On this date. . .the 29th of March

Deaths James Young Hemphill died in 1977 in Whitfield County, Georgia. Icie Irene Kendrick died in 1992 in Murray County, Georgia. Marriages James B. Butler and Rhoda Qualls were married in 1839 in Hall County, Georgia (my 3rd great-grandparents).

Who Were James Butler’s Parents?

James B. Butler is as far back as I can go in the Butler line.  He was my 3x-great-grandfather. Thanks to his military history, I have quite a lot of information on James’ life as an adult.  He was born sometime between about 1810 and 1824, according to various records.  He was likely born in […]

What’s New – 12/31/08

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I‘ve been slack about keeping notes on my research results the last few weeks, which doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a lot of activity.  I’ve had several days off work for the holidays and have spent much of that time researching.  Here are just a few of the new records: Marriage Records John Patterson-Sarah Jane […]

Where was Dave Butler before 1900?

David S. Butler was my great-great-grandfather.  I know that he was in Murray County, Georgia in the 1900s.  Working backward, he died in 1938, and I have census records for 1930, (research gap: I don’t have 1920), 1910, and 1900.  Each census gives Georgia as his place of birth.  I have nearby Adairsville as his […]

Butler Ancestors in 1808

Following up on the challenge from Lisa of 100 Years in America, Donna of What’s Past is Prologue has issued a challenge to describe where our ancestors were 200 years ago. In searching through my database, I’ve discovered so many people who were alive in 1808 that this post will focus on the Butler ancestors, […]

Moses Qualls (Quarles) Biographical Sketch

I found an interesting biographical sketch of Moses Qualls in the Rootsweb Qualls-Quarles mailing list archives: Before the Revolution, Moses moved to the West side of the Broad River near the present Lockhart, SC in Union County. He was a Loyalist during the Revolution, convicted of sedition by the American authorities and exiled to the […]