Tennessee Genealogy Research by Debbie W. Spero

Genealogy–tips, research ideas, problems and answers

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 […]

Lewis B. Pilkerton, Confederate War Soldier, Private, Co. H, 18 Tennessee Infantry

Monday, March 12th, 2012

L.B. Pilkerton, enlisted 15 Nov 1861, in Bowling Green, KY, in Co H, 18th Regiment of Tennessee Infantry, for a period of 6 1/3 months.    This was listed on the first card of his service record, along with “absent” and “detached to Capt. Porter’s Artillery”.     L.B. Pilkerton had only one card for his service in Capt […]

Aaron Pilkerton and son Lewis B. Pilkerton, Privates, Co H 18th Tennessee Infantry

Friday, March 9th, 2012

For almost 2 years now I have been researching my own family lines for Civil War soldiers.   So far, I have found one Union soldier, three Confederate soldiers who fought and lived, one Confederate soldier who died a prisoner of war in Ohio, one Confederate soldier who fought, was imprisoned, then re-enlisted as a Union […]

The Full Pension File of Silas James Lankford, CSA and USA Soldier of Smith Co Tennessee

Monday, June 20th, 2011

It could have taken up to six months for me to get it, but it didn’t!    Last week while I was away,  I received the full pension file–Civil War–of Silas James Lankford!    And, it is CHOCK FULL of information. Over the next few days, I will detail the info given in this pension file.    It […]