The American Pioneer Series
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Landis of Bedford County, Tennessee
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Absalom Lowe Landis of Bedford County, Tennessee (1823-1896), served as a Captain of the Roversville, Tennessee Guards which he organized in 1860. The unit merged into the 17th
Tennessee Regt of C. S. A., of which he was a major. He was wounded at the battle of Shiloh, surrendered at
Appomatox. After the war served as the director of Branch Bank in Shelbyville. Also, was a member of the Tennessee House of
Representatives and State Senate. He was rather wealthy, owning and operating flour mills, cotton goods and wagon manufactories, as well as Beech Hill Plantation
. He married Nancy Wingfield 27 Jun 1843. Nancy was born 20 Mar 1826 in Virginia, died 5 February 1901 in Shelbyville,
- Melissa Emma Landis (1844-1912) married 24 Sep 1862 Jacob Morton Shofner.
- Melville Alonzo Landis, born 12 Dec 1849, died 1915, married 21 Sep 1871, Eva G., daughter of Martin Euliss.
- Solon Lee Landis, born 26 Feb 1852, married 23 Oct 1873, Frances Elizabeth Dunaway.
- Abb Landis, born 1856, married in 1880 Mollie Ward.
- Sallie Neola Landis, born 10 May 1860, married 14 May 1878 Joseph Dinwiddie Biddle.
- Leonora Landis, born 10 Nov 1863, married 10 Nov 1885 Floyd Estill.
- John Tannahill Landis.
- Lulan Landis, born 2 Oct 1868, married 1892 Margaret Elizabeth Cullen.
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