To Find Where Ancestors Migrated From GA to LA…….. Challenge: To find where my Ancestors Ben Robertson/Robinson & Mandy Bryan(t) were born in GA. Ben was born abt 1844 and Mandy was born abt 1850 Others: Possible Slaveowners Surnames are Hodges and Bryan Years: 1840 to 1865 Tribe(s): Georgia & Louisiana/Bossier & Webster Parish Questions: Where was Ben and Mandy born in GA What is the connection between Ben & Mandy to the Hodges Was there a Bryan connection set […]
It has been a while since I have done any research or even thought about my Family History. Not because it wasn’t important to me, but Life just gets in the way sometime and our hobbies always end up taking a back seat. Now that the Ancestors are stirring again, there is no way for me to ignore them. My Nola line has always been the most funniest and sometime easiest line to Research considering that the family stayed in […]
I have researched my Maternal and Paternal lines of my Ancestry back to 1870. Sometime we as African American Researchers can get stuck at this point because prior to 1870 our Ancestors was considered property. I refused to be stuck and pressed on in pursuit of a Slaveowner for my Nola Ancestors. I previously did a post asking was the “Hodges” my Ancestor’s Slaveowner. I assumed this to be so because I was going on the theory that they were […]
I have been researching my Family’s History for a short period of time(One Year) and truly love being a part of the Genealogy Community. With the showing of Face of America on PBS and Who Do You Think You Are? on NBC, I am hoping that it will spark a lot of new interest in Genealogy and there become some new Researchers and some new Family Trees going up that will allow more Genealogical connections. There are so few African […]
Isn’t this the cutest thing. I had to step on this to get in my bed at the Savannah B&B. Wish I could have brung this home, but it would not fit in my suitcase. I TRIED. Until next time!!
As everyone know from OurGeorgiaRoots on Saturday we took the Freedom Trail Tour with Johnnie Brown, and one of the places that he took us was The Laurel Grove Cemetery which once was a Plantation. Now for someone that only goes to funeral unless I have to, I had no problem viewing Markers of Slave Ancestors. It was such a spiritual experience for me. I was always told growing up to never fear the dead its the living that you have to worry […]
I spent this weekend with some of the most amazing Women(and I Gentleman) that I know. Luckie of OurGeorgiaRoots, Sandra of I Never knew my Father, Mavis of Georgia Black Crackers, and Sandra’s Brother Bernard decided to get together for the Southeast Family History Expo in Savannah, GA, but it was more than that to me. It was more about spending time with family, like cousins getting together that had not seen each other in a long time! I headed […]
As everyone know I have been on the track of finding out who owned my ancestors Ben and Mandy ROBERTSON. I believe I have found him: E W HODGES may have been the owner. E W HODGES was born abt 1809 in Randolf, GA Twiggs County and died around 1867 in Webster Parish, LA. According to slave schedule of 1850 and 1860 LA the HODGES dominated the area of Bossier Parish, LA as slave owners. In 1860 E W owned 4 male slaves […]