Location: Washington County TN

Biography of Alexander Hance

Alexander Hance, who is one of the ideal farmers of Douglas County, came to Newman Township in 1871 and engaged as an ordinary farm hand, at which he continued for some seven or eight years. His career is a fine example of what a man can do with a determined purpose in life. From the ordinary walks of life he has gradually risen to the front rank as a farmer, stock-raiser and a business man. Mr. Hance was born in Washington County, Tennessee, February 19, 1850, and there he remained until he came to Douglas County. He purchased his first

Robert Love – Land Record

On the 8th day of Sept., 1835, Robert Love, the Elder, divided his Nola Chucky property between Dillard Love, of Macon County, North Carolina and the heirs of Thomas Dillard Love, of Washington County, East Tennessee. This property was formerly the property of the said Robert Love’s Father-in-law, General Thomas Dillard. The above data is in the Records at Jonesboro, Washington County, Tennessee.-F.D. Love.

Dillard Love – Land Record

Dillard Love conveyed to Mary E. Love, daughter of Robert C. Love, Ninety-one acres of land in Cherokee District, Washington County, Tennessee, the consideration for same being LOVE and AFFECTION. Note-This was done by Dillard Love because the said Mary Love was destitute. Deed dated 1843, and on file in the Jonesboro Records-F.D. Love.

Certificate to Franklin D. Love from Dr. E.S. Miller

Copy of a certificate given to me by Dr. E.S. Miller now living in Johnson City, Tennessee, and who was my Father’s family physician-F.D. Love Johnson City, Tennessee. April 11th, 1902 This is to certify that I, Dr. E. S. Miller, (family physician of Robert Love, deceased,) at and before the death of COL. Robert Love, who died at his home in Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, Sept. 1st, 1876, heard him say that he wanted Franklin D. Love, his youngest child, to have his watch, the one he wore up to the day of his death; that I repeatedly

Biography of Ward Smith

Ward Smith, secretary of the Hunter-Robinson Milling & Grain Company and manager of the grain department, was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee, May 22, 1888. His father, Dr. J. Crittenden Smith, was a native of Columbia, Tennessee, and is now in business in Chicago. His father, Dr. T. C. Smith, is still living in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee. He and his immediate ancestors in the two preceding generations were physicians. The Smith family comes of English lineage. J. Crittenden Smith was united in marriage to Ella Ward, a daughter of John H. Ward, a wholesale furniture dealer of Nashville, Tennessee. He came

Biography of John May

JOHN MAY. The grandfather of our subject, Caswell May, was a native of the Keystone State, but at an early date came to Tennessee, and was among the pioneers there. He descended from prominent Dutch stock, and became one of the representative men of Tennessee. His son, Adam May, father of subject, was born in Tennessee, and was married in that State to Miss Elizabeth McGinnis. After his marriage he located on a farm in Washington County, and there he and wife passed the remainder of their days. The following children were born to them: Mary, Anna, Emaline, Elizabeth, Caswell,

Biography of James Harlin Hale

JAMES HARLIN HALE. In all ages of the world industry, perseverance and energy, where intelligently applied, have achieved results which could only have been gained by having one end in view, and by improving every opportunity of ultimately attaining that object. Mr. Hale is an example of what can be accomplished when the spirit of determination is exercised, in connection with the every-day affairs of life. His farming and stockraising operations have resulted most satisfactorily, and he is one of the substantial men of his section. Like so many of the representative men of Christian County, Mr. Hale is a

Biography of J. E. Wood

J. E. WOOD. This gentleman is a member of the well-known mercantile firm of Wood & Reed, of Gainesville, Ozark County, Missouri He was born in Washington County, Tennessee, July 18, 1846, but came to this county in 1871 from Bradley County, Tennessee. His parents, Jesse and Margaret (McCracken ) Wood, were honest, industrious and law-abiding tillers of the soil, and the father was born in the Old North State about 1820, where he was a member of one of the early and prominent families. When a young man he removed to Tennessee, was married there, and there made his

Henry, Phyllis Constance – Obituary

Phyllis Constance (Traiver) Henry, 86, of Johnson City, Tenn., and formerly of La Grande, died in the comfort of her home May 28 after a brief illness. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the family home. Family and friends are invited to attend. Morris-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Phyllis was born April 15, 1922, to Joshua and Mary Traiver in Johnson City. In 1928 her family moved to La Grande where she attended school and later continued to visit every year. At the age of 18, Phyllis moved back to her hometown with

Cramer, Juanita Justine – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Juanita Justine Cramer, 86, of Ontario and formerly of La Grande, died Sept. 22 at home. A gathering of family and friends will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at 1245 N. Fortner St. in Ontario. Haren-Wood is in charge of arrangements. Juanita was born May 9, 1923, to DC and Sallie Juanita Mosley in Johnson City, Tenn. She married Russell Cramer Nov. 23, 1973, in Payette, Idaho. She belonged to the Rebekah Lodge for 61 years. She lived in a local care center in La Grande from 2007 to 2008. Survivors include her