"Tennessee Trails" through Bedford County

Bedford County TN Biographies

JOSEPH T. SHOFNER

Farmer; born at Haley, (Bedford Co) Tenn., Feb. 3, 1863; German descent; son of Albert J. and Eran (Landis) Shofner; father’s occupation farmer; paternal grandparents Frederick and Julia (Coble) Shofner; maternal grandparents John and Polly (Loe) Landis; educated at National Normal University, Lebanon, O., and graduated from same, completing the commercial course, Jan. 19, 1888; after graduation taught school for a number of years, giving up teaching on account of ill health and spent two winters in Galveston, Texas; returned to Tenn., and engaged in farming, in which business he is now interested; also interested in banking; member of the County Board of Education of Bedford Co., Tenn., since 1908; married Annie May Slater Oct. 24, 1894; member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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

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