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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Kendrick, Hemphill, Butler, Ward, Roberts, Johnson, Ellis, Whitener, Garrett, Stroud, Langston, West, Burgin, Brookshire, Lawson, Tucker, Searcy, Quarles, McEntire, and so many more.
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Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Scotland, Germany
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Intermediate Family History Researcher
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Some of Burke County’s Old Sheriffs

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 6:30am 0 Comments

This story includes excerpts referring to several of my relatives. It is part of a series of Biographical Sketches from Burke County, North Carolina that were written by by Col Thomas George Walton (1815-1905) and were first

published in the old Morganton Herald in 1894.

“PETER MULL [7x great-uncle] was elected Sheriff in 1790.”



Murray County Library – 10 Books

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 6:30am 0 Comments

10 genealogy books at the Murray County Library that I want to review:

  • Murray County, Georgia marriages : 1907-1941
  • Teague, Gene E., Pickens County, Georgia cemetery records
  • Georgia cemetery records
  • 1851 census of Cherokees East of the Mississippi : Murray County, Georgia
  • Gilmer County Georgia Heritage :…

Hemphills in 1808

Posted on August 6, 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Two hundred years ago, my Hemphill relatives were all in the Burke/Buncombe county area in North Carolina.

Captain Thomas Hemphill (1746-1826), my 5x (twice) and 6x great-grandfather, lived in Burke County, North Carolina in 1810. On April 4, 1808, he entered a grant for 300 acres lying on both sides of the French Broad river in Buncombe . . . → : …


Anna (Keller) Albright Headstone

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

Anna Maria (Keller) Albright is buried in the Old Brick Church Cemetery in Alamance (formerly Guilford) County, North Carolina. I read only a few words of German, so I’m taking the data from the inscription on faith. Anna was born 11 Nov 1733, possibly in Pennsylvania or Switzerland. She died 10 Jun 1803.…


Native American Background?

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

My grandmother’s grandmother was Mary (Patterson) Whitener. Family legend has it that she was at least part Cherokee. Mary was born in Ellijay, Georgia in 1869 and married William Whitener there in 1883. They lived in Murray County, Georgia in 1900. Sometime between 1904 and 1907, they moved to Oklahoma. According to my grandmother, they moved . . . → : CONTINUE…


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At 8:49pm on February 27, 2010, Julie White said…
Hi Tonia!
At 8:24am on August 24, 2009, Sherry Hightower said…
Your invited:

At 6:50pm on July 26, 2009, patsy adkins said…
I maybe help yu with the DAR
At 7:28pm on July 22, 2009, Mary Preston said…
If you need any help and I can help please don't hesitate to email me.
At 11:37am on July 22, 2009, Mary Preston said…
Hi Tonia I am Sherry Hightowers cousin. To answer your question on the West family ours came to Virginia from England in the 1600's. They are a direct line to Sherry and I.
At 4:23am on July 19, 2009, Wendy Archer said…
Tonia -

Aplogies if you already are aware o this - but there's a KENDRICK one-name study at the Guild of One-Name Studies -
At 12:30pm on July 18, 2009, Sherry Hightower said…
From reading your surnames, I see we have Langston, West & Lawson in common. Langston is not a direct line for me.
At 12:51pm on July 16, 2009, CHASTITY said…
Welcome, Tonia!


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