Biographical Sketch of John Davis Tandy
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JOHN DAVIS TANDY. The subject of this sketch was born January 23, 1837, in Todd County, Ky., where he still retains his residence. His father, Nathaniel Mills Tandy, was born in 1810, in Christian County; he removed to Todd County, Ky., in 1834, where he died in 1881. He was the son of Mills Tandy, who was born in Virginia in 1780; moved to Barren County in 1808, where he remained six months; moved to Christian County in 1809, and died in Christian County, Ky., in 1861. His father was Henry Tandy, of Virginia. Subject’s mother, Mary E., daughter of John and Mary (Pendleton) Davis, was born in 1815 and died in 1843. To her and her husband, Nathaniel Mills Tandy, were born: Olivia (deceased) and our subject. To Nathaniel Mills Tandy and his second wife (Margaret J. Jesup), were born: Samuel R., Jesup M. and Charles E. Subject secured a good education and is a general reader of standard books and current literature. He was married October 23, 1860, to Miss Catherine, daughter of Preston L. and Elizabeth A. (Jesup) Yancy, of Crittenden County, Ky., and this union has been blessed with: Preston E., Robert M., Mary D. and Clarence. Subject is by profession a farmer, owning 700 acres of good and valuable land, which is finely improved and in a high state of cultivation. He is prudently turning his attention largely to the growth of the grasses, thereby maintaining and improving the fertility of his already productive farm. He is enterprising, energetic and public spirited. He is an honored member of the Masonic fraternity, a Baptist and a Democrat.