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Jeremiah Acuff: Jeremiah Acuff was born in Granger co. Tn. March 14, 1806. WAs educated in his birth county, and followed the vocation of farming there till 1836, when he moved to Polk Co. Missouri.His parents were John and Nancy Watson Acuff, the former a native of Va., who died in Granger Co.Tn shortly after the civil war, and the mother a native of the same State, and died in the same county as her husband in 1856.Jeremiah followed blacksmithing in Missouri, and , in 1837, bought a claim which he kept and improved. He went into the government land office in 1839, and entered a tract of 160 acres,where he resided till 1864.After some other trades and removals he finally traded for a bigger house at WAlnut Grove, now occupied by his son and himself, son and Chithim General Store to which B.J. Acuff is successor and sole proprietor. Mr. A was married December 12, 1826 to Rebecca Cates, who died in Walnut Grove January 27, 1882. He and his wife had seven children, six now living four sons and two daughters.this is the Greene County Missouri history around 1883..
B.Y.Acuff This enterprising gentleman is a Missourian by birth, his nativity being Polk Co. where he was born Aug. 31, 1840. His father was a Tennesseean, and was born in 1806 and is still living at his writing, his home being at Walnut Grove. Mr. Acuff's mother was REbecca Cates, who died Jan. 27,1882. the subject of this sketch was educated in the schools of his native county, and began life as a farmer, which vocation he followed till 1876, when he came to Walnut Grove, this county Greene, and opened a general merchandise store. Coming to the place when it first started, Mr Acuff has been in the lead of every enterprise to advance the interest of Walnut Grove. Hiswas the pioneer mercantile house of the village, and in one sense he may be called the father of the town. IN 1863 Mr Acuff enlisted in the state militia and served two years, mostly in Polk Co. He was married April 1, 1876 to Carrie Hawk, daughter of David Hawk, a prominent citizen of Polk Co, he has two children both daughters.Mr. Acuff is a freemason of good standing and is regarded as one of the most enterprising and public spirited citizens of this county. He has by thrift and industry, amassed a good property, thus showing what may always be accomplished by energetic and painstaking efforts.
Hon. Coram Acuff, lawyer, was born in Granger co. Tn Aug 23, 1846, the son of Simeon and Susan Strange Acuff, the former of German origin, born in this country in 1818, still living anda minister of the Missionary Baptist Church.He entered the ministry about 1840. The mother was born in 1816, and died1882, a member of said church. Our subject, the fourth of eight children, received a fair education, finishing at Walnut Grove, Knox Co. after he was married. IN july 1862 he joined Company D, First Tennessee Federal Infantry. He was at one time taken prisioner, but soon taken to Rutledge Tenn. where his old teacher, Ben Peck and his father's family physician, Dr. J.P. Legg procured his parole; he soon returnedand served until Jun e 1865.He farmed, taught and attended school until 1874when he was elected county clerk of Union Co. and was twice re elected serving twelve years.In 1886 he was admitted to the bar, havingread and learned of the lawy during his clerkship. He was a representative of two counties in the Leg. in 1887-1888.He married Nancy Ellen Clapp, of Maynardville June 23, 1870 where they since resided.They have three sons and one daughterCharles B; Frank P/ S.E. Neill and Ella ZeillHe and his wife are Missionary Baptists and he is an influential Republican. He is a devoting his time to his profession as a lawyer..
Union County TennHistory.. Hope this helps...