Kendrick Myatt was born May 22, 1822, in Tennessee, the fifth of nine children. Our subject began work on the farm for himself at the age of twenty years, continuing at that avocation for about thirty years, during which time he was very successful. He then engaged in the saw and grist-mill business and carding machine, continuing at that for about five years. He has been postmaster at Burns’ Station for twelve years, and was railroad agent about eight years of that time. He engaged in merchandising for a number of years and was burned out in 1879. In January, 1840, he was married to Cynthia Laftis, and to them were born seven children. His wife dying he was married to Jane Ross, and by her had one child, and, being again left a widower, he married Mary Jane Lambert, and by her has five children. The educational advantages of our subject were limited, yet he has been a very successful man throughout life, and is a man of reliability and influence. Politically, he is a Democrat.