|Who's Who in Tennessee (1911): Knox County Residents - Page #|
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ALLEN, John Mebane, merchant; born St. Francis Co., Ark., July 18, 1857; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Abijah and Celia H. (Mebane) Allen; father's occupation, farmer; paternal grandparents, William and Mary (Morgan) Allen, maternal grandparents, Dr. John Alexander, and Celia (Sutton) Mebane; educated in the country schools, and University of Tenn.; in early life he was a farmer, later entered the mercantile business; married Isabella K. Boyd Oct. 6, 1881; Democrat; was 1st Lieut. Co. "A" University of Tenn., 1878; Alderman of the city of Mountain View, Tenn.; President of Y.M.C.A., Knoxville, Tenn., nine years; Trustee in Tenn. Deaf and Dumb School 21 years; has been engaged in the mercantile business 29 years; member of Presbyterian Church, and Elder in same.
ANDERSON, David Deaderick, lawyer; born Washington Co., Tenn., Dec 9, 1840; son of Alexander and Eliza Rosa (Deaderick) Anderson; German and English descent; his father was Supreme Court Judge of California, and in 1840 United States Senator; educated University of Tenn. and graduate of the same A.B. degree in 1861; early occupation, student; married Jessie L. Clark; member I.O.O.F. (Ancient), Delaware Society Cincinnati (Son of Revolution), made up of heirs of officers in revolution and only three member in Tenn.; attorney-general of Knox Co., from 1878 to 1886; Judge of Criminal Court of Knox Co., from 1907 to 1909; member of Co. G., 19th Tenn. Inf. and Co. M, 1st Tenn. Cav. of Confederate army; Captain of Co., M. and Senior Capt. of Regiment; enlisted in the C.S.A. April, 1861, and was wounded at new Hope Church, Va. (15 miles from Staunton, Va), in 1864; principal engagements at Shiloh and in Ky. and Southewestern Va.; moved to Knoxville in 18790, and has practiced law continuously since admitted to bar of Ala. in 1867; member Presbyterian Church.
ASHMORE, William Monroe, Public Official; born Jefferson City, Tenn., August. 19, 1851; son of Robert Henderson and Mary Elizabeth (Weldon) Ashmore; Scotch-Irish descent; educated Carson & Newman College; married Mary Virginia Homor Nov. 30, 1883; member Masons, (Oriental, No___, of Knoxville), K. of P. and I.O.O.F; City Comptroller of Knoxville, Tenn., 1910-1912; entered business with father at Jefferson City in 1865; in 1874 moved to Knoxville, where he engaged in various mercantile enterprises until 1910 when he retired from active business; member 1st Presbyterian church of Knoxville, Tenn.