Oliver Windsor, the Civil War and the Harris Sisters

When I started building my family tree many years ago, my family had never heard of Oliver Windsor or Martha Patsy Harris. My dad helped me write out a paper family tree for my fifth-grade class project. I remember sitting in Nanny and Papaw's kitchen as they told us their family trees as far back as …

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Eli “Hawk” Aaron

Eli Hawk Aaron was my grandfather's grandfather (making him my second great-grandfather). He lived his whole life in Stewart County, Tennessee. His real name was Eli, as referenced on census records, but everyone called him Hawk, and of course now no one knows why. Hawk was the youngest child born to Mary Ann "Sis" Rumfelt …

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