Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Prince Beaver

Prince Beaver

Prince Beaver was my grandmother’s brother-in-law.  He married her sister, Ellaree Ward. I’m not sure what’s going on with the hat and the bandana over tie in this picture.  There is a picture of my grandfather that is the same size, shape, and coloring as this photo and Papa is wearing a cowboy hat and […]

Mattie M. Lytle – Tombstone Tuesday


Mattie M. Lytle was the youngest child of John and Elizabeth Lytle of McDowell County, North Carolina.  Mattie was born 6 Jul 1862 and died 17 Aug 1900.  She never married.  She appeared on the 1900 census in her mother’s household, enumerated only two months before her death. Mattie is buried at Bethel UMC-Cherry Springs […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Jesse and Rosamond Burgin


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. […]