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Part 3 | Timeline of Henry Dennis of Cannon County, Tennessee

(Read Part 1 | Discussion of Facts: Dennis Manuscript by R.A. Dennis) (Read Part 2 | The Dennis Brothers?) Part 3 Last updated October 25, 2017 The earliest record for Henry Dennis in Cannon County, Tennessee is the 1840 census. Name: Henry Dennis Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Cannon, Tennessee Free White Persons - … Continue reading Part 3 | Timeline of Henry Dennis of Cannon County, Tennessee

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Part 2 | The Dennis Brothers?

(Read Part 1 | Discussion of Facts: Dennis Manuscript by R.A. Dennis) (Read Part 3 | Timeline of Henry Dennis of Cannon County, Tennessee) Part 2 Last updated October 24, 2017 My interest in Henry Dennis of Cannon County, Tennessee first began when I received my grandfather's Ancestry DNA results. My proven Dennis cousins and … Continue reading Part 2 | The Dennis Brothers?

DNA and Trace Amounts of Native American

Growing up, I always heard that my grandfather (on my dad's side) was part Native American. A lot of people in the south and in the United States grow up hearing the same. Often, no one knows exactly where the rumored Native American DNA originates. I created a family tree for my grandfather's family over … Continue reading DNA and Trace Amounts of Native American

Newspapers: Early Social Media

Newspapers are an often forgot resource to family history seekers. Accessibility is an issue, but local libraries, newspapers.com and Chronicling America are a few access points. I recently lucked up while searching for "J.W. Dial" on newspapers.com. (Tip: put your ancestor's name in quotation marks to search for their exact name - "J.W. Dial", "Dial, … Continue reading Newspapers: Early Social Media

Part 1 | Discussion of Facts: Dennis Manuscript by R.A. Dennis

(Read Part 2 | The Dennis Brothers?) (Read Part 3 | Timeline of Henry Dennis of Cannon County, Tennessee) This blog post is the first in a series I plan to write on the Dennis family. Part 1 Last updated October 24, 2017 Henry Dennis, who married Lafatia "Patience" Parker, is well-documented in a manuscript … Continue reading Part 1 | Discussion of Facts: Dennis Manuscript by R.A. Dennis