P. B. Nance 

P. B. Nance, now a resident of this, the Seventh Civil District, was born March 7, 1845 in Rutherford County. His father, William W. Nance, was born June 22, 1812, and died August 19, 1882, after having lived in this portion of the South since 1850. The mother of our subject, Theodocia B. (Goodloe) Nance, was born in 1820, and is still living. Our subject passed his youthful days on the farm, and worked on the same till the fall of 1862, at which time he entered the Confederate service in Company F, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, where he remained up to the time of Hood’s retreat. He then returned home, and for one year was engaged in agricultural pursuits, after which he was engaged as salesman for J. F. Robertson. At the end of three years he bought out his employer, and sold goods for about four years on his own responsibility. In the fall of 1873 he closed out his business and again engaged in farming. In 1877 he engaged in the merchandise business at Alamo, which he continued till January, 1882, after which he engaged in the hardware and drug business till 1885. He was married September 14, 1872, to Mollie E. Robertson, and the result of this union is three children: Henry B., Moses Franklin and William Bryant who died in infancy. Mr. Nance and wife are worthy members of the Christian Church, and he is a Democrat in politics. They also adopted a child at the age of eighteen months, and named him Arthur Nance, an exceedingly bright boy, now in his twelfth year, and is far advanced in his studies.

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