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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Tipton 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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George B. Sale, a prominent merchant and citizen of Munford, Tipton Co., Tenn., is a native of Fayette County born February 15, 1845, and is a son of Rev. Henry W. and Nancy (Owen) Sale. The father was a native of Virginia, born in 1784, and died November 20, 1845. The mother was born in Alabama, in 1800 or 1801, and died in 1867. They were married in 1820. In early life the father immigrated to Alabama, professed religion and joined the Methodist Church, and soon after obtained license to preach; later he moved to Fayette County, and remained in that county until his death. For many years he was a popular and strong local preacher of the Methodist Church aiding the church in many ways—drawing freely on his large means to support the interests of his church, beside preaching many soul cheering and strengthening sermons to his congregations. George B. Sale was well educated in youth, and has engaged in the mercantile business most of his life. In the summer of 1863, he entered the Confederate Army, Company B, Seventh Tennessee Regiment of cavalry, and joined Gen. Forrest in northern Mississippi, and was with him in all of his engagements up to the battle of Harrisburg, Miss., where he received two wounds, one very severe, and was unfitted for active service again, and was sent home on parole just before the surrender. Mr. Sale was forced to use crutches for three years, and has never fully recovered. In 1807 he was a clerk in the store of McCloy & Co., at Belmont, Fayette County, and in 1868 bought the firm out, and commenced doing business for himself. November 17, 1809, he married Miss Lolo Wooten, a native of Tipton County and a highly cultured woman. Two sons and four daughters were born to them: Campbell, Wooten, Frank, Lolo May, Georgie B. and Nancie. Since 1881 Mr. Sale has been in the mercantile business at Munford, with his father-in-law, W. H. Wooten. He is a fine business man, upright in all of his dealings and a prominent member of the Methodist Church, contributing liberally to its support. Two or three years after his marriage he gave his attention to farming. Mr. Sale is an ardent Democrat, taking a deep interest in the success of his party, and is held in great esteem in his district.

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This family biography is one of 91 biographies included in the book,  The History of Tipton County, Tennessee published in 1886 by Goodspeed.  The History of Tipton County was included within The History of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, and Crockett Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, and Crockett Counties, Tennessee

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