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From: "Jennie Little" <>
Subject: Re: [TNHARDIN] TN to ILL ca 1860
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 09:20:37 -0500
My families lived near Clinton in Hardin County. They were James A. and
Henry H.Burris and Margaret Gower and children and possibly others in the
family. I have looked at maiden names connected to these lines, but I am
still stumped. I feel that it had something to do with they male members of
the family fighting Union, but I have no proof.
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From: "Dennis West" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 9:07 AM
Subject: [TNHARDIN] TN to ILL ca 1860
> Jennie wrote:
> I am trying to discover what drew them to IL (most of the family
> had already moved west) and if there were others that moved from
> Hardin County to IL at that time also.
> Jennie and others:
> I too had a significant move of my WEST family from
> Hardin/Wayne counties to southern Illinois between 1860-70.
> Within the past year I learned that there were in-laws of this
> family that had moved to ILL earlier (1840-60). I have found
> in-laws to be a valuable tool in following my poorly documented
> All of my WEST line apparently left the Hardin area during
> the civil war era. I have wondered if they left TN because of
> their political beliefs, or were just trying to find a safer place
> for their families.
> Dennis West in Knoxville, TN