HARALSON, Robert W.

Robert W. Haralson, a citizen and energetic farmer of Haywood County, was born in the county August 20, 1845, and is the son of William H. and Isabella (McCulloch) Haralson. The father was a native of North Carolina, born in 1804 and died January 11, 1856. In early life be was engaged in the mercantile business at Ashport and Randolph, Tenn., and several years afterward engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi River, first in the capacity of clerk, then as captain. In 1847 he settled in Haywood County and spent the remainder of his life farming. The mother of our subject was born in Ireland, July 29, 1813, and came with her parents to this country when small; she died May 4, 1885.

Robert W. Haralson had good educational advantages, and has since boyhood given his attention to farming; in addition to this he runs a grist and saw-mill and is a man of untiring industry, making a success of both his farm and mill. December 15, 1869, he was married to Sarah J. BARCROFT, a native of Haywood County; they had nine children – six sons and three daughters – three of them are dead. He is a Democrat and with his wife belongs to the Methodist Church; he has served as steward for several years. Mrs. Haralson is a woman of fine intelligence, and exerts a good Influence in the community in which she lives.


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.

CALDWELL, J.F.

J. F. CALDWELL, residing and living in the Second District, was born November 11, 1852, in Tipton County, Tenn., and is the son of Theophilus Caldwell, who was born in Maury County, Tenn., in 1826, and died at Warren, Bradley Co., Ark., in 1863. Our subject’s mother was Catharine E. Caldwell, she was born in Maury County, and died in 1858 in Bradley County, Ark. J. F. Caldwell was raised on a farm with his uncle, Robert Caldwell, and remained with him until 1876, when he commenced farming for himself, which we has successfully continued, with stock raising, to the present time.

December 14, 1876 he married Mattie WILLIAMS, daughter of Luke and Rebecca Williams, and by this marriage have had five children: Annie, Elizabeth, Lillian, Estelle, who died October 26, 1882; Robert Lee, James F., who died in infancy, and Theophilus W. Mr. Caldwell is a man with a fine sense of honor, and is a valuable citizen. In 1855 he was tax collector of the district; is in politics a Democrat, and is a popular man in his neighborhood.

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.

CALDWELL, Robert

Robert CALDWELL, one of the influential farmers of long standing, of the Second district, is a native of Lincoln County, and was born October 25, 1822, and is the son of Alex Caldwell, who was born in 186, and died in Tipton County, in 1842.  The mother was Elizabeth NICHOLLS Caldwell, who died when our subject was quite an infant.

Robert Caldwell is of Irish descent; he was raised on a farm, and worker for wages until the date of the war; since then he has farmed for himself, and has accumulated quite a nice property, having commenced with no means. February 6, 1844, he married Nancy S. HARGIS of Fayette County; they have no children.  Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and he is an enthusiastic Democrat.  He takes a deep interest in all pertaining to the welfare of the county, and whenever he is called upon to contribute to any public enterprise, responds freely.

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.