2011-01-26 LunchBunch Wednesday
3rdthawkins: hey daviss
daviss: hello 3rd!
3rdthawkins: how's it going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
daviss: going as well as could be expected I guess. What about you?
3rdthawkins: going very well, connected with a cousin, looking forward to great things this year
daviss: thats good. I am hoping for a good year also If not Genealogy wise, health wise will do
3rdthawkins: I learned the lady in the photo that my grandparents' cousin sent me was my great great grandmother, this cousin I just connected with had the same photo of her, it was great. She also had a much younger photo of her also, very nice hey vkn
daviss: hello there vkn. How are you?
vkn: Hey to u 2
Seventies Soulchild: hey y'all
3rdthawkins: hello Seventies
daviss: I imagine you were thrilled to hear that 3rd and to have the picture heyy seventies!
Seventies Soulchild: heeyyyy daviss! :}
3rdthawkins: yes, was nice
daviss: Seventies did you pour into your packet any more/ ?
Seventies Soulchild: yes... I brought it to work this AM to examine it further during lunch. My next step will be to order DCs for the sons
daviss: Did either of you make it to chat last night?
3rdthawkins: yes daviss
Seventies Soulchild: no... was watching the pres and my tv show.
3rdthawkins: wb vkn
daviss: great insight seventies. How many sons were there?
Seventies Soulchild: three.
vkn: Please consider helping with this project
daviss: I saw Davids response this morning vkn
vkn: That will be the exit URL for today
Seventies Soulchild: I hope not. :}
daviss: good deal
vkn: Also will need peeps to test 1st chat room Thursday evening at 9 It is a moderated room
daviss: I will try and be there vkn
3rdthawkins: oops, closed out one too many tabs
vkn: Runnin ~~~~~~~~
Seventies Soulchild: ok so now, I have a few names to work with daviss. Galimore, Galaway and Wade.
daviss: Wade is a new one
Seventies Soulchild: yes was the maiden name of Phoebe Galmore.
3rdthawkins: Galaway could be tough, because you also have Galloway, etc.
Seventies Soulchild: Also going to see if I can order her bounty claim
daviss: that would really be nice
Seventies Soulchild: In the notes it also mentioned that they were married in 1856 and the certificate was a notorized marriage certificate. Maybe I can find that in Freedman's records.
daviss: and this was MS
Seventies Soulchild: Interestingly, it was said to have been lost in a fire. . . there goes that fire story again. Yes in Mississippi
Seventies Soulchild: Maybe I can find a copy of the info missing from this file in the bounty file. Don't know if they were FPOCs daviss.
daviss: I keep forgetting that Texas was jerk
Seventies Soulchild: So far the sons are Canada (candy), William (Billy) and James Galimore.
daviss: what month was the marriage
Seventies Soulchild: didn't say.
3rdthawkins: that's cool stuff SS, you're always getting interesting info
Seventies Soulchild: As per our discussion yesterday, James is my grandfather, but he is nicknamed Candy for his grandfather. I thought that was cool.
3rdthawkins: hey Selma
daviss: yes it is cool
Seventies Soulchild: Hello Selma :}
Selma: Afternoon everyone
daviss: seventies when did Ms hear the news that the war was over?
Seventies Soulchild: Thanks 3rd
daviss: hello Selma!
Seventies Soulchild: I don't know but I do know that there were a lot of USCT troops and Vols in the state. From about 1863 forward I also found out that the 5h USCT Hv'y art became the 9th LA Vols
daviss: right.. just trying to figure out about the marriage lic being notarized
Selma: Learning alot of Civil War history aren't you seventies
Seventies Soulchild: yes more than I expected.
daviss: like I was saying everone knew but Texas lol
Seventies Soulchild: lol well they have the biggest celebrations. Maybe it had something to do with it perhaps being a 'slave marriage' and they went to validate it after the war. Or it could've been something that was signed off on later.
daviss: I don't know how many folks rushed to the Freedmans Bureau to get married either
Seventies Soulchild: Well I do know that Phoebe was dead by 1905, as it was indicated in the statements.
Selma: It could be it depended on where the offices were daviss
AYWalton: good afternoon, all.
3rdthawkins: hello AYWalton
Seventies Soulchild: hi AYWalton
AYWalton: hi 3rd
Selma: Afternoon AY
daviss: hello AYWalton
AYWalton: greetings, daviss, Ms. Selma, SoulChile!
Seventies Soulchild: So there is no D.C. on her. those extra records I'm going to post them on genealogywise. I looked over them and they are all for caucasian people.
daviss: Harrison County had one but only a couple marriages from what I saw
Selma: There is a reference to a Minister in hampton performing "100's of Marriages" but I only see about 10-15 recroded
Seventies Soulchild: that is strange. Maybe they are at the county level.
Selma: So not sure if they were performed and the couples were given certificates but no complete lists were kept or what
Seventies Soulchild: good point
daviss: Is the Bureau located in your area of research seventies
Selma: Or since this was under Freedmen's Bureau the lists got lost
daviss: perhaps you can get that roll
Seventies Soulchild: Yes there was one in Natchez, daviss But remember I was telling you that I found a freedman's marriage record book in Wilkinson Co. in 2009? Perhaps they have something similar to that on the county level.
Selma: Did you copy the book seventies?
daviss: hello alt
Selma: Afternoon alt
Seventies Soulchild: No I didn't Selma AND I regret not doing that now.
alt: Hello All, 3rd, AY, daviss, Selma & 70's
Seventies Soulchild: hi alt
AYWalton: howdy alt!!!!
Selma: We won't fuss..we know you know better now...NEXT time copy
daviss: lol lol
Seventies Soulchild: Yes MA'AM! lol lol lol I have to admit I had tunnel vision that trip
3rdthawkins: hey alt
daviss: so that means seventies you may have to take an extra day when you go to your reunion :? and thats beyond the extra one you were gonna take anyway to research We could call it "The Copy The Book" day lol
Seventies Soulchild: lol Thanks daviss
daviss: lol lol
AYWalton: SoulChile perhaps this is the year that you expand what you do and what you study. You will learn more about studying the community---your ancestors lived in a community and not in an empty void.
3rdthawkins: so what's up alt....quiet
AYWalton: when you start to document the community---you begin to absorb what was happening to everyone---and thus also what was happening to your own people. And you can then tell the story better.
alt: usct listening & learning 3rdthawkins
Seventies Soulchild: They still live in a very vibrant community where 'everybody knows your name. " lol
AYWalton: the entire roster, is important---some were sisters and brothers and cousins who married. Some assisted each other in many ways, and remember the people they married---they were not strangers---they were from the community.
Seventies Soulchild: I'm discovering that as well. One of the first things I noticed when lookint at my folks in Wilkinson Co. MS
AYWalton: So other names that you don't know or think -hmm....not related to me----they really could be. they can be the relatives of the wife's people. a wife's sister's marriage could be there---but if you think---they are not my people----then you miss another piece of the family puzzle. even more reason for people open their eyes, and not be dismissive---with the "they are not my folks" syndrome that limits what you actually gain. sounds like that roster would a neat thing to publish on your blog.
daviss: oh yeah, and for here also.. we have amarriage forum
AYWalton: which reminds me that I have to update something on my own blog. lol
daviss: I am still having a brain freeze for both of my blogs
AYWalton: aw shucks----you have tons of stuff, daviss!
daviss: I thought I had two subjects but could not quite get it together mabe soon What was the chat about last night, I could not make it
AYWalton: gee daviss, I have slept since then. lol
daviss: lol lol
3rdthawkins: nothing specific daviss, mainly Seventies' pension files
daviss: oh ok
AYWalton: I was multi-tasking, of course Was watching the president's address while look at email as well. You know how it goes.
3rdthawkins: Sadonya came in
AYWalton: oh SoulChile did you glean any info on Wellington?
daviss: Well thats good to hear lol
3rdthawkins: she asked about you
daviss: re Sadonya.
Seventies Soulchild: sorry phone call... no AYWalton not yet
AYWalton: how many pages was the file?
Seventies Soulchild: But the surname Scott is definitely on my list. Some in the area and some married into different lines of my family. 26
AYWalton: sounds like a Scott project might emerge. note the witnesses for sure. what you need is a good base file. meaning a name rich pension file that becomes the springboard for other data.
Seventies Soulchild: Yes I need to organize better. alot of stuff is floating around in my head or on my harddrive or in some folders... lol
Selma: Was that the whole file seventies
Seventies Soulchild: that was the whole minor pension request file yes.
AYWalton: some files are scant. The files with the most data are the ones where both the soldier and the widow filed. even a file where the widow applied but did not receive a pension can be of interest.
Seventies Soulchild: Oh AYWalton, have you ever seen a Bounty File or Bounty certificate files?
AYWalton: I have a file like that---my ancestor Amanda---filed for over 30 years. not in my states, SoulChile. they are prevalent I know in MD/VA cases.
Selma: Bounty land files?
Seventies Soulchild: I'm interested in knowing if they would be available to be ordered. I have certificate numbers. Bounty, today known as enlistment bonuses, were the money promised to soldiers for volunteering. Looks as if there were two acts which allowed this. if the soldier died in combat or on active duty their spouses, dependents or parents could have receievd this money.
Selma: Oh Ok...Yes, I have seen mention..paid $100...$200 due
Seventies Soulchild: Right. Yes so sometimes. I have a bounty award given to Charles and Charity Rounds on my blog. This is the second time I've seen this in a CW file. that sentence didn't make any sense. I'm typing too fast! lol
daviss: I sent my sis in law a copy of her Ark grandparents marriage lic and boy was she bowled over
Selma: Made sense to me...so what does that mean
Seventies Soulchild: lol I don't know... lol
Seventies Soulchild: did it list the parents of the bride and groom or any witnesses daviss?
daviss: It was a little teaser hoping she would get interested in genealogy
Seventies Soulchild: lol
Selma: Worth a try daviss... lOL
daviss: York Wilborn was his name. I thought it was a strong name whoever posted the bond may be a relative
Seventies Soulchild: Well its very 'American'. When were these folks married?
3rdthawkins: yeah, I can understand that daviss, my dad is so amazed at hearing family history he never knew about
Seventies Soulchild: My family is as well. They love it. I get kudos all the time.
3rdthawkins: oh, speaking of which Seventies Soulchild, interesting post on African names, and the name Monday, my dad's stepfather's grandfather's name was Monday, wife's name Aloisa
Seventies Soulchild: Yes if a child was named after the day of the week good indication of the culture their ancestors may have come from. These types of names are very Akan/Ashanti in origins. the ones the poster mentioned.
Selma: I have to run folks....have a great day
daviss: oops sorry selma. I hate telemarket folks but I know they need a job lol
Seventies Soulchild: ok what happened. Selma said she was leaving, but alt left...lol
Selma: Now I am leaving
3rdthawkins: hmm, interesting Seventies, Papa was would be happy to hear that
Seventies Soulchild: lol ok have a good day Selma
AYWalton: I guess it is time to bail out. Later for me too, folks.
Seventies Soulchild: wow... okay. well you know my lunch time is almost done...
daviss: guess its time lol
Seventies Soulchild: Thanks for your guidance ms daviss. Appreciate that :}
daviss: later later
Seventies Soulchild: bye all