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Friday, March 12, 2010

CoAAG - Restore My Name

19 March 2010 ... UPDATE ...The 1st CoAAG has been posted ... click here to read!

The 19th-century hand-written page featured in this collage is from a Bible thought to have belonged to the family of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899). The column on the left has a hand-written heading -- Negroes Births. 

On another website, I have posted what information I have accumulated that may pertain to this page of names and dates of birth. Included on that website is information from the 1850 and 1860 slave schedules that pertains to the 19th Century family members known to be connected in some way to the names mentioned in this Bible. 

While I have posted information about this list on various websites in the past, it never hurts to mention it one more time, just in case it might help somebody make a connection with their own past. This list was first made available online back in October of 1998 on the DAVIS-L Rootsweb List. Since that time, it has also become viewable at --
And just an FYI . . . I have not yet (after more than 11 years) received a single query generated by the availability of these records. 

The copies I have are photocopies of Bible pages that are said to come from a Davis family Bible. I have never seen that Bible, or the actual Bible pages, but the copies I have were given to me by a cousin, Georgia Faye Kaseberg nee Henry (1925-2001), probably 25 or 30 years ago. It is believed that Georgia probably acquired the photocopies from another cousin and family genealogist, Miss Laura Hamilton (1898-1987).

 This post was prepared for the very 1st edition of a Carnival of African-American Genealogy, enthusiastically hosted by Top 40 Geneablogger, Luckie Daniels, at


Luckie said...

Almost 2 years later, I am still amazed by this letter & saddened it has not found its way to a descendant. For the connected descendant, it will mean the world. I still have hope V. We know the Ancestors work on a different schedule than ours!:-)

You were one of the 1st to welcome me in to the genea-community & to be a true Friend of Friends with the sharing of this record ~ I will never forget that.



BeNotForgot said...

Good Saturday afternoon to you, Luckie . . . hope all is well in your neck of the woods . . . thanks for taking care of my CoAAG submission . . . I L-U-V that this is being done . . . hopefully this project will help many of those who have been hesitant / reluctant to share in the past (for whatever their personal reasons might be) feel OK / excited about doing so . . . from the details she wrote on the pages of her family Bible, it is evident to me that our Josephine (1842-1899) was a "family historian" at heart . . . although there is no way she could have imagined our world as it is today, I do believe she would be proud that her Bible pages are out there for the world to see!

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