MULLINS, James, (1807 - 1873)

MULLINS, James, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Bedford County, Tenn., September 15, 1807; completed preparatory studies; apprenticed to the millwright’s trade; colonel of the State militia in 1831; sheriff of Bedford County 1840-1846; compelled to flee from his home in 1862 on account of his loyalty to the Union; during the Civil War served in the Union Army 1862-1864; member of the State house of representatives, 1865-1867; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); died in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn., June 26, 1873; interment in the Arnold Graveyard, about nine miles northeast of Shelbyville.