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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Crockett 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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D. H. Thomas, M. D., druggist, of Bell’s Depot, Tenn., was born in Williamson County, December 22, 1830, son of William and Eliza (Bass) Thomas, who were Virginians. The former died in 1841. D. H. Thomas is the eighth of eleven children, and worked on a farm until sixteen years of age. From that time until he was twenty he remained in school, then came to West Tennessee, where he resided two years. He began studying medicine, and in the spring of 1853 entered the Eclectic Medical College at Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated in June, 1854. In the fall of 1854 he began practicing in Trenton, Tenn., but in February, 1856, removed to Haywood County (now Crockett County), where he resided until 1876. In 1859 and1860 he attended the New Orleans (La.) Medical School. Since 1876 he has resided in Bell’s Depot engaged in the drug business. On February 11, 1877, he married E. N. Parker, and their union has resulted in the birth of three children: William Nelson, Mary and Ella. Dr. Thomas is a Democrat in his political views, and belongs to the Masonic fraternity.

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This family biography is one of 72 biographies included in the book,  The History of Crockett County, Tennessee published in 1886 by Goodspeed.  The History of Crockett County was included within The History of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, and Crockett Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, and Crockett Counties, Tennessee

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