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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Margaret Jane Baker Stringfellow

I am trying to find the parents of my fifth great-grandmother, Margaret Jane Baker (wife of Robert Stringfellow). Little is known about her. In this post, I will analyze records and family trees I've found on the internet. RECORDS RESEARCH - TIMELINE 1770 - Margaret is born around this year in North Carolina, according to …

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Rhoda Lee

For many years, I searched for the mother of Lucy Stringfellow, born Christmas 1856 in Cheatham County, Tennessee. From census records, I knew her father was Hiram Stringfellow. The problem was that Hiram's wife, Lucy Brummett, had likely died before my Lucy was even born. She was the mother to his ten older children. Many family trees …

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