Re: Re: Hugenots of the South - Frances Wimberly
Subject: Re: Re: Hugenots of the South
From: Frances Wimberly
Date: February 21, 2001

Oh about history; don't feel bad;  how I hated it in school, including
college and the humiliation; it was all about memorizing dates and retaining
what you read; left me out and yet I wanted to know history and family
geneology long before the 1st grade and that was many moons ago. I can't do
chronological order and this computer of my younger son's and the Internet
has helped me tremendously; I can remember things I never thought I could.
Isn't there a website   ????? Can watch Public
Television and can learn more about history and remember  it in an hour more
than I think I learned for 3 yrs. in school. Can't afford cable and not
going to pay for that mess for a few good channels. Same was true for math;
but I could paint, whoopee; you know how people regard Fine Arts majors!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gale Sanders" 
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 14:53 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Hugenots of the South

 Thank you Roger for a most informative history lesson.  I truly believe
> by learning about history, it will help us all to understand the great
> mirgrations that were happening even before different peoples came into
> USA.
> I know that the DNA project that is going on is trying to undertake this
> great task by getting people to donate their DNA plus 4 generations.  I
> myself have always wondererd about where certain groups of peoples came
> and why.
> Thanks again,
> Gale Sanders
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "Roger A Lucheta" 
> Reply-To: [email protected]
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: Re: "Hugenots of the South"
> Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 09:00:47 -1000
> Gale:
> Hugenouts were French Calvinists, who arose shortly after the Reformation
> in Geneva.  If you're Protestant, you believe that the French king
> persecuted them terribly - to include the St. Bartholemews Day Massacre -
> ultimately leading to an exodus of many of them from France.  (If you're
> Catholic - which I am - you're supposed to believe that they were
> antisocial troublemakers who brought their troubles on themselves).    As
> group, they were a very industrious group.  One of the venues of their
> exile was South Carolina (another was Germany, where their descendents
> became some of the leading industrial, commercial, and even military
> families - Krupps, etc. - on a more somber note, Hermann Goering was of
> Hugenot extraction.)  After the French Revolution, when freedom of
> was established, Hugenouts came out of hiding in France and became a
> but very successful, group in French commerce.
> The influence of the South Carolina Hugenouts is best shown in the fact
> that the original constitution of South Carolina was written by the French
> philosopher Montaisque, whose thinking also guided the writers of the U.S.
> Constitution.  Much of Mantaisque's constitution survives to this day in
> the South Carolina Constitution.
> Most Hugenout congregations ultimately joined up with the Presbyterians,
> who (at least historically) are also Calvinistic.  There are, at most,
> two Hugenout congregations in the US - one in New York and one in
> Charleston - and the New York one is more of a historical society than an
> active, witnessing congregation.
> For more interesting Hugenout stuff, you might look up - in French history
> - Henry of Navarre and the period of Cardinal Richelieu.
> Roger Lucheta
> My bod' may be on Johnston Island, but my heart's in Pickens County.

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