By Miranda Fraley-Rhodes
Local merchants in towns throughout Tennessee provided important services to their communities. John S. Fielder operated a store in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee from the late 1840s until his death in the 1880s.
Fielder established this business with the help of his father L.L. Fielder of Gibson County. For many years, he provided his West Tennessee neighbors with products they needed from medicines to farm wagons. Thanks to the generos...