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In Memoriam


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

January 30,1930---A tragic death was the fate of little Margaret Louise Clawson, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Clawson of near Palmyra as a result of a pot of boiling water overturning on the kitchen stove and spilling its contents upon the child.
The little victim with her brothers and sisters was playing in the kitchen, standing near the stove which was minus a leg. A flat iron was serving as a temporary leg for the stove and one of the children jerked the iron from beneath the hot stove. The pot of water in which a rabbit was being boiled overturned and the contents scalded the left side and face of the child.
The parents did not believe that she was fatally injured although she suffered intensely. Thirty-six hours after the accident, death occurred. Funeral services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon at 2:00 by Rev. E.H. Lovell, Palmyra Methodist minister and burial was in the Myers Cemetery.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

December 14,1860---Died at the residence of Mr. Jarred, near this city, on the 12th, Bell, daughter of J.M. and Mary I. Rice, of this city; about 3 years of age


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

November 7,1924---Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the Salem Church by Rev. Charles H. Babb and Rev. W.H. Rollins for Ermine Trotter, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Trotter of District 17, who died at 10:30 Thursday morning in an infirmary in Nashville following a twelve month illness caused by a tumor of the brain. Interment was in the Salem burial ground. Pallbearers were selected from members and friends of the Salem Young Peoples� Missionary Society.
At last resort, the anxious parents sent her to Nashville hoping that an operation would remove the cause of her illness. On account of her condition rapidly growing worse, the operation was abandoned. Miss Trotter was a member of the United Brethren Church. She is survived by her parents, three grandparents--Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Trotter and T.W. Harper, and three brothers and four sisters.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

March 7,1874---Edna Earl, only daughter of Dr. C.A. and Lucie H. Wilkins, of Collinsville, Tn. died February 27, 1874, age 5 years.
�The silver cord is loosed: the pitcher is broken at the fountain. The dust has returned to the earth as it was, and the spirit has returned unto God who gave it. �The mournful wail of winter, while sighing its departing dirge amid the leafless forest, seemed to pause at the grief stricken cottage, and sing a farewell requiem over the beautiful casket, that had lost its jewel. The wonderfully beautiful bud waited not the coming of Spring. The mortal, through quivering waves of suffering, grasping the immortal and winged its flight to that sun bright clime to bask in the smiles of a living God. Yes, that beautiful bud will bloom in realms of never fading beauty. It looked more lovely than the Lily of the Valley.� Edna was one of those bright, surpassingly beautiful spirits, too pure for this sin-stained world. God, who gave it for awhile to the fond parents, has taken it back again.

The home has lost its brightest gem,
The jewel was too pure;
Now, Angels claim the diadem,
The Savior did procure.
Let heavenly harps be newly strung,
While Angels plume their wings,
And list to the song that now is sung,
While countless numbers sing.

I.J.W. Feb.28,1874, Clarksville


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

June 1,1921---In the death of Aunt Amanda Collins on last Thursday, May 26, Southside lost another one of its familiar landmarks. She and her husband, Uncle John Fuller Collins, were among the pioneer settlers of old Collinsville, now called Southside.
Aunt Manda, as she was called, had been a very active woman all during her life and kept up her domestic work until a few months ago when she was stricken with paralysis. It was her delight, when she could, to do something for a friend and neighbor and was very much devoted to her aged husband. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was 77 years of age at the time of her death. Besides her husband, she leaves five children. The funeral was held at the residence Friday afternoon at 2:00 by her pastor, Rev. L. Hosale. Interment was in Southside Cemetery.
Special sympathy is extended to Uncle John Collins, husband of the deceased, who is now nearing the sunset in the evening of life, having just passed his 97th birthday. Though being blind, Uncle John enjoys the company of his friends. He is very entertaining having read a great deal before he lost his sight and has a splendid memory of his travels when a young man and says he is going to reach his one hundredth anniversary, if the Lord is willing.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

May 8,1926---Second Jones child within a week - Winnie Jones, five years old, and the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Tom G. Jones of Liverworth Community in District 17 to die this week, was buried this afternoon in the Brame Cemetery beside Alonzo, three years of age, who died Wednesday and was buried Thursday. The little girl�s death Friday followed a short illness of pneumonia.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

June 4,1881---Respect to the memory of a worthy colored woman, Susan, wife of Burt Ramey, who died May 29,1881, aged 46 years. I conducted a short funeral service at the grave which was heartily joined in and responded to by the white and colored people of the community. It was a general remark that no woman of any color would be more missed in the neighborhood. Susan was gifted with more than an ordinary degree of solid common sense and was a true Christian. She went far and near to wait upon the sick and was rarely-gifted in nursing and soothing the afflicted. She could lay out a feast and preside over it as few persons could and was often called into requisition for such works. Her own family was raised and trained to be respected by all. The Community in which she lived and died will bear witness that she was worthy of all we have said and more. Southside, May 31,1881 J.W. Cullom.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

April 6,1878---Died, Mrs. Martha Clark, at the residence of her brother, Mr. Lewis Hale, on the first inst. of dropsy. She was born June 7,1829 and was consequently nearly 49 years old. For many years she had been left in widowhood, she and her children finding a home at the home of her brother, where she died. During a long and tedious illness, she received every kind of attention which tender affection could bestow. We often sat down at her bedside and heard assurance of her readiness to die. She delighted in hearing the songs of Zion which cheered her in her deep affliction. An hour or two before she died, she sent a messenger for us saying she wanted to hear singing once more. While we were singing �And let this feeble body fail�, she called her friends to her and one by one to tell her leave of them. Then at her request we sang �The Old Ship Of Zion�. She was getting on board and was soon out of sight of those she had left on shore. Today, we strike her name from the list of church membership at Salem but it is recorded in the Lamb�s book of life. Peace to her memory. J.W. Cullom.


From: Daily Leaf-Chronicle

March 26, 1923---Mrs. Ruby Rowland Williams, who died in Nashville, was buried at the Shiloh Cemetery this morning. A native of Shiloh, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Rowland, who survive. Mrs. Williams was a niece of Dr. H. A. Nesbitt of Clarksville.


From: Clarksville Chronicle

February 13, 1840---Died on the 11th of February of chronic hepatitis, Mrs. Priscilla, consort of Mr. Thomas Wyatt, of this county. A most amiable and worthy lady, and for the greater part of her life a regular member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
(Buried in the Sterling Neblett Cemetery at the intersection of Antioch Church Rd. and Antioch Creek Rd.)


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

March 11, 1913---Mrs. Martha Emily Weakley of Liverworth died this morning. She had been ill 8 days with pnuemonia and la grippe. She was 65 and a member of Chapel Hill Church. Children: T.W., Charles E. Walter, J.N., B.F., Mrs. Sam Grant, and Mrs. N.S. Dawson.
Burial at Graham Burial Grounds after services by Rev. Johnson.
(Martha Wealkey is buried in Brame-Jones Cemetery)


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

October 10,1927---Death Friday afternoon following three years of failing health due to advanced age, ended the long and useful life of Mrs. Sarah Harris, 84, of the Shiloh Community, District 22, this county, one of the remaining pioneer citizens of Montgomery County and grandmother of Allen Harris, Supt. of the Citizens Railroad Co. here. Although she had only one son, John Harris, Shiloh farmer, Mrs. Harris is survived by 5 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was born in this county and has lived near Shiloh all her life. Her husband, John Harris, made the supreme sacrifice while fighting with the Confederate Forces during the Civil War.
A brief funeral service for Mrs. Harris was held Saturday afternoon at 3:00 at the gravesite in the Sykes Cemetery near Shiloh. Due to the fact that the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Shiloh, of which Mrs. Harris was a member, was without a pastor, the service was said by G.R. Nolen, an elder in the church. Mrs. Harris had been and active and attentive member of the church for the past 30 years.


From: Clarksville Chronicle

July 23,1844---Died on the 15th of July, Susan C., daughter of John and Susan Martin, aged 20 years, 11 months and 28 days, born and raised on Budd�s Creek, removing from North Carolina to Tennessee in 1822. She left an example of morality, industrious, peaceable, affectionate and dutiful to her parents without a known enemy in the world. In the year 1836 or �37, she became seriously concerned upon the subject of religion and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at Antioch as a seeker where she remained until the year 1843. In the fall of that year, she became powerfully awakened and wrestled in agony of soul until she obtained the remittance of sins by justification is Christ. She attached herself to a church newly established at Locust Grove where she remained, a bright ornament in the church until God in his Providence saw fit to take her to him.
During her affliction, which lasted during a period of 22 days, she conversed freely with her friends and told them �all was well�.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

February 5, 1898---One of the oldest ladies in this section dead. Was generally beloved. Mother of a large family, and connected with some of the prominent families of this vicinity
For some time Mrs. Nancy Bagwell, one of the oldest ladies of this section, has been lying at the point of death, suffering from afflictions incident to old age, at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Sam Wilkerson, of the Port Royal neighborhood. The end came this morning at 7:00.
Mrs. Bagwell was 88 years old and had spent her long life of almost four and one half score in this county. Her maiden name was Morrow and she was related to a number of the most prominent families in this portion of the state. The death of this Christian old lady removes one of the beloved women who ever resided in this section. Her life was one of Christian work and godly example. This incomplete mention of her death will by no means do her justice, for in her were combined all the attributes of a good woman. She was the grandmother of Mrs. James Hord, of this city and left behind a number of children and grandchildren and other relatives in this locality.
The funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Gardner and Free at McAdoo church tomorrow about noon and the interment will be at the Bagwell burying ground (Pleasant Bagwell Cemetery) near the church. Deceased has been a constant member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church for over half a century.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

June 1858---Mrs. Mary Grant, born November 7,1789, age 68 years 7 months 26 days. Died June 30,1858 near Port Royal, Montgomery Co. Daughter of Joseph and Nancy Wheless who died in this county several years ago. She joined Baptist Church in October 1804. She married Zachariah Grant on December 27,1810.
She leaves a husband, three sons and three daughters. She is buried at Old Grants Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.

From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

July 16,1858---Died in this county, near Port Royal, Tennessee, Mrs. Mary Grant, wife of Zachariah Grant.

July 23,1858---Died, on June 30,1858, Mrs. Mary Grant, consort of Zachariah Grant, aged 68 years, 7 months & 26 days. Sister Grant was the daughter of Mr. Aquilla Wheless, who died in this county some years since. She was born November 7,1789, professed religion October 1,1804, in her 50 years, and joined the Baptist Church; married Mr. Grant December 27,1810, with whom she lived in peace and prosperity. She possessed a strong mind, fixed purpose, and amiable disposition; was kind and liberal in her feelings, a friend to the poor, very attentive to the sick, and ever ready, with a liberal hand to aid in anything that promised good to the church or to the world. She was much afflicted for eighteen months previous to her death, the last six months confined to her room, and the last four weeks to her bed.
As she approached near the tomb her mind was more and more taken from the world, and the greater did she manifest her anxiety for the spritual interest of her friends. She urged her aged companion to meet her in Heaven -- which he promised he would -- and her children, grandchildren


From: Leaf Chronicle

November 13,1889---Mrs. Nannie Ferrell, wife of Jasson R. Ferrell, died of liver trouble at her home on Barker Street in South Clarksville near the water works, Saturday evening. The funeral sermon was preached yesterday afternoon at 3 o�clock by Rev. T. W. Noland. The remains were interred in the City Cemetery. She leaves a husband five children.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

December 29,1865---died in this county, on the 24, Mrs. James F. Trice, of Consumption.


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

January 2, 1900---Yesterday afternoon the remains of Lorena Harris were interred at the Powers burying ground near Palmyra, services being conducted by Rev. C.A. Barnes.
She died the evening before of severe burns received on Saturday while alone in a room on Emmett Powers' place, where her mother lives. Mr. Powers' son burned both hands severely in putting out the flames. It is not known just how her clothing caught fire.


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

August 12, 1901---Miss Kate Richardson Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Roberts, was born June 6,1878 and died Aug. 11,1901, aged 23 years, 7 months, and 5 days. The burial services will be at the Roberts' home at 4:00 P.M. today. Services by Rev. W.T.C. Cook and Rev. W.T. Freeman. Burial at Roberts Burial Ground.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

August 21, 1880---For many months Miss Bedia A. Rose had been fading away under the torch of the fell destroyer, consumption. Today, Keesee's Chapel was packed with a congregation of relatives and friends to pay a last tender tribute to her memory. She died in great peace yesterday morning at 5 o'clock, at the residence of her father, Isaac Rose. All her preparations for death had been calmly made, even to the details of her funeral service. She had been for many years an exemplary member of the Baptist Church, and few young ladies had a larger circle of devoted friends. She rests in peace. By Rev. J.W. Cullom.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

September 23,1859---Willie Grant, age 3 years, 3 months, 19 days, died September 19, 1859 of ulcerated sore throat in Montgomery County, Tennessee. She is the daughter of David Grant.


From: The Weekly Chronicle

November 17,1883--On the 7th of this month, little Mary Castleberry, eleven years old, attended school and after going home, ate a hearty supper and died before midnight. The cause of her death is not known.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

October 20, 1908---Mrs. Mary Baxter Watkins, widow of the late Stephen D. Watkins, died at her home near Southside of heart failure, following an attack of la grippe. Mrs. Watkins was in her 86th year and although in feeble health for the past year, had retained to a remarkable extent, the faculties of a vigorous and cultivated intellect.
Mrs. Watkins was widely known throughout the Southland for her strong devotion and material aid to the cause of the Confederacy. Before and during the war she and her husband lived at Louisa Furnace, owned by Mr. Watkins, who had acquired great wealth in the iron business. Their home was the center of gracious hospitality and many of our older citizens can recall the pleasant memories of entertainment in this lovely home in the old days when the social and intellectual pleasures of life received their due and proper attention.
During the war especially did the ministering hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Watkins aid the struggling South. Their home became a refuge for the Southern soldiers and this in spite of the fact that their devotion and aid were a menace to their own safety and endangered their large properties. Upon several occasions, this shelter was invaded by Northern forces and the soldiers who were there were captured. A young soldier, now a prominent citizen of Clarksville, was hidden for days in the woods near the home and tenderly cared for until he was able to rejoin his regiment. And many were the times that the young women of Clarksville went out to the home of Mrs. Watkins, where they could meet their brothers and sweethearts who wore the gray.
Mrs. Watkins was a singularly gifted woman; of a sweet, deeply religious character, she had a firm, unerring judgment and sense of justice and was in every way the mistress and guiding spirit of her household, loved by the members of her family and servants alike with deep devotion. Mrs. Watkins' love for the intellectual and beautiful was abiding and until her recent illness, she kept up her music, being particularly gifted and accomplished in that art. She was a devout member of the Episcopal Church and until her infirmities forbade, an active Christian woman.
Surviving their mother are four children: Mrs. Louise Cox of Atlanta; Mrs. Robert E. Bliss of Florence, Ala.; Mr. Thomas Baxter Watkins and Miss Fannie Watkins, who made their home with their mother. Mrs. Watkins leaves also two sisters, Mrs. Charlie McKernon and Mrs. Michael Vaughn of Nashville. The interment will be in the Nashville Cemetery.




From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

March 4,1918---On the morning of January 24, 1918, God in his infinite wisdom called Mrs. Elizabeth Tinsley Fain from earth to her home in heaven. She had been sick only a few days and no one expected the end so near, but she insisted she was going home, leaving a message for her children to so live that they might meet her in the Celestial City where there is no more sorrow or pain.
She was born at Southside, Tennessee October 2,1848, and was laid to rest in the Southside Cemetery near her mother, Mrs. Eliza Harper Tinsley.
She is survived by her husband, T.L. Fain, nine children, one brother, S.D. Tinsley, one sister, Mrs. Ann Farley of Nashville, and a niece, Mrs. Allie Tinsley Harris.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 10,1862---Died on the 5th, Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey, consort of the late Jesse Bailey, of this county.


From: Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle

October 10,1893---The news of a very sad and tragic death of an aged lady comes from the 16th District of the county, Mrs. Emily Swift, wife of Thomas J. Swift, who resides on Indian Creek near Mt. Zion Church, fell into the fire at her home last evening and burned to death before assistance could reach her.
The particulars of the accident are meager, but it is known that the lady had been partially demented from age and affliction for some time, and it is supposed that in a �fit� she fell into the fire. There seems to have been no one in the house at the time except the lady, and that she was dead before anyone knew of the accident. Her body was horribly burned.
She was a member of the old Crockett family and was sixty-seven years of age. The interment takes place this evening at 3:00 at the Crockett burying ground.


From: The Leaf Chronicle

June 26, 1903---Mrs. Golden Harvey, wife of A. B. Harvey and daughter of J. D. McCurdy of McAllister's Crossroads, died yesterday afternoon at 4:40 o'clock after a lingering illness of consumption. She was 29 years of age and a consistant member of the Methodist Church.
A somewhat remarkable circumstance in connection with her death is related by her friends. Mrs. Harvey asked the time of day and when told it was one o'clock remarked she would pass away at 20 minutes to five and precisely at that time she died.
She is survived by a husband and 3 children. The funeral took place this afternoon at 3 with services by Rev. Mr. Farris. Interment was at the Mt. Zion burial ground.(She was the mother of Brown Harvey, Sr.)


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

May 4, 1920---A lamentable tragedy occurred in the Thirteenth Civil District of this county, just across the Cumberland River from Clarksville, Sunday morning about 7:00. At the time indicated, a severe rain and thunderstorm passed over that vicinity. Lightning struck the home of Henry C. Jackson, a farmer, killing his daughter, Ella Rena, aged 12, instantly. The Jackson family, consisting of Mr. Jackson, his wife, and three children, were all in the family room, watching the storm. Mr. Jackson thought of his young chickens, leaving his house to look after them. Just as he had left the house and was passing the chimney on the outside, there was a terrific crash of thunder. Bricks from the chimney came tumbling upon him. The electric bolt, after striking the chimney, descended into the room, passing through the body of the little girl, who sat in a chair in front of the fireplace, killing her instantly. The child's mother sat near her and was rendered unconscious by the shock, although she was otherwise uninjured. She remains in a prostrated condition today. The other children escaped injury.
Mr. Jackson, on returning to the room, found his little girl lying dead in the fire, with most of her clothing burned from her body. His first thought was for his child, whose body he rescued from the flames, after which he rendered what aid he could to his unconscious wife. It was a terrible experience.
The lightning tore a gaping hole in one side of the house. The escape of the other members of the family is regarded as little short of miraculous.
Much sympathy is felt for the stricken family, who in the twinkling of an eye were thus plunged into grief over the loss of one of their number, the others escaping by a hair's breadth.
The funeral of the unfortunate child was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Macedonia Church, with service by the Reverend W. H. Rollins.


From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

February 21,1879---We are called upon to record the death of old Mother Jones. Aunt Patsy, as she was called, bore her affliction with much patience and fortitude until death at last plumed her wings for a loftier and holier flight. She has gone.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 24,1880---Our neighbor Mr. Nat Irby has our sympathies in the loss of three of his children this week by diphtheria. The disease was of the malignant type and did its dreadful work rapidly.
The children who died were the three youngest in the family. Nannie, aged nearly four, died Sunday morning, January 18th; Willie, ten years old, died Tuesday night, January 20th; and Sallie, aged six years old, died Wednesday morning, January 21,1880. The last two are put away in one grave. This kind and harmonious family has been singularly free from sickness and death. The blow is therefore all the more keenly felt.
The little graves at Salem Church will remind us that:
There's many an empty cradle, There's many a vacant bed,
There's many a lonesome bosom, Whose light and joy have fled,
For thick in every graveyard, The little hillocks lie,
And every hillock represents an angel in the sky.

January 21,1880..............J.W. Cullom


From: The Clarksville Chronicle

Died on the 29th,1840, in the 79th year of her age, Mrs. Elizabeth Hyer, relict of Frederick Hyer, dec�d. She was a lady of remarkable rigid piety, and for about 60 years a regular member of the Baptist Church.


From: The Chronicle

November 27,1857---A widow lady by the name of Mrs. Yarbrough, living in this county, got up on last Friday morning and commenced cooking her breakfast, and was to all appearance in good health, and in less than five minutes she was a corpse. We have not learned with what disease she died, but it may be truly said, �that in the midst of life, we are in death�.


From: Clarksville Daily Tobacco Leaf

February 8,1915---Priscilla Withers Smith Succumbs to an Illness of Several Weeks Duration--Will Be Buried Here.
Mrs. John Hurst received a telegram this morning announcing the death at Marietta, Georgia, of Priscilla Withers Smith. Her death took place at the home of the Rev. J. H. Patten, whose wife is a niece of Mrs. Smith. The funeral will be at Marietta at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, after which the body will be shipped to Clarksville for interment, arriving in Clarksville at Wednesday morning at 9:40 o'clock. The burial will be from the train, with services at the grave by Rev. E. J. Barnett.
The passing of Mrs. Smith will be the cause of regret to her friends in this community, in which she had spent so many years. Those who knew her will mourn the loss of one whose life was ordered by Christian principles and charitable impulses. Mrs. Smith was born 1837 in Lincoln County, Kentucky and is the widow of the late Thomas H. Smith, who was for many years one of Clarksville's lead businessmen.
She was a sister of the late Elijah Withers. She was the last of her immediate family, being survived by three nieces, Mrs. J. H. Patten of Marietta; Mrs. McGarity of Atlanta, Georgia; and Mrs. Harris of Catersville, Georgia.


From: Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

March 14,1893---One of the old landmarks of the neighborhood, is gone. �Aunt Celia� wife of �Uncle Ike� Roberts, died Friday evening, after a severe attack of hemorrhage of the lungs. Aunt Celia was about 72 years old, and had lived in this neighborhood nearly all her life. She was born in North Carolina and was bought, together with her mother, when a little girl by Samuel Edmondson, deceased. She and Ike Roberts were married in 1841, and had lived in peace and harmony for 52 years--a most rare occurrence among colored people. Fifteen children, 55 grandchildren, and 25 great-grand children--a total of 95 descendents. �Uncle Ike� was born in this vicinity, February 13,1815, and has lived here all his life, looked up to by his own race and respected and liked by white and black for his honesty and integrity of character. No barbecue is good unless Uncle Ike cooks it, and no person has been buried in the old Roberts Graveyard whose grave he did not superintend and help dig. �Aunt Celia� was buried in this graveyard Sunday with services by Reverends Joe Ramey and Abe Wimberly, colored and the Knights of Tabor, of which order she was a member. A large concourse of people, among whom were many whites attended the burial, attesting the esteem in which this patriarchal couple were held.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

October 26,1908---Mrs. Nora Suiter, wife of Claude Suiter, died Sunday evening at 7:00. Mrs. Suiter was 21 years old and had been married about 2 years. She was well beloved by all that knew her, all of whom mourn her loss.


From: The Chronicle

August 22,1874---While a party of neighbors were sitting up with the corpse of Miss Jane Adams at the house of her grandfather, Nelson Adams, in Dickson County on the 14th, Mrs. Adams attempted to fill a coal oil lamp from a full can, when an explosion took place and Mrs. Adams was so badly burned as to cause her death next day. Mr. Adams, two of his sons, and one daughter were also burned, but not dangerously. The flames set the house on fire but it was extinguished without any serious damage.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

May 19,1883--We learn from the Russellville, Kentucky, Herald that Miss Jane Adams died of Paralysis in that place on Thursday of last week, Miss Adams was well known in Clarksville. She taught school in this city prior to the war and was employed at the Female Academy while it was under the management of Professor Collins, last year. She has many friends and acquaintances here who will regret to hear of her death. In speaking of the deceased, the Herald says:
Miss Adams had a fine mind, well stored with learning; but was so diffident with respect to her knowledge, that it is doubtful whether she fully appreciated her own attainments. She was one of the most modest and unassuming of women, and, as has been remarked by one who knew her long and well, she was absolutely unselfish. Her death has closed a pure and noble life.


From: The Chronicle

August 22,1874--At J.K. Trotter�s, in this county, a negro girl 14 or 15 years of age was kicked in the pit of the stomach by a horse on the 15th and died the next day.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Mrs. Bettie A. Haynes, wife of the late Dr. William Andrew Haynes, died this Friday of malaria. She was buried at the homeplace near Dotsonville.


From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

June 28,1892---There is reason to believe that the oldest person in Tennessee died in District 13 Friday night. She was Aunt Nancy Martin (colored) and she was 112 years old. Some assert that she was older than that and place her age at 126. She was brought to this country ninety-four years ago by Persley Martin, who was murdered on his farm below here on the river many years ago. Some say that Nancy was 18 years old when she was brought here, while others claim that she was 32. Taking the former as the most reliable report, she would have been 112 years old at the time of her death. She had lived to see five generations of children grow up around her.


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

July 28,1900---The remains of Mrs. Peggy Myers were brought home and buried in the Myers burying ground last week. She had been with relatives near Herndon, Kentucky some time, where she died. She was 90 years old, highly respected and leaves a large family connection.


From: The Chronicle

May 25, 1878---At a regular meeting of Indian Creek Grange No. 364, held on April 13, 1878, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted: Whereas, Death, the angel that opens, for the pure and upright, the gates which lead to the fields of unfading beauty and eternal rest, has been among us and taken from our Grange the bright and cheerful-faced Lucy V. Neblett; Therefore, be it resolved, that in her death the Grange has lost a good member, who by her gentle disposition won the approval of the faculty and esteem of her members.
Resolved, that we extend to her bereaved parents our heartfelt sympathy in their loss of so promising a daughter, and commend them to Him who's tender mercies are over all His works, and would say to them that, while it is dark below, it is light above.
William Harvey, T.J. Swift, Kate Harvey, Nora Dickson--Committee.


From: Clarksville Tobacco Leaf

November 1,1877---A colored woman named Frances, working on the farm of Mrs. Hollingsworth in District 16, was found in the field the other day most horribly lacerated, her bowels torn out, bones broken, and body bruised to a jelly. She was plowing two mules, and soon after the usual hour for taking out, one of the mules put in its appearance, and the woman failing to come with the other, search was instituted with the above result. It is supposed she undertook to ride one of the mules to the house and was thrown, her feet caught by the trace chains, and she was kicked and dragged over stumps and rocks. The mule had not been found up to last account.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

August 21,1880---Mrs. Sallie Mellon was born in Montgomery County in 1806, was married to Thomas Mellon in 1833, died August 13,1880, aged 74 years. In 1845 her husband died, leaving her with 5 little children, which, by her energy and industry, she raised to be respected men and women. She was a good neighbor, a true friend, and an affectionate mother. She was not a member of any church, but for a long time she has been greatly concerned about religion... She leaves a large number of friends and relatives to mourn her loss.
Her funeral was preached by the Reverend J.W. Cullom, and was buried in the old family graveyard near Mrs. Polly Neblett.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

March 31,1917---Mrs. Donia Hargrove, formerly of Clarksville, died at the Middle Tennessee Branch of Insane Asylum at Nashville this morning after a confinement of several years in that institution.
Inheriting two farms and other valuable property amounting to a fortune, Mrs. Hargrove, after her husband�s death in 1895 in District 17, began to make new acquaintances and lavished gifts on them. Later she moved to Clarksville and bought a residence, still lavishing gifts on friends. In a few years she was financially involved and it was discovered she was mentally imbalanced. Her creditors had a guardian appointed who sold her property and paid her debts, leaving her without a dollar. She was then sent to the Tennessee Masonic Home at Nashville, but her mind became weaker and she was placed in the Insane Asylum.
It is not known whether the body will be interned at Nashville or returned to Clarksville.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

August 2,1901---Sarah Campton died Monday near Woodlawn. She was on the county pension list.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

June 25,1901---Mrs. Martha N. Carkuff died June 24. She was the widow of Matthew W. She was a native of Montgomery County. Burial in City cemetery.


From: Clarksville Jeffersonian

September 7,1844---Mrs. Elizabeth Carney died on the 31, age 39; she was the wife of Capt. Christopher N. Carney.


From: Tennessee Watchman

June 14,1823---Mrs. Carney, wife of Capt. James W., died Tuesday.


From: The Nashville Banner

May 5,1913---Mrs. Martha Chestnut, widow of Wesley Chestnut, died in Kentucky of heart failure. She has relatives in Port Royal.


From: The River Counties

Mrs. Caroline Clark died August 14,1865.


From: National Banner

July 28,1832---Mrs. Mary W. Clayton, wife of Alexander M., died the 20th at Clarksville.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

November 1,1861---Died in this county, on the 14th, at the residence of G.W. Bradburry, Mrs. Sarah Cocke, at the advanced age of about 98 years.


From: The River Counties

Coleman, Mrs. Elizabeth, 77, died September 3,1859. She was a Methodist for 60 years.


From: The River Counties

Collier, Mrs. Elizabeth, 40, died August 16,1861 of typhoid. She was the wife of W.H. Collier.


From: The Nashville Banner

December 6,1901---Mrs. Eliza Collins, 45, died last night. Burial in Southside Cemetery.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

September 27,1861--Died in this city, on the 26th, Mrs. Mary C. Cooper, consort of Dr. C.R. Cooper.


In the appropriate place in this issue, will be found the announcement of the death of Mrs. Mary C. Cooper, wife of Dr. C.R. Cooper, of this city.
Mrs. Cooper had lived here for twenty-five years, and was justly held in very high esteem by the whole community, for her social and domestic virtues, her charities to the poor and the suffering, and her uniform Christian life. A tribute to her memory better worthy than any we can pay, will doubtless be prepared by other hands, yet we feel constrained by our own knowledge and experience of her Christian and womanly worth to utter this slight eulogium in noticing her decease.
Her funeral will be attended this afternoon, from Dr. Cooper�s residence, corner of Second and Madison streets. Divine services at the Presbyterian church, by Reverend T.D. Wardlaw and Reverend Dr. Hendrick.

October 4,1861---Died, in Clarksville, Tennessee, on September 24, Mrs. Mary C. Cooper, wife of Dr. C.R. Cooper, in the 54th year of her age.
In the death of this most estimable lady, the family, church and community to which she belonged have sustained an irreparable loss. During her residence of some 25 years in Clarksville, Mrs. C. endeared herself to almost every family by her uniform kindness, her self-sacrificing labors in their afflictions, her attention to the needy, and her cheerful disposition. Born and reared in Carlisle, Tennessee, where she was also married and united with the Presbyterian church in 1826, she resided, for several years, in Cincinnati, Ohio, from which place her husband moved to Clarksville, in 1836. At that time the church, of which she was a devoted member even to her death, scarcely had an existence; and it may be said that she, with a few other pious women, and one or two good men, formed the nucleus of the Presbyterian Church in Clarksville, and labored faithfully in the cause of Christ when Jacobs friends were few and feeble.
As a mother, Mrs. Cooper was exceedingly kind and affectionate, and even during her last hours she manifested the greatest solicitude in regard to the salvation of her children. May they all remember her dying request, and seek to meet her in heaven.
As a wife she was confiding, unselfish and devoted; as a friend, unpretending, sincere and generous even to her own hurt; as a Christian, well informed, candid, decided in her principles, devoted to her church, yet free from bigotry, liberal and catholic in her feelings. Her end was peace---she died calmly and quietly, cheered by the love of Christ.

�Dearest sister, thou hast left us;
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But �tis God that hath bereft us;
He can all our sorrows heal.�


From: The River Counties

Mrs. Elizabeth Couts, wife of John F. Couts, died October 6,1861.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

November 23,1860---Died in this city, on the 18th, Alma Fatha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Cox, aged one years 18 months and 17 days.


From: The Tennessee Watchman

June 1,1821---Mrs. Elizabeth Crockett died of poison given by two slaves owned by William Sullivan. The slaves are to be executed on the 8th.

See article #234 in Keeping the Peace


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

April 9,1858---Mary Susan Cross, daughter of Thomas Cross, died April 7,1858.


From: The River Counties

Mrs. L.W. Crotzer and infant died December 7,1859.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

March 4,1859---Mrs. Dorothy Crouch, 88, died at her son's home, W.H. Crouch.

65    ANN W. DALY

From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

December 4,1857---Mrs. Ann W. Daly (Nannie), wife of John N., died last Tuesday.

From: The River Counties

Mrs. Nannie Daly, wife of John N. of Camden, Arkansas, died at the home of Samuel Allen in Montgomery County on December 1,1857.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 10,1862---Died on the 6th, very suddenly, of Congestion, Mrs. Ella Phillips, consort of Frank Phillips, of this county.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

June 17,1859--Sarah A. Davis, 31 years, 8 months, died June 2 in Memphis. She was the wife of Col. W.J. Davis.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

November 22,1901---Mrs. Rebekah Davis, 45, wife of John Davis, died yesterday at Lone Oak. Burial in the family burying ground.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

February 22,1861--Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Davis Jr., of Montgomery County, married 2 months and on a trip to New Orleans, perished when the steamer "Charmer" was burned near Donaldsonville, Louisiana.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

November 15,1861---Died in this city, on the 11th, after a protracted illness, Mrs. Sarah Dicks, in the 85 year of her age.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

Mrs. Harriet Donoho, 46, died July 21,1860 of prostration of the nervous system. She was the wife of Dr. Thomas J. Donoho.


From: The Maury Democrat

August 7,1890---Mrs. Etta Downing of Clarksville took a dose of aconite last week (she thought it was dysentery medicine) and died 40 minutes later.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

November 1,1901---Mrs. Mary Chapman McRae Drane, wife of Wesley Drane, died Tuesday. She married in April,1855 and leaves five children. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.


From: Tennessee Watchman

October 31,1823---Ann Dunbar, 36 years, 6 days, died the 19th. She was the first female child born in Montgomery County. She is survived by aged parents.


From: The Nashville Banner

April 29,1913---Mrs. Susanna Durham died Monday of senile infirmities at Woodford, Montgomery County. She was the widow of Samuel Durham. Mrs. Durham was born in Cheatham County, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sanders who came from North Carolina.




From: Clarksville Jeffersonian

August 3,1844---Mrs. Arminda Eliot, wife of David Eliot, died on the 18th. She was the daughter of Robert Davis.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

November 27,1857---Mrs. Ann M. Adams Elliott died November 24, the wife of David A. Elliott.


From: The Nashville Whig

November 17,1817---Mrs. Nancy Fentress, wife of Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives James Fentress, died the 27th in Montgomery County.


From: The Nashville Banner

January 6,1837---Virginia C. Fort, wife of Epps L. Fort, died the 21st (of December) in Montgomery County.


From: The Nashville Banner

April 1,1913---Mrs. Eunice Gauchat died today of a stroke in Montgomery County.


From: The River Counties

Lucy Gayle, wife of John Gayle, died in Clarksville August 30,1830.

83    MRS. J.B. GREENE

From: The River Counties

Mrs. J.B. Greene died in Clarksville June 30,1834.


From: The River Counties

Mrs. Jane Hadden died April 8,1860 of apoplexy near Elkton, Kentucky. She was the mother of David P. Hadden of Clarksville.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

August 17,1860---Died last night, of summer complaint, Mattie Eason, second daughter of Reverend A.L. and Dollie M. Hamilton, aged 19 months.
The friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the burial this morning, 11:00, at the City Cemetery.


From: The River Counties

Mary Coke Harper, born in 1836 in Montgomery County died September,1866. She was the daughter of Ben Coke of Montgomery County.


From: Nashville Banner

June 25,1858---Beatrice Adkins, 15, daughter of Lem Adkins, died Saturday at Fredonia.




From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 28,1861---Margaret Allen, 35, died January 17,1861 of lung disease near Clarksville, Tennessee after a long and protracted illness.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

July 28,1865---Mrs. Mary A. Allen, born July 27,1830, age 35 years, 20 days, died July 17,1865. She married Daniel D. Allen January 23,1850 and was the daughter of Thomas and Susan Orgain Ramey, former sheriff or Montgomery County, Tennessee. Mrs. Allen joined the Methodist Episcopal Church South at Salem in 1851. She leaves a husband and children. Interment at Orgain Cemetery.


From: The River Counties

Mrs. Maria Allen, 83, widow of William Allen, died January 3,1887.


From: Clarksville Chronicle

February 3,1860---Mrs. Emma Alley, died of scarlet fever.


From: The River Counties

Emma Lou Alley, daughter of Robert H. and Amanda L., deceased, of Turnersville, died January 28,1860 at the Clarksville Female Academy, age 15.


From: The River Counties

Julia Askins, 2 weeks, 5 days; infant daughter of W.H. and M.D. Duke died October 31,1860.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

March 18,1859---Miss Ion Atkins, only daughter of Peyton R. Atkins of Pine Bluff, Ark. died at Clarksville Female Academy.

96    MRS. S.A. HUFF

From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

July 30,1901---Mrs. S.A. Auff died Wednesday, the widow of a confederate soldier, in Hopkinsville.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 10,1862---Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey, widow of Jesse Bailey, died January 5,1862.


From: National Review

March 17,1831---Mrs. Mary A. Baker died in Montgomery County.


From: National Review

October 29,1831---Mrs. Nancy Baker died October 19 in Montgomery County.


From: The River Counties

Mrs. Jane Ballard, widow of the late John Ballard, died August 23,1801.


From: Nashville Banner

March 16,1831---Mrs. Mary Minor Barker, wife of John Barker, died in Montgomery County.


From: Clarksville Jeffersonian

August 24,1844---Mrs. Sarah W. Barksdale, 30, wife of Esquire T.W. Barksdale, died August 20,1844.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

September 13,1901---Mrs. Emma Barnett, 30, died near Crofton, Kentucky, buried in Alex Browne Cemetery.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

September 13,1861---Theodora Hicks Batson, 31, died on the 3rd; survived by husband, father and mother. A tribute of respect was fired by the Rifle Co at Camp Mills.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

February 25,1859---Died on the 23, in this place, Mrs. Hannah Beaumont, wife of Matthias Beaumont.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

November 22,1901---Mrs. Sam Bemiss died in New Orleans on Monday. She was the sister of James L. Lockert.


From: Clarksville Jeffersonian

June 10,1857---Age 75 years, died June 3,1857 in Clarksville, Tennessee. She was the wife of David Birney.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 14,1859---Died in this city on Sunday, December 12, of pneumonia of the lungs, Mrs. M. Boardman, aged about 65 years. She was for many years a consistent christian, and died with the full assurance of immortal happiness, leaving numerous friends to mourn her loss.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

February 17,1860---Mary C. Boardman, 23, wife of Thomas M., died February 12 or 13,1860.


From: The River Counties

Susan A. Boatwright, 29, died January 1,1857 of consumption at the home of her mother.


From: Clarksville Jeffersonian

August 8,1860---Phoebe Bowling, 18, died July 28,1860 of consumption.

From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

August 3,1860---Died in this county, July 28,1860, of consumption, Miss Phoebe Bowling, aged about 18 years. Her death was very sudden, but she had made full preparation of heart and was ready to depart and be with her Savior.


From: Nashville Banner

February 24,1913---Mrs. Mary Bradley of Clarksville, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

November 29,1901---Mrs. Medora Brown, sister of Sallie Howard, died last night in St. Louis. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

September 13,1901---Christina Bullard, 11 months, died yesterday; the daughter of Monroe Bullard. Burial in City Cemetery.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

August 20,1858---Died on the 15, at the residence of Mrs. P. Lyle, in this county, after a short illness, Mrs. Nancy Bumpass, age about 60 years.

August 27,1858---Another saint has gone to reap her reward in the realms of the blessed. Mrs. Nancy Bumpass died Sabbath evening August 15,1858, in the 65 year of her age. Content to follow in the footsteps of the meek and lowly Savior, she chose the shinning pathway of the just, and with a self-sacrifice which Christianity alone can inspire, her life was almost wholly spent in doing good to others. Like a mini ??? spirit on errands of mercy, this ???? lady (through cold or heat) was ever ready to minister to the wants of the sick and dying, high and low, rich and poor alike shared in her Christian sympathy, and many eyes who look upon these lines, will gratefully remember the truth of what I have stated. But she is gone leaving behind the savor of a good name, amid deaths thickening gloom, the day-break of an eternal more greeted the soul�s vision, and away away, on the far off shores, her happy spirit rests forever.
A. Friend.


From: Nashville Banner

March 26,1913---Helen Burton of Port Royal died yesterday. Burial in Sango Cemetery.


From: The Nashville Whig

December 15,1817---Harriett Bryan, 10, died on the 27th at the residence of Col. Henry H. Bryan of Montgomery County.

118    MRS. CULLOM

From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

August 1,1885---Mrs. Cullom died very suddenly near Charlotte a few days ago.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

August 1,1885---Mrs. Louis Hughes, of Barton�s Creek, died last week.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

August 1,1885---Mrs. William Davidson of Horse Branch, attended to the milking of her cows on the morning of the 17th and was a corpse before night. It is supposed that she bursted a blood vessel from coughing. She leaves a husband and several sprightly children.

121    J.R. HAMILTON (daughter of)

From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

August 1,1885---Mrs. J.R. Hamilton presented her husband with two little treasures on the 15th, a boy and a girl, but unfortunately they both died.

122    MRS. J.H. BARNES

From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

December 27,1910---The Bowling Green and Erin accommodation struck and killed Mrs. J.H. Barnes near Hematite Sunday. The body was placed in the baggage car and carried to Steele�s Springs where Mrs. Barnes resided.
The unfortunate woman suffered mental aberration and had wandered from her home Saturday night. She was walking north in the middle of the track when first seen by the engineer. He blew an alarm and she started to run, holding her hands above her head. At this move, the emergency brakes were applied and the engine reversed, but all to late. When struck, she fell back on the pilot, rolling off to the left of the track. She was unconscious when picked up and died within three hours after the accident.
The family discovered her absence at 5:00 and were searching the country at the time she was struck. No one on the train was able to identify the body and Conductor George Webb intended to bring it to Clarksville, but when the train reached Steele�s, he learned of her identity and the body was put off there.
Her husband, the assistant section foreman at Steele�s and recently moved there from Stanton, Tennessee where he was also employed by the L&N Railroad. The dead woman was 42 years old and leaves 4 children: Mrs. Elsie Hall of Bear Springs, North Carolina, Luther, and Clarice, the latter an 8-year-old daughter.
The body was taken to Stewart, Tennessee, her old home, yesterday for interment.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 11,1861---Died, at the residence of her son, Gen. A.G. Wilcox, in Montgomery County, on Friday morning, the 28th, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilcox, relict of Mr. John E. Wilcox, Sr., deceased.
Mrs. Wilcox was born in Rutherford county, North Carolina, October 2,1782, and was therefore in the 79 year of her age, at the time of her death---She was married to Mr. Wilcox in 1800, and in the same year, came with him to this county, where he had settled in 1785. Here she continued to live up to the day of her death. She was one of the few left among us who participated in the early settlement of our county, and being a close observer, and having a good memory of the events connected with it, the information that she frequently imparted to her friends, was not only highly interesting, but very valuable, to those who fel an interest in such reminiscences. The recollections of one who, like her, had seen even more than the �three score years and ten� that limit most of mens� lives, could not but be replete with historic interest. Much interest though as centered in her, as a living link between the present and the past, yet it was the personal, intrinsic excellences of character that adorned her, that won that high and deferential regard, in which she was held by all who knew her. Her kind-heartedness and philanthropy were not bounded by any considerations of policy or interest, but seemed to reach to all her fellow creatures. In health and prosperity she was cheerful and grateful, in sickness and amid trials she was resigned, submissive, hopeful; ???? and adorning, under all circumstances, her profession of the religion of Jesus. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 48 years, having joined that communion and attached herself to the old �Drake�s Pond Church,� in the year 1812, which membership she continued to hold to her death.
Her sickness was of long duration, and often she suffeed great pain, but she bore it all with a resignation truly christian. She regarded death not as a fearful calamity, but only as the summons from the mingled ills and enjoyments of this life, to the infinite blessedness of theat reserved for the righteous; and often expressed a desire �to depart hence and be with Christ.� And, at length, the summons came. After a long life, full of good deeds; surrounded by sons and daughters, and children�s children; full of christian faith and hope, she calmly passed away, leaving behind her the recod of a Life well spent.


From: DailyLeaf Chronicle

September 1,1919---Miss Lillian McCarver, aged 21, who resided with her brother, William on Current St., South Clarksville, was shot and almost instantly killed at 9:20 Saturday night.
The deplorable tragedy falls heavily on the many friends of the young lady. She was an energetic, industrious young woman of splendid address and was liked by all who knew her. She is survived by three brothers.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Pleasant View Baptist Church, in District 13, Reverend W.H. Rollins will officiate.
The following will serve as pallbearers: J.C. Haynes, Andrew Earls, Joe Ledbetter, Sam Dycus, Lewis Frey, Andrew Welker.
See article #109 in Keeping the Peace


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

March 1,1861---Willie Munford Anderson, 7, youngest daughter of Thompson Anderson, died last Friday.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

December 8,1883----An old colored woman named Annie Martin, formerly a slave of the late Elijah Martin, died at her home on the South side on the 29th, aged about 80 years.

127    B.W. OWENS (infant daughter of)

From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 27,1883---Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Owens have the sympathy of their friends in the loss of their infant daughter, aged about ten days, on the 18th.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 15,1883---Sister Hodges, the wife of James Hodges and daughter of Mr. Joseph Davis, died last Friday night and we preached her funeral. She was buried last Sunday. She was a good woman, a kind wife and a loving mother.
Reverend B.M. Stephens, Antioch Circuit.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

Eliza Hewitt, 59, died February 22, 1859 of spinal infection. She was the wife of Benjamin Hewitt.


From: Nashville Banner

Mrs. V.C. Highsmith, 74, widow of V.C., died Monday, March 23, 1913, at Port Royal.

131    MARY HILL

From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

September 20, 1901---Mary Hill, 22, died Friday of typhoid. She was the daughter of Warfield Hill and lived in the Sinking Fork area. She was buried in the family burying ground.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

Ann Herring, 22, daughter of Albert Herring, died August 7, 1858.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

February, 1860---Lucy A. E. Hopkins, 43, died on the 24th of typhoid in Warren County. She was a Baptist.


From: The River Counties

Susan Isadora "Dora" Powers, daughter of B. & Susan Powers died of consumption December 18,1879 at 9 o'clock aged 23 years, 4 months & 29 days. Joined M.E. Church South October 3,1867.

Elizabeth Powers departed this life October 30,1845.

Dora Margrette Powers, daughter of Wilson Powers and Mollie, his wife, died of flux June 27,1889.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

September 15,1865--Died near this city, on Sunday morning, the 10th, Jettie Stuart, daughter of J.G. and M. Hornberger, aged 5 years, 9 months, and 6 days.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

May, 1859---Mary Price House, 16, died May 2nd. She was the daughter of the late Dr. L.S. House.

137    MARY R. HOUSE

From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

February, 1859--Mary R., wife of R.M. House, died on the 4th.


From: Genealogical Journal of Montgomery County

Mary E. Collins Harper died on the 20th day of October 1876 12 miles south of Clarksville, Tennessee

Eliza A. Williams died July 15th 1888 at Denison, Texas

Minnie L. Lyle died April 14,1915 at Shamrock, Texas

Julia Lowe Roberts died January 11,1960. Buried January 13,1960 Okalahoma City Memorial

Jessie Lee Riddle Harper died September 1941. Buried at Wichita Falls


From: WPA Bible And Tombstone Records

The following record was copied from the family Bible of Henry and Virginia Stack Baggett.

Mrs. H. W. Baggett died November 5,1916


From: Montgomery County Bible Records

Morrow Bagwell (son of Pleasant Bagwell) and Mary Ann Brown (daughter of Albert Gallatin Brown) Bagwell

Carrie Ellah Bagwell, daughter of William and Mary Ann, departed this life on October 29,1864. She died while her father was away during the Civil War, and is believed to be buried in the Bagwell Cemetery.

Mary Ann Bagwell Departed this life February 19,1889

Mary Elizabeth Walters Departed this life February 18,1890

Arvie Zena Bagwell Departed this life April 28,1943


From: Montgomery County Bible Records

Belonging to Elliott Young and Martha Kidd Young who settled in Montgomery County December 28,1832

Tinsley Young Departed this life May 6,1824

Phebe Young Departed this life September 28,1845

Elizabeth Young Departed this Life May 23,1847

Julia A. Young Departed this Life February 14,1833

Bettie H. Pollard Departed this life July 28 1901; age: 50 years

Martha Kidd Young Died January 29,1872


From: Bailey Family Bible

Mary Manson died June 28,1904

Elizabeth H. Osburn died August 28,1840


Aunt Fanny Allen died March 25th, 1906


From: The House Press

July 8,1852---Martha House, infant daughter of John Ford and Julia F. House of Clarksville, died on the 3rd.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

April 5,1861---Died in this city, on Sunday morning, March 31st, Lillie Sonora, daughter of Thomas S. and Letitia Howell, aged about 3 years.
Lillie was a child of unusual beauty, and of a sweet and lovely disposition; one whose attractiveness won the intensest love of all her kindred. How strange, we naturally exclaim, that our Heavenly Father should take such from us. We believe that He nearly always does it for our good; to rebuke or chastise some sin in us; and we should profit by every such dispensation.
Little Lillie has been taken, in all her young loveliness, from a world of sin and sorrow, to one of holiness and happiness; and it ought to serve to teach those whom she has left, to be humble, resigned, and godly, here, in order that they may meet her there.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

September 20,1861--Died on the 11th, in this city, Louisa, daughter of George W. and Susan B. Hillman.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

June 9,1860---Susan Ann Hinton, the only daughter of James and Sarah A. Hinton, died in Camden, Arkansas.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 17,1862---Died in New Providence, Tennessee, November 8th 1861, Ida Erwin, daughter of W.F. and Eliza J. Smith, age 2 years and 11 days.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 6,1857---Geraldine Hiter, wife of William L., died January 6,1857, after an illnes of twelve hours. She was born March 2,1819, the eldest daughter of John E. Wilcox, an early settler of Montgomery County.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

December 18,1857---Mrs. Geraldine M. Hiter, wife of Mr. William L. Hiter, was born March 2,1819, and died at her residence, in this county, at 8:00 p.m., on December 6,1857, after an illness of only fifteen hours.
Mrs. Hiter was a daughter of John E. Wilcox, Esq., who at an early age located in this county, where he raised a large family, of whom the subject of this notice was the eldest daughter.
It is too customary, under the promptings of that charity which novly covers the faults of the dead to utter eulogies over the bier that are extravagant and unwarranted; but in this instance we feel assured that all that we can say of the virtues will be substantiated by those who knew her; for in all the domestic virtues and kindly feelings that endear our friends to us, the deceased was a noble example.
Devoted to home, and all its surroundings; generous and liberal to all who needed aid and comfort; a genial companion in health and prosperity, and a ministering agent of kinkness and consolation in the hour of affection, she could not but endear herself to all who held association with her. In her death, therefore, society at large has lost one whom it may well deplore; and her immediate circle of associates, one whose place may never perhaps be refilled; but, above all, her loss to them was happiness, for years, has been her highest aim; to him, to whom she has been a faithful wife, and unflinching friend in all the struggles incident to life; and to those to whom her tender, motherly care has been so long devoted is a despensation of Providence, consolation! We can only commend them to the healing compassion of Him who however inscrutable His providence may be, is too wise to err, and too merciful to offlict, save for our good.
Mr. Hiter was a member of the Christian Church, for several years prior to her death, and led a life consistant, at all times, with her high profession; and whilst we mourn her untimely loss to us, we have the consoling consciousness that, that loss is her eternal gain.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 19,1860---Gertrude Hiter, wife of Charles M. Hiter, died today. She was a Methodist. Her husband and two children survive. Burial in Trinity Cemetery.

From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 20,1860---Died on Yesterday evening, in this city, Mrs. Gertrude, wife of Charles M. Hiter.
The friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Satruday) evening 2:00, at the Methodist Church, Services by the Reverend W.D.F. Sawrie.


It is always a painful task to record the ravages of death.
�Friend after friend departs, Who has not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts, Which finds not here an end.�

The excellent lady whose name heads this article---wife of Charles M. Hiter, of this City, departed this life on January 19,1860, after a protracted and painful illness leaving a deeply distressed husband, and two lovely children---in connection with scores of kind relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Mrs. Hiter was yet; comparatively, in the bloom and vigor of youth, when disease fastened upon her, and consequently, if possible, a deeper and more at biding interest was felt in her behalf. To say that she was tenderly beloved by her acquaintances generally, would be but to record a fact which was most convincingly attested by them during her sickness. As a social friend, Mrs. Hiter had but few if any equals. Her well balanced and thoroughly cultivated mind, gave her an amount of self-possession at all times remarkable. At home and abroad her graceful and cordial manners, excited the admiration of the refined and cultivated.
Better than all else she was a genuine Christian.---About twelve years since she sought and found the Religion of Christ, in the forgiveness of sin---and from that time forth she never dishonored her profession. Notwithstanding the gay and fashionable circle in which she was wont to move, her obligations to God were never forgotten. She loved the Methodist Episcopal Church, to which she belonged, and never failed to honor its doctrines and usages, by her modest, yet independent bearing. Truly may it be said, that in her death, the Church has lost one of its purest spirits and brightest ornaments.
It was the happy privilege of the writer, to visit her sick room more than once during her illness, and whilst he sympathized on the one hand his confidence in God was strengthened on the other. He naturally enough was pained to believe that she must so soon pass away from her devoted husband and babes; but her calmness and composure at the approach of inexorable death, presented a moral spectacle at once sublimely eloquent. As the last, final hour drew near, her mind really seemed to expand in proportion to the emergency. She dispassionately reviewed her past life---conversed freely with reference to her present condition---quietly committed her loved ones to God---and with unfaltering faith in the atoning merits of Jesus Christ, awaited her exit from earth to glory.
Her funeral sermon was preached by her pastor, Reverend Mr. Sawrie, at the Methodist Church on the 21st, from psalm xxiii, 3, to an unusually large and appreciative audience; immediately after which, her remains were followed by a very long procession of citizens to Trinity Cemetery, where amid many tears and sobs they were deposited---there to sweetly sleep until the trump of God shall awake them to newness of life.
�Give joy or grief, give ease or pain,
Take life or friends away;
But let me find them all again,
In that eternal day.�


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

October 2,1857---Alice M. Hodgson, infant daughter of Samuel and Julia Hodgson, has died.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

September 6,1861---Mary E. Holland died on the 19th of last month in Robertson County. She was the daughter of Willie B. Holland.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

September, 1861---Fanny Hollingsworth, age 6 years and 4 months, died August 25. She was the daughter of the late S.N. Hollingsworth.


From: James Brackin Osburn Family Bible

Mary Eliza Osburn died November 19,1935


From: Genealogical Journal of Montgomery County

Margaret Morrow departed this life August 23,1857
Jane B. Brown departed this life September 4,1867


From: Genealogical Journal of Montgomery County

Rozilla Whitfield died September 25,1841
Sophia Whitfield died April 29,1859


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

October 11,1861---Died in this county, on the 7th, Fannie, youngest daughter of John and Mary A. Roberts--aged about 8 years.


From: Cabins to Castles

Annie Smith was the daughter of Thomas Frech. Thomas Frech married Elizabeth Parles who was born July 17,1857. She died December 8,1919 and was buried in the Davidson Cemetery.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

December 1909---Marion Ross Dudley, age 88 years, died November 30,1909 at her home in Logan County, Kentucky. She married N. B. Dudley and was member of legislature of Montgomery County when Tennessee seceded from U.S. Leaves two daughters: Mrs. J. D. Herring & Miss Hortense Dudley. She was sister of Capt. Ed Ross. Mr. Dudley died 10 years ago. Mrs. Dudley is a descendant of the Barker family - sister to Col. John Barker.

159    MARY E. PIQUE

From: The River Counties

May 5,1857---Mary E. Pique died in Nashville, a young bride. She was the daughter of J.M. Brown of Clarksville.


From: The River Counties

July 3,1860---Sally Ann Rogers, only daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Rogers, aged 10 months, 8 days, died today of cholera infantum.

161    MARY ROSS

From: The River Counties

September 18,1859---Mrs. Mary Ross, 54, wife of James Ross, died today after a long and painful illness.

162    MRS. C.H. RUDOLPH

From: The River Counties

August 8,1858---Mrs. C.H. Rudolph, wife of G.F.L. Rudolph, died today.


From: The River Counties

November 6,1859---Miss Adeline Russell died today of consumption.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

June 17,1859---Died at her residence, in this county, on the 13, of Typhoid fever, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Roberts, wife of James H. Roberts, aged 56 years.
It is a sad thing for the mother to be taken from the husband and children--especially when the summons has been unexpected and the departure hasty. The sense of loneliness and desolation left behind, crushes the heart in its vain effort to fill the void.
This blow which has fallen so heavily upon her household is felt acutely by this whole community, and her grave, has been bedewed by its tears. Mrs. Roberts has been known and loved for many long years as a messenger of mercy in this neighborhood. No place was too humble--no time too inconvenient for her to do good. For forty years she has been trying to follow the example to Him who went about doing good. Wherever there was sickness or distress or death--there she would promptly go to aid by her assistance, and to advise by her counsels. But God has taken her--let the people mourn and let them mourn �as one mourned for his mother.�


From: The River Counties

June 26,1858---Mrs. Martha Richardson, wife of Garnett, died today.


From: The River Counties

July 5,1859---Carline Christina Rick, infant daughter of John Rick, died today.




From: The River Counties

October 20,1858---Mrs. Mary Richardson, 65, died today in Montgomery County.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

November 30,1860---Died, at the residence of her son, Thomas Ramey, Esq., on Saturday November 24th, Mrs. Jane Ramey, aged 78 years, 3 months and 23 days.
She was born in Mecklenburg county, Virginia, at her marriage she moved to North Carolina, and in 1813 moved to Tennessee.
She joined the Methodist E. Church about thirty years ago, and lived a consistent member up to the time of her death. She loved class meetings, and many a time I have heard her tell of the goodness of God to her soul in the classroom. She was sick a long time, and naturally dreaded the struggle of death, but she was �waiting, only waiting,� for her cal home.
She died calmly as an infant falling into sweet slumber. I doubt not that she is now at rest.
�The storm that wrecks the wintry sky
No more disturbs her sweet repose
Than summer�s evening�s intent sigh,
That shuts the rose.�


From: The River Counties

October 21,1859---Eliza Ann Ramey, aged 43 years, 3 months, 6 days, died today. She was the wife of S.D. Ramey. She was a Methodist.

From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

October 28,1859---Died on the 21, Mrs. Eliza Ann Ramey, wife of Soloman D. Ramey, Esq., of this county.

March 9,1860---Died in Montgomery County, Tennessee, on October 21,1859, Eliza Ann, wife of S.D. Ramey; aged 43 years, 3 weeks and 6 days.
Tis ever thus, Death steals the loved away---no clinging arms, nor breaking hearts can save. The beautiful and bright, the young and old alike must fall beneath his ruthless hand. Though the heart may rebel, and will not be comforted, yet it must submit, and bend all mangled to the inexorable will of that dread destroyer, that comes one time to all. Sometimes in mercy he relieves the wretched sufferer---but oh! it is a fearful thing to give the loved one up to die! Yet, �He that doeth all things well� will not be absent then. �He tempereth the rude winds;� and the cross will not be greater than can be borne.
Mrs. Ramey was truly a devoted mother, and kind wife; her happiness twined about her husband and children; and her pleasure was around her own fireside, darkened now, and made desolate by her absence; the joy of her presence is gone, the light of her smile is not there; but may �Our Father,� in his mercy help them to bear the heavy cross of affliction, bind up their wounded hearts with his smile of love; and when they bow the heads in submission to breathe �Thy will be done,� may they not forget that �He loveth whom he chasteneth.�
Mrs. Ramey joined the Methodist Episcopal Church when quite young, and always lived a religious life, discharging the duty of a Christian mother, and we hope she has gone to receive the reward of the good and faithful servant, and that we may so live that when we are called to die we may join her in that better land, to part no more, and to watch o�er loved ones left behind.

�it is a beautiful belief
When ended our career,
It will be our ministry---
To watch o�er others here.�

Mourn not with sad and drooping hearts for all her troubles are forever o�er, her pain is past, and afflictions cannot torture now, she is at rest, and calmly in the bosom of her Savior is free form sorrow, sickness and death.
�We not shall feel that friendship has the power
To soothe affliction in her darkest hour;
Time�s trials o�er shall clasp each others hand
And wait the passport to a better land.�

Edna Cora
This obituary has been delayed on account of the recent severe illness of the writer.


From: The River Counties

August 2,1901---Miss Mary Rayel, 18, died today in Guthrie, Ky. She was the daughter of James Rayel. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville.


From: Nashville Whig

August 3,1821---Mary Reasons, daughter of William Reasons of Montgomery County, died today.


From: The River Counties

February 27,1859---Mrs. Martha P. Pritchett died at the home of her son, John H. Pritchett.


From: The River Counties

June 6,1859---Mary Walker Quarles, aged 4 years, 11 months, died today. She was the daughter of J.M. and Mary W. Quarles.

From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

June 10,1859---Died in this city, on the 6, Mary Walker, daughter of J.M. and Mary W. Quarles, age 4 years and 11 months.
It is by the rude hand of Death, that another one of life�s precious gems has been snatched away from the fond embraces of a kind father and mother.---Little Walker was a lovely, kind and gentle child, and we deeply sympathize with the bereaved parents and relatives.
They have laid her in her grave, With flowers upon her breast;
A lovely blossom for the sky, So fragile, yet so blest.
In shadowy beauty, o�er her brow, The life-like tresses lay;
Her eyes were closed as closed in sleep, Death scarce had dimmed their ray.
We grieve to lay the gentle child within the darkening tomb.
But, alas! It is selfish grief--in you bright world of bliss,
She�ll never know the bitter care that dims our path in this.

175    MISS POOR

From: Nashville Daily Union

June 23,1865---Last fall Daniel W. Poor murdered his niece Miss Poor near Clarksville and made escape. A reward of $2,500 is posted. He was captured at St. Louis and sent back to Clarksville but has escaped again.

176    GRAY FARMER (infant daughter of)

From: The River Counties

Infant daughter of Gray Farmer was badly burned on December 31,1857 and died in a few hours. The child�s clothing caught fire from coal.


From: The River Counties

January 1892---The home of Mrs. Julia S. Abbott of Clarksville was discovered to be on fire last week and the alarm given in; she and two grandchildren were in the house; she was found sitting near the fire burnt to a crisp. Mrs. Abbott was age 70 years.


From: The Tennessee Watchman

April 27,1821---The steamboat General Robertson, about eight o�clock on the evening of the sixteenth instant, eight miles below Eddyville, one of her boilers bursted & by which unfortunate accident Mrs. Stevens of this town was killed. The remains were interred at Eddyville.
See article #283 in Remembrances of Our Past for complete story.


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

January 28,1897---Miss Lizzie Powers, aged 30 years, daughter of the late Andrew Powers, died Friday night. Miss Powers had grip.

180    ANN SMALL

From: The Tennessee Watchman

August 10,1821---On the 5th inst. Mrs. Ann Small, consort of Mr. Joe Henry Small, of this vicinity. Blessed with an ardent and cheerful heart, her disposition was naturally benevolent, and enlivened with all the affections of mother, Christian and friend. Thus, when all that makes human nature excellent expires; when the grave suddenly and forever shuts from our eyes those whom the bonds of affinity have inseparably linked unto us; whose tenderness and solicitudes have become incorporated with our feelings; whose percept and example have stimulated us to good resolutions and confirmed us in our faith, the pangs of separation are sharpened within us, whilst busy memory, pondering o'er the past, lingers with aching recollections on the virtues that have ceased to be--the tomb, however, cannot devour the righteous--the memory of the pious will not perish in the grave, though it be a dark yet to them, we feel it to be a sure passage to eternal happiness.


From: The Tennessee Watchman

June 15,1821---On Monday evening last, Mrs. Reaves, consort of Mr. James Reaves, of this county.
Mrs. Reaves, has left a large family of children to mourn her loss.


From: Nashville Banner & Nashville Whig

June 11,1826---Mrs. Eliza Ryburn, wife of Matthew Ryburn, died today in Montgomery County.


From: Nashville Banner & Nashville Whig

June 29,1831---Mrs. Margaret Stacker, wife of Samuel Stacker, died in Montgomery County at LaFayette Iron Works. She was the daughter of Jacob Beltzhoover.


From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

December 13,1893---Arminta Barksdale died December 13 of diphtheria. She was the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bailey M. Barksdale. She was the third child lost by them from diphtheria. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.


From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

September 26,1893---Mrs. Lizzie Batson, age 30, died September 25 of typhoid fever. She was the daughter of Sampson Harris and Lucinda (Harris) Harris. She was married to Sidney Carney Batson on June 13, 1884, who preceded her in death. She left no children. Mrs. Batson was a Methodist. Burial was in the Batson burying ground. (Batson-Blackford Cemetery)


From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

December 15,1893---Margaret Beaumont (colored), died December 14. She was one of the oldest and best-known colored women of Clarksville. She died from the effects of a stick of wood hitting her in the face. She was the cook of Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Puryear.


From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

July 18,1893---Mrs. Lizzie Frey Bell died July 9 in Nashville. She was born June 10,1852, the daughter of T.J. Frey of Sango. Burial was at Bethel Church (Sango Cemetery).


From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

December 13,1893---Mrs. Frances Jane Bellamy died September 8. She was born July 20,1851, the daughter of Robert B. and Nancy Riley. She was married to Reverend Richard Watson Bellamy Oct. 3, 1871. Her husband and some children survive her. Burial was at Blooming Grove Church.


From:Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

January 18,1861---Died near this city, on the 17th, after a long and protracted illness, Miss Margaret Allen--about 35 years of age.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

October 18,1861---Died in this city, on the 12th, Maggie Izetta, infant daughter of W.B. and Margaret J. Settle, age 8 months and 1 day.
�The flowers of fairest beauty rise
To lavish sweetness on the morn
And among the souls that throng the skies
The brightest are of life�s young dawn.

Sweet child no sin had touched thy heart,
But fair and pure as heavenly love,
Thy spotless spirit did depart,
To join the shining hosts above.�




From: The River Counties

August 5,1860---Mrs. Adalaide Smith, wife of Rufus Smith of Clarksville, died today in Holly Springs, Arkansas.


From: Nashville Banner

February 24,1913---Bernice Suter was killed and her brother, Douglas, was wounded on Saturday in District 13, three miles south of Clarksville by John Chadwick; another brother and Chadwick had had trouble over a young lady.


From: Nashville Whig

February 20,1839---Miss Louise O.C. Taylor died January 27 at the home of her father in Montgomery County.


From: Nashville Banner

August 22,1829---Mrs. Nancy Taylor, wife of Richard Taylor of Montgomery County, died in Haywood County.




From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

July 24,1893---Mrs. Louisa Adeline Adwell, age 49 years, died July 23, on Clark St. of stomach trouble. She was born in 1844, the daughter of E.M. Clark. She leaves a husband, W.M. Adwell, and three children.


From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

April 10,1893---Mrs. Jack Allen (colored), died about April 8. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

July 26,1893---Bettie Anderson died July 25 in Memphis. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Anderson. She leaves a grandmother, Mrs. B.O. Anderson of Clarksville.


From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

July 11,1893---Mrs. Lucy Atkins, age 69 years, died July 11, of cholera, on Main St. She was the widow of Henry Atkins. She leaves seven children: sons Isaac and Henry; daughters Myra, Jessie, Mrs. Lucy Smith, Mrs. B.L. Williams and Mrs. T.H. Puryear. She was a Methodist. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

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