Jonesboro Herald-Tribune Obituaries, 1869–1871


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Year: 1869

Keizer, Isaac
Isaac Keizer, an old and respectable citizen of the vicinity of Cherry Grove, departed this life on Wednesday, August 11th, 1869. We have known him for many years and can say that he was a good neighbor, and no doubt is gone to a better world to reap his reward. Vol. I. #1, Thurs., Aug. 26, 1869

 Kern, Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin Kern died at his residence in this place, on the morning of the 23rd. inst. Aged ____ years. Vol. I. #1, Thurs., Aug. 26, 1869

Logan, Joseph M.
We are pained to hear of the death of this gentleman. He lived in our town for many years previous to the war, and made for himself a host of friends in this county. When we last saw him in this place, he was the picture of health, and bid fair for long life. But death came suddenly upon him. He died at Knoxville, the 2nd inst., at 2 o’clock P. M. We sincerely sympathize with his family and relatives at their bereavement. Vol. I. #7, Thurs., Oct. 7, 1869

Meek, Mr. James
Mr. James H Meek, son of Chas. W. Meek, of this place, died at Embreeville, on the morning of the 21st last. We tender his bereaved family, and large circle of friends, our sincere sympathies in their great affliction (?). They have this consolation, that the deceased lived an exemplary christian life for a number of years, and died in the hope of a bright humortality. Vol. I. #1, Thurs., Aug. 26, 1896

Year: 1870

Bailey, William
A colored man by the name of William Bailey, died very suddenly from heart disease, near Carrville on last Friday Night. Vol. II. #13, Thurs., November 24, 1870

Bayles, John
Died near this place on Sunday last, John Bayles, aged 65 years. Vol. II. #10, Thurs., November 3, 1870

Beals, David
Died on last Tuesday, four miles from this place, David Beals. Mr. Beals was over one hundred years of age at the time of his death, and lived in this county seventy-five years. He bore the character of an honest, upright citizen, a kind neighbor and a christian gentleman. His death although not unexpected considering his advanced age, will be mourned by a large number of relatives and friends, who have enjoyed his society and friendship for many years. Vol. II. #14, Thurs., December 1, 1870

Bradshaw, John
John Bradshaw, aged 17, son of Mr. John W. Bradshaw, of Lynchburg, accidently shot himself on Saturday last, and died almost instantly. Vol. I. #28, Thurs., March 10, 1870

Cunningham, Samuel B.
Obituary: Samuel B. Cunningham, infant son of Samuel A. and Alice N. Cunningham, departed this life at the residence of his father, at Carter Depot, on the 24th day of July, 1870, aged six months and seven days. The baby gone, the cradle empty and the home is desolate. God gave and God has taken away. Little Sammie’s life was short and of continual suffering. Death quieted his anguish and placed the little earthly jewel in a heavenly casket, and oh, how solacing and beautiful the promises of God to human heart whose idols are dead, that parents and children may meet on the green banks of the New Jerusalem where suffering ceases and the reunion is eternal. Vol. I. #8, Thurs., July 28, 1870

Geisler, Mr. Samuel
Died near this place of Thursday last, Mr. Samuel Geisler, aged 78 years. Vol. II. #10, Thurs., November 3, 1870

Hair, Henry
Died on yesterday evening three miles north of this place, Henry Hair. Mr. H, one of our oldest citizens, had lived for years on the farm where he died. Vol. II. #4, Thurs., September 22, 1870

Hair, Henry
Obituary: Died: At his residence, three miles North of Jonesborough, on the 21st inst., Henry Hair, in the 81st year of his age. In 1818, he was married to Elizabeth Taylor, who died two years and three months previous to her husband. Mr. Hair has lived for sixty years within a half mile of where he died, and was loved and esteemed by all who knew him as one of the most honest and industrious men in the country. He was an affectionate husband, a kind father and a good neighbor. He was a true member of the Methodist E. Church for thirty years, during which time he seldom omitted, night and morning, to bring his family together in humble supplication to Almighty God for the forgiveness of his and their sins, and to return thanks for the manifold blessings which they had received. His was the Christian’s life, and his the Christian death. He rejoicingly crossed the dark waters, laying down his earthly arms for a jeweled crown held in reserve for him who has triumphed over all the evils of life, and who had consecrated himself to God.
“How blest the righteous when he dies!
When sink the weary soul to rest,
How mildly beams the closing eyes,
How gently heaves the expiring breast.
Life’s duty done, as sinks the clay;
Right from its load the spirit ____,
While heaven and earth combine to say
How blest the righteous when he dies.”
Vol. II. #5, Thurs., Sept. 29, 1870

Hale, Mr. Henry
Mr. Henry Hale, assistant supervisor of the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia railroad, died on Monday at his residence near Riceville, Tennessee. Mr. Hale was universally regarded as an estimable gentleman and a faithful railroad official. Vol. II. #6, Thurs., October 6, 1870

Hart, son of
Drowned: We regret to learn that a little son of Rev. Abraham Hart of Elizabethton, two years of age, was accidentally drowned in Doe River on Wednesday evening, the 21st. The child was missed and search being made its body was found in the river about two hundred yards below the residence of Mr. Hart. Mrs. Hart, we are pained to learn, was suffering from severe illness at the time of the accident and the shock was so great she is not expect to recover. Vol. II. #4, Thurs., September 22, 1870

Hodges, Mrs. Mary
Died near Carrville, on last Thursday, Mrs. Mary Hodges, wife of Martin Hodges. Vol. II. #13, Thurs., November 24, 1870 

Hyder, Mrs. S.
Mrs. S. Hyder, widow of M.L. Hyder of Carter county, died suddenly at her home on Powder Creek last Monday evening. Vol. II. #3, Thurs., September 15, 1870

Jarvis, Mrs. Peggy
Mrs. Peggy Jarvis, 87 years of age, was burned to death in her house in Sparta, Tennessee, on Saturday, her clothes having caught on fire. Vol. I. #28, Thurs., March 10, 1870

Lane, Mr. Hugh
Died in this county, on last Saturday morning, Mr. Hugh Lane. His illness was of short duration. Vol. II. #13, Thurs., November 24, 1870 

Mahoney, Mrs. Martha
Death: We are pained to announce the death of Mrs. Martha Mahoney, wife of Dr. James Mahoney of Loudon, Tenn., which took place on the 25th of October after a very short illness. Vol. II. #11, Thurs., November 10, 1870

Mahoney, Mrs. Martha
In Memoriam: Departed this life, at her residence in Loudon, Tenn., on the 25th day of October, A.D., 1870, at 2 o’clock, P.M.. Mrs. Martha Mahoney, consort of Dr. James Mahoney.
The foundation of that noble character the writer is about to present to the public, was laid in early life by her parents. Mrs. Mahoney had been taught the idea of labor and usefulness when a girl, and hence, when she grew up to be a young lady she had a well trained mind. With this idea permanently foxed, she began life’s duties. Her young heart was not won by the god of pleasure or amusement, nor did she fix her eye upon outward show. The vain past-times of youth never engaged her attention. The shining tinsel of a proud world presented no attractions to her. Her mind seemed bent upon nobler things.
To all who knew Mrs. Mahoney, nothing new can be said of her character in any sense; for the lustre that shone around it in life was not dimmed by evil, but grew brighter and brighter as time moved on, and although reason was suspended by disease, yet the genuineness of her many virtues and religion, rose above the temporary wreck of mind, and constructed over the scene a beautiful rainbow of hope, that spanned her life, and assured her bereft husband, children and many friends, that in the world to come, her soul would be restored to reason, and the beauty and glory of the human mind on Eden of old. The disease of which she died, was indeed mysterious, but might be termed acute mania: the cause of which, none of the kind physicians who waited upon her could, perhaps, determine. But that mind, so deranged for a short time, is now sane, and Sister Mahoney is now “clothed and in her right mind, safe in Heaven.” What human skill could not do, a merciful God has done by his wise Providence. Never, perhaps, did physicians show more anxiety for a patient, than did those of Loudon for the deceased, but all their skill and kindness could do no good. Mania raged; it became evident that medicine could not heal the malady, and music, sweet music, seems to have been the only cordial, for under its soothing influence the mind was lulled to repose, until at last nature failed to stand the shock, mania ceased his rage, and calmly the spirit took its flight into the vast unknown.
The Particulars of her character. Sister Mahoney was a christian, not a nominal follower of Christ, but a close, every-day follower. She professed faith in Jesus in her youth; joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, lived a member of that church; until she married Dr. Mahoney, she then joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she lived an exemplary member until death removed her membership to the church triumphant. As a christian, she was prayerful, hopeful, and zealous. She loved the church, the whole church. Her house was a home for the weary minister of the gospel, as very many know from experience. Her heart was warm and large, embracing all good and no evil. She entertained the least of folly and evil, that the writer knew any one to entertain. He knows what he says, for he has known her from her childhood, has lived neighbor to her, and for two years was almost a daily visitor in the family; and from her own words he makes the assertion. He never knew her equal in godliness. She never indulged in any unkind words, or against any benevolent, or religious institution. When enticements allured, pleasures invited, and temptations assailed, others would yield, and the writer remembers when his own mind would waver, she was firm.
As a wife, she was indeed faithful in all the duties of the holy relation of wedlock. Never did man marry a more perfect specimen of true female worth. She was not a companion only, but a helpmate, and a counselor, as I have often heard her husband say. She filled every idea that a good man has of the word wife, and Brother Mahoney appreciated this fact. Did he need a kind friend, Martha was all of that; did he need a counselor, Martha was ready to give modestly, her opinion. She never assumed control over her husband’s business, but possessed a careful eye, and penetrating judgment, calling his attention to what she thought needed his notice. With such a wife there was joy, and earth’s purest joys flowed around that hearthstone, and hundreds of times has the writer shared in the pleasures of that happy home.
As a mother, she had few equals. Never any children had a better. To say she loved them is too weak and expression. Her children seemed to form a part of her very being; for them she prayed, for them she labored, and for them, in part, she lived. The rich music of her warning voice will never cease to sound in memory’s ear; she called her children by precept and example to wisdom’s paths’ and often exhorted them to shun evil. It is to be hoped they will drink in her words of advice and counsel, and the whole train of her virtues, which so many clustered around her home. Her care for her children was very uncommon, for never did a mother take more pains to train them in the way they should go. In this respect, all awarded her the premium. She taught them to shun play, idleness, amusement, and parties, and all that long train of evils so destructive to good health and sound morals. Long, yes until life’s latest hour, will her sweet and only daughter, Victoria, remember her many words of kindness and counsel, and her influence will exert a wonderful power in the formation of the future character of her children, especially the daughter. I hope they will, in later life, imbibe the holy breath of a mother’s fervent prayer. God grant protection to the children.
As a member of society, she was orderly, peaceable, kind, liberal and social. Her deportment was above impeachment, her peaceable disposition was plainly manifest in all her dealings, her kindness was unlimited, extended to all alike, for, perhaps, none ever applied to her for a favor, if in her power, that she did not bestow. It was bestowed upon all alike, as freely upon the poor as upon the rich. She gave liberally, to the poor and needy, and made herself useful in many ways. For these reasons and many others, the writer thinks society has lost a useful member, Loudon in particular, her brightest ornament, the church a strong pillar. I know the husband has lost a good wife, and the children an affectionate mother, but Heaven has gained another soul, another star to bedeck the radiant crown of King Jesus. J. L. Milburn Vol. II. #12, Thurs., November 17, 1870

Morrow, Drury
Died near Leesburg on Wednesday night 14th inst. Drury Morrow. Mr. M. was one of the best citizens of the country, always ready and willing to aid and assist his neighbors in any thing that he could do for their comfort and welfare. Vol. II. #17, Thurs., December 22, 1870

Nichols, Doc.
Doc. Nichols, an old colored man, known to most of our citizens for many years was found near this place on last Friday morning, with his clothes burned off of him, and died Saturday morning from the injury received. It is supposed he was attacked with epilepsy and fell into a fire near by where some hands had been working. Vol. II. #17, Thurs., December 22, 1870

Roberts, Charles E.
Obituary: Charles E. Roberts, son of George W. and Emma Roberts, born 14th day of April 1869, and departed this life on the 4th day of September, 1870. Ours yesterday-God’s today. Yes, little Charlie’s dead. For him the pains of the flesh with its dust, are at peace. Like a May blossom plucked from its stem, each leaf in its verdure, each bud in its bloom, now withered and lifeless – like a dew drop pearled in morning’s beam and glimmering to the sun, he was “exhaled and went to heaven.” Sweetly he fell asleep in Jesus, and death only came as the “evangil of life eternal, to wed him to the Angels.” Of all sorrows there is none which so touch the heart as the death of the young and beautiful. It is peculiarly so in the present instance, for Charlie, though an infant, was a child of more than ordinary character. He was the pride of the home, the idol of father and mother. Alas! Why was he taken? What can heal so deep a wound? What image replace so bright an idol? Such a bereavement may be softened by sympathy, but God alone can calm its agony. We may weep by the Grave of our little friend, but the sunshine heaven can illumine our tears and bring the rainbow of promise to our hearts.
“Sweet bud of life, God knew this earth,
Was not a home for thee;
He took thee even from thy birth,
To bless eternity.” F. S. Elizabethton, Sept. 16, 1870
Vol. II. #4, Thurs., Sept. 22, 1870

Scott, Absolam
Died in this county on Thursday last, Absolam Scott, a worthy and respectable citizen. Vol. II. #17, Thurs., December 22, 1870 

Sparks, Dr. A. R.
Funeral: In this place on Monday, the remains of the late Dr. A. R. Sparks, who died recently at Washington City, were intered[sic] in the Cemetery. The funeral services were performed by Rev. J.L. Mann. There was a large number of people in attendance. Vol. II. #15, Thurs., December 8, 1870

Thornburg, John
Died on Tuesday last, near this place, John Thornburg, aged ninety-one years. Mr. Thornburg was a soldier of the war of 1812, and took part in nearly all of Gen. Jackson’s campaigns. He was a good citizen and died regretted by all who knew him. Vol. II. #14, Thurs., December 1, 1870

Willard, George W.
We are informed that Geo. W. Willard, Post Master at Kindrick’s Creek, in Sullivan county was drowned at Lynchburg on Saturday last. He was stopping at the Orange Hotel, when that building was swept away by the flood. Vol. II. #6, Thurs., October 6, 1870

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Year: 1871

Aiken, Col.
Col. Aiken, long a citizen of this place, departed this life, at Rome, Ga., on the 20th ult., at the advanced age of eighty-one years. He was a man of brilliant powers, large professional experience, and one of the most finished and eloquent orators our country ever produced. He stood among the first at the bar, and as a criminal lawyer, he had no superior. Vol. II. #22, Thurs., February 2, 1871

Aiken, Milly
“Milly” Aiken, a colored woman, died on last Saturday evening, at the residence of her old master, Mr. Robert Aiken. She was born in 1771, five years before the separation of the Thirteen Colonies from the Mother Country, and consequently had reached the remarkable longevity of one hundred years. She was probably the oldest inhabitant of Tennessee, except Peter Ross, who is said to be one hundred and five. Milly was active and retained her memory to a remarkable degree. She worked up to Friday, previous to her death. She was well taken care of by those whom she had faithfully served, and buried in a most becoming manner. Vol. II. #45, Thurs., July 13, 1871

Argenbright, Miss Catherine S.
Died yesterday morning, in this place, of pneumonia, Miss Catherine S. Argenbright, in her twentieth year. She was sick for eleven days and suffered greatly. Vol. II. #45, Thurs., July 13, 1871

Argenbright, Miss Catherine S.
Died on the 12th of July, 1871, Of Pneumonia, in the 21st year of her age, Miss Catharine S. Argenbright.
The subject of this notice was an active member of the Jonesboro Baptist Sunday School. As a Sunday School scholar she was loved and respected by all the school. It was here that she learned to honor and love the precious truths of the Bible which proved to be her comfort and consolation while contending with the last enemy. Although she had just arrived to blooming womanhood, and have promise of a long and useful life, yet death has suddenly come and claimed his victim, and another Sunday School scholars name has been stricken from the roll to be recorded (we trust) in the Lamb’s book of Life on high. The writer would say to her aged father and affectionate brothers and sisters, weep not, for we believe she died in the full triumphs of faith; and although she was deprived of the privilege of a dear mother to wipe away the damp of death that settled on her cold brow, yet be assured that the blessed Jesus, (whom she trusted,) “who sticketh [sic] closer than a brother” was there to soothe her dying pillow and has taken her to those blessed mansions, that He has gone to prepare for all those who love Him. Done by order of the Jonesboro Baptist Sunday School. G. C. T., Committee Vol. II. #48, Thurs., August 3, 1871

Armstrong, Mrs. Rebeca M.
Mrs. Rebeca M. Armstrong, died near this place, on the 10th of December, 1870. Her illness was very brief, the deceased was born in Bedford County, Pa. October 17, 1829. She united with the Reformed Presbyterian Church and after her removal to this place, she united with the Jonesborough Presbyterian Church. She has left a family of children and a husband to mourn her loss. We trust she sleeps in Jesus. “There remaineth [sic] therefore a rest for the people of God.” Vol. II. #18, Thurs., January 5, 1871

Bacon, Mr. Thomas
Mr. Thomas Bacon, an old and respectable citizen of this county died on last Tuesday. Vol. III. #1, Thurs., September 7, 1871

Baily, Mr. George
Mr. George Baily, of this place, was found on Col. Brown’s meadow, in the East end of town, on last Saturday evening in an unconscious state, and died in a few minutes. He had been subject to epileptic spasms, and frequently suffered severely with this disease. He leaves a wife and several small children in very indigent circumstances. We hope the citizens of this town will be liberal in furnish- them [sic] with the necessaries of life. Vol. II. #25, Thurs., February 23, 1871

Barry, John G.
Mr. John G. Barry, the most venerable typo in Tennessee, died at Nashville last week. He set in type Washington’s obituary notice. Peace to the ashes of the old veteran of the types–the immoral benefactor of his race. He spent his life in benefitting others. Vol. II. #25, Thurs., Feburary 23, 1871

Beals, Mrs. Mary
Died at the residence of Mr. John Bales, three miles West of this place, on Saturday, January 20th, Mrs. Mary Beals, aged 86 years, 5 months and 5 days. Vol. II. #21, Thurs., January 26, 1871

Bell, Mrs. Elizabeth
Died on last Sabbath evening, Mrs. Elizabeth Bell, near Sulphur Spring, in this county. Vol. III. #15, Thurs. December 14, 1871

Blair, Mr. J. Kelsey
Died in this place on Wednesday evening last, Mr. J. Kelsey Blair, son of Wm.. K. Blair, Esq. The funeral services will take place this evening at the residence of his father, at 4 o’clock. Vol. II. #51, Thurs., August 24, 1871

Bowman, Col. Daniel
Also, Col. Daniel Bowman, died on the morning of the same day at Johnson City. He was an estimable man and the community will deeply and sorely feel the loss. Vol. II. #32, Thurs., April 13, 1871

Bowman, Isabel
Funeral on next Sabbath the 20th, Rev. W. T. Fleener will preach the funeral of Isabel Bowman, consort of Benj. Bowman, at Philadelphia Church, Near Leesburg. Vol. II. #50, Thurs., August 17, 1871

Broyles, Mrs. S.L.
The intelligence of the sudden death of Mrs. S.L., wife of Mr. A.H. Broyles, on last Thursday, brought to our community a deep emotion of sadness and sympathy. At 2 P.M. she was stricken down by paralysis, and in four hours the spirit had fled from its mortal fetters. The lips were wordless in the crisis of expiring life. Mrs. Broyles’ life was the bright and beautiful record of the Christian. Her bereaved husband has the consolations of general sympathy. Vol. III. #4, Thurs., September 28, 1871

Broyles, Mrs. Sallie L.
Mrs. Sallie L. Broyles, the daughter of Joseph and Miranda Hunter, was born in Washington County, East Tennessee, November 26th, 1837. She was married to Mr. A. Horton Broyles August 11th, 1859. In early life she made a public profession of religion, and joined the M. E. Church, South, of which she continued a faithful and consistent member until called from the Church below to the Church above. On Thursday, the 21st day of September, 1871, she was stricken with paralysis, and only lived a few hours, when her spirit took its flight to the home of the good. She was speechless after the fatal stroke, and, of course, left no messages to friends, nor gave any dying testimony of her triumph over the last enemy. None was needed, for her testimony was that of a pure and spotless life. Her consistent Christian life assures her friends of her destiny.
“Borne by angels on their wings,
Far from earth the spirit flies,
Finds her God, and sits, and sings,
Triumphing in Paradise.”

Br?m_____, Mrs. Sarah
Died on the 12th inst., in this county, Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. David Br?m_____. Vol. II. #37, Thurs. May 18, 1871

Campbell, Mr. A. Jackson
A Distressing Accident. We have just received the intelligence of the death of Mr. A. Jackson Campbell, which occurred at his home near Mexico, Mo., on the 7th inst., under the most heart-hending [sic] circumstances. Mr. Campbell was going out hunting that day, and had gone into a small house near his dwelling for the purpose of fixing his gun. By some means, that must remain unknown, no one being with him, the gun went off, the shot taking effect in his forehead which caused his death instantly. He was found shortly after he was shot. The unfortunate man was a son of Mr. James Campbell, of this place, and the sad event will be a sore trial to the father in his aged and infirm years. Some thirteen years ago, the deceased removed from Leesburg, in this county and located near Mexico, Mo., at the place where he died. He was an industrious well-to-do citizen, and was successful in the affairs of the world. He was about forty-one years of age, and leaves a wife and children to mourn the loss of husband and father. The warmest sympathies cluster around the bereaved relations, and especially the aged father. Vol. III. #16, Thurs., December 21, 1871

Carson, Mrs. Moses
Died on Mill Creek near Greene County line last Sunday, Mrs. Moses Carson, who was a sister of the late Hon. Brookins Campbell. Vol. II. #51, Thurs., August 24, 1871

Cate, Hon. A.M.
Death of Hon. A.M. Cate. This gentleman died at his residence in Hamilton County last Thursday, of congestive chill. He was the Senator from that county in the Legislature during 65-67, and was prominently identified with the politics of the State, as a Republican. A good man gone. Vol. III. #3, Thurs., September 21, 1871

Chambers, Mr. Wm.
The Providence of God is again upon us in our neighborhood, Mr. Wm. Chambers was taken ill suddenly while tending the Forge, three miles above Elizabethton. The best medical aid was called, but alas! how soon the loveliest form fades, the brightest hopes vanish and the fondest expectations die. The strong cords of affection cannot stay the grim monster, no earthly aid can stop his ravages, and this morning at 8’oclock he breathed his last.
Had man been able to save, our friend would not have died, for he was beloved by all who knew him. He left a heart broken widow with seven children, and may they know that they are not all that miss him, but by his death we lose a good citizen and neighbor, and the church a worthy member and a devoted Christian. But a word to you his relations: Set out to meet him who has been your guardian and friend, in a better land, where sorrow is no more and from whence no traveller returns. You, his widow at best, cannot survive him long; put your trust in the all powerful arm of Him who knows all, and he will provide for you and your little orphans. Then sing with the poet:
“Yet I know that we shall meet again,
On that river’s radiant shore.
Where there is no more death, nor grief, nor pain,
And they say good bye no more.” A Friend
Vol. II. #19, Thurs., January 12, 1871

Chase, Jeremiah
Died on Boon’s Creek, in this county, on last Saturday morning, Jeremiah Chase, of typhoid fever. Vol. II. #31, Thurs. April 6, 1871

Cooper, Mrs. Cynthia Ann
Died of consumption, on last Tuesday, May 18th, near Cherry Grove, in this county, Mrs. Cynthia Ann wife of Louis Cooper. Vol. II. #38, Thurs. May 25, 1871

Earnest, Mrs. Ann Elizabeth
Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Earnest, died at the residence of her husband, Isaac R. Earnest in Greene County Tenn., July 5th, 1871, aged 24 years. Sister Earnest professed religion and joined the Methodist E. Church at Jonesboro in 1865. At the time of her conversion she lived the life of a christian [sic] and died in sight of Heaven. Though she had the care of the most skillful physicians, yet disease progressed, her strength wasted away under continued and extreme suffering, but as her vital powers gave way, her christian [sic] graces shone more brightly. She was in immediate communion with her Saviour [sic], waiting every moment to hear Him say, “come up higher.” It was my privilege to visit her the day she died. I found her happy in God’s love and shouting his praise. She leaves behind her a devoted husband and one child. May God bless the bereaved. Vol. II. #47, Thurs., July 27, 1871

Estes, Mrs. Hannah E.
Died, on Tuesday, August 1st, 1871, of pneumonia, Mrs. Hannah E. Estes, wife of Mr. Thomas J. Estes, in the 37th year of her age.
The subject of this notice was a member of the Cherokee Baptist Church for 14 years and was a consistent, worthy, and exemplary Christian, and as such, was loved and respected by all who knew her; as a wife and mother she was loving and affectionate; but alas, death has come and summoned her willing spirit into the presence of her God who gave it. But her hope and trust was in her Blessed Redeemer who has promised never to leave nor forsake those who love him. The writer would say to the weeping Children and sorrowing husband that while death has taken from your fond embrace, the wife, the mother, weep not for your loss is her Eternal gain. And the Lord of all has done right. Emulate her christian [sic] examples so when death comes to you as it has to her, you may enter the portals of death with joy, “for blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have a right to enter in, through the gate of the city and house not made with hands. Eternal and in the Heavens.” Vol. II. #49, Thurs., August 10, 1871

Estes, Mrs. Hannah E.
We are requested to say that Rev. Mr. Hyder will preach the funeral of Mrs. Hannah E. Estes, at Cherokee Church on the 1st Sunday of October next. Vol. III. #3, Thurs., September 21, 1871 and Vol. III. #4, Thurs., September 28, 1871

Ferguson, Mrs. James
Died at Cherry Grove on last Sunday evening, Mrs. James Ferguson of typhoid fever.  Vol. II. #40. Thurs. June 8, 1871

Ferguson, Mrs. M. J.
Rev. A. G. Register will preach the funeral sermon, of M. J. Ferguson, on Sabbath, the 30th of July, at Ferguson’s School House. Vol. II. #46, Thurs. July 20, 1871

Ferguson, Robert S.
Tribute of Respect. Rhea Lodge No. 47. Whereas it has pleased an All wise Providence to call from “labor to refreshment,” out worthy Brother Robert S. Ferguson, who by his devotion to Masonry had endeared himself to the brethern [sic] of the fraternity, and whose sun of life suddenly went down thereby causing a bright star to fall from our mystic constellation. Therefore be it
Resolved, That we tender to the family and friends of out worthy Brother our heartfelt sympathy in this their sad bereavement and bid them find consolation in the hope that the spirit of our departed brother is at rest, where labor will be resumed no more.
Resolved, That in the death of our brother the Lodge has suffered an irreparable loss, and that we wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That a copy of these proceedings be furnished the HERALD and TRIBUNE, Tennessee Patriot, and Union Flag, for publication, and that a copy of the same be sent to the bereaved family. M. S. Mahoney, C. W. Meek, Committee Vol. II. #38, Thurs. May 25, 1871

Fox, Mr. Wm.
Died from a Rattlesnake Bite. Mr. Wm. Fox, a well-to-do farmer, living in the South-Western portion of this county, on Horse Creek, recently came to his death under the most horrible circumstances. He had some cattle pasturing in the mountains, and last Tuesday morning, a week ago, he left home unattended to take them salt. He was to return the next day, and failing to do so, his family were apprehensive that something had befallen him. On Thursday morning, a party went in search of him and found his horse hitched in the mountains, near what is called the Kettle-Turn, on the road to the Cold Springs. A large rattlesnake was found near by which they killed. The party then went on White Rock Mountain and soon came upon the corpse of Mr. Fox which was frightfully swollen–to at least twice the natural size. Near him, were found two exceediingly large rattlesnakes which were killed. His left hand bore two or three small, deep wounds, which were supposed to be incisions of the deadly snake fang. There is no doubt but the unfortunate man died from the effect of a snake bite. He leaves a wife and one or two children, possessed of comfortable property. He was highly respected by the community, and his death is lamented. Vol. II. #50, Thurs. August 17, 1871

Fraker, Mrs. Mary
Died near Dalton on the 29th of last month, Mrs. Mary Fraker, wife of George D. M. Fraker, and daughter of Isaac N. Hair, formerly of Cherry Grove. Vol. III. #1, Thurs., September 7, 1871

Furgason, Martha Jane
Martha Jane Furgason, maiden name, Armstrong, wife of James A. Furgason, departed this life, June the 4th, 1871.
She was born August the 11th, 1851 in the county of Bradley, and State of Tennessee. Her mother died when she was one month old. She was raised by her connection. At the age of 19 years, two months and twenty-two days she was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Mr. James A. Furgason, with whom she lived in sweet union seven months and one day, when God, in His wisdom seen fit to take her from the toils and cares of this life and give her a home in Heaven. In February last, at a protracted meeting conducted by Rev. Thomas Walker, and others, Martha Jane embraced religion and was baptized and received into the Cumberland Presbyterian Church by Rev. A. G. Register, in which she lived an exemplary life, died a triumphant death, received the reward of the righteous and is now at rest. She retained a clear mind until her expiring breath, bade her husband and friends fare well, with a request to meet her in Heaven.
Aged 19 years, 9 months and 28 days.
Why one so young, so noble, should be torn from the embrace of her husband and friends, and consigned to the dust, is one of those mysteries of Providence, which our present limited faculties are unable to grasp.
It is our consolation to know that the universe is under the government of that wise and good Being, who knows what is best, and who does not willingly afflict the children of men. After all, religion is the one thing needful.
“Well, thou art gone, and I am left,
But oh! how cold and dark to me,
This world of every charm bereft”
Where all was beautiful with thee.
Though I have seen thy form depart,
Forever from my saddened eye,
I hold thee in my inmost heart,
There, there, at least thou can’st [sic] not die.”
Vol. II. #44, Thurs., July 6, 1871

Gifford, Mr. John F.
Died Mr. John F. Gifford, near Johnson City on last Sabbath morning, of Congestive Chill. The deceased was a young man full of life and promise. Vol. III. #6, Thurs., October 12, 1871

Grisham, Mrs. Mary Boone
An Aged Lady Gone. Gray hairs, trembling limbs, and palsied body are the trophies, which the great Terror can count upon with almost certainty of time. This thought is suggested by the death of Mrs. Mary Boone; consort of George Grisham, Sr. She departed this life on last Tuesday evening at the residence of her son, Col. Geo. H. Grisham. She was favored with a lease of life seventy-four years, eight months and eleven days.
For forty years, the deceased was a member of the Baptist Church, a devoted christian [sic], a faithful follower of the Lamb. Having trusted the Lord for so long, and through difficulties and trials, she leaned on His all sustaining arm, when she stepped down to the cold waters of the Jordon [sic]. When asked by a christian [sic] lady attendant, “Do you put your trust in the Savior?’ her joyous reply was, “Surely, surely I do.”
In this sustaining comfort and hope, which pure religion can alone inspire, Mrs. Grisham passed away to live forever with the angels. The wrinkled brow, the frosted hair wear a flashing, full gemmed coronal of everlasting glory, the bent form of earth is now rejoicing in immortal youth.
Funeral services will take place at the residence of Col. Grisham at 8 1/2 this a.m., immediately after which the remains will be conveyed to Buffalo Ridge for Interment. The friends and acquaintances of the bereaved family are invited to attend the funeral and burial. Vol. III. #9, Thurs., November 2, 1871

Hale, George D.
On the 1st Sunday in October next, Rev. J. L. Mann, will preach the funeral of George D. Hale, at his grave near Buffalo Ridge. Vol. III. #3, Thurs., September 21, 1871 and Vol. III #4, Thurs., September 28, 1871

Hale, Mr. George
Mr. George Hale, son of Hiram D. Hale, Deputy Sheriff, living near Buffalo Ridge in this county, was shot on the night of the 21st inst. The shooting occurred about 11 o’clock. Mr. Hale was in bed at the time. The ball entered the right side of the neck penetrating the windpipe, and passed out near the middle of the left side of the neck. Dr. C. Wheeler was immediately sent for and found him suffering intensely and in a very precarious condition. From all the circumstances a pistol was used that had been in the house for some time, as it was found out of its usual place, the muzzle filled with fresh dirt and having the smell of freshly exploded powder. As yet there are no positive developments as to the inhuman wretch who committed the deed, and no arrests have been made. No efforts should be spared to ferret out the assassin, and once known, punishment should be swift and exemplary.
Since writing the above, we learn Mr. Hale died this morning at 5 o’clock. Vol. II. #25, Thurs., February 23, 1871

Hamilton, James L.
Died at Escatawpa, Ala., on the 1st inst. of Chills and fever, James L., son of A. J. Hamilton, Esq., near this place in the nineteenth year of his age. He was __?__ and industrious, and well spoken of by those who knew him. Vol. II. #49, Thurs., August 10, 1871

Hilton, Mr. A. L.
We are compelled to omit, this week, the obituary of Mr. A. L. Hilton, who died on the 6th inst., on account of its extreme length. Will be published in our next issue. Vol. III. #16, Thurs., December 21, 1871

Horton, Thomas
Died near Haw’s Cross Roads, on Wednesday, March 29th, Thomas Horton, son of J. M. Horton, Esq. Vol. II. #31, Thurs. April 6, 1871

Jones, Mrs. Dulcena
Died in Monroe County, Kentucky, on 28th Dec., 1870, Mrs. Dulcena Jones, wife of Samuel Jones, formerly of this County. Vol. II. #21, Thurs., January 26, 1871

King, Dr. Wm. H.
Dr. Wm. H. King, of Monongahela City, Pa., son-in-law of Rev. Samuel M. Sparks, died at St. Louis, Michigan, whither he had gone hoping to improve his health. He died on the 3rd inst., and his remains were intered in the cemetery at the former city on Tuesday following.
We extend to the bereaved family, and his relatives and friends in this place, our sincerest sympathy. Vol. III. #11, Thurs., November 16, 1871

Leslie, Bird
Died at Washington College on the 4th inst., Bird Leslie, infant daughter of Mr. W. A. and Margaret Leslie, aged two years. Vol. II. # 49, Thurs., August 10, 1871

Love, Mrs. S. M.
Departed this life on the 13th instant, soon after 1 o’clock p.m., at Johnson City, Mrs. S. M. Love, consort of R. Love, Esq.
Having suffered for eight months with Pulmonary Consumption, her decline was gradual but steady from the first attack to the end, and at last she peacefully and without a struggle closed her eyes to earth and entered the spirit world.
Her great and only trouble in her lingering affliction was the thought of leaving her husband and six children behind her in the wicked world. She earnestly desired to live for them, but when it became clear to her that she must die, she resigned them meekly to the protecting care of the Lord and fervently prayed for the speedy coming of the final messenger.
Mrs. Love was a quiet and undemonstrative Christian lady from her youth to her death; discharging faithfully the duties of daughter, sister, wife, mother, neighbor, friend, abounding in hidden charities and unobtrusive labors of love. She was long a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in whose communion she died at the age of 42 years, 2 months and 21 days.
She will be missed by the Church; she will be lamented by a large circle of fond kindred and friends; she will be mourned by the friendless and destitute poor, to whose wants her liberal heart and hand were ever open.
Time alone and the grace of God can stay the tears and bind up the broken hearts of the bereaved husband and motherless children, and sweep away the shadows from the death stricken home. T. Vol. III. #8, Thurs., October 26, 1871

May, Jacob
Died on the 3rd of this inst., at his residence four miles south of Jonesborough, Jacob May, aged fifty-one years, ten months and five days. The deceased was sorely afflicted for a number of years with white swelling, which caused his death. He endured his afflictions with great patience and Christian fortitude. His whole soul and mind for some weeks, previous to his death, seemed to led out in prayer and praise to God.
During his few last weeks, he made it his general theme, when ministers, and brethren would visit him, to call upon them to sing and pray with him, while he would break forth in chanting praises to Jesus. He also exorted [sic] his friends to live for God and at last meet him in Heaven, where they would meet those loved ones who had gone before. He left a wife and six daughters to mourn over his departure, but their loss is his eternal gain. Great condolence and synpathy [sic] will be manifested for the bereaved wife and children.
They should be calm, looking at the same time to the great Providence of God and seeing at the same time that He has removed another poor, afflicted mortal from this to a far better land, and even while he was in the act of crossing the Jordan of death he turned his eyes and with the last lingering look said to his wife “Mary, meet me in Heaven and bring the children.”
Oh! happy thought how sweet it was,
Even while that saint was dying,
To think of angels in the skies,
Swiftly with him flying. D. W. F. P.
Vol. II. #40, Thurs., June 8, 1871

McAdams, David B.
Died near Granby, Missouri, David B. McAdams, son of Thos. C. McAdams, Esq., of Locust Mount, on the 21st of January. He leaves a wife and two children. Vol. II. #23, Thurs., February 9, 1871

McCall, Mr. Charles
Sad Accident. As Mr. Charles McCall was returning home on last Friday night, on the eastern bound train from this place, where he had been attending to some business in the Chancery Court, and while attempting to pass from one car to another, he fell and was killed by the cars passing over his body. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn the loss of their best friend and protector. Vol. III. #14, Thurs., December 7, 1871

McNabb, Hon. James
Died Hon. James McNabb, who has filled public positions in Nova Scotia for forty years, died at Halifax yesterday. Vol. II. #8, Thurs., October 26, 1871

Miller, Mr. Jacob
On last Friday, about 8 p.m., we are informed, Mr. Jacob Miller, living on Cherokee four miles from this place, was taken violently ill. Dr. D.J. Gibson was summoned, and found the sufferer was attacked with cerebro meningitis or unprofessionally known as “Spotted Fever.” Mr. Miller lived about ten hours. He was an industrious farmer, a valuable citizen and sustained an unblemished character. A wife and several children are left to lament and experience his loss. Vol. II. #51, Thurs. August 24, 1871

Million, Mrs. Jerre
Died on the 14th inst., the wife of Jerre Million, Esq. of near this place. Vol. II. #50, Thurs., August 17, 1871

Mitchell, Mr. —
On last Saturday, Mr. Mitchell, of Johnson City, received a fatal injury under the following circumstances: That day he had gone down to Greenville and returned with a bundle of considerable size and weight. When the cars stopped at Johnson City, he was delayed in getting out by several colored persons who were crowding around the door. When he succeeded in getting off, the train was in motion and his left leg fell upon the rail and was literally crushed by the wheels. He died early Monday morning, after suffering most intense agonies for about thirty-six hours. He was from North Carolina, had been living at Johnson City for nearly a year, a brickmason by trade, and sustained the reputation of an honest, sober and industrious man. Vol. II. #18, Thurs. January 5, 1871

Morgan, Mrs. Angeline
Died near this place on the 16th inst., Mrs. Angeline, wife of Mr. Joseph Morgan. Her infant, two days old, died the next day. Both intered [sic] in the same grave. Vol. III. #13, Thurs., November 30, 1871 

Morrow, Mrs. James
Mrs. James Morrow, of Bowmantown, was thrown from a horse near the residence of Daniel Campbell, in this county, on last Sunday, and the injuries received are thought to be of such a character as will prove fatal. We learn since the above was written that Mrs. M. is dead. Vol. II. #18, Thurs., January 5, 1871

Nelson, Mrs. Nathan
Died on last Sabbath morning, the wife of Mr. Nathan Nelson, near this place.
“How blest the righteous when they die,”
We tender our condolence to the bereaved. Vol. II. #32, Thurs., April 13, 1871

Nycum, Mrs. Caroline
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Death of Mrs. Caroline Nycum. On last Sabbath our community was saddened by the announcement of the death of this estimable lady, which occurred just as the bell was tolling the hour of midday. The deep mystery of God’s just and holy ways enshrouds the providence that has called away the fond and beloved wife, and robbed six small children of a mother’s tenderest [sic] solicitude, affection and care, but a halo of heavenly light encircles the darkness of this afflicting dipensation [sic], for Mrs. Nycum, was a devoted Christian, died in the blessed assurances of Gospel faith and now wears the flashing, full gemmed coronal of triumph over sin, death and the grave.
How blest the righteous when he dies,
How sinks the weary soul to rest.
The family of Mr. Nycum have only recently “cast their lives,” in our pleasant place, but the deceased by continual exhibitions of all the excellencies and adornments of the Christian life, made herself beloved by all who knew her. We, in common with the community, sympathize with the family, so deeply and sorely bereaved, and tender them our sincere and heart felt condolence. Vol. II. #27, Thurs. March 9, 1871

Peregoy, John Burrie
Again we are called upon to mourn with a family who have been sadly bereaved. But a few months since a devoted wife and kind mother was taken and soon after little Charlie followed, and now John Burrie, son of Dabney Peregoy has gone to join that mother in the home of the blest. Burrie departed this life Jan. 17, 1871, aged five years and seven months. We knew him well, and have often remarked what a rich gem of future hope. But he is gone; and ere long we hope to meet him in that land where parting is no more. Delia Elizabethton, Jan. 22 Vol. II. #22, Thurs. February 2, 1871

Piper, Mrs. Julia
Died near this place on Monday morning last, Mrs. Julia Piper, wife of Mr. A. R. Piper. Vol. II. #52, Thurs., August 31, 1871

Pitts, Boy
On last Sunday evening, a boy by the name of Pitts, eight or none years of age, was drowned in the Watauga river near Mr. Henry Curtiss’s in this county. We learn the following particulars of the sad occurrence:
The unfortunate boy was playing on the bank of the river with two other lads, one of whom said to him that “he was going to learn him to swim” and then threw him into the river. The water was deep, but Pitts after much struggling reached the bank and got out almost exhausted. He was again thrown into the water by the same boy, and sank to rise no more. Vol. II. #39, Thurs., June 1, 1871

Price, Mrs. Sabre
“In the midst of life we are in death.” Died, on the 17th day of March, 1871, Mrs. Sabre E., consort of Dr. John E. Price.
Less than twelve months ago a marriage notice appeared in the Herald and Tribune; the above named lady was one of the party, then bearing upon her features the impress of health. How soon can the blooming cheek grow pallid; the strong and vigorous be subdued by the conqueror, Death! How consoling is the thought that as she calmly breathed her life away, she said to those around, “Sing to me of Heaven.”
She for sixteen or eighteen years had been a faithful member of the Christian Baptist Church, a devoted Christian; nothing vacated her seat in the Church except sickness; her voice was also heard in the Sabbath School; and today, while her body sleeps in its silent abode, the vicinity in which she lived, abounds with children, having indelibly stamped upon the tablets of their tender hearts, important truths taught them by her kind admonitions in the Sabbath School. Little girls forget them not and as you visit that time worn Church in which you have often met her, think the more seriously of the lessons she has taught you and try to follow her example.
Age had not matured her for the grave, but time had ripened her for eternity. No wonder the Church is bowed in sorrow for one of her strongest pillars is gone.
She leaves behind a mourning husband and an infant child, unconscious of its departed mother. May it meet with kind ones and be the recipient of such treatment as can only be given by a mother. And while we deeply sympathize with the husband we would say to him, weep not; you have a tie in heaven; strive therefore to enter in. B. W. A. Vol. II. #35, Thurs., May 4, 1871

Reed, Dr. William
Considering the varied sphere of human life and action, it has never been our unwelcome duty to record a greater public loss of a sadder private bereavement than the removal of the subject of this notice occasions. As a Physician, he was implicitly trusted, as a citizen esteemed noble and inestimable, as a christian [sic] pure, deep hearted and sincere, and as an embassador of Christ, bold, energetic, impressive, aggressive in the right and beloved by all of whatever name and creed, who ever listened to his pulpit teachings and beheld the bright light of his pious example. Without ostentation and the specious pageantry of human pride, but clothed in the rich beauty of an unaffected simplicity, he moved through the social and professional circle of the world. His temper was conservative, his judgments slow and dispassionate and his conclusions, unbiased by any partizan [sic] devotion to men and maxims. If his conscience and mental vision repudiated the logic of a prevailing proposition affecting Church, State or society, he openly courted the ban of fashionable opinion and followed the course of rectitude, illumed by the light of his pure heart and regenerated soul.
In social intercourse, Dr. Reed was the most aimiable [sic] of men, and in the abounding fullness of the holier and better emotions of our nature, was ever ready to spread the veil of charity over human frailties.
In all Relations, his life was adorned, graced and beautified by the timely and disinterested ministrations of kindness, love and comfort which make manhood noble, kingly and heroic. But above and beyond all this, glorious, as it is, it is the resplendent christian (sic) death of Dr. Reed, that his bereaved friends and relatives most delight to contemplate. From conversion his was the hope bright, happy-hearted life of the humble follower of Christ. And as his physical energies gave way under the wasting agonies of pain and disease, he drew in sweet communion, nearer and nearer, the bosom of his Redeemer, and his christian (sic) graces shone with the borrowed lustre of the Sun of Righteousness. He expressed to Col. G. W. Telford, his intimate friend and attendant, a short time previous to his death, “the great comfort it gave him, when he looked upon all things as past, that he had endeavored to do his duty in trying to make himself useful to his fellow men; and especially in his leniency in all transactions through life.”
Dr. Reed was born September 12th, 1812, and died July 28th, 1871 in his 59th year. He joined the Methodist Church June 20th, 1841, and was licensed to preach April 29th, 1843. In the land of Eternal Beatitudes, his crown will gleam with many a soul-jewel that he lead from the servitude of sin into the “marvelous light” of the Cross.
He was buried by the masonic [sic] Brotherhood at McCardy’s Church on Saturday and a large concourse of friends followed the remains to their final resting-place.
No tongue can speak a truthful censure over that new-made grave. Good and faithful servant, the angels have epitaphed on that tomb. Vol. II. #48, Thurs., August 3, 1871

Reed, Dr. William
Tribute of Respect: Rhea Lodge, No. 47, July 31, 1871
Whereas, in the inscrutable ways of Almighty God, it has pleased Him who doth not willingly afflict but doeth all things will, to remove our estimable brother, Dr. William Reed, from wearisome labor to refreshing joys and rest, who by a pure, unsullied and devoted life adorned the mystic order and most strikingly exemplified its principles of Truth, Virtue, love and Charity, and whose lamented death displaces a precious jewel in the mystec eoronal [sic], therefore be it
Resolved, That this Lodge painfully realizes the great loss it has sustained in the death of our worthy and beloved brother, which can only be compensated by an unremitting and continual imitation of the accomplishments and excellencies which made his earthly career so noble, manly, and generous.
Resolved, That to the large circle of bereaved relatives and friends, we tender the deepest sympathy that our hearts can feel and words express, and beseech them to look Above where he has gone–the final resting place of the saints, for the light of its unfading Sun to gild the dark hours of their sorrowful bereavement.
Resolved, That we wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days, and that there proceeding be published in the Herald and Tribune, Tennessee Patriot, and Union Flag, and that a copy of the same be furnished the family of the deceased.
M. S. Mahoney, Thos. H. Reeves, C. W. Meek, Committee Vol. II. #48, Thurs., August 3, 1871

Reed, Dr. Wm.
Tribute of Respect:
At a meeting of the Teachers and Pupils of Franklin Institute, for memorial services in memory of Dr. Wm. Reed, President of the Board of Trustees of that Institution, after the announcement of the sad event, reading the Scriptures and prayer, by the Principal, the school adopted the following Preamble and Resolution:
Whereas, It has pleased out Heavenly Father to call His Servant, Dr. Wm. Reed, from our midst by the hand of death, and while we recognize His hand who knows what is best, yet we feel that as a man, a christian [sic], a Minister and a Physician, Dr. Reed has been so useful in life that it is becoming in us to join our tears with those of his family in mourning his loss.
Resolved, That, considering the relation of the deceased to our school, the exercises be suspended for the day, so that as many as desire to do so can visit the family in their affliction.
Resolved, That as members of this school we will endeavor to remember the many labors of this man of God in behalf of the young people of this neighborhood, and strive to imitate his christian [sic] life.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, and to each of the papers published in Jonesboro, with the request that they publish the same.
J. R. Payne, Principal, W. F. Payne, Assistant, Franklin Institute, July 28th, 1871 Vol. II. #48, Thurs., August3, 1871

Rodgers, Mrs.
Mrs. Rodgers, an old and respectable lady, who lived five miles West of this place, died on last Tuesday. Vol. II. #25, Thurs., February 23, 1871

Salts, Mrs. Daniel
Died in this place, on last Tuesday evening, Mrs. Daniel Salts. She had been suffering for many years with cancer. Vol. III. #14, Thurs., December 7, 1871

Simerly, Francis
Died in this place on the 5th inst., little Francis, infant son of Hon. Elijah and Mrs. Mary Simerly, aged eight months and twenty-six days. It came from God as a dew drop was exhaled, as a flower, expired and went to Heaven. Vol. II. #40, Thurs., June 8, 1871

Smith, Mrs. Ellen
Died in Rheatown on Tuesday May 25th, Mrs. Ellen, wife of John Smith. Vol. II. #38, Thurs., May 25, 1871

Snapp, Peter
Distressing. Peter Snapp, an old colored man living on the farm of R. M. Chase, in the 2nd civil district in this county, met death in a very unexpected way on last Wednesday night. He was hunting the Opossom [sic]. Finding one on a large persimmon tree some thirty feet from the ground, he made preparation to ascend the tree in pursuit of the Opossom [sic]. He laid his axe down on the ground and then his walking cane on the axe-handle making a cross and placing his hat in one of the crosses and his hunter’s horn in the other ( a superstitious custom of his), he ascended the tree, but just as he was in the act of securing his game, the limb gave way and the poor man was hurled headlong to the earth. His head striking a rock was crushed and both legs were broken.
His little son who was with him, by his cries, brought the neighbors to the rescue. They found the poor man crushed to pieces. The limbs of the tree was still in his hands, from which it is supposed he never breathed after the fall. The Opossom [sic] was found dead by the side of the mangled corpse. Vol. III. #9, Thurs., November 2, 1871

Stephens, Isaac
Mr. Isaac Stephens, a prominent citizen and a Magistrate of Sullivan county, died at his residence on Horse Creek, on last Friday morning. Vol. II. #51, Thurs., August 24, 1871

Vice, Joseph
We learn from a reliable source of the death of Joseph Vice, Esq., near Clear Creek in Greene County, which occurred quite strangely. On last Saturday evening, about 4 p.m., Vice met Wm. Detherridge who had a gun, in a lane near the house of Mr. John H. Brandon. A number of other boys were present and all were indulging in sports. The gun was loaded and Detherridge was in the act of presenting it with no evil intention, however, when Vice threw a rock backward over his shoulder, which striking the hammer, caused the gun to go off. The ball entered the back of Vice’s head and ranging through that the blood oozed out of the fracture. The unfortunate man died two hours and a half. This is another sad warning against the reckless use of fire arms. Vol. II. #50, Thurs., August 17, 1871

Young, Dr. T. T.
It is with no feelings incident to the death of a fellow-man, unconnected by association or the ties of relationship that we chronicle this invasion of the destroying angel. Dr. Young was an old and estimable citizen of this county. He was afflicted for many years with Asthma. He was a valuable citizen, a cultured and conscientious Physician and leaves to his family the heritage of an honest name and upright man. At the time of his death he resided on Nolachucky river, twelve miles Southwest of this place. Vol. II. #32, Thurs., April 13, 1871

Young, Mrs. Lucindia
Died on last Saturday evening, Mrs. Lucindia Young, wife of Deputy Sheriff, R. M. Young. The bereaved have the sympathies of the public. Vol. III. #8, Thurs., October 26, 1871

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