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 […]

KENNEDY, Robert Lee

City: Nashville KENNEDY, Robert Lee, lawyer; born Davidson County, Tenn., July 5, 1870; son of Ashley and Rebecca (Abernathy) KENNEDY; Scotch-Irish descent; graduated from Vanderbilt University June, 1893; married Mattie R. GREER January 28, 1898; Mason; Democrat. Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. […]

LURTON, Horace Harmon (Mrs.)

Mrs. LURTON was the daughter of the late Dr. Benjamin Rush OWEN and Mrs. Katherine Kennedy Howard OWEN, both of Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn.  Dr. OWEN was a learned and distinguished physician, who fell an early victim to his devotion to his professions, dying in early manhood from an attack of cholera, with which he […]

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, […]

BROWDER, Robert Marvin

City: Monterey BROWDER, Robert Marvin, dentist; born Olmstead, Logan Co., Ky., March 9, 1880; son of David P. and Florence (Bailey) BROWDER; paternal grandfather Robert BROWDER, paternal grandmother [line omitted here] Jonathan R. BAILEY, maternal grandmother Margaret (Kennedy) BAILEY; Scotch, English and Welsh descent; educated at Vanderbilt University and Branham […]

KENNEDY, William Marion

City: Memphis KENNEDY, William Marion, manufacturer; born in Gibson Co., Tenn., Sept. 10, 1852; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Francis Marion and Elizabeth (Sommers) KENNEDY; father’s occupation, manufacturer of lumber and staves; received common school education; in early life was in saw mill business; married Lucy E. SELLARS, Nov. 26, 1872; […]

KENNEDY, Sara Beaumont

City: Memphis KENNEDY, Sara Beaumont, author, editor; born Somerville, Tenn.; daughter of Robert and Nora (Devereux) CANNON; father’s occupation, physician; graduated St. Mary’s Protestant Episcopal School, Raleigh, N.C.; married Walker KENNEDY, Jan. 10, 1888; member Colonial Danes, [sic] D.A.R., Nineteenth Century Club, Memphis, Tenn.; author of stories Ladies’ Home Journal, […]

JONES, Heber

City: Memphis JONES, Heber, physician; born Phillip Co., Ark. Sept. 11 1848; English descent; son of John Thompson and Sarah Caroline (McEwen) JONES; paternal grandparents John and Annie (Scott) JONES, maternal grandparents Robert H. and Hettie (Kennedy) McEWEN; educated at Nottingham Academy, Tenn., University of Va.; graduated from medical department […]