On this date. . .the 20th of November

Births Nancy Clarcy McEntire was born in 1805 in Burke County, North Carolina. James M. Ellis was born in 1820 in Georgia. William H. Ellis was born in 1835. Marriages Leaty Caroline Lankford and William M. West were married in 1866 in Polk County, Tennessee (my 2nd great-grandparents).

On this date. . .the 1st of September

Births Mary Alice Pendley was born in 1920 in Chatsworth, Georgia. Deaths David Washington Greenlee died in 1865 in Greenlee, North Carolina. James Lawson died in 1903 in Polk County, Tennessee. Edward Austin Roberts died in 1930 in Dalton, Georgia. Annie E. Roberts was died in 1953 in Murray County, Georgia. Updated August 27, 2011.

Surname Saturday: Lankford/Langford

My Lankford/Langford family line starts with Leaty Caroline, my great-great grandmother.  Leaty’s birthdate is in question.  Her headstone says 20 July 1848.  Her death certificate says 1848.  The 1900 census states Jan 1860 and various other censuses imply 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, and 1852.  She was probably born in Tennessee.  She married William West 20 […]

Surname Saturday: West

West genealogy

West is another of the family lines for which I only have three generations of information.  I’ve only known about the Wests for a couple of years. Lizzie West (1886-1973), my great-grandmother, was the second wife of Francis Taylor Kendrick.  As far as I know, she lived in Murray County, Georgia all her life.  She […]

Monday Madness: Chipping Away at the Baxters, part 2

1850-Census-Baxters-Lowerys

If you missed Part 1 of “Chipping Away at the Baxter Brick Wall,” you can read it here.  To recap, I’ve been searching for the parents of my great-great-grandmother, Barbara Baxter, for several years to no avail.  I’ve looked in local history books, browsed many, many census records, and done more Google searches than I […]

Lizzie West Kendrick Timeline

Map of Lizzie West's residences

My great-grandmother, Lizzie (West) Kendrick, lived from 1886 to 1973 in Murray County, Georgia.  I never knew her, even though she died after I was born.  This timeline reveals what I’ve learned about her life, so far. 1875– Lizzie’s parents, William M. West (1832-1928) and Leaty Caroline Lankford (1848-1937) moved across the Tennessee-Georgia state line […]

Monday Madness: Chipping Away at the Baxter Brick Wall

Alaculsa Valley Map

I’ve written before about my Baxter brick wall. Barbara E. (or possibly A.) Baxter is my great-great-grandmother and the wife of Francis Marion Kendrick.  She probably was born in 18541 and died March 5, 1939.2  She and F. M. were married April 16, 1871. For a long time, all that I knew about Barbara, other […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-02-10

RT @southerngraves: Rose Hill Cemetery; Macon, GA blog – http://tinyurl.com/y8dtgux – Robert Anderson’s simple gravestone reveals. . . # Posted query “Thomas Kendrick-Mahala Lawson family – location in 1870?” on Genealogy Wise: http://ning.it/dwEUUJ # Uploaded 1840 Census, Tennessee, Polk County, p5. Lawson, Haskins #surnames http://ow.ly/14BZr # Added 1850 Census, Tennessee, Polk Co, District 3, p. […]