March 2012

Francis Taylor Kendrick WW I Draft Registration Card

29 March 2012 Evidence

Today’s Treasure Chest Thursday entry is the World War I Draft Registration Card for my great-grandfather, Francis Taylor Kendrick. I love draft registration cards, because you never really know what you are going to learn, but there is almost always some good information.  Plus, they include physical descriptions, so you can start to get an […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Georgia Snow

28 March 2012 Photos
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Pedigree Analysis: Start With What You Know

23 March 2012 Analysis

I’m sure we’ve all heard it said that, in genealogy, you should start with what you know and work from there. In The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, Greenwood argues that we “must have a name, a date (at least a period of time), and a reasonably specific place or locality” in order to do […]

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Lizzie Lytle – Tombstone Tuesday

20 March 2012 Evidence

Lizzie Lytle was born 3 January 1823 and died 3 June 1910.  She married her first cousin, John Lytle and they had seven children.  Lizzie and John are buried in Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery in McDowell County, North Carolina.

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Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 8

19 March 2012 Evidence

This is the eighth installment in a series of nine posts in which I transcribe the will of my Revolutionary War ancestor, Captain Thomas Hemphill. In the first post, we learned that Captain Thomas’ will was contested by two of his children and a son-in-law, and that the date usually seen for his death may […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: A Military Census Record

15 March 2012 Evidence

A few weeks ago while working on SSDI mining, a 1920 census record for one of my cousins caught my eye (thank you Ancestry shaky leaves!).  I was trying really hard to stay on task and not get distracted by all the shiny new records I encountered, but this one was unusual.  The location was […]

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Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Prince Beaver

14 March 2012 Photos

Prince Beaver was my grandmother’s brother-in-law.  He married her sister, Ellaree Ward. I’m not sure what’s going on with the hat and the bandana over tie in this picture.  There is a picture of my grandfather that is the same size, shape, and coloring as this photo and Papa is wearing a cowboy hat and […]

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Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 7

12 March 2012 Analysis

This is the seventh installment in a series of nine posts in which I transcribe the will of my Revolutionary War ancestor, Captain Thomas Hemphill. In the first post, we learned that Captain Thomas’ will was contested by two of his children and a son-in-law, and that the date usually seen for his death may […]

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John Lytle (1820-1892) of McDowell County, NC – Research Notes Summary

9 March 2012 Evidence

John Lytle was born 26 Jan 1820, probably in Burke County, North Carolina, to George Lytle and Ann Clark.  The purpose of this post is to document the research done to date and to note any future research that should be pursued.  Research thus far has focused on compiled sources and census records from 1850 […]

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Mattie M. Lytle – Tombstone Tuesday

6 March 2012 Evidence

Mattie M. Lytle was the youngest child of John and Elizabeth Lytle of McDowell County, North Carolina.  Mattie was born 6 Jul 1862 and died 17 Aug 1900.  She never married.  She appeared on the 1900 census in her mother’s household, enumerated only two months before her death. Mattie is buried at Bethel UMC-Cherry Springs […]

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