Mark McNairy

MARK McNAIRY, farmer, and a native of Giles County, Tenn., was born November 1, 1833, son of Frank and Mary McNairy, natives of Tennessee, who were married in Giles County about 1830, and were the parents of four children: Robert, Mark, John F. and William J. The father died in 1837 and the mother in 1853. The subject of this sketch received a fair education in the common schools, and subsequently attended the Giles College at Pulaski. In 1845 he moved to that town and was engaged in trading until 1865. In 1858 he led to the altar Lute Maxwell, daughter of William A. and Deula Maxwell, of Giles County, Tenn. By this marriage Mr. McNairy became the father of four children: Roy, Lycurgus, Minnie and Ellen. Mr.McNairy is a Democrat in Politics and of Irish lineage. In 1865 he moved to the farm where he is now living, which consists of 240 acres. He has been successful at his occupation and is a prosperous, industrious farmer.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County