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Wiley B. Pepper

WILEY B. PEPPER, M. D., an old practitioner of medicine, and now a druggist of Lynnville, Tenn., is a native of Robertson County, Tenn., born near Springfield April 13, 1821, son of William C. and Sarah (Powell) Pepper, and is of English extraction. His father was a native of Virginia, and came to Tennessee with his parents in 1808. The family first settled where Nashville now stands, but later removed to Robertson County, and since then the Pepper family has figured prominently in the affairs of Robertson County, and there the parents of our subject deceased. Dr. Pepper's early life was spent on the farm. He received a liberal education at the Springfield schools, and began the study of medicine in l844, graduating from the Memphis Medical College in 1849, and the following year located in Giles County, where he continued his profession two years. He then removed to Limestone County, Ala., where he remained until 1865, and just after the surrender of Lee at Appomattox he returned to his native county, and there lived five years, and in 1870 came to Lynnville, continuing the practice of his profession about six months, and then engaged in the drug business, which he has since continued. He was married in 1853, to Miss Sarah E. Horwell, of Giles County. He was formerly an "old-line" Whig, but is now a Democrat, and was made a Mason in 1850. They are leading members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is an honorable citizen.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County