|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1827|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1923|
According to the death certificate his parents were Jeptha Gardner and Emily Brooks.
The following is from the book "Red River Settlers" (published 1980), by Edythe Rucker Whitley, page 85:
"Dr. J. Almus Gardner, one of six children of Jeptha and Emily Gardner, was born at Dresden on 12 January 1827 and was probably the first male child born in the town. Dr. Gardner studied medicine in the office of Drs. Edwards and Gardner, then entered medical college known as the University of Louisville, Kentucky, where he graduated as an M. D. in 1848. Dr. Gardner took up practice in Dresden where he remained until 1866. In 1850, he married Martha, born in 1833, the daughter of Hillary and Unity Bondurant. Dr. and Mrs. Gardner were the parents of Inez, Chaley (died young), and Eunice (wife of Warren Baker).
"After leaving Dresden, Dr. Gardner located at Gardner's Station, a village near the home of his uncle, Colonel Gardner. Dr. Gardner was a Mason, and his family belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church."
Dr. J. Almus Gardner, was the first male child born in Dresden, Tennessee. (this information form Historical Address delivered by Col. John A. Gardner atDresden, Tn. , July 4, 1876.)
Martha Emaline Bondurant Gardner (1832 - 1914)
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Nov 21, 2011
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