For a short period of time in 1881-1882, the State of Tennessee required local governments to register deaths. These records, where they exist, are very sparse. Following is a list of 1881 deaths that were apparently recorded in Sevier County.

The actual source and transcriber were not identified in the document that was formerly available at the Sevier County Library's Web site. The document was found on-line in an Internet Archive. No copyright infringement is intended by posting the information here for the benefit of researchers.

Important Note: No certificates or additional information will be available. These deaths would have been recorded in a ledger with column headings as shown below.


Name:  Anderson, James Rufus     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  None     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-1-20     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Anderson, Robert & Emiline     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Dec 21, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Hives

Name:  Atchley, John Perry     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  Farmer     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  33-7-4     Born:  Sevier Co Tn     Parents:  Atchley, J D & M C     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  July 11, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Fever

Name:  Atchley, John Wesley     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  Farmer     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  56-8-20     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Atchley, Joseph & Rebecca     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Mar 5, 1882 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Cancer

Name:  Atchley, Mary Elizabeth     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  None     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-0-6     Born:  Sevier Co Tn     Parents:  Atchley, G W & Sarah     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Oct 15, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  --

Name:  Biddin, Un-Named     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:       Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-0-0     Born:  Tn     Parents:  Biddin, Lydia     Parents' Kinship:  
Died:  June 7, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Unk

Name:  Bird, Ennis L     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  8/9/2000     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Bird, Lewis & Betsey     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Dec 31, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Typhoid Fever

Name:  Bohanan, Margaret A     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:       Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-0-0--     Born:  Tn     Parents:  Bohanan, Henry & Sarah     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Apr 25, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Unk

Name:  Bohanan, Rhoda Jane     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:       Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-0-4     Born:  Tn     Parents:  Bohanan, Henry & Sarah     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Apr 29, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Unk

Name:  Breeden, Melvina     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  ------     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  1-0-7     Born:  Monroe Co Tn     Parents:  Breeden, Martha     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  July 22, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Fever

Name:  Breeden, Noah     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:       Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-0-0     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Breeden, Mathew & Elizabeth     Parents' Kinship:  3rd cousins
Died:  June 13, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Unk

Name:  Burnet, Wm M     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  Minister     Residence:   Knox Co Tn
Age:  66-10-17     Born:  Knox Co Tn     Parents:  Burnett, Jeremiah & Judah     Parents' Kinship:  
Died:  Apr 14, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Heart Disease

Name:  Burris, Nancy     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:       Residence:   Sevier Co Tn
Age:  29-0-12     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Burris, Wm & Jane     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  June 22, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Consumption

Name:  Cardwell, Mary Ellen     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  1/5/2008     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Cardwell, Napoleon     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Aug 18, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  C Infantitis

Name:  Covington, Martha E     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Housekeeper     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  25-0-0     Born:  Blount Co Tn     Parents:  Covington, James & Martha     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Feb 9, 1882 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Feaver

Name:  Creswell, Mary     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Housekeeper     Residence:   Pennsylvania
Age:  81-6-17     Born:  Pennsylvania     Parents:  Fagala, Adam & Catharine     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Aug 30, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Old Age

Name:  Dykes, Rosco     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:       Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-3-4     Born:  Tn     Parents:  Dykes, Jacob & An?     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  July 15, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Head Disease

Name:  Galyon, Amanda R ?     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Housekeeper     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  47-0-27     Born:  Sevier Co Tn     Parents:  Galyon, Gilbert & Ellen     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  July 28, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Consumption

Name:  Garnier, Missouri J     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Housekeeper     Residence:   Dist 10-Sevier Co
Age:  37-4-12     Born:  Tn     Parents:  Tipton, Jacob & Theodoria     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  May 30, 1881 at Dist 9-Sevier Co     Cause:  Consumption

Name:  Jenkins, Laben L     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:       Residence:   Tn
Age:  0-0-1     Born:       Parents:  Jenkins, Ashley & Francis     Parents' Kinship:  
Died:  Apr 13, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  

Name:  King, Rufus J     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  5-0-0     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  King, Riley & Sabry     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Dec 9, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Diptheria

Name:  Lawson, Geroge A     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  None     Residence:   Unk
Age:  0-8-15     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Lawson, James H & Mary J     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Aug 11, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Infant-Cholera

Name:  Lewis, Carrie Bell     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  None     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  9/9/2005     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Lewis, C H     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Oct 14, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Feaver

Name:  Lindsey, James Simeon     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  3/3/2004     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Lindsey, W A & Eliza     Parents' Kinship:  2nd cousins
Died:  Jan 20, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Piles

Name:  Loposser, Anderson L     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Farmer     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  28-10-25     Born:  Tn     Parents:  Loposser, Elijah & Sarah     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  July 17, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Feaver

Name:  Maples, Martha C     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  Housekeeper     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  2/6/2002     Born:  Tn     Parents:  Brown, Henson & Melissa     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  May 19, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Heart Disease

Name:  Maples, Un-Names     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-0-1     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Maples, Micajah & Matilda     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Feb 24, 1882 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Unk

Name:  Mathes, Martha Jane     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  3-0-0     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Mathes, Taylor & Suzy     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Sept 9, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Diptheria

Name:  Mc Carter, Louisa     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   -
Occupation:  Farmer     Residence:   Unk
Age:  ---     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Mc Carter, Gatlin & Sarah     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Sept 3, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Ser

Name:  Mc Carter, Miram     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Housework     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  15-3-14     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Mc Carter, Isaac & Ass???     Parents' Kinship:  3rd cousins
Died:  Dec 11, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Diptheria

Name:  Mc Carter, Russell     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  4-0-5     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Mc Carter, Isaac & Ass???     Parents' Kinship:  3rd cousins
Died:  Dec 17, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Diptheria

Name:  Mc Carter, Thomas     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  9/9/2004     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Mc Carter, Isaac & Ass???     Parents' Kinship:  3rd cousins
Died:  Dec 26, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Diptheria

Name:  Moore, James A     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  Farmer     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  23-0-0     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Moore, A W Elizabeth     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Nov 16, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Acc Suicide

Name:  Ogle, Isaac     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Farmer     Residence:   Unk
Age:  96-0-0     Born:  S C     Parents:  Ogle, William & Unk     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Sept 2, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Old Age

Name:  Ogle, Nancy C     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  ---     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  3/3/2008     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Ogle, W H & Elizabeth     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Oct 4, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Diptheria

Name:  Ogle, Pinkney     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  Farmer     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  ---     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Ogle, Caleb & Lydia     Parents' Kinship:  not reported
Died:  Aug 31, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Diabeties

Name:  Ogle, W????     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  6-0-0     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Kelly, Wm & Sarah     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Sept 20, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Flu

Name:  Ownby, R E     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Housekeeper     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  16-0-12     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Ownby, N & I     Parents' Kinship:  3rd cousins
Died:  Oct 6, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Diptheria

Name:  Ownby, Wm     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:  
Occupation:  Infant     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-3-3     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Ownby, Humphrey & Olive     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Nov 20, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Diptheria

Name:  Parten, Un-Named     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:  
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-0-0     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Parten, John & Nancy     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  July 15, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Stillborn

Name:  Pate, Daniel Mack     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  None     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  4/7/2010     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Pate, Bradford N & ----     Parents' Kinship:  1st cousins
Died:  Oct 16, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  C????

Name:  Patterson, Cordelia     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  Housekeeper     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  ----     Born:  Sevier Co Tn     Parents:  Chance, Manicey     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Aug 15, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Fever

Name:  Reagan, Alice     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Infant     Residence:   Dist 11-Sevier Co
Age:       Born:  Tn     Parents:  Reagan, Elias & Rebecca     Parents' Kinship:  
Died:  Apr 16, 1881 at Dist 11-Sevier Co     Cause:  Unk

Name:  Roberts, Amanda     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  ---     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-0-0     Born:  Sevier Co Tn     Parents:  Roberts, Levi & Harrit     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Sept 2, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Unk

Name:  Rogers, Ferly     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Housekeeper     Residence:   --
Age:  47-0-0     Born:  Blount Co Tn     Parents:  Rogers, Thomas & Ellenor     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Nov 10, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Fever

Name:  Rule, Nancy J ?     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  Housekeeper     Residence:   Blount Co Tn
Age:  46-4-3     Born:  Blount Co Tn     Parents:  Sharp, N A     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Sept 30, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Utirine Hemmor

Name:  Runyan, John Henry     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  ----     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  51-9-5     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Runyan, Aaron & Esther     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Nov 10, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Congestion

Name:  Slaughter, Madison     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  Farmer     Residence:   Jeff Co Tn
Age:  27-0-0     Born:  Jefferson Co     Parents:  Slaughter, Madison     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Feb 10, 1882 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Drowned

Name:  Starkey, Eliza L     Sex:  F     Race:  BL     Marital Status:   -
Occupation:  --     Residence:   --
Age:  --     Born:  --     Parents:  --     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  May 13, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Unk

Name:  Stillman, James     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  Sawyer     Residence:  
Age:  33-0-0     Born:  Ireland     Parents:  Unk     Parents' Kinship:  
Died:  Aug 18, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Rupture

Name:  Stinnett, Elizabeth     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Infant     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-4-14     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Stinnett, David & M L     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Nov 10, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Diptheria

Name:  Thomas, Rachel     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  57-0-0     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Thomas, Johnathan & Zuba     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Feb 5, 1882 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Uterin Cancer

Name:  Toomey, John Trotter     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  Farmer     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  53-10-25     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Toomey, James & Mariah     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Oct 29, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Supposed Fever

Name:  Unnamed     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:  
Occupation:  Farmer     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-0-0-     Born:  Tn     Parents:  Murray, Wm & Mary     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Aug 15, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Stillborn

Name:  Walker, Bery     Sex:  M     Race:  BL     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:       Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  1-0-0     Born:  N C     Parents:  Walker, ?Aul & Ann     Parents' Kinship:  
Died:  May 31, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Pneumonia

Name:  Warren, Eliza     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  5/7/2012     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  Warren, J E & Mary     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Dec 22, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Head Disease

Name:  Whaley, Lucinda     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:  --     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  1/3/2006     Born:  Sevier Co     Parents:  --     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Aug 21, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Unk

Name:  Wilkins, Martha E     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:   M
Occupation:  Housekeeper     Residence:   Georgia
Age:  36-0-0     Born:  Georgia     Parents:  Z????, George & Sarah     Parents' Kinship:  
Died:  Apr 9, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Consumption

Name:  Wilkins, Mary J     Sex:  F     Race:  W     Marital Status:  
Occupation:  Farmer     Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-9-26     Born:  Tn     Parents:  Wilkins, James & Martha     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  Aug 4, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Hives

Name:  Yett, Un-Named     Sex:  M     Race:  W     Marital Status:   S
Occupation:       Residence:   Sevier Co
Age:  0-0-6     Born:  Tn     Parents:  Yett, Miller & Mollie     Parents' Kinship:  none
Died:  May 31, 1881 at Sevier Co     Cause:  Born Too Soon

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