Governor’s Pardon

In 1853, my ancestor Hiram Edde and Lousia Daws were convicted of Lewdness in the Court in Shelbyville, Bedford County, TN.  The Court found Edde guilty and Edde appealed to the TN Supreme Court.  The case was heard by the Tennessee Supreme Court.  The case was remanded back to the County Court in December 1853."the… Continue reading Governor’s Pardon


Wagon Master-Thomas Dixon Morgan

During the Civil War, my ancestor served as a Wagon Master under Vernon K. Stevenson in Bowling Green, KY. His job was to move supplies to the Confederate Troops around Nashville. When the war was over, Thomas Dixon Morgan applied for a pension, citing his service as a Wagon Master and claimed he had been… Continue reading Wagon Master-Thomas Dixon Morgan

Getting the Next Generation Interested….

Like most Genealogists, my children really aren’t interested in sitting in front of the computer chasing down every last deed of someone long dead.  They aren’t interested in spending hours in archives and cemeteries looking for that long lost connection to a 6th great grandfather.  At least they aren’t yet…. So how does a genealogist… Continue reading Getting the Next Generation Interested….

Proctor, Jonathon-War of 1812

  Jonathon A. Proctor was born circa 1784, presumably in Edgecombe County, NC. There are several Proctors in Edgecombe County in 1790. Most likely this is where Jonathon Proctor was born. His father-in-law, Samuel Cutchin(s) was from Edgecombe County and Jonathon and Sarah married there.[1],[2],[3],[4],[5] Jonathon A. Proctor married Sarah Cutchin, daughter of Samuel Cutchin(s)… Continue reading Proctor, Jonathon-War of 1812