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Excerpts from the Interior Journal The Interior Journal Pulaski County Department Will C Curd Feb. 17, 1874
Married. At the residence of W.S. Shepperd, in Somerset, on the evening of the 10th inst., by the Rev. J.N. Current, Mr. Thomas J. Vickery to Miss Mattie Castle. We offer friend Tom our hand of gratulation and may this union of true hearts continue to prove an earthly blessing which will ultimately lead the devoted husband and wife to that beautiful and happy home eternal in the Heavens. Died. At his residence, two and a half miles South of Somerset, on the evening of the 9th inst., of Consumption, Thomas Smith, in the thirty-fifth year of his age. The deceased was a devoted member of the Baptist Church and bore his prolonged illness with calmness and resignation. He leaves a wife and three small children who have the sympathies of many friends in this their sad bereavement. Steamers on the Cumberland. The Eddyville and other boats are now making regular trips from Nashville up the Cumberland, one of these landing at Point Isabel, in our county, every week. Many of the supplies needed by our railroad contractors will be shipped via Nashville up the river to the Point.
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