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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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G. W. Douglas, a well known druggist of Doyle Station, was born in Coffee County, Tenn., in 1855. His father was of Scotch-Irish descent, and his mother of English-Dutch. Our subject received a good education at Beach Grove. He taught and attended school alternately for a period of seven years, also devoting some time to the study of medicine. He entered the old medical college at Nashville in 1881 and 1882, after he practiced about two years near Bellbuckle, Bedford County. August, 1885, he located at Doyle Station and engaged in the drug business, in which he has met with great success. The firm is Dainess & Douglas, the latter being the prescriptionist. They have a first-class stock, and are receiving a fair share of patronage. Mr. Douglas is an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Masonic order, Manchester. He is a Democrat, an energetic, worthy and respected citizen.

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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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