Family Surnames

  • *Dukes*
  • *Fultz*
  • *Haynes/Haines*
  • *Lynes*
  • *Mills*
  • *Parker*
  • *Shank*
  • *Thornley*

Friday, February 22, 2013

Biased History

History has been a bit biased at times. Take for instance The War Between The States. Less than 100 years before that, the American colonies wanted to be independent of England, were known as traitors and started a war to get their independence. We still celebrate that today. When the Southern states wanted to do the exact same thing and be independent of the Northern states and the controlling Federal Government (peacefully I might add and for mostly the same reasons) they were also known as traitors; however, they were condemned for it and still are. What’s the difference?

What Hitler did was genocide. But what the early Americans did is called Western expansion. Go figure.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Funny picture of the day

I can't remember where I found this, but it's a copy of the 1923 Charleston City Directory. Very handy information for anyone doing research, but just remember as the cover states:  TO FIND A NAME YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO SPELL IT. Good advice :-)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Local history

One of the beautiful chapels of ease here in Berkeley County.  This is Strawberry Chapel in Cordesville, just outside of Moncks Corner, SC. Strawberry Chapel is now the only visible remains of the Colonial town of Childsbury. Chapels of Ease were built to serve the people who lived far from the regular parish church. A small cemetery with graves dating back to 1759 is adjacent to this beautiful chapel.  It was listed in the National Register on April 26, 1972.