A.B. CONLEY, merchant, and a prominent citizen of Tullahoma, Tenn., was born in Rutherford County, Tenn.,November 7, 1847; the son of A.W. CONLEY, a native of Tennessee. Our subject was reared on a farm in what is now a part of Crockett County. He acquired his education in the common schools and in 1867 began the study of medicine. He attended the Eclectic College at Cincinnati, Ohio, the medical department of the University of Louisiana at New Orleans, and graduated in 1884 from the American Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati. From 1871 to 1880 he practiced in Louisiana and then went to Milan, Tenn. June 17, 1886, he came to Tullahoma and engaged in general merchandising, his present occupation. At the age of fourteen he ran away from home, joined the Confederate Twelfth Tennessee Cavalry. After a year’s service he returned home on account of sickness. He was married in 1869 to Mattie J., daughter of Washington MITCHELL of Rutherford County, Tenn. Three children were born to them–one girl and two boys. Our subject is a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows, K. of P., K. of H., K. & L. of H. and A.O.U.W orders.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of the Counties of White, Warren, Coffee, DeKalb, and Cannon, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.