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William C. McConnico, a prosperous farmer of Haywood County, is a native of Williamson County, Tenn., where he was born December 27, 1840, and was the son of Lemuel B. and Frances W. Newborn (Claud) McConnico. The father was married four times: January 9, 1824, to Miss Lucinda M. Grammer; November 6,1839, to Mrs. Frances W. Claud; March 18, 1848, to Miss Priscilla R. Massy, and August 23, 1857, to Miss Susan Johnson. Lemuel McConnico was born October 8, 1801, and held the office of county court clerk of Williamson County for twenty-four years; he died in 1872. Frances W. McConnico, our subject's mother, was a native, probably, of Virginia, born February 21, 1803, and died January 25, 1848. William C. McConnico was well educated at the Nashville Military University; at an early age he came to Haywood County and purchased the farm near Brownsville, where he is now living. He has been twice married: his first marriage, in December, 1858, was to Miss Lizzie Tyus---she was a native of Haywood County; January 31, 1877, he married Miss Carrie E. Livingston, a native of South Carolina. Mr. McConnico is a sound Democrat and a substantial member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.


Martin McCool, a resident and farmer of the Second District, was born in 1819 in Pennsylvania. His father, Joseph McCool, was born about 1786, in the same State, but immigrated to Russellville, Ky., in 1825, where he engaged in the hatter's trade until his death, in 1830. The mother was Elizabeth (Yencyle) McCool, born in 1790 in Pennsylvania, and died in 1845 at Hopkinsville, Ky. Our subject remained with his father until he was fifteen years old; then served an apprenticeship of five years at the tanner's trade, and then came to Haywood County and started a tannery at Old Wesley, near what is now Stanton Depot, and continued the business eight years. In 1848 he bought the farm where he now lives, two miles north of Dancyville and twelve miles south of Brownsville. In 1844 he married Martha E., daughter of Julian and Docia Stanley, of Kentucky. They have had eleven children: Martha B., wife of Dr. James Rawlins; Ann Eliza, wife of G. T. Miller; Mary F., William H., James M., who died January 26, 1883; Sarah E., who died in 1877; J. Henry, Joseph B., Willie Etta, Thomas Jackson and Alice Henrietta. Mr. McCool and his wife and entire family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is also a member of the Masonic lodge at Dancyville. Before the war he was an old line Whig, but is now a Democrat. He is a self-made man of strict integrity and a kind heart, and highly respected by all who know him.


James McMurry, a resident and farmer of Haywood County, is a native of Rutherford County, born September 21, 1812, and is the son of Robert and Mary T. (Montgomery) McMurry, both natives of South Carolina. The father was born February 7, 1783, and died July 31, 1837; the mother was born June 20, 1786. Our subject, after receiving his education, commenced farming. Mr. McMurry is a firm Republican, and thirty-five years ago he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and is now a leading member of that church. December 17, 1837, he married Miss Frances A. Gordon, who was born in Henry County, May 24, 1816. Five children-three sons and two daughters-were born to this union (one son is dead): Robert A., Amanda J., born January 14, 1840; James K. P., born October 25,1842; Thomas J., born January 8, 1845, and Ann Eliza B., born November 5. IM. James K. P. died September 24, 1843. Three of the children are married - Ann Eliza S. married first Richard M. Joyner, May 1, 1870, and January 17, 1877, married D. A. Stewart; Amanda J. married William L. Richardson, April 12, 1860, and Robert A. married Nancy F. Richardson November 7, 1860.


Dr. James N. Maclin, a physician and surgeon residing in the Third District of Haywood County, was born in 1842 in Tipton County, and is the son of James B. and Lucy (Taylor) Maelin, being one of twelve children - four living. The father was of Scotch-Irish ancestry, born in Mecklenburg County, Va., about 1800; moved to Tipton County when a young man, and in 1839 married there and engaged in farming. In early life he was a successful physician, being a graduate of the Medical College at Philadelphia, Penn. He died in 1858. Mrs. Maelin was born in Warren County, N. C., in 1815, and died in 1869. They were both Old School Presbyterians and highly esteemed citizens. Dr. James N. Maelin was educated at La Grange (Ky.) Synodical College, and at Danville College, Danville, Ky. In 1861 he donned the gray uniform and was in Company B, of the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry and served until the war closed, being in all of the engagements his Company was in. In 1867 he commenced reading medicine under Dr. Terry, of Tipton County, and the same year entered the Yandle Medical College, at Louisville, Ky.; graduated in 1869, and commenced practicing at Mason, Tenn.; in 1883 moved to his present location. Dr. Maclin has been a very successful physician and a very popular one. He owns 500 acres of land near Keeling. May, 1869, he married Miss Florence, daughter of R. T. and Frances Broadnax, of Fayette County, where she was born in 1849. They have four children: Richard B., Florence T., James N. and an infant. Mrs. Maclin is an Old School Presbyterian. Dr. Maclin is conservative in politics; his first  presidential vote was cast for Horace Greeley. He is a man of culture and of fine social qualities, and is liked by all who know him.


William V. McMahen, a resident of the Second District of Haywood County, was born April 12, 1823, in Alabama, and is the son of James A. and Mary (Coleman) McMahen; his father was born in South Carolina in 1802, and moved to Tennessee at an early date, first locating in Rutherford County, but in 1822 moved to Alabama, but soon returned to Tennessee, and died in 1832. Our subject's mother was born in Kentucky in 1801, and died in Hardeman County, Tenn., in 1868. Mr. William McMahen was reared on a farm with his uncle, William McMahen, until be was sixteen years old. In 1842 he commenced farming,which he  has continued with success to the present time. In 1852 he was elected constable, and at the same time appointed deputy sheriff, serving in that capacity until 1866, when he moved to Dancyville, and engaged in the mercantile and commission business for five years. In 1870 he was elected magistrate, and served until 1882. December 22, 1842, he married Catharine H. Hill, the daughter of William and Nancy Hill, and granddaughter of Col. Green Hill, who was a pioneer preacher of Williamson County. Of five children born to this marriage, three are living: Mary Lousisa (wife of J. N. Stanley), William S. and Mattie W., wife of T. J. Welch. Mr. McMahen is a man of line character, and is esteemed by all who know him as an upright, Christian gentleman. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and he belongs to the Masons, being a chapter member of the Dancyville Lodge, No. 165; in politics he is a Republican.

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22 Nov 2007