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  • I need information about Amanda Epps. She showed up August 3, 1845 in the registry of Cane Creek Christian Church of Marshall County TN.

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  • Researching Crayton’s, Creighton’s, Craton’s

    Looking for these names in Moulton, Lawrence Co, Alabama

    They possibly could have been in several towns in Mississippi.

    Itawamba, Tishomingo, Mississippi


    Elizabeth Crayton

    Thomas Crayton

    James Crayton

    James W. Crayton

    Catharine Craton

    James Craton

    Margaret, Wife of James, Craton



    Water Crayton married Lethie Swoope  January 9, 1910

    Mat Crayton married Vivian Lipscomb March 25, 1917

    Richard Crayton married Julia Ann Byrd December 24, 1922 we also have it December 15, 1922

    Charlie Crayton married Minnie Owen  December 26, 1927

    Kellie Crayton married May Maggie Lean Goodlow May 31, 1942

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  • Fitzpatrick Marriages

    Madison County Georgia


    Thomas Fitzpatrick  married Lettice Millican   19 October 1831

    Mary Fitzpatrick married William Cleghorn 20 December  1837

    Gilford (Guilford) Fitzpatrick married Katharine (Catherine) Shinn 24 May 1842

    Sarah Fitzpatrick married Abnor B. Perry  30 July 1846


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  • I have been going through 30 years of genealogy in numerous boxes trying to organize to list here along with Ancestry. I have been a member of Ancestry for over 30 years.

    I found several pages titled  “Joseph Habersham  Historical Collections.”

    Written on the bottom of page 476 was “Historical Collections of the Joseph Habersham Chapter D.A.R.  Vol II  1902

    Page 477

    Hon. Herbert Fielder, a prominent member of the bar for over thirty years, of Americus, was grandson of Joseph Heard and a son of Obadiah M.B. Fielder and Catherine Heard.

    Also, the following is a transcript from a record of the Fitzpatrick (my wife’s) family: “The Fitzpatrick who came to Virginia from Ireland about 1710 had three sone, Thomas, William and Joseph, besides daughters. His son Joseph was born 1720. Migrated to Georgia and settled in Greene county. He died at the age of 52 years. His wife, Martha (Martha Napier), died at the age of 106 years. His sons were five, Benjamin, Joseph, William, Booth, Rene. Daughters three. One married Joseph Heard, one Thomas Heard and one Robert Wright:

    The Martha Napier spoken of in the Fitzpatrick transcript was the grandmother of Joseph Heard, of Morgan County, an account of whom I have given above.

    R.J. Massey

    Page 577

    Joseph Heard, who married a Miss Fitzpatrick, was, I believe, a son of Charles Heard. Charles Heard was the uncle of Captain Thomas Heard; therefore, these brothers-in-law were first cousins.

    Page 452

    Mary Heard(daughter of Jessee and Judith) married a Mr. Grier adn died in Alabama, near the Alabama River. She left children , sons and daughters, and their uncle carried them to Mecklenburg County, N.C.  Robert Grier, her youngest son, married a Miss Fitzpatrick and moved to Texas, where he died. He was a handsome and educated man.

    Page 454

    Thomas Heard (son of Stephen and Mary) born in 1742 in Virginia; Captain in the Revolutionary Virginia State Troops; married Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, who was born in Virginia 1750. They lived in Virginia until 1784 when they removed to Greene County, G. Their children: Catherine, Abram, Mary, Elizabeth, Sally, Woodson, George and Falkner.

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  • Lilly Family plot in the “New” Section of Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA. It is not listed in the grave registery who is buried here but the stone indicates, Edward Lilly, his wife Sarah, and others who formerly were buried in a family graveyard behind the family home in the Five Points Area of Athens, GA .When the property was sold the bodies were moved to Oconee Hill, around 1890-1900.

    Edward Lilly Grave, Oconee Hill Ga


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  • The Lumpkin House still stands on the University of Georgia Campus.  Governor Lumpkin erected a home that expressed his inward idea of life.

    The Atlanta Journal, Sunday magazine, May 20, 1934 had a very good article about the Lumpkin House and Governor Wilson Lumpkin. The daughter of Governor Lumpkin, Martha Lumpkin Compton, was owner of the house after Governor Lumpkin passed away. Atlanta at that time was called Terminus and where the house was located was Marthasville. It kept this title until the growing city adopted a new name – Atlanta.

    Governor Lumpkin had several workers and skilled artisans. One was my Gr Gr Gr Grandfather Edward Lilly, of Ireland who was the stonemason.


    Lumpkin House

    You can read more about this house here at this link

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    Lists in one household:

    Edward Lilly (stonemason, born in Ireland)  47 year old

    Sarah Ann   Wife   46 year old

    John      18 year old

    Mariah  15 year old

    Thomas  14 year old

    James  13 year old

    Minerva  12 year old

    Robert  9 year old

    $1000 Value in real estate, and $225.00 in personal property.


    Lists in one household:

    Edward Lilly     55 year old

    Sarah                  52 year od

    John                   27 year old (listed as stonemason)

    Maria                 25 year old

    Minerva            20 year old

    Robert              18 year old (also listed as stonemason)

    $4000 in realestate and $1500 in personal property



    Lists in one household:

    Edward Lilly       65 years old (stonemason)

    Sarah A                62 years old (keeping house)

    Mariah                 36 years old (at home)

    Minerva               31 years old (at home)


    John Lilly    38 year old (stonemason)

    Charity E.    36 year old (keeping house)

    Albert W.     11 year old ( in school)

    Sarah M.       6 year old

    Smith H.       3 year old

    Singleton      1 year old


    Thomas Lilly   35 year old (brick mason)

    Lizzie     30 year old (keeping house)

    Zotta or Zetta 9 year old  (in school)

    Geneva  3 year old         ( note  this was my Gr Grandmother who married Authur Eugene Fitzpatrick)


    Robert Lilly   28 year old (stonemason)

    Virginia  19 year old (keeping house)

    Frederick A (died during the census)





    In one household

    John Lilly  57  year old (stonemason- out of work 6 months)

    Charity    55 year old

    Married 33 years with 7 children 6 living

    Both read and write English

    Living in a rented house- 329 Washington Street, Athens, GA


    Athens Georgia City Directory 1900

    In the residence at 329 Washington Street

    John Lilly – Stonemason

    Cora Lilly- Teacher

    John, Jr.-News carrier for Athens Banner

    Shingleton- News carrier for Athens Banner

    Smith H- Stonemason

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  • After a bazillion years of researching I finally found my Great Great Grandparents on my fathers side. Thomas Cowan and Catherine McKelvey Cowan of Pennsylvania.

    I found another article with them in the article.

    It listed him as Thomas Cohen and Catharine McKelsey of Upland, Delaware Co, PA.    It came from North America, Family Histories, 1600-2000   Hannun Family, The Genealogy of Hannum Family descended from John and Margery Hannum Settlers of Chester PA.  North American, Family Histories 1500-2000 page 464.



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