W. W. Algea, farmer, was born in Carroll County, Tenn., in 1847, and is one of a family of three children. He was reared under the parental roof and received his education mostly at McLemoresville. September, 1873, he married Caroline Williamson, a native of Carroll County, born in 1852 and the daughter of Samuel and Mary Williamson. To our subject and wife were born four children: James A., Mary F., Grace E. and Peter.

In 1880 Mr. Algea located where he now lives, two miles northeast of McLemoresville, and has a fine farm of over 400 acres all well improved. He is a Democrat in politics and he and wife are worthy church members. His parents, James and Sarah (Wilson) Algea, were natives of Kentucky and North Carolina, respectively. The father was born April 6, 1815, and came to Tennessee when quite young being one of the early settlers of the county. He was a farmer by occupation and died in Dyer County, October 30, 1854. The mother was born September 23, 1821 and is now residing with her son, W. W. Algea.


Transcribed by David Donahue

Source: History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Carroll, Henry and Benton Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978.