Martin O’Neal and Mary Jane Baxter Were Married

O'Neal Baxter genealogy

On this date in 1869, Martin V. O’Neal and Mary Jane Baxter were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony.  They were married in Murray County, Georgia. Martin’s first cousin, Francis Marion Kendrick, married Mary Jane’s first cousin, Barbara Baxter.  Francis and Barbara were my great-great-grandparents, meaning I’m related to both Martin and Mary Jane, […]

On this date. . .the 28th of November

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Births Sarah (Atchley) Guthrie was born in 1784 in Loudoun County, Virginia Jane Caroline (Dysart) Burgin was born in 1822 in North Carolina. Nancy (Patterson) Patterson was born in 1829 in Hall County, Georgia. Margaret A. (Weaver) Albright was born in 1875. Samuel Clifton Francis was born in 1909 in Sulpher, Oklahoma. Deaths William Garrett […]

Finding GA Death Certificates from 1928 to 1930

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Yesterday’s post focused on a Georgia death certificate from 1928 and at the end I promised to tell you how to find those records.  I had a whole post written that started out: If you have Georgia relatives, you probably know that the Georgia Archives has a wonderful online site called Georgia’s Virtual Vault that […]

Analysis of a Death Certificate: Cordeale Caylor

Kendrick genealogy

Sometimes you find a record that has so much information it is worth it’s weight in gold.  Before I found this death certificate, all I knew about Cordeale (possibly spelled Cordelia) was her name, approximate birth year, parents’ names, and location on the 1880 census. Information gleaned from the death certificate: Alternate spelling for first […]

Surname Saturday: Baxter

Baxter genealogy

This week’s Surname Saturday post focuses on the Baxters, one of my major brick walls, as regular readers will know.  The line starts with my great-great-grandmother, Barbara Baxter.  Barbara is the little old lady, front and center, in the collage (click on image to view a larger version). Barbara was born February 1854, possibly in […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-07-21

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RT @rootstelevision: Tuesday is almost over – did you catch the new Roots Tuesday blog/videos?!! http://bit.ly/al5JM0 #genealogy #photos # RT @whiteoakattic: Using a large mirror to direct sunlight diagonally across face of gravemarker makes inscriptions easier to read. # Blog post: Treasure Chest Thursday: My First SS-5 http://ow.ly/2c930 #genealogy # Blog post: On this date. […]

Barbara Baxter Kendrick: Analysis of a Death Certificate

Baxter Kendrick genealogy

The Baxters are one of my major brick walls, as regular readers will know.  Barbara Baxter was my great-great-grandmother; for a long time, she was the only Baxter I knew about.  I recently discovered her father’s name, but I haven’t been able to go much further.  A few months ago, I obtained Barbara’s death certificate, […]

Monday Madness: Chipping Away at the Baxters, part 2

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If you missed Part 1 of “Chipping Away at the Baxter Brick Wall,” you can read it here.  To recap, I’ve been searching for the parents of my great-great-grandmother, Barbara Baxter, for several years to no avail.  I’ve looked in local history books, browsed many, many census records, and done more Google searches than I […]

Monday Madness: Chipping Away at the Baxter Brick Wall

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I’ve written before about my Baxter brick wall. Barbara E. (or possibly A.) Baxter is my great-great-grandmother and the wife of Francis Marion Kendrick.  She probably was born in 18541 and died March 5, 1939.2  She and F. M. were married April 16, 1871. For a long time, all that I knew about Barbara, other […]