Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Inaugural Poem Blair facility/library back in 2001


Some of what we came from came for a chance.
Others came indentured, others in chains,
to these potential--then united--states,
except for those who crossed the Bering Straits,
but they were immigrants, too, although they came
before there was a colony to name.
We're still astounded to find ourselves here,
children of brave and slave and musketeer,
coolie and buccaneer and wetback,
what we call white and yellow, red and black,
believing in living together and learning to.
Knowing how flesh can fail, minds misconstrue,
we have to wonder how we have come this far
toward what we want to be, being what we are.
Part of what keeps us restless and dreaming ahead
is paper printed with ink, words to be read,
thoughts to be spread about, newspapers and books,
journals and magazines--for lingering looks,
on slow strolls in the garden called the brain,
at long impressions where a truth has lain.
Miller Williams

Hi Tuesday - 2010 --- FPL stands for . . . .

Fayetteville Public Library -- Blair facility in Arkansas!

I dropped in, paid 30 bucks for an AR library card, and did my overview/research for about an hour!

........ i'll be back!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

ABOVE  Lancaster PA.
These Scotch-Irish people were prototypical of the Davy Crockett-type Alleghenies frontier Americans that have figured so prominently in American folklore. After the American Revolution, these frontiersmen migrated to Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and even to Texas. It has been said that almost every prominent figure in the history of South Carolina until after the Revolution was born in Pennsylvania or Virginia and moved into the Carolinas during this period. Among these could be found the parents of Andrew Jackson, Andrew Pickens, Daniel Boone, Kit Carson, John C. Calhoun, Wade Hampton, Thomas Sumpter and numerous others. It is very likely that some of our ancestors were part of this mass migration of Scotch-Irish to the Carolinas.

Below: SC map

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Generation No. 2 

Children of John Anderson and Margaret are

1. Elizabeth Anderson
2. Francis Anderson
3. John Anderson, born Bef. 1714; died Abt. 1787 in Augusta Co., Virginia.
4. James Anderson, born Bef. 1719; died 1779 in Barren County, Kentucky.
5. George Anderson, born Bef. 1720; died Bef. April 21, 1789 in Augusta Co., Virginia.
6. William Anderson, born Abt. 1721; died Bef. June 1794 in Augusta Co., Virginia.
Generation No. 1 
Anderson, John  born abt 1690 Ulster, Ireland       married in Ulster, Ireland abt 1710 to Margaret  born abt 1695 Ulster, Ireland d: 1761-1764 in Augusta, VA

Wordless, Speechless -- Wonderful Wednesday

I found some of the 1690 generations of Andersons!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Read any good books lately????


     [1] David Blight, in Thomas C. Holt and Elsa Barkley Brown, eds. “The Burden of African-American history: Memory Justice, and a Usable Past,”Major Problems in African American History, Volume 1: From Slavery to Freedom, 1619-1877 (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000),    

Frederick Douglass believed that history shapes the identity, the motivation, and the meaning of a person