Mark S. Waters

DR. MARK S. WATERS, physician, and owner of the farm "Wood Lawn," was born August 30, 1833, the eldest of three children of David M. and Sarah F. (Toland) Waters, who were born in South Carolina and Alabama in 1813 and 1814, and died in 1860 and 1830; respectively. Our subject received the rudiments of his education in the common schools, and completed his literary education at Cumberland University. He began reading medicine with Dr. Elihu Edmundson, and attended two courses of lectures, and graduated from the old University of Nashville and later from the old University of New York, and now possesses an extensive practice. April 7, 1857, Maggie M. White, born April 20, 1835, became his wife. She is a daughter, of James and Matilda M. (Gooch) White, who were born in Georgia and North Carolina in 1794 and 1800, respectively. The father died in 1877. H& was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was pronounced one of nature's purest and best men. Our subject served in his professional capacity two years in the late war, but finally resigned his commission at Dalton, Ga. Dr. Waters is a conservative Democrat, well posted on the politics of the day. He and wife are parents of the following children: Thomas M., David S. (a promising young man and a medical graduate of the old University of Nashville), James W., Archibald C., Addison K., Guy S., Maggie L. and Fannie T. Dr. Waters is a Mason, and owns 280 acres of good land. He is a generous citizen and aids all enterprises for the public weal.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County