Some Alexander Marriage Notices

Buncombe-Marriages-Alex-sli

Last week, I wrote about a book I found at the Family History Library called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index. I took photos of 24 pages with surnames of interest to me.  I’m going through page by page and analyzing the information found.  Page 1 includes Alexanders.1  […]

Marriage and Death Notices from Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870

Marriage and Death Notices in 1800's Newspapers

When I was at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in March, I found a book called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index.  It is “an alphabetical index, by surnames, to 432 marriages and 1,181 death notices appearing in extant copies of” seven different newspapers, published […]

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.

Uncle Walt and Aunt Julia Get Married

Hemphill genealogy

On this date in 1933, Walter T. Hemphill and Julia Bowers were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony.  They were married in Murray County, Georgia. Walt was my grandfather’s older brother. Analysis From this record, I learned Walt and Julia’s marriage date and place.  It also gave me a primary source for Walt’s middle […]

Rhoda Hemphill Weds James Gregory

Hemphill genealogy

On this date in 1910, Miss Rhoda Hemphill and James W. Gregory were joined in the honorable state of matrimony in Murray County, Georgia. Rhoda was my maternal grandfather’s first cousin, making her my first cousin twice removed. What I learned from this document: I did not know that Rhoda had married; for some reason […]

Stanford-Hemphill Marriage

Hemphill genealogy

On this date in 1919, Martin Eakes Stanford and Blanche G. Hemphill were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony.  They were married in Murray County, Georgia. Blanche was my grandfather’s eldest sister. Analysis From this record, I learned Martin’s middle name and the fact that he must have gone by Eakes, else why would […]

The Marriage Bond of Joseph Halford and Rosamond Burgin

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On this date in 1845, Joseph Halford obtained a marriage bond in McDowell County, North Carolina, professing his intention to wed Rosamond Burgin.  The marriage bond was issued in the names J. F. Halford and R. M. Burgin.  I found the record while searching the FHL microfilm of McDowell County Marriage Bonds.  I wasn’t sure […]

Identifying James Polk Forrester’s First Wife

Forrester genealogy

James Polk Forrester, the second son of Coleman Forrester and Anna Carnes, was born 16 Aug 1844 in Georgia.1 I first encountered him in the census in 1900, where he appeared as James P. Foster, 55-years old and head of household. He lived in Fannin County, Georgia.2  His mother, Anie Foster, appeared three households away3and his […]