The Bassanos and Laniers

My great-grandmother Mama Kelly (Mary Pearl Harrison Kelly) had a really interesting family tree that can be traced way back to Renaissance Italy. Mama Kelly’s 10th great-grandfather was Jeronimo Bassano, a musician and instrument maker who was born in the town of Bassano del Grappa, near Venice, Italy. Much has been written about this Bassano […]

Alexander Harrison’s Obituary

Sumner County, TN, unknown newspaper, November, 1931. Clipping from my grandmother’s collection. Alexander Harrison died at his home near Walnut Grove, November 18 at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at Walnut Grove church by Rev. Mr Charles and Rev Mr Parker. Burial was in Walnut Grove cemetery. He had been an […]