J. W. CLARY, M. D., is a North Carolinian by birth, born July 28, 1821. His occupations while in that Sate were school teaching, deputy county sheriff, deputy county clerk and hotel-keeping. In 1848 he became a disciple of Aesculapius, studying under Dr. SCROGGS. In the spring of 1849 he entered the Medical College, of Castleton, Vt., from which institution he was graduated as an M.D. the same year.
In the spring of 1850 he immigrated to Tennessee, and located at Unionville, where he successfully practiced his profession until 1870, and then took up the mill and merchandise business. The Doctor was married December 15, 1852, to Ann McCORD, who died May 31, 1859, leaving two children: Allan and Thomas. Dr. CLARY took for his second wife Mattie OGILVIE, and their union has resulted in these children: James D., Charley B., George, Emma and Irvin. Dr. CLARY is a Democrat. His parents, Benjamin and Alla D. (Barnard) CLARY, were born in 1778 and 1802, and died in 1860 and 1884 respectively.
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.