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I'm looking for any and all info regarding my McElvy/McElvey family.
Specifically, I'm looking for the parents, birth place and marriage of my
g-g-g-grandfather. William McElvy was born 1778, married Barbary Reeves in 1779 and
died in Decatur co, GA in 1842.
I have him in Burke Co, GA in 1802, then in Tattnall Co, GA in 1820 and then
in Decatur Co, GA in 1821. In a letter written by him, he states that his
parents were of European origin and died during the revolution leaving him with
out guardian. It is assumed that he is referring to the American Revolution.
This family may be from Scotland or Ireland.
I'm also looking for any info on this family from 1802 forward. Any info
will be greatly appreciated.
Palm Bay, FL
There is a really nice, interactive, searchable by address, online map of
You can display either a street map or what appears to be a satellite
derived image of the area. I've tried it on a couple of known Swiss
addresses and it appears to be spot on as to address location.
Home Page: http://borisbrooks.com
My goodness Harriette. My nieces father was a Glover . I am sure that
they would love, absolutely LOVE copies. Please let me know the cost of
>My grandmother was Harriette Tull Cooper McKewn Glover, of Orangeburg, SC
>(Mrs. Ernest Glover).
I think what you describe happens a lot - except that the giver usually is not alive to
see it. :-( My cousin in Oregon recently told me that she found a lot of old family
letters in her father's effects, and gave them to her late husband's nephew for the
stamps. Needless to say, I was horrified (and still am).
However....one of my most rewarding projects was one that started small and ended up huge.
We had a good many old photographs, and I had photographed old Daguerreotypes and tintypes
that my cousin in Charleston has. I had at least one e-mail address for every family
group, and sent a message letting them know that I was creating a CD of old photographs
and would send one to anyone who wanted a copy. I asked them to send me any additional
ones they felt should be included.
I never imagined the response! I got many dating back to the 1840's and 50's, and ended
up having to edit out a few to keep it under 150. I arranged them in eras and family
groups, and mixed in some of my vintage postcard images for relevant towns and colleges.
Since we are scattered throughout the U.S., some of us cousins have never met. This
project brought us together as a family and insured that there are a lot of copies of
those photographs (I keep a copy of the CD in my safe deposit box!).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Anne Gokey" <rolltide(a)simpledsl.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [ORANGEBURGH_SC] Glover/Fowles family photos
> Harriette, I am happy that you have an interest in preserving and
> identifying these photos. Fortunately today we have scanners and cameras
> which make copying easy. You are kind to offer to share. When the event
> happened which I am about to divulge, there was photo reproduction by
> professional photographer or reliance upon photocopier which produces poor
> copies of photographs.
> Your message made me think of a caveat I should issue to the list: About 15
> years ago I began to concern myself about getting older and began to place
> genealogical memorabilia within my extended family circle. ( I felt I should
> place memorabilia where it would be honored, preserved, and held for
> generations to come.) WRONG!!! I saw something in a younger cousin which
> obviously was not there. I gave her an album which had tintypes and
> daguerreotypes. Many of these were made before 1850.. The album was saved by
> my great grandmother twice when the Northern invaders burned her home in
> Dutch Bend, Ala..
> I gave my cherished album to to a younger relative (whom I greatly misread
> as to sense of responsibility). Over 10 years ago this person gave the album
> to a person in Louisiana. If the album is extant, it is probably under
> filthy water. Two weeks before the flood I asked for use of the album to be
> used on my web site. Was not even favored with a reply. It was through my
> making this request that I learned of the careless, thoughtless disposition
> of the album. It was given to someone who was not even related to particular
> ancestral line.
> Mia culpa. I still have some memorabilia which will be given to an archives.
> Nobody else will have the opportunity to dispose of valuable ancestral
> material by dumping them to persons who have no sense of heritage. .
> Archivists will catalog, conserve and keep memorabilia for the use of
> generations to come. I think of this and blame myself for not placing my
> materials in an archives. It is with great sadness that I think of what may
> be floating over and under the album in New Orleans. What a sad end!
> Joanne Whetstone Gokey
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Jim & Harriette Lockhart
> Date: 09/08/05 20:35:04
> To: ORANGEBURGH_SC-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: [ORANGEBURGH_SC] Glover/Fowles family photos
> My grandmother was Harriette Tull Cooper McKewn Glover, of Orangeburg, SC
> (Mrs. Ernest Glover).
> I was going through some boxes in the attic and found an old (falling apart)
> Glover photo album. I've contacted my Glover cousins to see if they have any
> interest in it (haven't heard from them yet). In the meantime, I thought I'd
> scan some of the pictures then see if I could find other Glovers who might
> be interested in them. I'm descended from my grandmother's first husband,
> Robert McKewn, so these pictures aren't really of my ancestors. I am
> passionate about my family history & treasure pictures of my ancestors, so
> wanted to share these with Glover descendants.
> There are some pictures that I can't identify. Following is a list of those
> that are identified:
> - Thomas W. Glover
> - James Glover (son of Mortimer & Alice Glover)
> - Cornelia DeTreville (wife of Julius Glover)
> - Mary F Glover (daughter of Mortimer & Matilda Fowles Glover)
> - Edwin Muller
> - James H. Fowles, Jr. (son of Rev. Jas H Fowles
> - Joe Yates Jr. (son of Mittie Fowles & Joe Yates)
> - Eugene Glover (son of Mortimer & Alice Glover)
> - Mortimer Worth Glover Jr. (son of Nina Butler Glover)
> - Delores Stevens Holt (dau. of Bishop Stevens)
> - William Floyd Glover
> - Newton Fowles
> If you're interested in a copy of any of these, I'll be happy to email it to
> you after I've gotten them scanned.
> Harriette Lockhart
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My grandmother was Harriette Tull Cooper McKewn Glover, of Orangeburg, SC (Mrs. Ernest Glover).
I was going through some boxes in the attic and found an old (falling apart) Glover photo album. I've contacted my Glover cousins to see if they have any interest in it (haven't heard from them yet). In the meantime, I thought I'd scan some of the pictures then see if I could find other Glovers who might be interested in them. I'm descended from my grandmother's first husband, Robert McKewn, so these pictures aren't really of my ancestors. I am passionate about my family history & treasure pictures of my ancestors, so wanted to share these with Glover descendants.
There are some pictures that I can't identify. Following is a list of those that are identified:
- Thomas W. Glover
- James Glover (son of Mortimer & Alice Glover)
- Cornelia DeTreville (wife of Julius Glover)
- Mary F Glover (daughter of Mortimer & Matilda Fowles Glover)
- Edwin Muller
- James H. Fowles, Jr. (son of Rev. Jas H Fowles
- Joe Yates Jr. (son of Mittie Fowles & Joe Yates)
- Eugene Glover (son of Mortimer & Alice Glover)
- Mortimer Worth Glover Jr. (son of Nina Butler Glover)
- Delores Stevens Holt (dau. of Bishop Stevens)
- William Floyd Glover
- Newton Fowles
If you're interested in a copy of any of these, I'll be happy to email it to you after I've gotten them scanned.
The loss and devastation caused by Katrina are felt by us in other states, as
well. We in Texas have many cousins in all of these states, beginning in
South Carolina, and our genealogy roots are very deep there, as well. The
refugees and victims are in our hearts and prayers. We will get through this. God
will give us the strength.
> One thought is to do it their way. copy the entire page and take home.
> Rescan with your own scanner- I know you have a scanner with ocr.
> you can select the part you want scanned and this can be saved as text or
> as a gif file. works for moi.the prices of scanners and all in one
> machines are absurdely low on e-bay.
Tom, I do that at the libraries because they only charge 10 cents per page,
but the Salley Archives charges 65 cents. If I only need a few lines from a
number of pages, it gets rather expensive. At the Calhoun County Museum and
Archives, if you are a member, there is no charge unless you make copies in
color. Of course, I realize that Salley Archives can't afford to do that,
but if they could set a flat yearly fee for members it would be great.