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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 T. Ingram, one of the leading grocery merchants of Bolivar, was born in Hardeman County, October 10, 1851; he was the only child of Thomas and Mary Ingram, both of whom were born and raised in Hardeman County, and were consistent members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The father was a farmer by occupation, and a stanch Democrat. He was a highly respected man. His death occurred when he was but thirty-two years of age. Mrs. Ingram moved to Texas in 1856. There she married Dr. A. A. Prewitt, by whom she bore one son, J. A. Mrs. Prewitt died in 1860, at Jefferson, Tex. Our subject, George T., was principally raised in his native county, where he received a good common education. At the age of nine years he had to begin life for himself. He was possessed of more determination and force of character than many of his seniors and he managed to overcome the difficulties which surround the young and inexperienced. After reaching manhood he clerked for three years, at the same time handled notes, bonds, and conducted various transactions. In 1875 he established a grocery store, and by courtesy to patrons, and close attention to his affairs, has an extensive and profitable trade. He is one of the board of directors of the bank of Bolivar. He is a stanch Democrat, but takes no active part in politics. He has resided in the county about twenty-five years; nearly half of that time he has been connected with the business circles, and no man in the community has a better record, or is more esteemed. In 1879 he married Miss Priscilla Nuckolls. Of the three children born to them, Mary and George T. are living, Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Ingram are church members, but they are a conscientious, charitable and upright couple universally respected.

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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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