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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Joseph Kernell

Joseph Kernell, or Cornell, depending on which descendant you ask, first lived in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Stewart County, Tennessee. Some online family trees have inaccurate information about Joseph and his family, so this blog post lays out what we know based off of records. Joseph Kernell was born about 1830 in Nashville, Davidson …

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Robert Gower & Agnes Burnley

Robert Gower and Agnes Burnley were early Nashville residents. Nashville was founded in 1779 by the Robertson and Donelson party, which also consisted of the Gower family and Robert. Robert was born between 1774-1775, if you take into account he purchased land in February 1796. (He would have to be at least 21 years old.) …

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Thomas Williamson Fulghum

Thomas Williamson Fulghum, my third-great-grandfather, lived all of his 98 years in the Middle Tennessee area. Below is a picture of Thomas. It amazes me to be able to gaze upon the face of someone born around 1816.     All information in this article can be found in records on Ancestry.com unless otherwise noted.  …

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Chronological Timeline: Aaron Records in Early Stewart County, Tennessee

I have researched people with the surname Aaron who lived in Stewart County, Tennessee during my quest to find the parents of my third-great-grandfather, Henderson Aaron. The most likely candidates for his parents are Rachel and John Aaron. I do not know where John was from or his parentage. Click here for my article on Rachel …

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