2013-08-12 • Leavell in SC
daviss: Heyyy alt hi there alt!
alt: Hello daviss, how are you doing today?
daviss: I am well, what about you?
alt: doing fine, did the 'usual' tour of facebook pages this morning.
daviss: lol I saw that, and read your response
alt: Hello Selma
Selma: Good afternoon alt and daviss
daviss: Hello there Selma!
Selma: OOps mornin daviss
daviss: lol no problem Selma
alt: on the DNA front daviss, be careful of what you ask for ... I've had an unusual number of request for genome sharing this past week... about 6-7 and they are all over the place Black & white.
daviss: lol now you know you don't have to accept all.. I looked last night and have no new ones on 23. I do have 5 this morning from Ancestry which are way out in the universe i am not that fond of Ancestry
alt: me neither, I don't even bother to go to their page for "new" relatives anymore... you can't do much with their search features on ancestryDNA.
daviss: I transferred my data from 23 to FTDNA in May but still have not been able to move their results to Gedmatch
alt: Selma,poor Tiger, huh? what do you get when you transfer 23andme results to FTDNA? matches on Family Finder? anything beyond that?
daviss: I keep getting an error msg and two responses from them saying that they are working on the problem but don't have a time limit
HistoryBuff: Hey all How's it going?
alt: hello HistoryBuff, how goes it?
vkn: Good howdy to all
Selma: Yep wasn't his best Afternoon History buff
alt: howdy Ms vkn
Selma: Afternoon vkn
daviss: I just want to see if the tools they use are comparable to 23 and if different how much hello HistoryBuff
vkn: afternoon alt daviss History Selma
alt: FTDNA tools on FTDNA daviss? Oops FTDNA tools compared to 23andme tools daviss?
daviss: and of course everyone that utilized Family Finder may not download the results to Gedmatch so that may be another plus to pick up cousins
Selma: VKN..did Mary Denton's will give you any information
daviss: yes alt hello vkn
HistoryBuff: Howdy Selma Daviss Vkn
vkn: Yes it did but will require more research
HistoryBuff: Did. I miss anyone?
vkn: Will is 4 pages 11x17
alt: LOL @ vkn.... answers seem to always lead to more questions, huh vkn?
vkn: Too many
HistoryBuff: Hey alt
alt: what's up HistoryBuff?
Selma: You printed it out vkn? Or copied it Afternoon Khathu
alt: Hello Khathu
Khathu: Hello alt, daviss, HistoryBuff, Selma and vkn
vkn: Made xerox copies of entire will Selma
daviss: hello khathu
Selma: OK good...
vkn: howdy doody Khathu
alt: vkn, is the Will on FamilySearch for Alabama Estate Records?
HistoryBuff: Hey Khathu
vkn: It is Georgia Alt and did not explore on familySearch as yet
alt: Oops, GA, not Alabama
Khathu: I just located a petition pertaining to the division of the enslaved property of Frances Leavell that she received from her husband John in 1826. Frances' children were attempting to get their mother to sell the four enslaved individuals. One of them may be my gggg grandmother and her mother
Selma: Wow What state and county is this?
Khathu: Newberry District, South Carolina
Selma: You found on line?
vkn: Interesting Khathu
Khathu: I found the reference online but I wrote to the SC Archive for the the actual record. Frances' son Robert Leavell married Eliza Booze. Eliza's father Henry gave her Laura as a wedding present. Laura is my ggg grandmother.
alt: Khathu, you've been having some success here lately... how many family lines have you uncovered and are now working on?
Khathu: After his death he gave her two additional enslaved individuals Isaac and Martha I was unaware that Eliza's husband had any enslaved property of his own. So this is definitely a new discovery.
alt: Khathu, do all or most of these family lines end up in Texas?
Khathu: atl I am working on maybe 5 lines at the moment
alt: wonderful Khathu, that is great!!!!!
Khathu: All of them with the exception of my paternal grandfather's line. They are divided between Louisiana and North carolina
alt: okay, & the NC folks ended up in Brazil, Indana, right?
Khathu: I'm a scatter brain so it works best for me to work on multiple lines at the same time No they ended up in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
vkn: Whatever works Khathu
alt: me too Khathu. that's also my approach and this way you always have something else to look for when you hit a wall on one family
Khathu: The Brazil, Indiana folks are my ggg grandfather's sister family. They relocated from Goochland County, VA to Brazil, Indiana exactly alt
alt: you do have folks that ended up in Brazil, IN tho' Khathu?
Khathu: Yes, I do Betsy (nee Ransom) Harris and some of her children I am not sure if her husband Isham Harris died before, during and after the trip to Indiana
Selma: When did they migrate to Indiana?
alt: right, Brazil is about 10-15 miles from my Thomas family in Greencastle, IN and these people "hit' Indiana at approximately the same time.
Khathu: Betsy died in Brazil, IN in 1910. They migrated there in the mid-1880s
alt: they were from NC tho' Khathu, right?
Khathu: No Goochland County, VA
alt: Oops, I'll get it straight eventually LOL
vkn: Selma at least the Denton Will shows the other two named Mary are nieces and she has a son James A Denton
alt: there was a BIG migration/recruitment effort to that part of Indiana in the mi-to-late 1880's by the A.M.E. church folks to work in the quarry's in that area.
Khathu: I am pretty excited about this new lead on the Leavell. Writing these case studies up really shows some of the gaps I have in my research I've been wondering why they migrated to that particular area.
alt: well, you covering multiple lines Khathu, so there has to be 'holes' vkn, is one of the Mary's the wife of the guy who we were speaking of a few weeks back?
vkn: Have not sorted that out as yet Alt re FULCHER. It does show that FULCHER sold home to Allegro/a by order of the Superior Court
alt: okay vkn.. there's work to do LOL LOL
Selma: vkn..so the Mary Fulcher was the niece of Denton?
Selma: Khathu..have you found them in Goochland County
Khathu: alt - find it interesting that people are refuse to use FHC and familysearch because they are part of the Mormon Church, crazy
vkn: Interestingly the name Fulcher is not mentioned. I will send will so you can help me in the sorting out
HistoryBuff: Gotta run Take care folks.
Selma: Ok..will read along side the other one
alt: yep Khathu, old habits and hurt feelings die hard
Khathu: Yes, Selma - I found them in Goochland Co. Betsy and her family were enslaved by Edwin J. Duval. He acquired her through his first wife Emily Moody in 1842. She acquired Betsy from her father Jameson Moody of Chesterfield County, VA in 1842. That is how Betsy got separate from the rest of her family.
Selma: I shoulda known you were on the ball Khathu.. LOL
alt: I had a 'bad taste' in my mouth with the LDS from my days traceling to Ogden/Provo & Salt Lake city in the 1970's... they were not treating us too kindly back then
Khathu: I can imagine
vkn: Interesting page on FB initiated by Tim Pinnick re research in university libraries. Did y'all see?
alt: yes vkn, Tim is doing a good job addressing research at University Libraries
Selma: Great stuff in University Libraries
vkn: Certainly there is
Selma: I imagine that most of these genealogical sites..have a connection to the LDS church
alt: and not only there in person, but also a lot of good stuff online
vkn: Excellent research backgrounds
Selma: Folks I have to run... Have a great day
Khathu: alright, I need to go grab something to eat.
vkn: Y'all be good Will send you will alt
alt: I found the Powell Papers at East Carolina Univ. Powell is the uncle of the Dickens fellow who had the realtionship with a 3rd great-grandmother in Edgecombe co.. NC .. Powell & Dickens were both M.D.'s and treated the enslaved populations in Edgecombe co.
alt: guess it is quittin' time, huh?
vkn: Will need your help to know how to share new data alt
alt: oh, did y'all see the thing on the Aunt Jemima commercials? very interesting
vkn: I did not see
alt: okay, I'll help if I can
vkn: Daviss has link to VIP account will send to alt and then to decide
alt: oh btw vkn.. I need some help in how-to for posting Obits to AfriGeneas.
vkn: lol ok I thought we fixed that
alt: If that feature is working I think I need to renew profile with UN/pw for posting
vkn: Talk with you later today alt
alt: okay vkn...Anita & I will be gone this PM for a few hours and won't be home until this evening
vkn: Daviss did your obits post?
daviss: yes vkn
vkn: okies Alrighty alt
alt: Daviss, send me by email the 411 on how-to please
daviss: I will alt
alt: wonderful daviss
vkn: Y'all be good
alt: bye y'all