The Bartholomew Family of Knox County, Tennessee

The Bartholomews were early settlers of Knox County, Tennessee. Joseph Bartholomew, the family patriarch, was a saddler. He had a much younger wife, named Ann. They are my fourth-great-grandparents and I would love to know more about them. They have always been surrounded by mystery to me, as my third-great-grandfather, Andrew Jack "A.J." Bartholomew, changed …

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James “Jim” Bennett

James Alonzo "Jim" Bennett was my great-great-grandfather. All of his descendants come from his daughter, Georgia Elizabeth Bennett who married Harvey Carrell. I wanted to learn more James's life, so I've studied records available through Ancestry.com and found a few newspaper articles about him. James was born August 24, 1879, according to his World War …

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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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