Benton County


House, 37th General Assembly, 1871-73, representing Benton and Humphreys Counties; party affiliation unknown. Born 11 April 1819, probably in Humphreys County; son of George W. and Catherine (Harmon) Farmer. Married first Martha Davidson 11 March 1842 in Benton County, TN, who was born in 1819 and died 19 August 1864, buried in the (Old) Farmer Cemetery. Children by this marriage: John, Kesiah, Andrew J., Lucinda, Mary and Babe; married second Margaret Gillespie on 9 July 1869, who was born 24August 1843 and died 17 February 1880, no children by this marriage. Subject was a farmer in the 5th Civil District of Benton County, owning upwards of 1900 acres of land. Constable in 1844; appointed justice of the peace in 1854; revenue commissioner. Died 21 February 1885 and buried in the Camden City Cemetery, Camden, TN.

Biographical Directory Tennessee General Assembly 1796-1969 Preliminiary No 13 Page 6