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Unknown Newspaper, Dated Monday August 8, 1927
PIONEER MOTHER RESIDED LONG IN ONE HOUSE
Mrs. Susan Mitchell Passes Away on Old Homestead Near Goshen
Mrs. Susan MItchell, aged 83 years passed away yseterday morning, in
the old home, five miles southwest of Goshen, where she lived 57 years--all
of the time since she came as a bride, with her husband from Missouri to
California - in the autumn of 1870. Her demise was caused by infirmities
The deceased was born in Tennessee, on May 19, 1844. At the age of
six years she removed with the family to Missouri making the journey with
an ox team. She grew to womanhood in that state, and there on October 2,
1870, she was united in marriage to Adolphus Mitchell.
Shortly afterward, they came to California and to Tulane county. They
settled near Goshen, on the place that was to be their homestead as long
as they lived. The husband deceased several years ago.
Three children--two sons and one daughter survive the mother. They
are Walter Mitchell and Arthur Mitchell still residing on the old homestead
and Mrs. Addie Jones of Visalia. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren living
in the old home and in and near Visalia and two nieces in Southern California.
Mrs. Mitchell was a consistant member of the Methodist church. Final
services to the memory of the late pioneer will be conducted from the Brooks
chapel in Vasalia at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. A.W. Gray pastor
of the Methodist church in Visalia to officiate. Burial will be made in
the Tulane cemetery, where reposes the body of the husband.
Susan is the daughter of William "Billy" Bogle (son of
George Bogle and Margaret Hines) and Sarah Summers.
Index to Newton Co.,MO wills and Administrations 1839-1910:
William Bogle-Admx Sarah Bogle 29 Dec 1860
William is not listed in the 1860 Newton Co.,MO census
The Bogle files in Newton Co.,MO say that Wm. left TN
in 1853 and moved to Cassville, Mo,Berry Co. and also says he is buried
in the True Love Cemetery. Then Sally with her children and a slave named
Ras moved to Newton Co.,Mo. Her records show they moved to Newton Co. in
Clipping and notes provided by Linda Boyd Lawhon.
THE MADISONVILLE MESSENGER, April 1938, Madisonville Ky:
"Hopkins Farmer Dies of Injuries"
J.W. Wilson, of Hanson Section, Is Victim of Team of Frightened
Madisonville, Ky.,April 21-J.W. Wilson, 58, a farmer of the Hanson
section dies this morning in the hospital from injuries received on April
14. Mr. Wilson was driving his team of horses to Hanson for the purpose
of plowing some gardens. He had his dog tied, but the dog got loose and
began following him. He stopped the team and got out of the wagon to make
the dog go back home. The team became frightened, made a lunge and jerked
him down. He got up and the team jerked him down again. It jerked him
down a third time and threw him onto a wheel of the wagon, causing his
spine to be injured and paralized him from the shoulders down. Wilson was
born in Tennessee, but lived in the Hanson section 38 years. He was
a member of Mt. Gilead General Baptist church. He is survived by his widow,
four sons, Sam Wilson,Whit Wilson,Mody Wilson and Homer Wilson, all of
Chicago, and four daughters, Mrs. Hallie Nance of Madisonville,Mrs.
Pauline Maurer of Chicago, Miss Gertrude Wilson of Hanson, and Miss Mary
Wilson of Chicago. He also has one brother Mike Wilson who lives in Nebo.
The clipping of this obituary was found among the personal
items of James Willie Wilson's daughter who passed away in 1995.
My great grandftaherJames W. Wilson was born in Cannon
Co, Tn 3 June 1880 and married Mary Ella Davenport in Cannon Co 27 Feb,
He was the son of Sam B. & Nancy E. HIGGINS Wilson
of Cannon Co.,TN - firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE MADISONVILLE MESSENGER, March 6, 1971, Madisonville, Ky:
Mary Ella (Davenport) Wilson
Mrs. Mary Ella Wilson, 89, formerly of Hanson and Slaughters, died
at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in a St. Louis, Mo., hospital. She was a member of
Mt. Gilead General Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Hallie Nance, 207 E. Arch; and
Mrs. Pauline Maurer, Mrs. Mary Bean and Miss. Gertrude Wilson, all of St.
Louis; two sons, Whitson Wilson, Nebo and Tom Wilson, Chicago; 18 grandchildren
and 30 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harris Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. James Williams, of St. Louis, officiating and interment
to be in West Lawn Cemetery near Hanson.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
My great grandmother, Mary Ella DAVENPORT Wilson, widow
of J.W. Wilson, was born in Cannon Co.,Tn 10 Aug 1880. She was the daughter
of Joseph B. Davenport and Mary PRESTON Davenport. - email@example.com
THE TENNESSEAN, for Tuesday, December 16, 1975, page 34, recorded:
MANCHESTER. Tenn. Services
for Jesse Sissom, 87, a retired farmer of the Shady Grove community, will
be at 2 p.m. today at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will be in
Shady Grove Cemetery.
Sissom died Sunday in Harton Memorial
Hospital, Tullahoma. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gladys White
Sissom; two daughters, Mrs. Alva Nunley, Shady Grove, and Mrs. Ralph
Neal, Inverness, Fla.;
three sons, Lelon, Inverness, Fla., Willard, Holder, Fla., and John
Sissom, Kokomo, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Ora Schmidt, Cincinnati, Ohio; 22
grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR, for December 20, 1975, recorded:
Services for Jesse Sissom, 87, Shady
Grove, Tenn., a former resident of Clermont and Indianapolis were
held Tuesday at Manchester, Tenn., with burial at Shady Grove.
Mr. Sissom died Sunday in a Tullahoma
(Tenn.) hospital. Born at Bergan, Cannon County, Tenn., he
was an Indianapolis resident from 1944 to 1974. He was a retired
inspector at Richardson Rubber Company
where he worked about 11 years. He was a former member of Clermont
Christian Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gladys W. [White]
Sissom; three sons, Willard L. Sissom of Holder, Fla., Lelon F. Sissom
Inverness, Fla. and John D. Sissom of Kokomo, and two daughters, Mrs.
Rosa Nunley of Shady Grove and Mrs. Laura Neal of Inverness.
The following from John D. Sissom, Kokomo, Indiana: Jesse
Spain Sissom, the eighth child of Thomas S. Sissom and Sarah Ann Carrick
was born Monday, July 16, 1888, in Bergan, Cannon County, Tennessee, married
Gladys Helen White, on December 24, 1916, in Coffee County, Tennessee.
The marriage ceremony was performed by Elder George W. Gilbert, and was
recorded in the Coffee County Court Marriage record book number 3, page
102. Bergan is no longer in existence, but was near Hollow Springs, the
area where most of the family grew up. The older residents of Cannon County
call Carson Fork by the name of Bergan today. John D. Sissom
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Cannon Courier June 24 1997
Mrs Mettie B Alexander
Funeral services for Mrs Mettie B Alexander, 98. were held Saturday,
June 21 at First Baptist Church in Woodbury with Bro Bobby Zumbro officiating.
Burial was in Riverside Cem with Woodbury Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs Alexander died Thursday, June 19 at Woodbury Nursing center
following a brief illness. She was a native of Cannon County, a member
of the first Baptist church and a housewife. Mrs Alexander was the
daughter of the later Abraham H Davenport and Amanda Elizabeth Odom and
she was prededed in death by her husband, the later Oscar R Alexander.
Survivors include a son and daughter in law, Milton and Helen
West Alexander of Readyville two daughters and a son in law, Nola A Turney
of Woodbury and Mildred A and Donald Paschal of Readyville.
Active pallbearers were Floy Alexander, John Boyer, Carlton
Shirley, Delbert Lester, Jack West, Steve Cates, and Buddy Black.
Contributed by Vera Andrews
Cannon Courier Oct 28 1997
Milton Alexander, 72
Services for Milton Alexander, 72 were held Saturday, October 25 in
the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro Bobby Zumbro officiating.
Burial was in Riverside Garden Cemetery with Woodbury funeral Home
in charge of arrangements.
Mr Alexander, a farmer in the Readyville community, died Wed
Oct 22 at Columbia Stones River Hospital following an extended illness.
He was a native of Cannon Co and the son of the later Oscar B Alexander
and Mettie Bell Davenport Alexander.
A member of First Baptist Church, Mr Alexander also served
as a member of the Tennesee Walking Horse Breeder's Association and Exhibitors,
the Barn Bureau of Woodbury, was a School board member representing the
14th District for 14 years, served two-three year terms on the Rutherford
County Farmers co-op Board and served four years as a board member
for Farmers Home Administration.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs Helen West Alexander of Readyville,
two sisters and brother in law, Nola Alexander Turney of Woodbury and Mildred
(his twin) Alexander Paschal and Donald Paschal both of
Active pallbearers were : Floyd Alexander, Melvin Alexander,
Wade Alexander, John Boyer, Lytle Tenpenny, Tom Tilford, Jack Pugh and
Contributed by Vera Andrews
Cannon Courier Oct 1997
Chalmers Tedder, 76
Funeral services for Chalmers Herbert Tedder. 76.
were held Tuesday October 14 at Victory Baptist Church in Shelbyville
with Pastor Jim Tedder, Michael Hawkins, and Rev Richard Heatherley officiating.
in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Mr Tedder died Sunday, Octover 12, at Bedford County General
Hospital in Shelbyville from a heart attack. He was a retired truck
driver and maintenance supervisor at Victory Baptist Church and a charter
Victory Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon. He was the
son of the late Silas Powell and Alta B Alexander Tedder.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Baines Tedder of Shelbyville,
a son, Rev Jim Tedder of Shelbyville, a sister, Mrs Ruby Leach
of Auburntown, 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Contributed by Vera Andrews
Grover Lee Estes, age 77
b. 6/22/1921 - d. 6/24/1998
Died at Stones River Hospital due to Cancer
Funeral at the Chapel of Woodbury funeral Home
Burial at Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery
Survived by: wife Viella Thomas Estes
son: Lonnie Fisher Estes
daughters: Dorothy Jean Estes Hobbs, Dovie Ruth Estes Murphy, Betty Jo Estes Tanner, and Virginia Faye Estes Waycaster
brother Freeland Brown Estes
sisters Ruby Mae Estes Lawson, Frances Lorine Estes George, Minnie Louise Estes Taylor.
James Bethel Willard
Preceded in death by wife, Maude Cooper Willard. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Harry Chapman Jr, grandson, winston
Willard Chapman, brother Dr. Frank Willard of Clarksville,
sisters Mattie (Mrs. Wiley) Nichols of Woodbury, Lillie
Willard of Tullahoma, Alberta (Mrs. E.C.) Griffith of McMinnville.
Services were conducted Wednesday, 6/24 at the Woodlawn Chapel of Roses. Entombment at Woodlawn Cross Mausoleum.
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