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James Davidson Tillman

James Davidson Tillman, American lawyer, farmer. Member Tennessee House of Representatives, 1870, Senate, 1873, 1893, 1901.

Background

  • Tillman, James Davidson was born on November 25, 1841 in Bedford Company, Tennessee, United States. Son of Lewis and Mary Catherine (Davidson) Tillman.

  • Education

    • Brother of Abram Martin, Samuel Escue and George N. T. (all. Graduated from the University of Nashville, 1860, and attended law school, Cumberland U., but left for war.

    Career

    • Entered C.S.A. as Lieutenant in a company from Shelbyville. Taken prisoner at Fort Donelson. Was at Johnson’s Island until exchanged, September, 1862.

      Elected Lieutenant-colonel 41st Tennessee Regiment, C.S.A., September, 1862. Colonel, 1863; commanded regiment at Chickamauga, where he was severely wounded at Snodgrass Hill. Upon recovery resumed command, later colonel 3d Consolidated Tennessee regiment.

      Surrendered with Joe Johnston’s army in North Carolina. Removed to Fayetteville and practiced law, 1865-1895.

    Membership

    Member Tennessee House of Representatives, 1870, Senate, 1873, 1893, 1901.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Frances Bonner, 1865.
    • father: Lewis Tillman
    • mother: Mary Catherine (Davidson) Tillman
    • spouse: Mary Frances Bonner
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