Benton County
Tennessee
Biographies


MANLEY, Francis Leonidas
merchant, farmer and timber dealer; born Benton Co., Tenn., June 27, 1860; Irish descent; son of Francis Leonidas and Mary Winifred (Askew) Manly; father was a farmer; paternal grandparents Richard and Elizabeth (Kendall) Manly; maternal grandparents Josiah and Emeline (Wynns) Askew; educated in Henry and Benton Counties, Tenn., and Paducah, Ky.; married Sarah Frances Cowan April 5, 1886; member Masons, Elks and I.O.O.F.; Democrat; member of Methodist church; interested in merchandising, farming, stock raising and timber speculation.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

MATLOCK, William Lane
Farmer and merchant; born Benton Co., Tenn., March 21, 1850; son of John Wesley and Elizabeth (Flowers) Matlock; father’s occupation farmer and stock dealer; paternal grandfather Caswell Matlock, paternal grandmother Polly (Merrick) Matlock, maternal grandfather Green Flowers, maternal grandmother Mary (Self) Flowers; began life as a farmer boy, entered mercantile business 1895; married Nancy Ann Alexander April 21, 1867; member of Masonic lodge; was Justice of the Peace from 1897 to 1903; engaged in farming and general merchandise and produce business.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

McAULEY, Irving Oswald
Farmer and educator; born at Buena Vista, (Carroll Co) Tenn., in 1860; Irish and Scotch descent; son of John and Darthuley (Rust) McAuley; father’s occupation farmer and merchant; paternal grandparents William and Elizabeth (Butler) McAuley; maternal grandparents Jerry T. and Betsy (Allen) Rust; received common school education at Lebanon, Ohio; in early life farmed in Carroll Co., Tenn., later began teaching school, in which profession he is now engaged; married Artie McCord Feb. 15, 1894; member W.O.W., manager of local lodge; member of the Board of Education, 1908-1910; member of Baptist church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler



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