY, who died in 1864.

115. December 9, 1868. GOODMAN OWEN died May 25, 1868.

123. January 4, 1869. ISAAC V. HARRIS died December 22, 1868.

136. January 7, 1869. JOHN H. TRICE, SR. died December 8, 1860, Henderson Co., Tenn. leaving a minor heir, JOHN H. TRICE, JR. "now" about 8 yrs of age. William K. Walsh appointed his guardian.

PAGES 137-138 are cut out of this minute book.

153. February 2, 1869. WILLIAM H. McCABE died January 30, 1869.

165. February 5, 1869. SILAS W. HODGE paid $10 by county "for coffin & burial expenses of JOHN FOX."

167. March 1, 1869. JOSEPH G. HUDSON died February 1869.

182. April 6, 1869. REGINALD E. BOYKIN died October 5, 1868.

200. August 2, 1869. MELINDA K. MITCHELL died June 1865.

203. August 2, 1869. EWELL L. MASSEY died December 1868.

204. August 2, 1869. ANDREW J. MILLER died May 19, 1869.

209. August 3, 1869. MARY K. HAMILTON was a resident of Madison Co., Tenn. and had been since 1867. She was widow of Rev. JOSEPH R. HAMILTON, formerly of Madison County. She was a dau. of Dr. SMITH of Henderson Station and she had a brother, ROBERT SMITH, who had died about six weeks "ago" in Shelby Co., Tenn. where he had lived for many years. His wife had died in 1861, leaving their two children EDWARD HOUSTON SMITH (died 1865) and GEORGE HAMILTON SMITH, whom she had raised since he was an infant; she applied to county court to adopt him which was allowed.

219. August 6, 1869. ELIZA MERIWETHER'S children, JAMES, ANNIE, THOMAS, KATIE and FRANK MERIWETHER had a deposit of about $20,000 in the Bank of Madison, from her husband and their father, FRANCIS MERIWETHER. John L. H. Tomlin was appointed trustee for them.

223. September 6, 1869. WILLIAM McCALL died in the fall of 1860.

225. September 6, 1869. L. E. TALBOT, Madison Co., Tenn. was issued a certificate of good character preparatory to his applying for license to practice law.

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from page 4
MARTHA ASKEW died Jan. 9; 1877 in 62nd year. Dau. of David Watford, mother of J. D. Askew. (THE JACKSON SUN, January 12, 1877)

 

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250. September 8, 1869. MARY F. WALKER died in 1863.

252. October 4, 1869. WILLIAM A. REID died September 8, 1869.

279. January 4, 1870. JAMES M. STOBAUGH died about November 27, 1869.

279. January 4, 1870. JAMES FRY died October 21, 1869.

280. January 4, 1870. PARIS T. UTLEY died about Dec. 27, 1869.
/His tombstone in Presbyterian Cemetery, Denmark bears death date Dec. 27, 1869./

280. January 4, 1870. JORDAN B. BOON died October 26, 1869. Restated on page 291.

288. January 5, 1870. PETER SIMMONS died October 14, 1869.

289. January 5, 1870. KETURA WHITTENTON "late" of Madison Co. died intestate, leaving small personalty. Felix G. Gibbs as next of kin appointed administrator of her estate.

319. February 8, 1870. RADFORD WITHERS died April 27, 1869. Restated page 524.
/His tombstone, McClellan Cemetery, Bascom Road, bears death date April 27, 1869. Birth date given as February 25, 1810./

319. February 8, 1869. ELIZABETH S., widow of RADFORD WITHERS, died January 3, 1870. Administration of her estate to son, JOHN H. WITHERS and son-in-law, RANSOM B. HICKS.

320. February 8, 1870. A. H. ATKINS died January 14, 1870.

321. February 8, 1870. WILLIAM C. ROBINSON died December 28, 1869.

329. February 9, 1870. MARTIN THOMAS died January 1870.

332. February 9, 1870. MARGARET ANN GOODLOW, formerly MARY ANN JONES, died February 13, 1867 in Arkansas. Husband: ACQUILLA J. GOODLOW.

345. March 7, 1870. WILEY B. BRIGANCE died about February 10, 1870.

347. March 8, 1870. WILLIAM MILTON died about January 1, 1870.

356. March 9, 1870. JOHN R. ALSTON died January 1870.
/His tombstone in Alston Cemetery near Denmark bears death date Jan. 8, 1870./

365. March 10, 1870. NATHAN HALTOM died in 1869.

390. April 5, 1870. JOHN BAXTER died about March 1, 1870.
/Tombstone, Spring Creek Cemetery, bears death date Mar. 1, 1870./

391. April 5, 1870. JOHN W. HAMMERLY died January 21, 1870.

400. April 6, 1870. DONALDSON DEBERRY had died leaving a small estate. Widow, CAROLINE, appointed administratrix of his estate.

406. April 7, 1870. NATHANIEL G. FRENCH died October 28, 1869.

412. May 2, 1870. SUSAN PARKER died March 1870.

412. May 2, 1870. JOHN S. LACY died about April 1, 1870.

413. May 2, 1870. GEORGE T. SHELTON died about April 1, 1870.

423. May 4, 1870. JOHN REID died June 23, 1865.

435. June 6, 1870. RICHARD M. McREE died in 1840, with an estate "long since wound up and settled." Dividends on stock in Union Bank of Tenn. was due his estate. James Bright qualified as administrator of this estate.

484. August 1, 1870. JOHN G. HILL died October 29, 1869 in Mississippi.

485. August 1, 1870. JAMES M. McCANN died March 1870.

495. August 2, 1870. WILLIAM T. ANDERSON died April 9, 1870.
/His tombstone in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date of year only, 1870./

 

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509. October 4, 1870. H. B. GOODWIN paid $25 by county "for support of SI, an old negro man pauper to 1st Oct. 1870. M. F. ROBINSON paid $5 by county "for coffin made for GEORGE HALTOM, colored pauper, Nov. 1865. J. W. BAKER paid $5 by county "for making a coffin for MARIAH SHARP colored pauper, 1870."

511. October 4, 1870. GEORGE W. HAUGHTON died about September 2, 1870. Restated on page 553.
/Tombstone, Askew Cem., bears death date Sept. 2, 1870./

517. October 5, 1870. SAMUEL S. SMITHWICK died August 9, 1870.

529. October 6, 1870. JOHN H. WILLIAMS died May 26, 1870.

529. October 6, 1870. WILLIAM J. HAUGHTON died Monroe Co., Miss. in 1861.

530. October 6, 1870. WILLIAM H. BRYAN died September 20, 1870.

537. November 7, 1870. WILLIAM H. GOWEN died about September 9, 1870.

546. November 8, 1870. JOHN WEST died about September 13, 1870.

549. November 8, 1870. JOHN GILLELAND died in 1870.

551. November 9, 1870. J. N. DILLAHAY died about October 15, 1870.

564. December 5, 1870. JOSEPH W. EXUM died April 5, 1870.

565. December 5, 1870. MARGARET NANNY died about October 15, 1870.

566. December 5, 1870. CHARLES FENNER DICKINSON, minor, died September 1869.

566. December 5, 1870. LUCY SANFORD died about August 2, 1870.

567. December 5, 1870. EMILY WILLIAMS died November 27, 1870.

573. December 6, 1870. ELIzABETH DUFFEY died November 10, 1870.

 

Madison County, Tennessee
County Court Minute Book Twelve,
Dec. 1870-Oct. 1873

17. January 2, 1871. W. P. LACY paid $16 by county "for making coffin for THOMAS WILLIAMS pauper and AMANDA KING, pauper, 1870."

39. February 6, 1871. LETITIA DUFFY died about January 15, 1871.

47. February 6, 187l. JAMES HUGHES died about September 28, 1870.
/His tombstone in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date September 27, 1870./

49. February 8, 1871. P. N. SMITH died about August 13, 1870.

53. February 8, 1871. DAVID CARTER died about December 29, 1870.

102. April 6, 1871. First inmates at the "Poor House or Asylum", with date each received there:

WHITE
THOMAS McINTYRE, Jan. 4, 187l, age 60, diabetes and blindness
W. T. OLIVER, Jan. 5, 1871, age 10, spinal affection, idiot
C. A. EVANS, Jan. 7, 1871, age 27, female character "disease"
EDMUND SANDERS, Jan. 11, 1871, age 75-80, general debility
JASPER REAMS, Jan . 14, 1871, age 18, blind
JOSEPH EVANS, Jan. 7, 1871, age 3, deserted by parents
BLACK
MATILDA HOLT, Jan. 2, 1871, age 75-80, blind
ADAM WALKER, Jan. 3, 1871, age 80-100, old age
CHARLEY ARMOUR, Jan. 5, 1871, age 35, rheumatism
COLLY DAVIS, Jan. 5, 1871, age 50, broken thigh
BETTY BONNER, Jan. 23, 1871, age 75-80, old age
JERRY LANE, Feb. 15, 1871, age 80, decrepitude
MAJOR DAVIS, Jan. 5, 1871, age 7
Total of 13 inmates

 

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104. April 6, 1871. JACOB E. VANHOOK died in 1868.
/His tombstone in the Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery, Westover, bears his death date August 7, 1868./

126. June 6, 1871. COLBERT JACKSON died Webster Co., Missouri, 1860/61.

159. September 5, 1871. AUGUSTUS REID died about April 1, 1871.

160. September 5, 1871. WILLIAM MALLERY died November 1870.

163. September 6, 1871. ROBERT MONTGOMERY died about July 14, 1864.

170. October 3, 1871. JAS. F. HADAWAY paid $8 by county "for digging graves for SALLY TOMLINSON & LIZZIE."

176. October 4, 187l. EVELINE B. TAYLOR died March 1871.

180. October 4, 1871. JOHN H. WILLIAMS died May 26, 1870.

189. November 6, 1871. REBECCA C. FRAZIER died September 17, 1871.

190. November 6, 1871. ADAM BROWN died 1864. Son A. F. BROWN had "settled up estate" and moved to Ark. Assets of about $1000 have come into estate, and Elisha P. Lowrance appointed administrator of this estate.
/His tombstone at Brown's Cemetery off Highway 412 bears death date November 19, 1864. In a letter dated August 13, 1945, Nashville, Tenn. written to Emma Inman Williams, Jackson, Tenn. (Emma Inman Williams Collection, Tenn. Room, Jackson-Madison Co. Library), Laura Brown Pardue Pace, wife of Rev. Joseph C. Pace, granddaughter of Adam Brown, mentions that her grandfather, ADAM BROWN was born in Richmond, Virginia. His wife was AQUILLA TEASLEY BROWN, born in Georgia. Their children were:1. NANCY BUCHANAN BROWN /wife of Elisha P. Lowrance./; 2. MARY BROWN, nicknamed Polly, married a Mclntosh; 3. HENRY BROWN, whose wife's name was Sally; 4. GEORGE BROWN; 5. EMILY BROWN, married an Autrey; 6. ANN BROWN, married a Mason and a Dallom; 7. JAMES BROWN; 8. (Dr.) ANDREW BROWN; 9. ELIZABETH CATHERINE BROWN, 1830-1898, married Nathan Moore, 1820-1853, three children and Joseph John Pardue, two children, including Mrs. Pace./

195. November 7, 1871. "When it was announced that the father-in-law of the chairman /Joel R. Chappell/ of this court, JAMES B. CONGER, an aged and highly respected citizen of Jackson, had this morning departed this life it was ordered that /as/ an expression of sympathy and respect, the court should adjourn until after his burial tomorrow."
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Nov. 11, 187l. Major J. B. CONGER died Nov. 7 in his 80th year; born in N.C.; been resident of Jackson over 40 years; a "valued contributor" to the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN./

206. December 4, 1871. LYDIA BUNTIN died June 27, 1862.

207. December 4, 1871. LINDLY BAIRD died about November 24, 1871.

223. December 6, 1871. WYNN SHELTON died July 15, 1871.
/His tombstone in the Harper-Shelton Cemetery off Steam Mill Ferry Rd. bears death date July 15, 1871./

225. December 7, 1871. JOHN M. EXUM died 1864 with 300 acres in Civil District 15, about 4 miles north of Jackson, upon which he had lived. Widow remarried D. C. Tally.
/Dudley C. Talley married Martha A. Exum, January 13, 1870./

251. January 3, 1872. JAMES FRY died October 21, 1869.

251. JOHN CHUN died July 1871.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Aug. 12, 1871. JOHN H. CHUN died Aug. 3 with inflammation of bowels; "a most industrious and worthy man."/

257. January 4, 1872. ROBERT CONNELLY, colored child, 11 years old, child of JAMES CONNELLY, deceased, had no regular guardian; as he may have been due government pension through his father, his grandfather, Benjamin Cain, was appointed his legal guardian.

 

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263. January 5, 1872. SAMUEL C. COBB died May 1868.
/His tombstone in the Old Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, north of Mercer, Tenn. bears death date May 22, 1869./

272. February 5, 1872. CHARLES B. JESTER died about January 1, 1872.

273. February 5, 1872. Mrs. ANN EDWARDS died about December 11, 1872.

279. February 6, 1872. AVERY HUNT died January 1867.

280. February 6, 1872. Mrs. MARIAH L. HUNT died January 5, 1872.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Jan. 13, 1872. MARY LOUISE, widow of Avery HUNT died in Paris, Tenn. January 5th in her 45th year./

289. March 4, i872. JAMES N. WATT died January 1872.

291. March 4, 1872. ELIZABETH EPPERSON died in 1870.
/Her tombstone in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date September 12, 1870./

291. March 4, 1872. JOHN R. MURCHISON died about Jan. 29, 1872.
/His tombstone at Mt. Tabor Cemetery near Medon bears death date Jan. 29, 1872. WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Feb. 3, 1872. JOHN R. MURCHISON died Jan. 29 at Medon in his 33rd year; left wife and one child./

299. March 6, 1872. WILLIAM SAVAGE died in 1858.

310. April 1, 1872. WILLIAM G. BLYTHE died March 3, 1872.

311. April 2, 1872. Mrs. SARAH WINCHESTER died about March 28, 1872.
/Her tombstone in the Winchester Cemetery, Medon, Tenn. bears death date March 25, 1872./
See pages 30-31, for more about Winchester family.

312. April 2, 1872. Miss SARAH S. WINCHESTER died about March 13, 1872.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, April 6, 1872. Miss S. S. WINCHESTER died March 12 near Medon. Her mother, Mrs. SARAH WINCHESTER died March 28. SARAH S. WINCHESTER'S tombstone, near her mother's, bears death date March 13, 1872./

294. January 2, 1872. W. D. WINCHESTER left a will and was now"dead."
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Jan. 6, 1872. At his residence near Medon, Tenn., WILLIAM D. WINCHESTER, died Dec. 24, 1871 about fifty years old./

328. May 6, 1872. STEPHEN MOORE died about April 26, 1872.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., May 11, 1872. STEPHEN MOORE, esquire, died near Mason's Grove, April 26 in his 57th year; left wife and 13 children; member of Christian Church./

334. May 7, 1872. Mrs. LUCINDA ADKINS died about April 1, 1871.

344. May 8, 1872. BESTER JENKINS, colored, died about Nov. 3, 1870.

346. June 3, 1872. JOHN H. RAY died about May 7, 1872.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., May 11, 1872. JOHN RAY died near Pinson, Tenn., May 6, in 52nd year of life./

347. June 3, 1872. W. W. FREELING died April 9, 1872.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., April 13, 1872. Dr. W. W. FREELING died April 9, in his 57th year at Pinson, Tennessee./

351. June 4, 1872. JAMES BAIN, SR. died February 17, 1872.

366. July 3, 1872. JAMES BLAIR died about Dec. 24, 1871.
/His tombstone in Blair's Chapel Cemetery off Steam Mill Ferry Rd. bears death date December 24, 1871. WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1872. JAMES BLAIR died Dec. 24, 1871 about 60 years old. One of county's pioneers. Resolution of Respect for him, dated Jan. 8th, at Payne's Chapel, Jackson, appeared in Jan. 13, 1872 issue of this newspaper./

367. July 3, 1872. BENJAMIN TYSON died in Haywood Co., Tenn. in 1871.

383. August 6, 1872. FORDHAM BLACKMON had "departed this life" no date.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., July 6, 1872. FORDHAM BLACKMON died July 2 in his 77th year; lived 10 miles east of Jackson. Class leader in Methodist Church for 35 years. Blackmon's tombstone, Brown's Church, definitely has inscribed death date JANUARY 1, 1872. Born Jan. 2. 1796. Evidently incorrect on tombstone for death date./

 

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423. September 3, 1872. ELIZABETH JACKSON died about October 30, 1866; she had been a pensioner of U.S. government.

437. October 7, 1872. WILLIAM M. DUNAWAY died about August 22, 1872.
/His tombstone in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date August 22, 1872. WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 24, 1872. Colonel WILLIAM DUNAWAY, mayor-elect of Jackson, Tenn. died August 22./

438. October 8, 1872. JORN COMPTON died May 10, 1872. /WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., May 18, 1872. JOHN COMPTON died May 10, 1872 in his 92nd year; lived in Madison Co. before it was established; near Andrew Chapel./

439. October 8, 1872. JAMES M. WEATHERLY died in 1872. Restated, Minute Book 14, page 230.
/His tombstone, J. MORRIS WEATHERLY, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date August 17, 1872. WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 24, 1872. J. M. WEATHERLY died August 17 in his 47th year; left wife and six children./

449. October 9, 1872. BAALAM NEWSOM died September 1872; wife had predeceased him.

452. October 9, 1872. P. M. HUDDLESTON died February 22, 1872.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., March 2, 1872. PLEASANT HUDDLESTON died Feb. 23, 1872, in Jackson, in his 65th year./

453. October 9, 1872. JOHN W. ROBESON died May 8, 1872.

46O. Novei~ibar 4, 1872. DAVID REID died 1858, leaving widow SOPHIA and she made over her interest in estate to her children Alexander D. Reid, Mary F. Lyon, wife of Wade W. Lyon; Jane A. Cartmell, wife of Martin Cartmell; Sophia Reid; Ellen M. Reid.
/His tombstone in Presbyterian Cemetery, Denmark, Tenn. bears death date August 28, 1858./

471. November 6, 1872. G. W. LILLIARD died October 16, 1872.

486. December 2, 1872. JOHNBRADBERRY died November 11, 1872. Restated on page 679.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Nov. 16, 1872. JOHN BRADBURY died near Spring Creek, November 11. Born May 6, 1786. "He settled upon the place where he died in 1819." In an article "The Country We Live In" written by Ezekial B. Mason, in the WHIG-TRIBUNE, Sept. 14, 1872, he wrote, "We have in our own county some of the oldest pioneers and citizens in West Tennessee. JOHN BRADBURY is now living and is the only man who raised a crop of corn in 1819. He is about 90 years of age."/

487. December 2, 1872. ALEXANDER ASKEW died November 1872.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Nov. 16, 1872. ALEXANDER ASKEW died in his residence near Spring Creek, Nov. 10. Born in Bertie Co., N.C., 1810; over thirty years a resident of Madison County. Tombstone, Askew Cem., bears death date Nov. 10, 1872. Birth date Oct. 10, 1810./

491. December 3, 1872. JAMES W. McKNIGHT died about November 20, 1872.

553. February 3, 1872. JOHN M. BRADBERRY died January 20, 1873.

555. February 3, 1873. GABRIEL CHANDLER executed a will and "he has since died."
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Dec. 21, 1872. GABRIEL CHANDLER died Dec. 16, in his 86th year of age; lived 5 miles north of Jackson./

563. February 4, 1873. JAMES M. ALEXANDER was deceased; will probated.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Dec. 7, 1872. JAMES M. ALEXANDER died Nov. 7; over 60 years of age; bachelor, lived 7 miles southwest of Jackson./

577. March 4, 1873. WILLIAM R. COLLIER died January 1873.

579. March 4, 1873. ELIZABETH HOLLOWAY died about January 17, 1873.

613. April 8, 1873. CARTER & HART paid $13 by county "for coffin for smallpox pauper."

623. April 8, 1873. DOROTHA H. ALLISON died March 12, 1869.

634. April 9, 1873. WM. M. SHELTON "departed this life" no date.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., March 1, 1873. WM. M. SHELTON died Feb. 15, about age 54. Baptist./

 

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635. April 9, 1873. JOHN MAGRANE died April 1, 1873.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bearS death date April 1, 1873. WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., April 5, 1873. JOHN MAGRANE died April 1 in 34th year of age; machinist on Mobile & Ohio RR. Wife and one child./

671. May 6, 1873. HEWIT C. PEGUES died March 29, 1873. His father, A. T. Pegues, administrator of his estate. Restated, Minute Book 14, page 83.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., April 5, 1873. HEWETT PEGUES died March 29 in his 30th year; left wife and 4 children. Near Andrew Chapel./

673. May 6, 1873. JOHN B. CARRINGTON died April 30, 1873.

687. May 7, 1873. JAMES EWELL HARRIS died April 23, 1873.

692. June 2, 1873. JAMES WAKEFIELD died May 1873.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, tenn., May 31, 1873. JAMES WAKEFIELD kil;lled by Patrick Joyce wilt a baseball club, Jackson, May 29, during an altercation./

702. June 4, 1873. HORACE WASHINGTON, colored, died about May 29, 1873.

724. July 7, 1873. W. A. SANFORD paid $5 by county "for making 1 large coffin for Wm. Dickson, a pauper, as per a/c rendered.'

750. August 4, 1873. ADOLPHUS BRITTON was deceased; will probated.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., May 24, 1873. ADOLPHUS A. BRITTON died this week in 57th year. Born Chesterfield Co., Va.; resident of Madison Co. about 30 years./

770. September 1, 1873. JAMES A. SHAW died November 1873.

771. September 1, 1873. STEPHEN JOHNSON had "departed this life" no date.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1873. STEPHEN JOHNSON, born Jefferson Co., Tenn., June 21, 1803;died August 3, 1873 near Spring Creek; professed religion Dec. 30, 1830; baptized in Baptist Church, Jan. 21, 1831. His wife, ELIZABETH, born Jefferson Co., Tenn., May 8, 1808; professed religion 1831; she died May 18, 1864 near Spring Creek; they moved to Madison County in 1846. His tombstone, Fly Cemetery, bears death date Aug. 2, 1873. Birth date on tombstone June 23, 1803./

776. September 2, 1873. HEZEKIAH J. ALEXANDER died May 31, 1873.

793. October 8, 1873. MARTIN B. KEY died August 18, 1873.
/His tombstone in the Key Cemetery, near Claybrook, Tenn. bears the death date August 20, 1873. WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 23, 1873. MARTIN B. KEY died August 20 about 48 years old; near Claybrook./

793. October 8, 1873. WILLIAM BOON died August 29, 1873.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1873. WILLIAM BOON died August 29.

Another Pioneer Gone

Wm. Boone, esq., died at his residence in Madison County, Tenn., 29th August 1873. Aged 65 years and 10 days.
He was born in Franklin County, North Carolina on the 19th of August 1808. Moved to Tennessee with his father in the year 1823. Married Lucretia, daughter of William and Jane Doak, Oct. 13, 1831. Was elected one of the Justices of the Peace for Madison County in the year 1845, which office he has continued to hold until the day of his death twenty-eight years.
In all the relations of life, W. Boon was a good and true man, an affectionate father, a devoted brother, and a friend always steady in his attachments. He leaves a void in his neighborhood, and family circle which no one can fill, and death itself can only obliterate from memory of those who survive him, the tender associations that cluster about his honored name.

B. W. B.

 

Madison County, Tennessee
County Court Minute Book Thirteen,
Oct. 1873-Dec. 1875

1. ALLEN PUCKETT, colored, died about July 1, 1872.

15. November 15, 1873. MARSHALL DUFFY died March 1873.

30. December 1, 1873. THOMAS BLAIR died Oct. 1873.

31. Decernber 1, 1873. GUILFORD BUNTIN died Nov. 21. 1873.

31. December 1, 1873. COUNCIL BUNTIN died Nov. 24, 1873.

32. December 1, 1873. SABRA BUNTIN died November 22, 1873.

34. December 2, 1873. JAMES M. TOMLINSON died July 6, 1864.

60. January 7, 1874. HENRY OWEN died October 1873.

62. January 7, 1874. W. A. MORGAN died December 1873.

66. January 7, 1874. CATHERINE COYNE died January 1873.

71. January 8, 1874. COLYER PERSON, alias FOGG, colored, died fall of 1873.

 

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79. January 9, 1874. WILLIAM R. POOL died about July 30, 1873.

86. February 2, 1874. THOMAS F. BERRY died about Dec. 31, 1873, leaving wife MARY P., formerly Pearson, who requested that her brother, Jonathan D. Pearson be appointed administrator of late husband's estate; allowed.
/His tombstone in Key Cemetery near Claybrook, Tenn. bears death date Jan. 21, 1874. WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Jan. 24, 1874, gives death date Jan. 21./

87. February 2, 1874. SILAS VALENTINE died January 17, 1874.

91. February 3, 1874. DREW L. DEBERRY died about January 12, 1874.

99. February 4, 1874. WILLIAM H. KING died about December 10, 1872. Restated on page 135.

119. March 2, 1874. PARMELIA W. JENNINGS died November 1873.

120. March 2, 1874. TURNER JONES died February 1874.

131. March 3, 1874. ROBERT GILL died about February 11, 1874.

138. March 3, 1874. FRANCIS M. SHARP died February 8, 1874.

144. March 5, 1874. ROWLAND GOOCH died December 1873.

145. March 5, 1874. PETER DUFFEY died in 1873.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., June 28, 1873. PETER DUFFEY died June 18 about 38 years old. Native of Canada, lived in Jackson more than 10 years. Roman Catholic./

165. April 6, 1874. Mrs. MARY VALENTINE died March 26, 1874.

171. April 7, 1874. MATT BEASLEY was paid $5 by the county "for making coffin for ADLINE GODLEY, colored pauper, April 3, 1874."

171. April 7, 1874. JIM COLLIER was paid $5 "for making coffin for LUCY DAVIS, pauper in 1871."

174. April 8, 1874. RUTRY E. FREEMAN died about July 9, 1864.

175. April 8, 1874. MARY E. RAMSEY died Columbus, Miss. February 1874.

185. April 9, 1874. RICHARD GOLDEN died October 1872.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., October 12, 1872. "Old DICK GOLDEN" died October 4, at home in forks of the river in his 97th year./

192. April 13, 1874. ROBERT A. CATHEY died about March 21, 1874.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., March 28, 1874. ROBERT A. CATHEY died March 21, in his 46th year, near Jackson./

195. May 4, 1874. WILLIAM MALACHI ALLISON died about March 14, 1874.

196. May 4, 1874. JAMES R. ANDERSON died about January 21, 1874.

246. July 8, 1874. GILLIAM J. MOORE died about June 9, 1874.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date June 14, 1874. WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., June 20, 1874. GILLIAM MOORE died June 14 at the home of his father./

247. JOHN P. VANN died May 1874. Widow, C. C. Vann.
John C. Vann died May 30, 1874 Hot Springs, Ark. (WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, June 6, 1874). WHIG-TRIBUNE, Oct. 21, 1871. JOHN P. VANN married CALISTA EWING, Oct. 10, 1871.

256. August 4, 1874. W. A. McDADE died August 1, 1874.

260. August 7, 1874. WILLIAM POPE was deceased; will probated.
/His tombstone, Old Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, north of Mercer, bears death date Nov. 10, 1872. Born Feb. 28, 1804. Also, will shows he left $100 to this church. WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1872. WILLIAM POPE died Nov. 10 aged 65 years; been in county 36 years. Member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church; buried at Ebenezer where he had been a member since the church was built 34 years ago./

285. September 7, 1874. WILLIAM T. GILL died about August 20, 1874.

294. September 8, 1874. JOHN B. HOPPER died about August 28, 1874.

303. September 9, 1874. THADDEUS POPE died about April 26, 1874.
/His tombstone, Mt. Tabor Cemetery bears death date April 25, 1874./

 

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333. October 6, 1874. HENRY BARRIER, formerly a member of county court, died August 1874. Resolutions of respect to be prepared. Pages 335-336. Copy of these resolutions, to the memory of Barrier "oldest member of this court, "October 6, 1874. Page 353. Death date given as August 12, 1874.
/His tombstone in Shady Grove Cemetery near Mercer bears death date August 12, 1874. WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Oct. 17, 1874. Text of resolutions of respect to memory of Barrier printed the same as appeared in the minute book./

336. October 6, 1874. ELIZABETH S. MARTIN died May 1873.

338. October 6, 1874. GEORGE W. EDWARDS died September 1874.

351. November 2, 1874. ALEXANDER HANSFORD, late of Bourbon Co., Kentucky, died about Jan. 22, 1874 in Madison County. Nephew, R. W. Owen, administrator.

352. November 2, 1874. SIDNEY P. JONES died about September 7, 1874.

371. December 7, 1874. JOSEPH TAYLOR, colored, died about November 15, 1874.

380. December 8, 1874. JOHN W. CAMPBELL died June 29, 1874.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date June 30, 1874. Obituary in WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., July 4, 1874, gives his death date as June 30./

381. December 8, 1874. SOLOMON WHITTENTON died about November 2, 1874; left wife and six children.

396. December 14, 1874. MARY A. HUDSON died about November 10, 1874.

427. January 6, 1875. ZACHARIA ELLYSON died Bertie Co., N.C. about March 1, 1870. Thomas J. Ellyson, only child, appointed special administrator of his estate for assets in Madison County.

454. February 5, 1875. H. C. McCUTCHEN died about January 27, 1875.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date only by year, 1875./

460. March 1, 1875. OTHNIEL WHITTENTON died January 1875.

463. March 1, 1875. A. H. DIVINEY died in Missouri about last of January 1875.

480. March 8, 1875. J. R. FERGUSON died about November 27, 1875.

494. April 6, 1875. AUSTIN W. ELROD died March 17, 1875, unmarried.

495. April 6, 1875. RACHAEL CHIPMAN, administrator of her late husband, WASHINGTON CHIPMAN's estate, died February 27, 1875.

521. April 13, 1875. WILLIAM ROBINSON died August 17, 1873.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., August 23, 1873. WILLIAM ROBINSON died August 17 in 76th year, near Jackson. Born in Kentucky, 1796; moved to Smith Co., Tenn. when a boy; volunteer in War of 1812; married ELIZABETH McGEE, 1819. Soldier in Indian war, 1816; moved to Madison Co., 1823. Professed religion in 1849. Baptist. In the Bible of William Robinson, d. 1873, publisbed by W. Greenough, Lunenburg, Mass., 1826, now owned by Ardrew J. Robinson, Jr., Madison Co., Tenn., is written date, April 1828, it was purchased for $1. Also written Wm. Robinson was /born/ February /born/ February 18th, A. D. 17__ /torn/. Elizabeth Robinson /wife/ of William Robinson born March 11, A.D. 1796. Married June 15th 1819./

522. May 3, 1875. SUSAN BALLARD died July 1870.

523. May 3, 1875. ELIZABETH GARDNER died in 1874.

538. May 11, 1875. HINTON WALKER died April 19, 1875. Page 612, stated to have died April 18, 1875. Minute Book 14, page 309, death date, April 19, 1875.

551. June 11, 1875. SAMUEL H. BRAZELTON died June 7, 1875.

576. August 4, 1875. JOHN N. BARNETT died August 12, 1875.

590. October 5, 1875. NANCY BARNETT died September 1875.

591. October 5, 1875. RHODA VERNON, formerly WOOD, died September 5, 1875.

595. October 6, 18?5. THOMAS G. NORVELL died Sept. 28, 1875, left no wife or children. Brother, J. R. NQRVELL requested J. R. Chappell serve as administrator, allowed by court.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date September 28, 1875./

 

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598. October 7, 1875. DANIEL McKINLEY died September 22, 1875.

604. November 1, 1875. DAVID CONNOR died April 1875.

611. November 3, 1875. WOODFORD A. STILL died about September 1, 1875.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn., bears death date only as September 1875./

615. November 4, 1875. HUGH BENNETT died 1853, leaving widow, NANCY.

619. November 10, 1875. HENRY DANNATT died September 30, 1875.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date September 30, 1875.

621. December 6, 1875. J. W. LEWIS died October 5, 1875.
/The JACKSON SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1875. J. W. LEWIS died Oct. 5, 1875, Spring Creek./

625. December 7, 1875. MARY P. ASKEW died about April 25, 1875.

628. December 8, 1875. ELIZABETH M. BARNETT died November 28, 1875.

630. December 11, 1875. GEORGE PICKETT died about November 12, 1875.

 

Madison County, Tennessee
County Court Minute Book Fourteen,
1876-1878

3. January 3, 1876. THOMAS H. WILLIE appointed guardian of JAMES M. WILLIE, lunatic.

4. January 3, 1876. MARY D. LEE died December 19, 1875.

5. January 4, 1876. F. A. KEELEN was paid $8. 50 by county "for holding inquest over dead body of ALEXANDER MERIWETHER. "
/ALEX. HERIWETHER, colored, was killed October 23, 1875 in Denmark. (THE JACKSON SUN, Jackson, Tenn., October 29, 1875)/

9. January 5, 1876. LORENZO GOODELL died about December 14, 1875.
/JACKSON-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., December 17, 1875 . LORENZO GOODELL died Dec. 14. Born Homer, Courtland /Cortland Co., New York/ Co. August 30, 1817. Became citizen of Jackson, 1845. Married Laura C. Clark, August 24, 1847. Had one son and two daughters. Member of Presbyterian Church since age fifteen./

11. January 5, 1876. STEPHEN DYER died November 1875.
/The Jackson SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Nov. 19, 1875. STEPHEN DYER died last week./

14. January 6, 1876. G. B. REGION died November 1875.
/JACKSON SUN, Jackson, Tenn., November 19, 1875. Capt. GREEN REGEAN died Nov. 17, aged about 70 years. Had been a watchman at lower depot for nine years and never lost a day or night of work until his final illness./

14. January 6, 1876. THOMAS G. WILLIAMSON died July 16, 1872.

17. January 10, 1876. JOHN L. LANCASTER died 1875.
/JACKSON-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., May 21, 1875. JOHN L. LANCASTER died May 18, about fifty years old./

18. January 10, 1876. ELIZABETH P. HUTCHISON appointed guardian of JOHN, EMMA, DICK, THOMAS, ANNE EDWARDS, MAGGIE and LEVI, orphan minors of late L. B. HERRON.

39. February 7, 1876. JOHN KELLEY died about February 7, 1875. Restated, page 55.

45. February 9, 1876. ANN BRITTON died January 6, 1875.

48. February 10, 1876. J. C. STRATTON died September 25, 1875.

51. March 6, 1876. A. B. CROOK died February 1876.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., February 5, 1876. Capt. A. B. CROOK died Feb. 2, 1876 of pneumonia; in his 49th year, near Henderson. His tombstone in the Henderson, Tenn. cemetery bears death date February 2, 1876. Birth date November 16, 1827./

53. March 6, 1876. JAMES SOWELL died in 1875.

54. March 6, 1876. W. C. HUTCHERSON died November 21, 1875.
/JACKSON-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., November 26, 1875. W. C. HUTCHERSON died Nov. 21 in 71st year. Born in Virginia, 1805; moved in 1820 to the place where he died; married May 1830 to ELIZABETH MAY; left large family./

 

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62. March 9, 1876. J. R. CHAPPELL died February 20, 1876. Restated, page 264.
/Tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date February 20, 1876. JACKSON-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., February 25, 1876. J. R. CHAPPELL died Feb. 21. Born Halifax Co., Va. February 28, 1819; moved to Madison Co., 1836; married oldest sister of P. D. W. Conger; joined Baptist Church, 1838; register of deeds, Madison Co., from 1866 for four years; chairman of county court, 1871. Member of Freemason order./

68. April 3, 1876. JOHN DOAN was paid $17 by county "for expense in carrying Ann Dearmore to lunatic asylum. J. F. NEWTON paid $100 "for services rendered at inquest over the body of WILLIAM KENNEDY. "

74. April 4, 1876. JAMES A. COLLINS died about March 19, 1876. Restated, page 595.
/In 1874-1883 Diary of Amos W. Jones, Methodist Archives, Memphis Conference, Lambuth University Library, Jackson, page 55, JAMES COLLINS is recorded as having been buried March 22, 1876. Tombstone, Riverside: died Mar. 19, 1876./

81. April 5, 1876. P. D. WILLIAMS "departed this life intestate" no date.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., March 25, 1876. P. D. WILLIAMS died March 22./

92. May 3, 1876. GEORGE D. WARD died about April 27, 1876.

93. May 9, 1876. SAMUEL SMITH "recently departed this life. "

100. June 5, 1876. EMMETT SIMS "recently departed this life. "

103. June 6, 1876. JOHN Z. JACKSON died May 6, 1876.
/JACKSON-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., May 19, 1876. J. Z. JACKSON died May 6 in his 40th year of age. Tombstone, Brown's Cemetery, bears death date May 6, 1876./

103. June 13, 1876. SERENA KING died about May 14, 1876.

107. June 13, 1876. EDMUND OUTLAND died May 21, 1876.
/According to Jack D. Wood and Helen Oxley Johnson of Jackson, Tenn. his tombstone in the Montgomery Cemetery near Carroll, Tenn. bears the death date May 21, 1876. Surname spelled OUTLAN on tombstone./

114. July 3, 1876. CHARLES CARTWRIGHT died January 1876.

114. July 3, 1876. JOSHUA WARREN died in Brownsville, Tenn. in residence of Mrs. M. E. Wright, about March 19, 1876.

129. August 9, 1876. Petition of C. G. Bond that F. D. THEUS be found to be a lunatic. Page 135, August 16, 1876. Jurors had found him so and had been so for five months. C. G. Bond made his guardian.

131. August 16, 1876. TILMAN F. ATKINSON died October 1866.

142. September 4, 1876. EATON BOND died July 28, 1876.

143. September 4, 1876. THOMAS BROWN, colored, died August 1876.

144. September 5, 1876. GEORGE R. HILLIARD died December 30, 1875. Restated in minute book 15, page 101.
/JACKSON-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1875. GEORGE E. HILLIARD died Dec. 30, aged about 40 years./

166. October 6, 1876. JAMES E. WHITE, citizen of Henry Co., Tenn. died Sept. 1854 leaving a wife and children. Daniel E. Strock held a warrant for 40 acres from White; he was appointed administrator so he could dispose of the warrant.

287. November 9, 1876. WILLIAM INGRAM, colored, died July 1, 1876.

194. December 4, 1876. SOPHIE G. NOEL, resident of Madison Co. died in Henderson Co., Tenn., August 11, 1876.

198. December 6, 1876. JOHN L. BLUE died December 1876.
/JACKSON-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Dec. 22, 1876. JOHN L. BLUE died recently; old, respected citizen./

199. December 6, 1876. J. A. DEAN died October 30, 1876.

 

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200. December 8, 1876. W. H. HUNT died December 17, 1873.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Dec. 20, 1873. WILLIAM H. HUNT died December 17 in his 63rd year. Born in Suffolk Co., Va. ; moved to Madison County almost 50 years ago; married three times; three children with first wife; five children with second wife; two children with third wife./

219. January 2, 1877. JAMES R. NEELY paid $10 by county "for expense in burying wife of JOHN FULLER. "

239. January 16, 1877. ADALINE RUSSELL, colored minor about 16 years old, with no one to care for and protect her except an aged mother "who is of very feeble mind and migratory in her disposition, moving from place to place without cause. " A guardian was appointed for Adaline.

240. January 17, 1877. M. H. WOOLEY died in 1875.

243. February 5, 1877. BEVERLY M. WILLIAMSON died February 3, 1877.

244. February 5, 1877. LYTLE NEWTON died December 1876.

244. February 5, 1877. EBENEZER F. McKNIGHT died in Jackson, January 27, 1877.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date January 28, 1877. JACKSON-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., February 2, 1877 states that he died January 28, 1877, aged about 71 years./

245. February 5, 1877. JAMES H. LAWRENCE died January 4, 1877.

254. February 6, 1877. JERRY JONES, colored, died in the fall of 1875.

267. March 5, 1877. SAMUEL THOMAS died about February 8, 1877.

268. March 5, 1877. E. W. BROWN died about November 17, 1876.

271. March 6, 1877. JOHN MOREN, colored, father of HENRY MOREN, about 14 years old, apprenticed him to P. C. Walker.

283. April 2, 1877. JAMES F. WILLOUGHBY died March 24, 1877.

283. April 2, 1877. J. B. VALENTINE died about February 14, 1877.

294. April 10, 1877. JOHN B. UTLEY "has died intestate" no date.
?Tomstoone, Spring Creek Cem., beras death date Mar. 3, 1877/

296. April 10, 1877. JOHN D. McFARLIN died November 1871.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Feb. 17, 1872. JOHN D. McFARLIN died Nov. 2, 1871. Born July 27, 1839, Spring Creek, Tennessee./

306. May 8, 1877. JAMES M. ALFORD died April 11, 1877.

321. June 12, 1877. DAVID GILL died about June 1876.
/WHIG-TRIBUNE, October 23, 1875. DAVID GILL died October 16 in his 79th year. Born Person Co., N. C. ; married Rebecca Fly of Davidson Co., Tenn. She died in April 1873./

322. June 12, 1877. J. B. LONG died about April 9, 1875.

334. July 2, 1877. JEREMIAH FULLER died April 20, 1877.

355. August 6, 1877. B. T. HUDSON died July 19, 1877.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 17, 24, 1877. B. T. HUDSoN died July 19th, aged 63 years. Born in Mecklenburg Co., N. C. ; came to Madison County in 1827./

358. August 6, 1877. LAURA LEE BENSON, two year old daughter of FRANK and MARY BENSON; father abandoned her and her mother and the wife was in so impoverished a condition that it was agreed that the child could be adopted by John Lake.

359. August 7, 1877. CHARLES MAYNARD died in 1863 or 1864.

361. August 7, 1877. PATIENCE NELSON, free woman of color, died about 17, 18 years ago, testate, leaving small real estate but no personal estate; her will was probated August 1877. R. J. Hays appointed administrator.

362. August 7, 1877. LEWIS JONES died June 1877.

370. September 4, 1877. MARY L. LOCK died July 1876.

370. September 4, 1877. LELA ROBLY, a minor, died September 8, 1876.

371. September 4, 1877. JAMES K. STEPHENS died August 10, 1877.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 24, 1877. JAMES K. STEPHENS died Aug. 10. Born Staunton, Va. 1828; moved to Bolivar, Tenn. in youth; when very young, private secretary to President James K. Polk. An attorney; rnarried Mary Louise Miller. Member of Bar since 1851./

 

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378. HENRY KIRBY died August 4, 1877.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 10, 1877. HENRY KIRBY died August 3 six miles east of Jackson. His tombstone, Brown's Cemetery off Highway 412 bears death date August 4, 1877./

382. October 3, 1877. W. P. MERIWETHER died September 7, 1877.

383-384. October 3, 1877. JOHN EDGAR LEE FUSSELL, about ten years old, a son of JANE FUSSELL, dec. had been placed with her brother, JAMES H. KING (unmarried) who wanted to adopt his nephew, as his natural father was said to have been a "wild reckless fellow who has not paid any attention to his child at all and is seldom in this state. " Court allowed this adoption.

384. October 3, 1877. P. H. NELSON died in 1875.

394. November 5, 1877. JOHN L. HARRIS died September 29, 1877.

394. November 5, 1877. Mrs. REBECCA CONNER died October 12, 1874.

394. November 5, 1877. HENRY RICHARDSON "has died" no date.

398. November 6, 1877. HUGH REVELY "has died" no date.
/Minute Book 15, page 33, death date given as August 1877./

398. November 6, 1877. J. D. TUCKER died October 1877.

400. November 6, 1877. JOSEPH ALLISON died December 12, 1876.

403. November 7, 1877. JOSEPH E. MATTHEWS died about July 1, 1874.

434. January 8, 1878. WILLIAM A. McKNIGHT died Dec. 1877 in home of his father; he was about seven years old; had a legacy of six or seven hundred dollars from Robert Black. Child's father, HAMILTON J. McKNIGHT was appointed administrator of his estate.

449. January 9, 1878. JOHN J. ANDERSON of Madison Co. said to be a lunatic. Jurors appointed to determine the truth of the claim. Pages 531, 533, May 7, 1878, jurors found him to have been a lunatic since Feb. 1876. He had a fifty-two year old wife; children: WYATT about age 28; SAM about age 26; WILLLIAM about age 24; JOHN about age 22; FRANK about age 18. Had a farm of 382 acres known as Willis farm eleven miles east of Jackson; a 1/2 interest in lot on Hays Ave. in Jackson; a lot on Preston St. in Jackson; 1/2 interest in lot on Market St. in Jackson. John J. Blackmon was appointed guardian of J. J. Anderson.

460. February 4, 1878. GEORCE HICKS was deceased; will probated.
/His tombstone, Pleasant Plains Cemetery bears death date February 1, 1878. Birth date given as September 10, 1796. TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Feb. 8, 1878. GEORGE HICKS died February 1. Born in Sussex Co., Va. Sept. 10, 1796; moved to Robertson Co., Tenn. when young; to Madison Co., 1822; married Josie Washington. Brick mason and farmer. Nine sons, eight of whom were living at father's death. In his will dated October 1876 Hicks listed his living sons: Benjamin M., George B., John F., Erasmus F., Kenneth G., Robert A., Ransom R. and Andrew G. Hicks.

458. February 4, 1878. E. J. PATTON (female) died December 27, 1877.

470. February 8, 1878. THOMAS M. DAVIS died in Arkansas in 1877.

474. February 12, 1878. BRYANT NASH, colored, died about September 6, 1877.

481. March 5, 1878. PATRICK LOFTUS "departed this life at a recent date. "

495. April 1, 1878. BENJAMIN GOWANS died March 1878.

 

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486. March 12, 1878. AMANDA EPPERSON, "a single woman of color, " gave birth, on August 27, 1877 to an illegitimate child, fathered by P. R. LITTLE who was ordered by court to provide three years support for child.

500. April 10, 1878. SAMUEL D. BARNETT died April 3, 1878.
/Page 548. July 1, 1878. JACKSON DISPATCH was paid $5 for publishing the county court's tribute to Barnett. Tombstone death date, April 3, 1878./

505. April 15, 1878. Court passed resolutions of respect in memory of F. A. KEELEN, a recent member of the county court.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., April 19, 1878. F. A. KEELEN died April 11 in his residence in Denmark, Tenn. Born Salem, N. C. February 6, 1824; moved to Henderson Co., Tenn. in 1849, then later to Denmark. Married July 1856 to Margaret Neely who died on their wedding trip; married April 1861 to Belle Williamson and had seven children. Presbyterian. Floridore Alexis Keelen./

506. April 18, 1878. QUINTILLIAN WHITTENTEN died in Texas no date.

509. April 16, 1878. ALLEN DEBERRY died July 1877.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., July 30, 1877. ALLEN DEBERRY, son of Mathias and Elizabeth Deberry, born July 10, 1831 and died July 14, 1877. His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, provides only death date: July 1877./

523. May 6, 1878. EMILY BUTLER died in Ark., February 6, 1877.

524. May 6, 1878. HENRY NEWTON died April 9, 1878.

529. May 7, 1878. JOSEPH HAMMERLY "is dead" no date.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., April 12, 1878. JOSEPH HAMMERLY died in Little Rock, Arkansas, no date. His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, bears death date April 11, 1878. Born July 21, 1816./

562. Ju1y 10, 1878. WILLIAM LACKIE died June 1, 1878.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., June 11, 1878. WILLIAM LACKEY died June 1, at age 90 years. Civil District 3./

563. Ju1y 10, 1878. HUGH McKNIGHT died December 5, 1877.

567. August 5, 1878. SARIAH H. GRAVES died July 1878.

578. September 2, 1878. JOHN BOLEJACK died August 27, 1878.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., August 30, 1878. Captain BOWLINGJACK died August 27 on the plantation of W. W. Lyon, a "hard working, honest man. "

605. September 13, 1878. R. M. MAY died June 27, 1878.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., July 12, 1878. Tribute of respect to memory of Capt. R. M. MAY, taken by death in the prime of his life./

607. September 4, 1878. DANIEL GETTY died August 23, 1878.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 30, 1878. Capt. Getty died August 23; was a railroad conductor. His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson bears death date August 23, 1878./

 

Madison County, Tennessee
County Court Minute Book Fifteen,
1878-188l

2. October 7, 1878. PHEBY MAYS died March 10, 1878.

7. October 8, 1878. W. A. FUSSELL died about August 24, 1878.

8. October B, 1878. Dr. THOMAS H. NEWBERN died September 12, 1878. /Dr. THOMAS NEWBERN, SR. died last week in Denmark. He was one of Madison's oldest citizens and a man of prominence"; leader of old time Whig Party. (TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson. Tenn., September 20, 1871)/

11. October 16, 1878. BERRY DAVIS died about October 1, 1878.

13. November 4, 1878. J. G. BURTON died March 15, 1878.

14. November 4, 1878. GEORGE G. HUGHES died October 29, 1878. /See next page./

 

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62. The dower allotted to SALLIE H. HUGHES, widow of George G. Hughes:

 

16. November 6, 1878. ELIAS LOWRANCE died about March 30, 1878.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., April 5, 1878. E. LOWRANCE died March 30, aged about 60 years. Civil District 16. /
/Not to be confused with ELISHA P. LOWRANCE who died in his residence near Browns Church, July 27, abt. 85 years. (THE JACKSON SUN, July 30, 1875) Tombstone dates, Brown's Church: Feb. 20, 1797-July 27, 1875./

20. December 2, 1878. GEORGE W. ROBERTSON died Nov. 1878.
/Tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date November 27, 1878. TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., November 29, 1878. Major G. W. ROBERTSON died November 28, about 48 years old. Railroad official for many years./

21. December 2, 1878. JOHN D. BLAIR died October 3, 1878.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., October 4, 1878. JOHN D. BLAIR died October 3, aged about 25 years./

23. December 4, 1878. JAMES NIXON died about March 10, 1878.

31. January 8, 1879. JOSEPH H. WILLIAMS "has recently died" no date. Page 60, death date given as December 1878.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., December 13, 1878. JOSEPH H. WILLIAMS died December 12 aged about 33 years; Jackson constable./

40. January 13, 1879. ROBERT HICKS died April 1875.

52. January 23, 1879. ABDEN ALEXANDER died in Texas October 1878.

61. February 4, 1879. Dr. ALEXANDER JACKSON died Jan. 20, 1879, leaving several tracts of land including Walnut Grove plantation about seven miles west of Jackson.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Jan. 24, 1879. Dr. ALEXANDER JACKSON died Jan. 20, 1879. Born Halifax Co., Va., 1802. Raised by an uncle, Samuel Miller. Graduate of University of Pennsylvania, 1823; practiced medicine in Halifax Co. until 1827 when he moved to Paris, Tenn. and to Jackson in 1840. Married first a Miss Hurt and had two sons Howel and W. H. Jackson. Second to Susan Freeman and had two sons Milton and James Jackson. Third to Mrs. Emma B. Fenner and had two sons Samuel W. and Robert F. Jackson. Tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date January 20, 1879. Birth date thereon, February 22, 1805./

69. March 3, 1879. JAMES R. NEELY died 1879.
/His tombstone, Presbyterian Cemetery, Denmark, Tenn. bears death date Feb. 2, 1879, aged 47 years, 7 months and 16 days. TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., February 7, 1879. JAMES R. NEELY died Feb. 2 in his 48th year./

70. March 3, 1879. THOMAS C. EDWARDS died December 1878.
/His tombstone, Lester Cemetery near Bemis, bears death date December 26, 1878./

72. March 4, 1879. REBECCA HALTOM died February 1878.

80. March 11, 1879. JOHN M. WITHERS had died, "late a citizen of Madison Co. " no date.
/His tombstone, McClellan Cemetery on Bascom Road bears death date Jan. 21, 1879. TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Jan. 24, 1879. JOHN M. (McClellan) WITHERS died Jan. 21, aged about 38 years; left wife and five children./

 

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89. April 8, 1879. M. V. B. EXUM had been paid $6. 75 by county for "holding inquest on John NICELY dec'd. "

91. April 8, 1879. MARY P. ASKEW, dec., left children and grandchildren: W. W. Askew, resident of Bertie Co., N. C. ; Aaron O. Askew; J. B. Askew; Thomas E. Askew; Mary A. Askew; Martha E. Ward; A. H. Askew; David W. Ward, son of Rachael E. Askew Ward, dec.

92. April B, 1879. H. P. COTTEN died March 12, 1879.

99. April 5, 1879. C. D. CHAMBERLIN "has recently died" - no date.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Nov. 22, 1878. C. D. CHAMBERLIN died Nov. 14, in his 59th year; near Cotton Grove./

111. May 6, 1879. STEVENSON B. MALLORY "has died whilst in the naval service of the U. S. " no date. His brother, E. J. Mallory, administrator.
/Midshipman STEVENSON B. MALLORY died of yellow fever at Santa Cruz, about Nov. 10, 1878. Entered U. S. Naval Academy in 1872. Brother of E. S. Mallory. (TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tennessee, Nov. 29, 1878)/

117-123. May 20, 1879. Real estate of PHILIP WARLICK (who died in 1842) was divided: J. N. Warlick, 135 acres on Jackson road, 22 acres known as Goose Pond, 41 acres. J. P. Warlick, 132 acres, 41 acres. Fannie E. Warlick, 16 acres on Jackson road, 41 acres. Laura A. Bond, 174 acres. Emily C. McDonald, 60 acres, 83 acres, 4l acres. Heirs of Cynthia J. Smith, dec. $5 from each other heir. Names Nannie Smith McKnight, Charles B. Smith, Laura A. Smith, Jonine Smith, Emma Smith, W. P. Smith. Husband, W. G. Smith.

124. June 2, 1879. A. M. WHITE died May 13, 1879.

150. July 16, 1879. A. M. RUSHING died July 1879.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date July 4, 1879. This was ABNER M. RUSHING, a son of Joel Rushing and wife, Emily Herron Rushing. TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., July 10, 1879. A. M. RUSHING died July 4, 1879 on his 31st birthday. Knight Templar and Odd Fellow./

156. August 4, 1879. H. K. HILDEBRAND died July 1879.
/St. Luke Episcopal Church, Jackson, Tenn. burial records show that HENRY K. HILDEBRAND died July 26, 1879 aged 46 years./

154. August 4, 1879. LAURA W. TAYLOR died about July 19, 1879.

177. September 16, 1879. JAMES W. ANDERSON died June 16, 1879.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date June 16, 1879./

187. October 6, 1879. ELVIN MAY died "intestate" no date.

187. October 6, 1879. H. C. GRAVES died November 2, 1878.

195. October 14, 1879. EDMUND SAUNDERS died May 4, 1879.

196. October 14, 1879. NANCY KING died July 19, 1878.

203. October 28, 1879. W. S. JONES died September 1879.

208. November 3, 1879. J. A. LACKIE died October 19, 1879.

211. November 6, 1879. J. A. ESTES and wife, MARY J. ESTES stated that their dau. IDA married JAMES R. LYONS about Feb. 20, 1873, but he left the area about a year later, abandoning her. A daughter, GERTRUDE, was born April 19, 1874. Her mother died September 1879. The Estes wanted to adopt this child; court so allowed.

218. December 1, 1879. WILLIAM B. EWELL died November 1879.

219. December 1, 1879. JAMES P. HART died in 1879.

227. December 2, 1879. C. L. JOHNSON died at his home November 22, 1879.

248. January 6, 1880. JAMES SHELTON died August 22, 1878.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., August 30, 1878. JAMES SHELTON died August 21 in his 88th year; near Carroll Station. Tombstone, Shelton Cem. has death date Aug. 21, 1878. Born Aug. 6, 1799/

241. January 6, 1880. G. B. REGION, late of Madison County, died leaving a widow, JANE but no children; he did have siblings Mary Savaqe, Joel Region, William Region, Elizabeth Savage, dec. (her dau. Nora J. Savage), Nancy Harrington., a sister, now dec.

 

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284. February 2, 1880. JOHN A. McLEMORE died about December 25, 1879.

304. March 8, 1880. MILTON ROBERTS died February 24, 1880.

305. March 9, 1880. Manager of the "Centennial" to be held in Nashville, Tenn. April 24, 1880 made a request that each county in the state furnish a tree, grown within its borders, to be transplanted on grounds of the capitol. The Madison County court appointed ROBERT I. CHESTER to carry and present the Madison County tree "in view of his long residence in the County of Madison and of his readiness to contribute to the honor and prosperity of his county. "

308. March 23, 1880. JAMES KENDRICK died March 2, 1880.
/His tombstone, Rocky Springs, gives death date Mar. 2. 1860/

341. May 3, 1880. LOCK BROWN died April 19, 1880.

344. May 5, 1880. PETER KELLY died in 1880, leaving minor children E. A. Kelly, P. J. Kelly, Elizabeth Kelly, Sarah Kelly. Their mother was deceased.
/Her death noted in the TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., August 3, 1877. ELLEN, wife of PETER KELLY, died July 29, aged about 39 years./

359. F. A. BEATY died May 27, 1880, nearest kin being brothers and sisters.
/His tombstone, Old Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, north of Mercer, Tenn. has only his initials, F. A. B. and dates, 1830-1880./

371. July 27, 1880. JAMES H. CHILDRESS died in 1867; estate had been settled but the U. S. government has issued $500 payment for stock taken by Federals during the Civil War. Mary C. Childress appointed to administer on this additional estate.

376. August 2, 1880. Mrs. MARY P. SYBERT died March 26, 1880.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., April 1, 1880. MARY SYPERT died March 28, aged 82 years./

415. October 5, 1880. E. M. STEPHENS paid $3 by county for "coffin for SILLA PRINCE. "

431. November 1, 1880. BARNEY KING died August 25, 1880.

431. November 1, 1880. Rev. JOHN BROOKS died October 22, 1880.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., October 28, 1880. Rev. JOHN BROOKS died Oct. 22. Born in Ireland in 1809 and at age 13 came to the United States. Lived in Philadelphia five years, moved to Purdy, Tenn. and stayed there as a merchant three years, then to Lexington until outbreak of war when moved to Madison County. A local minister, Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Royal Arch Mason. His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date Oct. 22, 1880. Birth date: July 12, 1810./

433. November 1, 1880. LAWRENCE FARRELL died October 10, 1880.

443. November 30, 1880. J. T. FLETCHER died in 1874.

445. December 6, 1880. ENOCH GASKIN died November 23, 1880.

450. December 14, 1880. CHARLES McKNIGHT died in Texas no date.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., April 10, 1879. Dr. CHARLES McKNIGHT, son of Caleb McKnight, died Wills Point, Texas, March 2, 1879 in his 31st year. Left Chattanooga last December on way to San Antonio, Texas; stayed with father in Madison County until January 6./

472. January 10, 1881. L. J. FLEMING died April 1880.

478. January 17, 1881. GEORGE ANGEL died December 1880.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date Dec. 7, 1880./

485. January 26, 1881. A. H. GASTON died January 19, 1881.
/His tombstone, Gaston/Grant Cen. near Claybrook, Tenn. bears death date June 19, 1881. Born Aug. 10, 1819, Chester District. South Carolina/

490. February 8, 1881. Dr. J. D. SMITH died in 1881.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Feb. 3, 1881. Dr. JOHN D. SMITH died Jan. 25, 1881, Henderson, in his 76th year./

502. March 7, 1881. MARGARET FRENCH died February 12, 1881.

534. April 19, 1881. B. R. PERSON died February 1881.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date Feb. 24, 1881. TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Feb. 25, 1881. B. R. PERSON died Feb.

 

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24; a county magistrate when died. IBID., April 15, 1880. Resolutions of respect for Benjamin R. Person, by county court./

537. May 2, 1881. BENJAMIN S. BROOKS died April 12, 1881.

540. May 2, 1881. ALLEN KING died April 19, 1881.

547. May 17, 1881. Mrs. O. P. SWINK died May 1, 1881.
/Her tombstone, Taylor Cemetery, NE of Denmark, bears her death date May 1, 1881. TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., May 6, 1881. OLIVIA P. SWINK, wife of George Swink died May 1 at Medon, Tenn. aged about 28 years; had been married only about four months./

548. May 24, 188l. J. C. BIRDSONG died April 8, 1881.

550. June 7, 1881. WILLIAM H. REAVES died May 25, 1881.

550. June 7, 1881. HESTER A. BORD died May 9, 1881.

559. June 14, 1881. A. F. LOVE (male) died June 1881.

572. July 6, 1881. GEORGE E. ARMSTEAD died June 1881. Page 599, died June 15, 1881. /TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., June 17, 1881. GEORGE E. ARMSTEAD died June 15, aged about 45 years; had consumption./

579. July 19, 1881. ELIZA CAMPBELL died June 24, 1881.

585. August 1, 1881. THOMAS T. HAYNES died June 1881.

611. September 27, 1881. J. H. BUNTIN died August 1881.
/J. H. BUNTIN died of a stroke while at Oak Grove Church, last Thursday. (TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Sept. 2, 1881/

 

Madison County, Tennessee
County Court Minute Book Sixteen,
1881-1884

23. October 18, 1881. W. H. CONNER died September 14, 1881.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date Sept. 14, 1881. TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., Sept. 16, 1881. WILLIAM H. CONNOR was shot and killed by Frank Strother with whom he had an altercation, Sept. 14. Jury rendered verdict that Connor came to his death by a pistol shot fired by Frank Strother but did not say whether or not it was a justifiable homicide./

27. November 7, 1881. C. P. PIPKIN died in Ark., September 24, 1881.

29. November 8, 1881. JOHN H. DAY died in 1881.

29. November 8, 188l. CATHARINE B. WITHERSPOON died March 23, 1881.

35. November 15, 1881. STROTHER BLAYDES died October 1881.

48. December 6, 1881. SARAH KELLY died March 3, 1881.

63. January 2, 1882. Resolutions of respect for JOHN T. HARRISON, dec. "genial and friendly member of this court. " Page 66. Harrison died Dec. 1881.
/His tombstone in the Cobb Cemetery, on Collins Road, bears death date December 30, 1881./

88. February 6, 1882. MARY PEGUES, colored, died in 1881.

88. February 6, 1882. JACOB HILL died September 1878.

91. February 7, 1882. JAMES P. JOHNSON died December 13, 1881.

103. March 6, 1882. O. D. BARTHOLOMEW died in 1878.

105. March 7, 1882. JOHN W. LOVE's estate had been settled but a small sum from U. S. government for stock taken by Federals in Civil War had been made, necessitating need for administrator.
/His tombstone, Presbyterian Cemetery, Denmark, Tenn. bears death date Aug. 1, 1871. WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 5, 1871. Col. J. W. LOVE died near Denmark at an advanced age; no date but inferentially a recent death./

106. March 7, 1882. JOHN H. LANIER, SR. died March 5, 1882.
/TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., March 17, 1882. Dr. JOHW H. LANIER died March 5, 1882, heart dropsy. Born Dec. 31, 1811, Pittsylvania Co., Va. ; moved to Madison County, 1831. He was a practicing physician. Left wife and several children, including Dr. J. H. Lanier, Claybrook and Mrs. E. D. Sneed, Jackson./

 

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139. May 23, 1882. GEORGE BALLARD, colored, died March 1882.

143. June 20, 1882. ELISHA O'NEAL died November 1880.

150. July 3, 1882. With the organization of a new county, partially from Madison County, a magistrate, member of the county court, representing an area taken into the new county of Chester, HIRAM JOHNSON would be leaving the Madison County Court. He was bid farewell and success to serve as justice of the peace in the new county.

155. July 3, 1882. JOHN P. THOMAS died June 20, 1882.

155. July 3, 1882. WILLIAM BLACKMON died June 1882.
/His tombstone, Brown's Cemetery, off Highway 412, bears the death date June 7, 1882./

160. July 18, 1882. ED CODY, colored, died June 1882.

160. July 18, 1882. JOSEPH BECK, colored, died June 1882.

161. July 25, 1882. IRA LEE died June 2, 1882.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date June 2, 1882./

164. August 7, 1882. CAROLINE ALLISON died March 1882.

197. October 3, 1882. DAVID HAMPTON died September 1882.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date September 2, 1882./

213. October 10, 1882. ROBERT B. HURT died in 1881.
/His tombstone, Rose Hill Cemetery, East Union Community, bears death date August 31, 1881. TRIBUNE-SUN, Jackson, Tenn., September 3, 1881. Hon. R. B. HURT died August 31. Born in Halifax Co., Va., 1821 and at age 14 moved to Nashville, Tenn. ; married Susan A. Deberry, 1843, who survived him, along with three sons and two daughters. Served in the Tennessee legislature, 1859-1860. He served as a major on General Beauregard's staff in Civil War. In 1873 served in the legislature again. Trustee of Southwestern Baptist University (forerunner of Union University, Jackson) and the Memphis Conference Female Institute. (forerunner of Lambuth University, Jackson).

225. November 14, 1882. THOMAS M. MERIWETHER died September 1882.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date October 9, 1882./

225. November 14, 1882. NIMROD ANDREWS died October 1882.

234. December 4, 1882. ARCH MAY, colored, died in 1882.

288. April 3, 1883. MOSES T. HARDIN died March 1883.

302. May 22, 1883. (Judge) MILTON BROWN died May 14, 1883
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date May 14, 1883./

322. August 21, 1883. T. R. GASKIN died June 11, 1883.

323. August 21, 1883. MARY E. TRANSOU, KATIE LEE TRANSOU, DAVID P. TRANSOU, EDWARD T. TRANSOU, CORA H. TRANSOU, minor children of D. J. TRANSOU, who was appointed their guardian for their legacy from their grandfather, PARMENIO TRANSOU.

324. August 28, 1883. J. B. HENNING died May 5, 1883.

326. September 3, 1883. R. N. HILL, SR. died August 7, 1883.
/St. Luke Episcopal Church, Jackson, burial records shows that Robert N. Hill died August 1883, aged 67 years./

326. September 3, 1883. Mrs. L. H. HOPPER died December 24, 1882.

346. October 1, 1883. W. M. ROSSER died August 16, 1883.

363. October 30, 1883. WINIFRED HENNING died July 22, 1883.
/Madison Co. Will Book A, page 44, will of Joseph Henning, 1865-1866, names his wife WINNEFORD./

 

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420. January 29, 1884. ROBERT BOYD, colored, died July 1884.

427. February 12, 1884. JOHN W. PRATT died Paducah, Kentucky, 1880, leaving wife A. E. (now A. E. Davis) and daughter, Cora, about 7 years old.

429. March 3, 1884. DOCK BARNETT, colored, died November 1883.

432. March 18, 1884. (Rev. ) JOSEPH POPE died March 4, 1884.
/His tombstone, Old Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, north of Mercer, bears death date March 4, 1884./

447. April 8, 1884. LORENA B. REEVES died December 1870

447. April 8, 1884. H. H. McBRYDE died March 15, 1884.

449. April 8, 1884. L. B. HAUGHTON died March 22, 1882.

481. July 7, 1884. J. T. WRIGHT died November 1883.

484. July 15, 1884. Mrs. D. H. HAMILTON, wife of Dr. F. B. Hamilton, died February 5, 1884.
/Her tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. gives DINETIA H. HAMILTON's death date January 5, 1884./

490. September 1, 1884. EDWIN R. LANCASTER died August 23, 1884.
/His tombstone, Rogers Cemetery, Pinson, Tenn. bears death date August 23, 1884./

505. September 9, 1884. R. P. THOMPSON died August 1884.

546. December 16, 1884. HEZ PAYNE died December 12, 1884.

575. February 2, 1885. M. F. (FANNY) McKNIGHT died December 1884.

582. February 24, 1885. SAMUEL E. BROWN died December 1884.
/His tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn. bears death date December 29, 1884./

587. March 10, 1885. AARON JONES, colored, died January 10, 1885.

596. March 17, 1885. ELLA BRITTON died December 31, 1884.

 

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