Sarah Frances “Fannie” Russell

When I first wrote the article about my fourth great-grandfather, Edward A. Russell, I expressed interest in finding his daughter whose initials were "S.F.". You see, Edward first married Jemima Owens in Maury County, Tennessee and had one child, S.F. After Jemima died, Edward married her sister, Martha Ann Owens. They had one daughter, Nancy …

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Edward A. Russell Disappeared During the Civil War

Edward A. Russell, my fourth great-grandfather, lived only a couple of years after he turned 30. He is a Civil War veteran, who probably died around the end of the war. I have discovered some more information about Edward, that goes against what is commonly on family trees. Edward's parents were Sarah Shaw and Peyton …

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The Bartholomew-Carroll Mystery

3/17/2017 In honor of my Irish roots on St. Patrick's Day, I am writing about one of my family mysteries: my third great-grandfather who was rumored to be Irish and who had a surname change around the age of 50. Andrew Jackson "Jack" Bartholomew Carroll was born in about 1823 in Knox County, Tennessee (according to his death certificate). In …

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