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Below is a family biography included in The History of Weakley 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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Dr. G. W. L. Hynds, a successful physician and farmer of the Eighteenth District, was born in 1839, being one of a family of six children, five of whom are yet living. His father was born in East Tennessee, in 1811, from where he removed to Rutherford County, and thence to Weakley County, in 1837, locating on a farm in the Eighteenth District, and residing there until his death, in 1884. His mother was born in Rutherford County in 1817, and is now residing with her daughter, Mrs. James H. Sullivan, on the home stead farm, in the Eighteenth District. Dr. Hynds obtained his education in the common schools, and at the age of twenty-one years, began the study of medicine with Dr. Wm. Maxwell, at Mt. Pelia. After a year spent in reading medicine, he attended courses of lectures, first at the Memphis Medical School, and then at the Physio-medical Institute, of Cincinnati, Ohio. After completing his medical studies, he located in the Eighteenth District, where he began the practice of his profession, and at the same time engaged in farming. In 1870 he was married to Paralee, daughter of G. H. and Nancy C. (Crosser) Hattler, the former of whom was born in Allen County, Ky., July 12, 1817, and the latter was born April 30, 1823, and died August 14, 1850. Mrs. Hynds was born in Weakley County, in 1844. To the Doctor and wife have been born nine children, all living at present, as follows: Nannie, Sallie, James Daniel, Mintie, Birtie, Joseph, Benjamin and Susan. Dr. Hynds is a Republican in politics, and is a member of the I. O. O. F. fraternity. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 108 biographies included in The History of Weakley County, Tennessee published in 1887 by Goodspeed.  The History of Weakley 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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