Burke’s Garden Historical Marker

Burke's Garden Historical Marker

Burke’s Garden “Known for its fertility and great natural beauty, the bowl-shaped Burke’s Garden is the highest valley in Virginia.  James Burke discovered it during the 1740s while hunting and settled here about 1754. After four years Burke and his family moved to North Carolina, where he died in 1783. The threat of Indian attack […]

Library of Virginia – Monday Finds

Lib-VA

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 […]

On this date. . .the 20th of May

Births George Debord was born in 1728 in North Farnham Parish, Virginia (my 6th great-grandfather). Deaths Francis Lucille (Kendrick) Harris died in 2004 in Chatsworth, Georgia. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations. Did you enjoy this post? Subscribe today to get new posts sent to your […]

On this date. . .the 18th of February

Births Tamer Debord was born in 1729 in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Deaths John Wilfong Whitener, Jr. died in 1876 in Morgan County, Indiana. Martha (Debord) Hill died in 1885 in Mountaintown, Georgia. William Henry Langston died in 1920 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. William LaFayette Roberts died in in 1954 in Whitfield County, Georgia. James Buford Roberts […]

On this date. . .the 9th of October

Births George Heinrich Weidner was born in 1717 in Germany (my 6th great-grandfather). John Christian Albrecht was born in 1726 in Germany. Babel Moore was born in 1795 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Deaths Anna (Whitener) Wilkie died in 1880 in Catawba County, North Carolina. Marriages Mary Burk and Joseph (possibly James) Morphew were married […]

Surname Saturday: Roberts

Roberts genealogy

My Roberts family line starts with my great-grandmother: Nancy Alice Roberts was born January 9, 1877 in Murray County, Georgia.  She married James Alexander Hemphill on Christmas Day in 1897.  They had nine children between 1898 and 1916.  Alice was a charter member of the Chatsworth chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Three […]