2011-11-24 Thanxgiving • Jean Cooper
alt: Happy Thanksgiving Y'all hello deannie, I was just about to leave.... Happy T-day to you.
deannie: Happy thankgiving Hi alt
alt: how is the vacation going?
deannie: Its over and done...but I only had to work 3 days this weekened...but I did go to the Newberry ....
alt: wonderful. hope you had much success.
deannie: I located a death cert at city hall of one of my cousin who also my godmother
deannie: It gives me her father and and her birth date..but i have to take the information with a grain of salt...her mother's name is incorrect..and I know her mother's name she was my grandmother's sister
alt: well, we know the informant's often got things mixed up.
deannie: yes they did...it think the information came from her last husband and they only married about 2 years
alt: but at least you have a paper trail on date of death, burial location and some other goodies.
deannie: yes that true...hold on alt I have to help my sister bring some food in i will be right back
deannie: I'm back....
deannie: Hi Daviss
alt: Hey Daviss... how ya doing?
Daviss: How are you doing deannie and alt?
alt: deannie just brought in enough food for all of us LOL
deannie: Fine and you
Daviss: I just woke up from going to sleep about two hours ago lol
deannie: yes we do.....any time...come on
Daviss: lol I could use at least some coffee deannie lol deannie you must have heard me asking about you yesterday
deannie: If u every one to come to Chicago and are welcome...both of you no
Daviss: lol I asked are here you are lol and alt told me you were prolly scouring the Newberry
deannie: I had work three days....I off today and tomorrow
Daviss: how are you doing today alt? deannie did you get my msg I sent you
deannie: on facebook I saw them...was I suppose to send you marlene email address
Daviss: yes, it is so weird, I went on her page and saw a picture in a collage that I wanted to know who it was since i am not a friend on there I could not ask
deannie: her address is firstname.lastname@example.org or is it globel
deannie: How did you see a picture of marlene
Daviss: I saw she was a friend to you and I am a friend to you
deannie: She will accept you...she know who you are
Daviss: did you have any luck at the Newberry deannie? or did you get to go?
deannie: I did not find much...but looked in the Pullman records...they are big...I have to learn how to go thought their records.....
Daviss: oh my I bet they are huge
deannie: I told alt I went to city hall and find a death cert
Daviss: whose dc was it?
deannie: she my mother's cousin first cousin but she was also my godmother
Daviss: ahhh congrat for being able to get it
deannie: they have a book to check the jobs...then you have to find there city...and then the region
Daviss: by the way did you and your friends get together to go over the family Tree or was it family search/
alt: whew... I got some 'talkin' cousins LOL
deannie: yes...we had a great time.....Marlene, Reggie , and Kim they were here for about 4 hours....but we talked more then we work
Daviss: lol hahahaha alt now which one was it deanniw
deannie: I wish I have some talking cousin
Daviss: deannie do you have any pointers that alt and I could use by the way, that was a great idea to do that alt, I finally got my daughter to download her results to Dr McDonald
alt: she have the results back?
Daviss: no not yet lol she will probably get them after thanksgiving
deannie: I signed myself out
Daviss: that was like pulling teeth anyway alt lol lol lol
Jean Cooper: hello
deannie: hi Jean
Daviss: hello there jean cooper
Jean Cooper: I didn't know if there'd be anyone here on thanksgiving
alt: Hello Jean Cooper Happy Thanksgiving to ya.
Jean Cooper: :}
Daviss: lol jean cooper we have this in our blood
Jean Cooper: Happy thanksgiving to all of you too
Daviss: same to you jean cooper Is this your first time in chat?
Jean Cooper: I'm just waiting for my turkey to finish
Jean Cooper: yes, my first time here, though I've chatted on other websites
Jean Cooper: thanks
Daviss: I hope this wont be your last
Jean Cooper: is there normally a specific topic or just general
Daviss: nawww we just usually wing it
Jean Cooper: what have you been talking about today?
Daviss: what are your surnames and from where jean cooper?
Jean Cooper: lately I've been working on the Burnley family of Albemarle Virginia
alt: thank you Daviss
Jean Cooper: they're not my own family, but I'm working on a group project with some folks
alt: Daviss, Jean responded to Derek & his "Guardian' dilemma on AfriGeneas Slave Forum.
Daviss: Oh that is very nice, how far have you all gone with it? Oh ok
Jean Cooper: well, we have got a website -- let me see if I can find it
Daviss: I read that response and it was right on point jean cooper
Jean Cooper: here it is: http://www.centralvirginiahistory.org/ Thanks, alt and Daviss -- Derek and I have been working together for a couple of years.
alt: okay Jean Cooper, you're with Shelley Murphy then ?
Jean Cooper: yes
Daviss: my turn alt lol
alt: we were with her (Shelley) in Ft. Wayne both in '09 & this past Oct.
Daviss: oh Shelley! is that our Shelley alt
Jean Cooper: Shelley was very enthusiastic about her trip this Oct. Someday I'll get up there
Daviss: is that kelli alt?
Jean Cooper: yes, keli
alt: got to run y'all tkae care... nice meeting you Jean
Jean Cooper: nice meeting you too, alt
Daviss: happy day alt Jean we will hopefully be in Salt lake this next Oct
Jean Cooper: that sounds like fun!
Daviss: I am so excited about that Is Cooper one of your search surnames
Jean Cooper: I'm finding a lot of useful information in the Chancery records at the library of virginia yes, my Coopers are from South Carolina they are hard to find because of the burned county problem
Daviss: great!! we have a Va researcher that comes to chat daily
Jean Cooper: great
Daviss: I have Coopers in my line also In fact he was sold in SC and sent to Tx
Jean Cooper: I also have a line that goes from NC to Ohio to Illinois to Missouri do you know if he was in the Orangeburg SC area?
Daviss: no idea, I wish I knew. He was bought to Tx by a man named Joe White
Jean Cooper: sorry, I had to go check the temp on the turkey what name did he choose after emancipation?
Daviss: He stayed a Cooper. His name was Louis cooper
Jean Cooper: hmm... there were at least three cooper families in SC in the mid-nineteenth century the orangeburg Coopers, the barnwell coopers, and the kershaw coopers
Jean Cooper: I think they were related in the colonial period, but I'm not sure the whole cooper line is very confusing because of the lack of records
Daviss: I wish I could narrow it down to a county
Jean Cooper: its kind of like searching for a needle in a haystack, isn't it?
Daviss: My great grandmother carried the name White but she was aquired in Ala
deannie: I'm sorry my daugther was on facebook
Daviss: I will keep Orangeburg in my notes Jean Cooper
Jean Cooper: good luck ... try barnwell district too
Daviss: no problem deannie oh ok
Jean Cooper: I wish we had the wills and inventories indexed for these counties
Daviss: Oh my, that would be wonderful
deannie: i have to buy her a new one for school...but due to her only be here for 4 days she left her's at school
Jean Cooper: check the online database on that page I gave you - it is an example of what we're trying to do -- collect all the raw data we can and see if we can get links when the computer compares the info
Daviss: they have a lot of good sales now deannie I sure will Jean Cooper
Jean Cooper: I've heard that historically, the best sales are not on Black Friday, but between that Sat. and Dec. 13th
deannie: i know I'm checking the paper as we spoke
Jean Cooper: anyway, it's been nice meeting you all have a great holiday
Daviss: probably the products that are left over same her Jean Cooper
Jean Cooper: bye
Daviss: please come back soon deannie what grade is daughter
deannie: she's a soph at Western Illionois University in Macomb,Il going into Nursing
Daviss: awesome!! good for her Is that your only child
deannie: My pride and joy....but she not interested in genealogy yet yes...not to be repeated...how many children did you have
Daviss: I know that feeling deannie neither is mine I have two, one natural two grands
deannie: what about you alt
Daviss: alt is gone
deannie: go things Daviss...are they interested in genealogy go=good
Daviss: nope lol I wish
Daviss: I told them I was going to give them my information anyway lol
deannie: but they are going to want to know later
Daviss: and if they throw it away I will come back and haunt them shake leaves all over lol lol
deannie: I donating all of mines to the patricia Liddell socity in chicago
Daviss: thats a good idea
deannie: because somebody what's my inform
Daviss: yep thats for sure deannie as my mom used to say its all a wheel within a wheel
deannie: i told my daughter that's my one wish ditto
Daviss: well I guess I will head out for now. Deannie you have a wonderful day
deannie: have a great day...