MONTGOMERY COUNTY TENNESSEE
"J. M. Fowlkes was born in Virginia July 2, 1846, the eldest son
of Henry A. and Emma M. (Chilton) Fowlkes. The father was born in
Virginia in 1812, and the mother in the same state in 1819. In
1836 the father went to Alabama and later came to Tennessee, but
returned to Virginia in 1839. In 1849 they came to Montgomery
County, Tenn., and have ever since resided in that county. Our
subject was educated at Stewart College, of Clarksville, and in 1862
began clerking at a store in this city, and continued as a clerk for
several years. In 1870 he engaged in the sewing machine business
and for ten years was general agent for Wheeler and Wilson Company and
had the contract for an extensive territory. In 1881 he began
dealing in sewing machine for himself, and buys direct from the
manufacturers. He was married, July 2, 1873, to Miss Rebecca L.
Davis, daughter of Jefferson Davis. She was born in 1848.
Mr. Fowlkes is a Democrat in his political views. He is a member
of the Christian Church and his wife belongs to the Baptist Church."
Goodspeed History of Tennessee, 1886
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