VIRGIN, Herbert Whiting (Rev.)   Recently updated !

A name of distinction among Baptist clergymen, among leaders in social reforms and philanthropies, and among theologians of his denomination, is that of the Rev. Herbert Whiting Virgin, D. D., now of Jackson, Tennessee. His vigorous personality and mind have stimulated religious and moral enthusiasm in many cities and in […]

BYNUM, Robert Lee   Recently updated !

Another prominent educator of the state of Tennessee is Superintendent Robert Lee Bynum, now of Jackson. He has given generous service to the public schools of the state, both in the capacity of a teacher and as a superintendent. Both in county and city educational offices, he has done high […]

PITTS, John A.   Recently updated !

City:  Nashville PITTS, John A., lawyer, banker; born Wayne Co., Tenn., June 3, 1849; son of John F. and Emarintha M. PITTS; father’s occupation, farmer; paternal grandparents, John and Clarissa PITTS, maternal grandparents, Abraham and Nancy MONTAGUE; English descent; educated Clifton Masonic academy; graduated from law department of Cumberland University, […]

MAYS, Rufus Adolphus   Recently updated !

City: Pinson MAYS, Rufus Adolphus, banker; born Madison Co., Tenn., Jan. 18, 1839; Irish-German descent; son of James Gay and Catherine (Fulbright) MAYS; father was a farmer; received common school education; he was a farmer in early life; married Nancy Green DAVIS, Dec. 27, 1865; represented the County in Legislature, […]

NEELY, Hugh McDowell

City: Memphis NEELY, Hugh McDowell, retired merchant; born Madison Co., Tenn., Nov. 7, 1833; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Moses and Jane Parks (McDOWELL) NEELY; father was a planter; paternal grandparents Moses and Jane (CAMPBELL) NEELY, maternal grandparents Hugh and ____ (IRVING) McDOWELL; received academic education; was a planter in early […]