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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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John T. Senter, druggist, of Kenton, Tenn., was born in Gibson County, Tenn., May 24, 1862, son of William M. and Nancy J. (Pemberton) Senter, and is of Scotch-Irish lineage. The father and mother were born in Cumberland County, N. C., about 1833, and Middle Tennessee, about 1838, respectively. The family came to Gibson County in 1857. The father was a Confederate soldier, and now resides in Gibson County. His wife died in 1382. Our subject is the third of seven children. He was reared on a farm, and in 1879 entered the Jackson District High School, at Montezuma, Tenn., and there remained until 1883. From that time until 1885 he worked at telegraphy, and at the latter date accepted a position as traveling salesman for a grocery firm in St. Louis, working in that capacity until January, 1886. The month following he engaged in the drug and grocery business, in Kenton, and there now resides. On the 16th of October, 1883, he married Nannie H. Rodgers, of Montezuma, Tenn., born in 1863. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Senter is a Democrat politically.

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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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