The family and friends of US Army retired Lt. Col Samuel Washington Jr. has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to stand in silent respect for their American hero. The funeral service will be at Bethel AME Church, 501 W. Orange Ave., Tallahassee, Florida. There will be no escort following the service. We will form a flag line immediately upon arrival at the church; the service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tallahassee Staging: 1000 Hrs at Winn Dixie (parking lot), 110 Paul Russell Rd., Tallahassee, FL Briefing: 1020 Hrs. KSU: 1025 Hrs.
A Comment about Mrs. Kemp's 2011 "Sacrafice & Service Vetreran's Program"
"Thank you for your time and a great Veteran's Program. We very much appreciated your input in arranging the honorable Guests Veterans. I know that you have a number of demands on your schedule right now, so the fact that you took as much time as you did to provided us with such an excellent Veteran's Day Program is even more welcome."
A special thanks goes out to: Mr. Paul Bolton/ Buffalo Soldier
Mr. Leroy E. Eley Sr./ Tuskegee Airman (Origingal member of Atlanta TAI Chapter)
Mr. Samuel A. Jones Jr./ Tuskegee Airman
A Job Well Done!!!!
We would love to have you all and the Veterans back at the Central Library for another program soon."--- Atlanta Fulton County Central Librarian
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He is the son of William Strother & Margaret Thornton. This William was the son of William Strother I, the Immigrant born 1620 - 1630 and died in VA in 1702 and his Wife was Dorothy.
SAR Number 88947
Joyce Sheppard Strother’s (my great grandfather's David Richardson Strother's grandmother) line of descent is given as follows:
Joyce’s parents are James Sheppard born: 1737, died: 1791 Married: 1759 to Jannet Riddle, born: 1742 died: 1820. Frances Joyce Joicy” Sheppard born October 29, 177- Edgefield County, SC married William Strother in Edgefield County, South Carolina he died: Feburary 24th ,1841 in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
SAR Number 21211
Revolutionary War Service: In Pleaons (Phelmons) Waters Company, Newbury SC Sub index No. 2645 of Book Index issued by the State of South Carolina in payment of claims against said state growing out of War of the Revolution as follows:
No. 2646, Issued May 3rd, 1783, L 45-11; stub to Mr. James sheppard for duty in Waters Regiment, Acct. audited. Principal L45-11; interest 4-3-3
James Sheppard is the same ancestor through whom NSDAR memberships 285777 and 285382 were approved and issued by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
WAR of 1812
William Strother's information as recorded in his bounty land file, War of 1812, Served in Co. commanded by Capt. William Watson and Regiment commanded by Col. Abner Womack at the Navy Yard, St. Tammany, La.
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We originally present the Civil War Military History programs as it pertained to "Methods of Escape" for enslaved people.
Research question about African & African-American
Confederate Soliders - Were they in CSA service? Did they or their heirs file for and recieve pensions from the Confederated States of America?
African Americans who escaped from their master's plantations and went to the Union Army were call "Contraband".
There were over 1,000 Africian-Americans who lived in the South that were already free before 1861.
"Your Civil War ancestor may not be a man .." ---- T. Kemp
Harriet Tubman was one of the many scouts, spies and nurses among other women that played a major or supportive roles in the war efforts. Some dressed as men and fought.
Slaves who were pressed into service for the Confederate side were promised their freedom.
Slaves who left their masters plantations when the Union Army marched through the south were called "contraband" and some joined the Union Army troops and fought.
While researching for the program I realized my family had contributed to the War Effort on both sides! I then began to tell their strories also.
Most of my Civil War Ancestors were not African American and yours may not be men.
58 of my family members fought in the Civil War on the Union Side
and 160 of my family members fought in the Civil War for the Confederate States of America.
Alexander Strother, B. Strother, B. F. Strother. B. H. Strother, B. T. Strother, Bailey Strother, Columbus Strother, Cook Strother, C. N. Strother, C. H. Strother, C. W. Strother, Charles Strother, D. H. Strothers, Daniel W. Strother, David C. Strother David Strother ,David Hunter Strother, David Richardson Strother, Eli Strother, Elzey Strother, Emswiler Strother, Ford Strother, French Strother, F. S. Strother, George A. Strother, G. G. Strother, George W. Strother, M. Strother, Gray Strother, Hartley Strother, Heavener Strother, Horn Strother, James L. Strother,J. D. Strother J. E. Strother, J. H. Strother, J. L. Strother, J. M. Strother (Company G, 42 AL Infantry), John M. Strother,John Strother (Company 26, 31 AL Infantry), John Strother (Company A, 59 AL Infantry), John Strother (OP of Instructor Talladega) John T. Strothers, Jordan Strother, Josiah Strother, J. T. Strother Mat Strother (Company K, 19 & 20 Consolidated TN Cavalry), Polard Strother, Renick Strother, Reuben Strother, Robert P. Strother, Stephen Strother, Stephen Strother Jr. (Parks Comp VA Cavalry), Thomas Strother (Private Co. G 9th KY Mtd. Infantry), Thomas (JT) Strother (Co. A, 14th TN Infantry), T. H. Strother, Tidwell Strother Vaughn Strother, W. B. Strother, W. D. Strother, W. H. Strother, Walter C. Strothers, W. J. Strother, William Strother ( Private Company G 16th Reg’t. VA Cavalry), William Strother Private Parks’ Company Virginia Cavalry, William T. Strother
I am continuing to add them and organize the documents for each still in existance.
Check back often I will add them soon.
Above my greatgrand father David Richardson Strother (CSA) & (On right ) My Union relative David Hunter Strother
I will be adding the 100+ others and the Military document holdings of our collections
Spanish American War
World War I
Frank Eugene and Julian Strother & John DeVore served in WWI the Bulls & Eichelburgers were also in the 371st Colored Troops
Lymus Bull was in the WWI US Army 371st.
Born in 1896 in Columbia SC. He was 22 yrs in 1918.
Joe Bull was in the WWI US Army 156th Depot Brigade. Born in 1895, he lived in Columbia, SC at the time of enlistment. Joe was born in St. Matthews, SC.
Robert Bull was in the WWI US Army 156th Depot Brigade. Robert was born in 1896 in Columbia, SC. He was 22 years old & 5 months in 1918.
Joseph Bull was in the WWI US Army 156th Depot Brigade. He was born in 1894 in St. Matthews, SC. In 1918, he was 24 yrs. old.
Harry H. Bull was in the WWI US Army 156th Depot Brigade. Born on Aug 25, 1894, in Columbia, SC.
Robbie, Bull was in the WWI US Army 156th Depot Brigade. He was born 12/20/1895. He lived in Bowman, SCat the time of his enlistment. He was born in Holly Hill SC. He died of Bronchial Pneumonia in Camp Sevier, SC.
The 371st fought in the last battles of WWI,
they were honored by France.
The 371st Colored Troops were in the 396th Harlem Hellfighters (called "Blue Helmuts") of
The WWI US Army's 371st Colored Troops were the 1st to use Mustard Gas.
They were given medals by France but were not recognized by the United States of America until 2011. (See photo below)
Freddy Sowers was honored in 1988 for service in WWI. In 2011, my mothers uncles, brothers and relatives were honored May 2011 by (click to view order) US Congressional Order
Red Hand Patch of the 371st US Infantry (Colored) For more information click on hand below for unit history, photo of monument with names of thoes who fell in France
Frank, Edwin, Julian Strother (3 of my mother Serena's brothers), David, Jullian, Eddie (3 of her uncles) & the Bulls & Eichelbergers (5 of her cousins) fought in the 371st US Infantry Colored Troops.
The 371st did basic training at Camp Jackson located outside Columbia, SC.
World War II
(Above) Joseph Abrams
(Pictured above) are Roy Jefferson
(Pictured above) Charles "Thomas" Fuller
Fred Strother (above)
Other family in WWII listed below
Calvin Kemp Sr., Langston Austin, his brother Calvin McDaniel & Joseph Abrams
Jessie William Austin served in WWII, he was born July 19, 1921 in Coopers, WV He died in Greenbriar, WV on March 4, 1960.
Korea & Vietnam
Howard L. Wilson & his older brother
Roland Belcher & Calvin G. Kemp Jr.
Ltc. Col. Howard Wilson was inducted into the
WVSU ROTC Hall of Fame
14 Generals have come out of the ROTC Department at West Virginia State University. The Tuskeegee Airman trained at WVSC prior to Tuskeegee Institute getting a Federal Land Grant.
One of the WVSU instructors taught them to fly in his personal plane.
"Preserving America's military heritage Colonial Era to Iraqui Freedom"
(Other events for the whole family will be added to calendar as details are confirmed)
Join Teresa Kemp's Family & Sonya Hodges
as we travel to Columbia, SC honor the
WWI Men of the 371st Colored Troops
Feb 15-17th, 2014
Tuesday, Oct. 28th, 2014 The Battle For Decatur "Captain, We’ve Got It At Last” - The Charge of the 14th U.S. Colored Infantry “ A Hard Nut ToCrack” Charge of the 14th U.S. Colored Infantry Marker _ Decatur, Alabama
Mon. Dec. 15th, 2014 Battle of Nashville During the Battle of Nashville (December 1864), nearly 13,000 black soldiers aided in the defeat of the Confederates. Nashville Blacks in the Civil War Marker _ Nashville , Tennessee.
Thursday, Jan. 15th, 2015 Capture Fort Fisher Following several hours of determined resistance and the committal of five more Federal regiments (including U.S. Colored Troops). The Confederate defenders were overwhelmed. "Capture! Marker _ Kure Beach in New Hanover County, North Carolina