Perry A. Wall


    P. A. Wall, a school teacher in the Twelfth District, was born October 18, 1844 , in Spartansburg, S. C., and is the oldest of nine children born to J. and S. L. ( Jackson ) Wall.  The father was born in South Carolina June 24, 1817 , and died June 20, 1884 . The mother was born July 29, 1820 , in South Carolina , and is of Scotch descent. Our subject was educated in the common schools and at New Prospect Academy in South Carolina . He engaged in agricultural pursuits until the breaking out of the war. He then enlisted in Company K, Fifth South Carolina Infantry, in October, 1864, and took part in all the battles and severe skirmishes in which his regiment participated. He surrendered with Gen. Lee's army April 9, 1865 . For the first two years after the war he attended school, then up to 1870 he tilled the soil. He then began school teaching, and has made that his life's work. He has taught the school at Soddy for the past seven years, and is holding that position at present. This alone speaks well of his efficiency as a teacher. December 12, 1875 , he married Miss Sarah Copeland, a native of Walker County, Ga., born December 27, 1849 , and the daughter of Alexander and Malissa (Sartain) Copeland. Mr. Copeland was of Irish and Mrs. Copeland of Scotch decent. Our subject and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. In politics Mr. Wall is Democratic, casting his first presidential vote for H. Seymour. He is a Master Mason and a good citizen. To Mr. Wall and wife have been born six children: Bertha L., Jasin A., Robert W. (deceased), Walter (deceased), Lizzie C. and Anna L. Mr. Wall's foreparents on his father's side, came from Pennsylvania to South Carolina about 1800. On his mother's side they came from Scotland to America about 1750, and settled in South Carolina about 1776.
Goodspeed's "History of East Tennessee" 1887
1880 US Census, District 15, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 77.