The Bartholomew Family of Knox County, Tennessee

The Bartholomews were early settlers of Knox County, Tennessee. Joseph Bartholomew, the family patriarch, was a saddler. He had a much younger wife, named Ann. They are my fourth-great-grandparents and I would love to know more about them. They have always been surrounded by mystery to me, as my third-great-grandfather, Andrew Jack "A.J." Bartholomew, changed …

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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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John Franklin Carrell

John Franklin Carrell, my great-great-grandfather, was born in Greenbrier, Robertson County, Tennessee to Andrew "Jack" Carroll and Amanda Gainous. Jack's last name was originally Bartholomew, but he changed it to Carroll for unknown reasons. John spelled his last name with an "e" instead of an "o". While searching through records on Ancestry, I found conflicting …

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Remembering Leonidas Tidwell

This has been a hard blog post to write, but one that I feel like needs to be posted. My second great-grandfather was Edmond Leonidas Tidwell, or Lonnie for short. He was born on March 18, 1860 in Dickson County, Tennessee to Amanda Tate and Edmond Mansel Tidwell. A day before Lonnie's third birthday, his …

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Centenarian William Bennett

William Bennett, of the Sycamore Mills area of Cheatham County, Tennessee, lived to be over 100 years old. We are lucky to have a few newspaper articles about his life that were written in the early 1900s when he was still alive. My fourth great-grandfather has countless descendants. At the time of his death in …

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