Eliza H. Brent Pigg

Eliza H. Brent Pigg is my fourth-great-grandmother. Researchers, including myself, have been stuck on her for decades with no indication who her parents were. On cold cases like this one, I take a look at other families nearby along with DNA results from my collection of Ancestry DNA tests. But first, I take a look …

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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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Sarah Madeline Dyer & William Stokely Pigg

My third great-grandparents, Sarah "Madeline" Dyer and William Stokely Pigg, were from Kelso in Lincoln County, Tennessee. I've never been to Lincoln County, nor do I know much about the Pigg family. These were my grandmother's great-grandparents on her father's side of the family, and she didn't know anything about them. Her father and mother …

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Finding the Parents of Rachel Fields

It's not uncommon to have limited information when trying to find your ancestors. I typically start with records and then use DNA testing to back up what I find. My mom took an Ancestry DNA test and it's been helpful to confirm relatives and find "new" ones. Thanks to mom's DNA test, I have a …

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