Surname Saturday: Patterson

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My Patterson family line starts with Mary Elizabeth, my great-great grandmother.  She was born 7 Feb 1867 in Gilmer County, Georgia, where she lived until after her marriage.  She married William E. Whitener in 1883 and they moved to Murray County, Georgia sometime in the next year or two.  Between 1904 and 1907, they moved […]

John “Jackie” Patterson – the Later Years

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Last week, I posted what I know about Jackie Patterson from his birth about 1794 in South Carolina up until his marriage to Jane Chapman in 1828 in Hall County, Georgia.  This is part of my attempt to pull everything together and make sense of all the bits of information that I’ve found so far. […]

John “Jackie” Patterson – The Early Years

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I’ve been working on my Patterson line recently, in hopes of locating a common ancestor with a DNA match.  I haven’t found the common ancestor yet, but I have found lots of information on my known Pattersons.  I want to capture what I’ve learned in narrative format, starting with Jackie Patterson, my fourth great-grandfather. Connecting […]

On this date. . .the 29th of March

Deaths James Young Hemphill died in 1977 in Whitfield County, Georgia. Icie Irene Kendrick died in 1992 in Murray County, Georgia. Marriages James B. Butler and Rhoda Qualls were married in 1839 in Hall County, Georgia (my 3rd great-grandparents).

Nancy Patterson: Analysis of a Death Certificate

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I recently located the death certificate for Nancy Patterson, my third great grand-aunt.  This was a good find, providing new information as well as primary or secondary source citations for certain facts that I already knew. New Information Age at Death:  89 years 10 months 21 days Birthplace:  Hall County Marital Status:  Widow – note:  […]

Surname Saturday: Lankford/Langford

My Lankford/Langford family line starts with Leaty Caroline, my great-great grandmother.  Leaty’s birthdate is in question.  Her headstone says 20 July 1848.  Her death certificate says 1848.  The 1900 census states Jan 1860 and various other censuses imply 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, and 1852.  She was probably born in Tennessee.  She married William West 20 […]