Tennessee Genealogy Research by Debbie W. Spero

Genealogy–tips, research ideas, problems and answers

James Gourley and Violet Wilson and Elizabeth Wilson of Sumner County Tennessee

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

It’s after the holidays, cold and snowy, and I have had a little time to work on my own family genealogy.   My mother, Lois Saddler Williams, is the daughter of Ellen Geneva Dorris, age 95.   My grandmother was born in the Shackle Island area of Hendersonville in November of 1918.  Her parents were John Anderson […]

William Dorris Revolutionary War Soldier of New Jersey and Sumner Co TN and widow Eleanor Dorris

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

The pension papers of Revolutionary War soldier William Dorris continue with the widow’s pension application of his widow, Eleanor Dorris. State of Tennessee Sumner Co   On this day personally appeared Ellenor Dorris widow of William Dorris deceased before me James Butler one of the acting Justices of the Peace in and for the county aforesaid.   […]