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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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Edward A. Mullen, planter, of Hardeman County, was born in York County, S. C., February 1, 1827, the oldest of a family of eleven children born to Alexander and Jane (West) Mullen. The father was born in Ireland about 1786, and came to America when twelve years of age. He was a farmer all his life. The mother was of English-Irish descent, born in South Carolina about 1793, and died January, 1877. They were married in South Carolina, and in 1829 immigrated to Tennessee, and after two years they settled in Madison County, where the father died March 13, 1853. Edward A. came to Tennessee when an infant and has spent his entire life in farming in Madison and Hardeman Counties. In 1851 he settled where he now lives, which is one of the best portions of Hardeman County, and owns 1,000 acres of land in this and Madison County, December 13, 1849, Mr. Mullen married Miss Eliza Summers, a native of Madison County, born July 31, 1827. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and died April 11, 1879. May 15, 1881, he married Miss Adaline Westbrook, who is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. In 1862 Mr. Mullen entered the Confederate Army, was received under Forrest’s command and served under him until the fall of 1864, when he returned home on account of ill health. He is a Democrat and a believer in the Christian religion.

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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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