John Haywood, M. D., a retired physician of Haywood County, was born in Madison County, Ala., April 7, 1820, and was the son of Thomas J. and Susan C. (Glasgow) Haywood. His father was born in Orange County, N. C., in 1797, and in early life came with his parents to Davidson County, Tenn., and in a few years moved to Madison County, Ala., but in four years returned to Davidson County, where he died in December, 1868. The mother was a native of East Tennessee, born in 1799 and died in 1884. She was a woman of fine intelligence, and had received good advantages. Our subject came of an illustrious family; his father and grandfather were both lawyers of great fame; his father assisted Hon. Robert L. Cobb in the first revision of the statutes of Tennessee, and his grandfather, Judge John Haywood, was at one time one of the judges of the supreme court of Tennessee.
Our subject is the second of eleven children. After completing his collegiate education he went, in 1843, to the medical university of New York. After finishing the course he returned home and commenced the practice of medicine, but in two years moved to Haywood County, where he established a very extensive practice and was Recognized as one of the most able physicians in West Tennessee. Dr. Haywood also practiced several years in Brownsville, and did faithful service during the fearful scourge of yellow fever there in 1878. June 25, 1879, he married Mrs. Elizabeth Boyce, whose maiden name was Reid. She died in 1883. Dr. Haywood is a Democrat and is well known as one over the county and state. He is said to be the best informed man in constitutional law in the county, and has written several able articles on the subject for the press. He is not a member of any church, but inclines to the Episcopalian.
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.