WHITTEMORE, William H. (Dr.)

DR. WILLIAM H. WHITTEMORE, of Haley, was born October 6, 1853, in Davidson County, Tenn.  His father, William B. Whittemore, was a native of the same county and is of Scotch-Irish descent.  He is a prominent farmer of that county, and married  Nancy E. Hays, a native of Davidson County and daughter of John Hays.  To this union were born ten children, our subject being the eldest.  The father and mother are both living.

The Doctor was educated at Franklin College, near Nashville, where he graduated in 1869.  He received his medical education in the medical department of the University of Tennessee, from which institution he graduated in 1878, and then commenced the practice of his profession at Antioch, Davidson Co., Tenn.  Here he remained two years and then moved to Nashville, and was elected as county health officer, and held this position three years.  He then moved to HaIey, Bedford Co., Tenn., where he continues the practice of medicine and has already established an extensive practice.

November 8, 1882, he married Miss Georgia M. Tolmie, a native of the city of Nashville and daughter of Alexander McD. Tolmie, a prominent citizen and machinist of that city, who ran the first engine that was run on the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, and was for a long time master mechanic of that road.  To Dr. W. H. Whittemore and wife was born one child, Maggie T.  The Doctor is a member of the K. of H. and the Iron Hall.  He is a Democrat and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.  Mrs. Whittemore is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

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.

HYDER–Nathaniel E.

Nathaniel E. HYDER, a physician, was born in Carter County, in the Hyder settlement. the son of W. F. M. and Margaret (Edens) HYDER, the former a son of Jonathan H., Sr., a son of Michael E., who in turn was a son of Michael, one of the Watauga Association. The latter was of German stock and a farmer, and came to the Rappahannock River, in Virginia, where his son was born. They came to East Tennessee about 1761. Jonathan was a relative of Jonathan HAMPTON, of South Carolina, for whom he was named. He was a prominent farmer. The father was born in 1824, in Carter County, and married, in 1848, a daughter of N. T. and L. Hyder EDENS. She was born in 1829, in this county, and our subject is the only child. The father, always a successful farmer, is an active member of the Christian Church, and was second lieutenant in the Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry. The mother is a member of the same church, and an esteemed lady.

Our subject was educated at Franklin Academy, Washington County, and when twenty-five began medicine by self study, and has practiced for the last twelve years. He also farms 267 acres of land, and is county surveyor. April 20, 1871, he married Amanda J. HYDER, to whom Laura S. was born, and the mother died in 1878. In 1880 Eliza J. TREADWAY, became his wife. Their children are L. W. Bate and Romulus B.


Transcribed by Kris L. Martin

Source: Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887.