Miles Bembry as Plantation Overseer

In researching my brickwall ancestor and 5th great-grandfather, Miles Bembry (1766-1838), I have been researching his FAN (Friend Associate Neighbor) club in depth for some time. However, recently, I consulted with a professional genealogist, and this caused me to realize that I needed to be more systematic in my research and develop more visual aids … Continue reading Miles Bembry as Plantation Overseer

Will of Thomas Taylor, 7 August 1815, Davidson County, Tennessee

Earlier this year, while researching William Shaw, I discovered that Thomas Taylor was my 5th great grandfather. That whole line was kind of giving me a headache after having to lop off an entire line of the wrong Shaws, so I set it aside for a while. Recently I've been researching Thomas's family, and found … Continue reading Will of Thomas Taylor, 7 August 1815, Davidson County, Tennessee

Buena Vista Tennessee Community Club minute book, 1938-1945

I recently visited my family in Nashville. While we were there, my kids uncovered the minutes of the Buena Vista Tennessee community club at my grandmother's house. My mother had it scanned, and the links to download it are at the bottom of this post. Buena Vista (pronounced "Bewna Vista," or just "Bewny") is a … Continue reading Buena Vista Tennessee Community Club minute book, 1938-1945

Another Brick Wall Falls: John Glosson of Chatham County, North Carolina

John Glosson (1802 - aft. 1880) was my 4th great-grandfather and had been a brick wall forever. I knew that he was born in North Carolina, and had tentatively placed him as a John "Glisson" in Duplin county just because the household matched. But I was never convinced, and a couple of weeks ago I … Continue reading Another Brick Wall Falls: John Glosson of Chatham County, North Carolina