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J. F. BAUCOM, citizen and farmer of the Tenth District, was worn in Maury County, Tenn., August 30, 1826, being one of six children born to Brittain and Elizabeth Baucom. The father was of English origin, born in Rockingham County, N. C., in 1796, and moved to Tennessee in 1814, locating in East Tennessee, but two years later moved to Maury County, and in 1829 to Illinois, where he engaged in farming and died in 1831. The mother was a Miss BARKER, born in Caswell County, N. C., in 1798, and died in 1874. H. F. Baucom was raised and educated at home. In 1853 he married Catharine T., daughter of James and Sarah BOND. She was born in Williamson County in 1829, and died in July, 1883. Mr. Baucom has seven children living: ----, now teaching in the collegiate institute at Princeton, KY.; Dr. James B., living near Fort Worth, Tex.; John F., a merchant at Gates, Tenn.; Maggie, wife of A. S. WELLS; Josephine, wife of A. ALLEN; Hogue and Katie. In January, 1856, Mr. Baucom came to Haywood County and located where he now resides, four miles north of Woodville. April 14, 1862, he enlisted in Company L. Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, under Capt. Alex DUCKWORTH, and held the rank of sergeant, being with this company fifteen months; then went into Company G, Fifteenth Tennessee Cavalry, under Capt. Bruce SANDERS, and was in the battles of Corinth, Lafayette (Ga.), Harrisburg, Bolivar and Britton's Lane, and returned home in September, 1864. Mr. Baucom is a Democrat and a Mason, and belongs to the Presbyterian Church, having been an elder in it for thirty years. He is a kind man, and has been quite successful in business.

Dr. Sam. C. D. BAIN, farmer and physician of the Tenth District, was born in Sumner County, February 14, 1831, and was one of ten children born to John R. and Sarah E. Bain. The father was born in North Carolina in 1793, and moved with his parents to Tennessee when a child. They located first in East Tennessee, then moved to Sumner County. He was a Presbyterian minister, and also engaged in teaching; he died in 1868. His mother's maiden name was CROCKETT. She was a distant relative of David Crockett, and was born in Williamson County in 1801, and died in 1878. Dr. Bain was educated at the Nashville University, and remained in that city until the close of the war. In 1851 he commenced reading medicine under Drs. Watson and Briggs, at the same time attending lectures at the medical university, and graduated in 1854, and the same year married Miss Delphine HALL, who was born in Giles County in 1836, and died in 1877. The had two children: J. Watson and Josie (wife of Baldwin LUCAS). Dr. Bain moved to Haywood County in 1857, and located where he now lives; he has had an extensive practice, and also engaged in farming, owning 640 acres of good land. In 1878 he married Miss Emma GRIFFIN, daughter of A. J. and Lean Griffin. Mrs. Bain was a native of Mississippi. Hugh, ages seven years; Ethel, aged five years; Emma May, aged three years, and Maunsel, aged about three months, are the children blessing their union. Dr. Bain is a Democrat and a Mason.

Frank P. BOND, attorney at law of Brownsville, Tenn., was born in Bertie County, N.C., June 27, 1851, son of Lewis T. and Penelope (PUGH) Bond, natives of the same State and county. The father removed to Haywood County in 1866, and followed agricultural pursuits here until his death, being one of the successful planters of the county. He died in 1870. Our subject was educated in the university of Virginia, and studied law at Cumberland University, of Lebanon, Tenn., graduating in 1872. He was admitted to the bar at Brownsville the same year, and has been engaged regularly in the practice ever since, having met with good and well deserved success. Mr. Bond is an unswerving Democrat in politics, and has figured prominently in the political affairs of his county and district. In 1882 he was the Democratic nominee for State senator, but was defeated, owing to the hopeless minority of the party in the district, running, however, about 1,000 votes ahead of the ticket. He was a delegate to the national convention of 1884 that nominated President Cleveland, and was a candidate for nomination to represent his district in the United States Congress in 1886. On August 2, 1877, he married Miss Mildred BOND, a daughter of James Bond. The two living children: Minnie and Irene. Mr. Bond is recognized as an enterprising and reliable citizen and legal practitioner.

Marcellus BOYD, ex-clerk of the county court of Haywood Co., was born in Brownsville, Jan. 23 1839, and is the son of Alexander and Anna L. (HARRISON) Boyd, the father being a native of Virginia and the mother of North Carolina. His father came to Tennessee in 1832, locating at Woodville, Haywood County, where he was a merchant until he moved to Brownsville in 1838, continuing his business; but a few years before his death he moved to a farm in the county, where he died in 1846. Our subject was raised and educated in Haywood County and for a number of years was a book-keeper, being in the employ of R. Y. LONGLEY about six years prior to the war. In 1861, May 19, he married Myra HAY, of his county, and they have nine children living: David H., Susan, Charles A., William S., Lucian B., Frank H., Dora A., Myra B., and Mary A. In 1865 he was deputy county court clerk; then moved to his farm four miles south of town, where he has since resided. In August, 1878, he was elected county court clerk, which he held by re-election, two terms of four years each, the last term expiring in September, 1886, and made a most efficient officer. He has always been a Republican. Mr. Boyd has conducted his farming interest very successfully and justly earned the reputation of being of Haywood County's most reliable and public-spirited citizens.

John BRANTLY (deceased) was a native of Chatham County, N. C., born in 1787. In 1835 he came to Haywood County, and settled eight miles southeast of Brownsville, on what was then known as the McGuire road, but is now called the Jackson road. Mr. Brantly was well educated and early life commenced farming, which he continued until his death, with great success. Politically, he never failed to give his enthusiastic support to the Democratic party, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, always liberally contributing to its support, and to all charitable causes. In 1820 he married Miss Nancy PETTY, also a native of Chatham County, N. C., born about 1797; he died in October, 1872, and his wife in 1877. They had ten children - five sons and five daughters - four are living. William B. and J. B., the second and fifth sons, own the old homestead, and as neither of them have married, they live quietly and peacefully together; they both received splendid educations and like their father commenced farming when quite young, and both are stanch Democrats. William B. has been a magistrate in his district for eight years past, and is now a justice of the peace for the Fourth District. Neither of the brothers have united with any church, but are by preference Missionary Baptist.

Judge Aaron D. BRIGHT, attorney at law, of Brownsville, Tenn., was born in Hinds County, Miss, August 10, 1838, son of Aaron D., and Mary G. (WILLIAMS) Bright, natives of North Carolina. The father came to Haywood County, Tenn., in 1832, and located on a farm five miles southeast of Brownsville. In 1836, he removed to Mississippi, where he died in 1840. His widow then returned to Haywood county, where she has since resided. Our subject was educated Emory and Henry College in Virginia, and East Tennessee University at Knoxville. He left the later institution in 1860, and upon the breaking out of the war, enlisted in the army of Northern Virginia, and serving one year, joined the cavalry service as provost-marshal, serving thus with the rank of captain until the surrender. Previous to the war, he had studied law and engaged in the practice of his profession after his return home. In May, 1883, he was appointed to a position on the referee county, at Jackson, Tenn., and filled that position ably for two years. October 24, 1867, he married Miss Adelaide R. RIVES, of Fayette County, Tenn., and by her is the father of three sons and two daughters: Prentiss, Aaron D., Mary and Lillie, and Henry Livingston (deceased). Judge Bright is a Democrat in politics and a member of the A. O. U. W., and G. R. fraternities. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and he has been an officer of the church and chairman of the board on finance of the Memphis conference for a number of years.

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22 Nov 2007