2013-09-20 • Researching families
alt: hey daviss, lonely???? LOL
daviss: hi Alt! lol I am that
alt: how ya doing today? hope you;re starting to feel better.
daviss: I just looked at your pics on OBA nice......
alt: yeah, just finished putting them up there thanks!!!!
daviss: Love it alt!! so was the group pic you guys took.
alt: just trying to show some of the stuff you can find on your family when you research and get lucky.
daviss: yes, and people appreciate that alt
alt: hello khathu.. how goes it?
khathu: Hello daviss and alt Going well
daviss: hello khathu! Those markers are in great shape too alt!
alt: good khathu, anything new & exciting for us today? Yes they are considering their age daviss
khathu: I think my Lorenzo Williams may have been freed before 1860
alt: this is the CW vet who was working on the steamboats?
daviss: where was he btw 61 and 63 khathu?
alt: there might be a manumission paper for him somewhere if that is the case
AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.
alt: or there might be a labor contract/agreement with his 'owner' and the steamship company.
AYWalton: Howdy alt, daviss, hello khathu.
daviss: Heyyyyy Missy!
alt: hello AYWalton, Good Friday to ya!!
AYWalton: hope all is well, with you daviss.
khathu: According to his pension file he was in the union army. But I locate a Lorenzo Moore in Linn County, Kansas Terrirtiory.
AYWalton: wassup alt?
daviss: ehhh so so AyWalton!
AYWalton: I have been busy blogging and working on various projects.
alt: watching khathu 'bounce in and out of chat'
AYWalton: I wrote a piece on a Black watchmaker that I found in Muskogee OK, in the early 1900s. even found a photo on him.
daviss: I see that AYWalton.. I just saw your posting on the Watchmaker
AYWalton: alt those headstones are in good shape!
khathu: Probably a hint I should be focusing on the session. Ttyl
alt: I saw where you had posted, but haven't read it yet AYWalton
AYWalton: no problem, take your time. Fridays are always busy for me--with podcasting and all.
alt: yes, we cleaned them up the day before the ceremony, but the cemetery is well maintained by a Boy Scout troop and the Township Trustees
AYWalton: that's great! Hello there Mizz Selma!
alt: what's Up Ms Selma?
daviss: hello there Selma!
Selma: Good afternoon alt, AY, daviss and Khathu when he returns
alt: Khathu is having trouble staying with us today
daviss: mabe its the phone usage alt..
alt: I reckon daviss
AYWalton: so is everybody geared up to watch the Genealogy Road show on Monday? it will make a star out of Kenyatta and Josh.
daviss: thanks for the reminder AYWalton I had forgotten
Selma: Oh yes..should we have a chat AY?
alt: I'm ready for it and the 'new' Gates series whenever that is supposed to start. hello Seventies
Selma: Think Gates is in October
daviss: Hello Seventies!
Seventies: "Good" afternoon all
AYWalton: I guess we should.
Selma: Afternoon Seventies
AYWalton: Gates is later I think as well. howdy Seventies. I know two folks who were runners up for co-hosts--Lisa Lee and Nicka Smith were finalists. but they selected Kenyatta.
alt: AYWalton . told ya I was a mtDNA cousin with Gates' daddy's momma, didn't I?
AYWalton: perhaps we should create a room.
daviss: send me the particulars AYWalton and or Selma and I will post on Forum
AYWalton: no alt I did not realize that! So you are cousins huh? "yall be kin."
alt: yeah from FTDNA.. their full sequence mtDNA test
daviss: and of course I probably will be left out for this chat also but thats the way it is
Seventies: Now see, I was told by a common dna cousin that my DNA sample was also connected with Gates... hhhmmm
alt: naw AYWalton, I'm related to his daddy's momma LOL LOL
AYWalton: I guess we shall create a room called Genealogy Road Show, and have our chats going on.
Seventies: When does that show air?
AYWalton: well, than yall be kin. lol Monday evening, Seventies.
Seventies: ok not one of my TV watching days.. lol
AYWalton: oh well.....I am sure there will be archived episodes.
alt: Yeah Gates is one of my Irish cousins
Seventies: Usually my TV catch up time is on the weekends.
AYWalton: could be interesting. daviss how is Basecamp coming?
Seventies: Well can't be my cousin then. Must've been a DNA mistake.. lol
daviss: dunno AYWalton, I have not been back there for a couple of days
Seventies: Anyone reading "12 Years A Slave"? Its been a while since I've seen the film.
AYWalton: I have it on my Kindle, but not in a rush to read it.
alt: nope, not on my radar
AYWalton: I won't see the film, as I don't do slave movies and graphic violence.
daviss: I did do a lot of deleting for some states though. Rather overwhelming
Seventies: Well I'm taking my family because I feel that they need to see it.
AYWalton: I have seen enough of whipping slaves, and raping women. I know the story.
Seventies: All of main black actors in this new version are African... refreshing.
AYWalton: I think some things can leave scars. I was traumatized by Sankofa. I was done after that.
alt: I'm seeing talk of the 'old' Mandingo movie with Ken Norton.... didn't Dione Warrick do a semi-nude scene in that movie?????
Seventies: Sankofa was very well done. IMO I met the lead actress. She's an Ifa priestess.
AYWalton: I don't need to see the horrors to know that something was of horror. I could not even tell you who was in it.
Seventies: alt, yea I'm surprised that no one has talked about the death of Ken Norton...
AYWalton: hello there, Historbuff.
Selma: Afternoon Historybuff
daviss: I remember Mandingo and Ken Norton
Seventies: I believe that's what causing all the talk about the movies he was in.
Historybuff: Hey Alt, AYWalton, Daviss, Selma and Seventies.
Seventies: Hi Historybuff
daviss: Not sure if I remember Warrick being Semi alt
AYWalton: Historybuff are you still volunteering at the Civil War Museum?
daviss: Hello HistoryBuff
Historybuff: Only at special events. Got a question?
daviss: I had all those books back in the day alt
AYWalton: No I was just wondering how it was going. No particular questions.
alt: is that right daviss!! hi HistoryBuff
Historybuff: Cool. I volunteer during events when I can. My hectic work schedule is challenge my off duty time able.
daviss: I had bought all those series but they were destroyed in a fire in my grandmothers garage
Historybuff: Which series were those Daviss?
alt: how terrible daviss
daviss: Mandingo, Drum, Falconhurst series
AYWalton: I remember when those books were out.
Seventies: oh you had Falconhurst? wow.
daviss: reading and rocking my afro lol
Seventies: Hey I'm rocking an afro now! lol
Historybuff: Oh okay. I visited the U.S. Capitol for the past 2 days and met Lizzie Jenkens a descendant of some of the victims of the Rosewood Massacre.
AYWalton: oh wow. That must have been moving, Historybuff.
daviss: thats wonderful HB
Seventies: Were they there for a special event related to the Rosewood Massacre?
Historybuff: It was I felt so honored. We had lunch with a few of our sorors and exchanged business cards.
AYWalton: sounds like it was a good experience, HistoryBuff
Historybuff: We were participating in our Zeta On the Hill Day Programs learning about advocacy and meeting with our congressional representatives to support legislation on infant mortality research, anti-bullying and eldercare rights.
daviss: Do you take pictures of all these folks you meet HB?
alt: did my thing with the DAR group this past Tuesday.. my presentation was in the middle of the meeting so I had to stay for the business portion of their meeting....
AYWalton: oh gracious! You are a strong soul, alt.
Historybuff: I heard that Alt. Good work sir.
daviss: How did that make you feel alt
Selma: So how did it go alt?
Historybuff: So now you have served as an eyewitness what their activities involve.
alt: they were polite & receptive to what I had to say .. while they looked down their collective noses at the 'colored guy' talking about the UGRR & Freedom LOL LOL
Seventies: lol lol
Historybuff: But in this you have correctly put folks on notice about the realty of the U.S. history.
Seventies: Our office is so empty right now. I am tempted to just take a couple of personal hours!
AYWalton: are you an SAR member alt? I would think that they are also tea-party types.
alt: no, I'm not AYWalton
AYWalton: ahh ok. well folks I have to run, got tons of things to do. Have a great Friday. Will see some of you online, perhaps Monday for the Roadshow Chat.
Historybuff: I hear you, Seventies,
Selma: Folks..gotta run to the Post Office
AYWalton: Have a good afternoon.
Selma: Have a great day
Seventies: bye AYWalton
Historybuff: I'm so slow
daviss: after all my years of hunt and peck my speed has not picked up any lol
Seventies: I'm going to focus my research on my maternal grandmother's fathers parents and their families.
Historybuff: Thanks for letting me know that I'm in good company, Daviss.
alt: Historybuff, I dated a Zeta Phi Beta for about a year when I was in college
Seventies: The McFarlands, Earls (direct & collateral), Henyards, Washingtons, Westrope and Walkers.
daviss: dang good thing I read that over alt, I was stuck on about a year
Seventies: All resided in Wilkinson Co and Adams Co. MS
alt: that sounds like a full plate Seventies
Historybuff: Ah yeah. I trust you parted good company.
Seventies: It is, but I have done some initial research on the families.
alt: oh yeah Historybuff, she was a sweetheart!!!!!
Seventies: Right now I'm working on tracing the children and grandchildren of Peter and Millie McFarland.
Historybuff: sounds good, Alt.
alt: well Seventies, if they have large families and you also focus on the siblings and their descendants that can be a "lot of research"
Historybuff: Indeed Seventies
Seventies: Yes, I've found a few desecendants of their children up to the late 70's. A grandson Albert McFarland Jr. who died in Chicago. Had children who lived between N.O. and Chicago.
Historybuff: Nice work, Seventies.
daviss: good work Seventies
Seventies: Honestly, it was very easy locating him and good thing is that they lived together with their mom and sister in N.O. up through 1940. as well as some of his children.
alt: I know the nine siblings of my mother's father keeps me quite busy
Seventies: I bet... lol
daviss: I still to this day have not found my mother in 1940 SMH
Historybuff: I have the same issue with my father and the 1940 census record. They probably misspelled his name.
Seventies: Peter and Milly had 5 children, Roxie, Julius, Thomas, Albert and Mary.... I wouldn't have ever found them if it hadn't been for the help of alt a few years ago! *smooches*
alt: since my mother's brother died when he was 11 years old and my father had no siblings that reached adulthood I have no 1st cousins to reach... 2nd cousin is as close as I can get to family
Seventies: daviss, you know I was in Houston a while back .... lol
Seventies: lol you want to get to that coffee... lol
daviss: yep lol
Seventies: go on lol
daviss: take care folks :}
Historybuff: LOL LOL
Seventies: daviss is a mess! lol
Historybuff: Bye good folks
Seventies: lol OK I've got to run too.. see y'all later!