WARD, Francis Watson

City: Memphis WARD, Francis Watson druggist; born Huntsville, Ala., Jan. 6, 1860; Sctoch-Welsh [sic] descent; son of John James and Ellen Tyler (Young) WARD; father’s occupation, lawyer, captain in C.S. army; paternal grandparents Francis Watson and Mary (McKee) WARD, maternal grandparents Dr. William Tyler and Ellen Gordon (Stewart) YOUNG; educated […]


City: Ripley ARCHER, Lee B., Co. Court Clerk Lauderdale Co.; born Garland, Tenn., Aug. 24, 1859; son of Charles W. and Susan E. (Walk) ARCHER; Scotch-Irish descent; received common school education; married Marion R. YOUNG May 19, 1880; member Masonic Lodge, K. of P. and I. O. O. F.; devoted […]

YOUNG, Alexander

CITY: Watertown YOUNG, Alexander, real estate dealer and trader; born Watertown, Tenn., Feb 22, 1844; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Dake and Sarah Reader (Young) YOUNG; father’s occupation farmer; paternal grandparents, David and Lydia (Leader) YOUNG, maternal grandparents, James and Elizabeth (Phillips) YOUNG; educated at Farmers’ Academy, Round Lick, Tenn.; served […]

ERWIN, William M.

City: Shelbyville ERWIN, William M., educator; born Bedford County, Tenn., September 8, 1881; son of Martin P. and Emma (Young) ERWIN; Scotch-Irish descent; educated Vanderbilt University, Nashville; married Erline MATTHEWS, June 2, 1909; member K. of P., M. W. of A., and also member Lutheran Church; entered Morgan Preparatory School […]

HOWARD, Benjamin R.

City: Pope HOWARD, Benjamin R., farmer; born Howard Stock Farm, April, 1868; German-Irish descent; son of Richard Johnston and  Frances (Sutton) HOWARD; father, farmer and merchant; paternal grandparents, James Walker and Rachael (Davis) HOWARD; maternal grandparents. Jas. R. and Elizabeth (Derryberry) SUTTON; received education in the country schools; he worked […]

YOUNG, Bertrand Edward

City: Nashville YOUNG, Bertrand Edward, teacher; born Louisville, Ky., January 2, 1875; English and Scotch descent; son of Cyrus H. and Kate Dunlap YOUNG; father’s occupation banker and broker; paternal grandfather Daniel YOUNG, maternal grandparents Carson P. and Elizabeth (Dunlap) STROUSE; educated Louisville Training School (Kentucky), Vanderbilt University, University of […]

YOUNG, Charles Coker

City: Sparta YOUNG, Charles Coker, retired merchant; born Sparta, Tenn. Feb. 25, 1845; Scotch-Irish descent; son of William Martin and Matilda (Wallace) YOUNG; father’s occupation tanner, bank cashier and farmer; paternal grandparents James and Elizabeth (Draper) YOUNG; maternal grandparents Jack and Elizabeth (Simpson) WALLACE; educated at Sparta, Tenn.; early occupation […]

YOUNG, John Preston

City: Memphis YOUNG, John Preston, public official; born Chulahoma, Miss., April 18, 1847; French and Scotch-Irish descent; son of A. W. and _____ (Smith) YOUNG; father’s occupation, Presbyterian minister; his maternal grandfather, Ensign John SMITH, and great grandfather, Lieut. Francis SMITH, served in the Sixth Virginia regiment of the continental […]