Buncombe County NC

Surname Saturday: Ellis

30 November 2013 Bios & Timelines

My Ellis family line starts with Rosa Evelyn, my 2nd great-grandmother. She was born 28 March 1853 in Murray County, Georgia, where she lived almost her whole life. She married Martin LaFayette Roberts on 27 January 1872, in Murray County. They had eight children in 18 years. She died on 25 March 1936, in Murray […]

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Some Alexander Marriage Notices

27 August 2013 Analysis

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  […]

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

20 August 2013 Research

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 […]

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On this date. . .the 21st of June

21 June 2011 On this date

Births Ora I. (Shields) Kendrick was born in 1881 in Georgia. Deaths John Burgin died in 1884 in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

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On this date. . .the 8th of May

8 May 2011 On this date

Births Naomi (Beamer) Roberts was born in 1853 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Alfred O. Flowers was born in 1909. Deaths Henry Washington Woolf, Sr. died in 1889 in Hopkins County, Texas. Marriages Walter Ellis and Mary Parker were married in 1776 (my 5th great-grandparents).

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On this date. . .the 24th of February

24 February 2011 On this date

Deaths James Tucker died in 1797 in Surry County, North Carolina (my 6th great-grandfather). Benjamin Brookshire died in 1854 in Asheville, North Carolina. John Taylor Butler died in 1988 in Chatsworth, Georgia.

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On this date. . .the 6th of February

6 February 2011 On this date

Births Rosannah (Hemphill) Young was born in 1777 in Old Fort, North Carolina. William Osborn Searcy was born in 1833 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Eleanor Kelly Whiteside was born in 1833 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Mary R. Hemphill was born in 1852.

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On this date. . .the 23rd of December

23 December 2010 On this date

Deaths Peter Wilfong died in 1841 in Startown, North Carolina. Lydia Louisa (Simmons) Hemphill died in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Marriages Arthur Quillian Roberts and Vinnie Townsend were married in 1906 in Murray County, Georgia.

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