Strange Town Names
Chatters In Room
11:07:19 :vicky :happy day POWs freed
11:07:38 :lyndam :Hi Vicky!!!! Tyler is in Smith County.
11:07:46 :KayInn :Yeahhhhh for Shoshanna and all the rest
11:07:47 :DeniseO :really? cool
11:08:08 :DeniseO :haven't heard news yet - was too busy on puter
11:08:32 :vicky :thats not that far lyndam
11:08:47 :KayInn :Working on getting Heritage photos scetion up
11:09:14 :DeniseO :photos?
11:09:54 :KayInn :Yes. In the old days we had a place for fokes to share ancestral fotos. So we are ressurecting that
11:18:00 :DeniseO :is okay to live alone - but not okay to have no way to make emergency contact
11:18:50 :KayInn :We have a family telephone ring system where we call someone in the ring daily in such a manner that each person of 20 gets a call daily BUT these things can fail
11:19:04 :DeniseO :yup http://www.1800medalert.com/ Med Alert
11:20:29 :KayInn :Spent most of yesterday in Choccolocco with 90+ year old cousins. My monthly treat even though they tell the same stories over and over They refer to me the 74 year old as "the baby" it is so funny.
11:21:47 :DeniseO :to them you are still in diapers :)
11:22:05 :KayInn :Their memories are quite clear in the family stories they tell.Guess everything is relative.
11:22:50 :Art :Well, remember from 32 tp 16 it was a BIG difference. the "gap' narrows as we get older :)
11:22:50 :DeniseO :they all live near you?
11:23:38 :KayInn :About 15 miles away in the Choccolocco Valley. Community of about 300 people. All are maternal kin.
11:24:07 :DeniseO :ahhh - love that name "Choccolocco"
11:24:17 :vicky :that is great, I am so far away from family it aint funny
11:24:54 :KayInn :Family were 'migrated' here in 1852 when grandfather (1843-1894) was a toddler. Been here ever since Some have never ventured past the borders of Calhoun county. Grandparents had 14 children.
11:26:01 :DeniseO :I wish I was nearer to family - but do stay in touch by phone 14? wow
11:26:17 :vicky :me also Denise
11:26:35 :KayInn :My mother (1892-1974 ) was the youngest of those.
11:27:04 :DeniseO :y'all are a tribe ;)
11:28:15 :Art :I'm glad my "kids" have moved back to this area ....They were in Phoenix and Seattle...nice to have them nearby... even tho' they "bug" the heck out of me...... they forget who the parent is :)
11:28:19 :KayInn :lol
11:28:46 :DeniseO :hehehehe
11:29:07 :lyndam :That starts at 19, I declare :)
11:29:21 :vicky :true, true
11:29:30 :Art :seems that way lyndam
11:30:58 :KayInn :I know what you mean Art Mine are ready to pack me up and send me to tha home any second I keep reminding them that I am the mama
11:32:11 :Art :AM or was ?:)
11:32:28 :lyndam :lol
11:32:39 :KayInn :AM!!!!!!!
11:32:46 :Art :k Still AM!!!
11:33:35 :lyndam :Just to live long enough to see my grandchildren with their parent(s) :) in the same position I am in now...
11:38:04 :Art :Browsing a book ...Blacks in Ohio 1880....gotta tell George about some Geder's found here and they are from VA. with a 70 y/o father-in-law
11:39:16 :DeniseO :lol- he'll be ecstatic
11:45:00 :vicky :lyndam, Tyler is not that far from Marshall
11:46:09 :Art :when is a Junior...not a Junior? same first name different middle name with a Junior tagged after last name. Does a junior have to have same complete name?
11:46:47 :DeniseO :as far as I know - Juniors have same first and middle name
11:47:02 :Art :That's what I thought
11:47:10 :vicky :never seen that before art
11:47:40 :CAK :Morning all
11:47:42 :vicky :I have seen it with junior in the middle
11:47:44 :DeniseO :my cousin Louis Smith Williams the third - father lousi Smith Williams Junior - gand dad Louis Smith Williams Sr 11:48:00 :Art :Was at a funeral friday and the deceased was listed as a Junior...he had different middle name than farher
11:48:24 :vkn :Art that happens a lot
11:48:57 :Art :His middel name was that of a brother to his mother
11:49:10 :DeniseO :I thin people jus tag on "Junior" without goin' by the rules :)
11:49:19 :vkn :Our Clint Hayes was listed as Jr on his funeral program with a different middle name than his dad
11:49:39 :Art :That is this situation vkn
11:49:41 :DeniseO :as long as first name and last name same
11:49:43 :vkn :Denise Black fokes be making our own rules
11:49:47 :DeniseO :heheheheyuppers including naming a son Junior (first name)
11:50:09 :lyndam :Interesting link to the Encyloped. of Louisiana.
Best feature is the 'clickable' map [Places link]
11:50:23 :Art :I don't think these folks knew the father's middle name, just that the first names were the same
11:50:34 :vkn :Well my father was Moultrie (nomiddle name) and my brother was Moultrie Ulysses Benham Jr
11:50:53 :lyndam :lol
11:50:56 :Art :I see
11:51:04 :vkn :Worse than that my brother signatured himself as Moultrie U. Benham II
11:51:38 :vicky :Moultrie is also a last name that ive seen
11:51:42 :DeniseO :hehehe vkn
11:51:46 :vkn :It never phased me until I started doing genealogy
11:52:15 :vkn :Well my eldest son has all last names Slater Hunter King Jr
11:52:39 :DeniseO :keeps the family names goin'
11:52:46 :vicky :right
11:52:58 :Art :If record found with father's middle name on it and it is diffrent from JR. son's middle name...might overlook father
11:53:14 :CAK :Some cultures the children are given t he father
11:53:18 :vkn :Yes and blends/melds paternal and maternal in the instance I cite re son Slater
11:53:19 :Irita :Hey All
11:53:21 :Art :think he is uncle or something
11:53:25 :vicky :mornin irita
11:53:30 :CAK :'s frist name as last name
11:53:31 :DeniseO :I'm still tryin' to figger out if my grandpa's middle name is the name of a county or a family name "Shelby" (TN)
11:53:48 :Art :Irita, finally put the books down, huh?:)
11:54:01 :Irita :still looking
11:54:14 :DeniseO :hows the identification of photos coming Irita?
11:54:16 :vicky :could be, remember yesterdays, New Jersey
11:54:20 :Irita :Dee - did you see the photo of Okey and Dad id is going pretty good
11:54:51 :DeniseO :Yup!!!!!!
11:54:59 :Irita :Art, I have numerous post cards from McConnelsville that I am scanning and will send you
11:55:17 :CAK :reallly?
11:55:22 :Irita :D - did you ask me about a Redman
11:55:27 :vkn :It will go on the mailing list so watch for it
11:55:43 :vicky :lyndam you keep going in and out of my life :) whats up with that
11:55:44 :DeniseO :Irita - that photo is a classic - them hill folks ;)
11:55:47 :CAK :On the main board?
11:56:02 :vkn :No on the list from MsState.Edu
11:56:13 :CAK :ok will check it out
11:56:19 :vkn :Are you on that list CAK?
11:56:23 :CAK :yes
11:56:23 :DeniseO :yup - I asked you about Redman
11:56:36 :CAK :found that one before I found the main forum
11:56:56 :Irita :I saw something in a book by Alvin Adams "Hold on to The Hames" or something like that
11:57:07 :CAK :In fact it was several years before I found the main forum
11:57:16 :DeniseO :lol CAK
11:57:20 :vkn :okies CAK
11:57:21 :vicky :Cak did you get in okay today or change browsers
11:57:36 :CAK :I am still on a different computer
11:57:41 :vkn :Yes CAK I need to follow up that
11:57:51 :Art :Yeah, I didn't know Alvin was a Journalist until this past year...quite a career
11:58:12 :Irita :Dee, Mom also knows of some Redmans from the Zanesville area and in the the MP books
11:58:37 :DeniseO :Irita - hmm - wonder if they are descended from VA Redman's
11:58:47 :CAK :VKN, also meant to mention the other computer is Windows 95
11:58:51 :Irita :culd be
11:59:11 :vicky :VKN send me email with your phone number and I will call you when I get back from Church
11:59:13 :DeniseO :CAK - Win 95 should still be able to access
11:59:23 :vkn :That should not make a difference as I understand it CAK it is all browser related.
11:59:30 :DeniseO :yup vkn cookies
11:59:42 :vkn :256-820-8794
11:59:50 :CAK :That is what I thought but thought it wouldn't hurt to mention it 12:00:05 :vkn :Yes sometimes we need to delete cookies and start over
12:00:18 :DeniseO :lol - actually Win 95 was good proggie - microsoft just forces upgrades on us all
12:00:57 :Art :Irita, I find Stevens next to Honesty's in Barlow Twp...Honesty's are also my wife's folks
12:01:15 :CAK :Central time is one hour behind Eastern time
12:01:31 :DeniseO :that's a nice surname :)
12:01:37 :Irita :Art, Mom says that sounds right
12:01:51 :vkn :Art is there an Ida Wills in your kids line? I asked because of a recent obit from Lincoln AL
12:01:52 :CAK :Mountain is two hours behind
12:01:53 :vicky :iam mountain time so must be 2
12:02:10 :vicky :alright Cak!!!!
12:02:18 :Irita :She knows a Dorothy (Mayle) Honesty in Zville
12:02:21 :CAK :Pacific is three hours behind
12:02:36 :Art :Yes vkn, John Wilson keeps me up on the Obits from that area.
12:02:46 :vkn :ok Art
12:02:47 :DeniseO :crazy US time zones :)
12:03:13 :CAK :Hawaii is just Hawaii but is 5 hours behind Eastern time
12:03:18 :DeniseO :heheheh
12:03:30 :CAK :PR is same time as Eastern
12:03:34 :DeniseO :yup
12:03:37 :lyndam :And Australia? :)lol
12:03:44 :DeniseO :LOL - a day away
12:03:46 :Art :We (wife & me) make the Honesty reunion each year in Z'ville...July
12:03:47 :vkn :and Arizona has its own time when it comes to daylight so called savings?
12:04:03 :CAK :You are on your own when it comes to foreign lands mostly
12:04:07 :vicky :we never change
12:04:23 :DeniseO :time zones drive me crazy when doing astrology charts
12:04:31 :lyndam :The older I get...:)
12:04:32 :vkn :In cement with both feet huh vicky?
12:04:39 :Irita :Art, I haven't been to Zville since 1987
12:04:41 :vicky :hehehehe
12:04:50 :CAK :VKN is Jackson County Central or Eastern time
12:04:54 :Art :is that right Irita
12:04:59 :Irita :RIGHT
12:05:02 :vkn :Central CAK
12:05:05 :Art :WOW
12:05:15 :CAK :Gadsden is Eastern
12:05:30 :lyndam :Thibodaux is Central
12:05:34 :DeniseO :wonder what it is like to live in a town right next to a town i diff time zone?
12:05:43 :vkn :and that is funny in that Dothan is Central
12:05:46 :Irita :So, I'm looking forward to making the trip in May
12:05:51 :DeniseO :do you have to wear two watches?
12:05:58 :CAK :Densie that is what I was asking VKN
12:06:01 :Art :I bet you are Irita
12:06:02 :vkn :CAK do you fly into Dothan?
12:06:10 :CAK :Tallahassee
12:06:22 :vkn :I see CAK
12:06:28 :CAK :I have a cousin who flies into Dothan
12:06:49 :vkn :I drive down via US 431
12:07:07 :CAK :I think Dothan is father than either Albany or Tallahassee
12:07:15 :CAK :oops farther
12:07:26 :vkn :also father lol
12:07:35 :CAK :lol
12:07:39 :Irita :Art, do you want me to email or snailmail a cd of the post cards - also have lots of old family photos of John Adams
12:08:01 :CAK :Irita where is your John Adams
12:08:08 :vkn :Dothan borders Jackson County to the North
12:08:29 :CAK :I didn't know it was that close
12:09:00 :Art :Whatever is easiest for you....533 Monaco Dr. Springfield, Ohio 45506..email email@example.com
12:09:01 :Irita :John Adams married to Malinda Parsons, I believe
12:09:15 :CAK :VKN have you seen the African American history site for Thomasville
12:09:17 :vkn :Yes CAK if you are in Two Egg it quickly runs into Alabama. Wars still rage over the boundaries
12:09:41 :CAK :lol
12:10:24 :DeniseO :lol
12:10:44 :DeniseO :Two Egg?
12:10:48 :Irita :Two Egg - passed thru there coming home from FL
12:11:07 :vkn :Have not seen site. Please send me link also please send me link to your Gadsden County marriages. Had it but lost it. I have a Mary King who married a Thomas and I saw it on your site CAK
12:11:10 :Irita :Hubby threw a fit cause I was driving and daughter was co-pilot
12:11:26 :DeniseO :hehehehe Irita
12:11:35 :CAK :lol at Irita
12:11:42 :vkn :Yes Denise many of my KING-BLACKSHEAR clan come from there
12:11:59 :DeniseO :I luv it vkn - that is a great town name :)
12:12:22 :Irita :Dee - we were trying to go as fast as we could b4 he woke up but Lee opened his mouth
12:12:35 :CAK :There was just a piece on NPR about strange town names
12:12:36 :vkn :Got that name during depression when one could barter most anything with store for 2 eggs
12:12:59 :CAK :There is a Monkey's eyebrow some place
12:13:55 :CAK :VKN here is the url http://www.rose.net/blckhist.htm#Bethany
12:14:22 :vkn :There is an A Rab in Alabama. Pronounced just so Thanx so very much CAK
12:14:50 :Irita :There is a H... Michigan
12:14:54 :CAK :There is a H E L L Michigan
12:15:07 :CAK :A CLIMAX GA
12:15:16 :vkn :There is also a Santa Claus California
12:15:33 :vicky :vkn what about Dime box Tx
12:15:47 :DeniseO :Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
12:15:50 :CAK :There is a Romance . I think it is in IN
12:15:51 :vkn :Thought Waco was strange enough
12:15:52 :lyndam :Been there...
12:15:59 :vicky :or cut and shoot texas
12:16:04 :CAK :There is a Romance . I think it is in IN
12:16:31 :lyndam :Choupic, La
12:17:01 :DeniseO :Enigma GA
12:17:21 :CAK :People send their wedding invitiations there to be post marked
12:17:29 :vkn :BOAZ Alabama
12:17:34 :Irita :Stinking Creek TN
12:18:15 :DeniseO :Blue Ball, PA
12:19:52 :Irita :Aloha MI
12:19:53 :DeniseO :Bird-in-Hand, PA
12:20:20 :vkn :lyndam I like Nagodches (sp) in LA and in TX Natchitoches , LA Cannot spell it correctly
12:20:36 :Irita :I guess people in Aloha don't know whether they're coming or going since it means the same both ways
12:21:12 :DeniseO :people made so much fun of my family home that the town changed it from Snickersville - to Bluemont
12:21:23 :lyndam :lol[snickering...]
12:21:37 :DeniseO :hehehe
12:21:48 :Irita :Dee, Mom wants to know if that was an improvement ;-)
12:22:02 :DeniseO :hehehehe
12:22:22 :Irita :Climax MI
12:22:47 :DeniseO :LOL
12:22:50 :vicky :we have a nothing az and a why
12:23:24 :vkn :true dat vicky. ohhh you mean the name of a town hahahahahaha
12:23:35 :vicky :hahahaha
12:23:54 :lyndam :and a 'Goodnight' Texas
12:25:04 :lyndam :Discovered that one on a LOONG drive - just as I was about to fall asleep!!
12:25:09 :CAK :VKN was the Cochran posting in April?
12:25:15 :Irita :today's topic - GEOGRAPHY
12:25:30 :CAK :lol @ lyndam
12:25:35 :vkn :CAK it is sitting in the queue to be posted
12:26:15 :vkn :This has been much fun today ::::slap::: :::slap::: needed that
12:27:00 :vkn :lol
12:27:04 :CAK :lol
12:27:44 :vkn :Art and Denise thanx so much for Thursday night
12:27:58 :lyndam :Second that
12:27:59 :vicky :Yes!!!!!
12:28:16 :Irita :Thurs was great - Art & Denise
12:28:16 :lyndam :Found my PECOY (Peavy)
12:28:20 :Art :okay, I had fun
12:28:25 :DeniseO :me too :)
12:28:34 :CAK :What happened Thursday?
12:28:36 :vkn :Really on PEAVY
12:29:04 :vkn :I recall your Peavy and Marva Peavy from 1991 lyndam
12:29:41 :lyndam Couldn't connect them. Just found my Phil in 1870 LA (spelled PECOY)
12:29:56 :CAK :I didn't think it was up yet
12:30:04 :vkn :Art and Denise started a series on using online resources: Search Engines etc
12:30:29 :vicky :Alright Art and Denise!!!!!!!!!!
12:30:31 :DeniseO :I heard that vkn ;)
12:30:34 :lyndam :Can't wait for the next ' installment'! :)
12:30:47 :CAK :I will look forward to reading it
12:30:59 :vicky :ART!!!!!!!
12:31:00 :vkn :We will also have a series on searching in LA
12:31:11 :lyndam :O)
12:31:14 :vkn :and one on Searching in VA
12:31:22 :lyndam :What about Alabama?
12:31:23 :DeniseO ::)
12:31:29 :vicky :and Texas
12:31:30 :Art :Denise, check chippewa twp., Wayne County Ohio 1880....some kind of institution has a 20 y/o Scipio Mayo...aren't you searching both surnames
12:31:55 :DeniseO :will check Art - interesting
12:32:28 :vkn :Denise I have LOTS of stuff on white MAYO in VA
12:32:30 :DeniseO :have Mayo first name in two related families to Scipio
12:32:42 :DeniseO :vkn - in what county?
12:32:59 :vkn :Franklin
12:33:15 :DeniseO :I have Mayo from Mecklenburg
12:33:31 :Art :this 20 y/o and his parents aare from VA
12:33:55 :lyndam :Interestinger and interestinger lyndam ::)
12:34:29 :vkn :I will have to check Denise. There is a lady in FL who sends m reams on Mayo related slaves
12:34:57 :CAK :VKN are these FL slaves?
12:35:04 :vkn :No VA
12:35:08 :CAK :ok
12:35:11 :Irita :Art, do you have copy of Almost White
12:35:28 :Art :No I don't Irita
12:35:35 :Irita :k
12:35:36 :vkn :She lives in FL but researches her husbands line in Franklin County VA
12:35:55 :CAK :For those who have subscription to Ancestry.com is do you know if it is very different from Ancestryplus at the library
12:36:06 :CAK :Ok. Thanks VKN
12:36:08 :vicky :oh really how so
12:36:16 :vkn :Her hubby also connects with Sally Hemmings
12:36:40 :CAK :VKN you knowI always have my eyes and ears out for info on FL AAs
12:36:41 :Art :pretty much the same thing CAK Ancestry Plus is the "institutional" version of .com
12:37:50 :vkn :CAK have you looked at the KINSLEY (sp) slaver records?
12:38:15 :CAK :I wondered because of some of the searches performed on 1870 census
12:38:26 :vkn :Wife was Black and is touted as the largest slave holder in FL KINGSLEY?
12:38:47 :CAK :I haven't seen that ability on the PLUS
12:38:50 :DeniseO :folks - gotta run - have a good day :)
12:38:54 :DeniseO [0/] Logout:_
12:38:58 :vkn :Niters Denise
12:39:02 :CAK :No VKN
12:39:11 :Irita :have to get going - have to drive back to Lansing (1.45 hrs)
12:39:18 :vkn :CAK it is must have info
12:39:19 :CAK :Irita
12:39:23 :CAK :wait a sec
12:39:32 :Irita :k
12:39:34 :CAK :Are you near Detroit
12:39:38 :Art :Right CAK..HQ & Ancestry have much different search capabilites
12:40:56 :CAK :Thanks Art Mine are all in GA and FL Adams, Cochran, Killings, Peoples, Raster, Ryals
12:43:05 :CAK :VKN if you could send me if on the Kingsley slave holder I would be interested
12:43:53 :vicky :will call ya later vkn