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Andrew J. McKimmen

ANDREW J. McKIMMEN, a prominent stock-raiser, living one mile east of Pulaski, Tenn., was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, March 28, 1834, and is a son of Daniel and Jane McKimmen, who were natives of the "soil," and removed to the United States in 1843, settling on a farm in Giles County, Tenn., on which our subject now resides. They were the parents of the following children: Mary, Margaret, Emily, Andrew J., Isabella and Jane. The father died in 1878, and the mother in 1880. Our subject is their fourth child. He received a limited early education, and his time has been employed in breeding fine trotting horses, being the first man who introduced blooded trotting stock in Giles County (in 1856) and one of the first in the State. He is widely known and much respected by all. He and Georgie A. Everly were united in marriage in 1859. She is a daughter of Capt. George and Mary Everly, natives, respectively, of Virginia and Tennessee. Our subject is a Democrat, and is noted for his charity to the poor.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County