STRATTON, John Wesley


City: Rafter

STRATTON, John Wesley, farmer and stock raiser; born in Monroe Co., Tenn., March 11, 1828; Scotch-Irish descent; son of John and Lida (Clark) STRATTON; father was a carpenter and millwright; educated in common schools and Hiwassee College; in early life was a stock raiser and was Captain of Co. G, 59th Tenn. Regiment, C.S.A., during civil war; married Roda J. ANDERSON, Dec. 15, 1849; former president of Farmers’ Alliance several years; Democrat (regular); was Deputy Sheriff of Monroe Co., Tenn., 12 years, and Justice of the Peace 22 years; member of Southern Methodist church.


Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. Memphis: Paul & Douglas Co, 1911.

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