Library of Virginia – Monday Finds


I spent all day Monday at the Library of Virginia. This is a brief summary of what I found. Monday was all about County Books from Albemarle, Fairfax, and Bedford counties, which contained either abstracts or indexes. I was able to get copies of the original images of some of these items (more on that […]

Chromosome Map 1/11/2014


My DNA connections have really been clicking recently and I’ve been wanting to pull all the information together into a chromosome map, like the ones CeCe Moore creates.  I had been tracking everything in a spreadsheet, but that didn’t give me the at-a-glance visual that I wanted.  But now, Kitty Cooper has created a tool […]

Which Edmund Tilley?


The father of my 5th great-grandfather Stephen Tilley was Edmund Tilley.  I had very little information on Edmund and what I did have was sketchily sourced.  I recently acquired some more information on this line and it had a completely different death date and place for Edmund.  As in 35 years different.  Dates in genealogy […]

On this date. . .the 29th of September

Births Hans Martin Dellinger was born in 1701 in Oberacker, Germany. Sarah (Massey) Sherrill was born in 1754 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Elizabeth (Mann) Burgin was born in 1777 in Rowan County, North Carolina (my 5th great-grandmother). Robert Pitt Burgin was born in 1808 in Burke County, North Carolina. Deaths Lewis Hampton Tilley died […]

On this date. . .the 21st of August


Births William Garrett was born in 1643 in Leicestershire, England (currently believed to be my 7th great-grandfather). Deaths Samuel D. P. Hemphill died in 1864. Millie Elmina (Searcy) Miller died in 1893 in Ellijay, Georgia. Marriages James Brookshire and Elizabeth Tilley were married in 1827 in Wilkes County, North Carolina (my 4th great-grandparents). John Childers […]

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-30

Such great ideas! RT @geneabloggers: Learn about creative genealogy blogger Vickie Everhart and BeNotForgot #genealogy # Added photo of Johnson siblings, including g-grandmother, Rachel Johnson Ward.  # @breagettingfit Congrats! in reply to breagettingfit # Added death certificate for Dovie GARRETT 1881 – 1922. #genealogy # Added death certificate for Walter Henry ELLIS 1844 […]

Tombstone Tuesday – James and Elizabeth Brookshire

James Brookshire and Elizabeth Tilley are my 4x-great-grandparents. James was born March 10, 1799 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born in 1810, also in Wilkes County. They were married on August 21, 1827. They moved to Union County, Georgia between 1830 and 1840, and then moved on to Fannin County, Georgia between 1850 […]

What’s New – 1/7/09

New Marriage Records James Butler-Nancy Floyd Marriage License John Ward-Martha Jane Butler Marriage License New Census Records Found 1870 – Dave “Ballard” (possibly Dave S. Butler) 1920 & 1930 – Newton C. Ward household 1910 & 1930 – William LaFayette Roberts household 1930 – J. A. Hemphill household 1910 – Elijah M. Roberts household (includes […]

New Johnson and Stroud Records


New Source Records 1850, 1860, 1870 Census:  Thomas M. Johnson family 1860 Census:  Martin V. Johnson household.  This is a very strange household.  It includes three adult males (Martin, Benjamin, and Newton) and two little girls (Catherine and Racheal). 1790 Census:  Peter Stroud (Jr.) household. 1790 Census: Peter Stroud (Sr.) household. 1840 Census:  Elijah Ellis household – […]