William G Nuckolls

Goodspeeds History of Tennessee, Hardeman County 1887

William Nuckolls, an old and highly esteemed resident of Hardeman County, was born August 15, 1804, in Robertson County, Tenn. His parents were Richard and Temperance (Walton) Nuckolls; both were natives of Virginia and came to Middle Tennessee about 1798. They had a family of five sons and two daughters, our subject being the youngest and only surviving one. He received a very limited education. In 1824 he located in Hardeman County where he has since resided. In 1852 he wedded Zarilda Cotton, who was born in 1818. To them were born six children, of whom two sons and two daughters are living. Mr. Nuckolls was for a short time magistrate, having received his appointment from Brownlow. He has been a Democrat nearly all his life and during the war was a strong Union man. His chief occupation has been the saw-mill business in which he has amassed quite a snug fortune. He is also interested in farming. He began life without capital but by industry and attention to his affairs is now the possessor of about 2,600 acres of fine land. He has lived in Hardeman County many years and is universally regarded as an able, substantial and worthy citizen. Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Nuckolls have ever united with any denomination.

Minutes of the Walnut Grove Church

June 21th 1874, The church met persuant to adjournment. sermon by the pastor, Elder J. H. Curry. Text Gal. 5 chapter, 15 verses. After which the church sat in conference and transacted the following business: 1st, opened the way for the reception of members. No application was made. 2nd, Reference called for, the minute of last meeting absent. Bro. McDaniel asked further time to report getting Sister Nelsons letter of dismission. 3rd, A notice being served on Brother William Nuckolls & wife by Bro. McDaniel

reports that they live a considerable distance from the church and will attend as often as they can and that they attend church regularly at Toon’s Station. On motion adjourned to meet next regular meeting.

J.H. Curry Moderator

C.C. McDaniel, Clk protem


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