Tennessee Genealogy Research by Debbie W. Spero

Genealogy–tips, research ideas, problems and answers

Levi Matherly Alzira K Sevier Mary W. Polly Brown Sevier of Sumner County Tennessee

Friday, March 7th, 2014

I have been hitting my head for years on the brick wall of my 3rd great grandparents, Levi Matherly and Elzira/Alzira K. Sevier/Savere of Sumner County Tennessee. I knew that Levi Matherly was present in the 1850 census of Sumner Co TN, district 9.  Levi was age 36, born TN with children:  John age 12, […]

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 […]

Charles Dillehay of Virginia and Leonard Brown of Caswell Co NC and Sumner Co TN Revolutionary War Patriots

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

In my continuing research for Revolutionary War soldiers in my family tree, I have found two ancestors who are listed as Revolutionary War Patriots.   I am descended from Charles Dillehay, born ca 1717 died after 1784, married to Elizabeth or Eliza through his son Arthur Dillehay, b. 13 July 1741.   Arthur married Sarah and my […]