James Alexander Deeds in Burke Co NC

Burke County North Carolina Deeds

When I was at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in 2013, I found a book called  Burke County, NC, Deeds Registered 1804-1813. Burke County’s deed books were destroyed in 1865.  This book is an “alphabetical list of conveyances registered at County Court. . .and covers sessions of January 1804 through October 1813.” […]

Some Buncombe County Death Notices

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    This is part of an occasional series in which  I process information from a book called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index. I consulted this book  last year at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  I have lots of people from in and around Asheville, […]

Surname Saturday: McEntire, part 1

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The first McEntire in my family line is my great-great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth.  She was born 23 February 1841 in Murray County, Georgia, where she lived most of her life.  She married James Young Hemphill on 10 September 1867, also in Murray County.  Elizabeth was J. Y.’s second wife; he first married her sister, Rhoda […]

John Lytle (1820-1892) of McDowell County, NC – Research Notes Summary

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John Lytle was born 26 Jan 1820, probably in Burke County, North Carolina, to George Lytle and Ann Clark.  The purpose of this post is to document the research done to date and to note any future research that should be pursued.  Research thus far has focused on compiled sources and census records from 1850 […]

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 […]