Analysis

Newton C. Ward Household in 1930

8 April 2011 Analysis

My great-grandparents, Newton Coleman Ward and Rachel Louisa Johnson, appeared on the 1930 census in Fannin County, Georgia. Census Abstract: Newton C. Ward, head, homeowner, lived on a farm, age 38, married at age 18, literate, born in GA, both parents born in GA, farmer on a general farm, working on his own account, not […]

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Fannin County Forresters – 1870

28 March 2011 Analysis

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 […]

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Identifying James Polk Forrester’s First Wife

21 March 2011 Analysis

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 […]

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Fannin County Forresters – 1880

18 March 2011 Analysis

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. […]

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The 1930 Household of Jim Butler

17 February 2011 Analysis

Census abstract1: James B. Butler, Head, rented home for $20, did not live on a farm, male, white, age 49, married for the first time at age 25, did not attend school during the year, literate, b. GA, father b. G, mother b. NC, occupied as Sheriff of Murray County where he worked for wages, […]

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The 1930 Household of James A. Hemphill

3 February 2011 Analysis

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 […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Marriage of Ben Hemphill and Martha Lytle

20 January 2011 Analysis

On this date in 1854, my 3rd great-grandfather, Benjamin Burgin Hemphill, obtained a marriage bond in McDowell County, North Carolina to celebrate his marriage to Martha E. Lytle.  I have looked high and low for this piece of evidence and finally found it on microfilm a few weeks ago. The bondsman was G. W. Lytle, […]

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Walter P. Hemphill: Analysis of a Death Certificate

3 January 2011 Analysis

This is another Georgia death certificate that I located via a search at FamilySearch Labs (read more about finding Georgia Death Certificates).  Walter P. Hemphill was my great-grandfather’s brother, making him my second-great-uncle.  I knew a little about Walter prior to finding this death certificate, but it also provided several new bits of information and […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Hemphill-Morrison Marriage

23 December 2010 Analysis

On 01 April 1928, Jim Hemphill and Leo Morrison were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. They were married in Murray County, Georgia. Jim was my grandfather’s eldest brother. Analysis From this record, I learned the date and place of Jim and Leo’s wedding.  This also gave me a primary source for Leo’s surname […]

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Laura McIntyre: Analysis of a Death Certificate

17 December 2010 Analysis

I discovered this death certificate by searching on the surname “McEntire” at FamilySearch (see my post about “Finding GA Death Certificates from 1928 to 1930“).  I immediately recognized the parents’ name and a quick look in my database confirmed my suspicion that I did not know about this daughter. Since Laura is a new person, […]

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