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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Old Uncle Ben Woodward

YE ANCIENTS. A Democrat and an Old Line Whig Older than the Constitution – Eyes that Saw Nashville Four-Score Years Ago. At Pegram’s station, on the Northwestern road, lives a man who was born in Dinwiddie county, Va., in 1781, known by the neighborhood as Old Uncle Ben Woodward. He is the father of twenty …

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The Dress

Sarah Callie Cate was my fifth great-grandmother. She created her beautiful wedding dress in 1815 for her marriage to John Pigg, her second husband (and my fifth great-grandfather.) Callie spun cotton dyed with roots and berries into thread that she wove into a blue and white checkered pattern with a line of red through the blocks. …

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