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Pillow family in early middle Tennessee
Posted by: Steve Primm Date: December 17, 2001 at 13:00:13
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I am descended from the early Pillow family that came to Nashville area in 1784...John Pillow(b.unk.-d.1793 Nashville,NC(Tn in 1796)(his wife is noted as a Johnson who had 5 brothers who fought in the Revolution according to the book "Incidents Of Early MIddle Tennessee" his estate named the following children William,John,Abner,Gideon,Mordecai as sons and Mary(Polly),Urcella, and Elizabeth as daughters...William (1772-After 1860)marries Potcia Thomas 1812 and moves to Maury Co....Mary Polly(1777-c.1855)marries Hartwell Miles 1798 and lives in WIlliamson and Rutherford Co (these are my ancestors)....John who married first Polly Fitzpatrick in 1806 then Margaret Adkins,they show in the Giles Co.1850 census...Abner(1784-1860)marries Mary S.Polly Thomas 1808...he is in the 1860 Maury Census and two of his children are detailed in the 1874 Goodspeed History Of Tennessee..Gideon Pillow who married Ann Payne 1803 in Dav Co.and fathered the Gen Gideon J.Pillow of later Ft.Donelson fame...Ursella Pillow who marries William Rains 1795 in Davidson Co...Elizabeth who marries William Murray in 1795 in Davidson...and Mordecai P.Pillow who i know nothing after the 1820 Dav Census ...any addition info or discussion always welcome


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