Tag Archives: Miles Lassiter

How DNA helped reunite family members

Almost a year ago I was contacted by a woman, Jennifer Jackson,  who noted in AncestryDNA that she was a match for someone whose account I was administering, Aveus Lassiter Edmondson, my second cousin 3x removed. In looking at all … Continue reading

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Uwharrie Friends Meeting

On Saturday, 18 February 2017, Daniel Thornburg, of Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, brought the photo of the Uwharrie Friends Meeting that was once located along what is now Lassiter Mill Road, just south of the present-day Science Hill Friends Meeting. … Continue reading

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From the Randolph County Bastardy Bonds, 1786-1918

From the Bastardy Bonds, Randolph County, NC: Vidales, C. L, Cates, L. & Winslow Donahue, P. (2012). Bastardy Bond Abstracts and Related Records, 1786-1918. Asheboro, NC: Randolph County Genealogical Society. Bastardy Bonds were the state’s way of insuring that babies born out of wedlock … Continue reading

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Sojourner K Rolle — a Lassiter Descendant

I don’t consider myself technologically challenged, but sometimes I just can’t be bothered. So I hadn’t bothered to move to Messenger no matter how many times Facebook said I should. Its promises of free texting weren’t an incentive because I … Continue reading

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Seeking the Dunson/Dunston connection

Last Saturday, 15 Oct, I hosted a genealogy table at the 8th annual American Indian Festival at Patuxent River Park, in Upper Marlboro, MD. I have had a table every year but one, the year my daughter had emergency gall … Continue reading

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Montgomery County Chapter of AAHGS 24 Sep 2016

I’ll be speaking at the next Montgomery Chapter AAHGS meeting on 24 Sep 2016. I realize that is the day the new Smithsonian African American Museum opens, however, some of us will not be going downtown for various reasons, including … Continue reading

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Baltimore AAHGS Meeting Saturday 10 September 2016

I will be speaking about Miles Lassiter and Strieby this Saturday, 10 September 2016 at the BAAHGS Meeting. BAAHGS/Agnes Kane Callum Chapter meets at the Northwood Pratt Library, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21218. They are on the Southwest … Continue reading

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AAHGS 33rd Annual Conference, 4-7Oct 2012 – Greensboro, NC

The annual conference of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will be held in Greensboro, NC, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, at the Airport. I will be there selling copies of the book, Miles Lassiter (circa 1777-1850) and giving a … Continue reading

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Another Generation Has Passed

This morning the 3rd Great Granddaughter of Miles Lassiter, my mother, Margaret Lee Williams joined him and all the family and friends. I love you Mommy!

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ASALH Authors’ Event, 25 February, 2012, Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC

If you are in the Washington DC area this Saturday, stop by the Authors Event preceding the annual luncheon for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the oldest African American historical society, begun by … Continue reading

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