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Clarke County Alabama

The Clarke County Democrat

May 25, 1871

Died, near Grove Hill, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Alvira CHAPMAN,
Mrs. M. Celia CALHOUN, who was born December 10, 1841, and departed this life
May 6, 1871.

We learn that Alonzo P. WIMBISH, late of this county, was killed in Dayton,
Marengo County, some ten days ago, by a Mr. CHAPMAN.  WIMBISH was trying to
kill CHAPMAN at the time.

June 8, 1871

We regret to learn that Mr. Frank BUMPERS, living near Stave Landing, in this
county, was killed a few days since by Mr. SKIPWORTH.  Mr. BUMPERS was
driving for deer, and just before entering the road where SKIPWORTH was
standing,  stopped, and was shot by the latter, mistaking him for a deer.

June 15, 1871

William COATE, an aged citizen of this county, died on the 7th instant, at
his residence near Clarkesville.  He had resided there since about 1811, passing  through the troubles, hardships and inconveniences which the early settlers  had to endure.  He arrived here the year before the Creek Indian War commenced,  and like others, during that perilous period, sought refuge in one of the  forts of the county.  He was about 89 or 90 years old, and leaves many relatives  and friends to mourn his death.

Mr. Littleberry R. NOBLE, another aged citizen of our county, departed this  life a few weeks ago… He had resided in this county for over half a century,  and was much respected and beloved for his excellent traits of character.  We
suppose he was about 70 years old.

June 29, 1871:

Mr. PETTIGREW, of the vicinity of Eutaw, was killed in that town lately, in  an altercation and difficulty with a Mr. BOGGS and his son of Finch's Ferry.

Captain Sam W. ABLES, an old Tombigbee River steamboatman, died in Mobile last week of dropsy.

The Marengo Journal, of the 17th instant, says that Mr. Edward BRADLEY was shot and killed by Mr. Henry TUCKER, near Shiloh, on the morning of the 16th.  It is said the dispute arose about some hogs.

July 13, 1871:

Mrs. Eliza Ann McCASKEY, wife of D.C. McCASKEY, and daughter of Stephen and Mary BETTIS, was born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, October 10, 1809.  Her parents emigrated to Alabama in 1818.  She was married to D.C. McCASKEY  on the 14th of February 1828, and died suddenly of apoplexy on the 16th day of
June 1871, in the 62nd year of her age.  Our departed sister was the subject of early religious impressions, and publicly professed her faith in Christ, by  being baptized into the fellowship of Salem Baptist Church, by Elder George
WILLIAMS, in 1834.

July 27, 1871:

In a difficulty with a Mr. BARLEY, Mr. MARSCHALK, editor of the Marengo Journal, at Linden, was severely stabbed and lived only a few days.  His body was sent to Port Gibson, Mississippi, the home of his father, for interment.

August 10, 1871

We learn that Mr. Rufus SELLERS was drowned at Sellers Woodyard on the
Tombigbee River, near Wood's Bluff, on last Saturday.

Mrs. Rebecca WOODARD, wife of Captain S.T. WOODARD, of this place, died on Sunday morning last, after a painful illness of eight or nine days.

August 17, 1871

We regret to learn that Mrs. J.D. GUY, of Coffeeville, while standing at her
table, on Tuesday of last week, in usual health, sunk to the floor and

We regret to learn that Mrs. Dollie C. POWERS died, on Saturday last, at the  residence of her father, M. EZELL, near Suggsville.  Mrs. POWERS was  well-known and highly esteemed.Her funeral was preached on Monday morning by Rev.  J.W. RUSH.

August 24, 1871

Doroliski, daughter of Miel and Maria EZELL, and wife of Rev. R.M. POWERS,  was born on the 29th of August 1843, and died August 13, 1871… Early in life she   enrolled her name upon the books of the M.E. Church…

Julia Ann, wife of David WHITE, died at her residence, five miles west of  Choctaw Corner, on the 11th of August 1871, aged 41 years and 4 days.  She was  reared a Methodist, but after her marriage became a Baptist… She left eight  children living, one infant, and five repose in the narrow house of death by her side

We are pained to learn that Mrs. Seth P. STRINGER, of Jackson, died on Friday  morning last.

We regret to learn that Mr. Pleiades BROWN, an old and highly esteemed citizen of this county, died at his residence, near Gainestown, on Sunday last, of  typhoid fever.

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