Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jasmine Lorae Manning

The newest addition to the Family is welcome. She celebrated her first Christmas this year looking forward to the next one.

Friday, September 25, 2009

John Joseph Cooley

Born in southern Greenville County 19 Aug. 1819 (Possum Kingdom), he was the son of Hiram Cooley and Mary Ann Woodson Cooley. He was born the son of one of the richest men in Greenville county. He suffered the loss of his first wife Emily Chapman.

He went to war (Civil War) and fought for the south. During the war he was wounded, shot in the hip. For the rest of his life he walked with a limp.
After the war he made Corn Liquor for the Government. He attempted to make extra money by watering down the liquor. The inspector was going to test the batch that had been loaded and not wanting to get caught he had his son Thomas Oliver Cooley pull the pulg on the wagon and the whole batch was spilled onto the ground. (Oral History)
His second wife was Stacy Ann Chasteen.
John Joseph Cooley died 13 Dec 1896 and is buried next to his first wife Emily Chapman Cooley at Fork Shoals Baptist Church in southern Greenville County.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wedding Jennifer Len Smith & Timothy Justin Manning

July 25 2009, Jennifer Len Smith & Timothy Justin Manning were married in Pigeon Forge Tn.
The family is growing again

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Judy Elaine Cooley and Jackie Brooks Smith were marred at the Pelzer First Baptist Church in 1964. They had one son Anthony W. Smith.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Brother and sister die 5 days apart.

The family of Della Mae Smith and Bobby Eskew suffered the lose of two of its members Barbara Ann Eskew died on 5/8/2009 she was 52 and Terry Joe Eskew died on 5/13/2009. That only leaved two of the original 4 children. This was alot for a family to go through in a short period of time due to the youth of the two that passed.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wedding Julie Elaine Smith and Christopher Franklin Gosnell

October 12, 2008 Julie and Chris were joined in wedlock at the Pelzer Masonic Lodge in Pelzer SC.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

AJ Smith Eagle Scout 11/11/2007

AJ began his journey at about 91/2. He joined Cub Pack 717 as a Webelo. He earned his Arrow of Light. He earned every pin that a Webelo could earn.

He went to Boy Scout Camp with Troop 247 for the first time at 10 and 1/2. He quickly made it to Life Scout. He earned 55 Merit Badges. He held many positions within the troop. At 13 he had met all the requirements to become an Eagle Scout. Due to mix up in paper work and distractions he almost missed the chance.

In the true Boy Scout fashion he did a good turn that put him in touch with some one who would not let the thing stop.

At a few days before his 18th birthday he completed his Eagle Project. I am proud to Say that My SON IS AN EAGLE SCOUT.