Researching in First Families of Tennessee Files

First Families of Tennessee

A few weeks ago, I spent some time visiting the McClung Collection at the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville. The first thing I looked at was the index to the First Families of Tennessee application files. I’ve written before about using DAR applications as a source, but this was a bit different, since I […]

Hawkins County, Tennessee 1810 Tax List

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Using a Tax List as a Census Substitute I have at least three lines who were in Hawkins County, Tennessee in the early 1800s.  The 1810 census for Tennessee, unfortunately, has been lost, 1 so tax lists serve as a census substitute, at least for males age 21 and over. Transcription Hawkins County Loudebacks Company […]

On this date. . .the 28th of December

Births Thomas Hinton, Sr. was born in 1693 in St. Anne’s Parish, Maryland (my 7th great-grandfather). Anna Johanna (Rudisill) Dellinger was born in 1740 in York County, Pennsylvania (my 6th great-grandmother). Andrew Russell Ellis was born in 1841 in Fannin County, Georgia. William Harden Roberts was born in 1877 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Hans […]

On this date. . .the 28th of August

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Births Hans Andreas Dellinger was born in 1659. James Lette McEntire was born in 1809 in Burke County, North Carolina. Thomas Patton Hemphill was born in 1838. Deaths Hiram W. Searcy died in 1857 in Gilmer County, Georgia (my 4th great-grandfather). Margaret (Hemphill) Flack died in 1875. Lavica (Santer) Ellis died in 1892 in Fannin […]

June Ancestor Birthdays

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Let’s recognize ancestors and close relatives who were born in June: William Robert Hinton, 6x-great-grandfather, born 12 Jun 1728 in St. Anne’s Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland. Captain Thomas Lytle, 5x-great-grandfather, born 06 Jun 1750 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Anna Barbara Albright, born 18 Jun 1754 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Thomas Lytle, 4x-great-grandfather, born 06 Jun […]

December Birthdays

It’s time to recognize ancestors who were born in December: Thomas Hinton, Sr., 7x-great-grandfather, born 28 Dec 1693 in St. Anne’s Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland. Johannes Albrecht, 8x-great-grandfather, born 19 Dec 1697 in Pfalz, Germany. Anna Johanna Rudisill, 6x-great-grandmother, born 28 Dec 1740 in York County, Pennsylvania. James Alexander, 4x-great-grandfather, born 23 Dec 1756 in […]