The Marriage of Andrew Baxter and Mary Lowery

Andrew Baxter-Mary Lowery Marriage License

Andrew B. Baxter and Mary Lowery applied for a marriage license in Murray County, Georgia on the first day of January, 1849.  Their marriage was solemnized before a justice of the peace on January 4th. Andrew and Mary are my 3rd great-grandparents and the parents of Barbara (Baxter) Kendrick.

James Baxter Married Elisabeth Lowery – Treasure Chest Thursday

James Baxter-Elisabeth Lowery

James Baxter and Elisabeth Lowery were joined in the bonds of holy matrimony on 14 December 1851.  They were married in Murray County, Georgia. James was the brother of my 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew B. “Dave” Baxter and Elisabeth was the sister of Dave’s wife, Polly Lowery.

Pedigree Analysis: Start With What You Know

Baxter-Lowery

I’m sure we’ve all heard it said that, in genealogy, you should start with what you know and work from there. In The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, Greenwood argues that we “must have a name, a date (at least a period of time), and a reasonably specific place or locality” in order to do […]

On this date. . .the 4th of January

Births Sarah (Lillard) O’Neal was born in 1833 in Polk County, Tennessee. Isaac N. Stuart was born in 1880. Deaths Pernelia (Jarrett) Whiteside died in 1864 in Randolph County, Arkansas. Martha Jane (Butler) Ward died in 1909 in Bartow County, Georgia. Marriages Andrew Dave Baxter and Mary Lowery were married in 1849 in Murray County, […]

Surname Saturday: Baxter

Baxter genealogy

This week’s Surname Saturday post focuses on the Baxters, one of my major brick walls, as regular readers will know.  The line starts with my great-great-grandmother, Barbara Baxter.  Barbara is the little old lady, front and center, in the collage (click on image to view a larger version). Barbara was born February 1854, possibly in […]

Barbara Baxter Kendrick: Analysis of a Death Certificate

Baxter Kendrick genealogy

The Baxters are one of my major brick walls, as regular readers will know.  Barbara Baxter was my great-great-grandmother; for a long time, she was the only Baxter I knew about.  I recently discovered her father’s name, but I haven’t been able to go much further.  A few months ago, I obtained Barbara’s death certificate, […]

Monday Madness: Chipping Away at the Baxters, part 2

1850-Census-Baxters-Lowerys

If you missed Part 1 of “Chipping Away at the Baxter Brick Wall,” you can read it here.  To recap, I’ve been searching for the parents of my great-great-grandmother, Barbara Baxter, for several years to no avail.  I’ve looked in local history books, browsed many, many census records, and done more Google searches than I […]

Monday Madness: Chipping Away at the Baxter Brick Wall

Alaculsa Valley Map

I’ve written before about my Baxter brick wall. Barbara E. (or possibly A.) Baxter is my great-great-grandmother and the wife of Francis Marion Kendrick.  She probably was born in 18541 and died March 5, 1939.2  She and F. M. were married April 16, 1871. For a long time, all that I knew about Barbara, other […]