On this date. . .the 23rd of March

Deaths Ruth Bertha (Hemphill) Whiteside died in 1847 in Benton County, Alabama. Mary Jane (Hemphill) Stroud died in 1923 near Waco, Texas. Joseph Lytle Burgin died in 1927 in Old Fort, North Carolina. William Camille Chable died in 1963. Olen McEntire Butler died in 1979 in Whitfield County, Georgia. Marriages Constance Fisher and Moses Quarles […]

The Marriage Bond of Joseph Halford and Rosamond Burgin

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On this date in 1845, Joseph Halford obtained a marriage bond in McDowell County, North Carolina, professing his intention to wed Rosamond Burgin.  The marriage bond was issued in the names J. F. Halford and R. M. Burgin.  I found the record while searching the FHL microfilm of McDowell County Marriage Bonds.  I wasn’t sure […]

On this date. . .the 22nd of March

Births Maria Agnes (Dellinger) Renner was born in 1699. Walter Jasper Ellis was born in 1834 in Georgia. Wiley Columbus Ellis was born in 1847 in North Carolina. Deaths Thomas Newton Ellis died in 1877 in Calhoun, Georgia. Sarah Malinda (Fouts) Chable died in 1951. Marriages Anne Beatrice Butler and Marvin Jackson were married in […]

Identifying James Polk Forrester’s First Wife

Forrester genealogy

James Polk Forrester, the second son of Coleman Forrester and Anna Carnes, was born 16 Aug 1844 in Georgia.1 I first encountered him in the census in 1900, where he appeared as James P. Foster, 55-years old and head of household. He lived in Fannin County, Georgia.2  His mother, Anie Foster, appeared three households away3and his […]

On this date. . .the 21st of March

Births Mary Jane McEntire was born in 1845 in Murray County, Georgia. Olean Milton Roberts was born in 1918. Deaths Levi Mote died in 1900 in Lumpkin County, Georgia. Alfred O. Flowers died in 1976. Marriages Elijah Marion Ellis and Elizabeth McKinney Tucker were married in 1852 in in Murray County, Georgia (my 3rd great-grandparents).

Fannin County Forresters – 1880

Forrester Carnes genealogy

My third-great-grandparents appeared on the 1880 census in Fannin County, Georgia.  The head of household was Coleman Forrester and I’m evaluating all his known census records, as I work on taking this line back another generation. Census Abstract1: Coleman Forester, age 62, head of HH, married, Farmer, literate, b. SC, father b. NC, mother b. […]