Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Jefferson Ancestors

Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth. Job 5:25

Issac "Tookie" Jefferson

Jane Brayboy Jefferson

My great-grandmother, Cornelia Jefferson Hines Nickleberry (center rear)pictured with her 5 other sisters

A while ago, I wrote about how pleasantly surprised and grateful I was to have received a package containing photographs of my Jefferson ancestors. It was so wonderful to finally put the faces with people who it seemed like I had known all my life since I had heard about them from various relatives. As well, I have traced their lives from a genealogical standpoint basically from birth to slavery to their deaths. I pretty much know when they laughed, when they cried, and when they got on their knees and praised God through the miracle of genealogy records.

It is so nice to actually see the people that I have spent so much time researching and writing about.

They are included below on the 1880 census. Also, listed the this Census page are other relatives, Lewis and Syntrilla Lejay and his parents Edwin and Mary Lejay but the census taker wrote their surname "Legere."

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 celebrates Black History Month

The website "" is a wonderful site for learning about the history, contributions and journeys of Black men and women in America. In honor of Black History month, they are featuring an abundance of stories on noteable African Americans as well as some who are less known.

The site also features full-length videos on a variety of subjects and individuals.

This is a MUST visit site for anyone wanting to learn about more about the African American struggle and culture.

You can assess this website on the following link or click on the link on the right sidebar of this site: