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, […]

NELSON, Robert Bailey

City: Memphis NELSON, Robert Bailey, specialist; born Kerrville, Tenn., in 1880; English descent; son of William Thomas and Rebecca (HURT) NELSON; father, banker; paternal grandparents Mathew and Martha (HENDERSON) NELSON, maternal grandparents Robert Bailey and Susan (DeBERRY) HURT; educated Union University, Jackson, Tenn., and government hospital, Vienna, Austria; graduated from […]

TAYLOR, Arthur Robert

City: Memphis TAYLOR, Arthur Robert, stationer; born (near) Holly Springs, Miss., November 8, 1851; son Dr. William V. and Mary C. (Jarratt) TAYLOR; English descent; paternal grandparents Dr. William V. and Fannie (Henderson) TAYLOR, maternal grandparents Rev. N.R. and Sarah (Jarratt) JARRATT; educated Memphis and Christian Brothers’ College, St. Louis, […]

KIRKLAND, James Hampton

City: Nashville KIRKLAND, James Hampton, Chancellor Vanderbilt University; born Spartanburg, S. C.; son of W. C. and Virginia L. (Galluchat) KIRKLAND; Scotch- Irish descent; father was a minister; educated in Spartanburg, S. C., and in Germany; graduated Wofford College, A. B. (1877),  A.M. (1878), Ph.D., Leipsic (1885), University of North […]

WILSON, Sara (Morris)

Mrs. WILSON was Miss Sara MORRIS, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell MORRIS.  The latter was, before marriage, Miss Rebecca C. HENDERSON, of the prominent family from the eastern part of the State.  Mrs. WILSON traces her ancestry through her father to the Revolutionary hero,Robert MORRIS, one of the signers of the Declaration […]

WILKINSON, George Henry

City: Murfreesboro WILKINSON, George Henry, born Brunswick Co., Va., June 30, 1840; Scotch-Irish descent; son of H. W. and Adaline W. (Howse) WILKINSON; father was a farmer; paternal grandparents, William and Mary E. (Steinback) WILKINSON, maternal grandparents, Ambrose and Mary (Hartwell) HOWSE; educated at Cumberland University, was a farmer and […]

YERGER, George S.

City: Memphis YERGER, George S., lawyer; born Memphis, Tenn., 1860; German-Scotch-Irish descent; son of Edwin M. and Mary (Henderson) YERGER; father’s occupation, lawyer; paternal grandparents Michael and Margaret (Shall) YERGER, maternal grandparents Anderson and Susan (Hamilton) HENDERSON; educated in Memphis public schools and Law School University of Va.; married Elizabeth […]

HENDERSON, Pleasant L.

City: Morristown HENDERSON, Pleasant L., physician and surgeon; born Gate City, Va., Jan. 15, 1866; Scotch descent; son of Guyan L. and Rosanah (Tarter) HENDERSON; father’s occupation, farming; educated Emory & Henry College, Va., and Vanderbilt University, Tenn., Bellevue Hospital Medical College, N.Y., and medical department of University of N.Y.; […]

MATHEWS, Allen Grant

City: Memphis MATHEWS, Allen Grant, public official; born Mossy Creek, Tenn., Feb. 12, 1866; son of John L. and Lucinda (Henderson) MATHEWS; father’s occupation, merchant and farmer; paternal grandfather Thomas MATHEWS, maternal grandfather George HENDERSON; educated University of Tenn.; began his business career as a lawyer; married Allie HUDIBURG, Oct. […]


City: Memphis HENDERSON, B.R., business man; born Huntingdon, Tenn., July, 1842; educated in the common schools of Memphis, Tenn.; began his career as a newsboy, and was later taken into the employ of Lehman & Co. as errand boy and general helper, he remained with this firm two years, and […]