This index is a compilation of names as they appear in funeral and obituary notices,
as well as the mortuary reports of the Memphis Board of Health submitted to
The Memphis Appeal and later in the Commercial Appeal. Obituaries were often submitted from the surrounding Mid-South area.
In 1894, The Memphis Appeal merged with The Daily Commercial to become The Commercial Appeal, the current daily newspaper in Memphis.
A word about spelling. At best, the spelling of names is erratic. When in doubt, I have usually gone with the spelling in the paid obituary notices as being slightly more reliable. When I am unable to make out a letter or decipher an abbreviation, I inserted a dash to indicate a missing letter.
The Appeal is available on microform at the University of Memphis and the Memphis-Shelby County Public Library and Information Center.
Please Note: The University of Memphis Library does not handle copy requests from individuals, but only from library to library through Interlibrary Loan.
The citation: August 28, 1849, 2:4 can be found on August 28, 1849 page 2 in column 4.
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