“Wild Bill”: What William Bennett Had to Say About His Life

The below article about my fourth-great-grandfather, William Bennett, has been transcribed word for word, including errors (grammatical or otherwise). William does tell his father's name: John! While the article gives A LOT of great information, I have not been able to prove much of it yet. I am working on a timeline of events according …

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The Bartholomew Family of Knox County, Tennessee

The Bartholomews were early settlers of Knox County, Tennessee. Joseph Bartholomew, the family patriarch, was a saddler. He had a much younger wife, named Ann. They are my fourth-great-grandparents and I would love to know more about them. They have always been surrounded by mystery to me, as my third-great-grandfather, Andrew Jack "A.J." Bartholomew, changed …

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Sarah Jane Watson Farmer Lawrence

This is the story of my third-great-grandmother as I know it. All information pulled from Ancestry.com records unless otherwise noted. Sarah Jane Watson, commonly called Jane, was born December 23, 1849 in Robertson County, Tennessee to Sarah Sally Frey and Talton Watson. By the 1860 census, the family of nine lived in Cheatham County, Tennessee …

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Thomas Farmer of Montgomery County, Tennessee

Thomas Farmer, my third-great-grandfather, was born in Montgomery County, Tennessee a few years before the start of the Civil War. Not much is known about him, even from the records we have. Our first record of Thomas is the 1860, where he is four years old, giving him a birth year of about 1856. He …

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