2013-02-09 • Deciphering a Will
Seventies: Hi Daviss!
Daviss: Hi Seventies
Seventies: Are you working with your KindleFire alright?
Daviss: headed in the right direction
Daviss: I had someone working with me today on it :} You know how it is when a younger person gives you input, you tend to follow their instructions on tech stuff that is lol
Seventies: lol Its not really that difficult to work with BUT you need to at least turn it on... lol
Daviss: lol lol lol lol lol lol
Seventies: I'm just a regular comedian.. lol
Daviss: you sure are
Seventies: Anyways, I need to e-mail Bernice the information about Mississippi research that I have been able to acquire on my family.
Daviss: I wish you were here to help me look for my new magnifying glass
Seventies: that's old school I can't help you with that... lol
Daviss: hahahaha I am sure Bernice is waiting
Seventies: Yes I plan on having something to her by the end of next week.
Daviss: Adams and Natchez also?
Daviss: ok good
Seventies: So I want to talk about what I looked at in the county, in the state and federal records... I know I'm not going to touch on them all, but just to give people an idea of what they can look at in regards to Mississippi. I hope its acceptable. I'm no expert by any means.
Daviss: quit being hard on yourself, you will be fine you are an expert on what you have collected and thats what its all about Hi there Selma!
Selma: Good evening daviss and seventies
Daviss: your blog is choc full of info Seventies
Seventies: Hello Selma On nephew duty... Thanks Daviss
Daviss: I see
Seventies: I'm glad you stayed up tonight to chat with us Selma.
Daviss: I need my mag glass. sheesh i just bought it the other day. I have a will that I needed to decipher
Selma: You know I am 1/2 sleep here... LOL
Seventies: lol yep just thought I'd encourage you... lol
Seventies: Have you been up to the National Archives or to the FHC lately, Selma?
Seventies: Is anyone doing records searches these days?
Daviss: what do you mean anyone
Seventies: anyone in here... lol
Daviss: lol I think that is something I do daily on the puter
Seventies: I got my jumpdrive in the mail and I'm ready to download the complete M1914.... its a 64gb drive.
Daviss: no archives for me here
Daviss: You should be able to download all of nara lol
Selma: Are you going to DC?
Seventies: I am planning a short trip in March Maybe on a Friday or something....
Selma: When you download..do you have to download "each image"..how many reels of microfilm
Seventies: Its 5 reels Selma.
Selma: Is that the pre FB records?
Daviss: thats just for Ms isnt it
Seventies: Yes they are the pre-FB records. They cover everything in MS and west of the MS...
Daviss: ok where did you get your drive
Seventies: From a place here in NYC called B&H camera... but they sell everything. I paid about $37 for it. others are going for $50 and above... It was a steal...
Daviss: I imagine Seventies
Seventies: I bought it just for the genealogy stuff. I'm also going to put my trees, photos, presentations and documents on it. 64GB should last for a good little while
Daviss: Amen to that Seventies
Seventies: I also finally got my copy of MS Office 2013... brb ladies
Daviss: thats what I want to get hello klassicglass
Selma: Evening klassicglass
Daviss: How is it going
klassicglass: hello everyone
Selma: Evening klassicglass
Daviss: hows it going klassicglass??
klassicglass: good now I'm off work.
Daviss: lol and eeek for work
klassicglass: this is my weekend to work.
vkn: howdy and howdy
Selma: Evening vkn
Daviss: Hi vkn!!
vkn: almost forgot
Seventies: hello klassicglass!
Selma: Anything new in your search klassic
Seventies: nephew still isn't asleep.. dang this kid a night hawk... lol
Daviss: vkn I kind of gave my opinion on the Dalton Question about Myrtis and the 12 yr old
klassicglass: no I haven't done anything in a couple days, still stuck
Seventies: You're researching Tx, right klassicglass?
Selma: Don't talk bad about the "little darlin" seventies
klassicglass: a couple places, Illinois, MS, AR, regarding Alfred Prior
Selma: klassic I took a look at Pryors Service Record
Daviss: I also looked around in 1870 for Dock but was not successful
klassicglass: Selma did you find anything?
Selma: He landed up in the hospital in Little Rock Arkansas..isn;t that where he mustered out
Selma: Haven't thought about this since I saw you last..but I remember having a question re: Marriage.. Didn't you say they married twice? What were the years?
klassicglass: he married in the yr 1854 at Lake Washington, Ms by Reb Ruben Davis and then married again after the civil war july 4th 1865 by Rev. Brown in Columbus, KY
Daviss: Evening HistoryBuff!
HistoryBuff: Hey Daviss, Klassicglass, Selma, Seventies and Vkn.
Seventies: Hi HistoryBuff
klassicglass: hey how are you?
Selma: He enlists in 1864? He is said to be 22..if my memory is right
HistoryBuff: I'm good thanks. How are you all?
klassicglass: your memory is right
Selma: Hi history buff Where did you find the info re: 1854 marriage
klassicglass: on a paper that was in his pension package
Seventies: wait a minute, he was 12 when he married in MS? or was he married in 1864? Confused hre
klassicglass: it must be an error cause the paper say 1854
Selma: When you follow him through the census...does he age consistently?
Selma: I suspect he married in 1864..at that point he is technically still enslaved... I saw the word slave written on the next to last image
klassicglass: I have about 50 papers I can't even read
Selma: Is this his pension record?
Seventies: This is from his service record or pension file?
Seventies: Okay, is the pension all that you have on him?
klassicglass: pension file yes
Seventies: What about his service record?
Selma: Is there a contraband camp in Lake Washington?
klassicglass: I have a couple enlistment papers. I don't know about the contraband camp
Selma: Does the Union Army come thru Lake Washington?
Seventies: Just keep in mind, that there are military papers all over the place for the USCTs, including the Freedman's Bureau records.
klassicglass: I did research the freedman's bureau and didn't find anything what is the non-population schedule?
Selma: So he and wife born in Mississippi
HistoryBuff: klassicglass see if this link would be of help to you. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Washington
Daviss: there are several klassicglass...the Agricultural census being one
Seventies: Hey y'all I have got to get going... its almost curfew time... so my son will be walking through the door shortly. Have a good evening all!
klassicglass: thanks...I have a different places, Arkansas, MS, a few says his dad is from KY
HistoryBuff: Cya 70s Take care.
klassicglass: have a good evening I found him on 1850-1880 non ppopulation schedule
Selma: I don't understand?
klassicglass: trying to find out if that meant anything that census record
Daviss: Wb Historybuff
klassicglass: just wondering is that something different than the 1870 and 1880 census
Selma: Send me a link..so I can see...
Selma: Ok folks..past my bedtime..
Daviss: ok take care
Selma: See you tomorrow..for Sun Brunch..Good night
HistoryBuff: Good nite Selma
Daviss: I guess I will head out also
klassicglass: everyone have a good nite. I have to be to work at 7 a.m.
HistoryBuff: Take care Daviss.
Daviss: I am looking for my magnifying glass so I can study a will ok klassic have a good nite
HistoryBuff: Wow good nite klassicglass
Daviss: thats what happens when I have too much on my mind HistoryBuff lol
HistoryBuff: I think I can relate Daviss
Daviss: hahaha I blew up a will and Inv then bought a Mag glass now I guess i need another pair of glasses to find what i lost
HistoryBuff: I was looking over a family tree for my maternal grandfather and discovered a lot of surnames.
Daviss: great History
HistoryBuff: I've had to do that too, Daviss.
Daviss: hope you have much success
HistoryBuff: My maternal grandfather was one of thirteen. I'm composing an introductory letter to a cousin in the DC metro area. Thanks for the encouragement
Daviss: Good! be sure and let me know if you get an answer
HistoryBuff: I will.
Daviss: ok thx.. nite nite my friend
HistoryBuff: Good nite my friends.