Harriett Burnett Woodward

Harriett Burnett is my fourth-great-grandmother. Records mentioning her are very limited. I am documenting here what I know so far. Timeline August 3, 1821 - Married Benjamin Woodward in Davidson County, Tennessee. June 1822 - Oldest daughter Martha Woodward was born. She is my third-great-grandmother. 1840 - According to the census under Benjamin Woodward's name, …

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Thomas Williamson Fulghum

Thomas Williamson Fulghum, my third-great-grandfather, lived all of his 98 years in the Middle Tennessee area. Below is a picture of Thomas. It amazes me to be able to gaze upon the face of someone born around 1816.     All information in this article can be found in records on Ancestry.com unless otherwise noted.  …

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Unburying a Cemetery

When I realized a family cemetery in Dickson County, Tennessee was overgrown and tucked away, I started to worry. What if the cemetery itself becomes buried? Who knows how to access this cemetery? Many questions ran through my mind. Welch's Cemetery is "hidden" in a wooded area in Burns, Tennessee. I used several digital maps …

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Lady in the Woven Star

My great-aunt, Frances Harper Merritt, died over sixteen years ago, but I only recently acquired some of her belongings from my uncle's widow. Frances, my grandfather Fred's twin sister, never had any children of her own to pass things down to. My Uncle Johnny inherited her things after she passed away in the care of …

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