I wasn't the one who first posted it but I don't know why you're misinterpreting things.
Apparently I had it backwards then, that he was born in Mississippi and perhaps lived in Tennessee? Well so what! I didn't believe he was born in Virginia, but I said I'd check. Ye gads and liddle fishees!
I don't mean to attack you. Your posting was just that last straw in a series of posts attributing him to other states. Mississippi is the birthplace of a remarkable number of great American writers, as unlikely as that may seem, given the press it usually gets.