D. A. Rascoe, a farmer and merchant in Cotton Town, Sumner County, was born there in February, 1826, one of eleven children of Thomas H. and Sarah H. (Combs) Rascoe. The father, a farmer by occupation, and born about 1800, near Gallatin, died in 1879. The mother was born in Ohio, came to Sumner County when a small child, and died in 1861. Our subject attended Rural Academy, part of the time as assistant teacher, and began teaching when about twenty years of age. In 1859 he married Amanda, daughter of Isaac and Mary Baker, and born in Sumner County in 1841. Their children are Willie E., wife of Fred Weatherbee, of Boston; Thomas H., a farmer; Isaac, deceased; Hettie E.; Alexander C., clerking in California; Mary B., David L., Winfield S. and Bessie H. -- the last three in school. Mr. Rascoe, wife, Willie and Hettie are all members of the Church of Christ.