Tombstone Tuesday – Henry Weidner

Henry Weidner was my 6x-great-grandfather.  He was born in Germany, but grew up in Pennsylvania, after immigrating with his family.  He moved to North Carolina in 1750 and established the town of Hickory.   He was a wealthy landowner and a patriot in the American Revolution.  He is buried in the Weidner-Robinson Cemetery in Catawba County, […]

James A. McEntire Military Records

As I reported here, I’ve recently found records related to James A. McEntire in two new databases:  U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles and Confederate Pension Applications from Georgia.  Here is a summary of the information found in these two records. James was born in McDowell County, North Carolina.  He and his family […]

Who Were James Butler’s Parents?

James B. Butler is as far back as I can go in the Butler line.  He was my 3x-great-grandfather. Thanks to his military history, I have quite a lot of information on James’ life as an adult.  He was born sometime between about 1810 and 1824, according to various records.  He was likely born in […]

Tombstone Tuesday – Henry Dellinger

Henry Dellinger was my 6x-great-grandfather.  He emigrated from Germany as a young boy, along with his father, and eventually settled in Lincoln County, North Carolina, where he died. The inscription on the stone reads: Henry Dellinger Died Feb 15, 1820 Aged 80 Years Unfortunately, I’ve lost the record of where I obtained this photo, so […]

What’s New – 3/11/09


Census Records Uploaded 1800 census for Hillsboro, Caswell County, NC, p. 126 Uploaded 1800 census for Lincoln County, NC, p. 908 1800 Census for Sarah (Hemphill) Porter household 1900 & 1910 Census records for John W. Stroud household 1920 Census for W. P. Robinson household (includes Mary Jane (Hemphill) Stroud) 1910 Census for John B. […]

Native American Ancestry – An Update

On December 8, 2008, I posted an article regarding a family legend of Native American ancestry.  Here is an update on what I have learned since then. Several weeks ago, I was looking through the Guion-Miller Rolls for the name “Patterson.”  I found a “Wm. H. Patterson,” who filed an application from Georgia.   I thought […]

Civil War Databases

As many other blogs have reported, has recently added five new databases to its Civil War collection.  I have found two particularly valuable: U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles Confederate Pension Applications from Georgia A quick search of the U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles database yielded the record for James […]

Tombstone Tuesday – Elizabeth Tucker Ellis

Elizabeth Tucker Ellis headstone

  My last Tombstone Tuesday post was about Elijah Ellis.  Today’s post is about his wife, Elizabeth Tucker, my three-times great-grandmother.  She was born in Surry County, North Carolina, but spent most of her life in Murray County, Georgia.  She is buried in Eton Cemetery. Her headstone is inscribed: Elizabeth Ellis Born Oct. 21, 1828 […]