I am having problems sorting out the James and John Tunnell's.My gg-grandmother was Emily Elizabeth Tunnell born 7 Oct 1846 in AL, d 15 Jul 1911 in AL.She married Jasper Newton Dean (1847-1923) on 4 Jan 1875 in Elmore Co, AL.
I have Emily & her parents JAMES & SARAH (Tarver) Tunnell in the 1850 Autauga Co, AL fed census with 5 children.In the 1860 Autauga Co, AL census with 7 children, and in the 1870 Elmore Co, AL census with 5 children.Emily E is called Emma in this census.(I am also interested in the Tarver line.)
The census' state that James was born in KY and according to Zella Armstrong, Notable Southern Families, Vol III, pg 333 he was born in Hopkinsville, KY.
But I'm still getting lost while looking at the lists on this Forum.None of you seem to have my James Tunnell(1817-1897).I am wondering if anyone has any further documentation that James is the son of John Tunnell and Esther Essman of TN? (Aside from "Notable Southern Families")