Twice-Told Tuesday: Murray County in the Service

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“William D. Kendrick, S 1/c, USNR, son of Adolph C. Kendrick, of Chatsworth, has returned to the States from Tokyo Bay on the Battleship, USS Wisconsin for the 45,000-ton ship’s participation in the observance of Navy Day on October 27. The Wisconsin figured prominently in action during the final eight months of the war, supporting […]

Alice Roberts Hemphill Timeline

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My great-grandmother, Nancy Alice Roberts Hemphill, was born in 1877 and lived to be 88 years old.  Here follows a timeline of her life. 1877 – Alice was born on January 9th in Murray County, Georgia, the third child and oldest daughter of Martin LaFayette Roberts and Rosa E. Ellis. 1880 – Three-year-old Alice lived […]

Surname Saturday: Hemphill, part 1

Hemphill is the most common surname in my genealogy database for good reason.  I descend from Hemphills on both sides of my family and through multiple lines with all lines leading to the same common ancestor.  Today, I’m going to work my way backward through Hemphill ancestors (using Ahnentafel numbers) to the first common ancestor, […]

Newspaper Articles Add Color and Depth to Genealogy Research

I have a cousin who often sends me copies of newspaper articles that she has found referencing our common line (the Hemphills).  These articles have included obituaries, marriage announcements, and my favorite -Social News – which includes stories of birthday parties, Easter egg hunts, and family reunions.  Through these articles, I’ve learned the details of […]

What’s New – 7/29/09

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New Photos Dave Butler at home on Rock Creek Rosa (Ellis) Roberts, Alice Roberts, Mary Pendley Hemphill Women New Census Records William Henson Patterson household: 1880, 1900, 1920 New Documents Newspaper clipping about great-aunts attending Lucy Hill Institute Newspaper clipping about 1951 Hemphill reunion Newspaper clipping referring to the Hemphill boys in the service (WWII) […]

Hemphill – Research Resources and Links

Hemphill is one of the most common surnames in my database, as I descend through several lines.  I’ve put together a list of the resources I have found most helpful in researching this surname.  My Hemphills settled in North Carolina and then came to Georgia, so the bulk of my research (so far) is confined […]