20. March 2014 · Comments Off on DICKERSON, Washington R. – (b. 1811) · Categories: Biographies · Tags: ,

WASHINGTON R. DICKERSON, farmer and stock-raiser, residing in the Thirteenth District of Giles County, Tenn., near Buford’s Station, was born in Lynchburg, Va., October 21, 1811, and is a son of Terry and Nancy DICKERSON, who were born in the “Old Dominion” and were married about 1805. Mary K., Allen A. and Washington R. are their children. The father died in 1818 and the mother in 1813. Our subject came to this State when a small lad, with some relatives, and settled in Maury County, where his education was very much neglected. He has farmed from boyhood, and in 1838 settled on a farm of his own. He owns 600 acres of as fine land as Giles County produces, besides 235 acres in the Fifteenth District and some valuable property in Pulaski, all of which he has made by his own good management and industry and the aid of his wife, who is in every sense of the word a helpmate. In 1843 he married Mary J. STONE, and eight children have blessed their union: Sarah K., Ophelia S., William A., Mary J., Betsy S., Rosa B. S., Washington R. and Jeffie. The family are Presbyterians, and our subject is a Democrat and of Irish lineage.


Source: Goodspeed’s History of Giles County, 1886

20. March 2014 · Comments Off on GLAZE, Andrew L. – (b. 1837) · Categories: Biographies · Tags: , ,

ANDREW L. GLAZE, M. D., a practicing physician located at Elkton, Giles County, was born February 25, 1837, in Limestone County, Ala., and is of Irish extraction. He received his early education in the schools of Alabama, and subsequently attended school at Elkton, Giles County. In 1858 he began the study of medicine with Dr. A. J. Held, of Elkton, and in 1859 entered the University of Nashville and attended one course of lectures. At the time of the breaking out of the war he was connected with the medical department of the Confederate Army where he remained until the close of the war. He then returned to Elkton, and was engaged in the practice of his profession. October 18, 1866, he was joined in marriage to Martha J. Stone, daughter of Thomas J. and Almira Stone, of Lincoln County. By this union our subject and wife became the parents of four children: Lilla, Madora, Mattie and Annie. In 1874, Dr. Glaze entered the University of Nashville, and graduated from that institution in 1875. He then returned to Elkton. and has been constantly engaged in his profession ever since. The Doctor is a Democrat and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Glaze died May 2, 1886.


Source: Goodspeed’s History of Giles County, 1886