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Nancy Wardlow Kennedy (#46875328)
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Bio Photo Generalogy and history is a big part of my life. I have deep roots in McNairy County, TN, eight direct lines. I retired as the McNairy County Administrator of Elections and went down the hall to over see the McNairy County Archives - also called The Records Room. I also have a McNairy County Website with lots of information:
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Charlotte Graves
RE: McNairy
Hi Nancy,

Irene Hardin was my grandmother's sister, and I do have a copy of her narrative, thank you for offering a copy though. As I have heard it Barrett was the name of the neighbor involved in the shooting of JQ Ingraham I. From family lore it is said that the Ingrams weren't necessarily Southern sympathizers and JQ somehow managed to avoid having his name pulled from the hat that sent men off to the war. I guess some, including Barret, thought there may have been more shenanigans rather than luck involved with this and that it created some hostility in the community. As it goes, JQ sent a slave down to water the mules and he never returned. When JQ went to look for him Barret and some of his men were waiting in ambush and shot him. The slave was later hung for not alerting JQ to what was coming. A terrible tragedy on all fronts. I don't have any documentation on any of this but surely there was an article in the Purdy paper about it? I am hoping on one of my trips up for the family reunion that I can go to the Selmer library and see if I can find anything. Let me know what you think of all this :) my direct email is
Added by Charlotte Graves on Nov 20, 2016 5:58 PM
Charlotte Graves
RE: Sanford Rodgers Cemetery, Chester Co, TN
Hi Nancy, thank YOU for all your work in McNairy County, I've seen your name on a few historical transcriptions online and appreciate all the time you have devoted to historical preservation. As for John M. Ingram, he is the first entry in Nancy Johnson Ingram's bible under "Deaths" and the date is recorded as inscribed on the tombstone, this bible is in the possession of a daughter of John Quincy Ingram III. I also have that Ann Johnson who was his grandmother died in 1836 rather than 1886. I have not done a lot of research on this sibling, but now I will have to as to clarify for myself! As a point of reference my grandmother was an Ingram, daughter of John Quincy Ingram II and she and her sister were avid and meticulous genealogists. I received all of her research about 8 years ago and am STILL working through it! I am sure that I filled him in from her work, but I don't know any of his story, if there is one.

I am interested in the person you are helping with the Ingram's as they are surely a cousin. We have an annual Ingram Family Reunion in Chickasaw State Park each year and would love to see some new faces if you care to pass that along. Please have them contact me if they are interested. Please let me know if you find anything clearing up his backstory and I will do the same.
Added by Charlotte Graves on Nov 01, 2016 5:40 PM
Steven Emmons
Emmons, Hopkins and Jones
Do you have any information about Henderson Nixon Emmons (1842-1902), his wife Rebecca P. Jones (1842-1925) and William Wesley Emmons (1864-1936) and his wife Linia/Lina Hopkins Emmons (1870-1945). They are my ancestors and lived in McNairy County, Tennessee. As one of people who works with the records I am wondering if the McNairy County Archives has any information. Thank you and have a wonderful day.
Added by Steven Emmons on Feb 13, 2015 6:01 PM

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