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McADOO, William Gibbs, jurist, born near Knoxville, Tennessee, 4 April, 1820. He was graduated at East Tennessee university, Knoxville, in 1845, and in 1845-'6 sat in the legislature. After serving in the Mexican war in 1847 he was admitted to the bar, and was attorney-general of Knoxville judicial district in 1851-'60. He removed to Georgia in 1862, served as a captain in the Confederate army, and in 1871 became judge of the 20th judicial district of the state. He has published various addresses, and, with Professor H. C. White, " Elementary Geology of Tennessee."--His wife, Mary Faith Floyd, born in Tennessee, 8 September, 1832, is a granddaughter of General John Floyd, who commanded against the Creek Indians in 1813-'14. She was early left an orphan, and married Randolph McDonald, of Georgia, who died in 1854, and in 1858 she married Mr. McAdoo.' She has been a frequent contributor to periodicals, both in prose and in verse, and has published "The Nereid," a romance, and "Antethusia."
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