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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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D. C. SHERRELL, citizen and merchant of Dellrose, and a native of Lincoln County, Tenn., is a son of Dr. Joseph L. and Martha Sherrell. The father was born in Lincoln County October 2, 1824, and is now a retired physician, residing in the Sixteenth District. The mother was also born in Lincoln County, Tenn., and died in 1862. Our subject received an excellent education, and January 1, 1880, was united in marriage to Mary E. McCoy, who was born in Giles County, January 1, 1862, and whose parents were M. E. and Elinor McCoy, of Bradshaw, Giles County. To our subject and wife was born one child: Horace E. Previous to his marriage D. C. Sherrell entered the employ of Hill, Miller & Co., merchants of Pulaski, Giles County, as salesman, and afterward entered into partnership with W. H. Stone, and began merchandising at Dellrose, where he has since continued. From 1873 to 1876 he was alone in the business, but in 1881 W. E. McCoy bought an interest in the business, and the firm is known as D. C. Sherrell & Co. He and his brother, B. A., are also in the drug business, and are doing a good business for a country town. Mr. Sherrell has also a harness shop at the same place. Mr. Sherrell is a man much respected by all his acquaintances, and is an excellent citizen and an obliging neighbor. He is a Democrat, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Dellrose can boast of a telephone. The line runs from Pulaski to their village, and the only one at the present time in Lincoln County.

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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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