Twice-Told Tuesday: Mrs. N. C. Ward Makes Quilts

Mrs. N. C. Ward Makes Quilts

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 […]

Twice Told Tuesday: Hemphill Elected to City Council

Hemphill genealogy

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. […]

Twice Told Tuesday: Mrs. Mary Hemphill Called By Death

McEntire Hemphill genealogy

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 […]

Surname Saturday: Johnson

Johnson genealogy

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 […]

Surname Saturday: Roberts

Roberts genealogy

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 […]

Twice Told Tuesday: Death of B. B. Hemphill

Hemphill genealogy

On the 13th of October 1909, Mr. B. B. Hemphill, one of the oldest and best citizens, departed this life at the ripe old age of 88 years, 8 months, and 3 days.  He was born in McDowell county, North Carolina, and came to Murray county, before the Civil War.  He enlisted in the Southern […]

Surname Saturday: Whitener

Whitener genealogy

My last couple of Surname Saturday posts have been about families for whom I can’t go back very far, so I’m excited to write about the Whiteners – they are a well-documented bunch. This line starts with my great-grandmother, Maud Angeline Whitener (1885-1975).  I’ve written extensively about Maud in “Timeline for Maud Whitener Butler.” Maud’s […]