Which Edmund Tilley?

16 December 2013 Analysis

The father of my 5th great-grandfather Stephen Tilley was Edmund Tilley.  I had very little information on Edmund and what I did have was sketchily sourced.  I recently acquired some more information on this line and it had a completely different death date and place for Edmund.  As in 35 years different.  Dates in genealogy […]

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Another DNA Match Going Back to Hemphill/Mackie Ancestors

9 December 2013 DNA

Recently, I received a sharing invitation from a 23andMe autosomal DNA match.  I responded in the affirmative and asked the sender for a copy of her gedcom, so that I could try to figure out the genealogical connection.  Instead, she figured it out for us! Cousin M. and I are predicted as 3rd to 4th […]

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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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Surname Saturday: Ellis

30 November 2013 Bios & Timelines

My Ellis family line starts with Rosa Evelyn, my 2nd great-grandmother. She was born 28 March 1853 in Murray County, Georgia, where she lived almost her whole life. She married Martin LaFayette Roberts on 27 January 1872, in Murray County. They had eight children in 18 years. She died on 25 March 1936, in Murray […]

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Family Finder DNA Match – Alexander/Davidson

19 November 2013 DNA

It has been awhile since I’ve done anything with my DNA matches, so I decided to go hunting for low-hanging fruit.  I started by looking for people who match both me and my mom, since that cuts list of potential surnames to sort through in half.  Then I focused my efforts on people who have […]

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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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Orphans of J. Y. Hemphill

4 September 2013 Analysis

Earlier this year, I mentioned finding a guardianship bond for the children of my 2nd great-grandfather, J. Y. Hemphill.  Here’s what I learned. Transcript: Georgia  Murray County. Know all men by these presents: That we Mary E. Hemphill principal and T. M. Hemphill & J. D. McEntire sureties are bound  unto W H Ramsey Ordinary of said […]

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Some Alexander Marriage Notices

27 August 2013 Analysis

Last week, I wrote about a book I found at the Family History Library called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index. I took photos of 24 pages with surnames of interest to me.  I’m going through page by page and analyzing the information found.  Page 1 includes Alexanders.1  […]

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Marriage and Death Notices from Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870

20 August 2013 Research

When I was at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in March, I found a book called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index.  It is “an alphabetical index, by surnames, to 432 marriages and 1,181 death notices appearing in extant copies of” seven different newspapers, published […]

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