Tennessee Genealogy Research by Debbie W. Spero

Genealogy–tips, research ideas, problems and answers

Revolutionary War Soldier Private David Herron of Albemarle Co VA and White Co TN

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The continuation of the pension application of David Herron, age 103, of White County, TN in 1833. Answers to the questions prescribed by the War Department and propounded by the Justice 1st  He was born either in Orange or Albemarle he does not recollect precisely which, he thinks however in Orrange County Virginia in the […]

Revolutionary War Veteran Private David Herron of Albemarle Co Virginia

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The pension application of David Herron continues… He again went out under Captain Isaac Davis.  He does not recollect certainly but thinks that his lieutenants name was Richard Durret.  He again met at Sharlottsville and as well as he recollects performed something like the rout mentioned in his second tour and was finally discharged at […]

David Herron of White County, TN Revolutionary Soldier aged 103

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

I found the answer to my 5th great grandfather’s Revolutionary War Service faster than I thought.   I already had a copy of his Revolutionary War pension application buried in my files of family research. My grandfather was Morgan Jackson Saddler 1917-1986.  His mother was Mai Bell Tomberlain of Rutherford and Davidson Counties, TN, 1892-1972.  Her […]

Civil War and Revolutionary War Ancestors

Monday, September 17th, 2012

I have spent the last couple of years researching my Civil War ancestors and applying for membership in the Civil War Families of Tennessee through the East Tennessee Historical Society.    I am almost finished with the applications and supporting papers for Lewis Bradshaw Pilkerton and his father Aaron Pilkerton of Rutherford Co, who both served […]