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Tombstone Tuesday: General Washington Gentry of Johnson County, Tennessee

      I gotta say this was a difficult article to research – so darn many General Washington Gentry’s or George Washington Gentry’s or General George Washington Gentry’s in Johnson County, Tennessee it seemed.  881 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: The "Ocean Sisters" of Johnson County, Tennessee

     Andrew Garfield Shoun and Elizabeth Powell married in 1817 and began raising a family in 1818 with the birth of their first child Andrew.  Then came George Hamilton (1822), Rachel Catherine (1823), Isaac Harvey (1825) and Joseph Nelson (1827).  757 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Tales From Cloverdale Cemetery (Cloverdale, NM)

I just never know where a story idea will pop up.  This one came from some bantering back and forth on Facebook between my brother and one of our cousins about the “Bootheel” area of New Mexico.  699 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Eva (Raifsnider) Donahue

Eva Raifsnider I have a bit of a soft spot for. She’s my great-grandmother’s older sister and closest in age to her as well. I found documents with both Eva and Ada in school census records, in fact. 363 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Dorothy Trimmer Bryant

Dorothy Trimmer Bryant was born to parents Joseph Aaron and Florence Pauline (Schlosser) Trimmer on March 13, 1914 in Glen Rock, York County, Pennsylvania.  Her father’s occupation for several years was telephone operator and in 1930 the family was residing in Wrightville, York, Pennsylvania. 811 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Thomas Jefferson Roach and His Sister Wives

Don’t let the title fool you.  I don’t mean to imply that “Sister Wives” (as in the TLC reality show of the same name) means that the subject of today’s article, Thomas Jefferson Roach, was a polygamist.  830 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday - Thomas William Barnes

Thomas W. Barnes

Middlesex – Thomas William Barnes, 69, died Sunday in Somerset Medical Center, Somerville.

Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Mr. Barnes was a Middlesex resident for the past 40 years.

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