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Below is a family biography included in The History of Obion 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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G. B. Morris, liveryman and farmer, at Obion Station, Tenn., is a son of T. O. Morris, who was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in October, 1829. He married Elizabeth R. Buckley, and by her became the father of six sons, our subject, who was born in Obion County, Tenn., October 14, 1848, being the eldest of the family. His early days were spent on a farm, and February 22, 1878, he married Ela C. Wilson, daughter of W. M. and N. A. Wilson. Their union resulted in the birth of two children: Tom Overton and William M. About four years after his marriage Mr. Morris came to Obion Station, and engaged in the livery, grocery and blacksmith business, and now farms in connection with the former business. He has prospered in his undertakings, and is now worth about $8,000, the most of which he has earned by good management and industry. He belongs to the Christian Church, and his wife to the Methodist Episcopal Church South. In politics he is a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 179 biographies included in The History of Obion County, Tennessee published in 1887 by Goodspeed.  The History of Obion 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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