William West Confederate Pension Application

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This is one of 17 pages of William West’s application for an Indigent Pension from the state of Georgia for his service in the Civil War. Questions for Applicant   Transcript [boilerplate is in regular font; written answers are italicized] State of Georgia Murray County } William West of said State and County, desiring to […]

On this date. . .the 28th of June

Births Peter Paul Dellinger was born in 1747 in Oberacker, Baden. James Garrett was born in 1814 in Burke County, North Carolina. Amanda M. (Hemphill) Whiteside was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina. William T. Wofford was born in 1824 in Habersham County, Georgia. Thomas Newton Ellis was born in 1831 in North Carolina. Memphis […]

On this date. . .the 4th of May

Births Ruth Bertha (Hemphill) Whiteside was born in 1794 in Burke County, North Carolina. Joseph M. Tucker was born in 1833. Mary Louise (Burgin) Goforth was born in 1848 in Burke County, North Carolina. Deaths Captain Thomas Hemphill died in 1826 in Morganton, North Carolina (my 4th, 5th, and 6th great-grandfather). Joseph M. Tucker died […]

On this date. . .the 28th of April

Births Adeline Crawford (Burgin) Harris was born in 1826 in Burke County, North Carolina. Cynthia Caroline (Reed) Whitener was born in 1882 in Cannon County, Tennessee. Robert West was born in 1888 in Murray County, Georgia. Marriages Sarah Bane and Thomas Hoopes were married in 1763. Click on any link above to see more information […]

On this date. . .the 19th of April

Births Levi Mote was born in 1753 in Jones Creek, North Carolina. Thomas Atchley was born in 1796 in Sevier County, Tennessee (my 5th great-grandfather). James Alexander Hemphill was born in 1879 in Murray County, Georgia (my great-grandfather). William Taylor Butler was born in 1892 in Georgia. Deaths Jonas Renner died in 1766 in Oberacker. […]

On this date. . .the 5th of April

Births Stephen Lawson was born in 1790 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Mary Ann Ellis was born in 1847 in Gilmer County, Georgia. John V. Fain, Sr. was born in 1910. Deaths Benjamin Burgin died in 1823 in Old Fort, North Carolina (my 6th great-grandfather). Willie Selmer West died in 1986 in Murray County, Georgia.

On this date. . .the 29th of January

Births Reverend William Austin Ellis was born in 1822 in North Carolina. Syble Alice Viola (Roberts) Kilgore was born in 1895 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Rhoda (Cunningham) Alexander died in 1848 in Buncombe County, North Carolina (currently believed to be my 4th great-grandmother). George W. Lytle died in 1858 in McDowell County, North Carolina. […]

Research Plan: Finding marriage record for William West and Leaty Lankford

I promised myself that I would start writing research plans this year, specifically one per month.  Here is my first attempt: Objective: To locate a marriage license or other record of William West’s and Leaty Lankford’s marriage. Proven facts: They were married (as stated on both their death certificates). They had a two-year-old child on […]