Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Daniel J. Perdue

Daniel J. Perdue

b Jun 19 1890
d Sep 15 1973

laid to rest at
Minton Chapel Advent Christian Church cemetery
 Johnson County, Georgia

Husband of
Mattie Powell Perdue

son of 
John J. and Lucy Beckom Perdue

Daniel Perdue was the stepson of my great grand aunt.

Mary Elizabeth Tapley
Linda Irene Tapley
My mother
Charles Morgan Tapley
My grandfather
Mattie Schwalls Tapley
My great-grandmother
George W. Schwalls Sr. &
Lincelia E Claxton Schwalls
My 2nd great-grandparents
Linnie Schwalls
Mattie’s sister & my great grand aunt
John J Perdue
Linnie’s husband
Daniel J Perdue
John’s son


Monday, February 25, 2013

Amanuensis Monday: Deed of Sale to Exum Drake

Nash County} At a County Court of [?] quarter Sessions held for the County aforesaid at the Court house in Said County on the Second Monday of August & The Eleventh day of Said Month Anno Domini 1806

Redman Green}
George Baddir}               Esqr

Then the Court adjourned until Tomorrow
10 OClock
Tuesday Morning the Court met according to adjournment

George Baddir}
John Vick}                     Esquires
Saml [?]}

Grand Jury qualified
[list of names]

... 3.  A Deed of Sale from Lewis S. Hatten to Exum Drake proven by the Oath of Richd Drake


Nash County (NC), County Court Minutes, 1804-1815, 2 vols., Microfilm C.069.30002, p. 139-140.

The actual, full-length deed has not been located in Nash County records.

Exum Drake was my 5th great-grandfather.

Mary Elizabeth Tapley
Gilbert Earl Tapley
My father
Nealie Vermell Drake Tapley
My grandmother
William John Drake
My great-grandfather
James William Drake
My 2nd great-grandfather
Francis Bryant Drake
My 3rd great-grandfather
Richard Drake
My 4th great-grandfather
Exum Drake (Sr.)
My 5th great-grandfather

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Joy Schwalls Smith

Provided by Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors 

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Joy Schwalls Smith, age 59, 0f Albany, GA on Monday, February 11, 2013, at the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.

Memorial Services will be held in Albany on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Tony Haefs officiating.  Graveside Services will be held in Swainsboro at Old Cannoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Scott Hudson officiating.

Mrs. Smith was a native of Millen, Ga.; she had lived in Albany since 1984 after moving from Swainsboro, Ga.; she was retired from the Department of Family and Children Services. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her Father, Mr. Rountree Schwalls of Swainsboro.

Survivors include:

Her Husband: Mr. Gregory C. Smith of Albany, Georgia
One Son: Ken S. Smith (Jana) of Americus, Ga.
One Daughter: Amber Albritton of Valdosta, Ga.
Her Mother: Mrs. Lillian W. Schwalls of Swainsboro, Georgia.

Condolences may be submitted on-line at WWW.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com.

Joy Schwalls Smith was my 2nd cousin, 1x removed.  

Mary Elizabeth Tapley
Linda Irene Tapley
My mother
Charles Morgan Tapley
My grandfather
Mattie Schwalls Tapley
My great-grandmother
George W. Schwalls Sr. &
Lincelia E Claxton Schwalls
My 2nd great-grandparents
Charlie Milton Schwalls
Mattie’s brother & my great grand uncle
Rountree Schwalls
Charlie Milton’s son
Joy Schwalls Smith
Rountree’s daughter

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestor Roulette!

From Randy over at Genea-Musings: 

Dear genealogists everywhere, it's Saturday Night!  Time for some Genealogy FUN.  

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

 1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born?  Divide this number by 100 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an "ah
nentafel" - 
your software will create this - use the "Ahnentafel List" option, or similar). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information?

3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number."

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post.

5) NOTE:  If you do not have a person's name for your "roulette number" then "spin" the wheel again - pick a great-grandmother, a grandfather, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, yourself, or even your children!

Here's mine:

 1)  My great-grandfather, James Madison "Jim" Tapley was born in 1847.  Dividing by 100 gives me a roulette number of 18.47, rounded up to 19.

2)  The person in my FTM2012 with Person ID #19 is my uncle, Champ Lusion Tapley.  

3)  Three+ facts about Uncle Champ:

  *  Champ Lusion Tapley was born November 11, 1909 near Bartow, in Johnson County, Georgia.  He lived his entire life in Johnson County.

  * On January 31, 1930, he married Pauline Horton.  Together they raised six children.

  * He died June 17, 1974 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He and two of his brothers all died within one nine month period in 1973-74.

  * Champ is buried at Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery near Kite in Johnson County.

  * This doesn't qualify as a "fact," but my father always said that Uncle Champ was the one who looked the most like their father, Lusion Keman Tapley.   

  * In writing this post, I realized that I do not have one single picture of Uncle Champ!  Cousins... care to help me out with that?

4)  Done!