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Come out, come out wherever you are! The hunt for Ancestor #4: Georgia Eva Baxter’s parents. 52 Ancestors.
There was a lot of sadness in Eva Georgia “Georgie” Baxter Payne’s 47 years. Her mother died when she was 4. Georgie died 5 years after her husband when she was 47 leaving behind 8 children, the youngest who was 8. And she had a really inconvenient birthday. The 1880 census recorded everyone who was […]
When we looked at Jennie Elizabeth Payne in the 1930 census, we were left with the question, why was Jennie, 22, was living on a farm in Crowder Mountain, North Carolina with 4 brothers and 3 sisters? The oldest brother, Floyd, owned the farm which appeared to be family run. 1 The story we find […]
Census records are great for giving us birth events, names and relationships (stated or presumed) and depending on the year other various event and identity information. But I do believe that every census tells a story, with the questions it begs us to ask. My grandmother was Jennie Elizabeth Payne and she was born in […]