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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Rolodex

Rolodexes
Try using a rolodex to organize all those little bits and pieces of info. The Planner Notebook is great for the stuff you need to carry around with you. But what about all the stuff that you don't need to carry around with you? Use a rolodex! Need to have the measurements of your living room but don't need to carry it around with you every day? Jot down those measurements on a rolodex card and file under "L" for living room or whatever makes sense to you. Need the wallpaper man's contact info but you don't need to carry it with you since it will be years before you need him again? Use a rolodex card. The little things you need to keep track of but you can't always remember.

Here are some other ways to use the rolodex:

  • Staple your paint chips on a rolodex card for each of your rooms
  • Your Christmas card addresses
  • Your computer user ID's and passwords (or use an address book)
  • The model # of your fridge's water filter and the dates you should change it
  • Gift ideas for your spouse, children, family. Each family member gets a card and you jot down ideas as you think of them or hear them mentioned.
  • Stain removing tips
  • Uses of vinegar, peroxide, etc.
  • The contact info for those pet friendly motels in that city you like to vacation in.
  • Where to order that special furniture polish you like.
  • Your takeout restaurants.
  • Staple or glue business cards to rolodex cards.

And you don't have to have an ugly rolodex! You can alter it and make it all your own. Paint it, add stickers to it, use ribbons, fancy paper clips and pretty paper to the rolodex cards. If "A-B-C's" aren't getting it for you, then make the tabs whatever you want. How about "All The Things I want To Do" and "All My Dreams Have Come True", "Goals" and "Goals Accomplished", "Bucket List", "Daily Scripture"? Use photos or cutout pictures to personalize.




Little Tough Stuff

Our little grand nephew, Brett, got in trouble at his daycare for wrestling and hurting some other children. Jenny told us on Facebook. I wanted to scrapbook this Facebook moment. So I pulled a photo she had sent of him playing with his cousins in his paternal grandparents' above ground pool. He was wearing his Dad's sunglasses and has his Dad's hand on his arm. (In Illinois they have to have above ground pools because of the harsh winters.) It's not like we're proud he played too hard with the other little kids. But it's just such a Boy thing! And his Dad's comment was so funny! So this is the digital scrapbook page I did of a Facebook moment and capturing a little boy's rite of passage.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Alexander and Adeline Brice

Alexander and Adeline Brice had a daughter named...
...Elizabeth J. Brice and she married William Wilder and they had a son named...
......James L.A. Wilder and he married Nancy M. Floyd and they had a son named...
.........John Langdon Wilder and he married Lora Massengale and they had a daughter named...
.............Clara Marie Wilder who married Julian Rhett Prince and they had a daughter named...
...............Peggy Annette Prince who married William Clyde Harris and they had a son named...
..................Stan!

Alexander Brice was born between 1812-1814 in Spartanburg County, SC to William and Jane Brice. He married T.E. Adeline Unknown. She was born around 1814 in South Carolina.

Alex Brice and Adeline had 11 children that I'm aware of:
1) M.E. Brice (DOB: About 1834 in South Carolina; DOD: ? in ? )
2) Elizabeth J. Brice, Lizzie Brice (DOB: 8/1/1839 in South Carolina; DOD: 8/22/1922 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married William Wilder
3) William A. Brice (DOB: About 1844 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: ? in ? )
4) Texanna S. Brice (DOB: About 1847 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: ? in ? )
5) Zachary T. Brice (DOB: About 1847 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: ? in ? )
6) S. R. Brice (DOB: About 1849 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: ? in ? )
7) Thomas R. Brice (DOB: 3/1850 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: 11/19/1922 in Arkansas)
8) John L. Brice (DOB: About 1853 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: ? in ? )
9) Wilds Morton Brice (DOB: About 1854 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: 1/11/1937 in Caldwell County, TX)
10) Augustus C. Brice (DOB: About 1858 in Polk County, NC; DOD: 2/14/1881 in Cleburne County, Arkansas)
11) Mary Brice (DOB: About 1861 in Polk County, NC; DOD: ? in ? )



1840 U.S. Census of Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: 515; Page: 112; Image: 231; Family History Library Film: 0022511, Line 28, "Alexr Brice"
Name: Alexr Brice
County: Spartanburg
State: South Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 (1811-1820, Alexander Brice)
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 (1836-1840)
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 (1831-1835)
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 (1811-1820, Adeline Brice)
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1 (1761-1780)
Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 6
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total Slaves: 1
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6




1850 U.S. Census of Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: M432_858; Page: 124B; Image: 254, Lines 39-42, "Alexander Brice"
Alexander Brice, 37 yrs old (DOB 1813), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, Born in SC
Adeline Brice, 36 yrs old (DOB 1814), F, W, Born in SC
M.E. Brice, 16 yrs old (DOB 1834), F, W, Born in SC
E.J. Brice, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), M (sic, ?), W, Born in SC
W.A. Brice, 6 yrs old (DOB 1844), F, W, Born in SC
Z.L. Brice, 3 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, Born in SC
S. Brice, 3 yrs old (DOB 1847), F, W, Born in SC
S.R. Brice, 1 yrs old (DOB 1849), F, W, Born in SC




1860 U.S. Census of Columbus, Polk County, North Carolina; Roll: M653_910; Page: 95; Image: 196; Family History Library Film: 803910, Lines 15-32, "Alexander Brice"
Alexander Brice, 50 yrs old (DOB 1810), M(ale), W(hite), Jailor, $2,500 Real Estate Value, $1,500 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
T.E.A. Brice, 38 yrs old (DOB 1822), F, W, Born in SC
Wm. A. Brice, 15 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Born in SC, Attends School
Zachary T. Brice, 12 yrs old (DOB 1848), M, W, Born in SC, Attends School
Texanna Brice, 12 yrs old (DOB 1848), F, W, Born in SC, Attends School
Thos Brice, 10 yrs old (DOB 1850), M, W, Born in SC, Attends School
John Brice, 7 yrs old (DOB 1853), M, W, Born in SC, Attends School
Wiles Brice, 6 yrs old (DOB 1854), M, W, Born in SC, Attends School
Augustus C. Brice, 2 yrs old (DOB 1858), M, W, Born in NC
R.R. Murphy, 27 yrs old (DOB 1833), M, W, Physician, $0 Real Estate Value, $305 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Louisa Murphy, 19 yrs old (DOB 1841), F, W, Born in SC
Nanna T. Murphy, 3/12 mos old (DOB 1860), F, W, Born in NC
R.S. Abrams, 36 yrs old (DOB 1824), M, W, _. _. Clerk, $1,000 Real Estate Value, $4,700 Personal Estate Value, Born in NC
Ossier Burgess, 38 yrs old (DOB 1822), M, W, Born in SC, Imprisoned for debt
Rebeca Burgess, 28 yrs old (DOB 1832), F, W, Born in SC
Celess Burgess, 7 yrs old DOB 1853), F, W, Born in SC
Edgar Burgess, 3 yrs old (DOB 1857), M, W, Born in SC
Jane Pain, 40 yrs old (DOB 1820), F, Mulatto, House Servant, Born in NC




1870 U.S. Census of St. Charles, Prairie Township, Arkansas County, Arkansas; Roll: M593_47; Page: 87A; Image: 176; Family History Library Film: 545546, Lines 1-9, "Alexander Brice"
Alexander Brice, 58 yrs old (DOB 1812), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $0 Real Estate Value, $200 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Adeline Brice, 48 yrs old (DOB 1822), F, W, Keeping House, Born in SC
William Brice, 24 yrs old (DOB 1846), M, W, Born in SC
Texena Brice, 22 yrs old (DOB 1848), F, W, Born in SC
Thomas Brice, 19 yrs old (DOB 1851), M, W, Born in SC
John Brice, 17 yrs old (DOB 1853), M, W, Born in SC
Wylde Brice (sic), 15 yrs old (DOB 1855), M, W, Born in SC
Augusta Brice, 11 yrs old (DOB 1859), M, W, Born in NC
Mary Brice, 9 yrs old (DOB 1961), F, W, Born in NC




1880 U.S. Census of Sugar Loaf, Van Buren County, Arkansas; Roll: 58; Family History Film: 1254058; Page: 399A; Enumeration District: 199; Image: 0300, Lines 22-26, "Alex Brice"
Alex Brice, W(hite), M(ale), 67 yrs old (DOB 1813), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Adline Brice (sic), W, F, 57 yrs old (DOB 1823), Wife, Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Texanner Brice (sic), W, F, 28 yrs old (DOB 1852), Daughter, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Augustus Brice, W, M, 21 yrs old (DOB 1859), Son, Single, Born in SC (sic), Both parents born in SC
Mary Brice, W, F, 20 yrs old (DOB 1860), Daughter, Single, Born in SC (sic), Both parents born in SC

Alexander Brice died 12/2/1881 in Cleburne County, Arkansas. He is buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Arkansas.




Adeline Brice died ? in ? .


Here is their daughter's death certificate. Elizabeth Brice Wilder died on 8/22/1922 in Spartanburg County, SC.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Brett Goes To His First Movie

Jenny took Brett to his first movie today. He loves the video, Cars (Disney Pixar Animation Studio). So when Cars 2 came out, she took him to see it. I did this digital scrapbook page of his first movie. I found the pictures of Lightning McQueen, Tow-Mater and the movie by doing a Google search.


A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia by Richard Jay Hutto


A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia by Richard Jay Hutto

The story is about Chester A. Burge, the illegitimate offspring of Macon gentry, who longed to be accepted among Macon’s elite, but remained on the outside looking in. Hutto traces illegitimate Chester Burge’s roots back through several generations of family leading up to the 1960’s. His ambition to join society as a true Dunlap was blighted by his evil nature. To make his wealth he began loan sharking, running illegal liquor and "selling" homes to poor blacks then foreclosing on them if they were late for payments. If they weren't late for payments then he made sure something else came up and he would foreclose on them. They would lose the money they had put into their homes and he came out all the richer for his devious ways.


Chester's Shirley Hills mansion



Chester's famous cousin, Baby Frances, who was noted in the Guiness Book of World Records for being the fattest woman and, who traveled in a circus.

Chester's life was a sorry, self-made mess and his marriages were dysfunctional from the beginning. Chester and his 2nd wife, Mary, had an only child, John L. Burge, had his own problems and his marraige suffered too. The whole family seemed to live in madness and evil. Then, in 1960, Chester entered the hospital for a double hernia operation and his wife, Mary, was found strangled in her bedroom the next morning.

Chester had motives galore but did he have means? After all he was post-surgery in a hospital. He was the one everyone hoped had done it so he could be put away and Macon would be less one big problem. But did he do it? Could he have?


Chester Burge's maid and chauffeur

Richard Jay Hutto writes this scandalous true crime. Peeling it like an onion, he shows the underside of 1950's and 1960 Macon, GA with Chester in the center. Anything but genteel! But there were still too many unanswered questions. I tend to like everything neatly tied up in the end and there is no answer to the question in this story.

Reading this book was like looking at bugs through a microscope but you still don't know where the bugs end up.

His third wife, Anna Dickie Oleson, married him knowing all about his situation. She was 19 years older than him. The marriage didn't do well but Chester died in October, 1963 when their N. Palm Beach home mysteriously exploded. He ran out of his burning home. But he was on fire himself and died of his burns. So, it seems he may have paid for his sins one way or the other. Chester Burge is buried in an unmarked corner of his elegant family's mausoleum. Anna lived in Northfield, MN and died 5/21/1971 at the age of 86 yrs old. She is buried with her first husband, Peter Oleson, in the Sakatah Cemetery in Waterville, MN.

451 F.2d 221: The Citizens & Southern National Bank, As Administrator Andjohn L. Burge, As Executor, Estate of Chester A.burge, Deceased, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. United States of America, Defendant-appellee
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. - 451 F.2d 221
Nov. 10, 1971
...
¶2
Chester A. Burge, a resident of the State of Florida, died on October 7, 1963, survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Dickie Oleson Burge, and by an only child, John L. Burge, whose mother was the decedent's first wife. At the time of his death, the decedent owned property in both Florida and Georgia. His last will and testament was duly admitted to probate in Palm Beach County, Florida, and John L. Burge qualified as executor of the decedent's Florida estate. The widow, however, decided to take against the will and formally elected a statutory dower interest in the decedent's Florida estate, which entitled her to one-third of the realty and personalty of the decedent.

¶3
The decedent's will had been executed prior to his marriage to Mrs. Anna Burge and contained no provision in contemplation of that union. Therefore, under Georgia law, the decedent's marriage effectuated a revocation of his will,1 and upon the decedent's death title to his Georgia property, which consisted solely of realty, vested immediately in John L. Burge, subject only to the widow's right to take a child's share in the Georgia estate or have dower assigned therein.2 Under Georgia law, the widow's dower interest was a one-third life estate in all of the decedent's Georgia property,3 but a child's share, in the case of Mrs. Anna Burge, was an undivided one-half interest in all of the decedent's Georgia realty.4

¶4
Without formally electing either a child's share or a dower interest in the Georgia property, the widow, some five months after the decedent's death and subsequent to her election to take a dower interest in the Florida estate, entered into an agreement with her stepson in which she relinquished all of her right, title, interest, claim, or demand in the entire estate of her husband in exchange for $40,000. In due course plaintiff Citizens & Southern National Bank, as administrator of the Georgia estate, and plaintiff John L. Burge, as executor of the Florida estate, filed a federal estate tax return in which they claimed a marital deduction in excess of $82,000 against a gross estate of approximately $400,000. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue reduced the marital deduction to $40,000, which is the amount received by the widow from her stepson in exchange for all of her rights and interests in the entire estate. This disallowance of the claimed marital deduction was accompanied by an assessment of additional tax, which was paid by the estate. The plaintiffs then filed a claim for refund, which was disallowed, and thereafter timely instituted an action in federal district court to recover the allegedly erroneous tax assessment.
...

Ocmulgee National Monument Fire Ruled Arson
By LIZ FABIAN - lfabian@macon.com
A 154-year-old house that survived a Civil War raid was nearly destroyed in an arson early Wednesday at the Ocmulgee National Monument...“Investigators have no question it was arson,” David said. “The individual started a fire in one of the back rooms.” Dwight Donald Davis, 57, of Macon, is charged with arson, burglary and criminal trespass, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office...154-year-old house that survived a Civil War raid was nearly destroyed in an arson early Wednesday at the Ocmulgee National Monument...The house was built in 1857 as a wedding present from the bride’s parents when Mary Burge married Capt. Sam Dunlap...It’s a fact that Macon Councilman Rick Hutto knows well...He spent years researching the family for a book he wrote that detailed the sordid and murderous tale of Chester Burge...

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