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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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J. T. Talley, clerk of the circuit court of Tipton County, Tenn., was born in that county June 14, 1850, and is a son of Joseph and Caroline (Wesson) Talley. His father was born in Virginia, and came to Tipton County with his parents when a youth. He was a farmer and his career ended in Crawford County, Ark. The mother was born in Tipton County. Our subject received a fair education and after the death of his father, he and his brother and sister came back to Tipton where he has since resided. When about twenty-one years of age he entered the store of William Hamilton and acted as salesman for him for four years. He has been in the mercantile business for many years until he went out to make the canvass for his present office. January 9, 1878, he married Thomas F., a native of Tipton County born January 6, 1862, and the daughter of Capt. Thomas Campbell, who was killed at the battle of Murfreesboro. By this union our subject became the father of three children: Gracie Merle, Milton Clark and Thomas Campbell. Mr. Talley is an honest, industrious man and is much esteemed by all who know him. He is a Democrat in polities and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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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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