Saturday, February 12, 2011

Justice - There doesn't seem to be any

A couple of court decisions are in the paper today. In one case Michael P. Scanlon, with Delaware connections, received a 20 month prison term for stealing 20 million dollars. At a million a month it makes it worth your while to steal and take a jail term like this. How many of you make a million dollars a month? Hell I would give the whole 20 million back if they just let me keep the interest drawn from the bank account on it. He also has to do three years supervised probation, 300 hours of community service and supposedly pay back the 20 million.

I tell you the easy court sentence Bill Hitch in Laurel got just encourages other people to steal.

The other case is Latika Wright in Wilmington who struck a four year old boy with her car and dragged him to his death under the carriage of her Aunt's borrowed car. She was sentenced to 4 years with three years suspended, followed by 6 months home confinement plus pay restitution for failure to report the fatal crash, participate in 200 hours of community service, have no contact with the victim's family and undergo alcohol abuse and mental health treatments.

Paddle Club - Public Landing MD - 1951

Henry Tilghman, Manager - One of the things from the 1950's and before was business owners were proud of their establishments and they used their own name as the business name or included their name on the store sign or ad. It doesn't say Henry Tilghman was the owner - just manager - but it shows there was a human who was responsible for the business and you knew his or her name. Now days it is some generic business name used and we have no idea who the owner is. I guess to a degree Walmart also does a similar thing, as on your receipt is usually the store manager name, but for some reason it doesn't have the same effect knowing this after the sale is made as opposed to before the sale is made and I never see the name mentioned in their ads.

Random Websites

Over on Ghosts of America is a page on haunting in Delmar Delaware should you have ghost stories to mention here is the place to do so.

The National Speed Trap Exchange website says Delmar Police target vehicles on US 13 that are speeding and carrying drugs.

a Delmar Little Leagues Web Site shows costs, but not the Registration schedule

a road trip from Oklahoma City to Delmar Delaware is at this website

Friday, February 11, 2011

Some Problem With Creating Family Trees In Todays World

Family is Family and Genealogy is about families and their histories. In creating a family tree it should be an easy thing after all everyone has a mother and everyone has a father - right? Enter the modern world in which you have single parents, same sex marriages and partnerships, multiple marriages, multiple divorces, adoptions, polygamy, sperm donors, a wide combination of half siblings, sex changed parents, surrogate mothers, and the situation of the Delaware Gore Family in which a woman adopted her ex-husband as her child. In other words the non-nuclear family.

Under the old system you didn't mention any relationship that was not a blood legal relationship and if the mother wasn't married at the time of birth that fact was glossed over. It was, let the reader figure it out or let Aunt Beth tell them the facts of life.

Interestingly as late as the early 18th century, among rural farm families, you will sometime find the first child born before nine months of the marriage ceremony. There was a very sound reason for this, namely to insure fertility before marriage was contracted. This was to be certain the spouse was capable of providing an heir to inherit the property and children to work the property in the parents' old age. It may not have been openly condoned, but was well recognized.

Today people want to scream their weird familial scenarios to the world and insist the family tree reflect those facts. If you are using a commercial software problem to do your family tree you will find it is impossible to use or certainly a challenge. Oddly, well maybe not too odd, the Morman family tree software has a utility for polygamy. For same sex marriages there seem to be more commercial programs that can handle this such as Family Tree Builder. With other commercial software the only way to handle it is in the notes section (they usually allow notes on each person in the tree) something like; the mother and father you're tied to aren't your birth parents they used a surrogate mother and a sperm donor so you can call anyone you want you mother or father as those people you presently call your mother and father don't have a clue.

You may have to go to simply using a word program and create your own free flowing tree from that. In all cases however it is YOUR family tree so include whoever you want in it. It may not be recognized by the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution required you to prove lineal, blood line, descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence) but for your purposes it will be fine.

The Rumor Mill Rolls On

Rumors, Rumors the town has a number of them going on this week. One of them is; our Delmar Police Department received three HumVees (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle ) - free. My question(s) is why would we want them? I have heard it is because they do not have any bad weather all terrain type vehicles to use in emergency situations. There are two sitting in the police lot today when I swung by. If there is third maybe they have taken it out cruising for chicks. Now if they did get them FREE can you imagine the operating expense on these things. With two police dogs and two or three humvees what is our local police force becoming - an extension of the Federal Drug enforcement?

The other rumor is Woodcreek has laid everyone connected with their golf course off and sold all the golf carts. If that is true what is happening? Is it going to end up like Seaford Country Club and sold to the town?

Maybe they are just "Chicken Little" rumors.

Fixation Friday

The Blue Moon - 1951

Smiling Dave didn't Cry over spilled milk

Chester Hall Dies - 1951

From The Salisbury Times February 5, 1951


DELMAR, Feb. 5 - Delaware State Police today were investigating the death of Chester Hall, 61, a negro, in a fire in a shack near here.

Hall's charred body was found near the shack late Saturday. It had burned to the ground by the time firemen arrived.

It was on Ford Warrington property on the Delmar-Millsboro road. Hall was an employee of Warrington, according to State Police. Hall was believed to have been alone when the fire started. The probable cause was an overheated oil stove.

Delmar firemen got two calls for the shack fire. The first sent them to the Pepper Box area but they found no fire in the place described by the caller.

Then a second call came in. The caller said someone would be along the road to direct firemen to the burning shack. It was in a lonely wooded area. The shack burned during the Saturday snowstorm.

Four other alarms kept Delmar firemen busy. An oil burner caused an alarm at the Desmond Apartment on North Second Street No damage was reported. This was Friday.

Later Friday an alarm sent firemen to the old brickyard where a trash fire was getting out of control. Then in the afternoon chimney sparks set the roof ablaze on the home of Albert Waller, Chestnut St. Damage was estimated at $25. Saturday morning little damage was reported in a chimney fire at Fed Cooper home on the Delmar-Sharptown highway.

Don't Worry, be Happy!

Yes Today is National Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day!! Let's hear it for Spilled Milk Day!!! YEa

It's a day to think positive, look on the bright side, and to find something good in everything that happens. It's another great day in Delmar.

This is one of those phrases used by your parents and since it can be traced backed to 1659, where it was used by British historian and writer James Howell in his literary work, Paramiography, it must have been used by their parents.

The day represents a moment to regroup after recent hardship and push forward with a positive attitude. The phrase points to the idea that getting upset over every little problem will lead to nothing beneficial.

and since it also falls on Thank God It's Friday relax think good thoughts the weekend is coming.

Coming Home

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The remains of 11 U.S. servicemen missing in action in the Pacific Theater during World War II have been identified, the Defense Department said Thursday.

The remains are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors, the Pentagon said in a news release.

Army Air Forces Technical Sgt. Charles A. Bode, 23, Baltimore, will be buried Friday in Arlington National Cemetery.

A group burial for Bode and his 10 comrades will be March 24 at Arlington National Cemetery. The other crew members whose remains have been recovered are those of: 1st Lt. Richard T. Heuss, 23, Berkley, Mich.; 2nd Lt. Robert A. Miller, 22, Memphis, Tenn.; 2nd Lt. Edward R. French, 23, Erie, Pa.; 2nd Lt. Robert R. Streckenbach Jr., 21, Green Bay, Wis.; Tech. Sgt. Lucian I. Oliver Jr., 23, Memphis, Tenn.; Staff Sgt. Ivan O. Kirkpatrick, 36, Whittier, Calif.; Staff Sgt. William K. Musgrave, 24, Hutsonville, Ill.; Staff Sgt. James T. Moran, 21, Sloatsburg, N.Y.; Staff Sgt. James B. Moore, 21, Woburn, Mass.; and Staff Sgt. Roy Surabian, 24, Medford, Mass.

The Defense Department said in a release that on Nov. 20, 1943, the 11 B-24D Liberator crew members took off from Jackson Airfield, Port Moresby, New Guinea, on an over-water mission near the northern coast of the country. During the mission, their only radio transmission indicated they were 20 miles northwest of Port Moresby, but they did not make it back to their base. Subsequent searches failed to produce any evidence of the crew or their aircraft.

In 1984, the government of Papua New Guinea notified U.S. officials of a World War II crash site in a ravine in Morobe province. A subsequent search located B-24 aircraft wreckage and human remains but time constraints and the threat of landslides prevented their recovery.

During a site visit in 2004, local villagers turned over human remains they had previously removed from the areas. Those remains were used to identify Bode.

There are still more than 74,000 Americans listed as missing in action from the war

From UPI

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Model For Rock And Roll Revival - The Billy Tryall Dance Revue -1951

Rock and Revival is big today but back in 1951 the Billy Tryall Dance Revue was just as big. Billy Tryall was an old vaudeville performer who had a dance studio in Salisbury (on the corner of Maryland Ave and Camden Ave.) He did a number of shows on WBOC-TV and a couple of Baltimore TV stations. He found out early on the biggest audience will show up when your kid is in the dance revue - same ideal as Rock and Roll revival. 100 children in the revue and curtain call was not until 8:15 PM on a tuesday and Wednesday night - interesting - shows that TV didn't exist in many homes in 1951 nor had it become a habit. I assume he is dead by now, but I have no information on what happened to him after the 1950's.

February Is National Bird Feeding Month

On February 23rd, 1994, Congressman John Porter (R-IL) read a resolution into the Congressional Record proclaiming February as National Bird-Feeding Month.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize February, one of the most difficult months in the United States for wild birds, as National Bird-Feeding Month. During this month, individuals are encouraged to provide food, water, and shelter to help wild birds survive. This assistance benefits the environment by supplementing wild bird's natural diet of weed seeds and insects. Currently, one third of the U.S. adult population feeds wild birds in their backyards.

In addition, Mr. Speaker, backyard bird feeding is an entertaining, educational, and inexpensive pastime enjoyed by children and adults. Bird feeding provides a needed break from today's frantic lifestyles. Adults enjoy the relaxation and peacefulness afforded by watching birds -- nature serves to relieve the stress and can get one's day going on a tranquil note.

Young children are naturally drawn to the activities involved in feeding wild birds, which can serve as excellent educational tools. Children can identify different species of birds with a field guide and can learn about the birds' feeding and living habits. These observations can then provide excellent research opportunities for school projects and reports.

Feeding wild birds in the backyard is an easy hobby to start and need not overtax the family budget. It can be as simple as mounting a single feeder outside a window and filling it with bird seed mix. For many people, the hobby progresses from there. They discover the relationship between the type and location of feeders, and the seeds offered in them, and the number and varieties of birds attracted. Parents can challenge an inquisitive child's mind as they explore together these factors in trying to encourage visits by their favorite birds

Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder
Materials Needed: Pinecone (any size) Smooth Peanut Butter, Paper Plate, Butter Knife, Ribbon or Yarn, Bird Seed
How to Make:
1. Cut a piece of ribbon or yarn long enough to tie around the pine cone and to hang later on.
2. Knot the ribbon around the pine cone about 3-4 sections down from the top.
3. Tie a knot at the end of the ribbon
4. Using the butter knife spread the peanut butter through the pine cone, making sure to get inside each layer along with the outside.
5. Sprinkle the bird seed over the pine cone, pressing to make sure it stays to the peanut butter.
6. Roll the pine cone on the bird seed that is on the plate.
7. Hang your new bird treat and enjoy watching the feathery friends eat!

Today's Quote

"Bread rises when infected with the yeast germ because millions of these little worms have been born and have died, and from their dead and decaying bodies there rises a gas just as it does from the dead body of a hog.”

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Christian, 'Uncooked foods and How to Use Them’ (1905)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Facebook, Employees and Your Company

Picked Up from The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Employers should think twice before trying to restrict workers from talking about their jobs on Facebook or other social media.

That's the message the government sent on Monday as it settled a closely watched lawsuit against a Connecticut ambulance company that fired an employee after she went on Facebook to criticize her boss.

The National Labor Relations Board sued the company last year, arguing the worker's negative comments were protected speech under federal labor laws. The company claimed it fired the emergency medical technician because of complaints about her work.

Under the settlement with the labor board, American Medical Response of Connecticut Inc. agreed to change its blogging and Internet policy that barred workers from disparaging the company or its supervisors. The company also will revise another policy that prohibited employees from depicting the company in any way over the Internet without permission.

Both policies interfered with longstanding legal protections that allow workers to discuss wages, hours and working conditions with co-workers, the board said.

"I think it certainly sends a message about what the NLRB views the law to be," said Jonathan Kreisberg, the NLRB regional director in Hartford who approved the settlement.

"The fact that they agreed to revise their rules so that they're not so overly restrictive of the rights of employees to discuss their terms and conditions with others and with their fellow employees is the most significant thing that comes out of this," Kreisberg said.

Terms of a private settlement agreement between the employee, Dawnmarie Souza, and the company were not disclosed, but Kreisberg said the parties reached a financial settlement. Souza will not be returning to work there.

Souza posted the Facebook comments in 2009 from her home computer, hours after her supervisor said a customer had complained about her work. The expletive-filled posting referred to her supervisor using the company's code for a psychiatric patient.

Rodbell Bros - January 1951

When Monkeys Ran Free On The Eastern Shore Of Virginia

From The Salisbury Times February 6, 1951

Two Escaped Monkeys Are Still Sought Near Accomack Farm

Accomac, Feb 6 - Two fugitives from a monkey house were not present for roll call yesterday when 170 monkeys were shipped to florida.

The pair escaped from Walton Farm's animal recuperation center with seven others about a week ago. A New York doctor left a cage door open after inoculating and inspecting more than 300 of the animals.

After making their break for freedom, the monkeys banded together in small groups. And, with the exception of two, they soon tired of the wilds of Accomack County and drifted back to the farm.

They were trapped in over sized wire cages baited with their favorite diet of bananas. But the stubborn pair were sighted by a neighbor romping in their first snow and scurrying for cover near Cropperville Rd. during the weekend.

Meanwhile the other monkeys were rolling toward Miami University where they will be used for medical research. However 200 will be able to greet them - when caught!

"They can find shelter and stay healthy on green leaves, bark, bread scraps and edible fruit," Mrs. Theodore R. Freitag, wife of the farm owner, said.

Mr. Freitag said the pair will probably come back when the weather warms. "they are not means vicious and will go to any extreme to keep out of trouble." he said. Mrs. Freitag is afraid that some sportsman might mistake them for wild animals and shoot them....

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Today's Quote

"If we couldn't put our boys to work and they didn't do nothing until they were 18, they'd be absolutely worthless," he said. "We want them to be obedient and to learn a trade. If they don't, they'll be out and getting into mischief. Next thing you know, you'll have a bunch of them getting into dope and drinking and partying."

"Our kids don't do that," he said. "If you have a boy that goes to work, he feels tired and he don't want to go out howling around all night."

Amish Father Speaking on Child Labor Laws

So Wrong

Bless me iPhone for I have sinned
Picked up from David Sheppard, Reuters
NEW YORK – An iPhone app aimed at helping Catholics through confession and encouraging lapsed followers back to the faith has been sanctioned by the Catholic Church in the United States.

Confession: A Roman Catholic app, thought to be the first to be approved by a church authority, walks Catholics through the sacrament and contains what the company behind the program describes as a "personalized examination of conscience for each user".

"Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology," said Patrick Leinen of the three-man company Little iApps, based in South Bend, Indiana.

"Taking to heart Pope Benedict XVI's message from last years' World Communications Address, our goal with this project is to offer a digital application that is truly 'new media at the service of the word."

Pope Benedict XVI's World Communications Address on January 24 emphasized the importance of a Christian presence in the digital world.

The firm said the content of the app was developed with the help of Reverend Thomas Weinandy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Reverend Dan Scheidt, pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mishawaka, Indiana.

The app is not designed to replace going to confession but to help Catholics through the act, which generally involves admitting sins to a priest in a confessional booth. Catholics still must go to a priest for absolution.

Little iApps said Bishop Kevin Rhoades, of the Diocese of Fort Wayne in Indiana, officially authorized the app for Catholics to use.

"It has been approved by Bishop Kevin Rhoades," said Weinandy.

Leinen said the app has already aided one man in returning to the sacrament after 20 years.

"We hope many more will take advantage of this new confession resource," he added.

The app retails for $1.99.

Delmar Girls Basketball team

Next week the Delmar Girls Basketball team will participating in a "Think Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraising campaign. In February, high school and college teams nationwide wear pink and do fundraisers to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer. This year our basketball girls are participating in this campaign by seeking pledges per point scored by them for next weeks games vs. Woodbridge at home on Tuesday, Indian River Away on Thursday and Friday away vs Stephen Decatur. Some may come around and ask for your pledge or you can even just make a donation. If you pledge per point they will know their total points after our last game Friday Feb 18th. We will be making our donation this year to Women Supporting Women , a local foundations that provides support to LOCAL women battling breast cancer. In addition, I have white t shirts with Hoops For A Cure Delmar Wildcats on them for sale for $12. I'll put one in the office. The girls will be wearing these shirts as their warm ups next week for the games. Our last home game starts at 4pm next Tuesday and we would love for you to join us wearing some pink or even one of the shirts! If interested in purchasing a shirt please email me. I have Med, Large and X Large. If interested in donating or pledging see one of the basketball girls or Ill send you one. Thanks for your support. Its a great cause and great to see our student athletes involved in it!

Ms. Billie Fox
Delmar High School
Math Teacher
Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Dennis C. Phillips Arrested

Fugitives Arrested

Released Tuesday February 8, 2011

Harrington –On 2-7-11 the Harrington Police Department arrested Dennis C. Phillips 37, of Delmar, MD for being a local fugitive. Mr. Phillips was wanted by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 for failure to pay for cruelty to animals and Sussex County Superior Court for Violation of Probation. Mr. Phillips was taken into custody and transported to the Harrington Police Department and processed. Mr. Phillips was arraigned via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $3,570.00 cash bond.

Take The Pledge Tuesday

So That Is When They First Showed Up

As you know Delaware has a small Amish community west of Dover. I found this little history note today on the "This Day in Delaware History" put out by the Delaware Public Archives

Today in 1915 Jacob Miller and his wife from Norfolk, Virginia, were the first Amish to arrive and live in the Dover area.

One of the items that always interested me is why do the Amish get away with only sending their children to school thru grades 1 to 8 and by age 14 they are out of formal school as opposed to the rest of us who are required to keep our children in school until age 16. Now the real reason for keeping children in school util 16 was after the Great Depression (1929 and following) compulsory school attendance ages were raised in many states in an effort to provide more jobs to older workers by keeping young teenagers in school, however that was not my question. I called the Delaware Department of Education some years back to get an answer and got a run around than finally a "we don't know" type of answer. After looking around myself it seem Amish stop school at the eighth grade for three main reasons; Practicality-Amish trades are agricultural or craftsmanship-oriented; Amish emphasize apprenticeship and hands-on learning; second, Religious Objections-Amish feel higher education can promote ideas counter to Christian values - how true and third the 1972 Wisconsin v. Yoder Supreme Court Case.

Anyway Amish up until 1972 backed their belief by sitting in jails because they refused to send their children to school after age 14. In the 1970's Jonas Yoder and Wallace Miller, both members of the Old Order Amish religion, and Adin Yutzy, a member of the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church, were prosecuted under a Wisconsin law that required all children to attend public schools until age 16. The three parents refused to send their children to such schools after the eighth grade, arguing that high school attendance was contrary to their religious beliefs. They felt sending their children to school at least until age 16 violate the First Amendment by criminalizing the conduct of parents who refused to send their children to school for religious reasons.

In 1972 Wisconsin v. Yoder the Supreme court decided in favor of the Amish and exempted the Old Order sects from compulsory attendance laws beyond the eighth grade. In a unanimous decision, the Court held that individuals interests in the free exercise of religion under the First Amendment outweighed the State's interests in compelling school attendance beyond the eighth grade. In the majority opinion by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, the Court found that the values and programs of secondary school were "in sharp conflict with the fundamental mode of life mandated by the Amish religion," and that an additional one or two years of high school would not produce the benefits of public education cited by Wisconsin to justify the law. Wow! that old First Amendment right stepped in there again.

Perhaps I will do another post in the future on the Amish regarding Child Labor laws

Monday, February 07, 2011

Motivation Monday

The Jamestown 1624/5 Muster - Eastern Shore of Virginia

In June 1624, King James I assumed responsibilty for the colony of Virginia after he dissolved the Virginia Company of London. He ordered Virginia's leaders to make a record of the colony's inhabitants and their provisions. This census-known as the 1624/5 Muster-is the first comprehensive account of households in British North America. In addition, it is the only extant census for seventeenth-century Virginia. A 1623/4 list of the colony's habitants noted who survived the 1622 Indian attack and where they lived. This list did not include details about the relations among the settlers or their ages.

The Muster on the Eastern Shore of Virginia was done on February 7, 1625. The inhabitants of the Eastern Shore Of Virginia (referred to as "Easterne shore over the Baye") at that time are listed below.

Thomas Savage, head of household, arrived 1607
Ann Savage, arrived 1621
John Washborne, servant, arrived 1620, age 30
Thomas Belson, age 12, servant
Thomas Capt Graves, head of household, arrived 1607
Walter Scott, head of household, arrived 1618
Apphia Scott, arrived 1618
Percis Scott,
Thomas Powell, head of household, arrived 1618
William Smith, head of household, age 26, arrived 1618
Edward Drewe, head of household, age 22, arrived 1618
Charles Harman, head of household, age 24, arrived 1622
John Askume, age 22, arrived 1624
Robert ffennell, age 20, arrived 1624
James Knott, age 23, arrived 1617
Nicholas Hodgskines, head of household, age 27, arrived 1617
Temporance Hodgskines, arrived 1620
Margrett Hodgskins,
Solloman Greene, head of household, age 27, arrived 1618
Thomas Gaskoyne, head of household, age 34, arrived 1619
William Andros, head of household, age 25, arrived 1617
Danniell Cugley, age 28, arrived 1620
John Blore, head of household, age 27, arrived 1610
ffrancis Blore, age 25, arrived 1620
John Parramore, servant, age 17, arrived 1622
John Wilkines, servant
Robart Ball, head of household, age 27, arrived 1619
William Bibbie, head of household, age 22, arrived 1621
Thomas Sparkes, age 24, arrived 1616
John Home, head of household, age 25, arrived 1621
John Wilkines, head of household, age 26, arrived 1618
Briggett Wilkines, age 20, arrived 1621
Perregrim Watkines, head of household, age 24, arrived 1621
William Davis, head of household, age 33, arrived 1618
William Capt Epes, head of household
Margrett Epes, arrived 1621
Niccholas Raynberd, servant, age 22, arrived 1624
William Burditt, servant, age 25, arrived 1615
Thomas Cornish, servant, age 25, arrived 1620
Peeter Porter, servant, age 19, arrived 1621
John Baker, servant, age 20, arrived 1623
Edward Rogers, servant, age 26, arrived 1623
Thomas Warden, servant, age 24, arrived 1623
Beniamine Knight, servant, age 28, arrived 1620
Niccolas Granger, servant, age 15, arrived 1618
William Munnes, servant, age 25, arrived 1619
Henrie Wilson, servant, age 24, arrived 1619
James Blackborne, servant, age 20, arrived 1619
Nicholas Sumerfild, servant, age 15, arrived 1619
John Capt Willcockes, head of household, arrived 1620
Henrie Charlton, age 19, arrived 1623

The Jamestown searchable data base for 1624 muster can be found here. Much more information is given for each person in the muster and you can look it up.

Additional information given in the muster such as; the ship they arrived on, their location, the material items they had, the guns and ammo they had, food and livestock, ( since this was February food supplies seem to have been low) one example is Capt William Epes who information is below.

Name: William Capt Epes
Muster: Epes William Capt
Status: head
Location: Easterne shore over the Baye
Corporation: Elzabeth Cittie
Ship: William and Thomas
Date of Arrival: not given
Notes: Boats: 1
Canoes: 0
House: 2
Storehouse: 3
Tobacco House: 0
Windmill: 0
Palisade: 0
Fort: 1
Notes: boat=shallop
Notes: 1 forte

Arms Records
Powder: 120 pound
Lead: 200 pound
Shot: 0
Lead & Bullets: 0
Lead & Shot: 0
Shot & Bullets: 0
Piece: 5
Piece Fixed: 0
Piece Serviceable: 0
Pistol: 0
Armor: 6
Armor Complete: 0
Coat of Mail: 4
Coat of Steel: 6
Buff Coat: 0
Quilted Coat: 0
Coat of Plate: 0
Coat: 0
Head Piece: 0
Sword: 0
Snaphance: 0
Petronel: 0
Murderer: 0
Fauconett: 0
Jacket: 0
Ordnance: 0
Matchcocke: 0
Jack: 0
Corslet: 0
Chamber: 0
Target: 0
Roll of Matches: 0

Food & Livestock Records
Corn: 65 barrel
Corn & Peas: 0
Peas: 0
Beans: 0
Peas & Beans: 0
English Wheat: 0
Engligh Meal: 0
Meal: 0
Oatmeal: 0
Oatmeal & Peas: 0
Dry Fish: 0
Wet Fish: 0
Biscuits: 0
Bacon Flitches:
Cattle: 0
Neat Cattle: 0
Goat: 0
Kid: 0
Swine: 0
Pig: 2
Sow: 0
Poultry: 0
Notes: "hoges 2"

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Cape Henlopen Superintendent Of Schools Opening

I see where the Cape Henlopen School District is looking for a Superintendent Of Schools. Their website shows David E. Robinson, as the current Superintendent and I believe was hired as an interim superintendent. Prior to Mr. Robinson having the post George E. Stone, former Delmar School District Superintendent, had the job. Mr Stone left to go to New York State as the Lakeland Central School District superintendent in 2010. The Cape Henlopen school district (with 1,222 students) has the town of Lewes in the school district. It has been the subject of a number of children/student sexual abuse cases and Muslim student lawsuits.

Edmund Bayly Will - 1717

In the name of God I Edmund Bayly of the County of Accomack in Virginia being sick weake in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be to almighty God for the same doe make and ordaine this my last will & Testement in manner and forms Following first I give & bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my heavenly Father through whom I trust to enjoy Eternall salvation by merits of my only Saviour & Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to earth from whence it was taken to be buried at the decretion of my executors hereafter named.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Crippen my slaves, Anne & Guy to the heires of her body for ever and for want of such heirs I give the said slaves Anne to my son Edmund and to heirs of his body for ever, and my aforesaid slave Guy to my daughter Tabitha & to ye. Heires of her body for Ever I alsoe give to my daughter Elizabeth Crippen two small silver spoons, and a good Feather bed and furniture and one Iron pott containing six or seven gallons two Cowes and calves, two yearlins, one bull, and six ewes & a ram, and my gray horse Dolphin: alsoe I give her Chest & Red side sadle now in her possession.

I give my Daughter Tabitha my slaves Betty & Jenny & to ye. Heires of her body for ever excepting the child that Jenny now goes with all which Child I give to the child my wife now goes with if she be with child as hereafter bequeathed I give my said slave Jenny to my wife for & during her widowhood. Alsoe I give my daughter Tabitha a learge Silver Spoone and a gold ring the Pose theron (prepare to follow me) alsoe one sorrel mare two Cowes & Calves two yearlings & a bull one good feather bed & furniture one Iron Pott containing six or seven gallons six ewes and a ram and her chest & side saddle now in her possession.

I give & bequeath unto my son Edmund all my land & Plantation on the sea side containing Eight hundred acres and to the heires of his body for ever and for want of such heirs I give the said Land & Plantation to the child my wife now goes with if she be with child and should it prove a boy, but if it proves a girl then I give halfe of the personall estate which I by this will give to my son Edmund to the child when borne of my wife and if my wife be not with child & my son Edmund dies without heirs as forsaid then I give unto my daughter Elizabeth & to the heirs of her body three hundred & fifty acres of land beginning on the sea side & including the full Breadth till the said quantity of three hundred & fifty acres be fully laid out on my sd. Land & Plantation and the remaining part of my said land I give unto my daughter Tabitha & to the heirs of her body for ever always giving to my wife Mary the halfe of my said Planation & copper still & furniture and orchard & houses during her widowhood and at the time of her marriage she to have but one third part of my Plantation orchard & houses and copper still & Furniture during her life & ye. Plantation if divided to run an equall breadth from the sea side: I also give to my said son Edmund one old white mare a good feather bed & furniture two cowes & calves two yearlings & one bull one Iron Pott of six or seven gallons six Ewes & a Ram, alsoe his choice of my guns and my pistol & holster & sadle: O alsoe give unto my said son Edmund my slave Anthony and a young horse two silver spoones my wife Mary having the part in it before mentioned alsoe I give my son Edmund the Chest I call my chest alsoe I give unto my son Edmund one years schooling more to be paid for out of my estate after Easter next.

I give unto my beloved wife Mary all the whole Estate that belonged to her deceased husband Charles Bayly and all legacies that was left by her deceased husband & all yt. Ever was hers in her widowhood & ye: halfe of my plantation houses & orchard & halfe my still during her widowhood and at the time of her marriage she to have but the third part & my horse called Sorrell and my two slaves Jengo & Jenny during her widowhood and at the time of her marriage, my slave Jengo I give to my son Edmund & his heirs of his body for ever & Jenny I give to my daughter Tabitha and to the heires of her body for ever & my will is that my two Slaves Jengo & Jenny during the time they are in the possession of my wife Mary by this will they shall not be hired out to any person from my Plantation but there remains.

My will is that if my wife be with child I give unto it when borne two silver spoons & a gun, alsoe the halfe of my estate not already bequeathed to Any of my children aforesaid and the negro child which my negro wench Jenny goes with be not weened that my daughter Tabitha shall not hinder the said Negro wench Jenny from looking after her said child & suckling it till it be twenty months old.

I give to my nephew Whittington Bayly a yearling horse & a gun.

I give the remaining part of my estate not already given by me to be equally divided between my three children Elizabeth Tabitha & Edmund My will is that Edmund Scarburgh Morris Sheaperd & Henry Scarburgh Inventory my estate as soone as they can after my decease Alsoe my will is that my son Edmund be under the guid & direction of his Uncle Morris Sheapard and doe not allow my said son Edmund to make any bargains with any person for a greater sume or quantity yn. The value of ten shillings without the advice & consent of his said uncle Morris Sheaperd till he comes to the age of eighteen years.

Lastly I doe make constitute & appoint my loving wife Mary & my son Edmund my Joynt Executors of this my last will & testament In Witness wherof I have hereunto sett my hand & affixed my seale the sixth day Febry 1717/18

Edmund Bayly