Nicholas Ailor, a prominent attorney, was born near Maynardville, August 22, 1834 the son of Samuel and Sallie Ailor , of English descent, and natives of Knox County. The former a successful planter and miller, died December 26, 1885, aged about seventy-o years of age, and the latter died about 1882, of the same age, nearly. Our subject was well educated, and taught school for a time, then began law under Col. Evans, of Tazwell, and was admitted in 1859. Since the war he has been very extensively in practice in the county and State courts. In October, 1869, he married Mary J., a daughter of John B. and Ruth Mitchell, of this county. Of four sons and three daughters, one of the latter is deceased. Our subject is a Democrat, in favor of prohibition. He is an influential man, is a Missionary Baptist, and his wife a Methodist.
Source: History of Tennessee Containing Historical and Biographical Sketches of Thirty East Tennessee Counties. Illustrated, pp. 1146-1152. Published: Chicago and Nashville: The Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1887.