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    1. [MICHIGAN-AFAM] Re: MICHIGAN-AFAM Digest, Vol 4, Issue 2
    2. ANDY
    3. my new email: [email protected] -----Original Message----- From: michigan-afam-request <[email protected]> To: michigan-afam <[email protected]> Sent: Wed, May 9, 2018 2:24 am Subject: MICHIGAN-AFAM Digest, Vol 4, Issue 2 Send MICHIGAN-AFAM mailing list submissions to [email protected] To subscribe or unsubscribe via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to [email protected] You can reach the person managing the list at [email protected] When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of MICHIGAN-AFAM digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Admin Post Please Read (Dee) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2018 02:34:44 -0400 From: Dee <[email protected]> Subject: [MICHIGAN-AFAM] Admin Post Please Read To: [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Hi everyone! As you may have noticed, Rootsweb mail lists are back on-line! Yay! If you need help navigating the new system: <> I hope everyone will begin utilizing this list and the many others available at Rootsweb. If you have any questions about this list please fee free to send me a message! Have a great day! Dee Admin <> ------------------------------ Subject: Digest Footer To contact the %(real_name)s list administrator, send an email to %(real_name)[email protected] To post a message to the MICHIGAN-AFAM mailing list -- [email protected], send an email to %(real_name)[email protected] __________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to %(real_name)[email protected]%(host_name)s with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. ------------------------------ End of MICHIGAN-AFAM Digest, Vol 4, Issue 2 *******************************************

    05/13/2018 08:38:48
    1. [MICHIGAN-AFAM] Admin Post Please Read
    2. Dee
    3. Hi everyone! As you may have noticed, Rootsweb mail lists are back on-line! Yay! If you need help navigating the new system: <> I hope everyone will begin utilizing this list and the many others available at Rootsweb. If you have any questions about this list please fee free to send me a message! Have a great day! Dee Admin <>

    04/07/2018 12:34:44
    1. [MICHIGAN-AFAM] List Admin Post - please read
    2. Dee Pavey
    3. Hi everyone! My name is Dee and I'm the admin for this list. Please take a minute to review our list guidelines (what few we have) at If you ever have any questions about the list, please feel free to contact me privately. Have a wonderful day! Happy Hunting! Dee GenLady Kentuckiana Genealogy

    07/30/2012 07:12:36
    2. Dear Editorial team We welcome your advice/assistance with regards inviting American contributions to our latest research. We are currently seeking American contributions to add to reminiscences of the Caribbean 1937-1948. The initial objectives for the material we are gathering are a book and online resource for schools and colleges. [NB. we have researched archive sources to provide us with a strong understanding of this history. We welcome any advice or assistance in helping us to contact US veterans who served in the Caribbean, such as the 'Dixie Division' and the African American 99th anti-aircraft Artillery. Contributions to date have come from all perspectives - servicemen, wartime civilians (Aruba, Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Trinidad) , U-Boat Officers, merchant sailors.... Our search for reminiscences is all about providing Educators and Learners with as broad and diverse a perspective as possible: We want to gain an impression of the war at sea, we are also gathering memories of the West Indies as bases of operations; what impressions their civilian populations made; how the islands provided for torpedoed merchant seamen; memories of shore-leave... We look forward to hearing your thoughts. Best wishes Tony T Rebecca Goldstone Sweet Patootee Ltd 28c Loraine Road London N7 6EZ UK T/F: 01144 207 686 5101 W:

    07/28/2009 01:05:18
    1. [MICHIGAN-AFAM] Finding Gordon Burke
    2. Red Robin
    3. I am trying to help my friend find the father he never knew. His mother never married him and didn't know him that well. Here is all we have. Name: Gordon Burke Born: Approx 1933 - would go 5 years either way In 1964 he worked in Wayne Co but lived in Washtenaw Co. (my friend was born in 1964) We have some phone number/address listings from for 1993-2002 but the date range might not include him. He may have died before that date range or could still be alive. He was African-American - with green eyes. He worked in a used car lot for a while at approximately Grand River and Seven Mile. Any idea how we can go about finding him?

    07/07/2008 03:12:11
    1. Re: [MICHIGAN-AFAM] African American Moxley - Detroit
    2. Frances Harvey Moxley attended Wilson Co. training school, Lebanon, TN class of 1933. Need community name to do further look-up. -----Original Message----- From: Nikki Drew <[email protected]> To: [email protected] Sent: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 1:18 am Subject: [MICHIGAN-AFAM] African American Moxley - Detroit I am researching the Moxley surname. My branch is African American and from Wilson County and/or Rutherford County Tennessee. Specifically I am looking for the descendants(if there are any) of my grandfather's brother, John L. Moxley who moved from Tennessee with their father, Andrew Moxley to the Detroit area. My grandparents went up to visit John L. once but then lost contact. Walter and Frances Moxley(my grandparents) had 4 children Descendants of Sandy Moxley 1 Sandy Moxley Unknown - Unknown .. +Teenie Bryant Unknown - Unknown ......... 2 Andrew Moxley 1897 - Unknown ............. +Lula Bartlett 1899 - Unknown .................... 3 John L. Moxley .................... 3 Walter Edward Moxley, Sr 1915 - 1975 ........................ +Frances Elizabeth Harvey 1915 - 1952 .................... *2nd Wife of Walter Edward Moxley, Sr: ........................ +Ivy Dell Bell 1913 - 2005 ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ________________________________________________________________________ More new features than ever. Check out the new AOL Mail ! -

    01/07/2008 11:23:07
    1. [MICHIGAN-AFAM] African American Moxley - Detroit
    2. Nikki Drew
    3. I am researching the Moxley surname. My branch is African American and from Wilson County and/or Rutherford County Tennessee. Specifically I am looking for the descendants(if there are any) of my grandfather's brother, John L. Moxley who moved from Tennessee with their father, Andrew Moxley to the Detroit area. My grandparents went up to visit John L. once but then lost contact. Walter and Frances Moxley(my grandparents) had 4 children Descendants of Sandy Moxley 1 Sandy Moxley Unknown - Unknown .. +Teenie Bryant Unknown - Unknown ......... 2 Andrew Moxley 1897 - Unknown ............. +Lula Bartlett 1899 - Unknown .................... 3 John L. Moxley .................... 3 Walter Edward Moxley, Sr 1915 - 1975 ........................ +Frances Elizabeth Harvey 1915 - 1952 .................... *2nd Wife of Walter Edward Moxley, Sr: ........................ +Ivy Dell Bell 1913 - 2005

    01/06/2008 08:18:21
    1. [MICHIGAN-AFAM] mary and agnes ozenghar
    2. HiIm looking forany infor on sisters agnes amd mary ozenghar livin in mich , possble detriot wayne co they also adothped homer ozenghar his germn name raundschiner [ possble amrican tranlation] 1900 1920 also can adopting papers lookup ? i another question is the surname raundschwinder is it in the state ? and where ? thanks greg ************************************** See what's free at

    04/22/2007 02:52:53
    1. [MICHIGAN-AFAM] homer hairss raundschwinder , born feb 12 1902
    2. hi im looking for any infor on homer hairris raunschwinder born feb 12 1902 possble in pa by later in life he was adopted by 2 aunts with the surname ozenghar [van ozenghar] eiter in pa on mich homer jr was nd kdsbiling were born in detriot wayne co mich 1923 and later any infor will be helpfull thanks greg ************************************** See what's free at

    04/20/2007 05:09:10
    1. [MICHIGAN-AFAM] ozenghar surname
    2. Hi im looking for the homer herny ozenghar parents were lving in detriot , and or in mich he married iva may harris . im looking for birth date ad death date sof rhomer and his parents and any siblings any help will be helpfull thanks greg ************************************** See what's free at

    04/16/2007 04:51:25
    1. [MICHIGAN-AFAM] harris surname
    2. forgot charles timothy harris may have been in living in detriot , ************************************** See what's free at

    04/16/2007 04:49:15
    1. [MICHIGAN-AFAM] harris surname 1859 charles timothy haris
    2. Hi Im looking for any infor on exact birth dates and death dates and cencuss , for charles timothy harris b 1859 exact date of birth and died 1934 need exact date of death he married mary jane dupaul [ du paul] b 1862and they had 9 children and they are bclaude c haiirs b 1883 and married gertrude callahan , fred harris b 1885 , timothy harris b 1886 married marcella murphy , charles harris b 1886 , ,married emmea waldron , william harris b 1888 married belle , besse harris b 1890 ,married robert merrill , clarence sandersonharris b 1896 married winifred may watson , pearl harris b 1897 married charles haak , iva may harris [my line ] any help on birth and dadeath dates and maarrages will be helpfull and alo cem records thanks greg ************************************** See what's free at

    04/16/2007 04:48:10
    1. KELLY, ARTHUR J >Maine>NH>Michigan m Grace Kelly
    2. I am trying to track an ancestor, Arthur Jetson Kelly/Kelley who was born in Maine of an old African American family {Williams family} in circa 1879. He also lived in a neighboring community of Portsmouth, NH growing up. I found Arthur listed in the Detroit-area in 1930 federal census, married to a Grace Kelly with no children listed. He was about 50 y.o. He was the son of Annie M. {Williams} Kelly and Arthur W. Kelly. His father died rather young in Concord, NH circa 1884 and his Mom died in South Berwick, ME 1907. His parents are my g/g/grandparents. His Mom, Annie M. Kelly was born in Maine. His Dad, Arthur W. Kelly was born in Maryland according to an old Bible I have pages from. His Dad was most likely born into slavery, but may have been very young during the time of emancipation. There is varying information that shows his Dad born in either Md or DE, but I believe MD to be the correct birthplace. Arthur, Jr. had a brother Percy Kelly who died about 1932 in Cleveland, OH. He also had a sister, Josephone Kelly Patillo who is my direct line. Appreciate any help. Sheila Reed Findlay I

    12/29/2004 02:36:57
    1. Freedom fighter
    2. Tru Black
    3. Freedom fighter

    11/19/2004 07:50:15
    1. HARDEN, Midville, Burke Co Ga > Detroit & Brooklyn New York
    2. Greetings, The info I have is that Afro-American Harden left Georgia, some traveled to Detroit, those below traveled to New York. They were supposed to have lived in Midville, Burke County Georgia, later in Brooklyn, New York. I have Clarence (Kellis) Harden b. abt 1868. in Georgia. The children of Clarence (Kellis) were: Charles (Kellis) Jr. b. abt 1895. m. Rose? b. abt 1898 --------------------------------- Caroline, m. unknown Cooper. Lloyd b. abt 1900 m. Fannie Irby in Brooklyn, New York in 1932. Children of Lloyd & Fannie, were: 1. Wilter b. 1935 2. Terrel b.1937 3. Edwin b. 1939 4. Joseph b. 1941 --------------------------------------------------------------- Boston b. abt 1900 m Annie Unknown ===================================== ===================================== In the 1930 Census, Charles 35y headed a household including his father Clarence 62y, brothers Lloyd 30y, and Boston. Those Harden were living in Brooklyn New York, on a street named Clifton Place. Thanks in advance. Larry

    09/04/2004 07:15:40
    1. Tell Me what you think about this Article
    2. Tru Black
    3. Robert Koehler: Redressing injustice of slavery By ROBERT KOEHLER HOW MANY years are we away from a national apology over slavery? Wait, scratch the word "apology." Too late, not possible. The scope of the wrong was too great. Make that a national atonement - an owning up to the crime, a pause in the collective heartbeat, eye contact, prayer, remorse. And the question: What can we do to right matters? Perhaps the time is no longer to be measured in generations. Let's begin with the names of the insured: Aaron, Abby, Abraham, Chloe, Congo, Courtney, all the sundry Jacks and Jims and Williams, Winney, Woodley, Woodson, Zach. Human beings with single names, like pets. Commodities, severed - for legal purposes - from their souls. No ties to a past, no depth of existence. Here, boy. They came when you whistled. They had a function. And they were worth money to their owners. We have to understand what we have done. That's the only way to make sure we 're not still doing it. Slowly, the tide starts to turn. Illinois recently became the second state, after California, to require all insurance companies doing business within its borders to search their archives and divulge details of insurance policies written on slaves. Last week the Slave Era Policies Register was posted, at's a raw, stunning document, peeling back 150 years: This is how it was. You can comb through the names and occupations and policy numbers at your leisure, feel the back of your neck tingle. Here, boy. Daniel, Delia, Dick. Laborer, house servant, farmer. A human being dies. A piece of property is mourned. This is our legacy, our Founding Contradiction. How long can we pretend it's over and done with when we haven't even acknowledged its impact? Slavery permeated the American economy, North and South. Northern insurance companies wrote policies for slaves in Fayette, Ky., and Natchez, Miss., and Edisto Island, S.C. Everybody benefited. Except the slaves. The estimated current value of their unpaid labor is $1.4 trillion. Not so long ago, a number of Fortune 500 companies were outed for the practice of purchasing "dead peasant" insurance on their low-level, possibly minimum-wage employees. Wal-Mart had 350,000 of them - life-insurance policies taken out on workers they could have cared less about, without the workers' permission or knowledge. When the janitor died, the company collected. The family got nothing. The 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868, made citizens - persons - of newly freed slaves and prohibited states from abridging their rights. Looked good on paper, but somehow failed to stave off a century of Jim Crow laws. Yet the 14th Amendment helped somebody. Turns out the new business concept known as the corporation had far more success, in the wake of the Civil War, becoming recognized before the law as a "person" than former slaves did.Of the first 150 cases involving the 14th Amendment heard by the Supreme Court, 15 involved African-Americans and 135 involved business entities, notes Doug Hammerstrom on And the amendment was so narrowly interpreted that blacks won only one case. We've been much better at turning a profit than redressing injustice, than healing the Founding Contradiction known as slavery. The ex-slaves got nothing but more bitterness. They weren't meant to be part of history. They were meant to be worked to death and forgotten. But they're with us still, mute, single-named, yoked to their policy numbers, yet managing to shake our deepest assumptions of who we are. Robert Koehler is an editor at Tribune Media Services.

    08/29/2004 07:38:07
    1. Ethnic identity as 'American' gains in state, census shows
    2. Tru_Black2
    3. Ethnic identity as 'American' gains in state, census shows By ANITA WADHWANI Staff Writer The segment of Tennesseans describing their ethnic origin as American first — rather than Irish-, German- or African-American, for example — is growing. Lea Boucher, 42, can sum up her genealogy in under a minute beginning with one German grandfather's arrival on Ellis Island by way of Russia and the parallel histories of other family members' English and German immigrant journeys. But when it comes to describing her ethnic heritage, her explanation is even shorter. ''I'm American,'' the Springfield resident said. ''I was born and raised here.'' One out of six Tennessee residents agrees with Boucher, choosing the ' American'' label over any other to describe their ancestry or ethnic origin, the census reported last week. That's in contrast to the national picture, where one in 15 U.S. residents de-scribed themselves as Americans first and one in six said they were chiefly German. Three states — Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia — had more 2000 census respondents call themselves American than anything else. Neighbors Georgia, North Carolina and Mississippi were among the nine states with more respondents listing African-American than any other ancestry. Missouri was one of 23 states where German was the most common answer. In Tennessee, the number of residents describing themselves as American climbed three percentage points — to 17.3% — between 1990 and 2000, even as the state has drawn more international immigrants. In Nashville, the number jumped six percentage points, to 15%. Tennesseans' responses in the 2000 census survey are in contrast to a multicultural trend that began in the 1960s as people began to take more pride in their ethnic differences, said Vanderbilt philosophy professor Lucius Outlaw. It's too soon to tell if the data mean a reverse in that trend. ''It will be interesting to see what it looks like 10 to 15 years from now, to see what all the people coming into the country in the past 10 years will say,'' Outlaw said. At the Farmers Market on Friday, where vendors said watermelons and corn on the cob were the hot sellers for Fourth of July barbecues, Noel Abromavage browsed with a friend. One thing she's noticed after moving to the state four years ago is that her fellow Tennesseans don't describe their heritage the same way she does, which is ''mostly Irish but French and German, as well.'' ''They don't have that nationality breakdown here like they do in other places,'' said Abromavage, 31, a Philadelphia transplant living in Spring Hill. ''People say that I'm from the South or they say what city they're from.'' Her friend Kendra Thorpe, 27, agreed. ''I've been in Nashville my entire life, and I just know I was born in America and the people I know are American.'' Thorpe also described her ancestry as ''black, but my great-great grandfather was white on both sides.'' A bigger percentage of Tennesseans described their ancestry as African-American than in the country as a whole. Thirteen percent of Tennesseans said they were African-American first, while only 9% of U.S. residents did. But some who weren't black described their ancestry as their race, as well. ''I'm White. White American,'' said James Thompson, 65. The Ashland City resident said his grandmother was American Indian, but he considered his own heritage white. Immigrant Sondra Hernandez, 22, said she thinks ancestry is something that lies in the future rather than the past. ''I'm Mexican now, but hopefully I will be American like my son,'' she said, referring to an infant sleeping as she shopped. ''I think my English will get better and I'll become a citizen, and I will think like an American.'' American-born Joshua Boone, 19, described his ancestry as German, Irish and Cherokee. But, he said, that really adds up to just one thing. ''Of course I'm American by heritage,'' said Boone, who says he is the ' third great-cousin on my daddy's side'' to Daniel Boone, an American pioneer and explorer who helped settle Kentucky. ''But all Americans are mutts,'' Boone said. SPEAKING OUT What some people at the Farmers Market said when asked what their ancestry is: ''My ancestors came from the central African region. Their culture was called Banda.'' — Tanya Hatch, 38, of Nashville ''Eastern European, Russian and Austrian. Ancestry to me means what you are before you came to this country, because it's such a melting pot. Obviously, I consider myself American.'' — Rachel Cohen, 28, of Nashville ''I'm African, I know that. But I don't know past when my ancestors got to Mississippi.'' — Ruben Ishmon, 51, visiting Nashville from Gary, Ind. ''American. Why do I call myself that? I don't know why. I'm just American.' — Ron Pelley, 43, visiting Nashville from Connecticut ''Irish, English, German ... but I think we're all Americans.'' — Sue Grace, 55, of Smyrna ''Half Japanese and half Irish.'' — Chris Griffin, 37, visiting Nashville from Atlanta ''Afro-American. That's it.'' — Bob Johnson, 74, of Nashville WHO WE ARE What is your ancestry or ethnic origin? That's the question the census asked one in six U.S. households in 2000. Here's how people answered: In the U.S. German 15% Irish 11% African-American 9% English 9% American 7% In Tennessee American 17% African-American 13% Irish 9% English 9% German 8% In Nashville American 15% African-American 11% English 9% Irish 8% German 8% Anita Wadhwani can be reached at 259-8821 or [email protected]

    07/04/2004 04:30:38
    1. Fw: [Southern Black Genealogy] FW: NDABA Reparations Petition
    2. Tru_Black2
    3. ------ Forwarded Message From: "Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann" <[email protected]> Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 15:34:25 -0500 (CDT) To: [email protected] Subject: NDABA Reparations Petition Dear All, I have just read and signed the NDABA Movement National Reparations Petition. The petition is an online campaign in support of our people's demand for reparations from the United States government and other private and public institutions in this country. It is hosted on the web by, the free online petition service, at: I personally agree with what this petition says, and I believe you might also agree. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing yourself. Your participation is strongly encouraged. Each signature sends a clear message that more and more of us are willing to stand up for the justice due our people after centuries of oppression. Be well, Deadria 917-365-3007 ------ End of Forwarded Message Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ADVERTISEMENT Yahoo! Groups Links To visit your group on the web, go to: To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [email protected] Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.

    06/27/2004 06:38:10
    1. The respect they deserve
    2. Tru_Black2
    3. The respect they deserve By MICHELLE EVERHART, News-Sun Staff Writer Two bouquets and an American flag are the only indicators of the graves of George and Sarah Gammon in Ferncliff Cemetery. The couple, famous for their stop on the Underground Railroad in Springfield were remembered Saturday on the 100th anniversary of George Gammon's death. The black couple opened their home to slaves seeking freedom on their way north to Canada. "I suspect the Gammons did not operate the safe house for accolades of man," Rev. C.M. Ferguson of the New North Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, said. "They didn't do it for praises down here but for praises up above, and we should salute them." The day also marks Juneteenth, commemorating when word of the slaves' freedom finally reached Texas on June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln declared it so. About 20 people gathered at their graves in a quiet ceremony to honor their work to free slaves. "Some people might think they broke the civil law, but I'm sure they felt it was their Christian duty," said Betty Grimes, chairwoman of the Gammon House "They were very brave for seeking liberty and justice for all those in bondage." The solemn commemoration was marked with songs, readings and a proclamation read by Mayor Warren Copeland. "I think it is critically important in a community that is so proud of its past that this be part of the story of Springfield," Copeland said. The Gammon graves, along with their daughter's, have gone without markers for years, something the Gammon House Restoration Committee would like to rectify, Grimes said. Art Thomas, a self-proclaimed genealogy buff, presented Grimes with the beginning documents of the Gammon history. Thomas began looking for his ancestors in Champaign County and came to find they were alive at the same time as George Gammon's parents, Thomas said. Going through libraries, county records, census records, old newspapers and even checking newer databases online, Thomas said he pieced together documentation of the Gammons, including a marriage license and the order by the city not to raze the Gammon house in 1997. The combined celebration continued in the afternoon with vendors and entertainment at the corner of Pleasant and Center streets. Some participants did re-enactments while others recited passages from Paul Laurence Dunbar. Tours of the Gammon House on Piqua Place were also available. People gathered outside the couple's home to hear John Bailey, operations manager, explain the history and architecture of the home, which is being restored in three phases. The exterior restoration is finished and the committee is raising funds for the interior restoration. The house had been divided into a duplex but had fallen into disrepair until the committee took over.

    06/20/2004 05:47:20
    1. Genealogy Today: Mormon databases available to nonmembers
    2. Tru_Black2
    3. CONNIE LENZEN for The Columbian A Columbian reader asks, "I have a daughter who wants to write a history of her immediate ancestors. She asked me for information on my grandparents. They were members of the LDS (Mormon) church, and I am sure that there is information on file of the type she wants. I have no ideas as to how to access it. Can you give me some pointers to get me started?" Members of the LDS church, as a matter of faith, gather information about their ancestors. Much of this information is included in three data files: the Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index, and Pedigree Resource Files. All these databases are on the Family Search Web site, www.Familysearch org. In addition, you can access them at local Family History Centers. The Ancestral File database contains about 35.6 million names that are linked into families. The International Genealogical Index database contains about 600 million individual names. An addendum to the International Genealogical Index contains an additional 125 million names. For both of these databases, you can click a button to learn details about where the information originated. Sometimes it is family data that was sent in by a church member. Sometimes it is a name and baptismal or marriage date copied from a parish register. In that case, the microfilm number for the church register is given. You can order a copy of the microfilm and look at the original record. The third database is the Pedigree Resource File. It contains 36 million names linked into families. Members and non-members of the church are encouraged to send their genealogy, and more information is being added to this data. The family groupings are pressed onto a CD, and you can go to the local Family History Library to view the CDs. A new Web site contains information on the 40,000 pioneers who went to Utah between 1847 and 1868 on the Mormon Pioneer Overland Trail. Many trains included non-Mormons, so anyone who had "trail" ancestors should check out the site. The database includes names of pioneers listed in trail rosters, newspapers of the times, diaries, and biographies. It groups all members of a company together. The sources are named. When known, the name of a repository where you can find the source is given. Go to Click on "Church History" and follow the link to Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel". Connie Lenzen can be reached in care of The Columbian, P.O. Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a personal reply. Or e-mail her at [email protected]

    06/10/2004 08:29:03