Bedford County TN Biographies

PARKER, Henry T.
Farmer; born Bedford Co., Tenn., April 27, 1856; son of Daniel and S.E. (Whitaker) Parker; paternal grandfather Capt. Elijah Parker, paternal grandmother Mary (Harris) Parker; maternal grandfather Thos. Whitaker, maternal grandmother Martha (Hampton) Whitaker; Scotch-English descent; father’s occupation farmer; educated Mulberry Institute, Mulberry, Lincoln Co., Tenn.; graduated A.B. degree Eminence College, Eminence, Ky., June 5, 1878; married Maye Schoffner March 30, 1881; early business career farming; his extreme youth saved him from being shot during the Civil War for carrying news to the enemy by which news his father (who was a member of the Confederate congress and a Co. of Confederate soldiers) escaped capture; member Christian church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

PARSONS, Volney S.
Banker; born Fall Creek, Tenn., Feb. 23, 1852; German-English descent; son of George W. and Elizabeth A. (Allison) Parsons; father was a farmer; paternal grandparents George W. and Elizabeth (Fisher) Parsons; maternal grandparents Robert and Elizabeth (White) Allison; educated in the schools of Bedford Co., Tenn.; began his career as a farmer; Democrat; served as Trustee of Bedford Co., Tenn. four years, and Representative of 57th General Assembly of Tennessee from Bedford Co.; at present he is director and stockholder Citizens Bank and land owner in Bedford Co., Tenn.; married Bettie Williams May 17, 1891; member F. & A.M. and M.E. Church, South.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

PEARSON, Thomas Kindred
Mechanic; born Flat Creek, (Bedford Co) Tenn., Oct. 11, 1884; son of Kindred Jackson and Eliza (Farrar) Pearson; father’s occupation farmer and manufacturer of lumber; paternal grandparents Kindred and Sidney (Bobo) Pearson; maternal grandfather James Farrar, maternal grandmother was a Miss Floyd prior to her marriage; educated at Burrett College, Spencer, Tenn.; in early life was in the milling business; married Musa Moora Nov. 15, 1905; Democrat; member of Christian church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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