Goodspeed's Henry County Biographies - K surnames

Charles M. Kennerly, farmer, was born in Floyd County, Va., April 16, 1844, and is a son of John W. and Martha (Ross) Kennerly. The father was a native of Virginia, born in 1806, was reared, married and remained in Virginia until 1850, when he came to Henry County, and here died in 1875. The mother was born in Patrick County, Va., in 1819, and died February, 1877. Our subject was reared under the parental roof and educated in the district schools of Henry County. October 30, 1876, he married S. A., daughter of Dr. J. H. Travis, of Henry County, Tennessee. She was born October 4, 1848 and by her marriage became the mother of four children: Carrie V., Charles, Joseph and Mattie Eliza. Mr. Kennerly now resides at the old home place where his father first located. He has 600 acres of good land situated ten miles due north of Paris. In 1872 he began merchandising at Conyersville, and this continued for six years, since which time he has devoted himself exclusively to his farm. He is a Democrat in politics and believes in national prohibition; a Mason and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. November 16, 1861, he enlisted in Company D, Forty-sixth Tennessee Infantry, and participated in these battles; Island No. 10; Atlanta, Ga.; Franklin, Tenn.; Jacksonville, Miss., and other minor engagements. He was captured at Island No. 10, and was taken to Camp Douglas, where he was confined five months. He was again captured and remained a prisoner until the close of the war.

Bank of Henry, established March 15, 1886; capital stock $100,000, $50,000 paid up; S. A. Champion, president; A. B. Lamb, cashier. Hon. A. B. Lamb, the cashier, was born in Paris, Tenn., October 28, 1859, and is the son of Hon. Benjamin F. Lamb, who was an attorney at Paris. The father was a native of Mississippi, born 1820, and when but a boy came to Paris, where he was reared. He entered upon his profession at this place, which he continued up to the time of his death. He was a member of the lower house of the Legislature of Tennessee a part of one term. In 1845 he married Henrietta Cooney, who still survives him. He was a very successful practitioner, always attending strictly to his profession. He died in 1868. Our subject was reared in Paris and received a practical education in its schools. He attended the law department of Vanderbilt University five months, and in 1881 was admitted to the bar. He then began practicing and continued this until he engaged in his present business. He was elected mayor of Paris in 1882, serving one year and was joint representative of Weakley and Henry Counties, in the lower house of the Legislature in 1885-86. November 4, 1885, he married Minnie L. Caldwell, daughter of James Caldwell, of Texas. He is a Democrat in politics and he and wife are members of the Christian Church.