Grainger, Job (or Jobe)

There is little extent biographical information on Jobe Grainger. According to contemporary accounts, Grainger was an African Americans man who lived in Simpson County until 1891.  He worked as a farmhand in the town of Franklin near the Kentucky-Tennessee border. His name was various spellings in different newspapers, as “Job” or “Jobe.” He also went […]

Skaggs, Will

Will Skaggs was born in approximately 1875 to Margarett and Levi Skaggs in Rich Pond, Warren County, Kentucky.  Will was their only child. The 1880 census indicates that he was 5 years old in 1880. An article from the Nashville Tennessean mentions Will’s father as John Skaggs, but no such man has been found. The […]

Pullim, Sam (also listed as Sam Pulliam)

There are  two versions of Sam Pulliam’s last name, Pullim and Pulliam. For this biography, the last name “Pullim” will be used as that is what was recorded in the 1880 census. Sam was born sometime in 1864 to his mother, Mary Pullim, and his father, Dave Pullim. Sam had a brother named James who […]