"Tennessee Trails" through Bedford County

Bedford County TN Biographies


Farmer and stock raiser; born (near) Shelbyville, Tenn., Aug. 21, 1870; son John E. and Mary Shoffner; German-Irish descent; father’s occupation farmer and banker; educated Winchester Normal and various other schools; took business course at Nashville, Tenn.; married Everett M. Ashley Oct. 19, 1893; member K. of P., I.O.O.F. and M.W. of A.; early business occupation lumber business until two years ago; owner of two stock farms near Beech Grove, Tenn.; spent ten years in mountains of Va., manufacturing poplar lumber; now residing at Bell Buckle, where he is active Vice-President of the Bank of Bell Buckle; ruling elder in Cumberland Presbyterian church.

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

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