HARE, D.D.

D.D. Hare, a prominent farmer of the First District, was born in Williamson County in 1838. He was one of four surviving children of a family of eleven born to John P. and Nancy Hare. The father was born in North Carolina in 1809, and came to Tennessee with his parents when a child. He has been a farmer and resident of Cannon County since 1840. The mother was born in Tennessee in 1809, and died in 1855.

Our subject received his education in the county schools, and at Irwin College. In 1855 he located where he know resides. In 1859 he married Miss Martha L., daughter of Rev. E. McMillan, of Carlinville, Ill. Their union resulted in the birth of B.B., Minnie and Fannie. In September, 1862, Mr. Hare enlisted in the Confederate Army, Company E, Fourth Tennessee Cavalry, under the command of Col. Baxter Smith, and Capt. H. A. Wiley. He took active part in the battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro, and Chickamauga, and many minor engagements. He was captured shortly after the battle of Chickamauga. He was confined a few days at Carthage, Gallatin and Nashville, and finally taken to the federal prison at Indianapolis and retained nineteen months.

He returned home in March, 1865. Previous to the war he was a Whig; but is now a Democrat and a Mason. He is a useful and respected citizen, deeply interested in the advancement of educational and beneficial enterprises. He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.


Source: Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of the Counties of White, Warren, Coffee, DeKalb, and Cannon, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.

CUMINGS, J.H. (Hon.)

Hon. J. H. Cumings, of Woodbury, attorney at law, is a native of Warren County, Tenn. and was born in 1839. His parents were Warren and Orlend Cumings, both natives of Warren County, the former having been born in 1814, is a farmer by occupation and held the office of sheriff of Cannon County six years. He was a member of the constitutional convention of 1870, and now resides at Woodbury, Tenn.

The subject of this sketch received his literary education at Woodbury, and in 1872 began the study of the law with T.B. Murry of McMinnville, Tenn, and afterward attended the law department of the Cumberland University at Lebanon,Tenn. He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and has since been engaged in the practice of the law at Woodbury. In November 1885, he was elected to the legislature. He enjoys an extensive and lucrative practice, and in politics he is an ardent Democrat. In May, 1861, he enlisted in Company D, Eighteenth Tennessee (Confederate) Infantry, under Capt. H.J. St. John. He was with the company three years and engaged in some of the heavy battles of war. During the last year of the war he was with the Fourth Tennessee Cavalry, commanded by Col. Baxter Smith of Nashville. H. A. Wiley of Woodville was his captain. He participated in numerous engagements, was captured once but soon paroled, and returned home in 1865.


Source: Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of the Counties of White, Warren, Coffee, DeKalb, and Cannon, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.