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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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George S. Gibson, a well known and enterprising planter of Hardeman County, was born in Davidson County, Tenn., October 27, 1801, the second child in a family of eleven born to Jesse and Elizabeth (Parmley) Gibson. The parents were married near Knoxville, Tenn., about the year 1799, and soon after they moved to Davidson County, where they lived for a short time and then immigrated to Kentucky. The father was a native of Virginia, born about the year 1777; was a planter, and died in Kentucky about 1847. The mother was born in South Carolina, but the date of her birth is not known. She was several years younger than her husband and died in Hardeman County February 7, 1854. George S. received a good common school education and early in life turned his attention to farming. In 1826 he came to Tennessee and settled in Hardeman County, one of its first settlers. He was almost without money, and began at once a life of hardships and toil. By energy and economy after years of hard labor he was able to purchase a home, and in 1828 bought the farm where he now lives. Mr. Gibson was a heavy loser by the war, but now owns 220 acres of land. January 31, 1828, he married Miss Nancy Henson, a native of Madison County, Ky., born September 10, 1810, and to this union have been born ten children—seven sons and three daughters. Mr. Gibson was constable and deputy sheriff of his county for ten years, and has all his life been a Democrat. Although not a member of any church his views are in sympathy with the Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Gibson is a member of the Methodist Episcopal 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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