Joseph Kernell

Joseph Kernell, or Cornell, depending on which descendant you ask, first lived in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Stewart County, Tennessee. Some online family trees have inaccurate information about Joseph and his family, so this blog post lays out what we know based off of records. Joseph Kernell was born about 1830 in Nashville, Davidson …

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Sarah Jane Watson Farmer Lawrence

This is the story of my third-great-grandmother as I know it. All information pulled from Ancestry.com records unless otherwise noted. Sarah Jane Watson, commonly called Jane, was born December 23, 1849 in Robertson County, Tennessee to Sarah Sally Frey and Talton Watson. By the 1860 census, the family of nine lived in Cheatham County, Tennessee …

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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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Martha McElroy Hilliard

Martha A.E. McElroy Hilliard was my third great-grandmother. Her parents were James McElroy and Rebecca Stokes. She married William Daniel "Dan" Hilliard. She lived her whole life in Stewart County, Tennessee. My grandfather took an Ancestry DNA test and matches high to McElroy descendants -- the McElroy blood must be strong! I wanted to learn …

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Timeline: Rebecca Ann & William Dial

Last updated: April 20, 2018 Rebecca and William Dial were my third great-grandparents. William lived his early years in Lauderdale County, Alabama and Lawrence County, Tennessee, but made his home with Rebecca in Green Hill, Lauderdale County, Alabama right over the Tennessee state line. No one knows his wife’s real last name or her parents. …

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