Hickman County, TN


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ADCOCK, MRS. CATHERINE - aged 77, mother of Al Adcock of this city, died in Hickman county on the 6th inst. Her remains were brought to this city Tuesday last, and buried at Rose Hill Cemetery.

(Nashville union and American., July 11, 1873) Submitted by K. Rogers

ALLEN, BIRDIE - After a two weeks' confinement, of pneumonia, Mrs. Birdie Allen, wife of Mr. Buck Allen, died last Tuesday morning at her home on Center avenue, this city, aged 78 years. Deceased was noted for her goodness of heart and abundant Christian virtues. She was the mother of ten sons and daughters, all of whom, with her aged husband, survive her. She was a devoted member of the Christian Church, in which she had long been a faithful worker in the Master's cause, and in which she will be sadly missed. After funeral services Thursday, conducted by Elder J. B. Bradley, interment followed in Union Cemetery.
(Dickson County Herald, January 7, 1910) Submitted by Amanda Jowers (Note: Is this the same person as Mary P. Allen below?)

ALLEN, CHARLES MOSES - Pinewood - The grim monster death has visited our quiet village and claimed for his victim our neighbor, C. M. Allen, who fell asleep at about 7:30 this a.m. with consumption.  He leaves a sorrowing wife and four children.

(The Hickman Pioneer, February 29, 1884)

Vernon - C. M. Allen, deceased, was interred at Hon. W. B. Russell's, with Masonic honors.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, March 14, 1884)

(Submitted by Leonard McCown.  Note from Leonard: Charles Moses Allen was my great great GF, and father of Virginia Belle Allen Beasley.)

ALLEN, MARY P. - Mrs. Mary P. Allen, wife of our aged and esteemed townsman, W. T. Allen, is no more. Her voice is silent, her footfall is heard no more across the threshold. There's and absent face and a vacant chair in the home. Wife and mother now rests quietly and peacefully with the multitudes who inhabit the silent cities of the dead. A new made mound in the Dickson cemetery marks the resting place of the mortal remains of Sister Allen. Sister Allen was the daughter of J. P. Beasley of Hickman county, and was born November 10, 1831; departed to try the realities of the mystic land beyond the vale on the 4th day of January 1910, being 78 years, 1 month and 24 days old. She had lived all her life in Hickman county, except the last few years, which she spent here in Dickson. She was married to brother W. Allen, September 20th 1848. To them were born ten children, three sons and seven daughters, all of whom are yet living. Mrs. Primm, the eldest; and Mrs. Speight, the youngest. There are also fifty-nine grandchildren, forty-nine great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, making at the time of her death, 121 members in this family. Brother and Sister Allen started out in their religious life as Baptists, but in the year 1851, they heard Elder James K. Spear preach a few discourses, and on the 9th day of July 1851, confessed faith in Christ and were baptized in Mill Creek, Hickman county, and a congregation was organized at Little Rock, and they worshipped there about 40 or 45 years. Sister Allen gave up this life following a severe attack of pneumonia. She was taken ill on Dec. 30, and on the night of the 31st all the children were sent a distress message calling them home, as it was seen she was sinking very rapidly, and the physician could offer them no hope. Two of the sons were in Texas, and were delayed on the route and did not reach Dickson until the night of the 4th. Too late. Her remains were laid to rest in Union Cemetery to await the last trumpet sound.
(Dickson County Herald, January 21, 1910) Submitted by Amanda Jowers (Note: Is this the same person as Birdie Allen above?)

ANDERSON, CHARLES GREGORY - Died at the residence of George Harbor, on Cane Creek, in this county, at about 6 o'clock p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 1885, of typhoid fever Charles Gregory Anderson, aged about 22 years.  The remains were entered at the grave yard, at John H. Anderson's, on Leatherwood on Monday.  The deceased was one of Hickman's worthiest and most promising young men, being a strictly Christian young man in all his walk and conversation.  He was born and raised in Hickman and has many relatives here.  He was engaged in teaching school at the time of his last sickness.  He was a member of the Methodist church at Centreville, and died in the hope of reward.  He was perfectly conscious of approaching death, and nearly two weeks before told his friends that the end was at hand and where he wanted to be buried.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, October 16, 1885)


ANDERSON, DALLAS - Dallas Anderson, colored, died at the home of his uncle, Robert Bailey, on last Friday, of pneumonia.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, January 21, 1887)


ANDERSON, ERASTUS C. - Died at the residence of Robert McClenahan, in Council Bend, at 11 1/2 o'clock last Sunday night, of consumption, Mr. Erastus C. Anderson, aged about 36 years.  He leaves a widow to mourn his loss.  He was interred beside the graves of his three little children, in Council Bend.

(The Hickman Pioneer, January 11, 1884)


ANDERSON, GEORGE P. T. - Died at the residence of his son, E. C. Anderson, on Lick creek, on the 22nd ult., after a protracted illness of consumption, Mr. George P. T. Anderson, aged 59 years, 3 months and 9 days.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, August 30, 1878)


ANDERSON, HENRY CRAIG - Died at his residence, in Anderson's bend, in this county, on Sunday, Dec. 19th, 1886, of dropsy, Mr. Henry Craig Anderson, aged 75 years, 1 month and 18 days.  The deceased was one of Hickman's most highly respected as well as oldest citizens.  He was born in North Carolina, being a son of Dick Anderson.  His father moved to Tennessee when our subject was small, settling in the "Kittle bend" of Duck river, in Maury county, where his father and mother lived and died.  Mr. H. C. Anderson was married to Miss Eliza Willey, and by this union 12 children were born, 4 of the number being dead.  He had been a farmer all his life, was of an unassuming disposition and never aspired to or held any office.  He was a strict member of the Methodist church and expressed himself as being ready to go.  He leaves a widow and 8 children as well as two sisters and two brothers.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, December 24, 1886)


ANDERSON, J. A. - Mr. J. A. Anderson died Wednesday afternoon at his home in Totty's Bend of rheumatism, age about 50 years. He was a representative and substantial citizen who had many staunch friends.
(Source: Hickman County News, Dec. 14, 1905 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


ANDERSON, JAMES - James Anderson, an aged citizen of Swan, died on last Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1887.  He was a son of William Anderson, and was born on the old homestead on which he died, Nov. 27, 1815.  He married Miss Louisa Gray, Dec. 26, 1844, who survives him, and was the father of six children, four of whom survive him.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, January 7, 1887)


ANDERSON, JAMES T. - James T. Anderson Dies In Humphreys - Prominent Citizen Succumbs to the Effects of Minor Accident; Many Attend Funeral Today at 2 p.m. - James T. Anderson, former Hickman Countian and for the past 35 years a successful farmer of Humphreys County, died yesterday morning at his home on Hurricane Creek, following several days illness with tetanus caused by a wound in the left foot made by a rusted nail. The injury was inflicted when Mr. Anderson stepped on a board thru which the nail was driven and which had been left on the barn lot of his farm home. Tetanus, or lock-jaw, developed several days later as the victim was seated at the dinner table with members of his family. Local physicians and Nashville specialists have since had charge of the case and hopes had been held for a recovery.  Funeral services will be held at the home this afternoon, followed by interment at the family cemetery at Hurricane Mills. It is expected that Elder N.B. Hardman, distinguished minister of the Church of Christ, will conduct the service. Deceased was born and raised in this county, the former family home being on Mill Creek in the Fifth civil district. He was married early in life to Miss Mary Ann Tidwell of near Bon Aqua, by whom he is survived with several children. The family has long been prominent in affairs of Humphreys County and hosts of friends in the county are bowed in sorrow at the passing of a beloved friend.  Mr. Anderson was a member of the Church of Christ the greater part of his life and was an active worker in the cause of the Master. He was a man of high ideals, a devoted husband and father and respected by all.
(Source: Hickman County News, June 19, 1924 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


ANDERSON, J. G., MRS. - Died at the residence on Beaver Dam, of consumption, on last Monday, Mrs. J. G. Anderson.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, September 6, 1878)


ANDERSON, JOE - Totty's Bend - A pall of gloom was cast over this community last Thursday by the death of Mr. Joe Anderson. While he had been ill for some time, his death was a shock to his many friends. Weep not, bereaved ones, for those racking pains torture him no more. He has gone where no threatening storm clouds lower and no chilling blast of winter can come. While he has paid the penalty all mortals owe, your loss is his gain, and it is pleasant to know that though he can't return to you, you can go to him.
(Source: Hickman County News, 21 Dec. 1905 - Submitted by K. Rogers)

ANDERSON, MARTHA LOUISE - Martha Louise, infant daughter of W. N. and Mary P. Anderson, was born Nov. 5, 1918, died of pneumonia Jan. 25, 1920, her stay on earth being brief.  Funeral services were conducted at the Totty's Bend church by Elder Charles Tidwell, burial in the church cemetery. She "cometh forth like a flower and is cut down;" she "fleeth likn a shadow and continueth not." Little Martha was a bud plucked on earth to bloom in paradise.  It is sad to know that the patter of her little feet, her lisping tongue, can be heard here no more; that little Martha lies cold in death, her eyes closed forever and her baby smile only a memory.  Yet Jesus said, "Suffer little children to come unto me." And little Martha has gone to abide with him evermore.
Her grandfather,
T. E. Williams
(Source: Hickman County News, Feb. 26, 1920 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


ANDERSON, SALLIE E. - Died at the residence, in Cook County, Texas, April 22, 1878, after an illness of five days, Mrs. Sallie E. Anderson, wife of P. P. Anderson and daughter of Mrs. Troy Broom of Centreville.  We are informed by Mr. J. P. Griner, that she seemed fully conscious of her condition, and died in the triumphs of the Christian religion.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, May 10, 1878)


ANDREWS, ELBERT P. - Died of consumption, in Guadalupe county, Texas, about 1:10 o'clock a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 1884, Elbert P. Andrews.  The deceased formerly worked as a printer in the Pioneer office, and was a brother to the late Rev. S. H. Andrews.  He was a clever, nice young man, loved by all who knew him.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, April 18, 1884)


ANGLAND, JOHN - Willow Grove -  John Angland died of cancer of the bowels, leaving a wife and five children to mourn his departure.
(Source: Hickman County News, Dec. 21, 1905 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


ANGLIN, JOHN - Defeated Creek - We are sorry to report the death of John Anglin. He was a good neighbor and citizen, and will be greatly missed from this community. He was ill a long time with stomach trouble. He leaves a wife and five children and a host of friends to mourn their loss. We pray God's blessings on his bereaved wife and little children.
(Source: Hickman County News, Dec. 14, 1905 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


ARNOLD, ARTEMUS B. - August 2, 1952 - Artemus B. Arnold, 75, retired farmer, died.  (Hickman County Times - (1952 in Review) - Thursday, January 1, 1953)


ASHWORTH, SUSIE NORMAN - Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Norman Ashworth, 63, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Camp Ground Presbyterian Church with Ralph Stout officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Ashworth died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilson Caldwell, in the Swan community, after a long illness.  A native of Hickman County, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Catherine Clark Norman.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.  In addition to Mrs. Caldwell, she is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Annie Harville of Duck River, Mrs. Horace Polk of Columbia, and Mrs. Everett George of Nashville; three sons, Pvt. Walter Ashworth of the U. S. Army, Jesse Ashworth of Richmond, Va., and Joe Ashworth of Swan; a brother, Frank Norman of Carter's Creek; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, April 2, 1953)


ASKINS, ELIZABETH MAYBERRY - June 25, 1952 - Mrs. Elizabeth Mayberry Askins, 84, died at her home near Centerville. 

(Hickman County Times - (1952 in Review) - Thursday, January 1, 1953)