Connections

It fascinates me to find connections between different branches of my family tree, possibly because I’ve always known there was a connection between my parents (besides the obvious). Before you start thinking “cocktails in Appalachia,” I should explain that this is not a close connection.  My father’s (maternal) great-grandmother is my mother’s (paternal) first cousin […]

New Johnson and Stroud Records

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New Source Records 1850, 1860, 1870 Census:  Thomas M. Johnson family 1860 Census:  Martin V. Johnson household.  This is a very strange household.  It includes three adult males (Martin, Benjamin, and Newton) and two little girls (Catherine and Racheal). 1790 Census:  Peter Stroud (Jr.) household. 1790 Census: Peter Stroud (Sr.) household. 1840 Census:  Elijah Ellis household – […]

An Almost-Missed Finding

I received an email from Ancestry today with “Possible record matches” in the subject line.   Those of you who use Ancestry know that they give you hints, with little green leaves indicating some sort of match in their records, whether it be in another tree, a historical record, etc.  This email contained three such hints.  […]

Monteville Roberts’ Family Business

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 […]

New Roberts’ (among others) Records

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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 […]

Visit to New Prospect Cemetery

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 […]

Where was Dave Butler before 1900?

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 […]

Where was the Ellis family in 1808?

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 […]

What’s New Wednesday

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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 […]

Most Wanted: Photos, Documents, etc.

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 […]