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Tuesday September 13, 2011

Name= Jim Neel

Email=jneel1@charter.net
Queries=NEEL Family: I am interested in any genealogy information regarding the Neel family in Newberry County.

Thank you

Jim Neel

Friday August 26, 2011

Name= Cindy
Email=cin1@swbell.net
Queries=CHALMERS: Looking to make connection to South Carolina siblings of W. S. Chalmers and wife Elizabeth (Lizzie) who moved to Dallas Co., TX in late 1870's. Son William S. Chalmers and wife Blanche Cantrell & family ended up in Ellis Co., TX.   Grandson George Reginald Chalmers and Nellie Ruth Yeaman ended up in Itasca, TX.

Saturday April 23, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Last week while I was at NARA, I spoke to one of the volunteers who indicated that there has been a very poor response by those who are against moving the military and pension records from D.C. to St. Louis and actually a lot of posts in favor of the move.  Although I only research at NARA about 5 or 6 times a year, most of the times, I am researching military records and would be very disappointed if they were moved.  I finally posted on the blog and encourage you to do so if you have not done so previously and are in favor of keeping the records in D.C.  Please pass this on to others not on this email who you think might help our cause. I am including a number of people who I know have already posted so that they can also encourage others not included in the email. You can access the blog at http://blogs.archives.gov/online-public-access/?p=4620.

Thanks,

Vic

 Victor S. Dunn, CG

www.virginiaancestry.com

victor.dunn@virginiaancestry.com

Friday April 15, 2011

Please join us on Tuesday, April 19th at 5:30 PM at the Hal Kohn Memorial Library (Newberry County Library) located at 1100 Friend St., Newberry, SC. Mr. Mike Becknell will be presenting a program on South Carolina Bastardy Records.

Sunday March 27, 2011

Will you please announce on the web site and in the upcoming quarterly that the Daughters of the American Revolution are seeking Bible records through 1920. Our SC state chairman for the Bible books is Janice Lee of Granby Chapter. This book will be the 8th book completed by Granby Chapter.

 It has been an ongoing project to help cover the missing 1890 census and those years before birth and death records were required in SC.

 We ask that any contributor Xerox the Title Page of the Bible (if there is one) and all handwritten pages noting the family's data. Also, include any separate letters that may be included in the Bible.

 Lastly, type transcription of the handwritten pages exactly. The DAR book publishes the Bible page and next page is the transcription. Books are sent to the DAR Library in D. C., the DAR Library in Camden, SC and the SC Archives in Columbia, SC

 Knowing that many of your subscribers are from out of state, we wish to make mention that we welcome those records from out of state as well.

Contact: Janice Lee    jiglee13@bellsouth.net      803-794-5778

 Many Thanks, Terry Gladfelter

Saturday March 12, 2011

On Tuesday, March 15, at 5:30 in the Newberry Library, the Old Newberry Chapter of the SC Genealogical Society will have as guest speaker, Dr. Roger E. Stroup. The program is a look at the development of railroads in SC focusing on early "railroad firsts" and covering a few of our interesting railroads.  It will conclude with a few minutes about the railroads in Newberry County. 

 

Dr.Stroup's impressive accomplishments include: 

Graduated with a B.A. degree in history from Wofford College, 1968.

Graduate school, University of South Carolina, M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1980 major fields of study were Southern and South Carolina History.

Director/Curator of the Historic Columbia Foundation, 1974-1979.

South Carolina State Museum, 1979-1997. Served as first curator of history responsible for collecting, researching, and development of exhibits for the opening of the museum in 1988.  From 1989-1997 served as deputy director responsible for all collections-related activities.

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1997-2009. Responsible for all aspects of the operation of the State Archives and serves as State Historic Preservation Officer.

Served on a variety of state and community boards including the Heritage Trust Advisory Board of the Department of Natural Resources, the Old Exchange Commission and the Drayton Hall Advisory Council. 

 Since retiring in August 2009, Dr. Stroup remains active in several history organizations.

  • He is the current chairman of the South Carolina Archives & History Foundation.
  • Serves as a member of the board of directors for the International African American Museum being developed in Charleston.
  • Works as a volunteer at the South Carolina State Museum and the Historic Columbia Foundation.
  • He is the curator of the South Carolina Railroad Museum and the superintendent and a certified conductor on the museum’s railroad the Rockton, Rion & Western Railroad.
  • He is the president-elect of the Columbia Rotary Club.

I hope to see you Tuesday!

Bertice Robinson,

Sec-Treas ONDC

Wednesday March 2, 2011

In Sunday’s paper there is an article that the last surviving WWI veteran in the US has died.  Frank Buckles of West Virginia died Sunday at his home in Charles Town, WV at the age of 110.

Click here to view the Obit of Frank Buckles

 

Thursday January 6, 2011

Cemetery found in Newberry


While deer hunting in Newberry this year my grandson and I found an old cemetery in the woods. We discovered that the name on the tombstones matched the name of the road that our hunt club is on. The dates on the head stones are of the late 1800’s and the head stones themselves are in very good readable condition. There are about 20 graves in all and two marble mosaliems with the name Weidman (which is also the name of the road). We were wondering if there are living families left around this area or if the names could be traced to any one that may be interested in the family history that has been lost for so long.

 Please contact me at the EMAIL address attached and let me know if you can help or if you know someone that can help us find the families related to this historical cemetery.    

 Bob Rosenthal

Military Manufacturing Manager

Woven Electronics

1001 Old Stage Road

Simpsonville, SC 29681

brosenthal@wovenelectronics.com

Saturday December 11, 2010

"Three Tales of the American Revolution" by Larry E. Reid

Larry stated that his purpose in writing this book is to instill in our children and grandchildren a feeling for the sacrifice, dedication, and sense of duty our ancestors exhibited by their actions during the American Revolution.  He tried to put you and them, as descendants of one or more of these ancestors, in the historical settings that was the American Revolution and to portray how the war was fought from the perspective of our ancestors,.  Last, Larry hopes his book inspires you to do real research into our families and its many branches expanding what we already know about our families.  Perhaps you will be inspired to write your own book.  A copy of this book is available at the rate of $25.00 per copy plus $2.00 shipping and handling from Larry E. Reid, 7117 SW 93rd Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34481, email larryereid@gmail.com

Friday October 29, 2010

Click Here to Learn about Moonshine in South Carolina

LAURENS DISTRICT GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING

 Date  Thursday , November 11, 2010

 Place  Laurens County Library   7:30 P.M.

 Speakers   Richard Fowler and the traveling cousins from Gray Court.

 Topic        Recent trip to England , Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland in search of their ancestral homeland.

 They will share their  maps, pictures, books and genealogy of their adventure.

 They found their Owings Farm, Llyn Du, Llwyngwrill in Northern Wales.

Their Owings ancestors left Llyn Du and sailed for America in the 1600's.

 In Northern Ireland they found The Vow, home of Rev. William Martin, who sailed from County Antrim at the ports of Larne and Belfast in 1772.

The five ships sailed into Charleston, S.C. seven weeks later. Our Irish ancestors settled in the Backcountry of South Carolina, including Laurens County. 

The oldest home in Laurens County, Belfast c.1785 was built by the Simpson family, who came on the first ship.

 Public is invited. For more information call 876-3712.

 The Gray Court Owings Historical Society would like to invite you to their annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, November 20, 2010.

 The Church service will begin at 11:00 A.M. and the dinner will be served after the church service.

 Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish for a Thanksgiving Picnic.

 The Thanksgiving Day will be at the Culbertson Backcountry Settlement in Gray Court  .

 Thank you,

Sarah Jane Armstrong

Friday October 15, 2010

Click Here to view the Boyd Surname Genealogy Meeting - October 18

 Tuesday September 21, 2010

Removed ONDC Project for 2009-2010 - Ancestral Charts

 

Monday September 13, 2010

Atlanta Family History Expo Coming Soon


 

Family History Expos, Inc. provides genealogy and technology education to people interested in tracing their roots. We produce several Expos throughout the year in areas all over the country. Attendees flock to our events because they are fun, educational and affordable. We are hosting the Atlanta Family History Expo, November 12-13, at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, and would like you to be a part of it.

 A Family History Expo packs so much into a single weekend: over 100 sessions on genealogy, technology, techniques, records, research tips, specific historical topics and more. We also have an exhibit hall that is free for all to attend. Our Expos are very popular because we deliver a quality educational experience at a reasonable price.

 We want your group to be involved as an exhibitor of the Atlanta Family History Expo! It will be a great pairing, as you and Family History Expos, Inc., serve many of the same users. These include people interested in genealogy, research assistance, archives, technology and other services. We often have archives (local, regional and state), libraries, historical societies and others with similar interests as sponsors and exhibitors.

 Family History Expos, Inc. has several other ways your group can participate and reach our attendees, including advertising, exhibiting, sponsorship. You can also further training and education within your own group by attending Expo sessions. The current agenda for the Atlanta Family History Expo is online at http://fhexpos.com/expos.

 We would love to hear from you. We want to help you meet the needs of your family history patrons and members more effectively. Contact us today by replying to this email or at AtlantaExpo@fhexpos.com and tell us what your needs are.

For the latest news about Family History Expos, Inc. and the Atlanta Family History Expo, sign up for our free newsletter at http://fhexpos.com

 We look forward to your reply.

 Sincerely,

 Christine Sharbrough

Event Coordinator

Family History Expos, Inc.

P.O. Box 187

Morgan, UT  84050

On the Web:   http://www.fhexpos.com

Main Office:  801-829-3295

Direct Line:  801-870-4130

Email:  christine@fhexpos.com

Sunday August 1, 2010

Waterhouse Symbolism Newsletters

Saturday July 31, 2010

Find Your Ancestors In Old Newspaper Articles

One of the most exciting discoveries you can make while exploring your family history is to find a relative in an old newspaper (especially when there's a photo!).

Before the Internet and cable television, newspapers played a more prominent role in the world. They covered local events like wedding announcements, births, and sports in far more detail than they do now. And they also explored the lives and accomplishments of individuals in more depth.

Fortunately, a company called Heritage Microfilm has collected, digitized, and organized over 95 million pages of newspapers and obituaries from around the world - and put it all online into a product called "Newspaper Archive":

http://www.archives.com/go.aspx?link=63

Here are a few facts about Newspaper Archive:

It's the world's largest online newspaper collection (over 1 billion articles)

Gives you online access to the ORIGINAL newspaper images.  Lets you share articles with your family and friends.

Now for the BEST PART...

A special discount if you would like to join Newspaper Archive.  If you sign up through this link, you'll save 40% off the retail price and get access to Newspaper Archive for less than 20 cents a day!

Click here to get started:

http://www.archives.com/go.aspx?link=63

Friday July 30, 2010

History of South Carolina, Volume 3

 edited by Yates Snowden, Harry Gardner Cutler

   
 

Thursday July 29, 2010

Where Our Paths Crossed

Mount Willing Book Order Form

Friday July 16, 2010

South Carolina Author publishes a Guide to the Revolutionary War in South Carolina
 

Patrick, S.C. – While living in Eutawville, S.C., Jack Parker became interested in visiting some of the Revolutionary War sites in the area.  He soon discovered that available directions to the sites were poor or non-existent.  Because of this, the idea for Parker’s Guide to the Revolutionary War in South Carolina was born.  “I decided to write about the Revolutionary War because South Carolina had more actions than any other state and the Revolutionary War is a forgotten war.  Everyone is enamored with the Civil War, but the Revolutionary war is the one that started our great country,” Parker said.

Hot off the press, self-published, the book has 415 detailed pages, including 610 maps, photos and drawings, along with GPS locations for more than 400 sites.  His guide carries its readers to the actual places where these historic events unfolded and gives an account of the action at each location.

Parker has done the ”boots-on-the-ground” research that he found necessary, which in turn took him down a five-year long journey gathering the information he needed to bring this amazing book to life.  Parker said, “It was a challenge, but I loved exploring all the areas of the state that I’ve visited over the years.  Looking at the vast swamps and rivers that these men crossed summer and winter made me realize the hardships that the men of the revolution faced to fight for our freedom.”

“It is the first and only publication to catalog all of the known sites for an entire state with their locations,” said David Reuwer, publisher of American Revolution Magazine, one of several who have reviewed Parker’s book.

“Jack Parker has related many of the relatively unknown incidents of treachery, ambush and murder, as well as the major confrontations and battles,” said editor Richard M. Huckeby.  “Given the book's scope, it is obvious that this work will be useful not only to the tourist or curiosity seeker, but as a reference work for students, libraries and museums, and as a source for other researchers of Revolutionary War history.”

Parker was born in Pennsylvania, has lived in both historic McClellanville and Eutawville, S.C.  After earning a degree in education, he served four years in the Navy as a navigator and executive officer.  “After leaving the Navy, I moved to Colorado, where I rode and packed horses into the mountains.”  He also spent five years living on a 43-foot yawl in Charleston and taught several people how to live and sail on the water.  Parker said, “All these experiences helped me understand, locate and relate the actions of the Revolutionary War.”

Parker’s Guide to the Revolutionary War in South Carolina may be ordered from Parker’s Guide, P.O. Box 357, Patrick, South Carolina 29584 or on the website below.  The cost is $43.75, which includes sales tax and shipping.  If your local bookstore does not carry Parker’s Guide, ask the owner to contact Parker at
parkersguide@shtc.net for details on stocking his guide.  More information, sample pages and bookstores selling Parker’s Guide are on the website at screvwarguide.com.

 

Jack Parker will be speaking at the Newberry County Library on August 17th, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  His book can be purchased for $37.75 at the meeting.  Guests are welcome.

 

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NEW

ONDC PUBLICATION

Early Land Grants and Landowners

Along Bush River and Beaver Dam Branch

In Newberry County, S.C.

By: Jean Epting Blackmon

This book has a map of original grants assembled for the general area between Bush River and Beaver Dam Branch of Bush River (NOT Beaver Dam branch of Saluda River). The general area covered by the grants is the stretch from the 121-bypass west of Newberry to the Laurens county line between Hwy 76 and Bush River Road. There is a separate section with a limited chain of title for each grant. Once the owners or subsequent owners of the original tracts began to divide and reconfigure them, the suggestion is to go to the Family History section. That's the second section of the book. It includes a brief (sometimes longer) history of the early landowners in that area of Newberry County and some of their descendants. The book will be hard bound and contain about 612 pages (including introductory pages, maps, and full index).

 For a list of land grants listed by date and primary families of this book go to Publications   http://www.newberry.scgen.org/publications.html

You may order the book by using the printable purchase order form  http://www.newberry.scgen.org/PurchaseOrder.pdf    or by calling Lib Pitts at 864-833-2239, or simply dropping a note with your check for $60.00 (includes postage & handling) in the mail to Mrs. Elizabeth S. (Lib) Pitts, 406 East Florida Street, Clinton, SC 29325-2430.

Sunday May 30, 2010

A talk by Spencer Wells of the National Geographic Society

Allow 43 Minutes for viewing

Wednesday May 26, 2010

Pittman Reunion


Jul 2-4, 2010, Valley Plaza Resort, Midland MI. Vera & Hubert King, PO Box 14241, Saginaw MI 48601; 989-752-0807

Sunday May 16, 2010

The Regimental Courier - Membership, Milestones, & Civil War Flags
 

Sunday May 2, 2010

ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF

THE SUBER FAMILY

OF

SOUTH CAROLINA

Beginning 1752

Compiled by L. Andrew Suber

 

Hard cover, 8 x 11 size, 378 pages, indexed, facsimiles of some documents included.  Dr. Suber has researched this family for over thirty years.  This volume includes many descendants of the immigrant, Johann Michael Suber/Zuber and some information on his origins in Germany.  He arrived in Charleston with three children on the Cunlif, and settled on a grant of land located on Second Creek in what is now Newberry County.

Many descendants were in Georgia and other states, as well as those in Newberry and other counties in South Carolina.  Price is $45.00 plus 7% SC sales tax plus $6.00 mailing. Expected delivery date is May 20, 2010.

This will be a limited edition. Order from Brent H. Holcomb, PO Box 21766, Columbia, SC 29221.

Please send __ copies of The Suber Family of South Carolina. Enclosed is my check for $_______.

Name ______________________________________________________________________

Address ____________________________________________________________________

City & State _________________________________________________ Zip_____________

 

Sunday April 25, 2010


 
Friends and Compatriots;
 

I am honored to inform you that the newest camp of the international Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. already has a website on-line. There will be additional information added as it is provided, additional pictures will be added informing the public as to what is occurring in Australia and New Zealand and new categories and links will be added at a later date.

 I believe it will end up being one of the best SCV websites online. It provides the story for whom our camp is named, Confederate William Kenyon of Australia, and we are fortunate to have one of, if not the, oldest "Real Son's" left alive and his story is provided. His ship, the CSS Shenandoah, is the highlight of the website.

Visit the William Kenyon Australian Confederates Camp 2160 website at www.scvau.com and have a look at what has been accomplished thus far and provide us with your comments.

 
 
Respectively,
 
James Gray
Commander
William Kenyon Australian Confederates Camp 2160

Monday April 19, 2010

Russian Tribute to USA

Friday April 16, 2010

Bertice Robinson received the Scott Lax Prize

Sunday April 11, 2010

The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive is now available free online from  the Digital Library of Georgia:

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/atlnewspapers

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspaper Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1958, 1984-1986), and  the  Red and Black Archive (1893-2006). These archives can be accessed at:

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

 Cemetery Map of Newberry County


Bob Beard who works for Newberry County has put Mr. James Brown’s map online.  He had marked the location of cemeteries on it.  One may find it at the following:  1) http://www.newberrycounty.net; 2) departments; 3) appointed; 4) gis; 5) Newberry Co. Cemetery Map.

Monday March 8, 2010

After 1850, data from US Census a genealogical treasure trove

 

Friday March 5, 2010

Vietnam Photography Exhibit Opening & Museum Website

 

Thursday February 25, 2010

MANY GREAT PICTURES OF OLD NY.

 

Saturday February 13, 2010

Feltman Family Reunion

Friday January 1, 2010

This is a good one to put in your "favorites" for future use:

 

 

WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THIS IS REALLY GOOD.. 

Just put your mouse on a city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines pop up...  

Double click and the page gets larger....you can read the entire paper
on some if you click on the right place. You can spend forever here.

                http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/  

Also, if you look at the European papers, the far left side of Germany will
pop up as The Stars & Stripes (European edition, of course). AND, this site
changes every day with the publication of new editions of the paper.
Hope you enjoy this.

 

 To view and select different News Papers click on "TODAYS FRONT PAGES"   at the right side of page.

 

Also you can enlarge the print by clicking on "Readable  PDF" at top of page. 


 

Thursday December 31, 2009

It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and  fish... All before making a human. He made and  provided what we'd need before we were born. These  are best & more powerful when eaten raw.   We're such slow  learners...

God left us a great clue as to what foods  help what part of our  body!

God's Pharmacy!  Amazing!

cid:1.3920208379@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comA  sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The  pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... And YES, science now shows carrots  greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the  eyes.

cid:2.3920208379@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comA  Tomato has four chambers and is red. The  heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes  are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart  and blood food.

cid:3.3920208379@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comGrapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound  heart and blood vitalizing food.

cid:4.3920208380@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comA  Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums.  Even the wrinkles or folds on  the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen  neuron-transmitters for brain function.

cid:5.3920208380@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comKidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

cid:6.3920208380@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comCelery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak.  These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

cid:7.3920208380@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comAvocadoes,  Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this?  It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

cid:8.3920208380@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comFigs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow.  Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

cid:9.3920208380@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comSweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

cid:10.3920208380@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comOlives assist the health and function of the ovaries 

cid:11.3920208380@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comOranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

cid:12.3920208380@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.comOnions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

     

Please don't break this even if you only send it to one person. Look at the date when this was started. Thanks 

cid:13.3920208380@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.com

NOTICE AT THE END, THE DATE THE CANDLE WAS STARTED.

GONNA GIVE YOU GOOSE BUMPS.

I am not going to be the one who Lets it die. I found it believable  ---

cid:14.3920208380@web50008.mail.re2.yahoo.com

This candle was lit on the 15th of September, 1998. 

 

Happy New Year!

Elizabeth S. (Lib) Pitts
President
Old Newberry District Chapter

 

Wednesday December 30, 2009

David E. Clamp, 44, of 1520 Calhoun St., Newberry, SC died Sunday, December 20, 2009 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital
David was born in Newberry on August 3, 1965 to Carolyn Eleazer and James G. Clamp. He was a graduate of Newberry High School and was employed with Newberry Industries. David volunteered at White Oak Manor where he called bingo, and he regularly exercised at NCMH Wellness Center. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, the Seekers Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Men.
The words forgiveness and love best describe David’s nature. He reached out to others with a friendly spirit and had many who loved him in return.
He is survived by his parents of Newberry; his sister, Linda Clamp and brothers Alan Clamp and Paul (Ann) Clamp all of Columbia; niece and nephews, Julie, John and Joseph Clamp; an aunt, Margaret C. Rountree of Clemmons, NC an uncle, John C. Eleazer of Newberry; and a number of cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday in Central United Methodist Church by Rev. Karen Radcliffe and Rev. John Miller. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
The family is at his residence and will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 PM Tuesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, PO Box 67, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the Ruth Pugh Foundation, PO Box 856, Newberry, SC 29108.
Active pallbearers will be John Paul Whitaker, James Williams, Mark Vedder, Fred Owens, Neal Gadry, Harold Smith, John Talbot, James P. O’Brien and James L. Hockett.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Seekers Sunday School Class and friends at NCMH Wellness Center.
Messages to the family may be sent via email to notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry is assisting the family.

Thursday December 24, 2009

The first meeting in January 2010 will be meeting a week later than we usually meet, so please mark your calendar and join us at the Newberry County Library at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday January 26th, 2010.  Bring a surprise with you so we can guess WHAT IS IT? prior to our program.  Hopefully, everyone will enjoy the Christmas Holidays and stay well.  Here's hoping each of you have a Happy New Year.
 
Elizabeth S. (Lib) Pitts
President
Old Newberry District Chapter

Friday December 18, 2009

Newberry Homecoming? 2012??

Click on link below to view the details

http://www.reunionsmag.com/gettingstarted/choose_date-timetable.html

Wednesday December 2, 2009

The Regimental Courier - Civil War Flag Ornaments and Exciting Exhibit News
 
 Click on link below to view this newsletter in full-color

http://www.imakenews.com/bcb/index000408725.cfm?x=bgkp3D6,bb1pVt46
 

Tuesday December 1, 2009

Name=John Turner
Email=jwt@geusnet.com
In case anyone is interested, here is a new obit for "Marguerite Harriett Tidmarsh "Miss Tid" Holloway born in Whitmire January 5, 1918.  Posted in the Florence (SC) Morning News – November 30, 2009:

LAKE CITY - Mrs. Marguerite Harriett Tidmarsh "Miss Tid" Holloway, 91, of Lake City, died Friday, November 27. A funeral service, conducted by Rev. Judy Cettei, will be held Wednesday, December 2 at 11:00 AM at the Lake City Presbyterian Church. Born January 5, 1918, in Whitmire, SC, Miss Tid was a graduate of Winthrop College. She began her career as in teacher in Mullins, SC. In 1943 she entered the Women's Army Corp and served on the hospital ship, USS Dogwood. Her service included crossings to Europe departing from Charleston and New York. She also sailed into the Pacific Theatre. Notable operations included voyages in support of the Battle of the Bulge and the Liberation of the Philippines. Tid met her husband of 52 years, Earle, at Fort Rucker, Alabama, and after their marriage resided in Lake City. She kept books for her husband's business, Holloway Furniture for many years. She also taught special education in the Lake City Schools and second grade at Scranton Elementary, until her retirement. Beyond her family the Presbyterian Church was central in her life. Miss Tid served as an Elder and Clerk, but her greatest love was the nursery and Sunday School. Miss Tid also served her community. She actively volunteered with the Lake City Community Hospital Auxiliary and the Meals On Wheels Program. Marguerite is survived by her sons, James Holloway (Bea Berry) of Beaverton, Oregon, and Rev. Drew Holloway (Anne Jones) of Effingham, Illinois, and two granddaughters, Anna Holloway of Charlotte, NC, and Alison Holloway of Effingham, Illinois, and sister Lou McIver of Spartanburg, SC. She was predeceased by her daughter, Harriett and husband, Earle Holloway, brothers, Francis and Charles Tidmarsh, and sister, Evelyn T. Mabel. Special thanks to Miss Tid's caregivers: Christine Cain, Bonnie Simmons, Shirley Smith, and Gloria Brown. Visitation will be held at the residence, 224 Magnolia Drive, Lake City, SC, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 6:00 8:00 pm. Memorials may be made to either Lake City Presbyterian Church or Meals on Wheels c/o Lake City Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street, Lake City, SC 29560, or to the Effingham Presbyterian Church, 600 West Temple, Effingham, Il 62401. Brockington Funeral Home is in charge.

Saturday November 28, 2009

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Sunday November 22, 2009

Catholic documents in oldest US city preserved
 

MAYBE THERE’S HOPE FOR OTHER “LOST” RECORDS….

Catholic documents in oldest US city preserved

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Sister Catherine Bitzer slowly opened a file box and carefully removed a brittle page, scarred by years of neglectful storage, mold and insects. At 415 years old, the marriage record written by a Roman Catholic priest is still readable and is one of the oldest known European records from the United States.  It's among thousands of artifacts detailing the lives of the Spanish soldiers, missionaries and merchants who settled St. Augustine, the nation's oldest permanent city. The church kept the only official records, a role that today is filled by government.  After being scattered from Florida and surviving destruction for centuries, they are now safe in a newly renovated waterproof, fireproof and climate-controlled building at the Diocese of St. Augustine, said Bitzer, the archivist of the diocese.  Michael Gannon, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Florida, calls the archives "a pocketful of miracles." He tracked down most of the documents, which had traveled to Cuba, back to St. Augustine and then Notre Dame, Ind. The earliest documents detail the births, confirmations, marriages and deaths of the Spanish residents in St. Augustine from 1594 to 1763, when the British took over Florida. Dated Jan. 24, 1594, and handwritten by Father Diego Escobar deSambrana, the record held by Bitzer details the marriage of soldier Gabriel Hernandez to Catalina de Valdes in St. Augustine, some 26 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Other treasures in the archives include the records, headboard, and a piece of the coffin belonging to Pedro Menendez de Aviles, the Spanish Navy admiral who founded St. Augustine in 1565. There are also records of the diocese's nine bishops and the Spanish colonial government, and microfilm of records on explorations, the attacks of English and French corsairs, the development of slavery and reports on Indian customs and languages.  Missing from the collection are the documents from the first 29 years of Catholic life in St. Augustine. Gannon believes they may have been destroyed by Sir Francis Drake, the English privateer, who sacked the town in 1586.  Tracking down and consolidating the collection in the diocese archive, which completed its renovation in September, has been a long project for Gannon and other archivists.  For about a third of their existence, the documents have been away from St. Augustine. When Spanish Florida became a British outpost in 1763, the 15-volume parish records were placed in a crypt of the cathedral in Havana, Cuba, remaining forgotten for 107 years.  The first bishop of St. Augustine, Augustin Verot, found 14 of the 15 volumes in 1871. The 15th volume was found in 1938. The documents were sent to the National Archives in 1939, where they were encapsulated in transparent cellulose-diacetate foil for protection.  By the early 1960s, when Gannon was working on his doctoral dissertation on Verot, he began looking for documents detailing the lives of early Catholics in St. Augustine.  "There was no collection of documents in Florida that any colleague could identify," Gannon said. said. In 1961, Gannon asked a maid in the cathedral rectory in St. Augustine if she knew of any collections of old papers in the building. She directed Gannon to a closet off the second-story hallway.   He found documents from the Vatican setting up St. Augustine as a diocese in 1871, Verot's diary and correspondence from five other bishops.  About that time, Gannon got the keys to two large Victorian houses that were going to be demolished in St. Augustine. Hundreds of documents from bishops in the 1940s and 1950s were inside.   Later in 1961, Gannon traveled to the University of Notre Dame to do research in its library. The parish registers had been sent there during World War II in 1942 to protect them from German U-boat activity in the Atlantic Ocean. He found them in the library attic, which he considered a fire hazard.  When they first came back to Florida, they were kept in the vault at St. Augustine National Bank. Gannon later found them stacked in a hallway floor opposite the boiler room in the Cathedral parish rectory. rector. "I felt especially blessed, as though divine force was leading me one step ahead of the cleaning lady, one step ahead of the wrecking ball, one step ahead of a possible fire," Gannon said.  The documents were first housed in the Catholic Center in Jacksonville, where they remained until the construction of the new archive facility.  Now that they are safely stored, the next project is to digitize them, so they can be readily and safely used by researchers Kathleen Williams, executive director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., saw the archives for the first time recently and spoke at the dedication of the new building.   "Some of those holdings, they were incredible. It was a real joy to see the material," Williams said. "It gave me chills."  Dr. Timothy Matovina, professor of theology and director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, said the collection is an important resource for the history of Catholics in America.  "As Hispanic Catholics grow in number across the country, the legacy of colonial Catholicism becomes all the more important to research and remember," Matovina said.

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Friday November 13, 2009

Germany - Research information

 

From: lynn-haltiwanger@comcast.net

I am passing this on in case you have a Haltiwanger line or have an ancestor who came from the same town (Sohnstetten) in Germany as the Haltiwanger's.
 
Check below for you may be able to find some great information by contacting this lady.

In September 2009, I was in Germany in the village  of Sohnstetter. This the birth place of the Haltiwanger's.  We had 2 gentleman that helped us tremendously - Walter Starzmann and Willi-Martin Jager. In return, he ask us if we could send him names of others that came from Sohnstetten.  They only family that I think of is Ziegler (sp). He wants to do a book on the decedents that came over and their families.  I do hope you will be able to get the word out or can put it in your next news letter.  I also have photos of the original church births records  for some of the Haltiwanger (Haldenwanger - they said it never changed but was always that).
Willi gave me a copy of a book that he compiled on his family and other families in that area of Gussenstadt.  The book, of course is in German and is 566 pages.  The good part is that all the family names, dates, etc are close to USA names.  I can read all the surnames and will be able to assist anyone that would like for me to see if their ancestors are in the book. I also have photos of some of the Haltiwanger early birth records 1600!! If there is anyone connected to the Haltiwanger's, I will be happy to send them via e-mail. The name of the book is below as you may have someone that can translate the German. 
 
Thank you so very much for assisting in getting the information on the early settlers for Willi.  Please have anyone  I do hope that you or others will know of families that came from Sohnstetten to e-mail Willi or me for more information.
 
willi@guessenstadt.net
 
Book:   Ortsfamilien/ Hausnamenbuch Gussenstadt teilweise mit Heuchstetten und Heutenburg.
 
PS Tell anyone if they are not sure, just e-mail me and I will look.
 

Wednesday November 4, 2009

WWI Comes to Life and a New Discovery about an Old Artifact

Sunday October 25, 2009

SCIway News, South Carolina's Newsletter for November 2009

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEWS AND NOTES from the
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

 

Friday October 16, 2009

from Genealogical.com

Tuesday October 13, 2009

HELP !

 

Marguerite Bishop 1st Vice President, SCGS, Inc

Is asking each chapter for help in preparation of the upcoming 2011 National Genealogical Society convention in Charleston, SC.

 

She wishes these listed tasks from each chapter and its members.

  1. Names, phone number & days that any ONDC members can come to Charleston to work at the convention, May 9-14, 2011.  (Members need to respond)
  2. Names, phone number from ONDC membership who can work at the Archives in Columbia to assist the Archives staff on Tuesday May 10, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for the 100 people that will be bussed from Charleston. (Members need to respond.)
  3. A list of all research facilities available in your area ie, Colleges, Associations, Societies, etc with name, address, phone number, type of research, hours & days open and fees to do research.  (ONDC secretary will attend to this.) 

Marguerite Bishop really needs this information by November 15, 2009.  You can bring it with you to the Annual Meeting on Oct 23 & 24 in Abbeville if you plan to be there, mail it to her at her home:

 191 Wappoo Road

Charleston, SC 29407-7634

 

Or call her at this number: 

Marguerite Bishop

843-766-1741

 

As you likely know, preparation for such a convention is tedious work and needs to be prepared for well in advance, so please cooperate with Marguerite if there is any way you can be of help.

 

Thanks!

Elizabeth S. (Lib) Pitts

President

Old Newberry District Chapter

Tuesday October 6, 2009

The Regimental Courier - USS Columbia Day and Halloween Tours
 
 Click on link below to view this newsletter in full-color:
 http://www.imakenews.com/bcb/index000393949.cfm?x=bg7G0Sk,bb1pVt46
 

Sunday October 4, 2009

RISER FAMILY REUNION

The annual Riser Family Reunion is Sunday, November 1, 2009 at St. Jacob's Lutheran Church near Chapin, SC.   Begins at 1:00 PM.  We will share news and a potluck together.  Directions will be posted later.  Mark your calendar.

Learning From Cemeteries Training

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Missouri Digital Heritage : Death Records Certificates - 1910 - 1958

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Thursday October 1, 2009

Click to view Sunday In The Park Poster

Click to view Symbolism Newsletter

Sunday September 27, 2009

SCGS 2009 Annual Fall Meeting

Old Ninety-Six Genealogical Society and the Abbeville Historical Society will host the 2009 Annual Fall Meeting to be held October 23-24, 2009 in Abbeville, S.C.  Contact Belmont Inn in Abbeville, SC at 864-459-9625 or the Holiday inn Express in Greenwood, S.C. for reservations before October 1, 2009 and mention the SCGS, Inc. Detail information may be viewed at www.scgen.org/2009annualmeeting.pdf.

Indexes of Greenville County Cemetery

 

The indexes of Greenville Chapter's Cemetery Survey Volumes I-VII are now online at http://www.greenville.scgen.org/surveys.html scanned by Parliamentarian Herb Clark.  To purchase the Cemetery Survey books, visit the Publications web page at http://www.greenville.scgen.org/publications.html.

Click Here for SCIway News - Current and Back Issues

Saturday September 19, 2009

OTHER GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE:

 

When you are researching, don't forget to check out the Index when you visit ONDC website:  Resources Available and Other Genealogical Resources have a wealth of information shared by members of ONDC and friends.  You may wish to add your email address so you will be informed automatically as future information is added to this particular page on the website.

Sunday September 13, 2009

Click here to view the Tall Goldenrod - South Carolina SC State Wildflower

Click here to view the Dictionary of Louisiana French

Tuesday August 18, 2009

Will "The History Detectives" Redraw Civil War Maps Based on South Carolina Discovery?

Answer Revealed on ETV on Monday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m.

Columbia, SC... For the fourth time in as many years, PBS' national series "The History Detectives" has found a mystery to solve in South Carolina. And this one might just redraw the maps of the Civil War.

On Monday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m., one of the episode's three stories brings History Detective Elyse Luray to the Palmetto State to examine evidence submitted by David Brinkman, of Columbia.

Clearing some newly purchased property along the Broad River, Brinkman discovered evidence of an old bridge abutment. Upon further investigation, he believes he may have found the location where Confederates burned the bridge to thwart General Sherman's attempt to cross into Columbia to continue his scorch-and-burn campaign.

If Brinkman is right, the historical marker on the Broad River Bridge is incorrect--Sherman's army crossed the river upstream, not downstream as the marker indicates.

To solve the mystery, Luray visits Joe Long, curator of education at the S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, Patrick McCawley, supervisor of archival processing at the S.C. Department of Archives and History, and a visit with SC State Archaeologist Jonathan Leader.

Yes, in this episode, Luray is able to pinpoint the exact spot where Sherman staged his troops before crossing the Broad River, but does it prove Brinkman right?

Tune into "History Detectives" on ETV to find out.

ETV is South Carolina's statewide network with 11 television stations, eight radio stations and a closed-circuit educational telecommunications system in more than 2000 schools, colleges, businesses, and government agencies.

For more information, contact Rob Schaller at (803) 737-6556 or rschaller@scetv.org.

Stephen Guilfoyle

Editor

The News & Reporter

P.O. Drawer 250

Chester, SC 29706

803-385-3177

Sam Davis' Book on 3rd. Battalion in Kershaw's Brigade

 
Subject: Sam Davis' Book on 3rd. Battalion in Kershaw's Brigade


You may already know about this book but just in case you don't..... May be purchased from Dr. Davis for $45.00.  That includes cost of book and shipping.  His address is: 104 Covey Court,  Greenwood, SC 29649.  3rd. Battalion was part of Kershaw's Brigade.

 In case somebody should ask about persons who served in this outfit, you might refer them to The History of Kershaw's Brigade by D. Augustus Dickert. It was reprinted in something like 1970, so finding a copy shouldn't be a problem.  I have one but don't know where I found it.  Anyway, in the appendix is a so called complete list of every man who served in Kershaw's Brigade.  Roll of 3rd. Battalion begins on p. 573.

 I would say, if you want a copy, better hop to it because you know only so many copies are published, and you never know when they might be reprinted.

Sunday August 9, 2009

Family Search has started indexing, digitizing, and transcribing South Carolina Death Certificates

http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html

(be sure to at least put South Carolina in the location box, to avoid getting too many hits)
 

Wednesday August 5, 2009

Newsletter of the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Click here to request a copy in your e-mail.

Wednesday July 29, 2009

Memorial Service for the Veterans of the Mexican War


I hope that this finds you doing well. I'm writing to invite you all to the following Memorial Service for the Veterans of the Mexican War, 1846 to 1848. If possible I would appreciate any and all assistance in sending the word out regarding this service, as any and all help in ensuring that these Forgotten Veterans are remembered would be very much appreciated. They earned the right to be remembered by all of us.

At 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009, at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, there will be a Memorial Service at the Palmetto Regiment Monument. The service is being held by the Members of the Micah John Jenkins Camp No. 164, Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.

The service will be in commemoration of the action of the Palmetto Regiment, S.C. Volunteers, at the Battle of Churubusco, Mexico, on August 20th, 1846, in which the Regiment lost heavily, including its Colonel (and former Governor) Pierce Manning Butler.

The service will include speakers on the War with Mexico, the Palmetto Regiment,, and Colonel Adley H. Gladden.

If anyone is interested in more information, or in taking part in the service please feel free to contact me at Johnnyreb6@aol.com, and I will be glad to work with you on your attendance or participation.

-Kenneth Robison,
National Secretary-Treasurer, Sons of Spanish American War Veterans
President, Micah John Jenkins Camp No. 164, Sons of Spanish American War Veterans
Captain, "Palmetto Riflemen" & "New York Zouaves"
Commander, Charles Devens Jr. Camp No. 10, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Tuesday July 28, 2009

This link should be interesting to ALL who have any interest in former or current Newberry relatives and surrounding areas, and a special joy for those who are unable to participate in such enjoyable trips.

http://www.wkdk.com/RoadTrip.htm

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Descendants’ Reunion

Of Prior Property Owners Of The Area

Fort Jackson, SC

When: October 17th, 2009, Saturday

Time: 9:00 AM ‘till

Where: Post Conference Room, Ft. Jackson, SC

Lunch with the troops will be furnished for a small fee ($4.25), bring $5 bill or exact amount for lunch. They won’t be able to break large bills.

Directions From Forest Drive Gate:

Enter the Forest Dr. gate and get in visitors’ check point on the right. Prepare to show drivers’ license and proof of insurance. Leave check point and go through first light turning right at the second light on Jackson Blvd. Go through first light and find the post conference room on the right. There are plenty parking spaces. You may park in the museum parking lot also.

We urge attendees to bring old documents, family histories, stories passed down, and pictures to share with others. There are 26 cemeteries on the Ft. Jackson property. We will have a listing of these cemeteries. We will also try to have maps displaying the area prior to the fort being built.

For more information contact:

John Howell-803-361-3637 jjhowell41@aol.com

Melissa Gandy-803-803-530-7298 melissagandy05@bellsouth.net

Bill Bauer-803-256-7777 williamrbauer@msn.com

Brenda Laney- brendal@earthlink.net

Anita Martin- Juspeachy0519@att.net

Monday July 27, 2009

SC Civil War Symposium
 

The Annual Symposium on South Carolina Civil History will be September 18-19, 2009 at the SC Department of Archives and History Center.  For more information, see the attached brochure or visit the website at http://civilwarsymposium.palmettohistory.org/

Saturday July 18, 2009

Our Pitts Clan Reunion

Our Pitts Clan Reunion will be August 3(Sunday) at Union Baptist Church (Old Quaker) near Hickory Tavern off Hwy 252. Thought I would pass it along.  Rick Pitts
 

 Best Video I have ever seen


 
Folks,

Killed in action the week before, the body of Staff Sergeant John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City , Georgia , just south of Atlanta , on June 11, 2009. The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough , Georgia . A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time. This was filmed during the procession by a State Trooper.

Nowadays one can be led to believe that America no longer respects honor and no longer honors sacrifice outside the military. Be it known that there are many places in this land where people still recognize the courage and impact of total self-sacrifice. Georgia remains  one of those graceful places. The link below is a short travelogue of that day's remarkable and painful journey. But only watch this if you wish to have some of your faith in people restored. Please share widely.

This Video is over 12 Minutes long. 

http://blip.tv/play/AYGJ5h6YgmE

Wednesday July 1, 2009

 

Lake Murray History Boat Tour

 

Dean Hunt is leading a Lake Murray History Tour by boat in July. You may contact him for more information at: deanhunt1965@yahoo.com

 

 New YouTube Video Features the Palmetto Regiment

 

A new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Sarah Wooton Garrod, Chief Curator, discussing South Carolina’s Palmetto Regiment during the Mexican War, the subject of a new traveling exhibit opening tomorrow at the museum, “The Forgotten War: The Palmetto Regiment and the Mexican War.” 

 She also details a newly acquired letter that will be on display with the exhibit.  This letter was written by Lieutenant John B. Moragne of Abbeville, SC, in 1847, while he served at Vera Cruz.  The exhibit is on display through August 29. 

 The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page.

 Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Wednesday June 10, 2009

South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc.
38th Annual Summer Workshop - July 10 & 11, 2009
SC Archives and History Center, Columbia, SC
 
Information on the registration for the annual workshop this year is getting out a little late. For those who have attended in the past, you know how good these workshops can be. For those who have not attended, please consider sending in your registration as soon as possible. Pre-registration fees: $25.00 for SCGS Members and $30.00 for non-SCGS Members. Registration after June 29 is $30.00 for SCGS Members and $35.00 for non-SCGS Members. Download registration form by clicking http://www.scgen.org/Registration2009.pdf

 

Saturday June 6, 2009

God Bless the USA

AWESOME VIDEO
 

Friday May 22, 2009

Daisy K. Hinson

COLUMBIA - Service for Daisy Koon Hinson, 79, will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, May 25, 2009 at Rosewood Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Mrs. Hinson, wife of the late Stephen M. Hinson, Jr., died Wednesday, May 20, 2009. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Lee and Daisy Evans Koon. She was a member of Rosewood Baptist Church. Mrs. Hinson retired from Dana Insurance Company after twenty-five years of service and following her retirement she worked Pediatric Associates and was President of Hinson Cabinet Company. She received her accounting degree in 1985 from the University of South Carolina where she was an avid Gamecock fan and a Gamecock Club member. She enjoyed studying family genealogy.

Surviving are sons, Steve M. Hinson and wife, Christi of Columbia, William G. Hinson and wife, Emily of Lexington; daughters, Louise Hinson Tison and husband, Allen of Columbia, Catherine Hinson Carter and husband, Orian of Blowing Rock, NC; grandchildren, Leigh Foster and husband, Jay, Lauren Tison, Maddie Covert, Carter Hinson, Elizabeth Hinson, Meredith Carter, Holly Carter, Austin Hinson, Ashlin Hinson; one great granddaughter, Grace Foster; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 2711 Middleburg Drive, Kitrell Center Suite 108B, Columbia, SC 29204, or Rosewood Baptist Church, 2901 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29205.

Published in The State on 5/22/2009

Please sign online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com

 

Friday May 22, 2009

Burial places of our American soldiers in Europe

The following is from the American Battle Monuments Commission which is for cemeteries in Europe. The GPS is shown for each cemetery. Please click here to view.  Then click on Cemeteries to view Cemeteries names.

Burial places of our American soldiers in USA

The following is for the National Cemeteries in the USA.  Please click here to view.

 

Sunday May 17, 2009

Military Museum Open, Offering Discount on Monday

 

On Monday, May 18, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is celebrating International Museum Day by being open and offering a discounted admission price of $1.00 (age 13 and over).  The museum is usually closed on Mondays. 
International Museum Day began in 1977 as a way to showcase the role museums play in preserving cultural heritage.  Beginning in 2001, the Governor of South Carolina has proclaimed May 18 as “South Carolina Museum Day.”  This year’s theme is “Museums and Tourism.”
By being open for this special day, the museum seeks to raise awareness throughout the community about the importance of preserving South Carolina’s military heritage.  
 

Saturday May 16, 2009

Confederate Memory Tours Postponed
 

The “Beyond Museum Cases” tours of the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum and Columbia’s Confederate cemeteries & monuments have been postponed until further notice.  The tour dates and times were May 16 at 10:00, May 31 at 2:00, June 6 at 10:00, and June 14 at 2:00.  All four dates/times have been postponed at this time. 

 To learn more about Confederate monuments and cemeteries, see the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum exhibit “No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Memory in South Carolina’s Cemeteries, Monuments, and Museums.”  This exhibit will be on display through August 2, 2009.  See http://www.crr.sc.gov/exhibitions/current/ for more information. 

 

Saturday May 9, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

                             

Columbia, S.C.—The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will be open on the state holiday of Confederate Memorial Day, Monday, May 11.  The new exhibit “No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Memory in South Carolina’s Cemeteries, Museums, & Monuments” will be open and available for viewing. 

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the current War on Terror. 

Thursday May 7, 2009

Program # 1 - Monday, May 11

DR. ERSKINE CLARKE, author of the award winning Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic will speak at First Presbyterian Church on Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in Fogartie Hall.

Bill Arthur, Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, has provided information on a very interesting program being offered at the church on Monday, May 11, at 7:00 pm in Fogartie Hall.  There is no charge for admission.  The program will be presented by Dr. Erskine Clarke, author of the award winning Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic.  Dr. Clarke will discuss his book, which focuses on four generations of wealthy planters and their slaves in coastal George and South Carolina.  Following the program, Dr. Clarke Erskine will be available for a question/answer discussion session to be followed by refreshments.  Please see the attached flyer on the program if you have an interest in attending. 

Bill says that folks with an interest in southern history and civil war matters will want to hear Dr.Clarke.  "If you’re not already familiar with this book, I’m sure you will want to know about it and the interesting description of southern life, attitudes, in both Euro-American and African-American communities and cultures.  Hope you can come."

 

Program # 2 - Charting Our Heritage Map Exhibit  -  April 30-July 18, 2009

The Art and Science of Cartography at the Spartanburg Regional History Museum in the Chapman Cultural Center

Reception - May 7      

Session - May 15 

This exhibit focuses on maps of South Carolina from various time periods.  The maps illustrate changes in map-making style and technique, as well as changes in physical boundaries and locations depicted.  The exhibit recognizes the artisanship, importance, and beauty of maps and surveying techniques.  Some maps from our collection have been reproduced and are available for purchase in the Museum and in the Culture Shop on the first floor.  Admission to the Museum and the exhibit is free through June.  Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00-5:00

On May 15, 2009, 9:30-3:00, "The Art and Science of Cartography" session will be held at the Chapman Cultural Center as part of the exhibit.  Special guest speakers are Dr. Jerry Mitchell, Director of the Center of Excellence for the University of South Carolina, Ms. Mary Ellen Suitt, an artist and cartographer, along with Mr. John Gooch Jr., a third generation surveyor, and Mr. Neil Phillips, a retired surveyor. The cost is $12.00 per person and includes lunch, snacks and free knowledge about maps. Reservations and information: 864-596-3501 or njefferies@spartanburghistory.org. 

 

Saturday May 2, 2009

                                         Exhibit on Confederate Memory Opens Today!

The shadow of loved ones lost during the Civil War haunted thousands of households across America.  In the Palmetto State alone, nearly 21,000 military men died out of the approximately 63,000 troops mustered into service. Each number within this astounding death total directly represents an individual whose life came to a short end, leaving behind unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Likewise, it also represents the families whose worlds were instantly shattered. Never again would they feel the embrace, hear the voice or experience the comfort of their loved one. 
Opening today at the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum, the exhibit “No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Memory in South Carolina’s Cemeteries, Monuments, and Museums” tells South Carolina’s story of memorializing the Confederacy through establishing burial arrangements, monuments, and museums.  It examines how families and communities in the state attempted to cope with loss during the war, and how later generations continue these forms of commemoration.  The exhibit will be on display through August 2, 2009. 
 

The museum is planning a series of special tours that expand on the themes of this exhibit.  The series, titled “Beyond Museum Cases: The SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum and Columbia’s Confederate Monuments and Cemeteries” will combine tours of the museum with onsite visits to Elmwood Cemetery and the State House.  See www.crr.sc.gov/events/tours for dates, times, and ticket information.

Tuesday April 21, 2009

                                      

ONDC attendees enjoyed a most interesting program at the Newberry County Library today, presented by Chief Gene Norris of the Cherokees on 3688 Warrior Creek Church Road, Gray Court, S.C.  Chief Norris shared history of his tribe, progress being made on the village, and issued an invitation to the community to visit their village. Chief Norris played his handmade flute, and shared tales his grandmother had taught him.  There is a website Chief Norris' wife, Victoria maintains where you may visit to learn more at www.paialowereasterncherokeenationsc.com. A visit to this village would be a most informative occasion for young children, as well as adults.  They have many buildings, including a library.  Should you wish to invite Chief Norris to your community, you may address him at 3688 Warrior Creek Church Road, Gray Court, SC 29645.

Elizabeth S. (Lib) Pitts

President
Old Newberry District Chapter

Monday April 20, 2009

Reception, Book Signing, and Talk at Museum on May 1
 

Meet the author of No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Monuments & Cemeteries of South Carolina, Curator of History Kristina Dunn Johnson, at a reception, book signing, and talk at the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum on May 1.   

 The reception and book signing begins at 5:30, with the book talk at 7:00.  This program is free but if you are planning to attend please RSVP, 803-737-8095.  The museum galleries and the new focus exhibit that accompanies the book will be open for viewing from 5:30 until 8:00.  

The monuments of South Carolina bear on their weathered faces and cracked tablets a history of honor and of memory embodied in stone. Whether revealing the lost graves of southern sons, unveiling the history of the only national cemetery to inter Confederate soldiers alongside the Union fallen during wartime or recording the simple obelisks that reach for heaven throughout the Palmetto State, this volume is a story of remembrance and of mourning. Dunn Johnson shares with us the powerful stories of memory and acceptance that are the legacy of the Confederacy, as varied as those who lie beneath the southern soil.

Kristina Dunn Johnson was a contributing writer for Forward Together: South Carolinians in the Great War from The History Press (2007). She serves as Curator of History at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum and has also worked as the Education Coordinator for the Historic Columbia Foundation. During the summers of 2002 through 2004, she worked as a Historical Interpretation Park Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. She has a B.A. in History from Emory University and a M.A. in Public History from the University of South Carolina.


 

Saturday March 28, 2009

 

Don't forget the April 18, 2009 Dutch Fork Chapter Reunion in Chapin, SC.

 
 


 

Upcoming SC Festivals & Events South Carolina's Featured April Event

The 2009 Indie Grits Film Fest – Nickelodeon Theatre – April 15-19, 2009

Adding Southern flavor to celluloid, The Indie Grits Film Festival brings together a series of low-budget films from South Carolina, as well other neighboring Southern states like North Carolina and Georgia. The festival spans five days and features over 40 films. The festival director, Andy Smith, aims to give experienced and new media-makers a place "to come together and share their interest in independent media production."

 
More SC April Festivals, Events

Apr 1-4: Egg Scramble Jamboree - Lamar - parade, car show, carnival, entertainment
Apr 1-18: Festival of Houses & Gardens - Historic Charleston Foundation - 8-10 properties per tour
Apr 1 - May 9: Key Ingredients: America By Food - Edisto Island - Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition
Learn more about Key Ingredients in South Carolina
Apr 2: Pee Dee Job Fair - PDF - Florence - South Greer Road National Guard Armory
Apr 2: SC Midlands Master Gardeners Spring Symposium - Columbia - plant sale, garden art, lectures, more
Apr 2-5: Midlands Plant and Flower Festival - Columbia State Farmer's Market
Apr 3: Smoke at the Lodge - Summerville - BBQ competition and dinner, featuring The Embers
Apr 3-4: Kids' Day Columbia - Finlay Park - carnival rides, food, Friday night movie
Apr 3-4: Plantation Tours of Prince George Winyah Parish - Georgetown - 20 historic plantations, sites
Apr 3-5: Aiken Horse Show - benefits Hitchcock Woods, the largest urban forest in America
Apr 3-5: Cheraw Spring Festival - PDF - car show, parade, kids' fair, exhibits, crafts, music, food, tours, more
Apr 3-5: Flowertown Festival - Summerville - 200+ artists/craftsmen, gourmet food, children's jubilee, orchestra
Apr 3-5: SC Alcoholics Anonymous State Convention - Columbia - speakers, workshops, dance, games, more
Apr 4: Art's Alive - Florence - festival of performing and visual arts at Francis Marion University
Apr 4: Cooper River Bridge Run - Charleston - world-class 10-K run and walk - kids' run too!
Apr 4: Tartan Fest - Columbia - SC State Museum - Scottish & Highland music, dancing, food, demonstrations
Apr 4-5: Columbia International Festival - State Fairgrounds - food, exhibits, and shopping from 60+ countries
Apr 4-5: Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee - nearly 100 artists plus food, music, Scottish dancing, and more!
Apr 4-5: Palmetto Alpaca Classic Show - Clemson - fleece competition, vendors, banquet dinner, more
Apr 4-5: Revolutionary War Days - Ninety Six National Historic Site - enjoy reenactments of military & camp life
Apr 5: Charleston Lowcountry Cajun Festival - James Island County Park - Creole food and Zydeco music
Apr 10: Fun Day with Space Walk - Summerville - jump castles, clowns, cotton candy, carnival games - free!
Apr 11: Fun Sun Run - Murrells Inlet - Huntington Beach - 5K & 10K run - benefits Global Soccer Ministries
Apr 11: Governor's Frog Jump Festival - Springfield - frog-jumping contest plus parade, egg hunt, music, more
Apr 11-19: Family Circle Cup - Daniel Island - WTA women's tennis tournament
Apr 13: Monday After the Masters - North Myrtle Beach - celebrity Pro-Am charity golf tournament
Apr 13-19: Verizon Heritage - Hilton Head Island - PGA men's golf tournament
Apr 15-19: Indie Grits Film Fest - Columbia - The Nickelodeon presents films from new media makers, pros
Apr 16-18: Doolittle Raiders Reunion - Columbia - honors WWII's Doolittle Raid - autographs, dance, flyover
Apr 16-18: Pickens Azalea Festival - music, food, carriage rides, amusement rides, classic car cruise-in
Apr 16-18: Puddin' Swamp Festival - Turbeville - carnival, music, pet contest, Swamp Stomp Street Dance
Apr 16-19: Charleston Race Week - international sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Apr 16-19: Southern Plant and Flower Festival - Florence - Pee Dee State Farmer’s Market
Apr 16-25: Come-See-Me Festival - Rock Hill - bands, parade, fireworks, BBQ contest
Apr 17: Emerald Evening - Greenville - tickets $75 - fundraiser for Carolina Ballet Theatre - see info on right
Apr 17-18: Iron City Festival - Blacksburg - music, street dance, car show, kid's parade, model train exhibit
Apr 17-18: Stone Soup Festival - Woodruff - storytelling workshops and award-winning storytellers
Apr 17-19: Battle of Charleston - Johns Island - Civil War reenactment and living history demonstrations
Apr 17-19: East Coast Canoe & Kayak Fest - James Island County Park - lectures, on-water classes
Apr 17-19: Olde Towne Artisans' Fair - North Augusta - artisans create traditional crafts at Living History Park
Apr 17-19: World Grits Festival - St. George - parade, carnival, grits grinding, "Rolling in Grits" contest, 5K run
Apr 18: Bark to the Park Walk and Festival - Columbia - benefits Project Pet's homeless animals
Apr 18: Fort Lawn Spring Festival - train rides, model train display, car show, games, storytelling
Apr 18: Historic Elmwood Park Home & Garden Tour - Columbia - tour beautiful and well-preserved homes
Apr 18: Sea and Sand Festival - Folly Beach - music, carnival, art, food, 5K fun run, skate or walk, beach dance
Apr 18: Soft Shell Crab Festival - Port Royal - food, crafts, car show, tunes from The Showmen and Fatback
Apr 18: Tame the Tyger River Race & Festival - Spartanburg - whitewater paddling, demos, film, live music
Apr 18: 3-D Biking - St. Stephen - scenic family bicycle ride along the Rediversion Canal on Lake Moultrie
Apr 18-26: Striped Bass Festival - Manning - fireworks, dances, parade, pageant for "Miss Striped Bass"
Apr 19: East Cooper Coastal Triathlon - Isle of Palms - .6 mile ocean swim, 16 mile bike, 4 mile run
Apr 19: Kiawah Island Earth Day Festivities - beach fun run, trash sculpture contest, Yippie Hippy Olympics
Apr 19: Low Country Grits Festival - Bowens Island in Charleston County - cooking & eating contests, live music
Apr 19-26: Charleston Clean Cities Sweep - community landscaping projects, recycling drives, litter pickups
Apr 20: Survivors of Sexual Assault Charity Golf Tournament - Lexington - Golden Hills Golf & Country Club
Apr 22: Earth Day - South Carolinaians come together to promote a cleaner, safer environment
Apr 22-25: Rholetter's Bluegrass Festival - Long Creek in Oconee County - bluegrass bands and open jams
Apr 23-25: SC BBQ Shag Festival - Hemingway - pig cook-off, fireworks, rides, shaggin' with Swingin' Sows
Apr 23-26: Charleston International Film Festival - over 60 not-yet-released films, shorts, documentaries
Apr 24-25: Anderson Soiree - street festival, music, kids' activities, crafts - features the Budweiser Clydesdales
Apr 24-25: A(ugusta) Baker's Dozen - Columbia - celebration of nationally-renowned authors and storytellers
Apr 24-25: Colleton County Rice Festival - Walterboro - rice parade, pageant, crafts, 5K race, cooking contest
Apr 24-26: Santee Birding and Nature Festival - PDF - Clarendon County - birding, canoe trips, fossil walks
Apr 24-26: SC Toastmasters Spring Conference - Columbia - improve communication at weekend retreat
Apr 25: Angel Walk - Beaufort Waterfront Park - benefits programs that fight child abuse and neglect
Apr 25: Congaree Arts Festival - Columbia - SC State Museum - demonstrations, music, children's activities
Apr 25: Firing on Fort Sumter: "The Opening Ball" - Spartanburg - period Civil War era dinner and public ball
Apr 25: 5K Riverfest Epilepsy Run / Walk - Columbia - food and live music at Riverfront Park
Apr 25: Greater Greenville Master Gardener Plant Sale - shrubs, trees, perennials, houseplants, veggies, herbs
Apr 25: Hilton Head Seafood Fest - gourmet food, live music, "Iron Chef" competition - benefits Cancer Society
Apr 25: MVP PRO Football Camp - techniques, instructions to help high school student athletes - ages 14-18
Apr 25: Sparkleberry Country Fair - Columbia - petting zoo, rides, games, food, entertainment, crafts, tractors
Apr 25: Walk to Defeat ALS - Columbia - Saluda Shoals Park - benefit walk to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease
Apr 25-26: Art Market at Historic Honey Horn - Hilton Head - juried contest - art on display and for sale
Apr 26: Blessing of the Fleet - Mount Pleasant - arts, crafts, live music, shrimp-eating and shagging contests
Apr 27: SPINX Charity Golf Classic - Greenville - amateur tournament to raise $150,000 for childrens' charities
Apr 28-30: Food for Thought Conference - Greenville - celebrates food, creative thinking, entrepreneurialism
Apr 29 - May 1: SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations Conference - Spartanburg - seminars, networking
Apr 30: "It's in the Bag" Purse Auction - Charleston - fun, fabulous, feminine fundraiser for Center for Women
Apr 30 - May 2: Spring Festival on the Square - Abbeville - rides, car show, music by Swingin' Medallions, more
Apr 30 - May 3: Piedmont Plant and Flower Festival - Greenville State Farmer’s Market

Tuesday March 17, 2009


 

“Breaking Boundaries,” Program on Women and World War I, March 21

 
COLUMBIA, SC — On Saturday, March 21, 2009, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is holding a women’s history program, “Breaking Boundaries: Women and World War I.”  This program will examine the roles of women overseas and on the home front and how their actions helped to bring about change.  Topics include the work of the Red Cross, women’s roles in state organizations, and World War I and its impact on women’s suffrage. 

The program, which includes a gallery tour, will begin at 2:00.  Speakers include Dr. Marjorie Spruill, University of South Carolina Professor of History, Elizabeth West, University of South Carolina Archivist, and Kristina Dunn Johnson, the museum’s Curator of History. Admission for the program, museum, and tour is $5.00 age 18-61, $4.00 seniors and military, $2.00 age 13-17, and free for children 12 and under.  The program schedule is listed below. 
The story of women in the Red Cross during in World War I is part of the museum's "Forgotten Stories: South Carolina Fights the Great War" exhibit, which features Red Cross artifacts, including an overdress, hat, and boots.  
 

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
2:00 – Opening Remarks
2:05 – “American Women Nurses Overseas During World War I,” Kristina Dunn Johnson (Curator of History)
2:35 – 5 Minute Break
2:40  – “Avenues of Feminine Patriotism in World War I South Carolina,” Elizabeth C. West (University of SC Archivist) 
3:10 – 10 Minute Break
3:20 – “Victory at Home and Abroad: World War I and the Final Push for Woman Suffrage,” Marjorie J. Spruill, PhD (University of SC History Professor)
3:50 – Closing Remarks
4:00 – Tour of World War I Exhibit Gallery, Kristina Dunn Johnson (Curator of History)

 

Sunday March 15, 2009

Please read the article published today in The State Paper about the Hope School, links are provided below. We have been anticipating this article for a year and are very excited that The State published our story. Our friends at the Prosperity Rosenwald School were also included. Be sure and check out the multimedia slideshow. 
 
http://www.thestate.com/living/story/715292.html - newspaper article
 
http://www.thestate.com/static/media/rosenwald/ - multimedia slide show
 

Sunday March 15, 2009

STORIES TOLD IN STONE
 
Common Gravestone Icons & Symbols Found In Cemeteries And Graveyards
 
Anchor – hope (“Hope is the anchor of the soul.”)
Angel – messenger between God and man; guide
Angel (flying) – rebirth
Angel (trumpeting) – a call to the resurrection
Angel (weeping) – grief
Arrows or darts – mortality, the dart of death
Birds – the soul
Coffins – mortality
Column (broken) – sorrow, life cut short
Cross – salvation
Cross – designates religious belief on military gravestones
Dove – Holy Ghost
Father Time – mortality
Flame (burning) – life
Flower – the frailty of life
Flower (broken) – death
Garland 8 0 victory in death
Gourds – the coming to be and the passing away of earthy matters; the mortal body
Hand (pointing upward) – ascension to heaven
Handshake – farewell to earthly existence
Heart – the abode of the soul; love of Christ; the soul in bliss
Ivy – memory and fidelity
Lamb – Christ; the Redeemer; meekness; sacrifice; innocence
Laurel – victory
Lily – resurrection; purity
Palls/drapery – mortality
Pomegranate – immortality
Portals – passageways to the eternal journey
Rose – sorrow
Scallop shell – the resurrection; a pilgrim’s journey; the baptism of Christ
Scythe – time or time cut short
Skull (winged) – the flight of the soul from the mortal body
Skulls and crossbones – death
Sun (rising) – renewed life
Sun (setting) – eternal death
Sword – martyrdom; courage 
Thistle flower – (Scotland) person born in Scotland
Torch (burning) – immortality: truth; wisdom
Urn – mortality (a receptacle for the bodily remains)
Wheat – time; the divine harvest (often used to denote old age
Willow – grief
 

Friday March 13, 2009

"Breaking Boundaries" Women's History Program on March 21

 


 
Thursday, March 5, 2009 Regimental Courier - March 2009  


 
Museum Recently Acquired a Mysterious Artifact
The museum recently acquired an artifact that is a bit of a history mystery. A three pound cannonball was unearthed in the Broad River...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
"Breaking Boundaries: Women and World War I" Program
This women's history program on March 21 will examine the roles of women overseas and on the homefront and how their actions helped to bring about change...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Museum Now on Facebook
South Carolina's military history museum is adding to its Internet presence by launching a page on Facebook...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
New Students Assisting at the Museum This Semester
The museum is fortunate to have an intern and a volunteer working this spring semester...
[FULL STORY]
 
 
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In this Issue
Museum Recently Acquired a Mysterious Artifact
 
"Breaking Boundaries: Women and World War I" Program
 
Museum Now on Facebook
 
New Students Assisting at the Museum This Semester
 

 

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Sunday March 8, 2009

 

New Publication

From
Newberry to Camden:  Ancestors of Mary Hellen Boozer, 2008, Dallas L. Phelps, 1002 Queen Street, Camden, S.C. 29020; 803-432-8432, phelps1953@yahoo.com; price: $25.  Divided into two parts:  Descendants of William Merchant of Edgefield and Saluda Co., S.C. contains cemetery data, maps, pictures and Padgett family update; part two:  Descendants of Peter Hair of the Dutch Fork contains cemetery data, maps, pictures, family stories, McCullough and Driggers and Perkins and Boozer family updates.
Dallas L. Phelps

 

Thursday March 5, 2009

March to a different Drum in Winnsboro

Check Here to view

Thursday February 26, 2009

For those interested in DNA, one can go to this website to better understand the various processes.

http://www.familytreedna.com:80/news-lett

 

Friday February 20, 2009

IMMIGRANT SHIPS

I don't know if you are aware that many of the ship's passenger lists have been transcribed and put on line.
There is a website called the Immigrant Ships Transcription Guild and it is a good resource. 
http://www.immigrantships.net/
If you click on the volume # at the right you can search by year, port of departure, port of arrival, and so
forth.  They are constantly adding to this site.
 

Tuesday February 3, 2009

NEWS FOR RESEARCHERS

Later this Spring  Ancestry.com  will provide all of their Georgia Confederate Pension Records (for free) to be added as a collection to the Georgia Virtual Vault. 

 

Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements

The link below is to a free website that has over 5300 Revolutionary War Pension Statements. 

All names  are indexed on homepage.  

http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/
 

Monday February 2, 2009

National Genealogical Society Conference

May 13-16, 2009 The Building of a Nation: From Roanoke to the West  National Genealogical Society ~ Conference in the States 2009 will be held at the new Raleigh Convention Center.  The North Carolina Genealogical Society is the local sponsor of this national conference.  More information about the conference can be found on the internet at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org and http://www.ncgenealogy.org/.  This is your chance to attend a national conference right here in North Carolina!  There will be speakers, book dealers and genealogy wares vendors, networking opportunities and much, much more for every level of genealogical experience.

 

Never been to a national genealogy conference?  See a slideshow about the conference on the NCGS website:   http://www.ncgenealogy.org/pdf/press/NGS_Raleigh_2009_Slideshow_Complete.pdf

This 10-15 minute PowerPoint presentation would be a great topic for your next meeting.

 

Also, read our blog: www.ncgenealogy.org/blogs/ngs2009.

--
North Carolina Genealogical Society
Publicity Committee
 

Thursday January 29, 2009

COLUMBIA'S LONGEST DAYS: FEBRUARY 1865

On Saturday February 7, 2009, enjoy a fun and educational day for the entire family, sponsored by the Greater Columbia Civil War Alliance, to commemorate General Sherman's March to Columbia, S.C. and the burning of the city.

ORDER TICKETS:

Trieste Pinzini at the Greater Columbia Civil War Alliance at gccwa@knappagency.com or by phone at 803-217-0071 (ticket forms can also be found at: www.Columbiaslongestdays.com)

Tickets must be purchased in advance for...Grand Ball Congaree Creek Bus Tour Historic Columbia Bus Tour Sherman's Left Wing Bus Tour

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Re-enactment of the Firing on the State House (8:45 am) The Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida Artillery Batteries will re-enact Union cannons firing on Columbia and the State House. Just as it happened on February 16, 1865, Union cannons under the command of General Sherman will once again ring out from the West Columbia side of the Congaree River at the Gervais Street Bridge. This impressive event of sight and sound is free to the public.

Sherman's March Bus Tours (9:30 am) There will be two different narrated Sherman's March bus tours. The first, the Congaree Creek tour, is a 3-hour bus tour that retraces the steps of General Sherman's troops as they approached and entered Columbia from February 15-17, 1865. The second, Sherman's Left Wing bus tour, traces the route of the Left Wing of General Sherman's army as it marched through central Lexington County in February of 1865.

The Congaree Creek tour includes first hand accounts of Union soldiers, reporters and Columbia residents. This tour gives participants the opportunity to stand on the original earthworks built for the Confederate defense, enter the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to walk along the Saluda River to see the remains of one of the largest textile mills of the early 1800s, see the bridge abutments of the Gervais Street and Saluda River Bridges that were burned by the Confederates and travel along the same streets that Union soldiers traveled as they entered Columbia.

Sherman's Left Wing bus tour will travel to the southern boundary of Lexington County, where the Union army entered the county. The tour will visit skirmish sites along the North Edisto River and make stops at Jeffcoat's, Horsey's and Gunter's Bridges, where dismounted Confederate cavalry and artillery disputed the Union army's crossing the river. Local re-enactors will make these skirmishes come alive. The Confederates burned all three bridges and delayed the Federal advance by one day. The tour then proceeds north of the town of Pelion, S.C. to visit campsites of the Union army and numerous skirmish sites. The tour ends near the town of Lexington, which was partially burned by Union troops.

Civil War Expo (9-4 pm) A Civil War Expo, a full day of activities, will be held at the Columbia Mills Building (301 Gervais Street), which houses both the S.C. State Museum and the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

Civil War artifacts will be on display from museums and personal collections. The living history portion of the expo will feature hobbies and crafts of the time period. Re-enactors will be on hand to display uniforms and weaponry. The public is also invited to bring their Civil War era artifacts for a free, professional appraisal.

Symposium in the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Education Room:

11:00- Virtual Tour of the Burning of Columbia

John Sherrer, Historic Columbia Foundation

12:00- Book Signing and Talk by Robert Seigler, author of South Carolina Military Organizations During the War Between the States. This 4-volume series was just released by History Press! Books will be on sale.

2:30- “Artillery Stories of the Carolinas Campaign”

Joe Long, South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

The SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will have reduced admission for the day of $2 for adults and free for under 21. All admission fees will go towards conservation.

Historic Columbia Bus Tour (2:30 pm) Join us this year for an informative and entertaining bus tour of important Civil War era buildings, landmarks, and site in downtown Columbia. Unlike some other southern cities, the Palmetto State's capital has a wealth of pre-Civil War public and private structures for the history lover. Each building has a story and some are available to be toured. This tour will involve some walking so wear comfortable shoes.

 Thursday January 29, 2009

Men from Old Newberry District that Fought in the Civil War. 

At the regular meeting of ONDC in March, 17th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

at the new Newberry County Library, Newberry, SC Mr. Jim Clary

will present our program.  Please mark you calendar and plan to

attend.  Guests are welcome.

Friday January 23, 2009

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN ONDC MEETING LOCATION

WHEN:   February 17, 2009, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: New Newberry County Library, room next to South Carolina Room
WHAT:   Program Pending Confirmation

WHEN:   March 17. 2009, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: New Newberry County Library, room next to South Carolina Room
WHAT:   Program Pending Confirmation

WHEN:   April 21, 2009, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: New Newberry County Library, Room next to South Carolina Room
WHAT:   Program Pending Confirmation

Monday January 19, 2009

Corrected Version

GREENVILLE - Funeral services for Eleanor Clyburn Wicker, 87, of Greenville, a homemaker, were at 10 a.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church, Greenville. She died Jan. 6, 2009, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial was in Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home, Greenville.

She was a graduate of Georgetown High School in 1938, a graduate of Co-Lin Junior College of Wesson in 1942 and a graduate of Philip's Business College, Vicksburg, in 1942. She was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church and also a Sunday school teacher. She served on the board and served in United Methodist Women. She was a member of Belvidere Chapter, DAR. Her hobbies were as genealogist and compiler of four family histories.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther L. and Elizabeth Hemingway Clyburn; her husband, Durward Howard Wicker, whom she married on Dec. 11, 1945; a son, John Howard Wicker; a sister-in-law, Bernice Wicker Thomas; a sister, Margaret Clyburn Lewis; and brothers Bud Clyburn and Collins Clyburn.

She is survived by nephews Frank H. Thomas of Chatham, Va., Collins G. Clyburn of Highlands, Texas, Luke Clyburn of White Lake, Mich., and Stephen Clyburn of Houston, Texas; nieces Faith Thomas Baker of Valdese, N.C., Jackie L. (Malcolm) Lowe of Lake Village, Ark., Beth C. Roman of Lakewood, Colo., Martha Clyburn of Evansville, Ind., and Mary Clyburn of Dallas, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Robbie Cobb Clyburn of Evansville, Ind.

Visitation will be Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

The Rev. Davis Corothers will officiate.

Friday January 16, 2009

JOHN DRAYTON PITTS

October 24, 2008, the first reunion ever was held for John Drayton Pitts relatives in San Marcos, Texas.  There were over 100 in attendance.  The reunion was held at the First Methodist Church in San Marcos because he donated the land and the founding members of the church were all relatives.  John Drayton Pitts commissioned the wagon train to Texas from Georgia and it was called the "Pitts Caravan." 

Elizabeth S. (Lib) Pitts
President
Old Newberry District Chapter
S.C. Genealogical Society, Inc.
http://www.newberry.scgen.org/

Sunday January 11, 2009

Good News

Found out this weekend that Ancestry has South Carolina's death certificates on line.  Yes, the digital images up to 1955.  They are indexed by the name of the deceased only.  They can also be searched just by County.

 Bad News

Jan. 31 will be the last day the SC Archives will be open on Saturday.  There are no plans, at this time, to be open on any Saturday as they did before.  Also, there will be new hours -- 8:30 to 5:00

 Other News

SCGS, Inc. Summer Workshop will be held July 10-11, 2009 at the Archives in Columbia, SC

 Articles to be published in the Carolina Herald should be forwarded to Judy Long at email  judyl@nctv.com   Judy will be editing the next edition.  Barbara Greene has resigned as editor of Carolina Herald.

 REMINDER: 

 WHEN:   January 18, 2009, 3rd Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer, Newberry, S.C.
WHAT:   Installation of New Officers, followed by Special Guest Speaker, Larry Robinson, "Newberry Soldiers in Kershaw's and McGowan's Brigades."

 

If you haven't renewed your membership, it is time to get your renewal in before the Spring edition is mailed out in March 2009.  Thanks for your support of your Old Newberry District Chapter.

Friday January 9, 2009

GREENVILLE - Funeral services for Eleanor Clyburn Wicker, 87, of Greenville, a homemaker, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Greenville. She died Jan. 6, 2009, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home, Greenville.

She was a graduate of Georgetown High School in 1938, a graduate of Co-Lin Junior College of Wesson in 1942, and a graduate of Philip's Business College, Vicksburg, in 1942. She was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church and also a Sunday school teacher. She served on the board and served in United Methodist Women. She was a member of Belvidere Chapter, DAR. Her hobbies were as genealogist and compiler of four family histories.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther L. and Elizabeth Hemingway Clyburn; her husband, Durward Howard Wicker, whom she married on Dec. 11, 1945; a son, John Howard Wicker; a daughter, Bernice Wicker Thomas; a sister, Margaret Clyburn Lewis; and brother, a Bud Clyburn.

She is survived by nephews Frank H. Thomas of Chatham, Va., Luke Clyburn of White Lake, Mich., and Steve Clyburn of Houston, Texas; nieces Faith Thomas Baker of Valdese, N.C., Jackie L. (Malcolm) Lowe of Lake Village, Ark., Beth C. Roman of Lakewood, Colo., Martha Clyburn of Evansville, Iowa, and Mary Clyburn of Dallas, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Robbie Cobb Clyburn of Evansville, Iowa.

Visitation will be Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

The Rev. Davis Corothers will officiate.

Thursday January 8, 2009

Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 21:02:26 -0600

Eleanor Wicker died today at 3:30 - 1/6/09. She would have been 88 on Feb. 2nd

 
Martha Bone
Greenville, MS
662-335-9328

Thursday January 8, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Regimental Courier - January 09  


 
Saturday Last Chance to View McRae Papers Exhibit
The exhibit "Gearing Up for the Civil War Sesquicentennial: The Colin J. McRae Business Papers" showcases several rare documents, along with examples of foreign equipment purchased by the Confederacy. The exhibit is on display through January 10, 2009...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
"Afternoon Skirmish Club" Now Available for Students
"Afternoon Skirmish" sessions are for high school and middle school students, and feature in-depth simulations and discussions, with supplemental reading...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Columbia's Longest Day - February 7
A fun and educational day for the family sponsored by the Greater Columbia Civil War Alliance to commemorate General Sherman's March to Columbia, S.C. and the burning of the city...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Fort Jackson Graduate Learns of Ancestor's Exceptional Service
Brent Gorman recently finished his Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson and during his brief time off before heading to Armor school, he stopped in at the museum to ask a question about a relative who might have served in Gregg's 1st SC Regiment...
[FULL STORY]
 

Tuesday December 30, 2008

BROOKS FAMILY SEARCH

 

The BROOKS DNA Haplo Group R1a is searching for a male Brooks descendant of Mathew Whiting Brooks b. 1711 VA d. Mar. 4, 1755 Fredericksburg, VA who would be willing to donate their DNA.  Mathew had 2 sons that lived and died in Newberry Co., SC; Mathew b. 1742 VA d. 1797 Newberry, SC and James b. 1745 VA d. 1798 Newberry, SC.  The DNA kit will be paid for by the group.  Please Contact:  LaMarr Brooks 864-639-1601, Central, SC or go to the web site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BrooksR1aDNA/

or: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/BrooksSurnameDNAProject, contact person Carol Redd.  Thus far, every researching member of this line has resorted to DNA testing in the hopes of finding their Brooks ancestors.  They have been matched to 2 Brooks males, William Brooks b. 1781 NC d. before 1850 Cocke Co., TN and Thomas Warren Brooks, Sr. b. 1816 Newberry Co., SC d. 1892 Easley, Pickens Co., SC.  The matching Brooks DNA donators live in Texas, Washington, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Australia and belong to the user group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BrooksR1aDNA/ that shares research for this Brooks line.

 

Lamar Brooks

Wednesday December 17, 2008

NEW BOOK AVAILABLE ON NEWBERRY AND OTHER SC FAMILIES

Dallas Phelps has recently published the following book:

From Newberry to Camden: Ancestors of Mary Hellen Boozer, 2008, price, $25.00.  This book combines into one book Dallas' two recent family research projects, Merchant-Padgett Family of Edgefield/Saluda County, SC and Hair-McCullough-Boozer Family of Newberry County, SC.  This combined book updates all of his maternal databases in South Carolina, surnames: Perkins, Brooks, Driggers, Lathrop, Moore, Shealy, Harmon and many more.

If you would like to purchase a copy of this book, please contact Dallas L. Phelps

1002 Queen Street

Camden, S.C. 29020

Telephone: 803-432-8432

phelps1953@yahoo.com

Monday December 15, 2008

 Raleigh is site for 2009 NGS Conference!


 

Have you made plans to attend the 2009 NGS Conference in the States to be held at the new Raleigh Convention Center from May 13 through 16?

 

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is proud to be the local host of this national conference.  More information about the conference can be found on the internet at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org and http://www.ncgenealogy.org/.  This is your chance to attend a national conference right here in North Carolina!  There will be speakers, book dealers, genealogy product vendors, networking opportunities and much, much more for every level of genealogical experience. 

 

Volunteers are needed for this major genealogical conference, both before and during the event. How about you? More information about volunteering can be found at http://www.ncgnealogy.org/pdf/press/volunteer.pdf.   If you are interested contact Rob Elias (rcgenealogy@aol.com) or Cathy Elias (cathyelias@aol.com). 

 

 

STOP THE PRESSES… …………..ANNOUNCEMENT….ANNOUNCEMENT…ANNOUNCEMENT…

 

The NCGS announces SOCIETY NIGHT!  That's right, a night just for Societies—to bring books to sell—to acquire new memberships—to network with conference attendees about YOUR SOCIETY!

 

See the attached flyer that gives more information.  This night will be open to the public and is FREE for attendees!  They are coming to see you, will you be there?  Say "yes" by sending an e-mail to Heather Choplin at ncgs.societynight@gmail.com.  She'll be glad to answer any questions you may have.

--
North Carolina Genealogical Society
Publicity Committee
 

Monday December 15, 2008

 50% Discount on Special Items - Shop Now! -FROM CONFEDERATE RELIC ROOM


 

The holidays are coming soon so it is a great time to shop at the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum's Gift Shop!  The Gift Shop has a number of special items deeply discounted at 50%.  These special prices are available to walk-in customers, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. between now and December 23rd. 
Some of the special items include:
General Lee and Santa Claus – a lovely Christmas story about General Robert E. Lee and Santa Claus fulfilling three little girls’ request.  A holiday classic story that delights readers from generation to generation. This paperback book is now on sale for $5.00 and makes a great stocking stuffer!
May I Quote You, General Lee? – This paperback is a testimony to what is perhaps our most literate war.  The book presents observations and other utterances from the South’s great generals, Lee, Forrest, and Jackson.  Another great stocking stuffer reduced to $5.00!
Stone Coasters – A set of four absorbent stone coasters in black with elegant, artistically designed Palmetto trees.  These coasters have been reduced for this sale to only $10.00!
Historical Poster – This historical poster, “DISPLAY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, depicts the newly confirmed federal union, consisting of interlocking circles making up the seals of the original 13 states and the U.S. Great Seal.  It is a copy of an engraving by Amos Doolittle done in 1790.  A great educational gift suitable for framing at only $2.00!
Reusable Grocery Bag – This substantial bag with straps has the bright blue S.C. Palmetto Tree and Crescent Moon displayed against a natural colored background.  This bag makes a great container for holding holiday gifts.  It is now reduced to only $2.00!
� S.C. State House Souvenirs – Each of these items are made from copper removed from the dome during the 1991-1998 renovations of the State House. All of these souvenirs are beautifully boxed with a gold State Seal affixed to the top of each box.  Along with each of these items comes a statement of authenticity. Holiday prices on these items range from $1.25 to $5.00! Items include:
                 Copper Pierced Earring Set, Wooden Based Paperweight with Copper
   Stamping of the State House, Copper Lapel Pins, and Copper State House Ornaments

The Gift Shop is located inside the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, S. C. 29201.  Telephone number is:  803-737-8095.  You may visit our shop anytime, Tuesday-Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Or, you may shop at your convenience online:  www.crr.sc.gov, where there is a sampling of our gift shop merchandise. 
 

Monday December 15, 2008

  

 
NATIONAL BUS TOUR FOR OUR TROOPS BEGINS!
Care Packages for the Troops Our #1 Priority

 


Our nationwide tour to support our troops got off to a terrific start today in Sacramento, California.  Our goal is to travel across America and encourage Americans to sponsor care packages for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Please click here to sponsor care packages for our deserving troops:
 

 
 

Move America Forward participated in a parade to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the California Vietnam Memorial.  It was so gratifying to be able to say thank you to the many Vietnam veterans who were there.  While we gathered in the parade staging area we looked around and realized knew we were in the midst of some of America’s greatest heroes. 

There was a group of Vietnamese-Americans who marched with their free Vietnam flag and American flags.  It broke your heart to think about the suffering these people have endured because of our political failure to see our troops through to victory in Vietnam.
 

 
 
 

Our own Gold Star mom Debbie Lee, holding a picture of her hero son, Mark Alan Lee, with MAF singer Diana Nagy as they walk the parade route in front of our tour bus.  See more pictures from our Sacramento parade at:  www.MoveAmericaForward.org/blog

Our goal is trying to make sure every single U.S. military service member serving in Iraq or Afghanistan receives a care package this holiday season.  We want all of our troops to know how much we love and appreciate them.

I've looked over our orders for the past week, and we need many more Americans to sponsor care packages if we're going to meet this goal.  I don't believe in failure, especially when it comes to our troops, so I am pleading with you for your help.

Would you please sponsoring some care packages in your name via the links below, so that we can send a giant shipment of love and support to our troops this Christmas and Hanukkah holiday season?

 

•    Order a Coffee/Cookies Pack for 1-2 U.S. Troops - HERE
•    Order a Large Variety Pack for 5 U.S. Troops  - HERE
•    Order a Platoon Care Package for 10+ U.S. Troops - HERE
•    Order a Company Care Package for 20+ U.S. Troops - HERE
•    Order a Battalion Care Package for 50 U.S. Troops - HERE
 


And you can learn more about our care package operations and what this is all about by watching this short video on Move America Forward's care packages for the troops program:

 

Move America Forward and 12 Days of Christmas
 


As a special holiday treat Move America Forward will mark our 12 Days of Christmas by chronicling the gifts that American troops have given to us since the first days of our Great Country. Each day we will tell the story of that gift and why we must celebrate our troops.

We at Move America Forward ask you to show our troops that we are thankful for each gift they have given us. That is why launched the Honoring Heroes at the Holidays II tour.

Tomorrow, our tour will stop for a rally and care package sponsorship drive. Come see us at 9 a.m. at American Legion Post 40, 425 E Van Wagenen St., Henderson Nevada. Show your support and love for our troops at our patriotic rally!

 


 

                               
During our events, you may sponsor a care package for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our aim is to send more holiday care packages than we have ever shipped before.

Please come out and join us in celebrating our American heroes at any of our stops, which are listed at our website at www.Moveamericaforward.com.

You may sponsor a holiday care package now for our troops here.

 

 
 

We owe so much to our troops. Today, on MAF’s First Day of Christmas, we remember the gift of our country.

The United States of America did not exist before patriots led by Gen. George Washington stood and fought for her. They laid down their lives, struggled in brutal weather, and fought the best-equipped war-machine in the world – the British Army and Navy.

 

“On the First Day of Christmas, Our Soldiers Gave to Us...

...the Greatest Country on earth!”

 


On Christmas Day, 1776, Gen. George Washington crossed the Delaware River with 2,400 American soldiers. The conditions were harsh – freezing water, a menacing sky. Washington’s men pushed forward in a bold move during the Revolutionary War. Some of his men fell ill, their supplies dwindled, yet they moved forward on this Christmas Day with the hearts of heroes.

Those same hearts beat in the men and women who now serve our country around the world.
 

 


(Troops in Iraq Praying)
 


Because of Gen. George Washington, his men and the women who supported their efforts, we have a long tradition of heroes who are willing to fight for our country. That is why we are celebrating every one of our heroes during our cross-country tour.

Please go here sponsor care packages for our deserving troops:
 
 


 

Most important, you can write your own personal note to an individual military man or woman in Iraq or Afghanistan.  Our troops can get lonely during the holidays. They are thousands of miles away from their families and their homes in America. Your personal note will lift their spirits during the holidays.

MAF has also produced a commemorative T-shirt for this year’s tour. They are limited edition, so make sure to get yours now!!  You can wear them and they will make a terrific Christmas gift for your loved ones.
 


 


Order a limited edition t-shirt NOW! By clicking here :.


 

Wednesday December 10, 2008

                              Crimes via Text Messaging

                                     http://www.snopes.com/fraud/telephone/pintheft.asp

A woman has changed her habit of how she lists her names on her mobile phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen.

Twenty minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says 'I received your text asking about our Pin number and I replied a little while ago.'

When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number.  Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Moral of the lesson: do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc.... and very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back. Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet 'family and friends' who text you.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON. I never thought about THAT! As of right now, I no longer have 'home' named on my cell phone.
 
  
 

Monday December 8, 2008

 Men from Old Newberry District that Fought in the Civil War

 Through your Chapter newsletter, I would like to make you and the members of your Society aware of my recently published book about men from Old Newberry District that fought in the Civil War.

 Approximately 13 years ago, your local newspaper published a letter explaining my intension to research and publish a book about the men from your area of South Carolina who served in the 15th South Carolina Infantry regiment during the American Civil War. In this letter, I requested that readers who are descendants or relatives of these men share copies with me of any letters, diaries, photographs, etc. that they have in their possession or know about. I can report that the response to my request was excellent! Readers generously shared many letters, diaries, photographs of men in uniform and other family information. I am now pleased to report that this project has been successfully completed.

What I learned during my many years of research is that the men of the 15th South Carolina Infantry were mostly farmers while a few were lawyers, newspaper publishers and doctors. In large part, they came from Union, Lexington, Fairfield, Richland, Edgefield, Abbeville, Kershaw and Williamsburg Districts. From the personal information your readers shared, plus official Civil War information, I learned that the men of the 15th South Carolina Infantry were mustered-in for Confederate service in the Fall of 1861 near Columbia and that they had fought in 21 major Civil War battles across 7 states until they were surrendered to General William T. Sherman in the late Spring of 1865 in Greensboro, NC. During this time, a very large percentage of the 1,442 men who served in this regiment were killed or wounded in action, captured or died of disease. Their initial battle occurred defending the coast of South Carolina against Northern invasion on November 7, 1861 at Hilton Head Island during the battle of Port Royal Sound. The regiment went on to serve under Generals Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet and Joseph B. Kershaw in famous Civil War battles that included 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Cedar Creek and Bentonville. At the end of the War in 1865, only 159 men of the 15th South Carolina Infantry regiment were left to be surrendered to Sherman.

I want to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who made documenting the history of these brave South Carolinians possible by sharing information that was only available from them. This and additional information is available to be read and studied in my recently published book, A History of the 15th South Carolina Infantry: 1861-1865. The 600 page book describes the regiment’s battles, marches, camps, etc. on an almost day-by-day basis and contains over 140 maps and photographs. In addition, the book presents biographical sketches of each of the 1,442 men who served in the regiment, including the family information your readers shared plus their Confederate army service records.

 For questions, to purchase a book or to share further information about family members whose history is documented in the book, your members may contact me at: 232 Beachers Brook Lane, Cary, NC, 27511, Telephone (919) 467-2108 or by email at jclary@mi-corporation.comFor those who wish to know more about the 15th South Carolina Infantry including how to purchase a copy of the book, see

www.15thscinfantry.com on the Internet.

 Monday December 8, 2008

Database catalogs slave trade voyages

www.slavevoyages.org

 

Friday December 5, 2008

Yancey Dickert was a charter member of the Dutch Fork chapter and published two family histories. 
He passed away in August 2007.  I heard from his daughter today. She has some copies of both his books for sale. If there is interest enough she may have them reprinted.
 

FAMILY HISTORY BOOKS FOR SALE

SCHLEICH FAMILY HISTORY - "A History and Genealogy of Hans Ulric Schleich of Wiesloch, Germany and South Carolina" by Yancey Dickert – This book is hardbound, 197 pages, plus a 20-page index

The price of the book is $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping. Ordering information below.
 
DICKERT FAMILY HISTORY – "A History and Genealogy of Peter Dickert of South Carolina, Volume II" by Yancey Dickert. This book is hardbound with 230 pages, plus an index of 39 pages (38 alphabetical with another page of ‘A’ through ‘Dickert’ added at the back). The book includes a quarter-page sheet of corrections that is inserted at the appropriate page. The price of the book is $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
 
For additional information or to place an order please contact the daughter of Yancey Dickert at the address below.
 
Pam (Dickert) Allen                          phone:  989-634-9006
6140 S. Lemon Rd                            email:  other611@aol.com
Bancroft, MI  48414
 

Friday December 5, 2008

 

 
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 Regimental Courier - December 08  


 


 
Rare Revolutionary Letters Recently Acquired
The often-ignored British perspective on the 1780 siege of Charleston, S.C. and other actions in the Carolinas is richly described in two new letters recently acquired by the S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Book Signing at the Museum
Meet the author of South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States at a book signing on December 4 at the museum!  In this anticipated four-volume series, author Robert Seigler presents a comprehensive review of South Carolina's Civil War troops in incomparable detail...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Magazine Subscriptions Support the Museum
Announcing a new partnership between Civil War Historian Magazine and the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum. The museum has become one of the Civil War Historian's community preservation partners...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
WWI Symposium Huge Success!
On Saturday, November 15th, the museum hosted a WWI military history symposium. The day-long event featured guest lecturers...
[FULL STORY]
 

Tuesday November 19, 2008

Subject: FULTON COUNTY, GA - MILITARY PENSIONS/Ann Pitts, wife of Joseph Pitts
 

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883
Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance, as Called for by Resolution of December 8, 1882, Vol. 5
47th Congress, 2d Session Senate Executive Document 84, Part 5 United States Pension Bureau
Washington, D. C., 1883

Federal Pensions distributed for service in  War of 1812, Mexican and Union Civil War.  (Does not include Confederate Service Pensions in fact participation in the Confederacy may have barred men from drawing a pension from previous War service). Pension Records may be ordered from:
 http://www.archives.gov/research_room/obtain_copies/veterans_service_records.html

See BELOW for explanation:

Certif. No   Last Name       F Name           Post Office        Cause for which pensioned                      Monthly rate     Date of Original      County
                                                                                                                           Allowance

15135         Watson           Robert F.       Atlanta              wd. l. sh'r and thigh                                 4.00                           Fulton
140446        Kirk                Thomas          Atlanta              g.s.w. head                                             2.00                           Fulton
78177         Hambrook       Thomas          Atlanta              g.s.w. l. hand and wrist                          18.00                          Fulton
22858         Graves           Eliza W.        Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Apr. 1879         Fulton
12428         Williams         Silas W.        Atlanta              g.s.w. l. sh'r                                        12.00                          Fulton
28832         Van Dyke         Clarissa        Atlanta              widow act Mar. 9, 1873                                8.00                           Fulton
44812         Kent             Evarts B.       Atlanta              g.s.w. r. arm                                         18.00                          Fulton
188550        Ellis            Frances E.      Atlanta              widow                                                 10.00          June 1880         Fulton
135689        Bradford         Alden           Atlanta              part. deaf                                            2.00         Sep. 1875         Fulton
886           Lynch            James           Atlanta              contusion back                                        3.00         May  1866         Fulton
102143        Huffman          Abraham W.      Atlanta              g.s.w. r. side                                        18.00                          Fulton
150108        Hansford         Chas. H.        Atlanta              inj. l. hip and back                                  4.00         Sep. 1874         Fulton
25136         Calloway         Martha          Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         June 1879         Fulton
20258         Mead             Sarah           Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Mar. 1879         Fulton
16260         Kean             Jane            Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Jan. 1879         Fulton
21559         Maples           Mildred         Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Mar. 1879         Fulton
26176         Mayo             Maria Julia     Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Aug. 1879         Fulton
26395         Morris           Sarah M.        Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Aug. 1879         Fulton
27140         Neal             Nancy           Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Sep. 1879         Fulton
17879         Orme             Lucy            Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Feb. 1879         Fulton
29497         Osborn           Margaret S.     Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         May  1880         Fulton
18174         Pitts            Ann A.          Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Feb. 1879         Fulton
18490         Parker           Catharine J.    Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Mar. 1879         Fulton
19624         Farrar           Nancy P.        Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Mar. 1879         Fulton
17860         Arnold           Loretta         Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Feb. 1879         Fulton
7175          Cheshire         Sarah E.        Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         July 1878         Fulton
8523          Crockett         Mary K.         Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Sep. 1878         Fulton
191171        White            Mary E. W.      Atlanta              widow                                                 25.00         Feb. 1881         Fulton
16841         Todd             Martha          Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Feb. 1879         Fulton
15486         Wing             Lucretia        Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Jan. 1879         Fulton
22378         Walker           Louisa          Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Apr. 1879         Fulton
195287        Bolsius          Antonio         Atlanta              rheumatic arthritis and anchylosis r. knee joint      18.00         Sep. 1881         Fulton
219171        Roth             Balser          Atlanta              rheum., abscess back and loss sight l. eye            8.00         Oct. 1882         Fulton
105599        Ball             Marion          Atlanta              inj. r. hand                                          5.33         Sep. 1870         Fulton
207900        Phillips         Rufus W.        Atlanta              asthma                                                8.00         May  1882         Fulton
127982        Pair             Wm.             Atlanta              loss r. arm                                           24.00                          Fulton
62139         Seifert          Albert          Atlanta              wd. l. leg                                            6.00                           Fulton
156084        Stultz           Charles         Atlanta              inj. r. side                                          4.00         Oct. 1878         Fulton
157540        Freeman          Frank           Atlanta              g.s.w. l. shr. and neck                               2.00         Feb. 1879         Fulton
196964        Lindenburg       Wm.             Atlanta              dis. atom. And liver                                  4.00         Oct. 1881         Fulton
214946        Farrell          James           Atlanta              ozena and dis. nasal bones                            8.00         June 1882         Fulton
205640        Fitzgibbon       John            Atlanta              loss l. index fin.                                    3.00         Mar. 1882         Fulton
184588        Franklin         Max             Atlanta              injury to abdomen                                     8.00         Mar. 1881         Fulton
1056          Nelson           Ruth A. M.      Atlanta              widow                                                 20.00         Mar. 1866         Fulton
10426         Thomas           Wm.             Atlanta              surv. 1812                                            8.00         Jan. 1872         Fulton
4691          Hatson           Milcey          Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Feb. 1873         Fulton
180751        McIntyre         Kate D.         Atlanta              widow                                                 25.00         Apr. 1878         Fulton
7505          Hamilton         Nancy           Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         July 1878         Fulton
2535          Davis            Mahala          Atlanta              widow 1812                                            8.00         Apr. 1872         Fulton
107387        Donohue          Alice           Atlanta              widow                                                 16.00         Oct. 1882         Fulton
172785        Eagan            Patrick         Atlanta              minors of                                             12.00         Mar. 1876         Fulton
173260        Ewell            Fanny C.        Atlanta              widow                                                 10.00         May  1876         Fulton
26945         Walden           Eliz'th         East Point           widow 1812                                            8.00         Sep. 1879         Fulton
28346         Derrick          Catharine       East Point           widow 1812                                            8.00         Jan. 1880         Fulton
16208         Shields          Jane            East Point           widow 1812                                            8.00         Jan. 1879         Fulton


EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS ON THE PENSION LIST:
1)The pension certificate numbers may differ from the
actual pension file in the National Archives.

2)The post office reported is the residence of the
pensioner in December 1882.

3) The cause column provides the reason for which the
pension was granted (wound, injury, disease, etc.- see
abbreviation explanations below) or lists the
relationship of pensioners who were next of kin to
those killed or who died while serving in the army or
navy.

4)The rate reported was the monthly amount received by
the pensioner

5)The date provided is that of the original allowance.

6)Abbreviations used in the 1883 pension roll:
amp. - amputated
atr. - atrophy
chr. - chronic
diarr. - diarrhea
dis. - disease
frac. - fracture
g.s.w. - gun shot wound
inj. - injury
l. - left
ls. - loss
par. - partial
paral. - paralysis
r. - right
rheum. - rheumatism or rheumatic
shl., sh. - shell or shrapnel
shoul. - shoulder
w., wd. - wound
 

Tuesday November 19, 2008

About the Garrett Necrology Database


Franklin Garrett's Necrology is a genealogical resource for white men from the metropolitan Atlanta area, twenty-one years of age or older, who died between 1857 and 1931. Women listed in the necrology are mentioned in reference to their male counterparts. Garrett surveyed over 750 cemeteries or gravesites in greater Atlanta. Biographical information from each of the 163,000 white men included in the Necrology was derived from Atlanta City Directories, Atlanta and DeKalb newspaper obituaries, census records, estate records, wills, death records, and cemetery surveys. His research is compiled in abstracts on thirty-seven rolls of microfilm housed in the Kenan Research Center's Goldstein Reading Room. This database is an index of those abstracts.

Searches are conducted by last name and first name. The last name must be a complete last name. The first name field is optional, and allows the use of the percent symbol (%) as a wildcard for partial first name matching. The table below shows some possible searches:
To See These Results     Search For
All entries for last name Richards    

Last Name: Richards
First Name: [blank]
All entries for James Richards    

Last Name: Richards
First Name: James
All entries for last name Richards, and a first name starting with J     Last Name: Richards
First Name: J%

The program generates a list of matches for the names entered, and the id number links to the microfilm roll number and frame number on which the abstract appears. If available, birth and death dates for the person may appear.

A guide is available in the Goldstein Reading Room for records not indexed on the computer. This guide contains a list of cemeteries surveyed by Garrett with corresponding microfilm frame locations.
 

This is an index of some of his work.   Below  is the information regarding the research fee.   His obits, estate records, wills, etc are only housed at the Atlanta History Center.  This is a private collection. Thirty seven rolls of documentation!  That's a legacy to leave behind for others.

Some of the obits he indexes can be found in the newspaper archive section of Ancestry.com under The Atlanta Constitution.  But I rarely find those he indexes in the Ancestry.com database.  But luck up on occasion!  To date he is the only who has done a complete survey of cemeteries in Dekalb/Fulton.  Some of those cemeteries he surveyed no longer exist.    

    * Letter:  130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
    * Fax:  404.814.4175
    * Phone:  404.814.4040
    * Email:   reference@atlantahistorycenter.com


His cemetery survey information is viewable for free on the Dekalb County GA Historical Society website

http://www.dekalbhistory.org/
 

Copies of documents recorded on the Garrett Necrology microfilm are provided to researchers for a service fee of $12.50 per name.    

Tuesday November 19, 2008

Subject: Link for Texas Death Certificates


http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html
 

Saturday November 15, 2008

REMINDER !!!

WHEN: November 2008, 3rd Sunday, 3pm (Nov 16)
WHERE: Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer, Newberry, S.C.
WHAT:  Special Guest Speaker, Larry Robinson.   Guests are always welcome

Elizabeth S. (Lib) Pitts
Secretary/Treasurer
Old Newberry District Chapter

 

Friday October 10, 2008

REMINDER !!!

 
        Old Newberry District Chapter                 Genealogical Meetings !!!!!!!!

 
WHEN: October 2008, 3rd Sunday, 3pm
WHERE: Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer, Newberry, S.C.
WHAT: Special Guest Speaker, Mike Bedenbaugh. Speaking with film - Historical Homes. Guests are always welcome
 
WHEN: November 2008, 3rd Sunday, 3pm
WHERE: Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer, Newberry, S.C.
WHAT:  Special Guest Speaker, Larry Robinson.   Guests are always welcome
 
WHEN: December 2008, No Regular Meeting.  Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday but remember to get your membership renewals in on time PLEASE.  All members will receive an Application For Renewal in the mail each December.

 

Those who missed the September meeting really missed a treat!  Mike Becknell gave a most interesting program on where to find our Methodist ancestors.  He even provided the attendees with handouts for future reference.  Thanks, Mike for your support!

Thursday October 9, 2008

 
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 October 2008  


 


 
Monthly Video Features Ghosts and Ghouls
The Ghosts and Ghouls of 'Gore & Folklore' will be out in full force October 29-30.
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
WWI Military History Symposium
Pershing and his connection to military bands. South Carolina aviators in the Great War. American doughboys 'borrowed' by the British.
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Monthly News/Video Updates
The format of the newsletter and videos of the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum is changing.
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Unique Palmetto Armory Pistol Recently Donated
The Museum recently received the donation of a Palmetto Armory pistol dated 1852. This important artifact was made in Columbia, SC at the Palmetto Armory on Laurel Street.
[FULL STORY]
 
 

Saturday September 27, 2008

The SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube channel features a two-part video about a recently conserved Civil War flag and a newly donated rare jacket, which are both now on exhibit. Joe Long discusses the unique history that these two artifacts share.

The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Tuesday September 16, 2008

REMINDER

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2008, Mike Becknell will present a program at the regular meeting, 3pm, Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer,  Newberry, S.C.  LOCATING YOUR METHODIST ANCESTORS.  Please mark your calendar and feel free to bring guests.

LATEST NEWS ON THE NEWBERRY COUNTY LIBRARY !!

I was in Newberry this past Saturday and drove by the new library in progress.  It appears to be coming along nicely and the latest I have on this is that it is hopeful for completion by the end of 2008.

Elizabeth S. (Lib) Pitts
Secretary/Treasurer
Webmistress
Old Newberry District Chapter
http://www.newberry.scgen.org/

Monday September 15, 2008

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Joe Long discussing how Civil War soldiers trained for battle with broadswords.  He demonstrates a few saber fighting techniques as outlined in period training handbooks. 

The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.  

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Saturday September 6, 2008

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Joe Long discussing the importance of walking sticks to veterans in 19th Century South Carolina.  The walking sticks of Civil War veterans Sgt. Weller Rothrock and General Matthew Butler are featured in the video.   

The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.  

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Saturday August 30, 2008

George Roscoe Bedenbaugh of Newberry, SC sent us the following information:
  
I was looking at the website:
 
 
...and wanted to bring to your attention the following information.  The remains from this cemetery have been moved (think 2004 or 2005) to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Grave yard just off highway 773, a short distance away ( 1 to 2 miles).  I am pretty sure these are the ones that were located on the Berley Bedenbaugh property.  That property was bought by Newberry County and is being turned into an Industrial Site.  Unfortunately, I did not know it was being moved until well after the fact.  While these Bedenbaugh's are not in my direct line, this Adam Bedenbaugh (who should be shown as Adam, Jr.) was a brother to my descendent Henry Bedenbaugh.  They were both sons of Adam Bedenbaugh, Sr. who was one of two sons of the original Bedenbaugh immigrant Michael Bidenbach.  This information primarily from Brent Holcomb's book The Bedenbaugh-Betenbaugh Family......
 
Thought you might want to update the location.  While I hate to see any cemetery disturbed, this does make it more easily accessible to ancestors.   By the way, one of the persons who was involved in the move, said one of the children's coffins was made of iron like the ones that were discovered at the cemetery off 219 in Newberry near where the Komatsu plant is located.

Saturday August 30, 2008

Descendants’ Reunion

 Of Prior Property Owners Of The Area Now

 Fort Jackson, SC

When: October 18th, 2008

Time: 8:30 am

Where” Ft. Jackson, SC, Post Conference Room (PCR)

 

Corner of Jackson Blvd. & Gregg St. Bldg. #4345

Parking along Gregg St. or across the street in the Post

Museum parking lot.

 

Directions: Enter the post through Gate #2 (Forest Dr.) At checkpoint stay in far right lane if your vehicle has no decal. You will have to show picture Ids. Cross Magruder St. (first light at check point). Turn right at next light onto Jackson Blvd, go through one light on Jackson, continue straight for one block. The PCR with parking lot and Post HQs are on the right. Memorial Chapel is on the left.

We will have a local historian to speak on the area before the fort was built and on the start up of the installation. We urge attendees to bring family sheets and other documents pertaining to family.

 

Events Scheduled By Fort Jackson

 

(1)   Bus Tour of three cemeteries, Mt. Pleasant, Westbury, & Jones

(2)   Windshield Bus Tour of Ft. Jackson

(3)   Speaker from Ft. Jackson

(4)   Dining with the soldiers ($3.85 per person)

 

We will meet at 8:30 am to open this reunion. At 9:15 am, Ft. Jackson will have a welcome speaker. He or she will discuss how the land is being used now and the missions of the fort. Around 10:15 we will break and load military busses. Between 10:30 and 12 a windshield bus tour of the fort will begin including the cemetery visits. At 12:15-1:00 Lunch in military dining facility,  1:15 Tour Post Museum to see map of property owners. 1:30 Walk to Post Conference Room,, 1:45-2:30 speakers,  Mr. Dean Hunt, historian, and Mr. Bill Bauer, genealogist. We will then conclude with ending remarks.

 

Saturday August 23, 2008

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Joe Long discussing saddle holsters used by Richard S. Desportes during the Civil War. Deportes, a Columbia native with the 3rd Battalion SC Infantry, carried the holsters throughout the war. His initials are carved on them. 

The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.  

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Thursday August 21, 2008

Important Genealogical Information About 1,442 South Carolina Civil War Soldiers


In cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, important individual genealogy information may be found in the recently published book, A History of the 15th South Carolina Infantry:1861-1865 by James B. Clary. Biographical sketches of the 1,442 officers and men who served in this regiment of Kershaw’s famous South Carolina brigade makes up approximately 280 pages of this 600+ page book. The individuals came from eight South Carolina districts including Union, Lexington, Fairfield, Richland, Kershaw, Edgefield, Abbeville and Williamsburg plus others.

 Copies of this book may be purchased via the following:

 The World Wide Web:  www.15thscinfantry.com

 United States Postal mail:

 James Clary

232 Beachers Brook Lane

Cary, NC 27511 

By Telephone:  919 467-2108

 Additional information about this book may be found at www.15thscinfantry.com

Wednesday August 13, 2008

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features a follow-up to last week's shooting range video.  The museum staff discusses what they learned from shooting historic weapons and how it will impact their work with artifacts and the public. 

The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Wednesday August 6, 2008

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features the museum staff on a field trip to a Lexington County shooting range to fire a variety of authentic period weapons used by soldiers during the last century. John Dreyer, a competitive shooter, instructed the staff in firing these historic weapons (all from his personal collection).       

The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.

 Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Please find attached information about the upcoming 11th Annual Symposium on South Carolina Civil War History, September 19-20, 2008.  For questions about the symposium, contact Patrick McCawley at 803-896-6203 or patrick@scdah.state.sc.us. Thank you!
 
 
Jai Cassidy Shaiman
PR and Graphic Design
SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
P: 803-737-8287
F: 803-737-8099

Monday, July 28, 2008

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Joe Long discussing the flight helmet and career of WWI naval aviator James Griffin.  Griffin, a Columbia native, had a unique duty during the war as the pilot of a naval airship or dirigible. Airships were important to the United States Navy because they provided the best guard against U-boat attacks.  
 
The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.
 
Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Thursday,  July 24, 2008

CEMETERIES LOCATED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

Section 27-43-310.    (A)    An owner of private property on which a cemetery, burial ground, or grave is located must allow ingress and egress to the cemetery, burial ground, or grave as provided in this section by any of the following persons:

(1)    family members and descendants of deceased persons buried on the private property or an agent who has the written permission of family members or descendants;

(2)    a cemetery plot owner;

(3)    persons lawfully participating in a burial; or

(4)    a person engaging in genealogy research who has received the written permission of:

(a)    family members or descendants of deceased persons buried on the private property; or

(b)    the owner of record, an agent of the owner of record, or an occupant of the private property acting on behalf and with permission of the owner of record.

(B)    The ingress and egress granted to persons specified in subsection (A) must be exercised as provided in this section and is limited to the purposes of:

(1)    visiting graves;

(2)    maintaining the gravesite or cemetery;

(3)    lawfully burying a deceased person in a cemetery or burial plot by those granted rights of burial to that plot; or

(4)    conducting genealogy research.

(C)(1)    In order to exercise the ingress and egress provided in subsection (A), a person authorized by subsection (A) must give written notice to the owner of record, an agent of the owner of record, or an occupant of the private property acting on behalf of and with permission of the owner of record that:

(a)    he or the person for whom he requests ingress and egress meets the statutory requirements provided in subsection (A); and

(b)    he requests a written proposal designating reasonable conditions for the exercise of ingress and egress as provided in subsection (B).

(2)    Within thirty days after receipt of the written notice to exercise the ingress and egress, the owner of record, an agent of the owner of record, or an occupant of the private property acting on behalf and with permission of the owner of record must respond with a written proposal designating reasonable conditions for ingress and egress, including, but not limited to, routes to be used for access, duration of access, and time restrictions for access.

(3)    The exercise of ingress and egress on the property by persons authorized in subsection (A) for the purposes specified in subsection (B) must be exercised as reasonably restricted in time and manner by the owner of record, an agent of the owner of record, or an occupant of the private property acting on behalf and with permission of the owner of record. The exercise of ingress and egress must not substantially and unreasonably interfere with the use, enjoyment, or economic value of the property by the owner or an occupant of the private property.

(4)    If, thirty days after receipt of the written notice to exercise ingress and egress on the private property, written notice of reasonable conditions for the exercise of the ingress and egress as provided in subsection (B) have not been proposed or accepted, a person authorized by subsection (A) or the owner of record, an agent of the owner of record, or an occupant of the private property acting on behalf and with permission of the owner may institute a proceeding in the magistrate's court of the county in which the cemetery, burial ground, or grave is located. In granting relief to either party, the magistrate may set the frequency, hours, duration, or other conditions of the ingress and egress.

(5)    A magistrate may deny the exercise of ingress and egress as provided in this section if:

(a)    the person seeking to exercise the ingress and egress is not authorized by subsection (A); or

(b)    the magistrate is presented with credible evidence that the person authorized by subsection (A) is involved in an imminent or actual violation of state or local law while upon, or entering, or exiting the private property; or

(c)    the magistrate makes a finding, based upon a showing of credible evidence, that there is no condition of entry, no matter how limited in time, manner, or otherwise restricted, that would allow the person authorized by subsection (A) to enter the private property for the purposes authorized by subsection (B) without substantially and unreasonably interfering with the use, enjoyment, or economic value of the property by the owner or an occupant of the private property.

(6)    The provisions of this subsection do not authorize a magistrate to make determinations concerning the title of the property or establish an easement across the property.

(D)    In the absence of intentional or willful misconduct, or intentional, willful, or malicious failure to guard or warn against a dangerous condition, use, structure, or activity, the owner of record, an agent of the owner of record, or an occupant of the private property acting on behalf and with permission of the owner of record is immune from liability in any civil suit, claim, action, or cause of action arising out of the access granted pursuant to this section.

(E)(1)    A person exercising ingress or egress to a cemetery, burial ground, or grave under the provisions of this section is responsible for conducting himself in a manner that does not damage the private property or the cemetery, burial ground, or grave, and is liable to the owner of record for any damage caused as a result of the ingress or egress.

(2)    The ingress or egress to a cemetery, burial ground, or grave on private property conferred by this section does not include the authority to operate motor vehicles on the private property unless a road or adequate right-of-way exists that permits access by motor vehicles and the person authorized to exercise ingress and egress by subsection (A) has been given written permission to use motor vehicles on the road or right-of-way.

(F)(1)    The provisions of this section do not apply to any deed or other written instrument executed prior to the effective date of this section which creates or reserves a cemetery, burial ground, or grave on private property, and which specifically sets forth terms of ingress and egress.

(2)    The provisions of this section in no way abrogate, affect, or encumber the title to the landowner's private property and are exercisable only for a particular private property that is subject to the provisions of this section."

SECTION    2.    Section 6-29-1145 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act No. 45 of 2007, is further amended to read:

"Section 6-29-1145.    (A)    In an application for a permit, the local planning agency must inquire if in the application or by written instructions to an applicant whether the tract or parcel of land is restricted by any recorded covenant that is contrary to, conflicts with, or prohibits the permitted activity.

(B)    If a local planning agency has actual notice of a restrictive covenant on a tract or parcel of land that is contrary to, conflicts with, or prohibits the permitted activity:

(1)    in the application for the permit;

(2)    from materials or information submitted by the person or persons requesting the permit; or

(3)    from any other source including, but not limited to, other property holders,

the local planning agency must not issue a the permit for activity that is contrary to, conflicts with, or is prohibited by the restrictive covenant unless the local planning agency receives confirmation from the applicant that the restrictive covenant has been waived released for the tract or parcel of land either by action of the other property holders subject to the restrictive covenant appropriate authority or property holders or by court order.

(C)    As used in this section:

(1)    'actual notice' is not constructive notice of documents filed in local offices concerning the property, and does not require the local planning agency to conduct searches in any records offices for filed restrictive covenants;

(2)    'permit' does not mean an authorization to build or place a structure on a tract or parcel of land; and

(2)(3)    'restrictive covenant' does not mean a restriction concerning a type of structure that may be built or placed on a tract or parcel of land."

SECTION    3.    Sections 27-43-10 through Section 27-43-40 of the 1976 Code are designated as Article 1 of Chapter 43, Title 27 and are entitled "Removal of Abandoned Cemeteries", and Chapter 43 of Title 27 of the 1976 Code is reentitled "Cemeteries".

SECTION    4.    If any section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this act is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such holding shall not affect the constitutionality or validity of the remaining portions of this act, the General Assembly hereby declaring that it would have passed this chapter, and each and every section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, and word thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more other sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences, clauses, phrases, or words hereof may be declared to be unconstitutional, invalid, or otherwise ineffective.

SECTION    5.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

/s/Sen. Larry A. Martin    /s/Rep. Ben A. Hagood, Jr.

Sen. George E. Campsen III    /s/Rep. Garry R. Smith

/s/Sen. Kent M. Williams    /s/Rep. Walton J. McLeod

On Part of the Senate.        On Part of the House.

Sunday,  July 20, 2008

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Sarah Wooton discussing the 318th Field Artillery Band, which served 22 months overseas during World War I. The band performed goodwill concerts in cities and villages throughout France. General Pershing was a strong advocate for military bands and urged Congress to send more bands overseas during the war.   

The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.

 Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Wednesday,  July 16, 2008

Meeting Schedule

WHEN: August 2008, 3rd Sunday, 3pm
WHERE: Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer, Newberry, S.C.
WHAT: Business Meeting only

 
WHEN: September 2008, 3rd Sunday, 3pm
WHERE: Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer, Newberry, S.C.
WHAT: Special Guest Speaker, Mike Becknell. Guests are always welcome
 
WHEN: October 2008, 3rd Sunday, 3pm
WHERE: Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer, Newberry, S.C.
WHAT: Special Guest Speaker, Mike Bedenbaugh.  Guests are always welcome
 
WHEN: November 2008, 3rd Sunday, 3pm
WHERE: Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer, Newberry, S.C.
WHAT:  Special Guest Speaker, Larry Robinson.   Guests are always welcome
 
WHEN: December 2008, No Regular Meeting.  Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday but remember to get your membership renewals in on time PLEASE.  All members will receive an Application For Renewal in the mail each December.
 

Tuesday,  July 15, 2008

MOVIE SCENE SHOT IN NEWBERRY
 

This is pretty neat! A friend of mine that lives in an apartment on Main Street took these pics… 

A movie scene was shot downtown Newberry on Sunday afternoon at the Main Street Grill and on the street. Local car owners provided the old cars. It was cool seeing nothing but old cars on the street! 

It's a short movie (no big screen)! Here's what I found on the internet..

Meridian is a tale of second chances and plays on the possibilities of time travel to rectify past events. Shooting is scheduled for the week of June 23-June29 in Columbia, Newberry, and Aiken.
The short film will be produced for distribution to film festival circuits by Frosty Palm Studios LLC, Fusioncorp Design Mediahouse, and the University of South Carolina.

Picture 1     Picture 2     Picture 3     Picture 4

Picture 5     Picture 6     Picture 7     Picture 8

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This is a wonderful site for Rev War pension applications.  They have been transcribed in detail and give a lot of information on the Rev War activities of some of the Dutch Fork people.  I find records for George Adam Summer, Henry Dominick, Jacob Fulmer, Jr., Thomas Rall, Andrew Kelly and John and James Cannon.  I'm sure there are others.
 In case you didn't know about this site.
-Carl Nichols

This is a great site.

Ann Corum
 

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This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Krissy Johnson talking about Malvina Gist, who worked for the Confederate States Treasury in Columbia and later in Richmond. In her effort to support the Confederacy, Gist took a job at the Confederate Printing Plant on Gervais Street (now a Publix grocery store). She and the other women who worked there signed their names over 3200 times per day.
 
The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting
www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.
 
Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Saturday,  July 5, 2008

 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 Summer 2008, Issue 16  


 
McRae Business Papers Now Open for Research!
The inventory and rehousing of the McRae Business Papers is now complete. A finding aid is now available on the McRae section of the SCCRRMM website. The papers are now open for researchers...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
New Format for the 'Regimental Courier'
The Regimental Courier now has a new look and a more streamlined format. The new design compliments the museum's main website...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Museum to be Featured on PBS's 'History Detectives' July 7
The museum is featured in an upcoming episode of the critically acclaimed PBS show History Detectives. The episode explores a privately owned flag that is linked to the largely forgotten African-American 371st Infantry Regiment...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Summer Interns at the Museum
The SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is fortunate to have six interns this summer working in various museum departments...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Collections & Exhibitions Updates
The Collections and Exhibitions department is in a dynamic planning phase that will yield results starting this fall. Comprehensive interpretive planning for the next five years is already underway. The exhibitions calendar will be added to our website this fall...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Spanish Language Gallery Guide Now Available
Paula Fernandez Dunn, a South Carolina high school teacher, has created a Spanish language guide for the main museum gallery. The guide helps make South Carolina's military heritage and history accessible to Spanish speakers...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
Museum Receives WWII Weapon
The Collections Department is in the process of accessioning a WWII weapon with a wonderful story behind it. The M-1 carbine carried on the beach at Iwo Jima by a 19-year old Navy corpsman is being donated by the original owner's son...
[FULL STORY]
 
 

 
New Website for Educators
The SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum will launch a website created specifically as a resource for South Carolina educators...
[FULL STORY]
 
 
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In this Issue
McRae Business Papers Now Open for Research!
 
New Format for the 'Regimental Courier'
 
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The S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is featured in an upcoming episode of the critically acclaimed PBS show History Detectives.  The episode explores a privately owned flag that is linked to the largely forgotten African-American 371st Infantry Regiment, which fought in World War I and mainly from South Carolina.  

The flag’s owner contacted History Detectives to investigate its authenticity.  The show’s producers then contacted the museum because it has two 371st flags in its collection, one of which is currently on display in the exhibit “Forgotten Stories: SC Fights the Great War.”  In January, the production crew filmed a portion of the episode at the museum, interviewing Sarah Wooton, Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, about the 371st Regiment and the flags.   

The episode will air July 7 at 9:00 as part of the sixth season of History Detectives

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror.   

About the 371st Regiment

The 371st Infantry Regiment formed in August 1917 and consisted of African-American draftees mostly from South Carolina. After training at Camp Jackson, the unit arrived on the Western Front in April 1918.  It was placed under the command of the French Army because of their desperate need for new troops, and out of fear that racial tension might erupt between African-American and white American soldiers.  The unit was reorganized to fit the French army structure and spent the spring of 1918 training in French tactics.  The regiment was put into battle to relieve the exhausted French and allied Italian units and fought until the end of the war.   

A community reception was held in February, 1919 at Allen University in honor of the return of the 371st.  The two flags of the regiment that were carried in France were presented to the community at that time.  Those flags are part of the collection of the S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.  One of these flags is now conserved and on display for the first time in the museum's history

Monday,  June 30, 2008

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Sarah Wooton, Chief Curator, discussing the African-American 371st Infantry Regiment that served in WWI. The 371st, draftees mainly from South Carolina, trained at Camp Jackson before serving with the French during the war. The Regiment, and the museum, will be featured on PBS's History Detectives July 7 at 9:00.                                                                               

The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.  

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Thursday,  June 26, 2008

I just want to let you know this so that you can pass it on.  Ancestry.com does have the 1840 Census for Abbeville District (county) South Carolina even though they don’t have it listed under the counties for 1840 S.C. census and it is not indexed (a search for someone in Abbeville County will result in “no matches”).  They have put Abbeville County (District) under Charleston (county). Anyone living in Abbeville in 1840 can be found in Charleston.

1840 United States Federal Census (Ancestry.com)

search engine page

http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8057&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0

scroll down to states that are included in this census and click on South Carolina

Abbeville and Anderson Districts (counties) are not listed.

A search result for my ancestor (just using his name and leaving the county blank) shows that he is in Charleston County. However, the census page has Abbeville District written on the side (left).

Anyone using the search engine looking for someone in Abbeville County, should put Charleston for the county.

Elizabeth S. Pitts
Secretary/Treasurer
ONDC
 

Wednesday,  June 11, 2008

Since Father's Day falls on the 3rd Sunday, our regular meeting day, please make plans to attend on the 4th Sunday in June. 

Monday,  June 9, 2008

Video of the Week Features a 'Blood-Stained' Mexican War Era Scarf
 

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Rachel Cockrell, Registrar, discussing a silk scarf that belonged to Pvt. Thomas Tillman, who was killed in 1847 during the Mexican War.  Tillman was part of the SC Volunteers, Shield’s Brigade.  Records on the scarf indicate that it was blood-stained but this cannot be confirmed without forensic analysis.

The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Friday,  May 9, 2008

Reminder:  No regular meeting in May, only business meeting of officers.

A special guest speaker,  Mike Becknell will present our program the 3rd Sunday in June, 2008.  Mark your calendar.  Bring a guest.

Monday,  May 5, 2008

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Krissy Dunn, Curator of History, discussing the recently acquired McRae Papers Collection.  These papers provide rare documentation of blockade running and the purchasing operations of the Confederacy.  The papers belonged to Colin J. McRae, the South’s purchasing agent in England.  The collection was found in the attic of a historic home in Alabama.   Visit http://www.crr.sc.gov/support/mcrae/ for more information about the papers. 

 The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.

 Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 
 

Saturday,  April 26, 2008

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Sarah Wooton discussing a laptop donated by Major Scott Bell.  This laptop was used when he recently served in Iraq and is now part of the museum’s Write from the Front Collection.  This award winning program seeks to collect and preserve the emails and digital photos from soldiers during the current War on Terror.

 The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting www.crr.sc.gov/videos or http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos are added regularly.

 Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Wednesday,  April 16, 2008

Civil War Photography Lecture and Demonstration, Exhibit Featuring Iconic Period Images

On April 26, the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum is hosting a lecture and demonstration on Civil War photography.  This event coincides with the museum’s latest exhibit, “Civil War Photographs from the David L. Hack Collection.”  This traveling exhibit organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia features unique and rare period photographs.

These images include Robert E. Lee in the uniform he wore while surrendering at Appomattox and Abraham Lincoln’s last formal photo session in the White House. Photographs of battlefield medicine tents at Gettysburg, a military band, and Confederate spy Rose Greenhow are among the unique scenes on display.  Also included is one of the first examples of photo journalism in American history – Alexander Gardner’s photograph series of the Lincoln assassination conspirators’ execution.    

Brooks Johnson, Curator of Photography at the Chrysler Museum, will speak about iconic photographs on display, as well as the photographers of the Civil War.  He will also discuss the various techniques utilized in this time period.  A brief exhibit tour will follow the lecture.    

After the tour, Jonathan Goley, a Columbia area photographer and artist, will provide an educational demonstration of wet plate collodion photography.  This was one technique used by photographers during the Civil War.

The event begins at 1:00pm and is free to the public. This program is sponsored by The Humanities Council SC, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage. 

For more information about the exhibit, please visit http://www.crr.sc.gov/exhibitions/current/. 

Wednesday,  April 2, 2008

:Preview Video of New Exhibit

 

A preview video of the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s new 'Civil War Photographs' exhibit has been posted to the museum's YouTube Channel.  The video features Chief Curator Sarah Wooton giving a brief overview and tour of the exhibit, which is open through June 28.    

The museum’s video site can be accessed by visiting http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos will be added regularly.

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The Spring 2008 issue of 'The Regimental Courier' is now available online.  Please visit the link below to access the e-newsletter. 
 

http://www.state.sc.us/newsletter/crr/200831754960941.2714.html

 
Thank you for your interest in the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

NOW OPEN - Preview at http://www.crr.sc.gov/exhibitions/

                                                   

Iconic Images of the Civil War Featured in New Photography Exhibit

 COLUMBIA, SC — Robert E. Lee in the uniform he wore while surrendering at Appomattox. Abraham Lincoln’s last formal photo session in the White House. The moment when the Lincoln assassination plotters were executed. 

 These images – and dozens of other iconic photographs of America’s bloody Civil War – are at the S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum as part of a fascinating new exhibit, “Civil War Photographs from the David L. Hack Collection.”  The first South Carolina appearance for the traveling exhibit organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia will feature over 50 unique photographs.

“The images in this collection are stark, human and unforgettable and will be of great interest to both the military history enthusiast and the general public,” said museum Director Allen Roberson. “These are some of the most powerful and well-known photographs in our nation’s history.”

 They range from portraits of Confederate spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow and her daughter to battle front scenes and studio shots of soldiers and their tattered flags. Some of the subjects, like Gen. George Armstrong Custer, would make their mark after the war. The exhibit also explains the technical processes used by photographers during this time when photography was first becoming a mass medium. 

 The exhibit includes images from a variety of photographers who worked in the North and South.  While Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner are perhaps the most well-known photographers of the war, there were several talented photographers who worked in the South.  However, they struggled to produce images during the war due to difficulties in obtaining supplies.

Both exhibits close June 28, 2008.  They will be displayed in two galleries located within the main gallery. 
 
 

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

OPENING FRIDAY - Preview at http://www.crr.sc.gov/exhibitions/upcoming/                                                              

 Iconic Images of the Civil War Featured in New Photography Exhibit

 COLUMBIA, SC — Robert E. Lee in the uniform he wore while surrendering at Appomattox.  Abraham Lincoln’s last formal photo session in the White House.  The moment when the Lincoln assassination plotters were executed. 

 These images – and dozens of other iconic photographs of America’s bloody Civil War – are coming to the S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum March 28 as part of a fascinating new exhibit, “Civil War Photographs from the David L. Hack Collection.”  The first South Carolina appearance for the traveling exhibit organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia will feature over 50 unique period photographs.

 “The images in this collection are stark, human and unforgettable and will be of great interest to both the military history enthusiast and the general public,” said museum Director Allen Roberson. “These are some of the most powerful and well-known photographs in our nation’s history.”

 They range from portraits of Confederate spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow and her daughter to battle front scenes and studio shots of soldiers and their tattered flags. Some of the subjects, like Gen. George Armstrong Custer, would make their mark after the war. The exhibit also explains the technical processes used by photographers during this time when photography was first becoming a mass medium. 

 The exhibit includes images from a variety of photographers who worked in the North and South.  While Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner are perhaps the most well-known photographers of the war, there were several talented photographers who worked in the South.  However, they struggled to produce images during the war due to difficulties in obtaining supplies.

 The Chrysler exhibit has been supplemented with a few examples from South Carolina photographers that are from the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s collection or borrowed from the South Caroliniana Library. 

 Also on exhibit will be “Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs by Willie Anne Wright,” which features photographs depicting Civil War re-enactors using the primitive pinhole photography process.  Using this technique, Wright (b. 1924) followed living historians to many re-enactments to document scenes similar to those that interested Civil War-era photographers.  

 Both exhibits open March 28, 2008 and close June 28, 2008.  They will be displayed in two galleries located within the main gallery.   

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Subject: Video of the Week Features Artifact Conservation
 

This week’s new video on the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features Rachel Cockrell, Registrar, demonstrating minor conservation techniques on a bolo knife that is in the museum’s permanent collection.  This is the same knife that Joe Long discusses in an earlier video. 

The museum’s site video can be accessed by visiting http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos will be added regularly.  

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. 

Friday, March 21, 2008

ONDC Program 3rd Sunday, April 2008

 

Mr. Kenneth H. Robison II. will present a program on War With Spain at our April Meeting, April 20, 2008, 3:00 p.m. at The Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer, Newberry, S.C.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.  Bring a friend.  Guests are always welcome.

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Maryland State Archives
 
The Maryland State Archives currently has a search feature which allows you to search for digital images of land records for the Colony/State of Maryland. The search feature is currently in the test phase and is free. You just have to create an account. To access the land records, go to the state archives homepage at www.msa.md.gov. On the left side of this page under "General Information", there is a link called "MDLandRec.Net". Select this link and it will prompt you for your User Id (your e-mail address) and a password, which you will receive via e-mail after you create an account. Your browser may need to be set to allow cookies and pop-ups from this site. On the left side of the webpage, you will see a listing of counties. Select the county, and you find a link to the indices to the land records, as well as, the land records books themselves. There is also a link to a user guide to that explain how to use the site.
 
Greenville County Historical Records
 
The Greenville County Government website also has digital images of legal records with free access. These records can be accessed at the following link: http://greenvillecounty.org/apps/Historical_Records_Search/. The site has Records of Council Commissioners, Court of Common Pleas, Court of General Sessions, Probate Records, Register of Deeds, and Sheriff's Office

Monday, March 17, 2008

ESCN Database Reports - Index to the Early SC Newspapers
 

I searched this database index, some years ago, and got some great information. You can check by state to see what libraries have the ESCN books/microfilms of the newspapers.  I found the name of the ship in which my ancestor came to SC on and from where it had embarked…my ancestor arrived in Charleston, SC, 15 Feb 1768, from London England on the brigantine St. Peter. The “story” of his passage can be found in a Council Journal (I think all of these are at SCA), in which the record of this ship’s passengers petitioned for land.    ESCN Search Service will, after you have checked their online database for the surname(s), copy the newspaper information and send to you for a fee. But, if you are lucky, you can get this same information from a library which has these books (that the ESCN have compiled).  Read more about it at the following links….  

 http://www.escndatabase.com/  Main page

http://www.escndatabase.com/name1.htm  Online Listing of Surnames

http://www.escndatabase.com/hold1.htm   Microfilm [or book] Locations By State

 http://www.escndatabase.com/sr_intro.htm  ESCN Database Introduction (and to their search service)

http://www.escndatabase.com/howto_sr.htm  How to Order a Surname Search

There are 61 Pitts and 253 Pitt.

 ESCN Database Reports (ISSN 1082-6637) is an ongoing series of reference books that provide Quick Reference Indexing of data found in the local news and advertisement sections of the early South Carolina newspapers. There is one book published for each calendar year of a particular early newspaper's publication life. Each book contains four (4) separate Database Reports that provide newspaper publication data on the following general subject classifications: 

Individual Names
Organizational Names
Shipping & Maritime Articles
Slavery Related Articles

 Additionally, beginning with newspaper publication year 1760, two (2) more Database Reports were added to our ESCN Database Reports books, to provide newspaper publication data on the general subject classifications of:

Name References
Blind Advertisements

 Titles and Publication Years of the Early South Carolina Newspapers

South Carolina Gazette, 1732-1775
Gazette of the State of South Carolina, 1777-1780
South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal, 1765-1775
Charlestown Gazette, 1778-1780
South Carolina Weekly Gazette, 1758-1764
South Carolina and American General Gazette, 1764-1781
Royal South Carolina Gazette, 1780-1782
Royal Gazette, 1781-1782

 

Documents found on Ancestry.com

 

Pay rosters and muster rolls that were found in the book Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, Vol. I

 

You can find this book on Ancestry.com.  Go to search, Military Records, scroll down until you find the above name and click on it.  From there you can go directly to each section of the book.  There is a page called Sources And Abbreviations that give all of the source documents where the information was found. 

 

The Preface included in this book explain that “most of the information is derived exclusively from Military Records located in the archives of the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Because of the types of material available it was necessary to limit the scope of the book to specific military records. Thus, among the records not included are the Colonial Office Papers in the Public Record Office, London, England.  These records include Loyalists’ claims for losses as well as state papers and correspondence relating to the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods.  "Since much of this material has been published elsewhere, it is not included here.”

 

You can follow the same process to find the book, Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the Revolution

 

You can use this information as you see fit.  Personally, unless a book is a transcription of legal documents, such as muster rolls, pay rolls, deeds, wills and estates, etc., it should ONLY be used as a source to be verified.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Subject: Preview Civil War Photography Exhibit
 

Please visit the link below for a preview of the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum's upcoming exhibit, "Civil War Photographs from the David L. Hack Collection." 
 
This exhibit features some of the most iconic images of the Civil War. They range from portraits of Confederate spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow and her daughter to battle front scenes and studio shots of soldiers and their tattered flags. Some of the subjects, like Gen. George Armstrong Custer, would make their mark after the war. The exhibit also explains the technical processes used by photographers during this time when photography was first becoming a mass medium. 
 
The exhibit includes images from a variety of photographers who worked in the North and South.  It opens March 28 and closes June 28.  Please visit this link for a preview of this exciting exhibit and our website for more information. 
 
 

 

Subject: Video of the Week Features Historic Bibles
 

This week’s new video on the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s YouTube Channel features several historic Bibles and other religious artifacts that are part of the permanent collection – including one that stopped a bullet.   The segment is hosted by Curator of History Kristina Dunn.

 The museum’s video site can be accessed by visiting http://www.youtube.com/SCCRRMM. After creating a free YouTube account visitors choose to subscribe to the channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner of the page. New videos will be added regularly.

 Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror.

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No regular meeting  Sunday, January 20, only meeting of the officers.
 
The next regular meeting of ONDC will be February 17, 2008, 3pm, Lutheran Church of The Redeemer, same time, same place.
 
Elizabeth S. (Lib) Pitts
Secretary/Treasurer
Webmistress
Old Newberry District Chapter
 

Sunday, January 20, 2008

(from The State newspaper, issue November 25, 2007, page B5)

Nelle Taylor was the wife of our chapter’s Vice-President – Joel Taylor.

 

NELLE TAYLOR

SALUDA -- Nelle Harmon Taylor, distinguished educator, died Friday, November 23, 2007, at the age of 77 in the Saluda Nursing Center. The family will receive friends at Ramey Funeral Home Sunday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Saluda. Graveside services will follow in the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Prosperity (off SC-391), around 3:15 p.m. or after.

            Mrs. Taylor was born September 26, 1930, in Prosperity, SC, to Frank Simpson Harmon and Mattie Barnette Bedenbaugh Harmon. She was the last born of five siblings including Doris Ruth Harmon Hawkins, Mary Lucile Harmon Lowe, Geneva Harmon Wall and Tommy Harmon. She graduated from Winthrop College with a BA in English. She later earned an M.Ed. in Education Administration from the University of South Carolina. She married Malcolm Joel Taylor in 1951. Her sons, Thomas Joel "Tommy" Taylor and Timothy Harmon Taylor were born in 1958 and 1968, respectively.

            Nelle Taylor's career as an educator and public education advocate took distinct phases. She taught English at Saluda High School for 13 years, at various times acting as faculty advisor for the yearbook, plays, speech contests, and class trips. She served as the school's first guidance counselor for 13 years. She moved to the district office as Saluda's first director of instruction for 9 years and finished her career as Saluda District One School's first female district superintendent for 7 years.

            Her years of service to Saluda were interrupted only by the year she was president of the 24,000 member South Carolina Education Association. Dedication to promotion of teaching as a profession led to many opportunities. Mrs. Taylor was elected to the National Education Association's Board of Directors, attended numerous NEA conventions, and represented the United States at the World Confederation of Organizations of Teaching in Berlin. She was the South Carolina Higher Education Commission's first female chair and was instrumental in the development of the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Math in Hartsville as a member of the school's board and foundation since 1993. She served for many years on the University of South Carolina's Education Foundation Board.

            Mrs. Taylor was honored with honorary doctorates by Winthrop University (1984) and Lander University (1989) and the Order of the Palmetto (1988). Schuyler and Yvonne Moore endowed the Nelle Taylor scholarship in special education at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The Saluda County Education Association also created a Nelle Taylor scholarship for Saluda High School students intending to major in education. The Congaree Council of Girls Scouts named her a "Woman of Distinction" in 1994.

            In addition to her professional life, Mrs. Taylor devoted her best to St. Paul United Methodist Church. She served as Sunday School teacher, taking much of several days to prepare each lesson. She was chair of the administrative council, lay leader, president of the local United Methodist Women, and representative to the annual conference, among other jobs. She served the South Carolina Conference on the Episcopacy Committee for eight years and helped plan the inauguration of the late Bishop Joseph Bethea. She considered co-chairing the St. Paul Centennial committee with dear friend Dr. Ruby P. Herlong to have been one of her most satisfying experiences in the church. Locally, Nelle also volunteered at the Saluda Museum and served as chair of the Saluda Historical Association Board of Directors.

            Nelle was a devoted mother and wife in addition to her many responsibilities outside the home. She is survived by her husband, partner, and best friend of 56 years, Joel Taylor. They met when Joel's family moved to town when they were 10 years old. In addition her sons, Timothy married Melinda Wash in 1992. They presented Nelle with her grandson, Luke Harmon Taylor, the absolute joy of her life, May 26, 2006. Mrs. Taylor is also survived by her sister Geneva and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins who have remained in constant touch through gatherings each year.

            The family wishes to thank all those who have sent cards or stopped by to visit Nelle through her hospitalization and the staff of Lexington Medical Center 8th floor and Saluda Nursing Center.

            Memorials may be made to the St. Paul United Methodist Church Family Life Center Fund (102 East Butler Ave., Saluda, SC 29138), the Nelle Taylor Educator Scholarship (attention Willie Scott, Saluda Middle School, Ivory Key Road, Saluda, SC 29138), or the Nelle Taylor Scholarship in Special Education (contact Gloria Price at gloriap@gwm.sc.eduor (803)-777-3075).

 

Saturday, January 12, 2008

ROBERT PITTS

Robert Stonewall Pitts, 83, of Gold Street, Bremen, died Jan. 6, 2008.

Mr. Pitts was born Aug. 31, 1924, in Alabama to the late Augustus Pitts and Ludie Stevens Pitts. He was a retired baker and was a veteran of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Pitts, and a son, Benny Pitts.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert R. and Faye Pitts, and a daughter, Roxie L. McCoy, all of Bremen, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. at Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen with Rev. Travis Pritchard officiating. Pallbearers will be Jimmy McCarley, Larry McCarley, Mike Crews, Roy Hearn, Ron Rooks and Chris Brown. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 

Saturday, January 5, 2008

This may be a repeat for some of you.  But this website covers early counties in Georgia  that  many Pitts  are associated with.  Very easy to search and each county has some good links to other sources. Don't forget to review the links from time to time to help with your research.
  
Welcome to the Friends of Cemeteries of middle Georgia website. This website contains searchable indexes to over 43,000 graves and over 800 cemeteries in Baldwin, Hancock, Jones, Washington and Wilkinson Counties, Georgia.


http://www.friendsofcems.org/default.asp  or click on Related Links in Left Column
 
Rick and Terri Hills, Pitts researchers shared this information to assist researchers.
 
Terri
 

Friday, January 4, 2008

NEW -  COMING SOON !

Federal Census Newberry, South Carolina 1790 - 1840

             This is a 4-volume series of abstracts of the Federal Enumeration Census for      Newberry County.  All of the information from the original census is contained in these volumes including names of heads of household, number of other persons in the various age categories in the household, and original census page numbers.  Often the census taker gave occupations and nicknames to distinguish similar names of individuals.  All four volumes are 8½ x 11 spiral bound with index. 

Volume 1 by David E. Sease and Edith Greisser. 

Volumes 2, 3, & 4 by Edith Greisser.

 

1790 – 1810, 208 pages  Total price:  $17.00

1820, 176 pages  Total price:  $17.00

1830, 280 pages  Total price:  $22.00

1840, 268 pages  Total price:  $22.00

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