Munford, William B.  (1810 – 1859)

HOUSE, 26th General Assembly, 1845-47; representing Montgomery County; Whig. Born in 1810 at Danville, KY; son of William B. and Lettice (Ball) Munford. Attended “common schools”. Married, date and place not found to Amanda G. Johnson; three sons – W. B., Arthur Hendrick, and Louis Green. Came to Clarksville, Montgomery County in 1839 as president of Memphis, Clarksville, and Louisville Railroad; president Clarksville branch, Bank of Tennessee; trustee of Stewart College, Clarksville; secretary Young Men’s Christian Assn, Clarksville, 1859; stockholder in Clarksville Female Academy. Member Presbyterian Church. Died at Clarksville July 9, 1859; place of burial not indicated. Father of Arthur Hendrick Munford; brother of Thomas J. Munford, sometime members TN General Assembly.

Sources: Clarksville Jeffersonian, May 14, 1856; Speer, Prominent Tennesseans, 293; Titus, Picturesque Clarksville, 265; Goodspeed, History of Montgomery County, 1076; Beach, Along the Warioto, 128, 151.

Biographies submitted by Jill Hastings-Johnson, Montgomery County Archivist

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