Nannie Bullard Carrell

Nancy Jane "Nannie" Bullard was my great-great-grandmother. I never met her, as she died in 1955, but I do have a few good photos of her. Having photos of someone always sparks my curiosity even more about that person. I've also talked to several cousins descended from Nannie and wanted to record what I know …

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John Franklin Carrell

John Franklin Carrell, my great-great-grandfather, was born in Greenbrier, Robertson County, Tennessee to Andrew "Jack" Carroll and Amanda Gainous. Jack's last name was originally Bartholomew, but he changed it to Carroll for unknown reasons. John spelled his last name with an "e" instead of an "o". While searching through records on Ancestry, I found conflicting …

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The Short Life of John J. Bullard

John J. Bullard, my third great-grandfather, was born about 1846 in DeKalb County, Tennessee to Mary Reeves and Henry Bullard. John is on the 1850 and 1860 census with his parents and siblings in District 5 of DeKalb County near Smithville. At the age of 15, John joined the confederacy as a Private in the 35th Regiment, …

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