Robert Boyd’s 24 Children

My Boyd family from Pickens County, South Carolina is an interesting group, to say the least. I've never been satisfied with the small amount of information I had gathered about them. While I've used the FamilySearch catalog to research ancestors in my Tennessee counties, I had not looked up my South Carolina Boyds. I regret …

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First Slander Suit in Middle Tennessee

I came across this interesting article from an 1859 newspaper about Russell Gower, Sam Martin and John Boyd in early Nashville history. The voice reminds me of AW Putnam, writer of "History of Middle Tennessee: Or, Life and Times of Gen. James Robertson", but no author is listed. It is based on real court cases, …

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William Bennett Newspaper Articles

Here is a transcribed collection of newspaper articles about William Bennett, my fourth-great-grandfather. For the article, "Wild Bill Bennett", please click here. The Leaf-Chronicle, 06 Jan 1902, Mon, Page 6 HEALTHY And Able to Cultivate a Crop is William Bennett at the Age of 96 Years Mr. Wm. Bennett, of the Second District, was in …

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“Wild Bill”: What William Bennett Had to Say About His Life

The below article about my fourth-great-grandfather, William Bennett, has been transcribed word for word, including errors (grammatical or otherwise). William does tell his father's name: John! While the article gives A LOT of great information, I have not been able to prove much of it yet. I am working on a timeline of events according …

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The Bartholomew Family of Knox County, Tennessee

The Bartholomews were early settlers of Knox County, Tennessee. Joseph Bartholomew, the family patriarch, was a saddler. He had a much younger wife, named Ann. They are my fourth-great-grandparents and I would love to know more about them. They have always been surrounded by mystery to me, as my third-great-grandfather, Andrew Jack "A.J." Bartholomew, changed …

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