Hemphills in the Neighborhood

by Tonia Kendrick on February 7, 2011 in Research

Hemphill genealogyWhile transcribing 1930 census records for the 50 households surrounding James A. Hemphill, I found two households headed by his relatives.  I wasn’t surprised to find them, because I knew where their houses were in relation to my great-grandparents, but it was nice how the census work came together and saved me from searching specifically for these two families.

J. A. Hemphill, my great-grandfather, and his wife and three youngest sons appeared in Murray County in the Ball Ground district on page 1 A1.  Two pages and seventeen households away lived Mattie Hemphill, J. A.’s sister-in-law, the wife of his half-brother, Thomas M. Hemphill2.  In Mattie’s household was her daughter, Beatrice, whom I’ve always heard called “Aunt Bat.”  Next door was Mattie’s son, Ed and his family3.

  1. 1930 U. S. Census, Murray County, population schedule, Ball Ground Militia District 825, enumeration district (ED) 4, sheet 1-A, dwelling 2, family 2, James A. Hemphill household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 December 2008); National Archives and Records and Administration microfilm publication T626, roll 377.
  2. 1930 U. S. Census, Murray County, population schedule, Ball Ground Militia District 825, ED 107-4, sheet 2-A, dwelling 19, family 19, Mattie Hemphill household.
  3. 1930 U. S. Census, Murray County, population schedule, Ball Ground Militia District 825, ED 107-4, sheet 2-A, dwelling 20, family 20, Ed Hemphill household.

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