Wednesday, November 12, 2014


The State of Georgia has many historical landmarks and beautiful sites to explore. The links below are just a few of the numerous resources available online.

Another wonderful resource-

Sunday, October 12, 2014


At a Church nearly as old as the country itself, members of the Burkhalter Chapter, William Marsh Chapter and Sequoyah Chapter NSDAR gathered to honor and remember DAR Patriot Joel Walker 
and his family.
The original 1787 Williams Creek Church was built next to the creek on lower ground
with the cemetery. 
Click here to read
This stone marker was placed in loving memory of:
 Joel Walker (1756-1800) DAR Patriot,
his wife- Holly Berry Persons Walker (1765-1846)
their daughter- Cynthia Walker Brown
and Holly's Mother- Prudence Jones Person Bass
All buried in the original cemetery by the creek.
Members of the William Marsh Chapter NSDAR.
Athen's Bagpiper David Gregory played
throughout the service.
Presentation of Flags.
Opening Prayer by OB McCorkle,
NSDAR State of Georgia Chaplain
The Biography of the Ancestral Journey was given by Reba Phillips Welch,
Historian of the William Marsh Chapter NSDAR.
A brief Biography of our common 
Great Grandmother,
Prudence Jones Person Bass (1740-1798). 
"Standing on the Promises of God,"
Laying of the Wreaths, 
Salute to the Stone
and "Amazing Grace" was played.
then the Retirement of the Flags.
You don't choose your Family,
They are God's gift to you!
You live as long as you are remembered! 

Friday, June 27, 2014


Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1634-1951


Images from original records at the Circuit Court in Isle of Wight, Virginia. Records include marriages, guardianships, military lists, court orders, dockets, bonds, fees, and judgments. This collection is being published as images become available.

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Citing this Collection

"Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1634-1951." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2014.
VIRGINIA - on line search-,_Virginia
VA - John Person - 
376 23 Nov 1688 SY D&WBk 4 p9 John Parsons Jr of Isle of W 290a in lower parish and bounded by a Patent dated 23 April 1
     506  24 Jul 1752    VPB 31 p158-1 John Parsons                  1421a on SW side of johnsehawken Swamp in SYCo.
     504  5 Jun 1736     VPB 17 p111-1 John Parsons                  1375a SYCo. on N side Main Black Water Swamp
     374  20 Apr 1684    VPB 7 p374    John Parsons Junr             290a on the heads of thee Blackwater branches in the lower p.
     378  20 Apr 1684    VPB 7 p376    John Parsons Junr             740a on SW side of Johnchecohunk Swamp in SYCo.
Person, John – 1745 Land and property records -
American Indian deeds vol. 1, 1743-1749 – image 3 of 12

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Rev. Anthonius Jacobus/Anthony Jacob Henckel 
was baptised on December 27th, 1668. 
In 1717, he brought his entire family to America; bought a farm at New Hanover and served several Lutheran congregations of the area as well as the congregation in Germantown. 
It is believed that he was the first pastor of the congregation here in Germantown.  
He died in the home of one of the members on August 12, 1728 after falling from his horse while traveling between Germantown and his home at New Hanover. 
I was not able to find this marker and this is the only photo in this blog post that was not taken by me.
His wife, Maria Elizabeth Dentzer Henckel was buried in 1744 and is one of the oldest legible stone marker in the church cemetery. 
I happened to catch two church members 
in the church and they allowed us to view 
the inside for a quick few minutes. 
The inside photos were rushed and fuzzy.
This plaque is on the left side of the alter 
in the main church - 
In Memory of 
Founder and First Pastor of
St. Michael's Church
and of 
His wife,
Whose Bodies repose in the 
Adjoining Church Yard.
Sprung from a Distinguished and God
Serving Ancestry, they emigrated from
Germany into Pennsylvania in the year 
1717, Became in their turn Progenitors 
Of a Stalwart race, which settled over 
a wide area of our country and gave to 
the State  many useful Citizens and to 
the Church, Theologians, Pastors and
Missionaries of Unswerving Faith
and Rare Ability.
Their Descendants
Have Erected this Memorial
A. D. 1917

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Monday, March 17, 2014


I have the original green Harbin book by Glenn Harbin - compiled in 1994. Click on the above title to view the Harbin book.

TitleThe family of James Harbin, 1802-1875
AuthorHarbin, Glenn
DescriptionJames Harbin was born March 6, 1802 in North Carolina. His parents were probably the son of William Harbin (ca. 1764) of Georgetown, Montgomery County, Maryland, and Lucinda Cummings. James married Mary McDonald about 1822 in Alexander County, North Carolina. She was born about 1804 in North Carolina to Alexander McDonald, Sr., and Margaret Campbell. James and Mary and eight children. Allied surnames of descendants include: Agles, Ashbaugh, Barnes, Behen, Bough, Carrico, Dickey, Goodman, Hinkle, Mattox, McKim, Sisson, etc. Descendants live in Indiana, Kansas, California and elsewhere.
Physical Descriptionv, 138 p.
Patron Usage Instructions
Copyright Status/OwnerRefer to document for copyright information
Access RightsPublic
System RequirementsInternet Connectivity. Worldwide Web browser. Adobe Acrobat reader.
Title Number734504
SubjectHarbin family; Agles family; Alsop family; Ashbaugh family; Bough family; Brazell family; Carrico family; Goodman family; Harnes family; Hinkle family; Houldson family; Mattox family; McKim family; Miller family; Minton family; Phillips family; Rose family; Sisson family; Stevens family; Tweedy family;
CollectionFamily History Archive
Metadata Entrycodepending, XML_PD_Latin1 A-F
Publisher Digital is:FamilySearch International
File Size is:46204
Page Count is:145
Family History Call Number929.273 H213ha
Owning InstitutionFamily History Library, FamilySearch International;
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