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Abundant Genealogy – wk 5

Prompt:  Sometimes the challenges in life provide the best learning experiences.  Can you find an example of this in your own family tree?  Which brick wall ancestor are you most thankful for, and how did that person shape your family history experience? While I would not say that I am “thankful” for this brickwall, I do have a very challenging direct ancestor.  James Briley born circa 1800 and died before 1845.  His land was auctioned off by the sheriff.  He has been the hardest ancestor to trace and I have been piecing together his life little by very little for at least 20 years.  My first introduction to James was as a name on the marriage record of his son, Marcellus.  So I started to look for him, and look some … Read entire article »

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Mapping Monday – William Brierly to William Brierley, son

  Here is the crux of my Briley/Brierly problem… Just how many William Brierly’s in a row am I related too?  I am thinking 3, and upon further inspection, seem to find evidence supporting it.  I only just realized that William Brierly, the father in this deed, has a different mark than his son.  In this case, they do not use an X (like so many other of my ancestors).  The older William uses a stylized W and the younger one flips it over.  I have not really started the cataloging of these deeds.  It is one of my long term projects to get started on sometime this spring when our renovation is finished. Here is my transcription of the deed (I tried not to edit it too much): Pitt County, NC Deed Book … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 goals, Ancestor, Deeds

John Shaven Briley (1884-1944) of Martin and Pitt Counties, NC

John Shaven Briley was born June 1, 1884 in Martin County, NC.  His father was John W. Briley (Pitt County, NC) and his mother was Brittianna A. Meeks (Pitt County, NC).  He moved between Martin and Pitt County more than a few times in his life. He married first Flossie Hammond on September 9, 1905 at the age of 21.  Then, at the age of 23, on January 10, 1908 he married Allie Gertrude Bullock.  I have not focused on Flossie, and have not run across any other records of her, so I am not sure what happened.  My great grandmother was Allie, so I tended to focus on her. Together, John S. Briley and his wife, Allie G. Bullock Briley had 10 children. John S. Briley died on March 27, 1944, in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ancestor, NC, Pitt County