Toomer Family BLOG

Our goal is to celebrate ALL Toomer family members today and yesterday. This blog will include history, genealogy, and reunion news. Additionally we will share our talent in poetry and prose, along with spotlight news on family members.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

This blog is dedicated to ALL Toomer family members, past, present, and future. We want to share information about our family history research and family reunion.

13 Comments:

  • At 10:53 PM, Blogger Big Toom said…

    This is a nice idea. The only thing that I did not like was that I had to create an account (username and password)inorder to make a comment. Then they wanted me to create a name and url for a blog. I did not want to do that so I just closed the window. Then I came back to this window and put in a comment. And here I am. This is a nice idea.

    I just have to remember my username and password for yet ANOTHER login.

     
  • At 9:56 PM, Blogger Shamele Jordon said…

    Never fear Big Toom. I changed the set up so that people can leave comments and not be forced to create a user account. This way it is easier for family and friends. We will keep it this way as long as we can.

     
  • At 8:14 AM, Blogger pooka said…

    Hey...this is nice. you're good shamele. hey i have a question about the page that used to be on the toomer website. the page that listed all the family names and birthdates, what happened to it?

     
  • At 9:28 AM, Blogger Shamele Jordon said…

    Cousin I was just thinking about you this morning. Wondering what you was up to. (I hope that this blog has not put a notification in my brain, automatically letting me know when family visits. I did not choose this setting.)

    Regarding the birthdays. Everyone asks about the birthdays. Well her is the story: After the developement of the Department of Toomer Homeland Security, they decided that it would be in the best interest of family members to remove this personal information from the Internet. We may, in the near future, publish family member's birth months. THS and the Floyd Administration are discussing possibilities.

    Hey. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned. I am going to try to blog regularly.

    Have a blessed day.

     
  • At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Coocooland said…

    Hello Shamele! As usual you have done a wonderful job. Even though I am not part of the Toomer family (sniff, sniff) I am encouraged to find out more about my family. I am particularly interested in the DNA testing but will speak with you about that later.

    Anyway, I hope to see you soon! Miss you girl!

     
  • At 12:35 PM, Blogger Shamele Jordon said…

    Hey CooCoo. Thanks for stopping by. With all of the help that you have given me and the excitement that you show each time there is a new Toomer product, you can be a Toomer Associate.

    I miss you and the citizens.

     
  • At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Ricardo Simon said…

    Hello Cousins (we're related somehow)! My name is Ricardo Simon and I am the son of Beverly Ann Toomer-Simon from Perry Georgia. My mother is the 2nd youngest of 12 (i think)from the late Fred & Cleon Toomer.

    From time to time, I check out your site for new information concerning the family and noticed that a blog was added. It is very good to see you guys doing big things "up north". It is my hope to start a similar site. FYI, the Toomers of Perry, GA will be having our 22nd year of reunions at Callaway Gardens this July.

    Take Care Cousins

     
  • At 10:08 PM, Blogger Shamele Jordon said…

    Hey Georgia cousin. I am very happy that you are checking us out. Really, ToomerFamily.com and the blog are for all Toomers. One day we will have more GA and NC information posted.

    Callaway Gardens is fantastic! I absolutely love that place. It is so beautiful in the mountains. It would be great to have the Sunday brunch at Callaway right now. Oh I can smell the sage sausage. I really wish that I could attend. I hope that you guys have a fantastic reunion. Please tell the Smalls hello. I have not spoken to Crystal or Marcus in a long time. Do you know them? (Sorry, I have not consulted the Toomer Encyclopedia, Floyd, to find out exactly who you are. I think that your Grandfather Fred Toomer was deeded (is that a word) land from the plantation there in Houston County.)

    Make sure that you let the GA Toomers know about the blog. Are any of you attending our Labor Day weekend reunion?

     
  • At 1:41 AM, Blogger Floyd M Riley said…

    Hello Ricardo,

    Believe it or not, I was thinking about the e-mail you sent me awhile back and was wondering if you actually started any of the research you spoke about. I should have contacted you before now to inquire about your progress. I hope all is well. I have not been down to Perry since 2002 and I can hear the town calling me. I received the notice about the reunion in July from your Aunt Justine but do not think that I can make it due to my Dad's reunion in Fla the weekend prior to yours. I shared the info with the Jersey Toomers last week in our family meeting so that everyone would be aware. I will definitely contact you to talk about the family history. Tell your mother I said 'Hello.'

    Floyd

     
  • At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Ricardo Simon said…

    Floyd & Shamele

    Great to hear from you both. Shamele, I know Marcus and Crystal quite well....they practically raised me. You are correct in that my grandfather Fred was deeded the land in Perry GA. Actually, it was my great, great grandfather Dave Toomer who purchased approximately 200 acres of land in 1900. My great grandfather Lewis inherited the land in 1930 and passed it along to my grandfather Fred.

    I have been meaning to get my research back in gear since moving back to Georgia. There was a pretty good article a few years back that talked about the Toomer estate and that at least discussed the estate back to my great great grandfather, Dave Toomer. I think, if I could find the names of Dave's parents, things would really start coming together. I was living and working in San Francisco for about 5 years, so my trips back home were somewhat infrequent....Hopefully, now that I am back close to home, I can take advantage of the Houston Co. archives.....I'm not sure if anyone is attending the labor day reunion, but I will make it a point to meet you guys one day soon.

    Floyd I have a question regarding the deed where Henry Toomer purchased 14 slaves from John. I am curious about the descendants of the remaining 9 slaves. I was reading up on Jean Toomer (the great novelist) and was surprised to learn that his father Nathan Toomer was among the slaves owned by John Toomer. Based on an article posted on the georgiaencyclopedia.org, it appears that around the 1859, Col Henry Toomer purhchased Nathan's mother, Kit, and seven of her children from the estate....which sums up to 9. Is there a possibility that the other 9 slaves were that of Nathan Toomer and his family? Even if it's not the case, I'm sure the family's are linked in some way. This is absolutely fascinating!

     
  • At 12:21 PM, Blogger Shamele Jordon said…

    Looks like we have another genealogist in the family! In addition to checking out the Houston Co. Courthouse, you should go to Morrow to the GA Archives. It is state of the art. Please tell Norleen at the GA Archives that the girl from NJ says help. She hipped us to a good soul food place down the street. Also the newly built National Archives is just next door. They just had a big genealogy event there.

     
  • At 8:32 PM, Blogger chelby said…

    hello,
    my name is chelby handy.
    i am a highschool student doing a research project on
    P.B.S. Pinchback. Seeing as though Jean Toomer is his grandson i would assume that you all are all related to him in some way.
    if someone could please contact me via email. i would really apprieciate it. i would really like to interview you over the phone if possible; i have some questions for you that hopefully you are able to answer.
    thank you so much.
    -chelby handy
    chelbyhandy@gmail.com

     
  • At 12:28 PM, Blogger Terry Toomer said…

    Every time I see this site I wonder are we of the same Toomer clan.My grandfathers name was Alfred Toomer born in Macon Ga. he had two brothers that I know of Willie and Clifford. I would love to trace my family tree and this can be a great start.May all the Toomer's family and friends be BLESSED.

     

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