COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA
JUDGE BERNARD F. McKIERNAN
Contributed 18 Jun 2004
by Lee Freeman
From the Florence Journal,
Wednesday, July 18, 1866, p. 2.
"Death loves a shining mark," an axiom sadly verified in the death of one who had by reason of ability and zeal placed the impress of that mark upon his Country's history. Judge B. F. McKIERNAN is no more of earth. A native Alabamian; he settled in the city of Memphis, Tenn., many years ago, where his talents and probity soon won for him a distinguished position. He became notable among the learned profession there, and his elevation to the Bench was a gratifying evidence of the fact. The [amenities?] of his character so distinguishable in private life, were never lost sight of in his official acts; truth, courtesy and generosity were leading traits in his usefully spent life, and he now rests in an honored grave, mourned by a host of friends. Memphis weeps and North Alabama lets fall the sympathetic tear. His mortal remains were interred on last Friday in the family burial ground, near the residence of his venerable Mother in Franklin County.
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