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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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Charles P. Levy, M. D., of Trenton, Tenn., son of the late Dr. Lewis Levy, was born in Gibson County November 24, 1846. He was educated in Andrew College and in 1864 enlisted in Company I, Col. Russell’s regiment, Confederate Cavalry, and served until the close of the war. He studied medicine under his father, and in 1867 entered Jefferson Medical College, at Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated in 1870. Since that time he has practiced his profession in Trenton, and success has attended his efforts. May 17, 1871, he married Mattie E. Herndon, of Grenada, Miss., and their union was blessed in the birth of six children, only two of whom are living: Lewis and Kate. Their son Charles died quite recently. Dr. Levy is independent in politics and is a member of the K. of P. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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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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