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Bedford County TN Biographies


A Representative from Tennessee; born in Bedford County, Tenn., January 6, 1837; went to Seguin, Tex., in early childhood; attended the common schools; served on the Mexican frontier; was graduated from Lebanon (Tenn.) Law School in 1858; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Linden, Tenn.; was a colonel in the Tenth Tennessee Cavalry of the Confederate Army during the Civil War, serving principally with General Forrest; settled in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., in 1866; engaged in agricultural pursuits; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Breckinridge and Lane in 1860; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1901); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of law and engaged in banking in Franklin, Tenn., where he died May 2, 1912; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Tennessee Biographical Dictionary By Jan Onofrio

Ex-Congressman; born in Bedford Co., Tenn., Jan. 6, 1837; educated in the common schools of Sequin, Texas; graduated from Lebanon Law School, LL.B., 1858; removed to Texas in boyhood and was reared at Sequin, Texas; admitted to bar in 1858; in practice at Franklin, Tenn., since 1865; married May Slayden, Jan. 6, 1859; Presidential Elector 1860, 1872; member of 52nd to 56th Congresses 1891-1901, from 7th Tenn. District; served as Col. in C.S.A. during Civil War; Democrat.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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