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From: History of Tennessee Illustrated

101   JAMES HICKMAN JOHNSON


James Johnson was born October 8, 1840, the son of Cave and Elizabeth Dortch Johnson.
He attended the best schools and was a student in the law department of Cumberland University when the war started. He joined Capt. Forbes' company, afterwards part of Company A, Fourteenth Tennessee Regiment, and was elected lieutenant of Company G of the same regiment then promoted to captain. Owing to Col. Forbes' death he was the one to surrender to Gen Grant at Appomattox Court House, April 9, 1865 at the command of Gen. Lee. He was severely wounded at Cedar Run, Virginia, Aug 9.
On October 15, 1867 he married Mary Boyd, born October 1, 1843, the daughter of George C. and Virginia C. Boyd. They had two children: Cave, born July 24, 1868 and died August 1, 1869; George Boyd, born May 12, 1870.
James died at Clarksville, October 28, 1880 and was buried at Greenwood Cemetery.

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102   THOMAS DICKSON JOHNSON


Thomas was born January 21, 1842 in Robertson County, the son of Cave and Elizabeth Dortch Johnson.
He attended the best schools and colleges and was a student at the military school in Nashville, and also attended the University of North Carolina. He studied law briefly but the was broke out.
In 1861 he joined Company A, Fourteenth Tennessee. In 1862 he was wounded at Gaines Mill, Virginia; in 1863 wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia; also wounded at Chancellorsville. He served to the end of the war and surrendered with General Lee's army.
In 1865 he began to study medicine in Clarksville and later attended the medical department of the University of Virginia and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, Maryland, graduating in 1869. He was resident at Bayview Hospital for a time, but in 1875 moved to Clarksville and practiced for ten years.
In 1875 he received an appointment by the Egyptian Government as staff surgeon with the rank of major in the Egyptian Army. He went with the army to Abyssinia and on March 7, 1876, was wounded with a spear at the battle of Goura and held captive forty-eight days, suffering great hardships. He owed his life to Rass Walda Celessie, the noted chief. He was decorated with the Order of Medjedieh, and is the only Tennessean who was ever decorated by a foreign government. He foresaw the financial failure of Egptian finances so resigned and came home.
Thomas was one of the leading physicians in Tennessee.
In 1880 he married Carrie Lurton, daughter of Dr. L.L. Lurton. They had three children: Sarah, Thomas Dickson Jr. and Polk Grundy, Jr.

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103   POLK GRUNDY JOHNSON


Polk Johnson was born November 2, 1844 in Clarksville, the son of Cave and Elizabeth Johnson.
Polk attended private schools and tutoring until 1858, when he entered Stewart College.
In 1861 he joined Company A, Forty-ninth Tennessee Regiment under Capt. J.E. Bailey. He was at the battle of Ft. Donelson and surrendered with his company February 16, 1862. He was held prisoner at Camp Douglas, Illinois until exchanged at Vicksburg in September of 1862. He served until September of 1863 when he was detailed for duty at the headquarters of Brig.-Gen. Quarles, and September of 1864, was appointed first lieutenant and aid-de-camp. His commission was signed by John C. Breckenridge. He served until Gen. Quarles was disabled, then he was assigned duty as assistant inspector-general on Gen. McComb's staff and was his only personal staff officer at the surrender of Gen. Lee at Appomattox Court House.
After Polk returned home he went to Canada and attended McGill College in Montreal. He then attended the law department of the Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee and graduated in 1868. He associated with Gen. Quarles in his law practice until his appointment as clerk and master of the chancery court in 1870.
On October 1, 1868 he married Emma V. Robb, daughter of Col. Alfred Robb who was killed at Ft. Donelson in 1862. Emma died in 1872 and in 1875, Polk married Nannie W. Tyler, of Montgomery County, daughter of Hon. John D. Tyler. Polk and Nannie had two children: Cave and Mildred.
In 1871, he was reappointed clerk and master of the chancery court for a term of six years, was re-elected in 1877, and again in 1883.
Polk was active in the city and county and much interested in its history. With several others, he was instrumental in building up the beautiful Riverview Cemetery. He was also treasurer for the Trinity Church.

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104   WILLIAM P. JOHNSON


William Johnson was born September 25, 1848 in Montgomery County, the son of James C. and Frances E. Coleman, of Scottish-Irish descent. James was born in 1811 and died in 1873. He was a farmer.
William attended county schools ,Washington Lee University at Lexington, Virginia, and Bryant & Stratton's Commercial College at Louisville, Kentucky.
William worked on his father's farm and took complete control when his father died. His farm was called Lake View, 700 acres about ten miles from Clarksville. He raised tobacco, wheat, corn and hay. His stock consisted of Jersey cattle, Southdown sheep and Berkshire hogs in immense numbers.
On November 14, 1871 he married Bettie W. Marshall, born February 7, 1855 in Green County, Kentucky, the daughter of W.B. and Martha A. Marshall. William and Bettie had two children: Mary B., born July 22, 1873 and James T., born June 28, 1875.
William was a stockholder and director of the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Clarksville.

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105   M. CLARK JOHNSON


Clark Johnson was born September 1, 1841 in Montgomery County, the son of Alexander L. and Diana C. W. Terry Johnson. Alexander was born in Virginia and came to Tennessee about 1819. He worked at many different jobs before buying a farm. Diana died in 1871.Alexander and Diana had nine children.
Clark attended John D. Tyler School and James Ross School.
In 1861 he joined the Fiftieth Tennessee Infantry and served until its surrender at Ft. Donelson; he escaped and joined the Thirteenth Tennessee Infantry and served with that regiment until the battle of Shiloh, when he was transferred to the First Kentucky Cavalry and served with that regiment until 1862. He then joined the Second Kentucky Cavalry in Gen. Morgan's brigade and served with him until the end of the war. He was with Morgan north of the Ohio, but before the surrender he crossed the river as advance guard, made his escape and joined a portion of Morgan's command in West Virginia.
In 1866 Clark married Mary J. Wilcox, daughter of Dr. C.L. and Amanda Wilcox of St. Louis. The Dr. died July 21, 1880. They had five children: Emmarene, Sadie, Lizzie, Ewing and Edward Y.
Clark owned a large farm called Pine Grove and farmed and raised purebred cattle, sheep and hogs. He was a member of the Guthrie grange and P. of H.

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106   ROBERT L. JOHNSON


Robert Johnson was born May 25, 1829 in Tennessee, the son of Len H. and Mary W. Kendrick Johnson and the grandson of Teresha Johnson. Len was born September 3, 1797 in Virginia. He came to Tennessee at an early age and bought a farm. He was appointed postmaster under Jackson's administration and kept the office at his house. Game was plentiful, and he and Cave Johnson spent may days hunting and fishing together. Mary was born March 16, 1803 in Virginia. Len and Mary were married March 22, 1820 and had seven children.
Robert married Victoria Greenwood, born August 17, 1838 in Tennessee, the daughter of William M. and Jane C. Greenwood.
Robert and Victoria had five children: Carrie A., Minnie L., Greenwood, Robert O. and one unnamed.
Victoria died on February 26, 1883 and on August 22, 1883 Robert married Eliza J. Hinton, born February 29, 1837 in Virginia, the daughter of Benjamin J. and Elvira Hinton.
Robert owns a large house on a hill near the West Fork of the Red River and can be seen for a considerable distance around. He had fine clover fields and raises corn, wheat and tobacco.
He was respected by all.

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107   M.L. JOSLIN


M.L. was born December 29, 1836 in Dickson County, the son of Henderson and Martha Lee Joslin, of English descent. Henderson was born in 1809 in Dickson County and died in 1840, Martha was born in 1809 in Williamson County.
M.L. was raised on a farm and , in 1854, learned harness-making. He spent four years in the Confederate Army.
In 1861 he married M.V. Walter of Dover, Stewart County. They had seven children: Mattie V., William W., Fonnie, Minnie, John, Edward and Charles.
M.L. was a Mason and had a large and very busy harness store in Clarksville. He was well-to do financially.

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108   JOHN W. KEESEE


The Keesee family traces to John Keesee, who was born in Virginia in 1783. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and came to Tennessee in 1816 and settled in Montgomery County. He was a farmer and one of the early pioneer settlers and died in 1867. He was the father of nine children: Mary, Ann R., G.S., Reuben, John A., William P., B.O., P.H., and R. J., who was a Confederate soldier and died in 1865.
Bellfield O. came to Clarksville in 1846 and was a leading business man. He organized the Montgomery Savings Institution, later called the Clarksville National Bank. He died December 26, 1875.
G.S. Keesee was born in 1817 in Montgomery County. His mother was was Mary Bourne Keesee of Port Royal, born in 1831 and died in 1854. The father was a farmer.
John W. was raised on a farm and came to Clarksville in 1868. He attended country schools and Stewart College in Clarksville. He worked for his uncle B.O. Keesee for a number of years, but in 1873 went into business for himself in partnership with M.C. Northington. They were in the tobacco business for two years, then went into wholesale and retail groceries. They had one of the leading firms in this part of Tennessee.
In 1877 John married Eva Simpson of Alabama, born in 1855, the daughter of W.T. Simpson. They had two children: Lulu S. and John W.
John was a member of the Knights of Pythias.

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109   JAMESD. KENDRICK


JAMES D. was born January 17, 1822, the son of Dennis L. and Nancy H. Duncan Kendrick. Dennis was born in North Carolina and died there. Nancy came to Tennessee in 1826 and settled in District 4 of Montgomery County. She died December 3, 1868 and was buried in the Kendrick burial ground. She was the mother of three children: Lucy A., J.H. and James D. In 1885 J.H. died and was buried beside his mother.
In 1864 J.D. married Frances J. Johnson of North Carolina. They had five children: Carrie, Maurice D., Laudie, James D. and Ione. Ione died in 1876.
James D. owned a fine farm and raised stock. He was very influential in the county.

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110   JAMES C. KENDRICK


James Kendrick was born January 17, 1845 in Montgomery County, near LaFayette, Kentucky, the son of James and Sarah L. Smith Kendrick. James was from Virginia and Sarah was from North Carolina. They came to Tennessee in 1820 and settled in Montgomery County, where James, the father, died in 1847.
James attended county schools and Center College in Boyd County, Kentucky. He farmed until 1872, then went into the tobacco warehouse business in the firm of Kendrick, Pettus & Co., one of the leading tobacco firms of the South.
In 1869 he married Nettie Donahue, daughter of T.J. Donahue, who was an eminent physician in this county. James and Nettie had five children: Charles B., Harriet B., Maude B., James and Sarah.
James was very well-to do financially.

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111   WILLIAM H. KILLEBREW


William Killebrew was born May 13, 1838 in Christian County, Kentucky, the son of George W. and Mary Ann Moore Killebrew. George was born February 13, 1814 in Montgomery County and died February 20, 1871. Mary Ann was born March 31, 1819 in Kentucky.
In 1861 William bought a large farm of good land where he settled. On November 3, 1864 he married Nora Johnson of Montgomery County. They had twelve children: George G., Emma L., Fannie, George H., Samuel, J.F. J., Mary M., Nora, Lizzie, Nora, William H. and Meek; the last three died.
William attended Bethel College in Kentucky. He started with little means and became a very successful farmer.

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112   DAVID KINCANNON


David Kincannon was born December 2, 1827 in McMinn County, the son of Frank and Elizabeth McCroskey Kincannon, and is of Irish descent. Frank was born in 1800 in Sevier County, the son of George Kincannon, born in Virginia in 1765. and Elizabeth was born in 1802 in Sevier County and died in 1866. George died in Tennessee. Frank was the first registrar in Bradley County and held that office until his death in 1844.
David attended country schools in Bradley County and, in 1847, learned the tinner's trade. He apprenticed for two years, then went into business for himself until the war broke out.
In 1852 he married Lucretia F. Britton, born February 18, 1828 in McMinn County, the daughter of William and Mary Britton. David and Lucretia had four children: Fannie A., Walter B., Mary E. and James C.
In 1865 he came to Clarksville and opened a tin shop and contiued for ten years. In 1868 he added a full line of crockery and in 1879 a complete stock of hardware. He had one of the most extensive businesses of its kind in the State. He lost much in a fire in 1878.
David was one of the leading Masons in this part of the State, becoming Knight Templar in 1867.

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113   WILLIAM KLEEMAN


William Kleeman was born May 6, 1835 in Bavaria, Germany, the son of S.W. and Fannie Meyer Kleeman, of German descent. S.W. was born in 1783 and died in 1849; Fannie was born in 1804 and died in 1852.
William attended school in Bavaria and , when ten years old, began learning the butcher trade. At the age of fifteen he left home and worked for two years as a journeyman butcher.
He came to America in 1852 and settled in New York where he worked as a butcher for ten years in the Union and Washington Markets.
In 1858 William married Amelia Rothschild, born 1839 in Bavaria and came to this country in 1852. They had six children: Seward, Isaac, Daisy, Arthur, Violet and Edward C.
In 1862 he went to Shelbyville, Illinois and in 1865, came to Clarksville and was in the mercantile business until 1878, when he began a butchering business, the first daily market the city ever had, and was the leading butcher in this section of the State.
In 1882 he was elected to the city council and re-elected in 1885, again in 1886 and was chairman of that committee.
William was a member of the Masons, I.O.O.F., and Knights of Pythias. He was a member of the school board in 1886 and was chief of the fire department.

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114   J.W. LOCKERT


J.W. was born June 11, 1828 in Montgomery County, the son of William and Elizabeth McFaddon Lockert. William was born in South Carolina and Elizabeth in Tennessee. William bought a farm on the south side of the Red River and raised his family there.
J.W. attended county schools and learned blacksmithing in Clarksville.
In 1852 he married Sarepta Wilson, of Montgomery County, daughter of Samuel and Polly Wilson. They had four children: William S., Charles C., Hamilton E. and Clayton.
In 1861 J.W. raised a company of soldiers for the Confederacy and was commissioned captain of it. They joined the Fourteenth Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, and was designated Company K. He was soon promoted to major of his regiment, and a few months later was promoted to lieutenant colonel. He was in all the battles including Gettysburg, where he received a severe gunshot wound. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war until the end of the conflict.
Sarepta died in 1864 and in 1867 J.W. married Sarah Miles of Robertson County, the daughter of Andrew and Kittie Miles. They had one child, Rebel Lee.
J.W. was a farmer after the war and for some years ran a sawmill in this and Robertson Counties.

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115   THOMAS DADE LUCKETT


Thomas was raised in Missouri and at age fifteen returned to Kentucky. In 1860 he began clerking in a drug store in Owensboro, Kentucky.
In 1862 he joined Company C, Third Kentucky Cavalry. He was in Morgan's command and was captured in 1863. He was kept at Camp Douglas, Illinois for eighteen months. He rejoined his company until the end of the war. At one time he had seven brothers in the war; Robert was killed at Stone River; William was wounded at Vicksburg and afterward died in the hospital; and L.D. was killed at Perryville in 1862.
Thomas returned home and worked for Kerr, Clark & Co. in Eddyville for eight years. In 1875 he came to Clarksville and formed a partnership with M.H. and L.R. Clark in the general tobacco business and was quite successful.
In 1869 he married Maria Gracey, born December of 1843 in Kentucky. They had three children: Mary S., Gracey H. and Robbie.
Thomas was a member of the city council and a leading man of the city.

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116   BERRY LYLE


Berry Lyle was born January 29, 1831 in Montgomery County. When eight years old he hired out on a farm for $3 a month. He worked a great deal at iron furnaces and often put in extra hours working late at night.
He did very well in school and was recommended by his last teacher as competent to teach school. He soon was hired at a school and taught for six months, then worked as a clerk for a year at the Yellow Creek Furnace. He taught school and clerked in stores for several years.
In 1854 he and his brother went to Missouri where, after a short time his brother was taken ill and they returned home.
In March, 1855 Berry married Alley N. Trice, born February 12, 1839 in Tennessee, the daughter of John and Harriet Trice. They had seven children: Emily C., Henry J., Ida E., Margaret E., Lulie A., James T. and Sarepta. Harriet died June 14, 1866.
In 1860 he was elected justice of the peace in District 8 and served until he sold his farm and moved to New Providence where he started a livery and tobacco business. In 1865 he was elected sheriff, and in 1867 was elected State Senator. In 1870 he was appointed postmaster at New Providence and served for seven years.
On September 30, 1872 Berry married Eliza A. Trice Alsup, born November 17, 1841 in Tennessee and died April 29, 1881. Berry and Eliza had two children: Berry H. and Beulah A.
Berry went back to farming and dealt in tobacco.

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117   HENRY LYLE


Henry Lyle was born December 12, 1813 in Montgomery County, the son of Jordan and Annie Bumpass Lyle, both of North Carolina, of English- Scottish-Welsh descent. Jordan moved to Tennessee in 1807. He died in 1845 and Annie died in 1861.
Henry attended county schools and in 1848 was elected tax collector of Montgomery County, which office he held for thirteen years. In 1872 he bought a fine farm, where he lived, and three other farms in this county and one in Houston County.
Henry married Jane E. McCorkle, born January 26, 1816 in Tennessee, the daughter of Abraham and Sallie Lytle McCorkle, of South Carolina. Henry and Jane had thirteen children: Albert P. Sallie A., Louisa J., Mary D., Henry T., Sarepta A., Martha E., Edward, Lucy A., an unnamed infant, Robert A., Samuel F. and Laura B.

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118   WILLIAM J. LYLE


William Lyle was born July 21, 1836 in Montgomery County, the son of James and Sallie A. McCorkle Lyle. James was born in 1809 and Sallie in 1814, both in Tennessee. James died in 1855.
William married Elizabeth Batson, born September 6, 1842 in Tennessee, the daughter of Carney and Maria Williams Batson. Carney was born in 1811 in Tennessee and Maria in 1820 in Virginia.
William and Elizabeth had eleven children: Sallie M., Clay, Carney B., Annie, Lizzie, Martha G., Robert, John A., Louis L., James R., Kate and an unnamed infant who died in 1876.
William was a farmer and moved to Collinsville in 1875, where he opened a store. He was also postmaster of Collinsville and respected by all.

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119   WILLIAM J. MACCORMAC


William MacCormac was born July 5, 1838 in Scotland, the son of John and Lydia Brett MacCormac. John was a merchant in Edinburgh, Scotland; Lydia was born in Newry, Ireland.
William left home before finishing school and came to America. After much wandering, he came to Clarksville in 1855 and began to study photography. After the surrender of Ft. Donelson he sold his business and, for the rest of the war, served as photographer in the topographical engineer corps of Sherman's army, though he was a Union man.
In 1866 he returned to Scotland for the third time since coming to America and came back that year. He settled in Louisville, Kentucky in the grocery and commission business, and later engaged in the wholesale manufacture of boots and shoes under the name MacCormac & Cullen.
In 1870 he returned to Clarksville and set up as a photographer. His study in Europe and the large cities of America made him one of the best artists in the State. He was a member of the Photographers Association and was vice-president of it for one year.
He was a Mason and member of Clarksville Command of Knights Templar.
In 1871 he married Mary Leonard, daughter of Col. T.D. Leonard, who was born in Onondaga County, New York. He came to Tennessee in 1840 and traveled throughout the Southern States as agent and dealer in patent rights. In 1845, T.D. began keeping a livery stable in Clarksville, doing quite well. In 1849 he married Mrs. Tredonia Dalney, daughter of Dr. John H. Marable. The colonel organized a company for an adventure to California and started out the morning after his wedding. On reaching New Mexico he took sick and had to return home. He settled on a farm and engaged in real estate and auctioneering.

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120   JAMES MCDOWELL MASSIE


James Massie was born November 3, 1854 in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, the son of James W. and Sophonista B. McDowell and is of Scottish-Irish descent. James W. was a lawyer and professor at the Military Institute of Virginia. He was born in Augusta County in 1826 and died in 1872; he was a lieutenant-colonel of the Fifty-first Virginia. Sophonista was born in Virginia in 1827 and died 1870.
James attended the Washington College at Lexington, Virginia, and in 1874 began to study medicine at the University of Virginia and graduated in 1876, the same year he went to New York and was assistant surgeon at the University of New York. From 1877 to 1880 he practiced medicine at Richmond, Virginia and came to Clarksville in December, 1880.
On April 7, 1880 he married Lizzie Copland, who died May 4 of that year. In 1881 he married Kate L. Johnson, the daughter of Robert W. and Jennie E. Drane Johnson. They had two children: Robert J. and Sophy McDowell.

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121   A.B. MAXEY


A.B. was born February 28, 1838 in Robertson County, the son of Charles C. and Eunice McCormac Maxey of Virginia. They came to Tennessee when young and lived in Robertson County until 1840, when they came to Clarksville. Charles died in 1832 and Eunice died in 1866.
At age ten A.B. began supporting himself. He worked on a farm for ten cents a day and later learned carpentry, which he worked at until the war broke out. In 1861 he joined Company A, Fourteenth Tennessee Volunteers, and served until the close of the war.
He returned to home and resumed carpentry. In February 1878, he was elected city bridge-keeper of Clarksville and was re-elected every year until 1886. He then engaged in the manufacture of the Collins, Elder & Maxey Patent Tobacco Curer.
On January 17, 1866 he married Mary Virginia Bailey of Clarksville. They had four children: Lizzie, Bailey, Allie and Egbert.
A.B. was a member of the Knights of Pythias.

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122   ROBERT H. MCFALL


Robert McFall was born December 8, 1816 in Montgomery County, the son of Henry and Zaney Nolen McFall and is of Scottish-Irish descent. Henry was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia in the late 1700's. He was educated at Hamilton City College, Virginia. He came to Tennessee with his parents in 1809 and settled in Davidson County, where they lived for two years. From there they moved to Montgomery County. Zaney was born in Davidson County in 1787. They had five children: Eliza, Robert H., Mary J., Sallie A.F. and Samuel, who died April 24, 1850.
Robert attended the first schools on the South Side and was one of the best informed men in this section of the county. He was raised on a farm and worked on it with his father until he turned twenty-one.
He was employed as foreman in one of the large iron furnaces. In 1861 he married Malinda Gallaher, born July 17, 1824. They had four children: James H., born April 27, 1862; William A., born January 29, 1864; Robert J., born December 31, 1866, and Marable, born November 24, 1868.
He was an extensive land-owner and raised stock. He was justice of the peace for twenty-seven years.

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123   WILLIAM W. MCMURRY


William McMurry was born February 26, 1823 in Dickson County, the son of William and Mary Reed McMurry and is of Scottish-Irish descent. William Sr. was born in North Carolina in 1793. In 1819 he married Mary of Dickson County and had eight children. William Sr. died in 1849 and Mary in 1840.
William attended country schools and worked with his father on the farm until he turned nineteen, when he went to Clarksville and learned the brick-mason and plasterer trade, which he worked at this for fifteen years.
In 1856 he married Susan Collins of Montgomery County, the daughter of Edward C. and Sallie A. Collins. They had seven children: Charles R., George B., Henry J., Robert Lee, Sarah E., Franklin and Emo.
William owned a large farm and a general store at Ross View, he was also postmaster at Ross View.

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124   JOHN MINOR


John Minor was born March 26, 1837 in Montgomery County, the son of Charles and Mary H.E. West Minor. Charles was born in Virginia in 1802 and Mary was born in Tennessee in 1813.
In 1873 John married Bettie J. Smoot, born January 7, 1856 in Christian County, Kentucky, the daughter of William G. and Susan C. Smoot. William was from Virginia and Susan from Kentucky.
John was orphaned at the age of three and was raised by his mother's relatives.
John and Bettie had five children: William S., born September 6, 1876; Joseph W., born April 6, 1879; Gentry, born September 11, 1881 and died September 17, 1883; and Mary W., born October 10, 1885.
John was in the war and organized a company of cavalry inside the Federal lines; was mustered into the Confederate Army in 1862, as captain of the Tenth Tennessee Cavalry, and served until 1863 when he was promoted to major. In June, 1864, all the other field officers were killed or captured, leaving him in command of the regiment until the spring of 1865, just before the surrender, when the Tenth and Eleventh were combined.
He owned a fine farm at Sailor's Rest which he mechanized and cultivated. It had a beautiful view of the Cumberland River, being only a short distance from it. He also raised livestock.

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125   HENRY H. MOCKBEE


Henry Mockbee was born April 30, 1832 in Montgomery County, the son of Risdon and Margaret Howard Mockbee, and is of Welsh descent. Risdon was from Tennessee and died in 1848, and Margaret was from Kentucky and died in 1865.
Henry attended country schools.
He married Caroline Duke, born 1837 in Tennessee, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Boone Duke. Henry and Caroline had seven children: Darnicia, Lennie, Margaret A., Emma, Charlie E., Robert E. and Martha E. In April, 1875, Caroline died and Henry married Martha Woodard, born July 7, 1831 in Tennessee, the daughter of John and Susan Henry Woodard.
In 1861 Henry joined Company A, First Arkansas Regiment, under Col. Thedford. They were called to reinforce Gen. Price at Seigal and Lyons, in Springfield, Missouri. After the battle of Springfield the troops of Arkansas disbanded, and Henry came to Tennessee and joined Company B, Third Tennessee Cavalry. He was in the battles of Murfreesboro, Cross Roads, Franklin, Chickamauga, Atlanta and others.
Henry lived on the Palmyra-Clarksville Road. He was justice of the peace.

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126   BENJAMIN F. MOODY


Benjamin Moody was born September 10, 1856 in Montgomery County, the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gardner Moody. Benjamin Sr. born in Cheatham County in 1822. He attended the University of Louisville, Kentucky and was a physician and farmer. He died on his farm about nine miles from Clarksville, July 3, 1885. In 1848, he was married to Elizabeth the daughter of Cullen Gardner. Both their sons were physicians.
Benjamin attended county schools and Neophogen College in Robertson County. He studied medicine under his father and finished his course at Vanderbilt University in Nashville., graduating in 1879. He practiced in his father's office and also superintends the farm.
In 1882 he married Fannie Mason, born August 9, 1857 in Logan County, Kentucky, the daughter of Col. R.C. Mason. They had two children: Lawrie M. and Sarah E.
Benjamin's farm had a beautiful residence.

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127   J. ADEN MORRISON


Aden Morrison was born August 17, 1851 in Paris, Tennessee, the son of John and Martha T. Anderson Morrison. John was born in Kentucky in 1823 and was a leading physician in this county. Martha was born in 1828 in Kentucky, the daughter of Rev. R.T. Anderson, a well-known Baptist minister.
Aden was raised in New Providence and attended the best schools. He was a carpenter and mill-wright; he also studied medicine a number of years.
On May 1, 1871 Aden married Emma J. Wilson, born December 12, 1853 in Tennessee, the daughter of John W. and Martha W. Wilson of Tennessee. Aden and Emma had three children: Arthur, Ermina and Addie.
Aden was highly respected and known as a good honest man.

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128   ROBERT D. MOSELY


Robert Mosely was born November 18, 1835 in Cheatham County, the son of John and Elizabeth Frazier Mosely, and is of English descent. John was born in 1787 in North Carolina, the son of John S. Mosely, and died in 1847. Elizabeth was born in 1797 and died in 1866.
Robert was raised on a farm and came to Montgomery County in 1863. He was elected revenue collector in 1873. He moved to Clarksville in 1874. In 1876 he was elected county trustee and in 1878 was elected clerk of the county court and re-elected in 1882.
In 1858 he married Bettie Major, who died in 1859. Robert then married Bettie G. McCauley. They had four children: Lizzie B., Lena M., Edward and Corrine. Bettie G. died in 1883. In 1885 he married Mrs. Rosa Young, who lived only two months.
Robert joined the Forty-ninth Tennessee Infantry, but was discharged at Port Hudson due to disability.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Knights of Pythias.

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129   R.M. MOSS


R.M. Moss was born January 9, 1825 in North Carolina, the son of William and Sallie Rivers Moss. William was born in Granville County, North Carolina, and moved to Kentucky in 1853, settling near Garrettsburg where he farmed. Sallie was born in Noth Carolina. They had thirteen children: Richard, W.D., Franklin, George, John, Joe, Thomas, R.M., Elizabeth, Emily J., Eliza, Martha and Sarah. William died in Kentucky in 1872.
R.M. came to Tennessee in 1840 or 1841 and settled in Montgomery County. In 1843 he married Henrietta Clardy of this county and they had four children: Herschel, Eudora, Ella B. and Robert Lee.
R.M. had a fine farm and was respected by all.

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130   JAMES STERLING NEBLETT


James Neblett was born January 31, 1833 in Montgomery County, the son of Dr. Josiah and Lucy B. Thompson Neblett and is of Irish descent. Josiah was born in 1810 in this county, the son of Sterling Neblett of Lunenburg County, Virginia. Josiah died in 1842. Sterling was a member of the county court in 1818 and died at eighty years of age. Lucy was born in 1805 and was the mother of nine children, five of whom are: Ann, Virginia, Amanda, James S. and William R.
James was raised on a farm and attended country schools. He came to Clarksville in 1849 and served three years apprenticeship at the Chronicle office. In 1857 he and his partner James A. Grant bought the Chronicle and continued until 1878. Mr. Grant sold his interest to W.P. Titus. The firm was called Neblett & Titus until 1885 when James retired after twenty-five years of publishing. The Chronicle was always conservative under his administration.
On January 31, 1867 he married Sue T. Orgain, born in 1842 in this county, the daughter of Griffin and Sallie Orgain. James and Sue had five children: D. Mac, Fannie, Maggie, Ruth and Sallie.
James was a member of the G. C. and the Knights of Pythias.

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131   JONES DALY NEBLETT


Jones Neblett was born July 23, 1839 in Montgomery County, the son of Sterling and Ann Keesee Neblett. Sterling was born in 1810 in Montgomery County, the son of Sterling Neblett, son of John Neblett of Virginia. The younger Sterling was a farmer and married Ann in 1832. She was born in 1816 and was the mother of eight children. Sterling died in 1859 and Ann in 1870, both in Humphreys County.
Jones was raised on a farm and attended country schools. In 1861 he joined Company H, Fourteenth Tennessee Volunteers. He was wounded at Richmond, and in 1865 came home.
On February 4, 1868 he married Clara Smith, born April 27, 1849 in Logan County, Kentucky, the daughter of Joab and Angeline Smith. They had seven children, three of which are: Norman S., born in 1870; Annie C., born in 1872, and Coulter, born in 1878.
For some time he was in the hardware business in Clarksville. He was also in the tobacco business until 1876 when he began farming the old Judge Abe Martin farm where he owned 470 acres.
Jones was a member of the Masons and K. of H. He was one of the best and most successful farmers in the county.

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132   JOHN S. NEBLETT


John Neblett was born March 18, 1850 in Montgomery County, and is of Scottish descent. He was raised on a farm and attended country schools. At the age of sixteen he came to Clarksville and began clerking for the grocery house of J.J. Crusman, where he stayed for five years. He then went to Keesee & Northington and clerked there for two years.
On January 1, 1873 he married Pattie E. Gholson. They had three children: Ruth, born in 1874 and died in 1878; Georgia A., born December 15, 1876, and Gholson, born June 30, 1878. Pattie died December 17, 1883. On December 13, 1884 he married Lillian S. Lyle, daughter of Hon. W.J. Lyle.
In 1878 he was elected county trustee and re-elected in in 1880 and again in 1882. In 1884 he again worked for Keesee & Northington.
John was also a farmer and a leading citizen.

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133   ROBERT O. NEBLETT


Robert Neblett was born November 25, 1846 in Montgomery County, the son of James H. and Mary Thompson Neblett, and is of French-Welsh descent. James was born in 1808 in Tennessee; Mary was born in 1815 in Virginia.
Robert attended county schools and married Marietta Minor, born September 22, 1858 in Tennessee, the daughter of William H. and Sarah E. Wyatt Minor. Wiiliam was from Virginia and Sarah from Tennessee.
Robert and Marietta had two children: Minor E. and Homer E.
In 1879 he bought a very fine farm on the Cumberland River near Hurricane Creek. He raised corn and tobacco. He was an influential man.

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134   EDWARD M. NOLEN


Edward Nolen was born December 9, 1840 in Montgomery County, the son of John M. and Priscilla Cage Nolen. John was born in Tennessee in 1812 and died in 1875. He was a Methodist minister. Priscilla died in 1879 and was of German-Scottish-Irish descent.
Edward was raised by his grandfather Cage. He attended county schools and began farming at age seventeen.
In February, 1861 he married Laura A. Dye, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth A. Dye. They had nine children: George E., Clarence A., Ernest M., Richard M., Hardin H., Virgil I., Joseph M., Elizabeth E. and James C.
Edward joined the Forty-second Regiment, Tennessee Infantry and, with his regiment, surrendered at Ft. Donelson. He escaped and found his cousin, J.E. Cage, then his captain in a hospital. Edward rescued him and carried him to the river, which he crossed in a skiff, and brought him home. Edward then joined Col. Woodard's command and served until 1862, when his own regiment was exchanged., where he served as orderly until the battle of Franklin, when he was sent home on furlough and never returned, as the war ended.
Edward was a farmer in Pleasant View and held many positions of trust including magistrate of his district.

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135   J.S. NORFLEET


J.S. was born January 29, 1834 in Montgomery County, the son of James and Caroline Higgs Norfleet. James was born in Montgomery County and married at an early age. He and Caroline had nine children: R.H., Thomas, James, Coudy, J.S., Knox B., Lilburn, Lucy G. and Lenora. In 1825 James went to North Carolina for five years, and then moved back to Montgomery County where he settled in Port Royal for thirty years, then going to District 9, where he died December 30, 1880.
In 1861 J.S. joined the Forty-ninth Regiment under Col. Bailey, and was taken prisoner at Ft. Donelson and taken to Camp Douglas where he was held for seven months and then exchanged at Vicksburg, he rejoined his regiment where he stayed until the end of the war. He was at the battle of Atlanta where he was wounded, and the bombardment at Port Hudson; he was taken to several different places before reaching home.
J.S. had a fine farm in District 9. In 1867 he married Mildred Perkins of Stewart County. They had seven children: Lemmons, Susan C., Mattie C., Joseph F., Eddie T., Lucius S. and Chilton. In 1879 Mildred died and in 1883 J.S. married Laura Tanner. They had one child, Reuben M.
He was well-liked by all.

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136   FRANCIS M. NORRIS


Francis Norris was born August 11, 1897 in Tennessee, the son of John and Rebecca Upchurch Norris, and is of English descent. John was born in 1806 and Rebecca in 1811.
Francis attended country schools but very little and was educated only by his own exertions. In early life he was a carpenter.
He married Sallie Channell of Tennessee, born January 30, 1838, the daughter of Henry and Polly King Channell. Francis and Sallie had seven children: Miranda, born October 1, 1864; Mary F., born September 27, 1866; Ida, born April 9, 1869; Sarah A., born August 22, 1871; Lon, born November 11, 1878; Robert S., born January 15, 1876, and Fannie, born March 27, 1878.
In 1871 he bought a fine farm on Budd's Creek.

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137   MICHAEL C. NORTHINGTON


Michael Northington was born April 16, 1850 in Montgomery County, the son of Samuel and Mary E. Carr Northington. Samuel was born in 1814 and Mary in 1825, both in Montgomery County, they moved to Clarksville in 1871. Samuel's father was a farmer, born in North Carolina and came to this county in 1808 and settled in Port Royal and afterward in Kentucky, where he died in 1820.
Michael was raised on a farm and attended country schools. He came to Clarksville in 1870 and was a salesman in the dry goods store of B.F. Coulter. In 1874 he formed a partnership with J.W. Keesee in the warehouse business. In 1875 he started his own business in wholesale and retail groceries and was quite successful.
In October 1873 he married Nannie V. Neblett, the daughter of Mack and Ann Neblett. They had five children: Corinne, Ora Belle, Samuel H., Sterling N. and Mary E.
In 1884 he was elected a director of the Clarksville National Bank, and re-elected in 1885-86.
Michael was a member of the I.O.O.F., K. of P., and K. of H. He was a prominent business man.

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138   W.L. ONEAL


W.L. was born August 1, 1864, the son of Peter and Mildred J. Radford Oneal. Peter was born in Tennessee and married Mildred in 1855. They had five children: Thomas, Mary, Reuben, Nannie and W.L. He was elected clerk of the County Court which he held for eleven years. He was also a member of the F.& A.M. Peter died in 1886.
W.L. attended Clarksville schools and was a farmer.

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139   J.F. OUTLAW


J.F. was born June 24, 1821 in Sumner County, the son of John C. and Cynthia Redit Outlaw. John was raised in Bertee County, North Carolina and married Cynthia, also of North Carolina in 1808, and moved to Sumner County in 1812.
They had thirteen children: M.R.T., Emily E., H.H., Julia A., Almeria, Nathaniel S., J.C., Drew A., J.F., Sallie, Cynthia, Lycurgus and John J., who died August 5, 1845. John left Sumner County in 1832 and went to Obion County, where he died and Cynthia died in 1845. John was a carpenter.
J.F. attended country schools then went to Mississippi to study medicine under Dr. Cocke. He graduated from the University of Louisville, Kentucky in 1848 and set up practice in Montgomery County.
On September 21, 1848 he married Agnes H. Smith of Montgomery County. They had three children, two of whom died in infancy.
Dr. Outlaw owned a fine tract of land and was a leading citizen.

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140   BURRELL W. OWENS


Burrell Owens was born March 26, 1856 in Montgomery County, the son of James and Martha A. Proctor Owens. James was born in 1819 in Virginia and died December 31, 1885, Martha was born in 1826 in North Carolina.
Burrell was raised on a farm. In 1878 he moved to Palmyra and began merchandising as an agent for the Southern Express Compnay.
In 1880 Burrell married Lucy B. Shurdon of Ohio, born November 1, 1861, the daughter of David B. and Jane E. Shurdon. David was born in 1823 in Pennsylvania and Jane was born in 1830 in Ohio. Burrell and Lucy had two children: Lillian M., born February 19, 1881, and Adaline H., born January 1, 1883.
Burrell was postmaster at Palmyra. He owned one of the best improved and most beautifully located farms in the county.

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141   GEORGE M. PARDUE


George Pardue was born July 19, 1839 in Cheatham County, the son of Littleton J. and Martha A. Williams Pardue, and is of French descent. Littleton was born in 1804 in North Carolina and died in 1869. Martha was the daughter of Thomas Williams of Cheatham County.
George attended country schools in Cheatham County, Stewart College in Clarksville and Cumberland University in Lebanon.
In 1861 he joined Company G, Forty-second Regiment Tennessee Infantry and was elected and commissioned second-lieutenent. He was captured with his regiment at Ft. Donelson and held prisoner until 1862 when he was exchanged. His regiment was reorganized and he was commissioned captain and served until the end of the war. He was in all principal battles until 1864, when his health failed and he served the rest of the war on detached service.
On returning home he engaged in merchandising and farming, but quit merchandising after a few years and farmed and bought and sold timber. He served for two years as representative of Cheatham, Houston and Montgomery Counties.
In 1872 George married Charlie D. Parham of Montgomery County, the daughter of Charles L. and Mary A. Parham. They had six children: Littleton J., Charles P., Annie M., Jennie E., George M. and Lizzie M., the last two were twins.

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142   R.S. PAYNE


R.S. Payne was born October 12, 1823 in Davidson County, the son of William and Margarette Brown Payne. William was born in North Carolina and came to Tennessee at an early age. He married Margarette in 1821 or 1822 in North Carolina and had six children: Greenwood, William, R.S., Melvina, Pattie and Priscilla. He was a farmer and died in Sumner County on his farm in 1861. Margarette died in 1850. William was in all the Indian wars and the war of 1812. The family is related to Robert Treet Payne, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
R.S. was a farmer and, in 1853, married Susan Gold of Montgomery County and had nine children, those living were: Eugene, Earnest, Maud, Blanche, Ida and Anna. Susan died on January 30, 1871.
When the Mexican War started he joined Campbell's First Tennessee Regiment under Gen. Taylor and was in all engagements of the war. In 1861 he was appointed captain of the Home Guards and was in the battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg and Baton Rouge.
When he came home he went back to farming. In 1876 he married Narcissie Bryant. They had two children, Robert and one who died in infancy. R.S. was elected justice of the peace in 1882.
He was also school commissioner and is well-respected.

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143   JOHN A. PETTUS


John Pettus was born December 3, 1843 in Montgomery County, the son of Thomas F. and Martha Cowherd Pettus. Thomas was born in 1818 in Montgomery County and died in 1875. He was a clerk in New Providence for several years then moved to Kentucky Landing and was in the tobacco business until 1844, when he returned to New Providence. He was the founder and president of the New Providence Savings Institution and was in the milling business, erecting a number of the best mills in the county. At the time of his death he was vice-president of the Clarksville Tobacco Board of Trade. He married Martha in 1839, she was from Virginia.
John attended county schools and in 1866 he engaged in the grocery business in New Providence, and in 1874 began dealing in tobacco. In 1875 he became a member of Kendrick, Pettus & Co., and the same year built a warehouse in New Providence. In 1876 the firm moved to Clarksville, bought the warehouse and was quite prosperous.
In 1867 he married Mattie Campbell of Florence, Alabama, born in 1845. They had three children: Thomas F., Anna C. and Mildred S.

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144   GUTHRIDGE L. PITT


Guthridge Pitt was born July 15, 1860 in Montgomery County, the son of O.G. and Elizabeth E. Randell Pitt, and is of English descent. His parents moved here from Kentucky about 1820.
Guthridge was raised on a farm and worked on it with his father until he was nineteen. He attended a private school, Hickory Wild Academy and Guthrie High School in Kentucky. He also studied at home in the evenings. In 1881 he began reading law under Gen. W.A. Quarles, and in 1883 was licensed to practice.
In 1884 he was local editor of the Clarksville Democrat.

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145   WILLIAM S. POINDEXTER


William Poindexter was born February 1, 1830 in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Curd Poindexter. Samuel was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1796. He was a farmer and in 1820 came to Logan County and lived there until 1875 when he died. Elizabeth was born in 1806 in Kentucky and died in 1870. Samuel's father was Peter Poindexter of Virginia who came to Kentucky in early times and died there in 1840.
William attended private schools in Russellville, and when thirteen years old began clerking in a dry goods store where he worked until 1853, when he came to Clarksville and became bookkeeper for W.S. McClure until 1857 when he went into business for himself as the Red River Landing Warehouse for one year, then in 1858 he then engaged in the tobacco business.
In 1859 he married Emily Everett and had one child, Lulu. Emily died in 1864 and a year later William married Mrs. Mary Gee, who died in 1873. In 1875 he married Kate Carney of Murfreesboro, born in 1840. They had two children: William S. and Rosa K.
From 1865 to 1868 was engaged in the dry goods business in New Providence. He did an extensive business and from 1868 to 1876 was cashier of the New Providence Saving Institution, which was afterward called the Franklin Bank and moved to Clarksville.
The many years he was in the banking business gave him an extensive knowledge of banking systems and he was considered one of the best financiers in this part of the State.

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146   SAMUEL BARNEY POWERS


Samuel Barney Powers was born September 23,1838 in Montgomery County, the son of James S. and Elizabeth McFall Powers. James was born September 25, 1807 in North Carolina and died in 1870. Elizabeth was born August 9, 1803 and died in 1882.
In 1861 he joined Company B, Fourteenth Tennessee Regiment under Capt. Russell. After two years he took sick and returned home. He never recovered sufficiently to return to his command.
On December 2, 1866 Samuel married Mary E. Williams, born June 29, 1849 in Tennessee, the daughter of Perry B. and Sallie A. Williams. Perry was born September 29, 1814 and Sallie was born June 3, 1829. Perry was first married to Sallie A. Neblett who was born July 26, 1819 and died May 14, 1843. Perry died July 26, 1876 and Sallie died November 13, 1875.
Samuel and Mary had nine children: Sallie A., born August 28, 1867; Joseph P., born January 16, 1869; Lizzie W., born July 6, 1872; James H., born January 27, 1874; Maggie J., born February 10, 1876; Sue McFall, born March 28, 1878; Addie B., born October 17, 1880; Ora M., born July 27, 1883, and Freddie M., born December 23, 1885.
Samuel was a farmer and raised corn and tobacco.

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147   WILLIAM A. QUARLES


William Quarles was born July 4, 1825 in Virginia near Louisa Courthouse. His parents were from Virginia and his ancestors were settlers in colonial Jamestown. His maternal ancestors were Huguenots.
He moved to Christian County with his parents in 1830 and was educated at home and the University of Virginia, where he studied law. He returned to Kentucky when his father died and managed the estate.
He was admitted to the bar in 1848 and he moved to Clarksville. He was very successful and was first in the county bar and in the State. During the presidential election of 1852 he was elector for his district. In 1856 he was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in Cincinnati. In 1858 he was elected to Congress. He was soon appointed temporary circuit court judge and held the office one year. Some time after he was appointed president of the Memphis, Chattanooga & Louisiana Railway Company. In 1858 he was also appointed bank supervisor of the State. In 1860 he was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in Charleston.
In 1861 he went to Montgomery, Alabama and was appointed aid-de-camp on the staff of Gen. S.R. Anderson, and his relations with the banking business enabled him to obtain considerable sums of money for the State. The second military camp organized in Montgomery County was called Camp Quarles. In Robertson County he organized the Forty-second Tennessee Regiment and served at Ft. Donelson. He was severely wounded at the battle of Franklin and thought to be dying; his command was nearly destroyed and he did not recover until the end of the war. He was in the following battles: Ft. Donelson and Franklin, Tenn.; Port Hudson, La.; Jackson, Miss.; New Hope Church, Pine Mountain, Smyrna Depot, Peach Tree Creek, Lick Skillet Road, Atlanta, Ga. During the battle of LickSkillet Road he had two horses shot from under him.
After the war he returned to Clarksville where he practiced law. In 1875 he was State Senator for Robertson, Montgomery and Stewart Counties., and was a representative of Tennessee in the National Convention of 1880 and 1884.
He had a strong personality, was charming and was one of the most conspicuous officers in the Civil War.

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148   JAMES K. RAIMEY


James Raimey was born in Tennessee in 1841, the son of Solomon D. and Eliza A. McAlister Raimey. Solomon was born in 1811 in North Carolina. Eliza was born in 1817 in Tennessee and died in 1859.
In 1873 James married Lou H. Hodges, born in 1853 in Tennessee. They had two children: Eliza A. and Laura K.
James owned a farm on Barren Fork of Barton's Creek on the Clarksville-Charlotte road. He raised corn, tobacco and small grain.
In 1882 he was elected justice of the peace in District 16 and served very satisfactorily, none of his cases was ever appealed.

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149   JACOB A. RANNEY


Jacob Ranney was born January 5, 1833 in Montgomery County, the son of Samuel and Millie Crotzer Ranney. Samuel was born in Tennessee in 1806 of Scottish-Irish descent, he was a farmer and died in 1855. Millie was born in North Carolina in 1813 of German-English descent. Samuel and Millie had twelve children.
Jacob was raised on a farm and attended country schools. He learned blacksmithing and superintended the farm after his father died. He purchased land all around the homeplace, and with farming also milled. He erected a grist and sawmill on his land, which was in Fredonia.
On April 30, 1871 he married Susan A. Laughren, of English-Irish descent. They had six children: Andrew, Leler, Marvin, Lizzie, Katie and Susan.
He was a member of the F.& A.M. He was Junior Warden of his lodge for two years. He took great interest in educational affairs.

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150   JOHN E. RANSDELL


John Ransdell was born May 22, 1834 in North Carolina, the son of James P. and Margaret Kittrell Ransdell. James was born about 1812 and died in Tennessee in 1839. He married Margaret in 1830 and came to Montgomery County in 1835. They had four children. Margaret died in 1838.
John attended country schools and was also educated at home.
In 1853 he moved to Kentucky where he lived until 1858 when he returned to this county.
In 1861 he joined the Fourteenth Regiment, Tennessee Infantry and was promoted to sergeant. He was in all battles of his regiment until May, 1864. He was in twenty-nine battles and was wounded at Fredericksburg in 1862, and severely shocked by the explosion of a shell at Gettysburg, which caused loss of hearing in his right ear. He was so severely wounded at Chancellorsville that he was discharged as disabled and returned home.
On October 17, 1866 he married Margaret Anderson, born February 22, 1847 in Montgomery County, the daughter of Willie H. Anderson. They had five children: George S., Willie H., Margaret B., John A. and Attoiley. John worked at saw milling then farming. He was magistrate in his district.

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151   BENJAMIN R. RAMEY


Benjamin Ramey was born November 11, 1828 in Montgomery County, the son of Thomas T. and Susan Orgain. Thomas was born in Granville County, North Carolina about 1806. He came to Montgomery County in 1816 with his father. He was a justice of the peace for sometime, sheriff for eight years and chairman of the county court for several years. He married Susan in 1827. She was born in Montgomery County in 1807. They had nine children. Thomas died June 19, 1879.
Benjamin attended country schools. On January 11, 1860 he married Nannie J. Rogers, born June 11, 1839 in Henderson County, the daughter of Samuel and Nancy Harris. Rogers. Samuel Rogers was born in North Carolina and was a tanner. He came to Montgomery County in 1823. Nancy was born February 22, 1802 in Montgomery County.
Benjamin and Nannie had two children: Elizabeth J. and Thomas S.

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152   JOHN RICK


John Rick was born in Germany, the son of Andrew and Christine Nohrbass Rick, who were also born in Germany.
John was an apprentice shoemaker for three years, then journeyman shoemaker for four years. He came to America in 1848. He landed in New Orleans, went to Evansville, Indiana for three years, then came to Clarksville in 1853. He manufactured and sold boots and shoes. He became one of the leading merchants in Clarksville and was the only one who dealt exclusively in boots and shoes.
In 1853 he married Christena Hekel of Alsace, Germeny (formerly France). They had five children: John T., Henry A., Charles B., Frank E. and Julia J.
John was a member of the city council for twelve years and a member of the school board for three years. He was also a member of the I.O.O.F.

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153   A.J. RIGGINS


A. J. Riggins was born July 17, 1834 in Montgomery County, the son of William and Thursa Chisman Riggins. William came from North Carolina and settled in New Providence where he died in 1875. He was a farmer and the father of nine children: Thomas, Charles, M.P., William, Mary, Sallie, Johnson, A.J. and G.P.
In 1856 A.J. married Mary Harris and had eight children: Annie, Ishy, Robert, Eddie, Lula, Claud, Calvin and Myrtle.
A.J. was raised on a farm and started out on his own in 1858. When the war broke out he hired a substitute to go in his place. He owned a large farm and was well-respected by all.

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154   ED C. ROBB


Ed Robb was born June 11, 1853 in Clarksville, the son of Col. Alfred Robb, and grandson of Joseph Robb, who came from North Carolina and settled in Sumner County, Tennessee. The family is traced to three brothers who came from Scotland to America and settled in Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina.
Alfred graduated from the University of Nashville in 1837 then studied and began a law practice in Gallatin. He was married to Mary E. Conrad, daughter of George C. Conrad of Robertson County. In 1846 he moved to Clarksville and went into partnership with Col. James Edmund Bailey until the war. Alfred joined the Forty-ninth Tennessee Regiment. He was wounded at Ft. Donelson on Saturday evening, February 15 and was brought home where he died in the 17th, 1862.
Ed attended Stewart College in Clarksville. He worked for Capt. J.J. Crusman until 1882. He farmed for two years, then went to work for S.F. Beaumont.

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155   JOHN D. ROBINS


John Robins was born May 17, 1843 in McNairy County, Tennessee, the son of William and Martha Hornberger. Robins, and is of English descent. William was born in Tennessee about 1800 and died in Mississippi in 1850. He was a physician and farmer, and fought in the Mexican war. His first wife was Charlotte Burton. They had four children. After Charlotte died he married Martha B. Hornberger, born 1818 and died in 1863 in Stewart County. They had six children.
John attended county schools and Stewart College in Clarksville. He went into business as a representative of the firm of William Nolen & Co. of Paducah, Kentucky. From 1862 to 1865 he was in the merchandising business in Clarksville.
On May 4, 1865 he married Jane S. Lafland, daughter of James F. and Elizabeth Hetcher Lafland. James was born in Kentucky in 1798 and died July 23, 1855. He was in the war of 1812 and was in the battle in which Chief Tecumseh was killed. He was manger of the LaFayette Furnace Company of Montgomery County for twenty-one years. He was a farmer and great financier. Elizabeth was born in 1807 and died in 1882. John and Jane had one child, George Henry.
John began farming after his marriage and was a member of the Clarksville Masons.

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156   HENRY R. ROGERS


Henry Rogers was born March 14, 1812 in Dickson County, Tennessee, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Moore Rogers, and is of Scottish-Irish descent. Robert was born in North Carolina. He was the father of eight children. He was a soldier in Gen. Jackson's army and was in the battle of New Orleans. Robert died July 15, 1815 in Tennessee. Elizabeth then married Nathan Regan and had three children. She died in September, 1860.
Henry attended county schools in Dickson and became a pilot on a riverboat for three years. He returned home from the river and farmed in Dickson County until 1863.
In 1835 he married Chrissee Halliburton Of Dickson County, of Scottish descent. They had twelve children: Dialtha, George E., James M., Sophronia, Zora, Elizabeth, John, Stephen, Martha J., Nancy L., Robert and Henrietta.
In 1863 he moved to Montgomery County and bought a farm. Chrissee died March 30, 1884.
Henry was elected magistrate in his district for sixteen years. He was a member of the F.& A.M.

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157   JOHN A. ROLLON


John Rollon was the son of Rasal and Lucy Fleemon Rollon of Virginia. Lucy was born in 1791, the daughter of Maj. John Fleemon, who was in the Revolutionary War. Rasal and Lucy moved to Coffee County, Tennessee in 1836. In 1839 they moved to Bradford County, and in 1843 came to Montgomery County, where he bought a farm near Spring Creek. They had four children: Ann L., Sarah E., Mary M. and John A.
On December 12, 1847 John married R.K. Grady, the daughter of Jesse and Mary Grady of Virginia. R.K. settled in Kentucky in the early 1800's. John and R.K. had nine children: William M., Rasal, Mollie A., James G., Hervey W., John B., Jesse C., Stonewall Jackson and George P.
In 1867 R.K. died and in 1876 John married Sallie Bourne, the daughter of Ambrose and Sallie Bourne. Ambrose was born in Tennessee and Sallie in Kentucky.
John was a farmer and blacksmith. He was chosen squire in 1870. He was a member of the Masons, Royal Arch and Knight Templar degrees.

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158   JOHN ROSSON


John Rosson was born December 16, 1818, the son of John and Nancy Connell. John, Sr. was born in 1772 in Virginia, the son of Thomas Rosson, who was born in 1743 and was in the Revolutionary war, and afterward moved to Kentucky and then Tennessee, where he died in 1816. John, Sr. married Nancy, the daughter of Giles and Elizabeth Gibbs Connell of South Carolina. Elizabeth was the sister of Gen. Gibbs of the English Army, who was killed at the battle of New Orleans.
John Sr. and Nancy had twelve children, nine of whom died. John died in 1825 and Nancy in 1865.
John did not attend school but got a limited education by studying at home.
In June, 1848 he married Sarah Jane Morrow, born in 1827 in Montgomery County, the daughter of James and Lovica Morrow. John and Sarah had two children: James H. and Margaret. Sarah died in 1853. He was a farmer and raised tobacco. He was well-to-do financially.

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159   JOSEPH S. ROSSON


Joseph Rosson was born October 10, 1842 in Robertson County, the son of Sampson and Marinda Bobo Rosson, and is of German-English descent. Marinda was the daughter of Chana and Rachel Bobo and came from South Carolina. Sampson and Marinda had twelve children. Sampson died October 2, 1884 in Montgomery County. Marinda died September 8, 1867 in Robertson County.
Joseph attended Robertson County schools. In May, 1861 he joined the Eleventh Tennessee Infantry and served three years, being in all the battles his regiment engaged in, including the battle of Murfreesboro, in which he received a gunshot wound in the chest from which he never fully recovered and disabled him from further service.
He returned home and, in 1867 he married Charlotte R. Williams, daughter of Patrick and Martha M. Williams. In 1869 they moved to Montgomery County and bought a farm. Joseph and Charlotte had ten children: Edward F., John W., Clarence, Charles V., Ernest, Mary W., Joseph S., Malcolm R., Chester B. and Sampson P.
Joseph had one of the best farms in the county and is well-to-do financially.

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160   D.J. RAWLINGS


D.J. Rawlings was born in Virginia, the son of Thomas D. and Frances Jolly Rawlings. Thomas was born in 1781 in Brunswick County, Virginia and died in 1815. He was a farmer.
In 1848 he married Mary E. Caudle and had eleven children: Thomas B., who died in 1879; James E., died October 6, 1879; D.W.; William A; Etta O., died August 1, 1856; Leota, died August 13, 1861; Ida, Katy, Rosa, Orrin and Ernie.
D.J. moved to Kentucky in 1858 and stayed for five years. He then came to Montgomery County.
In 1880 he was licensed to preach by Rev. Welbourne Mooney. He owned a fine farm in District 21 and is highly respected by all.

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161   WILLIAM H. RUDOLPH


William Rudolph was born October 3, 1824 in District 11 of Montgomery County, the son of Jacob and Martha Morrow Rudolph, and is of German-Irish descent. Jacob was born in 1803 in North Carolina, the son of John Rudolph, also born in North Carolina in 1770. They came to Montgomery County in 1805 and settled on the Red River near Clarksville. Martha was born February 15, 1803 in Montgomery County.
William attended country schools and went out on his own when twenty-two years old. He bought a farm of 106 acres and farmed until 1877, when he sold his farm of 280 acres and moved to Clarksville.
He started a grocery business and ran it for three years, but had to stop because of ill health. In November of 1882, he started a tobacco business with Isaac Shelby.
In 1846 he married E.A. Lockert, born 1832 in Montgomery County. They had eight children: Mapheus M., Alice, Jacob W., David L., James T., Bettie, Mattie and Mary.
William was a Mason.

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162   WILLIAM RUDOLPH


William Rudolph was born November 27, 1811 in Montgomery County, the son of John and Miss Staley Rudolph, and is of German descent. Both parents were born in 1773 in North Carolina. In 1808 they moved to Montgomery County and had ten children. John died May 7, 1846 and Miss Staley on November 5, 1845. They were among the early settlers and had a hard life.
William attended country schools and worked on his parents farm until 1883 when he married Mary J. Lockert of Montgomery County, the sister of Col. Lockert. William and Mary had five children: Henrietta, David, Evaline, John W. and Fannie J.
On June 24, 1850 Mary died and in 1853 William married Lucy Winn of Sumner County, Tennessee and had one child, Thomas B. On December 6, 1862 Lucy died. Then in 1865 he married Maggie A. Swift of Montgomery County. They had one child, Enola.
William was a farmer and was in the tobacco business. He owned a large farm with a big house in a pleasant location. He was magistrate in his district for twelve years.

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163   JAMES R. RUDOLPH


James Rudolph was born August 7, 1829 in Montgomery County, the son of Frederick and Elizabeth Hamilton Rudolph, and is of German-Irish descent. Frederick was born in North Carolina in the late 1700's and came to Tennessee about 1800. He married Elizabeth when he was thirty years old. He died May 28, 1860. Elizabeth was Irish. She died August 9, 1857. They had eight children.
James attended a country school four miles from his home. He always farmed the old home place and added more land.
He married Jane Nicholson and had four children: George, Marshall, Lizzie and Lena. Jane died in 1875.
James married Melissa Rhinehart, born October 3, 1847 in Tennessee. They had four children: Gulema, Orville, Lester and Jesse M.
James was a good farmer and raised sweet potatoes.

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164   JOHN N. SCOTT


John Scott was born April 25, 1815 in Dickson County, Tennessee, the son of Nehemiah and Christian Williams Scott. Nehemiah was born December 31, 1784 in Sampson County, North Carolina and in 1837 he moved to Texas, where he died in 1878. Christian was born March 26, 1788 and died in Dickson County, Tennessee on May 8, 1826.
John settled in Robertson County, Tennessee in 1853 where he farmed. Later he moved to Montgomery County.
April 13, 1834 he married Parthena Norsworthy, born July 12, 1818 in Dickson County, the daughter of Willis Norsworthy of Virginia. Parthena owned a fine farm in Montgomery County known as Meadow Brook Farm.
John and Parthena had six children: Martha L., Mary C., Daniel W., John W., Robert A., Ellen L. and Fannie. Daniel died January 6, 1880.
The old Scott family was conspicuous in the war of 1812 and are respected throughout the county.

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165   ISAAC H. SHELBY


Isaac Shelby was born July 14, 1823 in Montgomery County, the son of Harvey and Rachel Allen Shelby, and was of Swiss-Irish descent. Harvey was born in 1788 and Rachel in 1798, both in North Carolina. Harvey died in 1831 and Rachel in 1885. The Shelby family came from Switzerland to America before the Revolutionary war, and were early settlers of Tennessee.
Isaac went to Charlotte, Tennessee when fifteen years old and lived there twelve years. He then came to Palmyra.
In 1861 he joined Company B, Fourteenth Tennessee and served two years.
After the war he moved to Clarksville and started a tobacco business in 1865 with A.B. Harrison. At first they did business in the old Clarksville Warehouse until 1872, then moved to the Gracey House. Mr. Harrison died and Isaac had many partners through the twenty years he was in business. Later he built the Bailey House and took Mr. Rudolph as partner.
Isaac lost much in a fire in 1878.He was an experienced business man and an excellent judge of tobacco. He was a social as well as financial success. He was a member of the Masons.

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166   JOHN F. SHELTON


John Shelton was born May 13, 1824 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, the son of Thomas and Sarah Birch Shelton. Thomas and Sarah were both born in 1784 in Halifax County, Virginia. The family came to Kentucky in 1831 and settled in Harte County where Thomas and Sarah both died.
John went to county schools and came to Tennessee in 1839, settling near Springfield in Robertson County. In 1841 he moved to Clarksville, then in 1852 to Nashville and ran a livery business for four years.
In 1855 he married Susan M. Thompson, born in 1839 near Nashville. They had four children: William Rodolphus, Sim Noel, Tennessee Noel and Robert E. Lee.
He then returned to Clarksville and ran a livery business until the war broke out. He then went to Nashville and started the St. Cecilia Omnibus Line and ran it until 1868. He moved back to Clarksville and formed a partnership with S.A. Caldwell from 1869 to 1885. He then organized a company to build the Clarksville Street Railway and was president of the company.
He owned a large farm on the Cumberland River, was a member of the K. of H. and was a leading citizen.

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167   ALEXANDER SMITH


Alexander Smith was born January 23, 1809 in North Carolina, the son of John and Peggy Rudolph Smith. John was born in Maryland in 1788. He moved to North Carolina where he married Peggy and had ten children. He was a soldier in the Creek and Seminole war. In 1810 he came to Tennessee where he died on April 15, 1856 and Peggy died on December 5, 1862.
Alexander attended county schools in Montgomery County. In 1834 he moved to Arkansas where he remained until 1840. He clerked in a store in Carrollton and was also constable and deputy sheriff.
In 1840 he moved to Texas where he lived for two years, then came back to Montgomery County, Tennessee.
He was a schoolteacher and followed other occupations, then attended medical colleges in Nashville and Philadelphia. He began practicing in 1854 in Montgomery County. He also was superintendent of a large farm.
In 1857 he married Paralee E. Rudolph who was born and raised on the farm they then resided in Fredonia. They had three children: John W., born in 1858; James P., born in 1862; and Alexander T., born in 1869.
Alexander was a member of the Fredonia F. & A.M.

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168   CHARLES G. SMITH


Charles Smith was born January 7, 1834 in Haywood County, Tennessee, the son of William and Nancy Bradbury Smith, and is of German-English descent. William was born in Tennessee in 1804, Nancy was born in Tennessee in 1814 and died in 1873.
Charles was raised on a farm and attended country schools. He farmed with his father until 1853, when he came to Clarksville and began to study law under Gen. J.G. Harnberger. In 1854 he was licensed to practice.
In September of 1859 he married Mattie Johnson, born in 1838 in Montgomery County. They had eight children, four of whom are living: Charles G. Jr., Wiley J., Laura and Earl.
In 1869 he was elected chancellor of the Seventh Chancery Division of Tennessee and re-elected in 1870. He covered Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, Smith, Macon, Stewart and Jackson.
In 1875 he resigned and went into partnership with Col. James Edmund Bailey. In 1876 he was elected to the lower house of the Tennessee General Assembly, and two years later formed a partnership with Judge Horace H. Lurton.
He was president of the Crab-tree Coal Mining Company and a member of the Knights of Pythias.

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169   JAMES H. SMITH


James Smith was born January 28, 1851 in Logan County, Kentucky, the son of A.L. and M.L. Long Smith. A.L. was born in Kentucky in 1820 and M.L. in Tennessee in 1825. She died in 1879.
James attended country schools and the Bethel College in Russellville, Kentucky. He was fourteen when he entered college.
He came to Clarksville when he was nineteen and worked for Turnley Ely & Co. for two years. He then went to work for Harrison & Shelby. After a year, he went to Grinter, Young & Co. for two years, and then bought interest in the company.
In 1874 he married Lizzie A. Polk, born in 1853 in Robertson County, Tennessee. They had three children: Thomas Polk, George Charlton and James H., Jr.
In 1881 he became a partner of Smith, Anderson & Bell and was senior partner, later the firm became Smith & Anderson. They did an extensive business as commission merchants.
In 1886 James was elected mayor. Later he was vice-president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank.

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170   JOHN M. SMITH


John Smith was born July 24, 1820 in Montgomery County, the son of Levi and Hannah Goode Smith. Levi was born in 1778 and Hannah in 1782, both in North Carolina. Levi kept a hotel for many years where the Franklin House now stands in Clarksville. He died there in 1823.
John married Levina Martin, daughter of William and Jane Martin. William was born in North Carolina and Jane in Virginia, both in 1800. On January 30, 1875 Levina died.
John was a molder but farmed for over thirty years and was quite wealthy.

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171   JOHN R. STEELE


John Steele was born in 1845 in Montgomery County, the son of Moses and Louisa Hunter Steele. Moses was born in 1803 and Louisa in 1812.
In 1870 John married Henrietta James and had one child, Eliza L. On January 11, 1871, Henrietta died. He remarried the second time on January 15, 1880 to Ida Ussery who was born in Tennessee, the daughter of John R. and America Ussery.
John was a farmer and owned an excellent farm on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. He raised mainly corn and tobacco.
In 1882 he was elected justice of the peace in his district. He was free and independent man who thought and acted for himself.

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172   BRYCE STEWART


Bryce Stewart was born in Scotland, the son of Bryce and Marian Kerr Stewart. His father was a merchant and both parents died in Scotland.
Bryce and two of his brothers came to America and settled in Richmond, Virginia. After several years Bryce moved to New Orleans where he lived for two years. In 1834 he came to Clarksville. He was in the tobacco business and had large interests in Missouri. He discontinued the business when the war broke out.
Bryce married Eliza McClure, the daughter of Alexander McClure. They had four children, only two survived: Marian, who married Hume A. Banker of Louisville and died in that city leaving one child, and Bryce Stewart Jr., who went to India. Eliza died in 1865 and in 1873, Bryce married Sallie West Cobb, daughter of Dr. Joshua Cobb. They had one child, Norman.

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173   LEONARD P. STEWART


Leonard Stewart was born February 8, 1845 in Cheatham County, Tennessee, the son of James S. and Mary J. Weakley Stewart. James was born in 1820 in Tennessee, the son of James S. Stewart Sr. James Sr. was a soldier in the Creek war, a farmer and blacksmith and died in 1855. Mary was born in 1823 and she and James had eleven children.
Leonard attended country schools in Cheatham County. He learned wagon-making and blacksmithing. In 1864 he moved to Montgomery County.
In 1870 he married Martha A. Pace, born in 1847 in Montgomery County. They had seven children: Clarence, born in 1871; Madlean, born in 1872; Lulaula, born in 1875; Samuel, born in 1876; Robert, born in 1878; Lovel, born in 1879, and Henrietta, born in 1881.
Leonard was the postmaster at Grantville.

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174   MAURICE A. STRATTON


Maurice Stratton was born November 23, 1852 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, the son of Richard H. and Eliza Brown Stratton. Richard was born in1814 and Eliza in 1812, both in Virginia. Richard was the son of James Stratton, who died in Virginia in 1862.
Maurice attended county schools in Albemarle County, Virginia. From 18868 to 1870 he farmed in Nelson County, Virginia. In March, 1871, he came to Clarksville and was a salesman for three years in the dry goods store of B.F. Coulter. He went West but returned in 1875 and worked for Mr. Coulter again. He then went into partnership with W.F. and J.R. Coulter in the dry goods business.
On January 15, 1879 he married Rachel Tucker, born June 15, 1856 in Kentucky, the daughter of John and Martha Tucker. Maurice and Rachel had one child, Mary, born in 1879 and died in 1880.
In 1882 he sold his interest and opened a boot and shoe store. He had one of the most complete line of goods in this part of the State. Maurice was a prominent citizen and independent.

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175   JAMES H. SULLIVAN


James Sullivan was born in Montgomery County, the son of Samuel and Mary Henry Sullivan. Samuel was born in 1805 and Mary in 1808, both in Tennessee. They both died in 1882.
James attended county schools and studied medicine in Charlotte, Tennessee under Dr, Moody, and in 1855 he entered the Medical University at Nashville, graduating in 1858.
In 1865 he married Georgia A. Lathann, born October 27, 1845 in Tennessee. They had eleven children: Jessie, Oscar, Maty, John P., Daniel H., Jennie, James, Anna, Samuel, Clay and William.
James set up practice in Clarksville and also bought a farm. In the war he joined Company A, Fiftieth Tennessee Regiment. He was in the battle of Ft. Donelson and was taken prisoner to Camp Douglas until exchanged in February, 1863. He served in the medical department until ill health forced his discharge and he returned home.
James was a very energetic and enterprising man.

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176   JAMES T. SWIFT


James Swift was born June 26, 1833 in Montgomery County, the son of Evan T. and Margaret D. McCauley Swift. Evan was born in 1810 and Margaret in 1811, both in Tennessee. Margaret died on June 27, 1837 and Evan married Matilda Welker, born 1819 in Tennessee.
In 1837 James married Martha E. Dickson, the daughter of James and Mary Dickson of Tennessee. James was born in 1802 and Mary in 1813.
James and Martha had five children: Luda, Samuel E., Mary D., Virginia E. and Emma.
In 1861 James joined Company A, Fiftieth Tennessee Regiment, under Capt. Thomas Beaumont. In 1862 he was taken ill and sent to Clarksville to the hospital where he remained for four weeks. He never recovered enough to return to the army.
He started milling on Barton's Creek, running it for the benefit of southern soldiers. When the war ended he returned home and became a carpenter. He also owned a fine farm.

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177   D.P. SYPERT


D.P. Sypert was born June 22, 1846 in Lebanon County, Tennessee, the son of H.S. and Nancy Rogers Sypert and is of Scottage descent. H.S. was born November, 1801 in Wilson County, he married Nancy in in 1823; she was born in Virginia. They had nine children H.S. died in 1883 and Nancy in 1885.
D.P. attended county schools in Christian County, Kentucky and Center College at Danville, Kentucky. He attended the University of Nashville and graduated with a medical degree in 1867. He set up his practice at Cherry Station in Montgomery County.
He owned a large farm near Cherry Station with a big, fine house on a hill with a good view of the area.
On February 27, 1868 he married Amanda Warfield of Montgomery County, the daughter of George H. and Elizabeth Warfield. D.P. and Amanda had one child, George Warfield.
Amanda was a leading member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Tennessee, and was treasurer and president of the local chapter. D.P. was an active Prohibitionist.

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178   J.A. TATE


J.A. Tate was born September 18, 1837 in Todd County, Kentucky. His father was from Virginia, of French descent, and his mother was the daughter of Col. Anthony New, who was a member of Congress from the Eighth Congressional District of Kentucky.
J.A. attended school in Elkton, Kentucky and later a boarding school in Montgomery County, and finished school at Bethel College of Kentucky.
He taught school for many years and then bought the school property and ran his own boarding school. When his health began to fail he bought the mineral springs of Montgomery County, known as Idaho Springs. He lived there the rest of his life.
On December 3, 1874 he married Ambie White, the daughter of Rev. John F. White of Trigg County. They had three children, of whom two survived.

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179   W.D. TAYLOR


W.D. was born April 19, 1835 in Kentucky, the son of W.H. and Lucinda Duncan Taylor, both of Kentucky. They had nine children, five of whom are: Nancy M., John, W.D., Josephine and Lou. W.H. died in Missouri while starting to cross the plains. Lucinda died in Missouri in 1862.
W.D. was raised on a farm and attended country schools. In 1861 he joined the Thirty-fourth Missouri Regiment. He stayed with them for a year then transferred to the infantry under Col. Clark where he stayed until 1863 when his health began to fail. He was in the battles of Carthage, Springfield, Lexington, Prairie Grove and Elkhorn. He was wounded in the leg while retreating from Missouri and remained in the hospital for some time. The ball was not removed from his leg and it affected him somewhat. He was wounded four times.
He came to Kentucky and farmed until 1865 when he moved to Tennessee and married Jennie Mallory of Tennessee, the daughter of Rev. S.S. Mallory. W.D. and Jennie had four children: John, Mary, Annie and one who died in 1873.
In 1870 he was elected constable in District 4 for two years and he was deputy sheriff for two years. He owned a fine farm in the Fourth District. He was a member of the F. & A.M. and the Knights of Pythias.

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180   S.D. TINSLEY


S.D. Tinsley was born January 5, 1851 in Montgomery County, the son of Oliver and Eliza A. Harper Tinsley. Oliver was born in Virginia in 1820 and died in 1885. Eliza was born in 1821 in Tennessee.
In 1872 S.D. married Ella W. Hunter, born October 3, 1847 in Tennessee, the daughter of Drew and Ann Dean Hunter, both of Tennessee.
In 1884 he bought a farm on Barren Fork Creek. He raised corn, tobacco, wheat and oats. Before he bought the farm he grew tobacco for years and then began buying and selling it at his farm.

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181   ELIZA A. TINSLEY


Eliza Tinsley was the widow of Oliver Tinsley. His parents were Linsley and Louisa Sanders Tinsley, both of Virginia and born in 1780.
Eliza was born March 16, 1821, the daughter of David and Ailsey Harper. In 1837 she married Oliver Tinsley and had seven children: William N., Burrell W., David L., David D., Louisa A., Ailsey E. and Stuart D.
In 1854 they moved to the Lafayette Furnace Farm on Barren Fork Creek. Oliver was the manager of the old Tennessee Furnace for several years. He raised corn, tobacco and stock until he died on April 9, 1885. Eliza then lived on the farm with her son-in-law T.L. Fain.

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182   WILLIAM PIERCE TITUS


William Titus was born May 16, 1852 in Buffalo, New York, the son of Orin B. and Susan M. Pierce Titus, and was of English descent. Orin was born in 1816 and Susan in 1824, both in New York. Susan died while on a visit to Brooklyn, New York Her body was brought back to Clarksville and buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
William came to Clarksville in 1876 and worked as a job printer for Neblett & Grant, and in 1877 bought Mr. Grant's interest in the paper. In September, 1885, he bought Mr. Neblett's interest. He built up the job printing business and introduced the only book-bindery in Clarksville.
On October 14, 1878 he married Addie E. Griffey. They had three children: Herndon, Harry S. and James Crusman.
William was a member of the Knights of Pythias.

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183   HANNIBAL H. THARPE


Hannibal Tharpe was born December 1, 1835 in Henry County, Tennessee, the son of William A. Tharpe. William was born in North Carolina and came to Tennessee about 1820. He died in 1870 and his wife in 1837.
Hannibal attended school in Paris, Tennessee and the college at Jackson, Tennessee. He began farming in 1857.
On December 27, 1862 he married M.C. Williams, born in 1843, the daughter of William Williams.
He joined the Masons in 1861. In 1871 he moved to Stewart County. In 1873 he opened a general store in Tharpe, Tennessee. In 1883 he sold his store and resumed farming.
In 1885 he moved to Clarksville. He was one of the directors of the Clarksville street railway.

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184   BENJAMIN HARDIN THOMAS


Benjamin Hardin Thomas was born November 29, 1832 in Tennessee, the son of Robert W. and Arminta C. Hardon Thomas, both of Virginia. Robert was born in 1809 and died in 1877. Arminta was born in 1813.
Benjamin was raised on a farm and attended the best schools in the county. He married Lucy M. West, born September 13, 1848. They had six children: Robert W., Drury P., Lucy H., Mildred L., Fannie M. and Arminta.
In 1854 he attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he studied medicine, graduating in 1859.
He set up practice in Montgomery County until the fall of Ft. Donelson, when he took charge of the sick and wounded there. From there he went to Nashville but remained only a short time as the enemy approached. He then went to Lauderdale Springs, Mississippi. He was in charge of the hospital there for eighteen months. He then took charge of the hospital in Port Hudson for a short time; he also ran the hospital in Clinton, Louisiana for a short time. He went to Shelby Springs, Alabama and ran the hospital there for one year. He then went to Macon, Georgia and was captured by Gen. Wilson and held prisoner until Lee's surrender.
He returned home and resumed his practice.

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185   J.W TRAHERN


J.W. Trahern was born March 20, 1832 in Montgomery County, the son of William and L.J. Thomas Trahern. William was born in Virginia in 1809. He came to Tennessee in early life and settled in Piney Fork. He was a farmer and owned many slaves. On April 13, 1831 he married L.J. of Virginia and had four children: J.W., L.J., E.C. and A.A. He died in 1875.
J.W. attended country schools and in 1865 he married Bell Baynham of Montgomery County. They had seven children: W.J., W.E., O.L., J.T., E.M., E.M. and Charlie.
J.W. was first a clerk in a dry goods store in Knox, Kentucky for two years. He went to Hopkins County, Kentucky and worked in the grocery store for one year. He then came to New Providence and was in the tobacco and stock cattle business. He ran a barrel factory In 1858 but it was destroyed by fire.
In 1859 he bought a farm where he deals in leaf tobacco. In 1862 Federal soldiers burned his house and barns.

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186   PRESLEY O. TRAVIS


Presley Travis was born October 5, 1834 in Montgomery County, the son of John and Demaries Pollock Travis, and is of English descent. John was born in North Carolina in the late 1700's He came to Tennessee and married Demaries of Clarksville and had eight children. John died in 1834 and Demaries in 1870.
Presley was educated in country schools and worked on his mother's farm and cared for her until her death. In 1850 they moved to another farm of 275 acres and raised tobacco, corn and wheat.
Presley never married. He served as magistrate of his district from 1856 to 1876. In May, 1861, he joined the Fourteenth Regiment, Tennessee Infantry. He was in all battles until fall of 1862 when he was honorably discharged for being overage.
He was a member of the F. & A.M.

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187   ANDREW M. TRAWICK


Andrew Trawick was born October 8, 1844 in Carroll County, Tennessee, the son of John and Diana Cook Trawick, and is of Scottish-Irish descent. The Trawicks were from Belfast, Ireland and came to America in 1765. John's grandfather was one of nine brothers who were all in the Revolutionary war. John's father was Robert Trawick, born in North Carolina. John was also born in North Carolina in 1792 and died in Tennessee in 1848. Diana was born in 1803 and died in 1860. They had nine children.
Andrew was raised on a farm. In 1860 he went to Arkansas and attended school. In 1861 he joined Company F, Sixteenth Arkansas Volunteer Infantry and was soon promoted to second-lieutenant. He was in the battle of Elkhorn, Corinth and Port Hudson, where he was taken prisoner to Johnson's Island, Ohio, where he remained until the end of the war. During imprisonment he continued his studies.
In 1865 he returned home a year later and began to study medicine under Dr. A.J. Weldon. He attended lectures at the University of Louisville. In 1867 Andrew married Mattie B. McSwain, born in 1849 in Henry County. They had eleven children: Archibald, Arcadius M., Ada, John D., Cora M., Lulu B., George C., Clara B., Mary E., Thorpe B. and one who died.
He set up practice at Davis, Tennessee where he stayed for fourteen years. He was appointed president of the Stewart County Medical Society in 1878. In 1881 he attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville and in March of that year graduated. In May he came to Clarksville where he stayed.
Andrew was a Mason, K. of H. and ardent Prohibitionist. He was a prominent and self-made man.

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188   JOHN D. TYLER


John Tyler was born and raised in Virginia. He was educated by an old Scotsman and received a classical education. Before he was fourteen he completed the Latin and Greek course, and at fifteen was Latin tutor at the Academy of Warrenton, North Carolina.
In 1812 he was captain of a cavalry company when eighteen years old. At age nineteen he married and came to Montgomery County, and became a school teacher. He followed no plans and did not allow trustees to visit his school.
He bought a farm near Clarksville and conducted his school there for forty years. He had a good reputation as educator and disciplinarian and received boys from all over the South and boarded them for years. He spent evenings reading aloud from Homer and other Greek poets, translating them in clear English. He was also fond of Shakespeare.
John objected to soldiers holding public office and opposed Gen. Jackson running for president. While not a politician he was twice sent to the Legislature and once to the State Senate, and in 1844 was one of the electors for Henry Clay.
John was famous in his day as a fiddler and often played in the evenings.
When he died, Clarksville closed all businesses and adjourned court, the citizens held a meeting in honor of his memory. His passing was mourned by all.

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189   JOHN R. USSERY


John Ussery was born July 3, 1826 in Montgomery County, the son of John W. and Rebecca Nibblett Ussery.
In 1853 he married America Smith. They had ten children: Ida, George, William, Sarah E., Maud H., Robert L., Edwin M., Eugene E., Frank and Norman.
John was a farmer and owned land on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. He was Sunday School Superintendent of the Antioch school. He was a leading citizen and respected by all.

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190   R.H. WALKER


R.H. Walker was born March 9, 1840 in Robertson County, the son of John A. and Elizabeth Bellamy Walker, and is of Scottish-English descent. The family came to Tennessee in pioneer times and both parents died in Robertson County.
R.H. was raised and educated in Robertson County and learned to be a cooper.
In 1861 he joined Capt. Bidwell's Company, Thirtieth Tennessee and served one year. He was taken prisoner at Fort Donelson and held at Camp Butler but after forty days escaped and returned home.
In 1863 he came to Montgomery County and settled in New Providence and worked as a cooper until 1874 when he began dealing in tobacco.
In 1868 he married Caroline Watts and had five children: Herschel, Alfonso, Tracy, Prince and Hattie. R.H. was a Mason.

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191   JOHN W. WALLER


John Waller was born January 13, 1841 in Montgomery County, the son of Alfred and Rebecca Parham Waller. Alfred was a schoolteacher from Virginia and Rebecca was from Kentucky. They married in Kentucky. They both died young and their three children were raised by their grandmother Parham in Kentucky.
When eleven years old John came to Montgomery County and attended country schools. In 1861 married Fredonia W. Nebblett of this county. They had two children: Charles T. and Eddie E.
John was a farmer in District 1, about eleven miles from Clarksville. He raised tobacco, wheat, corn and oats. He was well-to-do financially.

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192   GEORGE H. WARFIELD


George Warfield was born May 9, 1804 in Maryland, the son of James H. and Ann Gassaway Warfield. James was born in 1750 in Maryland and died October 18, 1812. After his death, Ann came to Tennessee, where she died June 10, 1849.
George attended county schools in Maryland and and worked in the mercantile business in charge of a number of vessels on the Chesapeake Bay owned by a relative.
When he was twenty-three he married Susan Waters, born March 23, 1802 in Maryland. They had seven children: James H., Ann Elizabeth, Milton, Susan Virginia, Charles H., Margaret and George W.
About 1835 the family came to Montgomery County where Susan died on October 28, 1844. In 1848 George married Elizabeth Johnson, born March 14, 1821 in Tennessee, the daughter of Joseph and Nancy Johnson of Montgomery County. They had nine children: Amanda M., Charles P., Joseph G., Nannie M., Pattie H., Samuel J., Laban L., Hanson and Alexander G.
George owned a large tract of land which he farmed. He was a stockholder and director in the Planters Bank at Clarksville and a president of the Montgomery County Agricultural and Mechanical Association.
He was a very prominent citizen and quite wealthy. He died December 9, 1870.

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193   GEORGE W. WARFIELD


George Warfield was born December 21, 1843, the son of George H. and Susan Waters Warfield.
He was raised on a farm and attended country schools and Stewart College in Clarksville.
In 1861 he joined Company E, Fiftieth Tennessee Volunteers and was captured at Fort Donelson and taken prisoner to Camp Douglas, Chicago, where he was kept seven months. He was wounded at Chickamauga and was on patrol duty at Petersburg, Virginia at the time of the surrender.
He returned home and bought a large farm. On October 20, 1869 he married Dora Pollard, born April 30, 1850, the daughter of B.F. and Susan A. Pollard. They had six children: Walter Wilson, born July 30, 1870; Lula Belle, born January 27, 1873; Susie Lizzie, born January 17, 1876; Harrison Pollard, born February 10, 1878; Dora Pollard, born January 7, 1881, and Mary Rice, born March 7, 1886.
In 1885 he moved to Clarksville.

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194   THOMAS J. WATSON


Thomas Watson was born January 1, 1818 near Richmond, Virginia, the son of Josiah and Martha McCormac, and is of Scottish-Irish descent. Josiah was born in Virginia in the late 1700's and was a soldier in the war of 1812. He was in the battle of New Orleans. Martha was born in Virginia. They had twelve children
When Thomas was a baby the family moved to Montgomery County, but in a short time moved to Marion County, Illinois, leaving Thomas and a brother and sister here. Josiah died just before the end of the war.
Thomas attended country schools and learned to be a cooper. After working as a cooper for some time he bought a farm in Fredonia.
In 1845 he married Elizabeth A. Rudolph of Montgomery County, daughter of Jacob and Martha Rudolph. They had eight children: Gustavus E., Thaddeus N., Ella W., Benjamin T., William R., John M., Margaret W. and Wallace W.
Thomas farmed until he bought an interest in the Cumberland Flouring Mills. He was a member of the Fredonia F. & A.M. One of his sons became a minister.

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195   JOHN J. WEST


John West was born December 30, 1853 in Todd County, Kentucky, the son of Dr. J.B. and Mary Jarrad West. J.B. was born in 1825 in Alabama and was a prominent teacher. From 1866 to 1872 he was in charge of the Clarksville Female Academy. He was a leading minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church for more than thirty years and was in charge of the Tulip Street Church in Nashville. Mary was born in 1830 in Virginia.
John attended county schools and Stewart College in Clarksville. He studied law under Hon. John F. House. During 1875 he was deputy circuit clerk of Montgomery County and began his law practice.
In 1878 he was elected public administrator. In 1882 he was elected city attorney and re-elected each year.
On October 3, 1878 he married Georgie Beaumont, born in 1858 in Montgomery County. They had three children: Laura B., Mary and John.
John was a member of the K. of H. and K. of P.

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196   H.M. WHITAKER


H.M. Whitaker was born July 17, 1819 in Kentucky, the son of G.W. and Harriet Whitaker. G.W. was born in 1781 in Montgomery County, Maryland. Harriet was born in 1791 in Amherst County, Virginia. G.W. went to Baltimore as a young boy and worked as a clerk for McDonald & Ridley wholesale dry goods. In 1800 he moved to Kentucky where he married in 1810. He was a cashier for the Commonwealth Bank and bought shares in it. Harriet died August 8, 1836 and he moved to Illinois and lived with his son, George until 1854. He moved back to Montgomery County and lived with his son, H.M. until he died in March of 1873.
H.M. studied medicine at Meriville, Todd County, Kentucky until 1843 He moved to Russellville and practiced until 1846. He moved to Montgomery County and, in 1852 he built a house on 115 acres.
On January 20, 1853 he married Sarah E. Williams, the daughter of Josiah Williams of Nashville. They had eight children: H.W., who became a doctor in the United States Navy; Fannie D., Ada H., Milbrey E., Andrew, Hallie, Mary and Louie.
H.M. was highly regarded as one of the first physicians in this county.

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197   HERVEY WHITFIELD


Hervey Whitfield was born July 3, 1847 in Tennessee, the son of Needham Lewis and Hannah Wilcox Whitfield. They had nine children. Needham died in 1858.
Hervey attended country schools. He was sixteen when he joined the Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalry under Gen. Forrest for one year, and then until the close of the war.
He took charge of his mother's farm for eight years, then, in 1875 he married Ella Trigg, the daughter of Thomas S. and Elizabeth Trigg. They had three children: Arthur G., born in 1876; Roy, born in 1878; and Thomas B., born in 1882.
After his marriage Hervey moved to Arkansas until 1882, when he returned and bought a farm in Montgomery County. He was a Good Templar for over thirteen years and was an active worker for temperance and prohibition.

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198   T.H. WHITFIELD


T.H. Whitfield was born December 17, 1839, the son of M. Whitfield and Agnes Boan Whitfield. Both parents were born in the early 1800's in Tennessee.
T.H. was a miller from early boyhood. In 1866 he began milling at the Ringgold Mills. He was an extra fine miller and an honest and upright man.

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199   SAMUEL M. WILKERSON


Samuel Wilkerson was born September 12, 1846 in Montgomery County, the son of John W. and Martitia C. Hope Wilkerson. John was born in Tennessee in the early 1800's, and is of Irish descent. Martitia was born in Tennessee and they had six children. About 1845 the family moved to Montgomery County.
Samuel was raised on a farm and attended country schools. He lived with his parents until he was twenty-nine and married Myra T. Bagwell of Montgomery County, the daughter of Pleasant and Nancy Bagwell. They had two children: Minnie L. and Nannie H.
After marriage Samuel bought a farm, recently cleared and built a house and barns.

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200   D. WALKER WILLIAMS


Walker Williams was born April , 1845 in Ringgold, Montgomery County, the son of Fielding L. and Lucy E. Ward Williams. They were from Virginia and came to Montgomery County in 1835. Fielding died in 1845.
Walker attended county schools, and in 1862 joined the Otey Battery at Richmond, Virginia and served until the end of the war.
For ten years he was in the sugar refining business in Philadelphia. He came to Clarksville and was in the Tobacco business.
He was well-known and highly respected.



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