St. Andrew Society of Sarasota,
Florida awards seven scholarships!
Seven scholarships of $1,000.00 each have been awarded by the St.
Andrew Society to students of Scottish descent in the local Sarasota
area. Three winners from Lemon Bay High School, two from Sarasota
High School, one from Pine View, and one from Riverview. To qualify,
scholarship recipients must submit a 500 word essay about their
Scottish heritage with a validation of Scottish ancestry and are
evaluated by the scholarship committee based on the following factors
requested on the application: Scottish heritage; Grade Point Average
(GPA) and SAT/ACT test scores with official transcripts; personal
financial needs; expression of career expectations and
majors/motivation; school, church, and community involvement; a brief
biography; two or more references (at least one by a teacher); and
college or university of choice.
2004 Senior $1,000 recipients: Jill
Elizabeth Dawkins, Sarasota High School, Sarasota; James Blake Wiener,
Sarasota High School; Susan Deborah Trumpler, Riverview High School,
Sarasota; Steven William Tomkins, Pine View High School, Venice;
Martha Jean Duffy, Lemon Bay High School, Englewood; Megan Elisabeth
Watt, Lemon Bay High School; Marshall Douglas Thomson, Lemon Bay High
School. The St. Andrew Society is the foremost Scottish organization
in member spirit, in educational expansion and in optimism of
outlook. Members point with pride to the students they have assisted
An Ozark boyhood is remembered
Long before cell phones and computers, home telephones were
designated by a sequence of rings. To reach Phillip W. Steele’s
grandparents on Gilliland farm, the caller would have to ring two
longs and a short on a wooden box on the wall. Inspired by memories
of his grandfather, Joe, telling tales on the front porch, Steele
collects elements of vanishing rural life. In his new book Two Longs
and A Short, which is written and illustrated by Steele, these
dissolving cultural pieces of rural life include diverse topics, from
the lost art of stone carving to the history of the outhouse and
Steele does not limit this work to
only the tangible aspects of life. Legends on the creation of certain
trees are also included, not to mention the important superstitious
information on when is the best time to cut fingernails for health or
wealth. Steele is staunch in capturing every detail of this bygone
time. There are multiple pictures on the topics described. Being
introduced to images from sorghum mills to a picture of a granddaddy
spider, the reader will understand the sights being discussed within
Previous Pelican Publishing Company
titles written by Phillip Steele are The Family Story of Bonnie and
Clyde ($9.95 pb), Jesse and Frank James: The Family History ($8.95 pb),
The Last Cherokee Warriors ($9.95 pb), The Many Faces of Jesse James
($8.95 pb), Outlaws and Gunfighters of the Old West ($8.95 pb), Ozark
Tales and Superstitions ($7.95 pb), and Starr Tracks: Belle and Pearl
Starr ($7.95 pb). Two Longs and A Short has 112 pages, 8-1/2 x 11,
with 81 illustrations and 82 photos ($9.95 pb).
For more information, contact the
Promotion Department at 504-368-1175. Readers may order toll free
from Pelican at 1-800-843-1724 or 1-888-5-PELICAN. Please be sure to
give ISBN: 1-58980-201-2.
Lee County, Florida Genealogical
Society sponsors January seminar
The Lee County (FL) Genealogical Society will sponsor an Ancestor
Tracking Seminar on January 29, 2005 from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Horizon
Village Clubhouse, 9200 Littleton Road, North Fort Myers, Florida.
Featured speaker is Dr. John P. Colletta, renowned author and popular
genealogy speaker, who will present four lectures: Military Service
Records, 1776-1912; Naturalization Records, 1790-1920s with Brief
Overview of the Colonial Period; Using Original and Derivative
Sources: How to Evaluate Evidence; and How to Assemble and Write a
Genealogical Work That Is Both a Reliable Document and a Readable
Cost is $35.00 by January 10, 2005 (includes lunch); $40.00 after
January 10 (includes lunch); and $40.00 onsite (bring own lunch). For
more information, call 239-549-9625, email <[email protected]>
or visit the LCGS website <www.rootsweb.com/~fllcgs/>
for a printable registration form.
Looking for ancestors and
siblings of NELSON LOGAN and wife AMANDA, born SC (?) 1820, lived
in Chickasaw County, Mississippi (1840+). Children: A.T., DICK,
BUTLER, BAUDOL, LAWRENCE, LUTHER, FRANCES, ALBERT and JOSEPHINE. Need
info for JULIA ANN BRUCE that married ALBERT PATRICK LOGAN (1887).
Children: MARY EDITH, ANNIE, ZOLLIE and JESSE. She had two sisters.
JULIA was born 1867, remarried PETERSON (1911) and YOUNGBLOOD (1913).
Please contact Edith Russell, PO Box 2415, Glasgow, Kentucky 42142.
Hal Lewis, 124 Cumberland,
Buffalo, NY 14220 would like to add one thing to his queries: my
mother’s sister, BETTY BATES, born Barboursville, WV, has black hair,
brown eyes and olive complexion. Mother also has same (skin), red
hair, green eyes. PATTY, other sister, fair skin, blonde hair, blue
eyes. My mother described (?), BETTY’s, and their Moma’s, my
grandma’s, skin as swarthy.
Richard Morrissey, 26209
Chambers, Sun City, CA 92586 asks the following question: Did GEORGE
F. OLDHAM (1834-1901), Golden City, Missouri, and wife, MARY E. AYERS
(1840-1900) own slaves? Please contact Mr. Morrissey if you have any
information. GEORGE F. OLDHAM (1834-1901) and wife, MARY E. AYERS
(1840-1900), Golden City, Missouri. Civil War data sought and parents
names. K.C. Missouri. LOUISA HARDIN OLDHAM wedded WILLIAM HENRY
Robert Monty Campbell,
Colonel, United States Army, 5th Special Forces Airborne Group Company
A, retired, age 76, passed away at his home in Woodrun, Mt. Gilead,
North Carolina on Sunday May 23, 2004. Colonel Campbell, a native of
Lake George, New York, served in the military for 32 years, actively
participating in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Decorations and medals include World
War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Japan, Germany, Combat
Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal,
United Nations Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Distinguished Unit
Citation, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Parachute
Badge, Senior Parachute Badge, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal,
Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal 1st DLC,
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Meritorious Unit
Commendation, Army Commendation Medal, Republic of Vietnam Jump
Wings, Air Medal (1st-6th DLC), Bronze Star Medal (1st-3rd DLC),
Vietnam Service Medal Legion of Merit, Republic of Korea.
Col. Campbell also received the
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Gold Star, Republic of
Vietnam Armed Forces Service Honor Medal 1st Class, Republic of
Vietnam of Gallantry w/Palm, Joint Service Commendation Medal,
Meritorious Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry
w/Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation,
Master Parachute Badge, and the Purple Heart.
Following his military career,
Colonel Bob continued to touch and enrich lives by heading the
Criminal Justice Program at Central Piedmont Community College in
Charlotte, North Carolina and at Stanly Community College in
Albemarle, North Carolina, and was a licensed Real Estate Agent. An
avid sportsman, Colonel Bob enjoyed boxing (actively participating
at a semipro level), football, hunting, and tennis with his friends
and golf with his wife, Terry. True to being a Campbell, Colonel
Bob served the Campbell Clan as the President of Clan Campbell
Society of North America for three years plus holding additional
Colonel is survived by his wife of
53 years, Terry; son Kevin Michael and his wife Harriet of Dallas,
North Carolina; son Colin Scott and his wife Janice of Stokesdale,
North Carolina; and son John Eric of San Francisco, California and
his beloved cat Bobby. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to
Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 416 N. Second Street,
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001; Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N.
First Street, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001; or the charity of
You can view the American
Cherokee Confederacy web site
Principal Chief William Rattlesnake Jackson invites you to view the
American Cherokee Confederacy web site at <www.acconfederacy.org>.
For further information about the Confederacy, contact the American
Cherokee Confederacy National Tribal Office at 619 Pine Cone Road,
Albany, Georgia 31705-6906, phone 229-787-5722.
MAGS Fall 2004 meeting to be
held in Gettysburg, PA
The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society will present Researching German
Ancestors: Vital and Church Records, Names and Marriage Customs! on
October 16, 2004, at the historic Gettysburg Hotel, 1 Lincoln Square
(in the heart of Gettysburg at the intersection of US Rt. 30 and Rt.
The speaker for the fall meeting
will be Roger Minert, Ph.D., A.G. Dr. Minert’s Ph.D. is in Foreign
Language Education. He is currently with the Family History Library
in Salt Lake City where he specializes in German research and
translation. He is accredited for research in Germany and
Australia. He is the associate editor of the German Genealogical
Digest, and has published fifteen books in the field of German
family history. Presentations include Church and Civil Records in
Germany, Marriage and Courtship in Germany 1500 to 1800, and
Introduction to German Phonetics as it Applies to the Spelling of
Registration, doughnuts and coffee
will be from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM. A short business meeting will be
held at 11:45 AM. The event will close at 3:00 PM.
For additional information, please contact the meeting registrar,
Diane M. Kuster at 732-606-6032 or email <[email protected]>,
or visit the website <www.rootsweb.com/~usmags/>.
Looking for parents of MARGARET
SIMS, born 1834, Co. Antrim, Ireland; JOHN DONNALD of Abbeville,
South Carolina, guardian, December 18, 1837. Please contact
Jannifer Bureis (Clan Donald), P. O. Box 62, Locust Grove, GA 30248.
Childers/Childress Family event
to be held in September 2004
The 23rd annual meeting of the Childers/Childress Family Association
is scheduled to officially commence on September 16th through the
18th. A small number of members expressed tentative plans to arrive
in Independence, Missouri, as early as the 16th to visit and do
research. The event will be held at the Comfort Inn (name change
under way to Quality Inn), 4200 South Noland Road, located at Exit
12 on I-70, the south side of I-70.
For newcomers that have never
attended a Childers/Childress Family Association meeting, these
meetings are work sessions for the researchers who are interested in
their Childers/Childress ancestry.
All members attending bring their family histories, books,
documents, computers, pictures, programs and any other data that
they have on the Childers/Childress and related lines. This is a
national meeting. You do not need to be a member to attend. All
Childers/Childress and allied lines are welcome. Host for the event
is Sue Compton. For more information you may email her at <[email protected]>
or visit <http://www.childers-childress.com/>
or <[email protected]>.
Pierre Chastain Family
Association plans 29th annual reunion
All descendants of Pierre Chastain are invited to the 29th annual
reunion of the family association September 17 and 18, 2004. The
most common spelling variations of the name are Chasteen, Chastaine,
Chastine, Shasteen, Chasten, Castine, and Shastid. The Pierre
Chastain Family Association will meet this year at the Ramada Inn,
Clemson, South Carolina.
The association has not met in
this area since 1988, and the local Chastains are very excited to
welcome everyone. Their local reunion is September 19th, so you may
want to stay an extra day for that. A guided tour with Evan Chastain
will be featured on Saturday morning to show those attending the
area and share local history of the Chastains. The Historic
Pendleton District is also close by. Saturday night will be the
For reservations and more
information, contact Marquetta Chastain, 2505 South Sycamore Avenue,
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012. Membership information may be
obtained from Tim Chastain, 155 Old Cassidy Road, Thomasville,
Georgia 31792. For any other questions, please contact Carrie
Chastain, publicity chairman, at <[email protected]>
or write to 20122 South Arkansas Highway 59, Siloam Springs,