|Birth: ||Mar., 1864|
Son of Dr. Thomas J. Coward and Obedience H. Young Coward.
In the 1880 Census he was living with his parents at age 16.
The following information was sent by FAG member dchintx:
D. R. Coward, a prominent young lawyer of Clinton, was born in Clinton, March 13, 1864, the son of Dr. T. J. and O. (Young) Coward. Dr. Coward is the son of Isaac Coward, a native of Tennessee, whose ancestors were of English birth, and came to America, landing at Charleston, S. C., and working his way across the mountains of Tennessee. He began the practice of Medicine in Anderson County, at an early date, and continued with slight intermissions, until about 1874, when he retired from active practice. He is now a resident of Clinton, and is the oldest and best known physician in the county, having a reputation second to none in this section of the county. During the gold fever he went to California where he remained for awhile, and then returned by way of the Isthmus. The mother was born in Anderson County in 1833, and is the daughter of Samuel C. Young and wife (nee Hall) both natives of Tennessee, of Scotch-Irish origin, and among the oldest families of the county.
Our subject was reared and partly educated at Clinton, and spent three years in the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He then began the study of law with Messrs. Young and Sawyer of Clinton, and was admitted to the bar in March, 1886, and at once began practice. Upon the retirement of Judge D. K. Young from the circuit bench, he formed with that gentleman their present co-partnership.
In November, 1885, he married Minnie Jarnagin, who was born at Knoxville, Tenn., in 1864, and is the daughter of Richard and Ada (Sneed) Jarnagin. her grandfather, Maj. John Jarnagin, was one of the most prominent citizens of Anderson County. Thomas J. is their only child, born August 1, 1886.
--Excerpts from Godspeed's History of Tennessee, originally published in 1886--
Thomas J Coward (1822 - 1898)
Obedience H Young Coward (1833 - 1907)
Richard Whitman Coward (1895 - 1973)*
Note: For genealogy purposes.
Old Clinton Baptist Church Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 18, 2012
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