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Flowers left for William Bate
Born October 7, 1826, in Sumner County. Veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars Elected to the Legislature from Sumner county in 1849. Graduated from the Lebanon Law School in 1852. Served as Attorney-General of the Nashville District for six years from 1854. Presidential Elector on the Breckinridge and Lane ticket in 1860.Private, Captain, Colonel, Brigadier-General and Major-General in theConfederate Army, 1861-65. Delegate to the Democratic National Committeefrom Tennessee for twelve years. Elector for the State-at-Large on theTilden and Hendricks Ticket in 1876. Elected Governor of Tennessee in1882, re-elected in 1884. Elected United States Senator in 1887, tosucceed W. C. Whittborne; re-elected 1893, 1899, and 1905. Died at Washington, D. C., at 6 a. m., March 9, 1905. Buried at Nashville March13, 1905, in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. [Date 3/15/1905, Vol. III, No. 6, Page4]
 Added: Dec. 3, 2010

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