McMILLAN, Benton

HON. BENTON McMILLIN, twice governor of his native state and for twenty consecutive years a member of congress, has long been prominent in the vital political activities of the state of Tennessee, and has played well his part in all the relations of life, giving the best that was in […]

McGILL, John Thomas

City: Nashville McGILL, John Thomas, teacher; born Monroe County, Tenn., October 13, 1851; son of Robert and Elizabeth (Hogg) McGILL; father was a farmer; maternal grandparents Samuel and Mary Polly (Talbot) HOGG; educated Looney’s High School, Gilmer, Tex., and Fayetteville, Ark.; graduated Vanderbilt University, B.S. 1879, Ph.D. 1881, Ph.G. 1882; […]

MINNIS, Samuel Young

City: Madisonville MINNIS, Samuel Young, attorney at law; born Madisonville, Tenn., Dec. 8, 1843; Irish descent; son of James Pickens and Keturah Sophrony (Cheyne) MINNIS; paternal grandfather Samuel MINNIS; paternal grandmother Mary (Pickens) MINNIS, maternal grandfather Abel R. CHEYNE, maternal grandmother Easter (Thompson) CHEYNE; received common school education; married Martha […]

LUTHER, Emerson Orlando

City: Madisonville LUTHER, Emerson Orlando, teacher and merchant; born Asheville, N.C., March 6, 1878; German descent; son of Martin D.E. and Matilda A. (Swain) LUTHER; educated Hiwassee College; graduated from same 1902; married Mattie JAMES, Jan. 5, 1902; member Masons (Scottish rite 32nd degree) Odd Fellows, Redmen, Junior O.U.A.M.; Republican; […]

BAGMELL, Barnum W.

City: Madisonville BAGMELL, Barnum W., physician and surgeon; born Pickens County, Ga., Feb. 22, 1874; Irish descent; son of Josiah and Mary Catherine (Sperin) BAGMELL; father’s occupation merchant and farmer; received academic education Ball Ground, Ga.; graduated in medicine at Chattanooga, 1904; in early life engaged in the drug business; […]