2011-03-07 Tuesday LunchBunch
jhonora: Hello 3rdthawkins
3rdthawkins: hey jhonora
jhonora: You know, I'm starting to think that "researcher," in your family was a quack lol
3rdthawkins: hey daviss
jhonora: Hello daviss
daviss: hello 3rd and jhonora!
3rdthawkins: I don't know, probably a good researcher who knew a lot of information
daviss: lol why is that hello ProfDru
jhonora: Hello ProfDru
ProfDru: hello gang
3rdthawkins: information that person gave on the Sanders line shed a lot of light, and explained some findings, I really appreciate that
daviss: who were you talking to jhonora me or 3rd lol
3rdthawkins: hello ProfDru lol me daviss
jhonora: I was talking to 3rd
daviss: oh ok whew! I was going to say all I need is a few quacks in my fam well a few more lol how is everyone today?
3rdthawkins: good daviss
daviss: thanks 3rd! I was beginning to leave lol
AYWalton: Good afternoon, all. hi 3rd
daviss: hi AYWalton
AYWalton: greetings, daviss, ProfDru in da house! hey hey hey, it's honoray!
jhonora: Hey AYWalton!
3rdthawkins: hey AY
jhonora: 3rd, did you say that Berkeley County doesn't have marriage records at Clerk's office?
ProfDru: Angela in da house!
AYWalton: hope everyone is doing well.
daviss: where is Berkley Is that SC
3rdthawkins: that's right jhonora yes daviss not before 1915
daviss: oh ok, where did they house their records
3rdthawkins: I called them and the lady was nice enough to check for me, but did not find them listed..........they didn't keep records daviss
jhonora: That seems strange, was this for all counties?
daviss: hmmmm not even listed in a minute book? or an affidavit 3rd
3rdthawkins: no, Berkeley County was formed out of Charleston Co. in 1882, and they didn't start keeping records until 1911 for marriage, I think birth, death I wouldn't know daviss, no way of finding out Charleston County, was the only one that kept records before 1900, 1821 on up for Death, about 1877 for marriage (prior to that marriages were held in churches, to those churches would have the records), and 1700 something on up for births
AYWalton: hey SoulChile!
3rdthawkins: hello Seventies
daviss: probate judges offices and not court house
AYWalton: Hey, Ms. Selma!!
3rdthawkins: hello Selma that's where I called daviss
Seventies Soulchild: Hey AYWalton, daviss, 3rd, jhonora, ProfDru, Selma
Selma: Hello everyeon..
daviss: hello selma and seventies
jhonora: Hello Seventies Soulchild, Ms. Selma
AYWalton: hope all is going well, Ms. Selma!
daviss: more than one probate judge
Seventies Soulchild: ProfDru, I love with you did with that PPT slide!
AYWalton: Jhonora you ready to party all night long, tomorrow night?
Selma: Did you hear our ProDru last night she was great
3rdthawkins: I think only one Lionel Ritchie
AYWalton: yes, she did a fantastic job!!!
daviss: you have to know which one performed the ceremony I think 3rd
jhonora: Well, I don't know about that, AY. Tomorrow morning and afternoon at least.
3rdthawkins: yeah daviss, unless it was a Catholic church, you can just contact the Catholic Diocese of Charleston, they hold parish records, it would be good to know exactly, but I don't think they will hold you to it
ProfDru: it was a lot of fun participating in the blog talk show last night.
3rdthawkins: Aywalton got me singing All Night Long, now lol
Seventies Soulchild: blog talk is a great forum lol
AYWalton: well its a good tune!
3rdthawkins: sho' nuff
ProfDru: did you listen in last night soulchile?
Seventies Soulchild: I was so exhausted from watching my 1 yr old nephew... I turned in EARLY lol
3rdthawkins: still wondering where they get that energy from Seventies?
Seventies Soulchild: But I'll be sure to listen today.
AYWalton: I was fascinated listening to the story of your grandmother's involvement with the church organization, ProfDru.
daviss: I have not had to research there yet 3rd but have looked at lots of probates where they have marriages so there have to be some sort of record.
ProfDru: thanks angela
3rdthawkins: probably so daviss, perhaps a family bible
Seventies Soulchild: I know where he gets it from. My sons were the same way at that age, but I was a lot younger then lol
daviss: dunno but there were more than a few judges listed with different names
ProfDru: The show is archived, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/antoinette-harrell
3rdthawkins: yeah, I see your point, my niece comes over (1 years old), gosh, she doesn't need sweets/sugar, she just goes I should say 2
daviss: they would have to show some type of proff I imagine
Seventies Soulchild: I remember when she first came on, she was kind of well scattered with her topics...
ProfDru: The interview gave me lots of food for thought about things I need to revisit.
Seventies Soulchild: brb
3rdthawkins: I just don't think they kept records daviss
AYWalton: what kinds of things will you revisit, ProfDru?
ProfDru: Grandma Ven and my maternal line I have the most documents on this line.
3rdthawkins: and with it being (as jhonora described it) an interracial marriage, it probably just took place in a church they attended, or something like that no records
ProfDru: I need to write more about this maternal line while my grandmother is still living so that she can enjoy it.
3rdthawkins: or perhaps "in the backyard"
AYWalton: yes, that's goog thinking, ProfDru.
daviss: I can see that if they were associated with the church (catholic)
ProfDru: My grandmother still talks about her maternal grandmother often
AYWalton: have you taped her talking about her? get a small audio recorder.
jhonora: 3rd, I just called the Berkeley Co. courthouse. The woman told me they have marriages before 1911 on microfilm (.35 cents ea.). The physical records go back to 1911.
Seventies Soulchild: I was checking ancestry this weekend and I see that someone has copied my Alec Mixon and his family into their tree.. lol But it has given me a new lead to look for them in another county...
3rdthawkins: for my Hawkins daviss, they were more like A.M.E. something like that, I know in like the 30s and 40s they attended Emanuel Church which I tried to contact but phone doesn't seem to work,
daviss: thats what I thought jhonora
3rdthawkins: wow jhonora, ok, perhaps I'll do an interlibrary loan and check it out, thanks, I'm also looking for my great grandparents' marriages, but the lady could not find them listed either, and they married about 1920, I'm thinking in Berkeley Co., cannot find them listed in the Charleston Co. marriages
daviss: perhaps they got a new number
ProfDru: no, angela, I have not taped her. I know, shame on me.
jhonora: Yes, sometimes you have to not let these clerks off the hook. You also really have to pour on that Southern honey. Don't make yourself seem like some city slicker swinging through to find your roots.
3rdthawkins: probably daviss
ProfDru: lol jhonora
3rdthawkins: oh well, don't know about that
Seventies Soulchild: lol jhonora sometimes we (I've been guilty of it) can't help ourselves... just part of the way we are raised! We can only be 'sweet' to a certain extent. lol
3rdthawkins: oh daviss, you remember when I was looking for the cemetery where my Hawkins was buried? well a cousin actually have a photo of my great great grandfather's tombstone, but she doesn't know what cemetery it was in
jhonora: I think they are resentful a lot of times of people who they perceive as leaving the county and all of a sudden want to come back and start digging.
daviss: what hawkins was that
3rdthawkins: my Hawkins family daviss, all of them Levy Hawkins Sr is the one who'se tombstone photo I have
daviss: the info that i sent you a long time ago of your Edd oh I see
3rdthawkins: no, Hawkins daviss, not Hughes
daviss: oh sorry
Seventies Soulchild: sounds personal jhonora.... :?
3rdthawkins: both start with H, but a lot different stuff come after both :}
Seventies Soulchild: as in the clerks...
daviss: what state 3rd
3rdthawkins: you just made me realize something daviss.......two great greats both of them name have names that start with H.......South Carolina daviss for Hawkins, Hughes for Texas
daviss: I see
3rdthawkins: so, 35 cent each for microfilm jhonora?
daviss: no dc 3rd
3rdthawkins: for Levy, yes daviss, not for his wife
jhonora: Yes, but I'm not sure if you'll be able to do an interlibrary loan.
jhonora: You might want to see if there is a nice researcher in Berkeley who'll help you out. It has worked for me. Or do you have kin folks still down that way?
3rdthawkins: yeah, you're right, was thinking the same thing........I'm sure I do, but don't know any of them
daviss: oh I thought you meant you did not know where levi was buried 3rd I guess I need glasses again and a hearing aid and a knee replacement
3rdthawkins: I didn't daviss, and still don't, the DC never stated a cemetery, just the City, there's a lot of that for Hawkins, either buried in Jamestown or Alvin, SC, but no exact location
daviss: and a hip replacement whats wifes name
3rdthawkins: so still looking for name of cemetery........Jessie daviss, you know, maiden name Lum
daviss: jessie hawkins
daviss: here they both are
AYWalton: gonna run, folks.
ProfDru: gotta run
Seventies Soulchild: Checke this out... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7oX2OcKTDM
3rdthawkins: a lot of running going on
Seventies Soulchild: lol yep
3rdthawkins: um, daviss, mine were in Kershaw county. that Jesse is a male, mine was female, and the Levi was born in 1890 and died in 1965. Mine was bonr 1870 and died 1944
daviss: ah ok
3rdthawkins: oops, Mine weren't in Kershaw County, mine were in Berkeley County
daviss: no pulling teeth
3rdthawkins: 1925 would be way too young for Jessie lol talk about pulling teeth, that's yanking teeth rofl
daviss: they are in a Methodist cemetery too
3rdthawkins: hmm, I see interesting tomb(head)stone for Jesse
Seventies Soulchild: ok I'm out. Have a good day all.
jhonora: I'm signing off y√°ll
daviss: mabe you can call them and see if they have one also in your area
3rdthawkins: would it be same as African Methodist?
daviss: I know Baker Cemetery had several throught Texas Is that what they were? AME and United are Different
3rdthawkins: I think so, I have to check the records to to see the exact name, I know my great grandfather attended an AME at the time of his death, but that was in Florence Co. not sure if it was Baptist or AME, or what, forgot
daviss: what about the cemetery that the Lums are buried in did you look through them
3rdthawkins: don't know about that, have to do research on that one, didn't think about that, will have to check some DC's
daviss: ok good luck with it
daviss: looks like everyone left
daviss: oh well, mabe I better go take a shower lol
3rdthawkins: ok then daviss, talk to you later
daviss: just kidding 3rd making a joke about the room being cleared
3rdthawkins: oh, lol went over my head
daviss: I see
daviss: but I may as well cut the lights out so I will chat the next time bye 3rd