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Members of the Tennessee General Assembly (State Legislature) Representing Jefferson County

Transcribed from the original volume by Doris Kinser Fountain.  The book is in the TN State Library & Archives, Nashville, TN.

Anderson, Addison Alexander (1812-1883)

HOUSE, 21st General Assembly, 1835-37, representing Jefferson County; Whig. Born in Jefferson County in 1812, exact date unknown; son of Judge Joseph and Only Patience (Outlaw) Anderson. Extent of schooling undetermined, but studied law, and practiced in Dandridge, Jefferson County. Married, probably in Danville, Kentucky, c.1838, to Catherine McDowell, daughter of Dr. Ephraim and Sarah (Shelby) McDowell, and granddaughter of Governor Evan Shelby of Kentucky. Children: Evan, Ephraim McDowell, William Wallace, Catherine, Susan (Mrs. Charles A. Deaderick), and Joseph Anderson. About 1843 he removed to Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, where he was a wealthy farmer. Sometime before the Civil War he removed to Monroe County, Missouri, where he died at an undetermined date in 1883. Son of Judge Joseph Anderson, member of Constitutional Convention of 1796, U. S. Senator, 1797-1815, comptroller U. S. Treasury, 1815-36; brother of Alexander Outlaw Anderson, U. S. Senator, 1840-41, Supreme Court Judge of California, 1851-53.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1927, 640-41; American Historical Magazine, III, 240-55; Moon, Sketches of Shelby, McDowell, Deaderick, Anderson Families, 72, 134-38; Speer, Prominent Tennesseans, 6; U. S. Census, 1850, Boyle County, Kentucky.

Bales, Lincoln H. (1898-)

HOUSE, 71st and 81st General Assemblies, 1939-41, 1959-61, representing Jefferson and Hamblen counties; Republican. Born at Kodak, Sevier County, on August 1, 1898; son of William Thomas and Sallie (Atchley) Bales. Attended public schools in New Market and Carson-Newman College, all in Jefferson County. Occupations: farmer; teacher; lumber business; rural mail carrier. Married in Pulaski, Virginia, on April 5, 1935, to Mary McGlamery; no children. Justice of the peace, 1936-54; chairman, Jefferson County Court, 1950-54; Presbyterian, elder and clerk of the session. F.& A.M., 32nd degree. Address: Route 2, New Market, Jefferson County.

Sources: Public Acts of Tennessee, 1939; information supplied by self.

Barton, Robert McKinney (1820-1896)

SENATE, 34th (Confederate) General Assembly, 1861-63, representing Hancock, Hawkins, and Jefferson counties; party affiliation not given. Born in Grainger County on July 20, 1820, son of Isaac and Jane Barton. Studied law; admitted to the bar of Montgomery, Morgan County, 1844, and to Greeneville, Greene County, bar in 1845. Married on November 27, 1848, to Hannah E. McFarland, daughter of Robert and Mary Ann (Scott) McFarland; one son: Robert M. Barton. After his marriage he acquired land in what is now Hamblen County, and built his home, known as "High Oaks." During the Civil War, he served the Confederate government in Abingdon and Bristol, Virginia, as head of the railroads. Member Presbyterian Church. In 1876 he removed to Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and resumed his practice there. Died in Chattanooga on January 28, 1896; buried in Memorial Park, Chattanooga. Father of Robert M. Barton, sometime member Tennessee General Assembly.

Sources: Rudisil, Historic Hamblen, 1870-1970, 72-74; Hamilton County Tombstone Records, Vol. 4, p. 9; Jefferson County Marriage Records, 66

Bradford, Henry (1776-1871)

HOUSE, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th General Assemblies, 1813-21; representing Jefferson County; political affiliation not shown. Born on December 24, 1776, in Burke County, North Carolina, son of Joseph Bennett and Mary (Wilson) Bradford. Removed to Jefferson County in 1799; married there on January 25, the same year to Rachel McFarland, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Blackburn) McFarland. Ten children, the name of only one, William M. Bradford, has been found. Occupation: gunsmith; he made the gun "Long Bess," belonging to David Crockett; as justice of the peace he performed David Crockett's marriage. After his legislative service he moved to what is now Polk County. Presidential elector on the Madison ticket, 1812. Colonel in the War of 1812, Died in Polk County on May 10, 1871; buried in Old Columbus Cemetery, Polk County.

Sources: Speer, Prominent Tennesseans, 132; Roster of Soldiers of the Revolution, 1178; Polk County News, November 28, 1964.

Bradford, William M. (1827-1895)

SENATE, 33rd General Assembly, 1859-61, representing Hancock, Hawkins, and Jefferson counties; Whig before the Civil War, Democrat thereafter. Born in that section of McMinn County which is now Polk on February l4, 1827, son of Henry and Rachel (McFarland) Bradford. Attended schools in Athens; studied law and admitted to the bar in 1847. Practiced law in Athens, Dandridge, Jefferson County; and Chattanooga, Hamilton County. Married at Dandridge, on September 23, 1846, to Elizabeth K. Inman, daughter of Shadrack and Sarah (Henderson) Inman. Eleven children, six of whom died in infancy; the others were: May, Linda (Mrs. O. B. Rose), Henry, Elizabeth Tipton (Mrs. John H. Clegue), and Augusta Franklin Bradford. In Civil War made colonel of 1st Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A. in 1862 and remained until close of the war. County surveyor of Polk County, 1844; postmaster of Columbus, Polk County, 1845. Justice of the peace, 1848; clerk and master of Jefferson County, 1851-54; appointed to 3rd Division of Chancery Court of Tennessee, 1875. Appointed clerk of U.S. Court at Knoxville, but died before he took up duties. Member Presbyterian Church; Masonic Order; served three terms as Worshipful Master. Died in Chattanooga on June 11, 1895; buried in Citizens Cemetery, Chattanooga. Son of Henry Bradford, sometime member Tennessee General Assembly.

Sources: Prominent Tennesseans, 132; White, Messages of the Governors of Tennessee, I, 736; Chattanooga Daily Times, June 12, 1895; Hamilton County Tombstone Records, II, 2.

Branner, George (1796-1847)

HOUSE, 20th General Assembly, 1833-35, representing Jefferson County; party affiliation not shown. Born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, on July 11, 1796; son of Michael and Christina (Arey) Branner. No information on extent of schooling. Came with his father to East Tennessee about 1800; lived until 1835 in Dandridge, and then moved to Mossy Creek (now Jefferson City), where he opened a mercantile store which he operated until his death. Married on April 10, 1821, to Mary Ann Roper, daughter of Col. John and Margaret (Franklin) Roper. Ten Children: John Roper, William Alexander, Mary Jane (Mrs. H. H. Hubbard), George Michael, Benjamin Manassah, Margaret Elizabeth (Mrs. R. D. McElveen), Joseph Ayers, Catherine Juliet (Mrs. R. A. Connell), Maria Theresa Blanch (Mrs. John F. Brazelton), and Josephine Bonaparte Branner. Jefferson County trustee, 1825-34; justice of the peace; Member Presbyterian Church in early life; later Methodist. Lived at "The Maples," Mossy Creek; died there on February 28, 1847; buried in family cemetery, Mossy Creek. Father-in-law of H. H. Hubbard, sometime member Tennessee General Assembly.

Source: Branner, Casper Branner of Virginia and his Descendants, 5-15, 131-39.

Brazelton, William, Jr. (c.1831- ? )

HOUSE, 32nd and 33rd General Assemblies, 1857-61, representing Jefferson County; party affiliation not shown. Born c.1831 in Jefferson County; son of General William and Martha (Gillespie) Brazelton. Extent of schooling undetermined. Occupation: farmer at New Market, Jefferson County. In Civil War: mustered into Confederate service as lieutenant-colonel, 2nd Battalion of Cavalry with General Felix Zollicoffer, same rank with 1st (Carter's) Cavalry; later with reorganized 1st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry. The maiden name of his wife Maggie, not given; one daughter: Mary (Mrs. T. F. Hayworth). Died at some undetermined date and place after 1868.

Sources: Goodspeed, History of Jefferson County, 1173; Tennesseans in the Civil War, II, 53; War of the Rebellion, Ser. 1, Vol. 52, p. 292; Ser. 4, Vol. 1, p. 630; Dandridge Banner, January 26, 1949.

Burchfiel, Artis Otto (1895-1962)

HOUSE, 75th General Assembly, 1947-49, representing Hamblen and Jefferson counties; Republican. Born at Dandridge, Jefferson County, on April 1, 1895, son of Artis Otto and Margaret (Shults) Burchfiel. No information on extent of education. Occupation: farmer at Dandridge. Name of wife not given; one son: James Burchfiel. Jefferson County trustee for eight years and clerk and master for six years. Member Methodist Church. Died at Dandridge on February 18, 1962; buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Dandridge.

Sources: Public Acts of Tennessee, 1947; Dandridge Banner, December 15, 1938; May 11, 1944; Morristown Gazette & Mail, February 19, 1962; Tennessee Vital Statistics, Death Certificate #4306.

Bush, S. Bennett (1907-)

HOUSE, 84th General Assembly, 1965-67, representing Cocke, Jefferson, and Sevier counties; Republican. Born on December 7, 1907, place of birth, names of parents, and extent of schooling not given. Farmer and canner at Dandridge, Jefferson County. Married to Wilma Rimer; one daughter: Karen E. Bush. Member Methodist Church; Elks Club; Tennessee Manufacturers Association; Farm Bureau; National Canners Association; Magistrate of Jefferson County, 1958-66. Residence: Route 4, Dandridge.

Source: Legislative Council files.

Caldwell, Andrew Alfred (1822-1893)

HOUSE, 43rd General Assembly, 1883-85, representing Jefferson County; Democrat. Born on December 25, 1822, at Mossy Creek (now Jefferson City), Jefferson County; son of John and Margaret (Shaddan) Caldwell. Attended Holston College, New Market, Jefferson County; studied medicine under Dr. Blackburn. Occupation: physician, practicing in Jefferson, Knox, and Sevier counties. Married in January 1849, to Louisa Meeks, daughter of Major A. R. Meeks. Children: Margaret B., Harriett, Charles M., Alfred, Cynthia, Sarah P., and Georgia D. Caldwell. Member Presbyterian Church. Died near Cynthiana, Jefferson County; buried in Caldwell family plot, Jefferson County. Brother of Alfred Caldwell, uncle of John Dalton Caldwell, sometime members Tennessee General Assembly.

Sources: Goodspeed, History of Jefferson County, 1163; Jefferson County Tombstone Records, 31; Knoxville Journal and Tribune, April 26, 1893.

Carson, James Harvey (1801-1880)

HOUSE, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 39th General Assemblies, 1837-41, 1843-45, 1875-77, representing Jefferson County in all sessions; SENATE, 40th General Assembly, 1877-79; representing counties of Blount, Cocke, Jefferson, and Sevier; party affiliation not shown. Born on November 20, 1801, probably in Virginia, of which state his father, John Carson, was a native. Occupations: farmer, lawyer, and politician. Married to Lavinia T. Carson; no children. Magistrate of Jefferson County. Member of Baptist Church; made a bequest of $20,000 for Baptist ministerial education; Carson-Newman College at Jefferson City is named in his honor. Died in Jefferson County on May 25, 1880; buried in Baptist Cemetery, Dandridge.

Sources: Goodspeed, History of Jefferson County, 858, 861, 863, 1165; Hale and Merritt, Tennessee and Tennesseans, 1614; Jefferson County Tombstone Records, 58; Dandridge Banner, October 30, 1930.

Chase, Jacob P. ( ? ? )

HOUSE, 20th General Assembly, 1833-35, representing Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, and Jefferson counties. Date and place of birth, names of parents, extent of schooling, name of wife and children, if any, undetermined. Representative Chase was one of the first settlers of Tuckertown (now New Market), Jefferson County; operated the firm known as Jacob Chase & Co. Held following offices in Jefferson County: school commissioner, 1824; justice of the peace; tax collector. No further information.

Sources: Goodspeed, History, of Jefferson County, 861; Jefferson County Minute Book No. 8, 1821-31, part 1, pp. 3, 4, 16, 21, 542.

Coil, John J. (1846-1928)

SENATE, 45th General Assembly, 1887-91, representing counties of Cooke, Hamblen, Jefferson, and Sevier; Republican. Born in Jefferson County on December 30, 1846, son of John L. and Mary E. (Bettis) Coil. Attended Mt. Horeb and New Market schools, Jefferson County; studied law and admitted to the bar. Occupation: merchant; practiced law in later life. Married on September 11, 1867, to Mary E. Rankin, daughter of James E. Rankin; two sons: Charles E. and Ira M. Coil. Postmaster of Mt. Horeb, 1870-86; secretary of the board of trust of Mt. Horeb High School. Member Cumberland Presbyterian Church; vice-president, East Tennessee Sunday School Convention. Odd Fellow; I.O.O.F. Died on December 29, 1928; buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Jefferson County.

Sources: Goodspeed, History of Jefferson County, 1166; Jefferson County Tombstone Records, 156; Jefferson County Marriage Records, 1840-70, p. 206.

Courtney, Andrew L. (1856- ?)

HOUSE, 53rd General Assembly, 1903-05, representing Hamblen and Jefferson counties; Democrat. Born in what is now Hamblen County on July 22, 1856, son of George W. and Rebecca (McPheron) Courtney. Attended Greeneville and Tusculum colleges, Greene County; College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Maryland, 1881-82. Taught school two years before studying medicine; went to Jefferson County after college, where he was a physician and druggist at White Pine. Married to H. Rowe McFarland, daughter of Major B. A. McFarland; two daughters: Mary and Tessie Courtney. Dr. Courtney was a ruling eider in the Presbyterian Church; Mason, Odd Fellow, Patriotic Sons of America. Date and place of death not given.

Sources: Goodspeed, History of Jefferson County, 1167; Gainesboro Sentinel, March 5, 1903.

Dick, Henry Thomas (1822-1903)

HOUSE, 37th General Assembly, 1871-73; representing Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, and Jefferson counties; party affiliation not shown. Born in Tennessee, probably Jefferson County, on March 5, 1822, son of William and Sarah (Blagg) Dick. Extent of schooling undetermined. Occupation: farmer, in Jefferson County. Married on April 23, 1844, to Mary Pennell Mabry, daughter of Joseph Alexander and Alice Hare (Scott) Mabry. Children: Juliet H., Anne, Joseph A., William M., and George M. Dick. Died in February 1903, exact date and place not given. Son-in-law of Joseph Alexander Mabry, sometime member Tennessee General Assembly.

Sources: DeArmand Family, 582; Jefferson County Bible Records, 111, 314-15; U. S. Census, 1860, Jefferson County.

Doherty, George (1749-1833)

SENATE, 1st General Assembly, 1796-97, representing Jefferson County; HOUSE, 3rd General Assembly, 1799-1801, representing Jefferson County; SENATE, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th General Assemblies, 1803-09, 1811-13, representing Cocke and Jefferson counties; no party affiliation shown. Born in Virginia in 1749, exact place and date unknown, son of Major George and Elizabeth (Williams) Doherty. No information on education; said to be "well informed when he arrived in this country." Occupation: soldier and politician. Married (1st) to Priscilla Goforth, by whom he had eight children: George, William, James, Jenny, Priscilla (Mrs. David Morrow), Rachel (Doherty) Leath, and Dorcas (Doherty) Inman. He was married (2nd) on December 3, 1823, to Sally Randal; no children indicated. Military career: engaged in war against Cherokee Indians, 1779; captain under John Sevier in the King's Mountain expedition; lieutenant-colonel and colonel of Caswell (now Jefferson) County militia; participated in Hiwassee campaign, 1788; headed a company of troops to Natchez to insure the surrender of Spanish authorities, 1803; brigadier general in the Creek War; in Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Other civil pursuits: justice of the peace in both Greene and Jefferson counties; member of first county court of Greene County, 1783; one of the first commissioners of Dandridge, Jefferson County, 1792; member of territorial House of Representatives, 1794-96; of North Carolina Convention which ratified the Federal Constitution; member of Tennessee Constitutional Convention, 1796. Charter trustee of Maury Academy, Jefferson County, 1806; appointed a charter trustee of East Tennessee College, 1807. General Doherty died near his home at Dandridge on. May 27, 1833; buried in family grave-yard nearby.

Sources: Goodspeed, History of Jefferson County, 857; Williams, Lost State of Franklin, 317-19; Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution, Vol. 4; Jefferson County Will Book, No. 3, 1826-40, pp. 247-49; University of Tennessee Record, I (1898), 240

Dyer, S. M. (c. 1831- ?)

HOUSE, 41st General Assembly, 1879-81, representing Jefferson County; Republican; resigned at undetermined date following the 1st Session of the Assembly. Born ca. 1831 in Tennessee, exact date and place unknown, son of Alexander and Docia Dyer. No information available on education, occupation, wife or family. A resident of New Market, Jefferson County, at time of legislative service; was a delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1884; died at some undetermined date thereafter.

Sources: House Journal, 41st Assembly, Extra Session, 4; U. S. Census, 1860, Jefferson County; Dandridge Banner, July 10, 1884.

Eckel, Joseph (1817-1899)

SENATE, 35th General Assembly, 1867-69, representing Hancock, Hawkins, and Jefferson counties; party affiliation not given. Born in Jefferson County on May 8, 1817; son of Peter and Catherine (Swingle) Eckel. No information on extent of schooling. Farmer at Dandridge, Jefferson County. He was twice married, first to Mary G. Long, and then to Sarah Minnis. One daughter: Eliza Jane Eckel, by which wife not indicated. Member of Presbyterian Church. Died on October 14, 1899, presumably in Jefferson County, and is buried in the Eckel Cemetery, seven miles from Dandridge. Brother of William H. Eckel, sometime member Tennessee General Assembly.

Sources: Rubicam, The Eckel Family, 6, 33, 50; Hopewell Presbyterian Church Records; Jefferson County Bible Records, 121-22.

Eckel, William Householder (1815-1894)

HOUSE, 36th, 37th, and 38th General Assemblies, 1869-75, representing Jefferson County; Republican. Born in Jefferson County on November 11, 1815, son of Peter and Catherine (Swingle) Eckel. Apprenticed to a millwright, and continued in that occupation until he retired to his farm at Leadvale, Jefferson County. Married on November 25, 1841, to Priscilla R. Moser, daughter of Phillip and Sarah (Vance) Moser. Nine children: Alexander, John, Samuel, William H., Jr., Julia (Mrs. John F. Blackburn), Peter Phillip, Hugh, Sarah Eliza (Mrs. George S. Falkner) and Augustine Eckel. Sometime justice of the peace of Jefferson County. Died at Dandridge, Jefferson County, on January 2, 1894; buried in Eckel Cemetery, near Dandridge. Brother of Joseph Eckel, sometime member Tennessee General Assembly.

Sources: Rubicam, The Eckel Family, 6, 33, 50; Eckel, History of the Eckel-Moser Families, 1-10.

Fain, John (1778-1852)

HOUSE, 15th General Assembly, 1823-25, representing Jefferson County; party affiliation not shown. Born in Washington County on April 20, 1778, son of Samuel and Rosannah (McMahan) Fain. Extent of schooling not indicated. Operated a store at Jonesboro, Washington County; in 1810 moved to Dandridge, Jefferson County, and continued mercantile pursuits. Married on December 12, 1812, to Amelia S. Gillespie, daughter of Thomas and Agnes (Orr) Gillespie. Children: Thomas G., Samuel N., Margaret, John N., Gus A., Mary E., and Elizabeth Fain. Member Presbyterian Church; chairman of the board of trustees and treasurer of Maury Academy, Jefferson County. Died on October 10, 1852, place not stated.

Sources: Bradford, Fain of Tennessee, 12; Goodspeed, History of Jefferson County, 1169-70; Jefferson County Bible Records, 155-58; U. S. Census, 1850, Jefferson County.

Galbraith, William (1815–1892)

HOUSE, 28th General Assembly, 1849-51, representing Jefferson County; political affiliation not shown. Born in Hawkins County on January 24, 1815; son of Andrew and Sarah (Anderson) Galbraith. Occupation: farmer and merchant at Mill Spring in the 15th civil district of Jefferson County. Married to Louisa Cobb, daughter of Jesse and Leanah (Cox) Cobb. Children: Joseph, Sarah L., William I., Leanah (Mrs. James T. Watkins), Frank W., Carrie, and Jesse Galbraith, Clerk and master of Jefferson County, 1865-70; sometime justice of the peace. Died in Jefferson County on June 26, 1892; buried in Mill Spring Cemetery.

Sources: Goodspeed, History of Jefferson County, 863, 1192; Jefferson County Tombstone Records, 170; Who's Who in Tennessee, 198; U. S. Census, 1850, 1880, Jefferson County.

Garrett, Gray (1800-1848)

SENATE, 17th General Assembly, 1827-29, representing Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, and Jefferson counties; political affiliation not given. Born in Cocke County on September 9, 1800; son of William and Betsy (Gray) Garrett. Attended common schools; studied law; admitted to bar in Cocke County, 1821. Practiced law at Dandridge, Jefferson County; then at Newport, Cocke County; and eventually at Tazewell, Claiborne County. Married in Jefferson County on December 11, 1823, to Maria Harle, daughter of Baldwin and Isabella (Miller) Harle; a son: Henry A. Garrett. Claiborne County circuit court clerk, 1826-27; member Tennessee Constitutional Convention, 1834; Attorney-general, 1838-43. Member Methodist Church. Died in Claiborne County in 1848, exact date and place of burial not given. Son of William Garrett, Methodist minister and prominent public official of Cocke County.

Sources: History of Morristown, Hamblen County, 1787-1936, p. 124; White, Messages of the Governors of Tennessee, II, 467; Acklen, Tennessee Records; Tombstone Inscriptions, 24; Historical Records of East Tennessee, 42; Goodspeed, History of Claiborne County, 848-49; O'Dell, Over the Misty Blue Hills, 263, 342.

Goddard, Paul Douglas (1910-)

HOUSE, 69th General Assembly, 1935-37, representing Hamblen and Jefferson counties; Republican. Born in Sevierville, Sevier County, on April 15, 1910, son of E. F. and Minnie Mae (Doty) Goddard. Attended public schools of Dandridge, Jefferson County; received A.B. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knox County. Occupations: attorney and farmer; sometime publisher of Dandridge Banner. Married in Spokane, Washington, on August 4, 1939, to Ruth Emma Swann, daughter of Henry C. and Clara (Nichols) Swann. Children: Ruth Anne, Paul D., Jr., William Henry, and James Swann Goddard. Commissioned 2nd lieutenant, Infantry, 1941; began active duty as 1st lieutenant, 81st Infantry, 1942, and served throughout World War II, including occupational duty in Japan; released to inactive with rank of colonel, 1946. Awarded Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Ribbon, Bronze Arrowhead for Amphibious Assault Landing; battle stars for Central Pacific, Southern Philippines, and Luzon; Occupation Medal and Philippines Liberation Medal. Collaborated in writing The History of the 81st "Wildcat" Division in World War II (Washington, 1947). Lay leader, steward, and trustee of Methodist Church. Member of Kappa Alpha social fraternity and of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. Member V. F. W; past president and past zone chairman, Dandridge Lions Club. Residence: Newport Highway, Dandridge 37725.

Sources: Legislative Council files; information supplied by self.

Hale, James (1813-1889)

HOUSE, 34th (Reconstruction) General Assembly, 1865-67; Adjourned Session (being replaced by James B. Minnis) representing Jefferson County; HOUSE, 35th General Assembly, 1867-69; representing Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, and Jefferson counties; Republican. Born in Washington County on June 19, 1813; son of Richard and Mary (Cox) Hale. Extent of schooling undetermined; removed to that section of Jefferson County which is now Hamblen and engaged in farming and stock raising; also engaged in merchandising for several years. Married (1st) in 1841, to Mary Ann Moore, daughter of Ephraim Moore, and (2nd) to L. C. Portreus on May 16, 1877. Children, presumably all by first wife: Patrick H. C., Napoleon T. F., Alexander E., Richard S. James F., Thomas N., Sarah E., Martha A., and Mary C. Hale. Member Baptist Church; sometime justice of the peace. Died on December 19,1889, place not given; buried in Rocky Point Baptist Cemetery, south of Morristown, Hamblen County. Grandfather of Thomas James Hale, sometime member Tennessee General Assembly.

Sources: Goodspeed, History of Hamblen County, 1204; Whitley, Hale Family Records, 24; Goodspeed, History of Jefferson County, 1165; Hamblen County Tombstone Records, 186.

Hamilton, Joseph (1763-1834)

SENATE, 15th General Assembly, 1823-25, representing Greene and Jefferson counties; political affiliation not indicated. Born at Carr's Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia, in 1763, exact date unknown; son of Robert and Margaret (McKee) Hamilton. Attended Liberty Hall (now Washington and Lee University). Admitted to the bar in Virginia; removed to Tennessee in 1784 and admitted to bar in 1792. Married on May 19, 1788, to Penelope Smith Outlaw, daughter of Alexander and Penelope (Smith) Outlaw. Eleven children: Alexander Outlaw, Margaret (Mrs. George Hale), Penelope Smith (Mrs. William Haney Deaderick), Joseph, Jr., Elizabeth Campbell (Mrs. Lucas Kennedy), Robert, William Alexander,

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