Last week I visited the Daughters of the American Revolution genealogy library here in Washington, DC, and hit the motherlode. My focus for the afternoon was to find all the Bembry references I could locate in the North Carolina counties that I knew were associated with the family. So, I went through all the indexes for … Continue reading Bembry Blitz Pays Off: Thomas Bembry’s Wife Now Has a Name!
Thomas Bembry almost certainly had two wives. The second wife was Mary, last name probably Savage. He married her before 1850, probably in Pulaski County, GA, and her presumed father (or another relative), Charles Savage, is living with the couple on the 1850 census. Many online trees list Martha "Patsy" Dickens as Thomas Bembry's first … Continue reading The Mystery Wives of Thomas Bembry
My family's oral tradition has always been that my great grandparents were cousins, both descending from Butlers. Lately, I've been trying to figure out just how they connect. And have succeeded only in narrowing things down a bit! Here are some notes, for my own reference and to share. My great-grandfather, Carzy Clifford Cole, was … Continue reading Those Dang Butlers