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JONES, John M.

City: Orlinda JONES, John M., farmer; born in Robertson Co., Tenn., Dec. 22, 1839; Irish and English descent; son of Campbell and Lucy (Moss) JONES; father was a farmer; received common school education; entered farming in early life, and all of his business life has been devoted to that vocation; […]


JERNIGAN, V. J.

City: ObionĀ  JERNIGAN, V. J., physician; born Robertson Co., Tenn., in 1868; educated in Obion Co. schools, Webb Brothers Academy, Bellbuckle, Tenn., and McTyeire Institute, McKenzie, Tenn.; graduated Vanderbilt University medical department, M. D. degree, in 1900; took post-graduate course at New York Polyclinic, 1906, and Vanderbilt University, 1908; married […]


JONES, Robert L.

City: Nashville JONES, Robert L., former State Superintendent Schools; born White County, Tenn., 1867; son Zacchariah and Mary (Bennett) JONES; Welsh descent; educated in common schools; graduated Burritt College; married Mary GREEN July, 1888; lodge affiliations, Mason and Odd Fellow; elected County Superintendent White County at the age of 23; […]


JONES, Edgar

City: Nashville JONES, Edgar, banker; born Aberdeen, Miss., February 18, 1838; son of Caleb H. and Eliza M. (Hume) JONES; father was a lawyer; educated Nashville, Tenn.; began his career as clerk in Planters Bank, Clarksville, Tenn., in 1856, remaining there until 1861, when he moved to Nashville, with books […]


JONAS, Leopold

City: Nashville JONAS, Leopold, merchant; born Frankfort, Germany, April 15. 1856; German descent; son of Herman and Helen JONAS; father, merchant; educated in Germany; entered the mercantile business in early life, married Ricka HIRSCH, February 22, 1880; former President and now Director of Standard Club; director Y. M. H. A., […]


JOHNSON, Mary Hannah

City: Nashville JOHNSON, Mary Hannah, librarian; born Nashville, Tenn.; daughter of George S. andĀ  Hannah (Payne) JOHNSON; received academic education at Nashville, Tenn.; entered the library work in 1899; took a technical course at University of Chicago; Librarian of Carnegie Library, Nashville, Tenn., since 1901; member of State Library Commission; […]


JOHNSON, Edwin Lee

City: Nashville JOHNSON, Edwin Lee, educator; born Mount Vernon, Ill., October 25, 1874; English-Irish descent; son of Adam Clarke and Margaret Ann (Sweeney) JOHNSON; father’s occupation, real estate dealer and abstractor; paternal grandparents John and Susannah (Brooks) JOHNSON, maternal grandparents John and Ellen (Golden) SWEENEY; educated Oxford, Miss., High School […]


JARRATT, William Vincent

City: Nashville JARRATT, William Vincent, minister; born Hickman County, Tenn., February 17, 1863; English-Irish descent; son of William Daniel and Mary (Carter) JARRATT; father, farmer and physician; paternal grandparents Daniel and Elizabeth (Clanton) JARRATT, maternal grandparents Abraham and Mary (Bray) CARTER; educated in city schools of Nashville; graduated from Masonic […]