Confederate Voices: Book Review

Confederate Voices book

My local library received a new book this week:  Confederate Voices by Debbie Stephenson Moore.  It’s not a book about the Civil War or the Confederacy, but rather is a collection of biographies, family histories, and organization vignettes with Confederate soldiers from southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia as the unifying theme. I like the way […]

On this date. . .the 18th of May

Births Anna Blandina (Dellinger) Endres was born in 1686. Deaths Mary Polly (Atchley) Langston died in 1894 in Bradley County, Tennessee (my 4th great-grandmother). David Sanford Butler died in 1938 in Chatsworth, Georgia (my 2nd great-grandfather). Syble Alice Viola (Roberts) Kilgore died in 1984 in Murray County, Georgia.

On this date. . .the 2nd of April

Births James Burgin was born in 1738. Sarah Hubbell was born in 1767 in Washington County, Virginia. James B. Hemphill was born in 1930 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Laura Lonella (Thompson) Fortner died in 1924 in Cleveland, Tennessee. Martin LaFayette Roberts died in 1925 in Murray County, Georgia (my 2nd great-grandfather).  

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 28th of January

Births David Washington Greenlee was born in 1787 in Morganton, North Carolina. Rosanna (Mackie) Whiteside was born in 1793. John Roberts was born in 1851 in Bradley County, Tennessee. George William Butler was born in 1912 in Texas. John Edward Hemphill was born in 1916 in Chatsworth, Georgia (my grandfather). Marriages Rosa E. Ellis and […]

On this date. . .the 10th of September

Births George C. Alexander was born in 1790 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. William Crow Langston was born in 1799 in Granville County, North Carolina. Edward Austin Langston was born in 1851 in Bradley County, Tennessee. Deaths Ann Garrett died in 1672. Marriages James Young Hemphill and Mary Elizabeth McEntire were married in 1867 in […]

On this date. . .the 18th of July

Births W. W. Bailey was born in 1845. Marriages Milly Bingham and Benjamin Brookshire were married in 1796 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Mariah Langston and Monteville Roberts were married in 1852 in Bradley County, Tennessee (my 3rd great-grandparents). Updated July 10, 2011

On this date. . .the 8th of July

Births Weyrich Norrente Rudisill was born in 1695 in Michelfeld, Baden (currently believed to be my 7th great-grandfather). Mary Jane Greenlee was born in 1822. George Washington Roberts was born in 1851 in Bradley County, Tennessee. Daisy E. Woody was born in 1889. Deaths Francis Marion Ellis died in 1928 in Mineral Bluff, Georgia. Updated […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Monteville Roberts


My great-great-great-grandfather, Monteville Roberts, was born April 27, 1827 in McMinn County, Tennessee, the son of John Roberts and Rebecca (possibly Sammons).  He is found in Bradley County, Tennessee in 1840 and 1850 and in Hamilton County, Tennessee in 1860.   Monteville married Mariah Langston on July 18, 1852.  (I have conflicting information regarding Mariah’s family, […]