The Children and Grandchildren of Murray Forbes Taylor

I received a question about the children and grandchildren of Murray Forbes Taylor.  What I was able to find was that Murray Forbes Taylor and his wife, Butler Brayne Thornton had five children, two of whom died in childhood, James Innes Taylor and Sue Innes Taylor.  James was born on July 29, 1876 in Alabama, and died at “Stockdale Ranch” in Bakersfield, California on November 29, 1879.  I could find no birth or death dates for Sue Innes Taylor, simply the information commemorating her existence as the “Beloved Daughter of Murray F. & Butler B. Taylor” in the Union Cemetery in Bakersfield. Continue reading

Cardinal, the Virginia Bird

This morning my sister, Linda Clark, photographed this lovely female Cardinal sitting on a Camellia branch in her yard.  The little beauty1600316_10201360852799170_482572286_n  was taking her turn at dining, while her beau flew here and there, not wanting his picture taken.  Maybe tomorrow he will feel more like posing?

The Parents of Eliza M Royall

Question I received:   My g-g grandfather was Samuel Clopton Shelton of VA.  His father was Abner Clopton Shelton.  His father was Francis L. Royall Shelton who moved to Morgan Co, GA and eventually to Atlanta and is buried here.  I think his mother was Elizabeth M Royall, but I can’t find her married to a Shelton.  She later married John R Bennett and they moved to Morgan Co. and were there in 1880.  I need help connecting them to the right Royalls. Continue reading

Edward Chambers Goode Family

EDWARD CHAMBERS6 GOODE (THOMAS FRANCIS5, THOMAS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, JOHN1)1 was born 01 Mar 1862 in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and died 25 Jun 1933 in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia10,11. He married (1) MARIA BELLE MORTON12,13 Abt. 188614, daughter of WILLIAM MORTON. She was born Mar 1861 in Virginia15,16, and died 22 Jan 1901 in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia17. He married (2) ALICE SOMERVILLE MARROW18 Abt. 1905 in Virginia19, daughter of DRURY MARROW and VIRGINIA JONES. She was born Abt. 1865 in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia20,21,22, and died 18 Oct 1927 in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia23. Continue reading

William James Neblett Family

WILLIAM JAMES6 NEBLETT (STERLING5, STERLING4, FRANCIS3, JAMES2, JOHN1)1 was born 15 Aug 1822 in “Brickland”, Lunenburg County, Virginia2,3,4, and died 13 Jul 1891 in Lunenburg County, Virginia5. He married (1) ANNA ELIZABETH GREEN6 27 May 1846 in Charlotte County, Virginia7. She was born 19 Apr 1825 in Charlotte County, Virginia8,9,10, and died 06 Jan 1887 in Lunenburg County, Virginia. He married (2) JOSEPHINE CARTER11 26 Nov 1890 in Lunenburg County, Virginia12. She was born 29 Nov 1837 in Nottoway County, Virginia13,14,15, and died Aft. 188016. Continue reading