Anecdotes of Centenarian William Bennett

William Bennett, of the Sycamore Mills area of Cheatham County, Tennessee, lived to be nearly 106 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. See 1) Wild Bill Bennett article and 2) Article transcriptions. If you carefully …

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James “Jim” Bennett

James Alonzo "Jim" Bennett was my great-great-grandfather. All of his descendants come from his daughter, Georgia Elizabeth Bennett who married Harvey Carrell. I wanted to learn more James's life, so I've studied records available through Ancestry.com and found a few newspaper articles about him. James was born August 24, 1879, according to his World War …

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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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Finding Grandpa Bill

My mom's maiden name is Harper, so when we started doing our family tree over a decade ago, she wanted to trace the Harper name. We were stuck at her great-great-grandfather, a man named James William Harper. He was not on any census record with his parents. There were several Harper families in the Cheatham/Davidson …

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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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