Thomas Williamson Fulghum

Thomas Williamson Fulghum, my third-great-grandfather, lived all of his 98 years in the Middle Tennessee area. Below is a picture of Thomas. It amazes me to be able to gaze upon the face of someone born around 1816.     All information in this article can be found in records on Ancestry.com unless otherwise noted.  …

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Not Divided in Death: Emeline and Norfleet Jordan

I made an exciting discovery about my fourth great-grandparents when I discovered an article about them from 1875. Emeline and Norfleet Jordan had passed away a day apart, and the local newspaper, The Tennessean, published an article about them. Not Divided in Death. To the American: PEGRAM'S STATION, CHEATHAM COUNTY, Oct. 18, 1875. - Mr. …

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Sarah Frances “Fannie” Russell

When I first wrote the article about my fourth great-grandfather, Edward A. Russell, I expressed interest in finding his daughter whose initials were "S.F.". You see, Edward first married Jemima Owens in Maury County, Tennessee and had one child, S.F. After Jemima died, Edward married her sister, Martha Ann Owens. They had one daughter, Nancy …

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Unburying a Cemetery

When I realized a family cemetery in Dickson County, Tennessee was overgrown and tucked away, I started to worry. What if the cemetery itself becomes buried? Who knows how to access this cemetery? Many questions ran through my mind. Welch's Cemetery is "hidden" in a wooded area in Burns, Tennessee. I used several digital maps …

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Edward A. Russell Disappeared During the Civil War

Edward A. Russell, my fourth great-grandfather, lived only a couple of years after he turned 30. He is a Civil War veteran, who probably died around the end of the war. I have discovered some more information about Edward, that goes against what is commonly on family trees. Edward's parents were Sarah Shaw and Peyton …

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