Winchester's Mayors

Terry Harrell

Terry Lee Harrell 2006- present

Terry Lee Harrell was born December 15, 1948 in Manchester, Tennessee, the son of Thomas Clinton Harrell, a building contractor, and his wife Wilda Farrar Harrell. In 1952 the Harrells moved to Winchester where Terry's strong work ethic was developed during his childhood and teen years working for his father cleaning up construction sites, mowing yards for the public, delivering the Chattanooga Free Press, and clerking at Russell's Men's Store.

After graduating Franklin County High School, Terry worked locally in the banking industry while continuing his education at Motlow State Community College, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Georgia, and completing many other bank and finance courses. He is currently Community President of U. S. Bank in Decherd. Since beginning his banking career, Terry has been involved in the Jaycees and Rotary Club and has served on the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce, E911, Consolidated Communications, and Tennessee Department of Rehabilitation.

Before being elected Mayor of Winchester in 2007, Terry served three four-year terms on the City Council, half of this time as Vice Mayor, and in 2006 was appointed to serve the remaining term of Mayor Richard Stewart, who resigned to run for County Mayor. In addition to many other city related committees, Mayor Harrell is currently serving on the board for the Winchester Municipal Airport and the Winchester Planning and Zoning Commission.

During Mayor Harrell's tenure as Mayor, the City of Winchester has been involved in many projects for the betterment of the City. Some of these projects include the Dry Creek, Downtown Revitalization, Airport expansion, relocation of Police Department, addition of new Fire Hall and expansion of the City Park.

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Richard Carl Stewart 1999-2006

Richard Carl Stewart, son of Carl Goodrich and Margaret Ellon King Stewart, was born March 23, 1948 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. During the 1950s and 1960s he learned that hard work, education, and discipline were the best avenues for prosperity. He attended Austin Peay State University where he earned a degree in Physical Education in 1970. While a student at Austin Peay, he met his future wife, Sandra Lester, of Franklin County and they were married in 1969. They are the parents of four children. Richard’s first teaching job came in 1970 under Principal H. Louis Scott at North Junior High School. Over the next thirteen years Richard continued his teaching and coaching career at North Junior High and later at Franklin County High School in Winchester. In 1984 he entered the insurance arena where he remains today. He has operated his present agency, Richard Stewart Insurance Agency, since 1998. He also continues to operate Stewart Aluminum Products, a family business which has existed for over forty years. He served on the Winchester City Council from 1982-1989 before being elected to his first term as mayor in 1999. He has also served on the Franklin County Board of Education. In 1990 he was narrowly defeated in the Democratic Primary for State Representative for the 39th District. After serving two consecutive terms as Mayor for the City of Winchester, Richard Stewart was elected as County Mayor in 2006. 

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David Randal Bean 1991-1999

David Randal Bean, son of Dillard Richard and Mary Louise Pittman Bean, was born July 13, 1944 in Scottsboro, Alabama. He attended Shook Kindergarten, Clark Memorial Elementary School, and graduated from Franklin County High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a military policeman. In 1964 he married Nancy Carol Steele and they were the parents of four children. After returning to Franklin County, he was employed at the Hat Corporation as a shipping clerk, ARO, Incorporated as a mechanical and electrical draftsman-trainee, owned and operated Winchester Iron and Steel Company, and was employed by Peabody TecTank in 1981 as production control manager. He was Mayor of Winchester from 1991-1999 and served on the Winchester City Council for sixteen years. He died of cancer at his home in Winchester on January 1, 2002 and was buried in Winchester Memorial Park Cemetery.

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James Howard Hall 1975-1991

James Howard Hall, son of Walter Blake and Sue Ann Pogue Hall, was born November 5, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. When Howard was four years old, he came to Winchester to live with his uncle and aunt, W. Samuel and Mary Larkin Hall. He left Central High School after his junior year and volunteered for the U.S. Navy. During World War II, he served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise, which was struck by the enemy fifteen times and six times by kamikazes. For his service he received a host of medals, ribbons, and battle stars. After his discharge he returned to Central High School, where he played football and was graduated. In 1946 he married Katherine Acuff and they were the parents of two daughters. He and his second wife Anne Bess were the parents of one daughter. Howard joined his uncle in the operation of Hall’s Men’s Shop on the square in Winchester and was later co-owner with Gerald Copeland. Howard retired after having been co-owner in the business for thirty years. He was Mayor of Winchester for sixteen years from 1975-1991, served on the Winchester City Council, and was a member of the Winchester Utility Board. Howard’s service to Winchester brought many changes among them the development of Crownover Industrial Park, the building of the Winchester By-pass, and the industrial recruitment of Peabody TechTank to the county. He also served as chairman of the Elk River Development Agency. He died at Southern Tennessee Medical Center on August 15, 1995 and was cremated. 

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Herman Arthur Hinshaw 1967-1975

Herman Arthur Hinshaw, son of William Nathan and Emma Jane Young Hinshaw, was born August 20, 1900 in Franklin County. He married Jimmie Mae Grammar in 1920 and they were the parents of one daughter. He operated a barber shop on the north side of the square in Winchester with his brother Floyd for over ten years and left that business to seek the office of Franklin County Trustee. He was elected in 1936 and served three, four-year terms. He then moved to Fayetteville and accepted a position as an accountant at Redstone Arsenal. He returned to Winchester following his retirement in 1965 and served as mayor from 1967-1975. He died in Lincoln County Hospital on February 2, 1983 and was buried in the Masonic Gardens of Franklin Memorial Gardens near Winchester.

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Clinton Hayden Swafford 1961-1967

Clinton Hayden Swafford, son of Gordon Anderson and Lelma Lee Sanders Swafford, was born September 11, 1936 in New Market, Alabama. He moved with his parents to a farm south of Winchester in 1946. He attended the public schools of Franklin County graduating from Franklin County High School in 1954. He received a B.A. degree from Belmont College and a law degree from the University of Tennessee Law School in 1958. He has been engaged in general law practice in Winchester since 1958. Also that year, he married Sarah Wilhoit and they are the parents of two children. He was Mayor of Winchester from 1961-1967. He has been a member of the Belmont University Board of Trustees since 1969 and a director of Sun Trust Bank (formerly Farmer’s Bank) since 1968 as well as an active member of the Franklin County, Tennessee, and National Bar Associations. 

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William Murrell Travis 1959-1961

William Murrell Travis, son of Charles Andrew and Sue Elizabeth Murrell Travis, was born September 23, 1906 in Franklin County. He was the owner of the 288 Service Station in Winchester, which was named for its phone number, and also owned and operated the Murrell Travis Insurance Agency for fifty-three years. He never married. He owned farms in Harmony and on Sharp Springs Road. He served as Mayor of Winchester from 1948-1957 and again in 1959-1961 and was a Franklin County Road Commissioner for six years. He died at Franklin County Regional Hospital on July 1, 1983 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

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Elijah Watson Moore 1957-1959

Elijah Watson Moore, son of Jeff Carter and Pernie Womack Moore, was born August 28, 1917 in Franklin County. He was a mortician and funeral director, who owned and operated Moore Funeral Home in Winchester. He was a veteran of World War II, active in Civil Defense work, and was one of the founders of the Franklin County Tax Payers Association. In 1942 he married Sara Jones and they were the parents of two daughters. He was Mayor of Winchester from 1957-1959. He died on October 25, 1965 in Franklin, Kentucky and was buried in Winchester Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Robert Leonard Sims 1947-1948

Robert Leonard Sims, son of Boyd and Lurlie Block Sims, was born August 4, 1900 in Gibson County, Tennessee. In 1920 he married Myrtle Gardner and they were the parents of two children. He was a mortician associated with the operation of Steed-Anderton-Sims Funeral Home in Winchester and later Sims-Watson-Huffman Funeral Homes in Winchester and Decherd. In addition he was employed by the Chattanooga Funeral Supply Company for five years. He was Mayor of Winchester in 1947-1948 and operated the Scenic Restaurant in Winchester with his second wife Frances Ocene until his retirement in the 1960s. They had no children. He died November 21, 1969 at Smith Memorial Hospital and was buried in Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd.

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Roy Joseph Wilson 1945-1947

Roy Joseph Wilson, son of William J. and Sarah Rice Wilson, was born December 16, 1879 in Scottsboro, Alabama. He served as a teacher in the public schools of Alabama and Tennessee. After leaving the teaching profession, he became a postal employee at Winchester and retired after forty years of service. He then began a law practice. He served as a commissioner and as chairman of the Franklin County Board of Education for several years. He married Annie Kennedy in 1910 and they were the parents of three children. He was Mayor of Winchester from 1945-1947. He and his second wife, Minnie Huke, had no children. He died at his home on North High Street on February 16, 1960 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

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Fred Marion Anderton 1944-1945

Fred Marion Anderton, son of Marion Jasper and Flora Abanna Parks Anderton, was born November 3, 1893 in Franklin County. He was in the feed and seed business sixty years and operated the Anderton Seed and Feed Company in Winchester forty-five years. He married Gladys Ida Hicks of Bedford County and they were the parents of four children. After Gladys’ death in 1963, Fred married Ruby Byrom. They had no children. He was a Winchester alderman and was mayor in 1944-1945. He died June 1, 1982 at Franklin County Hospital and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

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Joseph Thomas Davis 1941-1944

Joseph Thomas Davis, son of William H. and Mary Ann Farris Davis, was born April 13, 1881 in Franklin County. He owned and operated Joe Davis Truck Lines in Winchester for many years, was a member of the Franklin County Board of Education for three terms, and was the first president of the Tennessee Motor Truck Association in 1936-1938. He married Julia Hart in 1906 and they had an adopted son. Joe was Mayor of Winchester from 1941-1944. He died at Emerald-Hodgson Memorial Hospital in Sewanee as the result of an automobile accident on October 23, 1956 and was buried in Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd.

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James Rees Norton, Sr. 1935-1941

James Rees Norton, Sr., son of Leander Newton and Jonnie Rees Norton, was born December 24, 1883 in Lynchburg, Tennessee. He attended Moore County schools until moving to Winchester in 1898, when he enrolled at Winchester Normal College. He began his business career as an employee of the Home Bank and Trust Company. He entered the jewelry business in 1906 and established the Norton Jewelry Store, which he operated for fifty years. In 1908 he married Annie Overton Fuller and they were the parents of one son. He was Mayor of Winchester from 1935-1941. He retired from the jewelry business in 1956 and died at Winchester Memorial Hospital on January 18, 1958. He was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

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Edward Calvin Mowry 1925-1935

Edward Calvin Mowry, son of Earl and Sarah Knouff Mowry, was born January 16, 1869 in Picquay, Ohio. He came to Winchester in 1906 where he served as agent for the N C & St. L Railway until 1917. He resigned to accept a position as cashier of the Farmers’ National Bank, a position he held until 1928 when he became president, succeeding T. A. Embrey. He married Rassalee Clark of Sparta and they were the parents of one daughter. In 1916 he was elected alderman and served until 1925. He was Mayor of Winchester from 1925-1935. He died at Smith Memorial Hospital on February 8, 1949 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

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Richard Jackson Shasteen 1921-1925

Richard Jackson Shasteen, son of Henry Tribble and Susan Farris Shasteen, was born March 6, 1886 in Franklin County. After receiving his education in the public schools of the county, he became bridge construction foreman for seven years. He then engaged in general railroad work for three years. In 1911 he married Addie Carroll and they were the parents of two children. In 1919 he established a real estate business in Winchester and was mayor from 1921-1925. He moved his family to Chattanooga, where he joined the police department. After twenty-three years service and four years of retirement, he died at his home in Chattanooga on May 2, 1957 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

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Edward Walter Chattin 1915-1921

Edward Walter Chattin, son of Edward R. and Mary Todd Chattin, was born September 10, 1868 in Meigs County, Tennessee. After receiving an education in the schools of Jackson County, Alabama, he moved to Winchester in 1889. In 1890 he married Ellen Elizabeth Shadow and they were the parents of eight children. He began his career as a merchant, retiring from the mercantile business to enter the nursery business. He was long active as secretary-treasurer and general manager of the Southern Nursery Company of Winchester, one of the largest nurseries in the South. He was Mayor of Winchester from 1915-1921. He was a director of Farmers’ National Bank, and served as president of the Tennessee Nurseryman’s Association and Southern Nurseryman’s Association. He died at his home in Winchester on February 18, 1946 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

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George Edward Banks, Jr. 1913-1915

George Edward Banks, Jr., son of George Edward and Mattie Johnston Banks, was born in Decherd on June 1,1880. At the age of six, he moved to Winchester with his parents and received his education at the Winchester Normal College. His first job after college was as bookkeeper with the Home Bank and Trust Company. He then read law in his father’s office and was admitted to the bar in 1903. He engaged in the newspaper business for a short time as editor of the Winchester Herald. In 1907 he married Estelle Hillhouse. In 1912 he was elected magistrate and served as Mayor of Winchester from 1913-1915, when he was elected County Judge. During his years as a lawyer, he was a partner with A. T. Stewart and also with Walter M. Haynes. He died at his home in Winchester on May 13, 1931 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery. He and his wife had no children.

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John Alvis Anderton 1911-1913

John Alvis Anderton, son of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Byrom Anderton, was born near Awalt on July 23, 1856. John married Sallie J. Webb in 1876 and they were the parents of three children. After her death in 1892, he moved to Winchester and married Maude I. Brazelton in 1894. They were the parents of two children. He was Mayor of Winchester from 1911-1913. He then engaged in the live stock business and was associated with T. E. Farris. He died at his home on North High Street on December 15, 1921 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

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Jesse M. Littelton 1903-1911

Jesse M. Littleton, son of Thomas J. and Hannah Ingram Littleton, was born in Kingston, Roane County, Tennessee on March 9, 1867. The family lived in Texas when Jesse was a child. When he was grown he came to his brother’s home in Nashville and entered school. He taught school for a time in Roane County and returned to Nashville and entered the newspaper business as a writer for the Nashville Republican, which was owned and edited by his brother. Later he entered the government service in the revenue department and was stationed in Winchester, where he was appointed postmaster. In addition he read law and was admitted to practice in 1896. While he was Mayor of Winchester from 1903-1911, the boulevard from Winchester to Decherd was built by private subscription, and he led the movement that resulted in the establishment of a county fair association. During this time he was the Republican nominee for governor. He and Judge Floyd Estill were law partners until Jesse moved to Chattanooga in 1911. In 1914 he was elected Mayor of Chattanooga and was head of the law firm Littleton, Littleton, & Littleton. He was married in 1906 to Katherine Estill, only child of Judge and Mrs. Floyd Estill. Jesse and Katherine were the parents of one daughter. He died in Chattanooga on April 22, 1923 and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

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Horace Davidson Brannan 1899-1903

Horace Davidson Brannan, son of William Hood and Lucy Campbell Brannan, was born in Winchester on November 12, 1872. He was educated at the Winchester Normal College, later studied law, and was admitted to the Winchester bar. He was Mayor of Winchester from 1899-1903. In 1901 he gave up the practice of law and established Elm Grove Farms in Belvidere. He gained national recognition as a breeder and exhibitor of Shorthorn cattle. In 1901 he married Pearl Farris and they were the parents of one son. Horace died at Smith Memorial Hospital on February 21,1949. He was buried in Winchester City Cemetery. 

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Nelson W. Carter 1895-1899

Nelson W. Carter, son of Stephen and Mary Ann Lenehan Carter, was born March 25, 1853 in Hempstead County, Arkansas and moved to Franklin County, Tennessee when seven years old. Nelson spent his early life on the farm and received his education at Salem College. In 1873 he went to Nashville and spent eight years as a bookkeeper. In 1881 he returned to Winchester and joined his two brothers in the general merchandising business. This firm continued until July 1893 when he went into the grain and fertilizer business. In 1883 he married Mabel Marian Cherry, who died two years later. They had no children. He was Mayor of Winchester from 1895-1899 and later a member of the Franklin County Court. He died in Winchester at the home of his brother on December 16, 1925 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

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William Wallace Garner 1889-1895

William Wallace Garner, son of Charles Calloway and Beulah Wadlington Garner and brother of Winchester Mayor Irvin Clark Garner, was born January 18, 1840 near Winchester. During the war he enlisted in Colonel Peter Turney’s 1st Tennessee Infantry and remained until the end of the war. After the war he was with the N C & St. L Railway for a time and was, for a number of years, engaged in the mercantile business and the coal business. In addition he was on the Board of Trustees for Carrick Academy. In 1867 he married Mary Alice Porter. They were the parents of four children. He was an alderman and served as Mayor of Winchester from 1889-1895. After several years of declining health, he died at his home on South High Street on July 13, 1920 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

Irvin Clark Garner 188?-1889

Irvin Clark Garner, son of Charles Calloway and Beulah Wadlington Garner, was born March 23, 1837 near Winchester. Irvin began clerking in a store at the age of fifteen and continued until the war. He enlisted in Colonel Peter Turney’s 1st Tennessee Infantry and remained until the end of the war. He then resumed mercantile pursuits until 1867 when he began his own general merchandise business. In 1866 he married Mary Catherine Pryor, daughter of former Winchester Mayor Thomas Moore Pryor. Irvin and Mary were the parents of two daughters. He was an alderman and, after Winchester was unincorporated, served as mayor until 1889, there being no record of the number of terms. In addition, he was on the Board of Trustees for Mary Sharp College. In 1896 he moved to Chattanooga where he died on October 31, 1899 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

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John Augustus Lawing 1883-1884

John Augustus Lawing, son of Andrew K. and Mary M. Darrell Lawing, was born December 15, 1845 in Winchester. From 1859-1862 he served an apprenticeship in cabinet making under Henry Hall, then operated a repair shop, and for a number of years was telegraph operator for the N C & St. L Railway. In addition he was postmaster at Athens, Alabama for two years. He was a member of the Winchester bar, was elected a magistrate in 1882 and served until 1894 when he was elected County Court Judge. He was Mayor of Winchester in 1883-1884 when the city became unincorporated. The following year Winchester had no mayor, aldermen, or town constable. 

James Martin Russey 1882-1883

James Martin Russey, son of James and Mary Elizabeth Cloud Russey, was born February 2, 1818 in Winchester. In 1848 he married Mary Ballard Burt. They were the parents of two sons. He was a farmer and owned and operated the Ballard House, an inn at Winchester. He was Mayor of Winchester in 1882-1883. He died June 13, 1890 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

Montgomery C. Forbes 1877-1882

Montgomery C. Forbes, son of John T. and Hannah Forbes, was born in 1838 in Tennessee. After teaching school for a time in Giles County and living with his brother Felix in New Market, Alabama, he returned to Winchester where he was a justice of the peace, Deputy County Court Clerk, and mayor from 1877-1882. He went to Nashville for a brief time then returned and lived in Anderson in eastern Franklin County where he was postmaster in 1894 and a justice of the peace until 1897. He was crippled and was a widower with no children. His date of death and place of burial are unknown.

Thomas J. Jackson 1875-1876 & 1863

Thomas J. Jackson was born in 1822 in Maryland. He moved to Winchester in the 1840s and was a carriage painter and a merchant of boots and shoes, dry goods, and groceries. He was a Winchester alderman, served as Circuit Court Clerk from 1866-1874, and was elected Mayor of Winchester in 1863 and again in 1875-1876. He married Mildred Christian Acklen in 1853. They were the parents of four children.

Thomas Moore Pryor 1874-1875 & 1871-72

Thomas Moore Pryor was born in 1800 in Ireland. He emigrated to the United States in the fall of 1819 and came to Winchester in 1823. In 1827 he filed for citizenship in the Franklin County Circuit Court. In 1837 he was appointed a commissioner for the Winchester and Salem Turnpike Company. That same year he married Nancy Dardis and they were the parents of three children. He was a clerk, ran a boarding house, was Franklin County Court Judge and Associate Justice of the Peace. He was Mayor of Winchester in 1871-1872 and again in 1874-1875. He died June 11, 1880 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery. 

Jesse Thomas Merrit 1873-1874

Jesse Thomas Merritt was born October 13, 1827 in Tennessee. He was living in Winchester by 1860 and was a saddle and harness manufacturer. He and his wife Sarah, a native of Steubenville, Ohio, had three children. He served as an alderman before being elected Mayor of Winchester in 1873-1874. He also served as Franklin County Coroner and Justice of the Peace. After his wife’s death in 1877, he lived with his children and grandchildren in Memphis and Jackson, Tennessee. He died in Jackson on November 18, 1916 and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.

John Frederick Vaughan, Sr. 1872-1873

John Frederick Vaughan, Sr., son of William Rufus and Elizabeth Gillespie Vaughan, was born September 19, 1835 in Jackson County, Alabama. He moved to Winchester by 1860 and was a manufacturer of tin. During the war he went to Talladega, Alabama and made gun caps and bullets for the Confederate Army. He returned to Winchester and married Julia Henderson Loughmiller in 1866. They were the parents of seven children. He owned a tin, stove, and hardware shop and was an alderman before being elected Mayor of Winchester in 1872-1873. He died May 10, 1893 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

Lewis S. A. Metcalfe 1870-1871 & 1868-1869

Lewis S. A. Metcalfe, son of Barnett and Letitia Martin Metcalfe, was born in Lexington, Kentucky on February 22, 1818. He attended schools in Huntsville, Alabama and graduated in medicine from Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky. He married Sarah A. Stamper in Franklin County, Tennessee in 1843. They were the parents of one daughter. He practiced medicine for ten years in Mississippi and Tennessee, read law and was admitted to the bar in 1852. He was briefly associated with The Home Journal newspaper. He practiced law in Winchester where he was mayor in 1868-1869 and 1870-1871. He was elected to represent Franklin County in the Tennessee General Assembly from 1885-1887. He died during his last term on July 26, 1886 at his home in Winchester and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

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William James Slatter 1869-1870 & 1866-1867

William James Slatter, son of James Rice and Rebecca Estill Slatter, was born February 22, 1833 in Winchester. In 1856, William J. helped establish The Winchester Appeal. After a year, the editor sold out his interest to Slatter who changed the name to The Home Journal. During the war he enlisted in Peter Turney’s 1st Tennessee Infantry for one year. He then took his printing press to Newnan, Georgia where he published the Winchester Daily Bulletin. He re-enlisted in the Confederate Army and served until the end of the war. In 1865 he married America Sweptson Greenwood who died of consumption. They were the parents of one child who died young. Slatter again published The Home Journal and was Mayor of Winchester in 1866-1867 and 1869-1870. In 1871 he married Volumnia Roberta Barrow, niece of Horace Lawson Hunley who built the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley. William J. and Roberta were the parents of five children. He was elected President of the Tennessee Press Association and represented Franklin County in the Tennessee General Assembly from 1895 to 1897. He died at the Confederate Soldiers’ Home near Nashville on June 18, 1917 and was buried in the cemetery on the grounds. 

William Stewart 1867-1868

William Stewart, son of James and Lydia Moorehead Stewart, was born April 15, 1791 in New Castle County, Delaware. In 1815 he married Elizabeth Decherd, who was born in 1796 in Abingdon, Virginia. They moved to Winchester in 1831 and were the parents of sixteen children. Confederate General Alexander Peter Stewart was one of their sons. After Elizabeth died in 1847, William married Mary Newman in 1853. They had no children. William, a Winchester merchant, alderman, and postmaster, served several years as County Trustee, Register of Deeds in 1865-1866, and was Mayor of Winchester in 1867-1868. He died in 1869 in Winchester.

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Burgess Templeton 1862

Burgess Templeton, son of Obediah and Rebecca Tyson Beall Templeton, was born June 26, 1819 in Iredell County, North Carolina.  He married Elizabeth M. Kirk of Rutherford County, Tennessee in 1847 and moved to Winchester in the 1850s.  He was a farmer, Winchester merchant, and a member of the Home Guard in Civil District 1 during the Civil War.  A card of thanks was published in the local newspaper for Mayor Templeton’s hospitality to the Confederate forces of Jackson’s Artillery from Georgia while they were in Winchester in the fall of 1862.  Burgess and his wife were the parents of nine children.  He died April 20, 1900 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

Harrison T. Carr 1860

Harrison T. Carr was born October 24, 1818 in Virginia. He moved to Winchester in the early 1850s and was a lawyer and Mayor of Winchester in 1860. He married Ann Weaver Estill in 1856. They were the parents of three children. He died August 2, 1897 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery. His home on First Avenue, N.W. was purchased by the Paulist Fathers in 1903 to be used for a parochial school, which was named the Winchester Academy. 

Francis Thomas Estill 1858

Francis Thomas Estill, son of Dr. Wallace W. and Eleanor Crabbe Estill, was born March 29, 1823 in Winchester. In 1842 he graduated from Nashville University and commenced the practice of law in 1845. He was a member of the State Legislature from Franklin County in 1847 and Mayor of Winchester in 1858. In addition he served as county surveyor and operated a tannery on Boiling Fork Creek near his home on Sharp Springs Road. He married Catherine Heslip Garner in 1846. They were the parents of fourteen children. He died at his home October 22, 1878 and was buried in Winchester City Cemetery.

John Frizzell 1856

John Frizzell, son of Nathan and Mary Jones Frizzell, was born September 8, 1829 in Bedford (now Coffee) County, Tennessee. In 1841 he moved with his parents to Winchester. In 1854 he was licensed to practice law and was in partnership with Arthur S. Colyar and Albert S. Marks. He served as a trustee of the Robert Donnell Female Institute and Mayor of Winchester in 1856. During the war he volunteered as a private in Colonel Peter Turney’s regiment but was commissioned as captain and placed in charge of transportation and the auditing of railroad accounts until the end of the war. For about two years after the war, he was associated in practice with Colonel Turney. In 1868 Frizzell moved to Nashville and was appointed judge referee for East Tennessee by the State Supreme Court. Judge Frizzell was married to Mary Sharp College graduate Matilda Winford in 1854. They were the parents of five children. He died in Nashville in 1894.

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