Daily Archives: December 26, 2013


City: Birchwood PHILLIPS, Noah J., public official; born near Taylorsville, N. C., May 13, 1887; German descent; son of Elijah and Michael (Baumgarner) PHILLIPS; father’s occupation farmer and cooper; and at Fall Branch, Tenn., Seminary; early in life engaged in farming; taught school about ten years before, during and after […]


City: Birchwood SENEKER, J. E. L., teacher, author and educator; German and French-English-Irish descent; son of James Kling SENEKER (farmer and stock dealer) and Elizabeth (Bushong) SENEKER; grandson of Elijah G. and Katherina (Bulong) SENEKE; also of George BUSHONG and Sarah (Phyle) BUSHONG; educated at Jefferson Academy of Blountsville, Tenn.; […]

KNOX, Walter Eugene

City: Nashville KNOX, Walter Eugene, general agent Southern Railway and Illinois Central Railway; born Rushing Store, Miss., April 9, 1863; son of Jackson G. and Cornelia W. (Stephens) KNOX; Scotch-Irish descent; educated Toomsuba, Miss.; graduate Toomsuba, Miss., 1878; married Anna Letitia MOORE February 26, 1884; member Odd Fellows, K. of P., […]

KIRKLAND, James Hampton

City: Nashville KIRKLAND, James Hampton, Chancellor Vanderbilt University; born Spartanburg, S. C.; son of W. C. and Virginia L. (Galluchat) KIRKLAND; Scotch- Irish descent; father was a minister; educated in Spartanburg, S. C., and in Germany; graduated Wofford College, A. B. (1877),  A.M. (1878), Ph.D., Leipsic (1885), University of North […]

KING, James Moore

City: Nashville KING, James Moore, physician; born Murfreesboro, Tenn., September 5, 1867; son of Charles Hayes and Ann (Wood) KING; Scotch-Irish descent; father, farmer; paternal grandparents Col. James M. and Martha (Batey) KING, maternal grandparents George W. and Mary (Haynes) WOOD; educated public schools of Rutherford County; graduated from University […]

KERN, John Adam 1

City: Nashville KERN, John Adam, Professor Vanderbilt University; born Frederick County, Va., April 23, 1846; German-English descent; son of Nimrod and Eliza (Bentley) KERN; father, farmer and ice dealer; paternal grandparents Adam and Margaret (Rittenour) KERN, maternal grandparents George and Catherine (Hoover) BENTLEY; educated Winchester High School, Winchester Seminary and […]

KENNEDY, Robert Lee

City: Nashville KENNEDY, Robert Lee, lawyer; born Davidson County, Tenn., July 5, 1870; son of Ashley and Rebecca (Abernathy) KENNEDY; Scotch-Irish descent; graduated from Vanderbilt University June, 1893; married Mattie R. GREER January 28, 1898; Mason; Democrat. Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. […]

JONES, Robert L.

City: Nashville JONES, Robert L., former State Superintendent Schools; born White County, Tenn., 1867; son Zacchariah and Mary (Bennett) JONES; Welsh descent; educated in common schools; graduated Burritt College; married Mary GREEN July, 1888; lodge affiliations, Mason and Odd Fellow; elected County Superintendent White County at the age of 23; […]

WILSON, Sara (Morris)

Mrs. WILSON was Miss Sara MORRIS, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell MORRIS.  The latter was, before marriage, Miss Rebecca C. HENDERSON, of the prominent family from the eastern part of the State.  Mrs. WILSON traces her ancestry through her father to the Revolutionary hero,Robert MORRIS, one of the signers of the Declaration […]

PIERCE, Mary (Hunter)

Mrs. PIERCE is a daughter of Judge Isaac HUNTER, of New Madrid, Mo., and is related to the earliest pioneer families of Kentucky and Missouri. Her great-great-grandfather, Capt. Joseph HUNTER, who served in the Revolutionary War, came down the Ohio River with Gen. George CLARK and settled on Corn Island, opposite the present site of […]