Fannin County Forresters – 1870

Forrester genealogy

My 3rd-great-grandparents, Coleman Forrester and Anna Carnes, appeared on the 1870 census in Fannin County, Georgia.  I’m working backward through my 3rd-great-grandfather’s census records, as I attempt to verify the next generation back in this line.  This is the second installment in this series. Census Abstract1: Colman Forister, age 52, male, white, Farmer, $800 real […]

Identifying James Polk Forrester’s First Wife

Forrester genealogy

James Polk Forrester, the second son of Coleman Forrester and Anna Carnes, was born 16 Aug 1844 in Georgia.1 I first encountered him in the census in 1900, where he appeared as James P. Foster, 55-years old and head of household. He lived in Fannin County, Georgia.2  His mother, Anie Foster, appeared three households away3and his […]

Fannin County Forresters – 1880

Forrester Carnes genealogy

My third-great-grandparents appeared on the 1880 census in Fannin County, Georgia.  The head of household was Coleman Forrester and I’m evaluating all his known census records, as I work on taking this line back another generation. Census Abstract1: Coleman Forester, age 62, head of HH, married, Farmer, literate, b. SC, father b. NC, mother b. […]

On this date. . .the 13th of January

Births Jacob Dellinger was born in 1698 in Baden. Robert Burgin was born in 1787. Sophia Caroline Ellis was born in 1823. David Quarles was 1829 in Habersham County, Georgia. Martha Elizabeth (Lytle) Hemphill was born in 1831 in Burke County, North Carolina (my 3rd great-grandmother). Deaths Maria Elisabetha (Dellinger) Rottenhauser died in 1776. William […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Mary Forrester Ward Death Certificate

Forrester Ward genealogy

I like it when I find documents that both confirm existing data and offer up new information;  the death certificate for my 2nd great-grandmother, Mary Lourania Forrester is one such document. Confirmations Her given name is Mary Lourania.  I only have two documents (and this is one) that show her middle name. She was a […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Benjamin Forrester

Forrester genealogy

Benjamin E. Forrester was born 24 Jun 1850 and died 12 Feb 1937 in Fannin County, Georgia. His parents were Coleman Forrester and Anna Carnes.  Salina Tucker was his wife.  Benjamin is buried at Dial Church of Christ Cemetery in Fannin County. He was my great-great-great uncle.  My great-great-grandmother, Mary Lourania (Forrester) Ward was his […]

A Favorite Female Ancestor

Carnes Forrester genealogy

In honor of women’s history month, I’ll be writing a number of posts honoring the female half of my family tree.  Today’s post is part of the Fearless Females blogging prompt series created by Lisa Alzo, The Accidental Genealogist. Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn […]

Weekly Updates for 2009-12-09

Cool, my granny was a one. RT @littlebyteslife: CA #DAR participated a few yrs ago.RT @WWIIToday: Know a Rosie from WWII? http://ow.ly/BiNH # Indexed batch of 10 GA death certificates for FamilySearch. Many died on Christmas. Sad. # Uploaded 1920 Census, Georgia,Fannin County, Stock Hill, p. 1B. Garrett, Johnson, Ward #surnames # Located marriage license […]

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-23

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Added photo of Anna (CARNES) Forrester1822 – 1914. http://bit.ly/2U15To #genealogy # Added photo of Elijah Monteville ROBERTS 1879 – ?. http://bit.ly/EA8fR # RT @auldmags: #Randomquestions for #genealogy – What’s you favorite ancestor first name? Susannah Adeline – I just love the combo. # Added photo of Luke and Ruby Butler headstone. http://bit.ly/VK5sf #genealogy # Found […]