Monteville Roberts’ Family Business

8 November 2008 Family Stories

Monteville Roberts owned and operated, with the help of family, the combined business establishment of a mill for grinding corn into meal and wheat into flour, a blacksmith shop, and general repair shop, all of which were vitally essential to the people. The combined enterprise, in Hamilton County, Tennessee, provided a flourishing business a home […]

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New Roberts’ (among others) Records

5 November 2008 Uncategorized

I‘ve spent most of the past week researching the Roberts and allied families. New Source Records Found 1830, 1840 Census – John M. Roberts (the one born in 1786) household 1850 Census – Snelson Roberts household 1850 Census – Stephen Ellis household 1860, 1870, 1880 Census – Monteville Roberts household 1880 Census – Martin LaFayette […]

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Visit to New Prospect Cemetery

4 November 2008 Research

I visited New Prospect Church Cemetery on Saturday.  I knew that some Tuckers were buried there, because I had found headstone photos on Find-a-Grave for Churchwell Branch Tucker and his wife Rosamond.  I also had found a listing last week for E. M. Ellis on the Murray County Cemeteries website; the dates were very close […]

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Where was Dave Butler before 1900?

3 November 2008 Most Wanted

David S. Butler was my great-great-grandfather.  I know that he was in Murray County, Georgia in the 1900s.  Working backward, he died in 1938, and I have census records for 1930, (research gap: I don’t have 1920), 1910, and 1900.  Each census gives Georgia as his place of birth.  I have nearby Adairsville as his […]

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Where was the Ellis family in 1808?

2 November 2008 Bios & Timelines

Two hundred years ago my Ellis relatives were in Jackson County, Georgia, South Carolina, and possibly North Carolina. Walter Ellis (5x great-grandfather) is my oldest Ellis relative who was alive in 1808.  He and his wife, Mary (Parker) probably were in Jackson County, Georgia.  In 1805, he appeared on the Jackson County land lottery list and […]

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What’s New Wednesday

29 October 2008 Uncategorized

This is a brief overview of what’s new on the website and in the database during the past week: New Media: Photograph of James Young Hemphill and Mary Elizabeth (McEntire) Hemphill.  I found this on “The North Carolina Hemphills” website (I recognize this as a scan from the book The Hemphills of North Carolina, which […]

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Most Wanted: Photos, Documents, etc.

27 October 2008 Most Wanted

One of my goals for this website is the share the results of my research and facilitate the exchange of information with other family members and researchers.  With your help, I hope to make this as complete a history as possible of the families represented.  If you have a connection to our family, I would […]

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WordPress-TNG Mashup a Success

25 October 2008 Technology

Update:  I no longer use the mashup described below.  I’m now using the TNG/Wordpress plug-in available here. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Finally, the new look of the website, with WordPress and TNG integrated is unveiled! As I posted a few weeks ago, I was attempting to follow directions to integrate WordPress and TNG.  I had a few problems, […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Unexpected Cemetery Find

21 October 2008 Evidence

As I was driving past Mount Sumach Cemetery this weekend, I happened to notice a headstone with my last name.  I almost didn’t stop, because I could tell from the road that it was a relatively modern stone.  However, it was Saturday afternoon and I had time, so I turned around.  The stone in question […]

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Footnote Find: Mary Ellis Pension File

19 October 2008 Military

I‘ve been toying with the idea of a Footnote subscription for some time and have even taken advantage of their seven-day free trial a few times.  I finally decided to go for it.  The item I found this morning makes it all worthwhile. I’ve been researching my ancestor, Walter Ellis, Revolutionary War Veteran, in preparation […]

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