Freemasons

Tombstone Tuesday: Martin and Rosa Roberts

12 January 2010 Evidence

Martin and Rosa (Ellis) Roberts were my great-great-grandparents.  Martin was born May 2, 1853 in Bradley County, Tennessee.  He died April 2, 1925 in Murray County, Georgia.  Rosa was born March 28, 1853 and died March 26, 1936, both in Murray County.  Martin was a Freemason and Rosa was in the Eastern Star (the symbols […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Mariah Langston Roberts

24 November 2009 Bios & Timelines

Mariah Langston was my 3-x great-grandmother.  She was born February 25, 1833[1] in Sevier County, Tennessee[2].  She married Monteville Roberts July 18, 1852 in Bradley County, Tennessee2.  They lived in Hamilton County, Tennessee[3], just across the Georgia state line during their early marriage. Mariah is one of my heroes from my family tree.  When her husband was away, […]

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John Burgin, Esquire

16 February 2008 Family Stories

I came across an ancestor (John Burgin, born 1774), who was styled, John Burgan, Esqr., in the 1820 census. One never really knows what is meant by the term in “esquire.” I tend to think of lawyers, but apparently it is also used by certain Freemasons. Here is an article that describes usage of the […]

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