Obituaries – 1840

Please note that the listings here are only for obituaries that have been found to date. It does not include all those that are listed with readable inscriptions; therefore, we have not yet cross-referenced them to the tombstone pages.
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Obituary Date
Death Date
In the 55th year of her age
On Saturday last
Aged 53
Aged 2 years
In the 37th year of her age
Aged 13 years
On Saturday
In the 67th year of his age
In the 25th year of her age
On Tuesday last
In the 24th year of his age
On Wednesday evening
6 or 7 years
Aged 33 years
Infant daughter
Aged 30 years
Death Notices from The Whig for 1840

February 17, 1840
David Johnson, a promising little boy of six or seven years, son of James Johnson, Esq., of the House of Johnson, Rayburn & Company, was instantly killed on Broad Street on Wednesday evening by the falling of a stone from a street blast, on his head.

March 13, 1840
Died near Hillsborough, in this county, Tuesday morning, March 10, Mrs. Mary, consort of Major W. W. Brown, in the 37th year of her age, leaving him with six children and numerous relatives and friends to mourn their irrecoverable loss.

April 1, 1840
Died in this county, March 28th in the 25th year of her age, Mrs. Mary Ann, consort of C. V. Hooper, Esq., leaving an affectionate companion and six young children to mourn their irreparable loss.

May 29, 1840
The City Cemetery – (See copy)

May 29, 1840
Obituary: Mr. David Jenkins (See copy)

June 1, 1840
Died in this county on Saturday 3rd May, Mr. John Hays, oldest son of Charles Hays, Esq. and an estimable citizen of Davidson County.

June 17, 1840
Tribute of Respect – Charles D. Vaulx (See copy)

June 24, 1840
Tribute of Respect – Charles D. Vaulx (See copy)

July 13, 1840
Died at Stewart’s Ferry on the 6th instant, Andrew Stewart, only son of William Stewart, Esq., aged thirty three years.

July 20, 1840
Died in this place on Saturday last, Mrs. Sarah Ann, wife of L. D. Baker, Esq.

July 27, 1840
Died in this county at the residence of his brother, Rev. Alexander Winbourne, a highly respectable clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal church, aged 30 years.

August 3, 1840
Died at his residence in this county,Mr. B. F. Drakeon Friday evening last, July 31.

August 6, 1849
Died on Sunday, the 2nd of August, Charles F., son of W. H. and E. Benton, aged two years.

August 13, 1840
Died on Monday, August 3, at the residence of his son-in-law, W. A. Eichbaum, Esq. of this city, Mrs. Catharine Stearns, late of Watertown, Massachusetts. The deceased was much endeared to her friends and acquaintances by her kind and amiable social qualities and died as she lived, a pious and exemplary member of the Christian Church.

August 20, 1840
Died on the 18th instant, Esther Maria, infant daughter of Liston and Elizabeth Stones.

August 24, 1840
Died at the residence of Dr. W. P. Lawrence in this city, William H. Sumner, late a delegate attached to the Louisiana delegation to the Convention and supposed to be a merchant of New Orleans. New Orleans papers please copy.

August 25,1840
Died Harriet Gingry (See copy)

September 18, 1840
Died in this county yesterday of congestive fever, Dr. Peyton Robertson.

September 25, 1840
Died in Davidson County of congestive fever, on he 20th instant, Mrs. Milly Austin, wife of Edwin Austin, in the 55th year of her age. She left a loving husband, thirteen children and numerous connections and friends to mourn her loss. By the death of the woman, her neighborhood and society have lost one of the brightest ornaments. In her younger days, she obtained an interest in our blessed Saviour and proclaimed about three hours before her departure that she had a hope of heaven and did not fear to die.

October 29, 1840
Died in this county on the 26th instant at the residence of David Ralston, Mr. Lewis M. Basye, aged 53.

November 16, 1840
Died in this place yesterday morning, Rev. Edmund Lanier. He will be buried with Masonic honors.

December 21, 1840
OBITUARY –Felix Grundy (See copy)

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