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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.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Conway Davis Missing In Pee Dee River

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Conway Davis, age 27, the son of Carol C. Davis and Janie Irene Gardner Davis, died in a boating accident on Friday, 24th December 1954.  He and two hunting companions, Dewey Hurst and Foster Edgeworth were out duck hunting when they were thrown from their boat after hitting a snag that ripped a hole in the boat.     


All three survived the initial incident and all seemed to be well; Hurst swam to shore and Edgeworth used the boat as a flotation device and floated to shore successfully. 
 
Rescue squads from the surrounding communities of Dillon, Hamlet, Charlotte and men from the Sonoco in Hartsville, where Davis worked, aided in the search. The Sheriff, his deputies and men from Cheraw and Chesterfield were also active in the search. 
 
The accident happen between Cheraw and Society Hill. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, 4 children and his parents.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday~Jacob Gainey and his Family

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Jacob Gainy/Gainey was enumerated in the 1850 Census for Chesterfield County with his wife  and two children along with an older Rebecca Gainey believed to be Jacobs older sister. All members of the household were born in South Carolina. 

1850 Jacob Gainey

A search of local records finds several mentions of the family in the St. David's Parish, South Carolina Minutes of the Vestry 1768-1832,: Parish Register 1819-1924 (Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1991). 

1857 [CONFIRMED]1
June 7 This Church was visited by Right Rev. Thomas F. Davis Bishop of South Carolina who confirmed the following persons. viz. A. Miller, Francis Marion McIver, James Harrington Powe, Alexander Gregg, Mrs. Harriet Gainey, Mrs. Alice A. Wilson, Miss Henrietta K. Robbins, Miss Josephine E. Robbins, Miss Margaret Raddy, Miss Elizabeth Raddy & Sally, servant of Rev. A. Gregg.[page 93]


1859 [CONFIRMED]2
May 29 This Church was visited by the Right Rev. T. F. Davis Bishop of the Diocese who confirmed the following persons in the afternoon viz. James Tanzey*, Jacob Gainey, Emma Bryan, Harriet Mills Brock & Fanny Turner. * Removed in 1859. [page 93]
 


1894 [Burial] 3
Oct. 7th In St. David's Church and Ch yard, Jacob Ganey Aged about 80 years. Rev. C. C. Quin of Wadesboro, N. C. officiated the rector being in Europe at the time. [Page 133]

That a minor sample of the entries contained with this small books; there are many more.
Jacob and Harriett are enumerated in three Census; the 1850-1860 and 1880 Chesterfield County Censuses. WE don’t have an exact date for Jacob but based on these three Census he was born between 1822 and 1826. However, we do have a burial date – 7 October 1894. He most likely died on this same date. 4 5 6

1894 {Burial]
Oct. 7th In St. David's Church and Ch yard, Jacob Ganey Aged about 80 years. Rev. C. C. Quin of Wadesboro, N. C. officiated the rector being in Europe at the time. [Page 133]


Additional information was found in the death certificate of Jacob and Harriet's’ son Lewis Gainey, born 2 March 1861 and died 19 April 1915. 7

DC- Jacob Gainey

We learn from the Death certificate above that Lewis Gainey mother was Harriett Parker, Lewis’ birth and death and that he died as the results of Bright’s Disease (Kidney Failure).

We know from the St. David's Parish, South Carolina Minutes of the Vestry 1768-1832,: Parish Register 1819-1924 that Jacob Gainey was buried in the St. David’s Churchyard but no tombstone has been found.

The Little Book St. David's Parish, South Carolina Minutes of the Vestry 1768-1832,: Parish Register 1819-1924 is a real gem and a true treasure.


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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 93.
[2] Ibid.
[3] 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 133.
[4] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page 99A(stamped), Line 38, Dwelling 7, Family 7, Household of Jacob GAINEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 January 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[5] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 181(stamped); Line 34,, Dwelling 1220, Family 1219, Household of Jacob GAINEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 January 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
[6] 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina,, enumeration district (ED) 003, Page 298A(stamped), Line 49, Dwelling 159, Family 175, Household of Jacob GAINEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 January 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
[7] Lewis Gainey, death certificate 006388 (19 April 1915), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Marriage~Wm. Riley Huneycutt & Lydia Brooks

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William Riley Huneycutt was a son of Mark I. Huneycutt and his wife Charity Dry/Drye. He was their 3rd child and was born in October 1830. 

William Riley and Lydia were married on 14 May 1851 in Stanly County, North Carolina.1
 





William Riley and Lydia had six children, 2 sons and 4 daughters. They are enumerated and listed in the 1880 census for the Big Lick community of Stanly County.2

It is not known when William Riley or Lydia passed away. No tombstone, death  certificate or obituary has been found for William or Lydia.

If you have information about this couple, please contact me through this blog.

William Riley Huneycutt is my 2nd Great Uncle.






 
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[1] Microfilm from NC  Dept.Archives and History, Record of marriages by Ministers and JP, Volume 1.\, Stanly County, 1851-1866, 54 pages
[2] 1880 U. S. Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 206, Page: 315C (stamped); Line 19, Dwelling 160, Family 160, Household of William HUNYCUTT Sr; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 August 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 0982.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Edgar Thomas Johns

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Edgar Thomas Johns
b.Nov. 19, 1940
d. Feb. 4, 1941
bu. Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery

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Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr
Edgar Thomas Johns was the son of  Carl Marion Johns, Sr. and his wife Idelle Ivory Husrt.

Edgar Thomas Johns is my 1st Cousin.















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[1] Find A Grave Memorial# 31686860

Monday, August 24, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Mark Huneycutt to Tobias A. Huneycutt

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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 from Mark Huneycutt to his oldest son, Tobias A. Huneycutt.1

Mark Huneycutt to Tobias A. Huneycutt
This indenture made on the 18th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty nine between Mark Huneycutt of the county of Stanly and state of North Carolina of the first part & Tobias A. Huneycutt of the county and state aforesaid of the second part and Mathias Furr of the county & state aforesaid of the third part Witnefseth that whereas the said Mark Huneycutt is justly indebted to the said Mathias Furr in the sum of Twenty dollars due by note and whereas the said Mark Huneycutt is honestly desirous to secure the payment of the said debt. Now therefore this indenture witnefseth that for and in consideration of the premises together with the further consideration of one dollar to the said Mark Huneycutt in hand paid by the said Tobias A. Huneycutt the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged he the said Mark Huneycutt hath bargained granted & sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Tobias A. Huneycutt a certain parcel or tract of land lying and being in the county & state aforesaid on the waters of Stoney Run Creek containing about one hundred acres adjoining the lands of Leonard Tucker and others and more fully described in a grant to Mark Huneycutt bearing date the 28th day of Sep 1848 to have and to hold the said lands & tenements and the appurtenances there unto belonging or in anywise appertaining to him the said Tobias A. Huneycutt his heirs and afsigns in fee simple forever … and discharged of any and all encumbrances whatsoever in special trust and confidence Witnefseth that the said Tobias A. Huneycutt shall and will hold keep use and apply the same to use and intent following and no other that is to say if the aforesaid debts and every part thereof shall not be fully paid off and satisfied on or before the 1st day of January A. D. 1850 then and in that case it shall be lawful and shall be the duty of the said Tobias A. Huneycutt being thereunto required by the said Mathias Furr having first advertised the same at the Court house in Albemarle and three other public [places] within the county of Stanly for the space of twenty days to proceed to sell the said land and premises at public to the heist <sis> bider <sic> and convey the same by proper assurances to the purchaser and out of the money arising from said sale to retain all necessary expenses of his trust or such part thereof as shall remain unpaid at the time of said sale and the over plus if any he the said Tobias A. Huneycutt shall well and truly return to the said Mark Huneycutt his executors and administrators In testimony whereof we have here unto set out hands and affixed our seals the year and date just above written.
Signed in the presence of        Mark (X his mark) Huneycutt {seal}
W. M. Furr                               Tobias A. Huneycutt {seal}
Caleb Osborn
North Carolina} May Session 1849
Stanly County} Then the foregoing deed of trust was duly proved on open court by the oath of W. M. Furr and ordered to be registered.                                 B. Hearne Clk
Handed in for registration the 29th May 1849 and registered May 29th 1849
                                                           Saml. Stone Regs
 
On Sept.. 28, 1848, the State of North Carolina provided Mark Huneycutt with a Land Grant (#151) of 100 acres on Stoney Run Creek.2 Now on the 18th of April 1849 Mark is selling this land (100 acres) to his oldest son (Tobias) to clear up a $20.00 dollar debt to Mathias Furr.  







 
 
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[1] North Carolina, Deed Book: Volume 2, pages 199 & 200, Mark Huneycutt to Tobias A. Huneycutt; Register of Deeds, Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina.
[2] http://www.nclandgrants.com:8081/grant/?mars=12.14.111.168&qid=75031&rn=1













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