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Thanks for reading and commenting about my blog postings. My goal is to accurately document the genealogy of my family and allied families living in Chesterfield County, SC and Anson County, NC. If you have a Chesterfield County surname you are interested in please send me an e-mail.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

It’s Family Time~Nettie Gertrude Brock

It's Family Time
Nettie Gertrude Brock was born on 5 Sep 1890, the first born child of Pleasant Elmore Brock and his wife Nancy Jane Davis.

She never married; spending her lifetime at home with her parents helping and caring as needed.  Her father Pleasant Elmore passed away in October 1926 leaving her Mother, Nancy, a widow. Her Mother, Nancy, passed away in May 1954.

Nettie Gertrude Brock died 27 November 1962 at the age of 72. She was buried with the family in the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.
  
Nettie Gertrude Brock is my 1st Cousin twice removed.



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    1. South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961,  Images. Ancestry, (https://www.ancestry.com:  6 June 2015), South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, Nettie Gertude Brock; Certificate number 016967, 27 November 1962.
     2. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 21, Page: 99A(stamped); Line 42, Dwelling 273, Family 279, Household of Pleasant BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 3 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
     3. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page 135A, Line 23, Dwelling 147, Family 147, Household of Pleas BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 4 June 201); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
     4. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 40, Page: 170A; Line 43, Dwelling 251, Family 259, Household of  Pleasant BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 4 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
     5. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 17, Page 13B/54 B; Line 93, Dwelling 222, Family 228, House of Nancy BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2192.
     6. 1940 U. S. Census, Marlboro  County, South Carolina, population schedule, Lester, Marlboro, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 35-22, Page: 5B/278(stamped); Line 65, Household #75, Household of Nancy J. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 11 November 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T627_3826.
      7. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, 825. Tombstone of Nettie Gertude Brock; 5 September 1890–27 November 1962, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
     8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  5 June 2014); Memorial page for Nettie G. Brock Brock; (September 1890–1962); Find a Grave memorial # 32096651, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
     9. Social Security Administration, Ancestry database, Ancestry,  (http://www.ancestry.com : <Viewed|accessed> 6 June 2015), Nettie Brock, , May 1937 derived from U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File,database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, 24 July 2011).

Friday, October 20, 2017

Identifying the Parents of Charles Doerr/Dorr/Dry

There are one hundred and sixty-six trees on-line at Ancestry for Charles Dry, born abt 1730—35 in Pennsylvania and died before 16 Oct 1797. in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

It’s hard to believe that 165 people can come to so many different conclusions as to the parentage of Charles Dry.
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I did a tally of these trees and the results are:

Parentrs of Charles Dry

I have looked at a lot of these trees and as of yet I haven’t found a single document or reference, in any of these trees, that would prove that Charles Dry who passed away in Cabarrus County about 1797 is the son of any of these couples.

When Charles died he left a Will but that WILL was destroyed in a Cabarrus County Courthouse House fire in 1876. The only proof remaining are the Cabarrus County Pleas and Quarters Minutes April 17, 1797-April 17, 1805. His actual death death is unknown yet most of these trees shows a specific death date of 16 October 1797. 

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We also find in the P&Q Minutes for 20 October, 1800 an entry that reads:
  • Charles Dry, dec’d. Settlement of estate by Owen Dry, extr. Balance in hands of extr. £ 98.6.0 Divided among 6 children, for each £ 16.7.8.
So we know that Charles + Christina Dry had 6 surviving children. No where are these 6 children named with the loss of the Last Will. Five of the six have been identified; they are:
  1. Owen Ulrich Dry
  2. Johann Martin Dry
  3. Phillip Wiley Dry
  4. Andrew Dry
  5. Anna Christina Dry
A few researchers say the sixth child was Jacob Dry born 1764, migrated to Allen County, Kentucky where he died in 1854. I have no proof to validate this claim.

Charles Dry migrated from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania between 1776 and 1777.  The surname is recorded in the German name DOERR in Pennsylvania records while all the North Carolina records, with one exception, are recorded in the anglicized surname DRY. 

Mecklenburg Land Deed, Book 7 pages 297-300 dated 26 July 1777 is the first recorded deed for Charles Dry to be found within North Carolina records.

If you have any information on the parentage of Charles Dry I would like to hear from you.

Charles Dry is my 5th Great Grandfather.












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