AfriGeneas States Research Forum
Re: 1880 Orangeburg SC
In Response To: 1880 Orangeburg SC ()
This is my 93-year-old pastor's family, and these are his maternal grandparents. Thank you so much.
I got the brainstorm to do this the 2nd Sunday of this month, didn't mention it to him. I knew his mother's name and found her in a death index, and set off from there. Within a week, ONE WEEK, I had found them from 1900 forward. PLUS, made contact with his first cousin, once removed!!!! Who has pictures she wants to send to me to see if her 93-year-old cousin can identify them. My pastor has no children, no family locally, and contact with just one cousin that I know of, so how cool is this??
And get this, the cousin told me that the grandfather went to Africa with Chief Sam's illfated back-to-Africa movement which pre-dated Garvey. (He returned home.) My pastor remembers this about his grandfather, tho it took place about the time he was born. Said his grandfather was always proud of the fact that he went.