"Tennessee Trails" through Bedford County

Bedford County TN Biographies

GANT, William Washington
Farmer; born Bedford Co., Tenn., March 14, 1832; English descent; son of John A. and Sarah (Ashley) Gant; father was a farmer; educated in a log school house in Bedford Co., Tenn.; reared on farm, and most of his life has been spent on same; married twice, first Galacie Connell Sept. 28, 1857, second, Tennie Williams March 22, 1876; member Masonic Lodge; Democrat; member of Christian church; engaged in farming and stock raising.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

GIDDINGS, Frederick Ambrose
Lawyer; born Seneca Co., Ohio, Feb. 17, 1862; son Frederick S. and Mary Elizabeth (Marshall) Giddings; Scotch-Irish and English descent; educated University of Michigan; married Louise Sevier June 27, 1895; admitted to bar at Columbus, Ohio, in 1887; admitted to bar in Chattanooga same year.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

GREEN, Robert Wilson
Lawyer; born in Bedford Co., Tenn.; Scotch-Irish-English and French-Welsh descent; son of William M. and Sarah E. (Casey) Green; father’s occupation farmer; paternal grandparents James and Mary (Smith) Green; maternal grandparents R.W. and Jane Finch (Daniel) Casey; his education was acquired by reading and studying at night, and at spare time from other work; attended the country schools and a few terms at Manchester College; in early life he was a teacher in the country public schools; studied law at home, and was admitted to the bar; now engaged in the practice of his profession at Manchester, Tenn.; member Masons, R.A.M. and Odd Fellows; Democrat; member of Cumberland Presbyterian church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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