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Biographical Sketch of William A. Sims M.D.

William A. Sims, M. D. is a son of William and Julia (Cooke) Sims, who are Tennesseans, born in 1826 and 1833 respectively. They were married in west Tennessee and immediately located in Crockett County where they have since resided. Of eight children born to them five are living, four sons and one daughter. Three of the sons are physicians and one is a teacher, though all have taught school. Both parents and all the children are members of the Christian Church. Dr. William A. Sims was born January 15, 1857 in Crockett County. His early education was quite limited as his father was poor and unable to give his children good advantages, but they all have acquired good educations through their own efforts. The Doctor taught school for some time and in 1878 began the study of medicine under Dr. W. T. MacLine. In 1880-81 he attended lectures in the University of Tennessee, and in the latter year opened an office five miles west of Tiptonville, where he practiced until 1883 and then completed his course at the Eclectic Medical Institute, at Cincinnati, Ohio graduating the same year. Soon after, he located in Tiptonville, where he has since resided and has an extensive practice. In 1883 he married Lillian McCulloch, who was born in Gibson County, Tennessee, December 11, 1861. They have one child, Ernest C. Dr. Sims is a democrat and his wife is a member of the Christian...

Biography of Elliott Carriger

Elliott Carriger. The year 1854 is the most significant in the entire history of Kansas as the settled abode of civilized white man. To say that a man came to Kansas in 1854 means that he was identified with all the conditions, events and developments which made a territory and then a state out of a region which in all preceding years of American history had lain barren and fruitless. It was not only on account of his early arrival in Kansas territory but also because of the widespread influence of his character and activities that the late Elliott Carriger should be remembered in history and given such tribute as the printed page can supply. This early pioneer of Shawnee County was a Tennesseean by birth, and was born in Carter County of that state in 1816. His father was John Carriger, and his grandfather was a native of Germany. His grandmother, whose maiden name was Elliott, was a native of Ireland. It was unusual for young men born a century ago, unless they were destined for some of the learned professions, to obtain a college education. Elliott Carriger was an exception. Though reazed on a farm, he was a college graduate and for some time taught in the institution where he was educated. He was a man of unusual natural talonts and his early training fitted him remarkably well for the useful and energetic career he led. For a time he operated a foundry at Elizabeth, Tennessee. While there he married Angie Allen. Soon after his marriage he built a boat, and embarking with his wife and household...

Biographical Sketch of A. B. Conley

A. B. Conley, merchant, and a prominent citizen of Tullahoma, Tennessee, was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, November 7, 1847; the son of A. W. Conley, a native of Tennessee. Our subject was reared on a farm in what is now a part of Crockett County. He acquired his education in the common schools and in 1867 began the study of medicine. He attended the Eclectic College at Cincinnati, Ohio, the medical department of the University of Louisiana at New Orleans, and graduated in 1884 from the American Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati. From 1871 to 1880 he practiced in Louisiana and then went to Milan, Tennessee. June 17, 1886, he came to Tullahoma and engaged in general merchandising, his present occupation. At the age of fourteen he ran away from home, joined the Confederate Twelfth Tennessee Cavalry. After a year’s service he returned home on account of sickness. He was married in 1869 to Mattie J., daughter of Washington Mitchell of Rutherford County, Tennessee. Three children were born to them, one girl and two boys; our subject is a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows, K. of P., K. of H., K. & L. of H. and A. O. U. W....

Crockett County, Tennessee Cemetery Transcriptions

Tennessee Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Tennessee county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Crockett County, Tennessee Tombstone Transcription Project) Antioch Church Cemetery Babb Cemetery Bridger Cemetery Cairo Cemetery Castellaw Cemetery Cherry Cemetery Cook Graveyard Cross Roads Church Cemetery Cypress United Methodist┬áChurch Cemetery Cypress Cemetery Drake Cemetery Floyd’s Chapel Cemetery aka Oldfield Cemetery Maury City Cemetery Perry [Badgett] Cemetery Robertson Cemetery Rosamon Cemetery Sims Cemetery Wortham Cemetery...

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