Category Archives : Monroe


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 him to every duty that […]


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; studied in Berlin University, 1885-86; […]


SHERRILL, Samuel W.

City: Paris SHERRILL, Samuel W., superintendent of City Schools; born at Maryville, Tenn., Sept. 7, 1869; son of Dr. J. H. and Teckie (Wells) SHERRILL; Scotch-Irish descent; graduate of Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn., May 30, 1892; member of K. of P. and W. O. W.; author “Heroes in Gray” and “Self-Activity;” was Superintendent City Schools […]


SMITH, J. Maddin

City: Memphis SMITH, J. Maddin, insurance man; born Yalobusha Co., Miss., April 18, 1865; English and Irish descent; son of E.W. and Sarah Elizabeth (Pulliam) SMITH; father’s occupation, physican [sic] and surgeon; graduated from Hiwassee College, East Tenn., A.B., 1882; began his business career in railroad office at Water Valley, Miss.; married Jessie Earl JOHNSON, […]


CROCKETT, William M.

City: New Middleton CROCKETT, William M., physician; born Rockville, Tenn., Aug. 8, 1872; son of Overton Washing and Alice (Crockett) CROCKETT; father was a merchant; educated Murfreesboro, Tenn., graduated from University of Tenn., March 1898; in early life was a farmer; married Mary Catherine BARNES, Dec. 24, 1892; Royal Arch Mason, I.O.O.F., K.P., M.W.A., and […]


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 CALFIE Oct. 8, 1867; member […]


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; was a teacher in the […]


HENDERSON, George Lawrence

City: Madisonville HENDERSON, George Lawrence, farmer; born in Sevier Co., Tenn., June 11, 1826; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Samuel and Nancy (Blair) HENDERSON; father was a farmer; educated in Hiwassee College; served in Confederate army during civil war three years; entered farming in early life; married Addie KIMBROUGH, Feb. 28, 1882; member Masonic Lodge; first […]


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; married Sallie INGRAM Jan 1895; […]