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  • ID: I2528
  • Name: Joseph Brown HEISKELL
  • Surname: Heiskell
  • Given Name: Joseph Brown
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 Nov 1823 in Tennessee
  • Death: 8 Mar 1913 in Memphis,Shelby County,Tennessee 1
  • _UID: 99C21D4AA74FD0498D168B4367B3131281B0
  • Change Date: 25 Jun 2006 at 01:00:00

    Marriage 1 Lucy L. WATKINS b: 1844 in Fayette County,Tennessee

      1. Title: Other--
        Page: TENNESSEE, THE VOLUNTEE STATE,1769-1923, VOL.3;
        Note: Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769?1923: Volume 3 [p.191] HON. FREDERICK HUGH HEISKELL. General Joseph Brown Heiskell served as a member of the Tennessee legislature in 1858 and was chairman of the committee that prepared the original Tennessee code and the one still in use. He was a member of the Confederate congress during the Civil war and in many ways left the impress of his individuality and ability upon the history of the state. He took up the practice of law in Madisonville, Tennessee, and later removed to Rogersville. While on a visit to his home in that place during a recess in the Confederate congress near the close of the Civil war he was captured by Federal troops and was imprisoned at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, until hostilities were over. When he had been released he located in Memphis, Tennessee, where he continued in the active practice of his profession until his demise. He was again called to public office, being made a member of the state constitutional convention of 1870. Born on the 5th of November, 1823, he was therefore eighty-nine years of age when he passed away on the 8th of March, 1913. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Sarah Ann McKinney, was a daughter of John A. McKinney, a prominent member of the Rogersville bar. Her death occurred when she had reached the age of sixty-eight years. She was the mother of seven children, five of whom reached adult age and four are still living. General Heiskell married again, his second wife being Lucy L. Watkins.
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