Orphans of J. Y. Hemphill

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Earlier this year, I mentioned finding a guardianship bond for the children of my 2nd great-grandfather, J. Y. Hemphill.  Here’s what I learned. Transcript: Georgia  Murray County. Know all men by these presents: That we Mary E. Hemphill principal and T. M. Hemphill & J. D. McEntire sureties are bound  unto W H Ramsey Ordinary of said […]

Some Alexander Marriage Notices

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Last week, I wrote about a book I found at the Family History Library called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index. I took photos of 24 pages with surnames of interest to me.  I’m going through page by page and analyzing the information found.  Page 1 includes Alexanders.1  […]

1850 Census: Frederick Ward in Gilmer County, GA

Proximity of North Carolina to Gilmer County, GA

I recently analyzed the 1850 census enumeration for my 4th great-grandparents, Frederick and Keziah Ward.  In 1850, they lived in Gilmer County, Georgia, but they would have been in North Carolina in 1840.  I’m hoping that by identifying their neighbors in 1850, I can use that information to confirm their location in 1840, since some […]

1930 Census – Greenlee Household: An Analysis

1930 U. S. census, McDowell County, North Carolina, population schedule, Old Fort Township, Enumeration District (ED) 56-16, sheet 23-A, p. 150 (stamped), dwelling 404, family 416, William H. Greenlee household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 May 2013), citing National Archives microfilm publication T626, roll 1265.

One of the projects I’m working on is to ensure that each record saved to my Ancestry private tree has also been transcribed and added to RootsMagic with up-to-date source citations, as well as thoroughly analyzed. My task list for each record includes: Transcribe each record. If a census record, then transcribe household and abstract […]

Confederate Voices: Book Review

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My local library received a new book this week:  Confederate Voices by Debbie Stephenson Moore.  It’s not a book about the Civil War or the Confederacy, but rather is a collection of biographies, family histories, and organization vignettes with Confederate soldiers from southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia as the unifying theme. I like the way […]

Joseph Lytle Burgin – Tombstone Tuesday

Joseph Lytle Burgin headstone

Joseph Lytle Burgin was born 30 Aug 1846, probably in McDowell County, North Carolina.  He appeared on the 1850 and 1860 censuses in the household of his parents, Merritt Burgin and Susannah Adeline Lytle.  He died 23 Mar 1927 in Old Fort, North Carolina. Sometime before 1880, he married Dulcina and had two children, Mollie […]

Herman Burgin – Tombstone Tuesday

Eula Herman Burgin headstone

Last week’s Tombstone Tuesday post was about James A. and Dora Burgin.  Tragically, they lost a son who was just shy of manhood and he is the focus of today’s post. Eula Herman Burgin was born 11 December 1910 in Old Fort, North Carolina.  He died on 28 March 1928 at the age of 17 […]

James and Dora Burgin – Tombstone Tuesday

James and Dora Burgin headstone

James A. Burgin was born 29 Jun 1876, likely in McDowell County, North Carolina.  He died 11 Jul 1942 and is buried at Bethel-Cherry Springs Cemetery. James was the son of Joseph Lytle Burgin and Dulcina (MNU) Burgin.  He appeared in their household on the 1880 census, along with an older sister, Mollie G. James […]

Robert M. Burgin and Sallie E. Mann – Tombstone Tuesday

Robert Burgin and Sallie Mann

Robert M. Burgin was born 21 Apr 1833 in North Carolina, the son of Josiah B. Burgin.  He died 10 Apr 1913. Robert married Sallie E. Mann.  I don’t know who Sallie’s parents were, but she had a sister named Elizabeth. Sallie was born 15 Oct 1843 in North Carolina and died 17 Jan 1915. […]

Andrew Baxter Guardianship Bond

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Yesterday morning I noticed that FamilySearch had added a new collection to its Georgia Records:  Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975. With the impending closure of the Georgia Archives, I’m glad to see more of our state’s records coming online. This collection contains over 2 million records. It’s browsable only at this time, but it is organized […]