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

I think the Act that you are looking for is probably An Act further to provide for the Occupant Settlers, south and west of the congressional reservation line, and for other purposes, which was passed ...
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Resources for researching family from Greene County, Tennessee?

Try to look on this problem as an opportunity for learning something new instead of a roadblock to overcome. You can't find your person in the 1840 Census because it doesn't list him by name -- but ...
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Tracing male ancestor born late 19th century in North Carolina?

ALLIE TOMAS RUSSELL was born at 32 Hazel Street in Nashville, Tennessee (Ward 15) on 29 Feb 1892, son of THOMAS TALLIAFERRO RUSSELL and IDA CLIFTON RUSSELL. He and his mother have several photos on ...
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Tracing male ancestor born late 19th century in North Carolina?

When you find yourself saying "help! I don't know anything! I can't find anything!" it can help to write out everything that you do know, and how you know it, and then to put all those bits and ...
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What should I look for during a research trip to Knoxville, Tennessee?

What a great opportunity for you. I would suggest the county recorders office for land records, and many other kinds of documents such as tax liens, some types of business documents, and mortgages. ...
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Resources for researching family from Greene County, Tennessee?

Just adding one detail to Jan Murphy's extremely thorough research guide, I think it's worth specifically mentioning probate records and deeds. Although not electronically indexed, FamilySearch's ...
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Who were parents of Nettie A Priddy born 1867 in Tennessee, USA?

Marriage index Cooke County, Texas, lists her as A. N. Priddy. Tombstone says A. N. Gilbreath. Could Nettie be short for Annette, Antoinette, or Anita? Marriage of son James says mother was Nettie ...
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How to confirm my research of Charles P. Cantrell?

Taking a look at the 1910 Census Image clears up some of the mystery. Frank Dennis occupation is Superintendent of County Poor Farm, not private farm. This in confirmed in the far left column where ...
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How to read Tennessee marriage record

Underneath the search box for the database Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 on Ancestry, the section About Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 says: Marriage Bonds: Bonds were posted ...
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If mother's maiden name is listed as same as child's last name, is child illegitimate?

Yes, the information provided on the document suggests that John was probably illegitimate. However, don't assume anything. The only way to verify whether this is true is by finding additional ...
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Trying to find parents of William Carroll Gardner, born in 1828

I'm not sure this is an answer, but it's too long for a comment, and it may be helpful in suggesting some ideas for research. Bethel College is now Bethel University, and has moved from its founding ...
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What should I look for during a research trip to Knoxville, Tennessee?

The county historical society in my hometown may be unique (and it's not in Tennessee), but they keep an index of local obituaries and their associated publication dates in the local newspapers, which ...
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What should I look for during a research trip to Knoxville, Tennessee?

I would look for death certificates. They can reveal quite a bit of detail and if you're in the right place (right county), you might be able to look at a lot of family members at once.
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Tracing child adopted from Washington County, Tennessee Poor Farm in the 1930s?

Your best bet to get the records from the State of Tennessee and circumvent the 100 year rule is find a direct descendant of hers and ask that person to submit a letter requesting records you have ...
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