WWI Monument in Knoxville Tennessee

Bledsoe County, Tennessee, World War 1 Veterans

This index reports that 174 individuals served from Bledsoe County during World War I. There were 154 soldiers in the Army, 5 of which were officers. There were 12 sailors in the Navy, 1 of which was an officer. There were 3 Marines in the Marine Corps. There were 5 fraudulent enlistments, discharges, dishonorable discharges, or desertions.

Sewell Howard

Biography of Sewell Howard

Sewell Howard was born November 23, 1856 in Morgan County, Tennessee, the son of Nathan and Christine Cook Howard. He attended the public schools of Morgan County before moving to Rockwood with his parents at the age of ten. His coming to Rockwood antedated by two years, the founding of the town and the establishment of the Roane Iron Company here in 1868. When a young man, he became an employee of that industry, remaining with the Company until 1885, when he formed a partnership with J.N. Baker and entered the general contracting business. Shortly after the new organization, the …

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