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Below is a family biography included in The History of Obion 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 A. Latimer is an enterprising farmer of Obion County, Tenn., and owns 100 acres of land, having come into possession of the same in 1855. He was born in Sumner County, Tenn., July 30, 1832, and is one of eleven children, seven living, born to the marriage of Thomas Latimer and Nancy Webb. The father was born in Tennessee in 1810, and the mother in Virginia. She came to Tennessee when young and married and lived in Sumner County until 1852, when they removed to Obion County, locating near the home of our subject. They are among the old pioneer citizens of the county and have been married fifty-five or fifty-six years. After attaining his majority our subject began doing for himself and taught several terms of school in the county. December 6, 1854, he led to the hymeneal altar, Fredonia H. Zarecoe, who was born in Sumner County, and is the mother of three children: Alice, Anna and Ora. During the late war Mr. Latimer joined the Second Tennessee Cavalry in 1864, and served with the same until January, 1865, when the regiment was disbanded and he returned home. He and family are worthy members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 179 biographies included in The History of Obion County, Tennessee published in 1887 by Goodspeed.  The History of Obion 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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