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

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January 23, 1852

Captain WILLIAM D. TAYLOR died in Franklin, Tenn., January 19, 1852. [He is buried in the old city cemetery, Franklin, with a tombstone bearing his dates: born October 13, 1796; died January 19, 1852.]


January 30, 1852

MARY oldest daughter of Alfred and Emily McGAN died in Franklin, Tenn., January 21, 1852 in the 8th year of her age.

GEORGE BARKER, JR. died Williamson Co., Tenn., January 12, 1852; "young man."


February 13, 1852

LYDIA widow of Cornelius MATTHEWS born in Virginia; moved with husband to Williamson Co., Tenn., fifty years ago; died February 8, 1852 in the 78th year of her age.


March 12, 1852

Little two/three year old DAUGHTER of William P. NEELD, Fayetteville, Tenn., was killed when a gate fell on her head, February 29, 1852.

ELIZABETH wife of Noah SCALES died near Shelbyville, Tenn., Feb. 19, 1852.

COURTNEY wife of James C. CARTER, formerly of Giles Co., Tenn., died Chickasaw County, Mississippi, February 20, 1852.

MALVINA BASS daughter of Van P. Minae [sic], granddaughter of Felix Grundy, died Terreboune Parish, Louisiana, February 18, 1852. [See page 33.]


March 19, 1852

CATHARINE youngest daughter of Captain HENRY WADE died McKinley, Alabama, January 4, 1852; formerly of Spring Hill, Tenn. Methodist.


March 26, 1852

THOMAS J. CROCKETT, nephew of the famed David Crockett, died San Augustine, Texas, recently, aged 40 years.

JEREMIAH POPE died Navarro County, Texas, February 7, 1852 in the 69th year of his age; formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn. Methodist.


May 7, 1852

BENJAMIN H. RICE committed suicide, Jefferson County, Alabama, April 6, 1852; surviving were his widow and one child. Left a plantation in Mississippi.

WILLIAM ALLEN died Williamson Co., Tenn., May 3, 1852 aged about 60 years.

A. N. ELLIOTT died about eight miles south of Franklin, Tenn., April 25, 1852 aged about 30 years.

JAMES P. STEVENS died Williamson Co., Tenn., April 29, 1852 aged about 40 years.

SARAH wife of Isaac N. WATSON died April 26, 1852.


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May 14, 1852

Miss ELIZABETH CHILDRESS died Franklin, Tenn., May 9, 1852 aged about 21 years.

NARCISSA wife of Alfred WOOD died Franklin, Tenn., May 9, 1852 aged about 39 years.

ADELINE only child of C. W. KINNARD, Williamson Co., Tenn., died April 19, 1852 in the 7th year of her age.


May 21, 1852

ALBERT H. BAILEY died Spring Hill, Maury Co., Tenn., died May 15, 1852; surviving were his widow and three children.

MARIA L. daughter of Mrs. Mary G. BROWN died near Franklin, Tenn., May 17, 1852 in the 12th year of her age.

JONATHAN ROTHROCK, esquire died Giles Co., Tenn., May 7, 1852; husband and father.

Mrs. JUDITH LONG, Maury Co., Tenn., died in New Orleans, La., recently; her son, George R. Long, mentioned.


May 28, 1852

Dr. B. F. oldest son of Nicholas T. PERKINS [1794-1872], formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn., died Haywood Co., Tenn., May 13, 1852.


June 4, 1852

Mrs. [LOUISA CATHERINE] widow of John Q. ADAMS, former U.S. president, died Washington City [D.C.], May 15, 1852. [Born February 12, 1775]

MARY F. E. wife of H. W. SWEENEY died near Franklin, Tenn., May 29, 1852 in the 33rd year of her age.

FANNY E. oldest daughter of Z. H. GERMAN; wife of Edwin B. MARTIN died Lawrenceburg, Tenn., May 20, 1852.

JENNY daughter of William LINN; wife of Dr. George GILLESPIE died May 20, 1852. Her father lived in Louisville, Kentucky.

ELIZA JANE daughter of Hon. L. M. BRAMLETT, Pulaski, Tenn.; wife of D. M. LEATHERMAN died Memphis, Tenn., May 26, 1852.

HUGH ROLAND, architect, died Ft. Pickering, Tenn., May 25, 1852 aged 55 years.


June 11, 1852

MARY E. oldest daughter of L. H. WOLDRIDGE died Franklin, Tenn., June 5, 1852 in the 24th year of her age.

MARY wife of Dr. John HADDOX died Spring Hill, Tenn., June 3, 1852.

Dr. BENJAMIN F. PERKINS, Claiborne Parish, La., born Williamson Co., Tenn., June 19, 1823; died in his father, N. T. Perkins' residence near Brownsville, Tenn., May 13, 1852; joined Methodist Church in 1847.


June 11, 1852

FOUNTAIN BAKER infant son of H. W. SWEANEY [Sweeny] died near Franklin, Tenn., June 10, 1852 aged about six months.

F. A. SOUTHALL, recently of Franklin, Tenn., died recently in Arkansas.


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June 25, 1852

ELIZABETH wife of A. D. HIGGINS; daughter of S. SHY; died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 18, 1852.

Infant SON of P. G. S. PERKINS died June 19, 1852.

POWHATAN PERKINS died Davidson Co., Tenn., June 19, 1852 aged about 31 years.

FRANCES wife of Joseph LOVE died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 22, 1852 in the 56th year of her age.

Dr. GEORGE GILLESPIE died Louisville, Ky., June 17, 1852; son of George Gillespie.

Mrs. B. F. GLEAVES daughter of Joseph CROCKETT died Williamson Co., Tenn., June 22, 1852.


July 2, 1852

HENRY CLAY, Whig Party leader, died Washington City [D.C. ], June 29, 1852. [Henry Clay, the Great Pacificator, April 12, 1777-June 29, 1852]

JANE wife of B. F. GLEAVES, Davidson Co., Tenn., died in residence of her father, Joseph CROCKETT, Williamson Co., Tenn., June 23, 1852 aged 24 years.

LUCY W. wife of Spencer Clack died near Pulaski, Tenn., June 18, 1852 aged 52 years.


July 9, 1852

THOMAS J. NOLEN died Williamson Co., Tenn., July 5, 1852 aged about 43 years; a county magistrate.

MARY CATHARINE youngest child of John C. and Catharine WELLS died Franklin, Tenn., July 4, 1852 aged 13 months and 9 days [born May 5, 1851].

MARTHA A. widow of N. D. CARSON, Nashville, Tenn., daughter of Henry BRIDGES, died Williamson Co., Tenn., July 2, 1852; six children.

MARTHA B. only child of John F. and Julia F. HOUSE, Clarksville, Tenn., died Franklin, Tenn., July 3, 1852 aged 5 months and one day [born February 2, 1852].

ELIZABETH B. wife of Dr. F. T. REED died in Franklin, Tenn., July 1, 1852. Episcopalian.


July 16, 1852

Mrs. REBECCA HOGAN born Mecklenburg Co., Va.; died Huntingdon, Tenn., July 6, 1852 aged 47 years.


July 23, 1852

JOSEPH BRUCE, supposedly 108 years old, died in the Williamson Co., Tenn. "poor-house," July 8, 1852; he had said he was from Canada, where he had several children; a peddler, he had become ill last winter.

JOHN NOLAN son of General Lee Nolan, dec., died Bastrop, Texas, recently aged about 23 years.

ROBERT J. BUFORD died four miles NW of Franklin, Tenn., July 21, 1852; surviving were his widow and one daughter.


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NANCY wife of Dempsey NOWAL, Haywood Co., Tenn., died in "lunatic asylum," near Nashville, Tenn., July 15, 1852; formerly Mrs. Montgomery of Franklin, Tenn. Presbyterian.


July 30, 1852

Miss ANTOINETTE only daughter of Peter N. SMITH, dec., died Franklin, Tenn., July 28, 1852 aged about 22 years.

PERNACY ANN daughter of Wiley B. WHITE, sheriff of Williamson Co., Tenn., died July 23, 1852 aged 15 years.

GUSTAVUS HOLLAND died Williamson Co., Tenn., July 20, 1852; "very old citizen."

Mrs. WILLIAM ANTHONY died July 21, 1852.


August 6, 1852

WASHINGTON SUDBURY died Williamson Co., Tenn., July 23, 1852 aged about 21 yrs.

JEREMIAH EZELL died four miles SW of Franklin, Tenn., Aug. 2, 1852 aged about 30 years.

LOUISA ADELLA daughter of William H. CRUTCHER died Franklin Tenn., August 1, 1852 aged about one year.

JOHN ANDREWS second son of William S. and Margaret M. CAMPBELL died Franklin, Tenn., July 29, 1852 aged about 15 months.

JOHN M. CURRIN, New Orleans, La., died Franklin, Tenn., July 31, 1852 aged about 40 years; native of Williamson Co., Tenn.


August 13, 1852

Resolutions of respect in memory of JAMES T. HAYS, recently deceased, by Orion Division, Sons of Temperance; undated.

EDWARD G. son of Thomas and Elizabeth PARKES died Franklin, Tenn., Aug. 3, 1852 aged 2 years and 8 months old.

MARY E. T. widow of Hon. A. P. MAURY died near Franklin, Tenn., August 5, 1852 in the 46th year of her age. [See page 32, this publication.]

WILLIAM HENRY infant and only son of James L. and Sarah G. HAYNES, died Franklin, Tenn., August 6, 1852 aged about 15 months.

The Locust Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church recently built on the premises of Colonel THOMAS MOORE, 3.5 miles "below" Franklin, Tenn.; would be dedicated August 29, 1852.


August 20, 1852

WILLIAM ALLISON oldest son of Dr. G. C. and Mary Adaline KINNARD died in Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 15, 1852 aged 4 years, 10 months and 24 days old [born Sept. 11, 1847]. The mother, MARY A., daughter of Johnson and Margaret W. JORDAN, born Nov. 16, 1829; married Oct. 18, 1846; died July 17, 1852; joined Harpeth Baptist Church, August 1850.

Reverend JOHN L. HILL, formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn., died Wilson Co., Tenn., August 13, 1852 aged about 30 years.


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August 29, 1852

COLUMBUS HORTON died Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 2l, 1852 in the 18th year of his age.

THOMAS A. STRICKLAND died Columbia, Tenn., Aug. 7, 1852 aged about 28 years.

NANCY wife of Robert HODGE died Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 18, 1852; born Davidson Co., Tenn., February 20, 1784 when this place was a station/fort; surviving were her widower and 2 children and several grandchildren.


September 3, 1852

LEANNA wife of Presley DOTSON died Williamson Co., Tenn., August 25, 1852.

ROSANNA wife of James HUGHES, former sheriff of Williamson Co., Tenn., died Sept. 1, 1852 aged about 45 years.

JOHN R. NEWSOM, Rutherford Co., Tenn., died near Franklin, Tenn., Aug. 28, 1852 in the 42nd year of his age.

SALLY ANN daughter of Alonzo M. and Rebecca TENNISON died Winchester, Tenn., Aug. 15, 1852 aged 2 years and 8 days [born August 7, 1850].

MARGARET B. infant daughter of E. CAMERON died Oceola, Missouri, Aug. 16, 1852 aged 11 months and 25 days [born August 11, 1851].

MARTHA H. wife of E. L. JORDAN died Murfreesboro, Tenn., Aug. 24, 1852; formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn.


September 10, 1852

ELIZA M. wife of Rev. Alexander MATTHEWS born in 1818; married in 1830; died August 10, 1852; announced in the Jackson, Tenn. WHIG.


September 17, 1852

Colonel JAMES M. GOODHUE, editor of the MINNESOTA, died St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 27, 1852 aged about 41 years; native of New Hampshire; widow and 3 children.

SARAH ELIZABETH wife of Wiley B. WHITE, sheriff, Williamson Co., Tenn., died Sept. 9, 1852 in 27th year of her age.

ANDREW CROCKETT died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 12, 1852 in 49th year of his age. Presbyterian. [His tombstone in the family graveyard near Brentwood, Tenn. "In memory of ANDREW CROCKETT Son of Samuel and Joannah Crockett Born in Wythe Co., Va., Nov. 15, 1798 - moved to Williamson Co., Tenn., 1799 Died Sept. 12, 1852 I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live. St. John XI, 25."]

MARY A. wife of Franklin B. CARTER died Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 15, 1852 aged about 46 years. Presbyterian.

EMILY wife of John A. JORDAN died Triune, Tenn., Sept. 10, 1852 aged about 23 years.

MARY MINERVA daughter of John and Susan COVINGTON died near Bethesda, Tenn., Sept. 8, 1852 aged 5 years.


September 24, 1852

NANCY wife of Thomas J. MILLER, Washington City [D.C.] died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 22, 1852.


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EMELINE M. only daughter of James H. and Emeline WILSON died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 19, 1852.

Resolutions of respect in memory of Dr. SAMUEL STEGALL, recently deceased; by Eagleville Lodge 17, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; dated August 28, 1852.


October 1, 1852

MARY wife of James A. NEELY; daughter of George LONG, died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 27, 1852 aged about 25 years.

JOEL WREN, father of John Z. Wren, Franklin, Tenn., died Sept. 27, 1852 aged about 80 years.

Captain JOHN E. CROUGH, formerly of Williamson Co., Tenn., died San Augustine, Texas, September 1, 1852 aged 49 years; surviving were his widow and 4 children.


October 8, 1852

NANCY ANN wife of Thomas J. MILLER died three miles north of Franklin, Tenn., in the Beech residence, Sept. 22, 1852; native of Williamson Co., Tenn. Presbyterian.


October 15, 1852

NANNIE A. oldest daughter of Hon. C. H. WILLIAMS, Lexington, Tenn., died Bailey's Springs, no. Alabama, Sept. 7, 1852 aged 18 years. [Her tombstone in the Lexington city cemetery. "NANCY ALLISON daughter of Christopher and Jane WILLIAMS Born June 13, 1834 Died Sept. 7, 1852"]

JAMES C. ROBINSON, Presbyterian, died Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 13, 1852 in the 56th year of his age.

REBECCA JANE oldest daughter of David JOHNSTON, Williamson Co., Tenn., died recently in Alabama, aged about 20 years.

Dr. JAMES SHEGOG died Nolensville, Tenn., recently, in 55th year of his age.

JAMES H. GARNETT died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 2l, 1852 in 66th year of his age.


November 12, 1852

ANN J. MILLER daughter of Dr. Nicholas and Sarah WILBURN; wife of Thomas J. MILLER died Williamson Co., Tenn., Sept. 22, 1852 in 33rd year of her age.

ELIZABETH daughter of Joseph CROCKETT, Sr., died November 10, 1852.


November 19, 1852

MADISON GRIGGS was deceased; an encomium by "A Friend," Williamson Co., Tenn., dated November 16, 1852.

Dr. C. J. WOOD, formerly of Shelbyville, Tenn., died Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 2, 1852 aged about 24 years.

Mrs. BENJAMIN LEWIS died Triune, Tenn., Nov. 4, 1852 aged about 22 years.

HUGH only son of Lysander McGAWE died Lebanon, Tenn., Nov. 13, 1852 aged about 18 years.


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December 10, 1852

Hon. W. H. HAYWOOD, JR. died Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 7, 1852 of cancer; aged 51 years.

CHARLES GIBBS, Haywood Co., Tenn., died recently, aged 109 years; native of Cumberland County, North Carolina.

JAMES S. MATHEWS born November 10, 1799; died Davidson Co., Tenn., Oct. 28, 1852; joined Methodist Church in 1826.

ROBERT HODGE died Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 1, 1852 aged 68 years.


December 24, 1852

SUSAN oldest daughter of Andrew R. M. ROGERS died Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 9, 1852 aged about 11 years.

CAROLINE RUTLEDGE second daughter of William P. and Susan A. CAMPBELL died near Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 20, 1852 aged about 17 years.

EMMA LOUISA daughter of William DAVIS, dec.; wife of Dr. M. C. NAPIER, died Napoleon, Ark., Dec. 1, 1852; her daughter, IDA ISABEL, died about 20 days previously aged about ten months. Methodist.


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