DEATH NOTICES FROM THE WESTERN WEEKLY REVIEW,
FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE 1852-1858
Abstracted by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2004
A NOTE TO USERS OF THIS PUBLICATION
The WESTERN WEEKLY REVIEW was one of the outstanding newspapers of the antebellum era in Tennessee, published weekly in Franklin, Williamson County, middle Tennessee. It was a partisan paper, trumpeting the Whig Party.
Its earliest editor, James Hogan, published obituaries sent in to him, free of charge, after he learned how much interest such items bring. After his retirement from the paper in the early 1850s, the new editor, Don Cameron, changed this policy. He charged for full-length obituaries but would allow free brief death notices. The mentions of deaths in this newspaper then diminished considerably, all the more so as time went on.
The abstractor has tried for accuracy in gleaning this material but he advises all persons with interests in any of the material in this publication to obtain copies for themselves, from either: Tennessee State Library and Archives, 403 7th Ave., No., Nashville, Tenn. 37243 or the Memphis Public Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38111.
Thanks to Laurel Baty for the loan of her microfilm roll of the REVIEW from which the material in this publication has been taken.
Jonathan K. T. Smith
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