Hemphills in the Neighborhood

Hemphill genealogy

While 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 […]

On this date. . .the 7th of February

Births Rhoda Salina (Whitener) Bollinger was born in 1822 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Mary Elizabeth (Patterson) Whitener was born in 1867 in Ellijay, Georgia (my 2nd great-grandmother). Deaths Ann (Kirke) Garrett died in 1721 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (currently believed to be my 7th great-grandmother). Elizabeth McKinney (Tucker) Ellis died in 1907 in Murray County, […]

On this date. . .the 6th of February

Births Rosannah (Hemphill) Young was born in 1777 in Old Fort, North Carolina. William Osborn Searcy was born in 1833 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Eleanor Kelly Whiteside was born in 1833 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Mary R. Hemphill was born in 1852.

On this date. . .the 4th of February

Births William Garrett was born in 1679 in England. Elizabeth Ann (Hemphill) Whiteside was born in 1788 in Pleasant Hill, North Carolina. Deaths Benjamin Burgin died in 1833 in Burke County, North Carolina. William Elmer Hemphill died in 1962 in Chatsworth, Georgia. Marriages Anna Maria Dellinger and Hans Jacob Kiefer were married in 1721. Click […]

The 1930 Household of James A. Hemphill

Hemphill Roberts genealogy

Census Abstract: James A. Hemphill, Head, rented home, lived on a farm, male, white, age 51, married, age at first marriage was 19, did not attend school during the year, literate, b. GA, father b. NC, mother b. GA, English speaker, farmer on a farm, worked on his own account, employed, not a veteran, farm […]

On this date. . .the 3rd of February

Deaths Nancy Emily (Mashburn) Garrett died in 1921 in Atlanta, Georgia. Marriages Samuel Hughey Penland and Mary Mcintyre Whiteside were married in 1831. Amanda Melvina Jane Heartsill and Edward Austin Roberts were married in 1878 in Murray County, Georgia. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations. Did […]

Weekly Updates for 2011-02-02

Dropbox FTW http://db.tt/5CqHgr6 # Finally setting up Dropbox FTW http://db.tt/5CqHgr6 # RT @missedinhistory: The second installment of UGA’s desegregation anniversary from the blogs: http://is.gd/mgtWuQ # RT @lcafricana: New: 117 Slaves in the Estate of Micah J. Jenkins, Charleston, SC, 1852: http://ow.ly/3JEqk #genealogy #RTA # RT @mboxgenealogy: Today is Pride and Prejudice’s 198th birthday! Published 28 […]

February Genealogy To-Dos


Here is my to-do list for February, mapped to my annual goals. Research Forrester research:  I got an email from a new-found Forrester cousin last month with a good bit of census information.  I want to follow up on this and test her conclusions to see if I agree.  My brick-wall ancestor appears to be […]

On this date. . .the 1st of February

Births Naomi (Burk) Pepper was born in 1746 in Fincastle, Virginia. Mary Pepper was born in 1765. Catherine (McDonald) Hemphill was born in 1784 in Enniskillen, Ireland. Margaret Garrett was born in 1808 in Morganton, North Carolina. Laura (McEntire) McCamy was born in 1858 in Georgia. James Quiller Mathis was born in 1878. Deaths William […]