William T. Nesbitt was born October 25, 1845, and is the son of Andrew F. and Nancy (Dilleha) Nesbitt. The parents were born in Tennessee, the father in 1820. He was a first lieutenant in the Confederate Army, and was killed at Brentwood while leading Capt. Minor’s company. At the age of eighteen years our subject entered the Confederate Army, joining Company E, Tenth Tennessee Cavalry. He returned home after the surrender and engaged in school teaching for eight years. In 1874 he joined the Tennessee Conference, in which he remained about eleven years when he was located. December 26, 1876, he was married to Mrs. Cornelia White, nee Moore. To them four children have been born: Robert Moore White, Julia Edna Parthenia, Wilbur Foster, and Edgar Jones. Our subject is a Democrat.