20. March 2014 · Comments Off on FOGG, William – (b. 1799) · Categories: Biographies · Tags: , ,

WILLIAM FOGG, deceased, was a farmer and a stock raiser of the Sixth District in Giles County. He was born in King George County, Va., in 1799, son of Frederick and Elizabeth Fogg, natives of Virginia. William received a good education and came to this State, settling in Giles County in the early part of this century. He was a tiller of the soil, and in 1832 he was joined for life to Frances Fogg, who died in 1852, in Giles County. In 1855 he took for his second wife Sarah L. Morris, the widow of Gen. Lafayette Morris, and the daughter of Levi and Mary A. Reed, natives of Tennessee. By this union our subject became the father of five children, viz.: Annie M., Frances E., William R., Frederick A. and Louisa M. Mr. Fogg came from a very highly respected family, and is of English descent. He owned 300 acres of good land, all well improved, and was in very comfortable circumstances. He died in 1868, mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. He was a Democrat in politics.


Source: Goodspeed’s History of Giles County, 1886

24. May 2013 · Comments Off on BARBER, Thomas W. · Categories: Biographies · Tags: , , ,

THOMAS W. BARBER’S birth occurred on the 23d day of May 1843, in Giles County, Tenn. His parents, Isaac J. and Eliza A. (Gordon) Barber, were born in Virginia, in 1814 and 1815, respectively. They were Tennessee pioneers, and did much to clear and settle the State. The father died September 29, 1885, and the mother in October 1858. At the age of eighteen, our subject enlisted in the Confederate Army in Col, Wheeler’s First Tennessee Cavalry, and served until the close of the war, participating in many of the most important and bloodiest engagements. January 20,1867, he married Maggie A. Reid, born January 12, 1849, daughter of John P. C. Reed [sic], of Giles County. Their children are named Henry R., Thomas Guy, Sammie C., T. Wesley, John I., Shellie M. and Lena M. Mr. Barber was raised under Whig influences, but since the war has not been identified with any party. He is a Mason, and owns a farm of 150 acres, cotton being the principal production. Mrs. Barber’s parents were of Irish extraction. The father was a Tennesseean by birth, and was magistrate of Giles County for about thirty years and represented his county in the State Legislature one term. The mother’s maiden name was Sarah A. Hazlewood. (Goodspeed’s History of Giles County, 1886)

21. May 2013 · Comments Off on BAUGH, John L. · Categories: Biographies · Tags: , , ,

JOHN L. BAUGH, an enterprising farmer, residing five, miles south of Pulaski, in the Eighth District of Giles County, was a native of Williamson County, Tenn., born in 1841, and of German descent. His parents, Philip and Elizabeth Baugh, were natives of Tennessee, and were considered first-class citizens. Our subject secured a good education, and has been from early boyhood actively engaged in farming. In l867 he was married to Mary D. Wilkins, and to them was born one child, a daughter, Annie. The mother of this child died in 1869, and in 1871 he wedded Docia Reed, who died in the fall of the same year. In 1874 he was again married to Lucy R. Grigsby, and this union resulted in the birth of two children. The family is consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Baugh is a Democrat and a member of the F. & A. M. fraternity. In 1869 he moved to where he now resides, on 310 acres of excellent land, well improved. He is a rather successful man in all his undertakings, and is regarded as a prosperous and industrious farmer. (Goodspeed’s History of Giles County, 1886)