Genealogy To-Dos – January Wrap-Up


I got about 90% of my to-do list completed, so I call that a good month. Research Process 5 headstone photos from the cemeteries I visited last Autumn (this includes entering data into RootsMagic, (possibly) writing Tombstone Tuesday posts, and adding the photos to TNG). – Done.  I finished Chatsworth Heights Cemetery and started Ballground […]

On this date. . .the 31st of January

Births Robert M. Hannah was born in 1830. James Ezra Ellis was born in 1847 in Benton County, Alabama. Nellie (Ward) Flowers was born in 1910, probably in Fannin County, Georgia. Charlie Rube Johnson was born in 1917 in Cumming, Georgia. Deaths Leander R. L. Whitener died in 1915 in Catawba County, North Carolina. Andrew […]

On this date. . .the 30th of January

Births Anne (Fowke) Alexander was born in 1689 in Nanjemoy, Maryland. Rebeccah Burgin was born in 1799. Harvey Lafayette Whiteside was born in 1827 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Deaths John Roberts died in 1854 in Bradley County, Tennessee. John Quarles died in 1889 in Gilmer County, Georgia. Marriages Anna Maria Brandstatter and Johans Philip […]

On this date. . .the 29th of January

Births Reverend William Austin Ellis was born in 1822 in North Carolina. Syble Alice Viola (Roberts) Kilgore was born in 1895 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Rhoda (Cunningham) Alexander died in 1848 in Buncombe County, North Carolina (currently believed to be my 4th great-grandmother). George W. Lytle died in 1858 in McDowell County, North Carolina. […]

On this date. . .the 28th of January

Births David Washington Greenlee was born in 1787 in Morganton, North Carolina. Rosanna (Mackie) Whiteside was born in 1793. John Roberts was born in 1851 in Bradley County, Tennessee. George William Butler was born in 1912 in Texas. John Edward Hemphill was born in 1916 in Chatsworth, Georgia (my grandfather). Marriages Rosa E. Ellis and […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: The Marriage Bond of Francis Harris and Adeline Burgin

Burgin genealogy

On this date in 1857, Francis Harris obtained a marriage bond in McDowell County, North Carolina.  His intended bride was Adeline Burgin. I found the record while searching the FHL microfilm of McDowell County Marriage Bonds. I wasn’t sure who Francis and Adeline were at the time, but since Adeline was a Burgin, I made […]

Weekly Updates for 2011-01-26

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Tombstone Tuesday: Robert M. Hemphill


Robert Manning Hemphill, my grandfather’s younger brother, was born November 24, 1918 in Murray County, Georgia.  He fought in World War II, serving a year and a half in Africa, and rising to the rank of First Lieutenant.  After the war, he returned home to Murray County, opened a dry cleaning business and was elected […]