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George McGuire

GEORGE W. McGUIRE, M. D., is the son of Cornelius W. and Sarah McGuire, natives of Virginia. They were married about 1825, in this State, and had born to their union thirteen children: Elizabeth, William H., Lucinda A., Harriet M., Calvin B., John P., James S., Robert R., Cornelius N., Mary P., George W., Narcissa E. and Docia A. The father died September 28, 1859, and the mother April 20, 1875. Our subject was born April 11, 1844, in Lincoln County, Tenn., and is of Scotch-Irish descent. He attended the county schools, and in 1866 began the study of medicine with a brother, Dr. C. O. McGuire, of Millville, Lincoln County. In the fall of that year he entered the University of Nashville, and graduated from that institution in 1869. After which he returned to Millville and commenced the practice of his profession with his brother. In 1874 he located at Dellrose, in Lincoln County, and practiced his profession with evident success. August 27, 1872, he married Ella O. Patterson, daughter of John C. and Elenor Patterson, of Giles County. To our subject and wife were born three children: James C., Cornelius N. and John P. The mother of these children died in 1881, and he then married Mary Laura Legg, daughter of Andrew C. and Martha Legg, of Alabama. To the last union was born one child- Myrtle. In 1884 Dr. McGuire moved to Giles County, and purchased the land where he now resides. He is a very successful practitioner and is kept almost constantly busy visiting his numerous patients. He is Democratic in his political belief.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County


Researcher's Note: Cornelius W. and Sarah McGuire had one more child, Sarah L. McGuire.
Submitted by: Lucy Norris.


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