Evidence

The Marriage of Andrew Baxter and Mary Lowery

26 April 2012 Evidence

Andrew B. Baxter and Mary Lowery applied for a marriage license in Murray County, Georgia on the first day of January, 1849.  Their marriage was solemnized before a justice of the peace on January 4th. Andrew and Mary are my 3rd great-grandparents and the parents of Barbara (Baxter) Kendrick.

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Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – The Last Page

23 April 2012 Evidence

This is the last 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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James Baxter Married Elisabeth Lowery – Treasure Chest Thursday

19 April 2012 Evidence

James Baxter and Elisabeth Lowery were joined in the bonds of holy matrimony on 14 December 1851.  They were married in Murray County, Georgia. James was the brother of my 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew B. “Dave” Baxter and Elisabeth was the sister of Dave’s wife, Polly Lowery.

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J. A. Hemphill – World War I Draft Registration Card

12 April 2012 Analysis

This week’s Treasure Chest Thursday entry is another World War I Draft Registration Card.  This time the registrant is my great-grandfather, James Alexander Hemphill. So What Does This Record Tell Us? Name:  I think this is the only official document I have that spells out his complete name – James Alexander Hemphill. Residence:  Ramhurst, Georgia.  […]

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Reviewing Old Records Pays Off

9 April 2012 Analysis

It’s a good idea to go back and review documents that you found years ago, because you may see things today that you didn’t notice at the time you found the record or make new connections based on what you’ve learned since then. The Backstory Barbara Baxter and her parents are one of my brick […]

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Jim Butler’s Pension Card

5 April 2012 Evidence

James B. Butler, my great-grandfather, was a foot soldier in the Philippine Insurrection from 1901 to 1904.  This card shows that he filed for an invalid pension on 26 Jul 1921. I tried to use this information to order a copy of his pension file from NARA, but received the following message: Please correct the […]

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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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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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