Oliver Windsor, the Civil War and the Harris Sisters

When I started building my family tree many years ago, my family had never heard of Oliver Windsor or Martha Patsy Harris. My dad helped me write out a paper family tree for my fifth-grade class project. I remember sitting in Nanny and Papaw's kitchen as they told us their family trees as far back as …

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Timeline: Aaron Records in Early Stewart County, Tennessee

This post was originally created January 18, 2017 under my post for Henderson Aaron. It makes more sense for this post to be on a different page.  Henderson Aaron was my third great-grandfather who lived in Stewart County, Tennessee. His parents are unknown. The most likely candidates are Rachel and John Aaron. I do not …

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Johan Jacob Rumpfeldt

Not much is known about my German-shoemaker seventh great-grandfather who traveled to America in 1734. What is known about Jacob Rumfelt is laid out in this biography by my distant cousin, the Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt. He has done a lot of research on the Rumfelt family. Read about Jacob's son, Heinrich, and his grandson, Henry. Bio …

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Edward Dennis: Gone Too Soon

February 27, 2017 I just uncovered the death certificate of my grandfather's brother who died as a newborn. I never recalled hearing about Edward until my grandfather and father told me about him last weekend. Edward was only 19 days old when he died, likely from croup and pneumonia according to his death certificate. He …

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