On this date. . .the 8th of September

Births Farley Brookshire was born in 1795. John Mackie was born in 1804. Deaths William Marion West died in 1959 in Chatsworth, Georgia. Marriages Jane Bane and Jonas Chamberlain were married in 1734. Joseph Garrett and Sarah Stroud were married in 1810 in Burke County, North Carolina (my 4th great-grandparents). James Mitchell Alexander and Nancy […]

Twice Told Tuesday: Hemphill Elected to City Council

Hemphill genealogy

Robert M. Hemphill, proprietor of a local dry cleaning plant and an officer in World War Two, was elected a member of the Board of Aldermen at a special election held last Saturday.  Hemphill will fill the unexpired term of the late T. H. Moreland. Fifty votes were cast for Hemphill, who had no opposition. […]

On this date. . .the 5th of September


Births Joseph McEntyre Lytle was born in 1821 in Burke County, North Carolina. Louisa M. (Smith) Johnson was born in 1877 in Georgia. Deaths Mahala (Lawson) Kendrick died in 1890 in Murray County, Georgia (my 3rd great-grandmother). James Brown died in 1897. Marriages Henry Albright and Meeky Blair were married in 1820. Updated September 3, […]

On this date. . .the 3rd of September

Births John German was born in 1830. Reuben Phillip Johnson was born in 1853 in Georgia (my great-great grandfather). Lizzie (West) Kendrick was born in 1886, probably in Murray County, Georgia (my great-grandmother). Deaths John Burgin died in 1753 in Shrewsbury Parish, Maryland (my 7th great-grandfather). Madison Alexander Ellis died in 1862, while serving in […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-09-01


Found lots of Tennessee death records on FamilySearch labs today. http://ow.ly/2uPAg #genealogy # FamilySearch Labs also led me to a number of GA records today & the images are online at GA Archives. Yay! # RT @geneabloggers: Open Thread Thursday at GeneaBloggers – social media at #genealogy conferences – give us your opinion http://su.pr/2sNAQe # […]

September Genealogy To-Dos


As I reported yesterday, I got a lot done in August.  Having a genealogy to-do list keeps me on track and enables me to measure my progress.  I hope to have a similarly productive September: Writing: Write 8 blog posts (not including “On this date” posts) – my first priority here is to write up my notes […]