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Will S. Ezell

WILL S. EZELL, county court clerk, is a native of Pulaski, Tenn., and a son of P. H. and Mary A. (Shields) Ezell. The father was born in this county in 1816, and his mother was also born in this county in 1827, the Ezell family came to Giles County in 1808, and is one of the pioneer families of this part of Tennessee. Our subject's birth occurred December 16, 1847. He was educated in Giles College, and in 1864 enlisted in Company K, First Tennessee. After the war he engaged as clerk in a store and for some time as bookkeeper. He then engaged in the mercantile business for himself. In 1878 his father was elected county court clerk and our subject served as deputy county court clerk for four years. In 1875 he was united in marriage to Ada Faust, of this county, and the fruits of this union were four children: Otis M., Mary A., Edith and John F. In 1882 Mr. Ezell was elected county court clerk and has since held that office. He is a thorough practical businessman and has made a good officer. He is a Democrat and a Knight Templar, Pulaski Commandery, No. 12. He came of an old and well-respected family, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County