Saturday, October 30, 2010

Surname Saturday: Claude Moore and Dona Pearl Phillips

Claude Moore
b. 12 Nov 1882, Dallas County, Texas
d. 24 Feb 1955, Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas
& Dona Pearl Philips
b. 10 Apr 1887, Texas
d. 2 Sep 1955, California
m. 1906
|--Lillie Marie Moore
|--Bobbie Loraine Moore
|--Edwin C. Moore
|--Pauline Moore
|--Dorothy Lucile Moore
|--Cecil Perry Moore
|--Raymond Moore
|--Joyce Moore

This is the family of my grandfather Kirby Runion Moore’s brother, Claude Moore, and Dona Pearl Phillips. Claude’s parents were Harlston Perrin Moore and Martha E. Lewis; Dona’s parents were David and Henrietta Phillips (her maiden name may have been Creel).

I have removed the dates of birth for the children, because there is a slight chance that a couple of the younger children may still be alive. I do not have any dates of death for them, either, and there are in general quite a few gaps in my information on them.

In 1920 this family was living in Baylor County, Texas, so they would have been near the Kirby Runion Moore family. In 1930 the family lived in Wilbarger County, which is not far away.

I would love to share information with anyone related to/researching this family; you can contact me at my e-mail address, which can be found by going to my profile page (there is a link to that page in the About Me section to the left).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordy Wednesday: The Gaffney Peachoid

Guilford Courthouse Battlefield was actually the end of our trip to Greenville, but I am featuring the Gaffney Peachoid as the final picture of the trip, because when you see it, you know you are near the border between North and South Carolina. The Peachoid is a 150-feet-tall water tower.

What you see are three imperfect pictures because I took them on our way out of South Carolina (= going north) instead going south, when you get a much better view of the Peach - a "rear-end" view, as it were (anyone who has ever seen it knows why, and also why it is also referred to as "The Moon Over Gaffney"). One thing you can see in these photos is the picturesque "road sign forest" surrounding the Peach, including a sign for the nearby Fatz Cafe.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

On our way home from Greenville, South Carolina, we stopped at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park outside of Greensboro, North Carolina.

This is a beautiful national park, and perhaps my favorite among the battlefields I have visited with my husband. The Guilford Battleground Company, established by David Schenk in the 1880s to buy up the land where the Battle of Guilford Courthouse took place on 15 March 1781, was not able to purchase all of the land on which the fighting took place, and there is undergrowth in many places where there was none at the time of the battle. However, painstaking efforts have been made to establish the exact locations where the first, second, and third lines of the Continental forces under General Nathaniel Greene fought the British under Lord Charles Cornwallis, including a revision of the locations erroneously identified by Schenk. The Visitor’s Center has some excellent educational resources, and in addition to the visitors who tour the battlefield, many locals also take advantage of the park’s beauty for walking, jogging, cycling, and other activities.

As we passed one of the rows of monuments near the Visitor's Center, my husband started to read the inscription at the base of a statue of a woman: "Kerenhappuch Turner." This was a surprise - I am related to her (through the Norman line). I had completely forgotten that this was the battle in which her son had been wounded and she is said to have come to nurse him back to health.

Monument to General Nathaniel Green

Monument to Dr. David Caldwell, Presbyterian Minister

Cavalry Monument

Monument to Joseph Moorehead, who took over the management of the Guilford Battle Ground Company after the death of David Schenk

Monument to Kerenhappuch Norman Turner,
who came to Guilford Courthouse to nurse her wounded son

Friday, October 22, 2010

Follow Friday: 22 October 2010

This Week

It’s that time of year when we’re feeling squeezed for time again – and this week it is Cynthia Shenette at Heritage Zen asking in a Follow Friday post: “How Do You Manage?”

At a3 Genealogy, Kathleen Brandt writes about one of my favorite genealogical tools in “Can’t Find Records? Use Formation Maps.” She provides several useful examples and a link to Virginia Formation Maps.

“A Family Historian” at Walking My Tree asks an interesting question: “Where do I stop?” As in, to what extent should stepfamilies be included in a family tree? Should they be given a separate tree?

How and why genealogy can sometimes help pull us out of the lows that life’s tragedies and rough spots bring us to is touchingly described by Cheryl Palmer at Heritage Happens in “Sentimental Sunday – The Roller Coaster of Emotions – Has it stopped on a High or a Low?”

Some good tips on using Google New Archive by Kimberly Powell at Kimberly’s Genealogy Blog: “Finding Family History in Google News Archive.”

Just gotta feature a great post on my city, Washington, D.C. (well, I actually live in the suburbs, but still…): Elizabeth O’Neal tells us “What I Did Over My Summer Vacation: Part 1 – Independence Day and the DAR” at Little Bytes of Life.

Jennifer at Rainy Day Genealogy Readings has some good ideas about using a Kindle for genealogy-related reading and research in “Online Reading on the Kindle.”

Laura Leigh at Moore History – Deep in the Heart of Texas has been writing a series on using descendancy research to break through brick walls; in her latest post in this series, “Breaking through Brick Walls Part 5: Descendancy Research,” relates how she used Facebook in these efforts.

In “Painting the Full Picture,” Nolichucky Roots has some wise and wistful reflections on all the emotions, thoughts, and reactions that a funeral can evoke – things that will never be revealed by names, dates, and data.

No one will ever again be able to say that genealogists don’t have a sense of humor. Clue Wagon. “In Which I Piss Off Pretty Much The Entire Genealogy Establishment.” Still recovering.

Happy First Blogoversary to Barbara at Life from the Roots! Catch Barbara’s Top Ten Posts: This week it is “Top Ten – Hints,” but if you scroll back, there are several other Top Tens.

For more suggested genealogy blog reading, check out Randy Seaver’s Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings.

This week I started following these blogs:

Southern Family History

Teresa’s Tangled Roots

Wandering Shades

This will be my last “regular” Follow Friday for a while. There may be occasional Follow features, perhaps discussions of topics raised in other blogs, or even a full “This Week” now and then, but I am experiencing a real time crunch (much as John at TransylvanianDutch has described). Right now there are a lot of developments going on in several different areas of my research and I have a lot of material to write up, digest, and incorporate.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

SNGF: Who’s To Blame?

I really love Randy’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun theme this week, and for a special reason that I’ll detail below.

Randy’s instructions are in bold and my answers follow them.

1) Read Brenda Joyce Jerome's post Who or What Do You Blame? on the Western Kentucky Genealogy blog. She asks these questions:

I had already read Brenda’s article when I saw the SNGF challenge. I enjoyed Brenda’s post because I love to read about what lured people into genealogy. And in this case Brenda asks not just “how” but also “who.”

* Can you identify person or event that started you on this search for family information?

Yes, I can, although there were several other people who aided and abetted by making the ground fertile so that the seed of genealogy obsession could sprout: my mother, who often told family stories (and whom I often begged to “tell me about the Olden Days,” to much laughter), various members of her family who participated in storytelling at family gatherings, my father and Uncle Bill, who let little bits of information drop about their family (“Grandma started doin’ Brinlee family history but got disgusted when she kept turnin’ up criminals and horse thieves who got themselves hanged”), and my Cousin Paul, who passed me a copy of the History of the Floyd Family.

But the person who is really guilty is the author of the History of the Floyd Family, my second-cousin Eunice. And why is this so special just now?

Recently two distant Floyd cousins, Randy and Rich, got in touch with me after finding Floyd articles on my blog. It turns out that they have a whole slew of information as well as family letters on the family of Eunice’s and my great-great grandfather (and brick wall), George Floyd. The letters include one from our great-grandfather Charles Augustus Floyd and several written by my grandmother’s sister Lannie Angelina Floyd only a few years before she died after giving birth to her first child. There is rich information on George’s siblings (only one of whom, Henry, was our branch of the family even vaguely aware of) and Rich’s conclusion on the identity George’s father, which coincides with Eunice’s original guess.

I have corresponded with Eunice a number of times and exchanged family history stories and information, but the demands of life have pulled one or the other of us away from “the hunt” at times. But this recent windfall, additionally fueled by some interesting articles I have found on our Texas Floyd family through my recent subscription to Genealogy Bank, has gotten Eunice “back into the game,” as well as another Floyd descendant family, Jim and Patsy (Eunice’s first cousins and my second cousins).

Now we are merrily turning up more information than we had thought possible and shooting off e-mails about our finds. Of course, each mystery solved is turning out to give rise to several new mysteries. I found reference to a lawsuit in one of the articles, gave Eunice the number, and she went to the library, printed off the file, and sent it to me. This is the second big family lawsuit file I’ve acquired in little more than a month!

So, my research is just now coming full circle, in a way. I’m doing it the way I enjoy it most – with “cousin co-conspirators” – and having a blast!

* Did you pick up researching where a relative had left off?

Sort of, and thank goodness my first look at a family history was a wonderful example of “how to do it.” Back in the 1990s, Eunice did it the old-fashioned way: books and microfilm at the library and interviewing relatives. And this was the information I started with in my first tentative Internet searches. The fact that I could push some of the lines back using just names, dates, and places that Eunice had provided (especially some tantalizingly unusual middle names) opened my eyes to how much I could find and the fact that I could keep going. But for the Floyd line itself, I was not able to add much to what Eunice had found, though I did find a marriage certificate for George Floyd and Nancy Finley, some Illinois land documents for George and Henry Floyd, and a few additional descendants of George’s other sons.

* Did your interest stem from your child's school project on genealogy?

No. One of my daughters had a family tree project in elementary school, but that was before I got involved in genealogy, and I was not able to give her much information from my side.

* If you have been researching many years, it may be hard to pinpoint one reason for this journey.

I’ve only been researching for five years.

2) Write your responses on your own blog, in a comment to this blog post, or in a note or comment on Facebook.

Here it is.

Surname Saturday: Clifton Randolph Brownlee and Rosalie Moore

Clifton Randolph “Cliff” Brownlee
b. 14 Jan 1878, Lancaster, Texas
d. 19 Jan 1932, Lubbock Co., Texas
& Rosalie/Rosa Lee Moore
b. 24 Aug 1877, South Carolina
d. 22 Nov 1953, Kern County, California
m. 1905
|--Max Henry “Jack” Brownlee
|----b. 7 Nov 1905, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
|----d. 26 Dec 1976, Bakersfield, Kern, California
|---& Rebekah Fincher
|----b. 13 Dec 1914, Blackwell, Texas
|----d. 16 Aug 2001, Plainview, Hale, Texas
|--Blanche Elizabeth Brownlee
|----b. 5 Aug 1907, Texas
|----d. 14 Feb 1973, Kern County, California
|--& Nace Brower
|----b. 31 Jul 1899, Mississippi
|----d. Jul 1970, Bakersfield, Kern, California
|----m. 27 Feb 1926, Lubbock Co., Texas
|--Neva E. Brownlee
|----b. 1909, Texas
|----d. 2 Oct 1963, Bakersfield, Kern, California
|---& Fraiser
|----b. ca 1909
|--Robert Brownlee
|----b. 1914, Lancaster, Texas
|--Doris Brownlee
|----b. 1917, Texas
|---& Verbeck
|----m. ca 1945
|--James Brownlee
|b. 1921, Texas

This is the family of my grandfather Kirby Runion Moore’s sister Rosalie (or Rosa Lee) Moore and Clifton Randolph “Cliff” Brownlee. Rosalie’s parents were Harlston Perrin Moore and Martha E. Lewis; Cliff’s parents were Enoch Meminger Brownlee and Henrietta Randolph.

I would love to share information with anyone related to/researching this family; you can contact me at my e-mail address, which can be found by going to my profile page (there is a link to that page in the About Me section to the left).

Friday, October 15, 2010

Follow Friday: 15 October 2010

This Week

An interesting research challenge is presented in "Divining faiths" at Nolichucky Roots: How to learn whether or not certain ancestors were Catholics, especially in places where public Catholic worship was not allowed?

At Roots and Rambles, Marian Pierre-Louis passes on an important lesson she learned from a CD history course: “Prove Genealogy Backwards, Read History Forward.”

Many ethnic churches have been closed or will soon be closed, and others are losing their ethnic nature. Jasia at Creative Gene has been writing a series highlighting the background of some of these beautiful churches, "The Polish Catholic Churches of Detroit."

Some information we should all know and give some consideration to is presented in the post “Wisdom Wednesday: Top Ten Considerations for Donating Your Family Papers” at Sassy Jane Genealogy.

At Karen About Genealogy, Karen Packard Rhodes discusses “When it is Difficult to do Family History” – inspired by a tragedy that compels us to take a different perspective on black sheep ancestors.

And finally, presented for your consideration:

“Intentional Acts of Genealogical Terrorism with an Accomplice” at Hayley.

“Intentional Acts of Genealogical Terrorism” at Genea-Musings

“Intentional Acts of Genealogical Terrorism” at The Research Journal

Oh frabjous day, hoorah, hooray! Terry Snyder, The Desktop Genealogist Unplugged, is back at it!

Happy Second Blogoversary to Regina at Kinfolk News!

For more suggested genealogy blog reading, check out Randy Seaver’s Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings and John Newmark’s Weekly Genealogy Picks at TransylvanianDutch.

This week I started following these blogs:

Day’s Days

Gems of the Past

Kith and Kin Research: The Blog

The Canty Quest

Walking My Tree

Monday, October 11, 2010

Standing Springs Churchyard and the Site of the Old Moore Homestead

On the day we left Greenville, after I picked up one last microfilm document printout at the library, we headed for Standing Springs before heading back north. I knew that many members of the Bud Mathis Moore family are buried in the Standing Springs churchyard, as are many members of associated families such as Cox, Long, Baldwin, and others. Below are pictures of the present-day church and churchyard. Photos of individual tombstones from the churchyard will be appearing on my Graveyard Rabbit Afield blog.

The Furman Moore History of the Moore Family indicated that the original farm was near Log Shoals Bridge, and the land deed named Stony Creek (in some areas, such as where it meets W. Georgia Road near Standing Springs, it is called Rocky Creek). Using Standing Springs, Stony Creek, and Log Shoals Bridge (which has a road named after it) as reference points, I found N. Moore Road on Google Maps. I do not know exactly how far the farm extended in various directions, but I figured that the intersection of N. Moore Road and Stony Creek (Log Shoals Road is a bit to the north) was most likely part of the old farm. Below are the map, the intersection of N. Moore Road and Stony Creek, a couple of pictures of the area, and a couple of pictures of Stony Creek.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Surname Saturday: Lee Elmo Campbell and Etta Marie Moore

Lee Elmo Campbell
b. 21 Feb 1873, Dallas Co., Texas
d. 18 May 1935, Dallas Co., Texas
& Etta Marie Moore
b. 5 Jun 1875, South Carolina (probably Anderson Co.)
d. 12 Jan 1959, Garland, Dallas, Texas
m. 1894
|--Beatrice Ursula Campbell
|----b. Aug 1895, Texas
|--Minnie Campbell
|----b. Sep 1896
|--Roberta Campbell*
|----b. 6 Sep 1897, Hutchins, Dallas, Texas
|----d. 16 Feb 1970, Garland, Dallas, Texas
|---& Phillips
|--Roberta Campbell*
|----b. 6 Sep 1897, Hutchins, Dallas, Texas
|----d. 16 Feb 1970, Garland, Dallas, Texas
|---& Harmer
|--Ruby Campbell
|----b. Mar 1900
|--Uhl Ray Campbell*
|----b. 1902, Texas
|---& Grace Ragland
|----b. 1909, Texas
|--Uhl Ray Campbell*
|----b. 1902, Texas
|---& Elizabeth Jackson
|--Taylor Campbell
|----b. 23 Mar 1905, Hutchins, Texas
|----d. 21 Feb 1969, Garland, Dallas, Texas
|---& Juanita Andrews
|----b. 1914
|----m. 1929
|--Eula May Campbell
|----b. 1907, Texas
|---& Walter P. Simmons
|----b. 1907
|----m. 1927
|--Lloyd Campbell
|----b. 1910
|--Leon Campbell
|----b. 1912

This is the family of my grandfather Kirby Runion Moore’s sister Etta Marie Moore and her husband, Lee Elmo (also seen as “Elmore”) Campbell. Etta’s parents were Harlston Perrin Moore and Martha E. Lewis.

I would love to share information with anyone related to/researching this family; you can contact me at my e-mail address, which can be found by going to my profile page (there is a link to that page in the About Me section to the left).

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Newsletter: 10 October 2010

Ever since we returned from Greenville, it has been difficult to settle down and concentrate on one thing in genealogy. Now it’s time to get very serious about focusing and actually accomplishing something. And with all the different family projects vying for my attention (Brinlee, Smith, Moore, and Floyd), I have to make a list of priorities and stick to it.

On top of all of the information from my trip and new-found cousins, while the sale was on ($55 for a year’s subscription) I subscribed to Genealogy Bank, so I definitely want to take advantage of that resource. Actually, it’s just about the only genealogy that got done this week. Even though I previously subscribed to the Dallas Morning News Archives, I hit the 700-download limit without exhausting their resources as far as research is concerned. Genealogy Bank’s different options for tailoring searches have already yielded some new items for that paper.

1. Floyd

I am going to organize the material sent to me by my newly discovered Floyd cousins and transcribe the letters. This is the easiest task to handle, so it gets done first.

2. Smith

I did not finish the project for mapping Smith families in categories 1 and 2 and entering them into a worksheet before I left for Knoxville, so this needs to be completed.

3. Brinlee

This is the last family for which I need to systematize the information I have at the great-great grandparent level and enter it into my genealogy program. I started before the Greenville trip and want to complete this phase of my genealogy research.

4. Moore

Although the logical thing to do first would be to process all the material and information I gained from the trip to Greenville, there is just so much of it that I am going to leave it for a while until I get the first two items on the list done, then go through it gradually, interspersing it with other research. Printouts from microfilm and handwritten notes have been filed in a separate file box, and the images I made from some books on my wand scanner have been uploaded into iPhoto.

5. Lewis, Tarrant, and other families associated with the Moores

There is also a lot of material on these families in the Greenville stuff; proceed same as for item 4.

Follow Friday: 8 October 2010

This Week

Lorine McGinnis Shulze at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog has learned something about the best laid plans: “Genealogy Day: Not as Easy as it Sounded.” Sigh … I guess it happens to a lot of us. And, in another post, she walks us through a couple of examples of the kinds of approaches that may be needed to deal with brick walls: “Brick Wall Ancestor? Go AROUND or Go OVER!”

At Reflections from the Fence, Carol has some tips on another way to back up a blog in “Tuesday’s Tip, My Current Plan for Backing Up Reflections, I Think.”

In a post entitled “Isn’t genealogy supposed to be fun?” James Tanner at Genealogy’s Star asserts that not everything about genealogy amounts to fun, and that the component of “fun” is not why he does genealogy. Well ... what’s not fun about it? Tanner also picks up a subject brought up by Marian Pierre-Louis at Roots and Rambles: “Is history all genealogy?” (featured here last week).

At Personal Past Meditations – A Genealogical Blog, Daniel Hubbard muses “You Never Know Who Is Hiding in Those Details.” The details in this case were in a will. The “who” might not be a relative, but could still be fascinating.

In a very touching post entitled “Visiting Holy Cross Cemetery,” Elyse of Elyse’s Genealogy Blog reflects on loss and growing up.

And, just in case you have been in total isolation and out of touch this week – don’t miss the Memento Mori edition of Shades, The Magazine at Shades of the Departed.

For more suggested genealogy blog reading, check out John Newmark’s Weekly Genealogy Picks at TransylvanianDutch and Randy Seaver’s Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings.

Many thanks to Barbara at Life from the Roots for sharing the Genea-Angel Award.

And a big “thank you” to Jasia at Creative Gene for featuring my post in this month’s Carnival of Genealogy.

This week I started following these blogs:

It’s All Relative

Staats Place

Penny’s Genes

The Keough Corner

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Parks Along Greenville’s Swamp Rabbit Trail

Here are some views of two of the parks on Greenville’s Swamp Rabbit Trail that were closest to our hotel.

The park in the first set of pictures has an unusual curved suspension bridge, beautiful landscaped paths, and an outdoor restaurant.

Reedy River

The only curved, cantilevered pedestrian suspension bridge in the United States

Flowers in the evening light

Landscaped path

Outdoor restaurant

The second set of pictures was taken in Linky Stone Park, a children’s park partially located in an underpass where the pillars were even painted to make the area beautiful. Many of the areas have themes taken from children’s literature.

The Three Bears

Winnie the Pooh

Peter Rabbit

Scenes from The Secret Garden

Painted pillars and alphabet garden

Smith Family Sunday: Martha Smith, Montgomery County, Tennessee

This is the sixth family in my list of "Category 1" Smith families (most likely fit) for candidates to be the family of my brick wall great-grandmother, Susan Elizabeth Smith Brinlee. I have very little information on this family, as I could only find them on the 1870 census:

Shiloh, 20th Civil District, Montgomery County, Tennessee, p. 4, 10 June 1870
Line 32, family 27, dwelling 27

Smith, Martha 29 F W Keeping house TN Cannot read or write
Sarah E. 13 F W No occupation TN Cannot write
Joseph R. 7 M W TN
Susan E. 1 F W TN

Despite the lack of information, I have classified this family in the first category because they were poor, a single-parent household, and because there was more than just "Susan," "Elizabeth," or "Lizzie" as the name for the relevant daughter - Susan E., which could be Susan Elizabeth.

(I forgot to add this information when I originally posted.)  On the 1880 census, I did find a Martha Smith, age 40, with a son named Joseph, age 18, living with father/grandfather John Hale in Parrotsville, Cocke County, Tennessee, but there is no Sarah or Susan.  I do not know whether this is the same family, but I could find no other than resembled the family I found in the 1870 census.

If you are researching this family and found this blog through a search, please contact me - I would like to know more about this family and whether or not it is actually the family of my great-grandmother. Even if all you know are a few details, they might help. You can contact me at my e-mail address, which can be found by going to my profile page (there is a link to that page in the About Me section to the left).

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Surname Saturday: Family of Louis Boone Brinlee and Mary Jane “Mollie” Bennett

Louis Boone Brinlee
b. 13 Oct 1882, Collin County, Texas
d. 27 Jul 1957, Madera, California
& Mary Jane “Mollie” Bennett
b. 26 Jun 1884, Odessa, Texas
d. 8 Apr 1952, Madera, California
m. 17 Apr 1906
|--Clarence Oda Brinlee
|----b. 20 Apr 1902, Oklahoma
|----d. 15 Dec 1951, Oakland, Alameda, California
|---& Hettie Mae Bradley
|----b. 11 Mar 1904, Oklahoma
|----d. 26 Mar 1987, Alameda, California
|----m. 1922
|--Cordelia Iva “Cordie” Brinlee
|----b. 7 Mar 1908, Oklahoma
|----d. 5 Nov 1979, Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK
|---& Leslie E. Walker
|----b. 22 Mar 1896
|----d. 13 Nov 1978, Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK
|--Lonnie E. Brinlee
|----b. 10 Jan 1910
|----d. 22 Jan 1910
|--Ethel May Brinlee
|----b. 3 Nov 1911, Oklahoma
|----d. 20 Jun 1921
|--Harold E. Brinlee
|----b. 15 Feb 1915
|----d. 18 Feb 1915
|--Trinnie Izola Brinlee
|----b. 12 May 1916, Yeager, Oklahoma
|----d. 30 Dec 1978, Coalinga, Fresno, California
|---& Rude Hazle Parker
|----b. 2 Dec 1910
|----d. 10 Jun 2000, Coalinga, Fresno, California
|----m. 12 Oct 1937, Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK
|--Raymond Louis Brinlee*
|----b. 24 Jan 1920, Oklahoma
|----d. 14 Aug 1983, French Camp, California
|---& Alta Lorraine Settle
|----b. 9 May 1930, Tulare, California
|----d. 24 Feb 1996, Stockton, San Joaquin, California
|--Raymond Louis Brinlee*
|----b. 24 Jan 1920, Oklahoma
|----d. 14 Aug 1983, French Camp, California
|---& Lola Mae Chambers
|----b. 1928
|----d. 1949
|--Aubry Boone Brinlee*
|----b. 30 Nov 1923, Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK
|----d. 29 Oct 2006, El Sobrante, Contra Costa, California
|--& Helen Meek
|----m. 13 Feb 1941, Wewoka, Seminole Co., Oklahoma
|--Aubry Boone Brinlee*
|----b. 30 Nov 1923, Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK
|----d. 29 Oct 2006, El Sobrante, Contra Costa, California
|--& (Private)
|----b. 6 Oct 1924, Quinton, Oklahoma
|----m. 15 Jan 1945, Reno, Nevada
|--Lucille Lida Brinlee*
|----b. 8 May 1926
|----d. 13 Feb 2009
|---& Roger Galbraith
|----m. 1943
|--Lucille Lida Brinlee*
|---b. 8 May 1926
|----d. 13 Feb 2009
|---& Ronald Thomas “Ron” Casey
|----b. 28 May 1926, Alameda, California
|----d. 16 Jan 1972, Contra Costa, California
|----m. 1946
|--Lucille Lida Brinlee*
|----b. 8 May 1926
|----d. 13 Feb 2009
|---& James Avery Ligon
|----b. 16 Apr 1923, Quinton, Oklahoma
|----d. 18 Jul 1984, Kern County, California
|----m. 1950, Reno, Nevada
|--Lucille Lida Brinlee*
|----b. 8 May 1926
|----d. 13 Feb 2009
|---& John Johnson

Louis Boone Brinlee, youngest son of Hiram Carroll Brinlee and Diza Caroline Boone, was closest to my Grandfather Lawrence Carroll Brinlee in age among his older half-siblings and, according to my Uncle Bill Brinlee, was his favorite brother. According to him, Louis and Mollie moved out to California from Oklahoma in 1942, but sometime before my grandfather’s death in 1953 came back out to Texas to visit him, which made my grandfather very happy. They went together to visit the grave of their father Hiram. Clarence Oda Brinlee may have been Louis’ stepson.

Mary Jane "Mollie" Bennett was the daughter of John David Bennett and Exie Emmaline Casey.

I correspond with a couple of members of this family, but if there are any more of you out there, I would love to hear from you! You can contact me at my e-mail address, which can be found by going to my profile page (there is a link to that page in the About Me section to the left).

Friday, October 1, 2010

Follow Friday: 1 October 2010

This Week

At TLGenes, Travis LeMaster asks “Do Name Collectors Have a Place at the Table?” His point is that some people who start out as name collectors subsequently become serious family historians. Good point, but I would say that there is no harm in tactfully encouraging them to progress beyond name collecting.

His post was inspired by Karen at Genealogy Frame of Mind: “Genealogist or Name Collector?” After reading Karen’s post, the type of person she has in mind doesn't appear to be the eager newbie who is open to learning more about the genealogy research process, but more likely the type who prefers bragging rights over sources and solid facts.

There have been several responses to Ancestry’s takeover of iArchives (which owns and some people are drawing analogies. Perhaps the one I like best is James Tanner’s at Genealogy’s Star in “Is there an economy of scale in genealogical records?” He likens the takeover to an acquisition of Apple by Microsoft. Ouch. Now I’m worried.

For a good list of articles responding to the acquisition (and a wonderful image to evoke the event), see Geneablogie“Grand Genealogy Journey – to Acquire” and “Ancestry + Footnote: Update.”

One of the interesting discussions of the week is the post “When does genealogy end and history begin?” and the responding comments at Marian Pierre-Louis’ Roots and Rambles.

Cynthia Shenette at Heritage Zen poses another intriguing question: What does our trash say about us? This is addressed in “Madness Monday: The Stuff We Throw Away and the Big Yard Sale: A Hundred Cars, a Little Bit of Cash, and a Whole Lotta Junk.” Hmmm, what to save and what to gid rid of?

Some information that people who use the services of professional genealogists need to know is explained at The ProGenealogists Genealogy Blog: "Why Does It Cost So Much?”

She’s done it again. Read Kerry’s “5 Reasons I Wish I Could Travel Back in Time and Smack My 1995-Self” at Clue Wagon. I’m guilty of everything except for pink ink. If you have never done any of these things, you’re either lying or insufferably perfect.

Always fun to think of this question: “The Best Genealogy Advice I Ever Got Was.” It is asked by Leah at The Internet Genealogist. And your answer would be...?

For more suggested genealogy blog reading, check out Randy Seaver’s Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings and John Newmark’s Weekly Genealogy Picks at TransylvanianDutch.

Happy Blogoversary to Finding Josephine!

Happy Second Blogoversary to The Internet Genealogist!

This week I started following these blogs:

Good to Know

Vicki Lane Mysteries

Bergschneiders and Beyond