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. […]

Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills

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I made an interesting discovery while working on census records for some of the Pattersons/Chapmans.  I was looking at the 1840 record for my fourth great-grand uncle, Joseph Patterson (born 1790/1794).  The 1840 census is two pages wide, so make sure you always look at that second page.  I almost missed this find, myself, and […]

On this date. . .the 22nd of May

Deaths Hans Michel Dellinger died in 1666. Alfred M. Whitener died in 1844 in Catawba County, North Carolina. William T. Wofford died in in 1884 in Cass County, Georgia. Marriages James B. Butler and Ruth C. Malinda Gerrin were married in 1871 in Lumpkin County, Georgia (my 3rd great-grandfather and his third wife). James W. […]

On this date. . .the 21st of March

Births Mary Jane McEntire was born in 1845 in Murray County, Georgia. Olean Milton Roberts was born in 1918. Deaths Levi Mote died in 1900 in Lumpkin County, Georgia. Alfred O. Flowers died in 1976. Marriages Elijah Marion Ellis and Elizabeth McKinney Tucker were married in 1852 in in Murray County, Georgia (my 3rd great-grandparents).

A Favorite Female Ancestor

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In honor of women’s history month, I’ll be writing a number of posts honoring the female half of my family tree.  Today’s post is part of the Fearless Females blogging prompt series created by Lisa Alzo, The Accidental Genealogist. Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn […]