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 […]

HINKLE, William F.

City: Saltillo HINKLE, William F., postmaster; born Carrollton, Ky., Oct. 14, 1844; German descent; son of George D. and Lucy (Hawkins) HINKLE; father’s occupation editor; paternal grandparents Samuel and Mary (Dyers) HINKLE; maternal grandfather Thompson HAWKINS; received education at Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, PA.; began his career as a school teacher; […]

EVANS, Winston Gill

City: Shelbyville EVANS, Winston Gill, Vice President People’s National Bank, Shelbyville, Tenn.; born Shelbyville, Tenn., 1867; English descent; son of Nathan Peyton and Mary (Gill) EVANS; paternal grandparents Nathan and Elizabeth (White) EVANS, maternal grandparents Winston W. and _____ (Whittaker) GILL; educated University of South, Sewanee, Tenn.; married Carrie F. […]

DEERY, James E.

City: Shelbyville DEERY, James E., farmer; born Shelbyville, Tenn., Sept. 22, 1852; Irish descent; son of Ross and Lou (Evans) DEERY; father’s occupation, druggist; paternal grandparents James and Betsy (Ross) DEERY, maternal grandparents Nathan and Betsy (White) EVANS; educated in Tennessee; began career as a druggist; married Betsy ROSS; Democrat; […]


City:  Nashville OVERALL, John W., farmer; U. S. Marshal; born Liberty, DeKalb County, Tenn., February 7 1855; son Wesley and Arena (White) OVERALL; paternal grandparents, Jacob and Sarah (Lawrence) OVERALL; maternal grandparents, James and Mary (English) WHITE; English-German descent; educated DeKalb Public Schools, Cumb. University; graduated Cumb. University 1877; A.B.; […]

OVERTON, Jesse Maxwell

City:  Nashville OVERTON, Jesse Maxwell, born Pulaski, Tenn., July 25, 1863; English descent; son of John and Harriet Virginia (Maxwell) OVERTON; father, farmer and planter; paternal grandparents Judge John and Mary McConnell (White) OVERTON, maternal grandparents Jesse and Martha Ravenscroft (Claiborne) MAXWELL; attended district schools and Vanderbilt University; graduated from […]


City: Obion  JERNIGAN, V. J., physician; born Robertson Co., Tenn., in 1868; educated in Obion Co. schools, Webb Brothers Academy, Bellbuckle, Tenn., and McTyeire Institute, McKenzie, Tenn.; graduated Vanderbilt University medical department, M. D. degree, in 1900; took post-graduate course at New York Polyclinic, 1906, and Vanderbilt University, 1908; married […]


City: Memphis STRATTON, Leslie M., merchant; born Lebanon, Tenn., Feb. 23, 1881; English descent; son of Golladay and Louisa (Norman) STRATTON; educated common schools of Lebanon, Tenn., studied at Cumberland University; began his career as a newsboy, later became clerk in wholesale grocery store; he is now president of Benedict-Warren […]