Griffen – Griffith Family in America

January 25, 2017

Bird GRIFFIN (b. Abt 1803 d. Unknown) — Lester and Eleanor Davis Genealogy [Autrey-Green connection down-line]

Filed under: Uncategorized — taracat1210 @ 9:26 pm

Bird GRIFFIN Abt 1803 – Unknown

NOTE:
Bird married

Alsira “Alice” Autrey.

[…more on source site]

Source: Bird GRIFFIN b. Abt 1803 d. Unknown: Lester and Eleanor Davis Genealogy

January 12, 2011

Snow Days and Family Trees?

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 2:00 am

It has been a snow/ice day in Alabama today.
How does that related to family trees?
Well, since I am indoors from the weather, and have the flu-bug to boot, it means when I have had the brief burst(s) of energy — I have added a bit more to several ancestral branches.
No huge breakthroughs, but have made several connection I did not expect.
Last couple I stopped at was William N. Collins and Permelia Mary “Melia” Smith — don’t ask how I ended up with this couple.
They were somehow connect to the various families that I was tracing, from the Yancey County (Bald Mountain region) of North Carolina.
No family tree is SIMPLE…anyone who tells you that, has not done much research.
Somehow, the folks I have added to my main family tree file most likely are related to my Aunt Betty Jean Davis (Abernathy).
Her ancestral line is where I began today’s research project…
Okay, I am not getting much more done on this blog or the research…guess I need to get something to drink and get back to doing ‘something’ while the dryer is get the clothes done.
Another update will be in the works as soon as I find something news-worthy.
– CATHY

June 1, 2010

Death of a computer…a new beginning

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 11:28 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!

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 2:17 am

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February 3, 2010

Anniston Star: Second mound report released

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 8:51 pm

Anniston Star – Second mound report released

slideshow
OXFORD — A University of Alabama archaeologist has released a report stating a pile of stones in Oxford was created by natural forces and not American Indians centuries ago — a report written two months after he signed another report stating the opposite.

Robert Clouse, director of the Office of Archaeological Research at the University of Alabama and director of the University of Alabama Museums, mailed the second report on the mound behind the Oxford Exchange to The Star at a reporter’s request.

The report cites different geologic surveys of the area and other American Indian archaeological excavations for comparison. Clouse is not a geologist, though he says he minored in geology as an undergraduate student.

The report states the mound is a natural formation and is not culturally significant.

The stone mound became the center of a dispute last summer, which ended with the City of Oxford backing away from plans to level the mound and use dirt beneath it for fill at a nearby construction site. City officials have repeatedly stated the mound was not man-made. They also later claimed they had not touched the mound, a claim contradicted by pictures contained in Clouse’s second report which show heavy equipment dismantling it.

The second report concluding the mound was natural was produced in July during the thick of the controversy over the site which began in June. The first report, which said the site was significant, was produced in April.

Jacksonville News: Native American Day: Education About Preservation of Sites and Culture

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Jacksonville News

Native American Day: Education About Preservation of Sites and Culture
education preservation native american sites culture day about
date: Sat, Mar 13, 2010 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
location: Jacksonville, AL 36265
On the Square in Jacksonville!
cost: $0 + This educational event is free to the public. Bring your kinds out for a day of fun!
more info: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php#!/group.php?gid=268415789931&ref=mf

Jacksonville News: Native American Day: Education About Preservation of Sites and Culture

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 8:43 pm

Jacksonville News

Native American Day: Education About Preservation of Sites and Culture
education preservation native american sites culture day about
date: Sat, Mar 13, 2010 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
location: Jacksonville, AL 36265
On the Square in Jacksonville!
cost: $0 + This educational event is free to the public. Bring your kinds out for a day of fun!
more info: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php#!/group.php?gid=268415789931&ref=mf

February 2, 2010

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 2:17 am

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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Click through for further details

January 26, 2010

Movement for Protection of Mounds and Cultural Heritage in Alabama

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 3:42 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!

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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

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