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Is a son of Robert and Sarah (Cobb) Allen, who were the parents of twelve children and were born in South Carolina in 1793 and 1800, and died in 1837 and 1838, respectively. The father served as captain in the war of 1812, and his uniform and sword are still in the possession of his descendants. He was a gunsmith by trade and after living in Georgia for some time moved to Alabama, where his death occurred. Having been left an orphan at an early day, our subject, who was born in Georgia, in July, 1834, made his home with an elder brother, with whom he remained until he was about fifteen years of age. He worked for about three years on a farm, and in the meantime secured a good common school education, which he finished at La Fayette, Ala. Having a predilection for the medical profession he, in 1853, began studying with his brother, R. C., with whom he remained until 1856, and then began studying medicine in the Nashville University, remaining one year. He then returned to Alabama, locating in Randolph County, where he remained one year and moved to Mississippi. In 1874 he located in Hardin County, Tenn., but in 1885 came to Sharon, where he successfully practices his profession and deals in drugs. In 1862 he offered his services to the Confederacy and served in a Mississippi cavalry regiment in the capacity of surgeon. At the close of the war he returned home. He has been a life-long Democrat and belongs to the Masonic fraternity. In 1859 he married Sarah A. Wroten, daughter of Elisha Wroten, of Mississippi. Of their eleven children, eight are living: Dr. William R., Amanda J. (Mrs. W. T. Moore), Dr. John P., Anna, Jane P., Charles A., Lou A. and George A. Dr. and Mrs. Allen are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. [Goodspeeds History of Tennessee Weakley Co 1887]
BARHAM, Newsom Rayburn
Lawyer; born near Saltillo, (Hardin Co) Tenn., Feb. 11, 1863; Scotch-Irish descent; son of W.I. and Tennessee (Hawk) Barham; father's occupation farmer, merchant; paternal grandparents A. and Mary (Carroll) Barham; maternal grandparents William and Nancy (Rayburn) Hawk; received common school education; in early life he was a farmer; married Louanna Timberlake Feb. 4, 1896; member of Masons, K.P. and Elks; Democrat; elected Judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit since Sept. 1, 1908; member of M.E. Church, South, and member of Board of Church Extension, Lexington, Tenn.; has been engaged in the practice of law for more than 20 years.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
BARLOW, James Kendrick
physician and druggist; born Wayne Co., Tenn., Nov. 9, 1851; son of William H. and Mary Clay (Kendrick) Barlow; father's occupation milling and farming; paternal grandfather William Barlow; maternal grandfather Rev. William P. Kendrick; graduated from the Medical department University of Louisville, Ky. March, 1875; built first telephone system in Hardin Co., Tenn., Savannah to Bethel Springs in 1887; married twice, first, Sarah Motley April 17, 1874, second, Gaston Broyles Jan. 18, 1896; member Masons, K. of P., I.O.O.F. and W.O.W.; member of M.E. church, South; engaged in drug business J.K. Barlow & Son and general merchandise, under firm name of Weller Bros. & Barlow, Savannah, Tenn.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
BERRY, Joseph G.
A well known citizen of Clifton, Tenn. was born in Hardin County January 22, 1834, son of William and Sarah Weatherford Berry, who were born in Georgia and East Tennessee, respectively. The father came to Tennessee with his mother when a boy, and located and afterward married in Hardin County. He died in 1868. Joseph G. was three years of age when his parents came to Wayne County. He was raised on a farm, and in the fall of 1862 enlisted in the Sixth Tennessee Cavalry. United States Army, and was promoted to captain of Company H, and served two years. At the close of the war he engaged in Mercantile business at Waynesboro, and there remained until 1880. when he removed to Clifton, and conducted the hotel at that place very successfully for three years. Since that time he has been connected with the liquor business, farming, and also keeps a hostelry for the traveling public. In 1854 he married Elmyra J. Cypert, who became the mother of the following family: William J., Ada (widow of Isaac H. Old), and Joanna. Mr. Berry is a Republican, and has been a Mason since 1855, and also belongs to the K. of H. [Goodspeeds History of Tennessee Wayne Co, 1887]
BONE, Winstead Paine
President Cumberland University; born Douglas, Tex., Nov. 23, 1861; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Robert Dounell and Griselda Minerva (Burk) Bone; father's occupation physician and surgeon; paternal grandparents John and Levicey (McMinn) Bone; maternal grandparents James and Ann (Lucas) Burk; educated Trinity University (Tex.), Cumberland University (Tenn.), Union Theological Seminary (N.Y.), University of Berlin, and University of Chicago; graduated from Trinity University, A.B. 1883, A.M. 1894, D.D. 1907; Cumberland University, B.D. 1886; in early life he was pastor of the following churches: Presbyterian church, Greeneville, Tex. 1886-1887; Nashville, Tenn., 1888-1889; Athens, Ala., 1890-1891; Dallas, Tex., 1891-94; married Martha Ready Williamson Sept. 29, 1897; member Beta Theta Pi Fraternity; professor N.T. Greek and Cumberland University, 1894-1909; dean of Theo. Dept. C.P. Univ. 1906-09; at present is president of Cumberland University and professor English Bible in same; former writer of S.S. Lesson Comments, 1891-1906; member of Presbyterian church, U.S.A.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
Real estate dealer; born Hardin Co., Tenn., in 1855; son of Nathan and Rebecca (Berry) Dungan; Scotch-Irish descent; educated public and private schools of Humboldt Clifton Academy; married Willie Mary Fox Feb. 20, 1901; member W.O.W.; charter member of K. of P.; early business career farming; organizer of Hoop and Heading Co. in 1898; operated until 1903; one of organizers of Humboldt Bank in 1899; organized Co. to build Mo. Ga. Tenn. R.R.; was merchant for ten years in Humboldt; appointed Postmaster of Humboldt under Cleveland administration and served one month over four years; stockholder in Bank of Humboldt and one of the auditors Tri-Co. Fair; president and owner of Commercial Hotel of Humboldt; Democrat.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
HARBERT, Lafayette L.
County Court Clerk; born Morris Chapel, Tenn., March 5, 1871; son of Harrison L. and Christiana (Jones) Harbert; English descent; educated common school; one year Grant University Athens, Tenn.; married Ollie Tenton April 11, 1895; member F. & A.M., K. of P., W.O.W.; Clerk of Melrose Camp No. 50 W.O.W.; County Court Clerk Hardin Co., Tenn.; first elected Aug. 1906 and again Aug. 1910; attended common schools about two months in summer or winter until he was 21 years of age; in autumn of 1892 went to Athens, Tenn., U.S. Grant University; returned home, made crop in spring, and gathered same in autumn, and taught public school in summer and winter until he was elected county clerk; member Cumberland Presbyterian church.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
HERRING, Daniel W.
Lawyer; born Savannah, (Hardin Co) Tenn., Oct. 24, 1852; Scotch-Irish and French descent; son of John H. and Julia (Williams) Herring; father's occupation merchant and lawyer; paternal grandfather J.H. Herring, his paternal grandmother was a Miss Sevier prior to her marriage; maternal grandfather J.J. Williams, his maternal grandmother was a Miss Wagoner prior to her marriage; educated Savannah, Tenn.; began life as a plow boy and later taught school; was the youngest member of “the boy legislature” in 1875; appointed by President Cleveland U.S. Consul to the chief consulship in the Republic of Honduras, located at its capital; and in 1892 to the attorney-generalship of the 12th Judicial Circuit, and in 1908 special and then Regular Judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit of Tenn.; was the first lawyer to have the Supreme Court determine homestead rights under the Act of 1879; was the first attorney-general to secure conviction for a violation of the Age of Consent Law in Tenn.; was the first Tenn. Judge to give a special charge against nightriding, and delivered well known charge defining public drunkenness, and when one should be indicted for this offense or when he was guilty; was the first U.S. Consul to settle a diplomatic question of international importance concerning foreign shipping by an appeal directly to foreign president; member W.O.W. for ten years; delegate to Head Camp, now member of Law Com.; Valley; K. of H. vice-dictator of Tenn., Supreme Rep. to Nat. Convention; K. of P. (Past Chancellor Com. and Rep. to Grand Lodge); married Arahanna Hamilton July 6, 1876.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
HINKLE, William F.
Postmaster; born Carrollton, Ky., Oct. 14, 1844; German descent; son of George D. and Lucy (Hawkins) Hinkle; father's occupation editor; paternal grandparents Samuel and Mary (Dyers) Hinkle; maternal grandfather Thompson Hawkins; received education at Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa.; began his career as a school teacher; engaged in Pharmacy twenty years, retired from business 1909; married Martha J. White; member I.O.O.F. and Masons; Democrat in early life; Republican since 1875; Representative in Tenn. Legislature 1869, 1871, also 1872-73; postmaster at Saltillo, Tenn.; served as 2nd Lieut. 74th Indiana and 1st Lieut. 26th Pa. regiment U.S.A. during Civil war; deacon in Presbyterian church; Republican nominee for Congress in 1902.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
MANGUM, Willie Oscar
Teacher and editor; born Morris Chapel, Hardin Co., Tenn., Nov. 7, 1875; son of I.M. and Tima Alice (Brooks) Mangum; paternal grandfather Wiley Mangum, paternal grandmother was Miss McSwain prior to marriage; maternal grandfather Y. Brooks, maternal grandmother Miss Boswell prior to marriage; English-Welsh descent; father's occupation farmer; educated Savannah, Morris Chapel, Henderson High School; early occupation farmer and teacher; married Mary Estelle Barlow Dec. 28, 1909; member Free and accepted Masons; K. of P. and I.O.O.F.; County Supt. of Public Instruction Hardin Co.; elected April, 1905, which office he now holds; teacher in High schools, Savannah and Henderson 1898-1905; President West Tenn. Educational Association in 1908; owner and manager of Savannah Courier (newspaper and printing plant) since Jan. 1, 1908; member Methodist Episcopal church, South.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
MITCHELL, Abraham Brownlow
lumberman; born Mt. Vernon, Ill., May 29, 1865; Scotch-Irish descent; son of James Columbus and Tennessee (Page) Mitchell; father attorney at law; educated Saltillo Public schools and Savannah (Tenn.) High School; in early life was a school teacher and circuit clerk of Hardin Co., Tenn.; stockholder in Metropolis Bending Co., manufacturer of shafts, poles, bars and gear woods, and wholesale dealers in southern hardwood lumber, he is buyer and assistant manager of said company; married Irene Barham May 15, 1888; member F. & A.M.; Republican, Independent; member of M.E. church, South.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
PATTERSON, Edwin DeWitt
Banker; born Lorain Co., O., March 20, 1842; Scotch-Irish and English descent; son of Hiram and Lydia K. (Brooks) Patterson; father was a farmer; educated in the common schools of Lorain Co., Ohio; served as 1st Lieut. Co. D 9th Ala. regiment during civil war; in early life practiced law; married Eleanor M. McDougal March 18, 1869; member Masons; Democrat; State Senator 1883-1884; Judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit Sept. 1886 to Oct. 1897; member of M.E. Church, South.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
ROSS, Elijah Walker
Lawyer; born Lowryville, Hardin Co., Tenn., Jan. 8, 1872; son of Isaac W. and Margaret E. (Cherry) Ross; paternal grandfather John McCullough Ross, paternal grandmother Margaret (Murchison) Ross; maternal grandfather Eli Cherry, maternal grandmother Cynthia (Ward) Cherry; Scotch-Irish and English descent; educated schools of Hardin County, and Lebanon, Ohio; law, Cumberland University Lebanon, Tennessee; graduated Cumberland University June 2, 1892 with degree of LL.B.; father's occupation farmer; early occupation practicing law; married Nellie B. Williams Feb. 17, 1903; Vice President of First National Bank of Savannah and director in that institution.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
ROSS, Montague S.
Lawyer; born Savannah, (Hardin Co) Tenn., August 12, 1880; son W.U. and Lucy Ann Ross; Scotch-Irish-English descent; graduated University of Nashville 1903 B.A.; George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 1907 LL.B.; married Hazel Mitchum September 9, 1908; member Kappa Alpha (Southern), K. of P.; member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Savannah before division in that church; member of no church at present; Superintendent of City Schools, Greenfield, Tenn. 1903-04; admitted to bar August 9, 1907; was expert accountant in office of Property Clerk, District of Columbia, 1905-07; he is descended from Peter Montague of Virginia, 1634, and Drogo de Monteacuto 1066.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
SHIPMAN, Charles W.
Sheriff, and native of Wayne County, Tenn., was born on the 17th of March, 1838. He was educated in the common schools of his native county, and in 1863 enlisted in the Federal Army, in the Second Tennessee Regiment of Mounted Infantry, as a private, but was soon commissioned first lieutenant, and was afterward made captain of Company D in the same regiment. After the final surrender he returned to Hardin County, and was elected sheriff of that county in 1866, and held that office two terms. In 1870 he moved to his farm on Indian Creek, where he followed agricultural pursuits until 1875. He then located at his present place of residence, where he owns 200 acres of land, 100 acres being well cultivated. Mr. Shipman started in life with no other capital other than that bestowed upon him by nature, but has surmounted many hardships and difficulties, and is now well to-do in worldly goods. In 1880 he was elected trustee of Wayne County, and held the office until 1884, when he was elected county sheriff, and yet holds the office. He is a stanch Republican in his political views, and belongs to the K. of H. and F. & A.M. fraternities. Jane E. Arrendell became his wife January 17, 1867, and the following children were born to them: William H., Henry T., Eddie, Jesse T., Ida E., Ola M., Charles and Pantha U. Mrs. Shipman's parents were Erasrus and Mary Arrendell, and our subjects parents were Edward and Elizabeth (Thompson) Shipman. [Goodspeeds History of Tennessee Wayne Co, 1887]
STORY, William Perry
Public official; born Hardin Co., Tenn., March 22, 1843; son of James A. and Martha (Orr) Story; father was a farmer and carpenter; received common school education; began his career as a farmer, later engaged in the mercantile business two years; Republican; served as Justice of the Peace 1876-1882, Sheriff 1882-1886, and postmaster under Harrison's administration; at present he is Judge of the Co. Court of Hardin Co., Tenn.; served in U.S. Navy as Capt. S. Steward; married three times, first, Julia Bivens July 22, 1869, second, Nannie Fagg Sept. 6, 1882, third, Sarah Harbert June 21, 1905; member of Knights of Honor; member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
TERRY, Thomas Franklin
Farmer and merchant; born Saltillo, (Hardin Co) Tenn., Feb. 10, 1851; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Thomas Scott and Mary Ann (Dickie) Terry; educated at Henderson, Tenn.; began his business career as a farmer, later entered the mercantile business; married Sadie Madeline McCallum Jan. 10, 1878; member Masonic Lodge (treas.); Democrat.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
WOOD, Henry Parker
Lawyer; born Hardin Co., Tenn., Sept. 9, 1859; English descent; son of W.P. and Mary Elizabeth (Seay) Wood; father was a farmer; paternal grandparents John and Mahala (Roberson) Wood; maternal grandparents Louis and Deborah (Parker) Seay; educated at Hardin College, Savannah, Tenn. and Missouri State University, Columbia, Mo., graduated from the latter with L.B. degree March 26, 1885; began his career as a school teacher, and was principal of Hardin College, Savannah, Tenn. two years; Democrat; Mayor of Selmer several times; Judge of the Co. Court of McNairy Co., Tenn. from Jan., 1906 to Jan., 1908, resigned; married De Lola Stephenson Aug. 29, 1885; member of the Christian church.[Source: Who's Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
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