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Pendergrass, Mathew and John Eley Sr.

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Pendergrass, Mathew and John Eley Sr.
August 23, 2011 09:19PM
I am searching for records of my GGG grandfather John Eley Pendergrass, b. 1803 d. 5/1863, and his father Mathew Pendergrass, b. abt. 1770 (Chatham, NC) and died after 1840 in Bledsoe, TN. Mathew may have operated a mill. John Eley's son John Eley Jr. died of wounds at Stone's River/Murphreesboro, Jan. 9 1863. Martha Elender Pendergrass (Gregory) emigrated to MO before 1870. The family has no records before John Eley. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Barry Pendergrass
ashapiro1@nycap.rr.com
Re: Pendergrass, Mathew and John Eley Sr.
August 24, 2011 11:16AM
In First Families of Bledsoe County, under the Ellison entry it states: Robert B. Ellison was in Pikeville in 1850. He married Melvine Pendergrass, daughter of Mathew Pendergrass. Melvine was born ca 1833. Both families appear on the 1850 census of Bledsoe County. John E. Pendergrass and family also appear on the census.