William West Confederate Pension Application

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This is one of 17 pages of William West’s application for an Indigent Pension from the state of Georgia for his service in the Civil War. Questions for Applicant   Transcript [boilerplate is in regular font; written answers are italicized] State of Georgia Murray County } William West of said State and County, desiring to […]

On this date. . .the 26th of June

Births Floyd David Butler was born in 1907 in Quanah, Texas. Deaths Israel Leander Hemphill died in 1862 in the Civil War. Elijah Marion Ellis died in 1865 in Spring Place, Georgia (my 3rd great-grandfather). James Madison Ellis died in 1909 in Roundtop, Georgia. John N. Hemphill died in 1957 in Chatsworth, Georgia.

On this date. . .the 17th of May

Deaths George Watson Lytle died in 1864 in the Civil War. Marriages Prentis Anne Mullinax and William Adolphus Whitener were married in 1916 in Murray County, Georgia. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations. If you enjoyed this post you might want to consider subscribing to my […]

On this date. . .the 12th of May

Births Martin LaFayette Langston was born in 1867 in Tennessee. Olen McEntire Butler was born in 1906 in Georgia. Deaths Israel LaFayette Hemphill died in 1864 in the Civil War. Marriages Michael Bollinger and Catherine M. Whitener were married in 1835 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

On this date. . .the 20th of September

Births Sarah (Morrison) Hemphill was born in 1778 in Silver Creek, North Carolina. William Camille Chable was born in 1878. Deaths Radford Asberry Ellis died in 1863 while serving in the Civil War. Marriages Elizabeth Jane Brookshire and Cyrus Long were married in 1869 in Gilmer County, Georgia.

Surname Saturday: Roberts

Roberts genealogy

My Roberts family line starts with my great-grandmother: Nancy Alice Roberts was born January 9, 1877 in Murray County, Georgia.  She married James Alexander Hemphill on Christmas Day in 1897.  They had nine children between 1898 and 1916.  Alice was a charter member of the Chatsworth chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Three […]

Twice Told Tuesday: Death of B. B. Hemphill

Hemphill genealogy

On the 13th of October 1909, Mr. B. B. Hemphill, one of the oldest and best citizens, departed this life at the ripe old age of 88 years, 8 months, and 3 days.  He was born in McDowell county, North Carolina, and came to Murray county, before the Civil War.  He enlisted in the Southern […]

On this date. . .the 4th of July

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Births Malinda (Burgin) Hemphill was born in 1801 in Burke County, North Carolina (my 4th great-grandmother). Robert West was born in 1871 in Polk County, Tennessee. Florence (Stanley) Henry was born in 1889. Jessie Malinda (Roberts) Childers was born in 1897 in Murray County, Georgia. Ruby V. (Kendrick) Sanford was born in 1921, probably in […]

On this date. . .the 3rd of July

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Deaths Martin V. O’Neal died in 1927 in N. Chattanooga, Tennessee Annie (Cavendar) Roberts died in 1942. Edna Rose (Hemphill) Pendley died in 1990. Marriages Mary Elizabeth Patterson and William Everett Whitener were married in 1883 (my great-great-grandparents). Military William Osborn Searcy enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861. Phillip B. Whitener enlisted in the Confederate Army […]

Surname Saturday: Whitener

Whitener genealogy

My last couple of Surname Saturday posts have been about families for whom I can’t go back very far, so I’m excited to write about the Whiteners – they are a well-documented bunch. This line starts with my great-grandmother, Maud Angeline Whitener (1885-1975).  I’ve written extensively about Maud in “Timeline for Maud Whitener Butler.” Maud’s […]