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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Tarlton Watson

Tarlton Watson, my fourth-great-grandfather, was born about 200 years ago in Virginia before his family settled in Middle Tennessee. To be honest, I don't know if his name was Tarlton or Talton. Census and civil war records give his name an "r", while two of his children's death certificate leave the "r" out. Tarlton died …

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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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W.S. Pigg Civil War Records

While exploring Fold3, I found records for a W.S. Pigg that served as a Confederate Private with Company I in the 8th Tennessee Infantry. My third great-grandfather was William Stokely Pigg, and I think this might be him. The records paint an interesting story, and I wish I knew more details. I haven't found anything …

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