W. G. WEATHERLY was born in Bradley County, Tenn., September 24, 1840, and is the son of W. H. and Rachel WEATHERLY. Our subject is the eldest of six children. At the age of fourteen he went into his father's store, and remained seven years. He then went into the wool carding business for six years, since which time he has been engaged in the saw mill business. He has been interested in farming also. He was interested in the mercantile business from 1865 until 1878; first at Cleveland and then at Red Clay, GA. On December 1, 1861, he married Miss Margaret C. MORELOCK, who was born in Blount County, Tenn., October 30, 1838. She secured a good education at Flint Springs and Red Hill Academy, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and is the daughter of George and Jane C. MORELOCK. Our subject's marriage has resulted in the birth of six children--five of whom are living: Nancy M., William W., Charles B., Nora M., and Toka C. Rachel J. was born September 3, 1862, and died November 16, 1864. Our subject is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, is a Royal Arch Mason, and has been master of the lodge most of the time since it was instituted in 1866, he being chartered master at that time. He is a member of the K. of H. and the L. of H. He has been a very active and enterprising man. Politically he is a Democrat.
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