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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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PATRICK H. SOUTHALL, Jr., was born in Maury County, Tenn., September 9, 1853, son of Patrick H. Southall, a farmer and stock raiser of Maury County. Our subject was reared in the county, and in 1872 entered the Cumberland University of Lebanon, Tenn., graduating from the literary department in 1875, and a year later graduated from the law department of the same institution. In the fall of the same year he came to Columbia, where he has became a successful practitioner, and was for a time a partner of L. P. Padgett. He is now practicing alone, and is doing well. He is a Democrat, and favors a protective tariff, and is a member of the Masonic fraternity and Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is vice-president of the city board of education, and takes quite an active interest in the local campaigns, and has won quite a reputation as an orator.

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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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