The Brookshire Family Book


One of the sources I’ve seen mentioned several times in my research on Brookshires is a book by Glenna Brookshire Beck and Charles Randolph Sheridan called The Brookshire Family. This has long been on my mental wish list of books to look at. Several months ago, I wrote down my wish list of family history books […]

On this date. . .the 26th of May

Births Catren Garrett was born in 1646 in England. Deaths Elijah Monteville Roberts, Jr. died in 1925 in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Lula Maude Butler died in 1980 in Murray County, Georgia. Marriages Catherine Elmira Lynch and Thomas Hemphill Washington Whiteside were married in 1840 in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

On this date. . .the 30th of April

Births Sarah Dorothe Garrett was born in 1640 in England. Hans Michel Dellinger was born in 1697. Catharina Elisabetha Renner was born in 1727. Churchwill Branch Tucker was born in 1805 in Surry County, North Carolina (my4th great-grandfather). Francis Marion Ellis was born in 1844 in Fannin County, Georgia. Deaths John Christian Albrecht died in […]

On this date. . .the 24th of April

Births Alice Garrett was born in 1678 in England. Deaths Johannes Rottenhauser died in 1772 in Oberacker. Timothy Dalton died in 1775 in Bedford County, Virginia (currently believed to be my 7th great-grandfather). Albert Monroe Johnson died in 1966. Venson T. Johnson died in 1973. Marriages Madison Bailey and Annis L. Stroud were married in […]

On this date. . .the 23rd of April

Births Hannah Garrett was born in 1674 in England. Sarah Garrett was born in 1676 in England. Johannes Rottenhauser was born in 1697. William Henson Patterson was born in 1859 in Gilmer County, Georgia. Luke Hemphill Butler was born in 1916 in Quanah, Texas. Deaths Thomas Young Hemphill McEntire died in 1813 in Old Fort, […]

On this date. . .the 4th of February

Births William Garrett was born in 1679 in England. Elizabeth Ann (Hemphill) Whiteside was born in 1788 in Pleasant Hill, North Carolina. Deaths Benjamin Burgin died in 1833 in Burke County, North Carolina. William Elmer Hemphill died in 1962 in Chatsworth, Georgia. Marriages Anna Maria Dellinger and Hans Jacob Kiefer were married in 1721. Click […]

On this date. . .the 27th of December

Births Maria Catharina (Heckel) Meyer was born in 1698. Elijah Marion Ellis was born in 1859 in 1859 in Spring Place, Georgia. Christenings Marie Deboarde was christened in 1664 in Berwick Upon Tweed, England. Deaths Alberta Roberts died in 1949 in Murray County, Georgia. Marriages Nathan Bane and Mary Cock were married in 1735. Alvin […]

On this date. . .the 30th of September

Births Elisha Debord was born in 1818 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Mary Jane (Hemphill) Stroud was born in 1856 in Murray County, Georgia. Grady M. Roberts was born in 1896 in Georgia. Deaths Rhoda J. Hemphill died in 1881. Marriages Elizabeth Ivy and Thomas Phillips were married in 1559 in Hertfordshire, England.

And then there were 16

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Assignment is to list one’s 16 great-great-grandparents, include their dominant ancestry and to calculate one’s own dominant ancestry. My spin on this is to look back an additional four generations from the ggg’s in order to identify their ancestry.  Many, many of my ancestors were already on these shores […]