Morrow Family: Thomas Morrow

The below timeline tracks Thomas Morrow, born about 1814, and who married Winney Foster. He was likely married once before Winney, but that wife is unknown. If you have any information about this family, please contact me at downhomegenealogy@gmail.com. Timeline About 1814 - Tennessee - Thomas Morrow is born according to the 1850 census. 1820 …

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James Gainous Sr.

This is a closer look at James Gainous Sr., who lived part of his life in Robertson County, Tennessee. The Gainous family's surname was spelled various ways in records: Gainus, Gaines, Gainuss, Gainess, Gains, etc. Special thanks to Rick Tidwell for his extensive research on the Gainous family! Wife James' wife (or wives!) are unknown. …

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Joseph Kernell

Joseph Kernell, or Cornell, depending on which descendant you ask, first lived in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Stewart County, Tennessee. Some online family trees have inaccurate information about Joseph and his family, so this blog post lays out what we know based off of records. Joseph Kernell was born about 1830 in Nashville, Davidson …

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Tarlton Watson

Tarlton Watson, my fourth-great-grandfather, was born about 200 years ago in Virginia before his family settled in Middle Tennessee. To be honest, I don't know if his name was Tarlton or Talton. Census and civil war records give his name an "r", while two of his children's death certificate leave the "r" out. Tarlton died …

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