MASSEY, Felix Matthias

City: Pulaski MASSEY, Felix Matthias, educator, co-principal Massey & Clark School, Pulaski, Tenn.; born Mulberry, Tenn., July 15, 1876; son of C. S. and Mattie (Dennis) MASSEY; Scotch-Irish descent; his father was a farmer; educated Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tenn., and Vanderbilt University; married Ota BOYD, June 24, 1903; member […]

BEARDEN, Walter Scott

City: Shelbyville BEARDEN, Walter Scott, lawyer, Chancellor Fifth Chancery Division; born Petersburg, Lincoln County, Tenn., January 10, 1843; son of Benjamin Franklin and Susan Margaret (Blake) BEARDEN; father’s occupation, physician; paternal grandparents Benj. F. and (Wright) BEARDEN, maternal grandparents John W. and Mary (Morgan) BLAKE; Scotch, Irish, French and Huguenot […]


City: Winchester ESTILL, Floyd, lawyer; born Winchester, Tenn., Nov. 18, 1858; Scotch descent; son of Francis Thomas and Kathryn (Garner) ESTILL; father’s occupation, lawyer; paternal grandparents, Wallace and Elinor (Crabb) ESTILL, maternal grandparents, Calaway and Beulah (Wadlington) GARNER; educated Carrick Academy; in early life taught school; read law one year […]


City: Obion WILSON, Nancy Ann CARUTHERS, born near Boone’s Hill, Lincoln Co., Tenn., Aug. 24, 1830; daughter of Matthew and Frances (CHILES) CARUTHERS; father’s occupation, farming; Scotch-Irish descent; educated Lincoln Co. at Boone’s Hill, settled by Daniel BOONE; married William M. WILSON; member Methodist church. Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A […]

RAGSDALE, Thos. Charleton

City: Murfreesboro RAGSDALE, Thos. Charleton, minister of the gospel; born Laurens district, S. C., Dec. 26, 1863; English-Irish descent and German descent; son of Edward Carter and Elizabeth Sarah (Calhoun) RAGSDALE; father’s occupation, physician, local preacher and farmer; paternal grandparents, Edmund and Sallie (Hill) RAGSDALE, maternal grandparents, E. and Fannie […]

FISHER, Oscar Bell

City: Monterey FISHER, Oscar Bell, lumberman; born Fayetteville, Tenn., March 8, 1873; Scotch-Irish descent; son of J. C. and Mattie (Bell) FISHER; father’s occupation, farmer; paternal grandfather G. W. FISHER, maternal grandfather G. W. BELL; educated at Shelbyville and Farmington, Tenn.; in early life he was a farmer; married Estelle […]

LINDSAY, Ebenezer Pressly

City: Memphis LINDSAY, Ebenezer Pressly, minister; born Fayetteville, Tenn., Oct. 16, 1877; Irish descent; son of John and Mary (Francis) LINDSAY; father, farmer; paternal grandparents John and Martha (Pressly) LINDSAY; maternal grandparents Archie S. and Jane (Stewart) SLOAN; educated Erskine, S.C., graduating from the Erskine Theological Seminary, A.B., June, 1899; […]

HOLMAN, Harry Thomas

City: Memphis HOLMAN, Harry Thomas, lawyer, assistant attorney-general; born Fayetteville, Tenn., March 26, 1878; English descent; son of David Wilson and Fannie (Landess) HOLMAN; father’s occupation, lawyer; graduated from Webb’s School and Vanderbilt University; married Pearle F. WOODS; member Kappa Sigma fraternity and Business Men’s Club; Democrat; member of 55th […]