William Taylor Butler: Tombstone Tuesday

Butler genealogy

William Taylor Butler was the son of David Sanford Butler and Malinda Josephine Hemphill.  He was born April 19, 1892 and died November 19, 1951.1 I haven’t done much research on William; most of the information that I have found has been a by-product of other research.  He is found at home with his parents […]

Reuben Johnson and Martha Garrett: Tombstone Tuesday


Reuben Phillip Johnson and Martha Jane Garrett were my great-great-grandparents.  Reuben was born September 3, 1853 in Georgia and died April 15, 1911.1 2  Martha was born June 7, 1854, also in Georgia, and died October 26, 1929.3 4  They were married about 18775 and had eight children, all of whom lived to adulthood. Reuben […]

Newt Ward and Rachel Johnson: Tombstone Tuesday


Newton Coleman Ward and Rachel Louisa Johnson were my great-grandparents.  Newt was born 24 Oct 1890 in Fannin County, Georgia1 and died 01 Aug 1974 in Whitfield County, Georgia.2  Rachel was born 09 Aug 1892 and died 16 Feb 19803 in Murray County, Georgia.4  They were married in 1909.5  They had eight children – seven […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Mary (Patterson) Whitener


Mary (Patterson) Whitener was my great-great-grandmother.  She was born February 7, 1869, likely in Gilmer County, Georgia.  She married Bill Whitener in 1883.  They had eight children, the oldest of whom was my great-grandmother, Maud Angeline.  Mary and Bill were married in Gilmer County, but had moved to Murray County, Georgia before Maud’s birth in […]

Tombstone Tuesday: James and Maud Butler


James Benjamin Butler and Maud Whitener were my great-grandparents.  Jim was born November 24, 1880 in Murray County, Georgia.  He was a farmer and later the sheriff of Murray County.  He died November 28, 1944. Maud was born in August 27, 1885 in Murray County, Georgia.  She died April 7, 1975.    Jim and Maud lived […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-02-10

RT @southerngraves: Rose Hill Cemetery; Macon, GA blog – http://tinyurl.com/y8dtgux – Robert Anderson’s simple gravestone reveals. . . # Posted query “Thomas Kendrick-Mahala Lawson family – location in 1870?” on Genealogy Wise: http://ning.it/dwEUUJ # Uploaded 1840 Census, Tennessee, Polk County, p5. Lawson, Haskins #surnames http://ow.ly/14BZr # Added 1850 Census, Tennessee, Polk Co, District 3, p. […]

Genealogy To-Dos – January Wrap-Up

I got away from genealogy a couple of weeks this month, spending my time on other pursuits (reading and scrapbooking, namely). How did I do toward my goals? Write 10 blog posts – completed 7 Abstract (or update previously-done abstractions, if necessary) 20 census pages and update the citations.  I haven’t located all these census […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Martin and Rosa Roberts


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 […]

January Genealogy To-Dos

I began blogging my genealogy to-dos last month and I’m pleased with the results.  Having the list out here for all to see keeps me accountable, plus I don’t feel like I’m tearing off in a hundred directions at once.  I can stay focused on what I want to accomplish this month and as I […]

Tombstone Tuesday: John and Sarah Tucker


This tombstone marks the burial place of my 4x-great-uncle, John William Tucker and his wife, Sarah Jane.  John’s sister, Elizabeth (Tucker) Ellis, was my 3x-great-grandmother. I know very little about John and Sarah.  John was born March 30, 1840 in Murray County and died March 24, 1924, also in Murray County.  He lived to be […]