The 1930 Household of James A. Hemphill

Hemphill Roberts genealogy

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 […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Marriage of Ben Hemphill and Martha Lytle

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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, […]

Walter P. Hemphill: Analysis of a Death Certificate

Hemphill genealogy

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 […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Hemphill-Morrison Marriage

Hemphill genealogy

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 […]

Laura McIntyre: Analysis of a Death Certificate

McEntire genealogy

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, […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Hemphill-Quarles Marriage

Hemphill Quarles genealogy

On 31 July 1931, Elmer Hemphill and Bessie Quarles were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. They were married in Murray County, Georgia. Elmer was my maternal grandfather’s elder brother. Analysis From this record, I learned Bessie’s surname. I also learned the date and place of their marriage. It’s interesting that Bessie was a […]

The Census Project: Redesigned

Census records are a great basic source of information and easily accessible, now that all publicly-released census years are indexed and the images are available on the internet.  I’ve collected census records ever since I started doing genealogy; however, I haven’t been consistent in how I handled them.  Basically, I have three different kinds of […]

Analysis of a Death Certificate: Cordeale Caylor

Kendrick genealogy

Sometimes you find a record that has so much information it is worth it’s weight in gold.  Before I found this death certificate, all I knew about Cordeale (possibly spelled Cordelia) was her name, approximate birth year, parents’ names, and location on the 1880 census. Information gleaned from the death certificate: Alternate spelling for first […]