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November 22, 2005

Abraham Lincoln was carried by the angels to the New Jerusalem above

Filed under: Uncategorized — dannywahlquist @ 12:14 pm

Lincoln suffered a great blow while president – his twelve year old son Willie died on February 20, 1862. The president was driven to his knees, quite literally. Ida Tarbell writes:

“Religion up to this time has been an intellectual interest. . . . From this time on he was seen often with the Bible in his hand, and he is known to have prayed frequently. His personal relation to God occupied his mind much.”

Says William J Wolf, “No President has ever had the detailed knowledge of the Bible that Lincoln had. No President has ever woven its thoughts and its rhythms into the warp and woof of his state papers as he did.”

Mary Todd Lincoln recalled her husband’s last words as they sat in the theater:

“He said he wanted to visit the Holy Land and see those places hallowed by the footprints of the Saviour. He was saying there was no city he so much desired to see as Jerusalem. And with the words half spoken on his tongue, the bullet of the assassin entered the brain, and the soul of the great and good President was carried by the angels to the New Jerusalem above.”


November 17, 2005

Your Best Investment by Dr. Stan Toussaint from Luke 19:11 – 27

Filed under: Uncategorized — dannywahlquist @ 11:21 am

Dr. Toussaint concluded the Great Stories From Our Lord conference at Immanuel Baptist Church this evening with Your Best Investment from Luke 19:11 – 27.

1. Every child of God is given at least one gift.

2. The gift is a trust, it is not ours.

3. The trust is to be invested, not guarded (always involves risk).

4. The rewards are huge!

5. What you use, you gain. What you don’t, you lose.

6. Your trust becomes a test of your love for Jesus.

7. If you don’t trust Christ, judgement comes.

Don’t limit your ministry to your gift(s).

November 16, 2005

Pennsylvania teens’ weblogs reveal Christian faith

Filed under: Uncategorized — dannywahlquist @ 3:00 pm

from http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?idCategory=33&idsub=134&id=2145 

“As teen blog communities come to terms with an international story of a local murder, the question of how and why it happened to them goes beyond lyrics and love. While the story of a 14-year-old girl, dead parents, and an 18-year-old religious teen climb Google news and bounces around blogs, Lancaster Country Coroner G. Gary Kirchner told an AP reporter, ‘It’s completely insane, completely insane. This isn’t a Romeo-and-Juliet deal. This is far worse than that.’ “


November 11, 2005

Ten Commandments of Genealogy

Filed under: genealogy — dannywahlquist @ 6:33 pm

Ten Commandments of Genealogy

By Dick Eastman on Genealogy Basics

In the course of writing this newsletter, I get to see a lot of genealogy information. Most of what I see is on the Web, although some information is in books or in e-mail. Some of what I see is high-quality research. However, much of it is much less than that. Even the shoddiest genealogy work could be so much more if the compiler had simply spent a bit of time thinking about what he or she was doing.

Creating a first-class genealogy work is not difficult. In fact, it is expected. It should be the norm. Please consider the following “rules.” If you follow these guidelines, you, too, can produce high-quality genealogy reports that will be useful to others:

1. Never accept someone else’s opinion as “fact.” Be suspicious. Always check for yourself!

2. Always verify primary sources; never accept a secondary source as factual until you have personally verified the information.

3. Cite your sources! Every time you refer to a person’s name, date and/or place of an event, always tell where you found the information. If you are not certain how to do this, get yourself a copy of “Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian” by Elizabeth Shown Mills. This excellent book shows both the correct form of source citation and the sound analysis of evidence.

4. If you use the works of others, always give credit. Never claim someone else’s research as your own.

5. Assumptions and “educated guesses” are acceptable in genealogy as long as they are clearly labeled as such. Never offer your theories as facts.

6. Be open to corrections. The greatest genealogy experts of all time made occasional errors. So will you. Accept this as fact. When someone points out a possible error in your work, always thank that person for his or her assistance and then seek to re-verify your original statement(s). Again, check primary sources.

7. Respect the privacy of living individuals. Never reveal personal details about living individuals without their permission. Do not reveal their names or any dates or locations.

8. Keep “family secrets.” Not everyone wants the information about a court record or a birth out of wedlock to be posted on the Internet or written in books. The family historian records “family secrets” as facts but does not publish them publicly.

9. Protect original documents. Handle all documents with care, and always return them to their rightful storage locations.

10. Be prepared to reimburse others for reasonable expenses incurred on your behalf. If someone travels to a records repository and makes photocopies for you, always offer to reimburse the expenses.

The above “commandments” apply to online data as well as to printed information. Following the above “commandments” will increase the value of your work and make it valuable to others.


November 8, 2005

Printing FTM wide-format

Filed under: Uncategorized — dannywahlquist @ 5:56 pm

It is easily done with software from Kinkos.  Go to their website and download “File, Print tool”.  Then just follow instructions.  You can then select a wide variety of sizes or use your own.  You then write the file to a floppy and take it to a local Kinko’s and they will print while you wait.

November 4, 2005

My great grandfather, Luther Noah SANDERSON was born 17 Oct 1862 in Hatton, AL.

Filed under: genealogy — dannywahlquist @ 6:16 pm

My great grandfather, Luther Noah SANDERSON was born 17 Oct 1862 in Hatton, Lawrence, AL, and died 16 Nov 1923 in Courtland, Lawrence, AL. 
He married (1) ALICE F. REYNOLDS 23 Sep 1883.  She was born 22 Feb 1863, and died 20 Feb 1893. 
He married (2) SARAH EUNICE GARNETT  11 Feb 1894 in Courtland, Lawrence, AL , daughter of M GARNETT and SARAH E. She was born 21 Jul 1866 in Hillsborough,Lawrence, AL , and died 16 Mar 1944 in Memphis, Shelby, TN .

In the 1870 census, L B SANDERSON(40) was listed as a farmer and Mary(39) SANDERSON lived in Lawrence,AL with children John W(14), Wm B(12), Luther N(7), Emmet C(4), Lillie(6) and Malcolm(6 mo).

In the 1880 census, Mary SANDERSON(49) lived in Lawrence,AL with children Luther N(18), Lilla(16), Emmit C(12) and Malcolm(10).

In the 1900 census, Luther SANDERSON(37) and Sallie(32) SANDERSON lived in Courtland,Lawrence,AL with children Claude(15), Ben(12), Ava(9), Eunice(5), Fannie(2) and Herman(1).

In the 1910 census, Luther L SANDERSON(47) and Sallie(41) SANDERSON lived in Courtland,Lawrence,AL
with children Eunice(15), Fannie(12), Herman(10), Arthur(8), Rubie(7) and Luther(5).

 i. CLAUDE SANDERSON, b. Aug 1884, AL.
 ii. BEN SANDERSON , b. 25 May 1888, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 1955, Memphis, SHELBY, TN .
 iii. AVA SANDERSON , b. 15 Jul 1890, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. Deceased .
 iv. MARY EUNICE SANDERSON, b. 20 Jan 1895, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 18 Jan 1983, Birmingham, AL.
 v. FANNIE E. SANDERSON, b. 31 Jul 1897, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 30 May 1992, Memphis, SHELBY, TN.
 vi. HERMAN C. SANDERSON, b. 15 May 1899, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 04 Jun 1975.
 vii. ARTHUR G. SANDERSON , b. 20 Apr 1901, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL ; d. 20 Aug 1983, Memphis, SHELBY, TN .
 viii. RUBY E. SANDERSON, b. 12 Jan 1903, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 16 Apr 1956, Moulton, AL.
 ix. LUTHER M. SANDERSON, b. 16 Dec 1904, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 16 May 1988, ALBUQUERQUE, , NEW MEXICO.
 x. JOHN FORREST SANDERSON, b. 24 May 1910, Courtland, Lawrence County, AL; d. 28 Jun 1946, Memphis, Shelby County, TN.

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