We decided to take a short trip tp learn of some local history. Not far away, in Lawrence county is Oakville Indian Mounds. We did not see uch at first, then decided to go in the museum. If not for Teddy Reed, the instructor, we may have left. He was extremely informative. A former educator and coach, he made our visit both educational and intriguing.
Cemeteries I have visited for photo requests and family visits.
I late fall 2013, I attended my first DAR meeting. I met two ladies at McDonald’s one afternoon. They were planning the Good Citizen awards for the local chapter. They needed a calendar, I provided an iPhone. I had been listening for some time, and deduced from their discussion they were DAR members. We sat for a while and talked about local history and our ancestors.
In October of 2000, my Mom and I travelled to Pennsylvania to do some investigative work on her side. That would be the descendants of Alexander Ewing, Patriot. We went to several court houses on our travels, Butler county, Lawrence and Venango, all placed some had lived in the 1700-1800’s. We were able to locate his grave in Plain Grove cemetery in Lawrence county cemetery. It took quite a bit of walking too!
I have been contacted by the local chapter director, I need a few more documents for authentication. I need to send my parents birth certificates and marriage record. That should be the final items to get my membership approved.
The Decatur Alabama Services is in need of funding. They were recenly told they would have to have animals ” removed ” Sad day for the center. I know many of the volunteers there, and they do great work, with little funding from the city of Decatur.
Any donation will go directly to DAS.
It has been a long time since I have pulled out the records to review. An unexpected meeting of two ladies at McDonald’s who needed a calendar, got me rejuvenated about my Patriot Ancestor.
I have been invited to a meeting on October 3rd, I am very excited,. The President of the Stephen’s Chapter will review my documents for authenticity and approval. I had been given paperwork in 1996 from my grandmother’s cousin, Dorothy Parry, who had done most of the research! Wish me luck!