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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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H. P. Day, register of Hardeman County, was born in Robinson County, March 7, 1833, a son of William and Martha (Brewer) Day. The father was born in South Carolina in 1790; was of Scotch-Irish descent. He immigrated to Alabama and later to Middle Tennessee, where he married, and came to Hardeman County in 1846. He was a farmer by occupation, a Democrat in politics. He was not connected with any church but was a most excellent and honest man. He departed this life in 1855. His wife was of English origin, born in Knox County in 1800. She was a true Christian woman, and member of the Methodist Church. Her death occurred in 1866. She was the mother of four sons and four daughters, and for twenty years previous to her death she was blind. The subject of our sketch was raised on a farm. He received a good education in the common schools of the county. He was an affectionate and devoted son, and assisted his parents as long as they lived. In 1861 he enlisted in Company B, Thirty-third Tennessee Infantry, Confederate service. For three years he did active and faithful service, was never captured and but once wounded, but in the fourth year, 1864, his left arm was shot off on the New Hope Line, Ga., which of course disabled him. In 1865 he married Miss Eliza J. Coggins, a native of North Carolina, born July 13, 1843. To this union four girls were born. Mr. and Mrs. Day are consistent members of the Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Day is an earnest and influential Democrat. He was elected to his present position in 1886. For thirty-six years he has been a resident of the county, where he is well known, and esteemed as one of the most worthy citizens and reliable men.

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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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