CARROLL, William E.
Was born in North Carolina in 1827, son of James R. and Mary P. (Hubbard) Carroll. The parents, who were natives of North Carolina, came to Tennessee about 1836, and settled in Marshall County. After residing in different counties they finally settled in Henderson County, where the father died in 1868, and the mother in 1883. After attaining his majority our subject began doing for himself. In 1849 he married Anna Scott, daughter of John M. and Anna Scott. She was born in Wayne County, Tenn., in 1828, and is the mother of eight children: Mary E., born April 2, 1850; William A., born January 25, 1852 and died August 2, 1871; James R., born December 2, 1853; Sarah J., born February 2, 1859; John M., born September 27, 1861; Thomas H., born February 4, 1864; Laura A., born May 14, 1870, and Albert N., born April 8, 1874. Since 1851 Mr. Carroll has lived in Wayne County, and has resided on his present farm of 275 acres since 1866. He purchased it from minor heirs and, owing to the neglect of the administrator to comply with the requirements of law, was compelled to pay for it the second time. He directs his attention to raising corn, small grain and stock, and has accumulated some property by his energy and good management. He and Mrs. Carroll are members of the Christian Church, and in politics he was a democrat up to the Rebellion, but since that time been a Republican.
Goodspeeds History of TN - Wayne Co 1887
CAWTHON, James Franklin
Born Mifflin, Henderson Co., Tenn., Sept. 9, 1855; Irish descent; son of Lemuel Franklin and Martha Ann (Chick) Cawthon; father was a farmer; paternal grandparents William and Sarah (Linch) Cawthon; maternal grandparents William and Lucy (Torvus) Chick; educated at Mifflin and Henderson, Tenn.; entered farming in early life; married Malissa J. Jones Dec. 27, 1891; Democrat; deputy U.S. Marshal 1894-1895; member of Primitive Baptist church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler