Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 1

Burke County Original Wills, Thomas Hemphill (c1824); box no. C.R. 016.801.1, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

Captain Thomas Hemphill is the ancestor who really got me interested in genealogy, but I’ve had his will sitting in my inbox ever since it arrived in the mail from the North Carolina State Archives in 2009.  Yes, almost three years.  Why has it been languishing, you ask? Well, it’s not just a will – […]

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 20th of June

Deaths Amanda M. (Hemphill) Whiteside died in 1874 in Mart, Texas. Marriages Charlsie Herline Roberts and Benjamin Wiley Swann were married in 1943 in Murray County, Georgia. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations.

On this date. . .the 10th of June

Births James Hardy Whiteside was born in 1818 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Joel Nabors was born in 1822 in North Carolina. Deaths Johannes Renner died in 1733. Anna Maria (Keller) Albright died in 1803 in Guilford, North Carolina (my 7th great-grandmother). Thomas Rudd died in 1807. Sheriff Johannes Peter Mull died in 1814 in […]

On this date. . .the 26th of May

Births Catren Garrett was born in 1646 in England. Deaths Elijah Monteville Roberts, Jr. died in 1925 in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Lula Maude Butler died in 1980 in Murray County, Georgia. Marriages Catherine Elmira Lynch and Thomas Hemphill Washington Whiteside were married in 1840 in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

On this date. . .the 16th of May

Births Michael Dellinger was born in 1761. James Leach McEntire was born in 1856 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths William Davidson died in 1814 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Margaret (Hemphill) Dysart Hemphill died in 1862 in Old Fort, North Carolina (my 3rd great-grandmother). Mary Ann Eliza (Whiteside) Williams died in 1879 in Calhoun County, Alabama. […]

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 17th of April

Births Nannie Mayme (Roberts) Greeson was born in 1890 in Georgia. Deaths Moses Whiteside died in 1864 in Cross Plains, Alabama. Thomas Lytle died in 1883 in Crooked Creek, North Carolina (my 4th great-grandfather). Marriages Hannah Sigmon and John Wilfong were married in 1787 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

On this date. . .the 10th of April

Births Elizabeth A. (Alexander) McEntire was born in 1806 in Buncombe County, North Carolina (my 3rd great-grandmother). Samuel Houston Kendrick was born in 1892 in Georgia. Coy Johnson was born in 1920. Deaths John Pattillo died in 1798 in Burke County, North Carolina. Malinda (Patterson) Ritland died in 1894. Marriages Thomas M. Roden and Nancy […]

On this date. . .the 1st of April

Births James Brookshire was born in 1690 in Somerset County, Maryland (currently believed to be my 7th great-grandfather). Thomas Hemphill was born in 1807 in North Carolina. Deaths Samuel Garrett died in 1743. James Garrett died in 1886 in Benton County, Arkansas. Marriages Joel Nabors and Sarah Jane Whiteside were married in 1845 in Calhoun […]