2012-12-06 • HOWELL RESPESS WORTHY
Seventies: mornin' Daviss
Daviss: afternoon to you!!
Seventies: thank ya! How y'all doing in the AZ?
Daviss: Well as of now, no idea lol. I just rolled out of bed just in time to make coffee
Seventies: Hope that you can make this more of a habit...
Daviss: ok go ahead what do you want to say lol I was all set to ask if you got your computer
Seventies: wellll..... okay so I'm trying to prep for this trip to Washington, D.C. I already have one record set that I'm going to look at and copy (I still have a few dollars on my NARA card)
Daviss: ok my question....Can you add dollars to your card
Seventies: Yes, I will be adding a few dollars... but I am having a fundraiser if you want to send me some money... lol
Daviss: how much a copy
Seventies: from microfilm 50 cents
Daviss: oh goodie!! what kind of fundraiser....I may take you up on that
Seventies: A fundraisers to put money to put on my Nara card! lol
Daviss: naw naw naw.. You have to run so many miles for so much money, sell tacos , or something like that
Seventies: IT works like this, you send me money and I put it on my NARA card... lol
Daviss: HA! thats not a fundraiser, thats a gimmie
Seventies: Its a way to raise funds, no? lol
Daviss: what will you be looking to copy in the record set may I ask?
Seventies: U.S. Serial Set for interviews from Natchez District
Daviss: any particular people or all interviews
Seventies: Also some docs from M1907 in RG105 Well I plan on reading through to see what would be pertinent to me. I suspect most of it will be.
Daviss: so how many days will you actually be looking
Seventies: 3 days I plan to do some friends and family visiting.
Daviss: Wonderful!! Well I hope you will be very successful
Seventies: Me too!
Daviss: so when is your trip and are the boys going?
Seventies: Friday the 21st and yes this is a family vacation. Our bi-annual vacation
Seventies: Our next vacay will be in the summer
Daviss: brb gotta grab the last cup
Seventies: okay afternoon vkn
Seventies: How are you faring today?
vkn: Faring and you lol
Seventies: :} just good. Breathing, walking and talking. And somewhat in my right mind.. lol
Seventies: Daviss is off drinking her coffee.
Daviss: ok back, lol
vkn: oh i c
Seventies: welcome back Daviss.
Daviss: I hate it when I have to reheat coffee
Seventies: it doesn't taste the same as freshly dripped.
Daviss: Hello there vkn!
Seventies: hello di!
di: hi all
vkn: hello di and daviss
Daviss: its fresh but for some reasons after I drink one cup its not as hot as I like it for the second one
Seventies: You should get a Keurig one cup maker....
Daviss: Thats the reason why I would rather have a Percolator Hello Di!!
vkn: what is the word di
Daviss: If she says Thunderbird I will ROF vkn
vkn: and I would say "not your mail program" lol
Daviss: lol lol lol oops
Seventies: WB di
Daviss: wb di
di: ok hit that calendar button (that i knew nothing about!) by accident.
Daviss: How have you been di?
di: as for "thunderbird" that is so over my head....and nothing much just treading along.i did some research on my moms paternal side and was surprised how far i was able to get in 2 days so now i am just looking for the meat and potatoes and filling in where i can
Daviss: lol thunderbird is old time riddle di
di: for the bulk of my years of research i have been focused on Georgia and just knocking down my mothers brick walls so this for me is my contribution to her tree because all she had was her grandparents names
Daviss: good to hear that you are treading right along..thats good
di: trying Daviss
Daviss: so you are knocking down walls and not chipping them, thats even better
di: ok your words sound more accurate!
Seventies: that's great di.
Daviss: what are your GA names?
vkn: Meat and potatoes is good. Best wishes. Save the bones for Henry Jones cause Henry don't eat no meat lol
di: in ga --ååRespess, Alford, Atwater, Worthy, (Rose), (Howell),
Seventies: Y'all I gotta go...
di: lol vkn i did know that one.
Seventies: Everyone enjoy their weekend, I will! :}
di: rose and howell are the lines i am treading blindly as they are the names of the slave owners for one of my lines
Daviss: Alford, hmmm I know someone researching Alford
di: what area
Daviss: hold on a min
vkn: I have a worthy married into my King tree
di: cant get far on my worthy name to tell you if we are related.
vkn: and lives in AZ in a nursing home
Khathu: Hello everyone
di: my grandmother is/was an Alford whose mother was an Atwater whose mother was a Respess
vkn: Howdy Khathu
Khathu: Daviss have you heard of Robert D. Ealey
vkn: What counties in GA di
Daviss: I cant tell where di, but do you know Shirley Whitmore
di: my grandmothers father was was the product of an Alford and supposedly a Worthy...oral history and (found so far written docs) don't add up hi Khathu
Daviss: hello khathu!
Khathu: Hello di
Daviss: Shirley has Alfords in her line
di: Sorry Daviss I do not know of her, and my family is in Upson and pike areas of georgia
Daviss: Not sure khathu
Khathu: Well he was a blues singer born in Bowie County, Texas
di: looks like her alfords are in va
Khathu: I just discovered that he was my grandmother's second cousin
di: actually in Louisiana
Daviss: ahhh I see Kathu di I think shirley also has LA roots
Khathu: I will be purchasing some of his music soon. ttyl
Daviss: I love Blues, I have to look in my stash khathu I may even have something where is he from Khathu in Bowie Do you have any Marks in your tree di?
di: nope-not yet
di: just to put it out there i am working on a marshall line in martinsberg, berkley county west virginia connected lines so far are lee, brown, saunders and blakely/blakey (and kinda a wilson)
Daviss: Any Arizona marshalls di?
vkn: running y'all
di: not yet, this is my moms fathers maternal line and they pretty much stayed in that one place for years except when she left for a decade --married a man from philadelphia divorced and moved right back to that same town and then remarried until she died in that same town
Daviss: khathu is Ealey a new name for you or did you just get it when you found out about Robert?
Daviss: ok I sent Shirley a msg asking about her Alfords...Hoping she will answer soon
di: ok i googled her posts on afrigeneas that is where i saw her pictures and posts
Daviss: ahhhh ok
di: when i first started i followed a whole line of alfords to my dismay after a lot of digging i found there was no relation, and my aunt was sure to tell me that "them ALFORDS down the road" was no kin to us
Daviss: hahahahaha thats what I have been hearing re the Taylors living next door to each other but they sure look alike Go figure I wish I could get one of them to take a dna test lol lol di did you get in on the 23&Me free test
di: nope they did it again?
Daviss: not yet but I am keeping my eyes open they have had a couple of specials though
di: i still have my 5 kits from the last time. i asked my family to do and they said yeah.....but never did it and before i knew it the deadline passed and i didnt even get in mines!
Daviss: whoa, do you have them in your possession?
di: yeah i want to do it with my uncle while he is still around and fully aware so we can talk about the results. i think he would love it yes i have the kits
Daviss: Someone I know recently sent hers in and it was accepted
Daviss: yes!!! i even sent out a call to see if someone wanted to gift theres
di: i am sending mine in this weekend screw my family who did not commit. and i am going to see my uncle on the 11th.. yes sir! we will be sending in those kits! crossing our legs, eyes, fingers and toes!
di: what do you mean gift it?
Daviss: well some ordered kits and did not use them.. They can give them to someone else who would want them They can contact 23 and have the number changed to them
di: besides this was only for black people. they know we dont be on time! lol. well do you know anyone who is still looking for a kit?
Daviss: oh yes, I do lol I think that the problem was that people who were not supposed to get in on it overwhelmed them and they had to weed them out that took eons of time I dont think that they got the 10,000 AA's they wanted because of this close to 8000 I think
di: i put them up and if i can remember where the other two are I will most certainly gift them. just got excited. just recently i was connected with my grandfathers brother who is in his late 80s (lives 4 blocks from me!) i can get him and me and my moms maternal uncle to do it and that is 3 kits which means i should still have 2 kits left to gift! --and i can see if my mom and dad are going to do theirs (dad was skeptical) they have two with them in sc! ok well me and you have to get in before the other 2000!!!! brb today was report card day at the school. gotta be there at 1:30
Daviss: ok take care and I will chat later happy hunting di