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Weakley County, Tennessee

Early Weakley Newspapers

Transcribed from Microfilm by Martha Smith


Newspaper Abstracts 1882 thru 1897

Not all issues have survived


Note: This Newspaper is on the microfilm immediately following December 30, 1881

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
        buildings destroyed
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
        misfortune
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 swept away.
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
        years old.

Legal Advertisement   -  Chancery Land Sale
B. D. IRVINE and W. D. JAMES  vs   F. M. ROBERTS et als
Elizabeth TERRELL  et als   vs   A. G. GILBERT et als
George W. MARTIN Adm.   vs   John G. ASHER et als

End of April 8, 1892

Friday, June 29, 1883   THE ENTERPRISE 
Dresden,Tennessee

Friday, June 29, 1883   The Enterprise 
                   Dresden,Tennessee 

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. W. PARHAM
  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

Town Directory 
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.

Marriage Licenses
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 prison
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
        district, $180. 

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
        secure $26.
Wm HARRINGTON to E. N. BROCK, cow and calf , to secure $20.
A. L. FISHER to WINSTON & Co, crop of cotton to secure $85.

Personal
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
        visit.
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 North Carolina. 

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      Dresden Enterprise

Announcements
For Representative J. H. STIGLER
For Sheriff        R. W. ESTERIDGE 
     W. J. FREEMAN of the 13th District 
     J. A. COVINGTON        7th District
     S. W. LaFON            5th District
     J. T. SMYTH           11th District

For Trustee
     C. C. ADAMS          18th District
     W. A. THOMPSON 
     R. N. IRVINE          7th District 

Circuit Ct. Clerk
     J. D. McKEEN
     Ed. C. LYON          18th District
     J. G. THOMASON        7th District
     W. E. DEASON         11th District 

County Clerk
     T. I. LITTLE
     S. P. ALEXANDER      12th District
     J. H. BRADBERRY       7th District

For Register
     W. J. KILLEBREW       2nd District
     J. J. WHITE           7th District
     J. H. SULLIVAN       18th District
     Jno. J. COLLEY       13th District
     Joe R. ADKINS        11th District
     W. J. REAVIS
     J. R. (Dick) BRAGG 
     R. B. KING            7th District
     N. E. ESTES           8th District
     J. L. HUSKETH         2nd Disrtict

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
        Sunday.
We are requested by Messrs. John and Sam GALLIMORE to state that
        they will exhibit here, on the first Monday, a calf with
        two heads. 
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.

Personal Mention
Miss Mamie TANSIL is visiting her sister, Mrs H. E. PERKINS at
        Franklin.
Mr. Tom JETER, Mt. Peliaís clever young merchant was in town
        last Tuesday.
Mrs. Addie LEWIS has been very sick this week but is
        convalesant.
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
        speech. 
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. JANES 

 Stockholder Names Listed In addition to above
 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. ETHERIDGE,
 Mrs. D. A. FRAZIER, W. W. FULLER, Thomas FOSTER,
 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. L.HAMILTON, 
 J. S. HORNSBY, Lea HARRIS, B. D. IRVINE, H. HEATH,
 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. MARTIN,
 T. J. MICHELL, J. H. McCLAIN, Miss M. F. McCLAIN,
 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. ROBERTS,
 Mrs M. A. ROGERS, J. B. STAFFORD, C. A. SWAIM,
 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. 

SHARON
Dr. GOURLEY has been on a visit to his sister, Miss Mamie,
        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
        illness.
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 days.
John M. GLASS and wife and Miss Lizzie HOLLIS went on an
        excursion to Nashville returning last Sunday.

PALMERSVILLE News
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
        improving. 
Our energetic miller, Mr. J. W. BRADLEY is doing a good
        business running a saw mill, grist mill and a cotton
        gin combined.
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, one drug
        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
        Albert.
Mr. F. G. EANES has been sick with la grippe.
Mr. J. S. BOWLIN, of Martin, visited Palmersville last week.
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
        visit Sunday. 
Mr. Chas YOUNG, a student at Bethel College visited a friend
        here Sunday.
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 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.

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 ENTERPRISE

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 to Texas.
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
        afternoon.
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
        resided.

Personal Mention 
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.
        BAXTER.
Mr. W. B. SIMPSON, who lives near Latham, is dangerously ill
        with pneumonia.
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 week.
Mr. Walter ENOCHS, of Trenton, visited the family of Mr. J. R.
        MILLER, near Dresden last week.
Esq. J. W. JETER, long confined to his room by paralysis, was
        able to come in a rolling chair.
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 College.
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.

GLEASON News 
Miss Linda ROBEN died very suddenly last Thursday.
Walter WHITWORTH has sold his livery stable and outfit to Edgar
        WHITE.
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.

PALMERSVILLE News 
Mr. Andy BYERS and Wife of the 4th district, were in the village
        today.
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

Insolvency Notices
Estate of Jacob VINCENT, W. P. DUKE, Adm.

Administrator Notice
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 of days.
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
        McKenzie.
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
        mystery. 
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
        young ladies.
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.

Personal Mention 
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
        Humboldt.
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
        and asparagus.
Attorney N. N. EDWARDS has been suffering severly this week
        from asthema.
Misses Lena PALMER and Blanche WEAVER of Palmersvile were in
        Dresden yesterday.
Rev. J. A. MOODY of Sharon circuit visited the family of Mr.
        J. L. McGLOTHLIN last week.
Miss Cora JETER, of the 10th visited her uncle, Mr. J. W.
        JETER and family this week.
Our jolly old friend, Mr. W. I. TUCKER of near Ralston, gave
        us an appreciated call yesterday.
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
        IRVINE.
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
        Detroit.
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.

GLEASON News
Elmo PHELPS has rented the Jones Hotel and will move into it on
        Monday.
Old man DEASON, who lived near here died last Saturday of old
        age. He was 88 years old. 
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
        this week.
Misses Willie and Ella DAVIS visited McKenzie Monday.
Dr. HUDSON was here from McKenzie last week.

Chancery Land Sale
        Lewis STINSON   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     Dresden Enterprise

PALMERSVILLE
A son was born to Prof. A. M. KIRKLAND and wife on the 13th.
Elder WRIGHT has been conducting a meeting here since last 
        Sunday night.
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
        at Huntingdon.
Ernest DREWRY visited relatives at Hollow Rock last Sunday.
Misses Mattie D. WOOLRIDGE, and Josie BOWDEN visited 
        Mr. D. H. WOOLRIDGE family last Sunday.
Miss Lou LOVELACE returned to Martin Sunday accompanied by Ione 
ALEXANDER.
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 in Texas. 
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
        Co.

Personal Mention
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
        last Wednesday.
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
        Jonesboro, Ark.
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.
        EDWARDS, Dresden.

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
        and friends.
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
        last week.
Dr. McCollum is about commencing work on his new residence.
Prof. Douglass will build a nice dwelling this summer near the
        college.
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 4th 1876.
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. 

Personal Mention 
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 week.
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
        home. 
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 BARTON.
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
         burned down.

Insolvent Notice
 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 SHARON TRIBUNE

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
        Columbus, Ky.
Miss Bettie MONTGOMERY of Decater Co, visiting family of Dr.
         R.M. ALLEN.
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 fall stock.
Tom TANSIL, Deputy Chancery Clerk of Franklin, is here visiting 
relatives.
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

For Trustee
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
        visiting friends.
Attorney J. W. THOMAS was in Greenfield on professional business
        this week.
Nellie Gray KILLEBREW is quite sick with a threatened attack
        of pneumonia.
Editor BILES, of Sharon, was in Dresden Monday and gave us a
        call.
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
        last week.
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
        months ago.
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. 

Trusteeís Sale
P. M. BRUMMITT to pay note due to J. W. MORAN by W. Y. BRIMMITT,
        Trustee

Sheriff Sale
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

Non-Resident Notice
The Fulton Tobacco Warehouse Company   vs   S. B. GLASS et al
Mollie NAILING   vs   Sank B. NAILING

Insolvent Notices 
Estate of Margaret MORAN
Estate of  J. L. PARTEAN

End of December 10, 1897

December 24, 1897  THE DRESDEN ENTERPRISE

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 morning.
Harmon FRAZIER is confined to his bed with a wounded leg
        received while opossum hunting.
R. E. GADNER came down from St. Louis this week and spent
        several days.
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.
        HOLLADAY
Attorney R. J. LEWIS has returned from Nashville where he argued
        the Kendrick and Runyon vs Moss Case before the Supreme
        Court.
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.- Knoxville Tribune 
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
        converts.
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 burying ground.
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
        depositions incident 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 and misery.
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.   Huntingdon Democrat.
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 character.

List of Democratic Committeemen
District
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

Insolvent Notice 
Estate of J. M. GROOMS by J. T. GROOMS, Adm.

End of December 24, 1897

Friday, December 31, 1897 THE DRESDEN ENTERPRISE
(Most of this paper has been cut up and large pieces are missing)

Insolvent Notice 
Estate of Charlie REED   M. A. SHANKLIN, Adm.
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