"Tennessee Trails" through Bedford County

Bedford County TN Biographies


Is a Bedford County, Tennessean, born in 1819. He resided on his parent's farm until the father's death, when he took charge of the home place, and afterward fell heir to a portion of it and purchased the remainder. It consists of 270 acres, and is in a good state of cultivation. the dwelling in which he lives was erected in 1833, and was used for several years, at intervals, for public worship and school. John C. wedded Chanie A. Blythe in 1854, and Theodore D., Mary J., Susan C., Charles T., and William F. are their children. Mrs. McLaren was born in 1838, and is the daughter of Jacob and Jane (Holland) Blythe. She and her husband are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and he is a Democrat and cast his first presidential vote for James K. Polk. Subject's parents, Daniel and Susan (Ruthledge) McLaren, were born in North Carolina, and came to Tennessee when quite young. The father was a agriculturist, and served in the late war of 1812, and also in the Creek and Seminole wars. He died in Lawrence County in 1838, and his widow married Samuel McCain, who lived but a short time. She lived a widow the remainder of her life, and died in 1882. Daniel McLaren, grandfather of our subject, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and died in Lawrence County, Tenn., in 1840. His father, Daniel McLaren, served five years in the Revolutionary war, and held rank of major. He died in Hickman County in 1844.

The Goodspeed History of Lawrence County TN 1886

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