2013-02-15 • Jason Hicks • FPOC
Daviss: hi alt
alt: hello Daviss, how's it going today?
Daviss: it's going, what about you
alt: been busy with the forums (postings) & DNA communications with Kathleen.. she holds Ms. Vicky Daviss-Mitchell in HIGH REGARD!!!!!
alt: yep moi
Daviss: well thats nice to hear... I like her, she is a nice and sincere person
alt: okay, I'll hang with her on your recommendation LOL
Daviss: lol lol
alt: were you with Bernice last night on her talk show?
Daviss: no alt, I forgot about it. i am having an issue with my brother who is in the hospital in Dallas. I may have to go, its not looking good. My stomach is now in knots
alt: oh my, you have my prayers Daviss
Daviss: gracias alt....
alt: Hello Ms Selma... how ya doing today?
Daviss: Hello Selma
Selma: Good Friday afternoon alt and daviss.. Just got back from Walmart..2 hours..think I overdid it Sorry to hear about your brother daviss.
Daviss: lol are you saying that your wallet feels a big relief Selma
alt: oh,oh an early nap is on the horizon LOL
Selma: No...the store was big and I walked too much...LOL
Daviss: thanks Sel ohhhhh I see
Selma: Shoulda got the scooter.. LOL
alt: they have them at the Walmart here... how bout there in VA? you just didn't think you needed one?
Selma: Oh yes..we have...I didn't mean to be there that long..busy trying to get 1/2 price Valentine's stuff..
alt: oh my..... the cost of saving a few bucks LOL LOL
Selma: I just wasn't thinking..
Daviss: I see someone else chimed in on the star on the marker but no real answer
Selma: Hopefully Historybuff shows up..she volunteers there at the Museum
Daviss: oh yeah thats right
Selma: I was thinking of just calling them and asking
alt: Selma, I was hoping Debbie would relate the Jason Hicks thing last night in the context of FPOC getting out of Southampton Co., VA and the surrounding areas as a result of the Nat Turner rebellion ..... same time frame & a whole bunch of FPOC left that area and came to Ohio about the same time.
Selma: I typed his name in the chat..but no one picked up on it They were under great pressure...
alt: I sure did not
Selma: and not only in Southampton
Daviss: speaking of lol
alt: right, but the surrounding areas, including in NC
Selma: Speaking of Historybuff and she appears.. Hi
HistoryBuff: Hey Alt, Daviss, and Selma.
alt: Hello HistoryBuff
Selma: Through out the South...he was the slave owners worst nightmare
Daviss: hi HistoryBuff
Selma: History buff we have a question
HistoryBuff: What's the buzz?
Daviss: did you hear your name called History lol
Selma: Ok ask the question alt.. LOL
HistoryBuff: What is the question?
alt: HistoryBuff, the symbol behind the names of the USCT's on the Memorial in Washington DC .....Stars, circles & diamonds ... what does the symbol mean??? any idea?
HistoryBuff: Yes, I saw the post and looking through my notes now.
alt: okay thanks
Daviss: be right back.. gotta find something for stomach sheesh
Selma: Debbie is "ole school" alt.. LOL, which is fine with me
Daviss: ok back
alt: Selma, I was also hoping Debbie would speak to the groupings of folks from plantations being freed ... using cluster genealogy to determine the family lines from just being plantation kin.
Selma: It was only an hour alt... LOL
Daviss: lol lol
HistoryBuff: At some the star I believe denotes a soldier who had served in more that one regiment.
Daviss: I need to listen today
alt: yeah, that ain't much time and with the questions coming in it really goes fast.
Daviss: oh they had lots of questions?
alt: well, comments from the the Chat room Daviss
Daviss: mabe she will have her on for another round?
HistoryBuff: I never amalgamated my notes. I ment tod get to it.
Selma: I have heard a number of terms other than "cluster genealogy"..you got "FAN"..friends and family...
alt: right Selma and I think I was calling the concept .. community genealogy
Daviss: does she recommend going beyond a precinct
Selma: As my first genealogy teacher Mrs. Rawlings, she was director of the FHC here when I started..she said when you look at the census..you look 10 to 12 page back and front.this is the community in which you ancestor lived
alt: but the idea is in just going beyond your immediate family lines as we sift through the records
Selma: lived, worked, died..etc...
Daviss: some of those census have a multitude of precincts especially in Texas being so vast
Selma: Oh yes I know daviss..but folks unfortunately don't pay attention to what is written up top
alt: right.. and even in a family.. example 1940 .. I'm listed as nephew to head of household & my father, in the same house is listed as a boarder... unless you went deeper than what was reported you might never make that connection... the nephew is the son of the boarder and also is a nephew to the head of the household
Daviss: how could I tell you were the nephew to the boarder if I were looking alt without Cluster
alt: it is stated as such in the "relation to head of the household" Daviss
Selma: You would have to figure it out..but our job is to find out the relationships of everyone in the household
Daviss: right but that is only to the head alt
alt: right Daviss, but we need to know something about the people enumerated other than their name and relation to HOH... hence the cluster methodology of following up on the people in a place at a certain time. at least that is my concept of the cluster methodology
Daviss: now, boarder can be tricky also..........could be a relation to the wife
alt: I just looked out the window .. we're having a SNOW STORM LOL LOL
Selma: Wow..wonder if it heading our way
alt: right Daviss..... HistoryBuff, do you think a call to the memorial site, or a question on the website will get us the answer to the symbols? gotta be a pretty simple explanation
Daviss: there is a boarder living in my gr grands house in 1900. His name is Cuba Hailey but before and after I have not been able to find him anywhere
Selma: Well get yourself "clustering" daviss and find out who he is.... LOL
HistoryBuff: Yes I can do that also. I just feel so bad since I visited that information. I think I even related the information to Seventies.
Daviss: doing that Selma lol thanks to AY but nada nada comes up so far
alt: I was thinking the same thing Selma... Debbie says to STOP and find out who Cuba Haley is. LOL LOL LOL
Selma: Sometimes a "boarder" is just a "boarder"..and sometimes not.. LOL
Daviss: There are a couple Haileys but not in Prec before 1900 and very few after
alt: I can just see Daviss stopping her hunt for mariah to determine who Cuba Haley is LOL LOL
Daviss: I need to run folks.. gotta find something to get rid of this feeling talk later
Selma: YOu take care Time for me to run too... Have a great day.
alt: guess I'm outta here too