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Wordless Wednesday: Thelma and Bondell

16 November 2011 Photos

My grandmother’s sisters, Thelma (Ward) Fortenberry and Bondell (Ward) Fain.

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Tombstone Tuesday: Major Ben Burgin and Elizabeth Brandon

8 November 2011 Evidence

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.

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Wordless Wednesday – Pepaw Ward’s Still

2 November 2011 Photos

My great-grandfather made moonshine.  This is a picture of his still.

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Tombstone Tuesday: Captain Thomas Lytle

25 October 2011 Evidence

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 […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Pepaw Ward at the Mine

19 October 2011 Photos

My great-grandfather and other workers from the Cohutta Talc Mine in Murray County, Georgia.  Pepaw Ward is standing at the far left.

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Tombstone Tuesday: George Lytle

11 October 2011 Evidence

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.

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Wordless Wednesday – Pearl and John Thomas

5 October 2011 Photos

  Pearl Ward and her first husband, John Thomas.  Pearl was my grandmother’s sister.

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Tombstone Tuesday: Margaret A. Stanfield

27 September 2011 Evidence

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.

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Wordless Wednesday – Courting

21 September 2011 Photos

This picture was taken when my great-grandparents were courting (according to my grandmother).  They are the young couple seated at the far left.

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Granny’s Blue Pitcher

15 September 2011 Photos

My grandmother liked to use this pitcher as a vase for fresh flowers.  Following her tradition. . .

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