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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - June/July 2004
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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 with scholarships.

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 chamber pot. 

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 the text.

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 Story. 
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 <> or visit the LCGS website <> 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 JONES, 1898. 

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 offices. 

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 your choice.

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 <>.
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. 15). 

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 Personal Names.

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 <>, or visit the website <>.

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 <> or visit <> or <>.

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 annual banquet. 

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 <> or write to 20122 South Arkansas Highway 59, Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761.

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