Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Nicholas Gotten ~ 1832-1919



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Location: 2969 Court Street, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 12.414    W 089° 52.248
  35.2069    -89.8708
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Nicholas Gotten a native of Spangdahlen, Germany, immigrated to America at the age of 22: worked in the north before coming to Tennessee: established himself as a blacksmith in Union Depot (Bartlett) in 1860: enlisted in the Confederate Army (Co. C. Third Tenn. Cav.) of Forrest's regiment 1862: fought at Shiloh and Corinth: served bravely at Bolivar though severely wounded: was captured, exchanged and served to the end of the war. Returned to Bartlett, was a respected miller and ginner. Invented an improved cotton feeder (Pat. Nov 29, 1881.) Married Julia Coleman in 1869. Their residence, built in 1871 on Court St., Bartlett, Tennessee is now the Bartlett Museum.

Erected 1991 by Descendents of Nicholas Gotten