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Goodspeed Biography of W. C. Gardenhire

W. C. Gardenhire, of Dayton, Tenn., was born in Roane County, May 14, 1838, son of George W. and Polly (Bottom) Gardenhire, both natives of Roane County, Tenn., and both of Scotch descent.  The father was born in 1796, and … Continue reading

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Goodspeed Biography of Creed M. Fulton

Creed M. Fulton, A. B., president of the Dayton Masonic College, Dayton, Tenn., was born at Summerfield, Grayson Co., Va., February 24, 1862.  He is of an ancestral line no less distinguished for its intellectual acumen than exceptional merits. His … Continue reading

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Goodspeed Biography Abner W. Frazier

Abner W. Frazier, an influential citizen of Rhea County, and resident of Dayton, was born in Rhea County, Tenn., October 21, 1821.  His parents, Beriah and Barbara (Gibbs) Frazier, were of Scotch-Irish and German descent respectively.  The father was a … Continue reading

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Goodspeed Biography of George C. Dodge

Maj. George C. Dodge, a prominent attorney of Spring City, Rhea Co., Tenn., and the son of George C. and Lucy (Burton) Dodge, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, November 20, 1845.  He was educated at the public schools of Cleveland, … Continue reading

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Goodspeed Biography of William P. Darwin

Capt. William P. Darwin, an enterprising merchant of Darwin Station, Rhea County, Tenn., was born at his present location, February 22, 1830; son of James A. and Bethia W. (Clements) Darwin, both of Dutch descent.  The father was born in … Continue reading

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Goodspeed Biography of Robert C. M. Cunnyngham

Robert C. M. Cunnyngham, a prominent attorney of Spring City, Rhea Co., Tenn., was born in that county, February 25, 1848, and is the son of Wiley H. and Elvina (Locke) Cunnyngham.  The father died in Rhea County, Tenn., in … Continue reading

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Goodspeed Biography of Thomas N. L. Cunnyngham

Thomas N. L. Cunnyngham, an eminent barrister of Dayton, is a native of Rhea County, Tenn., born six miles north of Dayton, August 30, 1840.  His parents, Wiley H. and Elvina (Locke) Cunnyngham, were both of Scotch-Irish descent, and natives … Continue reading

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Goodspeed Biography of James P. Collins

James P. Collins, an enterprising farmer of the Fifth Civil District of Rhea County, Tenn., was born in Sevier County, the same State, January 6, 1811, a son of Henry and Rebecca (Pierce) Collins.  John Collins, grandfather of the subject … Continue reading

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Goodspeed Biography of Jonathan M. Caldwell

Jonathan M. Caldwell, farmer of Spring City, Rhea Co., Tenn., was born in that city May 11, 1819, and is the son of David and Elizabeth (Givens) Caldwell.  The father came to Rhea County about 1818, was a farmer by … Continue reading

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Goodspeed Biography of Sanders D. Broyles

Sanders D. Broyles, a well-known and influential citizen of Rhea County, Tenn., and a resident of Dayton is a native of East Tennessee, born in McMinn County February 15, 1824. His parents were Cornelius and Polly (Farley) Broyles. The father … Continue reading

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