Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.The events I am interested in may be too early to have newspapers saved.
I am looking for information regarding the date and circumstances of the death of George S. Gilbert and his sons.They resided in Louisville, Blount County, Tennessee.George Gilbert was a merchant.In looking at transcriptions of Blount County Deeds, the last deed I see for George S. Gilbert was dated 7/15 - 1854.Dated 2/10 - 55 there is a deed Gilbert, George S. dec'd by heirs Gilbert, A.L. and Samuel S. to Gilbert, Nancy.By these dates, George S. Gilbert died sometime between July 15, 1854 to February 10, 1855. I would think that it would be more likely his death occurred in 1854.George Gilbert was born around 1810, so in 1854 he should have been a relatively healthy man.He is not buried in the Louisville Cemetery where his father-in-law, Samuel Saffell, and family were buried.
In transcripts contained in BLOUNT COUNTY TENNESSEE Chancery Court Records Book 0 and Book 1 1852 - 1865 by Albert W. Dockter, Jr. page 25 shows a transcript of Pg. 95 which states:HIRAM HARTZELL & JESSE G. WALLACE, Admrs. of G. S., A.L. & S.S. Gilbert, Dec'd. Vs: H. A. SAFFLE, NANCY GILBERT & O.Nov. 26, 1856.This would give a time frame of February 10, 1855 to November 26, 1856, during which George's two sons died.A. L. Gilbert was born about 1830 and Samuel S. Gilbert was born about 1832.
These dates are clearly before the dates mentioned in your e-mail.If something should come across your desk dated to the above mentioned dates and events I would be interested.I would have expected these people to be buried in the Louisville Cemetery, however, they are not listed as being buried there; the listing was only a partial listing.
I was also curious about the death of Samuel Saffell which occurred September 22, 1850.The Mortality Census indicated that he died of poisoning and that it took four days for him to die.From your newspaper transcriptions it does not appear that poisoning was that unusual and did occur.
Thank you very much for any assistance or answers you can provide.I do understand that it is not very likely that any newspapers for this specific period have survived.I don't know if this information matters but George S. Gilbert and his father-in-law, Samuel Saffell, were prominent members of St. Marks Church.