S. P. GAUT, attorney at law, Cleveland, Tenn., was born in Jefferson County, Tenn., on the 16th of April, 1835. He was the third child of Joseph and Delila (JONES) GAUT. His father was a prosperous farmer, and died at the ripe age of eighty-seven. His mother died at the age of eighty years and three months. He was educated at Mossy Creek College, and afterward studied law at Cleveland, Tenn., at which place he has devoted his time to his profession, ever since the late war. In 1870 he was a member of the State Constitutional convention. In politics he is a Democrat, in religion a Missionary Baptist. He is a Council Mason, strongly favors prohibition, and shares liberally the esteem and confidence of those who know him best. In December, 1861, he married Miss Fannie A. Anderson, of Alabama, a most estimable lady, by whom he has four sons: the eldest, David A., is now a practicing attorney at Cleveland, Tenn.
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