|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1846|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1931|
This was Roy Acuff's grandfather.
Goodspeed's "BIOGRAPHY OF UNION COUNTY, TENNESSEE (1887)" - "Hon. Coram Acuff, lawyer, was born in Grainger County August 23, 1846, the son of Simeon and Susan, (nee Strange) Acuff.... He served in Company D, First Tennessee Federal Infantry.... [In 1874] he was elected county court clerk of Union County, and was twice re-elected, serving twelve years. In 1886 he was admitted to the bar, having read and learned of the law during his clerkship. He was a representative of two counties in the Legislature in 1887-88." According to family historian Judd Acuff, Coram, while a Representative in the Tennessee General Assembly in 1887-1889, was the first former Federal soldier in the Tennessee Legislature who voted in favor of pensions for Confederate veterans. Coram also served as Union County Clerk from 1896-1910.
~~ provided by: L. K. Perry
Simeon Acuff (1818 - 1893)
Nancy Ellen Clapp Acuff (1849 - 1908)
Charles B. Acuff (1872 - 1946)*
Millard Sevier Acuff (1889 - 1931)*
Created by: Diane & John
Record added: Jul 05, 2007
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