Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday ~ of a different kind

My Paternal Great Grandfather: Albert "Fritz" Tabeling ~

When I took my first Genealogy Vacation to Louisville, KY, April 2008, and met my Aunt Virginia for the first time (my namesake), we rented a van and drove to Cloverport, KY in search of my TABELING line. My grandmother, Inez TABELING's father and mother and several of her siblings that had died in the 1919 Flu Epidemic leaving my grandmother Inez and 3 other sisters orphaned. We did find the Cemetery they were buried in, Albert, Lillie Mae Pate my great grandmother and the children, all in one little area but they did not have a marker. One day I would love to be able to afford a marker for them. So I have this death certificate and a photo of thier gravesite with no headstones. This was the first item I had obtained when I started my Genealogy journey, I was pretty excited! Digital Image taken and held by Gini Webb. San Diego, CA
(address for private use) April 2008)
My Granddaughter and Aunt in photo
TABELING Family plot, Albert and Lillie Mae Pate with 4 children.
Cloverport Cemetery, Cloverport KY

Monday, July 13, 2009

MONDAY MADNESS!!!! My Brickwall Ancestor

She is driving me nuts!

I have been searching and searching for my paternal great-grandmother LouElla JARBOE's death date. The last citing on earth was abt: 1903 - 1904. She married my great-grandfather, Robert Denton IJAMES, b. 15 Jan 1873, Owensboro, KY, d. 20 Aug 1903 from an appendicitis.

Source: Daviess County Public Library, the Kentucky Room, Owensboro, KY April 2008

The Owensboro Messenger Newspaper, Thursday August 20, 1903 -copy held by Gini Webb

Here is what I do know:

LouElla "Lula" JARBOE was b. 1 August 1876 Kentucky (possibly Owensboro or Patesville) Source: Bernadine Green, MI, (d. 2005) IJAMES Family Tree Booklet obtained from the Kentucky Room at the Owensboro Library in Kentucky, April 2008
Father: William JARBOE (no dates) I have also seen her father's name as: William David JARBOE or David William JARBOE.
Source: Bernadine Green of MI (d. 2005)

Married my paternal Great Grandfather, Robert Denton IJAMES 20 February 1894 or 1899 (hard to read date on Marriage Bond below).
Source: Owensboro, KY Library. Original source: Daviess County, KY Marriages, Bk 6 page 395
copy held by Gini Webb, San Diego, CA
Page 153

1900 Census of Daviess County
Magisterial District #1
Owensboro City - Ward 2
Enumeration District #25

27 JARBOE, Wm (Father) (Feb 53) Widower di or dl
Annie (Oct 82)
(under name: SEARLES my Great Aunt Virginia)
IJAMES, Virgie L (Jan 95) granddaughter (this is my great Aunt Virginia my namesake, I do not know if she was living with the Jarboe's or not. I am a bit confused and is SEARLES a part of the household too!)
Source: Daviess County Public Library Kentucky Room, 2020 Frederica Sreet, Owensboro, KY 42301

Copy held by Gini Webb, San Diego, CA (address for private use) April 2008


Page 336

1900 Census of Daviess County
Owensboro - Ward 4
Enumeration District #28

IJAMES, Robt (Jan 73) Factory hand and Lula (aug 76)

md. 1 yr, 1/1
Robt. (Aug 99)

(note: Line #78 is also my IJAMES line, Jasper would be my Great Uncle)

Source: Davies County Public Library, Kentucky Room, 2020 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
Copy held by Gini Webb, San Diego, CA (address for private use) 2008


Owensboro City Directory
IJAMES, Robert N. (Lulu), retier, h 722 Sycamore
( note: Robert N. is my grandfather b. 06 Jun 1898, Owensboro, KY d. 25 Aug 1979, Louisville, KY, there is no mention of my great grandfather here. )
Source: Booklet: IJAMES FAMILY TREE, GENEALOGY RESEARCHER , BERNIE GREEN d. 2005, Booklet copied with permission from Daviess County Public Library, Kentucky Room, 2020 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301, copy held by: Gini Webb, San Diego, CA (address for private use) April 2008

A Copy of entire page I obtained of the above copy, Source: Daviess County Public Library, Kentucky Room, Owensboro, KY 42301, copy held by Gini Webb, San Diego, CA (address for private use) April 2008


1903-1904 Owensboro City Directory

Air Grates, Blacksmiths' Supplies, Wagon and Buggy Material Builders' Hard

ware, Mechanics' Tools, Fencing, Paints, Oils, Glass, Brushes,

Owensboro, KY., City Directory

IJAMES, Lulie (wid Robert) h. 722 Sycamore
(Side note: All other IJAMES are my Great Uncles and Aunts)

Page 113

Source: 1903 - 1904 Owensboro City Directory, copied from Daviees County Public Library, Kentucky Room, 2020 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301, copy held by Gini Webb, San Diego, CA (address for private use) April 2008.
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I have searched on Ancestry.com to no avail. There are LouElla Jarboes, but not mine. I have also left messages on the Ancestry.com message boards, nothing yet. My Aunt Virginia has actually contacted an archivist in the court house in Hardinsburg, KY, no findings there.
After putting a call into the Kentucky Room, I was contacted by a gentleman that works in the Kentucky Room from the Owensboro Library in KY and it turned out that we are distantly related thru the PATE line and he said he had been looking for LouElla too and has found nothing on her death or anything after 1903-1904. No obituaries, death certs., Census records. She disappeared into thin air, very frustrating.
I would love to knock down this brickwall more than anything and I refuse to give up! I have tried freebie sites but unable to come up with anything there too.
This is my first time for "MADNESS MONDAY" and hopefully gave as much info as possible.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Jamboree Memories Continued~

I know I am the last to post my great experience at the Southern California Genealogy 09 Jamboree ! Before I knew it days have passed and I am behind. Work, medical appointments, eating and sleeping have gotten in the way, how dare they!

All I can say and I know it has been said so many times but I had a fantastic time. I know that many people feel that Disneyland is the "happiest place on earth" (sorry Elyse, I know how much you love Disneyland, but for the weekend I think you will agree!) it was the "happiest place on earth" to me. What meant the most to me was meeting the other Geneabloggers. They are an incredible group of people, I feel as if they are more like my family than just fellow Genealogists, they are that too but what warm and giving people, they care about you, all of them. I learned alot, not so much in the way of researching or about an ancestor but more the realization that Genealogists get you, support you and realize how precious our family, friends, life, ancestors and descendants are.They truly get it.

I also learned that I have a long way to go, it's not a bad thing but a good thing, I am very excited to learn something new each and every day and my love and passion for Genealogy grows stronger each day. I am looking forward to retirement one day soon so that I can delve into Genealogy and put meat on the bones of my ancestors and break down Brick Walls! I realized how important it is to get involved in local Family History Centers and Societies.
We arrived late on Friday due to traffic and off site lodging issues, we handled things quite fast and headed over to the Jamboree and we met Elyse, what a sweetheart and an inspiration! Elyse didn't have transportation to and from her Aunt's house and we wanted to help her with that. We were so glad to do it. I didn't want her to have to worry about buses or bikes. It worked out great and I had the wonderful opportunity to get to know her a bit. Thank you for letting us ole folks hang out with you! Your Aunt was so sweet, I really like her. I owe a huge Thank you to my husband Steve, he drove us around and carried stuff and hung in there.

Since it was so late in the day Friday I missed meeting many of the Geneabloggers but I checked in and received my Gift Bag that Thomas and Denise had put together for all of us. They did such a fantastic job on the gift bags and I was like a kid at Christmas! The muffins were great and I really enjoyed the chocolate ( I am a chocoholic!) and having the Roots Magic program was a real prize. I am planning on doing that this weekend hopefully and am so excited.
Elyse, myself and Hubby walked over to the Convention Center and while on the way I had the honor of meeting Sheri and Cheryl. Cheryl over at Heritage Happens has a special place in my heart, Cheryl gave me the courage and support to start my own blog! I owe being there and being able to experience the Jamboree to her, thank you Cheryl. We chatted for a few minutes in the Convention Lobby and I then decided to register so that Saturday A.M. I could just walk right in and get to the business of having fun and attending the lectures.
Then a very special moment came for me, I met DearMYRTLE, what an honor!! She is so sweet and wonderful. She is my idol and role model and someone I look up to. I was in awe that I was lucky enough to be chatting with her. She is so down to earth and so warm. DearMYRTLE was one of the first Genealogy Blogs I came across and followed daily. She is one of those that you just want to be in her club! DearMYRTLE makes a huge difference, thank you DearMYRTLE for all that you do.
After meeting DearMYRTLE and registering, Elyse, myself and Hubby left and took Elyse home. We all knew we needed to get a good nights sleep for a full day of fun, lectures and meeting new Geneabloggers, I was so excited I didn't sleep all night!

Got up at 5 am, got ready and headed out to pick up Elyse and be at the Jamboree by 8 am to attend our first lecture: Ancestry.com. It was good, we were the first to preview the new commercials coming out soon. I do like the new ones much more than the old. They are with real people not actors.
The "Son of Bloggers Summit" was the next lecture and it was so much fun. Everyone was there in one place. Meeting Thomas was very special to me, what an honor, I had been looking forward to that. Thomas is my mentor, his knowledge and support and warmth is priceless. He is always there for me and all of us at a moments notice. He continues to encourage and teach me to be a good blogger (I have much work to do!).
footnoteMaven, like Elyse, I was speechless, and didn't know what to say! It was truly an honor to meet footnoteMaven. footnoteMaven is another that you just want to be in her club! I adore her and she is so warm and supportive. I still have a smile on my face and have her cute little card on my desk. footnoteMaven's blog was another one of the first genealogy blogs I followed long before having one. I checked it each and everyday and couldn't wait until the next time she would post. She also helped me at the Geneabloggers dinner, I brought a photo album with a photo that I wasn't sure would be "good" posting material, I first showed it to Thomas, he said follow me and took me over to footnoteMaven, she assured me that it was. She advised me in what direction to go in. I will be posting this photo down the road but have a bit of research to do first. It will be an interesting post and she has offered to help me, what a lucky girl I am!!! footnoteMaven is an exceptional lady and I have so much respect for her. Another role model and idol. Thank you footnoteMaven.
Elizabeth has an awesome blog, I love reading her posts! How she captured the Jamboree is priceless! She is incredibly talented and I had the honor of having lunch with her and Amy and getting to know them, they too are some of the first blogs I followed and they both encouraged me to start my own by just reading their posts. Amy's Texas shaped waffle was her trademark to me and I love her blog.
Randy Seaver and his beautiful wife Linda, joined Elyse, Hubby and myself for dinner Friday evening and it was an honor to spend time with them, Randy amazes me and I have learned so much from him. It's pretty cool that we live in the same city, I want to attend some of the meetings at the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe sometime soon. I have much to learn from Randy. Thank you Randy for help you have given me in the past.
Janet Hovorka, Generation Maps, thank you so much for my chart, I know it's supposed to be a working chart but I framed it and hung it on the wall! I am proud to show it off and have family and friends see it. It was a pleasure to meet you. I look forward to having charts printed in the future for me.
Lisa Louise Cook, dynamic lady and I so enjoyed meeting her and having dinner with her and her daughter at the Geneablogger dinner. What a great time we all had. The dinner was so much fun, all of us writing our trees out on the table from memory!

Here I am Leslie, I had no idea that the same lady I was first to follow on her blog (proudly!) was sitting so close to me! How I wish we would have met. I am so glad you were there. One day we will meet in person, in the meantime, I am following and enjoying reading your blog!
There were so many there that I didn't get a chance to meet and chat with. Maybe next year. I continue to read your blogs as you post. Craig Manson, Schelly Talalay Dardashti, Katheryn Doyle, Dick Eastman, Stephen Danko, Leland Meitzler, Jean Wilcox Hibben , Paula Hinkle. Susan Kitchens, George Morgan, Drew Smith, Diane Wright, Thomas Kemp, IIIya D'Addezio, I apologize if I have left anyone out.

This was my first ever Genealogy convention, it was a great experience and opportunity to learn and grow in my own family history. Thank you to the Southern California Genealogy Society for putting on such an excellent and well organized Jamboree, count me in for next year!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday~

Source: Digital photo held and taken by Steve Webb 6.27.09

~ Southern California Genealogy Jamboree 2009 ~

I have fallen behind and am still getting organized, a post will be coming soon about the greatest time I had at the Jamboree...