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This amusing anecdote refers to my five-times great-grandmother, Elizabeth (Patton) Hemphill. 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.

“The HEMPHILLs of Silver Creek and Old Fort emigrated from the North . . . → : CONTINUE READING

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Comment by Tonia Kendrick on July 30, 2010 at 7:21pm
Thanks, I love this story! : )
Comment by William Douglas on July 30, 2010 at 6:50am
Nice story!

That is the sort of thing that brings genealogy alive. Or is it family history?

William Douglas
www.douglashistory.co.uk

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