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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Surname Saturday~Teal-Graves

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Christopher Wesley Teal was born on 23 May 1851 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 He is enumerated in all censuses (1860-1920) for Chesterfield County, South Carolina.2 He appeared in the census in 1920. Christopher died on 27 Dec 1922 at the age of 71 and was buried at Zoar UMC cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.3 4 5
Christopher Wesley Teal and Clarinda G. Graves were married on 25 Nov 1878 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.6

Clarinda G. Graves, daughter of William Thomas Graves and Mary Gilley Lassiter, was born on 23 Oct 1859 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 7 8 She was baptized on 1 Jan 1874 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.9 10 Clarinda died on 1 Aug 1933 at the age of 73 and was buried at Zoar UMC cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.11 1213

Christopher Wesley Teal and Clarinda G. Graves had the following children:

i. Hattie Eugeneia Teal, born 10 Oct 1879, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married William Washington Davis, 1897; died 22 Nov 1935, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. William Mallory Teal, born 3 Sep 1881, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Annie Elizabeth Robeson; died Dec 1929, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iii. Mary Etta Teal, born 14 Sep 1883, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Sidney Douglass Hursey, abt 1903, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 20 Mar 1948, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. Eugene Thompson Teal, born 26 Mar 1885, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Hattie Campbell, 1910; died 6 Apr 1947, Florence, Florence, South Carolina.
v. Benjamin Thurmond Teal, born 19 Jan 1886, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Ophelia Lorene Davis, 6 Dec 1914, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 29 Mar 1973, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. Martin Luther Teal Sr., born 7 Sep 1889, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Pauline Campbell; died 16 Jun 1968, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vii. Louis Perkins Teal, born 30 Sep 1891, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Lola Irene ; died 15 Nov 1967, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL.
viii. John Wesley Teal, born 7 May 1894, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Marjorie Newkirk Robertson; died 22 Apr 1978, Bremerton,WA.

Christopher Wesley Teal is my 2nd Cousin 3 times removed.

Clarinda (Graves) Teal was the niece of my 2nd Great Grandmother Sarah Jane (Graves) Purvis. Clarinda is also my 1st Cousin 3 times removed.
 
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1. C. W. TEAL, death certificate 018744 (27 December 1922), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
2. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page: 328A(stamped); Line 1, Dwelling 311, Family 311, Household of C. W. TEAL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 17 January 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
3. C. W. TEAL, Chesterfield death certificate 018744 (27 December 1922).
4. Ibid.
5. James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 2001. Obituary of Brother. C. W. TEAL; The Chesterfield Advertiser,25 January 1923, page 1, col. 4, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
6. Ibid.
7. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 171; Line 3, Dwelling 1082, Family 1080, Household of [William] Thomas GRAVES; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 20 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
8. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 259A(stamped); Line 39, Dwelling 164, Family 170, Household of M. LASITER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 January 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
9. 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 67.
10. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 005, Page: 328A(stamped); Line 1, Dwelling 311, Family 311, Household of C. W. TEAL.
11. C. W. TEAL Family Bible, Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), Clarinda G. Teal died 1 August 1933; Clarinda Graves Teal, Obtained from M. Henderson.
12. Mrs. Clara W. TEAL Obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 3 August 1933]..
13. Mrs. Clara W. TEAL obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 4 August 1933, page 2, column 4.




























Wednesday, November 19, 2014

52 Ancestors: #47, Samuel Deese

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Amy Johnson Crow of No Story To Small has started a challenge of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.

From her blog “The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.”

The focus of my blog post today is Samuel Deese. 

Samuel Deese was born about 1805 in Anson County, North Carolina.1 He and his family were found in the 1830-1880 Censuses for Anson County, North Carolina. 2 3 4 5 While it has not been confirmed he is thought to be the son of Stephen Deese and his wife Sarah (LNU).

Samuel Deese married and Sarah "Sallie" Hill about 1830 in Anson County, North Carolina. This date is based on the birth of their first child, Martha in 1831.

Sarah "Sallie" Hill was born about 1811 in Stanly County, North Carolina.6 7 8 Her parents are unknown, Sallie (Hill) Deese died on 6 Sep 1881 at the age of 70 in Anson County, North Carolina.

Samuel Deese and Sarah Hill had the following children:

i. Martha Deese, born abt 1831, Anson County, North Carolina; married Alex Melton; died 9 Apr 1915, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
ii. William Bogan Deese was born about 1837 in Anson County, North Carolina.9 He served in the military Company B, North Carolina 31st Infantry Regiment in 1861–1865. He died on 3 Sep 1863 at the age of 26 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
iii. Sarah A. Deese, born abt 1841, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Frank F. Melton, 1873; died 18 Nov 1916, Lilesville, Anson, North Carolina.
iv. Nancy Deese, born abt 1843,  Anson County, North Carolina; married Sam Short; died 16 May 1921, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
v. James Hamilton Deese was born about 1845 in Anson County, North Carolina.10
vi. Henry Harrison Deese Sr., born 4 Aug 1845, Anson County, North Carolina; married Nellie Isabella Huneycutt, 1 Feb 1875, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; died 21 Jun 1913, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
vii. John Calvin Deese, born 10 Nov 1852, Anson County, North Carolina; married Louvena Huneycutt, 9 Apr 1884, Lilesville, Anson, North Carolina; Louvena died from complication at childbirth on 16 October 1889. John Calvin then married Sarah Frances Gathings, 4 Feb 1892, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; died 1 Apr 1930, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
viii. Zachariah T. Deese, born Oct 1854, Anson County, North Carolina; married Clara W. Gathings, 22 Dec 1890, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; died 22 Jun 1923, Lilesville, Anson, North Carolina.
ix. Elizabeth Deese was born about 1861 in Anson County, North Carolina.11

No tombstone has been found for Samuel and Sallie and their death occurred many years before death certificates were mandatory in North Caroline. There was a death notice posted for Sallie in the local newspaper.

Thursday, September 15, 1881 ANSON TIMES (Wadesboro, Anson Co., NC) -Died: Near Jones’ Creek, September 6th, 1881, Mrs. Sallie DEES, aged 70 years. [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jganis/unionco/newspapers1881-1889.html]

No death notice or obituary had been found for Samuel Deese but we know he died about 4 June 1888 at the age of 88 because of this clipping.
Found in Anson County Commissioner Proceedings Volume A, page 338 - June 4, 1888 - Ordered by the Board of Commissioners that the treasurer pay William McGregor two dollars 25 cents for coffin for Sam Dees. Facebook posting by Steve Bailey.

Samuel Deese is my paternal 2nd Great Grandfather.







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1. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Sandy Point, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 188A(stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 428, Family 428, Household of Mary DEAS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 27 May 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 619.
2. Ibid.
3. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, , , .
4. 1870 U S Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Gulledge, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 337B; Line 15, Dwelling 97, Family 97, Household of Sam DEES; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 March 2013); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1122.
5. 1880 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #2, Page 345C; Line 11, Dwelling 127, Family 140, Household of Samuel DEESE; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 14 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 0951.
6. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Sandy Point, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 188A(stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 428, Family 428, Household of Mary DEAS.
7. 1870 U S Census, Anson County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Gulledge, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 337B; Line 15, Dwelling 97, Family 97, Household of Sam DEES.
8. 1880 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #2, Page 345C; Line 11, Dwelling 127, Family 140, Household of Samuel DEESE.
9. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Sandy Point, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 188A(stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 428, Family 428, Household of Mary DEAS.
10. Ibid.
11. 1870 U S Census, Anson County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Gulledge, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 337B; Line 15, Dwelling 97, Family 97, Household of Sam DEES.

































Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday~Corp. Lewis J. Rivers

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Corp. Lewis J. Rivers
b. 1845
d. Mar. 2, 1865
bu. Rivers Cemetery1

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Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr
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Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr


Lewis J. Rivers was born about 1845, a son of Frederick C. Rivers and Sarah Jane Hurst. He was the ninth born of fifteen children with 6 brothers and 8 sisters.

Lewis enlisted with Company “B”, 26th Infantry on 2 July 1863. On 30 July 1864 he was captured near Petersburg, Virginia and became a Prisoner of War (POW). He was sent to the POW camp at Point Lookout, Maryland. On 8 August 1864 he was given a break and shipped to Elmira Prison in New York. On 11 October 1864 he was transferred for exchange. Then on October 29, 1864 he was exchanged and released into the hands of the Confederate representative. His military record on-line at Fold3 clearly shows he was released back to Confederate forces. There is no death date listed.2


Lewis J. Rivers death is recorded in Randolph W. Kirkland, Jr. book "Broken Fortunes" as L. I. Rivers, Pvt. Company B, 26th SCVI died 03/02/1865, Charleston, South Carolina, DOD, buried Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston.3

DOD – indicates he Died of Disease, at Charleston on 2 March 1865.   He was buried in the Confederate section of Magnolia Cemetery. His grave can be viewed by clicking here.









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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 November 2012); Memorial page for Corp. Louis J. Rivers; (Unknown-Unknown); Find a Grave memorial # 47258802, Citing Rivers Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[2] Randolph W. Kirkland Jr., Broken Fortunes: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and State in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865 (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina, 1997), page 298.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 November 2012); Memorial page for Pvt. Lewis J. Rivers; (1845–2 March 1865); Find a Grave memorial # 20752288, Citing Magnolia Cemetery; Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Amanuensis Monday~Will of Burridge Purvis, Jr.

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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 the WILL of Burridge Purvis, Jr.1

Burridge Purvis, Sr. and his brother William Purvis were merchants in Columbia, South Carolina. They had one of the largest grocery stores on the corner of Richardson Street and Gervais. Richardson Street is know known as Main Street.

In July 1816 , Burridge Purvis, Sr., died on a return trip back to his home in Glassmount, Fifeshire, Scotland. Surviving him were his widow and eight children; 4 sons and 4 daughters. His widower, Mary (Brown) Purvis erected a monument on his grave in Scotland. It can be viewed by clicking here.

Although Burridge maintained a business in the United States his wife and children remained in Scotland. Shortly after Burridge Sr. death on 17 July 1816, his widow Mary also lost her youngest son, Alexander, reported to have perished in a fire on 21 June 1819.

It’s not known, by myself, exactly when his 3 three sons, William, John and Burridge, Jr. came to America; but, after their Father’s death they can be found in Mobile, Alabama, Warren County, Mississippi and Louisiana.

John had land holdings in Mississippi in Warren and Sunflower counties and Burridge, his brother, was very successful in Mobile, Alabama. Sometime around September 1837 Burridge Purvis, Jr. died in Alabama. His closest relative was his brother, John Purvis, in Warren County, Mississippi.

The following document is on file in Warren County, Mississippi.

WILL OF BURRIDGE PURVIS, Jr.

Probate Court April Term 1841
Copy of Record of B. Purvis Will &c
The State of Alabama    at an Orphan Court  begun and held for Mobile County  I Said State at the Court House in the city of Mobile on the 18th day of October 1837 present the Honorable John J. Everett Judge of the said Court the following preceding in the matter of the Will of Burridge Purvis were  held.  In the matter of the Will of it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the late Burridge Purvis whom Will is now hereby submitted by his brother John for probate has no widower or kindred in this state except the said John and That a portions of his goods and chattel, are in this County It is therefore ordered that the said Will having  been Satisfactorily proven as the last will and Testament of the Said Burridge Purvis be admitted to record as such and it is further ordered that the said John Purvis be appointed  administrator with the Will annexed of the said Burridge Purvis he having qualified according to law and Executed bond in the sun of two hundred dollars with Thomas Rogers and John D. Haynes which bond is now hereby the court approved of and accepted , which will of Burridge  is in the words and figures following to wit:Know all men by these presents that I, Burridge Purvis son of the late Burridge Purvis of Glassmount, Fifeshire, Scotland do
make this my last Will and Testament Viz I do hereby give & bequeath to the children of my sister Eliza Blackie One hundred pounds Sterling Sister Ann Blackie One hundred pounds Sterling  I give & bequeath to each of the children of my Sister Mary Spears One hundred pounds Sterling each I give & bequeath to my Brother John Purvis, all my interest in the Estate of Glassmount, Fifeshire, Scotland  I give & bequeath to my said Brother John all my interest in the plantation and Slaves thereon situate in Yazoo County.
Burridge Purvis, Jr. is reported to have died on 1 September 1837. I DO NOT have any documents other than the one above that states that Burridge Purvis died on 1 September 1837.

However, I did find this obituary in the Charleston Courier for 13 September 1843; but, it only confuses the issue. This is 6 years after Burridge was reported deceased in Mobile, Alabama. 2

The Relatives, Friends and Acquaintances of M. William Purvis, and Mr. and Mrs. John Dixon, are [[illegible] respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of BURRIDGE PURVIS, at St. Paul’s Church, This afternoon,[illegible] o’clock.
Burridge Purvis, Jr.







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[1] "Mississippi, Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-30978-28817-5?cc=2036959&wc=M79Z-QM9:344538501,348191201 : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Warren > Wills 1829-1910 vol A-B > image 73 of 894; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi. [Warren County, Mississippi, Will Book "A", page 112]
[2] The Charleston Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, 13 September 1843, page 2, column Far Right.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

NC Genealogical Society Fall Workshop

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I spent an enjoyable day yesterday with my cousin and friend Jim Poole at the North Carolina Genealogical Conference Fall Workshop in Durham, North Carolina.

The conference workshop ran from 9AM to 4 PM at the Comfort Suites, Raleigh Durham Airport/RTP.

The welcome and introduction was kicked off right on time with NCGS 1st Vice President and Publication Committee Chair – Victoria P. Scott.

The Guest Speaker for this year’s conference was non other than The Legal Genealogist – Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Judy G. Russell

It was a “sold out” event with a room full of eager genealogist and family historian waiting to hear The Legal Genealogist. The theme of this years event was – The Law, Your Ancestor and You.

Four lectures were scheduled and presented by The Legal Genealogist.1
  • “From Blackstone to the Statutes at Large—How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists.”
  • “Don’t Forget the Ladies—A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law.”
  • “The Ties that Bond.”
  • “Staying Out of Trouble—The Rights and Responsibilities of Today’s Genealogists.”
We had a wonderful lunch of pasta, salad and beverage. The Legal Genealogist lectures were interesting, informative and in some cases humorous. The audience was very responsive. After lunch the NCGS had a short presentation of awards in the following categories:
  • The Award For Excellence in Periodical Publishing
  • The Award For Excellence in Web Presence, 2 awards
  • The Award For Excellence in Publishing, 3 awards
  • The Award For Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy
  • Award of Special Recognition
It was a great day with a full house, an enjoyable lunch and terrific lectures with The Legal Genealogist.

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