Monday, December 30, 2013

The Four Generations of Job

... and he saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations......

Beverly               1954
Anthony             1982
Jalen                   2005
His first born .. say 25 years.... would be the approximate yr 2025.... I would be blessed to live to be 71 years old !!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pre Civil War Thinkers.....

I first heard this Quote from Martin Luther King !!!
The arc of the moral universe is long,
But it bends toward justice
--Abolitionist Theodore Parker, c. 1850s
As I search thru census records....... the 1830-1850 - Pre Civil War Thinkers
Who Was Theodore Parker?
He was born in Massachusetts 1810-1860.... and known as an American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian church. 
 A reformer and abolitionist, his words and quotations which he popularized would later inspire speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Theodore Parker rejected all miracles, and saw the Bible as full of contradictions and
mistakes. He retained his faith in God but suggested that people experience God
intuitively and personally. He thought that individual experience was where people
 should center their religious beliefs.[

In Boston, Parker led the movement to combat the stricter Fugitive Slave Act enacted with the Compromise of 1850. It required law enforcement and citizens of all states- free states as well as slave states- to assist in the recovery of fugitive slaves. Parker called the law "a hateful statute of kidnappers", and helped organize open resistance to it in Boston. Parker and his followers formed the Committee of Vigilance, refusing to assist with the recovery of fugitive slaves, and helping to hide them.[11] For example, they smuggled away Ellen and William Craft when Georgian slave catchers came to Boston to arrest them. Due to Parker's effort, from 1850 to the onset of the American Civil War in 1861, only twice were slaves captured in Boston and transported back to the South. On both occasions, Bostonians combatted the actions with mass protests
Parker's abolitionism became his most controversial stance, at a time when the American union was beginning to split over slavery.[20] He wrote the scathing To a Southern Slaveholder in 1848, as the abolition crisis was heating up. Parker defied slavery[21] and advocated violating the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, a controversial part of the Compromise of 1850 which required the return of escaped slaves to their owners. Parker worked with many fugitive slaves, some of whom were among Parker's congregation. As in the case of William and Ellen Craft,[22] he hid them in his home. Although he was indicted for his actions, he was never convicted.[8]

During the undeclared war in Kansas (see Bleeding Kansas and Origins of the American Civil War) prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War, Parker supplied money for weapons for free state militias. As a member of the Secret Six, he supported the abolitionist John Brown, whom many considered a terrorist. After Brown's arrest, Parker wrote a public letter, "John Brown's Expedition Reviewed, "defending his actions and the right of slaves to kill their masters.

Book Reading Adventures

After the Glory

The heroics of black Union soldiers in the Civil War have been justly celebrated, but their postwar lives largely neglected. Donald Shaffer's illuminating study shines a bright light on this previously obscure part of African American history, revealing for the first time black veterans' valiant but often frustrating efforts to secure true autonomy and equality as civilian...more The heroics of black Union soldiers in the Civil War have been justly celebrated, but their postwar lives largely neglected. Donald Shaffer's illuminating study shines a bright light on this previously obscure part of African American history, revealing for the first time black veterans' valiant but often frustrating efforts to secure true autonomy and equality as civilians. "After the Glory shows how black veterans' experiences as soldiers provided them for the first time with a sense of manliness that shaped not only their own lives but also their contributions to the African American community. Shaffer makes clear, however, that their postwar pursuit of citizenship and a dignified manhood was never very easy for black veterans, their triumphs frequently neither complete nor lasting. Shaffer chronicles the postwar transition of black veterans from the Union army, as well as their subsequent life patterns, political involvement, family and marital life, experiences with social welfare, comradeship with other veterans, and memories of the war itself. He draws on such sources as Civil War pension records to fashion a collective biography--a social history of both ordinary and notable lives--resurrecting the words and memories of many black veterans to provide an intimate view of their lives and struggles.


 Like other African Americans from many walks of life, black veterans fought fiercely against disenfranchisement and Jim Crow and were better equipped to do so than most other African Americans. They carried a sense of pride instilled by their military service that made them better prepared to confront racism and discrimination and more respected in their own communities. As Shafferreveals, they also had nearly equal access to military pensions, financial resources available to few other blacks, and even found acceptance among white Union veterans in the Grand Army of the Republic fraternity. "


After the Glory is not merely another tale of black struggles in a racist America; it is the story of how a select group of African Americans led a quest for manhood--and often found it within themselves when no one else would give it to them.

Hardcover, 282 pages

Published July 1st 2004 by University Press of Kansas

7 Things I might find in a really...GOOD OBITUARY

...or Death Notice....


1.     Name (spelling) of the relative, their year of birth

2.     Names of their parents…. Their designated birth order in the family

3.     Names of their spouse (multiple)… their children’s names and grandchildren

4.     Names of special friend/supporter

5.     Names of the towns and how long they may have lived in each one

6.     Age of spouse, marriage date, and date spouse may have died.

7.     The relatives date of death, name of cemetery, date and place of the funeral home

8.     Significant names of pallbearers and Minister

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Won't You Be My Neighbor....?????

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Follow the family money   ! . ! . ! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Barack Obama

Because we have tasted
the bitter swill
of civil war and segregation,
 and emerged from that dark chapter
 stronger and more united,

we cannot help but believe
 that the old hatreds shall someday pass;
 that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve
; that, as the world grows smaller,
 our common humanity
 shall reveal itself.…

Wilkerson, Isabel (2010-09-07). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Kindle Locations 9531-9538). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

memories of the sirring and ma’aming back in the South

Research Tools ~ Family Search.Org

 Wilkerson, Isabel (2010-09-07). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Kindle Locations 8370-8371). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Missing Pieces via US Census Records......

Nevertheless..... and all the more......     Just Maybe.....

Randomly..... JCP had winter shirts....???   I just couldn't resist snapping a photo of my mother's Birth Year!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Moon and Superstitions

The New Moon is ... the Full Moon....

Being without money when seeing a new moon is thought to be unlucky but if a person has some coins and turns them over without taking them out of their pocket, they will have plenty money over the month ahead ...

Somehow.... from my Mississippi Daddy.....   I'd see him look to this Moon...wanning moon...... and he and I...I think.... interpreted this as the beginning... New Moon.

The Great Migration - from Holmes Cty, Mississippi to Chicago IL (1946)

Howard Jr Huggins (b. 1928) graduated from Saints School in Lexington MS in the Spring of 1946...
He moved to Chicago IL at @ age 19.
we get off the train.
We hug our suitcases,
fearful of pickpockets.…
We are very reserved,
for we have been warned not to act green.…
We board our first Yankee street car
to go to a cousin’s home.…
We have been told
that we can sit where we please,
but we are still scared.
We cannot shake off
three hundred years of fear
in three hours.
RICHARD WRIGHT, 12 Million Black Voices
Wilkerson, Isabel (2010-09-07). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Kindle Locations 4110-4118). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Where would the six Huggins (Travis Off-spring) be today ???

Had not Uncle Son and My daddy participated in the GREAT MIGRATION from the deep south.... up North...!!!???

Crossing that Mason-Dixon Line.....

The lazy, laughing South With blood on its mouth.…
Passionate, cruel, Honey-lipped, syphilitic—
That is the South.
And I, who am black,
would love her
But she spits in my face.…
So now I seek the North—
The cold-faced North,
For she, they say,
is a kinder mistress. —


Wilkerson, Isabel (2010-09-07). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Kindle Locations 4101-4109). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013


I was leaving without a qualm,
without a single backward glance.
The face of the South that I had known was hostile and forbidding,
and yet out of all the conflicts and the curses …,
the tension and the terror,
I had somehow gotten the idea that life could be different.…
I was now running more away from something than toward something.…

My mood was:
I’ve got to get away;
I can’t stay here.

Wilkerson, Isabel (2010-09-07). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Kindle Locations 3122-3132). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Surprise.... my first time -hearing this quote!

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." ~Maya Angelou


Monday, August 12, 2013

What is the essence of life?


Your life is blessed when:
Peace is in your spirit,
Perception is in your decisions,
Patience is in your trials,
Purpose is in your work,
Purity is in your character
Praise is in your soul,
Power is in your witness,
Passion is in your calling,
Prayer is in your heart.
borrowed from a fellow quilter!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ancestor Death Record Finder

copyright Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Olive Tree Genealogy

Can't find your ancestor in death records?
Most genealogists search death records such as Cemetery records, Obituaries and Vital Stats (Death Registrations or Certificates). If we don't find our ancestor in one of those death records, we're stuck! Where to search next? My ADF (Ancestor Death Finder) can help.
What happens when a loved one dies? What events take place around the death of a family member? What kind of death record paper trail is created on the death of an individual? The answers to these questions will lead you to other sources of death records and hopefully end that brick-wall.

When an ancestor dies, many records of that death might be created. Let's talk about records kept before an ancestor death and those created after a death.

Was your ancestor ill before death?
Look for records of your ancestor in health care records before death

Your Ancestor Dies - what happens now?

Depending on the type of death (accident, suicide, murder) an inquest might be held. A coroner's report might be filed. There may be a newspaper account of the death. There will be a doctor certificate of death and possibly registration of the death.

Look for death records in

Friends and relatives have to be notified

Look for death records in

Arrangements have to be made for a funeral

A coffin is needed. Let's look at the kinds of death records that can result from arranging a funeral

Your ancestor has to be buried.

A monument or gravestone might be purchased, What kinds of burial records might be found?

The funeral is over, your ancestor is buried, what happens next?

Look for death records in
  • Thank you from family for support shown placed in local newspapers
  • Will is probated
  • Debts If the person had debts they may have had to be settled
  • Land Records - property may have to be transferred
  • Orphan records and Guardianship Papers may be filed if minor children are left as orphans
  • Insurance Claims [$] may be made. These often include age, date of death and cause of death
  • Family members may make an entry in a Family Bible recording the death
  • Memorial Death Cards may be sent out one year after the death
  • Diary or Journal Family members or friends may record the death in a diary or journal
  • Letters about the death may be sent out by family or friends. Also see Past Voices - Letters Home

Death Records for Military or Criminals

If your ancestor was in the military or was killed during a war, you might find him in Military Death Records such as:
If your ancestor died or was killed while in prison, you may want to search Criminal Death Records such as:
Get Help finding Ancestors with Ancestor Birth Record Finder | Ancestor Marriage Record Finder | Ancestor Death Record Finder

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Nope, I can never forget.... It just hurts

and it's just is and was never fair!

I cried this morning..... for my daughters' encounter with racial oppression....., Trayvonne, Rosewood FL, Dick Rowland 1921, Emmitt Till, MLK, JFK, Bobby, Malcolm, , Medgar, Hurricane Carter, my son's sacrifice

Oklahoma is largely populated by pioneers from other States. Some of the white pioneers are former residents of Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, and other States more typically southern than Oklahoma. These have brought with them their anti-Negro prejudices. Lethargic and unprogressive by nature, it sorely irks them to see Negroes making greater progress than they themselves are achieving.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Visiting the US Census Bureau - 2013

PS it's my 13th work-related trip to the DC area.....


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dancing among the Dead......

Children at play.... in the cemetery.    MEMORIAL DAY 2013 @ Pearl Myrtle Kirk

They found beauty in straightening out the wind-blown flower pieces....they said LOOK.... another face on the grave-stone.... I showed them the word MOTHER or FATHER.... one guy was name LAWRENCE.... another was a soldier!

 Their innocence is unique.  



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey

Since I'm on a memory of things in my life.... is the good old USA !

This guy is really worth remembering....   I think his life struggles make him who he is!
The man responsible for saving three kidnapped women who were held captive for nearly a decade is now getting a life-time supply of burgers from McDonalds, the same fast food chain that he picked up grub from before his existence was forever changed.

"I heard screaming," Ramsey told reporters after the rescue. "I'm eating my McDonald's, I come outside, I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of her house. So I go on the porch and she says, 'Help me get out, I've been here a long time.'"

Chickasha Memories..... and My 4th - 6th Grade Friend.....

Daddy Knew of ~ Lived Thru ~ and talked of Tornados . . .

Following what is called a MONSTOR Tornado in South Oklahoma City surburb of Moore, OK......

 . . . . .After a relatively quiet start to the tornado season, tornadoes have been erupting from Texas to Minnesota over the past week. A cold front advancing to the east appears to be to blame. That pocket of cold air has run into warm air from the Gulf, causing the warm air to rise and spawning powerful thunderstorms. "It's kind of like the perfect setup,"

 . . . .the geography of America's midsection makes it more prone to tornadoes than any other region on Earth. That's because the Rocky Mountains tend to impede the eastward flow of moist air, while the Great Plains allow frigid Arctic air to stream southward from Canada and meet up with warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. It's the collision of that warm and cold air that breeds powerful twisters.

"Tornado Alley" generally refers to the region centered in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and points north, where tornadoes are most frequent — but multiple studies indicate that the deadliest twisters occur to the east, in a region that's come to be known as "Dixie Alley."

Before and After Neighborhood Pictures.....

The reasons for that have to do with geography and demographics as well as meteorology in the southeastern United States: Storms tend to move faster, and they're more likely to strike at night. There are more trees and other obstructions to raise havoc. Population densities are generally higher, and the region has many manufactured homes that lack basements in which to take shelter.

The United States has the highest incidence of tornadoes, with an average of more than 1,000 every year, according to the National Climatic Data Center. But other regions of the world have twisters as well. Canada is No. 2 with about 100 per year, followed by northern Europe, western Asia, Bangladesh, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Africa and Argentina. Britain has more tornadoes than any other country, relative to its land area.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Mother Has to Know the Details..... Where is Luanda _South AFrica?

As my Daughter is traveling the world as an Airline Attendant.... 
Definition of Luanda
  • the capital of Angola, a port on the Atlantic coast; population 1,729,500 (est. 2006).
  • Luanda   lu-a-nda

The city is currently undergoing a major reconstruction, with many large developments taking place that will alter the cityscape significantly. Luanda was ranked the most expensive city to live in for expatriates by Mercer, in 2011,[1] but was surpassed by Tokyo in 2012.

The main airport of Luanda is Quatro de Fevereiro Airport, which is the largest in the country. Currently, a new international airport, Angola International Airport is under construction southeast of the city, a few miles beyond Viana, which was expected to be opened in 2011

Atlas Air | Airfleets aviation

Fleet age Atlas Air | Airfleets aviation

Atlas Air operates three Boeing 747-400Fs on behalf of Qantas (quote 2012)
1992 -
Web site

The airline was named after Atlas, a Titan in Greek mythology, who carried the heavens on his shoulders. Their symbol on the plane's tail is a golden man carrying a golden world.

Atlas Air, Inc. is an American cargo and passenger charter airline based in Purchase, Harrison, New York. It operates scheduled freight flights on a wet lease basis for some of the world's leading airlines, flying to 101 cities in 46 countries.

Passenger Service

In October 2009, Atlas Air was selected to operate an outsourced premium passenger private charter service for the U.S.-Africa Energy Association (USAEA). The Agreement to operate the charter was reached with SonAir—Serviço Aéreo, S.A. (SonAir), acting as agent for the USAEA.

This new service replaced World Airways in May 2010, and Atlas operates the charter service with two newly customized Boeing 747-400 aircraft provided by SonAir's parent company. The aircraft are laid out to serve 189 passengers and consists of a 3 class configuration.

The charter service, which has become known as the "Houston Express", includes three dedicated weekly non-stop flights between Houston and Luanda, Angola. While it is not open to the public, it provides USAEA members with a premium non-stop transportation link to support complex long-term projects in the West African energy sector.[8]

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Enlisted in Spanish American War --- 1898.... TB Sipuel

Twelve enlisted men were discharged on disability:


Always learning.... Breech-loading weapons via 1873

Still reading over Private Trall Sipuel's Enlistment Post
The Model 1873 "Trapdoor" Springfield was the first standard-issue breech-loading rifle adopted by the United States Army (although the Model 1866 trapdoor had seen limited issue to troops along the Bozeman Trail in 1867).
The gun, in both full-length and carbine versions, was widely used in subsequent battles against the American Indians (Black Hills War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War)

The Model 1873 was the fifth variation of the Allin trapdoor design, and was named for its hinged breechblock, which opened like a trapdoor. The infantry rifle model featured a 3258-inch (829 mm) barrel, while the cavalry carbine used a 22-inch (560 mm) barrel.


A breech-loading weapon is a firearm in which the cartridge or shell is inserted or loaded into a chamber integral to the rear portion of a barrel.

Second Amendment - - huh??? What's your Gun History-Historically?

I guess I haven't thought much about the history of guns in the Huggins Household.   But oooooh BTW......

a 22 pistol . . . . .

My daughter said that in highschool, she saw this under Papa's wheel chair pillow! Hmnnnn.... you're kidding.   Nope.

I know that on a continual basis my daddy carried this dandy back and forth from church services since he had the money bag in opening and locking doors.    Wise old preacher could also everybody entering the front door...... the Bible said to watch and pray..... thus he kept his protection close by in the pulpit.  

I remember seeing it under his pillow.... yep he slept with it in case of a break-in...???  He carried it on road trips, Memphis, Geary, OK..... etc.   My guess is that he had this dandy as far back as Frederick,OK ! ! ! !

Daddy's been gone since 1997.... and I kinda wish it was still in the family as a genealogy keepsake....(am I fooling anybody.......(smile)  I just might need that dandy piece.... a really good backup.....u never know!)   But alas.... it was misused just last 2012 and now it's gone.....:(  :(


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Between June and August of 1898 - - In Mobile Alabama

Dad Sipuel @ the tender age of 21.... enlisted in the SPANISH AMERICAN WAR

    The 3rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry served out its term of service within the continental U.S., apparently spending most of its time within the borders of its home state. It did not see service overseas.
    The regiment was mustered into service between June 4 and August 5, 1898 at Mobile, Alabama. At the time of mustering in, the regiment consisted of forty-six officers and 1,185 enlisted men. The regiment was a "Black Regiment" in that it was made up of African Americans serving under white officers.
    The regiment served in the Department of the Gulf, and was stationed in in Anniston Alabama in October, 1898. The 3rd Alabama saw no service outside of the U.S. The regiment was equipped with the model 1884 Springfield "Trapdoor" rifle.
    The regiment was mustered out on March 20, 1899 at Anniston, Alabama. At the time of mustering out, the regiment consisted of forty-six officers and 992 enlisted men. The had seven enlisted men die of disease, and one was killed in accident. Twelve enlisted men were discharged on disability and four were courtmartialed. Lastly, eighty-eight enlisted men deserted.

The Black Dispatch Newspaper reported

On September 28, 1946 (bottom of front page)


Rev. T. B. Sipuel, state overseer of the Church of God, and the father of Ada Lois Sipuel, who is attempting to enter the law classes at the University of Oklahoma, died Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the home of Mrs. J. V. Hearne, 516 N. Kelley.

Dr. J.A. Cox, attending physician, stated that the deceased died from heart failure.  His home was in Chickasha,

but Rev. Sipuel spent the greater portion of his time in Oklahoma City at the state headquarters of his church, located on Northeast Second Street.

Funeral services will be held in Oklahoma City at 1 p.m. at the Church of God, 212 North Byars; and Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Chickasha.

Bishop C. H. Mason, Memphis, Tenn.,


and Rev. O.T. Jones, Philadelphia, Pa.,(his picture is lower left in black white photo) . . . . .will attend the services.

Chickasha Star Newspaper Reported

On October - 02 - 1946  (page 6)....


A heart attack was fatal to the Reverend Sipuel, prominent negro leader of the city last week in Oklahoma City.  He went in a garage in the city to have his car fixed which had been in a wreck.  When the garage man said it would cost $600 to repair the car he slumped with a heart attach from which he never recovered.

Stunning . . .right?   Unbelievable...??? A white newspaper reporter/editor and owners approved this writeup???
Do my eyes fool me.... or not???