Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dr. William Vance Chandler & Family, Baldwin, Habersham County, GA


In this photo:
Dr. William Vance "Will" Chandler, his wife Tallulah Christine "Tina" Jones Chandler and their children William Pinckney "Billy" Chandler and Julia Nelle Chandler.
This picture appears to be taken outside their home on Chandler Street in Baldwin, Habersham County, Georgia around 1920. My grandfather Billy was born in April of 1914 and Julia Nelle was born in October of 1917- she looks to be about 2 years old at the time.
Will Chandler was born in Greenville County, South Carolina in 1867. He is the son of Pinckney Lafayette Chandler and Susan Elliotte Vance Chandler, both from Greenville County. Will attended medical school in Chattanooga, Tennessee and moved to Baldwin, Georgia.
His wife Tina Jones was born in Hall County, Georgia. She is the daughter of William Bartley Jones and Matilda Ann Wiley, both from Hall County. Tina taught school before marrying Dr. Chandler.
Will and Tina had 3 children. Mary Christine died as a toddler. My grandfather, Billy Chandler lived until 1995 and his little sister Julia Nelle Chandler Crane died in 1978. The entire family is buried in the Baldwin Cemetery, Baldwin, Georgia.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday- Lee Edward Ellenburg (1945-2006)






Since I am new to blogging, I just found out about the daily themes for genealogy blogs. I decided to start immediately by adding my daddy's tombstone as my first "Tombstone Tuesday" post.




Lee Edward Ellenburg was born on New Year's Day in Rabun County, Georgia on January 1, 1945. He died on December 8, 2006 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia and is buried in Baldwin Cemetery, Baldwin, Habersham County, Georgia.

Walter Lee Buffington; Co-Founder of Lebanon Church Camp Meetings


Family will erect monument for camp meeting co-founder


http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/archive/21698/






Marriage Certificate for Walter Lee Buffington and Emma E. Lipscomb
Hall County, GA 1879
***After you click on the link, go into the contents section on the left and choose page 308. ***

http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/countyfilm&CISOPTR=81405&REC=2

Will of Milas Thompson- 1889; Rabun County, GA




Rabun County, GA Wills
Book C (1885-1930)

Page 15

Georgia
Rabun County
To W.S. Long, Ordinary said county
the petition of H.C. Blalock shows that Milas Thompson, late of said county departed this life on the 25th day of December 1890 after having made his last will and testament wherein your petitioner is nominated the executor. Your petitioner produces said will in court prays that the same may be admitted to record upon the proof thereof in common form and that letters testamentary issue to him in terms of the law.
H.C. Blalock
Petitioner


Georgia
Rabun County
I, Milas Thompson, of state and county aforesaid being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament.

Item first. I give bequeath and devise to my son George H. Thompson the following property to wit: Part of lot No. 25 x 26 in the first district of Rabun County, and bounded as follows commencing on a whiteoak near the river, thence east to top of mountain, thence the top of mountain on a conditional line north of east to the original line thence the original line next to the river, thence down the river to beginning corner, free from all charge or limitation whatever to his own proper use benefit and behoof.

Item second. I give bequeath and devise to my son Sidney E. Thompson the following property to wit: Part of lot of land No. 25 in the first district Rabun County and state aforesaid containing one hundred acres more or less and bounded as follows. commencing on a whiteoak near the river on east side thence down the river to a small branch and corner over a locus stake, thence up the branch south of east district to conditional line between Thompson and Blalock thence the top of mountain on said conditional line to the high top thence west to beginning corner free from all charge or limitation benefit and behoof

Page 16
Item third. I give bequeath and devise to my son Granvil E. Thompson the following property to wit: Parts of lots of land Nos. 25 & 26 in the first district of County and state aforesaid and containing one hundred acres more or less and bounded as follows: commencing at the river on original line between Milas Thompson and George H. Thompson, thence down the river to first big branch, thence up the branch to a marked beech, just our side of the fence due west to original line east to beginning corner at the river, free from all charge or limitation whatever to his own proper use benefit and behoof.

Item fourth. I give to my sons James W. Thompson and Robert L. Thompson the following property to wit: Parts of lots of land Nos. 25 & 26 in first district of County and state aforesaid and containing four hundred thirty five acres more or less and bounded as follows: commencing at southwest corner of No. 26 thence west to the corner, thence North on original line to conditional line between Thompson and Blalock, thence conditional line to Locus stake where it strikes the portion set off to Sidney E. Thompson as described above, thence north west down the branch to river, thence up the river to the big branch on west side of river, thence up said branch to a marked beech just out side of the fence. Thence due west to original line, thence south to the corner, free from all charge except the said James W. Thompson and Robert L. Thompson are to maintain and take care of me during my natural life, to their own proper use benefit and behoof.

Item fifth. I give to my two daughters Sary E. Nichols and Martha Maryann Blalock to have fifty dollars each, which is to be paid in equal portions by each of the above named boys that is to say George H. Thompson is to pay ten dollars to each of the above named girls, Granvil E. Thompson ten dollars to each of the above named girls, and Sidney E. Thompson ten dollars to each of the above named girls and James W. Thompson, Robert L. Thompson each to pay to each of the above named girls ten dollars each when the said James W. and Robert L. Thompson reach their majority.

Page 17
Item sixth. I hereby constitute and appoint my friend Howell C. Blalock Executor of this my last will and testament
This first day of January 1889.
Milas Thompson

Signed declared and published by Milas Thompson in the presence of the subscribers who subscribe our names here in the presence of each other, he signing in our presence, and we signing in his presence.
G.W. Holder
Cicero Blalock
Howel C. Blalock
NP & JP

Georgia
Rabun County
I, Cicero Blalock, do swear that I as well as G.W. Holden, and Howel C. Blalock saw the within named Milas Thompson sign and publish the within paper as his last will and testament that I subscribed the same as a witness thereto at the special __ and request of the said Milas Thompson and in his presence as did also G.W. Holden and Howel C. Blalock; that the said Milas Thompson signed the same freely and voluntarily and was at the time of such signing of sound and disposed mind and memory.
Cicero Blalock
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 16th day of Nov. 1891.
W.S. Lang,
Ordinary

Upon the foregoing affidavit of Cicero Blalock, one of the subscribing witnesses to the within will Milas Thompson, deceased, it is ordered by the court that said will be admitted to record as satisfactorily proven in common form; and it is further ordered that letters testamentary issue to H.C. Blalock the executor named in said will upon his taking and subscribing the oath? required by law. This Dec. 7th 1891.


W.S. Lang,
Ordinary


***Transcriber’s note- No spelling corrections have been made.