David Sanford Butler’s Funeral Book – Treasure Chest Thursday

Dave Butler Funeral Program-Cover

I got a new item for my Treasure Chest last week.  My uncle found a memory book from the funeral of David Sanford Butler.  Dave was my grandmother’s grandfather and since I’m the keeper of the family history, my uncle brought the book to me (yay!). I’ve never seen anything quite like this.  It’s cardboard, […]

The Marriage of Andrew Baxter and Mary Lowery

Andrew Baxter-Mary Lowery Marriage License

Andrew B. Baxter and Mary Lowery applied for a marriage license in Murray County, Georgia on the first day of January, 1849.  Their marriage was solemnized before a justice of the peace on January 4th. Andrew and Mary are my 3rd great-grandparents and the parents of Barbara (Baxter) Kendrick.

James Baxter Married Elisabeth Lowery – Treasure Chest Thursday

James Baxter-Elisabeth Lowery

James Baxter and Elisabeth Lowery were joined in the bonds of holy matrimony on 14 December 1851.  They were married in Murray County, Georgia. James was the brother of my 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew B. “Dave” Baxter and Elisabeth was the sister of Dave’s wife, Polly Lowery.

J. A. Hemphill – World War I Draft Registration Card

J. A. Hemphill World War I Draft Card

This week’s Treasure Chest Thursday entry is another World War I Draft Registration Card.  This time the registrant is my great-grandfather, James Alexander Hemphill. So What Does This Record Tell Us? Name:  I think this is the only official document I have that spells out his complete name – James Alexander Hemphill. Residence:  Ramhurst, Georgia.  […]

Jim Butler’s Pension Card

James B. Butler Pension

James B. Butler, my great-grandfather, was a foot soldier in the Philippine Insurrection from 1901 to 1904.  This card shows that he filed for an invalid pension on 26 Jul 1921. I tried to use this information to order a copy of his pension file from NARA, but received the following message: Please correct the […]

Francis Taylor Kendrick WW I Draft Registration Card

Francis T. Kendrick World War I Draft Registration Card

Today’s Treasure Chest Thursday entry is the World War I Draft Registration Card for my great-grandfather, Francis Taylor Kendrick. I love draft registration cards, because you never really know what you are going to learn, but there is almost always some good information.  Plus, they include physical descriptions, so you can start to get an […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: The Marriage Bond of Francis Harris and Adeline Burgin

Burgin genealogy

On this date in 1857, Francis Harris obtained a marriage bond in McDowell County, North Carolina.  His intended bride was Adeline Burgin. I found the record while searching the FHL microfilm of McDowell County Marriage Bonds. I wasn’t sure who Francis and Adeline were at the time, but since Adeline was a Burgin, I made […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Greenlee-Hemphill Marriage

Greenlee Hemphill genealogy

William Harvey Greenlee and Kate Young Hemphill were married on March 31, 1891 in Murray County, Georgia1. Kate was my great-grandfather’s (James A. Hemphill) sister.  After her marriage, Kate moved to McDowell County, North Carolina, the ancestral home of both her parents.  The photograph in the collage shows their family about 18 years after they […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Hemphill-Morrison Marriage

Hemphill genealogy

On 01 April 1928, Jim Hemphill and Leo Morrison were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. They were married in Murray County, Georgia. Jim was my grandfather’s eldest brother. Analysis From this record, I learned the date and place of Jim and Leo’s wedding.  This also gave me a primary source for Leo’s surname […]