I went to the Georgia Archives for the first time yesterday, and while I found lots of good information, one item stands out above the rest, and made the whole trip worthwhile. Here’s the backstory. Harvey D. Ward, my 3rd great-grandfather, fell off the face of the earth after 1870. He was a young man, […]
My Ellis family line starts with Rosa Evelyn, my 2nd great-grandmother. She was born 28 March 1853 in Murray County, Georgia, where she lived almost her whole life. She married Martin LaFayette Roberts on 27 January 1872, in Murray County. They had eight children in 18 years. She died on 25 March 1936, in Murray […]
I recently analyzed the 1850 census enumeration for my 4th great-grandparents, Frederick and Keziah Ward. In 1850, they lived in Gilmer County, Georgia, but they would have been in North Carolina in 1840. I’m hoping that by identifying their neighbors in 1850, I can use that information to confirm their location in 1840, since some […]
My Patterson family line starts with Mary Elizabeth, my great-great grandmother. She was born 7 Feb 1867 in Gilmer County, Georgia, where she lived until after her marriage. She married William E. Whitener in 1883 and they moved to Murray County, Georgia sometime in the next year or two. Between 1904 and 1907, they moved […]
William Everett Whitener was my 2nd-great grandfather. He was the son of Phillip B. Whitener (1833-1865) and Levina J. Searcy (1830-?), both from North Carolina. 1855 – William was born in December, probably in Gilmer County, Georgia, as his parents were married there in 1852. 1860 – William appeared on the census in Gilmer County […]
Births Floyd David Butler was born in 1907 in Quanah, Texas. Deaths Israel Leander Hemphill died in 1862 in the Civil War. Elijah Marion Ellis died in 1865 in Spring Place, Georgia (my 3rd great-grandfather). James Madison Ellis died in 1909 in Roundtop, Georgia. John N. Hemphill died in 1957 in Chatsworth, Georgia.
Births Lydia Lucinda Davis was born in 1867. Deaths James Crawford Miller died in 1921 in Ellijay, Georgia. Margaret Rebecca (Hemphill) Young died in 1923.
Births Nathaniel Cobb was born in 1801 in South Carolina. Nancy A. E. (Marshall) Forrester was born in 1845 in North Carolina. Eliza (Garrett) Mullinax was born in 1867 in Ellijay, Georgia. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations. If you enjoyed this post you might want […]
Births Hannah Garrett was born in 1674 in England. Sarah Garrett was born in 1676 in England. Johannes Rottenhauser was born in 1697. William Henson Patterson was born in 1859 in Gilmer County, Georgia. Luke Hemphill Butler was born in 1916 in Quanah, Texas. Deaths Thomas Young Hemphill McEntire died in 1813 in Old Fort, […]