T. J. NUNN

T. J. NUNN, attorney at law, was born March 9, 1846. His grandfather, Ira Nunn, settled in Crittenden County prior to the beginning of the present century. He was born in Georgia, and died in Crittenden County, at an advanced age, in 1852. John Nunn, subject's father, was born in Crittenden County, March 23,1812, and is still living. He is a farmer, and also proprietor of a general store in the town of Weston on the Ohio River. Subject's mother, Emily H. Nunn, was a daughter of Arthur Love, of Kentucky. She died September 12, 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Nunn reared a family of nine children: Harriett M., (deceased), Ira D., Samuel A., Sarah L., Eli L., F. D., T. J., Ann B., Emily C. (Mrs. John Addie). Mr. Nunn next married, in 1870, Miss Clarissa Crowell, by whom he has two children. T. J. Nunn was born in Crittenden County, and received his early education in the select schools of Marion. He commenced teaching when about nineteen years of age; in 1867 he commenced the study of law in Marion, under the instruction of S. Hodge, in whose office he remained one year. In 1868 he was appointed deputy sheriff under R. M. Walker, the duties of which position he discharged one term. He received license to practice his profession December 7, 1866, his examination having been conducted by Judges Cissell and Bennett, of Henderson and Smithland, respectively. Since his admission to the bar, he has made a flattering record and at present has a very lucrative practice. He was elected county judge in 1874, which office he filled one term--four years. Mr. Nunn was married April 21, 1869, to Sallie A., daughter of I. N. Clement, of Crittenden County. Clement S., Emma Miles, John L. and Nar Nellie are the names of the four children who gladden the home of our subject. Mr. and Mrs. Nunn are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; he belongs to the Masonic fraternity and votes the Democratic ticket.

 

Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 735.