Harriett Burnett Woodward

Harriett Burnett is my fourth-great-grandmother. Records mentioning her are very limited. I am documenting here what I know so far. Timeline August 3, 1821 - Married Benjamin Woodward in Davidson County, Tennessee. June 1822 - Oldest daughter Martha Woodward was born. She is my third-great-grandmother. 1840 - According to the census under Benjamin Woodward's name, …

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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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Randall Family of Maury County, Tennessee

I am researching my Randall roots. My fifth great-grandmother is Polly Randall. She was married to Reuben Owens. (Read more about him here.) Her father was likely James Randall. I have created a timeline of records to help in my search. Records Timeline *All records are from Ancestry.com unless otherwise noted. Randall spellings include Randol, …

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Reuben Owens of Maury County, Tennessee

I am searching for the parents of my fifth great-grandfather, Reuben Owens. I have composed a records timeline to help in my search. I also had my grandmother's brother take a DNA test to help with my family tree, and what I've found is detailed below. Records Timeline *Records are from Ancestry.com. February 9, 1814 …

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Martha McElroy Hilliard

Martha A.E. McElroy Hilliard was my third great-grandmother. Her parents were James McElroy and Rebecca Stokes. She married William Daniel "Dan" Hilliard. She lived her whole life in Stewart County, Tennessee. My grandfather took an Ancestry DNA test and matches high to McElroy descendants -- the McElroy blood must be strong! I wanted to learn …

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