Sarah Madeline Dyer & William Stokely Pigg

My third great-grandparents, Sarah "Madeline" Dyer and William Stokely Pigg, were from Kelso in Lincoln County, Tennessee. I've never been to Lincoln County, nor do I know much about the Pigg family. These were my grandmother's great-grandparents on her father's side of the family, and she didn't know anything about them. Her father and mother …

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Looking for Descendants of Minnie Pylant & Doke Pigg

I have been searching fruitlessly for descendants of my great-great-grandparents, Minnie Pylant and Edgar Doke Pigg. I would love to know more about them and I'm hoping to find photos of them. Minnie and Doke were my grandmother's grandparents on her father's side. I don't know if she met her grandfather since he died when …

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Finding the Parents of Rachel Fields

It's not uncommon to have limited information when trying to find your ancestors. I typically start with records and then use DNA testing to back up what I find. My mom took an Ancestry DNA test and it's been helpful to confirm relatives and find "new" ones. Thanks to mom's DNA test, I have a …

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Margaret Peggy – Gilbert or Renfrow?

I feel like I am trying to put together a puzzle that has just one missing piece. Do you have the missing piece or know where I can find it? My fifth great-grandmother was named Margaret but went by Peggy. She was born March 7, 1801 to unknown parents - that's the problem. She was …

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Edgar Doke Pigg, Bootlegger of Sheffield, Alabama

My second great-grandfather Edgar Doke Pigg was a bit of a troublemaker. While I don't know much about him, Alabama Convict Records list him being in jail for illegally making liquor and having a still in his possession, and that was when he was in his early 50s. His arrest was after prohibition (1920 - …

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