Chunky Bob Shaw and the Old Lady

I've recently taken a deep dive into the Revolutionary War pension file of Robert Shaw, my 5th great-grandfather. Born about 1755, his parentage is unknown. He may have been a Scottish, Irish or British immigrant. He is first found in Guilford County, North Carolina, relocating to Sumner County, Tennessee about 1786 along the Red River. … Continue reading Chunky Bob Shaw and the Old Lady

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Thomas Hamilton and Jane McCracken

There is a lot of inconsistent information online about Thomas Hamilton. This is largely because there are so many Thomas Hamiltons from Ireland!  There were, however, at least two of them who arrived in America at around the same time. One, who I believe was the son of Hansford Hamilton and often confused with our … Continue reading Thomas Hamilton and Jane McCracken