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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Mary Emaline

Mary Emaline, my fourth-great-grandmother, was the first wife of Bartemus Pack (read more about him here). User-created family trees on Ancestry.com listed her maiden name as Hildreth, but I haven't found any proof of it yet. On the 1850 census and the 1860 mortality schedule, her name is listed as Mary. On the death certificate …

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Bartemus Pack, Civil War Casualty

My fourth great-grandfather, Bartemus Pack, lost his life in Shelbyville, Tennessee during the civil war. If I had to find one positive thing about Bartemus' untimely death, it's that at least we know his final resting place. He is buried in Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville. It's on my bucket list of places to visit …

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