Robert N. Herbert

ROBERT N. HERBERT, M. D., is a native of Williamson County, Tenn., his birth occurring near the village of Brentwood September 27, 1842, son of Robert N. and Elizabeth (Cummins) Herbert, and of English origin. His parents were born in Davidson County, Tenn., the father in 1811, and the mother in 1814. Of a family of nine children our subject is the fifth. He spent his boyhood days on a farm and in attending the common schools. At the breaking out of the late civil War he enlisted in Company B, Twentieth Tennessee Infantry, and served four years to a day, participating in some of the most hotly contested battles of the war. He began the study of medicine upon his return home, under Dr. B. W. Carmack, and graduated from the Nashville Medical College in 1867, and the same year located at Campbellsville, Giles Co., Tenn., where he has since been a successful practitioner of the healing art. December 7, 1866, he was married to Wessie Reams, who died September 2, 1874. November 14, 1846, Dr. Herbert married Kittle Rogers, and four children have blessed their union: Robert C., Mary Wessie, Annie L. and Sallie E. Dr. Herbert is it Democrat, a Mason, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County