Unburying a Cemetery

When I realized a family cemetery in Dickson County, Tennessee was overgrown and tucked away, I started to worry. What if the cemetery itself becomes buried? Who knows how to access this cemetery? Many questions ran through my mind. Welch's Cemetery is "hidden" in a wooded area in Burns, Tennessee. I used several digital maps …

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Remembering Leonidas Tidwell

This has been a hard blog post to write, but one that I feel like needs to be posted. My second great-grandfather was Edmond Leonidas Tidwell, or Lonnie for short. He was born on March 18, 1860 in Dickson County, Tennessee to Amanda Tate and Edmond Mansel Tidwell. A day before Lonnie's third birthday, his …

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Edmond Mansel Tidwell,Civil War Casualty

Edmond Mansel Tidwell, my third great-grandfather, lost his life during the Civil War in 1863. He died in Cheatham's Field Hospital, which was likely near Shelbyville, Tennessee at the time. Cause is unknown, as well as his burial location. No monument or memorial stands for him. Edmond was born July 26, 1832 to Malachi Tidwell …

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