Joseph H. Warner


    Joseph H. Warner, of Chattanooga , was born in Sumner County, Tenn., September 5, 1842 , the son of Jacob L. and Elizabeth J. (Cartwright) Warner, natives respectively of Virginia and North Carolina . Our subject's maternal grandfather, James Cartwright, immigrated to Tennessee in 1780, and was one of the pioneer settlers and Indian fighters of Middle Tennessee. Our subject was reared and educated in his native county. In 1862 he enlisted in Company A, Nineteenth Tennessee Regiment Confederate Infantry, serving as private and non-commissioned officer until captured at Missionary Ridge , and was held in the Federal prisons until the close of the war. He then engaged as clerk in a wholesale hardware store in Davenport , Iowa , and in the latter part of 1865 he engaged in the business for himself in Nashville . In December, 1866, he removed to Chattanooga and started his present hardware business on a limited scale. His trade now extends to Georgia , Alabama , Mississippi , Tennessee and Kentucky . He employs twenty men in the house which is located on the southwest corner of Seventh and Market Streets. It is five stories high, and is a commodious structure. He also employs five traveling salesmen. Mr. Warner is one of the original founders of the Chattanooga Street Railroad Company, and has been its president for four years. He was one of the organizers of the Third National Bank, and its president some years. June 20, 1867 , he married Miss Alice G. Hood of Rutherford County, Tenn., and has five living children by this union - two sons and three daughters. Mr. Warner is independent in his political views but has affiliated with the Democratic party. He is a Knight of Pythias.
Goodspeed's "History of East Tennessee" 1887