Shooting Match (1871)

Maj. J.R. HUBBARD and Dr. J.M. SMOOT, both of Huntingdon, had a little private shooting match the other day.  Neither could hit the size of a man.


Source: Whig & Tribune. 9 September 1871. Available online at Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

FUQUA, Armstead – (d. 1871)

A young negro man named Jack FUQUA, murdered his father, Armstead FUQUA, at Huntingdon, a few days ago.


Source: Whig & Tribune. 18 August 1871. Available online at Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

VICKERS, Rufus William (b. 1866)

City: Murfreesboro

VICKERS, Rufus William, druggist; born Huntingdon, Tenn., March 17, 1866; son of Rufus Washington and Martha D. (Hicks) VICKERS; educated in a country printing office; early business, printer; father’s occupation, contractor; married Lizzie WOOD, April 12, 1892; member K. of P. and I. O. O. F.; Secretary County Republican Club; member Board of Trustees Soule Female College; eleven years Secretary and one year President State Druggists’ Association; one of the framers of the Tennessee pharmacy law; Associate Editor, Drugman, Proprietor Vickers Drug & Book Company, owner of three nice residences and a good farm; member Board of Stewards of the Methodist Church.

Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. Memphis: Paul & Douglas Co, 1911.

1914-1933 Carroll County Death Certificate Index

The Tennessee State Library & Archives has compiled a state-wide index to death certificates from 1914-1933. The pages below contain close to 5,500 deaths recorded in Carroll County from 1914-1933.  


Select a letter group to see lists organized by surname.


For more information about the index, please visit the TSLA website.  To access images of the death certificates, you may search FamilySearch for free.  Be aware however, that it is always best to follow-up with the original death certificates for information not captured in the microfilm records.

JOHNSON, Joseph Samuel (b. 1872)

JOHNSON, Joseph Samuel, U.S. marshall; born near Huntingdon, Tenn., June 1, 1872; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Joseph A. and Mary Catherine (McLeod) JOHNSON; father’s occupation, farmer, teacher, sheriff of Carroll Co., Tenn. (60′s), and U.S. Deputy Collector, etc.; graduated from Southern Normal University, Huntingdon, Tenn. B.S., July, 1899; in early life was a teacher in country schools and County Court Clerk of Carroll Co., Tenn.; married Kitty MITCHELL, Nov. 16, 1904; member of Royal Arch Masons, Maccabees and Y.M.C.A.; Republican; appointed U.S. marshal West Tenn., 1910; member of Republican State Committee, 1906-1910, and Chairman of Co. Committee, 1906-1908; member of Baptist church.

Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. Memphis: Paul & Douglas Co, 1911.

FINNEY, Newton Jefferson (b. 1846)

City: McKenzie

FINNEY, Newton Jefferson, educator; born Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Nov. 6, 1846; Scotch-Irish descent; son of William and Eliza Jane (Cloyd) FINNEY; father’s occupation farmer; paternal grandparents William and Margaret (Jefferson) FINNEY; maternal grandparents Newton and Elizabeth (Williamson) CLOYD; educated at Mt. Juliet (Tenn.) High School and Cumberland University; graduated from latter with B.A. degree, 1868; M.A. 1870; in early life worked on farm in summer and attended school in winter; after graduation he began teaching; married Ruth Louisa SMITH, Dec. 19, 1872; member Royal Arch Masons; Democrat; was for several years president of Cumberland Female College, McMinnville, Tenn.; now president of the Bethel College, McKenzie, Tenn., the Theological School of the Cumberland Presbyterian church; member of Cumberland Presbyterian church and ruling elder in same.

GRISSAM, Clyde (b. 1881)

City: McKenzie

GRISSAM, Clyde, lawyer; industrial journalism; born Brownville [sic], Haywood Co. Tenn., March 15, 1881; son of M.M. and Julia (Brown) GRISSAM; English descent; attended Brownsville High school and Vanderbilt Law school; member of I.O.O.F., D.T.D. Frat.; nominated for legislature by Haywood Co. Republicans, 1902; defeated; nominated Republicans of Carroll Co., for legislature 1908; elected over H.M. Mebane, rusion [sic] candidate to 56th assembly; one of the floor leaders; member of Rules Committee; Chairman of Com. Federal Relations; author of Act, creating Tenn., Public Highway Commission; practiced law in Brownsville for three years as member of firm of Nunn and Grissam; located in Carroll Co., in 1904; engaged in practice of law and ; [sic] practiced law in Huntingdon, Tenn., from 1904 to 1905; moved to McKenzie, Tenn., 1906; Early business, newsboy; Republican.

HENSLEE, Pitt

City:  Dickson

HENSLEE, Pitt, banker; born Hollow Rock, Tenn.; son of Dr. J. T. and Mary (Lipe) HENSLEE; the father being a physician and surgeon; paternal grandparents Joel and Nancy (Justice) HENSLEE, maternal grandparents, Aaron and Mary (Green) LIPE: educated public schools of his native village and afterward a merchant and engaged Bethel College, McKenzie Tenn.; early occupation, newspaper and printing business and in the lumber business; now president of the First National Bank of Dickson, Tenn.; married Susie SPENCER Jan. 26, 1899; member of Baptist church; Masonic Fraternity, Odd Fellows and  Woodmen of the World; Democrat; member Tenn., Legislature, 1899.

HOWARD, S.F. (b. 1866)

City: Humboldt

HOWARD, S. F., teacher; born Paris, Mo., in 1866; son of Rev. J. S. and Francis (Hanna) HOWARD; Scotch and Irish descent; educated from Cumberland University of Tenn. A. B. in 1888, A. M. in 1889, Ph. D. in 1894; married Florence PENN June, 1903; member K. of P., W. O. W., S. A. E. Frat.; taught at Atwood, Tenn., in 1888 and 1889; Humboldt, 1889-1891; Prescott, Ark., Cumberland College, 1891-1892; Texas Female Seminary, 1892-1897; Superintendent of Public School Jefferson, Texas, 1897 to 1899; Superintendent of Milan, Tenn., school 1904 to 1905; acting Superintendent Humboldt school 1905 to 1910; elected by Board of Education; member of N. E. A. and Classical Assn. of Middle West; South Tenn. State Teachers’ Assn., West Tenn. Teachers’ Assn., Southern Educational Assn.; Democrat.

JOHNSON, Philip Franklin (b. 1852)

City: McKenzie

JOHNSON, Philip Franklin, minister of the gospel; born Weakley county, Tenn., Jan. 20, 1852; Scotch-Irish and German descent; son of W.B. and Sarah (Groom) JOHNSON; father’s occupation farmer; paternal grandparents John P. and Mary (Harral) JOHNSON; maternal grandparents Bright and Kate (Winders) GROOMS; educated at Bethel College and Cumberland University; graduated from Bethel College with A.B. degree, June, 1881, B.D. conferred by Cumberland University, June, 1885; entered the ministry in early life; married Susan V. FLIPPIN, Dec. 28, 1881; member F. & A.M.; Democrat; ordained to the full work of the ministry, March, 1881; labored as a minister in Ky., Ore., Tex., Ark., Mo., and Tenn.; elected member of the board of trustees of Bethel College, Oct. 1905, and president of same, 1909; elected member of the board of education and corresponding secretary and treasurer, 1906; elected dean theological department Bethel College, July 17, 1908; member of Cumberland Presbyterian church.