On this date. . .the 20th of June

Deaths Amanda M. (Hemphill) Whiteside died in 1874 in Mart, Texas. Marriages Charlsie Herline Roberts and Benjamin Wiley Swann were married in 1943 in Murray County, Georgia. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations.

On Sale at the Legacy Store

As part of my Jamboree Swag Bag, I received a discount at the online Legacy store.  This discount is not for me.  It’s for y’all. Between now and June 30, you can receive 20% off anything you purchase from the online Legacy store.  There is some great stuff in the store, (and frankly, several things […]

On this date. . .the 19th of June

Births James Hemphill was born in 1814. Perry Oscar German was born in 1878. Marriages Captain John Philip Dellinger and Barbara Whitener were married in Catawba County, North Carolina. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations.

Uncle Walt and Aunt Julia Get Married

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On this date in 1933, Walter T. Hemphill and Julia Bowers were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony.  They were married in Murray County, Georgia. Walt was my grandfather’s older brother. Analysis From this record, I learned Walt and Julia’s marriage date and place.  It also gave me a primary source for Walt’s middle […]

On this date. . .the 18th of June

Births Anna Barbara (Albright) Powell was born  in 1754 (my 6th great-grandmother). Margaret E. (Dellinger) Whitener was born in 1807. Elizabeth Patterson was born in 1808. Lee B. Stroud was born in 1898 in Texas. Deaths John Wilfong died in 1838 in Newton, North Carolina. Robert Elliott Morrison died in 1867 in Chatsworth, Georgia. Marriages […]

On this date. . .the 17th of June

Births Martha Matilda Greenlee was born in 1820. John Headrick was born in 1872 in Murray County, Georgia. Junie Lawson Johnson was born in 1884 in Fannin County, Georgia. Deaths William Hinton Lawson died in 1913 in Benton Station, Tennessee. Marriages Adam Gross and Sarah Wilfong were married in 1793 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. […]

What can you learn from a DAR application?

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Yesterday I wrote about the DAR application that I ordered for William Brookshire.  I already knew a good bit about William, including the details of his military service (I have a copy of his pension application).  I ordered the DAR application because I was looking for a source document for the names of his children.  […]

On this date. . .the 16th of June

Births William Sullins was born in 1828 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Deaths Herrod Rudd died in 1829 in McMinn County, Tennessee (my 5th great-grandfather). Elizabeth Sophronia (Lytle) Burgin died in 1837 in Burke County, North Carolina. Calvin M. Stroud died in 1821.  

Ordering a DAR Application

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Last month I spent time working on finding sources for some unsourced people who had been in my database for a long time.  There was one family, in particular, for whom I wanted documentation, but I didn’t find much.  The children in this family had all moved out long before the 1850, every-name census and […]