Plantation Quilts & Gifts

Serena Strother Wilson, 4th Generation Master Quilter of the Farrow McDaniel Family, AKA Life member, Griot, Art History Maker  Welcome,
"Lurn bou
t we"
(Gullah-Geechee for "Learn about us")

Official Page for the
UGRR  Secret Quilt Code  Howard Lee. WilsonDr. Howard Lee Wilson, (US Army - Ret. Lt. Col, Lifetime Member of  Kappa Alpha Psi, Tau Chapter WVSU, Former Deputy Safety Director for the City of Columbus, OH

& Allied Families




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"Keeping Our Show on the Road"
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Click the link below for a download of our 


2014 Brochure

Plantation Quilts Brochure & Traveling Exhibit information Call for program dates (404) 468-7050.


For highlights of the
2014 Programs 

"UGRR Secrets of the Quilts Exhibit"

See Traveling Exhibit & 
News & Events Pages


Join Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp as she presents

"Keeper of the Fire:

An Igbo Metalsmith from Awka"

at the
1st World Arts & Crafts Festival 

July 24 -26th, 2014

at the Igbo Village
Frontier Culture Museum 
Staunton, Virginia

You are invited to the 1st World Igbo Arts & Culture Festival & Conference Join Me on July 24-26th, 2014 at Igbo Village Frontier Museum Staunton, VA










For more photos & News 

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News & Events

 Did you know?

People of all races and faiths were 

abolitionist on the
Underground Railroad in America & World Wide

Some of their names we will never know.

There were more than 38 different
"Methods of Escape" on the American UGRR

Native American people were abolitionist
slaves & slave owners in America

Scottish & Irish were enslaved and
slave owners in North America

Bulgaria had slavery over 500 years

Poland had slavery over 1,300 years

For More Information

We also sssist Researchers & Students!




We assisted her by participating in her survey about a

museum's role with diverse economic and/or homeless populations.
She has only started to scratch the surface on what 

can/will be done to further the museum work with 
economically diverse audiences.

Her intent was to showcase multiple access points
of engagement so that museums might find a model 
or idea that could fit for their institution. 

Congrats to Emma Baumgardner !

Emma Baumgardner winner of Eddysville Iowa History Competition highlighting the UGRR Quilt Code use in slave escapes. She competed in the states jr Div of Iowa History Competion. We gave her unpublished documents and photos to enhance her report.

Eddiesville, Iowa 6th grader who won her
Elementary School & City's History Fairs 
She went on to Des Moines, Iowa to compete
as the youngest competitor in
the State's Natiional History Competion! 

She is on to her Success!

Visit our Research Page!

I have 2 American Revolutionary War Patriot 
family members

 160 Confederate & 58 Union
family members over 1,073 documents
about them and their service

I add more of the 1,000 CSA documents weekly.

12 WWI family members honored
by France & US


Sonya Hodges in Columbia SC 

Feb. 22nd, 2014

All Programs & Exhibits are


For More Information Contact

Sonya Hodges

Phone: (803) 361-6444

Date: Saturday, MARCH 22, 2014

Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

 At Jim Hamilton Owens Field Airport

1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd. Columbia, SC 29205


The Family Place Page is now open it is in the 

drop down menu from the About Us page!

See the 2014 Family Reunion Information

We Love our  family and we are looking for you! 

Descendants of the 9 Children of
David Richardson Strother's of

Rockhill Plantation in Edgefield, SC that were born in 
GA between 1840 - 1860. 


Children of Christopher Strother born in California

They Contacted Me! Found my late Uncle's children

We pray for you, your love ones, needs and safety daily.

Abrams (Abrahms), Adkins, Andersons, Austins, Bacons, Bakers, Balls, Barns, Barnes,  Battles, Beesons, Belchers, Bells, Berry, Bigbys, Blacks,   Blairs, Blockers, Bormans, Boorams, Brunsons, Browns, Bulls, Burtons, Busseys, Cambel, Carters, Clarke, Coleman, Collins, Culpeppers, Davis, Dents, Devards, DeVores, Dews, Dunns, Edwards, Eichelbergers, Evans, Farrows(Pharrors, Pharow, Phannow, Farro),  Forsakers, Frenchs, Fullers, Gaffney, Gandys, Gertjegerdes, Gilcrest, Gilchrest, Gordons, Gordys, Greene, Guerard, Hamptons, Handcocks, Hendersons, Higgins, 
Hoffendall, Hollinsworths, Holmes, Hogar, Hortons, Howards, Issoms, Jacksons, Jeffersons, Jenkins, Johnsons, Jones, Joyces, Justice, Kemps,Kennerley, Lake, Larrys, Lawler, Lenox,,  JonesLittles, Marlins, Martins, Marshalls, Martins, Means, McDaniels, Means, Mitchells,Mobleys, Moores, Nesbit, Nicholsons, Myricks, Outzs, Palmores, Parkers, Peacocks, Perrys, Pixleys, Popes, Porter, Powel, Powells, Pratts, Myricks, Reeds, Richardsons, Ricks, Riddle, Robinsons, Russ,  Savages, Scoggins, Shepards, Simpkins, Smiley's, Smiths, Stanleys, Strother, Struthers, Struders Sullivans, Tates, Tallifero, Talliferro, Taylors, Thomas, Thornton,  Thompsons, Tigners, Valle, Wash,
 Washington's, Watkins, Whatleys, Wheeleer,  Witchers, Whitehunts, Whitehurst, Williams, Wilson, Witcher, Woods, Yelder


From today's research: I would like to welcome the following Families I added them above to the the Allied Families based on personal testimony, bible records, wills, marriage records: 

New Allied Families
Bacon, Baker, Berry, Beeson, Blocker, Cambel, Franklins, French, 
Forsakers,  Guerard, Gibbs, Higgins, Hoffendall, Jones, Kemp, Kennerley,
Jacksons, Justice, Lake, Lawler, McDaniel,  Nicholson, Pixley, Pope,
Porter, Powel, Reed, Ricks, Riddle, Robinsons, Savage, 
Scoggins,  Sheppard, Talliferro, Thorntons, Tigner, Watkins.

Visit our Family Page for more information

We Separated our 

Stop Human Trafficking Info
see the new links so much more!

 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Cyber Tip line link

Our Human Trafficking Newsletter

is just about ready!

For more information on
UGRR Quilt Code Presentations
Times & Locations

Children with artifacts at UGRR Traveling Exhibit at WVSU in Institute, WV.

Visit our News & Events &
Traveling Exhibit Pages


July 1st - 31th, 2014

"Quilts of the Farrow McDaniel Strother Family"

Atlanta Fulton County Library

Atlanta, GA

For a Speaker Bio 

click on our About Us page

For a download of our
2013 - 2014 Brochure


 8 Generations of Women
Who Didn't Quit!

"We were those who did not draw back ...."


More documents, records & historic photos
shared with you of
African, European, Gullah Geechee &
Appalachian Roots


"The Water Spirit Omambala brought us here.
The Water Spirit Omambala will carry us home."

(Orimiri Omambala bu anyi bia. Orimiri Omambala ka anyi ga ejina.)

– Ancient Igbo Hymn

International World Igbo Assembly
Retreat & Conference

March 22-23rd, 2013 was Great!

I met many dignitaries &

Eze Ènweleána II Obidiegwu Onyeso

His Magesty Eze Nri Enwelana II Obidiegwu Onyeso
from Awka in Anambra State, Nigera.
His Royal Majesty (HRM) Onyeso
spoke on the lunar calendar 
& other Igbo heritage and
cultural experiences that
have been passed down
5 generations to me!

 Mrs. Teresa Kemp Exhibited!

The Igbo village in Staunton, Virginia is a tangible recognition of
the contribution of the Igbo victims of the Atlantic slave trade to the
development of Virginia and the greater American frontier culture.

Enslaved Igbo men, women and children who traveled by force
from many specific locations in the hinterland of Igboland to
North America, helped to build what is now known as the
United States. A great majority of those who came to Vi...See More

The Revamped
On-line Museum Page
now has my old commerical
that gives you a window
I added more photos 09/04/2013
to the past UGRR Quilt Code Exhibit at
Underground in Atlanta, GA

 Visit Often


For Milddle Schoolers to Professionals

Our Research Place is up,
we are beefing it up daily!

For Pre K-9th Graders

Visit the new pages:
Age appropriate games,
PBS Kids,
National Geographic Kids,
National Park Service Web Ranger
virtual trips worldwide
educational links  
Kids Place

More wills, documents, records & historic photos
shared with you of
African, EuropeanGullah Geechee &
Appalachian Roots

My Strother Coat of Arms, of our immigrant family to  America.

Visit to discover

more about
my European Heritage
William Strother the first immigrant
in America from my family

You can see how I know
so much about our famil


Finally ....  Freedom Sounds Newsletter 

(Note:   This newsletter is large and
may take a while to download)

Our on-line ne
wsletter for thoes
who love history & our family

Check out the Memorial  Milestones & Find out
where we will
be next on the News & Events Page


We are still adding to the pages to
restore it to the
robustness of the former sight.

 Military History Page

"371st Colored Troops
Coming Together Reunion"

 Columbia, SC for more information

Contact Sonya Hodges at


We are adding the Civil War Veterans &
more revolutionary war information
daily so keep checking back!


You can see how I know so
much about our famil

Family Death Record (on left)
  a list of my paternal
great grandfather William McDaniel's
sisters & brothers (on right)
all born in the 1800's below.

(Written by him)

Farrow McDaniel Death Record, names other allied family members and dates of their death. Peter Farrow Jr. is named in this document. Son of abolitionist & former slaves Peter & Eliza Farrow William Jefferson's Handwritten record of his sisters and brother's all born in Virginia in 1800's

William Strother Society
(Click on the link above)

The UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum &
Plantation Quilts & Gifts

We have dedicated ourselves to the accurate preservation
of the legacy of our
family's contributions to World History.

David Richardson Strother, D.R. Strother, my great grandfather, owner of Rock Hill Plantation, SC, Edgefield, SC. My Great Great Grandfather Horton McDaniel from VA moved to Bramwell WV. Married Francis Stone and had children Creamer, Irene and Gus.

Great great grandfather Rev. Peter Farrow Jr., metal smith, son of former Glynn County, GA slaves Peter & Eliza Farrow, abolitionist who used what is called the  UGRR Quilt Code. Great Grandfather William Jefferson from Piggs River Township Pittsylvania County VA moved to Bramwell, WV married Irene McDaniel.

 We believe that by sharing common experiences
and lessons learned,

 Teresa R. Kemp with guest of the Irish Festival at the UGRR Quilt Museum Exhibit. Plaid is also a textile language.    Proud participant of the Latino Festival at Underground Atlanta where Teresa Kemp & staff of the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum took Oral Histories of visitors to the Exhibit.

Prof. A. Maddy,shared a in a discussion & information exchanged with museum patrons dressed in their cultural attire,

We can increase the opportunity of each to heal,
prosper and co-exist in celebration of their
diverse cultural a

Adinkra Stamp Activity, Original Craft Festival, Sharonville Ohio, One of our UGRR Quilt Code family activities we do at quilt show, youth art programs. We teach and display symbolic languages.

  Our staff and family are a dedicated group of individuals
with a wide range of skills and expertise.

   Making Paper Dolls at the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum, Kir, Calvin, Teresa Kemp &  staff all lead Kids Corner Activities Daily.Our guest Instructors taught doll making, African tie dye, wood carving, jewelry making, weaving and more.  Youth sewing & quilting classes for exhibit activities, camps and after-school programs. Mrs. Kemp instructs a fun boys 5-8 year old Quilting Class at St. Phillip's Church in Decatur GA.

 Our goal is to make a difference
in your life and those around you.

Youth Leadership Academy Home Decor Class, Monifa, National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Fulton County Central Library Programs, Coretta Scott King Annual Book Awards, Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp with her family's Silk Log Cabin Pattern 19th Century Quilt,    National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Central Library, Atlanta GA, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Pre-K group activities

Don't stand on the sideline get
engaged in your family or community.

Call us today at (404) 468-7050
to book your Exhibit or Program!

Patrons at the exhibits are from many disciplines and courses of study. Communications, printmaking, history, Education, English as a second Language, Biology, Natural sciences, Religion, Foreign Languages Political Science,  math, film making to name a few.    Drums were used with textiles as a form of communication in West Africa. We have many forms of non-verbal communication in the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum Traveling Exhibits.

Oct.. 2011 GA Quilt Show patrons view the textiles in the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum Traveling Exhibit,

 For more information view our
Traveling Exhibit Page


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