2012-02-09 ProfDru & Hat Program
frances stephens: I must be early, GoodAfternoon. There goes my Afternoon, phone is ringing, must leave.
Seventies Soulchild: Good afternoon HistoryBuff
HistoryBuff: Good Afternoon Seventies. How goes it?
Seventies Soulchild: Going good HistoryBuff. Hey daviss!
HistoryBuff: Hey Daviss, How art Thow?
daviss: hello there HistoryBuff! heyyy Seventies!
daviss: How are you two doing today?
Seventies Soulchild: Yes I have over 1200 messages in my inbox... LOL I will be checking e-mail for the rest of my life!
HistoryBuff: I'm good thanks, and you Daviss? What brought that on, Seventies?
daviss: 1200 dang lil one, why do many? why so many
Seventies Soulchild: Children looking to get admitted to West Point. hi alt!
daviss: hi alt!!
alt: Hi ladies.... daviss, Seventies Soulchild & Historybuff
HistoryBuff: Oh. Hey Alt. How goes it?
Seventies Soulchild: ok what just happened? lol
daviss: sheesh, another day of this for alt I see
Seventies Soulchild: Alright daviss what's new over in your world. I have BHM angst A-Gain.
alt: Here we go again LOL
daviss: well, how long do you have seventies to listen?
Seventies Soulchild: LOL Just an hour to spare today daviss!
daviss: I know alt
HistoryBuff: wb Alt.
daviss: ok if thats all the time you have Missy I will keep it to myself lol lol
Seventies Soulchild: Ok so I was contacted by a Henyard descendant a few days ago. they are direct descendants of Daniel Henyard, son of Thomas.
daviss: Where does he live seventies? I know you were excited about that
Seventies Soulchild: He didn't say. But one of his uncles was St. Claire Henyard, who live in Steubenville, OH during hte 1940's. It was kind of neat hearing from a direct relative of someone you've only seen on paper.
Seventies Soulchild: You know there are quite a few people who contact me saying that they are related, BUT I am very selective about whom I reach out to.
daviss: thats for sure
alt: yep, that's a great feeling Seventies Soulchild and to know that folks are actually mmaking contact is even a better feeling.
Seventies Soulchild: What is funny about St. Claire living in Ohio is that my mom's first cousin lived there for several years in Steubenville.
HistoryBuff: Seventies, do the other contacts say how they are related to you?
daviss: How selective Seventies.. we don't want you to miss out on something that may really be a goodie
alt: sounds like this one with the Steubenville connections is/would be legitimate.
daviss: alt do you have any contacts in Cleveland....I am looking for Lee and McCrimmon's for a friend of mine
Seventies Soulchild: Yes, but I think some of those people moved back to MS after retiring from the steel mills and factories.
alt: Yep, I have a couple Cleveland contacts... how can I help you daviss?
daviss: I don't think that they made it to Ohio until the early 20's
Seventies Soulchild: Well daviss you know I had that incident with my ancestry tree. Put a bad taste in my mouth. Actually a couple of incidents. Hey Ms. Selma
HistoryBuff: Hey Selma.
Selma: Good afternoon alt, daviss, History and seventies
alt: Hello Selma.. how are ya?
HistoryBuff: That is unfortunate Seventies.
Seventies Soulchild: very
daviss: I am trying to find any info of these people for a lady who is trying to piece her tree together. They moved from Okla to Ohio.. She also thinks that this Cloria Lee married someone by the name of Anderson Hi there Selma!!!
Selma: Hi there daviss
daviss: thanks for the read this morning.. I enjoyed it
alt: Send me the names and any information they care to share daviss & I'll forward the information to my contacts to see if the can be of help.
Selma: I am glad daviss...think I posted to the Main Forum too..but don't see yet
daviss: ok thanks alt!! It should have hit right away selma
alt: You get my response Selma? Perrysburg, Ohio got my attention.
Selma: Sometimes if I put a link I don't see it right away..you look
daviss: ok brb
alt: Perrysburg, OH, Barbering & the UGRR Selma.. that rung a bell with me. LOL
daviss: wow, not there Selma
Selma: Nope alt..don't see yours either..in my email Heck for all I know maybe I forgot to hit SEND
daviss: I have done that selma but I blame it on Mariah and not on me lol
Selma: The Smith man also mentions plantations in TEXAS too in his weill
alt: hehehehehe... it's POST Selma LOL
Selma: will..but the author doesn't elaborate I thought the Ohio references and UGRR would catch your attention alt
alt: they did :} the Langford sure name even rang a bell.
Selma: History Buff and seventies ..we are talking about something I posted earlier today re an article I read about a Slave Narrative
Seventies Soulchild: Ok.. I was just about to ask.
HistoryBuff: Okay, thanks Selma. Speaking of UGRR, did you hear about the unveiling of the Harriet Tubman wax figure in the DC Wax Museum 2 days ago?
Selma: It does put in context some of the issues we face as researchers and the fact we need to understand the historical context in which these events in our ancestors lives take place No I didn't History..
Seventies Soulchild: Slave narratives are great. I found a former slave Eliza Evans who belong to one Clem Lanier (who is all over the internet) living in Oklahoma. Was the first narrative I looked at when I opened the book. Wasn't expecting that.
daviss: me either HB
Seventies Soulchild: I read about that. The local AME Zion Church here has a Harriet Tubman society which purchased the home of Harriet Tubman in Upstate NY
HistoryBuff: Here's a link, http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/descendants-of-harriet-tubman-to-unveil-wax-figure-of-abolitionist-at-dcs-madame-tussauds/2012/02/07/gIQAxiKsvQ_story.html
alt: me neither HistoryBuff
daviss: I did a blog on a Henderson who was the next door neighbor of my grandmother in marshall
Seventies Soulchild: I may just blog about. :}
HistoryBuff: Seventies, tell me more about the upstate NY event. Please.
daviss: In fact when I went to Marshall several years ago, I talked to the grandson I did not know at the time about Ms Henderson until later
Seventies Soulchild: Its not an event, its an organization through the AME Zion church that completely supports this property that was willed to the church by Ms. Tubman
AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.
alt: Selma.. your information/posting is great in that it places UGRR activity here in the late 1830's & 1840's with AA involvement. Most of the UGRR stuff you read about is happening in the 1850's.
daviss: hello AYWalton!!!
AYWalton: howdy alt, daviss, HistoryBuff, Selma, SoulChile!!
HistoryBuff: Hey AYWalton. This huffington post link is a better article. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/dc-wax-museum-adds-harrie_0_n_1262516.html?ref=black-history-month
alt: Hello AYWalton, G'Day to ya.
Seventies Soulchild: Each AME Zion church pays dues to the organization for the upkeep. Chuck Schumer is/was instrumental in helping this to become a historic landmark. Last I heard it was still in the works.
AYWalton: on the phone talking with a woman in Pulaski Tenn.
Seventies Soulchild: hey AYWalton
daviss: oh tell her howdy lol lol
HistoryBuff: Good looking out Seventies. That sounds marvelous. Keep us posted please.
Selma: Afternoon AY
alt: Pulaski, TN... home of the KKK, right?
Seventies Soulchild: alt did you know about this group? Oh I need a hot lunch.
HistoryBuff: Sen. Chuck Sumer, Seventies?
Seventies Soulchild: Yes
alt: In NY State Seventies Soulchild?
Seventies Soulchild: Yes. Its part ofthe AME Zion church.
HistoryBuff: Oh okay, nice
alt: no Seventies Soulchild, I haven't.
AYWalton: I call it the seat of the 111th US Colored Infantry. and yes the Klan was created there.
Seventies Soulchild: ok
AYWalton: But a lady living in Pulaski (Black) is working on the history of the US Colored Infantries---110th and 111th.
HistoryBuff: The African MEthodist Episcopal (AME) Church. That's neat, AYWalton. :} Very nice to hear, AYWalton.
alt: okay AYWalton
Seventies Soulchild: ok I have to go get a hot bite to eat. I'll be back momentarily. Don't chat without me! :} :} :}
alt: AME & AME Zion ... two different denominations Seventies Soulchild
AYWalton: This lady is working on a project to document the history of the US Colored troops there.
Selma: AY...how would someone living in Yorktown VA enlist in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry in 1864?
AYWalton: Easy enough they were on their way down the coast. When in Viginian they enlisted local men.
Selma: OK The area the men were living was in Union Control
AYWalton: Many of the men in the 54th were enlisted in southern communities.
Selma: Thats what I told the person who asked..but I wanted to be sure
HistoryBuff: Any the huffington post link from earlier in the chat? Any=anybody
daviss: not understanding
alt: I saw something from the HP this morning on FB HistoryBuff
daviss: whoa wb
HistoryBuff: wb Selma.
Selma: Can't go to links from the computer I am using..always throws me out of the room
alt: Hi again Selma
HistoryBuff: I'll post it again, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/dc-wax-museum-adds-harrie_0_n_1262516.html?ref=black-history-month I'm sorry to hear that Selma. Daviss, is there a wax musem in your vicinity?
daviss: no idea Hb
HistoryBuff: I was just thinking.
Selma: All that HEAT..the wax figures would melt.. lOL
alt: but it's a "dry heat" Selma LOL LOL
alt: or so they say LOL
daviss: lol lol
HistoryBuff: Nice Daviss. Of course the items would have to be stored and displayed in a temperature controlled environment.
daviss: still no post Selma
Selma: I will check again later on this afternoon daviss...I have seen that happen before
alt: sounds like a 'do over' Selma... and this time click POST LOL LOL
Seventies Soulchild: ok back
HistoryBuff: Time for me to get back. It was good talking with you, good folks. Laters.
alt: oh, oh teasing Selma and I don't think it went over too well
AYWalton: The lady on the phone might connect me to my Ordway cousins, who are related to my Bass folks! so excited!
Seventies Soulchild: NICE!
Selma: No problem alt...I think you might be right..
alt: sounds exciting AYWalton
Selma: Thats great AY
daviss: good to hear AYWalton!
AYWalton: Having a good time on the phone with this lady---a former school principal.
alt: I've done that before Selma.. clicked Preview & thought I hit Post.
daviss: Did you already know her AYWalton or did someone refer her
alt: and wondered why the message wasn't posted
AYWalton: never heard of her, till Betty Craft wrote to me yesterday.
daviss: Or did she read one of your wonderful blogs
AYWalton: this lady is amazing!
AYWalton: she saw my blog yesterday. they are having a program in Giles County in June. (right after Samford!) I might have to go to Giles county on that Friday, Selma.
daviss: ahhhh sounds like a do
Selma: Yep..sounds like you just might.
Seventies Soulchild: If my memory serves me correctly Giles county is just outside of Huntsvilee (Madison Co) AL
AYWalton: It is southern Tennessee just north of Limestone County AL
Seventies Soulchild: I cannot type today! lol
daviss: Does this lady blog also AYWalton?
AYWalton: no she is 83 years old.
alt: ah so Limestone Co., AL .... Athens, AL
AYWalton: yes alt
ProfDru: hello gang
daviss: hello ProfDru
alt: Hi ProfDru
ProfDru: how is everyone?
Seventies Soulchild: Hi ProfDru
AYWalton: doing fine, ProfDru....
daviss: doing ok ProfDru
ProfDru: Things are buzzling with the hat program.
Selma: Afternoon Dru
daviss: good ProfDru
Seventies Soulchild: Oh good!
ProfDru: I am finalizing the program today--it will be printed on a church fan. the proof looks amazing.
Selma: We are going to have to call you the "Hat Lady"
alt: We have Yarbrough, Mason & Foy families from the Athens area of Limestone co. AL.
Seventies Soulchild: Lunch is over. Talk to you all sometime tomorrow.
alt: program on a fan... nice touch ProfDru
ProfDru: alt, we used one the photos you submitted for the program. check your email. other photo is from B. J.
daviss: There is a Foy listed in the book No Land Only Slaves alt
ProfDru: lol selma
alt: really daviss, from AL ??
daviss: born about 1826 place unk died in Brownsville Tx her name is Lydia Foy Cross
alt: okay daviss, thanks
Selma: Folks..I have to run..have a great day
AYWalton: I am still on the phone, and also have to run.
vkn: howdy All
daviss: ProfDru are the fans being done by you?
alt: AYWalton, saw something yesterday I hadn't noticed before... Warrick Barrett and my common ancestor, Anderson Bridges, is listed in the 1850 census as a 34 y/o with his owner.. Ennis Champ.... Rick's grandfather was was named Ennis Champ Warrick.
daviss: hello vkn!!
alt: Oops, she's gone
daviss: she just left alt
alt: darn it!!!!
ProfDru: no, by cultural center
vkn: Howdy daviss
alt: 't type and look at the screen at the same time. LOL
daviss: me either alt and I am slow lol
alt: hello vkn
daviss: what is cultural center? Is that a printing service or are they footing the bill
vkn: hello alt daviss dru
daviss: hows it going vkn
vkn: s l o w l y
alt: got's to run y'all Laters
daviss: vkn, I just saw a video on the news from Atlanta.. terrible beating of a guy
vkn: niters to all yup bad video