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Joseph A. Price, M.D.

Joseph A. Price, M. D., is by birth a Tennesseean, having been born in McMinn county in July 5, 1854. He was educated at Cog Hill. On finishing his studies he engaged for three years in agricultural and mercantile pursuits. He began the study of medicine under the guidance of Dr J. C. King of Cog Hill, and engaged in the practice of medicine in Tennessee in 1875.

In 1878 he settled in Murray county, Ga., where he has since resided. In 1880 he entered the Southern Medical college at Atlanta, and continued a student in that institution until the spring of 1882, when he was graduated. He at once entered actively upon the practice of his profession in Murray county. In 1886, he took a special course in the Atlanta Medical college on diseases of women and children, and at the close of his course he received the Adynamia degree.

His practice is extensive throughout the counties of Murray and Whitfield in this state, and in Polk and Bradley counties in Tennessee. Dr. Price makes a specialty of the treatment of the diseases of women and children. He is a gentleman of high character and acknowledged ability in his profession.

He is an active member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Sumach.

In 1876 he married Miss Susie E. Smith, daughter of B. F. Smith of Murray county, and has one son, Thomas.

The father of Dr. Price was George W. Price, a native of Virginia, who migrated to Tennessee in his youth. He married Matilda Howard of Union Court House, S. C., and reared eight children: John H., now deceased: Nathaniel S. of Polk county, Tenn.; Henry B. of Texas; Joseph A.; Martha, who married George W. Moore and is now dead; Louisa, wife of M. M. Baker of Polk county. Tenn.; Abigail (deceased); Tenny S., wife of James Osborne of Polk county, Tenn.

John H. and Nathaniel S. both served in the Confederate armv during the war.

On the death of his father Dr. Price inherited an estate of the value of $1.500 which soon passed from out his hands. Being thrown upon his own resources he earned every dollar afterward spent on his education, and defrayed his expenses at college with the proceeds of his early professional earnings. To his energy and perseverance is due his success in life, and his present position of independence.

Note this was written in 1895 From Memoirs of Georgia, 1895.


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