Category Archive: General Interest

Apr 25

The End

During the past twenty-five years or so I did extensive historical research on Georgia families having either European or Cherokee (or both) heritage. As we continue on our journey through life, at some point out energies and interests change. With that being said it is time for me to retire as a professional genealogist on June 31, 2015. …

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Oct 23

John Ross House, Rossville, Georgia

Cherokee Rose, July 8, 2013

According to a dendrochronlogy study conducted for the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association by Dr. DeWeese, the John Ross House in Rossville, Georgia was in all likelihood constructed in 1816. A stop at the home on Monday, July 8th, was part of the field trip of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Preservation Workshop. The house has …

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Oct 02

Dahlonega Gold Museum


With the furlough and shut down of National Parks, perhaps more people will take the opportunity to visit state run museums and Parks. The old courthouse, constructed in 1836, on the square in Dahlonega (Lumpkin County) is a state historic site housing the Dahlonega Gold Museum. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm …

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Aug 01

The 8th Regiment Band, Georgia Volunteer Infantry

The Eighth Regiment Band.

History is brought to life by the present day volunteer musicians who make up The 8th Regiment Band, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. 1st Lt. John Carruth, conductor of the Rome Symphony Orchestra, was instrumental in the formation of “The 8th” in 1986. Allegedly, “The 8th” was the largest Georgia band and was the first to go …

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Jul 02

Some Early Burials At Talona (Gilmer Co., Ga.)

Tombstone of Cornelius Goble

Talona Baptist Church is located near the Gilmer and Pickens County boundary in Whitestone, Georgia (off of Ga. State Route 515)  The Ray family donated the land for the church which was established about 1865. Some of the earlest burials with headstones still standing in 2002 were: Goble, Cornelius, b. 1768, d. 1858 Goble, Sarah …

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Apr 12

Deed of Gift from James Hughes to His Daughter


While working with Record Group 75 (Bureau of Indian Affairs), Entry 222 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. I came across a deed of gift from James Hughes to his daughter Sarah. RG75, Entry 222 is described in PI-163 thusly: “This series includes correspondence, property valuations, certificates of valuations, property returns, receipts for payments, petitions, …

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Mar 13

Tombstone Tuesday: Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery


This headstone erected in the memory of Ewin is located in the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery at the intersection of Ga.State Highway 108 and Bethany Road near the Cherokee County line in southeastern Pickens County. The primitive carving on the head stone indicates that Erwin was born the 11 day of October 1814 and died on the 11the day of October 1851.

Oct 19

Wordless Wednesday: Chief Vann House


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Oct 07

Family Recipe Friday: No. Ga. JAY Food, Part 4

The following come of Joe Bailey’s manuscript, North Georgia JAY Food? It’s Growing, Harvesting, Preparation and Other Interesting Stuff with his permission. HOG KILLIN TIME – FRESH PORK SAUSAGE, TENDERLOIN, SHOULDERS, LIVER PUDDIN (MUSH), SOUSE (PRESS) MEAT, BRAINS AND SALT CURED COUNTRY HAM.  All this good stuff starts off with a 300 lb. hog that lives in …

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Sep 23

Family Recipe Friday: No. Ga. JAY Food, Part 2

The following come of Joe Bailey’s manuscript, North Georgia JAY Food? It’s Growing, Harvesting, Preparation and Other Interesting Stuff with his permission. The first food that comes to my mind is “Mamma’s” FRIED POTATOES AND ONIONS. I have had this dish many times, cooked in a black iron skillet on a wood stove, in Dawson County, GA …

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