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Samuel F. Gillikin, grocery merchant, of Jackson, Tenn., was a native of Henderson County, Tenn., born December 9, 1856, son of James and Lucinda (Duncan) Gillikin, natives of North Carolina. Samuel F. was reared on a farm in this county; entered the employ of Illinois Central Railroad, working as a carpenter, fireman and brakeman for that corporation. In 1881 he came to Jackson; September, 1884, engaged in present grocery business, in which he has met with good and well deserved success, carrying now, a full and select line of staple and fancy groceries and country produce, and controlling a fair city trade and first-class country trade. Mr. Gillikin is a Democrat in politics; is unmarried, and recognized as one among the successful and enterprising business men of Jackson.
Goodspeed History of Tennessee

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