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TO CAROLINA FAMILY ROOTS. 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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Marriage Register~Stanly County, NC~Kirk-Deese

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The following is the recorded marriage for my Grandaunt Etta M. Deese to her 1st husband Emanual Leach Kirk. Emanual Kirk and Etta Deese were married on 2 February 1902, in Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina.

Etta M. Deese was the daughter of John Calvin Deese and Louvena  Huneycutt. Emanual was the son of Daniel P. Kirk  and Mary J. Elliot.

Emanual L. Kirk Marriage to Etta Deese

Etta Dees Marriage
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Marriage Register
Stanly County, NC
Date of Issue: 2 February 1909
Name and residence of Man: Kirk, Emanual L., Albemarle, NC
Age: 31
Color: White
Name and residence of Woman: Etta Dees, Albemarle, NC
Age: 21
Color: White
Name and Title of Minister or Officer Celebrating Marriage: Rev. John P. Davis
Date of Marriage: 2 February 1909
Place of Marriage: Albemarle, NC
Names of Witness Present at Marriage:
Names of three witnesses at least must be given: Henry Dees, E. J. Drake, Harvey Drake





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"North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ", index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJ8B-11NT : accessed 4 March 2015), Emanual L Kirk and Etta Deese, 1909.














Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Adela Lavina Sellers Burch

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Adela Lavina Sellers Burch
b. 2 Feb. 1850
d. 11 May 1928
bu. Gaddy-Sellers Cemetery

Blessed are the Dead who die in the Lord.

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Photo courtesy of Julious Burr
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Photo courtesy of Julious Burr



Adela was the first born child of Hardy Huntley Sellers and his wife, Mary Eliza Sinclair. She had a sister and three brothers of which one died rather young. 1

Adela married Tristum Thomas Burch, son of Joseph Thomas Burch and Susannah Jackson on 19 September 1866 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 2

Adela and Tristum had a family of seven children; 3 sons and 4 daughters. 3 4 

Adela Burch died 11 May 1828 in Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. her lifetime husband and companion had died almost a year earlier on 20 July 1927. They were buried in the Gaddy –Sellers cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 5 6 7 8

Adela Lavina Sellers Burch is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.








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1. 1850 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 169A (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 1085, Family 1085, Household of Hardy H. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 10 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. James C. Pigg, Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865: Abstracts from the Court of Common Pleas 1823-1869 (Tega Cay, South Carolina: Self-published, 1995), Page 136.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 338B (stamped); Line 5, Dwelling 255, Family 255, Household of T. T. Burch; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed` 10 June 2010); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1491.
4. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 007, Page: 366D (stamped); Line 46, Dwelling 267, Family 267, Household of Tristum BURCH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 10 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2010); Memorial page for Adela Lavinia Sellers Burch; (2 February 1850–11 May 1928); Find a Grave memorial # 40379682, Citing Gaddy-Sellers Cemetery; Ruby, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
6. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 1102. Tombstone of Adela Lavinia Sellers Burch; 2 February 1850–11 May 1928, Gaddy-Sellers Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
7. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Adela Lavinia Sellers Burch (2 February 1850–11 May 1928), Memorial # 40379682.
8. Mrs. T. T. Burch obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 24 May 1928, page 1, col. 3.








Monday, March 2, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed, Catherine Decker to David W. Graves

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Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.
Today’s subject is a Land Deed between Catherine Decker and David W. Graves.1
C. Decker to the D. W. Graves Deed
The State of South Carolina
Know all men by these presents that I Catherine Decker of the County of Chesterfield in this State aforesaid, for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five ($25) dollars to me in hand paid and before the sealing of these presents, by David W. Graves of the County of Chesterfield in the State aforesaid (the receipt whereof is hereby and knowledge) have granted, bargained, sold and released, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said David W. Graves all my third interest in one track of one hundred seven (107) acres of land more or less in Chesterfield County, situate on Bay branch and bounded on the North, West and the South by lands of M. G. TANH? and W. W. Knight, and on the East by Estate lands of Daniel Gulledge, the same being an undivided one third interest in the above described tract of land Together with all and singular the Rights, Members, Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the said interest Premise belonging or in any wise incident are appertaining. To Have and to Hold, all and singular the said Interest in the said premises before mentioned unto the said David W. Graves his heirs and Assigns forever. And I do hereby bind myself, my Heirs, Executors and Administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said Interest in the said premises unto the said David W. Graves, his Heirs and Assigns against myself and my Heirs and all other persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same, or any part thereof. Witness my Hand and Seal this twenty eight (28) day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven (1877) and in the one hundred and first (101st) year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.
The word “interest in this said, in the third and twenty sixth line from the top of this page being first interline.
                                                                      Catherine X Decker {seal}
Signed, Sealed and Delivered}
in the presence up}
P. J. Stafford}
E. M. Wells}

The State of South Carolina
Chesterfield County
Personally appeared before me P.J. Stafford and made oath that he saw the within named Catherine Decker Signed, Sealed and as her Act and Deed. Delivered the within written deed; and that he with E. M. Wells witness to execution thereof.
                                                                                 P. J. Stafford
Sworn to me will before me, this 14th}
day of January 1878,}
Thomas F. Malloy}
Clk }
Auditors Office}
Chesterfield County}
Recorded in Sales Book “A” 15th Jany 1878 page 119
                                                                                C. J. Evans
                                                                                A.C. C.
Recorded 15th Jany 1878
Origl delivered to D. W. Graves.
Deed Book 5, Pages 327-328


In the above transaction Catherine Decker, daughter of Daniel Gulledge and Jane Henderson is transferring her 1/3 interest in the estate lands of her Father to David W. Graves for twenty–five dollars ($25.00). 

Catherine sister’s, Mary Anne Gulledge is the wife of David W. Graves. They were married about 1872. With this transfer David now owns 214 acres of the original 321 acres tract. The other one third goes to Mary Anne and Catherine’s brother, Archie E. Gulledge.

David W. Graves is my 3rd Great Grandfather.










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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 5: pages 327-328, C[atherine] Decker to the D. W. Graves Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday's Obituary~Clinton Gardner

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Clinton Gardner
KILLED BY LIGHTNING
Clinton Gardner Meets Death in Chesterfield
Special to The State.

Chesterfield, June 10. – During a storm that passed over this section Thursday morning, lightning struck and killed Clinton Gardner, the 16 year old son of John Gardner, near Friendship church.
Young Mr. Gardner was engaged in hauling some oats to the barn and was assisted by a negro hand. At about 8:30, while both were in the wagon, which was drawn by two mules, a thunderstorm arose. They had presumably started to the house in the empty wagon, the negro driving and sitting on the right side of the wagon, and the young man sitting in the back of the wagon on the left when a bolt of lightning struck the wagon killing Mr. Gardner, and the mule on the left side. The negro was stunned and the mule on the right side was knocked down but was apparently uninjured.
The funeral was held in Morven, N. C. on Wednesday. The services were conducted by the Rev, J. Tyler.

Clinton was my 3rd Cousin, 3 times removed.


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[1] Killed by Lightning, Clinton Gardner Meets Death in Chesterfield obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 11 June 1916, page 27,column 3.








Saturday, February 28, 2015

Surname Saturday~Lewis Freeman-Margaret Purvis

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On page 104 of the St. David's Parish Register we find - 1853, March 23 at the residence of John Parr, Lewis Freeman and Marr Parr, both of this district.1

Freeman-Parr Marriage
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For many years it has been my belief that Lewis L. Freeman, son of Lewis Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis Freeman married Marr/Mary Parr. 2


But, in late November 2014 I was contacted by Thom Sloan and he had some additional information on the wife of Lewis L. Freeman. In our correspondence he  informed me that “Lewis Freeman was married to Margaret [Frances] Purvis, who was the older sister of my great, great grandfather, William A. Purvis. It appears Margaret lived in South Carolina part of one year in 1850 with the John Parr family, and moved back to Miss. to be counted in the census there. She married Lewis Freeman in 1860 and they had six children.” 3 3A 4

1850 Chesterfield Census


Lewis L. Freeman was born 27 February 1832, the 3rd born child of Jesse Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis Freeman. He married Margaret Frances Purvis in 1860. 5

On 21 December 1861 he enlisted into Company E of the 21st Regiment SC Infantry.  He was captured near Petersburg, Virginia  and became a POW on 24 June 1864. He was confined at Point Lookout in Maryland and from there transferred to Elmira, New York in August 1864. He was exchanged on October 29, 1864.6




Lewis L. Freeman and Margaret Frances Purvis had the following children: 7 8

i. Sarah Jane "Sallie" Freeman, born 5 Jul 1861, Inman, Spartanburg, South Carolina; married David Glen Lawson; died 6 Nov 1944, Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina.
ii. Lewis Freeman, born 11 Nov 1864, South Carolina; married Ella Mathis; died 4 Jan 1930, Converse, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
iii. Flora L. Freeman, born 5 Sep 1866, Rutherford County, North Carolina; married Richard Francis Daniel; died 25 Nov 1954, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
iv. Nancy Loretta "Nannie" Freeman, born 4 Sep 1869, Rutherford, North Carolina; married John Montjoy; married John Lizah Robbins, 1883; married Marion Columbus Barnett, 1897; married John Calvin Farmer, 1903; died 30 Nov 1953, Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina.
v. John Freeman was born in 1872 in South Carolina. He died after 1900 at the age of 28.
vi. Thomas Clemen Freeman, born 17 Mar 1875, North Carolina; married Naomi Kirby; died 7 Jun 1951, Pacolet, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Lewis L. Freeman died in 20 January 1898 and is buried in the Pacolet First Baptist Church Cemetery; Pacolet, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.9 Margaret Frances Purvis Freeman died 14 July 1930 and is buried New Zion United Methodist Church cemetery, Laurens, South Carolina.


 
 
 
 
 
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[1] Brent H. Holcomb C.A.L.S., St. David's Parish, South Carolina Minutes of the Vestry 1768-1832,: Parish Register 1819-1924 (Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1991), page 104.
[2] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 134B/135A; Line 33, Dwelling 560, Family 560, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[3] 1850 U. S. Census, DeSoto County, Mississippi, population schedule, Southern Division, DeSoto County, Mississippi; Roll: M432_371, , Page: 313A(stamped); Line 20, Dwelling 4, Family 4, Household of John ROGERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 29 November 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 371.
[3A] E-mail from Thom Sloan, dated 29 November 2014.
[4] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 108B(stamped), Line 28, Dwelling 156, Family 156, Household of John PARR.
[5] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 134B/135A; Line 33, Dwelling 560, Family 560, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[6] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 18 July 2012), entry for Lewis L. FREEMAN, private; 21st SC Volunteers Infantry; Confederate.
[7] 1880 U S Census, Union County, South Carolina, population schedule, Bogansville, Union County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 151, Page: 443B(stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 272, Family 280, Household of Louis L. FREEMAN; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 30 November 2014); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1242.
[8] 1900 U. S. Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, population schedule, Pacolet, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0092, Page: 10B/325 (stamped); Line 72, Dwelling 188, Family 197, Household of Louis FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 30 November 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1541.
[9] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 2 December 2014); Memorial page for L. L. Freeman; (27 February 1832–20 January 1898); Find a Grave memorial # 48414026, Citing Pacolet First Baptist Church Cemetery; Pacolet, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA.
[10] Margaret Freeman, death certificate 012427 (14 July 1930), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
 


























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