Biography:  Dr. T.A. Heath

Source:  Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi,  Chicago:  The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1891.

Volume I, pp. 895-96

 Dr. T.A. Heath, the second child born to the union of John and Mary (Stewart) Heath of Issaquena county, received his literary education in Clinton, Miss., and in 1878 he entered the Hospital college of medicine at Louisville, where he graduated in the spring of 1881. Returning to his home immediately after graduating, he located first in Washington county, close to the city of Greenville, and there practiced his profession for two years. After this he practiced at Mayersville for two years, but on account of failing health moved to Issaquena county near his father, and there he has resided since, carrying on planting in connection with his practice. He is largely interested in farming and has a fine place of eight hundred and fifty acres with two hundred and sixty-five acres improved. He has good tenant houses, one for every fifteen acres, and all are kept in good condition. His own handsome residence is not on this farm , but is on seventy-five acres adjoining his fatherís estate, and this is one of the prettiest locations in the county. His fine farm yields him one hundred and fifty-five bales of cotton annually and plenty of corn to run his farm. He has also a very lucrative practice and is a very successful physician. The Doctor was married in 1887 to Miss Nona Hull of Claiborne county, youngest daughter of Capt. P.C. Hull, a planter of that county, who was formerly from Virginia. He was one of the leading men of Claiborne county and was captain in the war with Mexico where he was honorably mentioned in the war department. He served with considerable ability throughout that war. His wife, Caroline Bethea, was born in Mississippi. They reared five children, who are named in the order of their births as follows: Kate, wife of J.F. McCalef, of Claiborne county; Lucy (deceased) was the wife of Mr. Patterson; Mary, wife of A.H. Davis, of Bolivar; Anna and Nona. The last named was left an orphan when quite young. She is a member of the Methodist and Dr. Heath is a member of the Baptist church. He is a Mason, a member of the Lake Washington lodge No. 328, also a member of the Knights of Pythias, Haysí Landing lodge No. 314, and is medical examiner of the last named organization. He is also a ember of the American Legion of Honor at Vicksburg. Dr. Heath has served as a member of the board of supervisors of Issaquena county, but has never taken any great interest in political matters. He takes a great interest in blooded horses, of which he has several, and is the owner of  fine colt from a celebrated trotting horse.
 



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