Location: Coffee County TN

Biographical Sketch of J.W. Waggoner

J. W. Waggoner, Esq., of Coffee County, born October 8, 1836, is the son of J. A. and Rebecca Waggoner, the former, born in 1806, died in 1848, and the latter born in 1806, died in 1883. Our subject is of German and Scotch descent. After continuing on the farm to care for his mother, he entered the Confederate service in 1862. After six months in camp with Captain McCutchen’s company, he was made steward and bookkeeper of the hospital at Chattanooga, afterward farming and teaching; in 1869 he took his present office of magistrate. He began the successful practice of law in Manchester in 1878. November 5, 1875, he married Eliza, daughter of Alford B. and Nancy Cook. Their six children are James H., William H., Nannie R., Addie M., Alice G. and James N. Mr. Waggoner is worth about $2,000, is a member of I. O. O. F. Lodge, and is at present chairman of the Democratic executive committee of the county. In 1887 he was appointed county...

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Biography of Hon. John F. Thomas

Hon. John F. Thomas, real estate agent and a prominent citizen of Tullahoma, Tennessee, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee, April 17, 1828. His father, Joshua Thomas, a native of North Carolina, died while our subject was a small boy. At the age of eleven years our subject was bound out to Joshua Gore, but ran away and returned to his mother. His advantages were limited, but through his own efforts he acquired a good education, and when twenty three years of age began teaching school. In 1851 he removed to Coffee County and taught a school on Duck River, with his residence in Tullahoma. In 1859 he became a member of the firm of Holland & Thomas, general merchants, Tullahoma, continuing until the war, when he went to Shelbyville, Tennessee on the Federal occupation of Tullahoma he returned home to again engage in business. In 1862 he was appointed postmaster at Tullahoma and held his commission until he was elected to represent Coffee County in the lower house of the Legislature in 1865. He was one of the twenty one members who resigned their seats rather than vote for the “Disfranchise Bill.” His constituency endorsed his course by re-election to the same position, but he was denied his seat. He was the first constable of Tullahoma and served several times as alderman. In 1867 he was appointed assistant...

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Biographical Sketch of F.M. Taylor

F. M. Taylor, farmer in Coffee County, was born January 16, 1845, in Tennessee. He is the son of Daniel and Mary (Angel) Taylor, the former born about 1813, in Tennessee, and the latter about 1811, and is still living, while her husband died in 1846. His grandmother, also Mary Angel by name, a native of Virginia, died in 1885, about one hundred years old. Leaving the farm, our subject served a year in Company A, First Tennessee Infantry. Not yet eighteen, he was discharged on account of his years, and after two years’ teaching, he began his life of farming, uninterrupted except from January 1, 1883, to October 1, 1885, in general merchandising at Manchester. Blowing spring, a natural curiosity, is located near his land. December 17, 1863, he married Lucinda J., daughter of Anderson and Rebecca Lambert. Their nine children are Andrew J., William T., Robert E. L., Sarah E. (died September 1878), Albert S., Eliza J., Roger S., Lulu F. and Josephus Z. Mr. Taylor served two terms as magistrate, is justice of the peace, a member of the Masonic order and of the Separate Baptist Church. He is a democrat. Mill Cove is a remarkably finely watered land and well...

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Biographical Sketch of B.S. Stroud

B. S. Stroud, a prominent citizen of Manchester, and register of Coffee County, was born in Warren County, Tennessee, February 14, 1854. He is the son of B. S. and Nancy (Winton) Stroud, the former born in 1825 in Warren County, and the latter February 2, 1826, in Coffee County. Their deaths occurred October 12, 1853, and June 4, 1869, respectively. After their marriage, about 1844, the elder Stroud was farming and shipping and trading in livestock. He was politically a Whig. Our subject, one of four children, was educated at Manchester College, under Rev. W. D. Carnes. After four years’ prospecting in Texas and Arkansas, he returned to Manchester and engaged in the printing business, and soon bought a half interest in the Manchester Guardians. In the fall of 1878 he was made deputy clerk of chancery court, Coffee County. A year later, finishing an unexpired term of register, he was afterward elected to the office, serving two terms. December 17, 1879, he was married to Fannie Powers, born September 13, 1860, in Manchester, and educated at the college there. Their son, Horace, was born March 20, 1881. Mr. Stroud is a...

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Biography of I.C. Stone

I. C. Stone, is of English, Irish and Scotch descent. His ancestors settled in the colony of North Carolina. Their descendants mainly kept pace with the tide of immigration to the new States and Territories. The paternal grandfather, Thomas Stone, probably of English, and Scotch origin, married Miss Sally Corder,of Scotch family, about 1789 in North Carolina on the waters of the Yadkins River, and not long after settled in Tennessee, where the father, C. H. Stone, was born December 22, 1796. The maternal grandfather, Joseph Allison, supposed to be partly of English and known to be partly of Irish origin, married Jane Donaldson, a native of Ireland, and settled in Orange County, N. C., about twelve miles northwest of Hillsboro. Here the mother, the youngest child of her parents, was born about 1793. Here she lived until maturity and obtained an ordinary education. The grandfather Allison had settled in White County and grandfather Stone had settled in Jackson County, Tennessee, before 1818. At the home of the former in White County, the father and mother were married in October 1818. They had five children of whom our subject was the fourth and the only son. In 1826 our subject was taken to Smith County, two miles from the mouth of Hickman Creek, and they’re reared, and received a county school education. The father was an independent farmer of...

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Coffee 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 Coffee County, Tennessee Tombstone Transcription Project) Bethlehem The Baptist Church Of Christ Cemetery Bly Cemetery Bryan Family Cemetery Fountain Grove Cemetery Holland Cemetery Hurricane Cemetery  Miller Cemetery Robinson Cemetery Robinson Cemetery Smith Cemetery Womack Cemetery Maplewood Cemetery (hosted at Interment)...

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