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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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Lott G. Rasbury was born in Tennessee in 1811, and is a son of Lovick Rasbury. [See sketch of A. C. Rasbury. ] He has followed the free and independent life of a farmer from boyhood, and was married at the age of twenty-three and began doing for himself, but continued to reside on his father’s farm. He wedded Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Phillips. Mrs. Rasbury was born in 1813 and died in 1835, leaving one child — Sarah J. After his wife’s demise our subject returned to his father’s house, and made that his home until 1843, when he married Rebecca, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Grimes) Renham. Mrs. Rasbury was born in this State in 1812, and is the mother of seven children: Elizabeth (who died in 1875), Lydia C., Mary, Martha A., William L., Rebecca E. and John A. (who died in infancy). Mr. Rasbury has confined himself to farming and stock raising from early boyhood, and has prospered well in his undertakings, owning in all about 790 acres of land. He has served the people as magistrate of his district for fourteen years, and has made a good and efficient officer. He took up arms during the Rebellion in behalf of the Confederacy, but was only in actual service about three weeks, when he supplied a substitute and returned home. He is a Democrat and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.

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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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