City: Paris MATTHEWSON, John Porter, practicing physician; born Wadesboro, Ky., Sept. 22, 1840; Scotch descent; son of Daniel and Lucy C. (Scruggs) MATTHEWSON; father merchant; paternal grandparents John and Katherine (McLeod) MATTHEWSON; maternal grandparents Chesley and Celia (Glover) SCRUGGS; educated Murray (Ky) Seminary, graduated from University of Nashville, M. D., […]

FORREST, Nathan Bedford

City:  Memphis FORREST, Nathan Bedford, Adjutant-General Chief of Staff United Sons of Confederate Veterans; born Oxford, Miss., April 6, 1872; son of William Montgomery and Taylor (Cook) FORREST; father was Capt. in C. S. A. and was contractor and planter after the civil war; paternal grandfather Gen. N. B. FORREST, […]

CLAPP, Aubrey B.

City: Memphis CLAPP, Aubrey B., secretary H. A. White Automobile Co.; born Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1885; son of Walker Lucas and Lamira M. (Parker) CLAPP; father’s occupation, lawyer, and served seven years as mayor of Memphis, Tenn.; paternal grandparents Judge J. W. and Evelina (Lucas) CLAPP, maternal grandparents R. […]

WALK, Thomas Benton

City: Garland WALK, Thomas Benton, farmer; born Tipton Co., Tenn., July 1, 1840; Irish and English descent; son of Alexander and Jerusna (Smith) WALK; father was a farmer; educated in Tipton Co., Tenn.; married Sarah Jane YARBRO in 1865; served in Confederate army during civil war in Co. B, 7th […]

CANNON, Newton

City: Franklin CANNON, Newton, farmer and merchant; born near Franklin, Tenn., June 14, 1846; son of William PERKINS and Agatha Susan (Perkins) CANNON; father’s occupation, farmer; paternal grandparents Newton and Leah Letitia (Perkins) CANNON; maternal grandparents Samuel and Sarah (Perkins) PERKINS;  educated in the country schools in Williamson Co., Tenn.; […]

TANSIL, Egbert E.

City:  Dresden TANSIL, Egbert E., farmer; born in Weakley Co., Tenn., May 11, 1839; English descent; son of Erasmus D. and Mary A. (Allen) TANSIL; father was a planter; paternal grandparents Edward and Piety (Thomas) TANSIL, maternal grandparents James and  —–(Brasfield) ALLEN; educated at Hickory Grove (Tenn.) Academy and Cumberland […]


City: Brownsville FORREST, Walter, merchant; born Madison Co., Tenn., April 5, 1862; Irish descent; son of Sam Brown and Mary (McDaniel) FORREST; father’s occupation farmer; paternal grandfather Thomas FORREST; paternal grandmother Polly (Brown) FORREST; maternal grandfather David MCDANIEL; maternal grandmother Priscilla (Christie) MCDANIEL; received common school education; married Sue NEBLETT […]