Blount County, Tennessee Court Minutes

Blount County, Tennessee Court Minutes

Blount County, Tennessee County Court Minutes Book 2 1814-1817 is a book that I recently added to my personal collection.  I briefly consulted it while researching in the McClung Collection in Knoxville a few weeks ago, but quickly realized that I would be better off buying the book than trying to make copies. Robert Kendrick, my fourth great-grandfather, […]

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 […]

William West Confederate Pension Application


This is one of 17 pages of William West’s application for an Indigent Pension from the state of Georgia for his service in the Civil War. Questions for Applicant   Transcript [boilerplate is in regular font; written answers are italicized] State of Georgia Murray County } William West of said State and County, desiring to […]

On this date. . .the 21st of May

Births Thomas S. Kendrick was born in 1821 in Tennessee (my 3rd great-grandfather). James Cass Ellis was born in 1848 in Morganton, Georgia. Deaths Francis Taylor Kendrick died in 1966 in Chatsworth, Georgia (my great-grandfather). Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations.

On this date. . .the 12th of May

Births Martin LaFayette Langston was born in 1867 in Tennessee. Olen McEntire Butler was born in 1906 in Georgia. Deaths Israel LaFayette Hemphill died in 1864 in the Civil War. Marriages Michael Bollinger and Catherine M. Whitener were married in 1835 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

On this date. . .the 21st of January

Births George Washington Roberts was born in 1851 in Bradley County, Tennessee. Eldorado Ella (Patton) Hemphill was born in 1856. Deaths Jesse Lafayette Forrester died in 1928 in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Eliza (Garrett) Mullinax died in 1946 in Ellijay, Georgia. Mary Druscilla (Dillard) Whitener died in 1972 in Chatsworth, Georgia.

On this date. . .the 12th of January

Births Levi Mote was born in 1816 in Tennessee. Solomon S. Lawson was born in 1844 in Polk County, Tennessee. John B. West was born in 1872 in Polk County, Tennessee. Carrie Bell was born in 1886. Deaths Nina Melissa Greenlee died in 2004 in McDowell County, North Carolina. Marriages Matilda Going Andrews and William […]

On this date. . .the 2nd of January

Births Elizabeth W. (Melton) Lawson was born in 1814 in Tennessee. Minerva (O’Neal) Hannah was born in 1837 in Tennessee. Deaths Thomas Garrett died in 1683 in Darby, Pennsylvania. Marriages Hans Dellinger and Agnes Katterman were married in 1659 in Oberacker, Baden (currently believed to be my 9th great-grandparents). Nancy Mary Hayes and William Marion […]