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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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John T. Morrow was born in Greenville County, S. C., October 4, 1829, the youngest of fourteen children born to Col. William and Jane (Reid) Morrow, both natives of South Carolina. The parents were married in South Carolina about 1812, and in 1834 they came to Tennessee, and settled in Fayette County, where they spent the remainder of their days. The father was of Irish descent, born in 1778, was a farmer, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was colonel of the State militia, and a soldier of the war of 1812, and died in Fayette County in 1864. The mother was of Scotch ancestry, born in 1787, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and died in Fayette County in 1873. John T. attended the country schools of Fayette County, and afterward turned his attention to farming, and after forty years spent successfully in Fayette County, he came to Hardeman County and purchased the farm where he now lives. He was a heavy loser by the war, but has regained much of his loss, and now owns 1,150 acres of land. September 14, 1854, Mr. Morrow married Miss Margaret F. Marsh, a daughter of Daniel H. and Mary Marsh, born in Chatham County, N. C., September 20, 1835. Her parents made a settlement in Hardeman County at an early day. Mr. and Mrs. Morrow are the parents of nine children—four sons and five daughters—three now living, two sons and one daughter. Mr. Morrow is a Democrat, and he and wife and daughter are members of the 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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