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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Wiley Farmer of Clarksville, Tennessee

Wiley Farmer, my fourth great-grandfather, is one of my current genealogy mysteries that I am researching. Wiley first shows up on the 1850 census in present-day Sycamore Mills in Cheatham County, Tennessee. Wiley and his wife, Nancy, are living with the David Mosier family, with whom are presumably his in-laws. His occupation is laborer. He …

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