Tuesday, February 23, 2016

"Where have you been for the past seven months???"

It seems like it's only been a month or two since the Hyman Family Reunion in North Harlowe, Craven, NC...but that was in May 2015...and my last blog post on the white slave owner was written in July 2015.


While contemplating the genealogies of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, on the evening my husband took me to to see Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, I received an unexpected call from our cousin, Rosalind. Seems there are two cousins out there who desire for me to work on their family branch for the next Hyman reunion in 2017. 

I was so excited! 

But, I have yet to hear from anyone. 

So family . . . if that might be yourself who is looking for some more roots to your tree, you can contact me via the Contact Me button above. I'm on Gmail and Facebook, or you can leave a message on Hyman Family Descendants group page on Facebook (closed group). If you're not a member yet, send me a message and I'll invite you to join.

In the meantime, I have been revving up on parts 5 (the client report) and 7 (the kinship determination project) of my portfolio for BCG (Board for Certification of Genealogists). 

I'm on my second and last extension, and the project is due, in the mail and ready to go on May 30, 2016! This is it! I'm going to do it this year!!

The goal is certification, then working on some details toward professional development. More on that later...

So, with that in mind, I hope you will excuse the giant hole on the blog. 

More to come...

I promise!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

An Abstract of : The Will of Thomas Hyman

Craven County, North Carolina
Record of Wills (Loose), 1760-1890
Will Book B: 287 - 288.
Written 25 April 1807; proved December Term 1807

In the name of God, Amen. I THOMAS HYMAN of the County of Craven, give my wife PATSEY, during her life, one third part all my lands including the buildings where we reside, and the negroes STEPNEY, DINAH, BIG TOM, MOLLY, SAM, FIELDER, CAMBRIDGE, CHARITY, RACHAEL, and blacksmith, GODFREY; to my son, SAMUEL, all my lands situate in Craven County upon Hancocks Creek, Northward of Bounder neck gut and the south prong of said gut; to my daughter ANN, all that part of my lands situate in Craven County upon Hancocks Creek,  Southward of Bounder neck gut, and southward of the south prong of said gut; to my son SAMUEL the negroes,  NELLY, AFFRICA, BOB, BEN, BIG BILL, ABRAHAM, SUKEY, LITTLE BILL, DAVID, and my half of negro LARRY, owned by WILLIAM CONWAY and me; to my daughter ANN, the negroes, TILL, LITTLE TOM, NOAH, TOBEY, JACOB, AMERICA, ADAM and HETT; to my son SAMUEL my interest and property in the Stock, debts, tools and other property belonging to the partnership of WILLIAM CONWAY and me in the Blacksmith business excepting only my interest in the negroes WILLOUGHBY and PHOBE, which I give WILLIAM CONWAY, the residue of my estate to be equally divided among my wife and two children.

I[f] my children die under the age of twenty one, without issue living at their decease, the shares go to the surviving child; i[f] both my children should die under the age of twenty one and without issue living at the time of their decease, I give to BETSEY COART, daughter of my former wife, all the negroes I obtained by my marriage with her mother and the residue of the negroes & personal property given to my children & the profits arising from the same, not  applied  towards the maintenance and education of my children. I give upon the death of my children, as aforesaid, to my wife; my lands, upon the death of my children,  I give my nephew WILLIAM CONWAY; I appoint my wife PATSEY and WILLIAM CONWAY Executors Newbern the 25th day of April 1807.


State of North Carolina, Craven County, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, December Term 1807; THOMAS HYMAN deceased was proved by the oath of WILLIAM HOLLISTER, a witness, and WILLIAM CONWAY, one of the Executors. Ordered that letters testamentary issue to said Execr and that said Will be Recorded.