Abstracted by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2004

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January 12, 1849

MONTILUS HINES died in La., Dec. 21, 1848.


February 2, 1849

A poem in memory of BENJAMIN L. NEWSOM and an obituary, revealing that he died Jan. 24, 1849 in the 20th year of his age.

HUGH DEMPSEY, Franklin, Tenn., died January 26, 1849. [His tombstone, headed with IHS "Gloria in Excelsis Deo," in old city cemetery, Franklin, Tenn. reads: HUGH DEMPSEY a native of Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland Died Jan. 26th 1849 aged about 60 years. May his soul rest in peace. Unquote. The stone-cutter was Rule Hotchkiss, Nashville, Tenn.]

ANN ELIZA wife of Turner S. STONE died near Florence, Ala., Jan. 22, 1849.

Colonel ANDREW HYNES born near Bardstown, Ky., Dec. 1785; moved to Nashville, Tenn., 1809 where he became a prominent merchant; served in War of 1812; sometime adjutant-general of Tennessee; died near Nashville, Jan. 21, 1849.


February 9, 1849

SARAH ELIZABETH wife of Edmund TAPPAN, formerly of Franklin, Tenn., died Somerville, Tenn., January 11, 1849.

ABRAHAM DEMOSS died Davidson Co., Tenn., Jan. 25, 1849 aged about 65 years.

Mrs. ARCADIA E. BLANTON died Canton, Miss., Jan. 20, 1849 aged about 32 years.


February 16, 1849

Among burials in [old] city cemetery, Nashville, Tenn., those who died of cholera, burial dates: Mrs. CHRISTIAN J. PATTON, Feb. 2, 1849; SAMUEL HODGES, Feb. 4, 1849; ESAU, a slave, Feb. 6, 1849; SAMUEL HODGES, JR., Feb. 7, 1849; JOHN SIMPSON, Feb. 8, 1849; T. V. CANNON, Feb. 11, 1849.

JOSEPH THOMPSON died in or near Florence, Ala., Jan. 20, 1849 in 61st year.


February 23, 1849

E. S. WALLACE, native and resident of Williamson Co., Tenn., died while a student in the Medical College of Louisville, Ky., in January 1849.


March 2, 1849

JOHN HENRY infant son of Americus C. and Elizabeth H. MAYBERRY died Jan. 25, 1849.

BENNETT GREAVES died Haywood Co., Tenn., recently, aged 64 years.

WILSON B. Vrice died McNairy Co., Tenn., recently, aged 27 years.

ANN J. FINUCANE died Madison Co., Miss., recently, aged 31 years.


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BENJAMIN S. GROVES died Madison Co., Miss., recently.

JOSIAH J. WOLDRIDGE, formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn., died Yazoo City, Miss., Feb. 20, 1849.

ROBERT ARMSTRONG died Knox Co., Tenn., recently, aged 76 years.

SAMUEL ANDERSON died Sullivan Co., Tenn., recently, aged 44 years.

Mrs. NANCY SMITH died Grainger Co., Tenn., recently, aged 64 years.


March 9, 1849

A slave, DADDY TOM, died on the Hunting plantation at Cathoula, La., Dec. 25, 1848 aged 102 years.

SARAH widow of Thomas CARSEY, two miles east of Franklin, Tenn., died Mar. 6, 1849 in 59th year of her age.


March 30, 1849

M. N. PEWETT, editor of the Yazoo, Miss. WHIG died in that city, Mar. 14, 1849.

AGATHA SUSAN wife of Colonel William P. CANNON died in residence of her brother, Thomas Perkins, Williamson Co., Tenn., Mar. 17, 1849. [Additional notice, April 6, 1849 issue, revealed that she was in her 28th year of age.]

ANNE G. infant daughter of N. L. MARR died near Franklin, Tenn., Mar. 26, 1849.

SUSANNAH wife of Robeson GILES died Mar. 20, 1849 in the 29th year of her age; married August 9, 1843; native of No. Carolina.


April 6, 1849

ELIZA wife of William H. CROUCH died Franklin, Tenn., March 31, 1849.


April 20, 1849

BOYD M. SIMS died April 2, 1849.

INFANT DAUGHTER of B. M. SIMS, dec. died April 10, 1849.


April 27, 1849

Emigrants from Monroe Co., Ga., including 43 blacks (slaves) left there, presumably in January 1849, for Texas; reached New Orleans, where several died, including seven slaves (buried in one grave). The emigrants were James G. Powell (who died), wife and six children; L. Cowart (who died), wife and seven children; J. V. Walker, wife and five children; Mrs. [ ] Jones; Henry Hill, Mrs. Hill and Rebecca Hill. They were stalled in/near Cotile, La. as of February 9, 1849.


May 4, 1849

ABRAM N. son of Major E. T. COLLINS, Randolph, Tenn. [on Miss. River] died near Richmond, La., April 3, 1849.

Rev. JAMES WHITSITT born Amherst Co., Va., January 1771; moved to Tennessee, 1792; baptized in his 18th year of age; ordained to the ministry, 1797 and became pastor of the Mill Creek Baptist Church where he remained for 49 years; died April 12, 1849.


May 11, 1849

PLEASANT M. MILLER died at his "new place," Gibson Co., Tenn., April 26, 1849, to which place he moved with his son, R. B. Miller; he was buried in Trenton, Tenn.; lawyer (from the Trenton BANNER, May 14, 1849). [There is no tombstone for him in Oakland Cemetery, Trenton.]


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JOHN R. BURKE died April 15, 1849 after falling from a mail stagecoach on Cumberland Mountain.

ELIZABETH G. wife of Loving H. WOLDRIDGE died Franklin, Tenn., May 5, 1849.

BEULIA ANN wife of the Rev. C. G. WELLER died Russellville, Ky., April 18, 1849. Methodist.


May 25, 1849

Captain THOMAS BRADLEY died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 13, 1849 in the 84th year of his age; a daughter, Mrs. Childress, mentioned.

LOUISA VIRGINIA wife of Hon. James RUCKS died recently in Nashville, Tenn.

MARY wife of Thomas PRESTON died on her father, David CRAIGHEAD's plantation in Mississippi, recently.

T. W. ERSKINE died in Memphis, Tenn., recently.

JAMES HALL MARTIN, Sumner Co., Tenn., son of Peter H. Miller died recently; buried in Danville, Mo.


June 1, 1849

ROSANNA widow of James STEPHENSON died in residence of her son, Capt. William A. Stephenson, Williamson Co., Tenn., recently, aged 83 years. Her husband served in the American army during the Revolutionary War for 6 years, 4 months and 18 days but he had refused to apply for a pension. Methodist.

JORDAN M. REESE died Mt. Pleasant, Miss., May 15, 1849.

MARY W. daughter of John W. Pointer; wife of Daniel C. CARTER; died Giles Co., Tenn., May 18, 1849.

CHARLES FISHER, former Congressman from No. Carolina, died at Hillsborough, Miss., May 7, 1849.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1971, Washington, D. C., 1971, pages 943-944:

FISHER, Charles, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., October 20, 1789; educated by private tutors in Raleigh, N.C.; studied law; was admitted to the bar but did not practice to any extent; member of the State senate in 1818; elected as a Democrat to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George Mumford; reelected to the Sixteenth Congress and served from February 11, 1819, to March 3, 1821; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1820; member of the State house of commons 1821-1836 and served as speaker in 1831 and 1832; member of the State constitutional convention in 1835; elected to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); was not a candidate for renomination in 1840; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; declined to be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of North Carolina in 1846; died in Hillsboro, Miss., while on a visit, May 7. 1849.


June 8, 1849

GEORGE PEAY died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 25, 1849 in the 93rd year of his age; veteran of Revolutionary War; present at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington. [His war service pension application, S3673, reveals that Peay was born in Caroline Co., Va., January 19, 1757; moved to Williamson County in 1810.]


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A. JEFF. McLEMORE died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 31, 1849 aged about 48 years.


June 15, 1849

SARAH J. E. STUART, nee Hardeman, died April 25, 1849; daughter of Nicholas P. and Ann Hardeman; born, July 16, 1816; married O. J. E. Stuart, Oct. 3, 1837; her sisters, Ann and Caroline, mentioned.


June 15, 1849

JAMES K. POLK, recent president of the United States, born November 7, 1795; died June 15, 1849; freemason.

Major General EDMUND PENDLETON GAINES born March 20, 1777; died of cholera, New Orleans, La., June 6, 1849; appointed major-general of the southern division of the U. S. army, by brevet, August 15, 1814.

HENRY GUTHRIE died Franklin, Tenn., June 21, 1849 aged 28 years; surviving were his widow and one child.


June 29, 1849

JAMES HAMILTON, professor of math at University of Nashville, died of cholera, June 22, 1849.

JOHN M. RILEY was hanged in Jackson, Tennessee, June 8, 1849 for the murder of William Willis.

HARRIET E. daughter of Henry Pointer; wife of A. B'BEECH [the manner in which this name was spelled], died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 26, 1849. [Encomium in July 13, 1849 issue]

JORDAN M. REESE, formerly of middle Tennessee, died No. Mt. Pleasant, Miss., May 14, 1849 aged about 32 years; freemason.

SUSANNAH wife of Robinson GILES born April 7, 1820; died Williamson Co., Tenn., March 20, 1849; joined Methodist Church, 1844.

SARAH wife of Thomas CARSEY born near Wilmington, N. C., Feb. 27, 1789; moved to Franklin, Tenn., 1812; died there, Mar. 6, 1849. Methodist.


July 6, 1849

WILLIAM DAVIS died Nashville, Tenn., July 1, 1849 aged 51 years; formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn.

MARGARET LOUISA wife of John REID; youngest daughter of James Trimble, dec., died about June 28, 1849.


July 13, 1849

HENRIETTA infant daughter of Dr. John S. and Mary A. PARK died Franklin, Tenn., July 7, 1849.

SARAH E. oldest daughter of John AUSTIN, dec., died near Nashville, July 9, 1849.


July 27, 1849

The funeral of [DOLLEY] Madison, widow of former president, James Madison, was held in Washington City [D. C.], July 15, 1849; she was buried in a metallic casket; would be buried beside her husband at Montpelier [in Orange Co., VA.]; aged 84 years. [DOLLEY PAYNE MADISON, May 20, 1768-July 12, 1849]

CHAPMAN JOHNSON died Richmond, Va., July 12, 1849 in the 71st year of his age.

Mrs. MARY GREEN died Winchester, Tenn., June 29, 1849.


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HARRIET daughter of Benjamin Stoddert, first U. S. Secretary of the Navy; widow of the Hon. George W. CAMPBELL, Nashville; died Guyandotte, Virginia, July 17, 1849 in 61st year of her age; mother of one son, one daughter; was on her way to the Virginia Springs from Nashville.

MARINE [sic] son of Major E. T. COLLINS died Randolph, Tenn., July 7, 1849 aged 11 years and 6 months.

WILLIAM B. WRIGHT died Lincoln Co., Tenn., June 28, 1849 in 50th year of his age; deacon at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church; father of five sons.


August 3, 1849

Colonel JOSEPH BURNETT, Williamson Co., Tenn., died July 28, 1849.

ELIZABETH C. wife of Stephen WEST died July 29, 1849.


August 10, 1849

WILLIAM R. MATTHEWS died of cholera, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Aug. 2, 1849.

WILLIAM C. STEPHENSON died at Boon's Hill, Lincoln Co., Tenn., July 23, 1849; "quite young."

MARY wife of John WALLER died Williamson Co., Tenn., August 6, 1849.


August 17, 1849

SAMUEL WILLS, husband and father, died from accidental injury to his head, Maury Co., Tenn., July 31, 1849.

BURCHETT DOUGLASS died Fayette Co., Tenn., July 31, 1849 aged 55 years, 9 months, 24 days. [B. Douglass, Oct. 6, 1793-July 31, 1849; a long-time Tenn. legislator]

THOMAS CHURCH died on Lick Creek, Williamson Co., Tenn., May 25, 1849 aged 82 years, 7 months, 13 days [born October 12, 1766].

Rev. D. M. REID, Londonderry, Ireland, died Louisville, Ky., Aug. 5, 1849.


August 24, 1849

Colonel SAMUEL McREE, U. S. Army quartermaster, died St. Louis, MO., July 14; 1849; had served in the conflict against Indians in Florida and Mexican War.


August 31, 1849

SARAH JANE wife of Robert A. MARSHALL died Franklin, Tenn., Aug. 26, 1849 aged about 24 years.

ETHELINDA JANE oldest daughter of Franklin and Adelaide BUCHANAN died Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Aug. 5, 1849 in 18th year of her age.

MARGARET M. wife of Hon. James H. THOMAS died Columbia, Tenn., August 12, 1849.

AMANDA P. wife of William CHAFFIN died Columbia, Tenn., August 18, 1849.

MARY LOUISA only child of Colonel William A. and Eliza B. SANDFORD, died near Columbia, Tenn., Aug. 6, 1849 aged 1 year, 6 months, 6 days [born Feb. 6, 1848]


September 7, 1849

Colonel JOSEPH BURNETT born Dinwiddie Co., Va., Mar. 17, 1800; moved with parents to Williamson Co., Tenn., 1815; died there, July 28, 1848; had served a long time as a county magistrate.

SARAH E. daughter of J. BLACKINTON died Gallatin, Tenn., Aug. 13, 1849 aged 12 yrs.


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September 21, 1849

MOSES PERKINS, aged 99 years and THOMAS BROWN, aged 105 years, both of Warren Co., Tenn., died recently; veterans of Revolutionary War.

EUNICE wife of Matthew BROOKS died Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 30, 1849 aged about 39 years.


September 28, 1849

JOHN O. CRUMP died September 11, 1849 aged 33 years. Williamson Co. magistrate.


October 12, 1849

A black slave woman, bound to the Hon. JOHN C. CALHOUN, So. Carolina, a native of Africa, was 112 years old and had 63 living descendants.

Miss SARAH M. P. TULLOSS died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 11, 1849 in 19th year.

PETER W. CROUCH died Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 17, 1849 aged about 49 years; native of Williamson Co., Tenn.

Dr. AUSTIN M. HAMNER died Columbia, Tenn., Sept. 23, 1849.

ISAAC FOLWELL died Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 8, 1849 aged about 50 years.

Mrs. CATHARINE DAVIS, native of Kings County, Ireland, died in residence of her son-in-law, Major E. T. Collins, Randolph, Tenn., aged 66 years, Sept. 12, 1849; "reposes by the side of her beloved grandson."


October 19, 1849

CATHARINE wife of George KINNARD died Oct. 15, 1849. Baptist.

B. C. HELME died Oct. 9, 1849 aged about 45 years.

JAMES D. HORTON, young man, died Oct. 12, 1849. Resolutions of respect for his memory by Sons of Temperance at Mt. Carmel, dated Oct. 13, 1849.

JULIA A. daughter of Hon. E. H. Foster; wife of John M. HOOD died Florence, Ala., Oct. 13, 1849 in 19th year of her age.


November 2, 1849

SARAH A. daughter of H. H. HORTON born Oct. 24, 1834; died Oct. 2, 1849, bilious fever.


November 9, 1849

General WILLIAM MARSHALL, one of the oldest residents of Kentucky died near Bowling-green, Ky., Oct. 24, 1849.


November 23, 1849

BENJAMIN C. HELM born Campbell Co., VA., Oct. 17, 1809; moved with parents to Williamson Co., Tenn. in early life; joined Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1827; died Oct. 10, 1849; surviving were his widow and seven sons.

JACOB HALFACRE died Oct. 27, 1849 aged about 83 years; native of Germany; for four decades a resident of Williamson Co., Tenn.

GEORGE PARHAM died November 6, 1849 aged about 70 years.

Mrs. MARTHA ALLEN, native of Culpeper Co., Va. died in residence of her son, Sanford G. Allen, Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 18, 1849 aged 93 years.

JAMES McCORD died Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 11, 1849 aged 56 years.

ROBERT THOMAS son of James C. and Julia KARR, Franklin, Tenn.; died Nov. 20, 1849 in 11th year of his age.


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November 30, 1849

ALEXANDER BLACK, native of Kentucky; settled in Giles Co., Tenn.; 1808 where he died Nov. 16, 1849 in the 72nd year of his age.

HENRY YERBY was murdered on his plantation at Old Town, Ala., Nov. 9, 1849, allegedly by two of his slaves who were then "burnt to death."


December 14, 1849

WILLIAM B. RAGAN, Hardeman Co., Tenn., died from arsenic poisoning, Oct. 30, 1849, allegedly by the slaves on Eliza S; Burrough's estate; surviving him were his widow and four children.


December 21, 1849

The remains of Captain GEORGE MAYFIELD would be buried at his late residence on Little Harpeth River, 8 miles from Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 23, 1849.


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