Evidence

Tombstone Tuesday: Jesse and Rosamond Burgin

22 November 2011 Evidence

Jesse Burgin was born 3 Apr 1803 and died 2 Feb 1890.  His wife, Rosamond Burgin, was born 26 Jan 1806 and died 11 Aug 1879.  They are buried at Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery in Old Fort, North Carolina.  I believe that Jesse and Rosamond were first cousins, but I haven’t proven that yet. […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Major Ben Burgin and Elizabeth Brandon

8 November 2011 Evidence

Ben Burgin was born 16 Dec 1779 and died 29 Nov 1874.  He was married to Elizabeth Brandon (headstone says Branon) who was born 12 Dec 1781 and died 29 Jan 1862.  They are buried at Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery in Old Fort, North Carolina.  Ben was my 5th great-granduncle.

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Tombstone Tuesday: Captain Thomas Lytle

25 October 2011 Evidence

Thomas Lytle served several tours in the American Revolution.  He was a captain in Brevard’s North Carolina Legion and was present at King’s Mountain, although he did not fight in the battle.  He died 31 March 1835 and is buried at Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery in Old Fort, North Carolina.  He was my 5th […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: George Lytle

11 October 2011 Evidence

George Lytle was born 27 Nov 1785.  He died 29 Jan 1858  at the age of 72 years, 2 months, and 2 days.  He is buried at Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery in Old Fort, North Carolina.  George was the son of Captain Thomas Lytle and Susannah Perkins – my fifth great-grandparents.

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Tombstone Tuesday: Margaret A. Stanfield

27 September 2011 Evidence

Margaret A. Stanfield was born June 23, 1837.  She died October 1, 1851 and is buried at Ball Ground Cemetery in Murray County, Georgia.  I believe that she is the daughter of John Stroud and Delilah Bright and the wife of Willis M. Stanfield; however both these assertions need further research before being consider proved.

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A Burgin-Burgin Wedding

20 September 2011 Evidence

On this date in 1859, Joseph B. Burgin obtained a marriage bond to wed his first cousin once removed, Margaret E. Burgin1.  Their common ancestors were Benjamin Burgin and Leah Mann. Joseph was Ben and Leah’s grandson, via their son Alney Burgin.  Margaret was Ben and Leah’s great-granddaughter; her father was Benjamin Logan Burgin and […]

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The Marriage of James M. Greenlee and Harriett Rice

16 September 2011 Evidence

On this date in 1843 in McDowell County in the state of North Carolina, James M. Greenlee made application for a license for a marriage to be celebrated between him and Harriett Rice.  James, my second cousin three times removed, was the son of David Washington Greenlee and Mary Howard McEntire and the grandson of […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: John Stroud

13 September 2011 Evidence

John Stroud was born December 25, 1807 and died May 27, 1898.  He is buried in Ball Ground Cemetery in Murray County, Georgia.

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Tombstone Tuesday: Rebecca D. Stroud

30 August 2011 Evidence

Rebecca D. Stroud, daughter of John Stroud and Delilah Bright was born May 19, 1848.  She died at the age of eight, in October 1856, and is buried at Ball Ground Cemetery in Murray County, Georgia.

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Last Will and Testament of Thomas Bratcher Hemphill

26 August 2011 Evidence

Transcription North Carolina McDowell County Source:  McDowell County, North Carolina, “North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970″, will book entry for Thomas Bratcher Hemphill pp. 554-555, digital images no. 308-309; “Wills 1869-1903,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 30 June 2011).

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