BAIN, Sam C.D. (Dr.)

Dr. Sam. C. D. BAIN, farmer and physician of the Tenth District, was born in Sumner County, February 14, 1831, and was one of ten children born to John R. and Sarah E. Bain. The father was born in North Carolina in 1793, and moved with his parents to Tennessee when a child. They located first in East Tennessee, then moved to Sumner County. He was a Presbyterian minister, and also engaged in teaching; he died in 1868. His mother’s maiden name was CROCKETT. She was a distant relative of David Crockett, and was born in Williamson County in 1801, and died in 1878.

Dr. Bain was educated at the Nashville University, and remained in that city until the close of the war. In 1851 he commenced reading medicine under Drs. Watson and Briggs, at the same time attending lectures at the medical university, and graduated in 1854, and the same year married Miss Delphine HALL, who was born in Giles County in 1836, and died in 1877. The had two children: J. Watson and Josie (wife of Baldwin LUCAS).

Dr. Bain moved to Haywood County in 1857, and located where he now lives; he has had an extensive practice, and also engaged in farming, owning 640 acres of good land. In 1878 he married Miss Emma GRIFFIN, daughter of A. J. and Lean Griffin. Mrs. Bain was a native of Mississippi. Hugh, ages seven years; Ethel, aged five years; Emma May, aged three years, and Maunsel, aged about three months, are the children blessing their union. Dr. Bain is a Democrat and a Mason.

Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.

COOK, G.W. (Rev.)

REV. G. W. COOK was born near Shelbyville, Tenn., November 14, 1833, son of William and Nancy (Lentz) COOK, who were born in 1802 and 1810, in North Carolina and Tennessee, respectively. The father died of cholera in Jun, 1854.

Our subject is the third of eight children. At the age of twenty years he became overseer for Thomas SHEARREN and then began farming for himself. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church when a boy, and when about twenty-six years old was licensed to preach. In 1870 he was ordained deacon at Pulaski, Tenn., and in 1874 he was ordained elder. He has had regular work since 1870, and has conscientiously fulfilled the duties of his calling.

He was married December 20, 1855 to Mary E. PICKLE, daughter of Major and Catherine PICKLE. Rev. and Mrs. COOK became the parents of eleven children , four of whom are dead: William T. S., a minister of the gospel; Mary E. (Mrs. C. M. SPRUCE), Emily M. (Mrs. William DARNELL), Rosanna (Mrs. E. STALLING), Henry C., Eliza and Nora A. Our subject acquired the most of his education by dint of hard study after acquiring his growth. He is a Democrat, but up to the date of the late war was an old-line Whig.

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Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.

HARDEMAN, C.O.

C. O. HARDEMAN, present trustee of Chester County, was born in Giles County, Tenn., in 1840; son of Benjamin F. and Ellen (Sanders) HARDEMAN. The father was a native of Middle Tennessee, born in 1815. His educational advantages were very limited, but being a man of great observation and a lover of literature, he, through self study became a well informed man. He was married in Giles County about 1835 and in 1851 removed to Henderson County where be tilled the soil up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1858. He reared a family of ten children — eight sons and two daughters — who are still living. Five of’ his sons were in the Confederate Army all of whom returned without receiving any serious injury. He served as captain in the Mexican war and was a man of considerable influence. The mother was born about 1817 and is still living on the old homestead in Henderson County.

Our subject received his education partly in the common schools and partly by observation and reading. January, 1862, he married Miss Amanda STUBBLEFIELD, a native of Wayne County, Tenn., born in 1835 and the daughter of Thomas and Sallie STUBBLEFIELD, natives of North Carolina and Virginia respectively. They are still living in Henderson County.

To Mr. and Mrs. HARDEMAN were born nine children, six of whom are now living: Thomas B., Jasper G., Sarah Alice, Elizabeth, Cora and C. Maude. Our subject first located near Centre Point where he remained until 1884 engaged in farming; since then he has resided near Henderson and is the owner of 400 acres of land in the vicinity; he also owns land in Henderson County. He held the position of magistrate from 1872 till 1884 when he was elected to the office of trustee of Chester County and re-elected in 1886. He is an ardent and uncompromising Democrat and cast his first presidential vote for Jeff DAVIS in 1861. He is a long-standing and prominent member of the Masonic fraternity and is also a consistent member of the Old School Presbyterian Church. Mrs. HARDEMAN is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

 

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Source: History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present ; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Henderson, Chester, McNairy, Decatur, and Hardin Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville, TN: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.

McGILL, H.D.

H. D. McGill, M.D., was born in Henderson County, Tenn., in 1858 and is one of a family of eight children born to E. T. and Sarah (Meals) McGill. The father was born in Giles County, October, 1825 and was of Scotch-Irish extraction. He was reared on a farm by a Mr. William Legg, of Alabama, and had no advantages for an education. In 1849 he was married and December of the same year removed to Henderson County. He was engaged in the mercantile business for many years at Metropolis, Huntingdon and other places and also dealt somewhat largely in cotton. In 1870 he went to Nashville and engaged in the cotton business there for McCray & Co. He is now acting as traveling salesman for a firm in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Our subject received a good academia education and finished at Nashville. In 1875 he began the study of medicine under Dr. J. B. Stephens, of Nashville, and in 1877 entered Nashville Medical College and graduated from this institution in 1878. He soon located at McLemoresville and practiced there two years, after which he came to Clarksburg and has continued there ever since. In 1884 and 1885 he attended a course of lectures at the University of Tennessee where he graduated in 1885. Since his residence at Clarksburg he has established an extensive and lucrative practice and is fast becoming one of the most popular and successful physicians of the county. January 12, 1881, he married Gracie McDowell, daughter of Rev. J. L. and M. S. McDowell. Mrs. McGill died September 29, 1885, leaving three small children: Arthur, Maggie May and Gracie M. Mrs. McGill was a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a fond parent and a true companion. Our subject is a Republican in politics and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Garfield.

 

Transcribed by David Donahue


Source: History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Carroll, Henry and Benton Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978.

KYLE, Robert G.

Robert G. Kyle was born December 7, 1813, in Williamson County, Tenn., and is a farmer by occupation. He is of a family of eight children—four sons and two daughters still living—born to Barney C. and Elizabeth (Gilbert) Kyle, both from Georgia, his father of Irish descent, and his mother of Scotch-English; they were married in Georgia, and about 1812 moved to Williamson County, Tenn., remaining a few years, and then moved to Madison County, Ala., for a short time, and then located in Giles County, Tenn., remaining there six years, and moved to Weakley County, Tenn., in 1827, and followed farming until 1839, when they moved to Panola County, Miss., where his father died in 1861, his mother in 1873.

Mr. Robert Kyle remained with his parents until of age, then attended and taught school one year in Weakley County, after which he spent one year in Georgia, then returned to Weakley County, and was elected constable in 1839, serving eight years; then he engaged in stock trading two years, and in 1849 embarked in general merchandising at Caledonia, which occupied, his time for four years, when he returned to stock trading a few years, and in 1855 began farming on a tract of land he had previously purchased in Weakley County. He filled the office of county trustee in 1856-57, and in 1858 married Flora Elizabeth Crittendon, and continued farming until 1872, when they moved to McKenzie, Tenn., where they have since resided. By his marriage he has four sons and two daughters: Jno. S., William M., Emma D., Robert B., James D. and Mora. His farm in Weakley County contains 570 acres. He is a member of the F. & A. M., and himself and family belong to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

 

Transcribed by David Donahue


Source: History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Carroll, Henry and Benton Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978.