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Born at Horner, Ohio, February 19, 1835. Graduated at Oberlin College. Graduated at Yale College, 1860. Lawyer. Captain United States Volunteers, 1863-1864. Removed to Chattanooga. United States District Attorney for Eastern District of Tennessee, 1879-1883. President of Tennessee Bar Association, 1884-1885. Several years President of Chattanooga Library Association. Elected a Trustee of University of Tennessee, 1892. Chattanooga. (Smith & Co.'s "East Tennessee.") [
Source: University of Tennessee record, Volume 1 By University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1898
Transcribed by AFOFG [TK]]

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When the name of the State is not given the present State of Tennessee is to be understood. The terms Southwestern Territory or Territorial Government refer to the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio.

The name of place given in italics at the end of the sketch of each living Trustee indicates his present address; the books cited in italics in parentheses refer to other sketches of the same person.

Additonal info for Xenophon Wheeler (Unsure of source)
3378. XENOPHON WHEELER, son of Salmon (3135) and Gillen (CMpman) Wheeler. Born at Homer, Licking Co., Ohio, Feb. 19, 1835 ; died Jan. 30, 1914. Married (1) at Utica, Licking Co., Ohio, July 14, 1863, Amanda Elizabeth Knowlton, who was born there Nov. 25, 1835, dau. of Levi Whipple Knowlton and Amanda (Hollister) Knowlton. She died Dec. 18, 1887. Married (2) at Chicago, 111., Sept. 15, 1890, Sarah Elizabeth Whitman, who was born April 28, 1846, dau. of Josiah Whitman and Hannah (Davidson) Whitman. A.B. Yale College. He was Capt. in the 129th Ohio Infantry and was badly wounded at Kernstown, Va., in the Civil War. He was U. S. District Attorney, 1879-1883.


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