The Unsolved Mystery of John Isham Bullard

As an amateur genealogist, be prepared to sometimes get things wrong. Bruce Lee said, "Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them." In late 2019, I came to the startling realization that my third-great-grandfather, John Bullard, was not who I thought he was. I studied my grandmother's brother's Ancestry DNA test …

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Nannie Bullard Carrell

Nancy Jane "Nannie" Bullard was my great-great-grandmother. I never met her, as she died in 1955, but I do have a few good photos of her. Having photos of someone always sparks my curiosity even more about that person. I've also talked to several cousins descended from Nannie and wanted to record what I know …

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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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