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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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Rev. E. A. Moorman, M. D., a well known retired physician and a popular preacher in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Hardeman County, is a native of Campbell County, Va., born April 8, 1808, son of M. C. and Easter (Alexander) Moorman, both natives of Campbell County, Va. They were married in that county, and afterward immigrated to Alabama, where they spent the remainder of their lives. R. A. is the third of six children born to this union, and the only one now living. He received an academical education in his native State, and at the age of nineteen came to Hardeman County, Tenn. In 1831 he entered the medical school at Lexington, Ky., where he received his diploma, and after his graduation he returned to this county, and commenced the practice of his profession, where he was a physician of fine reputation until the beginning of the war. In 1836 Dr. Moorman obtained license to preach in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and for fifty years has been a faithful minister in this church. While he has been a physician and minister he has also been engaged in farming, and now owns 640 acres of good land in this county. Rev. Moorman has been twice married; for his first wife he married Miss Martha A. Morgan, May 21, 1838, and to this happy union were born eight children—four sons and four daughters. This excellent woman was born in Hardeman County in about 1821, and died March 24, 1857. October 24, 1858, he married Mrs. N. T. (Young) Watson, who was a native of Madison County, and died January 16, 1884, One daughter was born to this union. Both wives were members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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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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