"Tennessee Trails" through Bedford County

Bedford County TN Biographies


Physician; born in Bedford Co., Tenn., Oct. 24, 1860; Irish and English descent; (Direct descendant of David Williams of the Revolution); son of W. Jefferson and Ida (Williams) Collins; father’s occupation merchant; paternal grandparents William and Hester (Perry) Collins; maternal grandparents David and Sarah (Harris) Williams; educated Unionville High School and Vanderbilt University; graduated from Medical department Vanderbilt University with degree M.D., in 1889; in early life was a farmer and Civil Engineer; married Lenna Taylor in 1891; member F. & A.M., R.A., R. Select, Century Club, Columbia, Tenn.; Democrat; member of the Methodist church; Independent Scout, Frontier in 1886; interested in land company, southwest Texas; examining surgeon of sixteen life insurance companies.

Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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