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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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~1st Sgt. John E. Sellers

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1st Sgt. John E. Sellers
b. ca 1833
d. 28 May 1864
bu. McNair Family Cemetery
44702522_125898021580
Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

John E. Sellers was born about 1833 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, a son of Elijah Sellers and Sarah Purvis. He was the fourth born of seven children with 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Both he and his younger brother, Elijah Sellers were Killed in Action (KIA) on 28 May 1864 at the Battles of Haw’s Shop also known as the Battle of Enon Church.1 2

John E. Sellers enlisted on 26 December 1861 at Cheraw, South Carolina as a 3rd Sgt. into Company “A”, Rutledge’s Regiment Cavalry, also known as 4th cavalry. He was Promoted to 2nd Sgt on 1 December 1862 and to 1st Sgt prior to May-June 1863.  

Both John E. and Elijah Sellers are shown as buried in the McNair Family Cemetery. Elijah was married to Harriett E. daughter of Neil McNair and Mary Crawford. John E. Sellers was never married.

Page 10-John E. Sellers
Company Muster Roll with Death Date.






















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[1] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 12 June 2014), entry for John E. Sellers, 1st Sergeant; 4th Regiment, SC Cavalry; Confederate.
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 June 2014); Memorial page for John E. Sellers; (1833–1864); Find a Grave memorial # 44702522, Citing McNair Family Cemetery; Ruby, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Abraham Parr Descendants Selling Estate Lands to William Turnage

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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 Land Deed, Deed Book 10, pages 547-548 between the descendants of Abraham Parr to William Turnage.1
 
Parr Land Deed, Page 547
John Boone, Mary Boone}
John Purvis, Rebecca Purvis}
William Crowley, Emeline Crowly} Deed
and Samuel Parr }
To
William Turnage.

State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}
Know all men by these presents that we John Boone and wife Mary A. Boone, John Purvis and wife Rebecca Purvis, William Crowley and wife Emeline Crowley and Samuel Parr heirs and distributees of Abraham A. PARR deceased in the State aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred dollars to us in hand paid at and before the sealing of these presents by William Turnage in the State and County aforesaid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargain sell and release unto the said William Turnage all that piece parcel or tract of land lying situate and being in the county and state aforesaid and bounded by lands of Alex McQueen, Arch Currie & others containing Forty Acres more or less reference to a deed from Stephen Jackson Sheriff to Abraham A. PARR dated sixth day of March Eighteen hundred and fifty-two will more or less fully appear_______ Together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining. To have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said William Turnage his heirs and assigns forever. And we do hereby bind ourselves our heirs Executors and Administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said William Turnage his heirs and assigns and against ourselves our heirs and all and every other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness our hands and seals this 16th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three.
Signed, Sealed and delivered                               John Boone
in the presence of                                                Mary A. Boone
W. J. Hanna                                                         John X Purvis
W. D. Craig                                                          Rebecca X Purvis
                                                                           William X Crowley
                                                                           Emeline Crowley
                                                                           Samuel X Parr

State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}
Personally appeared before me W. J. Hanna and made oath that he saw the above named to wit: John Boone, Mary A. Boone, John Purvis, Rebecca Purvis, William Crowley, Emeline Crowley and Samuel Parr sign seal and as their act and deed deliver the within written deed and that he with W. D. Craig witnessed the same.
Sworn to before me this}
10 Dec. 1890}
J. D. Evans {LS}                                                 W. J. Hanna
Deputy Clerk}




The parties named within this land deed (Mary A. Parr Boone, Rebecca Parr Purvis, Emeline Parr Crowley and Samuel Merkerson Parr) are all  children of Samuel Parr and his wife Elizabeth Harris. They are the grandchildren of Abraham N. Parr.
 
 













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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 10: page 547 & 548, John Boone, Mary Boone, John Purvis, Rebecca Purvis, William Crawley, Emeline Crawley and Samuel Parr To William Turnage; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina































Saturday, April 18, 2015

Surname Saturday~Walter, 3 Wives and Eleven Children

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Walter Joseph Johns Sr. was born on 2 Aug 1883. On his World War I Draft Registration Card Walter lists his birth date as 2 August 1878 in Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina.1 The birth date recorded on this form is definitely a bogus date. His Father was unmarried in 1880 and his alleged Mother was single and only age 10 according to the 1880 Census. In the 1900 census his birth is recorded as August 1883; definitely a more accurate date.2

Walter Joseph married Arletha Quick, on 2 February 1914 in Marlboro County, SC. Arletha Quick was born September 1894, a daughter of William Quick and Sabre Cope.3

Walter Joseph Johns and Arletha Quick had the following children:
        i.    Blanche Johns was born on 2 Sep 1914 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.4 She died on 22 Aug 1915 at the age of 0 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 5        ii.    William Fletcher Johns Sr., born 15 Oct 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 5 Apr 1988, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.6 7
        iii.    Huey Johns was born on 21 Jun 1917 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 26 Jun 1917 at the age of 0 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 8
        iv.    Walter Joseph Johns Jr., born 7 Sep 1918, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 8 Jul 1985, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.9
        v.    Glennie Johns, born 22 Sep 1920, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 13 Feb 1998, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.10
        vi.    Monroe Johns19 was born on 19 May 1924 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina
. He died on 10 Feb 2000 at the age of 75 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.11Never married.
        vii.    Henry Joseph Johns was born on 6 Mar 1927 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He died on 14 Oct 1927 at the age of 0 in McColl, Marlboro, South Carolina.
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Walter Joseph Johns second wife was Blanche Scott. 13

Walter Joseph Johns Sr. and Blanche Scott were married on 10 Aug 1927 in Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina. Blanche is not listed in the household in the 1930 census and Walter Joseph Johns is listed as a widow. [It is presumed that she died probably with childbirth complications; but no evidence has been found as to her demise.]
No known children have been found for this union. 

Walter Joseph Johns third wife was Ellen Grooms, daughter of John Grooms and Jane Purvis.14

Walter Joseph Johns Sr. and Ellen Grooms were married on 22 Aug 1933 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Ellen Grooms, daughter of John Grooms and Jane Purvis, was born on 2 Dec 1900 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 4 Jun 1974 at the age of 73 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She was buried on 6 Jun 1974 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 15

Walter Joseph Johns and Ellen Grooms had the following children:
         i.    Louis Johns, born 6 Jul 1934, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 10 Oct 2008, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.16
        ii.    Fannie Lee Johns was born on 17 Apr 1936 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She died on 31 Jul 1955 at the age of 19 in Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina.17
        iii.    Margaret Johns, born 20 Feb 1940, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 24 Jan 2010, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.18        iv.     Mary Catherine Johns was born on 20 Feb 1940 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 30 Mar 1940 at the age of 0 in  Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
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Walter Joseph was married three times. Between these three unions are eleven known children; all listed above with their respective parents. 

Walter Joseph Johns was my Grand Uncle.












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[1]. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 12 April 2014), Walter Johns; citing Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls, County: Chesterfield; Roll: 1852503.
[2] 1900 U. S. Census, Marlboro County, South Carolina, population schedule, Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina, ED 87, page 55A, dwelling 365, family 383, Household of Joseph John.
[3] Walter JOHN and Arletha QUICK, (2 February 1914), Civil Records - Marlboro County, SC: Folder #1025; Probate Office, Bennettsville, South Carolina.
[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 September 2012); Memorial page for Blanch Johns; (2 September 1913–22 August 1915); Find a Grave memorial # 50688201, Citing Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[5] Blanch John, death certificate 015653 (22 August 1915), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[6] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 July 2013); Memorial page for William F. Johns; (15 October 1915–5 April 1988); Find a Grave memorial # 45509146, Citing Crown Point Cemetery; Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA.
[7] Ibid.
[8] Huey JOHNS, death certificate 010617 (26 June 1917), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[9] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 May 2014); Memorial page for Walter Joseph Johns [Jr.]; (7 September 1918–8 July 1985); Find a Grave memorial # 139862229, Citing Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[10] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 July 2011); Memorial page for Glennis Johns Boone; (22 September 1920–15 February 1998); Find a Grave memorial # 38386493, Citing Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[11] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 May 2014); Memorial page for Monroe JOHNS; (19 May 1924–10 February 2000); Find a Grave memorial # 64946776, Citing Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[12] Henry J. Johns, death certificate 017029 (14 October 1927), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[13] Walter JOHNS and Blanch SCOTT, (10 August 1927), Civil Records - Marlboro County, SC: Folder #; Probate Office, Bennettsville, South Carolina.
[14] Walter JOHNS and Ellen GROOMS, (22 August 1933), Civil Records - Marlboro County, SC: ; Probate Office, Bennettsville, South Carolina.
[15] 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0035, Page: 1A/93(stamped); Line 12, Dwelling 3, Family 3, Household of Jane GROOMS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 12 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
[16] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2012); Memorial page for Louis Johns; (6 July 1934–10 October 2008); Find a Grave memorial # 100545115, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[17] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Fannie Lee Johns (17 April 1936–31 July 1955), Memorial # 50786750.
[18] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 April 2013); Memorial page for Margaret Johns James; (20 February 1940-24 January 2011); Find a Grave memorial # 100545919, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[19] Catherin JOHNS, death certificate 004036 (30 March 1940, age 1/12), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
Census Referenced:
1. 1900 U. S. Census, Marlboro County, South Carolina, population schedule, Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina, ED 87, page 55A, dwelling 365, family 383, Household of Joseph John.
2. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Courthouse, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0037, page 149, dwelling 400, family 400, Household of Joe John; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
3. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0035, Page: 1A/93(stamped); Line 12, Dwelling 3, Family 3, Household of Jane GROOMS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 12 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
4. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, McFarlan, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 15, page 1B, Line 87, dwelling 18, family 18, Household of Walter Johns; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_Roll: 1672.
5. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED 13-19, Page 5B; Line 69, Household #73, Household of Walter JOHNS.
 

























Friday, April 17, 2015

Anna J. Douglass Sellers Final Resting Place

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Phillip Albert Sellers, son of Elijah Sellers and Sarah Purvis died 6 April 1896 leaving his wife Anna J. Douglass and  seven of his eight children surviving him.1

In the 1900 Census for Chesterfield County, Anna J. Sellers can be found in the Courthouse Township with three of her surviving children; Hardy, age 24, Daniel C., age 20 and Mary, age 15.2

In 1910, she was living in Green Bay, Covington County, Alabama with her daughter Sarah Jane “Sallie” and son-in-law, Benjamin J. Hilton.3 

I had reports that Anna Jane Douglass Sellers passed away in 1914 in Elba, Coffee County, Alabama but no confirmation of these facts. Her death date as reported on her FindAGrave Memorial is 7 February 1914. She is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Elba, Alabama. I could not find her in the Alabama 1881-1974 Death and Burial Index.4


The FindAGrave Memorial for Anna J. Douglass Sellers may be viewed by clicking on this link - Find A Grave Memorial# 91661381




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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Death date, Phillip Albert Sellers; SC Archives & History, Columbia, South Carolina.
[2] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0020, Page: 9A/81 (stamped); Line 38, Dwelling 164, Family 164, Household of Annie J. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 April 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
[3] 1910 U. S. Census, Covington County, Alabama, population schedule, Green Bay, Covington County, Alabama, enumeration district (ED) 0056, Page: 17A/90 (stamped); Line 14, Dwelling 196, Family 196, Household of Benjamin J. HILTON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 April 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_9.
[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 April 2015); Memorial page for Anna Jane Douglass Sellers; (19 September 1845–7 February 1914); Find a Grave memorial # 91661381, Citing Evergreen Cemetery; Elba, Coffee County, Alabama, USA.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage License Samuel Atkinson and Lecty Huneycutt

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Lecty Huneyctt is the baby daughter of my 2nd Great Grandparents, James W. Huneycutt and Sarah Elizabeth “Salle” Page Huneycutt. Lecty is my Great Grand Aunt.

In  the 1910 Census for Stanly County, NC, she is married to Samuel Atkinson and has two children in their household. In the Census it’s reported that they had been married for 9 years and had 3 children, 2 living. So for many years my database fact for Lecty and Samuel marriage has been, “Married abt 1901, Stanly County, North Carolina.” 

The search for their marriage license has been ongoing for years and this past week I was successful in finding their Marriage License in Anson County, North Carolina. 

Marriage License - Samuel Atkinson & Lecty Huneycutt

Samuel Atkinson and Lecty Huneycutt were married on 8 May 1902  by Justice of the Peace D. A. McGregor at Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.

Witnesses were: John H. Eddins and Dan Sanders. Zack Deese applied for license for the couple.  Zack Deese is the brother of John Calvin and Henry Harrison that married Lecty sisters Louvena and Nellie Isabelle Huneycutt.










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[1]  "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXTT-XVG : accessed 16 April 2015), Jas Hunneycutt in entry for Samuel Atkinson and Lecty Hunneycutt, 08 May 1902; citing Anson, North Carolina, United States, county courthouses, North Carolina; FHL microfilm 296,690.
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