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Below is a family biography included in The History of Gibson 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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Andrew J. Tighlman, a farmer of the Tenth District of Gibson County, Tenn., was born November 22, 1851, son of Stephen H. and Mary Tighlman. The father was born in South Carolina, and in 1832 came to Tennessee and settled in Gibson County. His occupation was farming and stock raising. He reared a family of thirteen children to maturity, and died in Gibson County in 1832. His wife died in 1874. They were earnest and worthy members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Andrew J. Tighlman was born in North Carolina and came to Tennessee with his parents. He has always followed farming for a living, in which he has been quite successful, and now owns 178 acres of land in a high state of cultivation. In 1845 he was united in marriage to Miss Mahala Tyson, and seven children have blessed their union: S. W., Palmyra, Tyson E., Jack D., George, Adaline and Coriana (who died in 1858). Mr. Tighlman and family are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and are highly respected in the community in which they reside.

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This family biography is one of 242 biographies included in The History of Gibson County, Tennessee published in 1887.  The History of Gibson 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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