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Below is a family biography included in The History of Weakley 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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George R. Brasfield (deceased), was born in Granville County, N. C., February 19, 1823; son of Caleb and Kate (Jeter) Brasfield. About 1833 Caleb Brasfield came to Weakley County, Tenn., and located in the southern part of the county. He also followed merchandising, in Dresden, a few years. George R. was educated in the common schools of Weakley County, and in October, 1868, married Miss Sallie E. Moore, who was born in Obion County, Tenn., and daughter of James and Jane Moore. Her father died when she was quite small, and after his death her mother moved to Rutherford County, where she died soon after. To Mr. and Mrs. Brasfield were born four children: George M., Maggie, Jodie and John C. In 1869 Mr. Brasfield bought 217 acres of land near Dresden, and in 1870 erected a fine brick dwelling-house, but was not permitted to enjoy his home long. He died in 1881. He commenced life without fortune or family influence, but secured and maintained a high social position and a comfortable competency. His whole career has been worthy the admiration of all, and his memory will be held in affectionate remembrance. He was a Mason.

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This family biography is one of 108 biographies included in The History of Weakley County, Tennessee published in 1887 by Goodspeed.  The History of Weakley County was included within The History of Gibson, Obion, Dyer, Weakley & Lake Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Gibson, Obion, Dyer, Weakley, and Lake Counties of Tennessee

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