CLARK, Rufus Anthony

City: Winchester CLARK, Rufus Anthony, teacher; born Coffee County, Tenn., November 20, 1846; son of James A. and Amelia (Wilkinson) CLARK; Scotch-Irish descent; father’s occupation, farming; educated Beech Grove, Tenn.; married Ellen HENDERSON, June 26, 1879; worked on farm until twenty years of age; taught school five months at Wartrace, […]

PIERCE, Mary (Hunter)

Mrs. PIERCE is a daughter of Judge Isaac HUNTER, of New Madrid, Mo., and is related to the earliest pioneer families of Kentucky and Missouri. Her great-great-grandfather, Capt. Joseph HUNTER, who served in the Revolutionary War, came down the Ohio River with Gen. George CLARK and settled on Corn Island, opposite the present site of […]

HOSS, Elijah Embree

City: Nashville HOSS, Elijah Embree, Bishop M. E. Church, South; born Jonesboro, Tenn., April 14, 1849; son of Henry and Anna (Sevier) HOSS; English, French, German descent; father was a merchant; Chancery Clerk, etc.; paternal grandparents Isaac and Hannah (Bayless) HOSS, maternal grandparents John and Sophia (Garrette) SEVIER; graduated from […]


City: Murfreesboro WOODFIN, John T., furniture dealer and funeral director; born Rutherford County, Tenn., December 13, 1869; son of H. L. and Mary E. (Clark) WOODFIN; paternal grandparents Samuel and Sarah (Barnhill) WOODFIN, maternal grandparents William and Emily (Kelton) CLARK; Scotch-Irish descent; educated Heritage High School and Woodbury College; graduated […]

RIDLEY, Granville Sumner

City: Murfreesboro RIDLEY, Granville Sumner, lawyer; born Rutherford County, Tenn. May 12, 1847; Scotch, English and German descent; son of James A. and Almira (Russworm) RIDLEY; his father was a physician; paternal grandparents Henry and Elizabeth (Allison) RIDLEY, maternal grandparents, Gen. John S. and Sarah (Clark) RUSSWORM; educated Cumberland University, […]

KEYES, Joseph W.

City: Memphis KEYES, Joseph W., banker; born in Fulton, Miss., April 11, 1857; son of Capt. William H. and Anna (Turner) KEYES; father was a merchant and served in Confederate army; direct descendant from early Virginia settlers; secured primary education in common schools, but left school at an early age […]