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Joanna Mullins (Terry)

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Charlotte County, Virginia
Death: 1829 (75)
Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of John H. Mullins
Mother of Precious Mullins; James Mullins; Mary Bower; Joseph Mullins; Joshua Mullins and 1 other

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In 1823, a sign was posted throughout Virginia that there was a wagon trail through Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.Six of Joanna's children and their families, along with Joanna,packed up and moved to Rutherford County, Tennessee. The story is told in the family that Joanna, during that trip,rocked in her big rocking chair that John had carved for her.When one of her sons said, "Momma, get on the wagon. It is time to go." Joanna asked, "Where does my rocker go?" When she was told there was no room for her rocker, she said, "If my rocker doesn't go, I don't go." So her rocker was tied to one of the animals. It is said that the first item taken off every afternoon and the last item put on every morning was Joanna's rocker. It is said that she rocked her way across Virginia,North Carolina, and Tennessee. They arrived in Rutherford County, Tennessee, in 1824. About 1840, there was a falling out among Joanna's children and grandchildren. Part of them stayed in Rutherford County; others went to Gibson County, Tennessee; and other went to Graves County, Kentucky. David Adam Mullins, went to Graves County,Kentucky. John H. Jr. went to Gibson County, Tennessee, but his son David Adam Mullins, Sr. and his family went to Graves County, Kentucky in 1942

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Joanna Mullins's Timeline

March 7, 1753
Charlotte County, Virginia
Age 75
Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States