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Bartlett in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Nicholas Gotten

1832-1919

 
 
Nicholas Gotten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas S Parker, April 7, 2008
1. Nicholas Gotten Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Location. 35° 12.414′ N, 89° 52.248′ W. Marker is in Bartlett, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Woodlawn Street, on the right when traveling south on Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2969 Court Street, Memphis TN 38134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartlett, Tennessee ( approx. mile away); The Geographical Center of Shelby County
Nicholas Gotten House, now the Bartlett Museum image. Click for full size.
By Thomas S Parker, April 7, 2008
2. Nicholas Gotten House, now the Bartlett Museum
( approx. mile away); Bartlett Veterans Memorial ( approx. half a mile away); St. Ann Catholic Church ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Nashoba ( approx. 2.4 miles away); Raleigh Cemetery ( approx. 2.7 miles away); Warren Chapel Pisgah Cemetery ( approx. 2.8 miles away); Oak Grove Baptist Church ( approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartlett.
 
Regarding Nicholas Gotten. The Bartlett Museum is open the first and third Sundays of each month from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Admission is free.
 
Categories. AgricultureWar, US Civil
 
Nicholas Gotten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 13, 2015
3. Nicholas Gotten Marker
Nicholas Gotten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 13, 2015
4. Nicholas Gotten Marker
Nicholas Gotten House National Register image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 13, 2015
5. Nicholas Gotten House National Register
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2008, by Thomas S Parker of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,171 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Thomas S Parker of Memphis, Tennessee.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 15, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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