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BIOGRAPHY - Margaret C. Yancey & John G. Tunstill

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BIOGRAPHY - Margaret C. Yancey & John G. Tunstill

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: yancey, tunstill
John G. Tunstill and Margaret C. Yancey
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John G. Tunstill, another prominent and enterprising citizen of
Goshen, was born in Wilson County. Tenn., April 21, 1835, and is the
son of John S. and Eliza (Baldwin) Tunstill. The father was born in
Virgina about 1775, and came to Tennessee soon after marriage. He died
in Wilson County, Tenn., in [p.1030] 1842. He was a tailor by
occupation, but also carried on farming. The mother was also born in
Virginia, at Petersburg, and died in Logan County, Ky., about 1863.
John G. Tunstill was the youngest child but one born to his father by
his second marriage. He remained in Wilson County, Tenn., until
fourteen years of age, and then moved to Logan County, Ky., where he
was married in 1859, and afterward moved to Southeastern Arkansas,
where he followed farming, and continued this occupation until he
moved to Goshen. He had one-half interest in a drug store in Hamburg,
Ark., with a brother. During the war he was in Company G, First Trans-
Mississippi Regiment, and was second chief commissary of the western
department most of the time. He served nearly four years in the
Confederate army. In 1876 he removed to Oxford's Bend, in Goshen
Township, and farmed here very successfully for six years. He then
began the erection of the Goshen Mill, and after selling the farm
moved to Goshen, and purchased a farm here. He also purchased a farm
of 230 acres in Richland, 140 under cultivation. Mr. Tunstill has
given his son one-third interest in the mill. He engaged in
merchandising six years ago, and continued the same until July 1,
1888, when he sold out to J. A. Bryant & Co., and is now engaged in
running his farms and in dealing in stock. He has been very successful
in all his business transactions. He was married in 1856 to Miss
Margaret C. Yancey, of Kentucky, and the results of this union were
ten children, four deceased: James A. (connected with the mill), John
W. (a farmer), Charles S., William M., Mary V. and George G. Those
deceased were named Eliza H., Owen, Maggie and Homer G. Mr. Tunstill
is a Democrat in polities, is a Master Mason, and is a strictly moral,
upright man. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and
Mrs. Tunstill of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

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