BIOGRAPHIES of HENDERSON CO TN

HILLSMAN, James Reddick
Farmer; born Henderson Co., Tenn., Jan. 18, 1850; Scotch and English descent; son of Jack Hird and Mary Amanda (Petty) Hillsman; paternal grandparents Reddick and Mary A. (Perry) Hillsman; maternal grandparents James and Nancy (Bates) Petty; educated in common schools of Carroll Co. and Milan (Tenn.) College, graduated from the latter A.M. degree June, 1870; was a traveling salesman in early life, and since 1883 his entire time has been devoted to agriculture; married Esther Wingo Feb. 19, 1899; Democrat; active in politics, but never sought office; member of Missionary Baptist church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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