Fentress County TN Obituaries from the Christian Advocate

By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1997-2003

All of the Death Notices have been placed on the Madison County Tennesse page and can be found HERE

February 2, 1849

Nancy GILPIN daughter of David and Martha WILLIAMS, born Burke Co., N.C., 1775; married J. WEST, 1797; moved to Roane Co., Tenn., 1802 where her husband died; moved to Fentress Co., Tenn. and married E. GILPIN; he died and she moved to Audrain Co., MO with her youngest son; died Nov. 23, 1848.

September 14, 1849

Nancy HUFFAKER wife of M. HUFFAKER; born Fentress Co., Tenn., Jan. 21, 1816; died Wayne Co., Ky., August 6, 1849; married July 14, 1831 and moved to Wayne County; two daughters.

November 9, 1854
Harriet C. FROGGE born Fentress Co., Tenn., July 5, 1825; md Rev. T. C. FROGGE, Jan. 7, 1847; died Hartford, Ky., Sept. 6, 1854
July 19, 1855
Arthur R. FROGG died May 13, 1855 aged nearly 80 years; born Va.; moved to Clinton Co., Ky., then to Indiana where his wife died; moved to Fentress Co., Tenn.; md Miss Luvica SMITH; he "possessed an irritable temper."
Caleb STEPHEN, born Fentress Co., Tenn., Sept. 4, 1814; md Nicy Ann OWEN, Sept. 20, 1835; died Wayne Co., Tenn., May 1, 1860.
NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, V. 29, #36. September 4, 1869

Eliza R. GRISSOM b Dec. 15, 1807; d Adair Co., Ky., July 4, 1869; d/o William and Drusilla GOGGIN; raised in Cumberland Co., Ky.; md Charles GILL, Oct. 7, 1828 and lived in Fentress Co., Tenn.; he died Dec. 14, 1833 and she md (2) Franklin W. GRISSOM, May 1, 1836.

May 23, 1874
Jane K. SALLEE, nee REDMAN, died Wayne Co., Ky. May 8, 1874; born Fentress Co., Tenn. Dec. 26, 1819; md Harrison M. SALLEE, Dec. 26, 1843; surviving were husband and one son.
June 9, 1877
Deborah Jane SHELLEY dau of Cornelius and Deborah FROGGE; born Fentress Co., Tenn., Oct. 19, 1829; married Rev. L. S. SHELLEY, Jan. 18, 1855; died Clinton To., Ky., April 22, 1877. "My sister was a lady of deep piety." (T. C. FROGGE)

July 17, 1880
Eliza G. DAVIDSON born Fentress Co., Tenn., November 18, 1816; died Christian Co., Ky., April 7, 1880; married Cassandra ROBERTSON in 1846
June 26, 1886

Lucy L. CROUCH daughter of Cornelius and Deborah FROGGE, born Fentress Co., Tenn., Feb. 11, 1826; married James CROUCH in Feb. 1840; died May 21, 1886.

December 10, 1887
Melissie E. WESTMORELAND daughter of James G. and Mary LEAMON, born Oct. 27, 1858; died Sept. 7, 1887; married W. W. WESTMORELAND, Feb. 15, 1874; her husband died Mar. 20, 1885. (He was born in Fentress Co., Tenn., April 2, 1844.)
May 2, 1889
Jaspeer J. CAMPBELL born Fentress Co., Tenn., Aug. 1, 1834; married Lucinda J. CARPTER, Aug. 18, 1860; Confederate veteran; moved to Logan Co., Ky. in 1866; farmer; died from lingering effects of pneumonia, Mar. 9, 1889.
January 11, 1900

Rev. Timothy Carpenter FROGGE born Fentress Co., Tenn., April 21, 1821; son of Cornelius and Deborah Carpenter FROGGE; grandson of Rev. Timothy CARPENTER, a pioneer Methodist preacher; joined Methodist Church, Sept. 18, 1837, Wayne Co., Ky.; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in August 1840; admitted to Ky. Conference; ordained deacon and in 1847 ordained elder; married (1) Harriet C. WILSON (died 1855), Albany, Ky., Jan. 7, 1847; 4 children; (2) Mrs. Sarah P. PILLOW, nee DUNCAN, May 8, 1862; 2 children, one died, the other, T. F. FROGGE, in whose residence he died, 3 miles east of Russellville, Ky., Nov. 28, 1899, just little more than a year after his wife's demise; buried "in the Duncan graveyard, where sleeps Dr. Edward STEVENSON, one half mile east from there sleeps Rev. John LITTLEJOHN and one half mile east of him, in sight of where FROGGE lived sleeps Rev. Valentine COOK." Four stepchildren, the youngest being Wiley G. PILLOW of Oregon.

August 17, 1905

John W. FROGGE born Fentress Co., Tenn., Mar. 30, 1831; son of Cornelius and Deborah FROGGE and brother of Rev. T. C. FROGGE, Mrs. Elizabeth SHELLEY, Mrs. T. C. PETERS and Mrs. Henderson McGUINIS; married (1) Nancy WRIGHT, Mar. 3, 1850; (2) Hannah EVANS; died June 15, 1904; a successful farmer and lawyer.

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