HOUNSHELL, Charles Gideon

Charles Gideon Hounshell, son of Peter W. Hounshell and Rhoda Tarter Hounshell, was born on the Hounshell farm near Rural Retreat Wythe County, Virginia, on January 12, 1874. At the Rural Retreat school Mr. Hounshell began his educational career, continued through Emory and Henry College, finishing at Vanderbilt University, and […]

BRETT, James, JB.

City: Memphis BRETT, James, JB., public official; born Memphis, Aug. 15 1871; Irish descent; son of James and Laura T. (Nelson) BRETT; father’s occupation, lawyer; paternal grandparents, James M. and Sarah (McClain) BRETT, maternal grandparents, Thomas A. and Miriam (Moslev) NELSON; educated at Germantown, Tenn.; married Lucille HARRISON; member Masonic […]

JACKSON, Howell Edmunds

City: Nashville JACKSON, Howell Edmunds, fire insurance and real estate; born Memphis, Tenn., December 16, 1867; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Howell Edmunds and Sophia (Molloy) JACKSON; father, lawyer, United States Senator, Federal Judge, Justice of Supreme Court of the United States; paternal grandparents Dr. Alexander and Mary (Hurt) JACKSON, maternal […]

HODGE, Baxter James

City: Nashville HODGE, Baxter James, architect; born September 3, 1859, Nashville, Tenn.; English descent; son of William Baxter and Sarah Ann (Harrison) HODGE; father, contractor; educated in Nashville public schools; acquired most of his technical knowledge of architecture by personal private study and in employ of architects; began early business […]

RUCKER, James Joshua

City: Murfreesboro RUCKER, James Joshua, physician and farmer; born (near) Murfreesboro, Tenn., November 15, 1846; son of Robert Bedford and Mary (Harrison) RUCKER; paternal grandfather James RUCKER, paternal grandmother Lucy (Bedford) RUCKER, maternal grandfather Joshua HARRISON, maternal grandmother Sophia (Shapard) HARRISON; English descent; father’s occupation, physician; educated common schools of […]


City: Milan HARRISON, James R., banker; born Rome, Tenn., July 15, 1855; son of Ed and Julia (Grissim) HARRISON; father’s occupation, merchant; paternal grandfather James HARRISON, maternal grandparent, James WRATHER; educated at Rome and Nashville, Tenn., graduated from medical department University of Nashville, M. D., 1878; in early life practiced […]

JONES, Robert McFarland

City: Morristown JONES, Robert McFarland, farmer; born Springvale, Tenn., Oct. 28, 1847; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Thomas M. and Louvinia E. (McFarland) JONES; father’s occupation, farmer and trader; paternal grandparents Daniel and Mary (Harrison) JONES, maternal grandparents Robert and Mary A. (Scott) McFARLAND; received common school education; in early life […]