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Below is a family biography included in The History of White 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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Chas. V. Bronson, of Anderson & Bronson, livery stable, was born in Sparta, October 13, 1858, the son of Robt. L. and Mary A. (Rodgers) Bronson (the widow Mrs. Lane), both of whom are of English origin. The father was born in Ohio, February 24, 1836, and the mother January 11, in White County, both now residents of Sparta. The father, a carriage-maker most of his life, has at times been a successful farmer. The parents of three children, and are members of the Christian Church. After completing a good education at Sparta he for eighteen months read law under C. Marchbanks. He then abandoned the law and after a year in photography and one as deputy county clerk of Henry County under Jos. Doyle, he returned to Sparta in 1882, and at the beginning of the next year entered his present partnership. He is unmarried. He is a liberal man and a decided Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 38 biographies included in The History of White County, Tennessee published in 1887.  The History of White County was included within The History of Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Warren & White Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Warren, White Counties of Tennessee

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