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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.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

1 County, 3 Men, Same Name

 
There are three (3) men in Chesterfield County with the same name - Ervin/Irvin Samuel Brock. The similarity in names and birth year has caused a lot of confusion and transmission of inaccurate information about the men and their families.

The FIRST Ervin Samuel Brock was a son of Alexander Brock and Timmrah “Timmy” White Brock.
Ervin Samuel Brock, Sr. was born 18 Oct 1849. This Ervin Samuel was married 3 times. The first Ervin Samuel Brock died 5 October 1931 in Chesterfield County.

First marriage: Mary K. Proboff , married about 1875, died in childbirth of daughter, Mary Kizzie Brock. Last name is transcribed from her tombstone in old St. David’s Cemetery. (Surname as spelled has not been identified for any families in nearby counties)

Second Marriage: Harriett “Hennie” Boatwright, married abt 1879, one child – Ervin Samuel Brock, Jr.

Third Marriage: Sarah Florence Newby, married abt 1897, four daughters – Dessie Lone, Mary Pauline, Jamima Rosanelle and Lillie Florence.

The SECOND Irvin Samuel Brock was born in 1856 to Stephen Brock and Nancy Smith Brock. He was married once to Mary A. Stubbs. They had 5 children – Minnie, Lillian, Aileen, Harold and Coit. This Irvin Samuel died 12 Oct 1897 leaving his minor children without their father or mother. [Chesterfield County Estate Records #717, Estate of I. S. BROCK, Film #E914, Frame 1345, Document by Peter H. BROCK stating that I. S. BROCK died intestate on 12 October 1897, leaving a considerable personal Estate, left no Widow and his children who are of age are ALL GIRLS and the petitioner is BROTHER of the deceased. Dated 16 October 1897.]
 
The THIRD Ervin Samuel Brock was a son of Ervin Samuel Brock, Sr. the first Ervin Samuel and his second wife, Harriett “Hennie” Brock. Ervin Samuel Brock, Jr. was born 6 March 1880. He was only married once to my grand Aunt Martha Eliza “Sis” Purvis, daughter of William James Purvis and Mary Hulda Previtte. This Ervin Samuel Brock died 17 May 1954. This Ervin Samuel was a grandson of George R. Boatwright and received a share of his estate. [Probate Folder #671, Ervin Brock, Jr. shows he received a share of George R. Boatwright Estate in 1895. FHL Film #2166627, Image 522-534 of 1623]
 
There is also a female Irvin – Irvin Thetus Brock. Irvin Thetus Brock was born 10 March 1876, died 1 Feb 1962 in Statesville, North Carolina. This Irvin Thetus married George Washington Boan. Her death certificate shows her parents as Ann Pigg and Ervin Brock.

Generation 1 (Third)

1. Ervin Samuel Brock Jr.: born 6 Mar 1880 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 17 May 1954 in Ruby, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
Generation 2 (First)

2. Ervin Samuel Brock Sr.: born 18 Oct 1849 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married abt 1879; died 5 Oct 1931 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

3. Hariett "Hennie" Boatwright: born 8 May 1854 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died bef 1894 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
Generation 3

4. Alexander Brock: born 1818 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married abt 1842.

5. Timmrah White: born 1824 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died abt 1866.

6. George R. Boatwright: born 19 Jan 1819 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married abt 1852 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 9 Apr 1894 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

7. Lauretta Hurst: born 1831; died 8 Aug 1863 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.


Generation 1 (Second)
1. Irvin Samuel Brock: born 1856 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 12 Oct 1897 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
Generation 2
2. Stephen Brock: born 23 Feb 1820 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married abt 1847 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 11 Sep 1867 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
3. Nancy Smith: born 26 Feb 1827 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 12 Jan 1878 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.



































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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday–Cole Brock

Cole L. Blease Brock
b. 17 Aug. 914
d. 8 Oct 1916
Son of Lawrence H. Brock & Victoria Davis

DC - Cole L. Blease Brock



Cole L.B. Brock Tombstone
Tombstone photo courtesy of Julious Burr

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday–Charles A. Brock

Charles A. Brock
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Tombstone Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

Birth: Nov. 26, 1836
Death: Sep. 23, 1898
Charles A. Brock was a son of Alsey Brock and his wife Lucy Morris. His brother was Pleasant A. Brock. Lucy had a sister named Sarah “Sallie” Morris that married Alsey’s brother Hezekiah Brock, who is my 2nd Great Grandfather. 

The Brock Boys – Charles & Pleasant - were Retail Merchants in the town of Cheraw, South Carolina.

Charles A. Brock married Sarah J. LNU (last name unknown) sometime between 1860 and 1870. Sarah J. Brock is in the household with Charles and his Mother Lucy in 1870 Census for Chesterfield County.  Sarah J. Brock was born about 1844. If you have any info on her maiden name please contact me by e-mail. Charles & Sarah did not have any children.

In March 1880, Charles, his Mother Lucy and his Wife Sarah J., signed a Cestui Que Trust[1] (DB 6, page 782-785) naming Mary Kezzie Brock, a niece, as beneficiary.




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[1]  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
 


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Monday, August 27, 2012

Military Monday – My 2nd Great Grandfather –Shadrach Johns

Shadrach Johns was born about 1800 in South Carolina, probably in Marlboro County. When the Civil War started Shadrach, his wife Mary and their four Children – Alice Catherine, Thomas H., Joseph Henry and Anna W. – were living in Seals Station, Russell County, Alabama. [1] They had moved from Chesterfield County, South Carolina sometime after the 1850 Census were enumerated and 1860 when the Census was taken in Alabama.

At the start of the Civil War, Shadrack John, who was sixty (60) years old was mustered into the Company “H”, 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry. He enlisted on 12 August 1861 at Nolasulga, Alabama.

By early 1864, Shadrack and his family had moved to Washington County, Florida. Here he was assigned to the Florida Home Guard[2], Capt. W. B. Jones Company of men in the local Home Guard. Most of the members of this unit was as old if not older than my 2nd Great Grandfather who now has reached the grand old age of 64.

On September 27, 1864 one of the least known battles of the Civil War took place in Florida; it was called The Battle of Marianna. Union troops under the leadership of Brigadier General Alexander Asboth struck the small Northwest Florida city of Marianna.

On September 28, 1864, after the attack on Marianna, the Union troops, while passing through Washington County, Florida ran into a small contingent of Home Guards responding to a call to help fellow citizens in neighboring Jackson County. They met at a place called Hard Labor Creek near today’s Washington. Captain W.B. Jones and the men of the Vernon Home Guard were severely outnumbered.

The Union soldiers demanded that the men surrender. They refused. After a short skirmish, Captain Jones and 10 of his men were captured, 1 man was dead and one was wounded. The 11 captured men were shipped to Ship Island Prison. Among the eleven men captured was my 2nd Great grandfather Shadrack John.

Shadrack was later transferred to Elmira, New York to a prison there where he signed an Oath of Allegiance to the United States on 16 December 1864.

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J Confederate Fla.
Shadrack John
Pvt. Capt. Jones Co. Fla. Mil
Appears on a
Roll of Prisoners of War
At Elmira, New York desirous to take the Oath of
Allegiance to the United States
Roll dated Headquarters Prison Camp, Elmira
N. Y. Dec. 16, 1864
Join Station ............ Nov. 20, 186x.
Where Captured.........near Vernon, Fla
When Captured........ Sept 28, 1864
Remarks...... was ordered out by the
Governor to resist an Union
raiding party. Is a Union
man and is over 60 years of
age, and was captured same day
that he was ordered out
Desires to go to Pensacola
Fla. 

Note: the last two hyperlink will take you to details on these two battles.

[1] 1860 U. S. Census, Russell County, Alabama, population schedule, Seals Station, Russell County, Alabama, enumeration district (ED) No ED, page 893, Line 7, dwelling 238, family 227, Household of Shadrick Johns; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_22.
[2] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/image/#20|127927670 : accessed 20 August 2011), entry for Shadrack JOHNS, Private; Captain W. B. Jones Florida Home Guard; Confederate. 





























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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Obituary Sunday- Mrs. John N. Davis


Obituary -  Mrs. John N. Davis was buried last Monday at Chesterfield Cemetery, funeral services having been conducted at St. Paul's Church by Rev. B. J. Guess. Mrs. Davis passed away at the Wadesboro Hospital, where she had suffered for some time with typhoid fever, which she contracted in Chesterfield. At the time she was taken ill Mr. Davis was in grave danger from the same disease. He has since recovered. The deceased was well known in this part of the county, having been born at Ruby. She was a daughter of Mr. J. W. Crowley and besides her husband, is survived by her father; her brothers, J. F. Crowley, of this county and Vance Crowley, of Louisiana; her sisters, Mrs. M. R. Swink and Mrs. Richard Munnerlyn, of near Chesterfield. Mr. and Mrs. Davis had no children but had adopted a daughter. Mrs. Davis had for many years been a member of St. Paul's Church.  The bereaved husband has the heartfelt sympathy of many friends who knew and appreciated the exceptional qualities of the good woman who has gone beyond.1

Mrs. John N. Davis was Mrs. Jessie F. Crowley Davis, born 18 Feb 1877; died 8 Feb 1920 in Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. She is buried in the Chesterfield City Cemetery.



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1James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Self-Published, 2001. Obituary of Mrs. John N. Davis;The Chesterfield Advertiser,12 February 1920, page 1, col. 5, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Surname Saturday–Davis -Thurman

William Davis was born abt 1790 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States.1 He appeared in the 1850 & 1860 Census for Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.2 3 [ http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/davisheritage/message/2000]

William Davis and Julia Thurman were married about 1814 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States. Estimated based on birth of first child. Julia Thurman, daughter of Benjamin Thurman and Julia Shumate, was born between 1792 and 1798 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Based on age reported in 1850/1860 Census for Chesterfield County, SC. 4 5 She died in 1877 at the age of 85 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

William Davis and Julia Thurman had the following children:

i. William Davis was born in 1816 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He died in 1821 at the age of 5 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

ii. Eliza A. Davis, born 6 Jun 1819, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Benjamin Franklin Teal, abt 1840, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 1 Sep 1883, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

iii. Carroll Washington Davis, born 20 Jun 1821, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Elizabeth Boatwright, 17 Feb 1846, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Mary B. Boatwright, 10 Aug 1854, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died Feb 1863, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

iv. William Blakeney Davis, born 1823, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Mary Jane Martin, abt 1855; died aft 1880, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

v. David Richard Davis, born 4 Aug 1825, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Mary Cornelia McNair, abt 1858, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 8 Jan 1892, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

vi. Capt. Benjamin Thomas Davis, born 1829, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Mary Jane Knight, abt 1849, died 28 May 1864, Ft. Stevens, Virginia.

vii. Nancy Janet Davis, born 27 Oct 1830, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married John H. Perkins, abt 1849, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 17 Sep 1887, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

viii. John Ferguson "Uncle Fox" Davis, born 1 Feb 1833, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Templeton Rebecca Jane Smith, 1 Sep 1867, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 16 Feb 1891, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

ix. Alfred W. Davis, born 1 Jan 1836, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Mary Temperance Lowery, 7 Apr 1872, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 29 Mar 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

x. Margaret Emeline "Aunt Mag" Davis, born 17 Oct 1840, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married James Franklin Perkins, abt 1856, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 18 Mar 1926, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
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1. Thomas DAVIS and W-8655, compiled military record (1779-1783), Rev. War Pension and Land-Bounty Application Files, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), NARA microfilm publication M804, Roll 766. BIRTH: Declaration of William Davis on behalf of his Mother Nancy Davis widow of Thomas Davis in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7th 1832. Pension application dated 17 March 1836 (W-8655, Rev. War Pension and Land-Bounty application Files, Call #766, NARA). William states that he is 63 years old. Application for War pension made on 16 Feb. 1853.
2. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 178A, Line 8, Dwelling 1219, Family 1219, Household of William Davis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 119, Line 24, Dwelling 357, Family 356, Household of Wm. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
4. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 178A, Line 8, Dwelling 1219, Family 1219, Household of William Davis.
5. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 119, Line 24, Dwelling 357, Family 356, Household of Wm. DAVIS.















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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday’s Child–Little Jennie Nell Lang


Jennie Nell Lang
b. 22 March 1917
d. 22 May 1918
Age 1 year, 2 months
Daughter of John Rufus Lang & Sarah Frances “Sallie” Purvis


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“In Remembrance”
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday–James & Nancy Ross

James Ross was born on 26 Jun 1850 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 6 Dec 1945 at the age of 95 in Darlington County, South Carolina.[1] He was buried on 7 Dec 1945 at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.[2]
James Ross and Nancy J. Davis were married on abt 1870 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. Nancy J. Davis, daughter of Michael Davis and Hulda Rivers, was born on 25 Jun 1844 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] She died on 5 Nov 1918 at the age of 74 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.[10] Nancy was buried on 6 Nov 1918 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.[11] [12] [13]
James Ross and Nancy J. Davis did not have any children.
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Nancy Davis Ross is my second great grandaunt. She is a younger sister to my second great grandmother Elizabeth Davis Previtte. 

And finally, do not accept one document as the truth , back it up with 2 or more documents. Case in point, James Ross tombstone above clearly shows that he died in 1946. However, his Florence County SC Death Certificate shows his death date as 6 December 1945.



[1] James Ross, death certificate #013745 (6 December 1945), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
2] Ibid.
[3] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 849. Tombstone of Nancy Davis ROSS; 25 June 1844–5 November 1918, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[4] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page 179B, Line 3, Dwelling/Family 1240/1240, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[5] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 125; Line 14, Dwelling 449, Family 448, Household of Jas. K. PARKER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
[6] 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 307A; Line 5, Dwelling 373, Family 373, Household of J. ROSS.
[7] 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #5, Page 326B; Line 36, Dwelling 289, Family 289, Household of James ROSS.
[8] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #21, Page 108B, Line 75, Dwelling 455, Family 463, .Household of James ROSS.
[9] 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #0036, Page 105, Line 33, Dwelling 30, Family 31, Household of James ROSS.
[10] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, Tombstone, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery as recorded in "Chesterfield County, South Carolina Cemetery Survey", Page 849, By James C. Pigg, Published by Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, Copyright 1995. [Nancy Davis ROSS, Jun 25, 1844 - Nov 5, 1918].
[11] Ibid.
[12] Mrs. James Ross obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 7 November 1918, page 1, col. 3:.
Obituary - Mrs. James Ross, The Chesterfield Advertiser, November 7, 1918, page 1, col. 3: Mrs. James Ross died at her home on Green Street last Tuesday morning at 6:30 o'clock after a long illness, which she had borne with Christian resignation. Mrs. Ross had attained the age of 75 years and had been a lifelong member of Zoar church. Before her marriage she was Miss Nancy Davis, and was raised in the Zoar section. She is survived by her husband and a large family connection. The body was laid to rest in the Zoar cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Many beautiful floral tributes attested the love and esteem in which this good woman was held by her friends.[SOURCE: James C. Pigg, "Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926, Chesterfield County, SC" (Tega Cay, SC, Self-published, 2001].
[13] 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), page 222. Harry Alexander Davis in his book "The Davis Family in Wales and America" made the following statement: "Nancy J. b 1845 md 1865 David Richard son of Eliza Davis and Benjamin Teal, 1st cousins: had 2 children in 1870. Page 222." This is not TRUE.
David Richard son of Eliza Davis and Benjamin Teal did in fact marry Nancy J. Davis. The Nancy J. Davis that he married was born 17 March 1839 and was the daughter of John Calvin Davis and Charlotte Hurst. John Calvin is the uncle of Nancy J. Davis, b. 25 Jun 1844 to Michael Davis and Hulda Rivers. Nancy, b. 25 Jun 1884 is believed to have married James K. Parker who died in 1862 in the Civil War and after the War married James Ross abt 1870.





















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Monday, August 20, 2012

Military Monday –Badgegood B. Parker


Badgegood Parker born about 1829 was a son of George A. Parker and Hawley Lee. He married Mary Lee. On December 20th 1861 he joined Company “E”, 21st Regiment [1]SC Infantry, Captain B. T. Davis’ Company giving his age as 32. He entered as a Private and was promoted rather quickly to Corporal and on 12 February 1863 he was promoted from Corporal to Sergeant.

His July-August 1863 showed him sick at the hospital. The September-October 1863 muster roll shows him still sick at the hospital. November –December 1863 shows Badgegood on sick furlough. Most of the soldiers, if able, returned home during these sick furloughs so it's possible Badgegood was home in Chesterfield the latter part of 1863.

The January-February 1864 shows Badgegood present for duty with his company. The April 30 to August 31 Muster Roll show Badgegood wounded and at hospital. In September-October 1864 he was back present for duty.

On the 15th January 1865, Badgegood was captured at Fort Fisher, Wilmington, North Carolina. As a Prisoner of War (POW) he was sent to the POW camp at Elmira, New York. He was received at Elmira, New York on January 30th 1865.

The Civil War ended with Lee's surrender on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox, Virginia. But technically, Confederate Forces remain in the field until June. The last surrender occurred on June 23, 1865 when General Stand Watie surrendered at Doaksville near Fort Towson, Oklahoma. Stand Waite was the only American Indian to obtain the rank of Brigadier General during the Civil War.

Badgegood Parker died in the hands of his enemies on 12 July 1865; cause of death chronic Diarrhea

 
Badgegood Parker tombstone[2]can be viewed by clicking on this link.

 Note: Badgegood Parker War record on Fold3.com shows him buried in grave 2994 (see above image) The Findagrave memorial shows him buried in plot 2847.
 

[1] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/image/#20|83356689 : accessed 19 August 2012), entry for Badgegood B. Parker, 5 Sergeant; Co. E, Twenty-first Infantry; Confederate.
[2] Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Sgt B B Parker; (1829–12 July 1865); Memorial # 61363043; Record of the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Plot: 2847; Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA; Accessed on 19 August 2012.









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Saturday, August 18, 2012

HEIRS of JOHN COOK, Hinds County, MS

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JOHN COOK Deed recorded in Deed Book 9, pp 531-32, Chancery Clerk, Hinds County,Raymond, MS. Transcribed by Reba G. Cook 23 Mar 2007 from mf roll # 9729 in the MDAH. Items in square brackets [ ] are uncertain.


The State of Mississippi, Hinds County. Know all men by these presents that whereas Jno. B. Peyton, John H. Fairchild, John A. [Stue], Levi Bankston Samuel Ferguson as Commissioners of Hinds County for the purpose of selling the lots in the Town of Raymond in said County did sell on the 22nd day of [Decr] 1828 to the highest Lot No. five in Square No. Sixteen in said Town for the sum of sixteen ==== dollars twenty 5 cents to John Cook who has paid the money and is now [dead] without having received titles and whereas the undersigned present Commissioners with the power to make titles to lots previously sold paid for therefore by this indenture witnesseth that we L. C Barton Richard L. Drone for and in consideration of the premises do hereby as acting Commissioners as
aforesaid and successors to said Peyton others do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto Elijah Cook, Abraham Cook, James Raney and his wife Polly Raney, John Dungan and his wife Lucy Dungan Thomas Copeland and his wife Anna Copeland, William Purvis and his wife Milly Purvis, and
Joseph Purvis and Elizabeth his wife, John Cook Matthew Rushings heirs being heirs of John Cook deceased their heirs and assigns the aforesaid described lot of ground bargained premises lying and being in the Town of Raymond [aforesaid]. To have and to hold the aforesaid lot of ground in the Town of Raymond unto them the said John Cooks heirs to them their heirs and assigns in fee simple forever and we the said Barton Drone do hereby as Commissioners as aforesaid convey the title of said described lot of ground forever unto the heirs of said John Cook deceased their heirs and assigns from the County of Hinds aforesaid forever.
Given under my our hands and seals the 26th day of March 1836.
/S/ L.C. Barton, Richd Drone.



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Source: Reba Cook

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Lafayette Brown Dies

Lafayette Brown was born in Apr 1847 in Union County, Arkansas. 1 2 3 He appeared in the Union County census in 1880 -1910.4 5 6 He died on 2 Mar 1917 at the age of 69 in Union County, Arkansas.
 
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El Dorado, March 3 - Lafayette Brown, aged 72, of near Quinn, died
last Friday morning after a brief illness of pneumonia. He served as
justice of the peace six years. He is survived by two daughters and three
sons; Mrs. Lonzo White of Camden, Mrs. S A Dumas of Juno, M R
Brown of Atlanta, H M and Bob Brown of Quinn. He was buried in the
family cemetery six miles east of here.; ag3/4/17
[ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ouisersplace/gazob/gobbr5.htm]

Lafayette Brown and Mary Elizabeth Warren were married on 24 Dec 1873 in Union County, Arkansas. Mary Elizabeth Warren was born on 4 Mar 1856 in Union County, Arkansas. 7 She died  Nov. 11, 1890 in Union County, Arkansas.

Lafayette Brown and Mary Elizabeth Warren had the following children:

i. M. R. Brown was born about 1877 in Union County, Arkansas. 8
ii. Robert Adair Brown was born about 1878 in Union County, Arkansas. 9 He died in 1941 at the age of 63 in Union County, Arkansas, USA.
iii. Henry N. Brown, born 3 May 1880, Union County, Arkansas; married Dixie Griffen, 29 Aug 1903, Union County, Arkansas, USA; married Hattie Pearson, 1928, Union County, Arkansas, USA; died 1 Jan 1957, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas.
iv. Sallie Russell Brown, born 1 Jul 1883, Union County, Arkansas; married Alonzo Whyte Sr., 2 Feb 1935; died 16 Jun 1954.
v. Stuart Brown, born 2 Sep 1885, Union County, Arkansas; married Sydney Archie Dumas, abt 1908; died 19 Dec 1972, Longview, Gregg County, Texas, USA.
vi. Nora Lee Brown was born in Apr 1888 in Union County, Arkansas. 10





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1. 1850 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, Page 226A, Line 31, Dwelling/Family 21/21, Household of Epps R. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: M432_30.
2. 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. 1860 CENSUS: Dorado, Union County, Arkansas; Roll: M653_51; Image: 318; Family History Library Film: 803051. Page 316B, Line 17, Family/Dwelling 703/651, Epps R. BROWN, Lawyer & Farmer, age 50, born GA; Dorinda BROWN, age 40, born AL; Sallie BROWN, age 16, born MS; Naploeon 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, Nephew, age 16, born MS; Catherine BROWN, Neice, age 11, born MS. [Thomas & Catherine are children of John R. Brown].
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, Page: 523B; Line 26, Dwelling/Family 107/108, Household of Epps R. Brown; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: M593_65.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, Page 225A; Line 21, Dwelling 64, Family 68; L.[afayette] BROWN, Household of L.[afayette] BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T9-0058.
5. 1900 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, enumeration district (ED) #124, Page 90; Line 48, dwelling 70, family 70, Household of Lafayette BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 8 August 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T623_0078.
6. 1900 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, enumeration district (ED) #0130, Page 108B; Line 73, dwelling 99, family 100, Household of Lafayette BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 8 August 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T624_0066. 
7. 1880 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, Page 225A; Line 21, Dwelling 64, Family 68; L.[afayette] BROWN, Household of L.[afayette] BROWN.
8. Ibid.
9. Ibid.
10. 1900 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, ED #124, Page 90; Line 48, dwelling 70, family 70, Household of Lafayette BROWN.
































Thursday, August 16, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday: Accounts 3289A, John Joseph Hancock


John Joseph Hancock, Revolution Pension, Audited Accounts 3289A

Note: Jo Church Dickerson found the following in her mother's (Marie Gulledge Wiggins) materials. As stated above, it was found in the Audited Accounts and not with the Pension Applications. The document was not signed by John Joseph Hancock and appeared to be written in whole by Chesterfield District South Carolina Sheriff, Alfred M. Lowry. Thanks to Jo for allowing us to use it here and for following in her mother's footsteps.

To the Honorable the Senate of the State of South Carolina, the Humble petition of Joseph J. Hancock sheweth to your Honorable body that your petitioner is now in his seventy second year of age and is unusually infirm of his age, never being a very stout or large man; that he has a wife nearly as old as himself and besides the infirmity of age is a cripple in his right Loin. In the Revolutionary War your
petitioner commenced his military course and that too at the age of sixteen. Your petitioner was frequently with General Marion in the low country and was with him at the taking of a parcel of Tories on a scout on the Santee, the name of the place your petitioner don’t now recollect, was under a Captain (blank) at a skirmish with the Tories near the Waxhaw church which officers name your petitioner don’t now recollect, was in frequent companies (______ ? _____) and skirmishes on the
Peedee, Black River and on the Santee, besides those inumerated (sic) under Captain Culp and Colonel Hicks. Your petitioner during the whole of the Revolutionary War, was ingaged (sic) as a soldier, several times drafted and when not drafted would turn out as a volunteer. He providentially was not wounded during the whole period but his life and liberty was often in imminent danger. He
never asked pay nor did he ever get any except Eight dollars and besides your petitioner then only owned one Horse and he was stolen by the Tories whilst the British where at Camden. Your petitioner has been unfortunate during his life in amasing property having met with several reverses of fortune. He is now poor as you may tell from his schedule and is too (old?) to work and Labor to support
himself and his wife and she too is now rather a charge than a helpmate. Your petitioner prayes (sic) that now he is old poor and helpless, that he sparied (sic) neither the prime of life nor labour (sic), for pain and exposure his life and his liberty for his country’s greatest good that his country now will not be a spectator of his poverty and helplessness, but will extend to him some assistance in his old age
and grant him a Pension.
Chesterfield C. H. S. C.
18 July 1836
( ) Walker Esqr.
Treasr. of the Upper Division

Sir: Enclosed is an affidavit and a certificate which Elizabeth Hancock, the wife of Jos. J. Hancock decsd. who was a pensioner on the State of South Carolina at the time of his death in 1834. Mrs. Hancock has been informed that she is entitled to $30 per annum half the sum which her husband was intitled (sic) to - Hancock drew his pension in 1834 and died in the (summer?) of that year - pleas to inform Mrs. Hancock whether or not she can draw anything, when you write to me - If this (_____ ? _____) and the papers are not sufficient or informal say how and what will be necessary for her to do - Inform her whether she can draw, and from what time. I will let her know the result, which will possibly satisfy her some if she is not intitled (sic).
Yours respectfully,
Alfred M. Lowry



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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday–Elizabeth Parsons Sellers

Elizabeth Parsons was born on 9 Mar 1822 in ,North Carolina.1 2 She appeared in the census in 1860 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States.3 4 Elizabeth died on 30 May 1899 at the age of 77 and was buried at Zoar Church Cemetery.5 6 7 A Memorial has been created for her at www.findagrave.com.8

Elizabeth Parsons and William Eddins Sellers were married about 1840. William Eddins Sellers, son of William Sellers and Gilly Eddins, was born about 1820 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Madison County, Tennessee.9 He died about 1854 at the age of 34 in Madison County, Tennessee.

William Eddins Sellers and Elizabeth Parsons had the following children:

i. William Riley Sellers was born about 1842 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 10 11 He served in the military Enlisted into Civil War by J. C. Craig on 26 Dec 1861 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States. William died on 23 Mar 1865 at the age of 23 in Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States.12 A Memorial has been created for him at www.findagrave.com.13

ii. Andrew Washington Sellers, born 24 Nov 1844, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Catherine Pinkney Wallace, 27 Dec 1865, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 12 Jan 1935, Florence County, South Carolina.

iii. James Arnold Sellers, born 16 Sep 1846, Madison County, Tennessee; married Sarah Jane Pittman, abt 1866; married Nancy Jane Johnson, abt 1896, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 14 Mar 1904, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

iv. Mary Abigail Sellers, born 24 Mar 1848, Madison County, Tennessee; married John W. Brock, 14 Mar 1869, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 3 May 1907, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

v. Louise Ellen Sellers, born Sep 1850, Madison County, Tennessee; married Benjamin Franklin Brock, 1870; died 15 Dec 1928, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

vi. Alonzo W. Sellers was born about 1854 in Madison County, Tennessee. 14 He died in Apr 1860 at the age of 6 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
 
Elizabeth Sellers
Photo courtesy of Julious Burr

 
 






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1. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Elizabeth Sellers; (9 March 1822–10 May 1899); Memorial # 83059642; Record of the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County. South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 11 June 2010.
2. 1850 U. S. Census, Madison County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 10, Madison County, Tennessee, Page 305B; Line 1, Dwelling 244, Family 244, Household of Wm. E. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 889.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130B; Line 28, Dwelling 0522, Family 0521, Household of Elizabeth SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page 325C, Line 29, Dwelling 252, Family # 252, Household of Benj. F. BROCK; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
5. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 837. Tombstone of Elizabeth Sellers; 9 March 1822–10 May 1899, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

6. Brock Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), Death - May 30th 1899; ELIZABETH SELLARS, Obtained from . DEATH: Taken from a Brock Family Bible (30 May 1899) in possession of my Mother and Tombstone at Zoar Cemetery. "ELIZABETH SELLARS departed life May the 30th, 1899".
7. Interview with a Confederate Veteran obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 7 April 1932. Sellers, Confederate Veteran (conducted by Nellie Bristow, Florence Morning News, reprinted Chesterfield Advertiser, April 7, 1932). Interview with a Confederate Veteran

Andrew Washington Sellers is my great grand uncle. He is the brother of my Great Grand Mother Louise Ellen Sellers.  Andrew was born 24 Nov 1844 and died 12 Jan 1935 in Florence, Florence County, SC. He married Catherine Pinkey Wallace on 27 December 1865.
Interview with Andrew Washington Sellers, Confederate Veteran (conducted by Nellie Bristow, Florence Morning News, reprinted Chesterfield Advertiser, April 7, 1932)
[Note: All spelling and punctuation left as printed].
8. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 11 June 2010; Headstone for Elizabeth Sellers; Memorial # 83059642.
9. 1850 U. S. Census, Madison County, Tennessee, Population Schedule, District 10, Madison County, Tennessee, Page 305B; Line 1, Dwelling 244, Family 244, Household of Wm. E. SELLERS.
10. Ibid.
11. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130B; Line 28, Dwelling 0522, Family 0521, Household of Elizabeth SELLERS.
12. 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), page 312. SELLERS, W. Riley, died 23 March 1865 at Elmira, NY , Died in Prison; buried at Woodlawn, NY #2438 Elmira.
13. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://findagrave.com; Headstone for Pvt W R Sellers; (1842–23 March 1865); Memorial # 66214868; Record of the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Plot: CSA 2438; Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA; Accessed on 2012. Pvt W R SellersBirth: unknown
Death: Mar. 23, 1865
Note: 4th SC Cavalry Company A
Burial: Woodlawn National Cemetery
Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Plot: CSA 2438
Created by: Hope
Record added: Feb 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66214868
14. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130B; Line 28, Dwelling 0522, Family 0521, Household of Elizabeth SELLERS.

























Monday, August 13, 2012

Military Monday–William B. Davis Long Trek Home


William Benjamin Davis

I, W. B. Davis, volunteered in April, 1863, enlisted in Company E, 21st S.C. (South Carolina) Regiment on Morris Island. In less than a month (I) was wounded by a shell on Battery Wagener (Wagner); it was a fifteen inch shell. I was sent to Summerville Hospital. It took two doctors two and one half hours to get the powder out of my face.

When able for service (I) was returned to Battery Wagener (Wagner), (and) from Battery Wagener (Wagner) to Fort Sumter. We whipped the Union army ten to one. From Charleston we were transferred to the Northern Anny of Virginia. during the battle of Warhaul (Port Walthal) Junction I was detailed to the rear to guard a lot of baggage, (and) for three days and nights I had only a small piece of bread and a glass of milk for each meal. From there I carried the baggage about two miles back carrying as much as I could at a time for a short distance until I had covered the distance of two miles; at this place I had only wild onions to eat for three days and nights. some Cavelry-men (cavalrymen) passed and gave me a piece of bread and meat for some stationery to write to their homefolks.

From Warhaul (Port Walthal) Junction we went to Cold Harbor, from Cold Harbor to Drewery’s (Drury’s) Bluff, from Drewery’s (Drury’s) Bluff to Gaines (Gaines’) Mill and then to Bermuda Hundred. There I lost my uncle (,) Capt. (Captain) Benjamin Thomas Davis; he was wounded in the thigh and died from the wound. My Uncle Alfred W. Davis was made captain of Company E in his place.

From Bermuda Hundred we went back to Cold Harbor, from there to Malvernrs’ (Malvern) Hill, from there to East Petersburg. On June 18th we fought two hard battles. In one of these battles William A. Davis was wounded in (the) right chest. On June the 24th (in a battle between the Appomattox River and City point Road) I was wounded in the left side by a minnie ball (and) was carried to the rear to a Field Hospital, from there to City Point, put on the old New York boat and sent to Fortress Monroe, from there to Hampton Virginia (Prison) Hospital. Was there seven months with my bowels discharging through the wound partly(.) The first time I left my bunk, I slid on my hands and back to the ward masters (wardmaster’s) office and begged him for a piece of tobacco and he put me on his feather bed and let me rest all the afternoon.

(I) was sent from (the) hospital to Butlers (Butler’s) Bull-pen on (the) 23rd day of Jan. (January,) 1865(,) I was given (a) furlough and transportation home, but on the night of the 22nd Wilmington was captured and I was turned back at Greensboro, and sent to Charlotte and my transportation taken away from me. I stayed in Wayside Hospital one night and started home on foot(,) walked two and rode three miles the first day, second day walked half mile and rode eight, was too weak to travel, begged a man to let me spend the night or sleep in his horse stable but he refused, but later hitched a yoke of oxen to his carriage and brought me two miles towards Monroe, N.C. (North Carolina) to the next house(.) There I found a noble man and woman who took me in and cared for me (for) a week.
From there I rode on a wagon loaded with corn and meat to within two and one half miles of State line between Monroe and Chesterfield(.) The wagon broke down in a creek and there came a rider saying the Yanks were coming, so the driver said he could bring me no further(.) He jumped on the best mule and told me to take the other and follow(.) I rode from about two hour of sun ‘till 9 o’clock that February night in my shirt sleeves and my wound discharging nearly all the time. Had not a bite to eat all day, about nine o’clock we saw a fire, found it was a captain’s camp fire, he gave me all I could eat.

The next day (Sunday) I rode all day on a wagon, night found us about eighteen miles north of Wadesboro(.) There the captain (seeing my condition) went to a Widow Ladies (widow lady’s) house (and) asked her to keep me till Monday morning and he gave me $25.00 and a doctor gave me $20.00 The widows (widow’s) overseer said he would bring me to Wadesboro (,) so he went off for a horse and buggy and I haven’t seen him since. I stayed there a week, had a severe cough, couldn’t sleep, so the lady treated my cold and cured the cough.

After waiting a week for the man (Stevenson) to come back I wanted to get home, so the lady let me ride her horse across a creek, then turn him back to her on the other side.

I walked half a mile in a half day to a Mr. Hancocks (Hancock’s) and he brought me to Wadesboro(.) From there Mr. Tom Little brought me to Alfred Baucom’s place, by night I had walked on to the William Jerman place near Bethel Church and stayed with him a day and night(.) He sent me on an oxcart to Squire John Ratliff and he (with a good horse and buggy) refused to bring me home. So the cart brought me on to Peter Jones, he had picked up an old mule and pulled an old buggy out of Jones Creek, so then he borrowed a pair of plow lines and sent me to my Grandfathers (grandfather’s) for I had no father and mother, each having died during the war.

My father served during the first year of the war, but his health failed and he was sent home and died soon afterwards. I reached home on March the 8th, 1865.

That was the end of my militery (military) career.

W. B. Davis
Co. E. 21st S. C. Regt., of Volunteers






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[1] Source: The Stonewall Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chesterfield South Carolina
[2] Chesterfield District Chesterfield District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society
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