January 18, 1864
(Monday) The fatal disease of pneumonia is prevailing to an alarming extent in our city. We hear of many of our citizens being confined with it. John Ryman, a well known fisherman and an old inhabitant of Nashville, died from an attack of it last Friday.
January 18, 1864
Death of Mrs. Lucretia Anthony (see copy)
January 18 1864
Death of Mrs. Catharine Morrison (see copy)
January 20, 1864
Died, Mrs. Catharine Plaff (see copy)
January 22, 1864
(Friday) Life and death travels through the world hand in hand and just as our fondest hopes are about to be realized, death claims us as his own. Mr. William Puckett, an efficient member of our police force, died last Wednesday morning. He was to have been married at seven o’clock the same evening.
January 30, 1864
Died, Mr. Samuel Seay (see copy)
February 6, 1864
Died on the 4th instant, Margaret, aged 8 years and 9 months, daughter of William and Margaret Buchanan. The family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence in Edgefield this afternoon at 2 o’clock.
February 16, 1864
Died on Sunday morning the 14th instant, Robert, son of Nathan and Mary A. Gibson. Services at the house in Edgefield Monday February 15th. Memphis papers copy.
February 17, 1864
Died Sarah Yeatman Fall (see copy)
February 18, 1864
Died in this city on the morning of the 16th instant, Mr. Augustus D. Berry. His funeral will take place this day at 2 ½ o’clock p. m. from the residence of his brother-in-law, J. M. Hamilton, No. 54 North Summer street. Divine serviced by the Rev. Phillip S. Fall
February 19, 1864
Died on the 17th instant at the residence of his father, three and a half miles north of Nashville, on the Gallatin Pike, Powhatan C. Maxey in the 23rd year of his age. (see copy)
February 22, 1864
Died in this city at two o’clock Sunday morning the 21st instant, Susan, daughter of James Currey. The friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral of the deceased at Christ Church this afternoon at half past three o’clock. Service by Rev. Mr. Harlow.
February 22, 1864
Obituary – Powhatan C. Maxey (see copy)
February 23, 1864
Died in this city on the morning of the 21st, William Price, youngest son of B. J. and M. J. Grooms, aged one year, eleven months and twenty-one days. “The innocent of the earth that die live in heaven.”
February 24, 1864
Died yesterday morning, Salena, little daughter of Dr. and Mrs. T. A. Atchison. The friends are invited to the funeral at the family residence, corner of Broad and Spruce street, this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Services by the Rev. R. B. C. Howell, after which the remains will be taken to the City Cemetery.
February 29, 1864
Died Sunday morning, 28th instant, Mary Georgiana, infant daughter of M. S. and Mary G. Combs, aged two years and six months. The friends and acquaintances of the family are requested to attend her funeral from the residence, corner of Broad and Penitentiary streets, West Nashville, this afternoon at 2-1/2 oclock. Divine service by Rev. P. S. Fall.
March 4, 1864
Died in this city on yesterday morning, the 3rd instant, of consumption, Mrs. Emilie C. Swan Chilton, wife of James A. Chilton, aged 26 years. Her friends and acquaintances are invited to attend her funeral today at 3 o’clock p. m. from her late residence, South College street, near Elysian Grove Church. Divine service by Rev. Dr. Sawrie.
March 4, 1864
Funeral Notice: Died on the 3rd instant, Jackey Demoville, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Demoville. The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend his funeral from their residence, No. 11 Spruce street at 11 o’clock this morning. Divine service by the Rev. Dr. Howell.
March 4, 1864
Death of Poetess – Mrs. Emilie S. C. Chilton (see copy)
March 7, 1864
Death of Wiley Barker (see copy)
March 7, 1864
Died on the morning of the 6th instant, Benjamin Perry, infant son of Sam B. and Kate V. Glenn. The friends and acquaintances are invited to attend his funeral at 10 o’clock this morning at the residence of B. J. Grooms, No. 67 South Front Street.
March 12, 1864
Died in this city yesterday morning, Mr. Dick Richards of Binghampton, New York. New York papers please copy.
March 14, 1864
Death of Rev. Mr. Ford (see copy)
March 23, 1864
Died in this city on the 22nd instant, James Edward Engels, son of Capt. Peter Engels, U. S. A. Funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the father’s residence, No. 24 Spruce Street. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
March 25, 1864
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of the late Captain Jesse Joiner are respectfully invited to attend his funeral at his late residence on the Nolensville Pike on Saturday the 26th at 11 o’clock. Divine service by Rev. Dr. Sawrie. Hacks will be in attendance at the corner of Broad and College Street at 10 o’clock to convey all persons who may wish to attend the funeral
March 30, 1864
Died Mrs. Lucy Hurt (see copy)
April 4, 1864
Died on the 2nd instant at half past six o’clock, Sally O., infant daughter of John L. and Ann Maria Smith, aged fifteen months and nineteen days. The friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend her funeral this day at 1-1/2 o’clock from the residence of Joshua Spain, No. Summer street. Louisville papers please copy.
April 9, 1864
Died William Cooper (see copy)
April 9, 1864
Died Rebecca Harret Kennedy (see copy).
April 12, 1864
Died in this city on the 11th instant of typhoid fever, Mrs. M. C. Peacock. Her remains will be deposited in the City Cemetery vault today at 11o’clock a. m. Memphis paper please copy.
April 21, 1864
Death Of An Old And Estimable Citizen. Mr. John T. Claiborne, one of our most highly esteemed citizens, died at his residence in this city on Monday after a brief illness. He was a kind husband, indulgent father and a good citizen and neighbor, honored and respected by a large circle of acquaintances. Mr. Claiborne was a native of Virginia but removed to this city some years since where he has displayed that unostentatious spirit so characteristic of the gentleman of the olden times.
May 4, 1864
Died in this city on the 3rd instant, Harry McCaslin, infant son of Peter and Sarah Harris, aged thirteen months.
May 7, 1864
Died in this city on Thursday, 5th instant, Joseph R. Johns, a native of Sumner County, Tenn. He died of typhoid fever, after suffering greatly for six weeks. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss who are far removed from friends and relatives and in straightened circumstances. Mr. John died in his forty-fourth year, an honest man and much respected citizen. Southern papers please copy. A. J., jr.
May 9, 1864
Died in this city at her residence, Mrs. Eliza Farquharson, relict of the late Robert Farquharson, Esq. Funeral from 63 North College street at 4 o’clock p. m. today.
May 17, 1864
Funeral Of An Old Citizen. The sad and solemn funeral rites of the Catholic Church were witnessed yesterday morning at the Cathedral by a large concourse of people who had assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the memory of Mr. C. L. Sanders, one of the old citizens of this city. A requiem Mass was sung and the Rev. Father Kelly addressed the congregation, alluding a feeling manner to the life of the deceased. After the service the remains were taken to the City Cemetery followed by the family and friends and interred for the present in the cemetery vault.
May 25, 1864
Died on the evening of 23rd, Mrs. Martha Cockrill, wife of Milton Cockrill, aged 47 years. The friends of the family are invited to attend her funeral this morning at 10 o’clock, one and a half miles from the city on the Dickerson Pike. Services by Rev. P. S. Fall. Louisville Journel copy and charge this office.
May 30, 1864
Dead – Died In the Work House. Alexander Cameron, charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct, had his name called in the Recorder’s Court Saturday morning, to answer the charge against him. One of the officers said that the man was dead. His case was removed to the Higher Court and from the sentence of the Great Judge, there can be no appeal. Dead – died away from home and in the work-house cell. What home was thus made desolate no one can tell, for his history died with him. What faces will eagerly look for his coming, what loving hearts will listen for his familiar footstep, until hope grows weary and blinding tears dim the watching eyes, we can never know. Dead! but what cares the world? All will go on the same and the careless will echo Hood’s song: “Rattle his bones over the stones; Tis only a pauper whom nobody owns.”
June 3, 1864
(Friday) It is with sincere regret that we announce the death of Mr. J. R. Breast which sad event transpired near this city last Wednesday night. Mr. Breast was a native of Nashville and by his many sterling qualities, business capacities and social talent endeared himself to all who knew him. He was a useful and honored member of society and died regretted by his relatives, friends and acquaintances.
June 3, 1864
Died near this city at 4 o’clock on Wednesday on June 2, 1864, Mr. James R. Breast. The friends and acquaintances of the deceased are invited to attend his funeral this Friday morning at 10 o’clock at Christ Church. Divine services by Rev. W. P. Harlow.
June 6, 1864
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of Eugena, second daughter of the late M. L. Shelton, are requested to attend her funeral at 3 o’clock, Monday 6th. She died on Saturday, 4th at 1 p. m. in the nineteenth year of her age. The funeral will take place at the residence of the late M. L. Shelton, Broad Street, West, Nashville.
June 14, 1864
Died on Monday morning, 13th instant at the residence of Mr. L. Moses, West Nashville, Maggie E., infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Shull, aged one month, 16 days. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this morning at 10 o’clock. Divine service at the residence by Rev. Dr. Howell.
June 15, 1864
Died on the 14th ult., Elvore McCarty, infant son of Thomas and Lizzie McCarty, aged sixteen months and twelve days. The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend the funeral at their residence on Gay street at 3 o’clock this Wednesday evening, the 15th of June.
June 18, 1864
Funeral Notice: The relatives and friends of the late Andrew Woods are invited to attend his funeral at the residence of his father at the corner of Broad and Vauxhall streets, on Saturday, the 18th inst, at 4 o’clock p. m. Divine service by Elder P. S. Fall.
June 22, 1864
Died on the 21st instant, Luther Tarbox, infant son of Thomas S. and Delia Marr, age eleven months. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral at 4 o’clock this afternoon at the residence, No. 21, South Summer street.
June 23, 1864
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of Captain Thomas Bellsnyder are respectfully invited to attend his funeral this evening, 23rd instant at 3 o’clock from the residence of Captain William Boyd on Woodlawn street in Edgefield. Carriages will leave W. R. Cornelius at half past 1 o’clock. Divine service by Rev. J. W. Hunter.
June 24, 1864
Captain Thomas Bellsnyder. The subject of this notice was born on the Island of Carascoa (West India group) on the 20th of July, 1800, aged nearly 64 years. When about 16 years of age, he left his native place (his mother having previously died of consumption) and went to sea. After following this seafaring life for some ten years, he came to this country, landing at New Orleans about 1824. He at once became a navigator of the western waters. He was a pioneer steamboatsman and after running from New Orleans to Nashville for several years, he came to Nashville in 1828. In March, 1829, he married Miss P. M. H. Brooks with whom he lived most happily till 1854 when the beloved wife and mother died, leaving the family well nigh inconsolable. This sad bereavement bore most heavily on him and his health and strength rapidly declined and for ten long years he has been travelling down the declivity of life alone.
Captain Bellsnyder has been one of our most active and enterprising river men. For some forty years he engaged in the most laborious and toilsome occupation with efficiency and success – accumulating a handsome competency. He retired to private life about 1859. His last boat was the large and elegant steamer, Nashville, which he commanded for many years. She ceased to stem the current of the rivers and “is laid-up in ordinary,” while her Captain ceasing too, to stem the current of life is safely anchored, we trust, in the harbor of rest, while all that’s left us of the heroric old Captain is mortality that is before us, and the memories that cluster about his history. For some years he had been in feeble health. Several years ago he was threatened with paralysis from the effects of which he never entirely recovered. A little more than a year ago he was again attacked seriously by this disease and the shock well nigh wrecked his already failing health and since that period, he has required great care and solicitude at the hands of his friends.
Some five weeks ago he was suddenly and violently attacked by heart disease, and an affection of the brain, which utterly prostrated him. He lingered on, sometimes in great pain and then in comparative comfort, until Tuesday evening last, when at quarter to nine o’clock, he breathed his last. So quiet and easy was his death that the watchers by the bedside scarce knew him gone till the voice of unsleeping watchfulness announced the fact. The writer of this sketch was with him often during his protracted suffering which he bore so patiently and meekly – saying, very often, “God’s will be done.” He was fond of religious exercises and on some occasions when Rev. John Morrow was conducting prayer, he grew very happy and seemed well satisfied with his spiritual condition. But the end approached. The kindest friends – the best nursing that affectionate children could give, and the skill of the medical faculty were all in vain. The unsatiate archer had drawn his bow and refused to put it up until the citadel of life was reached and the end came.
For some three days he had been in great distress physically, difficult respiration, nervousness and pain. On Monday night he seemed easier and rested comfortably nearly all night. Just before day, labored breathing let up again and it was soon apparent that he was sinking rapidly; friends were sent for and hurried to his bedside, semi-unconsciousness ensured, and he lay thus nearly all day when just at night fall consciousness returned as if he had waked from some long reverie – recognizing his daughter and seeming perfectly conscious of what was going on. Being unable to speak he was requested to answer by signs. “Pa, do you know that you are dying? If you understand me, answer by lifting your hand. The answer came in the affirmative. “Are you ready and willing to die?” repeated the same voice, and this time he lifted his hand quite to his head. The struggles of the day and life were over and in a few moments he breathed his last. Calmly he trod the dark valley and silently sank to his rest. The old sailor has gone. “Where all the ship’s company meet, Who sail with the Saviour beneath.” Thus has passed away from our midst a kind and loving father, a good citizen and kind neighbor. Let us emulate his example, imitate his virtues, throw a veil over his faults and hope to meet him in a better and brighter world, where partings and death are no more. J. W. H.
June 25, 1864
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Jane Coffee, relict of the Rev. John M. Coffee, formerly of Warren County, are invited to attend her funeral this evening at 4 o’clock from the residence of her son-in-law, T. J. Wilson, No. 183 South Summer street.
July 18, 1864
Serious Accident.Vincent West, a citizen of this county, met with a sudden and melancholy death on Saturday last. He was in the employ of Capt. Miller and engaged at the Government Saw Mill on the river about a mile above the city. While at work in sawing lumber, his foot slipped and he became entangled in the band and carried around the wheel by which his body was crushed in a terrible manner and his neck and skull broken, causing death instantly. P. B. Coleman, Esq., the Coroner, held an inquest on the body and a verdict was rendered in accordance with the above facts. Deceased was between fifty and fifty-five yers of age and leaves a mother, wife and one child to mourn his loss.
July 20, 1864
Killed – On Monday night last, complaint was made to Lieut. Douglass that John Kirk, an employee in Dr. Chambers Venerial Hospital, had struck a negro woman named Kate Martin over the head with a spade, cutting her severely. The officer sent a soldier from the 13th United States Infantry, along with special policeman, Augustus Teenan, 5th Iowa cavalry, to arrest Kirk. Hearing that the guards were after him, he took a horse from the stable near the hospital, and afterwards borrowing a pistol, attempted to make his escape. The guard overtook him, however, and ordered him under arrest, when he drew a pistol and commenced firing at the guard. The soldier advanced upon him, wrenched the pistol from his hand, pulled him off the horse and placed him under arrest. Kirk then stooped down and picked up a rock with which to strike the guard, when the latter levelled his musket and fired, the ball taking effect in Kirk’s heart and from the effects of which he died instantly. This occurred on Charlotte pike, near the trestle-work, between 10 and 11 o’clock at night. The guard, we understand, was not to blame in the matter, acting in the first place in the most forebearing manner and not disposed to fire upon him until forbearance ceased to be a virtue.
July 21, 1864
Sudden Death. Dr. G. A. J. Mayfield, a well known physician of this city, died suddenly yesterday. While proceeding to the stable for his horse, between 11 an 12 o’clock in the morning, he was attacked with apolexy and fell to the pavement. He was removed immediately afterwards to his residence and died at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. He did not speak after the attack and was apparently unconscious until the hour of his death. Dr. Mayfield was born and reared in Williamson county where he had a large circle of acquaintance. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and was ever regarded as an attentive student and excellent physician. His funeral, we understand, will take place on Friday morning.
July 22, 1864
City Council. A meeting of both branches of the City Council was held last evening. The President explained that the meeting was called to take action in regard to the death of Dr. G. A. J. Mayfield. We have been called today, by his Honor, the Mayor, to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of Dr. G. A. J. Mayfield, a member of the Council and Alderman from the third ward. On yesterday, while engaged in the discharge of the duties of his profession and seemingly in the enjoyment of his usual health, he was stricken down by paralysis and in a few hours expired. Dr. Mayfield was descended from the old pioneer stock of Tennessee; he was plain and unpretenting in his manners, strong in his convictions of right and firm and unswerving in maintaining it; threats could not deter him, nor allurements persuade him from his devotion to his Government and the Union. Dr. Mayfield ranked high in his profession as a physician; he was an honest man, a useful citizen and a faithful public officer. We deeply deplore his death. Therefore, be it: Resolved by the City Council of Nashville, that in token of our respect for the memory of the late Alderman Mayfield, we attend his funeral tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from his residence on Church street. Resolved, That we sincerely sympathize with the widow of the late Dr. G. A. J. Mayfield in her irreparable loss. Resolved, that a copy of the above preamble and resolutions be transmitted to Mrs. Mayfield by the Recorder, that the same be spread upon the minutes of the Board of Alderman and Common Council and that a copy be furnished to the city papers with a request that the same be published.
July 28, 1864
Died in this city Wednesday morning, July 27, at seven o’clock, Mary Annie, youngest child of John and Jennie C. Cooney, aged eighteen months. The friends and acquaintances and those of M. N. Parmele are invited to attend the funeral this morning at ten o’clock from their residence on College street, opposite the Howard Institute. Louisville papers please copy.
July 28, 1864
Died on the 26th of July, 1864, at the residence of her father, Colonel A. W. Putnam, Anna W. Putnam, in the fifteenth year of her age. The funeral will take place this Thursday morning at ten o’clock from the residence of R. H. McEwen, Jr. on Vauxhall street. Services by Rev. Mr. Allen. The friends and acquaintance of the family are invited to attend.
July 29, 1864
Died yesterday morning, July 29th at her residence on Broad street, West Nashville, Mrs. Willie Shelton, wife of the late M. L. Shelton. Her friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend her funeral today at 3 o’clock, p. m. from her late residence. Divine service by Rev. Dr. Baldwin.
August 2, 1864
We regret to chronicle the death of Mrs. Jane Freeman, wife of Captain L. M. Freeman, Chief of the Fire Department, who died in this city last evening of consumption. Her disease has been a lingering one which she has borne with Christian fortitude. She leaves a large family of children and numerous relatives to mourn her loss.
August 2, 1864
Died in the city on yesterday of consumption, Mrs. Jane Freeman, wife of L. M. Freeman in the 37th year of her age. The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend the funeral today at 3 o’clock p. m. from the residence of her husband, No. 38 Gay street. Divine service by Rev. Dr. Allen.
August 9, 1864
Died on the 10th instant, George William, infant son of W. R. and N. S. Dale, aged one months, three days. The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend the funeral from the residence of his parents on Summer street this morning at 10 o’clock. Divine service by Rev. Dr. Howell.
August 12, 1864
Died Montgomery, infant son of Sallie J. and C. E. H. Martin, aged two years, eleven months and eight days. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from their residence, North Cherry street this morning at 10 1/2 o’clock. Divine services by the Rev. Mr. Allen.
August 15, 1864
A Case of Poisoning – Mrs. Pentecost (See copy)
August 16, 1864
Funeral Notice: Died on the morning of the 15th instant, Morgan, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Lyons. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from the residence of Mrs. M. A. Sullivan, No. 147 South Summer street this Tuesday morning the 16th instant at 10 o’clock.
August 25, 1864
Death of an Estimable Lady – Mrs. Harriet Rosser (See copy)
August 27, 1864
A man named Abram Parks died suddenly in this city on Thursday morning last. The jury of inquest returned a verdict that he came to his death from diarrhea. He had upon his person $76.15, supposed to have been a government employee.
August 29, 1864
Not Indentified. The body of Abram Parks who died suddenly in this city several days ago is still at the undertaking establishment of J. H. Currey where it will remain until Wednesday next in the hope that by that time he will be identified by some of his friends. The body has been embalmed and is in good condition.
September 1, 1864
Body Identified – The remains of Abram Parks who died so suddenly in this city about a week ago, have been identified by several of his friends. We have heretofore mentioned that after an inquest was held over him, his body was taken to the undertaking establishment of John H. Currey, where it was embalmed. Yesterday several of his fellow mechanics identified the remains. The deceased was in the Government employ and had been working for a short time in one of the shops in this city. He was from Lynn county, Iowa, is a widower, has several children living there and two sisters in the same county, and also two sisters in California. This is one of the advantages of embalming; for several days there was no one to identify the deceased, and had he been buried at the time of his untimely end, his death would probably not have been made known to his relatives.
September 14, 1864
Murder – Dr. J. B. Moore, of this county, was killed on Monday last near Hyde’s Ferry pike, about five miles from this city. He was in the woods and shot by some unknown persons. His body was riddled by bullets. The affair is one of mystery and there is no clue to the perpetrators of the deed. P. S. Since writing the above, Henry Abernathy, Jordan Abernathy, William Abernathy, L. Abernathy, J. F. Hill, Henry Hill and H. C. McCall, citizens in the neighborhood where the murder was committed, have been arrested and are now confined in the military prison here.
September 15, 1864
Surgeon J. B. Moore who was murdered on Monday last near the Hyde Ferry Pike, was buried yesterday evening with military honors, the Tenth Tennessee Infantry following his remains to the cemetery and firing a salute over his grave.
September 20, 1864
Died on Sunday evening at 8 o’clock at the residence of her parents, corner of High street and Lincoln Alley, Adelinne Ozane, aged six years, seven months and nine days. “A lovely flower torn away From off its parent stem, Too pure on earth to longer stay, ‘Twill blossom in heaven again.” The friends and acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. U. Ozanne are respectfully invited to attend her funeral this morning at 10 o’clock. Services at the Cathedral.
September 28, 1864
Our fellow citizen, W. A. Glenn, lost his youngest child, an interesting little girl on Monday last, making the fourth that has beeen cut down by the icy hand of Death within the past few years. “There is no flock, however watched and tended, But one dead lamb is there: There is no household, howsoe’er defended, But has one vacant chair.”
September 28, 1864
Died yesterday morning, Mrs. Milbrey Ewing, consort of Orville Ewing, Esq., aged forty-eight years and nine months. The funeral will take place at the family residence this morning at eleven o’clock. Services by Rev. Mr. Fall.
October 3, 1864
Died J. Woods Greenfield (see copy)
October 7, 1864
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of Jesse Collins are respectfully invited to attend his funeral this morning at 10 o’clock from his late residence on South Cherry Street. Divine service by Rev. Dr. Sawrie.
October 11, 1864
Shocking Accident – Death of an Estimable Young Man. John Greig (see copy)
October 11, 1864
Funeral Notice. The friends of Mrs. George Greig are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of her nephew, John Greig, from her residence on Union street at 3 o’clock. Divine service by the Rev. W. D. Barlow.
October 11, 1864
Died on Monday morning, the 10th instant, of diptheria, Annie Gay, only daughter of Dr. J. W. and Mrs. M. E. Stout, aged one year, eleven months and three weeks. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral at 3 o’clock this Tuesday afternoon at their residence, No. 32 High Street. Service by Rev. Mr. Fall.
October 12, 1864
In Memory – J. Woods Greenfield (see copy)
October 20, 1864
Died in this county on Wednesday, October 19th at the residence of her husband, B. F. Tanksley, three miles from the city on Nolensville Pike, Mrs. Mary A. Tanksley in her 25th year. The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend her funeral from the Cathedral today at 3 o’clock. Services by Rev. Mr. Brown.
October 25, 1864
Found Dead, Joseph Salament (Joseph Laivent) (see copy)
November 4, 1864
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Moore are requested to attend the funeral of their daughter, Annie L. at the residence on Porter Pike, two miles from Nashville, on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, November 5. Divine service by Rev. Dr. Baldwin.
Tuesday, November 8, 1864
According to the newspaper, buried by W.R. Cornelius, Federal undertaker in Nashville during the Civil War
OBITUARY. Mr. John McLaughlin (Government employee) died at the Hermitage House, Nashville, Tennessee, Nov. 6th, 1864. All was done that could be, by the proprietor, Mr. James Sloan. And allow me to say, too much cannot be said for his friend, Mr. D. M. Thomson, who watched with him during his illness. A brother could not have done more.
Philadelphis papers please copy.
November 15, 1864
Died in this city on Sabbath morning on the 13th instant, Mary Abbey, infant daughter of M.W. and Sarah J. Miller. “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such is the kingdom of God. Mark 10 and 14.
November 19, 1864
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Josiah Nichol are invited to attend her funeral from her late residence on the corner of Cherry and Union streets on Sunday morning at 11 o’clock. Services by Rev. Dr. Howell. On this account, Dr. Howell will not meet his congregation at the usual place at that hour.
November 19, 1864
Death Of An Old Resident – Mrs. Eleanor Nichol (See copy)
A Shooting Affray. About 6 o’clock last evening an alteration took place on College street, below Church, between W. W. Calvert and Thomas Carroll, citizens of this place, in regard to a debt involving $115, which Calvert claimed that Carroll owed him justly. A stiff quarrel ensued when Carroll drew a pistol and fired at Calvert, the ball taking effect in his left breast, about two inches below the heart. The wound is a dangerous one and it is supposed will prove fatal. Mr. Calvert was afterwards removed to his residence and when we last heard from him, was in a critical condition. Carroll had not been arrested up to the time of writing this paragraph.
November 21, 1864
Death of Wm W. Calvert. In our issue of Saturday, we mentioned the shooting of W. W. Calvert on the night previous by Thomas Carroll. Mr. Calvert lingered until 8 o’clock on Saturday morning when he expired. He had rested very comfortably during the night and his friends had reason to believe that his wound would not prove fatal. His family, too, had assembled around his couch, flushed with high hopes that he would recover when suddenly and unexpectedly, his spirit took its flight and the manly frame was cold in death. What a shock this must have been to his devoted family. Mr. Calvert was a genial, warm-hearted gentleman and greatly esteemed by all who knew him. He was a kind husband and indulgent father and although it was a pleasure to him to mingle and meet with friends, and devote himself occasionally to the enjoyments of the world, there was no one more attached to his family or who was apparently more happy than when at home with his children around him. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. Mr. Calvert’s funeral took place yesterday evening and his remains were followed to the Cemetery by a large delegation of the Independent Order of Odd Fellow.
November 22, 1864
(Tuesday) Died of His Wounds. A difficulty occurred in Edgefield a week or two since it will be remembered between Mr. Turk and Mr. Hough, both connectd with the Bear Show. During the recontre, Turk was stabbed with a knife in the hands of Hough which caused his death on Friday last.
November 23, 1864
Another Murder. About half past 7 o’clock last night a difficulty occurred between Ira Morton, son of Dr. J. W. Morton and John Phillips, son of Joel Phillips, the policeman, aged respectively about twelve or thirteen years. During the difficulty, young Morton borrowed a pistol from another lad and shot Phillips through the right breast and from the effects of the wound, he died almost instantly. This occurred on Cedar street in front of the Commercial Hotel. It was indeed a heartrending sight to witness a mere boy thus cut off so suddenly in all the vigor of extreme youth by one of not hardly of sufficient age to appreciate the crime he had committed. Truly the example set by those who should do better is having its effect and when we see such a state of things we grieve for the demoralization which has thus affected a peaceful and hitherto moral community.
November 24, 1864
The friends and acquaintances of Joel and Jane Phillips are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of their son, James Young Phillips Thursday at half past 1 o’clock at their residence, No. 101 North College street. Divine service by Rev. Dr. Goodlet.
November 25, 1864
A Negro Mortally Wounded. On yesterday morning a negro named Wesley Sanderson who keeps an apple stand on Cherry street a few doors north of Cedar, was shot by a soldier, under the following circumstances: the soldier went to the stand and commenced stealing apples when the negro, to get rid of him, closed the door. The soldier became highly insulted and drawing his pistol, fired through the door, the ball entering the negro’s breast and inflicting a wound supposed to be mortal. The soldier made his escape by running down the street.
December 5, 1864
Mr. John Hide died in this city on Saturday night last of pneumonia. He was in the 70th year of his age, and previous to his late illness, was exceedingly active for one of his years and enjoyed excellent health. He was a native of London, England and had only recently returned from a visit to the land of his birth. The deceased was the father of our well known and esteemed fellow citizen John F. Hide, to whom we extend our sympathies in his sad bereavement.