I regret to announce that my first cousin
Dr. Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell has gone home to be with the Lord!
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We had over 500 people
The Cornbread Jubilee -
Celebration of Bread
In Colunbia, SC on February 15th, 2014
101st & 82nd Airborn were honored
The Celebration of Red &
UGRR Secrets of the Quilts
Black History Youth Program
Feb. 15th, 2014 at St. Luke AME Church
in Lone Star, SC
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DR. NWACHUKWU ANAKWENZE
A RECIPIENT OF ‘IFE NDIGBO’ TITLE
FROM THE ANCIENT NRI KINGDOM
ON 15TH FEBRUARY, 2014
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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
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We also sssist Researchers & Students!
CONGRATS TO MEGAN!
WHO'S THESIS WAS JUST ACCEPTED AT HARVARD!
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 !
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!
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I have 2 American Revolutionary War Patriot
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
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Sonya Hodges in Columbia SC
Feb. 22nd, 2014
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Date: Saturday, MARCH 22, 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
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1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd. Columbia, SC 29205
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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.
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UGRR Quilt Code Presentations
Times & Locations
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July 1st - 31th, 2014
"Quilts of the Farrow McDaniel Strother Family"
Atlanta Fulton County Library
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8 Generations of Women
Who Didn't Quit!
"We were those who did not draw back ...."
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African, European, Gullah Geechee &
"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
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!
ABOUT The IGBO VILLAGE
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
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that gives you a window
I added more photos 09/04/2013
to the past UGRR Quilt Code Exhibit at
Underground in Atlanta, GA
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:
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virtual trips worldwide
More wills, documents, records & historic photos
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African, European, Gullah Geechee &
Visit wmstrother.org to discover
my European Heritage
William Strother the first immigrant
in America from my family
You can see how I know
so much about our family
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may take a while to download)
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who love history & our family
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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 family
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)
FAMILY DNA PROJECTS &
William Strother Society
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