2013-06-06 • Slaves Robt E Lee
vkn: howdy historybuff
HistoryBuff: Hey Vkn
vkn: and how you be today
HistoryBuff: I'm good How about you?
vkn: not too bad how goes the research Watching pictues on laptop monitor oops desktop
HistoryBuff: Got a lot of studying to Do re: DNA analysis &. Interpretation
vkn: DNA gets me confused I have a 23&Me kit here now Howdy Selma
HistoryBuff: I need to be able to explain it
Selma: Afternoon History and vkn
HistoryBuff: Hey Selma
vkn: Selma I just downloaded the SCLATER family of Virginia from Persi
Selma: Great vkn.. Who did the work?
vkn: Not remembering lol
vkn: It is only 26 pages
Selma: What journal is it from? PES PERSI is just an index to the periodicals.. Where is PERSI available?
vkn: Maybe I hit the books tab
Selma: It is a wonderful resource
vkn: But the download is on desktop and I am on laptop
vkn: I guess Angela is on way to Southern California Then she goes to B'ham
Selma: She definitely has more ENERGY than me
vkn: PERSI on HeritageQuest Selma me also
vkn: Power outage here today for a few hours
Selma: Does it have to do with the Storm vkn? We will have heavy rain and wind starting tomorrow afternoon
vkn: Yes Andrea I think
Selma: I have to go to the store..have company want to pick up some things before it hits
vkn: Storm is on way to Eastern coast
Selma: Yes..we have weather alerts scrolling across our TV at the bottom We have a lot of boaters here..so warning about the wind
vkn: This one hit near Clear Water FL
vkn: so what means umph History lol
HistoryBuff: It's an incredulous expression.
vkn: oh ok
vkn: Still trying to find a SLATTER slaveholder who has no vital info VERY strange
Family: Hey y'all, HistoryBuff, Selma and vkn
vkn: Dies intestate with an inventory but no history
HistoryBuff: Hey Family.
vkn: Howdy Family how you be
Family: I am fine... how you? Did we lose Selma to tennis?? lol
Selma: No I am here..
vkn: Good to see you here. How goes the research Family
Selma: and who is Family?
Family: Pretty good. Just fine tuning my research plan for this summer. Seventies.
vkn: ahhhhh so
Selma: I have said more than once..I can only keep up with 1 name per person.. LOL
Family: I made a big ole list of repositories I'm going to visit.. lol okay okay brb
Selma: It was a joke
Seventies: Wa-La I'm here... lol
HistoryBuff: Hey Seventies. Lol
vkn: Me too Selma so my focus is SCLATER for now but I do toy a bit with Lee Patterson whose folk say he is a descend from a Robert E Lee slave I guess Khathu is making his presentation long bout now
Seventies: Robert Lee from VA??
vkn: Yes Seventies so goes the folklore
Seventies: I was under the impression that his enslaved 'property' was all from the wife. Am I wrong? His claim to fame was that he was a military man who went to West Point...
vkn: Well there is a question about who owned whom
Seventies: As there should be. . .
vkn: but Lee claims to have owned none
Seventies: the way I understand it is that after his father in law died he was left his land and slaves. Perhaps there was another Robert Lee... which is likely... lol
vkn: Yes same understanding as I have
Seventies: Oral history has its limitations.
vkn: I think from Rappahannock VA?
Selma: He was the executor of his father in laws estate.. The father in law did emancipate a number of them
Seventies: wow, I didn't know that.
vkn: Is there an inventory Selma?
Selma: Hold on
vkn: holding lol
Selma: I will have to check..
vkn: HistoryBuff any new with BELL
Seventies: okay.... but that's some interesting information.
vkn: Most interesting
HistoryBuff: Not at this time. Vkn.
vkn: okies thanx
Selma: Folks..have to run and get Storm supplies..(extra food)..got company and need to keep them happy, if it really does rain bad tomorrow. Will check my Lee stuff..to make sure I am correct Will send in an email later
HistoryBuff: later. Selma.
vkn: Thanx so very much Selma
Selma: OK..hold on I am back
HistoryBuff: I'm moving on also. Bye all.
Selma: I found it vkn and seventies
vkn: okies spill the beans take all care History
Selma: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12393-179160-25?cc=1596147&wc=6960917 I found this in VA RG 105... It appears to be a copy of the father in laws will
Selma: See if you can open
vkn: hold on
Seventies: Looking at it now...
Selma: Ok..it actually begins on image 216... It was the Custis estate..his father in law was a Custis
vkn: I am looking will save to computer Thanx a zillon for the link
Selma: You can also Google Custis slaves..there is website or something which talks about the slaves he emancipated OK...now on to WALMART..where America shops
Selma: \Bye..have a great dy
Seventies: I'm heading out too. later y'all