PORTER, James Davis

City: Paris PORTER, James Davis, attorney-at-law; born Dec. 7, 1828; son of Thomas Kennedy and Geraldine (Horton) PORTER; father physician; paternal grandparents William and Hanna (Kennedy) PORTER; maternal grandparents Josiah and Nancy (White) HORTON; educated at Paris, Tenn., graduated from Univ. of Nashville, A. B., 1846; LL.D. conferred 1880; married […]

BAXTER, Laura (Lavender)

Mrs. Nathaniel BAXTER, the daughter of James F. and Sarah LAVENDER of Williamson County, Tenn., comes of patriotic and illustrious ancestry.  Her grandfather, Nelson LAVENDER, fought in the Mexican War under General SCOTT; enlisting at the outbreak of the war and remaining until hostilities ceased.  He fought in many important battles, among the number being Chepultepec, […]


City: Milan HORTON, M. C., farmer; born near Milan, Tenn., Nov. 17, 1876; English descent; son of John N. and Ellen (Harlen) HORTON; father’s occupation, farmer and public official; educated in Milan (Tenn.) High school; married Ruby TERRY, Jan. 3, 1898; member W. O. W. camp, Chestnut No. 82, I. […]

HORTON, Johnston Bright

City: Memphis HORTON, Johnston Bright, wholesale grain business; born Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 13, 1880; English and Scotch descent; son of W.H. and Lilla Belle (Bright) HORTON; father’s occupation, grain merchant; paternal grandparents Claiborne M. and Malvina (Harrison) HORTON, maternal grandparents Johnston and Sarah (Slack) BRIGHT; educated in public schools of […]

BYNUM, Robert Lee

City: Jackson BYNUM, Robert Lee, educator; born Union City, Tenn., Sept. 28, 1867; Scotch- Irish and English descent; son of William J. and Theresa Ann (Gilbert) BYNUM; father’s occupation, merchant and farmer; paternal grandparents Green Horton and Lizzie (Day) BYNUM, maternal grandparents Washington M. and Eliza (Cole) GILBERT; educated Vanderbilt […]