Union University


RANSOM, Arthur Bowman

ARTHUR BOWMAN RANSOM. A wide-awake, brainy man, full of energy and enthusiasm, Arthur Bowman RANSOM holds a place of prominence and influence among the leading citizens of Nashville, and as president of John B. Ransom and Company is actively identified with one of the most prosperous manufacturing interests of Davidson county. He was […]


NELSON, Robert Bailey

City: Memphis NELSON, Robert Bailey, specialist; born Kerrville, Tenn., in 1880; English descent; son of William Thomas and Rebecca (HURT) NELSON; father, banker; paternal grandparents Mathew and Martha (HENDERSON) NELSON, maternal grandparents Robert Bailey and Susan (DeBERRY) HURT; educated Union University, Jackson, Tenn., and government hospital, Vienna, Austria; graduated from […]


SPARKS, Jesse Wadlington

City: Murfreesboro SPARKS, Jesse Wadlington, lawyer; born near Murfreesboro, Tenn., February 10, 1867; Scotch, Irish and French descent; son of Jesse Wadlington and Josephine (Bivins) SPARKS; his father was a lawyer and at one time American Consul to Mexico; educated common schools, Union University, Montgomery-Bell Academy and Cumberland University, Lebanon, […]


SMITH, Edgar P.

City: Murfreesboro SMITH, Edgar P., lawyer; born Rutherford County, Tenn., February 20, 1850; son of Ephriam F. and Caroline (Miles) SMITH; his father was a farmer; paternal grandparents John and Virginia (Carter) SMITH, maternal grandparents Patterson and Dicey (Moore) MILES; educated Bethel College, Ky., and Union University, Murfreesboro; graduated in […]