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

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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 […]

Mattie M. Lytle – Tombstone Tuesday

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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 […]

Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 5

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This is the fifth 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 […]

Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 1

Burke County Original Wills, Thomas Hemphill (c1824); box no. C.R. 016.801.1, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

Captain Thomas Hemphill is the ancestor who really got me interested in genealogy, but I’ve had his will sitting in my inbox ever since it arrived in the mail from the North Carolina State Archives in 2009.  Yes, almost three years.  Why has it been languishing, you ask? Well, it’s not just a will – […]