Some Buncombe County Marriage Notices

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I‘ve been working through a book I found at the Family History Library called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index, going through page by page and analyzing the information found.  Today, I reviewed several pages, which included Alexander, Brooksher, Burgin, Cunningham, Davidson, Deboard, Hemphill, and Lytle (there were more names, but these […]

Family Finder DNA Match – Alexander/Davidson

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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 […]

Some Alexander Marriage Notices

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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  […]

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

Marriage and Death Notices in 1800's Newspapers

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 […]

Surname Saturday: McEntire, part 1

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The first McEntire in my family line is my great-great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth.  She was born 23 February 1841 in Murray County, Georgia, where she lived most of her life.  She married James Young Hemphill on 10 September 1867, also in Murray County.  Elizabeth was J. Y.’s second wife; he first married her sister, Rhoda […]

On this date. . .the 28th of June

Births Peter Paul Dellinger was born in 1747 in Oberacker, Baden. James Garrett was born in 1814 in Burke County, North Carolina. Amanda M. (Hemphill) Whiteside was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina. William T. Wofford was born in 1824 in Habersham County, Georgia. Thomas Newton Ellis was born in 1831 in North Carolina. Memphis […]

On this date. . .the 10th of April

Births Elizabeth A. (Alexander) McEntire was born in 1806 in Buncombe County, North Carolina (my 3rd great-grandmother). Samuel Houston Kendrick was born in 1892 in Georgia. Coy Johnson was born in 1920. Deaths John Pattillo died in 1798 in Burke County, North Carolina. Malinda (Patterson) Ritland died in 1894. Marriages Thomas M. Roden and Nancy […]

Census Research Checklist

The fifth lesson in the NGS Home Study Course is about census records.  I use census records all the time and didn’t learn anything new; however, as with most of the lessons so far, doing the assignments brought out holes in my research. The first assignment in this lesson is to create a census research […]

On this date. . .the 30th of January

Births Anne (Fowke) Alexander was born in 1689 in Nanjemoy, Maryland. Rebeccah Burgin was born in 1799. Harvey Lafayette Whiteside was born in 1827 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Deaths John Roberts died in 1854 in Bradley County, Tennessee. John Quarles died in 1889 in Gilmer County, Georgia. Marriages Anna Maria Brandstatter and Johans Philip […]

On this date. . .the 29th of January

Births Reverend William Austin Ellis was born in 1822 in North Carolina. Syble Alice Viola (Roberts) Kilgore was born in 1895 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Rhoda (Cunningham) Alexander died in 1848 in Buncombe County, North Carolina (currently believed to be my 4th great-grandmother). George W. Lytle died in 1858 in McDowell County, North Carolina. […]