Wednesday, July 11 through Saturday, July 14
Strother Biennial Conference - 2018 (Next Conference)
The 2018 Biennial Conference of the William Strother Society will be held in Fredericksburg, VA, from July 11 to July 14. The main feature of the conference will be a tour of the restored main house at Ferry Farm, the most visible expression of our ties to George Washington. Based on extensive archeological research and the work of highly skilled craftsmen, the restoration was completed and the ribbon cutting ceremony was hold this past October. Put the dates on your calendar!!
Calendar of Events
Thursday, July 12
Conference Registration at the Hilton Garden Inn
Tours of historic sites in Fredericksburg
Board of Directors Meeting, Reception and Dinner
Friday, July 13
Conference Registration at the Hilton Garden Inn
Tour of Ferry Farm with lunch
Tour of Millbank Plantation
Saturday, July 14
Business Meeting, Elections, and New Board of Directors Meeting
Reception and Closing Banquet at
the Hilton Garden Inn
Host hotel is the
Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg
Rate: $139 per night for standard room
plus 11.3% taxes and fees ($154.70 total)
Includes: Breakfast, wi-fi, parking
Reservations: when making reservations, be sure to mention our conference code STR018
Hotel direct: 540-548-8822
Toll free: 1-855-271-3617
We will be adding other
hotel information options.
Thanks to thoes who joined me at
SC Wild's Heritage Center of Plantation Quilts.
(A South Carolina Non-Profit)
It is a gallery, Preservation Center, Archive
and Science Center that is home to our extensive collections.
I appreciated all your questions, comments
and post on Social Media
Join me as I finish 2016-2018 on the
journey of documenting
digitizing & publishing our
family's history in my new book
"STROTHER SACRIFICE & SERVICE
UNION & CONFEDERATE
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR RECORDS"
The oral African Family was documented
& published in 2014. History that resulted
in a 5 generation work:
"KEEPER OF THE FIRE:
AN IGBO METALSMITH FROM AWKA!"
You will be able to see the supporting
African photos and American photos
on our blog site we are setting
up today for you to view for the
first time in history!
4000+ photos * 500+ book Bibliography
You will find out more about the
sources of the information
from 33 countries, that have
holdings of the Africans, Arabs,
Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French, British
& American's slavery and more.
To all of the new family members I found through DNA matches here are some of the ones I saw:
Lynda C. Johnson, Bianca Torry Terry, Heffner (FYI - Melissa not Hugh),
Several members of the Alabama DNA Project
I look forward to getting to know you all!
FYI - My MtDNA Screen Shots
Thanks to the famiy members who came out to visit me
during the Covina, CA Exhibit.
We Love our family and we are looking for you!
We pray for you, your love ones, needs and safety daily.
Abrams (Abrahms), Adkins, Alexanders, Andersons, Armstrong, Austins, Averys, Bacons, Bakers, Balls, Barns, Barnes, Battles, Beesons, Belchers, Bells, Berry, Bigbys, Blacks, Blairs, Blockers, Bormans, Boorams, Brame, Brunsons, Browns, Bulls, Burtons, Busby, Busseys, Cambel, Cantelope, Carters, Clarke, Cole, Coleman, Collins, Cowan, Culpeppers, Daniell, Davis, Dents, Devards, DeVores, Dews, Dooling, Dunns,
Edwards, Eichelbergers, Evans, Farrows, Franklins, Frenchs, Farro), Forsakers, Frenchs, Ferard, Gaffney, Gandys, Garrets, Gentry, Gertjegerdes, Gibsons, Gilcrest, Gilchrest, Gordons, Gordys, Greene, Gullers, Hamptons, Handcocks, Hawkes, Hawse,
Hendersons, Higgins, Hoffendall, Hollinsworths, Holmes, Hogar, Horto, Howards, Hunter, Hurd, Issoms, Jacksons, Jeffersons, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Joyces, Justice, Kelly, Kemps, Kennerley, Kerr, Keyser, Kilgore, Lake, Larrys, Lawler, Lenox, Leverett, Littles, Lockharts, Marlins, Martins, Marshalls, Martins, Matthews, Means, McCann, McDaniels, Means, Mitchells, Mobleys, Moores, Morangas, Motons, Myricks, Nesbitt, Nicholsons, Norwood, Outzs, Palmores, Parkers, Parks, Peacocks, Perrys, Pixleys, Pixleys, (Pixlers, Picksley, Picksly), (Pharrors, Pharow), Phannor, Popes, Porter, Powel, Powells, Pratts, Pullen, Radcliff, Reeds, Richardsons, Ricks, Riddle, Robinsons, Russ, Savages, Scoggins, Scotts, Serra, Shepards, (Sheppards), Simpkins, Smiley's, Smiths, Singletons, Stanleys, Strother, Struthers, Struders, Sullivans, Sweeny, Swoop, Talberts, Tates, Tallifero, Talliferro, Taylors, Terry, Thomas, Thompsons, Thornton, Tigner's,
Torry, Underwood, Valle, Wash, Washington's, Watkins, Watson, Websters, Whatleys, Wheeleer, Witchers, White, Whitehunts, Whitehurst, Williams, Wilson, Witcher,Woods, Wright,
Yelder, Valentine, Van de Berg, Zieglers
I am looking for Scoggins family members.
Please contact me I have the Family Bible Records but
do not know any Scoggins descendants!
Children of Christopher Strother born in California,
have contacted me. I have found my late Uncle's grandchildren!
I would like to welcome the following Families I added them above to the the Allied Families based on photos, DNA
personal testimony, bible records, wills,
marriage records found in May 2014:
New Allied Families:
If you think you may be related to us check the known names and Allied Family List first.
If you do not see your name don't let that stop you.
We are looking for the 9 Children of my great grandfather David Richardson Strother who
were born in Georgia 1840 - 1860.
Please call Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp (404) 468-7368 or
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2016 Strother Family Conference
Dent - McDaniel Family Reunion
This website site recognizes the early migration of Strother family
members to the southeast states of North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
The Atlanta History Center is the depository for
the Henry and Arthur Pryor Strother
Family Forgiveness Fridays
(Please, don't wait till friday)
We want peace in our families & in our towns. schools and
lives here is a link to methods you can use!
I have been digitizing family records!
Coming soon Strother DeVore's, Farrow Family Book.
Next Bussy's, McDaniels and the Higgins families
Click on the Photos below for the family records you would like.
Milton J. Strother Family Records
Born in 1856 in South Carolina to David R. Strother & Ann Jones
Bertha & Charlie Bussey Family Records
SC, MI, CN (Click photo below)
McDaniel, Jefferson, Howard, Austin, Wilsons, Dews
Virginia - West Virginia - Ohio
Current Family Projects:
You all have asked for a copy of the book
"News of the Colored People"
Compiled 2008 by
Tonya A. Browder & Malissa Browder
Old Edgefield Publishing Company Edgefield, SC
It is a book of newspaper articles by
Milton J. Strother that appeared in
The Edgefield Advertiser
June 30, 1936 to August 25, 1937
Mom said shortly after that he took ill and went to the
Columbia State Hospital where he later died.
You can call Tonya Browder
Mon. thru Friday after 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at 803-637-4010
Click below for a link to the book store.
The Old Edgefield District Geneaology Society (OEDGS)
The public is cordially invited to the
Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society meeting on
in the Lynch Building Annex of the
Tompkins Library, Edgefield, SC.
DNA Projects: We are part of the Strother projects and the Farrow projects.
Strother & Farrow
We have taken the Family Tree Y- DNA &
Family Finder Tests in Feb. 2012.
We do match the William Strother, the Immigrant
click on the Coat of Arms below to go
to the Strother Family Page
(or see www.wmstrother.org)
Proving David Strother is Milton Strother's father.
We are a match for the Farrows (YDNA & MtDNA
Family Finder tests) We have the online results.
We are happy to share the results with you or
add them to other on-line groups to assist you in getting answers.
We have lots of matches and have been contacted by a few.
If you are interested in corresponding with the matches let me know.
My DNA test turned up matches with my great grandfather's Grandmother Joycie Culpepper Sheppard Strother's living relatives! She died in 1830's Amazing!
We need a complete family tree for this site also.
I have been adding our family information
to Family Search.org.
* No one can access living peoples personal information
I need you to put in a MS Word document named
Family Tree (your name) and send it to me
so we a have a correctly spelled list of you,
your spouse, or children, grand children &
I am putting together a complete family tree
for use by family individuals.
You can also always have your names private
or excluded from a list to be submitted at anytime
for any reason. Your privacy is important to us!
We currently will submit one list for the Strother Society.
Note: There are several different spellings for
each of the last names in our families.
I am working to complete tree from Strother, Dent, DeVore, Wilson, Farrow, McDaniel,
Austin, Barnes & Jefferson sides.
I have tried to name the oldest family member surname.
Let me know if you need a different one.
Native American Status:
We have submittedApplications for Cherokee & Choctaw
Some of the other Native American Tribes in our family are Chocktaw, Seminole, Maripoma, Pima
Yes we do have documented Native American Ancestry!
After years of research,
we have found the family line of Ann Jones
She is the Child of Lulu Whitehunt & John Wilson Jones
Born in 1837 in North Carolina
We do not meet the criteria for membership or
of the Eastern Cherokee Nation
There are 3 branches:
Eastern Cherokee in North Carolina
1. Each individual must submit an application for themselves
the parent must submit & sign for their children under 18.
We can't join any of the tribes unless you have another Native American family member who has not given up the Native America life.
For the Eastern Cherokee Tribal Enrollment we must:
Be under the age of 19.
Have an ancester that is on the 1924 Baker Rolls
The final roll of the Eastern Cherokee, prepared by United States Agent Fred A. Baker, pursuant to an act of the
68th Congress, (43 stat., 376), June 4, 1924.
Before preparation of this roll,
the Act required that all land, money, and other property
of the Tribe be transferred to the
United States for final disposition.
Termination of the Tribe as a government and
political entity was the ultimate goal.
After termination efforts failed,
the Tribe continued to use the 1924 Baker Roll
as its base roll.
Descendants of those persons of the original
Baker Roll are enrolled on the
Baker Revised Roll, providing they
meet the membership requirements of the Tribe.
Have it deternined that You have at least 1/16 Cherokee Blood
example: From Ann Jones -Miltons mother
Milton Strother- My grandfather
My mother - Serena Strother Wilson
Me (I am not under 19)
Apply for and recive a CIBD
For the other tribes our ancestor must have signed up
& be listed on the Dawes Rolls in 1889.
You can continue to do research
here are some sources we used:
For List of records that you can
search of the US Government
Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Click this link for where to find the Records
I would like to THANK
East and West Coast family members have been assisting me in getting the documentation
necessary to file for Native American Status.
I will put links to the documents.
NC Birth Record
Lula White Hunt & John Wilson Jones
daughter Ann Jones born 1937.
SC Death Certificate
Ann Jones is Milton J. Strother's Death Certificate
1860 US Census Records
For Ann Jones
David Richardson Strother Milton's Father
William Strother (milton's Uncle)
1900 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
US Census Records
For Busseys, DeVores, Strothers, Abrams, Farrows, Kemps. Jackson, Jeffersons, Austins, Wilsons,
Locating family members, photos and records:
Looking for any Barns, decendants, family members
photos and records. Some of the records I have
are voter registration from 1960's, Census, military,
death, birth, land deeds, wills,
Civil War hospital, pension, prisoner of war, exhchanges,
diserters, military honors & metals, maps.
Applachian Family History Projects:
Appalachian African American Female Artist
When we exhibited at Bluefield State College we were told they did not know of any Appalachian African American Female Artist.
My paternal grandmother Louise Jefferson Wilson, graduated from Bluefield State College in Bluefield WV with a degree in Art & home Economics. I have 3 of her oil painting and she also made two of the frames. They are signed and dated.
West Virginia State Alumni
There are 28 members of our family who attended or graduated from West Virginia State University (Colored Institute first then College) We are putting together memorabilia for an Exhibit on upwardly mobile West Virginians. (programs, photos, sports stuff, sorority or fraternity stuff, booklets, newspapers)
Edgefield, SC Photos
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