Hannah M.



July 29, 1842 ~ February 2, 1912



The Lauderdale Enterprise

Ripley, Tennessee


February, 1912



The Lauderdale County Enterprise: February 1912 - Bexar - There were three deaths in this neighborhood last week, two ladies and one child--Mrs. Hanna Byrn, Mrs. Sanders, and a little child of Mr. Jesse Wiggins.




The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Feb 1912


After a lingering illness at her home two miles north of Ripley, Mrs. Hannah Lunsford BYRN entered into rest February 2, 1912. She was born July 29, 1842, and had she been spared until July 29, she would have lived out her allotted time of seventy years.


She was the daughter of William and Mariah LUNSFORD who died in 1884 and 1890 respectively; was the mother of fifteen, seven of whom are now living and were with her during her last illness and at the time of her death, to wit: Mrs. Fannie E. Stewart, Mrs. Georgia A. Thompson, J. W. Byrn, R. L. Byrn, Walter Byrn, and Mrs. Cora B. Caldwell, all of whom are now living near the old home place except J. W. and R. L. Byrn who reside in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee.


Besides being the mother of fifteen children, she was the grandmother of thirty children and the great grandmother of twenty-six children.

Her only living brother, A. R. LUNSFORD, of Monette, Ark., was also with her when the end came.


She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at New Hope for nearly sixty years. She was born in Lauderdale county, lived in the same neighborhood, and died within a few miles of where she was born


...The remains were laid to rest in New Hope cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 3, 1912. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Thomas, pastor of the Ripley Methodist church.


Mr. A. R. Lunsford of Monette, Ark., who was called here by the death of his sister, Mrs. Hannah Byrn, returned home Monday.



[Tombstone and death certificate reads date of death as 2 Feb 1912]




State of Tennessee, Lauderdale County, Death Certificate #272, Form 53333

Name of Deceased: Mrs. Hanna Burns 652

Date of Death: Feb 2d, 1912

Sex: F Color: W

Age: 70 years

Place of Death: Near Ripley

Cause of Death: Uremic Poison

Place of Birth: Lauderdale Co.

Occupation: House Keeper

Physician: G. A. Lusk

Date Recorded: Aug 8 - 1912

County Court Clerk: Lee B. Archer



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