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Below is a family biography included in The History of Rutherford 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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STERLING B. BARING, a prominent farmer of Rutherford County, was born April 17, 1823, in this county, and is the son of Amos and Nancy (Ethel) Baring, natives respectively of Green County, Tenn., and Petersburg, Va. The father, a mechanic and farmer, came to this county in 1820 and lived here until his death, which occurred in 1839. The son was reared on the farm and received a fair education in the country schools, and at the age of sixteen began learning the house carpenter trade. After finishing this, he started to contracting for himself, following this with success for twenty-five years. He then purchased the farm where he now resides, which contains 270 acres of good land. In 1854 he married Elizabeth Edward and became the father of eight children: Mamie L., the wife of D. N. Fain, Tennie V., Ella, Lizzie C., Julia P., Mary E., Josie J. and Lydia. Mr. Boring is a Democrat, and has held the office of justice of the peace in four districts for twelve years. He is a Master Mason, and his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in The History of Rutherford County, Tennessee published in 1887 by Goodspeed.  The History of Rutherford County was included within The History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Beford and Marshall Counties of Tennessee

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