Robert Gower & Agnes Burnley

Robert Gower and Agnes Burnley were early Nashville residents. Nashville was founded in 1779 by the Robertson and Donelson party, which also consisted of the Gower family and Robert. Robert was born between 1774-1775, if you take into account he purchased land in February 1796. (He would have to be at least 21 years old.) …

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Not Divided in Death: Emeline and Norfleet Jordan

I made an exciting discovery about my fourth great-grandparents when I discovered an article about them from 1875. Emeline and Norfleet Jordan had passed away a day apart, and the local newspaper, The Tennessean, published an article about them. Not Divided in Death. To the American: PEGRAM'S STATION, CHEATHAM COUNTY, Oct. 18, 1875. - Mr. …

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Finding Grandpa Bill

My mom's maiden name is Harper, so when we started doing our family tree over a decade ago, she wanted to trace the Harper name. We were stuck at her great-great-grandfather, a man named James William Harper. He was not on any census record with his parents. There were several Harper families in the Cheatham/Davidson …

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Margaret Jane Baker Stringfellow

I am trying to find the parents of my fifth great-grandmother, Margaret Jane Baker (wife of Robert Stringfellow). Little is known about her. In this post, I will analyze records and family trees I've found on the internet. RECORDS RESEARCH - TIMELINE 1770 - Margaret is born around this year in North Carolina, according to …

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