AAGSAR’s 2014 Spring ANCESTOR Challenge kicked-off with a bang on October 1st with a multi-TRIBE chat by Campfire!:)

It gives me a surreal sense of peace knowing after 14 years of digging, I’ve FINALLY answered to the lingering  mystery surrounding how it came to be in 1859 my 10-year-old Catie traveled to WILKES County Georgia with Methodist Missionary, James Madison DICKEY.

When time permits do checkout To Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil & Have My Say – Parts I & II. Even after all these years, I can still be surprised! In Madison CODY’s case, the Devil was truly in the DETAILS!:)

So where do the AAGSAR State Tribes stand on meeting their 2014SAC Challenge? 1 down11 to go and nothing but MAJOR brick walls to leave crumbled!

Meet The BRICKSLAYERS

Luckie, Felicia, True, Joann, Liv, Terrence, Stephani, Denise, Regina, Rese , Terri and Lanita — the 2014SAC BRICK SLAYERS!

Please cheer us on! We’re calling our Ancestors home y’all!:)

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Our Georgia Roots

Mystery of The Smyrna Church: Retracing Rev. DICKEY’S Historical Footprints
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Under what conditions was Catie given and/or sold to J.M. Dickey in 1859-60 & which CODY owner was involved in this transaction?
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Echoes of My Nola Past

To Find Where Ancestors Migrated From GA to LA
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To find where my Ancestors Ben Robertson/Robinson & Mandy Bryan(t) were born in GA. Ben was born abt 1844 and Mandy was born about 1850
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J-Macs Journey

The Stephen George Connection
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Locate the birth and death location of my paternal Great-Grandfather Stephen George and identify who his parents were
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Notes To Myself

Finding Granddaddy's People Whose Name I Carry
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Finding other resources in Houston County, Georgia to locate what happened to my Grandfather after 1910. To find where he's buried in Macon County, Georgia
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Claiming Kin

Masters & Slaves: The Texas Routts
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To determine the approximate date/location of my 3rd great-grandfather Osborn Routt's birth in Virginia, as well as the approximate date/location of his death in Washington County, Texas
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T.G.'s Family Research

To locate the slave owner & parent(s) of Ellen & Elsie Stanley
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To determine if Ellen and Elise were owned by James I. Neely, Rebecca D. Stanton Neely Reagan, and Thomas Jefferson Reagan. To find out the names of Ellen and Elsie's parent(s).
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Pieces of Me

To find the mother of Vilmont Schexnayder
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The unknown mother was an négresse esclave, possibly in St. John the Baptist Parish in Louisiana. Vilmont Schexnayder was born about 1837. He and his sister Virginia were the property of George Roussel in 1857 in St. John Parish La.
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They Came From Virginia

To find the Slave owner of Sarah Doyle, how he obtained her and her death date
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To determine who the slave owner(s) of Sarah Doyle was, how he obtained her and her family and find out when she died. She was born in Virginia abt 1840, d. sometime between 1886-1892. No records other that the 1870 & 1880 census have been found for her. Interviews with descendants say that Sarah Doyle is buried in the DOYLE family cemetery (heavily wooded) in Gretna,Va. I have mostly oral family history, stories passed on from her children and grandchildren
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Working da Lines

In search of my Grandfather Claude Waters, Jr's Grandparents
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Claude Waters Jr. is my Maternal Grandfather and Ancestral gatekeeper. He's responsible for launching the Family History initiatives in our family since '93; It'd be the an item on his bucket list to find out just who his grandfather was as he never knew him, he transitioned January 13, 1997
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Interlocked & Interwoven

Find out my Great Grandfather's Father's name
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Finding my Maternal Great Grandfather's Father's name to further my ROBERSON line
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All Roads Lead to California

To find the parents of Ras Boulds
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Ras Boulds (possibly aka Raz Bowles), ca. 1860-1933, was born in Texas, probably (but unconfirmed) to a black mother and white (possibly Jewish) father. Family legend has it that the father and his wife raised him as their own. Census, marriage and death documents confirm his birth in Texas, but no records prior to 1880 have been found
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Mysteries of My Ancestors

To find the parents of Florence Monroe my maternal 2nd Great Grandmother
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Finding the Parents of Florence Monroe my maternal 2nd Great Grandmother & discover the names and locations of where her parents were born