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BOLDING, Virginia M. Robinson  (circa 1935-2002)
                 Hartsville resident and Shelby Anna, Ky., native Virginia M. Bolding, 67, died April 11 at Comprehensive Care Center of Hartsville after an extended illness.  A homemaker and a member of the Church of God, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Bertha Seagrace Robinson; and was preceded in death by her special true friend, William Alonzo Baker, Jr. and eight children.  She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Bill Collins of Alabama and Dorothy and Richard Creekmore of Spencer; sons and daughter-in-law, James E. and Dimple Bolding of Sparta and B.J. Bolding of Alabama; sisters Nancy Honiker of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Clara Powers of Wise, Va.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel with Jeff Worriz officiating. Burial will follow at Town Cemetery.  Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard (McMinnville, Tenn.) April 14, 2002. 
 [Contributor:  Ladye Hunter, 2002] 
COLLINS, PEGGY PARIS (circa 1930 - 1999)
                    Peggy Collins, 69, of Hartsville passed away March 16 at Maplewood Care Center in Streetsboro.  She was born in 1929 in Akron, Ohio to Walker and Ruth (Jones) Paris. She was a real estate sales representative for several companies. Collins was a graduate of Akron Garfield High School and  was an avid bridge player at the Hartsville and Springfield senior centers.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 1989.  Survivors include sons: Edward Collins II of Akron, Gregg W. Collins of Hartsville; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grand- children.  Funeral services were held March 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home in Hartsville.  Information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville.
 SMITHVILLE REVIEW, Smithville, TN.  April 21, 1999
 [Contributor:  Ladye Hunter, 2000]
EDEN, NANNIE FILSON (circa 1880 - 1963)
Funeral Services Held for Mrs. Nannie Eden 
Mrs. Nannie Eden, 83, died at the home of her son, Jim Eden, Monday, on Browning Branch Road.  She had resided there about 25 years was a life-long resident of Trousdale County.  She was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church, the widow of the late Wilson Eden.  Services were held Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at Throp and Oakley Funeral Home, with Brother Lex Walters officiating.  She was survived by three sons, Jim and Jack Eden, Hartsville, and George Eden, Alexandria, Ind; three daughters, Mrs. Dossie Jones, Hartsville, Mrs. Annie Satterfield, Nashville, and Mrs. Frankie Gammons, Anderson, Ind.; 56 grandchildren, 100 great-grand- children, and 6 great, great, grandchildren.  Pallbearers were: Sam Wilson Jones, James Eden, Red Eden, Tommy Eden, J. W. Eden, and Joe Thomas Satterfield.  Burial was in the Eden family cemetery with Throp and Oakley Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
HARTSVILLE VIDETTE, Hartsville, TN. Thursday, June 13, 1963.
[Contributor:  Pari Ann Eden Bell  22 Nov 1999]
[Note:  The date of her death was June 10, 1963 with burial June 11, 1963.  Her maiden name was Filson.]
FITTS, Dave  (circa 1826 - 1916)
"Uncle" Dave Fitts Dead 
Bethpage, Jan. 26. - "Uncle" Dave Fitts, an old-time Negro, died here Saturday at the home of his son, Stephen Fitts. He was 90 years old, and before the war belonged to Sanford Fitts, a prominent farmer who resided in Sumner County, now Trousdale County. He was honest and truthful and enjoyed the confidence and respect of both white and colored people of the community.
Sumner County News, Gallatin, TN. Thursday, February 3, 1916.
[Transcribed by Linda Carpenter, 2000; Sumner Co TNGenWeb]
HENRY, Nancy "Nannie"  (1779 - 1880)

July 3, 1880
NANCY "Nannie" HENRY who survived her husband and her two sons and a daughter, died Trousdale Co., Tenn., May 20, 1880 in her 102nd year of age; born in No. Carolina January 29, 1779; daughter of George Kuyzee and moved with father to Tenn. when she was a child; her sons, John and William were Methodist preachers.

[Contributor Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith]
HUFFMAN, Richard P.  (circa 1849 - 1932)
R. P. Huffman, Former Legislator, Is Dead 
Hartsville, March 12. - Richard P. Huffman, 83, former member of the legislature, for thirty-seven years a member of the county court, and oldest citizen of this place, died Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at his home in this county.  Mr. Huffman represented the Fourteenth floterial district in the 1929 General Assembly where he was an active leader in support of the establishment of Smoky Mountain Park and in favor of the repeal of the land tax.  A magistrate for thirty-seven years, Mr. Huffman served four terms as chairman of the Trousdale County Court.  One of his outstanding achievements as a member of the court was his aid in establishing the school bus system in the county.  He took an active part in securing the Hunter's Point bridge.  He had been a farmer of the Hunter's Point community all of his life.  Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday Morning at the Antioch Church of Christ, of which he was a member.
Sumner County News, Gallatin, TN.  17 Mar 1932.
[Contributor:Dave Miller, 2001]
JONES, Carson

Gallatin, July 21 - Carson Jones, deputy sheriff of Trousdale County, was dangerously shot through the bowels last evening near Lafayette, by a stranger from Kentucky, with whom he was playing cards in a tobacco barn.  Jones had won a dollar from the stranger, and as he started to pick it up he was shot.  His sister, who lives here, was telegraphed to come and see him.  He was not expected to live through the day.  Jones will be remembered as the officer who killed Woolard at Enon College, several weeks ago, in self-defense.  He was then seeking to arrest Woolard and to save his own life got the drop on him.  Jones was a quiet, peaceable man.  There was a woman with them in the barn, but she refuses to give the name of the stranger, who fled and cannot be found.

New Era, McMinnville, TN.  Thursday, 30 July 1891. 
[Contributor:  Ladye Hunter, 2002.] 

McCONNELL (1832 - 1915)

Judge McConnel Dies In Kansas
Former Citizen of Hartsville and Well Known In Sumner 

Hartsville, Tenn., Dec. 30. - A message was received here Wednesday from Topeka, Kan., announcing the death of Judge McConnell, who was formerly one of the most prominent men in Tennessee, had lived with his children in the West, part of the time being spent with a son, Odell McConnell, at Helena, Mont., and part with his daughter, Mrs. Annie Sweeny, at whose home he died.  Judge McConnell was born in this state May 22, 1832, hence was nearly 84 years of age. He was a graduate of the Pennsylvania College, and afterward was elected principal of Gerard Academy at Gerard, Pa. While in Pennsylvania he was married to Miss Nancy Elizabeth McCall of Meadville, Pa., who died some years ago at Helena. After returning to Tennessee he was elected principal of the Hartsville Female Academy in 1859, teaching here until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he enlisted in the Confederate army and served with distinction throughout the war. After the war he again took charge of the school, later taking up the practice of law. In 1872 he was elected to the state senate from the Ninth senatorial district, then composed of the counties of Macon, Smith, Clay, Trousdale, Sumner and Jackson. In 1874 he was a candidate for congress from this district, the Democratic convention being held at Hartsville. Judge McConnell had a large plurality of the delegates, but could never quite reach the necessary two-thirds vote; so he finally withdrew his name, and Samuel A. Fite, who was then judge of the Fifth judicial circuit, was nominated. This created a vacancy on the bench, and to this vacancy Judge McConnell was appointed by Gov. James D. Porter. He was twice subsequently elected to the office by the people, and made a state-wide reputation as a judicial officer. In 1887 he was appointed chief justice of the Territory of Montana by President Grover Cleveland. Judge McConnell was not an applicant for the position, but his friends including Gov. Porter, then assistant secretary of state under President Cleveland; Benton McMillin, then in congress, together with other Tennesseans of influence, urged his appointment by the President, which was done. He held the office until March, 1899, when he resigned. The resignation was not accepted by President Cleveland, but was accepted a few days after President Harrison was inaugurated. Judge McConnell had moved his family from Hartsville to Helena, and after retiring from office he resumed the practice of law in that city. He was a member of the Masonic order, and during the year 1883 was grand master of the state. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a man of splendid qualities and of a brilliant mind. He is survived by two sons, Frank McConnell and Odell McConnell, and the daughter with whom he made his home. He had a large number of relatives in different parts of the state.

Gallatin Sumner County News, Gallatin, TN.  Thurs, Jan 6, 1916 
[Transcribed by Linda Carpenter ©2000  Sumner Co. TNGenWeb]

Billy Scruggs Is Buried At Old Brush

Funeral services for Billy Scruggs, Sr. 74, who died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Hospital were held Thursday at 3 p. m. at Harris Donoho Funeral Home. Bro. H. P. Brown officiated and burial was in Old Brush Cemetery. Scruggs, a farmer was a native of Trousdale County, his parents were the late Jim Scruggs and Janie Suddarth. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Turner Scruggs, Gallatin; seven daughters, Mrs. Sam Walker, Gallatin, Mrs. J. W. McCormick, Portland, Mrs. Antha Adams, Adairville, Ky.; Ruby Carter, Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Earl Hogland, Louisville, Ky., Mrs. George Conyer, Cottontown and Mrs. Charles Anderson, Gallatin; four sons, William Oakley Scruggs, Gallatin, Jim Scruggs, Russellville, Ky., Robert Scruggs, Auburn, Ky., and Billy Scruggs, Adairville, Ky. two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Smallwood, Indianapolis, Ind. and Mrs. Della Baskerville.
Gallatin News Examiner, Gallatin, TN 23 July 1958
[Contributor:  Linda,  <>2003]

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