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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lincoln County, Tennessee published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1886. 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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DR. GEORGE W. JONES, physician and surgeon of Mulberry, and a son of C. G. and Nancy (Moore) Jones, was born in Maury County in 1835. The father was born near Lynchburg, Va., in 1803; and was of English lineage. At the age of twenty-six, he, in company with an elder brother, immigrated to Maury County, Tenn., making the entire journey on foot. In 1831 he was married and became the father of nine children, of whom our subject is one. He died January 2, 1874. The mother was born in North Carolina in 1805, and is now living on the old farm in Maury County. Our subject remained at home until he was twenty-one years of age, and received his early education at Rock Springs. In 1865 he entered the medical department of the University of Nashville, where he graduated in 1858. He immediately located in Mulberry and began practicing his profession. In 1858 he wedded Lizzie Whitaker (daughter of Newton and Fannie Whitaker) and to this union were born eight children, five of whom are living: Charley N., Clarence G., Lelia W., George M. and Jennie M. In 1859 he removed to Mississippi, where he remained till 1861, after which he returned to Mulberry, and has since resided there. During the war he was elected sergeant of Company C, Fifth Kentucky, and was soon afterward made lieutenant of his regiment, but was discharged after the battle of Murfreesboro, on account of disability. Since that time he has continued the practice of his profession, in which he has made a complete success. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and K. of H. He and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.
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This family biography is one of 137 biographies included in The History of Lincoln County, Tennessee published in 1886. The History of Lincoln County was included within The History of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin & Moore Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin , Moore Counties of Tennessee
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