Tennessee Genealogy Research by Debbie W. Spero

Genealogy–tips, research ideas, problems and answers

Private John Knight, Revolutionary War Soldier of North Carolina

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

John Knight of Smith County, Tennessee is my great-great-great-great-great grandfather on my grandmother’s side:  Ivorene West, daugther of Leatha Florence Sutton, daugther of Martha Eveline Russell, daugther of Eliza Knight, daughter of Henry M. Knight, who was son of John Knight.   John Knight was married to Martha Montague.   The soldier’s application, S1992, John Knight, NC […]

Jemima Williams, widow of Tobias Williams, Private of NC, Revolutionary War

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Jemima Williams, my 5th great grandmother, was the widow of Revolutionary War Soldier, Tobias Williams of NC and Smith County, TN.  Tobias Williams was granted a pension in 1833, and died in April 1834.    Following is the penison application of widow, Jemima Williams… Smith Co. TN:  On this 21st day of November in the year […]

Civil War Pension Application for Emma Lankford Widow of Silas James Lankford, Smith and Dickson Counties, TN

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The depositions continue concerning the widow application of Emma Langford, wife of Union and Confederate Soldier, Silas James Lankford… 8 Feb 1906   Tabitha Lankford:  I am 63 years of age.   My post office is Defeated, Tenn.  I have no occupation.   James Lankford was my brother.  His name was Silas James Lankford.   He lived at home […]

Civil War Widow’s Pension Application and Papers Emma Langford/Lankford wife of Silas James Langford/Lankford Civil War Soldier

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

In my last post Emma Langford admitted in a deposition on 19 Jan 1906 that, “yes I had heard that Silas James Langford had had a wife before the one, Zilpha Dunn, who died here”.    Emma continued:   “When Zilpha died there was a young man, Marion Langford, here.  I have heard that he was Silas […]

The Civil War Pension File of Soldier Silas James Langford

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Continuing with the pension file of Silas James Langford/Lankford, the next form was a questionnaire dated 26 April 1902. No.1  Are you a married man and if so please state your wife’s full name and her maiden name. Answer:   Yes, Emily Langford, maiden Hunter. No.2  When, where and by whom were you married? Answer:  15 […]