On this date. . .the 23rd of May

Births Nancy Elizabeth (Forrester) Marshall was born in 1848 in Fannin County, Georgia. Deaths Sarah Malinda (Hemphill) Porter died in 1907. Marriages James E. Ellis and Nancy McClure were married in 1812 in Haywood County, North Carolina (my 4th great-grandparents). Magdalin Elrod and James Meady Roberts were married in 1914 in Murray County, Georgia. Click […]

On this date. . .the 4th of May

Births Ruth Bertha (Hemphill) Whiteside was born in 1794 in Burke County, North Carolina. Joseph M. Tucker was born in 1833. Mary Louise (Burgin) Goforth was born in 1848 in Burke County, North Carolina. Deaths Captain Thomas Hemphill died in 1826 in Morganton, North Carolina (my 4th, 5th, and 6th great-grandfather). Joseph M. Tucker died […]

On this date. . .the 26th of April

Births Nathaniel Cobb was born in 1801 in South Carolina. Nancy A. E. (Marshall) Forrester was born in 1845 in North Carolina. Eliza (Garrett) Mullinax was born in 1867 in Ellijay, Georgia. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations. If you enjoyed this post you might want […]

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 […]

On this date. . .the 26th of March

Births Rosamond Malinda (Burgin) Halford was born in 1826 in McDowell County, North Carolina. Salina (Tucker) Forrester was born in 1853 in Georgia. Deaths Mary Ann (Marlow) Brookshire died in 1830 in Elkville, North Carolina (my 5th great-grandmother). Rosa Evelyn (Ellis) Roberts died in 1936 in Murray County, Georgia (my 2nd great-grandmother). George Washington Forrester […]

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 […]