Orphans of J. Y. Hemphill

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Earlier this year, I mentioned finding a guardianship bond for the children of my 2nd great-grandfather, J. Y. Hemphill.  Here’s what I learned. Transcript: Georgia  Murray County. Know all men by these presents: That we Mary E. Hemphill principal and T. M. Hemphill & J. D. McEntire sureties are bound  unto W H Ramsey Ordinary of said […]

Document Analysis Report – Evidentia Wishlist

Last week, I wrote a post about my experience using Evidentia to analyze a death certificate.  In it, I mentioned that I would like the Evidentia program to produce a Document Analysis report.  Here is how I think such a report should look; the first part is a template with Evidentia fields in brackets and […]

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 […]

The Marriage of James M. Greenlee and Harriett Rice

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On this date in 1843 in McDowell County in the state of North Carolina, James M. Greenlee made application for a license for a marriage to be celebrated between him and Harriett Rice.  James, my second cousin three times removed, was the son of David Washington Greenlee and Mary Howard McEntire and the grandson of […]

Last Will and Testament of Thomas Bratcher Hemphill

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Transcription North Carolina McDowell County Source:  McDowell County, North Carolina, “North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970″, will book entry for Thomas Bratcher Hemphill pp. 554-555, digital images no. 308-309; “Wills 1869-1903,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 30 June 2011).

On this date. . .the 14th of June

Births Mary Howard (McEntire) Greenlee was born in 1795 in Burke County, North Carolina. Benjamin Burgin was born in 1798 in Burke County, North Carolina. Joel Elbert Searcy was born in 1827 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Delia Magnori Johnson was born in 1896 in Fannin County, Georgia. Marriages Rosa Edna Hemphill and Dewey Hobson […]

On this date. . .the 16th of May

Births Michael Dellinger was born in 1761. James Leach McEntire was born in 1856 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths William Davidson died in 1814 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Margaret (Hemphill) Dysart Hemphill died in 1862 in Old Fort, North Carolina (my 3rd great-grandmother). Mary Ann Eliza (Whiteside) Williams died in 1879 in Calhoun County, Alabama. […]