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J. Roderick Heller III Book Signing

Historic Downtown Franklin TN

Just outside Cool Springs, The Battle of Franklin Trust and the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County cordially invites you to meet author J. Roderick Heller III, to celebrate the recent publishing of his book and pick up a signed copy of “Democracy’s Lawyer, Felix Grundy of the Old Southwest.

The event is Wednesday, July 21 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Fleming Center, located at the Historic Carnton Plantation.  A light dinner, cocktails and copy of the book for $50 per person or $70 per couple.

The Honorable Felix Grundy of Nashville has many ties to Franklin and it is proper that Rod Heller, a direct descendant and resident of our fair city, has written a biography of one of Tennessee’s foremost national figures in the first half of the 19th century. Felix and Ann Rodgers Grundy are the grandparents of our own Carrie Winder McGavock, the “Widow of the South” and, also, the uncle and aunt of Col. John McGavock. The parents of Anne Rodgers Grundy are buried in the McGavock cemetery at Carnton, along with her sister and brother-in-law, Randal and Sarah Rodgers McGavock. John’s brother, James Randal McGavock of Riverside, can claim the same relationship. Another Grundy granddaughter, Louise Winder married Patrick Campbell of Franklin, grandparents of the late Stewart and James Campbell.

Felix Grundy practiced law in Franklin, attended Masonic meetings at Hiram Lodge, involved in the development of Franklin’s first subdivision, Hincheyville, in 1819, and campaigned across Williamson County for the election Andrew Jackson, James Knox Polk and Martin Van Buren.

For reservations call (615) 786-1864 ext. 102 or