18 November 2009

The Life of Colonel Joseph Hayes Acklen

Retrieved from the vertical files at the Franklin Co., TN, Library, in Winchester, Tennessee, was a brief biography of Colonel Joseph Hayes Acklen, son of Adelicia Acklin, written on stationery of Julia M. Barker, a Detroit real estate agent:

A letter from Detroit, on Julia M. Barker's letterhead stationery, from P. E. Landis, regarding her (Ms. Pauline Landis's) father, Col. Joseph Hayes Acklen.

Julia M. Barker
Little Farms
Business Property
7__ - 732? Lafayette Bldg.
Detroit, Mich.
[From Mrs. P. E. Landis]

Col. Joseph Hayes Acklen --
Was educated by private tutors. Graduated in __ foreign ___, Burlington College and Lebanon Law School, Tenn -
Commenced and continued law practice since 1871 - Elected as Democrat to 45th and 46th Congresses from Louisiana - Elected President Bar Ass. of Tenn - General Insurance Counsel Tenn -- Counsel in Tenn - for St. L. & S. F. R.R.
Chairman eight years Davidson County Democratic Executive Committee - Member State Executive Committee - State Warden Department Game, Fish and Forestry for ten years. Author Game, Fish and Forestry Laws for Tenn, author of numerous articles on ornithology, fish culture, forestry and field sports - General Counsel National Ass. Game Fish Commissioners U.S. until 1912, when elected President--

See the Colonel Joseph Hayes Acklen family in the 1900 TN Census here. Col. Joseph Hayes Acklen was in the 1850 TN Census here and in the (1870) Census here, with his famous mother, Adelicia Hayes Acklen.

Mrs. Jeannette Tillotson Acklen was born on Nov 1871 in Missouri; her DAR information can be found here. Children of Joseph and Jeannette Acklen: Jeannette, Catherine, and Pauline.

Here's to Joseph Hayes Acklen and his most interesting life.

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