SHANNON, James Edward

City: Sharon SHANNON, James Edward, physician and surgeon; born near Sharon, Tenn., June 23, 1864; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Henry Jefferson and Anna Eliza (Tansil) SHANNON; father, physician and surgeon; paternal grandparents James and Mary (Shannon) SHANNON, maternal grandparents Edward Albert and Caroline (Jenkins) TANSIL; educated in the country schools, […]

TANSIL, John Bell

City: Memphis TANSIL, John Bell, lawyer; born Dresden, Tenn., July 13, 1878; Scotch-English descent; son of Col. E.E. and Jackie (Bell) TANSIL; father’s occupation, ex-Co. Court Clerk, Weakley Co., Tenn., at present farmer; paternal grandparents Erasmus D. and Mary TANSIL, maternal grandparents Dr. Pulaski B. and Sarah L. BELL; educated […]

RILEY, Joe Edward

City: Mooring RILEY, Joe Edward, farmer; born Weakley Co., Tenn., June 10, 1838; Irish descent; son of Conner and  ——- (Gaines) RILEY; father’s occupation, farmer; paternal grandfather Edward RILEY; educated in Weakley Co., Tenn.;  entered farming in early life; married Margaret TUCKER Jan. 5, 1870; Justice of the Peace; member […]

LATHAM, Thomas J.

City: Memphis LATHAM, Thomas J., born Washington, DC., Nov. 22, 1831; graduated from Western Military Institute, Georgetown, Ky., 1852; one of his instructors at this institution was James G. Blaine; he studied law at Dresden, Tenn., and was admitted to the bar in 1857; after two years of practice in […]

MAIDEN, Royal E.

City Memphis MAIDEN, Royal E., attorney at law; born Abington, Va., Feb. 18, 1868; English descent; son of G. A. and Rosie (Hawley) MAIDEN; father’s occupation, teacher; educated in the High School, Waverly, Tenn.; in early life taught school; married Effie MEEK, July 18, 1894; Democrat; member of legislature from […]


City: Memphis HORNSBY, A.A., attorney, referee in bankruptcy; born Henry County, Tenn., 1875; son J.S. and Belle (Scott) HORNSBY; Anglo-Saxon descent; educated McFerrin College, Martin, Tenn., and Cumberland University; graduated B.L. Cumberland University 1896; member K. of P., B.M.C., Memphis; Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Cumberland University; he was Floterial […]