Porter


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 […]


HENRY, Freeland A.

City: Ripley HENRY, Freeland A., insurance; born Woodville, Tenn., Oct. 31, 1856; son of James O. and Martha (Hendren) HENRY; paternal grandfather Alexander HENRY, paternal grandmother Elizabeth (Caruth) HENRY, maternal grandfather John HENDREN, maternal grandmother Nancy (Hudson) HENDREN; scotch descent; educated Ripley, Tenn.; father’s occupation, mechanic; married first, Mary PORTER, […]


JARRATT, William Vincent

City: Nashville JARRATT, William Vincent, minister; born Hickman County, Tenn., February 17, 1863; English-Irish descent; son of William Daniel and Mary (Carter) JARRATT; father, farmer and physician; paternal grandparents Daniel and Elizabeth (Clanton) JARRATT, maternal grandparents Abraham and Mary (Bray) CARTER; educated in city schools of Nashville; graduated from Masonic […]


MEYERS, George L.

City: Memphis MEYERS,  George L., general fire insurance; born Helena, Ark., Dec. 30, 1858; son of Samuel W. and Margaret (Porter) MEYERS; German-Scotch descent; educated in high school of Des Arc, Ark.; married Rose HEAGEN, June 30, 1880; member of Country Club, of Memphis, Tenn.; has been engaged in general […]


MARTIN, Andrew Bennett

City: Lebanon MARTIN, Andrew Bennett, lawyer; born Trousdale Ferry, Smith county, Tenn., Dec. 9, 1836; English and Irish descent; son of Matthew Moore and Matilda (Crow) MARTIN; father’s occupation physician; paternal grandparents Peter and Elizabeth (Henderson) MARTIN; maternal parents James and Jane (Porter) CROW; educated at Lebanon, Tenn.; graduated Cumberland […]


COWDEN, John B.

City: McMinnville COWDEN, John B., minister of the gospel; Irish-English descent; son of John and Mary Hannah (Leonard) COWDEN; father’s occupation, physician; paternal grandparents William and Rhoda (Davis) COWDEN; maternal grandparents Griffith and Nancy (Porter) LEONARD; educated at Petersburg, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., and Lexington, Ky.; graduated from University of Nashville, […]