J. H. Tillman
Webster Par., Louisiana
Source: Source: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana
The Southern Publishing Company, Chicago & Nashville, 1890
Submitted by: Gwen Moran-Hernandez

J. H. Tillman, clerk of the district court, Minden, La. The public
services of Mr. Tillman since 1888 have been characterized by a
noticeable devotion to the welfare of the parish and his ability
and fidelity in his present position are fully recognized. He is
a native of Georgia, born in Sumter County, August 12, 1849, and
when seven years of age he was left an orphan. He was taken by an
uncle, Joseph Tillman, who resided in Florida, and had the advantages
of academies and higher schools of that State. He received a fair
English education, and remained in that State until 1870, when he
came to Louisiana, locating in what is now Webster Par., Louisiana where he
tilled the soil for several years. He opened up a farm in Cotton
Valley, and September 5, 1872, was wedded to Miss Martha A. Davis,
a native of Georgia, and the daughter of Jonathan and Frances Davis.
Seven children have been born to this union: Willie, Henry, Eva, James,
Fanny, John and Frank, the last named but two years of age. In 1888
Mr. Tillman was elected clerk of the district court by a nice majority
and against a very popular opponent. Mr. Tillman fills this position
in a very satisfactory manner, and is the right man in the right place.
He is a member of the Masonic order, and is a Master Mason. He is
also a member of the Farmers' Union. He is a very cordial, obliging
and pleasant gentleman, and is held in high esteem by all. He is a
member of the Baptist Church, and his wife is a member of the
Methodist Church. Mr. Tillman's parents, Henry and Mary A. (Cowart)
Tillman, were natives of Georgia, and the father was a merchant at
Hawkinsville for a number of years, or until his death in about 1855,
when in the prime of his manhood. His widow survived him two years,
and died at Americus in Sumter County in 1857.