This is the third 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 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 – […]
John Lytle was born 26 Jan 1820 in Burke County, North Carolina. He died 18 Jun 1892 and is buried at Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery in Old Fort, North Carolina. John was the son of George Lytle and Susannah Clark and a grandson of Captain Thomas Lytle and Susannah Perkins. He married another Lytle-Perkins […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]