Weekly Updates for 2010-08-11


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On this date. . .the 11th of August

On this date - August 11

Births Lavica (Santer) Ellis was born in 1811 in Bryson City, North Carolina. Deaths Mary Ann (Whitener) Williams died in 1837 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Churchwell Branch Tucker died in 1882 in Spring Place, Georgia (my 4th great-grandfather). Absalom Miller died in 1891 in Catawba County, North Carolina. Immigration Anna Maria Dellinger and Hans […]

On this date. . .the 9th of August

Births Israel Leander Simmons was born in 1784. Margaret Miller was born in 1811. Rachel Louisa (Johnson) Ward was born in 1892 in Fannin County, Georgia (my great-grandmother). Deaths Jonas Chamberlain died in 1771. Lean (Mann) Burgin died in 1837 in Old Fort, North Carolina (my 6th great-grandmother). Peter Wilfong Whitener died in 1914 in […]

On this date. . .the 8th of August

Deaths Martha Elizabeth (Lytle) Hemphill died in 1864 in McDowell County, North Carolina (my 3rd-great-grandmother). Thomas McEntire Hemphill died in 1874 in McDowell County, North Carolina (my 3rd, 4th, and 5th great-grandfather). John C. McEntire died in 1923 in Eton, Georgia Robert Manning Hemphill died in 1948 in Cisco, Georgia. Updated August 8, 2011

Using Wordle to Create Cover Sheets


When I started working on my Notebook Project, I wanted a way to make a cover sheet for each binder that represented the contents.  I first thought of making a scrapbook page, but I really wanted to do something fast and easy.  Then I thought of creating a word cloud of the names in the […]

Surname Saturday: Lankford/Langford

My Lankford/Langford family line starts with Leaty Caroline, my great-great grandmother.  Leaty’s birthdate is in question.  Her headstone says 20 July 1848.  Her death certificate says 1848.  The 1900 census states Jan 1860 and various other censuses imply 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, and 1852.  She was probably born in Tennessee.  She married William West 20 […]

On this date. . .the 6th of August


Births Mary Ann Eliza Whiteside was born in 1828, in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Hoke S. Jackson was born in 1910. Deaths John Whitfield Hemphill died in 1915, in North Carolina. Marriages Lydia Lucinda Davis and John Thomas German were married in 1891 in Fannin, County, Georgia. Dovie Garrett and James Joshua Mooney were married […]