On this date. . .the 18th of June

Births Anna Barbara (Albright) Powell was born  in 1754 (my 6th great-grandmother). Margaret E. (Dellinger) Whitener was born in 1807. Elizabeth Patterson was born in 1808. Lee B. Stroud was born in 1898 in Texas. Deaths John Wilfong died in 1838 in Newton, North Carolina. Robert Elliott Morrison died in 1867 in Chatsworth, Georgia. Marriages […]

On this date. . .the 1st of April

Births James Brookshire was born in 1690 in Somerset County, Maryland (currently believed to be my 7th great-grandfather). Thomas Hemphill was born in 1807 in North Carolina. Deaths Samuel Garrett died in 1743. James Garrett died in 1886 in Benton County, Arkansas. Marriages Joel Nabors and Sarah Jane Whiteside were married in 1845 in Calhoun […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Hemphill-Morrison Marriage

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On 01 April 1928, Jim Hemphill and Leo Morrison were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. They were married in Murray County, Georgia. Jim was my grandfather’s eldest brother. Analysis From this record, I learned the date and place of Jim and Leo’s wedding.  This also gave me a primary source for Leo’s surname […]

On this date. . .the 20th of September

Births Sarah (Morrison) Hemphill was born in 1778 in Silver Creek, North Carolina. William Camille Chable was born in 1878. Deaths Radford Asberry Ellis died in 1863 while serving in the Civil War. Marriages Elizabeth Jane Brookshire and Cyrus Long were married in 1869 in Gilmer County, Georgia.

September Birthdays

Let’s recognize ancestors and close relatives who were born in September: John Burgin, 7x-great-grandfather, born 14 Sep 1704 in Shrewsbury Parish, Kent, Maryland. Elias Powell, 6x-great-grandfather, born 26 Sep 1754 in Bromfield Parish, Culpepper, Virginia. Elizabeth Mann, 5x-great-grandmother, born 29 Sep 1777 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Sarah Morrison, 4x-great-grandmother, born 20 Sep 1778 in […]

Monday Madness: Proof of Margaret Hemphill’s Maiden Name

I recently wrote about my decision to join the DAR.  The application requires evidence for each name, date, and place for each individual in the line from me to my patriot.  I have what I consider to be very good evidence for each fact; however, I am missing one, non-essential piece.  I can apply without […]

What’s New 6/24/09

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I‘ve mostly been working on Hemphills and Dellingers the last couple of weeks.  This post will focus on the new Hemphills that I’ve added.  I found a good descendent register of James Hemphill, which has many third- and fourth-generation descendents that I didn’t have, plus a few earlier generation people. Agnes Harrill, wife of John […]