SHANNON, James Edward

City: Sharon SHANNON, James Edward, physician and surgeon; born near Sharon, Tenn., June 23, 1864; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Henry Jefferson and Anna Eliza (Tansil) SHANNON; father, physician and surgeon; paternal grandparents James and Mary (Shannon) SHANNON, maternal grandparents Edward Albert and Caroline (Jenkins) TANSIL; educated in the country schools, […]

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 […]

NILES, Sinclair, David Gervais

City: McGhee NILES, Sinclair, David Gervais, physician and farmer; born Washington, Republic of Texas, Feb. 1, 1840; Scotch-Irish and Welsh-French descent; son of Joseph Warren Jenkins and Eliza Amelia (Gervais) NILES; father published first newspaper in Republic of Texas, merchant, banker and planter; paternal grandparents Rev. Asa and Susan (Jenkins) […]


City: Jasper KIRKPATRICK, R. M., merchant; born Jackson Co., Ala., Jan. 22, 1866; Scotch descent; son of William T. and Mary Ann (McFarland) KIRKPATRICK; father’s occupation, farmer; received common school education; married Blanch JENKINS Nov., 1898; member Woodmen of the World; Republican; Trustee for Marion Co., Tenn.; Vice-Pres. Sartain Drug […]

BRADLEY, Robert Henry

City: Franklin BRADLEY, Robert Henry, retired merchant and planter;  born in Scott Co., Ky., Jan. 23, 1819; English descent ; son of William and Sarah (Jenkins) BRADLEY; father’s occupation, farmer; paternal grandparents Thomas and Philadelphi (Ficklin) BRADLEY, maternal grandparents Henry and Martha (Stapp) JENKINS; received common school education; began his […]

GRIFFITTS, Jacob Lafayette

City:  Dunlap GRIFFITTS, Jacob Lafayette, clergyman; born in Loudon Co., Tenn., Nov. 14, 1869; Welsh and Scotch-Irish descent; son of John Wesley and Mary E. (Donaldson) GRIFFITTS; paternal grandparents, Emanuel and Rachel (Jenkins) GRIFFITTS; maternal grandparents James H. and Lucinda (Matthews) DONALDSON; educated at Unitia Academy Unitia, Tenn., and graduated […]

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: Elizabethton JENKINS, James D., insurance solicitor; born at Elizabethton, Tenn., Sept. 2, 1870; Welsh-German ancestors; son of Capt. David B. and Evelyn (Stover) JENKINS; father was a farmer who enlisted in the Federal army and after the civil war became internal revenue collector, later, trustee of Carter Co., Tenn.; […]

JENKINS, William Dunbar

City: Chattanooga JENKINS, William Dunbar, civil and consulting engineer; born Adams County, Miss.; son of John Carmichael and Annis Field (Dunbar) JENKINS; father’s occupation, physician; paternal grandparents Robert and Catherine (Carmichael) JENKINS; maternal grandparents Dr. William and Annis Stockton (Field) DUNBAR; educated at Military Schools, France and Belgium; studied engineering […]