Jerry Nesbitt was born in Dickson County, Tenn., June 14, 1848, and is the son of Andrew F. and Nancy (Dilleha) Nesbitt. The father was justice of the peace for several years. His death occurred March 26, 1863 (see W. T. Nesbitt for sketch of father). The mother was born in Dickson County in 1824, and died in 1866. Our subject was but fifteen years old at the time of his father’s death, and has since then been at work for himself, being a farmer by occupation. February 24, 1875, he was married to Minerva J. Dickson, who was born in Houston County March 29, 1856. They have three children: Andrew J., Lillie Bell and Clarence V. The wife is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Politically our subject is a Democrat.