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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lincoln 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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SQUIRE PICKLE, of Lincoln County, Tenn., was born in Bedford County January 27, 1815. His parents, Henry and Rachel (Nealy) Pickle, were born and married in North Carolina. They came to Bedford County, Tenn., soon after, and there spent the remainder of their lives. Our subject attended the neighboring schools during the fall and winter, and after attaining his majority became the architect of his own fortunes. After his marriage to Martha Harris, which occurred in 1840, he purchased 120 acres of land in Bedford County, but four years later disposed of this land and came to Lincoln County, where he now owns 188 acres of good land. Mrs. Pickle died in 1860, having borne one daughter, now deceased. In 1861 Mr. Pickle married Mrs. Harriet Scott. Our subject and his wife are well-to-do in worldly goods, as well as in the respect and esteem of their neighbors and friends. He is a Democrat, and is ever ready to support worthy enterprises. On his farm is a well seventy feet deep, which was bored in 1883, the water having excellent mineral ingredients and possessing superior medicinal qualities. It was analyzed with the following results: Saline sulphur, chloride of sodium, sulphate of sodium, carbonate of sodium, chloride of magnesium, sulphate of magnesium, carbonate of magnesium, sulphate of calcium, carbonate of calcium, also traces of phosphates, iodine and bromine.

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This family biography is one of 137 biographies included in The History of Lincoln County, Tennessee published in 1886.  The History of Lincoln County was included within The History of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin & Moore Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin , Moore Counties of Tennessee

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