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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Hardeman County, Tennessee published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Hon. Chamberlain H. Anderson, present chairman of the county court of Hardeman County, was born in Chesterfield County, Va., June 3, 1820. He is the oldest of a family of twelve children born to Benjamin B. and Nancy H. (Dance) Anderson, both natives of the same State and county as that in which C. H. was born. They came to Hardeman County in 1835, settling ten miles south of Bolivar, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Both were members of the Missionary Baptist Church. The father was of English descent, born in 1792, a millwright who thoroughly understood the business; a Whig in politics. He took part in the war of 1812 and died in 1848. The mother was born in 1796, and departed this life in 1846. The subject of our sketch was educated in an old field school. He remained at home assisting his father in the mill and on the farm, until he was twenty-five years of age. In 1845 he was united in wedlock to Miss Elizabeth W. Perry, who was born in 1823. Their union was blessed with six children, four of whom are living, one son and three daughters. Mrs. C. H. Anderson died in 1884, a true Christian woman and esteemed member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Anderson is a member of the old Presbyterian Church. He is a life-long Democrat. He has been a magistrate for about forty-five years; served as register of Hardeman County ten years, and chairman of the county court about eight years. In 1879 he represented his district, consisting of Hardeman and Madison Counties, in the State Senate. For fifty-one years he has been a resident of the county.

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This family biography is one of 101 biographies included in the book,  The History of Hardeman County, Tennessee published in 1887 by Goodspeed.  The History of Hardeman County was included within The History of Fayette and Hardeman Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Fayette and Hardeman Counties, Tennessee

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