Biography of Joseph G. Tipton

Joseph G. Tipton, one of the leading citizens and merchants of Tiptonville, is the son of William and Eliza (Gallaher) Tipton. His father was born in East Tennessee, though raised in Franklin County; from there he moved to Tipton County, and finally to Texas, where he enlisted as a soldier, and received for his services



Biography of Robert Thompson

Robert Thompson, a farmer of Lake County, was the son of Robert and Sallie (Tharp) Thompson. His father was born in Guilford County, North Carolina in 1792, his mother in Rockingham County, North Carolina in 1790; they were married in Guilford County in 1814, and had eight children, five boys and three girls. They moved



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



Biographical Sketch of George B. Riley

George B. Riley has been a resident of Lake County for thirty five years past, and is considered one of the representative men of that county, and was the son of George E. and Mary (Castle) Riley. His father was born in Henry County, Tennessee, February 1816; his mother in North Carolina in 1818. Mr.



Biographical Sketch of Robert Watson

Robert Watson, or “Uncle Bob,” as he is familiarly called by his friends, was born in Madison County, Tennessee, December 28, 1829, and was raised in that county. He was married to Miss Frances A. Burrus September 8, 1853; she was born in Madison County, July 20, 1828, and by their marriage they had three



Biographical Sketch of James W. Tipton

James W. Tipton, a leading farmer and stock trader, of Lake County, is the son of Rev. Joshua and Rebecca A. (Rider) Tipton. The father was born in Wilson County, Tennessee, in 1817, and the mother in the same county in 1819. They married and lived in Wilson County until 1843, when they moved to



Biographical Sketch of William J. Wynn

William J. Wynn, a retired farmer of Lake County, is the son of Ezekiel and Lucy (Threadgill) Wynn. His father was born in Virginia, and when a young man moved to North Carolina, where he married Miss Threadgill. In 1830 they moved to Wayne County, Tennessee, and in a few years to Obion County. They



Biography of Dr. J.M. Wright

Dr. J. M. Wright has been an able and popular physician of Lake County for eighteen years, and was the son of Moses and Lericy (Farris) Wright. His father was born in Kentucky in 1812 and his mother in Giles County, Tennessee in 1814. When quite young he came to Tennessee, and married Miss Farris



Biographical Sketch of William C. Peacock

William C. Peacock, clerk of the circuit court of Lake County, and member of the firm of C. M. Peacock & Son, was born January 21, 1863, in Lake County, and was the son of C. M. and Ann (Brock) Peacock. He was raised on the farm and when sixteen entered the Kentucky Military Institute



Biographical Sketch of William A.J. Davis

William A. J. Davis, farmer, is the son of J. J. and Ann (Harry) Davis. The father was born in 1807 in Marion District, South Carolina; the mother in Marlborough District, South Carolina in 1809. They were married in 1825 and soon after moved to Mobile, Alabama. They had ten children, four boys and six



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