Researching the James and Mary Brookshaw Family, part 1

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A few months ago, I had to opportunity to look at The Brookshire Family by Glenna Brookshire Beck.  I got a lot of great information which I’m now validating.  My current focus is to look online for original records that are cited in The Brookshire Family or for other original records that support the information included. The book is […]

The Brookshire Family Book

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One of the sources I’ve seen mentioned several times in my research on Brookshires is a book by Glenna Brookshire Beck and Charles Randolph Sheridan called The Brookshire Family. This has long been on my mental wish list of books to look at. Several months ago, I wrote down my wish list of family history books […]

On this date. . .the 30th of March

Births Mary Ann (Marlow) Brookshire was born in 1762 in Maryland (my 5th great-grandmother). John William Tucker was born in 1840 in Murray County, Georgia. Lula Maude Butler was born in 1894 in Georgia. Deaths John Clayton Garrett died in 1949 in Georgia. Marriages William Brookshire and Mary Ann Marlow were married in 1779, possibly […]

On this date. . .the 3rd of September

Births John German was born in 1830. Reuben Phillip Johnson was born in 1853 in Georgia (my great-great grandfather). Lizzie (West) Kendrick was born in 1886, probably in Murray County, Georgia (my great-grandmother). Deaths John Burgin died in 1753 in Shrewsbury Parish, Maryland (my 7th great-grandfather). Madison Alexander Ellis died in 1862, while serving in […]

On this date. . .the 30th of August

Births John Debord was born in 1730. William Clark Mackie was born in 1798. Joseph Lytle Burgin was born in 1846 in Crooked Creek, North Carolina. Deaths Ida Rosa (Kendrick) Headrick died in 1948 in Murray County, Georgia. James B. Hemphill died in 2003 in Dalton, Georgia. Marriages Eva Catherine Dellinger and Johann Michael Rudisill […]

And then there were 16

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Assignment is to list one’s 16 great-great-grandparents, include their dominant ancestry and to calculate one’s own dominant ancestry. My spin on this is to look back an additional four generations from the ggg’s in order to identify their ancestry.  Many, many of my ancestors were already on these shores […]

A Gentleman Named “Pioneer Ben”

A fascinating biographical sketch on Pioneer Ben Burgin can be found at burginfamily.org: “Benjamin Burgin, the second child of John & Martha Burgin, was born in Kent County (Shrewsbury Parish) Maryland, November 30,1741 and was christened December 25, 1741. Kent County is on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, just across the northern part of the Chesapeake Bay […]