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Obituaries

1844

Name
Obituary Date
Death Date
Age
3/5/1844
Yesterday
 
3/16/1844
On Thursday, 14th instant
Infant daughter
5/21/1844
On Sunday morning
Infant son
11/21/1844
The 18th instant
In the 15th year of her age
12/21/1844
 
 
4/4/1844
On Tuesday night
 
3/23/1844 & 3/26/1844
Last evening
Age of 56
8/15/1844
On Sunday, the 11th instant
79 years
2/29/1844
On the 24th instant
Just completed his fortieth year
9/19/1844
18th instant
Aged 44 years
5/21/1844
Yesterday, Monday
 
12/24/1844
On Saturday night last
Probably near 70 years of age
2/13/1844
On Sunday  
 
3/9/1844 & 3/12/1844
Yesterday
In the 85th year of his age
11/12/1844 & 11/12/1844
Yesterday
53 years of age
3/12/1844
Sunday night last
In the 69th year of her age
Driver, Deliah (Daughter of William Driver)
6/18/1844
On the 14 instant
Aged 22 months
3/16/1844
On Friday, 14th
 
2/1/1844
Yesterday
 
6/8/1844
This morning
 
10/8/1844
On Sunday morning
Aged five years
7/30/1844
On Saturday evening, 27th instant
Aged 27 years
11/5/1844
On Sunday last
Infant daughter
3/28/1844
On Tuesday night
 
9/28/1844 & 12/14/1844
Yesterday 
Age of 75
6/15/1844
On Saturday the 8th instant
In the 32nd year of her age
11/7/1844
29th ult.
In the 37th year of her age
10/10/1844
8th instant
Aged about 17 months
5/14/1844
On Saturday night
 
12/21/1844 & 12/21/1844
20th December
Aged four years, four months and twenty-two days
10/1/1844
The 29th ult.
 
7/4/1844
On Monday last
Infant daughter
6/6/1844
Yesterday
 
9/14/1844
Yesterday afternoon
 
9/19/1844
Yesterday
In the 20th year of his age
3/23/1844
Last night
In the forty-third year of her age
3/16/1844
On Thursday, 14th instant
 
9/12/1844
September 10th
Aged nine years, two months and fourteen days
6/18/1844
On Saturday evening last
In the 34th year of her age
6/6/1844
Yesterday morning
About 35 years of age
3/23/1844
Thursday morning
Aged 79
2/1/1844
The 27th last
In the 50th year of her age
12/24/1844
A few nights previous
Five or six years of age
3/16/1844
On Wednesday, 13th instant
 
1/13/1844
On Sunday the 7th instant
 
10/5/1844
On the 3rd instant
In the 35th year of his age
5/7/1844
On Saturday morning, 27th April
In the 76th year of his age
11/28/1844
Yesterday
Aged 7 years
3/28/1844
On Tuesday night
 
4/9/1844
 
 
7/11/1844
Yesterday afternoon
Aged about 30 years
Reno, Infant daughter of James G. and Mary C.
5/11/1844
On the 8th instant
Infant daughter
5/11/1844
On the 25th ult.
 
1/23/1844
on the 20th instant
 
4/4/1844
On Sunday evening last
In his 75th year
3/16/1844
On Thursday, 14th instant
 
11/2/1844
30th
Aged about two years
11/2/1844
The 29th instant
 
4/9/1844
On the 4th instant
Infant daughter
11/19/1844
Yesterday
Infant son
6/8/1844
On the 4th inst.
In the 21st year of her age
4/4/1844
On Tuesday the 2nd instant
Aged one year, eight days.
11/16/1844 & 11/16/1844 & 11/21/1844
The 12th instant
In the 78th year of his age
7/20/1844 & 7/27/1844
The 18th inst.
In her 38th year
12/17/1844
On the 4th instant
Aged 20 years
3/23/1844
Yesterday morning
In the forty-first year of her age


Death Notices From The Whig for 1844

January 13, 1844
Departed this life, after a severe illness and several months confinement, on Sunday the 7th instant at the City Hotel, William C. Moore, a highly esteemed citizen of this place - in whose death society has suffered an irreparable loss and a widowed mother and a brother and sisters have been overwhelmed with grief and sorrow. Mr. Moore, unoffending and unobtrusive in his manners, sociable and friendly in his disposition, gained the esteem of all who knew him and attached, indissolubly the friendship and affection of those who knew him best. We, not less sensible of his many estimable qualities, of his high and moral deportment and of his honesty and correctness in all his dealings, than deeply impressed with the great loss we have sustained by the deprivation of his society and usefulness, take this opportunity of publicly expressing our high respect for his person as a citizen and a friend; and we do sincerely deplore his death and sympathize with the bereaved and afflicted friends and relatives of the deceased.

February 1, 1844
Died, Mrs. Sarah P. McNiel (see copy)

February 1, 1844
Died yesterday, about 9 o’clock, a. m., Joseph T. Dwyer, a native of Ireland, but for many years a resident of this city. His friends are requested to attend his funeral at Bishop Miles at 10 o’clock today.

February 13, 1844
Died on Sunday afternoon, a colored man known by the name of Stephen Crutcher was shot in this city by a young man named Leak. He died in a few minutes after receiving the wound. Leak is a lad about sixteen or seventeen years of age. He has been arrested and is now in jail.

February 29, 1844
Died in this city, on the 24th instant, George W. Cheatham, Esq. To his immediate family and friends, this is a peculiarly severe bereavement. No one could witness the passionate grief into which it has plunged them without the persuasion that to be so mourned, he must have been, as a husband, a father, a brother and friend, eminently enduring. If “Cords that vibrate sweetest pleasure; Thrill the deepest notes of wo” Then was George Cheatham a man to be loved for all those social qualities that constitute the charm of life and bind us to it by the tenderest ties.

His illness was made doubly painful to his family by being merged toward its close, into an obscuration of mind which threatened to deprive them of the consolation, so naturally coveted by all of receiving the last look of appropriating affection, the fond pressure of the hand and the sweet assurance of a love that shall live beyond the tomb. In all this God was better to them than their fears. So have I seen the dark clouds that lowered in the horizon all broken and dispersed while the beams of the setting sun streamed a glory over the landscape. The faith of the gospel of Christ, the sacrament of salvation, the witness of the spirit, the rich consolations of peace and hope; all gave bright promise of an unclouded entrance into another world. It was a singular coincidence that his mortal remains were committed to repose in the bosom of their mother earth on his birthday. He had just completed his fortieth year, when, as we trust, he was born to another and a better life. W

March 5, 1844
Died in this city yesterday, Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, wife of Mr. Isaac Allen. The funeral of the deceased will take place this morning at ten o’clock from her residence on College Street, near Broad. Divine services by Rev. A. S. Riggs.

March 9, 1844
It becomes our duty to announce the death of Thomas Crutcher, an old and most respected citizen of this place. He died yesterday afternoon at the Nashville Inn in the 85th year of his age.

March 12, 1844
The remains of Thomas Crutcher (see copy)

March 12, 1844
Died in this city on Sunday night last, Mrs. Elizabeth Dorris, in the 69th year of her age. The deceased was born in Amherst county, Virginia but removed to this State at the age of 12 and resided here until the close of her earthly pilgrimage. This aged lady lived to see this once wild wilderness changed from a state of savage barbarity, to civilization and prosperity. She was a member of the Baptist Church of this city.

March 16, 1844
Died in this city on Wednesday, 13th instant, Robert R. Moore, son of Mr. William H. Moore.

March 16, 1844
Died on Thursday, 14th instant, Mr. George W. Latimer of this place.

March 16, 1844
Died in this city on Thursday, 14th instant, of consumption, Mrs. Mary Sluder, wife of Mr. A. B. Sluder.

March 16, 1844
Died on Thursday, 14th instant in this city, Catharine Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr. William Anderson.

March 16, 1844
Died on Friday, 14th, Mrs. Rhoda Durrer of this city.

March 23, 1844
Death of Governor Carroll (see copy)

March 23, 1844
Died Dr. William McNeil (see copy)

March 23, 1844
Died very suddenly, Mrs. Elizabeth Woods (see copy)

March 23, 1844
Died Mrs. Catharine R. Lapsley (see copy)

March 26, 1844
Burial of the Dead, Governer Carroll (see copy)

March 28, 1844 (Thursday)
Died at the residence of her father, Dr. W. G. Dickerson in this city on Tuesday night after a lingering illness, Mrs. Belinda Polk, the amiable consort of William H. Polk, of Columbia.

March 28, 1844 (Thursday)
Died on Tuesday night, Mr. George R. Forsyth, a worthy and industrious citizen of this city.

April 4, 1844
Died on Tuesday the 2nd instant at 10 o’clock a. m., Ellen Josephine, infant daughter of Dr. W. H. And Priscilla J. Wharton, aged one year, eight days. “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such is the kingdom of heaven.” P

April 4, 1844
Suicide: A suicide transpired in this city on Tuesday night which, on account of the high standing of the deceased and the respectability of his family connexions, excited the most unpleasant sensation throughout the community. Mr. James Percy Brown, of Mississippi, recently a Representative in the legislature of that State for Bolivar county but who has made Nashville his summer residence for several years past, put an end to his existence by firing the contents of a pistol through his head. Verdict of the Coroner’s jury “self-destruction, in the consequence of temporary mental alienation.”

April 4, 1844 (Thursday)
Mr. Jonas Shivers of this county was accidentally killed on Sunday evening last by being thrown from his horse. The accident happened on the White’s Creek road. Mr. Shivers was a native of North Carolina and at the time of his death was in his 75th year.

April 9, 1844
Died at Sycamore, in this vicinity on the 4th instant, Alice Lee, infant daughter (being the last of his children) of Samuel Watson, Esq. This is the third instance within a short period that we have been called to notice the bereavement of our respected neighbor in the loss of his dear little ones.

April 9, 1844 (Tuesday)
The remains of the Honor Alexander Porter which were brought from his late residence in the Steamer Westwood, were, on Sunday last, committed to the tomb in the cemetery near the city. A procession was formed at the Wharf and proceeded to the grave where a brief but impressive discourse was pronounced by the Rev. Dr. Edgar. The remains of this distinguished man now rest in peace beside the body of his wife who died in this city some twenty-five years ago.

May 7, 1844
Died on Saturday morning, 27th April at his residence in this county, Mr. James Norman in the 76th year of his age.

May 11, 1844
Died in this city on the 25th ult., Mrs. Mary C., wife of James G. Reno, Esq. And on the 8th instant, his infant daughter and only child.

May 14, 1844
Died on Saturday night after a lingering illness, Thomas Hogan, Esq., one of the proprietors and late editor of the Nashville Union.

May 21, 1844
Died on Sunday morning, Abijah Wilson, infant son of William B. and Ann M. Bayless of this city.

May 21, 1844
Died in this city yesterday (Monday), Mrs. Virginia W. Collins, consort of John L. Collins. The friends and acquaintance of the deceased are requested to attend her funeral this morning at 10 o’clock at the First Baptist Church. Divine service by the Rev. Mr. Howell.

June 6, 1844
Yesterday morning Miles McKeon, a clerk at the Planters Bank, in a fit of mental derangement, fell over the bluff in the rear of the City Hotel in this city and was instantly killed. He was about 35 years of age.

June 6, 1844
Died on yesterday, George Oliver, youngest son of Col. A. J. Johnson. The friends of the family are requested to attend the funeral at 3 o’clock this evening at residence on Cherry Street. Divine service by Rev. P. P. Neely.

June 8, 1844
Died Mrs. Cornelia C. West (see copy)

June 8, 1844
Tribute of Respect - Alexander R. Edmiston (see copy)

June 15, 1844
Died of consumption in the 32nd year of her age, on Saturday the 8th instant at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth K. Graham, consort of Captain John Graham. Exemplary in all the relations of life, she has passed from this to enjoy the rewards of the righteous in another and better world.

June 18, 1844
Died in this city on Saturday evening last, Mrs. Sarah March, wife of Jesse D. March in the 34th year of her age. She suffered long but patiently and passed from pain to ease, from anticipation to reality. Banner.

June 18, 1844
Died in this city on the 14th instant, Deliah, infant daughter of William Driver, aged 22 months.

July 4, 1844
Died in this city on Monday last, Ellen, infant daughter of John B. and Eliza Ann Johnson.

July 11, 1844
Died yesterday afternoon at the Nashville Inn, Mr. Benjamin Pyle, a native of Chatham county, North Carolina, aged about 30 years. Mr. Pyle has left behind him few man of higher claims to all those attributes of character which constitute the sum of all that is reliable and estimable in the man of business - in the patriotic citizen - in the true friend and in the firm Christian believer. His friends and relatives at a distance, may be consoled, on hearing of his departure that in his last short and painful illness, he surrounded by sympathizing friends, some of whom had long known his worth and assiduous and affectionate attentions so desirable and soothing on the bed of death. His funeral will take place this afternoon at the Presbyterian Church at 5 o’clock. Divine service by the Rev. Dr. Edgar. Z.

July 20, 1844
Funeral. The friends and acquaintances of Col. Willie Williams are invited to attend the funeral of his late consort, Nancy Williams at his residence at 10 o’clock. Divine service by Dr. Edgar.

July 27, 1844
Died, Mrs. Nancy Williams (see copy)

July 30, 1844
Died at Mile End, in this vicinity, on Saturday evening, 27th instant, Mrs. Rebecca Ewing, wife of Edwin H. Ewing, Esq., Attorney at Law, aged 27 years. The large concourse that attended the funeral and followed to the grave the earthly remains of this amiable lady on Sunday last evinced the universal esteem in which she was held by her acquaintances and the deep sympathy of the community for her afflicted husband and family in this their severest bereavement. The gradual though fatal inroads of a pulmonary disease of twelve or eighteen months standing had prepared her friends for the sad event which we record but the pangs of separation were scarcely the less acute on this account, when, as the lingering spirit departed, the love, the tenderness, the thousand endearments of the wife, the devotion of the mother and the unaffected piety of the Christian sprung, with painful freshness, in the recollection of the surrounding mourners.

August 15, 1844
Died on Sunday, the 11th instant, at his residence in this County, Andrew Castleman, one of our oldest and most respectable citizens. He was one of the earliest settlers in Middle Tennessee and no one rendered more effectual services as a pioneer and soldier in our early Indian wars. He was remarkable for his courage, firmness and honesty; and though he had arrived to the advanced age of 79 years and in he course of nature his death might have been shortly expected, yet his loss will be severely felt by his surviving wife and numerous descendants, relatives and friends. Banner

September 12, 1844
Died on Tuesday evening, September 10th, Philip Lindsley, Jr., aged nine years, two months and fourteen days. His funeral will take place this morning at the residence of his father, the Rev. Dr. Lindsley, on College Hill at 10 o’clock. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

September 14, 1844
Meeting of the Bar - Death of Andrew J. Kerr (see copy)

September 19, 1844
Died in this vicinity on Wednesday morning, 18th instant, after a short illness, Mrs. Emily Childress, wife of Edwin Childress, Esq., aged 44 years. She was a professor of religion and a communicant of the Baptist Church in this city. The funeral of Mrs. Childress will take place this morning at 10 o’clock at the residence of the family, three miles from Nashville, near the Charlotte road. Divine service by the Rev. Dr. Howell.

September 19, 1844
Died yesterday morning in this city, Mr. Jerome B. Lane in the 20th year of his age. Mr. Lane was a respectable member of the Baptist Church of this city and died in the full triumphs of faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He had recently completed the study of medicine and bid fair to become an ornament to society; but the last summons came and found him fully prepared to depart and enjoy an everlasting rest in his Father’s mansions of bliss. Z. The friends and acquaintance of Owen and Mary Lane are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of their son, J. B. Lane, this afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Baptist Church. Religious services by the Rev. Dr. Howell.

September 28, 1844 (Saturday)
Death of a Good Citizen - Robert C. Foster (see copy)

October 1, 1844
Died in this city on Sunday morning, the 29th ult., Mrs. William Jarret, a native of Wales and an exemplary and pious member of the Baptist Church of this city. Mr. Jarret left a disconsolate wife to mourn his loss. He had lived in Nashville for many years and was beloved by all his acquaintances for his quiet and unobtrusive deportment. U.

October 5, 1844
Died in this city, on the 3rd instant of consumption in the 35th year of his age, Honorable Thomas Nicholson Morgan, for the last ten years an Associate Judge in the City Court of New Orleans. Judge Morgan was a native of Louisiana. His parents were Philadelphians; his mother a daughter of Judge Nicholson. He was graduated at Yale in 1831. Towards the close of his college life, he became decidedly pious; and, upon his return home, so firm and consistent was his religious profession in the communion of the Episcopal Church that the strong current of worldliness and the countless temptations that assail a young man possessing all the means of self indulgence in that gay Capitol, only served to show the strength and beauty of his Christian character. He took an active and leading part in all the great measures of reform which have so much elevated the moral tone of that community and gradually diffused throughout the wide circle of his own family and friends, the profoundest respect for his bright and winning example of that rare union of virtues, scrupulous strictness in his own case and unbounded charity toward others. The very high estimation in which he was held, may be inferred from his having been appointed by the Legislature to the office he held over many powerful competitors at the early age of twenty four. It was not only his high grade of scholarship and sound legal training which gained him this distinction, but the extraordinary weight of his moral and religious character. Judge Morgan is a fine example, worthy of the consideration of enterprising and ambitious young men, of the homage paid to virtue, even by those who do not practice it.

He was Junior Warden of St. Paul's Church and will be gratefully remembered by its Pastor and People as one of the founders and most liberal supporters of that new Parish. He died in the full assurance of faith and is gone, we doubt not, to the high employment, the bliss and the glory of the sanctuary above. Funeral, this day at 10 o'clock from the Episcopal Church. W.

October 8, 1844
Died in this city on Sunday morning, Juliet, daughter of James Erwin, Esq, aged five years.

October 10, 1844
Died on Tuesday morning, 8th instant, Charles, infant son of Col. Blackman Hays of this county, aged about 17 months.

November 2, 1844
Died suddenly on Tuesday afternoon, the 29th instant, Mr. John N. Todd, a respectable citizen of this place. In this dispensation of providence, we have a striking instance of the great truth that, “in the midst of life we are in death,” On the morning of that day he, pursuing his customary avocations in apparent health, but ere the sun had set, the dread messenger called him from time to eternity. A funeral discourse was pronounced in the Christian Church of which he was a member, by the Rev. Dr. Wharton after which his remains were interred with Masonic honors. Also on the following day, the infant son of Mr. Todd, aged about two years. Father and son were laid side by side in the same grave.

November 5, 1844
Died suddenly on Sunday last, Ellen, infant daughter of Godfrey M. Fogg, Esq.

November 7, 1844
Died on the 29th ult., in the Mill Creek neighborhood, Sarah F. Hamilton, wife of James Hamilton in the 37th year of her age.

November 12, 1844
The friends and acquaintances of the late Dr. William G. Dickinson are invited to attend his funeral this Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock from the Episcopal Church. Divine service by Rev. Mr. Wheat. The Masonic Fraternity will be in attendance.

November 12, 1844
Died yesterday morning at his residence in this city, William G. Dickinson, M. D. He was born at Charlestown in the State of New Hampshire on the 4th of August, 1791. He was therefore at the time of his death, 53 years of age. Dr. Dickinson removed to this State about thirty-two years ago and resided first at Franklin, afterwards at Columbia and for the last ten or eleven years, in this city. Few men have departed this life with a higher reputation as a man of honor and integrity and he has left to his children the inheritance of an unsullied name. His funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o’clock.

November 16, 1844
Tribute of Respect - The Criminal Court of Davidson county met on Thursday morning pursuant to adjournment, the Hon. William K. Turner presiding and after the record was read and signed, John M. Lea, Esq. rose and said that intelligence had just been received of the death of the Honorable Robert Whyte, one of the oldest members of the legal profession and for a number of years one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Few of the present members of the Bar had the pleasure of a person acquaintance with the deceased, he having some years ago withdrawn from public life but a record of his worth is contained in the memory of his contemporaries and the reported adjudications of the Tribunal of which, for eighteen years, he was a distinguished member. A graduate of the University of Glasgow and in early life, Professor of Languages in William and Mary College, he is said never to have lost his taste for classical pursuits and, amidst all the toils of his professional life, found time to keep pace with the current literature of the day. His opinions whilst a member of the Supreme Court and during his Judicial career not a few vexed questions of the utmost importance were then settled and have never since been disturbed - evince great industry and ability. Bred a lawyer during the last century, it is not astonishing that he had a great reverence for the old authorities, and from reading his opinions as printed in the Reports, it is very apparent that he did not much favor innovations upon the common law.

His style is plain and perspicuous - no attempt at ornament or useless declamation. He also possessed the happy faculty of confining his remarks to the point under consideration. His conduct in private life as well as in public life was marked by the highest sense of honor. Kind to every one with whom he had any intercourse, we suppose no man was more respected during his life or died more regretted by those who knew him. As a testimony of respect for the memory of the deceased the following resolutions are offered: Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with the numerous friends and kindred of the late Judge Whyte in the loss sustained by the death of one so amiable and excellent in all the relations of life. Resolved, That as members of the legal profession which was adorned by the talents, learning and integrity of the deceased, we lament his death with feelings and sentiments, appropriately due to one who labored so successfully to build up and sustain the system of Tennessee Jurisprudence. Resolved, That as a mark of respect, we wear for thirty days the usual badge of mourning. On motion of Thomas H. Fletcher, Esq., the Resolutions were entered on the minutes and copies furnished for publication in the papers of the city.

November 16, 1844
Funeral of Honorable Robert Whyte. The friends and acquaintance of the Honorable Robert Whyte are invited to attend his Funeral tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 10 1/2 o'clock from the Baptist Church. Divine service by the Rev. Dr. Howell. The Masonic Fraternity and the St. Andrew's Society will attend.

November 19, 1844
Died yesterday afternoon at four o'clock, John Dexter, infant son of Matthew and Rebecca Watson. Their friends are requested, without further notice, to attend his funeral at the residence on Cedar street at 3 o'clock today.

November 21, 1844
Died on the 18th instant in this city, Ann, daughter of John Black, Esq. in the 15th year of her age.

November 21, 1844
Died at his residence in the city on Tuesday, the 12th instant, in the 78th year of his age, the Honorable Robert Whyte, late one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals of this State. Judge Whyte was a native of Shire of Gallway in the Kingdom of Scotland. He emigrated to the United States some fifty years age and settled in Virginia where his classical learning procured his appointment to the professorship of languages in the College of William and Mary. From Virginia, he removed to North Carolina where he entered upon the practice of law; thence he removed to this State where he resided for the last forty years. Having been appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court, he filled that highly responsible office for eighteen years, during which time he sustained a high reputation as an able, intelligent and upright Judge. In the walks of private life he was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was long a member of the Baptist Church and while his course of life gave evidence of the strength and sincerity of his belief, his calm and peaceful end proved that a firm reliance upon the promises of the Bible had disarmed death of it terrors. On Sunday last, his body was conveyed to the Baptist Church where an impressive and appropriate discourse was delivered by the Rev. Dr. Howell after which he was interred in the Cemetery near this city with Masonic honors. L.

November 28, 1844
Died at the Nashville Inn yesterday after a painful and protracted illness, Ellis Ware Percy, youngest son of the late Col. Thomas Percy of Huntsville, aged 7 years.

December 14, 1844
Tribute of Respect - At a meeting of the Harrison Guards, held on the 12th instant, the following resolution was offered by Lieut Heiman and unanimously adopted. Resolved, that this corps tender its thanks to its late Captain, R. C. Foster, 3rd for his efficient services as commander of this corps and it more particularly desires to compliment him for his gentlemanly deportment throughout the entire period since the organization of this company in 1840. On motion of Sergeant Smith, the foregoing resolution was ordered to be published in the Nashville Whig and Republican Banner. Frederick Gould, Secretary.

December 17, 1844
Died in New Orleans on the 4th instant, Robert Williams, youngest son of the late Captain John Williams of this city, aged 20 years. The intelligence of the death of this examplary and promising young gentleman in whom were claimed a must respected acquaintance, was received through the New Orleans papers by the Gov. Jones. The event, though not wholly unexpected, the deceased having spent the last summer at Nashville in ill health - revived the heart felt sympathies with which the friends of his family a few years ago followed to the grave, in quick succession, a lamented father and an only sister. The deceased was the constant and very dear companion of a widowed mother whose heart, though borne down by previous sorrows, was ill prepared, even by the foreshading of the common enemy, for this last bitter pang. Hope indulged the fond expectation of her poor son's recovery to the last moments of a life rapidly waning before the inroads of consumption.

December 21, 1844
Funeral. The friends and acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. George W. House are requested to attend the funeral of their son, James Hamilton at the Female Academy this morning at 10 o'clock. Divine service by Rev. Dr. Edgar.

December 21, 1844
Obituary. "Death rides on every breeze, And lurks in every flower, Each season has its own disease, Its peril every hour." Departed this life on Friday morning, 20th December of scarlet fever, James Hamilton House, son of George W. and Mary House of this city, aged four years, four months and twenty-two days. A few minutes before nine o'clock, A. M., "the silver cord was loosed - the golden bowl - the pitcher at the fountain, and the wheel at the cistern, were broken." "Dust returned to earth as it was and the spirit to God who gave it" conducted by a convoy of angels into the presence and arms of Him who said, "Suffer little children and forbid them not, to come unto me for such is the kingdom of Heaven." Yes, dear James "Thou are gone to the grave, we no longer behold thee, Nor tread the rough path of the world by thy side, But the wide arms of mercy are spread to enfold thee, And sinners may hope, since the sinless have died." There can be no doubt, he is now wearing that bright crown which he was permitted to see so distinctly and endeavored to point out to his dear mother a few moments before his spirit winged is way from earth to heaven. "Hark! the golden harps are ringing, Sounds unearthly fill his ear; Millions now in heaven singing. Greet his joyful entrance there."

December 21, 1844
Funeral. The friends and acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. Hardin P. Bostick are requested to attend the funeral of their son, Manoah at their residence, one mile on the Charlotte Turnpike at 2 o'clock this evening.

December 24, 1844
Destressing Accident. On Saturday night last, the dwelling house of Captain William Creel, about eleven miles east of Nashville, accidentally took fire and was entirely consumed. Captain Creel in attempting to save some property, perished in the flame. He was probably near 70 years of age.

December 24, 1844
A few nights previous, the house of Mr. Joseph Moore, about two miles eastwardly of the same place, was destroyed by fire and a little daughter of Mr. Moore, five or six years of age, was burnt to death.

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