Jesse Shelton and His Pegram Plantation

Jesse Shelton, my sixth-great-grandfather, once owned a plantation in present-day Pegram, Cheatham County, Tennessee. His land was on Turner Creek and the Big Harpeth River according to his 1809 deed. The below map marks that spot and has an estimate of what his 640-acre spread (one square mile) might have looked like to help you …

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John Aaron of Stewart County, Tennessee

I have spent years working on the branches of my Aaron family tree. My search points to John Aaron of Stewart County, Tennessee being my fourth-great-grandfather, although I do not have documented proof. In the timeline below, I have used records to document what I have uncovered so far about John. Records Timeline Before 1787 …

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Hiram Harper, Nashville Detective: From Boston to Alcatraz

"One of the Best" - Detective Dave Beasley Hiram Herbert Harper, my mother's grandfather, passed away when she was only about seven months old. Our information about Hiram is limited to a few records and numerous newspaper articles. I wish I knew more about Hiram, because he seems like a fascinating man. Sadly, we don't …

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Green Allen Franklin Pylant

Green Allen Franklin Pylant, my third-great-grandfather, was a farmer and Civil War veteran who lived most of his life in southern middle Tennessee. I created a records timeline to take a deeper look into his life. Timeline 29 June 1845 - Green was the oldest of at least five children born to Nancy Tucker and Gabriel …

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