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1   ALEXANDER BAYNHAM


Alexander Baynham was born December 10, 1842, in Stewart County, the son of W.J.G. and M.A.C. Smith Baynham. W.J.G. was born in Virginia in 1821 of English descent and died in Lafayette, Kentucky in 1881. They had six children: Alexander, John W., Forest, Victoria, Isabella and Rebecca.
Alexander attended county schools. When the war broke out, he joined the Fiftieth Tennessee Regiment and was captured along with the rest of his regiment at Ft. Donelson in February 1862.
He married E.J. Rossetter of Kentucky in 1866. They had seven children:Selwyn, Cora B., Carrie T., Walter A., Etha, Harry and Nick.
Alexander was elected Justice Of The Peace in 1882. He owned two fine tracts of land in the 4th District and was a leading citizen.

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2   LEOPOLD BLOCH


Leopold Bloch was born in Hechingen, Hohenzollern, South Prussia on July 24, 1823. He attended school in Germany and came to America in 1852. He resided in Stewart County and operated a general merchandise business in Dover until 1863 when he moved to Clarksville and followed the same business. His was the oldest dry goods house in Clarksville. The firm was owned by Leopold and Simon Bloch. Simon was born in Germany in 1838. Their house was one of the most substantial in the state.
Leopold was a member of the city council for many years. He was greatly interested in the public schools and was secretary and treasurer of the school board. He became a Mason in 1853. He was known for his generosity.

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3   THOMAS BOURNE


Thomas Bourne was born March 21, 1850 in County Kent, England, the son of John and Frances Hopper Bourne. John was born June 18, 1818 in England.
Thomas attended school in England and came to America in 1866. He lived in Philadelphia and became a machinist. He worked for the American Gas and Meter Company as a machinist until 1882.
In 1882, he came to Clarksville and in December took charge of the gas works. In 1883 he was made superintendent of the Clarksville Water Company.
In 1873 he married A.A. Lavender of London, England. They had four children: Frances E., Amelia E., John E., and Horatio T.
Thomas belonged to the F. & A.M., the I.O.O.F., and Knights of Pythias.

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4   CHARLEMAGNE BOURNE


Charlemagne Bourne was born November 15, 1851 in Montgomery County, the son of A.D. and Sallie Whitfield Bourne. A.D. was born in in 1805 Woodford County, Kentucky of Scottish parents. A.D. and Sallie had twelve children. He was a farmer and was appointed as tobacco inspector for several years. He died in 1878 and Sallie in 1857.
Charlemagne attended county schools and was a farmer. On February 13, 1884, he married Lucy Pollard Peterson of Montgomery County and daughter of James B. and Catharine Peterson. Charlemagne and Lucy had one child, William Henry.
He owned a farm near Cherry Station and raised corn, tobacco, wheat and different grasses.

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5   GEORGE S. BOWLING


George Bowling was born February 20, 1853 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, son of Dr, Henry G. and Sarah "Sallie" L. Snadon Bowling. He is of English descent and the nephew of Dr. William K. Bowling, eminent physician of Nashville, and the grandson of Dr. James B. Bowling.
George was raised on a farm. He attended Bethel College in Russellville, Kentucky for some time then Warren College in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He entered Vanderbilt University in Nashville as a medical student but abandoned this for a career in business. From 1875 to 1880 he farmed in Christian County, Kentucky and then came to Clarksville and began manufacturing ice.
He had one of the most extensive factories in Tennessee and shipped ice for a radius of one hundred miles. He married Lady S. Bugg of Nashville in 1876. She was the daughter of Samuel and Catharine Bugg.
In 1886 George was elected a director of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank in Clarksville. Dr. Bowling the very first businessmen in Clarksville.

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6   LOUIS T. COCKE


Louis Cocke was born January 28, 1831 in Tennessee, the son of John and Hester R. Corlew Cocke. John was born in Tennessee in 1798, Hester was born in Tennessee in 1803.
Louis married Rebecca J. Crow of Alabama, born November 26, 1831, the daughter of Isaac and Mary A. Cocke Crow. Isaac was born in 1803 and died in 1852, Mary was born in 1806 and died in 1858.
Louis and Rebecca had nine children: James T., Susan F., Mary A., Lucy E., Isaac F., Hester J., Samuel C., Phoebe A., and William E. Louis went to county schools. He was a farmer and raised corn, tobacco and wheat. In 1882 he was elected Justice Of The Peace in his district.
On January 17, 1884, Rebecca died.

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7   PLEASANT COCKE


Pleasant Cocke was born July 30, 1833 in Montgomery County, the son of John and Hester R. Corlew Cocke.
Pleasant married Mary A. S. Starkey, of Tennessee, born May 29, 1841, the daughter of Thomas and Frances Roberts Starkey. Thomas was born in 1798 in Tennessee and died November 25, 1862. Frances was born in North Carolina in 1803.
Pleasant and Mary had six children: Susan F., Sallie S., John T., Stephen M., Annie E., and Pleasant.
Pleasant attended county schools and was a successful farmer, living on the farm where he was born. He kept the first dollar he ever earned, minted 1798. He took great interest in the education of his children.

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8   ENOCH N. COOKSEY


Enoch Cooksey was born December 6, 1841 in Tennessee, the son of Jesse and Sarah Heathman Cooksey. Jesse was from Virginia, born in 1793 and died in 1866. He was in the War of 1812. Sarah was born in North Carolina about 1803 and died 1882.
Enoch married Mary Dority of Tennessee, born July 18, 1851, daughter of John and Emily Toler Dority. John was born February 11, 1821 in Tennessee. Emily was born May 11, 1822 in Tennessee and died in 1862. Enoch and Mary had seven children: William T., Virginia, Thomas E., Francis E., Sallie M., James C., and Newton.
Enoch was raised on a farm In 1861 he joined Company E, Fiftieth Tennessee, and went to Ft. Donelson where he was taken prisoner for seven months. He was exchanged in Vicksburg and took part in the battles of Raymond, Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge; he was with Joseph E. Johnston when he retreated to Nashville and Atlanta. While in Nashville he was taken prisoner to Camp Chase for two months, then released in Richmond, Virginia. He traveled through the Southern States until the war ended, then went home to the farm.

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9   B.J. CORBAN


B.J. was born April 6, 1853 in Tennessee, the son of Burrell and Sarah Ann Barnes Andrews Corban. Burrell was born in Tennessee in 1811 and Sarah was born in Virginia in 1818.
B.J. married Maria A. Batson in 1874. She was born June 16, 1853 in Tennessee, the daughter of Stephen Carney and Maria A. Batson. Stephen was born in 1811 in Tennessee and Maria was born in Virginia in 1824.
B.J. and Maria had five children: Burrell B., born October 3, 1874; Repps L., born November 11, 1877; Esken, born and died in 1879; Sidney W., born December 2, 1880; Joanna M., born November 27, 1883.
B.J. was a telegraph operator in early life. In 1876 he began merchandising in Corbandale, a station on the RR named after his father. In 1882 he was elected justice of the peace in District 19.

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10   JOHN B. COULTER


John Coulter was born April 18, 1846 in Elkton, Kentucky, the son of Robert S. and Fannie Bradley Coulter and is of English descent. Robert was born in North Carolina in 1802, a cabinet maker and farmer. He died in 1858 near Elkton. Fannie was born in Virginia in 1810 and died in California in 1880. One of John's brothers, Capt. R.T. Coulter was killed at the battle of Franklin. His brother and sister, B.F. Coulter and Sarah Coulter are also in California.
John attended Elkton schools and began clerking there. He came to Clarksville in 1865 and from then to 1874 he worked for his brother, B.F. In 1877 he began the a dry goods business in Clarksville, Coulter Bros.
John married Susie A Stratton in November of 1871, daughter of R.H. Stratton, born in Virginia in 1846. They had five children: Fannie Bell, Richard S., Susie J., Sarah W., and Hettie A.
John was a member of the K. of H., was a leading business man and well-to-do financially.

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11   ROBERT F. CRABTREE


Robert Crabtree was born October 7, 1852 in Tennessee, the son of James M. and Laurena Trice. James was born in Kentucky about 1825 and Laurena was born in Tennessee about 1829.
Robert was raised on a farm and attended the best schools in the county. His first job was with J.W. Howell at his tobacco store., then G.J. Davie in the same business. In 1869 he he worked in the grocery business of Pettus & Bros. In 1875 he opened his own general merchandise, and also a wholesale liquor business. He discontinued the liquor business in 1881 but in 1883 began selling retail liquor in his other store.
Robert was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

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12   WILLIAM H. CROUCH


William Crouch was born December 12, 1813 in Tennessee, the son of Hardin and Dorothea Murray Crouch, both from England. Hardin was a farmer, He died in 1845 and Dorothea died in 1859.
William attended county schools and was a farmer raising and selling tobacco extensively.
In 1846 he married Margaret Rudolph. They had three children: Dorothea A., Jack and Charles R.
William had a large, beautiful residence on his farm about eight miles from Clarksville. His sons farmed with him.

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13   WILLIAM H. CROUCH


William Crouch was born September 17, 1854 in Montgomery County, the son of John S. and Mary B. Combs Crouch. John was born in 1810 in Tennessee and died in 1873. Mary was born about 1828 in Kentucky and died in 1871.
William married Margaret H. Hunter, born May 20, 1857 in Tennessee, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Hunter. Henry was born in Tennessee in 1823 and Margaret was born in Tennessee in 1829.
William and Margaret had one child, John H., born June 20, 1882.
William was raise on a farm and began studying medicine in 1878. In 1883 he attended the University of Tennessee in Nashville and graduated in 1885. He opened his practice in Collinsville in 1885 and has been extremely successful, extending his practice to Cheatham and Dickson Counties.

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14   JAMES JOSEPH CRUSMAN


James Crusman was born July 3, 1837 in Clarksville, the son of Cornelius and Margaret E. Allen Crusman, and is of Scottish-Welsh descent. Cornelius was born in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1800. He was elected sheriff and served twice. He went to California during the gold rush and died in San Francisco on November 11, 1851, a surveyor at the time of his death. Margaret was the daughter of Gen. J.J. Allen of Sottish-Irish descent; he was born in Kentucky in 1810 and died in Clarksville. He was in the war of 1812.
James attended private schools and Stewart College. He began clerking in a store in 1855. In 1860 he opened his own business in partnership with Samuel Johnson, who transferred his share to Charles Mitchell. In 1861 both partners joined Company H, Fourteenth Tennessee Infantry. James was made second lieutenant, then captain in 1862. He was wounded in the battle of West Point and taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia in 1864, but he escaped in two months.
In 1865 he returned to Clarksville and began a wholesale and retail grocery business. In 1883, he took E.M. Howard as partner and had a flourishing business.
In 1881, James was elected mayor. He was a Mason and Knight Templar, and quite well-to-do financially.

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15   JOHN T. CUNNINGHAM


John Cunningham was born October 23, 1850 in Dickson County, the son of Dr. E. W. and Harriet N. Talley Cunningham. E.W. was born in 1829 in North Carolina and died in 1869. He was a leading physician for twenty-five years. Harriet was born in 1831 in North Carolina
John was raised on a farm and attended country school. On September 7, 1871 he married M. Weems, born December 14, 1849 in Columbia, Tennessee. They had four children: Elijah C., Sallie N., John T., and Lady G. Mrs. Cunningham died April 14, 1884.
John was the senior member of the Cunningham Bros., grocers in Clarksville. They ranked among the leading grocery merchants in town, also dealing in coal.
John was a Royal Arch Mason and member of K. of H.

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16   DANIEL D. ALLEN


Daniel Allen was a farmer, born in Montgomery County, Tennessee on September 11, 1827, the son of Nathaniel H. and Lucy A. Neblett Allen. Nathaniel was born in North Carolina on January 8, 1793 and died January 2, 1871. Lucy Neblett was born in Virginia on August 27, 1799 and died August 7, 1867. They both came to Tennessee with their parents when quite young. They were of English descent.
Daniel was educated in country schools in Montgomery County. He married Mary A. Ramey, born in Montgomery County June 27, 1830, the daughter of Thomas and Susan Orgain Ramey. Daniel and Mary had three children: Charles S., Clara B., and Thomas H.
On July 17, 1865, Mary died and Daniel married Mattie T. Lowe, born January 22, 1839 in Tennessee, the daughter of Louis and Mary E. Sumner Lowe. Mr. Lowe was a minister.
Daniel and Mattie had five children: Carrie E., Daniel S., Nathaniel H., Louis L., and Mattie E.
Daniel was a well-to-do farmer, raising an unusual breed of livestock. He lived on his father's farm on the south bank of the Cumberland River.

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17   JOHN M. ANDERSON


John Anderson was born September 15, 1832 in Green County, Kentucky, the son of Peter and L.J. Montgomery Anderson. Peter was born in 1808 in Virginia and died January 17, 1876. L.J. was born in 1811 in Kentucky and died November 17, 1885.
John married Mary H. Bohannon of Kentucky. She was born August 17, 1848. Her father was from Virginia. John and Mary had one child, Annie M., born April 13, 1873.
In 1874 John moved his family to Montgomery County. He settled on a beautiful farm with an elegant residence.
He joined Company K, First Kentucky Regiment in 1861 at Bowling Green under Gen. Johnston. after many battles he took sick and was sent home for six months. When he returned he was sent to the battle of Chattanooga where he was hit by a shell fragment and knocked from his horse, but was not seriously hurt. He was in Johnston's retreat to Atlanta. Under Gen. Joseph E. Wheeler's cavalry he was captured between Pulaski and Columbia and was taken to Johnson's Island where he remained for the remainder of the war.
In 1877, he was elected Justice Of The Peace in Montgomery County.

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18   W.W. ANDERSON


W.W. Anderson was born February 19, 1850 in Tennessee, the son of J.M. and Martha Crawford Anderson.
J.M. was from Virginia and settled in Kentucky as a cabinetmaker. Martha was from North Carolina. They had thirteen children, three of whom died, other children were J.W., C.R., S.J., D.W., J.H., W.W., T.J., A.J., C.G., and R.E. When the children were grown, J.M. moved to Robertson County and died near Springfield.
W.W. was educated in Springfield and the Commercial College of Clarksville. In 1880, he went to Vanderbilt and graduated with honors in 1881. He began practicing medicine in Jordan Springs in April of 1882. In August of 1884 he began a mercantile business. He was married on February 4, 1874 to Sarah T. Longford of Port Royal. They had four children: Florence E., E.E., Thomas J., and Mary E.

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19   W.H. ANDERSON


W. H. Anderson was born February 10, 1818 in Humphreys County, the son of Richard and Margaret Rudolph Anderson. Richard was born in Montgomery County in 1791 and always lived there except for a short time in Humphreys County. Margaret was born in 1791. They had six children.
W.H. was educated at home, attending a county school for only a few weeks. He became a carpenter for several years, then a farmer and was a constable until 1847. He was a miller at White Oak Mills for five years, then returned to Montgomery County. and resumed farming.
In October of 1843, he married Margaret E. Smith, born August 30, 1825 in Montgomery County. She was the daughter of John Smith, who was German ( died in 1851). W.H. and Margaret had three children: Ellen C., Margaret E., and Missouri A. In 1851 Mrs. Anderson died.
W.H. was a magistrate in Montgomery County for twenty years. He was very active in public life , well-educated and highly intelligent.

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20   JAMES EDMUND BAILEY


James Bailey was born in Montgomery County August 15, 1822, the son of Charles Bailey of Simpson County, North Carolina and Mary Bryan Bailey of Robertson County, the daughter of Col. James H. Bryan. She was a woman of much natural ability and strength of character. Charles was a clerk of the circuit court for forty years.
James attended Clarksville Academy and the University of Nashville. In July of 1842 he was admitted to the bar and entered into partnership with George C. Boyd.
On November 7, 1849 he married Elizabeth Lusk of Nashville. They had five children.
In 1853 he was elected to the General Assembly of Tennessee. In 1861 he was elected, along with Cave Johnson and John F. House, as a Union delegate to a convention to consider the intention of the state. He was elected colonel of the Forty-ninth Tennessee on Dec. 25, 1861. He was taken prisoner at Ft. Donelson and sent to Ft. Warren. He was exchanged in 1862 and went to Vicksburg. He left in failing health.
In 1863 he was appointed a member of the Military court of Gen. Hardee, which he held till the close of the war. He then returned to Clarksville and reopened his law practice. He was twice appointed to fill temporary vacancies on the State Supreme Court and acted as chief justice. In 1877 he was elected United States Senator to replace Andrew Johnson. His health began to fail and he suffered greatly. He died December 29, 1885.

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21   J.W. BARTEE


J.W. Bartee was born May 22, 1819 in Dickson County. the son of Jesse and Sarah Harkleroad Bartee. Jesse came from East Tennessee in 1783 and ran an iron business. He died in Dickson County in 1826. Jesse and Sarah had thirteen children. She died in 1873 at age 90.
J.W. attended county schools and was a farmer. When his health began to fail, he began a mercantile business at the mouth of the Harpeth River. After a year, he went to Charlotte and opened a grocery store for a short time. He moved about for some time before settling in Montgomery County in the 8th District. He was a member of the F. & A.M. since age 21.
He married Lucy A. Bullock on February 22, 1852. They had six children.

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22   J.B. BARTEE


J.B. Bartee was born October 25, 1857, the son of J.W. and Lucy Bullock Bartee. He attended county schools and in 1872 attended Central Point Academy. After ten months, he came home and began farming.
He was married to Willie Fletcher on December 19, 1877. They had three children: William B., Lucy M., and Jessie Chilton.
In 1884, J.B. was elected Justice Of The Peace. He owns a fine tract of land and is highly respected.

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23   WILLIAM BEATY


William Beaty was born in Canada, West Prince Edward County in 1841, the son of James and Elizabeth Martin Beaty. They were Scottish-Irish, born in Ireland.
William learned carpentering and came to the United States, living first in Illinois and then Ohio. He came to Clarksville in 1867 and began a contracting business in 1874. He helped build the tobacco exchange, courthouse, Presbyterian Church, cabinet buildings at Austin Peay University, and many private residences.
On October 10, 1871, he married Mary C.P. Scott of Clarksville daughter of J.M. and Parthena Norsworthy Scott, natives of Dickson County and descended from Virginia and North Carolina families.
William and Mary had three children: William Herbert (born August 29, 1872), Charles Angelos (born May 4, 1874), and Parthena Alma (born April 15, 1877).
William belonged to the Masonic Lodge and Knights of Pythias. He was one of the leading contractors in Clarksville.

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24   FLORENCE F. ABBOTT


Florence Abbott was born in Clarksville on March 13, 1862, the son of Florence and Julia Sullivan Abbott of Ireland. Florence and Julia came to America about 1850 and settled in Troy, New York where they were married. Later they moved to Kentucky and then, just before the war, bought a permanent home in Clarksville where Florence died in 1875.
Florence F. went to Clarksville schools and, in 1879, graduated from the Nashville Commercial College. That year he became a bookkeeper for Dority, Wood & Co. where he worked for three years. In 1883 he started a wholesale and retail grocery business in partnership with A.S. Wood. Florence was a shrewd businessman and a Catholic.

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25   GILMER M. BELL


Gilmer Bell was born December 27, 1859 in Christian County, Kentucky, the son of Darwin and Mary W. Merriwether Bell who are Scottish-Irish. Darwin was born in Christian County in 1830. His father, Dr. J.F. Bell, came from Virginia to Kentucky in 1810 and settled in Shelby County. In 1818 the family moved to Christian County where Darwin died in 1878. He was a farmer and one of the first men in that county.
Gilmer grew up on a farm. He studied law in 1878 under his uncle, Gen. W.A. Quarles, in Clarksville. In 1880, he entered Cumberland University at Lebanon to study law and graduated on June 1, 1881.
He was admitted to the bar and formed a partnership with Judge James E. Rice until the Judge's death in 1883. He practiced alone for two years then took A. M. Major as a partner.
In 1884 Gilmer became editor of the Clarksville Democrat and in 1885 became the owner of the paper.

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26   JOHN T. BELLAMY


John Bellamy was born September 13, 1840 in Montgomery County, the son of Robert D. and Sarah A. Northington Bellamy. Robert was from Lexington, Kentucky, born December 14, 1818. Sarah was the daughter of John and Mary Northington. She died December 17, 1852 and Robert moved to Todd County, Kentucky.
John attended a county school and the Montgomery Institute. After the death of his mother, he and his sisters were raised by their grandmother, Mary Northington.
In 1861 he married Bettie Wimberly of Montgomery County, the daughter of George S. and Charlotte Wimberly. John and Bettie had five children: Ella N., Mary, Robert S., Lizzie, and Douglas. In August of 1873, Bettie died and, in October, 1874, John married Nannie L. Keesee, the daughter of Reuben C. and Judith P. Keesee. John and Nannie had had two children: E. Ross and Reuben K.
John owned a farm in District 6 and another in District 1.

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27   ROBERT B. BIGGER


Robert Bigger was born April 7, 1839 in Montgomery County, the son of Thompson and Eliza Nicholson Bigger. Thompson was from North Carolina, born in 1793 and was French-Irish. He was a tanner and farmer. He married Eliza, who was English and a native Tennessean, in 1835. He died in 1865 and Eliza died in 1868.
Robert attended county schools and was a farmer. He married Victoria C. Wall, daughter of William and Nancy Wall of Montgomery County. She was born September 9, 1840.
They had nine children: David C. 1869, Harriet L. 1870, Robert E. 1872, William 1873, Samuel T. 1875, Eudora E. 1876, Eva H. 1878, Nannie 1880, Charles C. 1884.
Robert served four years with the Forty-second Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers. He is a member of the A. F. & A.M. and had held many offices in his lodge.

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28   WILLIAM G. BRAWNER


William Brawner was born in Todd County, Kentucky, February 28, 1847, the son of James H. Brawner of Hardin County, Kentucky and was of German and Scottish-Irish descent. James moved to Todd County where he married Lucy A. McAllister of Todd County. They had nine children. In 1852 they moved to Montgomery County.
William did not go to school but was taught at home. With the help of his mother, he mastered English and literature, philosophy, chemistry, rhetoric and higher mathematics. He also learned to speak, read and write German. He was a teacher a number of years.
On April 7, 1871 he married Sophia F. Frech of Cincinnati, Ohio, of German descent. They had four children: Hattie E., Beulah, Edgar A., and Eva.
William began farming and raising stock in 1881. He raised tobacco and purebred stock, some of the best in the county.

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29   EDMUND L. BREWER


Edmund Brewer was born in Thomasville in Cheatham County on June 20, 1850, the son of Sterling Brewer Jr. He was of Welsh descent and a son of Sterling Brewer Sr. who came to Tennessee in 1800 from North Carolina and was of Welsh descent.
Sterling Sr. was a farmer and merchandiser. He represented Dickson County in the State legislature for a number of years, then was elected Senator, serving as speaker of the Senate. He was a Senator for twelve years. He died in Nashville July of 1852.
Sterling Jr. attended school in Nashville and was in the mercantile business until 1830. He was minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church for eight years and then taught school in Turnersville and other places for thirty years.
In 1839 he married Agnes J. Sanders. They had one child, Letitia H. who died in infancy. Agnes died in 1841., and in 1844 he married Virginia G. Glenn. They had five children: James S., Lucy L., Edmund L., Mary L., and Sterling C. Sterling was a farmer and died April 5, 1885.
Edmund attended his father's schools. He became a farmer. In February, 1877, he married Tennessee W. Patrick of Montgomery County, born October 28, 1855, the daughter of James H. Patrick.
Edmund and Tennie had four children: Lewis V., Charles A., James P., and Glenn.
Edmund was the Magistrate of District 10.

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30   J.L.BRODIE


J.L. Brodie was born March 4, 1839, the son of Alexander and Mary Oldham Brodie. The Brodies came from North Carolina in 1813 and were among the earliest settlers of this State. They settled in District 4 of Montgomery County. Alexander was born November 13, 1794 and was a farmer. In 1822 he married Mary Oldham from Williamson County. They had six children. He died March 19, 1865 and left a cherished name behind him. Mary died November 13, 1869.
J.L. was born near Rose Hill and was a farmer. In 1866 he married A.A. Trahern of Christian County, Kentucky. They had two children: W.S. and R.E.
J.L. joined the Fourteenth Tennessee Regiment under Col. Forbes. He served ten months. He was discharged as disabled but re-enlisted in the First Kentucky Cavalry, then the Second Kentucky under Morgan. He remained with his regiment until Mar. 10, 1865. J.L. owned a farm in the Fourth District and was one of the leading farmers in the county.

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31   GEORGE WATSON BUCK


George Buck was born in Louisa County, Virginia, August 23, 1831, the son of George Washington and Sallie E. Estes Buck, both from Virginia and of English descent. They came to Tennessee in 1833 and lived in Rutherford County for a time, then came to Montgomery County.

George grew up on the farm and worked on it until he was 21, when he learned brickmaking.
In 1861 he enlisted in Company A, Forty-ninth Tennessee Infantry, and was taken prisoner at Ft. Donelson. He was kept at Camp Douglas, Chicago until he was exchanged at Vicksburg. In 1864 he was taken prisoner at Nashville and taken to Camp Chase, Ohio. He was released in May of 1865.
In 1865 he began manufacturing brick and averaged 1,000,000 bricks per season and employed twenty-five men.
He was a prominent citizen of Montgomery County.

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32   JAMES T. BUCKINGHAM


James Buckingham was born October 12, 1826, the son of William and Nancy Gardner Buckingham. William was born in 1802 and died in 1857. Nancy was born 1803 and died 1869.
On September 27, 1850, James married Mary J. Balswell, born March 24, 1832. They had three children: Annetta C., August 10, 1853; Mary J., November 3, 1856; William J.B., September 30, 1860.
In 1863 Mary died and James married Nannie L. Cathey, born October 18, 1838. James and Nannie had six children: John H., October 18,1866; Maggie A., January 3, 1868; Alice J., April 4, 1869; William A., July 31, 1871; Thomas E., December 11, 1872; Sarah E., February 20, 1875.
In 1868, James moved to Stewart County and is respected by all

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33   W. FRANK BUCKNER


Frank Buckner was born in Oak Grove, Kentucky, June 15, 1843, the son of Frank W. and Sarah E. Gordon Buckner. They came from Virginia, Frank born in 1809 and Sarah born in 1819; married in 1839. Sarah was from Christian County, Kentucky.
Frank was raised on a farm and attended Bethel College in Russellville, Kentucky and Stewart College in Clarksville.
In June of 1861, he joined the Oak Grove Rangers under Capt. T. Woodard. After secession, he transferred to the First Kentucky Cavalry. After the war, he went back to farming. In 1867 he married Hattie E. Elliott of Montgomery County, born 1846, the daughter of Col. William H. Elliott. Frank and Hattie had four children: Elliott, Gordon W., Annie, and Lewis.
In 1870 he moved to Hopkinsville and went into the tobacco business until 1883, when he went back to farming.
In 1885, he moved to New Providence and went into the commission business in Clarksville. He was a Mason, K. of P. and K. of H. He was a man of unimpeachable character.

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34   ROBERT H. BURNEY


Robert Burney was born in Davidson County on October 31, 1854, the son of H.L. and Mary L. Vick Burney. H.L. was a minister for forty years, born in Robertson County in 1816. Mary was from Virginia, born in 1815 and died in Robertson County in 1874. They were Scottish-Irish, their parents were from North Carolina.
Robert was raised on the farm and attended schools in Montgomery County and Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee where he graduated in 1876. He moved to Clarksville and practiced law. In 1878 he was elected attorney-general for the Clarksville Criminal Courts.
On February 10, 1880 he married Clara S. Kennedy of Clarksville, daughter of D.N. Kennedy. Robert and Clara had three children: Robert H. Jr., Sarah B., and Mary L.
Robert was a member of the Knights of Pythias.

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35   T.E. CABANISS


T.E. Cabaniss was born in New Providence on March 12, 1857, the son of J.W. Cabaniss of Christian County, Kentucky and Lucy New of Todd County, born 1863. J.W. was born in 1829 and came to Clarksville about 1850. He studied dentistry under Dr. W.J. Castner and practiced in Clarksville for twenty years. He died in October, 1884.
T.E. attended Stewart College in Clarksville and Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He graduated from the Dental Department in 1880 and set up practice in Clarksville.
He married Annie Anderson of Paris, Kentucky on July 13, 1880.

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36   SAMUEL A. CALDWELL


Samuel Caldwell was born November 10, 1825, the son of Samuel and Nancy Howell Caldwell. Samuel (the elder) was born in Virginia in 1776 and was a soldier in the War of 1812. His ancestors were Irish. He died in 1840. Nancy was born in 1804 in Tennessee. Her ancestors were from Virginia. She died in 1856.
Samuel was raised on the farm and attended private schools. In 1841 he began clerking in a store in Palmyra for seven years. Then he engaged in the lumber business. He lost more than $2000 worth of lumber which was used in constructing Ft, Donelson.
He married Miss M.A. Neblett in 1857. She was born in 1831,the daughter of Dr. Neblett. They had five children: Richard D., Mary C., Lucy V., Hart M., and Cora L.
In 1862 he quit the lumber business and began farming. Then in 1867 he came to Clarksville and started a livery business.
In 1875 he was elected justice of the peace. He was one of the prominent citizens of Clarksville.

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37   L.B. CHILTON


L.B. Chilton was born April 15, 1839, the son of Dr. L.F. and Minerva Tribble Chilton. L.F. was born in 1814 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He attended the Medical University in Louisville, Kentucky and set up practice in Pembroke, Kentucky. He married a second time to Sarah W. Killebrew of Montgomery County. He represented Christian County in the legislature and introduced a bill to build the insane asylum at Hopkinsville. He died in 1861.
L.B. attended county schools and went to Shelby Medical College in Nashville, graduating with honors in 1861.
He joined the First Kentucky Cavalry for one year, then transferred to the Second Kentucky as assistant surgeon. In two years he was promoted to chief surgeon.
After the war, he practiced in different places. He married Mattie D.Washburn in 1867. In 1869 he moved to Woodlawn and practiced medicine for fifteen years. He owned a small farm and was a member of the F. & A.M. He and his wife were highly respected by all.

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38   J.B.CLARDY


J.B. Clardy was born July 7, 1856 in Christian County, the son of John and Elena Thomas Clardy. John's family was from Virginia. He and Elena had six children: L.M., J.W., J.B., M.I., Mary H., and Alice E. John died in 1883 at his home in the fourth district.
J.B. married M.O. Clardy in 1881. They had two children: R.L. and Lizzie A.M.O. died December 25, 1885.

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39   BENJAMIN F. CLARDY


Benjamin Clardy was born in Tennessee on July 19, 1836, the son of James and Henrietta L. Daniel Clardy who were married in 1809, both from Virginia. They had thirteen children. James was born in 1784 and died September 30, 1846. Henrietta was born about 1794 and died November 17, 1867.
Benjamin married Cosby C. Carlile in 1868. She was from Virginia, born November 29, 1841, the daughter of Daniel B. and Amanda M. Hutsell Carlile. Daniel was born in North Carolina in 1812 and died January 19, 1882. Amanda was a native of Virginia, born January 28, 1818. Benjamin and Cosby had one child, May B., born August 15, 1869.
Benjamin was raised on a farm and in 1868 he bought the Meadow Grove farm, 6 miles northwest of Clarksville, near the Lafayette Road.

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40   GILBERT T. ABERNATHY


Charles C. Abernathy of Virginia was born 1790. When he was 16, he came to Tennessee with his father . He attended Cumberland College in Nashville and was a Clerk of the Circuit Court in Giles County for thirty years. In 1815 he married Susan W. Harris of Tennessee (born in 1800). Gilbert was born in Tennessee May 21, 1820. In 1840, Susan died and Charles remarried to Elizabeth Dickson, born in 1817 in Tennessee. Charles died in 1877 and Elizabeth in 1878.
Gilbert was raised on a farm and attended Nashville University. At the age of 16, he volunteered with the Tennessee Brigade to fight the Creek nation. He then went to Florida for seven months to fight Indians there. Gilbert married Ann L. Baxter (born in Tennessee May 9, 1821) on January 8, 1839. Her parents were Robert Baxter of New Jersey and Rebecca Boone of Kentucky. Gilbert and Ann had two children, Rebecca S. and Mary E.
He studied law for two years and in 1840 he was employed as bookkeeper at the Tennessee Iron Works, then owned by his father-in-law, Robert Baxter.
Ann died September 18, 1848 and Gilbert married Emily B. Talley of North Carolina (born March 4, 1839) on December 15, 1853. They had eleven children: Charley G., Emily P., Gilbert T., Ann L., Alfred H., Elenora S., John C., George S., Andrew J., Harriet N., and Sarah M.
At Mr. Baxter's death Gilbert and three brothers-in-law bought and ran it and two others until the war, when they closed all but the Mount Vernon Furnace which they ran until 1862. Gilbert remained near the furnace for several years farming and making shingles, but he was almost ruined financially by the war and began teaching school. He had a fine farm and a large residence.

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41   A. G. GOODLETT


The family of Gotlieb moved to Scotland where their name was changed to Gudeleet then to Goodlett. Adam Goodlett attended the best schools in Europe and came to America in 1757. While in Virginia he fell in love with Rebecca Balderson who made him pledge not to return to Europe. They had eleven children: John, James, Ebenezer, Erskin, Adam G., Robert, Margaret, Francis, Ellen, Nancy and Eliza. Shortly after the war of 1776 Adam moved to Bardstown, Kentucky. After a few years he moved to Nashville where he died in 1822. He and his wife are buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Ebenezer married Eliza Hammond and lived in Princeton, Kentucky and practiced medicine. They had eight children: Adam G., Job H., William, Robert D., Margaret, Francis, Eliza and Sarah.
The oldest son, Adam was born January 1, 1810. In 1833 he married Eliza T. Turner, the daughter of John and Martha Gleaves Turner. They moved to what is now the town of Goodlettsville. Adam died in Nashville September 14, 1866, as pastor of the Second Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Eliza died January 21, 1871. Adam and Eliza had nine children: Rebecca A., Ebenezer E., Martha, Eliza T., Adam G., William A., John A., Jennie and Finis E.
Rebecca married J.W. Grisham in 1855. He died in 1861, leaving his widow with three children.
Ebenezer, was a druggist in Nashville for many years and married Josephine Brown. They had no children.
Eliza, married Maj. W.H. Joyner in 1865. They lived in Gallatin and had one child, James.
William married Mary Grooms in 1864. He died in 1868, leaving his widow and one daughter, Jessie.
John died in 1855. Jennie died in 1860 and Finis in 1861.
The second son of Adam and Eliza, Adam G. was born June 22, 1842 near Nashville. He attended Nashville schools and the Western Military Institute. In 1863 he married Sallie D. Hooper, the daughter John J. and Mildred Wadlington Hooper. In March of 1865, Sallie died leaving a son who died a few years later. Adam moved to Charlotte and practiced law. On June 10, 1866 he married Florence Gold, daughter of William and Mary Brigham Gold. They had five children: Adam Gold, born October 31, 1870; Florrie May, born June 17, 1873; Earl Gordon, born February 24, 1875; William V., born April 15, 1881 and Herbert De Leon, born August 15, 1883.
In 1871 Adam moved his family to Clarksville and practiced law until 1883 when he bought a fine farm of over 1,000 acres only three miles from town. He raised sheep, horses, fine cattle and other stock. He had a herd of over 60 head of registered Jerseys; highly-bred trotting horses of excellence; a very large Norman stallion; a large Jack and other breeds of donkey stock and large draft horses.
Adam belonged to the Sky Blues (a Democratic band), Masonic Lodge, Knights of Pythias and K. of H.

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42   NATHANIEL V. GERHART


Nathaniel Gerhart was born February 7, 1827 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the son of Rev. Isaac and Sarah Vogel Gerhart, of German descent. Isaac was born in Bucks County, Penn. about 1788, and was a leading clergyman in the German Reformed Church for fifty years. Sarah was born near Philadelphia in 1794 and died at Lancaster in 1862.
Nathaniel attended school at Gettysburg and came to Louisville, Kentucky in 1853.
In Louisville in 1853 he married Analiza Piemont, born in 1827 in Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of John Piemont. They had seven children: Virginia, Isaac P., Charles C., Joseph H., Ludia, Harry C. and Bayles W. He moved to Clarksville in 1873 where he was in the merchandising business with four of his sons. He was very prosperous.
During the war, Nathaniel was on the Union side.

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43   JOHN A. GHOLSON


John Gholson was born December 26, 1838 in Clarksville, the son of Milton G. and Louisa Rogers Gholson. M.G. was born in 1814 in Kentucky, Louisa was born in 1816 in Tennessee. During the war, Milton was a lieutenant-colonel in the Fourteenth Tennessee Regiment. When his health failed he returned home and was commissioned brigadedier-general of militia by Gov. Harris. He assisted in raising troops in Tennessee. He died in 1883.
John attended the best schools in Clarksville including Stewart College. In 1859 he attended the Medical University in Nashville and graduated in 1861.
In 1860 John married Margaret Eudora Lyle, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret M. Lyle, both born in 1807 in Tennessee. He returned home from Nashville and joined the Fourteenth Tennessee Regiment under Col. Forbes, where he served as hospital steward. He surrendered with Lee at Appomatox Court House in 1865, then returned home and began practicing medicine.
John and his wife had eight children: Alexander R., John A., Hugh P., Louisa, Milton G., Lillian A., Lottie E. and Dora I. He was a very successful physician at Orgain's Crossroads.

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44   ALEXANDER R. GHOLSON


Alexander R. Gholson was born February 26, 1861 in Montgomery County, the son of Dr. John A. Gholson.
He was raised on a farm and attended county schools. In 1881 he began studying law and was deputy county trustee until 1884 when he was licensed to practice law. He entered the law offices of Judges Smith and Lurton. In 1885 he was appointed deputy clerk and master under Polk G. Johnson.
He was also elected notary public in that year and held this position for four years. Alexander was a member of the Knights of Pythias and a prominent and leading attorney.

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45   JOSEPH J. FLETCHER


Joseph Fletcher was born February 2, 1813 in North Carolina, the son of Thomas and Mary Thorton Fletcher. Thomas was born May, 1766 and died in 1834; Mary was born November, 1786 and died in 1859.
Joseph married Claudell Bowers of Tennessee, born April 21, 1816, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Bowers. Joseph was born in 1789 and died in 1844; Mary was born in 1800 and died in 1869.
Joseph and Claudell had ten children: Mary A., born July 7, 1840; Joseph T., born April 13, 1842; Ruffin S., born September 19, 1844; Sallie E., born September 21, 1846; Martha P., born January 1, 1848; Winnie A., born June 4, 1849; Joseph R., born March 26, 1851; Claudell B., born April 15, 1853; Joshua D., born June 15, 1855; Francis O., born July 6, 1857.
Joseph was a shoemaker and made all the shoes for his neighbors. In later years he farmed. Claudell died August 15, 1861.

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46   JOSHUA D. FLETCHER


Joshua Fletcher was born June 15, 1855 in Montgomery County, the son of Joseph and Claudell Fletcher.
Joshua was raised on a farm and attended the best county schools. He went to work for his uncle as a clerk in Palmyra. After two years he went back to the farm for a year then went back to clerking in Palmyra. He then opened his own store in Shiloh in partnership with W.J. Elliott. After two years he bought his partner out. He had a successful business making shingles and also had a fine farm, trading considerably in horses, mules and cattle.
On March 18, 1884 Joshua married Ida B. Williamson, born June 8, 1858, the daughter of B.M. and Addie Bowers Williamson. B.M. was born in Tennessee in 1818; Addie was born in Tennessee December 26, 1835.
Joshua and Ida had one child, Boyd W., born April 17, 1885.
Joshua was a leading man in the county.

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47   JOSEPH W. FOSTER


Joseph Foster was born February 9, 1818 in Virginia, the son of John S. Foster of Virginia of English descent. John was a farmer who moved to Tennessee in 1836. His wife was also from Virginia.
Joseph married Mary Averit born in 1823 in Virginia, the daughter of Henry and Sallie Averit of English descent.
Joseph and Mary had had seven children: Lucy, Sarah, Lettie T., William H., Mary L., Lena and Edward Lee.
Joseph did street work, taking many contracts in Clarksville, and also did a large portion of the work on the Nashville, Russellville & Hopkinsville Pikes. He was a contractor on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad when it was first built.
Later he took up farming and raised tobacco extensively.

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48   FINIS E. FOUST


Finis Foust was born September 11, 1851 in Tennessee, the son of Jacob and Eliza Morrow Foust. Jacob was born in 1815 in Germany. Eliza was born in 1819 and was Irish.
Finis attended county schools and was a farmer. On December 19, 1876 he married Mary A. Horsley, born September 17, 1853 in Montgomery County. They had four children: Rufus E., born in 1879; Emmet L., born in 1880; Elizabeth E., born in 1883, and Nannie, born in 1885.
Finis was a member of the Fredonia Lodge of F. & A.M. in which he held several offices. He took an active interest in education.

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49   J.M. FOWLKES


J.M. Fowlkes was born July 2, 1846 in Virginia, the son of Henry A. and Emma M. Chilton Fowlkes of Virginia. Henry was born in 1812 and Emma in 1819. In 1836 they went to Alabama, then later to Tennessee, but returned to Virginia in 1839. In 1849 they moved to Montgomery County and stayed.
J.M. attended Stewart College in Clarksville and was a clerk for many years. In 1870 he began a sewing machine business and was representative for the Wheeler & Wilson Co. for ten years.
On July 2, 1873 he married Rebecca L. Davis, born in 1848, the daughter of Jefferson Davis.
In 1881 he went into business for himself dealing in sewing machines, buying directly from manufacturers.

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50   HENRY FRECH


Henry Frech was born January 15, 1838 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Conrad and Margaret Walker Frech of Germany. Conrad was born in 1800 and died in 1874; Margaret was born in 1810 and died in 1884. They came to Clarksville in 1832.
Henry attended Cincinnati schools and was a cabinetmaker. He came to Clarksville in 1849, but after a year returned to Ohio until 1861 when he came back to Clarksville. He engaged in the grocery business and was quite successful. In 1872 he became a partner in the Sewanee Planing Mill. He was a member of the Clarksville Lumber Company.
In 1869 he was elected mayor and served two years. He raised enough money to build the city hall and market house.
In 1870 he married Amanda G. Bryne of Kentucky. They had six children of whom only one survived, Mary B.
In 1875 he was chosen alderman and was school commissioner 1878-79. He was considered one of the most shrewd and successful businessmen in the city.

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51   WESLEY H. FREY


Wesley Frey was born in 1821, the son of Thomas and Jane Farthing Frey of Robertson County, of German descent. Jane was from Virginia.
Wesley attended county schools. In 1861 he joined the Fiftieth Regiment Tennessee Infantry and was captured with his regiment at Ft. Donelson, but escaped and joined Capt. Tyler's company in Col. Woodard's cavalry until his regiment was exchanged, when he joined them again. At Missionary Ridge he was again captured and held at Rock Island, Illinois until the war ended.
In 1866 he married Matilda E. Jones of Robertson County, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Jones. Wesley and Matilda had ten children: Ida E., Walter L., Emily E., Mary J., Rosa L., Annie P., Alice, Wesley B., Charles E. and Nellie T.
Wesley was a farmer and had an excellent farm. He was secretary of the F. & A. M. at Port Royal.

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52   S.E. GARRARD


S.E. Garrard was born July 30, 1853 in Montgomery County, the son of S.L. and Mary Young Garrard. They came from North Carolina, but S.L. was born in Tennessee; Mary was from Virginia. They had six children: J.H., W.M., S.E., E.E., C.S., E.L. On January 22, 1874, S.L. died in this county. He was a member of the F. & A.M.
S.E. attended county schools until 1873, when he went to Mississippi and attended school there. He returned and began farming. In 1876 he went into the dry goods business at Seg, Tenn. which was named for him. In 1881 he married Annie Riggins of Montgomery County. They had two children: Mattie and Bascomb.
S.E. had a fine farm and was highly respected.

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53   J.J. GARROTT


J.J. Garrott was born December 30, 1833 in Montgomery County, the son of Jacob and Ann C. Going Garrott, and is of Scottish-Irish descent. Jacob was born in Virginia in 1796, Ann was born in South Carolina in 1802. They came to Tennessee about 1816 and were prominent citizens in both Montgomery County and Christian County, Kentucky. Both parents died in Illinois.
J.J. was raised on a farm and attended county schools. In 1861 he joined Company F, Seventh Kentucky C.S. Volunteers and was commissioned captain in 1862. He was wounded five times and was at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Baton Rouge and was in the cavalry under Gen. Forrest.
He came home in 1865 and went into the merchandising business in New Providence for eight years. For two years he was in the tobacco business in New York City.
He bought a very large farm in 1873 in this county. He was married January 4, 1870 to Nannie P. Grinstead of Kentucky. On November 19, 1883, he killed one of several burglars who were breaking into his house and was shot in return.
He was a Mason and a leading citizen.

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54   JAMES P. GILL


James Gill was born August 21, 1850 in Logan County, Kentucky, the son of J.F. and Mary E. Gunn Gill. J.F. was born in 1816 in Virginia and died in 1884 in Kentucky; Mary was born in 1828 in Kentucky. James attended country schools and Kentucky Wesleyan University at Millersburg, graduating in 1871.
He taught school in Bell's Chapel, Kentucky for three years then moved to Cadiz and was in the tobacco business for a year.
In 1876 he kept a livery stable in Cadiz, then in 1884 moved to Clarksville and ran a livery stable. He bought and sold fine horses and mules for ten years. In 1886 he built a fine brick livery barn.
In 1878 he married Lizzie Chappell of Cadiz, the daughter of J.W. Chappell. They had two children: Joseph C. and Mary E.
James owned a farm near the city and was well-to-do financially.

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55   BENJAMIN K. GOLD


Benjamin Gold was born December 21, 1837 in Montgomery County, the son of John and Sarah Collins Gold, both born in Virginia.
Benjamin attended country schools and Stewart College in Clarksville where he studied business. He worked as head clerk in a large wholesale-retail grocery in New Providence until he bought the business from the owners and ran it on his own, also dealing in tobacco.
During the was, he quit the grocery business but continued dealing in tobacco. He moved to Louisville, Kentucky and spent four years buying and shipping tobacco, running a large rehandling business. He returned to New Providence and built a large tobacco factory which he ran for many years. He sold the business and became a broker in leaf tobacco. He was an active member of the tobacco trade for twenty-five years and was one of the most extensive and successful buyers on the Clarksville Tobacco Board of Trade.
In 1860 Benjamin married Mary J. Oldham, born in 1841 in Montgomery County. They had five children: Clarence O., Ora L., Mamie, James K. and Benjamin H.
Benjamin was quite wealthy. He came from a well-known family and was highly-respected.

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56   LEWIS T. GOLD


Lewis Gold was born December 15, 1841, the son of John and Sarah Collins Gold, and brother of Benjamin.
Lewis was raised on a farm and attended the country schools. At the age of sixteen he went to New Providence and worked as a salesman for the grocery store of Gold & Co.
In 1861 he joined Company L, Fourteenth Tennessee Volunteers. In the early part of 1862 he was taken ill and declared unfit and disabled, was sent home. to recover. In late 1862 he rejoined and transferred to Company A, Forty-ninth Tennessee and served until the war ended.
Lewis returned home for a short time, then moved to Louisville, Kentucky and was in the tobacco business. He returned to Tennessee and began business in New Providence for two years.
On November 5, 1873 he married Sallie G. Pettus, born July 6, 1854 in New Providence, the daughter of Thomas F. and Martha Pettus. They had two children: Mattie P. and Stephen.
Lewis ran a warehouse business for four years and, in 1874, began dealing in leaf tobacco. Two years later he began the commission business and was one of the most extensive buyers of the Tobacco Exchange.
Lewis was a member of the F. & A.M. and is highly respected.

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57   RUFUS J. GOOSTREE


Rufus Goostree was born March 4, 1833 in Sumner County, the son of James W. and Catharine Taylor Goostree. James was born in 1803 in Virginia and died in Nashville in February of 1881. He was a farmer. Catharine was born in 1805 in Virginia and was of Scottish descent. James and Catharine were married in 1823 and had nine children.
Rufus attended the county schools left home at age twenty-two. He was in the livery business for sometime, then in 1859 came to Montgomery County.
In the same year he married Mary Wylie, who died the following year. In 1867 he married Rachel A. Hinton, born September 30, 1835 in Davidson County, the daughter of John J. Hinton, a prominent citizen.

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58   JAMES A. GORDON Jr.


James Gordon was born September 18, 1809 in Virginia, the son of James and Elizabeth Gordon of Scotland. They settled in Virginia and farmed. They had six children: James A. Jr., Mary A., Daniel, Elizabeth R., Virginia A. and Fioneis M.
James attended the county schools and settled in Montgomery County in 1850 and bought a farm near Spring Creek.
In 1849 James married Josephine Thomas, born June 11, 1833, the daughter of Dr. B.W. and Mary Brumfield Thomas, who were married in 1831. James and Josephine had eight children: Alonzo A., Laura E., James A., Lillie C., Nannie B., Ora C., Minnie C. and Elmer B.
James died on January 20, 1878 leaving his widow to run the farm. They are well-to-do financially.

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59   MATTHEW GRACEY


Matthew Gracey was born March 4, 1847 in Eddyville, Kentucky, the son of Matthew and Maria Tilford Gracey, and is of Irish-German descent.
Matthew attended county schools in Kentucky. He came to Clarksville in 1866 and was in the wharf-boat, coal and grain business.
In 1874 he joined the Knights of Pythias.
On November 30, 1876 he married Marian C. Castner, born October 21, 1851 in Clarksville, the daughter of Dr. W.J. and Mary Beaumont Castner. Matthew and Marian had three children: Lucy C., Frank P. and May B.
He was one of the first business men in the city.

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60   FRANK P. GRACEY


Frank Gracey was born June 30, 1834 in Eddyville, Kentucky. On November 10, 1857 he married Irene Cobb, the daughter of Dr. Joshua Cobb. They had one child, Julian.
Frank was commander of a Kentucky battery during the war. He was a prominent business man in Clarksville and quite well-to-do.
Julian worked in the legal department of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in Montgomery, Alabama.

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61   WILLIAM H. GREEN


William Green was born November 7, 1840 in Montgomery County, the son of Henry J. and Sarah Browder Green, who were married November 11, 1835. Henry was born in 1804 and Sarah in 1816, both in Virginia.
William attended Stewart College in Clarksville and Russellville College at Russellville, Kentucky.
In 1869 William married Cynthia Monroe of Kentucky, born December 26, 1851, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Pendleton Monroe. James was born in 1823 and Elizabeth in 1828, both of Kentucky. They had three children: Mary M., born December 16, 1871; William H., born April 6, 1873, and Louisa M., born November 10, 1877.
In 1861 he joined Company A, Fourteenth Tennessee Volunteers. He was always at the front in all the principal battles in Virginia, but was not wounded. He surrendered with Lee at Appomattox Court House and returned home to farm.
William was a prosperous farmer and very public-spirited. His farm was two miles off the Clarksville & Hopkinsville Pike. It has a elegant house and is in a beautiful place. He died on January 15, 1883 leaving his widow to run the farm.

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62   CYRUS W.GREENFIELD


Cyrus Greenfield was born February 23, 1830 in Todd County, Kentucky, the son of William and Ruth W. Thompson Greenfield. William was born April 3, 1794. Ruth died August 26, 1817, leaving two children. William married Jane Bourne in 1819, she died May 6, 1827 leaving five children. In 1828 he married Mrs. Piety H. Yancy of Tennessee, daughter of Whitmil and Dorathy W. Fort. William and Piety had two children: Cyrus W. and Whitmil F. William died July 2, 1835, and Piety married Col. T.M. Ewing Of Todd County, Kentucky, and she died there on August 11, 1840.
Cyrus attended private schools in Montgomery County and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He graduated in 1853 and returned home to set up practice and run his farm in the northeast corner of Montgomery County.
In 1856 he married Nancy A. Barker of Kentucky. They had six children: Maria N., William B., Eugenia W., Thomas L., Cyrus and Sarah Y.
Cyrus traveled extensively over the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and the West Indies.

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63   WILLIAM MADISON DANIEL


William Madison Daniel was born February 4,1838 in Henderson County, the son of Cole Spencer Daniel and Martha Ann Foster Daniel. Cole Spencer was born in 1801 in Brunswick County, Virginia and died in 1866 in Montgomery County, Tenn. Martha was born in 1809 in Charlotte County, Virginia and died in 1884 in Montgomery County, Tenn. They moved to Tennessee in 1833 and moved to Montgomery County in 1840.
William attended county schools and Stewart College. He then began to study law under Gen. William A. Quarles. He was just beginning practice when the war started.
In 1861 he joined Company A, Fourteenth Tennessee Infantry. He was assigned to the signal department in 1862 and had charge of Lookout Station for Gen. A.P. Hill's division. In 1863 he took charge of the signal department for Gen. Anderson's division. In 1864 he was transferred to the Thirteenth Virginia Cavalry and remained with it until the end of the war. He returned home and resumed his law practice, forming a partnership with Judge R.W. Humphries until 1869 when he joined Gen. Quarles as partner.
On January 31, 1867 he married Minor De Graffenreid of Williamson County. They had six children: Fontaine DrGaffenreid, Margaret Minor DeGraffenreid, Susie Bell, William Madison Jr., Thomas M., and Robert H.
When it was determined to build the Clarksville & Priceton Railroad, he was selected to be its president on account of his financial ability.
In 1877 he returned to his farm, one and a half miles from Clarksville on the Nashville Pike. It was very poor when he bought it and took great expense to bring it up to high cultivation. He then raised purebred Jersey cattle, one of the finest herds in this part of the state.
In 1880 he was nominated for the State Senate. He accepted and was elected. In the Senate he held the position of chairman of the investigating committee. In 1882 he was re-elected and was chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

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64   THOMAS G. DAVIE


Thomas Davie was born September 24, 1847 in Montgomery County, the son of William and Mary Poole Davie, both of North Carolina. William was born in 1796 and died in 1866. Mary was born in 1812 and died in 1852.
Thomas attended the county schools and was a farmer. He bought a farm on Little West Fork of Red River and raised corn, wheat and tobacco.

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65   JESSE A. DAVIDSON


Jesse Davidson was born January 31, 1851 in Montgomery County, the son of Absalom Davidson of English descent. Absalom died in Montgomery County in 1854. He married Martha Whitworth and had three children: John W., Elijah F., and William H. When Martha died in 1846, he married Margaret Stephans of Sumner County of English descent. They had five children: James T., Elizabeth, Jesse A., Rufus M., and Alice E.
Jesse attended the county schools and was a farmer. On October 16, 1881 he married Margaret Walls, born June 5, 1883 in Montgomery County, the daughter of Esquire Walls.
Jesse and Margaret had two children: Jesse H., born June 5, 1883; and George W., born March 21, 1885.

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66   CLAY E. DEAN


Clay Dean was born January 7, 1848 in Clarksville, the son of Elijah H. and Jane B. McCarroll Dean. Elijah was from South Carolina and Jane was a Tennessean. She died January 23, 1853. Elijah the married Jane Bailey of Pennsylvania. They had three children. Elijah died January 13, 1878.
Clay married Felicia A. Channell, of April 24, 1856 in Montgomery County, the daughter of Mathew W. and Allethia Smith Channell, both of Tennessee. Clay and Felicia had five children: Ruth, Kate E., Edith A., Clayra and Finis M.
Clay was a farmer and raised tobacco, he also ran a blacksmith shop and was building contractor. He had a beautiful house.

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67   JAMES D. DUBOISE


James Duboise was born January 11, 1823 in Tennessee, the son of Joel Duboise of South Carolina. Joel came to Dickson County in 1818, he also lived in Stewart County for ten years. He fathered five children: James D., Joel, William, Nancy and Mandy. He died in Natchez, Mississippi of cholera. Mrs. Dubois married a Mr. Milan and moved to Illinois.
James married Milia Milam in 1841. She died in in 1843 and James married Rena Kennedy in 1848.
When the war broke out, James enlisted under Gen. Forrest. He was in the battles of Ft. Donelson and Shiloh.

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68   WILLIAM B. DUNLOP


William Dunlop was born November 23, 1852 in Clarksville, the son of Hugh and Rebecca Talley Dunlop. Hugh came from Scotland and lived in Kentucky, dealing in tobacco. He moved to Montgomery County, continuing his profession and had one child, William. Rebecca died in 1861 and Hugh married Mattie Williams of Arkansas. Hugh died in 1879.
William attended Stewart College in Clarksville and was a farmer. He has an excellent farm on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and raises tobacco and wheat.
In 1880 he married Lizzie Williams of Clarksville, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Williams. They had one child, William B.
William was a member of the Knights of Pythias.

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69   JOHN EDMONSON


John Edmonson was born June 3, 1823 in Tennessee, the son of Samuel and Nancy Jones Edmonson and is of Scottish-English descent. Samuel was born in Mechlenburg County, Virginia in 1787. Nancy was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia in 1797. The family came to Tennessee about 1816; here Samuel died in 1865 and Nancy in 1873.
John was raised on a farm and attended country schools. He began farming on his own when he was nineteen. He married Bedee H. Roberts of Montgomery County, on December 2, 1846. They had nine children.
In 1854 he was elected magistrate and served six years.
Bedee died in 1869, and in 1874 John married Mrs. Louisa Moore Matlock of Wilson County.

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70   ARISTOTLE ELDRIDGE


Aristotle Eldridge was born April 12, 1832 in Virginia, the son of William H. and Elizabeth Scarbrough Eldridge, both of Virginia. William was born in 1800 and Elizabeth in 1803 and died in 1850. William then married Pollie Laird in 1858. Pollie was born in Virginia in 1806 and died 1862. William married again in 1862 to Martha Crowder of Virginia, born in 1806. William died in 1865.
Aristotle married his deceased brother's wife, Bettie W. Eldridge of Tennessee, born September 30, 1836, the daughter of William and Nancy Haynes of North Carolina. Aristotle and Bettie had seven children: Pattie, born June 15, 1860; Edwin, born November 3, 1861; Mary A. W., born July 11, 1862; Sallie B., born June 14, 1866; William H., born January 17, 1867; Lena A., born December 7, 1869; and Pocahontas, born March 8, 1874.
Aristotle was a descendant of the English planter, Rolfe and the Indian princess, Pocahontas.
He went to the university in Nashville in 1856; then to Arkansas and practiced medicine for two years; then returned to Nashville and graduated February 25, 1858. He began merchandising at Palmyra very successfully until 1862, when his property was set on fire and destroyed by Federal soldiers. He practiced medicine after that.

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71   JOHN S. ELDER


John Elder was born December 24, 1852 in Montgomery County, the son of Joshua and Malissa Martin Elder, and is of Scottish-English descent. Joshua was for many years the president of the Branch Bank of Tennessee. He died in Clarksville in 1874, at sixty-nine years of age.
John attended Stewart College in Clarksville and Bryant and Stratton's Business College in Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated in 1874. He then engaged in the hardware business, buying one-third interest in R,S. Moore & Co., and continued until he, in partnership with E. Turnley, bought the business of Moore & Co. In 1877, he bought his partner's interest and conducted business on his own until 1886, when he took his brothers, M.W. and J.E. in association and named the business Elder Bros.
In 1878-79 he erected Elder's Opera House. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias.

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72   J.P. ELEAZER


J.P. Eleazer was born in 1838 in Tennessee, the son of Levi and Susan Weakley Eleazer. Levi was born in 1808 in Tennessee and Susan was born in 1805.
J.P. married Martha M. Weakley in 1868, the daughter of John C. and Nancy Weakley, both of Tennessee. John was born in 1797 and Nancy in 1805. J.P. and Martha had two children, Thomas H. and Robert B.
J.P. was a merchant. He moved to Montgomery County in 1885 and bought the finest tract of land on the South Side. It lies on the Cumberland River, good bottom land and the Louisville & Nashville Railroad runs through it. His elegant house lies 300 yards from the railroad.

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73   WILLIAM J. ELY


William Ely was born October 5, 1835 in Clarksville, the son of Jesse and Charlotte Jamison Ely, of Scottish-English descent. Jesse was born February 12, 1803 in Logan County, Kentucky and died in Clarksville January 19, 1847. He was a hatter and resided in this county many years. Charlotte was born in Montgomery County March 28, 1809. She attended school in the log schoolhouse that stood where the city market house stands now. She died in Clarksville August 17, 1875.
William attended private schools and the Clarksville Male Academy. At fourteen he began the printer's trade in the Chronicle office, remaining for four years. He then served as deputy postmaster for several years, and in 1854 moved to Peaches Mills where he engaged in general merchandising until 1861.
In 1858 he married Fannie Galbreath of Kentucky. She died in 1860 and in 1869 he married Johnie Brown of Kentucky, born 1845. They had one child, Edith, born September 28, 1874.
During the war he was in the ordinance department. In 1865 he worked for B.O. Keesee, hardware merchant for one year. He then went into the tobacco business with Turnley, Ely & Co. until November 1, 1876; from then until 1884, as Turnley, Ely & Kennedy and as Ely & Kennedy. In 1884 he took a position as bookkeeper with Hancock. Fraser & Ragsdale.
William was a Mason and member of the K. of H.

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74   EDWARD B. ELY


Edward Ely was born February 12, 1842 in Clarksville, the son of Jesse and Charlotte Jamison Ely. the brother of William J.
Edward attended county schools and Stewart College in Clarksville. In 1858 he began baking in the confectionery store of G.A. Ligan & Co. and a year later went into business for himself. At one time he was burned out but started again and was very successful.
On August 21, 1867 he married Maria L. Connell of Memphis, born in 1850, the daughter of H.D. and Ann E. Connell. H.D. died in 1874 of yellow fever. Edward and Maria had six children: Edward L., born 1870; Huelin D., born 1872; Jesse L., born 1874; Wharton C., born 1876; Warren, born 1880, and Laura Lee, born in 1885.
In 1882 Edward was elected a director of the First National Bank of Clarksville. He was a member of the K. of H. He was a leading man of the city and a representative of one of the oldest families in the county.

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75   W.L. EVANS


W. L. Evans was born October 15 1832 in Montgomery County, the son of Hugh and Sallie Chisnan Evans. Hugh came to this county in 1826 and bought a farm in the Eighth Distrtict. His father came to this state from Virginia in 1810 and was killed in the war of 1812. Hugh and Sallie had eight children: William L., L.W., W.L., Mary F., Sallie A., Caroline, Ross and Amos.
W.L. attended county schools and was a farmer.
His first wife was Hardin Cherry. They had four children: James, Jennie, Lila and Sallie. Hardin died in 1874. W.L. then married Jane Seay.
He owns a large farm and is highly respected.

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76   L.W. EVANS


L.W. was born in 1834 in Tennessee, son of Hugh and Sallie Chisnan Evans, brother of W.L.
L.W. was a farmer and married Frances Shepherd of Montgomery County, born December 19, 1840, the daughter of Ludwick Shepherd of North Carolina. They had four children: William, Emerson, Sarah and Arthur.
He died in 1871 leaving his widow to look after the large farm and raise the children unaided. She is highly respected.

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77   JOHN FIELDS


John Fields was born September 18, 1805 in Halifax County, Virginia, the son of David and Nancy Fields. David was a blacksmith and farmer, and died in 1840. Nancy died March 18, 1818.
John attended county schools and was a farmer. In 1823 he married Maria Buckley, born in 1804, the daughter of Tapley and Jennie Buckley, both of North Carolina.
John and Maria had seven children: Jane, John P., James C., Elizabeth A., Robert E., Richard F., and Emma T. They own a large farm of well improved land.
John, James and Robert were in the war. John was killed at Sharpsburg, Maryland in 1862. James was killed at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia in 1864. Robert married Lizzie Hopkins in 1877. They had two children: Kittie H. and John T. Elizabeth married W.I. Barbee in 1864 and had four children: Jennie, Emma, Ellen and Ruby T.
The Fields family were among the early settlers of the county and some of them figured conspicuously in the war of 1812.

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78   BENJAMIN B. HACKNEY


Benjamin Hackney was born November 21, 1825 in Montgomery County, the son of Fielding and Elizabeth Hackney of Virginia.
In 1855 Benjamin married Drusilla Hackney, daughter of David Hackney, from Spottsylvania County, Virginia. They had one child, Alice.
Benjamin was a farmer and lived near Oakland. He was well-to-do financially.

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79   JOHN L. HAIL


John Hail was born May 5, 1813 in Halifax County, North Carolina, the son of John H. and Sallie Green Hail. John H. was born about 1783 and was a farmer. He married Sallie Green in 1805. She was born in 1784 in North Carolina. They moved to Montgomery County December 15, 1821; he died here in June 1833; Sallie died May 15, 1864. They had twelve children: Alexander, William, Drury, Eliza, John L., Mary, Elizabeth, Nancy, Benjamin N., Benjamin W., Martha A. and Wilson.
Alexander died about 1809; William died December 7, 1832; Elizabeth died in March of 1833; Drury died in August of 1833; Eliza died in June of 1834; Benjamin W. died about 1858; Mary died March 21, 1869; Martha died April 1, 1878.
John attended country schools and was a shoemaker. He was also in merchandising and farming. He was successful in all he did.

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80   WILLIAM P. HAMBAUGH


William Hambaugh was born July 16, 1854 in Montgomery County, the son of P.C. and Virginia Burgess Hambaugh. P.C. was born in Virginia and Virginia was born in Kentucky. They came to this county in 1842. P.C. clerked in a tobacco house in New Providence later buying interest in it and also was in the grocery business and pork packing until 1858 when he sold out and moved to Ringgold and ran a milling business until 1865. He was the president of the Franklin Bank in Clarksville.
William attended Stewart College and began clerking in a store in New Providence. After six months he bought an interest in Herndon, Gold & Co. at Trice's Landing. He sold his share after a year and bought an interest in the grocery of J.H. Pettis & Co. in New Providence. In 1874 he and Pettis rented the Ringgold Water-Mill and did business as W.P. Hambaugh & Co. William bought the mill in 1875 but lost it that year to fire. He rebuilt it by the end of that year.
In 1875 William married Nina Del. Nisbet, born April 13, 1854 in Georgia, of French descent. They had three children: Catlett N., Virginia B. and William P., Jr.
In 1878 he his grocery interest and bought out his partner in the mill. It was one of the best mills in this county. It was on Little West Fork at Red River near the Clarksville & Hopkinsville Pike.

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81   HERBERT O. HAMBAUGH


Herbert Hambaugh was born June 4, 1858 in Ringgold, Montgomery County. He was the brother of William.
Herbert attended Austin Peay University and Vanderbilt University. He was in business with his father for some time but in 1884 bought the woolen and flour mills known as Peacher's Mills. His products became famous throughout the state and were superior to any. He also was in the grocery and general merchandise business and was considered one of the county's best business men.
In 1882 he married Nellie Cabaniss, born March 28, 1860, the daughter of L.D. Cabaniss, who was a very prominent dentist in Clarksville. Herbert and Nellie had one child, Lucy Bell, born March 9, 1883.
Herbert was a member of the F. & A.M. and Knights of Pythias.

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82   A. SCOTT HAMMON


Scott Hammon was born September 20, 1857 in Georgia, the son of J.E. Hammon. J.E. was born October 16, 1825 in Georgia. J.E. moved his family to Kentucky in 1866.
Scott moved to Montgomery County and bought a farm on Garrettsburg Road in District 3. He raised corn, wheat and tobacco, later raising stock.
On February 22, 1881 he married Mrs. Carrie Mason, born 1848 in Kentucky. They had one child: Carrie L., born April 23, 1885.
Scott was well-respected by all.

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83   THOMAS R. HANCOCK


Thomas Hancock was born July 17, 1842 in Charlotte County, Virginia, the son of N.H. and Palina G. Rudd Hancock and is of English descent. Both parents were born in 1807 in Virginia; N.H.'s father, Martin Hancock was also born in Virginia. Palina died in 1847 in Virginia.
Thomas attended county schools but was unable to continue because of the war. In 1861 he joined the Brook Neal Rifles of Campbell County, Virginia, and was made second lieutenant. After it disbanded he joined Company A, Twenty-first Virginia, Second Brigade of Jackson's division and served until the end of the war. He was wounded at the battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia.
In 1866 he moved to Trigg County, Kentucky and started a dry goods business. After two years he moved to New Providence and was bookkeeper for Thomas Herndon for two years. In 1871 he went to Hopkinsville, Kentucky and was in the tobacco business until 1879. He was then tobacco inspector in New York City for four years. He returned to Kentucky and opened a commission tobacco house with three partners. In 1884 he moved to Clarksville and opened another tobacco house.
On January 26, 1875 Thomas married Rebecca E. Ragsdale, born in 1853 in Kentucky. They had four children: William M., James W., Douglas B. and Thomas R., Jr.
He was a very successful man though not wealthy.

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84   THOMAS T. HARPER


Thomas Harper was born July 12, 1832 in Montgomery County, the son of David and Ailsey Lee Harper of Virginia. David was born in 1800 and died in 1848. Ailsey was born in 1798 and died in 1870.
Thomas married Mary E. Collins, born in 1838 in Tennessee, the daughter of David and Eliza Bowe Collins. David was born in Ohio and Eliza in Tennessee. Thomas and Mary had seven children: Stacker D., William D., Eliza A., Thomas M., Julia L., Minnie L. and Samuel R.
Mary died in 1876 and Thomas married Catharine Collins born in 1853, sister of Mary.
In 1858 he was elected constable for nine years in his district. In 1873 he was elected magistrate in his district and held this office nine years.
In 1872 he bought a farm on Hurricane Creek outside of Collinsville on the main road to Clarksville and was a successful farmer.

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85   WILLIAM C. HARRIS


William Harris was born September 27, 1850 in Tennessee, the son of Sampson C. and Jane Mathews Harris.
William married Lucy Swift, born September 30, 1854 in Tennessee. They had five children: John W., Edgar, Sampson C., Sidney B. and Thomas C.
William owned a farm on Barton's Creek one-half mile from Collinsville, a quarter of a mile from the Clarksville-Dickson road . He raised corn and tobacco and had a large house. He was well-liked by all.
The Harris family was among the early settlers of Montgomery County and is highly respected. They figured largely in the war of 1812.

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86   JOHN HARRIS


John Harris was born October 1, 1808, the son of Austin and Nonnie Almon Harris of Virginia. Austin was a member of the old Harris family and a farmer. He settled in Todd County, Kentucky and later in Montgomery County, where he died in 1848. Nonnie was the daughter of a very prominent Methodist minister in Virginia. Nonnie died in Montgomery County in 1873.
John married Mary E. Johnson, daughter of Aquilla and Martha Johnson of Virginia. Aquilla was born in 1785 and Martha in 1789. John and Mary had nine children: Thomas H., William M., Elizabeth A., Aquilla J., Martha L., Marcellus A., Sarah M., Lavinia B. and George J.
Thomas was in the war and was killed in the battle of Shiloh in 1862.
William H. was in the war also and was in the battles of Ft. Henry and Ft. Donelson. He was captured at Donelson but escaped and reorganized with Sidney Johnson and was in the battle of Shiloh.
Aquilla was also in the war and was in the battles of Shiloh, Ft. Henry and Ft. Donelson; he was captured at the battle of Manassas and held until the end of the war. He returned home and married Laura T. Gordon. They had seven children: Edgar A., Ray G., Hilder J., Ressa G., Mary S., Inez, John R. and Birdie B.
Elizabeth A. married J.K. Muir in 1861. They had four children: John T., Mattie F., James H. and Bessie M.
In 1872 Marcellus Harris married Martha A. Jones. They had four children: Mary J., Willie H., James R., Pattie F., Thomas F., John T. and George M.
In 1874 Lavina B. Harris married William W. Redmon, deputy sheriff in Davidson County. They had four children: Mary E., Jessie B., Collie L. and Zylphia.
In 1875 George J. Harris married Katharine Hancock. They had three children: Irene M., Walter and Anna May.
In 1876 Martha F. married W.P. Kennedy and farmed on the old Harris homestead.

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87   J.M. HARRIS


J.M. was born September 25, 1846 in Tennessee, the son of William S. and Eliza W. Jones Harris. William was born in 1806 in Virginia and came to Tennessee in 1828. Eliza was born in 1815 in Virginia and came to Tennessee as a child. William and Eliza were married in 1830. They had seven children.
J.M. attended the best schools in Christian county, Kentucky and Montgomery County, Tennessee.
At sixteen he joined Company A, Second Kentucky Cavalry, and was in several principal battles. He surrendered and was paroled in 1865 and returned home.
In early life he began farming and was very successful.
On November 19, 1884 he married Etta Ragsdale, born September 20, 1862 in Virginia, the daughter of I.S. Ragsdale. Her mother was a Scroggin.

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88   THOMAS L. HARVIE


Thomas Harvie was born December 31, 1842 in Scotland, the son of Thomas and Janet Longwill Harvie. Both parents were born in 1822 and they both died in 1852 in Scotland.
Thomas attended school in Scotland and was apprenticed to a dry goods business then a grocery. He came to America in 1867 and settled in Marshall County, Kentucky and worked in the tobacco business. He lived there seven years then moved to Paducah, Kentucky.
In 1877 he came to Clarksville and worked for T.D. Luckett & Co. for four years. In 1881 he went into business for himself as a stemmer and dealer in tobacco. He had a three-story building 64 X 144.
In 1880 he married Marie Harvey of Elkton, Kentucky. They had one child, Roy L.

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89   ARCH HEGGIE


Arch Heggie was born February 17, 1836 in Montgomery County, the son of John and Betsey Powell Heggie. John was born in 1779 in North Carolina and died in 1827. He married his first wife, Pollie Hunt. They had six children. Pollie died in 1833. He then married Betsey, born in Tennessee and died in 1842. They had five children.
Arch attended county schools and was a railroad carpenter.
On November 20, 1860 he married Jane Rose of Tennessee, the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Suiter Rose. Isaac was born in North Carolina in 1806 and Elizabeth was born in Tennessee in 1810, she died in 1883. Arch and Jane had seven children: Laura, Lydia A., Wiley F., Levi S.H., Beadie W., John I. and Sallie W.
After his marriage he began farming, raising tobacco and corn. He was also a speculator in tobacco.

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90   SAMUEL A. HINTON


Samuel Hinton was born January 26, 1848 in Dickson County, the son of John H. and Frances S. Lines Hinton. John was born May 27, 1816 in Virginia. He moved to Clarksville in 1833. He married Frances in 1840. She was born August 26, 1821 in Clarksville, the daughter of William Lines, who built one of the first houses in Clarksville and was the first jailor. John was a minister and teacher; he died September 26, 1864 and Frances died July 20, 1877. They had eleven children: John L., Catharine A., Sarah A., Samuel A., Mary L., James H., William R., Martha H., Richard W., Fannie L. and John O.
In 1872 Samuel married Julia M. Mills, born January 10, 1852 in Montgomery County, the daughter of Thomas and Caroline Mills.
Samuel and Julia had six children: Ruth, Carrie, Burr, Mills, Eugene and Edgar.
Samuel was a successful farmer and owned a good farm in District 17. He is highly respected.

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91   SAMUEL HODGSON


Samuel Hodgson was born in England and came to America in 1842. He lived in Illinois and Indiana for ten years before settling in Clarksville.
In early life he apprenticed in the marble business. He went into business for himself in Tennessee on a limited scale but by his many sterling qualities was soon one of the most extensive marble dealers in the South. He imported marble statuary and monuments from Italy and also dealt in native granites and imported granite from Scotland.
Samuel was a prominent real estate owner. He built and owned some of the best business houses in the city, including the Farmers and Merchants Bank.
He married Julia Kearney and had seven children: Charles W., Samuel J., Frank T., Jesse F. and Lee M. Two daughters died in infancy.
Samuel was one of the most worthy and upright business men in the city.

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92   WILLIAM I. HOLMES


William Holmes was born July 21, 1810 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, the son of Andrew and Ann Irvine Holmes and is of Scottish-Irish descent. Andrew was born in Pennsylvania in 1770; his father was born in Ireland in 1730 and came to America in 1756. He commanded a company of partisan rangers during the Revolutionary war and died in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1810. Andrew died in Pennsylvania in1855. Ann was born in Pennsylvania in 1771 and died in 1850.
William attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, graduated in 1829 and began to study medicine in the office of Dr. J.K. Finley. He attended lectures at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1834. He came to Montgomery County that year and practiced here thirty-five years. He moved to Clarksville in 1869 to retire. For some time he was the only physician between Clarksville and Charlotte and had a very extensive practice.
On October 22, 1846 he married Agnes A. Allen, born December 26, 1824, the daughter of Nathaniel H. Allen, a lawyer, farmer and State senator. They had six children: John A., born in 1847; Mary, born in 1853; Lucy, born in 1857; Sarah H., born in 1863; Alfred, born in 1865; one child died. Agnes died October 13, 1865.
William was a prominent man for many years and was a leading member of the church. He owned a very large farm of over 2,000 acres.

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93   JAMES OBEDIAH RAGLIN HOOPER


James Hooper was the son of James B. and Eliza Hodge Hooper of Irish descent. James B. was born in Tennessee in 1809, the son of William A. Hooper of North Carolina. James B. died January 10,1881 and Eliza on December 5, 1879.
James attended the county schools and worked on his father's farm. Later he clerked in the store of James Alley in Turnersville, Tennessee.
In 1861 he joined the Forty-ninth Regiment, Tennessee Infantry and served until the surrender of Ft. Donelson. He was not captured, as he was sick and at home on furlough. When he recovered he reported to Port Hudson where his regiment was reorganized after its exchange in 1862. He served with this and other regiments, and finally surrendered with the Fourth Tennessee Regiment at Greensboro, North Carolina.
In 1866 he married Ann Jane Rogers, the daughter of Callum and Nancy Rogers. James and Ann had four children: Viola, Charles A., Thuanice and Annie M.
In 1870 he bought a good farm and was a successful farmer.

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94   EDWARD M. HOWARD


Edward Howard was born August 8, 1853 in Clarksville, the son of Edward and Mary Crusman Howard, and is of English descent. Edward, the elder, was born in Sumner County about 1798 and died in 1853; Mary was born in Clarksville in 1802 and died in 1854. Edward was raise by Mary's relatives.
He attended private schools and in 1867 he began clerking in the grocery store of J.J. Crusman. He worked there for three years, then attended Stewart College in Clarksville, graduating in 1874.
Edward returned to work for Mr. Crusman as bookkeeper and confidential clerk. In 1880 he went to New Orleans and worked as a representative of a Cincinnati firm. In 1881 he returned to Clarksville and in 1882 formed a partnership with J.J. Crusman, the wholesale-retail grocery of Crusman & Howard.

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95   LOUIS C. HUFFMAN


Louis Huffman was born April 22, 1853 in Virginia. He came to Tennessee with his parents when quite young. His father was born in 1804 and his mother in 1812, both in Virginia.
He attended New Providence schools.
In 1880 Louis married Mattie J. Mason, born in 1866 in Tennessee. Her father was a Tennessean and her mother was from Kentucky. Louis and Mattie had three children: Thomas H., Fannie M. and Mattie L.
He had a general store in New Providence for three years, then, in 1878, he relocated to Ringgold. He was also the Postmaster there.

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96   BENJAMIN W. HUMBER


Benjamin W. was born March 3, 1833 in Todd County, Kentucky, the son of Edward and Lucy Wisdom Humber. Edward came from Virginia in 1832 to Todd County where he farmed. He moved to Hopkinsville, then Trenton. In 1854 he moved to Montgomery County, where he died in 1875.
Benjamin W. went into business in 1855 in Montgomery County. He taught school until 1861 when he joined the Forty-ninth Tennessee under Col. Bailey. He was disbanded at Greensboro, North Carolina.
Benjamin W. returned to Montgomery County and taught at Woodlawn. He was considered one of the best educators of that time.
In 1866 he married M.R. Greenhill of this county. They had six children: W.H., M.J., A.L., M.F., C.M., and Lizzie L.
Benjamin W. was a member of the F. & A.M. and is well-respected by all.

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97   JOHN HURST


John Hurst was born March 29, 1841 in Montgomery County, the son of Frank and Eliza Flack Hurst of North Carolina and is of Scottish descent. Frank was born in Tennessee in 1810 and was a farmer. He died in Texas in 1873. Eliza was born in Todd County, Kentucky in 1818.
John attended country schools and began clerking in 1859 for S.F. Beaumont in a hardware store until 1861 when he joined Company H, Fourteenth Tennessee Volunteers, and served four years. He was captured in 1863 outside Gettysburg and was held seven months.
In 1865 he began clerking in the grocery house of J.J. Crusman and worked for eleven years. In 1878 he went into business for himself, and from 1883 was strictly wholesale. He employed seven salesmen and had the largest house of the kind in his part of the county.
In 1872 he married Amaryllis Smith of Louisa County, Virginia. They had three children: Ethel, Walton and Sallie.
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98   THOMAS H. HYMAN


Thomas Hyman was born December 28, 1837 in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Samuel and Henrietta B. Oliver Hyman and of English-Irish descent. Samuel was born in England in 1812 and came to America when quite small. They first lived in New York, but moved to Louisville where his father died in 1882. Henrietta was born in Missouri in 1817.
Thomas attended private schools and was a pupil of William Butler at the time he was killed by Mat Ward. He attended a Catholic college in Louisville for awhile and then spent a year at Boyd's Commercial College, getting a good business education.
In 1856 he came to Clarksville and was a tobacco auctioneer for twenty years and was one of the best at the Clarksville Tobacco Exchange.
In 1860 he married Eva H. Cooper born in 1842 in New Orleans. They had three children: Samuel A., Emma M., and Edward J.
He was city marshal in 1862 and chief of the fire department for eleven years. He was a member of the city council for ten years and was one of the leaders in the establishment of the public schools.
Thomas was a Royal Arch Mason; in the Blue Lodge he was senior deacon for many years.

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99   MARTIN VAN BUREN INGRAM


Martin Ingram was born June 20, 1832 in Montgomery County, the son of Moses and Cytha Halsell Ingram and is of English descent; the Ingram family originally settled in North Carolina in the 1600's. Moses was born in 1780 in North Carolina and died in 1852. Moses was married twice, his first wife was Nancy Darnell with whom he had four children. He was a hatter by trade.
Martin took care of his father's farm and negroes at age seventeen and when his father died, he was guardian of his younger brothers and sisters and managed his mother's affairs until her death in August of 1856. He then bought the farm but sold it two years later to engage in the manufacture of wagons and buggies in Clarksville with J.R. Miller but soon quit..
On February 8, 1860 he married Annie L. Farmer, the daughter of Dr. Willis H. Farmer of Springfield, Tennessee. They had seven children: Emmett, Willis, Lannie, Warren, Emma, Georgie and Talbert.
Martin joined Hawkins' battalion which was attached to Manney's brigade. He was honorably discharged on April 27 for disability, right after the battle of Shiloh.
After the war ended he and Archie Thomas started publishing the Robertson Register at Springfield, but soon bought out his partner. The paper was suspended when Martin came to Clarksville to begin publishing the Clarksville Tobacco Leaf.
He joined the Masons in 1856 and was a deacon with the Baptist Church in Graysville, Kentucky. In 1869 he transferred his membership to Clarksville where he was soon elected clerk of the Bethel Baptist Association and served three terms.

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From: History of Tennessee Illustrated

100   NATHANIEL P. IRBY


Nathaniel Irby was born November 22, 1826 in Tennessee, the son of Geral T. and Martha Woodfin Irby of Virginia, both born in 1784.
In 1852 Nathaniel married Mary N. Waller, born September 13, 1832 in Tennessee, the daughter of Daniel and Sallie O. Waller. Daniel was born in North Carolina in 1803; Sallie was born in Virginia in 1804.
Nathaniel and Mary had ten children: Mary E., Geral T., Ben D., George E., Charley T., Martha E., John R., William W., Sallie A.E. and Nancy F.
Nathaniel was a farmer and respected by all.



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