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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is the seventh 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 […]
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 […]