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1    MARSHALL BAGGETT


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


April 10,1925--Funeral services will be conducted at the Marion Church tomorrow for Marshall Baggett, 28-year-old World War 1 veteran who died Tuesday in the National Sanitarium at Johnson City, Tn. following two years illness of tuberculosis.
Mr. Baggett was a native and life long resident of Montgomery County and a well-known farmer of the Marion vicinity, and served seven months in the U.S. Army during the World War. He was the son of the late Landie and Lula Baggett. Survivors are his wife, who was Miss Delma Blackwell, two children, Marshall Jr., age 3, and Martha Delma, 5 months. Three brothers: Herschel and Calvin of Shiloh and Oscar of Florida also survive. He was a member of the American Legion.



2    JOE F. BAGGETT


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


September 10,1918--Mr. Joe Baggett died at 5:00 A.M. today from a fractured skull resulting from the falling upon him of a tier pole in his tobacco barn Monday afternoon about 5:00.
Mr. Baggett, it is said, was trying by means of a pinch bar to replace another tier pole. In doing so, he released the pole immediately above his head. He was knocked to the ground senseless, the heavy pole falling across his body. While the injury to his skull was sufficient to cause death, it is said that he would have been killed notwithstanding by the weight of the pole on his body.
The tragic death of Mr. Baggett is deeply deplored throughout the community in which he lived. He was one of it’s leading citizens and was widely known and highly esteemed.
Mr. Baggett was 50 years of age. He is survived by his wife and four children, the youngest of whom is six years of age. Mr. Baggett was a member of the Junior O.U.A.M. Council #62 at Cunningham. Burial will be at Old Lone Oak Church.



3    JAMES DUNN


From:Daily Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle


October 27,1891--James Dunn, a Mineral Railroad laborer, who formerly lived in Palmyra, died last night in the room Margaret Smith, colored, on Strawberry Street of pneumonia. He came to the city several days ago and went on a protracted spree. He was taken in by the woman ostensibly for the purpose of shielding him from the police. It is understood that McTighe and Company owe him enough money to insure decent burial and that he will be interred by them. Dunn’s wife is in jail here now charged with raising some kind of disturbance at Palmyra a week ago.



4    WILMUTH CHERRY


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


June 15,1921--Wilmuth, the sixteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Cherry, died about 9:00 Tuesday night at the home of his parents on the James Haynes farm near Dotsonville, as the result of injuries sustained when he was dragged a distance of 300 yards over a plowed field by a frightened mule which he had been working.
It was said by the attending physician, Dr. F.C. Outlaw, that the concussion was so great that the young man's brain was loosed from the skull. The youth lived only about an hour and forty minutes after the accident without regaining consciousness.
The boy, it is said, was returning to the house from the field about 7:00 when the animal became frightened and ran, throwing the boy, his foot becoming entangled in the trace. The animal was stopped by Mr. Haynes.
The tragic death of young Cherry was a shock to the community. He was a popular young man, a faithful worker, and unusually bright in his school work. Besides the parents, he is survived by one brother and five sisters.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 today at Palmyra by Reverend R.R. Langston. Interment was at the Palmyra burying ground.



5    ABSALOM SWIFT


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


April 7,1877--The person named above died in Houston County in November last at the advanced age of 105 years. He was for seventy years a resident of this county, living in District 17 near the source of Budd’s Creek. He was 45 years old at the time of the Battle of New Orleans and was in the thickest of the fight. He was twice married, the last time being only a few years before his death; his youngest child was, at the time of Mr. Swift’s death, only eighteen years old.
His was one of those compact, stout frames that wears always. A poor man, he must of necessity have led a frugal life. A friend suggests that had he continued a citizen of this county and Southside, he might have lived to a ripe old age; but moving away to Houston County, with his son, he was suddenly stricken with disease.
His father was also a centenarian, having lived to the advanced age of more than 100 years.



6    JAMES STANLEY LISENBY


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


December 7,1918--James Stanley Lisenby, who entered into rest October 4, 1918, the son of J.W. and Mary Lisenby. He was somewhere in France in Company F, Fifty-second Infantry.
Stanley was a bright, true Christian boy and loved by all that knew him, and his death is indeed a great loss to all his immediate family. He was twenty-three years of age. He left for Camp Oglethorpe at Chattanooga the 10th of May, and was rushed over to France by June 1, and he wrote such cheerful letters back to home folks. I think of the day you left, dear brother, how my heart was crushed with pain, and that sad farewell and good-bye. I will never forget, and as you turned away to go you looked back, saying: "Now, Sis, go see to mother as often as you can. She will be sad, you know, and try to cheer her up." And your dear voice saying "Don't grieve that way, Sis, I'll be back some day to see all of you"--to think how soon that voice was stilled. Dearest brother, how I love thee in thy grave so far away. But thy memory will be cherished till I see thy heavenly face, where there will be no more sorrow or troubles or sad goodbyes. His loving sister, Etha Edge.
(On June 8, 1921 the American Legion Post #7 assisted in the funeral of Private James Stanley Lisenby in Myers Cemetery.)

Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

June 8,1921--In the presence of 300 citizens of the community an impressive funeral was conducted at 11:00 today at the Myers burying ground near Palmyra for Private James Stanley Lisenby, who died of influenza on October 4,1918, while serving with Company F 52nd Infantry.
The Reverend Fate Taylor, of New Providence, made an impressive address, and a salute was fired over the flower strewn grave by members of the local Post of the American Legion.
Assisting the Clarksville men were: B.M. Powers, J.H. Marable, Ivy Ellis, W.J. Powers, L.R. Powers, and C.P. Myers, all of Palmyra.



7    ALONZO JONES


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


May 6,1926--Alonzo Jones, three year old son of T.G. and Julia Jones of the 17th District, died Wednesday following a two week illness of pneumonia. Interment in Brame Burial Grounds. Survived by parents and three sisters-- Estelle, Edna, and Winnie Jones.



8    ANDREW J. LYLE


From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly


September 21,1888--News was brought to the city yesterday that Andrew J. Lyle, who lived near Antioch Church on the south side, had died suddenly of heart disease. We understand that Mr. Lyle had gotten up at his usual hour and while dressing himself, the fatal stroke came. He fell to the floor and died before members of the family, who were present, could assist him to bed.
Mr. Lyle was about seventy years old and a good quiet citizen. He was born within two miles of the place of his death and throughout his entire life, lived in that neighborhood. He was the father of a large family, all of whom are grown. He had been successful as a businessman and left good property.



9    WILLIE GREEN


From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle


October 8,1895--Willie Green, child of Dr. N.T. Green died about 10:00 at Louise. Death was caused from membranous croup. Interment took place at the old family burying ground, near L.F. Green’s.

From: Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf
October 11,1895--The death of Dr. N.T. Green’s little child, Willis, which occurred about 10:00 at Louise. Death was caused by membranous croup.
Interment took place at the old family burial ground near L.F. Green’s.



10    FRANK L. KENNEDY


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


May 23,1917--Frank L. Kennedy, 43, a well-known farmer of Louise, Tennessee, died yesterday as a result of a mule kick. Mr. Kennedy is survived by a wife and three children. Interment at Ramey burial ground. He was a member of the Methodist Church.



11    THOMAS J. SWIFT



From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

March 2,1899--This morning, Squire Thomas Swift, who lives in the Mt. Zion neighborhood in the county , about fifteen miles from Clarksville, fell from his wagon and broke his neck, causing instant death.
Squire Swift, who was 76 years of age, had just started to Clarksville with a wagon load of tobacco. No one was with him at the moment the accident took place, hence it will probably never be known exactly how it all happened; but he was found within three of four minutes after the fall, and was then quite dead.
The unfortunate man leaves a wife and four grown sons: Robert, Charles, Dowan, and Samuel. He was a brother of the well known Dr. Swift. Funeral arrangements have not been made as we go to press.



12    RICHARD B. FAIN


From: The Clarksville Star


November 28,1924--Services were conducted at 2:00 Thursday by Rev. Charles H. Babb of the United Brethren Church for Richard B. Fain, 45, former employee of the L&N Railroad whose death occurred at his home at 8:30 Wednesday night as the result, it is said, of a gunshot wound. Burial was in the Pleasant View Baptist Church Cemetery with G.T. Welker, Thomas Winfield, James Spencer, Joe Carver, Ed Joslin, and William Burton serving as pallbearers.
It is said that Mr. Fain had worked all day Wednesday on one of the bridge projects near the city and upon arrival at home described himself as being exceedingly fatigued. He went to the front room of the house to make preparations for a hunting trip on Thursday and a while later the report of the shotgun was heard. Members of the family found him dead upon reaching the room.
Mr. Fain was for a number of years a section foreman on the L&N working out of Hampton Station. Recently, however, he had moved to Clarksville. He was a member of the Southside I.O.O.F. Lodge, the Masonic Fraternity, and the Railroad Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees.
Survivors are: eight daughters--Mrs William Wall of Chicago, Misses Mary, Ermine, R.B., Mabel, Mildred, Rachel, and Margaret, all of Clarksville; and one son, Lawrence. Five brothers--W.B. of District 13, John of Nashville, O.T. of Oklahoma, Edward of Marion Tennessee, and J. Thomas of Southside. Two sisters--Mrs. Fannie Waddy of Nashville and Alice Mockbee of Memphis.



13    JAMES RYE


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


November 30,1912--Thursday while James Rye, a young man near Shiloh, was assisting in hauling saw logs, he was suddenly killed. The team was being used to draw the log up the wagon, having a long chain around the log. When partly up, the log slipped, loosening the chain in such a way as to catch Mr. Rye around the waist and drawing him with a jerk against the coupling pole, killing him instantly. Mr. Rye was a son of a widowed mother and had been married for several months. He was twenty-three years old and a young man who stood high in his community. The burial took place yesterday at the family burial ground in the presence of a large concourse of neighbors.



14    W. FULTON MURPHY


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


July 14,1909--W. Fulton Murphy of Louise, Tennessee was killed in a mine explosion at the Red River Iron Company’s ore mines near Lyles Station in Dickson County yesterday. Murphy was foreman of the mines and his death was the result of the accidental discharge of a blast. His body was horribly mutilated. The remains passed through Dickson yesterday enroute to Louise. The deceased leaves a family.



15    H. ALLEN MYERS JR.


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


August 9,1909--Allen Myers Jr. son of Allen Myers Sr., was found dead at his barn near Palmyra this morning with a bullet hole in the body in the heart. The pistol, a bull derringer, was lying near, indicating he had committed suicide. Esquire McFall of District 19 was notified and immediately repaired to the scene of the tragedy and after empanelling a jury and after careful investigation, reported that he came to death by his own hand.
Mr. Myers was only 21 and stood well in his community. He was reported to have been very much in love with a young lady in that section and the marriage was opposed by her parents, going to the extent of the clerk being notified not to issue license. He became sad and morose over being thwarted and it is thought that this is the culmination of this opposition.
The entire community is shocked over the unfortunate affair and a large number were present at the inquest.



16    OWEN YARBROUGH


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


August 7,1928--Dragged half a mile by a mule after being thrown from the animal’s back and his foot became entangled in the harness, the badly mutilated body of Mr. Owen Yarbrough, 26-year-old farmer and mechanic, was found by hands on the farm of Walter Minor, where Yarbrough was employed, about dark Monday night, dangling from the mule’s side in the horse lot.
Yarbrough had been plowing corn in a field about half a mile from the home and it is supposed that as he mounted the mule after unhitching from the plow, with a bucket in his hand in which he carried drinking water to the field, the mule became frightened at the bucket and made a lunge, throwing Yarbrough, with his foot hanging in the harness. The mashed up bucket near the plow and blood along the road to the stable indicated that the body had been dragged the entire distance from the field to the stable lot. His body was warm which indicated he had been dead only a short time when found.
Throughout the western section of Montgomery County where he is widely known and had scores of friends, Mr. Yarbrough’s tragic death causes a distinct shock. For nearly two years, he had been a mechanic and farm helper for Mr. Minor.
Mr. Yarbrough was born in 1902 in the 18th District, a son of James Henry and Mary Yarbrough. Two years ago, he married Miss Sarah Byrd, daughter of John Byrd, and his widow, a six-months-old daughter, Mabel Louise, and his mother survive, together with four brothers, Clarence, Henry, Jessie, Horace; four sisters, Mrs. Lula Davis, Mrs. Pearl Rye, Mrs. Angie Baggett, and Mrs. Effie Smith; half brothers, Walter and Robert; half sisters, Emma and Lucy.
Funeral services and burial will be at Antioch Methodist Church.



17    ELLIS HOGUE


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


September 28,1908--Ellis Hogue age 12 years was thrown from a horse at Gholson Sunday afternoon and sustained injuries which caused his death two hours afterwards. The boy was out riding when the animal became unmanageable and he was thrown, his head struck the ground, causing concussion of the brain.



18    FRANCIS E. "FRANK" BROOME


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


December 12,1925-- Francis E. “Frank” Broome, about 67 years of age, well known farmer of district 19, was found dead this morning as a result of a shotgun wound believed to have been inflicted by his own hands. The tragedy incurred about 6:30 when Mr. Broome had gone to the stable apparently to complete early morning chores. Hearing a shot in the horse lot his wife and daughter Miss Ruth Broome, rushed to the lot and found him dead. O.L. Peacher and W.H. Hayes, who were also in earshot of the gun, arrived on the scene within a few minutes following the report of the gun.
Coroner J.R. Harper and his jury, after conducting an inquest, pronounced that he met his death by a gunshot believed to have been fired by the dead man. The gun was lying nearby and according to the coroner, a small stick which had apparently been driven into the ground by Mr. Broome probably was used as a lever to spring the trigger. The coroner’s jury was composed of Pete Hatcher, Charlie Wickham, S.E. Brunson, W.R. Neblett, Hugh Suggs Jr., W.J. Powers, and S.K. Crawford. Mr. Broome and his family were in the process of moving from the farm to Palmyra and two or three loads of furniture and household goods had already been moved from the house. The farm had been rented. While suffering from stomach trouble, Mr. Broome’s health was fairly good. No reason is given for the shot if it were not accidental. The weapon was a single barrel breech loading shotgun. The wound was about an inch in diameter and entered his left side just below the heart. Death resulted almost instantly.



19    ESKEW BOWERS


From: The Leaf-Chronicle


January 14, 1908--Eskew, the 7-year-old son of W. R. Bowers, died at Palmyra this morning at 4 A.M. after a short illness. The burial will take place tomorrow in the Palmyra Cemetery. Service will be held by Rev. W. H. Williams.



20    LAUREN ROGERS COKE


From:The Leaf-Chronicle


January 20,1908--Three-year-old son of Thomas Coke of the 17th District, buried at Salem burying grounds.



21    CHARLES BURNEY


From:The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle


June 16, 1938--After an attack of colitis, Charles Burney, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bearden of this community, died early this morning. He had been ill about 3 weeks. Funeral will be at Lone Oak Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday. Layleader W. H. Wiseman of Erin will conduct the service.



22    JOHN ONEY HARVEY


From:The Leaf Chronicle


March 1, 1930--John Harvey drowned yesterday while attempting to ford backwater which flooded a highway near his home. He and John Mehigan and 2 young sons of Mehigan, ages about 11 & 13, were driving a 2-horse wagon when they came to the water and, supposing it to be fordable, Mr. Harvey drove in. The team of mules were soon struggling in water over their heads and the wagon box got afloat and turned over. All occupants were thrown out. Mehigan and the boys saved themselves by climbing on the wagon box, but Mr. Harvey drowned, after sinking several times. The body was recovered about 2 hours later. He leaves a wife. He was reared near Palmyra, but had lived in Southside about 3 years.



23    JOE BURCH WEEMS


From:The Daily Leaf Chronicle


December 23, 1896--
Masonic Tribute

Whereas, it has pleased the Supreme Architect of the Universe to take from us our beloved brother Joe B. Weems on the 2nd day of December 1896, and whereas, Brother Weems was a good citizen, a kind neighbor, and an affectionate husband and father and a true Mason. Be it therefore resolved that McAllister's Lodge #402 tender their sympathy to the bereaved family. John McCauley Dickson, G. E. Eubank, J. Wyatt, Committee.



24    HENRY HAYNES (son of)


From:The Daily Leaf Chronicle


September 17, 1896--The belated news of a fearful accident happening to a small son of Henry Haynes, living near the old Washington Furnace (Martha's Chapel) in the 17th District, reached this city.
Several days ago, he asked his mother to fasten a button-hole bouquet upon his left side, which was done with a needle. Afterwards, the little fellow, who was only 4 or 5 years of age, went into the yard and began playing by turning somersaults. He fell in such a manner that the needle pierced his side and was at the same time broken off. The doctor could not extract the broken needle and it might have worked its way into the heart cavity, causing death some time afterward. It was an accident which greatly shocked the friends of the Haynes family.



25    BUCK ROSE


From:The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


September 4, 1908--On Thursday, Uncle Buck Rose died and was buried today at the Jackson graveyard near Palmyra. He was a good citizen having lived in this county most of his life. Esquire Joe Trotter, a lifelong friend, will conduct the funeral service.



26    HAYES


From:The Daily Leaf Chronicle


December 8, 1896--News of a sad and fatal accident which occurred on the farm of James Powers, near Louise Station on the Clarksville Mineral Railroad, was received this morning.
At an early hour this morning, two brothers named Hayes, but whose given names cannot at this time be learned, were in a room together and the two brothers were playing with a revolver, the half-brother sitting in a chair with his head bent forward. Suddenly the weapon was discharged and the bullet entered the forehead of the half-brother, causing his brains to protrude from the ghastly wound made. He lived only about an hour and a half.



28    ALFRED BLACK


From:The Daily Leaf Chronicle


August 12, 1896--Alph Black, aged 54, died at his home near Lone Oak yesterday evening at 10 o'clock.
Some time ago, he received a severe kick by a horse, and while confined to his bed from the hurt, a type of fever developed which resulted in his death. He leaves a large family, having 6 children. The funeral was conducted at 9 today by Rev. Bowes, and the interment was made at the graveyard at Lone Oak. Mr. Black was a member of the Methodist Church and a citizen who commended the esteem of a large acquaintance.



29    WILLILAM CARNEY ALLEN


From:The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


January 24, 1908--Captain W. C. Allen died at his home near Shiloh this morning of heart trouble. He was sitting in his chair at the time of death. Interment will take place tomorrow at the cemetery at Shiloh.(William Allen Cemetery)
Captain Allen was an old Confederate soldier having taken part in the battle of Ft. Donelson. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and for 12 years a member of the county court where he had the confidence of all members, having served on many important committees. He was engaged for a number of years in the mercantile business and owned a splendid farm.
He was the father of Esq. H.D. Allen and Mrs. Dr. Ben Ussery.



30    SIDNEY C. BATSON


From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle


August 5,1892--Whereas, an allwise Providence in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to remove by death our beloved brother, Sidney C. Batson therefore, be it--
Resolved, by Southside Union No. 1123, that we bow in humble submission to the divine decree, and mourn the loss of our beloved brother, a wise counselor, a true friend, and a noble Christian gentleman.
Resolved, that this tribute be published upon the minutes of our lodge, and that a copy be furnished his wife. J.H. Moore, J.R. Felts and T.B. Watkins, committee.



31    SAMUEL KEESEE


From: Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf Chronicle


June 28,1892--The death of Samuel Keesee which occurred this morning at the resident of his son, J.W. Keesee, on Franklin St., removes from the city one of the oldest and most interesting characters. Mr. Keesee has been afflicted for nearly 20 years with paralysis and had been confined to his room, the greater part of that time. He was born Jan.15,1817, about 75 years ago, on a farm near Searcy’s Ferry, which farm is known to this good day as the Keesee place. He was the son of John Keesee, one of the pioneers of the state, and brother to the late Judge Keesee and B.O. Keesee. He was reared on a farm and was given what education the country schools of that day could furnish. He was a farmer the greatest part of his life, cultivating farms on the southside where he was loved and respected by a large number of friends.
The work that brought him into more prominence than any other, however, was that of supplying hands to the many iron furnaces on the south side before the war. This was a big business then and it required a man of ability to make it a success. Mr. Keesee was equal to the occasion, however, and was not long in building up a good trade in this line. He would travel a circle of over 100 miles gathering up hands and would take them to the furnaces where they were hired out to the proprietors of the enterprises. The war breaking up these enterprises, Mr. Keesee went back to farming and remained at it until he was stricken with paralysis, when he was brought to the city and has since been cared for by his son.
He was twice married; his first wife being the daughter of William Bourne of Port Royal. One son was born to this union, J.W. Keesee, who is now a member of the firm, Keesee and Northington of this city. (Burial at Greenwood Cemetery).



32    HOWELL BRACKSTON HODGES


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


January 13,1930--After an illness of a number of years by which he had been confined to his bed for three weeks, Howell Brackston Hodges, age 57, of Salem died at 5:00 a.m. today.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Salem Methodist Church by The Rev. W.T.S. Cook at 2:00 Thursday afternoon and burial will be in the Salem Cemetery. Pallbearers will be R.L. Black, Ezra Smith, Thomas Mills, F.H. Black, J.B. Stacey, and Homer Cocke.
Mr. Hodges, was son of Samuel and Mrs. Saran Ann Leigh Hodges who predeceased him. He was a native of Tennessee and resided in this county most of his life. On Dec.18,1894, he married Miss Ada Bell Seay who survives with two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Leigh of Salem and Mrs. Russell Atkins of Sango; and three sons, Homer and Douglas Hodges of Salem, and Floyd Hodges of Del Rio Texas. He also leaves three sisters: Mrs. Hixie Moss of St. Louis, Mrs. Cora Moss of Jordan Springs; and Mrs. Emma Stone of Cumberland City. One brother, Ben Hodges of Salem and three half-brothers; Herbert Walden of Spring Creek; Willam Walden of Jordan Springs; and Lee Walden of Oak Grove, Kentucky.
Mr. Hodges was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.



33    R.C. MICKLE


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


October 15,1908--R.C. Mickle, age 75, died at his home near this place Monday. The interment took place Tuesday in the presence of a large number of friends and acquaintances. The deceased had been a lifelong citizen of Montgomery County and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.
He was never married, but leaves many relatives in this section.



34    PETER CHANNELL


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


March 3,1913--Pete Channel, resident of Hematite, was found dead in bed by his mother, Mrs. Letha Channel this morning. He had evidently died several hours earlier as his body was stiff when found. He retired last night apparently in good health and his death is a shock to relatives and friends.
He was about 60 and lived the greater part of his life near Hematite where he engaged in farming. Survived by: Mother, daughter Mrs. Lucian Wyatt, two brothers Frank and Thomas and sister, Mrs. Leslie Davis. He was in Clarksville all day Saturday, mingling with friends, and drove from Clarksville to Hematite Saturday afternoon.
Burial near Hematite tomorrow.



35    GIDEON CLARK COBB


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


December 21,1860---Died on the 19th, Gideon Clark, son of Dr. J. and Marina Cobb, of this city.

January 4,1861---Gideon Clark Cobb, son of Dr. Joshua and M. Marina Cobb, of this city, died, at his father’s house, on the 19th day of December, after an illness of about two weeks.
Clark was but a few months over nine years old, yet he bore his painful affliction with a fortitude rarely exhibited in even mature years. He was hardly ever heard to mummer, or complain, and seemed anxious all the time to give as little trouble as possible, to those around him. He was almost the idol of the family circle, and was an universal favorite with those who knew him. Nor was it strange that he was thus beloved. He was a noble manly little fellow---kind hearted, truthful, generous; one who insensibly was our admiration and love. It is not strange, to those who knew little Clark, that his death wrung the father’s and the mother’s heart with agony almost inconsolable, and filled an household with ???? for him. No, it is not strange; yet it is availing. His death is God’s work; and ???? though such Providence be, we know that He doeth all things well; and little Clark’s place, in the home-circle here, is a vacant and tenantless, only that another, in Heaven might be filled.



36    HERBERT ELDRIDGE


From: Leaf Chronicle


July 5,1902--A dreadful accident took place shortly after 3:00 this afternoon, whereby Herbert Eldridge, aged 12, met a tragic death.
The boy was driving a loaded wagon west on Commerce Street in Clarksville and on reaching a point just east of the foundry of Drane & Co., he pitched forward from his seat, the team it is thought having gone somewhat out of control. The little fellow fell in front of one of the front wheels of the wagon and was pushed forward a distance of 10 or 12 feet, the wheel not passing over him. Thomas Channel, the lad’s grandfather, was walking in the street ahead of the wagon only a short distance away. When he reached the boy, however, he was dead. The little fellow’s neck had been broken.
The accident was witnessed by several persons, none of whom were near enough to render any assistance. Louis Gaisser saw it and stopped the team, but not until after the boy was dead.
Herbert Eldridge was a son of William Eldridge, who lives near Palmyra. He had come to town with his grandfather and together they were on their way back to their home in Palmyra.
The little fellow’s remains were taken up and borne to the undertaking establishment of C.F. Couts, where they were prepared for the burial.



37    WILLIAM G. RUSSELL


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


December 30,1924--Following a 3 week illness of ailments incident to old age, William G. Russell, 83, of Shiloh died at his home at 12:30 Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Russell was a native of Hickman City, Tennessee, son of the late W.B. & Mrs. Charity Jones Russell. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, Mrs. Billie McCracken of Cumberland City, and Miss Lou Russell of Shiloh, 2 sons, N.W. Russell, Cunningham, and W.W. Russell of Clarksville. Nine grand children and 5 great-grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Russell’s death removed another of the fast passing Confederate veterans, he having served with distinction through a large portion of the Civil War. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Capt. Russell was a man of excellent business qualities and had accumulated a considerable estate which embraces a number of residences in Nashville and several hundred acres of farm land in this county. He served with distinction 4 years in the 14th Tenn. Regiment attaining the rank of captain.



38    MAJOR PLEASANT BAGWELL


From: Tobacco Leaf


September 5 1879--It is our painful duty to chronicle the death of this aged and influential citizen, which occurred at his residence, in the 15th district of this county near McAdoo church, Wednesday morning. Major Pleasant Bagwell was a leading man in his community; he enjoyed the fullest confidence and trust of his neighbors and all who knew him. He was a devout Christian, a member and we believe, an elder in McAdoo church. He raised a large family, and, at the breaking out of the war, had assumed considerable property. his death created a vacancy in the family, the church and the community, that cannot be filled.



39    MATTHEW SUITER


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


March 2, 1900--At 8:30 last night Matthew Suiter, one of the leading planters of the 13th District, died at his home of pneumonia following a severe case of measles. His 13-year-old daughter died just a few days ago of the same trouble. Mr. Suiter was 50 years old and a member of the Baptist Church. His remains were interred this evening at Macedonia without services.



40    JOHN WALDO DAWSON


From: Leaf Chronicle


May 27,1837 - November 21,1897
November 22,1897--John Waldo Dawson, a prominent planter living in the Vernon Furnace neighborhood, off Logan Road of the county, met with a terrible death yesterday about noon.
Mr. Dawson, in company with a neighbor by the name of Murphy Fulton, was riding near his home. Murphy’s mule balked and Dawson rode forward at a good gait, his horse pacing, when suddenly the animal stumbled and fell, throwing Dawson over his head. The unfortunate man struck the ground head foremost. Murphy hurried to his assistance, but Dawson was in the throes of death, and breathed only a few short gasps and his life was extinct. His neck had been broken.
The animal Dawson rode was not a clear-footed one, and was accustomed to stumbling and falling. The fall injured the horse quite severely.
When Mr. Dawson met his untimely fate, he was enroute to visit his daughter, who lives a short distance from his home; his wife having chosen to walk through the fields to her daughter’s home.
Mr. Dawson was one of the thrifty and respected citizens of the neighborhood in which he lived. He was a man about 55 years of age and left eight children besides his wife. The remains were interred at 2 this afternoon at the Harvey graveyard, near Louise, on the Clarksville Mineral Railroad.
During the war between the states, Mr. Dawson was a soldier in the Union Army, and was a pensioner, having been shot through the body in an engagement. Saturday, he was in the city and drew his pension, amounting to $18 quarterly. Mr. Dawson was in the habit of carrying large sums of money about his person, and when he was killed his pockets contained $344.
Mr. Dawson was born in Virgina, met his wife, Mary Murphy, in Ohio, had three children born in Ohio, moved to Tenn. early 1870’s
Children were: William Thomas, Albert, Charles, Elizabeth, Franklin, James, Lectie V., Dillard, Mary, Ed, Robert, and Maggie.



41    ROBERT S. PAYNE


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


HERO OF TWO WARS ANSWERS LAST CALL
Capt. Robert S. Payne Passed Away Wednesday Night at Age of 93 March 16, 1916--Capt. Robert S. Payne died at 9:26 o'clock Wednesday night at the home of his son, R. J. Payne, near Jordan Springs, at the age of 93 years and five months being, it is thought, the oldest person in Montgomery County. The funeral service will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, with interment at the Edwards Cemetery, near Rose Hill. Capt. Payne is survived by three sons, Eugene of Oakwood; Ernest and Robert J. Payne of Jordan Springs, and two daughters, Mrs. M. F. Smith of Modoc, this county and Mrs. Robert Taylor of Waxahachie, Texas. Capt. Payne served through two wars, the Mexican in 1847 and four years in the Confederate Army, where for his gallant service he was promoted to the rank of Captain of his company. After the close of the war he exchanged the sword for the pruning hook and plow and went to work with that heroism that had been displayed in battle and was in a few years regarded as one of the successful farmers of his community. He was noted for his generosity and no one ever appealed to him for aid and went away empty-handed. Capt. Payne took a deep interest in political affairs and was a Democrat of the old school. He was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him and was a man who would make any sacrifice for his friends. His advice was often sought by those of his community upon mooted questions. While he was a fearless man, he always counseled peace and abhorred disturbances of any kind. He was wellknown and until a few years ago was a frequent and welcome visitor to Clarksville. He will be greatly missed in the Fourth District, where he had lived for so many years.



42    JOHN GARDNER


From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf


December 13, 1880--John Gardner, an old citizen of the county, died at the residence of his son, Cullen Gardner in the Fifth District, Sunday morning of consumption. He was more than 70 years old and was a veteran of the Mexican War, for which he received a pension from the general government.



43    A.F. SPEIGHT


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


May 22, 1939--A.F. Speight dies at age 81, rites Tuesday.
Albert Franklin Speight, prominent Clarksville building contactor for nearly half a century, died at 11:35 o’clock Sunday night at his home, 231 West Avenue, at the age of 81.
Mr. Speight had been sick for four weeks. However his condition was not regarded as critical until Sunday when he suddenly took a turn for the worse.
Funeral services will be conducted at four o’clock tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at the First Baptist Church by the pastor, Dr. Richard N. Owen. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Speight was born at White Bluff, Tennessee, on December 14, 1857, a son of the late James A. and Mrs. Mary Violet McCaslin Speight. He began his career as a builder at an early age in Nashville, coming to Clarksville in 1895. He built many of the finest homes here as well as business houses. He founded the firm of A.F. Speight & Son.
Kind and considerate, Mr. Speight was noted among Clarksville carpenters for his keen sense of fairness to all of his employees. He was quiet and unassuming and was beloved by hundreds.
Mr. Speight took an active part in the religious, civic, and social life of Clarksville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was prominently connected with the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Commandary of Knights Templar, the Knights of Pythias, and the old Royal Arcanum Lodge.
Mr. Speight was first married to Miss Amelia Jones in 1889. She died three years later, leaving her husband with one small son, John Arthur Speight who now resides at Dickson. In 1893, Mr. Speight was married to Miss Caroline Simpson who survives along with three sons born to the second union. They are Clarence W. Speight, Clarksville architect: Albert B. Speight, Washington D.C.: and Carl E. Speight, Memphis. He is also survived by a brother, Clyde A. Speight, of Texas, and a sister, S.P. Dendy, Cumberland Furnace.



44    JAMES FERRELL


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


December 10, 1926--Death, sudden and without warning claimed James Ferrell, 70 years old, well known painter, who dropped lifeless from a chair in which he was seated at the S. A. Thomas Grocery Store on High Street at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Mr. Ferrell was conversing in a humorous vein with Miss Katherine Perkins and Lee Logan a few minutes before his death. While he had been complaining for a week or more, his condition appeared to be greatly improved and his death was a shock to his friends and relatives. Surviving Mr. Ferrell are four children, Mrs. Burt Corder, of St. Louis Mo., Mrs H. F. Halliburton of Nashville, Charles Ferrell of White Plains Ky. And Walter Ferrell of Hopkinsville, Ky. He is also survived by thirty-five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock from the John B. Tarpley funeral home. Burial will be in the City Cemetery.
Mr. Ferrell was practically a lifelong resident of this county and in his trade brought him in contact with hundreds of people who respected his sterling character. Upon the afternoon of his death he visited the Thomas store where he had frequently whiled away spare time in chatting and joking with his old friends. For some thirty minutes he conversed freely and jokingly with Miss Perkins and Mr. Logan. Without warning he fell from his chair and was dead almost instantly.



45    GILL UNDERWOOD


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


March 17,1876--Gill Underwood, born Oct.13,1858, died March 16,1938 of a stroke in Louise, TN. Married twice. First, Miss Thrennie Lee. Survived by second wife Rosa Fletcher Underwood. one daughter, Mrs. Ed Wood; five sons: Monroe, Floyd, Elbert, Melvin and Dennis. 2 brothers: Field and Louis. He is the son of Lorenzo and Nancy Davis Underwood. Interment at Davis Cemetery.



46    JOHN S. DINWIDDIE


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


February 7,1862---Died at the residence of his father, in Montgomery County, Tennessee, on the 20th of January, 1862, John S. Dinwiddie, son of reverend William Dinwiddie; who had enlisted some short time previously in the service of his country, and belonged to Capt. Roberts’ company, Col. Bailey’s regiment, Tennessee Infantry. He died in hope of a blissful future, and has gone, and trust, where they learn war no more, and the peaceful sunlight of Heaven shall irradiate his immortal vision forever.
J.B.A.



47    JOHN BALLARD


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


TRIBUTE OF RESPECT

February 8,1861---At a Call Meeting of Clarksville Lodge, No. 89, held Feb.4, A. L. 5861, the following Preamble and Resolutions were submitted and unanimously adopted:
Brethren, We are again assembled together to reflect upon the uncertainty of life, and the certainty of death. We assemble not to bestow a tribute of respect, friendship and Brotherly love to youth in its beauty or manhood in his vigor; but to commemorate the memory of the Aged,
It is with abiding sorrow that we receive the intelligence of the death of Brother John Ballard, a Brother so well known in this community, for his honesty of purpose, unswerving integrity and Masonic charity; one of the oldest chitzens of Clarksville, and the first Worshipful master of Clarksville Lodge, No. 89, and one of its firm supporters until his death. Fro about 40 years he has been a strong adrocate for the principles fo our Ancient Order, and during its ordeal of persecution and ridicule, and when some of its soundest friends thought our land marks would be obliterated our charitable purposes forgotten, Bro. John Ballard stood frim to its Constitution, ancient customs and immutable princeples, and proved to the world that there is something real in the remark, “How good and how pleasant it is for brethern to dwell together in unity.” Yes, the older members of our craft will remember with pleasurable emotions their past associations with him in our “secret retreat.” Ever charitable, the widow and orphans realized in him a firm friend, and their wants a prompt response. In this community he stood high and respected by all, and many an old associate will regret his demise. But how much more dadly does this dispensation of Providence afflict his family, for whom he tolled and labored, and for whom he ever manifested the most affectionate regard.
The best traits of a mans character always shine the brightest around the fireside and in the Home circle and many words of praise might be used to prove his untiring devotion to those whom God had given to render his home a happy place for retirement after the toils of the day. Always kind and ever-indulgent to his family, his now bereaved wife and fatherless children will sadly realize that his “toil fo life is inded over,” and that, to them, his retirement is eternal; therefore
Resolved, That, in his death we mourn for one worthy the high position he sustained, as a good citizen, and an honest man.
Resolved, That to his afflicted family, we extend our sympathy and condolence, and that in our prayers we remember them at a throne of Grace.
Resolved, That, in the death of Brother Ballard, we, as a Lodge, do acknowledge an inscrutable act of Providence, in calling from our midst one of the Pioneer members of our Order, one whom we loved as a brother Mason for his wise counsels and wholesome charities.
Resolved, That the jewels of the Lodge be clothed in mourning for the space of thirty days.
Resolved, That we, as a Lodge, attend his funeral from his late residence, and that these proceedings be made part of our minutes, that a copy of the same be furnished the family of the deceased, and also published in the “Clarksville Chronicle”
T. McCulloch, W.M.
W.J. Ely, Sectetary



48    BOYD H. GRANT


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


March 22,1873--Boyd H. Grant, born September 7,1863, age 9 years, 8 months. Died March 13,1873 of diphtheria in Montgomery County, Tennessee. He was the only son of Grant and T.J.T. Grant. He is buried in Old Grant's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.



49    DAVID GRANT


From: Clarksville Tobacco Leaf


November 21,1878--Mr. David Grant, born Montgomery County, Tennessee February 13,1813; age 65; Died November 16,1878 of stomach trouble at home near Port Royal. He was a Methodist for 25 years and leaves wife and several children and two brothers, Joe and Quill Grant. Mr. Grant is buried in the family plot.



50    STEWART HENRY SHACKELFORD


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


February 8,1861---Died on Sunday, the 3rd, in this city, Stewart Henry, son of J.O. Shackelford.

February 22,1861---Another bright and beautiful little one has been taken away! Death has torn another lovely child form a Father and Mother’s tender guardianship; and the Angels number another little winged worshiper in the abode of the Blest. Little Stewart Shackleford is dead! Oh! how chilling to the heart is the annunciation that one so lovely and so loved has been taken away, never-more to return to us here. Yet how consoling the thought that, after a little time of pilgrimage here, we may go to those little ones that we have loved and lost; that He who took little children in his arms, on earth, receives them to Himself in Heaven, when the Silver Cord of this life is unloosed. Blessed be the name of Him who said “Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven!




51    WILLIAM HENRY PARKER


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


December 3, 1927--Service for William Henry Parker, father of 14 children, were held on Dec. 3, 1927, at 2 o'clock at the Clarksville City Cemetery. Mr. Parker, 66 years old, had been ill and confined to his bed since June. William Henry Parker was born March 1, 1861 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Parker. He had been a long time resident of the Clarksville area. Mr. Parker was a farmer in the Blooming Grove community and was a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Parker was proceeded in death by a daughter Franna Parker, and is survived by his widow, Isabelle Weakley Parker, and 13 children. Sons: Keltz, W.R., James, Cleveland, Joe, Dan, and twin sons, Luther and Arthur. Daughters: Mary Ann Mahan, Evie Harris, Hettie Gibbs, Florence, and Pauline. Mr. Parker had been married several times. His former wives were Ann Means Parker, Lucinda Pendergrass, and Dollie Burrs.



52    NEEDHAM LEWIS WHITFIELD


From: Clarksville Leaf -Chronicle


June 3, 1898--Needham Lewis Whitfield Dead. The end came suddenly while in his field. A well known educator and a prominent farmer; was the father of Mr. Herbert Whitfield. Prof. Needham Lewis Whitfield, who resides near St. Bethlehem, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon between 5 and 6 o'clock at his home of heart trouble. He had gone to the field after the cows when the attack occurred and he fell to the ground from which he never arose. His wife and daughter saw him fall and reached his side just as he died. Mr. Whitfield had had these attacks before but nothing serious was apprehended from them and his death was not in the least expected, although he had not been in good health recently.
Prof. Whitfield was born in this county and resided here all of his life, always taking part in educational matters. For several years, he was superintendent of the county public schools and had just completed the session's work in a school near his home. He was a member of the Oakland church and a man of fine Christian character. He was about 65 years of age.
Prof. Whitfield leaves besides his wife, three children, Herbert Whitfield of this city, Edward Whitfield, who is now in Mississippi, and Miss Nannie Whitfield, who resides at her father's home. He was a prominent man in the county and known by almost everyone.
The funeral will take place this afternoon at 5 o'clock with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.



53    GILBERT T. ABERNATHY


From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf


December 7, 1888--Whose illness of typhoid fever the Leaf noted last Tuesday, died at his home in the 16th District Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, after a short illness. Col. Abernathy was 69 years old. He was a native of Giles County but came to this county many years ago and resided here continuously until his death.
In the iron era, before the war, he was an active member of the firm of Jackson, McKernon & Co., who ran the Louisa, Mt. Vernon, and Tennessee furnaces, and the Steam and Water forges, making them probably the largest iron manufacturers of their day.
After the decline of the iron interests, Col. Abernathy successfully devoted himself to teaching which he followed up to his last illness.
He was twice married, first to Miss Louise Baxter, who bore him two children; and after her death to Miss Emily Talley, who survives him, the mother of eleven children. He was a Mason and was buried with Masonic honors at his home place on Wednesday afternoon. (Talley-Abernathy Cemetery)
Montgomery County lost one of her best citizens when Col. Abernathy died. He was a man of brains and convictions, with the courage to express them. He was courteous, gentlemanly and genuinely hospitable. The loss to the south side of the river, where he lived, will be especially severe. He knew better than any other the topography of that section, the location of the many ore beds and their approximate value. Doubtless Col. Abernathy's best work was in the schoolroom. Many a wayward boy has been sent to him, out of whom he made a man. He taught not from books alone but from nature as well. He impressed upon his pupils first the cardinal principles of integrity with fullness and courage which so marked his own life and then the lessons from their books.
Many a young man will feel that his best friend lies in Col. Abernathy's grave.



54    BEN R. USSERY


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


July 11, 1905--Dr. Ben R. Ussery, aged 40, died Monday evening at 7:15 at his home near Shiloh. His death was due to tuberculosis of the bones and was the culmination of a protracted illness that for months has left little hope for recovery.
The disease first took serious form last November when an operation was performed for a supposed wen. The wound refused to heal and the patient gradually weakened to his death.
Dr. Ussery belonged to one of the best families of the county. He was the son of William Ussery of the Antioch neighborhood, who is still living. He leaves a wife and a little girl six months old, and is survived also by 4 brothers and three sisters. He was buried at Antioch Church.



55    WILLIAM DALEY


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


WILLIAM DALEY WAS 102 YEARS
May 24,1913--Death has claimed William Daley, who was until his death, this county’s oldest citizen. He was born in Cork, Ireland, December 10,1811, but at age 20 emigrated to the United States, landing at New York. While there he worked on the Erie Canal and the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad. He then drifted westward to Indiana, where he spent several years on big construction jobs. In 1853 he came to Tennessee and soon after became employed with the contractors building the Clarksville, Memphis, & Louisville Railroad. He continued with them until the job was completed. During this time he was married to Miss Eliza Nolen.
When the war broke out, Mr. Daley sided with the South. He did not enlist with the Confederates, but rendered valuable assistance in the construction of Fort Carmack on the bluff overlooking the Cumberland River at the mouth of Blooming Grove Creek. For sixty years he lived at his farm fifteen miles south of Clarksville, and won the respect of his neighbors by his honest, straightforward life. During the past seven years he has been totally blind, but during that time he had been carefully and lovingly cared for by Mr. M.M. Hussey and other friends.



56    JOHN C. BATSON


From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf


May 18,1888--John C. Batson, a well-known resident of the south side, died in the insane asylum at Nashville last Sunday. His remains were brought to this city last evening and will be buried at McAllister’s Crossroads (W.M. Batson Cemetery) today. Mr. Batson was a clever man and a well-to-do citizen. Less than two months ago, he showed symptoms of an unbalanced mind and it soon became evident that some guardianship or treatment was necessary and his friends thought it best to put him under Dr. Callender’s treatment. He died of erysipelas from a slight hurt on the arm. His family and friends have the sympathy of the community.



57    JOSEPH P. TROTTER


From: The Clarksville Star


October 25,1927--Esquire Joseph P. Trotter of District 20, father of 22 children, 14 of whom are living, died at 3:30 this morning at the age of 71 years. Mr. Trotter had been in failing health for a number of years. A week ago his complication developed into Bright’s disease and since then his condition has been critical. Mr. Trotter lost sight in both of his eyes about three years ago.
Funeral was arranged for 3:00 this afternoon and services were to be conducted from the Marion Methodist Church of which Mr. Trotter was a devoted member, by the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Hartley. Interment will be in the church cemetery..
Mr. Trotter was a progressive farmer and was one of the most widely known citizens of Montgomery County. In 1888 he was elected mayor for District 20 and held that position for over 30 years. He was a son of Elijah Trotter and Mrs. Mary Luke Trotter and was a native of the 17th District where he was reared and educated. He later moved into the 20th District with his parents, who located on what was formerly known as the old O.K. Furnace property, the farm on which Mr. Trotter was living at the time of his death.
Mr. Trotter was twice married and was the father of 22 children. His progeny totals 53. He has 14 living children, 36 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Upon the birth of his 21st child about 15 years ago, Mr. Trotter was presented a new buggy by Leach and Leach, his being the father of the largest number of children in Montgomery County.
At the age of 21, Mr. Trotter was married to Miss Tennessee Baggett who died about 1900. To this union 15 children were born, 7 of whom survive. The are: Mrs. S.O.V. Schmittou; Mrs. Thel Harvey; Mrs. Hezekiah Baggett; Mrs. George McWhorter; and Mrs. George W. Britt, all of Cunningham; Mrs. Monroe Underwood of Louisville Ky; and Joseph R. Trotter of Oakland, Ca. Eight children of this union are dead, 5 dying in infancy.
On December 28,1904, Mr. Trotter married Miss Scottie Powers of Palmyra, who survives him. They had seven children; Mrs. George Stalls, Misses Julia Mai, Lola Gladys, and Pauline Trotter, and Clifton, Glenn, and Maurice Lee Trotter.
Also surviving Mr. Trotter are one brother, Wesley Trotter of Vanleer, a half-brother George Trotter of Marion, and a half-sister Mrs. Joe Baggett of Marion.
Mr. Trotter was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Fraternity at Dickson, Tn.



58    WILLIAM CORLEW


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


June 11,1881--We are sorry to chronicle the death of Uncle William Corlew, which occurred at his residence on the 3rd inst. Mr. Corlew has for a long time been a member of the Methodist Church. We speak unhesitatingly that he was a pure, perfectly upright man. He was a diligent and faithful teacher in the Sabbath School. He lived a life of the righteous, died the death of the same and undoubtingly I write that his sprit has swept through the “pearly gates” into eternal glory. (H. B.)
Corlew-Wm. C., died at his home in this county eight miles south of Clarksville June 3,1881, aged 71 years, thus a long and useful life is ended. He was a friend to everybody. He came as near filling the true ideal of the 13th Chapter of 1st Corinthians as anyone I ever saw. He always filled his place in the church when he was able to get there. He was buried at Salem Church after appropriate funeral service by his old friend, Rev. J.M. Swift, Pastor. (June 6,1881)



59    JOSEPH M. DYE


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


February 8,1861---Died in this county, at the residence of Mrs. M.W. Williams, on the 5th, of a disease fo the lungs, Joseph M. Dye, for several years a citizen of this city, aged 44 years.



60    JOHN BROMLEY


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


January 10,1908--John Bromley, who was recently paroled from the chain gang on account of his age and weak physical condition, died at the home of a relative at Sailor's Rest Wednesday night. The deceased has been in a critical condition since his release and his death was not unexpected. The deceased was more than 70 years old and was widely known throughout this section.
Bromley will be remembered as the old man from District 19 who first came under the ban of the Criminal Court for a violation of the liquor laws in this county, after the abolishment of saloons. It was proven in court that he was acting as agent in the western part of this county for a Hopkinsville Liquor House and would go over the country, carrying a grip containing samples of whiskey and take orders, receiving the money for same and send the whiskey by express to Sailor's Rest.
The Grand Jury found five indictments against him and he was convicted upon the 1st and fined $50 and sentenced to 6 months on the county chain gang, a sentence that Judge Charles W. Tyler had made public would be inflicted for this offense.
Mr. Bromley was put to work with the gang, and on account of his age was permitted to sleep in the guard tent. A few weeks ago during the night, the tent caught fire and the guards and Bromley barely escaped with their lives, losing their clothing and Bromley badly burned. He was placed in jail, where he remained until about three weeks ago, when not recovering from his burns as fast as desired, he was permitted to go to his home on parole, but instead of improving he continued to grow worse to the end.
Thus ends the life of varied experience as his has been, having lived in Kansas for a number of years, followed by his return to this county, and his final conviction as a violator of the whiskey laws of the state. Indeed the -----of the transgression is hard.



61    W.J.G. BAYNHAM


From: History of Tennessee Illustrated


Mr. W.J.G. Baynham died suddenly in Lafayette, Kentucky in 1881. He was on his way home from church when he was suddenly taken ill. He died of lung hemorrhage a short time after reaching home.
Mr. Baynham was married to M.A.C. Smith and was the father of six children. He lived in Montgomery County until the end of the war. He was in the furniture and undertaking business.



62    JERRE W. BULL


From: Tobacco Leaf Chronicle


April 29, 1890--Jerre W. Bull, one of the oldest citizens of the south side, died at his home on Indian Creek Tuesday morning. The interment took place at the family burying ground (Bulle and Wall Cemeter) Wednesday morning, with services by Reverend W.A. Turner.



63    JAMES A. TROTTER


From: The Clarksville Star


December 17,1926--James A. Trotter, 76, retired farmer, enthusiastic church worker and reputed to be one of the best hunter marksmen in the country, died Monday afternoon at his home on Crossland Avenue where he had lived for the past six years.
Mr. Trotter was a lifelong resident of this county, born in Marion community October 18,1850. He was, until 1920, one of the leading and most successful farmers of that section. Hunting was Mr. Trotter's favorite past-time, and so accurate was his aim with both the rifle and shotgun that early in life friends who indulged in the sport with him nicknamed him "Jim the Crack", a name by which he was affectionately known thereafter. Mr. Trotter's large farm in the Marion community was a favorite gathering place for the hunters of this section. He not only welcomed hunting on his land and accompanied friends in their quest for game, but he frequently was their table host, serving sumptuous repasts.
Mr. Trotter was married October 20,1880 to Miss Beedie Ann Jones, who preceded him in death on October 27,1906. Of the eleven children born to this union the survivors are: Mrs. J.W. Bridges, Mrs. T.H. Majors, Mrs. H.A. Sensing, Mrs. G.T. Scott, W.C. Trotter, J.H. Trotter, Mrs. Russell Castleberry, Miss Ruth and Larkin Trotter.
Early in life Mr. Trotter united with the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. He was a splendid neighbor and in his gentle and unassuming manner, had been the benefactor of hundreds in need and distress.



64    WILLIAM EVANS


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


July 18,1910--William Evans, a well-known citizen residing at the Mary Trice farm 4 miles east of Cumberland City, fell into Yellow Creek some time Saturday evening and was drowned.
Mr. Evans left home about noon to spend the evening fishing; that night he failed to return home and a search was made along the creek, but without finding him. Sunday morning the search renewed and the body was found in a large hole. His fishing pole was first seen floating in the pool and when this was pulled out, the searchers found the man fast on his own hook.
The bank from which he was fishing was steep and slick and it is supposed that he fell in and was unable to scarf this bank or swim out.
The deceased was sixty years old and leaves a wife. He had not resided at the Trice farm but a short time, but had made many friends among his neighbors.



65    W.A. NOLAN


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


September 28,1928--W.A. (Billy) Nolan, 22-year-old employee of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company at Palmyra, met a sudden and tragic death about 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon when a handcar on which he was returning from work was switched to a sidetrack. When it hit an open switch near the Lime Kiln in Palmyra, he was thrown from the car, his head striking a cross-tie. The skull was fractured and Nolen died instantly. There were a number of other members of the crew on the car, but no one else was injured. The car was moving at a rapid speed down the track when the wheel struck the open switch causing it to derail. No one was at the switch.
Mr. Nolan leaves his parents, W.A. and Mrs. Myra Hughes Nolan of Palmyra.
He held membership in the Palmyra Methodist Church and also was a member of the Palmyra Lodge #427, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.



66    JOHN MCCAULEY DICKSON


From: Records of McAlister Lodge


1915--The tale of life is told, not by circling suns or changing seasons, but by the words that are spoken and deeds that are done. So we pause today to pay loving tribute to the memory of our departed Brother John M. Dickson, called from labor to refreshments July 27, 1915 in the seventy-third year of his age. Brother Dickson was made a Mason in the McCullock Lodge #189 at Palmyra and was a charter member of McAlister Lodge #402 F&AM, in 1870 and remained a member of this Lodge until his death, filling all the offices of his Lodge.
Brother Dickson was all that it takes to make a true man and Mason and the crowning glory of the faithful Mason is his unswerving belief in immortality. It is not a conjecture. It is an ever present fact. It is emblazoned on our hearts, every other worthy desire born within us so capable of realization and this, the one dominant over all, will not fail us.
Why is it that the glorious aspirations which leap like angels from the temple of our hearts are forever wandering about unsatisfied? Why is it the stars which hold their festival around the midnight throne are set so far above our limited faculties, forever mocking us in their unapproachable glory? Why is it that the bright forms of our kindred are presented to our view here but for a moment and then taken from us? No, no, we are here for a greater destiny than that of death. There is a Lodge Supreme where the faithful Mason will receive his reward for good, square faithful work. Brother Dickson lived a beautiful life on earth for seventy-three years filling places of trust, of prominence and of usefulness in the Church of which he was a member and the community in which he lived from early manhood until the setting of his sun.
Be it therefore resolved that in the death of Brother John M. Dickson, our Lodge has lost one of its best and most useful members.
Second, that we tender our heartfelt and sincere sympathy to the family of our brother.
Third, that we wear the usual lodge of mourning and that the jewels and furniture be draped in mourning for thirty days and that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the Lodge and a copy be sent to the family, and that these be published in the Leaf Chronicle.
W.J. Hunt, Edgar Orgain, R.M. Mills



67    W.C. JACKSON


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


May 22,1899--The funeral of the late W.C. Jackson was preached yesterday at the Myers graveyard by Reverend W.L. Dangerfield. Mr. Jackson died last February, and owing to the bad weather prevailing at the time, his family deferred the funeral until a more suitable time. Members of McCullock Lodge assembled in a body to do honor to his memory. In addition to his Masonic brethren, there were several hundred of his friends there. Dinner was carried and served near the cemetery.
Mr. Jackson was a devout member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a mason for 23 years.



68    CLARENCE JOHNSON


From: The Clarksville Star


November 11,1924--Near midnight searchers dragging and diving in the Cumberland River near Edmondson's Ferry had found no trace of the body of Clarence Johnson, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Johnson of District 17, who was drowned about 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon when he fell from the canoe from which he was shooting at ducks.
The youth was last seen struggling in the middle of the river by his brother, Willie Johnson and a number of other youths who were operating another canoe. Willie Johnson and a companion made a desperate effort to paddle to the struggling youth who disappeared apparently for the last time just before they were close enough to hand him an oar.
It is suggested that the boy shot at a duck and, in his excitement, fell from the boat or was possibly thrown overboard by a kick from his shotgun.
The youth is survived by his parents, one brother and three sisters.



69    BYRON F. HADLEY


From: Memorabilia of Clarksville


November, 1899--Thirty-three year old Dr. Byron F. Hadley attempted to board a streetcar on the west side of Franklin and First St. He fell and hit his head, later dying of the wound.

From: The River Counties


Dr. Byron F. Hadley fell from platform in front of moving trolley cars and was crushed by wheels last night and lived only three hours, age 33; born in Savanna, Georgia; lived here four years; married two years to Mollie Smith; buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

From: Clarksville Daily Leaf Chronicle

November 17,1899---Last night about 6:20, Dr. Byron F. Hadley telephoned his wife that he would be home on the next streetcar. He closed office and came down the stairway to the street just as the car was passing. Quickening his pace, he caught at the front platform as it passed the western crossing of First Street, obtained a precarious foothold for one instance and was carried halfway across First Street where his hold broke and he fell with his arm across the track, his head striking the hard street with great violence. The car passed on to the eastern crossing of First Street, where it came to a standstill.
Officer Dye, E.F. Pearce and F.W. Johnson were nearest the scene of the accident and all reached the injured man about the same time. Tenderly he was picked up and carried into Lockert & Askew's drugstore and medical aid was summoned. Drs. Hughes and Runyon responded quickly and, after making a hasty examination, applied some antiseptic dressing to the wounds and ordered him carried home.
While in the drugstore Dr. Hadley regained consciousness and asked how badly he was hurt. Several times on the way home, also, he spoke to those who carried him and once said he was not suffering greatly. As his situation dawned upon him, his first thought was of his wife and he asked anxiously: "Does Mollie know it?" Reaching home, he was made as comfortable as his condition would permit, but spoke no more except to answer affirmatively when asked if he recognized his wife. He lapsed into unconsciousness and about 9:30 passed from this life into the Great Beyond.
Dr. Hadley was born in Savannah, Georgia 33 years ago last January. He removed in his early youth to New Bedford, Massachusetts . About four years ago he came to Clarksville from Nashville, since which time he has been identified with the professional and social life of this city, and was recognized from the first as a leader.
Two years ago on the 12th of October he married Miss Mollie Smith at Goodnight, Kentucky. He was a member of the A.O.U.W. and of the Knights of Honor, in each of which orders he carried $2,000, and of the Woodmen of the World with whom he had $3,100 insurance. It is a matter of credit to these great beneficent Orders and of comfort to his friends, to know that the officials of each and all of them were present at his bedside, striving to do what might be done to smooth the last hours of a dying brother.
Dr. Hadley was a member of the Christian Church, which he joined two years ago, and of which he had been an official for a year. He was a man of uncommon purity of mind and character - in every better sense of the word, a man.
No blame attaches to the motorman, John Hanley, who is completely broken up about it; nor to the streetcar company. The car was going at a slow rate, as evidenced by its stopping within ten feet of the accident. A city ordinance forbids a motorman stopping a car on the first crossing, where the unfortunate man attempted to get on, and it is strictly against the company's rules for anyone to board a moving car or any car upon the front platform.
The funeral services will be held at the Christian Church tomorrow morning at 10:00, following which the remains will be interred at Greenwood Cemetery. The pallbearers will be: Joseph Fowlkes, J.H. Turnley, M.A. Stratton, Ben Stainbrook, W.R. Bringhurst, Lee Pickering and I.P. Gerhart.



70    JAMES NOLAN


From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf


April 29,1879--Squire James Nolan, an old citizen of this county, who many years served as a magistrate for his district, #20, died on the 19th.
Squire Nolan was one of the few eccentric men who decided to see and inspect his own coffin. Some of our readers will remember that we noted the fact about eight years ago that Squire Nolan had employed a cabinet maker to come to his house and make him a coffin according to his directions and after it was done, got in it to see if it would fit and it was so tight that the man had to turn it over to shake him out. It pleased him however, and he kept it in his house till his death. He was a man of great firmness and sustained an honest character.



71    HENRY BOX


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


February 21,1880--The southbound freight train, on Monday 9th, ran over and killed a Negro boy named Henry Box, aged about 16 years, on the bluff between here and Palmyra. It seems it could not have been avoided. This bluff on the road seems to be unfortunate, from frequency of killings there.



72    JOHN ALLCORN


From: The River Counties


February 20,1864--Allcorn, John, died in this city Feb. 11, 1864 of consumption.



73    JAMES BAXTER


From: The River Counties


November, 1819--Died in Port Royal on the 6th, Col. James Baxter, for many years a citizen of this place.



74    LAWRENCE WILSON COLEMAN


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


July 16-17, 1919--The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Coleman last Sunday and took their darling little boy, Lawrence Wilson. He was just 1 year and 18 days old. He had only been sick a few days.



75    JAMES SPE?OER


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


February 8,1861---Died in this city, on the 6th, Mr. James Spe?oer, of Consumption.



76    WILLIE W. IRBY


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


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

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



77    LEVI MYERS


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


February 21,1880--Mr. Levi Myers, an old and highly respected citizen, died at his residence on East Fork Creek of congestion of the stomach on Sunday last. He was 72 years old. His funeral was attended by a large concourse of friends, despite the bad weather.



78    JOHN LAYN


From: The Clarksville Chronicle


Died on Thursday the 11th after a long lingering of pulmonary consumption, Mr. John Layn of this county, formerly a citizen of New Providence, Tennessee.
Mr. Layn was an esteemed member of the Baptist Church.
“Though in the grave his body lies,
His soul is far above the skies,
Where forever with the blest,
He’ll lean his head on Jesus breast.
Sleep on, dear friend, Take your rest,
Our Heavenly Father thinks its best;
When from the Grave your dust shall rise,
Then we will meet you in the skies.”




79    GUSTAVUS A. HENRY


From: The River Counties


October 29,1840--Mr. Gustavus A. Henry, a Whig candidate for 11th Congressional District, Montgomery County.



80    GEORGE BOYD McCAULEY


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle

February 14,1862---Died, at the residence of his brother, Dr. R.D. McCauley, in this city, on Friday, the 7th, George Boyd McCauley, son of George J. McCauley, Esq., of this county, in the 18th year of his age.
This estimable young man volunteered in the service of his native South, in Col. Sugg’s company, and went to Frot Donelson with it. Duringa temporary service of his company, at Fort Henry, he was taken with pneumonia, and was brought to this city, very ill. Here at his brother’s he had every attention and aid that the devoted love of Father, Mother, Brothers and Sister, and medical skill could render, but all in vain. Death had laid his icy hand upon him but too surely, and his name is another added to the sad list of those whose life is the price fo the liberty we are struggling to secure. The deceased was a young man of fine mental endowment and generous amiable disposition---one who, not only in his family, but also among all his associates, was an esteemed favorite. He might reasonably have looked forward to a carreer of usefulness and honor, had he lived, but alas! No more for him can life have any prize, or ambition hold out any charm. He has fallen in the very Springtime of life, yet fallen full of the honors of the young soldier. His fellow-soldiers bear testimony tohis worth in the camp, and his eagerness for action in the field, and a grateful country will embalm his hame in her anuals, when those shall be gathered who gave their life for her liberty.
One so young as George, full of the ambition and hopes of a soldier, would, we should think, naturally shrink in terror, at the idea of dying, yet he met death calmly and resignedly. Something more and better than the nerve of a soldier sustained him. He had, several months ago, made a profession of religion, and joined the M.C. Church and he died with a bright consclousness that he was only receiving his transfer from the camps and battles of earth to the rest and reward of Heaven.



81    D.M. NEVIUS


From: The 83rd Illinoisan


March 17,1865--We regret to learn that D.M. Nevius of Co. D and George Hudson of Co. A were accidentally drowned on Tuesday of last week at Trice's Landing. They were in a canoe at the time which by some means was upset.



82    GEORGE HUDSON


From: The 83rd Illinoisan


March 17,1865--We regret to learn that D.M. Nevius of Co. D and George Hudson of Co. A were accidentally drowned on Tuesday of last week at Trice's Landing. They were in a canoe at the time which by some means was upset.

April 7,1865--The body of George Hudson, of Co A, who was drowned on the 6th day of March was found on Friday last, some 7 or 8 miles below town, in a pile of driftwood. His body was brought to this place and buried in the soldiers cemetery.



83    ANGELO LOGAN


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


January 18,1905--Relatives in this county have received notice of the death of Angelo Logan which occurred several weeks ago on the Isthmus of Panama where he was in the employment of the Government on the Panama Canal.
Mr. Logan was well-known throughout Montgomery County. He formerly lived in Clarksville where he worked at his trade, a stonecutter. He removed to a small farm in the 13th District about twenty years ago where he lived up to the time of his departure for Panama some time last summer. He leaves three children who reside in this county, Angelo, Jennie and Ollie Logan.



84    JESSE TURNER


From: Clarksville Gazette


November 20,1820--Mr. Jesse Turper died at the residence of Col. E. Searcy.



85    BURGESS HARRELSON


From: The River Counties


November 22,1820--Yesterday morning, Mr. Burgess Harrelson, a respectable citizen of this county passed away.



86    UNNAMED MALE CHILD


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


June 29,1907--I was called on yesterday to hold an inquest on the body of a white male child found dead by the side of the railroad, three miles south of here. The child appeared to be two weeks old, had on a knit shirt, a pair of crochet moccasins and a breech cloth, otherwise nude. The cloth was part of a flour sack branded “Pillsbury’s Best, Minneapolis Mills”.
The discovery was made by the trackwalker at 9:00 Thursday morning, and the child did not seem to have been dead a great while. The verdict of the jury was that it had been killed by being dropped from a train by some one unknown to the jury.
Everything about the body was nice and tidy, except the flour sack, and it is the opinion of those who saw it that a murder has been committed. The body was buried in the graveyard nearby on the Cook Farm.
B.J. Corban



87    JAKE LEE (son of)


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


March 8,1899--Mr. Jake Lee’s little boy died last week.



88    JOHN BUMPUS


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


September 20,1910--John Bumpus, a well known citizen residing near Liverworth in this county, was almost instantly killed this morning by being thrown from his buggy in a runaway.
Mr. Bumpus and his wife had started to the burial of a relative on Indian Creek and had proceeded only a few miles when the mule which they were driving became frightened and ran away.
Both persons were thrown from the buggy, and Mr. Bumpus died within five minutes. Mrs. Bumpus is seriously injured, but will recover.
The deceased was about 60 years old and was prominent in Montgomery County.



89    ANDREW LONG


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


February 15,1861---Died at his residence in this county, on the 25th of January, of consumption, Andrew Long, about 40 years of age.



90    JOSEPH NATHANIEL BLACKFORD


From: As told by Robert Davidson (Duck’s Journal)


Joseph Nathaniel Blackford died at Linton, Kentucky on June 11,1908. He was buried in Batson-Blackford graveyard, south of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee.



91    THURMAN SUITER


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


September 26,1927--Injuries received in a fall of some 18 or 20 feet down a steep incline on the Round Pond road a mile above the Cumberland River Bridge about 7:15 this morning proved fatal an hour later to Thurman Suiter, 22, employee of the State Department of Highways and Public Works. The victim died form a fracture of the skull and a deep laceration of the left temple. His left collar bone was also fractured.
Mr. Suiter was engaged in clearing away dirt & rock to make way for the limestone which is to be spread. He was standing on a large rock above the sharp incline working alone when the stone slipped, hurling him to an untimely death.
He was survived by his parents, Ernest and Mrs. Janie Suiter; three brothers, Oscar, Vernon and Dillman Suiter; his young widow Mrs. Lizzie York Suiter, and an 8-month-old daughter Gladys Mae, all of District 13.



92    JOHN W. HANNER


From: The River Counties


Hanner, Reverend John W. died February 1907 in Clarksville. He was born February 10,1840 in Williamson County; married Blanche, born 1843 in Maury County, died in 1875. Mr. Hanner served in the Kentucky Cavalry under Gen. J.H. Morgan. Mr. Hanner has been married five times.



93    JOSEPH H. HARRIS


From: The River Counties


Harris, Joseph H. of New Providence died February 24,1858. He had been killed with an axe by slaves; murdered by one of his own negroes with an axe last Friday night. The slave was hanged by a group of citizens.

See article #218 in Keeping the Peace for complete story.




94    BATSON MILLS


From: Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle


July 19,1893--Batson is a son of the late Thomas Mills and married a daughter of Dr. J.G. Rogers of Pleasant Mound. They have one child. Mr. Mills was a good citizen, and his friends will be pained to hear of the accident. He died on the night of July 19,1893. Internment at Salem Church Cemetery.

See article #163 in Remembrances of Our Past for complete story.




95    JONATHON A. GHOLSON


From: As told by Robert Davidson (Duck’s Journal)


July 29,1892--At a called meeting of McAllister Lodge #402, F & A.M., July 25 A.D. 1892, A.S. 5892, he under signed were appointed a committee to draft resolutions expressing our grief at the death of Brother Jonathan A. Gholson. They made the following report, which was adopted:
Whereas it has pleased the Allwise ruler of the Universe to remove from our midst our beloved brother, Jonathan A. Gholson, who was born in Montgomery County, Tennessee, December 26,1838 and departed this life July 25,1892 at 5:00 a.m. He professed religion in Virginia in 1863 while he was n the army of the Confederacy. Joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South at Antioch, and was received in full membership after returning home in 1865, by the Reverend Mark W. Gray; has lived a consistent member ever since; has served as steward, trustee, and secretary of church conference for the last 15 years. (Was member of Martha’s Chapel at time of death.)
Brother Gholson was a Master Mason in McCulloch Lodge in 1865, was a Christian member of McAllister Lodge #402, was its first master and has served as master eight terms, and has filled other offices in the lodge with fidelity. At his death, he held the office of Senior Warden. Therefore be it resolved, that in the loss of Brother Gholson our lodge has lost one of its most useful and efficient members, the church a strong pillar, the community a useful citizen, the poor a kind friend and present help in time of distress, his wife a devoted husband, his children a kind and loving father; to his wife and children we would say, weep not for him but seek the abode whither he has gone, where all tears are wiped away and parting will be no more.
That we wear the usual badge of mourning for 30 days, and that these resolutions be spread on the minutes of the lodge, and that the family be furnished with a copy of them, and that they be published in the Clarksville Tobacco Leaf Chronicle.
W.G. Hunt & Wes Orgain



96    THOMAS G. MANNING


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


March 18,1913--Thomas G. Manning, age 51, died at his home in the 13th District at 1:00 p.m. after a long illness from tuberculoses. He had lived in this county all his life.
Survivors are wife and four children; two sons, Howard and Garfield and two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Harris and Mrs. Elsie Baldwin. Five brothers; two in Texas and Joe, Alva, and John of Clarksville. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Services at Pleasant View Baptist Church by Reverend Ryland Knight. Interment will be at the church burying ground.



97    JOHN KELLOW


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


November 9,1927--Death at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon brought to a close the colorful life of John Kellow, Confederate Veteran, 89 years old, who had been ill at his residence in the Salem Community for some three weeks. Generous and brave in a fault, Mr. Kellow in his long residence in this county made hundreds of friends who mourn his death.
Mr. Kellow’s army experience was thrilling. He often narrated incidents of his career in the Confederate army with his old comrades when they gathered to reminisce over the days when they wore the gray and fought for the South and states rights.
Enlisting is company L, under Captain Hewitt in the Fourteenth Tennessee regiment, in which Mr. John Hurst also fought; Mr. Kellow followed his regiment through the West Virginia campaign under General Robert E. Lee in 1861. He was detailed at Warm Springs, Virginia as a teamster and remained with his regiment in that role until transferred under General “Stonewall” Jackson’s command at Harrisonburg, Virginia.
During Jackson’s campaign Mr. Kellow was transferred to the Western Confederate army and joined the cavalry under General Wheeler (indefinite). During the closing days of the war while Mr. Kellow and a band of other Southern sympathizers were molesting Union forces in this vicinity, a young man known as Bentley, the son of the operator of a store in Clarksville opposite the present Hurst-Boillin store on Franklin Street, made boastful threats as to how he would cross Cumberland River and kill the members of the band.
Hearing of this, Mr. Kellow and Mick Carney one night crossed the Cumberland and while Bentley was dancing at the old home of Mr. Ben Coulter near the corporate limits of Clarksville, they captured him and hastily whisked him across the river. Here they held him for a $1,000 ransom, which his father paid.
When the war closed, Mr. Kellow was arrested by Union men and was confined in the Clarksville jail. After being chained for a time to his cell, Mr. Kellow was finally tried and sentenced to be hanged. Here is where bloomed as pretty a romance as ever a novelist penned on the events of the war. Miss Alice Matthews, whom he later married and who survived him, having a deep affection for the doomed prisoner at once began tireless efforts to save his life.
With the aid of three friends, William Taylor, Charles Meriwether, and Gip Irving; Miss Matthews succeeded in buying his captors off and had the prisoner transferred to Russellville, Kentucky. Not fancying the feeling in Russellville, the young woman had him transferred to Bowling Green, and finally to Louisville. Here she bought his freedom. Mr. Kellow returned to his beloved Tennessee and the pretty romance ended as it should. During the trying days of the reconstruction Miss Matthews and Mr. Kellow were married.
Shortly after their marriage they migrated to Texas where they resided some twenty-six of twenty-seven years. Returning to Tennessee the family purchased the Ramey place, one of the oldest homesteads in the county, where they have since resided and where Mr. Kellow died.
Mr. Kellow is survived by his loyal widow, who was as faithful to him in their married life as she was during the trying days of the imprisonment; and four children, Gill and Stewart Kellow, who are both in the west; Dick, of Oklahoma City, and Mattie Kellow of Denver, Colorado.
Mrs. Kellow, who is 87 years old, is as well-known in this section as her husband was. Despite her age, she makes semi-weekly visits to Clarksville where she markets the truck produce.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.



98    B.W. MARTIN


From: The Leaf Chronicle


June 23,1903--Captain B.W. Martin, a well-known citizen of the Sailor’s Rest vicinity, died at his home Monday afternoon at 3:00. He had been in failing health for more than a year. Captain Martin had followed farming pursuits principally but had been educated for the law. He achieved distinction in the Confederate Service, having reached the rank of Captain of one of the companies of the Fifth Tennessee Regiment commanded by Col. C.A. Sugg. His wife and several children survive him. He was about 70 years of age.



99    HENRY MOCKABEE


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


October 23,1908--Squire Henry Mockabee, a well-known citizen of District 18, died last night of heart trouble and general disabilities caused by his advanced age. He was in his 82nd year and spent the greater part of his life in this county, where he was highly respected by all that knew him. He was a Confederate soldier and was for years a member of the county court. Survivors are Charles and Ernest and Mesdames Nannie McCullon and Thomas Harvey. The funeral took place this afternoon at 3:00 at the home burial ground.



100    JAMES R. LEE


From: The Weekly Chronicle


December 26,1874--At a call meeting of Indian Creek Grange #364, Patrons of Husbandry, held November 23,1874, to attend the funeral and burial of brother, James R. Lee, who departed this life at his residence, November 22,1874, the following resolutions and adopted:
Resolved, that in the death of our worthy brother, Indian Creek Grange #364, has lost one of its best members, a citizen of rare social qualities, who has gone to try the realities of an unknown region beyond this mode of existence.
G.T. Abernathy, C.B. Plummer, James D. McCurdy, committee.



101    HERBERT EATON HAYNES SR.


From: The Weekly Chronicle


Herbert Eaton, Sr., born May 19,1819 in Montgomery County, died March 7,1878. He was married in 1848 to Marion B. Tyler, born June, 1823 in Kentucky and died July, 1901; daughter of William and Emily Hurt Tyler.



102    HARRY PARKER


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


September 19,1919--Harry Parker, 74, died suddenly at his home at Shiloh Wednesday night. Mr. Parker had worded all day, eaten a hearty supper and was in fine spirits, very jolly, and jovial. After supper, he went to the stock barn and upon his return, lay upon the bed and engaged in a conversation with members of his family in the room. Suddenly he turned over and was dead in a few minutes.
Born December 1,1845 in Virginia, spent most of his life in Montgomery County since 1862.
On September 10,1879, he married Miss America Ann Powers. They had 11 children, with 8 that survive. Funeral services on Tuesday conducted by Esquire Joe Trotter, burial in the Taylor burial ground at Shiloh.



103    ISAAC NICKS


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


June 27,1899--Isaac Nicks, aged 72 years, died yesterday, at his home near Lone Oak from dropsy. Mr. Nicks had been in ill health for five or six years. Many years ago, he filled the post of Blacksmith for the old Tennessee Furnace, and afterwards turned his attention to the trade of a stonemason. He has been a familiar figure in that portion of the county for many years. He was known as a clever man and good citizen. He was a Confederate soldier and a member of the Christian Church. His remains were interred today at Lone Oak Church.



104    GRIFFIN ORGAIN


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


November 30,1897--Mr. Griffin Orgain, one of the pioneer citizens of Montgomery County, is dead. The end came peacefully at Orgain’s Crossroads, on the south side. He was 86 years and 6 months old.
Native of Virginia, but removed to this section when a young man, and first lived upon the Cumberland River about eighteen miles from the city, owning a large plantation and sold wood to the boats on the river about half a century ago.
He removed to the south side, where he was a large landowner. He was a Methodist, and a long time member of county court.
His children are: Wesley Orgain, on old home place; Benjamin Orgain, at Orgain’s Crossroads; Mrs. S.T. Neblett, and Mrs. Dr. Oliphant of Dickson. He is to be buried at the Old Ramey burying ground near Salem Methodist Church.



105    HENRY ARMS


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


March 1,1909--Henry Arms died this morning. He had been city ferryman for a number of years and had many acquaintances. He was formerly a member of the state guard and came to this county when a boy. He was born in Davis County, Kentucky and was 40 years old. He was son of S.B. Arms and a brother of Charles and George Arms. A wife and four children survive him. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Red Men Organization.

HENRY ARMS

From: The River Counties

Henry Arms, killed by lightening in New Jersey, buried July 17,1917 in Montgomery County, the first WW1 death.



106    WILLIAM L. ALLEN


From: Clarksville Tobacco Leaf


February 22,1877--Mr. William L. Allen, of Shiloh, in this county, died last Thursday, the 15th, in the 84th year of his age. Mr. Allen lived an active life, an honest, temperate, upright, Christian man, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and died seemingly in perfect health, sinking sweetly into rest without a pain or murmur of discomposure. How blest is the man who lives to die such a death.

From: Clarksville Chronicle
February 24,1877--Another link that binds us to the past is broken, Yes, sad thought, the old who have directed and controlled so long the affairs of men, in greater or lesser positions, passed away. Mr. Allen, better known as Uncle Billy, died in this county on the 15th.
He was extensively known--noted for his liberality, his house was ever the home of friend and stranger. Active and bold, he was of necessity a leader in his neighborhood. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a true Christian. We can hardly term his leaving, death, at the advanced age of 84 years, without pain he slept the sleep that knows no awakening. So far as memory serves us, he was our 3rd oldest citizen in the county, two others surviving him.



107    JOHN KELLY


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


January 5,1901--Thursday night about 8 o'clock, John Kelly, aged about 64 years, cut his throat fearfully with a razor and lay for 24 hours without medical attention. He is still alive and will recover.
Kelly was formerly in the employ of Kincannon Brothers as a tinner and was considered a good workman. He had been off the job for some time; it is understood he was a laudanum fiend and had run out of the drug, and brooding over this situation led to the rash deed. He used a razor and cut right across the jugular vein, missing severing it by about the thickness of a sheet of paper.
The desperate act was done in Buck Arms' house, just across the river from town. He was alone in the house at the time. Last night, Dr. Ellis was called to attend him, and took seven stitches in his neck, closing up the wound. He had lost a great deal of blood and was very weak. Asked why he did the deed, Kelly said that he had run out of laudanum and thought that the razor route was just as good.

Jan. 10, 1901--John Kelly, who cut his own throat a few days ago, died and was buried yesterday. He leaves a wife and four children.



108    DAVE IRBY


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


December 1,1910--Dave Irby, an old and respected colored citizen residing near Edmondson Ferry, died last night from senility. He died not knowing his age, but it was generally reckoned at more than 100 years. It is quite certain that his mother lived to 110.
The white people who knew him held Dave in high esteem, and he was a factor for good with his race.



109    ATLAS NORTHINGTON


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


February 15,1861---Died in this county, on the 13th, of consumption, Atlas Northington, about 33 years of age.



110    MR. HARMON


From: Semi-Weekly Leaf Chronicle


February 21,1896--Mr. Harmon, the ferryman at the Palmyra landing, died this morning at 8:00 after an illness of only about 48 hours, of brain trouble, aged about 55 years. He had been in charge of the Palmyra Ferry for the past 15 years, and was a good citizen of the section in which he lived so long. He leaves a family.



111    WILLIAM H. FESSEY


From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf


June 21,1895--Whereas, it has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from our midst, by death, May 29th, one of our old land marks, Brother William H. Fessey, and Whereas, Brother Fessey was a charter member of this Lodge, having been made a Mason in Acacia Lodge No. 157, December 11,1849, and Whereas, He was a great Lover of the fraternity, and one of the most zealous and active members when young and a friend and advisor of the younger members in his last years, therefore Resolved, that while we humbly bow to this decree of the Grand Master of the Universe, we feel we have lost a most worthy member and deplore his death.
Resolved, that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the lodge and a copy sent the Leaf-Chronicle for Publication.
M.C. Powers, S.B. Powers, & B.J. Corban Committee.



112    SAM H. HUNTER


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


April 21,1916--Mr. Sam H. Hunter, one of the most respectable farmers of this community, was struck and killed by lightning between 2 and 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon near Grafton Dickson’s hay shed as he was riding horseback to his home from his river bottom. The horse that he was riding was also killed. His body was found shortly after it was struck by men who had taken refuge in the barn from the storm. He was a son of the late Drew Hunter and was born in Dickson County 54 years ago, but had been a resident of the Southside community a greater part of his life. He was one of the most prosperous and highly respected citizens of that community and was widely known and highly regarded by all who knew him.



113    JACK LIVINGSTON


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle


July 12,1900--Yesterday afternoon at 1:15 engaged with a number of other bridge carpenters in placing some heavy guiders on the Red River Bridge trestle, Jack Livingston was struck in the back by one of the timbers, which slipped away from the men who were lifting it into place, about six feet above the ground, and so severely injured that in spite of medical attention he died about 4:00 that evening.
Last night the body was taken out on the train to Palmyra, where his family resides, and this afternoon at 4:00 the funeral will take place. The remains will be interned in the Wickham burying ground.
Mr. Livingston was a hard working, honest man, well liked by all who came in contact with him. He was a brother-in-law of Dr. John William Wickham, and leaves a wife and four children.



114    JOHN CALDWELL


From: Tennessee Watchman


December 7,1821--John Caldwell Sr., 90 years & 90 days, elder of the Presbyterian Church, died on the 29th.



115    CARSON C. CARLISLE


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


July 9,1901--Carson C. Carlisle of Sadlersville died yesterday of heart trouble. He was a Confederate soldier. Burial was in Clarksville.



116    CHRISTOPHER NORFLEET CARNEY


From: The River Counties


Christopher Norfleet Carney, born 1782 in North Carolina, died in 1862 in Montgomery County; married Elizabeth Johnson and Margrett Carnes Lynn.



117    HENRY LEON HEFLIN


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


Henry Leon Heflin, infant son of F. & E. Heflin, died September 27, 1857.



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120    JAMES CHANNEL


From: The Nashville Whig


April 16,1838--James Channel died by throwing himself in the Cumberland River below Clarksville and was drowned.



121    JOSEPH M. DUDLEY


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


March 27,1868--Dudley, Joseph M. Born December 29,1819. Age 48 years. Died March 3,1868, in Montgomery County, Tennessee. Eldest son of William A. Dudley. A Mason.
Interment at Dudley Cemetery, District #6.



122    BENJAMIN HERRING


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


October 19,1860---Died in this county on the 14th of disease of the heart, Mr. Benjamin Herring, in the 71st year of his age.
Mr. Herring was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was at the battle of New Orleans.



123    B.L. CLARK


From: The Nashville Banner


May 1,1913--B.L. Clark died Wednesday at Sango.



124    NEGRO MAN


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


February 15,1861---The body of a negro man, belonging to the estate of Bradley Martin, deceased, was found dead last Saturday morning in a barn belonging to Col. M.G. Gholson. It seems that the negro had ranaway some time last October, and nothing had been heard of him until the time mentioned. He had concealed himself in some Hay which was in the barn, and it is supposed that he was either drunk or was taken suddenly very ill, and was smothered to death, as there was no marks of violence on his person. The body was very much decayed, and must have been dead at least two months; the body was identified by a pass which was found on his person. S.F. Allen, Esq., held an inquest over the body, and the jury rendered a verdict in accordance with the above stated facts.



125    STEPHEN COCKE


From: The National Banner


May 30,1829--Stephen Cocke died in Montgomery County.



126    FRANK S. BEAUMONT


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


TRIBUTE OF RESPECT


October 18,1861--At a called meeting of Pythagoras Lodge, No. 23, I.O.O.F., it was announced that Past Grand Frank S. Beaumont, Captain of Company H in the 14th Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, in the Provisional army of the Confederate States of America, on the 6th day of October, 1861, died at Warm Springs, Bath county, Virginia, of Typhoid fever contracted while in active service at the head of his company.
On motion, T. McCulloch, T.W. King and W.W. Kirby were appointed a committee to draft an appropriate tribute of respect. They reported as follows, which was unanimously adopted and ordered to be spread on the Minutes, and a copy sent to the family of the deceased, and the city and Lynchburg, Virginia, papers requested to publish same.
Born and reared in our midst, Brother F.S. Beaumont was intimately known by as a endeared personally and officially by many years of kind and affectionate intercourse in all the walks of life, and as an officer and member of this Lodge. We will miss him sadly in a thousand ways and places.--We can bear sincere testimony to his integrity, energy, honesty and friendship. Wherever he was ?? He was found not wanting. Young active, brave, intelligent--he gave promise of a brilliant future--which, alas! has been prevented by the fell destroyer who
“-----loves a shining mark.”
To his bereaved wife and three little children we can offer no consolation--their loss is irreparable--but we can and do assure them that this Lodge will ever have a warm heart and an open hand to sympathize with and relieve and support them in all the vicissitudes of this life. And they can proudly refer to the deceased as one of untarnished reputation, and an exemplary, useful and respected gentleman and a Christian.



127    ABRAHAM K. COLEMAN


From: The Nashville Banner


Abraham K. Coleman, 82, was buried December 19,1860. He was Justice of the Peace before the Civil War; he was a Methodist. He was buried beside his wife in Greenwood Cemetery.



128    A.K. COLEMAN


From: The Nashville Banner


July 4,1901--A.K. Coleman, 84, died this morning at Bellamy.



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130    ROBERT COLLINS


From: The River Counties


A tribute of respect by Lodge 29 for Robert Collins who passed on April 29,1857.



131    HENRY W. COMPERRY


From: The Nashville Banner


November 22,1901--Henry W. Comperry, 27, son of W.R. Comperry of Sango, died Monday. Burial in Sango Burying Ground.



132    WILLIAM B. COOK


From: The River Counties


William B. Cook died March 12,1860 of scarlet fever. He was the son of S.R. and Nancy J. Cook.



133    HORACE WILLINGTON COOKE


From: The River Counties


Horace Willington Cooke, 20, died February 25,1857 in New York City. He was the brother of Mrs. Dr. Hendricks of Clarksville.



134    JOSEPH HAYS COOPER


From: The River Counties


Joseph Hays Cooper died December 23,1858 in Jacksonport, Arkansas. He was the second son of Dr. C.R. Cooper.



135    THOMAS J. DONOHO


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


TRIBUTE OF RESPECT


October 19,1860---At a meeting of Clarksville Lodge No. 89, held on the evening of the 8th of October, the Worshipful Master announced to the Lodge, the death of Brother T.J. Donoho, when the following resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, That in the death of Brother Donoho, his family has lost an affectionate and devoted father, the Masonic Fraternity a warm friend and zealous brother, and society a most valuable and useful citizen.
Resolved, That we attend his funeral in a body to-morrow at 1:00 and pay the last tribute of respect to his memory.
Resolved, That we clothe the Jewels of the Lodge in mourning for thirty days, to show our respect for the memory of our deceased brother.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be furnished to the family of our deceased brother, and that the same be published in a city paper.
J.C. Read, W.M.
W.J. Ely, Secretary.



136    RICHARD HENRY


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


October 25,1861---Died in Dickson county, on the 21st, of diphtheria, Richard Henry, eldest son of William H. and S. Eliza Neblett---aged 12 years.



137    WILLIAM ANTHONY HARRIS


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


August 19,1859---Died at the residence of Joseph M. Jones in this city on the 13, William Anthony Harris, aged 27 years, 7 months and 11 days.
In the death of this young man, the community has been robbed of a truly rational, virtuous and amiable gentleman. Death often makes its approach unheralded. Not so in this instance. The disease which forever closed his mortal carrier, and transplanted his soul, we confidently trust, into the regions of Eternal bliss, was contracted in the town of Russellville, Kentucky four months before his obit. He was removed by his kind relative Mr. Jones, from Russellville to this city about two months since. Having been intimately acquainted with Mr. Harris, for a number of years, I feel that words are inadequate, to express my appreciation of his many excellent qualities. Nor is this appreciation confined to a limited number of his acquaintances for all who knew him, loved him. For sobriety affection for, and attention to his family, he was indeed remarkable attentive to, and energetic in his business pursuits, and strictly honest in healings with others, he had gathered around himself, a host of friends, whom he tenderly loved, and in their turn almost worshiped him. Volumes could be written in praise of William Hardin, but this is not with his many friends at a distance. Nothing, but the hope of his eternal happiness, can console his beraed Mother, brothers, and sisters. Mar their journey through life be as peaceful, and happy, as was that of the Son and Brother, and when death shall divide them here, may they meet him around Gods eternal throse, and be happy forever.
R.S.P.



138    WALTER CROSS


From: The River Counties


Walter Cross, infant son of John and Henrietta A. Cross, died September 6,1860 at New Providence.



139    LOVE CROUCH


From: The River Counties


Love Crouch, infant son of Dr. John S. and Mary, died March 16,1861.



140    JOHN C. MICKLE


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


August 26,1859---Died on the 20, at his residence in this county, after a long and protracted illness, John C. Mickle, aged 68 years.

JOHN C. MICKLE


September 9,1859---At a call meeting of Acacia Lodge, No.167, of Free and accepted Masons, held at New Providence, September 3,1859, at which the following committee was appointed to draft suitable resolutions expressive of our grief in being deprived of our worthy brother, John C. Mickle, whom it pleased the Allwise Creator to remove from our midst and who died August 29,1859. As a Mason, he was true to the Fraternity, as a husband and father, he was kind and affectionate, as a neighbor, he was respected and beloved by all that knew him, as a Christian, his life and labors are known to all with whom he associated; therefore comment or eulogy is unnecessary. His affliction, though protracted and of the most ???? character, was borne with patience and Christian fortitude. He frequently enjoyed the presence of God, and rejoiced in the prospect of Heaven, thus giving many bright evidences of that “faith that works by love, and purifies the heart, and overcomes the world.” He retained his right mind until his last moments, so that the bereaved companion and children are not left to mourn as others who have no hope.
Resolved, That while we bow humbly and submissively to the decrees of an Allwise Creator, we deeply mourn the loss, from our Fraternal and social circle, of our deceased brother, feeling, as we do, the vacancy in our ranks, but while we mourn, we are glad it is not without hope for we feel assured that his guileless sprit was only transplanted to a more congenial sphere, where the germination of those virtues will not be retarded as they are by a sinful existence here.
Resolved, That we sincerely condole with the family and relatives in this their deep affliction, and trust they may be enabled to draw comfort from that full pure source open to those whose friends fall asleep in their gracious Redeemer.
Resolved, That the Brethren of this Lodge, in token of the high esteem in which we held our deceased brother, wear the usual badge of mourning for the term of thirty days, and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of our deceased brother, and also be published in the Clarksville Chronicle.
V.W. Smith
R.A. Wilson
W.T.H. ????
New Providence, September 7,1859



141    JOSEPH WALKER


From: Clarksville Chronicle


September 14,1847---Died, suddenly, in this place, on the30th of August, in his 61st year, Joseph Walker, Esq., a native of Pennsylvania, and twenty years a resident of this county. Mr. W. had been long an acceptable member of the M.E. Church, and has left behind him an interesting family and a large circle of friends to emulate his Christian Example. His sudden and unexpected departure, is a solemn and impressive warning: “Be ye also ready!”



142    WILLIAM E. HARRISON


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


August 27,1858---Died on the 16, of consumption, Mr. William E. Harrison, of this city.



143    JAMES CUMMINGS


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


March 2,1861--James Cummings of Palmyra, son of Mrs. Rachel Cummings; a tribute of respect.



144    JOHN T. DABNEY


From: The National Banner


June 5,1833--Dr. John T. Dabney died May 27 of cholera on the steamboat "Companion" between Louisville and West Port. He was from Montgomery County.

From: The National Intelligencer

June 10,1833--Dr. John T. Dabney was buried at West Port, Oldham County, Kentucky.



145    RICHARD DAILEY


From: The National Banner


March 9,1832--Major Richard Dailey, member of the bar, died in Montgomery County.



146    RICHARD DALY


From: The National Banner


May 25,1834--Major Richard Daly of Montgomery County died.



147    WESLEY DAVIDSON (son of)


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


July 2,1901--The 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Davidson, died Saturday of the flux. Burial was in Palmyra.



148    WILLIAM DAVIS


From: The National Banner


May 16,1829--William Davis was killed by lightning in Montgomery Country.



149    KINDALL DAVIS


From: The National Banner


October 3,1834--Dr. Kindall Davis died in Montgomery County.



150    GEORGE WILEY GILL


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


October 25,1861---Died in this county, on the 20th, George Wiley, infant son of J.M. and E.V. Gill---aged 4 years.



151    AMBROSE DAVIS JR.


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


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



152    EDWARD DAVIDSON


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


November 15,1901--Edward Davidson, 24, was buried Sunday in City Cemetery. He died Friday of typhoid. Mr. Davidson was a member of the Red Men.



153    Z. DEAN


From: The Nashville Banner


May 19,1913--Z. Dean of Montgomery County died Saturday. He had previously attempted suicide and was quite despondent.



154    GEORGE R. DICKINSON


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


June 18,1858--George R. Dickinson, age 2 years, 10 months, 28 days, died June 11, the son of J. Cole and M.E. Dickinson.



155    R. BURKS DONALDSON


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


September 13,1901--R. Burks Donaldson, 26, son of William A. Donaldson, formerly of New Providence, died Wednesday in Nashville. Burial in City Cemetery in Clarksville.



156    HENRY BROOKS DONOHO


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


Henry B. Donoho, 11, died July 5,1855, the son of Dr. Thomas J. Donoho.



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159    WILLIAM MCCLURE DRANE


From: History of Tennessee


William M. Drane, born September 29,1826, died December 9,1909. He was the son of Walter H., married Amelia Haddox who was born February 22,1836 in Logan County, Kentucky.



160    GEORGE W. DYE


From: Nashville True Whig


October 25,1850--Rev. George W. Dye died the 7th in Montgomery County. He was an M.E. minister.



161    ROBERT THOMAS ELLIOTT


From: The River Counties


Robert Thomas Elliott, 9 months, 25 days, died August 2,1860 in Port Royal. He was the youngest son of David A. and Susan Elliott.



162    JAMES SEAT


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


October 26,1860---Died on Thursday, the 18th, at his parents’ residence, James, only son of Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Seat, of this city, in the 6th year of his life.
Rarely has it ever been that the hand of Death has brought deeper affliction to a household than when it was laid upon little Jimmy. Not only was it deeply distressing to his father and mother, but so it was, also, to all who knew the lovely little boy. He was truly a child of unusual endowment, and one to whom we could not but become attached, when we knew him well. We know that we can say nothing now to assuage the terrible grief of little Jimmy’s father and mother. The Almighty who has smitten, alone can comfort them. The dear little boy has been taken by Him “who doeth all things well;” and is freed from all the ills of this life, to swell the hand of happy little angels in Heaven.



163    ALBERT ROBERT LEE EMINISOR


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


September 1,1865--Albert Robert Lee Eminisor, age 1 year, 5 months, 19 days, died August 26 of diphtheria. He was the son of G.W.H. and Martha A. of New Providence.
In Heaven with little brother and sister




164    RICHARD C. EVANS JR.


From: The River Counties


Cpl. Richard C. Evans Jr. of Palmyra died December 9,1917 in France of accidental gunshot wound.



165    JACOB FELKNER


From: Tennessee Watchman


February 23,1821--Died at Port royal, in this county, Mr. Jacob Felkner, in his 57th year of his age. He was a man without guile, possessed many good qualities, and as few bad ones as are usually to be found in frail men.



166    LAMBERT FITCHTINGE


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


August 16,1901--Lambert Fichtinge, 9, son of Felix, died yesterday. Burial in City Cemetery.



167    LOU FLETCHER


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


January 3,1902--Lou Fletcher, age 82, died Wednesday near Jordan Springs. Burial in the family burying ground.



168    CHARLES M. FORT


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


June 15,1860--Charles M. Fort; a tribute; he was a member of No.1 Independent Deluge Fire Co.

July 15,1860---At a meeting of the Independent Deluge Fire Company, No. 1, held at their Engine Room, in Clarksville, Tennessee, on the 9th day of June, 1860, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:
Charles M. Fort, a member of this Company;
and,
Whereas, We desire to put on record a tribute of respect to his memory; therefore,
Resolved, That in the death of Charles M. Fort this Company has lost a gallant member, the community a useful and ornamental citizen, and his relatives one of whom they might well be proud, and to whom they had every reason to be attached.
Resolved, That as a token of respect for the deceased, the accoutrements, equipage, and Hall of this Company be dressed with crape, and that each member wear upon his left arm the funeral badge for thirty days.
Resolved, That these resolutions be entered on the minutes, and that the Secretary furnish a copy to the family of the deceased, and one to the city papers for publication, with the request that the Springfield Speculator copy the same.
F.S. Beaumont, Pres’t
J.T.S. Nicholson, Sec’y



169    JOSIAH W. FORT


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


October 15,1858--Josiah W. Fort; a tribute of respect from the Boston, Texas Lodge.



170    JOHN FORTSON


From: The Nashville Banner


June 2,1832--John Fortson, 39, died in Montgomery County.



171    JOHN GAYLE


From: The River Counties


John Gayle died in Clarksville on March 3,1831. He was the Principal of the Academy in Clarksville.



172    FREDERICK GOLAY


From: The River Counties


Frederick L. Golay, 62, died August 4,1860 of pneumonia at New Providence. He was a native of Canton de Vaud, Switzerland.



173    SMALL BOY


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


April 22,1859---A small boy belonging to Mr. Goodlet Brown died last Saturday after being thrown from a mule.

See article #455 in Remembrances of Our Past for complete story.




174    WILLIAM GREENFIELD


From: The River Counties


William Greenfield of the house of Greenfield & Cromwell, died in Clarksville of cholera on July 8,1835.



175    JAMES GREER


From: The River Counties


James Greer of Clarksville, died on last Thursday, April 19,1823.



176    EDWARD GRIFFIN


From: The River Counties


Edward Griffin died on the 28th of cholera at West Port, Kentucky. He was from Montgomery County. (1833, no month given)



177    SAMUEL T. HALLIBURTON


From: The River Counties


Samuel T. Halliburton died Wednesday near Sango following an operation for appendicitis. He was for 42 years a member of the county court. Burial in Sango Cemetery. (July 26,1901)

SAMUEL T. HALLIBURTON


Samuel T. Halliburton, 57, died in Clarksville of a lingering illness. He served in 11th Regt. during the Civil War; burial in the Confederate plot at Greenwood. (March 1898)



178    B.E. HENDERSON


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


B.E. Henderson died February 19,1860.



179    ABNER V. HAMPTON


From: The River Counties


Abner V. Hampton died on the 15th in Eddyville, Kentucky. He was formerly of Montgomery County. (April 1823)



180    WHITEMAN HARPER


From: The River Counties


Whiteman Harper died in 1876 at an advanced age. He came to Montgomery County in 1812 from Virginia.



181    BEN G. HARPER


From: The River Counties


B.G. Harper, born in 1832, died January 16,1894. He was the son of Whiteman Harper. Mr. Harper was married to Mary A. Coke.



182    JOSEPH BAYLISS


From: Tennessee Watchman


February 1836--Pvt. Joseph Bayliss, age 28, born and raised in Montgomery County, died in defense of the Alamo in Texas. He was a member of Col. Davy Crockett's band.



183    B.W. USSERY


From: Cabins to Castles


Dr. B.W. Ussery died November 1,1894. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and practiced medicine in this area for many years. He was born July 21,1829 and during the Civil War, he served as a surgeon in the Confederate Army with the 42nd Tennessee Regiment.



184    JOSEPH T. ACREE


From: The River Counties


Joseph T. Acree, 6 years, 11 months, died February 27,1860 of scarlet fever. He was the son of Joab C. Acree.



185    CHARLES M. HITER


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


December 29,1865---We are pained to record the death of Mr. Charles M. Hiter, which occurred near Tait’s Station, in this county, on the 25th. Mr. H. was a young man of fine intellect, and possessed of a warm and generous nature. He was the last member of his immediate family connection. He leaves two interesting little children and many devoted friends to mourn his loss. His remains were deposited in Trinity Cemetery in this city.



186    DAVID ADAMS


From: National Banner


David Adams, died at LaFayette Ironworks, Montgomery County, June 29,1831.



187    ROBERT POSTON


From: Clarksville Chronicle


December 22,1846---Died this Tuesday morning 22nd Robert, son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Poston.
The friends and acquaintances of their family are invited to attend the funeral from the residence this afternoon at 3:00. Services at the Methodist Episcopal Church, at 2:30.



188    GEORGE FRANK PENDLETON


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


April 8,1859---Died February 23,1859, George Frank Pendleton, late of Belton, Texas formerly of Clarksville, Tennessee, aged 32 years. He was a young man of fine attainments and high moral worth, and around him had cluctered many fond hopes and glowing anticipations which, alas! were not destined to be realized. Two years ago the attack of an insidious and fatal disease, consumption, warned his friends that those high hopes were vain; that the hand of an inscrutable Providence was already extended t6o cut short a career of usefulness and honor. Some years have elapsed since he found a home in the far west, and severnt attached associates here, companions of his youth, and shared in his high asperations, have Been called to the same bourne, but there are still many around his early home, who cherish his membory with fond reard, and will pay to it the tribute of a tear.
April 8,1859



189    CALEB ANGLIN


From: The River Counties


Caleb Anglin, deceased January 23,1857; heirs-at-law were William M. Shelton and wife, et al; Pauline Anglin, et al; and others.



190    BENJAMIN HERRING


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


Benjamin Herring, 71, died October 14, 1860 of heart disease. He was a soldier in the War of 1812 and served at the Battle of New Orleans.



191    MR. RICHARDSON


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


February 22,1861---Mr. Richardson was fatally injured while employed on the new telegraph line.

See article #482 in Remembrances of Our Past for story.




192    S.B. ARMS


From: Nashville Banner


April 25,1913--S.B. Arms died Thursday, 2 miles out of Clarksville.



193    JOHN ARMSTEAD


From: Clarksville Weekly Cronicle


John Armstead, 23, died July 25,1865, after a short illness.



194    JAMES ATKINS


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


July 26,1861--James Atkins, 18, son of J. and Virginia Atkins, died July 12,1861 in Knoxville; brought back to Clarksville for burial; he was in Capt. Lockhart's Co.; the first from Montgomery County to die in the war.



195    HENRY W. AVERITT


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


June 5,1857--Mr. Henry W. Averitt, born in Varginia in 1800, died June 3,1857 of congestive chill in Clarksville, Tennessee. Interment in City Cemetery.



196    NICHOLAS E. BAGWELL


From: Nashville Banner


April 6,1835--Nicholas E. Bagwell died in Montgomery County on the 18th, age 38.



197    W.J. BAGWELL


From: The River Counties


Dr. W.J. Bagwell, 33, died, at the home of his father, October 18,1859 of consumption.



198    HENRY L. BAILEY


From: Christian Records


March 4,1848 - Henry L. Bailey, 30, eldest son of Major Charles B. Bailey, died.



199    CHARLIE BAILEY


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


Died in this city, on Tuesday night, the 24, after a brief but very severe illness, Charlie, eldest son of James E. and E.M. Bailey, aged three and a half years.
We feel that we could but poorly tell the distress that the death of little Charlie occasioned. Not only to the household of which he was a continual joy, but to their neighbors and friends who knew the little fellow well, was it a severe and afflictive dispensotion. Little Charlie was a child of unusual promise, and well might hopes of his future usefulness and happiness be indulged. Handsome in person, sprightly in mind, and of a kind and lovely disposition, he could not but attach himself to all who knew him; but, alas! like so many of the bright and beautiful things that we love here, he has been taken away. But let it not be that it was only to chastise and afflict us; rather let it be that it was God’s wise plan to win us to that Heaven where little Charlie now is..



200    JESSE BAILEY


From: Clarksville Weekly Chronicle


January 23,1857--Jesse Bailey, deceased, administrator's notice.




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