On this date. . .the 16th of September


Births Rosina Barbara Dellinger was born in 1737. John Underwood Whiteside was born in 1797 in Buffalo Creek, North Carolina. Thomas B. Hemphill was born in 1824 in Old Fort, North Carolina. Belvy (Smith) Butler was born in 1921. Deaths Hans Jakob Rudisuhle died in 1748 in Michelfeld, Germany (currently believed to be my 8th […]

Nancy Emeline Brookshire

Brookshire Garrett genealogy

My great-great-grandmother, Nancy Emeline Brookshire (don’t you love that name?) was the daughter of James Brookshire and Elizabeth Tilley and was born on May 13, 1833 in North Carolina.  She died on March 1, 1916 in Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia and was buried in Tickanetley Cemetery. Nancy lived in Union County, Georgia with her parents and […]

A Favorite Female Ancestor

Carnes Forrester genealogy

In honor of women’s history month, I’ll be writing a number of posts honoring the female half of my family tree.  Today’s post is part of the Fearless Females blogging prompt series created by Lisa Alzo, The Accidental Genealogist. Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn […]

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 […]

Most Wanted: Mother of Amos Johnson

I’m looking for Amos Johnson‘s mother.  His father was Thomas M. Johnson (I think). Amos was born about 1826 in Forsyth County, Georgia.    He can be found in 1850 in Union County, Georgia, then in 1860 in Gilmer County, Georgia. He and his wife, Betty, are buried in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, in Gilmer […]

Most Wanted: Parents of Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Jones

Betty is my 3x-great-grandmother and I’ve only recently learned that her maiden name was Jones.  I found this on her son’s (James W. Johnson) death certificate (see below).  James was the brother of my 2x-great-grandfather, Reuben Phillip Johnson, which further proves the importance of researching beyond the direct line of descent. Betty was born about […]