Spring Place

Spring Place Schools “Reunion” to be Part of Festival

15 August 2013 And More

The oldest educational facility in all of northwest Georgia is Spring Place Elementary School which traces its origins to the mission established by the Moravians in 1801—long before there was a Murray County.  This school, sponsored by Chief James Vann, was named Spring Place because of the dozens of natural springs that had landmarked the […]

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Spring Place Festival Set for August 17

7 August 2013 And More

I don’t typically post press releases, but I’m making an exception on this case, since I’m involved in one of the sponsoring organizations. 2013 Spring Place Festival Set for August 17 The 15th annual Spring Place Community Festival will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church just off Georgia […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Monteville Roberts

13 April 2010 Evidence

My great-great-great-grandfather, Monteville Roberts, was born April 27, 1827 in McMinn County, Tennessee, the son of John Roberts and Rebecca (possibly Sammons).  He is found in Bradley County, Tennessee in 1840 and 1850 and in Hamilton County, Tennessee in 1860.   Monteville married Mariah Langston on July 18, 1852.  (I have conflicting information regarding Mariah’s family, […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Martin and Rosa Roberts

12 January 2010 Evidence

Martin and Rosa (Ellis) Roberts were my great-great-grandparents.  Martin was born May 2, 1853 in Bradley County, Tennessee.  He died April 2, 1925 in Murray County, Georgia.  Rosa was born March 28, 1853 and died March 26, 1936, both in Murray County.  Martin was a Freemason and Rosa was in the Eastern Star (the symbols […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Mariah Langston Roberts

24 November 2009 Bios & Timelines

Mariah Langston was my 3-x great-grandmother.  She was born February 25, 1833[1] in Sevier County, Tennessee[2].  She married Monteville Roberts July 18, 1852 in Bradley County, Tennessee2.  They lived in Hamilton County, Tennessee[3], just across the Georgia state line during their early marriage. Mariah is one of my heroes from my family tree.  When her husband was away, […]

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Tombstone Tuesday – Elijah M. Ellis

17 February 2009 Evidence

Elijah Marion Ellis was my three-times great-grandfather.  He and his wife, Elizabeth McKinney Tucker, had four children.  His life was marked by tragedy; he lost his sight to typhoid fever at the age of 32 and was dead ten years later at the age of 42. He is buried at New Prospect Church Cemetery, near […]

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Roberts Family in 1909

11 January 2009 Bios & Timelines

A hundred years ago, my Roberts relatives were in Murray County, Georgia.   This photo is of the 1909 Roberts family reunion; if you can identify anyone in the photo, please leave a comment. Nancy Alice (Roberts) Hemphill, my great-grandmother, was likely in the Ball Ground area, where she was on the 1910 census.  At that […]

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Tombstone Tuesday – Churchwell Branch Tucker

6 January 2009 Evidence

Churchwell Branch Tucker was my four-times great-grandfather.  He married Rosamond and they had ten children.  They are buried just south of Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia at the cemetery of New Prospect Church, where C. B. was an active member during his life. This stone has deteriorated badly in the last few years.  I found […]

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Citing Tombstones as a Source Reference

9 October 2008 Research

I recently bought a copy of Elizabeth Shown Mills’ fabulous book Evidence Explained (e-book available for download on Footnote.com) and have spent the evening creating citations for events sourced from tombstones that I have personally photographed. It’s a simple format and by copying, pasting, and editing, I was able to create citations for over 40 […]

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Spring Place Cemetery

27 December 2007 Research

It was a nice day today, so I made a visit to Spring Place Cemetery. It had been many, many years since I had been to this cemetery. I was searching for four headstones, in particular, but had hopes of finding a few more that might belong to my ancestors. I spent about an hour […]

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