A. Parham, farmer and stock dealer, was born in 1825, in Granville County, N.C. He is one of six children of George and Elizabeth (Brinkly) Parham, the former a farmer, born about 1785 in Granville County, N.C., and the latter born about 1795 in the same county. Their deaths were in 1878 and 1880 respectively. Our subject was educated in Granville County and Sumner County, Tenn., where they came in 1835. He began for himself when of age, on his father's farm, but soon bought 100 acres adjoining his old home, and superintended both farms. In 1873 he married Lovey, daughter of Britton and Mary Rogers, and born in 1838 in Sumner County. Their two children are Annie B., at school, and George. Mr. Parham is a Democrat politically, and since 1882 has been a justice of the peace. His wife is a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.