Benton County


House 44th and 47th General Assemblies, 1885-87, 1891-93; representing Benton County. Democrat. Born 1 November 1845 in Benton County; son of William Penkney and Emily Catherine (Johnson) Lashlee. Attended Benton Seminary, Camden, Benton County, TN. Married Martha Ann Robinson on 26 December 1860, daughter of J.B. and Eliza (Beasley) Roberson. Children -- Orlando Priestly, Theresa Willard, Florence Adelia, William Henry, Linnie, Hugh Bartlett, and Beulah. Engaged in farming in 10th Civil District of Benton County, owned and operated livery stable in partnership with brother, Anderson Priest Lashlee, in 1895; Sheriff of county, 1880-84; justice of the peace and member of county court; elected commissioner in 1913; delegate to Democratic state convention, 1894 and 1904. Member Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church; vice-president Tennessee Agricultural Ass'n. in 1893; president Farmers Institute in 1900. Died at Nashville, Davidson County, TN 21 October 1916; buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Benton County, TN

Biographical Directory Tennessee General Assembly 1796-1969 Preliminiary No 13 Page 10