PORTER, James Davis

City: Paris PORTER, James Davis, attorney-at-law; born Dec. 7, 1828; son of Thomas Kennedy and Geraldine (Horton) PORTER; father physician; paternal grandparents William and Hanna (Kennedy) PORTER; maternal grandparents Josiah and Nancy (White) HORTON; educated at Paris, Tenn., graduated from Univ. of Nashville, A. B., 1846; LL.D. conferred 1880; married […]

SEARIGHT, Frank Malone

City:  Nashville SEARIGHT, Frank Malone; born Nashville, Tenn., September 19, 1867; Scotch-Irish descent; son of George and Fannie (Malone) SEARIGHT; father, wholesale grocer; educated at Nashville, Tenn., High School, 1886; early in life he engaged in the grocery business, also brokerage; married Annie M. SHANNON, in 1893; member Masonic Lodge, […]

SCHUERMAN, William Henry

City:  Nashville SCHUERMAN, William Henry, educator; born Cincinnati, O., November 8, 1859; son of Christian Frederick and Henrietta (Woesten) SCHUERMAN; German descent; father, retired manufacturer; educated Cincinnati public schools, University of Cincinnati, Johns Hopkins; graduated University of Cincinnati, C.E., June 1881; began his business career as Civil Engineer; is now […]

KIRBY-SMITH, Reynolds Marion

City: Sewanee KIRBY-SMITH, Reynolds Marion, physician; born Nashville, Tenn., June 14, 1874; English descent; son of Edmund and Cassie (Selden) KIRBY-SMITH; father, soldier and educator; paternal grandparents Joseph Lee and Frances (Kirby) SMITH, maternal grandparents William and Caroline (Hare) SELDEN; graduated from University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., M. D., […]


City:  Nashville RUTHERFORD, Charles H., lawyer; born Sumner County, Tenn., February 16, 1872; Scotch-Irish descent;  son of James W. and Amanda (Edwards) RUTHERFORD; father, farmer; paternal grandparents Benjamin and Nancy (Pearce) RUTERFORD; maternal grandparents Drew and Catharine (Dorris) EDWARDS; educated in public schools of Sumner County, Tenn.; was a farmer […]


City:  Nashville RUTHERFORD, Alfred G., lawyer; born Sumner County, Tenn., March 28, 1865; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Jas. W. and Amanda (Edwards) RUTHERFORD; father was a farmer; paternal grandparents Benjamin and Nancy (Pearce) RUTERFORD; maternal grandparents Drew and Catharine (Dorris) EDWARDS; educated Sumner County High School; graduated Vanderbilt University, LL.B., […]


City:  Nashville RUDDIMAN, Edsel A., Professor of Pharmacy; born Dearborn, Michigan, December 27, 1864; Scotch descent; son of William and Catharine (Noble) RUDDIMAN; father, farmer; paternal grandparents William and Barbara (Leslie) RUDDIMAN, maternal grandparents James and Margaret (Ross) NOBLE; educated Detroit High School and University of Michigan; graduated at University […]

ROSS, Montague S.

City:  Nashville ROSS, Montague S., lawyer; born Savannah, Tenn., August 12, 1880; son W. U. and Lucy Ann ROSS; Scotch-Irish-English descent; graduated University of Nashville 1903, B. A.; George Washington University, Washington D. C., 1907, LL.B.; married Hazel MITCHUM September 9, 1908; member Kappa Alpha (Southern), K. of P.; member […]