Tennessee Genealogy Research by Debbie W. Spero

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Private Peter Hackett of Smith County, Tennessee

Monday, March 29th, 2010

I am submitting an application to Civil War Families of Tennessee on Private Peter Hackett of Smith Co. TN who served in the 23rd TN Inf, Co G, CSA.

Amanda Paralee Cathcart Williams

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Loose ends were tied on the Civil War Families application for James H. Williams. In addition, I received a copy of his widow’s pension application and papers that give a lot of details on his life and injuries received in the Civil War.

2nd Lt James H. Williams of Smith and Dekalb Co Tennessee

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Research continues for my Civil War solider ancestors and my latest soldier is James H. Williams of Smith and Dekalb Counties, Tennessee.

Bailey P. Mundy

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Bailey Peyton Mundy of Smith and Macon Counties, TN is the next ancestor I am submitting for approval in the Civil War Families of Tennessee.

Captain Claiborne Wright West

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I’ve completed the first application and copied the proof needed for requesting membership in the Civil War Families of Tennessee under great-great-great grandfather Captain Claiborne Wright West. And, though the lines were already proven by my great-great uncle Hoke West, I still found a few surprises and learned something new.

Civil War Families of Tennessee

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Membership in Civil War Families of Tennessee, an adjunct association of The East Tennessee Historical Society, is my latest project. I have two great-great-great grandfathers who fought in the Civil War: Claibourne Wright West of Smith Co. TN and George W. Tomberlain of White Co. TN. My next step: obtaining the proof (birth and death records, marriages, etc) that proves my line of descent from Claibourne Wright West and George W. Tomberlain to me.

Tennessee Tax Lists

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Genealogy is defined by the Webster dictionary as a recorded history of one’s family and the study of family descent.    I am writing today to tell you how you can begin research on your family tree. How to begin. Talk, talk, talk, with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.  See if someone in your family is […]