Location: Knox County TN

Biography of William Sims, Major

Maj. William Sims. The late Maj. William Sims, whose death occurred July 23, 1907, on his farm in Shawnee County, Kansas, had an enviable record both as a soldier of the Civil war and as a citizen in the years that followed that struggle. He was born May 15, 1831, on a farm in Muskingum County, Ohio, and was a son of Mahlon and Myron (Riley) Sims. He grew to manhood in his native community, securing his scholastic training in the common schools, and when still a young man served for a number of years as a clerk in the office of the probate judge. At the breaking out of the Civil war, he enlisted in Company G, Thirty-second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and when the company was organized he was made orderly sergeant. Later a company was taken out of his regiment to man a battery and Mr. Sims was sent back home to recruit a new company to fill the vacancy. While he was absent upon this duty, his regiment was captured at Harper’s Ferry. His command then became Company A, Ninth Ohio Cavalry, of which he was made captain, and subsequently he was at the siege of Knoxville, where he was filling the post of major by promotion. Owing to ill health, he was compelled to resign from active service at the front, and from that...

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Biography of William Davidson Hume

William Davidson Hume, conducting a real estate, loan and insurance business and also closely identified with the oil industries through the handling of oil and gas leases, was born November 12, 1864, in Jefferson county, Tennessee, a son of David Patterson and Rebecca (Thomas) Hume. The father devoted his life to the occupation of farming and William D. Hume remained on the home farm to the age of twenty years, gaining intimate knowledge of farm life and methods through actual experience in the work of the field. He supplemented a public school education by study in the business college at Knoxville, Tennessee, and with this equipment started out to make his own way in the world. For a time Mr. Hume was associated as salesman with a wholesale jobbing house at Knoxville, there remaining for about five years, when he resigned his position to become connected with one of the largest stove manufacturing concerns in Nashville, Tennessee, becoming a representative of the Phillips & Buttorff Manufacturing Company. He occupied the position of sales manager for more than a quarter of a century and during that period his business activities covered the states of Virginia, a part of West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, a part of Alabama, Georgia and Texas. While thus engaged, the company which he represented sent him to make the pioneer trip for the house...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles A. Ricks

Ricks, Charles A.; sec’y and treas. Kuhlman Car Co.; born, Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 14, 1868; son of Augustus J. and Emma Maxwell Atwater Ricks; educated, Kenyon Military Academy, and Kenyon College; married, Oct. 21, 1897, at Detroit, Mich., Miss Margaret Trowbridge; business career, 1888 clerk First National Bank, Massillon, O., sec’y and treas. Massillon Loan Ass’n; came to Cleveland in 1890, and became auditor and traveling salesman for the Standard Oil Co.; in 1896, appointed mgr. of the Cleveland station; in 1900, organized the G. C. Kuhlman Car Co., sec’y and treas., builds electric and steam railway cars, turning out an average of 600 cars a year, employ 700 men; Republican; Episcopalian; Psi Upsilon Iota, member Military Order, Loyal Legion; Chamber of Commerce, Union, and Country Clubs. Recreations: Golf, and...

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Biographical Sketch of George W. Cross

George W. Cross, a prominent lawyer of Manchester, Tennessee, was born in Anderson County August 31, 1849. He is the son of William and Jane (Black) Cross, both of English descent and natives of Anderson County. The former, born in 1810, is still living; the latter, born about 1820, died February 26, 1885. Married in 1836 the elder Cross-engaged in farming. He is a democrat, and sympathizes with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of which his wife was a member. Our subject, the fifth of eight children, was educated chiefly at Cumberland University, at Lebanon, Tennessee, and the military school of Knoxville, Tennessee, from which he graduated in 1874. After three years’ teaching in Decherd and Salem, Tennessee, in September 1877, he took ten months at Vanderbilt University Law Department, and the professor granted him license to practice. Since 1878, when he came to Manchester, he has become one of the most successful lawyers of Coffee County and among the ablest in this section. January 17, 1882, he married Beulah Hickerson, born in 1861, the daughter of Judge W. P. Hickerson. She was a cultured lady. Her death occurred July 24, 1885. Mr. Cross is a decided...

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Rutledge, John – Obituary

Funeral services for John M. Rutledge, who died Saturday [October 30, 1937] at his home, 539 Farragut Avenue, will be at 2 p.m. today at Lincoln Park Baptist church, with the Rev. A. R. Pedigo officiating. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: J. W. Carr, Plumer Mynatt, Jim Anderson, Frank Wallace, Horace Sherrod, and P. A. Walker. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Rutledge, Mary Palmer – Obituary

Mary M. Palmer Rutledge, 86, widow of the late S. C. Rutledge, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. A. W. Welch, 410 Island Home, yesterday afternoon at 12:45 o’clock. Mrs. Rutledge was born in Hawkins County, Tennessee, November 23, 1839. She was converted and became a member of the Baptist Church at the age of 13 and lived a consistent life for 72 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. G. A. Toomey, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. A. O. Child, Powell’s Station; three sons W. T. Rutledge, Thorp, State of Washington; John M. Rutledge, Knoxville, and S. W. Rutledge, Etowah, Tenn. Funeral services will be conducted at the Glenwood Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Dr. J. K. Haynes, of the South Knoxville Baptist Church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Claude E. Sprague, pastor of the Deaderick Avenue Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be C. A. Child, G. S. Child, Clarence Carroll, Elmer Carroll, Sam R. Toomey, and Jastin E. Rutledge, all grandsons of the deceased. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Rutledge, William Thomas – Obituary

William Thomas Rutledge, 79, died yesterday [died December 13, 1938] at the family residence on North B Street here. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., September 10, 1859, and was married September 9, 1886, to Mary Harrell, who survives him. He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. E. Wyatt, Kittitas and Mrs. Earl Elmer of Ellensburg; four sons, Ernest and Oscar Rutledge of Ellensburg; Earl Rutledge of Prindle, Wash., and Edgar Rutledge of California; a brother, Rev. S. W. Rutledge of Knoxville, and a sister, Mrs. Bert Childs, of Knoxville. Funeral services will be held at the Honeycutt chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. Max Wilson in charge. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Fannie Alathea Todd Money of Atlanta GA

MONEY, Fannie Alathea Todd8, (Samuel B.7, Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 17, 1854, died Nov. 2, 1911, married David S. Money, who died Feb. 13, 1911. He was a noted educator and lived some time in Virginia; moved to Knoxville, Tenn., where they lived about twenty years, thence they moved to Atlanta, Ga., where they passed their remaining days. Children: I. Owen S., m. and has six children; lives in Knoxville, Tenn. II. Sancho A., m. and has four children and lives in Knoxville, Tenn. III. Caleb J., m. and has two children; he is a minister and lives in Knoxville, Tenn. IV. Georgia Virginia, m. W. Alvin Watson and has seven children; they live in Knoxville, Tenn. V. Bertha Althea, m. an officer in the United States Army. VI. Edward L., he is a mail clerk and lives in Atlanta, Ga. VII. Mattie May, she is an expert oculist and lives inĀ Atlanta,...

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Linkous, Oscar – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Oscar Linkous, 89, a former Baker City, Haines and La Grande resident, died April 24, 2004, at a local care facility. A celebration of Oscar’s life will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Haines Methodist Church. Sally B. Wiens will officiate. A lunch and gathering of family and friends will follow after a brief ceremony at the Haines Cemetery. Visitations will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. Oscar was born November 25, 1914, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Millum and Monty Bernard Linkous. When he was two, the family moved west to settle in the Weiser, Idaho, area. Oscar attended school in Weiser and left school after the eighth grade to work for his family, packing camp supplies to their summer mountain sheep camps. While growing up along the Weiser River, Oscar started his lifelong affair with horses, cattle and dogs. He was always called upon to work with horses that no one else could handle. He told stories of riding green-broke horses into the mountains, fishing the high lakes, cougar encounters and all of the interesting and infamous people that he had met along the way. When Oscar was 17, he moved to the Baker area and went to work for the Phillips Ranches, where he worked as a general...

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Knox 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 Knox County, Tennessee Tombstone Transcription Project) Asbury Cemetery Bays Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery Beulah United Methodist Church Cemetery Bishopville Cemetery Calvary Catholic Cemetery Conner Cemetery Dailey Cemetery Doyle Cemetery Ebenezer UMC Church Cemetery Grassy Valley Cemetery Greenwood Cemetery Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery Huckleberry Methodist Cemetery Knoxville National Cemetery Lynnhurst Cemetery Lynnhurst Cemetery Lynnhurst Cemetery May Cemetery McCubbins Cemetery Meridian Baptist Church Cemetery Mt. Olive Cemetery Mt. Olive Cemetery Murphy’s Chapel Cemetery New Gray Cemetery New Gray Cemetery New Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery New Prospect Presbyterian Church Cemetery Old Salem Cemetery Pratt’s Chapel Cemetery Ridgeway Methodist Church Cemetery Stock Creek Cemetery Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Tindell Cemetery Tindell Cemetery Union Cemetery A-G H-Z Woodhaven Cemetery Woodlawn Cemetery Woodlawn Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment) East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Pleasant Forest Cemetery Trentville Cemetery Zachary Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at The Roane County Heritage Commission Web Site Hickory Creek/Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery Shady Grove Cemetery...

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Biography of Hugh L. Brown

HUGH L. BROWN. – There is usually something distinctive and characteristic about one who leaves the impress of his name upon any region or locality. This we find to be the case with reference to the pioneer whose name appears above, and for whom was named the well-known city of Brownsville. Hugh Leeper Brown was born in Knox county, Tennessee, January 24, 1810. He lived in Knox county until 1838, when with his little family, then consisting of his wife and three children, he emigrated to Missouri, settling in Platte county. He remained there until the spring of 1846, when falling in with that stream of pioneers who had turned their faces towards the settling sun, he again pulled up stakes, and taking the loved ones started forth with an ox-team and crossed the plains, reaching the then territory of Oregon in the autumn, having occupied six months in the journey. It was by the Barlow Road that he entered the Willamette valley. From Oregon City he set out with Alexander Kirk, now deceased, and James Blakely, who still lives at Brownsville, in search of a location for a home. The best of the land was before them; and they examined it carefully, but were not fully satisfied, until passing the Calapooia, upon the majestic plain of the Upper Willamette, they found all that the heart could wish, and...

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Biography of J. C. Hickey

J. C. Hickey, of Santa Ana, is a native of Knox County, Tennessee, and was an infant when his father died. He was reared by his step-father, who moved to Alabama about 1845. At the age of fifteen years he left his stepfather, on account of cruel treatment, and started for California. He traveled on foot through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. At San Antonia he joined Dr. Edwards and others who were starting to California with cattle, in 1854. After arriving in Los Angeles, Mr. Hickey worked by the day for two months, and then for seven years was engaged in the cattle business in various parts of northern California. In 1864-’65 he followed farming one year at El Monte. In 1866 he was settling up his cattle business in Fresno. In 1868 he bought a large barn and cattle ranch in San Bernardino County, and carried it on for seven years. December 23, 1874, is the date of his arrival at Santa Ana, when he at once entered the livery business, which he successfully followed until 1884. His stables stood where now stands the Brunswick Hotel. He sold the property for $14,000, and he owns $12,000 stock in the hotel, and he still also owns the Hickey livery barns, on the corner of Fifth and Sycamore streets. In 1887 he built the Hickey block, on Fourth street,a...

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Biography of William S. Childress

William S. Childress, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Ashmore; was born in Knox Co., East Tenn., April 11, 1827; he is a son of Richard and Rebecca Childress. In 1831, his father removed to Edgar Co., and settled just on the line between Illinois and Indiana. In 1848, Mr. Childress came to Coles Co., being the first of the family to settle here, his father following in the spring of 1849; his father died about 1862; his mother still survives, and now resides in Farmington, in Coles Co., at the age of 75 years. Mr. C. was married April 30, 1848, to Miss Temple A. Barnes, a daughter of Enos Barnes, one of the pioneers of the county; she died Sept. 17, 1874, leaving nine children – Elizabeth J. (wife of Washington Moody, of Ashmore Tp.); Lucinda E. (wife of H. Ph. Goodnight, of Ashmore Tp.), Richard M., Rebecca A., Florence A., (wife of George Honn, of East Oakland Tp.), John F., William A., Melinda and Viola. A stranger, viewing Mr. Childress’ farm, comprising over 1,000 acres, his large and beautiful residence, his herds of over a hundred cattle, fifteen to twenty horses, a hundred and fifty sheep, and a hundred and twenty-five hogs, would find it difficult to realize the hardships through which he has passed in accumulating them. When he came to the county his total possessions...

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