March 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Rev Nelson sharing his family history

Testing uploading the pdf sent in relation to reading article in ESSENCE Magazine

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Added by Forum AfriGeneas on March 26, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

“WE STAND ON THE SHOULDERS OF THOSE THAT CAME BEFORE US” Johanna Smith Blount

 

Johanna Baker Smith Blount (1830-1902) was the Great Grandmother to Mama Margaret Williams Armstrong also called Mobo by some of the grandchildren. The information below was taken from “Johanna… In Her Own Words”  which was transcribed from various sections of the Invalid Civil War Pension File for  Harry and Johanna Blount

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Added by Patricia 'Pat' Armstrong Watkins on March 19, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

“WE STAND ON THE SHOULDERS OF THOSE THAT CAME BEFORE US” Samuel 'Sam' Smith, Jr.

Samuel Smith, Jr.

 

  Samuel Smith Jr., 1845-1877 … Born to Samuel Smith, Sr. and Johanna Baker at Jackson County, Mississippi.  In all probability, he left Ocean Springs, c1863 with his parents and seven siblings going first to Ship Island, Mississippi from there the U.S. Government relocated the family to St. Charles Parish, LA. Shortly after the family arrived Sam most likely witness the legal marriage of his parents who had previously become…

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Added by Patricia 'Pat' Armstrong Watkins on March 19, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

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