Additional Genealogy Blogs – 2016

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Anniston officials break ground on new segment of Chief Ladiga Trail | Anniston |

By Kirsten Fiscus, Star Staff Writer,
20 hrs ago (0)

Anniston, despite being landlocked, has a river, Councilman Jay Jenkins said Friday morning standing where the newest extension of the Chief Ladiga Trail will be.“The Ladiga Trail has becomes our river,” Jenkins said comparing Anniston to cities that often boom due to usable waterways. “We don’t have a river to build around but we’ve got a bike trail we can build around and we can grow our city off that bike trail and that’s our goal.”
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Source: Anniston officials break ground on new segment of Chief Ladiga Trail | Anniston |

Auldbrass Plantation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Auldbrass PlantationFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaOld BrassU.S. National Register of Historic PlacesAuldbrass Living Room Show map of South CarolinaShow map of USAShow allNearest city Yemassee, South CarolinaCoordinates 32°40′46.1″N 80°48′47.9″WCoordinates: 32°40′46.1″N 80°48′47.9″WArea 326 acres (132 ha)Built 1941Architect Wright,Frank LloydArchitectural style Modern Movement, OtherNRHP Reference # 76001693[1]Added to NRHP June 3, 1976Auldbrass Plantation or Auldbrass is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, near the town of Yemassee.[2][3] The name is a variation of “Old Brass” which was the name given to the farmland and the local river landing. The earliest records from the farm are dated to 1736 when the farm was known as Mount Pleasant. An industrial engineer, C. Leigh Stevens, joined five parcels of land together along the Combahee River to form the plantation. […more]

Source: Auldbrass Plantation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jacksonville man keeps used bookstore open to stir imaginations | Jacksonville |

Jacksonville man keeps used bookstore open to stir imaginationsTroy Herring Jun 28, 2016 (0)JACKSONVILLE — The walls are lined with bookshelves that stretch all the way to the ceiling, and the musty smell of aging paper fills the air.Old books take their place next to oddities such as a shrunken head on a shelf toward the front of the building and lifeless bug specimens in a display case.[…]

Source: Jacksonville man keeps used bookstore open to stir imaginations | Jacksonville |

Learn and talk about Wicocomico, Algonquian peoples, Native American history of Virginia, Native American tribes in Virginia


The Wicocomico people were encountered by Captain John Smith in 1608 as he explored Virginia.[1] He notes a village of about 130 men on the South side of the mouth of the Patawomeke (Potomac) River.

The Northumberland County Court began interfering in the governance of the local tribes by the mid-1600s. Sometime between 1652 and 1655, the Court directed the Wicocomico and Chicacoan (or Sekakawons) tribes to merge and relocate slightly south of the Great Wicomico River.

They were given 50 acres per fighting man, for a total of 4,400 acres (18 km2) near Dividing Creek.[2] The Lower Cuttatawomen probably merged with them between 1656 and 1659.

The merged tribes’ adopted the name of “Wicocomico” as that group were the most numerous. The Court appointed Machywap (formerly King of the Chicacoan) as the weroance of the combined tribes, as he was considered a friend of the English and easy to manage. By 1659, the Wicocomico had deposed Machywap, possibly by force, and replaced him with Pekwem as their weroance.

There were constant problems with the colonists’ encroachment on their lands. From 1660 to 1673, the Wicocomico frequently challenged colonists in court over land disputes. Although most disputes were settled in favor of the Wicocomico, by 1719 they retained only 1,700 acres (6.9 km2) of their original 4,400-acre (18 km2) reservation. In 1705, Robert Beverley, Jr. wrote “In Northumberland, Wiccocomoco, has but three men living, which yet keep up their Kingdom, and retain their Fashion; they live by themselves, separate from all other Indians, and from the English.”[3]

After June 1719 and the death of William Taptico, the last Wicocomico weroance, the English took the lands. The remnants of the Wicocomico dispersed, and the tribe has been considered extinct. In 1730, the Tobacco Inspection Act of 1730 declared that one of the public tobacco warehouses should be “At Wiccocomico, at Robert Jones‘s; and at Coan, at the warehouses in Northumberland, under one inspection.”

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Source: Learn and talk about Wicocomico, Algonquian peoples, Native American history of Virginia, Native American tribes in Virginia

Any Takers for a Short Quiz?

Bucket List- You’ll be surprised at the responses. Put an X if you have done it.

Fired a Gun = X (b-b gun count?)
Been Married = X
Fell in Love = X
Gone on a Blind Date
Skipped School = X
Watched Someone Give Birth
Watched Someone Die
Been to Canada
Been to Hawaii
Been to Europe
Been to Las Vegas or Reno
Been to Washington D.C
Been to Nashville  = X (several times)
Visited Florida = X (several times)
Visited Mexico
Visited Niagara Falls
Seen the Grand Canyon in Person
Flown in a Helicopter
Been on a Cruise
Served on a Jury
Been in a Movie = X (many times)
Been to Los Angeles
Been to New York City
Played in a Band
Sang Karaoke
Made Prank Phone Calls
Laughed so Much You Peed Your Pants
Caught a Snowflake on Your Tongue
Had Children
Had a Pet = X (many)
Been Sledding on a Big Hill x
Been Tubing
Been Water Skiing
Been Jet-Skiing
Rode on a Motorcycle = X (and a Honda Spree Scooter)
Jumped out of a Plane
Been to a Drive-In Movie = X
Rode on an Elephant
Petted or Ridden a Camel
Petted a Llama
Been on T.V = X (at least once)
Been in Newspaper = X (several times)
Stayed in a Hospital = X (several times as a child, once in recent memory)
Donated Blood
Gotten a Piercing
Gotten a Tattoo
Driven a Stickshift Vehicle
Driven Over 100MPH
Been Scuba Diving
Driven a Race Car
Gone Zip Lining or Rope Course
Lived on Your Own = X
Rode in the Back of a Police Car
Ridden in the Back of an Open Pick-Up = X (several times as a child)
Flown in a Plane 

Copy & Paste on your status to see what your friends & family have/haven’t done.

You don’t have to take the quiz, but it could be fun.

You’ll be surprised at the responses.