"Tennessee Trails" through Bedford County

Bedford County TN Biographies


Farmer; born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Dec. 14, 1819; English and Irish descent; son of Benjamin C. and Sarah (Jarratt) Ransom; paternal grandparents Richard and Cissiah (Portice) Ransom, maternal grandparents Thomas and Susannah (Thompson) Jarratt; received common school education; devoted himself to farming in early youth; all of his life has been devoted to agricultural pursuits; was a soldier in the Cherokee and Creek war (Indian) in 1838; was turnpike commissioner for state of Tenn. in 1857; married three times, first Lavonia Jordan Oct., 1848, second Maggie Fugitt Sept., 1881, third Elizabeth Slater Feb., 1883; Democrat (Regular); member Methodist church.

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

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