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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lincoln 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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ANDREW J. CARLOSS is a son of Archelaus and Ruth (Pride) Carloss, is one of their thirteen children, and was born in North Carolina in 1815. The father was born in North Carolina in 1767, and was a son of Edward C. Carloss, who was born in Spain and immigrated to America when a young man. Archelaus’ parents died when he was small, and he was apprenticed to learn the carpenter’s trade, and while serving his apprenticeship assisted in building the first State capitol of North Carolina. He and wife died in North Carolina in 1845 and 1826, respectively. Andrew J. received a practical education, and at the age of nineteen came to Tennessee, where he has always made his home, with the exception of a short time spent in Alabama. July 30, 1839, he married Mary Ann Franklin, granddaughter of ex-Gov. Franklin, of North Carolina, who died at the age of fourteen years. Mr. Carloss owns 2,800 acres of land, and is a man of undoubted integrity. He has been a life-long Democrat. His wife was born in Alabama in August, 1821. Her parents, James and Frances Franklin, were born in North Carolina and Tennessee in 1794 and 1797, respectively.

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This family biography is one of 137 biographies included in The History of Lincoln County, Tennessee published in 1886.  The History of Lincoln County was included within The History of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin & Moore Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin , Moore Counties of Tennessee

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