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Wesley Raymond Featherston

Male 1845 - 1924  (78 years)


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  • Name Wesley Raymond Featherston  [1
    Born 10 Apr 1845  Robertson County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1


    • Biographical Appendix to the History of Robertson County

      W. R. Featherston, merchant, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, is a native ofthe State and was born April 10, 1845, son of J. W. and Emily (Jackson)Featherson. The father was born in Virginia in 1821, and came toTennessee about 1830, where he farmed and taught school. Our subjectremained at home until twenty-two years of age. He graduated from theCedar Hill Academy in 1865. He then farmed two years and clerked for G.W. Davis eight mouths. He then became a partner of S. J. Alley in themerchandise business. Soon after Mr. Alley retired and W. Dardon becamehis partner. A year later Mr. Featherston became sole proprietor, andJanuary 2, 1878, was married to Miss M. E. Long. They have one child,Bertha F., now about four years of age. Our subject is one of CedarHill's leading business men and is honest and upright in all hisdealings. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal ChurchSouth, and he is a member of the F. & A. M., and a stanch Democratpolitically.
    Gender Male 
    Anecdote Abt 1886  [1
    • Sources: (1) Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, Robertson County pgs.1148-1149
      'W. R. Featherston merchant, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, is a nativeof the State and was born April 10, 1845, son of J.W. and Emily(Jackson)Featherston. The father was born in Virginia in 1821, and cameto Tennessee about 1830, where he farmed and taught school. Our subjectremained at home until twenty-two years of age. He graduated from theCedar Hill Academy in 1865. He then farmed two years and clerked forG.W. Davis eight months. He then became a partner of S.J. Alley in themerchandise(e) business. Soon after Mr. Alley retired and W. Dardonbecame his partner. A year later, Mr. Featherston became soleproprietor, and January 2, 1878, was married to Miss M.E. Long. Theyhave one child, Bertha F., now about four years of age. Our subject isone of Cedar Hill's leading business men and is honest and upright inall his dealings. He and wife are members of the Methodist EpiscopalChurch South, and he is a member of the F. and A.M., and a staunchDemocrat, politically.'
    Name Ramy Featherston  [1
    Reference Number 52578 
    Died 02 Apr 1924  Robertson County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I52578  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2014 

    Father Joshua Wood Featherston,   b. 14 Feb 1820, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1899, Robertson County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Emily Maria Price Jackson,   b. 05 Nov 1829, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1912, Cedar Hill, Robertson County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1844  Robertson County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F15691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth Long,   b. Mar 1857, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1930, Robertson County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 02 Jan 1878  [1
    Children 
     1. Beulah Frances Featherston,   b. 16 Aug 1882, Robertson County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1954, Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. James Wood Featherston,   b. 23 Feb 1886, Robertson County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1940, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Raymond Bailey Featherston,   b. 03 Mar 1892, Robertson County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1965, Robertson County, Kentucky, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. William Ray Featherston,   b. 21 Feb 1895, Cedar Hill, Robertson County, Indiana, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1967, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F15694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014).