Falkner, Jefferson Manly was born on July 14, 1843 in Randolph Company, Alabama, United States. Son of Jefferson and Samantha (Breed) Falkner.
Entered Mercer University at age of 16, left 2 years later to enlist as private in his father’s cavalry company. Served 4 years; promoted to captain. After surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston, farmer 2 years.
Studied law, admitted to bar at Montgomery, 1868.
Andrew Cameron. District attorney for Alabama for Louisville & Nashville R.R. since 1890. Alderman, Montgomery, 4 years. 2 terms city attorney Montgomery.