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From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

201   VISITS AND VISITORS


November 12,1930---
Mrs. Harry Lauderdale and daughter Alice of Houston, Texas, were guests this week of Mrs. Lee Pickering, Commerce Street.
Mesdames Austin Peay, Will Green and Lane Marable motored to Nashville this morning. Mrs. Peay and Mrs. Marable will remain for a few days visit with friends.
Mrs. Leigh Buckley is visiting at Hopkinsville.
Mrs. Richard Barker of Los Angeles, California is visiting Dr. and Mrs. Ted Rose, Glenwood.
Mesdames W.M. Daniel, Mac Hanner, John Daniel, C.C. Cross and Billy Daniel spent Monday in Nashville.

November 14,1930---
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Weakley of Clarksville visited his father, J.R. Weakley Sunday.
Mrs. S.W. Blackford of Paducah, Kentucky and Mrs. W.T. Weakley of Clarksville are spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. Willie Weakley and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ellis of Ganse spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George Ellis of Woodside near Port Royal.
Mrs. Henry Winters of Port Royal visited Carpenter brothers and sisters of Guthrie this week.
Mrs. James Rinehart and mother, Mrs. Nannie Boyd, visited Mrs. Henry Winters of Port Royal this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rosson of Clarksville and E.R. Rosson, of Sadlersville, spent Sunday in Nashville, called there by the death of their niece, Miss Mattie Woodson.
Miss Thelma Seay, primary teacher at Jordan Springs spent last weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Seay of Port Royal.
Mrs. Howard Smith of Trenton, Kentucky spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Alley of Port Royal.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dowlen and children, Wilmoth, Susan, John Roe and Irma, of Willow Haven spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ewing Bradbury of Nashville. Mrs. Dowlen's father, John Paschal of Nashville, returned with them to spend a few weeks with them and other relatives in Montgomery County.
Mrs. Minnie Alley of Port Royal spent last weekend with her father, S.M. Wilkerson and Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Guthrie of Wilkerson's Bend.
Misses Mary and Francis Redding of Nashville visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Redding of Horse Shoe Bend last week.
Mrs. E.R. Rosson of Locust Heights in Guthrie, returned Monday from spending this weekend with Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Alsobrook of Clarksville.
Mr. and Mrs. James Elliott and son, Joe, near Port Royal, visited Mr. and Mrs. Robert Halliburton of Clarksville Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. E.W. Bourne of Port Royal visited Mrs. J.H. Prebitte at Clarksville, Tuesday.
Mrs. Horace Michel of Clarksville and Mrs. B.F. Rosson of Port Royal, spent a few days last week with their sister, Mrs. Ben Hawkins of Nashville. Mrs. Hawkins will be pleasantly remembered as Miss Agnes Elliott of Port Royal.
Mr. and Mrs. Gupton Barbee and children of Ringgold spent Sunday with Mrs. Barbee's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Fort of Clarksville.
Mrs. Mattie Grymes of Clarksville was the guest of Springfield friends Friday.
Mrs. Lecie Mallory has returned to her home in Paris, Tennessee after spending several months with her sister, Mrs. Douglas Polk of Hampton Station.
Mr. and Mrs. Trotter of Nashville, were guests Sunday of Mrs. Trotter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Pursell.
Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Davis motored to Nashville Friday on business.
John Harris and son, James Carney motored to Nashville Sunday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thompson and children, Robert and Bill, of Clarksville, were weekend guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. John Harris.
Hicks Creech spent Friday in Nashville.
Miss Marie Riggins spent the Weekend with her parents at St. Bethlehem.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jones were guests Sunday of Mrs. Jones' brother, James Harris and Mrs. Harris.
Mrs. Joe Morrison of Rye's Chapel, was the guest of Mrs. Hattie Moore last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Page and children, Billy and Anne, have returned to their home at McAllister's Crossroads, after a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs.(Minnie Belle) John Edward Gillum.
Mrs. Ella Talley is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Thomas in Clarksville.
Sterling Wyatt attended the Armistice program in Clarksville Tuesday.
Mrs. Mollie Wyatt has returned from a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Sidney Harpe at Allensville, Kentucky
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney B. Harris and daughter, Miss Martha, of Lone Oak, attended services here Sunday and were guests of her mother, Mrs. Martha Dickson.
Mrs. Laura Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Harris and little daughter, Mary Drane of Mt. Zion, were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. John Davis.
Miss Mary Dickson and Wilbur Pursell, who has been visiting her, motored to McEwen Saturday and were accompanied home by Mrs. Allen and mother, Mrs. Williams.
Mrs. Sam Weems of near Clarksville, spent Wednesday with her aunt, Mrs. Mary Batson.
Mr. and Mrs. Solon Carden of Port Royal, were recent guests of his mother, Mrs. T.A.(Martha Bryant) Carden and sister, Mrs. Leon Hunter.
Mr. Grafton Dickson and wife Gertrude H. were among shoppers in Clarksville Friday.
Miss Jessie Basford spent the weekend with relatives in Clarksville.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Neblett, Mrs. John Neblett and Walton Vaughan motored to Nashville Saturday and were guests of Judge and Mrs. Albert Williams.
Dump Hagewood spent Friday in Clarksville.
Mrs. Hunter Woods and little daughter, Louise, of McAllister's Crossroads, spent several days last week here with her mother, Mrs. Mary Batson.

November 14,1930---
Miss Bettie Marable of Marable's Crossing, visited Mrs. H.C. Vickers here last week.
Mrs. O.L. Peacher visited Mrs. L.H. Bryant Friday.
Mrs. T. Vickers visited Mrs. G.R. Fessey and Mrs. Gemy Thomas Friday.
C.M. Armstead and Carl Eden of Ringgold, were here on business Saturday.
Miss Essie Marie Eden of Ringgold, spent the weekend with Miss Hilda Mai Byrd.
Lloyd Hargrove was in Palmyra Friday on business.
Ott Peacher and son were here on business Saturday.
Calvin and Lesley Ferrell and Lemore Vickers were in Palmyra on business Saturday.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

202   REVIVAL

November 12,1930--Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hargrove and two daughters, Almeas and Ann, attended the Revival at Clarksville Friday night.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

203   FOLKS RECUPERATING

November 11,1930---
Mrs. James Barrett, who is receiving treatment at the hospital for a fractured shoulder sustained Saturday, is doing nicely.
Mrs. Frank Buck, who underwent a tonsil operation Monday, is resting satisfactorily today.
Mrs. N.M. Free, who has been quite ill at her home on Main Street for some time, is reported to be resting more comfortably today.
Miss Helen Holmes of Dotsonville, who has been in the local hospital a number of weeks receiving treatment for a broken leg, was removed to her home Sunday.

November 12,1930---
Mrs. Bertha Manning, who has been a patient at the Wautuga Sanitarium for the past five months, is much improved and will return home this week.

November 13,1930---
Lewis Whitfield, who has been confined to his home near St. Bethlehem for a number of days by an infection of his left arm, was able to be in town today and reported his condition much improved.
Mrs. Walter Gray, who underwent an operation at the hospital a number of days ago has been removed to her home on Elder Street and is doing nicely.



From: Clarksville WeeklyChronicle

204   PALMYRA

January 5,1884--Mr. C.C. Wall, of Palmyra, sent Mr. R.H. Pickering and S.A. Caldwell, Esq. a fine fat "possum" during the holidays as a Christmas present. After it was prepared for the table, this reporter had the pleasure of partaking of the feast and all united in a vote of thanks to Mr. Wall for his present.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

205   SICK

January 17,1890--Mrs. Lizzie Bibb, the efficient bookkeeper at J.F. Wood’s has been confined at home this week with La Grippe.



From: Clarksville Democrat

206   VISITORS

November 11,1882---
Mr. Fountain Clark, of Fredonia, is here on a visit to old friends.
Miss Lillie Johnson is the guest of Miss Nannie Johnson, on Third Street.



From: Clarksville Democrat

207   RECUPERATING

December 9,1882--Squire H.M. Dudley, of St. Bethlehem, who has been quite ill for some time, we are glad to hear, is improving.



From: Clarksville Democrat

208   BIRD HUNTER

December 9,1882--Mr. W.L. Blanton is the champion bird hunter. He went out the other day with Capt. Tom Hyman, and killed 15 birds out of 2 covies, firing only 17 shots. Capt. Tom got only three and ain’t bragging any more on his shooting. Mr. Gill will have to keep Blanton busy at the stable on horse talk, or he wont leave seed in the county.



From: Clarksville Democrat

209   SICK

January 27,1883--
Mr. W.C. Barksdale, we are sorry to state, has been quite sick for several days.

December 21,1883--
We are glad to learn that Miss Willie Ligon, who has been sick for some time, is convalescing.



From: Clarksville Democrat

210   VISITING THE CITY

July 7,1883--
Mr. T.H. Gibbs, of Woodlawn, called on us this week.
Mr. Wickham, of Palmyra, paid us a pleasant call this week.

September 15,1883--
Mr. W.J. Powers was in the city yesterday.
The vivacious Miss Neta Street, of Collinsville, is the pleasant guest of Mrs. T.W. Pitt, this week, on Commerce Street.



From: Clarksville Democrat

211   CLARKSVILLE

July 7,1883--Honorable William M. Daniel is having a new front built to his house on Madison Street. He has also lately purchased some blooded Jerseys.



From: Clarksville Democrat

212   PICNIC

July 7,1883--The lawyers had an enjoyable time at their annual picnic on the 4th. Honorable J. Proctor Knott and Honorable James McKenzie were present.



From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

213   CLARKSVILLE

January 17,1880--Mr. John J. West has moved into his handsome residence on Franklin Street, near the Methodist Church. We congraluate him on being the possessor of such a magnificent edifice.



From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

214   BIRD OF LIBERTY

January 17,1880--Charlie Lehman has a fine eagle which was shot in the wing and captured near Hadinsville, Kentucky. This proud bird of liberty can be seen by calling at the European.



From: Semi-Weekly Democrat

215   VISITING THE CITY

January 23,1888--C.P. Winstead, teacher of the public school in District 21, was in our city last week.

C.J. Swift, of McAllister’s Cross Roads, a Methodist divine, spent one day here recently.



From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

216   COLLINSVILLE

August 12,1891---Mrs. William Collins is a widow in straitened circumstances living at Collinsville on the south side of the river. Her family consisted of six children. Some time ago, the oldest daughter, aged about 21 years, was sick with typhoid fever and , after a lingering illness, died about a week ago. The youngest daughter of some fourteen summers was attacked by the same disease and succumbed to its ravages yesterday morning. The son, about 17 years of age, the only support left the mother, is not expected to live through the day, the deadly fever having taken a strong hold on him. The mother, through her long watching and attendance upon her sick children, is in no frame of body to stand an attack of fever, and should it come, it will be a miracle if she recovers. The people of Collinsville are doing what they can for the stricken family. A purse of money was made up here in town for the family.



From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

217   SHILOH

August 22,1891---Miss Mary Williamson has at last returned from Birmingham, where she has been visiting her brother and taking typewriting lessons and shorthand.



From: Semi-Weekly Democrat

218   SICK

February 28,1888--
W.M. Shannon has been sick with the measles for the last week.

July 19,1888--
The little child of Reverend Ben Watson, which has been quite sick at Mr. Tom Watson’s, is improving slowly and we hope it will soon be out of danger.

December 3,1888--
Mr. McCarty of District 18, is reported very sick, and friends are fearful of his recovery.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

219   CLARKSVILLE

March 7,1890--Charlie Mauzy, the enterprising grocer, was the first subscriber to the Tobacco Leaf Chronicle. May his shadow ever grow less.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

220   SHELTON’S STABLE

March 7,1890--While the driver of George McDaniel’s team was unhitching the horses at Shelton’s stable yesterday, one of them became frightened, jerked the tongue out of the wagon and ran away.
The traces had been unfastened and the breast strap was the only thing that held the horses to the wagon. No serious damage was done.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

221   BACK AT HOME

March 7,1890--H.S. Bunting has returned from a week’s absence in Knoxville, where he went to establish a chapter of the Sigma alpha Epsilon Fraternity in the University of Tennessee. He reports a fine trip.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

222   PORT ROYAL

March 7,1890--Our nice little postmaster, Ernest Alley, changed his boarding house and now boards with his brother James L. Alley.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

223   PORT ROYAL

March 7,1890--Mrs. M.C. Rosson, wife of the late M.C. Rosson, moved Saturday to the home of her brother-in-law, at Omer, with whom she will live this year. Mrs. Rosson has many friends around Port Royal who regret to see her leave, but her interest is elsewhere.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

224    EVERGREEN

February 28,1890--Capt. Crusman has a new and stylish team for Evergreen Lodge--a pair of handsome young bay mares, and by the way, the “grew up” at the lodge, thus establishing Evergreen’s reputation for growing other pretty things besides flowers.



From: The Clarksville Democrat

225   VISITING THE CITY

May 8,1890--
J.N. Ussery, of Yellow Creek, was in the city Monday.
Mr. John Power, of District 1, was in the city Tuesday.
G.C. Lyle, of District 9, was in the city Tuesday.
John T. Batson and James Harris two substantial citizens of District 16, were in the city Tuesday.

July 17,1890--
Will Daly, of the Bend, was in the city yesterday.

July 24,1890--
Mr. Doug Powers, of Palmyra, was in the city the first of the week.
Mr. J. Davis, of District 14, was amongst our callers Wednesday.



From: The Clarksville Democrat

226   CORBANDALE

May 8,1890--Dr. Sam Marable, of Corbandale, has gone to Texas on a prospective tour.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

227   OAKWOOD

February 11,1890--Miss Mollie Winn, of this place, has returned from a visit to Miss Minnie Lowery, of Erin, Tennessee.

Robert Buck is attending school at Hampton Station.

J.T. Marable was in Nashville last week attending the Grand Lodge of F.& A.M.



by: Will Carleton, 1897

228   Over the Hill to the Poor-House


Over the hill to the poor-house I'm trudgin' my weary way I, a woman of seventy, and only a trifle gray I, who am smart an' chipper, for all the years I've told, As many another woman that's only half as old.

Over the hill to the poor-house---I can't quite make it clear! Over the hill to the poor-house---it seems so horrid queer! Many a step I've taken, a-toilin' to and fro, But this is a sort of journey I never thought to go.

What is the use of heapin' on me a pauper's shame? Am I lazy or crazy? am I blind or lame? True, I am not so supple, nor yet so awful stout; But charity ain't no favor, if one can live without.

I am ready and willin' an' anxious any day To work for a decent livin' and pay my honest way; For I can earn my victuals, an' more too, I'll be bound, If anybody is willin' to only have me 'round.

Once I was young an' hand'some---I was, upon my soul--- Once my cheeks was roses, my eyes was black as coal; And I can't remember, in them days, of hearin' people say, For any kind of a reason, that I was in their way!

'Tain't no use of boastin' or talkin' over-free, But many a house an' home was open then to me; Many a han'some offer I had from likely men, And nobody ever hinted that I was a burden then.

And when to John I was married, sure he was good and smart, But he and all the neighbors would own I done my part; For life was all before me, an' I was young an' strong, And I worked my best an' smartest in tryin' to get along.

And so we worked together; and life was hard, but gay, With now and then a baby to cheer us on our way. Till we had half a dozen, an' all growed clean an' neat, An' went to school like others, an' had enough to eat.

An' so we worked for the child'rn, and raised 'em every one--- Worked for 'em summer and winter, just as we ought to've done; Only perhaps we humored 'em, which some good folks condemn, But every couple's own child'rn's a heap the dearest to them!

Strange how much we think of OUR blessed little ones!--- I'd have died for my daughters, and I'd have died for my sons. And God He made that rule of love; but when we're old and gray I've noticed it sometimes, somehow, fails to work the other way.

Stranger another thing: when our boys an' girls was grown, And when, exceptin' Charley, they'd left us there alone, When John he nearer an' nearer came, an' dearer seemed to be, The Lord of Hosts, He came one day an' took him away from me!

Still I was bound to struggle, an' never cringe or fall--- Still I worked for Charley, for Charley was now my all; And Charley was pretty good to me, with scarce a word or frown, Till at last he went a-courtin', and brought a wife from town.

She was somewhat dressy, an' hadn't a pleasant smile--- She was quite conceity, and carried a heap o' style; But if ever I tried to be friends, I did with her, I know; But she was hard and haughty, an' we couldn't make it go.

She had an education, and that was good for her, But when she twitted me on mine, 'twas carryin' things too far, An' I told her once, 'fore company, (an' it almost made her sick) That I never swallowed a grammar, nor 'et a 'rithmetic.

So 'twas only a few days before the thing was done--- They was a family of themselves, and I another one. And a very little cottage one family will do, But I never have seen a mansion that was big enough for two.

An' I never could speak to suit her, never could please her eye, An' it made me independent, an' then I didn't try. But I was terribly humbled, an' felt it like a blow, When Charley turned agin me, an' told me I could go!

I went to live with Susan, but Susan's house was small, And she was always a-hintin' how snug it was for us all; And what with her husband's sisters, and what with child'rn three, 'Twas easy to discover there wasn't room for me.

An' then I went with Thomas, the oldest son I've got: For Thomas's buildings'd cover the half of an acre lot, But all the child'rn was on me---I couldn't stand their sauce--- And Thomas said I needn't think I was comin' there to boss.

An' then I wrote to Rebecca, my girl who lives out West, And to Isaac, not far from her---some twenty miles at best; And one of 'em said 'twas too warm there for anyone so old, And t'other had an opinion the climate was too cold.

So they have shirked and slighted me, an' shifted me about--- So they have well nigh soured me, an' wore my old heart out; But still I've borne up pretty well, an' wasn't much put down, Till Charley went to the poor-master, an' put me on the town!

Over the hill to the poor-house---my child'rn dear, good-bye! Many a night I've watched you when only God was nigh; And God'll judge between us; but I will al'ays pray That you shall never suffer the half that I do to-day!




From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

229   MARRIAGE LICENSE

February 25,1890--William Albright has obtained a license to marry Martha M. Gupton.



From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

230   ANTIOCH

July 11,1885---Our old friend, Mr. Henry Lyle, says we made a mistake in relating the story of the Mose Penrice hanging, which took place here in 1897. We said that Mose was brought to town in a wagon, and Mr. Lyle says nothing like a wagon had ever been seen in Montgomery County at that early date. The kind of vehicle the people used, and in which they emigrated from North Carolina, was an oxcart.
The two wheels of the cart had no iron on them except the tires. The hubs were made from a very tough wood called Tupelo Gum, which grew in the Dismal Swamp. It was only the well-to-do people who had these carts. Others used carts with block wheels sawed from a large Black Gum log.
Mr. Lyle says that when he was a young man nearly grown, twenty years after Mose Penrice was hung, there were only two wagons in this county. They were considered something terribly high-falutin' and belonged to rich men.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

231   STRING TOWN

December 19,1928---Satisfactory improvement was reported today at the Clarksville Hospital for Dayton Evans, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Evans of District 13, who, Saturday, underwent an operation for appendicitis following his third attack. The operation was exceedingly serious from the fact that the child's appendix had grown to his intestines.
The child suffered his first attack during the summer and the second in September. Friday night he complained of stomach pain and Saturday morning was removed to the hospital for the operation.



From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

232   PALMYRA

January 22,1886---Mr. B.F. Clements is here today working the little burg in the interest of a company who are getting up a history of the people. He has written up B.W. Owens and S.W. Williams today and taken their names as subscribers to his work, provided it suits when the books are delivered. He has gone over to write Dr. Eldridge up this evening. He says he will be here several days.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

233   POOL SHARK

November 11,1930---Willie Batson, sheik, despite his tender years, is a red hot billiard player. Willie, who throws a wicked ball is five-back and ten-pins as well as being dead-eye Dick in billiards, was engaged Monday in trimming a "fish" at a local billiard parlor. Willie was going through the contortions of making a difficult shot and was holding a precarious position across the table when he slipped and fell. In his hip pocket were a dozen or so loose matches and a celluloid comb. The matches and the comb came in abrupt contact and the results were obvious. Willie's pants were burned-and that ain't all. If you want a real hot shark in billiards, challenge Willie.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

234   VISITORS

January 7,1890--
Jackson Riggins of the District 8 was in town yesterday.
Dr. Sam Marable, of Sailor’s Rest, was in town yesterday.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

235   CLARKSVILLE

January 10,1890--It is reported that G.S. Dick has bought the Crozier residence on Greenwood.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

236   VISITING

January 3,1890--Miss Rena Bayless, of Woodlawn, has been visiting the family of J.S. Moore, in south Clarksville.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

237   SICK

January 3,1890--
G.B. Wilson has been quite sick for several weeks. The Leaf regrets that it cannot report a marked improvement in his case.
Henry Lockert and son, of the Rudolph neighborhood, are reported quite sick with pneumonia.

January 10,1890--
S.B. Nichols, on Greenwood Avenue, has been suffering for several days from influenza and neuralgia.

January 24,1890--
Sam Hunter, of District 16, is reported very sick with Malaria Fever.

January 28,1890--
Miss Hallie Rives, who is a guest of Mr. T. R. Hancock, on 7th Street, is convalescing after a severe illness.
Miss Lizzie Bibb was able to be out yesterday for the first time in three weeks.

February 4,1890--
Mrs. R.H. Pickering is quite sick with La Grippe.
T.L. Porter has been kept at home with La Grippe recently.
R.E. Gilbert has been quite sick but was better yesterday.
Mrs. Robert Rossington, of New Providence is reported very sick.
R.B. Withers was able to be out yesterday after a case of La Grippe.
Judge Smith was able to be at his office yesterday for the first time in quite awhile.
Miss Mabel Wood, whose illness the leaf has heretofore noted, remains quite sick yet.
Chief A.C. Stafford of the police force, a victim of La Grippe, was able to be out yesterday after quite a sledge at home.

February 7,1890--
D.C. Herring is confined at home with the grip
Col. House a victim of La Grippe, was able to be out yesterday.
Judge Charles W. Tyler who has been at home ten days with La Grippe, was reported a little better yesterday.
John Osborn was laid up yesterday. He had no idea of figuring prominently in a funeral procession, however.
Richard Thiveatt, who has been very sick at the home of W.L. Warfield, near St. Bethlehem, was reported better yesterday.



From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

238   ANTIOCH

September 15,1891---The descendants of Mrs. Rebecca Ussery gathered at the old homestead on the south side Sunday to celebrate what would have been, had she lived, her 88th anniversary. During Mrs. Ussery's long and useful life, it was her custom to have her children and grandchildren all with her on her birthday. Notwithstanding that she has crossed the river, her birthday was remembered and a large gathering at the old home attested the reverence with which the 13th day of September is held by her posterity. Mrs. Ussery was a remarkable woman and reared a family that has always been an honor to the county.

The 1850 census of Montgomery County list Rebecca (age 48, born Rebekah Neblett on Sept. 13, 1802) as the wife of J.W. Ussery (age 52, born Sept. 28, 1798). They were both born in Virginia and the four children listed in the household: John R., age 24, born July 3,1826; Sarah F., age 22, born December 15,1827; Benjamin W., age 21, born January 12,1829; and Mary C., age 19, born January 12,1831; were all listed as being born in Tennessee. Another son, William N., born August 20,1824, was already married and lived nearby. They are all buried in Antioch Church Cemetery.



From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

239   SHILOH

September 17,1891---Jonathan Marable, of Erin, spent Saturday night with his uncle, George Nolen, of this place.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

240   MARION

June 8,1905---I (Cornelius Ava Barnes), took the train Saturday for Marion to be there the next day at the dedication of their new house of worship. Considerable excitement was caused by the wandering away in the woods of Calvin, the four-year-old son of J.D. Fletcher of Shiloh and another small boy. After searching for some time, he was discovered coming up the public road, tired and badly frightened.



From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

241    MCALLISTER’S CROSSROADS

May 16,1898---Mrs. T.H. Batson and little Miss Lena met Mr. Batson in Nashville on his return from Asheville, N.C. and accompanied him home.



From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

242   MARION

May 16,1898---Miss Addie Buckner spent last week visiting Miss Lucie Harvey of Marion.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

243   MOVED

March 4,1890--Mrs. Munford and family have taken rooms at the Arlington. Their residence on 2nd street is at present unoccupied.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

244   VISITING

January 24,1890--
Dudley Taylor, who has been a cripple for two months from being thrown from a buggy, was in the city Wednesday.

January 28,1890--
W.W. McMurry, of Rossview, was in town yesterday.
Will D. Elliott of District 3 was in the city yesterday.
Jessie & Will S. Sadler, substantial citizens of District 1, were in the city yesterday.

January 31,1890--
F.M. Norris of Palmyra, was in the city this week.
S.H. Morgan of Hampton’s, was in the city Wednesday.
Mrs. G.H. Slaughter and daughter, Miss Sallie, were in shopping yesterday.
Mrs. Julia Smith is visiting her sister, Mrs. Mattie Dunn, near Cedar Hill.
G.B. Wilson’s friends are glad to note his reappearance on the streets, after a severe illness that has kept him housed for six weeks.

December 24,1890--
Miss Lou Atkins, of Port Royal, has been in the city several days.
Esquire & John McFall, of Sailor’s Rest, were in the city yesterday.

December 31,1890--
Will Darden, of Port Royal, spent Sunday in the city.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

245   SNOW

March 4,1890--Joe Puckett, of District 1, who went to Denver, Colorado, a few weeks since, reports that he could sit in his room window last week and see thirty miles of snow.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

246   RABBIT HUNT

January 24,1890--M.H. Blair, of this city, engaged in a rabbit hunt with John Bailey, James Standard and others about Hadensville several days ago. Thirty-four rabbits resulted from the chase. One fox was uncovered, but made good his escape.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

247   FEELING BETTER

January 10,1890--After an illness of more than eleven weeks, Sam Daly is able to again be at his post in Keesee & Northington’s.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

248   PORT ROYAL

February 25,1890--John Adams was out visiting the sick Wednesday afternoon. He still cherishes a warm friendship for those of his old neighborhood on this side of the creek, especially the aged, who remind him so much of his own parents.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

249   CLARKSVILLE

December 24,1889--O.D. Thompson and family have moved to the Ed Pearce place on Commerce Street, near First. H.A. Fowlkes and wife also occupy the residence with Mr. Thompson.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

250   PORT ROYAL

February 4,1890--
Miss Atwood Rosson, daughter of A.F. Rosson, of Saddlesville, visited her uncle, Martin L. Rosson, of Port Royal, last week.

February 11,1890--
Miss Atwood Rosson is reported dangerously ill at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Martin L. Rosson, Port Royal, she was reported a little better yesterday.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

251   ST. BETHLEHEM

January 31,1890--Needham Whitfield, one of the Leaf’s staunch friends at St. Bethlehem was in the city yesterday. He is 70 years old, and as vigorous as the average man of 60. He was born within 6 miles of Clarksville, and knew the place when there were but few houses above the bluff. Mr. Whitfield lives and has lived since the L&N was built 35 years ago, within a very short distance of the road, and has yet never ridden on the cars. The boys around St. Bethlehem have often tried to persuade him to come to the city on the cars, but he declines their invitations, saying he feels much safer on the back of is saddle horse than he would flying over Red River bottom on a trestle 80 feet high.



From: Clarksville Democrat

252   CLARKSVILLE

November 11,1882---Mr. Henry Rick has moved into a handsome little cottage on College Street, lately occupied by Mr. Charles Lehman.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

253   ROSSVIEW

February 21,1890--The Ferry-boat has been put in at Trigg’s ford; thanks to the efforts of Dr. Webb. We are no longer separated from the good folks on the other side of the river by high water, and when we need the Dr.’s services we can go for him without fear of being drowned.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

254   PORT ROYAL

February 21,1890--Friday, the 14, inst., was the 10th birthday of Robert Weatherford Bourne, eldest son of Ross Bourne. May the close of the next ten years find him a noble young man and the pride of his parents.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

255   CLARKSVILLE

February 18,1890--While turning the draw on the railroad bridge for the steamer Rhea last Monday Morning, A.J. Hoppis fell into the Cumberland. He preserved his presence of mind, however, and swam ashore below the ferry.



From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

256   SICK

January 17,1880--Reverend J.B. McFerrin, who has been quite ill, has now nearly recovered.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

257   RESTING BETTER

June 23,1923--Reports today from Wiley J. Smith popular Clarksville Justice of the Peace, say that his condition shows some improvement today. Mr. Smith has been quite ill since Thursday night when he was stricken on Franklin street and taken to his room in the Bailey Building by Constable H.T. Cook and others. His condition Friday was most unfavorable, and his niece, Mrs. Allen Brown, and Mr. Brown were summoned form French Lick Springs, Indiana. They arrived this morning to find him improved.



From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

258   SAILOR’S REST

February 7,1905---Mr. Isaac D. West, of Sailor’s Rest, is here in a very bad condition, but is being cared for by a big-hearted gentleman. Mr. West came up last week in advance of the blizzard and unprepared for the Cold Snap. He slipped and fell on the pavement, fracturing one of his limbs, and has been in a helpless condition since. A big-hearted lawyer heard of the old gentleman’s misfortune and ordered a hack, sending him to the Northington house to be cared for. He employed a physician, a nurse, and purchased comfortable new under-clothing for the unfortunate old gentleman. He seems now to be getting on fairly well, considering his age and situation.
Mr. West is one of the old landmarks in this county. He is over 80 years of age. He was before the war a great Iron aster, owning several furnaces and thousands of acres of land and was considered the wealthiest man in the county, a man of generous impulses, kind-hearted and always first and foremost in every good cause. He has been a student all his life and is possessed of a high order of intellect, broad information and was a strong man in the community. The war broke him up completely, stripping him of his fortune, leaving him penniless and broken. No man has ever struggled harder to overcome misfortune, asserting his independence and refusing to ask for or accept assistance and still maintains this proud spirit. But circumstances have been against him and now he is broken down with old age, his mental facilities very much impaired and utterly helpless.
The grand old man deserves to be cared for and it should not be left to one generous-hearted man to do it. Surely, there are others in good circumstances whose lives this man has blessed, who would like to lend a hand in contributing to his comfort in this hour of sure need and distress.



From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

259   CORBANDALE

January 5,1905---The usual New Year’s moving is on and quite a number have changed places. C.H. Welker form Shiloh and J.E. Harned from Gholson have moved here to farm and we’re glad to have them. J.E. Harned will have charge of Supt. Perry L Harned’s farm.

Asa Davis severely cut his foot with an axe a week ago and will be laid up for repairs some time yet

Dr. Frank Fessey came home to spend holiday vacation. He returns to school today.
Humphrey Woodenjaw



From: Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf Chronicle

260   THE BEND

May 21,1898---Thursday, E.R. Ganaway, the mail carrier between Clarksville and Collinsville, had a watch in his pocket which he was to carry from Averbeck's Store to its owner, Mr. Henry Maynard. While crossing the Edmondson Ferry, the watch fell from his pocket and was lost in the middle of the Cumberland River. It was a gold watch and a fine timepiece. A party has agreed to recover the watch by diving for it, but he has not done so yet.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

261   PORT ROYAL

February 25,1890--Miss Mary Cage; besides teaching music, is studying painting, thus showing a taste and talent for two fine arts.



From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

262   HACKBERRY

February 7,1905---Miss Nellie Kearney, who is teaching school at Hickory Point, is visiting her parents near Hackberry.

Dr. R.L. Norris, who has been spending the winter in Phoenix, Arizona, will return home the 1st of April to resume his practice. He visited all the Western States and went over in old Mexico, but says, “there’s no place like home sweet home”. He is improving in health.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

263   SHILOH

July 6,1905---Dr. Ben Ussery is reported to be critically ill of consumption at his home near Shiloh.
See Death Notices for Obituary.




From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

264   BELIEVE IT OR NOT

November 1874---Our resident physician, Dr. J.M. Larkin, relieved one of his patients of a tapeworm a few days since which measured 11 feet.



From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

265   SALEM

June 20,1885---Professor T.T. Richardson and his daughter Miss Mary returned from their visit to Snow Hill, Maryland accompanied by Mr. Richardson’s Aunt, Mrs. Henrietta D’Compte and her grandson, Master Frank Purnell.

Miss Ophia Moody, daughter of Mr. Gus Moody, was taken to the state insane asylum at Nashville on Thursday.
About a year ago, she had a severe spell of sickness and since that time she has never been exactly at herself. Several weeks ago, her mind became so much impaired that it was deemed necessary to send her to the asylum for treatment.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

266   PALMYRA

September 5,1890---Miss Maria Boyer will open a music school at Palmyra next week.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

267   CORBANDALE

January 4,1881---Mr. John Powers, of Corbandale, has a cooking stove that has been in use 38 years.

Shelby Larkins has for some days been sick, but we are gratified to learn, is recovering.

Mr. A.W. Hart of Bald Hornet brightened our little village with his presence Tuesday.

Mr. John Marable leaves for Texas in a few days. He anticipates making that his future home.

Gabe Fessey, of Bellevue, Tennessee, is visiting his father Col. W.H. Fessey.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

268   DISTRICT 18

February 11,1881---We learn that Mr. Fayette Sanders, a constable in District 18, of this county, near Mt. Vernon, attempted last Sunday night to commit suicide, by taking morphine and laudanum. Dr. Billingsly, however, was called in, and by prompt medical treatment his life was saved. We understand that Mr. Sanders is a young man, and well beloved by his friends and neighbors, and that he was driven to the rash act by recent financial troubles.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

269   PALMYRA

February 1,1881---Mr. Henry Wilson, son of Squire S.A. Wilson, of the Palmyra neighborhood, has entered school at Broadhurst Institute. Henry is a sprightly and steady young man, as well as a close student. We understant that he will be a candidate for th enext vacancy at West Point, and we trust he will obtain it, for he is a deserving young man.
Squire S.A. Wilson, one of the most substantial and successful farmers in the county, was in the city Satruday, looking after the educational interest of his children. He has one son already at Bradhurst Institute, one at the University of TN at Knoxville and next week he will place his daughter in charge of Dr. Plummer at the Clarksville Female Academy.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

270   OFF TO SCHOOL

March 1,1881---Our Young friend, Mr. E.M. Thomason, of the Palmyra neighborhood, has gone to Russellville to enter Bethel College. He is a young man of studious and industrious habits, and we predict for him a bright future.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

271   CORBANDALE

January 7,1881---Misses Briggie and Minnie Hussey were in the city Saturday.

Miss Maine Bolster, after spending several days visiting friends near Corbandale, returned to her home in Clarksville Saturday.

Mr. Sam Fessey, of Beechland, will leave next Monday for Big Rock, where he intends making his future home.



From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

272   DISTRICT 20

January 7,1882---To O.M. Blackman, D. Marr, Dr. C.W. Bailey, C.D. Bailey, Hons. J.E. Rice and Rufus S. Rhodes, of Clarksville, Tennessee
Gentleman:
Please accept the accompanying walking sticks as a slight, testimonial of my high regard for each of you.
These sticks grew in the generous soil of the 20th Civil District of your county, and some two years ago, were weakly “50-4” sprouts, almost smothered by the brambles and briers of “33 1/3” and “repudiation”, in which there was always to be found a prowling savage. Thus encompassed by foes on all sides, it seemed that their development and further progress was impossible, but by the very logic of events, some eighteen months since, a gentle Republican breeze swept over our volunteer state, and by kindly bending these sickly sprouts stirred them to their foundations, when they at once took on new life and, true to nature and to the honor of the state that matured them, they have developed into vigorous, healthy “100-3” sticks “with coupon features attacked”, and as such they are tendered to you.
By the aid of my trusty pocket knife, I cut the sticks and fashioned them as they are, at odd hours, when reflectiong on the pest and peculating on the future, and not withstanding the fact that while in my hands they have kindly taken on a republican polish, it is believed they are at heart good Democratic sticks. Trusting they will be received in the same spirit of friendship in which they are offered and wishing each of you a happy and prosperous New Year.
I am very truly,
Dr. W.F. Green



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

273   CORBANDALE

January 7,1881---An oyster supper will be given at the residence of Mr. G.W. Watwood on Thursday night, January 13. All those who are disposed to participate in the supper are cordially invited to attend.



From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

274   CORBANDALE

January 4,1900---Sidney Corban returned to Southside yesterday, where he is attending school.



From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

275   CORBANDALE

February 1,1900---Old Uncle Joe Daly, one of the oldest citizens of the 17th, the father of Squire Charles H. Daly, is lying quite sick with the failure incident to his years, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Lowe. It is hoped by his many friends, that his life may be prolonged yet many years, but his condition is quite a serious one.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

276   POEM BY MONROE STAR

July 11,1911---
Backward, turn backward, O time in your flight,
Give us a girl whose skirts are not tight;
Give us a girl whose charms many or few,
Are not exposed by too much peekaboo;
Give us a girl no matter what age,
Who doesn’t use the streets as a vaudeville stage;
Give us a girl not too sharply in view
Dress her in skirts that the sun can’t shine through.




From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

277   LOUISE

October 15,1915---Many of the young people enjoyed an “old-time” bean-shelling at Mr. Thell Harvey’s last Friday night and again last night at Mr. Clarence Harvey’s

Mr. Ed Smith came to see Miss Pearl Baggett last Sunday for the 1st time since he got his skull busted. She says he still looks and talks good.

Mr. Baily “Rastus” Trotter has been experimenting with gasoline lamps recently and we think his experiment proved such a success that he will purchase one immediately.

We are glad to report that Mrs. Louise King is improving from her rising hand.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

278   PALMYRA

February 28,1920---Flu is raging. The post office force has been hard hit; the postmaster, assistant, and one rural carrier knocked out at the same time. So far, we are glad to report there have been no fatalities.

There is no improvement in the condition of Esquire B.J. Corban who has been sick so long

Mr. Andy Sinks was called to Camp Taylor on account of the serious illness of his son Harvey.

Miss Ada Livingston has been kept away from her school at Palmyra for several days on account of illness.

Mr. Dick Sivels and Mr. James Tuberville are reported dangerously ill of pneumonia.



From: Clarksville Jeffersonian

279   SICK

April 27,1853---Mr. Everett’s wife was dangerously ill on the 20th.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

280   CUNNINGHAM

November 8,1918---Russell Wall was bitten by a mad dog several days ago, he is improving slowly.

Mr. Homer Swift of Florida is visiting his mother, Mrs. M.A. Swift.

Misses Edna Bulle and Clemmie Shrader of Clarksville will spend Thanksgiving with Miss Edna’s mother, Mrs. Frank Bulle.

Mrs. Virgie Castleberry’s husband, who is in France, had the misfortune of losing his left leg.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

281   CUNNINGHAM

May 10,1919---Messers. Percy Morgan, Carney Yarbrough, Hershel Matthews, Willie Weakley, Jimmy Dickson, and Bailey Morrison have returned home from serving Uncle Sam overseas.



From: Clarksville Jeffersonian

282   CLARKSVILLE

April 27,1853---Among the passingers which arrived in this city, last night, by the steamer Nashville, we noticed Mr. A.M. Lyles, the well-known and gentlemanly proprietor of the Franklin House.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

283   PALMYRA

January 17,1920---G.R. Fessey and Professor H.L. Harvey are attending the educational convention in Nashville.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

284   PALMYRA

January 17,1920---The recent heavy rains have literally ruined the roads in some places. Our rural mail carriers, R.C. Swift and C.M. Jackson, say, they have never before experienced as much difficulty in trying to serve the patrons on their routes. Some places, simply being impassible, and where they can not go, it is useless for others to try. Yet, some are disposed to grumble because their mail is not delivered promptly.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

285   DISTRICT 13

July 6,1918---Mr. Manning Durrett has moved into the new home he recently purchased.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

286   PALMYRA

January 10,1920---Dr. R.M. Graham, our town physician, says the health of the people of this community is generally good for this season of the year.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

287   CUNNINGHAM

January 31,1936---Jewell Batson, son of Mr. and Mrs. V.C. Batson of Cunningham, who is attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, is in the University Hospital at Knoxville following an ear drum operation and is improving.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

288   PALMYRA

January 31,1920---Our pastor, Reverend Crawford, and wife received a pounding at the hands of the ladies last Wednesday night. The missiles used were ham, sausage, chickens, coffee, sugar, and canned goods.
Verily it is good to be a preacher-sometimes



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

289   SICK FOLKS

January 17,1920---John Robert, the little son of H.M. Swift, is recovering form an attack of pneumonia.

March 31,1920---Mr. Mitchel Davis, of Cunningham is quite ill.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

290   DISTRICT 18

November 19,1914---There is quite a good deal of sickness in District 18, some of it Typhoid Fever. Mr. Mack McCarty one of the district’s most respected citizens is said to be suffering from the disease. Mr. J.W. Taylor is also reported to be very low.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

291   SICK

January 28,1887---James Black was at home several days last week doctoring his frosted feet.

William Daly, who has been suffering with an infection of the eye is now almost totally blind.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

292   VISITING

January 17,1920---Mimms Fessey is visiting his sister in Stewart County, the first time he has been away from home after three years services in the Army. Says he has journeyed from Mexico to Metz and has caught up with his traveling and wanted to rest awhile.

March 31,1920---W.L. Weems and daughter, Helen, from St. Bethlehem, spent Saturday and Sunday with his son, Mr. Sam Weems.
Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Wood and little daughter, Beulah, spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Davis, of Cunningham. Mr. Davis is quite ill.
Miss Irene Wood spent Wednesday night with Miss E.C. Talley.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

293   CORBANDALE

January 28,1887---Mrs. Wolf, of Linton, is visiting G.W. Walford’s family.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

294   MOVED

March 23,1920---Esquire Baxter Watkins and sister Miss Fannie Watkins, of District 16, have moved to Clarksville and will occupy the home recently purchased from W.J. Manning on Clark Street.
Mr. Watkins, for many years a member of the Montgomery County Court, is well known here and his citizenship is welcomed.

March 31,1920---Mr. T.B. Watkins and sister have moved to Clarksville where they will make their future home. We sure miss them; we just say Southside’s loss will be Clarksville’s gain.




From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

295   CORBANDALE

January 28,1887---Moving seems to be the order of the day. George Hoffman has moved to the A. Outlaw place. Reverend Wood Bouldin has moved to the parsonage at Palmyra. C.M. Hoffman is supplying his cozy little house with everything needful in the way of new furniture, etc. and is advertising for some one to split stove-wood. Mr. Chatman has moved into the bachelor’s “shanty”, and it is thought another move will be made soon as a certain young man has bought a set of cushioned chairs.



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

296   WALNUT GROVE

March 31,1920---Miss Dixie Harvey, our school teacher, will give the children an egg hunt Friday afternoon.



From: Clarksville Jeffersonian

297   CLARKSVILLE

May 11,1853---Our townsman, Dr. E.B. Haskins, was elected Vice President of the Medical Convention which recently met at Nashville.



From: Clarksville Jeffersonian

298   DOGS

June 22,1853---Last week Bob House received a small consignment of dogs consisting of various breeds --- one of them a full blooded Newfoundland. It is said that he is going to train them to keep the boys from stealing his sugar. Look out locals.



From: Clarksville Jeffersonian

299   CLARKSVILLE

August 3,1853---McCulloch’s store has been greatly improved by the introuduction of a new front.
the old bank is rapidly assuming a “Commercial air.”



From: Clarksville Jeffersonian

300   SAFE RETURN

August 24,1853---We notice with pleasure the safe return of our friends, T. McCulloch and R.S. Moore.
They were both on the train at the time of the accident on the Amboy road and escaped unhurt.



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