Some Buncombe County Marriage Notices

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I‘ve been working through a book I found at the Family History Library called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index, going through page by page and analyzing the information found.  Today, I reviewed several pages, which included Alexander, Brooksher, Burgin, Cunningham, Davidson, Deboard, Hemphill, and Lytle (there were more names, but these […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Dulia Smith Burgin

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Dulia Smith was born on 12 March 1847 in Kentucky. Her name appears a variety of different ways in the records:  Dulcina, Dollie, Dullie, Dulia.  Her grave marker reads “Dulia,” so I’m using that for this post.  She married Joseph Lytle Burgin, son of Merritt Burgin and Susannah Adeline Lytle. I haven’t done extensive research […]

Surname Saturday: McEntire, part 1

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The first McEntire in my family line is my great-great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth.  She was born 23 February 1841 in Murray County, Georgia, where she lived most of her life.  She married James Young Hemphill on 10 September 1867, also in Murray County.  Elizabeth was J. Y.’s second wife; he first married her sister, Rhoda […]

Joseph Lytle Burgin – Tombstone Tuesday

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Joseph Lytle Burgin was born 30 Aug 1846, probably in McDowell County, North Carolina.  He appeared on the 1850 and 1860 censuses in the household of his parents, Merritt Burgin and Susannah Adeline Lytle.  He died 23 Mar 1927 in Old Fort, North Carolina. Sometime before 1880, he married Dulcina and had two children, Mollie […]

Millington Lytle Heir List

Millington Lytle Heir List

This list is from Millington Lytle’s estate file, a 133-page packet of information.  For my purposes, this is the most important page in the packet, because it lists his heirs, thus providing evidence of the parentage of a number of people, including Elizabeth Lytle, wife of John Lytle.  It also provides husband’s names for the […]

John Lytle (1820-1892) of McDowell County, NC – Research Notes Summary

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John Lytle was born 26 Jan 1820, probably in Burke County, North Carolina, to George Lytle and Ann Clark.  The purpose of this post is to document the research done to date and to note any future research that should be pursued.  Research thus far has focused on compiled sources and census records from 1850 […]

Mattie M. Lytle – Tombstone Tuesday

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Mattie M. Lytle was the youngest child of John and Elizabeth Lytle of McDowell County, North Carolina.  Mattie was born 6 Jul 1862 and died 17 Aug 1900.  She never married.  She appeared on the 1900 census in her mother’s household, enumerated only two months before her death. Mattie is buried at Bethel UMC-Cherry Springs […]

Why I (Sometimes) Like OneNote Better than Evernote

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If you are a regular visitor here (or follow me on Twitter), then you know that I love Evernote.  However, sometimes I prefer to use OneNote.  Evernote is the clear leader when it comes to saving and retrieving  notes, but sometimes I want to take notes in a way that Evernote doesn’t support.  That’s when […]