Questions tagged [tennessee]

For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Tennessee, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1796) when it was British and then American territory.

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What was the Tennessee General Assembly Act passed November 2 1847 in reference to Land Grants?

I have an ancestor who was the recipient of land in Bedford County, TN, pursuant an Act of the General Assembly of the aforementioned state passed on November 2 1847. I would like to know what that ...
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Finding parents of Lazarus Elisha Adams?

Who were the parents of Lazarus Elisha Adams born in Grundy, Tennessee in 1808?
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Who was the Jackson Moore named in the 1838 will of Zachariah Green?

Zachariah Green's will, dated 13 August 1838, included bequests to: "my daughter Peggy Heardin" "my Grandson Jackson Moore" "my Grand daughter Emily Tesdel" The will was written in and probated in ...
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What should I look for during a research trip to Knoxville, Tennessee?

Most of my family history is in North Carolina and East Tennessee (1750s-present) and I do most of my research remotely from Texas, so I'm generally limited to sources like Ancestry and FHL. My ...
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Verifying adoption of ancestor born 1816 in Tennessee, USA?

I have a great grandmother who was born in 1816. Her name was Elizabeth G Smith Armstrong, born in Tennessee, and maybe married to William Armstrong who died in Yolo County California. In 1862 ...
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Finding Marriage of Elizabeth Smith Julian and Newton Bonner in 1840s Kentucky, North Carolina or Tennessee?

John Robert Bonner, was born in Missouri, on May 19, 1845. His father, Newton Bonner, was born in Kentucky and I don’t know the year. His mother Elizabeth Smith Julian is the Daughter of John ...
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How to confirm my research of Charles P. Cantrell?

We have been trying to track down my great grandfather, Charles P. Cantrell. He & my great grandmother (Mary Alice Wilson) married in 1906 in Jackson County, TN. That has been the only definitive ...
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Tracing child adopted from Washington County, Tennessee Poor Farm in the 1930s?

I am looking for a 3rd cousin. I have been working on ancestry information, and came across a close family member Florence who was adopted out. She was born in 1927 in Johnson City, Tennessee. In the ...
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Resources for researching family from Greene County, Tennessee?

I am researching my family tree and am stuck because my ancestor, Henry Harmon, was 24 in 1850 so he is already living with his wife Catherine and child George. The 1840 census doesn't tell me ...
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Who were the parents of William H. Clements, husband of Lulie Ida Strong?

I have hit a dead end with William H. Clements (b.c. 1829), husband of Loula/Lulie Ida Strong and father of Lyman Jairus Clements. Thanks to his distinctively named wife, I was able to find the ...
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How to read Tennessee marriage record

I am trying to interpret the bottom marriage record from Ancestry.com's "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002": I know that the couple getting married is Lyman J. Strong and Martha H. Green. What is ...
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If mother's maiden name is listed as same as child's last name, is child illegitimate?

If the Tennessee death certificate for John Tindell (1836-1915) leaves the father's name blank and fills in the mother's maiden name as Jane Tindell, should I infer that John was illegitimate, or is ...
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Who were parents of Nettie A Priddy born 1867 in Tennessee, USA?

I am looking for the parents of Nettie A Priddy, born 4 July 1867 in Tennessee, United States and died 17 May 1891 in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States. She was married to James Edwin ...
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Tracing male ancestor born late 19th century in North Carolina?

I am trying to locate any information on my grandfather. His name (I think) was Allie T. Russell and he was born 2/29/1892 in North Carolina. I do have a copy of his revised birth certificate. It ...
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State of Tennessee, Land Act of January 9, 1830

Does anyone know specific details with sources, about what information would have to be supplied by a Grantee to the State of Tennessee, (such as, Identification, whether or not he was a natural born ...
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Tracing ancestors from 1800 back in Kentucky/Tennessee (USA)?

I have a least three male relatives born between 1800 and 1810 that I cannot trace back further. How should I continue my research? ( they all seem to be USA born Kentucky, Tennessee)
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Finding birth record for William R Rediker who was born ca 1832 in USA?

My 2x Grandfather William R Rediker passed in 1884. He is laid to rest at Bennett Cemetery, in Cheatham County, Tennessee, USA. The information I've obtained is as follows: U.S. Census 1880, 1870, ...