LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT ABSTRACTS 1855-1862;
OTHER SELECTIVE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith, 1995
John Tidwell, 1785-Feb. 20, 1861. See page 21. From West Tennessee Whig, Jackson, Tennessee, February 26, 1861.
Died at his residence in this county, on the 20th inst., Mr. JOHN TIDWELL, one of our most worthy citizens, after a painful illness of seventeen days, which he bore with Christian fortitude.
Francis Meriwether. See page 7. West Tennessee Whig, Jackson, Tennessee, April 10, 1857.
DIED — At his residence near Denmark, in this county, Tuesday, the 31st of March, 1857, Mr. FRANCIE MERIWETHER, aged 63 years. In the death of this most excellent man his family, community and church could sustain no greater loss.
Sarah Gholson. See page 6. West Tennessee Whig, Jackson, Tennessee, April 10, 1857. If she had a tombstone it is no longer in situ in the Riverside Cem.
In Brownsville on the 31st ult., Mrs. SARAH J. GHOLSON, of Jackson, Tennessee, aged 68 years.
Friends nor physicians could not save
S. L. G.
Ann E. M. Key Lovelace, May 3, 1816-Nov. 9, 1853; daughter of Martin Key. See page 9. West Tennessee Whig, Jackson, Tennessee, March 9, 1854.
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Mrs. Mary G. Vann, West Tennessee Whig, Jackson, Tennessee, March 9, 1854.
DIED—In this county, on the 3rd inst., Mrs. MARY G. VANN, consort of V. S. Vann, Esq., in the 52d year of her age.
VALENTINE S.VANN married, secondly, to SUSAN A. ROBINSON, January 4, 1855. See page 2.
J. D. McClellan. See page 8. From the Louisville and Nashville Christian Advocate, March 25, 1852.
J. D. McCLELLAN was born on October 16, 1808 and had been married to his surviving widow about twenty years before he died, February 18, 1852. For most of the winter he had been confined to his bed by a lingering and wasting illness and when hope of recovery was well nigh extinct, at the advice of friend, he undertook a journey to Florida for his health. But soon after he arrived at Tennessee river, where he intended to take boat, a sudden change occurred to his disease and soon terminated his earthly career. His remains were returned to Jackson and on the following Sunday his funeral sermon was preached to a large and serious audience, most of whom joined in the solemn procession to the graveyard and saw his corpse deposited in the tomb.
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