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].
This article about my great-grandmother was published in the Autumn 1974 issue of Georgia Life magazine (now defunct). “An 83-year-old Chatsworth woman makes and sells about $1,000’s worth of quilts each year in a home enterprise that began about twelve years ago. At that time Mrs. N. C. Ward injured her back and her doctor […]
Robert M. Hemphill, proprietor of a local dry cleaning plant and an officer in World War Two, was elected a member of the Board of Aldermen at a special election held last Saturday. Hemphill will fill the unexpired term of the late T. H. Moreland. Fifty votes were cast for Hemphill, who had no opposition. […]
Mrs. Mary Hemphill, one of the best known and most beloved women of Murray County, died Wednesday, and was buried Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family burying ground. Mrs. Hemphill lived in Chatsworth for several years, making her home with her son, Mr. J. A. Hemphill. Her many friends are saddened by her […]
This week’s Surname Saturday focuses on my Johnson family line, which begins with my great-grandmother, Rachel Louisa. Rachel Louisa Johnson was born August 9, 1892 in Fannin County, Georgia. She married Newton Coleman Ward in Fannin County on June 27, 1909. Rachel and Newt lived in Fannin County until 1939, when they moved to Murray […]
My Roberts family line starts with my great-grandmother: Nancy Alice Roberts was born January 9, 1877 in Murray County, Georgia. She married James Alexander Hemphill on Christmas Day in 1897. They had nine children between 1898 and 1916. Alice was a charter member of the Chatsworth chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Three […]