Obituaries – 1829

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Name Obituary Date Death Date Age
Brown, Mrs. Elizabeth 4/25/1829 4/16/1828 In the 64th year of her age
Caseday, Mrs. Araminta F. 7/25/1829
Casey, Miss Margaret 8/15/1829 Saturday evening last Aged 18 years
Crutcher, Mr. Thomas H. 8/22/1829 8/17/1829
Doolin, Mr. Llewellin 6/27/1829
Dwyer, Mrs. Elizabeth 9/19/1829
Eastin, Mr. William 8/29/1829 Sunday evening last
Edmiston, Mrs. Agatha 9/26/1829 9/20/1829 In the 44th year of her age
Hall, Mrs. Mary 11/28/1829 11/22/1829
Hayes, Roswell Post 8/1/1829 Aged 18 months
Hudson, Mr. Robert J. 8/29/1829 Saturday last Aged 25
Husbands, Mr. William 10/10/1829 Sunday last
Keen, Mr. Alexander Jr. 7/25/1829 7/24/1829
Lanier, Mrs. Eliza Ann 5/2/1829 In the 24th year of her age
Lawrence, Mr. Timothy D. 10/24/1829 9/16/1829
Lawrence, Mrs. Mary 8/8/1829 7/27/1829 The advanced age of 81 years
M’Daniel, Mr. Joseph 11/7/1829 11/6/1829
Owen, Sandy Esq. 10/10/1829 Tuesday last
Price, Mr. Grief 8/15/1829 8/8/1829
Richmond, Sarah Church 6/20/1829 About 10 years of age
Rollings, Mr. Henry 11/28/1829 11/19/1829
Saunders, Mr. Junius M. C. 5/16/1829 5/11/1828 In the 20th year of his age
Saunders, Rev. Hubbard 9/12/1829 9/7/1829 Just completed the 63rd year of his life
Turner, Mr. Thomas 8/22/1829 Sunday last In the 19th year of his age
Watson, Mrs. Tabitha W. 12/26/1829 12/13/1829 Just beginning the 22nd year of her life
Wilson, Mr. Samuel 10/24/1829 Saturday last
Wood, Infant son of Mr. Larkin F. 11/7/1829 11/6/1829 Infant son
Wright, Mr. James 8/15/1829 8/8/1829 Age 70

FOR 1829

April 25, 1829
Died in this county on the 16th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, consort of Dr. Morgan Brown, in the 64th year of her age.

May 2, 1829
Died in this county, after a long and afflicting illness, Mrs. Eliza Ann, consort of Capt. R. Lanier, in the 24th year of her age, leaving an affectionate husband and three children to mourn the untimely and irreparable loss.

May 16, 1829
In this county, on Monday night, 11th inst., in the 20th year of his age, Mr. Junius M. C. Saunders, son of Williams Saunders, Esq. He was an amiable and promising young man and the urbanity of his manners and correct department endeared him to an extensive acquaintance and his loss cannot but be most severely felt by the interesting family of which he was a member.

June 20, 1829
A distressing accident happened in this neighborhood on Saturday last. An interesting little girl, about 10 years of age, the daughter of Mr. Barton Richardson of this town, being on a visit at a relative’s in the country, fell and pulled over upon her a horse rack, which struck her in such a manner as to cause almost immediate death.

June 20, 1829
OBITUARY – The unfortunate accident which suddenly destroyed the life of Sarah Church Richmond, the interesting daughter of Mr. Barton Richmond, has excited the sympathies and severely wounded the sensibilities of all who knew her. She was indeed no common child. At the tender age of about ten years, she had already exhibited powers of mind and qualities of heart that rendered her the admiration of her acquaintances and friends. One who understood her character well, takes pleasure in thus publicly testifying to her uncommon worth and remarkable promise. Her perfectly amiable temper, lively yet chastened disposition, obedient and respectful deportment, stead application, clearness and readiness of understanding, and high minded honorable feelings were extraordinary traits in the character of one so young. Yet all these were already conspicuous in her. The loss of such a child must, under any circumstances, be a most severely painful blow. But for a parent to be suddenly deprived of so hopeful an offspring, without the ordinary preparation of a wasting disease, by an act of unexpected violence, is almost beyond the endurance of frail human nature. On reflection, however, much consolation must be derived from the purity and excellence of the departed little one. She has left behind her a fair unblemished character. Her memory will long be cherished with fond and sincere affection, and we may justly say to her mourning relatives: “O weep no more, that such fleeting grace, this earth has given. Hath left forever her form and face; that her soul hath run its immortal race, And the joys of heaven The changing woes of this world replace.”

June 27, 1829
Died in this town, Mr. Llewellin Doolin.

July 25, 1829
Died in this town last evening, Mr. Alexander Keen, Jr.

July 25, 1829
Died in this town, Mrs.. Araminta F. Caseday, wife of Mr. Alexander A. Caseday

August 1, 1829
Died in this town, of cholera infantum, Roswell Post, infant son of Dr. R. P. Hayes, aged 18 months. Funeral at 5 o’clock this evening at his residence.

August 8, 1829
Died in Nashville, Mrs. Mary Lawrence (See copy)

August 15, 1829
Died in this county on the 8th inst., Mr. James Wright, age 70.

August 15, 1829
Died in this town on the 8th inst., at the residence of Mr. George Ament, Mr. Grief Price, formerly of Henrico County, Virginia and late of Louisville, Kentucky. He died after an illness of 18 months under the happy influence of the Christian faith.

August 15, 1829
Died on Saturday evening last, Miss Margaret Casey, late of Virginia, aged 18 years.

August 22, 1829
Died at Tyree’s Springs, 17th Inst., Mr. Thomas H. Crutcher, of the house of Crutcher & Wood of this town.

August 22, 1829
Died on Sunday last, near Nashville, in the 19th year of his age, after an illness of eight days, borne with great fortitude, Mr. Thomas Turner, of Madison county, Alabama, student at the University of Nashville. It is with the sincerest sorrow that a friend to the deceased has occasion to communicate this information. His loss is peculiarly distressing as it happened in the very May of life – notwithstanding the constant attendance of physicians and the unremitting and truly maternal kindness of an amiable and excellent family – at a time when hope’s perpective developed the future in the gayest and most inviting colors; and the flowers of virtue had just bloomed so brightly and so abundantly too as to promise a plentiful fruitage. Many were the tears that friendship shed for the untimely fate of this amiable young man. And true this is the best evidence of worth. Nature will prompt the parent, one brother and sister to bedew the bier of a son and relative; but goodness alone can command drops from the eyes of those who are not connexions. Of this lamented youth it may with truth be said that every one with whom he was acquainted esteemed him and every one who knew him loved him.

In consequence of the unexpected death of one of their number, the Students of the University of Nashville assembled on the 16th inst. for the purpose of adopting some measures expressive of their respect for his memory. The following resolutions were presented by A. R. Manning and unanimously adopted. Whereas, the students of this University feel the deepest regret for the untimely loss of their departed friend and fellow student, Thomas Turner, therefore, Resolved, that each student wear crape on the left arm for 30 days as a testimony of that regret. Resolved, that we will attend his funeral in procession tomorrow at 10 o’clock. Resolved, that the faculty be requested to suspend the operations of the College during tomorrow. Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the two papers of this place. L. F. Wilson, President, V. P.
Winchester, Secretary.

August 29, 1829
Died in this county on Sunday evening last, Mr. William Eastin, merchant of Florence, Alabama.

August 29, 1829
Died in the vicinity of this town, on Saturday last, Mr. Robert J. Hudson, aged 25, formerly of Bedford County, Virginia.

September 12, 1829
Communicated: Departed this life on Tuesday morning , 7th inst., Rev. Hubbard Saunders, having just completed the 63rd year of his life. Mr. Saunders was a native of Brunswick county, Virginia and after having been a Local Preacher of the Gospel in the Methodist Episcopal Church for about 37 years and raised a large and respectable family, died with the confident expectation of eternal life. In all the relations, he sustained to his fellow creatures, he was generally respected and esteemed. In his own family he was peculiarly affectionate, generous and hospitable to his neighbors and evinced to all with whom he had intercourse the character and benevolence of a gentleman and a Christian. His exit was calm and resigned and while but few men will be more missed in their neighborhoods or families, none will be more sincerely

September 19, 1829
Died in this town, Mrs. Elizabeth Dwyer.

September 26, 1829
Communicated: Departed this life, at her residence in this county on the 20th inst., in the 44th year of her age, after a long and painful illness which she bore with Christian fortitude, Mrs. Agatha Edmiston, consort of Major Thomas Edmiston. Seldom is the family circle deprived of a more estimable member. A tender but judicous parent, a fond wife, a kind and indulgent mistess, a warm friend, an affectionate neighbor and a generous benefactor, the deceased was univerally beloved and is now sincerely and deeply lamented. For upwards of twenty years she was a member of the Baptist Church and led the life of an exemplary Christian. She has left a bereaved and affectionate husband, daughter and son, with an extensive train of relatives and friends to lament her loss, but they should be consoled with the reflection that her departure, painful as it is to them, was joy and gain to her. During her illness she frequently expressed a willingness and even desire to be gone, to be relieved from pain and affliction here and to partake of the joys of a better world. Let us not then mourn as those who have no hope but let us look forward with confidence to the prospect of a happy meeting beyond the grave.

October 10, 1829
Died in this town on Tuesday last, Sandy Owen, Esq.

October 10, 1829
Died in this town on Sunday last, Mr. William Husbands, Sheriff of Lincoln Co.

October 24, 1829
Died in this town suddenly on Friday 16th inst., Mr. Timothy D. Lawrence, alderman from the 6th ward.

October 24, 1829
Died on Saturday last, Mr. Samuel Wilson.

November 7, 1829
Died in this town yesterday, infant son of Mr. Larkin F. Wood.

November 7, 1829
Died last night, Mr. Joseph M’Daniel.

November 28, 1829
Died in this town on Sunday morning last, Mrs. Mary Hall, wife of A. A. Hall, Esq., editor of the Nashville Republican and daughter of Dr. John Newnan. This awfully sudden event has overwhelmed with affliction an affectionate husband and has spread a gloom over a widely extended circle of relatives, friends and acquaintances. Most sincerely do we sympathize with our bereaved neighbor in this hour of deep distress and, forgetting the collision of editorial rivalry, tender our heartfelt condolence. At a time when hope was buoyant and the spirits more than usually elated, when a first pledge of mutual love had just added to the strong tie of connubial attachment and increased the exacy of domestic joy, to be thus suddenly hurled from the pinnacle of delight to the abyss of sorrow, is indeed no ordinary affliction. We need not dwell on the virtues and accomplishments of the deceased. Her eulogy is pronounced by all who knew her and her unexpected loss in the morning of life is most sincerely lamented by a whole community.

November 28, 1829
Inscription for the tomb of Mary Newnan Hall (See copy)

November 28, 1829
Died in this county, on Thursday, 19th inst, Mr. Henry Rollings.

December 26, 1829
Communicated. Died on the 13th inst., Mrs. Tabitha W. Watson, wife of Dr. John M. Watson, just beginning the 22nd year of her life. She has left a sorrowing husband, two aged parents and many relatives and friends to lament her death, and feel sensibly the great loss they have sustained. We are well assured that all who were intimately acquainted with her will long cherish her memory with every sentiment of the most tender and compassionate respect. She bore a lingering and distressing illness of two years with exemplary fortitude and in the latter part of her affliction manifested such a Christian resignation to death, as to afford great consolation to her surviving friends. Among her dying expressions, were “O God! take me,” with others of corresponding and truly sublime tendency. None who were present during her last moments can contemplate that scene without the greatest regard and desire for that redeeming grace, which thus enables its happy subject to pass so triumphantly through the thrilling and piercing agonies of death; unto life eternal.

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