Daniel Nathan Crumpton has
released Warren County, Georgia book
Daniel Nathan Crumpton has announced the publication of Warren
County, Georgia Land Records Volume One. This volume contains 872
pages (8 1/2 x 11) and is professionally lithographed on quality
paper and is hardbound. Some subject of interest in the book are
historical maps of Warren County, Georgia, Soldiers rolls and tax
For more information contact: Dan N. Crumpton, 105 Norwood Rd.,
Warrenton, GA 30828.
Angus L. McBryde, Jr. passed away in March 2003. He was born
in 1938 in Princeton, New Jersey, where he lived for all of his
life. After college, he attended the Scouter training program at
Schiff Scout Reservation and upon graduation became a District
Executive in the Southern New Jersey Scout Council. He joined the
Scout Supply Service in 1969 and eventually served as Manager of the
New York Area Scout Stores.
Angus joined Clan Donald in 1978 and served as New Jersey state
Commissioner and Northeast Atlantic Regional Commissioner. He served
as treasurer of CDUSA and then as Deputy High Commissioner before
becoming High Commissioner. Angus was the treasurer and a Director
of the Clan Donald Foundation.
He was the Grand Master of the Princeton, New Jersey Masonic Lodge
and served as an Officer in the New Jersey state Masonic Lodge. A
member of the St. Andrews Society of New York for over 20 years, he
served as Chairman of the Board of Managers for the Society.
Very active in scouting, he was a mentor to many in the scouting
Years ago, a volunteer erased the entire Family Tree mailing list on
the computer at the library. (Fortunately, our mailing service had a
master copy - but we did lose several hundred newly entered
entries.) The next week in Atlanta during a Knights Templar Convent
with Angus, I was moaning and groaning about the loss of data...and
Angus said, "Beth, don't you have a backup system on your library
I said, "No, Angus, we just have to be careful."
That was all that was said. A week later, a box arrived at the
library and it was a fancy, state-of-the-art backup system...from my
dear friend, Angus McBryde.
Angus will be greatly missed by many, including your editor.
Want information on CHIEF HEROD. The town of HEROD, Terrell
County, GA was named for. Barbara Helwick, PO Box 50345, Casper, WY
Seeking ancestors: CHRISTOPHER OSBORNE born ca. 1732 England,
VA, MD or NC. Died 1789, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Married
SARAH MAGRUDER, 1760, possible daughter, of DR. ARCHIBALD MAGRUDER
born 1708 MD, died 1763 (at sea). George Osborne, 24211 Plantation
Dr. NE #211, Atlanta, GA 30324.
More about a "First"
Modern day embalming first came to America during the Civil War. One
doctor in Washington, D. C. embalmed more than 4,000 soldiers at
$100 each. These embalmers would follow the armies and when they
came upon a body, they would search it for letters. If they could
identify family connections they would wrap the body tightly, bury
it in a shallow grave and wire for instructions.
Quite often the family would come for the fallen son, husband or
brother to take them home to the family plot. Embalming allowed them
time necessary to transport the body on a train. And if they didn't
come or arrange for transportation, at least they know the fate of
their fallen relative.
These embalmers were the first to mark and register graves, and they
did not do it for sentimental reasons.
Thanks to Twigs & Branches, Dec. 1996 via The Genie's View, 115 W.
Glover St., Ottawa, IL 61350.
Robert Graham, Jr., who died Saturday, January 18, 2003 after
a long illness. He was born in Elloree, SC, the son of the late
Robert Virgil Graham, Sr., and Verleta Rast Graham. He was a
graduate of Carlisle Military School in Bamberg, SC and studied
engineering at Presbyterian Junior College in Maxton, NC. He was
owner of Garden City Sports and Marine in Orangeburg, SC and an
owner of Cranmans Sporting Goods in Savannah. Virgil was Clan Graham
Society's Mugdock Committee Chairman for many years.
He was the person that spearheaded the Society's initial efforts
with Mugdock. He had a dream that the castle would be renovated and
he encouraged all clansfolk to get involved when he produced the
Mugdock Castle scrolls that were given to initial subscribers to the
castle renovation. Survivors includes: five daughters and three son
Dixon Scottish Games and Gathering set for September 27
The sights, sounds, and food of Scotland can be experienced at the
fourth annual Dixon Scottish Games and Gathering on Saturday,
September 27, 2003, from 9 am to 6 PM, at the Dixon Fairgrounds, 655
South First Street Dixon, California. The family activities will
include Scottish, Irish, and Celtic folk bands; Scottish Highland
dancing; award winning bagpipe bands; Scottish athletic
competitions; crafts, food, and beers of the British Isles; Scottish
clan information booths; and the colorful pageantry of the
festival's opening and closing ceremonies.
General admission is $8 per person, and $6 for seniors (age 62 and
older) and youths (ages 9 to 17). Children under age 9 will be
admitted free. Dixon is 19 miles southwest of Sacramento, along
Interstate 80. For more information, telephone the Dixon Association
at (707) 678-8814, or visit its web site at <http://dixon.scottish-games.com>,
or send e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
...if cars were like computers...
If a big auto industry had developed technology like a big computer
company, we would all be driving cars with the following
For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
Every time they repainted the lines on the road, you would have to
buy a new car.
Occasionally, your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You
would have to pull over to the side of the road, close the windows,
then shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you
Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was
reliable, was five times as fast and twice as easy to drive, but
would run on only five percent of the roads.
The oil, water temperate, and alternator warning lights would be
replaced by a single "this car has performed an Illegal Operation"
The airbag system would ask, "Are you sure?" before deploying.
Occasionally, for no reason, your car would lock you out and refuse
to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle,
turned the key, and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would learn how to
drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate in
the same manner as the old car.
And, finally, you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the
Thanks to the Thistle and the Bee, 8232 Kay Court, Annadale, VA
Iain MacInnes to speak at Smithsonian
We have just learned that noted bagpiper, Iain MacInnes, will be the
speaker for a special Smithsonian presentation.
On Saturday, June 23, 1-1:30 PM., Iain will conduct a session
entitled 'Bagpiping: Scotland's Honored Tradition'.
The Smithsonian Associate states: "Musician, scholar, and
broadcaster, Iain MacInnes illuminates the rich history of the
bagpipe and demonstrates how it is played. A world class piper,
MacInnes has worked for the past 12 years as a radio producer and
presenter with the BBC in Scotland. In the 1980s and 90s, he toured
and recorded extensively with the Scottish folk groups the
Tannahilll Weavers and groups the Tannahill Weavers and Ossian,
performing in Europe and North America. He has also written
extensively on the history of Highland bagpiping and Scotland's
alternative piping traditions."
As Scotland is one of the featured countries at this year's Folklife
Festival, there are several programs relating to Scotland and things
Scottish. These are all presented as a part of the Smithsonian
Resident Associates program.
You may obtain information at the website <www.ResidentAssociates.org>
or write: The Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Institution, Dept.
0603, Washington, DC 20073-0603.