City:  Nashville RUTHERFORD, Charles H., lawyer; born Sumner County, Tenn., February 16, 1872; Scotch-Irish descent;  son of James W. and Amanda (Edwards) RUTHERFORD; father, farmer; paternal grandparents Benjamin and Nancy (Pearce) RUTERFORD; maternal grandparents Drew and Catharine (Dorris) EDWARDS; educated in public schools of Sumner County, Tenn.; was a farmer […]

ABERNATHY, Andrew Jackson

City: Pulaski ABERNATHY, Andrew Jackson, lawyer; born Giles Co., Tenn., Sept. 18, 1834; Scotch-Welsh descent; son of Charles C. and Susanna W. (Harris) ABERNATHY; father farmer and clerk of circuit court for 24 years; paternal grandparents William and Elizabeth (Clayton) ABERNATHY; maternal grandparents Tyree and Susanna (Swift) HARRIS; was educated […]

WHEELER, Warner E.

City: Pleasant Hill WHEELER, Warner E., minister and teacher; born Westminister(sic), Mass., April 2, 1853; son of Merrill I. and Sarah (Gibbs) WHEELER; English descent; educated Racine High School and Oberlin (Ohio) College and Seminary, graduating from latter in 1890 with degree of B.D.; taught school in early life; married […]

PHILLIPS, Charles H.

City: Memphis PHILLIPS, Charles H., manager R. G. Dun & Co.; born Burton, Kansas, Aug. 2, 1878; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Charles T.  and Nellie E. (Eckley) PHILLIPS; father Presbyterian minister; educated in Cairo, Ill., and Princeton, Ky.; graduated from high school and college; took first prize at both high […]

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, […]

SMITH, Edgar Herman

City: LaFollette SMITH, Edgar Herman, teacher, lawyer; born Well Spring, Campbell county, Tenn., July 30, 1877; German and Scotch-Irish descent; son of William Washington and Mary Virginia (Richardson) SMITH; educated in the American Temperance University, and University of Tenn.; began teaching school in early life; married Nellie WHEELER, Jan. 22, […]

ROACH, William Littleton

City: LaFollette ROACH, William Littleton, farmer; born Knox county, Ky., July 11, 1847; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Wheeler) ROACH; father’s occupation farmer; paternal grandparents William and Elizabeth (Smidely) ROACH; maternal grandparents Benjamin and Nancy (McFarland) WHEELER; received common school education; served as private in Company “C,” Ninth […]


City: LaFollette ROACH, John, contractor grade work; born Knox county, Ky., Sept. 7, 1842; English descent; son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Wheeler) ROACH; father’s occupation farmer; received common school education; married Louisa MALLICOAT, Dec.1883; member of Lodge No. 623, F. & A. M. (chaplain); Republican; served as first corporal in […]