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Below is a family biography included in The History of Giles 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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CHARLES BUFORD, of the firm of Buford & Carter, in Pulaski, Tenn., dealers in hardware and agricultural implements, was born March 3, 1839, and is a son of Nicholas C. and Elizabeth W. Buford, who were Tennesseeans by birth, and were married in 1838. To them were born the following family: Charles, Richard B., Elbridge G., Lewis C., William A., Irene, Lucretia, Thomas, Mark, Sallie, Lucy, Lena, May and Claud. Nicholas C. Buford died in 1869. Charles is the eldest of the family, and received a liberal education in Giles College, at Pulaski. In 1861 he enlisted in the Third Tennessee Regiment and served until 1864, when he was wounded at Resaca, Ga., and retired from active service. After his return he farmed, and in the fall of 1866 moved to Nashville and engaged in clerking and book-keeping until 1870, when he returned to Giles County, and until 1875 was a tiller of the soil in that and Shelby County. At the latter date he moved to Pulaski, and has since been engaged in his present business. In 1870 he and Rosa Carter were married. To them was born one child—Mabel. Mrs. Buford died in 1872, and in 1884 Ella Stokes became Mr. Buford’s second wife. They have one daughter-Martha S. Our subject is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and his wife of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Buford is a Democrat and a member of the F. & A. M. fraternity.

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This family biography is one of 95 biographies included in The History of Giles County, Tennessee published in 1886.  The History of Giles 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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