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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

52 Ancestors: #30, Sarah Jane Davis Freeman

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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 today’s blog posting is Sarah Jane Davis Freeman.

Sarah Jane Davis was born about 1804, a daughter of Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 1 2 3 4 5 She was the eighth born of 11 children; six brothers and 4 sisters. She died after 1870 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
 
Sarah Jane Davis married Jesse Freeman about 1826 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
Jesse Freeman was born also about 1804 in Chesterfield County, SC.6 Jesse and Sarah are enumerated in the Chesterfield County census from 1830-1870 and Jesse is listed in the 1880 Census. 7 8 9 10  They lived their entire life in Chesterfield County where they owned and farmed the 200 acres home place. In 1860 they seemed to be quite successful showing real estate valued at $1500 and personal property valued at $1000.00. Jesse and Sarah lost two sons during the Civil War, John F. died on 21 June 1864 and Jesse died on 24 June 1864. 
 
Sarah passed away sometime before the 1880 census enumeration.  No document, obituary or tombstone has been found to narrow the date that Sarah died; only that she died between 1870 and 1880. These seem unusual for a couple doing so good in 1860 unless the ”hard times” of the Reconstruction Era (1865-1876) took their toil on the farm. Jesse is enumerated in the 1880 census and he has a new wife named Mary LNU (Last name unknown). 
 
Jessie died in Jul 1881 at the age of 77.  At his death, two of his daughters along with their husbands file a “Complaint for Relief” against the other named heirs.11 1213-14
 
The following is item two of that complaint.

II. That the said Jessie Freeman left Surviving him as his heirs at law and Distributees His Widow Mary Freeman, [2nd Wife] and the following children to wit:
William Freeman, Louis Freeman, Christine Turnage the wife of Robert Turnage, Ann Hall the wife of Joseph Hall, Elizabeth Posten the wife of Elisha Poston and your Complainants Mary Ann Wadsworth and Effie Purvis and also and <sic> granddaughter named Temple Parr, the wife of Samuel Parr who is a child of a daughter of testator named Jane which said daughter of testator had been intermarried with one Benjamin Brock and predeceased her said father Jesse Freeman.
 

As indicated in the above complaint Jesse Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis had the following children:
i. Sarah Ann Freeman, born 14 Jul 1827, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John D. Odom, abt 1856, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 21 Jun 1882, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Mary Ann Freeman, born 2 Oct 1829, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Lewis H. Wadsworth, 28 Dec 1849, Chesterfield County, South Carolina died 5 Feb 1901, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iii. Lewis L. Freeman, born 27 Feb 1832, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Mary A. Parr, 24 Mar 1853, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 20 Jan 1898, Pacolet, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
iv. Jane Freeman, born 1834, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Benjamin Brock, abt 1854, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died bef 1881, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
v. William M. "Bill" Freeman, born 9 Aug 1836, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sarah Ann Davis, 1860, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 27 Jul 1922, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 
vi. Jesse Freeman, born 1838, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Ann LNU, abt 1860; died 24 Jun 1864, Petersburg, Virginia.
vii. John F. Freeman was born in 1842 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.15 16 17 He served in the military Civil War in 1861–1865.1819 He died on 21 Jun 1864 at the age of 22 in Ft. Monroe, VA.20
viii. Christian Freeman, born 15 Apr 1843, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Robert Bennett Turnage, abt 1855, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 29 Aug 1892, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ix. Sarah A. Freeman was born in 1847 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
x. Rosa Effie Freeman, born 1848, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Corp. Stephen David Purvis, abt 1865; died 1884, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
xi. Ann Elizabeth "Annie" Freeman, born Mar 1850, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Elisha Poston.
 
Sarah Jane Davis Freeman is my 3rd Great Grand Aunt






 
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1. 1810 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 554; Line 22, Household of Thomas DAVIS, Household of Thomas DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M252_60.
2. 1820 Census of the United States, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 123; Line 22, Thomas Davis Household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M 33_119.
3. 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.
4. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 173B; Line 27, Dwelling 1123, Family 1122, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
5. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill Twsp., Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 283A, Line 1, Dwelling 100, Family 100, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
6. 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.
7. Ibid.
8. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 173B; Line 27, Dwelling 1123, Family 1122, Household of Jesse FREEMAN.
9. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cole Hill Twsp., Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 283A, Line 1, Dwelling 100, Family 100, Household of Jesse FREEMAN.
10. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 303C, Line 40, Dwelling 72, Family 72, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
11. Old Darlington District Chapter S.C.G.S., "Anson County, NC – Darlington District, SC Connections;," Darlington Flag, Vol. XV, No. 3 (Summer 2003): pages 21-23.
12. Ibid.
13. Charles Freeman, "COMPLAINT FOR RELIEF," Chesterfield District Chronicle, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 2002, Newsletter , Chesterfield County Genealogical Society (https://www.facebook.com/groups/131108983604237/), Pages 21-23.
14. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Jesse Freeman; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: Viewed 4 July 2012); Probate File #320.
15. 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.
16. Ibid.
17. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 173B; Line 27, Dwelling 1123, Family 1122, Household of Jesse FREEMAN.
18. 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: Univ of South Carolina, 1997), John F. FREEMAN, page 119.
19. Johnson Hagood, Memoirs of the War of Succession (Camden, SC 29020: Jim Fox Books, 1997 (Reprint)), John FREEMAN, page 403, 1st Column.
20. Kirkland, Broken Fortunes,John F. FREEMAN, page 119.












































Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday~Pvt. Thomas Franklin Davis

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Pvt. Thomas Franklin Davis
b. Feb. 16, 1841
d. Feb. 14, 1915
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Photo courtesy of Julious Burr


Thomas Franklin Davis, born 16 February 1841 was the son of Michel Davis and Hulda Rivers. 1

When the Civil War started in January 1861 he was a 20 year old strapping young man, single, without a care in the world. 

On 20 December 1861, 4 days before Christmas, Thomas Franklin enlisted into Company “E”, 21st SC Infantry commanded by his 1st Cousin Capt. Benjamin Thomas Davis.2 

In Sept-Oct. 1863 through Jan.-Feb 1864, the muster roll showed that Thomas F. Davis was absent - sick at hospital. After release from the hospital his military records show that he was captured and taken prisoner near Petersburg, Virginia on 24 June 1864.3

He was transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland on June 26, 1864. He was paroled for exchange on at Elmira, NY on 2 March 1865. On March 10, 1865 he was received at Wayside Hospital, Richmond, Virginia. The War ended on April 9, 1865 when Gen Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant.4

Thomas F. Davis survived the war and returned home to Chesterfield, South Carolina. Shortly after returning home he married Rosa Caroline Massey, daughter of  William Lawrence Massey and Huldah Meadows.
Thomas and Rosa would raise a large family of 14 children; 7 sons and 7 daughters.

Thomas Franklin Davis lost his beloved in July 1911. Thomas passed away on 14 February 1915, 2 days shy of his 74th birthday. They are buried at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 5 6

Pvt. Thomas Franklin Davis is my 2nd Great Grand Uncle.
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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 August 2011); Memorial page for Pvt Thomas Franklin Davis; (16 February 1841–14 February 1915); Find a Grave memorial # 48051005, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[2] http://www.fold3.com/image/20/85283257/
[3] http://www.fold3.com/image/20/85283286/
[4] http://www.fold3.com/image/20/85283293/
[5] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 August 2011); Memorial page for Rosa Caroline Davis; (24 March 1842–27 July 1911); Find a Grave memorial # 48051069, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[6] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 August 2011); Memorial page for Pvt Thomas Franklin Davis; (16 February 1841–14 February 1915); Find a Grave memorial # 48051005, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mystery Monday~Ben and Caty Wright Brock, Revisited

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There is no doubt that Catherine Wright, daughter of John Wright, Jr and Elizabeth Baker, married Benjamin Brock between 1792 and 1794.

Land deeds in Anson County, North Carolina tells the story; but, what it doesn't tell is what happen to Benjamin & Catherine Wright Brock.  

Deed Book “E”, page 109
2630 (94) Nov. 8, 1796 John Wright jr & wife Elizabeth (Anson Co) to John Auld esq. (same) for £0.10 (sic) sold 500 ac; border:begins at 2 white oaks & a  black gum marked with 12 notches each 3 against 3 and 3 against 3 on E side of Goulds fork of Brown Cr on the point of a hill; surveyed May 22, 1770 by Robert Jarman for William Thomas, son of Philemon, who sold to Aaron Baker and descended to his daughter Elizabeth. (signed) John Wright & Elizabeth’s mark “X”; witness W. W. Strain, John Hallaway, & William Johnson; wit. Oath April 1797 by William W. Strain; book E p. 109 [1]

Addition Info from Land Deed: Suit is depending in Equity in the superior Court of Fayetteville district between the said John & Elizabeth & Patrick Boggan for a part of the above granted lands now if the said John & Elizabeth Recover the said suit & land then the said John Auld is to have the said land…


Anson County Land Deed; Deed Book “E”, page 109

This transaction is proof that John Wright, Jr was married to Elizabeth Baker, daughter of Aaron Baker.

Deed Book “E”, page 229
Set over unto the said John Wright Jur. his heirs and assigns forever a Certain Tract or parcel of land in the County aforesaid on Huckleberry Creek being the Lands sold and Conveyed by John Wright Jur. By Deed dated the 20th day June 1789 to his Daughter Caty Wright now Caty Brock [Deed Book C2:378] Excepting a Piece Containing              acres sold by said Caty to Richard Edgeworth… [Deed Book C2:171].

John Wright, Jr states that he sold this piece of land to his daughter, Caty Wright, now Caty Brock, on 20 June 1789. [Deed Book C2:178]

Deed Book C2, page 170
This deed is dated 28 March 1792. Caty Wright (Anson Co0 is selling 40 acres of land to Richard Edgeworth (same)… 

Deed Book C2, page 239
Anson County Deed Book C2, Page 239 - Benjamin Brock to William Pegues. dates 18 January 1794 states “THIS INDENTURE made this Eighteenth day of January one thousand seven hundred and Ninety Four Between Benjamin Brock and Catherine his wife of Anson County in the state of North Carolina of the one part and William Peques of the County of Chesterfield in the state of South Carolina… 

Married Ben Brock between 28 Mar 1792 & 18 January 1794.
We can see that on 28 March 1792 Caty was single, going by the name Caty Wright [C2:170] and by 18 January 1794 she was married to Ben Brock and known as Caty Brock [C2:239].

Between 1801 and 1807 Ben/Benjamin Brock bought, sold or witnessed seven land transactions in Anson County.
Deed Book H2, Page 212 – 13 July 1801
Deed Book H2, Page 269 – 21 Nov 1801
Deed Book H2, Page 377 – 15 July 1801
Deed Book H2, Page 549 – 2 May 1801 (Grant# 1649)
Deed Book L, Page 11 – 8 March 1805
Deed Book M, Page 183 – 15 December 1807 (witness)
Deed Book M, Page 259 – 15 December 1807

Deed Book “W”, Page 147-148
The next Deed that I have is dated  12 December 1827 between Ben Brock to James Brock
Known all men by these presents that I Benjamin Brock of the state of South Carolina Chesterfield District for and in consideration of the sum of fifty cents have granted, bargained sold released unto James Brock of the state and district aforesaid and by these presents do grant, bargain sell and  release unto him the said James Brock a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the state of North Carolina Anson County on a branch of Westfield Creek containing four hundred acres more or less which I the sd Ben Brock purchased from Jane McIntire Ann McIntyre Duncan Nicholson and James Nicholson reference being had to the deed for a more particular description of said lands. To have and to hold unto the said James Brock his heirs Execrs, Adms and assigns to the sd bargained premises forever and I the sd Benjamin Brock for myself and my heirs exers Adms. and assigns the above named premises will forever warrant & defend. Now if I the above named Benjamin Brock my execs, Adms and assigns shall and do will & truly pay unto the sd James Brock his heirs execs adms and assigns the full & just sum of fifty dollars good and lawfull money on the first day of January 1832 with lawfull interest of the state of South Carolina for the same. Then this indenture to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue and lastly it is covenanted and agreed that the said Benjamin Brock shall remain in the possession of the above named premises and all the privileges thereof necessary to the enjoyment of the same and shall receive all the rents profits in the premises untill default be made in the proviso herein contained. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12 day of December 1827.
                                                                                        Benjamin X Brock
Signed & sealed in presence}
of Eli P. Brock }    Anson Jany SC 1828
Squire Brock }    Then this Deed was proven in open Court by Eli P. Brock
Dun Nicholson}    and ordered to be registered.               
                            W. Dismukes Clk


Beyond what is documented here, nothing more is know of Catherine Wright and Benjamin Brock. Did they pass away? Did they move out of state. If you have information or suggestions about this couple I would love to hear from you.


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[1] [Abstracts of Deeds, Anson County, NC, Books D, C2, & E, by Dr. A. B. Pruitt, 2000, Page 68]
[2] All deeds cited are reference by book and page numbers and can be obtained from the Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. Many of the deeds cited above can be viewed and accessed on-line at -- http://www.ansonncrod.org/> They can also be printed from this web site.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday’s Obituary~Mrs. Mary J. Davis

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Mary J. Davis
Mrs. Mary J. Davis
Special to The State
Chesterfield, March 15 – Mrs. Mary J. Davis, mother of Mrs. J. H. Privette and Thomas Davis of the Friendship community died at Charlotte, N. C. on Tuesday and was buried the next day at Zoar church. Mrs. Davis was the widow of the late Elisha Davis and is survived by several children, who live in North Carolina.


Mary Jane “Molly” Eddins Davis is related by marriage to my 2nd Great Grand Uncle Elisha Blakely Davis.
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[1] Mrs. Mary J. Davis obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 16 March 1916, Page 3, Col 4.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Surname Saturday~Davis-Rivers

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Mary Eliza Davis was born on 23 Nov 1853 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina12 3 4 5 6 7 She was the daughter of Michael Davis and Hulda Rivers. 
 
Mary Eliza Davis married Doctor Wesley "Doctor W" Rivers about 1870 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina
 
Doctor Wesley "Doctor W" Rivers, son of John B. Rivers and Eliza Rivers, was born on 15 Jun 1847 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
 
Doctor Wesley Rivers and Mary Eliza Davis had the following children:
i. Lugenia Rivers, born 3 Jun 1871, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; married John William Sweat, 26 Dec 1891, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; died 30 Jun 1955, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
ii. George Washington Rivers, born 24 Sep 1873, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Julia Elizabeth Perkins, abt 1912, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; died 3 Feb 1951, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
iii. James B. "Jim" Rivers, born 29 Nov 1875, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Minnie B. White, 1904; died 1 Nov 1918, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
iv. Nancy Jane Rivers, born 9 May 1877, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Elisha Theodore Davis, 1900, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; died 26 Mar 1947, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
v. Lillie A. Rivers was born in Jun 1880 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 15 Aug 1935 at the age of 55 in Florence, Florence, South Carolina. She was buried on 16 Aug 1935 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. Albert Rivers was born in Jan 1883 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 26 Jan 1953 at the age of 70 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina Albert was buried on 28 Jan 1953 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 
vii. William Alfred Rivers, born 25 Jan 1885, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Nellie Olivia Campbell, 5 Oct 1904, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; died 1 Apr 1951, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
viii. Charlie D. Rivers, born 23 Apr 1887, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Laura Florence Teal, 26 Aug 1906, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; died 17 Aug 1938, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
ix. Thomas L. Rivers was born on 11 Dec 1889 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He served in the military World War I Draft Registration Cards in 1917–1918. Thomas died on 23 Sep 1948 at the age of 58 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was buried on 24 Sep 1948 at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
x. Mary E. Rivers was born on 3 Apr 1892 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
xi. Frederick "Bud" Rivers, born 23 Sep 1894, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; married Mary Della Liles, abt 1914; died 14 May 1957, Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States.
xii. John Calvin Rivers, born 8 Mar 1897, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Lera Hammond, 27 Dec 1922, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; died 13 Mar 1971, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
 
Mary Eliza Davis Rivers died on 15 Apr 1917 at the age of 63 and was buried on 16 Apr 1917 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina15 16 17 18 19 20
 
Doctor W. Rivers died on 2 Apr 1926 at the age of 78 and was buried on 3 Apr 1926 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina21 22 23
 
Mary Eliza and Doctor W. are buried at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 
 
Mary Eliza Davis Rivers is my 2nd Great Grand Aunt.



 
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1. Mauliza [Mary Eliza] Rivers, death certificate #6154 (15 April 1917), Vital Records, Department of Health, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
2. , Death certificate , Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 94, Line 1, Dwelling/Family 1/1, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
4. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 306B, Line 35, Dwelling/Family #371/371, Household of M[ichael] DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
5. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page: 326B, Line 22, dwelling 287, family 287, Household of Doctor W. Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
6. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #21, Page 104A, Line 30, Dwelling/Family 366/373, Household of Dock W. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 18 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
7. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0037, Page: 135B; Line 53, dwelling 153, family 153, Household of Dock Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 18 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
8. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 831. Tombstone of D. W. RIVERS; 15 June 1847–2 April 1926, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
9. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, page 128A; Line 33, dwelling 462; family 462, Household of John B. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
10. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED No Ed, Page: 116; Line 15, dwelling 314, family 313, Household of Eliza RIVERS.
11. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED #5, Page: 326B, Line 22, dwelling 287, family 287, Household of Doctor W. Rivers.
12. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #21, Page 104A, Line 30, Dwelling/Family 366/373, Household of Dock W. RIVERS.
13. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #0037, Page: 135B; Line 53, dwelling 153, family 153, Household of Dock Rivers.
14. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #40, Page: 166A & 166B, Line 49,, dwelling 171, family 179, Household of D. W. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 19 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
15. M. [Mary Eliza] RIVERS, Chesterfield, South Carolina death certificate 006154 (15 April 1917).
16. Mauliza [Mary Eliza] Rivers, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate #6154 (15 April 1917).
17. James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 2001, page. Tombstone of Mrs. D. W. Rivers; 23 November 1853–15 April 1917, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
18. Mrs. D. W. RIVERS obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 21 April 1917, Page 3, col. 3.
19. Harry Alexander Davis, The Davis Family (Davies and David) in Wales and America: genealogy of Morgan David of Pennsylvania (Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1927).
20. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 June 2013); Memorial page for Mary Eliza Davis Rivers; (23 November 1853–16 April 1917); Find a Grave memorial # 83051432, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
21. Dock Wesley Rivers, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate #6311 (2 April 1926).
22. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of D. W. RIVERS.
23. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Doctor Wesley "Dock" Rivers (15 June 1847–2 April 1926),








































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