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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tombstone Tusesday - David W. Graves

Tombstone Photo Courtesy of Jason Cockfield


Inscription:

DAVID W. GRAVES./ BORN/ January 22, 1812,/ DIED/ November 21, 1898./ --/ Blessed are the pure in/ heart; for they shall see/ God./



David W. Graves was born on 22 Jan 1812 in NC. 1 2 3 He died on 21 Nov 1898 at the age of 86 and was buried at Old St. Mary's Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Patrick, Chesterfield, South Carolina.4 5 He served in the military Civil War in 1861–1865. His brother Thomas died in the Civil War.

Census data indicates that David was previously married prior to his marriage about 1872 to Mary Ann Gulledge. No data has been found naming David first wife; but, the 1850 census for Chesterfield County shows David, Sarah and Thomas living the household of Mary Graves, age 55, believe to be the Mother of David and grandmother to Sarah and Thomas. David W. Graves and Unknown were married in 1833.

David W. Graves and his  Unknown Wife had the following children:

             i.   Sarah Jane Graves, born abt 1833, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married William A. Purvis, abt 1859; died 30 Dec 1893, McFarlan, Anson County, North Carolina.
             ii.   William Thomas Graves, born May 1838, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married 1st, Mary Gilley Lassiter, 26 Jul 1857, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married 2nd, Mary E. Gainey, abt 1863, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died aft 1900.


David W. Graves and Mary Ann Gulledge were married about 1872. Mary Ann Gulledge, daughter of Daniel Gulledge and Jane Henderson, was born on 15 May 1842 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.6 She appeared in the census in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.7 8 9 She died on 25 Apr 1921 at the age of 78 and was buried at Old St. Mary's Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

David W. Graves and Mary Ann Gulledge had the following children:

           i.   Annie Jane Graves was born in Nov 1873 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 10 11 12 13 14
           ii.   Margaret I. Graves was born on 18 May 1875; died on 2 Sep 1883 at the age of 8  in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 15  
           iii.   Daniel G. Graves, born 27 Jan 1877; married Eula Lee Holley, Georgia; died 17 May 1955, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
           iv.   Archibald James Graves was born on 12 Apr 1878 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 16 17 He appeared in the census in 1910 -1940 Census in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.18 19 20 He died on 25 May 1947 at the age of 69 and was buried in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
           v.    Mary Hannah Graves was born on 22 Oct 1881 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 21 22 23 24 She died on 23 Mar 1953 at the age of 71 in Lynchburg, Lee County, South Carolina and was buried at Old St. Mary's Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

David W. Graves is my third great grandfather. His daughter Sarah Jane Graves is my second great grandmother. 

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        1. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 106A, Line 8, Dwelling 110, Family 110, Household of Mary GRAVES; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 20 November 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851. 1850 CENSUS: Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Roll: M432_851; Image: 216, Film #0444814, Page 106A, Line 8, Dwelling 110, Family 110; Mary GRAVES, age 55, born in SC; David W. GRAVES, age 32, Tailor, born in SC; Sarah J. GRAVES, age 16, born in SC and Thomas GRAVES, age 14, born in SC. Mary age 55 makes her birth year to be about 1795.
        2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 171A, Line 6, Dwelling 1083, Family 1081, Household of Mary GRAVES; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 20 November 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm M653-1217. 
        3. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #4, Page 309C, Line 7, Dwelling 193, Family 193, Household of David W. GRAVES; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 20 November 2011); citing National Archive  Microfilm T9, Roll 1225. 
        4. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Self-Published, 1995, page 943. Tombstone of David W. GRAVES; 22 January 1812–21 November 1898, Old St. Mary's Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. BIRTH- 22 Jan 1812; Death 21 Nov 1898.
        5. Ibid.
        6. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #4, Page 309C, Line 7, Dwelling 193, Family 193, Household of David W. GRAVES. 
        7. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #19, Pages 64B & 65A, Line 98, Dwelling 127, Family 128, Household of Mary A. Graves; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 20 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
        8. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0034, Page 88B, Line 92, Dwelling 105, Family 107, Household of  [Archibald] James GRAVES; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 20 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455. 1910 CENSUS: Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1455; Enumeration District: 0034; Image: 830; FHL Number: 1375468; Page 88B, Line 92, Dwelling 105, Family 107, [Archibald] James GRAVES, age 29; Mary [GULLEDGE] GRAVES, his mother, age 67;  Annie Jane GRAVES, his sister, age 31; Mary H. GRAVES, his sister, age 24 and Catherine DECKER his aunt, age 65.
        9. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #37, Page 107B, Line 68, Dwelling 132, Family 133, Household of Archie J. GRAVES; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 20 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
        10. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #4, Page 309C, Line 7, Dwelling 193, Family 193, Household of David W. GRAVES. 
        11. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #19, Pages 64B & 65A, Line 98, Dwelling 127, Family 128, Household of Mary A. Graves.
        12. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #0034, Page 88B, Line 92, Dwelling 105, Family 107, Household of  [Archibald] James GRAVES.
        13. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #37, Page 107B, Line 68, Dwelling 132, Family 133, Household of Archie J. GRAVES. 
        14. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #13, Page 266A&B; Line 49, Dwelling 153, Family 157, Household of  Archibald J. GRAVES; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 20 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2192. 
        15. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #4, Page 309C, Line 7, Dwelling 193, Family 193, Household of David W. GRAVES. 
        16. Ibid.
        17. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #19, Pages 64B & 65A, Line 98, Dwelling 127, Family 128, Household of Mary A. Graves. 
        18. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #0034, Page 88B, Line 92, Dwelling 105, Family 107, Household of  [Archibald] James GRAVES. 
        19. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #37, Page 107B, Line 68, Dwelling 132, Family 133, Household of Archie J. GRAVES. 
        20. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #13, Page 266A&B; Line 49, Dwelling 153, Family 157, Household of  Archibald J. GRAVES. 
        21. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #19, Pages 64B & 65A, Line 98, Dwelling 127, Family 128, Household of Mary A. Graves.
        22. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #0034, Page 88B, Line 92, Dwelling 105, Family 107, Household of  [Archibald] James GRAVES. 
        23. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #37, Page 107B, Line 68, Dwelling 132, Family 133, Household of Archie J. GRAVES. 
        24. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #13, Page 266A&B; Line 49, Dwelling 153, Family 157, Household of  Archibald J. GRAVES. 
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Amanuensis Monday – Apprenticeship of Holifield Children (1868-1871)

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 the apprenticeship of Milley, Ransom and Miles Holifield.  But first some background information.
The three children’s named within this apprenticeship case are sons and daughters of James Holifield and his wife Lucinda Sims.
James is the son of Moses Holifield and Emillia “Milly” Rivers Holifield.  
Moses Holifield (1800-1870+) married Emillia "Milly" RIVERS back in Chesterfield, SC and migrated to Jones County Mississippi between 1830-1840.

Mark Rivers is Milly Rivers brother and he migrated with them or shortly after. He married Irena Catherine Hancock in Feb 1840 in Chesterfield (From Divorce Documents, copies of entire case in my files).

Milly & Mark also has a brother Luke Rivers married to Mary Salina Johns in the 1850 Census for Chesterfield County, 1860 Census for Jones County.

Mark & Catherine have no children before this apprenticeship they took care of some Driman/Dryman Children that are said to be nieces & nephews and I haven't connected yet.

In 1850 Mark filed for Divorce from Catherine for Adultery and it was granted.[1] But in 1860 they are back together.

This Court action is very surprising. I thought Mark & Catherine were divorced in 1859.

Catherine married George S. Fagan on 8 Sept 1879 in Choctaw Co.

                                         
Apprenticeship Case
The State of Alabama}                   Probate Court
Choctaw County }
Milley  Holifield }                              Minors for Apprenticeship of [2]
Ranson Holifield }
Miles Holifield }

This day came Mr.    Rivers who is a resident of  said County and brought with him Milly Holifield Ranson Holifield aged twelve years Ransom Holifield aged ten years and Miles Holifield aged eight years and makes known to the County, that they orphans and destitute of the necessary means of support and makes application to the Court to have the, apprenticed to him until they respectively attain     full age of twenty one years and the said    Rivers consenting to take the said Milly, Ransom, & Miles Holifield and that they shall be so bound to him and having given bond according to Law, by which he obligates him self, at all times, to provide a sufficiency of good and holsome provisions, furnish all necessary clothing, washing and  lodging  and treat said Milly, Ransom and Miles Holifield kindness and humanity and train them up to work in the ordinary discipline of life and such other useful avocation as is common to laborers and persons in their spear of life, have them taught to read, write and cyphers as for as the rule of  three  and at the expiration of their term of apprenticeship. Furnish each of them with two complete suits of cloths and it appearing to the Court that said agreement is in accordance with laws and that the said Rivers is a suitable person to have the care and education of the said Milly, Ransome and Miles Holifield.
It is ordered that said agreement be and the same is hereby, ratified and confirmed, and by the authority of this Court made good and effectual and the said Milly, Ransom and Miles Holifield and hereby accordingly put, placed bound and apprenticed to said   Rivers the purpose and upon the condition aforesaid until they the said Milly, Ransom and Miles Holifield shall respectively attained the age of twenty one years.


January the 5th 1868
The state of Ala Chtaw County
To all hoom this may concern wee the Signed have bound our selves to have bound to Mark Rivers and his wife Catherine Rivers two of our children Elie and Miley until thay ar 21 years of age the sade Rivers and his wife Dus agree to fernish the children clothing and provishion and 12 month scooling and the Sade Rivers and his Wife Dus further agree when the children is free to give then a starte as same as if tha was than on childring.

 X. Nichols                                                            James X Holifield
Sarah Nicholss                                                      LuSindy X Holifield
                                       Milly Holifield
                                       Ransom Holifield
                                       Miles Holifield                  

The State of Alabama}
Choctaw County}
Know all men by these presents that we     Rivers are held and firmly bound unto Bob Glover Judge of the Probate Court for said County and his successors in Office in the penal sum of nine hundred dollars for the true payment of which We bind ourselves our heirs’ executors and administrators jointly and sever ably by these presents sealed with our Seals and dated 20 Day of September 1871. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said Bob Glover Judge as aforesaid have this day apprenticed to the above  bound      Rivers the following minors to wit: Milley Holifield aged twelve years Ransom Holifield aged ten years and Miles Holifield aged eight years who are orphans until they are twenty one years of age now if the Said     Rivers, shall at all times furnish said minors, with sufficient food and clothing treat them  humanly furnish them medical attendance when sick teach then or cause them to be taught to read and write and Cypher as far as the rule of law, and will conform to any law that may be passed here after, for the regulation of the duties of Master and Apprentice then this obligation to be void otherwise will to remain in full force & effect.      

The last paragraph of this Court action is dated September 1871; Catherine married George Fagan Sept 1879. Mark Rivers was not found in the 1880 Census. It is believed that Mark Rivers died between 1871-1879 and this most likely made the apprenticeship null & void. If so, there should be some additional court action after 1871 and before September 1879.


[1] Jones County, Mississippi, Volume 1 page 31-35 , Mark Rivers vs. Catherine Rivers, Divorce Case, April Term, 1858; Circuit Court Chancery, Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi.
Published in Mississippi Genealogical Exchange of 1979, Court case for a Divorce in Jones Co., Miss. of MARK Rivers versus CATHERINE Rivers.
'Mr. RIVERS stated that he and Catherine Hancock married in the State of North Carolina in Feb. 1840 and lived together until 15 Nov 1858(?)
Witnesses:
LUKE Rivers, J. M. MUSGROVE, J. C. BRYANT, and SEABORN McGEE
Divorce action filed on 1 Jan 1859 and granted on 9 April 1859. [Info provided by Ann in Alabama]
[2] Choctaw County, Alabama, Volume 1 page 31-35 Roll# S2005-0347, "Apprenticeship Records (1823-1924), Index - Adams, Judge - Young, Mattie, Minors for Apprenticeship-Milley, Ransom, Miles Holifield, 5 January 1868; Clerk of Probate, Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama.
The film Roll# is S2005-0347, Choctaw Co., AL.  Ask for Apprenticeship Records on this roll for the Holifield children.
 "Apprenticeship Records (1823-1924), Index - Adams, Judge - Young, Mattie"
[3] My THANKS to Cheryl for telling me about this court Case and to Bennie W.  & Lisa F. for providing readable copies of the case for transcription. You three are awesome. Without the 3 of you this posting would not have been possible. 


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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Surname Saturday – Hancock-Rivers


Irena Catherine Hancock was born in Jan 1822 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 1 2 3 4 5 She died between 1900 And 1903 in Robertson County, Texas.

Catherine was twice married; first to Mark S. Rivers and second to George S. Fagan. 


Irena Catherine Hancock and Mark S. Rivers were married in Feb 1840 in either Anson County, North Carolina or Chesterfield County, South Carolina.6 They were divorced on 1 Jan 1859 in Jones County, Mississippi.7

Mark and Catherine had no children.

Mark S. Rivers, son of Mark Rivers and Annie Parker, was born about 1808 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He appeared in the census in 1850 -1860 Census in Jones County, Mississippi.8 9 10 He moved to Choctaw County, Alabama and is enumerated Township 10, Choctaw, Alabama in the 1870 Census.11 He died between 1871 and Sep 1879 in Choctaw County, Alabama.

Between 1868 and 1871, Mark and Catherine took in 3 of the children of James Holifield. The children named in the apprenticeship case were Milley, Ransom and Miles Holifield. Mark was James Holifield uncle; the brother of James's Mother Emily.12

James Holifield parents were Moses Holifield & Emily RIVERS; Emily was the sister of Mark and Luke Rivers. Moses, Emily, Mark and Catherine moved to Mississippi between 1830 and 1840, Luke remained in Chesterfield until after the 1850 census were enumerated. Then he moved to Mississippi with his brother and sister. 


Irena Catherine Hancock and George S. Fagan were married on 8 Sep 1879 in Choctaw Co., AL.13 George S. Fagan, son of Patsy Fagan, was born about 1807 in SC. He appeared in the census in 1860-1880 in Beat 7, Choctaw, Alabama.14 He died before 1900 at the age of 93.

George S. Fagan had the following child:

                 i.  Amanda J. Fagan was born about 1860. 15



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        1. 1850 Census, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, Page 129B, Line 13, Dwelling 3194, Family #194, Household of Mark RIVERS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 374.
        2. 1853, Jones County, Mississippi, Mississippi state and territorial census collection, 1792-1866, Jones County, Mississippi, Mark Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.om : viewed 11 June 2011); Microfilm V229. 3 rolls. Heritage Quest .Roll : v229_2. 1853 STATE CENSUS: Jones County, Mississippi. 2 Males, 1 Female.
Ancestry.com. Mississippi State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Mississippi State and Territorial Censuses, 1792-1866. Microfilm V229. 3 rolls. Heritage Quest.
        3. 1860 Census, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi, Page 705, Line 11, Dwelling 304, Family 304, Household of Mark RIVERS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 584. 1860 CENSUS: Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi; Roll: M653_584; Image: 127;  Family History Library Film: 803584, 17 Oct 1860, Page 705, Line 11; Dwelling 304, Family 304; Mark RIVERS, age 52, Farmer, born in SC (1808); Arena C. RIVERS, age 46, born in SC (1814); J. H. DRIMAN, age 17, born in MS (1843). .
        4. 1880 U. S. Census, Choctaw County, Alabama, population schedule, Beat 7, Choctaw County, Alabama, enumeration district (ED) 014, Page 154A, Line 14, Dwelling 225, Family 125, Household of George S. FAGAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2011); citing NARA publication T9, Roll: 006. 1880 CENSUS: Beat 7, Choctaw County, Alabama; FHL Film 1254006, National Archives Film T9-0006, Enumeration District: 014; Page 154A, Line 14, Dwelling 225, Family 125; George S. FAGAN, age 76, born in SC; Catherine FAGAN,  Wife, age 59, born in SC; Millie FAGAN, Dau., age 30, born in AL; Amanda J. FAGAN, Dau., age 20, born in AL; Hettie B. FAGAN, GDau., age 10, born in AL; James F. FAGAN,  GSon, age 7M, born in AL; Florence E. SMITH, GDau., age 3, born in AL, plus two Black Males age 18, Moses LYON  and Isaac YOUNG.
        5. 1900  U. S. Census, Robertson County, Texas, Justice Precinct #6, population schedule, Robertson County, Texas, Justice Precinct #6, enumeration district (ED) 121, Page 247B/6B, Line 85, Dwelling 116, Family 116, Household of Jasper N. DRYMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 166. 1900 CENSUS: Robertson County, Texas, Justice Precinct #6, Series: T623  Roll: 166, Enumeration District: 121; FHL microfilm: 1241666; Page 247B/6B, Line 85, Dwelling 116, Family 116. Jasper N. DRYMAN, age 58, Farmer, born  February 1842, in Mississippi, Parents born in Mississippi, Married 40 years, 13 Children, 12 living. Louisa DRYMAN, Wife, age 53, born Jan 1847 in MS, Father born in NC, Mother in GA; Amanda DRYMAN, Daughter, age 26, born Dec 1873 in AL; Robert DRYMAN, Son. age 24, born Oct 1874 in AL; Jerry M. DRYMAN, Son, age 20, born Mar 1879 in AL; Jasper DRYMAN, Son, age 17, born Feb 1883 in AL;  Mallie DRYMAN, Son. age 15, born May 1885 in AL; Annie  DRYMAN, Daughter, age 12, born Sept. 1887 in TX; Thomas DRYMAN, Son, age 09, born Mar 1891 in TX and Catherine FAGAN, Aunt, age 78, Widowed, born Jan 1822 in SC, parents born in SC.
        6. Jones County, Mississippi, Volume 1  page 31-35 , Mark Rivers vs. Catherine Rivers, Divorce Case, April Term, 1858; Circuit Court Chancery, Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi. Mississippi  Jones County Chancery Court  Volume 1  page 31-35
(Provided by Jean Larson) - { Mf#  12358}[FHL 903686].
        7. Ibid.
        8. 1850 Census, Jones County, Mississippi, Population Schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, Page 129B, Line 13, Dwelling 3194, Family #194, Household of Mark RIVERS.
        9. 1853, Jones County, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866, Jones County, Mississippi, , Mark Rivers. 1853 STATE CENSUS: Jones County, Mississippi. 2 Males, 1 Female.
Ancestry.com. Mississippi State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Mississippi State and Territorial Censuses, 1792-1866. Microfilm V229. 3 rolls. Heritage Quest.
        10. 1860 Census, Jones County, Mississippi, Population Schedule, Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi, Page 705, Line 11, Dwelling 304, Family 304, Household of Mark RIVERS. 1860 CENSUS: Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi; Roll: M653_584; Image: 127;  Family History Library Film: 803584, 17 Oct 1860, Page 705, Line 11; Dwelling 304, Family 304; Mark RIVERS, age 52, Farmer, born in SC (1808); Arena C. RIVERS, age 46, born in SC (1814); J. H. DRIMAN, age 17, born in MS (1843). .
        11. 1870 U. S. Census, Choctaw County, Alabama, population schedule, Township 10, Choctaw, Alabama, Page: 412B; Line 27, Dwelling 162, Family 163, usehold of  Martin RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2011); citing NARA publication M593_7. 1870 CENSUS: Township 10, Choctaw, Alabama; Roll: M593_7;  Image: 363;  Family History Library Film: 545506; Page: 412B; Line 27, Dwelling 162, Family 163; Martin RIVERS, age 60, born in NC; Amanda RIVERS, age 47, born in NC; S. HOLIFIELD, Female, age 19, born in Mississippi; M. [Mary C.] HOLIFIELD, Female, age 13, born in Mississippi; Robt. HOLIFIELD, Male, age 10, born in Mississippi and Monroe HOLIFIELD, Male, age 08, born in Mississippi; three houses away Page: 413A; Line 1, Dwelling 165, Family 166; we find Jno. [Jasper] DRYMAN, age 25, born in Mississippi; Laura DRYMAN, age 22, born in Mississippi; John DRYMAN, age 4, born in Alabama; Eliza DRYMAN, age 4, born in Alabama and James DRYMAN, age 5/12, born in Alabama.
        12. Choctaw County, Alabama, Volume 1  page 31-35 Roll# S2005-0347, "Apprenticeship Records (1823-1924), Index - Adams, Judge - Young, Mattie, Minors for Apprenticeship-Milley, Ransom, Miles Holifield, 5 January 1868; Clerk of Probate, Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama.
        13. Choctaw County, Alabama, Marriage Licensee, Book 1, Page 263, FHL Film #1788198., George S Fagan & Catherine Rivers, 8 September 1879; Probate Court, Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama. MARRIAGE: Choctaw County Alabama Marriage Licensee, Book 1, Page 263, FHL Film #1788198.
        14. 1880 U. S. Census, Choctaw County, Alabama, population schedule, Beat 7, Choctaw County, Alabama, ED 014, Page 154A, Line 14, Dwelling 225, Family 125, Household of George S. FAGAN. 1880 CENSUS: Beat 7, Choctaw County, Alabama; FHL Film 1254006, National Archives Film T9-0006, Enumeration District: 014; Page 154A, Line 14, Dwelling 225, Family 125; George S. FAGAN, age 76, born in SC; Catherine FAGAN,  Wife, age 59, born in SC; Millie FAGAN, Dau., age 30, born in AL; Amanda J. FAGAN, Dau., age 20, born in AL; Hettie B. FAGAN, GDau., age 10, born in AL; James F. FAGAN,  GSon, age 7M, born in AL; Florence E. SMITH, GDau., age 3, born in AL, plus two Black Males age 18, Moses LYON  and Isaac YOUNG.
        15. Ibid.





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Friday, July 27, 2012

What Happen to John R. Brown and his wife Elizabeth Pigford?

Minnie Sanders Rivers in her genealogy of “The Rivers Family of Chesterfield County, SC, 1926” stated that John BROWN married a Miss PIGFORD and added this note:

John died at the age of 36. He and his wife died in a day or two of each other and were buried in same graveyard. [They] left six small children. The Mother's people took four of them and their Uncle Epps Brown took [the] two oldest.

Based on research this is what I have found.

John R. Brown married Elizabeth Pigford and had 6 children;
Martha J. Brown, b. abt 1838;
Adelaide Brown, b. abt 1842;
Thomas D. Brown, b. abt 1844;
Enoch Timothy Brown, b. abt 1846;
Catherine Brown, b. abt 1848
M. L. Brown, female, b. abt 1852.

John R. & Elizabeth are listed in the 1850 Census for Anderson County, Texas. If family folklore is correct and he died at age 36 then he mostly likely died in 1851 in Texas and Elizabeth died shortly afterwards.

1850 CENSUS:[1] Anderson County, Texas; Roll M432_908; Page: 15B; Image: 22, Line 12, Dwelling 101, Family 101; John R. BROWN, male, farmer, age 35, born in GA; Elizabeth BROWN, female, age 28, born in GA; Adelaide BROWN, female, age 7, born in MS; Martha J. BROWN, female, age 12, born in MS; Thomas P. BROWN, male, age 5, born in MS; Timothy BROWN, male, age 3, born in MS and Catherine BROWN, female, age 1, born in MS. 

In 1860, I could find no record of John Brown and his wife Elizabeth Pigford. Two of their children – Enoch Timothy BROWN, age 14, born in MS and M. L. BROWN, age 8, born in TX, were living with Alford D. and Charity A. PIGFORD, In Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.

1860 CENSUS:[2] Marion, Lauderdale Co., MS; Series: M653, Roll: 585, Page: 261, Line 13; Dwelling 131 Family 130; A. D. PIGFORD, male, farmer, age 38, born in NC; Charity A. PIGFORD, female, age 32, born in AL; E. T. BROWN, male, age 14, born in MS and M. L. BROWN, female, age 8, born in TX. 

Their older daughter, Martha J. BROWN was married to Andrew S. BRADLEY and living in Clarke Co., AL.

1860 CENSUS:[3] Grove Hill PO, Clarke Co., AL; Series: M653, Roll: 6, Page: 736, Line 31, Dwelling 1572, Family 1784; Andrew S. BRADLEY, male, Farmer, age 29, born in AL; Martha J. BRADLEY, female, age 22, born in MS; Thomas BRADLEY, male, age 5, born in MS; William W. BRADLEY, male, age 4, born in MS and Elizabeth BRADLEY, female, age 2, born in MS. 

Their children – Thomas D. & Catherine were living with their Uncle Epps Rivers BROWN in Franklin Township, Union County Arkansas. 

1860 CENSUS:[4] Union County Arkansas, Franklin Township, Page 316, Film #0803051, Dwelling 703, Family 657, Epps R. BROWN, Lawyer & Farmer, age 50, born GA; Dorinda BROWN, age 40, born AL; Sallie BROWN, age 16, born MS; Napoleon BROWN, age 15, born MS; Lafayette BROWN, age 13, born AR; Martha BROWN, age 10, born MS; Nancy BROWN, age 08, born AR; Lucy BROWN, age 06, born AR; Mollie BROWN, age 03, born AR; Lizzie BROWN, age 7/12, born AR; Sarah [RIVERS] BROWN, age 78, born SC; Thomas BROWN, age 16, born MS; Catherine BROWN, age 11, born MS. 

This accounts for all of the children EXCEPT for Adelaide BROWN, daughter, b. abt 1842.

In 1870[5], Kate was with Martha J. Bradley and her children (Martha was a widow) in Lauderdale Co and Thomas D. Brown and his wife, Mary Blackwell were neighbors with Enoch Thomas Brown in their household.

Martha’s husband, Andrew most likely died during the Civil War; but, to date I have found no record.

1870 CENSUS:[6] Toomsuba PO, Lauderdale Co., MS; Series: M593, Roll: 735, Page: 61, Line 10, Dwelling 645, Family 645; Martha BRADLY, female, age 32, born in MS; Thomas BRADLY, male, age 15, born in MS; Alice BRADLY, female, age 12, born in MS; Mattie BRADLY, female, age 7, born in MS and Kate BROWN, female, age 22, born in MS. 

1870 CENSUS:[7] Toomsuba PO, Lauderdale Co., MS; Series: M593, Roll: 735, Page: 61, Line 17, Dwelling 647, Family 647; Thomas D. BROWN, male, age 26, born in MS; Mary [Blackwell] BROWN, female, age 21, born in MS; Enoch T. BROWN, male, [Brother], age 24, born in MS.
 
I have looked at an index for Anderson County, Texas probate record and there is no listing for the Brown surname.



How could the parents of these children pass away and they get from Texas to Mississippi and Arkansas without some kind of probate action.

No cemetery record has been found for John R. and Elizabeth but this is to be expected; the minor children did not have any means of paying for burial or tombstone.

This couple is a real mystery that I hope one day to find exactly what happen to them while in Texas.
















[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Anderson County, Texas, population schedule, Anderson County, Texas, Page 15B, Line 12,, Dwelling 101, Family 101, Household of John R. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives Microfilm M432_908.
[2] 1860 U. S. Census, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, population schedule, Marion, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Page: 261, Line 13,, Dwelling 131; Family 130, Household of A. D. PIGFORD; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_585.
[3] 1860 U. S. Census, Clarke County, Alabama, population schedule, Grove Hill PO, Clarke County, Alabama, Page: 736, Line 31, Dwelling 1572, Family 1784, Household of Andrew S. BRADLEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_6.
[4] 1860 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, Page 316B, Line 17, Family/Dwelling 703/651, Household of Epps R. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: M653_51.
[5] 1870 U. S. Census, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, population schedule, Toomsuba PO, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Page: 61, Line 10, Dwelling 647, Family 647, Household of Thomas D. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 25 July 2011); citing National Archives M593_735.
[6] 1870 U. S. Census, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, population schedule, Toomsuba PO, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Page: 61, Line 10, Dwelling 647, Family 647, Household of Thomas D. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 25 July 2011); citing National Archives M593_735.
[7] 1870 U. S. Census, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, population schedule, Toomsuba PO, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Page: 61, Line 10, Dwelling 647, Family 647, Household of Thomas D. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 25 July 2011); citing National Archives M593_735.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday – Alsey Brock.

Alsey Brock is my second grand Uncle. He is the oldest brother of my second great grandfather Hezekiah Brock, Alsey and Hezekiah were sons of Benjamin Brock and Temperance (LNU).

Alsey Brock was born on 10 Sep 1815 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 13 Mar 1858 at the age of 42 and was buried at Old Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Alsey Brock married Lucy Morris, born on 13 Jul 1822 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. Lucy died on 4 Jan 1887 at the age of 64 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina and buried beside her husband in Old Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Alsey Brock and Lucy Morris had the following children:

i. Charles A. Brock, born 26 Nov 1836, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sarah J.(LNU); died 23 Sep 1898, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Pleasant A. Brock, born 10 Mar 1839, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Martha Eugenia Horne, 10 Feb 1869,[1] Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina; died 28 Feb 1873, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.


Tombstone Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr



There's a real interesting deed on file in the Chesterfield County Courthouse between Lucy Brock and W. T. Powell.  After the death of Alsey and her son Pleasant, Lucy places all her property in trust for the benefit of her children and grandchildren.  

DEED: Lucy BROCK to W. T. POWELL.
Lucy puts all of her property in trust with W. T. POWELL to hold the same for the benefit of her children. She refers to the natural love for her son Charles A. BROCK and his wife Sarah J. BROCK and Mary Kerry BROCK the child of Irvin S. BROCK. Ten ($10.00) dollars paid to W. T. POWELL and 3 lots (Lot #156, 157 and 158) in the Town of Cheraw to be placed in trust. One was the lot where her son Pleasant A. BROCK resided at the time of his death (d. 28 Feb. 1873). W. T. POWELL shall hold the same for the use and benefit of Charles A. BROCK, his wife Sarah J. BROCK and Mary Nezzie BROCK, the child of Irvin S. BROCK, living with Charles A. BROCK and Sarah J. Brock.

If Charles and Sarah should not have children then at their death to pass to Mary Kezzie BROCK, and if she is not living to pass to SARAH BROCK, the widow of Hezekiah BROCK.[2]
    















[1] Family data, Pleasant A. Brock Family Bible, Holy Bible, (Oxford: University Press., 1865); original owned in 2004 by Ashton Gandy, [address for private use], Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina.
[2] Land Deed - Lucy BROCK to W. T. POWELL; ; Deed Book #5; Page(s) 782-785; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; 23 July 2012
[3] Birth & Death dates for Alsey & Sarah Morris Brock are dates found on their tombstones at Old Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
[4] LNU - Last name unknown
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Military Monday – David Richard Teal


David Richard Teal's Civil War Record[1] can be found on Fold3.com , a paid subscription website. His entire record consists of 6 pages /image one of which page one is an Index page.

He enlisted on January 1, 1864, very late into the War.  He enlisted as a Private into Co. E, 21st South Carolina Volunteers Infantry. This was Capt. Benjamin T. Davis outfit and many of his friend's neighbors and cousins were members of this unit.  He enlisted for 3 years and the January –February Muster Roil showed him due a $50.00 bounty.

The next image is a Muster Roll for April 30 - August 31, 1864 - This image showed that he was furlough 1 Sept. 1964 and again indicated he was due a $50.00 bounty.

Image 5 is a Muster Roll for Sept-Oct 1864 – shows David absent without and still due a bounty of $50.00.

Only two additional images remains and they are displayed below

Image 5 – Shows David Richard Teal as a Prisoner of War (POW) at Point Lookout, Maryland.

He was captured on March 4, 1865 in Chesterfield, SC.   This is very important. March the 4th 1865 was the day that Gen. Sherman Union forces entered the town of Chesterfield destroying everything and burning the Courthouse to the ground.  This is the second record that I have examined where Chesterfield men were captured at home on 4 March and imprisoned as POW's. The first was my second great grandfather Hezekiah Brock.

 

David Richard Teal made it back home from Point Lookout and Married Nancy J. Davis, daughter of John Calvin Davis and Charlotte Hurst.  David and Nancy had 6 children; 5 daughters and a son. Nancy J. Davis Teal died in 1895[2] (date on Tombstone) and David Richard Teal remarried in 1897 to Lucinda Caulder; they had 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters.


Finally, Image 6 is the Oath of allegiance that David Richard teal signed upon his release from Point Lookout, Maryland on 21 June 1865.


[1] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/image/#20|83230560 : accessed 21 July 2012), entry for David R. Teal, Private; Co. E. 21st SC INF CSA; Confederate.
[2] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 1181. Tombstone of Nancy J. TEAL; 1837–1895, Teal Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
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