Born January 22, 1839, and is one of three children born to the union of Thomas and Mary H. (Dickson) Dryden. The father was born in Virginia in 1796, and when a youth he, with his father, immigrated to Tennessee and settled in Bedford County. He was married in 1824 and became the father of eleven children. The father and mother of out subject were members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The former died in 1863 and the latter in 1876. Our subject was born in Bedford County, Tenn., and was given an education in the country schools of the day. In 1867 he wedded Miss Sarah J. Llewellyn, a native of Indiana. To this union were born eight children: Hubert E., John W., Mary L., Annie, Maggie H., David D., Thomas F. and Nathaniel L., Jr. Daniel D. died March 31, 1884. Mr. Dryden owns 373 acres of land in the Twentieth District, and deals in cattle, sheep, etc. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a leading man in the county. The family is of Scotch-Irish descent.
The Goodspeed History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford, Marshall TN 1886
DWIGGINS, James Polk
Stock farmer; born Shelbyville, Tenn., Nov. 22, 1855; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Robert Scales and Louisa (Reager) Dwiggins; father was slave trader, stock farmer and owned first three steam mills in Tenn.; educated at Shelbyville, Tenn.; began his career as a carpenter and contractor; married Elizabeth Edmiston Sept. 9, 1891; Democrat; member of Christian church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler