Starting Sept. 5, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Lampkin Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Ernest Lampkins, Shreveport, LA, Named African Tribal Chief
Posted by: Brenda Rigby (ID *****5966) Date: February 26, 2003 at 14:11:20
  of 264

My mother sent me an article about Ernest Lampkins, a retired Shreveport educator, who in 2001 was "seated as heir to a long-retired chieftaincy in Ho, a town in north Ghana, in West Africa," according to the Shreveport Times.

His grandfather, Joe Lampkins, was born into slavery and died in 1949 at the age of 111. Mr. Lampkins said, "My grandfather always told me that he was from 'away,' and I assumed he meant 'far away,' since he was born in slavery." But the word was Uwe, the name of a tribe in Ghana.

If this sounds familiar to anyone, I'd be happy to send a copy of it. I have no relationship to Mr. Lampkins; my mother found the article interesting, and I thought it might help another researcher.

Brenda Rigby



Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/lampkin/messages/176.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network