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Hon. David C. Slaughter

Posted by stewart-slaughter 
Hon. David C. Slaughter
October 02, 2011 08:38PM
Does anyone know the death date of:
Hon. David C. Slaughter
Born 1831
Lived in Tipton County, Tennessee.
Moved to Shelby County, TN. Was a TN State Senator.
Married Susannah Amanda Overall.

Goodspeed's:
Hon. David C. Slaughter, chairman of the Shelby County Court, was born in Greenville, N. C., August 25, 1831, and is the son of Abner and Mary (Cannon) Slaughter, both natives. of North Carolina. In March, 1832, the parents moved to Tipton County, where they located and passed the remainder of their lives on a plantation near Covington, both dying in 1871. They were most exemplary citizens. Our subject was reared and educated on his father's plantation, and in 1858 was elected sheriff of Tipton County and served four years. In March, 1866, he was re-elected to the same office, and in 1868 was again re-elected, a merited recognition of his standing and prominence in the county. In August, 1869, he resigned and was elected State senator. He served until 1871 and then followed agricultural pursuits in Tipton County until February, 1877, when he removed to Shelby County and located on a small plantation where he yet resides. In 1878 he was elected magistrate and became cashier for George B. Fleece, county trustee. He served as cashier two years and as magistrate ever since. From 1882 to 1885 he served as adjuster of claims against the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, and in January, 1886, he was elected chairman of the county court, in which position he is yet serving, to the acceptance of the people. In 1850 he married Susan A. Overall, of Tipton County. They have three sons and three daughters living. He is a Royal Arch Mason, a member of the K. of H., K. & L. of H. and the A. O. U. W., and himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.