• House of Representati
  • Prior to his election to Congress, he had been a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (1841-1845), served as U.S. Minister to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1845-1847), and fought as a major in the Mexican-American War. (wikipedia.org)
  • A leader of the state's Whigs, he served in both the Tennessee Senate and Tennessee House of Representatives, and was an unsuccessful candidate for governor on the Opposition ticket in 1859. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1851, Netherland was elected to the Hawkins County seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives. (wikipedia.org)
  • Governor
  • He ran for Governor of Tennessee in 1861, but lost to the secessionist incumbent, Isham G. Harris. (wikipedia.org)
  • Earl Buford Ellington (June 27, 1907 - April 3, 1972) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1959 to 1963, and again from 1967 to 1971. (wikipedia.org)
  • politician
  • played professionally in Europe Bo Wallace, former University of Mississippi Rebels three-year starting quarterback David Wills, country music singer John Frank Wilson (born in Pulaski), Civil War officer, Arkansas and Arizona politician Doug Wolaver, horse trainer who won the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship three times Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625. (wikipedia.org)
  • John Netherland (September 20, 1808 - October 4, 1887) was an American attorney and politician, active primarily in mid-19th century Tennessee. (wikipedia.org)
  • History
  • Lake County High School Clifton Cates (1893-1970), 19th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Carl Perkins, musician Jerry Reese, general manager of the New York Giants Abigail Hyde, "Tipton County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. (wikipedia.org)
  • Michael John Neill, Burned Counties in Family History Circle . (familysearch.org)
  • Confederate
  • During a major expedition into East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, a Union Army unit attacked Confederate troops at Blountville. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1865, during the early days of the Reconstruction Era, the city became the birthplace of the first Ku Klux Klan (KKK), founded by six Tennessee veterans of the Confederate Army. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kingsport
  • While John was still an infant, the family moved to Kingsport, Tennessee, where his parents established a stagecoach stop known as the Netherland Inn. (wikipedia.org)
  • He was admitted to the bar in 1829, and briefly moved to Franklin, Tennessee, before returning to Kingsport upon the death of his father. (wikipedia.org)
  • state
  • The county was created in 1787 and named for Benjamin Hawkins, a U.S. Senator from North Carolina, the state which it was a part of at that time. (wikipedia.org)
  • The county legislative body sets a property tax rate which, along with revenues from other county taxes and fees as well as state and federal monies allocated to the county, are used to fund the budget. (wikipedia.org)
  • The county seat of Jackson was the most significant city in West Tennessee and this was designated as a site for the State Supreme Court in this part of the state. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has paid attendance more than double that of the Tennessee State Fair. (wikipedia.org)
  • Netherland was elected to the 1st district's seat in the state senate in 1833, when he was just 25 years old. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1847, he was among the candidates considered by the state legislature to replace Spencer Jarnagin in the United State Senate, but the seat went to John Bell. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recalling respective speeches the candidates gave at the Tennessee State Capitol in May, Randal McGavock, a friend of Harris, described Harris's speech as "able and dignified," while Netherland's speech was "filled with anecdotes and humorous sayings, but not very sound. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1953, the Tennessee State Constitution was amended, extending the gubernatorial term from two years to four years. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1961, several Tennessee State University students who had participated in the Freedom Rides were expelled after Ellington ordered an investigation into their activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • The county is named after "Tennessee state legislator Howell L. Pickett. (familysearch.org)
  • Originally organized as Tennessee County, North Carolina and the name was susequently changed to Montgomery County when Tennessee became a State. (familysearch.org)
  • Henry
  • In October 1852, Netherland was badly injured in a wagon accident while travelling to Calhoun, Tennessee, with Gustavus Henry and Charles McClung McGhee to stump for Scott. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1967
  • Likewise, the Butler Act, which Scopes was supposed to have violated-though it was never invoked again-remained on the books until 1967, when it was repealed by the Tennessee Legislature. (wikipedia.org)
  • Found
  • Away up in an extreme corner of Tennessee I found them - them or it, for what I found is a remnant of a lost or forgotten race, huddled together in a sterile and isolated strip of land in one of the most inaccessible quarters of Tennessee. (melungeon.org)