On this date. . .the 31st of March

Births Mary Ann (Whitener) Williams was born in 1765 in Anson County, North Carolina. Lydia Louisa (Simmons) Hemphill was born in 1814. Catherine Elmira (Lynch) Whiteside was born in 1824 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Deaths Henry Elkana Miller died in 1862 in Virginia. Marriages Isabella Barnes and Thomas A. Debord were married in 1842 […]

On this date. . .the 30th of March

Births Mary Ann (Marlow) Brookshire was born in 1762 in Maryland (my 5th great-grandmother). John William Tucker was born in 1840 in Murray County, Georgia. Lula Maude Butler was born in 1894 in Georgia. Deaths John Clayton Garrett died in 1949 in Georgia. Marriages William Brookshire and Mary Ann Marlow were married in 1779, possibly […]

On this date. . .the 29th of March

Deaths James Young Hemphill died in 1977 in Whitfield County, Georgia. Icie Irene Kendrick died in 1992 in Murray County, Georgia. Marriages James B. Butler and Rhoda Qualls were married in 1839 in Hall County, Georgia (my 3rd great-grandparents).

Fannin County Forresters – 1870

Forrester genealogy

My 3rd-great-grandparents, Coleman Forrester and Anna Carnes, appeared on the 1870 census in Fannin County, Georgia.  I’m working backward through my 3rd-great-grandfather’s census records, as I attempt to verify the next generation back in this line.  This is the second installment in this series. Census Abstract1: Colman Forister, age 52, male, white, Farmer, $800 real […]

On this date. . .the 28th of March

Births William Jackson Whiteside was born in 1830 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Rosa Evelyn (Ellis) Roberts was born in 1853 in Murray County, Georgia (my 2nd great-grandmother). Elvira S. Burgin was born in 1861 in McDowell County, North Carolina. Deaths John Garrett died in 1806 in New Castle County, Deleware (my 5th great-grandfather). John […]

On this date. . .the 27th of March

Births Jacob Andreas Meyer was born in 1701. W. H. Kendrick was born in 1888. Herbert M. Childers was born in 1894 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Anna Dorothea (Dellinger) Schmid died in 1728. Hanns Michel Dellinger died in 1728 in Oberacker, Baden. Joel Elbert Searcy died in 1865.

On this date. . .the 26th of March

Births Rosamond Malinda (Burgin) Halford was born in 1826 in McDowell County, North Carolina. Salina (Tucker) Forrester was born in 1853 in Georgia. Deaths Mary Ann (Marlow) Brookshire died in 1830 in Elkville, North Carolina (my 5th great-grandmother). Rosa Evelyn (Ellis) Roberts died in 1936 in Murray County, Georgia (my 2nd great-grandmother). George Washington Forrester […]

The Marriage of Robert Burgin and Henrietta Moore

Burgin genealogy

On this date in 1844, Robert C. Burgin obtained a marriage bond in McDowell County, North Carolina.  His intended bride was Henrietta Moore. Robert’s parents were Merritt Burgin and Mary Ann Patton.  His grandparents were Benjamin Burgin and Leah Mann.  Ben and Leah are my 6th great-grandparents, making Robert my first cousin six times removed. […]

23 and Me – My first thoughts


I received my 23 and Me DNA results a few days ago and I wanted to get some of my thoughts on “paper.” First of all,  I didn’t realize when I ordered the kit that it included health as well as genetic results.  I found out about the health component, but wasn’t really interested.  Then, […]