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Below is a family biography included in The History of Perry 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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Isaac N. Black, M. D., of Linden, Perry Co., Tenn., is a son of Isaac N. and Susan A. (Williamson) Black, who were born in Virginia, and were early settlers of Giles County, Tenn., where they were married. The father was a farmer, and died in 1844. The mother afterward married Joel B. Drake, and bore him four children. She died in Lawrence County in 1861. Our subject made his home with his paternal grandmother until the war, when he enlisted in the Third Tennessee Confederate Infantry, and served with this regiment until the close of the war. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1862, and participated in the battles of Port Donelson, Chickasaw Bayou, Port Hudson, Raymond, Jackson, Chickamauga (where he was severely wounded), Resaca (wounded there also), Franklin and Bentonville, being slightly wounded at the last two battles. After his return from the army he entered the State Spring Academy, Giles County, and attended the sessions of 1867 and 1868 in the University of Nashville, and the summer of 1868 was spent at the State Medical College of Georgia. In 1868-69 he graduated at Nashville, and has since successfully practiced his profession at Linden, and has also carried on farming since 1875. May 5, 1870, he wedded Julia M. Brashear, of Perry County, and daughter of Thomas Brashear. They have two children: Lula L. and Alma M. Dr. Black is a member of the F. & A. M.

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This family biography is one of 46 biographies included in The History of Perry County, Tennessee published in 1886.  The History of Perry County was included within The History of Lawrence, Wayne, Perry, Hickman & Lewis Counties of Tennessee. View the complete description here: History of Lawrence, Wayne, Perry, Hickman and Lewis Counties of Tennessee

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