Geologist; born in Putnam
), O., Aug. 13, 1822; graduated at the Ohio State University in 1844; Professor
of Natural Science
in Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.
, in 1848-72; during which time (1854-60 and since 1871) he was State Geologist of Tennessee
of Chemistry in the medical department of the University of Nashville and Vanderbilt University in 1874-94; and for more than thirty years was a member of the State board of health.
He is author of Geology reconnoissance of Tennessee
; Geology of Tennessee
; and many papers on geological subjects.