Bedford County TN Biographies


WILLIAM RUSSELL, editor of the Bedford County Times, was born April 27, 1852, being the son of B. L. and Ermine (Clark) Russell, natives of Kentucky. The father is a retired citizen of Shelbyville, Tenn., and during active life was a merchant tailor by avocation. Mr. Russell is a practical printer, and has held positions on the following papers: The American Union, American Reserve, Commercial, Gazette, of Shelbyville, and on the Rural Sun, of Nashville, the Clarksville Tobacco Leaf, Pulaski Citizen, Fayetteville Express and Chattanooga Times. The Bedford Times was established in February 1886, and is in a flourishing condition.

The Goodspeed History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford, Marshall TN 1886

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