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Friday, April 8, 1892
The REPUBLICAN Dresden, Tennessee
A 15 year old son of Mr. COFFMAN, living in the northern part
of this county, accidently
killed himself with a pistol.
Mr. C. W. COTTRELL and wife and Miss Hattie ROOKS got in from
St. Louis, Saturday morning.
Jim REAVIS says he has been carrying around the rheumatism with
him for 12 years.
George BOYD lost a large quantity of very valuable timber in the
storm last Monday.
Our former longtime townsman Rufe McWHERTER, now of Martin, was
here lst Monday for the
first time in three years.
Mr. Claud TAYLOR, editor of the Martin Standard was in town
Monday. Mr. TAYLOR is
a pleasant gentleman. What a pity
he is a democrat.
See the display of W. E. MOSS, family grocer in todayís paper.
Mr MOSS is a young man
born and reared near Dresden.
The following couple have beeen licensed to marry
F. M. JENKINS and Nora HENDREN
R. H. PIERCE and Ura S. ANDERSON
George LEE and Sammie MORRIS
Mrs. Albertine TERRY, wife of G. M. TERRY, Esq. of Sharon died
very suddenly last Tuesday
of heart disease. Squire
TERRY left her that morning
in her usual apparent good
health and her death
was a great shock to all who know
her. Mr. TERRY was about
40 years old and leaves a
husband, six or seven
children, and a mother besides
numerous other relatives.
A 17 years old son of Mr. D. E. PHILPOT of Martin, was found
drowned in a small pond
near the family residence last
Tuesday morning in water
not over 18 inches deep. It
seems that the young
man had started after a plough and
his long absence caused
uneasiness and a search for him
resulting in the ghastly
discovery. It is suppposed that
he fell into the pond
during a spasm, as he was subject
to attacks of that kind.
A Terrible Cyclone
In the neighborhood of Sharon great damage was done. Mr. James
BROCK who lives three or four miles west of Sharon catalogues the
damage for us.
Skid SMITH - stables blown down
Mrs. William ALLENís barns destroyed
Mr. BONDís house blown off the pillars
Colored Methodist Church in Sharon destroyed
Mr. PARRISHís smoke house and carriage house blown down
B. A. TANSILís residence considerably damaged and all out
Frank PITTís house blown off pillars and office destroyed
The ell of Tom OWENís house destroyed and a number of small
buildings near it
Warren and Owens cotton gin destroyed
Frank FONVILLEís barn and DOBBís stable blown away
The top of Sherrod WITHERINGTONís tobacco barn was blown off
The Cornith Baptist Church was moved 12 feet off foundation
and considerably damaged
BRUCEís barn and Ceph BRYANTís stable demolished
Frank TAYLORís house destroyed
Mrs. Kemp CHANDLERís house moved from itís foundation and all
her outbuildings destroyed
Capt. HOLLIS crib blew away
RAGERís outhouses wrecked
Jack LINSON, colored, house was blown away and he slightly hurt.
Mr. W. T. HARRIS lost a large tabacco barn filled with tobacco
Mr. William UNDERWOODís outhouses destroyed
Wm JONES, colored, a mile northeast of town met with the same
No estimate can be made of the money lost.
Mr George MONTGOMERY made a narrow escape when the abutement
gave away on the first
bridge north of Covingtonís mill.
George who cannot swim,
siezed hold of the bridge behind
him and his horse was
Boz WINSTON, one of the oldest and most responsible and perhaps
best known colored man
is the county, having been
miller at the Northeast
mill many years, died very
suddenly yesterday morning.
He was more than four score
Legal Advertisement - Chancery Land Sale
B. D. IRVINE and W. D. JAMES vs F. M. ROBERTS
Elizabeth TERRELL et als vs A. G.
GILBERT et als
George W. MARTIN Adm. vs John G. ASHER et
End of April 8, 1892
Friday, June 29, 1883
Friday, June 29, 1883 The Enterprise
Official Directory County Officiers
Sheriff J. A. COVINGTON
Deputies C. I. A. BRASFIELD, J. P. GIBBS
Coroner Dr. Thos. EDWARDS
County Court Clerk T. I. LITTLE
Circuit Court Clerk J. G. THOMASON
Register B. B. EDWARDS
Trustee Les HARRIS
Chancery Court Clerk B.B. EDWARDS
Magistrates by Civil District
1. J. M. ALDERDICE, J. H. HENDERSON
2. W. J. BURCHARD, A. JOLLY
3. J. W. JOHNSON
4. R. W. ESKERIDGE, Robert REED
5. R. F. BOSTICK, T. M. BIGGS
6. G. W. NEWBERRY, H. L. WILKENS
7. J. A. PRESTWOOD, T. E. LOYD, W. H. FARMER,
J. F. DENHAM, J.
8. G. M. TERRY, J. T. TANSIL
9. J. C. LIPSCOMB, I. H. WARD
10. O. CHARLTON, J. H. FINCH, Jr.
11. A. M. SMITH, J. H. STIGLER
12. S. P. ALEXANDER, J. M. SOMMERS
13. C. J. WARD, C. H. WARD
14. W. M. HALL, H. W. WILSON
15. P. HOLT, J. R. MITCHELL
16. A. D. COCHRAN, W. R. CAPPS
17. T. M. LADD, W. C. CROFT
18. E. R. DENT, J. R. MILES
Mayor T. E. LOYD
Recorder Jno. McGLOTHLIN
Marshal J. L. NANNY
Aldermen J. P. GIBBS, W. L. TUCK, F. B. LOCKWOOD, C. D. WHITE,
R. B. Scott, J. F. DENHAM
An elegant entertainment was given last Monday night by Mr.
Em BELL which was attended
by many of our young people.
An excursion of about 40 went from here last Thursday evening
to attend the calisthenic
drill given by Miss Elsie
MALONE at Gardner Station.
J. F. HOLT and M. A. ETHERIDGE
J. M. ORR and Nannie HOGUE
Circuit Court proceedings June Term 1883 Clinton ADEN, Judge
Following cases droppped from docket:
Frank TAYLOR, wearing arms
W. E. GARGUS, selling liquor
Richard HAMLIN, selling liquor
Zeb SCOTER, selling liquor
John SUGGS, wearing arms
Dave MARTIN, wearing arms
Following thus disposed of:
James ROGERS, wearing arms, not guilty
Dan SPENCER, wearing arms, guilty and fined $50
and 10 days county jail
D. K. MASON & co. vs E. O. LASTER, judgement for plaintiff
Fayette CAPPS, carrying arms, not guilty
Babe HORNBECK, carrying arms, dismissed
Andy GARDNER, grand larceny, pled guilty of petty larceny
sentenced 2 yrs state
Elbert HOOPER, assault and battery, fined $20.
Real Estate Transfers:
W. J. BURNETT to John HONEY, lot in Palmersville, $225.
John HONEY to W.J. BURNETT lot in Palmersville $200.
J. J. WARD to W. H.CANTRELL lot in Greenfield $350.
T. P. MARTIN & others to W. A. HARKEY, tract of land in 8th
Deeds of Trust
Wm. YOUNG to RAY and GROOMS entire crop of cotton and bay mule
to secure $95.
Wm HARRINGTON to RAY and GROOMS, mule, crop of cotton, and corn
to secure $90.
I. H. ESTES to A. C. AKIN, crop of cotton and sorrel horse
to secure $90.
W. H. HARRINGTON to E. N. BROCK, crop of cotton and 8 hogs to
Wm HARRINGTON to E. N. BROCK, cow and calf , to secure $20.
A. L. FISHER to WINSTON & Co, crop of cotton to secure $85.
Mrs Judge GARDNER of Washington City is visiting her niece,
Mrs. E. B. LITTLE.
Miss Mary, daughter of Mr. W. M. ROSS of Bradford, is visiting
relatives is town.
Miss Emma HATTON of Nashville, Assistant State Librarian is
visiting her cousin,
Mrs J. W. MORAN.
Messrs. SWAIM and Carmen, of Gleason, attended the entertainment
at Em BELLís Monday.
Mrs B. D. IRVINE and Mrs Rufus SCOTT honored our office with a
Little Ethel BIGELOW is quite sick with cholera morbus.
Mrs John WINSTON and Miss Ada DENT have returned from an extended
visit to relatives in
Orders of Publication
R. B. CLARKE as Adm of
J. W. NEWTON vs R. D. E. 2248 B. W. NOWLIN
and another, vs W. R. VAUGHAN
Harmon J. LASATER, decíd
vs Adm of J. B. LASATER ,
George W. LASATER, et als
End of June 29, 1883
Friday, February 28 1890
For Representative J. H. STIGLER
R. W. ESTERIDGE
W. J. FREEMAN of
the 13th District
J. A. COVINGTON
S. W. LaFON
J. T. SMYTH
C. C. ADAMS
W. A. THOMPSON
R. N. IRVINE
Circuit Ct. Clerk
J. D. McKEEN
Ed. C. LYON
J. G. THOMASON
W. E. DEASON
T. I. LITTLE
S. P. ALEXANDER
J. H. BRADBERRY
W. J. KILLEBREW
J. J. WHITE
J. H. SULLIVAN
Jno. J. COLLEY
Joe R. ADKINS
W. J. REAVIS
J. R. (Dick) BRAGG
R. B. KING
N. E. ESTES
J. L. HUSKETH
Last Saturday, Mr. E. H. AYERS shot into a
drove of small birds
in his yard and killed 4 of them.
Levi HILL, who was recently convicted and
went to jail for
disturbing public worship was released on bond last
We are requested by Messrs. John and Sam GALLIMORE
to state that
they will exhibit here, on the first Monday, a calf with
The owners of the spoke factory, Messrs. T.
I. LITTLE, J. O.
LITTLE, John LITTLE, W. J. REAVIS, and Les HARRIS bought
the old THOMASON farm, 30 acres, from Mr. E. H. AYERS,
where Mr. CARMEN now lives, and propose to cut it up
into residence lots.
Miss Mamie TANSIL is visiting her sister,
Mrs H. E. PERKINS at
Mr. Tom JETER, Mt. Peliaís clever young merchant
was in town
Mrs. Addie LEWIS has been very sick this week
The aged father of ex-shefiff COVINGTON is
reported very ill at
his home near Dresden.
Mr. John BULLOCK, a well known ex-member of
the newspaper craft
was in Dresden last Friday and Saturday.
Mr. George W. WINSTEAD will attend the meeting
of the Republican
League at Nashville where he is on the program for a
Hon. Joseph E. JONES, recently moved here
from Benton Co. is ill.
Advertisement for The Dresden Bank Capital
$100,000 Now ready for Business
J.W. MORAN, President
J.W. JETER, Vice President
George BOYD, Cashier
Directors In addition to the above
J. E. DUNLAP, R. W. MOSS, Polk ALEXANDER,
H. H. BARR,
E. H. AYERS, R. H. BEARD, S. P. SCOTT,
T. H. SWAIM,
T. H. FARMER, T. A. McELWRATH, W.D.
Stockholder Names Listed In addition
G. M. BRASFIELD, W. Y. BRUMMITT, I.L.BRIENDINE,
W. R. BOBBOTT, G. I. BAXTER, E. E. BELL,
Mrs. E. R. BRASFIELD,
W. S. CARNEY, G. S. BOYD, Miss Mary
DREWRY, L. B. EDWARDS,
G. W. EDMONSTON, J. B. EZELL, J. W.
Mrs. D. A. FRAZIER, W. W. FULLER, Thomas
F. P. FONVILLE, B.L. FINCH, R. G. FONVILLE,
C. S. FOWLER,
W. K. GIBBS, J.M. GLASS, W. R. GLASS,
Nannie T. GLASS,
HART and BRIGG, W. L. HAMILTON, Mrs.
J. S. HORNSBY, Lea HARRIS, B. D. IRVINE,
IRVINE and SCOTT, Jno. W. JETER, T.
A. JONES, G. W. JETER,
H. H. LOVELACE, J.P. LYNN, Ed LYON,
T. E. LOYD,
Mrs Addie LEWIS, MoOORE & Co, Geo.W.
T. J. MICHELL, J. H. McCLAIN, Miss M.
McELWRATH and BONDURANT, C. P. MEADOWS,
J. A. MYRICK,
R. A. McCLAIN, I. F. McCLAIN, F. PARKS,
C. J. PAGE,
Mrs. L. F. PEERY, W. C. ROSS, M. V.
Mrs M. A. ROGERS, J. B. STAFFORD, C.
A. M. SMYTH, John L. SMITH, G. W. SIMMONS,
H. K. STEPHENSON, Mrs. M. J. TRAVIS,
Mrs.E. C. TRAVIS,
J. C. TURBEVILLE, W. N. THOMPSON, W.
J. VOWELL, D. T. WINSTON,
J. W. WESCOAT, T. L. WOODS.
Dr. GOURLEY has been on a visit to his sister,
at Rector, Ark. She is much better.
Mr. E. E. BAXTER, agent for the J. C. railroad,
has been very
sick with bilious fever, but is recovering.
Frank ESKERIDGE, who got caught in a belt
at the spoke factory
and badly hurt, afterward taking pneumonia, is fast
convalesing. His brother Babe is also up from a severe
Uncle Patrick R. SIMMONS, is very feeble from
old age and rheumatism.
He has good nursing at the home of his
son in law, Rev. J. M. BAXTER.
Mr John PARRISH, has had la grippe for several
John M. GLASS and wife and Miss Lizzie HOLLIS
went on an
excursion to Nashville returning last Sunday.
Mr W. R. McWHERTER is quite sick and has been
for a week or
more with pneumonia.
Messrs Honey PARRISH and J. M. BUCKLEY are
confined to the
house with mumps.
Mrs R. F. BOSTICK who has been very sick for
some time, is
Our energetic miller, Mr. J. W. BRADLEY is
doing a good
business running a saw mill, grist mill and a cotton
Our mechanic, Mr. J. M. DILTS has a new gun.
He says he
doesnít know if he will work or hunt.
Palmersville can boast of two dry goods stores,
store, one wagon shop, two blacksmith shops and one
jewelers shop run by Mr. G. G. HUTCHERSON.
Aunt Rebecca BRANN, now almost eightly-eight
years old, is not
expected to live. She is the mother of William, James
and Albert BRANN. She is at her old home with her son
Mr. F. G. EANES has been sick with la grippe.
Mr. J. S. BOWLIN, of Martin, visited Palmersville
Mr. Joe THOMASON was here last Saturday.
Drs. R. M. and V. A. BIGGS are kept very busy
of late as there
is a good deal of sickness in the county.
GLEASON News Feb 26
Mr. Ramsey DUNCAN of Huntingdon, paid his
Gleason friends a
Mr. Chas YOUNG, a student at Bethel College
visited a friend
Rev. C. C. BELL will preach at the funeral
of Mrs H. HEATH at
the Methodist Church here the second Sunday in April.
Mrs. Fannie PHELPS, the aged mother and grandmother
large PHELPS generation here, died at her home last
Wednesday night and was buried at Hopewell Friday.
Mr. Calvin FINCH, who lived 3 miles west of
here, and was
known as a staunch citizen and a man of undoubted
integrity, died Sunday afternoon of consumption.
His funeral and burial took place at Mt. Zion Tuesday,
at 11 oíclock. Uncle Calvin as he was familiarly called,
has as many friends as any one, and they all condole
with the bereaved family.
End of February 28, 1890
GLEASON News Feb 26
Mrs. Fannie PHELPS, the aged mother and grandmother
of the large PHELPS generation here, died at her home last
Wednesday night and was buried at Hopewell Friday.
Mr. Calvin FINCH, who lived 3 miles west of here, and was
known as a staunch citizen and a man of undoubted integrity,
died Sunday afternoon of consumption. His funeral and burial
took place at Mt.Zion Tuesday, at 11 oíclock. Uncle Calvin
as he was familiarly called, has as many friends as any one,
and they all condole with the bereaved family.
Friday April 22, 1892 THE DRESDEN
Mr. Lee HARRIS last week suffered the loss of a valuable horse
from lung fever.
Carpenter C. A. BAILEY is making arrangements to build an
elegant front to his
dwelling in East Dresden.
Mr. R. L. JACKSON comtemplates the early erection of a residence
on his lot near the depot,
adjoining that of Mr. HOOOPER.
The C. P. church pastor, Rev. T. F. BOWMAN has resigned his
charge and is moving
Mr. Presley C. ROGERS, the aged father of Messrs R. D. and Ed
ROGERS, died at the former
sonís home at this place last
Monday and was buried
in the Dresden Cemetery Tuesday
The funeral of Mrs. Z. C. GILLS, the wife of Mr. J. P. GIBBS,
took place at the Methodist
Church here last Saturday
afternoon. At the time
of her death, Mrs. GIBBS was a
resident of Martin, but
her remains were brought to
Dresden, the place of
her nativity, where she had long
Mrs. J.M. MEADOWS was reported quite ill yesterday.
Rev. A. E. SCOTT, of Martin, was in town yesterday.
Mrs. BOWLING, of Martin, is visiting her daughter, Mrs G. I.
Mr. W. B. SIMPSON, who lives near Latham, is dangerously ill
Mr. Edgar McKEEN, who has been at work on the McKenzie Harold,
has returned to Dresden.
Mrs G. T. TAYLOR of Union City visited her parents, Mr. R. N.
IRVINE and wife, this
Mr. Walter ENOCHS, of Trenton, visited the family of Mr. J. R.
MILLER, near Dresden
Esq. J. W. JETER, long confined to his room by paralysis, was
able to come in a rolling
Messrs. WINSTEAD, JONES, EWING, and THOMAS returned from Jackson,
where they have been
attending Supreme Court.
Elder J. V. KIRKLAND, of Palmersville, was in Dresden in
interest of Minida Normal
Mr. T. I. LITTLE and Ted, his son, left last Sunday for a
business trip, of several
days to Trenton N.J., and
New York City, in interest
of the Spoke Factory.
Miss Linda ROBEN died very suddenly last Thursday.
Walter WHITWORTH has sold his livery stable and outfit to Edgar
W. D. VILLINES has returned from a visit to Memphis.
Mrs Mary LEE and Misses Minnie and Marjorie PEOPLES visited
McKenzie last week.
T. N. DREWRY went to Newbern last week to see sick relatives.
Misses Sue and Linda SMITH and Davie CAMPBELL are visiting
relatives in Shelby County.
J. E. PHELPS and wife arrived from Memphis Monday.
Prof. J.W. DOUGLASS,of Sharon, visited friends here.
Ed LOVELACE come from Hollow Rock Sunday to see his people.
J. H. BANDY, of Como, spent Sunday with his parents.
L. NOLAN returned to Dresden Monday.
Miss Mary VILLINES went to Memphis Monday.
Mr. Andy BYERS and Wife of the 4th district, were in the village
Eld. Sam KIRKLLAND left Monday on a two week tour.
Mr. W. B. MAYO and wife had a son born to them on the 14th inst.
Messrs. Will MILLER and R. F. BOSTICK visited Dukedom today.
Mr. McLEAN had a horse that ran away Sunday with a buggy. McLEAN
escaped with only a finger
cut by the lines.
Chancery Land Sales
G. M. D. STEEL vs J. F. RAFFERTY et als
Theodore WINGO vs B. F. STEGALL et als
W. A. CRABTREE vs Louisa REVEL et als
Estate of Jacob VINCENT, W. P. DUKE, Adm.
Robert H. SHORT, Deceased
Joseph C. WOODBRIDGE, Hopkinsville, Ky
End of April 22, 1892
Friday, April 29, 1892
The Dresden Enterprise
Palmersville, April 27
D. L. BROOKS and wife, and H. W. DRAKE and wife of the 1st
District visited relatives
here Saturday and Sunday.
Mr Dean LOVERY has quit clerking and entered college.
Elder R. S. KIRKLAND returned home last evening.
SHARON News - R. S. RUSSELL is in St. Louis.
Mr. CARTER a relative of Mrs B. B. DAVIS was in town Sunday.
Miss Nora HANCOCK of Lebanon, has been the guest of her uncle
Dr. J. C. SHANNON for
several days and has gone to
Greenfield for a couple
C. L. UNDERWOOD, of Jackson, has returned accompanied by his
sister, Mrs. J. M. GLASS.
Mr. J. M. BAXTER has returned from McKenzie.
Esq. J. E. FREEMAN, of Martin, was here Tuesday in the interest
of the Fruit Commission
Growers of the county.
Born to R.L. TELLLMAN and wife, of this community, a 12 lb. boy
last Monday, his first.
Mr. John OWEN of Sharon, and Miss BREEDLOVE of near McKenzie
were married last Sunday
and returned to his home,
Monday accompanied by
Misses OLIVER and BELL of near
Strawberries were shipped from here yesterday by S. M. BROCK.
The twin babes, recently born to Mr. D. L. DUKE and wife, were
buried last Wednesday
in the same casket.
The residence of Mr. Priest BLACK in the 16th Disstrict was
destroyed by fire one
day last week.
The building burned so rapidly, the owner did not have time to
save any of the contents.
The cause of the fire is a
Mr. A. V. BIDEN and wife gave a party last Monday night to Mr.
T. P. LYON on the eve
of his departure for Memphis.
Married, Mr. J. A. GLASS, of Weakley and Miss Ada NAILING of
Obion were married at
the residence of the brides
parents at Union City.
The attendants were G. W. JETER
and Miss Nellie HUGHS,
John SMOOOT and Miss Mamie TANSIL,
W. D. BRASFIELD and Miss
Ella MEEKER, W. R. GLASS and
Miss Lillie HILL. The
bridal party returned on the next
train to Martin where
an elegant reception was tendered
by Mr. T. W. GLASS, a
brother of the groom.
Refreshments were served at 5 p. m. and at night a large number
of friends called to
extend congratulations on the happy
event. These were likewise
treated to an elegant repast.
The groom is one of our
most popular young young men
while the bride is one
of Union Cityís most charming
Next Sunday morning at the home of the bride near Fulton Ky.,
the 17th District, Prof.
Newland S. BURNETT and Mrs.
Emma C. PENN will be
united in marriage.
Miss Lillie GIBBS is visiting friends at Union City.
Mrs J. M. MEADOWS, who has been quite ill is better.
Mr. W. J. SEDBERRY and wife left last Tuesday for Palmersville.
Mr. Ed C. LYON, of Martin, visited Dresden Tuesday.
Mrs. Eudora TRAVIS has returned from a visit to relatives at
Miss Ima YOUNG, of the 10th, visited relatives here last week.
Mrs. D. L. DUKE has been seriously ill, but is better.
Mr. W. C. SCOTT has our thanks for fine samples of his onions
Attorney N. N. EDWARDS has been suffering severly this week
Misses Lena PALMER and Blanche WEAVER of Palmersvile were in
Rev. J. A. MOODY of Sharon circuit visited the family of Mr.
J. L. McGLOTHLIN last
Miss Cora JETER, of the 10th visited her uncle, Mr. J. W.
JETER and family this
Our jolly old friend, Mr. W. I. TUCKER of near Ralston, gave
us an appreciated call
Mr. W. B. SIMPSON, of the 4th district, who has been at the
point of death for 2
weeks is reported some better.
The Christian Endeavor meeting was conducted by Miss Clemmie
Miss Sue BLACKWELL, of Virginia, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
L. B. AYERS. She spent
some time in Florida and is en
route to Virginia.
Mr. Tom P. LYON left a few nights ago for Memphis, where he goes
to enter business.
Mrs. W. C. SCOTT, in answer to a telegram left for Humboldt to
visit her daughter, Mrs.
A. R. DODSON, who was very ill
but is recovering.
A telegram was received here last week announcing the death of
the youngest child of
Mr. J. V. MORAN amd wife at
We are sorry to learn that Mr. David CARDWELL of Mt. Pelia, is
afflicted with a cancer
on his face. Mr CARDWELL is one
of the counties oldest
citizens and one whose life of 84
years has been a blessing
to his community on account of
his strict integrity
and kindly disposition.
Elmo PHELPS has rented the Jones Hotel and will move into it on
Old man DEASON, who lived near here died last Saturday of old
age. He was 88 years
G. W. PHELPS and wife visited relatives at Gardner last week.
Mrs Ella LASATER visited McKenzie relatives last Sunday.
Rev. WYNN, of Paris, W. F. MATHENY this week.
Joe and Riley PHELPS are attending Federal Court at Jackson
Misses Willie and Ella DAVIS visited McKenzie Monday.
Dr. HUDSON was here from McKenzie last week.
Chancery Land Sale
vs Elizabeth SWIFT et als
Insolvent - Estate of B. F. RODDERY by W.L. RODDERY, Adm
Estate of Jacol VINCENT by W. P. DUKE, Adm
End of April 29, 1892
Friday May 20, 1892
A son was born to Prof. A. M. KIRKLAND and wife on the 13th.
Elder WRIGHT has been conducting a meeting here since last
Prof. and Elder KIRKLAND will close their school here June 4th,
and so to Fulton, KY,
to teach. Prof . HOWARD will
probably teach here.
GLEASON News May 18
S. W. LaFON was here one day last week.
Dr A. D. FINCH and wife of Dresden visited relatives here.
Bob FINCH of Oklahoma is visiting relatives here.
Ed PARHAM and family visited here last week.
Lonnie REAVIS and wife, visited their brother here Sunday.
Mrs T. A. LOVELACE visited this week.
R. H. DUNN and Homer ALEXANDER have some home from school
Ernest DREWRY visited relatives at Hollow Rock last Sunday.
Misses Mattie D. WOOLRIDGE, and Josie BOWDEN visited
Mr. D. H. WOOLRIDGE family
Miss Lou LOVELACE returned to Martin Sunday accompanied by Ione
Misses Daisy PHELPS and Metta WHITWORTH visited relatives at
McKenzie this week.
Miss Bettie HAMILTON returned from Dresden Tuesday.
John CAMPBELL went to Dickson this week on business.
Born to B. J. MILAM and wife, last Friday, a girl.
Uncle Jimmie McELROY, of Centre Point, Texas, formerly of
Dresden, died last Friday
night at the residence of
his son-in-law Joe ALEXANDER
in the 12th District of
Weakley County. His son
Fate McELROY and wife left
yesterday for their home
On the 5th Sunday this month the funerals of Rev. John W. and
James Y. CLEMENT, the
sons of Rev. T. D. and Mrs.
Elizabeth J. CLEMENT,
will be preached by Rev. T. J.
McGILL at the Mt. Moriah
Church, 5 miles east of Fulton
Ky. and one mile south
of the State Line Road in Weakley
Mr. Ed ROGERS returned yesterday from a visit to Union City.
Mr. R. G. MALOAN and wife visited relatives at Sharon last week.
Mrs. W. H. GARDNER of Martin visited relatives her last Monday.
Mr. Frank P. FONVILLE, of Sharon, our next Trustee, was in town
Mr. P. E. LEWIS, of Union City is visiting his son, the editor,
and family this week.
Miss Charlie EWING is at home from Belmont College in Nashville
to spend vacation.
Miss Mary DUKE has returned from a visit of several months to
Mr. J. F. BRINKLEY and family have moved to town and occupy the
C. B. SCOTT residence.
Miss Mattie TRAVIS has returned to her home in Union City from
a visit to relatives
and friends here.
Mr R. M. STAFLE, of McKenzie, was here last Friday. He has sold
his livery stable but
is still dealing in stock.
Miss Fannie GIBBS, of Martin, formerly of this place, and Mr.
CRUMBAUGH of Paducah,
were married in Fulton last week.
Mr. Berry EDWARDS returned last Monday to his home in Memphis
after a brief visit to
his parents Mr. and Mrs. N. N.
SHARON News May 18
Miss Mollie Hunt, of Bradford, came up Sunday.
Mr. W. T. Payne, of Dyersburg, visited our town last week.
Mr. L. J. Bryant, of Martin, was over to see friends Monday.
Mr. J. T. Cain and mother were here Sunday visiting relatives
Miss Emma Nowlin, of Martin, is at home this week.
J. C. Reagor and son and S. A. Smith went to Dresden Tuesday.
Messrs. Jim and Porter Dent went to the bridge celebration
Dr. McCollum is about commencing work on his new residence.
Prof. Douglass will build a nice dwelling this summer near the
Rev. H. B. Terry and wife leave today for Virginia.
End of May 20, 1892
Friday, April 14, 1893
THE DRESDEN ENTERPRISE
This issue contained a copy of the speech, Weakley Long Ago,
given by John A. GARDNER in Dresden July
It tells about early pioneer life - a gold mine of surnames!
On the 5th inst., I was called to Martin to unite in Holy
Wedlock, my old and tried friend, John A. COLE, of Paducah,
Ky., and Mrs. M. A. BRIGHTWELL, at the residence of the bride,
3 miles south of Martin. The night was delightfully spent with
E. J. LOONEY and wife. This old couple, bowed by the weight
of years, are slowly moving down the mountain slope that looks
to the sunset of life. D. C. Johnson
Mrs Elizabeth McLEAN died at her home near Dresden on the 29th.
after an illness of 16 months, leaving a husband to mourn her
loss. She was a devoted wife and true Christian, bearing her
sufferings with great fortitude. By her death, the Baptist
Church at Cornith loses a most valuable member.
The sudden death of Mr. Gilbert PATTERSON near Greenfield on
the 31st ult, removed one of the very few remaining pioneers of
Weakley County who life was co-extensive with the formation and
development of the county. Mr. PATTERSON was 86 years old and
had lived 63 years with his wife who died in January 1892. He
had been in the county about sixty years, and settled at the
homestead near Greenfield many years ago, where he died. He was
a very active spirit in the development of the county, and has
many a time gone ten miles before breakfast to help a neighbor
roll logs. Mr. PATTERSON held a warm place in the hearts of the
people, bearing the same relation to his community that the late
Reuben EDMONSTON did to his. He was long a consistent member of
the Methodist Church. He left several daughters and two sons, J.
W. and A. J. PATTERSON, making his home with the latter. The old
pioneer was active up to the day of his death. He had just
returned from the field and taken a seat in the house when he
fell from his chair and soon expired from heart trouble.
Miss Helen JONES began teaching school at Lane View this week.
Mr. J. W. PATTERSON, of Sharon, gave us an appreciated call.
Mr. J. M. MOORE of Union City was here this week. His dental
office is at Cashon Hotel.
Mrs Sina C STUBBLEFIELD of Martin visited her nephew, Mr. G. S.
BOYD and family this
Rev. A. W. FLOYD has been quite ill for several days.
Mrs. BROWN and sister, Mrs Ellen GATES of McKenzie, visited
their brother, Mr. R.
D. ROGERS and family this week.
Mrs. L. B. AYERS, accompanied by her nephew, Master Garland
AYERS, visited relatives
at Fulton, Ky. this week.
Miss Josie ROOKS, of Humboldt, returned home Tuesday from a
visit of several weeks
to her sister, Miss Hattie ROOKS.
Mr. C. E. KILLGORE, of Texas, visited his old home near Ralston
last week and this. He
is greatly pleased with his new
Mr. Bus BODEN and wife of Henry county visited the family of the
formerís brother Mr. A. V. BODEN, and family this week.
Mrs R. LEWIS visited Greenfield last Friday and was the guest
of her cousin, Mrs. Ned
Mr. Caruthers EWING, chief clerk of the senate, is spending his
recess here and will
resume his duties when the senate
resumes for the impeachment
of Judge DuBOIS.
Card of Thanks
From W. F. BEVILL for aid in helping his family when their home
Estate of Jarrett FRIELDS Decíd by B. F. FRIELDS, Adm.
Land Sale County Court
J. N. RAY vs James STUBBLEFIELD
Said land to be sold to settle estate of Mark STUBBLEFIELD.
End of April 14, 1893
SEPTEMBER 25, 1896 The
Death of Mattie BAXTER, nee DURHAM.
She was born July 12, 1860,at Hickman, Ky, and moved to Sharon
in January 1872. On December 27, 18XX unreadable she married
E. E. BAXTER. She was the mother of three children, two
surviving her. She died at her home August 7th 1896. Services
at the Methodist church and burial in the new cemetery at Sharon
with her child.
G. B. BROOKS
Mr. J.P. DUNLAP reports death of his brother M.L. DUNLAP, of
Miss Bettie MONTGOMERY of Decater Co, visiting family of Dr.
William McKINNEY has returned from Bath Springs, visiting
relatives & friends.
Rev. C.D. OWEN of Jonesboro, Ark, is visiting his father and
mother this week.
Mertle MAXWELL of Martin, visiting her sister Mrs. Jim BROOKS.
Mrs. T.C. BURCH visiting sick daughter, Mrs. Maggie WAGNER,
in mid Tennessee.
Titus, 14 year old son of Cullen EDWARDS, colored, had his hand
crushed and mangled at
FULLERís Gin last night.
Tom McELRATH, merchant, has returned from St. Louis, where he
purchased an immense
Tom TANSIL, Deputy Chancery Clerk of Franklin, is here visiting
George JETER spent Sunday in Greenfield.
Dr. W.E. BOBBITT, who has been quite ill, is improving.
Mrs. Eddit ROGERS, our postmistress, back at work after illness.
Jeptha D. ROGERS of Sharon and Minnie FARRIS of Ramon, La., were
married Sept 23 at home
of Rev. J.M. NOWLIN of Martin.
The wedding party
Mr. J.W. BURTON, Miss Maud NOWLIN,
Mr. Elmo GOURLEY, Miss
Carrie ROGERS, Mr. & Mrs. D.J.
NOWLIN and Mr. &
Mrs. W.S. BRYANT. Bride & groom to
reside in Ramon, La.
End of September 25, 1896
Friday, December 10, 1897
THE DRESDEN ENTERPRISE
Letters remaining in the Dresden Post Office
Mrs. J. C. CARNEY, Shafer CRAVENS, G. GATEWOOD (2), Mr. Vine
GUIHERT, C. L. MOORE, Miss Ellen PATTERSON, Miss Annie HUNTER,
Miss VANCLEVE, Miss WELLFORD, W. G. WALKER, Sam WARD,
W. M. EVERETT, Miss Mattie MUSE
Candidates for Register
James S. HILL formerly of the 18th , now the 8th
J. W. KILLEBREW
W. L. (Billy) BARTEN of the 6th (Sharon)
Sam S. SHARP of the 9th
R. F. BOSTWICK
W. A. THOMPSON
Esq J. M. SUMMERS of the 12th
Candidates for Sheriff
L. D. DODD of the 8th
J. W. PHILLIPS of the 23rd
Jno. S. ACREE of the 13th
P. H. COLLIER
B. D. ROGERS
J. W. HILLIS of the 9th (Greenfield)
I. D. ELLIOTT
Allen BRASFIELD of the 10th
J. Y. CREWFORD of the 6th
S. Z. MILLER of the 12th
John W. PARRISH of the 5th
S. A. HAGLER of the 17th
W. H. CANTRELL of the 15th
W. C. CROFT
County Court Clerk
G. T. MAYO
Col. E. E. TANSIL
Circuit Court Clerk
W. T. KILLEBREW
T. E. IRVINE of the 7th
J. W. ELDER of the 12th
Our young friend, Joe HOLBROOK, foreman of the Dresden
Enterprise, and Miss
Lillian L. GARDNER, daughter of
Albert GARDNER, married
at Dresden on Wednesday the
24th of last week.
Town and County Column
Nat HIGHT paid McKenzie a professional visit Wednesday.
Master Rogers MALOAN is very sick at his home on Depot Street.
Mr. CARTER of Humboldt was in Dresden a few days this week
Attorney J. W. THOMAS was in Greenfield on professional business
Nellie Gray KILLEBREW is quite sick with a threatened attack
Editor BILES, of Sharon, was in Dresden Monday and gave us a
J. W. FOWLER, of St. Louis, is visiting his mother a few miles
north of town.
W. G. NIX, of St. Louis, have been visiting here a guest of
Mrs Mary KIRKPATRICK.
Ex-Trustee FONVILLE of Sharon has been attending the Baptist
meeting here this week.
J. P. TAYLOR and F. H. CHANDLER have exchanged homes, Mr TAYLOR
moving to the CHANDLER
farm Tuesday. Mr CHANDLER is now
located on College Street
with his family.
Mr. Gus ATKINS and Miss Chick ADKINS, of Gleason, were married
Miss Minnie CHILES has been at the bedside of her brother,
Harsh, who while still
very sick at Nashville, is much
better. He will return
home with his mother as soon as
it is deemed safe.
Walter B. KNIGHT, editor of the Greenfield Times, was in
Dresden last Monday and
gave this office a call.
James NORTHCUTT has about recovered from the terrible injuries
sustained by him is a
railway accident at Bradford some
Miss Ida SUTHERLIN who has been visiting her cousin, Mrs. S. G.
HUNSAKER, for the past several weeks, returned to her
home in Paris last Saturday.
Last Sunday night at the residence of Mr. C. A. BAILEY and wife,
Mr. John REAVIS and Miss
Emma PARKER were united in
marriage by Esq. H. L.
HILL. This marriage, although
expected for more than
a year, was kept a profound
secret, and few knew
until the next morning.
P. M. BRUMMITT to pay note due to J. W. MORAN by W. Y. BRIMMITT,
Property of P. M. GILBERT in favor of James I. JACKSON
for use J. R.
PLUMMER by W.A. THOMPSON, Sheriff
Widow BLACKSTOCKís land to satisfy a judgement in favor of
Wm. Deering and Co.
vs B. F. BLACKSSTOCK
The Fulton Tobacco Warehouse Company vs
S. B. GLASS et al
Mollie NAILING vs Sank B. NAILING
Estate of Margaret MORAN
Estate of J. L. PARTEAN
End of December 10, 1897
December 24, 1897 THE DRESDEN
Town and County Column
J. M. PRIESTLY, of Sharon, was in Dresden Monday.
Miss Minnie CHILES made a brief visit to Union City Saturday.
Mrs Frank BROOKS of Fulton is visiting the family of
W. B. MAYO.
T. M. RYAN, of Martin, has been in Dresden several days.
J. W. THOMAS will spend the holidays with his father in Milan.
A fine son made his appearance at the home of Register
KILLEBREW last Saturday
Harmon FRAZIER is confined to his bed with a wounded leg
received while opossum
R. E. GADNER came down from St. Louis this week and spent
Mrs Nora GARDNER SMITH, after a few days visit to friends and
relatives at Union City,
has returned home.
Carl FINCH and Harry JONES returned home from school Wednesday
to spend the holidays.
Mr. T. A. McELWRATH and Mrs. Mollie BROOKS WESCOAT will be
united in marriage next
Tuesday at the home of her
sister, Mrs. W. B. MAYO.
Register J. W. KILLEBREW is confined to his home with a slight
attack of pneumonia.
His place at the registerís office
is being ably looked
after by his son, Herman and L.E.
Attorney R. J. LEWIS has returned from Nashville where he argued
the Kendrick and Runyon
vs Moss Case before the Supreme
W. S. SHELL, of Paris, was in yesterday.
Mrs. Mary SCOTT of Humboldt has been visiting her daughter,
Mrs E. E. BELL.
Master Lawrence and Hanes AYERS and Misses Louise AYERS, Ida
BAXTER and Annie Neal
McELWRATH will return home from
school to spend the holidays.
Hon. Geo. W. WINSTEAD and son, Neil, during the absence of Mrs.
WINSTEAD, are guests at the Hotel Flanders. Col.
WINSTEAD will go to Dresden
to spend the holidays with
his mother and sisters.-
Rev. C. O. JONES and Mrs. JONES, who have been visiting the
family of J. A. GIBBS,
left Tuesday to spend the
holidays with Mr. BRAGG
one of Mr. JONES recent notable
Mrs. Caroline STAFFORD died last Monday night at the home of
Mr. Jim STAFFORD, eight
miles north of town, of
pneumonia. Deceased was
quite old and leaves a host of
friends and relatives
to mourn her death. She was buried
Tuesday at the family
Rev. H. C. JOHNSON will deliver his Christmas sermon Sunday
morning instead of the
day before. Services at night
will be for the cause
of missions and will be presided
over by the district
secretary, Mrs. REEVES, Cayce, Ky.
Attorney L. E. HOLLADAY has made arrangements to take
to Chancery and County Courts on typewriter, thus
preparing them to be easily read and
will also make the business
of taking depositions a
pleasure instead of toil
Mr. E. CASE and family who have been residents of Dresden
several years, returned
yesterday to their old home,
Trenton N. J.
Hon. Joe E. JONES, of Dresden, was in town last Tuesday evening
on some business.
A few days since, Mr. R. P. STOFLE, who has for years been the
editorís unwavering friend
died of pneumonia at this
home in McKenzie. He
leaves a wife and two sons who
will miss the kindly
disposition and indulgent care of
a husband and father.
Mr. STOFLE was a man of genial
disposition and a sincere
friend, and was universally
esteemed for his excellent
List of Democratic Committeemen
1 J.E. HARRIS
2 M. C. KILGORE
3 Sam WESCOAT
4 J. A. ESKERIDGE
5 R. P. KILLEBREW
6 Bob HEARNE
7 J. W. INSCO
8 W. E. TANSIL
9 J. M. EARLS
10 Ed SPEARS
11 W. N. CLASK
12 S. P. ALEXANDER
13 D. A. GOLGEN
14 Bruce CARDWELL
15 J. E. DUNLAP
16 Jack CRABTREE
17 J. O. VINCENT
18 J. M. ADAMS
19 Jeff MARLOWE
20 Will HOUSE
21 W. B. BLAKEMAN
22 Jack PATTERSON
23 Leak EDWARDS
24 Geo. HEARNE
25 I. GRIFFY
Estate of J. M. GROOMS by J. T. GROOMS, Adm.
End of December 24, 1897
Friday, December 31, 1897 THE
(Most of this paper has been cut up and large pieces are missing)
Estate of Charlie REED M. A. SHANKLIN, Adm.