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Below is a family biography included in The History of Wayne 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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Andrew C. Rasbury, a pioneer of Wayne County, Tenn., was born in 1816, son of Lovick and Jane (Campbell) Rasbury, who were North Carolinians. They came to Tennessee in 1814, and settled on the farm where our subject now lives, in 1816. The father died in 1858 and his widow in 1875, being ninety-eight years of age. Our subject has lived on the home farm since one year old. It consists of 525 acres of fairly improved land, 135 acres being in a high state of cultivation. In 1843 he married Jane Voorhies, daughter of David and Elizabeth Voorhies. Mrs. Rasbury was born in Tennessee in 1820, and is the mother of the following eight children: John C. (an infant, deceased, not named). Mary A., Elizabeth J., Alonzo M., Eudoxia R., Surilda A. and Lovick D. Three of the children are dead. Mr. Rasbury served in the Confederate Army four months, and lost considerable property during that conflict. He served as constable for a short time, and also as deputy sheriff. He is an enterprising citizen and a good and prosperous farmer. He belongs to the Democratic party.

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This family biography is one of 76 biographies included in The History of Wayne County, Tennessee published in 1886.  The History of Lawrence County was included within The History of Lawrence, Wayne, Perry, Hickman & Lewis Counties of Tennessee. View the complete description here: History of Lawrence, Wayne, Perry, Hickman and Lewis Counties of Tennessee

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