Nancy Patterson: Analysis of a Death Certificate

Patterson genealogy

I recently located the death certificate for Nancy Patterson, my third great grand-aunt.  This was a good find, providing new information as well as primary or secondary source citations for certain facts that I already knew. New Information Age at Death:  89 years 10 months 21 days Birthplace:  Hall County Marital Status:  Widow – note:  […]

On this date. . .the 3rd of October

Births Patience (Barstow) Simmons was born in 1643 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts (currently believed to be my 9th great-grandmother). Elizabeth (Ellis) Nelson was born in 1778 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Sarah Malinda (Fouts) Chable was born in 1878. Deaths Levi Brookshire died in 1824. George C. Alexander died in 1880 in Buncombe County, North […]

October Genealogy To-Dos


Can you believe it is already October?  The year is flying by.  Thank goodness for these To-Do posts; not only do they help me stay on track, but I can look back and see what I actually accomplished during the hectic year.  Here are my plans for October: Writing Write 8 blog posts (not including […]

On this date. . .the 1st of October

Births Harriett Searcy was born in 1839 in North Carolina. Jasper Newton Kendrick was born in 1878 in Georgia. Annie E. (Roberts) Parrish was born in 1889 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Amy (Bane) Cope died in 1799. Harvey LaFayette Whiteside died in 1847 in Rabbit Town, Calhoun, Alabama. Margaret A. (Stroud) Stanfield died in […]