A farmer and nurseryman of Liberty Township, was born in Washington County, Va., in 1822, and was the sixth in a family of ten children born to Jacob and Dorcas (Gross) Barlow. Jacob Barlow, who was a soldier in the War of 1812, died about 1830. A part of the family subsequently removed to Kentucky, where the mother died about 1850. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and was a daughter of John Gross, an Englishman. Wellington received his education in the common subscription schools, to which he was obliged to walk several miles. January 1, 1845, he married Nancy, daughter of Nathaniel Stamper, a native of North Carolina, but one of the pioneers of Kentucky, where Mrs. Barlow was born. Mr. Stamper afterward removed to Missouri, where he lived until his death, which occurred about 1883. Of the twelve children born to Mr. and Mrs. Barlow, six are now living: Pennis, Joseph W., Sarah (wife of John Nelson), R. Lincoln, Catherine and Sherman. In 1848 Mr. Barlow removed to near Burlington, Iowa, where he lived until 1866, then coming to Pulaski County, Mo., on the Gasconade, where he has since improved and still owns a good farm of 160 acres, on which, in 1868, he established a nursery. In this business he has been very successful. He raises some small stock, but pays particular attention to the growth of apple and peach trees. Mr. Barlow is a Democrat in politics, and cast his first presidential vote for Polk in 1844. He has been a member of the Baptist Church since about 1840. Mrs. Barlow died in the fall of 1877, having also been a member of the Baptist Church for many years.[Source: "History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri", Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1889; Transcribed by K. Mohler]
Blevins, John Alexander
Blevins, John Alexander, lawyer; born Abingdon, Va., Oct. 29, 1860; son of Z. C. and Susan S. (Duff) Blevins; educated in common schools of Missouri, two years in Simpson Institute, Versailles, Mo., and three years law course in Columbian (now George Washington) University, Washington, D. C., receiving degrees of LL.B. and LL.M., 1886; married, Versailles, Mo., Apr. 29, 1884, Cerro Gordo McMinn; children: C. Malcolm, Gladys. Admitted to bar in 1882 and began practice of law at Versailles, Mo.; was confidential correspondent to Postmaster General William F. Vilas, 1885-88, at Washington, D. C; returned to Versailles, and was prosecuting attorney of Morgan Co., 1890-94; moved to St. Louis, 1894, and was head of law firm of Blevins, Lyon & Swartz for two years, 1898 and 1899; was appointed judge of the Circuit Court of St. Louis, 8th Judicial Circuit, and served the two years, 1903 and 1904; was nominated by Democratic party for reelection, but defeated, in 1904; since in practice of law and member of firm of Blevins & Jamison since 1907. Member St. Louis, Missouri State and American Bar associations. Member M. E. Church, South. Clubs: Mercantile, Missouri Athletic, Triple A, Sunset Inn Country. Office: 703 Commercial Bldg. Residence: 4447 Washington Boulevard.(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)
Bowen, Bees T.
Bowen, Bees T., a Representative from Virginia; born in Maiden Springs, Tazewell county, Va., January 10, 1809; attended Abingdon academy, Va.; member of the state legislature of Virginia in 1860 and 1864; magistrate for several years and presiding justice of the county; elected as a Conservative to the Forty-third Congress (March 4; 1873-March 3, 1875); died in Tazewell county, Va., August 29, 1879. [A Biographical Congressional Directory of the 1st 1774 to the 62nd 1911 Congress; By United States Congress; Publ. 1918; Donated and Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack.]
Bowen, John Henry
Bowen, John Henry, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Washington county, Va., in September, 1780; attended the schools of Lexington, Ky.; studied law and was admitted to the bar, and began practice in Gallatin, Tenn.; was elected as a Democrat to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); resumed the practice of law in Gallatin, Tenn.; died there September 25, 1822. [A Biographical Congressional Directory of the 1st 1774 to the 62nd 1911 Congress; By United States Congress; Publ. 1918; Donated and Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack.]
Boyd, Samuel B.
Boyd, Samuel B., chief of Knoxville Fire Department; born Washington Co., Va., March 20, 1865; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Samuel B. and Isabella (Reed) Boyd; father’s occupation merchant; educated University of Tenn., member of class of 1886; in early life he was engaged in furniture business; married Julia Jackson Harrison April 28, 1904; entered public life as Alderman when he was 22 years old which office he held from July, 1888-90; Feb. 23, 1900, was elected Chief of Knoxville (Tenn.) Fire Dept., when it was very small (29) men; he urged and secured passage of appropriation measures before Board of Aldermen, which resulted in increase of Fire Dept. to 72 men; member of Elks, Royal Arcanum, Kappa Sigma Fraternity; former Chairman of Water Committee, Gas & Public Lights, Fire & Police, Vice Chairman Finance Com.; member of International Assn. of Fire Engineers; member Presbyterian Church, South. [Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
Brownlow, Frank Barr
Brownlow, Frank Barr, musician; born Abingdon, Washington Co., Va., Sept. 11, 1853; English descent; son of Joseph A. and Mary R. (Barr) Brownlow; father’s occupation carpenter; educated in Abingdon, Va.; began his business career as contractor and builder; married Ella V. Crawford Aug. 25, 1875; bandmaster National Soldiers’ Home, Tenn.; member of Episcopal church. [Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler]
Brownlow, Walter Preston
Brownlow, Walter Preston, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Abingdon, Va. March 27, 1851; attended the common schools; entered upon newspaper work as a reporter for the Knoxville Whig and Chronicle in 1876; in the same year purchased the Herald and Tribune, a Republican newspaper published in Jonesboro; delegate to the Republican national conventions of 1880, 1896, and 1900, and from the state at large to the national convention of 1884; member of the Republican state committee in 1882 and served eight years, two years as chairman; appointed postmaster at Jonesboro in March, 1881; resigned in the following December to accept the position of doorkeeper of the National House of Representatives in the Forty-seventh Congress; member of the Republican national committee in 1884,1896, and 1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth, and to the six succeeding Congresses, and served from March 4, 1897, until his death at the National soldiers' home, Johnson City, Tenn., July 8, 1910; interment in the soldiers' home cemetery. [A Biographical Congressional Directory of the 1st 1774 to the 62nd 1911 Congress; By United States Congress; Publ. 1918; Donated and Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]
Buchanan, John Alexander
Buchanan, John Alexander (1843-1921), a Representative from Virginia; born near Groseclose, Smyth County, Va., October 7, 1843; attended the "old field" school and the local academies at Chatham Hill and Marion, Va.; during the Civil War served as a private in Company D, Virginia Infantry, Stonewall Brigade, of the Confederate Army; was captured at the Battle of Gettysburg July 3, 1863, and remained a prisoner until February 1865; attended Emory and Henry College, Emory, Va., 1865-1870 and was graduated in June 1870; studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1870 and 1871; was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in Abingdon, Va.; member of the State house of delegates 1885-1887; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; returned to the practice of law; elected associate judge of the court of appeals of Virginia January 1, 1895, and served until January 1915; retired from political activities and engaged in agricultural pursuits; died near Emory, Washington County, Va., on September 2, 1921; interment in the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, Glade Spring, Va. (Source: Biographical Directory of the US Congress 1774-Present. Submitted by Linda Rodriguez)
Buchanan, John Alexander
Buchanan, John Alexander, born in Smyth County, Virginia, October 7, 1843, son of James A. and Mary G. Buchanan. He received his early education in the old field schools, and his collegiate training at Emory and Henry College. When Virginia seceded he enlisted as a private in an infantry regiment in the Stonewall Brigade, and served entirely through to the end of the war, participating in many of its most sanguinary battles. In the battle of Gettysburg, he was captured, and held as a prisoner of war from July, 1863, to February, 1865, when he was exchanged, returned to his regiment, and was with it at its disbanding in April, following. He then entered the law department of the University of Virginia, completed the course, was admitted to the bar, and engaged in practice at Abington, Washington County. He was successful from the outset, and soon came to be known as one of the most capable lawyers of southwestern Virginia. In 1S85-87 he was a member of the House of Delegates, in which body he made an excellent record. In 1889 he was elected to congress, as representative from the ninth congressional district, and was returned for a second term. In 1895 he was elected to a seat on the bench of the supreme court of appeals, and came to be regarded as one of the ablest men on the bench. In 1913 he gave notice of his intention not to apply for re-election, when his term should expire in 1915, and in 1914 the general assembly elected Joseph W. Kelley, of Bristol, to succeed him. [Source: Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography; Edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler; Publ. 1915; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack.]
Buchanan, Dr. John Lee
John Lee Buchanan was born in Smyth county, Virginia, June 19, 1831, the son of Patrick C. Buchanan and his wife Margaret A., nee Graham. Patrick C. Buchanan, born in Smyth County in October, 1799, died April, 1872, was a son of John Buchanan, of Scotch descent. His widow survives him, living still in Smyth County. She was born in Wythe County, Virginia, in March, 1808, the daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Graham) Graham.
John Lee Buchanan was educated at Emory and Henry College, graduating in 1856. Until 1878 he was one of the faculty of that college, except for the years of the war when he served the Confederate States in the mining department. In 1878-9 he was professor of Latin at the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; in 1879 was elected president of Emory and Henry College, and afterward of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1880. Subsequently he was joint principal of the Martha Washington College, Virginia, until December, 1886, at which date he was elected to his present position, Superintendent of Public Instruction, for the term of four years. He is a member of the M. E. Church (South), and of the Masonic fraternity. In Washington County, Virginia, August 4, 1859, Dr. Buchanan married Frances E. Wiley, born in that county. Their children were born in the order named: Lillian W., died in October, 1863; Willie P.; Maggie L., married Charles M. Yeates, of the U. S. geological survey; Lizzie H., Horace Graham, Raymond W., John Lee, Jr., Grace P., Frank E. Mrs. Buchanan is a daughter of Dr. E. E. Wiley, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in October, 1814, and has been a citizen of Washington County, Virginia, for the past fifty years, during the larger part of this period connected with Emory and Henry College as professor and president, and still connected with that institution. He was a son of Rev. Ephraim Wiley, of the Methodist church. Her mother, now deceased, was Elizabeth Hammond, born in Middletown, Connecticut, in 1814. [History of Virginia From Settlement of Jamestown to Close of The Civil War by Robert Alonzo Brock and Virgil Anson Lewis, 1888. Transcribed by FOFG]
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