On this date. . .the 26th of June

Births Floyd David Butler was born in 1907 in Quanah, Texas. Deaths Israel Leander Hemphill died in 1862 in the Civil War. Elijah Marion Ellis died in 1865 in Spring Place, Georgia (my 3rd great-grandfather). James Madison Ellis died in 1909 in Roundtop, Georgia. John N. Hemphill died in 1957 in Chatsworth, Georgia.

On this date. . .the 20th of June

Deaths Amanda M. (Hemphill) Whiteside died in 1874 in Mart, Texas. Marriages Charlsie Herline Roberts and Benjamin Wiley Swann were married in 1943 in Murray County, Georgia. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations.

On this date. . .the 9th of March

Births Benjamin Brookshire was born in 1770 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Eliza Adeline (Simmons) Hemphill was born in 1812. Deaths Mary Jane McEntire died in 1930 in Motley County, Texas. Homer Harley Johnson died in 1979. Marriages Nancy Minerva Edgerton  and James Hardy Whiteside were married in 1846 in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Tombstone Tuesday: George and Ethel Butler


George William Butler was born January 28, 1912 in Texas.  Sometime before 1920, his parents brought their family back to Murray County, Georgia, where they appeared on the 1920 and 1930 censuses.  George married Ethel Waldroup in August of 1933.  He died May 19, 1972 in Dalton, Georgia and is buried at Chatsworth Heights Cemetery […]

On this date. . .the 29th of October

Births Alacia Merle Hemphill was born in 1931 in Akron, Ohio. Deaths Alfred Thomas Whitener died in 1906 in Navarro, Texas. Marriages Mary Boggs and Isaac Henry Ellis were married in 1837 in Jackson County, Georgia. Joseph Garrett and Nancy Emily Mashburn were married in 1846 in Gilmer County, Georgia.

Madness Monday: Finding Jim Butler on the 1910 Census

I cannot find my great-grandfather’s household on the 1910 census.  His name is James Benjamin Butler.  He appears on other censuses as follows: 1900:  James, in his father’s household in the Ball Ground District, Murray County, Georgia. 1920:  “J. B. Butter” in the Ball Ground District, Murray County, Georgia. 1930:  “James B. Butler” in Chatsworth, […]

William Taylor Butler: Tombstone Tuesday

Butler genealogy

William Taylor Butler was the son of David Sanford Butler and Malinda Josephine Hemphill.  He was born April 19, 1892 and died November 19, 1951.1 I haven’t done much research on William; most of the information that I have found has been a by-product of other research.  He is found at home with his parents […]

Tombstone Tuesday: James and Maud Butler


James Benjamin Butler and Maud Whitener were my great-grandparents.  Jim was born November 24, 1880 in Murray County, Georgia.  He was a farmer and later the sheriff of Murray County.  He died November 28, 1944. Maud was born in August 27, 1885 in Murray County, Georgia.  She died April 7, 1975.    Jim and Maud lived […]