John A. and Benajah Carlton-Vicksburg

John A. Carlton, and his brother, Benajah enlisted for a period of one year on March 8, 1862 at Fort Pillow, TN. They were both a part of the 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery Unit. After the regiment was organized, it was embarked on the Steamer Golden Age on June 2, 1862, for Vicksburg. Here it… Continue reading John A. and Benajah Carlton-Vicksburg

Grave Robbing in TN-Stephen Bennett (part 1 of 3)

I have been enthralled with my ancestor Stephen Bennett since I first got started in Genealogy.  I can still remember the day like it was yesterday. I drove to MTSU to do some research on my family. Not sure what made me decide to start doing Genealogy that day, but I was home visiting and… Continue reading Grave Robbing in TN-Stephen Bennett (part 1 of 3)

When A Will Doesn’t Exist-Jonathon A. Proctor and Sarah Cutchin

Jonathon A. Proctor was born circa 1784 in NC.1,2,3,4,5 Jonathon A. Proctor married Sarah Cutchin, daughter of Samuel Cutchin and Mourning Hudnall, on 8 Mar 1808 in Edgecombe County, NC.6 Jonathon and Sarah became the parents of Unknown female Proctor between 1808 and 1810 in Edgecombe County, NC. Jonathon A. Proctor was enumerated as the… Continue reading When A Will Doesn’t Exist-Jonathon A. Proctor and Sarah Cutchin

Keziah Gambill Brown -3rd Great Grandmother

     Keziah "Kezzie" Gambill, daughter of John Gambill and Sarah Kimbro, was born 12 March 1806 in Rutherford County, TN.2,3,4,5,6,7      Based on a source of information that may not be reliable, it is possible that Keziah "Kezzie" Gambill was born in 1808 in TN.8 9      Keziah "Kezzie" Gambill, Frances Permelia Gambill, Charlotte Gambill,… Continue reading Keziah Gambill Brown -3rd Great Grandmother

John Gambill (Gambrill) 4th Great Grandfather

John Gambill, son of Bradley Gambill and Susanna Unknown, was born circa 1771.1,2,3,4      John Gambill married Sarah Kimbro, daughter of William Kimbrough and Elizabeth Gooch, on 1 November 1798 in Davidson County, TN.4,2      Article I, section 2, of the U.S. Constitution requires that a decennial population census, a nationwide enumeration or count of… Continue reading John Gambill (Gambrill) 4th Great Grandfather

Bradley Gambill-5th Great Grandfather

     Bradley Gambill was born circa 1751.1      Bradley Gambill married Susanna Unknown.      Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Elizabeth Gambill.      Bradley and Susanna became the parents of John Gambill circa 1771.2,3,4,5      In 1772, settlers living south of the Holston River, on the Watauga and Nolichucky Rivers, within the boundaries of… Continue reading Bradley Gambill-5th Great Grandfather