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Publication No. 27 

Central Christian Church - East IVIain Street 



Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130 

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The picture of Central Christian Church, shown 
on the cover, is the "symbol" printed on the bulletin each 
Sunday for worship service. This symbol has been in use 
for many years and was made from a photograph dated in the 
1930 's. The building was constructed beginning in May of 
1911 and the congregation began using it in December 1912. 

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Table of Contents 

A History of the Central Christian Church page 1 
By Clarice Miller 

Alfred Blackman page 112 

By Robert Baskin 

Membership List page 128 


Compiled by 
Virainia Black Woodfin, Kathrin Kerr Riggs 
and Clarice Miller 

Written by 
Clarice Miller 

Virginia Woodfin 

Clarice Miller 

Compilers of the 
History of Central Christain Church 

Kathrin Riggs 


What a calamity it might have been! The church with 
the dome at the corner of East Main Street and Maney Avenue, 
as it is often identified, was found to be structurally 
weakened in early January 1986. It was in imminent danger 
of collapsing, dome and all, under the stress of wind, 
storm, fire, weight, and age. In this year of 1986 it will 
be seventy-four years old. 

The arrival of the Reverend James Blair, as new 
minister to this congregation, the first of January 1986 was 
followed almost immediately by the alarming discovery of the 
danger. The energetic, dedicated minister set about closing 
the church building. Meetings were held first at Woodfin's 
Chapel, then in the Educational Building located on the 
church property. Work was begun on the repairs to the 
damage. After the structural wooden trusses and frame work 
(the ribs) of the dome were thought to be sufficiently safe, 
the congregational meetings were held in the basement of 
the church, or Fellowship Hall, as it is called. 

Using these smaller quarters brought the members into 
a more informal service. A spirit of "togetherness" 
prevailed along with a concerted effort to help with the 
repair work in the sanctuary, where more water damage had 
been discovered. 

It was in Fellowship Hall on March 16, 1986 that 
installation services were held for the Reverend Blair, his 

Church must meet elsewhere 
after building found unsound 

Newt Journal Staff Writer 

A local church congregation will 
hold services at the Woodfin Funeral 
Chapel on Tennessee Boulevard for 
the coming two weeks after it was 
discovered its building is structurally 

"We had a man go up into the attic 
to change a light bulb, and he saw the 
rafters were twisted and said some- 
thing wasn't right," said Rev. Jim 
Blair, who heads the Central Chris- 
tian Church at 404 E. Main St. 

"One of the main rafters was three 
feet out of line, and the two next to it 
were each out of hne by a foot," Blair 

The church called John A. Hughes 
and Associates, a Nashville 
engineering firm, which examined 
the building and declared it unsafe to 
hold services. 

In addition to twisted rafters, the 
company found many rafters and 
side beams which had split open as 
the warped rafters placed undue 
stress on them. 

'They told us the church could 
literally fall down," said Blair, 
"especially during the service when 
we have that loud organ music." 

With 300 members. Central Chris- 
tian needed a meeting place and 
Woodfin Chapel was suggested. The 
funeral parlor agreed to host the 
Sunday morning service for the 
coming two weeks. 

ONJ pKoto by Jim Dovit 

CLOSED FOR REPAIRS — The Rev. Jim Blair of Central Christian 
Church holds a sign he will ploce on the church's door telling members 
that services w/lll be held at Woodfin Funeral Chapel until warped 
ceiling beams are repaired. 

Repair Work Underway 

fr f r r r Ti^- 

wife, Joyce and daughter, Shirley. The congregation, family 

and friends of the Blairs were well aware of the awesome 

spectacle in the sanctuary above them; gloomy, dusty, 

plastic covered pews and organ pipes, a jungle of 

scaffolding and boarded up stained glass windows all under a 

cloud of grey plaster dust. The beautiful pre-Easter 

installation service was touching and inspirational as if 

the above sanctuary were new and gleaming as the day it was 

finished in 1912, and the day of dedication at the meeting 

of the Tennessee Convention of Christian Churches the 

following September 20-24, 1913. 


"October 11, 1913, Tennessee Convention" 

The annual convention of the Tennessee disciples 
was held in Murf reesboro, September 20-24. 

The convention proper was preceded by the very 
successful dedication of the charming new $30,000 
house of the Murf reesboro brethen. With the aid of 
the master dedicator, George L. Snively, the house, 
which had been used since the preceding December, 
was formally set apart to the work of the Lord, 
freed of debt through the cash and pledges secured 
before and on the day of dedication. Moreover, 
enough more was raised to provide for organ and 
possibly the purchase of a parsonage. In short, the 
Murfreesboro brethren demonstrated a firm belief in 
the success of the cause in their beautiful city. 

With such preparation the brethren of Murfreesboro 
and their many friends proceeded to make all visitors 
doubly welcome. Their every provision for conveni- 
ence could not but be appreciated by all the 
visitors. . . . 

In the afternoon and evening of Monday the Christian 
Woman's Board of Missions auxiliaries held their 

sessions. Some excellent reports were made and the 
officers re-elected. The best feature of their 
program was the inspiring address of H. J. Derthick, 
recently of Livingston, Tenn. and now of Indianapolis, 
Ind. He set forth clearly and sympathetically the 
great work that is being done among the people of 
Livingston by the aid the C.W.B.M. has given them in 
their earnest search for education. He showed that 
these people merely need help; that they are ready 
and anxious to do their part. The women have a 
habit of setting forth a live worker to report their 
work first-hand. . . . 

The Board of Trade of Murf reesboro showed the 
visitors their joy in the convention and in their 
city by means of an auto trip in all points of 
interest about the city. 

The music of the convention was under the direction 
of H. C. Boblitt, of Cincinnati, O. and was responsible 
for much of the enthusiasm of the sessions. 

Showing as it did a genuine interest in the cause 
of New Testament evangelism, the Tennessee Convention 
has been surpassed by none in its repor^ of work done 
and its prospect for future attainment. 

Again in another church related newspaper the 

following account is given: 


October 23, 1913 

Tennessee State Work 

Jas . T. McKissick, Cor. Sec'y. 

We have just closed a great year's work in 
Tennessee, as the following report shows: Places 
aided, 120; days worked, 4,870; sermons, 3,640; 
baptisms, 994; otherwise, 786; total, 1,780; new 
churches, 15; Bible schools, 13; amount raised, 
$11,832.09, as against $10,009.37 last year. 

Several new houses have been dedicated: Union 
City, Murf reesboro. Knob Creek, Lutts, Elkanah and 
Well Sprinq have about completed their houses of 

To the current members of Central Christian Church 
who feel it is their church home, and especially the three 
remaining life members who were, although at an early age, 
present at the dedication in 1913, namely Virginia Black 
Woodfin, Kathrin Kerr Riggs and Clarice Miller, this 
appalling event instigated a series of memories and 
questions. How and why did this organization of the 
church, the purchasing of the property and the construction 
of the building with the dome, come about? 

Dr. Herman Norton, dean of the Disciples Divinity 
House at Vanderbilt University and professor of American 
Christianity in the Divinity School, in his book Tennessee 
Christians , tells the history of the Christian Church 
(Disciples of Christ) in Tennessee, which was a pivotal 
state in the origin, development of the movement, and 
finally the merger of the religious forces led by Barton 
Stone and Alexander Campbell. Much controversy and related 
events finally cleared the way for a new religious group, 
the Churches of Christ. Later, the two groups go their 
separate ways as the author documents the resulting 
development of the Christian Church, following the teachings 
of Barton Stone. 

On February 11, 1889, the Missionary Society was 
organized at Woodland Street Christian Church in 
Nashville. . . . The organization was the culmination 
of sentiments set in motion by a few new members 
sympathetic to missionary societies. . . . The 
women of Woodland Street asked the elders to take 
charge of the missionary program. . . . 

The group that met in Chattanooga, October 6-8, 
1890, constituted themselves as the "state Missionary 
Convention of the Christian Church of Tennessee." 

An historical sketch in the Christian Church 

directory when Reverend Roy Hulan was pastor dated 1972: 

Central Christian Church, Murf reesboro, Tennessee, 
is one of some five thousand congregations which make 
up the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) com- 
munion numbering in the neighborhood of 2,000,000 
members, and a part of a movement begun in the early 
1800 's which is today the largest body of church people 
indigenous to the American soil. Men like Alexander 
Campbell, Barton W. Stone, Walter Scott and John 
Smith are looked to as the early leaders. The Churches 
of Christ and the Christian Churches (independent) are 
two large bodies of church people with the same 
heritage . 

Alexander Campbell preached in the Methodist Church 
in Murf reesboro in 1833. About a dozen citizens were 
so impressed by his message on church unity and 
restoration of New Testament practices in the church 
that they organized the Murfreesboro Christian Church, 
purchasing property near Lytle Creek. The congrega- 
tion grew, and in 1858 located on the corner of 
East; Main and Academy Streets. During the Civil War 
Federal forces occupied Murfreesboro and Col. James A. 
Garfield, later president, was placed in charge of 
the troops. He was an ardent^member of the Christian 
Church and sometime preacher. 

Several congregations in Tennessee began supporting 

the work of the Missionary Society, as they became interested 

and the movement continued to grow. 

Following the Civil War the movement grew, but 
soon differences of emphasis and interpretations 
began to divide the members. By 1906 an official 
break came about. The Churches of Christ became a 
separate movement emphasizing immersion as the only 
form of baptism acceptable, denying the validity of 
organizations such as missionary societies as being 
unscriptural , and decrying the use of musical instru- 
ments as aids to worship. The independent Christian 
Churches are also adamant about missionary organiza- 
tions and immersion, but do use the musical instru- 
ments in church worship. These three would probably 
number a total of some 5,000,000 adherents, all a 
part of the Campbell Stone heritage. 

The year 1907 witnessed some notable attainments. 

Contributions from congregations for state missions 
reached the astounding figure of $17,528. For all 
missionary enterprises, the churches gave $24,303. 

The Permanent Fund was at $16,179. 

To make the separation even more distinct and clear 
cut, the State Convention which met at Vine Street 
October 7-9 (1907), voted to change the name of the 
organization from the Tennessee Christian Missionary 
Convention to the Tennessee Christian Missionary 
Society. . . . 

Before the delegates left Nashville, they learned 
that the 500 member congregation at Johnson City had 
just dedicated the "best church building in the state." 
In it was a new $2,500 pipe organ, and Andrew Carnegie 
had given $1,000 towards its purchase. 

The 1908 Convention which met in Chattanooga, 
October 26-29, received reports that the recommenda- 
tions of the previous year had been carried out to 
the extent funds would permit. Fourteen churches were 
getting mission support. 

The above mentioned church directory continues: 

In 1908 a small group of members withdrew fellow- 
ship from the original church in Murfreesboro and 
established what is known today as Central Christian 

Church on the corner of Main and Maney. There were 61 
charter members of whom Mrs. Eugene Black is the only 
livinq one at this date in 1971. Mrs. James Barclay, 
sister of Alexander Campbell and wife of our first 
missionary, helped to turn the first spade of earth 
at groundbreaking ceremonies on May 8, 1911. 

The Convention for 1909 was held at Murf reesboro, 
September 20-23. The Christian Church at Murf reesboro 
had come into existence a year earlier, when 50 
persons withdrew from the Church of Christ. By the 
time of the Convention, the congregation had grown to 
150 and was meeting regularly in a rented building. 
Prospects for a church building of their own brightened 
when convention delegates pledged $6,000 towards its 
construction . 

In spite of new opposition, the program of the 
Christian Church in Tennessee experienced steady 
progress. By the time of the State Convention in 
October 1913 at Murf reesboro, where a new $30,000 
edifice was dedicated as a part of the Convention 
program, the State Society had five full-time 
evangelists in the field. The delegates were told that 
since its beginning the Society hadgbeen responsible 
for establishing 150 congregations. 

Again in the Church directory of 1972 the following 

explains further the purpose and, aims of Central Christians. 

This church is a local congregation of the Christian 
Church (Disciples of Christ) , and was founded in 1908 
for the purpose of promoting Christian Unity among the 
followers of Christ here. It is affiliated with the 
Christian Church in Tennessee, regional manifestation 
of the church with headquarters in Nashville, and with 
the United States and Canada manifestation (jg the church 
with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

The records of Central Christian Church members report 

that sixty-one persons withdrew from the Church of Christ in 

1908, which at that time was Main Street Christian Church. 


In researching this history of the early Christian 

Church at Main and Maney, it is found that there are many 

different versions and statistics which are given in hopes 

that a more accurate picture may evolve. 

The Central Christian Church which was first named 

"Central Church of Christ," was organized August 1908, with 

the name "Central" referring to the fact that the 

Missionary Society of the Christian Churches following 

Barton Stone's teachings, were in favor of centralizing the 

Missionary Movement of the Churches of Christ. 

Hattie W. Noel, one of the early members, wrote a 

history of Central Christian dated September 27, 1963. In 

it she says: 

Central Christian Church of Murf reesboro, Tennessee, 
was organized in August 1908 with 61 members, first 
worshiping in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, East 
Main Street, which has since been wrecked and replaced 
by the 1st National Bank of Murfreesboro building. 
In October of the same year (1908) Brother R. E. Moss 
was called to minister to the congregation. In May 
1909 Brother Ira. M. Boswell of Chattanooga was 
called in a revival service when 35 members were added 
to the church, making a total membership of approxi- 
mately 100. 

In 1909 the State Convention met with the church 
and during convention week about $7,500 was raised with 
which to begin a new church building. Among those 
making large gifts to the building fund were B. B. 
Kerr, E. H. Tatum, C. B. Ragland and James R. Jetton. 
Brother Moss served the congregation two years. 
Brother Everett Smith was called to minister to the 
congregation in February 1911. At the time he received 
this call he was State Sunday School Superintendent, 


and upon suggestion of the State Board, accepted the 
call to Central Christian Church and continued his 
Sunday School work by correspondence. At the time 
Bro. Smith came to the church, there were 85 member — 
a loss of some 15 members, some of whom had decided 
to return to the Main Street church, from which this 
group had broken away. Plans for the new church 
building got under way promptly after Brother Smith's 
coming. The sum of $6,000 was borrowed from the State 
Board .to be added to the building fund. The church 
trustees empowered to borrow the money were E. H. 
Tatum, Clifford Love, B. B. Kerr and C. B. Ragland. 
Mr. Ragland was chairman of the building committee and 
Mr. Kelly Poff was the builder. The architect was a 
Mr. Combs whom Brother Smith described in a letter 
to me as "the dapper little fellow with whom I had 
quite an argument as to the size of the baptistry." 
It was always too small, but I couldn't convince 
Mr. Combs of that fact. 

May 8, 1911, was set apart as the day to begin 
the work of building the new church. The cornerstone 
was laid with appropriate and impressive ceremonies, 
a spirit of reverence, love, and devotion to a cause 
sprung from sincere conviction seemed to permeate 
the entire proceeding. On this occasion Mrs. Barclay, 
daughter of Alexander Campbell, was present and she 
and Mrs. W. R. Jones, senior member of the congregation 
and known to the congregation as "Mother Jones" were 
permitted to move the first shovels of dirt. Among 
other articles placed in the cornerstone were a Bible 
and a picture of Brother and Mrs. Everettt Smith and 
their baby, Beatrice. 

Brother Smith set to work to obtain a pipe organ 
for the church and was successful in securing a gift 
from Mr. Andrew Carnegie for its purchase. His gift 
covered practically the entire cost of the organ, 
a Hillgreen and Lane. Mrs. Clifford Love was organist 
for the church for many years, carrying over into 
Brother Gray's and Brother Elliott's ministry. 


{ mi. EVERETT S. SMl'l'H 

Dr. Everett S. Smith's seven year ministry at 
Central Christian began in the Cumberland Church and 
continued through and beyond the construction of the 
building at 404 East Main. He was remembered by all who 
knew and loved him with reverence for many years. 


Miss Frances Love, later Mrs. Eugene Black and 
mother of Virginia Black Woodfin, was the longest living 
charter member of the Central Christian Church at her 
death at age 92. She is shown here in her graduation dress, 

Mr. Eugene Black served for many years as elder 
and Treasurer of the Central Christian Church. 


Three charter members of Central Christian Church. 
Seated: Mrs Aubrey Cook (Cookie) ; standing left to 
right: Kathrin Kerr Riggs, Frances Love (Mrs. Eugene 
Black, Gladys McCarty (not a chartered member) 






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AUGUST 1908 

Mrs. W. R. Jones 

Mrs. H. H. Kerr 

Mrs. T. B. RDtter 

William T. Love 

Miss Fannie Love 

Miss FranJde White 

Miss Lil Jetton 

Miss Ida Richardson 

Mrs. J. R. Burton 

Dr. aixi Mrs. Enoch H. Jones 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed H. Tatuin 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Ragland 

Mr. and Mrs. Qifforxj Love 

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Logan 

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Wharton 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jetton 

MAJ. and Mrs. J. D. Richardson 

Mr. and Mrs. Wharton McLencre 

Mr. and Mrs. Dnmett Batey 

Mrs. Leland Jordan 

Miss Letitia Jordon 

Mrs. Tom Crichlow 

Granville Sullivan 

Mrs. George Bock 

Mrs. G. B. Giltner 

Mrs. Charlie Cooc 

Miss Maude Earthnwn 

Miss Diina Earthnan 

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Ott 

Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Tidwell 

Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan 

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Pifer 

Miss Bessie Smith 

Miss Cuma Vaught 

Miss Dolly Smith 

Frank Smith 

Mrs! Dnmett Crockett 

Mrs. Mary Wood 

Mrs. B. J. Hayes 

Mrs. Mary Smith 

Mrs. Amanda Lamib 

Mrs. Vander^iff 

Mrs. T. M. King 

Harry W. Kerr 

Winston Burton 

B. B. Kerr 


Virginia Black Woodfin has a list of the sixty-one 
charter members. Her mother, Mrs. Frances (Miss Fannie) 
Love Black saved the list, which was most fortunate, because 
many of the church records had been lost. 

The congregation was meeting in the Cumberland 
Presbyterian Church building at the corner of East Main and 
Spring Street where the First National Bank is found today. 
Members were engaged in finding property and a builder for 
their church building, as well as the financing. 

While meeting in the Cumberland building the work of 
the Missionary Society was being emphasized and a Junior 
group was organized. 

Kathrin Kerr Riggs had a book her sister, Elizabeth, 

used while in the Junior Missionary society. It is dated 

January 1909 and is called "The Kings Builders." Included in 

this issue is a picture of the Juniors of Murf reesboro, 

Tenn., "who contributed $5 or more each to the work last 

year." In it are familiar names, such as Elizabeth Kerr, 

Mary Brian Giltner (who is now Mrs. B. Martin), and Idaline 

(Ida) Richardson, as shown. 

The young people's work had its beginning before 
the separation from the old church. Like most other 
new organizations, it had its ups and downs, 
completely disbanding on one or more occasions. 
This Junior Work, as it was then called, was begun 
by Miss Hattie Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. 
Jones, who after recovering from a severe attack of 
typhoid fever and believing that it was through God's 


answer to her prayers that her life had been spared, 
felt she must enter actively into God's service as a 
thank offering for her recovery. Two other young 
women of the congregation she brought to her aid. 
Misses Ida Richardson and Mimmie Holmes. They met 
with the children on Sunday afternoons, prior to the 
organization of what is now the Central Christian 
Church, in the homes of either the leaders or the 
children and carried on their work and study. Miss 
Jones died soon after the organization of this work. 
It was later carried on very successfully under the 
leadership of Miss Frankie White. Among those who were 
members of the Junior Band were Elizabeth and Katherine 
Kerr (Mrs. Deery Riggs) , Ruth Batey (Mrs. Chas. T. 
Battin) , Ready Batey (Mrs. Marion Logan), Mary Brine 
Giltner (Mrs. Bob Martin), Margaret Ragland (Mrs. 
Will Ragland), and Mary Lawrence Ragland (Mrs. Frank 
Godchaux) . Later on. Miss Jeanette King took over 
the work, devoting a great deal of time and effort 
to the organization. She, having known personally 
some of the missionaries, including Dr. and Mrs. Hardy 
who went from Vine Street Christian Church, was capable 
of making the studies very interesting. This work 
later became known as Christian Endeavor, and is now 
known as Christian Youth Fellowship. 

Clarice Miller remembers the anniversary date of 
her parents' marriage; Miss Myrtle Poff to Mr. Albert B. 
Miller, on December 10, 1910. In her memoirs Mrs. Miller 
says she and her husband joined the Christian Church 
early in 1911, and since she had been sprinkled in the 
Cumberland Church and then changed her membership to the 
First Presbyterian upon their merger, she wanted to be 
baptized. The Christians were using the Baptist Church 
baptistry for this purpose until they built their own 

All of the Poffs took part in the march from the 
Cumberland to the Presbyterian Church, one block north 


on Spring Street on October 1906 when the two churches 

merged. They had one minister who served both 

congregations . 

According to Dr. Ernest Hooper, retired history 

teacher at M.T.S.U., in his article, "History of First 

Presbyterian Church," Mr. John T. Woodfin, Chairman of the 

Cumberland Sessions, wrote a letter to the Presbyterian 

Chairman proposing the merger. John T. Woodfin was the 

father-in-law of Virginia Black Woodfin, and grandfather 

of John T. (Bubba) Woodfin. After "a called meeting of 

the session (Presbyterian) was held in Dr. Murfree's 

office . . . and a joint meeting of the Elders and 

Deacons . . . , the two congregations decided on the 

merger . 

Included in a film strip. Reel I, of the "History 
of Presbyterian Church" the names of the minister, 
deacons, elders and their families from the Cumberland 
Church who joined that day of the merger, October 6, 1906, 
were: John T. Woodfin, Deacons: G. K. (Kelley) Poff, 
and family, Miss Myrtle Poff, J. F. Poff, Julia A. (sic) 
Poff, Abbie (Addie sic) Poff, and Floy Elizabeth Poff. 

Kathrin Kerr says her mother, Mrs. H. H. Kerr, was 
also a member of the Cumberland Church. Clarice 
remembers Mrs. Harry H. Kerr as a beautiful woman of regal 
bearing who reminded her of the Queen of England. Others 


found the same resemblance, Kathrin remembers. Her father, 
Mr. Harry H. Kerr, was Mayor of Murf reesboro. He had 
fought in the Civil War and therefore was much older than 
Kathrin 's mother, who was his second wife. 

A lot at the corner of E. Main and S. Maney Avenue 
was found and the trustees proceeded to purchase it. The 
deed is self-explanatory. It is observed that the original 
lot went south from Main Street to Vine Street. Dr. E. H. 
Jones and wife sold to Clifford Love, et al trs. (Trustees). 
The trustees of Central "Church of Christ" were Clifford 
Love, Chairman, C. B. Ragland, B. B. Kerr, and E. H. 
Tatum. The property was sold to these Trustees and their 
successors, thereby making them the owners of the property. 
They and their successors were the only ones who could 

buy or sell Church property, and that only with the two- 

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thirds majority vote of the whole congregation. 

A copy of the deed follows: 


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Clifford Lot* •«»!»•■, 

Stat* of T«nn«s«*«( Ruthorforrt County: Pc? cnrt tn oon- 

• Irtorrtlon of tho mw of iUty-fl** hundrod ($6500.00) rtoU«ri 

paid *ivl to bo paid %a follows; two hundrod and fift)r(t2S0.00) 

dollar! thlo day paid, eaah In han't tho racalpt of ctiloh la 

-♦loraby aoknewladgad and on* proHlasory nofof *T*n data h*r*wlt 

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In th*a« of tw onty-tao huwli-od »n^ fifty (|2230.00) dollars, rtu* on or b*for* aay th* 
lit, 1910, wlUtowt lnt*r*at, *x*eut*d by th* hw>*lnaft*r na»*<1 truat*** .and payabla to 
tha ordar of Or. B. H. Jonas and'thr** prolasory not** of OTon dat* h*r*wlth In th* aun 
of en* thouaand (|1000.00) doUara oaeh, du* on or bofor* th* 1st day of May 1911% 12 
ami 13 raapaotlTaly, with Intaraat at tha rata of six p*r-eant fro» Kay th* 1st, 1910 
untlll p*ld, azooutad by tha b*r*lnaft*r namad truataaa and Myabl* to tha ord*r of th* 
said Dr. B. H. Jonas aw( tha aaauivtlon of on* thouaand dollars ($1000.00) du* Mlaa 
Kllleu^ being on* of tha d*f*rr*d payaants on tha h*r*lnart*r d*aorlbad proparty pur- 
ehaa*d by ». R. H. Jonas from Rlehord Baard, w*, h*»* this d*y bargaln*a ajuJ sold and 
do haraby tranafar and contray unto Clifford I«o**, 0. B. Ragland. B. fl. Karr and E. H. 
TatuB, Tmstaaa for tha eantral Churah of Chrlat at llurfr**sboro, Tmnasa** and thalr au»^ 
eaaaora (or aueh truataaa *a u^ h*r*lnaft*r b* aalaetad by tha oon0r*iit*tlon of aald Churah 
to fill any vacancy In tha aald board of trustoas) tha fellowln,< dasorlbad prep«rty, lo- 
•atad In tha 6th Ward, In tha City of llurfraasboro. In th* IJth Clrll Dlatrlet, Rutharford 
County, Taim*aa*a and Mr* partloularly boundad and daaarlbad aa follow: 

Baglnnlng at tha Horthwaat oorn*r of Mro. W. Y. Billot '8 lot on Bain 8t. and running 
'South with aald Kra. W. Y. Elliot 'a Wast llaa JIO faat to tlna St.; thane* with vin* St. 
13c I f**t to Vanay's A»*.; th*no* Bast 152 & t—t to ti a baglnnlng, b*la< th* aaM prop- 
•rtypur*h***d by DP. E. H. Jon** fro« Richard Baard and raglatarad In Boofc #*1, pag* 380 _ 
•f th* laglatar'a Offle* of Rutharford County, T*nn**aaa. 

To hara aad %c hald tha said lot with all th* l^ro»*Mnta th*r*on and tha appurt*»o«4 
thM>*unto balon«int< to th* aald truataaa and tb*lr auaoaasori ferovw. 1 

■• »9r»nMH thst •• ara lawfully salaad of said proparty and hvn » good and 1«|^ 
vltfA %• aanra^'th* *«m and that it la •nlnaaabarad, aiaapt tha •»• tfewMWd (tlOOO.tO) 
««U«va •*•▼• tafwr ad to «m1 aasuaad ly aald truitaaa, iMwatt MUg paid aa «^ «IB^ 
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cl«ll«r« ($1000.00) du* Rlohard B«tfd uA en« proaltaory not* of en* theuaMUl 4oIl*r* \ 
($1000.00) d)!* Mlii RtfuoB, botb b*lng balane* of purohM* inon*y on a^d lot, and 4 
rir* hvmdr*d and fifty dollar ($330.00) aortga^ia to B. L. Rldlay, truataa, rat^latarad In 
Book L.L , pad* t^BS of th* R*({lat*r'a Offle* of Rutharford County, T*nn*aax*, all of vtilch 
*xc*pt th* en* tbeuaand dollara ($1000.00) to th* said Hiss Klllouiih, will b* paid off and 
dlaohargad «iti*n th* abev* mentioned not* of tii*nty-t«o hundrod and fifty ($2250.00) dol- 
lars du* on or before nay, let, 1910 Is paid to the said Dr. E. {<. Jon**. And a* will 
warrant itfut for*v*r d*f*nd th* tltl* th*r*to to th* said trustees and th*lr suoe*ssors, 
at<alnst the. lawful claims of all persons, whomsoever. 

The said trustees and their suocessors, as above described, are eapowerad to sell any 
or all of the above deeorlbei' property at any tlae, provided they are so authorlr.ert by 
a aajorlty vote of the said conMSagatlen at a rehnilar open ■•*tlng. 

It Is futhsr agr**d and understood that a lien is hereby expreisly retained on said pray 
erty to eecure the payaents or the above deeerlbed noten, possession to be given Uay the 
let, 1910. In wltn*** wh*r*of ■• hav* h*r*unto 8*t our hands this th* 19ti , day of 
Haroh, 1910. E. H. JOnas. 

Pannl* P. Jon*s. 

Personally appeared before me D. Richardson Jr., a Notary Public Ir. and for said 
Coxinty and State, the within naaed E. H. Jones and wife Urs. Panr.le P. Jones the bargainors 

with whom I a personally acqualntad, and who ao)cnowledt{ed that they executed the within 
deed Instrument for the purposes therein oontdnrd. And Kannle P. Jones wife of the said 
R. H. Jonee, having appeared before de, privately and apart fron. her husband, the said 
Panr.le P. Jonea aeknowledKOd the execution of said paper to hav^ be- n done by her freuly, 
voluntarily, ant unlerstandlngly without compulsion or constraint fror, her said husband 
and for the purpoees therein expressed. Witness my hand and official seal, (SFJIL) at 
Murfreeaboro, Tennesaee this 19, day of Uareh 19IO. 

Jeaee D. Richardson Jr. 
Notary Publlo. 
Noted Maroh 29th at 10 A. U. IjlO. Registered March 29th 1910. 



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Searching for a builder for their church, the 
Christians engaged Bell Brothers and Company, located on 
west Main Street where the old post office was. Their 
lumber yard was located over by the railroad according 
to Mr. Sam Ogilive. The Bell brothers were W. R. Bell, Jr., 
senior member, James G., and Cliff — according to James 
Bell of Bells Drafting and Drawing Company on Lytle Street, 
their nephew. He did not know or remember much about the 

In an interview with John Shearron, son of Gilbert 
Shearron, one of the partners in their company in the new 
building across the street, where Sterchi's Furniture store 
is located now, told Clarice that Mr. W. R. Bell, Jr., was 
the architect of Central Christian Church, and drew the plans 
and specifications. Mr. Kelley Poff was superintendent of 
the construction, working with Mr. W. R. Bell and inter- 
preting specifications. Mr. John Shearron also told about 
an older black man, Willie Franklin, who, as a young boy, 
worked for Bell Brothers and had worked on the church. 

Clarice called Willie and asked him to come to the 
Central Christian Church and answer some questions. He 
was a tall, very slender man about eighty-five years old. 
At first he was a little slow remembering, but warmed 
up to the subject as the questions came. 


"Did you work for Bell Brothers when this church 
was built?" 

"Yes'm, I was just a boy, but (a friend) (sic) 
took me to the job and Mr. W. R. said he would try me out. 
I worked for Bell Brothers off and on as long as they 
were in business. They said they would take care of me." 
He was driving a nice second hand car. 

"Did you know Mr. Kelley Poff?" 

"Yes'm, I know 'em." 

"Was he a good man?" 

"Yes'm, he's a good man; yes'm." 

"Was he the superintendent of the builders?" 

"Yes'm, thats what he was." 

"Did he do the work? Did he stay here on the 
job all the time?" 

"No'm, he didn't do the work. He tole us what to 
do. He didn't stay all the time, but came by to check 
on it." 

"Was he building another house?" 

"I don't remember." 

Mr. Poff was building his home on Spring Street 
which he designed and which was finished in March 1912. 
It still stands at 827 N. Spring Street. This was the 
house where Clarice spent the first four years of her 
life with her mother and dad on one side of the house and 


Aunt Emma and Uncle Kelley on the other side. The front 
porch stands out in memory because the bannisters across 
the front were solid stucco, as was the house, with toe 
holes at the bottom and a concrete slab across the top for 
flower boxes. The bannisters were designed so that people 
passing along the street while the ladies were sitting out 
on the porch sewing, drinking tea, etc. could not see their 
ankles! There are many houses in Murfreesboro with this 
same design--Uncle Kelley used to point them out as they 
drove around town. 

"Willie, what kind of work did you do on the Church?" 
"I helped the brick layers, and poured concrete." 
"Did you know Mr. Addie Poff? He was a brick layer, 
and he was Kelley Poff's young brother?" 

"Yes'm, I helped him and the others." 
"What is that foundation made of? Is it rock or 

"Thay's rocks with concrete on top of 'em." 
"Where did they get the rocks? Did they come 
from the quarry?" 

"No'm, they cut 'em out of the ground out around 
Lascassas Pike." 

That is in the area of the Flat Rock which marks 
the center of Tennessee. There is a stone marker 
surrounded by a fence and a plaque explaining the rock 


which is the exact center of Tennessee; one of Murf reesboro ' s 

landmarks . 

"Willie, did you go up on the roof?" 

"No'm, they wouldn't let me. It was too high." 

"Willie, how deep do those rocks go down into the 


"'bout four or five feet. I hoped build the court 

house in Woodbury. I got some of the pictures of that. 

And I holped build the big house down here." 

John Shearron said he had worked on the James K. Polk 

Hotel at Main and Spring where Mid-South Bank is now 


"Who were the other Bell brothers, Willie?" 
"Mr. Cliff, and Mr. Shearron, and Mr. Hooper," 
Clarice remembers Aunt Emma and Mrs. Cliff (Cuma) 

Be^l were good friends. Mrs. Kelley Poff's name appeared 

in the 1917 list of members of the Woman's Club. The 

Club had evolved from a literary club called "The Helen 

Hunt Jackson Reading Club." Several members of Central 

Christian were among those listed. The Kelley Poffs 

had become quite prominent since his success as a contractor 

designer'-draf tsman of many homes in Murf reesboro. During 

the 1920 's they went to Fort Worth, Texas, where he again 

became quite successful. He first built his own home 

there. They returned in the early 1930 's, and again he 


became an independent contractor. Many Murfreesboro homes 
were designed and built by Mr. Kelley Poff. He was both 
deacon and elder of Central Christian as was Mr. J. F. 
Poff, his father, who in his later years received the honor 
of being made the first honorary officer (Elder) in the 
Church's history. Church members fondly called him Daddy 
Poff. He was an artist with wood; but that is another 

To continue the interview with the surprisingly 
intelligent, elderly Willie Franklin, who was still tall 
and slender at this late age: 

"What else did you do for Bell Brothers?" 

"I worked the yard hauling lumber, sand, gravel." 

"Where was that "yard?" 

"Down there by the railroad. It came here by 
train. " 

"Did Bell Brothers make the brick and tall columns 
for Central Christian?" 

"I don't remember that." 

Inspectors, repairmen and church members found the 
free standing columns were made of metal cut in inter- 
locking sections which were held together by the weight of 
their capitols and the pediments they supported. The 
pediments on the west and east sides corresponded to the 
transcepts of ancient Cathedrals. 


Willie Franklin 

(worked on Central 
Christian as a boy) 


Kelley Poff's house 
on N. Spring Street 
where Clarice spent 
her first four 
years . 

The same design 
of the porch 
bannisters across 
the street--designed 
by Kelley Poff. 


Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Poff about 1912 


Mr, and Mrs. Albert Bridges Miller and Clarice 

Mr. &. Mrs. Kelley Poff in front of their home in Fort Worth, TX, 1920': 


Half columns built into the thick walls were 
massive masonry covered with the buff colored bricks which 
were used in the entire upper walls. These thick walls 
on the outside, as well as in the basement, gave support 
and upward thrust to support the roof and dome. Mr. John 
Herrod, current building committee member, described an 
arch that was uncovered during repairing the basement walls. 
Arches such as this were found in cathedrals built 
centuries ago. The keystone and upward thrust of these 
arches counteract the gravity of downward pull of the 
roof and dome. He estimated the weight of the huge dome 
at about 2,500 pounds, not very heavy for its size, because 
of the thin skin of galvanized sheet metal. He stated the 
building was in surprisingly excellent condition. A fire 
caused by lightening in 1975, and water damage in putting 
out the fire, began a process of slipping of the chords 
out of the trusses holding up the roof. Later rain and 
storms continued the damage. 

Mr. Herrod also told of the iron frame work in 
the floor of the sanctuary, which makes the ceiling of the 
basement. The sanctuary floor beams fit into these iron 
"saddles" or cradles, and are not nailed in. No nails 
have been found in these floor beams. Could this device have 
been used to give in to the slight movement in expansion 
and contraction of the building? Could it have been a 


pre-conceived notion of steel reinforced concrete of modern 
times? Colonial cabins were sometimes built with puncheon 
floors in which logs were split and laid on the foundation 
in such a manner. Mr. Hollis Westbrooks told of these 
floors in the book. The Mayor's Dream by Clarice Miller. 

Some of the walls in the basement were several feet 
thick, adding to the support of the building, as told by 
Clarice's Uncle Kelley Poff. These walls were made of 
concrete, as was the floor of the basement. 

On the outside of the church the bricks were not 
painted but were made that buff color by adding pigment 
before they were fired. 

The corner stone at the northwest column at East 
Main and South Maney did not rest on the ground. It is 
above the thick rock wall with concrete on top, on which 
the buff colored bricks were laid. Inscribed on this 
original cornerstone was "Central Church of Christ A.D. 
1912." After the parent church members changed their name 
to "Main Street Church of Christ," the new church members 
changed their name to "Central Christian Church." The 
two pictures show the two names at Central. 

Kelley Poff could never be hurried in erecting a 
building. He said many times, "A building needs time to 
settle." It took some two years to have Central Christian 
far enough along in construction for the congregation to 


begin meeting in it in December 1912. It was begun in 

May 1911, as stated in the historical sketch in the program 

for the Silver Anniversary of the building dated May 1937. 

The architecture of the church building was quite 
different from the parent church building or any other 
building in Murf reesboro. In contrast to the Romanesque 
types found locally. Central Christian had a pleasing 
combination of oriental Byzantine (dome) and the Greek 
classical order of columns. 

In an art appreciation class at Middle Tennessee 
State College in 1939, Miss Hester Rogers, well known and 
loved art teacher, now deceased, said the dome on Central 
Christian Church was more like the dome on the earliest 
Christian Church, still in existence, St. Sophia in 

Istanbul, Turkey, than any other modern church she had 


St. Sophia or Hagia Sofia, Church of the Holy 
Wisdom, was built between 532 and 537 (A.D., sic) 
. . . . The plan is basically an inscribed Greek 
Cross. . . . The plan is basically an inscribed 
Greek Cross. . . . The hall has the typical Byzantine 
Church centre: four piers at the corners of the 
square rising in circular arches to support the 
central dome. . . . The thrust from the dome is 
taken partly by the semi-domes on the east and west 
axes, but mainly by the massive buttresses . . . 
built into the outer walls of the aisles and linked 
by arches to the four central piers. They were 
built of bricks roughly 60 centimeters . . . and 5 
centimeters thick with mortar joints nearly as 
thick. . . . The early dome was too weak and 
collapsed after about twenty years. Its successor 
was built slightly higher. ^^ 


Greek architecture achieved its finest form in the 
clear statement of the developed temple which' Kad 
such a profound influence on later western European 
architecture. Greek enthusiasm for mental and 
physical culture found expression in the sculptural 
qualities of its architecture .22 

The Greek orders of architecture were found in the 

columns and monuments. The simplest column, the Doric 

with its plain capitol; the Ionic, with its rams horn 

capitol; and last, the Corinthian with decorative capitol 

of papyrus leaves and flowers and flated columns. 

Two of the Greek orders were used in the design of 

Central Christian. 

In contrast to the rounded domes and arches of 

Byzantine architecture are the pointed vaults and flying 

buttresses of the Gothic cathedrals, such as Amiens 

begun in 1220 as shown here. 

In the design of Central Christian, the arch of 
the hemispherical dome is repeated in the sanctuary. 
Rounded arches are found over the organ pipes made of dark, 
polished wood with Ionic columns, and over the marble 
baptistry with Ionic columns including the ram's horns. 

The arch over the baptistry has a large keystone 
easily visible. The keystone of any arch is the triangular 
shaped stone, no matter what size, at the top. It holds 
the arch in place taking the outward and upward thrust 
from the columns below, the surrounding walls and the base 


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Free standing columns and Pediments 


Half Columns and Thick Stone Foundation 


Ground rocks and concrete 


Original cornerstone in the 

The later sign when 
the name was changed 


The Dome Rests on a Square Base 


Arches over Organ Pipes 

Baptistry Marble Arch with Ionic Columns — Pews before 
Renovation, chairs used now 


Amiens Cathedral. Begun 1210. The 
cutawiy portions reveal the rib vaulting 
of the nave which transmits the load onto 
piers by means of the pointed arches. 
Flying buttresses brace the upper walls of 
the nave, the upper walls of the chancel 
(on the right), and the south transept. 
The west front is on the left. 

In contrast to the domes and arches of Byzantine-Greek 
architecture in the Gothic architecture. 



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Ionic and Corinthian Columns on Central Christian Church 



Again rounded arches were built into the choir 
railing, and the pews were arranged in a semi-circle or 
ampitheatre around the pulpit. A downward sloping of the 
floor resulted in providing an excellent view even from the 
back pews. Rounded "corners" of the church on both lower 
sides and ceiling aided in reflecting of voices. Singers in 
the choir observed the excellent acoustics, since the 
ceiling overhead there is also rounded. Many visiting 

speakers, as well as the congregation, remarked about this 



Pews are so constructed that the gradual sloping 
or decline of the floor was not noticeable when people are 
seated. The contrast was evident when using chairs while 
construction was underway. 

On the outside of the church Ionic and modified 
Corinthian columns support the pediments. 

In his book. Understanding the Arts , by Bernard S. 
Myers, he notes. 

The dome presents many similar problems and. 
limitations (as the Gothic-Vault) with its constituted 
pointed arches constantly exerting outward thrust as 
a result of weight imposed upon it as well as its own 
weight. A thrust that would cause it to burst unless 
the strain were relieved in some fashion. . . . 
(half domes, massive walls, flying buttress) The 
dome is employed to cover either a circular or a 
square building. The hemispherical vault, or dome, 
may be seen in the Roman Pantheon as well as the 
Byzantine Church of (St.) Hagia Sophia. . . . Fitting 


the top of this cylinder to the lower portion of the 
hemisphere presents no difficulty (as in the Pantheon 
in Rome) since both are circular in shape. There 
are many instances however, in which the lower part 
of the building is square (such as Central Christian 
Church) . To provide a complete and enclosed roof 
for it, the circular dome has been used, and special 
architectural devices had to be developed to fit the 
two shapes together. The most important of these 
devices is the spherical pendentive, as seen in Hagia 

However light in weight a dome may be (and 
often special efforts are made to limit its weight) , 
it still constitutes a formidable weight for the walls 
to support. In Hagia Sophia, two sides of the building 
are buttressed, or supported, externally by the 
addition of pairs of heavy stone piers which lean 
their weight against the walls. (Not flying 
buttresses but masses of stone.) The other sides are 
reinforced by placing smaller half domes below this 
slngl«i one. From here a number of lower vaults take 
over the weight, ^Qtil it is finally grounded at the 
base of the walls. 

The dome at Central Christian has a frame work of 
carved wooden ribs covered by a skin of galvanized sheet 
metal, according to engineer inspector, Logan Hickerson 
of Murf reesboro. It is supported by two longitudinal 
trusses and two latitudinal trusses forming a square. The 
metal skin for the dome is constructed of graduated metal 
strips, wider at the bottom than the top of each. They 
are fitted onto the hemispherical shape in strips from a 
wide bottom to the point at the top. The skin of mental 
is nailed to the surrounding square. 

The outer walls at Central were reinforced by 
masonry columns, which can be easily observed from the 


outside. Masonary columns were used since reinforced con- 
crete had not yet been invented. These thick outer walls 
with brick veneer above a stone and concrete foundation 
sank deep into the ground forming the basement or "Fellow- 
ship Hall." Three or four foot thick walls were used in 
the basement to give the support and upward thrust needed 
by the roof and dome. The capitols of these half columns 
are modified classical Corinthian. 

To better understand the construction of the roof 
and dome, the report of the findings by inspectors after 
the bent beams were first discov-ered, along with pictures 
taken in the attic, are given at this point. The report, 
and pictures illustrating it were supplied by Floyd Wilson, 
of State Farm Insurance Company and David Kious, chairman 
of the Financial Committee. 

January 28, 1986 






Extreme deflection in the primary wood truss framing members 
of tnis structure has aeveloped over a period of many /ears. 
No significant additional motion in these members has oci,m,-- 
fed since repairs were accomplished after a fire event in 
the attic about qleven years ago. 

The affected members can be realigned and repaired, however, 
the methods required for this work may be very dangerous if 
not accomplished with great care and under the supervision 
of persons who are experienced in construction methods to be 

In our opinion, the structure, in it's present condition, 
poses a significant hazard to persons and property. We 
recommend that this structure not be used for meetings, and 
that it be closed to public access until appropriate repairs 
are accomplished. 


An engineering investigation was initiated on January 
22, 1986, at the referenced site for the purpose of 
examining and evaluating the cause of reported bowing and 
sagging in primary framing members of the roof. The color 
photograph's included with this report were taken during the 
course of inspection. 


This structure was built in 1912. According to in- 
formation provided by others, a fire was caused in the at- 
tic area by a lightning strike about eleven years ago. Re- 
pairs were made to the structure at that time. 

Recently, extreme bending as well as sagging has been 
reported by persons who observed the attic area. Inspections 
have also shown severe sagging in the roof and in the 
sanctuary ceiling. As a result of these observations, the 
building has been taken out of use due to public safety 
concerns . 


Figure 1 at the end of this report shows the general 
layout and location of photographs taken during our in- 
spection. Overall views of the building are shown in 
photographs A, B, F, and G. The building in constructed 
using load bearing exterior masonry walls with wood trus- 
ses as primary roof framing. 



Substantial sagging has occurred at the roof ridge both 
in front of and to the rear of the dome section. At the 
front, we estimate a drop in ridge elevation of about 1.0 
feet. At rear the drop is estimated at about 1.5 feet, The 
amount of the displacement is demonstrated in photographs C 
and H. A peripheral inspection was conducted of the 
building for the purpose of determining the amounts and 
locations of any relevant settlements. In general, we found 
no indication of settlements which could be causative to the 
extreme deflections which are present in the roof framing. 

All of the exterior walls are plumb and plane. The 
only cracking of structural consequence was situated at the 
front entrance door. This problem with cracking has been 
present for many years arid^ has been patc hed in the past. 
The cracks at this location are localized at the doorway and 
do not affect the remainder of the structure. 

A number of cracks are present around the structure at 
the level from ground to the base of the windows. These 
crack patterns are generally vertical, and situated at to 
bottoms of window openings. There are no construction 
joints in the exterior walls for the control of expansion 
and contraction motion. The pattern of cracks aroumt tl..." 
perimeter of this building are the result of differential 
expansion and contraction in the masonry materials relate 
the changes in temperature and moisture content. 

According to information provided, a new roof covering 
was installed about six months ago. Our observation 
indicates that the roof covering was relatively new as shown 
by the photographs. The joints of the roof to vertical wall 
sections do not appear to have been flashed. Photograph D 
demonstrates that the joint was apparently closed by trowel- 
led mastic. 

An inspection of the interior of the sanctuary revealed 
notable sagging in the ceiling, especially toward the rear 
area of the building. Also, substantial damage has been 
sustained in the plaster ceiling and walls due to leakage. 
Leakage stains observed in this area appeared to be quite 

Access to the attic of the building was made through 
ports in the ceilings at the rear of the building. Our 
observations of the walls and ceilings at the area around 
these ports demonstrated longterm leakage problems. 

The photographs taken during inspection of the attic 
are referenced in the photographic layout as Photographs K 
through PP. Multiple photographs are presented for desig- 
nated points L, S, and CC. These extra photographs show 
close-up views and are lumped together for simplification of 
the sketch. 

There are eight lateral trusses which support the 
entire roof and transfer load to the masonry walls. The 




second through the sixth trusses from the rear wall support 
two longitudinal truss-type members. These longitudinal 
truss-type members support the framing for the dome and the 
dome support walls. For our reference, we have designated 
the lateral trusses with the letters A through H. The two 
longitudinal members we designate as 1 and 2. Two wall 
sections support the dome walls which we designate as B1 and 
El . These references are show on the layout sketch. 

Primary truss members A and B have spread about 2 
inches since original construction. The spreading is 
present at the bottom junction of the inner lattice chords 
to the base chord. Typical spreading motion is shown in 
photograph L2 and S2. These openings have not changed in a 
period of many years. The oresence of the fiberqlflss 
insulation in these openings indicates that the openinas 
were present at the time that the attic was insulated. In 
our opinion, the spreading as observed in trusses A and B 
most probably developed very soon after load was first 
applied to the new roof at the time of original 

As shown by photographs and PP, very significant 
longterm leakage has been sustained in the roof. Also, the 
wood decking material has been severely damaged at several 
points, apparently by "stepping through" during roofing 
operations. We recommend that these damages be repaired to 
prevent early failure of the roofing. 



We observed no rotting in any of the primary framing, 
however, longterm roof leakages has caused deterioration of 
parts of the ceiling joists as shown in photograph T. 

The roof trusses in the front of the building (F, G and 
H) are not damaged. All of the chords appear to be straight 
and true and the material is in secure condition. 

Truss members C and D have effectively failed. The top 
chords of these trusses are leaning toward the front of the 
building. The peak has dislocated 21 inches with respect to 
the bottom chord plane. The extreme deflection of these 
members is shown in photographs U, W, Z, and BB. 

Truss member E has developed a reverse skew so that the 
peak has not been displaced laterally. This peak is shown 
in photograph II. In this member, the left top chord has 
bowed toward the front and the right top chord has bowod 
toward the rear of the building. The condition is 
demonstrated in photographs FF and KK. 

The longitudinal truss-type member has sustained severe 
damage at several points due to overload. The most 
significant damage was located in member 1 at the 
intersection with truss C. At this point, the top chord of 
member 1 was virtually crushed by applied loads. 

Close-up view of the top surface of the insulation 
blanket at the center of the new wood repair area is shown 
in photograph CC4. At this location, and in the surrounding 



area, the top surface of insulation was covered with many 
pieces of charred wood from the previous fire event. All of 
the top surface of the insulation material appeared to be 
smoke stained. 

Photographs CC1 and CC2 show the connection of the- .new 
wood replacement framing to the charred top chord of truss 
D. Close-up observation was made of this joining. The new 
wood was toe nailed to the truss chord. There was no 
bending of the nails or distress in the wood to indicate any 
relative motion between these wood members since instal- 
lation of the new wood. 

As shown in photograph CC2 , the upper part of the new 
wood is in contact with the top of the truss chord. This 
demonstrates that the vertical location of the top chord of 
truss D has not moved since installation of the new wood. 
Also, the angle of cut for the new wood to the top chord 
shows no relative change in location of the truss member 
since the new wood was installed. 


Improper placement of fiberglass insulation has boon 
made in this attic space. Very high temoeratures were felt 
by touching the sides of the light fixture enclosures In 
this area. As shown by photographs LI, N. V, DD, and J J , 
insulation material completely encompassed maxiy Q^ thps e 
fixtures. Such placement of insulation prevents proper 



dissipation of heat and results in raoid and dangerous cise 
io temperature. In some wood materials, auto ignition can 
occur with sustained temperature of around 400 degrees F. 

At the area shown in photographs CC1 through CCS and JJ 
the insulation on an electric wire had been damaged by- heat 
from the previous fire event. This insulation damage is 
shown in photograph CC3 and CCS. This damage does pose a 
significant fire hazard, especially at the contact point 
with a metal part of that truss member. 


Truss members C, D, and E are completely unbraced 
between the longitudinal members 1 and 2. Truss members A, 
B, F, G, and H are provided lateral restraint by fastening 
to the roof purlin and wood decking material. 

Lateral support of wood in the compression chords is 
critically important for stability. Without lateral bracing 
the compression chords will tend to buckle out ©f the plane 
of the truss. 

As these members bent out of their load axes, they 
ceased to be capable of functioning as load bearing members 
of the trusses. Over a period of many years, truss member C 
and D ceased to carry design load. Load was transferred to 
truss E resulting in direct overload. Truss member E also 
failed due to compression of the unbraced top chords as 
described above. 



Loading from the center portion of the roof, especially 
the dome, was designed to be carried by trusses C, D, and E. 
In there present condition, these trusses have ceased to be 
supporting members and are effectively additional dead load. 

Support of these trusses, and of the central portion of 
the roof is being transferred to truss members B and F 
through members 1 and 2. A substantial load distribution 
also transfers load to the masonry walls. 


Deierioration <^f. the primary roof trusses has occurred 
over a period of many years due to inadequate bracina of the 
top chord of the central trusses. 


We recommend that the damaged truss members be 
realigned and repaired. Where wood chords have been bent 
extremely, reinforcement plates should be installed by 
through bolting. In the longitudinal members 1 and 2, tne 
top chord should be similarly reinforced where distress has 

Realignment of each truss can be accomplished by 
drawing from the base chords of adjacent trusses. After 
reinforcement and realignment of the trusses has been 
accomplished, the top chords of the center trusses should be 
secured permanently by continuous runs of bracing. This 


bracing should be run to and securely fastened to the wall 

sections Bl and El . 

Purlin connections to wall section Bl and El , appear to 
be by nailing to the sheathing material only, except at the 
right side of wall section El . (Refer to photographs' Q and 
MM) . We recommend that additional framing be added to more 
securely support these sections of roof. 

After completing repairs of the primary framing, the 
sanctuary ceiling can be adjusted by leveling the bottom 
chord of each truss if necessary. 

It is recommended that all fastening, whether temporary 
or permanent, be done using screws. Hammer driven nailing 
and all other vibration causing tools, etc, should be 
avoided. Heavy equipment or materials should not be placed 
in or on the envolved sections of roof. Work should be 
accomplished with as few men as practicable. The center 
area, under the dome, should be avoided by workmen until the 
primary trusses are secure. 






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When the congregation began meeting in the church 
building in December of 1912, and the dedication ceremonies 
were held in September 1913 preceeding the State Conven- 
tion held in the building, much activity in missionary 
work, church, Sunday School and youth organizations 
continued with renewed vigor. 

Again quoting Hattie Noel's "History," "The church 
became permanently identified with the State and National 
work. Dr. and Mrs. E. H. Jones were regular attendants at 
most of the National Conventions with the pastor, Everette 
Smith. Dr. Jones was chairman of the board for many years. 
Mr. E. H. Tatum was secretary and Mr. Emmett Batey, 
treasurer. " 

During Dr. Everett Smith's seven years ministry, 
which began while the congregation was meeting in the 
Cumberland Church, many memorable happenings stand out in 
the minds of the three remaining members who were present 
for the dedication. 

Not one of the three will ever forget the little 
red chairs for children in Sunday School. They were placed 
in rows in front of the adult chairs. Miss Elizabeth Kerr 
was Sunday School teacher for Virginia and Clarice. The 
bunch of grapes drawn as circles on a sheet of paper for 
each child, just had to have that purple grape stuck on 

in place each Sunday until it was full. She didn't dare 

miss going, the grape would be empty. 


No one could ever forget the delicious aromas in 
the basement as one entered down the steps from Maney 
Avenue at Thanksgiving and Bazaar, and Christmas; turkey, 
dressing with sage and onion, cocoanut cakes and ambrosia. 
The delicate lace and satin craft work, embroidery, 
tattinq and crochet work; whole sets of baby clothes were 
displayed and used as a fund raising project. Kathrin 
remembers her mother, Mrs. Harry Kerr , stood at the 
entrance door to accept reservations. 

At Christmas the tingling smell of the Christmas 
tree filled with gifts and goodies for children, sent 
chills up their spines. Santa was there, and often 
Mr. J. F. Poff or Virginia's uncle Clifford Love, played 
the role to perfection. 

Kathrin went to Mission Band for the Juniors with 
her sister, Elizabeth. One time they said to Katherin, 
"Get up and sing for us." Since they didn't say sing 
"Jesus Loves Me," she sang a popular song, much to everyone's 
delight . 

In the summer, church picnics were held out in the 
country. Again the fried chicken, potato salad, caramel 
cake and watermelon not only remembered but tasted in 
retrospect . 

At least some of the stained glass windows were 
donations made by families. The name "Potter" was 




remembered on one of them. Clarice found in the Poff 

family Bible a letter edged in black announcing the death 

of • 

Mrs. Frances Potter Jones, Funeral from Central 
Christian Church tomorrow (Saturday) morning, 
December 12, 1925 at 10:30 o'clock. Services by 
Dr. Ernest Elliot. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. 

The following friends will serve as pall bearers: 
Honorary — Dr. J. R. Gott, C. B. Huggins, R. H. 
Harrison, E. C. Batey, J. R. Jetton, J. F. Poff. 
Active--Sam Hirshbrunner , Clifford Love, J. R. 
Williams, Thomas Brackin, Eugene Black, Dr. J. A. 

Woodfin and Moore in charge. 

Murf reesboro, Tenn., December 11, 1925. 
Another letter edged in black was for the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Haynes , December 22, 1910, with other 
families names. 

All three of the children, Virginia, Kathrin and 
Clarice remember Katherine Love playing the organ. There 
was no electricity and the pumping of feet was amazing, 
but what lovely music! Mrs. Everette Smith brought tears 
to the eyes of little Virginia Black, and Clarice thought 
she looked like an angel when she sang "The Ninety and Nine." 
The Ninety and Nine 

There were Ninety and nine that safely lay 

In the shelter of the fold. 
But one was out on the hills away 

Far off from the gates of gold. 
Away on the mountain wild and bare 

Away from the tender shepherd's care 
Away from the tender shepherd's care. 


Lord thou hast here the ninety and nine 

Are thev not enouqh for Thee? 
But the shepherd made answer, this of mine 

has wandered away from me. 
And although the road be rough and steep 

I go to the desert to find my sheep, 
I ao to the desert to find my sheep. 

But none of the ransomed ever knew 

How deep were the waters crossed. 
Nor how dark was the night that the Lord passed through 

Ere He found His sheep that was lost. 
Out in the desert He heard its cry 

Sick and helpless and ready to die. 
Sick and helpless and ready to die. 

Lord, whence are those blood drops 

All the way that mark out the mountain's track? 
They were shed for one who has gone astray 

Ere the shepherd could bring him back. 

Lord, whence are thy hands as rent and torn? 

They are pierced tonight by many a thorn. 
They are pierced tonight by many a thorn. 

But all through the mountain, thunder riven 
and up from the rocky steep there arose, 

A glad cry to the Gate of Heaven, 
Rejoice I have found my sheep. 

And the angels echoed around the throne. 

Rejoice for the Lord brings back His own 

Rejoice for the Lord brings back His own. 

Rejoice for the Lord brings back His own. 

Elizabeth Clephane Ira D. Sanky 

From the book loaned by Buleah Rowlette, The Shape 

of Adam's Rib , by Lorraine Lollis, we read: 

The First officers of the Christian Woman's 
Board of Missions set up shop in Indianapolis. The 
president, Maria Jameson recording secretary, Sarah 
Wallace; and treasurer, Mrs. O. A. Buraess, all lived 
there; and the corresponding secretary, Caroline 
Neville Pearre, was in the process of moving there. 
This, believe it or not, explains the fact that 


Indianapolis is today the city of the international 
headauarters of the Christian Church (Disciples of 
Christ) . The oriainal constitution of CWBM named 
the above officers plus a vice-president from each 
of the nine states represented and twelve managers 
as the Executive Committee, but stipulated that 
five should be a quorum for the transaction of 
business . 

It was an organization of laywomen, all amateurs, 
for whom winnina the world for Christ became the 
grand passion of their lives. To leave no doubt 
about their purpose, they used the word missionary 
.four times in Article II of the first constitution: 

Its object shall be to cultivate a missionary 
spirit, to encourage missionary effort in our churches, 
to disseminate missionary intelliaence, and to se^gre 
systematic contributions for missionary purposes. 

The program for the celebration of the Christian 
Church buildina, October 17, 1937, "Commemorating the 
Building and Twenty-Five Years of Continuous Worship," 
reveals an historical sketch and names of those who had 
been members for the twenty-five years, on that Silver 
Anniversary/ 1912-1937, as well as others who came later. 

The program brings to a close the early history of 
Central Christian Church. 

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OCTOBER -17, 1937 


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Present Resident Members 

Twenty-Five Years 

In Central Christian Church 

Mrs. Emma Arnold 

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Black 

Mrs. Emmett Crockett 

Mrs. Charles F. Cox 

Mrs. Aubrey Cook 

Miss Emma Earthman 

Miss Bessie Green 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hirshbrunner 

Mrs. R. L. Jones 

Mr. J. R. Jetton 

Miss Jeanette King 

Mrs. Harry Kerr 

Miss Elizabeth Kerr 

Mrs. A. H. McLean 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miller 

Mrs. W. B. Noel 

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Pott 

Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Poff 

Mrs. John Pierce 

Miss Ida Richardson 

Mrs. Deery Riggs 

Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Scott 

Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan 

Miss Bessie Smith 

Miss Frankie White 



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Mrs. John Woodfin Jr., Chairman 

Mrs. Deery Riggs 
Mrs. Eugene Black 
Mrs. Kelly Poff 
Mrs. R. A. Nausley 

Mrs. David Renaker 
Mrs. Cecil Elrod 
Mrs. John Tarver 
Mrs. Earle Rees 

Mrs. J. A. Scott, Chairman 

Mrs. Aubrey Cook 
Mrs. T. A. Moore 
Mrs. H. E. Cranford 
Mrs. Florence Funk 

Mrs. S. H. Wood 
Mrs. Hattie Noel 
Mrs. A. H. McLain 
Miss Elizabeth Kerr 
Miss Mary Roberts 

Miss Bessie Smith, Chairman 

Mrs. C. C. Baker 

Miss Clarice Miller 

Mrs. Earle F. Rees, Chairman 
Miss Margaret Hitt, Co-chairman 


Mrs. Marshall S. Burns, Chairman 
Miss Ida Richardson. Co-chairman 
Dr. T. J. Golightlj Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Poff 


Mr. C. C. Baker, Chairman 
Mr. T. T. Martin, Co-chairman 

Mr. Kelly Poff 

11:00 A.M. 
Mr. Sam Hirshbrunner 
Dr. R. A. Nausl»y 
Mr. Eugene Black 
Dr. J, A. Scott 
Mr. T. .A Moore 

3:00 P.M. 
Jesse Waller 
Cecil Elrod Jr. 
Orbry Moore 
Mr. David Renaker 
Mr. Aubrey Cook 



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The Christian Church is strictly a Restoration movement. This 
movement had for its beginning in America the turmoil of the re- 
ligious frontier of tha American pioneer days. The first Christian 
Church organized and ?et up in this country was Brush Run Church 
at Brush Run, Pennsylvania, in 1814. This movement has a rich 
heritage. The first movement started with an OKelley, a. Methodist 
minister in Virginia. Another with Abner Jones, a Baptist minister 
in Vermont, and a third movement growing out of the Great Revival 
of Kentucky with Barton W. Stone through three movements un- 
known to each other and in different parts of the country were alike 
in taking the Bible as their only rule of faith. 

The Central Christian Church was organized in August, 1908 with 
61 members, first worshipping in the old Cumberland Church. The 
construction of the present Cliurch building was begun in May, 1911, 
being completed in 1912, at a cost of $37,000.00, every dollar of which 
has been paid. Tlie present membership is 160. The first pastor called 
was R. E. Moss, 1908; following was Everett S. Smith, 1911, serving 
seven years ; J. Gross Boone, who served the Church less than one 
year died with Flu and Pneumonia ; fourth pastor, A. Preston Gray, 
July, 1918 to April, 1923; following him was E. W. Elliott, 1923 to 
1929; then H, M. Sippel, September. 1929 to September, 1932. Rev. 
Marshall S. Burns, the present pastor, called November, 1932. All 
visitors find a ready welcome at all services. 




"Christian Standard." October 11, 1913. pp. 32-33. 
Copy supplied by Christian Disciples of Christ, Historical 
Society, Nashville, Tennessee. 

"Christian — Evanaelist." October 23, 1913. p. 18. 

Supplied by Christian Disciples Historical Society, 

Nashville, Tennessee. 

Herman Norton, Tennessee Christians , Reed and 

Company, Nashville, Tennessee, 1971, Jacket description. 

■^Norton, p ,. 193. 

"Central Christian Church Directory. ]972. Roy 
Hu]an, pastor, p. 1. 

Church Directory, 1972, p. 1 , par. 3. 

Norton, pp. 220-223. 

Church Directory, J972, p. 1, par. 4. 

^Norton, pp. 2 24, 233. 

■ Church Directory, 1972, p. 2- 

1 1 

Clarice Miller, after much research. 

] 2 

Hattie W, Noel, "History of Central Christian 

Church," September 27, 1963, pp. 1-2. 

Noel, p. 3. 


C. C. Henderson, Story of Murf reesboro . The News 

Banner Publishinq Co., @ 1929, p. 134 . 

Rutherford County Historical Maqazine, 
Publication No. 14, p. 27. 

1 r 

Rutherford County Historical Maqazine, p. 27. 

Film Strip, Reel I, "History of Presbyterian 
Church," Loaned by Dr. Ernest Hooper. 

1 8 

See Constitution and By-Laws of Central Christian 




Rutherford County Historical Society Publication, 
No. 26, Winter 1986, p. 63. 


According to Clarice Miller who was in the class. 


Georqe Mansell, Anatomy of Architecture . A. & W. 
Publishers, Inc., NY, 3 1979, p. 45. 


Mansel 1 , p. 16 . 


Mansell, p. 106. 


Clarice Miller, student and teacher of Art. 


Miller, from observation and listening to 
Kelley Poff. 

2 6 

Bernard S. Myers, Understanding the Arts . 
pp. 108-110. 


Miller, from observation and Kelley, Poff. 


Lorraine Lollis, The Shape of Adam's Rib . 
Dethany Press, @ 1970, p. 41. 



RB = Record Book DOW = Date of Will R = Recorded in RB 
P = Probated (filed) in Court S = slave s= son/s W = Witness 
d = daughter/s gs/gd = grandchildren N = named but relation- 
ship not given L = Landowner mentioned E = Executor/Executrix 
A = Administrator/rix [When there is a will an Executor/rix is 
named by the will. If there is no will or no Executor/rix named, 
an Administrator/rix is named by the Court.] 

1. RB 8, p. 1 - Orvell Thompson DOW: 29 Dec 1828 P: Feb 1829 
"being in a low State of Health and weak of body" Wife: Tabitha 
Thompson "my 2 children": Sarah Rebecca Thompson, Benjamin 
Franklin Thompson "becomes of age" E: wife and John McKinley 
W: William L. Thompson, H.A. Thompkins, Frederick Johns 

2. RB 8, p. 1 - James Martin DOW: 10 Sep 1825 P: July 1827 
s: William Martin "tract I live on... 100 acres...! bought of 
Thomas Mitchell .. .east side of main Stones River... 50 acres... on 
fall Creek. . .bought of my son John Martin..." d: Susanna Martin 
"advanced in years and her health impaired. . .she will never marry" 
S to William: girl, Elaner; old negro woman. Darkey S: woman, 
Jane and her 2 children, boy, Hearden and one unnamed d: Francis 
McLure "negro boy, Silas" son of daughter, Francis: Enos Dickson 
d: Nancy Wilson "negro girl, Mariah" s: John Martin "negro boy, 
Sam" d: Sally Beard "negro girl, Vina" d: Annabell M. D. Dickson 
"negro girl, Vilet" d: Isabella Martin "negro woman, Dina and 2 
boys, Solomon and Allen" "my children that is alive...": William 
Martin, Susanna Martin, Francis McLure, Nancy Wilson, John Martin, 
Sally Beard, Annabell M.D. Dickson, Isabella Martin E: sons, 
William and John W: Theos. A. Canon, John M. Sharpe 

3. RB 8, p. 4 - John Henderson DOW: 12 Sep 1825 P: Nov 1828 
Wife: Sarah Henderson "brothers and sisters" Counsellors of 
wife: Brother, Logan Henderson and Samuel Anderson, Esquire of 
Murfreesboro E: wife W: William Ledbetter, John R. Laughlin 

4. RB 8, p. 6 - A. W. Canon, deceased Guardian of minor 
heirs: Edwin Sharpe Feb term 1830 

5. RB 8, p. 7 - Joseph Poindexter, dec ' d A: James Jones 
Nov. term 1829 

6. RB 8, p. 9 - Isaac Butler, dec ' d A: Janet Butler 
Inventory: 20 Nov 1829 

7. RB 8, p. 10 - John Alexander, dec ' d A: Jacob Wright 
Inventory: 3 Sep 1829 

8. RB 8, p. 10 - William Norman Guardian: Carney H. Norman 
Settlement of heirs: 15 Feb 1830 "all heirs of age except 
youngest, William Norman" 

9. RB 8, p. 10 - James Y. Laughlin, dec ' d A: Christena 
Laughlin Settlement: 1829 


10. RB 8, p. 14 - William Tombs, dec ' d A: Emanuel Tombs 
Inventory: 28 Aug 1829 

11. RB 8, p. 15 - John Smith A: John McGrigor 
Inventory: Nov term 1829 

12. RB8, p. 18- James I. Maxwell, dec ' d Guardian of Naoma L. 
Maxwell: Azariah Kimbro R: 20 June 1830 

13. RB 8, p. 18 - Syrus Sharpe, dec ' d Guardian of Martha 
Sharpe: Burwell Perry R: 15 Feb 1830 

14. RB 8, p. 32 - Joshua Harrison, dec ' d A: William D. Baird 
Settlement: 12 Jan 1830 

15. RB 8, p. 33 - Isham Nance, dec'd A: John Nance R: 29 June 

16. RB 8, p. 33 - Solomon Tenison, guardian of Betsy Carnahan and 
Polly Carnahan R: 15 Feb 1830 

17. RB 8, p. 33 - William Sled, dec'd Guardian of Milton and 
Elizabeth Sled: Edmund Goodrich R: Feb term 1830 

18. RB 8, p. 35 - Joshua Harrison, dec'd Guardian of Martha 
Harrison: James Maney R: 24 Feb 1830 

19. RB 8, p. 35 - John Thomas, dec'd Guardian of Peter J. 
Thomas: Lewis G. Thomas R: 1829 

20. RB 8, p. 36 - G.W. Banton, guardian of Masilla Tillman, Micca 
Tillman, Thomas Tilman, Robert Tillmann R: 1829 

21. RB 8., p. 37 - Zachariah P. Bell, dec'd A: Nancy Bell 
Settlement: August term 1829 

22. RB 8, p. 38 - Deborah Elliot, dec'd A: John Elliott 
Inventory: 13 Nov 1829 

23. RB 8, p. 41 - George Furr, dec'd A: Robert Smith 
R: 1 July 1830 

24. RB 8, p. 42 - John Sanders A: B. Ganaway Widow: Fredom 
Sanders Inventory: 4 Dec 1829 

25. RB 8, p. 4 7 - Joseph Morton, dec'd Guardian: Thomas S. 
Anthony Minors: James Morton, Joseph Morton, Martha M. Morton, 
Cicelia H. Morton R: 1829 

26. RB 8, p. 52 - Joshua Harrison, dec'd Guardian of Elenor 
Harrison: James Maney R: Feb term 1829 

27. RB 8, p. 53 - John Wood, dec'd E: Edmund Wood 
Inventory: 30 Nov 1827 

28. RB 8, p. 57 - Chesly Hood, dec ' d Widow's provisions 
10 Dec 1829 

29. RB 8, p. 58 - Henry M. Hudson, dec ' d Guardian: William 
Parker Heirs: Henry, Robert, Francis R: 25 July 1830 

30. RB 8, p. 58 - John Goodloe A: Morris H. Goodloe 
Inventory: 28 July 1830 

31. RB 8, p. 59 - Robert P. Shapard, Guardian of Mary Harrison 
and William J. Harrison Mother (?) of minors: Sophia Harrison 
R: 24 Feb 1830 

32. RB 8, p. 60 - Chesley Hood, dec ' d A: J. C. Hood 
Inventory: 10 Feb 1830 

33. RB 8, p. 62 - Henry Windrow, dec ' d E: John Windrow 
hire of negroes R: 3 Aug 1830 

34. RB 8, p. 62 - Edward Atwood, dec ' d Guardian of orphan, Polly 
Atwood: James Blackwood R: 3 Aug 1830 

35. RB 8, p. 62 - James Johnson, dec ' d A: B.F. White 
Additional inventory: Dec 1828 

36. RB 8, p. 62 - Sterling Ivie of Williamson Co., TN 
DOW: 4 May 1830 R: 8 Aug 1830 "weak of body strength" 
Wife: Elizabeth Ivie "my 2 sons become of age": William and 
Thomas Ivie E: wife and friend, John H. Ivie W: G.L. Nolin, 
Charles D. Ivie, Benjamin W. Ivie 

37. RB 8, p. 64 - George Evans, dec ' d A: C.L. Thompson 
Inventory R: 9 Aug 1830 

38. RB 8, p. 66 - Gilliam Molloy, dec ' d Division of estate, 
interest of David B. Molloy: 12 Apr 1830 Guardian: Fanny Molloy 

39. RB 8, p. 66 - James H. Blakeley, dec ' d A: Isaac Miller 
Widow: Catharine Blakely "five children" Inventory: 20 Feb 1830 

40. RB 8, p. 69 - John Carter, dec ' d Guardian: Abraham Overall 
1830 Guardian report of minor heirs: William Carter, Catty Carter, 
Polly Carter, Ann Carter, John Carter and Rebecca Carter 

41. RB 8, p. 70 - John Arnold, dec ' d Guardian: Gary A. Windrow 
Heir: John N. Arnold R: 29 Aug 1830 

42. RB 8, p. 70 - Thomas A. Harris, dec ' d Widow's provisions: 14 
May 1830 

43. RB 8, p. 71 - William Rawlings, dec ' d E: Martin Hoover 
Inventory R: 29 Aug 1830 

44. RB 8, p. 72 - Guardian of Elizabeth Kirk: Hugh Kirk 
May Court 1830 


45. RB 8, p. 73 - Joseph Smith, dec ' d A: Albert G. Barlow 
Settlement R: 29 Aug 1830 

46. RB 8, p. 75 - Guardian report of 19 Jan 1826 Guardian: 
Peter Fleming Heir: Joseph Franklin Brown R: 29 Aug 1830 

47. RB 8, p. 75 - John W. Finch, dec ' d A: James Morton 
Inventory R: 29 Aug 1830 

48. RB 8, p. 76 - Phillip Osborne, dec ' d A: John Brown, Thomas 
Brown, Gabriel G. Osborne Settlement: 22 May 1830 

49. RB 8, p. 78 - Guardian: Absalom Lane Heirs: William E. 
Lane, Melkiajh D. Lane Settlement: Feb term 1830 

50. RB 8, p. 78 - John Warren, dec ' d Guardian: Thomas Yardley 
Heirs: Louisa Warren, Peterson Warren, Benjamin Warren 
Additional inventory for 1829 

51. RB 8, p. 79 - Robartus Carney, dec ' d Guardian: Joseph Carney 
Report for 1829 "heirs" 

52. RB 8, p. 79 - William R. Johns, dec ' d A: William R. Dickson 
"received from Joseph B. Johns, executor of Abner Johns" 
Settlement: 10 May 1830 

53. RB8, p. 80- John Thompson, dec'd E: David Thompson, 
Grizella Thompson Settlement: 22 May 1830 

54. RB 8, p. 81 - John Wood, dec'd A: Edmund Wood 
Settlement: 19 May 1830 

55. RB 8, p. 82 - Mary C. Colier, dec'd A: Berryman Fergason 
Inventory sale: 28 Dec 1829 

56. RB 8, p. 83 - Uriah Gardner, dec'd E: Daniel Leinan 
Inventory: 22 May 1830 

57. RB 8, p. 87 - Humphrey Nelson, dec'd Guardian: Thomas 
Dunaway Heirs: Newman Nelson, Elijah Nelson, Mary Nelson 
Settlement from 29 Apr 1820-7 May 1830 

58. RB 8, p. 88 - Guardian: Thomas H.P. Scales Heirs: Stephen 
and Ann Butts report: 1830 

59. RB 8, p. 88 - Guardian Solomon Tennison Heirs: John 
Carnahan, Jane Carnahan, Nancy Carnahan, James Carnahan, Hiram 
Carnahan report: 1830 

60. RB 8, p. 89 - Guardian: Joseph Neisbet Heirs: John and 
Susan Mathes for 1830 

61. RB 8, p. 90 - John Davis, dec'd A: Elizabeth Davis and Aiden 
Taylor Inventory: 10 Dec 1829 

62. RB 8, p. 92 - Guardian: Hiram Cox Heirs: James J. cox, 
Jackson Cox, Samuel Cox, William Cox Report: 1830 


63. RB 8, p. 92 - Isaac Butler/Butter Widow: Jane Butter 
P: 23 Nov 1829 

64. RB 8, p. 92 - Guardian: Stephen Linch Report: 1830 
Heir: Jackson C. Brothers 

65. RB 8, p. 93 - 1829 report of poor house - "100 acres land... 
repairs . . .planks ..." 

66. RB 8, p. 93 - Britain Spence DOW: Oct 1829 P: Nov 1829 
E and wife: Jane "my 4 daughters": Elizabeth, Phebe, Mary, 
Juliana eldest s: Samuel "...the old Fuller tract" 

second s: Joseph "...tract I bought of Maxwell..." 

2 younger s: Alson and William W: J. Lamb, Henry Firehand 

67. RB 8, p. 95 - John Parks DOW: 24 Aug 1829 P: Nov 1829 
VJife: Caty Parks "nease": Elizabeth Moore, wife of David Moore 
E: wife and friend, John McGrigor W: B. Randolph, John McGrigor, 
Robert D. Harris, John C. Harris 

68. RB 8, p. 96 - Uriah Gardner DOW: 4 Jan 1830 P: Feb 1830 
"in low state of health" Wife: Elizabeth C. Gardner 

E: Jonathan Currin, Daniel Luinan W: Frederick E. Becton, James 
D . Wooten 

69. RB 8, p. 97 - Mary McAlhatton DOW: 18 Dec 1829 P: Feb 1830 
"weak of body and low..." only d: Mary Wright N: Jesse 
Alexander Slaves freed: Humphrey and wife, Hannah 

only gd: Rebecca Thompson "negro girl, Caroline and her boy child, 
William" Rebecca's present husband: R.L. Thompson S: Stewart 
to be freed by paying $150 E: son-in-law, Jacob Wright 
W: Ephraim Andrews, I.F. Maxey 

70. RB 8, p. 99 - Joseph Poindexter, dec ' d A: James Jones 
Settlement: Nov 1829 

71. RB 8, p. 100 - Isaac M. Marable, dec ' d Guardian: Littleton 
Williamson "minor heirs" Report: 1830 

72. RB 8, p. 102 - Sarah Bass, dec ' d A: S. Richardson 
Inventory: 12 Feb 1829 

73. RB 8, p. 102 - Walter Lowe, dec ' d Guardian: John S. Lowe 
Minor heir: Walter S. Lowe Report: 1827-1830 

74. RB 8, p. 103 - Simon W. Slack, dec ' d A: Thomas Edwards 
Settlement: Aug 1829 

75. RB 8, p. 105 - Burton Spence, dec ' d A: Henry Forehand 
Inventory R: 7 Sep 1830 

76. RB 8, p. 106 - William Cotter, dec ' d A: David M. Jarratt, 
Joseph McCraken Settlement: 23 Jan 1830 


77. RB 8, p. 107 - Armstrong Heard, dec ' d A: William and Andrew 
Finney Inventory: 23 Jan 1830 

78. RB 8, p. 108 - Squire Knox, dec ' d 1829 guardian report 
Heirs: Nancy D. Knox, George W. Knox, Littitha M.E. Knox and P.M. 

79. RB 8, p. 108 - William Henderson, dec ' d Division of estate: 
1 Jan 1830 "to Alexander Blair in right of his wife..." 
guardian of minor heirs: Logan Henderson 

80. RB 8, p. 109 - Guardian: William Vinson Report: 1830 
Heir: Alfred S. Ogilvie 

81. RB 8, p. 109 - John Alexander, dec ' d A: Jacob Wright 
Inventory: 28 Dec 1829 

82. RB 8, p. 110 - William Lytle, Sr., dec ' d Inv. R: 14 Sep 1830 
E: Samuel P. Black, P. Anderson 

83. RB 8, p. 113 - Phillip Osborne, dec ' d Report: 1829 
Guardian: Samuel McAdoo Heirs: Elizabeth and Sally Osborne 

84. RB 8, p. 114 - Thomas Beesley, dec ' d E: Robert Williams 
Additional estate R: 15 Sep 1830 

85. RB 8, p. 114 - Henry Wiger, dec'd guardian: Isaac J. Miller 
Report: 20 Feb 1830 Minor heir: Susan Wiger 

86. RB 8, p. 114 - John Henderson, dec'd E: Sarah Henderson 
Inventory: 23 Dec 1828 

87. RB 8, p. 115 - John Johns, dec'd Guardian: James Rucker 
Report: 1829 Heirs: Stephen B. Johns, Clement Johns, Edmund G. 

88. RB 8, p. 118 - Guardian: Nathaniel Greer Report: 9 Feb 1830 
Heirs: Nathaniel Pybas, Mary Pybas, Elizabeth Pybas 

89. RB 8, p. 118 - Guardian: Jonathan Currin Feb. Court 1830 
Heir: James R. Burris 

90. RB 8, p. 121 - Thomas A. Harris, dec'd A: Henry Ridley, 
W.P. Booker Inventory: 18 Jan 1830 

91. RB 8, p. 123 - Joseph Smith, dec'd Guardian: Albert G. 
Barlow Heir: John Smith report: 1829 

92. RB 8, p. 12 4 - Obediah Garner, dec'd Guardian: Thomas Garner 
Minor heir: Brice Garner A: Jesse Garner Report: 1829 

93. RB 8, p. 124 - Joshua Harrison, dec'd Guardian: William D. 
Baird Minor heir: Caroline Harrison Report R: 24 Sep 1830 


94. RB 8, p. 125 - Obediah Garner, dec ' d Guardian: William 
Garner Minor heir: John N. Garner A: Jesse Garner Feb 1830 

95. RB 8, p. 125 - Sarah Bass, dec ' d A: Stith Richardson 
Inventory: 20 Feb 1829 

96. RB 8, p. 127 - James Johnson, dec ' d A: Larkin Johnson, 
Benjamin F. White Settlement: May term 1830 

97. RB 8, p. 129 - William Fowler DOW: 25 Feb 1829 R: 27 Sep 
1830 oldest s: Bemony Fowler s: Obediah Fowler, Jeremiah 
Fowler d: Hamutel Jones, Elizabeth Brady, Ruth Polk, Fanny 
Dobbs , Gassy Jones gs : Jeremiah Hooker Wife: Peggy Fowler 

E: wife and David Keele W: Richard Keel, James Gibson 

98. RB 8, p. 130 - Elizabeth Kelton DOW: 22 Sep 1829 R: 17 Sep 
1830 "weak of body" s: James Kelton L: John Lawrence's line 
s: Samuel B. Kelton L: Bellah's corner s: William Kelton 
"negro woman, Easter" "Heirs of son Robert Kelton, dec'd" 

"3 d and the sons of Margaret Lacky, dec'd" E: 2 sons, William 
and James W: Exum Ricks, J.B. Henderson, Samuel B. Kelton, Jr. 

99. RB 8, p. 131 - David Covington DOW: 28 May 1830 P: Aug 
term 1830 Wife: Judith Covington "lands on the south side of dry 
fork of Stewarts Creek. . .where I now live..." "youngest of my 
children shall become of age" E: brother, William Covington 

W: Berryman G. Hankins, Thomas S. Anthony 

100. RB 8, p. 133 - Thomas Robinson DOW: 31 Mar 1830 
R: 1 Oct 1830 "low of health" Wife: Francis Robinson 

s: John Robinson "wif e .. .coming to her from her father's 
[estate] John Cole that I made William Cole Snr. of Halifax Co., 
VA power of attorney..." 5 children: John Robinson, James 
Robinson, Polly Shearwood, Edy C. Robinson, Cindy Robinson 
E: wife W: John Murfree, John Brockman 

101. RB 8, p. 134 - William M. Hall, dec'd A: James W. Stewart, 
Henry McCoy "John J. Goodloe and Nathan Jones... in right of 
their wives" Widow unnamed Settlement: 18 July 1827 

102. RB 8, p. 135 - James Rucker, dec'd Add. Inv. R: 13 Oct 1830 

103. RB 8, p. 138 - William Sledd, dec'd Inventory: May term 1830 

103. RB 8, p. 138 - Guardian: Samuel Wilson 1829 

Casandra Wilson, "an idiot or deaf and dumb person .. .upwards of 50 
years ..." 

104. RB 8, p. 139 - James Mathes, dec'd E: Mariam Mathes 
Settlement: 3 Aug 1830 

105. RB 8, p. 140 - Thomas A. Harris, dec'd A: William R. Booker, 
Henry Ridley Inventory: 26 Feb 1830 


106. RB 8, p. 141 - Sterling Ivie, dec ' d E: John H. Ivie 
Inventory: 10 July 1830 

107. RB 8, p. 142 - VJ. Fowler, dec ' d E: Peggy Fowler 
Inventory: 10 Aug 1830 

108. RB 8, p. 143 - Samuel C. Rucker, dec ' d Guardians: Lewis 
Garner and wife, "late Lucy W. Rucker" Wards: Elizabeth A 
Rucker; "Samuel C. Rucker, Jr. who is since dead" 

109. RB 8, p. 145 - William Mankin, dec ' d A: Joel Smith 
"minor heirs" Guardian: Cely Mankin Settlement: May 1830 

110. RB 8, p. 146 - Brice Gaither, dec ' d A: Elizabeth Gaither, 
Azariah Gaither "monies collected from North Caroline" 

R: Nove 1830 

111. RB 8, p. 146 - Francis Dunnington Price DOW: none 

P: August term 1830 "diseased and weak body" negroes: man, 

Rubin; woman, Hannah and her children, girl Chloe and boy Joe 

Wife: Sophia Manchester Price d: Sarah Sophia s: Richard 

E and guardian of children: wife W: Robert Z. Hawkins, Hezk. R. 


112. RB 8, p. 148 - Thomas Clardy, Dec'd Inventory: 16 Nov 1830 

113. RB 8, p. 149 - Frederick Watkins, dec'd Widow: Rhody Watkins 
Oct. 29, 1830 

114. RB 8, p. 149 - Evander Mclver, dec'd E: Daniel Graham 
Settlement: Nov. 1830 

115. RB 8, p. 151 - Catharine Cotter DOW: 24 Oct 1830 P: Nov 
term 1830 "low in body" "My children": Thomas cotter, William 
Cotter, Elizabeth Murry, John Cotter, Sally Hall "grand- 
children, children of my daughter, Polly" E: John Cotter, Nathan 
Hall W: Henry Trott, R. C. Price, James Roberson, William Hall 

116. RB 8, p. 152 - Mary Hamilton DOW: 12 Mar 1830 P: Nov 1830 
niece: Sally H. Lauderdale nephew: Samuel W. Lauderdale 
E/newphews: P.H. Bowman, William H. Bowman S: Amy, Edwin, Luke, 
Lawrence, Caroline, George, Phebe, Dublin, Sam, Silda, Madison, 
Maria, Charles W: Martin Clark, Samuel Clark 

117. RB 8, p. 153 - John Mclver, dec'd Inventory R: 18 Dec 1830 

118. RB 8, p. 164 - James Patterson DOW: 1 Oct 1830 P: Nov 1830 
"very low and weak" s: Samuel Patterson, Harvey Patterson, John 
Patterson, William Patterson, James Patterson, S: boy, Andrew 
Jackson; girl, Mariah; boy, Ben s: Charles C. Patterson "50 
acres in Highland Co . . .Ohio . . .he now has in his possession" 

s: Alexander Patterson "100 acres .. .Highland Co. . .Ohio. . .he . . .has 
sold to his brother, Charles" s: Isaac R. Patterson, Joseph 
Patterson d: Agness Patterson [not of age or married] "negro 
boy. Bob" s: Henry Lee Patterson [not of age] "negro boy, Henry" 
E: sons, Samuel and Harvey W: William Robb, Edwin Sharpe 


119. RB 8, p. 167 - John Stockard DOW: 9 Oct 1830 P: Nov 1830 
"bad state of health" Wife: Jane Stockard s: william Stockard, 
Nathan Stockard "all my children" E: friends, John Dickson, 
William Martin, Robert Martin W: Moses Ridley, Daniel M. Muse, 
William P. Booker 

120. RB 8, p. 168 - John Maxwell, dec ' d Guardian: John Covington 
Report: 15 Nov 1830 

121. RB 8, p. 168 - Joseph Dill, dec ' d E: Isaac Dill 
Inventory: 4 Nov 1830 

122. RB 8, p. 169 - Lewis Burnett, dec ' d Guardian: Richard 
Vaughan 1830 

123. RB 8, p. 169 - Robert Freeman, dec ' d A: Samuel Freeman 
Inventory R: Jan 1831 

124. RB 8, p. 170 - Elizabeth Kelton, dec ' d E: William Kelton 
and James Kelton Division: Mary Sloan, Elizabeth Wilson, 
Alexander Lackey Nov. 15, 1830 

125. RB 8, p. 171 - David Covington, dec ' d E: William Covington 
"221 acres... dry fork of Stewarts Creek" Inventory: Aug term 1830 

126. RB 8, p. 172 - Martha Penn, dec ' d E: William Penn 
Settlement: Aug term 1830 

127. RB 8, p. 173 - Thomas Beasley, dec ' d E: Robert Williams 
Settlement: 11 Nov 1830 

128. RB 8, p. 174 - Michael McConley, dec ' d A: James DeJarnett 
Inventory R: 11 Jan 1831 

129. RB 8, p. 17 5 - Jacob Fox, dec ' d A: Mathias Fox 
Inventory: 3 Sep 1830 R: 12 Jan 1831 

130. RB 8, p. 179 - Thomas Roberson [see page 133] 

131. RB 8, p. 180 - David Covington, dec ' d E: William Covington 
Inventory: 6 Nov 1830 

132. RB 8, p. 181 - Charles Fogg, dec ' d Division: Aug term 1829 
to: Jonathan W. Fogg, Charles M. Fogg, Wineford Strong, formerly 
widow of Charles Fogg 

133. RB 8, p. 182 - Obediah Garner, dec ' d Guardian: William 
Garner Ward: John N. Garner A: Jesse Garner 1830 

134. RB 8, p. 182 - Guardian: James Sanford Ward: Nancy (?) S. 
Smith 15 Nov 1830 

135. RB 8, p. 183 - Brice M. Gaither, dec ' d A: Elizabeth and 
Azariah Gaither Settlement: 10 Nov 1830 


136. RB 8, p. 183 - Polly Dickson, dec ' d A: Lewis Nowlan 
Sett: 10 Sep 1830 

137. RB 8, p. 184 - John Smith, dec ' d Inventory/sale: 6 Nov 1828 
A: John McGregor N: Mrs. Mary Smith and others 9 negroes sold 

138. RB 8, p. 189 - James J. Maxwell, dec ' d Inventory: 28 Dec 1830 

139. RB 8, p. 190 - David Rankin DOW: 18 Feb 1827 P: Feb 1831 
d: Eleanor A. Read 2 s: Thomas C. Rankin, James P. Rankin 

E & wife: Anna Moore Rankin "my younger children" 
W: Fr. N.W. Burton, William Bumpass 

140. RB 8, p. 191 - Benjamin Butts, dec ' d 1830 
Guardian: Tho.H.P. Scales Heirs: Stephen & Ann Butts 

141. RB 8, p. 191 - Robert Freeman, dec ' d widow's provision 1831 

142. RB 8, p. 192 - Samuel Wilson, dec ' d Widow: Ann Wilson 1831 

143. RB 8, p. 192 - Mathew Burnett DOW: 10 Nov 1830 P: Feb 1831 
d: Sally "negro woman, Ceily; girl, Violet; Gusta" s: William 
d: Rebecca "boy, George" gd: "Martha Ann, daughter of my 
daughter, Sally" S: boy, Dave E: Jesse Barton, John C. Reeves 
W: Henry Trott, Hosea Northcutt 

144. RB 8, p. 193 - William Ridout, dec ' d 1830 Guardian: Thos . 
H.P. Scales Wards: Mary G. Ridout, Thos. Ridout, Luran Ridout, 
Catharine Ridout, Sarah E. Ridout 

145. RB 8, p. 194 - Thomas Wood, dec ' d Inv./sale: 21 Feb 1831 
A: Edmund Wood 

146. RB 8, p. 199 - John L. Jetton, dec ' d Inv./sale: 4 Dec 1830 
A: Henry Trott, Jr. 

147. RB 8, p. 200 - John Johns, dec ' d 1831 Guardian: James 
Rucker Heirs: Stephen B. Johns, Clement Johns, Edmond G. Johns 

148. RB 8, p. 204 - Samuel Wilson, dec ' d Inv/Sale: 22 Dec 1830 
A: Robert Jetton N: Anne Wilson and others 

149. RB 8, p. 206 - James Patterson, dec ' d Inventory R: 11 Apr 
1831 E: Samuel Patterson 

150. RB 8, p. 207 - John Mclver, dec ' d Sales: 15 Dec 1830 

151. RB 8, p. 210 - Isaac Marable, dec ' d Guardian: L.W. William- 
son Wards: Martha L. Marable, Elisa J.M. Marable R: 24 Apr 1831 

152. RB 8, p. 212 - Margaret Doak, dec ' d Inventory: 22 Feb 1831 
A: Samuel P. Black 

153. RB 8, p. 212 - David Rankin, dec ' d Inventory R: 27 Apr 1831 
E: Ann Rankin 


154. RB 8, p. 213 - Squire Knox, dec ' d 1831 Guardian: John 
McKnight "minor heirs": Nancy D. Knox, George W. Knox, Tillitha 
M. E. Knox, Polly Knox 

155. RB 8, p. 213 - Guardian: Robert P. Shapard A: William D. 
Baird Ward: Sophia Harrison N: Mary Harrison 1831 

156. RB 8, p. 214 - Alexander Patterson, dec ' d A: Samuel Patterson 
Inventory R: 3 May 1831 

157. RB 8, p. 214 - James Endaly, dec ' d Inv/Sale: 6 Dec 1830 
A: R.L. Weakley, Thos. H. Read 

158. RB 8, p. 217 - John Warren, dec ' d R: 7 June 1831 
Guardian: Thomas Yardly Wards: Louisa Warren, Peterson Warren, 
Benj . Warren 

159. RB 8, p. 217 - Guardian: Stephen Linch R: 7 June 1831 
N: Jackson Carroll Brothers 

160. RB 8, p. 218 - Francis D. Price, dec ' d R: 7 June 1831 
A: Sophia M./W. Price 

161. RB 8, p. 218 - Guardian: Nathaniel Grier R: 7 June 1831 
Heirs: Nathaniel Pybas and Elizabeth Pybas 

162. RB 8, p. 218 - William Sled, dec ' d P: Feb 1831 
Guardian: Edmund Goodrich Minor Heirs: John Milton Sled, 
Elizabeth Sled 

163. RB 8, p. 218 - Simon W. Slack, dec ' d Guardian: John N. Nance 
Heirs: Martha W. Slack, Simon Wilson Slack, Gabrilla A. Slack 

8 Feb 1830 

164. RB 8, p. 220 - Levi West, dec ' d Inv/Sale: 26 Nov 1830 
A: John M. Dickson 

165. RB 8, p. 221 - David Baxter, dec'd Settlement R: 1831 
A: John Baxter 

166. RB 8, p. 221 - Thomas W. Woollard, dec'd Inv/Sale R: 4 June 
1831 A: John Jones 

167. RB 8, p. 224 - James J. Maxwell, dec'd E: Stephen Linch 
Settlement: 11 Dec 1830 

168. RB 8, p. 226 - John Nevel, dec'd Inv/Sale: 28 Nov 1830 
A: Walter Keeble 

169. RB 8, p. 228 - Syrus Sharpe, dec'd R: 22 June 1831 
Guardian: Burwell Perry Minor heir: Martha Sharpe 

170. RB 8, p. 228 - Nancy Woods, dec'd Inv: 21 Feb 1831 
A: Enoch Dickson 


171. RB 8, p. 229 - Guardian: Richard Vaughan R: 23 June 1831 
"heirs of Lewis (Bennett??) of Brunswick Co., VA" 

172. RB 8, p. 229 - John Thomas, dec ' d Guardian: Lewis G. Thomas 
1830 One of the minor heirs: Peter J. Thomas 

173. RB 8, p. 230 - Thomas Nash, dec ' d Inv/Negro sale: 27 Dec 

1830 A: T.C. Nash, William Vinson 

174. RB 8, p. 230 - James Sullivan, dec ' d Settlement: 28 Feb 1831 
A: James McKee 

175. RB 8, p. 231 - John Carter, dec'd Guardian: Abram Overall 

1831 "schooling of John Carter" 

176. RB 8, p. 231 - Guardian: William Vinson 1830/31 
Ward: Alfred S. Oglevie 

177. RB 8, p. 232 - Catharine Cotter, dec'd A: David M. Jarratt, 
Joseph McCracken Inv/Sale: 27 Nov 1830 

178. RB 8, p. 233 - Anderson M. Alexander, dec'd R: 28 June 1831 
Guardian: James McKnight "minor heirs" 

179. RB 8, p. 233 - Samuel C. Rucker, dec'd R: 28 June 1831 
Guardian: Lewis Garner in right of wife, L.W. Garner 

Minor heir: E. A. Rucker 

180. RB 8, p. 234 - Ann Butler, dec'd Settlement: 21 Feb 1831 
A: Thomas C. Hoskins 

181. RB 8, p. 235 - Levi Alexander, dec'd Widow: Elizabeth B. 
Alexander P: 24 Nov 1830 

182. RB 8, p. 235 - Jonathan Lawrence, dec'd Div. of Negroes: 
1 Mar 1830 3 children: Martha, Sarah, John 

183. RB 8, p. 236 - John Henderson, dec'd Inventory E: Sarah 
Henderson John Henderson was guardian and administrator of minor 
heirs of James Henderson: Matilda B. Henderson, Isabella L. 
Henderson, Martha L. Henderson, James L. Henderson 

184. RB 8, p. 239 - William Foster, dec'd Guardian: Allsea Harris 

185. RB 8, p. 239 - Archilus Jarratt DOW: 6 Dec 1831 P: Feb 1831 
Wife: Rhoda Jarratt daughters: Elizabeth, Polly Ann Jarratt 
"negro man, Isaac to be free" "all my lawful children" 

sons: Robert Jarratt, David M. Jarratt E: son, David 
W: Overton W. Crockett, Levi Maner 

186. RB 8, p. 241 - Guardian: Hiram Cox R: 10 July 1831 
Heirs: J. J. Cox, Jackson Cox, Samuel Cox, William Cox 


187. RB 8, p. 241 - John Stockard, dec ' d Inv/Sale: 1 Dec 1830 
E: William Martin, Jno. Dickson 

188. RB 8, p. 243 - James Nevil, dec ' d Widow's provision 
R: 12 July 1831 

189. RB 8, p. 243 - Joseph Morton, dec ' d Division of estate: 
29 Nov 1830 Heirs: James Morton, Joseph Morton 

190. RB 8, p. 245 - Patrick Sullivan, dec ' d Settlement: 1817-1831 
A: James McKee 

191. RB 8, p. 247 - John Clark, dec ' d Additional Inv: 21 Feb 1831 
A: James Clark 

192. RB 8, p. 247 - Orvell Thompson, dec ' d Add. Inv. R: July 1831 
A: Thomas Powell 

193. RB 8, p. 247 - Robert Freeman, dec ' d Inv/Sale R: Aug 1831 
A: Samuel Freeman "widow" 

194. RB 8, p. 250 - Joseph Smith, dec ' d R: 20 Aug 1831 Guardian: 
Albert G. Barlow Minor heirs: John Smith, Elizabeth Smith 

195. RB 8, p. 251 - Henry Wigger, dec ' d Guardian: Isaac J. Miller 
21 Feb 1831 Minor heir: Susan Wigger 

196. RB 8, p. 251 - Thos . Nash, dec ' d Guardian: Dennis Holden 
21 Feb 1831 minor heirs 

197. RB 8, p. 251 - Theophiles A. Sharpe, dec ' d A: L. Sharpe 
Inv/Sales: 28 Dec 1830 

198. RB 8, p. 254 - Obediah Garner, dec ' d Guardian: Thomas Garner 
1831 Heir: Brice M. Garner 

199. RB 8, p. 254 - Nathaniel Barksdale, dec ' d Inv. R: 24 Aug 
1831 E: William Barksdale 

200. RB 8, p. 255 - Jane McCombs, dec ' d A: James W. Stewart 
"boarding of 2 of the children" Settlement R: 24 Aug 1831 

201. RB 8, p. 256 - Years provision for Mrs. Lavinia L. Sharpe, 
widow of Theophiles A. Sharpe 28 Dec 1830 

202. RB 8, p. 257 - Guardian: George W. Mallard 1831 
Ward: Elizabeth Hill, late Elizabeth Foster 

203. RB 8, p. 257 - Elizabeth Kelton, dec ' d Division of Estate: 
Nov 1830 Heirs: Polly Sloane, heirs of Margaret Lacky, dec'd, 
Nancy Sloan, Elizabeth Wilson 

204. RB 8, p. 258 - Henry M. Hudson, dec'd R: 29 Aug 1831 
Guardian: William Parker 


205. RB 8, p. 259 - William Foster, dec ' d Settlement: Aug 1830 
E: George W. Mallard, James Foster "board & schooling of Guin 

206. RB 8, p. 261 - Thomas Beasley, dec ' d E: Robert Williams 1831 

207. RB 8, p. 261 - Rebecca Powell, dec ' d Settlement: Feb 1831 
E: Peyton Smith 

208. RB 8, p. 262 - J. H. McKeen, dec ' d Inv/Sales: 18 June 1831 
A: A. D. McKeen 

209. RB 8, p. 262 - Guardian: George W. Mallard 15 Aug 1831 
Ward: Elizabeth Foster, now Elizabeth Hill and her husband, 
William D. Hill 

210. RB 8, p. 263 - William M. Ridout ■ "minor heirs" 

Former Guardian: W.E. Powell "boarding - Sarah E. Ridout, Ann C. 

211. RB 8, p. 264 - Guardian: Jane Harris 15 Aug 1831 
Children: Samuel M. Harris, Archibald A. Harris, James R. Harris, 
John M. F. Harris, William R. Harris 

212. RB 8, p. 265 - Marg Warren, dec ' d Div. of Estate: 9 Aug 1831 
Heirs: Elizabeth Ransom, Susan Snell 

213. RB 8, p. 265 - Richard Deens, dec ' d Inv: 11 Aug 1831 
A: Benjamin Flowan 

214. RB 8, p. 266 - John Mclver, dec ' d Add. Inv.: 15 Aug 1831 
A: Daniel Graham 

215. RB 8, p. 269 - Guardian: James Blackwood Aug 1831 
Wards: Polly Atwood, orphan of Edwin Atwood 

216. RB 8, p. 269 - Settlement: A. Heard, dec'd 1831 

217. RB 8, p. 269 - Jacob Fleman, dec'd Sale of negroes: 1831 
A: Robert Huggins 

218. RB 8, p. 270 - Philip Johnson, dec'd A: G. M. Banton 
"in hands of Guardian for his wife, Micky Johnson" 15 Aug 1831 

219. RB 8, p. 270 - John Lee, dec'd Settlement: 18 Aug 1831 
A: William Parker 

220. RB 8, p. 271 - Robert Kelton, dec'd Settlement: May 1831 
A: William Kelton, Jr. 

221. RB 8, p. 272 - Gideon Thompson, dec'd Settlement: May 1831 
A: John L. Jetton, Edwin A. McCorkle 

222. RB 8, p. 273 - Nathan Ford, dec'd Settlement: Aug 1831 
A: Lewis Nolen 


223. RB 8, p. 274 - John Bowman, dec ' d Settlement: 30 May 1831 
E: Margaret Bowman, George Morris 

224. RB 8, p. 274 - John Smith, dec ' d Settlement: 15 Aug 1831 
A: Jno. McGrigor 

225. RB 8, p. 278 - G. R. Randolph, dec ' d Inv/Sale R: 12 Oct 1831 
A: James A. Walpole 

226. RB 8, p. 278 - Charles Statham, dec ' d Settlement: 12 Oct 1831 
E: Thomas Statham A: Thomas Smith 

227. RB 8, p. 279 - Orville Thompson, dec ' d Settlement: Feb 1831 
A: Thomas Powell 

228. RB 8, p. 283 - Guardian: Hugh Kirk Ward: Elizabeth Kir 
20 May 1831 

229. RB 8, p. 283 - Guardian: James G. Henderson 17 May 1831 
Former Guardian: Logan Henderson Wards: Elizabeth A. Henderson 
and William L. Henderson 

230. RB 8, p. 284 - Guardian: Jonathan Currin, James R. Burrus 
R: Oct 1831 

231. RB 8, p. 287 - Dr. William Yandell, dec ' d Settlement: Feb 
1831 E: John Yandell, Lunsford P. Yandell 

"Jno. Fletchers acct for sundry articles purchased at sales in 
right of his wife Elizabeth Fletcher" "William H. Yandell one 
of the distributees..." 

132. RB 8, p. 296 - John F. Osborne, dec ' d report: 1 Jan 1831 
Guardian: G. G. Osborne Wards: Amanda, Eliza Osborne "John F. 
Osborne. . .wanting to pay the debts of his father" 

133. RB 8, p. 297 - Guardian: David M. Jarratt Ward: David S. 
Manor Report: 1828-1831 

134. RB 8, p. 297 - Guardian: Samuel Wilson Ward: Cassandra 
Wilson, "deaf and dumb person" 

135. RB 8, p. 297 - Alfred Broiles, dec ' d Inv: 5 Mar 1831 
A: Mathias Broiles N: Polly Moore Widow: Susanna Broiles 

136. RB 8, p. 298 - Daniel Elam, dec'd E: Edward Elam Sale: 1829 

137. RB 8, p. 298 - Joshua Harrison, dec'd report: 18 May 1831 
Guardian: James Maney Minor heirs: Martha Harrison, Elenor 
Harrison W: William D. Baird 

138. RB 8, p. 300 - A. Johns, dec'd Guardian: P. D. Cowen 
A: Joseph B. Johns "...from William R. John's estate..." 
Wards: Catharine E. Johns, Susan F. Johns, Franklin A. Johns 
16 May 1831 


139. RB 8, p. 301 - years provision for Mrs. Eudaly and family 
R: 17 Oct 1831 

140. RB 8, p. 301 - Hugh S. Webb, dec ' d Inv/Sale: 19 May 1831 
"widow" A: Younger Wyatt 

141. RB 8, p. 302 - Sarah Bass, dec ' d Settlement: 15 Apr 1831 
A: Stith Richardson (also executor of Hartwell Bass, dec'd) 
"suit defending in the circuit court of this county James Bass 
against Stith Richardson, Executor of Hartwell Bass, dec'd" 

"and also a suit pending in the county court John Richards against 
Stith Richardson, administrator of Sarah Bass, dec'd" 

142. RB 8, p. 304 - Hartwell Bass, dec'd Settlement: 15 Apr 1831 
E: Stith Richardson "received of Jordan Bass, executor of James 
Bass, dec'd as distributive share of Hartwell bass" "received 
of S. H. Laughlin for undivided interest in dower land of H. Bass, 
dec'd's mother..." 

143. RB 8, p. 307 - Daniel Elam, dec'd Settlement: 16 May 1831 
E: Edward Elam 

144. RB 8, p. 308 - Joseph Dill, dec'd E: Dr. Isaac Dill 
Settlement: 7 May 1831 "minor heirs": Tho. Dill, Marvil Dill, 
Harritt Dill, Amanda Dill "cash pd to": Parson Dill, Obadiah 
Cole, Thomas Dill, Amanda Dill's guardian, Marvil Dill, Hannah 
Petty, Thomas Hutcheson, Newton Dill 

145. RB 8, p. 309 - Levi Anderson, dec'd Inv: 28 Nov 1830 
A: William Alford 

146. RB 8, p. 310 - Archalus Jarratt, dec'd Inv/Sale: 30 Dec 1830 
Buyers with Jarratt name: Wade Jarratt, David M. Jarratt, Rhoda 
Jarratt, Deverrix Jarratt, Benjamin Jarratt, Judith Jarratt, B. A. 
Jarratt, Polly Jarratt, John J. Jarratt, Judy Jarratt, David 
Jarratt "David M. Jarratt for the benefit of Robert Jarratt['s] 
children" E: David M. Jarratt 

147. RB 8, p. 316 - Nathan Ford, dec'd Guardian: Mathew Pinkston 
1830 A: Lewis Nolen 

148. RB 8, p. 317 - George W. Evans Settlement: 22 Feb 1831 
A: Creed T. Thompson 

149. RB 8, p. 317 - Jacob Tillman, dec'd Guardian: G.W. Banton 
1830 Heirs: Thomas Tilman, Robert Tilman 

150. RB 8, p. 318 - Margarett Miller, dec'd Inv/Sale: 5 Mar 1831 
A: James R. Miller Buyers with Miller name: Robert Miller, 
Isaac Miller, William Miller, Isaac L. Miller, Hardy Miller, 
Elizabeth Miller, Margarett Miller, Isaac Miller, Jr. 

151. RB 8, p. 320 - Mathew Burnett, dec'd Inv: 16 May 1831 
E: John C. Reeves and John Burton 


152. RB 8, p. 320 - John Johnston, dec ' d Settlement: 12 May 1831 
E: not named "a negro man left by said Johnston in his will to 
John Night's children" "4 legatees" "John Night's 3 elder 
children that he had by his first wife a daughter of said 
Johnston, dec'd" 

153. RB 8, p. 322 - John Thomas, dec'd Settlement: 16 Feb 1831 
E: Leonard H, Simiiis, Theophilas W. Thomas 

154. RB 8, p. 323 - "Alsa Harris my guardian... a full release... as 
my guardian. . .Aug. 15, 1831... Guy M. Foster" 

155. RB 8, p. 324 - C. Statham, dec'd Inv/Sale R: 24 Oct 1831 
Buyers with Statham name: Thomas Statham, William Statham, Love 
Statham, John Statham 

156. RB 8, p. 326 - James D. Patrick DOW: 14 Feb 1831 R: 24 Oct 
1831 Wife: Isabella Patrick s: Campbell, William, Russell 
"schooling the children Russell and Caroline" "when my beloved 
daughters marry..." E: Joseph Youree, Sen W: Nathan Lyon, 
William H. Youree 

157. RB 8, p. 327 - Pleasant H. Nelson DOW: 7 Jan 1831 

P: Aug 1831 Wife: Henrietta S. Nelson "tract of land lately 
purchased in partnership, by Brooking Burnett and myself from 
William Holton..." nephews: Thomas Pleasant Nelson, Pleasant 
Henry Nelson niece: Mary Crichlow nephews: Thomas Watkins and 
William Watkins heirs of my sister, Mary M. Watkins 
brothers: John Nelson, Samuel Nelson, Thomas Nelson 
sisters: Sarah Crichlow, Eliza A. Edwards E: Brooking Burnett 
W: James D. Howell, John Nelson 

158. RB 8, p. 328 - William McKnight, Senior DOW: 14 Dec 1830 
R: 25 Oct 1831 youngest son: Alexander my daughters: Sarah 
Jane, Mary, Elizabeth and Isabella "heirs at law of my son John" 
sons and E: William and Moses W: William McKnight, C.H. 
McKnight "we the heirs at law of William M. McKnight, deceased, 
do heartily approve of our Fathers will constituting his son, 
Alexander his heir to his land and other property and in testimony 
of our satisfaction, we subscribe our names and seals, Peter 
Moore, Zacheus Alexander, John Wetherspoon, Margaret McKnight, 
Joseph McKnight, William McKnight, Moses McKnight, R. G. Cummins 

159. RB 8, p. 329 - Nathaniel Barksdale DOW: 1 Dec 1827 
P: Nov 1830 Wife: Nancy Barksdale s: James, Nathaniel, 
William, Randolph d: Mildred, Nancy wife of Alexander Howard 
E and sons: Randolph and William W: Robert Elam, William 

160. RB 8, p. 331 - Samuel McMurry, dec'd Inv/Sale: 26 Sep 1827 
Buyers with McMurry name: Robert McMurry, William McMurry, Jane 
McMurry, Elizabeth McMurry, William H. McMurry A/E : Hugh Kirk, 
Samuel H. Hodge 


161. RB 8, p. 335 - John Johns, dec ' d Guardian: James Rucker 
1827-1831 Heirs: Stephen B. Johns, Clement Johns, Edmond Johns 

162. RB 8, p. 339 - Cornelius O. Flyn, dec ' d Inv: Jan 1826 
A: Henry D. Jamison 

163. RB 8, p. 347 - VJilson Yandell, dec ' d Inv: 5 Jan 1828 

E: Lonsford Pitts Yandell [a medical doctor - there are many 
pages of names of those with accounts] 

164. RB 8, p. 362 - Joseph Bowman, dec ' d Settlement: 13 Jan 1826 
E: Samuel Bowman, Alexander McNelly, David Robison 

165. RB 8, p. 367 - John Johns, dec ' d Guardian: James Rucker 
Jan term 1827 Minor heirs: Stephen R. Johns, Clement Johns, 
Edmund G. Johns 

166. RB 8, p. 370 - Guardian: Francis Hancock 29 Dec 1826 
Heirs: Caroline M. Hancock now Scales, Mary A. Edwards now 
Stockard, Sally B. Edwards now Elliott "Francis Hancock will be 
jointly indebted at the death of his mother Sarah Hancock..." 

167. RB 8, p. 371 - James Bass, dec ' d Settlement: 17 Oct 1828 
E: Benjamin J. Bass 

168. RB 8, p. 375 - James Martin, dec ' d Inv/Sale: Oct 1827 
E: John Martin 

169. RB 8, p. 380 - James Henderson, dec ' d 1 Jan 1821 through 
Aug 1826 Guardian: John Henderson Minor heir: James L. 
Henderson, Martha L. Henderson, Matilda B. Henderson, Isabella S. 

170. RB 8, p. 383 - Shelton Crosthwait, dec ' d Inv: Jan/Feb 1826 
A: Elizabeth Crosthwait 

171. RB 8, p. 389 - Joseph Morton, dec ' d Settlement: July 1826 
E: James Morton, Thoms S. Anthony [apparent] minor heirs: Eliza- 
beth Venible Morton, Martha Massa Morton, Cecilia Walnut Morton, 
James Morton, Joseph Morton 

172. RB 8, p. 396 - William Henderson, dec ' d Settlement: July 
1826 A & Guardian: Logan Henderson minor children and 
heirs: James G. Henderson, Violet L. Henderson, Malinda W. 
Henderson, John L. Henderson, Elizabeth A. Henderson, Margarett A. 
Henderson, William L. Henderson, Logan Henderson 

173. RB 8, p. 400 - Richard Deen, dec ' d DOW: 16 July 1832 

R: 21 Dec 1831 N: Benjamin Flowers, Cornelius Sanders, Abraham 
Eaten, Margarett Sanders, Demarnis Sanders, John M. Sanders, James 
H. Sanders, Blender Sanders, Blender J. Sanders W: Abel Jones, 
Demaris Sanders 


174. RB 8, p. 400 - Allen Rainey, dec ' d DOW: 24 June 1831 
P: Nov 1831 Wife: Hannah Rainey "of my father's estate" 
E: Thomas Harwell, Hannah Rainey W: E.G. Ferrell, James F. 
Ross, Richard Lewis 

175. RB 8, p. 401 - William Vandike, dec ' d DOW: 12 Sep 1831 
P: Nov 1831 Mother: Barbary Gregory "and her children that is 
now living with her" brothers & sisters: John Gregory, Catesey 
Gregory, Abraham Gregory, Sarah Gregory, Isaac Gregory, Alexander 
Gregory, Samuel Mooney E: Alsea Harris W: William Vinson, 
Joel M. Loyd 

176. RB 8, p. 402 - Mary Gillispie, dec ' d Sale: 21 Nov 1831 
A: Francis Gillispie 

177. RB 8, p. 403 - John Goodloe, dec ' d Additional Inv: [no 
date] A: M. H. Goodloe 

178. RB 8, p. 403 - Pleasant H. Nelson, dec ' d Inv: 21 Nov 1831 
A: Brooking Burnette 

179. RB 8, p. 403 - Guardian: John Clark Ward: Ransom P. Bowman 
21 Nov 1831 

180. RB 8, p. 403 - Mathius Grouse, dec ' d A: Spencer Grouse 
Inv: No date 

181. RB 8, p. 403 - William McKnight, dec ' d Inv: Feb 1831 
A: Moses McKnight 

182. RB 8, p. 404 - Nancy Wood, dec ' d Settlement: 22 Nov 1831 
A: Enoch Dickson 

183. RB 8, p. 404 - Settlement: 23 Nov 1831 A: Janette Butler, 
James M. King "Isaac Butler, dec ' d who was guardian of Jane K. 
Butler, now the wife of Morton O. Moore" 

184. RB 8, p. 405 - William J. Brady, dec ' d Inv/Sale: 1 Dec 1830 
A: Martin Clark Widow 

185. RB 8, p. 406 - Deborah Elliott, dec ' d Sale: 1 Jan 1831 
E: John Elliott Buyers with Elliott name: Eleanor Elliott, 
Catherine Elliott, John Elliott 

186. RB 8, p. 406 - John Clark, dec ' d A: James Clark 
Settlement: 5 Nov 1831 

187. RB 8, p. 407 - Samuel Wilson, dec ' d Widow: Ann Wilson 
Dower report: 14 Sep 1831 

188. RB 8, p. 407 - Jesse Brashear, dec ' d Division of Estate: 19 
Sep 1831 Legatees: Jesse Brashear, Mary Jones, Isaac W. 
Brashear, Nathan Brashear, Elizabeth Hughs 


189. RB 8, p. 411 - John W. Maxwell, dec ' d A: George D. Randle 
Settlement: 15 Dec 1830 Legatee: Mrs. Elizabeth Maxwell 

190. RB 8, p. 413 - Joshua Zachery, dec ' d v;idow's Provision: 
Elizabeth Zachery (17 Nov 1831) A: John Shelton, Elizabeth 

191. RB 8, p. 418 - George McCrackin, dec ' d Settlement: Nov 1828 
A: Armstrong McMurry 

192. RB 8, p. 419 - Anderson Searcy, dec ' d DOW: 17 Jan 1832 
P: Feb 1832 Wife: Lucy Searcy N: "Beverly Randolphs wifes 
children", "William W. Searcy, Junr children", "Robert Searcys 
children" E: Wife, Beverly Randolph, Leaman Hach 

W: Benjamin Marable, Fred E. Becton, Senr. 

193. RB 8, p. 420 - John Knight, dec ' d DOW: 21 Dec 1831 
P: Feb 1832 Wife: Sally Knight L: William P. King 

land. ..belonging heretofore to the heirs of Jacob Tilman, dec'd" 
wife's two children: William C. Knight, Evelina D. Knight 
L: Junior Perry, James Clements s: Washington J. Knight 
2 daughters: Eliza W. Knight, Cyntha C. Knight E: Samuel Booth, 
Henry Castleman W: Edmund [Clussion??] , Thos. Owens 

194. RB 8, p. 421 - Matthew Hunt, dec'd DOW: 2 Sep 1828 
P: Feb 1832 Wife and E: Nancy Hunt "younger children" 
children: Henry Hunt, Lucinda McEwen, William Hunt, Mary Grouse, 
John W, Hunt, Elizabeth Hunt, Berry [?] Hunt, Nancy Hunt, Derinda 
Hunt, Bennett Hunt W: Noah Dill, Seymore R. Powell, Lewis 
Nolen, John McKinley, John Thompson, Cader Dement 

i^^; P. h P" ^^-^ " ^^'""el Birthright, dec'd DOW: 21 Apr 1831 
P: Feb 1832 Wife & E: Mary Birthright 4 children [not of 
John°S.'"Black '''' ^^^^^^ ""' ^^^*^°"' Montgomery C. Birthright, 

196. RB 8, p. 424 - Allen Rainey, dec'd Inv/Sale R: Apr 1832 
E: Thomas Harwell ^ 

197. RB 8, p. 425 - Isaac M. Marable, dec'd Inv 1831 
Minor heirs: Martha J. Marable, Eliza J. Marable 

"0?;/^^^' ^' "^^y 7 '^°^" Thompson, dec'd Inv/Sale R: Apr 1832 
Daid Thompson, 1 large Bible" 

A^^wnfi^: r' p^^" "^^""^^ ^' ^^"J^i^' <3ec'd Inv/Sale: 16 Dec 1831 
A. William G. Rankin 

l°°wini!; r" M^° " '^''^^t^ Marable, dec'd Inv/Sale: 3 Jan 1832 
A. William G. Massey, John Mosby 

201 RB 8, p 431 - Thomas Beasley, dec'd Inv R: Apr 1832 
£. : Robert Williams 


202. RB 8, p. 431 - William Vandike, dec ' d Inv R: Apr 1832 
E: Alsa Harris 

203. RB 8, p. 432 - James Endale, dec ' d Add Inv R: Apr 1832 
A: Thomas H. Read 

204. RB 8, p. 432 - Matthias Grouse, dec ' d Inv/Sales: Feb 1832 
A: Spencer Grouse 

205. RB 8, p. 432 - Richard Dean, dec ' d Inv/Sale: Dec 1831 
E: Benjamin Flowers 

206. RB 8, p. 433 - John Johns, dec ' d Guardian: James Rucker 
Return: Jan 1832 Heirs: Stephen B. Johns, Clement Johns, Edmund 
G. Johns 

207. RB 8, p. 437 - Joshua Harrison, dec ' d Guardian: Robert P. 
Shapard Return: Feb. 1832 Heirs: William J. Harrison, Mary 

208. RB 8, p. 438 - Joseph Morton, dec ' d Guardian: Thos. S. 
Anthony R: May 1832 Minor heirs: Joseph L. Morton, Martha M. 
Morton, Cecilia W. Morton 

209. RB 8, p. 442 - Joshua Harrison, dec ' d Guardian: James Maney 
1831 Heir: Martha Harrison 

210. RB 8, p. 442 - John Woods, dec ' d Guardian: Robert Wood 
Feb 1832 Heirs: Martha J. Keith, wife of Lee Keith, John S. 
Wood, Sarah Wood, Judity Wood, Mary Wood, Virginia Wood, America 

211. RB 8, p. 443 - Joseph Smith, dec ' d Guardian: A.G. Barlow 
R: May 1832 Minor heirs: John Smith, Elizabeth Smith 

212. RB 8, p. 444 - Simon W. Slack, dec ' d Feb. 1832 
Guardian: John N. Nance Minor heirs: Simon W. Slack, Martha W. 
Slack, Granville A. Nance, A. E. Slack 

213. RB 8, p. 44 5 - Joshua Harrison, dec ' d Guardian: James Maney 
Feb. 1832 Heir: Ellen Harrison 

214. RB 8, p. 445 - Andrew M. Alexander, dec ' d Guardian: James 
McKnight May 1832 

215. RB 8, p. 446 - John Warren, dec ' d Guardian: Thomas Yardley 
Heirs: Luiza Warren, Peterson Warren, Benjamin Warren 

216. RB 8, p. 446 - Abner Dement, dec ' d 24 Sept 1830 

A: John Hoover, Spill C. Hoskins Guardian: Charles Dement 
Wards: John and David Dement 

217. RB 8, p. 447 - Henry M. Hudson, dec ' d Guardian: William 
Parker R: May 1832 Heirs: Lodwick Hudson, Henry Hudson, 
Francis Hudson 


218. RB 8, p. 447 - Guardian: William Smith Ward: James Morton 
22 Feb 1832 

219. RB 8, p. 448 - Guardian: Jacob Wright Ward: Amanda Dill 
Feb 1832 

220. RB 8, p. 448 - Guardian: William Vinson Ward: Alfred S 
Oglevie R: May 1832 

221. RB 8, p. 448 - Jacob Tilman, dec ' d Guardian: Glover W. 
Banton Feb 1832 Heirs: Thomas Tilman, Robert Tilman 

222. RB 8, p. 449 - William G. Harris, dec ' d R: May 1832 
Guardian: James Clark Minor heir: John L. Harris 

223. RB 8, p. 449 - Cyrus Sharp, dec ' d Guardian: Burrel Perry 

224. RB 8, p. 449 - William Sledd, dec ' d Guardian: Edmund 
Goodrich Feb 1832 Minor heirs: John M. Sledd, Elizabeth Sledd 

225. RB 8, p. 450 - Squire Knox, dec ' d 1831 Heirs: Nancy D 
Knox, George W. Knox, Tillitha M.E. Knox, Polly Knox 

^^^'loo-,^' ^' '*^° ~ Guardian: John S. Lowe Ward: Walter S. Lowe 
Feb 1832 

227. RB 8, p. 451 - James Tucker, dec ' d Guardian: John McKinley 
4 Jan 1832 Minor heirs: Sarah Tucker, Elizabeth Tucker 

228. RB 8, p. 451 - Guardian: Nathaniel Grier Wards: Nathaniel 
Pybas, Elizabeth Pybas 4 Feb 1832 

229. RB 8, p. 451 - John Carter, dec'd Guardian: Abram Overall 
io3 1 

230. RB 8, p. 451 - Guardian: Hiram Cox Minor Heirs: James Cox, 
Isham Cox, Jackson Cox, Samuel Cox, William Cox Feb 1832 

231. RB 8, p. 452 - Thomas A. Harris, dec'd Settlement: Feb 1832 
A: Henry Ridley, William P. Booker "widow" 

232. RB 8, p. 455 - John Goodloe, dec'd Settlement: 14 Feb 1832 
A: Morris N. Goodloe 

233. RB 8, p. 455 - Mary C. Collier, dec'd Settlement: 11 Feb 
tt \^ L Benjamin Fergason "...for money due from previous to 
the death of the dec'd to wit, for sum removing her and 10 negroes 
from the State of Virginia..." 

234. RB 8, p. 4 57 - Thomas J. Mabry, dec'd Guardian: William P. 
Booker Settlement: Nov 1831 "minor heirs" N: Mrs. Mabry 


235. RB 8, p. 458 - Isaac Butler, dec * d Settlement: 23 Nov 1831 
A: Jeanet Butler, James M. King 

236. RB 8, p. 460 - John Alexander, dec ' d Settlement: 6 Jan 1832 
A: Jacob Wright 

237. RB 8, p. 461 - Deborah Elliott, dec ' d A: John Elliott 
Settlement: Feb 1832 

238. RB 8, p. 462 - Ransom Hogwood, dec ' d Settlement: 11 Feb 1832 
A: Elizabeth Hogwood 

239. RB 8, p. 462 - Jonathan Laurance, dec ' d Settlement: 18 Feb 
1832 A: William H. Laurance 

240. RB 8, p. 463 - William Lytle, Senr., dec ' d Settlement: 
7 Jan 1832 E: Samuel P. Black, Samuel Anderson 

Legatees: William F. Lytle, Margaret Taylor, Julia M. Lytle, now 
Julia M. Nichol 

241. RB 8, p. 463 - Joseph Arbuckle, dec ' d Division of Negroes: 
24 Dec 1831 Legatees: "the three girls .. .Lucy , Polly and 
Paulina", Mary ARbuckle, William Keziah, Ralston and Rush H. 

242. RB 8, p. 464 - Guardian: Lewis G. Thomas Ward: P.J. Thomas 
Report: 2 5 Nov 1831 

243. RB 8, p. 464 - Travis Marable, dec ' d Settlement 

"house of Martha Keeble, late Martha M. Marable, widow" "children 
of deceased" 

244. RB 8, p. 465 - John Smith, dec ' d Guardian: James Sandford 
Minor Heir: Mary S. Smith Settlement: 3 Feb 1832 

245. RB 8, p. 465 - Eden Donnell, dec ' d R: 5 May 1832 
A: James A. Black 

246. RB 8, p. 467 - Sarah Hutchinson, dec ' d DOW: 20 Feb 1830 
P: May 1832 s: William Hutchinson, Thomas Hutchinson, James 
Hutchinson d: Luciller Floyd [to get] "negro woman named 
Milley. . .said Milly was born 22nd of May 1802" d: Jane Williford, 
Mary Gett "my six children" E: Robert Overall, Richard Floyd, 
son, Thomas Hutchinson W: Jordan Williford, VJillis Williford, 
Robert Williford 

247. RB 8, p. 468 - Samuel Armstrong, dec ' d DOW: 7 Nov 1831 
P: May 1831 [1832?] R: 8 Aug 1832 Wife: Polly Minverva 
Armstrong father in law: William Doran brothers & sisters: 
Zenes Armstrong, Margaret Bibb, wife of David Bibb, Knox Armstrong 
"interest I have to a tract of land belonging to heirs of my 
father: Samuel Armstrong, dec ' d said land lying and being in North 
Carolina, Rowan County" E: William McKnight, Even McKnight 

W: James McKnight, A. Doran, Samuel D. Wanner 


248. RB 8, p. 470 - William Adams, Senr., dec ' d DOW: 1827 

P: May 1832 Wife: Susannah Adams d: Eliza Johnson, wife of 
Henry Johnson "now she is dead to her 4 children namely, Isaac 
Johnson, William Johnson, Tilman Johnson, Tenir Johnson" 

my other children" s: Edward Adams, Buckner Adams E: sons, 
William Adams, Edward Adams W: A. Weatherly, James M. Weatherly 

249. RB 8, p. 471 - Joseph Arbuckle, dec ' d Return: 23 May 1832 
Guardian: James S. Jetton Wards: Mary Arbuckle, Paulina 
Arbuckle, Rush .H . Arbuckle N: Lucy Arbuckle 

250. RB 8, p. 471 - John Arnold, dec ' d R: Aug 1832 
Guaridan: I4rs . Card Windrow Minor heir: John K.N. Arnold 

251. RB 8, p. 472 - Guardian: Lewis Garner in right of his wife 
R: Aug 1832 Ward: Elizabeth A. Rucker 

5^^'iQ^o®' P' ^"^^ " Guardian: John Clark Ward: Ransom P. Bowman 
May 1 o 3 2 

253. RB 8, p. 473 - Guardian: Thomas Garner Ward: B M Garner 
21 May 1832 

254. RB 8, p. 474 - Guardian: David M. Jarratt A: Jacob Wright 
Wards: Harvy Lumney, Cinthy Lumney, Candy Lumny, John Lumny, 
Lafayette Lumny "illegitimate children of John Alexander, 
dec'd" ' 

5^^'->ooo^' ^' ^''^ ~ Guardian: Hugh Kirk Ward: Elizabeth Kirk 
May 1 o 3 2 

256. RB 8, p. 475 - Guardian: Stephen Linch- R: Auq 1832 
heir: M. E. Maxwell ^ 

257. RB 8, p. 475 - Thomas Nash, deceased 21 May 1832 
Guardian of minor heirs: Dennis Holden 

258. RB 8, p. 476 - Sterling Ivie, deceased E: John H. Ivie 
Settlement: 11 May 1832 "widow and children" 

259 RB 8, p. 477 - James Endaley, deceased Settlement 
A: Robert L. Weakley /Weatherly ; Thomas H. Read 11 May 1832 

2i°Aav^lR^/' ^^" ^°^^P^ Arbuckle, deceased Settlement 
^1 May 1832 A: James S. Jetton, William D. Baird "legatees 
furnitu""^ °"„their mother all the household and kitchen 

261 RB 8, p. 479 - Joseph Dill, deceased E: Dr. Isaac Dill 
Settlement: 12 May 1832 "land sold in South Carolina" 

?«?; ^^ ^ ?• t^^.~ '^°^" Davis, deceased Settlement R: 13 Aug 
1832 A: A. Taylor, Elizabeth Davis 


263. RB 8, p. 482 - James H. Blakely, deceased Settlement 
18 May 1832 A: Isaac Miller 

264. RB 8, p. 483 - Guardian: Stephen Linch 15 Feb 1832 
Heir: Jackson C. Brothers 

265. RB 8, p. 484 - Joseph Smith, deceased Settlement: 19 Apr 
1832 Guardian: Albert G. Barlow Heir: John Smith, Richard R. 
Raney, "the husband of Elizabeth [Smith]" 

266. RB 8, p. 4B4 - John Knight, deceased 16 Mar 1832 
widow's allotment 

267. RB 8, p. 484 - William Thomas, deceased Inventory /Sales 
Buyers with last name Thomas: Frances Thomas, William Thomas 
R: 13 Aug 1832 

268. RB 8, p. 486 - Anderson Searcy, deceased Inventory /Sale : 9 
Mar 1832 E: B. Randolph N: Mrs. Lucy Searcy 

269. RB 8, p. 489 - William Vaughan, deceased Settlement: 28 Dec 

1831 "divide and set apart negroes belonging to heirs" 
Widow: Patsy/Martha Vaughan Heirs: William A. Vaughan, Martha 
Vaughan, James R. Vaughan, Elizabeth H. Vaughan A: Martha 
Vaughan, Joseph B. Johns N: John B. Johns, executor of Abner 

270. RB 8, p. 492 - Jane Elam, deceased Inventory: 21 May 1832 
A: William Elam 

271. RB 8, p. 492 - Jacob Fox, deceased Inventory: 1831 
A: Matthias Fox 

272. RB 8, p. 492 - Matthias Hunt, deceased Inventory /Sale : 10 
Mar 1832 

273. RB 8, p. 493 - John Knight, deceased Inventory /Sale : 16 Mar 

1832 buyers with last name Knight: Sally Knight, Washington I. 
Knight E: Samuel Boothe 

274. RB 8, p. 495 - William Locke, deceased Inventory /Sale 
A: Samuel B. Lock R: Aug 1832 

275. RB 8, p. 497 - Samuel Bellah, deceased Sale: 9 mar 1832 
A: John G. Bellah N: Elizabeth Bellah; John Bellah 

276. RB 8, p. 499 - Casandra Wilson, a deaf and dumb person 1832 
Guardian: Samuel Wilson 

277. RB 8, p. 499 - Edward Atwood, deceased R: 12 Nov 1832 
Guardian: James Blackwood Orphan: Polly Atwood 


278. RB 8, p. 499 - Will of David Burlason DOW: 28 Feb 1828 
P: Aug 1832 VSTife: Ursula Burlason s: John Burlason, 
[Moses ?] Burlason, David Burlason, William Burlason, Hill K. 
Burlason, Isaac Burlason d: Sarah Rolling, Mary Brooks, Nelly 
Rolling, Margaret Pope, Ursula Self W: Benjamin Marable, 
Fred. E. Becton 

279. RB 8, p. 500 - Will of Thomas Hall DOW: 28 Apr 1830 
P: Aug 1832 Wife: Jane Hall "divided among the children 
equally" N: James D. Norman s: John C. Hall, Edward I. Hall 
d: [Arthersa ?} Hall, Mary M. Hall, Elizabeth I. Hall 

E: Henry Norman, Burrell P. Johnson W: Edward Johnson, Matthias 
W. Hoover 

280. RB 8, p. 501 - William P. Miller, nuncupative will [An oral 
will declared or dictated by the testator in his last sickness 
before a sufficient number of witnesses, and afterwards reduced to 
writing. A will made by the verbal declaration of the testator, 
and usually dependent merely on oral testimony for proof.] 

1 June 1832 Father: Isaac Miller W: Thomas Richardson, 
William B. Claitor 

281 RB 8, p. 502 - Will of Elizabeth Sugg, wife of John H. Sugg 
DOw': 22 Sep 1831 P: Aug 1832 2 sisters: Patsy Page, wife of 
Edmond Page; Jemima Strong, wife of John Strong E: Stephen 
Linch W: Fred. E. Becton, Jr.; George Aler N: John H. 
Sugg and his 3 sons, William Sugg, Timothy Sugg, Herbert Sugg; 
Peter Arnold 

Alfred :i.lackinan 

"x^sq." /vLfred jlacianan (1790-1^72) was born in Clinton, 
i.orth Carolina and came to liutharford Count;,' with his parents, 
James 31. ckman and jilizabeth Gates, in the 3prin[^ of liiOO. 

The blackraans had lived in and around Clinton, li ,C . for 
at least four generations a nd ware closely associated with 
the Kin(^ and Jiieil fauiilies there. Ann Snell.tha dau_Mter of 
ROf^er and Ann 3nell,was married to a Kinij and they had children. 
Later, '..idow L'-nell married Stephen .ilackman, the father uf 
Ja>'ies Blackman and the grandfather of Alfred 'ilacinnan, therefore 
the Kin[^ and lUackman children by Ann ::,ne ll-Aint:-->lackman were 
half brothers and sisters, Ann an i :')tephen nau two sons, John 
and Bennett ulaclaaan who to Davidson around 130J an(i later 
were c/tensive iandholJers in Davids jn,v;illia'riS .m and uaury 
couaties. The ilackman-'i'r liable liouso,now ^trjndin^ and ouilt by 
Bennett .iluckman, is said to be the oldest hour e in ilai.u'y County. 
Their :ji'other, James a. id son^ settled on a 7'., odd acre tract in 
the area later to be known as Blackiaan Community. The '.injs 
and Blackmans (half brutbers ) and their kin, the Snells all 
came iiito Kuti.erford County in the early 1-iJJs and were the pioneer 
settlers in ohe western part of this co'onty. Most of the land 
upon which tee^-a peoale settled was called tii. .^rinstron^ Brant 
of 7,^JJ acres, .-rtiistrong never came here but some of iiis cniidren 


Alfred Blackman, ^ly Great-Jreat .;ra.,dratlie.r , was just 

eighteen years of age when he arrived in oui beautiful county 

one hundred and seventy six years a^^o. About I8II lie was 

married to ^jiizabeth Crawford, the daaji,ter of Lazarus Crawford 

of Rutlierford, County , They became the parents of the following 


I. ifaiford Crawford iilackman -rb-Ann Aebecca didout -I053. 
I this writer's ^reat grand perents ) 

II. Hillary Oat^s Blackman 

III. Temperance l''annin^ Blackman 

IV.iarah Jane M i-lcLane 

V . Lazarus Blackman I'l liatson 

(ancestors of the Bateys, Lassiters, Huddlestons of 
this county . ) 

VI. James Blackman, 

Vll.V.'illiam Blucki'ian. 

Vlll.Ollen Bluckrnan. 

( Jreat-Grandfather of the Actress, Loretta Youti^) 

VI V. Benjamin BlacKman. 

A . Julia Ann blackman I'i Hezakiah Kov;se 

( parents of Miliary li. liowge, mayor of Nashville ,Tenn, 
for about yj years-cir . 1910-iyU^. ) 

Blackman Cominunity was named foi' Alfred, not his father who 
settled here. Alfred (iunown as"i:isquir6"becauso he was a magistrate 
in his district for a long time) became the honoree due to the 
fact that he lived a long life and was prominent in the affairs 
of his community. 

The old family home,lon,,_; destroyed, was located on Vaughn 
Road, about one mile south east of the crosn roads and one hundred 
yards south of the cemetery which still stands. 


.i.lfredjhis sons and the slaves^ t^row an enorrnua amount of 
cotton on the large plantation when "cotton was king" in 
itutherford, County, He owned the blacksmith shop that stood in 
the south east quadrant of the cross road and it was operated 
by one of his slaves. The iron jjate now at the cemetery was 
handcrafted by the slave blacksmith. The shop was a very important 
facility because all farm equipment was repaired there and even 
some thin^-s built at the shop. Custom work was performed for the 
public. iJxaraple of charges to the public: "i'oinuing a plow" S^- 
cents. (this writer has many papers wuich represent the life 
and times of the family), 

Alfred, his wife, his mother, and and most of the children are 
buried in the old cemetery mentioned above. The story of the 
cemetery, as told to me by Uncle Horace liluckmun, was as follows. 
After selecting a high place in the field one hundred yards back 
of the house that drained in all directions, he hired a contractor 
at a cost of $J0 dollars to build a rock wall to enclose an 
eternal resting place for the family, liocks were hand hewn and 
pulled to the location by oxen. Those square cut stones art 
from two to sixteen feet long and one foot thick. The wall measures 
fifty feet on foui side^ and is foui- feet high. 

All the tall spire shaped grave markers , pointing to last resting 
places, have fallen to the ravages of time and neglect. 

The graveyard is involved in the story of the" lost gold". 
During the Civil War, Alfred and Elizabeth had a consideraole 
amount of gold in coin aind being fearful that it might bo confiscated 
by the Yankees, looked for some • f-rife place to hide tne 


money. They first considered hidini^ the gold in the graveyard 
but, being fearful that it inijht be found, they finally decided to 
hide their money among a large amoiAnt of sweet potatoes stored 
in the basement of one of the slave cabins nearby, v^hen Alfred 
went into the base.iient the slave family living there became 
suspicious. During the night the slaves found the gold, loaded 
their belongings onto a mule cart and left. As luck would have 
it, he lost the gold, his slaves, and a mule. 

Alfred was over seventy years old at tue beginning of the 
Civil War so, in this brief account of his life and times, we will 
not attempt to tell of the ravages inflicted upon this farnily and 
others in the area.-"- Blackman, being a very fertile country, 
was foraged upon severly by the Yankees. Destruction was complete, 
neighbors who suffered like fates were the Bateys ,Bee3lo -'s ,his 
son,H.C. who had married Ann Hidout and owned a farm, and many 

About 1811, soon after Alfred and ijJlizabeth Crawford were 

married. Rev. Stone from Kentucky came into the community to 

preach and, because of his influence , the young cuuple wei-e 

converted to the Church of Christ and remained strong advocates 

for the rest of their long lives. 

-"- I have the King Papers, a story by Wm.H.King who was II). years 
of age who tells the story of the horrors inflicted upon a 
family of neighbors to the Black;(ians . 


Alfred and his wife had a leadin^ roll in ostablishintj 
the first Ghurcn of Christ in Rutherford county, i'^ormed in 
1812, the group met on the banks of uverall creek in the 
Blackman area. Eventually this coui^rb^^ation became a part of 
the iiiast Main Uoiitjrogation in iiurf rees boro,Tenn , Alfred was 
a trustee and elder in l8bJ when the new church was built on 
ii^ast Main Street, Carol iioberts, (u'^^i--' Pub. I'Jo.22j states 
Alfred Blackman paid most of tho cost of the lot upon which 
the present i^ast Main Street (Jhurch of Christ now stands. 
During his tenure as eider, he was personally acciuainted with 
many prominent persons who attended ±^ix3t riain before, durin^:, 
and after the Civil V/ar. 

Alfred Blackman died in 1372 at the ago of 02. His will 
provides, in part, that two a;;ed loinisters of his faith be 
hired and paid two hundred dollars tj preach his and his family's 
f ur:ieralS and that they preach for two days. 

The villu;:;e of Blackman contained, in addition to the 
blacksmitij shop, a storu,post of f ice, anothci' blacksmith shop; 
by Dr. Hanson's house/ and two doctors offices, ivll that remains 
of this once bustling villar^e is a small stoe^at the crosr. roads. 

117 ! 




Novombor 25, 1B7O, I, Alfred Bluckman of the State of Tonneasoe, 

Ruthorford County, aa I havo given uli my proporty and monoy to my j 

l-'amlly up to thly proaont date to i.iy uutisfaotion, I appoint my j 

Sua Hillory 0. Blackwan and William B. Lillai-d to divide the bal- I 

aiicu of my uiOiioy that I may leave at my uuatli amongat my hoira eq- I 

ually that I \/ill xiame beloa, after paying my burial oiiponaoa and I 

ruaei'ving two hundi'ed dollai'3 to pay two good proachora to preach I 

my funeral, uy wlfoa, my iviothora, and children v/hich are all bur- 1 

ied m my graveyard together. Thoje I wish to preach Owo days for ' 

U3 a I am aatiafied frun experiencej that I have had for fifty years 

that we ai'e on th>3 true foundation of the Apoatlea and i-'rophota j 

Je3U3 CnrlJt being the chief corner Stcnu« Thoae preachers I wlah 
to b3 out oi' my o\iTi doiiuininaticn and u/jed uxporiencad mono I pro- 
ceed no»/ to uaoie my hoira^ flrjt iioiri O il on M, Blackmanj, t\io gi^and- 
children by the name of Jenny and Robert Royal, Second holri^Raforcl 
C«' Blackmanj, third heir3l ai:aru j Blaokiuan^ thre<! children by the i 

name of Alfx'ed, Elizabeth, and l.artha, fourth holry.H ilier y 0« j 

Blaclcnian, flfbh he ir.-4 James A, Biackinan, daughter named oamea, sixt 
hulr^. Julia House, seventh hoir-Tl^lla Lillurd, eighth lioir^Sarah 
Jane IJcClanos, foui* chlldi'ea by the nauio of Alfred, Charloa, Julia ' 
and Sally, ninth heir gi|-ary Harding, tenth helri^'f OLiperonc o t- axmings ,,' 
Son by the name of William h, mannings, hiLs money to be received 
when he is twenty- one years of ago and if ho should die before that 
time then all the money that I have given him must return to the 1 

balance of my heirs that is named above. Last 1 give myself to 


God in whom my hopes of Heaven depends* 


/s/ Alfred Blackman ' 

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Amiens Cathedral 46 
Arches 45 

Armstrong, Grant 112 

Barclay, Mrs. James 9, 11 
Batey,Emmett 73, 77 

Batey, Ready 
Bell Brothers & Co 
Bell, Mrs. Cliff 
Bell, W.R. Jr. 
Bill of Sale 
Black, Frances Love 
Black, Eugene 
Blackman, Alfred 112- 

Blackman , Benjamin 
Blackman , Bennett 
Blackman Cemetery 
Blackman Community 

113, 115. 
Blackman, Hilary 0. 











Blackman, James 
Blackman, John 
Blackman, Julia A. 

Blackman, Ollen II3, 
Blackman , R . C . II3, 

Blackman, Stephen 112 
Blackman, Temperance F. 

Blacksmith Shop 
Blackman-Trimble House 

Blackman, William II3 
Boblitt, H.C. 5 

Boswell, Ira M. 10 
Burgess, Mrs. O.A. 87 
Brackin, Thomas 77 
Brush Rim Church 83 
Burns, Marshall 83 









Campbell, Alexander 4,7, 
Carnegie, Andrew 8, 
Christian Church 
Christian Endeavor 
Christian Evangelist 
Christian Standard 
Christian Woman's Board 

of Missions 
Christian Youth Fellowship 

Church of Christ 4,8, II5 

Church of Christ (Central) 10 
Combs, Mr. n 

Cook, Mrs. Aubrey I5 
Crawford, Elizabeth II3 

114, 124 
Crawford, Lazarus ' II3 

Derthick,H.J. 4 

Dome 44, S2. 

Elliott, E.W. 83 

Engineering Report 54 

Fellowship Hall 1 

Flat Rock 29 

Frame Damage ^^, 60 

Franklin, Willie 27,28,29, 32 

Garfield, Col. James 7 

Giltner,Mary Brian I7 

Gott, Dr. J.R. 77 

Gray, A. Preston 83 



Hagia Sofia 38, 
Hardy, Dr. 
Harrison, R.H. 
Haynes, George 
Haynes, Mae 
Herrod,Mr . 
Hirshbruner ,Sam 
Holmes, Mimmie 
Hooper , Dr . Earnest 
Howse, Hezakiah 
Howse, Hillary 


McCarty, Gladys 



McLane, Sarah Jane 



"Mayors Dream" 



Members (Charter) 



Miller, Clarice 

6, 20, 


27, 73, 



Miller, Albert 




Moss, R.ti. lu, 



Myers, Bernard 






Noel, Hattie W. 



Norton, Dr. Herrr 



Ionic Columns 50 

Items Sold at Auction 131 

Gates, Elizabeth 



Jameson, Maria 
Jetton, James R, 
Jones, Abner 
Jones, Dr. E.H. 2Z, 
Jones, Miss Hattie 
Jones, Mrs. Frances P. 

Jones, Mrs. W.R. 16, 






Pearre, Neville 



Peters, Randall 



Poff, Abbie 




Poff, Elizabeth 


Poff, J.F. 




Poff, Julia 



Poff, Kelly 21, 

27, 28, 

29, 30, 31, 33 

, 34, 35 


Poff, Myrtle 




Kerr,B.B. 10,11, 
Kerr, Elizabeth, 1?, 

19, 20, 73, 74 

Kerr, Harry H. 22 

Kerr, Mrs. H.H. 21, 74 
Kerr, Kathrin 20,21,74,77 

King, Jeanette 20 

King, W.H. 115 
Kings Builders 15,16, 

17. 19 

Kious, David 53 

Ragland, C.B. 10,11, 22 

Ragland, Mary Lawrence 20 

Ragland, Margaret 20 

Richardson, Ida 19, 20 

Riggs, Kathrin Kerr 6, 14, 

16, 19, 83, 86 

Roberts, Carol 116 

Rogers, Hester 38 

Rowlette, Buleah 78 

Love, Clifford 12,22, 77 
Love, Katherine 77 
Love, Miss Frances 13, 14 

Saint Sophia 38, 48 

Scott, J. A. 77 

Scott, Walter 7 

"Shape of Adam's Rib" 78 

Shearron, John 27 


Silver Anniversary 79, 80, 

81,82, 83 

Sippel, H.M. 83 

Smith, Everette 10,12, 73, 83 

Smith, P/lrs. Everette, 77 

Smith, John 7 

Snell, Ann 112 

Snell, Roger 121 

Snively, George ^ 

State Convention 9 

Stone, Barton 6, 13, 83 

Tennessee Christian Missionary 

Convention 8 

Tennessee Christian Missionairy 

Society 8 

Tennessee Convention of Christian 

Churches 14 

Tatum, E.H. 10, 11, 22, 73 


Vaughn Road 

Watson, Lazarus B. 




Westbrooks, Hollis 


White, Frankie 


Will of Alfred Blackman 


Williams, J.R. 


Wilson, Floyd 


Woodfin, Bubba 



Woodfin, John Jr. 



Woodfin, John T. 



Woodfin, Virginia 6, 

, 16, 





Dr. 6, Mrs. Carl Adams 
2010 Windsor Drive 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Miss Bessie Baskette 
320 S. Wingate Ave. 
Nashville, TN 37211 


Mr.& Mrs. J. R. Bradshaw 
917 E. Northfield 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. H. F. Adams 
1126 Rose Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TN 


Mr. Bob Baskin 
Rt. # 1, Box 461 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mrs. Margaret Bradley 
107-A Division St. 
SiTiyma, Tti 37167 

Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Adkerson 
Route 11, Ccnpton Road 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Thonas Bass 
4721 Cynthia Lane 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Annie Bragg 
1530 Minerva Blvd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Allen 
1610 N. Highland Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Margaret J. Batey 
3401 Granny White 
Nashville, TO 37204 

Mr. Earl Brady 
2706 Venture Circle 
Denison, TX 75020 

Mrs. Donald Anderson 
435 N. Spring St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. Tom Batey 
P.O. Box 578 
Murfreesboro, TO 


Mr. John Bragg 

127 Northfield Blvd., E. 

Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. H. F. Amette, Jr. 
1024 East Main St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Jean S. Beard 
P.O. Box 160 
Tomahawk, Wis. 54487 

Mrs. Margaret Brandon 
335 Forrest St. 
Lewisburg, TO 37091 

Mrs. Pauline Arnold 
5506 OaJoTont Circle 
Nashville, TO 37209 

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Bell 
111 Benefield 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Dr. & Mrs. C. M. Brandon 
Route # 1 
Christiana, TO 37037 

Mrs. Jackie Barnes 
1202 Roosevelt Road 
Taylorville, 111. 62568 

Mr. J. D. Bennett 
Rt. 8, Lascassas Pike 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Brannon 
RDute #2, Box 398 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Barnes 

5 Sandlily Court 

The Woodlands, TX 77380 

Mrs. Adeline Behm 
823 Kirkwood Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Louise Brendle 
1207 Sulphur Springs Rd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. E. M. Barto 
2910 Garth Road 
Huntsville, AL 35801 

Mrs. Alice Berka 
448 Silverbrook Dr. 
Danville, KY 40422 

Mrs. Doris Bennett 
17 Millstone Road 
Richmond, VA 23228 

Mr. James P. Barrett 
917 Gettysburg Place 
Bedford, TX 76022 

Murfreesboro, TO 

& Mrs. Doyle Boyd, Jr. 

Box 2368 


Mrs. John Bridgewater 

304 South Irvin St. 
Manchester, TO 37355 

Di . t, Mrs. Fred Brigance 
1202 Scotland Drive 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Central Middle School 
East >tiin St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 


Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow Coleman 
1206 Belle Meado Blvd 
Nashville, TO 37205 

Mrs. F. E. Britton 
133 KingwDod Drive 
Chattanooga, TO 37412 

Mr. Steve Gates 
Forest Oaks G-106 
1002 E. Northfiled 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Marjorie Collier 
RDUte 5, Box 452 
TullahOTB, TO 37388 

Mrs. J. w. Brown 
126 Sequoia Drive 
Springfield, TO 37172 

Col. Charles R. Cawthon 
1311 Delaware Ave., S.W. 
^^3ts. S-245 
Washington, D. C. 20024 

Mr. Dan A. Covington 
6700 Holt Rd. 
Nashville, TO 37211 

Mr. Stephen Brown 
P.O. Box 452 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mr. Almond Chaney 
Sanford Drive 
LaVergne, TO 37086 

Col. James S, CDrbitt 
118 Gardner 
Martin, TO 38237 

Mrs. Jane G. Buchanan 
114 Berwick Drive 
Oak Ridge, TO 37830 

Mrs. George Chaney 
P.O. Box 114 
LaVergne, TO 37086 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Comer 
Route #1, Box 819 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Edna M. Buckley 
8647 East Dulciana 
Mesa, Arizona 85208 

Ms. Catherine Clark 
105 Second Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Dr. Robert Corlew 
Rt. # 10, Manson Pike 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Burkitt 
13240 Old Hickory Blvd. 
Antioch, TO 37013 

Mr. Geroge D. Clark 
4400 Basswood Lane 
Bellaire, TX 77401 

Mrs. Henry A. COx 
4853 Cimneron Way 
Antioch, TO 37013 

Mr. J. T. Bumette 
P.O. Box 2 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mrs. James K, Clayton 
525 E. College St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. A. W. Cranker 
305 lyne Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cantrell 
607 Staley St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. H. G. Cole, Jr. 
Smyrna Drug Co. 
Shyma, TO 37167 

Mrs. H. R. Crockett 
218 Cantrell Ave. 
Nashville, TO 37205 

Mrs. C. Alan Carl 

111 Bosley Springs R3. 

Apt. # 510 

Nashville, TO 37205 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cole, Jr. 
1209 Myers Drive 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Ken Crownover 
609 4th St. 
Gadsden, AL 35901 

Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Gates 
Route 5, Box 521 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Grady Cole 
c/o Smyrna Drug Co. 
P.O. Box 41 
Smyrna, TO 37167-0041 

Ms . .^SUnstia Cunningham 
305 N, Chancery St. 
McMinnville, TO 37110 

Dallas Public Library 
1515 Young Rd. 
Dallas, TX 75201 

Mr. Bill E>unaway 
6800 Garth Road 
Hontsville, AL 35802 

Ms. Barbara Fox 130 
RDute # 2, Box 176 
Christiana, TN 37037 

Mrs. Susan G. Daniel 

Rt. #1, Box 118-B, Link Pd. 

Christiana, TN 37037 

Ms. Maxine Dunaway 
4545 South Harvard Ave. 
Springfield, MD 65804 

Mrs. E. C. Fite, Jr. 
1408 East Main St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. J. David Daniel 

7444 Boyce Dr. 

Baton Rouge, LA 70809 

Mr. & Mrs. Webber Earthinan 
911 Whitehall Rd. 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mrs. Lena Fuson 

8430 Woolfit 

Mt. Morris, MI 48458 

DAR Library 

Fran Stones River Chapter 
1776 D Street, N.W. 
Washington, D. C. 200 06 

Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Eaton 
1010 Meadowbrook Rd. 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. Jerry F. Gaither 
1809 Richland Place 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Daily News Journal 
224 N. Walnut 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Enss 
207 Valley Lake Dr. 
Rt. 1, Jefferson Pike 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mrs. Gloria Gentry 
Rt. # 3, Box 69 
Tarrytcwn Estates 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Ms. Frances E. Denny 
511 Hazelwood Drive 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mr. & Mrs. Glen Eubanks 
Rt. # 4, Central Valley Rd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Gentry 
313 Chamberlain Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Ms. Katherine J. Derbak 

Box 560 

Royal ton. 111. 62983 

Mrs. Moulton Farrar, Jr. 
502 Park Center Drive 
Nashville, TO 37205 

Miss Ruth Gillespie 
4115 Outer Drive 
Nashville, TO 37204 

Mrs. Ann H. Dill 
318 North Church St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. B. Wayne Ferguson 
2321 Colonial Ave. 
Waco, TX 76707 

Mr. Van Gilmore 

6392 Chickering Circle 

Nashville, TO 37215 

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Dickens 
222 Greengate Court 
Charlotte, N. C. 28211 

Lt. Col. W. E. Fitzpatrick 

210 Britton Way 

Mather AFB, Calif. 95655 

Mrs. Cathy Goode 
109 Belfield Court 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mrs. John H. Dixon 
1206 Maymont Drive 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Emily D. Florida 

1002 Northfiled Blvd. B-103 

Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Dr. Charles Goodman, Jr. 
300 East Main 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. M. G. Drake 
2407 Coontree Court 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Miss Myrtle Ruth Foutch 
619 North Spring St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Carl E. Goodwin 
906 West Clark 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Dr. Thorras G. Gordon, Sr. 
14105 Cypress Run 
Tanpa, Fla. 33624 

Mr. & Mrs. John R. 
16018 Diana Lane 
Houston, TX 77062 


Mr. Bruce Higdon 
Rt. # 11, Box 315-D 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 


Mr. B. B. Gracy, III 

717 North Tennessee Blvd. 

Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Miss Mary Hall 

821 East Burton St. 

Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. James M. Hobbs 

233 South 600 East 

St. George, Utah 84770 

Mr. & Mrs. David Graham 
Rt. # 1, Box 218-C 
Colonial Estates 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Hall, Jr. 

Route 6 

Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. Baxter Hobgood 
214 Tyne Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. ^3elia Gray 
424 East Burton St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. Herbert Harper 
Tennessee Historical Corrtn. 
Nashville, TO 37219 

Mr. Charles E. Hodge, II 
505 HazelwDod Drive 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mrs. Judy L. Green 
1214 Coffee Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Henry Harrell 
1710 East Main St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37-130 

Ms. Carol Hoffman 
920 Nancy Drive 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. George N. Griffin 
1136 Stonewall Jackson Ct. 
Nashville, TO 37220 

Mr. Joe Harris 

9951 E. Lake Hi^ands Dr. 

Dallas, TX 75218 

Miss Aurelia Holden 
115 Gayle Lane 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. R. C. Griff itts 
P.O. Box 150054 
Nashville, TO 37215 

Mrs. Olidene Harris 
Route # 2, Box 345 
West Plains, MD 65775 

Mrs, John W. Hollar 
3431 North 17th Ave. 
Phoenix, Ariz, 85015 

Ms. Louise Clark Hackney 

2810 Babe Ruth Dr. 

San Jose, Calif. 95132 

Mrs. Martha Haynes 
1019 Houston Dr. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Dr. & Mrs, Ernest Hooper 
202 Second Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. John B. Hager 
302 Division St. 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mrs. Ann Hatcher 

Route 1 

RDckvale, TO 37153 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter K. 
Rt. # 2, Box 251-A 
Hoover Hills 
Smyrna, TO 37167 


Mr. Donald L. Hagerman 
807 Sunset Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Carrie Jane Hedge 
760 85th St., ;^. 4 
Miami Beach, Fla. 33141 

Mr. W, R. Hoover 
4700 Avenue R 
Birmingham, AL 35208 

Mrs. Charles E. Hailey 

c/o R. C. Hendes 

13398 Conway Fd. 

St. Louis, Missouri 63141 

Mr. James R. Henderson, III 
727 Westover Ave. 
Norfolk, VA 23507 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hoskins 
310 Tyne Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. C.B. Huggins, 
915 East Main St. 
Morfreesboro, TN 37130 

Jr. Mr. Homer Jones 

1825 Ragland Avenue 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mrs. Lois Kl inker 
3125 Salinas Drive 
Abilene, TX 79605 


Mrs. Reeves Hughes 
7545 RichiTTDnd Rd. 
Menphis, , TN 38125 

Mr. Clifford A. Jones 
P.O. Box 941 
Perryton, TX 79070 

Mrs, Gladys C. Ladd, III 
623 Minerva Dr. 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. Jack I. Inman 
75 Richmeade Pi. 
401 Bowling Ave. 
Nashville, TO 37215 

Mrs. Belt Keathley 
1207 Whitehall Rd. 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. David Langeland 
Route # 1, Box 218-B 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. David L. Jacobs 
BeechGrove, TO 37018 

Mrs. Edward Key 
304 Fourth Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 


Mr. John B. Lane 
P.O. Box 31 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mr. Robert T. Jacobs 
Beech Grove, TO 37018 

Miss Adeline King 
Route 1, Box 112 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard LaRx:he 
Rt. 11, Betty Ford Road 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. John James 

907 East Northfiled Blvd. 

Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Coleman King 
2709 Wellington Drive 
Augusta, GA 30904 

Mr. A. D. Lawrence 
225 McNickle Drive 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mrs. Harold Jewell 
607 Lillard Road 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. Joe R. King 
702 East Main St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 


Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Ledbetter 
115 North University 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. Thomas N. Johns 
P.O. Box 892 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mr. & Mrs. W. H. King 
2107 Greenland Drive 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Dayton Lester 
Route 1 

Milton, TO 37118 

Mr. Ernest K. Johns 
Route 1, Box 85 
Sm:>Tma, TO 37167 

Mr. & Mrs. George Kinnard 
Windsor Tcwers ;^t. 1110 
215 Harding Rd. 
Nashville, TO 37205 

Mrs. Lalia Lester 

1307 W. Northfield Blvd. 

Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Buford Johnson 
Mayfield Drive 
Snyma, TO 37167 

Dr. Hcward Kirksey 
1015 East Bell St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Yvonne C. Leverette 
Route #1, Box 196-A 
Unionville, TO 37180 

Mrs. R. H. Johnson 
615 Webb Street 
Lafayette, LA 70501 

Mrs. Helmer Kristofferson 
P.O. Box 150641 
Nashville, TO 37215 

Mrs. Jack Lee 
49 Mercury Manor 
Murfreesboro, TO 


Mrs. Debbie Lillard 
914 Kay Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mrs. J. E. Little 

P.O. Box 313 

Cr^'Stal Springs, Miss. 39059 

Mrs. Joyce Matheny 
302 East Northfield 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Maury Co. Public Library 
211 West Eighth Street 
Colunbia, W 38401 

Mrs. Marta Metcalf ^^^ 
1507 Hickory Valley M. 
P<pt. S-154 
Chattarcoga, TO 37421 

Mrs. Evelyn Merritt 
Route # 1, Box 77 
NewTTHn, IL 61492 

Mr. Dana LDwe 
Route # 1, Box 120 
Rockvale, TO 37153 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard McClary 
G-1, 107 Peyton RDad 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mr. Willard M. Mingle 
207 Jefferson Rd. 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mrs. Gordon Lynch 
530 Sanbym Drive 
Sanbym Hall ;^t. H-9 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Landon McKinney 
Rt. # 4, Box 689 
Cider Dr. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. A. C. Mifflin, Jr. 
38 Mercury Manor 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Ms. Louise T. Li^nch 

Rt. # 10 

Franklin, TO 37064 

Mrs. Mason McCrary 
209 KingwDod Drive 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Ms. Julia Clarice Miller 
808 Wiles Court 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Lynch 
2703 Morgan Road 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Thomas McFerrin 
1024 E. Northfield Blvd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. John Moore 
400 Gracy Ave. 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mrs. Susan B. Lyon 
424 Second Ave. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Connie McGehee 
Route 7, Yeargan Road 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Sam S. Moore 


Frenchman's Bayou, Ark. 


Mr. & Mrs. David R. Maoon 
Rt. #1, Box 322 
Greenbrier, TO 37073 

Major Walter L. McKnight 
2033 Mayflower Dr. 
Woodbridge, VA 22192 

Mr. & Mrs. Trover Marash 
5075 Oscilola 
Littleton, Col. 80125 

Mr. John Mankin 
Rutherford Co. Courthouse 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. J. B. McNeil 
4004 Wayland Drive 
Nashville, TO 37215 

Mr. W. R. MDsby 

634 Knollwood Circle 

Conyers, GA 30208 

Mrs. Barbara Martin 
1811 Avon Rd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Ann Meador 
924 Cave Mill Road 
Bowling Green, KY 42101 

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Montgomery 
1301 Sam Davis Rd. 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Dr. Rcisert L. Mason 
Route # 1, Hare Lane 
Milton, TO 37118 

Mrs. Aljiyra Medlin 
Route # 7, Box 50 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. Eugene R. Mullins 
117 Arden Pi., No. 117 
4400 Belmont Park Terrace 
Nashville, rti 37217 

Mr. William David Mullins 
1010 Kirby Drive 
Nashville, TN 37217 

Mrs. Bemice Nichols 
424 W. Monterey Avenue 
Stockton, CA 95204 

Mr. Dean Pearson 
414 Rose Avenue 
Smyrna, TN 37167 


Mrs. Matt B. Murfree 
#44 Mercury' Manor Annex 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Nolan 
4121 Angela Circle 
Del City, OK 73115 

Mr. Walt Pfeifer 

Box 1936 

Abilene, TX 79604 

Mr. John W. Nance 
RDUte #1, Box 340 
RDckvale, TN 37153 

Mrs. J. H. Oliver 
The Comers 
Readyville, TN 37149 

Mrs. Hcner Pittard 
309 Tyne Avenue 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. David Naron 
459 Blair Rsad 
LaVergne, TN 37086 

Mr. Eakin Overall 
8315 Valleyview 
Huntsville, AL 35809 

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Pittard 
Ftoute 3, Box 134 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Dr. & Mrs. W. M. Nash 
520 So. Lowry Street 
Smyrna, TN 37167 

Mrs. M. E. CVjens 
616 Norma Lane 
Keller, TX 76248 

Mr. S, Mrs. John Pittard 
440 E. Main St. 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. James Neal 
314 South Tennessee 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Ms. Elizabeth S. Parkins 
5634 Spyglass Lane 
Citrus Heights, CA 95810 

Mr. & Mrs. William 0. Pointei 
899 Allen Road 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mrs. C. L. Neill 

Box 103 

Pharr, TX 78577 

Mrs. Myla T. Parsons 
900 E. Main Street 
Nilewood Apt. -12 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. James T. Pollard 

3821 Hamilton 

Fort Worth, TX 76107 

Mr. James B. Nelson 
206 E. Clark Blvd. 
^\lrfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. Harry Patillo 
RDUte # 1, Box 256 

Eagleville, TO 37060 

Miss Gladys Potts 
104 Gwynne Street 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mrs. Lawson B. Nelson 
13812 Whispering Lake Dr. 
Sun City. Ariz. 85351 

Dr. John A. Patten 
2214 Riley Road 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. Bobby Pope 

Old U. S. Highway 41 

LaVergne, TO 37086 

Nev^toerry Library 
60 West Walton St. 
Chicago, IL 60610 

Mrs. E. K. Patty 
1434 Diana Street 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Margaret Pcwell 
Route 1, Box 238 
Christiana, TO 37037 

Mr. & Mrs. Danny Nichols 
Rt. # 1, Box 23 1 
Woodbury, TO 37190 

Mrs. Everette Payne 
1103 Whitehall Road 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. John Powers 
P.O. Box 67 
College Grove, TO 


Ms. Janice M. Price 
27219 LaRcisc Drive 
Warren, Michigan 48093 

Mrs. Elsie Ftohre 
803 Buffalo Pass 
Ftiund Ftock, TX 78664 

Mr, John W. Seibert 

Rt. # 3 

Ida, Kansas 66749 


Mr. W. E. Rabom 
Route # 1 
Smyrna, TN 37167 

Mr. Billy J. Ft>gers 
506 Jean Drive, Rt, # 2 
LaVergne, W 37086 

Mr, & Mrs. John Shacklett 
307 So. Tennessee Blvd. 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr, & Mrs. Robert Ragland 

Box 544 

Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr, David L, Ftwe 
141 Cherry Lane 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mrs, J, Mahlon Sharp 
Rte. # 3, Almaville R3,, 
Box 37 
Smyrna, TN 37167 

Dr, Robert G, Ransom 
1211 Whitehall Road 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs, J, L. Ross 

Rt. #3, Box 602, Nisson Blvd. 

Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mrs. Margaret Shepherd 
210 North Academy 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs, Kelley Ray 
225 North Academy 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Elvis Rushing 
604 N. Spring St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr, William A. Shull, Jr. 
711 Islebon Drive 
Brandon, FL 33511 

Mr. W, H, Read 
P.O. Box 1121 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. Thomas L. Russell 
5019 Coleraont Drive 
Huntsville, AL 35801 

Mr. J, Ashley Sibley, Jr. 
P.O. Box 7965 
Shreveport, LA 71107 

Ms. Edna Redmon 

Rt. 6, Manchester Hwy. 

Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr, E. Richmond Sanders, Jr, 
205 Currberland Circle 
Nashville, TO 37214 

Mr, Don SirnTDns 
Mslber, KY 42069 

Mrs, Afton C, Reintjes 
7755 Genesta Ave. 
Van Nu^'s, CA 91406 

Dr. & Mrs. Ftobert Sanders 
P.O. Box 1275 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr, R, J. Sirrpson 
Route # 2, Box 207 
Dayton, TO' 37321 

Mr. & Mrs. J. A, Ridley, Jr. 
Rt. #3, Lebanon R3. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. W, D. Sanford 
811 KingwDod Drive 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr, Gene H. Sloan 
728 Greenland Drive 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Colleen Rickabaugh 
1305 West Clay St. 
Ukiah, CA 95482 

Ms. Janet Saviello 
Rt. #2, Rocky Fork Rd. 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Smith 
RDute # 7 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Miss Mary Bell Rcbinson 
443 E. Burton St. 
Murfreesboro, TO^ 37130 

Mrs. John F. Scarbrough, Jr. 
701 Fairview 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Miss Becky Smith 
1910 Memorial Blvd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Ml". Smith 
P.O. Box 1332 
Muskogee, Ok la. 


Ms. Mary Sncecl 

917 S. E. Broad, A-1 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Joyce C. Terr ana 136 
Rt. # 4, Box 86 
Burleson, TX 76028 

Mrs. Betsy H. Smith 
Rt. 3, Fellowship Fd., 
Box 561 
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 

Mr. Travis Smotherrrvin 
5244 Edmondson Pike, 
Ppt. 115 
Nashville, TN 37211 

Tennessee State Library 

and Archives 
Nashville, TI^: 37200 

Mrs. Betty I. Smith 
3468 MacArthur Rd. 
Decatur, IL 62526 

Mr. George Spence, Sr. 
1023 Milesdale Dr. 
Nashville, TO 37204 

Mr. RDbert L. Taylor, Jr. 
1107 Whitehall Rd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Gillon Smith 
Rt. 5, N. Green Hill M. 
Mt. Juliet, TO 37122 

Mrs. E. J, Solomon 
Star Route Box 9 
Trenton, GA 30752 

Mrs. W. H. Thonpson, Jr. 

Dry Fork Road 

Whites Creek, TO 37189 

Col. Sam Smith 
P.O. Box 2104 
Murfreesboro, TO 


Mr. Charles M. Spearman 
Rt, # 10, Box 495 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Thurman Francis Jr. High 
School, c/o Anne Odom 
P.O. Box 8 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Dr. Bealer Smotherman 
1020 E. Lytle St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. C. Ray Stacy 
826 Willard Street 
Elkhart, Ind. 46516 

Mrs. Martha F. Todd 
905 E, Northfield Blvd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Miss Dorothy Smotherman 
1020 N. Spring St. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Willie Stem, Jr. 
418 E. Northfield Blvd. 
Murfreesboro, TO' 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Grady Todd 
3303 E. Main 
Murfreesboro, TO^ 37130 

Mrs. Janes E. SitDtherman 

Route # 1 

College Grove, TO 37046 

Col. & Mrs. E. C, Stewart 
Clifftops, P.O. Box 95 
Monteagle, TO 37356 

Dr. & Mrs. E. C. TDlbert 
Rt. # 2, Vaughn Rd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Lecma Smotherman 
P.O. Box 35 
Rockvale, TO 37153 

Mr. William T. Stewart 
158 Shiloh Drive 
LaVergne, TO 37086 

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Trevathan 
311 Mayfield Drive 
Smyrna, TO' 37167 

Mrs. Nell Smotherman 
207 Kingwood Dr. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Raymond G. Stone 
921 Westview Ave. 
Nashville, TO 37205 

Mrs. Katherine Trickey 
Rt. # 1, Box 277-A 
College Grove, TO 37046 

Mr. & Mrs. W. B, Smotherman 
Route # 1 
Eagleville, TO 37060 

Miss Ft-ances Stubblefield 
Mercury Manor, Apt. 32 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. Mason Tucker 
Rt. # 6, Elam Rd. 
Murfreesboro, TO' 


Mi'S. 7. E. Turner 
829 North Bailey 
Ft. Worth, TX 76107 

Dr. & Mrs. North E. West 
510 Eventide IDrive 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Rev. Doqan WilliaiTB I37 
810 E. State 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. Warren C. Underwood 
12253 Turkey Wing Court 
Reston, VA 22091 

Mrs. Sara V. West 
1202 Elliott Drive 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mrs. Virginia Wilson 
507 Winfrey Dr. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. J. Wilbur Vaughan 
204 Poplar Street 
Martin, TN 38237 

Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Westbrooks 

306 Tyne 

Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Wiser 
Rt. 1, Box 276 
Christiana, TO 37037 

Mr. Geroge W. Wade 
105 Hickory Place 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mr. Charles Wharton 
917 Crownhill Drive 
Nashville, TO 37217 

Mr. Mark Wtmack 
3229 Westonia Drive 
Chattanooga, TO 37412 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Walden 
1415 Mercury Blvd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Miss Kate Wharton 
101 Murfreesboro Bd. 
Woodbury, TO 37190 

Mrs. Pauline H. Warack 
307 E. MDnroe 
Greenwood, Miss. 38930 

Mrs. Martha G. Walker 
909 E. Northfield Blvd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Ms. Joan E. Whitsett 
1110 Buoy Rd. 
Hoioston, TX 77062 

Mrs. Donna Wood 
6020 W. Juniper Ave. 
Glendale, Ariz. 85306 

Mr. & Mrs. William Wallop 
202 Ridley Street 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mrs. Bart White 
506 E. Main St. 
Murfreesboro, TO" 


Mrs. John Wbodfin 
1320 Richland PI. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Wallenhurst 
Rt. 1, Box 119, Link M. 
Christiana, TO 37037 

Miss Virginia Wilkinson 
1118 E. Clark Blvd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Dr. & Mrs. Sam H. Wbods, Jr. 
2311 Riverview Drive 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mr. Prather Lee Ward 
2807 Shadowdale 
Houston, TX 77043 

Mrs. Lynn Wilson 
3910 Woodbury Rd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Selene D. Woodson 
907 West Clark Blvd. 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. George F. Watson 
Executive House, B-17 
613 Hillsboro Rd. 
Franklin, TO 37064 

Dr. Anon Williamson 
504 South Lowry St. 
Smyrna, TO 37167 

Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Woodward, J: 
2006 Windsor Drive 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Dr. & Mrs. C. Van West 
P.O. Box 1376 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

Mrs. Frances W. Willard 
Rt. #2 

Bell Buckle, TO^ 37020 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Yeargan 
1126 Walton Drive 
Murfreesboro, TO 37130 

fvtf-s. Aileene M. Zook ' i 4oo 

14054 Itiacher Drive ^-^___ 

Largo, FL 33544 

Ms. Geneva J, Delene 
1225 E. Northfield 
^t. # 208 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. Harold D. Givens 
1311 W. Northfield Blvd. 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. & Mrs. Mai-vin C. Manson 
718 E. Burton St. 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Mr. S. M. Payne 
346 Flagg Drive 
Lewisville, TX 75067 

Mrs. Melissa Melton 
Rt. #4, Tiirfcerlake Dr. 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 


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