Barbara Baxter Kendrick: Analysis of a Death Certificate

Baxter Kendrick genealogy

The Baxters are one of my major brick walls, as regular readers will know.  Barbara Baxter was my great-great-grandmother; for a long time, she was the only Baxter I knew about.  I recently discovered her father’s name, but I haven’t been able to go much further.  A few months ago, I obtained Barbara’s death certificate, […]

Surname Saturday: Johnson

Johnson genealogy

This week’s Surname Saturday focuses on my Johnson family line, which begins with my great-grandmother, Rachel Louisa. Rachel Louisa Johnson was born August 9, 1892 in Fannin County, Georgia.  She married Newton Coleman Ward in Fannin County on June 27, 1909.  Rachel and Newt lived in Fannin County until 1939, when they moved to Murray […]

On this date. . .the 16th of July

Births Susan (Burgess) Albright was born in 1837. Anne Beatrice (Butler) Jackson was born in 1901 in Georgia. Lola Mae Headrick was born in 1902 in Georgia. Deaths John Silas O’Neal died in 1865. Marriages Agnes Harrill and John Hemphill were married in 1783. Updated July 10, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday: My First SS-5

Ward genealogy

I recently ordered my first SS-5, which is an application for a Social Security Card.  This document is available for deceased persons through the Freedom of Information Act.  I’ve put off ordering one until now, because it’s a more-expensive document – $27 if you provide the person’s social security number or $29 if you do […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-07-14


RT @AuthorAlchemy: Spice up your non-fiction narrative. # Blog post: On this date. . .the 7th of July #genealogy # RT @23andMe: Ancestry Finder launched today in @23andMe Labs! Great blog posts here and here # Blog post: What I Do – Technology for #Genealogy Research # Who’s going to […]

On this date. . .the 14th of July

Births Barbara (Dellinger) Hawn was born in 1797 in Catawba County, North Carolina. James W. Davis was born in 1874. James Blaine Ellis, Sr. was born in 1888 in Gilmer County, Georgia. Deaths Barbara (Weidner) Mossman Rohrbach died in 1795 in Ephrata Cloister, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Wesley Jones Whitener died in 1887 in Booneville, Arkansas. Caroline […]

On this date. . .the 13th of July

On this date - July 13

Births Mary Ann Ellis was born in 1829. Charles M. Sampler was born in 1876 in Alabama. Beulah Beatrice (Whitener) Harrison was born in 1889 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Martha (Mackie) Fleming died in 1854 in Franklin County, Georgia. Elijah Boggs died in 1901. Marriages Susannah Butler and John Fletcher Sullins were married in 1826. […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Andrew Hemphill

Hemphill genealogy

Andrew Hemphill was born 08 Nov 1782 and died 22 Nov 1858.1  He married Catherine McDonald, who immigrated from Enniskillen, Ireland.2 Andrew was probably born in Old Fort, North Carolina; his father is enumerated in Burke County on 1790 census (Old Fort was part of Burke County at that time).3  He was the son of […]