Joseph Kernell

Joseph Kernell, or Cornell, depending on which descendant you ask, first lived in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Stewart County, Tennessee. Some online family trees have inaccurate information about Joseph and his family, so this blog post lays out what we know based off of records. Joseph Kernell was born about 1830 in Nashville, Davidson …

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Elizabeth Shelly Hilliard of Carroll County, Tennessee

Elizabeth, married name Hilliard, was my fourth great-grandmother. Her maiden name is listed as Shelley on most family trees, but when I started writing this article I had no record to support this besides a biography in Goodspeeds History of Tennessee. Elizabeth has long just been "Elizabeth Shelley" on my tree with no parents listed. …

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Martha McElroy Hilliard

Martha A.E. McElroy Hilliard was my third great-grandmother. Her parents were James McElroy and Rebecca Stokes. She married William Daniel "Dan" Hilliard. She lived her whole life in Stewart County, Tennessee. My grandfather took an Ancestry DNA test and matches high to McElroy descendants -- the McElroy blood must be strong! I wanted to learn …

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Part 3 | Timeline of Henry Dennis of Cannon County, Tennessee

(Read Part 1 | Discussion of Facts: Dennis Manuscript by R.A. Dennis) (Read Part 2 | The Dennis Brothers?) Part 3 Last updated October 25, 2017 The earliest record for Henry Dennis in Cannon County, Tennessee is the 1840 census. Name: Henry Dennis Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Cannon, Tennessee Free White Persons - …

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Part 2 | The Dennis Brothers?

(Read Part 1 | Discussion of Facts: Dennis Manuscript by R.A. Dennis) (Read Part 3 | Timeline of Henry Dennis of Cannon County, Tennessee) Part 2 Last updated October 24, 2017 My interest in Henry Dennis of Cannon County, Tennessee first began when I received my grandfather's Ancestry DNA results. My proven Dennis cousins and …

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