Biographical Sketches: T Surnames
Tedder, J. B.
J. B. Tedder, a farmer and butcher at Rockwood, was born in 1829 in Roane County. He is the fifth of eight children of John and Mary (Robeson) Tedder. The father was born in Greene County, N. C., and when twenty-one years of age came to Tennessee, settling in Roane County. The mother was born and raised in Jefferson County, Tenn., and when quite small came to Roane County with her parents. John Tedder was an internal revenue officer for several years. J. B. Tedder was married, November 10, 1862, to Miss Sarah J. Shadden, a daughter of John and Betsey (Mitchell) Shadden. To this union seven children have been born: Eugene S, John, Joseph, William, Mary E. (deceased), Charles and Gideon. Mr. Tedder is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He has an interest of 100 acres in the farm, where he now lives, and also owns 200 acres in Cumberland County. He is a Republican in politics. John Tedder was of Welsh and Mrs. Tedder of English and French descent. Source: History of Tennessee (Chicago, IL, Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1887), 1080.
Turner, James Columbus
Insurance man; borne Roane Co., Oct. 8, 1860; Irish descent; son of Wm. C. and Louise J. (Smith) Turner; father, farmer; educated Burritt College, Spencer, Tenn.; married Mary Lee Barnett, March 24, 1898; began his business career as bookkeeper in the mercantile business; Republican; member I. O. O. F., Jr. Order, Financial Secretary; member Church of Christ. Source: Who's Who in Tennessee (Memphis, TN, Paul & Douglass Company, 1911), 497.