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Below is a family biography included in The History of Wayne 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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Cicero Buchanan, M. D., county superintendent of the public schools of Wayne County, Tenn., was born in Giles County, Tenn., April 20, 1842, and is a son of Samuel G. and Sarah E. Buchanan, who were born and reared in Tennessee. Dr. Buchanan was educated at State Springs Academy in Giles County, and his boyhood days were spent on his father’s farm. At the breaking out of the late civil war he, in 1861, enlisted in the Third Tennessee Regiment, serving until the close of the war and participating in many of the hardest-fought battles. After Lee’s surrender he returned to his home and began the study of medicine under Dr. A. H. Berry, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and in 1867 entered the medical department of the University of Nashville, attending one course of lectures. In the fall of 1868 he graduated as an M. D. from the Atlanta (Ga.) Medical College, and in February, 1869, located at Waynesboro, and has since been actively engaged in the practice of his profession. He is regarded as a well-read and reliable physician by his patrons and brother physicians, and has been prosperous both professionally and financially. The Doctor owns about 1,500 acres of land, about 200 acres of which is in a fair state of cultivation. In 1871 Amos and Mary A. Hassell’s daughter, Ella A., became his wife. Dr. Buchanan has taken an active part in educational affairs of late years, and in 1882 was elected to the office of county superintendent, and still holds the position. He is one of the Wayne County health officers, is a Democrat and belongs to the F. & A. M.

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This family biography is one of 76 biographies included in The History of Wayne County, Tennessee published in 1886.  The History of Lawrence 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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