Category Archives : Monroe


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; […]


NILES, Sinclair, David Gervais

City: McGhee NILES, Sinclair, David Gervais, physician and farmer; born Washington, Republic of Texas, Feb. 1, 1840; Scotch-Irish and Welsh-French descent; son of Joseph Warren Jenkins and Eliza Amelia (Gervais) NILES; father published first newspaper in Republic of Texas, merchant, banker and planter; paternal grandparents Rev. Asa and Susan (Jenkins) NILES; maternal grandparents Sinclair David […]