Turner family in America

July 8, 2010

Hot Day

Filed under: Prose and Daily Ramble — weavercat @ 12:58 am

7 July 2010
One very hot day.
Dave and I delivered groceries to Mom; then headed back home.
Stopped at a few thrift/antique stores along the way.
Since getting in the AC, and starting to cool off, have been reading messages, and adding/correcting more items on my websites (somewhat set in havoc by my previous computer dying); as well as blogs, and misc. stuff.
Need to get things sorted out with this new laptop, get it behaving the way I want it; so I will be able to create a backup set of RECOVERY disks — then get Dave to set it for dual-boot (Windows 7 and Linux).
My head is pounding, so I won’t do much more for now.
How has your week been?
Would love to hear from my readers.
– Cathy

June 1, 2010

Death of a computer…a new beginning

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 11:52 pm

(Take two…)
Attempted this post just but a few minutes ago — stepped away from the keyboard — came back the automatic Windows 7 update had re-started my computer. [growl!]
I lost all the text I had written (now have settings a bit different, to prevent this problem from occurring again) — I hate having to re-write things when software/OS updates cause me to lose them.
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Now, where was I?
Ahhh, heck — I think I’ll do something else and come back to this post. There are things needing to be added, set-up; and yet to be test-driven on this computer.
I promise to return – soon.
“And to continue…”
– Cathy

March 3, 2010

Genealogy Mailing Lists and Groups – Very Useful!

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Genealogy Mailing Lists

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February 2, 2010

Facebook: Movement to Preserve Native American Sacred Sites and Culture in Alabama

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Facebook | Movement to Preserve Native American Sacred Sites and Culture in Alabama <—click for further details—<

Basic Info

Name:
Movement to Preserve Native American Sacred Sites and Culture in Alabama
Category:
Common Interest – Current Events
Description:
Alabama Needs YOUR HELP: Protect Sacred Prehistoric Sites

The people and culture of Alabama need your help. Alabama has NO laws to protect prehistoric Native American sites. Prehistoric culture is being destroyed and it must stop. Please help by joining people from all over the world to appeal to the Alabama legislature to add a bill or law in Alabama’s Constitution to protect prehistoric sites and educate our children of the future. Alabama has a rich cultural history and it must be preserved. We must act and educate now! Within the past weeks, January 18 – January 21, 2010, a mound was destroyed in Oxford, Alabama.

Alabama’s Native American Culture is an intricate, fundamental, and important element of Alabama’s history that must be kept alive.

The Movement for Education and Preservation of Native American Sacred Sites and Culture in Alabama

Alabama Needs YOUR HELP: Protect Sacred Prehistoric Sites

The people and culture of Alabama need your help. Alabama has NO laws to protect prehistoric Native American sites. Prehistoric culture is being destroyed and it must stop. Please help by joining people from all over the world to appeal to the Alabama legislature to add a bill or law in Alabama’s Constitution to protect prehistoric sites and educate our children of the future. Alabama has a rich cultural history and it must be preserved. We must act and educate now! Within the past weeks, January 18 – January 21, 2010, a mound was destroyed in Oxford, Alabama.

Alabama’s Native American Culture is an intricate, fundamental, and important element of Alabama’s history that must be kept alive.

– The Movement for Education and Preservation of Native American Sacred Sites and Culture in Alabama.

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January 29, 2010

Movement for Protection of Mounds and Cultural Heritage in Alabama

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 12:15 am

Folks:

I choose my causes carefully — this is one I feel is important. Please, read the note below and let me know what you think. We need input on this issue.
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From FB Page:

“Movement for Protection of Mounds and Cultural Heritage in Alabama”

“Hi everyone,

Based on the suggestion of Rainey Welch (Thanks, Rainey), we have decided that we wanted to hold an awareness and preservation of Native American and prehistoric culture in Alabama day. We have spoken to Dr. Harry Holstein of Jacksonville State University and Sharon Jackson of The Creek Nation to start getting the ball rolling. We have an appointment with an official in Jacksonville, Alabama, Thursday to discuss holding this on the square or at the recreation center. We do not have a date set, but we hope to have a date on Thursday, and we will keep all of you posted.

Once we get the date set, we will need volunteers (Native American drummers, story tellers, any musicians, artists, dancers, craft and food venders, and anyone who cares about this cause and is willing to help other people care too). Anyone interested in helping please contact us @raidernationdna@yahoo.com , so that we can try to start organizing and planning. We are trying to do what we can because we truly believe in this cause. We will post something in the next couple of days concerning our background information and why we care so much. We just want to let you know who we are on a personal level. Preservation of the past is very important and close to our hearts. The people in the past are all of our ancestors because we would not be here without them. It is time to honor that, stand up, and give those people a voice.

Bowing Humbly,

Cora and Rob”

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Want to know more?

Contact Rob and Cora, me, or search for the “Oxford, Alabama Mound Site” using Google.

Thank you, for your time.

– Cathy Ann Abernathy
weavercat@gmail.com

December 5, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 12:05 am

Cathy Ann Abernathy’s MySpace Blog |

Happy Holidays!
Hope everyone has Happy Holidays – despite the moody/cold/wet weather that may come our way before Christmas.

I know many have been dealing with issues that life seems to ‘surprise us’ with; but you have to remember, there are people who care about you, and will listen if you want/need to talk.
Yesterday I spent trying to get my hobby room in order – but I never realized exactly how much yarn, string, floss that I have collected — it would fill a small room! (so it nearly does.)

Now, that I have that ‘stash’ somewhat sorted – what do I do with the rest of my treasures? Old school yearbooks, newspaper clippings, ticket stubs, old grocery list — outdated addresses/phone numbers on scraps of paper — You get the general idea…
Yes, CHRISTMAS is quickly approaching.
No, we have not completed our shopping list , yet.
Dave and I may end up creating gifts — at least a few. Others will be added as we can purchase them.
With the economy on the skids — I am sure everyone is trying to find ways to save money while not losing the true spirit of Christmas giving.
One long-tried tip? Trade days, flea markets and yard sales…
Not your style of gift source…well, give a try — you will never know what unique gift items can be found, and most very reasonable in cost.
The best quote I have heard lately — “Rare books, make for rare gifts”. So, most rare books won’t be found in a new bookstore.
Just a bit of a ramble for this first Friday of 2009.
Anyway, here’s hoping you have the best holidays possible. Drop a note my way if you get a chance during this hectic season.
– Cathy Ann Abernathy – weavercat@gmail.comhttp://weavercat.wordpress.comhttp://facebook.com/weavercat

November 20, 2009

MyFamily “Blog” – Day One, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 1:32 am

myfamily.com • My Blog

Day One -MyFamily Blog
Yahoo! — No, not the browser; just an exclamation of excitement for a new addition for MyFamily.
Now, I can ‘chat’ to folks who view my “MyFamily” site(s) — and hopefully hear back from them.
No, this is not my first blog — have others;but this one will allow me to share bits of family research in a location where more people can view and “review” it.
Genealogy is an interesting quest — ongoing, and sometime elusive trying to solve age-old family mysteries…where did your ancestors come from?
That’s the first question; after the first few generations you are able to trace, the questions mount in number, and the pursuit of ‘knowledge’ about family members go through progressions — 1) how far back can our ancestors be traced. 2) What countries did they leave if they migrated to north America? 3) How many children did they have 4) Who were their neighbors 5) Who do I know from elementary/high school that may be distant kin? 6) Are we all distant kin?

October 30, 2009

Martin – Coat of Arms, surname meaning

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 8:04 pm

Family Tree Maker’s Genealogy Site: Photo

The ancient surname Martin is patronymic, meaning “son of Martin”. As Martin was such a popular first name in the Middle Ages, it is not surprising that the surname is very widespread. The name comes from the word “mars”, meaning “god of war”, and developed through Martinus and Marinus to the present Martin. Early records show a Helewis Martin in The Red Book of the Exchequer Rolls in Cambridgeshire in 1166; a Johannes Martynson was recorded in Howdenshire in 1379. The ancient family motto was “Sure and Steadfast”. Source: The Heritage Collection. No genealogical connection is implied.

Williams – coat of arms, surname meaning

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 7:58 pm

Family Tree Maker’s Genealogy Site: Photo

This distinguished family name can be traced as far back as the Domesday Book, with a Robert filius Willelmi recorded in 1086; Richard William lived in Oxfordshire in 1279, and a John Wylyam was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls in Sussex in 1296. Legend has it that the family Williams is descended from Brychan Brecheiniog who was Lord of Brecknock at the time of King Arthur. His seat was at Llangibby Castle in Monmouthshire. The ancient family name motto was “Cywir in Gwlad”. Source: The Heritage Collection. No genealogical connection is implied.

October 5, 2009

Guion Miller Roll Results – Morgan

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 2:25 am


Guion Miller Roll Results

Total Records: 95 Number Surname Given Middle State Comments Page
20925 Morgan Alice Ga. 210
28166 Morgan Amanda P. I. T. 210
12743 Morgan Andrew J. Tenn. 210
7258 Morgan Annie Mo. 210
18891 Morgan Annie Tenn. 210
31791 Morgan Annie M. I. T. 210
37715 Morgan Belle I. T. 210
7780 Morgan Benjamin F. Mo. 210
40540 Morgan Bertha Bell I. T. 210
43674 Morgan Beulah Olevier Ark. 210
24654 Morgan Charley Tenn. 210
24258 Morgan Cicero Tenn. 210
37714 Morgan Dealie I. T. 210
14772 Morgan Eli & Betty I. T. 210

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