Oliver Windsor, the Civil War and the Harris Sisters

When I started building my family tree many years ago, my family had never heard of Oliver Windsor or Martha Patsy Harris. My dad helped me write out a paper family tree for my fifth-grade class project. I remember sitting in Nanny and Papaw's kitchen as they told us their family trees as far back as …

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Timeline: Aaron Records in Early Stewart County, Tennessee

This post was originally created January 18, 2017 under my post for Henderson Aaron. It makes more sense for this post to be on a different page.  Henderson Aaron was my third great-grandfather who lived in Stewart County, Tennessee. His parents are unknown. The most likely candidates are Rachel and John Aaron. I do not …

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Eli “Hawk” Aaron

Eli Hawk Aaron was my grandfather's grandfather (making him my second great-grandfather). He lived his whole life in Stewart County, Tennessee. His real name was Eli, as referenced on census records, but everyone called him Hawk, and of course now no one knows why. Hawk was the youngest child born to Mary Ann "Sis" Rumfelt …

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Henderson Aaron

My third great-grandfather Henderson Aaron likely died young and didn't leave many clues except a few random records of his existence. My goal is to find out who his parents were. My grandfather took a DNA test, which I hoped would lead to finding our Aaron kin, but I haven't been able to connect the …

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