Family Stories

Tombstone Tuesday: Aunt Blanche

3 December 2013 Family Stories

When Blanche Hemphill, my great-aunt, was born on 22 December 1898, in Murray County, Georgia, her father, James, was 19 and her mother, Alice, was 21. She married Marvin Eakes Stanford on 13 Apr 1919 in Murray County. She died on 3 January 1977, in Floyd County, Georgia, at the age of 78. Eakes was […]

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Twice-Told Tuesday: Happy Birthday!

29 October 2013 Family Stories

“October 28—Mrs. Mollie Clayton, Elaca Hemphill, Maudie Sue Forrest, Maurine Springfield.”1 The “Elaca Hemphill” who is being remembered is actually Alacia Hemphill. Her birthday was October 29, rather than October 28.2 Nevertheless, I love the fact that the newspaper published birthdays! Twice Told Tuesday is an occasional series featuring family-related articles republished from old books, magazines, […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Pearl & Dave

10 September 2013 Family Stories

Pearl Ward, daughter of Newton Coleman Ward and Rachel Louisa Johnson, was born 15 April 1923 in Newport, Georgia, and died 23 Mar 2002 in Gulfport, Mississippi.  She married Mahlon David “Dave” White on 29 January 1972 in Akron, Ohio.  Dave was born 5 November 1929 in Hollway, Ohio and died 7 June 1987. Pearl […]

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Twice-Told Tuesday: Murray County in the Service

30 July 2013 Family Stories

“William D. Kendrick, S 1/c, USNR, son of Adolph C. Kendrick, of Chatsworth, has returned to the States from Tokyo Bay on the Battleship, USS Wisconsin for the 45,000-ton ship’s participation in the observance of Navy Day on October 27. The Wisconsin figured prominently in action during the final eight months of the war, supporting […]

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Twice Told Tuesday: James Jackson Feted at Dinner

2 July 2013 Family Stories

“James Jackson, who left recently for San Diego, Calif. where he will be stationed at the U. S. Naval Training center there, was honor guest at a supper his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Jackson, gave at their home before his departure. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Freeman King, Mrs. A. M. Rogers, Miss Eva […]

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Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills

6 July 2011 Evidence

I made an interesting discovery while working on census records for some of the Pattersons/Chapmans.  I was looking at the 1840 record for my fourth great-grand uncle, Joseph Patterson (born 1790/1794).  The 1840 census is two pages wide, so make sure you always look at that second page.  I almost missed this find, myself, and […]

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Twice-Told Tuesday: Still Quilting at 83

24 May 2011 Family Stories

CHATSWORTH – Mrs. N. C. Ward of Sunset Drive off Charles Road works barefoot at her machine making quilts.  She will be observing her 83rd birthday tomorrow and would like to hear from all her friends for whom she has made quilts.  For over 40 years she has made quilts, but it was about 12 […]

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Wordless Wednesday: William West and Leaty Lankford

18 May 2011 Family Stories

My great-great grandparents. Source: J. Thompson, [e-mail for private use], to Tonia Kendrick, e-mail, 5 March 2011, “Re: [Tonia's Roots] New Comment On: Seeking Robert West Information,”; privately held by Kendrick, [e-mail & address for private use].

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