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Anne McNeal Polk (1879 - 1910)

4/25/2018 2/25/2022

Sarah Polk "Sallie" Fall (1847 - 1924)

Sarah "Sallie" (Jetton) Fall was a grand niece of 11th Pres. James Knox and Sarah (Childress) Polk. Her husband was George William Fall, b. Jan 1837, Kentucky - d. 1909, Tennessee. Her parents are Robe...

9/27/2020 2/24/2022

Felix Grundy Landis (1812 - 1882)

6/17/2010 2/24/2022

Sidney Clarence Garrison (1887 - 1945)

Clarence Garrison, psychologist, graduate dean, and college president, was born in Lincolnton, the son of Rufus J. and Susie Elizabeth Mooney Garrison. After attending Salem School in Lincolnton and So...

11/24/2019 2/24/2022

Thomas Fearn Frist, Sr. MP (1910 - 1998)

Fearn Frist, Sr. (December 15, 1910 – January 4, 1998) was an American businessman. He is the father of US Senator Bill Frist. He received his undergraduate education from the University of Mississippi...

1/5/2012 2/24/2022

George Dury, Artist (c.1817 - 1894)

"Friedrich", "Julius"

Dury and Augustin Gattinger left Munich togetherLook upon a little clique of students from the University of Munich. They are talking in low, excited voices. Trouble is afoot. They held a celebration i...

12/25/2012 2/24/2022

Anne Dallas Dudley (1876 - 1955)

"Anne Dallas Dudley"

Dallas Dudley (née Annie Willis Dallas; November 13, 1876 – September 13, 1955) was a prominent activist in the women's suffrage movement in the United States. After founding the Nashville Equal Suffra...

2/23/2012 2/24/2022

Washington Cooper, Artist (1802 - 1888)

"bogard"

. A prolific portrait painter he was given the nickname "the man of a thousand portraits." He studied art with Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl in Tennessee and later in Philadelphia with Thomas Sully and ...

12/8/2008 2/24/2022

Mark Robertson Cockrill MP (1788 - 1872)

in his day as a leading authority on agriculture and livestock, Mark R. Cockrill earned the sobriquet “Wool King of the World” from the awards he received for his Tennessee-bred sheep. His success in w...

10/12/2013 2/24/2022

Maj. General Lytle Brown (1872 - 1951)

Brown (November 22, 1872 – May 3, 1951) was a U.S. Army officer who fought in the Spanish-American War and participated in the Mexican Expedition of 1916. Brown later served as Chief of Engineers from ...

4/30/2013 2/24/2022

John Meredith Bass (1804 - 1878)

Nashville Mayor. He served as the Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee from 1833 to 1834, and then again, 35 years later in 1869.

10/25/2012 2/24/2022

Oswald Avery (1877 - 1955)

Theodore Avery Jr. (October 21, 1877 – February 20, 1955) was a Canadian-American physician and medical researcher. The major part of his career was spent at the Rockefeller Hospital in New York City. ...

7/15/2021 2/24/2022

Adelicia Acklen (1817 - 1887)

"Acklen;", "Franklin;Cheatham;", "Franklin", "Acklen", "Cheatham", "Hayes"

For more pictures, go to the Media section. wealthiest woman in the US in the 19th century! Known locally as Adelica Acklen (in spite of her many husbands).In brief: She went down to Louisana just afte...

12/23/2009 2/24/2022

Jesse Wharton (1782 - 1833)

Wharton (July 29, 1782 – July 22, 1833) was an attorney who briefly represented Tennessee in each house of Congress.BiographyWharton was born in Albemarle County, Virginia and studied law and was admit...

7/10/2008 2/24/2022

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A123032 Revolutionary Army at 16. Moved to TN, 1785. State Representative, 1796. US Representative, 1809-11. State Senator, 1823-24. Me...

7/5/2012 2/24/2022

Son of Maj. John Lucian Brown. Married: 1) Florence Isabel "Belle" Hudson (1850-1872), 1869; 2) Kate Marion Thompson, 1880.Sources:* TriPortraits * Ancestry * Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCo...

7/12/2009 2/24/2022

Phillips Thruston (June 11, 1835 – December 9, 1912) was an American lawyer and businessman. Born in Ohio, he served in the Union Army during the American Civil War and started a legal practice in Nash...

10/25/2016 2/24/2022

Ernest "Pop" Stoneman (1893 - 1968)

"Pop"

Van "Pop" Stoneman (May 25, 1893 – June 14, 1968) ranked among the prominent recording artists of country music's first commercial decade.BiographyBorn in a log cabin in Monarat (Iron Ridge), Carroll C...

2/6/2008 2/24/2022

Hattie Frost (1900 - 1976)

2/6/2008 2/24/2022

War Confeferate Brigadier General. He was captured during the battle of Nashville, December 1864. While a prisoner, he was struck over the head with a sword by a Union colonel, which exposed his brain,...

8/7/2012 2/24/2022

Congressman. He was a Representative from Tennesse from 1859 to 1861. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army in the brigade of his brother, Brigadier General William Andrew Quarleswas ...

1/31/2013 2/24/2022

Judge John Overton MP (1766 - 1833)

W. OVERTON was secretary to President Andrew Jackson.John Overton (April 9, 1766 – April 12, 1833) was an advisor of Andrew Jackson, a judge at the Superior Court of Tennessee, a banker and political l...

7/8/2010 2/24/2022

William Nichol (1800 - 1878)

11/10/2012 2/24/2022

John Trotwood Moore (1858 - 1929)

"John Trotwood Moore"

appointed as state librarian and archivist in March 1919 by Governor Albert H. Roberts, John Trotwood Moore was best known as a man of letters. A native of Marion, Alabama, he moved to Maury County, Te...

10/7/2020 2/24/2022

Gov. Benton McMillin MP (1845 - 1933)

McMillin (September 11, 1845 – January 8, 1933) was an American politician and diplomat. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1899 to 1903, and represented Tennessee's 4th district in the United Sta...

11/4/2012 2/24/2022

William McGavock was born in Nashville on 10 August 1826. He received an A.B. degree from the University of Nashville in October 1846 and a degree from Harvard Law School on 18 July 1849. McGavock marr...

8/1/2012 2/24/2022

Hill McAlister, Governor MP (1875 - 1959)

"Henry"

Hill McAlister (July 15, 1875 – October 30, 1959) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1933 to 1937. He also served as Nashville's city attorney in the early 1900s, and a...

3/18/2013 2/24/2022

George Maney MP (1826 - 1901)

George Earl Maney (August 24, 1826 – February 9, 1901) was an American soldier, politician, railroad executive and diplomat. He was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil Wa...

4/17/2011 2/24/2022

David Lipscomb (1831 - 1917)

Lipscomb (January 21, 1831 – November 11, 1917) was a minister, editor, and educator in the American Restoration Movement and one of the leaders of that movement, which, by 1906, had formalized a divis...

3/10/2010 2/24/2022

Luke Lea (1847 - 1864)

Monument Inscription - "Son of, John M. & Elizabeth B. Lea - Born in Nashville, Tennessee June 12, 1847. Died whilst a student at Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia, February 26, 1864" New gravest...

10/9/2012 2/24/2022

1923 graduate of US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. World War II Veteran.

12/16/2019 2/24/2022

John McCormick Lea, (1818 - 1903)

of Luke Lea (1783-1851), father of Overton Lea (1846-1912), Grandfather of Colonel Luke Lea (1879-1945). Served as U.S. District Attorney, Mayor of Nashville, and Davidson County Circuit Court Judge.Jo...

7/8/2010 2/24/2022

Mayor Thomas A Kercheval (1837 - 1915)

12/20/2017 2/24/2022

Gen. William Hicks Jackson (CSA) (1835 - 1903)

"Hicks "Red""

Hicks "Red" Jackson (October 1, 1835 – March 30, 1903) was a cotton planter, horse breeder, and general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.Early life and careerJackson was bor...

7/4/2011 2/24/2022

Edmunds Jackson (April 8, 1832 – August 8, 1895) was an American jurist and politician. He served on the United States Supreme Court, in the U.S. Senate, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Ci...

7/4/2011 2/24/2022

Cornelius Haley Hankins (1863 - 1946)

Born near Guntown, Itawamba County, Mississippi, Cornelius H. Hankins was the sixth of eight children of Reverend Edward Locke Hankins and Annie Mary McFadden Hankins. He contracted smallpox after his ...

4/30/2013 2/24/2022

George Blackmore Guild was born April 8, 1834 in Sumner Co., TN, son of Judge Josephus Conn Guild and Catherine (Blackmore) Guild. He was married March 5, 1861 to Georgia Thompson. They were of five ch...

1/22/2013 2/24/2022

Gen. Alvan C. Gillem, USA (1830 - 1875)

"Alvan Cullem"

Cullem Gillem (July 29, 1830 – December 2, 1875) was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Although Southern-born, he remained loyal to the Federal government and fought in several...

10/4/2011 2/24/2022

Poindexter Gentry (September 15, 1809 – November 2, 1866) was an American politician who represented Tennessee's eighth and seventh districts in the United States House of Representatives.Gentry was bo...

11/28/2012 2/24/2022

Cornelia Fort, Aviatrix MP (1919 - 1943)

Woman aviator Cornelia Fort was a Nashville debutante whose love of flying led her to become a pioneer in women's military aviation as a member of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron, which later b...

10/25/2012 2/24/2022

WIKIPEDIA Henry Stuart Foote (February 28, 1804 – May 20, 1880) was a United States Senator from Mississippi from 1847 to 1852 and Governor of Mississippi from 1852 to 1854. His emotional leadership on...

6/1/2009 2/24/2022

McClary Fite (June 12, 1816 – October 23, 1875) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 4th congressional district.Samuel McClary Fite was ...

7/4/2013 2/24/2022

Gov. Edward H. East MP (1830 - 1904)

Hazzard East (October 1, 1830 – November 12, 1904) was an American attorney, judge, and politician. He served as Secretary of State for the state of Tennessee from 1862 to 1865, having been appointed b...

3/19/2013 2/24/2022

Guilford Dudley, Jr. (1907 - 2002)

Dudley (June 23, 1907 - 13 June 2002), was the United States ambassador to Denmark under the Nixon and Ford presidential administrations. From 1952 until 1969 Dudley served as president of Life & Casua...

2/23/2012 2/24/2022

Secretary of War. A prominent lawyer, Dickinson was an assistant attorney general of the United States from 1895 to 1897. President Taft appointed him to his cabinet as the U.S. Secretary of War in 190...

7/30/2012 2/24/2022

Jim Denny (1911 - 1963)

Rae Denney (later Denny 28 February 1911 — 27 August 1963) was an American music executive with the National Life and Accident Insurance Company between 1939 and 1956. During this time period, he becam...

9/8/2020 2/24/2022

S. Colyar, attorney, political leader, newspaper editor, and industrialist, was born in Jonesborough, one of thirteen children of Alexander and Katherine Sevier Sherrill Colyar. Colyar received his edu...

12/21/2012 2/24/2022

Mayor Richard Cheatham (1824 - 1877)

Mayor. He was a Tennessee State Representive from 1859 to 1861, then was the Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee from 1860 to 1862. He returned to the State House to serve for two more years in 1869.--------...

1/7/2013 2/24/2022

Franklin Cheatham (October 20, 1820 – September 4, 1886), known also as Frank, was a Tennessee aristocrat, California gold miner, and a General in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil ...

8/16/2011 2/24/2022

Catron (January 7, 1786 – May 30, 1865) was an American jurist who served as a US Supreme Court justice from 1837 to 1865.Early lifeLittle is known of Catron's early life, but he served in the War of 1...

8/14/2008 2/24/2022

Jackson Caldwell, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Montevallo, Shelby County, Ala., July 22, 1837; moved to Tennessee in 1844 with his parents, who settled near Nashville; attended the common s...

7/18/2016 2/24/2022

Wellington "Jo" Byrns, Sr. (July 20, 1869 – June 4, 1936) was a U.S. politician. He served as a 14-term Democratic Congressman from Tennessee.BiographyByrns was born in Cedar Hill, Robertson County, Te...

1/10/2012 2/24/2022

Wellington Byrns, Jr. (August 15, 1903 – March 8, 1973) was an attorney and one-term Member of Congress from Tennessee. He was the son of former House Speaker Jo Byrns and Julia Woodard.BiographyByrns ...

1/10/2012 2/24/2022

A Grave Memorial # 20006George Pearson Buell (October 4, 1833 – May 31, 1883) was an American civil engineer and soldier. He served as a Union Army general during the American Civil War, and remained i...

8/7/2010 2/24/2022

Governor Neill S. Brown MP (1810 - 1886)

founder of Whig Party. State Representative, 1837-39, 1855-57. Gov. of TN, 1847-1849. Minister to Russia, 1850-53. Member of state Constitutional Convention, 1870. S. Brown, governor, was born in Giles...

4/27/2011 2/24/2022

Venable Brown (August 15, 1795 March 8, 1859) was an American politician. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1845 to 1847, and as United States Postmaster General from 1857 until his death in 1859...

12/22/2012 2/24/2022

John Bell "The Great Apostate" MP (1796 - 1869)

"The Great Apostate", ""The Great Apostate""

Bell (also known as "The Great Apostate") (February 18, 1796 – September 10, 1869) was a U.S. politician, attorney, and plantation owner. A wealthy slaveholder from Tennessee, Bell served in the United...

6/5/2009 2/24/2022

Mary Francis "Fannie" Battle (1842-1924) was a Nashville humanitarian and social worker who was known during her lifetime as "The Angel of the Poor" because of her great humanitarian spirit and compass...

1/24/2013 2/24/2022

Brimage Bate (October 7, 1826 – March 9, 1905) was the Governor of Tennessee from 1883 to 1887 and subsequently a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1887 until his death. He served in the Confed...

1/5/2012 2/24/2022

Rep. Washington Barrow (1807 - 1866)

George W. Barrow, U.S. and Confederate diplomat, editor, soldier, and statesman, was born in Nashville on May 10, 1808, to Wylie Barrow and Ann Beck, his father's second wife. Barrow spent a privileged...

10/6/2012 2/24/2022

E. Barnard, astronomer and astronomical photographer, was born in Nashville. To help support his fatherless family, Barnard worked in the photographic gallery of Van Stavoren, where he assisted in the ...

5/1/2013 2/24/2022

Rep. Joseph Hayes Acklen (1850 - 1938)

Congressman. He was elected to represent Louisiana's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives, having successfully contested the election of Chester B. Darrall to the seat, and served...

9/23/2011 2/24/2022