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Location: Moore County TN

Biography of E.Y. Salmon, M.D.

E. Y. Salmon, M. D., was born in the “Palmetto State,” on the 26th of June, 1830. His father, William H. Salmon, was a physician and immigrated to Alabama in 1833, and afterward removed to Texas in 1863, where he died. He was identified with public interest in Alabama, and held the office of clerk, for twenty four years. The mother died in Texas at an advanced age. Our subject was reared in Alabama, and resided with his parents until nineteen years of age. He volunteered to serve in the Mexican war in 1846, but peace was declared before he reached the Army. He went to California in 1849, and mined for eighteen months, and then engaged in trading. In 1854 he returned to Alabama then went to Texas, where he studied medicine for two years, and then entered the medical department of the University of Tennessee, and graduated in 1857. He practiced in Lynchburg until 1861, when he organized the first company that was organized in the state, which took the name of the Lynchburg Rangers, Company E. He served in Turney’s First Tennessee, as sergeant and captain. After his return, he practiced at Lynchburg until 1872, when he was made clerk and master of the Chancery Court of Moore County, two terms. In 1882, he removed to Nashville, where he was engaged in the manufacture of veterinary...

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Company D, First Tennessee, Confederate States Army

Captain, N. L. Simpson, died during the war, and John Bevel then became captain. Killed in the service First lieutenant ____ Awalt lieutenants William Davis Thomas Baggett Nat Norvell Tuck Hill Thomas Davis Allen Pogue Jacob Mitchell Ben George Henry Driver Giles Powers Thomas Taylor Wounded Captain John Bevel Lieut. H. J. Byrom Alex Reedy John Clark J. W. Byrom lost left hand R. H. Anthony, lost a leg William Lewis, lost a leg Isaac Mitchell, lost a leg Died in the Service Thomas Reedy John Clark, wounded ____ Tribble, Olla Overby Ezekiel Shasteen Served to the close of the war Lieutenant John Tribble Lieutenant Monroe Farris Privates Thomas Rogers James Allen Thomas Anderson Tobe Anderson Milt. Byrom James Bailey R. S. Anthony Rev. William Anthony, chaplain of the regiment L. A. Rogers Larkin Rogers Benjamin Shasteen H. W. Farris Joseph Pogue George Sanders William Fanning Wes. Fanning Watch Cook William Jones Dick Jones James A. Sanders A. A. Davis E. J. Chambers Henry McGivens G. Raney W. Weaver George Weaver Ben Hutton James Hutton E. Brown Toliver Hendricks John Hendricks Turner Childs Dr. ____ Childs R. A. Overby H. C. Bolen Joseph Bolin ___ Smith John McKinzie John Strong John Cobble William Majors Robert Majors H. Pilot and Gabriel Lewis The information concerning this company was given by county court clerk, J. W. Byrom, who gave it to...

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Biography of Hon. W.W. Gordon

Hon. W. W. Gordon was born in Winchester, Tennessee, May 20, 1848. His father, Dr. Amzi B. Gordon, was a native of the county of Bedford, moving to Franklin County in about the year 1841, where he began the practice of medicine, soon building up a large and lucrative practice. He was a zealous member of the Baptist Church and one of the founders of the celebrated Mary Sharp College, at Winchester. He died in 1855. His mother is a daughter of John March, a highly respected farmer of the county, and a sister of Hon. Hayden March, who represented Franklin County several times in the Legislature. Mr. Gordon received only the rudiments of an English education at Carrick Academy, in his native town, the suspension of the schools during the five years of war depriving him, as it did thousands of the youth of the south, of the means of obtaining an education. He entered a printing office during the war, partly for the educational advantages thus offered, but principally for the meager salary thereby obtained for the support of his widowed mother and sister. He moved to Nashville soon after the war, working in the various departments of the newspaper offices of that city. He spent several years in visiting the principal cities of the Union. In 1870 he was married to Miss Mary E. Fletcher, daughter...

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Biographical Sketch of J.H. Tripp, M.D.

J. H. Tripp, M. D., of Marble Hill, was born March 18, 1843, in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and is one of a family of seven children born to Henry and Nancy (Gattis) Tripp, both natives of North Carolina. They were married in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and the father followed agricultural pursuits until his death in 1846 or 1847. The mother is still living in Lincoln County. Our subject remained and assisted his mother on the farm until the breaking out of the late war, when he enlisted in the Forty-fourth Tennessee Infantry, and remained with this until the surrender at Appomattox Court House. He then returned home and engaged in farming for several years, and also secured a limited education by attending common schools for about fifteen months. He attended the Washington Medical College at Baltimore, Maryland, session of 1870-71, and then practiced at Marble Hill till 1876, after which he attended Medical College at Louisville, Kentucky. Here he graduated and resumed his practice at Marble Hill till the session of I884-85 of the medical department of the University of Tennessee, at which place he also graduated, and has since continued the practice of his profession at his home in this county. August 22, 1876, he married Sally A. Bean, to which union one child was born, Myrtle. The Doctor and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal...

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Biographical Sketch of John E. Gore

John E. Gore, farmer, of Moore County, was born in April, 1826, in Bedford County, Tenn., and is a son of Amos and Mary A. (Cowser) Gore. The parents were both natives of South Carolina, and came to Bedford County in the early settlement of the county. Our subject left the parental roof at the age of eighteen, and in 1844 went to Mississippi, where he remained three years engaged in farming and boating. He then came home and bought a small farm in this county (then Franklin County). In September 1849, he was united in marriage to Jane Cunningham, a native of this county, and in 1866 bought the farm where lie now resides, a tract of 200 acres, splendidly watered by several springs, one of which issues from a cave near his residence. Affording splendid water facilities, which is not used, with the exception of drinking purposes. To our subject and wife were born eight children, five of whom are still living: Elizabeth, William L., Rebecca (Mrs. Duckworth), Robert E. and Joshua. Politically Mr. Gore has always been identified with the Democratic Party, but has never aspired to office. He and family are members of the Baptist...

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