JOHN W. TUTT, merchant and farmer, was born November 23, 1846, in Todd County, Ky., where he has resided all his life. His father, James F. Tutt, was born in 1814, in Woodford County, this State, and is still living. He is the son of James L., born 1777, and he the son of Lewis, an Englishman, who was the grandfather of Gov. John M. Palmer, of Illinois. Subject’s mother is Mary (Fletcher) Chiles. Her children are: Arthur C., William J., John W. (subject), Georgia A. (Beazley) and Samuel L. John W. obtained a classical education. He was married, in 1872, to Miss Mary D., daughter of John M. and Martha Jack-son, of Montgomery County, Tenn., and to them have been born Alpheus B., M. Ruth, A. Pearl, George I. and Wallace J. In 1870, Mr. Tutt commenced the business of general merchandising, at which he has been successful, now owning four establishments. He is also the owner of 125 acres of splendid land, in fine condition.