LEVI MADISON’S birth occurred July 1, 1822, in the State of Kentucky.  His parents James and Minnie (Loyd) Madison, were also born in Kentucky, and died when our subject was quite young.  He made his home with Samuel Thompson until he was fourteen years old and in 1889 went to Texas, where he lived one year and then returned.  He worked at the blacksmith’s trade in Shelbyville four years and then farmed one year, and then continued his trade seven years.  In 1852, he purchased the Ransom Stephens farm, where he lived up to 1883.  He then moved to his present place of residence.

William D. W. is a son born to his union with Nancy J. Collier, which took place March 22, 1849.  She was born in Bedford County, and is a daughter of William and Polly Collier.  Our subject has accumulated a comfortable competency by his own unaided efforts, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  He is a Republican, and up to the date of the late war was an old-line Whig.

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.