Thomas Franklin INGRAM (1860-1939)
SENATE, 59th and 60th General Assemblies, 1915-19; representing counties of Roane, Anderson, Bradley, James, and McMinn; Republican. Born at Kingston, Roane County, May 27, 1860; son of Moses L. and Amanda (BREAZEALE) INGRAM. Attended Roane County public schools. First married Jan. 1, 1880, to Mary Adeline HALL, daughter of Sanford HALL; she died Mar. 11, 1908; nine children by this marriage--Charles Martin, Lillie May, Moses E., Amanda J., Annie Jackson, Margaret Lee, Thomas Reed, Franklin, and Herbert; second marriage Sept. 5, 1910, to Margaret ALLISON; one child by this marriage--James Melton. Engaged in farming near Kingston; acquired, 1910, the Exchange Hotel, Kingston, which he continued to operate number of years. Elected constable, 1896; sheriff, 1900-1906; circuit court clerk, 1909-17; county judge, 1918-34. Member Republican Executive Committee for congressional district. Deacon in Baptist Church; member Union Lodge No. 38, Free and Accepted Masons; Indexpendent Order of Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Died at Kingston Nov. 14, 1939; buried in Bethel Cemetery.
Sources: Information supplied by son, James M. INGRAM, Kingston; Rockwood Times, Sept. 16, 1909; Feb. 14, 1916; Aug. 8, 1918; Aug. 5, 1926; Feb. 10, Nov. 16, 1939; Blake, Lawmakers and Public Men of Tennessee, 52; Wells, History of Roane County, 143, 209; Moore and Foster, Tennessee, The Volunteer State, III, 1817-18; Hale and Merritt, Tennessee and Tennesseans, 2543-44; Tenn. Vital Statistics, Death Certificate, 24648.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.