2013-07-20 • Deannie talks MAAGI
vkn: Good evening on Saturday It is now straight up 9PM No words at all from Daviss. She is somewhere in the Atlanta area. I think her events are at Stone Mountain and that she is in residence at Hartsfield Jackson withabout 20-30 miles in between depending on the route one takes I suspect her big event is tonight and she will take flight tomorrow. Regrets at not feasting eyes on her BUT it is NOT about me. Hope all GA peeps have seen the Tax digests which lists Freedmen 1871-75 and the poll they paid. Found grandfather Geo Benham, John Benham, Daniel Benhamn and a Wesley Brnham Well the BenhamNation is having their big event at the Essex hotel in Chicago at right about this time. All best wishes to nephew Mike hudson as he makes his salute to the ancestors Gotta figure out who is George W Benham. I also see Hopkins grandfather for Sadonya Howdy Mz Selma
Selma: Good evening vkn vkn..are you in the room chatting with yourself..interesting conversation re: daviss and GA records.. LOL
vkn: lol lol Well gotta talk at someone. Just saw the GA tax digest for Bartow County on Thursday
Selma: On family search?
vkn: On Ancestry Trying the new search that alt talked about
Selma: and how is that going
vkn: Cannot tell as yet
Selma: Went to symposium today..plus have the kiddies.
vkn: ohhh and how was that
Selma: Pretty good..it was held at a church in Yorktown, VA..which was founded in 1867 (although in another location not to far)..
vkn: How far is that from you
Selma: About 20 Minutes..
vkn: a snap of a trip
Selma: Yorktown was under Union Control during the Civil War.. There was a contraband camp there..called Slab Town..
vkn: I see. Did many turn out for the event?
Selma: Yes..good turnout.. Bennie Mcrae would have loved.it
vkn: Great was the facility air cooled or were you fanning?
Selma: 3 authors historians there.. One who wrote a book on the Peninsula Campaign, another on Army of Slaves on the 4th and 6th USCT
vkn: Sounds most interesting. Were there handouts you can share?
Selma: No none..wish
Selma: after the War ..ex-slaves purchased land in the area which the contraband camp was..
vkn: I see and did they hold on to the land?
Selma: This property was also on the land that was part of the area of the American Revolution was fought..
vkn: oh my historic plus
Selma: In the 1960's...the Park Service in anticipation of the 200 Anniversary of the last battle of the Revolution which was in 1981..bascially made them sell the land to expand the historic park
vkn: I see 1981, the last battle lol
Selma: It was a big fight..but they lost..
vkn: I just bet it was a biggie
Selma: The site of the 1st church and the cemetery is across the street from the battlefiled
Selma: We actually went to the commemoration in 1981..Regan and Mitterand were present..it was a big deal..
vkn: Was there a tour today or have you been there previously?
Selma: I didn't know all the background then
deannie: Evening all...selma, vkn
Selma: I didn't know about the location of the contraband camp
vkn: Howdy Mz deannie Have you recovered from MAAGI as yet ?
Selma: Evening deannie
vkn: I just bet you learned a lot deannie
deannie: Yes...but I have not gone through my material yet...I going to make myself a calender to use the things I learned every month
vkn: Great idea
deannie: Yes I did I enjoyed myself...I love meeting everyone...and I located the picture we took in Ft Wayne,
deannie: The dorms
khathu: Good evening everyone
Selma: Were you all in the same class deannie?
vkn: Selma will you be doing Ft Wayne
Selma: Good evening khathu When is htat vkn?
vkn: Khathu Now not to test my memory Selma lol
Selma: Only thing I am probably going to outside of my area is AAHGS in Oct
vkn: and Selma that is Nashville?
deannie: No, I shared a dorm with 4 different rooms...with a living room. One of the ladies (Nettie) she was in track 2...the rest of us was in track 3
Selma: Yes..gotta send in my registration
deannie: 4=3 (i was the 4th)
vkn: Nettie is one smart research cookie Deannie. Was Betty Craft there?
deannie: No, she did come up in...I have not seen her for a while....Yes,,,she's one of two her twin is Lettie
vkn: Any Cartwright news Khathu? Yes Nettie & Lettie
khathu: Yes, I located one of the grandsons (Alfred Cartwright) in New Orlean in 1870. His occupation was listed as M City Officer any idea what a M City Officer is?
vkn: Now how about that. Congrats !!!
deannie: Yes, they are big cheeses in our society....lol
Selma: No clue khathu
khathu: In addition, I pulled a lot of marriage, death and birth records on the family today at the FHC in Kensington, MD
Selma: Maybe jhonora knows..
khathu: Police Officer maybe?
vkn: Jari would have that answer Khathu
Selma: If it is something specific to NO
vkn: Municipal maybe ? deannie how many went from Chi ?
khathu: Municipal City Officer...that makes sense
vkn: and Deannie are you registering for next year?
deannie: About 10 or 11
Selma: Yes..that does make sense
deannie: No,I did not have cash or a check but I will be send it in after I send my daughter back to school...I will be right back
vkn: Great numbers. Did Saundra Brown attend Deannie
Selma: Khathu doesn't NO have city directories? If there are then it might list what he does..the ones in from this area do
khathu: okay, I will check for them
vkn: Also Khathu you might try the MOCAVO search site
deannie: No, I do not know her...is she in the Chicago society
vkn: and Alt is giving glowing reports about the new search features at Ancestry Yes Deannie Saundra was Prez of the group with Cristal Simmons Yes Deannie Saundra was Prez of the group with Cristal Simmons but that has been longer than ten yearsago
deannie: That was before I joined...I will asks one of the twin's who she is
vkn: Saundra taught music anddrama in the Chi school system. She is retired now
deannie: No do not know her...but she is someone to meet
vkn: Well the hour wanes and nap time calls. Gotta beat Selma to the draw lol lol
vkn: Y'all be good. C ya 2morry
Selma: Time for me to run.. Good night deannie and khathu
khathu: good night