Winfield S. Coleman, a prominent young business man of Dickson County, came to Dickson at the age of twenty-two in the fall of 1880, and formed a partnership with J. T. Henslee in the drug and general merchandise trade, in which he has been very successful. He retired from this firm in the spring of 1886 to assume an interest in the firm of J. R. Bryan & Co. in the manufacture of lime, staves, etc. He was the third of a family of five children born to the marriage of Thomas J. and Priscilla (Lugg) Coleman. The father was a native of Dickson County and was born in 1826. He was a school-teacher and farmer and died in 1864. The mother is yet living in this county four miles north of Dickson. W. S. was reared on a farm with his parents to the age of twenty-two and received a very limited education. He is a thoroughly successful and entirely self-made man. He is a member of the Democratic party and a very highly respected citizen of the county.