Jennifer, hope you are still out there.Tennesse Blackard was the daughter of John and Mary Ann (Counce) Blackard.Mary Ann Counce was the sister of my ggrandfather James Claborne Counce. Their parents were William H. and Mary (Reynolds) Counce.Mary Ann(Counce)and John Blackard left Hardin County, Tn. for Arkansas sometime around 1861 and Sept. 1866.William Counce estate was stettled in September 1866 and it stated her residence was Arkansas. Mary Ann must have died sometime between Sept. 1866 and December 29, 1867 because John married a second time on Dec. 29, 1867.(this information on his second I received from someone else.If you are interested in further information e-mail me.