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Below is a family biography included in The History of Maury 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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DANIEL RUDY, a well-known and prominent citizen of Maury County, Tenn., was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, November 23,1841, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Ludwick)Rudy. The father was a native of Switzerland, born in 1797, and immigrated to America in 1810. He went to Ohio in 1822 and was engaged in milling in Pickaway County. In 1832 he retired to a farm where he lived until his death in 1852. He was for many years a magistrate and filled the office in a capable and satisfactory manner. The mother was a native of Pickaway County, Ohio, born in 1808; she died in her native county in 1860. Our subject’s early life was passed principally in farming. He received a good English education in the common schools of Pickaway County and in October, 1868, he married Mary Zeiger, a native of Pickaway County. To this union were born seven children: Philip Z., Jacob L., Daniel, Charles, Herman, Mary A. and Catherine, all of whom are living. In 1880 Mr. Rudy came to Davidson County and settled on a farm near Nashville, where he remained until 1886, when he moved to Maury County and settled on a farm in the Thirteenth District where he has since resided. Politically he has been a life-long Democrat.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in The History of Maury County, Tennessee published in 1887 by Goodspeed.  The History of Maury County was included within The History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Beford and Marshall Counties of Tennessee

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