From the Western Weekly Review; abstracts from 1841-1851, Franklin, Tennessee.
''Eleanor Rice, widow of Samuel Rice, died in Williamson Co, Tn on Oct. 21, 1845. Born in Castlebar, Ireland, Jan. 1757, she came to the U.S. as a youthful orphan, 12 years, lived in Prince Edward County, Virginia until she married. Her husband died in 1807 leaving her with a large family of children, moved with her son, Francis Rice, to Williamson County in 1813. (Eleanor's daughter, Fanny, married Asa Harper, a Perry ancestor).
Asa, Fanny's husband, had several articles regarding his passing. Some stated that he was over 100 years old, but more than likely he was closer to 90 years old.
The picture below is of a distant cousin from my husband's family. Clementina M. Romine and her husband, Orion Holley, and three of their children. Clementina, or "Tiny", was born in 1897 and died in Huntington, W. Virginia in 1936. While walking on the side of a road she was hit by a truck and suffered fatal injuries. Her 13-year old nephew was also hit, but survived. She left a husband and ten children. She was a cousin on my father-in-law's maternal side of the family.
I love these old black and white photos! Here is another picture of a cousin, Martha Ann Nida, and her husband, Winfield Scott Richardson. They were also from West Virginia.
One of the most interesting stories I discovered was that of a distant ancestor, Larkin Haithcock (or Heathcock) from my father's family tree. Born in Tennessee he was with the 20th Infantry, Co D, and captured at Missionary Ridge on Nov. 25, 1863 (part of the Chattanooga battles) by the Union.. He was sent to Louisville, Kentucky and then to Rock Island Confederate Prisoner of War Camp. He died a month later, on Dec. 27, 1863 from Pneumonia. He was around 30 years old and left a widow, Sarah, who he married on Mar. 8, 1860. He is buried at the Confederate Cemetery at Rock Island where almost 2000 Confederate soldiers are buried. This is an old photo I found of some of the prisoners that were sent there.