Jan 2, 1903 Vol 43
Nancy Harris Freeman, 101, of Shelbyville died. Father; Capt James Harris who served
under General Jackson. Grandson; Mr. E.
M. Miller of this place.
J.M. Garrett a successful farmer in the Tribune's Farmers
Contest. Born in Alabama in 1846 but
spent his boyhood days in Giles County.
In 1876 he married Hazie Garrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
E.C. Garrett of this county.
Bruce Meadows another farmer who received a handsome
vote in the Farmers Contest. Born 27
years ago. Parents; Mr and Mrs.
J.A. Meadows. Wife is Miss Berdie
Gambill who is a daughter of Mr and Mrs. John. B. Gambill of the 17th
district. Two children; Jno Clayborn
Meadows and Clifford Lee Meadows.
Mattie Compton died, age 18. Buried in the Short burying ground. (At Archer)
Little daughter of Mr and Mrs Taylor Short is dead.
(At Archer) (no family information)
Jan 9, 1903 Vol 45
Thirty masked men released W.P. Hopwood and W.H.
Johnson, the alleged lynchers of John Davis, the murderer of Robt.
Jan 13, 1903 Vol 46
Rev Joe Ramsey, the blind evangelist who is well known
and very popular with the people of Middle Tennessee, is the guest of Rev and
Mrs. W.S. Taylor.
Lone Oak Cemetery has been enlarged by the addition of
three acres of land South of and adjoining it, purchased by the trustees from
Wilkie Emerson arrested in Nashville. Dr. E.L. Sugg sold to Abram &
Company of Montgomery,
Ala last week, three horses for 320. The
horses were sent though the county by Wilkie Emerson who had been recently employed by Sugg at his
stable on Depot Street. Wilkie did not
return on the train and it was discovered he had cashed the check made to Dr.
Sugg. Mr. J.C. Emerson, Wilkie
Emerson's father and Dr. Suggs went to Nashville to collect Wilkie
Emerson from jail where he only had 257.00 and had been drinking. The father made good the amount which had
been spent by his son, also paying the cost of the case, and the young man was
released. Mr and Mrs. J.C. Emerson
are highly respected residents of Lewisburg and have the sympathy of many
J.D. Estes died at his home on Farmington Pike. Died from Kidney trouble. Remains taken to Chapel Hill for
interment. Leaves wife and three children
(not named). Age 50 years old.
Jan 16, 1903 Vol 47
Maymie Bradford died.
Six year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Jno Bradford Jr. Buried at Short Graveyard.
Jan 20, 1903 Vol 48
A Prolific Family.
Capt. W.G. Loyd was the oldest of 13 children, three of whom are
now lving at advanced ages. His wife,
who was the daughter of Soloman Meadows, the first Sheriff of Marshall
County is the youngest of 13 children, three of whom are living.
Jan 27, 1903 Vol 49
Robt. A. Adams died at his home in Mooresville. Age 74.
Buried in Wilson Hill Cemetery.
Leaves eight children. W.H.
Adams, R.A. Adams, Jr., L.M. Adams, Mrs Mollie Davis,
Mrs. A.C. Brents, Mrs. Sallie Stoles, Eulas Adams and Miss
Jan 27, 1903 - Vol 50
John C. Helton killed by his horse. A widely known horse and mule trader of the
Eighteenth District of Bedford County, met a shocking death Friday night. He had gone only a mile on the Lewisburg pike
and it was at this distance that his dead body was found by Dr. J.H. Peebles. The body was under the buggy with life
extinct. It is supposed he fell from the
front of his buggy under his horse's feet and that he was kicked and trampled
to death. (no family information). (Also in Palmetto News. Jan 30, 1903 Vol 51. Leaves invalid wife and family. Was moving to West Tennessee having sold his
J.R. Lunn, merchant.
Fire at Berlin Esq. J.R. Looses his home to fire.
Ora Bowden died.
Age 4, parents Mr and Mrs J.N. Bowden of near Holly Grove. Buried at Sharp graveyard. (also inHolly Grove news Jan 30, 1903
Maggie May Cummings died. Parents; Mr. William Cummings. Buried in Head Springs Cemetery.
Jan 30, 1903 Vol 51
Mrs. Trible died in Eagleville. Son; Henry Trible. (Bryant Station News).
John Wright died at his home. Age 56 years.
Buried in Bell graveyard. (Archer
Dora Willis died.
Two small children. Husband died
about 5 years ago. Both are buried at
the New Hope graveyard near Tally Station.
Mary J. Eschman died after an illness of three weeks,
Mother of Mrs. J.G. Marshall of this place. Leaves three daughters and five sons (not
named). Buried in Delina.
Feb 3, 1903 Vol 52
Mrs Rosa Wilson died.
Resided in Pleasant Valley,Giles
County, she was burned to death. Her
apron caught fire and running to the water bucket, she attempted to pour water
on her clothes but she was so severly burned that she died within a few hours.
Miss Emma Beasley died Dec 16, 1902. Father: Comrade A. Beasley (Resolution)
Mothers of Confederate Soldiers still alive. Mrs. Mary Hardin of Belfast, mother to
E.A. Hunter; Mrs. Judy Twitty of Belfast, Mother to Messrs. T.W.
Twitty and L.H. Twitty and Mrs. Mary Pearson, now of Lincoln
County, mother to Messrs. J.B. Pearson and Thos Pearson; Mrs. Sallie Darnell,
Fourth Distirct, mother to Messrs. Adrian Darnell and Thomas
Darnell; Mrs. Thos Brooks, Fourth District mother to Jas. Brooks; Mrs. Nancy Leonard,
Fourth District; Mother to S.J. Leonard.
Mrs. Wm. Harris, Palmetto, mother to Mr. David Harris;Mrs.
Felix Dyer Globe, mother to Lieut. Bony Dyer.
Major General George Moorman, Adjt. General and Chief
of Staff of the United Confederate Veterans died recently. Born at Owensboro, KY June 1, 1841. Was in the Calvery Branch of the Confederate
Army and fought with it under such heroes as Wirt Adams, W.H. Jackson
and N.B. Forrest until the close of that bloody struggle.
Feb 6, 1903 Vol 53
Joe Dryden died Jan 30, 1903 of consumption. Born in Bedford County, near Wheel, but moved
to his present home about a year ago.
Married about two years ago to Miss Inie Barnett and to this
union one child was born. Buried in
Bethel cemetery. (Belfast news)
Jim Robertson died Wed and was buried here Thursday.
(no family information).
Erskin Welch infant son of Mr and Mrs. R.E. Welch
died. Buried at Welch graveyard.
Robin Montgomery died at his home near this
place. Age 93 years (Palmetto news Feb 4th).
Cliff Minton and Fred Ward died in a boiler
explosion near Trimble.
Feb 10, 1903 Vol 54
John Neely died Friday morning at Spring hill. Died at Small Pox. Buried at Spring Hill. 25 years old.
Former Marshall Countian. Wife
Nora Rainey who is a daughter of Mr and Mrs T.J. Rainey of Caney
Spring. His parents are Mr and Mrs Thomas
Neely of the Tenth District.
Thomas Lemons died.
Age 73. Dropped dead from his
horse after buying hogs.
Jake Harbor died at his home in Bedford County Feb 2,
1903. Age 70 years.
Robert Montgomery (familiarly called Uncle
Robin). Born Sept 5, 1810. Age 93.Lived with Mr and Mrs J.B. Mount
(Good Man Gone Palmetto news)
Mrs. John Henry Cochran died at her home. Buried in the Cochran Cemetery.
Feb 13, 1903 Vol 55
Robert Neathery died.
Age 50. Leaves wife and seven
children. Buried at the Ring graveyard.
Judge Cantrell died at his home in Lebanon. Age 85 years.
He was the Circuit Judge of this circuit.
Feb 20, 1903 Vol 57
Eugene Davis died age 31, so of Mr and Mrs. Jno W.
Davis from consumption. Leaves a
wife. Buried at Head Springs Cemetery.
Feb 24, 1903 Vol 58
Kenneth Calahan is killed while cutting Wood near
Tally Station. Age 22 years. Son of Mr and Mrs. J.H. Calahan.
Charles Waddle convicted of murder in the first degree
of P.O. Nevil a policeman of Fayetteville who was killed with a walking
stick last May.
J.G. Miller died at the post office at Forney Texas on
Monday of last week. Formally from this
Fannie McAdams died at her home near this place. Buried at Mt. Zion graveyard.
Leila McKinney Morris died Sunday at her home in Chattanooga. Husband Marvin Morris. Buried here tomorrow afternoon.
Feb 27, 1903 Vol 59
William A. Montgomery died at his home in the sixth
district. Buried in the Palmetto
cemetery. Wife and five children. Claud Montgomery of Greenville, Miss., Peter
Montgomery, Mrs. E.W. Phillips, Miss Sudie Montgomery and Will
Montgomery, Jr., Mr. Montgomery was an Elder of the Bethbirei Presbyterian
March 3, 1903 Vol 60
Albert Davidson of Clarksville is dead. Shot by his brother Charles Davidson. Albert attemped to attack Charles and was
stopped by six bullets. The action of
the jury is said to be due to the attitude assumed by Walter Davidson,
Alfred Knapp's Bloody Career Brought to a Close. Arrested at Hamilton Ohio. Charged with the murder of his wife, then he
confessed to the murder of five women. Ida
Gebhardt a West Indianapolis girl in a stable, July 3, 1885. Emma Littleman in a lumber yard in
Cincinnati January 21, 1894. May
Eckert on August 1, 1894 in Cincinnati.
His wife Jennie Conners Knapp under the canal bridge on Liberty
street in Cincinati and threw her into the canal. Wife Annie Knapp in Hamilton on Dec22,
1902 in Hamilton and threw her into the river.
On last Thursday Knapp would have been killed by a mob had he not been
placed under a strong police guard.
The body of a negro man was found tied up in a sack in the
Duck River near Shelbyville. The body
had been severed just above the hips. It
was the opinion of the jury that the body had been in some medical institution
and had been thrown into the river and had been washed by the high water to
where it was found.
March 6, 1903 Number 61
William A. Montgomery died - Another Good Man Called
from the Walks of Earth. -
Palmetto, March 4. - Another good man taken from the walks of
earth life. William A. Montgomery, the
fifth son of our father, Thomas Montgomery, was suddenly called away last
Monday evening, the 23rd, by that fell destroyer of human life
heart failure. He had been in feeble
health since last spring from a spell of the grippe, but since the beginning of
the winter he began to recuperate and his friends were in hopes he would regain
his former health and strength. He was
buried at Palmetto Cemetery where lies the remains of his mother, a brother ans
sister. His mother had 9 children, six
boys and three girls. The six older were
born in South Carolina and the the three younger in Tennessee. The first to die was Henry Clay Montgomery,
the youngest at the age of 26; the second was Maggie Montgomery Ramsey,
who was next to the youngest; the last is William Andrew Montgomery, in
his 57th year and the last of the children born in Tennessee. The South Carolina born are yet all alive,
among whom the writer is the Elder Brother.
March 10, 1903 Vol 62
John McLean died.
One of the best colored citizens of this district. His death was due to a stroke fo paralysis.
March 13, 1903 Vol 63
Wilhelmina Weiler Ingle died. Wife of E.P. Ingle and daughter of Mr
and Mrs J.W. Weiler of West Lewisburg.
Buried at Lone Oak. Age 33.
John Henry Glasscock died March 11. Over 50 years old. Leaves wife and five children. Buried in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
Clark Glenn died.
Age 60 years. Buried in Old
Bethel Graveyard. Leaves wife and nine
March 17, 1903 Vol 64
Will Helton and Miss Myrtle Bradford of this
vicinity were recently united in marriage.
A week after the performance of the ceremony Helton deserted his bride,
giving as his reason, that he had ceased to lover her. Miss Bradford is a young lady whose character
is above reproach. Later the whitcaps
were reported to be in pursuit of the deserter.
Lemiza Drake died yesterday. Mother of Mrs. G.C. Appleby and Walter
Drake of Verona.
Little son of Mr and Mrs. Pat Tate died age sixteen
March 20, 1903 Vol 65
Bose Tally died age 43. Buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Leaves a wife.
March 24, 1903 Vol 66
Mrs S.J. Turner died at her ome on the Belfast road
Sunday morning at 7 o'clock. Father;
Capt Henry Armstrong of Due West, S.C.
Brother; John Armstrong of
Texas. She was age 26. (Card of Thanks in March 31, 1903 Vol 68
by Sidney Turner)
W.H. Johnson Goes Free, Verdict, Not Guilty. W.H. Johnson indicted for the murder
of the negro John Davis who was hanged in November by a mob. It was thought that John Davis killed Mr.
Adair by mutilating him.
March 27, 1903 Vol 67
Evalitha Elizabeth Gregg died at her home age 86 years
and four months. Buried at Irwin
March 31, 1903 Vol 68
J.G. Fox died at his home near Cochran. Age 47 years.
Buried at the Fox graveyard.
April 3, 1903 Vol 69
Gen. Jackson Passes Away.
Gen William H. Jackson the gallant Confederate soldier a valuable
and one of Tennesssee's best known men, died at his home in Belle Meade, near
Nashville on Monday evening.
Mrs W.E. Arthur Talley died at the home of her parents
Mr and Mrs. J.W. Arthur. Husband
and infant daughter (not named) Buried
Lone Oak Cemetery.
April 7, 1903 Vol 70
Joe E Head died April 3. Aged 44 years. Buried at Wilson Hill. Wife and three children.
April 10, 1903 Vol 71
Motion made to move Marshall County Jail.
April 10, 1903 Vol 71
Cyclone kills fifteen people in Birmingham Ala. Among the dead are Henry McCoy, a
prominent farmer, his wife and five children.
John Griffin a farmer and his son were also killed.
April 14, 1903
Marshal Steve Dark died. He was seriously shot while returning from
Hardison's Mills to Lewisburg. A band of
three to six mask men shot him. Mr
M.F. Purdom who runs the toll-gate was aroused by the groans of the
suffering man and hurried to his assistance.
Dark was taken to Stillwell House.
A pistol was later found opposite the residence of Mr. J.C. Snell.
April 17, 1903 Vol 72
Mary Jane Royster died at her home on Franklin
Ave. Age 70. Brother and two sisters, John S. Gibson
of Corsicana, Tex., Mrs. Alex. Walker of Kern Tex., and Mrs. J.E.
Halbert of Cyruston, Tenn. Buried at
Lone Oak. Miss Lizzie Purdom
lived with Mrs. Royster for about ten years.
Edmond Franklin Larwood (Character Sketch) Born Jan
14, 1827 in Madison County Ala. His
parents emigrated to Lincoln County TN locating near Archer, where Mr. Larwood
yet resides. Married to Miss Louiza
Murdock, Jan 25, 1849. Seven
children were born to them, tow girls and five boys all of whom are living and
married except Amanda Larwood, who died Oct 24, 1877. Mr. Larwood's grand-father was born in France
and come to this county during the Revolutionary war and tought under Gen.
Marion. Edmond Larwood, his
father was born in South Carolina in 1782.
The subject of this sketch joined the Seceder Church in 1852. He was a captain of a confederate company
during the Civil War. Shortly after the
war he taught school at what is now known as Larwood school-house. He said, in those days a pedagogue's
compensation was very small. He only
received $16.00 a month for his service.
Mr. Robert McAteer died at his home in cornersville
Tuesday. Uncle Robin as he was called
was born August 8th, 1841, near McLinburg, N.C. He came to Tennesee in 1819. Married Miss Hannah McCorkle Oct 3,
1843. Nine children were born of this
union, only two are living, W.W. McAteer and Mrs. Wm. Glenn. Buried at the Fox graveyard.
Death of City Marshal Steve Dark which took place
about 1 o'clock Tuesday morning or about twelve hours after he was shot. Rumored he shot himself because the pistol
found with three shots missing was his although Dark stated he was shot by
masked menn and repeated the statement on his death bed. He was 28 years old. Member of the Christian Church, a Pythian and
an Odd Fellow. He was a Deputy Sheriff
under M.W. Fowler and two terms as city Marshall of Lewisburg. His brothers are coming from Texas, Wilson
Dark and Cowden Dark. They
will meet at the Bethlahem Cemetery.
(May 22, 1903 Quick Settlement Father James Dark)
Names for Confederate Monument This is a partial list of
Confederate soldies from Marshall County, Tennessee, who were killed in battle
or died in the service in the War of 1861 1865.
J.L. D. Finley
Jame L. Baker
Jo P. Davis
James B. McCrory
J.K. P. Hopper
Wm. V. Vancleave
Our readers are requested to report to Capt. W.G. Loyd
any error or omission that may be found in the above list. These names at to be recorded on the
Confederate Monument to be erected at this place and it is desired that the
list be corrected.
Marshall Dark's Successors.
G.M. Taylor and J.T. Tillman, Constables of the Fiftenth
District to fill out the unexpired term of City Marshal Dark.
April 21, 1903
Mrs. Louiza Larwood of this place died Thursday
morning. Born Dec 25, 1829 and was
married to E.F. Larwood, Jan 25,
1849. Buried in the family burying
April 21, 1903 Vol 74
Miss Annie Hardison, died, daughter of Dr and Mrs. S.T.
Hardison died at her home on East Hill.
Age 17. Buried at Lone Oak
April 24, 1903 Vol 75
Henry Scruggs col was arreseted in Williamson County for murdering Simon
Mrs. Jesse McCurdy died this morning. Born July 26, 1851. Leaves husband and six children. Buried at the McCurdy Cemetery.
James Short Esq. (Biographical Sketch) born Nov 15,
1824 in the Second District of Marshall County and has lived in the same up to
the present time. At the age of six his
father died. His mother worked the
farm. His mother was a Miss Campbell
and was born in 1800 and was wedded to Freeman Short about 1820. Esq Short's grandfather, Jas Campbell,
was born in Ireland and his grand-mother Campbell was born and educated in
England. James Short was married
to Miss Parthena Francis Atkisson July 1844. Twelve children were born of this union, six
of whom are living. Mr. Short operated
the first cotton gin in this section of the county. It was put up by his cousin, Jno Short,
in 1843 and was located where Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church now
stands. He said the first grist and saw
mill was operated by Mr. Sammy Davis about seventy years ago. Mr. Short joined the Jim McAfee Company
in 1862, and just stayed in the army eighteen months. Mr. Short was elected Magistrate in 1865 and
served two terms.
May 1, 1903 Vol 77
Mrs. S.L. Littleton, wife of City Marshal Littleton,
died at her home in Cornersville on April 30.
Aged 59 years. Buried at the Old
New Hope graveyard.
Jesse A. Sissom died from injuries when he attempted
to jump from a moving buggy. Mr Sissom
was riding with John Ramsey and though the horse was running away and
jumped out the buggy. He died some
twelve hours later. Age about 42. Leaves a wife and seven children. Body was shipped back to Manchester.
Mr Jno Collins has a hammer and foot adze that his
grand-father, Wm McGregor, brought from Virginia about 100 years ago. (Archer notes Farmington)
May 5, 1903 Vol 78
Lizzie Thompson died May 1, 1903. Husband Mr. W.S. Thompson . Aged about 48. Five children. Buried at Shiloh graveyard.
Mrs. Sam Crowder died from Typhoid fever. Leaves a husband and two daughter. Buried at the Roberts graveyard.
Frank Welker was shot in the face with a double barrel
shot gun in the Tenth District of Montgomery County by Esq. Jas Williams. Welker was steathly approaching Williams
house for the purpose of eloping with Williams daughter. Welker is now one-eyed, still single, and
owes his life to the fact that his gun was loaded with small shot.
Miles Barnett (Character Sketch) was born April 29,
1829 in Warren County. He with his
parents came to Marshall County in 1830.
Married to Sarah Amanda Caneer on Aug 31, 1847. One son and four daughters. When war broke out he joined Company A. J.L.
Bryant was Captain of this company.
He enlisted May 16, 1861 at old New Hope and was discharged Oct 1, 1862,
but was soon called back. He fought at
Buford's Island, S.C. And at Murfreesboro.
May 8, 1903 Vol 79
Geo. Henderson Shoots Andrew Winters, Bad
Character. Andrew J. Winters, a
noted criminal of Davidson County, was shot and killed Monday afternoon six
miles from Nashville, on the Lebanon pike, by Geo A. Henderson a
prominent farmer and business man.
Henderson claims self-defense. He
had prosecuted Winters.
C.C. Miller died at his home near Lillards Mills
Thursday afternoon. Buried at the
May 12, 1903 Vol 80
Capt. J.S. Beatty died at the Confederate Soldier's
Home near Nashville. His remains were
brought to Cornersville Friday for interment.
Age 70 years.
The remains of the little daughter of Mr and Mrs. J.W.
Thompson were brought out from Nashville Saturday night and interred at the
Hill graveyard Sunday afternoon.
May 19, 1903 Vol 82
John Clayton Cowden died at his home near Ostella
Saturday mornking. Age 57. Buried at New Hope Cemetery. Wife and one son and two daughters. Director of the Peoples Bank. (May 22, 1903)
City's Tax Books Cannot Be Found. It is reported they are not in the office at
the Stilwell House or in the office of the Recorder. As surrounded by the death of Sheriff Dark
there are mysteries about this and various opinions are expressed as to the
whereabouts and disposition of the books.
Mr L. Dahney died.
Well known railroad man. Brother
in law Mr. Lawson White. Buried
at Columbia Cemetery. Leaves a wife.
May 22, 1903 Vol 83
Oscar Harwell assassinated by his son-in-law Henry
Foster age 21.
Mary E Adams died.
Age 55. Her brother Denny
Adams. Buried at Round Hill
Mrs. B.F. Agnew aged 27 died from
typhoid-pneumonia. Leaves a husband and
two children. Buried at Flowers
Mrs. Lou McKee died.
Sister, Mrs. W.M. Robinson.
Died at her home in Dallas Tex on Thursday, May 14th.
Mrs. Emma Hardison died. Widow of the late Wm Hardison. Buried at Tankersley graveyard. Leaves son ten years old.
May 29, 1903 Vol 84
Home of W.T. Osborne of Bell Buckle burned. Wife was at her fathers, B.W. Long of
Mrs. Wm Parks died.
Age 56. Widow of the late Wm.
Anderson Park. Buried at the Taylor
Mrs. F.A. Richardson celebrated her 70th
birthday. She has in her possession an
oval shaped white pearl button, known to be 150 years old. It was her great-grandmother.
Willie Hankins died last week. Resided in Knox County. Age 3 years from a honey bee. Parents; N.J. Hankins.
Theluga Montgomery died. Two year old daughter of Mr and Mrs. Frank
Montgomery who reside a few miles from Newbern. Child caught her closes on fire and died
because of the injuries.
June 2, 1903 vol 86
W.M. Glenn was murdered by Bill Prosser near
Belfast. Bill Prosser is thought to be
in the Lincoln County area.
Thomas Little, son of Thomas Little who resides
near this place is reported to have taken an over dose of morphine last
Thursday evening near Petersburg. It is
said that the drug was taken with suicidal intent, but the timely arrival of a
physician saved the young man's
life. He is badly crippled in his lower
lims and it is supposed that his unfortunate condition prompted him to take the
Esq. A.P. Hill had fallen dead at his home near this
place. His death was due to heart
failure. Buried at Kennedy
graveyard. Leaves family (not named)
Mrs. Elizabeth Glenn. (Archer). Mrs. Elizabeth Lowry Glenn was born
near Beech Hill church, this county, Feb 28, 1818. She was married to John F. Glenn, a
very prominent farmer of this section.
Mr. Glenn died Dec 7, 1854. With
the exception of a few years spent in Lawrence County, Mrs. glee has resided in
this section of the county. Mrs. Glenn's
mother Isabella Cummings, was born in Gilford County, N.C. May 17,
1781. She was married in that state and
came to Tennessee with her husband, settling in a cane thicket near Beech
Hill. Mrs. Glenn states that they had to
keep log heaps burning to keep the wolves away.
They were among the first settles of this county. Her father owned an immense tract of land in
that section of the county. Seven
children were born to that union, three boys and four girls. Only two are living, Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Polly
Fuller. Mrs. Glenn's grandmother
Cummings, nee Miss Isabella Blair, was born on board a ship which was
bearing her father, mother and tree sisters from Ireland to North
Carolina. Later they came from
Tennessee, located near Belfast where they all died and were buried at Round
Tree Cemetery. Mrs. Glenn's grandmother Lowry,
was born in Pennsylvania and came to South Carolina and then to Tennessee. Mrs. Lowry was the mother of six
children. Mrs. Jane Caldwell,
Mrs. Mary Endsley, Mrs. Sallie Smiley and Mrs Isabella
Cummings, David Lowry and Miss Elizabeth Lowry who never
married. Mrs. Glenn professed religion
at the Adams Campground, near Farmington, in September of 1836. She is one of the most respected old ladies
of Marshall County. She is noted for her
piety and honesty. You can always rely
upon what Aunt Betsy tells you. If she
makes a mistake it is of the head and not of the heart.
Frank James and Cole Younger to be here on the
9th of June. It is a great
wild west show. (not in the
article. These men were part of the
William Thompson 2 year old son of J.W. Thompson
died Friday night near Duncanville.
June 5, 1903 Vol 87
Four 1 year old mules killed by lightning. Valued at Five Hundred Dollars. Jno. H. Meadows and son Bruce C.
Meadows who resides 3 miles out on the Spring Place road lost four 1 year
old mules to lightning last Sunday afternoon.
June 9, 1903 Vol 87
Mrs. Elvira Allison died at her home near Caney
Springs. Age 76. Funeral services were conducted by Rev C.S.
Gabard. At Unionville this procession
met another on the way to the burial of the remains of Mr. Isom Joyce
who also died on Thursday.
Jos. T. Thomas was
assassinated near Burton. Thomas was on
his way to testify abourt the existence of wildcat distilleries in that section
fo the county and the officers are certain that the deed was committed by the
wildcatters or their friends.
Two children of W.A. Stewart living near Stegall, in
Henderson county, started to a neighbors last week and disappeared. Later they were found buried under the earth
of an embankment, under which they had apparently stopped to play, when the
earth caved in, crushing out their young lives.
June 12, 1903 Vol 88
Miss Irma Meadows died at the home of Mr. Fount
Barnett and her sister Miss Zora Meadows. Father is A.M. Meadows. Buried at Lone Oak Cemetery. Age 17.
Breach of promise lawsuit.
Miss Maggie Lyle daughter of Henry Lyle, a prominent
farmer of Montgomery county, has sued Dr. R.B. Ussery, a well known practicing
physician of Shiloh, in the same county, for $10,000 damages, claiming breach
of a promise. The case is sensational
and great interest is being taken all over this section in the affair. Cards were out for the marriage of Miss Lyle
to Dr. Ussery and the wedding was to be a swell church affair. On May 21 Dr. Ussery went to Clarksville and
was quietly married to Miss Buyde Allen, daughter of W.C.Allen a
prominent merchant of Shiloh. Hench the
breach of promise suit as above.
Sam Davis was killed near Tazewell last week, Fale
Minton chopping his head off and burying an ax several times in his
body. Minton was put in Tazewell jail.
James Sims, Traveling salesman for a St. Louis house
fell dead last week on the street in Nashville while on his way home during a
terrific storm. It is thought he was hit
by lightening. Age 58.
J.W. Hendricks a flagman on the Mobile & Ohio
railroad was ran over and killed by a passenger train.
June 16, 1903 Vol 89
George Morgan of Fayetteville committed suicide this
morning. Leaves wife and two
M.M. Malone age 68 died. Buried at the Cochran graveyard.
June 19, 1903 Vol 90
John Evans, Aged 92 Years, Makes a Death Bed
Confession to the Murder of William Cannon. About 42 years ago Wm. Cannon was shot down
at his yard gate. He and his wife had
disagreed and while they were in an altercation over the possession of their
children, the fatal shot was fired by Evans.
Mrs. Cannon was a sister to Evans.
June 23, 1903 Vol 91
Mrs. J.E. Hammonds died. Age 35.
Buried at Spring Place cemetery.
Husband and six children.
Wm Stegall murdered by crazy woman a colored woman called
Lebanon News: Mrs
Eduora Hill is very ill.
June 26, 1903 Vol 92
Maj. James Gizzard Aydelott of Tullahoma died.
William H. Hobby of Yell died at his home. Age 62 years.
Buried Arthur graveyard. Was an
ex-confederate soldier, a member of Gordon's Cavalry. Leaves five children and a wife.
Mrs. Van Allen died at her home near Ostella on June
24. Age 33years. Buried at New Hope cemetery. Leaves husband and four children. (could be Dan Allen.. see below)
June 20, 1903 Vol 93
The little 3 year old son of Mr and Mrs Thos. Turner
The infant of Mr. J.E. Harmond was buried Friday.
A condolence to Mr. Dan Allen on the loss of his
July 3, 1903 Vol 94
West side of the Lewisburg square burned Wednesday morning (July 1). W.E. Purdom store is where it
started. Mr. Purdom was
interviewed. Thos. Cunningham
store house which was occupied by Thos Tillman. Dr. S.T. Hardison lost a two story building
used by the Cumberland Telephone Company.
Mrs Cook and son Tom Cook lost all their household goods. John Lawrence a colored tailor also lost his
business who's building was owned by P Fox and W.D. Fox. The Presbyterian Church also burned by the
good citizens removed most of the pews and the organ.
Harvey Logan rides away. Lassoes the Guard at the Knoxville jail,
Secures Revolver and disappers on the Sheriff's Mare.
Mrs. Maggie Dean died.. Formerly of Robertson Fork. Age 36 years.
Died in St. Louis from cancer.
Andy Diggs killed by a mob at Scottsboro. He was in jail for assulting a 19 year old
daughter of Dr. R.B. Smith. He
was hung and then shot! Sheriff
Austin was shot while trying to protect his prisoner.
Card of Thanks from Wm McBride and Family for his
little darling daughter Mildred McBride.
July 7, 1903 Vol 95
Mrs Elvira Allison, mother of our former president R.D.
Allison. The members of the Caney
Spring Literary Society Resolutions of Sympathy.
Mrs Miles Barrett age 74 years died near Archer on
Ike M. Abernathy ends his life with a double barreled
shot guy near Wilhoite. No word
left. Aged about 40 years. Single man.
Brother in law to J.W.E. Floyd of Caney Springs. Will be buried in Caney Springs tomorrow.
Jimmie Edwards age 2 years died. Parents; Mr and Mrs. Joe Edwards. Buried at the Thomas graveyard.
July 10, 1903 - Vol 96
Mrs. Miles Barrett died at her home. Aged 73 years.
Mr W.A. Johnson age 65 died on Friday morning of last
Week at his home in North Lewisburg.
Bruied at the Reed graveyard.
Leaves a wife and six children.
Two in Texas, two in Rutherford County and two in Marshall.
Mr. Frank Hewey age 70 died at his home four miles
south of Ostella. Buried at New Hope
July 24, 1903 Vol 100
86 AND 78 Dr. and Mrs. S.T. Hardison had the
pleasure of spending a day this week with the Doctor's uncle, Mr. J.Y.
Hardison of Maury County, who was the guest of Mr and Mrs. Zach Brown
near Berlin. Mr. Hardison was a member
of the firm of King & Hardison, merchants at Berlin, in 1840. In that year he was married to Miss Dorothy
Fonville of Bedford County. This
this union fourteen children were born, seven of whom are living. Mr. Hardison had eleven brothers and
sisters. His wife is one of six
children. Mr and Mrs. Hardison are the
only surviving members of their families.
On Mrs. Hardison's 85th
birthday, his oldest daughter Mrs. Sowell, died at her home in Columbia,
aged 62. Mr. Hardison is now 86 years
old and his wife is 78. Both are well
Mrs. G.W. Fisher died at her home near this place
Monday night, aged 73 years. She was
carried to Rover for interment.
Mr. Floyd B.Ewing died at his home on Franklin Road
Tuesday afternoon, aged 70 years. He leaves
a wife and six children, four daughters and three sons. His remains were interred at Bethbirei
July 28, 1903 Vol 103
Miss Estelle Johnson died in Lawrenceburg. (Cochran news). Mr. J.T. Davis and sister, Mrs. Emma
Moore went to Lawrenceburg to attend the burial of their cousin.
Mrs. Jno. Heath, aged 38 years died at her house. She leaves a little daughter Annie Heath
and a husband. Buried in Murfreesboro.
July 31, 1903 Vol 104
Wilson Jones died.
Age 5 years. Little son of Mr and
Mrs. R.L. Jones. Buried at Lone
Mrs Fannie Glenn, wife of W.N. Glenn died near
Roberson Fork Wednesday. Leaves husband
and one child.
Mrs. W.M. Hammond of Silver Creek died at the home of
her son-in-law, Mr. W.T. Richardson at Lynnville Sunday afternoon. Aged 70 years.
Rev J.L. Alsworth, formerly Pastor of Lewisburg Church
drown. Mrs. C.A. Armstrong was notified
by telegram by Mrs. J.L. Alsworth.
Aug 4, 1903 Vol 1__
Rev. J.L Alsworth Up to the tiem we go to press no
detailed report of the drowning of Rev. J.L. Alsworth has been received in
Lewisburg. He was drowned in the
Mississippi River and the latest report stated his body had not been recovered.
Miss Emma Jones, who was thrown from her hourse near
Park's Station several weeks ago, remains in a very critical condition, and
very little hope is entertained for her recovery. One side of her face is said to be paralized.
Devin Bros saw mill is a financial failure. The firms liabilities will amount to about
8,000. It is alleged that eight head of
work mules, some wagons, cattle and young mules were sold and the money
amounting to 3,400 was not used toward paying their indebtedness. Jno. Devin, the junior member of the
firm is reported to of left the country.
The senior member of the firm is an invalid.
William Allison age 15 died by accidentally shot
himself through the heart at his uncle's, Richard Allison home. Buried in Chapel Hill.
George Smith died
Saturday night at the home of his mother Mrs. Mary Smith. Age 33 years. Buried at the Collins graveyard.
Aug 7, 1903
Rev. J.L. Alsworth drown. His body has not been found. Rev Alsworth ask Mr. Young a friend to
go with him to swim in the Mississippi to go swimming with him. Mr. Young could not go. At the grocery Rev Alsworth bought a cake of
soap. He went down past McBride's Stove
factory where he stopped to get a drink of water. That was the last he was seen. Mrs. Alsworth thought he was just running
late. When Mr. Young learned he was
missing a group of friends went to the place he usually swims and found his
clothes. Mrs. Alsworth's mother, Mrs.
Bryan and her brother in law, Mr. B.A. Elliott both of Kosciusko,
Miss are with her now.
Aug 11, 1903 Vol 3
John L. Hunter, who was shot in the back by the mob
Monday night of last week, died of his wound Friday.
Reward for Whitecaps Gov. Frazier has offered a reward for
the murders of the negroes, John Milligan and John Hunter who
were shot to death by a part of Whitecaps at Needmore, a negro settlement in
Aug 15, 1903 Vol 4
Simon Booker who resided seven miles from Winchester
was shot down in potato patch and fatally wounded. The murders then went into his home, killed
his wife and burned the building, cremating Mrs. Booker's body. Simon Booker made a statement after he was
found by the neighbors. The arrest of Henry
Judge, Joe Delp and John Evans followed. They were placed in the Winchester jail.
Picture of Lewisburg Methodist Church which was dedicated
Sunday by Bishop E.E. Hoss of Nashville.
Archer News (Aug 12)
Mrs. Nora Helton is visiting her mother, Mrs. Sarah Gragg
Aug 18, 1903 Vol 5
Alabama Veteran visits Lewisburg Relatives. Mr David
Jones of Florence, Ala. Accompanied
by his little son and daughter, Clyde and pearl visited Mr. Wm Davis and
family on Verona Avenue last week. Mr.
Jones entered the Confederate army when 15 years of age and went through the
four years of service. While returning
from Tscumbia to Florence after the surrender, he was shot down by bush
wackers and left for dead. His brother,
who accompanied him was killed. Mr
Jones is a brother to Mrs. Davis.
Mrs. Mollie Tankersley, wife of F.P. Tankersley, died near Verona. Buried at the Verona graveyard. Leaves husband and seven children.
Miss Laila Hardin, the only daughter of Mr and Mrs. Wm
Hardin died at their home, near Leonard's school house from Typhoid fever,
aged 17 years. Buried at New Hope
Cemetery near Tally station.
Aug 21, 1903 Vol 6
Thomas Bryant formerly of this place, recently of
Huntsville met with an accident Monday evening which resulted in his
death. He was on his way home to visit
the bedside of his wife who is seriously ill at the home of her father Dr.
J.C. Crunk of Luna. As he stepped
from the moving trin his head stuck a lumber pile which threw him under the
train in such a manner as to throw his right leg under the wheels of the
car. It was so bruised as to require its
amputation at once. His father Mrs.
James Bryant and Dr. Crunk accompanied the remains to Archer where they were
interred. Mrs. Bryant is so ill she has
not been told yet.
August 25, 1903 Vol 7
Skull of Negro Murdered Twenty-seven years ago found near
Caney Spring Bears make of the deadly bullet.
Bob Hogue was shot and killed by a man named Akin at
Joyce's Mill on Duck river. The remains
were buried by the bank of the river.
The March flood of last year unearthed the skull, carrying it down the
river below Carney Springs. The ghastly
relic was brought to Caney Spring.
Rev. B.A. Cherry and Brother R.E. Cherry was
arrested at Winchester. The alleged
offense grew out a deposition that was given by R.E. Cherry. R.E. Cherry is charged with perjury and his
brother Rev B.A. Cherry charged with subornation of perjury. Rev. B.A. Cherry was trying to recover from
the insurance company for some losses that he had sustained by fire.
Iva Alma Edwards died.
Daughter of Mr and Mrs. W.V. Edwards of North Lewisburg. Buried at Lone Oak Cemetery.
August 28, 1903 Vol 8
Mrs. Elizabeth Sowell died at the home of her parents,
Mr and Mrs. J.T. Finley. Age
31. Leaves 12 year old daughter Tommie Sowell. Buried at Lone Oak.
Rev B.A. Cherry pleads not guilty to Charges of fraud
in Land Deal.
Sept 1, 1903 Vol 9
Caleb Powers Must Hang for murder of Governor
Goebel of Kentucky.
Sept 4, 1903 Vol 10
Mr Curren Bligh died last Saturday morning (Shepherd's
Branch news) He was the baby boy and
leaves a mother and father, six brothers and two sisters to morn his loss. Buried at Cornersville Cemetery.
Dern Bligh died at the home of his parents Mr and Mrs Thomas
Bligh near Cornersville. Buried at
Beechwood Cemetery at Cornersville. Age
Sept 8, 1903 - Vol 11
Delp and Evans, Murders will Hang October 9th. Judge likely to Meet the same fate for the
murders of old man Bucher and wife in Franklin County last month.
Hon Thos N. Greer of Bedford County is the Candidate
to succeed Hon James D. Richardson.
Tom Greer is a self made man and has been a successful lawyer and a
business man and has had experience in the Government Department at Washington.
Rev S.M. Cherry of Nashville has been visiting. He is 77 years old. Forty five years have passed since he was in
Mrs. Eliza Edwards died near Globe Sunday morning at
9. Husband Thos Edwards . Age 45.
Buried at the Marsh graveyard.
Sister; Mrs. H.H. Edwards and Mrs. Josie Duncan of this
place. Leaves husband and seven
Sept 11, 1903 Vol 12 (Newspaper miss print... Sept 8, 1903
Vol 11 marked through with pen)
Henry Judge will also hang on Oct 9. An appeal has been filed for the murder of
Bucher and wife in Franklin County.
Mr William Ryson McAdams died at his home near
Belfast. Leaves a widow.
Confederate Reunion at Shelbyville on October 6, 1903. This is by order of Frierson Camp.
Sept 14, 1903 Vol 13
Mrs. S.E. Bostic, Formerly of Lewisburg, Shoots and
Kills Her Husband at Carouthersville, Mo., Now in Jail With Her Two Sons. Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Bostic shot and
killed her husband, Thos A. Bostic at 12 o'clock. Her first husband was Jasper A. Yarbrough who
was for many years the Register of this
county. After his death, his widow marred
Thos Bostie and soon after their marriage they left this county living for a
few years at Decaturville, TN where Bostie was engaged in a saw mill. They later moved to Caroutherville, Mo.,
where they have been for about three years.
It is said that Bostic and his wife never got along well and that he was
very cruel to her.
Miss Dovie Beaver an attractive young lady of
Fayetteville has disappeared from her home.
She left a note to her mother and said she had quarreled with her
sweetheart and he did not love her and she was going away and that no search
need be made for her as she could never be found.
W.L. Welch died at his home on Depot St. Age 32 years.
Buried at Lone Oak Cemetery. He
was a book-keeper for the Bank of Lewisburg.
Leaves wife and two children.
Mrs. Mollie Cunningham died. Age 49 years.
Wife of City Marshal C.J. Cunningham.
Buried in Cunningham Cemetery near Verona. Leaves husband and three children.
Sept 18, 1903 Vol 14
Mrs. Amon Griffin was found dead in bed. Age 79.
Mrs Sarah J. Pickens, aged 64 years, died at the home
of her son, J.W. Pickens.
Mrs. Bostic claims self defense. In the killing of her husband Thomas
Bostic. Her invalid crippled son is Eutie
Yarbrough and he bought the gun. (Sept 22, 1903 Vol 15)
Sept 22, 1903 Vol 15
Mr. J.R. Kirkpatrick a local machine agent at Columbia
was killed by a locomotive last week.
Age about 35. Formerly lived in
James Marcus Kennedy, died Friday of diphtheria. Age 10 years.
Mother; Mrs. Mamie Kennedy, relict of Rev. Marcus Kennedy,
of Brick Church. (Buried at Beechwood
Cemetery Sept 25, 1903)
Oct 2, 1903 Vol 18
Samuel King died near Brick Church from brain
fever. Age 30 years. Parents Mr and Mrs. Drew King. Buried Marsh graveyard
Oct 6, 1903 Vol 19
George Reavis died at his home near Farmington Sunday
morning. Buried at Rich Creek Cemetery
by the Masons. Leaves wife and four
Body of J.L. Alsworth has never been recovered. Hi wife is now living in Kascuisko, Miss with
her married sister, Mrs. Elliott.
J. Frank Freeman died age 64 years from heart
failure. Buried at Spring Place cemetery
with a Masonic fraternity. Was an
X-confederate soldier. Wife and eight
children. (Archer News) Born March 26, 1841. Joined the confederate army in 1861. Wife; Miss Lizzie Roberson in 1866 and
ten children were born to this union, eight girls and two boys. All but two little girls are still
living. Buried in the Short
Little daughter of Mr and Mrs Dock Brown died. Age 18 months.
Oct 9, 1903 Vol 20
J.W. Tanksley, one of the men shot while participating
in the lynching of Allen Small at Lynchburg has had to have his leg
amputated. He is said to be in a serious
Benjamin S. Thomas of Glendale, Maury County died at
the Columbia Fair last Friday.
Wallace E. Hardison arrested at Glendale and charged
with forging Marshall County warrants.
Oct 13, 1903 Vol 21
Eliza J. Daniel died.
Born May 9, 1848. Married G.W.
Daniel on July 11, 1865. Eleven
children with five of them surviving.
Esq. Pleas L. Damron died (Cochran news). Moved to this county about 18 months
ago. Member of the 41st
regiment, Company B. Father of Mrs. J.B.
Campbill of Cornersville. His
remains were interred at the Russel graveyard.
Dr. Irwin suspended for six months for the charge of
immorality in the excessive use of spiritous liquors.
Wallace E Hardison pleads guilty. This all stems from a bank note two years ago
when he was in desperate means. When he
paid back the money he got caught.
Mrs. Will Jones died in Flordia. Her brother Thomas Tyndell went to
bring the body home to Columbia.
Mrs. Susan Smith died at her home on Franklin
Ave. Buried at Lone Oak. Age 71.
Three children; Mrs Delia Ray and Mrs. Nettie Smith of
Lewisburg and Mrs. W.J. Hayes of Chattanooga.
Oct 16, 1903 Vol 22
Mrs. Gregg died last Saturday (Belfast News)
Oct 20, 1903 Vol 23
Thos Burgess age 18 died. Son of Mrs. Bride Burgess of
Verona. Died of typhoid fever. Buried at Bethberel Cemetery.
Mrs. Charlotte Miller, aged 87 years, died near
Belfast. Widow of Andrew Miller. Buried at Head Springs.
Oct 23, 1903 Vol 24
Ex governer Peter Turney of Winchester is dead. He died and was buried in a graveyard near
his home in Winchester.
Wm Alexander has returned to prison in Texas. Wm is a son of Fred Alexander of
Lewisburg. Wm was charged and found
guilty of hitting his brother in law and his father in law pressed charges.
Oct 27, 1903 Vol 25
Percy Smith Commits sucide at Clarksville. Wife was Miss Myrtle Moore daughter
of Col William Moore of Nashville.
Miss Jane Glasscock, aged 80 years died near
Farmington, Wednesday from old age.
Buried at Rich Creek.
Mrs Helen Brooks, aged 85 died at her home near Talley
Station. Wife of Thomas F. Brooks. She leaves a husband and four children; Mrs. D.C.
Sanders of Lewisburg, Mrs. Wm Gilliam, Mrs. Amanda Crunk and Robert
Brooks of Talley Station. Buried at
the family graveyard. Her husband Thos
Brooks, who is now eighty seven years old, was elected Sheriff in 1854, and
conducted the only legal hanging ever held in this county. He is at present in very feeble health.
Four Generations were recently represented at a dinner given
by Mr and Mrs. Newt Hill. Mrs. E.S.
Thomas of Dresden age 65 years; her daughter Mrs. J.A. Steward, aged
46; Mrs. Una Lawrence, daughter of Mrs. Stewart, aged 25 and Guy
Lawrence, son of Mrs. Lawrence, aged 4 years.
A memorial service in behalf of the late Chas. Dysart
will be held next Sunday at Bethberal.
Oct 30, 1903 Vol 26
A memorial service in behalf of the late Charles Thompson
Dysart will be held next Sunday at Bethberal Church.
Calvin Liggett died.
Son of Mr and Mrs. Humhrey Liggett of here. Died in Summertown of billious fever. Age 28.
Will be brought to this place for interment.
Nov 3, 1903 Vol 27
Ed Jordon and Frank Hibbet farmers residing
near LaVergne, Rutherford County, between whom there had been a grudge of long
standing, met on the highway on horseback, when Jordon drew is pistol and fired
three shots, killing Hibbett. Jordan
claims self defense, but witnesses to the shooting say that it was cold
blooded. Ribbett was unarmed.
Miss Virginia Reed died from typhoid fever. Age 21.
Parents; Dr and Mrs. T.E. Reed.
Buried in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Nov 6, 1903 Vol 28
Mrs. Mary F. Nance age 72 years died at her home on
Verona Ave. Widow of the late Jas. W.
Nance. Buried at Beechwood Cemetery,
Cornerville. Children are Mr. L.J.
Nance, Rev Walter Nance who
just returned from the Mission fields of China and Miss Ruth Nance. She was a sister to Rev. L.R. Amis,
Secretary of the Tennessee Conference.
Nov 10, 1903 Vol 29
Joe Killingsworth, son of Mr J.T. Killingsworth
of the Ducanville vicinity, who was arrested several months ago near Cullman
Ala, undder the charge of shooting into a school house near that place, killing
a 12 year old boy, was fined $500 dollars and sentenced to serve six months
imprisonment in jail. This was a
compromise entered into by his attorney under the advisement of the young man's
Marshall County friends. Rather than run
the risk of a trial under indictment, in a strange land, they accepted the
Mrs. Rachel Adams died last week at her home near
Lillard's Mills and was buried at Head Springs.
Mrs. N. B. Walker, died at the home of her parents; Mr
and Mrs. Joe Ewing on the Franklin Road.
She was the formerly Miss Lula Ewing. Buried at Lone Oak Cemetery. Age 33.
Chancellor Walter S. Bearden who is engaged in holding
court here, is a man of remarkable memory.
Nov 14, 1903 Vol 30
Rachel Adams died at the home of her son-in-law, Jas
Thompson. Age 79 She was born in
McLenburg County, M.C. On 1829, moved to Marshall County in 1841. Married Joseph McLean 1851. Married Joseph Adams in 1885. Leaves 3 children. F.M. McLean of Little Mudy, Ky, Mrs. W.C.
Whitesell of Cochran and Mrs. Jas Thompson of this vicinity. Mrs. Adams was a sister to S.W. Preslar,
deceased of Farmington. Buried at Head
Nov 17, 1903 Vol 31
Esquire Samuel Davis, Nearly Ninety Years Old
One of the
oldest and best known citizens of Marshall County is Squire Samuel Davis,
who resides about four miles south of Lewisburg, on the Lewisburg and
Cornersville Turnpike. Mr.
Davis only lacks six months being ninety years old, and is remarkably well
preserved for one of the extreme age.
Mr Davis was
born in North Carolina in 1814, and came to Marshall County in 1814, and came
to Marshall County in 1816 with his parents, Mr and Mrs. W.M. Davis. They located near the present home of Mr.
Davis, which was then in Bedford County.
The subject of this sketch was united in marriage to Miss Sarah
Cochran in the year 1841. This
union resulted in five children, four sons and one daughter, one of the sons
dying in infancy. His oldest son, W.M.
Davis, was killed in the Civil War and Alfred Davis, another son
died a natural death some years ago. He
now has only two children living Mrs Emma Moore and Mr. J.T. Davis
of this county.
Mr Davis has
been a life long Democrat, is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church
and a kind-hearted, genial gentleman.
His wife died last year, and he is now left alone to live out the
remainder of his days.
Mr. C.C. Pierce died at the home of his son Mr. T.S.
Pierce. Buried in Petersburg.
Mrs. Lavina Brown died at her home. Widow of the late Byrd Brown. Age 75.
Leaves a large family of children all grown, to mourn her loss.
Dec 11, 1903 Vol 37 (missing issues and parts of the paper)
Jim T. Wilson was brought home to North
Lewisburg. Dangerously wounded by a
freight train at Columbia. Parents, Mr
and Mrs. G.W. Wilson. He is still
in serious condition.
Pencil sketches of J.C. Adam who was elected Mayor, Jno.
L. Marshal who was elected as city recorder and Geo. W. Ewing who
was elected sheriff.
Mrs Alonzo Barnes died at her home in the 16th
district. Buried at Bethberel Cemetery.
Mrs Chas. Darnell died at her home near Wheel on
Letters to Santa Claus from:
Maude Lee Craig who use to live in West Tennessee, but
now lives in Middle Tennessee close to Columbia at a little saw mill. Her papa is a great saw mill man. She wants a little doll, bedstead, and little
stove, a doll that goes to sleep and lots of nice things to eat. Maude has a small sister Gladys Craig
who wants Santa to come see her.
Hallie Beasley with her sister and brother wants an
air gun, a little wagon and some candy, oranges, bananas and wax.
Carl Orr wants a little wagon with gray horses, candy,
oranges, figs, raisins and bananas. He
has one little brother and two little sisters.
His little sister Vesta Grace Orr wants a doll and stove and lots
of candy. My little brother wants
oranges and candy and my little baby sister is to little to eat so Santa cn
bring her what ever he thinks best for her.
Claborn Meadows Dec 1 - Dear Old Santa; I am a
little boy 5 years old and I will be at Grandpa Gambill Xmas eve, and I would
like for you to bring me some chocolate candy, oranges, bananas, and some
little horses and wagons and a little gun and I would like for you to bring me
a wagon like Vance Davis's. I
will be proud of anything you bring and be sure and bring papa and mama
something and brother too. Your little
Corinne Hayes: Dear Santa please bring me a nice
school satchel, a ring , a new dress, a doll, an automobile and lots of nice
things to eat. Your little friend.
Sarah Hayes: She wants a doll with green silk dress on
and electric car, a set of furs, a cook stove big enough to cook on, candy,
nuts and lots of good things to eat.
Birdie M. Ray; 12 years old. Wants a little set of dishes some chairs, a
cup and sarcer and album, some candy, oranges, apples, nuts and wax.
I want candy, bananas, oranges, peanuts and wax. And please bring me a
wagon and a little stove and a lot of other nice things.
Robert Edward Lee:
who wants a story book about giants and roman candles and some fire
John Harden; He is 11 years old. He wants nuts, raisins, candy, toys and a
gun. He has 3 sisters and one brother.
bring them something. He want a
jumpinjack and a train and a horse and wagon.
Gertrude Gibson; I am a little girl 13 years
old. I have two brothers Johnny
Gibson and Joe Gibson.
Bertram McKinney; He wants a gun to kill some rabbits.
Gaston London; He
wants a toy automobile and a story book, Robinson Crusoe.
Paul Haggard: He wants a knife and a box of candy and
some oranges and a drum and a little hammer and hatchett. He is 10 years old.
Sadie Davis Moore; Dear Santa Claus; I am nearly six
years old I have a little brother going on 3 years, he has been so sick please
bring him a nice suit pants and coat, some nice apples, oranges, some nice toys
to suit a boy and anything else you please to bring him. Please bring me a nice doll not to small
a nice book to read, a good book, some
candy, oranges, nuuts and all the nice things ou can think you can spare.
Willie T. Moore; He wants a saddle if Santa has one
that will fit a 7 year old boy. He wants
Santa to bring Brother Garrett something.
He mentions his sister Emma. They
live one mile from Cornersville.
Mary Harden; I want you to bring me a doll and a
buggy and candy, nuts, raisins and a rocking chair and lots of other things and
Joe wants a soldier and a hammer, hatchett, and Lizzie wants a doll and a buggy
and Zunmma wants a doll and a set of dishes.
Gurly S. Tally; He is 10 years old. His little sister is Peggy Lee and she wants
Clifford Meadows; He is 3 years old and he want a
little cart and Jennett. You will find
him at grandpa Gambill's Xmas eve.
Ellen Ann Taylor; She wants a ring, bracelet and a
doll. Lives in Cornersville.
Novella Harris; She is 8 years old. She has a little sister, Dennie. She ask for the same things for her
Robbie Lynne Holland; I am a very small girl just
sixteen months old and have never hung up my stockings, but will expect you to
visit me this time. I's like to have a
french harp, a bugie, a rocking chair, a lot of good things to eat and anything
else you can spare will be appreciated..
Don't forget my little cousin Annie Guy Rives at Commerce, Texas, she's
just one day older than me. Give her
Mrs. James Niceols wife of a prominent Montgomery County planter met a horrible fate
last week. She fell into the fire and
was so badly burned that it resulted in her death. She had been married but eleven months
Jim Shofner of Bedford County is the owner of a Poland
China pig which took the first prize, $1000, at the National Stock Show at
Chicago last week. The pig is 6 months
old and weighs 700 pounds.
Dec 15, 1903 Vol 38
Mrs. J.D. Hanaway died at her home. The remains were taken to Columbia for
Mrs Mary J. Willis died at the home of Mr. B.M. Cook
from heart failure. Buried at the Taylor
Letters to Santa;
Josie May Wilson,
Ellen Hopwood; sisters Zana, Zela and Lazelle.
8 years old. Three brothers. Jimmy is in Culman Ala.
Bessie Thomas; 8 years old
Wants a gun from Mr. Claytons Hardware Store.
Marguerite Cunningham; 3 brothers.
Robbie Lee Gault; 7 years old
Herbert Wayne Gault:
Almost 6 years old
Mary Dora Houston; Has smaller brother
Flossie Ketchum; Has 3 little sisters and one
brother. Little sister is Clara Belle.
Lella Mophis; Sister Elsie Mophis
Samuel Davis; age 3 years. Brother Tom Davis.
Mary Emma Moore; Don't forget cousin Sadie