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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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Robert Hannah, a resident and farmer of the Thirteenth District, was born July 12, 1819, in Ireland, the eighth of ten children born to James and Margret Hannah. The mother died in Ireland and the father in Tennessee. The subject of this sketch immigrated to America in 1852, locating first in Arkansas where he engaged in farming and a portion of the time overseeing hands. In 1861 he came to Hardeman County, purchased land and resumed farming in which he has always been very successful. He was married the first time about 1855 to Elizabeth Myrick. At the birth of the first child the mother died and the infant soon followed. In 1859 Mr. Hannah united with Leean Ransey. This union resulted in the birth of seven sons and four daughters. The second wife departed this life in 1882 and a year later Mr. Hannah wedded Eddie Puckett, of this county. The fruits of this marriage are two boys. All the family belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Hannah is one of the most substantial men in the county, is worth a considerable sum. He had the misfortune to lose several thousand a few years ago, by security. All his means have been accumulated by economy and hard work without the aid of an education. He is a self-made man whose word is as good as gold, and he richly deserves the esteem in which he is held by the community. He is a strong Democrat and deeply interested in educational institutions and all worthy enterprises.

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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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