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 – […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Jesse and Rosamond Burgin

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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. […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Major Ben Burgin and Elizabeth Brandon

Major Ben Burgin & Elizabeth Branon

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.

Tombstone Tuesday: Captain Thomas Lytle

Captain Thomas Lytle Headstone

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 […]

Tombstone Tuesday: George Lytle

George Lytle

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.

Tombstone Tuesday: Margaret A. Stanfield

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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.