Joyceann’s Corner -Goldie

We are a family blessed with high achievers. Goldie is one such person but whom also possessed a loving nurturing nature. She left a positive and lasting impression on those who were fortunate enough to be in her life and a rich legacy for her descendants. Goldie Walker Hayes, was born in Overton, Dawson NebraskaContinue reading “Joyceann’s Corner -Goldie”

Joyceann’s Corner (Uncle Bill)

Everyone has at least one fun character in their family and ours is not exception so I introduce you to Our Uncle William (Bill) Page. “In Wabaunsee County, the most notorious of all of the sellers of illegal alcoholic beverages was Bill Page of Eskridge. Bill Page was born in 1867 Blacksville, Tennessee but spentContinue reading “Joyceann’s Corner (Uncle Bill)”

Joyceann’s Corner- Hatter

The earliest Hatter found so far is Frances Hatter b.1735, he was originally from the West coast of Africa. Our largest DNA concentration is from Benin/Togo.Frances Hatter freed after the death of John and Elizabeth Ariss, along with Charlotte  and Sarah. All slaves of this 1700 group maintain the name of Hatter Slaves. We found that Charlotte by the time sheContinue reading “Joyceann’s Corner- Hatter”

Joyceann’s Corner Episode 5 (Watson)

This is a series of profoundly gifted members of our community that have contributed much with no or little public recognition. We honor our own Today we share, Barbara Mae Watson, (1918-1983)  Barbara M. Watson, businesswoman, lawyer, government executive and diplomat, was born in New York City on November 5, 1918. She was the daughter of James S. Watson, the first black judge elected in New York State, and hisContinue reading “Joyceann’s Corner Episode 5 (Watson)”

Joyceann’s Corner Episode 4 -(Brown)

This is a series of profoundly gifted members of our community that have contributed much with no or little public recognition. We honor our own Today, We honor Gayleatha Beatrice Brown (1947-2013)   On July 2, 2009 President Barack Obama appointed Gayleatha Brown to be the United States ambassador to Burkina Faso.  Brown was born in Matawan, West Virginia on June 20, 1947.  Her family moved to NewContinue reading “Joyceann’s Corner Episode 4 -(Brown)”

Joyceann’s Corner Episode 3 (Stanfield)

This is a series of profoundly gifted members of our community that have contributed much with no or little public recognition. We honor our own Today we share, Sylvia Stanfield. Sylvia Stanfield, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, took up her post as U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ofContinue reading “Joyceann’s Corner Episode 3 (Stanfield)”

Joyceann’s Corner Episode 2 (Alexander)

This episode is about honoring Leslie M. Alexander (1948-  ) Leslie M. Alexander is a Career Foreign Service Officer. He was appointed by President William J. Clinton to serve as U.S. Ambassador to three nations: Mauritius and the Comoros where he served from 1993 to 1996, Ecuador where he served from 1996 to 1999, andContinue reading “Joyceann’s Corner Episode 2 (Alexander)”

Joyceann’s Corner Episode One (Payton)

My new podcast will feature excerpts from my website. I will begin with a series of profoundly gifted members of our community that have contributed much with no or little public recognition. First in our series is the Ambassadors Carolyn L. Robertson Payton (1925-2001) Dr. Carolyn L. Robertson Payton was the first African American andContinue reading “Joyceann’s Corner Episode One (Payton)”

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