Why I (Sometimes) Like OneNote Better than Evernote


If you are a regular visitor here (or follow me on Twitter), then you know that I love Evernote.  However, sometimes I prefer to use OneNote.  Evernote is the clear leader when it comes to saving and retrieving  notes, but sometimes I want to take notes in a way that Evernote doesn’t support.  That’s when […]

Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 5

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This is the fifth installment in a series of nine posts in which I transcribe the will of my Revolutionary War ancestor, Captain Thomas Hemphill. In the first post, we learned that Captain Thomas’ will was contested by two of his children and a son-in-law, and that the date usually seen for his death may […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Jesse and Rosamond Burgin


Jesse Burgin was born 3 Apr 1803 and died 2 Feb 1890.  His wife, Rosamond Burgin, was born 26 Jan 1806 and died 11 Aug 1879.  They are buried at Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery in Old Fort, North Carolina.  I believe that Jesse and Rosamond were first cousins, but I haven’t proven that yet. […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Major Ben Burgin and Elizabeth Brandon

Major Ben Burgin & Elizabeth Branon

Ben Burgin was born 16 Dec 1779 and died 29 Nov 1874.  He was married to Elizabeth Brandon (headstone says Branon) who was born 12 Dec 1781 and died 29 Jan 1862.  They are buried at Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery in Old Fort, North Carolina.  Ben was my 5th great-granduncle.

A Burgin-Burgin Wedding

Burgin genealogy

On this date in 1859, Joseph B. Burgin obtained a marriage bond to wed his first cousin once removed, Margaret E. Burgin1.  Their common ancestors were Benjamin Burgin and Leah Mann. Joseph was Ben and Leah’s grandson, via their son Alney Burgin.  Margaret was Ben and Leah’s great-granddaughter; her father was Benjamin Logan Burgin and […]

On this date. . .the 16th of June

Births William Sullins was born in 1828 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Deaths Herrod Rudd died in 1829 in McMinn County, Tennessee (my 5th great-grandfather). Elizabeth Sophronia (Lytle) Burgin died in 1837 in Burke County, North Carolina. Calvin M. Stroud died in 1821.  

On this date. . .the 14th of June

Births Mary Howard (McEntire) Greenlee was born in 1795 in Burke County, North Carolina. Benjamin Burgin was born in 1798 in Burke County, North Carolina. Joel Elbert Searcy was born in 1827 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Delia Magnori Johnson was born in 1896 in Fannin County, Georgia. Marriages Rosa Edna Hemphill and Dewey Hobson […]