Documenting Our Y-DNA Testing

Goal: To find out my dad's patrilineal heritage through a Y-DNA test. Why use Y-DNA?: Y-DNA is passed down from male-to-male, basically unchanged through generations. My dad inherited his Y-DNA from his father, my grandfather inherited Y-DNA from his dad Lonnie Dennis, Lonnie inherited Y-DNA from his dad Whit, and Whit inherited Y-DNA from his unknown …

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Timeline: Samuel Dennis in Davidson & Stewart Counties, Tennessee

I've been heavily researching my fourth great-grandfather, Samuel Benjamin Dennis. He started out somewhere in Maryland, moved to Davidson County (Nashville), Tennessee, then on to Stewart County, Tennessee. I've compiled a timeline of records below for fellow Dennis researchers. 8 Jun 1809 - Samuel Dennis is listed in Davidson County, Tennessee as a bondsman for the marriage …

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Edward Dennis: Gone Too Soon

February 27, 2017 I just uncovered the death certificate of my grandfather's brother who died as a newborn. I never recalled hearing about Edward until my grandfather and father told me about him last weekend. Edward was only 19 days old when he died, likely from croup and pneumonia according to his death certificate. He …

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Lizzie Hilliard Dennis

Mary Elizabeth Hilliard went by "Lizzie" and lived her whole life in the Stewart County & Houston County areas of Tennessee. My second great-grandmother was born about 1859, the second oldest child of William Daniel Hilliard and Martha McElroy. On the 1860 and 1870 censuses, Lizzie was called both Mary and Elizabeth. She lived with …

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Dennis Family of Stewart County, Tennessee

Samuel Benjamin Dennis was born about 1786 in Maryland. His wife, Sintha or Sinthey, was born about 1789 in Kentucky. They began their family in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. To summarize, Samuel & Cynthia lived in Davidson County, TN definitely from 1809 - 1833. By 1837, they moved to Stewart County. Their KNOWN children are listed below. …

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