Clinkscales Family in America

February 20, 2018

Warehouse in Glencoe 2018

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The building close to full at last stop by there.

August 30, 2017

a picture for you – Hester Kate Clinkscales Justice – memorial BY: C A Abernathy

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October 30, 2016

Message Boards – [Excerpt/Query] Native American Connections?

Filed under: Uncategorized — taracat1210 @ 3:11 pm

genealogy of clinkscales family
nograyareas60064 (View posts)
Posted: 20 Aug 2002 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sylvester clinkscales, Mary Ann Scott, Isabella Clinkscales

Good Evening to all,My name is Robert Clinkscales and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I recently attended a family reunion in Chicago, Illinois and was informed their is a great abundance if mixture of races from black Americans to Cherokee Indians.

So with my curiosity I’m seeking to find out about our family history and talking with some of the older family members the family lived in Anderson, South Carolina.

The grandparents are Sylvester and Julia Clinkcales (maiden name is Rice). My curiosity was further aroused when I met a guy who is white from South Carolina who lives in Anderson south Carolina and said a relative by the name of “Pru Clinkscales” married a black female, but didn’t know her name.

At this recent reunion which was my first, I met some Clinkscales from New Jersey as well who knew a “Lamar Clinkscales from Anderson, South Carolina. I also met a woman who attends college and received tuition money because she was able to prove that she could trace her family line through the Indian Rolls of the Natchcez/Choctaw/Cherokee/Mexican off the Choctaw Reservation.

The great great grandmother was “Isabella Clinkscales” on the grandmother’s side. Also their was a “Mary Ann Scott, Seminole”, on the Seminole Reservation and was able to obtain her enrollment number!

So I hope you can see why i’m curious…I thank you for any information, you can send regarding our family tree ..thank you!

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Re: Clinkscales Tartan… or lack of one
Paula Clinkscales Newbeck (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jul 2003 4:08AM GMT
Classification: Query


Forgot to add a few bits of info. What I have found in my research is that Clinkscales means one of two things… either it’s a job orientated name for someone who made chain mail. The chinking of scales onto hard leather to make a chain mail suit. Or…. it’s believed to be for the land owned near a town near Coldingham Berwickshire Scotland. Since the motto, crest and coat of arms all mention some sort of mail I put my faith into the first explanation of the surname.

I also forgot to tell you what the coat of arms is. Without being hugely technical….(each part of the coat of arms has it’s own meaning as do each of the colors associated with each part) it is an Esquire’s helmet azure surmounted by two lances in black in a St. Andrew’s cross. Two red pennons drape down the sides. The helmet is for knightly duty, the lances are for bravery in battle, the black for grief, and the red pennons are awarded for gallantry, constantcy and dedication to duty.I’ll email you the full description if you want it.Paula

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Re: genealogy of clinkscales family
Kelli Clinkscales Burnett (View posts)
Posted: 1 Nov 2002 2:34AM GMT
Classification: Query

I grew up less than 40 miles from the Broadway plantation owned by the Clinkscales family in Anderson County. My grandfather still owns a portion of this land. I have been in contact with an African American Clinkscales from this same area who told me her ancestor was a slave on this plantation who took the Clinkscales name. This was common practice, and as the family owned many slaves during the height of slavery this would help to explain the diverse backgrounds of the Clinkscales name. There is still a large population of Clinkscales in Anderson county, both caucasian and African American. This is the first time that I have heard of a Native American background for this family, but I am not surprised that there is one. I am happy to share any info that I have.

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December 29, 2014

2014 in review

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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 820 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 14 trips to carry that many people.

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August 10, 2014

LINK/Lead: — (Clinkscales) Obituaries: Newspaper and Funeral Home Obituaries and Death Notices from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand

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Obituary results

1 – 13 of 13 for “clinkscales”

SSDI data is not available for the past three years.

via Obituaries: Newspaper and Funeral Home Obituaries and Death Notices from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

via Obituaries: Newspaper and Funeral Home Obituaries and Death Notices from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

August 9, 2014

LINK/Excerpt: — Descendants of Robert Ellis (Henry davis + Effie Clinkscales)

Filed under: 1850-1899 — weavercat @ 5:29 pm

………………………. 6 Henry Davis 1889 –

…………………………. +Effie Clinkscales

via Descendants of Robert Ellis.

via Descendants of Robert Ellis.

March 11, 2011

To Privatize Post/Pages or Not?

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 10:39 pm

I have a debate brewing in my mind about this Blog/journal — to privatize posts/pages of a certain nature or not. None of the over 97 posts were ever posted with any intent other than to share my personal memories of my life, hometown and various topics that are current that hold my interests.
This will continue to be my philosophy — and should anyone have “issue” with what I have posted here — I, yes, I am the one you should contact with your comments, complaints or friendly suggestions for change. Not my mother, brother, cousins; or other relatives that have contact with me.
If, you return to my site, only to find a post you read previous has changed from “public” to “password protected” — this can mean several things.
1) The content has been outdated by more current information,
2) I need to update/correct or otherwise change the textual content,
3) There are hyperlinks that are included in the post/page that are no longer valid/active, and I will need to see if i can find current links with the same content, before the post/page can restored to a ‘public’ status,
4) I have ‘family issues’ related to aspects of these post/pages — which need to resolved before the status MAY BE changed to public.
One last item:
I am a writer, trained in journalistic style — at one time I was a Communications major (while in college); I also have some training in legal research; what does this mean? (You ask?).
I am somewhat familiar with what is acceptable to be reported/reviewed/re-posted online, and many websites which host many government/freely available documents — free due to the “FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT”.
So, no — I do not place anything on my blog/journal without some form of documentation, and give credit where the items/text/photos originated from — that would not credible research/reporting.
If you want to find out more about the history of your hometown, GOOGLE is your friend — what it can NOT DO is distinguish between what you “want” to find, and what has actually been documented through media, court cases, expose’ books; and genealogy research.
So this brings me back to the debate — to privatize or NOT?
If you have observations/comments — I would like to hear them.

— C A Abernathy

July 8, 2010

Hot day

Filed under: Prose and Daily Ramble — weavercat @ 12:42 am

7 July 2010
One very hot day.
Dave and I delivered groceries to Mom; then headed back home.
Stopped at a few thrift/antique stores along the way.
Since getting in the AC, and starting to cool off, have been reading messages, and adding/correcting more items on my websites (somewhat set in havoc by my previous computer dying); as well as blogs, and misc. stuff.
Need to get things sorted out with this new laptop, get it behaving the way I want it; so I will be able to create a backup set of RECOVERY disks — then get Dave to set it for dual-boot (Windows 7 and Linux).
My head is pounding, so I won’t do much more for now.
How has your week been?
Would love to hear from my readers.
— Cathy

June 1, 2010

Death of a computer…a new beginning

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 11:26 pm

(Take two…)
Attempted this post just but a few minutes ago — stepped away from the keyboard — came back the automatic Windows 7 update had re-started my computer. [growl!]
I lost all the text I had written (now have settings a bit different, to prevent this problem from occurring again) — I hate having to re-write things when software/OS updates cause me to lose them.
Now, where was I?
Ahhh, heck — I think I’ll do something else and come back to this post. There are things needing to be added, set-up; and yet to be test-driven on this computer.
I promise to return – soon.
“And to continue…”
— Cathy

December 5, 2009

Happy Holidays!

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Cathy Ann Abernathy’s MySpace Blog |

Happy Holidays!
Hope everyone has Happy Holidays – despite the moody/cold/wet weather that may come our way before Christmas.

I know many have been dealing with issues that life seems to ‘surprise us’ with; but you have to remember, there are people who care about you, and will listen if you want/need to talk.
Yesterday I spent trying to get my hobby room in order – but I never realized exactly how much yarn, string, floss that I have collected — it would fill a small room! (so it nearly does.)

Now, that I have that ‘stash’ somewhat sorted – what do I do with the rest of my treasures? Old school yearbooks, newspaper clippings, ticket stubs, old grocery list — outdated addresses/phone numbers on scraps of paper — You get the general idea…
Yes, CHRISTMAS is quickly approaching.
No, we have not completed our shopping list , yet.
Dave and I may end up creating gifts — at least a few. Others will be added as we can purchase them.
With the economy on the skids — I am sure everyone is trying to find ways to save money while not losing the true spirit of Christmas giving.
One long-tried tip? Trade days, flea markets and yard sales…
Not your style of gift source…well, give a try — you will never know what unique gift items can be found, and most very reasonable in cost.
The best quote I have heard lately — “Rare books, make for rare gifts”. So, most rare books won’t be found in a new bookstore.
Just a bit of a ramble for this first Friday of 2009.
Anyway, here’s hoping you have the best holidays possible. Drop a note my way if you get a chance during this hectic season.
— Cathy Ann Abernathy – weavercat@gmail.comhttp://weavercat.wordpress.com

September 23, 2009

Teague (English) = Theigue (Irish) = Tadhg (Celtic)

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 12:16 am

Celtic Surnames

So much for our surnames. If havoc has been played with them in the course of a century or two, still greater havoc has been made with our Christian names. Mr. Laurence Ginnell, in his interesting article in a late number of the New Ireland Review, has pointed out that the Highlanders have preserved their Celtic Christian names much better than we have preserved ours. Even when their surnames may have changed, still we find such markedly Gaelic Christian names as Angus and Malcolm and Duncan and Murdoch and Kenneth and Donald quite popular amongst them, and sometimes even in Lowland families. Of thousands of Celtic Christian names current amongst us, so late even as a couple of centuries ago, scarce half a hundred survive: among the most usual being Brian, Colman, Donagh (Ir. Donnchadh, Scottish ‘Duncan’) Felim, Fergus, Finnian (Ir. Finnghin), Fintan, Kieran (Ciarán), Kevin (Ir. Caoimhghin) Jarlath (for Iarfhlaith), Mogue (Maodhóg), Murtagh (Muircheartach), Neill (for Niall), Owen (Eoghan), and Theigue (for Tadhg). And most of these are very rare. No doubt a great many more are used in Irish, but they are generally Englished by some travesty, as when Diarmuid (‘Dermod,’ ‘Dermot’) is rendered by ‘Jeremiah,’ or ‘Darby,’ Domhnall (‘Donald’) by `Daniel,’ Conchubhar (‘ Conor ‘) by ‘Cornelius,’ Cathal (‘Cahal’) by ‘Charles,’ Flaithri by ‘Florence,’ Maol-Mhuire by ‘Miles’, ‘Myles,’ &c.

September 13, 2009

You might be melungeon if…[may be a repeat post, but is worth it.]

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You Might Be Melungeon If . . . by Donald Panther Yates

Your grandfather is buried under a tombstone with a Star of David.
Someone in your family married a Portuguese.
You have a knoblike bump at the base of your brain.
You were born with six fingers on each hand.
All your ancestors came from Tennessee or Kentucky.
Your grandmother was called something like Mahala Jane.
There are six women named Alzina Louisa in your family tree.
You have an uncle named Milton or Furby.
You are related to both Pocahontas and Christopher Columbus.
You make deals only with relatives.
You suffer from something the old folks call Indian Fever.
Your ancestors lived on property straddling two or more states or counties and were sometimes counted on the census in one place, sometimes in another place, without moving.
One line in your family claimed simultaneously to be Scots-Irish, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.

September 8, 2009

No Mail, No Ringing Phones

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 1:37 am

No mail today…no phones ringing.
Just a fairly quiet day — so what if it’s Labor Day?
We had our cookout day before yesterday; and the smoked-meat has been a delight…don’t you wish you ahd some?
There has also been several hour of non-stop music — yesterday/last night while I sat watching YouTube music videos, and sat weaving on friendship bracelets.
Oh, there have been a few chores completed:
Laundry. Dishes. Sorting newspapers. Cleaing my workroom/office. Feeding the cats.
But for the most part, the biggest difference this week than last? Is the cooler temperatures, and being able to get things done (indoors and out).
Yes, that’s the word for my mood this “long” weekend.
This could be from reading old newspapers, while listinging to even older songs playing on my computer.
Either way, I have some tales rattling around in my head that may get online, very soon!
Possible topics include:
1) How I got Enrolled in College.
2) How many strings does it take to reach from the 1990’s until 2009?
3) Dreams: Past and Present.
4) Too Many Kinfolks?
5) Family Stories: Animal Tales
That should be enough tips for stories, for now.
More to add here soon.

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