I am looking for information on my grgrgf, William E. Donnell, born probably about 1840 in Wilson CO, TN.
I know the following about him:
He was married to Julia Anne Porterfield (b. abt 1840), my grgrgm prior to the Civil War (1850-60).
The only record of their marriage appears in a Chancery Court case brought by Samuel H. Porterfield, Julia's father in Wilson CO, TN on 16 Aug 1866.He asserts that Julia is his daughter.In addition in the record he says that sometime before 16 Dec 1862, 'William left his home to join one of the contending armies in the field.'
In the 1870 census, Julia Donnell (age 30), her daughter, Mary(age 10) and son, William E. (age 8) are living with Josiah and Nancy Donnell in Wilson CO, TN, 19th district.
In the 1880 census, Julia has married Henry Thompson and his stepson, William E. Donnell (age 19) lives with them in Wilson CO, TN.Also in the 1880 census, in Wilson CO, TN ,Mary, my grgm, has married Elijah Richard Womack, my grgf and they have a 4 year old son, Odell Womack, my gf.
In the 1910 census, Julia(Mrs. Julia A. Martin, stepmother, a third marriage, I presume) is living with my grgf, Elijah Richard, and grgm Mary in the 19th district of Wilson CO, TN.
There were many William Donnell's in Wilson CO, TN.
I would appreciate any information which you can provide about William E. Donnell and his ancestors.Thanks!