Allston Myatt, a prominent merchant of Dickson, was born January 24, 1824, in Dickson County, Tenn., being the sixth of ten children born to the union of Kendrick and Elizabeth (Harmon) Myatt, both natives of North Carolina. In 1818 the father came to Dickson County where he followed farming until 1860, the year of his death. The mother died in August, 1885, at the age of ninety-four years. Our subject was reared with his parents on a farm to the age of twenty-one, when he went to Kentucky where he taught school two years. He then returned, married and began farming. He was county surveyor for eighteen years. In 1868 he opened a general merchandise establishment in Dickson and continued one year. He was then appointed by the governor as commissioner of registration and served in that capacity till the repeal of the act supporting the office. In 1872 he resumed his business and has continued it successfully, although with some trying adversities. He now owns about 2,000 acres of land. He was married, December 25, 1847, to Mary Ann Sugg, the result of this union being nine children, three of whom are now living: Kendrick H., James A. and Benjamin F. This wife died in 1869 and he then chose and wedded, December 25, 1870, Mrs. S. M. Fox. Four children bless this union: Samuel A. and Charlie A. (twins), Theodore L. and Mary C. Mr. Myatt and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a member of the F. & A. M. He was a Whig before the war and is a Democrat since. He is one of the enterprising citizens of Dickson.