James Baxter Married Elisabeth Lowery – Treasure Chest Thursday

James Baxter-Elisabeth Lowery

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.

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

J. A. Hemphill World War I Draft Card

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.  […]

Reviewing Old Records Pays Off

James Baxter household in 1860

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 […]

Jim Butler’s Pension Card

James B. Butler Pension

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 […]

Francis Taylor Kendrick WW I Draft Registration Card

Francis T. Kendrick World War I Draft Registration Card

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 […]

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

Lytle-John-1850-Census

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 […]