City: Memphis WARING, Roane, lawyer; born in Shelby C0., Tenn., July 20, 1881; English-Scotch descent; son of Thomas Roane and Elizabeth Bell (Ashe) WARING; father’s occupation, merchant; paternal grandparents Robert P. and ___________ (Henry) WARING, maternal grandparents Sheppard M. and Martha (Rogers) ASHE; educated at Christian Bros. College, Memphis, Tenn., […]


City: Memphis TAYLOR, Emmet, cotton buyer; born Memphis, Tenn., November 28, 1877; son Col. W.R. and Sallie Shelby (Ford) TAYLOR; educated St. Alban’s School, Radford, Va.; graduated St. Alban’s School 1897; married Elizabeth SCOTT November 14, 1906; member St. John’s Methodist Church; partner in W.F. Taylor Son’s Company. Source: Who’s […]

TILLMAN, Abram Martin

City: Nashville TILLMAN, Abram Martin, lawyer, U. S. District Attorney for Middle Tennessee; born Bedford County, Tenn., September 8, 1863; son of Lewis and Mary Catherine (Davidson) TILLMAN; educated in public and private schools of Shelbyville, and graduated Winchester Normal, Winchester, Tenn., graduated in law from Columbian University (now George […]


City: Memphis TAYLOR, Frank, Rubber Vulcanizing Company; born Memphis July 9, 1874; son of William F. and Sallie Shelby (Ford) TAYLOR; Scotch-Irish descent; educated Memphis; married Nannie Pittman JONES October 10, 1906; member Business Men’s Club; former Superintendent of Sprinkling City of Memphis; former Superintendent of City Hospital; member Methodist […]

FORD, John

City: Naillon FORD, John, farmer; born Cocke Co., Tenn., March 12, 1837; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Benjamin FORD; father was a farmer; received common school education; was elected justice of the peace in 1861, and served thirty-three years; married twice, first Rhoda RAINS, in 1855, second, Eliza WILLIS, in 1892; […]

MCGEE, Gentry Richard

City: Jackson MCGEE, Gentry Richard, educator, public official; born Ebenezer, Miss., Sept. 17, 1840; Scotch-Irish-English and French descent; son of James Gentry and Marian (Ford) MCGEE; father’s occupation, physician; paternal grandparents Richard and Elizabeth (Gentry) MCGEE, maternal grandparents Rufus and ____ (Harland) FORD; educated at Andrew College; entered the Confederate […]