Bethel College


BYNUM, Robert Lee

Another prominent educator of the state of Tennessee is Superintendent Robert Lee Bynum, now of Jackson. He has given generous service to the public schools of the state, both in the capacity of a teacher and as a superintendent. Both in county and city educational offices, he has done high […]


BEARD, Elvin Taylor

City: Milan BEARD, Elvin Taylor, minister of the gospel; born Saulsbury, Tenn., July 14, 1875; Irish descent; son of William Elvin and Cornelia Adeline (Cavaness) BEARD; father’s occupation, farmer; paternal grandparents Council Jones and Nancy (Rose) BEARD; maternal grandparents Isaiah and Cherry (Siler) CAVANESS; educated at Woodland Academy, Saulsbury, Tenn., […]


TODD, John Dudley

City: McKenzie TODD, John Dudley, physician; born in Carroll Co., Tenn., March 3, 1856; descendant of Sir Edmund Dudley, 1462, father of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland; son of Marcus Lafayette and Paulina Rebecca (Dudley) TODD; father’s occupation planter and farmer; paternal grandparents Hugh and Narcissa (Rogers) TODD; maternal grandparents […]


JOHNSON, Philip Franklin

City: McKenzie JOHNSON, Philip Franklin, minister of the gospel; born Weakley county, Tenn., Jan. 20, 1852; Scotch-Irish and German descent; son of W.B. and Sarah (Groom) JOHNSON; father’s occupation farmer; paternal grandparents John P. and Mary (Harral) JOHNSON; maternal grandparents Bright and Kate (Winders) GROOMS; educated at Bethel College and […]


BURNS, James Thomas

City: McKenzie BURNS, James Thomas, retail merchant; born near McLemoresville, Tenn., May 5, 1849; son of John and Margaret (Patton) BURNS; father’s occupation, farmer; paternal grandparents, Richard and ——- (Newbill) BURNS, maternal grandparents William and Mary (Wright) PATTON; educated at Bethel College, McLemoresville, Tenn., and University of Miss.; worked on […]


BYNUM, Robert Lee

City: Jackson BYNUM, Robert Lee, educator; born Union City, Tenn., Sept. 28, 1867; Scotch- Irish and English descent; son of William J. and Theresa Ann (Gilbert) BYNUM; father’s occupation, merchant and farmer; paternal grandparents Green Horton and Lizzie (Day) BYNUM, maternal grandparents Washington M. and Eliza (Cole) GILBERT; educated Vanderbilt […]


FEATHERSTON, Samuel S.

City: Greenfield FEATHERSTON, Samuel S., educator; born in Weakley Co., Tenn., Feb. 18, 1864; English descent; son of Charles Edward and Jane (Young) FEATHERSTON; father’s occupation farmer; educated Bethel College, McKenzie, Tenn., S.N.U., Huntingdon, Tenn., N.N.U. Lebanon, Ohio, and at Bowling Green, Ky.; graduated Lebanon, Ohio, business and teachers course, […]