Location: Sullivan County TN

Biographical Sketch of Prof. H.L.W. Gross

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Prof. H. L. W. Gross, Principal of the Masonic Normal School, Alexandria, and the associate principal, Prof. James L. Boon, are well and favorably known throughout the country. Prof. Gross is the son of Milton and Clara P. C. (Lincoln) Gross , and a native of White County. The father was of German descent, Born in Sullivan County, Tenn., and a son of Jacob Gross, a native of North Carolina and pioneer settler of Sullivan County, where he was engaged in farming and gunsmithing. He died about 1880. His widow, who is ninety-five years of age, enjoys the best of health, is robust and vigorous as a young woman, and never had a serious illness in her life. Milton went to Sparta when about eighteen years of age, and engaged in the saddler’s trade. He married about 1838, and died about 1854. His wife was born in Hardy County (now West),Virginia in 1815, is still living at Sparta, where he received his early education. After attending Burritt College at Spencer, lacking only a term of five months, finishing the course, and two years’ teaching in Alexandria , he entered the Vanderbilt University course in English. He returned to Alexandria and entered upon the duties of his present position, which he has discharged to the satisfaction of...

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Biography of Andrew Cox

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now ANDREW COX. The farmers of Shannon County, Missouri, are noted for their thrift, energy and perseverance, and consequently for the success which has attended their efforts. Prominent among these is Andrew Cox, who was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee, in 1854, of which section his parents, David and Jane (Hughes) Cox, were also born, the former in 1818 and the latter in 1821. Until about 1858 they resided in the State of their birth and in Virginia, then came by wagon to Shannon County, the journey thither occupying thirty-six days. They located in Spring Valley and after residing there for quite a number of years removed to Current River, where the father died in June, 1886, and the mother in December, 1890. Mr. Cox devoted his attention to farming throughout life, was successful in this calling and became well to do. He was one of the county’s most substantial citizens and his death was much regretted. He had two brothers and three sisters: William, Caleb, Nancy, Louisa and Harriet. Their father, Gilberry Cox, died in Sullivan County, Tennessee, but was a native of one of the Carolinas and was of Irish origin. The maternal grandfather, James Hughes, came to Shannon County, Missouri, in 1858, but died a few days after his arrival in this section, having...

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Biography of Gardner R. Tucker

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now GARDNER R. TUCKER. – The capable and well-known gentleman of whom we now speak, is one of the substantial citizens of Union county, having wrought here for many years, displaying great industry and capabilities in his efforts, and he is now blessed with the rewards of thrift, having one of the well improved farms of the county and being numbered with the prosperous and leading agriculturists of this section, while in his long career wherein he has labored in a becoming manner for the advancement of the county’s interests as well as prosecuting his business enterprises, he has manifested sterling worth and uprightness with affability and geniality to all. Gardner R. was born on July 5, 1839, in Sullivan county, Tennessee, being the son of Kinchen and Sarah (Brady) Tucker, natives also of Tennessee. The father was a farmer in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Arkansas, being called from the labors of life in the latter state. Our subject passed the years of his minority in these different states, gaining a good common school education and in June, 1861, offered his services for the cause of the Confederacy, enlisting in the Seventh Arkansas under General Shaver. He participated in some of the largest battles of the war, and served until the close of hostilities. After the war he...

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Biography of Basil Tonion Barber

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Basil Tonion Barber. The ever-changing conditions of present-day competition in business life offer splendid opportunities for men of foresight and sagacity in any growing locality, whether it be developing from wilderness to settlement or from hamlet to metropolis. The ability to recognize in advance the strategic commercial situation is an asset the value of which may not be overestimated, and the man who possesses this quality is bound to find himself, sooner or later, in a position of importance in the business world. It was through the ability to predict where business would develop and to know in advance what kind of business would flourish that had enabled Basil Tonion Barber, of Iola, to reach a position of eminence at an age when most men are just starting upon their careers. When he located at Iola, in 1910, he was still a youth, with only several years’ experience behind him, but he confidently embarked upon his career, and today finds himself at the head of a paying automobile and garage business and proprietor of the largest establishment in the city. Basil T. Barber was born at Sunnyside, a small community of Tennessee, May 27, 1885, and is a son of W. L. and Emily (Condra) Barber. He is descended from Irish ancestors who came to the...

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Cemetery Transcriptions

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 Sullivan County Tennessee TNGenWeb Acuff Chapel Cemetery Adams Chapel Cemetery Anderson Cemetery Anderson-Hughes Cemetery Arcadia Church Cemetery Arnold Cemetery Arrants Cemetery Atkinson Cemetery Bachman Cemetery (Samuel) Bachman Cemetery Bacon Cemetery Baker Cemetery Baker-Denton Cemetery Bare-Harvey Cemetery Barker Cemetery Barnes Cemetery Barr Cemetery Barrett Cemetery Baxter Cemetery Bear Cemetery Beeler Cemetery Beidleman Church Cemetery Beidleman Family Cemetery Berry Cemetery Bethany Church Cemetery Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery Birdwell-Melear Cemetery Bishop Cemetery Blountville Cemetery Boatyard Cemetery Booher Cemetery Booher Cemetery (Old) Booher Chapel Cemetery Booher-Rutherford Cemetery Bowery Cemetery Boy Cemetery Boyer Cemetery Bragg Cemetery (Fairview Hill) Breeding Cemetery Bridwell Cemetery Bright-Volney Cemetery Brown Cemetery Bruner Cemetery Buffalo Christian Church Cemetery Bunker Hill Christian Church Cemetery Calhoun Cemetery Carden Cemetery Carr Cemetery (E.P.) Carr Cemetery (Johnson) Carr Grave (Samuel) Carr-Whetsel Cemetery Carroll, William Cemetery Cedar Grove Church Cemetery (Unknown) Central Heights Cemetery Chamberlain Cemetery Chapman Cemetery Chapman-Moore Cemetery Chase Cemetery Childress Cemetery Childress-Galloway Cemetery Chinquapin Grove Cemetery Clark Cemetery Clark Cemetery (Bill) Cleveland Cemetery Cloud Cemetery Combs Cemetery Cold Springs Cemetery Conkin Cemetery Conklin Cemetery...

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