"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press - 20 December 2001

“Confederate Stamp Alliance”

Many individuals are lucky to have letters from their ancestors that have been handed down from generation to generation. One of my readers recently contacted me about finding information about the stamp on an enveloped from the 1860s. If you are interested in Civil War era stamps, visit the Confederate Stamp Alliance website at http://www.jlkstamps.com/csa/csa.htm.

This website is strictly philatelic and the organization founded in 1935 for collectors and all those who are sincerely interested in the stamps and postal history of the Confederate States of America.

Current membership in the organization is approximately 700 members across the United States as well as several members in foreign countries. Anyone who is interested in the War for Southern Independence or who collects or is interested in starting a collection of Confederate or Civil War material in any form will find that membership in Confederate philately's national society provides distinct advantages.

Most importantly, the organization sponsors an authentication service for examining and rendering Certificates of Authentication on Confederate Stamps and Covers. Also, the organization holds an annual convention of Confederate collectors and features exhibits of Confederate stamps and covers. Future conventions: Charlotte, NC, 26-28 July 2002; St. Louis, MO, 7-9 March 2003; and, Sarasota, FL, 6-8 Feb 2004.

“Bobo Family Reunion”

Planning has started for the Bobo Family Reunion, which will be held in Hope, Arkansas, on 18-20 April 2002. The City of Hope is within driving distance of the homes of many Bobo descendants in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. It is estimated that more than 1,000 with the Bobo surname who live within driving distance of Hope.

Several Ohio descendants of Jared Bobo; Spartanburg Co., SC, descendants of Sampson Bobo; and, Union Co., SC, descendants of Lewis were among the earliest migrants to Arkansas in the 1800s settling throughout Western part of the state with the largest groups centered around Fort Smith in Sebastian Co. and Berryville in Carroll Co., AR. Young Schuler Bobo, a descendant of Lewis and Kindred and Green, settled in Spring Hill in Hempstead Co., just south of Hope For more information, visit the Bobo Family website at http://www.FamilyBobo.com or e-mail GFSChuck@aol.com or FamilyBobo@aol.com.


Queries related to families of Central and East Texas counties will be published in this column on a space-available basis. Start off your genealogy research in the New Year with queries! Send them to my mailing address below.

In this column, I will be glad to highlight and review any family history, genealogy, county history, or similar book, free of charge, if you donate a copy of the book or item. After it has been highlighted and reviewed, on a space available basis, it will be donated to the genealogy section of a library. You will receive an acknowledgment of the donation from the library. Mail item or book to me at the below address.

Lynna Kay Shuffield has written several books related to Texas genealogy and military history. She has spoken before numerous genealogy and veterans groups. Also, is a County Coordinator for the Texas GenWeb Project. Regretfully, she cannot help with individual genealogical research. Please visit the website for this column at: http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday/COLUMN-001.htm or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for column topics, genealogy or historical society announcements, please contact her at: P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or e-mail: lksfriday@sbcglobal.net

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