BIOGRAPHIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

T.M. STUBBLEFIELD

T. M. Stubblefield, an old and well known resident of the Fourth District, was born in 1813, in Wilkes County, Ga.; is one of the two living children of a family of ten born to Peter and Sallie (Harris) Stubblefield. The father was born in Virginia in 1727; he left the "Old Dominion" when quite a young man, moving to Georgia, where he remained until after his marriage in 1824; came to Tennessee, locating in Maury County; in 1835 went to Wayne County, where the remainder of his life was spent; his death occurred in 1839; his wife was born in Wilkes County, Ga., in 1786 and died in 1880. The subject of this sketch was raised at home, receiving his education in his native county, being about ten years of age when his parents came to Tennessee. August, 1835, he married Miss Sarah Lipscomb, daughter of John and Judith Lipscomb; she (Mrs. Stubblefleld) was born in Maury County in 1812, and became the mother of ten children: Sarah B, wife of R. J. Dyer; Amanda C., wife of C. G. Hardeman: Bevelry M., Charles H., Martha J., widow of Augusta Helms; Mary B., wife of M. A. Maines; Margaret E., wife of L. D. Horton; Wm. F., Nancy N., wife of Charles A. Helms, and Thomas F. The year after marriage Mr. Stubblefield moved to Wayne County, and in 1844 came to Henderson County; located in the Fourth District. where he purchased 122 acres, mostly dense woods his nearest neighbor being three-quarters of a mile distant; He has been a hard working, industrious man: by good management and perseverance, has added acre to acre, until he is now the possessor of about 1,000 acres. He has a fine farm, operated on the modern plan, cultivating and fertilizing according to the latest improvements. In 1885 Mr. and Mrs. Stubblefield celebrated their golden wedding, a pleasure but rarely enjoyed. Previous to the war, Mr. Stubblefield was a Whig, since that time has been a Democrat, casting his first vote for Hugh L. White in 1836. In 1874 he was elected county surveyor of Henderson County, and served four years. He is a Mason, belongs to Lodge No. 441, at Mills Springs; he is a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and his wife of the Cumberland Presbyterian.

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