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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Rachel

Rachel (married name Aaron) is possibly my fourth-great-grandmother or she may not be related to me at all. Her story is fascinating, so I've spent hours combing through records to try to prove or disprove her relation to my family. My third-great-grandfather is Henderson Aaron, who is a bit of a mystery as well. Assuming …

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Chronological Timeline: Aaron Records in Early Stewart County, Tennessee

I have researched people with the surname Aaron who lived in Stewart County, Tennessee during my quest to find the parents of my third-great-grandfather, Henderson Aaron. The most likely candidates for his parents are Rachel and John Aaron. I do not know where John was from or his parentage. Click here for my article on Rachel …

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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 now no one knows why. Hawk was the youngest child born to Mary Ann "Sis" Rumfelt and Henderson Aaron …

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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 dots …

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