Bedford County TN Biographies

HAYNES, W.L.
Merchant; born Moore Co., Tenn., Dec. 23, 1857; son of Emerson and Catherine (Reed) Haynes; father Baptist minister; educated in Bedford Co., Tenn.; began his career as a farmer; married Sallie C. Whittaker; Democrat; former Deputy Sheriff, Constable and City Policeman; at present he is Alderman of the city of Shelbyville, Tenn.; member of Methodist church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

HICKERSON, Arthur Henry
Merchant; born near Manchester, Tenn., Feb. 14, 1885; Irish descent; son of William Thomas and Frances (Banks) Hickerson; father’s occupation farming; paternal grandparents Joe and Tenn (Morton) HIckerson; maternal grandparents John M. and Marandy (Banks) Banks; educated at Fairfield, Tenn.; began career as clerk; at present he is engaged in general merchandise at Wartrace, Tenn.; married Annie Isom May 6, 1909.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

HOGAN, Lemuel Ransom
Minister of the gospel; born Rover, (Bedford Co) Tenn., July 22, 1875; Irish descent; son of Thomas and Delilah Hogan; father’s occupation mechanic and farmer; moved to Texas in 1893; joined Presbytery in 1898; entered Patterson Institute, Hillsboro, Tex. In preparation for the ministry; educated at University, Miss., Lebanon, Tenn., and Cincinnati, O.; graduated from University of Cincinnati with A.B. degree June, 1908, after having finished in Theological Seminary of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., B.D. 1907; took post-graduate course from Lane Theological Seminary in 1908; served first pastorate Toledo, O., taking charge of same in 1907, and built Rosewood Avenue Church of that city; pastorate at McMinnville, Tenn. began Feb., 1908; married Irene Logan, daughter of Rev. G.D. Logan, July 31, 1908; member of Presbyterian church, U.S.A.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

HOLT, James Berry
Railroad agent; born at Wartrace, (Bedford Co) Tenn., July 18, 1861; English descent; son of B.D. and Lucretia (Hart) Holt; father’s occupation former railroad conductor, now farmer; paternal grandparents Henry and Elizabeth (McGuire) Holt; maternal grandparents James and Sarah (Fossett) Hart; graduated at Wartrace, Tenn. June 1, 1879; reared on farm and began his business career as a telegraph operator, later became train dispatcher; now railroad agent and express agent at McMinnville, Tenn.; married Geneva B. White Oct. 26, 1899; Democrat.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

HORTON, George Elmer
Born Hamilton, Mich.; son of William Horton, Jr.; father was a merchant; English and German descent; educated at Hartford (Mich.) High School and Thornton Academy, Paw Paw, Mich.; graduated from latter May, 1902, University of Chattanooga M.D. April, 1908; began his career as a salesman and artist; married Daisy E.A. Selby 1891; member and medical examiner of M.W.A.; Republican; surgeon in charge of W.J. Oliver Construction Co. and Bailey & Dummary Construction Co.; stockholder in the Winchester Mining Co.; member of Christian church and elder in same at Wartrace, Tenn.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

HORTON, William F.
- A prominent farmer and stock raiser, residing in Pleasant Grove Township, (Coles Co IL) and an honorable representative of one of the pioneer families of the State, was born on the 31st of January, 1824, in Bradford County, Pa. His father, Isaac J. Horton, was a native of Maryland, born March 11, 1792. Early in life he left his Eastern home and removed to Pennsylvania where he engaged in farming, and where his marriage to Miss Kuthem Ferguson took place. In 1836 he resolved to emigrate to Illinois, and accordingly procured a team, and with his wife and young family started on the long overland journey.
The roads were rough, and in many places almost impassable, and there were vast stretches of lonely prairie to be traversed before their destination should be reached. The Black Hawk War had been successfully closed a few years previously, but fear still lurked in the hearts of many white settlers, and they frequently shivered with dread at the thought of Indian atrocities, which had been committed so recently on the Western frontier. But the little band arrived safely, worn by the wearisome journey, but in good health and prepared to encounter the perils and privations of pioneer life. They entered land in Coles County, but resided in Edgar County until the spring of 1837, when they settled iu Pleasant Grove Township, where they passed the remainder of their lives.
To Isaac Horton and his wife a family of eight children were born, all of whom, with one exception, grew to maturity. Their record is as follows: Mary Ann, the wife of Jesse Beals; Amanda, the wife of Oliver Beals; Isaac died Aug. 23, 1850 while crossing the plains on his way to California; Richard and William (twins); Ruthem, the wife of Mr. Gray, a resident of Randolph County, N. C.; Miner, deceased, served as a soldier in the 5th Illinois Cavalry; Richard was a soldier in the 5th Illinois Cavalry, and died at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., in 1863. Isaac Horton was a Democrat in politics, but his wife belonged to a Whig family, and was so imbued with the doctrines of that party that all of her sons concurred with her political opinions, rather than those of their father. They were members of the Presbyterian church. The father died June 9, 1863, and his wife, who was born Aug. 10, 1795, died Aug. 1, 1859.
William Horton was reared on his father's farm, and although the advantages for education were limited in the pioneer days, be gained a practical education, which has served him through life. Feb. 1, 1849, he was married to Miss Emeline Dryden the daughter of William and Abigail (Henderson) Dryden. Mrs. Horton was born Sept. 15, 1821, in Bedford County, Tenn., and was ten years of age when she came with her parents to Coles County, in 1831.
After his marriage Mr. Horton entered land in Cumberland County, and was there engaged in farming twelve years. He then returned to Coles County, and settled on the homestead, where he has since resided. His farm contains over 200 acres of valuable, well improved land. Mr. and Mrs. Horton had a family of seven children, four of whom died in childhood. One daughter, the wife of Lewis McGinnis, died leaving two little girls. The names of those living are. Mary, who became the wife of Lewis McGinnis, her deceased sister’s husband, and William D.
Mr. Horton was formerly a Republican. He is not actively interested in politics, and does not aspire to any political position. He is interested in the temperance cause, and is now a Prohibitionist. He possesses excellent business qualifications, and was one of the first engaged in the manufacture of molasses from sorghum in Coles County, carrying on an extensive business in that line. He is an Elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and is an earnest worker, both in the church and Sunday-school.
Portrait and Biographical Album of Coles County, Ill: 1887

HUFFMAN, Ephream Sharp
Live stock breeder and dairy farmer; born Bedford Co., Tenn., Nov. 21, 1867; Dutch descent; son of John Peter and Margaret Jane (Anthony) Huffman; father’s occupation farming; paternal grandparents John and Polly (Cortner) Huffman; maternal grandparents Adam and Sallie (Sharp) Anthony; educated public schools and Winchester (Tenn.) Normal; graduated from University of Ky. in 1888; began his career as a farmer; married Jimmie Mullins in 1893.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

HUFFMAN, T.L.
Farmer; born Normandy, Tenn.; German descent; son of G.C. and Eliza J. (Phillips) Huffman; father farmer; educated Winchester, Tenn. and Lexington, Ky. and graduated 1886 and 1890; began farming in early life; married Emma Jarrell, 1900; member F. & A.M.; member Presbyterian church, U.S.A.; interested in farming and banking.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

HUTTON, J.D.
Banker; born Shelbyville, Tenn., May 11, 1857; Scotch-Irish descent; son of J.P. and Frances M. (Clark) Hutton; father’s occupation farming; paternal grandparents John and Margaret (Davidson) Hutton; maternal grandparents Robert C. and Margaret (Harris) Clark; educated in the public schools of Shelbyville, Tenn.; began his career as a clerk in dry goods store, afterwards became a clothing merchant, later entered the banking business, in which he has continued for past 25 years; married Annie Violet Lane May 8, 1889; Democrat; member of Presbyterian church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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