BIOGRAPHIES


FARRAR, Lucius
Educator and farmer; born Bedford County, Tenn., May 9, 1838; Scotch-Irish descent; educated in common schools of Bedford and Lincoln counties; his early occupation was teaching school; married Tennie V. Davidson November, 1866; served four years as non-commissioned officer in army of C.S.A.; dangerously wounded and left for dead on the battlefield of Murfreesboro; was twice a prisoner of war, once at Camp Butler in Illinois and at Camp Chase in Ohio; took the oath in 1865 and returned to his home penniless; has since accumulated a comfortable competency; member of Church of Christ.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

FARRAR, Robert Lee
Miller and farmer; born Flat Creek, (Bedford ) Tenn., Jan. 22, 1867; Irish descent; son of James F. and Sarah Jane (Parker) Farrar; father a farmer and trader; paternal grandfather Jim Farrar; maternal grandfather Joseph Parker; educated at Winchester (Tenn.) Normal; early business occupation farming; married Cora Shoffner May 8, 1888; member Masons; Democrat; member of Missionary Baptist church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

FINNEY, Oliver Floyd
Public official, merchant; born Scottsboro, Ala., Feb. 19, 1872; son of Jas. M. and Annettie (Bearden) Finney; Scotch-Irish descent; father’s occupation farmer; educated Flat Creek Academy; graduated Flat Creek Academy in English only in 1890; married Zella Mai Jones Dec. 5, 1895; member I.O.O.F., No. 117, Wartrace, Tenn.; early business career teaching school; Alderman of Wartrace for 4 years and Mayor for 3 years; also member City School Board; Mayor at present time; engaged in wholesale produce and retail millinery business; director and stockholder in Bedford Co. Bank; formerly engaged in general merchandise; member Church of Christ for 20 years; Elder.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

FLOYD, John D.
Minister; born Flat Creek, Tenn., September 1, 1839; Welsh and Scotch descent; son of Elijah and Sarah (Watson) Floyd; his father was a farmer; paternal grandparents David and Elizabeth (Norman) Floyd; maternal grandparents John and Jane (Whitemore) Watson; received a common school education and was a farmer boy in early youth; married Susan B. Matlow December 28, 1865; was a private in Company A, 17th Tenn. Regt., C.S.A.; captured in front of Petersburg, Va. April 2, 1865, and carried to Johnson’s Island as a prisoner of war; released June 18, 1865; prior to capture was promoted to rank of First Lieutenant; he united with the Church of Christ in 1866 and has since been engaged in preaching the gospel and farming.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

FRIERSON, John Burton
Lumber merchant and manufacturer; born Shelbyville, Tenn.; son of Robert P. and Mollie (Little) Frierson; Scotch-Irish descent; educated Shelbyville and Clarksville, Tenn.; early business occupation banking; married Lizzie Mai Ransom April 22, 1896; member Royal Arcanum, 32nd degree Mason, A.T.O. Fraternity; Captain National Guard of Tennessee; Assistant Cashier of the Farmer’s Bank of Shelbyville for sixteen years; since wholesale and retail lumber manufacturing merchant, firm Ransom & Frierson; member and Deacon of Presbyterian Church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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