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Saturday, June 25, 2016

It’s Family Time~ The Nancy Elizabeth Rivers Holyfield Family

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It's Family Time
In 1850 Luke Rivers and his wife Mary Selina Johns were living in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Luke & Selina -1850- Chesterfield
1850 Chesterfield County, SC


Luke was  a son of Mark Rivers and Annie Parker and a few years earlier his sister Millie and brother Mark had migrated to Mississippi. Evidently Mark and Millie were in contact with Luke and convinced him between 1850 and 1860 to move to Mississippi. Luke and his wife moved with their four children, 3 daughters and a son, to Jones County Mississippi arriving before 1859. Their arrival was early enough in the 1850’s for their daughter Nancy Elizabeth to meet and fall in love with Moses Holyfield, Jr. Moses and Nancy Elizabeth were married in 1859. In 1860, they are enumerated as a family unit.  

Moses & Elizabeth
1860 Jones County, MS





1860 Jones Co., MS








Moses Holyfield, Jr. and Nancy Elizabeth Rivers were first Cousin. Moses, Jr. was the son of Luke’s sister Millie and her husband Moses Holyfield, Sr. 

Moses - Millie
1860 Jones County, MS







Moses Holyfield, Jr. and Nancy Elizabeth Rivers had the following children:
 
I. Emily Jane Holyfield, born abt 1862, Jones County, Mississippi; married Abner A. Hinton.
ii. Franklin David Holyfield, born 26 Jan 1863, Jones County, Mississippi; married Mary Addie Ulmer; died 26 Jan 1931, Laurel, Jones Co., MS.
iii. Warren W. Holyfield, born abt 1866, Jones County, Mississippi; married Mary C. Wheeler.
iv. Catherine Holyfield, born abt 1868, Jones County, Mississippi; married George Washington Harper, Jones County, Mississippi.
v. Evelyne L. Holyfield, born 18 Apr 1869, Jones County, Mississippi; married John William Hill, Jones County, Mississippi; died 27 Apr 1941.
 
Moses Holyfield, Jr. is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.
Nancy Elizabeth Rivers is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.
 
 









 
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Sources:
1. 1850 Census, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, Page 128A; Line 1, Dwelling 186, Family 186, Household of Moses HOLYFIELD; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 374.
2. 1860 Census, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, page 51/709; Line 18, Dwelling 331, Family 331, Household of Moses Holyfield; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 584.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Jones County, Mississippi, mortality schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, Moses Holyfield; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm.
4. 1870 U. S. Census, Jones County, Mississippi, mortality schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, Moses Holyfield; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm.
5. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 168A, Line 6, Family #1065, Dwelling #1065, Household of Luke Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2000); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
6. 1870 US Census, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Township 8, Jones County, Mississippi, Page 202B/203A; Lines 35-41, Family #61, Dwelling #62, Household of Elizabeth HOLIFIELD; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing NARA publication M593_733.
7. 1880, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Pinelville, Jones County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 126, Page: 313D (stamped); Line 41, Dwelling 98, Family 98, Household of J. J. HOLIFIELD; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 January 2013); citing NARA publication T9, Roll: 651.
8. 1900, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 60, Page 101B, Line 67, Dwelling 347, Family 350, Household of John HOLIFIELD; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 January 2013); citing NARA publication T623_Roll: 813.
9. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 November 2013); Memorial page for Elizabeth Holyfield; (6 June 1836-Mar. 26, 1913*); Find a Grave memorial # 25189566, Citing Springhill Cemetery; Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi, USA.
Holyfield is also spelled Holifield.






















Friday, June 24, 2016

Chesterfield County Deed~T. Bone to Phillip Sellers Deed

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T. Bone to Phillip Sellers Deed


State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
October 21st 1872. Know all men these presents that I Temperance J. Bone of the County and state aforesaid have this day bargained Sold and by there <sic>presents do bargain, sell and convey to Phillip A. Sellers for the Sum of Seventy five dollars my legatee part of land containing two hundred acres of land more or less being a tract of land formally belonging to Sarah Hancock dec'd and Temperance J. Bone, do warrant and defend the title of the said land to Phillip A. Sellers to his and assigns forever from myself my heirs administrators Executors forever. Witness my hand and seal done the day and date above written.
Done in the presence of}                Temperance J. X her mark Bone {seal}
T. H. Sellers}
H. H. X his mark Hancock}

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County} Personally appeared before me T. H. Sellers and made oath that he saw the above named Temperance J. Bone sign seal and as her act and deed deliver the above instrument of writing for the uses and purposes therein set forth and that he with H. H. Hancock witnessed the Execution thereof.                                       T. H. Sellers
Sworn to before me}
18 Nov 1872}
T. F. Mulloy, Clk}

Auditors Office} Recorded Oct 23 in Sales Book A page 23
Chesterfield Co.}                                T. L. Watson
                                                                      A.C.C
 
Recorded 18th Nov. 1872
Original Dev’d to P. Sellers
 
I could use some help with parties named within this land deed. Questions I have are:
  • Who is Temperance J. Bone?
  • Which Phillip A. Sellers?
  • T. H. Sellers is a witness; Is this Thomas Hardy Sellers and if so who are Thomas Hardy Sellers parents.
  • Who is Sarah Hancock deceased; died prior to Nov 1872?
  • Who is H. H. Hancock witness?
If you have any information about this land deed or the parties named within; please contact me. My e-mail is on the right column of this page , at bottom of page.  





 
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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book #4: page 141,  T. Bone to Phillip Sellers Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.























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