Benton County


House, Sixth General Assembly, 1899- 1901; representing Benton, Decatur, and Henry counties; Democrat. Born 9 February 1852; son of William Pinkney and Emely Catherine (Johnson) Lashlee. Married first Sarah Hill on 10 December 1872; two daughters, Ida and Eula; Sarah died 28 May 1903; married second Mary McElyea on 1 June 1904, no children by this marriage. Subject engaged in farming in 10th Civil District; purchased a livery stable in partnership with brother, John Paton Lashlee in 1895. Elected county coroner in 1892; Democratic nominee in 1894 for state Senate but declined to serve; foreman of grand jury in 1897; secretary of county Executive Committee in 1891; delegate to Democratic state convention in 1894; Chairman board of stewards, Methodist Episcopal Church in 1896-97; member Knights of Honor; West Tenn. Farmers Institute and delegate to state convention of Institute in 1902. Died at Benton County 31 January 1926; buried in Bethleham Cemetery, Benton County, TN.

Biographical Directory Tennessee General Assembly 1796-1969 Preliminiary No 13 Page 9