Death Certificate of Francis Marion Kendrick (1844-1932)


Francis Marion Kendrick, my 2nd great-grandfather, died 6 November 1932 in Militia District 1011, Murray County, Ga., according to his death certificate. Transcript In the transcription below, boldface indicates the words penned into the pre-printed form: “Certificate of Death, Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.” PLACE OF DEATH County                                                            Murray Militia District […]

Andrew Baxter Guardianship Bond

Andrew Baxter Guardianship Bond-1

Yesterday morning I noticed that FamilySearch had added a new collection to its Georgia Records:  Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975. With the impending closure of the Georgia Archives, I’m glad to see more of our state’s records coming online. This collection contains over 2 million records. It’s browsable only at this time, but it is organized […]

The Marriage of Andrew Baxter and Mary Lowery

Andrew Baxter-Mary Lowery Marriage License

Andrew B. Baxter and Mary Lowery applied for a marriage license in Murray County, Georgia on the first day of January, 1849.  Their marriage was solemnized before a justice of the peace on January 4th. Andrew and Mary are my 3rd great-grandparents and the parents of Barbara (Baxter) Kendrick.

James Baxter Married Elisabeth Lowery – Treasure Chest Thursday

James Baxter-Elisabeth Lowery

James Baxter and Elisabeth Lowery were joined in the bonds of holy matrimony on 14 December 1851.  They were married in Murray County, Georgia. James was the brother of my 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew B. “Dave” Baxter and Elisabeth was the sister of Dave’s wife, Polly Lowery.

Reviewing Old Records Pays Off

James Baxter household in 1860

It’s a good idea to go back and review documents that you found years ago, because you may see things today that you didn’t notice at the time you found the record or make new connections based on what you’ve learned since then. The Backstory Barbara Baxter and her parents are one of my brick […]

Pedigree Analysis: Start With What You Know


I’m sure we’ve all heard it said that, in genealogy, you should start with what you know and work from there. In The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, Greenwood argues that we “must have a name, a date (at least a period of time), and a reasonably specific place or locality” in order to do […]

On this date. . .the 19th of May

Births George Heinrich Dellinger was born in 1779 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Rebecca D. Stroud was born in 1848 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths William Patton Hemphill died in 1845. Anna (Debord) Searcy died in 1894 in Ellijay, Georgia (my 4th great-grandmother). G. T. Baxter died in 1943 in Old Fort, Tennessee. George William […]

On this date. . .the 5th of March

Births Rachel (Hemphill) Whiteside was born in 1790 in Burke County, North Carolina. George Washington Langston was born in 1836 in Bradley County, Tennessee. Deaths Hans Andreas Dellinger died in 1735. Alcie (Sebastian or Robinson) Burk died in 1836. John Posey Hemphill died in 1865, while serving in the Civil War. Judson Clements Hemphill died […]

On this date. . .the 4th of January

Births Sarah (Lillard) O’Neal was born in 1833 in Polk County, Tennessee. Isaac N. Stuart was born in 1880. Deaths Pernelia (Jarrett) Whiteside died in 1864 in Randolph County, Arkansas. Martha Jane (Butler) Ward died in 1909 in Bartow County, Georgia. Marriages Andrew Dave Baxter and Mary Lowery were married in 1849 in Murray County, […]

On this date. . .the 25th of December

Births Sarah Caroline (Baxter) Chable was born in 1848 in Murray County, Georgia. James Henry Johnson was born in 1877. George Washington Roberts was born in 1878 in Murray County, Georgia. Christenings Benjamin Burgin was christend in 1741 in Shrewsbury Parish, Maryland (my 6th great-grandfather). Deaths John Patterson died in 1878. Marriages Elizabeth Ellis and […]