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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Chesterfield County SC Estates~Estate Folder #66-Carroll Washington Davis

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This is a new series of posting, appearing every Sunday, on selected Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County. No known estates exist for the period before the Civil War. They were destroyed with the burning of the Courthouse. There are a few “Equity Records” in the State Archives. Do not overlook this valuable resources if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Today we will be looking at the following Estate folders:
Folder #66
Carroll Washington Davis1This estate folder begins at image #23 and ends with image #158. (images 23-158)


When Carroll Washington Davis passed away om 6 February 1863 at the age of 41, he left an extensive estate. In these short years Carroll had twice married and served in the Civil War. 

Born on 20 June 1821, he was a son of William Davis and Julia Thurman. On 17 February 1846, he married Elizabeth Boatwright, daughter of Lewis Boatwright and Elizabeth Rebecca Davis. After the birth of 3 children Elizabeth tragically passed away on 15 December 1853, mostly from childbirth complications. This left Carroll in a predicament; a farmer with three small children, he needed a mother for his children. 

That young lady turned out to be his deceased wife’s baby sister. On 10 August 1854, Carroll and Mary B. Boatwright, daughter of Lewis Boatwright and Elizabeth Rebecca Davis were married. 

Carroll Washington Davis died on 6 February 1863. At the time of his death, Mary was pregnant with her baby due very soon. That baby, Mary Eliza Davis, was born on 22 February 1863. Unfortunately the Mother did not survive, passing away on 22 February 1863, just 16 days after losing her husband. The tragic loss of both Carroll and Mary left 7 young children ranging in age from just born to 16 as orphans. 

Initially, David R. Davis, brother of Carroll Washington Davis was granted Letters of administration upon the Estate. He passed away before closing the estate and Carroll Washington’ son, who had now reached the age of majority, petitioned the Court and was granted “Letters of  Administration de bonis non.” 2

C. W. Davis Probate #88, Image#158C. W. Davis Probate #88, Image#157

State of South Carolina} Court of
County of Chesterfield} Common Pleas Probate
In the Matter}
The Estate of } Petition
C. W. Davis de-}
The petition of Louis Davis respectfully shows to this Court:
1. That C. W. Davis a citizen of the county and State aforesaid died intestate about the month of February A. D. 1863 leaving some personal estate.
2. That Letters of administration thereon was duly granted by the Ordinary of Chesterfield District to his brother David R. Davis.
3. That said estate has never been settled and David R. Davis has recently died intestate and letters of administration de bonis non on the estate of C. W. Davis are necessary in order to settle said estate and your petitioner is a son of the said C. W. Davis deceased and as such is entitled to said Letters.
Wherefore your petitioner prays that letters administration de bonis non upon said estate be granted to him.
E. J. Kennedy
Attorney for Petitioner
This is a very lengthy probate files. If you are directly related to Carroll Washington Davis I would suggest that you thoroughly examined this file.  
Carroll Washington Davis is my 1st cousin 4 times removed.
[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19383-29774-53?cc=1911928 : accessed 29 May 2016), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0065-0087 > image 23 of 482; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
[2] Letters of  Administration de bonis non -
Latin for "of goods not administered," is a legal term for assets remaining in an estate after the death or removal of the estate administrator {Source: Wikipedia}

Saturday, May 28, 2016

It’s Family Time~Sally Dry and Jacob Kanoy

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It was the Will of Johan Martin Dry that identified the husband of his daughter Sarah ‘Sally’ Dry. 

Item  7-- I will and bequeath to my son-in-law Jacob Kanoy the tract of land whereon he now lives containing two hundred and thirty three acres, adjoining George Eagle, Mathias Barringer and others on Bear Creek, but the said Jacob Canoy is to pay to my estate for said lands two years after the death of my wife the sum of three hundred dollars, to him and his heirs fore ever. 

Item 10 --  I will and bequeath to my Daughter Sally Kanoy wife of Jacob Canoy one hundred dollars.     

With the information from the Will surely finding and documenting the lives of Jacob and Sally would be a breeze. But it was not to be; after hours of research I had only found one marriage licensee and two census reports of their existence.

The 1860 census for Iredell County shows Jacob and Sallie with three children in the household: 

Page: 218 (stamped); Line 10, Dwelling 557, Family 537
Jacob CANOY, male, age 60, born in NC
Sarah CANOY, female, age 64, born in NC
Catharine E. CANOY, female, age 25, born in NC
Sarah L. CANOY, female, age 22, born in NC 
Jacob M. CANOY, female, age 20, born in NC

The absence of Jacob and Sallie in the 1880 Census plus their age as recorded in the 1870 census suggests that the couple passed away sometime between 1870 and 1880. 

If you have information on this couple I would love to hear from you. 

Sallie Dry Kanoy is my 3rd Great grand Aunt.

[1] JACOB KANOY and SALLY DRY, (7 June 1824), North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868: Bond #: 000008656; Ancestry, Raleigh, North Carolina, North Carolina.
[2] 1860 U. S. Census, Iredell County, North Carolina, population schedule, South of Yadkin River, Iredell, North Carolina, Page: 218 (stamped); Line 10, Dwelling 557, Family 537, Household of Jacob CANOY; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 27 May 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 902.
[3] 1870 U. S. Census, Iredell County, North Carolina, population schedule, Olin, Iredell, North Carolina, Page: 146B(stamped); Line 13, Dwelling 36, Family 36, Household of Jacob CANNAUY; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 27 May 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M593, Roll 1144.